Stash Bashers…

This is what HaPpY looks like.  During my presentation I was explaining my reaction when I was called and asked if I would like to present at this years’ OnStage Live in SLC.  But this is what you can look like if you win my blog giveaway this week.  I will pick a commenter between today and Friday to give away the stamp set, Lovely Wishes, I received at OnStage.  I will ask Sweetums to pick one at ramdom and announce the winner Friday in my blog post.  So comment to win!

Just when you thought you had your stash under control…  You know you took those two days and went through all your stamps and reorganized them so that you could find them easily.  Then this happens…

Stampin’ Up! rolls out their new 2018 Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration stamps too!  To buy or not to buy?  Are you kidding me?  Look at some of these displays that were in Salt Lake City…

Picture Perfect Party Suite…all  attendees received this stamp set so I’ll be posting with this one soon.

Lots of Happy Card Kit.  This is one of the prettiest kits I’ve seen yet.  Hope to do a kit class with this one in January!


Oh boy!  Move over Chip and Joanna…we have a sliding barn door set called Barn Door that has a set of framelits and comes in a bundle!


Charming Café.  One of my very favorite stamp sets…and it has framelits and comes in a bundle too!

Another example from Charming Café.  Can you tell I love it?


This shows all the framelits in Charming Café.


This was another favorite Bundle/Suite called Petal Passion.  The stamp set and bundle is called Petal Palette.


The remaining samples all come from the Sweet Soiree Suite.  This suite is loaded with absolutely everything you every dreamed of having to support a bundle.  First thing ordered!

These sequins are self adhesive!

Birthday cake or wedding…got you covered.

Gorgeous Designer Series Paper for box and gift making.

There’s an Embossing Folder too!

Can you stand it?

And the big news was the release of the new stamp positioner from SU! called Stamparatus.  You can see it in action here.

Here’s your “B-ism” for today…

this is a personal favorite!

Come get inky with me…be HaPpY!





  1. Oh my gosh! I am so excited for you. You looked like you had a blast…someday when I’m retired I want to have this much fun lol I have to say first on my list will be the Stamparatus. I have a hard time getting the 2-3-4 step stamping to look just right..but thinking this will be the answer I need. I can’t wait! Then… I plan on the barn door slider….I just love it. I enjoy reading your blog…thank you so much for all you share with us! We all appreciate it…hugaroonies to you and sweetums!

    • Thank you Phyllis…hope you were able to reserve one of the Stamparatus products. I was online at the right time but was not successful. Maybe with the next reservations in December I’ll be lucky…B!

  2. What beautiful cards and absolutely love the new sets. Have to admit the little cafe set is a new favorite and so adorable. I’ve been following your blog for a little while and I’m always amazed at the beautiful creations you share. Thank you for sharing your talent and for the opportunity to win a new stamp set.

    • That little Cafe bundle was at the top of my list Catherine. Should be here Tuesday. I’ll be posting with it soon!…B!

  3. Just love, love, love your blog! And congratulations on presenting at On Stage. I know you wowed them all!

    • I’m so happy you find inspiration here Vickie. I love doing this blog! I had an awesome time in SLC and presenting!…B!

  4. Billy, Loved watching your video of your On Stage presentation. These sneak peeks have me excited about the new catalog.

    • The new catalog has some amazing new products Beth…I’m looking forward to my first order arriving this Tuesday. Look for new product posts here next week!…B!

  5. I can not wait to get my hands on that Barn Door set! It’s too stinkin’ cute! And it’s awesome that you were asked the be a presenter . I’m sure I would be tongue tied and fumble fingered if I were to ever get in that position, lol!

    • I love that barn door too Toni…I just decided right before I went on that all those people out there were stampers and they didn’t want to see me being all nervous. Once I started stamping, I was in my groove!…B!

  6. Wow and wow, said loved the barn door, then saw the cafe die cut one, said that is it then you kept wagging all the others in such a tempting way that would be oh so hard to choose just one. Congrats for the win, for having so much fun and just being you, and for sharing everything you do.

    • Yes, there are many sets in the new catalog that are mind blowing. I have picked some to begin new samples to post. Stay tuned!…B!

  7. Those are some GORGEOUS samples. I feel I’m going to have to do a purge to make room for all the things I see here!
    Thanks for sharing!

  8. Oh hank you for posting!!! When I saw you were demonstrating at on stage I was hoping your demo would be on onstage online! But u posted it thanks so much!! Everything is so beautiful!!!! Your blog is my absolute favorite right now!! It seeems like you make a WOW card everyday!!!

    • I do make a card or some kind of project every day Becky…sometimes more than one! I’m so glad you enjoy the blog!…B!

