Sneak Peek

Today I have a sneak peek of some gorgeous new paper in the 2018-2019 catalog! It’s called Share What You Love Speciality Designer Series Paper and it’s a beauty!

Place an order with me until the end of May and you’ll receive one of these post it note holders in your thank you package!

I used Rich Razzleberry cardstock to make the actual holder and found some teeny tiny magnets to keep the post it holder closed.

Use my current host code, JRZAGPMG when placing your online order in April (the code changes each month) and you’ll receive an extra thank you from me! Only use the host code when your order is $150 or less.  Orders over $150 receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up! and you’ll be prompted during checkout to add in free product (if you enter a host code though, you won’t receive this prompt).

  • Orders under $150 use the host code
  • Do not use the host code for orders over $150

If your order is over $150, you’ll automatically receive my thank you gift.

Click here to place an order!

So many products are retiring! Click the links below to see what’s available!

Retiring Stamps

Retiring Bundles

Everything Else Retiring

Clearance Rack

If you have any questions, please let me know. Have a great day! I’m heading to San Francisco to see the Giants play!

Celebrate the Good Stuff

Products on the Retiring List are starting to move over to the Discontinued List which means they are gone forever. Last week I featured the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack and sadly, it has now sold out.  As of this morning at 8:00 am Pacific Time, this is what else is gone.

Today’s card features naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, also on the Retiring List.  Berry Burst & Night of Navy cardstock worked beautifully with this paper for my card but the other coordinating colors are;  Emerald Envy (retiring), Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Peekaboo Peach (retiring), Soft Sky (retiring) and Whisper White.

While looking through my stamps for a sentiment for my card, I looked at the Picture Party Birthday and saw the words “Celebrate the Good Stuff.”  While it is a birthday set, I saw these words as encouragement.  Over the last month, two of my uncles have passed away.  Last Wednesday, my Uncle Bill unexpectedly died, one month to the day that his brother, my Uncle Jerry, passed away.  Dealing with one death is hard enough but when you lose two loved ones in a month’s time  . . . . . . they were taken way too soon.  When I saw the words, celebrate the good stuff, it made me think that even during grief, we need to celebrate all the good about a special person with stories and remembrance.

The measurements for today’s card are:

  • Night of Navy: 11″ x 4-1/4″   scored at 5-1/2″
  • Berry Burst: 5-1/4″ x 4″      scrap for scalloped oval
  • Whisper White:  scrap for sentiment          5-1/4″ x 4″ for inside of card
  • Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper: (2) 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″       (2) 1-7/8″ x 3″

Below I’ve listed all the supplies I used.  For easy shopping, click any of the images and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  

Have a great day!

Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper & More

The Clearance Rack was updated last week and today I want to share one of my very favorite items that’s still available:  Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper!

This paper is gorgeous and I think it’s my favorite Stampin’ Up! paper of all time.  The colors are vibrant and although it has Autumn in the name, most of the prints could be used year round. With a sale price of $4.40, each sheet of 12″ x 12″ paper is about 37 cents.  Such a great deal!

Here are some projects I featured on my blog last fall when this beautiful paper was first available.


Do Something Creative Every Day

When I first saw the stamp set Crafting Forever, I knew I’d be adding it to my stamp collection.  I especially love the sentiment, Crafting Forever, Housework Whenever.  That is SO me! Once I start crafting, I forget about everything, especially housework!

This card was created out of my comfort zone.  Each week my team leader, Dawn, gives us a card sketch to create from.  I don’t participate each week but thought I’d give this one a try.  You don’t have to create a card exactly like the sketch, it’s simply a starting point.  Sometimes they are really hard for me and sometimes I can create quickly.  This one was hard for me.  Here’s the sketch I worked from and as you can see, mine is different.  

My measurements are different from the sketch.  Here’s what I used:

  • Real Red:  4-1/4″ x 11″  scored at 5-1/2″        1-1/2″ x 4-3/4″    scrap for circle
  • Whisper White:  4″ x 5-1/4″       1-1/4″ x 4-1/2″       2-1/2″ x 3″     scrap for sentiment
  • Bermuda Bay:  2-3/4″ x 3-1/4″    scrap for circle

Two of my panels were run through the Quilt Top Textured Embossing Folder. I used Memento Ink to stamp the paintbrushes and colored them in with Stampin’ Blends.  Because the Blends cannot be ordered at this time (they should be back in stock in May), I haven’t listed them in the supply list.  The colors I used were:  Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake and Smoky Slate.

Fun Tip:  I took my  Dark Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blend and colored two of our White Perfect Blends.  I also tried a Stampin’ Write Marker to see if I’d get the same results but the color wouldn’t stay on.  The Blends worked perfectly! I did use the Bright Enamel Shapes for my red accents.

If you have any questions about today’s card, let me know.  All the supplies I used are listed below.  For easy shopping, click any of the images and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Supply List

As of this morning at 8:30 Pacific Standard Time, these items are no longer available from the Retiring List.
Click the links below to see what IS still available.  Stamp sets are guaranteed until May 25th.  All accessories (dies, punches, ribbon, embossing folders, etc.) are while supplies last!

Memories & More Love You Very Much

This week I’m making cards using the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack which includes 72 double-sided cards.  They’re used for memory keeping because they easily slip into photo pocket pages,  but they’re also a great way to make a quick and easy card!

I used two cards from the pack for today’s card.  I trimmed them both down, added a Basic Black mat for each and placed them on a Lemon Lemon Lime Twist base.  I love the combination of Basic Black & Lemon Lime Twist! Glitter Enamel Dots finished off the card! Easy!!

Unfortunately the Petal Passion Card Pack & the Glitter Enamel dots are both on the retirement list and are only available while supplies last. As of this morning, the Card Pack is on the low inventory list so if you are thinking you want one, now is the time!! 

Supply List

This is definitely a quick and easy card to make.  You don’t even have to stamp anything since the sentiment is already printed on the card! I used Snail adhesive to attach the panels and added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the small panel.


  • Lemon Lime Twist:  11″ x 4-1/4″  scored at 5-1/2″
  • Basic Black:  5-1/4″ x 4″      4-1/8″ x 3-1/8″
  • Dotted Card:  trimmed down to 5″ x 3-3/4″
  • Love You Very Much Card:  trimmed down to  3-7/8″ x 2-7/8″

I posted these cards earlier in the week, all made from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack.  Click on each card to go to that specific blog post.

Listed below are all of the Stampin’ Up! products I used to create today’s card. For easy shopping, click on any of the images and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  Use the host code JRZAGPMG when placing your online order under $150 and you’ll receive an extra surprise from me in your thank you package.  Orders over $150 should NOT use the host code so you’ll receive Stampin’ Rewards directly from Stampin’ Up!  You’ll automatically receive your surprise from me. Not sure how to use the Host Code?  Click here.

There are many items on the Retirement List and the Clearance Rack was updated this week! Click below to see what’s available!

Retiring Stamps

Retiring Bundles

Everything Else Retiring

Clearance Rack

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!