Archive | May 2015

New Card for PPA 253

This week we were given a sketch for Pals Paper Arts and I decided to use some of the retiring colors as well as two punches (which is also a challenge from Stampin’ Up!).

The sketch:

PPA 253 sketch

Here’s what I came up with:

PPA 253

I thought these colors were fresh and summery…since some of us are beginning to enjoy the warmer weather.

I have two more cards to share but you’ll have to wait until after the weekend. I’m helping my daughter out with her three little ones while her husband┬áis deployed for 7 to 9 months. I’ll be taking small leaves from stamping for the next 7 to 9 months! ­čÖé

Have a great weekend and Happy Stamping!


Puzzle Card

This card is quick and easy but yet intriguing. My friend and downline, Shelby Long, gave me this idea that she had seen done by Deb Valder. I loved it immediately and decided we had to do it in our May class.

Puzzle Card 1

Pick a design that goes together nicely if cut apart. Leave out one of the corners (I chose the lower left) and that one goes on the inside in the appropriate position.

Puzzle Card 2

My class participants enjoyed making this card and we all agreed it’s a great way to use up retired DSP.

Deb Valder has a great video tutorial HERE

Have fun with this unique puzzle card. ­čÖé

Happy Stamping!




Pals Paper Arts Challenge 252

This week’s challenge:

PPA 252 B

This idea immediately came to mind. It’s clean and simple and I can add more as I choose.

PPA 252

See what you can create using this sketch. It’s fun and it gets the creative juices flowing.

Happy Stamping!

Pal Paper Arts Color Challenge #251

Here is the Color Palette we were given for today’s challenge:

PPA 251 Color palette

Lovely colors so I decided I wanted a very clean and simple card.

PPA 251

I must admit I do love Flowering Flourishes and Petite Petals. I used color on color for the flowers with pearl embellishments of course.

I used a Crumb Cake card, our challenge colors in paper and ink and an added touch of Old Olive for the flourish and sponging.

I’m working on new cards for my May classes so stay tuned for some new creations. ­čÖé

Happy Stamping!

Another Great Paper Pumpkin Offer

Yes, this is my second post today but I wanted to be sure everyone sees this ASAP.

PP promo 50% off 2 mos

If you haven’t tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up-get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you’ll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!

Offer Dates: May 12-June 10, 2015

Offer Details: Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

The Fine Print:

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    • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
    • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month’s kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
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    • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, June 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).

So…what are you waiting for? The Paper Pumpkin kits keep getting better and better…don’t miss out!



First Time Ever Happening Now!

Wow…for the first time ever Stampin’ Up! is permitting us to share with you a “Sneak Peek” of what demos were able to order starting on┬áMay 5th. YOU can do the same and get an even better deal! You will be able to order new items before the 2015-2016 catalog goes live to customers on June 2.

Click on the image below to see the Sneak Peek items.

Early Products


Click Here to see Sneak Peek Product Samples

Click Here to see NEW Host Sets

HERE’S HOW – Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and you can add the Sneak Peek and Host Set products from the Stampin’ Up! 2015-2016 Annual Catalog to your choice of products. Choose up to $125 in products from the Sneak Peek, Host Sets (NOTE: the new 2015-2016 host sets are available at the full retail value during the sneak peek pre-order time), current Annual Catalog or Occasions Catalog. $125 in products for $99 – that’s $26 in savings.

FREE SHIPPING – The kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.

STOCK UP – Once you join, you receive a one-time 30% off discount on a product order of $150 or more placed within 45 days. Just in time for the full catalog release on June 2!

20% DISCOUNT – Enjoy a minimum 20% demonstrator discount every day.

NO RISK – You’ll have until September 30, 2015 to “test drive” demonstrator discounts and benefits.

NO PENALTY – If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first FULL quarter (the date you join through September 30th), you will renew and remain active for another quarter (October – December). If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can simply “drop” with no penalty. No one will “bug” you.

EXTRA BONUS – by joining my group you will also become part of a dynamic, supportive, and creative virtual community of paper crafting enthusiasts as part of Mary Fish’s Stampin’ Pretty Pals. I have made so many friends and connections with fellow crafters across the country through this group and you can too.

So, what are you waiting for? Click Here and select the “Join Now” button near the top.

Complete an Independent Demonstrator Agreement and then select your $125 in products. It’s that EASY!

If you have any questions please feel free to email me.

Happy Stamping!


Pretty Spring Card by my Guest Stamper

I’d like to show you a beautiful card created by Jacki Nagle. She is fairly new to┬áStampin’ Up! products and has started a great collection which she used┬áto┬ácreate this bright and cheery card.

Jacki A 4.5.15

I love how she used the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder on the DSP.

Jacki B 4.5.15

Here’s another view. I’m sure we are going to see many creative cards done by Jacki.

I would LOVE to have you as my guest stamper! It’s easy – make a card, take a photo or two and send them to me. I’ll post them so others can admire them and maybe even CASE them (Copy And Share Everything).

Thank you Jacki for sharing your creativity and beautiful card.

Happy Stamping!