IT SNOWED!!! and again!

So excited Sunday night to see the beautiful snow!
The picture of snow falling is out my kitchen door.
AND….. for those of you who think all I do is play in the snow… pictures of the driveway I shoveled!
I know big deal – but it is one of the very few times I have actually shoveled in the 20+ years I have lived here. My neighbor – Audrey came out and helped with the top of the driveway where the street plow had heaped up the snow and her daughter (the baby who is almost all grown up!) come out to help too.
Her husband, Jesse said once – years ago – but I remembered – that it was important how you shoveled the first snow as that makes the boundaries for the rest of the season – or something close to that. That is why the picture shows shoveling on the grass. I did leave some parts for him to plow!!
Now today it has been snowing all day!  Beautiful but heavier than it looked.  Jesse – neighbor – plowed about 6:30pm for me.  I know it was heavier than it looked because I did the back steps for the dog – who still does not like snow!
Do you have animals?  Do they like the snow?

Merry Christmas and a Happy Joyful New Year!

May your Christmas be filled with the Love of Christ and the Joy of family.  May your New Year bring you Joy, Peace, and Love.

I am so thankful to have a church family to spend time with and to celebrate the love of Christ during this Christmas, they have opened their hearts and homes for me.  I am so grateful for my Stampin’UP! family that is part of my daily life, even when I come up short.  The card above was from Ann H. one of my SU family.  I am so thankful that Christ died on the cross for me, rose the third day and is in Heaven with the Father.  My all of you know and rest in the Peace of Christ.

Merry Christmas

FREE SHIPPING TOMORROW, Dec. 8th and Happy Mail!

Happy Mail going out in the morning!  Caught up to date.

Now, you know what I have been doing for the last two days!  Plus made 10 Christmas Cards, did a FB Live, cleaned out the inside wood pile, vacuumed the living room – twice! and cooked two meals!

Remember the FREE SHIPPING Stampin’UP! is having on Dec. 8th, as a one day sale.  You can get items off the clearance list, the retiring list and then have it all come to you with FREE SHIPPING!  You can shop at my online store or contact me at 608-576-2198 or email here.

Have a wonderful day, let me know if I can help you in any way!

Thanks for following me and for your support!


Free Shipping this Wed., December 8th!

Prepare your wish list of Stampin’ Up! products and get ready for FREE SHIPPING Wednesday, December 8, 2021! 

Click HERE to shop online


  • All order types qualify for this promotion (customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • Free shipping applies after the qualifying amount has been met.
  • The minimum qualifying amount to receive free shipping is $50 usd/$65 cad or more (before tax & shipping).
  • Any applied coupon codes are non-commissionable and will lower the order’s retail amount. 
  • Free shipping only applies during the 24-hour period the promotion.
    • Phone order deadline: 8 Dec 2021; 6:50 pm (MT)
    • Online order deadline: 8 Dec 2021; 11:59 pm (MT)
  • With the exception of month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscriptions, all Stampin’ Up! products qualify for the promotion.
  • Prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are eligible for FREE shipping under the same rules as all other Stampin’ Up! items during the promotion.
  • Due to the global shipping crisis, all orders placed during the free shipping promotion cannot be guaranteed to arrive by 25 December 2021. 

Contact me if you have any questions or if you want to place your order directly through me: or 608-576-3198

Feel free to apply a host code when ordering WVEE97CF. If your order is $150 or more (before shipping/tax), do not apply a code. Instead, your order of this size will automatically qualify you for Stampin’ Rewards. 

YES! you can buy things off the Clearance Rack and the Retiring Items AND get the Free shipping! I that is a hat trick??  Well, I may have my words wrong, but it means a great deal for you!

Pictures MISSING! My fault!

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving and are waiting with great anticipation for SNOW!!!

