Sunday, October 1, 2017

Stampin’ Up! October Specials & My Hostess Code Giveaway Starts Today!!

Hello Stampers!!!

There is so much going on in October!!  Read all the way to the end to catch all the wonderful things going on at Stampin Up!!

But first….. I am very excited to announce a new program I am starting….My Monthly Hostess Code Giveaway!

winter folder

PLACE A PRODUCT ORDER OF $50 or more (before shipping and tax) in my ON-LINE STORE this month of October and you can earn the WINTER TEXTURED EMBOSSING FOLDER!


  • $50 – $149.99 ORDER:  ADD HOST CODE, J39PVASU for orders over $50 and under $150 (before tax and shipping). To claim your bonus gift from me, you MUST include this host code when checking out!!
  • $150+ ORDER:  PLEASE DO NOT ADD THE HOST CODE. You will automatically qualify for the free bonus gift, Winter Embossing Folder, as well as earn Water City Stamping Rewards 

Don’t forget to check the Stampin’ Up! CLEARANCE RACK!! and 10% OFF BUNDLES!! for extra savings.


IMPORTANT NOTE: My FREE bonus gift giveaways are mailed separately from any order and will arrive mid-month (November) following when it was earned.

Watch for new and different offer each month!!!

(Sorry this offer cannot be combined with other offers except Water City Rewards….good for online orders only…hostess code must be used….thank you!)

Next fabulous offer!!!

October 1 – 31, 2017:  Purchase 3 packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs.  And it even includes select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!  See which designer series papers are on sale HERE!!!  Purchase all the same or mix and match!

And then there is ……

Celebrate World Card Making Day

October 1 – 31, 2017:  Save 15% off select stamp sets (many coordinate with the designer series paper sale above) and note card/envelope sets.  Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE!  See everything  on sale HERE!

And then there is our …..

Merry Patterns Host Promotion

September 1 – October 31, 2017:  Earn an EXCLUSIVE, limited-edition MERRY PATTERNS STAMP SET  when you place an order of $300 or more (excludes shipping and tax). This promotion includes on-line orders!

And finally….. our Stampin Blends are back…YAHOOO!!!…but just for demonstrators now….. but you can get them too…just purchase our Stampin Up! Starter kit!!  Read below for more info!!!

COMING SOON!  Stampin’ Blends Markers

Customer launch date to be announced – but coming soon!  They are simply wonderful to color with and blend. 

Here are the details!!

Stampin’ Blends Features:

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.*
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and is really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.

I WANT THEM NOW!  Would you like to be able to purchase the brand new Stampin’ Blends markers before they are released to customers?  PURCHASE THE $99 STARTER KIT AND JOIN STAMPIN' UP! WITH THAT $99 STARTER KIT! You can add the Stampin’ Blends markers to the kit during the demonstrator pre-order period starting today (Pre-order ONLY:  October 1 – 15)! 

HERE’S HOW! PURCHASE THE $99 STARTER KIT!! and you can ADD the Stampin’ Blends markers to the kit. Choose a total of up to $125 in your choice of products (either with Stampin’ Blends selections or mix with other current products–it’s your choice). That’s $26 in free  product.  The kit ships FREE for another 10% savings! 

Here are the product numbers FOR THOSE WHO ADD THEM TO A $99 STARTER KIT! OCT. 1 – 15 ONLY.  The availability date for customers has not been released:


Bermuda Bay Combo Pack*
$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD

Calypso Coral Combo Pack*
$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD

Cherry Cobbler Combo Pack*
$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD

Crumb Cake Combo Pack*
$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD

Daffodil Delight Combo Pack*
$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD

Night Of Navy Combo Pack*
$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD

Old Olive Combo Pack*
$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD

Pink Pirouette Combo Pack*
$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD

Pool Party Combo Pack*
$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD

Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack*
$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD

Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack*
$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD

Smoky Slate Combo Pack*
$9.00 USD/$12.00 CAD

Ivory Marker
$4.50 USD/$6.00 CAD

Bronze Marker
$4.50 USD/$6.00 CAD

Color Lifter
$4.50 USD/$6.00 CAD

Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection
(Includes All 26 Markers And The Color Lifter)
$121.50 USD/$162.00 CAD

