Mary & Bright Online Extravaganza Sale!


Wow! The sale we’ve been waiting for! Almost everything….and I mean almost everything is 10% off in the 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. There are a few exclusions, so look at the list below.

You may want to consider purchasing some of the kits on page 7-9 as a gift to a special friend. They may find a much needed relief with some simple stamping from one of these all inclusive kits. One of my most favorite of all time kits is the one on page 8….Gorgeous Posies!

If you are close to me, I’ll be glad to deliver to you and save a little on the shipping. Just send your orders in early! I’ll get everything entered and shipped by noon on the 24th.

Or order online by clicking here:

Please let me share some of the creative handiwork of my friends! the first card comes all the way from Debbie in Las Vegas. She used the felted napkin technique

And this card is from Jill….it’s a bright and happy card…easy to create and quick to make! Thank you Jill!

November Scrapbooking

I’ve had Tree Angle and Stitched Triangle Dies in my sights for a few months. November is the month! I’ve had a lot of fun playing with this set and trying out different combinations of embossing folders with the foil trees. And, this set looks great with stamped images and foil die cut trees all on the same project! Can’t wait to try some Designer Series Paper with my trees too!

Sorry…I’m not a great picture taker and there was a LOT of shine! It’s all on Whisper White background with Frost White stamped poinsettias shinning in the background for a little more texture 🙂

And for our second spread, I choose Snowflake Wishes Bundle. Stampin’ Up has definitely improved snowflake dies over the years and these seem to be tops for beautifully shaped snowflakes! Even after using all month long, I can still easily get the glimmer paper out of the die using a Take Your Pick Tool.

accents are the Snowflake Adhesive-Backed Embellishments #153545

TIP: Great Color combo: use Misty Moonlight with Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper and the Snowflake Splendor DSP

Paper Pumpkin Gingerbread House

Cathy has put together Paper Pumpkin boxes to make a cute cute Ginger bread House. Below are Cathy’s houses. She got the template from Simple Paper Gingerbread House

Here, she used 2 Paper Pumpkin boxes
This house is with just one Paper Pumpkin box and then used some extra cardboard and covered it with Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper #153486 for the roof.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Blessings to you and your family at this time! I know life has been challenging for most of us. Try to focus and find good things to be thankful for. I know I am very thankful for all of you being in my life! It’s comforting to know we can still stamp together….even if we do use Zoom!

Love you all!


Christmas Stampcamp

You are invited to join me for another Christmas Stampcamp – this week!
Thursday, Nov. 19th @ 10am and Saturday, Nov. 21st at 10am

Cost is $15. This includes 2 of the Cherish the Season card, 2 of the Tree Angle card, and 1 of the Warm Hugs cards along with a Mini Cup carrier and Mini cups, and soup for lunch.

There will only be 6 spaces each class. Currently there are 4 spaces left on Thursday and 5 spaces on Saturday.

Hope to see you stamping! RSVP to save your space to make these Christmas cards!


Curvy Celebrations

We all love the curvy sentiments and now there is a set of dies to coordinate AND Christmas stamps!

For club this month, I’ve introduced The Quite Curvy Variety Bundle…’s a bundle of 10% savings on all of the items when purchased in the Variety Bundle.

#158396 $70.50

Have yourself some fun with making curves! To order, email or call/text me or you may order on my web

Christmas Stamp Camp….this Thursday at 10am and Saturday at 10 am.

I will post/email cards for stamp camp on Monday evening.

November stamping events

Tuesday, November 17th – Morningside club Zoom at 10am

Thursday, November 19th – Christmas stamp camp at 10 am

Friday, November 20th – Gastonia club at 10am, Linda is our hostess

Saturday, November 21st – Christmas stamp camp at 10 am

Saturday, November 21st – Scrapbooking at 6pm

Thanks for visiting! Expect at post with Christmas stamp camp cards very soon!


Icy Snowflake Wishes to make your season Sparkle!

