February 26, 2016

Woo Hoo! Party Pop Up Thinlits Class!

Join me on Saturday, March 12th for a class featuring the Party Pop Ups Thinlits Dies.

We'll be making a birthday card and a fancy fold birthday gift card holder using the dies. I'll also have samples to inspire your next projects.

Our third project for the day will be a fun and easy Easter card using the Work of Art stamp set that was featured in a previous class. 

I hope that your curiousity and creativity are piqued!

Cost of the class is $10 or free with a $30 purchase.

Call me to reserve your spot now!

Are you thinking, 'what in the world are Party Pop Up dies?'. Then check out this Stampin' Up! video for a sneak peak.

Hope to see you in class!


February 24, 2016

Would you like to receive a surprise in the mail each month?

Spring is right around the corner and we can’t wait! But, for now the Hello Sunshine February Paper Pumpkin kit is teasing us with cheery colors and flowers in full bloom.
The kit includes supplies for nine cards (in three designs) and nine printed envelopes. It’s bursting with bright colors, gold foil accents, charming flowers and leaves, iridescent sequins, cute banners, and classy style!

Stampin' Up! loves to share other ideas for your Paper Pumpkin kit every month. Let’s get right to it with a card that that you can make with supplies included in your February box. Try turning the card base and using those accents in a different way. Hello sunshine and hello beautiful card!


The stamp set includes wonderful sentiments for a variety of occasions and five different flowers. Here’s a fun idea: stick to one ink color for each flower and stamp away! The flowers come together beautifully to create a bold background.


Finally, one of our favorite things to do is mix and match other Stampin’ Up! products with Paper Pumpkin. Use the Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks, aWhisper White Craft Stampin’ Pad, and a Sponge Dauber to lightly stamp a background on a Kraft Tag a Bag Gift Bag. Then, insert a card and/or treat for a perfect little birthday gift.


Order a 3 month Paper Pumpkin subscription now! Through March 31st, you can save on the subscription AND choose a Sale-A-Bration item FREE! Everything you need to create the Paper Pumpkin projects, exceot a paper snips, is included in your monthly treat box. 

To order your subscription, click here or reach out to me, I'm here to help!

February 3, 2016

Be the Star You Are!

Hi all!

Have you ever played paper challenges? There are so many of them out there. Challenges are a great way to stretch your paper crafting comfort zone. As a member of Mary Fish's Paper Pals, I most often play the Pal's Paper Arts (PPA) challenge. There is a new  challenge posted on Thursdays in the month. There is an exception if there is a 5th Thursday to the month. Ana-hoo, the most recent challenge was a color challenge.

I pulled out the file folders containing each of these colors and didn't have to think too long to find inspiration. Inside my folder of Pink Pirouette, there was a scrap that was embossed with stars. I immediately knew the stamp set that would work with that scrap and also knew I wanted to use the yummy Watermelon Wonder 1" ribbon from the Occasions catalog. This card came together so quickly I surprised myself!

I will be sending this to a friend I've come to know through work. Alyx is a tech assistant for my human resources software and has been a life saver for me. She was recently promoted into a new role and while I'm sad for me, I'm happy for her. I hope she likes the card! Do you? If so, please leave a comment. I love hearing from you.

Challenge yourself this week! Google 'challenge sketches' and have some fun!

Happy stamping!