Monday, March 31, 2014


I've been a subscriber since day 1.  My Paper Pumpkin gets better and better.

Paper Pumpkin Turns One!

Have you ever seen something so remarkable that it helps women from all walks of life feel creative? Imagine what it would be like to join the team that makes that happen! Amazing, right? That’s exactly how I feel as the newest member of the Paper Pumpkin team!

 Even more amazing is the incredible year Paper Pumpkin has had.
  • We’ve sent out 229,000 Paper Pumpkin projects (say that three times fast!) to our friends.
  • We’ve helped over 45,000 women bring out their creative sides—(and we know that they were just waiting to break out)!
  • We even had 13,000 take advantage of our Free Marker offer—which is available until midnight tonight!
Yep. Not bad for something that is only ONE-year old!

To celebrate, we held a birthday party at our Riverton Campus, complete with yummy cake, festive balloons, and even party hats.

And thanks for helping me feel like part of the family!
Sabrina  B.
Sr. Marketing Specialist


The other day I shared a card I cased with the HELLO LOVELY sentiment from SU!  Well I totally modified that card with different colors and added the STARBURST SAYINGS stamp set.  I LOVE this layout and I love the TAPE IT stamp set.  Really looks like washi tape which is so HOT HOT HOT right now.  I then stamped YOU MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE and some starburst wheels and then DIE CUT them - YES!!!! I die cut them with the coordinating framelits by SU!  What a great card!  Some lucky friend or family member is going to receive this card.
Notice I added some glitz to the centers of the starbursts - adhesive backed rhinestones!  Love them! These are my favorite embellishments.  Such a clean and easy card and fun, fun, fun to create!
Just a note, that I am recently back from the Remarkably Hot Retreat in Pa and I'll be sharing some cool cards I created there and some photos from the weekend. Make sure you return here this week to see what I have for you.

note:  all supplies are Stampin Up!

Sunday, March 30, 2014


Today's my birthday.  I'm celebrating with some dear friends in Harrisburg, Pa crafting for 4 wonderful days.  We are on the REMARKABLE HOT RETREAT.  I'm creating some cool things I'm going to show you this coming week.  In the meantime, enjoy my MDS birthday card.

MDS Supply ListBackground
     Color = KIWI KISS 181,176,76

     (re-colored) Color = MELON MAMBO 234,62,112
     (re-colored) Color = MELON MAMBO 234,62,112
     (re-colored) Color = MELON MAMBO 234,62,112
    Crochet Trim Ribbon\Chantilly (re-colored) Color = MELON MAMBO 234,62,112
    TUESDAY MORNING\IMendez-TuesdayMorning-Elements\IMendez-TuesdayMorning-Flower3 (re-colored) Color = MELON MAMBO 234,62,112
    Dahlias\Dahlias - bashful blue (re-colored) Color = 111,168,239

    Splatters\A Split Second\A Split Second - splatter 1, Color = 0,0,0
    _Designer Kits\Pinwheels on Parade\Pinwheels on Parade - happy birthday, Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255

    1.25 Inch Square, Fill Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255

Thursday, March 27, 2014


I saw this cake on PINTEREST!  I placed it on my facebook page saying how I'd love this cake since I love EASTER PEEPS!  I love M and M's also.  Guess What?  My friend Mary Jo actually made this cake and gave it to me when we celebrated my birthday last night at GINZA with some friends. 

This is just the coolest cake I've ever seen!  Thanks Mary Jo!

Go ahead and PIN this idea!  Just hover over the picture until the signal comes up then click and pin!  Easy as Pie.  If you cannot pin it from the post, click here and then click over the photo.

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


Here's the latest digital downloads from SU!  So cool!

New Downloads 03-25-2014

Stampin’ Up! is committed to bringing you fresh, exciting digital content each and every week. Check out the latest downloads below. Click on the download title to see it in the store, or click on the images to get an even closer view. You can also click here to view a PDF with additional details about this week’s downloads.

