It’s Time For KICKOFF!!!


I can’t wait… today is going to be SO fun, because I am hosting my annual OCCASIONS & SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG KICKOFF!!!  This year I decided to focus on FREEBIES and STAMPING, since that’s what we all really love anyway, right?  I had planned on having my class samples for the next several months ready for {Read More…}


sale-a-bration 2016 from Stampin' Up! customer appreciation promotion

Shout it from the roof tops… call all your friends… and post the crap out of it on FACEBOOK – the OCCASIONS CATALOG IS LIVE & It’s SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!! I absolutely LOVE this time of year, when we all get rewarded for our Stampin’ Up! purchases!!  If you are NEW to Stampin’ Up! or are {Read More…}



I am super optimistic about this new year, and I hope you are too.  I know that many of my friends and stampers have endured some pretty serious, and down right crappy things this year and I know that they were more than ready to send 2015 down the toilet (I don’t blame them, I {Read More…}

How To: Keep Your Precision Plate Like NEW!

plate how to keep your precision base plate like NEW helpful tip video

Have I told you lately that I am IN LOVE with our new PRECISION BASE PLATE?  It is seriously, SO amazing!!  I can’t get over how awesome this tool is- and it makes cutting out your detailed thinlits SO easy!  I recently used it to cut out over 600 elements for a client project and {Read More…}

While I’m Away… You Can Save!


Yes, I know… it’s Friday, and I should be posting my FIT FRI article- however… I am leaving today for the first ever OnStage Local event by Stampin’ Up! and I am SOOOOO excited!!  I will be getting to see the products that we will have in the OCCASIONS CATALOG and those things we will {Read More…}

Stamping On Bumpy & Uneven Materials!

Use Stazon ink to stamp directly to the metallic doilies by stampin' up!

When you get a little adventurous with your stamping there are times that you select a material that is less than hospitable for a stamp and ink, but we forge ahead anyway- right?  Of course we do, because everything is better with a little ink… and glitter too!  So how do you get a nice {Read More…}

Fit Fri: How To Have Healthy Halloween Without The Quinoa


Seriously, I think Quinoa for Halloween is a great meal option, I am not suggesting that you give that out to trick or treaters… although that would be hilarious!!  I am sure you know by now, the struggle that we all face as tomorrows candy filled spook-tacular holiday descends upon us… or maybe you have {Read More…}

Fit Friday: What’s The Skinny On Processed Food?


While strolling around the grocery store the other day (because my fantastic cable company cut my internet- GRRR!) I ran into a friend from the gym.  She and I got chatting about health, shocker, and cooking for our families.  I was of course complaining that I HATE to cook… mainly because I am not very {Read More…}

Who Knew You Got SO Much For Being A Member Of The “Patch”?!

Paper Pumpkin Stamp Out Breast Cancer

This month Stampin’ Up! and Paper Pumpkin are GOING PINK for Breast Caner Awareness month and to support the (BCRF) Breast Cancer Research Foundation.  I thought this would be a great time to share with you all the new perks that MY PAPER PUMPKIN PATCH MEMBERS get when they subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me.  {Read More…}

How Are Handmade Christmas Cards A Snap!

Christmas Card Stamp Camp 2015 by Hand Stamped Style

It’s that time once again… it’s hard to believe, but it’s true- in fact I almost forgot that October starts in just a few short days.  That means that my Annual Christmas Card Stamp Camp is about ready to get underway!  If you are new to my site and classes or unfamiliar with this event {Read More…}