Friday, December 30, 2016

*FREE* January 2017 Kit with Purchase is Ready!

Here is " Sneak Peek " of my January 2017 Free Kit with Purchase to kick-off the New Year and Sale-A-Bration!
This kit contains all the supplies and design ideas to complete three (3) beautiful cards featuring the New stamp set "Beautiful You" from the 2017 Occasions Catalog which starts January 4th. In addition to the cards, there is a sweet Valentines Day mini project included to take note of... 😀
All you need to do to earn your Free Kit in the month of January is to
1) Place your $40 order (before tax and shipping) online at my Stampin' Up! Online store.
2) Use the *Hostess Code* TYASRZF9 when you place your qualifying order.
3) That's it!!! But keep in mind - during Sale-A-Bration if you spend $50 you will also get to choose Free product from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!!! That's right ... for every $50 you spend you get more Free goodies! Now, if you really have a Wish-List that totals $150, don't use the Hostess Code and earn even MORE REWARDS... in addition to all of the above, you will get an extra $15 in FREE products! So that's - Three (3) Stamp Sets or any products from the S-A-B catalog, $15 in extra products from any catalog plus my FREE kit for the month!!!
Holy cats! And ... if you have been wanting a discount on your crafting supplies, NOW is the perfect time to join Stampin  Up! and be apart of my team!!!
The Starter Kit is just $99 (receive $125 in products) and if you join during Sale - A Bration (Jan 4 - March 31, 2017) you will get to choose two (2) MORE stamp sets (max. value of $25 each). That's like another $50 bucks in Free product!
If you have any questions or concerns feel free to contact me, I am happy to answer them for you. 
My personal goal is to add 15 New Demonstrators to my team! I can do it!!!
Have a Happy and Prosperous New Year,

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Epi. #538 ~ Stampin' Up! Beautiful You Card ~

Hi there Happy Stampers,
  Are you ready for some "Glam"??? Well look no further - this GOJUS card has it all! Beginning January 4th, 2017 this amazing *New* Stamp Set will be available to purchase and go towards your *FREE* Bonus Products during Sale-A-Bration
  For every $50 you spend during the promotion, you will get to choose Free products from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog!!! In addition to the Free products from Stampin' Up! I will have a a BEAUTIFUL *FREE* Kit with Purchase during the month of January designed around this "Beautiful You" stamp set. The kit is yours with any $40 purchase through my online store AND you MUST use the current Hostess Code.
  This is such an exciting time with tons of Free products for everyone! Even better... Sign up and join my team during Sale-A-Bration you will receive all of the above bonus' PLUS you will get to choose from any catalog TWO (2) MORE stamps sets (up to $25 each) for FREE!
Holy cats - what is their not to love about that sweet deal?!@#$%^&*
  If you have been thinking about joining the Stampin' Up! family, now is the perfect time to do it - I would love to have you join my team! Lots of perks to becoming a Demonstrator - discounts on products, early ordering of new products, On Stage Events, training, lots of support to help you grow your business, option to just get the discount - run your biz your way and much, much more! Lets talk and see if this is something that could help support your creative passion or even contribute to your family.

Warm Hugs,

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Stylish Stems Framelits Dies

Hi Crafty Friends,
Lots of exciting things going on at Stampin' Up! and Sale-A-Bration will be starting in about a week! This is my most favorite time of year and the Free Sets and products are just beautiful. I am happily looking forward to spring ~
Let me know if you have not recieved your Sale-A-Bration and Occasions Catalogs and I will get them in the mail to you A.S.A.P. (This is available to customers that have placed orders with me in the last 6 months.)
Check out this beauty of a set/bundle - Wowza!

Warm Hugs,

Friday, December 23, 2016

New York Card from S/Up! 2017 Occassions Catalog -

*Squeals with delight!" What is not to fall in love with the New " Chasing Your Dreams" stamp set from Stampin' Up! It will be available for everyone to order beginning in January 2017.
It is quickly becoming my most favorite stamp set, so many beautiful images!
I ❤️️ New York and miss it terribly... 
Lots of beautiful images from all over the world 🌎 and I have been lucky enough to have traveled to several of the cities featured. More on my Bucket List!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Hi there Crafty Friends,
I've been able to spend some time in my craft room today - yippe!
Here is a card I created for an upcoming swap using the totally cute Sale - A - Bration stamp set "Tasty Trucks". I am so cra- cra about this sweet set and it's one of many  that is available for *FREE* during Sale - A - Bration. It has everything from  ice cream cones to tacos to flags! I have so many ideas 💡 for this set all through the New Year.
Let me know if you have not received your copy of the 2017 Occassions Catalog and also Sale - A  - Bration  catty. I offer it for *FREE* to clients who have made a purchase through me or in my online store within the last six (6) months.
Thanks again to all of you that have chosen me as their Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - you are all just the sweetest!
Big Hugs,


Friday, December 16, 2016

EPI. #536 ~ Victorian Christmas Home Tour 2016!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Crafty Friends,
With Christmas right around the corner, I thought I would give you tour of our home all dressed up in it's finest for Christmas cheer!
I love to decorate for all the holidays, but Christmas is probably my most favorite time of year. Enjoy and if you have any questions or comments, just let me know. I would also love to see some of your favorite holiday decorations, so feel free to post pictures on The Happy Stamper Facebook page!

Warm Hugs,

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Epi. #535 ~ Post-It-Note Christmas Gift Using Stampin' Up!

