Saturday, August 31, 2013

Last Chance!

Today is the very last day to get your first two months of Paper Pumpkin for only $10 a month.  In this video I show you what is included in the first kit, and how quick and easy it is to make 4 cards.  This kit is a great value and all additional kits will be a fun surprise!  Please CLICK HERE for more information and to sign up.  Make sure to enter the Promo Code: PUMPKINDEAL in order to get the special price! 

 I will be giving away the mini scrapbook kit from the video to one lucky person who signs up for Paper Pumpkin from my site by today!

Don't forget - you can skip a month or cancel your subscription at any time.

CONTACT ME me questions.

A HUGE thank you to everyone who has already signed up!

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Shiny Christmas Card

Here is another Christmas card I received in a SWAP at the Stampin' Up! convention.  It was hard to take a photo - you can see my purple point and shoot camera reflecting in the foil paper used on this card!  It is very pretty in real life, and an easy card to make.

You can get a Jump on Your Jingle by making 12 Christmas Cards for $25 on September 28.
Save $5 if you prepay by September 22.

CLICK HERE if you would like more information or to RSVP

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Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Christmas Snowflake

 Here is another Christmas card I received while swapping at the Stampin' Up! convention this summer.  It is made with lots of items from the Holiday Catalog.
I love how the snowflake dangles in the opening.  CONTACT ME if you would like to learn how to make a card like this.

Don't forget - you can get a Jump on your Jingle by making 12 Christmas Cards for $25 - only $20 if you prepay by September 22.  Get all the details by CLICKING HERE

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Monday, August 26, 2013

Christmas Wreath

Here is another Christmas card I received in an organized swap at the Stampin' Up! convention.  This also uses the Daydream Medallions stamp set, like the card I posted yesterday.  Check back all week to see more Christmas cards.  Check out the flyer on the side bar to see how you can GET A JUMP ON YOUR JINGLE by making 12 Christmas cards for only $25.  Event will be September 28 at Hope Lutheran Church in Virginia Beach.  Register and prepay by September 22 and save $5!  

You can also see details and RSVP on my website by clicking HERE

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Sunday, August 25, 2013

4 Months until Christmas!

Only 4 months until Christmas!  There is still plenty of time to get started on making your Christmas cards.  This is a card I received in a swap at the Stampin' Up! convention this summer.  This beautiful card catches everyone's eye when they look through the cards I received in an organized swap.  Because there are no holiday sets in the annual catalog this year, demonstrators had to get creative when designing their cards.

Stamp sets for this card
Wetlands (page 69) 
#126697 clear $16.95
#126695 wood $21.95

Daydream Medallions (page 115)
#126467 clear $26.95
#131976 wood $36.95

Greetings of the Season (not in catalog, but still available for purchase)
#128033 clear $11.95
#128030 wood $15.95

The embossing folder used on this card is Petals-a-Plenty #116824 $7.95.

CONTACT ME if you would like to order any of these products or if you have any questions about Stampin' Up!

or  you can CLICK HERE to shop 24/7

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Friday, August 23, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin - $10 offer ending soon!

Watch this video to see why YOU need to order Paper Pumpkin - a creative kit sent right to your mail box each month!  You can get the first two months for only $10 a month (INCLUDES SHIPPING) if you sign up by August 31.  I will be drawing a winner to receive a past kit for FREE.  See the kit and details ON THIS BLOG POST.

All you need to do is sign up for Paper Pumpkin on my special link HERE by August 31.  Make sure I am listed as the demonstrator. You must use the Promo Code PUMPKINDEAL to get the special price.  You can cancel at any time, choose to skip a month, or continue to receive the kits for only $19.95 - SHIPPING INCLUDED.

CONTACT ME if you have any questions.
By the way, this video won 4th place in the 2013 Stampin' Up! Convention commercial contest.

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Back to School

 I officially go back to school today for our first staff meeting of the year.  It is a time for worship, fellowship & lunch, with some business mixed in.  I thought I would show some "teacher" cards that we made in my club meetings over the past 5 years.  Most of these projects use stamp sets, paper, and punches that are retired.  If you would like measurements or directions, just let me know!  I may have to try this technique again - with the spinning apple!
 Love this little clipboard card!
 This cute card was made with builder wheels.  They have retired, but the last time I checked they were still available on the Clearance Rack for only $2.69 each!  In addition to the alphabet wheel and the apples, there is also one with crayons.  Check out MY WEBSITE to shop 24/7 and to see what other deals are on the clearance rack!  Or CONTACT ME and I will place the order for you.  Clearance items can now be added to workshop orders, which saves you shipping costs!  (Clearance items are available while supplies last!)
 Owls are everywhere in my preschool classroom.  So I think I will be pulling out this owl stamp and coordinating punch to make some projects this year!  This is a 3 x 3 card. The stamp set is retired, but the punch is still available.
This is a giant paper clip which could be used as a book mark.  The apple stamp is retired.  But the circle and scallop circle punches are still available.

