Thursday, January 26, 2012


IMG_8743 Elizabeth, my roommate and new friend….  We are having dinner at Casa Mia—a great Mexican restaurant at a great price (we actually had dinner here twice!).  This night, we got to celebrate with Extreme Homemaker as they filmed a parade down the river for injured American Veterans.  It was so beautiful and will be aired next Christmas.  Liz, had to post this pic—sorry.  Liz is from Canada and I caught her waving our American flag—grin!  We had so much fun.

Prize Patrol Winners—we are all so jealous!


Lori Staley was the first one in our group to win a prize—congrats.


Lori was also a speaker at one of the classes and did a fabulous job teaching us about good customer care.  Shelli was even in the room while she spoke.





Then it was Angela Ogelsby’s turn to win!  Okay, so we’re still really jealous…..


……well not really, we’re very happy for you.  Stampin’ Up! gave us such great gifts, just check them out:


the bag and portfolio were made of our fabric that is coming out in the new catalog in June, along IMG_8931with the stamp sets—images have been sprayed out to protect the innocent—oh, I mean because they are not available yet and I’m not allowed to show them on here—grin!  on the right are 3 of our adorable make and takes, let me enlarge them for you.  I love how we put 2 of the Fancy Favor bags together to create a little box (middle image) then belly-banded it!  We used the little pop-out flowers from the Designer Printed Kit—page 18 of the mini.  They are really nice, quick to use and layer so beautifully.

Here are a few more of my pics from San Antonio—beautiful city!















Thank you for spending this time with me, sharing the fun of Leadership 2012. 

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sale-A-Bration is Finally Here!








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Click on Mini Catalog image to download the mini catalog.

Click Here to Order your long awaited items!

Contact me:  if you prefer a hard copy of this mini catalog and I’ll send you one right away.


 Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Means FREE Products for Customers, Hostesses,  New Demonstrators and existing Demonstrators.


Select a FREE gift from the SAB Mini catalog for every $50 that you spend.  There is no limit….spend $150, get 3 SAB gifts, $25 to spend, and get this cute tote bag.


When your workshop reaches $150, you get this cute tote bag!

When your party reaches $400, you get a SAB Bundle of great products on pages 6 and 7 of the SAB Mini, plus $65 to spend!  You cannot beat it…..Oh,  Yes, you can—at $400, you begin to earn 1/2 price items too.

Contact me to book your SAB party today!  We’ll have it Your Way—in your home, or mine, at a restaurant… get to choose.

New Demonstrators:

When you join Stampin’ Up! during SAB, many wonderful things await you!

  1. $50 off the starter kit.  During SAB, the Starter Kit is only $125 (kit value over $300)
  2. For the rest of this year, you will get a FREE pack of Designer Series Paper or a FREE Digital Download every month that you place orders.
  3. Special from Cindy---Join between January 24 and February 24th and receive a FREE Joyful Heart Demonstrator Meeting or Packet for FREE

To Order, Click Here or contact me if you’d like me to do it for you.  

To Check out My Events, Click Here

To  Join Stampin’ Up and my Joyful Heart Stampers Group, Click Here, then click Join Now.

I’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have and help you order your demonstrator kit.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Sneek Peak to SAB Day 23

Ugh, sorry, I’m very late getting this out today!  I’m sure some of you are checking for the ideas each day—so happy to have you visit me.

Tomorrow is D-Day—you can finally get your FREE Sale-A-Bration Items.  You can place your orders on my website 24/7 or you can email or call me and I can place them for you!

Here’s my fun sample for today:


This card comes from the displays at Leadership.  I love how they embossed the SAB stamp (Fresh Vintage) onto the Everyday Enchantment DSP.  The colors are Vanilla, Soft Suede and Calypso Coral.  The Happy Birthday is from the SAB stamp set Elementary Elegance.  The flower background is from the Big Shot embossing folder Elegant Bouquet.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these sneek peaks and I will continue to share fun ideas with you over our Sale-A-Bration the next 2 months, giving you plenty of time to budget your purchases so that you can get all the great things that you’d like!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 22

