Showing posts from April, 2017
Design Challenge Winner

Hi Everyone,
Spring is in the air and excitement to get out and plant gardens and clean up your yards is there. I recently was able to get out and weed some of my garden beds. It's still too early to put my plant starts in because we are getting too cold at night still. 
I recently posted a Friday Design challenge and wanted to share entries. Several stampers submitted a project inspired by the template. The winner of the challenge this time gets a package of the glimmer paper stack that was available during Sale-A-Bration. 

All of these projects are great. I hope you might try your hand at the Friday Design Challenges. I post them each month, so subscribe to get your notification. Well I just happened to have 2 packages of the Sale-A-Bration glimmer paper, so 2 lucky winners will be announced. Jenny and Monica are the winners. Congratulations and thanks for sending in your project. I will connect soon on sending out your glimmer paper. 
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Wild about Washi Tape

Hi Everyone,
One of my favorite things when I craft is to take out my Washi Tape and see how I can use it to be the focal point of my projects. Washi Tape makes projects so quick and easy. The picture above is a new Washi Tape collection called Pick a Pattern. I really like the wide dots pattern. This collection will be available beginning June 1st. 
I wanted to share a few projects that I've prepped for my weekly Wednesday stamping class. It's all about the Washi Tape. I hope you enjoy. Be sure to comments or share with a friend if you like my samples. I hope to inspire you to take time to craft.

These projects were so fun to make and I could just keep on going. I do have another project in mind using the Washi tape in a different way. All of the Washi Tape featured in my projects are retiring and will be available while supplies last. Watermelon Wonder and Delightful Dijon are also on the retiring list.
Stampin' Up! is busy filling orders for the re…
Saying Goodbye to Some of my Favorite Stamps

Hi Everyone,
Well it seems to be a mad rush for everyone to get their orders in for the Nailed it stamp set found in the Occasions Catalog. It is one of the sets retiring at the end of May. I made a couple of cards that I wanted to share from class on Wednesday. I really liked taking the tool set and going more pink.

I was thinking about how you stamp the tools twice to get the tools to look very realistic. Go through your other sets and think about how you can apply the same technique. Maybe the wheels on a wagon or the fenders on a motorcycle. It can be a fun crafting adventure. If you do create some projects this way, share them with me. I'd love to see what you come up with.

Another product I love is the Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper. All of the patterns are so cute and can lend itself to lots of birthday fun. The Cool Treats set and framelits will still be in the new annual catalog, but not bundled for a 10% discount.…
It's a Paper Pumpkin Thing The Specialty Kit has Arrived
Sara Douglas CEO was thrilled to create the kit
Hi Everyone,
WOW! I just opened my April Paper Pumpkin Kit and am so blown away. Sara Douglas really took time and creativity to give us the best Paper Pumpkin kit so far. Take a look at her video and tutorial for this marvelous Paper Pumpkin kit.

I think it is really fun that Sara got together with the creative team and put together a fantastic kit. It is great that creativity is left to all of us. The water color techniques and bright colors are great. If you are or have been a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you know how much fun they are. I especially like the exclusive stamp set and inks you get each month. 
A few of my Favorite Kits

You can check out many ideas using your Paper Pumpkin Kits at Pinterest. There are many ways to become a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber. Month to month, or several months at a time. Simply pick what works for you.
By subscribing for the several month options…
Eastern Palace Sneak Peek

Hi Everyone,
Coming soon is a wonderful new Annual Catalog suite available to purchase. It's called Eastern Palace. I created some samples for the recent On-Stage Event in San Diego, and in my box of goodies was some of the Eastern Palace Suite products. I received the Eastern Palace DSP and the Vinyl clings. I wanted to share with you the projects that I created with the supplies. Let me know what you think and any questions you may have. If you would like a new catalog or more information simply contact me on my website.

