JUNE is busting out all over!!!

Summer is just a few days away, and boy do we have some fun in store for you!!!  First of all TODAY, June 4th the NEW ANNUAL (2019-2020) CATALOG is LIVE!  You can place your orders if you have received your catalog!  If you need one, please let me know and I will be happy to get you a copy!  It is just awesome!  Many of my favorite stamps and dies are carried over!  If they were a bundle in the 2018-19 catalog, they will show separate in this new catalog. 

Here is a cute video highlighting just a few of the items we are able to get now!

Before I forget, if you place your order online, be sure to use the:
June 2019 Hostess Code
At the end of your order, it will ask if you have a Hostess Code...you do!!!!  If your order is over $150.00 though, don't use the code as you will earn Stampin' Rewards, so use those!!!|

Soon, I will post some samples that I will be showing at my Sunday Craftin' Gals Gathering Catalog Launch on June 23rd.  I just placed another big order to make more samples!

Until next time, be kind to one another and always try to make time for CREATING WITH PAPER! 

 


Let's get to summer!

Hi All!

A lot has happened since my last blog (when was that?).  Family is so important to me, and my husband is probably the most important of all.  He is finally done with all of his cancer stuff, and we celebrated his last radiation treatment in mid-April.  Now with prayers, we won't worry about it any longer.

I managed to hold my monthly Craftin' Gals Sunday Gatherings despite the uproar...it was a very important thing to maintain my friendship with many wonderful ladies.  We met February 24th and did our Spring of our Four Season Cards (idea from Patti Bennett) using the new (then) Painted Seasons bundle.  We also did a purple lily card.  Here is the group shot we took. 
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We didn't seem to take pictures of our food for which we are famous for!  I believe this is the time we had homemade Vegetable Soup!  YUM!

On March 24th we did an Easter Card and decorated Styrofoam Eggs for Easter.  Using Fabled Friends for both, my egg idea was inspired by Christi Wroe!  She does such darling little things, that I tried very hard to make my sample as cute as hers.  The gals had a blast using bits of lace, the bunny stamp and blends, flowers from my stash and sequins and such to make some very sweet eggs.  Here are some photos and this time we got some great food pics! (HA!) Nee even got some pictures of my Easter decorations...thanks Nee!

Then, April 21st, we held yet another Sunday Craftin' Gals Gathering!  Same decorations still up since it was just the week after Easter...shhh, they are STILL up!  Ha!  This time we had a mini tea with tea sandwiches, salads and a fabulous Greek hors d' oeuvre!  It was to die for.

We did a card camp with only 4 cards, but it was all I could manage at the time.  My black and white Thank You card was inspired by Kylie Page, the Varied Vases card was CASED from someone but no name on the picture, the Tropical Card was inspired or CASED from Su Mohr and the Blue Hibiscus was made by Marlene Ingram part of Rachel Tessmans group.  Here are our pictures..

So, Let's Get To Summer!!!  Many great happenings in June!  NEW ANNUAL CATALOG!  Yippee Skippy!  So many beautiful new things in there.  If you would like to have one, just email me and I can get one out to you!  My team will be getting theirs from the mailing list.  In fact, some got them yesterday!  One of my gals has already marked all of the things she wants!  The new catalog goes live June 4th, so save up some money and Shop, Shop, Shop.  If you need suggestions or help with anything, just ask.  I will be happy to assist you in placing an order in June for anything. 

Well, that is all for today.  Please accept my apologies for being MIA for a couple months, but it should be much better for the entire family now.  I also want to get back to making videos so I will let you know about that soon!  One last note...if you are having trouble seeing the pictures, put it on Full Screen.  I still am not sure how to get multiple pictures in a row.

Be kind to one another and don't forget to make time for CREATING WITH PAPER!


Look at What is coming in April!

Hi Everyone,

Just thought I would do a quick post as to the NEW Storage solutions that Stampin' Up! is bringing on board!  All will be available April 1st, and will be included in the new 2019-2020 Annual Catalog coming soon!

Here is a quick video of the products:

Contact me if you are interested, or if you would like to order, April 1st, press the "Let's Shop" button!  I will be back soon with more projects and another catch up!

Take care, be kind to one another and remember to make time for Creating With Paper!


Catching Up and Looking Back

Hi Everyone!

Today I am going to go back and catch up with some things!  But let's get the business things in first!

Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog is still active and popular.  It has such a variety of new things, it is hard not to get one of each!  But remember for every $50.00 purchase from the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog, you will receive a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  Yes, I said catalogs.  The 2nd release is here and it has some additional FREE items!  So cute!

But wait!  Starting March 1st through the 31st, Stampin' Up! is offering Sale-A-Bration Coordination!  What is that?  Well, it will consist of dies for these stamp sets seen in the Sale-A-Bration catalogs: Lasting Lily (Lily Framelits Dies), Hello Cupcake (Call Me Cupcake Thinlits Dies), So Hoppy Together (Hop Around Framelits Dies) and in the 2nd release, Painted Seasons stamp set (Four Seasons Framelits Dies) which is a bundle with some beautiful papers.  Also in the Coordination selections is More than Words Photopolymer Stamp Set, and a new Story Label Punch.  What a deal!  These will be available for purchase, but since I got to pre-order them, I am sooo grateful for the the dies!  Saves on the fussy cutting, which I am not great at!

If you need any of the above mentioned catalogs, they can be seen by clicking the catalogs on my sidebar or let me know and I will get you one.  I have a limited number left though.

Now on to sharing my January 27th get together.  I held my first official "Card Camp".  I supplied everything for 5 cards.  Here are the cards that I made as samples...
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This first one is one that I used for a great Video Boot Camp held by Connie Stewart and Jackie Bolhuis.  I made a YouTube video of it..not ready to share to the world just yet - soon though!
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So all my gals took off on their own.  Here are just a few pictures of them and our gathering complete with our food!  You know how important food is!  Ha!
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Here is our food...all I can say is Big Yums!
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And desserts!
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We just have a blast!  Guess what?  This Sunday it is already Craftin' Gals Sunday!  Woo Hoo!

So, until next time when I may reveal my first videos (maybe)...Be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper!
 


Love Is All Around

Oh my, the month of LOVE!  What a lovely month it is!  We here in Southern California have had more rainy days since the New Year than we have had in years.  No complaints, but let's hope we don't slide down the canyon!  Ha!

I wanted to share with you some Valentines projects first. 

This one I cased from the New Occasions catalog.  Page 4 had the most lovely cards, so I wanted to somewhat replicate one of them.  I used All My Love Designer Paper (# 148576), the Forever Lovely stamp set (#148624) and The Lovely Flowers Edgelit Dies for flowers (#148526).
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As you can see, not exactly like the catalog, but I just kept getting inspired as I went along!

Next is one that I used a retired Christmas die, but loved the "theme" of "lighting my fire".  The inside is from the Meant To Be Die (it is a bundle) (Occasions page 6 #148626 or #150587 for bundle).
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Then I made a mixed media sign...this hangs on our office door.  IMG_1810
I used the Large Letters Framelits (#141712) and Wood Textures 6 x 6 Designer Series Papers (#144177) both in the Annual Catalog.  Oh, and the Heart Epoxy Droplets (#146583) from the Occasions catalog.

Well, that is all for today.  I will be out of town the 7th through the 11th visiting our sweet grandkids.  Yay!  So, until next time, be kind to one another and make time for CREATING WITH PAPER!