Monday, November 12, 2018

Ep. 628 ~ All Is Bright | Christmas Card

Hi there Happy Stampers,
The holidays are quickly approaching  and so in todays video I have a fabulous card that would be perfect for mass producing it you are making your own Christmas cards.
It's quick, easy and comes together in a snap! What could be better??? 
Enjoy the video and if you have any comments or questions just leave them below and as always you know I will get back to you ~

Happy Holiday Hugs,

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Happy Halloween 🎃!!!

Hey there Crafty Friends,

Happy Halloween 👻 to everyone ~ I am all ready for the cute little Trick - or - Treaters and our daughter is on the spooky front porch dressed in her Winnie-The-Pooh costume! 

I hope you and your little goblins have a safe and fun evening, I ‘be got Margaritas for the over 21 crowd so stop on by if your in the neighborhood ~ 


Monday, October 29, 2018

Ep. 627 ~ Halloween Home Decor Tour 2018

Trick - or - Treat Crafty Friends,
I finally squeezed in time to film a Halloween Home Decor Video - yippee! Things have been super busy here around our house and we just arrived home from vacation and I am trying to get back on US time.
If you have been a subscriber for a while you know how much I love to decorate our home for all the holidays and Halloween is one of my favorites.
Many of the decorations in this video are things that I have purchased over the years and many are from over 30 years ago. I always make sure to stuff my bows before putting any of my decorations away and I believe that is why so many of my decorations continue to look new year after year.
I hope you enjoy seeing all the fun, festive pieces that I adore and who knows, maybe you will find some inspiration for your home.

Happy Hugs,

Snowflake Showcase by Stampin' Up!

Greetings Crafty Friends,
The holidays are just around the corner and it's the perfect time to get started creating handmade cards,  gifts as well as home decor which also make perfect gifts!
The Snowflake Bundle is a darling little set that's sure to cover christmas and many more occasions.
I'll be getting back to work this week as we have returned home from our 30th Anniversary celebration trip to Scotland, it was sooooo amazing!!!

Have a wonderful week my friends ~
Big Hugs,

Sunday, October 21, 2018

We are in beautiful Scotland! 

Greetings from magical Scotland friends - Bob  I are celebrating our upcoming 30 Anniversary and are enjoying all the magic Scotland has to offer...
I am also from the Stuart Clan and the history is so interesting.

I will get back to Crafting next week, keep your eye out for more breathtaking pictures.
Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Snowflake Showcase by Stampin' Up!

Can you say CUTENESS?!?
OMGosh - these are the cutest stamp sets and how awesome is it that one framelit die set cuts images for both? Remember these are only available for a Limited - Time so don't delay in getting your bundle today...

Happy crafting,

Monday, October 8, 2018

Ep. 626 ~ A Wedding Card | Wonderful Moments Stamp Set

Hi Everyone,
I hope your week is off to a great start - I couldn't wait to get downstairs to my craft room to create this beautiful card from my friend Chris' card that she shared with me. 
My Stampin' Up! box of goodness arrived on Friday and the weekend was super busy putting up all the Halloween decorations.
Keep your eye out for a Halloween 2018 Home Tour Video, I am hoping to get that filmed this week at some point! It's going to be a goodie so stay tuned ~

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial and consider adding this extraordinary stamp set to your collection. I think it is a Must-Have for any crafter who likes beautiful images!

Thanks for watching,

Wedding Card Made With “Wonderful Moments” Stamp Set ~ 

Happy Monday Crafty Friends,

I have been anxiously awaiting for my Stampin’ Up! box to arrive with my new stamp set “Wonderful Moments”. 

My friend Chris W., shared this card idea with me and I knew I HAD to have this set with all the beautiful images and sentiments. 

I am in the process of uploading a tutorial to my YouTube channel so look for that in your inbox.

If you aren’t already a Subscriber make sure you got that button on my YouTube channel homepage - search “galecrafts” and that’s where you can find me!

Happy Hugs,

Monday, October 1, 2018

Ep. 624 ~ *FREE* Kit W/Purchase Kit | Cauldren Bubble Stamp Set

Hi Crafty Friends,
I finally got to film a video for you using the really cute Halloween Stamp Set Cauldron Bubble from the Holiday 2018 Catalog. It has been much to long and I enjoy making videos and sharing my ideas with all of you!!!

I hope this gives you some fresh ideas and you give this cute card a try, remember if you use the current Hostess Code: BENAG7JN between 9/30 - 10/30/2018 you will recieve the three adorable cards you see here in this video as a *FREE* Gift from ME!
I appreciate you all so much and thank you for your continued support...

Big hugs,

Sunday, September 30, 2018

New *FREE* Kit With Purchase!

Hi 👋 Crafty Friends,
I wanted to share with you my New *FREE* Kit With Purchase for this period - It uses two New stamp set from the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Holiday Catalog 1) Cauldron Bubble # 147710 and 2) Country Home #147678. Both of these sets are  a fabulous addition to any craft collection and would be perfect for scrapbooking layouts, home decor and more!

You can earn your Free Kit simply by placing any online order of $40 or more (before tax and shipping) using the new Host Code # BENAG7JN between September 30 - October 30, 2018.
Your kit comes with everything cut, embossed and ready for you to stamp and assemble, you will need your own adhesive of your choice as well as foam/pop dots.
I hope you like this periods kit as much as I do, it covers all the goodness that fall brings with it!
Happy Crafting,

Sunday Inspiration ~ 

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends,

I hope you have had a relaxing weekend thus far... 

This beautiful card was created by my talented teammate Tina and uses the delightful stamp set “Country Home” from our new Stampin’ Up! Holiday 2018 Catalog and I just love 💗 it!

I should have a new video up on my YouTube channel and I will post it here too later today.

Enjoy your day,

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Be A Blessing ~

Greetings Crafty Friends,

I am almost finished with the huge project of reorganizing my craft room and getting rid of a lot of unused stuff!

It’s so exciting to have a new desk to do all my scrapbooking and bible journaling on, I will share pictures in the near future.

But today I started my day reading my Bible before all the craziness of housecleaning and laundry begin....

Today’s scripture comes from Matthew 22:37-40. ❤️ 

Of course my tip for you today is to dry your ink with a heat tool! I forgot and smeared my ink - oh well I guess that just means I was diving into the good news! 

Have a great day my friends and be a blessing in someone else’s,

Saturday, September 8, 2018

Ep. 623 ~ *** DESTASH *** Tim Holtz & Victorian | Kits | Lots 1-3

Hi there Happy Stampers,
Check out my newest DESTASH video and if you are interested in Lots 1 or 2 just let me know! 
I have TONS of new and gently used products to move out of my craft studio so it's a great opportunity to scoop up fabulous items at a super price ~
Happy Hugs,

Thursday, August 30, 2018

I Hold The Key 🔑 ~

Yippee!!Look what arrived today in my pink box of goodness ~ 

It’s the beautiful “You Hold The Key” necklace that I received for reaching certain sales goals in my Mary Kay business.

I love that Mary Kay rewards us Beauty Consultants for doing a good job and this token is just the tip of the iceberg. Countless Beauty Consultants are driving around in cars completely paid for by Mary Kay! 

This makes me so happy and is just one more sign that I am with the tight Direct Sales Company for me...

Let me know if I can help you reach your goals and dreams, it’s easier than you think ~ 💕

Pink Hugs,

Happy Thursday Crafty Babes,
Join me today at 1:00 pm (CST) for a fun Facebook LIVE! I am going to be sharing all the fabulous swap cards I recieved from a recent Swap I was in...
All the cards are made with products from the New 2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog and there is SO much inspiration to be had!
Check out all the fun over on my Facebook Page - The Happy Stamper at:

One more thing to note - TIME  IS RUNNING OUT to get the beautiful Blended Seasons Limited Time Bundle! It is one of my favorites and the stitched dies on the layered frames is worth the price of adimission alone! I know several people who have ordered the set just for those dies ...
Visit my Stampin' Up! Online Store/Website and get your set before they are no longer available, I would hate for you to miss out.
Click here to be directly taken to my onine store and please use the HOSTESS CODE: XWRAJ4VG and with any $40 minimum order (before tax and shipping) you will recieve my *FREE* Monthly Kit W/Purchase!!!
Happy Crafting,

Monday, August 20, 2018

*NEW* Goodies Have Arrived - Yippee!!!

Hi there Happy Stampers,

Greetings from my Happy Place, gosh I haven’t been in my craft room all summer. I had a lot going on with my health and all three kiddos home. 

That being said I am ready to jump back into a routine and get down to work on fall projects!

I placed my Stampin’ Up! order which as a consultant we are able to do and here is a picture of the fun products I chose from the upcoming Holiday Catalog 2018 which everyone can purchase from starting September 5th - January 2nd, 2019.

