Designer Series Paper

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card

Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card

June was the worst month of my life.  My father passed away in the early morning hours of Father’s Day.  Of all the days.

I have a friend who has a very close connection to someone in the sports world that my dad has admired for as long as I can remember.  When my dad became ill, I reached out to my friend and asked if her connection could send my dad an autographed photo to lift his spirits.

A very nice package arrived for my dad on the day before Father’s Day.  My friend not only sent an autographed picture, but also a very nice letter and some team merchandise, too.  I was able to share the gift with my dad during his last moments of clarity.  He passed away a few hours later.

How could I thank my friend for sending me what would turn out to be the very last gift I would ever give my dad? An ordinary thank you card wouldn’t do, but in reality, I’ve been too stressed and preoccupied to design a card from scratch.

Thankfully, I fell in love with the entire Magnolia Lane Suite from the new 2019-20 Annual Catalog and I ordered all of it during the pre-order period when Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are allowed to pre-buy certain items before they are released to the public.  I had all of the things on-hand that I needed to make this gorgeous card.

The Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack and Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories and More Cards and Envelopes make it so easy to put together cards in no time.

magnolia lane memories and more card pack

magnolia lane memories and more card pack

The pre-cut cards and gorgeous envelopes make these cards beyond beautiful.  I made an entire set of twenty cards in just two hours.  I’ll show you more pictures next week.  In the meantime, here are the items I used to make today’s card.

Important Tips:

  • the cards and envelopes are made out of different cardstock than the normal Stampin’ Up! cardstock.  for the best adhesive, be sure to use Tear and Tape Adhesive to apply the card pieces to the cardstock.
  • i used retired binder clips, retired pearls, and retired ribbon on my card. i linked to current similar products.
  • if you use bulky accents like I did, you will need to mail your card in a padded envelope. you can purchase the gold envelopes i used HERE.


July Reward Code & Bonus Days!

July Reward Code


Enter this code on all online orders placed during the month of July.  At the end of the month, I’ll gather up all of your names and mail you a free Stampin’ Up! gift during the month of August.  If your order is $150 or more before tax and shipping, you don’t need to enter the code because you will qualify for your own hostess benefits.  Read more about my reward program here.

Bonus Days

stampin up bonus days

As an extra-special bonus, for every $50 you spend during the month of July, you will receive a $5 bonus coupon.  You can redeem the coupon on your August orders.  Such a fun month to shop the new catalog!!

Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack

Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack

Yesterday, I showed you a preview of my favorite Stampin Up products EVER… the Magnolia Lane Suite.  The Magnolia Lane Memories and More Card Pack is a fabulous part of the suite.

magnolia lane memories and more

Today, I’m sharing a fun video that shows the different cards and projects you can create with the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Card Pack.

I’ve made it easy for you to order the items from the Magnolia Lane Suite by linking them here:

What is your favorite product suite?

Happy New Catalog Day!!!  Woo!!!!!!  Thank you so much for your early orders!!  What is your favorite product suite?

New Catalog and New Reward Code!

New Catalog and New Reward Code!

It’s the best time of the year!  Tomorrow, June 4th, marks the beginning of the new 2019-20 Annual Stampin Up Catalog!  Before I get into the details of the new catalog, let me first give you the reward code to use on all of your online orders for the month of June.

Reward Code


Read all about the reward code program here.

New Stampin Up Catalog

If you have been my customer for a long time, you have probably already received your complimentary catalog from me in the mail.  (If you haven’t received a catalog and would like one, click my contact form to send me an email and I’ll ship one to you. The catalog is also available online, too.)

My Favorite Picks 

As a Stampin Up Demonstrator, I have the privilege of being able to pre-order select items before they are available to the public.  I ordered everything in the fabulous Magnolia Lane Suite and I have to tell you that in my 17 years as a Stampin Up Demonstrator, the products in this suite are the most beautiful I have ever seen.  The Magnolia Lane Suite is my all-time favorite without comparison.

If you fall in love with the Magnolia Lane Suite, too, order early. I’m sure it will go on back-order. It is too gorgeous not to!

Take a look:

magnolia lane stampin up

available to order June 4, 2019

I’ll be back when the catalog goes live tomorrow!

May Reward Code! Get Your Favorite Items Before They Retire!

May Reward Code!

Happy May!  The reward code for your May orders is


You can read all about my reward program HERE.  It’s fun to participate and I enjoy selecting fun surprises for you every month.

Get Your Favorite Items Before They Retire!

The new annual catalog will be here next month, so be sure to check out the list of items that are retiring and buy your favorites before they are gone.  Several items have already sold out, so hurry!  I’ve seen the new catalog and there is one group of stamps, paper and accessories that I am going to tell you now is THE MOST BEAUTIFUL collection I have ever seen.

Guess what?  Because I’m a Demonstrator, I get to pre-order items starting today!!  If you are interested in becoming a Demonstrator (you’ll be able to order $125 in product for only $99 and not pay any shipping) JOIN MY TEAM now!! (More info HERE.)

Here is a fun card to inspire you using the retiring Pocketful of Sunshine stamp set:

pocketful of sunshine



Just Announced: Retiring Product List from the 2018-19 Catalog

Hi Friends!  Hurry and check out the newly released retiring list from the 2018-19 Annual Catalog and order your favorites now before they are gone for good!

Remember to use the code 2AHKPJKE with your online order and you’ll receive a special bonus gift from me.

Have fun shopping in my online store!!

New Month! New Reward Code! New Products from Stampin’ Up!

Hello, April!

April Reward Code

First things, first!  The Reward Code for April is


Read all about what this code means, where and when to enter it, and how you can earn free product from me with a qualifying order! (Here) I’ve been known to review what you’ve ordered in the past and send you some goodies that go along with your order. 🙂

New Stampin’ Up! Storage!

You guys!  Check this out!!

There are so many different possibilities!  You can customize your storage solutions to fit your individual product needs.  To shop the full line of Stampin’ Up! storage options, click HERE.

stampin up storage

Did you enjoy Sale-a-Bration?  I made lots of fun cards and projects.  Did you?

March Hostess Code! Earn a Free Gift!

March Hostess Code!! Earn a Free Gift!

Happy March!!  The code to enter this month for orders under $150 (before shipping/tax) is


Be sure to check out my online store to see all of the additional items you can earn for free during Sale-a-Bration.  There are also some new limited release items for purchase that coordinate with the Sale-a-Bration items.

I can tell you all about it, but it’s more fun to just go look for yourself!!!

Read all about my customer rewards program, too!

February Rewards Code

February Rewards Code


Read all about my reward program and be sure to enter the code when you order from my online store.


Sale-a-Bration has been so overwhelmingly successful that many products are already gone!  If you see something in the catalog that you would like to earn free, be sure to order it right away so you won’t miss it!!

Great News! New Products!

There will be a release of new sale-a-bration products on February 15th that you can earn for free.  Additionally, there will be a release of special coordinating framelits that you can order to go along with the stamp sets that are a part of sale-a-bration.  (These special coordinating framelits will be available for purchase for a very limited time.)

Be sure to keep checking back for more info about  the new items!!