Friday, September 25, 2015

Stampin' Addicts Winter Blog Hop Stop #2!

Hello!  Welcome to Stampin' Addicts Winter Holiday Blog Hop.  We are so excited that you have decided to join us for a fun filled hop featuring Stampin' Up! Winter merchandise from the Holiday Catalog.  If you are following the "Hop" in order then you have just arrived from Stop #1 which was Rhonda's Blog: The Stampin' Bunny.  She featured the stamp set Cozy Christmas and the Home for Christmas DSP.  She did such a beautiful job on her projects.  This "Hop" has a total of 11 stops so I do hope you will stay and check them all out.  The stamp set I am featuring is called Happy Scenes and can be bundled with the framelits set called Hearth and Home for a 15% savings.  I will be featuring them together for the "Hop"  
I had a lot of fun with this set as you can see in my group shot of projects.
My first card I chose to make was a simple card.  I used the pine tree stamp and the Let It Snow stamp. I love the photopolymer stamps, the way you can see through them and also how you can bend them into a different shape.  For instance like I did the Let It Snow stamp.  It is a straight line stamp but I was able to move it to make it more whimsical.  And I love how it turned out!
My second project is this fun card.  Now I don't know that I will make a ton of these but I bet my grandsons will like it.  It was a lot of fun to make but did take a couple of hours.  I turned the window on it's side to make a wider window.  There was some fussy cutting involved in this one also.  I stamped the tree on some of the "Home For Christmas" DSP and also cut out one of the cute santa's from that DSP and put him looking in the window.  The saying is from the stamp set "Oh What Fun".
When I saw this window image I immediately thought of how cute it would be as a luminary.  I cut 2 images out and added a piece of vellum between them that I had stamp the pine trees on in the Archival Black.  I made a stand for it using the 2 1/2" circle punch, then fussy cut a couple of poinsettias from the same DSP I used in my second project and also added a pretty gold glitter ribbon to the side of it.
I hope I have given you a little bit of inspiration today.  Thank you so much for stopping by and now it's time to head on over to Betty's BlogKitty Stamp and see the beautiful and inspiring projects that she has created for us.  See you next time!

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Paper Pumpkin September 2015

This months kit is so stinkin' cute!  If you would like to order one just go to My Paper Pumpkin and subscribe today.  Be sure and add my name as your demonstrator!

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Stampin' Addicts Fall Holiday Blog Hop

Hi Stampers! and welcome to the Stampin' Addicts Fall Holiday Blog Hop.  Stampin' Up! had really done a super job with the new Holiday Mini Catalog that has just been released and customers can start ordering from it on September 1st!  Hopefully checking out the blog hop will help you decide on some products to get you started on your way to some crafty fun.  We will also be doing a Winter Holiday Blog Hop soon so be sure to watch for that.   There are 7 stops in the hop and if you are hopping in order then you have just arrived from Rhonda's blog The Stampin' Bunny where she did a beautiful job showcasing "Among The Branches" stamp set.  Great job Rhonda!  Now let me tell you a little about the stamp set I am showcasing.  It is called "A Little Something" bundled with the "Square Pillow Box" Thinlits Dies makes for some great crafting.  So let's get started!
Oh this Holiday mini is jammed packed with so many fun things!!!  For my first project I decided to go with a square card.  Using Old Olive as my base I then added another layer embossed with our new Woodland folder adding the Grateful For You saying from the stamp set I chose with a little of the Into The Woods DSP, topped of with a burlap and gold twine bow, and accented with an acorn I made using the new Acorn punch!  So much new fun stuff!  One fun little tip - I used the Lovely Lace emboss folder for my acorn top.
Project #2 - Thinking of you Actually a very simple card.  Using Mossy Meadow for my background I then added a piece of the Into the Woods DSP For some color layered behind one of our doilies.  I used the Leaf framlit die from Square Pillow Box Framlits collection.  I then added some scraps of colored cardstock behind it.  
Project #3  "A Little Something For You" Pillow Box  The box itself was made with Mossy Meadow cardstock and then I added a few of the stamped leaves in the same color.  A bellyband of the Into the Woods DSP and some more layers of other colors with a little gold Glimmer Paper and topped off with the saying.  I will say I think one of my favorite products from the big catalog is the Triple banner punch.  It makes 3 different sizes of banner tips and I think I used that punch in all of my projects.
My last projects is a fun little treat bag of candy bones.  Aren't they super cute!  and they are good too. lol  I used the Tag Punch for my saying and also another tag with spiders stamped on it.  Added a bit of the Black Glimmer Paper and a bit of Spider Web doily, topped off with a silver sequin and a silver cord bow makes a perfect little treat for any little goblin.  (I purchased the Candy Bones in a beaker at Cracker Barrel just in case you want to know.)  I had so much fun playing with this stamp set and framlits set.  I hope you enjoyed viewing my projects.  Now it's time to "hop" on over to Yapha's blog Yapha and view the beautiful projects she has created using the Lighthearted Leaves Stamp Set.  Thanks for stopping by and Happy Hopping!

