You are not going to believe this! After being up in the mountains for a week I came home to discover my February Paper Pumpkin kit waiting for me. Here’s the unbelievable part….I sat down that very day and made my Paper Pumpkin kit! Yep…I didn’t just place it on the shelf with many of my past kits….I actually made it!
I’m so glad I did! It’s a fun, easy and beautiful set of cards with coordinating envelopes. The kit actually made 3 of each of the 3 designs shown.
Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? No? You should be! The monthly kits are a fun and easy way to make a new project every month that you don’t have to design! 🙂
In March Paper Pumpkin is celebrating their 5th Anniversary. Wow! 5 years! As a special thank you to Paper Pumpkin subscribers they are including a special gift in the March kits. I can hardly wait!
It’s not too late to subscribe in order to receive your special gift in the March kit. You have until March 10th…but don’t wait….you don’t want to forget!
You can either purchase a monthly subscription where your credit card will be charged monthly when the kit is shipped or you can purchase a prepaid subscription from my online score.
To purchase a monthly subscription simply go to the Paper Pumpkin website and click “subscribe” at the top. While entering your information you will be asked who your demonstrator is. If my name doesn’t already show up, please enter it so I can receive credit for your subscription. A monthly subscription is only $19.95 a month which includes shipping.
A prepaid subscription can be purchase right in my online store. You can purchase a 1 month, 3 month, 6 month or 12 month subscription. The important thing to remember right now is that if you do purchase a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription you get to choose Sale-a-bration items! Woo Hoo! Free stuff! You can check out the prices for these subscriptions in my online store.
Consider signing up for Paper Pumpkin…I know you’ll love it. The kits just keep getting better and better!
Happy Birthday to my dear friend Joann. Unfortunately I don’t get to celebrate with her this year as she passed away about a year and a half ago. I sure do hate cancer!
She is definitely missed but never forgotten. I think of her today as we head up to Breckenridge in the Rocky Mountains for a week at our time share. Joann and her husband used to always come with us and we had some pretty good times. Skiing, dining out, and just hanging out. Here’s a picture of the two of us up in Breck doing what we do best: just hanging out! 🙂
Cheers to you Joann!
This card is made with the Heart Happiness stamp set and is actually one of the very first cards I made using a stamp set from the 2018 Occasions Catalog! Of course I used the new Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers to color the heart. The sentiment is from the Dragonfly Dreams stamp set. Simple, yet elegant….my favorite type of card!
Have a great day! Take care and Happy Stamping! I’ll try to stay in touch next week although I might be quite busy doing not much of anything! 🙂
Here’s another card for you that’s perfect for Valentine’s Day, an anniversary or whenever. It’s made with the Sure Do Love You stamp set and the COORDINATING Lots to Love Box Framelits. Yep….COORDINATING. You know how much I love that! 🙂
I used some bright fun colors on this card that COORDINATE with the fun Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. If you haven’t checked out this designer paper you really must! It’s fun. It’s bright! It has gold foil on EVERY single sheet! You can check it out on page 13 of the Occasions Catalog. For some reason, this paper reminds me of lipstick. some of the patterns are like lipstick swatches. I know, that sounds really weird but the pinks and purples in the paper would make great lipstick colors….maybe Stampin’ Up! needs to start a new side business. 🙂
I popped up the layer of Shimmery White cardstock to give the heart window a little dimension and I embossed the leafy heart. Yes….you can emboss with Stampin’ Up’s Classic Stampin’ Pads and Clear Embossing Powder. Just get the powder on the ink fairly quickly before it dries. It works really well. Give it a try!
Do you have your valentines ready to mail? I may actually try to mail some this year….just don’t hold me to that! Ha! Have a great day! Take care and Happy Stamping!
Yesterday was my Stampin’ Up! Anniversary! I have been a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator for 14 years! Holy Cow! That’s a long time!
