“Favorite Things” weSTAMP Christmas Party Gift Exchange

Our team Christmas party was last night and BOY OH BOY did we have a lot of fun! We all donned our fun Christmas jammies for the party.  We have been doing a “favorite things” gift exchange each year. Each person chooses a gift that has their “favorite things” in it! Some examples are: gift cards to favorite stores, candle, lotion, yummy holiday treat, a crafty gadget….the sky is the limit! The only criteria is that you wrap it “Stampin’ Up style” with cute creative packaging and a fun tag!

This was the gift I gave, you will have to see the video link below to see what it actually is and how to use it!

I created the tag using the Memories & More card pack and also the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set and Love You More Than dies!

Here’s the fun tag for the Christmas peanut M&Ms. You can create a tag using the free PDF graphic I made from a free source online.

M&M Tags

Here’s the silly label I made, NOTE I totally altered their label and made it fun for the gift. I made up the gadget name and added the photos. LOL

Here’s the link to the gadget! It really will help to keep your die cutting machine in place and not slide around so much!

Video of gift exchange gift that I gave.


It’s the day we have all be anticipating, the new catalog is LIVE! Be sure to take advantage of your favorite items on day one! Here’s a project I made, isn’t this little box cute? It’s sturdy cardbaord with scalloped edges on the lid, and there are gold foil dots embedded in it. You can see the link below for the products. I made these little 3″x3″ note cards and envelopes that fit nicely inside the box. I have a video to help you create these at the bottom of my post.

You can view the catalog by clicking on the graphic below!

Don’t forget, if your order is over $35 (before tax and shipping), YOU QUALIFY FOR THE 3 FREE CREATIVE U. PROJECTS THIS MONTH! Be sure to use the Host Code on my right side bar – that’s how you earn the free projects. If your order is over $150, you will get the projects, plus you can claim the rewards yourself. You can order by clicking on the CLICK TO SHOP ONLINE button on the right hand side bar.

Honestly, the BEST deal around is the starter kit!

Stampin’ Up calls this JOIN+, and let me explain why the PLUS is in the title! Normally, to sign up as a discount shopper the price is $99 and you get to choose $125 in products. HOWEVER, with this promotion, you can choose $155 worth of products! That’s an additional $30! PLUS, the starter kit has FREE SHIPPING! You can choose ANY PRODUCTS you would like in your starter kit! Click the link below to get started!


We have voluntary monthly meetings on my team. I wanted to share what we did at or team meeting last night, to share the fun we have!

We create Paper Samplers and Color Swatches at the start of each new catalog launch so we can have tools to use all year long! I can’t tell you how much I use these tools! It’s so nice to have these at my fingretips so I don’t have to pull out all my Designer Series paper and card stock to try different colors together.

This is a HUGE job and this year we did part of it as a group! This is no easy task, and this year my team went to bat and helped with these! We had a big assembly line going around 2 rooms in my house with all the punched circles in the cups. For those on my team who aren’t local, we made kits for them and then they can adhere all of these to the card stock when they receive them. Our team PLAYS AND WORKS together! If you are out of town, you still get in on the fun! We do Facebook Live so you can be at the voluntary meetings we have! And kits are available each month for our Make and Takes!

Here’s a video of the projects made today, and supplies used! ENJOY!



weSTAMP Christmas Party

We had our team party this week – this is always a highlight for me each year!

We had a shoebox swap, and then a “my favorite things” gift exchange. We all brought a gift that was something that was our “favorite”, and wrap it creatively. Here is my gift, and if you know me, you know I like to decorate each season with legs sticking out of things. LOL

Here is the team photo of those who were able to attend, I LOVE these gals so much!

Rose Hanford won the swap, look at her cute Valentine’s Day card. There is a real feather in the lure.

Lots of STEALING of gifts happened this evening!

Gina Shappa made this adorable red pick up truck out of card stock, and the box in the back had a Starbucks gift card! SO FUN!!!!!

Team Event on January 26th!

I love hosting team events! Can’t wait for this to happen! Here are some photos of last years event!

My team gets together monthly – but if you don’t live in AZ, no worries! We do a FaceTime Live each month, so you can get in on all the fun and happenings!

But once in awhile, it’s fun for us to have a BIG STAMPING DAY, DOING WHAT WE LOVE TO DO!

You are invited to join us at this local event (or a kit to go) if you are a member of my team! And what better time to join than NOW, during Sale a Bration!

