August 17th, 2019 by SMKal
Join the Fun!

If you’ve been thinking about becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, now’s the perfect time to join! From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit (pay $99 and choose $155 worth of products in starter kit). THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. Click the JOIN STAMPIN’ UP! button on my website, and become a demonstrator today!

I would love to have you join my team of Spreading Sunshine Stampers!

Wild Rose Birthday Card

June 24th, 2019 by SMKal

I love this new stamp set from the 2019-2020 Annual Catalog called To A Wild Rose!

Sold individually or as a Bundle (10% Savings with the Bundle) the stamp set includes 3 overlapping images to create the beautiful “DistINKtive” rose and includes several large script words and phrases. Such a beautiful set. The Wild Rose Dies complete the bundle with outlines to crop the rose and leaves, along with a large label and decorative element.

Wild Rose Dies

The sentiment was stamped with Highland Heather ink onto a label punched using the Story Label Punch. Behind that I used the Wild Rose Dies to cut the Tranquil Tide larger label. You will see the decorative element die used on the inside of my card.

I pulled in the retired Needle & Thread stamp set for my inside greeting and Humming Along for my front sentiment. If you are like me, even though a set retires, you will still continue to stamp with it.

I hope you enjoyed this card – I think if you give the To A Wild Rose stamp set a try you will absolutely love it as much as I do.

Thank you for stopping by.

Sending you sunshine and smiles,


tams# 34597
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Panda Celebration

June 3rd, 2019 by SMKal

The Party Panda’s are here to report that June 4th our new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog will go live! If you don’t have your catalog yet let me know and I’ll get one out to you.

Yes, this cute little guy was made with retired products, but I still think they are super cute and fun to use. The Party Panda stamp set was from Sale A Bration earlier this year.

I mean, how cute is this little guy? 😀

So, on to the serious stuff. Online ordering will be down Tuesday morning until Noon Mountain Time (which is 11am here in California). When placing orders this month, be sure to include the Host Code HPX6KSPB if your order is under $150, and you’ll qualify for a free gift from me.

Ok, get those wish lists ready – you can also view the new annual catalog from the catalog tab on my website, under the shop now tab.

Ok, get those wish lists ready – you can also view the new annual catalog from the catalog tab on my website, under the shop now tab.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sending you sunshine and smiles,


New Discounts on Select Last Chance Items

May 30th, 2019 by SMKal

StampinUp has just DISCOUNTED select retiring items! Get them before your favorites are gone. You may have already received your new 2019-2020 catalog from me – if your favorites aren’t in there, you only have a few days left to snatch them up.

Humming Along

Humming Along

Speaking of items about to retire, this beautiful bundle called Humming Along from the Occasions Catalog will be gone soon too. (The Designer Paper background is retired DSP from Sale-a-Bration)

Thanks for stopping by.

Sending you smiles and sunshine,

Everything is Rosy

May 5th, 2019 by SMKal

I hope you’re ready for a ray of sunshine in your life, because the Everything Is Rosy Product Medley is here! This exclusive, limited-time collection of coordinating, petal-packed products has everything you need to let your creativity bloom.

Limited Edition – May 2019 Only – While supplies last

Such a beautiful celebration of Spring – this Medley of products has papers, stamps, dies, labels, foil sheets and more – with beautiful Rose Gold Accents.

Click HERE for printable PDF

Thanks for stopping by – remember this is a limited edition product medley only during the month of May 2019 – while supplies last.

Sending you sunshine and smiles,


Paper Pumpkin Fun

March 4th, 2019 by SMKal

Have you heard? Paper Pumpkin is about to turn 6 years old! Wow, hard to believe I have treated myself to 30 minutes of creativity and a fun new project every month for the past 6 years. I LOVE my Paper Pumpkin Subscription, and here are just a few reasons why:

  • Surprise project arrives on my doorstep every month
  • Super great value at $20/month – I get a new stamp set in every box, an ink spot (or sometimes 2!), pre-cut and scored cards stock, die cuts, accessories, embellishments, adhesives, everything I need except my favorite pair of paper snips.
  • First kit in your subscriptions also includes a clear acrylic block
  • StampinUp provides a free downloadable stamp case insert with stamp images.
  • Each box has printed instructions with photos.
  • Every once in awhile it will be a project other than cards – always a surprise (calendar kit, photo album, home decor)
  • Colors are always StampinUp colors so I can make more projects with my own supplies, and know that it will all coordinate.
  • StampinUp always provides a how to video to show the contents and process.
  • If you want to make more after completing the kit, refills are available (to subscribers only).
  • Sometimes I just don’t have the time to sit and create my own projects, StampinUp’s Paper Pumpkin does the thinking for me! I love that.

Here are a couple of the cards from February’s Kit -there is also a 3rd design.

Here is a sample of the inserts they provide every month on – the pdf is sized perfectly to fit in our stamp cases.

To celebrate 6 years of Paper Pumpkin Fun and to thank everyone who supports Paper Pumpkin month after month, StampinUp is offering a specially-designed March kit and a FREE STAMP SET. Oh, yes. You read that right. In March, you will receive TWO stamp sets with your Paper Pumpkin kit. So get your subscription started today! Last day to subscribe and still receive the March kit is March 10th.

Other Reminders:

Sale A Bration continues through March 31st. New items are now available – see the Sale A Bration page under Promotions section.

The March Host Code is 4U2ZT4NR – and my Host Gift this month is the Double Stitched Daffodil Delight Ribbon – so pretty, and perfect for spring cards.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sending you sunshine & smiles,

Needlepoint Nook Suite

February 23rd, 2019 by SMKal

Have you taken a look at the Needlepoint Nook Suite of products on pages 38 and 39 of the Occasions Catalog?

