2020 Backstage

2020 Backstage

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

PPP Blog Hop: Joy to the World

 


Welcome to the monthly Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. We love Paper Pumpkin and love to share our enthusiasm for this monthly box of fun and creativity with you. The Paper Pumpkin kit is designed so you can follow the instructions provided in the kit to make the projects, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild (as we have!) Hop along with us, as we will share alternate ideas on how we used the October Paper Pumpkin Kit: Joy to the World

 

This month's kit made 8 cards, 4 each of 2 designs. Here are the cards as designed:



If you follow me at all, you know I love to make boxes out of the Paper Pumpkin card bases. This month's worked perfectly! So I had to do it!! 


Here is my alternate project, a cute little box! I used the included stamps for the flowers, as the diecut flowers were too large for the box. I colored them with our Stampin' Blends. I think they look great! I used other elements of the kit, like the "sweater" embossed paper, the beautiful gold "love" and the cherry cobbler twine.  I added the Sea Foam Green paper for the sentiment, and the cobbler colored jewels. 




I lined the inside with some of the envelope, and Cherry Cobbler cardstock. 


Glad you could join us, and hope you have been inspired to get your kit out and create.  Click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Deb's blog to see what fun she has created to share with you!

 

It would be awesome if you leave a comment on our projects along the way!! 

 

And see below for November’s kit…you won’t want to miss it!


Until next time...Happy Craftin'!


 

Did you know....


2019 Holiday ShoppingSurveyed shoppers’ holiday gift card spend is expected to increase 7% from 2018, with shoppers spending approximately 35% of their total holiday gifting budget on gift cards . Additional findings include:

  • Shoppers surveyed plan on purchasing gifts for eight people on average, estimating they will spend a total of $618.93 this year.
  • On average, shoppers expect to spend approximately $213.49 on gift cards this year, a 7% increase over 2018.
  • Seventy-six percent of shoppers plan to buy at least one gift card or e-gift this season, up from 72% in 2018.
And guess what is in our November kit! You guessed it...gift card holders! November's kit is sure to be a winner! 
If you are planning on giving gift cards this holiday season, you need this kit! You can give a gift card in a cute handmade holder, and you will be the fave sister, aunt, friend, well, you get the picture! Don't delay, click here to subscribe!





Tuesday, October 13, 2020

ICS Blog Hop: Playful Pets Designer Series Paper

 

Hello, and welcome to the October Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! We are glad you are hopping with us. Grab a cuppa', sit back and relax! We have a lot of projects to show off the beautiful Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper(DSP)! From the gorgeous Forever Greenery to the spooky, but elegant Magic in the Night to the oh, so cute, Playful Pets, Stampin' Up! has just the right DSP for the project you have in mind. 


Hopefully, we can inspire you and you can take advantage of the DSP sale going on right now!!


I love my pups! I have 4 of them, all shapes and colors, ranging from 4 lbs to 15 lbs, and all have my heart! Here is a picture of the 4 of them waiting for vegetables, as I was making a salad: 



Can you see why they stole my heart?! So, it shouldn't come as a surprise that I chose Playful Pets for the DSP I wanted to showcase: 


I used our Notecards and Envelopes. I love having these on hand to make up quickly. I let the DSP do all the work. Not only is the background DSP, but all the pups images were cut out of the DSP, as well. The sentiments all came from Itty Bitty Greetings. 






I also made a cute holder to put them in, so they would make a great gift for the puppy lover in your life!



If you like what you see, or have any questions, leave me a comment, and then follow the hop to see what the others have been inspired to share with you!! The most creative Cynthia is up next, let's go see what DSP she chose and what project she has for us!!



 Here is the sale I was talking about:

15% off Select packs of Designer Series Paper
Starts October 1-31, 2020

Contact me if you have any questions! Click the big pink shopping bag, labeled Shop here, located in the right column, to see the different papers on sale! 




Monday, October 5, 2020

IDEAS Blog Hop: Heartwarming Hugs Suite

 



Hello crafters! Did you just get done making cards for World Card Making Day? I hope you are sending those cards out this week for World Card Sending Week!

I'm so excited to share our October IDEAS Blog Hop with you today. We are featuring our favorite suites from the August-December Mini Catalog. This month's tutorial contains over 25 amazing ideas  created by 13 Stampin' Up! demonstrators from all over the world! It is seventy five pages of crafting heaven! 

This graphic is a sneak peek at the some of the projects in our September IDEAS Tutorial Bundle:


I chose to use the Heartwarming Hugs Suite. The suite is designed around mini to go coffee cups. It includes drink carriers, that are asking to be decorated with the fabulous Designer Series Paper (DSP), fun ribbon, great embossing folders, and even some sparkly star embellishments. 


But, you can also make cards with the pieces! So, while my actual tutorial designs are secret and exclusively shared in the bundle, I have another card made from items in the suite to show you. It is like a bonus project! 

