Saturday, December 03, 2016

**clean and simple valentines**

made with the Sending Love Suite from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog
available for customer order January 4, 2017
contact me for your free copy of the catalog!

{stampin up sending love sampler}

we interrupt this Christmas season for a Valentine sampler : )  
Stampin' Up! Demonstrators can pre-order the Sending Love Suite from the new 2017 Occasions catalog now.  So, that means, if you join my team now, then you can pre-order these, too!
Start thinking about your classroom Valentines for next year....

 Supplies used for this 12x12 sampler include:
 Sealed with Love stamp set
Love Notes Framelits dies
Sending Love Designer Series Paper stack
Sending Love Glassine Sheets
Sending Love Embellishments (wooden!)
Real Red and Whisper White cardstock
Red and Silver Glimmer cardstock
 Real Red Stitched Satin Ribbon
Silver 1/8" Ribbon 
Silver 5/8" Satin Ribbon
Silver Metallic Foil Doilies
Delicate White Doilies
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Pearl Basic Jewels 
Metal Rimmed Pearls
Brights Enamel Shapes
Silver Metallic Thread
Basic Black Ink

All supplies Stampin' Up!
Sample created for #OnStage2016 Madison, Wisconsin

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

*send my love to your new lover...*

I've had Adele's song, Send My Love (To Your New Lover), in my head for the last 2 months as I've worked with the stamp set, Sealed With Love, from the Sending Love Suite in the upcoming Occasions catalog - LOL

For #OnStage2016 Wisconsin

This was so fun to do!

Used most of the stamps from the Sealed With Love set :)

The notebook page is made with the Writing Notes background stamp and Tempting Turquoise ink on Whisper White cardstock, then hole punched with the handheld punch.

Used Smoky Slate and Basic Grey inks to resemble a lead pencil.

And the lips, well, those are Real Red, of course :) Stamped off here and there to give the "lipstick smooch" look.

Layered onto Real Red cardstock.

samples together

from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog 2017
which mails in approximately 2 weeks!
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Sunday, November 20, 2016

sealed with *mini* love - preview

Sneak peek of Sealed with Love stamp set
and Love Notes Framelits Dies set

Coming in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog
Available to order January 4, 2017 

Order the stamp set through me to receive
detailed instructions for this project

**mini envelopes** preview 

Sneak peek of Love Notes Framelits Dies set
Coming in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog
Available to order January 4, 2017

{yummy in my tummy} preview

Scrappily Ever After
 Sneak peek of Yummy in My Tummy stamp set
Coming in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog
Available to order January 4, 2017

Monday, November 14, 2016

more sneak peeks!

Bouncing back and forth between holidays and seasons!

This is a 12x12 page that I showed as another sample from the Sending Love Suite at OnStage Local.
(Did I go on enough yet about how awesome #OnStage2016 was?!?)
The suite includes the Sealed with Love stamp set, Love Notes Framelits dies, and matching embellishments.  Coming in the next Occasions catalog, mailing next month!!

It's a fantastic group for Valentine's Day crafts, but there are so many more projects that you can make with these pieces!  This is a simple "love" page for a photo when Ellie was practicing sign language years ago.
Many of the products are from the current Annual catalog which will still be current when the Occasions smaller book comes out.  See how versatile?!

Okay, now back to crafting gratitude and thankfulness through some Thanksgiving cards!
Well, it's not the gratitude and thankfulness that I need to create, but the cards that show it : )

crisp winter snow

...and now the winter project!

you can feel it in the air.  we can't wait!  while others won't say the word (as if it's voldemort's name in the harry potter novels!) - we eagerly look forward to the first snowfall : )
yup, I typed it!  snow - snow - snow!  LOL

here's a Christmas card coming from that snow-loving frame of mind :)
please let me know if you would like instructions or a supply list by email.  it's no trouble!

autumn leaves

posting autumn and Christmas projects, then posting more samples from OnStage : )

please take a look through the previous posts for current offers, and let me know if you'd like catalog mailings or project advice.  also, a great time to dip your toe into the demonstrator discount and see if it's for you!
okay, autumn first!
we are loving the colors of the trees this year - seems like more than any other year.  really amazing display.  and the crunching as we take our walks around the leaf-covered sidewalks :)

Friday, November 11, 2016

Today, a Thanks-giving to our Veterans

In 1961, President Kennedy inspired a nation, a generation, and, most importantly to me, the two young adults that were inspired to join the United States Air Force and later become my parents.

Thank you to all of the veterans of our armed forces.
It's a small sentence in exchange for carrying the weight of freedom on your shoulders,
but there is great emotion behind the words.
Thank you for keeping our country always the greatest nation in the world.

Thank you, too, Pop, former USAF ambulance driver and medic.  I love you : )

Thursday, November 10, 2016

{sneak peek of product in the upcoming Occasions catalog!}

In the middle of preparing Christmas and Holiday projects for upcoming events, I had the privilege of making samples to display at last week's OnStage Local - a private event for Stampin' Up! demonstrators #OnStage2016.  (Join the team so that you can attend the next OnStage events in April 2017!)

This means I get to give you a sneak peek of some of the products that will be in the future Occasions catalog!

One of the stamp sets that I worked with is an adorable set named Sealed With Love.  Yup, Valentine's!

This is a photopolymer set that has 27 stamps and is sold in the Sealed with Love Bundle along with Love Notes Framelits Dies (14 dies for the Big Shot!).  Coordinating Designer Series Papers and wooden embellishments match perfectly.

The sample that I'm posting today is a 6x8 pocket page made with these Sending Love products and using a pocket-page protector from the Stampin' Up! Project Life collection.

What do you think of it?!?  Let me know in the Comments below!

And, another sneak peek:  I'll be offering a free step-by-step Tutorial of how to make this project to anyone who orders the Sealed With Love stamp set through me or my website link (when it's available, of course!).  Plus, keep your eyes open for a huge drawing that will include the coordinating products, around the turn of the new year here at my blog :)

Wait until you see the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs that are coming this January 4th.  You're going to love them!!

This is the time to let me know if you'd like to be added to my catalog mailing list.  The catalogs will come to you free of charge during the month of December so that you can begin placing orders on January 4th!

Of course, there is still plenty of time to plan and prepare your Christmas and Holiday cards.  I still have copies of the Holiday mini-catalog and Annual 2016-2017 big catalog ready to deliver.  Get in touch with me, and I'll be thrilled to plan holiday cards with you :)

Tuesday, November 08, 2016

{special edition paper pumpkin!}

love, love, love this!!

you MUST order by November 10th to receive the Special Edition Holiday Box for the December Paper Pumpkin Kit!!  that's only 2 days from now!!  click here to buy one month or subscribe for more.  I still have some cute Paper Pumpkin gifts on hand to offer my subscribers.  get in touch with me if you'd like to know more!, if we could just get the ups trucks to roll out in this color for winter!!

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!

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 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