Posted on March 12, 2018

Creativity Starts With Paper Pumpkin

Announcements/ Paper Pumpkin

Creativity Starts With Paper Pumpkin. What's a “Paper Pumpkin” you might ask? Paper Pumpkin is a monthly subscription kit from Stampin' Up! Each kit comes with everything you need to create 8-10 cards, including envelopes.  Sometimes the kits will have treat holders and you get everything to create the packaging. These kits are handy for birthdays, anniversaries, holidays; anytime a card is in order!

Normally the price is $20 per month but, right now, you can get 50% off your first two months!

Creativity Starts With Paper Pumpkin

Here are samples of past month's projects; aren't they adorable?

Fine Details

  • Promotion is for new subscribers only
  • Offer is available March 11–May 10, 2018
  • Offer runs for 2 months
  • Use code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout
  • Discount is applied to one kit per month for the first two month of a new subscription.

Ready to check it out? Click HERE.  Don't forget to put the code SAVEFIFTY0418 in before you check out!

You can also subscribe for someone else as a gift; easy…peasy…done!

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Posted on March 11, 2018

Special Ends In Three Weeks – Become Part of Girls, INK!

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Special Ends In Three Weeks - Become Part of Girls, INK!

This picture captures some of the fun we have as a Girls, INK team! We have trainings, fun, project-making gatherings (AKA…Stamping!), and so much more!

You only have three weeks left to take part in the special and become a part of Girls, INK. You can receive TWO FREE STAMP SETS  of your choice through the end of March.. Go ahead…just click the link and become part of Girls, ink!

I want to become a part of Girls, INK

Not only will you get all the perks Stampin' Up! has to offer:

  • $125 in  your choice of products for $99, no shipping!
  • 2 free stamp sets of your choice – you can choose any two sets in the Annual or Occasions catalog
  • Ongoing discount of 20% off all of your orders (and the ability to increase this discount to 25%)
  • You'll be able to participate in the Annual Catalog Pre-order in May, an exclusive perk for demonstrators!
  • Invitations to demo-only events twice a year
  • Points to use on products, Incentive Trips, gift cards, and more

You will also be a part of my fabulous team of stampers, Girls, INK. You can participate in our private Facebook Group and other events whether you live nearby or in another state. I also offer trainings and support, no matter what your goals might be in Stampin' Up!

If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to ask me! (email me at or call me 214-293-4461. We're here to have fun, create, inspire and learn from one another!

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Posted on March 10, 2018

You Are Loved Saturday Share

Sale-A-Bration/ Stampin' Blends

Hey Stampers! I just had to take a break from working on taxes so what do I do? I stamp, of course! I wanted to use my Stampin' Blends markers to see how they work with the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. You can still get this paper as a free item for the next few weeks during Sale-A-Bration. It was perfect for my You Are Loved Saturday Share.

You Are Loved Saturday Share

I colored in one of the foil flowers using my Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends and then used the Old Olive Blends to finish it off. I used the light Pumpkin Pie marker first, then came back in on a couple of petals with the dark and went over again with the light to create the marbled look on the flower.  I did the same thing on  the leaves, using the Old Olive Blends.

I did “fussy cut” this flower. Another idea would be to cut out as a square, and mount on a slightly larger piece of coordinating cardstock. The greeting is from another free Sale-A-Bration set, Blossoming Basket. You can get this stamp set plus the Basket Weave Embossing Folder as a free  bundle with a $100 purchase. If you're in a shopping mood, I'd love for you to shop at my online store! 🙂

I usually use my Blends markers on Whisper White or Shimmer White paper but I was happy with this result, too. It's always fun to experiment, right?

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Posted on March 9, 2018

I Hope You Finished Your Week with a Magical Day!

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Sale-A-Bration

Happy Friday Stampers! I hope you finished your week with a Magical Day! I had kind of a yucky week but it finished off so great today! I'm doing a presentation at our Stampin' Up! April OnStage event. I had my phone rehearsal today with the person in charge at SU and she gave me such positive feedback. I am so pumped to have been chosen for this and I will be sharing everything here on my blog in April.  We have a strict “sneak peek” policy so I have to wait until after the event to share. Stay tuned!

Since I had a great end to the week I thought sharing a “Magical Day” project would be appropriate…enjoy!

I Hope You Finished Your Week with a Magical Day!

You can purchase this stamp set at my online store, either by itself or as part of the bundle, which includes the framelits. When you purchase the bundle, you save 10%! I've shown the clear-mount bundle below, but you can also purchase with a wood-mount stamp set in the bundle.

The instructions follow; please give a shout if you have any questions!


  • Stamp SetsMagical Day (wm-145854; cm-145857) OR Magical Day Bundle (wm-145984; cm-145985)
  • Cardstock – Marina Mist (119682); Basic Black (121045); Smoky Slate (131202); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Black Memento (132708)
  • Misc. – Markers: Blushing Bride; Crumb Cake; Daffodil Delight; Marina Mist; Real Red; Smoky Slate; Magical Mates Framelits (145660); Brick Wall Embossing Folder (138288); Big Shot (143263); Tailored Tag Punch (145667); Dimensionals (104430); Fast Fuse (129026)



  • Marina Mist:                  8-1/2” x 5-1/2”       1-1/2” x 2-3/4”
  • Basic Black:                  4” x 5-1/2”
  • Smoky Slate:                3-1/2” x 4-1/4”
  • Whisper White:            4” x 4”



  1. Tear 1/2” off bottom of Basic Black cardstock; attach to folded Marina Mist card base.
  2. Emboss Smoky Slate cardstock using Brick Wall embossing folder. Layer onto card front using strong adhesive such as Fast Fuse.
  3. Attach Marina Mist strip to upper portion of card front using Fast Fuse.
  4. Stamp images on white cardstock. Die cut warrior and dragon; color using markers. Attach to card front using dimensionals.
  5. Punch out sentiment using Tailored Tag Punch. Place on top of Marina Mist strip using dimensionals.

Remember, there's only three weeks left to get your Sale-A-Bration freebies! I think we have some great choices this year.

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Posted on March 8, 2018

Retiring Stampin’ Up! 2016-2018 InColor Collection

Announcements/ Sale-A-Bration

Hello Stampers! This week has flown by…it's already Friday Eve! Everyone in my office had bigger smiles near the end of today! I want you to have smiles, too when you make sure to order items in the  Retiring 2016-2018 InColor Collection before they retire… don't wait! Are you totally in love with Dapper Denim or Emerald Envy? Maybe Peekaboo Peach floats your boat. Maybe Flirty Flamingo or Sweet Sugarplum?

Retiring Stampin' Up! 2016-2018 InColor Collection

You might wonder why I'm bringing this up now, since these colors will “technically” be available through the end of May? Here's why. EVERY year items in the retiring InColors seem to disappear first among all the retiring items in our annual catalog, especially the ink refills.  Once they become unavailable, you won't be able to get them.

Oh wait…you can always go to Ebay and pay $50 for one bottle. Yes, you heard me correctly. Some less than scrupulous shoppers snatch up more than they need and then prey on unfortunate ones who didn't get them ordered before the supply was exhausted. Don't let this be you! I'm all for capitalism but gouging people is not okay.

How do you avoid missing out on ink, paper, refills, and/or markers? ORDER NOW. You can also still get free Sale-A-Bration items, so it's a win-win!

I'll be ordering ink refills for my pads, too. I love these colors!! 🙂

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