Get your Halloween On!

If you love to papercraft during the spookiest time of the year, Paper Pumpkin has created a frightfully fun kit for September, giving you plenty of time to finish your projects by October 31. It contains 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. Click here to learn more, and get your handcrafted Halloween on! Make sure to place your order for this kit by the 10th of the month or you will receive the next month’s kit.

As always, stay creatively stamping!

Trisha

Creativity Abounds

While everyone has their own idea of what makes a great project, individuality is what makes each and every one great in it’s own right. That’s what has always drawn me to be a demonstrator for Stampin’ UP! All the products coordinate to let me create my own unique projects, even though I am part of a great bunch of people that use the same products. Over the past few months I have been busy with life’s callings, but still creating cards and other projects, while my blog has unfortunately fallen by the wayside. Things are slowly beginning to return to what I would call normal, at least for me. My posts will once or twice a month for now, and will pick up again once things get back to my true normal. In the meantime, here are some of the cards I created over the past couple months.

When creating cards for those special people, always remember to design a matching envelope. Using a Stamparatus will help make those cool designs line up perfectly along the sides of an envelope, no stress, no mess, no fuss!

As the next couple weeks pass, you’ll see a few more new projects from me, as things will get moving forward again. In the meantime, always stay creatively stamping!

Trisha

Sale-a-Bration Ending, April beginnings

At midnight tonight, this year’s Sale-a-Bration comes to an end! If you have that last minute item that you were thinking of getting, make sure you place your order in time. A couple items that have been on back order (the Butterfly Gala suite, as well as the Butterfly Duet punch) are available again.

The new catalog comes out in a couple months, so soon we will know which items from THIS year’s catalog will be retiring, other than the 2017-2019 InColor suite. If there are items from that suite that you absolutely love (such as Fresh Fig or Powder Pink!), order them now before they run out, because once that happens, those colors are gone for good.

Coming up next month, a new Paper Pumpkin kit with one of Stampin’ UP’s beautiful Distinktive stamp sets, which is a photo realistic style of image, and a new monthly class by mail. I will also be opening up spots on my calendar for workshops, so if you live nearby and are interested in hosting one, please let me know!

Check back later this week to see what April’s Class by Mail will be, when you can sign up for workshops, an d for other great stuff happening throughout the month.

As always, stay creatively stamping!

Trisha

Extra Stamp Set With March Paper Pumpkin!

March Paper Pumpkin Birthday Kit

Today is the last day to place your order for the March Paper Pumpkin Kit! This special birthday celebration kit will have 2 stamp sets instead of one! These kits come complete with everything you need to complete each monthly themed project, and at a great price, from the cardstock and ink to the accessories! This month’s kit will feature 8 full-sized mailable cards, and will coordinate with
Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade…some of my favorite colors! I absolutely LOVE pairing Basic Black with any of those colors because using Basic Black as a background just makes those colors just POP!

With Paper Pumpkin, you can chose to order 1 month, or pick and chose which month you’d like to purchase. During Sale-a-Bration, if you chose a prepaid subscription of at least 3 months, you’ll earn exclusive free products that are available only during Sale-a-bration time! Plus you can use those prepaid credits for whichever months you prefer to receive; they don’t have to be used consecutively.

If you were to purchase all the supplies that come in a Paper Pumpkin kit, you would easily spend more than the $20/box (plus shipping) for the materials. These kits are a great way for beginners to start their collections, for gift giving, or for quick projects to take along with you when you want something to do when you’re not at your crafting table. Once you receive your first kit, you’ll see why I absolutely love my Paper Pumpkin kits. Once a month, I even have friends who are interested get together to make alternate projects with the supplies in each month’s kit.

If you are interested in Paper Pumpkin kits, either March or future months, click here to head on over to my Paper Pumpkin site so you can sign up. If you have any questions, please contact me and I’ll be happy to answer them! Remember today is the last day to subscribe for March’s special Birthday Paper Pumpkin kit, so don’t miss out on this special kit. Hope to see you at one of my future Paper Pumpkin get togethers!