Hi there Happy Stampers,
A request was made on how to make these super quick and easy Post-It-Note Covers, they make excellent little gifts for anyone on your holiday list!
I found this on Splitcoast Stampers but I was not able to find the persons name anywhere on the written instructions. There are lots of different crafters who share this same idea and how to do them. I am sure you will find many more on Pinterest too...
The little pens I added to the gift bag came from the Dollar Spot at Target. Don't forget to add some chocolate too, that always a sure bet for anyone!
I hope everyone is staying warm, we are in an artic freeze here in Chicago, I have been praying SO hard for all those who are homeless and also the furry animals that live outdoors. When I brush our fluffy Golden Retriever, I have been putting her fur in the bushes so the birds and other animals can add it to their nests and homes to help them stay warm. My mom used to do that when I was growing up, we are BIG animal lovers so anything to help them.
Please consider making a food donation to your local church or outreach programs, so many go without and it just shouldn't be that way.

Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Christmas 🎄 Sleigh Treat Holder ~

OMGoodness - this sparkling ✨ sleigh is simply stunning! I used the Brenda Walton Sleigh Die that I got at the Scrap Expo last year. I used all the GOJUS red glitter cardstock and Candy Cane Lane papers from Stampi' Up!
I will definitely be making more, they certainly have the "Wow" factor! 🎄

Warm Hugs,


Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Gingerbread Post-It Note Holder

Hi 👋 there Happy Stampers,
Aren't these the cutest little Gingerbread Men Note Pads? I ❤️ how they turned out and I made them for the office staff at my Doctors office whom I will see later today. 
Look no further if you are in need of a quick and easy but totally adorable gift for office staff, service employees or anyone who you want to show "thanks" to...
I will make a short tutorial on making these later today so keep your eye out for that.

Warm Hugs,


Monday, December 12, 2016

EPI. #534~ Stampin' Up! Christmas Gift Tags Set

Hi Crafty Friends,
I've got a really great gift set to share with all of you! Everyone needs gift tags and little notecards for packages and gifts. Well, here is a super adorable little set of 12 tags that make the sweetest little gift for friends, neighbors, co-workers, anyone!
Check out how easy and quick these are to make in the video below and spread some holiday cheer to everyone you know ~

Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Epi. #533 ~ A Christmas Banner!

Hi there Happy Stampers,
Well I finally was able to find some time to get into my craft room and do some crafting! I saw a wonderful video from the cutest chick over on YouTube by the name of Little Hot Tamale. She demo'd a really cute christmas banner and I grabbed my coffee and ran down the stairs!!!
I can't wait to make more of these and I am thinking of making one for my kitchen and using the cute Gingerbread houses form the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper pack.

Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

EPI. #532 ~ December Daily 2016

Greetings Crafty Friends,
I have my December Daily 2016 album all set-up and ready for my daily pictures to go into... This is such a wonderful tradition to do in the month of December, I am so glad I jumped on the bandwagon three years ago.
If you have any questions just let me know, I am happy to help you get going on your very own.

Warm Hugs,

Monday, November 28, 2016

EPI. #531 ~ Envelope Flipbook Collaberation with Paper Jungle!

Hi there Happy Stampers,
I have a fun project to share with you today and I am part of a "Collaboration" with Bobbi from The Paper Jungle on YouTube!

Today was all about Envelope FlipBooks!!! Boy, are they fun to make and not difficult at all... I used the Hello December Project Life Card Collection from Stampin' Up! and also the Accessory Kit to make it super simple for my first "go" at this type of project.

Our Medium Whisper White Envelopes (4) made the perfect base for this book. In addition, I used the wonderful Warmth & Cheer Designer Paper pack to give it a rustic feel.
I hope you give this darling project a try for yourself and make sure to check out Bobbi's video of the Flipbooks that she created, they are super cute!
*** Make sure you SUBSCRIBE to my blog and leave a comment here under this coordinating post, of what your favorite holiday tradition is. That's it and I will pick one lucky WINNER to recieve this FLIPBOOK from ME!!!*** A winner will be announced 12/2/2016

Warm Hugs,

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Epi.# 530 ~ Eskimo Igloo Treat Holder Using Stampin' Up!

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends,
With the chill in the air, thoughts of snow aren't far behind ~ This little Eskimo Girl is just waiting to have a snowball fight with any passerby! As the holidays approach us, giving little treats to friends, family,
coworkers and neighbors is always at the top of my list.

Stampin' Up!'s Curvy Keepsake Thinlit Die makes the perfect "Igloo" to charm any person on your list. Add the "Brick Wall" embossing folder and viola - perfect ice blocks!
Think about filling this with Hersey Kisses and giving everyone Eskimo Kisses!!! How cute is that?!@#$%^&* This just brings a smile to my face and it surely will to anyone recieving it...
You can find everything you need tor ecreate this and so much more at my Stampin' Up! Online Store:
Please use the new *HOSTESS CODE*: 2CDPA2YB (Valid 11/26 - 12/26/16) for orders under $150
Lets spread holiday cheer everywhere we go!!!

Warm Hugs

Friday, November 25, 2016

Greetings Happy Stampers,
I hope each and every one of you enjoyed a blessed Thanksgiving spent with family and friends.
Lots of AMAZING deals and steals going on in Stampin' Up! land so don't miss out. They won't last forever and will come to an aburpt halt on November 31st!!!
Get some Christmas shopping done from the comfort of home and your favorite chair.
Shop 24/7 at my online

Warm Hugs,

Friday, November 18, 2016

Paper Pumpkin November 2016

Happy Friday before Thanksgiving Carfty Friends,
I REALLY like this months beautiful Paper Pumkpin Kit for November and wanted to encourage you to think about giving this wonderful monthly kit as a gift to a special someone for the holidays! You can sign - up for 3,6 or 12 month subscription and put it on hold at anytime for any reason. It's like a little bit of Christmas cheer all through the year!!! Everything comes in the kit to complete the featured project and the first kit for new subscribers even comes with the clear block to mount your stamps on for future projects.
Hurry over to my Stampin' Up! online store to sign-up for your own or a special person who deserves something to look forward to each month ~
Go to:
You will make someone very happy and who knows, maybe even recieve a card yourself!!!

Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Ep. #529 ~Dec. Daily 2016 Flip-Through Days: 16-21

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all having a happy and productive week, I am getting things ready for Thanksgiving since we are hosting again this year.
Making my December Daily ahead of time has once again proven to be such a blessing so when December 1st arrives, everything is ready for my pictures! Wouldn't it be fabulous if I/we could stay this oroganized and up-to-date with our annual family scrapbook albums???
Today I am sharing my layouts for Days: 16-21 and some cute little embellishements that I have added to my album. Next week will wrap up my entire album "Flip-through" so I hope this have given you some ideas on how to use the cute Hello December Project Life Kit by Stampin' Up!
You still have time to order DD products so you can make one for your very own. Just head on over to my online store and you will find everything you need.

*November 2016 HOSTESS CODE*: 99KAZCU4

Thanks so much for watching...

Warm Hugs,

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Epi. #528 ~ December/Christmas Sampler 2016 Stampin' Up! Style

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends,
I am excited to share with you all my December/Christmas Sampler! I've been working on this over the weekend (and it took a good chunk of time...) and you know that Christmas is quickly approaching.
One of my favorite Designer Series Paper Packs from our S/Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog has to be this one - Candy Cane Lane, it's SO cute!!!

Jolly Friends is another really adorbable stamp set that I have really gotten lots of use out of...
I am not sure if I am going to be offering this Sampler as a "Mail Order Kit" this month, it was a lot of work and it might be easier for all of you to just put it together yourselves the way you want to. Check back in a day or two and I will post an update as to my decision.
Thanks for visitng with me today, I hope you have had a relaxing weekend.

Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Epi. #527 ~ Santa's Hat Card & More featuring Jolly Friends Stamp Set

Happy Wednesday Crafty Friends,
I wanted to share some fun cards that I have created using the really cute stamps "Jolly Friends". What is not to love about the adorable images in this set??? It also has a matching punch that makes punching out lots of hats super simple.
Getting ready for the holidays is really exciting and I plan on making some projects for Thanksgiving too! It's one of my most favorite holidays and I don't want to rush it...
Have a great rest of your week and thank you for taking time to view my latest card projects.

Warm Hugs,

Friday, November 4, 2016

Epi. #526 ~ Decemeber Daily Flip-Through & Christmas Charm!

Happy Friday Fellow Crafters,
First I have to say - "YEAH CUBBIES!!!" Woo-Hoo! "W" We are the National Champions!!! Congratulations to the Chicago Cubs! The parade is getting underway here and it is a perfect day for a parade. 
Okay, back to the reason for today's post - I wanted to share my December Daily Days 11 - 16 with all of you and also my very 1st Christmas Charm that I made! What a fun project to create and I followed all of NurseTara04's tips and tricks that she shares on many of her awesome videos.
I will definitely be making many, many more of these, they are so addicting to create! Give them a try yourself and if you haven't gotten on the December Daily bandwagon, what are you waiting for??? Run don't walk over to my online store and get your Hello December Project Life kits so you can get your album all ready for December 1st! It's such a fun tradition to partake in and really puts the emphasis on the simple joys in each day.

Thanks you so much for watching...
Warm Hugs,

Sunday, October 30, 2016

EPI. #525 ~ My December Daily 2016!

Hi Everyone,
I hope you all have had a relaxing weekend - we are super excited for Halloween tomorrow! That special day means I usually try to have my December Daily all put together with the daily pages all set up and ready for my photos and journaling. I find if I have everything already in place it makes the daily documentation really a joy and I can enjoy all that the holidays bring.

In this video, I am sharing Days 5 -11 and some of the tweaking I have done to jazz things up a bit wothout going over the top.
I hope you enjoy today's tutorial and you are getting your things together to make your own December Daily mini album on order, it really is a fun tradition to follow.
If you need any products shown here, you can always find them at my online store at:
and please use the HOSTESS CODE: 99KAZCU4  for order under $150.

Happy Halloween,

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Ep. #524 ~ Quick and Easy "Spooky Fun" Halloween Card with Stampin' Up!

Hi Everyone,
Can you believe Halloween is almost here? Where has the year gone? You know what that means... Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner, gosh! 
So if you are short on time, here is a perfect quick and easy Halloween card to whip up in a hurry. Seriously, this card takes 5 minutes to make - gotta love that!
With that being said, I hope you take a moment to enjoy all the beautiful fall scenery and enjoy all those adorable little gobblins that will be showing up at our doors. I miss those younger years with my own kiddos, but it is so enjoyable to see the new crop of young parents taking their little ones out Trick-Or-Treating. I guess I'll have to wait for grandchildren to get to do it all again!
Happy Halloween,

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Ep. #523 ~ December Daily 2016 Using Stampin' Up! Goodies!

Hi Crafty Friends,
Are you ready to get your Decmeber Daily all organized and ready for your fun pictures? No matter what you take pictures of each day, make sure you have your pages all ready to go and simply add them to your pre-decorated album!
No stress because you got ahead of the game and laid out your pages and put your book togther way in advance. Now you can sit back and enjoy adding your photos and all the month's festivities - yippee!!!
Here are some pages that I have completed already and I have more to share with you... Make sure you take note of the wonderful accetate page I have embossed on to add a new fun element to your book.
Tiny pockets - no problem, turn them into little fun shaker windows. The more the merrier right?!?
Order your December Daily products today by clicking on the link here on my blog or below this video. Work alongside and with me and we will get this fun project put together in a jiffy so we can enjoy the holidays and all the special people and events that happen only in December!

