“Will you do a workshop?” SURE!


So, this whole return to stamping came from a different customer (than yesterday’s post) messaging me on Facebook.  “Will you do a workshop for me?”  Of course I will!   This workshop was held in late October.  She wanted to do a scrapbook page and a card.  The projected I created were pretty simple but time consuming.  I decided to cut most of the pieces for the ladies since I only had one set of the Pretty Pines Thinlets.  I also used the Large Numbers Thinlets too!

Well, this workshop started well, as it always does.  Then suddenly, it went downhill.  For some reason, the pine boughs wouldn’t cut right.  I even had wax paper with me just in case this would happen.  For some reason, that didn’t work out well either.   UGH!! Help me!  They got pretty impatient and just used the pine boughs that they were given.


The second project, this adorable card below came right out of the Holiday Catalog.  I like to do that for one of the projects because it shows them that they can get inspiration from anywhere, especially the Holiday Catalog.  When I did the card, it took me 5 minutes to put the entire card together from start to finish!  At the workshop, yeah.. it took forever!!  I am pretty sure that I either broke my Big Shot or they did.  I haven’t had any problems cutting before or after!  Just there.  Maybe it was bad “juju.”

After recovering my complete embarrassment, with the help of some amazing German cakes, they then turned around and said, “So, would you be open to doing a scrapbook club?”  REALLY!  *perks up*  Of course I would!  We haven’t started the club yet, I am thinking after the holidays are all over!

List of supplies – Noel Scrapbook Page: (each link opens a new window)

List of supplies – Santa Card: (each link opens a new window)

September Paper Pumpkin

Yippee-Skippee!!  Another amazing box came to my door this week.  I think it came on Wednesday but I wasn’t home 😦  Anyway, I tore into this box (like I do every month) and got to work early this morning.  I have to take my son to his Jazz Band class and it starts at 6:15 AM (yes, I said, AM – believe me, this is NOT something I like to do (get up early that is)).  Of course, I had to make Banana Bread first!  That’s going to be my lunch, I think.  I mean I HAVE to taste it before I give to my children, right?? That’s what a good mom would do!  I wouldn’t want them to get sick or anything!  *giggles*

Anyway… I digress!  I made my cards two ways, landscape and portrait.  I think I like the landscape just a little bit better!  I don’t know if it’s a “room” thing (meaning it looks like there’s more room for all the elements) or if it’s a balance thing (meaning the card looks more balanced).  Either way, the cards are adorable.  They are unisex (I would say they are more masculine to me) and I know I don’t have enough “congratulation” cards, especially for what could be a “work” situation!


My Paper Pumpkin is my creative escape (my escape from being creative… LOL) and if you haven’t joined yet, i think you should!  Click on this link:  My Paper Pumpkin Sign Up!  Don’t forget to make my your demonstrator!!  Now this card inspired me… I am going to try and post this card tomorrow.  I am planning on using the same stamp set (but i am not sure).  Don’t you just love when you do something and it inspires you to do something else?  I do!  Have a great day!


September Scrap Class

This month, I focused on putting pockets/envelopes on scrapbook pages.  This page has a journal box hidden behind the main photograph.  While this page is a fall page, it expressed how I was feeling about my vacation this summer… THANKFUL!  It was a wonderful trip and I enjoyed Maine especially!  What a beautiful place!

Creating a pocket is a breeze.  Just put Sticky Strip around 3 sides of a photo mat or photograph.  Slide a journal box behind it (I made the journal box about an inch smaller and an inch longer than the photo mat).  Done!  To make the cut corners on the journal box tag, I used the Hexagon punch.


List of supplies (each link opens a new window):


I love when things go on sale.  I love it more when it’s things I don’t have.  However, I already have both items but if you don’t, now is a great time to take advantage of this sale!!  You can click on the image below to take you to the site.  It’s the link for the clear mount set.


You get this fabulous stamp set – Papillon Potpourri


and the Bitty Butterfly Punch (it punches out the small butterflies perfectly!!!)

If you want to see a sample of what you can do with stamp set and punch, check this out:


I love it!

Also,  TODAY is the last day for signing up for My Paper Pumpkin and the bonus kit for signing up to be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  Both of these promotions are a great deal!!  Two months of My Paper Pumpkin for $10 – You can’t beat it!!


Just click on the picture above and it will take you to the sign-up page.  Put me in as your demonstrator and you will get a hand-stamped card from me every month you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber!  That’s a great BONUS to an already super promotion!  I have been posting the great projects we have been receiving thus far.  Yours could differ from mine since I have been a subscriber since the beginning.

Finally, if you sign up to be a demonstrator, you can get a FANTASTIC bonus kit along with an already awesome deal of being a demonstrator.  $99 for $125 worth of product and an AMAZING project kit to go with it!! You can’t go wrong here!  Click on the image below to go to my website to sign up!!


August Paper Pumpkin

So, I wanted to re-iterate my offer.  For every person that signs up for Paper Pumpkin, I will send each one a hand-stamped card every month for as long as they are a member of My Paper Pumpkin.  Pretty cool, huh??  Have you joined yet??  It’s on sale!  Two months, $10 a month!  Would you like to see August’s kit? Here it is!


This adorable card can be made either way, landscape or portrait!  Who doesn’t need thank you cards?  This is a unisex card as you can send it to a guy or a girl 🙂  I think it’s adorable!!  There are enough supplies to make 4 cards (with envelopes).



Click on the image below to go to My Paper Pumpkin – don’t forget to tell them I’m your demonstrator!