Sunday, September 10, 2023

Autumn Beauty

It's cooling off a bit here in Jefferson City, Mo and I couldn't be happier. Fall is my favorite time of year. There's something about cooler temperatures, going out for walks in the morning, being in nature, and then coming home to a snuggle with a good book and a cup of tea.  Today's card is a reflection of the beauty of fall, and it reminds us that "change is beautiful".

This card was so easy to make, because the All About Autumn 6x6 paper takes center stage. I could have cut the panel to fit the front of the card, but I decided to cut it into even sections, to add some interest. I cut a few sprigs of leaves from the Bough Punch to add a little texture.  I just love this sentiment, don't you? It's taken from the stamp set in the Autumn Leaves bundle. You can find this suite of products on page 42 in the new 2023 Mini catalog.

This is just one of many cards I know I will be making with these gorgeous papers. Everything in this suite coordinates so well; it's a fool proof way to create lovely cards or other projects with a minimum of effort.

Take a peek at the Mini catalog and let me know if you don't agree.  You can find it on the right side bar here on my blog. Check out my new "Ordering Bonus" tab at the top of the page.  I am offering you 3 ways to earn free products from me during the month of September. 

Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your day!

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Sunday, September 3, 2023

New Catalog Time!

Just a few more days and our 2023 Mini catalog will be live! You will love what you see in this edition, trust me! Because this is the beginning of a new quarter for demonstrators, I am increasing my ordering bonus for September.  Instead of having one bonus, you can qualify for THREE!  Here's a look!

September Bonus

September starts a new quarter for me, and I am giving away three different gifts in order to help me reach my sales goals. Please see my September ordering bonus, below:

Place an order of at least $ 35 and receive either a free embellishment, adhesive or ribbon. 

Place an order of at least $ 75 and receive a free gift AND be entered into my drawing for the Timber Embossing Folder, (item # 156406) found on page 169 in the annual catalog.

Place an order of at least $ 100, receive a free gift AND be entered into my drawing for the Charming Sentiments stamp set AND dies, (item # 159985 and item # 158733) found on pages 18 and 166 in the annual catalog.

To qualify, please review the information below:

  • You MUST use my current HOST CODE (found on my main blog page)
  • All required order amounts do not include tax or shipping. The amount is the retail amount only
  • Please do not check out as a guest (I won't know where to send your free gift). Your privacy is very important to me and I will never share your information, such as email address, without your permission.
  • I will mail your free gifts out to you in October, once a new host code is acquired.
Please also check out my Cactus Rewards Program as any orders placed will qualify for my rewards program. There is a link at the top of my main page.

Here's a peek at the BONUS GIFTS you can qualify for during the month of September. 
Timber 3 D Embossing Folder
Timber 3 D Embossing Folder
Charming Sentiments Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
Charming Sentiments Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
Sentiment Silhouettes Dies
Sentiment Silhouettes Dies
I will have a link to the new catalog here on my blog on September 6th.  In the meantime, if you'd like a copy mailed to you, please click on my link "request a catalog" above, and I'll mail one to you. Otherwise, be sure to come back and visit here, so you can see the catalog online. You won't want to miss it! 
Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

Thursday, August 31, 2023

More Craft Fair Projects

 Today is all about craft fairs.  As you may know, I moved from Arizona to Missouri last August. What I have found here is that there are a LOT of craft fairs here.  Being from the Midwest myself, I remember attending and participating in several fairs over the years.  Arizona did not have a lot of these, probably because most of the year it was too warm.  But to me, there's nothing better than going to a good old fashioned craft fair, filled with beautiful fall leaves, pumpkins, mums and sunflowers. Fall is my favorite time of year, and I'm so happy to be back in the Midwest where there's an abundance it.

Today I'm sharing some of my items I hope to sell.

