Do you LOVE Snowmen?


“LET IT SNOW” Snowman Christmas Club Class – Sunday, October 13th @ 2pm

snowman season stamp set


TECH Club Class – “Ornaments” Class – Thursday, October 17th @ 6:30pm


And don’t miss out on these upcoming November classes! 

Monthly Cards Class – Thursday, November 7th

Advent Calendar Class – Saturday, November 9th

“Wrapped in Plaid” Christmas Club Class – Sunday, November 10th

TECH Club Class – “Northern Lights Technique” – Thursday, November 14th


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Until next time…

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Some Crafty News to Share…


  • Stampin’ Up has a BIG SALE on Designer Paper beginning September 4th! (click on the image above for details)
  • What other BIG NEWS starts on September 4th??? Yup, that’s right… the Holiday Catalog goes LIVE!  Hint:  You’re going to LOVE it!
  • Have you tried Paper Pumpkin yet? It’s a kit in the mail every month that includes everything, right down to the adhesive. And if you hurry and order before September 10th, you’re in for a real Treat…
  • September’s Class-to-Go features the Beautiful Gleaming Suite – be sure to check it out! I’m also offering a local Beautiful Gleaming Christmas Club Stamp Camp featuring this elegant suite.


Halloween is nearly here, which means that Paper Pumpkin has been busy, busy, busy. We might like “a hand” with your frightful festivities, so we designed September’s kit, Bone Appétit, with this in mind.

This kit includes 20 food-safe treat boxes, a unique and exclusive Halloween stamp set, and a spooky, special-edition box.  September’s kit also gives new meaning to the word “handmade.” (Cue the scary laughter!)  Watch for some fun alternative ways to use this kit.


Christmas Club Stamp Camp & Class-to-Go



Join us for this class featuring the Beautiful and Elegant Brightly Gleaming Suite – it’s gorgeous paper filled with gleaming copper accents… words cannot do justice.


We’ll make lots of Christmas Cards PLUS some “Christmas Crackers” holiday treat (or small gift) holders.


What a fun way to get all your cards & projects made in plenty of time for the holidays! Let me do all the prep work for you so you’re left with all the fun!


Click here for Christmas Club Stamp Camp details

Click here for Brightly Gleaming Class-to-Go details


And the BEST for Last… 


The new Holiday Catalog is HERE!!

If you’d like a hard copy, please stop by during any posted local class or if you don’t already have a demo and you’d like me to be yours, please contact me and I’ll be sure to get one to you.


                                         Thanks for stopping by… 


Don’t miss my 12 Weeks of Christmas! 



Reminders and Updates…

Hello Crafty Friends…

I wanted to give everyone a few updates and quick reminders today. We are nearing the end of August and that means that some promotions are ending and that the Holiday Catalog is near…


Stampin’ Up! Promotions Ending Soon










  1. If you have any BONUS DAYS Coupons, you need to use them by the end of the month!
  2. The EXTRA-EXTRA Joining Promotion is also coming to an end.  If you’ve been considering joining Stampin’ Up! and becoming part of our Crafty Stampers Team, this is a great time. Stampin’ Up! is offering $66 in FREE product, including items from the new Holiday Catalog! There is no obligation EVER to buy more product but you do get a 20-25% discount on anything you do buy. Hobby Stampers Welcome!



Holiday Catalog goes Live September 4th! 

Need to get a catalog in your hands?  If you live local to me (HKA or Atascocita, Texas) stop by anytime during a posted class and grab one! If you are local and you don’t already have a demonstrator and would like me to be your demonstrator, please Contact Me and I’ll drop a catalog in the mail to you.



Trimmer Blade Update from Stampin’ Up!

The final shipment of Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades (item 126995) has arrived early. Because the blades arrived early and we do not want to hold them back from your customers, we are going to make these final blades available during the last week of August.

The final batch will be available on TUESDAY, AUGUST 27th at 10:00 am (MT) and when they sell out, they will be gone for good.

Please remember  to place your own order through the online store. In the past, the blades have sold out within minutes and individuals placing single order had better success than demos placing multiple orders for customers. Please remember that the limit is a 3 pack limit per customer order.
stampin' trimmer blades


World Card Making Day – October 5th

Who will you be making a card for?  Leave me a comment – I’d love to hear from you!  Post your cards using these hashtags –  #MakeACardSendACard  #WorldCardMakingDay

Click Here to Comment!