Here is my card:


It uses the stamps, dies, DSP, ribbon from the suite. It also added the red felt from the Festive Felt Sheets Combo pack and those incredible little Adhesive-backed Snowflake Embellishments! I love those little things! This was a fun card to make, and the suite is so easy to work with for a lot of different projects!

Each tutorial designer features at least one card and one 3D project, some include multiple projects. Would you like a copy of the tutorials for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact your participating demonstrator, or me if you don't have one. I offer three options to acquire these wonderful IDEAS tutorial bundles:

1. Place a $35 order with my online host code: NPMB7F7F

2. It is free for all of my direct team members, join here.

3. Purchase it for $15.


Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support!

Now click on the arrow below to see which suite Jacqui chose, and what beautiful projects she has to share with us!




Wednesday, September 23, 2020

24 Hour Flash Stamp-tacular Sale

 


Don't miss out on this great sale today only! 15% off of select stamps. See the images below, then go to my website and shop here









Until next time Happy Craftin'!





Saturday, September 19, 2020

World Card Making Day

Did you know that October 3rd is World Card Making Day (WCMD)?! Yes, we have our own day! How cool is that?! Tomorrow is the last day to register!

So... let's have an event to celebrate it! Myself and some other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators have gotten together to make some great projects using the Stampin' Up! Press On Stamp Set. Have any coffee lovers in your life?! This set is a good one! It is full of various types of cups; coffee, hot chocolate, tea...and has some great sayings! Join us on WCMD to create with this set! Check it out here or on page 68 of the August-December Mini Catalog. 

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*First person to register with me, gets a special gift!!

You can purchase the project kits to stamp along with us for $25. Or an even better deal, you can purchase the stamp set and the project kits for only $35. It's like getting the stamp set for only $10!! These prices are for porch pick up or in person classes. Add $5 to either if you want it mailed to you. 

You will supply your own adhesives and inks. 

We will be doing an online event (Facebook Live) from 900am-12:00pm PT on Saturday, October 3. The event will be recorded, so you can either stamp along, or watch, then go back and stamp at your leisure. 

I will also have a limited # of in-person seats available in the afternoon (2-4pm) and evening (6-8pm). If you and/or your besties want to reserve either of these times, rather than doing the online class, please contact me to let me know. 

We will also be showcasing additional projects using this fun stamp set during the lives, so you can see other uses for this stamp set. A tutorial, to include all the projects, will be available for purchase for $10 after the event. 

You must register and pay the fees by 09/20/2020 to reserve your spot!! You don't want to miss this one!
Contact me with questions. Payment can be made by Zelle, PayPal, Venmo, Apple or Google Pay.

Email me at dogrrrl@sbcglobal.net, or call or text to 916-201-7147. Do either, but do it now!!

Monday, August 17, 2020

Holiday Bingo and Stampin' Event

 


I had so much fun with the Bingo & PJ Party, that I want to do it again! This time we are going to do a Holiday Bingo and Stampin' Event!

Details: 

Friday, 9/11 is the day of the event. We will start at 6pm. We will play 6 games of Bingo, do some door prizes, and then move to the stamping. There will be a Facebook page set up for this event, tho' the Bingo & door prize drawings will be done on Zoom. The stamping will be done in Facebook page as Facebook Lives, so you can refer back to them anytime you need to. 

Time frames:

All registrations/fees due by 8/27
I will place the Stampin' Up! order on 8/28
Packets shipped to you no later than 9/8
Supply list will be emailed by 9/10
Live event on 9/11

Agenda for the event evening:

6:00pm Zoom:
Door prizes drawings
3 Bingo Games
Door prize drawings
2 Bingo Games
Blackout Bingo

Facebook Lives:
Stamping

Bingo Rules:

If you win bingo….WAVE your arms, and type BINGO in the Chat feature,  or turn your sound on and shout it out!! Whatever device you are on, be sure to locate the chat function. If your video/audio is not turned on…I might not see or hear your bingo, so you will have to be able to chat! Then,8 get ready to show us your winning bingo numbers!

*You can win a maximum of 2 times. If you win a 3rd time, you will be sent a small consolation prize.
*But you can trade up, so say you win round 3 and 4, but also win the Black Out! You can forfeit your Round 4 prize to the next winner, and collect the Black Out prize, instead. Must be your highest winning you are trading up.    
*You must call Bingo on the letter/number that gives you bingo before I go on to the next letter/number. On Zoom I will have you raise your hands and wave, AND type in Bingo in the chat function. I will have all the faces up on my devices so I can see everyone.
*If two or more people win Bingo on the same number, I will draw high card for the winner, and the other person/persons will receive a small consolation prize.
*You must be present to win the door prizes.

