Sunday, July 12

Back from vacation!

I am back from vacation....sort of....I am home, but not quite 'back' if you know what I mean. Staying in a cabin in a remote part of Maine for a week really brings the relaxation level up a notch. Takes a few days to get back in the groove...

At least tonight I have access to the internet, good lighting, a shower, cable TV. I showered for about 40 minutes this afternoon. YUP - lathered, rinsed, repeated. Three loads of laundry later, I have almost finished unpacking. Various items to be returned to their rightful owners, who came for day trips throughout the week.

Was great to finally get to see and feel the sun. We have had a serious lack of the yellow shiny stuff since May here in NH.

I am off to bed, will try to be back with some Stampin' news tomorrow -


Friday, July 3

Happy Birthday America! (a little early)

I love the Fourth of July! Ever since I was a kid it has been one of my favorite holidays - maybe because it falls during the lazy hazy days of summer or maybe because (for the most part, anyway) it signals the beginning of our very short 8 week summer here in NH.

My neighbors are shooting off some loud, not very colorful fireworks and I am cleaning house (but not so diligently that I can't post!) so I can chill out tomorrow and get ready for some vacation time.

If you have your new catalog, and are loving it, let me know (Hi Andrea!) - if you do not, send me a note and I'll get one to you!

God Bless and a big Thank You to all our Armed Forces keeping watch in America and overseas!


Thursday, July 2

The new catalog is here....

I kind of felt like Paul Revere typing that, shouting out the news that the new SU! catalog is here!

It is a great new catalog, new design and layout, feels more like a luxurious magazine than a catalog and of course it is more than that - there are all kinds of fabulous ideas featured in the catalog as well!

New products include kid-friendly princess and pirate themed party kits - including invitations, decorations, party favors and more - all new personalized stamps, polka dot grosgrain ribbon (gorgeous stuff, I was able to pre-order some) and a wonderful new selection of Under $10 products.

Did you know there are over 1000 items in this catalog under $25? It's true.

Contact me today to find out how to earn items from your wish list for FREE!

Wednesday, June 24

School's out...for the summer

Finally, the last day of shool. Yes, late here in NH. I think there were too many snow days this year.

Relief for the kiddies and time for moms to find lots of activities to keep those kids happy. If you are interested in a kids stamp camp/class, drop a line. I have lots of fun projects that are little kid friendly.

And on July 1, you will be able to see some adorable and awesome new products from SU! designed for your little Princess or Pirate....

I will have 8 catalogs available on 6/25, contact me today to reserve your copy! Ask me how you can get your catalog (9.95 value) for FREE!


Saturday, June 13

kickin' it in gear!

For a while now, my husband and I have been working on creating a stamping space for me in the basement. Finally, putting on the finishing coats of paint...( the color is 'Honeydew', a fresh, bright green) Personally I think he just wants the kitchen and dining room tables back!

So once my space is done, I will have plenty of room to see all my STUFF and to work on layouts and class projects. Because of the comfort level, I'll probably still have clubs and classes upstairs, but my family will not have to deal with all my bits and pieces laying about for a week beforehand, and a week after! lol

Come back often, as I will be adding class listings and posting samples, very soon!

Tomorrow I am off to a lacrosse tournament with my daughter, her teams games start at 4 pm and finish at 8 pm. And it is an hour away.....It will be a long day, but I do love to watch, it is so fast paced.


Thursday, June 11

Ahhhh, Friday. Best day of the week in my mind....

Was heading to bed and realized tomorrow is June 12. June is almost halfway over, which means we are that much closer to the July 1st release of the SU! 09-10 catalog.

If there are items that are still on your wish list from the 2009 Spring/Summer catalog, contact me today for the availability of those items and to place your order.

And leave a comment, let me know you've been here...


Wednesday, June 10

Hey, I'm back. Funny how that happens, I just show up at random times.....

Did not browse/slobber on my new catalog today, but thought I'd come back to share some thoughts about the stamp sets, like I promised.

There is something for everyone in this new catalog! Fun and furry, cute and sassy, elegant line drawings for coloring. Some great new sentiment sets too, fresh and up to date. Some offerings have been completely re-vamped, you will have a clue if you have checked out the Last Chance Stamp list. Lots of old favorites staying around too, like Lovely as a Tree.

