Last Call for FREE Stamp Class Featuring Stampin'Up! New Irresistible Blooms.

This is the Last Call for FREE Stamp Class Featuring Stampin'Up! New Irresistible BloomsThese products are from the new collection that you are able to order NOW! Download the brochure here Download





Here's the stamp set in the bundle---love the curlieques in the script--so playful yet really complements the artwork!

Stamp set

I want to thank all the ladies who took advantage of the first FREE class offered last month--the response was wonderful and the comments on the card designs appear to indicate we are headed in the right direction!

Here's a sneak peak of the upcoming designs for the March free class so you can get an idea of what will be in your free kits.

Parrtil dsp

Partial evergreen

Partlal circle

The dies in this new set are amazing--not only do they cut out the stamped  images but they also include a lovely beaded circle as well as a cut leaving beaded strands....


We are offering these free classes to help get your creative juices flowing with your stamps.  I know what it's like to sit an look at a bundle and not have a clue where to begin---these free supplies are all cut, die cut, and include embellishments for you--you'll be making those cards in a flash with the photos, measurements, and videos to show you quickly how to create them.

Watch at the beginning of each month for the free class for that month!

If you enjoy the free class click on the Events button at the top of this page and check out the classes we hold every weekend--they are all on zoom so it doesn't matter where you are!

Here's how the FREE CLASS works!

    *A  stamp set will be featured
    *At the end of the post (see below) is a list of supplies used in the 3 cards
*You place an order (for anything) using the specific host code (this month's host code is (MD6XQ92K)

        *For $35 order using the code - you'll receive supplies** to create 3 designs X 2 of each = 6 cards
        *For $50 order using the code - you'll receive the above PLUS a pack of embellishments or a roll of ribbon

            **Supply packet contains cut/scored cardstock, die cuts, embellishments, tied bows.
Supplies not included-- stamped images, adhesives, or any other coloring tools.
        *When your order is placed you will receive via email on 3/11/23 a pdf with
*Photos of each individual card
        *Complete list of measurements
        *Link to the video to follow at your own pace--
re-run it or stop it at any time & the link will be good for at least a year...
so you can access it again and again.

        Note: videos are usually less that 10 minutes per card & show you step by step with helpful hints.

Get your FREE Class--Order NOW!!!

Deadline for placing your order is 3/10/23 using the host code MD6XQ92K
Your email will be sent 3/11/23
Your card supplies will be mailed to you 3/20/23 

Note: I use the email & mailing address from your order placed with the host code---please be sure the info is correct.

Supply list: Click on SHOP NOW button on right side of this page (above my photo)

If you need the NEW Irrisistible Product codes:

161154 Bundle
161140 Stamp Set
161149 Die set
161139 Designer Series Paper
161153 Loose Gems
161598 Basic 3D folders (3 folders)

Click here for the remainder of the products used: Download Supply list

Creating a Second Card with Stampin'Up! Fitting Florets Stamps & Dies!

Today we're Creating a Second Card with Stampin'Up! Fitting Florets Stamps & Dies! Tuesday we created our first card...if you missed it check it out here

This new collection of products is available now through December while supplies last...the bundle will carry over into the spring mini (but not the designer paper, embellishments and holiday stamp set)

DEMO_MKTL_SQR_NA_1022_OOPQ4_PREORDERHere's our second creation using this set...

Balmy..a bit closer

Balmy cu

Today's card is using the large oval of hearts....

Balmy heartshowever, this die does not cut out the inner oval. We used the plain frame die inside the oval of hearts to give us the window into the white cardstock layer. As we mentioned Tuesday--we keep the parts cut with this frame and use them for another project. We're getting double the die cuts for our money.

We added dimensionals under the die cut designer paper to give it dimension and the shadowy heart images--really quite a stunning look.

The ovals are a very good size in which to stamp other images--plenty of space for the flower and the greeting.

There is a full collection of products-- a bundle, an additional stamp set, designer paper and embellishments---the bundle is carrying over into the spring mini---awesome! However, the designer paper, the holiday stamp set and the embellishments are only available during November & December! So don't delay---as always these products are available only while supplies last. Download 1022_Q4_OOP_PREORDER_FLYER_FITTING_FLORETS_US (1)

Stop back by next Tuesday to see what we've dreamed up for a new project.

I'll give you full directions below followed by the supply list to order your supplies.

Remember: If you use this month's host code () you can earn $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for every $50 in product that you order (excludes shipping & tax).


