Artisan Design Gift Giving Solution Day 2 …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Tuesday I shared with you the first of 2 gift giving ideas from our Artisan team, today’s project share has got it in the bag!  A beautiful and elegant gift bag your friends would love to get.

Today’s guest Artisan team member is Connie Collins …

Connie Collins

  Created by Connie Collins

Connie say’s … “If you can wrap a present, then you can make tis vintage inspired mini gift bag.  It’s simple – just find a small box the same size as the bag you want to make.  Then, wrap one end of the box with light weight Designer Series Paper just like you would if you were wrapping a present.  Then just slip it off, and you’re ready to fill it with something special to give to a friend.


I don’t know about you … but I’m going to try this!  Just think of all the fun holidays you could “bag up” in an instant!

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Have yourself a wonderful day!




Even Cinderella wouldn’t miss this deal …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Our creative carriage awaits …

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up–get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!  Watch the videos and check out the samples …

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Offer Dates: Now thru September 10, 2014

CLICK HERE and enter promo code HALFOFF2

Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

This offer is for new subscribers only and for the month-to-month subscriptions only – not prepaid subscriptions.

Travel back with me…

See what some of the past kits were and some creative options my fellow stampers have done with these kits.  I pulled the samples from the Stampin’ Up! Paper Pumpkin sight on Pinterest.

I too have a Paper Pumpkin board on Pinterest, and I’m in the process of setting up a Blog page for all my Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  ONLY those who subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me can view this special page.

One of my favorites from November 2013.  I love Star’s and I don’t do the “sewing” so this was a special treat for me …

Here is a fabulous party setting that a fellow demonstrator created using this kit…


I’m ready to celebrate!  This kit is also available to purchase if you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber.

Here is the January 2014 kit, a fun one for those who love stickers!

This beautiful banner was designed using the card base from this kit… How cute it that!


And last but not least, I would like to share the March 2014 kit.  I loved the wood greetings … and did you know that you can emboss them, glitter them and even stamp on them!?  Too cool.  Here’s the video …

What a great idea from Artisan Cathy Caines …


It’s so cute!  What a wonderful way to say Thank You.

Some past kits are available but you can’t get them unless you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber… a benefit of being a subscriber.

To subscribe … CLICK HERE and enter promo code HALFOFF2

Please let me know if you have any questions. I’d be happy to help!  You really don’t want to miss out on one more month … it’s like Christmas every month!

Thanks for checking this out.  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for part 2 of my packaging solutions.

Have a great day ~


Artisan Design Gift Giving Solution 1 …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Stampin’ Up! recently shared some beautiful projects created by our Artisan Team.  Talented demonstrators submit their artwork to Stampin’ Up! and each year a new team is chosen… it is a honor to be picked from so many entries.

Today I want to share with you the first of 2 gift giving ideas!  Come back tomorrow to see my second pick for a great gifting solution!

Today’s guest Artisian team member is Cindy Shuster

Cindy Schuster

 Created by Cindy Schuster

Cindy say’s … “Have you seen the designs in the Playground Project Life Card Collection yet?  They are awesome bold and fun patterns and have the neatest sayings!  Just pair them with some yummy ribbon and they’re perfect for some gift boxes to give to anyone special at any age!  Who knew Project Life® by Stampin’ Up! could be more than memory keeping.


Wow … I love her cute gift boxes.  You’ve seen me use the Project Life® by Stampin’ Up! for cardmaking, now you have another great idea to use them!!   MY card …



Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is a wonderful family to belong to.  It really is all about sharing & caring.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Have a great day!





Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share a totally cute card and an awesome opportunity for you to get it Free!  The Stamp Set that is … and save some cash!  Let me introduce you to my  ….


One Day Only Sale!

Here’s how it works … Order $75 in product (before shipping & handling) and receive the 2014 “Flamingo Lingo” Ronald McDonald Charity Stamp Set for FREE! (A $16.95 Value) … FYI, $3 from each set with go to the RMHC!!

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Ronald McDonald Charity Houses … Since 1974, our network of local Chapters have been making children happier and healthier by keeping families together – giving them a place to rest and refresh. A place that feels like home. These programs, tailored to meet the urgent needs of each community, can now be found in more than 58 countries and regions across the globe.  I am proud to be associated with Stampin’ Up! who is a global sponsor of the RMHC.

Here is my card that I created using this awesome stamp set… Flamingo Lingo!


 NOW JOIN THE FUN … Everyone who placed their order and receives their “Flamingo Lingo” stamp set will be invited to a FLAMINGO LINGO STAMP PARTY!!  For only $5.00 you will make 3 fabulous cards using your new stamp set!  I’d be “tickled pink” if you’d join me!

If your not in my immediate area to join us at the Flamingo party … I will e-mail you pics of our cards.

Here’s how to order …

ORDERING ON-LINE … use HOSTESS CODE 4MNEYJGJ.  Your order will be shipped directly to you.  I will send you your FREE Flamingo Lingo stamp set (do not put it on your order) along with a hand-stamped Thank You from me!  You have until midnight Central Time to place your order to qualify for FREE stamp set.

