September Starter Kit Promotion

The Get Up & Go September Starter kit promotion will soon be gone.  Get your kit now while you can--it ends on September 30!

In your kit you'll get to choose $125 in products for just $99 (plus tax).  You'll also get all that is shown above--2 free stamp sets (Queen Anne's Lace and So Much Love), a pack of rhinestones, precut cardstock to make 16 cards.  You'll also get a code for a Paper Pumpkin kit (the October kit is all about the holidays and it's cards!).  With FREE shipping, saving you another 10%, this is a fabulous deal!  The value of the kit exceeds $200!

Get your kit at 

Don't miss out!   It really is fun.  You are joining a fabulous group of demonstrators and you can make it a business or just be a happy shopper saving 20% on all future purchases!  I've met such wonderful people through Stampin' Up! and I hope you will as well.

This deal expires on September 30!


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October Paper Pumpkin

You can now subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and get the October kit (it's cards)!


Make your crafting of Christmas and holiday cards a snap with this Paper Pumpkin kit!  Here are all the details:

Joy to the World


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create eight cards—four each of two designs—and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit includes die-cut pieces in English, French, and German. This will allow you to create cards you can use to connect with other customers and demonstrators around the world—in their language! To learn more about how to do this, read the “The Joy of Paper Pumpkin” section on this page.
    • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
    • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Just Jade, Soft Sea Foam

There are always extra diecuts in each kit so you can create even more with your own supplies!  Order more kits to make additional cards!

*Don't forget about the September Starter Kit Promotion!*

For just $99, you get to choose $125 in products!  PLUS Stampin' Up! will include all the products shown above--the Queen Anne's Lace stamp set, the So Much Love stamp set, a pack of rhinestones, and pre-cut cardstock to make 16 cards!  Also added is a code to get a Paper Pumpkin kit of your choice!  (The October kit is all about the holidays and makes 8 cards).

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New Month, New Promotion!

It's the first of September and I know we're all thinking fall, back to school, football, it's Covid so some of those things aren't happening!  

But there are new things going on at Stampin' Up!

You can begin ordering the Stampin' Cut & Emboss Standard machine today!  It is a fabulous machine and much better than my Big Shot!  

I love how compact it is and takes up very little space on my crafting table!  The plates are numbered so it's easier to figure out the right sandwich!  All of our dies and embossing folders, as well as other manufacturers' fit!

  • The firm top handle allows for easy transport and leverage while in use.
  • The machine includes a solid, full surface impact foldout platform to support solid and stable performance.
  • Its high grip feet minimize sliding on surfaces.
  • It has a compact footprint for easy storage and transport.
  • Its platform is designed to naturally guide products into the rollers for a smooth user experience.
  • The ergonomic handle flows well and balances the perfect amount of rotation and pressure for precise cutting and detailed embossing results.

Here is a YouTube video you can watch:

And two videos about the sandwich:

The Magnetic plate is also available today.  Watch about it here

I can't wait to get that plate to help hold down my dies!

The second big thing for September is the new Starter Kit deal!

For $99 + tax, you get to choose $125 in products PLUS Stampin' U! will send you the Queen Anne's Lace stamp set, the So Much Love stamp set, a pack of rhinestones, and precut cardstock to make 16 cards!  In your kit you'll also receive a Paper Pumpkin kit and some other supplies.  With all the products provided the value of the merchandise is ~ $200.  And all of this comes with FREE SHIPPING!  That saves you an additional $20.  The Starter Kit is the only thing Stampin' Up! provides for free shipping (they already lose money on the shipping charges) so that's a pretty big deal!

I would love for you to take advantage of this starter kit deal!  You'll also get at least 20% on your future purchases!  Check out the page on the right "Ink Spot Inkers" and it will give you all sorts of information about my team.  If you want more information, just ask!

I just spent 3 days (virtually) at a Leaders Summit--one of the perks of being a demonstrator with a team!  It was great fun and I got to meet so many new people (even though we didn't get to meet in person, I feel like I got to know them better than at an in-person event.

Come join the Stampin' Up! family by purchasing your Starter Kit!

World's Greatest Birthday Card

Tomorrow is my oldest son's birthday!  How in the world could he be 43???  It's just not possible!

For his birthday, I chose to use the August Paper Pumpkin kit "World's Greatest" and I also used the April 2020 kit 


I love shaker cards and thought this would be super for my #1 son!  Since this kit already had the shaker frames, it was so easy to make!  Everything I needed to make this card was in this kit (except the "son" from the April 2020 kit).

Don't forget to use your Bonus coupons by midnight today!

