The clock is ticking on THREE Stampin’ Up! opportunities

Around this time, for years, Stampin’ Up! has its biggest annual promotion and it is called Sale-A-Bration or SAB. SAB has three parts which, to my ears, sounds like “something for everyone.” It ends March 31. Here are the three parts with a brief description:

  1. For every $50 in product you put in your shopping cart, you may choose 1 absolutely FREE item out of a specially designed set of products and, just announced, a few regular products out of a current catalog. Some items are earned free with a minimum $100 order. You choose. All you have to do to get something free is make sure you have $50 of product in your cart.
  2. If you go for the gusto and fill your cart with $250 or more, then you get a bonus $25 in more free product that is 100% your choice. That is a bonus to the host rewards you’d already qualify for. For example, a $250 order earns 10% more free ($25) so when you add the bonus that ends March 31, that’d be $50!
  3. Instead of being a shopper, the 3rd option is to be a happier shopper by buying the Starter Kit and the 20% product discount that begins after you buy it. The Starter Kit is $99+ tax. It ships FREE. You put $125 (not a penny more) of absolutely anything you want in your cart PLUS, through March 31, you add ANY 2 stamp sets of your choice. Those sets could be to about a $101 value. No risk. No parties. No strings.

To shop, please click on the Shop Now button to the right.

To join, please click on the $99 Kit button to the right.

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Welcome to my new and improved Stampin’ Up! blog!

I am absolutely thrilled to be blogging again thanks to the genius of husband-wife web designer team Brian and Nicole Watt of Integrant Services. They are so amazingly popular that I was on a 6-month waiting list then I had to postpone while we were doing a bunch of work inside our house (which is winding down this week for now). Brian and Nicole are masters and I highly recommend them for your web design services particularly if you are a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

We worked on my new logo design a lot. What does a tree have to do with stamping? Well, not sure but it is a symbol that I have always gravitated towards as a symbol of family, life, growth and stability. It weathers storms and blossoms with leaves when it’s warm. It’s such an amazing image for so many reasons.

“Stella” means star so there’s no getting around integrating some stars here or there. Don’t you love what Nicole did for me for a logo?

I plan to do my best to build a fresh routine of blogging. If you want to take this ride with me, feel free to subscribe (right column) and you’ll know when I’ve posted. I guesstimate that my blog will be over 90% Stampin’ Up! with 10% of life and humanity thrown in. No politics or religion. Just Stampin’ Up! and maybe some snippets of my world.

If you are reading this whether you are a Demonstrator on my team, not on my team, a customer or prospective customer, please know that I love what I do and I vow to share as much as I can to keep us both motivated to just stamp!

Stampin’ Up!s RETIRING STAMP SET LIST for the 2011-2012 catalog is here!

Available now through May 31 – stamp sets have limitless supply so don't worry about them selling out.


Accessories that are retiring will be announced April 25 and those ARE "while supplies last" and DO risk selling out.

Here are 3 files with the RETIRING STAMP SETS plus photos of the list:




Retiring 1
Retiring 2
Retiring 3
Retiring 4
Retiring 5
Retiring 6
Retiring 7

Sharing a darling Halloween card from my Stampin’ Up! team member Marsha

A member of our Stampers for Others team, Marsha Stehle, sent me the cutest Halloween card! It is very much my style. Cute elements everywhere but not too much. Love it – thanks Marsha!


Marsha used the following products in her card all by Stampin' Up!:

  • Wicked Cool stamp set (#118738 wood or #120600 clear)
  • Wicked Fun Specialty Designer Series Paper (#117400)
  • Rich Razzleberry card stock (#115316)
  • Old Olive card stock (#100702)
  • Basic Black card stock (#121045)
  • Scallop Trim Border Punch (#119882)
  • Scallop Oval Extra-Large Punch (#119856)
  • 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large Punch (#119855)

Happy Halloween the Stampin’ Up! way

Gosh it feels good to stamp again after my illness! I created a simple but (I think) cute Halloween greeting that I sent to a few customers as order thank you notes and all my 1st level downline. Because I was making a lot of them (90?), I had to keep it simple and with few embellishments. I'd rather send a more plain card to more recipients than a blingy card to fewer. And I did not copy this idea — thought of it myself!


I used two base colors of card stock as I started with Old Olive then ran out: Old Olive and Pear Pizzazz.

Stamped focal point with From the Crypt (love this image!).

Put a rhinestone in spiders legs as though he were holding it.

Sponged edges with Old Olive.

Bottom Designer Series Paper is a huge obsession with me right now – it's from our new Designer Series Paper Stacks that have every color we have in a 12 x 12 paper. I can't get enough of that as I love matchy-matchy and tone-on-tone sorts of color schemes.

Oh, and I used Teeny Tiny Wishes and my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig for the greeting (I really love the SAMJ too – made accurate placement of the greeting a snap!).

Sorta odd to say for a Halloween card but, "in person", I think this card looks elegant!