Friday, June 30, 2017

Life Happens Mini Card.. and a couple of SALE Announcements

Hi, crafters! Today I want to share a super simple mini card with you, and then I have a couple of Stampin' Up sale announcements to let you know about... good stuff happening!

Sometimes you just want a fold-able tag or mini card to stick in a gift or tie to a gift bag or basket. This one would be perfect with a basket of coffee supplies for your coffee lover friend. The coffee basket could include a mug, lots of flavored coffee, and maybe even one of those little books you can read in one sitting with inspiration quotes in it. And why wait for their birthday?! Surprise them with it anytime! 

Card measures 2 1/2" x 4 1/4"

Designer Series Paper: Coffee Break

Stamps set: Coffee Cafe Bundle

Ribbon: Copper Trim (love this stuff!)

(will flag the ends of widths 1", 1 1/2", and 2")

I did a little extra stamping on the inside just for fun.


Don't forget!

Paper Pumpkin $5 Flash Sale ends tonight!

Visit my Paper Pumpkin link to sign up for this monthly kit with me 

Sign Up HERE 

from June 29 at 11:59 PM to June 30 at 11:59 PM and 

promo code ONEDAY0717 

to get your first kit at this incredible price. 

Starting tomorrow, July 1st and ending July 31st...


For every $50 you spend in July, you'll get a 
$5 Bonus Days Coupon 
that you can use August 1st-31st!

Be SURE that your email is part of your Stampin' Up profile!
The Bonus Days coupons will be generated by Stampin' Up and emailed to the customers.

There is NO LIMIT to how many $5 Bonus Days Coupons you can receive!
Do a little Christmas shopping early or just stock up with what's been on your WISH LIST for a while!


Thank you all so much for visiting with me today.
I'm a brand new Stampin' Up demo, and would LOVE to have you as one of my first customers!
If you are interested in joining Stampin' Up, I'd also love to have you on my team.
Hugs, everyone! Have a GREAT weekend!

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  • Thursday, June 29, 2017

    Paper Pumpkin $5 Flash Sale!!

    Paper Pumpkin Flash Sale! Have you been thinking about trying Stampin' Up's monthly all-inclusive craft kit? Everyone loves a great deal, and this one is amazing! For 24 hours only, new Paper Pumpkin customers can receive their first-month subscription for only $5 USD That’s a crazy 75% off the regular price.

    Visit my Paper Pumpkin link to sign up for this monthly kit with me 

    Sign Up HERE 

    from June 29 at 11:59 PM to June 30 at 11:59 PM and 

    promo code ONEDAY0717 

    to get your first kit at this incredible price. 

    You can keep the creativity coming after that for only $19.95 USD per month (shipping included).
    This offer will be over in a flash, so contact your friends right away!

    Here is my June Paper Pumpkin Projects to give you an idea about the Paper Pumpkin kits:


    And here is 2016 Paper Pumpkin kits....

    Sign up Now! There is a HOW TO Stampin' Up video Every Month to help you with the kit instructions!! Of course, you can always use the supplies for alternate projects.

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  • Watercolor Block Background Technique

    Hello, everyone! I tried a new watercolor background technique this morning. I still need to practice a bit, but hey, it's okay to show things that aren't exactly perfect, right? Right. It's all art. It's all a learning experience. Let's just go with it.

    I stamped ink on an acrylic block, spritzed the block with water, and then pressed onto the Stampin' Up Shimmery White cardstock. I didn't realize until AFTER I was adhering the image to the card base, that I had stamped on the non-shimmery side. LOL Oh my gosh! I just rolled my eyes; considered tossing it; and decided, nope... SU cardstock is gold. Use it.

    Beautiful You (image)

     So Many Shells (sentiment)

    Adhesive: Snail

    I used Freshly Made Sketches 294 for this card.


    Thanks for visiting with me today. 
    I'd love you to become one of my first followers on my new blog here!

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  • Wednesday, June 28, 2017

    Tuesday, June 27, 2017

    Matchbook Fun Fold Card

    Hi, everyone! Today I have a fun fold card to share with you.

    It's always fun to make a card with a fun fold as an alternative to traditional style cards, don't you think? I let the pretty Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper do all the work for me on this card. The only extra thing I did was punch out a stamped sentiment. Quick. Easy. And oh so pretty. Of course you could add so much more to this for a different style of card. You can add stamped images, ribbon, Rhinestones, Pearls.... whatever you like.

    Basket of Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set

    Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
    Classic Label Punch
    Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper
    Soft Suede Cardstock

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  • Saturday, June 24, 2017


    Winner from my new followers and comments on my "A Little Something Sweet" blog post is....

    #11 Billie A!

