Bold or Pastel – All Are wonderful!

Class on Thursday was so much fun!  Everyone was okay with the new times.  I loved the new time, as we all know I am not a great morning person!  I have been getting up at 6:00am to weed…ok, that is a different rabbit trail! 

I wanted to share the insides of a card we made.  Dawn went with stamping off and the pastel look and Marie went with the bold direct color look.  I love when my friends come and just play and have fun.  It is so good to just see them “make the card their own.”  Dawn working on the inside of her cards

It turned out great!

Marie sharing the insides to her cards.

No, I did not get pictures of the front of their cards…duh!  Next month.  I love that everyone feels free to do their own thing.  Here is the front of the sample card.  I used a lot of very BRIGHT colors.  See the list below.

This card is very simple, but fun.  Everyone would love one in their mail box!  The back ground is from Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and the Stamps in Black (birds and saying) are from Free As A Bird Stamp Set (see my new Bundle of the Month Class it is all about the Birds! ).  The colors, from left to right are: Flirty Flamingo, Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green, Balmy Blue, Gorgeous Grape.  Pineapple Punch and Granny Apple Green are up and down all the other are side to side.  You can buy the bundle and the Ink Pads here.  Be sure to use the host code SV2U237T to get the FREE cards!

See you at the next class on August 15th, at the Quality Inn in Lodi…. never know who will show up!  Come join the fun!


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I had a great birthday and thank you all for your Birthday Wishes – in person, in the mail and online.  Thank you for being part of my tribe!

A friend was over for my birthday and mentioned she had not seen any mention of the specials… my oops!  I had it on Face Book and my newsletter but not here on the blog… so…

First Special:  My New Bundle Of The Month Class!

Each month you can order the bundle of the month at my online store and received FREE eight cut cards to assemble and colored PDF of instructions.

The idea behind this was many people requested cards when they could not come to class because of travel, weather, or distance. This is like one of my classes coming to you in the comfort of your home!

You will order the bundle at my online store with the monthly host code. The host code will let me know who to send the cut cards and PDF to. 

July Online code is:  SV2U237T


page 90-92 in the Big Catalog

The host code will be different every month as will the bundle. It will be announced on the First of each month. You can add on to your online order additional items. Example – the first month was the bundle FREE AS A BIRD on page 91 of the catalog. You could add additional items from that Suite, and other inks or items used to make the cards.

Bundle of the month Classes do not qualify for snowflake points.

You can order the Bundle of the Month Class from the first until the 25th of the month. I will be sending out the cut cards and the PDF before the 28th of each month.

Join me for classes at your house!

Second Special:  Just in time for my new class:

For every $50 you spend July 1-31 (before shipping and tax) you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that you can use August 1–31. There’s no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so shop all month!!

When you order the Bundle of the Month class you will get a $5.00 coupon to use in August.  Stampin’UP! is so great to have this on the first month of my new special!  Shop here at my online store!

Remember the Bonus Day Coupons will be emailed to you… DO NOT LOSE THE EMAIL – they can not be re-sent. 

Third Special:

The Ultimate Bundle Special!

The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit IS the Ultimate Bundle! Purchase the Starter Kit during July or August and get:

  • EXTRA – GET BONUS PRODUCT! Get YOUR CHOICE of up to $155 in products for $99 (that’s $56 in free products, an additional $30 than normal) and the kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.  You can include products from any current Stampin’ Up! catalogs. 
  • EXTRA, EXTRA – GET A $10 COUPON!  Those who purchase the kit and join Stampin’ Up! will be emailed a $10 coupon code the following month to redeem on an order placed by Oct. 31.
  • SAVE 20 -25% on personal demonstrator orders while you are active.
  • Learn about what it means to join my team of CRAZY SU STAMPERS (by purchasing the $99 starter kit).
  • Join Just for the Discount!   There’s no obligation, just fun!
  • If you have any questions or want to talk, call me at: 608-576-3198 or email me here.