Visit my online store at:
***Please Use the Hostess Code: 99KAZCU4***
for all orders under $150.
Warm Hugs,

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Epi. # 522 ~ Thanksgiving Sampler "Kit" For Sale!

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to share with all of you Happy Stampers my "Thanksgiving Sampler" that I am offering as a "Kit" for sale until October 23rd, 2016!

I will have all the details of what will be included in your kit below and what you will need to supply. The Copper foil cardstock is GOJUS and just an FYI ... inventory of it at Stampin' Up! is running very low right now (may even be on backorder at this point) because of it's popularity. I will keep you updated on that, but no worries - I have plenty in stock to send out with your kit/order! Yippee!!!
If you are interested in purchasing this kit, please e-mail me at: and I will send you a $25 invoice via PayPal. All orders MUST be submitted and paid for by: OCTOBER 23rd, 2016.
I plan on trying to figure out how to make a "Buy It Now" button for this kit, until then please e-mail me.
Please see all the details below the video/tutorial ...

Shop 24/7:
Please subscribe and visit my blog:
***NEW HOSTESS CODE AS OF 10/16/2016***: 99KAZCU4
(Please Use the Hostess Code for orders up to $150)
E-mail me at:
~ Cost of this Thanksgiving Kit INCLUDING shipping - $25 ~
*Must be paid via PayPal By: Sunday October 23rd, 2016*
(No "Kits" will mailed without prior payment.)
- Kit WILL Include:
1) Nine (9) individual Sampler "Scenes" 
2) Nine (9) "Sets" of Layered Squares in Coordinating Colors as shown in video.
3) All pre-cut/die cut/punched image pieces. (No stamped images included)
4) Embellishments ex: enamel dots, twine, ribbon, dollies.
5) List of Stamp Sets I used to create "scene" in each square.
(You do not need to use the stamp sets I used unless you would like to duplicate project exactly. Feel free to use any stamps of your choice.)
6) Color Photo of finished project.
7) No Subsitutions can be made.
** NOT Included in this Kit **
A) 12 x 12" Night of Navy C/S (YOU will need to use YOUR own 12 x 12 piece of c/s to mount your Sampler on).
B) Optional 9x9" Patterned Paper (You will need to use YOUR own if you want to.)
C) Layered Piece of C/S measuring 8-1/4"x 8-1/4" ( I show Cajun Craz. YOU will need to provide YOUR own piece of C/S.)
D) White Layered piece of C/S measuring 8" x 8"
E) Adhesive
F) Foam Dots,
G) General stamping supplies ex: scissors, ink pads and stamps, etc.

Warm Hugs,

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Hi Everyone,
Just a quick card share today ~
This beauty comes from a fellow StampaHOWLics teammate Karen Kruse. Isn't it just stunning? I love the simplicity of it, so clean looking.
Karen used Vintage Leaves stamp set along with the matching dies. 
Great job Karen!!!
Warm 🤗,


Wednesday, October 12, 2016


BBBooooo!!! Fall is in the air and that means the Halloween decorations come out in our home! I love to decorate for all the holidays and Halloween is a BIG one that we go all out for both inside and out.
Come along for a fun tour of the outdoor designs as well as seeing the inside including my super fun Halloween tree!

I hope you enjoy all the adorable decorations and get the "gist" of the over all warm and coziness that we enjoy amongst the warm glow.
If you have any questions, just let me know ~
Warm Hugs,

Monday, October 10, 2016

Epi: #520 ~ Spooky Halloween Sampler!

Hi Crafty Friends,
Are you ready to see my uber cute Halloween Sampler??? I am super excited to share this fun project with you, it makes me smile just to look at it!

Since it's getting close to Halloween, I am not able to offer this "Sampler" as a kit. But feel free to bypass me having to order the products and then die cut everything by ordering your products directly at my online store and have it delivered to your front door. Then you are good to go - just copy my design layout here or make your own.
I WILL be offering a November/Thanksgiving Kit as well as a December/Christmas Kit - yippee!
I will keep you posted as to the deadline to order your kit so I have plenty of time to order materials and cut them for you and pop it in the mail.

Warm Hugs,

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Happy glorious Sunday crafty friends,
I wanted to share this wonderful card that my sweet friend and Upline Janice Weightman sent me yesterday!
I also received the beautiful stamp set used on this card - Totally  Trees 🌲.
Isn't it darling? I love ❤️ it and I am off to my craft room to enjoy the day creating with it.
Thank YOU Janice, you are such a kind and generous person!
If you would like to be treated like gold and have this kind of amazing support, join my team - you will love the discount on products and the friendships you will make even more.
Just click on the "Join My Team" button her in my blog, you will be SO glad you did ... 🤗


Friday, October 7, 2016

Happy October 31st!!! 🎃

Happy Friday Crafty Friends,
Here is another really fun Halloween card with just the right amount of bling! The Bakers Twine is just the perfect finishing touch.
Have a great weekend!


Thursday, October 6, 2016

Ep. #518 ~ Halloween "Scary Ghost" Tea Light/Candle Holder (Battery kind)

Hi Everyone,

How uber cute are these spoooooookkkyyy Ghost Luminaries??? I think they are just the bomb and I had SO much fun creating different variations of scaredy ghost!
They went together super quickly and easily and no worries about any danger of a fire beacuase of course I used a battery powered tea light - perfect... 
Check out this fun video, our son gave me a hand and was just a wee bit embarrassed!