Snowflakes dies just keep getting better at Stampin’ Up! This year’s SNOWFLAKE WISHES Bundle has 7 beautiful snowflake dies and you can give them an “icy look” with Champaign Shimmer Paint and Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. Just watch the tutorial to see how…..

Alternative for snowflake: Elizabeth showed you using the Stampin’ Blends on Shimmer White Cardstock and then adding Champagne Shimmer Paint. Alternatively, you can put Champagne Shimmer Paint on Shimmer White Cardstock – let dry and then streak the Stampin’ Blends markers across the dried Shimmer Paint. Because the Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers, the color will stay on the shimmer paint and look like a true icy snowflake!

Here’s what you’ll need to make your card:

  • Snowflake Wishes Bundle of stamps and dies #155172
  • Peony Dies # 154056 or alternate border
  • Stitched Nested Labels Dies #149638
  • Stampin’ Blends markers – Balmy Blue combo #154830, Seaside Spray #154901, and Misty Moonlight #153108 also Pool Party is a good color #154894
  • Snowflake Splender DSP #153152
  • Misty Moonlight Card Stock #153081
  • Shimmery White Card Stock #101910
  • Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper #153513
  • Snowflake Splendor 1/4″ ribbon #153548
  • Blue Adhesive Backed Gems #153547
  • Champagne Shimmer Paint #147044
  • Seaside Spay ink pad #150085
  • Misty Moonlight ink pad #153118
  • Sponge Dauber #133773

You can order online or contact me directly to place your orders

I’d like to invite you to attend this year’s first Christmas stamp camp! You’ll make 2 each of the above 3 cards. 6 cards for $15. plus snacks for the day. I have 4 spaces left on Thursday, Nov. 12th. Please RSVP to save your spot.

I’ll post the cards for Christmas stamp camp’s Nov. 19th and 21st later this week.

Guest Artists
by Ann S.
by Debbie F.
by Gwen G.

Stamping Schedule

Monday, Nov. 9th – Zoom at 7pm

Tuesday, Nov. 10th – Arbors West Club, Becky is our hostess

Thursday, Nov. 12th – Christmas Stamp camp at Esther’s – 4 spots available

Friday, Nov. 13th – Christmas Stamp Camp at Esther’s – full

Tuesday, Nov. 17th – Morningside Club at 10 am Zoom meeting

Thursday, Nov. 19th – Christmas stamp camp 2 of 3 Christmas Cards $15. limit 6 people at 10 am RSVP

Friday, Nov. 20th – Gastonia Club at 10 am, Linda is our hostess

Saturday, Nov. 21st – Christmas stamp camp 2 of 3 Christmas Cards $15 limit 6 people at 10 am RSVP

Saturday, Nov. 21st – Scrapbooking at 6 pm

Stamp Work Day, Nov. 28th – RSVP if you would like to come to work on your Christmas Cards, or any stamping project you may want to work on! I’ll be available for assistance and snacks. Cost $10 Time: 10am to 6pm

Thanks for visiting!


Poinsettia Petals & Christmas Stamp Camps

Oh My! Do you all feel like I do? Where did fall go? How can it be less than 2 months until Christmas!!!

Christmas Stamp Camps to the rescue!!! Yes, this month, I’m putting in high gear to help you make Christmas cards to give! What a year it’s been! And I know a special gift of a Christmas Card will bring smiles…..hugs would be great, but a Christmas card may be the best way to give that hug and smile this year.

It’s totally more fun to make cards together! But, there are options! This camp is rescheduled from last month.

  • Stamp camp at my home…limit 6 people Thursday Nov. 12th at 10:00am
  • Stamp camp at my home…limit 6 people Friday Nov. 13th at 10:00am
  • Purchase stamps and dies and receive cut card stock and tutorial free to make at home
  • Gather 5 of your friends together and collect $ from them and I’ll come to your home with stamp camp & your kit will be free.

Come and make 6 cards…..2 of each of the 3 shown above and below. Cost is $15 which includes snacks at my home.

I will also be having 2 more stamp camps with different Christmas cards….Thursday, November 19th and Saturday, Nov. 21st. You are welcome to come to both! Cards will be posted a little later for 19th and 21st camp.

Fall Scrapbooking

Come join us for 2 two-page scrapbook spreads each month! You’ll be surprised how quickly your books get filled up with just once a month for a few hours creating memories for years to come besides having a fun time each month with others doing something you love! Here are the spreads we made this month.

Have a Hoot Bundle #155208
Guilded Autumn DSP #153520

There have been so many things to put on my blog…but I have promised to show off cards from this year’s Creative Escape….so here are a few more of them:

Beautiful World Bundle #154091
Poinsettia Petals Bundle #155148
Blossoms In Bloom Bundle #154123
Prized Peony Bundle #154056

Make your wish lists and forward to me with contact info of your loved ones…. I’ll be happy to make sure you have some special Stampin’ Up surprises under the tree 🙂

Guest Artist

I love showing off the cards I receive and take pictures of! You all are so creative and wonderful card designers!

from my friend Debbie Y.
created by Gail F.

November Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, Nov. 3rd – Spartanburg club @ 7:00pm, Anita G. is our hostess

Friday, Nov. 6th and Saturday, Nov. 7th – Stampin’ Up OnStage at home

Friday, Nov. 6th – 1st Friday club at 6:30pm, Debbie F is our hostess

Monday, Nov. 9th – Zoom meeting for everyone not able to attend regular club in person @ 7:00pm

Tuesday, Nov. 10th – Arbors West club at 10:00am, Becky is our hostess

Thursday, Nov. 12th – Christmas stamp camp

Friday, Nov. 13th – Christmas stamp camp

Tuesday, Nov. 17th – Zoom club meeting @ 10am Morningside Club

Thursday, Nov. 19th – Christmas stamp camp @ 10 am

Friday, Nov. 20th – Gastonia club at 10:00am, Linda is our hostess

Saturday, Nov. 21st – Christmas stamp camp @ 10 am

Saturday, Nov. 21st – Scrapbooking at 6pm (Christmas spreads)

Saturday, Nov. 28th – Stamp Work Day…..Cost $10 includes my help and snacks for the day at my home. You bring cards, scrapbook, whatever you want to work on and come spend the day focused and have fun with friends 10am to 6pm

You may order direct online with me at

contact me for a hostess code if you are ordering less than $150. You will help a club hostess using a hostess code OR just contact me with questions or to put your order in for you.

Thanks so much!


Christmas Stamp camp

It’s time! Seems like this summer has lasted forrrrever! I’d like to help us get out focus on times ahead….Christmas is coming! And this year, even if we don’t get together, we can send a personal smile and gift in a special handmade card from YOU!

It’s totally more fun to make cards together! But, there are options!

  • Stamp camp at my home…limit 6 people Tuesday, Oct. 27th at 1:00pm
  • Stamp camp at my home…limit 6 people Thursday, Oct. 29th at 10:00am with only 2 spaces left
  • Purchase stamps and dies and receive cut card stock and tutorial free to make at home
  • Gather 5 of your friends together and collect $ from them and I’ll come to your home with stamp camp

Come and make 6 cards…..2 of each of the 3 shown above and below. Cost is $15 which includes snacks at my home.

I will plan another stamp camp for November and one the first part of December! Let’s CELEBRATE JESUS!

And we’ll continue with Sale-a-bration in January and February! Lots to look forward to!

