Monthly Archives: April 2018

Ink & Share April 2018 Blog Hop


Hi everyone.  Welcome to the Ink & Share Blog Hop for April 2018.  This month we are focusing on the Occasions Catalogue and all the amazing products that are available until May 31, 2018.  Feel free to download a copy of the catalogue by clicking on the image found on the right hand side of my blog.

I found it so hard to choose just one product but I decided on Hold on to Hope bundle and the silver gable boxes.  As I was going through the Occasions catalogue I really liked the box that was pictured below the stamp set bundle.  I decided that I was going to CASE (copy and share everything,) the gift box from the catty and create a coordinating card.

The box and the card were really fun to make and super fast.  I do think if I were to make the set again, I would use the berry burst ribbon on the box too.  What do you think?img_0197

Roll Call

Lisa Kmiec

Laura Kate Mackie

Sandrine Jse

Rhonda Waechter  YOU ARE HERE

Deb Naylor

Sandra Roberts

Joanne Hodge

Ingrid Heijnen-Hermens

Ginger Rabesa

Kirsten Aitchison

Shirley Merker

Linda Handford

Cindy Mitchell-Clark

Karen Pearmain

Tricia Butts

Amy Grendel

Phoebe Borromeo-Carr

Jacqueline Bobeldijk-Schilder

Thanks for “hopping” by.  Please leave me a comment, I love hearing from my visitors.

Share What You Love Early Release


So excited to be able to share this early release with you.  Available May 1 to 31.  Click on the image above to be taken to my Stampin’ Up! webstore.  These products are amazing and I’m thrilled that they’re releasing them a month earlier than the new Annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue.

Some samples of what you can do with this new suite..

The card I made using the Share What You Love suite while at the recent OnStage held in London, where all Stampin’ Up! demonstrators were able to see all the exciting new products coming.

Would love to hear what you think of this new suite, please leave me a comment and share your thoughts.

Coffee Cafe Card and Bag Recipe


As promised, see below for the recipe for the card and gift bag.  I’ve also added a great instructional video from Stampin’ Up! on how to use the gift bag punch board which I found extremely helpful.  A little more helpful had I watched it before doing the first gift bag.. upside down!  So, note to self and others — consider the pattern and which way you want it to be, BEFORE you punch and score. :-/


Product List

Paper Crafting April 2018 Blog Hop


I hope you are enjoying our Coffee Break Blog Hop along with a cup of coffee or tea. I’m hopping with fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from all over the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. You may have arrived from Shirley Merker’s blog. She had a fabulous project!

Today’s hop features the Coffee Break designer series paper (dsp) with coordinating Coffee Cafe stamp set and Coffee Cup framelits. With 12 patterns to select from on 6 double sided sheets, our blog hop projects may or may not include coffee themes. The opposite sides of the dsp usually feature a complimentary pattern like strips, circles or asymmetrical prints that may be used instead of the coffee patterns.

**TIP** The framelits can be used right on the DSP to cut out the perfectly sized small coffee cups — genius!  I hope you’ll come back tomorrow (9:00 am EST,) I’ll be posting the details to make the card and gift bag.

Please add a comment and let me know what you liked about my design.

Thanks for hopping with us. Now click on the next image to zoom to Darla Robert’s blog to see what fun ideas she designed.

Sandra Roberts
Shirley Merker
Rhonda Waechter – YOU ARE HERE
Darla Roberts
Sandy Ward
Melanie Coverston
Anastasia Radloff
Elizabeth Green
Tracey Gouraud
Emilie Poncelet
Sue Kremer
Ginger Rabesa

All the supplies used in my design can be ordered through my online store here

If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I would be happy to have you join my Super Awesome Stampers team. Click my name below to get the conversation started. Thanks!

Attention all shoppers..


To download a PDF of the retiring products from the Occasions Catalogue OCC Retired List-CA

To download a PDF of the retiring products from our 2017/2018 Annual Catalogue AC Retired List-CA

Both catalogues end on May 31, 2018.  All retiring products are available while supplies last.  To access my Stampin’ Up! webstore or to contact me to learn more, click on the image above.