So I got this weird notice that I had no room left on my blog.  In panic I sent a note to the person who hosts my blog – Thanksgiving week – no response.  I sent a note to the person who updates my blog.  She said yup, too many pictures.  I said I would delete some.  She said just be sure you don’t delete any you used in a blog post.  So, I am going through the 1,000+ photos – thinking I didn’t blog on this one, or this one, etc.  Well, not only was I wrong about some of those, I deleted the pictures of the catalogs on the side…Oh, SO my bad!  My blog person fixed it for me.  Thank God for people who understand techy things.

So Stampin’UP! is having another sale – yes, only while supplies last.  It is the sale of things in the current Mini catalog.  You can see a copy in my online shop Here and or click on list to get a downloadable version.  Please call me with any questions! 608-576-3198.

Hopefully you can click on the above and it brings up the list!  This will give you a downloadable version of the list as well.

Please use the Host Code: PZESY9EQ on your order under $150.00 – that way I can get prizes for you!

Check out my FB Live from last night for a fun card made with new toys from the January – July Mini Catalog! (Spring Mini)

Stampin’UP! Sale Now, yes, right NOW!

Awesome Sale NOW, yes right now! Ends at 11:59pm(CT) on today 10/20! Check it out at my online store .

The Host code to use is D2GMAQ42.

Check out all the stamps we have used!

Person to guess how many of the stamps we have used on cards for class and FB Live’s will get a prize!

Hurry, yes, run over before it ends today!

I will be available 8am-10am and 2pm-11:00pm 608-576-3198. Happy Stamping!

I Am Walking!

Who knew I would ever be able to do this.  Not me.  I am scared and excited.  Hope the weather cools down.

Many of you know of my physical health concerns but you may not know that for years I have struggled with Mental Illness.  In fact I met Wendy at a NAMI meeting.  One of the hardest parts of my diagnosis I have had to deal with is severe depression.  If you have been around me for any length of time you know I love winter and snow.  You also would know I hate summer, heat, bugs, summer birds!   I often teased that they needed to come up with a special diagnosis for me – the opposite of SAD.  Guess what about 1% of people who suffer from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder) have it like me!  They thrive in the winter but summer is hard.  Since June of this year my Depression has gotten worse and worse by the day.  Some days I did not see how to go on.  In August I was told about the 1% of SAD patients, it made so much since for me.  As cooler weather has started coming I have just started to do a bit better.  My medical doctors had me start walking for my heart a couple of months ago.  SO – I saw the sign this week about the NAMI Walk and decided I could walk for my heart and my mind.  This is my first small step in trying to get back to an even keel.  I would love for you to support me!  Thanks for listening to my story.  

NAMI is the nation’s largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. NAMIWalks promotes awareness of mental health, raises funds for NAMI’s free, top-rated programs, and builds community by letting people know they are not alone.

Thank you for supporting me for NAMIWalks Your Way 2021 by MAKING A DONATION! It’s easy, fast, and secure to do right here on my page.  

National Read A Book Day!

Books to be Reading Again.

Books by my chair to read again.  I usually go by author, but sometimes I go by subject.

What books did or are you reading?  I love my books.  I usually have one or more going at a time.  I re-read them, time after time.  I love that I can still take time to read and run my Card Business. 

When we were cleaning out the basement and Rachel was having a garage sale for me, there were a few unbelieving people, that could not believe that I had 3,000 + books to bring up to sell (this did not count the books upstairs!).  So they were counted on the way up!  Can you guess?  Yes, 3,254 books!  But I do re-read them over and over.  Boy, that kind of sounded like why I have so many stamps!  Could I just be a horder?  Nope! Just a reader and a stamper!

So what are you reading? I am rereading James Patterson, The 18th Abduction.  Share what you are reading here or on my FB Page here.

Happy National Read A Book Day!

Happy National S’mores Day!