Prized Peony Tutorial

This looks challenging….but Stampin’ Up has made it so easy! Really, dies and stamps are improving all the time, with awesome looks and easy to use! This weekend Elizabeth made a video to show how easy it is to put together the peony flower in the Prized Peony Bundle #154056

Here’s what you’ll need for this particular card:

  • Prized Peony Bundle #154056
  • Flowers For Every Season 6×6 DSP #152486 for flower and background on card base 5 1/4″ x 4″
  • Magenta Madness card stock #153080 for card base cut 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″
  • scraps of Just Jade card stock #153079 and Shaded Spruce card stock #146981 for leaves
  • scraps of Bumblebee card stock for flower center #153077
  • Stitched Rectangle dies #151820
  • Velum cardstock #101856
  • Wrapped in Texture Embossing Folder #153574
  • 1/4″ Magenta Madness In Color Ribbon #153623
  • Inks: Melon Mambo #147051, Mango Melody #147093, and Night of Navy #147110

The peony flower also look beautiful die cut in Shimmery White Cardstock #101910 and sponged in Petal Pink ink #147108 or die cut Petal Pink card stock #146985 and sponged in Petal Pink ink and use Peony Garden DSP ON SALE THIS MONTH UNTIL OCTOBER 31ST #152483 15% off

Cards and Gifts to Inspire You

Paper Pumpkin
Little Treat Box Dies #153571
Menagerie Mix Up Bundle #155179
NEW Curvy Celebrations preview by Linda M
Love of Leaves #153452 by Paulette
Sweetest Borders Dies #153559 and Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper #153513 by someone special!

To order, please contact me for hostess code or to put in your order OR use my online web site at

Stamping Events

Tuesday, October 27th – stamp camp at 1:00pm

Thursday, October 29th – stamp camp at 10:00am

Saturday, October 31st – scrapbooking at 3:00pm

Tuesday, November 3rd – Spartanburg club at 7:00pm

Friday, November 6th – 1st Friday Night Club at 6:00pm

more to be listed next week

Thanks for visiting!!!


Stamped Gift ideas continued from team meeting

Last team meeting, 4 of my team demonstrated and showed gift ideas….Stampin’ Up style. Here are more and a few other sample cards from team members and friends. So much to inspire!

If you enjoy stamping and want a little more….like discounts and team meetings every other month, think about joining in January or February during Sale-a-bration 🙂

From: Linda M.

I asked her to show off Menagerie Mix-Up Bundle. It’s on page 67 in the Holiday Catalog. The look like such fun little guys! Here are her creations! I love how she made them glisten with the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper #153513

Don’t they just make you smile?!! They would be so cut to use for birthday favors, on a card, or I totally think sending to someone staying inside with COVID would totally get a chuckle from getting one of these little guys on top of a wrapped piece of chocolate 🙂

Here is the demonstration from Peggy S.

She masterfully created a folder to package a few cards in and as us women love to do – pretty note pads to write todo lists! I’ve been told, if we have smaller note pads to write on, we make smaller todo lists. These make a wonderful gift especially to those who love to send out cards!

The next demonstrator is Brenda B.

Brenda has such a heart for gifts! I know many many times, her thoughtful gifts have brightened my day!!! They aren’t filled with expensive things but they are totally very thoughtfully and fun to receive! Here are some of the ideas she has kept over the years.

I hope they will inspire you to create and spread a little love this season and all year long!

Tea bag holder
Gum Wrapper
Individual Kleenex holder
This sure dates me! It is filled with candy – from way back when! Totally something fun especially for a guy but use new and improved DSP from Stampin’ Up.
  • Take a pop top container – DON’T pop it open!!! But get a can opener like the Pampered Chef kind and open the bottom.
  • Empty out contents and clean and dry
  • Fill can with some favorite candy
  • Glue the bottom back on – you can use Tombo – just allow to set or hot glue
  • Decorate the outside and put a fun label on it.
  • Decide who the fun gift will be shared with 🙂
And my absolute all time favorite!!! A snowman wrapped Hershey Bar

You can sign up for Jolly Gingerbread Paper Pumpkin now until November 9th or while supplies last! Be sure to sign up early! Start you Holiday gift giving with the contents in this kit:


Name Jolly Gingerbread


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit contents can also be used to design traditional holiday cards, gift tags, and other paper projects.
  • Contents arrive in a collectible, special-edition box!
  • Project size: 2-1/4″ x 4″
  • Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
  • Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White

And these beautiful cards are from Sabra…

using the beautiful Brightly Gleaming Variety Bundle pg. 19 HC Enjoy the decorated envelopes!

