LNS Blog Hop Clue

Today is the day– here is my clue for the Late Night Stampers Treasure Hunt Blog Hop:

Coastal Cabana Blendabilities

page 212  Coastal Cabana Assortment # 131000

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Check yesterdays post for the list of participating blogs.  Visit each one and find the clue.  Keep track of the clues you find and where you find them.. you have until Nov 15 to collect the clues and send your entry to the nearest participating demonstrator!

Now, check back here tomorrow to see how I’ve used the Coastal Cabana blendabilities markers!

Late Night Stampers Blog Hop


Treasure Hunt Blog Hop Starts September 1st 

enter to win a grand prize

Treasure Hunt
Blog Hop

If you are a customer or
a demonstrator not participating in this Treasure Hunt
and love Stampin Up products
Visit the links below and
keep track of each clue and where you found it


You will need a clue
 from each blog  listed below
(new blogs will
be added daily)
to enter the drawing for 
the Grand Prize!
When you have your list
with the stampers name, blog and clue
send it to me at 
Put “LNS Treasure Clues” in subject line
You may only send your list 
to one blog participant so check for
a participant near you and from your country.
Good Luck and be sure to check back
as more blog participants are added daily.
The Treasure Hunt ends on November 15th.
You will be notified by November 30th
 if you are the winner.
Winners will be posted on my blog.
 Check in tomorrow for MY clue!!
  1.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://latenitestampinwithsherrill.blogspot.com
  2.      Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://parttimepapercraft.blogspot.com
  3.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://latenightstamper-stampandscrap.blogspot.com
  4.     Sherrill Graff, NV-US – http://sostuckonstampin.blogspot.com
  5.     Deborah Smart, BC-CA – www.stampandcreate.net
  6.     Bev Farmer, MD-US – www.createwithbev.blogspot.com
  7.     Katie Shimshock, US – www.stampin-shimmy-style.blogspot.com
  8.     Bridget Sandoval, CO-US – www.krittercrafts.com
  9.     Jana T. Secord, US – www.stampinjana.stampinup.net
  10. Misty Snell, OK-US – www.snellmisty.wordpress.com
  11. Michelle McCarthy, US –     http://creativeexpressions.typepad.com/creative_expressions
  12. Rhonda MacNally, CA – http://www.rhondalovesstamping.wordpress.com
  13. Sarah Souza, US – www.sarahsstamplab.com
  14. Carol Gleason, WI-US – www.inkshimmerandshine.com
  15. Diana Carr, US – www.secretlifeofpaper.com
  16. Debi Teague, TX-US – www.inkandpapertherapy.com
  17. Olivia V. Studley       - www.oliviastamps.blogspot.com
  18. Cyndy Ponczek, US – www.cyndystamps.blogspot.com
  19. Patricia Olson, MN-US – http://www.pattiolson.blogspot.com
  20. Mary Lee, CO-US – http://www.maryleestamping.blogspot.com
  21. Tracy Elsom, NS-CA –     http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/tracyelsom.blog
  22. Nora J. Hampton, US - http://craftingwithnora.com
  23. Karina Chin, US  - http://www.karinaskreations.com
  24. Angelica N. Fletcher      - www.redcloudcrafter.blogspot.com
  25. Angie Jones, AUS – http://angiescraftfusion.blogspot.com
  26.  Sharon Tong-Robinson, CA-US –      http://sharonscreativestampinplayroom.blogspot.com
  27. Ann Shafer, US - http://fyhcards.blogspot.com
  28. Angeline Anny, HI-US – http://angiespapercloset.blogspot.com
  29. Laura Simnick, IN-US – http://laurasimnick.blogspot.com
  30. Janis L. Thomas, PA-US – www.letsstamptogether.com/wordpress
  31. Cindy Mitchell-Clark, TX-US – www.cindysstampingcorner.wordpress.com
  32. Christy Minshall, NY-US – http://www.createwithchristy.com
  33. Marie Green, OR-US – http://www.mytanglewoodcottage.com/
  34. Lisa Tyndall, US – http://lisatstamps.blogspot.com
  35. Valerie Malkus, NY-US - www.valstamps.typepad.com
  36. Cheryl Laxton,
  37. Billie Moan, US – www.ramblingrosestudio.com
  38. Becky O’Donnell    - www.artfulcreationsbecky.stampinup.net
  39. Angela Henninger, TX-US – www.studio31eighteen.wordpress.com
  40. Melanie Coverston,     - http://melaniestampsforfun.blogspot.com
  41. Chris Ann Tomasso, US –
  42. Suzanne Johnson, US – www.gottastampwithsuzanne.com

New Catalog and Big Deals!

It’s here…it’s finally here.  The Stampin’ Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog is live and ordering begins today.

TIP:   Download the catalog to a smart phone or iPad for easy reference!


LAST DAY!  SHORT & SWEET STARTER KIT OFFER!  Aug. 21 – 28 ONLY!  Purchase the Starter Kit for $99 and get $150 in product. 

