Friday Favorites!!!

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Happy Friday, everyone!!! I’m going to start Friday Favorites for a little fun before the weekend! Each Friday, I’ll share the specials for the day/week/month as well as a few little fun tidbits about me or life. This way we can all have fun and you all can learn a little bit more about me. Not that I’m not an open book already! 🙂

Friday Favorites,

In the month of July & August, sign up with Stampin’ Up and pay just $99!!! You will get an additional $30 in product in your kit meaning you get to pick out $155 in goodies. This can be anything you want!!! Then the next month, you will get a $10 coupon to use on more product that you want!!! If you have any questions at all, reach out to me as I am always happy to chat and answer your questions! Want to get started with this fabulous deal, click here!!!

Throughout the entire month of July, all orders of $50 (increments of $50) will earn a $5 coupon to be used in August. So if your order is $50.25, you will earn $5. If you order is $120, you will earn $10. In August, these can be redeemed on anything you would like, there is no minimum purchase required but it is only offered on product and not shipping and tax.Don’t forget that you will also be earning Laura’s Loyal Stampers Stickers too!!! Click here to start shopping and earning!

Laura’s Friday Favorites this Week: Popcorn! I go on random cravings for popcorn and it happened this week. After this week, it will probably be 6 months to a year before I have more. I’m crazy like that. Seaside Spray! I finally pulled out this new Stampin’ Up In Color to use on a card and I have fallen in love. This color is perfect for sky looks and so much more. I used it a lot with the Above the Clouds Bundle! My Baby is walking! How crazy is that?!?!?! I can’t believe how big she is getting and all of the things she is learning blows my mind. She grabbed a random diaper (clean/unused) and booked it into the kitchen. We had no clue where she was going but just sat back and watched. She took it in there and threw it into the garbage. Mind blown!

Those are my Friday Favorites for the week! Tell me what you are loving or excited about this week in the comments below!!!

Have an amazing weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! Happy Stampin’


Girl’s Night Out Fun!!!

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Oh my goodness! Last Thursday was Girl’s Night Out (and morning out) and I am still on a high from it all. We had so much fun ohhing and ahhhing over the new catalog, sharing ideas, stamping, and of course enjoying treats! If you haven’t seen the New Catalog Products, check them out here!

Girl's Night Out Fun,

I always have intentions to snap photos during the event of everyone but always forget. Once people start arriving, the real fun begins. Catching up on summer plans and picking out new favorite products is always the chatter! Stamping, enjoying Caramel Illini Bars, and picking out prizes is the activity!!! I had a full crowd for both the morning and evening and before I knew it everyone was gone and no pictures were taken. But sooooo much fun was had and that’s all that matters! If you want to check out the cards that we made, click here for one of them and stayed tuned till Monday for the other!

For all of you out there who aren’t local to attend the party, let me know in the comments what your favorite new products are and what you summer plans are!!!! I would love to hear from you!

The top picks at Girl’s Night Out were the Bird Ballad Suite and Magnolia Lane Suite.

This weekend I’m heading over to see my girls in Paris, IL and I can’t wait to party all over again!! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend too! Happy Stampin’


My Baby Is One!!!

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I can’t believe it!!! My Baby is One!!! Little Ziggy has been in our arms for 1 year! It’s crazy! Do you all remember when we called her Ziggy and thought we might forever call her that because it was stuck in our heads? Now it sounds weird to say Ziggy! We had a fabulous Birthday Party over the weekend with theme One In A Melon!

My Baby Is One,

These were actually created with an old Paper Pumpkin Stamp Set. You can check it out here! Paper Pumpkin is super fabulous for having random words and images for using on lots of different projects!

The card base is Real Red. I really went back and forth on whether to use a shade of pink or red. I went with red because I knew I could find that color in paper products, etc. for the party! Next, I stamped the Buffalo Check in Basic Black onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock. I used the Stamparatus for this to get the perfect look and re-stamp it if I missed a spot with the ink. For the watermelon, I fussy cut them out after stamping them! Then I added 1 flat and 1 with Stampin’ Dimensionals! The greeting was stamped from another Paper Pumpkin Kit onto a Rectangle Stitched Shape with a little Call Me Clover bow in the corner!

One In A Melon,

As I type this on Claire’s birthday eve and look through all these photos, my heart is full and my eyes a bit wet! I have been a bit emotional this weekend just reflecting back on a year ago. Having my water break, being in labor for 33 hours, and having a baby via c-section on Memorial Day! Seeing this beautiful baby girl in my arms and how much she has grown and learned in just 1 year! My mind is blown and my heart is full! I just love her so much and can’t wait to see what she accomplishes next!

I hope you all have a wonderful day and we will be back to New Catalog preparation tomorrow! For now, I’m off to celebrate because my baby is one!

Happy Stampin’


Celebrating Mother’s Day!!!

