Sunday, October 02, 2016

shana tova!

all Stampin' Up! supplies:
Every Occasion stamp set
Labeler Alphabet stamp set
Real Red ink
Tempting Turquoise ink
Real Red and Whisper White cardstock
gold twine from Baker's Twine Trio Pack

that's it : )
Shana Tova!

Saturday, October 01, 2016

only 10 more days for Paper Pumpkin BOGO 

I love a great BOGO deal!
Right now you can buy one month of Paper Pumpkin and get the second month FREE!

Use promo code BOGO at and select me as your demonstrator.
Offer ends October 10. 

  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

designer series paper sale! B3G1Free!!

Yes!!  I am so excited about this!
The entire month of October, buy 3 packs of selected Designer Series Paper and receive one free!!
Yup, Buy 3 Get 1 Free!

Email me for details : )

drawing to celebrate world cardmaking day!

There is no better way to show someone you care like sending a handmade card. In a sea of junk mail and bills, a card is a simple thing that really stands out. Today, October 1, 2016, is World Card Making Day, and it’s a great time to make and send a card to someone to just say hello or give them a little recognition or love! And what’s even better is that from October 1-5, cardmaking essentials are up to 25% off. Stock up so you can share your love all year long!

Here’s a list of cardmaking staples that are being discounted in celebration of World Card Making Day:

Item Description Discount Retail Price Sale Price
138339 2015-2017 In Color Card stock 15% $8 $6.80
141413 2016-2018 In Color Card stock 15% $8 $6.80
141697 2015-2017 In Color Envelope Paper 25% $11 $8.25
141698 2016-2018 In Color Envelope Paper 25% $11 $8.25
133774 Envelope Punch Board 25% $20 $15
141651 Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit 25% $27 $20.25
129027 Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill – Buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive (item 129026) and get a Refill for FREE!
$7.50 FREE with purchase of Fast Fuse Adhesive

To celebrate World Card Making Day,

I am giving away one $50 Gift Certificate for Stampin' Up! products from me!! 

edited to add:  sadly, no one entered the drawing so there is no giveaway :(

Here are the rules:
1.  Leave a comment on this post before October 5, 2016 at midnight EST.
2.  Let me know what you would choose with the $50 Gift Certificate if you win the drawing.  (Don't worry, you can change your mind if you do win it!)
3.  A winner will be drawn on October 6, 2016 and posted in an update on this post.  The winner must email me with mailing address by October 31, 2016 to receive the prize.
4.  The Gift Certificate is only redeemable through an order with me on currently available Stampin' Up! products.  Not exchangeable for cash.
5.  Only one entry per person.  USA mailing address only.

To continue the fun, here is a link to a video from Stampin' Up! about the Designer Tin of Cards Project Kit:

Friday, September 30, 2016

**can you see yourself as a hobby demo?**

If you've been ordering Stampin' Up! for a while now, or maybe attended a party or workshop, you have probably heard this term, "hobby demo".

While not an official title, it is what Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrators typically call themselves if they are not necessarily interested in running a business but are interested in being a part of the Stampin' Up! "family" and getting a nice discount and the other benefits of being an independent demonstrator!

Does this sound like something you would enjoy?  Contact me today!
We can meet over coffee or over the phone or Skype to discuss:
  • The generous demonstrator discount (20-25 percent).
  • Flexibility in setting your own hours and working from home (if you wish!).
  • Beautiful, exclusive artwork and high-quality products for you (and your customers).
  • A low-cost, high-value Starter Kit.
  • Opportunities to see and purchase new Stampin' Up! products first.
  • The Quick Start program, where you can earn FREE products.
  • Stampin' Up! events, where you stamp, learn, and have a blast with your fellow Stampin' Up! lovers!
  • A worldwide stamping family!

The Starter Kit is only $99 and filled with $125 worth of products that you choose!

Your minimums might fit into the amount you're spending on Stampin' Up! already.  Talk to me about it.

Any questions, please ask!
Warmly, sincerely inviting you,

p.s.  The specials beginning tomorrow (World Cardmaking Day) are so awesome!!
Join now and start using your discount in preparation for the holidays : )

p.p.s.  Did I mention the welcome gift from me?!?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

preview of thursday's party

ooh, it's feeling so autumnal today!
i love the change of seasons.
so much beauty to be excited about.

i'm so looking forward to thursday night's stampin' up! party.
 if you can't wait to see what we might be playing with,
here are a few sneak peeks.

 (halloween print shown from paperworks - affiliate link if you subscribe and save $5)

there will be many more projects and products on display - especially new halloween and christmas stuff.
i hope you can make it!

