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BOGO Sale Friday, July 1st!

I have just posted on my Facebook page several photos for my room for tomorrow's BOGO Sale. Contact me for details, if you have any questions.

You can see those on my Facebook page HERE (hoping I did that correct!).

Look forward to seeing you on Friday, July 1st at 9am.

No early birds, please.

Banner Surprise Paper Pumpkin - PLAY BALL! - Stampin' Up!

Ok, so... how many of you are enjoying your June 2016 Paper Pumpkin - the Banner Surprise Kit? 




Earlier this morning, I sent a sneak peek of TWO different cards to my Pumpkineers. Well, then I started playing with my kit again. You see, I try to give them about a dozen different ideas. So... I started playing with my kit.

I had an idea for a Christmas card and was gonna work on that, but I had also put a few chocolates in one of the triangular cellophane bags that was included with the kit. BUT I didn't like the little topper that I had on it. So I was really just playing with it.

Well... using my Mint Macaron I put the striped circle on just half of the die-cut circle and then put it on the other half.


Quickly I grabbed my Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad and matching cardstock, I cut one of the card bases into a quarter strip, and check me out!


How stinkin' cute is this?

Now I gotta show you a blast from the past. Our boy is a teenager now a…

Paper Pumpkin - Banner Surprise Kit - Stampin' Up!


Just WOW!

I know many of you took advantage of the $5 One Day Deal that Stampin' Up! offered for the June Paper Pumpkin.

Well, those kits have begun hitting the mailboxes! I received mine on Monday.

My Pumpkineers will meet on Friday to see some alternate designs. There are a few who will be missing due to vacations, parties and two of the ladies are going on a church thing with the youth!

BUT, they will still receive the PDF with my alternate designs. Want to see what I made last night?


My foam adhesive strips arrived Tuesday evening. Now I gotta let you in on a little secret. I have never actually MADE a shaker card before! YIKES!!!!! Don't tell anyone, ok?

BUT, when I saw the sneak peek that Paper Pumpkin gave on their Facebook page, I thought this month's kit would be shaker cards. And since they always give us SO MUCH in the kits, thought I would make a few extras, so I ordered the foam adhesive strips to use.

WOW! I had no idea how much fun these …

Penned and Painted - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

I make a number of cards throughout each month. Some are for classes, others for friends or gifts, and still others are for our church's card ministry. Typically I do not make just one of a card, unless it is for a special order. I like to do assembly line!

Well, my Team Leader challenged us to make 20 cards and send those out. With this cold and life in general, I didn't get my 20 done last week.  :(  Well, she thought it was so important that she challenged us with the same challenge again this week!

And, I just LOVE the Penned and Painted Photopolymer Stamp Set. This is a two-step stamp (just means that to get the extra detail, you use a couple of stamps - makes it really POP off the page!).

YEARS ago, I heard Shelli Gardner (Co-founder and Board Chair of Stampin' Up!) say that we used the SPA treatment. S-P-A stands for Stamp - Punch - Assemble. And that's exactly how I do mine. First step is always stamping. Last step is always assembling, and everything el…

Penned and Painted - Stampin' Up!

So, I looked at the catalog a while ago and you ever see a stamp set and say "I LOVE THIS STAMP SET" and just know that you are going to get it?

Well, that's me with a LOT of the stamps within the catalog (which is why I'm a demonstrator instead of a customer!). But when I first received my catalog, I saw the Penned and Painted Photopolymer Stamp Set and fell in love. At. First. Sight.


My supplies arrived on the 7th, just last week. Of course, I was in "that state up north" but hubby brought the boxes (yes, plural!) in for me so I could look through my new goodies when I got home. But that was at 2am, so I did sleep before I tore into the boxes! I was so proud of myself!

So many goodies. So little time. And did I mention? The traditional summer cold is upon me! UGH!!! Since I can finally breathe again, I was able to get back to stamping! You don't realize how much you miss it, until you can't do it for a few days.

