Painted Harvest Birthday Card

This is the third of my October class cards.  I really love the versatility of the Painted Harvest stamp set and the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper (one of the papers available in the Buy 3, Get 1 Free sale which ends on October 31.


This card is perfect for all those late summer/early fall birthdays!  Want all the details and printable instructions?  Check them out here

My Christmas Stamp-a-Stack is tomorrow.  Wish you could be there!  It's going to be so much fun!  I'll be sharing those cards with you in the next few days.


Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Paper

Merry Patterns exclusive Host Stamp Set--Place an order of $300 or more and receive this stamp set absolutely free in addition to your stampin' rewards!


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1-5--TAGS, BAGS & MORE--We'll be preparing for Christmas by making gift tags, stamping some gift bags, and making money/giftcard holders.  Cost is $30 or FREE with a $40 order.  Please reserve your place by November 16.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1-5--We'll continue the preparations for Christmas by making some holiday gifts!  We'll be stamping on candles and coasters and making some other gifts.  Cost is $35 or FREE with a $45 order.  I need your reservations by December 6 to make sure I have enough products for you.

SUNDAY, JANUARY 14, 1-5--Regular card class making 6 cards of 3 designs featuring new stamp sets in the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs.  Cost is $25 or FREE with a $35 order.  Please let me know if you will be coming by January 10.

NEW HOST CODE-  Please use if your order is below $150 and you'll be entered to win host prizes for that month!



Happy Stamping!



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Carols of Christmas Eclipse Card

Here is the second of the cards we made at my October class.  I wanted to get in on the eclipse card idea that is sweeping Facebook.


Here is a side view


And the inside using the Card Front Builder Dies


Want instructions and all the details?  Click here.  There are many ways to create these eclipse cards--I used the method of multiple die cuts glued together to raise them up but many lift up the letters using foam strips.  Whatever works best for you is fine.

Now for my class I changed things up a bit as I didn't really like the way the card front turned out.  I moved the sentiment to the middle and bracketed it by the holly and berries.  I like the symmetry much better.

Current Promotions:

The Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer paper sale.  This runs until the end of the month so you have just 2 weeks left to take advantage of this sale.  Shop at


The Merry Patterns Stamp Set.  Grab some friends, add your purchases together and get this exclusive host set with a $300 order.  Or simply place your own order for $300 and you'll receive this stamp set FREE as well as receiving the Stampin' Rewards for your order.  Nothing else to do--it will be added to your order automatically!



Upcoming Events:

Saturday, October 28, 11-6 Christmas Stamp-a-Stack.  For $40 you'll be making 15 cards of 3-5 designs.  OR get the class for FREE with a $60 order!  Learn some fun techniques!  Let me do all the prep work and clean-up!  Get a great start on your Christmas cards!  Please RSVP by October 25.

Sunday, November 19, 1-5 Tags, Bags and More.  Cost is $30 or FREE with $40 purchase.  We'll be making Christmas gift tags, stamping some gift bags, and making giftcard/money holders.  RSVP by November 16 please.

Sunday, December 10, 1-5 Gifts Galore!  At a cost of $35 or FREE with a $45 purchase, we be stamping on candles, making coasters, and more items suitable for gift giving.  I will need your reservation no later than December 6 so that I can purchase the supplies needed.

As always, all events are held in my craft room down the driveway at 208 Arrowfeather Dr.  and if you bring someone new you'll both receive gifts from me.


Placing an order?  If it's under $150, please use my current host code (even though it says it ends October 21, I am running this until the 28th).  You'll then be entered to win host prizes from me.



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Quilt Builder Die Birthday Card

Yesterday I held my October class where we created 3 different cards.  The first card we made is the Quilt Builder Birthday Card.  (I'd like to thank Dawn Thomas for her inspiration for this card).


This was a really fun card to make.  Another plus is that you cut out 3 different "quilts" so you can mix them up and make 2 additional cards!  It looks difficult but it's really not--it's like doing a jigsaw puzzle!

Want all the details and printable instructions?  Click here

Don't forget about these promotions ongoing now until the end of the month:





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Coordinating Paper Pumpkin Kits

Today is the last day to sign up for Paper Pumpkin if you want to get the coordinating October and November kits!  These are Christmas kits (but Stampin' Up! says they can be used for other events if you don't celebrate Christmas).  And although they coordinate, they do stand alone.  Subscribe by 11:50 PM MT today if you want to get the October kit!  Get yours by clicking on the Monthly Kit tab above or using this link.



One of the perks of subscribing is access to all available past kits.  And there are loads of alternative ideas available on Pinterest or Facebook if you don't like what the kit directs you to make.

You can also purchase kits through my online store.  By purchasing 6 months or 12 months at a time, you also save on the cost of the kits!  Shop at to purchase prepaid kits.  Stampin' Up! will send you an activation code when you purchase prepaid kits.  You will then have to go to to activate your account.  Make sure you do it immediately so that you can get the kit currently being sent out.  The cut off date every month is the 10th so make sure you activate by the 10th!  And if you have any problems, don't hesitate to contact me for assistance!  You can email me at  and I will be happy to help you out!

Upcoming Classes and Events



Sunday, October 15, 2-6 pm Card Class -- Join me as we make 6 cards of 3 different designs.  The cost is $25 or FREE with a $30 order.  Bring someone new and you'll both receive free gifts from me!  RSVP by October 12.


