2020 Backstage

2020 Backstage

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

PPP Blog Hop: No Matter the Weather


Welcome to the monthly Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop. We hope you are staying safe and sane. So glad we can provide some diversion from the world around us right now.

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 March Paper Pumpkin Kit: No Matter the Weather.

Here are the projects as designed:


And remember we got a FREE stamp set, so here is the kit stamp  


And here is the FREE one!! So cute!

I love this kit so much! It is wonderful by itself; I didn't really want to make alternate projects with it. So, I just used different components of the kit to make an alternate card. I did add a full size card base in Thick Whisper White, some Petal Pink ink for the flower background, a vellum flower and leaf from the Peaceful Poppies Elements Kit (151327), and some Wink of Stella. Other than that, all else came from the kit. 


That bunny is so cute, and I love the shimmer the Wink of Stella adds to the flowers:



I hope you are inspired to create an alternative project, or just complete the kit as designed, either way, you will not go wrong!!

Now, hop along with me to see what the other bloggers have created for us to enjoy, and maybe even copy! Let's go to Anastasia's blog first and see what she did!


Sunday, March 29, 2020

FREE Shipping - 48 hours only!

A Mindful Approach to Restlessness - The Mindfulness Remedy


Things are tough right now. I hope you and yours are well! 

I know some people have been home for several weeks now, and people are getting restless. I think crafting is a great way to relieve the stress and the restlessness. I don't know about you, but I can spend hours in my studio creating, too bad the hubby and pups want to eat occasionally! 

To help more people get their craft on, I am offering FREE shipping on any Stampin' Up! order from me, from now until 6:00pm PT on Tuesday, March 31st. 
To take advantage of the free shipping, PM me your order no later than 6:00pm Tuesday, March 31st. I will notify you when it arrives, and make arrangements for you to pick it up from my porch, no contact, of course. If you are outside the area, or confined to your home, message me and we will figure out together, how to make it work for you. 

Since this is the final 2 days of Sale A Bration (SAB), make sure to get your freebies! Also, the April Paper Pumpkin deadline is fast approaching. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions can earn SAB items too!

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And the Coordination items are only available until March 31st, so don't miss out on those! If you got the ladybugs, the dies will be gone. If you bought Special Someone, or Positive Thoughts stamp sets, those coordinating dies will be gone until the new catalog is released. And don't forget the Pleased as Punch Designer Series Paper that coordinates with 4, yes, 4 of our punches!!!

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Please contact me with any questions, and of course, with your orders. 

My prayer is you all are safe! Let me know if there is anything else I can do to help.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

CASE the Catty!

Our catalog is more than just that. It is also an idea book, and it is ok to CASE (Copy and Share Everything) the Catalog!! See page 23, and then check out my picture! Our son and youngest granddaughter set this frame art off beautifully!


Hope our catalog inspires you!

Until next time...Happy Craftin'!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

ICS BloG Hop: Special Someone


I am so happy that you could join us on the March Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop! 

This month, we are focusing on "One Stamp Set So Many Uses." We are taking a stamp set and making 3 different cards, showing a beginner card, a casual card and an avid card. 

I used the stamp set Special Someone. I love this stamp set and then, when Stampin' Up! released the coordinating dies, I knew I had to have them both! These cute little creatures and accessories are easy to create with. The hardest part was deciding which little guy to feature.

My first card, for the Beginner stamper, who may not have many supplies for papercrafting yet, features only stamps, ink and paper. I used Stampin' Up! note cards and envelopes, a layer of Pineapple Punch cardstock, Memento Black Ink, and Smoky Slate and Pineapple Punch inks for color. That is all! 

Can you believe how simple this card is, but also, how adorable this little guy is?!


The card for the Casual stamper, who may have purchased some items beyond stamps, ink and paper, adds some additional elements. I added the 2018-2020 In Color Designers Series Paper, the Classic Label punch and a small dot from the Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots. Here he is again, stepped up a little. Still cute as can be!


For the Avid crafter, who has everything in their arsenal to use in papercrafting, here is the final stepped up version. I used my die cutting machine, so was able to add several dies to this version. I used the Stitched Rectangles, the All Dressed Up and the Special Days dies, while still including all the other elements. He is just waiting to be sent to a special someone to say thank you!! 


I know I cannot wait to see what stamp sets the other bloggers have chosen, and what they have done with their one stamp set! So, grab a cuppa' and hop along with me to check them out. If you are inspired and see some cards you love, please leave a comment. We love getting feedback, and a little love doesn't hurt! 

I hope you enjoy the cards as you hop along. Thanks for your support! Click on the next button to see what Deb has created for you!!


Monday, March 2, 2020

IDEAS Blog Hop: Country Club Designer Series Paper




Welcome! So glad you could join us for the monthly IDEAS Blog Hop. We are a group of international demonstrators who create a monthly bundle of tutorials for our customers and team members. The March bundle theme is a fun or fancy fold card, or cards that move, pop, shake, wiggle!!

I focused on a guy card fun fold using the Country Club Designer Series Paper (DSP). I won't show you my actual project, you have to get the bundle to see those, but here is an alternate simpler fun fold card using the DSP:



The only stamping is the sentiments, and I colored those with the Stampin' Write markers so I could have multiple colors. I like how sensational pops!  What golfer wouldn't like to receive this card on their special day?!

The tutorials include current Stampin' Up! products, have color photos, supply lists, step by step instructions, and feature both imperial and metric measurements! There are over 12 fun or fancy folds projects included in this month's bundle. Would you like a copy of the instructions of all the projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me, or your participating demonstrator, to find out how to get your tutorial bundle! They are available for a very low cost or even better, for FREE! 

The tutorials include current Stampin' Up! products, have color photos, supply lists, step by step instructions, and feature both imperial and metric measurements! There are 12 fun or fancy fold projects included in this bundle. Would you like a copy of the instructions of all the projects to use for your personal use, or even to use in your classes? Contact me, or your participating demonstrator, to find out how to get your tutorial bundle! They are available for a very low cost or even better, for FREE! 

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.

Leave me a comment before you hop on over to Janey's blog to see what fancy creation she has to share with us! 



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