1. Cut Balmy Blue cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score long side at 5 1/2 (card base).

2. Cut Basic White cardstock 5 X 3 5/8

3. Cut designer paper (balmy blue) 3 3/4 X 4 3/4:

    *Using oval of hearts --center and die cut designer paper layer

    *Using plain frame die, center and cut oval from center of designer paper (keep parts for future projects)

    *Using dimensionals center and adhere this layer to the white layer (white will show at top and bottom but not at the sides of the designer paper) Adhere this unit to the card front.

4. Stamp double flower and verse in Memento ink in the white oval

    *Using Blends color images: Light/Dark Balmy Blue, Light Shaded Spruce

    *Adhere 1 medium and 2 small rhinestones--see photo for placement

Your card is ready for sending!

Supplies: Click on any image below & and you'll be in my store--order your supplies now!

Crafting Stamping Retreat - A Day in Crafting Stamping Heaven!!!

Come to the Crafting Stamping Retreat - A Day in Crafting Stamping Heaven!!

What would you envision in crafting stamping heaven?

*Work on your on projects or purchase kits to create
*Being Pampered all day

*Good food all day
*Receiving goodies and gifts all day
*Being away from all the daily interruptions - a day away
*Crafting at your own pace - easy and slow or power craft--your choice
*Fun games with great prizes (worth up to approx $75)
*Optional classes - designs to be revealed closer to event time

If that sounds like heaven to you...I have the perfect day planned

Sandi's Creative Escape 3.0

October 1st, 2022 (9A - 6P)

Jarrettsville Gardens, 3825 Federal Hill Rd, Jarrettsville, MD 21084

P.S. Read all the way to the end to see how to get an equivalent of 20% discount!!

1/2 table + chair +plenty of floor space on your side
(a few full tables also available)
*Approximately $40 in Stampin'Up! products in a fun exclusive commemorative bag
*All day: water, coffee, tea, light snacks
*Lunch + afternoon dessert
*Make & Take (all supplies provided)
*Door prizes for everyone
*3 Gifts for everyone
*Bingo with awesome prizes (values up to approx $75)
*Raffle drawing for approx $100 in product
(tickets provided free for various activities e.g. attending the event)

Other Optional activities
*Shoebox swap
*Optional Class - design to be revealed closer to event time
*2 card kits for purchase if you don't
want to "create from scratch" yourself
(these kits will be designed and offered closer to event time
to be sure to use products available at the time of the event)

Bring a friend or come alone--either way you'll enjoy this crafting day away!!!

Download the brochure here Download 10-1-22 Escape brochure 3.0

Registration through 5/30/22  is $125 (1/2 table) or $157 (full table)
6/1/22  is $130 (1/2 table) or $162 (full table)

P.S. If you bring a new stamper you will receive a free stamp set
(value up to $25--you select the set you want --
that's equivalent to a 20% discount on your event  registration fee!)

Grab your space NOW--Remaining Spaces are Limited!!!

Click here to pay with Paypal


Call 410 836 8016 to use Credit Card


Mail check to Sandi Hartka, 313 Esther Dr, Forest Hill, MD 21050

Register NOW - Enjoy a day in Heaven!!!



Sandi's Secret Santa Sale of Stampin'Up! Products #4


Santa Sale

Sandi's Secret Santa Sale of Stampin'Up! Products  #4
My Christmas Gift to you is 5 sales

Each Sale is only good for 24 hours

Each Day is a different sale

24 hour sale #4  11-23-20 

Ohhh, don't forget the stockings s0
My Christmas Gift to YOU is....
 10% off on
(includes annual catalog & holiday mini)
*All products $10 or less
Give yourself a gift
Give a gift to someone else
Have your gift-givers take advantage to give to you~
Sale period 11/23
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM ONLY
Call ONLY 10AM - 7PM - 410 836 8016
email anytime - [email protected]

Sandi's Secret Santa Sale of Stampin'Up! Products - 24 hour sale #1


Santa Sale

Sandi's Secret Santa Sale of Stampin'Up! Products -
My Christmas Gift to you is 5 sales

Each Sale is only good for 24 hours

Each Day is a different sale

24 hour sale #1  11-18-20 

It's time to make thos holiday, birthday, thinking of you and thank you cards...
give the cards as gifts or use them
My Christmas Gift to YOU is....
 10% off on
*All cardstock (pp. 142-144, p. 153)
*All inks (pp. 142-143, pp. 146-147)
*All envelopes (p.153)
Give yourself a gift
Give a gift to someone else
Have your gift-givers take advantage to give to you~
Sale period 11/18
12:01 AM - 11:59 PM ONLY
Call ONLY 10AM - 7PM - 410 836 8016
email anytime - [email protected]