I know this is a lot of information.  I am here to answer your questions.  If you would like a new, current catalog email me here.

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Just Announced

For the first time EVER, Stampin’Up! is adding STAMPS to the Clearance Rack!!!
I don’t know how low the prices will be, but I know that they will be added on June 26th, at 12:01am Mountain Time!
Everything in the CLEARANCE RACK IS WHILE SUPPLIES LAST, so shop early for best selection.
I wanted to get the word out today, along with the stamps that will be added, so you can be ready tomorrow! There are a lot of other goodies already in the Clearance Rack, and who knows what else, besides the stamps, will be added….
So make sure to CLICK HERE tomorrow to check it out!


Trimmer Blades available JUNE 27th, 10am (MT)
I know many of you are anxiously awaiting this information….
A LIMITED SUPPLY OF TRIMMER BLADES will be available beginning at 10am MT on Thursday, June 27th.
I believe there will be a limit of 3 packs.  The order number is:  #126995
For best chance of getting them click here to order online.
Please let me know if you have any questions.  Follow me on Facebook!
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2019 New Catalog Day!!

New catalog goes live today June 4th at noon (MST)!  Yes, we are all counting the minutes.  I made a video with some sneak peeks in it for you to watch while your waiting or when you get a chance.  Let me know if you need a catalog!

Here is the video link:

Happy Stamping,


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UP TO 25% Off Retiring Products!

Ok, I know I said I was not getting all involved in the retiring list – Well -Stampin’UP! just announced that starting tomorrow the 30th of May at noon they were going to discount some of the retiring item.  So I wanted you to be sure an know this.  If there is some thing you want please shop here.

Remember my BOGO sale is this Saturday at the house rain or shine.

I am going to the dentist and doctor… I know two in one day, but I will answer all calls in between appointments.

Here is one of the Man card we made at class.  Yes, this is a new set available on June 4th!

There is also a stamp with a dad holding a little boy on his shoulders!  The saying are individual stamps in the set.  Love this Set.  Look for it on June 4th.  If you want a new catalog please let me know 608-237-7103 or

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Sneak Peeks and Center Stage

Center Stage is a special dinner and training (with gifts!) Stampin’UP! puts on for their leaders.  There are 138 at the dinner I attended tonight.  This is just one of 7 locations around the world.  We got our NEW CATALOG!!!  I LOVE it.  It is wonderful.  I can’t wait to share it with you all.  Some of my Team will be playing with toys from it at a special dinner in their honor – I think there might be gifts too!  Picture of group of Side and Up lines that were at Center Stage with me.  Thank you Kristen for having me at her home!  LOVE, LOVE, LOVE The new Magnolia Lane Suite – Place mat is from it and sneak Peak a couple of a couple of product suites! Love the new Catalog – it reminds me of those in the past – more gently and soft – okay those are the only words I have right now. Will try to share more from my phone tomorrow!

Oh, see the bag… that is the bag for this OnStage!!

Love this mew set, and are not the colors just wonderful – You will see this again!

New Suite, We will be using this a lot, yes a lot!

Love the silhouette stamps and the bright colors!  Yes, this is another you will be using in class soon!

Yes, there is snowing and it was snowing huge, beautiful flakes!  For all of you that thought spring was here!

Happy Stamping Everybody!


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Great Tip for Using New Cling Stamps!

I made this video to help you with the new cling stamps.  Last days of SAB are here.  Check out all the SAB items here at my store.  Let me know if you liked the video or have questions.

Happy Stamping,


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Customer’s are so Great!

One of the best things I like about working as a Stampin’UP! demonstrator is all the wonderful people I have met and continue to meet.  At my monthly class on Thursday one of my (newer to me) stampers changed one of my cards from a Sympathy to an Easter card.  I LOVE IT!  It is so fun to give my people a base to start from and see them make the cards their own!  Here is the card she made ( I can’t tell you her name until AFTER Easter!).  Under her card is my card with the inside and instructions.  This is the last week to get the Lily set from the SAB rewards.

