Free Shipping – December 11th


I am so sorry for the late post! My internet was completely down last evening…bummer! But, on the bright side of it all…I got a little extra sleep 🙂

I wanted to share the beautiful cards from our most recent team event. Everyone made a card from their most favorite stamp set.

Inspiring Iris by Peggy F.
Donna C
Back on You Feet by Sherry S
Light & Peace by Marti
Let it Snow Specialty DSP by Annette D
Merry Moose by Linda A
For the Win by Cathy C
Light & Peace by Judy P
First Frost by Jane F

A little extra added surprise! Free Shipping – ONE day only, on December 11th on all orders $50 or more! Place your order on this Wednesday thru me or my web site

This also applies for any prepaid Paper Pumpkin kits you order on December 11th. Did you know you can prepay for a 3, 6, 12 month Paper Pumpkin on December 11th and get free shipping for the duration of your prepaid subscription?

*Just a note for regular Paper Pumpkin subscribers…Regular subscriptions will be billed and shipped the 16th of this month due to increased workload from Free Shipping on the 11th at the distribution center

December Stamping Schedule

***** for my clubs this month, bring a side dish or desert. I will be providing a pot roast, water, plates/napkins/plastic ware

Tuesday, December 10th – Spartanburg Club at 7:00pm

Wednesday, December 11th – FREE SHIPPING

Thursday, December 12th – Happy Stampers at 1:00pm

Saturday, December 14th – Visit me at Craft Bazaar at Lucille Tatum

Tuesday, December 17th – Morningside club at 1:30pm

Thursday, December 19th – Sr. Center at 1:00pm

Friday, December 20th – Gastonia Club at 10:00am

Saturday, December 21st – Scrapbooking at 6:30pm

Up coming classes in Cramerton.

December 25th – Merry Christmas!

Thanks for visiting!


Year End Closeouts Sale


We love great deals! Stampin’ Ups’ amazing Year-End Closeout is the best time to shop. You’ll get great discounts on retiring Stampin’ Up! products, including stamp sets and items from the holiday catalog. The Year-End Closeout happens only once a year. Shop early for the best selection! And don’t forget: This offer is while supplies last only.

For a copy of the retiring/sale products please use the link below to view and print

This year, Stampin’ Up is trying something different with a select list of Holiday products…..this following list of products will be available next year in the 2020 Holiday Catalog. You will NOT be able to purchase them between January 3rd and the preorder for 2020 Holiday Catalog – They will just be available IN the 2020 Holiday Catalog. So order now if you want to use between now and September 2020.

I will send orders out quickly for you to take advantage of supplies from Stampin’ Up. Emails will be checked more frequently, but text/phone is still the fastest way to contact me or place your order directly on my web site

December Stamping Schedule

***** For my clubs in December, please bring a side/desert dish to club. We will draw for hostess. Esther will be providing pot roast, plates/plastic ware/napkins and water

Wednesday, Dec 4th – Covenant Village

Friday, Dec. 6th – 1st Friday club at 6:30pm***

Saturday, Dec. 7th – Come visit me at the Cramerton Holiday Bazar This event will be held at C.B. Huss Recreation Center on 8 Julian St. Cramerton from 10-2 on Saturday.

Tuesday, Dec. 10th – Spartanburg club at 7:00pm***

Thursday, Dec. 12th – Happy Stampers at Marilyn’s home at 1:00pm

Saturday, Dec. 14th – ECA Bazar, if you missed the first Bazar, I’ll be at Lucille Tatum

Tuesday, Dec. 17th – Morningside club at 1:30pm***

Thursday, Dec. 19th – Sr. Center at 1:00pm

Friday, Dec. 20th – Gastonia Club at 10:00am***

Extra perks are coming with Sale-a-bration and new Spring Catalog in January. Invite a new friend or two and host a party for extra benefits. Talk to me now lets set aside a date for you event!

