Monday, April 25, 2016

8 Months until Christmas!

I usually post a Christmas card on the 25th of each month and challenge you to get start on making your Christmas cards now - so you can avoid the rush later in the year.

I do have one Christmas card here to show you, along with the other cards that we made at my stamp club classes this past weekend,  I have some extra supplies left over, so........if you missed club, or have always wanted to try stamping - now is your chance to give it a try!

I will be at Providence Square Grill TONIGHT - Monday, April 25, from 5:30 - 8.  Come grab a bite to eat - then stay and make one or more of these cards FOR FREE!  Come see how easy it is to make a beautiful hand crafted card and how much fun we have when we get together to stamp.

If you are a regular Paper Pumpkin subscriber - grab your kit and come get your projects put together!  Not sure what Paper Pumpin' is?  I'll be happy to tell you all about it- and show you projects from past kits.

CLICK HERE for a few more details and to RSVP.

CONTACT ME if you have any questions.

Don't forget to sign up for Bingo night - Stampin' Up! style (June 3.)   CLICK HERE to see photos of our first BINGO night .  Use the paypal link to reserve your spot and get an extra BINGO card for the first game!

CHECK OUT THE DEALS on some of the retiring products.  Many items are up to 50% off.  Products on the retiring list will be available through May 31, or while supplies last.  Get them before the are gone.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 19, 2016


It's that time of year!  We have to say "Farewell" to some of our fabulous Stampin' Up! products.  Please visit my MY STAMPIN' UP! WEBSITE to see the retiring stamp sets and accessories.  Some are up to 50% off - so don't delay in grabbing this bargains!  Stamp sets will be available through May 22 - but everything else will be while supplies last.  So don't miss out!

If you choose to place an order online, please use the hostess code: JR4QJHTB

My stamp club classes are coming up this weekend.  CLICK HERE to see dates/times and to RSVP. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

March Homework Contest

I have monthly stamp club meetings and after each class I give my stampers a homework assignment.  At our February class I gave everyone the sketch above.  They were supposed to use it as inspiration to make a cards using Stampin' Up! products.  This gets them stamping in between our classes - and it helps them to actually USE the products that they purchase.

Below are the cards that were completed and shared at our March classes.






The cards below follow the sketch, but the three ladies that made them got together one day and made them into tiny cards.  Really cute.


This photo shows how small they are - that is a quarter next to them!
I used to choose a winner.  
The prize is this set of mini punches: Party Punch Pack from Stampin' Up!'s 2016 Occasions catalog.

Party Punch Pack by Stampin' Up!

And the winner is card 3.  

To claim the prize - the winner must leave a comment on this post telling me who they are!

I have 3 other prizes for any of the other stampers who made one of these cards - and leaves a comment on this post!

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

CLICK HERE to visit my Stampin' Up! website!

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 3, 2016


Friday night was my first ever Bingo! Stampin' Up! style.  Sixteen stamping friends and 2 of my team members met at a local restaurant for a night of fun.  We started off with dinner, then played 3 games of Bingo.  We made the 4 cards you see above - then played 2 more games of Bingo.

We moved from our "eating/Bingo" tables to "stamping" tables.  Everyone had a goody bag at their seat with 6 x 6 sheets of designer series paper, the supplies for the make and takes, and a little treat box filled with chocolate.

Below is a photo of everyone making their cards.  All four cards were made using the Fabulous Four stamp set by Stampin' Up!.  
 Below are photos during a Bingo game.  They were really concentrating on those numbers!

Here are the winners with their prizes.  Nancy M won the first game.  Her prize was Cherry on Top paper pack, coordinating card stock, washit tape, and a package of tear and tape.  Nancy also won another game - but she felt guilty for winning twice and wouldn't accept a second prize.

Debbie's prize was March's Paper Pumpkin kit.  If you want more information about Paper Pumpkin CLICK HERE.  If you're not a subscriber, now is the time to give it a try!  Sign up and activate your account by April 10 and you will get a BONUS FREE stamp set in your kit!!!  Already a subscriber - make sure you don't skip this month's kit!

Lisa was a first time stamper and she won Prize #3.  It was the Fabulous Four stamp set, a clear block, and a black ink pad.  She opened up her prize and used it to make her cards.   I didn't snap her picture until she was just about ready to leave for the night.

Nancy K won prize #4 - the Watercolor Wishes card kit.  What a great kit.  It includes everything needed to make 20 beautiful cards, including a stamp set, ink, and clear block.  (You do need to have  your own adhesive.)

And finally, here is Lisa with her prize.  She won the jackpot : a $100 gift certificate to purchase Stampin' Up! merchandise.  How awesome is that?!  Maybe it's the reason she already signed up for our next BINGO night on June 3.

In addition to these prizes, everyone went home with a great door prize.  Stampers were able to chose the prize they wanted from stamp sets, Designer Series Paper, card kits, hand made cards, adhesive refills, and all kinds of other goodies.  We even gave everyone a roll of thick Baker's Twine as a parting gift.

If you would like to join us the next time - we will be playing Bingo again on June 3.  On that night the prizes will be from the 2016-2017 Stampin' Up! catalog.  Be the first one to get your hands on the newest products, including new stamp sets and the new In Colors!!!

Space is limited so sign up soon! Your registration fee ($20) must be paid to reserve your spot.  You can pay right now using Pay Pal.

CONTACT ME if you have any questions.

CLICK HERE to visit my Stampin' Up! website.

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Craft-it UP!

I am so excited to be teaching classes for Chesapeake City Parks & Rec.  This is one of the projects we will be making in a special Craft-it UP! series of classes, designed for you to make for that special someone for Mother's Day.   It is an 8x8 framed piece, made using retired designer series paper from Stampin' Up! and lots of Stampin' Up! punches.  There is a little stamping in there, too.

Everyone will also make a card, and depending on the age and skill level of the participants, I may throw in an extra bonus  project, too.  You can get more information about my classes BY CLICKING HERE  

I will be teaching the Craft-it UP! classes on Saturdays April 9-23 for the above projects and May 14-28 for the Father's Day project.

I will also be teaching Scrapbooking classes, Tuesday afternoons April 5-19 and May 3-17.

Finally, I will be teaching Card Making classes Friday mornings, June 3-17 and July 8-22.

All classes are offered over the course of 3 weeks for only $26.

CLICK HERE to register for any or all of these classes. Non-Chesapeake residents are able to register for an additional $5 fee.  Hope to see you at one or more of these classes.

Thanks for stopping by!