I just love it.  I always have extra words at the Card Buffet in case someone needs a saying that better suits who they are giving the card to.  The set she used for the word “Easter” was: More Than Words. Yes, another SAB set… trying hard to get them all in before the end of March!  Never can have too many words!   Awesome job!

Here is my card and the directions.  If you haven’t gotten this set yet check it out here before the end of March.  It will be gone March 31st.

Love how real the lily looks.  The Paper Pumpkin for April will have Stampin’UP!’s new ‘DISTINKTIVE” stamps in it. 


# 10 Sympathy         3/19/19

Sets: Lasting Lily

C/S: Whisper White, Graprefruit Grove

Inks: Grapefruit Grove, Old Olive


Other: Organdy Ribbon, Tear Tape, Glue Dots

Instructions: On whisper white stamp flowers with grapefruit grove ink, stamp leaves and saying with old olive ink

Adhere SMALL RIBBON to card front with tear tape on back. Immediately adhere whisper white card front to grapefruit grove card base

Tie LONG RIBBON into bow and adhere to front of card with glue dot

Have a great week.  Let me help you to get your last SAB order in!  Contact me at 608-576-3198 or order online here.

Happy Stamping!


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Merry Christmas 2019!

        Merry Christmas to each and every one of you! 

Thank you for being part of my life!  Since my friends are my chosen family, I want to share with you some of the cards I received this year.  First, I want to Thank Jesus Christ for His birth, life and death to give me eternal life.  Thanks to each of you that have come over and helped me during this last few weeks to help me stay out of the hospital.  Thanks to Travis for keeping me in wood so my house could be warm.  Thanks to Kim for coming over today – in the mist of her family get togethers – to set up another dehumidifier, help me change beds, since mine was yucky from having a fever for so long – it broke early, early Sunday morning, and for the hugs.

Merry Christmas Everyone!

From Linda C.

From Cindy E.

Donna B.

From Anne F.

From Jan D.

From Viv B.

From Debbie K.

From Edna D. (Outside)

From Edna D. (inside)

Thank you my family.  Have a wonderful Christmas!

Big Christmas Hugs,





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Color Your Season is Leaving!

Have you seen this great special? 

Yes, there are some left.  There is a great new set of colored pencils you can get to color the images with.  OH, what great images the words are BIG!  Below is a couple of cards we made with this at class.  You can contact me to order or just grab it online.     Did I mention that you get 10% off the bundle of Stamp and framelits!  the layering edged framelits are great for other sets.  Great to accent your Christmas cards.

These is a great fall card and don’t we all have one friend to send this too!This is a great Christmas card… Yes, it is all Fussy Cut out!!!  But that does go fast.  It has a lot of shine in IRL as I used Wink OF Stella on parts of the bell, and all the red berries.  Check out the full information here and get this great set.









Remember the last day to get into this round of Shares is August 31st.  It will be great to have some toys to see and play with before you order your card and scrapbook supplies. Check it out here

Have a great last week of summer.  Keep checking back for new information and cards!

Happy Stamping!


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New Holiday Catalogs are Landing in Mailboxes All Over!

Have you received yours yet?  If not email me at and I will get one in the mail for you.

Yes, I am doing a Designer Paper Share and added a Ribbon share! Reserve your spot today! Deadline for first round is August 31st.
For those of you who have not done a share with me before –  It’s an economical way of getting a working supply of the new papers and ribbons without having to buy them all. This new catalog is overflowing with new products and if you are like me you Want it All – well, you CAN HAVE IT ALL!