I have more cards to show you next week! Hope you have a wonderful week and be sure to stamp something this week!

Also, if you are feeling a little behind getting Christmas Cards ready….please join me for a Christmas stamp camp! I still have openings for Tuesday, October 27th and a couple of openings Thursday, Oct. 29th

Stamping Events

Monday, October 12th – Zoom for anyone not attending a club in person at 7pm Please email me if you wish an invite

Tuesday, October 13th – 10 am Arbors West Club

Tuesday, October 20th – 10 am Zoom for Morningside club

Friday, October 23rd – Gastonia Club at 10 am, Joyce is our hostess

Tuesday, October 27th & Thursday, October 29th –10 am Christmas stamp camp at Esther’s (2 of 3 styles Christmas Cards plus extra Card Buffet) Cost $15. includes snacks & $2 a card for card buffet.

Scrapbooking will be worked in this month

Thanks for visiting!


Little Treat Box…all year long! and Christmas gift giving

We have an absolutely awesome team! For this team meeting, we had some of our team demonstrate ideas for gift giving. Cathy did an “over the top” job with the Little Treat Box! She came up with a gift box for each month of the year! Here they are with some of her notes for each one.

Next week tune back in for more gift ideas from Linda and Peggy.

January – Cathy cut one side off and used Snowflake Splendor ribbon. Polar bear is from Warm & Toasty stamp set #152615

February – On back side, cut off scallops and added a heart. On front side, fold down and add a heart. DSP is Peony Garden #152483 on sale this month

March – A pot of gold! Fold all sides down on die cut Basic Black CS Treat Box and use 4 hearts to make a clover

April – An Easter lamb from Menagerie Dies #155179 on In Good Taste DSP #152494, also on sale this month 15% off. Don’t fold sides in all the way and adhere.

May – Flowers for Mother’s Day. Cathy made a Peony from Prized Peony dies #152701 and Peony Garden DSP for the Little Treat Box. Same fold as April. Sides do not come in all the way to score lines and adhere.

June – Just in time for Fathers day; a tool box! Color a candy stick or wooden skewer and insert through scallop sides for a tool box handle. DSP is In Good Taste

July – Firworks! To keep candies aligned, wrap a candy nugget piece with each side of Treat Box to give more stability. Attach a “wick” and star to top of candy. Cut front scallop off. Used Playing with Patterns DSP #152489 (also on sale) on top of Real Red CS to be more stable.

August – Again, fold front side down and attach butterfly on to Forever Greenery DSP #152492 15% off this month! This works well for Birthday with a gift card inside.

September – Notice the “Remember” stamped on the side of velum treat box, this is in memory of 911. Glitter star Ornaments are attached to each scalloped side #153543 and a battery tea light is put inside. The scalloped sides are die cut from In Good Taste DSP #152494 and on sale this month.

October – Pumpkin time! Use Plaid Tidings DSP #153527 15% off this month and cut off all sides and attach a pumpkin punched from Apple Builder Punch #150663

November – Napkin holder and Favor treat box. Use retired punches to make turkey. For Napkin holder, cut off the sides before adhering to a treat box together and just adhere those 2 sides together for napkin ring. Attach a punched pumpkin to embellish napkin ring.

December – make a Little Treat Box with Real Red CS and cut a strip of the White felt to rundown center front. Add punched circles for buttons and either foil or embellishment for buckle. Glimmer paper could also be used for Santa hat.

December – Elegant poinsettia fussy cut form Plush Poinsettia Specialty Paper attached to a Little Treat Box die cut from Tis the Season DSP – also on sale this month. And a napkin ring with also made to match. The Beaded pearls add so much to the poinsettia! Makes it pop out as a real flower!

***Note Several of the Little Treat Boxes Cathy made are larger….here’s how she made them bigger…..Use a piece of card stock measuring 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 Put die and card stock in die cutting machine and run HALF way through; roll out and TURN and then run HALF way through. You will end up with a larger treat box. It is helpful to score your piece of card stock at 5 1/2 so you have a plum line for the middle of treat box when cutting.