You guys are going to live all the adorable products - so much cuteness!

I’ll be sharing with all of you some of my Swap Cards for a Holuday Swap I am apart of...

I am so excited to reconnect with all of you and share lots of ideas - Fillow and join in on my Facebook page: The Happy Stamper and on Instagram as well, it’s so fun! 🙃 

Happy Crafting,

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Take Your Pick Tool by Stampin' Up!

Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends,

I just had to share this *NEW* Tool from Stampin' Up! and it's pretty amazing what all that it does and packs! They really thought of everything and I know I will be getting two for sure ~

Check it out ...

Happy Crafting,

Friday, July 20, 2018

New Thin-Lit Die Storage ~ 

What was I thinking when I thought it would be a great idea to reorganize all my dies and put them on magnetic sheets inside the coordinating stamp set cases???

If you don’t hear from me for a few days you know where I am!

Have a great weekend,

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Can you relate?!?

Greetings Crafty Friends,

We are getting ready to head out on another camping trip to Michigan this weekend and I came down to my craft room to pack a few things to take with me.

I quickly realized I haven’t unpacked the new goodies I bought on our last camping trip and have more to put away! Aaaccckkk!!!

Has this ever happened to you? Gosh - I think I am good on supplies for awhile, lol!

Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Paper Pumpkin July 2018

Hi there Everyone,
Check out how adorable the current Paper Pumpkin Monthly Subscription Kit is!!! It's super fresh and summery, I just think it is SO cute! 
I am thinking of holding a monthly Paper Pumpkin Facebook LIVE Event each month and then we can work on our projects together. Let me know in the comments below if you recieve this box of crafty goodness each  month and I will find a day that works best for most of us!
If you don't already recieve Paper Pumpkin you should - sign up for whatever monthly subscription that works best for you. 3, 6 or 12 month and it's just $19.95 and that includes the shipping!

Happy Hugs,

Sunday, July 8, 2018

We Got A New Puppy!

Happy Sunday Friends,

I just had to share our joyful news - We got a new puppy and her name is Tessa! 

She’s a Standard Golden Retriever and some of you might remember that we lost our previous Golden Maggie to cancer a year ago. 

I never thought I could go down this road of loving and having another dog and then bam - here comes this precious girl and we knew she was meant for us.

I’ll be sharing many more pictures and scrapbooking tons of them, until then say a little prayer we make it smoothly through the potty training stage!

Puppy Kisses from Tessa,

Friday, July 6, 2018

July Recruit Promotion - English

Eeeeekkkk!!! This is super exciting ~ take a gander and then consider that you will recieve $129 in product of YOUR choice in your starter kit for $99 (tax excluded) PLUS this amazing offer, 10 (ten) FREE Ink Pads choose any color family that's your favorite!
This is BIG my friends, don't miss out ~

Happy Hugs,

Monday, June 18, 2018

Sitting Pretty ~

Happy Monday Crafty Friends,

I hope everyone had a relaxing weekend and celebrated the special Father’s in our lives!

Today I just had to share this lovely card made by my talented teammate Lisa Lange. 

She used the new stamp set “Sitting Pretty” and it is just that!!! I love the detail on the wrought iron bench.

Stay cool peeps, it’s going to be a hot one here in Chicago, I am cleaning the house and making a Wedding gift for a friend who is getting married.


Friday, June 8, 2018

Celebrating the Red, White and Blue!

Hi Everyone,

I am celebrating all things red,white and blue! Each week leading up to the 4th of July I will be showing my patriotic pride. 

I chose to mix the strips from “American Cheer” (red sparkles) and “Liberty Land” (silver glitter w/stars). And when I say it DOES!!!

Get your own Polish Strips at my ColorStreet online store at: ColorStreet Nails - Gale Meyer

Have a great weekend,

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Summertime and Elephants!

Greetings Ladies,

Long time no see ... I’ve had lots going on with my health, keep an eye out for an upcoming video explaining what’s been going on and what expect in the near future.

But today I wanted to share some Uber cute cards from a recent Swap I was apart of...

“Sea Of Textures” Bundle is perfect for all things summer! From scrapbook pages to cards and party invites this set is a Must-Have to set the tone of a relaxing summer day spent at the ocean. 

“Animal Outing” is another perfect set for summer fun! Kids and animals just go together like a trip to the zoo ~ 

Here is one more take on a fun panel card with a belly-band.

