Friday, August 23, 2013

Christmas Blues and Snowflakes too

I love reds and greens for Christmas but there's something about blue when you're working with snowflakes.
So, the colors in our new Designer Series paper, Winter Frost are such a perfect companion to our Festive Flurry Stamp and Die.
Here's a card that I did that use all 3.  Hope you enjoy.

The colors are Bermuda Bay and Midnight Muse and our Silver Glimmer Paper

The 3 products that were used are:
  • Winter Frost Specialty Paper #132341
  • Festive Flurry stamps #131781    These 2 bundle up to save you 15%  #133285 clear #133284 wood
  • Festive Flurry Dies #132193

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Magical Paper Pumpkin--it's not too late

Are you currently enjoying our monthly publication of My Paper Pumpkin?  What a fun escape and it's all cut, scored, designed and ready for you to enjoy. I hope you've not been left out.

Check out this cute video that one demonstrator submitted for convention:

 There are currently 25,000 people subscribed!  That is a lot of Paper Pumpkin People!!!  We are hoping to double that by the end of the year, so we are all excited to do our part in sharing this great gift.

When you join between now and August 31st, you’ll receive your first 2 months for only $10.00 each.  That’s like getting 2 for 1.   There is ZERO commitment!  Cancel or hold at anytime!  No penalty.   The kit will auto ship to you each month, so you don’t have to worry about  signing up each month….it goes right on your credit card.

The kits do not include adhesive….but if you sign up before August 31st, you’ll receive a free SNAIL adhesive….on me!   You can try it one month and cancel the next, but I really do think you’ll love it as much as I do.  The first kit is a Welcome Kit and you’ll receive a FREE block for all your stamps.  You’ll also be part of my Magical group and receive special Paper Pumpkin Perks along the way, including access to a free website sharing ideas with Paper Pumpkin!  Click on My Paper Pumpkin tab above to get signed up or email me today:


Welcome to the Treasure Hunt Blog Hop!  My very first Blog Hop ever.

You all are invited to play along!  A winner will be drawn and they will receive a Stampin’ Up! shopping spree!!!!  We could all use that right????  Right now, we are up to over $100.00 shopping trip and more demos are joining in…..the prize is based on the number of US demos!!!
 Ends October 25th

My Clue is: 
Candy Dot Brad Bases

Candy Dots Brad Bases Apply Candy Dots or small rhinestones or brads to this base for a framed colored brad.

* 25 pieces
* 3/16"
* Silver
 # 132293   Price: $2.95

Here is how to play:
Below is a list of participating blogs.  Click on the blogs and look for the LNS Treasure Hunt photo like the one above  (or do a search on their blog).  Find their clue…it won’t be hard, it should be prominently listed.  Make a note of the blogger/blog name and the clue (and leave a comment to the blogger…it’s nice to know you were there!)
You’ll need to collect 50 clues, once you’ve collected 50, submit them to me at  I’ll verify that they are correct and submit them to the US coordinator.  All correct answers will be entered into a drawing and the winner receives up to $150.00 SU shopping spree!!!
Now, there are more demos participating all the time….. they will continue to sign up along the way, so you’ll have to keep checking back.  I will be posting the newest demo blogs, so you won’t have to keep searching.  The Treasure Hunt starts Today and ends October 25th, so you have lots of time to collect those clues!

Thank you so much for playing!  As an extra bonus,  I am giving away a set of brads along with an assortment of each family of the candy dots (this is only for US partcipants…gotta follow the rules).  Please leave a comment that you were here and where you are from…..all commenters will be entered into a drawing and one lucky winner will win my FREE gift!  You’ll have to check back on October 26th to see if you won (unless you are a current customer--you'll get an email)
Here they are…..Happy Hunting!!!

First Name Last Name Blog Address Country
Tammy Baldwin US
Carolyn Bennett US
Jody Brechbill US
Brenda Cook US
Carolee Crabb US
Tina Davis US
Beverly Farmer US
Sherrill Graff US
Penny Hanuszak Canada
Lori Helvick US
Diane Ison Canada
Suzanne Johnson US
Nancy Legate US
Carolyn Lindenmayer Other
Rhonda Macnally Canada
Serena Marsh Canada
Robin Messenheimer US
Joni Metras US
Cynthia Millan Canada
Kimberley Morris US
Ruth Pearson UK
Ginger Rabesa US
Brenda Riehle US
Linda Rodenberg US
Heather Sewczak US
Cynthia Simpson US
Dee Slater US
Deborah Smart Canada
B Jayne Stenstrom US
Tanya Stottlemire US
Charlene Tackvic US
Heidi Tekunoff US
Jackie Watson US

Lesley         Lendon                                                    UKAmanda       Frankel                                                   USVanessa       Terrell                                                     USKris               Sobolik                                    US Misty             Snell                                                   US
Rhonda         Price                                             US
Jaime            Barnett                                     UK
Janet             Yates                                                Canada
Avery             Murphy                                   Canada
Jennifer         King                                                          US
Erika              Trowell                                                               US
Mary K.          Wessling                                     US
Jean              Piersanti                            US
Karina           Chin                                                            Canada
Samantha      Joyce                                            UK
Jennifer         Wren                                               US
Susan           Timchack                                 US

