Sunday, October 1, 2017


Guess what? Saturday October 7, 2017 is World Card Making Day! So thrilled that this is a thing! Aren't you?  Any day that I have an excuse to craft, a thing that I totally love, is a good day.  In the age of technology where not much seems personal anymore, I am making a vow to be more committed to giving handmade cards to my loved ones and friends. I have a friend who sends
out handmade Christmas Cards and each year that she remembers me, I smile when I open my mailbox and am so thankful that she remembered me. That kind of happy mail rarely happens anymore.

This limited time offer from Stampin' Up is going to help me start my new year off in that direction. (Actually, I'm starting with Christmas.)  What a great time for you also to make your own cards to send to your family and friends!

The world celebrates the day on October 7, but Stampin' Up! felt that one day wasn’t enough.  Wooo Hooo!  Therefore, for the next ten days (October 1–10), you can get 15% off Notecards & Envelopes and select stamp sets. Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE! These are some serious deals to help celebrate World Card Making Day !

Be sure to visit my online store to check out all of the savings! Don't delay; I wouldn't want you to miss out on these deals.


  During the month of October, get Designer Series Paper on sale.  From October 1-31, select  DSP
paper is buy 3, get 1 free!  More deals to help you get your crafty on in the coming months.

Finally -

Hostesses can earn an exclusive stamp set during the month of October - Merry Patterns Stamp Set.
In order to qualify, the event merchandise must reach a minimum of $300 usd before shipping/handling.  This is in addition to the Stampin' Rewards!

Visit my ONLINE STORE to check out all of the cool things going on


Sunday, August 27, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Looking for just the right amount of crafty to fit into your busy schedule? Get your 1st month of Paper Pumpkin for 50% off until Sept 10.  

Hop over to my online shop @ Click on the shop tab, then products, then scroll to the bottom and click on Paper Pumpkin!

Monday, April 10, 2017

Stampin' Up Retiring Products

April 10 - May 31, 2017 or until supplies last!

Stampin' Up is retiring stamps and accessories from the Annual and Occasions Catalogs to make room for new supplies in the upcoming annual catalog.  Not all of the retiring products have been discounted but you can save up to 50% on some products!

You can find a PDF version of the retiring products here:


  • Keep in mind that these products are only available while supplies last.
  • I will update this list periodically, as inevitably items will sell out. 
  • The demand for retiring products tends to be high.  Because of this, Stampin' Up will continue to produce some retiring products until May 22, 2017.


Wanna get started shopping?  Visit my online store here:  Shop with Dara

Do you have $99 worth of retiring products on your shopping list?  If so, you can get $25 of FREE product and FREE shipping on your starter kit if you sign up to join Stampin' Up as a new demonstrator. get future discounts on product!  You also get to pre-order from the new annual catalog as a demonstrator (which will be available to the public after June 1, 2017)! CLICK HERE to take the plunge, or to find out a little bit more!


  • April 10 - Retirement List published
  • May 2 - May 31 - Demonstrators can pre-order products from new annual catalog.  New recruits can get pre-order products as a part of their demo kit and will receive a case of catalogs with their kits.
  • May 31:  LAST DAY to order from the old 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and Occasions Catalog.
  • June 1 - Begin ordering from new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.
If you are placing an order with me online during the month of April, please use the following code when ordering:  

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Wishes

Happy Birthday Wishes

My new favorite stamp set is from the Stampin' Up! 2017 Sale-a-Bration brochure - Avant Garden. I love it and I love flowers so this for me was an easy sell.  I also love that this stamp set is not too "busy". It's easy and elegant. I kept the design of this card simple - as these days I adore simple and clean designs.  I used the Crumb Cake ink on Whisper White cardstock and the "dots" from Avant Garden. I stamped off once to get a lighter color. I stamped the flowers with Pumpkin Pie and Melon Mambo. Finally, I used Pear Pizzazz for the stems/leaves and Chocolate Chip for the stamen. The card base is Whisper White and the stamped portion of the card is mounted on Pumpkin Pie cardstock. Sweet and Simple, right?!?

I chose the greeting from the Avant Garden Stamp Set as well and used Chocolate Chip ink  to stamp the greeting. My upline in Stampin' Up has started a new Birthday Card campaign with the intention of sending birthday cards to all of the demonstrators beneath her.  After I pondered it, I deemed it relatively brilliant. No matter what other occasions occur, birthdays are an occasion that mostly everyone celebrates so you can't go wrong there. I have decided that I am going to include more birthday card designs for my classes in 2017.

I hope you find this simple card inspirational. The Avant Garden stamp set can be found in the 2017 Sale-a-Bration brochure (view brochure here) and is available for FREE with required minimum purchase (shop here) through March 31, 2017.