Last Chance for 2019-2020 Retiring Products

We’re down to the wire! Is there something you have thought about over and over? That stamp set or die set you have wanted? This week is the time to purchase before it’s gone! Some great products have been discounted.

One of my favorites is this die set:

Botanical Tags #151790 discounted to $10.80

Jane saw one Stampin’ Up demonstrator had designed a beautiful card using the Botanical Tags die with birds and fit it perfectly into Garden Gateway Dies.

Above is one of the Graces Garden cards I have made….would it not be so pretty adding the Botanical Tag die inside the gate? Fun things to try out for $10.80 for a set of dies!

Please use Hostess code # GW7YYUQS

You can contact me to place an order or order directly from my web site below :

Please know shipping is a week or so delayed. Stampin Up is working as hard as they can but with splitting shits and keeping workers apart and healthy as they can and preparing for a new catalog….they have had a lot to keep up with. Orders are coming and I see there is a gain in lessing days to ship time.

Though sad to see some products retiring…..I am super excited about our new annual catalog! Here are some cards I made for our team meeting this past Saturday using some of the new products.

The Stitched So Sweetly scalloped rectangle is made from a new stamp set called Forever Fern. I changed the look using the same paper I made from the above card to a vintage look below…

Next, we used the new pattern paper, Forever Greenery Designer Series Paper and the absolutely elegant Forever Gold Specialty Designer Series Paper as a gold accent.

and again for this card, Forever Gold Specialty Designer Series Paper with In Good Taste Designer Series Paper for a simple and polished card. The sentiment is heat embossed on the gold label.

And finally, here are some cards we made for my team using the Jar of Flowers stamp set

I hear there are some perks for hosting a party and being a customer in June. Think about inviting one or two people you would like to reconnect with. I bring the cards and supplies and let’s party as we start reconnecting with one another.

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m here to help!


Fun with Birthday Cards and Peaceful Poppies

Hello again my friends! Another week down that we are closer to meeting and stamping together! I hope! I also hope you are enjoying the sunshine we’ve had the past few days….sunshine helps!

I have throughly enjoyed making May’s Class Cards. You may have seen them the past couple of weeks but ….thought I ‘d give one more week for you all to purchase class cards. They are $10 for 4. They also come with email tutorial. Stamps, dies, and DSP are all retiring for this Bundle and it is so cute and fun!

Birthday Bonanza Card Class

Peaceful Poppy Card Class

These stamps and dies will be available in the new annual catalog, but no longer be available in bundles. The DSP will be retiring…..which again has been a really beautiful paper!

  • Birthday Bonanza Bundle (stamps and dies) #153815
  • Bonanza Dies #151566
  • Bonanza Buddies stamp set #151567
  • Extra package of Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper #151313
  • Peaceful Moments Dies #151594 *will be available in annual catalog
  • Painted Poppies Stamp set #151599 * will be available in annual catalog
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper #151324

If you would like to purchase any of these products, please use hostess code: GW7YYUQS or you may contact me and I’ll be glad to help with order and put in for you.

2 more weeks to order those stamps, dies, and paper you “can’t” live without!!! Check out the most current retiring lists:

Click on above links to see lists.

May Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, May 19th – Morningside club at 10:00am. Helen is our hostess

Saturday, May 23rd – Team Meeting at 10:00am Please note…..Swaps will be due May 27th. Because of the delays in shipping this month, this will give time for everyone to receive their preorders and make swaps…I think.

Saturday, May 23rd – Scrapbooking

June 2nd – last day to order from January to June mini and 2019-2020 annual catalog.

Looking forward to stamping with you all soon!


Birthday Bonanza Card Class

Happy Mother’s Day! and for those who have not had children….Happy Mother’s Day to you too! I know you have loved, given, sacrificed, and input your life into others.

As promised, I have the 2nd May card class for you tonight. I have really enjoyed using this set and choose it for May card class before I realized it was on the retired list….so all the more reason to show off this great bundle and Designer Series Paper!

