24 March 2018

Paper Pumpkin on sale for New Subscribers!

Now's a great time to give Paper Pumpkin a try! 

50% off your first two months!
What an awesome way to see if a creative break is what you need!  Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are easy to turn on and off, so you're not trapped into a monthly subscription for the rest of your life!  I love getting this kit in the mail each month - always something new, exciting and exclusive!  

Please click here to go direct to my Paper Pumpkin website:

22 March 2018

Twenty for ME, Thirty for Stampin' Up!

I am just loving being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. Its been my job for almost 20 years. I never knew when I ordered that Starter Kit where this ride was going, but its been AMAZING.

I have found a wonderful hobby that helps keep me sane - wonderful friends who have been through thick and thin with me - a wonderful way to add to the income of my household.

Stampin' Up! has enabled me to be a successful business woman while having babies, raising children, managing a household, surviving military deployments, relocations, and homeschooling.

My small business thrives because of my hard work (which is actually creative play for me most of the time), the support from my dear customers (also known as friends) and because of the hard work of my team (also known as friends).

I've been associated with close to ten direct sales companies and I honestly have to say that SU! is the best one. They stand behind their demonstrators, they stand behind their products. This is SU!'s THIRTIETH year in business and I couldn't be happier for them -- here's to many, many more!

06 March 2018

Now's a GREAT TIME!!

Hey Everyone!

Sale-a-bration is a great time to pick up some free items, but did you know its also a great time to give Stampin' Up! a try?  Whether you are looking to add income to your finances, or just would enjoy a discount when you purchase Stampin' Up! products, you'll get a great deal when you order our starter kit before March 31st!

Our Starter Kit costs $99.  No shipping.  You choose $125 of Stampin' Up! products - any that you want!  You can choose items to help you hold classes, or just add to your stash!  You'll also receive a business kit that includes catalogs, order forms and more!  During Sale-a-bration, you'll also choose TWO FREE STAMP SETS!  That's in addition to your starter kit!

Please, if you've ever considered joining Stampin' Up!, let me know!  There's never an obligation to asking questions!  

Stampin' Up! is THE BEST direct sales company to join forces with!  You never have to hold a class or workshop - you never have to sell anything.  Of course, if you want to, there's a whole world of opportunities for you, and I'd be happy to discuss those with you.  The only requirement to keep your 20% - 25%+ discount is to turn in $300 in sales every 3 months.  Can you spend $300 on papercrafting supplies in three months?  I sure can!  Even as a demonstrator, you still qualify for our Host program and sales specials.  You also can preorder prior to new catalogs' release!  

The Stampin' Up! opportunity really is a win-win.  Why not give it a try?  If you're ready now, or just want some more info, click below!

And really, don't hesitate to ask questions or share your concerns -- what's stopping you??


BTW: If you've been a demo before - you can still take advantage of this great deal before March 31st!

06 January 2018

Happy New Year!

I held my first class of the year today!  We had a fun time spending the afternoon creating.  We each made 5 Birthday Cards and 5 Thank You cards.  These cards were quick and easy and were great templates for future cards.  I just love Stampin' Up!'s Note Cards & Envelopes.  They are a perfect size for any kind of note! 

Here is a list of the supplies used.  You can find these items at my website.  Availability may be limited.

Blue Bird Birthday Card uses Petal Palette set; Petals & More thinlits; Beautiful Day set; Whole Lot of Lovely DSP; Note Card; Light Pool Party Blends; Sale-a-bration Shimmer Ribbon (FREE when you spend $50!); Memento Black Ink; Old Olive, Calypso Coral, Whisper White CS (shop my website for all of these products)

Butterfly Thank You Card uses Petal Palette set; Beautiful Day set; Delightful Daisy DSP; Note Card; Light Pool Party, Light Calypson Coral, & Light Daffodil Delight Blends; Memento Black Ink; Basic Black, Whisper White CS (shop my website for all of these products)

22 August 2017

Looking for retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets, punches, fabric, ink, markers, framelits, thinlits, big shot dies, and more?  Click on over to my current listing and see if you can find what you're looking for!!

