Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Ep. 643 ~ Silly Pumpkin Halloween Treat Box!

OMG you guys!!!
This is the CUTEST project I've seen in quite some time! It came across my Facebook feed this morning and was presented by a lovely women Gloria Plunkett on Splitcoast Stampers and the minute I saw this cutie I immediately ran down to my craft room and started making one.
How stinkin' cute are these?!? 
They hold 4 Fun Size Candy Bars (I am out because I finished of the bag that was supposed to be for craft projects - aaaccckkkk!) but I will grab more on my next Wally World run.
They feature our Clear Acetate Boxes and you will get two of these darling pumpkin treat holders out of one box.
I had a blast creating this cute-pa-tutie and will certainly be making many more ~
Enjoy the video...

Happy Halloween Crafting,

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Boo Too You | Halloween Card ~

Hi Everyone,
I have a fun project and even better idea to share with all your friends and neighbors...
Recently while scrolling through Facebook I saw a post from a nice gal who said she was making cards for people who decorated there homes for Halloween! I thought - GREAT IDEA!!! In our house, I LOVE to decorate for all the holidays and if you head over to my YouTube Channel you can see the video from yesterday is my 2019 Halloween Home Tour. 
Decorating takes a lot of time and effort and I know I want to say thank you to my neighbors that put the effort into making their homes look festive.

I am going to keep these in my car along with a pen so I can leave a quick note at any home that deserves to be thanked for making the neighborhood festive.

Happy Halloween,

New Stampin’ Up! Goodies!!!

Hi 👋 Crafty Friends, 
I just received my first of several Holiday Catalog products and they are amazing! Stampin’ Up! Is really doing some incredible things in the craft industry and they are the FIRST to have Reversable Stamps!!! 

I just did a Facebook LIVE over on The Happy Stamper Page if you’d like to see all the goodies and a demonstration of the Cup Of Christmas Reversable Stamps. 

The holidays will be in full swing before we know it so be good to yourself and get a head start so you can relax and enjoy everything as it was meant to be.

Happy Holiday Crafting,

Monday, October 7, 2019

Ep. 641 ~ 2019 Halloween Decor Home Tour ~

It's that time of year again...
Halloween is right around the corner and that means our house is all decked out in cuteness and spookiness!
If you have been following me for awhile you know I LOVE to decorate for all the holidays and my Home Decor videos are some of my most viewed.
Not only do we decorate the inside but we also do the outside and have a ginourmus spider (eeeeekkkk!) that my husband made years ago that is walking down the side of the house - check it out!
I hope this tour gives you some Halloween decorating inspiration and gets you in the Halloween spirit!

Halloween Hugs,

Episode 47 I am Bustin' a Move on "LIVE" w/Regis & Kelly!

Hi Everyone,
This silly clip showed up today and I thought I would share this and hope you get a giggle out of it as much as we do! I ended up getting invited back two weeks later to the Regis and Kelly Show again and I brought handmade gifts for Regis, Kelly and Gelman - both Kelly and Regis held there gifts up on the air and said thank you, how fun is that?
I have had such a fun and crazy ride, I love this thing called life!

Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Ep. 640 ~ Stampin' Up! Card Share | Holiday Catalog 2019

Hi Crafty Friends,
Today I am sharing all the great cards and projects that we made over the weekend at our Stampin' Up! Team Meeting and Shannon West from the Stampin' Up! Home Office was joining us! I felt ike I knew her already ad she gave each of us a yummy Halloween treat that you will see in this video. 
I am apart of the larger group - "Stampahowlics" Team and our wonderful leader and Upline is Janie Weightman!
It's always so inspiring and tons of fun when we get together to make cards and inspire each other with fresh ideas and super cute products.
If you have ever thought about joining Stampin' Up! either for the discount and ability to get new products before everyone else or are looking to make some extra income, I would LOVE for you to join my team and be connected to the larger Stampahowlics group. No matter where you are in the US - I have a Facebook Team Page, The Happy Stamper Facebook Page, The Happy Stamper Blog, The Happy Stamper YouTube Channel and if you are local to me in Chicago - quarterly Get-Togethers to share ideas. PLUS, you can attend the big group meetings as well and boy they are jam packed and fun.
Let me know if you have any questions, all the links to my online store are here on my blog as well as a "Join My Team" button that will link you to my Stampin' Up! site.
The funnest time of the year is quickly approaching for gift giving and card making, I hope this gives you some clever ideas to show you how simple it is to make handmade goodies.

