Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Stampin' Bingo is here!

The biggest event of the year is here....AND spaces are filling quickly! Join in on the fun and play bingo to win prizes from the new annual catalog!


Highlights include:
  • 6 Rounds plus 1 Grand Prize round....ALL with prizes from the catalog!
  • Opportunity to purchase extra Grand Prize boards for $5 to increase your chances to win BIG!
  • All proceeds from extra boards will become a Stampin' Up gift certificate for NEW supplies PLUS the winner takes home the Grand Prize package!
  • A new 2017 Annual Catalog and 2017-2019 In Color Bookmark for all guests!
  • Lunch included for all attendees as well as a goody bag of all new products!
  • Two make and take projects featuring new products!
  • Hosted a party with me in the past year? Receive an extra door prize entry form and bingo board!
RSVP by clicking HERE to join us and reserve your seat! RSVP deadline is June 6th!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Father's Day Class Prep

Happy Monday! While yesterday was just Mother's Day, it's time for me to start prepping for my upcoming Father's Day classes! I worked this weekend in the studio on these great Father's Day projects.  I have three Father's Day classes set up for June! I hope you can join me at one of them!




Aren't these projects great?! I love the chocolate box that holds 6 Hershey Nuggets.  These are perfect to hand out to that special guy in your life and the card with the car can be used as a birthday card as well.  These projects are great for all skill levels and are walked through step by step during each class time.

My first two Father's Day classes will be held at the Stampin Blondie Studio on either Sunday June 4th at 2pm or Monday June 5th at 6pm.  Pick a class time that works best with your schedule as we will make the same projects during each class time.  Class fee is $15.  Choose the link below to RSVP to whichever class fits your schedule!

- Sunday June 4th at 2pm
- Monday June 5th at 6pm

NEW starting in June, I will be a contracted instructor at the Davis Monthan Arts & Crafts Center on base.  If you have base access, I would love to see you at my first class.  We will be making the projects listed above as well.  Class at the center is $19.50 and is perfect for kids aged 8 and above as well as adults!

RSVP for the on base class by calling the Arts & Crafts center at 520-228-4385 by June 6th!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Lift Me Up!

It's Wednesday and we are halfway through the week! While yesterday brought some terrible military news to our family that will change things up a little later this year, I'm posting a card today for some inspiration to guidance.  

I love the Lift Me Up bundle and the balloons.  This has been a favorite stamp set with my customers each time we work with it and they love how there are framelet dies to coordinate with it.  No need to fussy cut each balloon out!


These were the cards we made on Saturday at a workshop I taught.  The hostess wanted to make thank you cards and I love how this set has stamps that have little sayings that go along with the balloons.  'Thanks for lifting me up' how cute is that!

I used the Stitched Shapes framelets on the Bermuda Bay teal card with the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper.  The attendees loved how I was able to show them how fiesta styled paper can be used in a different way!

The Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper is on the retiring list for the 2016-2017 catalog that ends on May 31st.  Don't let this paper slip away, its so cute and can be used in a variety of projects!  Check out the link HERE to order today.  Make sure to use our May's Hostess Code of GF3TGW2S to be possibly be this month's mystery hostess and receive hostess benefits!


Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Creativity Starts Here!


Starting TODAY (May 11) and ending June 10, first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers can enjoy 25% OFF their first three months.
First-time subscribers will receive an introductory 25% discount on the June, July, and August 2017 kits.
Benefits of Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions:
  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Getting together with friends to craft every month.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
  • The surprise factor!
Fine print of the promotion:
  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • You must join by Saturday, June 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first three months of a new subscription. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • Enter the promo code, STARTHERE upon checkout.
Paper Pumpkin kits include all you need for a monthly creative fix!  Add a subscription to your next Stampin’ Up! order.
TO SUBSCRIBE THRU ME, PLEASE visit Paper Pumpkin and enter STARTHERE to receive the 25% off promotion.



Monday, April 24, 2017

May Classes Are Here!

April showers bring....May classes! That's the saying right?  The weather is heating up here in Tucson (I don't think we even had a "spring" with it already being in the mid 90's everyday) but my new Spring classes are here!




Cactus & Cards Class
Fiesta like there's no manana with this Cinco de Mayo themed paper crafting event!  We will use bright and bold colors featuring Arizona's famous Saguaro cactus to create three wonderful projects for everyone in your life!  RSVP includes your very own Birthday Fiesta stamp set to take home at the end of the evening!  RSVP deadline is April 27th.  RSVP via this link.


Small Business Owners Thank you Card Class
Do you own a small business and are looking for ways to add that special touch for your clients?  Join us at the Small Business Owners Thank you Card Class! For $15 you can create 5 simple thank you cards to pass along to your clients for when they shop local with you!  Want an additional 5 cards?  Choose the add on option of $5/5 cards to create more! RSVP deadline is May 15th.  RSVP here!

Stampin Up Annual Catalog Retirement Brunch!
It's time to say goodbye to some of our favorite Stampin' Up items at the Annual Catalog Retirement Brunch held on May 20th at 10am.  During this event we will make three projects, munch on some yummy brunch foods, play some games, and say adios to some great Stampin' Up products.  Class fee of $20 or FREE with a qualifying order is due no later than May 11th!




Simple and Wow Back to Basics Techniques Class - Shaving Cream Marbling
May brings an exciting and new Simple and Wow Back to Basics Techniques class.  This class will be a monthly class held the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6pm.  Great for beginners and advanced crafters, our first theme will be focusing on shaving cream marbling.  This beautiful and easy technique is simple and produces some great effects!  Class fee is $10 and RSVPs with payment are due no later than May 19th!



Sunday, April 16, 2017

Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all my readers! Today has been a great day spending time with my little family and working in the studio for my upcoming classes! Next weekend I have my Cool Treats class and these are the projects we will be making.  Its going to be a great time and I can't wait to share these projects with everyone that is coming.  Best part of all, they get to take the stamp set home with them!


Cool Treats Photopolymer Bundle

I love this stamp set!  Want one of your own to make your own projects like the ones above?  Check out my online store here and search for the Cool Treats set! 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Getting My Swap On!

Time is running out before Stampin' Up On Stage in San Diego begins on Saturday and in my true fashion, I'm just working on my swaps.  During many Stampin' Up events, Demonstrators from all over the world create cards and swap them with other Demonstrators.  We do this to get new ideas for classes and workshops to bring back to our customers. 

I love swapping but I always seem to let these go until the last minute....I need to work better on that.  Our next Stampin' Up On Stage event is in November.  Maybe I should start on those swaps now to be ahead of the game!



I am using the Birthday Fiesta stamp set below for my swaps.  With living in Tucson and the Southwest now, I thought bringing the Saguaro cactus from the outside into my cards would be a perfect representation.  I love how the paper that coordinates with the set is bold and beautiful, just like the outdoor colors of Arizona!




Even better Tucson friends! I'm hosting a class using this stamp set at Saguaro Market here in town on May 3rd! Each attendee will get their very own Birthday Fiesta stamp set to take home so they can use the Saguaro stamp themselves!  RSVPS deadline is 27 April, price includes stamp set, all supplies, and space is very limited.  RSVP here!