August 24, 2016

Holiday Catalog PRODUCT SHARES pre-sign up and MORE!

Note: Everything in this blog post will also be sent in my Newsletter today! This is a long post but LOTS of deals coming your way. Please read all three items!

Lots of you like to participate in my Product Shares when a new catalog debuts. I will once again order all the shares as soon as they are fill up each time with 4 people.

What is a Product Share? If you are new to me as your demonstrator or Stampin' Up!, a share is a list of products that I offer you and 3 other people combined. I order all of the products and split them all equally between 4 people. It's a great way to get a sampling of lots of products at a lower price. I have several options that will be available to you from the new 2016-2017 Holiday Catalog. Email me to reserve your spot and I'll send you a PayPal invoice. 


  • You will receive 36 sheets of 12" x 6" designer paper for all 6 packages of designer paper which includes: Candy Cane, Warmth & Cheer, Presents & Pinecones, Fancy Frost Specialty, Petals & Paisleys and Halloween Night.
  • You will receive 1 sheet of 12" x 6" Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper
  • You will receive 1 sheet of 12" x 6" Copper Foil Sheets
  • Total number of sheets = 38
  • If you were to purchase all of the paper packs on your own, the price would equal over $100.00.
  • FREE: You will receive all the pieces to create the Sweet Home Christmas box on page 40.
  • This Paper Share will be shared by 4 people at a cost of  $26.00 which includes priority shipping to you!
  • Mini Pinecones = 6 each
  • Christmas Trinkets = 6 each
  • Mini Jingle Bells = 15 each
  • Fancy Frost Sequins (container divided into four)
  • Enamel Dots = 24
  • Mini Tassels = 6
  • FREE: You will receive 4 die-cuts of the Detailed Santa Thinlits Die to use on your cards.
  • If you were to purchase all of the embellishments listed, the total cost would be over $50.00
  • This Embellishment Share will be shared by 4 people at a cost of $15.00 each which includes priority shipping to you!
  • Ribbon included is: Candy Cane Red & White 6-1/4 yds each, Real Red Stitched Edge 2-1/2 yds, Kraft Rope Trim 3-3/4 yds, Baker's Twine in Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green & Gold 6-1/4 yds each, Silky Taffeta in Cherry Cobbler & Emerald Envy 1-1/4 yds each, Glitter Ribbon in Sweet Sugarplum & Silver 1-1/4 yds each, Ribbon Trio Pack in Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron & Rich Razzleberry 1-1/4 yds each, Halloween Night Twine in Basic Black & Pumpkin Pie 6-1/4 yds each.
  • If you were to purchase all of the ribbon individually, the total cost would be over $70.00
  • FREE: You will receive cardstock samples of the new embossing folders in Christmas cardstock colors. The embossing folders are Cable Knit Dynamic, Pine Bough, Pretty Paisleys
  • This Ribbon Share will be shared by 4 people at a cost of $20.00 each which includes priority shipping to you!
  • Paper Share 
  • Embellishment Share
  • Ribbon Share
  • FREE: You will receive all the pieces to create the Sweet Home Christmas box on page 40
  • FREE: You will receive 4 die-cuts of the Detailed Santa Thinlits Die to use on your cards
  • FREE: You will receive cardstock samples of the new embossing folders in Christmas cardstock colors. The embossing folders are Cable Knit Dynamic, Pine Bough, Pretty Paisleys
  • If you were to purchase all items individually the cost would be over $220.00
  • I WANT IT ALL SHARE will be split between 4 people at a cost of $49.00 each which includes priority shipping.
Please allow me up to 2 weeks to get the products ordered, sorted and mailed to you once I have 4 people for each share. Email me at to join in and I will PayPal you an invoice. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, let me know!


If you are someone that has NEVER tried Paper Pumpkin, I am giving away one FREE subscription. This subscription will be mailed directly to your home. All I need you to do is email me that you are interested in trying a one month subscription through me for FREE. That's it!

You need to email me before August 31st to qualify for my drawing. I will list the winner on my blog and contact you for your information by email! USA only please!



Have you seen the new Stampin' Up! catalog yet? If not, your copy should be here this week. Are you excited about all the new products? Now is the time to gather your friends, show them the new catalog, and get their orders! Or perhaps it is time to relax with your new catalog and make your own wish list!  WHY? I am having a $1000 Catalog Workshop to give everyone a chance to order, and to give EVERYONE a chance to participate in the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! HOSTESS!!

