Happy New Year my loyal followers! I am sooo sorry, but New Years Day, I was blessed with the second round of a nasty cold! I guess I just celebrated the Holidays too much! Sad... Anyway, I hope to be up and around again soon so please don't give up on me.

The new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration is here! Click on the two icons on my web site to see what interests you. Let me know if I can help you at all, because I will be checking my email from bed. Really, please let me know if you have any questions, and I will see you all soon! ;)

Are you getting scared yet?

Happy Ghouls Month!

We are well into October and I have to apologize for not being diligent at some of the offers that Stampin' Up! had going on!  Visiting Atlanta, GA and coming back and getting back in the swing of things has proven to be a challenge.  BUT, I am going strong with the mojo getting me places!

First, we have the Designer Series Paper sale!  This sale is "Buy Three, Get one FREE!  during the month of October.  The best part is that it includes Designer Series Paper from BOTH the Holiday and Annual Catalog.  Even the Specialty and DSP Stacks are included this year.  So, be sure to take advantage of that great sale.  I want so many that I just don't yet know which ones I want to stock up on!  Here is a list of papers to choose from.
Next, Stampin' Up! is having a Paper Pumpkin Holiday Kit offering.  The October and November kits coordinate with each other but they also will stand on their own.  The promotion is aptly called Season of Style Promotion!  There will be card making, gift making and more!  If you would like to join Paper Pumpkin this is a great time to do it!   If you want the October Kit, you will need to subscribe by October 10th 11:50 Mountain Time.  If you want only the November Kit, subscribe by November 10th.  I encourage you though to go for a 3 month subscription and apply by October 10th and you will get both of these Holiday Kits plus the December kit.  Then you can decide if you would like to get other kits beyond those.  The kits run 19.95 per month, shipping included ($59.85 for the three month plan), but you get absolutely everything you need from mini stamp pad, cards, embellishments, directions, fun!  There are many demonstrators who have ideas for "alternate" uses for the kits also!  These ideas are always amazing to me.

Next, a promotion that ends this month on the 31st...If you host a get together and get $300.00 in sales before shipping and handling, you will be eligible for a FREE stamp set called Merry Patterns.  Now this stamp set will NOT be available to anyone after October 31st.  If you are a demonstrator, customer or attend a workshop or place an online order, all of these situations count towards the event and the host will earn this fabulous stamp set.  Also, the great news is that the Stamp Set is in ADDITION to the Stampin' Rewards you earn.  So, if you would like to earn this Stamp Set, let me know and I will help you set up a Workshop and present samples from this stamp set.  Here is the flyer and a picture of the stamp set.

Here are a couple samples I made..I am starting to really like this stamp set.  I only wish there were framelits to match the buck (or is it a reindeer?).  He was awfully hard to fussy cut!
Buck     Candles

The gold shiny card stock is so hard to photograph..kept seeing myself reflected in it!  Aarrgghh!

So, remember, if you want to get this stamp set Host a party and it is yours!!!!  Just have it by October 31st..don't worry, I can help you out!

Well, that is all for today.  Be kind to one another and always make time for some Creating With Paper! 

What is going on? Where did September go?

Autumn Greetings!

I am sure that many of you will get really tired of me wondering where my time goes.  I plan to blog more often, and then life just gets in the way.  But I am not complaining, because my life is pretty darn great!!!

So, there is a great promo going on at Stampin' Up! this month and next.  The stamp set is called Merry Patterns.  I apologize for not letting you all know about this sooner, but...Here is a picture of the stamp set and a few samples from Stampin' Up!
Merrypat-2thumb    Merrypat-1thumb
Merrypat-3thumb    Merrypat-4thumb
The promotion goes until October 31st.  All you need to do to receive it, is host a get together and get $300.00 in sales before shipping and handling.  If you are a demonstrator, customer or attend a workshop, or place an online order, these all count towards the event and the host will earn this beautiful stamp set.  Plus, the Stamp Set is in addition to Stampin' Rewards you earn.  Let me know if you would like to host an event and I can help you set things up and present some samples from the stamp set.  I just received mine and haven't had a chance to use it yet, but I will post samples soon!!!!

Now for some pictures of some of the projects I have been doing lately.  
Coffee    Love the Merry Cafe stamp set.
Tag3 A vintage Halloween tag to hang on my garland.
Owl & lantern The Owl card is a shaker card.
Lit lantern This shows the lantern lit with a tea light.
3rd classBlack cat in a Harvest Halloween Moon.

There are other projects in the works, but have to take a break - going back to Atlanta, GA area to visit my Cousin next week.  So, email or message me to find out the ins and outs of these projects if you wish to Case them...

Be kind to one another and remember to always make time for Creating With Paper.  I will see you all in October!  YIKES!!! 







Well August is gone and here we come September!!!


I have to apologize for totally missing the month of August!  Where the heck did it go?  It is becoming way too true when they say "time flies when you are having fun!"  Got a visit in with the Grandbabes and witnessed the 60% eclipse out in our local desert Borrego Springs.  Yes, it was hot out there, but we watched as we drank Bloody Mary's and sat in the pool.  Great time!

Let's get business out of the way.  What is tomorrow????  SEPTEMBER 1st!  What happens tomorrow????  The Holiday Catalog goes LIVE!  Yippee!!  Now all of you can order whatever you want until January 1st.  If you didn't get one from me, let me know and I will gladly send one out to you!  You can still see it online, but it is much nicer to touch and feel and mark up with post-its, stars, etc.  Mine is almost destroyed already!!!  Let me know if you have any questions and I will be happy to answer them.

Wanted to just post a few things I have been working on and I am going to post a few of the cards that my partner in this paper crafting obsession, Cathy Gillick, has done.  Cathy has been an inspiration to me since 2013, and continues to amaze me daily with her creativity.  It is absolutely non-stop!!!

First, my favorite Crafty Ladies!  I have to say that my Holiday Card Buffet was a success and thank goodness as it was my first one!  I received many, many compliments and they loved that they could get down to it and finish the cards. I am the one that isn't holding any of them in the gray, but Linda in the dark blue forgot to hold hers up!  She made an Autumn and two Christmas cards.

Aug 27 craft day a

Here are the sample cards they took their ideas from.
Our next Craft Sunday, is September 10th - oh my it is close - better get busy!!!

Here are the few that I have created...


I love the new Cat Punch!  Can you tell???

As I said before, I wanted to share the cards that my downline Cathy made.  She used some non-stamping up items (but I did too on the step card), but only has been with me for a little over a year.  I have taken the liberty of putting my watermark on them as she does not have one made up yet.  I want to work with her on getting one.  Want to give her credit where credit is due!
Cathy cat
Cathy clothesline Cathy gate card 1
Cathy beach xmas
Don't you just love the beachy Christmas?  That is the cutest set!  Thanks Cathy for all of your hard work helping all of us out using your amazing creativity!

Well, that is all for me today, so I can get this published and out to you all.  Have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend.  Prayers are sent to any of our fellow demonstrators and all involved in the horrendous storms in Texas and Louisiana.  Please know you are in our hearts and we care.

Be kind to one another and always try to find time to Create With Paper!