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Happy Friday, everyone!!!! How will you be celebrating Mother’s Day this weekend?? I think every women should celebrate because I’m sure you have mothered someone in your life whether it is your child or a friend/family members or a fur baby! Also, to all of the women who are dreaming of having a baby in their arms, may you celebrate today too! (Hugs to you all!) As women, we have all been motherly to someone so let’s celebrate that!

Celebrating Mother's Day,

This Mother’s Day is super special to me because I have little Claire in my arms!!! Two years ago I had just lost my 1st baby and Mother’s Day was very difficult. Last year, I was so anxious to have Ziggy arrive as my due date was just 5 days later. This year, I get to hug, snuggle, and kiss this little amazing baby girl of mine! I’m so excited!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend celebrating Mother’s Day and how amazing you are!!! You are a rockstar!

If you family is looking for the perfect gift for you, I offer Gift Certificates or you can sign up for the May Paper Pumpkin. Today, is the last day to get the amazing Shelli Kit. This kit is going to be super fabulous with 12 full size greeting cards that are elegant, Springy, and have birds! That’s all we have been told so far. Click here to try out or gift Paper Pumpkin!

See you back here on Monday! Happy Stampin’


Does Your Stamp Room Look Like This?

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Each week my stamp room goes from clean and picked up to a hot mess…..sometimes in minutes and others a day! Then there are some weeks it never gets cleaned up and we just move into a new week and push forward. I find that cleaning up and starting fresh is always a good thing though. When it is messy, I spend more time looking for the bone folder….that is probably in my hand or right in front of me…than actually getting anything done.

Does your stamp room look like this,

I am an organizational freak so I do like things all put back and everything has a place. Cleaning up the scraps or the partial projects is probably my least favorite part. They are messy and I don’t know if I should put them away or leave them out to finish. The struggle is real. I have been using 3 ring binder sleeves for all of my projects. I bought a big box of these at Sam’s a long time ago for a project. They work perfect for holding a project, pieces for a class, etc. I don’t put them in a 3 ring binder though. They just lay in the 12″ x 12″ totes. I have a tote for each class, personal project, and more. Those things are amazing!!

What part of cleaning up the craft room do you hate the most?? Is your room clean more often or messy?? Let me know in the comments below!

Here is a little video of my messy room and my cleaning it. If only I could really clean it up this fast! Enjoy watching Claire play too!!! Click the video below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and don’t forget to subscribe if you are new. If you would like a notification when I post a new video, be sure to click the bell right next to the subscribe!!!

Happy Stampin’


15 Years of Happiness!!!

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Happy 15 Years of Happiness to Me!!! I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for 15 years. FIFTEEN YEARS! How crazy is that?!?!?! It has been an amazing 15 years of creating, sharing what I love, traveling, and having fun!!!! It is always tradition for me to share my Top Products for each year I am celebrating so here are my Top 15 Products! These are the ones I’m loving right now! Want to check out past year?? Click here, here, and here!

15 Years of Happiness,

My Top 15 Products that I’m loving right now are as follows:

~Stamp Blends Markers
~Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays
~Butterfly Gala Stamp Set
~Butterfly Duet Punch
~Lovely Lipstick
~Uninked Spectrum Pads
~Stampin’ Dimensionals…….check out my special offer for these!
~Well Said Stamp Set
~Glittered Enamel Dots
~Country Floral Embossing Folder (coming back in the Annual Catalog)
~Graceful Glass Designer Vellum
~How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper
~Gingham Designer Series Paper
~Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set
~Simply Shammy

Are any of these your favorites??? Let me know in the comments below!! Also, because I want to celebrate with all of you and thank you all for making these 15 years so amazing, I’m offering a pack of Stampin’ Dimensionals for all orders placed through me this week! From April 15th to April 21st, any order placed will get a pack of Stampin’ Dimenionals sent to them! Woot Woot! Click here to start shopping and earning your Stampin’ Dimensionals!

If you would like to see these fabulous 15 products and why I love each one, check out the video below or click here! Be sure to give the video a thumbs up if you liked it and subscribe if you are new!!!

Happy Stampin’


Product List

Follow Up Friday!!!

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Happy Friday, everyone!! It’s been a crazy week and I can’t believe we are almost already have way through the month! I also can’t believe that lil Miss Claire is almost 1 year old too! Today, I’m doing a Follow Up Friday!!!

Follow Up Friday,

Here are some photos of Claire (aka Ziggy) at 10 months. We just finished up 7 weeks of Kipper Swim Class which followed 7 weeks of Shrimp Swim Class. Claire LOVES water, swimming, and hanging out with her friends. Mommy is a bit tired of the weekly swim but love seeing her have so much fun! Now we need a new Tuesday/weekly activity. Claire loves to be outside so with warmer weather it might be more walks in the park, swinging, and play dates with friends!

A few weeks ago I did a contest for guessing Claire’s 1st Birthday theme. While there were a ton of great guesses….and ideas for future birthdays but no one guessed it correctly. We are going a One in a Melon theme with Watermelon! I am planning to use the Buffalo Check Stamp as well as the Watermelon Paper Pumpkin Stamps! If you have any fun decorating ideas or suggestions, let me know!