Whiskey Business Birthday

My middle child turns 40 today.  It's always shocking to me the ages of my children!  I vividly remember their births and memories of them being small so to see them as adults with their own children is a little crazy!  Here is the card I made for him

Here are all the details on how I made the card (all are current products except the copper trim which is retired):



  • Stamp Sets -- Whiskey Business (152550)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White Thick (140272); Early Espresso (119686); Copper Foil (142020); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Early Espresso (147114); Basic Gray (149165)
  • Misc. In Good Taste DSP (152494); Tasteful Labels Dies (152886); Stitched Shapes Dies (152323); Subtle 3-D Embossing Folder (151775); Copper Trim (144179); Cinnamon Cider Blends (153105); Smoky Slate Blends (154904; Balmy Blue Blends (154830);Daffodil Delight Blends (154883); Color Lifter (144608); Dimensionals (104430); Stampin’ Seal+ (149699)


  • Whisper White Thick:          8 1/2” x 5 1/2”                       
  • Early Espresso:                   4´x 5 ¼”           scrap for circle
  • Whisper White:         4”x 5 ¼”   
  • Copper Foil:             3 ½” x 4 3/4”                        
  • DSP:                           1 7/8” x  x 4 3/4”                  


  • Score the Whisper White Thick card base at 4 ¼”.
  • Stamp the decanter and two glasses using Basic Gray on the Whisper White piece, leaving enough room for the sentiment to be die cut.  Stamp the sentiment in Early Espresso on whisper white.
  • Put the copper piece in the Subtle embossing folder and emboss
  • Attach the card front to the Gray Granite base.
  • Die cut the sentiment using the Tasteful Labels Dies, with the sentiment to the far left of the die
  • Color the decanter and glasses using your blends. Use the Color Lifter to give some dimension to them.
  • Die cut the circle of Early Espresso.
  • Attach the copper piece to the Early Espresso card front. 
  • Attach the piece of DSP to the left side of the copper piece.Attach the circle to the card front with dimensionals.  Stick the sentiment underneath the circle and attach the trim (now retired) underneath using Seal+
  • Attach the decanter and glasses to the circle with Seal+
  • For the inside stamp the 2 sentiments




Product List



September Paper Pumpkin

Are you ready for Autumn?  You can subscribe now to the September Paper Pumpkin kit and get ready for Fall, Halloween or Thanksgiving!  Yes, this kit helps with all three!

Here are all the details:

Name Hello Pumpkin


  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 20 cracker box treat packages.
  • Each cracker box treat package can be customized to celebrate Halloween, Thanksgiving, the autumn season, or all three!
  • Coordinating Colors: Bumblebee, Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Cinnamon Cider, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, white

There are enough diecuts in the box to create all Halloween, all Thanksgiving, or all Autumn.  And of course those extras that you don't use will be great on cards or other projects!

Think "I don't need treat boxes"?  Well, just turn them all into cards!  It's easy enough to do.

Just subscribe by September 10 to get this kit!

New Aug-Dec Mini is Live!

The new Aug-Dec Mini (although I will forever call it the Holiday) catalog is LIVE!  You can now place your orders and get a head start on your holiday crafting!


You can view the pdf of the catalog by clicking on the above photo or here

And here is a very short video you can view

There is also a new Stampin' Up! store!  It is much easier to use, navigate and search! Here are some highlights of the new store:

  • A Wishlist!  Underneath items there is a small heart.  Click on that and it will take you to a wishlist.  You can create as many wishlists as you like--say birthday or Christmas.  Then you can click on that wishlist and share it with your loved ones!  I can help you with it if you have any problems.  You can add items to your cart from the wishlist.
  • A Feedback tab-  on the right-hand side there is a feedback tab.  You can click on anything in the site and give feedback.  (Someone let me know today that if you use Discovercard, your receipt may still say Visa although you used Discover.  Not a problem but they did let SU know via the feedback tab)
  • Shopping Cart--now you can shop like other websites.  And if you need to leave before finishing, your items will remain in your cart.  FYI:  if an item in your cart sells out or goes on backorder, it will be removed
  • Immediate access to our Inventory resources.  When you are looking at an item that is in low inventory or on backorder, it will show below the item itself.  You will know in advance whether something is on backorder.
  • Larger Visuals--the items you are viewing are much larger and easier to see!
  • Easier to search--More filters to narrow down your searches too
  • Claim Rewards button--when your order reaches the $150 threshold and you earn Stampin' Rewards, it will flash on your screen.   And if you then go to another item, there will be a "Claim Rewards" button underneath.  You can click on that to claim as your Stampin Rewards or you can add to your cart to get more rewards.
  • Guest Check out--If you don't want your information saved or don't want to log in, you can check out as a guest.  It will still require you to choose a demonstrator (please pick me).  

If you are having any problems at all with the new store, just contact me and I will happily assist!

Today is the first day to redeem your Bonus Days coupons!  Just be sure to add in each code before checkout!

As a special deal for my customers, if you are placing at least a $50 order, contact me via email ( or on Facebook messenger and I will give you a coupon code for a $5 coupon, while I still have them!  These coupons must be redeemed by August 31.  Let me save you a little cash!