My Story


I became interested in Stampin’ Up! initially because I wanted to create a scrapbook for my daughter's cheer season.  My sister invited me to a party, and then we joined a club together.  When I hosted a workshop for my friends, they wanted to start our own club with me as the demonstrator.  Who can say "no" to that?!?.  I love making cards for every occasion, creating handcrafted gifts, scrapbooking, and basically stamping anything that stays still long enough.  I enjoy having all the new friends I've made by being a Demonstrator and of course getting all my stuff at a discount or free.  I have 3 monthly clubs now, do in-home workshops, and have one monthly Sunday class at my house.  I love being creative and seeing what creative things SU! has come up with as well, and every year I can't wait to attend great SU! events and incentive is good.

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DEC 31, 2009  Mini Catalog & SAB Brochure Delay
- The mailing of the catalogs was delayed.  Regular customers should get their SAB Brochure by January 8th and their Occasions Mini by January 15th at the latest.

DEC 30, 2009  My Digital Studio Software Update - If you haven't already noticed or checked, there is an update for your MDS software.  In your software, find the link in the top menu area for checking and downloading the software update.  When finished your version should read  The update includes some fixes and enhancements to make it even easier to use.

DEC 29, 2009  Occasions Mini Catalog & Sale-A-Bration Brochure - If you're a regular customer of mine, check your mailbox for the new mini catalog and SAB Brochure I mailed to you.  They should arrive this week and are effective Tuesday, January 5th.

DEC 09, 2009  New Promotion "12 Days of Holiday Sales" - Check back on the 11th for details on this new promotion that runs from December 11th through December 22nd.  I can't wait to find out what it is???

SEP 25, 2009  My Digital Studio - The wait is over!!!  This exciting software is available to customers starting October 1, 2009.  It is the ultimate digital paper crafting solution!  You can make multi-media projects, photo albums, calendars, and cards with user friendly sidebars, icons, and designer templates ready to go.  Click your way to beautiful Christmas gifts professionally printed through Stampin' Up's print vendor this Christmas.  I am currently getting certified on using this software and can help you if you have any questions once you start playing with it.

JULY 29, 2009  Holiday Mini Catalog - The new Holiday Mini is coming soon (effective 9/1/09).  You won't believe the fabulous new items in it!  If you've ordered from me recently, a copy will be coming straight to your mailbox sometime next month.  {Contact me now to book a workshop to make great Fall projects using some of these brand new items}

MAY 25, 2009  SU! on You Tube - Check out the new SU! You Tube channel. SU! will be adding videos here, so you might want to subscribe to it.

 MAY 12, 2009  New Big Shot Die - There will be a new SU! Bigz XL die called Fancy Favor in the upcoming catalog on July 1, 2009.  This is a great looking box that would work well for wedding favors or any party or small gift.  It is featured in Creating Keepsakes magazine in their June issue.

MAY 11, 2009  Jumble Alphabet
  - I have a mounting guide to mounting this set properly.  It's a big set with lots of blocks to figure out.  Just ask me to give you a copy of the mounting guide to make it easier.

 MAR 24, 2009  Big Shot News - The doctor's bag and starter kit with doctor's bag are now available again.  There was some quality issues making the bag not up to SU! standards which made it unavailable for a while, but the bags are now back.  I got one when they first came out before the issue and I love mine.  It holds the Big Shot and lots of dies and accessories!

 FEB 21, 2009  Catalog News - SU! will return to an annual Idea Book & Catalog starting July 2009.  We will also return to 4 quarterly mini catalogs + the SAB mini.  The quarterly minis will have a small selection of new hostess sets in each one which is new.  The Decor Elements brochures will still be separate and issued semi-annually.  My clubs will continue to follow a six month format and be Jan-Jun & Jul-Dec with 6 spots available in each club.

 JAN 21, 2009  Stamper's Clubs & Parties - My Friday club is full, but there is still an opening in the Tuesday club.  Come as a guest and try it out.  If a monthly club isn't for you, then have a party with your me to check my calendar.  As the hostess, you will earn hostess benefits plus a gift from me!

