Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ep.#558 Stampin' Up! "Congrats Graduate 2017" Card!

Happy Saturday Crafty Friends,
Well, it's almost that time of year again... GRADUATION TIME! Our baby boy is graduating from High School this year and it is with mixed emotions that I am making this card.... *Sigh*
So many exciting new adventures on the horizon for him and we will officailly be empty-nesters - yikes!
With all of this in mind, I grabbed my trusty Large Numbers Die, the Sunshine Wishes Die and the Stars Die and set to work. I really like how this card turned out and I think it works for either a girl or a guy. You could personalize it by using the recipients school colors, how fun!

I hope this gives you some inspiration, don't let the Graduations sneak up on you!
Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Happy Scrappin' Day!

Hi Crafty Friends, 
It's a cold and rainy day here in Chicago so I am spending the day scrapbooking in my craft room and doing what I love!

I busted out the uber cute paper collection from Doodlebug called "Cream and Sugar". 

As many of you know, I am diligently working to get our annual family albums up to date. "I think I can , I think I can ..."
Big Hugs,


Friday, April 14, 2017

Ep.#558 ~ "Easter Message" By Stampin' Up! & Cutesie Easter Cards!

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Happy Easter Eve depending on where you are in the world, lol! In today's video, I wanted to share with you this BEAUTIFUL Easter card I created using the "Easter Message" stamp set from Stampin' Up! combined with the stunning copper embossing powder. It's so, so pretty... *Sigh*
I am crazy about this stamp set and it's gorgeous images not only for cards and scrapbook pages, but I plan on using this stamp set on my bible journaling pages! It's going to look so pretty on my pages and is perfect for all of my entries.
If you are interested in seeing my pages, follow me on Instagram here:

I hope all of my cards fill you with lots of Easter inspiration so you can make someone's Easter Egg-stra special with a handmade card.

Easter Blessings,

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ep.#557 ~ Easter/Spring 2017 Home Decorating Tour!

Hi Everyone,
Thank you for stopping by and taking time to watch my latest Easter/Spring 2017 Home Tour. I am sending you heartfelt Happy Easter wishes and Happy Passover too!
Today I am sharing my Easter decorating in and around our home, so grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy a stroll through our house.
I appreciate you all so very much and your continured loyalty... It means the world to me that you take time out of your busy day to see what's going on with The Happy Stamper! Many thanks to each and everyone of you, I have the BEST subscribers ever!!!

Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Here's the scoop guys,
Get all of your favorite Stampin' Up! products before they sell out! Check out the Retired List by following this link and make sure you order any extra ink pads, refills, etc for your favorite colors.
Things really do sell out fast, so don't miss out on your last opportunity to stock up!
Click here:
Just click on the section that says "Retiring Products"...

Gift Box Punch Board

Happy Tuesday Everyone,
I love Gift Boxes and this is the perfect tool for making that a super easy task! I am definately putting this on my "Wish - List" and probably my next order... *Big Grin*

Get yours today by visitng my onine Stampin' Up! store
or visit my blog for more ideas and inspiration.
Happy Crafting,

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ep.#556 ~ Austim Awareness Card Set and Holder!

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Oooopppsss - I forgot to post this video that I did on Friday just before running out the door to enjoy "Mom's Weekend" at our daughters college! My apologies friends, life happens I guess, lol...
I whipped up these darling 3 x 3" gift cards set lickety-split in honor of Autism Awareness.
The Sorority that our daughter is in, does SO much to raise money and bring awareness to this worthy cause, it's so important.

I hope you all had relaxing weekend and are looking forward to this Sunday which for those who celebrate - it's EASTER!
Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ep.#555 ~ Stampin' Up! "Cake Crazy" Birthday Card!

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Today was a good day spent in my "happy place" playing with this SUPER adorable stamp set "Cake Crazy!" I had so much fun creating all sorts of different designs using this one set, it's a favorite of mine.
The wonky cake and all of it's crookedness makes it so playful and cheeky, a must in your crafting arsenal.
Share your creations using "Cake Crazy" over on my The Happy Stamper Facebook page, I'd love to see what you come up with!
Happy Hugs,

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Ep.#554 ~ Stampin' Up! "Boy" Easter Bunny Treat Holder!