I hope these give you some fresh ideas and I hope you all are enjoying the beautiful *New* Products in the 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalog as much as I am ~ 

Happy Hugs,

Friday, May 25, 2018

Wear Your Red, White and Blue!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend Everyone,

While most of us are busy celebrating the official kick-off of summer this weekend (myself included), let’s take a moment to remember and give thanks and recognition to all the brave individuals who serve currently or in the past in our Military forces. 

I just thanked the brave young man that was taking and doing my blood work on Tuesday who nonchalantly mentioned that his Dog Tags had his blood type imprinted in them, I didn’t know that, did you?

As a thank you to my loyal ColorStreet Nail Customers I have started a fun special that I will be running each and every month. 

I really want to get to know each of you and for all of you to get to know each other! 

Simply post a picture of your pretty manicure or pedicure over on my ColorStreet Facebook Page so we can all ooohhh and aaahhhh over your beautiful nails and connect with each other! 

Then at the end of the month I will put all the names of those pretty nails in a drawing and choose one lucky winner who will receive a *FREE* ColorStreet Nail Polish pack from me!!!

Your original purchase must be made through my online store or through me in-person to qualify.

I am excited and thrilled to have a vivacious and interactive group of pretty people who can share the love of our product but more importantly of friendship ~ 

Shop my online store at: ColorStreet Nails - Gale Meyer

Enjoy your weekend,

Monday, May 21, 2018

Ep. 622 ~ *HUGE DESTASH* Lots #11-15

Hi there Crafty Peeps,
Gosh - it took forever to upload this Destash video! Finally it's up so check out all the great Lots at great prices...
What a great way to get some of the best stamps and crafting products at such fabulous prices!

Happy Shopping,

Ep. 621 ~ *HUGE DESTASH* Lots #1 - 10

Here are Lots #1 - 10 that I have available for purchase... I will have much more for sale so keep your eyes out for those "Destash" videos to come.

Happy Hugs,

Sunday, May 20, 2018

My Daughter Is A Crafter After All ~ ❤️

I was thrilled to see this beauty gift that my daughter created herself for a friend of hers.

She blinged out a bottle of champagne with pretty pink sparkles and sequin trim and attached the lovely set of facial highlighting products to the front.

I love what she did and I hope her friend lives it too ~ Bring on the bling!

Happy, sparkling hugs,

*HUGE* Destash SALE Coming!

Hi there Crafty Friends,

Just a heads up - keep your eye out for my HUGE Destash Sale coming to my blog and YouTube Channel! 

All hands are on deck in my house and boxes are priced to sell!!! Shipping IS INCLUDED in the price so keep an eye out for videos to air soon.

Everything Stampin ‘ Up! Spectrum Noir Markers, Dies, Cuttlebug Machine and much more will be available. 

Happy Sunday and videos should be being filmed and uploaded to YT hopefully later today ~


Friday, May 18, 2018

More “Varied Vases”...

Good morning Happy Stampers,

Happy Friday too... I am headed to downtown Chicago this morning for a Doctors appointment but I wanted to share with you this fun card I created using yet again the new, upcoming stamp set “Varied Vases”.

Do t over look this great set in the new catalog when your copy arrives, it is really such a gem!

Have a fabulous weekend,

Thursday, May 17, 2018

More Card Ideas ~

Hi Crafty Friends,

Here is another card I created for a fun Swap that I am partaking in with my group Of Stampahowlics. 

It was really quick and easy just the way I like it! It’s all from the “Share What You Love” Suite that was available for Pre-Order. 

Happy Crafting, 

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Happy Wednesday ~

Greetings Crafty Friends,

I’ve got some pretty card ideas to share with you all, I’ve been busy making and creating my “Swap” cards for my team Swap coming up.

Take a looksie and let me know which one is your favorite - I’d love to hear... 

I used the sweet New Stamp Set “Varied Vases” that is coming out in the new catalog June 1st, 2018! I reeeaaalllyyy like it and who doesn’t love to do a wee bit of coloring?

Here’s the 2nd card I created ...

Have a fabulous day ~ 

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Happy Mother’s Day ~

I wish all of you a Happy Mother’s Day and hope your day is special. Mother’s come in all shapes and sizes, some have 4 paws and some quack and fly.

Today is a celebration of all that mom’s do for those around them. Caring and loving unconditionally...


