Friday, June 1, 2018

Today is the day the New Annual Catalog goes live at 1:00 MT.

Shop now.  Just click on the catalog in right border area. 

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The list is out!

Now we know which products are retiring and will not be returning in the new Annual Catalog in June.

 Click on this LINK to the Occasions 2018 Catalog Retirement List in PDF format
Click on this LINK to the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog Retirement List in PDF format.

The Retirement Lists at Stampin' Up! Have been announced today. Be sure you get your favorites while supplies last. I cannot emphasize enough it is truly 'WHILE SUPPLIES LAST”! Check your retiring inks for reinkers, your supply of retiring card stock and any wish list you might have made to see if any retiring stamp sets, tools or designer series paper are on the list. Please get your orders in early to avoid disappointment. I cannot emphasize how important that is!

Promotion Information
  • Promotion dates: April 9–May 31, 2018 beginning at 1:00 PM (MT)
  • All retiring items are only available while supplies last and will be discontinued after May 31.
  • Due to high demand for retiring stamp sets, retiring stamp sets will be guaranteed available until May 25; all other products are not guaranteed and are only available while supplies last.
  • Retiring items are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.
  • Retiring host sets can only be purchased using Stampin’ Rewards from a qualifying party.
  • Depending on inventory levels, discounts on select products may be introduced on or after May 8.
    • These discounts will not be pre-announced.
    • Discounts may vary by market depending on inventory levels.
    • If you or a customer buys a product at retail price and then it is later discounted, Stampin’ Up! will not refund the difference.
    • If there is a product you or your customer wants, we recommend buying it right away and not waiting to see if it’s discounted later or you/your customer risk it being sold out.

It's been over 5 years since Stampin' Up has freshened up the color palette so it's time!

I'm so excited to get some more updated, trendy colors!! There are still 4 color collections and an added Basics with black, white and vanilla colors. We still have our 10 In Colors, too. You will learn more about these colors with the release of the new Catalog in June. What is important now is there are retiring 13 if the Core Colors
The 13 colors retiring are: Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Island Indigo, Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Tempting Turquoise, Marina Mist, Pink Pirouette, Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi and Wisteria Wonder.
The ink refills and card stock notoriously sell out quickly, so check your inventory.
** Stampin' Up! is updating our ink pad cases, too! We will still have the awesome foam pad, but the case is being streamlined. Will share more about the pads when they become available. But the updates include a hinge that won't come off accidentally (it still flips and stores with ink upside down), and a thinner case that stacks on top of other pads, if needed. They will still fit in the carousel if you have that. They also have a defoamer in them, so no more air bubbles.



All online orders over $25 using this code will receive a sampler of designer series paper. If your order is over $150 in SU merchandise, please DO NOT use hostess code. $150+ orders receive Stampin' Rewards and you don't want to miss out on getting your FREE merchandise directly from Stampin' Up!, and you will still get your DSP from me.

Got $99 worth of products on your list? $25 FREE plus FREE SHIPPING with the Demonstrator Kit!
Includes future discounts and more. Click here for details.


  • Do you have a big wish list?
  • Did you know that you can join Stampin' Up! Just for a discount?
  • Kit can combine Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, Retiring Products, Clearance rack and more
  • $25 free products (get $125 for only $99)
  • Free shipping on the kit
  • Future discounts
  • Be a part of our demonstrator group, including Facebook community and more
  • No selling necessary...unless you want to.

If you have any questions for me, please feel free to contact me any time. Watch for my Class Schedule to arrive soon, and more exciting news.

Do you want a copy of the new catalog? Email me right away. I will order yours and mail it directly to you in May.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

New Class Schedule

Marvelous Possibilities
My cards are a step above the rest!
Fall Class Schedule
Hello friends,
It's been a while since I have held classes, but I am excited about the schedule that I have put together for you. I have a calendar full of dates, to give you the flexibility that you need during the busy holiday season to get your cards and gifts made. I am here to help, and looking forward to seeing all of you. Mary Alice

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack
Sunday, November 12 1:00 pm
Monday, November 13 9:30 am
Monday, November 13 6:30 pm
Make 12 beautiful, handcrafted Christmas cards that are sure to delight your friends. My cards are carefully designed with lovely embellishments and extra special touches. You will stamp and assemble 3 cards each of 4 different designs. Everything will be prepaired to stamp and ready to assemble, and all supplies are included.
Cost $25 or free with a $50 order
RSVP by November 5

If you attend both November and December Stamp-A-Stack, you can attend the Christmas Tag class FREE on December 9.

