Monday, March 25, 2013

Spring Fling - Cards and Things

Want to make some great projects, stamp & relax, then this is the class for you!  Join me on Saturday, April 20th from 10 a.m. till 4 p.m.  Come when you can, leave when you must & make what you want - it just doesn't get better than this!

Choose from eight cards and two 3-D projects using sets from the Spring Catalog and Sent with Love Promotion.  Each project is priced at $1.75.  This class will be held "shoebox" style and you must RSVP no later than Friday, April 5th so I make sure to have enough supplies for everyone. You will need to let me know which projects you would like to make and how many of each.
Please make sure to bring adhesive, snips and bone folder - all other supplies will be provided.

Below, please see individual photos of the projects.  Should you need additional information, please email me at

This card is "A Little blue Number" - Pearls & flowers, what could be better

This card is the "Oh Hello" Card - some embossing & Dazzling Diamonds make this card a real WOW

Silver Swallowtail - Butterfly embossed in Silver on Shimmery White paper - Stunning
Rain or Shine - This sweet card uses the Real Red Co'ordination paper, Daffodil Delight  and Basic grey.  I love this card!
Henry Says - A darling card for any Child's Birthday Party ~
Red Lobster - this is a great card for anyone with a summer birthday or a thank you.  From the By the Tide stamp set (my favorite) this card also has a masculine feel to it - change the greeting and there you go!

This Retro shoe embossed in Early Espresso makes a great Father's Day or Birthday Card!
Secret Garden in Purples...the greeting can easily be switched on this card and with a little dimension, white gel pen & pearls this card is beautiful!
Petite Pocket & three tags - straight from the spring catty - adorable!
And the final project  which uses products from the Sent with Love Bundle - this card opens up into a gift card holder -two for the price of one.

Just a reminder - RSVP no later than Friday, April 5th and let me know which projects and how many of each you would like to make.  Sure hope you can come to this class - it should be bunches of fun, and of course there will be a special of the day & a door prize!!  

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Did you Paper Pumpkin??

Paper Pumpkin has shipped for March - did you Paper Pumpkin?  It's not too late, sign up now to make sure you receive April's subscription to Paper Pumpkin.  Need more information - let me know.  I got my first kit and I am soooooo excited!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Time is running out for Sale-A-Bration

Sale-a-Bration, the biggest sale of the year ends this Friday.  Have you thought about signing up?  Do you need to place an order?  Would you like to have a Mystery Hostess on-line party.  Let me know...either email me or leave me a comment & we will go from there!  I don't want anyone to miss out - so gather your friends & we can have one final Sale-a-Bration mystery hostess party!!  If we can get $150 in orders I will select a mystery hostess & someone can go home with some extra loot!!  Let me know if you are interested~

PS:  I will be working on a tutorial for the Portfolio I posted during our Holiday Blog Hop, so keep stopping back for more information!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring is in the Air....

Spring is in the Air
Wow - Stampin' Up! is not letting any grass grow under their feet.  Here is another new promotion:

This stamp set will be featured id the new 2013-2014 Idea Book & Catalog, but why wait??  You can get it now from March 15 - May 30th.  For this promotion you can only get the stamp set in clear, but it will be offered in wood & clear in the 2013-2014 Catalog.  The best part is that for this promotion you can purchase either just the stamp set for $14.95 OR you can purchase the Bundle - the 7/8" scallop circle punch which was introduced in the Spring 2013 catalog and the stamp set for $23.95.  That's a 15% savings!  Throw in a package of our awesome note cards, a pack of 8 1/2 x 11 card stock, and ink pad & a back of embellishments & you've got a $50 order.  Go to my on-line store, get the Spring is in the Air bundle, a few other goodies to make $50 & you can still cash in on Sale-A-Bration.  Remember this is your last week to get in on the biggest SALE of the year!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Love at First Stamp - Blog Hop

Welcome to the first ever "Love at First Stamp Blog Hop"!  I am so excited to be a part of this event - if you just happened to find my blog WELCOME & if you just hopped over from Jennifer Campbell's blog - a big welcome too!!  Weren't  her projects awesome??