Happy Saturday Peeps,
I hope your weekend is off to a great start! I was able to spend the morning happily creating in my craft room making this adorable Easter Treat Holder for any male in your life as well as a SUPER cute girl one...
I used the really cute Easter Bunny Stamp Set from the March 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit which was SOOOoooooo cute! If you haven't signed up for Paper Pumpkin yet what are you waiting for??? It the best box to find in your mailbox every month! Everything you need is neatly wrapped up, designed, cut, scored and ready for you to relax and enjoy making the cutest projects ever.

All the details about PP can be found on my webpage or by clicking the Paper Pumkpin Button here on my blog.
Thanks for watching ~
Big Hugs,

Beautiful Dragonfly Card -

Today's GOJUS card was sent to me from my super thoughtful Upline Janice Weightman. I just love this set and just ordered it during S-A-B and I am anxiously waiting for it to arrive! 
Have a fabulous weekend ~ ❤


Friday, March 31, 2017

Ep.#553 ~ Stampin' Up! Card Ideas/Samples Share!

Hi Everyone,
Today is the LAST Day of Sale-A-Bration in Stampin' Up! land... WWwwaaaaaaa...
Now, you have afew hours left to beable to get your FREE products so don't hesitate and get  your online orders placed!!!
It has been a wonderful time and I know I have enjoyed playing and creating with all the wonderful products I received for FREE. I hope you did too and a HUGE Thank You to all of you that placed your orders with me as your personal demonsrator and friend. I appreciate your support tremdeously and I am so happy you love the kits for this last month. I will have a NEW KIT W/PURCHASE starting this month and will share a sneak peak this weekend, it's going to be a beauty so keep your eye out for the teaser!

I hope you get some fresh inspiration from these darling card samples that I share with you in this video, I know I always can use new ideas to jump start the creative juices.
Thank you again for supporting my business and I am thrilled to have two new team members - yippee!!!
Warm Hugs,

Easter/Spring Blog Hop (MY Giveaway Winner)

*Red Alert * Red Alert*
Final Call to CINDY!!!
That is the only information I have on you, again you were the winner of my Giveaway that I have from the Easter/Spring Blog Hop. 
You will have until the end of today March 31st, 2017 at midnight CST.
If I don't hear from you, I will be picking another winner.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ep.#552 ~ Stampin' Up! "Advant Garden" Thank You Card

Hi Everyone,
Sale-A-Bration is sadly coming to and end, so don't miss out on getting your FREE product from the exclusive S-A-B Catalog! All the fun comes to an end March 31st ~
Today I used the pretty, pretty set "Advant Garden" from the S-A-B catlog and is just one of many stamp sets that you can recive for FREE.
I love our In-Colors especially Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim - yummy!

Have a great week and if you have any questions, just let me know...
Big Hugs,

Monday, March 20, 2017

Ep.#551 ~ *Spring and Easter Blog Hop 2017!*

Happy First Day of Spring Crafty Friends,
I am so excited to be apart of this awesome Spring and Easter Blog Hop 2017! There are so many super talented crafters on this Hop, I am sure you will find lots of inspiration to kick off your springtime festivities.
If you are new to my channel Welcome to my blog! I am so glad you are here and I look forward to getting to know and share ideas with each of you. Hopefully you came from Iammamma24's channel... If you like this video and you are watching on YouTube, make sure to give this video a "Thumbs - Up" so I know how to plan for future videos. Make sure you are a Subscriber my blog for a chance to WIN the Birthday Gift I am giving away to one lucky winner! I will use to choose a Subscriber on March 22nd, 2017 so make sure you check back to see if you are the winner.
Thanks for "Hopping" along with us tonight and subscribing to my blog, please follow the list of crafters listed below. Your next stop will be Poetspice -

Shop my online Stampin' Up! at:
Please Use *HOSTESS CODE* UKEW3QQP on all online orders under $150 - thank you!
Visit my blog and please subscribe! Go to:

Here's the Blog Hop LineUp!

DeesSpecialthings -
Poetspice -
Julie Krabbenhoft -
galecrafts(The Happy Stamper)
Pinkaliciousscrapper -
Happy Hopping,

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ep.#550 ~ Stampin' Up! "Chase Your Dreams" Heat Embossed Card ...

