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September 30 ~ still time to take advantage....


  • In addition to the regular starter kit (for $99 USD, new recruits choose $125 USD worth of products) you will also receive enough cardstock pieces to make 16 cards, a pack of Rhinestone Basic Jewels, the So Much Love stamp set, and the Queen Anne’s Lace stamp set—it's never been easier to invite a few friends over and enjoy an afternoon of stamping together.
  • You'll want to include stamp pads (Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay & Coastal Cabana), adhesive and a clear block in your starter kit!  
  • This is the last day to take advantage of this fun offer so, if you like these stamp sets, it's a great way to get started!
  • More information ~ HERE! 

Project Sheet Tuesday

There are three sentiments in this stamp set, Bloom & Grow, this card shows you the second of three and the third one is 'let's celebrate you' ~ this is a stamp set that can be used for lots of different occasions!  The sentiment is embossed with Whisper White embossing powder.  The cardstock layer is one of this year's in-colors ~ Cinnamon Cider ~ perfect for the Fall weather that we are expecting at the end of the week.  Are you ready?




Beautiful Autumn Card Class

The lovely stampers in my Sunday afternoon class were all prepared to use the Stampin' Up! Blends on one of their cards in our class.  And, they did a good job!  I hope they enjoyed it (I know not everyone enjoys 'coloring' as much as I do ~ I just find it relaxing...)!  Here is the card that we created using the Blends ~

Bloom & Grow stamp set, p 116 AC

And, here are the other two cards that we created in our class ~ two of each.


Beautiful Autumn Bundle, p 46 Fall Catty

For more information on this Bundle ~ check this blog post!


Blending with Stampin' Up!

Tomorrow in my BEAUTIFUL AUTUMN CARD CLASS we will be using Stampin' Up! Blends for one of the cards (I will post it for you on Sunday).  Stampin' Up! has had Blends (alcohol based markers) for several years and they are wonderful because they create a very smooth overall color on your image.  There are two in a package ~ one dark and one light ~ and each blend has a tiny line end and a brush end for application.  Always use Memento Ink when you color with Blends as this prevents bleeding.  And, keep the lid on so that the alcohol does not evaporate.  It is also wise to purchase the COLOR LIFTER with the Blends.  This tool removes color if you are outside of the lines of your image and you can use it to create highlights and shading.  The video below is an excellent one from Stampin' Up! ~ it is all about techniques of using blends ~ you'll love it! Enjoy!  Let me know if you have questions ~ just leave a comment and I will get back to you!  



September Paper Pumpkin

What do you love most about the autumn season? Is it Halloween, with its black cats, witch hats, and jack-o-lanterns? The gratitude and yummy food of Thanksgiving? Or, is it picking the perfect pumpkin at the local patch, sipping apple cider at sunset, or snacking on handfuls of candy corn? Whatever your fall favorites may be, the Hello Pumpkin Paper Pumpkin Kit offers a way to celebrate them all!

September’s seasonal kit includes double-sided patterned paper, a multi-occasion stamp set, and a variety of dainty die-cut designs—all in a special, collectible box! Make pretty packaging for tiny treats, add flair to a traditional fall card, or decorate your home with handmade autumn accents. With this festive collection of fall-themed supplies, creating custom crafts for any autumn occasion is a piece of pumpkin pie.

Whether you’re celebrating ghosts and ghouls, a day of thanks, or the staples of the season, celebrate your way with this month’s kit! 



Everything in the PAPER PUMPKIN KIT ~


Alternative ways to use the PAPER PUMPKIN KIT ~


Sharing some fabulous handmade birthday cards!

My birthday was last week and the very best part was several days of a mailbox full of cards ~ beautiful birthday cards!  I wanted to share them yesterday but Stampin' Up! surprised all of us with an unexpected SALE so I decided to share today ~ alphabetically.  I hope you will enjoy these cards from my wonderful stamping friends ~ I feel so blessed.  Thank you to each of you.