Kick off the new year with a TEAM ONLY event for weSTAMPERS! You will get many ideas using NEW PRODUCTS from the Spring and Sale a Bration catalogs!
  • Make and takes
  • New product
  • Demonstrations
  • Snacks
  • Prize patrol
  • Voluntary swaps
  • Display boards
  • Training
  • Lunch (this option is an additional $6 and will include a choice of 2 soups, mixed salad, crackers and dessert)

Local Class Fee: $25 (local)
Out of Towners Kit Fee: $25 (price includes shipping)

NOTE: Kits to go cannot be stamped for you per Stampin’ Up policy, but can be punched, die cut, embossed. Feel free to use from your stash for stamping if you don’t own the stamp sets. You will be able to work around that!

Now, how do you get in on this fun event! By joining my team!
Starting Jan. 3rd you can take advantage of 2 great offers!

 Option 1

  • $99 for the Starter Kit, but choose $175 worth of products!(PLUS FREE SHIPPING, which saves you an additional 10%!!!)
  • Products can be chosen from Spring Catalog or Annual Catalog
Option 2
  • $129 for the Starter Kit, but choose $175 worth of product(PLUS FREE SHIPPING, which saves you an additional 10%!!!)
  • Products can be chosen from Spring or Annual Catalog

You can also view the video of the tote here:

Hope you will join us! Even if you aren’t able to attend the big event, now is still a GREAT TIME to join!

Bubble Over Valentine and MORE REGIONALS PHOTOS!

Here’s another card from our event – Bubble Over is the most awesome stamp set with darling framelits! Recipe below.

The hearts are just cardstock die cut using Sweet & Sassy Framelits and randomly adhered to card front!

Donna Gagnon is a magician in the kitchen! Talk about a gifted gal! She put on an amazing spread of food – all coordinating with our picnic theme, of course!

I found the little ants from a company in China, but you can also find them on Amazon. They are so cute to coordinate with food! There is a skewer on the ant’s back to put food on.

Rose Hanford made these cute little ladybugs with veggies!

Linda Rodenbergy made these adorable ant cupcakes. They were almost too cute to eat!!!



Come and join me!

Please email me and let’s chat how you can be a part of these fun events!

Flying Home Card

This is one of the projects I created for our weSTAMP Regionals Make and Takes. It’s super simplistic, and the cut out heart gives it a pop.

The card is 4 1/4″ x 4 1/4″. Recipe at the end of the blog post.

After you have the bird image stamped and colored, place a heart framelit right on top of the Very Vanilla piece, centering the little bird in the middle of the heart. Die cut this out, then adhere to Calypso Coral piece using Dimensionals. The heart will stand out.

Don’t forget, with every $50 ordered, you can choose FREE product from the Sale a Bration catalog on the right hand side of my sidebar!

Our first presenter was my sweet friend, Rhonda Morgan! She shared projects using the Petal Passion Suite AND the Memories & More Card Pack! That is a sometimes overlooked item in the spring catalog, and look what she did with it! She is so creative, and it was an honor and pleasure to have her present at our event! Aren’t her projects beautiful? THANKS RHONDA!!!!!




weSTAMP Regional Event SO MUCH FUN!

Yesterday was such an amazing day, I just love hanging with my team. To top it off, we had 2 other teams as guests, so it was TRIPLE FUN!

I can’t wait to share photos with you, and ideas from our demonstrations. You will be amazed at their creativeness!

The them of our event was obviously picnic! You can get away with picnic parties in January when you live in AZ! LOL

Let’s start off with the table goodies! Juli Steward made the adorable water bottle labels that went so well with our picnic theme! What is a picnic with out trash cans? These little cuties were ordered from a company in China. We actually used them for our scraps, and each person received one at their table. The name tags were made by Kimberley McQueen, they have a cute little ant on them. The picnic baskets were headed up by Becca Matlock and her team helped assemble those. The pattern to the picnic basket can be found HERE on my blog under tutorials. I love Becca’s creative touch to coordinate with our theme. The cute little lady bug bubbles container with our Regional logo on it was created by Donna Kish!

Here is the table all set up. Robin Higgins made the beautiful sunflower centerpieces – they go so well with our picnic theme!

Brenda Marshall and Becca Matlock greet the guests as they arrive.


Linda Rodenberg made this darling banner to welcome the guests! I just love to see the creativity of our team!

More sharing coming up! Stay tuned!

Today’s the BIG DAY!

Today has been in the works for a LONG TIME! I love hosting team events, and today is the BIG DAY! So sorry I haven’t posted a lot this week – this event has consumed my time.

Here’s a sneak peek of the swag bag everyone will be receiving. I will definitely have more photos, including the projects we made! We have 3 guest speakers and this time have invited members of two other teams as well.

You can get in on all day stamping events like this by joining my team! Click HERE to join now, or send me and email and I can share more details!

Today is going to be an AWESOME DAY!!!!! CAN’T WAIT!


So this happened this past weekend! I LOVE spending time with my team!

I hosted a weRETREAT in Flagstaff with these beautiful ladies! The theme of the retreat was SUMMER FUN!

Here are some photos from our beach party on Saturday night!

