Tuesday, July 22, 2014

So MUCH to say!

Ah!  After getting back from convention, I'm feeling inspired!  OH! MY!  There's so much fun to come.  Seriously!

I am still working on getting all the photos off of my phone & camera, and will have lots of fun ideas to share with you from all my swaps, SU's display boards, new product displays, class samples and more.  But being it's Tuesday, that means there's new Weekly Deals to share with you.

Here they are:

Bitty Banners Big Shot Die Framelits
Price$14.95 $11.21
Calypso Coral Celebration Add-on Kit
Price$9.95 $7.46
Celebration Basics Kit
Price$14.95 $11.21
Crushed Curry 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Price$8.95 $6.71
Curly Label Punch
Price$16.95 $12.71
Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch
Price$15.95 $11.96
Pumpkin Pie 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Price$8.95 $6.71
Summer Happiness Kit -- Digital Download
Price$9.95 $5.97

Be sure to use this month's hostess code.  N7Y6XMEZ
Don't forget that the DSP is buy 3 get 1 free this month too!

I'm in the midst of creating next month's calendar, and it looks like there's some spots open for workshops.  This is a great time to have a workshop and earn some free product.  Watch for an update with my calendar soon!

Also, SU announced that if you are joining My Paper Pumpkin for the first time, you can save half off your first 2 months' kits.  Use HALFOFF2 when signing up. This offer is good until September 10.  Double dip?  Sure why not!?  I am offering anyone who subscribes by July 27, that's 5 more days, a free snail adhesive!  Click here to join MPP!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Holiday Sneak Peek!

I'm enjoying every minute of convention right now...and here's a sneak peek of the cover of the new holiday catalog! Can't wait to share all of this fun with everyone when I get back!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

My Paper Pumpkin...Answers

Ok, so less questions than I was hoping for.  ;(  But I will tell you everything I know in addition to the 2 that were asked.

1.  Is there a limit to how many kits you can skip in a year?  NO.  You manage your account the best way you see fit.  You log into your account and click on "manage my account" where you can skip that month.  You need to do anything and everything by the 10th in order to have it take place for that month.

2.  Are the stamps wood/clear/polymer different each month? With your first kit, you will receive a clear block.  This is to use with all the kits to come.  Lately I've seen more photopolymer, but it started out with clear.  It seems they do what works best for the project.

3.  What are the benefits to joining under you?  (That's ME :) )
A.  Each month, I host a get together where you bring your red box, snips, clear block, and adhesive and we get to create our kits together.  You could wait and have the surprise and open your tissue paper with the group, or open it ahead of time.
B.  I will also give those who attend an ADDITIONAL card kit that uses their exclusive stamps in an alternate way.
C.  I'm also working on a loyalty program, where you are rewarded for being a member for different amounts of time, and an EXCLUSIVE blog/FB group where I will share additional ideas for your kit that month.  These kits are truly a value and I want everyone to know that!
D.  If you join today ( to get in before July's kit ships ) or BEFORE July 27, I will personally buy you a Snail adhesive as a thank you.  Who doesn't need more adhesive, and you'll need a snail from time to time with your kit!

4.  Is there any way to get a discount on the kit?  YES.  By ordering a prepaid subscription, you can either save $1 or $2 each month, as well as earn hostess benefits.  :)

5.  How many ink spots come in the kit?  One to two ink spots come in the kit each month.  They are from all families of colors, but never retired colors, and don't repeat in a calendar year.  So this is a FANTASTIC way to build your ink collection.

6.  Are there any ways to get past kits?  YES!  An exclusive benefit to being a "member" is have access to previous kits. They release more all the time, however, it is not every kit they've ever made.  It works "as supplies last."

7. Can a prepaid subscription be ordered with hostess dollars?  YES!  You could use your hostess dollars from your workshop or purchase of $150 or more to treat yourself to a gift all year long.

8.  Does the kit come with instructions?  YES!  And they've even improved them with step by step photos.

9.  I'm a novice crafter, I'm not sure this is for me...  YES, it is.  These kits are designed to be completed in 30 minutes or less, and aren't complicated, yet they look great when completed.  It's actually a great way to have a "mini" workshop or class at your house.  You'll learn techniques you may not have known, and create something beautiful in the process.

10.  I'm an experienced crafter, I'm not sure this is for me..  YES it is too!  PP is a great way to get yourself out of a creativity slump, with everything designed for you.  Or better yet, use the elements, and all the extras to challenge yourself to make something more "complicated" if you must!  Who doesn't want EXCLUSIVE stamps!?

11.  Is MPP suitable for kids?  YES!  My 4 year old daughter and I do these together.  What a great surprise you and your child/grandchild/niece/nephew can look forward to each month.

12.  I've joined, and I don't like my kit this month.  What do I do?  LET ME KNOW!  Stampin' Up! is committed to making things right.  They will handle each case on an individual basis, but I know one thing, they are the best customer service team and want to make sure their customers are happy.

13.  How does the Prepaid subscription work?  You order it just as any other item in the online store or by contacting me, and it will email you a code.  You then will visit the MPP website, create your account, and enter your code.  It then shows the number of months you have on your subscription.

So that's it.  I'm sure I'll think of more, and I will update this post if needbe.  However, if you are on the fence with joining, just give it a try.  I know you will be happy!

With all of that said, TODAY is the last day to sign up for MPP to get in on July's kit.  With kits shipping around the middle of the month, I would think we'd have them in a week, so what are you waiting for?

Use this month's hostess code (N7Y6XMEZ) if you'd like to order a prepaid subscription, or simply visit the MPP website to join on a month to month basis.

Thanks for reading today!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Weekly Deals July 8-14

Here are this week's weekly deals! 

Artisan Label Punch
Price$15.95 $11.96
Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil
Price$10.95 $8.21
Retro Fresh This and That Journal
Price$10.95 $8.21
Retro Fresh This and That Washi Tape
Price$4.95 $3.71
Silver 1/8 Ribbon
Price$4.95 $3.71
Smoky Slate 3/4 Chevron Ribbon
Price$8.95 $6.71
Sweet Shop Kit -- Digital Download
Price$9.95 $5.97

Snatch them while you can!  Use hostess code :

Q & A: My Paper Pumpkin

How many of you may have heard of My Paper Pumpkin, but aren't really sure about it for one reason or another?  Today's the day, to ask anything!

Leave a question below and I'll answer it in an upcoming post.

Everyone who asks a question will get a free Stampin' Spot.  I have over a year's worth of MPP kits of spots...I think I'm over 30!  (Just think, if you join, you could be saying the same thing in a few months!)

Here are some facts about MPP:

1.  It's $19.95 (shipping INCLUDED) monthly subscription that comes automatically to your door without you doing a thing.  It's a FUN surprise, complete with tissue paper to tear open and everything.  Who doesn't love Christmas once a month?  Just think, you've had a rough day at work, and what's waiting in your mailbox, but a creative escape to take your mind off your day...  I know I look forward to my box arriving each month!

2.  The kits keep getting better!  Seriously.  Stampin' Up! has committed to making these a VALUE, and they are!  

3.  In each kit, you will receive ONE, sometimes TWO Stampin' Spots, which build your collection of ink colors.  Stampin' Up! has committed to not repeating a color in a year, so that's something to think about! Also included are EXCLUSIVE stamps that you can use on projects to come.  They are versatile stamps too, making it easy to use them on additional projects.

4.  The kits contain materials to make between 4-8 cards or other paper crafting items.  All you need are paper snips, as well as a Snail Adhesive or Gluestick, and this is occasional.  Most of the time, the elements are pre-adhered or the kit comes with glue dots or dimensionals (when needed).  I have assembled kits on road trips before! 

5.  If you want to make changes to your subscription, you can!  As long as it is by the 10th of the month, you can "hold" or cancel, and you won't be billed for that month.  