Alright, I've kept you in suspe…

Upcoming Classes

Crafters -

One of my friends is going through her chemo treatments right now (#cancersucks). BUT she is keeping active AND is an avid crafter! I would LOVE to have her join my Team, but, for now, I think she just likes crafting. I'm still working on her - especially with the TWO free stamp sets for joining.  :)

Well, she and I were texting the other day. And I was telling her about my upcoming classes. She suggested that I should give everyone a list of what I will be using in the upcoming classes. DUH! What a GREAT idea! (and then later on, I actually listened to a training from my team leader and she said the same thing!)  I'm gonna catch on eventually...

So, thank you to my wonderful friend who shares her ideas with me! And thanks to a wonderful team leader for her training... if I ever learn...

**Subject to change - please confirm before you pay for the class! - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -  JUNE
June 18 Flow…

Coffee and Cards - FLOWERS GALORE - Stampin' Up!

Want a SNEAK PEEK for Saturday's Coffee and Cards?

You already saw this one, using the new 2016-2018 InColors, embossing folders, AND a new stamp set.

Well, I liked the Sweet Sugarplum so much, I decided to use it on ANOTHER card!

So now, you have seen TWO of the five cards we will be making. All will be flowers - FLOWERS GALORE! - and we will have a GREAT time!

Remember, Saturday's class is from 9a-12p. This class is more of a technique or stepped-up version of cards class. Beginners are welcome! This is the time to learn the various new things we are working on this week!

You can always see my upcoming classes HERE (or click on CLASSES at the top).

And, it is always good to play with some new items out of the new catalog - don't you just LOVE it?!

You have until Thursday, June 16th to sign up. Contact me to reserve your spot now!

Many Manly Occasion Christmas Card! - Stampin' Up!

Well, you saw how I glammed up the Cutie Pie cake and flowers the other day. 

Want to see how we made this masculine card design kit into a pretty, glimmer-y. Christmas card?

This one was the FAVORITE!

We just added a piece of Gold Glimmer Paper, used the Sassy Salutations Stamp Set (now retired) with our Night of Navy Stampin' Spot that came in the kit and even punched out Mr. Bird using cardstock (FYI - Mr. Bird took flight on May 31st... sniff, sniff!)

Beautiful and EASY!

Don't forget to JOIN NOW for the $5 June 2016 Paper Pumpkin kit! Remember, you have to join by June 10th! You can cancel it at any time (but seriously??? why would you????), or continue to reap the benefits!

Let me know if you have any questions! Look forward to you subscribing and coming to my home on June 24th!

Paper Pumpkin - Stampin' Up!

Don't you just LOVE when a plan comes together? Especially when it comes together without any hard work on our part?

Me too!

Well, you know I've been talking about the June Paper Pumpkin - the one that is just $5 for new subscribers!!! Yeah, that one!

I met with several of my Paper Pumpkin subscribers (Pumpkineers) on May 24th and using our kit supplies, we made two alternate designs. I also provided some white cardstock and we made an additional card during this time frame!

Then by the 5th of the month (in this case, by June 5th), my Pumpkineers received a PDF with 12 card designs and one 3-D design. It's always good to have extra ideas!

Want to see what MY personal favorite was? 

Disclaimer first. The May kit was called Many Manly Occasions. I really liked it because the font was not frilly or fancy. It was a stamp set that I could use for the men in my life. I actually made my husband's birthday card AND his Father's Day card from the kit! BUT, it's also nice to g…

One Day Deal - Paper Pumpkin - Stampin' Up!

Ok, you know that I've started meeting once a month with my Paper Pumpkin subscribers. 

You know what a GREAT deal the Paper Pumpkin Kit is!



Check back tomorrow to see another alternate idea from the May Paper Pumpkin Kit that I shared with my subscribers.

What are you waiting for? JOIN TODAY!

