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I took a short trip this weekend instead of crafting at home. When I was 13 years of age, I was deeply in love. His name was Donny, Donny Osmond, that is. We grow and change; although I heard about him through the years, I really didn’t follow his career closely once I fell out of love.

Fast forward to 2021 and Donny and I both being close to 65 years of age. My husband and I took a drive to Vegas and saw his show. I can’t tell you how often I was laughed at at 13. His music was bubblegum, you know! Well, he has grown up and is quite the showman! He sang, danced, including tap, played piano, cracked jokes, and was very personable with his audience. Funny enough, he did sing Puppy Love, One Bad Apple, and snippets of older songs, but much of his concert was newer music or covers. I really was impressed how good he was.

I ate too much, drank, and yes, gambled! We pretty much broke even on that score – no big losses, no big wins. I enjoyed the 4D Wheel of Fortune machine. I was pretty lucky and recouped some earlier losses.

So, we are driving back to AZ and normal life now. I can get back into my crafting once home. What’s on the agenda?

*finishing Christmas cards

*working on my “fun fold cards” for that swap

*getting everything addressed and mailed

*preparing materials for upcoming classes

*working on tutorials and more of an online presence

It’s Thanksgiving Week! Ours will be quiet, just the three of us and I am looking forward to that! Until next time…

I Went For It!

I have been trying to figure out how best to get some more classes going. I thought our clubhouse would be the best place where there are tables and chairs. Unfortunately, they want to charge me to rent or they want to take a % and do the marketing for our neighborhood. The second option is doable, however, I would be required to buy a million dollar liability insurance policy to cover every session there. This had me stressed.

Well, I took a chance and scheduled two classes in my home. This is mainly for the peeps who live in my neighborhood or good friends who do not live too far away from me. I decided to do this in December instead of beginning fresh in January, as I originally planned. I mean, it’s Christmas! Let’s make Christmas cards in a Christmas decorated home! Wish me luck. I love this hobby of mine!

Seasonal Sale is Happening Now!

Our Seasonal Sale with 10% off card stock, 15% off stamping ink pads, and 20% off dies is a great time to stock up! This sale is for the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog only, not the mini catalog and ends November 18th! Don’t wait!

In addition to these savings, you will earn triple points on The Purple Tulip Reward Program! Go here to learn more!

Go here to shop today!

Sales, Promotions, and another Sale-a-Bration, Oh My!

Yes, we have some promotions going on through November 30th only. First, I can’t tell you how many of us were hobby demonstrators who joined the business to get discounts on products we were already purchasing. There’s many! Although some continue as hobby demonstrators, some of us go into teaching, selling, and having a small business of our own. Are you a stamper? Are you interested in purchasing products at a discount? Now is the time to JOIN! We are running a promotion for new demonstrators to buy their starter kits at $75 instead of $99. They still choose their own products and also receive free shipping and some business items for free with their first kit. Are you thinking of a fun way to earn an income? I would love to have you on my team! There are other creative women on the team along with our leader, who works with Stampin’ Up! full time and is amazing. You would have access to all kinds of training and support. Contact me at if you have questions, or go directly to my online store here to JOIN!

Beginning tomorrow, November 16, 2021, and until November 18th only, we are having a Seasonal Sale. You will be able to purchase products from our 2021-2022 Annual Catalog at a discount.

  • The discount includes 10% off cardstock, 15% off ink pads (excluding ink pad bundles and third-party pads), and 20% off dies.
  • The discount applies to products featured in the 2021–2022 Annual Catalog only. Products from the July–December 2021 Mini Catalog are not included.
  • This promotion is applicable to all order types.
  • Please note that items available vary by market based on shipping constraints and product availability.

Finally, it’s almost the end of 2021 and many products from the July through December Mini Catalog are being retired. That means they will be gone soon. All items on the retiring list will be available until January 3, 2022 or while supplies last. Don’t wait to place your order, however, because once they are out of stock, that is it! Also, we have a Carry Over List from the same catalog. Carry over items can be purchased until the new 2022-2023 Annual Catalog is released in May, 2022 or while supplies last. Again, do not wait! Find the Retired List here! Find the Carryover List here! Watch for SALES after December 3, 2021!

Finally, our new January through June Mini Catalog is coming out right after the end of the year! There are some great new products being introduced! In addition to this, Sale-a-Bration is coming again for two months. It will begin with the new mini catalog and once again, you will receive free product for every $50 or $100 you spend PLUS your rewards once you purchase $150. That means more free product of your choice. I will have more about what’s coming soon!

Whew! There is a lot going on with Stampin’ Up! and it is very exciting! Contact me with any questions you may have at

Where Have I Been?

It’s been awhile since I’ve posted, which is awful of me! Honestly, I’ve been very busy with classes, craft fairs, garage sales, family parties… It’s just been a crazy few weeks. Let’s catch up!

First, I held my first card making class since moving to Arizona in October and it went well. I met some very nice ladies and we had fun making four cards. It was a learning experience for me, as well as them! It was successful enough that they have asked me to return. I will be holding a Christmas Card Class in December and have designed four cards for that one:

Let’s go back a little now. Halloween was another fun event, however, we did not get as many trick or treaters as expected. I started last year due to the pandemic making gloved hands full of candy for the kids. It went over so well, I did the same this year, but had many left over. I ended up giving the kids two hands as “they had two hands themselves!” I plan to do this or something very similar each year.

Move forward to my first every craft fair participation. I had craft supplies and many cards to sell. I’m finding that people want either classes to make cards, inexpensive second hand supplies, or will pay very little for the cards themselves. It’s a bit frustrating because I put a lot of time and effort into my cards. Here I am!

I then participated in our Community Garage Sale with crafting items only. Let me just say Garage Sale peeps are out for real deals and large items. I had a few stop and a few sales, but more cars drive by, look at my signs, and drive off. Well, I tried and I’m learning a lot as I go!

I will stop here. I just wanted to share a little of what’s been keeping me busy. Please check my other posts for recent promotions for Stampin’ Up! products! This is a great time to JOIN, SHOP, or buy retiring products before they are gone for good