Color Me Happy Project Kit
$25.00 USD/$33.00 CAD
No Limits

Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood-Mount)
$27.00 USD/$35.00 CAD
No Limits

Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear-Mount)**
$19.00 USD/$25.00 CAD
No Limits

Color Me Happy Bundle (Wood-Mount)
– Project Kit + Stamp Set At A 10% Discount!
$46.75 USD/$61.00 CAD
No Limits

Color Me Happy Bundle (Clear-Mount)**
– Project Kit + Stamp Set At A 10% Discount!
$39.50 USD/$52.00 CAD
No Limits

*Combo Packs include 2 markers: 1 light, 1 dark
**Also available in French

No single markers (besides Ivory and Bronze and the Color Lifter) are available for purchase during this Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release.

Have a question?  Email me at

.  See even more reasons why to purchase the $99 Starter Kit HERE!!

So WHEW!!!!  That was a lot of good stuff going on!!  It is going to be a great month!!

until next time…


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Sweet Halloween Treat

I am always looking for a unique treat bag at Halloween and our new Acetate Boxes fit the bill….they are not just for cards anymore!!
Isn't that just the cutest thing….and super easy!!  Using the Spooky Night Designer Paper….just wrap a 2” x  11” strip around the box.  Tie a  Black Shimmer Ribbon bow around the box.  And that cute little pumpkin comes right out of the Designer Paper….as a matter of fact there is a whole sheet of those cute little pumpkins!!

Look at them all….aren’t they adorable!!   This is the perfect treat box for school treats or for the “special” kids in the neighborhood treat or treating.

Acetate Card Boxes
Acetate Card Boxes
Price: $6.50
Easily give handmade cards as gifts with these clear card boxes.
* Each box holds 5 standard cards plus envelopes
* 10 boxes
* 4-7/16" x 5-13/16" x 5/8" (16.5 x 11.6 x 1.6 cm)

Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
Price: $11.00
Potions, pumpkins, witches' hats, cats, and eerie trees; this Halloween-themed Designer Series Paper has it all!
* 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
* 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5)
* Acid free
* Lignin free
Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Very Vanilla


Super cute…super quick!!  Love them!!

until next time……


Monday, September 25, 2017

Harvest Blessings

Here is a quick post showcasing the painted Autumn Designer Series Paper.  Every year I look forward to the Autumn DSP that comes out in the Holiday Catalog…..this year is one of the best!!  I love that there are images which can be fussy cut and added to a card or treat.  Here are couple of cards I offered at Stamp a Stack this past weekend…..they were a BIG hit!  (Unfortunately the color in my photo doesn't due it justice!!)

Love my sunflowers…. Check out the Black Rhinestones for the flower centers!!  They are not just for Halloween!!
And don't forget the inside!!


And here are some pumpkins…perfect for an Autumn Birthday!

And speaking of Harvest Blessings…..(the title of my post).  Here is a YUMMMMY snack mix I made for a recent Bingo event I held.  Everyone went home with a bag full of deliciousness!!


Again….I fussy cut the sunflower for the tag.   This is just a few bags….there were 30 of them!!!  Here is the recipe for this Harvest Blessing Mix….it is sooo good…a little sweet…a little salty!!

This Halloween harvest hash Chex mix is the PERFECT combination of sweet and salty. It tastes soooo good!! It would be awesome for a Halloween party or even Thanksgiving!
I use a big blue roaster pan and fill it full with a mix of
Chex cereal or Crispix Cereal
and a can of Peanuts
Then in a  medium sauce pan over medium heat mix ..
1 1/2 cup butter
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
4 tsp of Vanilla
Heat until brown sugar is dissolved completely just to the point of boiling. 
Pour mixture of bugle/cereal/ pretzel / peanut mix until everything is coated.
Bake at 275 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes.  Let completely cool. 
After it is cooled mix in 1 big bag of Candy Corn/ Pumpkins and 1 bag of MM’s or Reese’s Pieces. 
This makes a nice , big, batch!!   Your friends and family will love it!!

Until next time…..

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop / Holiday Catalog!

