Stampin’ Up! A Good Man Thank You Care

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge.  Happy hopping!

My card starts off with Night of Navy cardstock which I layered with using a pattern from the Country Club Designer Series Paper.

Next I stamped the image from the A Good Man Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Whisper White cardstock and cut it out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.  I colored it in using Night of Navy (dark for hat and light for shirt), Light Mossy Meadow (shorts), Light Balmy Blue (water), Ivory (skin), and Dark Crumb Cake (chair) Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I matted this on Garden Green cardstock and wrapped some Garden Green Twine around it.

I stamped the sentiment on the front, as well as in the inside in Garden Green ink (stamping the heart off first for a lighter shade).


Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Eva Dobilas
  8. Akiko Sudano
  9. Karen Ksenzakovic

Use this host code when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.

  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!


March Mailed Stamp Kit

I am so excited to offer the March 2018 Mailed Stamp Kit!  It features the Waterfront Stamp Set from the Occasions 2018 Catalog.

This stamp set is really special because it naturally gives the look of watercolor without having to, well, watercolor.  Its images are so versatile from scenes with mountains and the woods, to the beach and palm trees.  What makes this set even better – the sentiments!

I decided to do this month a little differently…

What you’ll do is order the Waterfront Stamp Set #146386 using the host code: CD9HTAEU.

Then complete the order by picking out other items to bring your order total to $50.  The stamp set is $17 so you’ll need to pick at least $33 worth of other product.

The four card designs use the following colors, which you may want to consider purchasing as part of your order if you don’t already have them: Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, and Tranquil Tide.

In the mail from me you’ll receive the makings for EIGHT cards (two each of four designs) using the Waterfront Stamp set, as well as an e-mailed PDF file with detailed instructions on how to put the cards together.

As a thank you for me, this month I’m throwing in a package of free Metallic Enamel Shapes which will be mailed to you with your card makings.

If you already have purchased the Waterfront Stamp Set, just place any order of $50 using the host code above.

You have until February 26th to order your March Kit.  Any questions, let me know below and I’ll respond to you promptly.

Last Chance & Sale-a-bration Details

Today is a big day….

It’s your last chance to get a sampling of all the new Designer Series Paper, Ribbon, and Embellishments in an Occasions Catalog Product Share.  I have a bunch of options…something for everyone.


Looking for just a sampling of the new Designer Series Paper?

  • The DSP Single Share gets you 54 6 x 6 sheets of new DSP

Looking for just a sampling of ribbon and embellishments?

  • The Ribbon & Embellishment Share gets you 16 yards of ribbon and 90+ embellishments and other new packaging

Looking for both Designer Series Paper and Ribbon and Embellishments?

  • The Single Want it All is for you!  You get a sampling of all the paper, ribbon, and embellishments – 54 6 x 6 sheets of DSP, 16 yards of ribbon & 90+ embellishments

If you want more than just a single share – I also offer double shares.  For a detailed list of all the product and shares – click here!

Today is also the last day for my….


What sets this kit apart?!

It makes 4 gender neutral birthday cards.
Who can’t use a stack of birthday cards ready to go!

The January Mailed Stamp Kit Includes:

  • Picture Perfect Party 6×6 DSP
  • Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set
  • Picture Perfect Paper Ribbon – 9 yards of 3 colors
  • Simple Stripes Embossing Folder (*if you do not have a Big Shot, you may pick another item of $8.50)
  • The makings for 4 birthday cards
  • FREE Picture Perfect Party Cardstock Pack (includes Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, and Peekaboo Peach cardstock, 8 sheets of each)

This kit also earns you a free Sale-a-bration item.  Please let me know what you would like!

To sign up for yours – click here.



Sale-a-bration is the biggest Stampin’ Up! sale of the year! You can earn free, exclusive products with every qualifying order. You can reap the rewards when you shop, host, or join during Sale-A-Bration!

Sale-A-Bration Dates

  • Sales Period: January 3 – March 31, 2018
  • Watch for more Sale-a-bration exclusive items beginning on February 16!

Need a copy of the new Occasions Catalog or Sale-a-bration brochure?  Shoot me an e-mail and I’ll get one out to you right away –

For every $50 you spend on Stampin’ Up! merchandise (ANY merchandise including Annual Catalog items, Occasions Catalog items, online exclusives and even Clearance Rack merchandise!) during Sale-a-bration, you’ll receive a free Sale-A-Bration product.

Stampin’ Up! also has an exciting new announcement for this year: They have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for you free items!

Let’s break it down:

  • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
  • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
  • If you spend $150, you will have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

See the Sale-A-Bration exclusive items available this year below!