This crazy picture of me is at a Stampin’ Up! event where I’ve just won a door prize. Who doesn’t like to win FREE stuff?! 🙂
I have met so many fabulous people and had so many wonderful experiences thanks to Stampin’ Up! I’m looking forward to many more exciting years with Stampin’ Up! and with you!
I still love what I do and I love to share it! Thank you for being part of this fabulous journey! I can’t do it without you! To thank you for being part of my journey I’d like to offer some anniversary gifts to you.
Place an order online or in person (includes email or phone orders) with me this month and receive an embellishment of your choice ($10 or less in value) from the Annual Catalog or the Occasions Catalog. This offer also includes signing up for a Paper Pumpkin subscription or purchasing a prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription. (If you’ve already placed an order this month I will contact you to see what you’d like.)
Host a stamping party this month (or at least schedule it) with me and receive a stamp set of your choice ($20 or less in value) from the Annual Catalog or the Occasions Catalog.
Join my Sassy Stampers & Friends team this month and receive $35 in products of your choice from me! (This means that for $99 Starter Kit fee you not only receive $125 in merchandise plus 2 additional stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! but you will also get to choose $35 in merchandise (not included in your Starter Kit) from me!
Yikes! It’s almost February and I’ve hardly showed you any valentine cards! I better get on that!
This is a favorite of mine from my last class and it was a favorite in the class to. So simple. So striking. You can’t go wrong with that black and red color combination.
The Heart Happiness stamp set (pg 20 in the Occasions Catalog) is a very versatile stamp set of mostly all hearts. There is one tiny leaf stamp and one small flower stamp by the flower stamp will fit perfectly in one of the Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelits. In fact, six of the heart stamps will fit in some of the Sweet & Sassy Heart Framelits and two others will fit in heart framelits from the Lots to Love Box Framelits! Woo Hoo!
I’ve also used a number of items from the Petal Passion Suite found on pages 22-23 of the Occasions Catalog. I LOVE this suite. That black and white paper and that stamp set just call to me! The die I used on the label also from this suite. Love, love, love it!
Speaking of the label….did you notice that the rhinestones on it are red? I used my Light Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends marker to color them! Isn’t that fun! You can color many things with these versatile alcohol markers. Have you tried them yet?
Do you have a favorite suite or item from the new Occasions Catalog? Leave a comment and let me know. I’d love to know what you think.
The first month of Sale-a-bration is over….but there are two more left! Guess what? There are some new Sale-a-bration items coming in just a few weeks! I’m so excited…as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I can order them tomorrow! Yep, that’s one of the perks of being of demonstrator! You get early access to new products! That’s one of my favorite perks since I have the patience of a little kid when it comes to new products! Ha! If you’d like to be able to have early access to new products and receive that 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! products be sure to hop on over to my website and click on “Join the Fun”! I’d love to have you as part of my Sassy Stampers Team!
Someone we know is always having a birthday, right? I am terrible at sending out birthday cards. I know! You’d think I wouldn’t have a problem with this since I make so many of them. I just can’t get them in the mail!
However….this is one card I can’t wait to send to someone. I LOVE this card. It turned out so well. It’s one of those cards that just makes you smile when you finish making it. I did copy the general layout and design of the card but I increased the size of the layers and added the ribbon.
This second picture is the card I used as my inspiration. I do this a lot with my designs. I start with someone else’s vision and add my own touches. I loved the gold and the die cut cake on Jamie’s card but didn’t want to copy it exactly so I increased the size of the layers and added the ribbon. So easy to do!
We both used Celebration Time stamp set and the Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper on our cards. This package of designer paper is very different from most of Stampin’ Up!’s papers. In a usual package of designer paper you get two pieces of six different designs. The Bundle of Love papers are similar in that if you look at the gold foil design side you get four pieces of a design but when you turn them over two of the four are Blushing Bride and the other two are Soft Sky. Check out the picture on page 189 of the Annual Catalog. All three of the gold foil designs worked perfectly for these cards.