Warm Hugs,

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Ep.#517 ~ Sept. 2016 Paper Pumpkin/ Scrapbook Layout

Hi there Happy Stampers,
Thanks for stopping by today... I have been itching to get in my craft room and play with my September 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit! It's adorable and if you haven't signed up for Paper Pumpkin yet - do it now! The BOGO Free Sale is going on still, but only until October 10th, 2016. Hurry, you don't want to  miss out!

The vial treat holders are devine, but I wanted to create a scrap book layout using my PP products in our Pocket Page format. I reaaly like mixing traditional scrap book designs with Pocket Page layout for double page spreads.
I hope you enjoy this video showing how to stretch your dollar farther and use your products in different ways. 
Please visit my Stmapin' Up! Online Store to get in on the BOGO Paper Pumpkin Deal before time runs out!
*** October 2016 Hostess Code: N6AK9RWY ***
Shop Here:www.galem.stampinup,net
Receive my *FREE Kit with Purchase* for the month of October and you will receive an EXTRA kit! October's kit will include four (4) projects - yippee!!!
Since it's all about tricks or treats this month, my kit includes all the supplies to make two (2) Halloween cards AND two (2) Halloween Treat holders. BAM!

Warm Hugs,

Monday, October 3, 2016

Happy October Happy Stampers ~
I am very EXCITED to share just a sneak peek of my *FREE Kit with Purchase* for the month of October! 
It's super cute and this month you will receive a *BONUS* from me for a total of four (4) projects this month. It's all about tricks and treats, so your kit will include two (2) treat holders AND two (2) Halloween cards exclusively just for those of you that place a $40 order (before tax and shipping) with me as your Demonstrator and you MUST also use the October 2016 Hostess Code.
The Hostess Code for October is: N6AK9RWY
Get your hands on some of our newest products from the Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog at no cost to you. Your kit arrives at your front door with everything you need to complete the projects shown. All papers will be cut, scored and die cuts ready for your stamping and assembly. You will need to provide some basic things such as stamp set of your choice, foam dots (pop dots) adhesive (snail) and scissors.
A clear photo of completed projects is included to make it easy to follow and complete and well as a private video sent only to those who participate this month.
Don't miss out, supplies are limited and the kit will be changing over to a Harvest/Thanksgiving theme as well around the second week of October. 
Hurry on over to my Stampin' Up! Online store and your kit will be on it's way to your very own mailbox in a jiffy!

Warm and fuzzy hugs,

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Episode #516 ~Using "Scraps" on a Foxy Friends Card by Stampin' Up!

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Happy Saturday, I hope you are enjoying your weekend ~

If you are anything like me, you save and promise that you will use your "scraps" on a future project... but that never comes to fruition. Well after a inspiring morning spent with my fellow StampaHOWlic sisters, I came home determined to use the "scraps" from one of my most FAVORITE Designer Series Paper Stacks "A Little Foxy" from the Stampin' Up! 2016 Annual Idea Book & Catalog. 
I love the pretty patterns and think they go well with fall themed projects! You can see in my tutorial below how easy it is to put those darn scraps to use and make a dent in my scrap drawer - yippee!
P.S. I changed the cute little raccoon from a boy in the video to a girl in the snapshot...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Happy Spooooooky Saturday!
I just wanted to share an oldie but goodie scary Halloween card that I made last Halloween. The senitment reads "Have a WICKED Halloween" and I created the background with the Gorgeous Grundge Stampe Set which is still in our Annual Catalog.
I simply free-hand, cut-out the witches hands from green cardstock. When I originally saw this set and those ink splatters it made me think of a crime scene.
Have a great weekend,

Thursday, September 22, 2016

EPISODE #515 ~ 2016 Fall Decorating Home Tour!

Happy 1st Day of Fall Everyone,
I busted out my fall decorations a couple of weeks ago, when it's time for school to start - the fall goodies make their appearance. Decorating is another passion of mine, I love to collect holiday pieces and hope you guys find some inspiration from this little tour.
Check out the video below ~

Enjoy and Warm Hugs,

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Greetings Crafty Friends,
Be still my heart - *sigh*... I am over the moon with joy over how this card came together. This beauty is going to be our family Christmas card for 2016, I just love it!
I originally made these card for a team swap that I was apart of two weeks ago, I've been anxious to share it with all of you.
The Christmas Pines #143496  Stamp Set/Bundle is absolutely beautiful - one of my all-time favorites from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog 2016. Add some gold embossing, gold sequins and let the beauty of the branches speak for themselves. I can't wait to get started on making lots of these for family and friends.
Please visit my online Stampin' Up! Store at :
Please use the September *HOSTESS CODE: TQXJ9T6Q  
Thank you for taking the time to visit with me and happy crafting!
Happy Hugs,

Sunday, September 18, 2016


EEEEeeeeekkkk! I am so excited to share this fun and SUPER cute treat holder with you today! I think it's just adorable and the little Dracula couldn't be cuter. I used the "Home Sweet Home" Dies from the Stampin' Up! 2016 Holiday Catalog and that made it so quick and easy.
Now if I can stop eating the treats inside - aaaccckkkk!!!

Be careful if you are using the White Craft ink on your clear (photopolymer) stamps and blocks.
I didn't clean them off right away and they left the ink on them. I restamped with them using regular black ink and they were stamping just fine. Just a word of caution...

Check out the video below to see how easily these go together!