  • There are 2 card classes offering for May; Birthday Bonanza Bundle and Peaceful Poppies Suite
  • Each card class offering includes the card stock for 4 different cards, emailed tutorials, and postage to you for $10
  • If you would like to purchase any of the products, you may contact me or order direct from my web site using hostess code: GW7YYUQS

Below is a list of supplies used. The Designer Series Paper for the 4 cards is included in your kit, however, if you would like to make more, you may want to consider purchasing an extra package. All of the Birthday Bonanza products will be retiring the end of May or whenever supplies are all sold out. Note: the animals used on these cards are all fussy cut out of DSP. I have used dies and a few stamps.

Peaceful Poppies Suite will be available in the new annual catalog, but will not be offered with a discount for bundles. The DSP will be retired after supplies are all sold….it is currently on backorder. Absolutely beautiful paper!!!

  • Birthday Bonanza Bundle (stamps and dies) #153815
  • Bonanza Dies #151566
  • Bonanza Buddies stamp set #151567
  • Extra package of Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper #151313
  • Peaceful Moments Dies #151594 *will be available in annual catalog
  • Painted Poppies Stamp set #151599 * will be available in annual catalog
  • Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper #151324
Birthday Bonanza Card Class
Peaceful Poppies Card Class

If possible please RSVP for card class via mail and email tutorials by this Thursday, May 14th.

May Stamping Schedule

Friday, May 15th – Gastonia club @ 10am Zoom meeting, Annette is our hostess

Tuesday, May 19th – Morningside club @ 10am Zoom meeting, Helen is our hostess

Saturday, May 23rd – Team Meeting @ 10 am Zoom meeting, please RSVP to swaps. Swaps should be something from new annual catalog or at least current in the new annual catalog. Zoom invite will be sent out Thursday, May 21st night. Please contact me if you don’t receive invite by noon on Friday.

Saturday, May 23rd – Scrapbooking

Here’s a sneak peek from the new annual catalog… mother loves birds and there are some really cute ones in the catalog. Here’s my first card with it highlighting the die cut little birds and the wreath like image which are all things my mother loves.

and my card from Elizabeth, Anna, and Daniel

I hear Elizabeth pressed the flowers! Oh, so sweet!

New annual catalogs are on their way to me. I will have them ready to pass out….

Thursday night, May 14th at Exit 23 off I 85 at Hillbilly BBQ at 6:30pm to 6:45pm

Thursday night, May 14th at Hamricks off I 85 Gaffney at at 7:45pm to 8:15pm

Choose either location that is closest to you and please look for me parked in my tan GMC Acadia to drive by and pick up your catalog.

If you are farther from me than Charlotte or Spartanburg and I usually mail a catalog to you, I’ll hopefully be dropping them at the postoffice on Thursday afternoon or as soon as I can.

Thanks so much for visiting!


Peaceful Poppy Suite May Card Class

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying the sunshine these days! I have totally loved sitting out on our deck last evening and today….yup a few lazy hours! It was good to sit and enjoy the sunshine, birds singing, and colors of green, blue, teal pillows, and red flowers on my deck.

I spent some time inside playing with Peaceful Poppy suite this afternoon too! I know I’ve demonstrated with it for club and made a lot of cards using it but it was calling me back for more lately!

You know the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper is retiring even though the stamps and dies will still be available in the new annual catalog. I would recommend getting an extra package of DSP to continuing using with your Peaceful Poppies Suite for the upcoming year.

Card Class offering for May

There will be another card class to choose from….I’ll post it next week. This week is the Peaceful Poppy Suite Card Class.

You may choose either for $10. Included will be 4 cards with the tutorials and postage to you. If you would rather come in person, I will have 6 spots for you to come to my home on Thursday, May 21st at 1:00pm and 6 spots on Tuesday, May 26th at 1:00pm. As long as you are well, and assuming we are all well (Scott has the month of May with a leave of absence from work), we’ll start small at coming out. I will not attempt to meet with everyone at the Sr. Center or Cramerton until next month just to make sure arrangements will be according with their/state guidelines in June.

If you come to my home to make the cards, you will get to make 6 cards for $10 as you would at the Sr. Center

Cards for inspiration from my friends

from Cathy
from Debbie using new Ornate Garden DSP

May Stamping Schedule

Again this month, we will be Zooming. Last month it was so great to reconnect with friends far away and connect with friends close!!! Already, my 1st Friday club spent 3 hours and could have chatted longer! I have 6 cards to demonstrate for you using Grace’s Garden bundle and Botanical Prints Product Medley – both in the January to June Mini catalog. Last month to check your wish lists for retiring products!

Tuesday, May 5th – 7:00pm Spartanburg club, Judy Payne is our hostess

Friday, May 15th – 10:00am Gastonia Club, Annette is our hostess

Tuesday, May 19th – 10:00am Morningside club, Helen is our hostess

Saturday, May 23rd – 10:00am Team Meeting

Saturday, May 23rd – Scrapbooking at 6:00pm

Please look at previous posts for a copy of retiring lists. Please contact me via email, text, or phone with any questions or orders. Or, you may use my web to order anytime.

Please use hostess code: GW7YYUQS unless this is for a club or exceeds $150

Thanks for visiting!


Mountain Air takes us to a beautiful place and time

I love the colors and the mountains – they are so peaceful, so transcending to a special moment in time you keep in your mind and heart!

  • Base layer color is Smokey Slate
  • Mountains….Highland Heather, Blueberry Bushel
  • Reverse side of trees are in Crumb Cake for ground
  • Trees….Mossy Meadow
  • Adventure is die cut from Sweet Silhouttes #149541 in Purple Posy CS
  • Matte’s are Purple Posy CS on Night of Navy
  • Birds are Night of Navy
  • sun/moon is Blushing Bride and Highland Heather

Play around with pretty purples and pinks for the mountains. Follow the samples in the catalog on page 53 for more inspiration!

Our second scrapbook spread is a spring layout using Blackberry Bliss and a retired Stampin’ Up DSP I found in my stash to use with Timeless Tulips bundle #153793

Sorry, color is still a little off with the Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo, and Pool Party It looks great on paper ….not in my pictures though.

Creative Escape 2020

Come join us on a real retreat…..September 25 and 26!

Creative Escape, a crafting retreat, this year will be held at Beech Mountain log cabin rental home. You will choose either 40 cards – Christmas/All Occasion or 20 cards and a 20 page scrapbook to work on. This year, with a little extra time, you should be able to work a little slower or take an afternoon hike. And of course, I am so excited beds for everyone! Some will need to share. Vikki is still planning on coming for massages. And as you see above, I am already planning scrumptious deserts for our desert buffet!

Cost is $300. This is $125 higher that years previous to cover cost of 2 extra meals, valet service hauling things in, and staying at the house. There is also around $50 for product bundle that you will share while at Creative Escape and then take home.

Because of renting the log cabin for Creative Escape this year….I am hoping to have 32 guests! I do not want to charge extra to make sure rental is paid for so invite your friends that like to craft!

So far we have 21 ladies registered! 11 more are able to register….won’t you be one of them?

Also, several have made payments… make it easier on the budget, certainly, you may make additional payments. Retreat must be paid in full by the end of August (4 months) and no refunds after August. The product bundles must be paid by the end of Creative Escape. I will offer free shipping on all order through the end of Creative Escape.

Please contact me with questions you may have regarding Creative Escape. We are looking forward to a great retreat this year!

Last Chance Products!

Hurry and order before they are gone! in the post below, you will find both retiring lists for the 2019-2020 annual catalog and January – June mini catalog. Several items have discounts applied.

Some of the highlights are the –

  • heart foil tins now 50% off #151190
  • Coastal Weave Embossing folder #151503
  • Birthday Bonanza bundle #153815
  • Birthday Bonanza DSP #151313
  • Best Dressed DSP #151319
  • Seriously the Best Project kit # 151307 now 40% off – 16 cards for $18.
  • and Botanical Prints Product Medley #151301 now 40% off Seriously a super great deal! DSP, dies, stamps, ribbon, embellishments. Hint: this will be one of my club cards for May

May Stamping Schedule

All club meetings will be Zoom this month

Friday, May 1st – 1st Friday club, Carolyn is our hostess at 6:30pm

Tuesday, May5th – Spartanburg club, Judy P is our hostess at 7pm

Friday, May 15th – Gastonia club, Annette is our hostess at 10 am

Tuesday, May 19th – Morningside club, Helen is our hostess at 10 am

Saturday, May 23rd – Team meeting at 10 am Zoom

Saturday, May 23rd – Scrapbooking

I will also be doing a card class via the mail this month too.

Cards for your inspiration

by my friend Carol from Rooted in Nature #148217

Thanks for visiting!

