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Bonus Days are back! For every $50 USD you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 USD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31!

Now is the perfect time to get some of the products on your Wish List!  Earn a $5 coupon to spend in August for every $50 you spend in July!


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  • All order types qualify for this promotion-both Online and local orders placed with me-excluding Starter Kits.

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Layered Creative Pen Card

This Crafting Forever card has more pieces than the other two this week.  See what the addition of some layers makes!
Crafting Paint Brushes in a Cup card

Stamps:  Crafting Forever   Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Inks:  Memento Black
Bermuda Bay
Markers for the Cup:  Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Emerald Envy
Markers for the Brush Handles:  Berry Burst
Powder Pink
Fresh Fig
Lemon Lime Twist
Tranquil Tide
Markers for the Brush Tips:  Basic Gray (Craft Knife tip)
Soft Suede
Smoky Slate
Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Pool Party
Bermuda Bay
Emerald Envy
Big Shot:  Stitched Shapes Framelits  #145372
Seaside Embossing Folder #141481
Other:  Glitter Enamel Dots #144200
Blender Pen #102845
Tombow Glue
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

1.  Cut your Emerald Envy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cut your middle Bermuda Bay layer at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run your Bermuda Bay Marker along the edges.  Attach to card base.
~Cut your Pool Party card stock at 3-3/4″ x 5″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Seaside embossing folder.  Glue to your layered card base.
2.  Stamp your Brushes stamp on Whisper White card stock with Memento Black ink. 3.  Color:
~Cup.  Color the whole thing with your Pool Party Marker.  Color around the edges with the Emerald Envy Marker.  Color next to the Emerald Envy Marker with your Bermuda Bay Marker and under the cup line towards the top of the cup.  Use your Blender Pen to remove the marker lines and blend the colors a little.
~Brush Handles.  Rotate the NEW In Color Markers
~Brush Tips:  Color the Craft Knife blade with Smoky Slate.  Rotate the other markers for the brush tips.
4.  Stamp Do Something Creative Every Day in Bermuda Bay ink on Whisper White card stock.
5.  Cut out the Brushes in a Cup with the largest Stitched Shapes Oval Framelit.  Cut out the Creative words with a Square Stitiched Shapes Framelit.  Run your Bermuda Bay Marker along the outside edges of each die cut.  Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the backs.  Lay in the desired positions.  Attach.
6.  Add a Glitter Enamel Dot to each corner of the Square.  I used one of each size.

Shop at My Online Store to get all the supplies to make this card:   Click on “Shop Now” to get to the store.

Enjoy using the Crafting Forever stamp set to make a variety of cards.

Crafting Forever Pen Card

Here is another pretty quick and easy Crafting Forever card.  It is stepped up a little from the last post with the addition of Ribbon and a Label.
Crafting Forever Pen Card

Bundle:  Label Me Pretty stamp set + Pretty Label Punch  Wood Bundle #145304, Clear Mount Bundle #145305
 Crafting Forever  Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Ink:  Memento Black
Tranquil Tide
Markers:  Tranquil Tide
Bermuda Bay
Card Stock:  Thick Whisper White
Pool Party
Ribbon:  Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron #144198
Adhesives:  Stampin’ Dimensionals
Glue Dots

1.  Cut your Thick Whisper White card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Stamp your Pens in Memento Black ink directly onto your card base.  (I would recommend you start stamping at the top.)  Stamp as shown alternating the direction of the pens for each row.
3.  Choose a group of pens to color.
4.  Tie your ribbon around your card front tying a bow.  Attach your ribbon to your card with a Glue Dot or two under the knot.
5.  Choose the Label Me Pretty stamp you want and stamp in Tranquil Tide ink on Pool Party card stock.  Color the Crafting Forever and the swirl underneath with your Tranquil Tide Marker.  Stamp inside your Label.  I wish I would have used my Stamp-a-ma-jig.  Punch out with your Pretty Label Punch.  Attach to your card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Have fun making this card for one of your crafting friends….. or a friend who likes to write.