My Digital Class For The Home Ensemble
(item 137824)
(NA, EU, SP)

Throughout The Years Photobook Template (8"X8")
(item 137902)
(NA, EU, SP)

Easter Blessings Ensemble
(item 137797)
(NA, EU, SP)

Purple Passion Kit
(item 137901)
(NA, EU, SP)

Happy Congratulations Stamp Brush Set
(item 137903)
(NA, EU, SP)

Blessed Easter Stamp Brush
(item 137905)
(NA, EU, SP)

Stampin' Up! My Digital Studio Team


Here's a partly original and partly cased card.  Catherine Harrod made the original and I received it in a swap.  She used different colors.

 The I THINK YOU'RE LOVELY is a FREE SALEABRATION stamp set.  You have until March 31st to order.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014


Catalog Premiere: Coming to you LIVE from Long Beach, California

NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN SU!  Come to the Premiere.  I'll be headed to the event in Baltimore, MD.  I can't wait.  And for those of you who are happy to be customers, I will be ordering a FREE catalog for you. All you need to do is make a SU! purchase from me in April or May.

Last Friday SU! put up a post announcing a little event we’re calling the 2014 Catalog Premiere. We’ll be broadcasting to theaters in 39 cities on April 28 to unveil our amazing new catalog.

Just in case you missed it—the home of this event, the excitement epicenter, the place where the red carpet will be laid—is Long Beach, California.
Date: Monday, April 28, 2014
Time: 4:00 pm (PT)
Location: Long Beach Convention Center
Fee: $100
Registration: Now open!
(Visit Events>2014 Catalog Premiere on the demonstrator website to register)
Some of you may remember that Stampin’ Up!’s last live event in California was in 2008. When we were deciding where to hold this red carpet event—the PREMIERE of the catalog, we decided California would be the ideal place. (You might also be interested to know that the convention center is on the beach. Woooh!)
And what would a premiere be without stars? Naturally, we’ll be flying in “Stamp-lebrities” to introduce the 2014–2015 annual catalog to you. It’s going to be fancy. Think: ball gowns and black ties. 
What else? In addition to being one of the first to see the catalog, you’ll be with your friends as they see it. Not only that, but you get to KEEP the catalog. WAIT—there’s more to this daydream! You get to TAKE HOME stuff that is in the catalog. 
While attendees in all 39 of our event theaters will see and take home a little something from the catalog—members of our “live studio audience” will get a little something EXTRA. (Just sayin’!)
In Long Beach, you’ll also get extra event time! Just as the satellite transmission ends and the host signs off, you’ll realize: WE’RE NOT DONE! You’ll be able to stretch your legs, grab some treats, and enjoy one more hour of Stampin’ Up! fun.
If, however, the polar vortex has you sucked in so far that there’s no way you’re going to make it to Long Beach . . . not to worry: we’ve got a theater near you! Check it out now, because spaces are filling up fast. (We actually had a few cities fill overnight.) And this event is too good to miss.
If you aren’t a demonstrator—never fear! Just contact Me -  your SU! demonstrator! They’ll tell you how you can join and make this first-ever broadcast event your first-ever event as a demonstrator!
I hope to see you there!
Angie G.
Event Producer


Weekly Deals


Here's the latest Hostess Code -  GM94BK24

We hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

This And That Epic Day Designer Series Paper Item # 130814
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Soho Subway Designer Series Paper Item # 130140
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Silver Glimmer Paper Item # 124005
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Champagne Glimmer Paper Item # 127885
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Cajun Craze 8-1/2X11 Card Stock Item # 119684
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Brights Core'Dinations Cardstock Item # 129953
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Subtles Core'Dinations Item # 129954
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Wonderful You Board Book Template - Digital Download Item # 130103
Regular Price: $14.95 US/$16.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.97 US/$9.90 CAN

Monday, March 24, 2014


Here's my latest digital page using My Digital Studio by SU!  Can't wait to hit the beach.  It won't be long, even if snow is in the current forecast for the east coast, the future looks bright!