Gorgeous Stampin'Up! Designer Paper

 Today we're using a Gorgeous Stampin'Up! Designer Paper---well, what we're really going to do is "Design" some Designer Paper with Stampin'Up! products---check out this awesome Thank You card: 2-27-18 Eclectic Expressions - thank you

Look at that background paper---we are creating that with a FREE stamp set called Eclectic Expressions. Now I have to admit--when I first saw this stamp set it did not overwhelm me at first glance....then I started playing with it and find it creeping up on my fav list!  I really do like what I can do with it--and there are several pieces that really provide limitless possibilities with alternating images and inks....tune in on Friday and see what else I did with this set. Plus it has 2 universal verses which make it a must have set!

You can get this FREE stamp set during Sale-a-bration (ends March 31st) with a $50 purchase. Of course, there are tons of other FREE items you can here if you need the brochure Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-USe.

Also, if you earn 4 Sale-a-bration freebies from Stampin'Up! you will receive a reward from me (as many as you want)! The reward is a lovely box of chocolates plus a $5 gift certificate.

And...if that's not enough, when you place an online order for $50 in my store and you use the Host Code for the current month (PUKPWHXA)--you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from  me also! Have fun earning your freebies.

Order your supplies in my store by hitting the Shop Now button or by clicking on one of the images below.

Here' how to create this card:

1.  Cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (card base)

2. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 3 5/8 X 4 7/8; using the largest image (Eclectic Expressions) stamp randomly over this piece with Bermuda Bay ink. Then fill in with the same image using Lemon Lime Twist ink.

3. Stamp "Thank You' (Eclectic Expressions) down the front of this piece in Basic Black Archival ink (see sample).

4. Cut Basic Black cardstock 3 3/4 X 5. Adhere under the Shimmery White piece with liquid glue.

5. Cut 16" piece of 1/8" Bermuda ribbon (Simmery Ribbon Pack - another Sale-a-bration freebie); tie around the above unit in a bow.

6. Adhere this to the card front with liquid glue. Adhere 3 rhinestones in a rough triangle.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list--order what you need through my store--Shop Now button or click on one of the images  below:

Stampin'Up!'s Most Gorgeous New Designer Series Paper

 Ooooh, my goodness, the new Sale-a-bration Free items inclue Stampin'Up!'s Most Gorgeous New Designer Series Paper!  It is very difficult for me to photograph the foil embedded in the paper...but you'll  see the outlines the flowers/leaves are all copper foil. Close up's a great card that features this beautiful paper: Springtime foil specialty dsp

There are 4 fantastic designs (3 of each) in the Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper---the floral (in the card), scattered dots, leafy branches, stripes....what a great new Free Sale-a-bration selection (purchase $50 in product and select your FREEBIE).

It's so wonderful all by itself I had a hard time doing anything but adhering it to the card front....then I thought about the new Stampin' Blends...the new alcohol markers and what a great surface this designer paper would be for coloring...check out this card: Colored

I'll give you the simple directions for this card below followed by the supply list.  You can get to my store by hitting the Sh0p Now button or clicking on one of the images below. If you use this month's Host code (PUKPWHXA) when you check out, I'll send you $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Here are the directions:

1. Cut 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 thick Whisper White cardstock, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base)

2. Cut 4 1/2 X 3 1/4 Copper Foil

3. Cut 4 3/8 X 3 1/8 Springtime Foil Specialty Designer Series Paper; adhere to Copper Foil with glue dots.

4. Cut 18" Copper Trim around this unit; adhere this unit to card front using glue dots

5. Stamp "happy birthday" (Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set) in Versamrak on Whisper White cardstock, sprinkle with Copper Embossing powder; heat with Heat Tool until shiny bright.  Punch out with Classic Label Punch. Adhere over copper trim with dimensionals (#104430)

 Here's the supply list:

You can still get free samples of the new products in the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini catalog!

Did you miss the opportunity to come to the Holiday Mini Debuts this weekend...well You Can Still Get Free Samples of the New Products in the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini Catalog!

By the way, if you missed the special new product club sampler offers last Tuesday check them out here This is an awesome opportunity to get samples of all the new designer series papers and the new embellishments.