Card by Abby Geddes ~ Boho Indigo Kit.
Agnes's card
card by Agnes Leach ~ great fold design.
Card by Barb Raliski.
Card by Dawn Duval ~ The Villages in Florida.
sunshine card by Dena Cooper.
Card from Eloise Morton ~ Peaceful Moments Bundle.
Card by Julia Hite.
Card by Kris Hoppock.
Card by Martha Armstrong.
Card by Melissa Burroughs.
Card by Melissa Ellis.
Card by Patty Pauley.
Card by Phyllis Johnson.
Card by Sally Schwaner.

24 Hour Sale Starts Today

This is an exciting time of year. Not only are we preparing for the holiday season, but Stampin' Up! has just announced their annual 24-Hour Stamp Set Sale that starts today from 12:00 AM to 11:50 PM (MT)! You will be able to take advantage of this sale with a 15% discount on select cling and photopolymer stamp sets from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog that will be available for purchase.
If you are looking to expand your stamp set collection, or just take advantage of this deal, be ready early on Wednesday because it's a fast sale. Use the SEPTEMBER HOST CODE ~ DA33M9HH ~ to be part of the Cat/Art prize drawing at the end of the month.  And, if you order from me during the 24-hour SALE I will send you a package of sparkly embellishments and 2 handmade cards!  Treat yourself or a friend to some new supplies for that craft room. There are pictures of the stamp sets below, as well as a printable flyer (pretty blue graphic) below the list ~ click on it to download the PDF. Enjoy shopping!
PS:   YOU can use this SALE along with the current special STARTER KIT to join ~ questions?  Call or test ~ 757-641-9354!

Click the graphic pdf below to download the flyer with the entire list. 

Stampin' Up! ~ Join now for more!


$125 in Product for just $99

  • 8 holiday catalogs
  • 8 annual catalogs
  • future 20% savings on all Stampin' Up! purchases
  • no obligation to 'sell' or to continue ~ it is all up to you!
  • BUT opportunity to earn an income crafting and meeting new friends
  • FREE shipping on your kit

AND - through September 30th 2 BONUS stamp sets and supplies to make 16 cards. It's a  special just for this month.  The stamp sets are QUEEN ANNE'S LACE (page 135 in the annual catalog) and SO MUCH LOVE (page 53, same catalog).  And, with the stamp sets, you receive the following card packs to party with your friends or create and send to your friends.  I would love to have you join my team of SOUTHERN STARS!  QUESTIONS?  EMAIL ME NOW!


                        Granny Apple Green card pack contents
                        8-1/2" x 5-1/2" (21.6 x 14 cm) Granny Apple Green Cardstock
                        3"x 4" (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
                        3"x 4" (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
                        3/4"x 4" (1.9 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
                        5-3/4" x 4-3/8" (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

                        Coastal Cabana card pack contents
                        2-1/4" x 3-1/2" (5.7 x 8.9 cm) Whisper White Cardstock
                        2-3/4" x 4" (7 x 10.2 cm) Daffodil Delight Cardstock
                        3" x 4" (7.6 x 10.2 cm) Bermuda Bay Cardstock
                        8-1/2 x 5-1/2" (21.6 x 14 cm) Coastal Cabana Cardstock
                        5-3/4" x 4-3/8" (14.6 x 11.1 cm) Whisper White Envelope

Christmas Craft Class for you!

Oh no, it can't be!  Yes, it can.  My first (in a series) of Christmas Card Classes was yesterday afternoon and Danielle, Cyndi, Cynise, Julie and Dixie joined me to make the cards pictured below.  We used three different BUNDLES from the Mini catalog ~ HAVE A HOOT (on page 62), SNOWFLAKE WISHES (on page 38) and COMING HOME (on page 26).

Class Cards September

I will be repeating this class on TUESDAY EVENING this week and have room in my class for two more stampers.  The class is at six on the 22nd in the Studio.  I am limiting my classes to six stampers so that everyone will be comfortable and enjoy the evening together.  If you can join us, text me at 757-461-9354 today or tomorrow before 6 PM so that I can prepare all of your stamping supplies for you.  The class is $25 or $10 with an order in class of $25.  

We will continue our Christmas Card Classes in October ~ making 2 each of 3 designs ~ October 17 and October 20!