Crafting Friends Card

I am really enjoying the Crafting Forever stamp set!  This week’s posts will feature three cards made using this stamp set.  This one has the stamping directly on the card base.  So get out your Markers and have some coloring fun!
Crafting Friends card

 Crafting Forever  Wood Mount #143955, Clear Mount #143958
Ink:  Memento Black
Markers:  Smoky Slate for the scissor blades
Choose your favorites
Card Stock:  So Saffron

1.  Cut your So Saffron card base at 5-12″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″
2.  Stamp with Memento Black ink:
~Your sentiment in the center
~Scissors at the corners
~Clothespins at the top and bottom
~Love box at the sides
3.  Color.  I did the metal scissor blades in Smoky Slate with the handles in a variety of the NEW In Colors.  I colored the Baker’s Twine on the clothespins in Tangerine Tango and Elegant Eggplant (I think).  The clothespins are colored Sahara Sand.  I used Real Red on the Love boxes.

Shop at my Online Store for all your paper crafting supplies:  Click on “Shop Now” to get to my store.

I am so looking forward to getting my links fixed at the end of July – unless there is a theme update that fixes this.

Another quick and easy card is ready to brighten your Crafting Friend’s day!

Layered Happy Birthday

This is a quick Birthday Card and uses the NEW Happy Birthday Thinlit and your choice of patterned paper.  The one I used is retired-sorry.  But it is perfect for my daughter whose birthday is coming up soon.
Megan's birthday card

Card Stock:  Flirty Flamingo – Light Color
Watermelon Wonder (Retired) – Darker Color
Patterned Paper of your choice – Choose a light and a darker coordinating card stock colors.
Big Shot:  Happy Birthday Thinlit #143700
Adhesives:  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets #144106
Fast Fuse or SNAIL

1.  Choose your patterned paper and two coordinating colors of card stock.
2.  Cut a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of each color card stock.  Place a Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet on the back of each, leaving on the backing.  Run through your Big Shot with the Happy Birthday Thinlit.  (You can just use Tombow or the Fine Tip Glue Pen instead of the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheet if you want.)
3.  Cut your card base (I used Flirty Flamingo) at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
~Cut your layer at 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ (Watermelon Wonder).  Attach to card base.
~Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Attach to card base.
4.  Peel the adhesive backing off the darker Happy Birthday and attach to card.  Lay the light Happy Birthday on top to determine how much to the side you want it.  Then remove the backing and gently place it, holding underneath to prevent it from sticking where you don’t want it to.  Wahoo!!!  You are done!!

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Sorry, my theme is not letting me add links.  I will be updating my blog at the end of July and will fix it then.

Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card

I decided to make a regular sized card with the June Paper Pumpkin Kit.  Yes, I used the full Paper Pumpkin card so you can write TWO messages!  My Granddaughter would think this is a really tricky card!
June 2017 Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card

June 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit
Card Stock:  Melon Mambo
Emerald Envy
Big Shot:  Petal Burst embossing Folder  #141493
Adhesive:  Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Emerald Envy card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  Score and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Melon Mambo card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.  Run through your Big Shot with the Petal Burst embossing folder.  Glue to your card base.
3.  Glue your Card from the Kit to your Melon Mambo card front.  I did mine at an angle.
Get a Circle die cut from your Kit.  Pay attention to where the hole is punched… This will be the top of your Watermelon.  Stamp the Watermelon Rind in Emerald Envy ink twice so it goes all the way around the circle.  Stamp the half circle of your choice (I chose the one with seeds) in Melon Mambo ink so it fills the inside of your “Watermelon”.
4.  Stamp some words in Emerald Envy ink in the center.
5.  Tie a bow with the Baker’s Twine from the kit.
6.  Attach the Watermelon to your Kit card front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Still having trouble with links.  I will not be able to fix it (unless it fixes itself) before mid-to late July when I work on upgrading my site.

Enjoy being creative with YOUR OWN PAPER PUMPKIN Kit!

June Paper Pumpkin

I was finally home the day my Paper Pumpkin Kit arrived!!  I was so excited that I made it up that night!!  Here is the project when I followed the instructions.  Check Wednesday for an alternate project idea.
June Paper Pumpkin Card and Gift BagYou can get YOUR OWN Paper Pumpkin Kits in the mail!  Either way, shipping is included in the price.  You will pay tax though.  I am still having trouble putting in links.  So please copy and paste the links.
~Subscribe and receive the monthly Kit until you cancel.  You can add extra kits if you want.  You can also skip a month if you need to.
~Prepaid subscription for either 1, 3, 6, or 12 months.