You're sure to find what you're looking for!

27 June 2017

Eastern Beauty Box with 4x4 note cards

Hi Everyone!  I've been out of the blogging loop for awhile, but I'm happy to announce that I'm back and have even included a video!!  Please comment and let me know what you think and don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have!

Here we go!

Eastern Beauty Box with 4" x 4" note cards and envelopes

What you'll need:

Eastern Beauty Stamp Set (recommended clear blocks A, C, & D)

Eastern Medallion Thinlits - Cut out medallions as shown

Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) - 1 piece cut 3" x 12", 4 pieces cut 3.5" x 3.5", one piece of foiled paper cut 4" x 4"

Dapper Denim (12" x 12") cardstock - 1 piece cut 12" x 6.5"; 4 pieces cut 4" x 8"

Fresh Fig (8.5" x 11") cardstock - use to cut 5 medallions with Big Shot

Very Vanilla (8.5" x 11") cardstock - 4 pieces cut 3.75" x 3.75"; use to cut five 4-point medallions with Big Shot; 4 pieces cut 6-7/8" x 6-7/8" for envelopes

Tear & Tape adhesive

SNAIL adhesive

Stampin' Dimensionals

Paper Snips

Dapper Denim Ink Pad

Paper Piercer

Paper Trimmer

Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Bone Folder

Envelope Punch Board

Big Shot

Multipurpose Platform (included with the Big Shot)

Cutting Pads (included with the Big Shot)

Precision Base Plate

Magnetic Base Plate

Big Shot Die Brush

What you'll do for the Box & Belly Band:

For the Box:
Score long side of 12" x 6.5" Dapper Denim piece at 1", 5.5", 6.5", 11".
Score narrow side at 1" and 5.5".

Crease on all score lines.  Snip each short score line up to long 12" score line. Snip out small wedges on each tab.

Apply small piece of tear & tape to each tab on front side of tabs.

Attach tabs to adjacent sides to create a "pizza box".

For the Belly Band:
Wrap 3" x 12" Eastern Palace DSP strip around box (not too tightly, but not so loosely that it slips off too easily).

Apply SNAIL adhesive to top edge, attach - creating a belly band.

Attach 4" x 4" foiled DSP piece to belly band using SNAIL.

Attach one Fresh Fig medallion to center using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stamp 1 Vanilla 4-point medallion with Dotted Circle stamp and "enjoy today" stamp in Dapper Denim ink.  Attach this piece to fig medallion using Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the 4" x 4" note cards:
Fold all four 4" x 8" Dapper Denim pieces in half to create your card bases.

Attach one 3.75" x 3.75" vanilla piece to inside of each card using SNAIL.

Attach one 3.5" x 3.5" Eastern Palace DSP piece to front of each card using SNAIL.

Attach one Fresh Fig medallion to each card using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stamp four vanilla 4-point medallions with "to think of you is to smile" stamp using Dapper Denim ink.  Attach one to each card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.

For the Envelopes:
Align one vanilla 6-7/8" x 6-7/8" piece along top each of Envelope Punch Board at the 3.5" mark.  Punch and score using provided scoring tool.

Turn piece to next side and line up score line with pointy plastic guide.  Punch and score.

Repeat for remaining two sides.  You only use the 3.5" mark for the first side.

Fold on all creases and use SNAIL on two side flaps to create envelope.

Flip punch board over and punch the tip of the top flap to create a rounded flap.

02 May 2015

From the Herd Card Collection

I'm happy to announce that you can purchase my "From the Herd" Card Collection by clicking on the PayPal button in the left-hand column.  

This is a fun and adorable set of cards - you'll receive 12 cards and envelopes.  

Each Card Collection includes two each of the film-strip card, etch-a-sketch and polaroid cards, and three each of the balloon (not shown), and birthday notecards.  Cost is $37.50 and includes shipping anywhere in the US!