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Begin Your New Year With Creating

Begin Your New Year With Creating

There are so many great things you can start in the New Year.

Have you thought about crafting and creating handmade cards or other projects?

With Stampin’ Up! you can create beautiful projects with a few simple tools.

The new year brings new beginnings and new hobbies.

Maybe this will be your year to create new beginnings and a new hobby.


Simple or Experienced

All crafters start somewhere.

13 years ago I had never heard of Stampin’ Up! and had no clue what rubber stamping was.  It’s amazing to see where I’ve come from that point.


I enjoy the simplest of projects to the more complex.  As long as I’m stamping, I’m a happy girl.

Today I want to share with you two stamping projects, one very simple and the other a little more complex.


Paper Pumpkin 


Regardless of where your experience falls with crafting, Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Pumpkin subscription is perfect to meet many needs.

You might be someone who is just starting to find the joy of rubber stamping.  Or maybe you are someone that loves to craft but find very little time to enjoy it.

Paper Pumpkin is a stamping kit that comes to your door with everything cut and ready to go for you to create unique projects each month.

Creating, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!


This is a little sneak peek of the December Paper Pumpkin kit.  The new crafter can create a beautiful Year End Scrapbook or you can use the project contents to create a project more to you’re liking such as a card.

I don’t know about you, but I love OPTIONS!

As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber with me, you will receive up to 12 tutorials each month with ideas to use with you’re monthly kit. These tutorials can be used with your kit or you can simply use these tutorials to learn new stamping ideas.  It’s completely free to you as a Paper Pumpkin subscriber with me.

You can learn more about being a subscriber HERE.  Try it out and see why everyone loves Paper Pumpkin.

Click HERE for the instructions to create this project.


Step it Up!

If you have been a crafter for a while, stepping up a project is always fun.

Keep in mind, stepping it up doesn’t mean its difficult.  It could mean just a few extra layers of cardstock or embellishments.

It could also mean learning a fun new technique.


Create, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!


This card was created using the Oh So Succulent stamp set available from the Occasions Catalog available on January 4th.


Create It!

Whether you are using the Oh So Succulent stamp set, the simple technique used below can be used with other lined image stamps.

Each flower has ink color added using a Sponge Dauber stamped into the center of each flower.

The colors used for the centers of the flowers include:

  • Cucumber Crush
  • Bermuda Bay
  • Sweet Sugarplum
  • Mint Macaron


Create, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!


The flowers can be die cut (coordinating die cut) or fussy cut with scissors and then layered onto the card front.

The Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate adds a beautiful touch to any project.

You will also see a simple technique using cardstock to create a felt ribbon.  Click HERE to watch a video on this technique.


Finish it Up!


Create, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!


Enamel Dots, the last embellishment added to the card front for a finishing touch.  These come in a variety of colors that coordinate with Stampin’ Up! cardstock, inks and other embellishments.

Color coordination of products makes creating simple with Stampin’ Up! and one of my favorite things about our products.



I’m super excited to create fun projects this coming year using so many great products from Stampin’ Up!

What will you be doing? Are you ready to create fun and exciting projects?

I would love to be your creative coach and help you learn how to you use your supplies and get your started.  From simple to advance, I’m here to help you.


You can find great stamp sets, ink, cardstock and amazing embellishments in my online store.

Click HERE and see the possibilities for creating fabulous projects this year.

I’d love to be your creative coach and share with you as you begin this hobby or if you are ready to step it up a notch.


Stamp with Me! See Online Classes Available!

Purchase $50 from my Online Store and receive my December Tutorial FREE.   

All online orders will receive a hand stamped card with a little surprise inside.

End of Year Close Out Sale 

Click the photo below and see all the GOODIES on sale.


Stampin' Up! Year End Close Out Sale



Mother’s Love- Stampin’ Up!

Mother’s Love- Stampin’ Up!

There is no greater thing than a Mother’s love.  What perfect way to get that point across with a beautiful hand stamped card using the Mother’s Love stamp set.  

The greeting font in this set is perfection.  I love the script that is used.  What you do you think? 
Mother's Love, Stampin' Up!
You know how much I adore my mom.  Honestly, she deserves MUCH more than I can give especially the much love she has given me over the last year.  
She has definitely been a shoulder to cry on several times.  This card will be perfect to tell her how much I love her.  

Mother's Love, Stampin' Up! This card uses more of the softer tones (Blush Blossom) and the Artisan Embellishment Kit.  The little dainty roses are a perfect match.  

It’s Tuesday which means Newsletter day.  Are you receiving my newsletter? It’s jam packed with project and color inspiration.  Seriously, you are MISSING out if you are not receiving this.  Signing up is EASY.  You will see a quick sign up on the right side bar of my blog.  I send my newsletter typically every 2 weeks.  This month I am sending an extra one for the last week of Sale-a-Bration.  Don’t MISS out!

I have something SPECIAL for customers this week too.  
Spend $50 in my Online Store using the hostess code —->Y7KY7EMG and you will also receive THREE project tutorials.  Hostess Code good until Tuesday, March 31st. 

I’m still working on more MAN cards… join me the rest of the week for stamping MAN style.  


Simple 3D Post it Note Holder

Simple 3D Post it Note Holder


It’s been a long time since I created a video for my blog.  I know you probably just fell out of your chair.  


If you are looking for a quick and easy gift idea for Teacher Appreciation or Mother’s Day, I have a solution!


This 3D Post it Note Holder can be made in record time with just a few short instructions.  Make sure to check out the video below.  



Simple 3D Post it Note Holder, Stampin' Up! So Very Grateful stamp set


I love how it looks like an easel.  Not only can you stare at the hand stamped creativity but you can easily grab that post it note too. 

Simple 3D Post it Note Holder, Stampin' Up! So Very Grateful stamp set


Ready to create with me? 



Simple 3D Post it Note Holder, Stampin' Up! So Very Grateful stamp set


Click the links below to see all the supplies I used.  This will take you directly to my Online Store.  

Simple 3D Post it Note Holder, Stampin' Up! So Very Grateful stamp set




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Have a FABULOUS weekend!  

Creating the Perfect Mother’s Day Card

April is coming to an end FAST and Mother's Day is just around the corner.  I am over the moon that this year I will be spending Mother's Day with my mom.  In fact *MOM* is coming TODAY to help take care of the kids while Russ fly to Fiji for a week of R & R.  It really is a MUCH needed rest. 

It's been YEARS since my mom and I celebrated Mother's Day together.  Typically it's a phone call with a few tears.  As you can imagine, I am so excited!

I'm ahead of the game this year creating a few Mother's day projects and this is one of them. 


Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!


Forever Young stamp set has been in our catalog for awhile but sadly will be retiring.  Silhouette's are pretty trendy and the tree with the little girl swinging is just SWEET!
Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!

Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!

I love how the oval embossing folder frames the little girl.  What about you?

Click HERE to view the Retired List.  

Stamp set: Forever Young (122572) , Teeny Tiny Wishes (127802) Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Brushed Gold  Ink: Basic Black, VersaMark, Early Espresso

Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder(#109129),  Linen Thread (104199), Designer Frames Texture Embossing Folder (123130), Smooch Spritz Gold (119968), Smooch Spritz Vanilla Shimmer (100625), Tea Doily (129399), Antique Brad (117273), Extra Large Oval (119856), Delicate Details Lace Tape (130966), Comfort Cafe DSP (126898)



The Retired List is OUT!  Get your FAV's before they are GONE!!

Shop and enjoy the REWARDS with ME!

Connect with ME! 

Facebook– I share, uplift, inspire, and create… It's ALL fun!

Instagram– Let's connect! My FAV Social Network!! 

Pinterest– inspiration pinner-load! I'm a late night pinner…

Twitter–   You never know what I'm going to say!


Mothers Day Layouts

If you remember this post with the Mothers Day 6 x 6 album, I wanted to share the pages with you.  I love putting together albums like these for gifts around the holidays.  They are quick and simple and always leave lasting memories for any one that receives them.  This was a popular class this month for my local stampers.  Again, the Small Kind Thoughts Stencil has been a great addition to my stamping/scrapbooking tools.  So here are the layouts that I placed in the album. 

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Here is a list of supplies used for these albums.  The quotes came from random online resources with Mother quotes.  Enjoy YOUR week!

Mother’s Day Layout Materials:

Stamps:  Frames with a Flourish, Friends 24-7, Friendly Words Wheel, Great Friend, Upsy Daisy, Bella Toile Background Stamp,

Cardstock: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla,

Inks: Chocolate Chip, VersaMark, Whisper White Craft Ink, Not Quite Navy,

Big Shot Dies: Beautiful Butterflies, Circle Scallop,

Accessories: Paper Piercer, Mat pack, Scallop Edge Punch, Silver Brads, Crystal Effects, 1 3/8 Circle Punch, Oval Scallop Punch, Cutter Kit, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Iridescent Ice Embossing Powder, Button Latte, Linen Thread, Boho Blossoms Punch, 1" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Jumbo Brads 5 1/16 & 5/8"

All supplies Stampin’ Up!