These are called "Essentials Boxes". My friend from Utah gave me the template and I believe she found it from The Paper Pixie (Julie DeMatteo).  It contains a Bath & Body Mini Hand Cream, a Bath & Body Hand Sanitizer and 4 Starburst candies. These are all I have made so far, but I think they're cute. Hopefully, people will agree.
This are slimline note pads.  My friend from Utah made these for her craft show last year and she said they were a big hit. I believe she and her aunt made up the template. They are made with a pocket inside, so you can take them to the store and put coupons in it for shopping.  She was kind enough to buy paper and had it cut to size for me, at her local Staples.  She's such a fantastic friend. 

I found these little tea holders on Brenda Quintana's blog.  Her blog is called QBees Quest. Here's her blog link:  Qbees Quest - Designs by Brenda Quintana

These are super easy to make, and they hold 4 Christmas teas in 4 different flavors, made by Twinings that I found on Amazon. 

In all projects, I've been trying to use up all of my retired paper and cardstock.  I'm making a good dent, but I have plenty more of it.  I am also using retired punches when I can, but I am also using current punches. A supply list of those is below.

Well, that's it for today.  I'm busy working on more craft fair items. I am also going to be showing you more sneak peeks of the new Sept-Dec 2023 Mini catalog, so stay tuned.

Have an excellent day!

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Wednesday, August 30, 2023

Last Chance for KITS on SALE - Plus NEW Designer Series Paper!

Kits Still on Sale!

Don't forget that our kits are still on sale through August 31st.  You can check out all the Online Exclusives today and get some great kits at a 30% discount.  I am offering a free gift to anyone who places an August order. All you have to do is use my HOST CODE at checkout. The HOST CODE is XQ4S663M  
This code will expire on August 31st at 11:50 PM

We have kits for every occasion. Christmas, birthdays, friendship and more. Kits are a great way to have fun family time and everything you need is inside. With plenty of extras left over.  Need Christmas tags? We have several kits for that.  Need gift card holders? We have a kit for that too. Check them out at my online store and click "Online Exclusives".

NEW Designer Series Papers!

By now, those of you on my new catalog list, should have received your new Sept-Dec 2023 MINI catalog. It goes LIVE on September 6 and is full of beautiful stamps, dies, embellishments, punches and of course, beautiful papers.  You'll find everything you need to create gorgeous fall, Thanksgiving and Christmas projects for you and your friends and family.  BUT WAIT!  That's not all!  


We are having a special release of MORE designer series papers that you won't find in the new mini catalog. And let me tell you, they are true to the Stampin' Up! quality and design.  

Check out this video to see the papers up close, and some beautiful projects made by our concept artist. 

Shop with me on September 6th to see the NEW mini catalog.  Click on "Menu" then click on "Online Exclusives" to see the beautiful new designer series papers.  Use HOST CODE (September orders only):  XRF4UF4A at checkout to receive my FREE GIFT BONUS. 

Tuesday, August 29, 2023

Abundant Beauty

 I know I've been missing in action lately.  I have no excuse other than I've been working on craft fair projects for my first fair this October. The days always seem to slip by but today, I took time out to play with some new products from our September-December 2023 Mini catalog.  The catalog goes live on September 6th, and there's so many great products to get.  My pre-order arrived weeks ago, but I chose to make this card with my 2nd pre-order.

I started with a piece of Basic White cardstock, measured at 4 x 5-1/4. The Abundant Beauty Decorative Masks are so much fun to use. I wanted to use the fall mask (inside the set) and my thought was to just have a very subtle background of the leaves and acorns, so I used a very light touch with Crumb Cake ink. Then I placed the sunflower mask over the background.

I began blending the sunflower leaves with Crushed Curry, then added Cherry Cobbler toward the center. I went a little farther out with the Cherry Cobbler than I had wanted to, but I like the look just the same.  The center of the flowers is a bit dark because I used Early Espresso, and I probably should have used a heavier hand with Crumb Cake.  You can barely see the detail in the flower's centers, but I'll know for next time. I used Old Olive for the leaves.

Once I had this done, I wanted to find the perfect paper and cardstock base.  The gorgeous papers in the All About Autumn 6x6 paper pack to the rescue! I used Wild Wheat for my base, which compliments the paper and the sunflowers well.  The middle strip under the focal image is the back side of the paper. I wanted more of this beautiful paper to show, so I trimmed the sunflower image to 3-1/4 x 4-1/2.

