#447 – Hononegah Woman’s Art Fair – August 20, 2018

Yesterday was the Hononegah Woman’s Art Fair at Settler’s Park in Rockton, IL.  We had a great spot off the Rock River.

 There were a variety of vendors sharing their artistic talents.

I even brought home a little treasure to brighten our front flower bed.

We even had some fun guests stop by!



I have several hundred cards ready to go for any occasion.

New Customer Rewards System
(Note these are all cards, using retired stamp sets, papers, etc., but still great cards)

*Attend a class and choose one card of your choice
*Bring a guest to class that has never stamped with me before and both you and your guest get five cards of your choice.
*Place a stamp order at class.  For each $10 increment (net) that you order, you can choose one hand-stamped card.  Ex:  Place a $100 net order and choose 10 cards.
*I will also have retired cards for sale.  $3 each or 4 for $10

This Week
Fri., 8/24 – 10 am to Noon – My Home in Roscoe
StampaStack – Make 12 cards (six designs/two each)
Cost:  $25 or $20 for club members or Stampahowlic teammates

Today’s winner is:  Anne Hill  (email me at:  w8mn@charter.net     to confirm that I have your correct address.  Thank you!)

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I do not think I would enjoy driving near as much without my radio.  Love my music!!!

#445 – Stamp Camp – August 19, 2019


Your SU demonstrators are ready to help you have a great morning!  Over 75 accumulated SU years among all of us!!!

Back Row/L-R:  Janice Weightman, Lisa Lange, Cindy Pietrowski
Front Row/L-R:  Paula Clevenger, Lori Marcantonio

I will walk you through a day at Stamp Camp, so you can experience it virtually if you were not there.


My husband Paul checks you in at registration.  You filll out your door prize slip and grab a water bottle.


There are five tables of retired merchandise.  Lots of great deals!

Just a few of the inspirational displays.

Paula Clevenger brought her “Blended Seasons” display.  It is a fun bundle available this month only.  You can order it as a bundle, or order just the stamp set, framelits or watercolor pencils.

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Fellow demonstrator, Chris Wedell brought her card kit displays.  The catalog does not do these kits justice.

Twelve make and takes.

Sitting Pretty Beach Card – Lisa Lange


Beautiful Promenade Card – Inspired by swap card received by B.J. Peters


Little Twinkle card by Lori Marcantonio (Inspired by SU)


Blended Season Card – Lori Marcantonio (Inspired by card created by Laura Milligan)

Springtime Impressions Thinlits – Inspired by swap card received from Lynne Feldkamp)

Tropical Chic – Inspired by a swap card received from Kim Williams


All the Good – Inspired by a swap card received by Natalie Travis


Time for Tea Packet Created by Lisa Lange


P.S. You’re the Best – Inspired by a swap card received from Stella MacKay


Blended Seasons Bundle – Lori Marcantonio (Inspired by Mary Fish)


Broadway Bound DSP – Inspired by a swap card received from Sandy Carlson


Abstract Impressions Card – Created by Lisa Lange

Lots of door prizes during the morning! Great music and conversations with friends.
Gifts for those who sign up for the next stamp camp at the current event!

Click here to register for the Oct. 27, 2018 Stamp Camp in Huntley, IL


Stampers having a fun morning, “Making the world a better place, one card at a time”.

Winner for today’s drawing:  Carol Busby
Happy Mail is coming your way!

Thank you for your support throughout the year.  YOU are what makes my job fun!

#444 – Paper Pumpkin – August 18, 2018


This cute notecard was created by Cindy Pietrowski.  It is an alternative idea for the July Paper Pumpkin kit.  There are several Facebook groups that share creative ideas for the monthly Paper Pumpkin kits, outside of the suggested samples.  I LOVE the kits!  They are a no-brainer; you just sit down and create.  You can do what is suggested in the instructions, or you can make your own creation using your supplies.

Click here if you want to see a sneak peek of the August 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Click here for more information about Paper Pumpkin

Today is Stamp Camp in Huntley.  I will share pictures on here tomorrow!

The winner for today is…Barbe Hurd Powell
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Today is…

If you are looking for a forever four-legged friend, then today is the day.  Adoption fees are waived.  We have three fur-babies, but my heart melts a little every time I see a pet that is looking for a loving home.  Best wishes to all of the shelters across the country on a successful day!!!

#443 – Accented Blooms – August 17, 2018

I received this lovely card from Lisa Lange.  She use “Accented Blooms” (pg. 19).  She used the Stampin’ Blends (pg. 205) to color the card.  I love the bright, cheerful colors!

Click here to visit Lisa at her blog

Here is a sneak peek of one of our make and takes for the Stamp Camp on Saturday.
It uses the “Tropical Chic” bundle (pg. 121).  I was inspired by a swap card I received from Kim Williams.  She does beautiful work!!!


June Bug came over for a visit last evening while her mom worked on her bridal shower thank you notes.  June got to experience cheese cake bites for the first time. They were a hit!


Growing up with a mom  who makes cards for a living, you learn to write thank you notes ASAP.

Winner for today’s drawing is: Susan Corsello
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All “Happy Mail” went out up to date yesterday!!!

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Fun Holiday – Thrift Shop Day. August 17 is Thrift Shop Day. It is a perfect holiday for those of you who like a good bargain and are a fan of old, vintage items. Matisse never pays full price for anything.  She is one of the best bargain shoppers you will ever find!  I’m always impressed by her treasures, whether it is home decor, clothes for June or a new purse!


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