Something Good To Eat – September 2016 Paper Pumpkin

The September 2016 Paper Pumpkin has arrived!

Don’t you just love it? The tube treats are so adorable! Definitely one of my favorite treat kits of this year! Super cute and quick treats for everyone… the September 2016 Paper Pumpkin is a home run for Halloween fun. What do you think?

For those of you who belong to my Paper Pumpkin Crew … remember to visit our group Facebook page to post pictures of your creations and see alternate uses for this kit!

Also … don’t forget about joining me for my Paper Pumpkin Party LIVE event! Why not join me to put together your kit from the comfort of your own home, win some prizes, and have some fun. Life is too short to craft alone! Details for this live event will be posted on the Paper Pumpkin Crew group Facebook page.

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Spooky Fun Halloween!

Can you believe it’s September already? Me, either! This year is passing by so quickly. But … since it is September … do you know what that means? Halloween fun is coming your way!

For those of you who don’t know, Stampin’ Up! has released their Holiday Catalog for 2016 … and it is AWESOME! If you haven’t already taken a look, click here to view what’s new.

Today’s super fun card features Stampin’ Up!’s Spooky Fun stamp set and the Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies. The patterned paper is from the Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper collection. And the best thing is that the Spooky Fun stamp set and the Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies can be purchased together as a bundle to save 10%.

The inspiration for today’s card comes from the Freshly Made Sketches 252 Challenge.

How about a fun, sneak peep of what’s on the inside of this card?

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2016 Holiday Catalog … Plus Stitched With Cheer

It’s finally here! Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog is finally LIVE! Click here to see it now!

Now … I want to show you my absolute favorite new project kit, called Stitched With Cheer! This is the very first thing I put together when I received my preorder. I found the simple stitching for each card really relaxing! I was able to put these cards together in less than 2 hours. Here’s a look at my cards:

This amazing kit includes enough product to make 18 cards (6 each of 3 different designs). Need more than 18 cards … don’t worry! Simply purchase multiple kits for the number of cards you need. This kit is amazing and super easy to put together! It pairs with the Stitched With Cheer stamp set. Here is a look at what is included with this set: Continue reading →

Blogging Friends Blog Hop – September 2016

Welcome to the Blogging Friends September Blog Hop!

I am really happy to be participating in my very first blog hop! The members of this lovely hop are quite talented, so I am honored that they have agreed to include me. The Blogging Friends is a group of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators located all across the U.S. and Canada who get together the first of every month to bring you a fun new themed blog hop. Each hop is loaded with awesome projects and tons of inspiration!

If this is your first visit to my site – Welcome! Be sure to take a look around. If you love what you see, be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to receive a weekly recap of all my posts, notifications of new video tutorials, and other awesome Stampin’ Up! stuff. Also … be sure to leave a comment below to let me know if you are new to my blog. Or if you are one of my followers, let me know how you are liking this new addition to my lineup!

In case you’ve never “done” a blog hop before … here’s how they work: At the bottom of my post, you will see an image to click on that will take you to the next post in the blog hop series. Keep clicking on that same image at the bottom of each blog post to “hop” through all the participating blogs … until you make it back to me. That way you are sure not to miss any projects! There is also a list of all the participating with links at the bottom of this post for your reference.

The blog hop this month is super special, as the Blogging Friends are celebrating their One Year “Blogiversary” … so this month’s theme is celebration or anniversary. Another reason this blog hop is super special … Shelli Gardner, the co-founder of Stampin’ Up!, is making a lovely special guest appearance!

For those of you who know me … I rarely design a card without a specific idea or celebration in mind. Today’s card is no exception. This card is one for my mom … just simply to celebrate her for no reason at all.

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My Top Five Products – Holiday Catalog 2016

Over the last two days I have featured my Top Five bundles and stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!’s new Holiday catalog for 2016. Be sure to check it out the bundles here and/or the stamp sets here if you missed it! So today … I am featuring my Top Five products from the new catalog! There are SO many great new products in this catalog that didn’t fall into the category of bundles or stamps sets, so they get a list all their own!

Remember … Orders from this catalog start September 1. Get your wish list out … it’s about to get a little longer! Click here to get your wish list started if you haven’t already done so.

Aren’t you just dying to know what my top five products are from the 2016 Holiday Catalog?

Of course you are!!

Here we go …

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My Top Five Stamp Sets – Holiday Catalog 2016

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Yesterday, I featured my Top Five Bundles from Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 Holiday Catalog. Be sure to check it out here if you missed it! So today … I am featuring my Top Five stamp sets! There are SO many stamp sets without coordinating punches or framelit/thinlits dies that picking just five was really hard!

Remember … Orders from this catalog start September 1. Get your wish list out … it’s about to get a little longer! Click here to get your wish list started if you haven’t already done so.

Aren’t you just dying to know what my top five stamp sets are from the 2016 Holiday Catalog?

Of course you are!!

Here we go …

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My Top Five Bundles – Holiday Catalog 2016

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It’s my most favorite time of year! I bet you already know what I’m going to say. You got it … the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is here! Orders from this catalog start September 1. Click here to get your wish list started!

This catalog is SO good, one of the best Holiday Catalog I’ve seen in a while! As I have done for my Top 5 series for the Annual Catalog this year, I will be doing three different Top 5 lists including one for holiday bundles, one for stamp sets, and one for my favorite products. This catalog is packed full of bundles … 16 different ones to be exact. It was so hard to pick just five!

Aren’t you just dying to know what my top five bundles are from the 2016 Holiday Catalog?

Of course you are!!

Here we go …

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Thoughtful Branches For You

Have you purchased your Thoughtful Branches Bundle yet?

Stampin’ Up! is offering this Exclusive, Limited-Time Bundle until August 31 or while supplies last. The images are beautiful and the font used for the sentiments is simply gorgeous. This bundle has been very popular, so you will be able to find a ton of project ideas for this set.

Remember … Since me and the hubby will be on vacation for most of August, I am offering a slight change to my Bundles to Love class this month. When you purchase the Thoughtful Branches Bundle from me by the end of August through my online store … I will be sending you a tutorial featuring 4 different projects for you to complete using this beautiful bundle!

But today’s card is a sneak peek! Want the instructions on how to make this super cute card? Order this bundle now! Links to purchase can be found below.

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Bold Botanicals – August 2016 Paper Pumpkin

The August 2016 Paper Pumpkin has arrived!

Don’t you just love it? The cards are so adorable! Definitely one of my favorite kits of this year! From the super versatile stamp set to the cute accessories … the August 2016 Paper Pumpkin is a home run. What do you think?

For those of you who belong to my Paper Pumpkin Crew … remember to visit our group Facebook page to post pictures of your creations and see alternate uses for this kit! Also … don’t forget about joining me for my Paper Pumpkin Party LIVE event! Why not join me to put together your kit from the comfort of your own home, win some prizes, and have some fun. Life is too short to craft alone! Details for this live event will be posted on the Paper Pumpkin Crew group Facebook page.

Not a member of my Paper Pumpkin Crew yet? Continue reading →

Painter’s Palette Hello

A Little Hello

A few months ago, I hosted a Stamps & More Online Class that featured Stampin’ Up!’s Painter’s Palette stamp set. As a thank you for participating in this class, each person received this very special thank you card from me. It isn’t often that I focus on just one color when I make my cards, but I am in love with Sweet Sugarplum! And I love how beautiful the Silver Metallic thread looks with it too. For today’s card, I’ve paired Stampin’ Up!’s Painter’s Palette and Badges & Banners stamps sets with the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack to make this fun card.

Here is what is included with the Painter’s Palette stamp set:

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