Have a blessed Sunday,

Saturday, September 17, 2016


Hi there Everyone,
I have been super excited to bust out this stamp set and punch and make some cute Halloween cards and projects! This Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper is even prettier in person... Wowza! I can see that I am going to be using this gorgeous paper on lots of projects that's for sure.
Dracula and bats just seem to go together for a fun Halloween scene and I think this little cutie is just perfect. I've got lots of fun ideas for treat holders, so keep your eye out on my Facebook - The Happy Stamper page for posted pictures as well as my blog. 
Thanks for watching and happy crafting,

Wednesday, September 14, 2016


Greetings Paper Crafters,
Check out this really cute fun-fold card using the "Jolly Friends" Stamp Set from Stampin' Up! These images are just darling and make the cutest cards and projects! Even better is that this sweet set is available in a bundle with the matching Jolly Hat Punch #143511. I love that one of the stamps is a pair of sunglasses so you could make him chillin' on a beach somewhere nice and warm.
To add a jingle of happiness to your projects, there are little Mini Jingle Bells  #142002 - how cute is that?!@#$%^&*
I hope you enjoy this Jolly card and it gives you some ideas for making your own holiday cards. They will be here before we know it!

This is also one of three (3) cards that will come in your very own *FREE Kit with Purchase* from me for the month of September in 2016. 
Please make sure to use the *** HOSTESS CODE: TQXJ9T6Q *** on all qualifying orders over $40 (before tax and shipping).
Happy Hugs,

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Pausing on September 11th - Swap Card Share ~

Greetings all,
It's a very somber day here in the USA - September 11th.
Having moved from New Jersey two years ago, it really hits home for my family. 
God Bless all those souls that didn't survive and the brave Emergency Responders that gave their all ...
On a brighter side - I have lots of great cards to share with you in order to help you get started on your Christmas cards and get them finished in plenty of time!

I hope you enjoyed these beauties as much as I enjoyed being apart of this fun swap.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Episode #509 ~ December Daily 2016 Event in October -LIVE?

Ho! Ho! Ho! Happy Stampers,
Believe it or not - it's that time of year to start thinking about creating a December Daily Mini Album! I made my first one a few years ago and they really are a wonderful way to remember all that we do in preperation for Christmas Day. 
I would love to make a fun class of putting one together with all of you guys. Someone metioned having a LIVE Facebook get-together. What a great idea! Let me know if you are interested and what day('s) of the week work best for you. Do days or night fit your schedule better, let's try to make this work. I think it would be super fun!
Big Hugs,

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Calling all Happy Campers -
I LOVE this adorable stamp set and you will too! I finally got to play with this versatile set and boy I am super anxious to start making Fall cards with it as well. 
This idea came directly out of the Annual Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog just presented with a different stamp set.
Get your hands on your very own set over at my Stampin' Up! Online Store:
Check the video to see how I fixed. "Oooops" that probably has happened to you too...

* Winner * Winner* of the Jolly Friends Card Kit!

Greetings Crafty Friends -
I used to pick the Winner of my "Jolly Friends" Card Kit Give-Away. Congratulations to Debbie the winner of this cute kit!
Please e-mail me your address information and I will get your prize in the mail to you right away.
Thank you to everyone who played along, it was fun to read all the comments. I will definitely be doing this again ~ 😃

Monday, September 5, 2016

Episode #509 ~ "Glamper Greetings" Card by Stampin' Up!

Happy Labor Day Everyone,
I hope you all are enjoying the long weekend spent with family and friends. Check out this darling card I made (idea taken directly from the ID&C 2016) using the uber cute Glamper Greetings from Stampin' Up! I love the versatility that this set has to offer, not only does it cover all the holidays in a year, it also has seasonal images (like a Flamingo, apple pie, tree, etc.) in ADDITION it comes with nine (9) sentiment stamps. Wowza - that's what I call a lot of bang for our buck and I am all about that!
This set makes creating a multitude of different looking cards very easy and that is priceless to me. Anything that can make my creating process easier is a winner in my book!!!


You can get your hands on this stamp set over at my Stampin' Up! Online Store
in addition to many other helpful tools and products to make your crafting products easy to create.
For all orders UNDER $150 before tax and shipping.
*When you make a Minimum $40 (order before tax and shipping) you will automatically receive my FREE KIT W/PURCHASE KIT for the month! *
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Happy Hugs,

Sunday, September 4, 2016

Hi Crafty Friends,
I was playing with the Stampin' Up! set called "Sheltering Tree" and this is the card I came up with.
The colors are just lovely and I really like this sets versatility. The sentiments are spot on and it covers all the seasons. That makes creating different cards for different occasions super easy, that's what I call a lot of bang for your buck! I am all about stretching our hard earned dollar and getting the most from our stamp sets!!!! You can get your hands on this fabulous stamp set and much more by visiting my Stampin' Up! Online store at:



Thursday, September 1, 2016

Happy September 1st Everyone!!!

It's Here! It's Here!!! Happy September Crafty Friends -
I am so excited that EVERYONE including YOU can order from the *New* Holiday Catalog from Stampin' Up! 
 If you have order from me within the last six (6) months you should have received your free copy in the mail. If you did not, please let me know and I will get one out to you ASAP. If you can't wait and want to check everything out, visit my online store at:
Thanks to Janice Weightman and Mary Shields for sharing their card ideas with me!
*** September Hostess Code*** TQXJ9T6Q
Please use the Hostess Code for all orders under $150 placed through my online store during the month of September.
Thank you! You will also receive my monthly *Free Kit with a minimum of a $40 order (before shipping and handling).*
Happy Fall ~ 🍂

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Episode #507 ~ Project Life Cards!!!