And a few reminders before we head into the weekend! The Free Stamp Set of the Month is the Vibrant Vases Stamp Set. This is free through me for orders of $75 or more in the month of April! Storage by Stampin’ Up is now available! Let’s start that Spring cleaning and have a fabulous craft space. These pieces fit in small spaces and big spaces. It is completely customizable! Click here to shop and get organized!

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday! Happy Stampin’!


Sale-A-Bration Is Ending!!!

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Happy Friday everyone! It’s crazy to think that it is the end of March. That also means Sale-A-Bration is ending! WHAT???? You have till midnight on Sunday to get your order in and earn Sale-A-Bration goodies for every $50 you spend!!!

Sale-A-Bration Is Ending,

Lasting Lily is still my all time favorite from Sale-A-Bration 2019! I had so much fun with this stamp set and the greetings are perfect too! Check out some of my favorites here, here, and here! Click here to start shopping to earn your Sale-A-Bration goodies!

This also means that Sunday is the last day to join Stampin’ Up for just $99 and you get to pick out $175 in product!!! There is also the Craft & Carry Tote Kit as well. With that kit, you get to pick out $175 in product and get the tote for just $129. Click here for more information or to join!

Achieving 200K,

Also, a big shout out THANK YOU to all of you for helping me achieve $200K in personal sales!!! I now have more bling for my apron! 🙂 That is a lot of stamps, ink, and paper!!!! Thank you!!!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday. Again, don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration is ending on Sunday night! As well at the Bloom By Bloom Free Stamp Set of the Month for orders of $75 or more!

Happy Stampin’


Friday Fun!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! I hope you are having a wonderful week and adjusting to Daylight Savings!!! Let’s have a little bit of Friday Fun before heading into the weekend!!!

Friday Fun,

Little Miss Claire (aka Ziggy) is 9 months! Here are some photos of 41 weeks in and 41 weeks out. It is CRAZY how time flies! She is getting so big, rolling all over, pulling up, and belly scooting. Crawling and walking are close but not yet. She “talks” so much and it is crazy how it seems she says certain words after we do. Brad and I are always like, “did you hear that?” My belly may have gone down but my heart has grown so much!!! With her first birthday around the corner, would you like to guess the theme??? Let me know in the comments below. First correct guess will earn a Stamp Set/Framelit Bundle!!!! Feel free to guess multiple times!

Bloom By Bloom,

The Bloom By Bloom Stamp Set is the FREE Stamp Set of the Month for orders of $75 or more!!! This is an exclusive offer through me!

Sale-A-Bration is still going on till March 31st! Some items are selling out so don’t delay!!! Also, don’t forget the Sale-A-Bration Coordination items! The Lily Framelits and Blended Seasons Framelits are still available as well as the punch and stamp set. Click here to check it all out!!! You can check out samples using Sale-A-Bration items here, here, and here!

Have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you back here on Monday!!! Happy Stampin’


Donut Love!!!

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Happy Friday everyone!!! I thought I would share my Valentine’s Day that I created for Brad and Claire!!! Brad LOVES donuts. In fact, he recently camped out on Kohl’s website waiting for a donut blankie to go on sale. He was so excited when it finally happened and now we have a fun donut blanket in our living room! I used all of this as my inspiration!

Donut Love,

So Brad’s card didn’t turn out as well as I had envisioned but it also turned out just perfect. He loves chocolate icing on donuts but I didn’t want to just make a chocolate donut. I cut a donut using the Layering Circles Framelits and then added Fine Tip Glue all over the top. About half way through the drying, I tested it with my thumb (see bottom left). The funny thing is that I would totally stick my thumb into his donut to steal a taste or on accident while picking it up to bring it to him. He also knows I don’t have patients so of course I tested it too early. To get the brown color, I used the Bronze Stampin’ Blends Marker!

I love sprinkles so I had to make the second donut with sprinkles to represent me! 🙂 I used the stamps from the May 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit which were perfect!!! The greetings and sprinkles came from that set! I love having all the past Paper Pumpkin Stamp Sets on hand for greetings and images! On the inside of the card, I put …Husband, Friend, and Daddy! He really is the best!!!

We Love You A Hole Bunch,

Here is Claire’s card and it turned out just precious! Of course her donuts are smaller so I used punches! I created a little plate in the corner with the rounded part done half way freehand and half way with the larger donut guide. To make it look a little more like a plate, I took a Sponge Dauber to the edge of it for shading. For the greeting, it stated “I” but I wanted it to be from both Brad and I so I created the “We” with the Make A Difference Stamp Set.

I think she loved it!!! 🙂 Also, I took it back away before she could rip it to shreds so into the keepsake box it goes!

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! Don’t forget that Sale-A-Bration is still going on and there is also the Sale-A-Bration 2nd Release Items! Click here to start shopping!

Happy Stampin’