Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Watch and Learn Wednesday-What do I Own?-Organizational Tips (click here if reading this in your email)

Hi, Everyone,
Every now and then I receive one of those phone calls telling me you ordered something you already have!! Yes, you know who you are! Well, below is a video from a demonstrator, Laura Borchert, explaining how she keeps up with what she already owns.  I use a similar method in that I highlight in yellow the title of items I own. When the retired list comes out, I write an R by the item title if it is retiring. Take a look at Laura's short video showing her similar method.

Until next time!

Monday, May 21, 2018

Short Videos Highlighting my Father's Day Cards Last Week (click here if reading this email to view videos)

Hi, Everyone!
Last week was a busy week with 3 days of Father's Day Classes! Below are short videos highlighting each class. Take a look to see how much fun you're missing if you're not attending my classes!

Monday's Class

Thursday's Classes (2 classes)

Saturday's Class

Friday, May 18, 2018

Lantern Builder Framelit Dies only $19.80!!! (if reading in email, click here)

If you love lanterns, then you don't want to miss out on the Lantern Builder Framelit Die set that was $33.00, and now is only $19.80 (price below doesn't reflect discount)! I used this die set to make a light-up card for one of my Christmas Card Classes last year, but this card is so beautiful, it doesn't need to light up! Also, the fun thing about lanterns is that they are year round. I have them all over my home - in my bedroom, living room, bathrooms, and in my craft room. Yes, I love lanterns! Below are the directions and product list for making this beautiful card. Keep in mind that with a few adjustments, this could be made for any season. The Patterned Pumpkin Dies are also on the Clearance Rack for just $16.20! Just click on the products links below to purchase any of the products used to make this card. Please use the Hostess Code S3YWFCG3 if your purchase is less than $150. If over $150, go shopping with your Reward Money!


Real Red 4 ¼" x 11"
Champagne Foil 3" x 4"
Very Vanilla 4" x 5 ¼", scraps
Red Foil scraps
Black 2 ¾” strips
Red Glimmer Paper 1” strip
Garden Green scraps
Window sheet 1 ¾" x 2 ¼"

1. Fold card base in half.

2. Emboss Very Vanilla piece with the Pinewood Planks embossing folder (only use one cutting plate).

3. Lightly sponge Very Vanilla piece with Smoky Slate.

4. Cut lantern frame from black cardstock and the overlaying piece from Champagne foil. Using the center lantern die, cut the centers out of both pieces. Adhere the 2 together. Adhere window sheet behind lantern.

5. Cut candle from red foil and vellum. Cut flame off red foil candle. Adhere vellum candle behind red foil candle. Color flame with Daffodil Delight medium Blends.

6. Cut greenery from Garden Green using die from Christmas Staircase.

7. Cut swirls from red foil with Patterned Pumpkins Thinlits dies (on Clearance Rack for $16.20). Cut bow from red glimmer paper with bow die.

8. Stamp sentiment in Real Red on Very Vanilla and punch with Classic Label punch.

9. Adhere lantern with dimensionals leaving the bottom open. Adhere candle on Very Vanilla piece in window of lantern. Apply a little glue to back or greenery and stick behind lantern and adhere. Do the same thing with red swirls.

10. Adhere bow with glue dot.

11. Stamp sentiment from Merry Patterns in Real Red on Very Vanilla scrap, punch with Classic label punch, and adhere below lantern with dimensionals.

Product List
Red Foil Sheets
Red Foil Sheets

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Watch and Learn Wednesday-Tips for Using the Stampin Trimmer (click here if viewing in email to see video)

Do you own the Stampin' Up Trimmer? If not, you should consider purchasing one. They are so easy to use and convenient. Do you need to cut? Easy peasy with the Trimmer. How about scoring? Yep, it does that, too! Connie Stewart addresses a tip on keeping your blades sharp longer in the video below. Watch and Learn!

Click below if you should decide you can't live without one!

Product List

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Watch and Learn Wednesday-Ink Spots (click here if watching in your email to view video)

Don't you just love our Stampin' Up! matching products? I love having card stock that matches ribbon, ink, and other embellishments. Starting June 1st we have 18 colors going away and 21 new or returning colors. That brings up the dilemma of what to do about ink pads - to buy or not to buy? With the new style ink cases, of course, you are going to want the new pads, but financially it may just be a dream. Here is a suggestion for you - buy our Uninked Stampin' Spots (5 for $9 item #141822), the Stampin' Ink Refills ($3.75 each) in the colors of your choice, and make your own ink pads! That way you can add the regular Stampin' Pads a few at a time. Below in a short video by Francine Martin giving you step-by-step instructions on how to do this. Enjoy!

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Saturday's Mother's Day Class and Introduction to Paper Pumpkin (click here if reading in your email to view videos)

We had a great time making Mother's Day Cards at my Saturday class. Participants were Lynda Carrion, Beth Willis, Susan Spicer, Jessica Spicer, Susan O'Halloran, Maurine Daughan, and Brenda Ferrell. If you haven't already, you should come join the fun! Take a look at the highlights of our class.

If you don't know about our monthly Paper Pumpkin Subscription program, now is the time, until May 10th, to consider signing up, because you can get your first 2 months 50% off!! Just go to my Online Store above and look for Paper Pumpkin on the lower left. Make sure you use the code SAVEFIFTY0418 to get your discount. Below is a short introductory video. Below that is Paper Pumpkin 2017 in Review, a short video showing all the kits we received last year. Contact me if you have any questions.

Friday, May 4, 2018

Thursday's Mother's Day Cards Classes (click here if reading in email to view videos)

It was a fun time with this great group of ladies making Mother's Day, Birthday, Graduation, and Sympathy Cards. That's how adaptable my cards can be! Everyone seemed to have a different type of card they needed today, so we made them for all the above occasions. Participants are Judy Marlowe, Jo Curtis, Mary Digiovanni, Jackie Cotsonas, Nancy Mensinger, Selena Jenkins, and Shirley Alday. Here's a short slide show highlighting our class. 

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Watch and Learn Wednesday (click here if reading in email to view video)

Uh, Oh! How to Repair a Mess on the Inside of Your Card!

Oh my goodness! I just made a beautiful card, but messed up the inside either with my handwriting or stamping! How can I fix it? Connie Stewart has made a short video with 3 fixes.  Watch and Learn!