Monday, October 1, 2018

World Card Making Day - Stampin' Up! Style

Why celebrate for one day when you can party all week!?

What a great time for a sale! Did you know that our Card & Project Kits make great gifts? Who do you have on your gift buying list who would enjoy an all-inclusive kit to make cards or learn calligraphy? It is also a great time for you to stock up on Note Cards & Envelopes and some adhesives.

Click on any product to visit my online store 

I'm published! I have joined 7 other demonstrators from around the world to bring you 16 Cards & Projects using our favorite Holiday Catalog products.

Option 1: Place an order of $35 or more during October and I will email the IDEAS Tutorial to you!
Please use the October Host Code X2TT7VCF during checkout.

Option 2: Buy the tutorial for $15

Here is a sneak peek of one of my projects :)

Happy Stamping!
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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Country Home for Fall

What?! It is Fall already? Where has this month gone? I seem to have been having trouble getting into the grove of the new school year and while I have been stamping and teaching classes, my blog hasn't seen any love. Here is one of the cards we stamped in class this month...

The Country Home Stamp Set is perfect for coloring and on this card we used Stampin' Write Markers. The Blackberry Bliss cardstock is embossed with the awesome Tin Tile Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Strips of Country Lane Designer Series Paper and Chicken Wire Elements bring more color and texture.

Have you visited the Clearance Rack lately? "New" (retired) products were added this week including my favorite Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbons. You might find one of your favorites there!

Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? 
Our Frights & Delights September kit was a spectacularly spooky success! Refills (149540) will be available starting September 24 and can be found in the online store. Additionally, due to this kit’s special seasonal appeal, we’ve decided to place the FULL KIT (149671) on sale as a past kit right away (with no typical 3-month delay). Woo-HOO! Full kits will also be available on September 24 and can be found in the online store. Refills and full kits are only available while supplies last to Paper Pumpkin subscribers, so don’t miss out!

Next time I will show you a card we colored with the Stampin' Blends!

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Let's Get Ready for the Holidays!

School started today for my 5th & 4th Graders. Don't they look ready for a great year?

Of course, the awesome news for YOU is that today is the 1st day you can order from the Holiday Catalog!!!

It's time to start creating for Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas! How about kicking off the season with a PRIZE! 
Please comment below and let me know what your favorite holiday and new product is and I will select one of you to receive a package of the fun Santa's Workshop Enamel Shapes.

If you earned Bonus coupons during August you may redeem them now through September 30th.

The September Host Code for online orders is PMBU74XW

Happy Shopping! 


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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Getting Ready for the Holidays!

Happy September! Labor Day Weekend is the unofficial end of summer.  My school-age kids will be back in the classroom on Wednesday and we will be off and running on the Fall schedule.

I would love to help you prepare for the upcoming Holidays and it all starts with an invitation to my Holiday Catalog Open House.

Please join me at the Living Room Coffee House
1636 4th Street, Marysville, WA
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

*Pick up your Holiday Catalog

* Door Prizes

* Beautiful Samples

* Make & Take

* Bring a Friend!

The Holiday Catalog goes live for ordering on Wednesday, September 5th.

I have a few spaces available in my Paper & Ribbon Shares. You can see all the details HERE

Do you love Halloween? The September Paper Pumpkin will help you prepare with a project to make 24 fun treat packages to give away. Please make sure your subscription is active by Sept. 10th!

Are you on my email list? You can make sure you are receiving news about the latest Stampin' Up! promotions and my class schedule by entering your email address in the space on the right or in the pop-up screen. I promise not to flood your inbox.

I am also available for private classes for you and your friends. Let's talk about a date and pick a theme for some fun creating!

Happy Stamping!


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Friday, August 24, 2018

Holiday Paper & Ribbon preview

EEK! I posted my first YouTube video to show you the fabulous papers in the new Holiday Catalog.

There are SO many pretties inside and if you are anything like me you will want to play with them ALL!

I have 2 product shares to show you today. Paper & Ribbon. The details are in the video and below...

When you reserve a paper share with me, I will order the new 12"x12" packages of Designer Series Paper, Specialty Designer Series Paper and special packs like Glimmer Paper and Foil Paper. I cut them up, package & label them and mail them to you! You receive usable samples of ALL the new sheets and can purchase full packages of your favorites from the new catalog! This gives you 1/4 package and saves you 75%! 

