Bonus Coupons

Hi, Guys!!!

Happy Thursday!!!  I just wanted to post a quick reminder about the Bonus Coupons you guys may have earned in July.  If you have any coupons you must redeem them by 11:50 MT tonight.  If you do not redeem them you will lose them.  You can head over to my shop here and cash them in now.

I also picked a winner (actually 2) from the Birthday giveaway I was doing.  I had a total of 4 entries on all my social media sites.  Wow, I can not believe how many people do not enter.  I think people think there is a catch to a giveaway.  Maybe some people do that but my giveaways there is no catch at all.  I only hope you enter and you win and you enjoy.  I love stamping and crafting and I want to share that love with as many people as I can.  I have done quite a few giveaways since I started less than a year ago and they do not do well.

Tomorow is the release of the new holiday catalog.  I am so excited, there are some really awesome items in the catalog.  If you would like me to send you one please fill out your contact info here and I will get one in the mail to you.

We just came back from camping and I exhausted but we had a blast on our last camping trip.  I will post pictures in my next post I just wanted to get a quick reminder up about those bonus coupons.

Happy Thursday!!!

Bonus Coupons

Hi, Guys!!!

Happy Sunday!!!  How was your weekend? Did you guys do anything fun?  I was getting ready for camping all weekend. We are finally camping today. Our last camping trip of the summer. Summer went by too quickly and here in NY our weather was not too summer like at all.  It’s been pretty cool these past few days too. The weather is really getting me in the mood for fall. Right this minute I am sitting in front of the fire and it’s a perfect fall like evening. 

It is so nice and this will be my nightly thing for the next 4 nights. I wish I could relax by the fire every night!  How about you guys?  Who enjoys a fire? 

I also wanted to remind everyone to use up your August coupons. Don’t lose out!!  

Have you used yours yet?  What did you guys get?  Have you checked out the clearance rack?  You can get a lot of cheap stuff there and use your coupons too. 

Well I hope you guys enjoy the rest of your night. I hope everyone gets some time to be crafty this week too!!  

Happy Sunday!!!

5 Minute Friday

Hi, Guys!!!

Happy Friday!!  Yay, the weekend is here!  What are your plans?  I know some kids are already back in school but a lot of the kids here in NY go back the first week of September (13 more days but who’s counting lol).  We have been so busy and we leave Sunday for out last Camping trip of the summer.  We can not wait, it is our favorite spot and we will be there for 4 days this year.  I don’t know who active I will be on my social media sites over the next week but I will try.  My goal was to get a bunch of stuffed scheduled for all next week but that did not happen.  I don’t know how people do things with more than 2 children!  I swear it feels like I have way more than 2 kids (well I guess I can count my husband as another kid right?)

I have not been as crafty as I would like to be as of late.  I have a bunch of stuff that I was able to preorder from the new Holiday Catalog.  Oh, my goodness everything in the Holiday catalog is awesome.  Would you like a new catalog mailed to you?  Just click here and fill out your mailing address and I will get one right out to you (only applicable in the US).

So I love the new 5-minute Fridays I started doing a couple weeks ago.  What do you guys think?  I love the challenge to create something and make the video 5 minutes long.  Here are the cards I made today using the Sheltering Tree Stamp Set and Tabs for Everything Set.

These cards were so simple and I love how they turned out.  I actually got this idea from a show I was watching on HGTV.  I don’t remember what it was but a designer was doing a floor with this pattern.  It was all one color and they left a big circle in the middle.  You never know where inspiration will strike lol.  Here is the video I made I hope you guys enjoy!!

Happy Friday!!!


Birthday Giveaway

Hi, Guys!!!