Enjoy your “Happy Mail” every month with a Paper Pumpkin Kit!

Happy Father’s Day

This is what I am giving my DH for Father’s Day Sunday.  Make both the card and the crate in less than 30 minutes!
Father's Day Candy Crate

The Instructions and video to make the card is my latest Creative Technique for Marbling Card stock.  Subscribe HERE with a $1 Seven-day trial:

Sorry but I am not able to make links to anything today.  I will try again later.

Here are the instructions to make the crate which holds 12 Hershey Nuggets if you pur 2 on the side and one on top.

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes  Wood Mount #128748, Clear Mount #127802
Ink:  Tranquil Tide
Card Stock:  Whisper White
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #144177
Big Shot:  Wood Crate Framelits #143730
Punch:  Classic Label #141491
Adhesives:  Tear & Tape
Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Candy or Treats  I used Hershey Nuggets.  Use your Guy’s favorite candy.

1.  Choose two sheets of the Wood Textures paper to cut your crate from.  Cut out with the Wood Crate Thinlit.  Fold all score lines:  along the short side and long side, bottom, two side tabs.
2.  Add Tear & Tape to the side tabs on both Crate pieces.  Also add add strips of Tear & Tape along the top side of the bottom of just ONE of the crates.
3.  Put the Crate piece on the bottom that has the Tear & Tape on it.  Attach the other bottom piece to the Tear and Tape.  Now attach the bottom tabs on both sides, the the side tabs.
4.  Stamp Happy Father’s Day twice  on Whisper White card stock in Tranquil Tide ink.  Punch out with the Classic Label Punch.  Attach to the sides of the Crate.
5.  Insert the Hershey Nuggets by laying three along the bottom with flat side down.  Now lay one on its side with the flat side along the short side of the Crate.  Repeat with two more layers of three Nuggets laying with flat side down.  Add one more with the flat side against the short side of the Crate.  Top with one more to make an even dozen Nuggets.

My NEW Toys!

Here is what I really got when I ordered June 1st.  It arrived at my house last week.  But since I was still at my parent’s house I opened it yesterday.

My NEW In Color productsInk Pads: Powder Pink, Berry Burst
2017-2019 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers #144033
Ink Refills: Tranquil Tide, Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist, Fresh Fig
Card Stock: Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide
2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows #144217
2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes #144218

NEW Bundles, Stamps, Framelits, PunchClimbing Orchid Photopolymer Bundle #145334
Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Bundle #145348
Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Bundle #145301
Label Me Pretty Wood Mount Bundle #145304, Clear Mount #145305
Crafting Forever Wood Mount stamp set #143955, Clear Mount #145958
Wood Crate Framelits #143730  (I got this FREE!!)
Eclectic Layers Thinlits #143774 (I got this FREE also!!)

NEW Papers, Ribbons, KitSoft Sayings All Inclusive Card Kit #145466
Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #144193  coordinates with 2017-2019 In Colors
Bermuda Bay 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon #144198
Berry Burst 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon #144133
Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Double-Stitched Ribbon #144116
Pacific Point 1/4″ Stitched-Edge Ribbon #144199
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (6×6) #144177
Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals 1/4″  #144108  (I ordered 5 packs of these!)
Memories & More Color Theory Card Pack #144210 (52 double-sided cards in 3 sizes, 2 card stock sticker sheets, 4 printed acetate cards

I hope you have enjoyed seeing all my NEW Toys….. I mean, Craft Supplies.  Look for projects using these in the next month.

Sad Day.

Today was a sad day.  It was my Father’s Funeral.  He will be greatly missed.

Here is a hand casting my sister did of my parents holding hands.
She has not finished smoothing it out yet.  It is still too hard for all of us.
Mom & Dad Hand CastingContact Cynthia Newton at for more information.  She also does castings of babies, children, and couples.  She lives in Southern California.

Capture Life’s Little Moments

Would you like to see what is in the Memories & More Card Packs to help you Capture Life’s Little Moments?  Here is a video that shows some of the Card Packs that coordinate with product suites in the NEW Catalog.  You can also use the supplies in the Card Packs to layer and embellish your card making.

