Paper Pumpkin Special! What a Deal for 31 Hours!

 

pp_one-day-deal_demo-headerI LOVE subscribing to Paper Pumpkin! I bet you would too and now you can give it a try for ONLY $5 for your first kit! You get the June kit for ONLY $5 and that is a great deal! There is ABSOLUTELY NO OBLIGATION to continue to receive the kits. Once you receive your first kit for $5 and decide to continue, then the regular price is $19.95 and that includes shipping and tax.

Here are the details:

  • 31 HOURS ONLY get your first kit for ONLY $5!
  • Offer is for FIRST-TIME subscribers only.
  • Offer starts on Thursday, June 9 (TODAY) at 5:00 PM MT (6:00 PM CST) and ends Friday, June 10 at 11:50 PM MT.
  • Go to www.mypaperpumpkin.com to sign up.
  • Please select me as your demonstrator.

EASY PEASY PEOPLE! Believe me, you’ll LOVE receiving this “creativity in a box”! It includes everything you need to get creating!

If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to contact me! Have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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Find Your Inspiration! The New Catalog is LIVE!

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Click HERE to view the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog!

The NEW Stampin’ Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog is HERE! Check out the NEW In Colors! Love ’em! Of course there are a lot of new stamps, designer series papers (DSP), dies, ribbons, embellishments, project kits, and so much more! You can order your very own catalog at my online store OR if you order $75 in products (before S&H and taxes), I’ll send you one for FREE plus you’ll receive next year’s catalog for FREE as well! Please be sure to order from my online store though!

Two Promotions are Happening in the Month of June!

Promotion #1

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What a great way to not only get NEW products but to also get TWO FREE STAMP SETS! Oh and you’ll also get a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit!! WOW! Let me explain . . .

Join my team The Sweet Inkers by selecting $125 in products from the new 2016-2017 catalog for JUST $99 and ADD TWO ADDITIONAL stamps of your choice, ANY PRICE, for FREE and FREE shipping! This could end up being a total of $104 in free products depending on what  you pick!

The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit on page 196 would be a great start up kit but you can choose whatever items you want PLUS you’ll get a FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit for joining Stampin’ Up! . . . how awesome is that!  There is absolutely no obligation after that unless you want to continue to stay active as a demonstrator! I am available to answer any and all questions and can’t wait to welcome you to join my team and to have some creative fun! Interested? Click HERE to get to my online store and you’ll automatically be on my Join the Fun page! Questions? Contact me!

Let’s Recap! 

  • YOUR CHOICE of $125 in products – pay only $99! (Value $175 with business supply pack)
  • Choose TWO ADDITIONAL FREE stamp sets of any value – June 1-30, 2016 ONLY!
  • ONE FREE Paper Pumpkin Kit ($19.95 value)
  • FREE shipping (local sales and tax will apply)
  • NO OBLIGATION to ever hold a class, workshop or club!
  • Great opportunity to check out what Stampin’ Up! has to offer!

Promotion #2

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EARN EXTRA HOST REWARDS! During the month of June, if you place an online order of $350 or more (before shipping and taxes), you will get an EXTRA $35 in HOST REWARDS! Please shop my online store when doing so! The extra $35 is in addition to the regular host rewards you would earn! Or you can host a workshop at your home (if you live in my area) or even a Virtual Stampin’ Up! Party (Face Book) and have all your family and friends that LOVE to craft! I can certainly help you set that up!

Well I hope this hasn’t been an overload of information! If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to contact me! Have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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“Wild Animal” Theme at the Paper Players Card Challenge #PP295!

Deer are WILD animals! I couldn’t resist this challenge. I used a RETIRED stamp set, Remembering Christmas from the 2014 Holiday Catalog! I love this stamp! We live on 100+ acres bumped up to the Shawnee National Forest in Southern Illinois. My huge expansion of a front yard serves as a refuge for the deer as I have a “No Porch Shooting” policy! I love watching them feel at home and safe especially when they have little ones! Several years ago you could see nearly a dozen bucks from upstairs off to one side of our place bedded down. I had never seen that many bucks together! It was really special. I hope you like my card!

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The Paper Players Clean-and-Simple Challenge #295

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If you REALLY like this stamp perhaps you might find one on eBay or I could search for one on your behalf. It’s called Remembering Christmas – Wood Mount #131760 &  Clear Mount #131763 – It has a sentiment that says “Remembering you at Christmas and wishing you the best in the new year” to be stamped on the inside and a sentiment “Warm Wishes” for the front of the card. Both are in a beautiful cursive font. I just found this image to share with you!

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I used the Wondrous Wreath Photopolymer Stamp Set to make the color. I did some tracing to fussy cut and fit it around the neck. I LOVE the way it turned out! The sweet little Merry Christmas sentiment is from The Petite Pairs Stamp Set which will NO LONGER be available when the NEW CATALOG goes live on June 1st! I truly love this stamp set and I hate to see it go!