Here's one of the samples I'll be showing at the debut events this's the cutest little gift card holder or ornament that you can create with the new Trim Your Stocking Thinlet Dies. It's almost self-explanatory but I'll give you some helpful hints below. 8-31-17 stocking

You can purchase the supplies through my store (hit the Shop Now button at the left of this blog and you'll be in my store). IF you use this month's HOST code (4QHU9AGE) you will receive $5 in free new SU products for each $50 in product that you purchase (excludes shipping/tax).  If you purchase $100 in product--you'll receive $10 in new product from the Stampin'Up! Holiday Mini catalog!  (If you purchase $150 in product do NOT use the host code--you will be hosting your own workshop and will get 10% of the total product you order in free products from Stampin'Up!)

Here are the simple directions for the cute stocking gift card holder/ornament:

  1. Using the stocking and pillow thinlets cut one of each from Cherry Cobbler cardstock (since these have score lines--don't use the Prescision Base plate). Fold on the score lines and adhere together with Tear & Tape.
  2. Cut the cuff, toe and heel from contrasting Christmas Quilt designer Series papers and adhere to stocking with multipurpose liquid glue. 
  3. Cut the pompom trim from Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper--adhere to bottom of cuff using a narrow band of liquid glue or use glue dots under the pompoms.
  4. Stamp To/From in Garden Green classic ink on Whisper White paper; cut with label die, adhere to top of cuff with dimensionals; adhere silver star (Metallic Enamel shapes) to top right. Tie bow in 1/8" Real Red ribbon and adhere to top of label with glue dot.

Now you are finished--isn't that cute--just add a lovely gift card and send directly to me! (If you need my address, just let me know)....OK, I'm just kidding....well, sort of! LOL  Enjoy--get started right now so the holidays won't creep up on you.

Here's the supply list...use it to purchase your supplies from my store using the Shop Now button at the right side of this page and earn FREE new product from the Holiday mini catalog!

You Don't Want to Miss #2

The first Sand's Creative Escape was awesome...You Don't Want to Miss #2

Here's a bit of what we experienced that day:

Bag with gifts About to start
Barb espey & flayhart

Now it's time to register for #2 before all the spaces are taken...once all the spaces are reserved...there won't be any more...over half  of them are already reserved!

Sandi’s Creative Escape #2

August 5th 2017

8:30 AM to 9:30PM

Ramada Conference Center
1700 Van Bibber Rd, Edgewood, MD 21040

13 Super Creative Hours

Register Now! Don't miss this one!

Cal 410 836 8016 

or email: [email protected]

–Bring your projects & create to your heart’s content!

Here's what you get:

*Your Own Table 6foot/Chair
*Special Surprise Gifts
*Door prizes all day
*Approx $40 Stampin’Up! Product
*Light Lunch
*Snacks: cookies, cheese, chocolate
*Water, Coffee, Tea
*Make & Take

*New Features:

1. Optional class not included in Registration Fee (TBD)
2. Optional Shoebox Swap

Register Now--fees are due at registration and are nonrefundable:

Register April 9 – 30 -$105

Register after April 30 (if spaces remain) - $110

Note: For overnight stays, if you indicate you are with Sandi’s Creative Escape, you can get a single/double room $75 (free breakfast 6:30-9:30AM)

Nearby restaurants in walking distance: Waffle House, Denny’s, Burger King

Sandi's First Creative Escape!

We're going to have a 10 hour retreat  

Sandi's Creative Escape!!!

8-10-16 Stamping EscapeYou've been asking for sleepovers, craft days in my studio...this is your answer!

No cooking, No cleaning, No carpooling, Just Time for YOU!!!
Do just what you want to do....and get pampered!

Be one of the select exclusive crafters...
.specifically limited number of reservations to keep your experience
 guaranteed to be something you won't soon forget!

-finish your projects
-build a card stash
-fill an album
-fellowship with your friends
-do whatever you've been "wanting to do"

You bring your projects & supplies,
work at your pace or work with your friends.
Get advice from the experts, share your experiences....
you won't want to go home!

Your experience includes:

-your own table + chair
-snacks & beverages all day
-light lunch
-$30 Stampin'Up! product
-Free Make & Take
-Surprises & Prizes
-Inspiration Board
Lots and lots of pampering!!!

 (Also available: 3 Big Shots and 3 Heat Tools)

SAVE $10 by registering before December 15th

Note: Limited Spaces Available


Sandi's Creative Escape

April 8th
10AM - 8PM

Box Hill North Community Center
Abingdon, MD 21009


First paid, First Reserved

Up to December 15th: $105 Nonrefundable

After December 15th (if spaces remain): $110 Nonrefundable

Don't miss out!!

Call me right now to grab your space! 410 836 8016
Email: [email protected]