Have a Happy Day as my mom would say...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Ep. 639 ~ Harvest Hellos | Pumpkin Treat Holder

Hey there Crafty Friends,
Squeeeeeeeee! I have a really cute Halloween or Fall Treat Holder project for you today and it's just adorable!!!
I used the "Harvest Hellos" Stamp Set (again) along with the coordinating punch. Inside is a tasty little Hershey Nugget and they are quick and easy to put together.
Perfect for friends, family, coworkers or all the ladies in my bible study group that I'll be making lots of these for...
When you place an online order via my Stampin' Up! website during this period, please use the *New* Hostess Code and with every $50 order (before tax and shipping) you will recieve a FREE Retired Stamp Set (either gently used or unused) from me! I have lots that I am gifting away during this period as my way of saying "Thank You" for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.
You can find the *Hostess Code* in the upper right hand corner of my blog ~

Have a Happy Crafty Day,

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer

Eeeeeeeekkkkk!!! Just released - Stampin' Up!'s NEW Paper Trimmer is COMING!!!
I believe that my current (now retired) Paper Trimmer is hands down the BEST on the market and I am certain many of you would agree...
Well the wait is almost over and this NEW Updated Version looks even better!
I am sooooo excited for this to be available for purchase and the much anticipated wait is almost over...

Happy Crafting,

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Ep. #638 ~ "Wicked" Good Treat | Pillow Box

Hey there Crafty Friends,
Have you seen our *New* Kraft Pillow Boxes in the Holiday 2019 Catalog? Well if you haven't you need to check today's cute, quick and simple project using them to hold a tasty treat!
I used the Stamp Set found on Page 55 called "Wonderfully Wicked" #150547 and also the "Wicked Dies" #150725 found on the same page...
Come along and see how simple this project is to make and even more fun to wow your friends ~
P.S. Please note I have a New Hostess Code for this period its: T6FEYYH7 which will run from 9/20 -10/20/19

Happy Crafting,

Friday, September 20, 2019

Ep. #637 ~ *New* 2019 Fall Home Tour

Happy Fall Everyone,
I have a different type of video for you today - it's a updated Fall Home Tour! 
Seeing as how I have gotten a few more pretty new decorations I thought I would share them with you.
Most of the fall pieces I found at my local county fair/flea market and the outdoor mums in the large pots came from Costco.
The three tiered tray on the island in my kitchen came from Hobby Lobby and did most of the little bits and bobs on it.
I hope you enjoy this video and it goves you some decorating ideas to use around your home!


Happy Fall,

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Scrapbooking Frenzy!

Greetings one and all ~ 
I am on a mission to make a significant dent in all the photos piling up in my craft room!
Here are some  layouts I accomplished and in all I got 12 pages done in one sitting. 

I am thrilled to be getting 2016 almost in my rear view... 

It’s so fun to look back on all the good times.

That’s my style folks, clean and simple - I am all about getting photos scrapped and albums completed. 

Stay Crafty,

Ep. #636 ~ Boo To You | Halloween Treat Purse

Happy Hump - Day Crafty Peeps,
I created this uber cute little Halloween Treat Purse yesterday using our Clear Tiny Treat Boxes and the cutest stamp set "Boo To You" all from Stampin' Up! 
Check out this video to see how I put all the cuteness together and give them a try yourself ~

Happy Fall Crafting,

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Fall Pumpkin Chex Mix Recipe!

 Here’s my recipe for the treat bags I made in my current video. It’s super yummy 😋 so give it a try, it’s a fun twist and really festive!


Ep. #635 ~ Chex Fall Mix | Thank You Gift | Treat Topper

Greetings Crafty Friends,
Happy Sunday, Happy Fall...
Today I have super quick and easy treat bag using our 3' x 6" Gusseted Clear Cello Bags found in our Annual Idea Book and Catalog 2019. 
I know you all have seen me using this arling "Harvest Hello" Bundle several times but I think it's just so darn cute!

I posted in an earlier post today my Fall Pumpkin Chex Mix Recipe and it's SOOOO good - Major yummy-o!!!
Be sure you scroll down to find the recipe and give a try yourself, I bet you and your family will like as much as mine.

Happy Fall,

Happy Fall - *Crunch!*

Happy Saturday Crafty Friends -
I wanted to share my latest project I made for all the staff at my Physical Therapy Office as “Thank You” gifts.

The "Thank You" sentiment came form the "Do What You Love" stamp Set, it's such a perfect script!