Friday, August 16, 2013

My New/Organized Stamp Room

I thought I'd send you a few pics of my room, all cleaned up with new floor. 
My daughter, Briana, did this for me.  Isn't she amazing?  She's like Superwoman, she can do
just about anything you need done.  Her resume is gonna look too good!
My dad made the cabinets for me several years ago..they aren't new.  This is the only shot I have of the floor (it's called Allure from Home Depot).  It is vinyl planks that look like wood.  And it's nice because it has it's own cushion so it's nice for standing...on this concrete floor.  It's been in for over a month and I've only swept it different than my carpet!  Much less dust.
My storage set up for my Sizzix Dies.   I used 3 of our large die boxes #122221 that are $24.95 each.
They fit the Originals, Bigz Dies and theBigz XL dies
 I did get the small storage box that fits lots of the sizzlits and the embosslits #122219 $14.95.  Just a basket for my emboss folders and cutting pads.
I use a new wood-mount stamp box for all my framelits dies.  Each set is on a sheet of magnet to keep all in one place (pictured in the middle of that basket...sorry I didn't get an individual picture).
 6 little 3-drawer storage boxes for all my little stuff: adhesive, blender pens/aqua painters, sponge daubers, etc.

 A shelf that I had, fits lots of our clear mount and wood mount boxes that I'm using for organization. So far I have the smaller wood mount ones for washi tape, a clear mount for pearls, one for rhinestones, one for candy dots, etc.  Still working on this...

The other corner of my room (missed a shot of the center part..get that later).  I put a curtain under this desk area because I need it for storage rather than a desk but hated the look when items were stored there.  I did fancy up the boxes (to the right) with some crafting scraps I had around here so that they could sit out and not look too tacky.

Hope you enjoyed this tour.  I promise it's the only time it will look this clean!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Stamps in the Mail Club

With the advent of My Paper Pumpkin, I haven't taken as much time to promote my Stamps in the Mail club, however, I am still very excited about the enjoyment and learning that this club allows.

Each month you will receive a package in the mail with a NEW stamp set, and 3 fabulous FINISHED samples for you to copy!!!
(NOT FILES, or directions, or pdf's, but the REAL samples!!) Copy them, and then USE them!
Cost is $25 per month with an 8 month comittment.

I have a special offer for this month.  

I am actually offering last months class as well as
August's Stamps in the Mail.

Here's a sample of an August card.............

I did this with the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set which is August's club set.
However, I offer a bumped up bundle each month for extra PERKS.
The bundle:

  • Six Sided Sampler Bundle (includes stamp and punch) 
  • Brights Designer Series Paper Pack

Total: $61.90
Perk: get 1/2 pack of brights candy dots plus an extra card.  The order is sent directly to your house, and I send the cards and perk item.

If you'd like to go back a month, to July's special 'bumped up bundle' so that you don't miss out, Here's some cards that we did for that as well as the list of items in the bundle:

Mosaic Madness Bundle (includes stamp and punch)
Quatrefancy Designer Paper
Modern Mosaic emboss folder
Total: $60.80

If you would like to get the last 2 spots in the July or August club, email or call me right away.  717-968-7850

Not sure what Stamps in the Mail Club is all about, here's more info:

Stamps in the Mail Club

*Join in August and get a FREE retired set of your choice

*You will receive a FREE idea book/catalog with your first month's package.
***No meeting, no driving, no time out of your busy schedules, but ALL the fun! 

Each month you will receive a package in the mail with a NEW stamp set, and 3 fabulous FINISHED samples for you to copy!!!
(NOT FILES, or directions, or pdf's, but the REAL samples!!) Copy them, and then USE them!
Here are the details:
*Each month you will pay $25.00 Clear mount, or $35.00 wood mount (includes the shipping AND postage expense!)  on the 15th of the month, and that month you will receive a brand new stamp set 14.95-19.95 (I will let you know what the stamp set is the prior month in case you want to change it or you already have it) PLUS....3 finished samples. They will come packaged in the mail the end of that month, giving you something so exciting to look forward to instead of BILLS! (Easy billing with a credit card on file!)

*ANYONE can join! No matter where you live!!! It's all via the mail!
*The subscription lasts 8 months. You can rejoin after the 8th month if you want to continue.
*One month you ALSO get a bonus hostess set. YOU get to choose!
*Sets can ALWAYS be exchanged for a different one if you want!
 *Choose wood mount or clear mount
*Join in August and get a FREE retired set of your choice

*Have a  friend join, and get another FREE bonus stamp set or product from the NEW catalog! (19.95 or less)
Did you do the math? In only 8 months you will grow your stamp collection by up to 11 sets! You will REALLY get to use these sets, because FINISHED samples will be included!
We'll be starting in September with the Brand new Holiday Catalog set.

Contact me today if you'd like to get started now!!  (717)968-7850

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Pumpkins and Glitter

This card was designed for our meeting on Saturday. As soon as I saw this stamp, I loved it.  But I wanted it for Fall rather than Halloween. So I cut off the saying. I inked it with markers. I added Tombow Multi glue to the Jack O Lantern and poured on our gorgeous orange glitter. I used the paper, Sweater Weather...then needed swirly design to add. I used Creative Elements.

Stamp Fest Photos

Deb Paisie showed us how she designed this shirt with Stampin' Blends (our alcohol markers).  It is such a gorgeous shirt and I want t...