Hi Everyone,
Happy Wednesday, I hope you are having a productive week and are able to make some time for crafting...
I saw this beautiful card on the cover of our Stampin' Success magazine that as a demonstrator we receive quarterly from home office! I knew the moment I saw it, I knew I had to C.A.S.E. this beauty right away so off to my craft room I went.
I really, really like this "Chase Your Dreams" stamp set and have made several cards with it and each one is prettier than the next.
I hope you enjoy this video and all the products I used are listed below in the description box.

Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Inside the Lines Specialty Designer Series Paper

Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends,
I love this beautiful paper called "Inside the Lines" for all sorts of projects! You can get yours for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!!! Don't wait, it's all coming to an end soon (March 31st, 2017)... It's so pretty colored or used left as it is on a black and white themed project.
Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ep.#549 ~ St. Patrick's Day Home Tour!

Jiggity-Jig Happy Stampers,
Greetings from the Green Isle - well not really, just from my home which is all decked out for St. Patrick's Day!
If you have been a follower of mine or a YouTube subscriber, you know how much I LOVE to decorate our home for all the different holidays and seasons. I am extra lucky to be half Scottish and half Irish but everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day!
Come along and see the sweet little goodies that make our house a home...
Warm Hugs,

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Ep.#548 ~ Rose Petal Card

Hi there Happy Stampers,
Happy Sunday ~ I wanted to share this really pretty card that I made today and I have combined something old, something new and something sparkly!
All the details of products used are in the description box on YouTube, but feel free to ask if you have any questions.
Also, make sure you check out my recent blog post where I have shared a photo of the *FREE Kit w/Purchase* For the month of March.
Just a friendly reminder, you must place your Stampin' Up! order through my online store and make sure you use the ***HOSTESS CODE*** UKEW3QQP
on all qualifying orders of $40 (before tax and shipping). 
Plus, if your order is $50 you will also get to choose a FREE product from our Sale-A-Bration catalog!
Yippee!!! Who doesn't like FREE goodies?!@#$%^&* I know I sure do!
Thanks for watching,

*March 2017 FREE Gift With Purchase Kit!*

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends,
I don't usually share the FREE Monthly Kit w/Purchase, but Sale-A-Bration is quickly coming to an end and I don't want anyone to miss out! 
So here is the super pretty set!!! 
You can get yours for *FREE* when you place your Stampin' Up! order through my online store. You must use the 
on your $40 order (before tax and shipping). In addition to that, if you place a $50 order, you will get to choose a FREE product of your choice from our Sale-A - Bration Catalog , yippee!
All the Sale-A-Bration fun comes to an end on March 31st, 2017 so hurry over to my store so you don't miss out.
Warm Hugs,


Thursday, March 2, 2017

** Mark Your Calendars! **

Mark your calendars crafty friends and I hope to see you all at the Hop!
Warm Hugs,

Monday, February 27, 2017

*NEW* FREE Kit with Purchase !!!

Hi there Happy Stampers!
Okay - we are in the home stretch of Stampin' Up! Sale - A - Bration for 2017. 
Sadly we are coming to the end of this awesome time of year, the fun ends on March 31st, 2017.
As always, I am offering a beautiful *FREE* Kit With Purchase for those of you that make your online purchase through my Stampin' Up! Store and use the current HOSTESS CODE: UKEW3QQP
You will receive this free kit with any qualifying order of $40 (before tax and shipping). Plus - you will also get to choose a free item from our S-A-B catalog with a $50 order!!! Yippee for FREE products I say!
Please remember that you MUST use the HOSTESS CODE to receive the free gift from me when you place your online order.
I hope you like my little sneak peek - the colors are so fresh and springy. I used the "Avant-garden" stamp set that you can receive for free on two of the three cards in the kit. Use any stamp set you would like, but the Avant-garden is just gorgeous!
Warm Hugs,


Sunday, February 26, 2017

EP. # 547 ~ "You Are One In A Dozen!" W/Stampin' Up!

Happy Sunday Happy Stampers,
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope all of you are having a relaxing weekend. I wanted to share this Uber Cute "Hey Chick" and "Perfect Mix" card and show you how super quick and easy it is to put together. I really enjoy using out Watercolor Pencils and they help make this card look amazing in person. 
You can earn the "Hey Chick" Stamp Set for FREE with a $50 Order (before tax and shipping) during Sale-A-Bration!!! 
Just visit my Stampin' Up! Online Store and if your order is under $150 please use the *Hostess Code* that is in the upper right hand corner of my blog. Thanks!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday night and as always if you have any questions, just let me know...
Warm Hugs,

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

EP. # 550 ~ Valentine's Day Card featuring "Sunshine Sayings"!

