Saturday, March 11, 2017

Paper Pumpkin - Fun in a box each month!!!



We turned creative control of our April kit over to CEO, Sara Douglass, and the end result is stunning! Her style is, “bold, vibrant, and artistic—with a little bit of sass,” which is exactly how she described the kit. Sara designed this kit for you so you can discover creativity through the eyes of our CEO while having an experience that is uniquely YOU! Get ready to embrace their inner artist and skip to the fun with Sara.
As if a kit designed by Sara is not reason enough to sign up, there’s more! She’s including a FREE gift inside every April box! We’re keeping it a surprise, but you won’t want to miss it.
Paper Pumpkin offers the convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
Trying new techniques.
Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
Getting together with friends to craft every month.
Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
The surprise factor!
It’s a great time for you to join.
www.paperpumpkin.com/en-us/sign-up?demoid=22386

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Feb- NC Demo Blog Hop

Welcome this month to the NC Demos Blog Hop


Do you ever  do something and it works out not as good as you thought and in the end it was better than you even dreamed?  I wanted to make a flyer for my upcoming Spring/Easter Stamp Camp and when using the grass in the Basket Builder Framelits set.  I folded the Old Olive card stock so that it would not cut through and it would just continue as a row of grass for the bottom of my flyer. However when I unfolded it it broke off and looked really messy. I was really upset until I notice the negative part of it was in great shape.  So I went with it and this is my end results.


“Spring/Easter Stamp Camp”
Sunday ~ 3/26/17 ~ Time 1-5
Rockridge Clubhouse.550 16th St VB

Registration $26 in advance ~ Non refundable
8 cards/projects ~Door prizes ~Please bring a snack to share
*1 ticket for registering and paying before March 20th
*2 tickets for bringing a cover dish
*3 tickets for bringing a friend that we have never met before
*Place a $50.00 order that day and get $5 credit towards your order plus a FREE SAB product!!!

Registration after March 20th (FIRM) fee is $31
Register today to reserve your spot and your payment
will confirm. Payment can be check, cash or paypal.

Frances Wagner
wagstamps@yahoo.com  772-643-4664


Karen Patterson
karensdesign@icloud.com 860-884-5662


This past week I have needed several sympathy cards and I was inspired by the magazine "Stampin Success" that demonstrators receive every quarter.  The samples were not sympathy cards but
that was my jumping off point.


I loved using the SAB FREE DSP (designer paper) Inside the Lines- which is perfect for those of you that are loving the new  coloring in craze that is so popular now. Who doesn't like to color? It just brings back those wonderful childhood memories for us. You can use our Many Marvelous Markers in all of our colors or you can use our new Watercolor Pencils that is in the new occasions catalog.  Just use our blender pens or aqua painters that has water in the barrel or a small bristled paint brush with a little water.

However on my sympathy cards I did not color in, I only stamped and used the Dragonfly Dreams  bundle to stamp and cut out the dragonflies.  It is one of my favorite sets.



Check out the rest of the Feb NC Demo Blog Hop

Debra Ballance-Byrd -
http://byrdsblessings.com/2017/02/25/moon-baby-nc-demos-february-blog-hop/

Tamra Davis - http://wp.me/p2QFfC-EI
Jo Anne Hewins -
http://luv2create.typepad.com/my_blog/2017/02/nc-blog-hop-for-february-favorite-occasions.html

Michelle Irinyl -
http://www.makingmemorieswithmichelle.com/home/nc-demos-february-blog-hop-moon-baby

Melissa Kerman -
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/thecraftingtreehouse/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/60800/entry/nc_demos_february_blog_hop

Tracie Evans Langley -
http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/traciesallaboutstamping/blog?directBlogUrl=/blog/86481/entry/nc_demos_february_blog_hop1

Sharon Maranich -
http://inkiefinger.blogspot.com/2017/02/nc-blog-hop-favorite-occasions.html

Laurie Meier - http://stampedgreetings.com/so-in-love-sparkling-spring-card/

Lisa Tedder - http://tedderbearstamping.com/making-a-sunset/

Frances Wagner -
http://wagstamps.blogspot.com/2017/02/feb-nc-demo-blog-hop.html


Thanks for stopping by.





Saturday, February 25, 2017

Calendar Cards - Stamp Club cards -

January was calendar month. Everywhere you look you have new calendars. These happened to be from 2016 left over from a friends office (they were going into the recycle bin and she asked me if I wanted them)  Of course I did.  On the front page of calendars where the picture is quiet large, that is the part I used for the envelope.  I cut out the small image on the back of the calendar that is a miniature of the large page where the calendar is.

