How did the time change affect you?

First, tell me if you think we should get rid of daylight savings?

How did your day change today, or perhaps it was last night that was different for you?

I think the worst for me will be the sun setting so early today! On the other hand though, it will be lighter when I walk in the morning!

Comment and let me know what if any affect on you.

A note to thank you and a special offer for you

It has been years, yes years, since I posted. It is with so much gratitude I write this note to thank each and every one of you. Your thoughts and prayers have done so much for us. You have supported both my husband, Rob, and I through so much. My own personal journey with breast cancer and now my husband, goes through a much tougher journey of cancer. Though he still has a long way to go, I am hoping to get back to posting, creating and improving my service to each you. Thank you for your continued support of my business.

I know I am late in writing about this, but hope you saw my Facebook post about the wonderful 35th anniversary offer Stampin’Up! has going on for just a couple of more days. Details are below. Please contact me with any questions or go to my store: and hit the join tab. I would love to have you be able to join in the fun times my team has together. We love to stamp.

Promotion Period: 3–31 October

Ordering Deadlines

  • Phone: 31 October 2023; 6:59 PM (MT)
  • Online: 31 October 2023; 11:59 PM (MT)

New demonstrators can choose one of the following options for their Starter Kit:

Option 1: Get 35% OFF the normal cost of a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit. Those who select this option will receive $125 worth of product for only $64.35

Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with their Starter Kit. Those who select this option will receive $168.75 worth of product by spending $99 USD

No matter which option you choose for your Starter Kit, both provide you with free shipping on your Starter Kit—not to mention all the fun that comes with being part of Stampin’ Up!

FREE OnStage@Home Registration

It gets better! Those who sign up for a Starter Kit during this offer will also be automatically registered for FREE* to our virtual OnStage event on 11 November—a $77 USD | $102 CAD value!

  • Those who sign up for this offer have the opportunity to watch the event independently, gathered together with other demonstrators, or with their Team Leader.
  • Demonstrators who join during this promotion will be automatically added to the OnStage attendees; they do not need to register separately.
  • Demonstrators who join during this promotion will also receive an email with all the information about this event.

I am hosting the OnStage event in my studio on November 11th and would love to have you join us.

Thank you again for your support and I look forward to you sharing with me your stamping journey.

Here is the link to my store:

Here is my email:

SBTD ~ Leaves September blog hop

Welcome to our September blog hop

Welcome to the Stampers By The Dozen September blog hop. September is a favorite time of month for me. Guess this is why I had chosen this month to get married! I have happily celebrated my 37th year married recently.

This month I have featured leaves, cut from the Nature’s Roots dies.

By cutting and embossing the leaves, I created a real leaf effect. There are many ways to use these leaves. Here you see the leaves were left just as they are in their card stock colors of Cherry Cobbler, Cinnamon Cider and Crushed Curry and attached with dimensional’s. A second way you could use them is to sponge the same colored ink. This would show some contrast. A third way is crinkling them before adhering them. Resulting in more dimension.

The card base I used is Cinnamon Cider. The layered card stock color used was Just Jade. Embossed with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder, adding more texture. If you wished to have some added depth, sponge some like colored ink.

I cut the Happy Thanksgiving from the Word Wishes dies.

The designer paper, which adds a wonderful layer, is from the Flowers for Every Season package.

When you get your Nature’s Roots, which coordinate with the Rooted In Nature stamp set, show me what you have created. I am always so excited to see what you have created with your stamps and dies.

Courtney Houston

Here’s a list of the items I used with a link to my store:

Nature’s Roots dies

Rooted In Nature stamps

Word Wishes dies

Pinewood Planks embossing folder

Flowers for Every Season designer paper

Crushed Curry card stock

Cherry Cobbler card stock

Cinnamon Cider card stock

Just Jade card stock

Very Vanilla card stock (inside layer)

My New store is here!

Click here to check it out

Check out my new store. It is so much nicer and easier to use. Once you log in the images are bigger. You can add to a shopping cart, which will not disappear if you would like to log out and complete your order later. You can have up to 9 different wish lists which can be shared with friends and family. You can use the heart to like items.

If you already have an account sign in with that email and password. If this is your first time visiting my store, create your account to use all of the features I listed above and more. Be sure to bookmark the page for my store so you always have easy access.

This is the perfect time to also check out the new mini catalog and see all of the new holiday items. Just click on the What’s New words and see the whole catalog.

Here is the August host code: XU2UXGXG (you can copy and paste this code). Don’t forget if your order is $150 or more, you receive Stampin’ Rewards.

What does using a host code with your order do you ask? At the end of the month, I select a name from those who used the code and draw for a special hostess gift. It is a surprise, you will be notified if you win and the gift sent to you early in September.

If you are interested in the new Stampin’ Cut & Emoboss machine and do not want to wait until September, you can join my team today. Yes, if you join, the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss can be part of your kit.

Please check it out the new store HERE. Then come back and leave me a comment and tell me what you think.

I love my new store!

Beautifully Braided and Braided border punch

Do you like to color and fussy cut?

Share Sunshine

Share Sunshine PDF Download by Stampin’ Up! – English (US, CA)

Stampin’ Up! Click here to order this PDF.

Regular price$12.00

Share Sunshine PDF Download by Stampin’ Up! - English (US, CA)
Share Sunshine PDF Download by Stampin’ Up! - English (US, CA)
Share Sunshine PDF Download by Stampin’ Up! - English (US, CA)

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This digital stamp set is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

As part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations:

  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

Help us make a difference today!

The download will be charged in US dollars; your financial institution will convert the charge into your currency based on current exchange rates.

Are you stocked up?

With everyone talking about being prepared in case they need to quarantine for 14 days , I’m wondering if you have thought about what you will be doing in your home? You could clean, gather together your information for your taxes, paint a room. Or! You could stamp and create. How great to fill your stash, try a new technique or play with your new Sale-A-Bration items! There are new items released, which look like a must have to you? Mine are the flower foil paper and embossed vellum. Stock up today at you won’t be sorry. Check out all the deals.

Look who moved in today!

So happy to have my new friend on my desk. He is not quite as colorful as Betta fish I have had in the past, but up close he is very handsome.
What should we name him? Leave me a suggestion.