Monday, June 27, 2016


I'm happy to present to you the class selections for the fall, 2016 retreat near Asheville, NC.   If you are coming to retreat, please read all the class options and then email me a list of the classes you would like to take.  You can just email ( the class #'s.  These classes are listed in the order that the classes will run.   The teachers have spent hours of their time putting the classes together, and I think they have done a wonderful job!

For more information about our retreat, see the block to the right or email me at  I will be happy to send you everything you need to know to sign up!  We only have 7 slots available, so hurry and contact me ASAP for more info!

Class #1 - Friday @ 2 p.m. - Carey Dewalt - ONE SHEET WONDER - $15

In this class we will make 9 Christmas cards and one mini box out of one piece of the "This Christmas" Designer Series Paper.  We will use the "Oh, What Fun" stamp set featured on page 31 of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  Cost includes:  1 sheet "This Christmas" designer series paper, Very Vanilla card stock, Cherry Cobbler coordinating card stock, 1/8" ribbon, glue dots and dimensionals. 

Supplies and tools needed:  12" trimmer, scissors, tape runner or glue of choice and a bone folder.

Optional tools (I will have these tools on hand, but if you have your own, please bring them):
simply scored tool , 2" circle punch and a 2-1/2" circle punch.

Class #2 - Friday @ 7 p.m. - June Welch and Peggy Taylor - PLAYFUL PALETTE - $14

In this class we’ll be using the Playful Palette Suite to tap into our inner artist as we combine some of the trendy new in colors and stamp sets with some “old friends” to create 4 cards with envelopes and a post-it note holder.  Use these as gifts or enjoy them yourself.

Materials used include:  Painters’ Palette Stamp Set, Playful Palette DSP, Playful Palette Designer Washi Tape, and a variety of current sentiments.
“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.”  Pablo Picasso

Class #3 - Saturday @ 9 a.m. - Alvie Dielman - HOLIDAY HAPPINESS - $11

For this class you will make five (5) projects which will take you from Halloween through Christmas.  1)  Owl Mini Hershey Bar-Treat Holder, 2) Curvy Pumpkin, 3) Vintage Leaves double slider card, 4) Mingle Flip Top Box and 5) Christmas Tree Double gift card holder.  Most pieces will be pre-cut and pre-scored.   Written instructions for all projects will be included.

Supplies Used:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Gorgeous Grung, Vintage Leaves, Endless Wishes, Mingle All the Way and Lots of Joy stamp sets.  This Christmas Specialty, Brights Stack, Gold Foil and retired Halloween designer papers will be supplied.

You will need to bring to class:  Tombow glue or glue of your choice, double sided tape, tear and tape adhesive or sticky strip, scissors/snips and a bone folder.

Class #4 - Saturday @ 2 p.m. - Sheri Bradley - GIFTS x 4 - $12

This class uses the beautiful stamp set Floral Phrases along
with the Detailed Floral Thinlits. We will make 4 gift bags
and 4 cards with matching envelopes. The sentiment is
Happy Birthday.  Please bring your favorite adhesive. A
fine-tip glue pen would help also. 

Class #5 - Saturday @ 7 p.m. - Shannon Virtue - WILD ABOUT WASHI - $15

From the master of mass producing beautiful cards, Shannon will share some of her secrets in this Washi class.  Supplies used: Pop of Pink Washi Tape, Affectionately Yours Washi Tape, Playful Palette Washi Tape and Floral Boutique Washi Tape.  Class includes 6 different cards using washi tape and multiple 3D items using Washi Tape. 

WOW ... THAT'S A LOT TO CHOOSE FROM.   Get your class orders to me ASAP as some teachers have set class-size limits.   You don't want to miss out!  

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

New Annual Catalog Starts Today!

Yahoo! A brand new Catalog with a ton of beautiful new products. Click on the catalog image to the right, grab a cup of coffee and enjoy a fun shopping experience!  Then simply click on the shop now Dancing Hippo to the right and you can have everything sent right to your home. Use the hostess code number CM92ZWBY and be eligible for the free product drawing at the end of the month.

Congratulations to Zoe Clements who is the lucky winner of $25 of new products from the May drawing. You could be the winner next month, just don't forget to use the hostess code when you place your order.

HAPPY Shopping!

Brand new in-colors!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

It's Sale-A-Bration Time!!!

The biggest and most fun time of the year is happening right now .
It's Sale-a-Bration time !  

