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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.

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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.


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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


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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!


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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



Quick & Easy- Affectionately Yours Suite

Quick & Easy- Affectionately Yours Suite

Quick & easy and Affectionately Yours…  at first glance you might have stopped for a second and wondered who’s blog you stumbled upon.  LOL.

My title sounds a bit crazy… but so am I so we are all good.

Really, I have a quick and easy card today and it’s using the Affectionately Yours Suite.  It’s NEW.

I’ve been holding out on sharing some of the new products because I feel kinda “na na boo boo” about it.  Does that make sense? This time of year is a struggle for me because I have new products in my hands.  I want to use them.  BUT… there are so many great stamp sets retiring and I want to get a lot of use out of them before they go away.

Ultimately I need about 10 more hours in my day and I could accomplish all things.

Affectionately Yours Suite

Todays card is using a new stamp set called Love & Affection.  At first glance I wasn’t head over heals in love but then I used it.  That’s when the change happens.  It happens all of the time to me.  Suddenly I am in love once the ink hits the stamp and then to the paper.  SHAZAM.  Love!

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The designer paper in this suite, Affectionately Yours is beautiful.  It’s a mix of bright colors as well as a few darker tones and COPPER.  The paper I used for this card is one of my favorite prints from the collection.  I love how the blue looks on the craft.


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Tips & Tricks 

Here are a few tips when creating today’s card using the Love & Affection stamp set.

  • I embossed the large and small flower using Whisper White craft ink with White Embossing Powder onto Vellum cardstock. I placed the same size sheet of Whisper White cardstock (3-1/4 x 4-1/2) under the Vellum.  You can see the yellow hues peeking through the vellum.  To create that look use a sponge dauber and swirl Daffodil Delight ink in a circular motion where the flower centers will lay over.  I just lifted the vellum and made quick ink marks where the centers would lay and then went back to darken the yellow ink.
  • Once the stamping was complete the Vellum/Whisper White cardstock was matted onto a piece of Night of Navy cardstock (3-3/8 x 4-5/8) and popped up using dimensionals.
  • The greeting was stamped onto a Tags & Label framelit and the left side of the label was trimmed off.
  • The new Thick White Bakers Twine is going to be a great addition to our core line of ribbons.

Affectionately Yours, Stampin' Up!


The greetings are very fun in this stamp set but most of all I love the font.  It’s ridiculously amazing.

Affectionately Yours, Stampin' Up!

You can see I also added a little bit of a doily under the label and greeting.  I love how something as simple as a doily can make the entire card look delicate.

What do you think?


You can see all of the products used for this card in the clickable links below.

Do You Want this Set NOW? 

You can also get the Love & Affection stamp set in your hot little hands by getting the Ultimate Stampin’ Kit- “starter kit” with Stampin’ Up! Yes.  NEW products can be added to your kit.  If you are interested and would like help knowing the new products you can add to your kit, please contact me.

Remember, there is no obligation to sell a thing.  The only obligation I request is you have FUN. My Stampin’ by the Sea community is a group of incredible talented people.


Supply List

Important News!

  • New month- New Hostess Code!
  • The retired list for this year has been RELEASED!!  Click HERE to view! 
  • Remember, all accessories are while supplies LAST.  Get your order in quickly if there is something you want.
  • Place an order in my Online Store and receive an EXCLUSIVE Online Class and a FREE gift for choosing me as your demonstrator.  The May gift is GORGEOUS!
  •  Click HERE to shop!

Masculine, Stampin' Up!, Going Global, May Hostess Code

Please be advised- If you hit the no contact button I have no way of sending your free gift or the tutorial.  

This makes me incredibly sad as I appreciate your business and have no way of thanking you.

Affectionately Yours, Stampin' Up!

Do YOU Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin? 

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If you are thinking about joining the Paper Pumpkin subscription… here is a sneak peek of what’s coming next month.  Sign up before May 10th and you will receive this kit perfect for manly cards.