SUPPLIES:

Price: $110.00

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Retiring stamp sets are available through the *end of May* but “everything else” is different . . . when they are gone they are gone! If you see an X in the Not Available column, that item is GONE! This list is continually updated as well! Check it out! *Retiring stamp sets will be manufactured through May 22. After that date, once a stamp set is gone . . . it’s gone!

Retiring List PDF File – Click HERE

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT ALL RETIRING ITEMS! 

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If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to contact me! Have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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Mother’s Day Card & Pals Paper Arts Challenge PPA298

I sure hope my mother-in-law, Cheryl, doesn’t see today’s post because this is her Mother’s Day card! My mother, Elsie Smart (she passed 12.24.2014 from Ovarian Cancer), would absolutely LOVE my card and I hope you will too! Last year I had a really hard time making a Mother’s Day card but this year was a bit easier. I still miss her terribly though! She was my best friend, my rock, . . . my mom! We talked each and every day about everything and about nothing! My mom was one of a kind!

Any who, I really didn’t know if I was going to like the end result of my card but I’m really happy with it. I LOVE trying to create a card from a sketch layout or color combination. The sketch layout is from Pals Paper Arts (PPA) by Ginger Toivonen. Ginger is one of PPA’s Design Team Members. Be sure to visit Pals Paper Arts and check out all the wonderful cards that are showcased! PPA is one of several of my favorite card challenge sites. I really appreciate all those involved in providing us with such a great card challenge site! Thank you PPA’s Design Team! Well on to my card and my take on the sketch . . .

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Here is the Pals Paper Arts PPA298 sketch layout . . .

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I struggled about what to do in the middle of that bow placed on the wreath! I used the largest Metal Rimmed Pearl! Then I added some some small pearls to some of the flowers on the wreath and bit larger pearls on the flowers placed on the Scalloped Tag. LOVE IT! BTW, the Tangelo Twist Bakers Twine, I won and it’s not a current item. Sorry!

I had wondered about adding some flowers in Hello Honey on the Scalloped Tag. I decided not to since I had used Hello Honey as the mortar in the bricks. I LOVE the Brick Wall Embossing Folder! Don’t you?! This was my first time doing this technique using the Brayer to add the “mortar” look to the bricks. I just inked up my Brayer (retiring item!) and ran it over the side that says “Sizzix” on it. Then I laid my card panel down on the side without the ink and then I closed the embossing folder. I held it tight while I sandwiched it between the cutting pad and ran it through the Big Shot!

I LOVE my Big Shot! LOVE IT! If you don’t have one and would like to purchase one, talk to me first! Stampin’ Up! is releasing an updated Big Shot in the catalog! PLUS I can get you an additional item or two for FREE. i.e. Two embossing folders @ $7.50 each = $15.00. Curious? Contact me!

SUPPLIES:

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I wanted to use the SOON TO RETIRE In Colors 2014-2016 for my card. I am going to miss these colors! Especially Blackberry Bliss!

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Retiring stamp sets are available through the *end of May* but “everything else” is different . . . when they are gone they are gone! If you see an X in the Not Available column, that item is GONE! This list is continually updated as well! Check it out! *Retiring stamp sets will be manufactured through May 22. After that date, once a stamp set is gone . . . it’s gone! 

Retiring List PDF File Click HERE

If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to contact me! Have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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Retiring Products ~ Save Up to 50% ~ Great Deals!

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With the NEW 2016-2017 Annual Catalog on it’s way (June 1), NOW is the time so get some great products and SAVE UP TO 50%! There is a HUGE selection of select Stampin’ Up! retiring products including stamps, inks, cardstock, designer serious papers, punches, dies, ribbons, embellishments and more! You can order retiring stamp sets through May 31 but if it is sold out by May 22 then that stamp set will no longer be available. “Everything Else” will only be available while supplies last!

You can print out the pdf file. This document is updated regularly to show what items are no longer available. If you see an X under the Not Available column, then it is GONE!

RETIRING LIST PDF FILE – Click HERE

BE SURE TO CHECK OUT ALL RETIRING ITEMS! 

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If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to contact me! Have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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Happy 30th Anniversary Card with FMS #234!

WOW! My Sweetheart and I have been married 30 YEARS TODAY! The odds were against us since we only knew each other for three weeks before getting married. I even turned him down the first time he asked me out! We met each other at a mutual friend’s apartment in our apartment complex in Houston, Bear Creek actually. It was a whirlwind after I finally said yes to having dinner with him! I don’t recommend getting married that quickly to someone but it has worked for us . . . and the rest is history! My Sweetheart is my best friend, my partner in life, the love of my life! I’d be lost without him!