 This amazing Sale-a-Bration mini will be active from
January 5th , 2016 - March 31, 2016
Do You want a Sale-a-Bration mini catalog ? Super easy just email me at   Shop now by clicking here.
FYI : Items listed on pages 16-19 are ONLY available until February 15th, 2016 .  February 16th new Sale-a-Bration items will be added . Stay tuned for those updates on my blog.
What is Sale-a-Bration? aka SAB
The sale-a-Bration mini has items that you can NOT purchase.    You get them for FREE and that's the only way to get them. For every $50 increment order you will get to choose one of the Sale-a-Bration items for FREE
Remember this is for every $50 order ( before S&H and tax) . When your order reaches $100 ( before S^&H and tax) you get (2) S-A-B items for FREE...  $150 order you get (3) SAB items for FREE and so on....

PLUS when your order reaches $250 ( before S&H and tax) you will get an added bonus of $25.00 in Stampin rewards on top of the normal stampin rewards YAHOO!   PLUS did you know you can use your stampin rewards towards the starter kit .    YES you can do that Plus you still get the amazing benefits of joining for $99 and still get the $155 worth of products by just applying your Stampin Rewards $$ toward the $99  cost of your starter kit.

AND, Paper Pumpkin is on sale during Sale-a-Bration for $55 for a 3-month subscription.   By subscribing here, you can also get one free SAB item.   It's all good!


Saturday, September 5, 2015

My Paper Pumpkin Two for One Expires in a Few Days

Hi crafting buddies ... you only have a few days (until September 10th) to sign up for one awesome paper crafting monthly subscription.   For just about $20 a month (including shipping) you will receive an orange box in the mail every month until you decide to cancel.  There are absolutely no obligations to continue. Click here to check it out!

And, if you act before September 10th, you can get two months for the price on one!!!  So for just $20 you will get two months of My Paper Pumpkin!   This is a perfect monthly kit for the person who wants to make some cards occasionally, who doesn't want to accumulate a whole bunch of product, and who likes a monthly surprise.   Some months you will make some cute things that aren't cards.   But, most months you will make card/gift giving/home d├ęcor items ...

Try it, I really think you will love it!  Most months you will receive a small ink pad or two and a stamp set.   After 12 months, you will have 12 small ink pads (different colors) and several stamp sets for many occasions.   Purchase a few sheets of card stock, and this will be all you need to make cards for every occasion all year long.   Trust me ... it's an awesome deal!

HURRY ... Two for one offer expires 9/10/1!

Here are some samples from prior months ...


Thursday, August 6, 2015

More Birthday Cards

Here are some more beautiful cards I received for my birthday ...

Neily ... always special cards.   The photo does not show the beauty of this card where she sponged colors over shimmer paper.   It is just beautiful in real life!!!  Thank you Neily!

Sheila, love, love, love it!   Love your originality!   Thank you!

... and then Susan ... always exquisite!  Love your use of the gold foil papers!  Again, the photos do nothing for these gorgeous cards.   Thank you so much Susan!

Stay tuned for some upcoming videos ... I have a lot to share from convention!
Happy Stamping!!!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Birthday Cards

... and here are some more of the beautiful cards I received for my recent birthday ...

This first one is from Lorena ... actually I received this before I left.  She was off for a vacation and wanted to make sure I got it before I left, too.   Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness!   This is a fun fold card.   The little white "button" holds down the top.   It opens up from the top.   Always beautiful cards from Lorena!  Thank you so much!

... and then there's my "PERFECT" sister.   Check out the detail on this beauty!  Beautiful embossing and layers.   It wasn't easy growing up with a perfect sister just 16 months older, but I wouldn't trade her for the world.   What an inspiration ... love you sis!!!

... and then Mary Jo's beautiful MDS card.   I know you were so disappointed when Stampin' Up! discontinued My Digital Studio, but hopefully you got enough to keep going.   I love, love this design.   Your cards are always beautiful.   Thank you so much for thinking of me!

Stay tuned for a few more cards ... Just love sharing these beauties!

Hostess Code through 8/22/15 - PRC66A4C -- shop here!

Sunday, August 2, 2015

More Birthday Cards

As promised, here are some more cards I received for my birthday...

This first one is from Jane ... Jane's been through so much but still had time to make this beauty.   Thank you Jane ...

... and then there's the queen of beautiful color cards.   Kim, I always admire your color combinations.   Always love the simplicity of your cards, too!   Thank you!

... and then there's Linda from PA ...   love, love your cards ... always!   Thank you!

I hope you are getting inspired by some of these beautiful cards.   Stay tuned for some instructional videos.
And if you so inspired, check out the clearance rack on my site.   The hostess code through August 22nd is PRC66A4C.  Place an order and be eligible for the $25 product drawing!