New York is beautiful this Time of Year!

Ok, I should rephrase that; New York is beautiful ANY time of year! It's true, you know. We arrived pretty early yesterday (having taken a red eye flight) and I'm still trying to decide whether the red eye flights are a good or bad thing. Some mixed reasons for and against: You don't feel like you're wasting a day traveling. Yes, I know it only takes a little over 5 hours to fly here from California but by the time you add the 2-3 hours you have to arrive early at the … Read more

Sentimental Tuesday

Just wanted to post a photo of me and my mom, she has been gone for 9 years and it really doesn't get any easier. We used to talk on the phone several times a day and she always had the best advice! She also had the innate ability to make me laugh. I put our two photos together (for the first time) because people are always saying, "You look just like your mom!" and for the life of me I never saw it before. Now that our two photos are side by side I definitely see it!!�… Read more

December is HERE and so much exciting stuff from Stampin Up!

Happy December everyone, I'm so excited for all the cool stuff happening this month for us demonstrators. I have some very special VIP customers whom I'd love to join me as a demonstrator; whether you become a demo just for the discount or maybe consider making into a business venture, Stampin' Up has something special for you. Starting December 5th all demonstrators can start their "pre-order" for our next campaign "Occasions" - this starts on Jan. 3rd… Read more

Online Extravaganza! Underway now, this SALE is Fantastic!

Happy November to all my Fancy Stampers. Things have been quiet here, I've been concentrating a lot of my effort on my Facebook pages and groups to see if the audience is more populated there (it is!) so therefore, been posting less here where there are very few readers so far. If that matrix changes I'll be posting a lot more here so stay tuned if you are an avid follower on Blogger. The latest news is that Online Extravaganza is well underway with 10% off most everything in … Read more

Time to go on a Cruise!!

Wow the long wait is over and tomorrow we set sail on our first ever Disney Cruise...well...ok, it's our first ever cruise! Either way we are beyond excited and have looked forward to this for over a year. Now that the date is upon us we are sure to have a memorable trip! Included in our entourage is adult son Aaron, his lovely wife Fion, their two kids Kiera (7) and Sawyer (almost 4) and of course Richard and me.  It was almost a family trip when Chelsea and Robby were booked but… Read more

National Selfie Day!

Are you just as surprised as I am that there exists such a day? Ok, so because the last selfie I took was actually at my last "Simple & Stunning" class on June 11, 2018, I guess I am safe posting that picture. If you have a recent selfie, play along and post in the comments. Come on, it will be fun (and I won't feel silly doing it alone!) So there I am along with half the class. The other half is on the other side of that long table! Hey, I didn't say I was GOOD … Read more

June Gloom.....the WEATHER!

Here in Southern California we are famous for "June Gloom" where the marine layer causes us to have gloomy, cloudy, and even misty weather the first part of the day till it all burns off for the afternoon. Much better than the "Santa Ana's" (a hot wind from the deserts that increase the risk of fires), June Gloom is way nicer than its name. Life's been super busy lately, our daughter just got married and it was the type of wedding where WE did all the work!… Read more

May has FLOWN by!

So many things going on here that I've been sidelined by the crazy busy-ness of the month! First, my youngest child (Chelsea) is getting married on June 2, that's right I said MARRIED!  We knew she wanted to marry her long time boyfriend for a LONG while (years) but they never set a date. Then suddenly (in February) they did!! So it's been a few crazy busy months of getting everything together for their wedding. Even though it is a small affair in their home (which is a sm… Read more

Rainy Thursday!

Wow we weren't expecting that yesterday!!  A brief interlude of rain interrupted our normally benign Southern California mid-April 75 degree weather. True, it just lasted for the morning but with stuff like rain, we get excited simply because we do not see a lot of "weather" here. To be perfectly honest, it gets boring having 75 degree weather with 3 clouds in the sky and a slight breeze. And sometimes there is no breeze. When we "love" our friends' Faceboo… Read more

Taking Requests NOW!!

It is that time of years, ladies!! (And Gentlemen!) That's right...this is the time of year I always ask my customers WHO would like a FREE annual catalog. Remember that the catalog will not be mailed out by me (to you, of course) till mid-May, but this time of year is when I do my planning. And we all know that planning well is half the trick, right?? So here's how it works. You will get this luscious new catalog, all 244 full color pages of it, free of charge from me to you.… Read more

OnStage Local Event for Vegas is Officially Complete!!

Wow is all I can say at this point! The OnStage event for Vegas was everything we hoped it would be and MORE!! Besides all the freebies Stampin' Up is famous for showering us with, there were tons of extras that we can't really talk about for a month or so. But believe me when I say you won't be disappointed!! Speaking of that, I have a wonderful deal I am offering. "Spring Is In The Air" is a crazy good giveaway that I'm offering for the next two weeks only … Read more

Springtime is officially here!!

Since it is cold, blustery, and rainy right now; you have to really do some convincing to get me to believe that! However, I know the calendar is right some of the time, just not here where I live. Also parts of the East coast agree with me too!! Our monthly "Simple and Stunning" class this past Monday night was a success. All the participants had a fantastic time and we laughed the whole time!  I will post pics of their 3D project, that's the only one we didn't post… Read more

Happy Sunday, Everyone! It's March! Woohoo!

Good morning and here's to a wonderful Sunday, wherever you may be! Things have been a touch hectic around here the past few weeks so I'll just pick up where I left off. That's always best when there's just too much to cover! First things first: Stampin' UP' OnStage event is coming!! Yes, it is going to be here in no time at all (April 7!) and we are heading to Vegas to enjoy the convention with our fellow crafters on April 5. There are a group of us heading up… Read more

Sale-A-Bration is well Underway!

Did you know that if you JOIN MY TEAM during Sale-A-Bration you will get extra perks?  As if the starter kit from Stampin Up wasn't generous enough. For only $99 you will get in your starter kit ANYTHING available in our catalog - yes even the Occasions catalog- worth up to $125. That is already getting a 25% discount on your starter kit!! Next, Stampin Up sets you up with a free website and 24/7 shopping page for your use. This allows your customers to go online whenever they wan… Read more

Woohoo! It's finally here, we can now order from the Occasions catalog and get our awesome PERKS!!

Sale-A-Bration (SAB) is finally here.....WHAT is it? Well, it's the "most wonderful time of the year" (besides Christmas, of course!) Stampin' Up has traditionally put on this special sale event yearly for both its customers and demonstrators. HOW does it work? Simple: for every $50 in retail order you make (before shipping) you can choose ONE free special original stamp set or product from the SAB brochure. For every $100 in retail orders you can choose from a separ… Read more