 JAN 20, 2009  Catalog Sampler Update - The catalog samplers didn't mail out until the 15th, so you should receive your sampler this week if you are on my mailing list.  If you don't get one and would like one, let me know and I'll mail you one or you can stop by and get a sampler and a full size catalog while you're here.

 JAN 18, 2009  Website & Online Ordering Down Temporarily - My website & online ordering will be down Monday morning from 7am to noon (MT) for the change over to the new catalog and website enhancements.  Sorry for any inconvenience.

JAN 12, 2009  More Catalog News - I just learned that all stamp sets carried over into the new catalog will be die cut even if they weren’t before.  There will be a small price adjustment I believe, but well worth it to pop out, stick on, and get stampin’.

JAN 10, 2009  New Products Coming! - At the recent Leadership Conference, SU! announced some exciting new products on the horizon.  These include digital scrapbooking software called "My Digital Studio", expansion of the Big Shot products with new dies including textured plates for dry embossing, and custom decor elements with your name or phrase and color choice.  Look for the Big Shot items first in the new catalog this month.

JAN 07, 2009  Love You Much Bundle Backorder - This bundle has been so popular that it is already on back order.  Products should be ready to ship next week though.  If you have tried to order online and received an unavailable message, this is the reason.  You can either try again next week or I can order it for you.  I can bypass the backorder issue and put you in line for when they come in.

JAN 07, 2009  New Catalog Sampler Mailed - If you’re on my mailing list, be watching your mailbox for your 2009 Spring-Summer Catalog Sampler brochure.  If they’re like last year’s, they will have specials listed on the back cover that relate to the products in the sampler, so hang on to it.  They were mailed out on the 5th.  If you’re not on my mailing list or don’t get one, let me know and I’ll send you one.

DEC 29, 2008  Happy New Year - There’s lots to look forward to in January with the retired accessory list on the 5th and the new catalog on the 19th. I can’t wait to see my copy and all the new stuff!  I’m already excited by the small preview we’ve seen. I’ll definitely be stalking the mailbox in a couple of weeks.

DEC 28, 2008  Holiday Fun - I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday.  Our family got a Wii and we’ve been playing the Wii Sports Tennis and Bowling games all weekend.  I still want the Wii fit, but I will have to find it first.  I enjoyed making handmade gifts and cards for everyone this year.  I’ll also spend some time making more gift tags for next year so they’re ready to go when I get out my wrapping paper.

DEC 08, 2008  Online By Christmas - Time is running out to order online for Christmas gifts.  If you want to order gifts (or have your family & friends order gifts for you) from my website, they need to be placed by December 15th to arrive before Christmas.

DEC 08, 2008  Video Projects - In case you haven’t noticed, Stampin’ Up! now occassionally adds videos of projects on my projects page.  Check them out if you haven’t watched one.  They showcase a variety of products, tips and techniques...and they’re fun to watch.

DEC 05, 2008  Stamp Clubs Update - The Friday stamp club is full at this time, but there are three spots available in the Tuesday night club.  One of my ladies has asked to switch nights.

NOV 12, 2008  Promotion Dates - In November and December, the monthly promotions will start on the 10th of the month due to SU!’s system upgrade taking place.  Be sure to check promotions on or after the 10th to see what’s new.

OCT 21, 2008  Stamp Clubs Update - My Friday club has only one spot, and the Tuesday club has two spots.  If you want to be our club hostess in December or January, join now or book a party of your own.  Email me to be a guest in November to try it out...we have a lot of fun!

OCT 10, 2008  50/50 Chart Winners - The grand prize of $50 in free merchandise goes to Tanya.  Lisa won the DSP and the standard wheel.  Congratulations Tanya & Lisa!!!

OCT 05, 2008  50/50 Chart - My Fall 2008 50/50 chart is full!  The drawing will be this Friday and I’ll list the winners here and in my next newsletter.  The next chart starts in August 2009.  Good Luck to everyone on the chart!