Becoming a subscriber is easy and you receive great perks when  you become one of my subscribers.

My subscribers just received this fun tutorial yesterday packed with all of these project ideas.  They receive this monthly as a subscriber.  You will also receive a hand stamped card from me when you join.  The stamps and kits keep getting better and better every month.

Click HERE to join.  See the different plans we offer- 1 month, 3 month, 6 month and 12 month.  Give it a try.


Don’t Miss This- Exclusive Stamp Set

Don’t Miss This- Exclusive Stamp Set

Exclusive stamp set? Holy cow! This is pretty exciting and there are only a few days left to get in on this good deal.

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Exclusive Free Stamp Set

Let’s face it, we all love something free and FREE it is if you are a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber.

That’s right, if you sign up before April 10th, you will receive a FREE exclusive stamp set in your kit along with the Paper Pumpkin stamp set they will use for the kit.


The exclusive stamp set is a $17 value.


<insert BIG EYES>


Hello…. that’s fantastic.


It’s Stampin’ Up!’s way of saying “Thank You” as Paper Pumpkin turns 3.  I love that we get to celebrate with them.


What are you waiting for?

Wait… is it TOO simple for you?


Let me tell you a secret…..


Every month my subscribers receive a PDF with the most amazing tutorials that are centered around that months Paper Pumpkin kit.  The ideas are amazing and the best part is they can be used for ANY of your stamping needs.  Sure, it uses the stamp set from Paper Pumpkin, but it’s the IDEA.  I give you TONS of ideas that will keep you inspired.


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My customers just received this action packed tutorial for the Pocketful of Cheer March Paper Pumpkin.  It’s a delight and March’s kit was my FAVORITE.


Stampin’ Up! has done an outstanding job making this kit worthwhile for all stampers.  If you are new to stamping, this is perfect.  Advanced stampers, you will love the stamp set and enjoy the exclusive tutorials.


Get Your Free Stamp Set!

Are you ready to join Paper Pumpkin and get your exclusive stamp set? Hurry.  It must be done before April 10th.

SERIOUSLY…. don’t miss it.




My new subscribers always get a free gift and handmade card from me.  Yep. You. DO!

Click HERE to start your subscription.  You can get ONE box.  Or you can get a 3 month subscription.  OR 6 month. Or 12 month.

Oh the choices.


Which one will it be? If you have questions, just contact me.  I’d be more than happy to help you.


PS- Did you know I have a NEW Stamps in the Mail available? It’s pretty awesome.  Check it out HERE.

Place an order in my Online Store and receive a FREE gift from me as well as a FREE class tutorial in the month of April. 

I’m not foolin’ ya! Click HERE to shop!

Please be advised- If you hit the no contact button I have no way of sending your free gift or the tutorial.  

This makes me incredibly sad as I appreciate your business and have no way of thanking you. 

April Hostess Code, Stampin' Up!


Paper Pumpkin-Did You Catch This?

Paper Pumpkin-Did You Catch This?

If you didn’t catch this latest deal on Paper Pumpkin, I sure hope you do soon.


I’m all about a good deal and Stampin’ Up! has a fantastic deal going on when you purchase a 3- Month subscription.


$55 + this qualifies for a FREE Sale-a-Bration stamp set.


Breaking it down that totals about $18 each month for a box of craft goodies right to your door.  WOW.  Let me say that again… WOW.


Friends, if you are a busy people and your crafting time is next to nothing this box is something to CERTAINLY consider.

Now, if you are a busy people with a little more time on your hands, maybe I can inspire you to see the value in the kits today.


Fear of Missing Out

Fear of Missing out…. otherwise known as FOMO disease!


That describes me in a nut shell.  If it’s something exclusive I can’t live without it.  That’s the case for me and Paper Pumpkin.

The stamp set in your crafting box is exclusive.  Meaning… you will not find it anywhere else.  It will never be sold in my store.  Only in that BOX.