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Mini Scrapbook in an Altered Altoids Tin

One of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is the wonderful magazine called Stampin' Success.  It's filled with great project ideas and great business tips.  This month's issue had some really fun ideas and pictured below is one of them.  I always give the hostess in my monthly Stamp Group a little something special as their hostess gift.  So this was Tammy's gift from me last night.
 A fun little mini scrapbook and a little tin.
Now you have seen it so get to work and make one for you!  Have a good day, and keep on stampin'.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Summer Stamp Camp Projects

Here are the 12 different projects that were available to be made at our last Stamp Camp.  Thanks to the following demos for their wonderful creation that I cased for samples.  Dawn Olchefske, Julie Davidson, and Nancy Ferbs.
 My projects
 Kelly's Projects
Shannon's Projects
Thanks to everyone who came out to stamp and have a good time.  Love stampin and visiting with everyone.

Winner of the Blog Candy from the Stampin' Addicts New In Color Blog Hop is...

And the winner of the Blog Candy from the Stampin' Addicts Blog Hop is Holly K with her post #7.  I'll be sending out your blog candy soon.  Thanks for all the comments everyone.  And be sure to watch for our next Hop in July featuring new product from the 2015-2016 Stampin' Up! Catty.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Stampin' Addicts New In Color Blog Hop

Hello Stampers! and welcome to the Stampin' Addicts (new) In Color Blog Hop.  I was really sad to see some of the older In Colors retire, but I don't think I will be sad for long as I'm lovin' the new ones. So sit back and hop with me as we take a look at the new colors.  There are 8 stops in the Hop and if you are hopping in order then you have just come from Kathleen's Blog where she wow'd us with the new "In Color" Tip Top Taupe.   Such a super job.  So I guess it's time for me to tell you The "In Color" I chose to showcase, and it is Watermelon Wonder.  Let's get to it!
Here is a group shot of the projects I made for the Hop.
I wanted to also show off the pretty In Color lace ribbon we have this year.  So my first card was very basic and simple using the stamp set Butterfly Basics.  I really like monochromatic cards. Very simple and great for  first time stampers.  I did stamp the flower image a second time on a scrap of paper and cut it our and popped it up in some places with dimensionals to help with a more 3D look.
My second card came right from the book except that I just used Watermelon Wonder for my hexagons.  With a little touch of Basic Gray to make it pop for the finished look.  The stamp set I used for this card was Six Sided Sampler along with the Butterflies Thinlits.
My last project is a fun little memo holder and some Blog Candy.  (If you think this little memo holder is cute, leave me a comment and you might just win one of your own.)  The DSP is from the fun  6 x 6 Cherry on Top DSP Paper Stack.  (Love it!)  I'm making these for my Customer Appreciation event on Saturday so I also added a friendly saying to the inside from the stamp set Sprinkles of Life which just happens to be the new stamp set for Ronald McDonald House Charities.  Stampin' Up! donates $3 every time on of these sets is sold.  I used the Labels Collections Framelits to give a finished look to the front flap.  (These framelits are on the retiring list.)  Thanks for stopping by and that completes the hop.  But if you are just starting the Hop then on you go to Yapha's Blog where she is featuring the yummy new "In Color" Cucumber Crush.  Let's go check out all the fun things she has made for us!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Spring Stamp Camp Projects

   Hello everyone.  Here are the 12 projects we made a couple of weeks ago at our Spring Stamp Camp. Thanks to everyone who came out and got crafty with us!  Also thanks to all the wonderful demos who share their creativity with us.  Without them I would be lost.  I love to CASE! (case and share everything)  

The first 4 projects you see are mine.  You can tell they were a little inky by the end of the camp.
 The second set are Kelly's projects.
and the last four our Shannon's projects. 
Thanks for stopping by and if you have any questions be sure and send me a pm or email.
Have a super day!