What do you think?  I know I will make sure I find time to create more from this fantastic catalog. You will see these products below, but keep in mind that this mask is not available until September 6th, when the catalog goes live. You can still click on others though, and place orders for whatever you like now. I am offering a FREE GIFT for any online order using my host code (found to the right side bar in red)

If you don't already have a demonstrator, let me know and I'll get a catalog out to you. Just click on the "request catalogs" link above.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Enjoy your day!

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Saturday, August 5, 2023

Craft Fair Projects

 I am participating in my first craft fair in my new hometown in October, so I've been working and creating a lot of things.  I've been using a lot of retired designer series papers and stamp sets (finally) and it's fun to see what I "discovered" when I went looking for them.  Some of the items brought back fond memories of the classes I had every month, when I lived in Arizona. But it's also very nice to get to use these again.  Here's some of the projects I've been working on:

These 6 scalloped gift card holder boxes are a current item in our 2023-2024 annual catalog.  They are absolutely the cutest!  Inside is a gift card holder that has an angled back so that the gift card is visually attractive to the recipient. It even has 2 slots to hold the gift card so that it doesn't move around inside the box. Just 2 pieces of designer series paper for the top and bottom, and 4 pieces for all the four sides, makes these boxes come together in a snap.  I decorated the tops with circles of various sizes, using some of our retired punches.  The box holds together with ribbon on sparkly twine.

These are the same as above, but with a fall design. I used various punches for these also, including the Handmade Tag punch, which is currently available in the 2023-2024 annual catalog. 
And these Christmas tea bag holders make a great little stocking stuffer or treat for someone They have 4 Twinings Christmas flavored teas inside. They close up like a little book and have a belly band that holds it together.  I found the instructions for these online by Brenda Quintana. Here is the link for her blog.   Qbees Quest - Designs by Brenda Quintana    If you search her blog for Tea Bag Holders she has a video you can watch too.

I hope you've enjoyed my projects today.  I can only share product links for a few items as most everything else is retired.  However, you can make these projects with any items you have on hand. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.  And if you don't already have a demonstrator and would like a copy of the new Holiday Mini catalog that starts on September 1st, please click on my link above to "request catalogs" and I'll be happy to get one in the mail as soon as I receive my shipment.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!  Happy stamping! 

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Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Kits Collection Sale !

 Hello !

A new month brings a lot of NEW ideas and a big SALE! I know that the country has been battling warmer than usual temperatures, and for longer periods of time. And a lot of storms too.  But soon, Christmas will be here and some of us have not even thought about that yet.  Me included.

Well now you can!  All of our kits are on sale this month. And, we've even added a brand new kit too! Say hello to the Festive Tags Kit. This adorable kit has enough supplies to make 15 gift tags; 3 each of 5 designs.  It's on sale too! At just $ 11.70, this kit will be a hit for family gatherings.  Do you need a nice host or hostess gift?  Or an office grab bag?  Or just something nice to give to friends and neighbors? This kit (and all of our kits) are perfect.  

Check out the completed tags in the photo below. 



$13.00 USD ​  

Available starting 1 August

Kit includes die-cut, printed sentiments in Dutch, English, French, and German 

This kit includes: 

  • Enough supplies to create 15 gift tags—3 each of 5 designs
  • Printed tags, printed die cuts and stickers, adhesive, and embellishments
  • Includes printed sentiments in English, French, German, and Dutch
  • Finished tag size range: 1-1/2" x 2" (3.8 x 5.1 cm) to 2-1/2" x 3" (6.4 x 7.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Lost Lagoon, Pool Party, and Real Red
Don't forget! August is also BONUS COUPON redemption. If you placed a qualifying order in July, you can use your Bonus Coupons this month to get even more of a discount!

Ready to check out all the kits on sale? Click on the SHOP button to the right.
If you like to have family fun getting ready for the holidays, these kits are a perfect way to make great memories and give a gift to someone special.