Here is a sample I created using the January Paper Pumpkin.

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!


The stamp set is perfection for Valentines day or any day you want to express love for that special someone.  This is timeless stamp set and that’s what I love about my exclusive Paper Pumpkin stamp sets.  Timeless.

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!


I used the Sweetheart Punch to create my Hearts using Smoky Slate and then attached another Sweetheart punch using the Silver Fancy Vellum over the Smoky Slate.

The Vellum created a softer look and I love the silver hearts on the Vellum.


Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!


Benefits of Subscribing with Me-

Yes! There are benefits to subscribing your Paper Pumpkin through me.

  • You will receive a special hand stamped card from me once you subscribe.
  • Each month you will receive up to 12 FREE tutorials on different ways you can use your kit.  It’s the most INCREDIBLE document.  It’s filled with out of the box ideas that you can even use with your other papercrafting stash!
  • By subscribing with me this will also qualify you to receive my FREE tutorial for your Online Order.  This tutorial has 3 exclusive projects that you will also enjoy.
  • Me.  While I may not be crafting at your table personally, I am a creative coach and if you need assistance I am available to you.
  • Bottom line- You will stay inspired.

Bonus Idea

While I’m getting the tutorials ready for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, here is a BONUS idea that is the cutest thing EVER.

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!



Here are the instructions to create this cutie.

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!

Subscribe Today!

Grab this amazing deal while you can and see if Paper Pumpkin is a fit for you.  Click HERE to subscribe.  You can also click the link below in the supply list.


Be inspired and prepare to be amazed by that little crafting box.  I feel confident you will not be disappointed!

Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!

I didn’t forget …. Did YOU? 

Remember my Wednesday WoW post yesterday and I said I would pick TWO people from the comments to receive the cards I posted….

Tranna and Cheryl will be receiving the cards. Thank you SO SO much to everyone for your input on the cards.

Look for more posts like that.


Winner, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up! Winner, Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' Up!

Just email me at with your snail address so I can get them in the mail to you.

New Month- New Gift with Purchase!

Any $25 order placed in January will receive a FREE gift from me PLUS  my Exclusive January Inspiration Project Tutorials. Use the hostess code below. 

Paper Pumpkin is on SALE. Click HERE to read all the news…

Become part of something EPIC… a community of stampers that is amazing… Join My Team!

Gift with Purchase, Stampin' Up!,

Click the links below to view the products in my Online Store.  Products with the price of $0 means they are Sale-a-Bration products. 

For every $50 you spend from the Idea Book & Catalog or the NEW Occasions catalog you can choose a product FREE from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. 

Save Now on Paper Pumpkin

Save Now on Paper Pumpkin

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Not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? Now is a fantastic time to start getting this fantastic monthly kit straight to your door step.



The December kit was SO popular it sold out FAST.  I have to admit I was totally bummed it sold out because I wanted a few extra kits to make as gifts.  It just goes to show how awesome this kit has become.



The great thing about becoming a subscriber is being able to enjoy a fun kit each month and by subscribing through my website you will receive up to 12 FREE tutorials on other ways to use your kit each month.  Here is the GREAT news about these tutorials…. you could use them on ANY project.  They are filled with ideas on ways to use your stamps, templates and amazing color inspiration.  All FREE to subscribers.

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Right now you can SAVE on your subscription with Paper Pumpkin AND receive FREE Sale-a-Bration products.

3-Month Prepaid Subscription* (137859) $55
Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

Or, take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription.

12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215.40
Save $24 a year with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and get 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

If you are a subscriber already with me, your tutorials were delivered to your email today.  Here is just a sample of one of the projects in the tutorial.  This month it’s PACKED with awesomeness!!

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I hope you will consider becoming a subscriber.  I’ve not been disappointed yet and the exclusive stamp sets are always amazing. December’s exclusive stamp set has Project Lifer’s squealing.

Just click the link below to get started.  Plus you will receive a hand stamped card from me!


Have an awesome day!!