Stampin’ Up has again packed the Spring Catalog full of beautiful and fun products for us to create with. Below are a few cards from some of the new products to look forward to using…..

I’m so excited to receive cards in the mail! Let me share them with you:

non stamping up image
non stamping up bird…from a picture

Thanks for visiting!



Card buffet

Hello! I’m sorry I missed you guys last week! We went on a little family retreat to the mountains last weekend and had a wonderful time seeing and spending time with the grown up kids!

Monday, December 2nd… are invited to come to a card buffet at Cherokee Springs. Please call me for directions if you need.

I will start at 10:00am….just drop in and make as many and kind of cards you like.

I think I counted 18 different ones to choose from.

Card stock is all cut and supplies in the baskets…except for what is needed to share with other baskets.

All cards are $2 each and when you make 10, you may make 2 extra free

If you bring a guest that doesn’t normally come to my events, you get to make 2 free cards too! Invite, Invite, Invite! Never know who might be your next stamping buddy 🙂

Feel free to bring a pick up food….I’ve got a pot of chili all ready!

Below are some of the cards available for tomorrow to make that I have pictures for….sorry, Daniel already hauled all those baskets to the car!

Check back tomorrow….Dec. 3rd for Year End Close Out SALE!


Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout is almost here! Beginning December 3 and while supplies last, customers can save big on a selection of retiring and surplus items including holiday catalog items, stamp sets, and Paper Pumpkin past kits. Remember to shop early to avoid missing out! Supplies are limited and popular items will sell out quickly. This amazing sale ends on January 2. 

Thanks for visiting! More tomorrow you won’t want to miss!




Stampin’ Up convention/team meeting pictures

Oh, this has been such an awesome past 3 days of fun, inspiration, stamping, and sweet fellowship! We traveled to Atlanta on Thursday and ended the day by visiting and stamping with a friend in Atlanta.

Friday, we met as a team and stamped cards to use for our businesses, had lunch at the Urban Foodie Feed store – highly recommend!

Enjoyed visiting the Coco Cola center and attended with my team members, Jill and Cathy Centerstage Dinner for Silver Elite and above.

Saturday, we spent the day being inspired, learning, and trying to saturate myself with the new Spring catalog! Lots for you to see after Christmas! Get ready to write you wish lists!

I’m not able to show the inside….but here’s a picture of the outside

This next catalog is packed with card samples – more than previous years. More has been packed in as a result of turning the the catalog to a landscape position.

I’m falling asleep tonight… will be a quick finish on this weeks post. Good things are in store…..from this next week’s team meeting to a new catalog in January!

Sr. Center cards

for this Thursday, November 21st…..RSVP and join us Thursday at 1:00pm at the Dallas Sr. Center to make 6 cards, 5 are following

Don’t wait to order this beautiful Designer Series Paper while supply lasts! # 152154
$14.50 us
Team Meeting…..Saturday, Nov. 23 @ 10:00am

Bring 15 swaps if you like. I will be texting you if you volunteered to bring food. Bring paper snips, bone folder, etc. ready to make cards from new spring catalog. And, any current projects you can share. Your phone to take pictures.

Place: 2300 Philadelphia Church Road Dallas NC

Gastonia Club, Friday Nov. 22nd at 10:00am, Debbie is our hostess
Monday, Dec. 2nd Card Buffet at 10:00am
Friday, Dec. 6th – 1st Friday Club at 6:00pm
Saturday, Dec. 7th – Come out and say hi! I’ll be at the Cramerton Craft Show 10 – 2
Highlights from Stampin’ Up Convention:

Hope to see you all stamping soon!

Thank you for visiting! Esther

Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper scraps

Don’t waste a strip of this beautiful paper! It is so rich and elegant! Do you save your pieces like I do? Make a charming background using your scraps with 1/2″ strips of Christmastime is Here DSP.