Happy Sunday!!!  I hope everyone had a great weekend!  What did you guys do?  Summer is winding down are you guys trying to get the last bit of summer in?  Oh my goodness my weekend was so busy and I am so exhausted but it was such a great weekend.  As you guys know if you are following me I saw Bon Jovi in concert on Friday night.  I went with my best friend who had Bon Jovi on her bucket-list, and i did not mind helping her check this one off her list.  He was about 2 hours away from home and we decided to get a hotel room and stay the night so we didn’t have to drive while we were exhausted.  Glad we did because he ended up 2 hours late because of bad weather in NJ.  We ended up getting back to our hotel which was only 10 minutes away at 1:15 am.  It’s so funny as you get older the choices and things you do differently when you were in your 20’s or even 30’s.  Here are some pictures of the concert.

We were about 30 rows from the stage so we had a great view except I am short so I could not see him too well.  I would get a clear view and then some one in front of me would dance or move and that was that.  The area did not slope downward so it was hard to see him.  Here is a little clip of him.

Saturday we had a party to go to so we were not home most of the day and then today we went to a Water Park with the kids.  It was about an hour away and spent the whole day there and got home about 2 hours ago.  Here are some pictures of the kids enjoying the day.

So my birthday is coming up soon.  It is actually this Saturday, so I am doing my final giveaway in celebration of my birthday.  I am so excited with this give a way!!!  I am giving a way a July 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit!!!  I cant wait to give this away to one of my lucky followers!!  Click here to learn more about what Paper Pumpkin is all about.  Here is a picture of what July’s Kit looks like.

To enter for a chance to win just leave a comment on this post and if you have not signed up for my newsletter yet and if you do you will have a total of 3 chances to win.  Just leave in the comment that you signed up for my newsletter.  I will pick a winner before the end of August.  Good luck everyone and please share this with every one you know.

Happy Sunday!!!!

Pull Tab Card

Hi, Guys!!

Happy Thursday!!!!  I hope everyone had a great day today!  I am getting ready to see Bon Jovi tomorrow and I am so excited. I wanted to get a video done because I have a busy weekend ahead. So I was able to make an interactive card and it was super easy to make. Here is a picture

I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set to create this. I love that I used this set to create a masculine card. With all the flowers this has it was fun to try to create a masculine card.

I also love that this is an interactive card. It was a quick card too. I made a video showing you how to make it.   Here is the video

Happy Thursday!!!!!!

Coffee Cups Framelits Dies
                               Order #143745

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Bundle
                             Order #145301

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
                       Order #133324

Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad
                               Order #126965

Night Of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad
                               Order #126970

Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad
                                Order #131173

Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
                               Order #100730

Cajun Craze 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
                                Order #119684

Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper
                                   Order #144125

Foam Adhesive Strips
                             Order #141825

Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets
                             Order #144106

Snail Adhesive
                               Order #104332

Crumb Cake 3/8″ Classic Weave Ribbon
                              Order #144162

Newsletter Giveaway!

Hi, Guys!!

Happy Monday!!  I hope everyone was able to enjoy their day today.  My boys and I went for a 2-mile walk and stopped by our local farmers market.  It is every Monday from late spring to late fall.  They love the freshly squeezed lemonades.  They have a variety of flavors too.  I love the fudge and candy lady that sets up every Monday.  So good.  Do you guys like going to your local farmer’s markets.

What do you guys think of those??  They are so cute, aren’t they?  They are 3 by 3 note cards.  I am giving a set of 5 of these to the next 10 people who sign up to receive my monthly newsletter.  Once I receive the confirmation that you signed up I will contact you for your address and I can only mail to a US address.  You also will receive envelopes with your cute note cards.  My newsletter sign up is on my Home page you can click here to sign up.  Please check your junk folders or promotions folders if you do not see it in your in box.

Thank you to everyone who signs up and for all the support!!!

Happy Monday!!!!

New Weekly Special

Hi, Guys!!!
I want to update you guys with the new weekly special in celebration of my birthday month.  If you guys spend $25 in my shop (shop here) and use the current host code 2VNBWAWD you will get the embossing buddy free from me.

Embossing Buddy
                      Order #103083

Don’t forget to leave your contact info so I can place that in the mail to you.  This is only for US residents.  I can not mail outside the US.

Thank you, guys!!!!

New Holiday Catalog

Hi, Guys!!

Happy Sunday!!  How was your weekend?  Mine was great!!  It was a busy Saturday and today was pretty mellow.  We went to the zoo about an hour away from our house.  It is a good size zoo and has lots of animals to see.  I went with my brother and sister in-law and my niece and nephew.  My nephew is 5 and my niece is 21 months old.  My boys just adore their little cousins and they had a great time together.

These are just a few of the pictures I took.  The weather was cool and nice for walking around the zoo and after we ended up visiting a local mall and took the kids to an arcade.  They all love video games.  I was exhausted by the time we got home around 7 pm.

So today I spent some time in my craft room.  Being a Demonstrator I was able to pre- order from the new holiday catalog coming available to you guys to order from on September 1.  We were able to order starting August 1 and we were able to view the catalog a few days prior to this date so I had my first list of what I wanted to order all ready.  I put my order in on the first and I received my order this past Friday.  I live on the east coast so it will take a week for me to receive my order from when it is shipped unless I pay extra for shipping.  Which I have paid extra so my customers could get their hands on products the first day they are released to them.  Here is a picture of my order.

I can not show you any pages from the catalog except for the front cover.  There are so many great products in the new catalog.  You guys are going to love them.  I played with one called Painted Harvest.  I was so excited to see this one it has my favorite flower and it is a beautiful set.  Look at these cards I made using this set.

Dont you just love these.  They stamp and look like they were painted on your projects.  So pretty.  I used so many different colors on the flowers.  My favorite color combo was Crushed Curry for the bottom stamp and Tangerine Tango for the top of the the flower and the center Crumb Cake.  These colors are so perfect for the color of the sunflower.

The card with the single flower on it is a 3 by 3 inch card.  The holiday catalog has 3 by 3 envelopes you can buy.  I am going to make a bunch of these size cards and give them as gifts.  They will make nice tags for gifts or nice for a quick little note.  Let me know what you think of this set?  Are you excited to purchase this one?

Happy Sunday!!!


5 Minute Friday

Hi, Guys!!!

Happy Friday!!  How was everyone’s day today?  I hope everyone had a fantastic day.  I spent the morning grocery shopping and then my boys helped me clean the house.  They are pretty good about helping me if I ask but usually, they do not volunteer to clean on their own.  lol

Another Demo and I were brainstorming a few days ago and we came up with some challenges for our fellow Demos.  We thought we could have them do a video on Thursday called 3 minute Thursdays and on Friday a Five-minute video.  They just create a card or what ever they want with in a 3-minute video.  They can edit the video and speed things up too.  We are trying to help them get their feet wet in the video making department.  The Demo I was working with did a video for Thursday and I did the Five minute Friday video.  Here is the card I created

I used the Card Front Builders Thinlit Dies and the stamp set Glamper Greetings.  That was one of the first stamp sets I received in my Stampin’ Up! Demo Kit.  I love this stamp set so much and have used it a lot.  I knew when the Card Front Builders Thinlit Dies came out I had to have them and use them with this stamp set.  So I used Daffodil Delight as the card base which is an A2 card (4 1/4 by 11 and fold in half) and Basic Gray cardstock measured at 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 for the front.  I used Snail Adhesive to glue the Basic Gray cardstock on the Daffodil Delight card base.  I cut the trees out with Tranquil Tide cardstock and stamped out the camper and sentiment on Whisper White cardstock.  I fussy cut the camper (used scissors).   I colored the camper with the Stampin’ Up markers.  I used Island Indigo, Pool Party, Soft Sky, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate, and Basic Gray.  I also used the Stampin’ Up! fine tip glue pen and filled in some of the stars and moon and then sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds glitter over them.  I glued the trees to the front of the card using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  I used Stampin’ Dimensionals on the camper and I cut the sentiment out with the Classic Label Punch.  I glued that down with snail adhesive.  That was all it took to make this card.  It is a very simple one to make.  Here is the video I made and I think I am going to continue to do a 5 Minute Friday each Friday.  What do you guys think of that?

Happy Friday!!!


 Card Front Builder Thinlit Dies
        Order number 144674

                      Classic Label Punch
                         Order #141491

      Glamper Greetings Photopolymer Stamp Set
                                Order #142202

                         Many Marvelous Markers
                                 Order #131264

         Daffodil Delight 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
                           Order #119683

           Tranquil Tide 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
                            Order #144246

     Whisper White 8-1/2″ x  11″ Cardstock
                          Order #100730

               Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
                               Order #140931

                          Fine-Tip Glue Pen
                           Order #138309

     Dazzling Diamonds Stampin’ Glitter
                        Order #133751

                         Snail Adhesive
                        Order #104332

                    Stampin’ Dimensionals
                           Order #104430


                  Multipurpose Liquid Glue
                          Order #110755

Glossy Paper

Hi, Guys!!

Happy Wednesday!  I hope everyone enjoyed their day!  It was a pretty quiet day here.  We had beautiful weather and the kids wanted to go in the pool.  The temperature was 70 degrees so I didn’t dare go in.  The kids didn’t care but they didn’t stay in too long lol.  I sat on the deck and watched them play.  I love to hear them giggle and splash.  I could listen to that sound all day.

We ended up getting school supplies yesterday.  That is so stressful shopping for their supplies.  One is going into 4th grade and one is going into 8th grade.  Binders, and notebooks and folders and all kinds of stuff.  My youngest needed color specific notebooks and folders and my oldest needs a graphing calculator this year.  The cheapest I can get the recommended one is $86.  Yikes.  We are shopping for clothes next week and I am sure that will be just as much fun shopping for them.

I was able to make a card tonight.  Don’t you love it?  I stamped the rose on the Glossy Paper from Stampin’ Up!  Have you tried the glossy paper?  Oh my goodness, it is so awesome and it works great to water color on.  So easy.

I used Melon Mambo for the A2 card base.  A2 size is 4 1/4 by 5 1/2.  If you cut your 8 1/2 by 11 Card stock in half you will get two A2 card bases.  I cut the glossy card stock at 4 by 5 1/4.  I used the Rose Wonder Stamp Set for this card.  I stamped the large rose on the glossy card stock with Versamark.  I then used white emboss powder and heated it.  I used an aqua painter with Rose Red Ink and Garden Green Ink.  If you squeeze the ink pads while closed they will put some ink on the bottom of the tray.  Then you can use that ink to color your rose.  I stamped the thank you in basic black and make sure you let the ink dry before you touch it because it will smear.  You can use your heat tool to speed the process up.  I used fast fuse adhesive because the glossy card stock is a little think and I wanted to make sure it stays put.  I left the inside blank but you could cut a piece of whisper white card stock at 4 by 5 1/4 to do a little stamping and have a white background for writing on.  The Rose Wonder set has a variety of sentiments for a bunch of occasions.

Did you guys know you can earn free Stampin’ Up! products?  All you need to do is be a host. It’s so simple.  You do not need to commit to anything.  Just contact me for a special code that you can share with all your family and friends.  If you have people buy at my store with the code you can earn Stampin rewards to use on products.  Here is some more info on this

If you have any questions at all please don’t hesitate to contact me here

Happy Wednesday!!!

          Melon Mambo 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
                           Order #115320

     8-1/2″ X 11″ Glossy White Cardstock                                           Order #144240

          Rose Wonder Photopolymer Stamp Set
                                 Order #140697

                         Embossing Buddy                                                           Order #103083

             White Stampin’ Emboss Powder
                            Order #109132

                    Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
                                Order #129053

                             Versamark Pad
                              Order #102283

              Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
                         Order #126954


               Garden Green Classic Stampin’ Pad
                                  Order #126973

                Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
                                Order #140931

                                     Aqua Painters
                                    Order #103954

                         Fuse Fast Adhesive
                            Order #129026