Stampin’ Up! a Blue Lotus Blossom

Lotus Blossom

My hands are in the air and I’m waiving them like I just don’t care! Why? Because this stamp set makes me go cookoo. I have made so many thank you cards in just about every color with the Lotus Blossom and you can earn it FREE!

Blue Blossom

MAGGIE MADE TIPS: Not in cash, but great crafting recommendations.

  • Fear NO Color. Neve ever fear a color or think that a gorgeous flower can’t be stamped in blue! Each month I make thank you notes for ALL my customers, friends, strangers and I use every single color in my inventory! This FREE Sale-a-bration stamp set is the most perfect stamp I have ever seen that can be stamped with every color imaginable. So, go on and stamp your heart out with every single color in your stash!

EARN IT FREE. I’ve broken it down for you below to make it easy to earn this stamp set FREE. All you have to do is purchase all the needed products listed at the very bottom because during Sale-a-bration you earn FREE product with every $50 order (before tax/shipping). You have so many choices and you can see the brochure here and the added product here. But this special offer ends March 31st. Get it while it’s still available.

OPEN MEMBERSHIP FOR HOBBY STAMPERS!  Take your passion for stamping and Stampin’ Up! products to a new level when you purchase the Sale-A-Bration $99 Starter Kit and join Stampin’ Up thru me HERE (plus gain access to the Pals Virtual Community.   Choose up to $125 in products (that’s $26 in free products) and the starter kit ships free for another 10% savings.

SALE-A-BRATION STARTER KIT BONUS:  During Sale-A-Bration, you’ll also get your choice of two FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts OR one FREE Occasions Project kit.  Free options HERE.  Ends March 31.  Four new Sale-A-Bration gift choices added today (March 1).

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Pals Blog Hop: Hello Occasions

Welcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin’ Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this month – the Occasions catalog. You may also see new Sale-a-bration products too. If you don’t know how to earn free Sale-a-bration products – contact your Stampin’ Up! demonstrator to learn more.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.

Valentine's Love

The Occasions/Sale-a-bration Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack is by far, hands down the number one DSP to use for ALL your Valentine’s Day project needs! It’s the only one I’ve used and I’ve already ordered two more packs.

I measured four times and cut once (in small segments) to create the spaced out look. For the letters I used my ever “other” so favorite Little Letters Thinlits Dies. This is one of those sets that I know I’ll keep forever and ever…even after retirement (not my retirement, but the letters. LOL)

The next stop is Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I’ll see you next month.

  1. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Jane Knudsen at
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell’s Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery’s Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadller at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon



Beautiful Lotus Blossom


The Lotus Blossom Photopolymer Stamp Set is simply stunning! It’s a three-step stamp process and you only have to use ONE color! However, I used two colors on this beauty and another one below.

UPDATE: I’ve received many requests on the colors I used for the Lotus Blossom above. This is how I did it.

Step 1: Stamp #1 with Blackberry Bliss and do not stamp it off to the side. It’s what will give it the rich dark color.
Step 2: Stamp #2 with Blackberry Bliss, stamp it on a scrap twice with mild pressure both times. It’ll change the color completely.
Step 3: Stamp #3 with Rich Razzleberry, stamp it with firm pressure once.

If you don’t get it right the first time adjust the pressure.

This is a FREE set during Sale-a-bration (starts Jan. 6th) and oh boy it’s so stunning. I’ll be showing it off on my Jan. 6th workshop too! I’m a blossom card-making fool…I just can’t stop stamping it. HA!

Lotus Blossom

Lotus Blossom

Lotus Blossom

The color mix possibilities to this set are endless. Get it for FREE when you make any $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration. Didn’t get your Occasions Catalog or Sale-a-bration Brochure? What ya waiting on? Click HERE to get your copy now!


  • Making quick cards when short on time (sounds familiar right) is easy with layering. Use a color that matches the ink and boom…there you have it – ALL DONE!


I wish you all had a very wonderful Christmas and you spent time with family and friends. We had our wonderful Christmas Eve dinner with King Crab Legs, Pot Roast, and all the trimmings. These last two weeks of the year are my favorite because it feels like two whole weeks of celebrating. Even if I have to go to work for a few days. LoL.

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Sale-A-Bration Is Coming Soon!

Yesterday was the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalog premiere and I couldn’t help but think about all the wonderful ideas I’m going to bring to you! The new amazing product is going to knock your socks off…it’s a promise not a threat…LOL.

Tomorrow I will bring you a sneak peek into what I was given and oh boy I get dizzy because I want to put every sketch inside my brain on camera for you right now! Okay, just kidding, I’m not dizzy, I’m just super excited.


Here’s a peek at the Occasions catalog that will run from January 6 – June 2, 2015. I’m itching all over to show you the entire product line, but I’m pulling my hair out because I can’t show it to you right now.

SABHowever, take one sweet long look at this sweet little Sale-A-Bration cover, which will run from January 6 – March 31, 2015. My regular customers do not need to fill out the form because you will automatically receive both catalogs the moment they are in my hands.

However, if you do not have a demonstrator and you want them click here to get them mailed to you.


Besides getting to see some really AWESOME product…it was an even bigger treat to hang out with a few of my Circle of Pals. We are a virtual community of demonstrators that share more than just a hobby.
Our up-lines, down-lines, and side-lines are very active in OUR success. We then take that success and pass it down to YOU!
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