Hi Everyone,

  Happy Wednesday ~ I have been working on my family scrapbook album and trying to get caught up. While I am super excited for the BIG launch of our Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2016 being available for everyone to order from tomorrow September 1st - I really need to use some of my retired products that I have sitting around. Does that ever happen to you? You have great intentions for a item and then more cute stuff comes along and the previous item gets pushed to the side and then I forget about it...

  I have wanted to make some quick cards using the Project Life cards from the retired kit that I have sitting around. So, I made some today and boy are they fun to make! I stamped on some added Candy Dots to another, some I didn't do anything too. But they all look really nice and I think will put a smile on someone's face when they recieved one.

  Give it a try and get more bang for your buck!!!

Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Episode #506~"Jolly Friends" Christmas Card By: Stampin' Up!

Hi Everyone,

  I feel like it's been so long since I posted a video for you guys, I've been in Back -To- School mode with getting our daughter set up at college and also getting our baby ready for his Senior year of High School. Gosh... where have the years gone???

  Since I am in a swap with my stamping/upline group, I created this really cute card featuring the stamp set "Jolly Friends" and the sentiment comes from "Suite Sayings" both of which will be available to purchase on September 1st, 2016 from the Stampin' Up! new Holiday Catalog. Uber cuteness!!! This elf is just adorable and I can't wait to use the Santa Claus and also the Moose - how fun are those? I am thinking this might be one of my cards in my *Free Kit with Purchase* card set that you will receive when you place an online order through my onine store for the month of September.

  It's never to early to start prepping for your holiday cards, it will be here before we know it and I like to have mine done by mid November so I can enjoy a day of addressing my cards and not feeling rushed or hurried. I am trying to enjoy the holidays and all the little things that go with it and not fall into the whole "commercial" part of it.

  I hope this card gives you some holiday cheer and inspiration, let me know if you have any questions.

* To have a chance to win one of these card kits of your own, just leave a comment below and let me know what your favor part of the holidays are...* I will pick a winner the first week in September and get your kit out to the lucky winner! Good luck to everyone...

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Thanks for watching and happy crafting ~

Monday, August 8, 2016

Episode #505 ~ *August 2016 FREE Kit w/Purchase* By Stampin' Up! Feat: L...

Hi there Everyone,
  I have finally returned from vacation which was spent in Door County, Wisconsin. Boy, did we have a blast and saw some wonderful friends while we were there! So much fun ...
  My * August 2016 FREE Kit w/Purchase is ready to be shipped out - yippee! It is SO super cute and SO preppy, eeeeekkkk - I can hardly stand it!!!
  If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator , I would love to be your go-to girl for all things Stampin' Up! If you are new to my blog and Youtube channel, each month I offer a free kit to customers that place a $40 order ( before tax and shipping) AND also use the *HOSTESS CODE: ZJSYSBQJ * (for orders under $150) placed through my Stampin' Up! online store.

I've also included the super cute "Foxy Friends" christmas card as a freebie too! Check out video #503 if you are interested in seeing that cutie-pa-tutee card.
Thank you for watching and please hit that subscribe button so you can receive for free all my up-to-date videos and the latest and greatest news.
Happy Crafting,
Happy Monday Crafty Friends,
Today I am sharing with all of you, little snippets or sneak peaks of my new * August 2016 FREE Kit w/Purchase! *
It's super cute and VERY PREPPY - yippee!

When you use the *HOSTESS CODE: SJSYSBQJ * when placing your minimum purchase order of $40 (before shipping & tax) at my online store, you will recieve this adorable kit absolutely FREE!
In addition to the Free Kit, you will get a photo of all three (3) completed projects AND a private video/tutorial sent directly to your email inbox.

During the month of August too, you will also receive my "Foxy Friends" Double Textured Background card featured in my video Episode #503. It's such a cool technique and the image of the fox is just precious! It will be all assembled ready for you to mail or give to someone special or keep in your inspiration box.
I can't wait to share with all of you the cards in this kit plus the bonus "Foxy" card so you can try this fun technique yourself at home.
Happy Crafting,

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Episode #504 ~ Stampin' Up! DESTASH/SALE! All MUST GO!!!

Happy "Stamp SALE Sunday" Everyone,

  Here is my last chance destash video before all these boxes go to a local Stamp Garage Sale at one of my fellow stamp friends house. Check out this video and let me know if you are interested in snagging one of these boxes FULL of stamps, sesigner series paper, and/or dies.

  Payment will only be accepted via PayPal, so please leave me a comment with your e-mail address, the Lot number you would like and I will send you an invoice right away. Easy peasy!!!

Thanks for watching and enjoy your day... GO USA!!! We love watching the Olympics!

Happy Hugs,

Monday, August 1, 2016

Episode #503~ "Foxy Friends" and Double Textured Background By: Stampin'...

Happy Sunday Everyone,

  I am excited ( I know, I usually am...) to share this reeeaaaallly sweet card I "c.a.s.e.d" from Tammy M. on Pinterest with all of you! I LOVE this super cool technique "Double Textured/Embossing" background - OMGoodness, it's just adorable!!! Not to mention the to die for stamp set Foxy Friends, *Sigh*...

There is so much cuteness in this stamp set I can't wait to create more projects with it. Also available is the matching punch to make it very easy to punch out the shapes and create different little critters.

If you are an animal lover like me, you will love this set and have a BIG smile on your face when you create cute projects with it.

  We are going camping this week, so I am already visualzing some scrapbook pages I want to make with it - Eeeeekkkk!

  Thank you for watching and I hope each and everyone of you have a fan-tab-u-lous week ahead, keep a smile on your face. I'll miss you guys, but I will be back next week.

Happy Hugs,

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Episode # 502 ~ "Sizzlin' Summer Sampler" Using Stampin' Up! Goodies!