So check out the Memories & More products today and get some inspiration for Capturing Life’s Little Moments.

Today is the Day!

We can start ordering from the NEW Catalog Today!!  I placed my order at 10:30 this morning!

I have updated the following pages:
~Current Catalogs:  Download the catalog pdf.  Links to other NEW Catalog resources.
~Current Promotions:
~~Ends June 10th.  Paper Pumpkin 25% off for three months for first time subscribers.
~~Ends June 30th.  We {Heart} Hosts!  Earn an extra $35 in Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying order.  So get some friends together and have some fun!  Contact me for details.

CLICK HERE to go to my Online Store.


My Top Choices for the NEW Catalog

We can order from the NEW 2017-2018 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog starting at noon tomorrow (Utah Time), June 1st!  All ordering will be unavailable from midnight tonight until noon tomorrow Utah Time.  I will also be posting the NEW Catalog pdf tomorrow morning.
Here are some of the top three things in each category that are on MY WISH LIST!!  It will take me a while to get them all.  I will let you know what I order next week.

Be aware that some items may sell so quickly that the supply runs out and will be put on backorder.  So if there is anything you just cannot wait to get, order shortly after Noon Utah Time.


HERE is a copy of a Wish List you can print off and write on.
~If your Wish List is REALLY long use this Long Wish List to print on both sides of your paper.  😉
~If your Wish List is SUPER Long you might consider joining so you can get at least a 20% discount on everything you order.   Choose $125 in merchandise for just $99.  Email me if you have questions.

Would you like your OWN paper copy of the catalog?  Just add it to your order  #146113  $5  OR if you place an order with me and let me know you need a catalog I will send one to you after I get some.

page 12  Love Today Planner Kit  #144257  $37.  Refill Kit  #145386  $27

page 20 Orchid Builder Bundle includes Orchid Builder Framelits  #145334  $46.75
page 27 Label Me Pretty Bundle includes Pretty Label Punch   Wood #145304  $36.75, Clear #145305  $31.50
page 159 Wood Words Bundle includes Wood Crate Framelits  Wood #145315  $54, Clear #145316  $46.75

page 187  Wood Textures  6″ x 6″  #144177  $10
page 189  Delightful Daisy  12″x 12″  #144137  $11
page 189  Birthday Memories  12″x12″  $11

page 196  Glitter Enamel Dots  #144200  $7
page 197  2016-2018 In Color Glitter Acrylic Shapes  #144218  $8.50
page 197  2017-2018 In Color Bitty Bows  #144217  $8.50

page 198  1/4″ Stitched Edge Ribbon  $7 each in four color choices.
page 199 3/8″ Mini Chevron Ribbon $7 each in three color choices
page 198  1/4″ Double Stitched Ribbon  $7 each in three color choices.

page 201  Use these together.
Embossing Paste #141979  $8
Palette Knives #142808  $5
Pattern Party Decorative Masks #144103  $6

page 203 Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals  #144108  $4
page 203  Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets  #144106  $10

page 206 Decorative Ribbon Border  #143721  $16
page 206  Starburst  #143717  $18
page 206  Daisy #143713  $18  Estimated availability June 26th.

page 211  Layered Leaves  #143704  $9
page 211  Ruffled #143699  $10
page 211  Pinewood Planks  #143708  $10

All the Framelits and Thinlits I want are included in Bundles and I want almost all of the ones I don’t have!

You can choose these when your order is $150 or more.
page 221  Feathery Friends  Wood #144032  $16, Clear #144037  $12
page 223  Tranquil Tulips  Photopolymer #143767  $10

page 192  I am looking at some of the Card Packs for $10 each.

Stampin’ Up! donates $3 with the purchase of each set.
page 233  Sharing Sweet Thoughts  Wood #144048  $29, Clear #144051  $21

Hope you have as much fun drooling through…. oops!  I mean looking through the catalog and deciding what to buy to play with as I have had.……  Now to wait until noon tomorrow to order.  (I will actually be ordering at the end of next week so my things will get there after I arrive home.)

Guest Crafter-My Sister: Body Moldings/Life size body sculptures

I am still in California helping my parents.  My Dad is home now and needs lots of help and care.