MDS Supply List

     Color = 171,66,35

    _Designer Kits/Keep This Memory - frames/Keep This Memory - hexagon frame
    _Designer Kits/Keep This Memory - tags/Keep This Memory - tag 3
    Staple & Stitching/Whisper White - Stitching Straight
    Staple & Stitching/Whisper White - Stiching Zigzag
    _Designer Kits/Keep This Memory - borders/Keep This Memory - ticket ribbon
    _Designer Kits/Keep This Memory - borders/Keep This Memory - numbers

    By the Seashore\By the Seashore - shell, Color = 230,WATERMARK 255,255,255

    Basics\Hexagon Punch
    Basics\Hexagon Punch, Fill Color = 136,53,27
    Large Photo Corner Punch
    Large Photo Corner Punch
    Large Photo Corner Punch
    Large Photo Corner Punch
    Large Photo Corner Punch
    Large Photo Corner Punch
    Basics\Hexagon Punch

Sunday, March 23, 2014


This month's My Paper Pumpkin came with even more goodies.  With this month's offering - you can make 8 fabulous cards and look at what's included in the KIT - it's awesome! And if you sign up on or before March 31st, you get the extra bonus SU! MARKERS with your purchase!

Paper Pumpkin Pizzazz

I know that our monthly Paper Pumpkin kits arrive with pretty much everything you need to create a project—they even come with the project idea. The whole idea, of course, is that you can quickly and easily create a fun project, without the stress of creating the project and gathering the supplies.
But what if you like coming up with new ideas yourself? Personally, I’m a CASE (Copy And Share Everything) girl—I love creating projects that other people design, but sometimes I’ll change up a color palette or add a layer or switch out an accessory. And even though Paper Pumpkin is truly creativity made simply and easy, there’s still room for a little added pizzazz.
I thought I’d make my point by sharing these four cards, all made with the March Paper Pumpkin kit—and nothing else! All we did is add a few foil accents made with the foil that comes inside the kit! Can’t get much easier than that. . .

Sign up for my paper pumpkin RIGHT HERE!


I created this card with 2 of the FREE SALEABRATION items I earned from SU! The YOU'RE LOVELY stamp set and the DECORATIVE DOTS embossing folder.  There's still time to EARN FREE ITEMS, but there is only 8 days to do it.  Head on over to my website to order today.
The designer paper I used is the WATERCOLOR WONDER dsp from the OCCASIONS SU! catalog.  The floral paper on the top is gorgeous. I just love the colors. When you turn that paper over - since SU! dsp is double sided - is greyish watercolored dots.  I stamped the blossoms from the YOU'RE LOVELY stamp set on top of that paper.  I also added twine that you might not be able to tell, but I sponged with TEMPTING TURQUOISE ink.  I also die cut the stamped label and added the LIVE HAPPY sentiment that comes with the set.  Butterflies were punched, embossed with the BIG SHOT and attached to the card.  I had some gold smooch spritz around and gave it some glitz.
The inside stamp is not SU! but a stamp I found at a local craft store a few years ago.  I liked the sentiment so I stamped it with whisper white craft ink from SU!
Reminds me of Spring!

Friday, March 21, 2014

I'm in love with this HIP HIP HOORAY card kit.  I've been making cards like crazy and then using the cards I've made as templates for other cards.  My friend Pat Nuckels emailed me after she put her cards together and said it was one of the best she has worked with.  My customer Sally Evanicci ordered 2 additional kits after putting hers together. The quality is unbelievable.  You receive everything you need to complete the cards and more.

These are just some of the cards I made with the kit with some modifications.  That's one of the greatest things about the kit - I can add other embellishments or stamped images if I want to. If I want to take the kit to a retreat or scrapbook/craft event to work on, it's all there.  

click here for HIP HIP HOORAY FLYER.

Here's some of the cards you can make with the kit alone: