Autumn! Colors, Coolness, a bit of Whimsy, and Peace!

Welcome to September! Wow! I am always glued to the TV with all the specials from 9/11 every year, but this year, I had to really prepare mentally for the 20th Anniversary. Do you remember what you were doing or where you were at on that fateful day? What a day of remembrance!

That being said, this is the month of Autumn! My favorite season besides Christmas which really isn’t a nature season, but it is a season! Right? I do like Winter too! Living in San Diego, we don’t really see changing leaves to the extent of most other places. We do have some trees that change color, but I do long for the landscape everywhere to be a burst of golds, reds, oranges and greens.

There are a number of glorious papers in the July-December Mini Catalog that reflect what Autumn is all about! The Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper (#156458) is bursting with golds, deep blackberry, gold and browns. It is integrated with some gold foil elements which make it even prettier! It is part of the Blackberry Beauty Suite (#156278).

Also, check out Harvest Meadow Designer Paper (#156494) part of the Harvest Meadow Suite Collection (#156280). It bursts with Harvest, Autumn colors!

Are You looking for some inspiration?  Look no further.  Check out this Adorable Pumpkin Card.  It uses the Pretty Pumpkins bundle (156478).  I love the combination of Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Old Olive.  The water color background paired with Staz On black ink make the colors pop.  The pumpkin becomes a key focal point when placed on top of the vellum.  Add a little Blackberry Bliss ribbon and Old Olive vines to make it pop even more.  I can’t wait for you to try your hand at making this card!

I think this Autumn color wheel shows it all…it is from Country Living, but I wanted to let you all know that Stampin’ Up! has all of the colors! Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Cinnamon Cider, Crushed Curry or Bumblebee, Gray Granite, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow or Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Misty Moonlight and Basic Gray!


What exciting news! It is so cute! The newest kit in the Stampin’ Up! collection of kits is Christmas Whimsy is an adorably festive card kit with a modern design! Santa’s elves might be hard at work in the North Pole but with this all-inclusive kit, the hard work is done for you! All pieces are printed, die cut, and ready for you to craft. The simple steps of this kit are perfect for beginner crafters and kids, too! Grab a kit or two and gather around for a simple Christmas activity that everyone will enjoy. The kit contains everything you need to create eight elf-centric Christmas cards including printed card bases, die cuts, embellishments, an exclusive stamp set, a Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot, and more!

Sara Douglas, CEO of Stampin’ Up! shows you how to use the cute kit in this video: Check out more details on Page 6 of the July-December Mini Catalog, and get the kit soon, as it is only available “while supplies last!”


The new Paper Pumpkin kit is now available! September 11-October 10, Peaceful Christmas Kit is ready to be in your hands! Subscribe for 3, 6 or 12 months so you don’t miss any of the fun!

When you picture a peaceful Christmas, what comes to mind? Do you see snow outside your window, softly swirling through the sky? A tree trimmed with tinsel, a fire crackling nearby? Maybe you’re dreaming of decorating a holly jolly gingerbread house. Can you catch a whiff of Christmas cookies wafting through the air?

Whatever it is you think about when Christmas comes to town, picture a peaceful Christmas with the Peaceful Christmas Paper Pumpkin Kit! This glimmering and gleaming kit is your creative kickstart to Christmas cardmaking. With sprinkles of snow, shimmering silver skies, and heartwarming holiday wishes, you’ll have enough elements and embellishments to create 10 Christmas cards and coordinating envelopes.

Speaking of coordination, make even more Christmas magic with Peaceful Place products! Our stunning Peaceful Place Suite Collection (item 156277) pairs perfectly with the kit’s components. Brew a cup of cocoa, snuggle up with a soft blanket, and prepare for a cozy craft night in! Here is a link to get you started!

Well, more coming in October! Catch me in a costume! Ha! Until then…

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Pumpkins, Fall Leaves and fun!

Well, well, September is almost upon us. What a quick year and I am finding that every day goes so quickly! So, I wanted to touch base for a few updates on some things and keep you all up to date!

First, let’s visit the Paper Pumpkin for September! It looks like a warm, cozy autumn has hit the box! Even the name sounds oh so fallish!

Hay, there (ha, get it?)! Experience everything the autumn season has to offer with the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit! This month’s kit includes enough supplies to create 12 treat boxes—4 each of 3 designs. That means you can take your pick of apple, pumpkins, or jack-o-lantern treat boxes! Plus, the Paper Pumpkin box is designed to easily transform into a vintage wheelbarrow for you to display your harvest!

Whether you’re thinking about crisp red apples or you’re ready to carve some spooky jack-o-lanterns (or both!), the Haunts & Harvest Paper Pumpkin Kit—designed in a vivid fall palette—is a hands-on crafting experience for all autumn lovers!

Sign Up before September 10th to receive this awesome Paper Pumpkin kit. Better yet, sign up for a 3, 6 or 12 month subscription so you won’t miss a thing! Click here to sign up…

Sale-A-Bration continues through September 30th. It is such a great way to earn free product for your purchases. For every $50.00 spent, you qualify for a free item. The more you purchase – $50 or $100, there are products you can get free. Your order can be from the July-December (actually this year it will go to January 3, 2022) Mini Catalog or the Annual Catalog. Don’t forget about the Annual Catalog! It has a boat load of great projects, stamps, dies and more!

Stampin’ Up has a unique program called the Bundle Focus Program. Every month, they give the demonstrators tools to use to share these bundles. Videos, samples, etc. to share with our customers. I am starting to feature these also. The first one I will be featuring is the Evergreen Elegance Bundle (page 91 in the Annual Catalog). Here is the video of a couple of the projects they have made for this lovely bundle. . So join me in trying out this bundle. I will be getting an online class together in October.

Last Sunday I held my Sunday Craftin’ Gal’s Gathering and I challenged my gals. Sharon Armstrong had a demo of using the ink refills with lots of water and making pumpkins out of the various colors! I loved the way hers turned out so I definitely wanted to try the technique. It was a bit intimidating at first, but we all ended up having a grand time and amazed at how unique and beautiful each persons came out! I want to do a HUGE shout out to Sharon for the fabulous idea. We basically CASE’d her card to the tee, except of course for the various colors in each of the pumpkins. This was my sample card. The white marks are the reflection as the pumpkins are embossed with clear embossing powder and they really take on a beautiful life. I used Pretty Pumpkins Bundle for this card. For more details visit my Stampin’ Up! site.

Next I had them dry embossing on vellum for a Christmas card CASE’d from Diana Langman of My Stamp Nook. Her original was done with a subtle crumb cake, but I fell in love with the idea of the card. So, we had fun making my version of the card.

I am loving the unique color of pink for Christmas. Very soft and feminine. For this project I used Merriest Moments Bundle, and the Poinsettia Dies. See my site on Stampin’ Up! for more info.

Well, that is all for today. I am working at adding this blog or a similar type thing to the Demonstrator Business Web Site so you can all keep up with my projects. Visit my site : Thanks for visiting my blog today. Until next time…

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New Mini Catalog Items Now Available!

As you know, with the new Mini Catalog (July-Dec) came some shipping delays, so the catalog launch was delayed. Also, some particular items were delayed, but Stampin’ Up! just posted today that the following items are now available!

We’re happy to announce that the following products are in stock and available for purchase.


I know I was anxiously awaiting these products…Yay, we are doing some stamping soon with these products. Be sure to get them in my shop.

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