Event costs: 

The cost of the Holiday Bingo & Stampin' event is $40 ($35, if you are local and picking up your packet)

Your packet will consist of 1 Bingo card, one door prize ticket, Stampin' Up! product (min of $15) for your Stampin' projects, along with the project kits. 

Add on's: 

We will be using the Banner Year Bundle for the Stampin' Projects. 
You can add the Banner Year Bundle (stamp/punch) for $36 to your packet.
Or you can add the Banner Year Stamp Set for $17, or use stamps/punches you have. 

You can purchase 2 additional Bingo cards to use for all 6 games for $10.

Register by text, email, phone, website, or Facebook event. 
Pay by Zelle, PayPal, Google Pay, Apple Pay, Cash or Check. 

                      P/U        Ship
Bingo$35$40
Bingo/X$45$50
Bingo/Stamp$52$57
Bingo/Bundle$71$76
Bingo/Stamp/X$62$67
Bingo/Bundle/X$81$86
X = Xtra cards

Manic Monday



Tuesday, August 11, 2020

ICS Blog Hop: Whale Done


Hello, and welcome to the August Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! We are so glad you are hopping along with us. 

 

This month, our theme is "Punch It Out". The projects you will see will all include some of the awesome Stampin' Up! punches. Hopefully, we can inspire you to get your punches out and do some creating! 




I used the Whale Builder Punch, the Lovely Labels Pick a Punch, and our 2 1/4" Circle Punch on my card. I also used the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper from the recently released August-December Mini Catalog. I love the sparkle of the Balmy Blue Glimmer Paper!! And I used the Fine Tip Glue to cover the whale to give him a glossy wet look. 



Don't forget your card inside, and envelope:



Leave me a comment, and then follow the hop to see what the others have been inspired to share with you!! The talented Darla is up next, let's go see what she has for us!!


Monday, August 3, 2020

IDEAS Blog Hop: Positive Thoughts



Hello crafters!  I'm so excited to share our August IDEAS Blog Hop with you today. Our theme is:  Floral Fun – Simple and Stepped Up Cards. Our tutorial is full of amazing cards that start with just Stamps, Ink & Paper (SIP), and then those that are a little or a lot more stepped up. I used the flower from the Positive Thoughts Bundle for my cards. 

This graphic is a sneak peek at the some of the August projects in our bundle. This looks so beautiful, like a flower bouquet!


And now, I am going to show you my SIP card, but the two stepped up ones will remain a mystery, until you purchase the bundle! 


What additional things could you think of to dress this one up? I wonder if we thought alike?! Would love to see what you come up with. 

This month's bundle features over 60 pages, 11 designers, and since each tutorial showcases at least two cards, and most have three, that is a lot of cards to choose from! Would you like a copy of the tutorials for these projects for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me.  There are several ways to acquire our IDEAS tutorial bundle:

1. Place a minimum $35 order here with my online host code: NPFH796W

2. All my team members get it for free, join here

3. Purchase it for $15; PayPal, Venmo, or Zelle. \

Once you have received the tutorials, please remember not to share or distribute the printed or electronic copies of these bundles. We have worked hard to provide these exclusive projects for your use. If you know someone that would like to purchase the bundle, please direct them to me, or their participating demonstrator, to obtain their copy. Thanks for your support!

Now click on the arrow to see Odette's fun creations! 

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

 





Manic Monday


Tuesday, July 28, 2020

PPP Blog Hop: Summer Nights



Welcome to the monthly Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. We love Paper Pumpkin and love to share our enthusiasm for this monthly box of fun and creativity with you. The Paper Pumpkin kit is designed so you can follow the instructions provided in the kit to make the projects, or use the supplies as a starting point to let your creativity run wild (as we have!) Hop along with us, as we will share alternate ideas on how we used the February Paper Pumpkin Kit: Summer Nights.

 

This month's kit made 9 postcard style cards, 3 each of 3 designs, AND 9 cute little tealight bags! Here are the cards as designed:



I took one of the tealight bags, and cut the front off of it, so I could use the "burst" as a template. I then sponged a variety of colors on the front of a white gift back using sponge daubers, so it would look like fireworks going off. 


I cut one of the postcards down to make a tag, and then added the tissue paper from the Paper Pumpkin kit wrapping for inside the gift bag. I like how it turned out! It will be a fun gift bag to fill for my friend with a summer birthday!


Glad you could join us, and hope you have been inspired to get your kit out and create. Click on the pumpkin below and hop on over to Tricia's blog to see what fun she has created to share with you!

 

It would be awesome if you leave a comment on our projects along the way!! 


Until next time...Happy Craftin'!


It's time to celebrate the everyday champions in your life! Join us and use the August Paper Pumpkin kit to show appreciation for the "World's Greatest" at making our lives better!


Click here to subscribe with me, if you don't have a demonstrator!