Saturday, May 30, 2009


Stampin' Up! will be announcing the "Last Chance List" on June 1st. The In Colors will be among the retiring items. Items on the list will go very quickly, especially the In Color products. If you want to stock up on them before they are no longer available, email me: or post a comment below or shop online through my demonstrator website. There are so many products with the beautiful In Colors: paper, ink, ink refills, ribbon, corduroy buttons & button bouquet, Designer Series Paper & Simply Scrappin' Kits.

Also, if you place an order with me I will give you 10% off your order of $50 or more (before tax & s/h).

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion
Dates: June 1-30, 2009
Promotion Details:
The Summer Fun Hostess Bonus Promotion has two parts:
Hostesses who hold a $250-$399.99 workshop will receive an additional $20 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
Hostesses who hold a $400 or more workshop will receive an additional $40 in hostess free merchandise dollars.
Want to hold a workshop to take advantage of this promotion? You may also have a catalog workshop which is when you collect orders without holding an in-home workshop but still receive the hostess benefits. Feel free to email me to set either of these up:

Tuesday, May 26, 2009


The above cards were made by my three kids and I promised them I would proudly display them on my blog. The yellow card was made by Timothy, almost 9 years old. The purple card
was made by Grace, 10 years old. Last but not least, the red card was made by Max, 6 years old. He gave it to his Daddy as you can read on the inside of his card. They all were very good students and really didn't need much direction at all. It just goes to show that stamping is fun for all ages!

Friday, May 22, 2009

My Birthday Special For You : )

Today is my birthday! Woohoo! I want to celebrate by offering some cool deals!

1. 10 % off orders of $50!

2. 15% off orders of $75!

3. 20% off orders of $100 or more!

4. If you spend $150 or more you receive a free stamp set & $15 free catalog merchandise of your choosing!

5. Buy the Big Shot or the Big Shot Starter Kit and I will give you a free die (value of $19.95 or under) plus you'll still receive the 15% or 20% off, depending on which you choose.

Please make my birthday extra special and take advantage of these fantastic offers! Email me with your order & any questions:

Thursday, May 21, 2009

I Have 10 More Days................. convince you why you need to take advantage of this incredible offer!

Here are my Top Ten reasons:

1. An amazing value
2. Amazing products
3. Customize your own kit
4. Get 30% off your first order of $150 or more
5. Get 20% off all future orders
6. Join to make money or to save money on your own orders (or both!)
7. Get sneak peeks of upcoming product before its available to customers
8. Be able to pre-order product at a a discount
9. Make new friends who enjoy the same hobby as you
10.Join my team and work with me! (Isn't that incentive enough?! )

Have I gotten you thinking about it more seriously now? Have questions?
Email me! I'd love to discuss it with you :-)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Tribute to the Greatest Mother, Mary Elizabeth Cardis DiBella

The woman who I called Mom holding the precious baby girl who made me a mom. Although my mom isn't here physically, she is with me in my heart and on my mind every single day. I think of her several times a day. I wonder what she would say in certain situations, what advice she would offer. I think of how she would laugh at my kids and their cute antics. I think of what it would be like if she was here, enjoying being a grandmother to all her adorable grandchildren. I miss her beauty, her wisdom, her incredible faith. I miss her. No other person can replace her, as there was and is no one like her. I strive to be the woman she was and I have very big shoes to fill. I fall short of it very often but at least I have her incredible example to emulate. My daughter, Grace, in the above photo reminds me of her. Not in looks but in spirit. Mom was with me through my journey to be a mother, which was no easy road. Michael and I lost two babies to stillbirth. Grace was truly our miracle, born 8 weeks early. My parents and Michael's parents were the only family besides us who were allowed in the NICU. The four of them were our support and took our places to be with Grace when I needed to rest or Michael was at work. Six long weeks later, Grace came home. Fifteen months later, after a perfect pregnancy, we welcomed Timothy into the world and then three years after that, Max, our final child. Max came a year after Mom died. He looks just like her which is an incredible gift in my eyes. Today is one of the most important days for a daughter, remembering a beloved mother, and also for the children I have been so blessed with. It is also a day for me to honor my beautiful mother-in-law, Celeste. She truly is a second mother to me. She, like my mom, is full of love, kindness, wisdom and beauty inside and out. Its natural and an honor to call her Mom too. To be so fortunate to have two such women in my life is a treasure. I thank the Lord for the family He has given me.

I miss you immensely Mom but I know that you are truly happy in our Father's Heavenly Kingdom enjoying all your angel grandchildren and loved ones who have also gone home. I look forward to when we will all be together again. Thank you for showing me your unconditional love while you were here with us.

Mary Elizabeth Cardis DiBella May 7 1937 - April 21, 2002