I know these are two different birds but the colors match wonderfully and they are both tropical so I went for it.  I just stamped the Flamingo several times and cut one on a different piece of card stock and fussy cut it but use the legs of the one I stamped on the large white piece of card stock. I knew I would not be able to cut those skinny legs from the flamingo. :)

The calendar piece is a Roseate spoonbill and the stamp is a Flamingo from our Pop of Paradise stamp set on page 85 of the annual catalog.
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Pop Of Paradise Clear-Mount Stamp Set  141581  Price $19.00


Stylish Stems Framelits Dies make this card adorable. I found it on Pinterest from (Janice Urke) but changed the sentiment since I did not get the bundle and didn't have the stamp.  My stamp club girls loved it.

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Stylish Stems Framelits Dies  142750  Price: $31.00
Stylish Stems Framelits Dies

Stylish Stems Framelits Dies

Another fun stamp set Cool Treats~ This one reminds me of my childhood when the ice cream truck ("Mr. Softie") came in our neighborhood in the summer. We all had our favorite flavors and the dream sickle was one of mine. It looks perfect using the In Color Peekaboo  Peach ink pad and matching ribbon and card stock. I added a little wink of Stella to make it sparkle.

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Cool Treats Photopolymer Stamp Set  142982  Price: $27.00
Cool Treats Photopolymer Stamp Set

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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Project Life ~ Floral Phrases

I am in a project life swap and I was working on some ideas.  I love this set using Night of Navy card stock.  It looks so crisp and sharp looking.  What have you done with all those photos in a shoe box in the bottom of your closet?  You know I am talking about you!  The reason I know, I am only 42 years behind so this Project Life System works great for me.  I just add photos and some journaling to these pockets and finished in no time.
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I used the Floral Phrases Stamp Set along with the Floral Boutique  Designer Paper and the Detailed Thinlits Dies that all coordinate.



Floral Phrases Bundle 142355 Price $42.25 



All the sizes are either 4x6 or 3x4 so do-able.
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Another page to coordinate with it.
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We have the pocket pages in our catalog along with 6x8 scrapbooks (my favorite) or 12x12!!!

Variety Pack 6" X 8" (15.2 X 20.3 Cm) Project Life Photo Pocket Pages 135297  Price$6.00

Variety Pack 6" x 8" (15.2 x 20.3 cm) Project Life Photo Pocket Pages

Kraft 6" X 8" (15.2 X 20.3 Cm) Project Life Album  139655   Price$10.00

Kraft 6" x 8" (15.2 x 20.3 cm) Project Life Album


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Stamping Bingo

What a fun time we had last Saturday playing Stampin Bingo!!!

Below are my team mates Karen Patterson (left) and Joan Hartshorn (right) We had a great time decorating and getting ready for our event.  Join my team and play with us at future events.  :)

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Card displays

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Bingo Prizes

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This  is the inside of the card tin I made from the FREE SAB Card Tin item.

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Swag Bags for everyone!  Did you see this sweet carousel horse;
The story behind our theme- Karen was helping her mom store her Christmas decorations and one of the items was a beautiful carousel.  We were able to get our Occasions catalog in December and she knew there was a set called Carousel Birthday and knew that would work for our theme. I love what she did.

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This is my work station putting the swag bags together.
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Table set up and ready to play Stampin Bingo
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This is our Candy Bar Karen created! (see the Carousel below)
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I have had these Stampin' UP! cookie presses for several years and cant' remember using them so I pulled them out to make cookies for our event.  I need to work on the size next time. They were tasty however.
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Sunday, February 12, 2017

On line Facebook Party Sunday 7pm

Join me in my first FB on line party Sunday 2/12/17 at 7pm.
We will have contest prizes and fun videos.  Contact me to send you an invite on FB.  

Carried Away Card Set-


This is one of my favorite stamp sets.  Love the FREE box you can earn in the Sale a bration catalog.  Contact me today for more information. 

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

New SAB FREE Products + Valentines Samples

Sale-A-Bration second release of 3 new products will begin on February 21 and will run through March 31 (while supplies last).

Here is a sneak peek of what you can choose from!



Which is your favorite?





It's hard to pick!



I may need them all!!



Don't forget you can still get these fun products below also..



Last week I offered this fun valentine class.  I have to say I cased the ideas from Pinterest and tweaked them some.  I  failed to snap a photo of all the fun we were having so I thought I would share the samples with you.



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