Catching Up & Smelling Roses

Every once in a while, it’s important to take a quick pause to take it all in – to have a “smell the roses” moment.  That’s what I’m giving you today!  Even though Sale-a-Bration ended in a flurry of excitement last week (so sad to see it go), there’s lots of fun stuff going on this week – and I’m hopeful for what’s to come.  I thought it would be good to take a breather today to catch you up on everything you need to know right now.  How about it?


weekly deals 04-05 2We’ve grown accustomed to checking in on Tuesdays to see what items Stampin’ Up! has included in the 20% off Weekly Deals.  Well, the Weekly Deals are going away on April 18 – so Stampin’ Up! is loading up the Weekly Deals for one last hoorah!  Check out all the items that are in this week’s Weekly Deals (you can click on the image to see them all in my online store):

weekly deals 04-05


It’s not too late to sign up for the April Paper Pumpkin kit!  Sign up by the 10th to receive the April kit AND a free stamp set (valued at $17).  Wow!  What a great deal!  I don’t know what the stamp set looks like yet (I’m just as excited as you are), but it’s called All About Everything.  It’s sure to be amazing!

If you’d like to sign up for a monthly subscription (that you can cancel or postpone at any time), please click this link (please make sure I’m marked as your demonstrator):  SIGN ME UP FOR PAPER PUMPKIN

If you have purchased a Prepaid Paper Pumpkin (but have not yet set up your Paper Pumpkin account), please do so before the kits are mailed out on the 10th.  🙂


Spring One-for-One Card Swap, hosted by Brian KingI’ve been talking about it all week, but I figure now’s as good a time as any to remind you that I’m hosting a Spring One-for-One Card Swap – and I’d love for you to participate!  All you have to do is create a gorgeous Spring card and send it to me with a self-addressed, return envelope.  I’ll mix up all the cards I receive and send you one back.  What fun!

Due to the timing of sending/receiving cards outside the U.S., I’ve had to limit my swap to U.S. only.  I was thrilled to open it up before, but it caused so many issues that I can’t do it again.  That said, I’m happy to receive beautiful cards from anywhere in the world, so…

Bonus:  Not only will you share your card with one other person, but I’ll share the cards on my blog.  That gives you a chance to leave compliments on other people’s cards and to receive compliments on yours.  🙂

Click on the picture above for more information about the swap and to see some of the amazing projects that were featured in my Spring swap last year.


As I was planning this swap, I tossed the idea to my friend Kylie Bertucci in Australia as a great way to share wonderful artwork and the joy of receiving a card.  While I’m hosting my swap in the U.S., she’s hosting one in Australia.  How fun is that?!  If you are in Australia and would like to participate, please click on the picture above for more information.

HOSTESS CODE Hostess Codes

If you are placing an order with me that’s less than $150, I’d LOVE for you to attach a Hostess Code to your order.  It allows me to earn rewards on gathered orders that I can turn around and share with my wonderful customers.

A current Hostess Code (and instructions for how to use the code) can always be found on my blog under CURRENT PROMOTIONS>CURRENT HOSTESS CODES.

Thank you.  I love you.


new catalogSara Douglass, CEO of Stampin’ Up! (Shelli Gardner recently passed the Stampin’ Up! reigns to her very capable daughter), recently shared a “sneak peek” at Stampin’ Up!’s 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  What a tease!  While I’m sure there are lots and lots of wonderful things inside this catalog, that’s all we’ve seen of it.

I send a free catalog to all of my customers.  If you have ordered from me since the release of the Occasions Catalog, then I’ve already got you on my list.  If you haven’t ordered from me, please place an order soon to make sure you receive one of these beauties.  🙂


findDid you place an order with me this past week?  If so – and if you ordered the Envelope Punch Board and some other items – then I don’t know who you are because of settings on your account. I want to thank you for your order and send you a little gift. Will you please touch base with me here or through email (

no contact update 3Thanks for stopping by today!


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  1. Great wrap up . . . really like the info about what being a “no contact” means so that people don’t lose your fabulous customer service!

  2. Thanks so much for mentioning the one for one swap in Australia – and thank you for letting me look after that here. Yes very important to not tick that no contact – Brian is the best, don’t miss out on being looked after by him.

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