Monday, March 2, 2015

Fun with Hershey Kisses

Hi everyone!  I've been having some fun making craft fair items using Hershey Kisses.
The first treat is a clover for St. Patrick"s Day.
The second is a fun little Easter Basket.  You can find instructions for this fun things and more at  Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day!

I think I'm addicted to making these card in a box cards.  They are really pretty easy and once you have figured out what you want to do, go together pretty quick.
Here's hoping all you crafter's out there have a stamperific day!  I'm busy watching the boys while my daughter and her DH take a little break and have some fun.
Here they are!  Cade, Jace , and Reid and they are sending out a Happy Valentine's Wish to their Mommy and Daddy today.

Friday, February 6, 2015

January Stamp Camp Projects

Here are pictures of our projects from our last Stamp camp.  Thanks to all the talented stampers that we find inspiration from.  If any of you have questions about one of the projects, feel free to message me.
The first four our my projects. (Thanks to Casing) of some.
These are Shannon's projects.
Kelly's projects
Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Creative Blog Monday

Something a little bit different in a blog hop today.  I'm honored to be chosen by Dianne Sisneros to participate in this hop.  I love her work.  If you would like to view some of it you can check out her blog here Stampin' With Bee.  

In addition to posting my project today, and introducing two other bloggers, (which we will get to later) there are four questions to answer that will give you some insight as to how I run my business and my motivation.  Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of the page.

I created a fun Birthday card using supplies from our New Occasions MIni.  I think the little creative part about it is I used our Fringe Scissors to "fringe" the DSP strip attached to the "Happy" the different colors fit perfect inline with the "scissors"  Wohoo. 

Here's what I used to make the card:
Stampin' Up Idea Book and Catalog:
Cardstock: Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Crisp Cantalope, and Whisper White
Ink: Tangelo Twist
Party Pennants Bigz L Die - #133732  $32.95
Fringe Scissors - #133325  $9.95
Punches:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle - #119854  $16.95   Banner - #133519  $12.95
Other: Big Shot, Paper Snips, Paper Cutter, Snail and Dimensionals
Occasions MIni:
Stamp Set: Crazy About You - #137137  $24.95
Thinlits Dies: Hello You - #137363  $24.95
Bundle these 2 together and save %15 - #138873  $42.25
DSPSpecialty:  Birthday Bash - #137783  $12.95
Other: Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim - 137910  $4.95

Here are the 4 questions and my answers:

What are you working on?

Right now I am working on Leadership swaps.  This is my first Leadership and am very excited to be able to go.

How does your work differ from others?

I watch my triplet grandsons a couple of days a week while my daughter works, and am also a "Go For" for my DH and son who run our family farm.  So for my fun time I stamp.  I've been a demo for 10 1/2 years and am slowly growing a downline.  I first started with a group of friends and each one took turns being the hostess each month and I still have that group.  Some have moved away and others have stopped, but we have picked up a few along the way.  I also hold a Stamp Camp every other month and run it for 2 days, Saturday and Sunday.  Along with 2 of my downline we have between 30 - 50 total stampers for the weekend.  I enjoy going out and having other workshops once in awhile too.

Why do you create what you do?

That's a very interesting question.  I have always loved to craft and create things.  And I guess the main reason why is because it makes me feel good to give something that I have made with my own two hands to someone that makes them happy.

How does your creative process work?

I sometimes will look at an object and think how can I recreate that with paper or other material.  I love making miniature things and altering or using recycled items.  I also love Pinterst and other demo blogs and sites where I can find something I like and turn it into my own by adding or taking away from it.  The card I made today started with a sample I saw from our Occasions mini.  If you are a new stamper our catalogs are a great inspiration to get started.

I hope you enjoy my project and my insights.  

Now the names of the two new bloggers I have chosen and their blogs are: 
Karen Woodard and her blog Stamping Paradise
Kristeen Wiggins and her blog Who Made Those

Be sure to check out last weeks blogger.   And my two new bloggers next week!  Thanks for stopping by!  

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Paper Pumpkin January 2015

Here is a fun little video showcasing January's Paper Pumpkin kit that comes right to your door.  Everything you need to finish the project except adhesive.

For the first time ever, Stampin' Up! has lowered the price of the 3 month prepaid subscription. During Sale-A-Bration (January 6-March 31) you  can save money and instantly qualify for a FREE product!
Why did we choose to discount the 3 month subscription? Because all good things come in threes! Here are three things we know you'll love.
  1. Save $5.00 on your subscription.
  2. The price point instantly qualifies for a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.
  3. Skip to the fun for three months with all the stamps, ink, and paper ready to go for amazing papercrafting projects.