I don't know why my pictures get turned on their side when I post them from my phone - aaccckkkk! I will try to fix it

I used the stamp set - “Harvest Hello’s” along with the matching punch. You can find the bundle in the new Holiday Catalog 2019.
I also used our 3 x 6” cello treat bags and filled them with my homemade Fall Pumpkin Chex Mix - yummy! 
My apologies for two of the pictures being sideways, I will try to correct that if I can figure out how to do that ~

Happy Fall,

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Ep. #634 Fall Mini-Sampler | Home Decor

Hi Everyone,
 Good morning friends - I was creating yesterday and playing with the darling *New* Stamp Set - Harvest Hello and the matching Apple Punch and came up with this cute Fall Mini Sampler!
It's so festive and would be perfect on a work desk, fireplace mantel for anylittle vignette. 
I picked the frame at my local Dollar Tree and had such a fun morning putting this together...

I hope you give this fun project a try and if you do make sure to share a picture of your Sampler over on my The Happy Stamper Facebook page so we can all see it!

Big Hugs,

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Ep. #633~ Holiday Caatalog 2019 Haul

Hi there Crafty Friends,
I am so excited to share with you all the fabulous new goodies from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2019!!!
There is sooooo much cuteness, my Wish-List is a mile long - lol...
Tomorrow is the long awaited day where everyone can order and you can see what all the hoopla is about.
I am anxious to get started making super cute fall and Halloween projects and then Thanksgiving of course ~
Let me know if you have any questions and if you place an order through my website, please use the current *** Hostess Code: JTWMDFX7 *** (Valid 8/12 - 9/12/2019) and I will be sending you a surprise Thank You gift!

Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Ep #633 ~ Happy Tails | Dog Sympathy Card

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Today I am using the super cute stamp set Happy Tails to create a Sympathy Card for a dear friend who recently lost her precious dog... It's so heartbreaking to lose our furry family members and I hope she knows how sorry I am for her and her family .
This stamp set has a matching punch which makes this card come together really quickly and easily! 
I've got a fun idea for a home decor project using this set so I will be sharing in the near future, keep your eye out for that video.
Also - if you haven't joined yet, make sure you "Like" and "Follow" The Happy Stamper on Facebook and join in on the Facebook Live's that I do and I demonstrate different projects from the one's I share on my YouTube Channel. It's lots of fun and everyone is super friendly, last week two of the ladies discovered they were both from Texas and are planning on getting together for a crafting day - I love that!!!


Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Cuckoo for You Bundle

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Have you seen this adorable Cuckoo Clock Stamp Set and Die Bundle? OMGoodness it is sooooo precious, I just can't wait to get my hands on it and start creating! The flapping door is the icing on the cake so to speak - uber cute!!!
Check out this quick video and see the magic come to life ~
You can purchase your very own Bundle at my Stampin ' Up! online store and begin making tons of darling cards and home decor projects in plenty of time for all the upcoming hollidays.


Happy Stamping,

Friday, August 9, 2019

Personalized Gift 🎁 Set ~

Happy Fri-YAY Crafty Friends,
It’s the weekend - yippee!!! I have had our youngest son’s best friend from New Jersey visiting with us this week so my house has been rambunctious! The boys have been having a great time hanging out together ...
They both are flying back to New Jersey tomorrow morning so Zack can spend a week out there with Brandon and visit all his old friends.
That being said, I made a cute Gift Set for Brandon’s sweet mother as a Hostess Gift and heartfelt thank you for having him. 

His mom Lisa has her own candy business and makes the BEST handmade toffee on the planet!She runs this from home in addition to working full time as a Pharmacutical Rep. I thought it would make her desk pretty when she is working hard to take all those orders.



I used some retired Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper and gold doilies. This is a cute mini notepad holder and pen set.


I personalized a inexpensive hardcover notebook and made a matching clippie with some retiredribbon as well and it matched the ribbon on the notebook 📓!

Lastly I made a matching Thank You Card using the same DSP, ribbon and doilie...
I hope she likes this set and it makes her time spent working at her desk a little happier.

Have a relaxing weekend,

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Cute Card Ideas ~

Hi there Crafty Friends,
I got to spend some time creating fantastic cards with my stampy sisters last weekend and what a great time we had! 
Here are some pictures of just a few of the cards we made ...
Cuteness overload!
Peacock 🦚 perfection!
Picture Perfect! 

