Wow – get a FREE Big Shot or up to $100 in FREE products!!

You can choose the FREE Big Shot, or up to $100 in free product – over an above your starter kit! It’s the perfect opportunity for a hobby stamper who loves our products,  to test drive Stampin’ Up! products and benefits, through March 31, 2012.  There’s NO obligation to purchase or sell anything further.

Click the link below to join my team! As a bonus for joining my team in October, you can choose another $25 in free products (this is my personal special, not a Stampin’ Up! special).  Call or email me to discuss this exciting opportunity!


New Product Alert…and a new Stampin’ Up! Special…

A new month brings two new promotions!

First of all, check out this adorable cookie press!

I have seen the cookies made with this in person (demonstrators have the opportunity to pre-order new items – another perk of being a demonstrator!). They are large, and gorgeous!

The other exciting special features our Simply Sent kits. If you are not familiar with these kits, you should  be! Great for the beginning stamper, or crafter on-the-go! Each kit comes with everything you need to create 8 gorgeous cards. They are pre-cut, pre-punched – all you do is stamp a sentiment and assemble! Could not be more simple! This month, buy two kits – get a coordinating 2-stamp set FREE (a $9-10 value!)


Call me – or order online today! This is a great deal!

New 2011-12 Idea Book & Catalog – and a special promotion!

Dates: July 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: A limited-time $99 Starter Kit ($180 Value!) is the perfect choice for the hobby stamper and lover of Stampin’ Up! products.

Bonus SAVINGS! Enjoy the new Stampin’ Up! 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog using a one-time 30% Off Start Up Discount on your first order of $150 or more (must be placed within the first 45 days of becoming a demonstrator).
As a demonstrator, you will receive 20% off future Stampin’ Up! orders!
Receive Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Discounts and Benefits through Dec. 31, 2011 with NO obligation to to purchase anything further or hold a workshop.

PLUS Get a Christmas Keepsake project kit FREE–a $40 value! This exclusive kit contains everything you need to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories. It will be available with your first demonstrator order in August and must be redeemed by Sept. 30.

As an added bonus – you will receive $20 in catalog credit from ME as a thank you for joining! I will even pay the shipping!! This is only valid until 7/31/2011 – so don’t wait….

Click the button below to join the fun!

Haven’t seen the new catalog yet? Click the gorgeous cover below to go to the online version!


Fifth Avenue Watercolor…

This card sort of evolved from wanting to do something with my Aquapainter (and something different with Fifth Ave. Floral).


This one uses Stampin’ Up! Watercolor paper (it’s wonderful to work with!), with an image from Fifth Avenue Floral stamped in Jet Black Staz-On. The coloring was done with my Aquapainter and a variety of inks (pulled from the lids of the ink pads). Because of the shading and layering of color, I couldn’t even tell you all the colors I used. The watercolored panel was mounted onto Old Olive and Regal Rose card stock, that was edge distressed with my craft scissors (then pushed a little bit with my bone folder and fingernail). Chocolate Chip grosgrain dresses it up. That was mounted onto Chocolate Chip card stock and finished with a rub-on sentiment from the Chit Chat rub-ons collection.

Thanks for all that have shown concern (and patience) with my lack of recent postings. I’ve had one thing after another! I spent my entire spring break writing the summer school curriculum for math. Literally, eight hours a day! I’ve also had a conference that I went to, workshops/classes, and now my daughter is home for her spring break and my stamp room does double-duty as her bedroom when she’s home!

