Thursday, August 27, 2015


As promised here is just some of the August Paper Pumpkin kit put together.  I absolutely love the gorgeous gift boxes with this months kits.  The tags were made using the White Whisper Pigment Ink which gives a very cool chalky look against the black card stock.  You have just a couple more days to sign up to receive Paper Pumpkin at your door each month for half price for the first two months.  If you don't like what you receive (very doubtful though) you can stop your subscription at any time.   Contact me with any questions and I'd be happy to answer them.  

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


I wanted to share with you something I've been working on this summer in my spare time when I'm not keeping house or working on Stampin' Up!  I attended a class at SHE Scrapbooks in Lady Lake, Florida during the beginning of July and we made this. 

This is called The Curious Cabinet and is designed and taught by Jim Hankins aka The Gentleman Crafter.  This is made from very heavy chip board and covered in Graphic 45 paper.  This cabinet stands 14" tall and 6" wide.  The doors open up to three drawers that slide in and out.  While in class I decided to purchase a kit from a different class Jim was teaching but I could not attend.  The class was called The Beach Lantern and I just finished it this past weekend.  

 I absolutely love how these turned out and I look forward to making more of Jim Hankins fabulous creations.  I hope you enjoyed looking at these.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


I absolutely love the colors this month!!  I can't wait to get started and see the beautiful results from this months Paper Pumpkin.  Don't go far, because I'll be back soon with pictures.  Remember, Paper Pumpkin is 50% off your first two months for new subscribers NOW until September 10.



Tuesday, August 11, 2015


This designer series paper is called Happy Haunting and it's in the new Holiday catalog.  Look at all those fun patterns!  Spider webs, ghosts and more.  These designs will sure be a hit on your halloween cards.  

I can't tell you how gorgeous this paper is and this picture does not do it justice either.  This paper is called  Winter Wonderland and it is 12 sheets of beautiful paper printed with metallic ink on one side.  You will just have to buy a pack and see for yourself how beautiful it is.  

WOW!  is all I can say about this designer paper.  Nine sheets, three of each design of beautiful vellum paper.  This pack of DSP is call Holidays Fancy Foil.  Again, this picture does not do it justice at all.  You better purchase this too so you know what I'm talking about.   All of these beautiful Stampin' Up! product's will be available for purchase September 1.  If you need a catalog please leave me a message and I will be happy to get one to you.

Monday, August 10, 2015


One of the many reason I love being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is because I get to purchase all the new stamp sets and supplies a month before the catalog goes live. Check out these great supplies from the new Holiday catalog.  Aren't those little wooden Snowflake Elements just the BEST!!  24 come in the pack for just $6.00.  There are three different sizes.  I think they could be painted white too if you wanted something other than the wood look.  

Those Iced Rhinestone Embellishments are so pretty and come 24 in a pack for $5.00.  Two sizes. 

And how about that ribbon!!   The first two - Gold & White 3/8" Glitter Ribbon is absolutely beautiful!  I know I will be using a lot of this ribbon for my Holiday cards.  The other two rolls of ribbon are the 1/8" Striped Ribbon.  This ribbon ties so nicely, you will love it.

Of course more fun Washi Tape.  Winter Wonderland and Season of Cheer.

How about these fun, fun, fun Spider Web Doilies!!  Aren't they just the coolest?!  I can think of many uses for these on cards.  They don't just have to be spider webs either.  Let your imagination run wild!

This is just a very small sampling of some of the supplies in the new Holiday catalog.  I hope you enjoyed looking.

Friday, August 7, 2015


DOESN'T THIS LOOK LIKE FUN!!!??   This witch hat will make a perfect centerpiece on any Halloween table.  You will be able to order this spooky centerpiece kit September 1, which will give you plenty of time to work on it before Halloween.  This finished project is 13" x 13". This kit comes complete with everything you need to make it all for $22.00.

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Isn't this designer series paper absolutely gorgeous?!  Twelve beautiful 12 x 12 sheets, two sheets of each design of beautiful paper from Stampin' Up! Here are a couple of fun card using this new paper. 

You will be able to order this beautiful paper September 1. If you need a copy of the new Holiday catalog, please contact me.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


If you have never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to get 50% off your first two months.  With a deal like this, why wait?   Sign up today.  This offer ends September 10, 2015.  Use the Promo code HALFOFF when signing up HERE

What is Paper Pumpkin? It's an orange box full of fun paper goodies, rubber stamps, and accessories that will come to your house every month.  You will get everything you need to make a fun project or set of cards every month.  Every month is a surprise!  Paper Pumpkin is perfect for any crafters that would like to attend a workshop/class but can't.  Sign up with a friend and get together every month and make your cards/ project together.  

