Paper Pumpkin – Stampin’ Up!

I have subscribed to Paper Pumpkin since it first started just over 3 years ago.  It is a monthly subscription and the whole point of it is that each month we get a SURPRISE!  We don’t know ahead of time what will be in the box, we have had cards, calendars, banners, frame art, treat holders – practically anything you can do with paper and ink has been made into a kit.  Yep – a kit, everything you need is contained within that orange box that lands in my mailbox around the 18th or 19th of each month.   Continue reading

Colorful Seasons and Tranquil Tide

The 5th and final of the new 2017 – 2019 In-colors is Tranquil Tide, the name itself sounds calming and relaxing.  It is a very deep ‘blue’ based green which I think will make a very interesting Christmas green – one I shall try out a little nearer the time!. Once again, I have paired it with Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla but as I write this I am thinking Sahara Sand would also make a great combination. Continue reading

Decorated Sticky Notes ~ video

Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper was launched in the 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog, it has all of the new In-colors,8 sheets of each of the 5 colors – that is 40 sheets of 12 x 12 paper to play with!

At the beginning of June I held my new catalog launch where I invite all my customers to come ooohhh and aaahhh over the new products, do some make and takes (using new products) and get their own copy of the new catalog.  As a thank you to them for shopping with me throughout the year and for coming to the launch I gave each of them a decorated pad of sticky notes (plus a pen) so they could mark all their favorites ready to add to their wish lists!
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Colorful Seasons with Fresh Fig

The 4th of the new 2017 – 2019 In-colors is Fresh Fig, a rich and  mellow jewel tone color.  While it works very well with neutrals I was surprised to find that it was the perfect foil for brighter colors such as Crushed Curry… who would have thought it! Continue reading

Coffee Cafe ~ a Cuppa Joe Anyone?

Those of you who know me will know that I do not drink coffee ~ I like tea and hot tea not iced tea 🙂  Having said that  the Coffee Cafe Bundle is next on my wish list!

The Coffee Cafe Stamp Set has the coordinating, Coffee Cups Framelits Dies which makes cutting the shapes and creating the cutest of cards, gift card holders a snap.  Let me share Stampin’ Up’s video introducing this new bundle.  Continue reading

Colorful Seasons with Berry Burst

This is the third of the 5 new In-Colors launched on June 1st ~ Berry Burst is a really vibrant magenta color that I paired with Smoky Slate, which allow the Berry Burst to ‘burst’ out as a focal color.

All the cards I am sharing that introduce the new 2017 – 2018 In-colors,  have been made using the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set which literally has Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter images with a selection of greetings in a lovely font.  Better yet – it has a coordinating Thinlets Die set (if you buy the bundle – you get 10% discount!) Continue reading

Introducing ~ Lemon Lime Twist

June 1st saw the new  2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! catalog launch, not only do we get lots of new stamp sets, papers, embellishments to ‘ooohhh‘ and ‘aaahhh‘ over, but we also get 5 new ink and paper colors!

I had a sneak peak of the Powder Pink the other day, today I introduce Lemon Lime Twist…………………… Continue reading

How Stampin’ Up! makes their Stamps ~ Video

Stampin’ Up! makes all its stamp sets at its manufacturing facility in Kanab, Utah.  The current catalog has 188 sets (yep I counted them) to choose from ~ wood mount, clear mount and photopolymer , but did you ever wonder how they are made?

I found a video the other day which I found fascinating……………………….. Continue reading

Rose Wonder White Wash

I love the Rose Wonder Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up!  It has a big, bold rose image which just fills the front of a card and then a whole host of greetings which pretty much would suit any occasion….. thanks, wedding wishes, thoughts and prayers, birthday and sympathy. Continue reading

New Catalog is Live ~ my first choice

The 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog is now live, filled with lots of lovely new products and ideas.  You can see an online version by clicking the link to the left there.  If you would like a copy of the catalog for your very own….. contact me and I will be happy to get one to you.

So as you look thru the catalog there is such a lot to choose from – this was the very first item on my order: Continue reading