One of these days things will settle down! I’m hoping to sneak in there in a few minutes (she is out for the afternoon) and whip something up. That is, after I move all of her “stuff” she brought home for the week, which has taken over my craft table! 😉

Don’t forget – Sale-a-Bration is almost over! Order through my web site, or call me to get your order in. Remember, for every $50 you spend, you get a FREE Sale-a-Bration product! If you are interested in becoming a demonstrator, Sale-a-Bration is an AWESOME time to sign up. You get 15% off the Starter Kit, a FREE stamp set of your choice (up to $47.95), AND now, you can split the cost of your Starter Kit into THREE payments! (Don’t worry – they send you your kit with your FIRST installment.)  It does not get better than that!  I’d love to have you join my Happy Stampers family!  Don’t forget, all my new recruits get an additional $20 catalog credit, from me, as a thank you for signing up!  You can sign up online, or if you’d like to use the three-payment option, give me a call at 314-225-8199 and we can put together your info by phone (IMPORTANT: for the easy-pay option, it MUST be mailed in, it cannot be done online!!)

Have a great day! Happy Spring!!


No, I have not fallen off the face of the earth…

I’ve been very, very busy working (both my teaching job and my Stampin’ Up! job). Sale-a-Bration is so much fun, isn’t it?! I’ve had some great classes and workshops in the past week alone (3 and counting!) – everyone is so excited about the products, the free items that can be earned, and even becoming a demonstrator! If you do not have a demonstrator, but would like to join in the fun, you can order online at my Demonstrator Web Site or email me at . If you would like to receive the Demonstrator Starter Kit for 15% off (PLUS a FREE stamp set of your choice, up to a $47.95 value – PLUS $20 catalog credit from ME) – now is the time! My downline enjoys lots of support and advice, plus as much inspiration as I can provide!! If you think this opportunity is for you, just email me – or go to and you can sign up online. Just enter code “Happy Stamp” to start customizing your kit! With the free stamp set and $20 in free merchandise as my gift to you as my downline, you are getting about $450 worth of product for only $169 (plus tax – but FREE shipping)!!

I will be posting in the next couple of days with some GREAT projects and ideas from my recent classes and workshops. I also had the privilege of attending one of my upline’s workshops this weekend. I am so blessed to have such a talented, motivating, FUN upline in Sarah Klasing (::waves to Sarah::) – she’s generous with her time and talents and you can see it in her customer’s faces – they love her and her great projects! I will be posting a couple of her cards (one is an idea she borrowed from me – but made it even better!) That’s the main thing I love about Stampin’ Up! – those connections with family and friends that are built through the process of doing something that we love. I’ve made lots of new friends and built closer friendships with those I already knew, all while we create together. Ladies, it doesn’t get any better than that!

So – enough blabbering from me! I just wanted to let my dear blog readers know I’m here and I will be back this week (two words: Spring Break!) – so check back and thanks for your patience and understanding!


A Tale of Two Big Shots (a little long)…

Love, love, love my Big Shot! I demonstrate it any time I can and I find my customers love it, too. This was  the case last night when I had a rather large Stamp Camp (mostly with new stampers). We made two projects using the Big Shot (see below for one of them). Needless today, after taking all the orders (including one for a Big Shot, of course) and gabbing with the hostess (we work together), it was really late by the time I left! So, her husband helped me out to the truck (I normally drive hubby’s Chevy Silverado 2500 extended cab).  I had my hands full and her husband had my wheeled case and a huge bag. So, I set my bag down and set the Big Shot on the edge of the truck bed. He got me loaded up and away I went! Why am I telling you all this? Well, this morning, I discovered that I never took the Big Shot off the back of the truck! As you can guess, it didn’t fall into the bed…it was GONE!

So, bright and early (as soon as the sun was up), I called her and left a message, asking if she could check her street to see if it rolled off. She called me back about 45 minutes later, saying her husband went driving around and could not find it. Now mind you, they live about 30 minutes from me. I was SICK! I was putting away all my Bigz dies, the Sizzlets, the cutting platforms…and just so sad!  I just couldn’t let it rest – I thought I’d drive back that way and see if maybe it was in the ditch of the exit ramp, where I get on the highway in their town…just because if I didn’t do so, I would never forgive myself for not trying. As I drove, I kept looking along the median of the highway (it’s all two lanes each way, with a grass center). I almost braked for lots of tire fragments, a shirt that someone lost, and a bag of trash. When I was about 12 miles outside the town I was heading to, I was telling myself how nuts I was. Not too long after that – what did I see across the median?? YES!!!!! My Big Shot! There was no mistaking that grey handle sticking out from the faded grass! Of course, the next exit was about 2 miles away! I couldn’t drive fast enough.