Aren’t these gorgeous cards? You can check out the supplies below to see what you need to make my card. Have a great day! Take care and Happy Stamping!
Well now, you’d think I forgot how to write a post. Sheesh. My apologies for my posts being few and far between. I’m trying to reorganize myself for 2018 and it’s a difficult task. Don’t worry though….I’ll get back into the swing of things here shortly.
On that note why don’t I share a cute card with you? 🙂
When I first glanced through the new 2018 Occasions Catalog this was another one of those stamp sets that I paged right by. Why would I need a stamp set with all those birds? Ha! Then I saw Brian King’s presentation at Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage event in November and just had to have it! I hate when that happens…. 🙂
Then Stampin’ Up! had a sample in their Stampin’ Success magazine for demonstrators using this stamp set and I was hooked. I got the stamp set and CASEd the card from the magazine with just a few little changes. Isn’t the little parrot stinkin’ adorable?
The birds in this stamp set are so easy to color with Stampin’ Up!’s new Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. I LOVE the Stampin’ Blends! They’re great! You’ve got to try them! If you liked Stampin’ Up!’s Blendabilites Alcohol Markers then you’re going to LOVE the Stampin’ Blends even more. Give them a try! You can’t go wrong! They’re very affordable too.
The designer paper I used on this card is from the Bubbles & Fizz collection in the Sale-a-bration Brochure. That means that when you place an order of $50 or more you can choose this item for FREE! Have you placed your Sale-a-bration order yet?
I think I’m going to go play with my Bird Banter stamp set and my Stampin’ Blends….Have a great day! Take care and Happy Stamping!
Once again there was a stamp set that I completely overlooked when going through a new catalog. I skimmed right over this stamp set because it was “cutesy”. I don’t really do “cutesy”.
But then I was hearing all this chatter on social media about hedgehogs. “What hedgehogs? I haven’t seen any hedgehogs in the new Occasions Cagtalog.” So, I went through page by page and lo and behold….on page 38 of the 2018 Occasions Catalog you can find the adorable hedgehogs.
I was trying to come up with a final card for my classes this past week and I knew that the hedgehogs would make a perfect valentine so here it is. 🙂
The card is pretty simple to make. I stamped the little flowers in red on the Real Red cardstock then I die cut the circle from it and added the ribbon.
The little hedgehog is stamped on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock with Early Espresso ink. I then put Stampin’ Dimensionals around the circle on the back side of the Real Red cardstock and in the corners too. Once I took the backing off the dimensionals I centered the circle around the hedgehog and pressed down so the pieces of cardstock would stick together. I then adhered the Real Red cardstock to the large piece of Whisper White cardstock and then adhered this to the front of the card. .
That’s it….except for the adorable saying on the inside of the card: “Sending hedgehugs your way…”
You can purchase this adorable set and all of the supplies directly from my online store and send some hedgehugs of your very own! Have a great day! Take care and Happy Stamping!
Do you want to know what the absolute BEST deal of Sale-a-bration is?
No, it’s not the fact the you can choose any item from the Sale-a-bration for FREE when you place a $50 order….although who doesn’t LOVE free stuff?!
The absolute best deal of Sale-a-bration is……a 20% discount on ALL Stampin’ Up! purchases! 20%! Woo Hoo! Yep….you too can get a 20% discount on all Stampin’ Up! purchases!
By becoming a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator you can receive a 20% discount on ALL Stampin’ Up! products. How great is that?
The Demonstrator Starter Kit is only $99. When you purchase the Starter Kit you get to CHOOSE $125 in merchandise…anything you want from both the Occasions Catalog and the Annual Catalog….but that’s not all! During Sale-a-bration you can also choose 2 additional stamp sets of ANY value (that could be up to a $101 value!)
What I LOVE about being a demonstrator:
NEW FRIENDS! I love meeting new people whether they are fellow demonstrators or new customers. These people I’ve met through Stampin’ Up! have become some of my best friends.