The 12" x 12" sheets of Designer Series Paper in my share are cut 12" x 6" so you have plenty of pattern to work with!

Here is what you get:
42 pieces of 12" x 6" Designer Series Paper, PLUS 2 pieces of 12" x 6" Foil/Galvanized Metallic Sheets, and 6 pieces of 6" x 6" Glimmer Paper.

        • All is Bright paper = 6 sheets
        • Festive Farmhouse paper = 6 sheets
        • Santa's Workshop Specialty paper = 6 sheets
        • Joyous Noel Specialty paper = 6 sheets
        • Joyous Noel Glimmer paper (6" x 6") = 6 sheets
        • Frosted Floral Specialty paper = 6 sheets
        • Country Lane paper = 6 sheets
        • Galvanized Metallic paper - 1 sheet
        • Toil & Trouble paper = 6 sheets
        • Black Foil paper - 1 sheet

Cost: $33.50 + $7.20 priority shipping if you are not local to me.

The Ribbon & Trim in the 2018 Holiday Catalog will be cut, packaged and labeled to give you 11 yards (2 yards of each).

        • Real Red 3/8" Mixed Satin ribbon
        • 5/8" Striped Burlap trim
        • Festive Farmhouse Cotton twine in 3 colors
        • Garden Green Baker's twine
        • Poppy Parade 1/2" Textured Weave ribbon
        • Merry Merlot/Copper 5/8" Reversible ribbon
        • Tranquil Tide 1/4" Velvet ribbon
        • Braided Linen 3/16" trim
        • Black 3/8" Glittered Organdy ribbon

Cost: $15.50 + $6.70 priority shipping if you are not local to me.

Save on shipping by getting both the Paper & Ribbon shares together: $49.00 + $7.20 priority shipping.

How to Order your New Catalog Paper and/or Ribbon Share:

email me at with the following information:
  • subject line: 2018 Holiday catalog share
  • your name
  • your address & phone number
  • the email address you use for PayPal*

I will put you on the reservation list and send a PayPal invoice on Friday, September 29, 2018. 

*If you don't have a PayPal account you can still pay via PayPal using a credit or debit card.

Deadline to reserve your share and pay is 9/4/18

I am able to ship to U.S. addresses only.

Here is the schedule:

Send me an email by September 4th to reserve your share.

  • August 29, 2018: I will email PayPal invoices as each group of 4 (paper) or 5 (ribbon) fills up.
  • September 5, 2018: I will place a Stampin' Up! order for all the paper and ribbon for everyone who has PAID their invoice.
  • September 13 - 16, 2018: I will cut, sort, label and repackage all of the paper and ribbon for you.
  • September 17, 2018: I will print PayPal labels and shares will be mailed out to you. Any delays due to backorders from Stampin' Up! will be communicated to you.

Cost details:
$33.50 for 50 pieces of Designer Series & Specialty Paper
$15.50 for 11 (2 yard) pieces of Ribbon 
+ appropriate shipping = Priority Flat Rate Mailer including tracking

That's it! 

Thank you for reading to the end and I would be so honored if you watched the video and subscribed to my new YouTube channel. I will be posting more videos soon!
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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Sea of Textures bundle - Card Kit by Mail

Do you love the Sea of Textures bundle as much as I do? I live on an island in Puget Sound (Gedney, (Hat) Island, WA) and love my time on the beach. We are having so much fun making these cards in my classes this month.

I have already shown you the 2 cards on the left in previous posts. Here are the close-ups of the cards on the right...

There are SO many Framelits in the set! Coral, Sea Grass, Sand Dollars, Net, Octopus, Star Fish from the centers of the Sand Dollars and even little fish that I haven't had a chance to use! So clever! The coral can also be stamped but I left them plain on my cards.

August Card Kit in the Mail 

Purchase the Sea of Textures stamp set and Under the Sea Framelits Dies Bundle along with the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles and I will send you the paper supplies and PDF instructions needed to complete my 4 cards.  

Please use Host Code: PNBU74XW during checkout.

By spending more than $50 you will also receive a $5.00 coupon code to use on an order place in September! Yay for Bonus Days!!!

Here are some of the many supplies used for these cards. Please click on any link to shop in my online store.

For every $50 in product purchased during August you will receive a coupon code worth $5 to use in September. That is like 10% cash back!

Happy Shopping & Stamping!
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