We are back!

Hey There, Hi There!

Hope all of you Moms out there had an absolutely fabulous day!  As a Grandmother of three little lovelies, I did! 

We took a much needed break - had the Granddaughters and family down for 5 days, and then hubby and I took off and went to Las Vegas to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary.  We had so much fun those two weeks.  Got to have Spa day with all the girls and women of the family, visited the Safari Park in Escondido - formerly San Diego Wild Animal Park, got to play games with the girls - oh my gosh, we were having an absolute blast!

As they drove off, we left for the airport for our 4 day stint in the fine city of Las Vegas.  We took a helicopter ride that took us over Red Rock Canyon and then back over the Strip.  We did the VooDoo Zip Line at The Rio Hotel (that is where we stayed), had a fabulous dinner at the VooDoo Steak House, visited Madame Tussaud's wax museum, went to TI, Venetian, Palazzo, Gold Coast, The Palms, and a couple other hotel/casino's.  All in all, we had a super time. 

Now, back to the normalcy of life, right?  First order of business is a bit of Stampin' Up! updates for you.  The new 2016-2017 catalog is OUT!  Yippee Skippee!  It is awesome.  BUT, unless you are a demonstrator (which is easy to be - just click on "Join Me") you won't be able to see it until June 1st!  Here is a sneak peak of the front cover though! 

There are 212 pages - it by far is the largest catalog ever for Stampin' Up. The 2016-2018 colors are just absolutely fabby!  Delicious names for them too!  So many new stamps and papers!

The Retired List of Products is still active until May 31, 2016.  To spark your memory, Click on Here to view products online.  Some of the products are already out of stock, but hopefully the ones you want will still be available!  Plus, remember to use the Hostess Code to qualify for a free gift at the end of May!  This code is good for any orders you place on my site through May 31st! 

May hostess code

Now, here is a project I did today for a wonderful Stampin' Up! group I belong was our weekly challenge, and since I hadn't been participating for about three weeks, I thought I better do one.  I didn't have time to "stage" the picture, and I am afraid that many of the items used are retired.  So sorry about that, but I wanted to use up some of my older DSP so that I can make room for new things!  Can't wait to get those new products! 

May 6 challenge for blog 1
It doesn't show up well, but the "Congrats" is embossed in SU's Gold Embossing Powder.  I did have fun using some glam papers.

Well, that is all for now!  Please, if you have questions or comments do not hesitate to email me or comment - good or bad - I want to hear from you!  I hope you have a wonderful week and remember to make time for "Creating With Paper!"

Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals

Wow!  Every Tuesday, Stampin' Up! has new, remarkable deals.  There are some great ones this week.  Even I am going to take advantage of a couple of them.  Click on "Weekly Deals" to see them all!

If you don't have the "Gift Box Punchboard" (135863), I would highly recommend that you pick that one up!  You can do much, much more with it than just Gift Boxes.  If you have a Big Shot or any manual die cutting machine, the Hamburger Box Die (133724), the Hearth & Home Die (139666), and the Leaflets Framelit Die (138283) are bargains this week.  All three are staples for scrapbooking and card making.  Even making a mixed media project the Hearth & Home Die and Leaflets Die are invaluable.  The Leaflets Die has a coordinating stamp set called Vintage Leaves (138802) that makes your leaves so realistic looking it is uncanny.  I used those two for many projects this last Fall.

The Metal Rimmed Pearls (138394) are a beautiful addition to glitz and glam out any project you are working on.

In future blogs, I will list products that I have used, so you will be able to see how some of these deals turn into great bargains. 

If you are interested in using dies and haven't acquired a manual die cutting machine yet, Stampin' Up! sells the Big Shot (113439).  It is a quick, easy way to cut out all sorts of beautiful images.  Many of the dies listed in the Stampin' Up! Store have coordinating stamps. 

Check all of these items and more out by clicking the "Let's Shop" button on my blog or "Shop Now" on the top banner.  Also, don't forget to sign up for blog updates.  If you are interested in joining my Creating With Paper team, just click on "Join Me" on the side bar or "Join the Fun" in the header.  You will get Stampin' Up!'s Demonstrator Starter Kit for just $99!  For that price you get:

  • Your choice of up to $155 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products!
  • A business supply pack valued at $50!

That's a total value of $205!  Your kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way!

Thanks for visiting, and as always if you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Here's to having a great day Creating With Paper!



Post Easter

I hope everyone had a wonderful Easter.  We had a fabulous day, and all the hidden eggs were found eventually.  Our brunch was so good, we all ate ourselves into oblivion.

Tomorrow is good day to check in on my blog because the Stampin' Up "Weekly Deals" change. Woo Hoo!  The products on these weekly deals are discounted a good amount.  It is always a great idea to pick up extra items you may need for future projects.  As always, if you have questions about any of the Stampin' Up products, feel free to contact me by signing up for blog updates.  Even if you aren't a Stampin' Up customer or interested in Stampin' Up products, I encourage you to sign up for these updates.  Who knows, I might just have a tip or project that tickles your fancy!  Also, follow me on Facebook!

If I can clean up my work/craft room enough to move around, I am going to try and post a project by Thursday.  Easter eve I was making mini pots of bunnies and flowers, and getting my husbands Easter basket prepared.  Plus, making the famous "Bunny Butt" cake (shown below) and prepping the ham and turkey.  So, needless to say, my craft room is quite a sight!  Cleaning up is on the agenda tonight. 

 Bunny butt cake


Thanks to all of my friends and family who have supported and encouraged this new endeavor of mine.