NEW PRODUCTS! I love being one of the first to see new products and new catalogs. It’s kind of like Christmas when a new catalog comes out.
TRAVEL! I love to travel with Stampin’ Up!. Going to events with my fellow demonstrators or traveling to Thailand with my husband on a Stampin’ Up! trip. It’s so much fun! Right now I’m working on earning the Greek Isles Trip since my 60th birthday falls during it! 🙂
EXTRA CASH! It’s great to be able to make a little extra cash doing something I love.
FLEXIBILITY! I can do as many or as few classes/parties as I’d like whenever they work out for me.
DISCOUNT! I certainly can’t leave this one out! I LOVE my 25% discount. Yes, I earn a 25% discount because of the level I’m at and you can too. Everyone starts with a 20% discount.
I love sharing what I love and I love to help you share that with others. Being a demonstrator doesn’t have to mean holding parties and/or classes. You can be the kind of demonstrator you want to be. You can sign up exclusively for the 20% discount. Most of my team are discount demonstrators and that’s okay. It’s also okay to have some goals and reach for the stars.
Be whatever kind of demonstrator you’d like to be. There is a $300 quarterly sales minimum that you need to reach every quarter but if you are making cards or scrapbooks or other paper crafts it shouldn’t be hard. Everything that you purchase counts towards this amount. You can always invite a few friends to help you meet that minimum.
If you’ve ever thought about that 20% Sale-a-bration is definitely the time to give being a demonstrator a try. I’d love to have you on my team! We try to get together every month or just to chat and make some projects. We’d love to have you join us.
To sign up as a demonstrator simply go to my website and click on JOIN THE FUN! You’ll need your Social Security Number, your bank account number (for direct deposits) as well as a credit/debit card number.
Please contact me with any questions you may have. Become a SASSY STAMPER! You won’t regret it! 🙂
It’s Sale-a-bration Time! Both the Sale-a-bration Brochure and the Occasions Catalog are now available to see online and to shop from! Woo Hoo! Click on the links here or on the pictures to the right to check out all of the fabulous products available now. Make out that shopping list and choose those FREE Sale-a-bration items!
When shopping online please use Hostess Code MJA67VPV when your order is less than $150. (If it’s over $150 you can be your own hostess and earn rewards!) You may just find a small thank you in your mailbox when you do. 🙂
There are so many great items it’s hard to choose a favorite (or two), One thing you can’t go wrong choosing in the new Occasions Catalog is the designer paper. Some of these designs are so gorgeous you can make a fabulous card just from the paper….no stamping needed!
For a quick Christmas gift for a friend I grabbed the absolutely GORGEOUS Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper and made 5 cards and put them in a decorated Acetate Card Box. So simple….great gift! (FYI…these Acetate Card Boxes are still available #144628 $6.50 for 10 boxes)
This specialty paper has silver foil accents on one side of each sheet. I cut a piece of designer paper, mounted it on a piece of Silver Foil Sheet and added it to the card. SIMPLE!
The Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper Pack has some great birthday designs. I can’t wait to make some designer paper cards with it!
Don’t forget to add Designer Series Paper to your wish list/order! Have a great day! Take care and Happy Stamping!
There are less than 2 weeks left to reserve your Stamparatus if you want it in March or April. This will be your last chance to get one before it is in Stampin’ Up!’s 2018-2019 Annual Catalog which comes out on June 1st.
I can hardly wait to get my hands on this fabulous new tool. Check out the video below to see just how amazing it will be!
When you reserve our Stamparatus you will be asked for a credit card number but your card will not be charged until you actually place the order when the device is in stock.
To reserve your Stamparatus you will go to my website and click on “Shop Now”. Once in my online store you will sign into your online account or if you haven’t shopped online with me before you will need to create an online account and then sign in.
Once on the shopping page you will see the picture and link to reserving your Stamparatus. Click on the link and fill out the required information.
When Stampin’ Up! has your Stamparatus in stock they will send you an email letting you know that they have placed your Stamparatus in your shopping cart in my online store. You will then head back to my online store and sign in to your account.
At this point you can add items to your cart and place your order. It’s as easy as all that! Be sure to contact me if you have any questions.
Don’t miss out! Reserve your Stamparatus today! Have a great day! Take care and Happy Stamping!
Simple. Quick. Easy. These are the words we like to hear this time of year! You’re heading to yet another holiday party and you forgot to pick up a hostess gift. What are you going to do? Well, you’re heading to your craft room of course!
This happened to me last weekend. Yikes! What can I make in a hurry so we won’t be too late to the party? Well, it’s the gorgeous Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper to the rescue along with the Acetate Card Boxes! Add some shiny Gold Foil Sheets and Thick Whisper White cardstock, some retired ribbon and a tag. You’re done!
I made 5 cards exactly the same. I cut a piece of designer paper 4 3/4″ x 3 1/2″ and layered it on a 5″ x 3 3/4″ piece of Gold Foil Sheet then adhered both to the front of a Thick Whisper White card. That was it! The designer paper is so gorgeous I didn’t need anything else for the cards.
I put the cards in my acetate box (love these!) and wrapped a piece of ribbon around it and tied a bow. My gift was done! I love it when a plan comes together! 🙂
The Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper is retiring so get it while you can! Stampin’ Up! does carry ribbons currently that I could have used but since I didn’t take the time to decorate the box I wanted a wider ribbon.
Enjoy this last week of holiday parties and be safe! Have a great day. Take care and Happy Stamping!
Don’t miss out! Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE Shipping today until 11:59 pm (MT)! Stock up on envelopes, adhesive and cardstock! Grab a gift for your favorite crafter (or maybe yourself!). Who doesn’t love FREE Shipping?!!
Shop now in my online store! Use Hostess Code U7DNVAMS if your order is under $150. If it’s $150 or more you qualify for Stampin’ Rewards! Happy Shopping!
Have you check the list of items from the Holiday Catalog that are going away for good? The adorable Hug in a Mug stamp set will be no more as soon as it sells out or on January 2nd, whichever comes first.
This fun stamp set has a total of 32 images in it! You can make mugs and cups, tea, coffee or hot chocolate. It is SO darn cute! Do you want to know the best part? It only costs $17! Wow! You can get a lot of mileage from this stamp set for $17!
This card would be nice for a get well card or just to let someone know you’re thinking about them. Another nice sentiment from this set is “you warm my heart” which would be nice for a thank you card. My favorite sentiment from the set is “hot chocolate is like a hug in a mug”. Again, this sentiment can be used for different occasions.
I would definitely add this fun stamp set to your stash! Just click here to take you to my store and make your purchase. 🙂
The Merry Cafe stamp set is one of the items you might want to order before January 2nd. This fun Stamp Set is retiring when Stampin’ Up!’ Holiday Catalog comes to an end. In fact, if you would like to order it I would do it SOON! Since this stamp set is retiring and is included in the Year End Sales Event it is only available while supplies last!
You can check out everything included in this stamp set here. You have stamps for Christmas, Halloween, Fall and even a little “perk up” stamp perfect for a get well card! Do you want to know one of the best things about this stamp set? It COORDINATES with the Coffee Cup Framelits found in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog! Woo Hoo! Coordination! Get this stamp set while you can!
Be sure to check out the list of items that won’t be carried over from the Holiday Catalog that you won’t be able to get after January 2nd or when they’re sold out, whichever comes first. Some (but not most) are even discounted!
Another window has opened to reserve your Stampapartus! Don’t worry….there are enough reservations for everyone this time around! Stampin’ Up! will accept all reservations made from December 5 – 30.
To reserve your Stamparatus go to my online store, sign in to your account (or set up an account) and you will then see a link for the Stamparatus on the right-hand side. Click the link and fill out the form. You will need a credit card for your reservation although the card will not be charged until you actually purchase the Stamparatus.