To order, please contact me or order online on my web using hostess code – R2BQGRD4


Retiring lists for Stampin’ Up products

Don’t wait!!! Some products will sell out quickly! There are products that have discounts and others that are very low supply that you won’t want to miss out on.

Pull out your wish lists! Check them for those products you definitely have been wanting! Products will be available only while supplies last! Concentrate on accessories and retiring In Colors: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel colors.

Snail is being replaced with a fabulous new tape runner Stampin’ Up is excited about. Also, Aqua painters are being replaced by similar product…so don’t panic on some of these item.

I will be putting orders in daily or you may order online using the hostess code: R2BQGRD4

Below click on the link to view and print list of products from the 2019-2020 Annual catalog and January to June mini catalog that will be retired

Here is a quick link to my web site for easy ordering or if you are close to me, I will be glad to put in orders to combine shipping.

Looking forward to stamping with you soon!



Under My Umbrella/Perfectly Framed

Need cards? Need inspiration? Need to create?

I have 2 card class offerings! PLEASE RSVP BY WED. APRIL 22ND

  1. Under My Umbrella
  2. Perfectly Framed
  • There are 4 cards for each stamp set.
  • You will receive all 4 cards, card stock ready to stamp, written tutorial emailed to you and postage mailed to you for $10.
  • Purchase of stamp sets/punch/dies recommended as I am not allowed to stamp/die cut, etc. I am hoping you will have most of the inks needed. (if you do not currently have the Stitched So Sweetly dies – they are unavailable and I will cut CS to size with out the scallops – just let me know)
  • I am also willing to make a You Tube video so you can watch and rewatch me putting all cards together….I won’t bother unless this is requested by several people.
  • You may also purchase more that one set of cards…just let me know you would like 2 sets or 3 sets of offering.
  • Under My Umbrella Bundle $$35.90 (stamp set and punch)
  • Perfectly Framed Stamp set $$18.83
  • Ornate Dies #150664 coordinate with Perfectly Framed stamp set, although I did not use…I just fussy cut the 2 sentiments
  • If you would like to get your own package of 6 x 6 Best Dressed DSP to use for more cards….it’s beautiful!….it’s what I have used on both sets of cards; it is $13.54

Under My Umbrella

Perfectly Framed

Hope you all are doing well! Zooming has been a fun thing – to connect and be together! I plan on using Zoom again next month in addition to having a couple more card classes.

Please be on watch on Wednesday afternoon for the retiring list for Stampin’ Up Annual catalog and mini catalog. Some items are already sold out.

  • 6 x 6 Brights DSP
  • Basket Weave Embossing Folder

I will try to put orders in daily on Wednesday and Thursday when I receive them. Certainly, this year, it is very possible for accessories to sell out quickly as supplies are not as well in surplus because of Covid-19.

Purchase the accessories, dies, and punches on your wish lists first!!! Stamp sets are made here in Utah, so they will be available for a longer period of time. The new annual catalog will be available in June.

I received more beautiful and encouraging cards this week! And to inspire you, here they are:

Created by Linda A.
A really really nice March Paper Pumpkin from Linda M
Hint, hint….some really really cute cards and projects as well as unique design stamps only for Paper Pumpkin
and another card guaranteed to make you smile! By Jane and Gayle in honor of Covid 19
I love it girls!!!!
Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, April 21st – Zoom with Morningside club at 10 am, Jo is our hostess

Wednesday, April 22nd – retiring lists out in afternoon

Wednesday, April 22nd – Card Class RSVP due, plan to mail out card stock for cards, cut and ready to stamp with stamp orders Tues. April 28th

Friday, May 1st – 1st Friday club at 6:30pm Zoom meeting, Carolyn is our hostess

Tuesday, May 5th – Spartanburg club at 7:00pm, Judy P. is our hostess

Friday, May 15th – Gastonia club at 10 am, Annette is our hostess

Tuesday, May 19th – Morningside club at 10 am, Helen is our hostess

Saturday, May 23rd – Team Meeting at 10 am Zoom for one more time ladies

Saturday, May 23rd – Scrapbooking

**** recently in products have been added to the clearance rack. Please check it out at the link below before you place your orders.

If you would like to place any orders yourself on my web, here is a link

or I will be happy to give you a hostess code to help another hostess or enter your order for you! I’m always available for questions or help with a technique.