Friday, September 12, 2014

More Blendabilities!

Have I told you how much I love our new Blendability markers?! I feel like a little girl again with a fresh coloring book and a new box of crayons... only better! Here's another one I created a few weeks ago.

I can't stay to chat... there are more cards to color!

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Thinking of So Many...

On Patriot's Day, there are so many that we are thinking of... may we all always remember.

I may have been absent from my blog, but I HAVE been stamping! I've got so many cards to show... and to keep it simple, I'm not going to blather on and on about what I used. You're all smart cookies - it's mostly obvious what I used! If you ever have a question, please just ask!!

I will say, however, that I did use the new Blendabilities marker for this cute little guy. I just love these markers - have you gotten yours yet?! Oh, and there's a Candy Dot in the middle of the flower.


Thursday, July 3, 2014


I think I've already mentioned (maybe even more than once) that the new Blendabilities markers are one of my very favorite products in the new catalog!! Well, the wait is over!! You can now purchase a select assortment of these fun new alcohol-based markers - the full line will be available on August 1st. Click on the flyer below to see full details.

It is recommended to use these on our Whisper White paper, and you'll want to grab a Memento Ink Pad (item #132708, $5.95) to prevent bleeding. Order yours today, and you'll fall in love with them too!


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Designer Series Paper Sale!

During the month of July, when you buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper, you get 1 more pack at my favorite price - FREE!

This is a perfect chance to stock up on your new favorites! You can see the eligible packs on page 186-187 of our new catalog, or shop online here (Specialty DSP and DSP Stacks are not included in this sale).

Happy shopping!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014


I had a workshop last night and then today I spend some time at my stamp desk. Ahhhhhhh! Felt great!! Here's a fun card I made that was super simple - I love it when I fall in love with a simple card!

This is the Pleasant Poppies background stamp on our new Mossy Meadow 2014-2016 In Color. I am really enjoying all of the new In Colors - they are SO rich and beautiful! For the sentiment, I used the Six-Sided Sampler and combined a couple of the stamps.

So good to be back at my stamping desk!!

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Bargain Basement!

Updated August 9, 2016

Time for me to purge my stamping supplies and offer some terrific bargains on Stampin' Up!'s retired items! Please note these guidelines when shopping:

  • If you see something you would like to have, please e-mail me to see if it is still available and to inquire about the price. I remove items from the list after I receive payment.
  • Everything is in great condition and I can certainly text/email a photo if desired. 
  • I have not listed any prices. Please let me know what you are interested in and we can negotiate the price. In general, I give a 50% discount on NEW items and a bit more on used items, depending on condition. The more you buy, the higher the discount.
  • I accept payment via PayPal on a "first pay, first serve" policy. 
  • Prices quoted do NOT include shipping, which will be through USPS Priority Mail. Shipping prices will be quoted on a case-by-case basis depending on what size box I need to use. 
  • Please know that I cannot sell outside of the United States.

Happy Shopping!

