free shipping – woohoo!

Free Shipping!

Yup, today I’m just getting right to the point: free shipping!  We all love that, right?  For Cyber Monday, Stampin’ Up! is offering free shipping for ALL orders.  This offer is valid for MONDAY only, November 27, 2017, from 12:00 am to 11:59 pm MT.  If there’s anything you’ve been thinking about ordering, this would be an ideal time to do it.  And if you don’t already have a demonstrator, I would love it if you purchased through me.  I may be a relatively new demonstrator, but what I lack in experience and sales volume, I make up for in passion!  Wouldn’t it be great to be one of the first members of my tribe?  (Pssst… I plan to spoil my tribe as my business grows. 😉 )

Yikes!  I almost forgot.  If you do plan to make a purchase from me, could you please use the host code XpR7Y6WH  By using this code, I can earn host benefits, which I can use to reward my customers!

So, no cards to share today, but I’ve been crafting up a storm and hope to have some ready to share very soon.  Please feel free to send me a note, or leave a comment, if you have any questions or ideas.  Don’t be bashful… actually, DO be bashful, but write to me, anyway!  If I can blog to the whole world, you can reach out to me.  Still looking for my peeps!

Thanks for stopping by, and have a totally awesome day!

happy thanksgiving!

Fall Leaves card using Stampin' Up! products, by Kitty Smith,

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today, I’m just sharing a quick fall leaves card, and popping in to say how grateful I am – today and every day – for everyone who has visited my blog!  I am so lucky to get to spend time doing something I love.  Sharing my passion with others has made my life so much richer!  Life really is a beautiful thing.  🙂

Card details:

I’m not going to give a huge step-by-step today, but I’ll give you the basics (with product links below).  Using some nice autumn colors, I sponged ink onto my Marbled background stamp.  I gave it just a couple of squirts of water before pressing a piece of watercolor paper to it.  I love this technique because each time you try it, you get a different result.  After letting it completely dry, I heat-embossed the sentiment in gold, added three die-cut leaves in coordinating colors, and one detailed leaf from golf foil paper.  Easy-peasy.  🙂

Talking Turkey

For the holiday, I just thought I’d share a picture of one my neighbors.  The highlight of my Thanksgiving was watching five of his friends stroll through our yard this morning.

Feed them… don’t eat them. 🙂

Thank you for stopping by, and have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

(Note:  affiliate links used below, where available, at no cost to you.  See here for full disclosure.  Thank you to everyone who has helped support this blog by making a purchase!)

Product List

happy extravaganza!

‘Tis the season for shopping!

Happy Extravanganza, everyone!  I just returned from a wonderful vacation, and it seems that while I was gone, all sorts of incredible things were happening in the Stampin’ Up! world!  No time to share new cards – I’ve just got to get the exciting news out to everyone!

First, TODAY ONLY, Stampin’ Up! is having a big sale on some wonderful stamp sets!  There are some really awesome stamps on sale.  I’ve already placed my order… but must confess that I already have quite a few of these, because they’re awesome stamps!  There are going to be deals running all week long, but this particular list is just available today, November 20th.  The list includes Garden Girl, and Good Vibes – two sets that were just meant to be colored with the new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers.  (Want to know how I spent my vacation?  Practicing with my new Blends!  I love these things!)  There’s a little bit of everything in this sale, though:  you’ve got hearts and flowers, ice cream and chocolate, giant numbers and beautiful sentiments.  So much to love!

Finally, perfect placement!

The big news, though, is a new toy that is going to be the end-all, be-all, MUST HAVE product next year – the Stamparatus!  Seriously, I am beyond thrilled with how cool this thing looks!  You’ll have to be patient – the first “window” to reserve one sold out in minutes!  Yes, it’s that cool!  The next reserve window will open on December 5th, at 2:00pm Mountain Time.  I expect that this one will sell out in minutes as well, but I’ll be doing my best to be on that list.  Note that this is just a “reservation”, to be able to order the product early next year.  I know, I know… crazy system, but Stampin’ Up! is trying to make sure that they don’t have any backorders.  It feels like the longest wait ever, but we just have to realize that something this cool took time to perfect.  (Yes, I’m talking to myself here, LOL.)  Here’s a video showing 5 things you must know about this new wonder:


That’s it for today – got to get this posted before it’s old news!  Happy stamping, and happy shopping!

(This post includes some affiliate links.  There is no additional cost to you, but if you make a purchase from these links, I will earn a small commission, which will help me to spread more paper joy.  Thank you!)