  • YOU CHOOSE: Up to $150 worth of Stampin’ Up! products (any current catalog, clearance, the new holiday catalog, specially priced bundles–if we sell it, you can include it) in your kit. That’s $51 in FREE product.
  • HOLIDAY SHOPPING!  Select products for your Starter Kit from the just released Holiday Catalog!  
  • FREE SHIPPING:  The kit ships to you FREE, another 10% savings.
  • GOT A  WISH LIST ? :  Enjoy a  time benefit of 30% off your first product order of $150 or more (placed within 45 days).  Stock up and save on your favorite paper, stamps, inks and tools PLUS earn more free product!
  • EVERYDAY DISCOUNT:  You’ll receive a minimum of a 20% discount on anything you purchase while you remain active.
  • Receive FREE catalogs and an opportunity to preview and PURCHASE NEW PRODUCTS IN ADVANCE–.
  • EARN EXTRA MONEY!  Stampin’ Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income.  The choice is yours!
  • TEST DRIVE.  Take advantage of Stampin’ Up! demonstrator discounts and benefits through January 31, 2015.

There’s no risk, no obligation to make additional purchases, no requirement to host workshops or parties and no penalty to drop if you do not reach $300 in sales by the end of the first FULL quarter!

I made a variety of cards to swap at convention this year- a change from my usual one or maybe two designs.

I made 20-30 of 6 different designs.  It worked quite well, as many other demonstrators had multiples also.  We could swap any number of cards with each person!  Also, gave them the opportunity to select which of my cards they wanted- giving me some feedback on which was most popular.  This card using the frame (chalk talk set) and Gorgeous Grunge stamp set was by far the most popular.  Followed by these two cards using a watercolor technique on watercolor paper.  I love the Wetlands stamp set- so versatile!



watercolor swap

watercolor swap

watercolor swap 2

watercolor swap 2

Back In the Saddle Again!

I’m back and committed to posting on a regular basis.  You can find new posts each week on Tuesday and Friday!

I’ll be starting out with some news from Convention 2014!  Inspire, Create, Share!

Check in tomorrow to see some of the great things we created!

Weekly Specials!

It’s Tuesday, and that means weekly specials are announced- and they are fabulous this week!  The bow die- a must have for any stamper!!  The beautiful burlap ribbon- a personal favorite and the cute muslin gift bags- these are great and can be decorated for any occasion.  Extra large gift boxes, DSP and more.  Check them out and order today!!

You can get them by clicking right here!    Nora’s Store

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Time For Weekly Specials

It’s Tuesday and that means new weekly specials from Stampin’ up!  There are some really good buys this week.  Just hop on over to my store to make your purchase.  Here is the link-   http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryid=1634


A new round of weekly deals has started. Make sure you head on over to get great product at a discount!

Adorning Accents Textured Embossing Folder Item # 125601
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$8.21 CAN

Autumn Accents Die Item # 127812
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Cherry Cobbler Grosgrain Ribbon
Item # 132135

Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.37 CAN

Cupcake Punch Item # 121807
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

Day in the Life Kit MDS Download
Item # 128876

Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Dress Form Pop N Cuts Item # 130100
Regular Price: $21.95 US/ $26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Simply Created Goody Gear Pumpkin Pie
Item # 132792

Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Rhinestones Large Item # 129324
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.87 CAN

Craft Show Cuties

Hard to believe that October is just about over– but that means that Craft Show time is here!  This weekend come on over to Elmgrove United Methodist Church for Craftapalooza- a great craft show.  36 high quality crafters will be there for your shopping fun!  Be sure to stop in and say hello to me!! Lots of fun stuff for the holidays- table favors, gifts, package toppers, and lots more.  I hope to see you there!!  9a.m. to 3 p.m.  snacks and lunch also available.

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Holiday Catalog !

Holiday Catalogs are here!


Hi everyone!

I am so excited about the new Holiday Catalog I can hardly contain myself!  Photo after photo of sample ideas along with NEW products and all our holiday items. If you don’t have a Holiday Catalog yet, let me know and I’ll get one to you, as long as you live in the USA (company policy)

In my garage I have an 8ft long table FULL of items for sale-  Retired Stampin’ Up!  stamps ~ some as low as 3 sets for $20.00, kits for $3.00- assorted papers  and more for ridiculously low prices. Call me to come see the Must go table!


Fun & Fabulous Fall Classes

Preregistration REQUIRED for each class 2 weeks prior to date of class so that supplies can be purchased and prepped.

Wednesday Evening September 25, 2013 



Create this adorable Halloween Banner in class. All you need to bring are your adhesives or I will have adhesive for sale the day of class if you forget yours.


This & That Holiday Planner   

Saturday September 28,2013   2-5pm


A perfect gift for yourself, a friend, or loved one! 