Need some help with Halloween… How about a little hand?



Watch for New Online & Classes-to-Go… coming soon! 




  to register for September Classes!



Magical Rain for a Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pals’ August  Blog Hop! We’re so glad you’re here because we made some great projects for “Special Occasions”  – cards or projects that adds beauty to the special occasions we all love to make cards for! You may be starting the hop here or coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move, or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

Magical Rain Shaker Card for a Special Occasion


Well, I’m not sure what my “special occasion” for this card is; I’m in Houston, so maybe just because it’s NOT raining this week! In all honesty, I’ve been wanting to try this new technique ever since I saw a You Tube video on it. So maybe that’s MY special occasion!

The technique is called “magic rain shaker card.” I’ve tried to do a little video below to show you how the beads move up and down the clear thread to simulate the rain falling. I’m not a great videographer (as in I’m terrible) and the lighting isn’t great, but you’ll get the idea.

I will admit, it’s a bit tedious to put together and therefore will only go to someone VERY, VERY special, but it was fun to create and not your run of the mill card. I plan to host a Techniques Class this week using this method and will post a tutorial after that for anyone interested. Otherwise, there are a couple of YouTube videos out there – just search “magic rain shaker card” and they should pop up.

Oh, for anyone trying to find this particular sentiment… I couldn’t find one in my stash that “fit” so I printed one onto Whisper White cardstock using my computer and fussy cut out the cloud shape.

More inspiration awaits! Use the Blog Hop Line-up below to visit the rest of this month’s Design Team. My fellow Pals are excited to show you what they’ve created! Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations. Mark your calendars for Wednesday, September 11, 2019 when our Hoppin’ Pals share their “It’s the Sentiment that Counts” projects. Don’t miss the fun!

Pals Blog Hop Line-Up
  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  3. Terri George at Stamp Me Crafty
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  8. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  9. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  10. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  11. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  12. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  13. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin
  14. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  15. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  16. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  17. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  18. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  19. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio
  20. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  21. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  22. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  23. Rae Harper Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts



Thanks for hopping by, 








In case you missed it…

I’ve been busy behind the scenes making a few changes, doing some updating to my blog, and planning holiday classes. Can you believe the summer is almost over?

Free As a Bird Class, Bird Ballad, Stampin' Up!


So, some business first. LAST CALL is fast approaching for August Classes. I’m having some minor surgery soon so am trying to “work ahead” this month so I don’t end up behind.


I’ve changed up the format a little to my Holiday Classes – this year I’ll be offering a Christmas Club Stamp Camp that will feature a stamp set or bundle and we’ll make cards and other projects (gift/treat holders, tags, etc) at each. You’ll have the option to take only the class or to purchase the stamp set or bundle and have your own to use and take home to make more cards.  An Online Class option will be available as well for those who aren’t local or prefer to relax at home while crafting and creating.

You’ll also notice that you now register for classes directly from the Calendar Description page of the class; some will take you to the same registration page you are used to but most will allow you to register directly from that Calendar page. All payments still go safely and securely through PayPal.

Speaking of the holidays… if you only get my Blog Post Updates and not my Crafty Newsletter, you’ll want to sign up soon (there’s a link at the top, right of the page). My annual 12 Weeks of Christmas will be starting up before long and you’re not going to want to miss it!  Each week has a fun new Christmas/Holiday Project complete with a Tutorial. And it’s FREE! All you need to do is sign up!

And the last bit of “holiday” news… The Holiday Catalog is here! I’ve just placed my order! (one of many, I’m sure). As customers you will be able to order beginning September 4th. WHAT?? You don’t want to wait? Good news, you don’t have to!



Stampin’ Up! has a promotion going for August. Join Now and you can order the products of your choice from the Annual or Holiday Catalog! To sweeten the pot, you’ll get $155 dollars of product for $99 plus FREE shipping AND a coupon to use for more FREE product in September. I’m also giving everyone who joins my team of Crafty Stampers in August a FREE Christmas Club Stamp Camp (local or online) as a way to say thank you!  Click Here for more details.




Thanks for stopping by,