Christmas Stamp-A-Stack
Friday, December 1 6:30 pm
Sunday, December 3 3:00 pm
Monday, December 4 9:30 am
Monday, December 4 6:30 pm
Make 12 beautiful, handcrafted Christmas cards that are sure to delight your friends. This month's class will have different designs than last months. My cards are carefully designed with lovely embellishments and extra special touches. You will stamp and assemble 3 cards each of 4 different designs. Everything will be prepaired to stamp and ready to assemble, and all supplies are included.
Cost $25 or free with a $50 order
RSVP by November 26

Christmas Sampler
Thursday November 30 6:30 pm
Monday, December 11 9:30 am
Monday, December 11 6:30 pm
A framed Christmas Sampler makes a lovely gift or fun to add to your own decor. I will be offering a couple different designs that will appeal to all kinds of themes, rustic, glittery, or whimsical. Check my blog after Halloween for samples. A frame will be included.
Class dates and times vary so you can come make one for a gift and one for yourself Be sure you let me know which sampler you want to make when you register.
Cost $25 including frame, or free with a $50 order
RSVP by November 26 for early class, or December 6 for later class

Christmas Tags and More
Saturday, December 9 9:30 am
Saturday, December 9 1:00 pm
Make a dozen Christmas tags that will make your gift extra special. Whether it's a pretty package or a tasty treat, a beautiful tag makes it extra sweet. We'll also make a box to store your tags, or to gift someone.
Cost $10 or Free with a $20 order FREE If you attended 2 Stamp-A-Stacks
RSVP by December 3

Calendar Card Class
Thursday, December 14 6:30 pm
A clever little calendar card makes a lovely gift for a friend, teacher, or co-worker, but you'll want to keep one for yourself, so let's make 3. Watch for a sample on my blog after Halloween. Everything will be prepared and ready to stamp and assemble, including the calendar. Cost $12 or free with a $25 order
RSVP by December 3

ALL CLASSES must be prepaid at registration via PayPal. Register HERE on my demonstrator site, then send payment through PayPal. My email address is

Have you seen a project on Pinterest or online and you are just dying to give it a try, but need some help? Or maybe it's something you've seen me post on my Facebook page that you'd like to make. Maybe you need help to design a special card, or ideas for a stamp set you own. I am available to help you! We can set a time to work together, or I can incorporate it into a class. Let me know what interests you.

Mary Alice Bellis
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Friday, October 6, 2017

Let the Sales Begin with Stampin' Up!

Let the Sales Begin!

Let the Sales Begin!

As the weather turns chilly, and the leaves start to drop, I start to retreat to my crafts, and I am always excited about getting something new to play around with.  Check out the latest sales and offers from Stampin’ Up!  
Let’s face it – Who doesn’t love Designer Series Paper and who doesn’t love an incredible Sale. Back by popular demand is Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper Sale. Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during the month of October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs, including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!

 Who isn't inspired to create when they have new stamps to play with. Now is the time to get those new stamps you've been waiting for. 

Here are the product numbers, in list form:

Hey, Paper Pumpkin Fans – to give you more of what you love, during October and November Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. Two coordinating kits means you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, getting that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.

  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, you must subscribe at by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, you must subscribe at by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.
Watch for my class schedule for fall....coming soon!

I am sorry for the delay in getting this information to you in a timely manner. My computer died, and I had difficulty getting things done on my new computer, but I am learning. 

Mary Alice  

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Hello Friends,

I do not want to think about summer being just about over, but I have to get excited about fall and winter right around the corner when it's time for Stampin' Up's NEW Holiday Catalog release.  Check out the fun video to get a sneak peak at what we have to offer, then shop with me here

If you have not received a catalog, and would like one, let me know.