Thank you Cathy!!! Excellent! And below is a shadow box she made too! It is so beautiful in person!!!

Another easy, easy option are the Mini Coffee Carrier with Mini Coffee Cups for a gift of coffee, gift card, and Keurig cups or Hot Chocolate is a sure pleasure on cold winter days.

Warm Wraps Dies #153521 used here with Festive Felt Sheets #153516 and Sweetest Border Dies #153559 with Red Velvet Paper #153490

I’d love to have you on my team too! When you sign up as a Stampin’ Up demonstrator you get 20 – 25% off your purchases under your demonstrator ship. We try to meet every other month to fellowship, get inspired and swap ideas! Think about joining under me. The next perk to sign up will probably be in January.

October Stamping Events

Tuesday, October 6th – Spartanburg club at 7pm, Peggy F. is our hostess

Friday, October 9th – 1st Friday club at 6:30pm, Sara is our hostess

Saturday, October 10th – Jodi stamp camp at 10am

Monday, October 12th – Zoom meeting at 7 PM for all club members that aren’t able to meet in person for their respective club. Morningside will Zoom with it’s club on Oct. 20th.

Tuesday, October 13th – Arbors West Club at 10 am

Tuesday, October 20th – Morningside club Zoom meeting 10 am, Diane is our hostess

Friday, October 23rd – Gastonia Club at 10am, Joyce is our hostess

Tuesday, October 27th & Thursday, Oct. 29th – Stamp camp at Esther’s house at 10 am. $15 for 6 Christmas cards. I’ll take 6 people on Tuesday and 6 people on Thursday

Thanks for visiting!


Grand 2020 Creative Escape

I think we had another fabulous year at Creative Escape! Here are some highlights!

Gifts included a card crate decorated with Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set and dies. We die cut the sunflower outline with Brushed Metallic Foil for a rich look.

One of my favorites cards this year! I so love the petal veins that are imprinted with the dies on the poinsettia die cut from Red Velvet paper on page 63 in Holiday catalog.

Another favorite is the Blossoms in Bloom bundle. I’ve done a colorful card and tutorial from this bundle on my blog a few weeks previously. I love the soft look from this card too! Such versatility with this bundle….and the flowers all cut from one die in this card. We fussy cut the small flower although there are 4 single flower dies with the set.

More gifts using the Celebrate Sunflowers. I notebook to organize your stamping products and a coaster stamped, sponged with color, and then sealed with acrylic spay.

We also had a card and several scrapbook spreads using the Prized Peony bundle. It looks overwhelming, but really very simple….4 pieces die cut and sponged and then slip one inside of another and match up notices at bottom.

Alphabet was die cut using the Playful Alphabet in the current annual catalog. I appreciate how there are several dies for the commonly used letters so I just have one pass thru the Stampin Cut and Emboss Machine!

Elizabeth, Camille, and I were so blessed by some surprise gifts too!

Cathy and her team made Elizabeth and Camille a shadow box and I received a special electric scent dispenser….with fireflies on it! You Light Up My Life also!

Stamping Events

Friday, October 2nd – First Friday Club at 6:30pm

Saturday, October 3rd – TEAM MEETING at Esther’s house or ZOOM – 10 am

Tuesday, Oct. 6th – Spartanburg club at 7pm,

Saturday, Oct. 10th – Jodi stamp camp at 10am, RSVP to Jodi please Will be at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Williamston SC

Tuesday, Oct. 13th – Arbors West Club at 10 am, Angie is our hostess

Tuesday, Oct. 20th – Morningside club at 10 am, Diane is our hostess

Friday, Oct. 23rd – Gastonia club at 10 am, Joyce is our hostess

Tuesday, Oct 27th – Morningside stamp camp at 10 am – we’ll be making 6 cards for $15

Thanks for visiting!

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