Happy Card Making Day!



The big day is here! We hope everyone has a great World Card Making Day (WCMD). And remember, once we finish creating our beautiful cards, let’s not forget to SEND THEM with a handwritten message to brighten someone’s day.

I hope that you are crafting today ~ and, that you'll put those cards in the mail on Monday!  I didn't plan anything special in the Cat/Art Studio because this is my 'creative weekend' for my upcoming 2022 CALENDAR CLASSES.  I have twelve months to worry about ~ making sure that I end up with an attractive 2022 calendar that you will enjoy making for yourself and friends.  I have four months designed so I still have a long way to go!  Check the newsletter that I sent out earlier this week for dates & times.  I hope to see you in class!!!

Now is a great time.......

2021-09-23 (2)I wanted to remind you that during Sale-A-Bration (which ends on September 30) is a fabulous time to JOIN to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  You pay just $99 and choose $125 in products of your choice.  And, during SAB, you choose a bundle from the Holiday Catalog ~ your choice ~ as a gift from Stampin' Up! to new demonstrators!  Join my team, SOUTHERN STARS, for access to our FB page, monthly meetings and inclusion in my clubs and classes (if you would like).  If you have questions just let me know.  I joined on May 17, 1999 only because I wanted the discount on everything that I wanted in the catalog.  I was new to stamping, introduced through calligraphy, and wanted lots of products.  That was 22 years ago and it has been a joy ~ mostly because of all of my new (and old) friends who enjoy creating with me.  Think about it & let me know.

Radiate! Sparkle! Glow!

This lovely lady is LISA NICHOLS who gave the keynote address at the General Session of BACKSTAGE@HOME last night.  She gave an inspirational speech that I wish all of you could have heard!  She told about her beginnings, about being a young mother in Los Angeles who went to an ATM to get money to buy diapers for her baby son.  The balance on her account was $11.42.  She explained her depression and her journey to overcome personal problems.  She now has her own international company, MOTIVATING THE MASSES, has written at least six books and speaks all over the world.  She is easy to find on google ~ look her up ~ I know that we can all gain from her inspirational message!  Happy Sunday!




240699093_4499950070026571_38851463500649843_nStampin' Up! knows how to spoil their demonstrators!  We are all spending the weekend online participating in our virtual 'convention' ~ ONSTAGE@HOME.  A brightly striped box full of goodies arrived earlier in the week and the WELCOME RECEPTION was Thursday evening.  Yesterday the General Session started at two and continued with Networking Session, Breakout Sessions, General Sessions and (beginning at 9:30 PM) a Stampin' Game Show (I didn't make that one!).  I am loving the Breakout Sessions ~ I have talked to demonstrators from Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Canada and all over the US!  The whole agenda is very well organized and very focused using STAMPIN' UP! VALUES or PEOPLE FIRST; BETTER YOUR BEST; COURAGE AND WE OWN IT!  So excited for today ~ only an hour and a half from now!!!

PS:  Yesterday's key note speaker was Carey Lohrenz ~ the Navy's FIRST female F-14 FIGHTER PILOT ~ fascinating!!!






10 AM TO 1 PM

We will be using the HAND-PENNED SUITE to make this card 

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185591765_10159020978691253_8875609943998773354_n (2)And, did you know that there is a HAND-PENNED MEMORIES & MORE CARD PACK?

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SUNDAY, MAY 30, 2 TO 5


for some stamping fun to celebrate the 2021-22 catalog!

EMAIL ME to let me know when you will be able to join me ~ I will have new products and new creative projects for you!

Guessing Game Continued...

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I got my first email yesterday ~ so now I have a contest participant!  YEA! Elizabeth Humphrey submitted TWO LISTS ~ one for Bundles and one for Punches (yes, you can submit three if you would like).  THANK YOU ELIZABETH!  Today you will need to concentrate on those RETIRING ACCESSORIES and put them on you list!  All of the CONTESTS END ON MARCH 24 so send me your lists soon!

CONTEST DIRECTIONS FROM MARCH 11:  You guessed it!  On March 24 Stampin' Up! will publish the 2020-2021 RETIRING LIST ~ a long list of the Bundles, Accessories and Punches that will be gone forever.  You will want to look through your current catalog and make sure that you have been able to order everything that has been on your list this year.  Once the Retiring List has been published everything that's listed will be AS SUPPLIES LAST.  So, I think a GUESSING GAME is in order, don't you?  Or, maybe THREE GUESSING GAMES ~ with PRIZES ~ one for Bundles, one for Accessories and one for Punches.  Today's contest is for Retiring Bundles so make your list of ten bundles that you think will be on the LIST and EMAIL me your list ~ be sure and label your list and be sure I know that YOU sent me the list ~ coming soon two more Guessing Games and you can participate in all of them.  The stampers who have the most correct answers once Stampin' Up! publishes the list will win a PRIZE and a GIFT CERTIFICATE OF $15 to use on products in the 2021-2022 Catty!  (If there is a tie, my assistant, Alan, will draw for the winner!)

So Sad Sale-A-Bration .....

....is ending soon!  But you are invited to join me on Tuesday afternoon, February 23, any time after five to have some SAB fun with the papers and stamp sets in the SAB brochure!  It's just a little get-together stamping party, not a class, and there is no cost ~ just stop by and make some projects using the pretty paper and stamps!  I do need to know that you are coming so that I can have some projects ready for you ~ so ~ EMAIL ME NOW!

And, yes, bring a friend!

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Paper Pumpkin Party Event Cover

Join me Thursday for my first ZOOM PARTY.  I will be enjoying my February Paper Pumpkin box (Valentines)  so, if you have yours, we can create together.  Not a Paper Pumpkin Person ~ bring any project that you are working on to enjoy our creative friends.  I will be sending out the link several days ahead ~ anyone can join ~ add a creative hour to your day ~ let's stamp together!

Stampin' Up!'s Love You Always Suite plus MORE....

You can find this Suite on page 11 in the MINI catty ~ so much to love!  My team of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators met via ZOOM on Saturday afternoon to share stamping ideas and stamped projects.  Such a great group of stampers!!!  We 'meet' once a month and would love to have you join us!  But, more about this fabulous suite ~ 


I presented a project that I had worked on Friday afternoon with my friend, Lynne.  I used the Love You Always Treat Boxes, # 4 on the right hand side of page 11.  Below is a picture of my project ~ purrrrfect for a Valentine gift, don't you think?  I used the designer series paper to cover the box in black with white polka dots and the coordinating paper ~ Specialty DSP for the heart.  The stamp set is bundled with a set of dies.  The frilly heart die is part of that set ~ look on page 12 to see the set of dies.  The box opens like a drawer and is very sturdy.  It is approximately 3" x 4".  Let me know if you can join me for a VALENTINE PLAY DAY next Saturday afternoon between 1 and 3 PM ~ there's lots to play with.  EMAIL ME!

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Download Love You Always Project Sheet