Monthly Archives: February 2015

SAB – Irresistibly Yours

One of the free items you can select is our phenomenal Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Paper.  In the pack, you will receive 12 full, 12×12 sheets of embossed paper (2 sheets each of 6 designs).  Then, you add color using a sponge, dauber, brayer, or spritzer; the embossed designs will resist the ink, resulting in a gorgeous paper that you can use for boxes, bags, cards, and more!  Check out these beautiful samples:

Irresistibly Yours DSP

You can select this paper as your free gift when you order $50 from my Stampin’ Up! store.  If you already have this paper, leave a comment sharing what you have done with it!

Paper Pumpkin this Month

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit arrived yesterday and it is SO cool!  Here’s what comes in the box:

Paper Pumpkin kit

And here is how it is made:

The project is an accordion card with die-cut, self-adhesive felt letters.  The folded up card fits perfectly in a kraft box.  The only thing needed that doesn’t come in the box is a pair of scissors.  And did I tell you that the kit has supplies to make EIGHT of these????

This was February’s kit.  Each month the Paper Pumpkin kit makes something new.  And since you don’t know what the kit will be until you receive it, it’s like a Surprise Party in your mailbox every month!

Once you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you will have opportunities to purchase past kits, so why don’t you sign up today?

There are several ways:

  • Become a Paper Pumpkin subscriber for $19.95 plus tax each month.  You can pause or stop your subscription anytime.  Start HERE.
  • Buy a prepaid 1 month, 3 month, 6 month, or 12 month subscription for yourself or a friend.  When you purchase one of these, you receive an email with the redemption code.
    • 137858 One-month kit for $19.95 plus tax
    • 137859 Three months for $59.85.  On sale until March 31st for $54.85.  And you get a free Sale-A-Bration item!
    • 137860 Six months for $113.70.  That’s $1 a month off the single kit price.  Plus you get 2 Sale-A-Bration items!
    • 137861  Twelve months for $215.40.  That’s $2 a month off the single kit price.  Plus you get 4 Sale-A-Bration items AND $30 in Hostess Benefits!

SAB – Lotus Blossom

During Sale-A-Bration, you can select a FREE gift for each $50 purchase.  One of the gifts you can select is the Lotus Blossom stamp set.  You get lots of dimension from the stamps because the flower is made up off 3 different stamps, each one layered over the others.

Lotus Blossom stamps

Here are some samples made with the Lotus Blossom stamp set:

SAB - Lotus Blossom

To see all the Sale-A-Bration items and/or to shop Stampin’ Up!, visit my Stampin’ Up! Store anytime!

Celebrate Today

In honor of my balloon ride, I designed this card.  I made some for a card swap that I am in, and I made some extra ones to send.  What fun!

Celebrate Balloon

I cut the balloon shapes with framelits and added the dot texture with my Big Shot.  I did have to hand cut the baskets and the banner, but it went pretty quick.  Here are the supplies I used.


Hot Air Balloon Ride – Check!

I decided one day a few years ago that I wanted to ride in a hot air balloon.  So I created a Bucket List and wrote it down.  On my 60th birthday, my sweet daughter gave me tickets for a ride for 2 – she said it wouldn’t be fun alone (she is right!).  It actually took me 2 years to get the ride scheduled and yesterday was it!  What a Perfect Day!  Let me share it with you.

01 - Getting the Basket Ready

Getting the Basket Ready – It is a lot bigger than I was expecting. There will be 16 on the ride, plus the pilot.

02 - Getting the Balloon Ready

Getting the Balloon Ready – they actually drive the trailer away to unload the envelope. When it is fully inflated, it will be about 9 stories tall.

03 - Starting the Fan

Starting the Fan

04 - More Air

More Air

05 - More Air

And more air…

06 - And More Air

And even more…

07 - Add some Fire

Add some fire – it was HOT and LOUD!

08 - Inflated

Almost completely inflated – this was the best shot of the whole thing I could get since it was time to get in the basket!

09 - Away!