Well my 'Spring Holiday" is Mother's Day & I hope you like the projects I came up with....

First up - my take on the Note-card  Portfolio as shown on page 147 of the Big Catalog & Idea Book.  Now who wouldn't like to receive this lovely gift for Mother's Day?

I had so much fun creating this portfolio and the English Ivy Note-cards #127538 are awesome!

Next I made a coordinating card  - this is using my spin on Jenn Campbell's beautiful sketch.  My photo reflects a copy of the sketch along with the card - please feel free to play along with this FUN sketch & put your spin on it!!

For this card instead of using the Fun Flowers die, I made my flower out of the paper doilies #129399 on page 5 of the Spring Catalog & spritzed with some Primrose Petals re-inker, the DSP is from the Print Poetry Paper Stack #129312 on page 16 & last but not least Basics Designer Buttons #129325 on page 20.   Hope you like the card & the sketch!!

Here is a photo of the portfolio & card together...

My last project for Mother's Day is a gift card holder.  The inside has an envelope cut in half which creates two pockets - one for a note & one for a gift card....or two gift cards....or a gift card & a piece of square chocolate...use your imagination~~

This again uses products from the Spring Catalog...Tea for Two DSP #129311 on page 3, and Oh Hello Stamp Set #130730W or #130733C on page 4, add a little dazzling diamonds for some bling & there you go.  

Well, I hope you enjoyed my projects and continue on this wonderful spring holiday blog hop & hop on over to Jennifer Gregorsky to find some great Memorial Day projects..

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

First EVER!!!!

Love at First Stamp Blog Hop

Starting Friday, March 15th at 10 a.m. through Sunday, March 17th!
Hope you can join in the fun...we only have 6 stops, but we will be celebrating the following Holidays and have some great ideas/projects for you.  We will also have a sketch challenge & hope that you will play along.

St. Patrick's Day
Spring Occasions
Mother's Day
Memorial Day
Father's Day

So join us Friday through Sunday and get some awesome ideas for your upcoming spring events!

Monday, March 11, 2013

Deco Mesh Wreaths

Ok, I admit....I should have been working on cards for an April class, but instead spent most of Sunday making these cool deco mesh wreaths.  This was my second attempt - the first one came out so huge it would not fit on the door - the second attempt - smaller wreath frame & shorter width mesh.

This big one - I totally LOVE.  I think the variegated mesh is really fun looking, but it was so big it need to be hung over my double front windows....what do you think??

Anyway - you can't beat a day of crafting - no matter what the craft!!

Happy Monday ~

Thursday, March 7, 2013

March - Best of Flowers

I just love this stamp set - aren't the images pretty!  If you are interested in this or any of the best of series, please feel free to contact me!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Photopolymer Stamp Sets

So excited about really CLEAR stamp sets

• Top-quality photopolymer
that gives a perfectly
stamped image every time.
• They’re entirely transparent
for perfect placement!
• Can you say sticky? (Don’t
worry; in a good way.) These
stamps stick amazingly well
to our clear blocks.
• They’re age tested. They
won’t yellow or cloud
up over time.
• We could go on, but we’ll let
you try them for yourself.

Can't wait to get my set & play....need more me!

Don't forget about Paper Pumpkin....

. . . if you're one of the nearly 11,000 people who have already joined Paper Pumpkin. If you're not one of the lucky 11,000, you'll want to pay special attention.
Hey there,
Time is running out and you don't want to miss out on the action. Don't forget to sign up for me (Paper Pumpkin) before March 10 so you won't miss out on any of my kits. (They are all really cool!) Remember, my kits are only available for a month at a time; go to to sign up.
Don't be the one that misses out.
See ya soon!
-Paper Pumpkin
P.S. My Try it kit will be available in the next couple of weeks! I promise to let you know the moment you can get it.
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