Sing Deck the Halls and So Much More!

My stampers were singing while they were making these awesome Eclipse Technique cards. They were literally singing, I had the 70’s music station on and there was a lot of singing!

I just love this technique and the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) was the perfect match! This pack of paper has musical notes and the words to a few Christmas songs in Black on White and White on Black. We didn’t stop at musical notes, my stampers also made a FALL card.

This was my 2nd version of the card, below was my first.

I decided to go for the simpler, crisp look but a couple of my stampers loved the sponge version and made that one.

I was also playing around with this one.

After SINGing a song or two and FALLing for the other cards it was time for a cats and flowers!

This card was inspired by Sue Campfield, I love the hidden cat in the flowers.

Card 1 Product List

Card 2 Product List

Card 3 Product List

Card 4 Product List

Card 5 Product List

I hope you like these cards as much as I do.


What did you do on World Card Making Day?

World Card Making Day (WCMD) is held each year on the first Saturday of every October, and kicks-off the start of the holiday card-making season. It’s a day for the card-making community, all of us; hobbyists, retailers, and manufacturers. We can unite and celebrate the connection and creativity that is the heart of card-making.

For the past 3 years my friends and I (Stampin’ Amigas) have been hosting a World Card Making Day event in Oviedo, FL. We had 50 stampers stamping away making their greeting cards and having loads of fun! Each stamper made 8 cards (see below) and we gave away over 20 door prizes. We also raffled off all the products on a page of the Annual Stampin’ Up catalog.

In addition to the WCMD activities a few stampers and all my Stampin’ Amigas wore Pink to #StandUpToCancer and #JoinTheFlock!

Here are the cards our stampers made on WCMD:

Design by Wanda Smith

Design by Wanda Smith

Design by Cyndra Alderman

Design by Cyndra Alderman

Design by Debra LaFountaine

Design by Debra LaFountaine

Design by Debra LaFountaine

Design by Iina Lee

Design by Iina Lee

I hope your World Card Making Day was as much fun as ours!

Guess Who’s Returning?

Yes, after a very long wait the Stampin’ Blends are here! These are the alcohol markers we have been waiting for, a total of 26 Stampin’ Blends.

Stampin’ Blends Features:

  • Light and dark shades
  • 26 color choices – Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack
  • Easy to blend – Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the
  • Dual Tips – brush tip or fine-point to make blending easier
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and is really happy with the results
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color

As a demonstrator I get to order them today and play and use them before they are available to the general public. If you are interested and getting your Stampin’ Blends before they are available to others contact me to become part of my Team!

WCMD=Wolrd Card Making Day!

It’s coming…the first Saturday of October is World Card Making Day and I’m celebrating by having a local event with 50 stampers! How are you celebrating WCMD?

Stampin’ Up! is joining in on the fun and is having a sale! Starting October 1st thru October 10th the following products are on sale. Click on the link below to see the flyer.

Click here—> WCMD_Flyer

And if that wasn’t enough to get your creative juices flowing Stampin’ Up! is also having a Designer Series Paper Sale! Buy 3 Get 1 Free! Click on the link below to see the list of DSP (Designer Series Paper) on sale.

Click here—> DSP_Flyer

Well I hope this makes your WCMD special, it sure made mine! Take a look at a few project samples.

Stamp-A-Stack with New Stampers

This past Saturday I held my monthly Stamp-A-Stack and I had 5 new stampers to my group! It was great seeing new faces and they all enjoyed each other’s company. During the last few months of the year I usually have my stampers make Holiday/Christmas cards. This is the best time to build your stash of Christmas cards for sending to family and friends. When you make them yourself they have an extra special touch.

Left side going up… Marcia, Janet, Kathy Right side going up… Diane, Pat, Diana, Rita

A couple of them haven’t stamped in a while and one of them was a complete newbie who has never stamped before. That’s whats great about my stamping classes, you don’t have to have experience and you leave with awesome cards while you unleash that creative side you never knew you had!

Below are the cards they made and the products used.


I wanted a contrast of cardstock and foil. I also added some glimmer paper leaves for some extra shine.

Product List

Here’s the second card they made…


I just LOVE the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper, there are so many possibilities and the foil! Another great product are the Foil Snowflakes, there are 24 in pack, 12 fold and 12 silver. As an added bonus, if you don’t want foil snowflakes just turn them over and you have vanilla snowflakes.

Product List 

Get your Christmas Card list started and send these shiny cards!


Autumn Shadow Box – Round 2

There was an overwhelming amount of requests to repeat the Autumn Shadow Box Class and we complied. Here are a few photos of my talented stampers and their awesome completed projects! Scroll down to the end to see the Winter Shadow Box Class coming up on Saturday, October 21st.


Frances and Janine


Birgitt, Janice and Barb

Carmen (she left her shadow box home)


All my stampers were so happy to complete their Shadow Boxes and they can’t wait to make their Winter Shadow Boxes next month.

2017 Winter Shadow Box

If you are in the Central Florida are contact me to join the next class.

A Season of Style 2 Months in a Row!

Paper Pumpkin will feature two coordinating kits during the months of October and November. This means that you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, have more creative options, and can get that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.

If you are new to Paper Pumpkin this is the best time to join, if you are a past subscriber this is the perfect time to come back!

A few things to remember:

  • The October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, you must subscribe at by 11:50 PM (EST) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, you must subscribe at by 11:50 PM (EST) on November 10.

A Wicked Good Time…

Take a look at Sara Douglas as she strolls the Stampin’Up offices revealing a few of the products from the Holiday Catalog.

The Holiday Catalog went live today with so many awesome products! If you haven’t received a catalog yet or would like to receive one, just contact me and I’ll get one out to you right away. Click on the catalog image below to see it now.

It’s that Time of the Year!

The Holiday Catalog is live today and ready for orders!

Orders can be placed on my on-line store, or you can contact me to place your order.

Autumn Shadow Box a Success!

In a previous post on August 13th I showed the result of my Sunday designing day with my friend Debra LaFountaine for our Autumn Shadow Box class. We had 13 stampers at my house having fun stamping and putting together their shadow boxes. Here are a few photos of their end result.

Arlene and Karen

Lori, Chris and Barbara


Michele and Sylvia


Susan (first time stamper!)


Rita and Debbie

We had to book a second class for those that couldn’t make it to the first one. If you are local to the Central Florida area and would like to join us, contact me.

The birds are missing above the Sling Back Chair, we decided to add them before the class.