2018 Holiday Catalog Paper Share Includes:
84 – 6 x 6 sheets (two of each as they are all double sided).
  • All is Bright – 12 sheets
  • Festive Farmhouse – 12 sheets
  • Santa’s Workshop Specialty – 12 sheets
  • Joyous Noel Specialty – 12 sheets
  • Frosted Floral Specialty – 12 sheets
  • Country Lane – 12 sheets
  • Toil & Trouble – 12 Sheets

How to Reserve your Paper Share:

Please E-MAIL ME the following information:

  • Your full name
  • Your mailing address and phone number
  • Subject Line: 2018 – Holiday catalog PAPER share
Payment Details:
You can pay with check (I have to receive it before August 31st), Credit Card (call me with your number 608-237-7103) or through PayPal.
Payments must be received by 10 PM, August 31st to be included in this round of share.
I will order all the supplies the morning of Sept 5th, they should arrive in about 10 days, it takes a couple of days to cut them and get them all repackaged, then out in the mail to you.
$33.00 Per Share, Includes priority shipping

Cheryl’s Holiday Catalog Ribbon Share

Receive approximately 18 yards of ribbon
2 each of 7 ribbons and 2 each of 3 twines
$21.00 includes priority shipping
2 each of:
  • Real Red 3/8? Mixed Satin – approximately 2 yards
  • Festive Farmhouse Cotton Twine -approximately 2 yards each of 3 colors
  • 5/8? Striped Burlap Trim – approximately 2 yards
  • Poppy Parade 1/2? Textured Weave – approximately 2 yards
  • Merry Merlot & Copper 5/8? reversible Ribbon – approximately 2 yards
  • Tranquil Tide 1/4? Velvet Ribbon – approximately 2 yards
  • 3/16? Braided Linen Trim – approximately 2 yards
  • Black 3/8? Glittered Organdy Ribbon – approximately 2 yards
How to Reserve your Ribbon Share:
Please E-MAIL ME the following information:
  • Your full name
  • Your mailing address and phone number
  • Subject Line: 2018 – Holiday catalog RIBBON share
Payment Details:
You can pay with check (I have to receive it before August 31st), Credit Card (call me with your number 608-237-7103) or through PayPal.
Payments must be received by 10 PM, August 31st to be included in the share.
I will order all the supplies the morning of Sept 5th, they should arrive in about 10 days, it takes a couple of days to cut them and get them all repackaged, then out in the mail to you.
$21.00 Per Share, Includes priority shipping.
Why do I say “approximately” on the ribbon?
Because sometimes it’s stretchy and goes back in shape after I cut it, so it might end up being short 1/2 an inch or so. Sometimes the spools are a little short. If I give you a short one of one color, I try and give you a longer one of another color.

You can have both shares or multiple share’s – mailed to the same address – for only $48.00.  Limit on how many fit in bag.

If you have questions, please feel free to contact me.
You can check out all the many specials going on here. I will be posting a couple of the cards we made at class with the ‘Color your Season” set, dies, and new watercolor pencils. The pencils are great fun and they too will be gone at the end of August.


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Great Class!

We had a great class on Thursday… even though the snow was disappearing by the minute!  Having a mini make up on Saturday at 1:00pm.

This was one of my downline’s version of my card.  Trisha did awesome!

Love when my downline or customer create their own card from mine!

Still having time to get in on the 15 Year Annversay sale of 15% off any order this month.  It can be an online or or one called in to me.  Contact me here for more information.

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Happy 15th Anniversary with SU! Retiring List and Color Revamp!!

I found out Sunday I have been with Stampin’UP! 15 years!  WOW –  how things have changed and time has flown by.  Wendy and I started doing stamping to have something in common to do.  Now we have made wonderful friends, have great customers, and traveled the world with Stampin’UP!  Our Stampin’UP! years were some of Wendy’s favorites.

We had a convention (SU calls them OnStage) in Milwaukee this past weekend.  The theme on Friday night was ’80’S’.  I went and had my hair done…. 80’s style… not know what to expect.  Want to see what the back of my hair looked like? I know people did this everyday!!  I think I just worked through the 80’s!  I certainly didn’t do my hair like this everyday… DID YOU??