Here’s how:

secure about 2 1/2″ strips of the DSP with a sticky note to your work area

weave 1/2′ strips of the DSP across…..over and under ….. then the next strip do under and over. Alternate for several more strips of DSP

Next, cut off the ends so that it will fit on to your card front. I cut my ends in random lengths so that it was a little more interesting to look at and I didn’t have to pay attention to exactness…..didn’t want to take the fun out of it!

pull the sticky note up still attached to strips and flip it over to put a little Tombo on the back of your basket weave design.

place on card front and pull off the sticky note and press to attach strips to card front

Nice! Now….what shall we put on as a center focal point???

either of these would be nice….but I really want to see the basket weave background too…..

final decision….go simple and add a few embellishments like the gold enamel dots and gold ribbon.

Go searching for your favorite Designer Series Paper scraps or purchase the exquisite Christmastime is Here Designer Series Paper!

November Scrapbooking

November was a continuation of October Dinoroar DSP. I had so much fun using it….had to create something this month too!

On this spread, both Hand-Lettered Prose dies #149550 and Large Letters Framelits (Retired) were used for the lettering. Dinasours were cut out of the Dinoroar DSP and popped up with Dimensionals.

Notice the different wide strips of the Designer Series Paper….it stands out a little more by sponging the very edge with Pretty Peacock ink pad and sponge.

And for our 2nd spread…..I had fun with Let it Snow Specialty Designer Series Paper #150393 and the basket weave….

Colors….Pool Party, Real Red, and Flirty Flamingo just sing together! Makes you forget the bitter cold and remember the fun in the snow!

November Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 12th – Happy Stampers at Marilyn’s 1:00pm

Wednesday, Nov. 13th – Morningside Club @ 10:00am, Jo is our hostess

Nov. 16th – Stampin’ Up Convention

Thursday, Nov. 21st – Sr. Center @ 1:00pm RSVP to Esther

Friday, Nov. 22nd – Gastonia Club @10:00am, Debbie is our hostess

Saturday, Nov. 23rd – Team Meeting at 10:00am. We will be meeting at Victory Hill Baptist Church, 2300 Philadelphia Church Road Dallas NC

Come make cards from the NEW OCCASIONS CATALOG. Bring 15 swaps if you like ….make them from your favorite current stamp set.

Enjoy cards made by Donna, Peggy, and Judy

The above card was created using the Magnolia Designer Series Paper…..color in the flowers for a completely different look! Beautiful!

November Specials

BE WATCHING NOVEMBER 20 – 22ND FOR SPECIAL SAVINGS WITH ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA! more info to follow. You may order direct from me online at my web site or call/text/email. When the sale list is out, I will post it on the blog.

Christmastime is Here Suite
152156GOLD 1/4″ (6.4 MM) SHIMMER RIBBON$7.00 usd/$9.50 cad
152155GOLD GLITTER ENAMEL DOTS$8.00 usd/$11.00 cad
152159CHARMING ROSE BRACELET$22.00 usd/$30.00 cad
152144ROSES DIES$30.00 usd/$41.00 cad
152431CHRISTMAS ROSE STAMP SET*$38.00 usd/$52.00 cad
153944CHRISTMAS ROSE BUNDLE*$61.00 usd/$83.50 cad
153947CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE*$112.50 usd/$154.00 cad

*Available in French.

Paper Trimer now available for order #152392 $25. Excellent trimmer!!!

Hope to see you stamping soon!

Thanks for visiting!


A Cup of Christmas bringing Comfort and Cheer

There is so much exciting news to share with you tonight!

Christmastime is Here Suite

During the month of November the most beautiful suite, Christmastime is Here Suite is available. You will love the Christmas Rose in the suite….and stamp with perfection using the rubber outline stamp and the photopolymer solid stamps to fill in your rose image outline. This is a unique combination we’ve never had before for a stunning elegant card!

These are just 2 of the cards I’ve made… will see more at club, and see how easy to use with the Stamparatus! You won’t want to miss!