When the Stamparatus is in stock you will receive an email from Stampin’ Up! letting you know that the item is now in your shopping cart. You can now add more items to your order if you’d like and check out.
The Stamparatus will sell for $49 and from the looks of it, it will be worth every penny. Check out the video below to see what it can do!
Oh my! FREE shipping! Woo Hoo! Start making those shopping lists! Stampin Up! is offering FREE Shipping on Monday November 27th! I can hardly wait!
The Online Extravaganza doesn’t end until Sunday, November 26th at 11:59 pm (MT) so you can still get in on those deals. There are some good ones! One of my favorites are the little bows. I didn’t think I needed them but then I used them on a gift card holder in my last class and they worked perfectly! You can find them on page 197 of the Annual Catalog (#144127 $6).
There are a number of Thinlits/Framelits sets on sale during the Extravaganza too. You can check out all of the Online Extravaganza deals here. Don’t miss out on these great deals. Click the Shop Now button on the right side of this page and grab those deals.
Don’t forget to come back on Monday, November 27th and get everything else on your wishlist with FREE shipping!
The Online Extravaganza began at 12 am (MT). Have you placed your order yet? 🙂
Check out all of the items included in the Extravanganza here.
The 24 hour sale of 20% off on select stamp sets ends tonight at 11:59 pm. Don’t miss out! I’m ready to place my order! I’m purchasing four stamp sets that I’ve had my eye on for awhile. I’ve been holding off because I didn’t think I really needed them. Now they’re on sale and I’m going to buy them.
A Touch of Texture has grabbed my attention. Whenever I see a card made with it I think I should get it but then talk myself out of it. This stamp set was definitely first on my list to buy today. There is so much you can use it for. There are pretty floral images as well as multiple background images. What I like about the floral images is that I can color them with my new Stampin’ Blends or markers or I can watercolor them. So many options!
Do you have a stamp set that you’ve been waiting to purchase? If it’s part of today’s sale now is the time to get it!
It’s coming! Stampin’ Up!’s Annual big sale will soon be here! Mark your calendars now for November 20-26!
It all starts with a 24 hour stamp sale. On November 20th only there are about 16 stamp sets that will be 20% off! How great is that? Check out the list of items available during the Extravaganza here.
Guess what? It doesn’t end there! On November 27th there will be a Flash Sale of more items! I will keep you posted on this Flash Sale as I get more information.
The important thing is to mark you calendars to do some online shopping next week!
I was going to tell you all about the fun I had at Stampin’ Up!’s On Stage event this past weekend but instead I need to share with you this fabulous new tool! Check this out:
I’m telling you….this tool is AMAZING! Even if you have another brand of stamp placement tool you are going to want this one! I can hardly wait to get my hands on it!
Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!
Make multiples with ease
Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
If you want a darker impression, apply more ink and restamp—no need to start over
Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Here are the product details!
Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
2 magnets to hold the paper in place
Magnet storage areas
Retail Price–$49.00 USD/$65.00 CAD
The only drawback to this fabulous new tool is that it won’t be available until after the new year. However….Stampin’ Up! is trying something new with the release of this amazing product. They are taking “reservations”. They will have three different “windows” for these reservation with three different delivery times.
AVAILABLE TO SHIP
November 16–30, 2017
Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017
Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018
Approx. April 15, 2018
They are trying to cut back on the backorders. You can find information on this new launch format here. You will have to make your reservation through my online store. This is what the page should look like. The first reservation window will open at 2 pm (Mountain Time) on Thursday November 16th. I’ve already got this on my calendar, do you? 🙂
I know you’re going to love the Stamparatus! If you aren’t able to “get a reservation” this amazing new tool will be available in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog on June 1, 2018.
Be sure to contact me with any questions you may have about the Stamparatus or this new reservation system. Have a great day! Take care and Happy Stamping!