  9. Billie – you are such an inspiration. I love your creativity! You cards are always unique and beautiful. And most of all I love that you share the digits making it much easier for those of us less creative and time challenged.

  10. Thanks for showing some of the stamp sets. The cards and projects are wonderful! Can’t wait to get to play myself.

    • I know Beth, I can’t wait either. I hope to be posting some samples soon as my first order arrives Tuesday!…B!

  11. seeing all your cards is such an inspiration. I have stamps and dies on my list from a year ago and now all sorts of new ones out. Sometimes I feel like I cant keep up…so I tidy my craft space, pull out a bunch of little scraps that speak to me and see what I come up with. Thanks for all you do!

    • When you get in your crafty space and just play…time goes by so fast. I always say time spent creating is better than any drug!…B!

  12. I’ve been following for awhile because you have such lovely ideas for cards. Thanks for sharing the new sets….lots to look forward to!

    • Yes, the new Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs have some great new additions. Can’t wait to get my first order on Tuesday!…B!

    • Thank you so much Cathy…I did have a great time in SLC. Those sequins should be much easier to work with I think!…B!

  13. I have followed and enjoyed your bog for a while. It was great seeing you at On Stage. You were MARVELOUS!

    • You were at OnStage and we didn’t meet? I wish our paths had crossed Jackie. Next time just stop me…I love talking to my blog readers!…B!

    • I want it all too Linda…first shipment to arrive Tuesday so I’ll have samples coming up soon!…B!

  14. After watching your presentation clip I am absolutely positive that Lovely Wishes is going to be a favorite of mine! Your work is fabulous. Thank you for sharing your talent and your enthusiasm!

    • Thank you Debbie. Truthfully I was scared to death walking out there, but once I got stamping I felt right at home. The audience of stampers were amazing and supportive during and after. All in all a good experience! You will love Lovely Wishes!…B!

  15. Such a sweet and Happy photo of you!!
    LOVE it!!
    LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE all the new items that barn door!!
    Charming cafe….and the LOTs of happy card kit..I have never bought a card kit I like to make my own version of things..but this one says buy me…

    • Thank you Holly…honest emotion there. There are so many new products to choose from. My order will be here Tuesday and I can’t wait. Working to get everything in order for Thanksgiving so I can play Tuesday afternoon!…B!

  16. So happy (and you looked very happy) that you were asked to present at Onstage. What an honor! Love looking at your posts daily. You are an inspiration to me and others.
    The new products SU has will make it hard to decide which ones to choose. Looking forward to the preorder date.

    • The best part of being at a SU! Event for me is seeing friends old and new…the best! But presenting was a new experience that was both humbling and exciting…I was very happy after it was over!…B!

  17. Ohhh, I can see pairing Charming Cafe with Mediterranean Moments and Lovely You. Love this new set and Barn Door too! Thanks for sharing the displays Billie. Always good to see ‘in person’ and since me and many others couldn’t go this is a treat.

    • Pairing stamp sets when I get in one of my “moods” is a favorite way to kick up creativity for me. My order should be here Tuesday….Yay!…B!

  18. One of the highlights of my day is to look at your blog post!! Your such and inspiration!! Keep them fingers inky!! Thanks so much.

    • My blog winner! So happy for you to get your hands on this new stamp set. Can’t wait to see what you create!…B!

  19. Everything is so fabulous! And your presentation was too. Great job. Looking forward to all of the great new products to purchase and get Free.

    • Right Lisa…the freebies are gorgeous too! My first order should be here Tuesday…can’t wait!…B!

  20. I’m looking forward to getting the Barn Door set and that little bird in Petal Palette is adorable!

    • How clever of you to have picked out two sets. I need to do that and quit looking at the rest of them!…B!

    • Everybody says they love the “B-isms” so I’d never change that. Actually I really do love quotes of all kinds, but Sassy Pants suites me to a “T”!…B!

  21. WOW! you look like you had a great time. Thanks for sharing all the good feels. I can totally relate to the Stash issue…

  22. I look forward to your email everyday to see what you have made. I love your style and especially your step by step instructions. Thank you so much for all your inspiration! And thanks for your “B-ism”…these are great!

  23. I would love to look like you did when you were called to be a presenter! I love your work and look forward to your blog everyday. Keep them coming!

  24. Billie, I was there! I saw you LIVE OnStage! Loved your presentation as much as I love your cards…such pretty projects!

  25. Love your cards! Thanks for the opportunity to be entered in your contest.
    I always look forward to your B’isms too.

  26. Thank you for a chance to win ! Found you when I was looking for a bow tutorial and now I am going to town making your awesome bow !
    Also love your “B–ism” for the day !
    Cheers to you !