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GET & GO STARTER KIT PROMOTION!  Add the STANDARD Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (or any items of your choice to a $99 Starter Kit and SAVE $26!). Plus…FREE BONUS!  You will also receive enough card stock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set!    Learn more about the benefits of the Starter Kit here

For more information on this month’s specials, including this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, click here.

Looking forward to seeing you on my team!

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Busy life…busy stamper

As I get more involved in doing challenges, I’m finding that life is becoming more and more busy…but also a lot more fun and creative. This past week I’ve been involved in a week long challenge, but haven’t posted any projects as of yet. The next few days will be busy finishing the challenge projects, and then uploading them all. Once the challeng is completed, I’ll post my projects here.

Hope everyone is having a great weekend, and staying always creative!


Stampin’ UP! Bundle Focus

The holidays are right around the corner! Have you started your Christmas cardmaking yet? The Peace & Joy Stamp Set and Joy Dies are the perfect pair to help you on your way. When purchased together in the Peace & Joy Bundle, both products are 10% off!

Below are a couple samples made with the Peace and Joy bundle:

TH August Monthly Focus - Peace and Joy

Send me a message or click here to grab a bundle of your own!

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Challenge Cards week 2

I am still continuing to build my skills by working on chalenges for other blogs. This week I chose 2 challenges by SplitCoast Stampers. I chose the color challenge as well as the technique challenge, and combined them into 1 card. The color challenge was to use Whisper White, Real Red and Crumb Cake together on one card. The technique challenge was called no-score modern grid.

Without further ado, here is my card for this week’s challenges:

As you can see, the main color is Real Red, but Whisper White and Crumb Cake help make this a very pretty card. I also used the spritzer from Stampin’ UP with real red ink and refill, Blends Real Red, Red Rhinestones, and the Tulle Polka Dot Ribbon layered with the Silver Edged Whisper White Ribbon. The stamp set is Beauty Abounds, one of my favorite butterfly stamp sets, stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink. Although it can’t really be seen in the picture, the butterflies are colored with Wink of Stella for some added glitz.

Other items that helped me create this card were the Paper Trimmer, clear blocks, the Take-Your-Pick tool, Stampin’ Seal, amd Stampin’ UP dimensionals.

I had a lot of fun creating this card, and I know you will have fun as well. Give this technique a try and let me know what you think.

As always, stay creatively stamping.


2020 Aug-Dec Mini Now Available Online!


Looking for that perfect holiday project? Check out the new mini catalog for this coming holiday season! With new beautiful designer papers as well as returning favorites, I’m sure you’ll find inspiration on every page!

Check out some of the projects the SU Team created with products from the new mini:

These are just some of the beautiful designs you will find in the new August-December mini. If you have any questions, or would like to place an order, please feel free to contact me. I’ll be happy to help you out.

I look forward to hearing from you, and as always, stay creatively stamping.


Challenge cards

As I mentioned earlier, I am doing more creating for challenges. I’ve been checking out quite a few challenges, so I have a lot of not-so-crazy card ideas that just need to set to paper. I have chosen a couple challenges this week, and will still be creating throghout the week. For the firt 2 challenges, I chose the SplitCoast Stampers Sketch challenge and the sketch challenge fror Fab Fridays.

The sketch for SCS looked very interesting with the different layers, and the diagonal layer mixed in. Here is the sketch from SCS:

SCS Sketch 812

Here’s my card:

SCS Challenge 812 Card

To make this card, I chose to use Highland Heather, Just Jade, Pool Party, and Whisper White cardstocks, and to match those colors I added some of the Snowflake Splendor DSP, which is found in the new 2020 August-December Mini Catalog. I also used some of the new InColor enamel dots, and Pearl Basics jewels, as well as the Metalic Pearls from the new 2020-2021 Annual Catalog. The banner is stamped with the Happy Birthday from the Peaceful Moments stamp set in Just Jade ink. The ribbon is the Whisper White Polka Dot tulle from the annual catalog.

The card I created for the Fab Fridays challenge was based on this sketch:

Fab Friday Sketch 195

Here is my card for the challenge:

I used the same colors in this card as I did for the SCS challenge. The additional color is Basic Black. The text is from the Lovely You stamp set in Just Jade ink, and I also added some Basic Rhinestones. Even though you can’t really see it, the butterflies are painted with some Wink of Stella.