Stamp Sets
Hostess - Banner Greetings, 2 of 6 mounted, wood
Hostess – Floral Wings, brand new, photopolymer
Hostess - Hello There, 2 of 6 mounted, wood
Hostess - Life’s Adventure, only 1 of 5 mounted, wood
Hostess – Nuts About You, brand new, wood
Hostess – Six Sayings, 3 of 6 mounted, wood
SAB - A Happy Thing, 4 of 4 mounted, wood
SAB – Banner Blast, brand new, wood
SAB - Best Day Ever, Photopolymer
SAB - Big Day, 5 of 5 mounted, wood
SAB – Botanicals for You, brand new, wood
SAB - For Being You, 3 of 4 mounted, wood
SAB – Hello, brand new, wood
SAB – See Ya Later, brand new, wood, 2 available (both new)
SAB – What I Love, Photopolymer
SAB – You Brighten My Day, brand new, wood
A Fitting Occasion, clear
A Round Array, clear
Age Awareness, Photopolymer
Balloon Bash, Photopolymer
Beautiful Birthday, old box, 1 of 1 mounted, wood
Bountiful Border, brand new, photopolymer
Boutique Borders, Photopoloymer (no case)
Boys Will Be Boys, 2 of 7 mounted, wood
Bring on the Cake, set of 2 boxes, 7 of 13 mounted, wood
Broadsheet Alphabet, clear
Chalk Lines, Photopolymer
Cheerful Christmas, 5 of 6 mounted, wood
Cheerful Critters, Photopolymer
Ciao, Baby!, old box, 4 of 7 mounted, wood
Class of 2015, 1 of 1 mounted, wood
Color Me Christmas, clear
Daydream Medallions, clear
Draw the Line, brand new, Photopolymer
Endless Wishes, no box, Photopolymer
Epic Alphabet, brand new, Photopolymer
Feeling Sentimental, brand new, wood
Flowerfull Heart, 1 of 1 mounted, wood
Four Frames, clear
Four You, clear
From My Heart, clear
Get Your Santa On, Photopolymer
Gratuitous Graffiti, no box, 1 of 1 mounted, wood
Halloween Hello, 9 of 9 mounted, wood
Hearts a Flutter, clear
Hello Life, Photopolymer
Hello Lovely, brand new, wood
Hey Valentine, 3 of 4 mounted, wood
Hi There, brand new, wood
Hodgepodge Happiness, clear
Honeycomb Hello, 6 of 15 mounted, wood
Kind Koala, 1 of 1 mounted, wood
Lacy & Lovely, clear
Love Is Kindness, 1 of 1 mounted, wood
Love You More, 3 of 5 mounted, wood
Magical Season, clear (set of 1)
Memorable Moments, clear
Merry Everything, 2 of 5 mounted, wood
Merry Little Christmas, 3 of 3 mounted, wood
Notable Alphabet, set of 2 boxes, 5 of 30 mounted, wood
Oh, Goodie!, 1 of 4 mounted, wood
Perfect Blend, 3 of 3 mounted, wood
Perfect Pennants, 8 of 10 mounted, wood
Postage Due, clear
Santa’s List, 1 of 3 mounted, wood
Six-Sided Sampler, 3 of 11 mounted, wood
So Very Grateful, 2 of 5 mounted, wood
Spencerian Alphabet Lower, brand new, clear
Sweets for the Sweet, clear (only 1 used)
Tag It, 2 of 6 mounted, wood
Tags 4 You, 4 of 5 mounted, wood
Tap Tap Tap, 8 of 8 mounted, wood
Tape It, all mounted, wood
Thankful, brand new, wood
Today & Everyday, 1 of 3 mounted, wood
Vivid Vases, 1 of 1 mounted, wood
What’s Up?, 1 of 8 mounted, wood
Yippee-Skippee!, 6 of 6 mounted, wood
You're a Gem, clear

Stampin' Around Wheels:
Stampin' Around Jumbo Handle
Baby Tees Jumbo Wheel, new
Very Vintage Jumbo Wheel, new

In Color Collections:
Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist
Ink pads
Some ribbon (Lost Lagoon & Blackberry Bliss)
2 NEW packages of assorted cardstock

Scallop Circle (old style)
Chevron Border
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border
Postage Stamp
Scallop Trim Border
What’s Up

Big Shot Accessories:
Textured Impressions Embossing Folders:
Alphabet Press
Cloudy Day (new in package)
Needlepoint Border (set of 2)
Stylish Stripes
Tiny Triangles (new in package)
Vine Street (new in package)

Sweet Buttons

Circle Card

Hearts a Flutter

Finishing Touches
Large Scallop

Spiral Flower
Bear Bigz
Beary Essentials Bigz
Beautiful Butterflies
Circles Scallop #2,
Clear Large Scallop Square Bigz
Clear Telephone & Address Card Bigz
Holiday Stocking (new in package)
Mini Milk Carton
Perfect Pennants

Undefined Stamp Carving Kit
Epic Day Washi Tape
Stack & Store Caddy

Pop & Place Holiday Gift Tags bundle (Photopolymer stamp set with partially used booklet of tags)

Friday, May 16, 2014


Yes, it's me... Been a long time, but the new Blendabilities markers are re-igniting my passion for stamping! I can't wait til they are released next month with the new catalog... Here is a card I created with them already.

