Wednesday, December 20, 2017 NEW Stampin' Blends Club!!!

Create an artist-quality blending experience with Stampin' Blends!  Say hello to a world of colorful creativity with these premier alcohol markers.  High-quality, dual-tip markers come in 12 exclusive Stampin' Up! colors-each with a light and dark shade-as well as ivory, bronze, and a color lifter.

Have you tried the amazing new Stampin' Blends markers yet?

I'm offering a 3-month Stampin' Blends Club as a way for you to get your hands on all of the Stampin' Blends markers and everything you need to create beautiful handmade cards, without breaking your budget!

Each month (January through March) you will receive a minimum of 4 color combinations of markers, along with a stamp set and all the supplies and instructions you need to create beautiful handmade cards.  These are exclusive projects only offered to my club members!  At the end of the 3 months, you will own all of the Stampin' Blends markers currently available.

Here is a break-down of everything you'll get:


  • Tuxedo Black Memento Stamp Pad
  • Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends Markers
  • Old Olive Stampin' Blends Markers
  • Smoky Slate Stampin' Blends Markers
  • Pool Party Stampin' Blends Markers
  • Ivory Stampin' Blends Marker
  • Bronze Stampin' Blends Marker
  • Color Lifter
  • Lots of Lavender Photopolymer Stamp Set (from the Sale-A-Bration catalog)
  • Supplies and full-color instructions to make 4 cards


  • Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers
  • Pink Pirouette Stampin' Blends Markers
  • Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Markers
  • Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers
  • Hanging Garden Rubber Stamp Set in Clear Mount
  • YOUR CHOICE of a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item
  • Supplies and full-color instructions to make 4 cards


  • Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends Markers
  • Bermuda Bay Stampin' Blends Markers
  • Night of Navy Stampin' Blends Markers
  • Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Markers
  • Bird Banter Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • YOUR CHOICE of a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item
  • Supplies and full-color instructions to make 4 cards

The cost is $60 per month.  Payment is due the 5th of each month.  I accept cash, check or credit card, or you can send payment via Paypal.  If you prefer, I can even charge your credit card on file monthly for convenience.  Shipping is $6.65 per month if you would like yours shipped to you.  Kits will be ready to be shipped or picked up by the 20th of each month.  Local pick-up is available for free!  Contact me if you'd like to join! 

I hope that you will take this opportunity to try these new markers.  I love my Stampin' Blends markers and I know you will love them too!

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

"Snow" Covered Trees

Hello there!  Thanks for joining me today!  Today I want to share a technique that I recently learned from my friend and teammate, Sherry.

Notice the snow on the trees?  It's puffy!  

To make the puffy snow, mix equal parts of shaving cream and Elmer's School Glue (about 2 tablespoons of each).  Then use a small paint brush to apply it to the trees.  As it dries, it puffs up!  You could also add some Dazzling Details or other glitter to the mixture to give it some sparkle.  How fun is this?!!?

My Stamp Club members will get to make this card tonight!  A new round of Stamp Club begins soon.  Want to join?  Contact me to be put on the waiting list.  I'll be looking for new members in January!

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Introducing...the Stamparatus!!!

It’s big news when something breaks the mold and changes everything. The Stamparatus will change the way you stamp, and before long, you’ll wonder how you crafted without it!

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • Make multiples with ease
  • Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
  • If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
  • Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
  • Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
  • Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

I need product details!

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
  • Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
  • 2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
  • 2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
  • 2 magnets to hold the paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas
  • Retail Price–$49.00

5 Things to Know About Stamparatus - Video

Okay.  I've gotta have one.  How do I get in line?

With the launch of this tool, we’re trying something different: testing a new reservation system. It acts like a true preorder: you reserve your spot and we guarantee shipment as soon as the product arrives in our warehouse.

  • The reservation window is November 16-30, 2017.  Stamparatus is expected to ship on or around February 1, 2018.
  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is 1 tool per customer per reservation window.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
  • If you miss the first reservation window, the next one will be December 5-30, 2017, with shipments starting March 19, 2018.

Visit my website on November 16th to reserve yours!  Still have questions, or need help with reserving your Stamparatus online?  Click here for more details.

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 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'!