If you order more than $150 … DO NOT USE the Hostess Code – collect the Hostess Benefits on your order.

ORDER THROUGH ME … Call me (262-334-1009) or e-mail me ( your order.  You will need your credit card information.  The order will be shipped to me and I will contact you when it’s ready for pick-up.  Your Flamingo Lingo stamp set will be included in your order along with a hand-stamped Thank You from me.  You have until 9 pm – central time to place your order to qualify for the free stamp set.


Here are some great promotions to keep in mind when ordering

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During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you’ll get one free. That’s like getting $10.95 off your purchase!


I used the Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon and the Bitty Banner Framelits for the Weekly Deals on today’s card!


Today’s a great day to get some great items at a big discount and receive an awesome stamp set for FREE!  So grab your catalog and get ready for some savings … and a FREE Stamp Set!

Please let me know if you have any questions.  Remember… the sale ends today 7-28-14 at midnight for on-line orders and 9pm for call in or e-mailed orders to qualify for the FREE stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by ~

Have an awesome Monday!













Hip-Hip Hooray … for Sundays!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have a quick and easy card to share with you.   I gave the basic card layout a bit of a twist to create some added fun!

Simply begin with a half sheet of cardstock cut horizontally (the long way) and fold in half … then fold the top half back onto itself!


I use the Fast Fuse adhesive to secure it and make sure it doesn’t pop back open.  I used SNAIL for the remainder of the card.

The crazy fun designer paper I used is the  “Confetti Celebration”, doesn’t it just scream … let’s party!!  The large piece on the card measures 2-1/2″ x 4″.


My “hip-hip hooray!” and “you did it” comes from the stamp set “Bravo” found on page 133.  It’s a great stamp set for birthdays, graduations or anytime you want to congratulate someone.  A must have for your stamp collection.

Now … didn’t I say this way easy!  And a different style of card that’s just a bit more fun!  Hip-Hip Hooray for Sundays 🙂



GRAB your catalog and create your wish list, because

tomorrow I hosting a “ONE DAY ONLY EVENT … Monday Madness”.

Stop back for full details.

If you are on my mailing list … you will receive a special e-mail invite.

Thank you for checking out my blog today.

Have a Super Sunday!





Butterfly in Black & White *Guest Stamper: Anne T.

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy Weekend!!  Hope  you have some fun planned for this weekend.

Yesterday I came home to a wonderful surprise!  I had borrowed a stamp to a friend and when she returned it … she had added a beautiful card.  How sweet is that!?

So today’s guest stamper is Anne T.  I don’t think I could honor her card anymore than by sharing it’s beauty with all of you.


Anne used the Swallowtail stamp set and the card is done in Black & White … very stunning.  A second butterfly was stamped and cut to layer and add dimension to the card.

Although the verse is discontinued, I’m sure many of you have it and it is so pretty.  If not, we have beautiful sayings in our current catalog.

That touch of bling with the rhinestones really finishes off the card beautifully.


Thank you Anne for the card … you can borrow my stamp sets anytime! lol

Thanks all for stopping by.

Have a fun day ~


Gold goes Fast to Fabulous …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Put away your BigShot because today we’re punching!  I’m also going to show you a great tip to create some fun on your cards … works great when you’re creating with the kids.  Our color pallet today is Gold and Vanilla with a pop of Cherry Cobbler.

You will need our Transfer Adhesive sheet because we are making stickers!!  I pulled back the top piece and carefully laid my Gold Foil Sheet onto the sticky side.  I like to put a scrap paper over the top and then apply even pressure to the entire foil sheet to ensure it’s evenly attached.


Now just pull the foil sheet off and you have a sticker sheet!  You can do this with your cardstock, designer paper or any of the specialty paper.  Makes application of multiple items quicker, and it’s great for little fingers that aren’t so good with the snail adhesives.

Next I cut my gold foil down to 4″ x 5-1/4″ then punched out my circles.  I used that piece as my mat for my card front… no one will see where you punched so, NO WASTE!

My vanilla card front is 3-3/4″ x 5″.  I just peeled off the backing and placed the dots were I wanted them …  No fuss … No muss!


The “For You” comes from the Hostess stamp set, “Hello There”.  I inked up the stamp with the Gold Metallic Encore ink, sprinkled my gold embossing powder on, tapped off the excess, and heat embossed.

I punched it out with the 1-1/4″ circle punch and I added one pop of color … Cherry Cobbler with the 1-3/4″ circle punch.  My greeting was popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.

To finish, I added a strip of the Fast Fuse adhesive to the back side and wrapped the card front with Metallic Gold Bakers Twine.  H-O-L-Y Cow … that Fast Fuse really holds!  The entire card front was popped up  … I love layers and dimension.


And that’s it … fast to make, fabulous to look at!  Besides, who doesn’t love Polka Dots!

Thanks for stopping by today.

Have yourself a Fabulous Friday ~