Sunday, March 31, 2013


This is one of those cards that makes me smile.  I love the layers, textures, and colors. Although camping is not my idea of fun, there are plenty of people who love it. My inlaws have a cabin, a remote cabin, on the Colorado/Wyoming border.  You boil water to bathe, use propane gas to light the hanging lights, run the refrigerator, and stove. The fireplace and wood burning stove takes the temperature from 0* to 104*.  For a kicker, there is a double seater outhouse. In my almost 33 years of marriage, I have braved it 3 times. We hiked to the Waterfalls, had a picnic at the Lake, fished in the Stream, & got stuck in the beaver dams. I loved the time there with my inlaws and kids & husband, but camping is not my thing. 

We don't have a stamp that says Camp On, but I used the Stamp Set Carry On and using my Stamp-a-ma-jig and SU Markers, I marked the stamp STAMP ON omitting the "ST", so it said "AMP ON" and then marked the "C" from "CALM" and lined it up using my Stamp-a-ma-jig.

Stamp Sets:  The Great Outdoors, Carry On
Ink:  Gumball Green, Night of Navy, Summer Starfruit, Black Stazon
Card Stock:  Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Summer Starfruit
DSP:  Print Poetry
And More:  Ticket Punch, Linen Thread, Spritzer, Mini Silver Brads, Paper Piercing Tool

Friday, March 29, 2013


Ready for a PAR-TAY?  How about a girly party?  Tea for Two Designer Series Paper is perfect for this Party Ensemble!  Do you see the banner on the place card?  It's a new set using our Photopolymer Stamp Set- Designer Typeset. Click on the image below to view the set and watch a video from Stampin' Up!
Purchase Sticky Note Purse Pattern HERE

Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set - Stampin' Up!

Tip:  Take 2 clear desert plates and cut a circle out of the DSP and place it between the two clear plates and use 4 glue dots around the edge to hold the 2 plates together. The fork is tucked inside a Petal Cone with a napkin and a Calypso Coral Polka Dot Ribbon.

Tip: Make your own tea bag with the Tag Punch.

Add your guest's  name to their place card.

TIP: Tail Feathers were made using the Designer Rosette Bigz Die. Cut one strip the size you prefer for your bird on the pointed design side. Run it through again after you move it over so the score lines will score on the points.

Thursday, March 28, 2013


I bought a Post-It Purse from the local office supply store with the intention of making it into a 3D project.  I made these purses using the Pop-Up sticky notes (the accordian style sticky notes).  You can omit the cut out and the purse makes a great gift card holder.
Stamp Set: Secret Garden
Ink: Versa Mark, Marker- Cajun Craze
Card Stock: So Saffron, Calypso Coral
DSP: Tea for Two (Spring Mini)
And More:  Secret Garden Framelits, Antique Brads, Victoria Lace, Pearls, Doily, White Embossing Powder, Pop Up Sticky Notes, Corner Rounder
Purchase Pattern at  Laura's Store Tab or HERE

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Harrison, my first grandbaby,  is now a 1 year old, but as Scrapbookers know, being 6 months behind isn't so bad! LOL! I titled this page "Time Flies". I think using a Kite, and various Clocks, and the Clockworks Stamp Set, echos the tone for how fast the first 6 months flew by.
Stamp Set: Clockworks, Lovely Little Labels
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Cajun Craze, Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla., Not Quite Navy, Cajun Craze
DSP: Parker's Patterns (Spring Mini)
And more:  Mini Silver Brads, Little Labels Punch Pack, Jewelry Punch, Tea Time Trinkets, Hung Up Cute Clips, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Linen Thread, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, Top Note Die, Aqua Painter. Tooth Pick, Color Spritzer Tool.

Sunday, March 24, 2013


A preview and a chance to order from Stampin' UP!'s new product line- This and That.  It will be in the new Annual Catalog that will be released in JULY! You can order items separately or at a 15% discount if you order it all in a BUNDLE.... Tempting? Oh yah! and want another tempting incentive to fall in LOVE with the new product?  Enter to win a trip to San Diego!
I've ordered mine! Can't Wait!!!! I will be posting about it in a future blog post!