Best thing is to get the whole suite! I have used every single die included, ribbon, gold enamel dots, stamps, and the Designer Series Paper….is sooooo pretty with the rich Cherry Cobbler and the fine gold lines. You can purchase this as a suite using just one item number, #153947 $112.50. This also includes a bracelet. Or you can purchase each item individually

152156GOLD 1/4″ (6.4 MM) SHIMMER RIBBON$7.00 usd/$9.50 cad
152155GOLD GLITTER ENAMEL DOTS$8.00 usd/$11.00 cad
152159CHARMING ROSE BRACELET$22.00 usd/$30.00 cad
152144ROSES DIES$30.00 usd/$41.00 cad
152431CHRISTMAS ROSE STAMP SET*$38.00 usd/$52.00 cad
153944CHRISTMAS ROSE BUNDLE*$61.00 usd/$83.50 cad
153947CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE*$112.50 usd/$154.00 cad

*Available in French.

A Cup of Christmas

Another bundle we’ll be using at club this month is A Cup of Christmas! This stamp set is a new kind of stamp…..reversible stamps! Come see and use it at club this month. Also, we’ll be using it for the following card at Sr. Center and Happy Stampers


Customers may now purchase the NEW Paper Trimmer! Yippee! It really has improved! and better yet, it’s lower price point than before $25. #152392

  • 15-3/8 x 8 x 1/2” (39 x 20.3 x 1.3 cm)
  • Includes 1 cutting blade and 1 scoring blade.
  • Includes imperial and metric measurements.
  • Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.
  • Point on cutting handle for precise measuring.
  • Right-side grid for cutting thin strips.

Blades now come in a 4 pack for $12 and will be available in January.

Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper 20-Pack Now Available for Customers

Great news! The affordably priced Magnolia Lane Designer Series Paper 20-Pack (item 152455), formerly a supply item for demonstrators only, is now available for sale to your customers throughout the annual catalog sales period. This convenient 20-pack features 10 sheets each of two double-sided designs and is perfect for customers who have already purchased (and love!) 

Get Ready for Online Extravaganza!

Good news: three days of savings starts next month with the Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza on November 20–22, 2019! Watch for more communication in November about these amazing offers.

Christmas Countdown
Have fun this season for your loved ones with this Christmas Countdown calendar! Each day opens to a 2 x 2 x 2 little box to reveal some special little treat.
It is so easy to put together!
Card Buffet/ Muffins and Me this Saturday, November 9th

Come hang out and relax awhile making cards you need. This Saturday, Nov. 9th, I’ll have the following cards plus others you can choose from to make as many as you want. You choose cards and amounts you want to make. If you make at least 10 at $2. each, you may make 2 cards free.

Please RSVP and if you know for sure which cards and amounts, let me know and I’ll have them all ready for you.

This will be at Esther’s home. 10am to 3 pm drop in.

Happy Stampers at Marilyn’s home Tuesday, Nov. 12th

You’ll be making the following 2 cards plus two more

November Stamping Events

Tuesday, Nov. 5th – Spartanburg Club @ 7:00pm, Linda M is our hostess

Friday, Nov. 8th – 10am to 3pm Card Buffet in Spartanburg at Cherokee Springs Baptist Church Please RSVP to Esther

Friday, Nov. 8th – 1st Friday club @ 6:30pm, Christine is our hosess

Saturday, Nov. 9th – Card buffet/Muffins & Me at 10:00am

Saturday, Nov. 9th – Scrapbooking @ 6:00pm

Tuesday, Nov. 12th – Happy Stampers @ 1:00pm, Marilyn’s home

Wednesday, Nov. 13th – Morningside Club @ 10:00am, Jo is our hostess

Nov. 14 – 16 – Stampin’ Up convention in Atlanta

Wednesday, Nov. 20th – Friday, Nov. 22nd – Online Extravaganza – LOOK FOR AMAZING SALES!