Away! It was kinda scary getting loaded because the wind came up at the wrong time and the balloon wanted to lay the basket down. We we all leaning away, putting all weight into it and the crew were hanging on the outside. Got the blood pumpin’

10 - Further away

Further Away….


11 - Far Away

Far Away

12 - Pilot

Our wonderful pilot

13 - Shadow

Our shadow on the ground. The weather was absolutely perfect!

14 - Gail & Jacqui

Me and Jacqui – thank you for the best gift ever!!

15 - Cows

Those cows were sooooo little. And it would look like they weren’t even moving. They were really loud, though!

16 - Too Cool

View from the inside looking up. Joe Cool?

17 - Landing Spot

Hey, that looks like a good spot to land!

18 - Where we landed

See those trees? That’s what we landed on! Good thing, though, because we were going in pretty fast. I say the trees broke our fall. Afterwards, we were picking pieces of tree from each other’s hair.

19 - Here Comes the Crew

Here comes the crew. They later said that they never lost sight of the balloon.

20 - And the trailer

And the rest of the crew.

21 - Deflated

It didn’t take nearly as long to deflate….

22 - Here comes the cows

We landed in a pasture. The cows had to come check us out. The rancher did, too, but he was cool. Said they could land the balloon there anytime they wanted. We did have to step carefully, though, to avoid the patties.

23 - Stuffing the balloon

We all helped stuff the envelope into the bag. It weighs 680 pounds!

24 - Perfect Sunset

A perfect sunset to a perfect day.

25 - Traditional Champagne

Champagne is a traditional ending to a balloon ride – OK by me!

Sweet Stripes

When I was at Leadership Conference last month, they gave us an extra Paper Pumpkin kit and were told to share it.  We could give the whole kit away or use it at an event, etc.  I decided to make all the cards (and I had a couple left from the kit I got last year) and I have decided to give the cards away!  Do you want one?  All you have to do is leave a comment below and email me your address, and I will mail you one of these really cute cards that comes with an even cuter envelope.  AND, I won’t write on the card or the envelope so you can use it to make someone’s day!!

Paper Pumpkin Cards

Have I told you how much I love Paper Pumpkin?  Every month I get a little red box in my mailbox and it is so much fun to open it and see what I got!  The kits come with everything you need for the project, including stamps, ink, paper, embellishments, etc.  All I needed to add to this kit was a pair of scissors.  If you want to know more about Paper Pumpkin, click HERE.

Now, don’t forget to leave a comment below and email me you address and I will send you one of these cards!  While supplies, last, of course!

February Stamping Projects

I had SO much fun at my class this weekend at Alamo Craft Company.  I had one attendee on Friday and it was really nice because I hadn’t met Debbie yet and so we had a chance to get to know one another.  And on Saturday, there were 7 and that was nice too, because it was crazy busy!

I’ve already showed you 2 of the projects we did in previous posts (Painted Petals Designer Paper and I Like Your Face), but I haven’t shown you the third one.  This idea came from another demonstrator at a local demonstrator get-together (I wish I could remember her name).  I love this little treat bag die and I love the ball trim – so striking on the black and white paper!

Mini Treat Bag

Here are the supplies that were used.  If you need to order any of these, just click on the photos or check out my online store.  And if you want to receive exclusive videos of these projects, check out my Virtual Stamp Club.

Cheerful Critters

This month, one of our stamp club projects uses the Cheerful Critters stamp set because when I first saw it, it make me smile.  Just love this one!  I shared my card with you in a recent post.

Today, I want to share 2 more samples, made by my talented friend, June! The Hooray card uses a fantastic specialty paper that you can get free during Sale-A-Bration with a $50 purchase.  It comes with 6 different designs that resist ink so you can sponge or spritz on them and reveal the pattern.  Very cool!

Cheerful Critters - Hooray Cheerful Critters - Way to go

Supplies used in Hooray! card:


Supplies used in Way To Go! card:

If you want to order any of these products for yourself, click on the item to go to my store or email me!