Aug 25, 2019

Sunday Share - The Wesbrooke Catch Up and Some Spooky Fun coming!

I forgot to share last month's visit to my ladies at The Wesbrooke - we had a great time making our cards, had some new residents joining us for the first time and everyone had a blast!! As the Recreation Director was on vacation, I brought a friend along to help who had so much fun with us that she's ready to do it again!!  That's what is great about crafting - that we can share our love for making cards with others!

Here's my happy ladies - showing off their cards
 And here's the cards we made. These cards are a great design for any patterned papers you might have in your stash and they will help you use them all up - why would you want to use them up?? Well that's easy - so you can buy more LOL!!
Halloween is coming, which means that Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy. We thought you might like “a hand” with your "frightful" festivities, so we designed September’s kit, Bone App├ętit, with you in mind. Love Halloween?? Then this kit is for you!!!
The kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes (perfect for special kids, family, co-workers or RAK gifts), a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box. September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)

So don't be left in the dark this Halloween!  If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin kits lately, then you are in for a treat - especially with the September kit which you can order here but only until September 10th! Sign up now and you can join the Paper Pumpkin Facebook page which is brimming with fabulous ways of using your kits each month in addition to the suggestions that come with the kit!

Watch my events page on my website for updates on sharing everything wonderful in the Holiday Catalogue - coming to you online September 4th!!

Want to get any products shown here today to make your own cards? Then shop anytime using this link to my online store - or email/message me to add to orders I have going in :-)

Happy Stamping!


Aug 18, 2019

Sunday Share - It's a Real Hoot!!

It's time for another look at our Experiencing Creativity Brochure - and this time I'm highlighting the exclusive Hoot Hoot Hooray Stamp Set on p 12. It's a stamp set made for many occasions so you always have a card ready to send. And there are so many fun images to colour with your choice of colouring tools and Stampin' Up! has so many choices for you!
This is the "Everything You Need" look from the brochure - and you can get it all by entering only one number #152871 or pick and choose the items that are right for you! Watercolour pencils are one of my favourites because you have so much control over how light or dark you want your art piece to be - and you can give them the "watercolour" look by using an Aqua Painter Brush or a Blender Pen - suddenly you are an artist!!
Here's some fun ideas to do with your stamps so you can make quick and easy cards that your family and friends are sure to appreciate and save for years!!
Want to step it up a bit? If you have some crafting supplies at home like a circle punch, this is a quick way to add some depth to your projects and it is almost as quick as doing the stamping on a single piece of cardstock . . . punch out your circle and place it on top of your note card front. Stamp your image, lift off the circle and colour the image as you want. Once you've done your colouring "pop" the circle back on your card front with Dimensionals and you've just taken your card making to a whole new level!! If you don't have a punch - well guess what? Stampin' Up! does and you can get that too!!  Don't forget to stamp a little something on the envelope too!
There's only a couple of weeks left to get in on the EXTRA EXTRA bonus for joining my team - if you like saving money then get the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit and start saving 20% on all your purchases! It's a great way to try it out and you can pick ANYTHING in the current catalogue and even shop for your kit items in the soon to be live Holiday catalogue (demonstrators can pre-order in August so they can share ideas with customers starting September 4th).

Do the math and you will see this is a great bargain = pay $135 and get $205 (that's $40 more than usual) in your choice of products (plus free business forms and catalogues) and pay no shipping or taxes on your kit. Then you get a bonus $14.00 coupon to use any time on an order before October 31st. Super deal!!  Call or message me to get started on your kit and you'l be on your way or use this link and go for it!!

Want to shop now - then go to my website (link here) and get started on your wish list!! And check out the clearance rack section too - always great deals on retired products!

Happy stamping!

Aug 11, 2019

Sunday Share - Experiencing Creativity YOUR WAY!!

Do you sometimes look at the amazing cards and scrapbook layouts on peoples' blogs or on Pinterest and get discouraged because you don't have the supplies or don't know how to replicate the idea??  Me too,  but that's where we need to stop, breathe and tell ourselves that we can be creative "OUR WAY"! 

There's a new brochure on my blog side bar called Experience Creativity and while it was originally designed to give new stampers and crafters an introduction to stamping, more experienced crafters are jumping at the chance to create some great cards and projects using the kits or products displayed and try some of the less complicated ideas for themselves! After all, its's no fun struggling to make something because you don't have lots of time, or think you don't have just the "right" products.
Today I'm showing off this Happy Birthday card right from the "Looking Up Card Kit" kit - super easy and super fun. There are lots of greetings so you won't have a problem picking which one you want for the occasion - and the kit comes complete with everything you need to make 15 cards - including detailed instructions, card bases, coordinating and fun envelopes, stamps, ink, a clear block to put your stamp on, as well as Mini Glue Dots/Dimensionals to put your cards together.

Here's a quick video that Stampin' Up! put together for you to see how easy it is to make the cards in this kit - ready to purchase? Then click this link and your order will soon be on it's way! All online orders receive a thank you from me at the end of each month so don't wait to place your order now!
If you'd like to get a kit in the mail each month, then try our all inclusive Paper Pumpkin Kits - they are a fabulous way of getting a surprise box to create something special each month - and there are Facebook groups to give you alternate ideas if the kit contents aren't something you'd normally make as well as a monthly email from Paper Pumpkin with more ideas!
You can order your Paper Pumpkin kits here and see how much fun they are! Great for traveling, summer fun with the kids, or a special time creating with visiting grandkids . . .  if you tried Paper Pumpkin kits years ago, then do try again as they are so much better than the original ones from years back :-) And now you get sneak peeks of what's coming each month so if you are going away, or it's just not your style you can suspend for that month and then get the next one!

If you don't want to shop online (my website link) then call or message me to get started on your kit choices today or anything else on your wish list - you'll be so glad you did!

Happy stamping!

Aug 4, 2019

Sunday Share - Loving the recent Paper Pumpkin Card Kits!!

I was super excited to get my July "On My Mind" Paper Pumpkin kit right before we went away for a few days camping . . . . .  and then it was so sunny that I could not stay inside the trailer to make up the cards so they waited until I got home. I was almost wishing for a cloudy day to stay inside and play.
Aren't they great cards?  This kit had 3 of each design with coordinating envelopes - I've got individual pictures below for you to see . . . . and the best part is that the cards coordinated with three suites in the new Annual Catalogue so fun to mix it up a bit with those products too!
Here's my un-boxing peek of the products this month - an exclusive On My Mind stamp set, a Pretty Peacock Ink Spot, 9 card bases and envelopes, Linen Thread, mini paper clips, sequins (oops I forgot to put them on for the pictures!), all the makings for the cards and adhesives and dimensionals too.  The only thing you will want to add is some scissors to cut your thread, twine or ribbons, and maybe some Snail adhesive as it makes putting the cards together much quicker!

And here is a look at each card with the matching envelope - super cards for anyone on your list and you can use any greeting to make the card special for the person who is getting it from you! I've also linked the coordinating suites to my store so you can find the ones you want and get them on their way to you!

Woven Thread Suite (p 13-14) coordinates with this card -
Garden Lane Suite (p 40-41) coordinates with this card -
Come Sail Away Suite (p 144-145) coordinates with this card -
And here's what I did with the punched out strip leftover from the ship wheels (thanks to an idea I saw on the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook page) - I added some of the Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper in the Mossy Meadow stripe to the card front (and a strip inside and on the envelope flap, too) and stamped the greeting in Mossy Meadow Ink.
It's so easy to make the kits into something different - you only need a bit of imagination and maybe some help from the super fun Paper Pumpkin Fan Club Facebook page which you can find if you are on FB :-)
August kit's sneak peek is here and it's all about Fall! And the fun part is that there will be an Add-On kit you can get through my online store or from me once you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber to change up the kit and make a ton of cards! That's a first for the Paper Pumpkin Team and we are super excited about this option (I'm also happy about the sneak peek for the kits too!) Here's the details for you:

August Kit Information
Makes 6 fall-themed gift bags
Makes 12 fall-themed gift tags
Coordinating colors: Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Merry Merlot, Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Pretty Peacock, and Soft Suede

Add-On Information (available to Paper Pumpkin ACTIVE subscribers only)
Gift of Fall Add-On Bundle (item 152885) order on my website store or ask me – next order going in on August 15th
Price: $13.00 Includes 24 card bases of 2 different designs with coordinating envelopes (note card size)

Here's a quick video to get you excited so you can sign up (by August 10th for this kit) and join the fun! If you have any questions, send me a quick message or email and I'll help you get onto the Paper Pumpkin track . . . my customers love it!
Here's the link to sign up now - you can suspend any time you are going to be away or will be too busy to make the kit (but it doesn't take long and you'll be so happy with what you've done!) so only suspend if you aren't going to be around.

Happy stamping!