Please Take My Survey

I’m trying to figure out what ways would be best to share Stampin’ Up! and paper crafting with all of my friends, their friends, and their friends!

Please take my survey!

It’s quick, only 10 questions that are easy to answer. If I have success with this survey I likely wont have to every make another one…fingers crossed.

If you have any questions please contact me…email…Facebook…Twitter…phone…text!

It’s been a while!

Hey everyone!

Is anyone sick of the snow yet? I know I am! I’m hoping spring is right around the corner with some bright sunshine and slightly warmer temps,

I’ve been very busy with school and work and a few other things happening here, so I haven’t been able to spend much time in my craft room. In fact it’s sort of been taken over by homework lately, while that makes me sad and frustrated I have to make sacrifices to achieve my goals.

I’m still going full steam ahead with Stampin’ Up! So please check out my latest news letting under the NEWSLETTER page. Also I’ve added a promotional even call Quarter Mania! They are held all over, but I will be participating in the one at the Saline American Legion. There is also a link under the NEWSLETTER page that will allow you to pull up a flyer for that event. Come one come all, as long as they are 18 or older.

I’m hoping to be able to share some pictures of what I’ve been doing for the last month and what I have coming up. Some days I think I could really use an assistant…the job probably wouldn’t pay well, but at least you’d get to hang out with me a bit and enjoy some crafting!

Visit again soon!

I Miss Your Face!

On Friday I will have a Sip and Stamp event where we will be making some clean and simple cards while we enjoy some made in Michigan wine. I’m excited for this new format, think of it as Paint and Pour or Painting with a Twist!

I sent some cards out to friends who haven’t been to a class in a little while.

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This stamp came form a set that is a demonstrator exclusive from Stampin’ Up! I love this set and have big plans to use it all the time! I used a sketch from MFT for this card. I like this layout and color scheme so I used this exact same layout with a different sentiment for my swap at our last Stamp and Chat.

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So cute! You will definitely see this layout again. I think it makes a stunning card really quick.

Happy Chevron

Last Saturday I was in a crafting mood. I cleaned up my craft room and started stamping away. I started with this card:

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And then I made 4 more with different colored embellishments. Here is what one of the others looked like:

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Happy to have some cute birthday cards on hand!

Paper Pumpkin

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Today I want to talk a bit about Paper Pumpkin. Paper Pumpkin is a monthly kit offered by Stampin’ Up! that is shipped directly to your door with everything you need for a creative escape. Each kit that is sent to you is a complete surprise, which adds more excitement to this monthly subscription.

Yesterday, my starter kit arrived in the mail! I was so excited to open it and see the actual kit (pictured below), I had seen pictures, but we all know it’s not the same as having the actual product in your hand.  I opened my kit o find my FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write markers, a D size clear block, and all the supplies I need to make 4 adorable cards.

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Sign up before March 31, 2014 as a NEW Paper Pumpkin subscriber to receive a set of 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write markers. Click the picture above to be sent to mypaperpumpkin.com to subscribe.

You will receive the starter kit you see above during your first month and then each month after you will receive a monthly surprise kit. Each month you will be charged $21.15 (includes shipping and tax) around the 10th and your kit will ship right after!

There are many perks to being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. First you get the FREE 2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write markers (a $14.95 value), but occasionally your “Punkin” will arrive with a special gift just because you are a subscriber. Now Stampin’ Up! is offering something exclusively for subscribers:

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You can purchase select past kits and select refills for past kits. Click the link above to view the PDF of which “Punkins” are available. The ordering for these items are a bit tricky, you must call Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator support (1-800-STAMP UP (1-800-782-6787)) to order the kits and refill…OR you can just call me and I will order them for you!

This offer for past kits and refills is something Stampin’ Up! is trying out, but doesn’t know if they will continue to offer past kits or refill. My suggestion is to jump on this opportunity if you are excited about it.

Happy Stampin’ and I hope to see you as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber on my list soon!

Who Doesn’t Love A Deal?!

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If you haven’t visited the clearance rack at Stampin’ Up! lately you should stop by. They added a few “new” things and its always nice to stock up on old favorites for a reduced price. Personally, I’ve seen some DSP that I must have!

Also, check the site weekly on Tuesdays for the weekly deals. I’ve been trying to post the on Facebook and Twitter, but I will also try to post them here!

Happy Valentines Day!

The jury is still out on this day! Sometimes I like it, sometimes I hate it! We will see what today brings.

I wanted to share the package I decorated for my newest stamper, Alice. She bought a small collection of goodies to give to her daughter for Valentines Day and I took the liberty of packaging them up all cute!

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I bought the bag at Target and it’s perfect for adding a Stampin’ Up! touch! I made a tag using my new Angled Tag Punch and stamped the row of hearts from the Language of Love stamp set.

Here is a close up of the tag.

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Thanks for stopping by today! Check back soon for more updates and ideas!

Baby Boy

I’ve been in the card making mood…to be honest it’s really the Esty site promoting mood! I suggested to a co-worker that I could make a beautiful card for her to give with the shower gift we had been picking out throughout the day. Here is what I came up with!

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I used an MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge sketch for this card and more Echo Park DP I got on sale! I also used a retired Stampin’ Up! stamp for the main image which I colored with various colors of ink and my aqua painters! I love love LOVE that the aqua painters are coming back into fashion!

I’ll post this card and more like it on my Etsy site…look for it soon!

Baby Girl

I made this card for Liesl to send to a friend who is expecting a little girl soon.

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I followed one of my favorite Mojo Monday sketches to make this card. I used two old Stampin’ Up! sets for this card…on was even a sale-a-bration set! This DP is Echo Park (I believe) that I picked up at Archivers on sale.

Look for this card on Etsy soon, I will also post a boy version as well!

Happy First Birthday Caleb

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I made this card for Baby Caleb who turned 1 on February 1st! Jordan and I were so happy to be able to celebrate with our friends and their family. While the snow and weather is playing a huge role in our plans this winter we are all definitely making the best out of all the situations that present themselves!

Big Thanks to everyone who changed their plans so we could change our plans that weekend!

Look for this card on Etsy soon, I also plan on posting a girly version too!