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Hello All!

I have started using Mail Chimp to send you newsletters. If you now come to my site you will notice that you can put your email in and that will ensure that you get my weekly updates. Please also still consider following me so that you can get each new blog update!

Please check you spam folder if you have not received an email from me this morning. Also there are pictures in the newsletter so if you can not see them right away click the link to view in the browser.

Reminder today is the last day to order any of our retiring item 🙁

But that means tomorrow is the launch of the new catalog!! Yay!! Header_retired2016_newdemo_Apr1816_ENG

Paper Pumpkin Remix for May 2016

Have you liked my Facebook Page??? You should because you will be the first to know when I post a video. Make sure to check it out because I am posting how to’s, Paper Pumpkin Remixes, and other things. So much fun to do! Click on this link: FACEBOOK LIVE to be able to see the video and how I changed it up!


What is paper pumpkin you might ask? This is happy mail that gets sent to you 1x a month for just $20!! You get everything that you need in a convenient orange box to make a fun craft. This month was all about fathers day (since that is coming up)

Anyways I hope that you have a great week and make sure to check out the new catalog because it will go live June 1!!! Whoot Whoot I am so excited and my wish list is so long.

If you live in the Baltimore, MD area and would like to join me for my catalog party please go to my website: and click on the events tab. to see everything I have going on in June AND to RSVP!

Techniques used: 

Brayer: Stampin’ Up! is coming out with a new type of brayer in the new catalog. What this tool allows you to do is spread your ink evenly onto a media (like paper)

Pennant: I just cut down a piece of paper and used my snips to create the pennant end.

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A Rosey Wedding

Hostess Code: YRSWFP9X 

Wow time is really flying for me lately with all these weddings on the horizon. This past weekend I had the pleasure of watching one of my friends marry her best friend. It was truly a special evening at a lovely TN venue. My friend is very girlie so when I was thinking about the type of card that I should make for her I knew I wanted to use the Rose!! Of course I had to make a coordinating envelope to also go with this pretty card.


Technique that was used: 

Embossing: I first stamped using my Versa Mark pad and then used the Gold Embossing powder over the rose. This gave a nice little shine to my card and also gave a raised edge.

Water Coloring: I used my aqua pens (these are seriously a great item) and then took the blushing bride color and water colored my rose. This gave my rose a little bit of extra dimension in the flowers.

Markers: For the leaves I just used our Mint Macaroon Markers and colored them in.

Accents: Finally I used smome of our pearls to add a touch of elegance in the middle of the rose and 2 on both the W and S of WISHES (in blue)

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Hostess Code: YRSWFP9X 

Use this hostess code when you are placing an order in my online store if your order is under $150 with S&H. If your order is over $150 (before S&H) please do not use the code because you will forfeit your Stampin’ Rewards points.

Supply List


Birthday with Butterflies

Wow I can’t believe another week has come and gone but I wanted to show some of the great things that you can do with our kits! I am so sad to see this pretty Tin of Cards go away but you still can get the coordinating stamps (and believe me when i say you will want to keep those). So look at how pretty this card is.


There are items that are going quick so make sure to check out the retiring list soon and get everything before they are gone. Also if you want to have a new catalog make sure to schedule to Host a party with me or put in  a $50 order and I will mail you one if you would like it.

Thank you for stopping by and make sure to visit my online store to put in your order. Also if your order is below $150 please use the May hostess code



Manly Travel Card

Wow last week was crazy with my regular job and making Mother’s Day cards! So one of the guys at my regular job has a birthday coming up and I decided to make him a card. Cards for men are a challenge but I was inspired by some things on Pinterest and decided that I would go with a travel theme.


I made an odd size card which I think came out to be a 51/2 by 41/2 or something like that. Math was not my strong point when I was making the card and when I started looking at it a little more I decided that I liked it and was going to keep it. The base was the grey from the Timeless Elegance cardstock pack. I then used the Mint Macaroon and to give my card another layer. I loved the airplane from the Sale-A-Bration Sky’s the Limit so I decided to use that. The rest of the stamps and all the other supplies I used are listed below. Please make sure to check out my Online Store to get your order in.

Also we only have 1 more day to get your Paper Pumpkin subscriptions in before May 10!! YOU won’t want to miss having this great set.


Have a great Monday!


Congrats Card

So Stampin’ Up! to me is so much more than just making fun projects with stamps or even having a business, it is about the relationships that I am building. So this post is all about my amazing upline Phyllis (and I know she will be reading this) and the project is the card that I sent her. DSCN1174

So this card says it perfectly because I wanted to thank her for well everything!!! I met Phyllis because I decided I wanted to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and I wanted to turn this into something great. So I searched for who was near me and looked really active (I was living in Newnan, Ga at the time) and I found Phyllis. I emailed her (and funny story she thought I was a robot) but thankfully she emailed me back, we met for dinner that next week, and I signed up. So here we are 6 months later and I just promoted up to Silver in Stampin’ Up! (WHOOOO HOOO) and Phyllis has been my cheerleader every step of the way. My hope is that I can be half as amazing as she is and if you join my team she will be like your grandmother in the Stampin’ Up! realm. Which our family tree is pretty amazing just saying.

Back to the card: I used the pastel yellow as the base card, then took one of the flower papers from the English Garden (My favorite pack so far) and then I used the extra flowers from the December Paper Pumpkin, Washi Tape on the tag, and a flower medallion punch, the extra stamps from April’s Paper Pumpkin, and lastly a little bit of jewels because I know Phyllis would love it. I also made the matching envelope using the envelope paper (super amazing make sure to get it)

Make sure you sign up for Paper Pumpkin so that you can join in all the fun and make fun cards like the one above!! Visit to get your subscription started today!

Have an amazing day!