This is a picture of me and Founder of Stampin’UP! taken in Milwaukee this past weekend.  It is always so fun to catch up with people.  To be with peers that really appreciate you and encourage you in your business.For my 15th Year Anniversary I am thanking YOU my awesome customers with 15% off your orders in April. You will want to use my Online store here to order retiring items as they are going fast – Let me know you ordered and I will give you 15% Gift Certificate to be used on your next order. You will have to send the second order in through me so I can pay for the 15%.

 It is that time of year in the Stampin’UP! world – retiring list and new catalogs!!

Click HERE for the retiring list in page order from the Big Catalog.
Click HERE for the retiring list in page order from the Occasions catalog.
Remember retiring items are “while they last” except stamp sets are through May 25th.
Please use my store to order, it is open 24/7 and so I will be able to give you the gift of 15% off your next order.
THIRTEEN of our beautiful colors (PLUS the 2016-2018 In Colors) are retiring to make way for more gorgeous, current, on-trend colors. If you want ink pads, ink refills, markers, Stampin’ Blends or cardstock in any of these favorites, BUY THEM NOW.  
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Soft Sky
  • Marina Mist
  • Wisteria Wonder
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Rose Red
  • Always Artichoke
  • Island Indigo
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Perfect Plum
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Peekaboo Peach
  • Sweet Sugarplum
  • Dapper Denim
  • Emerald Envy
The ink pads, ink refills, markers and cardstock in these colors are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST and in my experience – They Will. Not. Last. 

The Color Revamp

Many of you will noticed the ink pads in the retired list , so let’s have a look at the color Revamp in detail, it will help answer your questions.
Why are the ink pads on the retiring list?
  • Stampin’Up! has improved the ink pad case and the ink formula. The redesigned ink pad case is now more simple and intuitive. Just insert your thumb in the lip and lift.
  • It has a tighter fit between the lid and the base and the lid won’t become accidentally disconnected. YAH!!!
  • It’s Stackable. The ability to stack the cases is easier
  • They are slightly smaller and slightly thinner and have a very new sleek look:
  • Yes they will still fit in the carousel
The Ink:  Don’t worry, the existing reinkers will still work in your old and new pads.
What did they change?  They put a de-foamer into the ink refill.
Download the Q & A sheet about 2018 Ink – HERE
Stampin’Up! likes to stay on top of current trends and every 5 years or so, they revamp our color selection to stay on trend.
There are still four color Collections.
Basic Black, Very Vanilla and Whisper White have been moved out of the Neutrals Collection to a new spot. A few new colors have been moved into the collection to make it more exciting and colorful.
Stampin’Up! sometimes brings back retired In colors to become part of our core colors.  Welcome back:
Black Berry Bliss
Mint Macaron
Flirty Flamingo
Poppy Parade
Mossy Meadow
Coastal Cabana
Down Load the entire color family set HERE

I know this was a lot if information but I didn’t want you to miss out on anything that is happening.  If you have any questions, please contact me.

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December 30th is the last day for you to reserve and get your Stamparatus until the new catalog comes out in June 2018!  You will reserve it now, and WHEN it ships your credit card will be charged.  Stampin’UP! will send you and email to let you know it is ready.

Place your order here!

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YES! the party is on!

OH, I realized (okay, Donna just called to say she was coming) I had not let everyone, YOU, know that this FRIDAY is Customer Apprection Party – starts at 6:00pm and goes until we or I fall sleep! I did remember to buy the candy (given) and have the Make n’ Takes and Have new toys to show…. I just forgot the most important – YOU! This is my (our) annual Thank You for being our customer! So if you have been to a class, bought glue or tape, ordered toys YOU are invited. I just thought everyone knew the first Friday of December to come play. No SNOW (sad me, happy neighbor whose mailbox gets hit) No tapioca (still haven’t learned to cook it – I promise, I will be able to next year, or the next year) But we have tons of fun planned for you. The picture was taken last night off my back deck – come see the beauty. Call and let me know you are coming so I have enough gifts on hand, or just come – you know I always do extra! See you Friday, when you can come!  Yes, this does mean it is December and Christmas is almost here – are you ready?  Me – ready – not so much!

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