6.  Wanna know something else that is great?  You can PRE PAY your subscription.  This is great for a couple of reasons.  
a) not worrying about being billed.  
b) good gift idea for a friend?  A prepaid subscription makes that possible! 
c)  earning a discount on the cost of your kit.  A 6 or 12 month subscription offers a discount per month, and with a 12 month, you are saving $24 dollars, which is getting more than 1 kit for free!  Even better is that a prepaid subscription can go towards a workshop order, meaning hostess dollars for you.  Whether it's hostess dollars earned from my monthly drawing, or your own private shopping spree, you can earn money back on your purchase, making the discount go further.

OK!  I don't want to tell you too much!  Start asking!  I have lots of perks for being a subscriber through me, so there's a hint....ready? GO!

After you've asked away.... check out my Pinterest board of different MPP ideas.  There are some incredible things that people are doing with these kits.  I posted a link in the sidebar.  :)

I will answer all questions in a post that will publish on the 10th....just in time to sign up for July's kit.  So don't hesitate to ask!  

Visit the My Paper Pumpkin website today!  Or order a prepaid subscription here.  Be sure to use this month's hostess code (unless you're on a shopping spree of $150 or more) 


Monday, July 7, 2014

Endless Birthday Wishes

Happy Monday Everyone!

Here's a fun card I created a while back, that features the Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set.  When it was released a while back, it was such a big hit, that it shortly became unavailable (which is why I kept this tucked away), until now!  It's now available again!  I love it. 

To color the cake, I took my first attempt at blendabilities.  I just colored in the image, and didn't do any blending, as I was trying to match the colors, Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon.  I used the darkest of the Daffodil Delight and the Middle shade of the Coastal Cabana Blendabilites markers.  I did use Smoky Slate and a Blender Pen to get the gray cake plate.  And you know what's crazy?  If you run your finger over the colored image, it's smooth where I colored in the cake part, and pilly (I know, not a word), where the blender pen got to do it's job.  I still love to color with blender pens, don't get me wrong, however, these blendabilities are SO nice.  You have got to try them!  And even better?  August 1, the ENTIRE Blendabilites line will be available (which just happens to include Smoky Slate!)!

One of my favorite parts about this card?  The Lost Lagoon dots!  With a Photopolymer (completely clear) stamp, it makes it so easy to create this pattern of dots, that coordinate with the dots of the Moonlight Designer Series Paper.  A couple of twists and turns was all it took to stamp to create the pattern as a background.  

I topped it off with a knot of Lost Lagoon ribbon, and added "wishes" at the bottom.  I think it says enough with the cake! 

Thanks for reading today.  I'll be back tomorrow with more weekly deals!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Updates Galore!

I have so much to say!  But so little time....  I'll be quick! :)

This weekend's classes were a success!  I'll post pictures later this week.  We had tons of fun using the "Work of Art" stamp set in 3 different ways.  I also snuck in a pinwheel from this month's MPP kit, and it was just in time for July 4!  That kit was loaded with tons of goodies, 24 pinwheels to be exact, so I thought I'd share the fun and have everyone try one out.  I also ordered a refill kit, so I could make more projects (check later this week to see what I make), which is another perk of being a MPP member...  

On to the updates:


Shop NOW!  If you are one of my preferred customers and have a coupon, please remember that if you purchase $50 in Blendabilities, I'm buying you your Memento Ink pad :)  But don't forget your ink refill or your Whisper white Cardstock!  

Also, new Weekly Deals!

2013-2015 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
Price$14.95 $11.21
7/8 Circle Scallop Punch
Price$12.95 $9.71
Gold Sequin Trim
Price$4.95 $3.71
Label Bracket Punch
Price$15.95 $11.96
Neutrals Designer Buttons
Price$7.95 $5.96
Silver Baker's Twine
Price$3.50 $2.63
Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Price$10.95 $8.21
Summer Home Digital Kit - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!
Price$14.95 $8.97

And last but not least,

ALL Designer Series Paper is BUY 3, Get 1 FREE!

If you are planning on ordering this month, keep in mind a few things:

My customer appreciation coupon for July is a FREE memento ink pad when you order $50 in Blendabilities.

The July hostess code is 


If you will be placing an order of $150 or more, please don't enter this hostess code, you'll be earning your own benefits!  :)

Thanks for taking a minute to read today!