Well on to my card, I wasn’t sure how I wanted to make a 30th Wedding Anniversary card. I did know my card needed to have the color green and pearls which signifies a 30th Wedding Anniversary. I really wanted to have some silver and the digits “30” on it but that didn’t happen. Sometimes I struggle when it comes to making cards and that is where layout sketches can really help! I loved this week’s sketch by Jen Timko over at Freshly Made Sketches! Here is my card . . .

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Freshly Made Sketches layout by Jen Timko . . .

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Be sure to visit Freshly Made Sketches to check out all the wonderful cards! I don’t always participate with each new weekly layout sketch but it’s one of my FAVORITE card challenge sites! I really appreciate all those involved in providing us with such a great card challenge site! Thank you!

On another personal note I have to share what my Sweetheart bought me for our 30th Wedding Anniversary! HE DID GOOD!! I LOVE Pandora Charms and look what he gave me to add to my collection! Squueeeel! Love ’em! Love him!

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I thought it would be fun to share two photos! This is us at the courthouse with 12 1/2 (baby involved) friends in attendance! I was 25 and he was 24 at the time. It was such a fun, happy day for us because we were crazy in love!

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SUPPLIES:

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 PAPER SIZES:

  • Mossy Meadow card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″
  • Whisper White panel: 5-1/8″ x 3-7/8″
  • English Garden DSP panel: 4-1/2″ x 3-3/4″ & 1/2″ x 3-3/4″ (striped section)
  • Mossy Meadow sentiment label: 2-3/4″ x 7/8″
  • Whisper White sentiment label: 2-1/2″ x 1/2″

Sometimes I don’t add certain things to my supply list because it’s just a given that I use certain products when I create a card. I can’t tell you how much I LOVE my Stampin’ Trimmer! I had a different brand for many years and continued using it even after it had broken while awaiting the release Stampin’ Up!’s new Stampin’ Trimmer. I’ve been using this since it was available  . . . perhaps two years ago or so now. You can’t go wrong with this trimmer!

If you haven’t use the Stamp-A-Ma-Jig, you are totally missing out! I attended a card club for a couple of years and NEVER was exposed to this product! This product should’ve been introduced from the get go as many of us would voice our disappointment when we would stamp our sentiment and it would be crooked! This is back when SU only offered Wood Mount stamp sets. I LOVE my Stamp-A-Ma-Jig!

If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to contact me! Have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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Happy 18th Birthday to my nephew, Coley!

Today is my nephew’s 18th birthday! I wished him a “Happy Birthday” today on Facebook and mentioned that his card would be a WEE BIT LATE! I’m usually (key word here) on time with my cards. This is what happens when procrastination happens. So I grabbed a card that I had made a couple of years ago for a card club and tweaked it by adding die cut digits to it! Brilliant thinking on my part if I do say so myself! Yet I feel horrible I didn’t take the time to make a special card as I did for his 16th birthday!  Well life does go on doesn’t it! I rather like the addition of the “18th” to the card. What do you think?

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Here are the cards my card club made back in May of 2014. Notice how I changed card stock colors that coordinated with the patterned paper colors? I used Indigo Island, Summer Starfruit, and Tangerine Tango. The patterned paper is SycamoreStreet DSP (Retired) but you can use other patterned paper! Super fast and easy card! The “happy birthday” sentiment is from a Hostess stamp set called Express Yourself but once again, you can use a different sentiment.

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I try really hard to keep up with where I find my inspirations from or from who I may CASE something from so I can give credit to that person. I loved the simplicity of this layout so much that I had to CASE it. Remember what CASE means?

CASE = Copy and Share Everything OR Copy and Selectively Edit

I was inspired by Bekka Prideaux of www.feeling-crafty.blogspot.com. This link will take you to the original post date of August 14, 2013. Like I said, I just loved the simplicity of her card!

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I hope you give this layout a try and be sure to visit Bekka’s blog! Well my Sweetheart is wondering when I’m going to be done “blogging”! I had better wrap this up!! Oh and don’t forget about the Retiring List that is out! We all LOVE a GREAT DEAL!! Some items have been discounted up to 50%!

SUPPLIES:

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If you love these cards and would like measurements for the different layers, please email me! I will be happy to email them to you! If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to contact me! Have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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Thinking of You with the Kind Koala Stamp Set – Retiring!

It is always sad when the Retiring List comes out! This little cute Koala Bear made the list, so sad! I thought I had better get this stamp out and use it so you can see just how CUTE it is! I made the first card using Crushed Curry and place a Large Basic Pearl (embellishment retired) on the flower. You can use the current Pearl Basic Jewels as well (see below). I had to make some more cards because this one turned out so CUTE (in my opinion)! BTW, the Banner Punch made the Retiring List as well! I LOVE that little punch! Don’t you?!

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TIP: Stamp the Koala on both Whisper White cardstock and Crumb Cake. I also stamped the flower part on Crushed Curry. Using my Paper Snips, I did some “fussy cutting”! Before adhering this cute little Koala and flower onto the Whisper White cardstock, trace over the flower pole (line) with Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker.

NOTE: It’s not listed in the supplies (you can’t buy it separately) but I used Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Marker to trace over the line since it was in yellow. You can buy the set of Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers which has all the neutrals color collection except for Very Vanilla and Whisper White.

Check out my other cards! This one with the Crushed Curry circle in the middle of the flower has the little pearls clustered in threes. I used the Crushed Curry Stampin’ Write Marker to color those BUT you don’t have to do that, you can leave them white if you want to! I used the Owl Builder Punch, which also made the Retiring List, for the little circle in the flower. I’m going to be in mourning over these retiring items!

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My next two cards I used Pumpkin Pie and Elegant Eggplant. I didn’t do anything fancy but I did “fussy cut” the Koala Bear. I truly love doing simple cards but you can see how you can “step up” a card just by doing something extra, even if it’s just one thing! Example, the little banners! Don’t you just love those?! I do! I will still be using my Banner Punch in the future! I still in shock it’s RETIRING!

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Here are my supplies:

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If you love these cards and would like measurements for the different layers, please email me! I will be happy to email them to you! If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to contact me! Have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!

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Thank You Cards Dressed in Polka Dots!

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These cards are SO EASY to make!! Before I continue, I have to share the fact that I was inspired by a fellow demonstrator’s post who was also inspired by someone else who gave her a card. See how it works? We all inspire each other when it comes to creativity and support. I like to give credit where credit is due so be sure to check out Jessica Taylor at inkitupwithjessica.com. I love the simplicity of Jessica’s cards which is right up my ally! I think most of us like simplicity with a bit of WOW to our cards!

I have about a dozen demonstrators that I follow and believe me, I’m a “little fish” in the Stampin’ Up! world compared to these demonstrators! I’m thankful for the inspiration I receive by simply being a “follower”. I learn so much from others. Basically you could call my cards CASEd today. What is CASEd? This means you are not recreating someone’s card in its entirety . . . you are taking one or more elements (colors, layout, stamp set, embellishments, technique) and creating your own card with that inspiration. My cards today are the latter . . .

CASE = Copy and Share Everything OR Copy and Selectively Edit

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Paper Sizes:
Whisper White: 3-1/4″ x 4-1/2″
Polka Dot Paper: 3-3/4″ x 5″
Whisper White card base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″

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The first card with the bigger dots and the “Thank You” stamped in Black was made from retired Polka Dots Designer Series Paper. I used Pumpkin Pie. Other colors in that set includes Daffodil Delight, Marina Mist, Old Olive, Real Red, and Rich Razzelberry. So if you have these papers, use them!! I also used a Basic Pearl in the little black punched center of the flower. That punch is retired but you could use the little flower from the Tree Builder.

The second card with the little dots and the “Thank You” stamped in orange was made from retired Designer Series Paper in Tangerine Tango.

I don’t have ALL the current items to show case on my blog! I’ve been a Hobbyist Demonstrator for several years but started buying Stampin’ Up! products starting in 2008. Although I would LOVE to use ALL CURRENT products, sometimes I may have to use something I have on head and make substitution suggestions as I have in the supplies. i.e. Brights Designer Series Paper!

Don’t Forget Retiring Items . . . click images below to take you there! 

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Retiring List PDF File – Click HERE

Check out the CLEARANCE RACK, new items added! Save up to 60% on these SU items! Click HERE to check out these great deals!

If you have any questions or are interested in Stampin’ Up! products, contact me! Plus please leave me comment and let me know you were here for a visit!! I would love to hear from you!

Tonya, The Sweet Inker!

Stampin’ Up! Catalog – Retiring List – 2016

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Our 2015-2016 Annual Catalog is coming to a close the end of May. The Retirement List came out today and there are some GREAT SAVINGS up to 50% off some items!! Once the items are gone, they are GONE! So shop now if there is anything you REALLY want to grab before it’s gone!

Retiring Stamp Sets – Click HERE

Retiring Everything Else Items – Click HERE

Retiring List PDF File – Click HERE

 Tuesday’s NEW Weekly Deals ENDS today! Save 25% on select Stampin’ Up! items! Click HERE to see what’s on sale this week!

Check out the CLEARANCE RACK, new items added! Save up to 60% on these SU items! Click HERE to check out these great deals!

If you have any questions or are interested in Stampin’ Up! products, contact me! Plus please leave me comment and let me know you were here for a visit!! I would love to hear from you!

Tonya, The Sweet Inker!