November 24, 2015

Sneak Peek Occasions Catalog!

While I attended OnStage a few weeks ago, we were able to view upcoming products from the Occasion Catalog that will debut in January. We were all given card kits and experimented with some of the new products. On the left you'll see the photo of the card and on the right is the finished one layer card front:

When I arrived home, I cut a little bit off of the sides and glued my finished layer to a Night of Navy card base. I love how all of the new designer paper looks layered together in multiple strips:

For those of you that know me well, you know how I LOVE to create masculine cards so this product suite is right up my alley. The stamp set is called Going Global and the designer paper is called Going Places. Did you notice another new product?

What about the inked background on my Sahara Sand Cardstock layer?'s a new embossing folder called World Traveler. We inked the embossing folder with Sahara Sand Ink and ran it through the Big Shot Machine.
I have photo's to show you that I took while at OnStage, of all the new product displays that we were able to drool over:

Make sure you stop by tomorrow as I have another sneak peek to show you.
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November 23, 2015

Merry Monday Challenge #181!


Good Morning and welcome to a brand new week at Merry Monday. Are you almost ready to send out your Christmas cards? Are you starting to panic because you don't have enough of them made up ahead? You know....if you play our challenge each week throughout the panicking as you'll have plenty of cards when December rolls around. Wouldn't that be a great New Year's Resolution?

So this week Lesley is our hostess and she has asked that our cards be blue & white with some texture. Here's my card for this week:

I used the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies and did you notice that there's no stamping? The only ink you see here is the sponging on my layers. For texture I used the Softly Falling Embossing Folder for the sky and added Rhinestone Jewels for some bling:

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today and be sure to visit Merry Monday to view some more gorgeous cards by the Merry Makers!

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Online Extravaganza Sale & Free Shipping!


November 23-30, save up to 50 percent on select products during our week-long Online Extravaganza! To make it even better, there will be flash sales that last 24 hours on November 23 and November 30, the first and last days of Online Extravaganza. But remember: Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can!
See the Savings Now!

  • Dates: November 23-30, 2015
  • Two 24-hour flash sales for specific products will happen during this promotion: one on November 23 and one on November 30.
  • Past Paper Pumpkin kits and kit refills in Online Extravaganza are available for purchase by subscribers and non-subscribers.
  • You must use the catalog numbers listed on the Online Extravaganza PDF Sheets, not the catalog numbers found in the catalogs to receive the discounts.
  • There is no minimum purchase necessary for Online Extravaganza. Discounts will range from 20 to 50 percent.
  • Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.


For this week only, November 23 to November 29 I am offering FREE SHIPPING on ALL ONLINE ORDERS ONLY THAT ARE OVER $50.00. Place your order through my ONLINE STORE and I will mail you a check! That easy! By the way, my birthday is November 28th. I have a few customers who torment me because I will not tell them the exact date of my birthday....there you go girls! 

24-HOUR FLASH SALE (buy 3 papers, get one FREE from the list below):

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November 22, 2015

Swing Easel Card Fold & New Video!

Hi Stampers! So glad you are visiting today. I had my very first-ever live Facebook Workshop a few nights ago. This is not something that I've seen anyone else do and thought of it on my own. How did iI run the event? What I did is record the steps to creating the "Swing Easel Card Fold" below:

I video'd each step in separate videos and posted one video at a time so that readers could follow along with me. I gave them a few minutes to complete the step and then I posted another video each time.

I only had one goof up while recording and you'll see it in the video but I explained the goof up and corrected it...phew!

I love the look of the leaves from Vintage Leaves to use as the stopper for the easel portion of the card. You can see how the card stands in the photo below:

The card also folds flat for mailing:

And we created a coordinating envelope during the event that you can see here:

You can view my YouTube Video here or click on the link below the photo:

Swing Easel Card Fold Video

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November 21, 2015

CCMC Saturday Blog Hop!

I absolutely LOVE my card for today. It came together so well....just like I pictured in my head! I love it when that happens, don't you? Our theme today for our Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary is a Christmas card with gold & white.

You may have arrived here from my wonderful teammate Mary Brown's blog as Nicole had to take the week off. I will direct you to the next stop at the bottom of my post.

Look at the shiny & elegant gold I used all over my card. Can you spot the Stampin' Up! products I used?

I used Gold Embossing Powder on my sentiment after stamping it with VersaMark Ink and did the same with my ornament. I used Gold Foil Sheets for my background layer that I embossed using the Boughs & Berries Embossing Folder. All of our foil sheets emboss so nicely.

The addition of the White Glitter Ribbon also adds a nice touch. I use a double-bow and glued it on with Glue Dots. If you would like to create a card just like mine, here are the steps:

  • Card Base: Whisper White Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score in the center at   5-1/2" and fold.
  • Layer #2: Gold Foil 5" x 3-3/4". Emboss with the Boughs & Berries Embossing Folder by placing the cardstock so the frame is mostly on the left-hand side. Glue to card base.
  • Layer #3: Stamp the ornament from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set using VersaMark Ink on Whisper White Cardstock and sprinkle with Gold Embossing Powder and set with the Heat Tool. Cut out the ornament with the Delicate Ornament Framelit Dies. Glue in place on the Gold Foil layer with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Sentiment: Stamp the sentiment from the Joyful Season stamp set in the same manner as the ornament. Cut out using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies. Glue to the ornament as shown in the photo.
  • Bow: Create a double-bow using the White Glitter Ribbon and glue to the top of the ornament using Glue Dots.
Stampin' Up! products used:
  • Stamps: Embellished Ornaments, Joyful Season
  • Inks: VersaMark
  • Cardstock: Whisper White, Gold Foil
  • Accessories: Gold & White Glitter Ribbon
  • Tools: Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies, Delicate Ornaments Framelits Dies, Boughs & Berries Embossing Folder
Your next stop for our hop today is my talented teammate Deb Currier. Make sure you take the whole hop to visit all of my teammates!

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November 20, 2015

Paper Pumpkin November 2015 Reveal Video!

Paper Pumpkin for November has arrived and oh how I love the cards in this kit! You can see my reveal video here and stay tuned for more projects from me next week as I come up with alternative ideas to use your kit:

Click here to view Video if you can't click above: NOVEMBER KIT VIDEO

Please visit my Paper Pumpkin Store to sign up today. You need to be signed up before December 10th to receive the kit for December!


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Swap Cards from OnStage Local!

I hope you have been enjoying my posts from Stampin' Up!'s OnStage Local event in Baltimore MD. I have a few more photo's to show you, plus all the swap cards I received:

When we attended the Leadership portion on Friday night, we all received this little organizer for our Stampin' Up! products and a notebook/calendar that I used to keep notes during the event. I had a Leadership training on Friday night so this came in quite handy!

It opens up to reveal flaps and more flaps of pockets and some of the pockets were filled with embellishments and other goodies:

The remainder of my post will consist of photo's of all of the swap cards I received while swapping with other demo's. Enjoy!

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