    Woo-Hoo!! Congratulations!  Please email me by next Friday with your USA address.

    You have won Stampin' Up's Message in a Bottle stamp set! I hope you will enjoy using it. It's a great set!

    Janis Lewis
    Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  • Give-Away Time!

    Give-Away! (USA addresses only) 

    Winner will receive this Stampin' Up stamp set
    Message in a Bottle (photopolymer)

    Message in a Bottle stamp set Item 143707

    How to be in the drawing to win:

    That's it! Be sure to notice in the "A Little Something Sweet" post how you can also win the June Paper Pumpkin kit from me!!

    Janis Lewis
    Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

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  • Friday, June 23, 2017

    Prayer Journal

    Hi, everyone! Today I have a blank notebook that I decorated up for my Prayer Journal. The sentiment on the front says, "If you could see my face, you'd see the smile you put on it!"  I love that stamp!!!!  Now, of course I know God can see my smile and my face, but I couldn't resist not using that stamp on the front.



    Notebook from Walmart
    Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper
    Thankful Thoughts stamp set

    Lots of Labels Framelits Dies
    Layering Circles Framelits Dies
    Pool Party ink
    Cardstock: Pool Party, Basic Black, Tangerine Tango

    Thank you so much for visiting me and for leaving comments! I love reading them.

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  • Thursday, June 22, 2017

    Tuesday, June 20, 2017

    Notebook Cover and Downloadable Instruction Sheet

    Hi, everyone! I saw the coolest idea on YouTube and thought I'd give this project a try. Be sure to click on the Download PDF after the thumbnail shopping insert for complete instructions, measurements, and tutorial photos. You can even print it, and save it for later!

    I picked up a pack of 5" x 8" notebooks at Walmart and spiced them up a bit with a pretty cover.

    Label Me Pretty stamp set
    Layering Circles Framelits Dies

    Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP)

    Pear Pizzazz cardstock
    Basic Black Ink
    Delicate White Doilies

    Thanks for stopping by today!

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  • Monday, June 19, 2017

    A Little Something Sweet

    Hi, everyone!
    Did you have a marvelous weekend? Our company departed on Saturday for their drive back to South Carolina. We had so much fun! I've added a few more photos of our adventures at the bottom of this post.

    Today I'm sharing my June 2017 Paper Pumpkin projects. 
    Would you like to receive one of these kits from me?
    I will choose one customer who uses my June Host Code MWC4YV2P
    to mail out the June 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit to! Woo-hoo!!

     Everything was included in the Paper Pumpkin kit!

    This kit includes:

    One in a Melon Photopolymer Stamp Set
    Emerald Envy Classic Stampin' Spot
    Melon Mambo Classic Stampin' Spot
    6 printed card bases
    4 printed bags
    6 white envelopes
    4 sheets printed cottom paper
    2 sheets white die-cut pieces
    1 sheet laser-cut leaf stickers
    4 yards pink baker's twine
    4 green mini clothespins
    100 dimensionals
    100 adhesive dots

    Coordinating Stampin' Up colors:

    Basic Black
    Crushed Curry
    Emerald Envy
    Lemon Lime Twist
    Melon Mambo

    This is a month to month subscription.
    You can skip a month or cancel at anytime.

    Pre-paid subscriptions for:
    1-month $20
    3-month $59
    6-month $114 (save $1 per month)
    12-month $215 (save $2 per month)

    Thanks for stopping by today!
    I'd love you to become one of my new followers.
    :) Janis
    Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator

    Sunday, June 18, 2017

    June Giveaway (Spoiler Alert for Paper Pumpkin)

    Hi, crafters & stampers! Guess what I got in the mail yesterday?

    Each month Paper Pumpkin mails out a unique all-inclusive kit. What's inside is a surprise, but you know you'll get at least one Stampin' Spot (ink colors do not repeat in a 12 month period), an exclusive stamp set not sold in the catalog or online, and everything you need precut and ready for your enjoyment along with complete instructions. There is even an How-To YouTube video each month.

    Paper Pumpkin can be subscribed to for monthly service (you can skip a month or cancel at anytime) or you can prepay to give as a gift or for yourself! As an extra perk, subscribers also have access to purchase past kits and refills as supplies allow.

    Want a peek inside?

    (June 2017 Kit - showing front of shrink wrapped supplies)

    (June 2017 Kit - showing back of shrink wrapped supplies)

    Doesn't this look fun?  This is my June Giveaway! One of my customers who places an order using Host Code MWC4YV2P by June 30, 2017 will receive this Paper Pumpkin kit from me!

    I'll be working on creating with this kit and will post some completed project pictures soon.  Enjoy your Sunday!

    :) Janis
    Ind. Stampin' Up Demonstrator