  • Bundle Dates: March 23-April 30 (remember the items that come in the bundle will be available in May and in the new catalog, but we're only offering the discounted bundled until April 30).



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    131268Epic Day This and That Journal$10.95
    130814Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper$10.95
    130133Remember This and That Rotary Stamp$5.95
    131271Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers$4.95
    131269Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape$4.95
    133350Epic Day This and That Bundle
    Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.
    15% Off Retail Value!

    Friday, March 22, 2013


    If you've ordered the First month of My Paper Pumpkin, the Welcome Kit* should have arrived!  I am a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber too!  The kit is complete in itself, but sometimes, we are looking to Step It Up! I will be making "Steppin' It Up!" projects to share with you some alternative projects to make with your kit.  Some projects will use just the kit products, some will be embellished with a few other products from Stampin' Up! I will give you a variety to look at and see.

    Let's start with March 2013's Welcome Kit*

    I was so excited! 1. It arrived! 2. It was a sunny day outside, so I took the picture on the patio!
    We start with this: a kit to make 4 completed cards with envelopes, and all the supplies except adhesive (see me to purchase that- I have on hand!)
     Steppin' It Up! Project #1 Mini Scrapbook. I used the Stamp Set Secret Garden Flowers on the Polka Dot DSP and the Oval Punch for the Sentiment. The outline of the banners is the negative on the Die Cut Sheet. Inside: I sealed the Envelope, cut in half and used as pockets inside for your pictures and journalling. Staples on the outside hold the interior pockets.

    Inside the Mini Scrapbook:
    Steppin' It Up! Project #2 Two Treat Holders. Score your card 1/2" on each side of the prescored line @ 3 3/4" & 4 3/4". Cut your Card Base to 2 3/4" x 8 1/2"  making 2. Place 2 of  your favorite Chocolate Square Candy inside with  Glue Dots. Punch 2 Scallop Circles out of Polka Dot DSP fold in half and staple it to the top of the holder. Cut your Polka Dot Starburst in half stick it on top of the staple.  Cut your So Saffron banner in half and at diagnals add them to the left side.   Ink up Friend only and stamp twice on DSP- use Word Window Punch to punch out Friend. Divide your Scallop Edge in two.

    Steppin' It Up! Project 3 Scallop Circle Card. I made this for the challenge at still addINKtive. You can choose between the Sketch, Color Combo, or Both.  I chose the Sketch to use with My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit.  
    Hello to all the visitors & Designers from still addINKtive.
    The card base was cut using my Big Shot & Scallop Circle. I used the Bird Punch for the bird, wing & leaves. Don't forget to use the negatives on the Die Cut Sheet as I did for the star burst behind the Bird.
    Steppin' It Up! Project #4 Dress Up. Cut your card base to 4 1/4" x 8 1/2". Fold in half.  I used the Dress Up Framelit & the Polka Dot DSP.  Stamp the Sentiment and punch with the Oval Punch.


    • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project -cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
    • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
    • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
    • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
    • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
    • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
    • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
    • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.  It will be $16.95 (plus shipping)
    • Go to www.mypaperpumpkin.com and sign up with me as your demonstrator.
    • Call me with any questions or FAQ’s at www.mypaperpumpkin.com
    Q: What is the Welcome Kit?


    The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. This initial kit is the same for everyone, regardless of which month you subscribe. If you are a new member, we'll send the Welcome kit to you for your first month. Bonus! the Welcome Kit includes a free gift—a clear acrylic block!
    Q: Why is the Welcome Kit always the same?

    The Welcome Kit includes a special welcome to Paper Pumpkin and also a clear-mount block. We want to make sure every new member of Paper Pumpkin feels welcome and has everything she needs to get started stamping!
    Q: What is the free gift?

    You will receive a special free gift with your Welcome kit—a clear-mount acrylic block. You will need your clear block each month to use the stamps that will come with your Paper Pumpkin. Simply press the stamp firmly onto the clear block and the stamp will adhere to the block. Ink up your stamp, and you are ready to go! When you are finished stamping, just peel the stamp off the block.
    Q: If I unsubscribe and re-subscribe later, will I get the Welcome Kit again? 
    Yes. If you are thinking about dropping your membership and resigning at a later time, you might want to consider skipping your Paper Pumpkin for a month or two instead. Then you won’t have the hassle of re-signing up when you are ready for your Paper Pumpkin to reappear.



