Just a quick post today as we have last minute things to get ready Trick or Treaters tonight. I just wanted to post some of the cards I made for Halloween that were from a class given by my dear friend Cathy! We had a lot of fun! Here they are...
Love me some Tim Holtz! Happy Halloween everybody! Now on to Christmas getting ready for the 10th of November and my Sampler class.
Be kind to everybody and make time for Creating With Paper!
I have just fallen in love with the Stamp Set Peaceful Boughs and it's coordinating die set. Sooo pretty! I wanted to share 3 cards I made from it. The gray one we will be making at my Sunday Craftin' Gals Gathering this coming Sunday! It looks difficult, but it isn't and comes out very pretty.
Here are the three cards I recently made with it (and the inside pictures too):
I encourage you all to get the bundle and save 10%! Page 15 of the Holiday catalog.
I have had a chance to use the new Paper Trimmer that Stampin' Up! is coming out with. It is similar to the old one, yet very different. Several demonstrators have given their "opinions" on YouTube, so if you are curious, go check those out. I love it! My only concern is the opening and closing of the cutting blade/scorer "handle". I am so afraid that I will warp it by pulling it up. Probably fretting for nothing, but I had an old trimmer that had a warped arm and it ended up going in the trash because it wouldn't score and wouldn't cut good. But that is the only concern I have. It cuts extremely smooth - even on the whisper white card stock that was always the issue paper - scores wonderfully you don't even know it scores it is so smooth. So all in all I think it is well worth it! The blades are unique too! I can see how these blades will last a lot longer than the old blades. I will still take my old trimmer to classes and use it on jobs. Keeping that fandangled new one all to myself! Ha!
Well, that is all for today. Be kind to one another and always make time for Creating With Paper!
Boo! Be Grateful! Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!
Wow! Here they come! I am very excited this year about all of these Holidays and more! But first lets see what my Sunday Craftin' Gals Gathering did on September 22nd! We made a tea light Halloween lantern of sorts and two Fall cards that came from the August Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! I fixed Beef Stroganoff to try and get us in the Autumn Chill mood. But low and behold it was like 78 that day! Oh well, we still had fun crafting and filling our tummys.
(You may have to click on the photos to see all of each one. For some reason, my blog isn't capturing the full photo...eek!) We always have so much fun at these gatherings. I wish I could hold them more than once a month, but because I pretty much provide everything for them, it is just too exhausting. The ladies love it just as much as I do though.
October 1st is bringing on some new things at Stampin' Up! Demonstrators will get to Pre-Order the BRAND SPANKINGNEW Paper Trimmer! We are all so used to calling it the Stampin' Trimmer, but it is no longer referred to as that! I am going to order it and a pack of 4 extra blades to try it out! It still will score in addition to cut, so I am thrilled about that! Plus! It is only $25.00!!! Cheaper than our last one. Bargain, Bargain, Bargain!!! Here is a sneak peak at it:
Here is a cute video showing the new Trimmer
They do not have a release date for customers yet, depending on how it goes over with Demonstrators. Another great reason to ask me about becoming a Demonstrator! These pre-order opportunities just keep coming! Click on Join The Fun or Join Me for more information on how to become one of my team members! I would love to help you achieve your Paper Crafting dreams!
Another exciting announcement is October and November's Paper Pumpkin kits are Special Edition Coordinating Kits called Winter Wonders. If you have never indulged in Paper Pumpkin, now would be the ideal time! Subscribe by October 10th to get the October kit and why don't you try a 3 month subscription so you are automatically subscribed for November and December kits. The last few Paper Pumpkin kits have been so cute! They are changing things up a bit and improving them as per subscribers comments...and boy are they fun now! They come with everything you need to make cards, a project or use your imagination! Many post their Paper Pumpkin alternatives on line for you to see and try out. It's worth a go! $22.00/month. Just click on this link www.paperpumpkin.com to subscribe and learn all about it!
Okay! One more announcement and I will show you a card I have been working on! October 1st once again, Stampin' Up! is offering the Pre-Order for Demonstrators the Christmastime Is Here Suite. Then November 1st it will be available to you the customer. It is a Christmas Rose and it is a SUITE, so it includes two stamp sets, dies, ribbon, specialty designer paper, gold glitter enamel dots AND a bracelet! Wowza! The entire suite will run $112.50 but it is availabe separately or a bundle option (2 stamps sets and 2 coordinating die sets) for $61.00. Here is a picture of the Suite and several samples made by Stampin' Up! Samples by Stampin' Up!
Now! A card I recently made. I have been making several lately, so will hopefully post another in a couple days. I just love this little Elf named appropriately "Elfie". Here are the supplies I used...
Well, that is all for today my paper peeps! Let me know if you need any of the supplies listed above (you can click on the picture and it will be linked to my site) or if I can be of any assistance to you in any way.
