Monday, April 7, 2014

Petite Petals Bundle of Spring Class - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Don't forget! Wednesday, April 9th is the last day to register for the Petite Petals Bundle of Spring Card Class. 
You will make four cards plus a really cute box to put them in! I'll even throw in a BONUS fifth card too!

And make sure you check back on May 1st. I'll be announcing how you can attend the Masculine Card Class FOR FREE!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Spiral Flower Die Bouquet - Stampin' Up!

Check it out!

I absolutely LOVE the Spiral Flower Die! Don't you? Of course, anytime I get to play with the glue gun, that's fun too!

These are eight of the ten Subtles colors. I didn't use the greens because I wanted the flowers to be all different colors (not green!). So, since I used the green pipe cleaners, didn't use Pear Pizzazz or Wild Wasabi.

I used a clear glass bottle, added a Tea Lace Doily, then a little bit of the 5/8" Organza Ribbon coupled with the 3/8" Pink Pirouette Taffeta Ribbon for the finishing touches. Cute, huh? 

During my next meeting with the Latte Joy Stampers later this month, WE will each be making one of these flowers! Isn't it neat how you can make the flower large or small? Did I mention how much I LOVE this Spiral Flower Die? Remember, it is only available while the Spring Catalog is available - through June 1, 2014. Although, I REALLY hope they make this permanent and add it to the big catty when it comes out.

Speaking of the new catty... Stampin' Up! has announced that the RETIRED LIST will be available beginning April 21st! How cool is that?!

Make sure you mark your calendars for Friday, May 9th and Saturday, May 10th. More information will follow.

And finally, the Hostess Code for April 1-14 is ZPGW263M. Please remember when you list NO CONTACT, I don't know who you are! My customers will receive the new catalog in May and I'd LOVE to get one to you too! If you have previously placed an online order and listed NO CONTACT, send me an email and let me know! You'll need to update your online customer profile, and I will get you added so YOU can receive the catalogs!

Thanks so much for your business! 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Petite Petals - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

The April card class will be called Petite Petals Bundle of Spring! Doesn't that sound fun?!

Well, I have been playing with this set and decided to make this card for my mom - her birthday is in March and green is her favorite color. I found this design online, but I cannot find the originator now (if you know who it is, please let me know - I'd love to give that crafter credit. LOVE this card!)

And, since Gumball Green is going to go bye-byes when the new catalog arrives, I really wanted to use that color for my mom's card.
Happy Birthday Mom!

What do you think? And you will make this card when you come to the class in April too!

Did you notice? Not only is Gumball Green used, so is Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, and Midnight Muse - ALL will retire with the new catalog! I also threw in a little Pistachio Pudding for some of the leaves. Since all the InColors coordinate, makes it really easy for me! And we will use punches, my Sizzix Big Shot, and even markers! (Can you tell where the Happy Birthday greeting came from? Yup - had to use a marker because I didn't want the entire stamp!)

AND, when you subscribe to My Paper Pumpkin BEFORE March 31st, you will receive this set of MARKERS - that's right, you will have your OWN set of the 2012-2014 InColor Stampin'Write markers. Such a DEAL, huh? You can see some of my ideas for the Paper Pumpkin Starter Kit by clicking HERE.

Hope you enjoyed this card!

Monday, February 24, 2014

Oh Hello in Crisp Cantaloupe - Stampin' Up!

We had so much fun this past weekend playing with the Oh Hello stamp set. Crafters made four cards along with the box that makes such a cute gift!

This card was inspired by one of Ronda Wade's AND my friend Carol who did the card design for our Card Ministry this month. You know me - I have to marry several ideas to get one card! Thanks ladies for the GREAT ideas!

And here's the extra card the crafters were able to make. Directions follow below the card

Isn't this pretty! And so easy too!

Feel free to leave me a comment and let me know what you think!

Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock
Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (FREE during Sale-a-Bration!)
2.5" Circle Punch
Whisper White cardstock
2013-2015 InColor Stampin' Write Markers
Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon
Pistachio Pudding 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon
Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Stampin' Dimensionals
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Wetlands Stamp Set
Oh, Hello Stamp Set
Snail Adhesive
Simply Scored Scoring Tool

1. Cut Crisp Cantaloupe cardstock to 8.5" x 5.5" (score at 2-1/8" and 6-3/8")
2. Adhere Sweet Sorbet DSP (each strip 5-3/8" x 2") to front of card
3. Punch 2.5" circle from scrap of Whisper White cardstock
4. Using Stamp-a-Ma-Jig, stamp flower image and Birthday Greetings Sentiment on circle (Don't forget to stamp the image inside the card AND on the envelope to really jazz it up!)
5. Adhere Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon on circle (I used a little bit of tape to make sure it stayed!)
6. Place Stampin' Dimensionals on back of 2.5" circle piece and adhere to Tea Lace Doily
7. Place Stampin' Dimensionals on HALF of the Tea Lace Doily
8. Adhere to HALF of the card front (sample placed on left half)
9. Place Rhinestones in bottom right corner


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Paper Pumpkin - Past Kits Now Available - Stampin' Up!

WOW! Stampin' Up! has really outdone themselves today!

Clearance Rack items have been updated. Click HERE to go directly to the CLEARANCE RACK.

The Weekly Deals have been updated. Remember, these change on Tuesdays, so check back each week. Click HERE to go directly to the WEEKLY DEALS.

And Stampin' Up! has decided to offer a few of the past Paper Pumpkin kits AND some refills kits from previous Paper Pumpkin kits. WOW! And remember - if you JOIN before March 31st, you also receive the FREE MARKERS! (Let me know if you'd like me to send a PDF to your email!)

Paper Pumpkin Past Kits and Refill Kits FINE PRINT:
Only while supplies last, active Paper Pumpkin subscribers can purchase a selection of past Paper Pumpkin Kits and Paper Pumpkin Refill Kits.

  • This special offer is available to any active Paper Pumpkin subscribers. Former Paper Pumpkin subscribers are not eligible unless they resubscribe.
    • An active or current subscriber is someone who is receiving one or more Paper Pumpkin Kits on a monthly basis. 
    • If a subscriber decides to skip a month, they are still considered an active subscriber.
  • Kits and refill kits will count toward Sale-A-Bration rewards (through March 31) and hostess benefits for all subscribers.
  • Active subscribers can order as many kits and refill kits as they'd like; however, this offer is good only while supplies last. Once our current inventory of a kit is depleted, the kit will not be available for ordering.
  • There is no guarantee that we will sell additional past kits or kit refills again.
  • Kit prices do not include shipping; standard shipping rates apply.
  • To order these kits, Paper Pumpkin subscribers must call Demonstrator Support during normal business hours (M-F, 7 AM [MT] - 7 PM [MT]) at 1-800-STAMP UP (1-800-782-6787). 
    • Kits cannot be ordered in the Online Store.
    • Kits can be added to a customer or workshop order.
    • Kits cannot be used on incentive orders or as a Starter Kit item.
    • Kits can be purchased with hostess dollars or as hostess 50%-off items.
  • Paper Pumpkin Refill Kits do NOT include the stamp set or ink from the original kit.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

February 2014 Paper Pumpkin - Stampin' Up!

Did you see? The February 2014 Paper Pumpkin has shipped from Stampin' Up! Those lucky subscribers will be receiving theirs shortly. 

And what a cute idea huh? If you haven't yet seen the video from Stampin'Up!, here it is! (If you are reading this from your email, you will need to go to my blog to watch the video.)

How stinkin' cute! And you still have time to join Paper Pumpkin and receive the free markers! Stampin' Up! has extended their free offer through the end of MARCH! Click here to JOIN NOW!


Monday, February 3, 2014

Oh, Hello!

Crafters -

Here is a little sneak peek of the Oh, Hello Card Class that is on Saturday, February 22nd from 9a-12p.  You will be making four (4) cards with this really cute box!

The cost is $30 and you will leave on the 22nd with your own Oh, Hello Stamp set (clear). Bring your acrylic blocks (Block E will fit each of the stamps). If you already have the stamp set, the cost is just $20 and you will need to bring your stamp set to the class.

The RSVP date is Monday, February 10th (your payment is your RSVP). Don't forget to bring your Crafter's Kit with you to the class!

See you on February 22nd!

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Stampin' Up! Sale-a-Bration is HERE!

Can you believe it is January 28th?! And Sale-a-Bration has officially begun! YEAH!!!! And I know we have all been waiting for it, ALL YEAR LONG! If you haven't received your Sale-a-Bration catalog/brochure, let me know - I'd LOVE to be your demonstrator!
January 28 through March 31, 2014

Because there will also be new Weekly Deals beginning today, make sure you check out the PROMOTIONS link on my Stampin' Up! online store. And don't forget about the Clearance Rack too!


Feel free to stop over this weekend and make a Valentine's Day card. I believe there is some kind of football game this weekend (HA!), so when you are out and about this weekend, you can swing buy and make a quick card when you pick up your catalog! The dates and times are:

  • Friday, January 31, 2014, 12p-3p (while the kids are in school)
  • Friday, January 31, 2014, 5p-7p (on the way home from work)
  • Saturday, February 1, 2014, 9a-12p (getting those last minute supplies for the Big Game on Sunday)
Look forward to seeing you this weekend!

UPDATE: I've added the link on the right side and just below here so you can view the Sale-a-Bration catalog/brochure. Let me know if you want your own personal copy!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Stampin' Up! Sweet Sorbet Card Set

Yup! That's right! Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-Bration is just around the corner. One of the items that you can earn is this FABULOUS Designer Series Paper called Sweet Sorbet. It's available beginning January 28th. 

On Saturday, during our downline meeting we used several colors that coordinate with Sweet Sorbet. As many of you know, I absolutely LOVE Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Papers!

Here is the card I made for our meeting using the Sunburst Design.

The crafters had the option of using Sassy Salutations or Trust God Stamp Sets because most of the sentiments fit perfectly! We stamped the inside of the cards and the envelopes using one of the butterflies from Papillon Potpourri.

After our meeting, I also made a few sets of cards using the Oh, Hello Stamp Set. I used the flower from this set to stamp the inside of the cards and the envelopes. Check it out!

You can click on the picture to enlarge it. Notice how different each card looks? We used the same Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper on the cards, but just changed the background color and ink! 

PERFECT set of cards as a gift! And so stinkin' easy using the Note Cards and Envelopes!


Supplies Used:
Note Cards and Envelopes, Item #131527
Whisper White, Item #100730
Basic Black Cardstock, Item #121045
Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock, Item #131298
Pistachio Pudding Cardstock, Item #131294
Pool Party Cardstock, Item #122924
Summer Starfruit Cardstock, Item #126839
7/16" Natural Trim Ribbon, Item #129287
Crisp Cantaloupe 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon, Item #130021
Pistachio Pudding 3/8" Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon, Item #130020
Whisper White 3/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Item #109070
Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Item #126846
Sweet Sorbet DSP, Item #133521
Elegant Butterfly Punch, Item #127526
Bitty Butterfly Punch, Item #129406

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Stampin' Up! Blessed Easter

We made this EASY card on Saturday during our downline meeting. Can I tell you what a BIG hit it was? And we were able to play with a FEW new items from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog. (Check out the list at the end of this posting for the items used!)

