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Spend in August


Today is August 1st so don't forget to use your Bonus Coupons from July.  


Don't wait until the last minute of the holiday season to start making your holiday cards.  Start Now!!  Check my calendar on the right side to see my schedule of holiday classes for the next three months. And you can pre-order the Carols of Christmas Bundle HERE.  

Carols of Christmas Bundle    Save 10% when you buy the Stamp Set and Thinlits bundled together! 

146036  Carols of Christmas Bundle (wood mount $52.00

146037  Carols of Christmas Bundle (clear mount) $25.00

Order yours NOW!     Don't forget to use the August Host Code 6JRBA93P for all orders less than $150.00  Receive a gift from me at the end of the month.

Paper Pumpkin Road Trip

Does summer mean ROAD TRIP to you? Our July Paper Pumpkin kit includes cards that have a distinct vacay vibe, with mountain peaks, summery colors, and warm woodcuts that will have the recipients dreaming of adventure for months to come! Our July kit also includes plenty of gorgeous choices for our all-occasion card fans—with enough woodsy woodcuts to embellish all eight cards.

Remember, Paper Pumpkin is perfectly portable, so wherever you wander this summer, you can take it with you! All the pieces are pre-cut and ready for you to assemble, so you can have cards ready to give to your favorite people in no time at all—with minimal fuss.

Kitrefill_g_pp_july2017Each Positively Picturesque kit comes with the Positively Picturesque Stamp Set, Soft Sky and Tranquil Tide ink spots, 4 standard card bases (2 ea. of 2 colors), 4 sheets white die cuts (2 ea. of 2 designs), 4 note card bases (2 ea. of 2 designs, 4 printed standard envelopes, 4 printed note card envelopes, 2 printed flower cardstock pieces, 1 sheet of 8 die cut stickers, 3 sheets die cut elements, 12 wood cuts, 5 yds. pink washi tape, 5 yds. blue washi tape, 65 dimensionals, and 100 adhesive dots.

Below are three alternative cards you can make with the kit's contents.  Get your Paper Pumpkin HERE!!


Magical Mermaids


Most of you know how much I love the beach and this new stamp set is becoming one of my favorites.  Who doesn't love a colorful mermaid?  So many possibilities with this set.  You can find it in the catalog on page 172 or click here to go to my On-line store.

Don't forget we're having Bonus Days in July.  For every $50.00 you spend Stampin' Up! will send you a $5.00 coupon which you can use towards your August purchases.  If you have any questions or need any information let me know.


Fun Fact Friday

While I do love the Fine Tip Glue Pen for attaching tiny elements, the new Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets are a game changer.  Combine them with your detailed Big Shot dies and you’ll never look back!  The Adhesive Sheets come 12 sheets to a package, each sheet 6″ x 12″, for $10.  Check them out HERE.

And those sheets will last you a loooong time if you take my tips to heart!

Dawn’s Tips for Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets (for Big Shot die cutting)

  • Adhesive first, die cut second: Before cutting anything, apply the adhesive to the back of your card stock.  THEN put the card stock and die through the Big Shot.
  • A little goes a loooong way: Don’t cut a piece of adhesive that’s bigger than your finished die cut. Instead, make it a little smaller.  There will be plenty of adhesive to hold the die cut on your project, but you’ll find it SO much easier to catch the edge of your backing paper to remove it from the finished die cut.
  • The Precision Base Plate is your friend: If the die you’re using is fine enough to need Multipurpose Adhesive to hold it on your project, then it’s fine enough to benefit from being cut on the Precision Base Plate. Certainly you can cut without this plate, but if you like the Idea of saving time and hassle, then do yourself a favor and pull out your Precision Base Plate for well-defined cut lines every time.

Take a look HERE.  Don't forget to use July HOST code  Q4T6KC3X  at checkout when placing your order.

Naturally Eclectic Stamp set

Get the Look You Want with Naturally Eclectic

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The 2017-18 catalog has so many versatile stamps it's unbelievable!  I believe this may very well be one of my most favorite catalogs.  Check out Stampin' Ups! latest projects using the versatile Naturally Eclectic suite. I'm loving this suite for all of its fun pieces you can layer to create varied looks from pretty and floral to eclectic and bold. And don’t forget the suite’s remarkable coordination with pieces such as the Naturally Eclectic Card Overlays we used on the Missing You card.   Click here to see the suite associated with this set.

Save with Paper Pumpkin


TODAY ONLY FIRST TIME SUBSCRIBERS can use promo code ONEDAY0717 to get their first kit for

ONLY $5!!!

75% OFF. That's an incredible deal.

So if you've never tried Paper Pumpkin before, now is the time...

Get your $5 Paper Pumpkin Kit here

Don't forget to use promo code ONEDAY0717



So what's inside each monthly box?

  • An EXCLUSIVE stamp set with an ink spot (that won't repeat a color in a 12-month period). In no time at all, you'll have a variety of stamps and ink to use on other projects.
  • Everything you need to make a stunning project. All the paper pieces are pre-cut and ready to go so you can get right to the fun of creating.
  • Directions are included (if you like to follow them) or you can always do your own thing.
  • Plus your first kit includes a free clear stamping block that you'll use every month.

Get your $5 Paper Pumpkin Kit here and then share this great deal with a friend!

A Little Wild

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Are these cards not the cutest?!!!

Darling fold over tags are just minutes away with the products in this bundle. The stamp creates the front and back side of a cute baby animal and the die quickly cuts out a tag image complete with a hole to thread your ribbon.

Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10% through my On-Line store HERE.

A Little Wild Clear-Mount Stamp Set
For all the precious little ones in your life, these clever stamps will help create adorable tags, cards, gift packaging, and more. Create two-sided animal images with ease and excitement!
* Quantity: 11 rubber stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, i

Little Loves Framelits Dies
Create die-cut accents in seconds with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting. Dies create fold-over tags.
* 7 dies
* Largest image: 3-5/8" x 2-13/16" (9.2 x 7.1 cm)

Don't forget to use the Host Code at checkout which can be found on the right column of this page.

Daisy Delight

Daisy DelightI absolutely love this stamp set and punch.  It is so versatile and I thought I would share this arrangement I made.  Keep in mind I am not a florist but I think it turned out pretty nice.

I used the Daisy Delight stamp set located on page 127 or you can view it here. The Daisy punch located on page 206 or view it here.  This set has been so popular that it has gone on back order however we should be receiving more on June 26th.

To make an arrangement you will stamp the flower on daffodil delight and whisper white card stock using daffodil delight ink.  You will need two per flower.  Punch a 1" circle out of cardstock and make a small slit.  Using 18" flower wire bend one end to an small L shape.  Slide the wire through the slit on the 1" circle and apply hot glue and hold until it dries.  Punch a 1/2" black circle for each flower and add the Gold Faceted Gems (144141) to each center.Once you have completed this for all flowers arrange in a vase, mason jar or any item you want to use.  Add small white flowers or baby's breath to fill in between flower stems.

Click either of the links above to place your order on or after June 26th.  Make sure to use the June's Hostess code which is located on the right side of the page.

If you have any questions you can email me:

Embossing Paste Technique


Hooray! The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog is here! It's time to check out the terrific new stamps and stamping supplies. What do you look at first in a new catalog? Stamps, papers, punches, or maybe coordinating suites? I love learning new techniques, so I usually dive into the easy-to-miss section where embossing powders, specialty inks, and other goodies are found. In the new catalog it's titled "Coloring Tools" and starts on page 200.

The new product I'm excited about and on the top of  my recommendation list is Embossing Paste. From stenciled texture to colored accents this new product is one you are going to love.

Embossing has just been raised a level with Embossing Paste. Embossing paste is a thick white paste that you spread on cardstock to create an embossed look and feel. It's different from heat embossing, it creates a rough, irregular texture that is all the rage.

This simple technique is limited only by your imagination. You can color the paste with any of our ink refills or make masks using Thinlet dies and Window Sheets. Can't wait to see what you create!


Download Embossing Paste-

 To order any of these products visit my  On-Line store HERE.


Earn FREE Products


We Want You!! To host a get together with friends.  We all know how much fun that can be and add the art of creating and watch what happens!  Now through June 30th gather some friends, have fun creating with new products and earn up to $35  in Stampin' Rewards which means FREE PRODUCTS.  Your fun get together can be for new stampers to the experienced.  We will sit down together, you choose which stamp sets to use and we'll come up with designs and I'll bring them to life.  Doesn't that sound like something you'd like to do?


Call me at 757-719-7190 for more information and to schedule your date today. 







Does any of this sound familiar?

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

Well let me tell you we have the answer.  Paper Pumpkin!!! Do you know what the perks are of Paper Pumpkin?

The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.

  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Getting together with friends to craft every month.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
  • The surprise factor!

Our Creativity Starts Here promotion is offering first-time subscribers an introductory 25% discount on June, July, and August 2017 kits. Not only will you like saving money, but you'll love starting a new creative journey. It has never been easier to skip to the fun!

What are you waiting for??  Sign up HERE to take advantage of all this fun.  Paper Pumpkin fun!!


Thought I would share a sneak peak of a new item we saw at our OnStage event in Savannah.  Wood Words stamp set, W00d Crate Framelits and Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Stack.

Here's another one of our OnStage Make & Takes.  We created this darling little crate and stamped 3 (3" x 3") note cards to tuck inside; then, wrapped in a cello bag with NEW 1/4" Copper Trim!  The note cards are created using the NEW Wood Words Stamp Set and the crate is made from the NEW coordinating Wood Crate Framelits Dies.   Yes, the two products can be bundled with 10% savings.  Be sure to notice the designer paper used to create the note cards and crate...It's a 6" x 6" Wood Texture Designer Series Paper Stack.

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These items will be available June 1st!!  However if you are live near me you can attend my Open House May 30th.  RSVP's required. EMAIL ME


Boxes and boxes


As we wind down to the end of May and the end of our current catalog, I will be highlighting several products that you may want to take advantage of before they retire.  The Gift Box Punch Board is a must have for any crafter.  This board is easy, fun and makes beautiful boxes in a variety of sizes, up to 4"  on each side, which are perfect for a birthday or to make someone special really feel special!  All of this cuteness for$12.00, (normally $20.00) as it is retiring at the end of May or while supplies last.  This is a no brainer and a must have!!  Get yours today by visiting my ON-Line store. 

Take a minute to watch the video for tips and more. 

 Don't forget to enter Host Code 7QJDRJ2C on your checkout page and receive a FREE gift from me.


It's A Sara Thing...

If you don't subscribe to Paper Pumpkin you are going to wish you did after you see this video.  Sara Douglas, CEO of Stampin' Up! designed this month's Paper Pumpkin kit and now shows you how to make these cards, 12 in all!  Plus she provided a FREE to see what it is.  Once you're a subscriber you can then purchase Full or Refill kits.  This is a perk for Paper Pumpkin subscribers.  Why don't you sign up today and start receiving your all inclusive kit?  Stamps, ink, paper and lots more!!!  Click this link NOW!