Sunday, December 30, 2018

January Paper Pumpkin

I know it's hard to think of Valentine's Day when it's not yet New Year's day, but our January Paper Pumpkin kit is FULL of darling treats just for this occasion. A GREAT kit to make with the kids, for their school friends, teachers, babysitters, mail person, even your boss!

Perfectly coordinated products set Stampin’ Up! apart, and that unique offering is something that you will love! A great example is January’s Paper Pumpkin kit. It coordinates with the Animal Expedition suite on p. 26–27 of the 2018-2019 annual catalog—to help you maximize the crafting possibilities.

HURRY! Sign up before January 10th and get a FREE gift from me! Use my personal Paper Pumpkin link, below.

Monday, October 22, 2018

Annual Catalog Christmas Greetings

Hello and welcome,
Although it's not yet Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner. Today I'd like to show you a beautiful stamp set in the annual catalog. When the Holiday catalog rolls around, sometimes we forget about the wonderful sets in the annual catalog. It's easy to do but it's not something we do on purpose. So today, it's all about Stylish Christmas on page 101. What can I say? This set is so pretty. It's part of the patented "DistINKtive" design that is exclusive to Stampin' Up! The poinsettia and leaves are so realistic looking, and stamped in any color works well. Here I used Real Red and Shaded Spruce ink and card stock. What do you think?

On this card below, I added a strip of the beautiful Dashing Along designer series paper. This paper was offered as a special promotion and unfortunately, is no longer available. However, you could substitute any other red and green paper of your choice.
I hope you enjoyed my cards today. If you don't already have a demonstrator, please contact me and I will be sure to get you some catalogs if you'd like.  I welcome your comments and hope you have a great day.

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Falling for Fall

Hello and welcome!
  The summer is finally just about finished here in Arizona.  While I love the sunny days, sometimes the heat is a little tough. But it's been in the 80's during the day now, and the nights are just as perfect as can be.  So I thought I would share some cards that we did last month, that helps bring in the Fall season.

 This cute Jack-o-lantern is from Seasonal Chums stamp set. Paired with the leaves from our Colorful Seasons set, the background is a strip of Country Lane designer paper. 
 Touches of Texture stamp set pairs quite nicely with Country Lane designer paper. The flowers are very similar.
 This time, Country Lane paper is used as the background for the very detailed leaves of the Rooted in Nature stamp set. 
Here we used Seize the Day stamp set, with Crumb Cake card stock and a piece of All is Bright designer paper. The All is Bright is mostly Christmas prints, but there's this really soft piece that made a perfect background for our main image.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. It's time to start working on Christmas cards. Have a wonderful day. 

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

The Holiday catalog is soon going live! This is such an exciting time for us. As a demonstrator, we get to see and order items from each launch of a new catalog, and sometimes we just can't conceal our excitement. This is one of those days.  Today I'm showing you a new stamp set called Winter Woods. I just love anything that has to do with nature and God's creations, so this set is perfect for me. Here's two sneak peeks for you:

I embossed this grove of trees in gold embossing powder on Very Vanilla card stock. I used the stamp set and punch from the Christmas Traditions punch box (also new in the Holiday catalog). This sentiment and punch are just as cute as can be and adds a perfect  touch, don't you think? Stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink to match the card base. I made the "snow" using a torn piece of paper and a sponge dauber in our new Gray Granite ink. 
Keeping with the same theme, I stamped this magnificent Christmas tree three times, and embossed with our copper powder. The copper really makes the trees pop off the card. Again using the Christmas Traditions stamp set and punch, I used Shaded Spruce ink to match the card base.

With so many choices, there's sure to be some great things in our Holiday catalog for you. If you do not have a demonstrator, I'd love to send you a catalog. Contact me today.  And feel free to leave me a comment; I love to read them. 

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Gift-able Greetings !

Hello and welcome! I hope you're having a great day.  Would you believe, even though it's in the triple digits here in Arizona, I'm starting to think "holiday catalog"? a demonstrator, I get to preview and pre-order beautiful new products that will be in our holiday catalog. The catalog goes live for everyone else Sept 5th, but this is such an exciting time for demonstrators! We get so giddy; we just can't wait to see it.  It reminds me of my childhood, when the BIG SEARS BOOK would show up at our house. My brother and I sat for hours, as we searched for our favorite toys and clothes.  Then, quickly made a "list" of everything we wanted Santa to bring us.  It's no different now. 

To get ready for the holiday season, my stamp camp in August is themed "Gift-able Greetings" and we are going to decorate an adorable copper tin (page 192 in the annual catalog), and make a matching card.  We're also going to make a small gift bag, that is perfect for a gift card, and a matching card for that as well.  Here's our projects:

 Using the Time for Tea stamp set and the Tea Room Specialty Designer Series paper, this set is a perfect gift. I adhered the paper on the copper tin using our Tombow All Purpose Glue. I made a small card using our Whisper White card stock, cut to 3 x 6, then folded in half.  I cut a 3 x 3 piece of the Tea Room paper that matches the tin, and adhered it to the front. 
I cased (Copy And Share Everything) this little gift bag from my fellow demonstrator, Ruth Norton of Albuquerque, NM.  She did a video on Facebook and it was so easy, I had to try it. I used our Whisper White Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes for the
 matching card.