There are SEVERAL great things about this card:
  1. The design came from the bimonthly magazine that Stampin' Up! sends to us. It is called "Stampin' Success" and it has the BEST ideas. All demonstrators receive the magazine and during Sale-a-Bration, it is a GREAT time to join!
  2. This card was able to be made in less than 10 minutes!
  3. We only used a quarter of each Tea Lace Doily. So that means we made FOUR cards with EACH of the Tea Lace Doilies
  4. The Blessed Easter Stamp is just one stamp, and it is available in wood only. However, tulips are such happy spring-y flowers and make such pretty cards... so, I cut the wording apart from the flowers. I will definitely be making more cards using this set, but I'll use a wording set like Sassy Salutations, Perfectly Penned, Four You, or the new Occasions Simply Celebrate stamp set. Talk about a GREAT gift set of cards for friends, family, teachers, and the like!

Supplies Used:
Blessed Easter Stamp, Item #133212 (WOOD only)
Whisper White Cardstock, Item #100730
Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Item #126842
Big Shot, Item #113439
Arrows Embossing Folder, Item #132187
Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Item #129399
Raspberry Ripple 3/8"Stitched Satin Ribbon, Item #126845
2012-2014 InColor Stampin' Write Markers, Item #126856
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad, Item #126974

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


Crafters -

With Valentine's Day fast approaching, here's a little treat we made on Saturday during our downline meeting.
Fast and Easy Valentine Treat

We added two pieces of Ghirardelli chocolates to sweeten the deal!

This was so easy to do! Let me know if you want to make this at YOUR workshop!

Supplies used:
Primrose Petals Cardstock, Item #126841
Raspberry Ripple Cardstock, Item #126842
2012-2014 InColor Designer Series Paper Stack, Item #130137
Raspberry Ripple 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Item #126845
Full Heart Punch, Item #119883
Sticky Strip, Item #104294 (This is a MUST!)

Monday, January 20, 2014

Mini Muslin Bags and Christmas Ideas!

Crafters -

We had our downline meeting on Saturday. And what a GREAT time we had!
Nina demonstrating using Mini Muslin Bags
Sandie showing a few Christmas ideas
Audra showing a couple of ornaments

I'll be posting pictures of the cards we made later this week too. Hope you enjoy them as much as we enjoyed making them!

Friday, January 17, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin - Real Life

Ok, first, here is the December Paper Pumpkin using the Real Life Journal. SO COOL!
December My Paper Pumpkin - Real Life Journal

Did you notice the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper? Matches this kit PERFECTLY!

I made this card for our Associate Pastor and Children's Ministry Leader.

You see, they have been dating (none of us seemed to know this either) and well, on New Year's Day, he asked her to marry him and SHE SAID YES!!!! What a perfect way to start 2014, huh? Congrats to Pastor David To and Ruth Henry

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Thoughts and Prayers

Crafters -

The Thoughts and Prayers stamp set is one of my all time favorites. I use it for men's cards AND women's cards. The flowers in this set makes VERY pretty Birthday cards and the tree in this set makes a VERY handsome card for men.

The set also makes some very elegant sympathy cards. Can you tell just how much I love this set?

My friend Lynn Chapman made this card and was kind enough to send me a picture of it. Isn't it beautiful?

As you can tell, Lynn stamped in green, added a few punchouts for the flowers, and then included a few brads to really make the card pop!

Thanks so much Lynn for sharing your gifts and talents!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Special!

Crafters -

Wait until you hear this! Many of you know how much I enjoy the Paper Pumpkin kit that I receive each month. My Pumpkineers seem to enjoy the monthly kits too.

Of course, I add a little extra to the projects each month, which is why I'm sure they enjoy the projects so much! (smile)

Anyway, Stampin' Up! is making a deal so good, you will want to join as soon as possible!

How exciting is this offer?! AND when you join before January 25th, I'll send you a package of Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents. My Pumpkineers will tell you - we use these all the time to jazz up the cards!

Join Paper Pumpkin Now!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes

Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes are just the absolute best and easiest way to make a card! Check it out!