Well this is it!!  Our final Thailand Achiever’s Blog Hop.  We enjoyed our lovely trip to Thailand this past July.  And now our Stampin’ Up ! year will begin again Oct 1st.  But don’t worry….This awesome Blog Hop will be continuing in October as the Alaska Achiever’s Blog Hop!!   So welcome to the last Thailand achievers Hop ….it will be great!

For my blog post,we could choose anything from the Holiday Catalog.  What to choose????  There are sooo many wonderful stamps and products.  But I decided to go with a favorite of mine….Painted Harvest.   I love a good sunflower and this one is a beauty!!
This is a super easy, two step stamping set that is very forgiving……just stamp away…no careful lining up!! 

An extra addition I added to make the sunflowers have some texture is to add our new Embossing Paste colored with a chocolate chip reinker!

Just add some paste onto a silcone mat with a paste tool.  (Looks like frosting!!)  Add a couple drops of reinker, mix and place onto the center of the flower.  Easy as that!! It may not show well in pictures….but you have got to try it!!!  It adds wonderful texture to your card!! 


HINT!!   Make sure to wash your mat and tools soon after using, as it does dry quite quickly!

And finally….when I made this card, I found this darling little copper pumpkins at the Dollar Tree. 
So I added a tag with some copper trim.  Wouldn't this be perfect for a Thanksgiving place setting??




So I hope you enjoyed my creations!  Now it is time to hop onto the next site to see more wonderful Holiday Catalog ideas!!!

Until next time……

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Stamp a Stack Sneak Peek!!

In the beginning of August this year….I did several swaps with other Stampin’ Up! Thailand Trip Achievers to get ready for our  awesome Holiday Catalog.  Here is one of the swaps I  made to share with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators!!
Autumn comes up quickly here in the Stampin’ Up! world and for my Stamp a Stack classes I always like to make a card that will please those that just love Halloween or those that prefer just a Autumn themed card….well this card does both!!  And if you are coming to my September Stamp a Stack….you will be making this card!!
This handsome fellow comes from the Spooky Cat Bundle paired “purrfectly” with the Spooky Night DSP.
Spooky Cat Photoplymer Bundle
                                                                                                                                                                        SPOOKY CAT PHOTOPLYMER BUNDLE
                                                                                                                                                                                       Price: $31.50

Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
                                                                                                                                                                 SPOOKY NIGHT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER
                                                                                                                                                                                       Price: $11.00

Just add some Stitched Ovals Framelits to create a pumpkin and you are all set to make a spooky Halloween or just a simple a Hello Fall card….whatever you want him to say…..the choice is yours!


                                                                                           “Nothing better than a big pile of cards!!”

until next time.........


Thursday, June 1, 2017

Join My Team Today!!

                                        It's always a good day for a good day ... we get to choose how  the day will be :)
 After checking out AWESOME catalogs… If your wish list total $99 in products than consider purchasing those items in the Custom Starter Kit!
I'm looking for hobby paper crafters that love Stampin' Up!'s quality products and who want a GREAT DEAL!   
No strings attached!  No commitments!
About the Custom Starter Kit
  • YOUR CHOICE of $125 in products - pay only $99
  • FREE shipping to your  front door (local sales tax will apply)
  • NO obligation to ever hold a class, workshop or club 
  • Great way to test drive the discount and the benefits 
  • Ongoing 20% minimum discount off all of your orders  
  • Earn additional income of up to another 20% of your sales
  • VIP access to new product releases and pre-order before they are made public and attend special Stampin Up! Demonstrator Events!!
  • Earn free stamps with various promotions
  • Qualify for cash bonuses, product rewards, incentive trips and more
  • Quarterly Stampin' Success magazine 
  • Hobby paper crafters and business builders all welcome

 Our group resides throughout the US. and consists of both hobby crafters and business minded stampers.  We welcome everyone regardless of why you joined!  There are many perks to being part of my Stampin' Up! team!
I am very dedicated to  my team.  Whether you want to learn new stamping techniques or build a stamping business I'm here to help you.  Here's just a few  benefits when you join my team….