SEP 18, 2008  Clubs & SAS - I only have 2 spots left in each Stamper’s Club so don’t miss the October dates if you want to try it out and sign up.  Also, the Christmas card stamp-a-stack class on October 5th has only 3 spots left.  E-mail me if you want one of the last spots before they’re gone.

SEP 18, 2008  Holiday Mini Catalog - Watch your mailbox for the new mini.  It has been mailed out and should arrive in a few days.  I have extras in case you weren’t on my mailing list in time, didn’t receive your copy, or need one for a friend.  These mini’s showcase holiday project ideas, kits, the big shot & accessories, and great new products.  Also, it’s effective through January 18, 2009.

SEP 09, 2008  Online Ordering is Here! - Shop 24/7 from the comfort of home.  Click the new ’Shop Now’ button under my contact info on my website.  You can see sample projects for all the items as you shop and you earn hostess benefits just like hosting a workshop except for online ordering they are called Stampin’ Rewards.  Have fun shoppin’!

AUG 11, 2008  New Celebrando Creatividad Catalog - SU! has always had some Spanish language stamps offered in their catalog, but now there is a 47 page catalog entirely in Spanish.  I currently only have one sample copy, but I can order some if you are interested in getting a copy of this idea book and catalog.  Better yet, have a party!

AUG 05, 2008  Join Stamper’s Club - Now is the time to join my Stamper’s Club for the new catalog.  I have limited spots available for my monthly clubs (2nd Friday Club or 3rd Tuesday Club).  They meet from 7pm to 9:30pm and we make 3 great projects.  Don’t miss out.  You can attend as a guest and pick up a free new catalog this month.  Go to my Events page to check for dates.

AUG 02, 2008  Decor Elements Phase 2 - Also at convention, SU! announced new designs and colors of Decor Elements.  There are more flowers, sailboats, phrases, Halloween & Christmas images and many more to come!  Customers can begin ordering the phase 2 images on October 1st.

AUG 02, 2008  Partnership with Sizzix Announcement - At convention, SU! announced their partnership with Sizzix.  The new SU! Big Shot machine and exclusive dies will be available on September 2nd.  There will also be a kit bundled with everything you need to get started die cutting more than 50 materials (card stock, designer series paper, chipboard, vinyl, fabric, leather, metal, ...) to use in home decor, scrapbooking, card making, and more.  Look for more info coming soon.

 JUL 28, 2008  Catalog Sampler - Watch your mailbox for the catalog sampler.  Your copy will be mailed to you on August 8th.

JUL 28, 2008  On-Line Ordering - Coming this Fall my website will be updated to allow you to order your creative supplies and stamp sets through SU! on-line 24/7.  This is a great advantage for you and very helpful for when there are deadlines for promotions, mini catalogs, or retiring products.  I’ll let you know when it is up and running.

JUL 12, 2009  50/50 Chart Winners - The drawing was last night at my open house, and the winners are:  Linda U. - $50 in free merchandise, Lori T. - free package of Designer Series Paper, Linda C. - free standard wheel.  Congratulations to my winners!

JUL 01, 2008  Hodgepodge Hardware - 25% off while supplies last.  Aged Copper, Antique Brass, and Pewter are retiring.  They were $27.95, but now each set is only $20.96.

JUL 01, 2008  Die Cut Stamps - SU! has announced that all new stamps in the Fall Winter Idea Book and Catalog will be die-cut!  Stamps on the dormant list and carried over from the current catalog will still need trimming.  There will be a "die cut" icon used in the new catalog to identify die cut stamp sets.

JUL 01, 2008  My 50/50 Chart - The first 50 square chart is full, and names will be drawn at my open house on July 11th.  Never fear, I have already started another one and it has the first square taken.

