Don’t Miss Out

Have you signed up for My Paper Pumpkin yet?  If you haven’t, you should hurry and sign up because Stampin’ Up! has a great deal that expires tomorrow.


If you go to and click on “Join Now” you can get your first two months of My Paper Pumpkin for only $10 per month.  After the first two months, the price for each monthly kit will change to the regular price of $19.95 per month.  You can always cancel at any time.

Make sure you select “1” as the quantity for kits (unless you want extras) and enter the coupon code PUMPKINDEAL in the promo code box which is located just below the kit quantity. You will then finish with payment information and click “Submit.” You will receive a confirmation and a request to set up a password, which you can return and do at any time.

It really is so much fun to get a stamping surprise every month.  And it contains stamps and papers that you can’t get in any other way.  I love it!

While we’re talking about great promotions, here’s one more —


Dates: August 29-September 30, 2013

Offer: Get 15 percent off when you buy this bundled butterfly stamp set and punch!

Bundle Item Page in Catalog Description Retail Price 15% Savings Price Amount Saved!
135311 90
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
$30.90 $26.27 $4.63
135312 90
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount) 
Papillon Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch
$34.90 $29.67 $5.23


Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Lots of Great New Promotions

Stampin’ Up! has a lot of great promotions going on right now.

My Paper Pumpkin Promotion
If you haven’t signed up for My Paper Pumpkin yet, now is THE time to do it.  Stampin’ Up! is offering new customers the first two months for only $10 each.  After two months, the price will change to the regular price of $19.95 per month.  You must use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL to join before August 31 to get this deal.  Visit to check it out.

Pumpkin deal copy

Stampin’ Up! announced a fun new product line at Convention last week.  It is called Undefined and it allows you to create your own custom stamps.  You can watch this short video to see how it works:

Item # Description Price
133402 Undefined Stamp Carving Kit $19.95
134808 Undefined Refill Kit $9.95
124236 Clear-Mount Cling Foam* $10.95

*Add a sheet of Clear-Mount Cling Foam to create your own clear-mount stamps. Mounting your stamps on the cling foam allows you to make  stamps any size you want, not just what will fit on the blocks in the  kit.

Starter Kit Offer
When you purchase a starter kit through August 31, you get your choice of one of four project kits for free.  These kits range in price from $19.95 to $29.90, so that’s a great deal.

Option Kit Description Item Total Value


Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND Halloween Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit 133507 132698



Build a Banner Simply Created Kit AND Christmas Banner Simply Created Accessory Kit 133507 132697



Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit 133463



Tag a Bag Bundle AND Tag a Box Bundle 131371 131372


Whew!  That is a lot going on!  Please let me know if you have any questions!

I’ll be back tomorrow with a card for Freshly Made Sketches.  It’s my turn to host the challenge, so I hope you’ll like the sketch and want to play along.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

More Photopolymer Stamps!


Stampin’ Up is releasing two more photopolymer stamp sets.  Show & Tell 1 (#133450) and Show & Tell 2 (#133481).  They were both inspired by fashion and by chevron, arrow, and geometric shape trends that coordinate with one another beautifully.


These sets are so trendy and will be so fun with which to build images.

To go with these fun sets, the downloadable PDF, Seeing the Possibilities Online Class (#134532), stages 15 projects using both of the Show & Tell Stamp Sets. The online class features a collection of enjoyable ideas showcasing topics such as backgrounds, building, layering, versatility, gift-giving, and memory keeping inspiration! You can also bundle (#134533) this class with both of the Show & Tell Stamp Sets and save 15 percent! How fun is that?

You can always order these items from my on-line store.  Enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

A Color Refresh & Free Shipping Offer

Stampin’ Up! made an exciting announcement this morning that it is making some changes to its color lineup in the next couple of months.  In order to stay up to date with color trends, they will be retiring some colors and adding new colors (or old retired favorites).  Here’s a chart with the new color lineup:

Color Refresh copy

Beginning on April 4, 2013, all retiring/discontinued color products (i.e. ink, paper, ribbon, accessories, etc.) will be available only while supplies last.  So you’d better stock up now on any of the retiring colors which you will miss.  The new colors will be available on May 31, when the new catalog goes live.

Additionally, Stampin’ Up! announced this morning that they are offering FREE shipping on ALL orders (April 6-8) There are no minimums or limits!  So start planning your order now.

Have a great Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sent with Love Special Offer and Blog Candy


Pack your crafting bags, and get ready for a creative trip with Stampin’ Up’s new Sent with Love products! These all-new travel-themed products are perfect for documenting family vacations, creating unique invitations, or myriad other fun paper-crafting projects!

And here’s the rub: these exclusive products are only available from February 1 through April 30! Buy the Sent with Love Stamp Set or Designer Series Paper separately—or get them both in a bundle with Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine for 20 percent off!

We’re also offering a coordinating digital kit. See below for item numbers and prices.

Item Description Price
131847 Sent with Love Clear-Mount Stamp Set* $17.95 US/ $21.95 CAN
132182 Sent with Love Designer Series Paper* $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
132851 Pretty Bundle* Includes the Sent with Love    Stamp Set, Sent with Love Designer Series Paper, and Calypso Coral Baker’s Twine at a 20 percent discount! $25.50 US/$31.50 CAN
132914 Sent with Love Digital Kit Coordinates with the Sent with Love products. Not included in the Pretty Bundle. $9.95 US/$12.50 CAN

*Only available through April 30, 2013

I noticed that this week the blog counter on my blog hit 100,000 views.  Wow!  I started blogging at the end of July last year, and I am still amazed to see how global the stamping community is.  I’ve had visitors from countries of which I’ve never even heard.  I’ve also been amazed by how many of you leave kind and encouraging comments and messages, and subscribe to this blog.  It really means a lot to me, and I am thankful for each comment as I know that takes precious time to do.  So, as a thanks from me to you, I’d love to share some blog candy with you.

blog candy

The blog candy includes the Moving Forward stamp set (wood mount), Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Gumball Green 3/8″ Satin Stitched Ribbon, and Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons.  Unfortunately, I can only offer this to those in the U.S.

To be entered in the drawing for the blog candy, please leave a comment at the end of the post and let me know what kinds of things you’d like to see on this blog.  I’ll draw the winner on the evening of Monday, February 4th.  You will need to check back on Tuesday when I’ll share the name of the lucky random winner, who will then need to email me his/her mailing address.

Have a great Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Pointsettia Noel

What do you get when you combine Digital Scrapbooking Day and My Digital Studio? A week of FREE downloads and 50 percent off ALL digital kits! 

Get Your FREE Downloads: (132557 Enjoy Everything Kit , 132562 A Split Second Designer Template Pages and 132558 Days in December Kit-Updated 10/29/12).  Just click on the Order Online link on the right side of my blog, and get your free downloads and digital kits for 50% off.  But you have to do it this week!

Here’s another Christmas Card made with the Watercolor Winter stamp set.  I know — I know– I need to step away from this set and give my other stamp sets some love.  I’ll have to work on that today.  🙂

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Watercolor Winter, Greetings of the Season, Music Notes wheel
Ink:  Stazon Black, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Chocolate Chip
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler
Embellishments:  Pearl Basic Jewels, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Finishing Touches edgelits, Delicate Designs embossing folder, 3/16″ Corner punch

Sell-A-Stamp Spooktacular is Today


Stampin’ Up! is having a one-day sale on almost all of our stamp sets! Every single set is 15% off, on Monday ONLY. Look through our catalog and let me know which sets you need for Holiday projects, or any sets that have been on your wish list. Now is the time to order them!  You can order on-line and have them shipped directly to your home by clicking on the link to the right.

 This means all stamps in the current catalogs including:

    • Background stamps
    • Personalized name stamps
    • Incentive stamp sets from the supply list
    • Cookie press stamps
    • Single-image stamps

This DOES NOT include

    • Hostess sets
    • Bundled stamp sets
    • Digital stamp brush sets

Have a great Monday, and happy shopping!  Thanks for stopping by!

Howl-o-Ween Project Kit Promotion

Anyone who joins Stampin’ Up! during the month of August will get this exclusive Howl-o-ween Printer’s Tray project kit absolutely FREE-a $60 value! This exclusive kit contains the perfect elements of a spooktacular Halloween decoration!

So how do you join?  For just $99, choose up to $125 worth of brand-new products from the annual or holiday catalogs, for your completely customizable Starter Kit!  You’re never required to make any further purchases, but as long as you remain an active demonstrator you’ll receive a demonstrator discount and have access to the many demonstrator resources (a private website and gallery for demonstrators only, a monthly magazine, access to products early through pre-order opportunties, etc…).  Some people choose to make Stampin’ Up! a business and some choose to just get the discount on their products and maintain a hobby demonstratorship.  If you’re thinking about it, e-mail me and I’d love to talk to you about it.