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Ep. 620 ~ *NEW* Stampin' Up! Products & Stampartus COZY!!!

Hi Crafty Friends,
Don't you just love when Buster Brown (UPS) delivers a box of crafty goodness to your door??? I sure do and even better when you get two packages - yippee!
I pre-ordered the "Gotta Have It All Bundle" #149526 from the Share What You Love Suite that everyone and order now just like us demonstrators. It's soooo pretty and the Designer Series Paper is breathtaking.
I love my nifty Stamparatus "Cozy" that I ordered from Kathy's Cozies and I have her information listed below the video if you are watching on my YouTube Channel.

Have a Happy Mother's Day,

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Rooted In Nature Bundle by Stampin' Up!

It's COMING!!! It's COMING!!! 
OMGosh - this is such a beautiful stamp set/bundle! I think this is a Must-Have for any crafters arsenal and is perfect for year round projects. 
Check out the beautiful samples and great tip about embossing the leaves in this delightful video.

Happy crafting!!!

Happy Hugs,

Friday, May 4, 2018

Ep. 619 *FREE* Product from NEW CATALOG! | **FIRE SALE**

Happy Friday Crafty Friends,
OMGosh - I am so excited to be doing this *FIRE* Sale and pass along some fantastic opportunity to get your favorite products that are Retiring AND Get *FREE* Products from our New 2018-2019 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog!!!
See the products that are for Sale and for every dollar that you spend, you will also receive the SAME amount in Credit to be spent in our New Catalog!
Shipping is NOT included in the Sale prices and you will be responsible for paying the shipping and tax on your FREE Product from the New Catalog...
Check out the video below and if you are watching this via my blog post, please make sure you e-mail me at: with your email address where I can send a PayPal invoice .

Happy Shopping and I am super excited for you guys to reap all the wonderful rewards of this amazing promotion! It's a Win-Win!!!


Thursday, May 3, 2018

Pretty, pretty , pretty ~

How lucky am I to have such wonderful friends? I received this beautiful card from my lovely friend Jo.

It made with the GOJUS “Oh So Eclectic” Bundle #145356 (Clear mount) found on Page 133 of our currrnt Annual Idea Book and Catalog. 

So much of Bundle is retiring but the stamp set and dies will stay just sold separately, so get now while you can as a Bundle and save 10%!

Have a happy day,

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Going, Going, Gone...

We are gearing up for the New Stampin’ Up! Catalog to launch on June 1st, 2018 and that means many of your favorite colors will be retiring.

Please - order your favorite colors right away before they are gone, they sell-out quickly and I feel bad for customers that didn’t order them and then cannot get them.

Use the *HOSTESS CODE* ZFWA2EP4  when placing your online order at check-out and with a $40 minimum order you will receive my *FREE Monthly Kit w/Purchase* from me! 

Hurry - don’t delay...


Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Ep. #618 ~ "Share What You Love" Suite Card Share | By Stampin' Up!

Hi there Happy Stampers,
OMGosh - this Suite is absolutely STUNNING! 
Today I am sharing with you all the beautiful cards that I made at my team meeting last weekend using the "Share What You Love" Bundle/Suite that is available starting TODAY May 1st, 2018 for EVERYONE to order!!!
We do a Shoe Box Swap at our meetings and my card for everyone to make is the very last card in this share, I used the Varied Vases that was designed by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator Mary Fish on achieving her Million Dollar Sales.

I hope you enjoyed this fun sampling of the really pretty cards that can be made using the "Share What You Love" Suite.

Happy Hugs,

Limited-Time Bundles: Share What You Love Suite

Are you ready for some fun NEW products from Stampin' Up!?! 
I have been playing and creating using some of the new goodies and I can't wait to share them with you ~
Stampin' Up! has also implimented a special promotion that will allow YOU the customers to order these beautiful sets in May!!! Before the actual launch of the New 2018-2019 Stampin; Up! Catalog which begins on June 1st.
The Designer Series Paper in this Suite is just esquisite! 

Happy Spring,

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Bring on the BLING!!!

Happy Saturday Friends,

I just wanted to share with all of you my sparkly, blingy fantastic nails.

The minute I tried Colo Street Nail Polish Strips I knew I had to be apart of this revolutionary company!

If you didn’t know, I am a Licensed Nail Technician and have been for over 30 years. Before, during and after my career in Radio...

Keeping nail polish on natural nails was always a struggle forever especially for clients that wash their hands as much as I do and clean their homes, laundry etc.