Hi Everyone,
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!
You are not crazy, the intro to my video today is incorrect, it is the video for Ep. #550 ~ Valentine's Day Card (Manly) featuring Sunshine Sayings. Ugh... video editing is not my strong suit! 
But, I hope you enjoy this video and find some inspiration from my manly card. I use this stamp set/die bundle all the time and hearts can be used for any occasion.
Have a wonderful day and know that I am thinking of each and everyone of you today!
Warm Hugs,

Saturday, February 11, 2017

EP. # 549 ~ "Big On Birthdays" with Stampin' Up!

Happy Saturday Everyone,
You will love how quick and easy this festive Happy Birthday card comes together! I love the versatility of this stamp set "Big On Birthdays" from Stampin' Up!
It has something for everyone from little kiddos to grown-ups of any age. In addition to that, I used our colorful 2016-2018 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack and I go to that pad ALL the time!
I think you can see how easily this card could be altered to say really anything such as Thank You...
Thanks for watching and enjoy the rest of your weekend ~
Warm Hugs,

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

EP. # 548 ~ Bible Journaling (Newbie :) )

Hi Everyone,
Today I am stepping out of my comfort zone and sharing with you my Bible Journaling! I started this new adventure in January 2017 and I have never looked back. It is SO fun and SO inspiring, I wish I would have jumped on this amazing craze a long time ago, but better late than never right?!?
I am a newbie to the whole "coloring in my bible" thing and I have lots to learn, but I am on my way and I coudn't be happier. You just never know how things are going to turn out and I love reading and learning everyday. 
I hope you enjoy this video and if you have any questions or suggestions, I am open to those too - just let me know.
Warm Hugs,

Saturday, February 4, 2017

EP. # 547 ~ "Cool Treats" Birthday Cards Using Stampin' Up! Products

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Have you seen how super adorable this *Sweet* "Cool Treats" Stamp Set is???
It is available in a bundle or you can purchase the stamp set separately, but whatever your choice is, it's UBER ADORABLE!
I created five fabulous cards for you today and they go together really quickly and easily, making card making a actual pleasure. I love the cool and whimsical colors that are in this "suite" and of course all coordinate perfectly with the designer series paper.
Scoop up your very own set right away over at my online store and you will get to choose a *FREE* Sale-A-Bration product from our exclusive S-A-B Catalog!!!
Happy Hugs,

Saturday, January 28, 2017

EP. # 546 ~ "Bella ..." Thank You Card By Stampin' Up!

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Just a quick post sharing a really cute Thank you card I made today using Stampin' Up!'s "Bella and Friends" stamp set. It is sooooooo adorable and I made about 10 of these sweet cards as I ALWAYS need  thank you and birthday cards.
I hope you like it and keep you eye out for more Valentine ideas to come...

Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

EP. # 545 ~ *Sweet* Valentine's Day Treat Box!

Hi there Happy Stampers,
I've got a sweet project to share with all of you today and it features Stampin' Up!s Bakers Box Thinlit Die. It's one of my most favorite treat holders!
Your projects will turn out so professional looking, I am sure it will quickly become the die you reach for over and over again.
Don't have any Valentine theme paper or card stock? No worries, see how I made my own - easy peasy!
I hope this gives you a fun idea to create a darling box to share something sweet with your special someone.

Warm Hugs,

Friday, January 20, 2017

EP. # 543 ~ Valentine's Day Home Tour ...

Hi there Everyone,
Happy Friday ~ Are you all ready for the weekend??? I know I sure am, it has been a busy week in our home and next week is going to start out that way too.
As many of you know, in addition to being a avid crafter, I also LOVE to decorate our home for all the different holidays. I thought I would share with you the Valentine's Day cuteness that I have around the house. I hope you enjoy this video and it gives you some inspiration for your home as well.