My Sister lives close by.  She attended a series of classes in Scotland and now does body castings/moldings.  I thought that since I am not up to crafting right now, I would share her creative talents.  She lives in Southern California and is open for appointments.  She is also willing to travel.  Contact her for more information at  Her name is Cynthia.

Here is some of her work showing part of the process.  Yes, this was made using live people.  It does not hurt.  I will post a couple more of her projects in the future.
Finished product.
Three Hands

Father’s Day Cards from Paper Pumpkin

Here are the Father’s Day cards from last year made with a Paper Pumpkin Kit.  First time subscribers save 25% on on their first three months if they subscribe between May 11 and June 10, 2017.  Enter the promo code, STARTHERE, at to subscribe.

Father's Day Cards made from May 2016 Paper Pumpkin Kit

Have questions about signing up for Paper Pumpkin?  Here is a video to help you.

Eastern Palace Note Card

Here is another quick and easy Note Card to make in less than 5 minutes!  Choose some two-sided patterned Designer Series Paper, some words to stamp, and either a punch or die-cut.
Stamps:  Eastern Beauty Photopolymer #143675
Ink:  Tranquil Tide  #144085
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla Note Cards & Envelopes #144236
Very Vanilla card stock
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper #144147
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725  (Or use another Framelit or Punch to cut out your sentiment)
Adhesives:  Fast Fuse or SNAIL
Stampin’ Dimensionals

NOTE:  The Note Cards come with the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle, but the Eastern Medallion Thinlits do not.  Available as a Bundle May 1-31, 2017.  Available individually starting June 1, 2017.
 Choose your Note Card.  Fold and crease the score line with your Bone Folder.
2.  Stamp your sentiment on Very Vanilla (or Whisper White) Card stock.  Cut out with either a Framelit or Punch.  I used one of the Eastern Medallion large Medallions and hand trimmed it loose from the card stock.
3.  Cut your patterned paper at 4″ x 4-3/4″.  Trim to 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″.  Save the cut off strip.
~Attach 3-1/4″ x 4-3/4″ piece to card front.
4.  Lay your sentiment and the thin strip on the card front where you like them.  Attach the Strip with Fast Fuse.  Attach the sentiment with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
NOTE:  The Note Cards come with the Eastern Palace Starter Bundle, but the Eastern Medallion Thinlits do not.  Available as a Bundle May 1-31, 2017.  Available individually starting June 1, 2017.

Available May 1-31, 2017      available May 1-31, 2017

Have fun making a variety of Note Cards using Designer Series Paper.

Eastern Medallion Cut-Out Card

This quick and easy Eastern Palace Card uses the Eastern Medallions Thinlits, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, and Thick Very Vanilla card stock.  Make your OWN version today!
Eastern Palace Medallion Cut-Out CardSUPPLIES:
NOTE:  These supplies are all in the Eastern Palace Premiere Bundle #147207 which is available May 1-31, 2-17.  They will be available individually on June 1, 2017.
Card Stock:
 Fresh Fig
Thick Very Vanilla
Big Shot:  Eastern Medallion Thinlits #143725
NEW Big Shot Die Brush #144262 (Available June 1, 2017)
Embellishments:  Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers  #144150
Adhesive”  Tombow Glue

1.  Cut your Thick Very Vanilla card base at 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″.  SCORE and fold at 4-1/4″.
2.  Cut your Fresh Fig card front at 4″ x 5-1/4″.
3.  Lay your card front on your Big Shot Platform with a cutting plate .
~Place a variety of the Eastern Medallion Thinlits on your card front where you want them.  Yes, some Thinlits can hang off the edge.
~Run through your Big Shot with another cuttine plate on top of your Thinlits.
~Poke out all the tiny pieces with your Big Shot Die Brush or a toothpick.
~Glue to your card base making sure and getting the corners and edges and around the edges of the cut outs.
4.  Add some Gold Vinyl Stickers where you want.  I placed two inside the large Medallion cut out and one small sticker inside the medium Medallion cut out.  I also place two small stickers on the card front.

Make this quick and easy Medallion Cut-Out card in a variety of colors.  You can also stamp instead of using stickers.

Available May 1-31, 2017     available May 1-31, 2017