The fine print:
This offer is open to first-time subscribers only. Discount applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, the price for the subscription will return to $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD.Offer starts on Thursday, June 9 at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM (MT).Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.

Foxy Friends - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

I know so many of us follow Stampin' Up! on Facebook, but did you also know that they post photos on Pinterest as well as the Stampin'Up website?

They showed this photo on the Stampin' Up! website the other day.

Now, the saying shown doesn't come with the Foxy Friends photopolymer stamp set (it is from the Labeler Alphabet photopolymer stamp set), but isn't this so stinkin cute? LOVE IT!

Gotta be honest with you, I don't typically do the little critters type of stamps. BUT, this one is absolutely adorable! So, yes, I actually ordered the Foxy Friends Stamp Set and the Fox Builder Punch! Don't forget - You can save 10% when you order the BUNDLE. AND I also ordered A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack! I liked it THAT MUCH!

How much did I like it, you may ask? So much so, that I am offering a class on this!

The class is scheduled for Saturday, July 2nd from 9a-12p. You will receive the Foxy Friends Stamp Set, the Fox Builder Punch, and a HALF packag…

Paper Pumpkin - Many Manly Occasions - Stampin' Up!

Crafters -

Stampin' Up! offers this wonderful monthly subscription kit for us. Did you know that? LOVE IT!

I was a subscriber when they began this program THREE YEARS AGO and I gotta tell you... the latest kits have really knocked my socks off!

Well, I have started a monthly meeting with my Pumpkineers. We meet on the 24th of the month (there are a few date changes due to holidays and vacations). My crafters bring their kits with them. And, for just $5, they will make an additional/alternate project or two. For the May meeting, we made two alternate cards AND an additional one with spritzing! Spritzing is so much fun!!!

I also showed a couple of the extra items I made, including a 3-D item! And I send my Pumpineers at PDF of the alternate ideas! The May PDF had 13 different ideas, and that included the 3-D item! There were eight cards in the kit, and there were so many things that we could do with them!

Because the deadline is June 10th for the June kit, I'm gonna show a couple of …

June Coffee and Cards Class - Sneak Peek - Stampin' Up!

So.... what do you think of the new catalog? 

I placed an order in the wee hours on June 1st. I think the entire free world has placed their first order at that same time too! So I'm hoping my new goodies get here soon... That whole "Dear Lord, grant me patience, and grant it NOW!" type of thing. All in His time, huh?  :)

Seriously though, Stampin' Up! has the BEST people working in the warehouse and shipping our items! 

BUT, I was able to preorder a few items last month to play with, I mean to prepare for my classes. For the Coffee and Cards Class on Saturday, June 18th, we will be making all kinds of FLOWERS GALORE for this class (although, I will "man up" one of the cards for a Father's Day or masculine birthday card).

Want to see a sneak peek of the one card? Let you in on a little secret on this one. It will use ALL FIVE of the new InColors! That's right! Dapper Denim. Emerald Envy. Flirty Flamingo. Peekaboo Peach. Sweet Sugar…

New Catalog and a Quick and Easy Card - Stampin' Up!

It's June 1st!!!!

Now, kids are probably thinking "almost time for school to be out!" (and moms/dads are thinking the same thing too!)



As a demonstrator, we received our catalogs last month. Helps us to plan for our classes and try out some of the new products.

Want to see a quick and easy card - and it's really cute too!

I've listed the supplies at the end of this blog posting.

And don't you just LOVE the new catalog? Saturday is the New Catalog Pick-Up Party from 9a-12p. Just $15 and includes your new catalog and some make and takes. Please RSVP by Friday, June 3rd.

Check out the rest of my classes HERE and you can look over my calendar HERE - Can't wait to see you soon!

Hope you are enjoying your catalog as much as I am!

Supplies Used:
Emerald Envy Cardstock
Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack
Silver Glimmer Paper
Emerald Envy 3/8" Ruched Ribbon
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer St…