Celebrate with Make a Medallion


I can’t believe I waited until the last day of Sale-A-Bration to ink up the Make a Medallion Stamp Set!  I had so much fun layering these stamps with different color combinations.  Because this is a photopolymer stamp set, it is so easy to get perfect placement with each layer.  I used the In Colors cardstock and ribbon with the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folder… I love the debossed impression you get.  This card is really quick and easy to put together.  I started with a Whisper White card base 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 scored at 4 1/4.  I embossed my In Color layer which measures 4 x 5 1/4 and adhered that to the card base.  The stamped layer is a 2 7/8 square which is layered on a 3 x 3 piece of coordinating cardstock and attached with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  Here are my color combinations:


Emerald Envy and Mint Macaron


Dapper Denim and Bermuda Bay


Sweet Sugarplum and Rich Razzleberry


Flirty Flamingo and Watermelon Wonder


Peekaboo Peach and Pumpkin Pie

Do you have a favorite color combination?  Check out this video from Stampin’ Up showing some different ways to layer with this stamp set.

As you can see from the video there are so many different ways to combine the stamps in this set! I didn’t even use the sentiments that fit nicely in the medallion! I like the way this stamp set looks with the Lovely Lace embossing folder which I used to decorate my envelopes.


There is always something to celebrate! I’m sending these cards out to my team members this month. I am looking forward to getting together with “my people” next weekend in Richmond, Virginia at Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage event.  We will get to see the new annual catalog, play with some of the new products, swap cards, and have all kinds of fun!

Sale-A-Bration ends today and it has certainly been a lot of fun! I appreciate everyone who placed orders with me.  I have been busy getting your goodies ready to mail out. All orders placed through my online store (Using the host code GZ4DZZ6J )are eligible for my FREE monthly gifts.  This month you will receive my birthday party goodie bags with DSP, card kits, and more! I love celebrating my birthday month with you!!!! Click HERE to shop.   You can earn The Medallion Stamp set I used on today’s cards for FREE with a qualifying order of $50 or more.  The In Color cardstock I used is also a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift. (You will still be able to order the In Color paper after today …it just won’t be FREE.)

I’m not the only one celebrating a birthday…Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its 4th year.  If you want to receive the special kit designed by Stampin’ Up!’s CEO, Sara Douglass, you need to sign up by April 10th.  (We’ve been told there is a free gift with the April kit!) Today is the last day you can save on a 3 month Pre-Paid Subscription and earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. I’ll put all the links below.  Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Have a wonderful day!


Just Stampin’


Current Host Code: GZ4DZZ6J

SAB dates

VIEW: Sale-A-Bration  – release 1
VIEW: Sale-A-Bration – release 2

New items added for the Final Days!

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*Some items have sold out: Card Tin, Glimmer Paper, Seaside and Sparkle Embossing Folders.


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Sale-A-Bration is the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! as a Demonstrator!  You can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose choose $125 in products plus TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! Plus, the kit ships for free!  That’s an awesome deal!!

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Demonstrators get at least a 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products, including stamp sets, paper, and accessories.

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Stampin’ Up! offers a fun opportunity to share your passion for stamping and earn extra income and product.  You’ll earn extra income and product based on your sales and recruiting – just how much extra income is up to you.

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Stampin’ Up! loves their demonstrators and it shows through our demonstrator support materials. Workshop ideas and audio and video trainings on all kinds of topics are available at your fingertips on our demonstrator website. Plus, you’ll receive “Stampin’ Success”, a magazine just for demonstrators, which is full of informative tips and beautiful samples.

Support From Me:

Whether you’d like to start a business or would simply like the great discount, I am here to support you in any way that I can. When you join through me you become a member of the PALS team. We have monthly team webinars, weekly email updates, and private Facebook pages to chat, share ideas, ask questions, and showcase our creations. You can choose to participate or just quietly lurk and take it all in. Oh, and there’s prizes and giveaways and lots of inspiration!


Consider becoming a Hobby Demonstrator: There’s no obligation to host workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit! There is no penalty if you decide to stop and you get to keep all of your starter kit goodies! If you maintain $300 in retail sales per quarter, you can continue to be a Demonstrator.  If you don’t, that’s okay too!

Another bonus of being a Demonstrator…you receive FREE catalogs and an opportunity to preview and purchase new products in advance–one of my favorite benefits.

If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Demonstrator, click  HERE  to see all of the benefits and the compensation table.  You can also sign up electronically to join. If you have any questions, please contact me.  I’d love to tell you more about it! Join the Fun!



What’s In Your Shoebox?

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I recently attended a “Shoebox Swap” with my friend (and upline), Susan Itell. We had lots of laughs and chatted away as we traveled down the road and joined fellow demonstrators in the Northern Virginia area for a day of Stampin’ Fun!  Each person brought a card they made and put everything they used in a shoebox so others could create it.

This is what was in my shoebox:

Stamp sets: Gift of Love, Tin of Cards   Papers: Sweet Sugarplum, Basic Gray, Whisper White  Ink: Memento Black, Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzaz  Accessories: Organza ribbon, Wink of Stella Brush, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, Stampin’ Dimensionals

The exclusive Gift of Love stamp set is one of my favorites. Ask me how you can earn it for FREE!  (I like free, what about you?) This flower is a simple two-step process and you get a beautiful watercolor effect.  I added a little sparkle to the flowers using the clear Wink of Stella Brush.

Here’s the details how to make it:

Attach a piece of organza ribbon to a 1 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ piece of Basic Gray. (See how you can save ribbon?) Attach gray strip 1″ from the bottom of your card base.  Take a second piece of ribbon and tie a knot. Stamp sentiment in Memento Black ink above the gray strip.


Stamp the outline flower with Memento Black Ink.  Be sure to use a Stampin’ Mat to get a nice clean image when using Photopolymer stamps. Stamp the leaves using Pear Pizzaz Ink and the blooms with Sweet Sugarplum.  The photopolymer stamps make it easy to see exactly where to stamp.

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Adhere the stamped image to the basic gray layer and attach to card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Brush the blooms with Wink of Stella and you’re done!  Well, almost….Don’t forget the envelope! I think Sweet Sugarplum may be my new favorite color! So pretty!!!


You can purchase any of the product used to make this card in my online store.  Just click the SHOP button and take advantage of Stampin’ Up Bonus Days! Buy Now and Save Later.



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Thanks for stopping by!  Have a wonderful day Just Stampin’