JUN 23, 2008  Décor Elements™ - Stampin’ Up! is adding a new product to the Definitely Decorative® product line by introducing wall graphics, expressions, and lettering that match or coordinate with some of your favorite stamp sets.  The new product, Décor Elements™, will be available July 1, 2008.   These vinyl wall products are removable and make customizing your personal space easy, cost effective and flexible.  I have some brochures, and there will be more about them in my July newsletter.

MAY 23, 2008  Retirement Lists - SU! announced that the stamp set list will be released on June 15th and the accessories list will be released on July 21st.

MAY 17, 2008  Stamper’s Club - Please note that Stamper’s Club has been moved to Thursday this month.  See you Thursday!!!

MAY 10, 2008  Video Added - Check out the newly added video about becoming a demonstrator on my website...just click "Join Stampin’ Up!" above to view.

MAY 01, 2008  My 50/50 Chart - Only 15 squares left before I draw for the prizes.  Every time you spend $50, you earn a square on the chart.  If you’re not on the chart, time is running out to get into the first drawing.  *click on My Special Offers above for details*

APR 30, 2008  Gift Certificates - Anytime you need a gift certificate for a crafty friend or family member, let me know.  I provide beautiful SU! gift certificates with gold hand stamped images to add that touch of elegance.  I can do any amount, just let me know.

APR 29, 2008  Mini Extended - SU! is extending the expiration date of the Occasions Mini catalog.  You can now order from the mini through June 30, 2008!

APR 01, 2008  Credit Cards - SU! is now accepting credit cards directly on your customer order form.  I have been accepting credit cards, but now SU! will be paying the fees.  This is just another reason I love being a SU! demonstrator...they are constantly enhancing their products, training, promotions, and support.

FEB 20, 2008  Occasions Mini Catalog - Watch your mailbox.  This brightly colored new mini should arrive this week for everyone on my mailing list.  Don’t miss out...from now until March 17th you can call me to order $50 from this mini or the regular catalog and earn one of the SAB sets free!

FEB 19, 2008  Stamper’s Club - Welcome to our newest member, Linda C., who was a guest tonight.  She will be our July hostess which fills the last spot in my current stamper’s club.

FEB 16, 2008  Extra Freebies - SU! has announced that if you host a $350 party between March 18th and April 30th, you will earn an extra $25 in free merchandise in addition to your normal hostess benefits!  If you’re interested in hosting a party, let me know soon so I can get you on my calendar.

FEB 09, 2008  Accents & Elements Tins - SU! has decided to offer these as a catalog write in.  This means they are available for purchase even though not pictured separately in the catty.  The item number is 112410, and they are $9.95 for 3 tins.  See the tin on page 177 of the catalog and the decorated tin in my projects.  They are fun to decorate and use as gift card holders or put small hand made cards in.

JAN 29, 2008  Stamper’s Club - Welcome to our newest member, Becky, who was a guest in January.  She will be our June hostess.  Also, SU! has added an extra catalog month (July) we still could add a 7th member if someone else wants to join; otherwise we will draw for the hostess benefits in July.  The Fall Winter 2008 catalog will not be released until August.

JAN 28, 2008  SAB - If you’re on my mailing list, watch your mailbox this coming week for your Sale-A-Bration brochure!!!  Brochures were mailed out today.

JAN 17, 2008  Stamper’s Club - I still have one spot left in my Stamper’s Club. If you’re interested, please come to a club night and check it out. We have fun making 2-3 make & takes, learning new techniques, and rotating hostess months. It’s only a $25 order monthly on club night. E-mail me if you want to come as a guest.

JAN 08, 2008  Welcome to my newly designed website!!!  I’m really excited about the new catalog.  My wishlist is growing...I have to get the Lovely Letters alphabet (love it!), and I can’t wait to get the Berry Bliss, Olive Press, & Azure paper (not to mention the One of a Kind stamp set with the matching punch).  Oh, by the way, the price of the 48 marker set went down $7 to $125.95.  If this is on your wishlist, Sale-A-Bration (FEB 1 - MAR 17) would be a great time to order it as a hostess qualifying order (you would earn 4 free stamp sets & $15 in free merchandise - WOW!)