Happy Thursday Crafty Friends,

  I am SUPER excited to share this fabulous "Summer Sampler" with all of you!!! I am so crazy about these beautiful 12 x 12 pages. I WILL be hosting this as a "Fall Sampler" Class as soon as I wrap on details on how to ship the large page to you... Stay tuned for the sign-up and more details!

  The display stand that I show you in this came from Michaels and you can even use a coupon - yippee! I hope you enjoy seeing this and also the "Christmas Sampler" as well and are excited to join in this fun online class. I can't wait!!!

Happy Hugs,

Thursday, July 21, 2016

Episode # 501 ~ "Christmas in July" Card...

  Happy Christmas in July Everyone,

  I have been busy creating some beautiful Christmas cards trying to get a head start on mine that I try to send out the day after Thanksgiving. I know you are probably thinking - what??? Well, it will be here before we know it and I really don't like to be rushed and hurried trying to do it all.

  This is also one of three cards that you will recieve as my *FREE KIT With Purchase* when you place a $40 order (before tax and shipping) through my Stampin' Up! online store during the month of July!      ***YOU MUST USE THE JULY HOSTESS CODE: MYQSH9C9***  The other two card kits are just as pretty and sparkly... *Sigh*

  If you like embossing and the elegant look of foil detailing, you will love this card! These would be easy, peasy to recreate and make a bunch of all at once.

  Don't forget tomorrow is the last day to enter my 500th Video Give-Away featuring the darling "Pokemon Survival Kit" that I shared last week with all of you. My teenagers are having a blast playing, so make sure you enter by midnight Central time so you can have a chance to win it!

  Thanks for watching and please make sure you subscribe to my blog at:

 And visit my Stampin' Up! online store here:

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Friday, July 15, 2016

Episode #500!!! ~ Pokemon Survival Kit Give-Away!!!

Happy Friday Everyone,

  Can you believe this is my 500th video on YouTube?!? I am so excited and I have enjoyed getting to know all of you over the past 7 years! Let the fun begin ~

  In honor of this achievement, I wanted to do a little Give-Away for you guys... With all the Pokemon craze going on here in the USA, I thought this would be a fun Survival Kit for all you that are playing along! Stampin' Up!'s new circle thinlit's were the perfect go-to for creating this fun project. I also used our circle punches for the smaller Pokemon. I had so much fun creating this and my teenagers that are playing, were smiling when they saw my "kit". I think I am going to have to make a couple more of these for each of them, lol! I know some of my fellow YouTubers and crafters are playing so let me know if you are.

  I will have this Give-Away open from July14th - July 22nd and will then choose a winner from those that are current subscribers and have left a comment letting me know who is your favorite creature.

  Have fun if you are playing and thank you to each and every one of you that have been loyal subscribers and those that watch my videos and leave wonderful comments....

Thanks for watching and please visit my onine store for all your crafting needs!

Go to:

Please use the *JULY HOSTESS CODE* when placing your online order: MYQSH9C9

Happy Hugs,

Friday, July 8, 2016

Episode #498 ~ Quick Tip for Die cutting and the Mess!

Hi Everyone,

  Ho! Ho! Ho! I have been creating and assembling my *FREE* July Gift with Purchase Card Set for anyone who places a $40 order with me (before tax and shipping) AND uses the HOSTESS CODE FOR JULY: MYQSH9C9

  This is my way of saying Thank you and also to give you some great ideas for your Christmas cards. Believe it or not, the holidays are right around the corner so it's never to early to start planning and making your Christmas cards. Depending on how many you send out, to be ready by the beginning of December, I would start now and make about 10 a week....

  I posted earlier today sneak peak pictures of the 3 cards you will be recieving in this kit, it's just a peak!

With only 10 -12 kits to go around, they will go fast. PLUS, today starts Stampin' Up! BONUS DAYS - yippee! FOr every $50 you spend today 7/7 - 7/31/16 you will receive a $5 coupon to spend on whatever you want in August! If you spend $150 - you will recieve the Hostess Benefits of $15 in free product, PLUS you will get three (3) $5 coupons! That's an additional $15 - *Happy Dance* On top of that, you will receive my July Kit too - wowza!!!

  So, hurry over to my online store and get your $5 Coupons right away, you don't want to miss out on all the freebies this month.

Visit my online store at:

* Make sure you use the JULY HOSTESS CODE: MYQSH9C9  *

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Happy Hugs,

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Happy Thursday Everyone,

I have been happily creating my *FREE* July - Gift with Purchase Kit for you guys! Can I just tell you that this really makes me gitty with joy... Sparkles, glitter and ink - oh my!!!
Today I am giving you just a wee sneek peek of the beautiful set (3) cards that you will recieve when you make a $40 purchase (before tax and shipping of course) through my Stampin' Up! website and

Did I mention sparkle and sequins??? Sqeeeeeeeeee!!!!! Everything comes in your kit pre cut, scored and all the supplies to recreate these beautiful cards. All you need to complete the projects are some basic supplies like: pop dots, tape runner, glue etc.
This is the final sneak peek picture that I am going to share with you guys - if you are interested in getting a jump start on you Christmas cards, don't miss out on this! These beauties will surely give you some fabulous inspiration or feel free to C.A.S.E. them just the way they are.
I have just 10 of these kits to go around, so please don't hesitate in placing your order.
Stampin' Up! also have a BONUS COUPON special going on form today July 7th - 31st where you will recieve a $5 COUPON to spend in August for every $50 in product that you order! This is the 1st time they have ever done something like this, so I am super excited!
Please visit my online store
and use the HOSTESS CODE: MYQSH9C9
Happy Crafting,