Friday, October 6, 2017

Let the Sales Begin with Stampin' Up!

Let the Sales Begin!

Let the Sales Begin!


As the weather turns chilly, and the leaves start to drop, I start to retreat to my crafts, and I am always excited about getting something new to play around with.  Check out the latest sales and offers from Stampin’ Up!  
Let’s face it – Who doesn’t love Designer Series Paper and who doesn’t love an incredible Sale. Back by popular demand is Stampin’ Up!’s Designer Series Paper Sale. Buy three packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during the month of October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs, including select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!




 Who isn't inspired to create when they have new stamps to play with. Now is the time to get those new stamps you've been waiting for. 

Here are the product numbers, in list form:


Hey, Paper Pumpkin Fans – to give you more of what you love, during October and November Stampin’ Up! is offering two straight months of perfectly coordinated Christmas cardmaking and gifting projects. Two coordinating kits means you will have everything you need to complete unique holiday cards and gifts, getting that handmade holiday touch without the fuss.

  • Remember, the October and November kits coordinate but they also stand alone. You DO NOT need both kits to create a complete project.
  • To receive October’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on October 10.
  • To receive November’s kit, you must subscribe at paperpumpkin.com by 11:50 PM (MT) on November 10.
Watch for my class schedule for fall....coming soon!


I am sorry for the delay in getting this information to you in a timely manner. My computer died, and I had difficulty getting things done on my new computer, but I am learning. 

Mary Alice  

Wednesday, September 6, 2017




Hello Friends,

I do not want to think about summer being just about over, but I have to get excited about fall and winter right around the corner when it's time for Stampin' Up's NEW Holiday Catalog release.  Check out the fun video to get a sneak peak at what we have to offer, then shop with me here

If you have not received a catalog, and would like one, let me know.

But, there is something else I have to tell you about that's not in the catalog. There is a special stamp set available only to hosts. It is yours FREE with a qualifying order of $300 or more. It will be automatically added to your order, in addition to the other Stampin Rewards you have earned. So, place your own order, gather orders from friends, or host a workshop, and earn this wonderful stamp set FREE.





You can come and check out some of the fun new products at my upcoming Fun Fall Card Class on Monday, September 18 at 9:30 am or 6:30 pm. You can get more information and register HERE. Come join the fun and make 4 beautiful fall theme cards.

Mary Alice


Friday, August 4, 2017


STILL TIME TO JOIN US! 


You are invited to a CARD FREE-FOR-ALL

Sunday, August 6 3:00-7:00 or
Tuesday, August 8 12:00-7:00


Come for a Card Free-For-All and see and try some fun new products from our New Annual Stampin' Up! Catalog.  I will have 4 fun and fast, fabulous cards for you to make, all at NO COST!  How fun is that?  I just want you to come, relax, and have fun playing around with some new stamps and products, and to see some of the marvelous things I have been making, and the ideas I have for some up coming classes.  It's your opportunity to get your fingers inky, and have a little fun.  Life has been busy, and it's been a while since I've held stamp classes, so I wanted an opportunity to invite you back to stamping with me.  If you'd like to bring a friend, the more the merrier!  I love meeting new people.  I'll have some wonderful refreshments, and you can stop by any time during the open house hours and stay as little or long as you'd like.  Take your time, make some cards, and visit with me.  All I ask is that you RSVP in advance, so that I know how many people will be coming, and if you can give me an idea which day you are coming so I can have cards prepared for you to make.  Looking forward to seeing you again for this FUN and FREE event.  RSVP HERE or drop me an email.


STAMPIN' UP'S EARLY RELEASE FROM NEW HOLIDAY CATALOG
AVAILABLE NOW


Order HERE and you can be making your beautiful Christmas cards soon.







Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Sunny and bright forcast for Oh So Eclectic



 I have been having a busy summer, and I really haven't done much crafting.  My husband and I took a 3 1/2 week road trip driving from Minnesota west to Seattle, Washington with stops in Black Hills in South Dakota, Devil's Tower in Wyoming, Yellowstone Nat'l Park, then to Spokane for 5 days to visit family. We continued west to Mt. Rainier, Olympic Nat'l Park, then to Seattle for another visit with family.  We drove south through the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon, to Salt Lake City, and on to Arches Nat'l Park, headed up into Colorado and headed toward Denver before heading back to Minnesota across Nebraska and Iowa.  Over 5,000 miles driven, thousands of photos taken, and millions of memories made.  It has been so many years since we've taken a trip like that, and a first without children.  Came home exhausted, and all I could think of was how much I missed crafting.  I did quite a bit of knitting on the trip, which is a change for me.  

