Monday, May 22, 2017

Occasions is ending soon!

Don't forget -- the Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog is ending soon (May 31).  Don't miss out on the beautiful products in this catalog!  Some have sold out and are no longer available, so make your list and head to my store here to see if they're available:


Don't forget to check the retiring and clearance items as well.  There are some great deals to be had!

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Receive a FREE Designer Paper Packet with every $25 in Stampin' Up! products purchased
One Week Only
May 22 – 29
Each $25 is counted prior to tax and shipping, 
All packets contain 12 sheets of 6"x6" Stampin' Up! DSP,
Packets are randomly selected and mailed to you within about a week of your order along with your free host gift.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Creativity Starts Here!




I got my Paper Pumpkin the other day and I love it!  If you don't know about Paper Pumpkin, it is a monthly subscription.  You will receive a cute little orange box of goodies each month.  It contains everything you need to complete the projects.  You don't know what you'll get each month.  Check out my Pinterest board to the right.  I have a Paper Pumpkin board with lots of ideas for alternative projects and cards. I can hardly wait for my orange box each month!

This month's kit contains some adorable donut cards!  Who doesn't love donuts?!!  Check out the video here:



I have good news...If you are a new subscriber, you can save 25% on your first three months by using a code at check out.  This promotion ends on June 10, so don't wait!  Use the code STARTHERE and you will get the discount.

To sign up for a monthly subscription, click here or on the picture below. Please let me know if I can answer any questions!  Also, please choose me as a demonstrator if you go straight to the Paper Pumpkin website.  I will send you a card kit from a previous month!!



Thursday, April 20, 2017

Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Suite

Have you seen the Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Suite?  It's gorgeous!  The stamp set and dies are so pretty and I love the new In Colors it features.  The dsp is to die for!   As a demonstrator, I was able to pre-order this beautiful set.  I will be showing samples very soon!  Until then, check out my pinterest board for this suite!  Just click here:  Eastern Palace



Friday, March 24, 2017

Sale-a-Bration Ends Soon!!

The end is getting closer!!  The Sale-a-Bration catalog will soon end.  If you would like to get a FREE item in this catalog, and on the added list of items below, place a qualifying order by March 31st from any catalog.  There are some cute stamp sets, papers and ribbons to choose from, along with two embossing folders.  Don't wait!  A few items have already sold out (the tin, the glitter paper, and the Seaside Embossing Folder). Just click below to start shopping!!

I have a special gift for the first person who places an order of $75.  Not only will you get to choose a freebie from this catalog, but you will get a pack of the GLITTER PAPER which is no longer available (only US).  It is sooooo pretty!!  










Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Hello Gorgeous!

Hey Stampers!  I was trying to come up with an easy class card because my other three were more complicated.  I decided to pull out Beautiful You from the Occasions 2017 catalog.  I used some Sending Love dsp, also from the Occasions catalog, and I layered it on top of a Stitched Square and Oval and cut the sentiment banner with the Banner Triple Punch.  I wanted to keep the dress plain until I showed it to my friends.  I gave them the option of stamping it in Memento Black or adding Real Red to the image.  I think most of them stamped the red.  I like it both ways.  What do you think?  If I can find a photo of the image with red, I will update.  I finished it off with some metallic enamel shapes (LOVE them!!).

Thanks for taking the time to leave me a comment.  I love reading them!



Here is the filled in version with a different piece of dsp.






By the way, Sale-a-Bration is going to be over soon (sigh).  If you want the chance to pick a FREE item out of this catalog, you'd better hurry!  It ends on March 31.  Occasions will continue through May.



Click here to shop:





Paper Pumpkin Special

Paper Pumpkin is celebrating its 4th birthday!!  There will be a special celebration kit designed by Sara Douglass, CEO of Stampin' Up!  There's a gift inside this bold and sassy kit.  I cannot wait to see it!  Order March 11-April 10 for Sara's kit (see below for ordering info).




What is a Paper Pumpkin, you ask?!!  It is a monthly box of crafting goodies!  You've probably seen or  heard about the orange box that is around $20/month.  You get a clear block the first time you subscribe.  It always has an ink spot or two, embellishments, glue dots, an adorable mini stamp set, and some cut card or project pieces.  I enjoy having everything in one box.  I can take it on the go or do it in front of the t.v., or on my lunch break.

There are two ways to subscribe.  One is on a month-to-month basis.  If you decide to skip an month, you click the box and you will not get a kit that month.  You can cancel at any time.  The second way is a prepaid subscription. This is the best deal, especially during Sale-a-Bration.  The 3-month subscription is usually $59.  If you purchase it before the end of March, you will pay $55 and you will choose a FREE item in the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  Don't wait if you would like to try this out! Even if you are a subscriber, you can skip a month and enter the code for the three month subscription and then your regular subscription will continue at the end of the prepay.  If you have any questions, please let me know. There are thousands of alternative projects on Pinterest using Paper Pumpkin.  Just do a search and you'll see the amazing creations!  You can also follow me on Pinterest.  I have lots of Paper Pumpkin pins (see link on the right side bar).  Click here to see ordering info:



Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Avant Garden

I wasn't quite sure where to begin with this pretty set called Avant Garden.  It was FREE in the Sale-a-Brations catalog.  All you have to do is make a qualifying purchase of $50 and you can choose an item free.

I decided I hadn't used pinks in a while.  I seem to get in a rut with the Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Soft Sky, Mint Macaron colors.  I pulled out some Melon Mambo and Flirty Flamingo to see how they looked together.  The greens were easy - Old Olive regular and stamped off, and Pear Pizzazz.  These two colors are in my comfort zone.

I stamped the flowers and leaves and thought it looked a little too pinky.  I inked up the dots in the stamp set with Peekaboo Peach and that seemed to pull it together. I first used a base of Crumb Cake and then decided to try another version with Melon Mambo.  Let me know which one you prefer! I used Stylish Stems Framelits for the sentiment piece on the Crumb Cake version.





p.s.  Did you know there are NEW freebies in Sale-a-Bration?!!  They were just released yesterday. 
 Check them out here:









Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Pals Blog Hop - February 2017




Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2017. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our 2017 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are CASE’ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration from which to choose. We hope you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

I decided to use Beautiful You from the Occasions 2017 catalog (page 24).  I started out with a base of Soft Sky with a panel of Falling in Love designer series paper.  It's a gorgeous package of paper! I stamped on Shimmery White cardstock and colored the image with inks and an Aqua Painter.  I then stamped the sentiment in Versamark on vellum paper and heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.  I mounted the image on Blushing Bride and tucked a pretty doily under it, tied some Blushing Bride twine around it, and tucked the vellum piece behind.  I finished it off by splattering with a Gold Wink of Stella Pen.  I hope you like it!







Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop! 

Blog Hop Line-up: