Four Things To know For August With HSS

Busy as a little Bee, that’s what I’ve been since returning from Stampin’ Up!s annual convention a week or so ago.  I am SUPER excited about the projects I have to share for August, and I admit that I am so full of ideas it’s a little overwhelming.  The ideas I have are pouring out my ears but I have to save it all for another day, soon- I promise!

I have SO much info for you that I am going to give you just a brief overview as to not overwhelm you too. :-) First let me mention a few housekeeping items for July before I jump right into August, oh and I am going to try and get this in some type of orderly fashion… don’t hold your breath, LOL!!  The BUY 3 GET 1 FREE special is almost over, have you taken advantage of the awesomeness of this deal?

Designer series paper promo from Stampin' Up!

Get in on this special offer while you can!

OH and there are only a couple days left to get in on the WEEKLY DEALS that are currently running, and these great prices expire on JULY 28th!  There are some super adorb kits in this week too- check them out HERE.

Stampin' up! Weekly Deal

Get in on these DISCOUNTED current products before prices go up!

Now onto August!  Maybe I am super excited because August is my BIRTHDAY MONTH (yeah I celebrate all month long cause it’s #kindofabigdeal ) maybe cause I’m turning 40 this year or maybe because I think that everyone’s B-day should be celebrated all month long??  Either way I am SUPER STOKED for what’s to come next month, wanna hear about it?  Let me show you…

First off, the HOLIDAY CATALOG will be arriving at your door mid-late August, and it’s packed with all kinds of awesomeness!  If you are a current customer (i.e..- placed an order with me within the last 6 months) then you will automatically get one, if you are not a current customer you can either place an order with me today or EMAIL ME your request for your HOLIDAY CATALOG, the catalog is free but I charge a fee for shipping usually it’s a couple of bucks.

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

Order from the Holiday Catalog beginning Aug. 28th!!

Now, don’t freak when I show you this… and remember I still have more info to share with you so don’t get distracted by the shiny object I am about to share… but starting AUG. 1st Stampin’ Up! is announcing…

Big Shot Blowout Offer

Starting in Aug. BUY a BIG SHOT and get a framelit & stamp set bundle FREE!!!

You read that right!  In just a few short days, when you purchase a BIG SHOT through MY ONLINE STAMPIN’ UP! STORE you will get to select an ALL NEW BUNDLE of stamp sets & coordinating framelits absolutely FREE (that’s around a $60 value!!)  I will post even more details and specifics of the bundles in a few more days, but get your cash in hand and your typing fingers ready, cause you know I have something up my sleeve to make this offer even better!! Keep an eye out!

Last but not least…

DON’T FORGET that in a few more days another issue of STYLE SHEET comes straight to your inbox.

If you haven’t already signed up to receive this online publication it’s quick and easy to do so. Just CLICK HERE and fill out the information requested, THAT’S IT!  There is no charge, it’s completely FREE.  I have a wealth of info in each issue of my STYLE SHEET from cute creative projects & tips (of course) to yummy recipes and more!  You won’t want to miss out, and it doesn’t cost a thing- yeah I am legit crazy :-)

Take a moment, make some notes on your calendars and GET YOUR DESIGNER SERIES PAPER today and while you’re at it get in on the current WEEKLY DEALS then GRAB YOUR COPY OF THE HOLIDAY CATALOG NOW so you don’t waste a moment prepping your wish list and of course get ready for the BIG SHOT BLOWOUT SPECIAL starting Aug. 1st!!  Be sure to check back every day for a TON of new things coming down the pipeline from me!!

A Week In Review… 2014 Inspire. Create. Share.

I have been dieing to share my highlights from this year’s Inspire. Create. Share 2014 Convention with you, and while I still have over 400 pictures documenting this amazing week I thought I would put together a quick re-cap for you… as a video!  I am still working to get caught up, and prepped for the AWESOME things I have coming for August too.  So forgive me for the sparsity in my posting for the next several days, but believe me when I say it will totally be worth it!!

I have to say that the one thing that I can thank #StampinUp for is the awesome friendships that I have developed with my fellow Demo sisters.  These women are some of the most FUN, most amazing, and hilarious I have ever met and I am so thankful for them each every day!  Stampin’ Up! has provided me with so many things but the one thing that I could never put into works are the relationships that I have made, not only with my Demo sisters but with my amazing customers and friends- that is the biggest payoff from this awesome craft that I get to call my job.