Paper Pumpkin comes to my house every month and I love it.  If after the first, second, third or fourth month you decide you don't want to receive Paper Pumpkin anymore, just cancel your subscription.  Easy peasy!! 
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Tuesday, August 4, 2015


If you have not tried Stampin' Up!'s new Cotton Paper on page 148 in the new catalog then you need to, especially if you love making paper flowers!!  Below are just a couple I have made using this new Cotton Paper.  This new paper is lightweight but very sturdy.  It comes in packs of 12 sheets, each 12 x 12" and four each  from four different colors.  Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Cucumber Crush and Watermelon Wonder.  These flowers are so easy so make.

I cut five small squares each from the 12 x 12" cotton paper and then used two dies from the Floral Frames Collection Framelits and put them through my Big Shot. 

 I then simply stapled the stack of flowers together and started crinkling each of the fives flowers upward and BINGO, flower is completed!! 

Here is a little pillow box, (new Pillow Box Thinlit Die in the Holiday catalog) with a Cotton Paper flower adhered onto it.   I love these sturdy but delicate flowers.  
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Monday, August 3, 2015


This card was one of my swaps for convention.  I used every stamp except for one stamp, from the Birthday Blossoms stamp set on page 8 in the main catalog.

 Carol Gilmore created this card using the Watercolor Words stamp set. This stamp set is one of my favorites because of the created design of each stamp and there are so many in this set.  It's on page 117 in the main catalog.

 Suzy Speare  made this card using the Garden in Bloom stamp set.  I love the new Mint Macaron card stock she used for the base of her card. 

Unfortunately the name tag fell off this card sometime during my travels home from convention, so I cannot give credit for this beautiful card. She used the new Vintage Leaves stamp set for this card.

 Jenn Gulch made this card using several papers from the Pretty Petals designer paper, and the verse comes from the That Thing You Did stamp set.

This fun birthday card was made by Stacey Lisk.  She used the new Sprinkles on Top stamp set on page 7 in the main catalog. 

I hope these cards may give you some new ideas for your own card making projects cards.  All of these stamps sets and supplies can be purchased HERE.

Sunday, August 2, 2015


How about a few Halloween and Fall card samples from the new Holiday catalog?! 

The Light Hearted Leaves set is so pretty and delicate.  They coordinate with the Leaflets Framelets Dies on page 172 of the main S/U catalog. 

These little cuties are made using the new Spider Web Doilies and the new Sweet Hauntings stamp set. 

I hope you have enjoyed getting a little sneak peek of some of the fun ideas and designs from the new Holiday Catalog.  

Friday, July 31, 2015


Do you want to see some sample cards using some of the new products from the new Holiday catalog?  Of course you do!!
Joyful Season from the new catalog is probably my most favorite stamp set.   I absolutely love this!!  I think this will be a top seller.

Aren't these ornament stamps beautiful?  Of course they come with thinlits dies.

Wonderland is going to be another one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday catalog.  Can you see the little wooden snow flake in the center?  

This could be my favorite stamp set too, from the Holiday catalog!! Oh shoot, they are all my favorite!!  This stamp set comes with so many fun accessories too.  

I hope you have a great day today.  Check back tomorrow for more card samples.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


I just returned from Salt Lake City this past Tuesday and I want to tell you I had such a fabulous time attending the 2015 Stampin' Up! convention.  I learned many new and fun ideas for card making and I was given the new Holiday Catalog!!  Woo Hoo!  You are going to love this new Holiday Catalog.  I think it is by far Stampin' Up!'s very best!  I can show you the front cover but that is it for now.  
I will be giving a copy of the Holiday Catalog to all my customers mid August and you will be able to begin ordering from it on September 1.  If you are not one of my regular customers but would like a FREE Holiday catalog sent to you please let me know.

One of the very fun and inspiring parts about convention are the new stamping ideas and techniques.  Over the next several days please check back to see some of these fun ideas.
This was an example of using three colors to create cards for the month of September.  A perfect color combination is Tip Top Taupe, Hello Honey and Early Espresso.  The sunflower was made using the Flower Medallion punch. 

Here is a five color combination for October.  Tangelo Twist, Blackberry Bliss,  Mossy Meadow, Tip Top Taupe, and Hello Honey.  Below is the beautiful card made with this color combination and the new Vintage Leaves stamp set.

Main stage at convention. 

Card examples using the new Watercolor Wishes Card Kit on page 155 from the main catalog.

Come back tomorrow for more convention updates.

Friday, June 12, 2015


Does this look FUN?!  You can order this and much more from the new 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! catalog featured below. Ask me how and I will be happy to help you.  Need a catalog?  Ask me for one and I'd be happy to send you one (postage only).  

Would you like to see the catalog on-line right now?  Please Click HERE  Please give the page a minute to download.