IMG_8537 Another great swap by Marcia Weimer. She used Lucky Limeade and Calypso Coral with a touch of the polka dot designer paper in Early Espresso from the pack called Berry Blossoms.  She pleated the strip of DSP for a really sensational look.  Okay, you can’t miss the cute accent in the center made with Perfect Pennant die and our new Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine.   The stamp is from the SAB set, Sprinkled Expressions.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 21


This swap was made by Carla Gross.  It uses the SAB stamp set, Sprinkled Expressions.  Her color combination of Pool Party, Black, and White is just stunning!  Other supplies: Elegant Lines Emboss folder, Designer label punch, Lace Ribbon Border punch, Black taffeta 1/8”, rhinestones and a touch of dazzling diamonds.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 20


This swap is from Sondra Jumper.  I’m loving those polka dots quilting the whole layered background together. The stamp set is Sprinkled Expressions, the ribbon is from the SAB ribbon/brad pack and the background paper is SAB’s DSP.  She added a touch of glitter to accent.

You can get lots of these great products FREE beginning January 24th with every $50 purchase.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 19


Got this cute card swap from Mary Owens in our SAB swap.  Her little doily in the center is cut from the Perfect Pennants Die. 

Then she wove the SAB ribbons through the holes.  The little butterfly brad is also from SAB.

She used the SAB stamp set Sprinkled Expressions and the SAB DSP

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 18


This is a swap card made by Susan Drummer.  I love how she cut the butterflies out of the designer paper.  She used Poppy Parade and the SAB DSP is in Poppy and Pool Party.  The stamp set is a SAB gift called Elementary Elegance.  Sponges softens the edges of the Vanilla Cardstock.

Thanks Susan!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 17


I got this card in the swap-- made by Lori Staley.  What a beautiful card.  It features the SAB set, Elementary Elegance.  She used Pear Pizazz and Soft Suede along with a touch of Pink Pirouette for a lovely combination!  Oh, and check out the new pleated ribbon in Pear Pizazz.  Also used: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Emboss Folder-Vintage Wallpaper, Beautiful Wings Embosslit.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 16


I made this card as a fill-in for the SAB swap—someone backed out and Connie needed a fill-in.  I really like how it turned out.  I used Pear Pizazz, Crumb Cake, a little Early Espresso, Very Vanilla CS.  I used the Adorning Accents Embossing Folder. Pear pizazz seam binding and pearls add some accent.  The paper is from Twitterpated set.

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 16


Another design with the Sprinkled Expressions.  I used Pool Party and Soft Suede.

The scallop is done with Adorning Accents—edgelits die. The flower is just 2 scallops scrunched with a shimmer brad in the center. The ribbon is the new pool party seam binding.  The soft suede CS is embossed with the lattice embossing folder.  You can get this stamp set FREE when you purchase $50 of supplies.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 15


This card was designed by Edith and Esther and we made it at Connie’s meeting. 

It uses the SAB stamp set, Sprinkled Expressions.  Colors are Lucky Limeade and Island Indigo.

Check out the brand new Lucky Limeade Bakers Twine around the center.

The background is the snow burst embossing folder. 

On January 24th, you can get this stamp set for FREE when you place a $50 order.

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 15


Playing today with Sprinkled Expressions, a SAB stamp set. 

Using Early Espresso, Baja Breeze and Riding Hood Red along with the new Twitterpated DSP from the Occasions Mini Catalog.  Also used the B0jo Blossoms punch, the new Blossom punch, the postage stamp punch.  Baja Breeze Ribbon, glue dot with dazzling diamonds glitter in center of flower (I cut slits the whole way around the flower, toward center so that the petals curl up). Also used the Framed Tulips embossing folder.

You can get this stamp set for FREE when you place a $50 order.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 14


Playing today with Sprinkled Expressions, a SAB stamp set. 

Using Real Red and Basic Black always makes a stunning project.  Also used Heart to Heart and small heart, Scallop border, scallop circle and wide oval punches.  The embossing is done by the new embossing folders, Adorning Accents.  Also used Black grosgrain ribbon.

You can get this stamp set for FREE when you place a $50 order.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 13


Elementary Elegance.  Beautiful Frame—cute little sayings.