I have so many happy and fun memories of fires and s’mores!  I looked for a picture to add but I think they are not all on this machine – and the ones I did find were of people with marshmallow all over them!  While Wendy would eat the marshmallows BEFORE they got to the fire, I loved to throw the marshmallows in the fire and watch them grow, and grow and grow before collapsing!  Yes, some marshmallows did make it to toasty brown and onto crackers with chocolate… just not mine!  So today, tonight or sometime soon go have a fire and throw a marshmallow in!  Take a picture and share it with me so I can see how big it got!  I know… just funny.  Okay to just laugh! 

Last Chance Deeply Discounted January – June 2021 Mini Catalog

50% off Sale starts at Midnight!

  Some great discounts on some of the items in the Spring Mini – “While Supplies Last!”

I am trying to get this information out to as many of you as I can!  So if you got it from me in one or more ways, sorry.  I know I am either right on top or just not getting it!

I hope this resource helps you to get your favorite products as the January – June 2021 Mini Catalog expires on June 30. I am still calling it the Spring Mini Catalog.

The link below will download the sale for you.  It has items listed by category first, then sorted by page.  It might look confusing, but please do not hesitate to contact me if you need assistance. As everybody has their new Annual Catalog now, it’s really easy to see the retired and new products in the catalog.

Where you might get confused is when you see a Bundle or Suite, such as Fine Art Floral, carry over. What is retiring is the Bundle/Suite price of 10% off what is included in the Bundle/Suite. With the new catalog, only the stamp set and dies will be available with the rest of the suite retiring on all carry over products. The Gilded Leafing in Fine Art Floral will a separate embellishment rather than included in the suite, as will the Fine Art Ribbon, Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder, and Heat & Stick Powder. That is where you lose your 10% discount, and it does add up.

The products that will no longer be available and/or retired, would be the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper and the Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate.

Once June 1 hits, this suite is going to sell out fast. Grab what you can.

Stock up on your favorite products before they’re gone for good! Save up to 50% on essential craft supplies. What are you waiting for? Start shopping! After all, this selection of Last Chance Products is only available while supplies last.

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In Person classes start June 17th.  You must RSVP as space is limited.  It will be at my house.  Times are 9-noon; and 6-9pm.  You choose which cards you want to make for $2.00 each!  We will be doing this the third Thursday each month and most months will also have a 2-5pm option.  Really looking forward to actually seeing people – like in real life!  Okay, go check out the list so you are ready to shop!

Here is the link directly to my online store to shop.  The list will not be up on the SU site until midnight when the sale starts. I hope this information has been useful to you.

Thank you for letting me be your Stampin’UP! Demonstrator!

Hydrangea Hill Class and more….

I have a list of all the Bundles I will be using for classes for the rest of Spring Mini Catalog and I am betting a couple of them make it into the new Annual Catalog coming out in May.  If they are in the new Annual Catalog they will not be bundles then, but will still be available.  I checked before the Face Book Live and all the bundles were available to order now if you want to get any while you can still get FREE SAB items.  Some of the pearls, ribbon, and embossing folder are not available now, but will be after March 8th.

Class for February 23rd – March 7th is the Hydrangea Hill Class.  Orders for the class with the card kits must be ordered before 10:00pm on March 7th.

First the card made on the Face Book Live tonight (2/23/21). (sorry the picture is not straight, the grid paper shows that!)

Hydrangea Hill Card

Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies










On the pictures the Memento Black Ink shows up better on the Thanks, But IRL the Gorgeous Grape looks good too.  Remember to use the 5th and 3rd from the biggest Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies.  I have used these dies 8 times now without having to redo the Washi Tape.

Set:  Good Morning Magnolia (saying!) #149298  Use whatever saying you have

C/S:  Highland Heather #146986; Gorgeous Grape #146987; Basic White #159276 (inside)

Ink:  Gorgeous Grape #147099; or Memento Black #132708

Other:  Hydrangea Hill DSP #154570; Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies #148551; Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine #149653; Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 (Green Glue); Paper Snips #103579;

Highland Heather card stock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″

Gorgeous Grape card stock: 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″; 4 1/2″ x 3 1/8″; 3 3/4″ x 2 3/8″; scrap piece for saying about 3/4″ x 2″

Basic White card stock: 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside)

Hydrangea Hill DSP: 5″ x 3 3/4″; 4″ x 1/2″ (inside)

Run the Hydrangea Hill DSP through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine using the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies – the 5th & 3rd from the largest taped together like picture above.  Carefully take DSP out of Dies and lay the DSP back together so you know they are in the right direction.