HOW? It's easy! Show the catalog to people you know (or refer them to the on-line catalog) WHAT? For every $1000 in orders, nine participants will receive $20 in free products, and one person will receive a
half price item!

Normally, you need to purchase $150 in order to receive $15.00 in free hostess products. By combining like this, EVERYONE is a HOSTESS! Everyone will receive EITHER $20 in FREE product, OR one 1/2 price item! WOW! This is so cool! AND.. you can submit as many $100 orders as you like! Sign up for several!

SO, WHAT SHOULD I DO NEXT? First of all, let me know that you are planning on participating. Then turn in your orders and payment (cash, check or credit card) anytime between today and Monday, SEPT. 25  or place an online order totalling $100.00 before shipping & tax. There are several ways you can turn your order in to me:

1. Turn your order in online at my website. As you are closing your order, you will be asked if you have a hostess code. At that point you will need to put the monthly hostess code. I will supply the first 10 hostess a special code to use after you sign up.

After completing the order, send me an email and let me know what you want for hostess dollars ($20) or what you would like to have for your 1/2 price item, depending on which hostess benefit is drawn for your name. Once all 10 hostesses have ordered, I will draw the names for both the 1/2 price item and the hostess dollars and order them. As soon as the hostess benefits arrive I will let you know!

The biggest advantage in ordering online is that your order will come straight to you! Also, you can order this way even if you are across the country, or not anywhere local to me! Yippee! When you order online with the hostess code, your order is delivered right to your door.

2. Send your order to me in an email. I will place it for you. Be sure to indicate what your choices are for both the $20 hostess dollars or the 1/2 price offer. Depending on what hostess benefit is drawn for your name, I will order your hostess benefits, and let you know when your order is ready for pick up at my home.

EVERYONE WILL BE A HOSTESS!! (Hostess benefits are based on ten $100 (or more!) orders. Benefits MAY increase or decrease depending on how many are participating~ we need to have 10 hostesses for all this work... so~ invite your friends to participate! I will place the names of all participants in a bowl and pick who gets which benefits.

Drawing will be as follows for the $1,000. Catalog event:
*** 9 (nine) people will receive $20.00 in free merchandise from the new Catalog. That's better than having a $150.00 workshop~ for only $100.00!!! WOW! Have you seen the new hostess stamp sets? I think they are the best yet! And you can only get them with Hostess Dollars!

*** 1 (one) person will get a half price item of choice.
You could get a Big Shot for half price ... a $55.00 savings, or a set of Stampin' Write Markers at half price saving over $55.00, or a whole family of stamp pads for half price, saving $27.25, or any of the the new Big Shot dies for for half price, or any of the many bundles in the catalog for half price! WOW!

I can get you order forms, etc. if you need these. Feel free to place your entire order on one order form, or do separate orders. Or just write it down and I will make out the order form for you. Or just email it to me. Shipping/Handling is 10% and tax is your sales tax + s&h. I can help you figure out the total if you like.

Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity to be a hostess without having to clean your house
and make snacks, or without having to order $150 of product! Sit back and look through the catalog and share it with friends. Orders will be picked up at my house, unless you ordered online.

Call or email me ASAP to let me know if you are planning on participating! REMEMBER.. EVERYONE IS A HOSTESS!

Don't have the new catalog? You can view it online OR let me know and we can arrange for you to get one!

NOTE: Once there are 10 $100 hostesses, I will email the new HOSTESS CODE for the online orders. So, watch your inbox for that information

August 23, 2016

Paper Pumpkin August 2016!

Have you seen the gorgeous August Paper Pumpkin kit yet? I love that there are 3 different projects in this kit. And right now if you sign up, it's a promotional "BUY ONE GET FREE". From now until October 10th you can sign up through my Paper Pumpkin Online Store if you are a new customer with a new email address:

So this month the kit has a total of 9 projects to complete which equals to three of each that you see in the photo below:

And as always, our kits include pre-cut and pre-scored card bases and card layers, embellishments, twine or ribbon, a mini ink pad, glue dots and STAMPS! This is the stamp set that was included in our kit this month:

These are the 3 projects that I created almost exactly per the instructions:

I love the colors that were included in this kit. The next three photo's will show you close-up's of each project. Notice the little wooden elements on each card...they are so neat!

