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July 2016

Michelle Shedoudy is Creating With Paper!

Greetings All!

Hope everyone is having a fun filled, cool (ha!) summer!  Ours has been unbelievable!  So much fun with family and friends!  But, the months just keep going by in the blink of an eye!  I can't believe it is going to be August on Monday!  Yikes.  Back to work on blogging, creating and having get togethers!  The Holiday season will soon be here!

Today, I wanted to share with you my examples of the Limited Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set and the coordinating Beautiful Branches Thinlit Dies.  These two items will only be available to you August 2-August 31 or while supplies last.  This comes as a bundle (stamp set and thinlits) for $52.00 and it is gorgeous!  It is also available separately for those who haven't invested in the Big Shot yet (or another die cutting machine).  And why haven't you?  The stamp set alone is $27.00 and the Thinlits will run you $31.00.  You obviously save on the bundle, but I know many who are just getting into card making don't want to invest in a piece of equipment unless you plan to use it many times.  Believe me, you will though! 

Here are the three that I made today~

My inspiration here was from Dena Rekow of The Creativity Cave.  Her video was so fun to watch and very easy to follow.  Thoughtful branches sample

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

I found some note cards that had the hydrangea in blue/purple on them, so that is where my inspiration came from for this next card.  I will avoid using the "grass" stamp included unless it is on a plain background.  I feel it just looked messy.  The background paper is the retired "Typeset Specialty" DSP. 

Thoughtful b

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

This one is by far my favorite.  I had fun working with the dazzling diamonds glitter paper and silver embossing powder (#109131 - forgot to add it to the supply list below).  Again, the white background paper is from the retired "Irresistibly Yours" the leaf pattern.  It is hard to see in the photo.  The sentiment is also from a Sale-A-Bration Stamp set "Simply Wonderful".

Thoughtful a

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

So, do you want this stamp and die bundle yet?  Remember it will be only available in August 2-31!  Put on your calendars to order it on Monday - just go to my Shop Now button and order away (bundle # 144328, stamp set #143539, and thinlits set #143538).  I promise you won't be disappointed!  There are so many possibilities!  Take a look at Pinterest ~ there are many beautiful examples of all the stamps and thinlits in the set ~ it is mind boggling!

HOLIDAY CATALOG!  It is coming soon!  If you are one of my customers, you have been put on our mailing list and will automatically get one mailed to you from Stampin' Up!  If you aren't, as soon as I get them in my hot little hands, I will send you one.  Email me at and put in the subject line "Holiday Catalog".  Of course let me know who you are and your address :-)  I got a sneak peek and woo hoo does it have some absolutely fabby things in it!  The catalog goes LIVE September 1st and is good until January 3rd, 2017 (whaatt?? 2017?? geez!)

August 28th is the Creating With Paper gathering and I will be showing off some samples of things from the HOLIDAY catalog for my local gals.  If you are interested in joining our group where ever you are, just follow my blog.  Someday I hope to make some videos here and try a Facebook Live class.  I will keep you updated on that new adventure.

If you wish to purchase anything from the new Annual Catalog that just came out in June, remember this:

July Hostess CodeAdd the July Hostess Code at the end of your order.  I will be giving you the new August Hostess code on Monday!

Until we meet again (which I promise will be sooner than later now that summer is almost over :-( ) remember to live, love, laugh and make time for Creating With Paper!

Michelle Shedoudy is back Creating With Paper and with Lots of New Information!

Greetings my Paper Peeps!

Yes, I have been AWAY for quite awhile.  Family is first priority and we visited and had relatives staying with us for much of May and most of June!  We are home for awhile, but we already miss our Granddaughters and my cousin and her family very much.  We were as they say "quite the social butterflies" not something we are used to doing, but it turned out we had a wonderful "vacation".

I have to put in a special note about my Granddaughter Emily.  She is on a traveling softball league up in the Berkeley area and her team "The Outlaws" have won every, single one of their games! This winning streak is allowing them to come to San Diego for the softball finals!  We are so very excited that we get to see her and her family again (2 weeks after our visit) and help cheer Emily and her teammates on to what we believe will be a VICTORY!!!  Go Emily!!!

Now it is back to stamping and sharing new things happening in the crafting world and with my favorite company Stampin' Up!  The new Stampin' Up! catalog is out and public. So many fun things in this new catalog. 


But wait!  We hear rumblings that the HOLIDAY CATALOG will soon be available!  That deserves a huge Yippee Skippy from me!  Love the Holiday season, so I personally will be looking sooo forward to it!  I will keep you all posted when that will be available. 

A quick note: IF you JOIN my TEAM in July, you will be able to take advantage of previewing and pre-ordering from the Holiday Catalog before everyone else!  Just think!  BEFORE anyone even sees the catalog YOU will be able to order and receive your items.  I say "Win Win!"  So, to join my TEAM, click on the "Join Me" button in the right sidebar or the "Join the Fun" button at the top of the blog.  I would love to have you on my team of awesome demonstrators and help you take your hobby wherever you want it to go!!!

TOOT TOOT!!!  Stampin' Up! is offering an absolutely awesome promotion for everyone in July and August!   Stampin' Up! has NEVER done anything like this before and it is a deal everyone will want in on!  Details are below!

Header_bonusdays_demo_july0716_engDid you get everything you want from the new annual catalog yet?  It only came out a month ago, but if you are like me, you probably still have some items on your wish list. 

Now is a perfect time to pick up or stock up on essentials such as Card Stock, Adhesives, Embellishments, etc. then use your Coupons during August to treat yourself to items from your Wish List.  For every $50 you spend between July 7 (that's tomorrow!) and July 31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 2–31. This is a great opportunity to shop from your wish list, whether you buy your favorite products now or later in August with your coupons!


  • Promotion Period July 7-31, 2016
  • Redemption Period August 2-31, 2016
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupons can only be delivered via email
  • It is strongly recommended that participants both save emails containing their Bonus Days coupons codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place.  Codes cannot be resent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
  • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions.  New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.

You may contact me with any questions or if you want to place an order for your Bonus Days coupons go to or my blog

Folks, this has been a "whew" blog with lots of information.  I will be posting some recent projects on Friday but I wanted to get out this important, exciting news to you so you can take advantage of it!  So, remember!  Join My Team for pre-order from the Holiday Catalog, AND take advantage of the Bonus Days promotion.  More money to get product with in August!  Here is your July Hostess code:

July Hostess Code

Hope all is well with everyone and remember to make time for "Creating With Paper".