Thursday, Nov. 21st – Sr. Center @ 1:00pm, RSVP to Esther please

Thursday, Nov. 21st – Christmas Countdown @ 7:00pm RSVP to Esther by November 13th for me to order a kit for you

Friday, Nov. 22nd – Gastonia Club @ 10:00am, Debbie is our hostess

Saturday, Nov. 23rd – Team meeting @ 10:00am at Esther’s church. Victory Hill Baptist Church Fellowship Hall opposite side of road from Church 2300 Philadelphia Church Road, Dallas NC If you would like to bring swaps….make swap with your favorite stamp set/bundle that is current. I will have as many cards for you to make from the new spring Occasions catalog products. 🙂

Thursday, Nov. 28th – Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for visiting! Looking forward to seeing you stamping!


Christmas Countdown project kit

I have been anxiously waiting to put together my Christmas Countdown project kit…..Wow! It was so quick and easy and looks so festive and professional! Personally, I want to use my kit to put 25 – one a day, “I am thankful for you…..” little notes to my hubby. I think he would get a big kick out of opening each day (I’ll have to send some with him on his work trips.) And, he will be so encouraged to read them! Maybe put a little chocolate too every few days 🙂

The kit would also be so fun for grandchildren to find a small treat in each day, you could add something miraculous about Christmas each day too. For older children, put some candy, or money in each day….or a note for the gift of time with each older child.

As you read, I’m sure you are probably thinking of someone to create this for….you can even fill it and mail it to grandchildren in another state. It comes in a nice heavy cardboard box.

RSVP WITH YOUR ORDER FOR YOUR CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN BY Monday, November 4th and come meet with others at my home, use my inks and stamps on:
  • Saturday, November 9th at 10:00am
  • or Thursday, November 21st @ 7:00pm

Christmas Countdown Project Kit is $30; with tax and ship, it is $35. Purchase through me and you may come to class free

All Finished!! Really easy and fun to put together! Come join me either date to put your Christmas Countdown box together to make this Christmas a little more special for someone!

Please let me know by November 4th so I can order kit for you!

If you missed the first card buffet……come on November 9th at 10:00am during the Christmas Countdown Project Kit to make your choice and amount of cards…..I still have some Christmas cards, sympathy, birthday, and get well available for you to make for $2 each….after 10 cards, get 2 free. Look back a week to see some of the cards for card buffet please.

November Stamping Schedule

Friday, Nov. 1st – 1st Friday Club at 6:30pm, Christine is our hostess

Saturday, Nov. 2nd – Muffins & Me at 10:00am Cost $10 please RSVP

Tuesday, Nov. 5th – Spartanburg club, Linda M is our hostess at 7:00pm

Thursday, Nov. 7th – Sr. Center stamping at 1:00pm RSVP to Esther

Saturday, Nov. 9th – Christmas Countdown Project Kit at 10:00am RSVP by Nov. 4th so I can order kits

Saturday, Nov. 9th – Card Buffet at 10:00am

Saturday, Nov. 9th – Scrapbooking at 6:30pm

Tuesday, Nov. 12th – Happy Stampers at 1:00pm, RSVP to Marilyn

Wednesday, Nov. 13th – Morningside club at 10:00am, Jo is our hostess

Nov. 14th – 16th Atlanta for Stampin’ Up Convention

Thursday, Nov. 21st – Christmas Countdown Project Kit at 7:00pm, RSVP by Nov. 4th

Friday, Nov. 22nd – Gastonia Club at 10:00am, Debbie is our hostess

Saturday, Nov. 23rd – Team Meeting at 10:00am This will be at my church, Victory Hill Baptist Church in Dallas, NC If you would like to bring swaps, bring 15 and make it with your favorite current stamp set/dies. We will be having as many make and takes from new spring Occasions catalog and communicating all we can from convention.

Thursday, Nov. 28th – Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanks for visiting!