Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Hello December 2016 Project Life by Stampin’ Up!

Have you looked at page 31 in the holiday catalogue?  Go ahead...take a look!
It's got the newest Project Life by Stampin' Up! card collection, album and accessory pack for December!

I opened mine up this past Friday and I was so excited by all the beauty! All I can say is that the accessories in the accessory pack are gorgeous!

This week for Watch it Wednesday, enjoy this video on the Hello December products.

I was playing with my Hello December products this past weekend and here's what I made!

Shop for your Project Life by Stampin' Up! products on my online store today

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Warm Thoughts

I'm getting ready for sweet and simple card class this Thursday.  I'm thinking it's time to make some cards that share warm thoughts as the chilly days of fall are coming upon us.

Here's a beautiful swap card that I received from Keisha Herbin Smith.  We'll be CASE-ing it for card class this Thursday!
Make sure to RSVP today to reserve your spot!  Sweet and Simple card Class is perfect for a relaxing girls night out! You'll make 4 cards including envelopes.  Everyone welcome!  No experience is required. RSVP Today!

Monday, September 26, 2016

The Fall Stamp Camp was a Blast!

I can't wait to share with you some photos from the fun fall stamp camp that happened this past Saturday.
It was such fun and positive energy!
The day started with 3 stamping demonstrations which I found inspiring.  I learned ways to use product that I wouldn't have even thought of!
After the demonstrations we dove right into the stamping.

I love how stamping brings people together.  I saw lots of talking and laughing going on through the day.  I saw existing friends chatting away and enjoying time together but I also saw many new friendships being made!

It was a full house!  The event sold out before the deadline! Everyone made 10 different cards using new holiday product! There was even one person there who had NEVER stamped before.  She was totally blown away by the experience and in case you wondered...she also left with her 10 completed greeting cards. The fact that she had never stamped before was not a deterrent at all!  

A delicious lunch was included in the event.

We also had hundred and hundreds of dollars of raffle prizes! Check out the smile on this lucky winner!

Here's just a few of the cards.  Don't miss the next stamp camp!  We are already more than half full so register today! The next stamp camp will be highlighting the new spring and sale-a-bration products! Don't miss out! RSVP today! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 2016 Paper Pumpkin

I love receiving my Paper Pumpkin to my door each month.  The video for this Watch it Wednesday was a totally impromptu video that came out of my excitement after the doorbell rang and I realized it was my pumpkin delivery.  Woohoo!!
This is an unedited video of September paper pumpkin box opening and how I create the project.
If you have been curious about trying Paper Pumpkin, NOW is the time to try it out.  Stampin' Up! is offering a Buy One Get One offer where you get your first month Paper Pumpkin at the regular price of $26.95 and the next month box is FREE!!!
Become a subscriber for this great program today!
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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Stamp Together...for a Purpose

I just wanted to share some photos of some stamping that I did this month.  I truly believe that stamping is more than just something to pass the time.  It can be a meaningful activity that can make a difference!

Here I am at a local nursing home.  I was invited to share stamping with the residents who had a wide range of abilities.  Some had physical challenges, some had cognitive challenges but they were all able to participate in some way to make two cards.

It would probably be an understatement to say I enjoyed the experience.  Some of you may know that besides my stamping job, I am also an occupational therapist.  For many many years I worked with senior citizens with disabilities so I felt right at home in the nursing home.  
It was a great blend of my skills as an occupational therapist and Stampin' Up! demonstrator to help the residents complete their two cards.  They were so proud at the end! I felt so pleased that I could be a part of their experience! 

This month I also was invited by the Freedom 55 group at my church to share stamping with them since they were planning as a group to do visits to hospital patients to provide some encouragement. They wanted to leave the patients with some token of their visit and they thought perhaps a pretty card might be just the thing. 
I thought it was a great idea so I brought all the supplies and taught them how to stamp.  Once again I was so happy to see their pride and enjoyment while stamping. 

Getting together to stamp is a wonderful team building and self-esteem building activity. Do you have a social group or community group that you are a part of?  Don't hesitate to invite me to bring some stamping fun to you!  Contact me today! 

Monday, September 19, 2016

Halloween Crafting Happiness

I love having crafting friends that I've met through being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  That's because they will email you up and say things like "I want to have a Halloween crafting party".  This is a perfect excuse for me to play with my halloween themed goodies I bought from the Stampin' Up! holiday mini catalogue.

I had seen a few different ideas on the internet so last week I decided to sit down and try making a cute wreath that I saw.

I didn't have any instructions.  I just tried to wing it and I think it turned out really cute! What do you think?

I had so much fun making it and then I felt so pleased with myself about the outcome that I hung it in my craft room and admired it...then I took pictures of it...  then I texted it to the friend who is hosting the party.  It was like I was on a high but it didn't involve any alcohol or drugs.  I felt great! 

This is the joy of crafting!  It's the pride that comes from creating something.  I can't wait until the halloween crafting party.  I know the girls are going to have a great time! 

Make sure you take time to do some crafting so you can feel the crafting high too!  It's great for mental health and is a lot cheaper than psychotherapy! 

If you need some inspiration come out to one of my classes.  Check out my events page
Thanks for popping in! 

Friday, September 16, 2016

Dimensionals in strange places

I'm sure I'm not the only one who has found dimensional backings in strange places.

I use dimensionals so much on my projects but I don't worry where I toss the dimensional backing.  It's just a little thing...

Well, it's not unusual to find tons on my craft room floor.
Finding them on my craft room floor would be a normal place to find them since that is where I craft.

However, I once woke up my son for school and he rolled over in bed and plain as day there was a dimensional backing on his forehead!!!  Truth!  So funny!

Another time I was walking at Canada's wonderland and I kept feeling like there was something in my shoe.  I took off my shoe several times to check but couldn't find anything.
Finally, I took off my shoe AND sock right there on a bench in Canada's wonderland.  Yes.  There was a dimensional backing in my sock.  I was giggling.

Where is the strangest place you have found dimensional backings?  Inquiring minds want to know! 
Have a great weekend!