It is filled with delicate, beautiful details. I especially love the paper piercing die in the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies – so pretty! I combined it with the Stitched Labels Framelits (page 220 Annual Catalog) for my focal point.

“Stitched Labels” and “Needlepoint Elements” Framelits

I paired Flirty Flamingo with Old Olive ink for my stamping, and stamped off the flower two extra times for shade variance. This stamp set is a photopolymer “DistINKtive” set – giving it great detail.

The coordinating Framelits will crop out most of the images in the set, although I didn’t use them on this card.

I think you’ll love using this stamp set!
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Thanks for stopping by!

Sending you sunshine and smiles,


Hello Cupcake :-D

February 6th, 2019 by SMKal

Wouldn’t you love to receive a giant cupcake in the mail? Hello Cupcake is one of the most popular items in the Sale A Bration brochure, that you can earn as a FREE GIFT from Stampin Up! with a $50 order.

I chose to use Real Red cardstock as my card base – for a Crumb Cake cupcake with dark chocolate frosting in Soft Suede.

I repeated the cupcake on the inside of the card too.

If you would like to get this fun stamp set FREE, place an order of at least $50 from my online store (anything from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, or even the clearance rack!).

Be sure to use the FEBRUARY 2019 HOST CODE: 
4NBCGDWH this month to also qualify for my February Thank You Gift – Sweet Pins & Tags from the Occasions Catalog (page 15).

I think you will love using this stamp set. AND…. you will see a fun new product coming in March that coordinates with this set. Just a teaser for now, but hint hint – it will eliminate the need to fussy cut.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sending you sunshine and smiles,


tams# 30120

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Hello Cupcake Photopolymer Stamp Set

Hello Cupcake Photopolymer Stamp Set [149714]

Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Real Red 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock [102482]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock [100730]

Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad

Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad [147084]

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad

Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad [147116]

Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad

Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad [147115]

Stampin' Dimensionals

Stampin’ Dimensionals [104430]

One For All Thank You Card

January 27th, 2019 by SMKal
Januuary 2019 Thank You card for December Customer Orders

The stamp set “One For All” in the Annual Catalog has 4 great all purpose images you will love.

For this card I used Rich Razzleberry as my card base to showcase the beautiful Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper. Aren’t those big florals beautiful?

My focal image/sentiment is all one stamp – the Thank You and vines framing it are all on the same stamp – I love that. Quick and easy!

A few small strips of ribbon behind the sentiment to pull in the Coastal Cabana color from the DSP finishes the card of nicely.

Other News and Promotions happening now:

Sale A Bration! Now through March 31, 2019

Now through March 31, 2019 you can earn free items from the Sale A Bration Brochure for every $50 product order, there are no limits. All orders count (Occasions Catalog, Annual Catalog, Clearance Rack, Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions…)

Paper Pumpkin

Did you know that you can earn Sale A Bration Rewards by purchasing a prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription? Pretty cool. Even if you are already a subscriber, change to a 3 month or more prepaid and you’ll earn rewards, then it will revert back to monthly automatically.

Every Paper Pumpkin kit is uniquely created by Stampin’ Up! designers and concept artists. This video below gives an inside look at the creative process and what goes into developing a Paper Pumpkin kit. To receive February’s kit, be sure to subscribe by February 10th.

New Cling Stamps!

Our new cling stamps feature the same quality rubber stamps you’ve always loved and they now come with highly adhesive image labels. The benefit is that they will cling like crazy to clear blocks so you don’t have to worry about your stamp image shifting or falling off of the block. Cling stamps make stamping easy.

If you need a catalog or I can answer any questions, please let me know.

Thanks for stopping by,

Sending you sunshine and smiles,


Below are links to all supplies used on my card, found in my online store.

tams# 29639

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One For All Clear-Mount Stamp Set

One For All Clear-Mount Stamp Set [146655]

Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Rich Razzleberry 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock [115316]

Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad

Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad [147091]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock [100730]

Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper

Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper [146894]

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

Layering Circle Framelits Dies [141705]

Big Shot

Big Shot [143263]

Sycamore Street Ribbon Button Pack

Sycamore Street Ribbon Button Pack [130812]

Lovely Lattice (FREE during Sale-A-Bration)

January 6th, 2019 by SMKal

Sale A Bration has started and it is my favorite StampinUp promotion every year. The Lovely Lattice stamp set used above is one of the choices you can earn FREE with a $50 purchase. This stamp set does not have any sentiments, I combined other stamp sets on my cards.

I used the rich color Tranquil Tide as my card base with matching ribbon. To color the image I did some simple water-coloring with my ink pads and an Aqua Painter brush.

The sentiments are from two different stamp sets, both are new in the 2019 Occasions Catalog – Amazing Life and Humming Along.

January is full of new products and choices with both the Occasions Catalog and Sale A Bration promotion starting – so fun! If you would like either of the new catalogs sent to you send me an email –

Thanks for stopping by!

Sending you sunshine & smiles,


tams# 28934

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Lovely Lattice Cling Stamp Set

Lovely Lattice Cling Stamp Set [149730]

Humming Along Cling Stamp Set

Humming Along Cling Stamp Set [148758]

Amazing Life Photopolymer Stamp Set

Amazing Life Photopolymer Stamp Set [148750]

Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Tranquil Tide 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock [144246]

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock [100730]

Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad

Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad [147146]

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad [132708]

Tranquil Tide 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon

Tranquil Tide 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon [144136]

Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Rhinestone Basic Jewels [144220]

Aqua Painters

Aqua Painters [103954]

Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad

Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin’ Pad [147052]

Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad

Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad [147087]