I think this video pretty much sums up my personality while accurately depicting the weeks events and interaction with my AMAZING friends!  If you are viewing this on a tablet or mobile device CLICK HERE to view in Youtube.

I could never put into words the numerous blessings that Stampin’ Up! has given me over the years.  But one of those many things are absolutely the cherished relationships that I have gained over the years.  If you have ever wondered if this little passion of paper crafts could change your life let me be the first to say, YES IT CAN.  I am proof.  I hope you enjoyed the video and if you have ever thought about joining my team and becoming part of the Stampin’ Up! family I would love to help you along the way.  I am always here to answer questions and assist you in any way I can.  Feel free to EMAIL or call (210-376-7639) me anytime.

Getting Back To Business… I Need To Reboot!

What an AMAZING week, I have just returned from the annual Stampin’ Up! Convention INSPIRE CREATE SHARE 2014 and words can’t describe the awesomeness that describes the experience… all I can do is show you what the week has done with me-

Sleepy Erin #inspirecreateshare2014

I literally couldn’t go anymore… no. more. energy…

I have SO many emails to reply to, voice mails to return and loose ends to wrap up… so if you have tried to connect with me over the last 10 days and haven’t gotten a reply yet please be patient.  I will be working through them all over the next several days.  I can’t wait to share with you the highlights of the convention AND share my upcoming class schedule too!!  I have SO many new things starting in August and I am SOOOOOOOOO excited to tell you all about them.  But I need a little time to get things organized so please be patient.

While I run to get caught up and put together some FABULOUS-NESS for you please take a moment to check out all the craziness that has been taking place over the last week on my INSTAGRAM and FACEBOOK page, there are all kinds of FUNNY and sneak peeks there!

Watercolor Winter Simply Created One Of A Kind…

I am so exited I don’t know where to start, I have enjoyed Convention SO MUCH so far (and yes although it’s only been one day :-) ) I was able to take part in a creative class last night that focused on our kits. We got to play with one of the SIMPLY CREATED KITS that will be offered in the upcoming HOLIDAY CATALOG called WATERCOLOR WINTER SIMPLY CREATED KIT, it’s ADORBS!!  One of my FAVE Stampin’ Up! presenters, SHANNON WEST, challenged us to create a card with the supplies from this kit, and we could submit ONE creation to be considered for a contest- of course we get FREE PRODUCTS if we win!!

Let me show you what I made, BUT before I do I need your help!  In order to WIN this creative contest I need to get the MOST likes for my project.  Here’s how you can help… simply CLICK HERE and click the LITTLE HEART (if on a mobile device) or the LIKE button (if on a PC)- that’s it!  Of course you can share it or PIN it, I would LOVE that too!!  But be SURE to LIKE it :-)  Here’s what I made-

Watercolor Winter Simply Created Kit #inspirecreateshare2014 by


I can’t wait to share the AWESOME things that will take place today… tonight is awards night!  If you follow me on FACEBOOK then you will see it happen live- and of course I will give a quick recap here as well.  But it might not include ALL the little FUNNY things that take place, :-P

I wanted to share with you the PILLOW GIFTS I got from a few of my roommates this year, and these were SO cute!!  I have had such a blast these last few days!!  Last night we were able to witness a police chase in downtown SLC, it was THRILLING and a perfect example as to why you shouldn’t do drugs!

Up first is Krista Jensen’s gift.  I have to say I love practical gifts and that’s exactly what my friends did this year. This is a super cute note pad all dolled up!!  I have to say although we had to put the chocolate in the fridge for a few hours it was YUMMO!!!  Thanks Krista!

Roomate gifts #inspirecreateshare2014

Project created by KRISTA JENSEN

Next I got this FAB gift from my friend Erica Cerwin, she has to be the smartest little cookie!  I have to admit that she gave us all these BEFORE we got to the hotel… as we were shopping earlier in the day we ALL were freaking out that our phones were dieing… and she was like a magical fairy- POOF! your phone is charged!  Thank you Erica!

Roomate gifts #inspirecreateshare2014

Project created by ERICA CERWIN

Well I am off to shower and jet to another day of AWESOMENESS, I can’t wait to share all that is to come today.  I hope you take a moment and LIKE MY WATERCOLOR WINTER one of a kind card so that maybe I will WIN, and be sure to FOLLOW ME ON INSTAGRAM, PINTEREST and FACEBOOK for all kinds of AWESOME-SAUCE!!

