Thursday, August 29, 2013

August Paper Pumpkin - Pedal Praise

And here it is... Pedal Praise!

This first card was made following the sample included with the kit and then I switched things up...

Don't you love the Bicycle and Pennant 'thank you' stamps? The colors in this kit are Burmuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Baked Brown Sugar and Raspberry Ripple. Yummy!
I cut one card base in half and attached the two pieces to Raspberry Ripple and Baked Brown Sugar cardstock card bases and used one other card base to make the two candy holders.
Aren't they cute? They are not my original idea. Becky Roberts had those who were able to attend her downline meeting make a Halloween version and Penny Smiley went home and made the Pedal Praise one.

Being on the same team as this creative ladies is just part of what I love about being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. If you would like to join us, I invite you to signup with me. There is never a bad time to join but if you join by August 31st you will get a bonus FREE Project Kit. You choose $125 worth of product plus your FREE Project Kit and still pay just $99 + tax! Call and chat with me - I would love to answer your questions.

One of these kits could be yours FREE!

Would you like to receive a Paper Pumpkin Kit in the mail next month? There is still time to signup at and get your first 2 months for just $10 each! Be sure to use PROMO CODE: PUMPKINDEAL and signup by Saturday, August 31st or you will not get the discount. Go ahead and try it - you have total control to cancel at anytime!


Sunday, August 18, 2013

Expression Thinlits Dies

The Expression Thinlits Dies are a new addition to the Big Shot lineup and are available in the Holiday Catalog. The set comes with the words thankful, merry and love. We used a 2-way glue pen to attach thankful to this card in class this week. 

A little cardstock, Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper, Baker's Twine and Candy Dots are all you need to create this card.

Here is a video showing all 3 Expression Thinlits and some very useful tips on running them through the Big Shot.

132171 Expression Thinlits Dies $24.95

The new Holiday Catalog is now available and it's full of Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas items plus 17 pages of creative ideas. Get inspired right HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today. Items from the catalogs, clearance rack and new arrivals can be ordered right HERE.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

8 NEW Single Stamps for Christmas

I have to admit my brain is beginning to think Christmas Cards. I know, we are having the best warm, dry summer in many years and I am enjoying the sunshine - but...

Click here to see the new Holiday Stamp Collection available now through January from Stampin' Up! These are 3 of my favorites.

These are single, clear-mount stamps priced $4.95 - $9.95 and will come to you packaged in cello bags. I love that most of this collection coordinates with a framelit or punch making them so easy to use as tags or layers on a card.

Not quite ready for Christmas? Here is one of the cards we made in class yesterday. It was inspired by a card I saw online by Demonstrator Terry Bolender and uses the new Circle Card Thinlits.

Stamps: Magnificent Maple, Gorgeous Grundge, Seasonal Sayings
Ink: Gold Metallic Encore Pad, Chocolate Chip & Crushed Curry Classic Pads
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Gold Foil Sheets and Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper

Label Card Thinlits #133479
Circle Card Thinlits #133480
Just look at all the thinlits you get in these sets! It is so much fun to make cards that flip and surprise. You can see more details and watch a video here.

Happy Stamping!


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Work or Play?

I love my job! I have already shared that one of the best parts of Convention a few weeks ago was the time spent with other demonstrators. I especially love to see friends from around the country I have met before and those I had only known online until now. So fun! These are just a few of the cards members of the Inking Everything Team have shared with me...
Becky Roberts

Jennifer Valk

Sharon Wren

Mandy Schneider

Raquelle Clifton

Patricia Emerick - the winning card in the team swap contest!
Aren't the great?! I will share a few more from this talented group another day.

Would you like to join my team and gain access to more samples and inspiration like these? It's a great time to join Stampin' Up! and get something FREE!


You’ll get to pick a FREE project kit in addition to your starter kit when you join Stampin’ Up! between July 15 and August 31. Check out the amazing kit options packed with brand-new products below. But before you do, here are just a few of the awesome things to love when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator:
When you sign up you’ll get $125 us worth of products plus business supplies all for just $99! Plus FREE SHIPPING for even more savings!
You’ll have a 20 percent permanent discount on EVERYTHING.
You’ll have a chance to meet tons of other creative women at Stampin’ Up! events and in our online communities.
If you want to make money, you can sell to your friends (old and new) and do it all on your terms—your schedule, your way.
You’ll get to be in business with a solid company—it’s our 25th anniversary this year!
PLUS, you’ll get to choose one of these kits for FREE if you sign up by the end of August:

So many GREAT choices!!
Joining Stampin' Up! is a big decision for you and selecting the right team to join is important. Feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions, then come join the fun with my team!

Let's Stamp!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

July Paper Pumpkin - Party Pennants

This was the perfect kit to have arrive last week. I made one set to use on my husband and daughter's birthday cake (they share the day) and then created 3 cards with the rest of the supplies.

The kit came with Pool Party and Summer Starfruit Ink so I stayed with that color combination just adding Cherry Cobbler, Basic Gray & Island Indigo Ink and some stamps from past kits.
Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber yet? Paper Pumpkin is perfect for those new to crafting and those with limited supplies. If you are experienced with lots of supplies they are a great starting point for your creativity. I love the surprise that comes each month!

Now through August 31st new subscribers will receive 50% off their first 2 months! That's just $10 a month INCLUDING Shipping! All you have to do is enter the promo code: PUMPKINDEAL when you signup (and please choose me as your demonstrator) It's a great time to try it out for yourself or give it as a gift!

During convention, Stampin' Up! has a commercial contest. This cute commercial was submitted by a demonstrator...

You can subscribe at 
Don't forget the Promo Code: PUMPKINDEAL

Signup by August 10th to receive your welcome kit in August and your first surprise kit in September!

The Holiday Catalog went 'live' today! See it here

Shop online to have your new products delivered directly to you and use Hostess code: F4SPP49K during checkout to be entered to be the Mystery Hostess when I close the party on August 15th. I will contact the Mystery Hostess to see how you would like to spend your earned Hostess dollars.