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

{Go Big!}

A fun card that I was playing with instead of cleaning up my craft mess...
I call it, "Go Big."

(Stamp set and dies coming up in the Holiday catalog - ordering starts September 1st!)
Or you could order it today if you sign up to be an independent demonstrator on my team!  Email me : )

Saturday, August 20, 2016

{it takes a demonstrator village}

so, I love demonstrating Stampin' Up! products, techniques, etc. - and showing how they can be used with scrapbooking, especially!
and, even more than that, if possible, I love meeting the people who want to do these things, too - customers, other scrapbookers, other demonstrators, you name it : )
 (a card project that we did using things from both the big book and the new holiday catalog!)

my Stampin' Up! upline, the lovely, amazing Lydia Fiedler, is all the way in Texas, so it's difficult for me to make it to her events - LOL.  but there are oodles of awesome demonstrators right here in my neck of the woods, well, in Cleveland and surrounding parts!!
so, a couple of super-nice, super-skilled, super-lovely demonstrators from this area were able to come play at my house last week.  I had a blast!  a lovely, nice, quiet, comfortable blast : )  and we're going to do it again!  I can't wait!
another project made for that night - inspired by the catalog sample!

would you like to join us?  if you aren't a demonstrator already, sign up!  email me and let me know that you're interested.  ask me a million questions, if you have them.  I love talking about this stuff : ) 

plus, if you sign up, you could go to OnStage in November!  I'd love to meet you there.

(in case you're looking for the challenge post for day 3 of the previously mentioned Starry Eyed challenges I'm working on - today's is about honoring your mother, and, as I've recently made a page doing just that, and the feelings are still quite raw, I'm not scrapping that today, just completing the challenge as it's given in the MOPS welcome pack.)

Friday, August 19, 2016


 so, day 2 of my #wearethestarryeyed -inspired challenges!
this is my *shine* card for the "blessing the night" challenge name.
(another fantastic chapter and challenge from MOPS -please see my previous posts to know what the heck I'm talking about - LOL)
I'm so excited about this stamp set that I used - my favorite (probably!) of the new Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!  It's called "Star of Light" and it has matching Thinlits dies.  I paired them with the Fancy Frost sequins and Glitter Ribbon, plus some Silver Metallic Thread, doily and foil cardstock.  The colors are Soft Sky and Smoky Slate.  It could be a Christmas card if I wanted it to be, but it was intended to be an encouragement card.  I think it's perfect either way : )

(Be thinking of what you'd like to use for Christmas cards this year.  The ordering period for the Holiday catalog begins September 1st!  You can actually be pro-active this year and get some cards made early!!)

Thursday, August 18, 2016

{ooh, so ready for fall to get here}

the new Paper Pumpkin kit arrived yesterday, and it's Gor-Geous.
lovely fall colors and stamps and doo-dads!  going to make some beautiful cards.
august 2016 Bold Botanicals Kit - Paper Pumpkin
 but, first, a scrapbook page made with pieces of the kit and co-ordinating items from the Moroccan Suite in the annual Stampin' Up! big book.

 this is inspired by the first of 28 days #wearethestarryeyed challenge:  "swell seasons"
(did you head over to the MOPS website to see the theme?)
the scrapbook page isn't really related to the actual challenge - that's more of a personal thing, not a blog thing for me.  but I am doing the challenges, and the page is related to the title of the challenge : )

oh, and a little reminder!
the BOGO offer for Paper Pumpkin is still going!
and, if you subscribe before august 30th, I'm throwing in a GWP : )
because, FYI, you can never have enough acronyms (LOL)

Friday, August 12, 2016

I love Paper Pumpkin so much and think you will too!

 Take advantage of the Paper Pumpkin BOGO offer before August 30th, 2016, and I'll send you one of these to use while you're having fun with your monthly kit!

Paper Pumpkin Scrap Bin
Must use my direct link or choose me as demonstrator at sign up.
from previous kit materials
All of the details of the BOGO offer still apply.  See previous post.

example of previous kit
Sign up at by October 10 to get your second month FREE!
Use promo code: BOGO
using previous kit materials 

Thursday, August 11, 2016

bogo paper pumpkin!

Have you tried Paper Pumpkin? Right now is a great time to get in on the fun! Buy your first month and get your second month FREE.

edited to add:  see above post for gift-with-purchase offer from me : )


The Fine Print:
  • promo code BOGO
  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).
  • If you subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, you will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If you subscribe between September 11 and October 10, your first kit will be the October kit and you will get the November kit free.