Friday, August 11, 2017


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If you are not yet a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber and have been thinking you want to be now is a great time to sign up!  If you sign up August 11th through September 10th you will receive your first kit at 50% off!  

I love Paper Pumpkin!  They include easy and detailed instruction sheets.  Each kit is comes with all of the supplies you need to make the featured projects and still have a lot of leftovers to create even more!

To subscribe, log onto www.paperpumpkin.com and enter the promo code HALFOFF0917

Here are samples of the June and July Paper Pumpkins: 

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Thursday, August 10, 2017


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Break from Holiday Cards!

 I thought I would give you all a little more of a break from Christmas cards. It's going to be hard considering August 1st was the first day that Stampin' Up demonstrators can order from the Holiday Catalog.  I decided to post a very cheery card, with lots of blooming flowers!  2017 has seen a lot of moves in our family.  Our daughter Yvonne moved back to Ohio from New York, Our son Mark and his wife moved from Scranton, PA to Athens, Ohio.  Julie and Jim sold their home and bought another one in Champaign, IL and my mom moved in with us.  The At Home With You stamp set is perfect for not only creating cards for new homes but is versatile for year round occasions. 
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Supplies: Crumb Cake, Whisper White Card Stock; Black Archival Stampin Ink;Watercolor Pencils & Blender Pencils, At Home With You stamp set; At Home Framelits; Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder








Tuesday, August 8, 2017


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I have just wrapped up my August hostess Club! I always look forward to having all my stamping friends to my studio crafting and learning about new products and techniques. If this sounds fun there are still seats available for new members. We meet once a month at my studio where you will make three projects. The cost is a minimum $15 order, and you will also be put on the calendar to be hostess and earn all the great Stampin' Rewards for that month! Come and have some fun!

These are the 3 cards we did for this month Club!  I received this beautiful card as a swap from Thailand! Unfortunately the very creative designer put her name on a post it and it didn't make it through our long journey!

Supplies: Thick white Cardstock; Old Olive Card Stock; Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette,Flirty Flamingo Classic Ink; Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set; Layering Square Framelits; Bouquet Bunch Framelits; Pearl Basic Jewels; Linen Thread.

I think its so great when you have stamp sets that coordinate with dies!  You can make flowers look very dimensional and colorful with them. This card was cased from the annual catalog page 21.


Supplies: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White Card Stock; Gold Foil Sheets; Pink Pirouette, So Saffron, Early Espresso,  Soft Sky, and Calypso Coral Classic Ink Pad; Climbing Orchid Stamp Set; Orchid Builder Framelits; Stamping Sponge.

One of the new 2017-2019 In Color is Lemon Lime Twist!  It is such a refreshing color, Stampin' Up could not of picked a better name for this color.  I encourage you to try it, not only does it go well with all the other In Colors, it also looks great with so many of the Core Colors!


Supplies: Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Whisper Whit card stock;  Fresh Fig Classic Ink Pad; Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set; Balloon Bouquet Punch; and Whisper White Solid Bakers Twine.