It was fun using the vinyl stickers. A really cool thing is that the stickers are gold on one side and silver on the other, so you could alter the look. Only one side is sticky though. I used the White Gift boxes (which are retiring). I used Night of Navy and sponged the box. Then I used the Vinyl stickers and the silver shows through. The flower is from using Succulent Garden Framelits (which are retiring at a huge discount). The ribbo…
Friday Design Challenge Win a Prize

Hi Everyone, 
Well it's time to get your creativity on. Each month, I will host a design challenge to anyone who wants to join in. This challenge puts your layering to the test. I love the layering and balance. Simply take out that favorite stamp set, colors, and accessories and get stamping. Here are the details.
Design your card with the template as your inspiration.Upload your card and either send to me at or send a link where you have your project. Be sure to include your e-mail so if you win, I can connect for your free prize.Submit by April 26th. I will collect samples and post all who have submitted. Then a winner will be announced. The winner will receive a package of the Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Paper no longer available.

Here are a few samples to help you get started
I hope these ideas inspire you to take on my design challenge. You can create exactly like the template or give it a little tweak. Be sure to share this with…
Retiring Products  at a Big Discount
Hi Everyone,
Well if you are a stamper, you know that the Stampin' Up! Retiring Products list has come out. This list includes 10 pages of wonderful products that will be leaving to make room for all the new awesome things coming in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog. This list will change often as products run out. The papers, inks, and accessories are first come, first filled and will be sold out. It's best to order what you can't live without and check the list often. I just returned from the On-Stage Local event and was blown away at what's coming. But before we go there, you must be sure to get your wish list taken care of from the current Occasions and Annual catalog. 
I wanted to share with you the couple of bundles and suites that I just couldn't get enough of. I hope you enjoy. Be sure to share my blog or comment. I love to connect with new people. 

The Cupcakes and Carousels Suite is such a great one. I love the DSP and all o…
Designer Series Paper  Dreamer

Hi Everyone,
I can't tell you how much I love Stampin' Up! and their Specialty Designer Series Paper. They have so many wonderful 12" x 12" choices as well as Paper Stacks at 6" x 6". It's amazing how much the DSP can become the focal point of of your project. This card uses the Floral Boutique 12" x 12" DSP. This rich in color DSP creates stunning projects. I created project for a swap at On-Stage Local that was this past weekend. 

Another swap I created was for a Thank You swap. I love the Window Shopping Bundle, so I decided to use the stamp set for a Thank you focal point. 

My Thank You card uses the Succulent Garden DSP as the full layer for a beautiful and spring like card.
The On-Stage Local that happened on Saturday was a lot of fun. I also got my hands on the new Annual Catalog. Although I can't share anything yet, I want you to know that your wish list will be huge. Do check back for more information…
Paper Pumpkin it's a Sara Thing

Hi Everyone,
I'm so excited to receive my April Paper Pumpkin! CEO, Sara Douglas worked with the team and created the April kit. She gave a few hints from an interview and said that this was going to be the best kit with allowing stampers to be creative and feel like the artists. So my thought is that the Sale-A-Bration Inside the Lines DSP was a bit of inspiration for Sara's design. I could be wrong, but we'll see. 
Another thing that I heard Sara say is that one of the upcoming In-Colors is the ink you will receive in the April Paper Pumpkin kit. Stampin' Up! comes out with 5 new In-Colors every two years, and we are getting them in the new Annual Catalog that goes live June 1st. With the April Kit, you'll get a chance to have one of the new In-Colors before anyone else. 
Here are all the perks for being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber:
The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.Exclusive photopolymer st…
Blogging Friends  Shine with Yellow

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another Blogging Friends Blog Hop. I'm so glad you stopped by. We are all Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from all over the nation and even overseas. This month we wanted to focus on bringing the much needed sunshine by creating projects focusing on the color yellow. Yellow just happens to be my favorite color, but I'm not sure if it's a very popular color when it comes to scrap booking and card making. I hope you enjoy my samples. I decided to try a few projects for today.

My three projects really got me into the spring fever. I can't wait to get out my other bright colors to create more fun projects. Well that's it for me this time, so hop on over and see what Jessica has created. Thanks for stopping by.

Crystal Komara Anna Masciovecchio Mary Blocher(You are here) Jessica Mink  Leanne Dillon Johnson Michelle Clark Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
Tammy Hibbit Gill Rick Adkins