New Catalogs Live Tomorrow! Great JOIN Promotion!

The newest January through April, 2023 Mini Catalog goes live tomorrow. You may place your orders. If you do not have a catalog or need one, please send your name and address to me HERE. I will get one out to you. You may also go to my online store HERE and look through it. I will add a direct link to the catalog tomorrow. Finally, if you are available and would like to join me for a Catalog Walk Through tomorrow, January 5th, 2023, at 6:00PM, Arizona time, on my YouTube Channel, please do. You can find me HERE on YT!

I was on my YouTube Channel this evening for Wednesday Chat and stumbled a bit with important information, I mentioned that I would make it clear on this blog. Here is the GREAT PROMOTION!


You will have three options for your Starter Kit! 

  1. Order the Boho Blue (new In Color coming out in 2023 Mini Cut and Emboss Machine and $175 in products to get you started. You choose your products! This promotion is $129 only.
  2. Order the regular white Mini Cut and Emboss Machine and $175 in products to get you started. You choose your products! This promotion is $129 only.
  3. Do not receive the Mini Emboss and Machine but still order $175 in products to get you started. You choose your products! This promotion is $99 only.

Contact me with any questions HERE. Remember the promotion begins January 5th, 2023, and Sale-A-Bration products may also be earned through end of February!

I have scheduled my next local class for Saturday, January 28th, 2023, at 10PM. Right now, I am planning to have that at my home, but am looking into alternatives. We will be making four cards – misc occasion. The cost is $20 when paid by Wednesday, January 25, 2023, or $25, if paid after. Please email HERE me to get information how to sign up and pay!

Also, purchase the Timeless Greetings Card Kit HERE today and join our Zoom Gab on Saturday, February 4, 2023, at 10:00AM. Please order through my online store and I will send out a Zoom link for the Gab!

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HAPPY 2023!

Classes, Zoom Gab, YouTube, and Being Sick

Hello! Yes, I am still here and working. First, let me tell you I got sick again. I tested negative for Covid, thankfully, but I still had a cold that wanted to hold on! I imagine I have shared some of this, but for any new readers, let me tell you I am a retired teacher, very social, enjoy many crafts, love exercise, am a lifelong Weight Watcher, live with my husband and adult son, and deal with a chronic auto immune disease called Scleroderma. I tell you this to help you understand my desire to do it all with a body that often stops me. When this happens, I need to give in and rest. Fortunately, my illness is well managed right now. Unfortunately, it loves to remind me that it is in charge of my body! So, yes, I get sick, fatigued, run down, but I always get back up and going again.

I am working on a YouTube Channel! I really am. I am very intimidated by technology but know I can master this, so I am working on it. The idea, of course, is to offer tutorials and classes online. I then will hopefully reach more creative souls out there, not just the local ones. That is the plan, anyway. Believe me, there is no perfection here. I will stumble and fall, but that is the great thing about social media today. You do not need to be perfect, so I’m giving it a go! I will let all know when the channel is up and running.

My classes early this month went well. We made four cards, two Halloween, two Fall, and I have a small group that is really enjoying themselves. That’s what it is about!

October Card Class

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Technology is a beautiful thing!

That’s what they say, but I must admit I’ve never been real comfortable with it. That is hurting me and I need to make a change. I’m still a bit old school. I have classes at my home for small groups, which is not a bad thing. The problem is it us difficult for me to help everyone. Some customers need more time and help. Some have more experience. No one reads directions!

I would really like to begin weekly tutorials online in 2023. It really is a more effective way to help more people. The ones who need more time can stop the video or reverse and replay. I must take the plunge no matter how nervous it makes me!

Class last Saturday was successful with nine participants. We made four cards. Some designs were CASed (copy and shared) and all turned out nicely. Here are the four:

My next class is early October where we will make two Halloween and two Fall cards. It’s a learning experience for me each time, just like the participants.

There’s one more day to get your September Weekly Deal for this week. Tomorrow new ones will be posted for the next week and then September Weekly Deals ends. Go HERE to see what’s being discounted!

Classes Coming!

I have been a busy girl! Since I decided to sell retired products, I have been preparing, posting, invoicing and shipping. This has been very successful! I am selling in three Facebook groups, but you can contact me at if you would like to know what is still left. I have stamps sets, dies, punches, paper, designer series paper, and more. I will do this every new catalog cycle! All products are retired, no longer in catalogs, in great condition or new! I would like to include some other sites away from Facebook, but am not there yet.

Some people have requested Classes so I am getting some together. These are for local people right now. I’ve yet to get comfortable with online tutorials, but will! Classes currently scheduled:

General Make and Take with Niecy, Saturday, September 17th, at 10:30. The cost is $15 for four cards. (Regular customers who spend $40 before tax and shipping from the catalog are free.) All supplies are provided along with refreshments. I must cap my classes at my home at eight, so if others are interested, I will add more and/or evening classes.

Halloween/Fall Card Fest with Niecy, Saturdays, October 1st and 22nd, Thursday, October 6th at 6:00 pm, and Tuesday, October 22nd at 6:00pm.

Christmas Card Fest with Niecy, dates and times to be announced. If you are interested, please send an email or comment here and I can give you updated information as it comes available.

Don’t forget Sale-A-Bration is still running through August 31st or when supplies run out! Go HERE to see what you can order FREE after your $50 or $100 catalog purchase before tax and shipping. Look around at products and shop at!

Health – I’m getting better. I still have a lingering cough since having Covid in June and stitches are coming out of my finger tomorrow, so the hand surgery is almost behind me. I haven’t had a lot of energy (being retired is helpful) and really need to get back to activity. It’s hot here in Arizona, so outside activities right now are almost impossible. I look forward to some cooler weather! Finally, I will be having another oral surgery, but that hasn’t been scheduled yet. Oh, the fun!

Hobby or Business?

I am a retired teacher who really enjoys her time to exercise, read, see movies, craft, travel, visit with family and friends, and just be free to do what I desire. I do not really want to run a time consuming business or be tied down. I love my crafting hobbies and do not mind sharing with interested parties. Having a few customers also helps me to continue my fun hobby without breaking the bank. I suppose that makes me a Stampin’ Up! Hobby Demonstrator who is here for you. If you need product, ideas, a class, or just a social outlet, join me. If you need more, someone who runs a larger business and has more to offer, my team leader is a wonderful resource. She has weekly classes online and sells a lot of product. She’s amazingly talented. Just let me know if you would like her information. I would love your business, however, if I am what you need for your own hobby and crafting.

I am hearing of a renewed interest in some card classes and also have another idea of how to share this hobby without it taking over all my time. This is a great time because our 2022-2023 Annual Catalog is now out. Find it here.

Come back next month to see the newest 2022 July through December Mini Catalog effective July 1, 2022. This is my favorite catalog of the year – the holidays! Also, another Sale-a-Bration will be effective from July 1 through August 31, 2022. Check back for the products you can order FREE after ordering $50 or $100 of product before shipping and taxes. I will have those newest catalogs posted next month.

Also, watch for classes or open houses to make cards! I will be adding those soon!