  • Monthly Team Inspiration Nights (in Wisconsin) with stamping, displays and product prizes
  • Monthly Team E-Newsletter  
  • Team recognition and incentives throughout the year
  • One on one training and career development for business-minded stampers
  • Attend exclusive demonstrator only events including my special “Diva Day
  • Attend my Stamp a Stacks for FREE for your first year!
  • and so much more!
  • Here are some frequently asked questions about purchasing the Starter Kit...
Top 5 frequently asked questions I receive from crafters just like you who are thinking of joining:
1.  Do I have to teach classes or hold workshops or other events?
No, you can decide how to participate; from simply buying Stampin' Up! products at a discount for yourself, to occasionally sharing ideas and collecting orders from friends and family, to making this a business or career like I have to earn extra money!
2.  What benefits do I receive?
     You will enjoy a min. 20% discount on all of your purchases,  access to the Stampin' UP! Demo website and a bi-monthly magazine, be the first to see and order from each new catalog, and so much more!
3.  Can I be my own Hostess?
     Yes, Stampin' UP! is very generous with benefits, and you will earn hostess benefits on all of your orders over $150.   You even get an extra discount for a total of 30% off your first order of $150 or more placed within your first 45 days!
4.  How much do I need to sell, and what happens if I don't?
     Each calendar quarter, Stampin' Up! requires that you submit $300 in product orders.  This can be your own orders, orders from friends and family, or orders you collect if you hold a class or other event.  If you do not meet this requirement, you are given 1 extra month as a grace period, and then you would be dropped with no penalty if you do not meet that.
5.  When would my $300 need to be submitted?
     You have a "free" quarter when you sign up so if you join now, you will need to place $300 in orders by Sept. 30, 2014.
Have more questions?   leave a comment below or email me:
I'd love to have you join my team anytime!  JOIN NOW!
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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Grand Vacation Achiever's Blog Hop….New Catalog Sneak Peeks!!

Confession time….I have not been faithful to my blog lately…hmmm…well I thought this is a great time to “hop” back to it…so to speak!!  Our New Stampin’ Up! 2017-2018 is only days away from its release …June 1st to be exact….but we as Demonstrators got to order  a few things early and give you a sneak peak of what is to come.  Boy oh boy!!!  You are going to LOVE this new catalog!  My wish list is just wayyyyy too long!  So here are just a few of my favorites…remember this is only a sneak peek…there is so much more to come!!
My first favorite of course is the Daisy Delight Stamp Set, bundles with the Daisy Punch….a must have!!  It coordinates with the most Beautiful Designer Paper , Delightful Daisy  as well as the Faceted Gems which are also part of this Delightful Daisy Suite!  Check it out….
Such a sweet and simple card…my kind of card!!  Notice the pretty little Faceted Gems…they are new and come in clear and gold….but I used copper foil paper so I colored my clear gem in with a brown sharpie marker and Viola!! behold a copper faceted gem!!
So I love this Delightful daisy so much…I continued on with another New Stamp Set….This Little Piggy…isn’t he cute? 

I did a little fussy cutting…taking one of the daisies from the DSP for the little piggy to hold and I cut the little piggy himself out from Shimmery White Cardstock after water coloring him in with a New InColor Powder Pink!  Shimmery White is my favorite for any kind of water coloring…it just blends and flows…love it!!  Notice the background Designer Paper…another Sneak Peek called Wood Textures Designer Paper Stack…I can’t get enough of that DSP!!

And finally my last sample for the day…came right from the New Catalog… I just held a DIVA DAY for brand new Stampin Up! Demonstrators that have joined my Group along with their uplines.  This is a fabulous Day of Stamping and Pampering with along with lovely lunch.  In the afternoon we always do a “big” project and this time they got to make an awesome Delightful Daisy Bouquet …that I ‘CASED” from the catalog!

So cute!!  And notice…the Faceted Gems on Clear and Delightful Daisy DSP wrapped around the jar…held in place by Crushed Curry Ribbon.

Here is a close up of the Daisies and the Faceted Gems!
Well that's it for me…I hope you enjoyed my portion of the Sneak Peek Blog Hop from the Grand Vacation Achievers Group.  Check out the all the talented demonstrators on this hop!!  You wont be disappointed!

And if you would like your own copy of our New 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalog…just email me and I will pop one in the mail for you!  You will love it!!  Happy Hopping!!

until next time…..
Take care and Happy Stampin!!
Renee Red heart