If you don't already have a demonstrator, please contact me today and I'll be sure to get you on my mailing list for an annual AND a Holiday catalog. And, if you would like to order any of the items you see here, please click on my online store link right here on my blog.  

August is BONUS days too! Check out my online store for more information (starting August 1st)

Thanks for stopping by today.  Have a super day!

Saturday, June 30, 2018

July Specials !

July is the half way mark of the regular calendar year, but it's the LAST quarter of the Stampin' Up! year. We love to end our Stampin' year on an exciting note, and we have several great promotions that start July 1st and run through July 31st, 2018.


During July, you can get a FREE package of designer series paper, when you buy 3.  Yes, it's the "Buy 3, get 1 FREE" sale! This sale has always been a HUGE hit and this year is no exception. There are several designs available for this promotion. I've listed them below for your convenience.  To see the papers and order, click on my "online store" link, located on the right side panel of my blog. Just type in the catalog number and click search, so you can view the designs.

146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper $11.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper $11.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper $11.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper $11.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper $11.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper $11.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper $11.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper $11.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper $11.00
144177 Wood Textures 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper $11.00


Really?  Yes!  We just had a complete Color Revamp and have retired some colors, but have added several new ones.  How do you get free ink pads?  That's easy!  Join my team and choose any set of colors you want:  Brights, Regals, Subtles, Neutrals, In Colors in either the 2016-18 colors, or the In Colors in the 2018-20 colors.  This is a $$ value!  (The basics of Black, White and Vanilla are not included).

Let's talk about what "joining my team" means for you. You become part of a world of stampers, all across the U.S. and other parts of the world, who instantly become a family. You get to enjoy a 20% discount on all products you order. You get to see all the new catalogs before anyone else, AND you get to order one month sooner than anyone else.  You get invited to On Stage several times a year, to bond with people you may not have met in person. You do not have to hold workshops (unless you want to). I started as a hobby demonstrator just for the discount, and today I'm designing my own projects and hold monthly workshops. But you don't have to. Just having the discount is really cool!  And finally, I am here to be your creative coach and I'll help you every step of the way. Not sure?  Just contact me today and we can chat about it.  You're under no obligation to stay, but it's sure worth it to sign up and give it a go! With an additional $ 67.50 in free ink pads, why not try it? Check out all the details below:

  • Free assortment of Classic Stampin’ Pads available only to new demonstrators who submit applications within promotion dates.
  • Each Stampin’ Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2017–2020 In Colors. ($67.50 value)
  • The 2017–2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle (item 150289) is exclusive to this promotion and includes all colors in both the 2017–2019 In Colors as well as those in the 2018–2020 In Colors.
  • The Neutrals assortment does not include the three Basic colors: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.
  • New demonstrators who submit their IDA before July 1 or after July 31 will not be eligible for this promotion.
If you have ever thought of joining Stampin' Up! - July will be a great time to do so.   
The Stampin' Up! starter kit is only $99:
  • Choose $125 in merchandise. 
  • PLUS an ink pad family (worth $67.50) - during July
  • FREE shipping saves 10%!

Friday, June 29, 2018

Animal Outing Suite

Hello and welcome! I feel I must apologize for not posting since May. I  have, many times, tried to be better at posting on a more regular basis. It seems I start to get better, then something happens in my non-stamping life, that takes me to other ends of a road.  That happened in May.  Needless to say, everything turned out fine, but it was a very expensive month.  Pool pump, central air, car and for our small business, a new copy machine.  Now that is over and done with, it's past time to get back to my favorite creative outlet.  Stamping!

My July workshop is themed "It's a Jungle Out There!"  And just look at these adorable cuties! All cards were made with the Animal Expedition Suite (page 27 in the annual catalog).  The stamp set, designer series paper and dies all coordinate so beautifully, that you can't go wrong.  I chose card stock that matched the designer series paper and markers that coordinated for coloring as well. One of the things I really like about our papers is the fact that all colors in the paper, are printed on the wrapper, so it's very easy to make sure everything coordinates. No need to stress over "what goes with this". Here's my cards:

 I colored the kangaroo with Stampin' Write markers in Sahara Sand and Crushed Curry. The little koala in mama's pouch was colored with Sahara Sand.
 The giraffes were colored with markers in Crushed Curry and Early Espresso. A little snip using our leaf punch makes them look like they're way up in the trees.
And to show that you really don't have to color anything, the designer series paper has images that you can just cut out with the dies. That's what I did for Mr. Hippo and friend. See how versatile this suite is?

What do you think?  I welcome your comments and suggestions. If you would like to order this suite, or any other item, please click on my online store.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for information on some wonderful promotions starting July 1st.  Until next time, happy stamping!

January Paper Pumpkin

I know it's hard to think of Valentine's Day when it's not yet New Year's day, but our January Paper Pumpkin kit is FULL of ...