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!


New Year, New Products, New Ideas!

Hello, Hello, Hello!

I didn't fall of the face of the earth (at least yet), but gosh we have been sooo busy the last three months.  Those of you that have stuck with me during my blogging block, thank you!  I am back now and hope to start getting the mojo going!

I wanted to share some Stampin' Up! news with you all.  The new Occasions catalog is live now and of course along with it comes Sale-A-Bration!  You can click on the pictures of the catalogs in the sidebar to see all the NEW and exciting products that are out.  Sale-A-Bration is such a great thing...purchase $50.00 from the Annual or Occasions Catalogs and get a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  There are some very cute things in there...so be sure to look at all of the new products, but don't forget about the Annual Catalog!  Sale-A-Bration goes through March 31st, and the Occasions is good until the new Annual Catalog comes out in May!  I can't imagine what that will be like!  More new products!  Yippee!

I just recently received some of the New Occasions products, so I am going to get right in and start using some of them so I can show you some possibilities!  For now, enjoy this cute video from Stampin' Up! introducing the new catalog.

 

Well, that is all for today...I will see you soon.  Until then, be kind to one another and remember to make time for Creating With Paper!


SALE, SALE, SALE!

Greetings!

Hey there my Paper Peeps!  Starting 11/23 at midnight MT, Stampin' Up is having a 10% off certain items for certain days!  Here are the lists!

SALE #1 Friday, November 23rd & Saturday, November 24th

PAPER & EMBELLISHMENTS

  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

 SALE #2 Sunday, November 25th and Monday, November 26th

STAMPS & KITS

  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

SALE #3 Tuesday, November 27th and Wednesday, November 28th

TOOLS & INK

  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

Here are a few more details:

  • The promotion items are from the 2018-2019 annual catalog ONLY.
  • There are some exclusions...  Host Stamp Sets, Paper Pumpkln, Big Shot and Stamparatus
  • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.

You may have other questions, so please feel free to ask...Remember to use the Hostess Code!!!

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I hope you all will take advantage of this special sale.  Now is the time to BUY, BUY, BUY and get discounts galore!

Be kind to one another and remember to take some time for CREATING WITH PAPER!

 


Look what is being offered from Stampin' Up!

Greetings!

Just got home from the On Stage Event celebrating Stampin' Up!'s 30 year birthday!  Boy was it fun filled!  Laughed so hard, my tummy hurt.  Great presentations, dear friends made, great prizes for all, and excitement seeing the new Occasions catalog coming in January!  What else starts in January?  Sale-a-bration!  Buy $50.00 worth of product from the Occasions Catalog OR the Annual Catalog, and you can get a free item from the Sale-a-bration brochure!  January is an exciting month at Stampin' Up!

One new exciting offering is the Craft & Carry Tote!  It is awesome, and will be available January 3rd for all of you who shop with me!  But WAIT!  If you join my team as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, you can get the tote in your Starter Kit!  What?  Yes, you read that right!  Here is the brochure that explains the 2 options when you join Stampin' Up!

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So, see, January through March will be a great time to join my Crafting Gals team from Creating With Paper!  I would love for you to be a part of this great group!  We have fun and find all sorts of new ways to use products. 

I feel like I am missing something, but I can post again, once I remember what it is.  It has been a crazy couple weeks with On Stage, but I wouldn't have passed up the celebration for anything!  Let me know if you would like to join our wonderful team, and please let me know if you need help with anything.

Be kind to one another and remember to make time for some CREATING WITH PAPER! 


It's November and It Is Snowing Snowflakes!

Greetings!

Wow!  Do you like snowflakes as much as I do?  You can't have too many snowflake dies or stamps in my opinion!  After all, each one is different! 

November 1-30 (or until supplies last) Stampin' Up! is offering the "Catch A Snowflake" set and let me tell you, the items are awesome!  There are 2 stamp sets (Happiness Surrounds and Snow Is Glistening), the Snowfall Thinlit Die, Snowflake Trinkets AND White Velveteen Paper!  Wowza!  Don't wait though, if they run out, it will not be offered again!  Click on Shop Now or Shop With Me and it will take you directly to my site where they all can be purchased!



Here are the details of the set:                 
 

The White Velveteen Sheets are to die for!  I am getting some more!

Here are some samples that Stampin' Up! made from this set...

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If you would like to order these, and need help, don't hesitate to ask me...

I will be attending ON STAGE this year!  It is proving to be a HUGE gathering of such creative people, I am very excited!  They are celebrating 30 Years in the business, so I think they are quite a success!  I love Stampin' Up! products, ideas and especially the people!  We are like family to one another even though many have not met personally.  The dates I will be gone are November 6-11.  Yes, I voted already seeing as I am on a plane at 6:20 am on election day!  I will check email and be on Facebook and Instagram (if I can remember how to use it!) so don't hesitate to check in if you need anything!!!

So, until I return, be kind to one another and remember to always make time for Creating With Paper! 


My Halloween Projects

Hi There!

I just wanted to share some of my recent Halloween projects.  It has become so difficult not to go right in to Christmas, and I admit, I have done a few Christmas projects.  But, I decided to put those aside and concentrate on Halloween and then try and concentrate on Autumn projects...

So, here are just a few examples:
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As you can see, the tags are using some Stampin' Up! new stamps and dies...they are just so cute!  I love the little witch and cauldron.  The first photo of 3 different projects, the ornament was my first try at making those.  It isn't pretty in person, but it photographed nicely.  Ha!  I was inspired by Christi Wroe and her Christmas ornaments.  But I need practice!  Not good with hot glue...but I will practice! 

I have some more cards to show you, but wanted to get this posted.

Until later, be kind to one another and remember to make time for some Creating With Paper!


Halloween Fun with my Gal Pals


Yes, it has taken me awhile to write this!  Had other things that were occupying my life...but I am here now!

Sunday, August 19th (yeah, I am going back a LONG ways) we had our Creating With Paper Craftin' Gal's gathering!  We always have such a blast at these events!  That alone gives me encouragement to keep doing them.  This time we made Halloween lanterns.  I cut everything out for each of the girls but still had some cutting to do while they all were making them.  Here is my sample I put out for everyone...
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Here are their works of art...
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They all just loved their creations!  I am very pleased when they really like something we make.

Then, September 16th, we did another Craftin' Gals Sunday and this time we made Christmas cards!  Here are my two samples...by the way, thank you to Sarah Lloyd and Stampin Fee from Denmark for the other cute, cute inspiration.  I must admit, I totally CASE'd these for my class.  Maybe just a few changes!
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 The results: 1st are Nee's cards - I love how she puts them in Pic Collage...something I must try!
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Here are Irene's cards and the group photo.  Linda is showing hers and Phyllis was shy and is just holding hers.

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Our next gathering is October 14th, so local peeps, watch for the email!!!

That is all for today.  Oh, one last thing!  How could I forget?  If you don't have the Stamparatus yet, you NEED to get it!  It is AMAZING!  And now...there are tools to go with it!  See the flyer below for more details!  Grid paper - my number one get it now addition! 
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Until we meet again...be kind to one another and remember to make time for some Creating With Paper!!!