Until now ...

Color Street Nail Strips are 100% Real Nail Polish and are completely safe for natural, acrylic and gel nails. They get removed as you would normally remove your polish with nail polish remover. 

They can be applied anywhere, anytime I applied my first time in the car driving to Milwaukee ( Bob was driving of course, lol).

You can do a manicure in less then 10 minutes, there is NO drytime, no smudging, the  Polish is already dry! You don’t even need a nail file! 

I wish these were around 30 years ago, they are absolutely BRILLIANT!!! No heater or gel overlay, no stickers - none of that nonsense. Just 100% Real Nail Polish and I love them!

Color Street launched 7 months ago and to say I am in on the ground floor is an understatement, I am in in the basement!!!

You can check out the beautiful colors and designs at my online store.

Go to:

Your welcome (lol...)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Beautiful Butterfly ~

Look at how simply stunning this beautiful card is that was made and sent me by my special stampy sister Lisa Lange.

It’s really cool how the butterfly keeps the card closed and when slid through the opening it opens the card to reveal the sentiment - brilliant!!!

Lisa is such a talented artist really and an even kinder person, I am so blessed to call her my friend.

Happy Hugs, 

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Paper Pumpkin April 2018

Here is the complete April 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit project designs and assembly -
I am just crazy about this adorable kit and these would make such lovely Hostess Gifts or Party Favors for your next get-together!

Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Ep. 617 Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin | Summer Sampler!

Greetings Happy Stampers,
Spring is finally here in Chicago and boy am I looking forward to it! I ahd a chance to get in my craft room today and I really wanted to make the adorable projects on my Paper Pumpkin Kit. If you don't know, Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit that comes directly to your front door with everything contained in it to make super cute projects. It costs just $19.95 a month and that's WITH delivery included - yippee!
These sweet box of notecards is just precious and being that we used to live in New Jersey and head to the shore as often as possible, this exclusive stamp set really spoke to me.
I knew I wanted to create a SUmmer Sampler that I can display in my hanging 12 x 12" frame in our family room.
I hope you enjoy today's tutorial, I have a lot of fun creating this...

Happy Spring,

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Happy Sunday!

Hi there Crafty Friends,

I thought I would share this super cute card with all of you that my sweet friend and Upline Janice created - don’t you just love the sparkly candles? I sure do...

On another note, I wanted to let you all know that I will not be posting on my blog or uploading any new YouTube videos for the next week or two.

I am having surgery Monday morning 4/23 and will be in the hospital probably until Friday. Once I am back in my feet I will get back to making videos and blogging.

Thanks for understanding my upcoming brief abscense ~


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Ep. 616 ~ Father's Day Card | Make Your Own Background!

Hi there Happy Stampers,
I've got a quick way to add some fun to your background paper and stamped images in this video! Father's Day is quickly approaching so I am getting projects ready in plently of time. I hope this gives you some ideas and you give this idea a try yourself ~
Here are the card measurements:
Card Base: 4 -1/4" x 5 - 1/2"
Dapper Denim Layer: 4" x 5-1/4"
White Mat (Stripe): 3-3/4" x 5"
Circle Scallop: 2-3/4"
Circle: 2-1/4"
Circle: 2"

I hope you have a great rest of your week and thank you for taking the time to watch my videos, I appreciate it and each and every one of you!

Happy Hugs,

Monday, April 16, 2018

Little Piggies!

Happy Monday Crafty Friends,

I am sending out Happy Mail today and I wanted share this adorable card I received in a team swap from my Uber talented friend Cindy Pietrowski! 

This little piggy is SO cute and just makes me happy, one of my must favorite stamp sets.

Have a Happy Week,

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Ep. 615 ~ Stampin' Up! | "Animal Outing" Thanks A Bunch Card!

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Welcome to a New Stamp Set from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog to launch on June 1st, 2108! In this episode I am featuring the uber cute set called "Animal Outing" and I just love the whimsical line art of this precious set.
I discovered after trying many different methods of coloring that alcohol markers aka: Stampin' Blends give the best desired effect, I am anxious to get the complete set a.s.a.p.

I hope you enjoy this sweet card as much as I did creating it, I plan on putting this set to good use!

Happy Hugs,

Friday, April 13, 2018

Lucky's Favourite Utuber (Gale The Happy Stamper) - jennings644

Good morning Happy Stampers,
This little gem popped up in my Facebook Memories Page and I had to share it with all of you! This is my dear friend Fiona and her beautiful pup and warms my heart like no other.
She captured her fur baby watching one of my videos and I love that even the doggies out there wnjoy watching my videos. 
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do...

Happy Furry Hugs,

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Greetings from Milwaukee OnStage!

Hi Everyone,

Well it’s Saturday and I am having such a great time at OnStage with all my crafty friends. 

Stampin’ Up! Founder and former CEO opened the day and was it fun to see and hear Shelli Gardner herself!

I won some new stamp sets from the upcoming catalog as well as played with new product to boot!

Of course we got to have a copy of the new catalog and I can assure it is FANTASTIC and you will not be disappointed ~ 

I hope to have lots of you celebrating our 30th Anniversary in Orlando in November!!!

Happy Crafting,

Friday, April 6, 2018

Made it to Milwaukee OnStage!!!

Hi Everyone,

Well we made it to Milwaukee, Wisconsin for Stampin’ Up! OnStage and I couldn’t be more excited! 

My family on my Mother’s side are from Milwaukee so I have spent a lot of time here and have so many special memories. My scrubby Bob (Scrapbooking Hubby) drive me up here so we are checked into our room which we were lucky enough to have upgraded to a large suite at no extra charge - yippee!

We are heading off to dinner at a fabulous place near my Grandmother’s house right on Lake Michigan.

Here is a picture of my Swap Card that I created, I love this GOJUS Flamingo and cant wait to get my hands on the *New* Catalog that  will debut June 1st! 

I am anxious to be able to Pre-Order some of the products too!

This picture of the huge clock, used to be on the Bradley Building not sure what it’s called now - but this is the largest “Faced” clock (not the largest, that goes to Big Ben In London) this clock has the largest face. Each minute tick mark is over 6 feet tall! Just some fun trivia for you from my childhood.

I’ll share all my swaps when we get back on Sunday, I wish all of you reading this could be here with me and all the demonstrators from all over the Midwest.

Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Ep. 613 ~ Handmade Easter Background Paper | By Stampin' Up!

Greetings Happy Stampers,
Happy Easter, Happy Passover, Happy Everything!!!
I am in my craft room today making a couple Easter cards for my daughter and hubby that I didn't get a chance to make eirlier this week. I knew I wanted to use this Clear Packaging Technique that I use all the time in my bible journaling entries as well on 12 x 12 scrapbook pages. It's super fun to get messy and no two cards or projects will ever be exactly the same!
The "Hold on to Hope" Bundle is parked on my desk where I can quickly grab it because I use it all the time...
Speaking of time, today is the LAST DAY OF SALE-A-BRATION!!! Yep - today March 31st is the final day of recieving FREE PRODUCTS from Stampin' UP! for every $50 order you place via my online store. Plus you will also recieve my adorable "FREE Gift w/Purchase" which is the uber cute Mother's Flair Pizza Box Gift Card Set!

Don't delay all the fun ends tonight at 11:59 pm (CST) and I don't want you to miss out on this once a year event.
Make sure you use the **HOSTESS CODE*** : HZFUYPQY to recive my Free Kit!

Happy Hugs,

Ep. 614 ~ Spring Bouquet | Home Decor Piece!

Hi Everyone,
Happy Spring! You wouldn't know it was spring at all here in the Chicago area, we had a lite dusting of snow last night!
But it's looking like spring IN my house with this pretty silk candle ring that I was asked to review for a company called Silk Plants Direct.
I am so happy with the superior quality of this lovely piece, I know I will continue to enjoy it for many years to come.

Check out all the pretty pieces they have for indoor and outdoor use, I saw many items I would love to have!
Go to:

Happy Hugs,

Sunday, April 1, 2018

Happy Easter ~ 

Happy Easter to one and all who celebrate Jesus’ Resurrection - “He Is Risen!” It’s a time of year that my family and I reflect on God’s only begotten son and all he endured on the cross for us. It’s a time of Good News, hope and love...

I made some really pretty Easter cards got my precious family and I thought I would share the card I made for Elise today. 

I hope today finds you surrounded by those you love and remember how much YOU are loved by our Heavenly Father.

Easter Blessings


Saturday, March 31, 2018

Sale-A-Bration ENDS Today 3/31!!!

Happy Saturday Peeps,

Don’t forget that today marks the end of Sale-A-Bration 2018!!! You have until 11:59 pm (CST) to get your online order in and get your FREE Priducts of your choosing from either of the S-A-B catalogs!

