Tuesday, August 13, 2019









Halloween is nearly here, which means that Paper Pumpkin has been busy.  Stampin' Up! created a kit with that will help you with your frightful festivities.


This kit, which you will receive in September,  includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box.


If you are already a Paper Pumpkin subscriber you do not need to do anything to receive this kit.  If you, however, cancelled your subscription or have put it on hold you can update your subscription to receive it.  If you want to subscribe you can just click the Paper Pumpkin link in the upper left hand column of my blog to sign up.


You have until September 10th to subscribe. 

Saturday, August 10, 2019

Holiday Catalog is coming!




My Holiday Catalog preorder should be here in a few days and I am so excited to start making new cards and projects that I can share with you.

In the meantime, here is a sneak peek at one of the new suites called Brightly Gleaming.  Beautiful cards created by Stampin' Up! to get you all excited for what is coming. 

If you are one of my customers, your copy of the Holiday Catalog should be coming to your home soon.  If you do not have an existing relationship with another Stampin' Up! Demonstrator just leave a comment, or send me an e-mail and I will be happy to get a catalog to you.

Catalog goes live in September.

Friday, August 9, 2019

Magnolia Christmas!


Yes, we are doing Christmas cards at my stamp classes and while we are all patiently waiting for the new Holiday Catalog to go live, there are still products in the Annual Catalog that you can use.

Another demonstrator shared how she colored a piece of the Magnolia Lane Designer Series paper to make holiday flowers and I thought how clever.  Here is the card I made using her idea.

Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends were used to make my holiday flowers, and the green was already in the paper.  I used my dark blend to color over the Petal Pink that was in the flowers, and the light blend over the remainder of the flower.  So, while we wait for our new holiday products, if you have this paper you already have a jump start on your Christmas projects.




The following were used:

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

One more week to earn Bonus Day Coupons!















Bonus Days  run through July 31st, so if you still want to order and earn here are the details:

 For every $50  you spend from July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), earn a $5  Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed from  August 1–31.  So if you spend $50 you will get one coupon code. if you spend $100 you will get 2 coupon codes and so on.  There is no limit to the amount of codes you earn.

Then when August comes you have the whole month to redeem your coupons.  Make sure to hold onto your coupon codes, because that is the only way you will get your $5.00 discount for each code redeemed.  

If you are a customer of mine and want me to place your August order using your Bonus Day Coupon just e-mail or call me and I will be happy to do that for you.

Happy shopping and getting some of the items on your new catalog wish list crossed off!




Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia


When you have such a pretty stamp set and coordinating dies, you don't need to do a lot to make a  card.  Since I thought the design could be used for a lot of different occasions, I just stamped the front with "Thinking of You" so I would have an assortment of cards on hand for whenever a special occasion comes up and I am in need of a card.

I do like to make cards up ahead of time, some with no sentiment at all, so once I know what I need to send out I can just add the appropriate words and I am finished.

I used coordinating colors of Petal Pink and Mossy Meadow to add some color to my large flower and leaves.  Just a light strip of matching designer series paper to give it a little more background and design, all added to another cut layer of Petal Pink Card Stock,  and this simple card is finished. 




The following were used:

Sunday, July 14, 2019

August Paper Pumpkin Sneak Peek!

The video below will show that the August Paper Pumpkin kit will contain supplies to make bags and tags for Fall.  I know some of you only like making cards, so if you don't think this kit is for you, you still might want to watch the video to see the add on kit that you can purchase that will give you supplies to make fall cards.

You need to be a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to get the kit, and/or the add on kit, so if you are not a subscriber you can click the Paper Pumpkin link in the upper left hand column of my blog to subscribe.

You can try for one month, and if you want to continue to receive kits you don't have to do anything else once you subscribe.  If you ever want to skip a month, put our account on hold, or cancel, you can do that at any time.



If you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin, please contact me through or e-mail or leave a comment below.  

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

A Good Man

If you are looking for a good stamp set for masculine cards, the "A Good Man" set is perfect.  You can make birthday, father's day, retirement, thank you and many more cards that will be great for the men in your life.




I made this for a birthday card, but I think it would also make a great retirement card as well.  I started with a card base of Whisper White Card Stock where I stamped my background image.  I used the Waterfront Set and Balmy Blue, Old Olive and Crumb Cake Ink to create it.

Next I cut out my frame using the Stitched Rectangle Dies, added my relaxing man and my sentiment and placed all of this over my background.


The following were used: