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Posted on November 15, 2017

Remarkable You and Stampin’ Blends

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Hey stampers! Only FIVE more “sleeps” and then Dave and I will be off to Barcelona, Spain for the Thanksgiving holiday. Never fear though, I'll still be posting and will keep you up to date on all the Stampin' Up! News. Today I wanted to share a fun card using the stamp set Remarkable You and Stampin' Blends. This card is very easy to create so instead of making just one, stamp a whole stack!

Remarkable You and Stampin' Blends

You can easily change up colors to use scraps you have on hand. Scraps lend themselves well to this “paint chip” card. I'm going on a retreat with some crafty friends when I return from Spain so I'll be making a bunch of these for upcoming birthdays.  Scroll down to the end for the instructions and measurements.

Speaking of birthdays, Remarkable You is only one of the stamp sets that will be on sale during Stampin' Up!'s annual Extravaganza from November 20-26. This is a great time to get those items on your Wish List! Here is the complete list. Make note that some of the items are only on sale on November 20 for 24 hours.


A little reminder today, too. Tomorrow, at 2:00 pm MT is when you can reserve our fabulous new STAMPARATUS for yourself. Yesterday's post gives you all the details. I am so excited to get my hands on this!


  • Stamp SetsRemarkable You (139894); Birthday Blossoms (139471)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White (140272); Melon Mambo (115320); Flirty Flamingo (141416); Tangerine Tango (105117); Peekaboo Peach (141417); Crushed Curry ( 131199); So Saffron (105118); Pear Pizzazz (131201); Old Olive (100702); Soft Sky (131203); Tempting Turquoise (102067); Island Indigo (122923)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Black (132708)
  • Misc. – Basic Rhinestones (144220); Dimensionals (104430 $4.00); Pumpkin Pie Blends (144599); Daffodil Delight Blends (144603); Tombo Multi (110755)



  • Thick Whisper White:   8 1/2” x 5 1/2”, 1 1/2” x 5 1/2” and scraps for Flowers
  • Basic Black:                       ¼” x 5 1/2”


  1. Cut Card Base and piece of white for your horizontal colors
  2. Cut one of each color card stock to ½” x 1 ½”
  3. Glue to 1 ½” x 5 ½ “ white piece
  4. Attach colored panel to the Card Base and add the black strip using Tombo Multi
  5. Stamp Flowers in Memento Black and Color with Blends. Fussy Cut.
  6. Stamp Sentiment in Memento Black and add Flowers. One with Tombo and one with Dimensionals.
  7. Add a few rhinestones colored in black with a Sharpie.

Have a great rest of the week and let me know if I can help you with anything at all!

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Posted on October 27, 2017

Stampin’ Up! – I Have the PERFECT Holiday Gift!

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Happy Friday Stampers! Our internet is down at work so I'm working on a hot spot. At least I was able to get payroll submitted…whew! If you or someone near and dear to you LOVES Stampin Up! – I have the PERFECT Holiday Gift! You can order it with just one click!

Stampin' Up! - I Have the PERFECT Holiday Gift!

My gift certificates are currently available in 3 amounts and can be used for Stampin' Up! merchandise or any of my classes. SO…just click below or forward the link to YOUR Santa. You won't have to worry about getting that same bottle of perfume or, heaven forbid, a new vacuum cleaner!

Christmas Gift Certificates!

Thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to  take away some stress BEFORE the hectic holiday season begins! If I can help you with anything else, please do give me a shout!

Without YOU…I have no business. Without ME, it's just paper! 🙂

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Posted on October 26, 2017

Did You Know?

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting/ Paper Pumpkin

Did you know that October's Paper Pumpkin kit was so popular that when Stampin' Up! made extra full kits available they sold out in thirty minutes?? I think that is a record; never happened before! The kit was so cute!

The November kit is supposed to be JUST as fabulous! You can be sure you don't miss out on this one by ordering now, BEFORE November 10. Click here to order.

I have had my own Paper Pumpkin subscription since the beginning and I love getting my special craft box every month. Did you know that you can also gift Paper Pumpkin subscription? Yep…you can give a one, three, six, or twelve month subscription. I've given to avid crafters as well as newbies who don't know which end of a stamp is up…lol. These all-inclusive kits come with full color instructions and everything you need to complete the projects (except for a pair of adhesive and some sort of adhesive or glue) inside of the box. How easy is that!

So, if you want to check some things off your list early, why not order your gifts now and then you'll have extra time to spend at the malls…HA!

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Posted on October 24, 2017

Polka Dot Spooky Cat – 12 Weeks of Halloween Week 8

Holidays / Special Days/ Punch Art/ Samples

Polka Dot Spooky Cat – 12 Weeks of Halloween Week 8.  Hello friends! Today I have a fun Halloween project for you. In fact, I'm sharing six with you, since I'm a little behind! There's still time to put some “spooky” cards and treats together for family and friends!  And, of course, there is always overnight or second day shipping; I've had to use that more than I'd like lately! 🙂

A couple of these great ideas are not my original work; thanks Pinterest! So many things are re-shared these days that I can't find the original artist who should get the credit; they are awesome projects though.

Polka Dot Spooky Cat - 12 Weeks of Halloween Week 8

I'll have all the instructions for this project below. I also wanted to share just a few images of other ides you can do with this cat punch. As you can see, even though it is perfect for Halloween, it can be used for so many other things as well.



Here are the instructions for the first project. Enjoy!

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • STAMPS – Spooky Cat (144749 photopolymer), Labels to Love (144967 clear, 144970 wood),
  • PAPER – Pumpkin Pie (105117), Very Vanilla (101650), Spooky Night Designer Series Paper
  • INK – Tuxedo Memento Black (132708)
  • OTHER – Cat Punch (144666), Everyday Label Punch (144668), Linen Thread (104199), Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker (100082), Banner Triple Punch (138292), Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (143709), Big Shot (143263), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Cutting & Scoring:

  • Pumpkin Pie 8-1/2 x 5-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” & scrap
  • Very Vanilla 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) 1-1/2” x 4” & scrap


  • Run Very Vanilla layer through Big Shot in Polka Dot Basics Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  • Flick black ink on embossed layer using the Basic Black Stampin’ Write Marker by flicking the large end of the marker in the lid and directing it at the cardstock.
  • Punch end of DSP strip with Banner Triple Punch and adhere to card front where shown with Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  • Stamp Halloween greeting on Pumpkin Pie cardstock scrap with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and punch with Everyday Label Punch – add to card front where shown with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • Tie a Linen Thread triple bow and add to banner with Mini Glue Dot.
  • Punch cat from DSP and glue to card front where shown.

Thanks for stopping by today and have a stamptastic day!! 🙂

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Posted on October 20, 2017

Fall is the Perfect Time for a Stampin’ Up! Swap

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I think Fall is the perfect time for a Stampin' Up! Swap. Last night, some of my team members, customers and some other “crafty friends” got together for our monthly Swap Your Heart Out card exchange. This time our theme was cards with buttons. When we exchange cards, we make one for each participant. Here is my “haul”:

I love all of the fall themed cards and the variety. My card is the button ornament one at the bottom.

Now I have to confess something straight up…I am a button hoarder. My craft room is filled with buttons and I cannot possibly use them all in even two lifetimes. So when this month's swap hostess chose cards with buttons as her theme, my heart literally skipped a beat. WHAT? I'm going to have to part with some of my treasures? There were 12 ladies in the swap this time so I had to use SIXTY of my precious stash…GASP!

I'm happy to say I survived and still have plenty to use on new creations!

Thanks for popping in today and have a fabulous weekend!

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