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12 Weeks of Christmas Coming Soon!

By | September 25, 2014

Can you believe it???  Next week I will be kicking off my “12 Weeks of Christmas” campaign with ideas for cards, gifts and wrappings.  If you would like to receive these ideas, you MUST sign up to be on my notification list.  You can sign up right on the sidebar, or click here.  This is the same list I… Read More »

Back to Class … Stamping Class

By | September 4, 2014

Well, Labor day has come and gone.  School is now in session and summer is over – even though the weather may indicate otherwise.  It’s time for you to go back to Card class!  My September card class is on Friday, September 12 at 10 am or 7pm.  We are going to be making these great cards using… Read More »

Sneak Peek

By | August 25, 2014

Every Christmas Santa leaves a Nutcracker from Germany on our mantle.  I think we have about 7 of them now and they all have their own distinct personality.  A few are traditional, one is a drummer, one a baker and last year’s was a little bit whimsical.  They have become a fun part of our Christmas tradition.  After… Read More »

Happy Birthday Dad!

By | August 22, 2014

Today is my dad’s Birthday.  I was trying to think of what type of card to make him.  Over the years I’ve made lobster and fish cards because he loves boating and diving in the ocean.  This year I wanted to make something different.  This summer a new dairy farm, Hornstra Farms, opened up a mile away from… Read More »


By | August 11, 2014

When my daughter was much younger she used to call braces “sparkles on the teeth” and wished she could have them.  The jury is out if she will be getting them or not – but her friend is getting them tomorrow.  We both thought this was a great occasion to send a card, so she came up with… Read More »

August Card Class – A little bit of Everything

By | August 3, 2014

Sometimes you just need a stockpile of cards for that future occasion (especially when you’re not expecting it).  I hope this month’s class will help you out. A simple, yet elegant card.  You can certainly replace the “With Sympathy” with any sentiment.  A few techniques are used – masking, Aqua painters and some Crystal Effects (although it may… Read More »

50% off Your First Two Months!!!

By | July 25, 2014

That’s right – you get 50% off your first two months as a new subscriber to the awesome Paper Pumpkin.  Click on my Paper Pumpkin sidebar to start your subscription AND don’t forget to enter the code “HALFOFF2” to get your super discount. I haven’t put my July kit together yet, but a fellow demonstrator did and I… Read More »

Calling All Super-Heroes!

By | June 12, 2014

Didn’t we all have a Superhero when we were growing up?  I loved to pretend to be Batwoman while climbing the neighbor’s tree.  And, I did have a sweet pair of Wonderwoman underroes that I loved to wear as pajamas in the summer. Now, it’s your turn to play super-hero and create your own!  Look at this great… Read More »

Work of Art – I love this set!!!

By | June 10, 2014

I made these cards over the weekend using one of my favorite new sets, Work of Art.  The versatility is endless!!!  I can’t wait to make up some more designs, but housework is calling.   Here’s the complete set.  Wood #134111 $29.95, clear #134114 $21.95

Welcome New 2014/15 Catalog!

By | June 2, 2014

It’s finally here!  The new 2014/15 catalog.  I received mine about a month ago at the Stampin’ Up!’s Catalog Premiere Event and am loving every page of it.  If you would like your own copy, please contact me and I will get one to you.  I am sure your wish list will be  as long as mine.  Luckily,… Read More »

Join Stampin’ Up! for only $50!

By | May 28, 2014

For a limited time you can join Stampin’ Up! for just $50! This amazing opportunity will only last until June 30, 2014, so take what you already love doing—stamping and crafting—and make a little money while you’re at it! When you join Stampin’ Up! during this limited-time offer, you’ll receive:  $55 worth of products and free shipping –… Read More »

3 Secrets to being Happy

By | May 17, 2014

Nancy Kogan, CEO of Happier, Inc. created an app (Happier) that helps you keep track of the happy moments of your day. Research shows that people who focus on finding a few positive things about their life are happier, healthier and less stressed. Sounds like a good goal to me! These are her 3 Secrets to Happiness: 1.… Read More »

Stampin’ Up! + Project Life = A Match Made in Paper Heaven

By | May 5, 2014

Get ready for a scrapbooking revolution with Project Life! It helps busy people (so basically all of us) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way. Stampin’ Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, to offer a complete line of elite products. Becky explains, “It’s called Project LIFE because it’s… Read More »

Free Shipping & Retiring Lists

By | April 21, 2014

Free Shipping on all orders until Friday, April 25!!!! All of the items on the retiring lists are available from April 21 through June 4 or while supplies last, so order soon! Take advantage of the free shipping. Click here to see what’s on the lists: Retiring Stamp Sets & Accessories

By | April 16, 2014

BIG NEWS!!! Stampin’ Up! is so excited to let you know they’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, I’ll fill you in: it’s a super simple,… Read More »