But, there is something else I have to tell you about that's not in the catalog. There is a special stamp set available only to hosts. It is yours FREE with a qualifying order of $300 or more. It will be automatically added to your order, in addition to the other Stampin Rewards you have earned. So, place your own order, gather orders from friends, or host a workshop, and earn this wonderful stamp set FREE.

You can come and check out some of the fun new products at my upcoming Fun Fall Card Class on Monday, September 18 at 9:30 am or 6:30 pm. You can get more information and register HERE. Come join the fun and make 4 beautiful fall theme cards.

Mary Alice

Friday, August 4, 2017


You are invited to a CARD FREE-FOR-ALL

Sunday, August 6 3:00-7:00 or
Tuesday, August 8 12:00-7:00

Come for a Card Free-For-All and see and try some fun new products from our New Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.  I will have 4 fun and fast, fabulous cards for you to make, all at NO COST!  How fun is that?  I just want you to come, relax, and have fun playing around with some new stamps and products, and to see some of the marvelous things I have been making, and the ideas I have for some up coming classes.  It's your opportunity to get your fingers inky, and have a little fun.  Life has been busy, and it's been a while since I've held stamp classes, so I wanted an opportunity to invite you back to stamping with me.  If you'd like to bring a friend, the more the merrier!  I love meeting new people.  I'll have some wonderful refreshments, and you can stop by any time during the open house hours and stay as little or long as you'd like.  Take your time, make some cards, and visit with me.  All I ask is that you RSVP in advance, so that I know how many people will be coming, and if you can give me an idea which day you are coming so I can have cards prepared for you to make.  Looking forward to seeing you again for this FUN and FREE event.  RSVP HERE or drop me an email.


Order HERE and you can be making your beautiful Christmas cards soon.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sunny and bright forcast for Oh So Eclectic

 I have been having a busy summer, and I really haven't done much crafting.  My husband and I took a 3 1/2 week road trip driving from Minnesota west to Seattle, Washington with stops in Black Hills in South Dakota, Devil's Tower in Wyoming, Yellowstone Nat'l Park, then to Spokane for 5 days to visit family. We continued west to Mt. Rainier, Olympic Nat'l Park, then to Seattle for another visit with family.  We drove south through the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, to Salt Lake City, and on to Arches Nat'l Park, headed up into Colorado and headed toward Denver before heading back to Minnesota across Nebraska and Iowa.  Over 5,000 miles driven, thousands of photos taken, and millions of memories made.  It has been so many years since we've taken a trip like that, and a first without children.  Came home exhausted, and all I could think of was how much I missed crafting.  I did quite a bit of knitting on the trip, which is a change for me.  

Surprising to me that I just didn't head right into the craft room when I got home, as I had new products just waiting to be played with and a list of more things that I wanted to order when I got home.   I packed up my craft supplies and headed for the camper the next weekend for some fun, relaxing time, and I was intent on creating cards.  Three days, and all I made was one card.  I kept pulling out paper, and looking at stamp sets, and nothing seemed right.  I'd lost my crafting mojo.  
Another week went by, and I received my order with new products, and I was determined to make some cards. Today was the day!  I went to my list of card challenges and looked for my inspiration.  Started with Create with Connie and Mary Challenge 468  and they had a fun layout.  I knew right away that I would use the Oh So Eclectic Stamps and the Eclectic Layer Thinlets.  I knew just which designer paper was perfect for my plan.  I was on a roll.  Birthday cards is what I need to make this week.  I have two I need to mail tomorrow for next week.  SUO Challenge #180 is looking for birthday cards this week too.  I used the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge at the Paper Players to tie it all together, and I think I scored on this one.  I think I got my mojo back.  I'll have to tell them over at As You See It Challenge too.  I usually start with a sketch to inspire me first.  
And the creativity just kept flowing.  I was up past midnight creating and blogging tonight.  Come back again tomorrow to see what else I made.  

Mary Alice 

If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store HERE.