You can find all the products to recreate these beauties at my Stampin’ Up online store - Go to:

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Happy 😃 Sunday ~

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Well this week has flown by and we spent yesterday out on our boat with sweet friends and had a GREAT time together.
Today I am staying cool by creating in my craft room and I am doing some bible journaling entries. I am working through the Illustrated Faith Minthly Devotional Kit Simmer Revival Camp 2019. These are such wonderful kits and the content is so perfect ~ 

Aren’t the illustrations just adorable? 
I wanted to jazz up my tab clippie so I used the fabric that was wrapped around the packaging the kit came in. To take it up a notch I stamped little airplanes ✈️ using the stamp set and I love how it turned out... 

Here’s how it looks at the top of my page 

Well I hope you are staying cool 😎 it’s blisteringhot here in Chicago. I’ll have a new video for youthis coming week so keep your eye out for that here and over on my YouTube Channel. 

Cool Hugs,

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Bible Journaling Bag & Entry ~

Greetings Crafty Friends,
We were camping earlier this week in the Wisconsin Dells and of course I packed my bible journaling bag.
However, my bag isn’t as cute and organized as some of the YouTubers I’ve seen ...
Oh well, it’s my journey and my time with God.
Perhaps I could have packed a little less ~
Aside from my hot mess of a bag I did enjoy starting the new Illustrated Faith New Testament Revival Camp Kit. 
Here’s my entry and I am anxious to continue diving in to all the great content ...
Have a great weekend and stay cool in this extreme heat, good time to stay indoors and create some bible entries!

Happy Hugs, 

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Greetings From The Wisconsin Dells!

Hi there Everyone,
We are vacationing in the beautiful Wisconsin Dells so I am not in my craft room right now but on our pontoon instead! 
If you have never been to The Dells I hope you can visit sometime and appreciate all the incredible beauty. It’s so rich in Native American history as well ...
We have been coming here for years and I have many fond memories from my childhood as well.
There is nothing better for me than turning off all the electronics, getting out in nature and relaxing on the water with my family - I love it!
Bring on the bonfires and s’mores - this momma is in her happy place!
I’ll be back in a few days with a new video for you ~ 
Happy Hugs,

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Ep #632 ~ Dashing Deer | Christmas in July

Ho! Ho! Ho! Crafty Friends,
I am celebrating Christmas in July and focusing on a beautiful Christmas card using the Dashing Deer Stamp Set and Dies!
This is SUCH a gorgeous stamp set, I plan on making making more cards and other projects like home decor with it...
Add in sparkling gold glimmer paper and rich gold foil card stock and you have the makings of an elegant card.
I hope you find this video helpful and get a head start on your own Christmas cards, it will be here before we know it.
You will find below this video a list of all the supplies I used along with the item number so you can easily find them in the catalog or on my online store.

Supplies Used:
 * Dashing Deer Stamp Set # 151362
* Detailed Deer Die #147915
* Gold Foil Sheets #132622
* Gold Glimmer Paper #146958
* Whisper White Thick Cardstock #140272
* Whisper White Cardstock #100730 (for the embossed background)
* Woodland Embossing Folder #139673
* Paper Snips #103579
* Bone Folder #102300
* Versamark Ink Pad #102283
*Stampin' Emboss Powder #109129
* Embossing Buddt #103083
*Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755

Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Happy 😃 Mail Arrived ~

How blessed am I to have received this wonderful package of Happy Mail from my sweet, thoughtful friend and Stampin’ Up! Upline Janice Weightman?!? 
The card is gorgeous and the Designer Series Paper (DSP) does all the work for you! It looks like it’s been hand embossed but it doesn’t require a heat tool or any effort - wowza!

The fringe earrings are SO on-trend and I can’t wait to wear them.
If you have ever thought about joining Stamping’ Up! now is the perfect time ~ 
Order your Starter Kit for just $99 and choose $125 in products of your choice! 
Whether you want to make an income or get the discount and all the Demostrator perks, it’s a wonderful company to be apart of and I would love for you to join my Stampin’ Up! Family. 
Let me know if you have any questions ~ 
Happy Crafting, 

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Ep #632 ~ Dandelion Wishes

Hi there Crafty Friends,
I am so happy and wanted to let you guys know I am officially reactivated with Stampin' Up! and my online store is open for business again - yippee!
Feel free to purchase any products you may like using the link to my store and if you place a $50 order (before tax and shipping) you will receive a *FREE* Gift With Purchase from me as a Thank You ~
You must use the Hostess Code: THQW7RVR for the period of 7/9 -8/9/2019.
The Dandedlion Wishes stamp set is super pretty and I have been anxious to bust it out and use it and today was the day...
I hope this video gives you some ideas ~ Enjoy ~

Happy Hugs,

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Scrapbooking Sunday!