As always, stay creatively stamping!

Trisha

March Class by Mail

Thank you for loving my card of the month classes. Here is March’s class, and I hope you love it too!!

Beauty Abounds Cling

If you are not sure what my monthly class is, here is a recap. My Christmas Card of the Month Classes by Mail have been popular, so I’ve decided to do something throughout the year for other occasions…a monthly Card of the Month Class by Mail that focuses on a different theme for each month or season.

Please note: this is not a club where you join for all 12 months. You can do one month or two, or all 12 months, or skip around depending on what suits your creative fancy…it’s totally up to you and your needs.

These classes are a great way to get your cards done each month to use throughout the year for friends and family, but also are great make-n-take projects for demonstrator classes as well. Every month you will make 10 cards (cards will vary slightly due to the designer paper used in the projects but the layout for each card will be identical), while each month will be a different theme. The class fees are due to me no later than March 15, or while supplies last.

Please note: the class fee has changed due to the postal rate increase. The Card of the Month Class by Mail is now $25.00 per month. This will include one completed card for you to follow along with, plus supplies for 10 matching cards (designer series paper may differ per card, so you will have a variety – but card layout is the same) with envelopes mailed to you by priority mail.

You will use your own inks and stamps from home (you can tweak the card with what you have at home), so nothing will be stamped on your supplies.  Any Big Shot or punched pieces will be done for you and in your kit.

The stamp set we will be using this month is Beauty Abounds (see picture above). You can order it with your class fee for an extra $23.00 cling #148726 (you save tax and shipping that way), or you can order it through my online store along with anything else you may want to order. Note: This is a stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration Occasions catalog, so a $50 purchase will earn the matching designer series paper, or another beautiful item from the catalog. Please let me know if you need the stamp set or if it’s already in your collection when you sign up for my class.

Should my monthly Card of the Month Class by Mail be up your creative alley, let me know and I will email you a PayPal link.

Please email me right away if you need more details on this as well as to get the PayPal links.

Class packets will be mailed the week of March 25.  I can only ship within the US, thanks for understanding.

If you have any questions, please let me know. You can email me at creativelystamping@gmail.com, contact me using the “contact” button at the top of my blog, or you can call/text me at 828-748-6678.

As always, stay creatively stamping!

Trisha

Sale-a-Bration

Sale-a-Bration has been going strong for the past 2 months. So strong that Stampin’ UP! has released a second round of products just for the last month of this wonderful sale! March is THE LAST month to order some of these absolutely adorable sets, and to get the special free products that are available only during this time of the year. To show you just how cute these stamps are, I’ve included 3 adorable cards made by Stampin’ UP! demonstrators using some of the products currently available during Sale-a-Bration.

Hello Cupcake Stamp set
Painted Seasons Stamp Set
Lasting Lilly Stamp Set

You can get any one of these stamp sets with a purchase during Sale-a-Bration! Just click here for details on Sale-a-Bration and the current products.

If you really love stamping, and Stampin’ UP! products are your favorite supplies, why not join during Sale-a-Bration? You can choose from 2 starter kits, and get $175 worth of product for an amazingly discounted price, depending on which option you choose! It’s a great time to join my team and start saving!

Whatever you decide to do, whether it’s add to your current stash, or join my team, I’m glad you stopped by!

As always, stay creatively stampin’

Trisha

Paper Pumpkin Birthday Celebration

You all know how much I LOVE my Paper Pumpkin kits! This coming March, Paper Pumpkin will be celebrating 6 wonderful years! To celebrate it’s #birthday, each kit will contain TWO stamp sets! Not only will you get EVERYTHING you need to create the 8 full-sized mailable card projects included in the kit for just $20, but March’s #paperpumkin, you will get an additional stamp set included as a #birthday treat! The coordinating colors for March will be Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, and Poppy Parade. I can’t wait since I love pairing Basic Black with Poppy Parade and Bermuda Bay, and with Daffodil Delight…but pairing Basic Black with almost any color is one of my favorite things to do because it just makes any color really pop!