Using Green Glue adhere the largest DSP border to the Gorgeous Grape 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ card stock; adhere the middle border of DSP to the Gorgeous Grape 4 1/2″ x 3 1/8″ card stock; adhere the middle piece of DSP to the Gorgeous Grape 3 3/4″x 2 3/8″ card stock. 

Layer the largest piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock to the Highland Heather card base using Green Glue; layer the middle layer of Gorgeous Grape card stock on top of first layer, then the smallest layer of Gorgeous Grape card stock on the top of that.  Each layer building on the next one.

Stamp the saying on the scrap piece of Gorgeous Grape card stock, cut one end at an angle and adhere saying to the card front using Green Glue.


Classes will be $35.00 and include about $20.00 of product, 8 card kits (2 of 4 designs), written instructions and a video showing how to put the cards together.  The bundles to make the cards exactly like mine you will need to purchase with the monthly Host code at my online store, I would also be happy to help you put in an order if you would like.  You can pay for class by email or calling/texting me 608-576-3198.

BUNDLES – Not in order of class

Hydrangea Hill Bundle #156251  $52.00  pages 18/19  Class Kits able to be ordered 2/23 – 3/7/21

Sand & Sea Bundle #156205  $54.00  pages 40/41

Ice Cream Corner Bundle #156244  $31.50  pages 48/49

Masculine Cards – Soar Confidently #154531  $19.00  page 70

Fine Arts Floral Bundle #156227  $50.25  pages 32/33

Simply Succulents Bundle #156264  $54.75  pages 38/39

Pretty Perennials bundle #156234  $45.00  pages 30/31

WOW!  That is not even all the toys we will be playing with!  Stampin’UP! has a special coming out March 2nd which I will have a class for on the March 2nd Face Book Live, 7:00pm (CT).

Thanks for supporting me and playing with me!





Come Along on a New Adventure!

I have just finished taking a Newsletter Course and I am starting up with regular newsletter to help keep in better touch with you!  In order to get on the list and start this adventure with me I need you to join here.  I promise it is really a fast sign up and you will love the new newsletters!

This is the last week of SAB!  So, if you missed any of the FREE toys you still have time to get them by ordering either at my online store here or call/text me 608-576-3198 and I will help you get the order in.

This is one of the cards we made in the You Are Amazing Kit Class, it was one of the four extra cards.  I used the FREE Flowers and Fields DSP.

You Are Amazing Kit Class

I would love for you to join me on Tuesday Nights at 7:00pm (CT) on Face Book Live to see the newest classes, techniques, and toys!  There is a lot of laughter too!

Please sign up for my new newsletter – the first edition will be going out tomorrow!  Join the Adventure!

Hey, Chick DAY 7 – TWO CARDS!

Happy Valentine’s Day! 

Yes, two cards today.  The first one combines adding color with sponges and blending brushes, as well as coloring/shading with the Blends.  Okay, so the first card is for an avid stampers, it might also have masking on it. (it does!)  The easiest way to see how to make the card is to watch the video, really it will show everything.

Card number two was for Valentine’s Day for you.  Hope your day was great!