In addition, if you haven't seen the listing of retired products, the links are below. Many items are already sold out, so if you see something available, jump on it quick!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sending Good Thoughts!

It's time for Spring Break! And the Forces are off on another adventure... so I'm going to leave you with some GOOD THOUGHTS!

I made this with my new Texture Boutique Embossing Machine - love that lil' thing!!

Have a fantastic break!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Tag Punch Treats

Here's another idea for your Valentine Treats - (as if the monsters aren't cute enough?!)

These were made with the new Scalloped Tag Topper Punch ($22.95, item #133324 in the current seasonal catalog). SUPER simple! These were sized for a Ghirardelli's chocolate, so the Whisper White cardstock is 6-1/4" x 2" (they can't be any wider than 2" in order to fit into the punch). I scored at 3" and at 3-1/4".

Whip a bunch out for YOUR Valentines!

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Pink Heart Valentine

Here's a more traditional Valentine, done in pinks with a touch of black to make it pop. The heart is from the Whole Lot of Love promotion - the Flowerful Heart stamp. I blinged it up a bit with some Dazzling Diamonds, but that may not show up much in the photo.

This is another one that wold easily lend itself to a birthday or anniversary card.


Friday, January 31, 2014

Elegant Valentine

Here's an elegant Valentine that makes me think of my mom. :o) The colors are Cherry Cobbler Coredinations (and sanded a bit for the antique look), Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, and a touch of Crumb Cake.


Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Polkadot Valentine

Not exactly typical Valentine colors, but a fun card none-the-less! This paper is from the Sale-a-Bration brochure, and so is the texture folder! Gotta love free stuff!

The sentiment is from Yippee Skippee!


Monday, January 27, 2014

Pink & Gray Valentine

Here's another one that I really like - the softness of the pink and gray is perfect for a Valentine!

The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, but is easily interchangeable for an anniversary or birthday.


Friday, January 24, 2014


Hopefully, you've been thinking about Valentines?! I have - here is one of several that I will show you over the next few days.

This one uses Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, and some Red Glitter paper. This is one of my favorite color combinations because it is always so striking! The stamp is from Perfect Pennants in the new Occasions catalog. Perfect for a Valentine!


Friday, January 10, 2014

FREE Markers With Paper Pumpkin!

Now is a G-R-E-A-T time to sign up for Paper Pumpkin! In addition to getting a beautiful box full of wonderful stamping supplies each month, from now through February 10th, Stampin' Up! will include a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Markers ($14.95 value) with each new subscription!

Not familiar with Paper Pumpkin? Here's the nitty-gritty:

  • Each month, Stampin' Up! will send you a unique, surprise kit to complete a project... it could be cards, journals, decor, or something else!  The best part is that they have color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories - everything you need except scissors and adhesive.
  • The kits only take about a half-hour to complete - that's a 30-minute creativity escape!
  • The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive, and it includes a FREE GIFT - a clear acrylic block! You will use this block with the new stamps you receive each month.
  • For my personal Paper Pumpkin subscribers, I also send an inspiration packet each month full of ideas on how else you can use the supplies in your kit. It's just my way of saying thank you by giving you more ideas!
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is only $19.95 per month!  ...and that INCLUDES shipping!
  • There's no commitment - you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at any time.  You can also skip a month if you need to.
And remember! If you sign up before February 10th, you will ALSO receive the FREE set of markers mentioned above! Can't beat that! Click on the flyer below for full details:

Sign up today by visiting If you would like to receive my inspiration packets each month, be sure to select me as your Demonstrator (Michele Force, Evergreen CO). Let me know if you have any questions!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Too Cute!!

I'm in love with these ADORABLE little Valentine treats!

 And look at their back-sides...!!

 They come in kits that make 18 Valentine treats each - one set for boys (#132162), the other for girls (#132163):

Best part is that they're only $5.95 each! What a bargain! Grab a set of each, a bag of candies, and you're all set for your kids' classroom Valentine parties! Shop Now!