Now mind you, this is a two-lane (each way) highway, with a 70 MPH speed limit and very little shoulder. The next thought that occurred to me was how was I going to pull over to the left side of the road and walk through that grassy slope to get my machine? I just decided to be brave! I was driving about 50 in the left lane, looking out for it (I’m sure the other drivers just loved me at this point! lol) I spotted it! I hit the brakes (making sure no one was right behind me, of course) and pulled as far off the road as I could and turned on the flashers. I got a few looks as I walked the 25 feet or so, retrieved my machine and went back  to the truck. The thing looked unscratched! Now, when I flipped it over, that was where I saw the damage. The little feet were gone/smashed. A couple of the plastic pieces were out of whack. However, those snapped together perfectly (well, except the couple of missing chunks!) The best news? It works perfectly!! I’m so excited!!!

Even better? Now when customers ask me how durable it is – I have quite the tale to tell! Not everyone can say their Big Shot survived flying off the back of a truck at 70 MPH! 😉


The top (virtually unscratched!)

big_shot_after The bottom (not pretty – there’s even still grass under there…lol) :big_shot_after2

Here is one of the projects we made last night:


This uses the Top Note die with Pretty in Pink, stamped in Basic Grey with a stamp from the Sale-a-Bration set “Yummy”.  I used the slot punch for the hole up top. It was decorated with some Rose Red grosgrain. The bags are our 3×5 cello bags (great little size!)

Isn’t the candy corn cute? I’ve used the “PayDay candy bar” recipe (half candy corn/half peanuts) at my fall workshops before. So imagine my delight in finding Valentine’s candy corn! The gals went nuts for this project – and it was so easy for them. The one that bought the Big Shot is using this same design to make favors for her sister’s wedding shower (except she’s filling hers with custom M&M’s in her sister’s colors – white, black, and teal and using our new single stamp Forever (item 114494 for $5.95), stamped in Taken by Teal on Whisper White, with black grosgrain. I think they’ll be sharp!!

I’m about ready for a nap…getting home so late, getting up so early, and going through the emotional Big Shot rollercoaster has me wiped out!



Time to Sale-a-Brate!

sabYeah! It’s Sale-A-Bration time!! For those not familiar with this annual event, you are in for a treat! For a limited time for every $50 you spend (before tax/shipping), you can earn a special, exclusive Sale-A-Bration item – there are stamp sets, a ribbon bundle, and even Designer Series Paper to choose from. It’s one item for *every* $50! Plus, you can earn hostess credit. For example, place an order for $150 – you will get 3 FREE Sale-a-Bration items, PLUS a Hostess Level 1 set, PLUS $15 free merchandise from the catalog. If that’s not enough – for every online order placed this month, you will also receive a FREE 2009 Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalog (a $10 value). If you’ve been waiting to place your order from the new catalog – NOW is the time!! As an added bonus, my Club members will also receive double punches for orders of $150 or more! That means you can earn your free bonus merchandise from me even faster! Click the order button to the left to place your order today!

Interested in joining Stampin’ Up! ? Another exciting offer during Sale-A-Bration is that new recruits receive 15% off their Starter Kit AND a free stamp set! That’s amazing! If you do not have a demonstrator and are interested in signing up, email me at and I will send you the link and passcode to sign up online. My new team members also receive a one-time $20 credit from me, to help fill in anything that the Starter Kit doesn’t provide…maybe extra card stock, ribbon, dimensionals, or a fancy edge punch!

Didn’t I tell you this was exciting??!!