We will have a ton of fun creating this Holiday planner from the outside to the inside pages during our 3 hour class. Bring your Adhesives- or I will have adhesive for sale the day of class if you forget yours


Festive Flurry set of 3 Ornaments   Wednesday October 9, 2013  6-9pm

You will create 3 beautiful snowflake ornaments that can also be used for package ties or decorations. Bring your Adhesives- or I will have adhesive for sale the day of class if you forget yours.


Come join the fun classes and let’s get crafting!

Remember- PRIVATE classes are always available, if you have something you want to learn how to do- call or email me and we will set up a time.

My Classes are tons of fun for Girls night IN – get your pals together, pre register and come have some fun!  Your house or mine!


The Retired Lists Are Here!!



Dates:  until June 3, 2013

Shop:  Stampin’ Up! Retired Sale (some products up to 60% off – woohoo!)

If you know  Stampin’ Up!, you know it’s that time of the year.  But if you’re new to Stampin’ Up!, you’re probably asking yourself…”what’s a retired list?”  What a Great  question!

To make room for all the fresh and fun new products in the NEW 2013/2014 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog coming May 31st, we have to say goodbye to some of our old favorites. Now is your chance to get them before they’re gone!

Retired Accessories List (only available while supplies last) 

Retired Stamps List (all available until June 3rd)

Also – you can add on current and Clearance Rack merchandise too.  Make your list for your favorites and get them before they are gone, gone, gone!


April Showers




April Showers bring May flowers!  I sure hope so, because we have had lots of April showers.  Our backyard is under water!  I liked this simple but colorful card.  The red umbrella is so cheerful.  Simply pop up the smaller panel to give a faux emboss effect.  Really quick and simple.



Patriotic Pride

I’m so saddened by the events earlier today at the Boston Marathon.  I don’t have a card that expresses my feelings, but I do have this card in RW&B  that is a simple emboss resist.  My heart goes out to Boston and all those that were there today.  A huge thank you to those who rushed in to help the injured, never worrying about what else could happen.  God Bless our first responders and all the brave folks who were there to help today.

My prayers for healing for those physically injured, and families who lost a loved one.


New Wood Mount Cases

Introducing Stampin’ Up! new wood-mount stamp set packaging!  These brand new cases are similar to Stampin’ Up!’s clear mount cases and will fit perfectly on the shelf with them!!  Yea!!!  They also have the images and stamp set mane on the spine to make searching for the right set even easier.  Do you love it??   Now our stamp shelves will look uniform and organized.  How cool is that?

Check out this video so you can see for yourself how amazing these new boxes are!


May 31st is the day you can begin ordering from our new catalog!  Mark your calendars!!  Happy Shopping.


New Photopolymer Stamp Set Released!

The latest stamp set in the photopolymer line has just been released.  It’s a birthday set- and so cute with a sense of humor.

I’m thinking some cards with this set will be just perfect for my EOD son!  He’ll get a real kick out a card with a bomb on it!!

Can you imagine all the cute things you can do with a set like this?  Click on the title to get a link where you can  order the Bombs Away Birthday Set.



I hope you’ve had a chance to try the photopolymer stamps- it’s amazing what you can do with a set that is crystal clear for placement.

The possibilities are endless!  This week, I’ll be featuring some cards using the photopolymer set.  I hope you’ll give them a try.


New Digital Downloads

It’s Tuesday and that means new digital downloads are available.

Shop here for the newest additions to Stampin’ Up! My Digital Studio program.  Or download the program and try it for free.

See for yourself how east to use this program is.  Before you know it you’ll be making beautiful cards, scrapbook pages or other paper craft with amazing results!  Click here to see what’s new:   http://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=890

Color Refresh and Free Shipping!

Today is the last day for free shipping from Stampin’ Up!  So take a moment and plan where you want to stock up or which retiring colors you want to get in supply and make that order!  As always, I’m happy to assist and you can order through my Stampin’ Up! website -


click on shop now and place your order.

Stampin’ Up! also announced a color refresh- moving a few colors around and bringing back some of the former “In Colors” and moving a few out of the line up.  Here are the color charts for the new color line ups!  I’m excited about the refresh!  I’ll miss a few of the retiring colors, but the new palate is just beautiful and very “in”.


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Color Refresh

WOW!  Stampin’ Up! is full of news and announcements today but biggest of all is the announcement of the color refresh!  Some of my favorite former “IN” colors are back as part of the color palette now, and some colors are just moved around.  Sadly, a few favorites are being retired. (bashful blue and certainly celery  :(    )  If you’re going to miss any of these- now it the time to stock up on those retiring colors- which are only available while supplies last.  And remember- this weekend, from Saturday through Monday there is free shipping on all orders!  What a great time to stock up, or get those things you’ve been thinking about.   And….here is the new color chart:image

Table decoration

Here is the finished craft that I made for our church Easter breakfast tomorrow. Since we have a “tomb” on our lawn- with a large cross inside- I went with that as my theme. I think it came out pretty nice. Clay dish and pirate the base. Covered in dirt and sphagnum miss. Pebbles for the path, and tucked a few aloe plants in for greenery. Twigs make the crosses. What do you think?