Saturday, October 28, 11-6 Christmas Stamp-a-Stack--Get a head start on your Christmas cards!  Make 15 cards of either 3 designs or all one design.  The cost is $45 or FREE with a $60 order.  You can add an additional 10 cards of one design for $20 more or a $75 order.  Bring someone new and receive a free gift from me.  Please let me know if you want to do a selection of cards or just one design so that I can have enough cut out for you!  RSVP by October 25.

You can RSVP by emailing me at

All classes are held in my craft room down the driveway on the left.  When you RSVP, I'll give you the address and directions.

World Card Making Day Specials End

Tomorrow is the last day of the World Card Making Day Specials.  You have until 11:50 PM MT to place your order to take advantage of these specials.  The notecards make sending cards so easy.  And who doesn't love saving 15% on stamps???


You'll notice that the Fast Fuse is no longer an option.  Stampin' Up! said they sold over 2 years worth  in just 4 days and was selling out of the product.  Once more comes back into the warehouse, they are going to have a 5-day sale of this product so you will still be able to take advantage of this sale.  Fast Fuse is my go-to adhesive these days (it holds so much better than snail in the heat and humidity here in the south!)

And perhaps you have or haven't noticed that the Buy 3, Get 1 Free Sale on Designer Series Paper (DSP) Sale that runs this entire month features paper that coordinates with these stamps!


I love how Stampin' Up! coordinates everything!

Perks of Being a Demonstrator

Wonder about becoming a demonstrator?  Wondering just what we do and what you'd have to do?  I'd like to explore some of those with you!



1. Your Starter kit!  YOU get to choose what goes in your starter kit.  So for $99 (plus tax, shipping is free) you get to choose $125 worth of products.  Stampin' Up! will also add a free Paper Pumpkin kit and all sorts of business materials (to include catalogs to get you started).  It's a great deal!

2.  You get a 20+% discount!  Yes, you get a 20% discount on all your orders and all orders that anyone else might place with you!  Once you've reached a certain amount in sales, you'll promote and earn 25%.  So if you just want to get that discount for yourself, or if you want to make this a business, it's a great perk!

3.  You get catalogs early and get to order items from the new catalogs before everyone else.  And when Stampin' Up! releases new items, you get to order them first!  (Right now there is a new release of alcohol markers that Stampin' Up! is coming out with and you can order them right now.  You can order them in your starter kit or you can add them to a second order (and save that 20%).  This new release ends the 15th of October so if you are interested in this, don't delay.


4.  You are eligible to attend special Stampin' Up! events held throughout the year.  This November I am headed to Salt Lake City to attend a 3-day event called OnStage.  There we'll be introduced to the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs that will be coming out in January (you would be able to order items from these during December).  We'll get to stamp and try out some of the new products.  And those who attend these events in person (there will be videos of the event available later) get to preorder items that other demonstrators do not get to order!

5.  You'll make some wonderful new stamping friends!  I have met some truly wonderful people from all over the world that I would never have met otherwise.

6.  You'll have the opportunity to turn this into a business if you want.  Whether you just want to make some extra spending money, make this a full-time job, or a way to stay home with your kids, this can work for you!

7.  Opportunities to earn incentive trips!  Last year Stampin' Up! took those who earned the trip (all expenses paid for two!) on a Mediterranean cruise and this year they went to Thailand.  Next year is an Alaska cruise--I so wanted to make this trip but didn't :(.  And the trip to be earned this coming Stampin' Up! year (October to September 30) is a cruise of the Greek Isles. I am going to be actively working to earn this trip!


Now, I guess you want to know--What's the catch?  Well, there really isn't one.  You do need to have qualifying sales of $300 each quarter (if you were doing all your own purchasing, that would be $240 after your discount).  When you join you have an entire quarter to make that minimum.  So if you joined now, you would have until the end of March to meet that.  With all the new stuff coming out between now and then, that should be easy peasy!  And if you decide you can't do that and want to quit, there is no obligation.  You would still have the deal of your starter kit and no other requirement.  

There are no requirements to hold classes or have parties.  Want to do that?  Great, you can do whatever you want! You can make videos or not.  Truly, you can do whatever you want to do as a demonstrator.  

I would love to have you join my team!  I have demonstrators on my team from all over the US--we have a Facebook group to chat and work together.  We provide a lot of support to each other.  And my upline is wonderfully supportive.  

Stampin' Up!'s Statement of the heart:


To join or to get more information you can click on "Starter Kit" at the top of this page or follow this link and Join the Fun!

Exciting New Promotions

The month of October is full of promotions and ways for you to save money!  

To celebrate World Card Making Day on October 7, Stampin' Up! is offering 15% off many stamp sets.  This sale runs from October 1 - October 10.



I love my Fast Fuse so getting 2 free refills works great for me!


The next great promotion runs the entire month of October and is for Designer Series Paper!  All those pretty papers!  Selected ones are Buy any 3 and get the next one FREE!


The quality of this paper is absolutely superb!  Nice, double-sided 12 x 12 papers as well as several 6 x 6 paper stacks that are also double-sided.  Everything color-coordinates with Stampin' Up!'s cardstock, inks, and embellishments.  Don't miss out on all these great deals!


Use the host code on orders below $150 and be entered to win special gifts from me


Saturday, October 28, from 11am - 6pm.  We'll be making 15 Christmas cards of 3-5 designs plus a 3-D gift at a cost of $40 or FREE with a $60 order.  Don't celebrate Christmas?  Turn them into birthday or other cards--I'll have other sentiments available to use.  You can come at any time during the 7 hours but please make sure you give yourself enough time to make all your cards.  I need RSVP's by October 25.  Bring someone new and you'll both receive gifts from my gift basket.