Hey, Chick Day 7

Set:  Hey, Chick #158627; Hey, Birthday Chick #158631

Inks: Memento Black #132708; Balmy Blue #147105; Pear Pizzazz #147104

Blends: Balmy Blue #154830; Poppy Parade #154958; Pumpkin Pie #154897; Daffodil Delight #154883; Magenta Madness #153106; Mango Melody #154888; Old Olive #154892; Bermuda Bay #154878; Night of Navy #154891

C/S:  Poppy Parade #;119793; Basic White #159276

Other: Art Gallery Bundle #156227; Ice Cream Corner DSP #154567; Wink of Stella #141897; Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine #149653; Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430;  Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 (Green Glue); Paper Snips #103579; Stamping Sponges #141337; Blending Brushes #153611; copy paper; Washi Tape or painters tape

Poppy Parade card stock: 8 1/2? x 5 1/2? scored at 4

Basic White card stock: 4″ x 4 1/4″; 5″ x 4″; 5 1/4″ x 4″ (inside)

Ice Cream Corner DSP: 4″ x 1 1/2″

On the copy paper stamp each of the Chick’s and cut out with dies. These will be used for masking.

Stamp the Middle Chick with Balloon, the Poppy Parade hair Chick and the baby Chick using Memento Black ink on the 5″ x 4″ Basic White card stock.  Let them sit and dry for a couple of minutes then color them with blends and cut out with dies.  I only used Wink of Stella on the Poppy Parade hair Chick – she had to have the most bling!

CHECK YOUR PIECE OF CARD STOCK! You get really mad at yourself if you have the card stock the wrong direction or the wrong size….yes, I would know this for experience x3!  You will be building all your Chicks on the 4″ x 4 1/2″ Basic White card stock – with the 4 1/2″ going top to bottom.  Sponge the bottom of the Basic White with Pear Pizzazz ink using a sponge. Set your paper Chick’s, not your card stock Chicks, where you want them on the Basic White card stock.  Hold them in place with the Washi or painters tape.  Using the Blending brushes with the Balmy Blue ink color the sky on the Basic White card stock.

***NOTE*** The dies cut the Chicks out with an edge around them, you can cut the edge off before doing the background or you can wait and use blends to cover up the white space.

Take off the masks – it is fine if you did not do it perfect, it is homemade with love!  With Memento Black ink Stamp the Yellow Chick and the Bermuda Bay Chick on the Basic White card stock front you just created.  Color your Chick with the blends.

Using the Blending brush you can color the edges of the Chick’s you have colored and cut out of the Basic White card stock.  Cut the Poppy Parade Chick to fit right to the Chick under her, adhere with green glue.  Adhere the Chick with the balloon and the baby Chick with green glue to the card front.

Now is when you will use the Balmy Blue and Pear Pizzazz blends to color in any white space next to the Chicks you want colored.

Adhere the colored Chicks to the top front of the Poppy Parade card base and the Ice Cream Corner DSP to the bottom, using green glue.

Stamp saying using Memento Black ink and cut out with die.  Adhere to card front with green glue.

If you have any questions watch the video or contact me.

Awesome Job!   You did it!

Card 2 is so very much easier!!

Hey, Chick Happy Valentine’s Day

Set:  Hey, Chick #158627; Hey, Birthday Chick #158631

Inks: Memento Black #132708

Blends: Poppy Parade #154958; Pumpkin Pie #154897; Daffodil Delight #154883; Mango Melody #154888; Old Olive #154892; Bermuda Bay #154878

C/S:  Daffodil Delight #119683; Poppy Parade #119793; Basic White #159276

Other: Retired Real Red Glitter Paper, retired small heart punch; Wink of Stella #141897; Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 (Green Glue)

Daffodil Delight card stock: 9″ x 8″ scored at 4 ”

Poppy Parade card stock: 8 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

Basic White card stock: 8 1/4″ x 3 1/4″ x 2 (1 for inside)

Using Memento Black ink stamp those Chicks on the Basic White card stock.  Stamp the saying at the top, set aside.

Punch out hearts from any glitter or foil paper you have in your stash… I know you have stash, we stampers are good hoarders!

Color those Chicks with the blends, again I used Wink of Stella for the body of the Poppy Parade Chick!  Ground them with the Old Olive blend.

Adhere hearts with green glue, adhere Basic white card stock to Poppy Parade card stock and adhere that to the Daffodil Delight card base.