Let me know if you want to get together with your friends to make some of these projects (or similar ones) for your child's teacher!

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

Get Those Missing Markers

In the 2013-2014 annual catalog, we offer the Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit (item 130034, page 163) to help you update your Many Marvelous Marker pack. Now, we've sweetened the deal. For a limited time - until October 31 - you can buy any of the new colors in the pack or on their own! Go ahead, fill in the missing pieces in your collection or buy the whole lot.

Stampin' Write Marker New Color Kit
Bermuda Bay, Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Soft Sky, Wisteria Wonder
131899$3.50Bermuda Bay Stampin' Write Marker
Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Marker
131902$3.50Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Marker
Crushed Curry Stampin' Write Marker
131905$3.50Island Indigo Stampin' Write Marker
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
131904$3.50Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker
Smoky Slate Stampin' Write Marker
131900$3.50Soft Sky Stampin' Write Marker
Wisteria Wonder Stampin' Write Marker

CONTACT ME if you would like to place an order.  Or SHOP 24/7 HERE
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Saturday, August 17, 2013

Craft Show 10 to 4 TODAY!!!!

If you are not doing anything today - or if you are out and about in the Greenbrier Area of Chesapeake, VA - stop by the Khendive Temple Center on Woodlake drive between 10 and 4 today and say "hi."  I will have a table at their indoor craft show.  There is also a car show outside.  I have boxed up some cards and some retired stamp sets to sell, but I hope to just talk with people and get them interested in Stamping Up!  These are little post it holders that I will give away with catalog or Paper Pumpkin orders.  Ben helped make these and Emily helped make the post it note holders below.
A pen or pencil goes into the space on the left......I took the photo before they were finished.  Hope to see you and if not, CONTACT ME to learn more about Stampin' Up!

CLICK HERE to read more about Paper Pumpkin - a monthly craft kit sent right to your mailbox for only $10 a month for the first two months.  But only if you sign up by August 31.

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Friday, August 16, 2013

June's stamp club contest

 At my June stamp club meetings I gave everyone these pieces to make a Christmas card.  I told them they didn't have to use all the supplies this time, since the red frame is not the same color as the red in the designer series paper.  Only one person entered a card for this contest; however, I didn't give them much to work with, we didn't have a meeting in July, AND I forgot to give the supplies to my Sunday Stampers.

Below is Nancy M's card - the only entry and so the winner!
I am very impressed with her card.  She did use all the supplies, plus used the Mosaic Madness stamp set and coordinating punch to make the cute poinsettia.  I am not sure if she meant for the card to be this way or turned on its side.  I think it would look good either way.  Below is the card that I designed using these supplies (except for the frame.)
This is a card I made for a stamp-a-stack a few years ago.  The ornament stamp set is retired, but there is a cute one in the new holiday catalog, with a coordinating punch.

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Thursday, August 15, 2013

August club projects 2 & 3

 This was the second card we made at my stamp club meetings this month.  This was one of the swaps I took with me to the Stampin' Up! convention in July. I am hoping to have Ben make a video for me so I can show you how to make that flower using two of the scallop circle punches.
Our 3D project this month was this notebook folder.  It is very easy to make using one sheet of card stock and another small piece to make a pocket on the left hand side. 
This project is not finished because it is this month's club contest!  Each member of my club picked a sheet of card stock and a few ladies also took some scraps of Designer Series Paper as well.  The others are going to use supplies they have at home to decorate the cover.  I can't wait to see what they come up with!  I also told them to use the note pad to start making a wish list of the Stampin' Up! products they want for FREE!!!

CONTACT ME NOW if you want the measurements for this project and/or if you would like to learn more about my stamp clubs and how YOU can earn free merchandise, too!

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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

August Stamp Club project

I received this card in a SWAP at convention.  I LOVE Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper and how the colors all coordinate so well.  I have been seeing a lot of cards using this technique on different blogs and decided to try it for myself.  I watched several videos on You Tube to see how it was done.  The card below is the one we made at my August stamp club meetings.
We used the Gingham Garden designer series paper, which has a lot of bright bold patterns.  I mixed in solid card stock to keep those floral patterns from over powering the card.  I also textured the card stock pieces using various embossing folders and the Big Shot.  Below are the cards my Sunday Stampers made - to show you how great they look using various colors of card stock and ink.