If any of these are projects you’re interested in, just click the links to find the products. If you are interested in joining my team, and getting all of these products at a discount, click here to be part of a wonderful creative world.

Stay tuned for changes that are coming to my blog as well as to my website.

As always, stay creatively stamping.


The Challenge Design

Yes, I’m back to designing cards again, and working towards doing some for challenges. I received a few design challenges every week, but haven’t been working much on my designing skills…just been remotely creating the same card styles over and over.

For this challeng, we were asked to design a card based upon this photo:

I usually create cards that are clean and layered…it’s just how I think. The inspirations or this card was the “picture window”. It reminded me of the returning favorite DSP, First Frost (available beginning August 4th)…one of my absolute winter-themed papers. I also created this card for other challenges, one that used specific colors: Gorgeous Grape, Pacific Point, and Bermuda Bay, and Whisper White, as well as other challenges (Double Trouble and Heart2Heart), using my favorite tools. The little bit of bling I used here was the Basic Rhinestones. As you all know, my favorite tools are my Stamparatus, BigShot (which is currently retired, but the new machine will hopefully be available in August), and paper trimmer. I couldn’t make my cards without them.

I call this card Maybe Christmas Means…more Angels, because it is a Christmas card. I also used the Maybe Christmas Means More stamp set from Stampin’ UP!. This set reminds me of the classic Christmas movie Miracle on 34th Street. I could watch that movie as a 24-hour marathon instead of The Christmas Story!

I also entered this design in the Cupcake Inspirations challenge #498. The blue is Pacific Point, and the yellow (So Saffron) is in the DSP. This is my first entry with most of these challenges, but I had fun creating this card.

I think this might be the design I use for my Christmas cards this year. Stop back later this month for more inspiration as I’ve got my Christmas card classes currently running. I hope you enjoy checking out the different crds, and find your inspiration as well.

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Last few days for Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin

Box of Sunshine shareable image

There are only a few days left until the subscription period for the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit comes to a close. The last day to subscribe is July 10th! Remember that if you subscribe, you can purchase the coordinating Summer Nights Add-On, too. For only $10, you can have the most expansive crafting experience of the summer!

Don’t miss out on July’s unique kit—subscribe today! For information on how to subscribe, and order the coordinating add-on, check out my webpage.

Hope to see what beautiful creations y’all make from the Summer Nights add-on kit. I know I’ll be having some fun with it.

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Happy 4th of July

I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday weekend. Take time today to just relax and enjoy the beautiful weather, spending time with your families, and just being you!

I am still outside, helping my fiance remodel the house…a project in and of itself to say the least. However, I will also take time to just relax and enjoy being home with him this weekend.

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Bonus Days Are Here!

As a fellow Paper Pumpkin subscriber, I know we both love crafty things…and I know you also appreciate a great value, and presumably you also love Stampin’ Up! That’s why I wanted to let you know about Stampin’ Up!’s Bonus Days promotion.

What are Bonus Days, you may ask? Bonus Days is the best time to shop for Stampin’ Up! products because for every $50 USD you spend with Stampin’ Up! 1 July–3 August 2020 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon code that can be used until 31 August 2020. You can also earn Bonus Days coupons by purchasing a 3-, 6-, or 12-month Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscriptions (or by adding a 1-month prepaid subscription to your order to reach $50 USD). Once you’ve earned your Bonus Days coupons, you will get an email that contains your coupon codes, so make sure you save that email.

How can you use those cool coupons? Well,you can apply them to any order you place in August, for example. But as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can use your Bonus Days coupon code to apply toward a Paper Pumpkin prepaid subscription as well. To begin earning your Bonus Days coupons, click here to go to my Stampin’ UP website and start shopping.

One of the ways you can begin earning your Bonus Days coupons is to subscribe to Paper Pumkin. Subscribe before July 10th for July’s kit, and remember to include the Summer Nights Add-on kit your July Paper Pumpkin subscription. Paper Pumpkin kits sell out quit, so if you miss this month’s kit when you subscribe, you will automatically be subscribed for August’s Paper Pumpkin kit.

If you have any questions, feel free to send me an email.

As always, stay creatively stamping!