Please make sure to "Subscribe" to my YouTube channel at:
and as always, thank YOU so much for watching!
Warm Hugs,

Monday, January 16, 2017

Paper Pumpkin January 2017

Hi Happy Stampers,
I love looking forward to receiving my Paper Pumpkin Kit every month, it's like getting a fun Birthday present in the mail! Check out what our February kit is all about ...
Remember too, that your subscription counts towards Free Sale-A-Bration products of your choice!
It doesn't get any sweeter then this ~

Sign - up today by clicking the Paper Pumpkin link on my blog and enjoy a darling kit delivered every month that is totally stress free. It's super fun!

Warm Hugs,

Thursday, January 12, 2017

EPI. #541 ~ A "Tea Wallet" Using Stampin' Up!

Happy Thursday Crafty Friends,
"When in doubt, pinkie out..." LOL! Today I am sharing with all of you a TOTALLY different project. In todays' video I will show you to make a super cute "Tea Wallet". No need for clubs here... 
What a fabulous gift for any tea lover and you can customize one for anyone on your Valentine's Day list. So grab your favorite flavor and relax while you see for yourself how quick and easy it is to make one of these darling wallets!
Remember it's Sale-A-Bration time right now, so keep your eye out for an upcoming video where I will be sharing lots of cards made from some of the new products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. It's sure to give you lots of ideas and inspiration to draw from.
I also uploaded a video previously featuring many cards made from the products in the Occasions Catalog. So many creative and clever ideas galore...
Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Valentine's Day Goodies ~

 Greetings Happy Stampers,
  Today I wanted to share with you the darling Valentine's Day ❤️ card and matching gift bag that I made yesterday. 
  I used the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits #140621 from our Annual Catalog and the New In-Colors 2016 - 2018 Sweet Sugarplum Designer Series Paper #141408, both great items to have in your crafting collections.

  Remember, Sale - A - Bration is in full swing right now so for every $50 you spend you get to choose FREE product from the exclusive S-A-B catalog!!!
  This is also the perfect time to join Stampin' Up! and my team - lots of freebies for joining during this time so click the "Join My Team" button here on my blog and it will take you to the sign-up page. I would love ❤️ to offer you all the perks of being a member starting with a 20% Discount and free shipping on your customized starter kit, which obtw is just $99. Did I mention you will receive about $200 in Stampin' Up! products that you know and love!!!  💝 
  Have a happy day,

Sunday, January 8, 2017

EPI. #540 ~ Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog 2017 Card Share! *Tons*

Happy Sunday Everyone,
I hope all of you have enjoyed this first week of Sale-A-Bration and the release of the anticipated Occasion Catalog from Stampin' Up! It's been a fun and busy weekend with a team meeting and crafty time with my fellow stamping sisters.
If you are in need of some inspiration or looking for MORE ideas of cards and projects to make with some of the new products from the Occasions 2017 catalog, look no further! I've got lots of cards to share with you in this video.
I am so blessed to be surrounded by such talented crafters in the larger - Stampahowlic group that I and my team is apart of... If you are on the fence and ever thought about joining Stampin' Up! now is the perfect time! You will receive almost $200 in products for $99! Yep - your Starter Kit is just $99 and YOU get to choose/pick out $125 in products PLUS because it's Sale-A-Bration time, you will get to choose two (2) more stamp sets of any value of your choice form any catalog!!! Holy cats - that's an amazing deal and did I forget to mention that it will also come with FREE shipping!!!
For me, while I love the 20% discount and the early ordering privileges, what I value the most are the friendships that Stampin' Up! has offered me. I have met some really amazing people in this group and I would love to extend the circle of friendship to each and everyone of you.

Happy Hugs,

Friday, January 6, 2017

EPI. #539 ~ 2017 Calendar w/Note Pad Using Stampin' Up!

Happy 2017 Happy Stampers,
Is anyone else excited for the start of 2017 and all that the New Year brings??? It's a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. I know I have been busy thinking about my goals for the upcoming year.
We had a Girls Playday last week at my upline Janice's house and it was so fun to see other Stampahowlics and share our ideas. I got this idea from my stampin' sister Lisa L., who brought this for us all to make! I love the idea of having a monthly calendar PLUS a note pad all in one!!! Perfect for by the phone or on your nightstand... Thank you Lisa ~
Check out the video below for all the details and measurements, it was very easy to make and would make fabulous gifts too.

Happy Crafting,