Surprising to me that I just didn't head right into the craft room when I got home, as I had new products just waiting to be played with and a list of more things that I wanted to order when I got home.   I packed up my craft supplies and headed for the camper the next weekend for some fun, relaxing time, and I was intent on creating cards.  Three days, and all I made was one card.  I kept pulling out paper, and looking at stamp sets, and nothing seemed right.  I'd lost my crafting mojo.  
Another week went by, and I received my order with new products, and I was determined to make some cards. Today was the day!  I went to my list of card challenges and looked for my inspiration.  Started with Create with Connie and Mary Challenge 468  and they had a fun layout.  I knew right away that I would use the Oh So Eclectic Stamps and the Eclectic Layer Thinlets.  I knew just which designer paper was perfect for my plan.  I was on a roll.  Birthday cards is what I need to make this week.  I have two I need to mail tomorrow for next week.  SUO Challenge #180 is looking for birthday cards this week too.  I used the Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge at the Paper Players to tie it all together, and I think I scored on this one.  I think I got my mojo back.  I'll have to tell them over at As You See It Challenge too.  I usually start with a sketch to inspire me first.  
And the creativity just kept flowing.  I was up past midnight creating and blogging tonight.  Come back again tomorrow to see what else I made.  

Mary Alice 

I WOULD LOVE TO BE YOUR STAMPIN' UP! DEMONSTRATOR
If you are in the United States and need a demonstrator, then you can order your supplies in my online store HERE.



Monday, June 12, 2017

Woohoo Celebration Time


I have another card to share today using Celebration Time and the wonderful Celebration Framelits.  This fast and fun card was a breeze to make with just a few easy stamps on the tag.  The Bundle of Love DSP has a funky print that gives this card a fun flair.  
I used the colors from the CAS Colours & Sketches Challenge #226, and the layout from Freshly Made Sketches #291, and the cute patterned paper will make it eligible for the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #175.  
Hope you enjoy my card, and come back soon so you can see some more cards and other new products. 

Mary Alice 


Sunday, June 11, 2017

Celebration Time for my weekend stamping




It's so much fun to have new stamps and framelits to play with, especially this weekend.  I went up to our camper in Wisconsin for the weekend, and it was so hot and sticky on Friday and Saturday.  I was glad on Saturday when the family all decided to go to the flea market, and I could stay behind, in the air conditioned trailer and stamp.  I popped Momma Mia into the DVD player and stamped away.  (Can you say Glamping?)  What a great way to spend the afternoon.  
I pulled out my new Celebration Time with framelits and started to create.  First thing I do is punch out all the framelits to see what they do, and then start creating.  For this card I wanted to keep it clean and simple and just feature one of the cute tags with the set.
I chose a simple layout from CAS(E) this sketch #225, and some fun colors from Color Throwdown #446
I wrapped up the weekend with a big storm that knocked the power out for more than 4 hours.  Thank goodness for battery backed up lights.  We did head down to the campground shelter when the storm started, but we were lucky we only had rain, and were able to go back to our trailer in no time.  Gave me several hours of stamping, so I have plenty more to show you this week.  Come back soon. 
Imagine the possibilities!

Mary Alice     




Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Window Box card



My Stampin' Up order is coming tomorrow, and I can hardly wait to play with new products, but this weekend I told myself that I had to take the time to play with some of the "new" things that I bought in the past couple of months and have not used yet.  I know we all buy things that we are excited about, but the occasion to use them just has not come up yet.  This was one of those things.  I bought the Window Box Thinlets, and they have waited patiently for the occasion that I would need a pretty gift box.  Then I started seeing people using the thinlets for creating cards, so I had to give it a try.  


I had a challenge to use all five new 2017-18 In Colors on one card for our demonstrator meeting yesterday, and this is the card that I made.  I sponged behind the cut image with Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, and Fresh Fig, then I used Berry Burst for the card base and Powder Pink in the flowers.  I wish I had some ribbon to add, but no In Color ribbon until my order arrives.  The little flowers I used came from Jar of Love stamp set and the greetings came from the new Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamps.  This was a fast and fun card to make.  So easy I made it up 3 more times using different color combinations.  Can't share those with you, because I like to keep the surprise for the recipient when I mail a card out.  You get the idea, and I know you'd enjoy making this card yourself. I can help you with that.  Just let me know.  

I found my inspiration for the layout for my card on Inkspire Me Challenge #103, and I'm also going to play along with the Birthday challenge at the Paper Players Challenge #347.  
Stop back and see what I got in my order today as I play with new products this week. 

Mary Alice