You Can Order Your Stamparatus Now!

Are you saying, “Stamps-a-what-tus”?  That’s Stamparatus. It’s a great new tool that Stampin’ Up! will have available in a few months. It’s a stamp placement tool that will revolutionize the way you stamp.

Stamparatus, Stampin' Up!,

Here’s What Stampin’ Up has to say about Stamparatus:

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Stamparatus Product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD

Here’s the tool in action!

it is expected that it will be VERY popular and so you can pre-order right now!

Yes, you can pre-order right now.. You will reserve a tool but your credit card will not be charged until it ships.

From December 5 – 30 , go to and click the large Stamparatus Reserve Now banner ad. This will take you to the reservation application where you will be able to reserve your Stamparatus. Please note: In order to access the reservation app, you must be logged in to your customer online store account.

While you are ordering, be sure to check out the Clearance Rack and the Holiday Specials.




It’s a Sale! It’s A Sale!

12-01-2017_header_yearendsale_naYes, as promised, there is a Stampin’ Up Sale going on! Soooo many good things.

Here’s a look at the items and prices. Many of these items are in limited supply and will not be returning, so don’t delay.  Items are available only while supplies last.


Please call (302.945.1370) or email me ([email protected])  if you’d like me to place your order. If you order on line please use this month’s host code 6XX34VGW so that you can qualify for a drawing at the end of December.






Be Merry Rosettes Kit – 32 Ways!

Don’t you love Stampin’ Up! Kits? I especially love the Be Merry Rosettes Kit from the current Holiday catalog. There are materials to make 12 rosette ornaments in the kit. The kit includes everything. Let me repeat that . EVERYTHING is included. Oh, sorry. You need hot glue. (Who doesn’t own at least one hot glue tool?)  But otherwise, the kit includes everything. Here’s a picture of my finished products.

Be Merry Kit, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Be Merry Kit:

As usual, I didn’t exactly follow all of the directions. They have candy canes with red tulle and trees with green tulle. I tried to mix things up a bit. I discovered that there are actually 32 ways to combine all the parts and have a different outcome each time. (My husband is a mathematician and I appreciate things mathematical.) How to get to 32 combinations at the bottom of this post.

Here’s a close up of some of my rosette. I experimented with putting the tulle close to the center. I like it further out a bit better.

Be Merry Kit, Stampin' Up!,


It’s not too early to think about getting together with some friends and making these. They would be great as package decorations, little gifts or ornaments for your tree or home.

Hope you are having a splendid day. If all goes well, we return tonight!


How to get 32 different rosettes

  • tulle, 2 colors
  • rosettes, 2 different patterns
  • center pieces (tree or candy cane)
  • red ribbon or green
  • 2 colors of greeting.

2 x 2 x 2 x 2 x 2 = 32.


Heartfelt Sympathy and a New Technique?

Fortunately, I guess, I don’t need a sympathy card at the moment. I decided to make some cards ahead of the need. Not always that organized. I love the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set. The font is so different. I decided to try something I THOUGHT I had read about, using  drops of ink and Wink of Stella. After I did the cards, and loved the look, I found out I hadn’t read very carefully and it was about Watercolor Pencils and Wink of Stella. Sounds interesting, I will try it. In the meantime, I might have invented a new technique! Do you like the look behind the dragonflies?

Sympathy, Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set, Wink of Stella, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits

My inspiration for this card started with this week’s Global Design Project Challenge. This time the challenge was to CASE the Designer. If you saw my blog post a few days ago, you know all about CASEing. Here’s a link to that post and the video tutorial. You will also want to look at the Global Design Challenge and see how others have interpreted this CASE. Click on the photo to go to that website.

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Design Notes for Heartfelt Sympathy Card:

Don’t you love the card from the challenge?  It’s really not complicated but is really lovely.

For my card, I used the colors, (more or less) and the dragonfly elements. My background was created by putting a drop or two of  Soft Sky ink refill on a Silicon Mat. Then I took a clear Wink of Stella pen and squeezed it until a few drops came out. (You are generally, not supposed to do that!) I mixed the color in with the Wink of Stella brush and painted it on the front of the card. I’m calling this technique, Wink of Ink.

Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits, Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set, Wink of ink

I also added some of the Wink of Ink to the Dragonflies. By the way, when you are cutting out the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, be sure to use a Precision Plate. In addition to making it easier to release the thinlit from the paper, it will extend the life of your thinlit by preventing it from bowing.

Supply List for Heartfelt Sympathy Card:


Bonus Day couponYou still have time to earn a Bonus Coupon to use in August. Spend $50 or more and receive an email with the code to use in August – $5. off your August order. Isn’t that nice?

To order, just click on any of the items above and it will take you right to my 24-7 on-line store. Is it time to buy the beautiful Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits? You will love them. Buy the Thinlits and the Precision Plate and you will earn your coupon.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Stay cool. It is supposed to be in the mid 90° range here today!


Hooray! Get Your Coupons Here!

Bonus Day coupon

Exciting News! There is a great deal going on in July. For every $50 you purchase in July,  you will receive a coupons for $5. to use in August. Win! Win!


When you are ready to order, just click on the link below and it will take you to my 24-7 on-line store!, Stampin' Up!How can I spend $50?

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Get two coupons with this purchase!


Hope you are having a great 4th of July.

Today is the day that I will be part of an International Blog Hop. Since it originates in Australia, it will go live around 6 PM Eastern time. Be sure to check it out!