The pillow gift went along with our beach party theme. These little beach bags are only 2″ tall! I found the beach bag idea from Sandi MacIver and you can view her easy to follow video HERE. However, my card stock was 3″ x 5 1/2″ and I didn’t fold the top edge over like she did in the video.

I hand drew the sunglasses and flip flops, and used my Silhouette machine to cut them out. The towel is a small piece of terry cloth. The “Occasions” catalog is wrapped around a Ghirardelli chocolate candy.

Here’s a photo of my roommates and I with the infamous face coasters and glasses. I found the face coasters HERE and the glasses HERE (on Amazon). These props can really add some fun to your party!

I have a rustic wood planter box that I purchased on Etsy. I like to decorate this with holiday things each season. I knew this little gem would be perfect for our Sundae Bar! We had plenty of fixings for a yummy beach party desert!

I am trying to learn the art of cookie decorating – decorating cookies is harder than it looks!!!! Here’s my feeble attempt at ice cream cone cookies. More photos coming soon!

I’d love for you to join my weSTAMP team!!!! We have such a fun team! If you join during Sale a Bration, you will not only enjoy purchasing your products at a discount, but also get 2 FREE STAMP SETS – and FREE SHIPPING on your custom picked Starter Kit! Contact me for details!







Ugly Sweater Christmas Team Party

Last week we had our team Christmas party, and what a FUN TIME we had! We had an Ugly Sweater Party. Here is our winner for the best sweater, Donna Kish (in the middle).



img_0432We had 5 different make and takes, which kept us pretty busy most of the evening!


img_0437Team photo of those who could attend (sorry for those of you who had to leave early!! We should have snapped the photo at the beginning of the night and not at the end!)

img_0496We also had a gift exchange. This is what I made for it. One of my team members (Gina Shappa) made the Kerr jar holder and I filled the jars with yummy Christmas candy. Gina is SO CREATIVE!!!watermarked-photo




Emergency Card Kit Suitcase and weSTAMP

I like to hold a weSTAMP “Founder’s Circle” for achievers on my team. It’s a day of stamping, pampering, eating and bonding with my team!

Here is one of the projects we made, using the Wide Stamp Cases that are found in our catalog! This idea for the suitcase came from one of Becky Robert’s downline, Bonnie Carrington! She even has a wonderful video tutorial HERE! Talk about CREATIVE!!

Cindy Baughman’s project during the Hawaii Incentive trip inspired me to turn it into an “Emergency Birthday Card Kit”!

All of our Founder’s Circle cards fit inside the suitcase. It is an Emergency Birthday Card Kit to keep on hand or give as a gift, stuffed with handmade birthday cards!

This Designer Series Paper (Bohemian) will debut in the NEW CATALOG, which goes live on June 2nd!       IMG_7251 2

IMG_7246Here are some more photos of our fun weSTAMP Founder’s Circle Day!IMG_1857

Entryway where achievers pick up their make and take packets and “table” (pillow) gifts


Love the towels my downline (Kathy Mobley and Marilyn Mietzner) gave me a couple of years ago!


Achievers! Marie Colby, Donna Kish, Linda Rodenberg, Sue Parker, Melissa Sunde, and not pictured, Marilyn Mietzner! WAY TO GO weSTAMPERS!!! SO PROUD OF YOU!!!


weSTAMP Regionals

I LOVE my TEAM! In fact, I love them so much that I truly enjoy hosting “weSTAMP Regionals” just for them! It’s a full day spent making projects, training, demonstrations, PRIZE PATROL, games, and enjoying a lot of displays! I host these about every quarter and they are for everyone who is on my team. Even the out of towners can participate, and receive the GOODIE BAG containing products and projects to be completed that day.
IMG_0482 copy IMG_0483 copyIMG_0487 copy  Here are the bags and the water bottles that everyone received. One of my downline, Sue Parker, is the MDS Queen and helped with anything that had to do with MDS that day! Name tags, bag tags and water labels! THANK YOU SUE!

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I am blessed by my team mates, they truly are such wonderful friends to me!

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I’ll be sharing some of our projects that we made that day. Here is one of the favorites, Frankie out of the French Fry box! I’m sure you’ve seen many of these on Pinterest. That’s where I got the idea. I added a cello bag (actually it’s a cello envelope with the top cut off!) with some Hershey kisses inside along with some plastic bugs. The tag says “Bugs and Kisses” for a play on words.

Would you like to JOIN THE FUN? You can also be included in these types of events and MORE! I would love to have you join my team of weSTAMPERS. By joining my community, you can purchase your Stampin’ Up products at wholesale prices. You aren’t obligated to hold workshops or classes either! We have a private website and Facebook page to interact with other team members. Let’s chat and get you started! You can also go to my website and sign up HERE.

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