And many of you know that I create additional projects with my kit each month and all of my subscribers also know that I belong to a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators called the Paper Pumpkin Gurus. How do some of you know and not others? Because this talented group of demonstrators that I belong to creates "exclusive" projects for our subscribers only and I email direction sheets once a month. I have a sample of what we send out each month for you today. This is one project using some of the items from the kit this month:

And here's a close-up of the layers:

We used one of the smaller envelopes on the inside of the card that can be used to tuck a gift card or currency:

You can click on this document or below it to download and save the direction sheet for you own personal use:

 Stay tuned for more of my additional projects coming soon!
Don't forget to sign up for the BOGO promotion....
Christmas cards should be coming soon!

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

August 22, 2016

Cindy's Workshop!

I demonstrated at a workshop on Friday and I did a little something different. I always create a Facebook Event page and asked my locals this question: "Are you on the fence about a certain stamp set in the Annual Catalog? Maybe you haven't seen enough samples to say yes? List it here and if I have it, I will choose one to demonstrate at Cindy's Workshop!". So the samples you are seeing today are stamp sets that were mentioned in my Facebook post.

The first card was a request from Cindy herself to learn how to create a "Shaker Card". I used the Jar Of Love stamp set and the Everyday Jars Framelits Dies:

It is so neat to be able to stamp and cut with coordinating products to create such a pretty card. I used the Foam Adhesive Strips to create the Shaker Card after I glued a Window Sheet over the hole in the jar. How did I cut the center of my jar? I used a 1" Circle Punch to punch out two circles which made it easier for me to insert my scissors to cut the inside:

For card #2, it was again Cindy that asked about using the Feather Together stamp set to create a masculine card. You know me, I love to create masculine cards! Even added a little splash of the Peekaboo Peach Ink keeps this card masculine:

The sequins I used on this card were actually left-overs from the June Paper Pumpkin Kit. The colors of the sequins were so perfect to match the ink colors I used:

For my last card, Vicki wanted me to come up with a project using the Thoughts & Branches stamp set and the Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies. I found a card on Pinterest that was create by Kim Jolley and I thought it was so neat how she turned the tree leaves into a pumpkin!

I added a few leaves & branches to my little stump at the top and also cut into the Burlap Ribbon to get 3 strips of ribbon out of it to tie into a double-knot and staple in place:

All of the layers of my pumpkin are glued to an oval that was embossed with the new Pretty Paisleys Embossing Folder that you'll find in the Holiday Catalog soon! It's the perfect size to add to a background and it was perfect to add my sentiment to:

Thanks so everyone that attended Cindy's workshop. Both Cindy and I appreciate you coming!

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

August 21, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Sunflower!

I'm a little late posting today. I had this card all loaded to my blog and didn't finish my post....oops! So the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies have been SO POPULAR! And I can't believe they are not sold out yet. Stampin' Up! did a great job stocking up on this bundle so keep buying before it officially does run out!

I have a new card today using the bundle in a different way. I've seen a few cards on Pinterest using the leaf to create a sunflower. What do you think of my version:

I stamped the leaves of the tree lots of times on a So Saffron Cardstock piece and cut out 14 leaves with the die. I scored each leaf in the center to create a fold.

For the center of the flower, I first stamped the leaves image on Tip Top Taupe Cardstock using Early Espresso Ink, cutting the image out with the die and then cutting a circle with the 2" Circle Punch. I cut a 2nd piece of cardstock with the 2" Circle Punch using Early Espresso Cardstock and glued both layers together.

I added adhesive to the back of the circle and started building my flower by adding the leaves around the flower. You have to make sure you overlap them as you glue.

Once I finished I glued a Classy Designer Button in the center which was threaded with a piece of string I cut off the Burlap Ribbon.

For the Vellum Cardstock layer I stamped the sentiment by inking with VersaMark Ink first followed by Early Espresso Ink and sprinkled with Clear Embossing Powder. I carefully used my Heat Tool to melt the powder. The vellum was then adhered using a Stapler on one end and I added tiny dots of liquid glue under some of the letters on the other end:

Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Thoughtful Branches
  • Inks: VersaMark, Early Espresso, So Saffron
  • Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Early Espresso, So Saffron, Tip Top Taupe, Vellum
  • DSP: Serene Scenery
  • Tools: Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies, Stapler, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2" Circle Punch, Glue Dots
  • Accessories: Burlap Ribbon, Classy Designer Buttons
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

August 20, 2016

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

Yay, the weekend is here which means a new Saturday Blog Hop with my teammates at Create with Connie & Mary.  The theme today is "Raindrops Keep Fallin' on my Head". It's quite ironic because our summer has been so dry here in Maine. The farmers have been begging for rain all summer and to no avail! You watch though, the harvesting of potatoes will be starting within the next two weeks and I bet it will rain!