Ispire Create Share Begins Today!

Today is the day… I can’t tell you how excited I am to be taking part in this years INSPIRE CREATE SHARE 2014, Stampin’ Up!s annual Convention.  I have been in SLC for almost a week already, visiting local friends, but today is the day that the creativity ensues and I can’t wait!  This year I have teamed up with some FAB-FUN chicas for an extra special good time too!  I decided to create a few simple pillow gifts for them as a token of my gratitude, let me show you.

#inspirecreateshare2014 Pillow Gifts for roomates

Sweet simple pouches that contain a very practical present…

My apologies for the photo… I took this with my phone, in my room, with no lighting kit :-|

So what’s inside?  Nothing weirdly FAB but super practical and necessary.

#inspirecreateshare2014 Pillow Gifts for roomates

Sweet adorable notepad and matching pen!

I shared how to create this pouch in THIS POST, check it out… there is a diagram and all!  I love monochromatic projects and so I layered like colors for each project i made. This one’s Krista’s and I used Pumpkin Pie and Cantaloupe Crisp to create hers.  I cut and layered a few tags to decorate the front some more and added a few colored staples (I colored them with my BLENDABLIATIES!!)

#inspirecreateshare2014 Pillow Gifts for roomates

Create a decorative element by layering tags.

I will share the pillow gifts I received tomorrow, they were SUPER cute!!!  If you have been following my FACEBOOK PAGE then you already know the crazies I have been spending time with here at #inspirecreateshare, and if you don’t you SHOULD! :-)

Here are the ladies I am sharing the week with…

#inspirecreateshare2014 roomates

Top: Krista J., Stacie J.
Bottom: Erica C, ME, and Jane

These ladies are SO funny and luckily due to them my abs are still getting a FAB workout every 5 min!!

#inspirecreateshare2014 roomates

Every PIC has to have an opposite…

Be sure to check back with me the rest of the week to see all things that are #InspireCreateShare and what I am up to on my off time… SHENANIGANS!!! If you want to see live updates then follow me on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM and you will see all kinds of craziness, FUN TIMES!!!

Double Duty Tuesday!

Morning Stampers! I am going to share a few cute projects with you today, it’s TUESDAY the 15th and you know what that means… CHALLENGES GALORE!!!  Today I am sharing TWO projects for TWO separate challenges- HOW FUN!  I am already enjoying my time here in Salt Lake, as the annual Stampin’ Up! Convention gets underway… which means that it’s SUPER late while I am writing this and I am SUPER tired, so forgive me for not being as funny or descriptive with today’s post.

So first up on the docket today is the challenge for Hand Stamped Sentiments, check this out-

HSS Sketch challenge

A specialty card for a friend.

This card was FUN, it was a special request for a friend – her daughter is turning 45 in a few days and wanted a FUN and bright card and I love this set and the sketch for this challenge was just perfect for the theme and the set itself.

HSS Sketch challenge

HSS Sketch Challenge #190

Of course I had to flip mine on it’s side, LOL!!

HSS Sketch challenge

Fun embellishments and customized elements…

Don’t worry… I will be sharing details about these cards later this week, when I have a bit more time.

The next challenge on the schedule for today is brought to us by Stampin’ Celebration… and it too was a sketch challenge.

SCIC Sketch challenge

I loved these colors, fun and great for ALL!

The sketch we had to work with was super cute too-

SCIC Sketch challenge

SCIC Sketch Challenge

I loved layering the flower for this card… it makes it really come out at you!

SCIC Sketch challenge

Simple elements make an adorable card!

Take a moment and play along with me on BOTH challenges… you will have so much fun and will be amazed at what your creativity can make.  I can’t wait to see you play along with us.  Well, I am headed off to bed just to get up in a couple of hours to meet up with all my convention buddies, I am super excited but so exhausted. I will share more later about these cards and projects, but until them be sure to follow me on FACEBOOK to catch up on the latest convention buzz and all the shenanigans that is “Convention!!”

Don’t forget…

First K.I.S.S. Class Series NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Have you been feeling overwhelmed at the thought of creating your own cards or scrap layouts on your own?  Do you feel like you don’t have the knowledge or experience to jump into paper crafting? Do you feel overwhelmed when you sit down to try and be creative or make a card or scrapbook page?  Do you ever think there must be an easier way?