Hi there Crafty Friends,
I hope you all had a fabulous 4th of July weekend ... I am in my happy place getting more scrapbook pages done and working towards getting caught up!
I am using the “Meow” kit from Echopark which makes the process go so quickly.
Are any of you guys up to date on your albums? I used to be when we lived in New Jersey but have fallen off the track since moving to Chicago.
Well I have been making time to get pages done and that’s what it takes -
I hope these layouts give you some inspiration and I’d love to see what you guys are working on. 
Post your pictures over on my public page - TheHappy Stamper on Facebook! 🥰

Saturday, July 6, 2019

Ep #631 ~ 4th Of July Home Tour! | 2019

Hi there Everyone,
Welcome to our home, I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July...
I was finally able to get this 4th Of July Home Tour video uploaded, I had been trying for 36 hours and after working out some kinks on my computer, it finally went up - thank you Jesus!
If you have been a friend and follower here on my channel, you know that in addition to paper crafting I am passionate about home decor and decorating especially for all the holidays.
So without further ado - here is my 4th Of July Home Tour, I hope you enjoy it and maybe find some inspiration ~

Happy 4th,

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy 4th of July!

What a great country we live in ~ many thanks toall those brave men and women who have served and are serving to protect of lives and liberty! 
Part of our 4th of July celebration revolves around food and I whipped up a batch of this yummy 4th of July Chex Party Mix. It’s soooooo good!
It’s super quick, easy to make and tastes amazing! 
Here’s the recipe if you want to give it a try -
I hope those of you who celebrate have a safe and Happy 4th Of July!

Saturday, June 29, 2019

Ep #630 ~ *NEW* 2019 Catalog | Card Share

Hi Everyone,
Happy 4th of July Weekend! Gosh, can you believe it's been 6 months since I posted a video for all of you? I've had a long recovery but am getting back to paper crafting and doing what I love ~
I should have my Stampin' Up! website back up and running in the next week or so and you will be able to see all the new projects there online. I have been on a Medical Leave of Absence so I have to get everything back up and running. 
Last weekend I was able to join all my stamping friends at our team Stamp Camp and boy was it wonderful to see everyone an create some beautiful cards.
You can see all the fabulous cards here and let me know which card and/or stamp set is your favorite!

Thanks for stopping by and make sure if you aren't already a Subscriber to my YouTube Channel as well as my blog to well... Subscribe!
Have a festive and safe 4th of July and I will be back soon with another video for you ~

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

*New* Catalog is Available for Ordering!

Greetings Crafty Friends,

I know it’s been awhile since you’ve heard from me but I am healing well with Physical Therapy ongoing until the end of July.

Our Stampin’ Up! *New* 2019 Catalog has launched and ordering is available for everyone - yippee!

My plan is to reactivate my status (S/Up! allowed me to take a medical leave) next week and with that my online store/website should be reinstated and usable for placing your online orders.

I am compiling my own order right now and there are so many amazing new products - 

My target to be back up and running again is next Friday June 14th, 2019 so start making your Wish-Lists!

You can view all the goodness at the Stampin’ Up! Company website at:

I will have a New Hostess Code as well and a *Free* Monthly Kit for all of you that place a minimum $50 order before tax and shipping.

Thanks so much for all of your patience as I have recovered from my Open Heart Surgery, I am so excited to get back to doing - paper crafting!!!

Happy Hugs,

Friday, March 1, 2019

Bible Journaling~

Greetings Crafty Friends,
I know its been 8 weeks since my last post but I am happy to share that I am recovering well and just finished my 2nd week of Cardiac Rehab.
As soon as I got home today I wanted to create in my craft room and I have been working through the Illustrated Faith “Mark Maker” Devotional and I really am enjoying it!
I thought I would share my entry today and see if there are any other bible journaler’s out there? Let me know in the comment section below if you are I would love to share entries... 

Have a relaxing weekend and I will hopefully post a YouTube video sometime this weekend as well.
Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

2019 Spring/Summer Catalogue by Stampin' Up

I am so excited about all the fun new goodies!!! Stampin' Up! always stays on trend and current with the release of a Spring/Summer Mini Catalog and it is sure to be a big hit.
Here are just a few samples of what is to come and I can't wait to get my hands on some of them.
You can visit my online store:

Happy 2019!!!