Thanks So Much Card
Using Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes

I added the "Thanks so much" stamp from my Oh, Hello stamp set, using Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad. Then used my Elegant Butterfly punch on a scrap of Tangerine Tango Card Stock, added a Crisp Cantaloupe Bitty Butterfly punchout, a few rhinestones and viola! The card is so pretty in real life!

And so easy too! Took me longer to get out the stamps, stamp pad and punches than it did for me to put the card together!

And yes, this is one of the cards that we will be making on Saturday, January 25th. The RSVP date is Sunday, January 12th. See you here!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Occasions Spring Catalog

Crafters -

Did you notice the Occasions (Spring) Catalog icon on the right side of the blog? YUP!

It's effective TODAY!

Don't get me wrong, I am always sad to see Christmas stuff leave, but the items in the Occasions catalog are just so WOW!

And, for those of you who have been looking over my class schedule, the January class uses the Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes.
Watercolor Wonder Designer Note Cards & Envelopes
 Don't you just LOVE them?!

Gotta let you in on a little secret too... There is also Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper (DSP).
Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
This little snapshot picture just does not do the paper justice. It is WAY prettier in real life. I think I may be combining the DSP with the Note Cards for my own personal stash too... 

I'm also working in my Craft Studio this weekend. Feel free to stop over on Saturday, January 4th, from 9am until 2pm to pick up YOUR Occasions catalog. As my thank you for you stopping over, you can pick out one of my retired card kits. The papers are retired, but Stampin'Up! quality NEVER retires!

Look forward to seeing you here!

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Clearance Rack!!!

Crafters -

Did you see?! Did you see?!

Stampin' Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with MORE STUFF!!!

Now, I have been traveling, visiting with family during this Christmas season, so I just checked it out this morning - and can I just say WOW?!?!?!?!?!

Because I'm updating this very late at night, and I still haven't figured out all this iPad posting stuffs.... Please click on the 'Clearance Rack' link that is on the right hand side. Hope you love all the great deals, as much as I do!

Remember, these items are only available while supplies last!

And the item that surprises me the most - the item that hasn't sold out yet - that one. It is item #123002, the 2011 InColor Stampin' Write Markers! Talk about a GREAT deal!!!

Those markers are the InColors that were current from 2011-2013, so that item number just retired this past summer. BUT, did you notice? FOUR of the FIVE colors of the markers are now CURRENT COLORS! That's right! Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Wisteria Wonder are all current colors! Only the Lucky Limeade didn't make the cut (but it is still an absolutely GREAT green color).

So GO! Make your selection before they are sold out of YOUR favorites!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Card Class Schedule

Now that life is beginning to get back into a routine, I've been able to sit down with my calendar. Anyone else remember the carefree days of youth, when we were able to call a friend and go to a movie or dinner with just a moment's notice? Funny how life changes, huh?

So, since we are all busy with work, family, kids, sports, etc., I have listed the dates for ALL of 2014 for my Card Classes. Each month will have a different theme and each month you will need to bring your Crafter's Kit with you. 

And just to make sure it all stays fresh, check the date the month before. With all the WONDERFUL specials that Stampin'Up! offers, if they have a special promotion going, the date may change. Please confirm before you RSVP. As always, your payment is your RSVP.

To keep this somewhat to a schedule, I have listed the fourth Saturday in each month, EXCEPT December.  

All are scheduled for Saturday mornings from 9am until 12p.

2014 Monthly Card Classes
January 25 - Watercolor Wonder Card Class
February 22
March 22
April 26
May 24
June 28
July 26
August 23
September 27
October 25
November 22
December 20

If you would prefer to craft with YOUR friends at a PRIVATE CLASS (minimum 5 paid attendees), let me know and we will schedule a time! You can even have YOUR PRIVATE CLASS at my home! Bring your friends (and refreshments, if you'd like) and we will use MY craft room!

Look forward to seeing you here!