Used this SAB stamp set along with the Curly Label Punch, Movers and Shapers Die, Tasteful Trim Die and the Extreme Elements Stamp set.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 12


Elementary Elegance.  Love, love, this card that I found on our Stampin’ Connection. 

Isn’t this stamp beautiful?

Also uses the SAB DSP and Brads as well as the the Movers and Shapers Die.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 11


I copied this idea from my friend Sharon Field (actually the brilliant gal who helped me to set up this blog). 

This card uses Mocha Morning Specialty Paper, Crumb Cake Seam Binding and gold brads. 

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 10


Another idea with Kindness Matters.  Also uses Pearls, Designer Frames and Adorning Accents Embossing Folders, scallop punch as well as Blushing Bride Ribbon. Colors: Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 9


This is a stamp set from the catalog but is in the SAB catalog as a choice for one of the FREE stamp sets.  I’ve long wanted to get this set and this was a chance to get it for FREE!

This card is done with Island Indigo and Crumb Cake.  The background uses Hello Doily and En Francais.  I had lots of fun with this set, be sure to check back for more ideas.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 8


Made this card as I was trying to design my swap—from yesterday’s post.  It didn’t turn out as planned but I thought I’d post cause I think it’s still cute. Used Fresh Vintage Stamp set---words from Loved Ones.

Early Espresso and Poppy Parade

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 7


This is my swap for our group SAB Swap—I used 3 SAB items: Fresh Vintage Stamp set, Everyday Enchantment DSP and Brads.  The colors are Poppy Parade, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla.  Other items used: Victoria Crochet Trim, Loved Ones stamps from Occasions mini, Dimensionals, 1 3/8” square punch.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Stamp A Sampler Stamp Event

I've often been asked if I would sell my stamp set sampler packs and my answer has always been "No, cause I need them".  I've contemplated how I could help you get your own 'samplers'.  During this brand new event, you will get to make 16 samples of our Sale A Bration and Occasions Mini catalog products so you'll have lots of ideas to copy.

Join us on Saturday, the 28th and have a fun afternoon of stamping! 1-5 or 6 PM
West Manheim Community Room
2412 Baltimore Pike

Here’s one of our projects:

Space is limited so please register early
Cost: Early Bird--$30 ends January 15th
Late Registration-$35 ends January 25th 

You'll receive a roll of ribbon and a 1/2 pack of Designer Paper and the cut supplies to finish 16 card ideas and the baggies to store them in.

Non-attendees may register and receive their projects by mail—just add $5 to fee.


January’s Bonus Project


Bonus Project:

This card uses the new set Bordering on Romance, along with the Sale-A-Bration Brads and Designer Paper. Also uses the new edgelits die and emboss folder

Colors: Lucky Limeade, Pool Party,
Very Vanilla




This is a bonus card when you place a $50 order at class or online this month!

Mixed Bunch and other ideas for January Class


One of the great new stamps in our Occasions Mini catalog!

We made this card last night at my upline’s meeting!

This is one of the cards that we’ll make this month at our Stamp the Love Classes.  Be sure to RSVP





Click Here to see the 2nd project for the class

The 3rd card is my long promised Bleaching Card












The scrapbook page for those wanting to do scrapbooking is this page that I’m doing for my swap for Leadership:


Sneak Peek to SAB Day 6


This card uses 3 SAB items: Outlined Occassions, and Everyday Enchantment Brads and DSP.

Other supplies used:  Framelits Dies: Labels Collection, Tasteful Trim Die (scallop), Stripes Embossing Folder

Copied this idea from Chris Smith—thanks for sharing

Thursday, January 5, 2012



Fun new idea! A maze game and a card in one.  Won’t the kids on your list love it when they can play with their card? This is my first card with this set  but some of you are much more creative than me and will come up with some cool things.


For this one, I didn’t put the actual game in the card but used the stamp instead.

The circle is punched out with 2 1/2” circle punch.

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 5


This card was done with 3 SAB items: Fresh Vintage Stamp set, Everyday Enchantment DSP and the Everyday Enchantment  Brads.  Other supplies used: Loved Ones Stamp set, Square Scallops Duo Die, Hearts Collection Framelits Dies, Triple Layer Blossom Bouquet Punch, Versamark Pad and Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder and Calypso Coral Ribbon


Fresh Vintage Clear #125117 Free with $50 purchase

Loved Ones Clear #125467  $25.95

Mat Pack  #105826 $9.95

‘Pokey Tool’ #116631  $3.50

Square Scallops Duo Die #120903 $21.95

Hearts Collection Framelits Dies #125599 $26.95

Triple Layer Blossom Bouquet Punch #122464 $23.95

Versamark Pad # 102283 $7.50

Iridescent Ice Emboss Powder #101930 $4.75

Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon#122976  $9.95

In Color Cardstock #127713  FREE with a $50 purchase

Everyday Enchantment Brads  #127279 FREE with a $50 purchase

Big Shot #113439  $99.95

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Sneak Peek SAB Day 4


This Card was done with 3 SAB items:

Everyday Enchantment DSP, Everyday Enchantment Ribbon,and the stamp set: Fresh Vintage. I colored the ribbon on my Poppy Parade stamp pad so that it was read instead of Coral.  Once again, the Happy Birthday is from Loved Ones—from the Mini.

We have lots of heart cutting designs in our new Framelits—the Hearts Collection on pg. 6 of our Occasions Mini Catalog.

You’ll get to make this card at the Stamp A Sampler class on January 28th—be sure to register now


The little button is from our Mini catalog, page 12—Twitterpated.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Make your own card keeper and cards


New product in the Occasions Mini Catalog—Simply Sent Create & Keep.  I made up this fun set of cards and this card box in about 1 hour.  What fun—everything included in this great set for only $14.95. No stamps or other supplies needed.   Want to see a few close up?

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Get yours beginning January 4th---here.

Sneak Peek to SAB Day 3

IMG_8446 This Valentine Card was done with the SAB set, Outlined Occasions, stamped the love with Black ink, then colored with Pretty in Pink and Real Red Markers. 

The embossed hearts are done with a new Occasions Mini item…Adorning Accents set of embossing borders.

The white piece is cut by the new Edgelits Dies called Adorning Accents.  All on page 7 of the new Mini Catalog.   Hearts were punched by 2 punches: Heart to Heart, and Small Heart punch, then I added Crystal Effects to make them shiny.  The cording is the Early Espresso Baker’s Twine.

I copied this idea from Ariane McCosh—love her creativity.


Real Red Cardstock  #102482 $6.95

Pretty In Pink Cardstock #100459  $6.95

E. Espresso Baker’s Twine #123124 $2.95

Crystal effects #101055 $6.25

Pretty in Pink and Real Red Markers  $3.50

Heart to Heart Punch #119881  $16.95

Small Heart punch #117193  $5.95

Adorning Accents Edgelits #125595 $9.95

Adorning Accents embossing borders #125601  $8.95

Big Shot #113439  $99.95

Outlined Occasions Stamp Set #126016  FREE with a $50 purchase

Monday, January 2, 2012

Sneak Peek for Sale A Bration-Day 2


For this card, I cut some strips of Sale A Bration Designer Paper called Everyday Enchantment.  I just began gluing them in a quilt pattern. Got the idea from Petal Pusher.  

I also used the SAB stamp set called Outlined Occasions.  The colors are Lucky Limeade, Pool Party, Peach Parfait, Calypso Coral, Poppy Parade, and Soft Suede.  The ribbon is Lucky Limeade.  The flower punch is our Triple Layer flower punch.

The little scallop at the bottom is from another punch—the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border #119275  $15.95

Lucky Limeade Ruffled Ribbon  #122977  $9.95

In Color Cardstock #127713  FREE with a $50 purchase

Outlined Occasions Stamp Set #126016  FREE with a $50 purchase

Everyday Enchantment DSP  #126154  FREE with a $50 purchase

Check back tomorrow for Day 3 Sneak Peek.

Place Order 24/7 Beginning January 24th

Holiday Mini Catalog Ends January 3rd

Don’t miss out on any of your favorite items in the Holiday Mini catalog—for next year’s holidays….there is even a great Valentine set called You Are Loved

You are Loved










Used on this beautiful card by Kathy Schweinfurth!

you are loved











and a great box to store your finished cards—you can cover it with designer paper, fabric and design it how you like.

card keeper boxes $8.95

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