Tuesday, October 17, 2017

"Stuff My Mailbox" Birthday Cards - Round 1

If you follow my Facebook page, you probably saw that I am holding a contest this month.  It's my birthday month, and to celebrate I asked everyone to "Stuff my Mailbox" by sending me handmade birthday cards.  One lucky person who participates will win a prize!  It's not too late to send me your card and get entered to win.  It's going to be a BIG prize!!! 

I wanted to share some of the fun cards I've gotten so far.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Last Chance for These Deals PLUS Get in on an Exclusive Event!

Christmas will be here soon, which means that this is the perfect time to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin or renew your Paper Pumpkin subscription. Why? During October and November, you’ll get two straight months of perfectly coordinated cardmaking and gifting projects with everything you need—and plenty of time left over for holiday sharing. For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! has created two consecutive kits that coordinate!!! Although the October and November kits will coordinate, they are also designed to stand alone, so you can choose to receive both kits or just one.

To add to the excitement, I will be hosting a special event just for subscribers! I know how time gets scarce as the holidays approach, so I want to help by scheduling a date to get together and make our kits—right after they arrive in the mail. We will drink hot chocolate, listen to Christmas music, and help one another assemble the kits...so everyone is all ready to go for the holidays.  Don't miss out on this exclusive event!  All subscribers will receive a private invitation by email.  Today is the deadline to subscribe to the October kit, and November 10th is the deadline to get the November kit.

Subscribe now and get both kits!

Today is also the last day of the World Cardmaking Day Sale.  Did you take advantage of all the sale items on your wishlist?  Don't forget that I am offering free shipping in honor of my birthday month!  (Online orders will receive their free shipping in the form of a rebate check). 

There are several amazing stamp sets and other items on sale for up to 15% off! 

Check out the details here.

PLUS, don't forget about the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper sale!  Seriously, this month is the time to really stock up on your crafting supplies!!!  These sales are so spectacular, and I have never seen so many amazing specials offered at once!

Wondering exactly which DSPs are on sale?  Click here.

With all this excitement going on, I can't sit still!  I have a million ideas floating around in my head and can't wait to share them all with you!  Make sure you are subscribed to receive blog updates by email...I wouldn't want you to miss out on any of the fun!!! 😲

Until next time,
Happy Stampin'!

Monday, October 9, 2017

More Holiday Catalog Video Project Ideas!

Today I have some more inspiration videos for you! 

I hope these videos help inspire you to create something beautiful this week.  Watch for upcoming blog posts and live events in my studio using these great products!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, October 6, 2017

Halloween Treat Box & Gift Set

Happy Friday!  I have a fun Halloween project for you today.  We made these adorable Halloween treat boxes at my Stamp Club last month.  I CASED (Copy And Share Everything) the pizza box from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.

These pizza boxes are so versatile.  They are the perfect size for 3" x 3" gift cards, and they have a shiny food-safe coating on the inside, so you can use them for things like cookies or edible treats.  I have plans to use them for Christmas too!

I also have a video tutorial for you today!  See how I made these cute projects, and how versatile this product suite is below.

I hope you enjoyed this project video.  I am hoping to get better at the video editing and plan to do more of these in the future.  Enjoy your weekend!

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Monday, October 2, 2017

Glitzed With Gold!

My favorite card from last week's class. We used the Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper to make this GORGEOUS project glitzed with gold!

I also showed them how to make these adorable gift bags.

Did you notice how the bag is gusseted in the picture?  These bags come flat.  Check out this video to see how we "fattened them up" to fit more goodies!

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I hope you enjoyed my projects today!  Make sure to subscribe to get future posts by email.  

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Creative Retreat 2017 - Last Chance to Register!

Are you ready to escape your house and spend a weekend crafting with the girls:  Join me for my annual FUN crafting weekend! 

The fun starts at the Foster Retreat Center in Osseo, WI at noon on Thursday, November 2nd and ends at 3pm on Sunday, November 5th.  You can bring your stamping, scrapbooking, knitting, sewing, painting or anything else you want to work on.  The weekend is yours to do whatever you would like.

The fee includes lodging for Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, as well as dinner on Friday and Saturday night.  You will get your very own table to work at all weekend.

All attendees will receive a swag bag of Stampin' Up! products valued at $25.  I will also have some additional card kits from previous card classes available to purchase.  PLUS, I've been stockpiling lots and lots of goodies to give out, and will be doing prize giveaways all weekend long!

Registration is $200 for the entire weekend, and is due by October 1st.  Click here to register.

Friday, September 15, 2017

"Prepping for the Holidays" Craft Hop

I am so excited to announce this great new class that my teammate, Terri, and I have planned for you!!!  (Terri is really the genius behind this great idea...I can't take much credit).  We are hosting a progressive crafting party!

Each of us has planned a beautiful home decor project for you to create; one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas.  You'll start at my house where we will make this:

(I still have a few red berries to add as finishing touches to add to this, so it will be even prettier when finished!)

After completing my project, we will all head to Terri's house, where we will make this:

I just LOVE the sunflowers in this stamp set, and the frame is so pretty too!

Saturday, October 7th

9:00 am

Begins at Rachael's Ink Spot, ends at Terri's Stamp Pad

Cost: $55 for both projects

Light snacks and bottled water will be provided at both venues.  We should be finished with both projects no later than noon.  Please bring scissors and a hot glue gun if you have one (the glue will be provided).  Registration is limited to 8 people, so make sure to register right away!  Prepayment is due by September 27th.  You can register directly with Rachael or Terri or you may use this link to register by Paypal.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Watch the New Holiday Products in Action!

Hey Everyone!  I have been hard at work preparing for some fun and unique fall crafting classes in my studio!  I will be sharing the details very soon, but in the meantime, I hope that these great videos from Stampin' Up! spark your creativity as much as they did mine!

I hope you enjoyed watching the new holiday products in action!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

August 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternative Projects

One of the great things about Paper Pumpkin is that there are usually extra supplies left over after completing the kit.  This month is no exception, and I have some bonus projects I've made with this month's Paper Pumpkin kit that I'd like to share with you.

If you haven't opened your kit yet (tell me it isn't so!), this month we got this adorably sweet set of cards with a matching gift box so that you can gift it to someone special.  Well, that is the intention anyway...I'm just not convinced that I'll be able to give mine away yet.  It's so cute!!!

Here are the cute cards!

Here it is, all packaged up!

Once all 8 cards were completed, I had a TON of leftover pieces, so I made these two extra special cards (that I guess I will be able to part with).  I added a bit of Berry Burst card stock and ribbon for fun on the second one. 

Now, if you aren't already a subscriber to this fun monthly craft kit and are thinking, "Gee, this looks like fun!", I would like to offer you a special deal.  This is only good for a few more days, so don't miss out.



  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to your first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95 USD.
  • Click here and enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 to subscribe.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit (but let's be honest, you aren't going to want to cancel!).