Bonus Days in July!

A new promotion at Stampin’ Up! called Bonus Days started July 7th and continues all month!  For every $50 you spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax), you’ll receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon code via email to spend in August (August 2 to 31!)  There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. … Read More »

Paper Pumpkin Gift Bag

When I started thinking of alternative ideas for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit, the first thing that popped into my mind was a gift bag.  The banner that comes with the kit is so freaking cute that I wanted to integrate it into some sort of larger scale project.  And, what better than a birthday bag? I selected a large bag measuring 13″ x 10″.  To cover the front, I… Read More »

Weekly News

What a fun month this has been!  But it’s not over yet.  There are still a few days left to take advantage of the June promotions.  First, you can earn Extra Stampin’ Rewards (with qualifying orders)  If you hold a workshop with sales of $350, you can earn an extra $35 in hostess rewards. In addition, you can earn two free stamp sets in your Starter Kit when you sign up… Read More »

June Paper Pumpkin

It’s Paper Pumpkin time!  This month’s kit is really fun, just perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, and new babies.  It’s called Banner Surprise and includes enough supplies to make six cards and decorative banners. Here’s a picture of the contents including 6 Tip Top Taupe striped card bases, 6 Mint Macaroon treat bag envelopes, a big bag of colorful confetti, 35 triangle cellophane bags, 2 sheets of gold foil stickers including… Read More »

Memories In the Making

I love Project Life!  It makes organizing my photos simple and fun.  But it can be used for so much more!  Did you know that you can purchase digital versions of all Stampin’ Up!’s project life collections, including the new ones, at Becky Higgin’s Digital Project Life store?  Personally, I love getting the digital versions because I can use the cards again and again. I created the page below using… Read More »

Weekly News

During the month of June, you can earn $35 in Extra Stampin’ Rewards when you host a stamping event with $350 or more in sales.  That’s more money you can use for products in the new annual catalog, and you know there are PLENTY of new products you want!  Also, remember that Stampin’ Rewards can be used on a Starter Kit, so this is a great time for anyone interested… Read More »

Hello Flamingo

I love the new Pop of Paradise stamp set!  The flamingo is so cute, and I also adore the tropical leaves that come with this stamp set.  It just screams summer fun to me. I wanted to make a fun door prize for my Stamp Club this week, so I chose bright, cheery colors including one of the new In-Colors … Flirty Flamingo.  Well it is pretty apropos, don’t you… Read More »

Papa Bear Hugs

Father’s Day is Sunday and I wanted to make a special card for my hubby.  He’s such a great dad!!! While our kids are both technically adults now, my husband is always there for them.  Take last week.  He drove to Hayward on Thursday and helped pack up my son and move him home from college, and then the very next day, he basically planned and carried out everything for… Read More »

Weekly News

Weekly News: Hope everyone’s enjoying the new catalog!  I think it’s one of my favorites in a long, long time. For those of you who’ve been waiting to order Replacement Stampin’ Trimmer Blades (126995), they are currently in stock!  You can order up to 3 sets.  Order now while you can, as they will go back to an “unorderable” status when the current supply runs out.  Sorry for the inconvenience,… Read More »

Senior Dancers’ Gift

About a month ago, my daughter asked if I could create a special gift for her dance teacher for the end of the dance season.  She wanted me to make a framed picture of all the senior dancers that are graduating this year.  All of these girls have been students at the studio for years!!!  My daughter Shannon started dancing there at 5, and I know some of these girls… Read More »

New In-Color Thank Yous

My daughter needs a lot of thank you cards!  So many of our friends and family have sent her nice graduation gifts.  Believe it or not, I actually ran out!!!  (I really didn’t think that was possible considering how many I make.) So, I decided to design a fairly simple card and make it out of each of the new 2016-2018 In-Colors.  I love playing with new colors.  Did you… Read More »

Weekly News / Paper Pumpkin

Classes: If you live the the Stockton, California area and would like to join my Stamp Club, I’d love to have new members!  We meet once a month, usually on Thursday nights at 6:00 PM, to make four projects.  Our next meeting is on June 23rd!  I provide all the supplies and instruction.  It’s a great way to relax, enjoy good company, and be creative.  Participants pledge to purchase $25… Read More »

Timeless Textures

The Timeless Textures stamp set is a little treasure.  I find that the more I use it, the more I love it.  It’s also one of those stamp sets that you could literally use to embellish every card you make.  It’s really that versatile. For my card today, I used various stamps from Timeless Textures to create the background on plain Very Vanilla card stock.  I particularly like the rough… Read More »

Layers of Glitter!

Have you noticed the fun Pineapple background stamp in the new Annual Catalog?  It’s so fun!  It caught my eye immediately. I was scanning through Pinterest the other day and saw a great idea for a card using the Pineapple stamp.  It looked SO COOL … that I just had to try it for myself and share:) To create my pineapple, I stamped it multiple times using different colors of… Read More »

Weekly News / New Catalog!!!

Weekly News: Today is the BIG DAY!  You can now order from the new Stampin’ Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  Whoo, hoo!!!!  There are TONS of amazing new products and LOADS of inspiration in this new catalog.  Contact me to get your copy today.  Enjoy!!!   In Color Combinations: With the new catalog, comes the new 2016-2018 In Colors.  Stampin’ Up! adds five trendy new colors to its palette every year,… Read More »

A Shaker Card For The Star

My baby girl is graduating from High School this week! I racked my brain to think of a clever card to make for her.  She’s so creative herself, so I really wanted to challenge myself.  Then, inspiration struck me.  We were reminiscing this weekend, while looking through an old school days scrapbook.  I saw the most hilarious drawing she made when she was in Kindergarten.  She drew a picture of… Read More »

More Paper Pumpkin

Today, I have two more alternative Paper Pumpkin cards to share with you.  I have to admit that I had a lot of fun designing cards with this month’s kit called Many Manly Occasions.  I absolutely adore the laser cut card bases that came in the kit!  They are so beautiful, and it was so fun to think of different items to layer behind them. For my first project, I… Read More »

Weekly News / Paper Pumpkin

Weekly News: Everyone’s excited about the new Annual Catalog!  There are so many great new products.  You’re just going to love it.  Contact me to receive your copy, and start ordering on June 1, 2016. Also, be sure to check out the Clearance Rack at my online store.  Items are up to 60% off while supplies last!   Many Manly Occasions – May Paper Pumpkin: This month’s Paper Pumpkin is… Read More »

May Paper Pumpkin!

It’s Paper Pumpkin time!  I got my surprise red box in the mail last week, and I spent Sunday making six cards.  Over the course of the next week, I’ll share them all. First, let me show you the contents of the box.  This month, Paper Pumpkin subscribers received the Many Manly Occasions Kit, including supplies to make eight masculine themed cards including Father’s Day and birthdays.  The kit included… Read More »

Lovin’ the Swirls

The new 2016-2018 Annual Catalog has some really amazing products.  One thing I noticed in particular was all the fantastic new die cuts.  I am totally IN LOVE with them.  There are lots of new ones to choose from, including some really beautiful intricate ones like the one I’m featuring today. My project today uses a bundle that includes the Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies.  (Buy… Read More »