I had this idea in my head to use the Tree Builder Punch to make layer upon layer of clouds. I even a
added some Smoky Slate Cardstock-colored clouds in the mix:

The Weather Together stamp set was perfect for this theme. Isn't the umbrella adorable? I even colored some of it with Gold Wink Of Stella:

Here are the dimensions of my layers:
  • Card Base: Soft Suede Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score in the center at 5-1/2" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Whisper White Cardstock 4" x 5-1/4".
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 3-3/4" x 5". Stamp the raindrops using Smoky Slate & Bermuda Bay Inks. Stamp the sentiment about 3/4" from the bottom and to the right using Bermuda Bay Ink. Glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Clouds: Cut out clouds with the Tree Builder Punch using Whisper White & Smoky Slate Cardstocks. Glue the first row of white clouds upside-down. All of the clouds are glued in place using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Umbrella: Stamp the umbrella using Melon Mambo Ink and color some of the areas using Gold Wink Of Stella. Stamp the handle using Smoky Slate Ink and color with the Gold Wink Of Stella. Cut both pieces out using the Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies. I cut the handle in two pieces about 1/2" from the top to make the handle longer when gluing it to the umbrella. Glue in place on your card front using Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Bling: Add Rhinestone Jewels to the background.
Now you can follow the hop by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates, Nicole at Be Creative with Nicole, or Melissa at RubberFunatics:

Card Supplies:
  • Stamps: Weather Together
  • Inks:Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Smoky Slate
  • Cardstock: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Smoky Slate
  • Tools: Tree Builder Punch, Umbrella Weather Framelits Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Gold Wink Of Stella
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!

August 19, 2016

Controls Freaks August Hop!

Good Evening Stampers and welcome to our August Control Freaks Blog Hop. This month we are all featuring products from the upcoming Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. Make sure you read all the way down to the bottom of my post so I can direct you to the next stop on the hop!

You may have arrived here from my teammate Cindy Elam's blog. Her projects were awesome as always weren't they? I am going to show you three projects today. The first one is to showcase our beautiful Petals & Paisleys Designer Paper. I created this 3D wreath by cutting strips of designer paper and cutting a "V" at each end. Local peeps, a class is coming soon!

I also added some leaves from the Leaflets Framelits Dies mixed in with some images stamped and cut using the Paisley Framelits Dies. I also added Some Rhinestone Jewels for a little bit of bling.

Now let's move on to projects 2 & 3. I made this into a coordinating set perfect for Halloween. The Jar Of Haunts stamp set has the cutest bat image to decorate any Halloween project. Notice the new Halloween designer paper called Halloween Night? It's so pretty and some of the pages are light enough to stamp on:

For the bag I used one of the Petite Café Gift Bags. All I did was roll down the top to secure it closed and then decorated the front using a piece of designer paper, two banners and my stamped layer. The sentiment is from the Sweet Home stamp set. Once all of the layers were glued, I clipped them to the top using a Gold Binder Clip:

For the coordinating card I used the same designer paper and stamped the bat images on both layers. The center layer was cut using the Lots Of Labels Framelits Dies and I added numbers cut with the Large Numbers Framelits Dies:

Thanks so much for visiting me today and I hope you'll continue on to view all of my teammates projects. Next in line after me is Mary Brown and I know you'll fall in love with all of her projects,  I always do!


#GDP049 Color Challenge!

Welcome Stampers and look at the pretty colors I am playing with today. Aren't the flowers in each vase awesome? Where did I get my color inspiration? From the Global Design Project of course! Take a peek here at the #GDP049 Challenge:

And here is a photo of the whole card I created using these fabulous colors:

Everything you see that is stamped on my card is from the Jar Of Love stamp set and we have the coordinating Everyday Jar Framelits Dies. All of the flowers are popped up using Stampin' Dimensionals and the smallest of the jars is also popped up. For the label that houses the sentiment I first stamped on scrap paper and without re-inking, stamped again on my Whisper White Cardstock layer. This creates a lighter shade of the ink color so that my sentiment stands out:

And I have some good news for all you mason jar fans. Our upcoming Holiday Catalog has two new stamp sets that will coordinate with these framelits. More bang for your buck! I love that! Make sure you visit the Global  Design Project to view all of the design team projects and everything in the gallery so far. You won't be disappointed, I promise!

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today!