Make sure to use the current *Hostess Code* with your minimum $40 before tax & shipping and you will also recieve for FREE my Mother’s Flair Gift Box Cards Set!!! It’s SO adorable and you could use any stamp set in your collection to finish the project which makes a fabulous gift!

This pretty card uses the breathtaking stamp set “Lovely Lavendar” Stamp Set that you could choose as your FREE item!!! Hurry...

Happy Easter, Happy Passover ~

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Ep. 612 ~ Fun Fold Card w/Beautiful Peacock | By Stampin' Up!

Hi Everyone,
Are you looking for a new fun way to make cards??? Well l ook no further and check out this video featuring the Free Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set called "Beautiful Peacock". All the Free goodies from Sale-A-Bration are coming to an end in 4 DAYS!!! Eeeeeekkkkk! This is just one of the stamp set you can choose for free with a $50 purchase during S-A-B. All the fun comes to an end on March 31st at 11:59 pm (CST). 
Don't wait and get your orders in while you are eligable for free products before March 31st, time is running out. And remember, in addition to the free S-A-B products you will also recieve the adorable Mother's Day "A Mother's Flair" Gift Box Set from me for free!

I hope you give this fun card a try, I know I plan on making many more cards this way just using different stamp sets.

Happy Easter, Happy Spring!

Sunday, March 25, 2018

Ep. 611 ~ Easter Card "Hold on to Hope" | By Stampin' Up!

Happy Sunday Everyone,
I hope you all have had a relaxing weekend and had time to create some paper crafts ~
I was busy yesterday making some BEAUTIFUL  cards for my family using the incredible stamp set "Hold on to Hope".
This is such a gorgeous set and the matching dies make die cutting a breeze, the detail is spectacular! I have many more ideas for using this set in Sympathy cards (which are not my favorite to make) in addition to Birthday cards, Bible Journaling and Home Decor projects. It's so versatile!

I hope you give this bundle a second look and see it for all the possibilities that it holds for making beautiful handmade projects.
Don't forget - SALE-A- BRATION comes to an end March 31st at 11:59pm! Make sure to place your online orders before then to take advantage of receiving your FREE products!!! 
Also, our New Catalog will debut June 1st, 2018 so if you have any favorite In-Colors now would be the time to get them, they sell-out very quickly...

Happy Hugs,

Friday, March 23, 2018

Bible Journaling ~

Greetings Happy Stampers,

We are home from our fantastic family (almost everyone) vacation in Disney World. It’s great to be rested and refreshed still smiling from all the fun we had...

I thought I would get back to work on an previous Illustrated Faith Devotional Kit that I bought on sale awhile ago. 

I hope all of you are looking forward to Easter and can take some time this weekend to relax .

Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Celebrating My Birthday At The Happiest Place In Earth!

Greetings from Disney World in Orlando, Florida Crafty Friends,

We have been having so much fun this week at Disney and Universal Studios - my two most favorite places!

I thought I would share some pictures with all of you ~

My sweet family surprised my during our lunch in Belle’s Castle with a delicious Mickey Birthday cake and a card from Belle herself and the Beast!

I even got to dance with my own handsome Prince - Bob!

These were my Uber cute Birthday Ears and they were just adorable!!!

I truly am the luckiest girl on the planet ~ 🌹

Happy Hugs,

Monday, March 19, 2018

“Hi” from Orlando, Florida!

Greetings Crafty Friends,

My family and I are enjoying ourselves visiting Disney World and Universal Studios in sunny Orlando!

The sunshine and warm weather feel fantastic and I am anxious to spend tomorrow my Birthday in the Magic Kingdom!

No videos this week but I’ll share some fun pictures so you can get to know my sweet family. Unfortunately, our oldest son had to stay home and work - rats!

Have a great week,

Happy Hugs,

Friday, March 16, 2018

Easter Decoration ~ 

Happy Friday Everyone,

I will be heading to Disney World for vacation soon and I am sooooo excited - yippee!

With Easter just around the corner I thought I would share with you one of my adorable Easter decorations that is outside at our front door.

Isn’t it so pretty??? I just love it and as many of you know, decorating for ALL the holidays is one of my most favorite things to do.

I am a home body and enjoy making it comfy, cozy for my family and friends!

Stay tuned for some pictures of The Happy Stamper in the happiest place on earth!!! 

Big Bunny Hugs,