CONTACT ME if you would like to join in the fun at my monthly stamp club meetings.  Or gather a group of your friends for a private party.

Need a creative escape, but can't get away?!  Check out MY PAPER PUMPKIN.  A paper crafting kit will be delivered to your door, with everything you need (except adhesive) to complete a project in about 30 minutes.  Sign up by August 31 and the first two months will only be $10 a  month, with SHIPPING INCLUDED!  Let me know if you sign up so I can enter you in my drawing for a FREE PAPER PUMPKIN KIT!  

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

One More Convention Gift

I received these beautiful note cards from one of my sister stampers.......and I don't know who she is!  A large group of us went out to dinner one night while at convention.  I was late arriving because I was participating in an organized SWAP.  These cards were at my place when I arrived.  It was very hectic when I arrived: - between ordering our dinner and doing our card swap, I never found out who gave me this awesome gift!  If I find out, I will be sure to edit this post to give her credit.

Edited to add: These note cards were made by Michele Doherty.  (Thanks, Liz!)

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Convention Gifts - part 2

 Here are a few more "pillow gifts" that I received from my sister stampers at the Stampin' Up! Convention in July.  The fabric flower, paper flower (on my name tag) and the mini post it note key ring were made by Monica.
 This cute fabric bag was made by Liz.  She put a bag of yummy almonds inside.
This is a bag tag that I received from Phyliss.

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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Convention Gifts - part 1

One of the fun things about attending the Stampin' Up! convention was getting to spend time with my "sister" stampers.  These are all gifts I received from my roommate, Dawn.  The little purple basket was filled with chocolate - which disappeared very quickly!  The plaque and key ring were tucked into the little blue bag along with the birthday card below.
Cute, right?  But it gets even better when you open it up:
How cute is that?  The cupcakes are floating in the air!  We will be making a card using this technique at a future stamp club meeting.

So CONTACT ME NOW about how to join in on the fun and receive FREE STAMPIN' UP! products.

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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Convention Swaps - August

 When I went to the Stampin' Up! Convention in July, I participated in a SWAP to get Make and Take ideas for an entire year!  These are the cards I received in the swap for the August theme (summer.)  The card above was made by Michelle Lynch.
The card above was made by Ria Jenkins. 
This was MY swap card.  I struggled at first with a summer card, but when I saw the Wanderlust Photopolymer stamp set, I knew it would be perfect for making a summer themed card.

CONTACT ME if you would like to know how to make these cards.
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Friday, August 9, 2013

Herringbone Technique - video!!!

These cards were made using the Herringbone Technique. Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper is great for making this kind of card because the colors coordinate so well.  We made this card at a Stamp Club meeting earlier this spring.  Watch the video below to see how easy it is to make this card!

If you have any questions, please CONTACT ME.  This designer series paper is no longer available, but there are lots of new patterns in the current annual catalog.  Let me know if you would like a copy, or you can SHOP MY STAMPIN' UP WEBSITE 24/7.

August Stamp Clubs start tonight.  Let me know if you would like to join in on the fun.  View my events page and RSVP BY CLICKING HERE.

Don't forget about the Paper Pumpkin special. Only $10 the first two months if you sign up by August 31.

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin - ON SALE THROUGH AUGUST 31

I have been holding out on making a decision about Paper Pumpkin until I knew more about it.  Well, after receiving a free kit at convention and seeing the contents of all the kits so far, I AM IN LOVE WITH IT!!!!   I know you will love it, too, and for a limited time you can try it out for only $10 a month for the first two months (includes shipping!)  After the first two months, the price will be $19.95 a month or you can cancel your membership.

A few neat things about the Pamper Pumpkin kits:
  • They are designed so that the projects take about 30 minutes to complete
  • Everything you need to make the project is included, except for adhesive.
  • You never know what you are going to get - it is a surprise each month!
  • You can choose to skip a month and you won't be charged.  Just update your info by the 10th of the month.

Here is what it might look like when your package arrives:

How cute is that?!!  Everyone who has seen this kit in person loves it!  The bad thing is that it is no longer available.  This was June's kit.  But I will give my kit away free!  Just order a subscription to Paper Pumpkin and choose me as your demonstrator.  Everyone who orders will be included in a drawing to receive this kit!
So click the link at the top of the page and use the Promo Code: PUMPKINDEAL

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