Be kind to one another and remember to make time for Creating With Paper!
Can you believe that we are into the Autumn soon? To be honest, I am looking forward to cooler weather and the upcoming Holidays!
The new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog is out and live for all of you paper peeps! It is a great catalog this year and I want it all as usual! In the midst of all of the Holiday Hoopla, don't forget the Annual Catalog. It has wonderful ideas and things that will enhance your Holiday catalog choices. If you need a Holiday Catalog, please let me know! I can get you one in a flash! I know you won't be disappointed! Here is a cute, quick video showcasing some of the catalog.
Also, if you would like to become a member of my Team, I would love to have you join me and my fabulous crew! I can give you more details...just email me! Need help deciding on product? I can help with that also! I love presenting and making new projects for my team and their families. We all share our ideas and just love helping one another. My purpose is to help you with a project or help you get what you need for your project. I am here for you!
July 21st we had a Sunday Craftin' Gals Gathering, luckily I found those pictures. We did a Christmas card and a "manly" card...no muscles, though! I finally fulfilled my dream of having Christmas in July. He He! Here are the photos!
On a personal note, we took a fabulous Alaskan Cruise the first part of August and as soon as we got home, I got sick! This cold has hung around for 3 weeks now, but I am determined to shake it off! So, I haven't been diligent about writing or crafting. Just a few projects. It seems all of my July pictures have disappeared in the transition from iPhone photos and Google photos. I am still trying to figure out where they went, but technology is crazy, so hope to discover them in some unknown place!
Well, I better get this posted...it is late. In between writing this we went for a visit to the Grandkids in Sacramento area. Oh gosh, they are growing up way too fast, and the two little girls they are fostering and hoping to adopt are just the sweetest little things. Anyway, we had a blast...
Have a great month, be kind to one another, and make time every day for some CREATING WITH PAPER!
Can you believe that the year is half over? Man-O-Man, what is going on? My only solace is we must be having a lot of fun! I know that I am, but still, I wish it would slow down! There are so many things to do and even planning your day out can be hard...we need a few more hours in the day!
So, June 23rd I held my Monthly Craftin' Gals Sunday Gathering. I introduced the new catalog and displayed several sample cards, the paper packs that I used, and any coordinating Card Stock and Stampin' Blends that I used. The ladies were impressed and the outcome of that launch has been great! Here are the pictures of my samples:
As you can see, the first card and the last two cards show the insides. I left the others blank for now.
We had 2 Make N' Take cards also...here they are...I CASE'd them from someone - wrote the name of her down on a post it and low and behold, it apparently got tossed. Anyway, if you recognize these as yours, I want to THANK YOU, as the ladies absolutely loved them!!! Last but not least, here are my lovely group of ladies and some pictures of our work in progress. We have such a great time together! Friends Forever!!!
Now for some business!
Bonus Days Has Begun! You can now start earning Bonus Days coupon codes to use in August! There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn, so now’s the perfect time to get items on your wish list from the 2019-2020 annual catalog. Here’s the deal: For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used August 1–31, 2019. Just click on Shop Now or Let's Shop and start earning your Bonus Codes! If you haven't established a customer profile with me, do that now so you are assured to get your points emailed to you!
Next: Have you ever thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator? Well, if you have even given it the slightest thought, if you join from July 1 until August 31, you as a new demonstrator will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in your Starter Kit. THEN, you will receive a $10.00 coupon code the following month. What???? So, you actually will get $120 in free product to get your Starter Kit started and then still get the $10.00 the next month? Yep! That is the deal. Talk about the deal of the century...well, you know what I mean! I would love to have you become a demonstrator on my team. You get a 20% discount on products you buy, previews of upcoming catalogs and products so you don't have to wait until they are live...you get a chance to attend the two OnStage Conventions we have every year. Best of all, though, you can start sharing your new found hobby with all of your friends; have parties and demo new products, host events, and more! If you are interested go to Join The Fun or Join Me on my blog page. I will be happy to assist you in any way I can. Don't delay! Come join us for fun and frolic at Stampin' Up!
One last reminder...guess what will be coming out in September? What season do we all love so very much? The HOLIDAY catalog will be coming out for your stamping pleasure in September! If you order on my site by July 31st, I will add you to the mailing list to get a copy of the Holiday Catalog. I personally can't wait! Oh, and another demonstator perk is you can participate in Pre-Order and get some items earlier than the rest of the customers! Woo Hoo! It is so much fun getting a jump on the new products and showing them off to any event you attend! Once again, start thinking Christmas (in July) and shop on my site now!
Until next time, be kind to one another and make time for CREATING WITH PAPER!
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: 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!
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. 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!
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!
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... 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! 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! Here is our food...all I can say is Big Yums! And desserts! 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!
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). 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). Then I made a mixed media sign...this hangs on our office door. 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!