If you’re new to Paper Pumpkin, and are interested in learning all about these fun kits, just click here to place your order now, before supplies for March run out.

As always, stay creatively stamping!

Trisha

Merry Christmas

Today we celebrate birth, family, giving, and traditions to name a few as we gather together to celebrate Christmas. While I personally did my celebrating with my friends and family yesterday, I wish all of my customers and  followers a wonderful and happy day filled with loved ones. Celebrate the birth of our Lord, whatever family traditions you hold dear or even start new ones, give till you heart gives out and then some, and remember to cherish every moment of the season. These are the days of lasting memories.

As always,

Trisha

Decisions, decisions, decisions!!!

So, my friends, here is where one decides to either sit back and let things remain status quo, or step it up and start doing all those challenges that are sitting on that “to do” list. Big choice, huh?! I finally decided to step it up…and did it within a week of my shoulder surgery! Crazy, I know, but it’s been long enough of “making excuses” (yes, surgery is a good one for not creating things, but…) and not taking that leap forward that can make or break me. Not only as a person, but also make or break my business. Since I joined a swap for OnStage (even though I’m unable to attend, sadly), and have a lot of birthdays in October, this Fab Friday Challenge was a perfect one for me to get busy with. So with no further ado, here is what I made for the FabFri148 Color Challenge.

OnStage Swap Card (2)

Since I absolutely love love love using Basic Black as a background for my cards since it makes everything else really pop off the page, I think it really does the trick here to show off the Gorgeous Grape, Highland Heather, and Pumpkin Pie. The stamp sets used here are Touches of Texture and Picture Perfect Birthday. I think adding the Gorgeous Grape ribbon and the So Saffron pearls were the perfect finishing touches for this card.

Whether or not this card is chosen as a Fab Fave doesn’t matter. What matters is I took that step, used the challenge and created a card I felt comfortable with. I challenged myself, and stepped up. I will continue to set more challenges for myself and continue to step forward to meet them. I hope you, my friends, will join me and continue to set challenges for yourselves. Let me know how you’ve stepped up to your challenges in the comments section so I can help cheer you on! 🙂

Oh…and I also created a second look using the same color scheme and stamp sets, but used the flower from Touches of Texture as the front centerpiece instead, and used Basic Rhinestones instead of Pearls. Here’s that one:

OnStage Swap Front (2)

I hope you all have a foot-forward challenging day!

As always, stay creatively stamping!

Trisha

October’s Christmas Card Class by Mail

October class by mail preview

Hey everyone! I hope those of you that have been purchasing my classes are enjoying them, and are getting your cards ready for mailing in a few weeks! For those of you who have yet to start thinking about Christmas cards, there is one more month of card classes to go after this! However, if you were interested in October’s Christmas Card Class by Mail but have not yet ordered it, you must order by midnight tomorrow in order to get October’s class. Time is running out, and so are the spots for the classes. I have included a little preview of this month’s Christmas card as a little enticement for those last-minute procrastinators (like me lol). Remember with my classes you’ll get supplies for 10 complete cards with matching envelopes for $25.35 (shipping included), plus all Big Shot cutting will be done by me, so all you will need to do is follow the enclosed fully completed card with whatever stamp set you chose from your own supplies at home. (If you decide you like the set I chose, click here to let me know.)

In that little preview, you can see the new shimmer paints, new Blends markers, the new embossing pads for the Big Shot, as well as the matching thinlets dies for the Beautiful Baubles stamp set, not to mention one of my favorite holiday embellishments…the mini sequins ribbon. I hope this will get your curiosity going, and you send me a quick “yes, I want this month’s class by mail” message. If it does, just contact me by clicking the button at the top of the page, or just click here to email me.

As always, stay creatively stamping!

Trisha