There is always a lot of speculation among demos before the Last Chance list comes out, friendly contests to guess the most sets that will only be available for a short while longer. Lovely as a Tree, Sincere Salutations, and Curvy Verses were all on the chopping block, in most demos minds, but these perennial favorites survived for another catalog period.

OH, the holiday selection! Can't even believe I didn't mention that! Lots of bee-u-tee-full holiday stamps, ranging from elegant to just plain cute. You will surely find something to love in this catalog.

Contact me to reserve your copy today. $5.00 each, includes a $5.00 coupon towards your first order of $25 or more. Ask me how to earn one for FREE!


New Catalog!

So I have been sitting on the news that I have my demo copy of the new 2009-2010 Idea Book and catalog. Wanted to relish it all by myself for a few days.

I do love the new In Colors, they are all over the place in retail stores, magazine layouts, etc. When SU! introduce the concept of "In Colors" a few years ago, I admit I was skeptical and wondered if it really mattered. Well, I can tell you it does. The fresh, up to date colors add a whole new dimension and vitality to 'old' stamp sets.

Someday I will have my photo taking and posting abilities on the same wave length and have some pictures to share.

For now, I guess you have to take my word for it!

I'll be back soon with thoughts on new stamp sets. No, I can't show you, can't even name names, but I can tell you what I think.....


Sunday, June 7

So the winners are....

Andrea D. won her choice of stamp set, Carol S. won the Hostess Set and Renee M. won a $20 Gift Certificate toward future purchase.

The Mystery Hostess was a lot of fun, and I am glad to say that all the retiring products that my customers ordered were still in stock and available. The In Colors were so popular this year, I had a few worries.....

There is still time to place your order for stamp sets from the Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog, send me an email or order online at

Upcoming June classes:
June 17 - Sweet Stems card class featuring Raspberry Tart DSP and faux silk technique
6 cards for $12. Please RSVP by June 12
June 29 - Retiring Stamp Sets Stamp-a-Stack
8 cards for $12. Please RSVP by June 24

Pictures will be posted soon for both classes.

Don't forget to schedule your in-home workshop soon, summer dates are going fast.

Sunday, May 31

Mystery Hostess Workshop June 1-2, 2009

CRAZY RULES I know...but have to cover all bases....

Are you ready for the biggest Stampin’ Up! event I’ve never had?

“Mystery Hostess” workshop
June 1-2nd, 2009.

On June 1st, SU! will be releasing a list of “Last Chance” stamp sets and accessories. This is your last chance to get these items before they are gone forever, and a great opportunity for you to enjoy Hostess benefits without hosting a workshop.

All the cleaning and cooking are done for you! You don’t even have to get out of your pajamas to participate! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?

Email your order for Stampin’ Up products to and be prepared to win some great stuff. Here’s how it’ll work:

A) You will earn one entry for placing an order.

B) You will earn two entries for each multiple of $25 ordered. (ie, $50 order earns 5 entries, 1 for ordering, and 2 each for 2 X $25).

C) You will earn 5 entries for scheduling your June****, July or August 2009 in-home workshop. Please note, the new 2009-2010 catalog will be available to order from on July 1, 2009.

****SU! is offering EXTRA hostess benefits fo workshops held in June. Workshops of $250-399.99 will receive an EXTRA $20 in hostess merchandise and workshops of $400 and greater receive an EXTRA $40 in hostess merchandise!!!

There will be MINIMUM* of three winners drawn from all entries:

1) Hostess Level 1 set
2) $20 in FREE product.
3) FREE stamp set, up to a $25 value

*Number of actual winners will be determined based on total of orders.

1) This offer is not valid for orders placed thru my SU! website, you MUST contact me at my email address: by 10 PM on June 2, 2009

2) Retiring accessories, including In Color cardstock, are available WHILE SUPPLIES LAST. I cannot guarantee that all of the items you request will be available. # of entries earned will be based on your original order and will not be reduced if your order total is reduced due to unavailable product.

3) Please include with your order, your Level 1 Hostess set and your FREE stamp set of choice. If you win, I cannot take the chance of holding the order to contact you for your choices due to 2) above. If you win the $20 in FREE product, you will receive a Gift Certificate in that amount for a future order.