Friday, January 19, 2018

Paper Pumpkin 2017 Year In Review

PLEASE watch this one minute video to see all of last year's Paper Pumpkin kits.  These kits are such a great value, so much fun to put together AND they are appreciated by everyone who receives the finished products.

Each kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and all the supplies needed to create pre-designed projects.  Directions with photos are included. 

Stampin' Up! promises that you'll love each kit or they will "make it right."

From now through March 31,you will also earn FREE Stampin' Up! merchandise from the Sale-A-Bration brochure, with every subscription.

CLICK HERE to visit my website for all the details.

If you choose to purchase a prepaid subscription, please use the hostess code: NCQBDRZD and I will send you a little thank you gift!   

After you purchase your subscription, you will receive an email with a prepaid code to redeem your subscription. You can redeem your prepaid code HERE.  Prepaid subscriptions make great gifts, too!

I know it can sound a little confusing.....but it is worth the effort! 

Or  CONTACT ME and I will be happy to help you!

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

7th Annual “SOUP”er Bowl Party & Bingo!
Stampin’ Up! Style

Sunday, February 4, 2018
Noon – 4pm
Hope Lutheran Church
5350 Providence Road, Virginia Beach

ü Enjoy a bowl of soup*
ü Play 5 games of Bingo
ü Make 5 hand stamped greeting cards
ü Get home in time for the big game!
ü Lots of prizes and surprises - and fun, fun, fun!!!

These are the cards you will make:

$25 per person– Space is limited so don't miss out!
RSVP and prepay by February 1 to reserve your spot
*Free will offering will be collected for the soup – with all proceeds going to Hope’s food pantry.

Email your Paypal payment to
Or contact:    Kathy A. Winter     757-319-0607


Monday, January 15, 2018


Saturday was my New Year's Party and Occasions catalog launch.  Everyone made three cards using stamp sets from the 2018 Sale-a-Bration brochure.   These are stamp sets that you can get for FREE with either a $50 or $100 purchase.  There is NO LIMIT to how many stamp sets you can earn.  The cards pictured above are made using the Party Pandas stamp set.  You can get this cute set FREE with a $50 Stampin' Up! order.

These cards were made using the Heartfelt Blooms stamp set. You can get this beautiful set for FREE with a $50 purchase.

These cards were made using the Happy Wishes stamp set.  This is a fabulous set of words with a beautiful handwritten font.  You can get this set for FREE with a $100 order.

There are lots of other products you can choose for FREE.

CLICK HERE to see the Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure.  CONTACT ME if you would like a copy of these catalogs.

Thanks for stopping by!


Friday, January 12, 2018

Hoping for an Early Spring

As I'm writing this (to post later) we are in our third day of being snowed in - here in Chesapeake, Virginia.  We had about 10 inches of snow - and three days later the roads are still icy and snow covered.  Snow is so rare in this area - and so the cities will clear the major roads - but neighborhood roads reply on Mother Nature to melt them.  And with temps in the teens - that won't be anytime soon!

So I've enjoyed several days stuck at home stamping, and planning for upcoming events, and going back through old projects that I never posted on my blog.  These are projects from my April 2017 stamp club classes.  We were getting ready to launch a new Stampin' Up! catalog - so I used some retiring products as well as new In Colors.

The cards above use one of my favorite techniques - using Versamark ink to stamp a "watermark" image on the background.  Do you see the little baby booties and flowers on these cards?  I think it  adds a little more interest to the cards.

The cards above were made using the "new" 2017-2018 In Colors.  With every annual catalog launched in June, Stampin' Up! introduces 5 new colors.  These colors tend to be more trendy and fill in some of the color gaps in our regular collection of card stock and ink colors.  We made these quick and easy cards using punches that are now retired.  

Finally, the cards below are gift cards.  I needed a graduation card, but gave my customers the option of  making a Weddding or Anniversary card.  For the graduation card, the gift card just tucks into a little pocket fold.  For the "love" card, we added an insert using Designer Series Paper, that  makes the gift card pop up when the card is opened.

CONTACT ME if you would like more information about my stamp classes.  I am always looking for new stampers to join the fun!

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Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Oh So Eclectic

These are the projects we made back in October at my stamp club classes.  We usually make two cards and one 3D item - but in October we ended up making 4 cards instead.  All of these cards were made using the Oh So Eclectic stamp set from Stampin' Up!

I think the card below is my favorite of the set.  Love the Powder Pink and Black color combonation - with a hint of Lemon Lime Twist.

The ladies at my stamp club class thought the card below was a lot of work.....but it did turn out pretty and would make a great card for a special friend.  The three flowers, leaves, and open patterned design were cut from the coordinating Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies.  The flowers were backed with vellum.  You can purchase the stamp set and dies as a bundle - and you will save 10% (through May 31, 2018.)

The card below is a little quicker to make, using the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper in addition to the stamp set and dies.  If you look carefully at the close up photo - you will see that we stamped the flower image using Versamark- which adds a little interest to the background of the card.

The card below uses the "negative" space leftover when cutting out the flower.  Also, this set of dies has two pieces that do not cut - they just make an embosses image on the card. You can see one of these images (leaves) in the close up photo below.

I didn't think I needed another flower stamp set and dies - but this set is so pretty and very versatile - that I just had to add it to my collection.

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CONTACT ME if you would like information about my stamp club classes.

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