When you place a qualifying order or host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll earn $25 in additional Stampin’ Rewards! These rewards can used toward any regular Stampin’ Up! merchandise, the host exclusive stamp sets or can even be applied towards a Starter Kit, allowing you to join and become a demonstrator!

If you join as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator during Sale-a-bration, you get to pick $125 in Stampin’ Up! merchandise in your starter kit for only $99 plus applicable taxes AND you get your choice of TWO additional stamp sets for your kit—any stamp set, any price (*excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets). Plus, the kit ships for free!

If you are interested in joining as a Demonstrator, I’d love to have you join our team! There is no commitment and no penalty if you decide that being a Demonstrator isn’t right for you. Why not give it a try? We have a fun Facebook page where we chat a lot and we do virtual meetings monthly and in-person meetings quarterly. Drop me a note at if you have any questions.

December Mailed Stamp Kit

I love hosting stamp parties in my house, but I understand that not everyone lives locally to me and can make it.  For that reason I offer my Mailed Stamp Kit.

For the month of December the Mailed Stamp Kit features the Christmas Happiness Stamp Set.

The December Mailed stamp Kit includes:

  • Christmas Happiness stamp set
  • Metallic Enamel Shapes
  • All necessary product (except for stamps and adhesive) to make four cards
  • PDF with instructions on how to put together cards

Inks used in these cards include: Tranquil Tide, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Memento Tuxedo Black.

This December Mail Stamp Kit is $54 mailed.  You have until December 27th to order this kit.




Last Day for November Mailed Stamp Kit

Today is your last day to sign up for the November Mailed Stamp Kit.

November’s Mailed Stamp Kit features the Merry Café stamp set.  I am offering two kits depending on what you’re looking for.

  1. The Extended Kit

The EXTENDED KIT includes:

  • Merry Café stamp set
  • Coffee Cups Framelits Dies
  • Package of Rhinestones
  • Package of Stampin’ Dimensionals – Free!
  • All material to make four cards (except ink and adhesive)
  • PDF instructions on how to put the four cards together

The cost is $62 and I’m offering FREE SHIPPING this month!

*If you do not own the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, you will need the Extended Kit!

2.  The Basic Kit

The BASIC KIT includes:

  • Merry Café stamp set
  • Package of Rhinestones
  • All material to make four cards (except ink and adhesive)
  • PDF instructions on how to put the four cards together

The cost is $32 and I’m offering FREE SHIPPING this month!






November Mailed Stamp Kit

I am super excited to roll out something new (to me)…

You see each month I host at least one party in my house.  Together we make beautiful cards and it’s the highlight of my month.

However, the majority of you don’t live local to me and aren’t able to participate.  So I’m offering my Mailed Stamp Kits.

Mailed Stamp Kits

What is a Mailed Stamp Kit?

Each month I will pick a stamp set or bundle and using it will design four original cards.  You will then have the opportunity to purchase a stamp kit which includes the stamp set, all material to make four cards (except ink and adhesive), and any other item included in that particular bundle.  You then will put together each card using detailed instructions I will e-mail you.

What if you already have the stamp set or bundle?

You may order any other stamp for equal price.

What if you don’t have the coordinating ink?

You may add any necessary ink to your order at the time you order your stamp kit.

What if you want doubles of each card?

Just let me know at the time you order your stamp kit and I’m happy to adjust how many cards you receive.  Each additional card is $2.

How do you pay for the stamp kit?

Fill out the form below as to which bundle you would like and I’ll send you an invoice via PayPal.  The invoice will be sent the week of October 22nd.

When do you receive the bundle?

You have until October 26th to order your stamp bundle.  As soon as I receive the product and divide it up, your stamp bundle will be mailed out Priority mail.

So on to November’s Mailed Stamp Kit

The EXTENDED KIT includes:

  • Merry Café stamp set
  • Coffee Cups Framelits Dies
  • Package of Rhinestones
  • Package of Stampin’ Dimensionals – Free!
  • All material to make four cards (except ink and adhesive)

The cost is $62.

If you do not already own the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, you will need to purchase this bundle.

The BASIC KIT includes:

  • Merry Café stamp set
  • Package of Rhinestones
  • All material to make four cards (except ink and adhesive)

The cost is $32.

*In celebration of my first month, I am offering free shipping on both the Extended Kit and Basic Kit*

Both kids use Early Espresso, Soft Sky, Emerald Envy, and Memento Black ink.

If you already own the Merry Café stamp set and the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies, you may purchase the PDF instructions on how to make the four cards for $15.

The November Mailed Stamp Kit is open to order through October 26th.  Please feel free to e-mail me at with any questions.