Posted on October 18, 2018

Glitter Bomb – Scrapbooking in New Orleans

Contests/ People/ Scrapbook

Hello Stampers from wet and rainy Texas! My goodness I love the rain as much as anyone but…I think we've had enough for awhile! The ground needs to get a bit of a chance to dry out. I'm going on a stamping and scrapbooking retreat and it would be really nice to have a little sun, especially as we are all unloading our “stuff”! 🙂

Speaking of scrapbooking, have you been introduced to the New Orleans Scrapbooking mystery series by Laura Childs? If not, I highly recommend these books! Her latest one, Glitter Bomb, continues the adventures of Carmela Bertrand, scrapbook store owner and amateur sleuth.

Glitter Bomb - Scrapbooking in New Orleans

Glitter is a staple in my crafting vortex and, as a matter of fact, my home always has a trail of it leading out of my craft room. Yours, too? 🙂

Be sure you are on my mailing list (you can subscribe above) by next Tuesday. I'll be announcing a contest that you won't want to miss! HINT: it involves GLITTER!!

 

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Posted on October 16, 2018

One-Stop Box for the Holidays!

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper Pumpkin

Hey Stampers! Boy, do I have great news for you today! You know, the holidays are just around the corner. Yep, it's true. I've even seen holiday decorations starting to go up in some of our stores. I have to be honest, that's just a tad weird to me…it isn't even Halloween yet! I get it, they want to get a jump on the season AND the  sales generated by the shopping public! In that spirit, I want to provide you with a solution for your holiday crafting needs today….a one-stop box, created with YOU in mind!

One-Stop Box for the Holidays!

This specially-designed box is filled with everything you need for creating holly-jolly, handmade cards! HINT: the box itself is a sneak peek of what's inside! Supplies will be included to make TEN cards, 5 each of 2 unique holiday designs. The best part? It's only $19.95…and that INCLUDES shipping!! I'm going to purchase a few extra to take the stress out of my cardmaking this year.

In addition to grabbing one or more boxes for yourself, you can gift a Paper Pumpkin subscription. Seriously, everything (except maybe a pair of scissors, and we all have one of those laying around, right?!) you need to create the cards comes in the box! Here are the ways to subscribe, either for yourself or for a special friend!

  • Sign yourself and or/a friend up for a Paper Pumpkin subscription before November 10!
  • Purchase a prepaid code(s) and give them to your friends/family members as gifts. Tell them to redeem their prepaid codes on paperpumpkin.com by November 10 to get the special holiday edition kit!
  • If you are already a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber, increase your kit quantity in November as part of your regular November subscription and give away the extras as gifts!

Questions? Please do give me a shout. 

 

 

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Posted on October 15, 2018

It Was A Gullywasher….BUT They Still Came!

Classes / Events/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. Let me tell you about mine! It was a gullywasher…but they still came! Who you might ask? Why, my loyal customers and friends.

It Was A Gullywasher….BUT They Still Came!

The rain could not keep my stampers away; some of the groups drove over an hour to get to my Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog Open house.  The event was free, and the first 25 who RSVP'd got a free gift. I had 6 projects, a few snacks and samples galore. There was an extra project for those who decided to place an order, and let me tell you, almost everyone did! 🙂

The projects used new products from the current holiday catalog and I set things up in stations around the room. Here are two of the projects:

It Was A Gullywasher….BUT They Still Came!

Moral of the story? Neither snow, nor sleet, nor hail, nor a good ‘ol gullywasher can keep us away from a day of stamping! 🙂

If you live in the Dallas metroplex area, be sure you're on my email newsletter list (fill in your name and email at the top of this post). I definitely want to invite you to my next event!

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Posted on October 11, 2018

Winter Woods Fall Thank You Card

Product Information/ Stamping

Hey Stampers! Thanks for popping in today. I have a Fall Thank You card using the Winter Woods stamp set found in our Holiday Catalog. My Tuesday post showed you a Halloween card using this same stamp set. If you missed that post, see it here.

Winter Woods Fall Thank You Card

This card looks totally different than my Halloween project. Versatility is one of the things I like best about Stampin' Up! products. Of course, I would love to own every single stamp set we sell, but that's just not possible. If you have limited funds as well, I hope you find my ideas helpful to get the most out of your stamp sets and other supplies!

Here are all the details for today's project:

Supplies:

  • Stamp Sets: *Winter Woods (147661), Rooted In Nature (146482)
  • Card Stock: Whisper White (100730), Pumpkin Pie (105117), Early Espresso
  • Stamp Pads: Pear Pizzazz (147104), Early Espresso (147114), Pumpkin Pie (147086), Cajun Craze (147085), Blackberry Bliss (147092), Mango Melody (147093)
  • Misc: Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Sponge Daubers (133773), 2 1/4” Circle Punch (143720), Stamping Sponge (141337),*Shimmer Paint Frost White (147046), Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers (147158), Stampin’ Spritzers (126185) NON STAMPIN’ UP: Rubbing Alcohol

*These items can be found in the 2018 Holiday Catalog

Measurements:

  • Pumpkin Pie Card Stock: 5 1/2” x 8 1/2” scored and folded at 4 1/4”
  • Whisper White Card Stock: 4” x 5 1/4” (2 pieces) plus small scrap 1/2” x 5 for banner
  • Early Espresso Card Stock: 4 1/8” x 5 3/8”

Instructions:

  • Score and fold the Pumpkin Pie base at 4 1/4″; attach the Early Espresso panel to the card base.
  • Punch one piece of Whisper White Card Stock with the 2 1/4” Circle Punch slightly to the right and inserted all the way. Lay the punched panel over the remaining Whisper White panel and sponge with Pumpkin Pie ink to create the large sun.
  • Ink the Tree Stand with Mango Melody ink; then remove the ink from the tree trunks with a tissue and color the trunks with the Early Espresso marker.
  • With Sponge Daubers, randomly Cajun Craze and Blackberry Bliss to the tree stand to create “Fall” leaves.
  • “Breathe” on the stamp as needed to add moisture and then stamp on the Whisper White Panel.
  • Add grass with the Pear Pizzazz ink.
  • Stamp the sentiment on the small piece of Whisper White and snip to create a banner on each end. Add to the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

If you would like to add the the Winter Woods Stamp Set to your collection, or need any other Stampin' Up! products, I'd love to have you shop with me at my online store.

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