Yup! It is that easy!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

Check out the Face Book Live here to see me make this card.  You will have to scroll down to Hey, Chick Day Seven.  If you have any questions call or text me at 608-576-3198 or email me here.  I appreciate your support and friendship.  You can order any of the items used here at my online store or contact me and I will put the order in for you.

Thank you for playing along with me.  I hope you enjoy the Hey, Chick cards as much as I do.  Hey, Chick and Hey, Birthday Chick will be available as bundles until June 30th or will supply lasts. (this is a corrects to the earlier date)  I have really enjoyed having all of you join me each night to play with these Chicks.  Thanks for your friendship and support. 

Hey, Chick Day 6

Let’s Celebrate You!

Totally not my usual style, a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) of Stampin’UP! Square Card.  Their card had a circle, but I did not have any envelopes for a square card, so I made this a regular card and used an oval instead.  That is how you CASE a card and make it yours.  All these Chick’s are very excited about their first birthday!  The Hey, Birthday Chick’s came from the egg in Hey, Chick.

Hey, Chick Day 6

Set: Hey, Chick #158627; Hey, Birthday Chick #158631

Inks: Memento Black #132708; Daffodil Delight #147094;

Blends: Pumpkin Pie #154897; Daffodil Delight #154883; Melon Mambo #153112

C/S: Daffodil Delight #119683; Basic White #159276; Pumpkin Pie #105117; Melon Mambo #115320

Other: Stitched Shapes Dies #152323; Stitched Rectangle Dies #151820; Wink of Stella #141897; Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine #149653; Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430; Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755 (Green Glue); Paper Snips #103579

Daffodil Delight card stock: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″; 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″

Basic White card stock: 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″; 4″ x 3 “; 8 1/2″ x 2″; scrap for banner & Happy Birthday

Melon Mambo card stock & Pumpkin Pie card stock: scrap of each for banner

Using the 8 1/2″ x 2″ Basic White card stock stamp eight chicks (I put 3 inside) using the Memento Black ink, set aside.

Using the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Basic White card stock run the two of the Stitched Rectangle dies inside of each other to get the Basic White Border.  The inside rectangle piece of Basic White card stock use for the inside of the card.

Using the smaller of the two dies you used above cut the 5 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ Daffodil Delight card stock using. 

Layer the Basic White frame on the Daffodil Delight card base.  Layer the cut Daffodil Delight card stock inside the Basic White frame.

Using the 4″ x 3” Basic White card stock piece cut out the oval using the Stitched Shapes Dies.  Stamp ‘Let’s Celebrate you’ using Memento Black ink in the middle of the oval, set aside.

Using the scrap of Basic White card stock cut out the Happy Birthday and the white banner.  Using the  scraps of Melon Mambo card stock & Pumpkin Pie card stock cut out a banner of each.  Use Wink of Stella on the front of Happy Birthday.

Using Daffodil Delight ink pad stamp the confetti three or four times on the front of the Basic White Oval over the words.  Using the Melon Mambo blend add in dots and squiggles.  Using the Pumpkin Pie blend add in dots.

Color the Chicks using the blends.  Cut the Chicks out using the Hey, Birthday Chick dies.  Using Green glue adhere the feet of five chicks to the Basic White Oval.  Have the Basic White Oval sitting on the card front so you can position the Chicks and the Happy Birthday.  Adhere the Happy Birthday using green glue.  Adhere the Oval with the Chicks using dimensionals.  Adhere the banners using green glue.

Check out the Face Book Live here to see me make this card.  You will have to scroll down to Hey, Chick Day Six.  If you have any questions call or text me at 608-576-3198 or email me here.  I appreciate your support and friendship.

Thank you for playing along with me.  I hope you enjoy the Hey, Chick cards as much as I do.  Hey, Chick and Hey, Birthday Chick will be available as bundles until June 30th or will supply lasts. (this is a corrects to the earlier date)