    A look back at the Sale-a-bration Samples. You can still place an order today and get free product.
    For every $50 (US) you will get to choose a SAB item for free. SHOP NOW thru me or your current demonstrator.

    Wednesday, March 20, 2013


    It's officially Spring! Even if the weather doesn't say Spring here in the midwest, I have chosen to celebrate spring out of paper today! I love my punches, as you know, and used them to create the majority of this card.

    Stamp Set: Take Care
    Ink: Early Espresso
    Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette, Lucky Limeade
    DSP: Tea Party (Spring Mini Catalog)
    And More:  Postage Stamp Punch, 1" Square Punch, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch, Small Scallop Circle Punch (wings & tail feathers), Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Owl Punch (small hearts & feet), Pearl (eye), Calypso Coral Ribbon (sale-a-bration), Early Espresso Ribbon

    I combined 2 Challenges today, a Sketch Challenge from The Paper Players  and a Color Challenge from Fab Friday 14.

    Welcome blog visitors & Designers from Fab Friday & The Paper Players.


    Simple Cards with Endearing Sentiments- these are nice to keep on hand to share a thought.  Make duplicates, or triplicates of your card, and wait to add your greetings or verse for the exact occasion. Sympathy Cards and Thinking of You Cards are wonderful to have extras available to send just when needed.  It is great to have a Stamp Set that covers a variety of basic greetings and sentiments such as
    Loving Thoughts.   The Butterfly Punches keep the card elegant and not over the top for a personal note.

    Stamp Set: Loving Thoughts
    Ink: Summer Starfruit
    Card Stock: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, Sycamore Street DSP (SAB)
    And More:  Bitty Butterfly Punch (Spring Mini 129406), Elegant Butterfly Punch (127526)
    Loving Thoughts - Clear-Mount Stamp
    125845 Loving Thoughts

    Monday, March 18, 2013


    Stamp a sentiment on Basic Black with the Whisper White Ink, smudge some Whisper White Ink with a sponge or dauber to dirty up your background and you have a the Chalkboard Technique mastered! How easy is that? 
    Easel- 3" x 3" Basic Black
    3 1/4" x 3 1/4" Whisper White
    3 Legs- Word Window Punch -Whisper White
    Stamp Set- Occasions Alphabet & I Am (Stampin' UP! Demonstrator Exclusive Stamp Set Convention 2012).  Mini Silver Brads, Flower Trim- dyed with Reinkers, Ticket Punch, Hang Ups, Black 1/8" Ribbon, Butterfly Punch, Sponge Dauber
    Inside View

    Saturday, March 16, 2013


    Welcome Visitors and Designers from Hand Stamped Sentiments!
    I took advantage of the cute Owls used to inspire Hand Stamped Sentiment's Color Challenge. The Stamp Set Aviary has a variety of bird cages and birds to make any card whimsical!.
    Stamp Set: Aviary, Tiny Tags
    Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Baja Breeze, Daffodil Delight
    Card Stock, Whisper White
    And More:  Jewelry Tag Punch, Striped Embossing Folder, Daffodil Delight 1/8" Ribbon
    I was awarded a badge from HSS #155! Thank you Design Team!
    Aviary Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
    Tiny Tags - Clear Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!
    Jewelry Tag Punch - by Stampin' Up!

    Thursday, March 14, 2013


    With the spring, comes the rain!  You may as well enjoy the rain because of all that we get from it! So, get out your umbrellas and rain boots & dance in the rain! The Paper Players Color Challenge # 136 reminds me of spring- how about you? 
    Stamp Sets:  Spring Sampler (Spring Mini Catalog), From My Heart
    Ink:  Early Espresso, Regal Rose, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade
    Card Stock:  Whisper White, Pool Party, In Colors- Pool Party DSP
    And More:  Labels Collection Framelits, Pearls, Postage Stamp Punch, 1" Square Punch, Sharpie Marker (to color the pearls)

    Spring Sampler Clear-Mount Stamp Set
    From My Heart Clear-Mount Stamp Set
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