Well I am here to tell you that there is!  I remember feeling and going through ALL those emotions when I first started stamping and that’s  why I created this ALL NEW ONLINE CLASS SERIES I want you to be able to sit down and enjoy the time you have to be creative, and that’s exactly what this class series is designed to do.

K.I.S.S. Keep It Simple & Stamp Online Classes

This NEW Online Class Series is a MUST for all paper crafter from BEGINNERS to ADVANCED!!!

Let me tell you a little about this class series.  The entire series will consists of 6 installments or modules.  Each module builds on the skills you learned in the previous classes so by the time you complete all 6 classes you will have the confidence and skills to create, reconstruct, and design ANYTHING.  Plus I share industry secrets that will help you save money and get the most from your supplies!

What will I learn in INSTALLMENT ONE?

In the first installment (which is being released July 2014) I share with you ALL the MUST HAVE TOOLS that you need to get started in papercrafting.  Believe it or not the list isn’t very long! I also include a TON of my curated video tips and product reviews so you know what to look for and really develop a knowledgeable foundation for stamping.  There is SO MUCH information in each class module that you head might literally explode!! BUT I lay it all out for you in such an organized manner that it’s never intimidating or overwhelming.  Each part of the class is set up like building blocks, so once you get the first part second part makes total sense.

Who is this class series really for?

When I first created this class series I developed it for BEGINNERS however when I really looked at it I realized that it is perfect for NEW DEMONSTRATORS, EXPERIENCED DEMONSTRATORS WITH A DOWNLINE, and EXPERIENCED STAMPERS alike .

Think About It…

How many of us joined Stampin’ Up! just for the product, (I know I did) and then really wanted to venture into holding classes and workshops and such, but were (or are) WAY too intimidated to do so because we just didn’t or don’t feel like we know enough to offer that to anyone??  That is something that SO many demonstrators experience.  And experienced stampers are always looking for ways to maximize their crafting time and money and this class series will absolutely help everyone make the most out of their time and supplies.

How much does the class cost?

Believe it or not, it’s WAY less expensive than you might think, Each Online Class is ONLY $25.00, which when you see how much information and content are included in these classes you will walk away knowing you got a smokin’ deal and before you know it you will be happily  creating without the anxiety and stress you used to feel.

I AM OFFERING A DISCOUNT TO FELLOW STAMPIN’ UP! DEMOs! If you are a demonstrator (and you don’t have to be an HSS TEAM MEMBER) simply EMAIL ME A SCREEN SHOT of your Stampin’ Up! home page (the one that displays your name) and I will send you a discount code that will get you a $5 OFF THE CLASS.

IF YOU ARE AN HSS TEAM MEMBER then I offer this class series to you for JUST $5!!  It’s just another way that I support and give back to the team that gives so much.  When you feel empowered and confident, then you are able to grow your business as well.  I will be posting the discount code for this class on our HSS PRIVATE FACEBOOK PAGE, so look there for the details.  If you have been thinking about joining the Stampin’ Up! family, I would LOVE to welcome you to MY TEAM… if you want to chat about the possibilities or have any questions EMAIL ME or call me- I would be more than happy to chat with you.

Hurry, don’t spend any more time stressing out… use the button below to get your GETTING STARTED INSTALLMENT of the all NEW K.I.S.S. (Keep It Simple & Stamp) Class Series TODAY!

July’s I CAN DO IT! Online Class is READY!!

The class you have been waiting for is finally complete and ready for purchase!  The ALL NEW I CAN DO IT! ONLINE CLASS SERIES is one that you will look forward to each month.  Each class will have a featured product and my online class will show you fun and unique ways to use that product, along with helpful tips and tricks.  This month it’s all about Designer Series Paper, and coincidentally DSP is on special right now!!

July I can do that online class


Don’t forget that you can get this FAB online class at a DISCOUNT, CLICK HERE to find out how!

I CAN DO IT class series

Each month will have a new class with a new hostess code that will get you the class at a better price!

I will teach you how to AND give you awesome tools to assist you in creating a minimum of 20 simple cards complete with templates, cutting guides, helpful hint and instructional video tutorials and SO MUCH MORE!!!  If you have ever attempted to create these style of cards, you may have found it to be confusing BUT I break it down so that the steps are easy to follow and simple to complete.

The possibility for this class are endless… you could create all 20 cards and be set for any occasion for a good while, OR create these cards as Thank You’s to be given as a gift to a friend or Teacher… or break up the set and create packs of 5 and give as stationary gifts… the possibilities are endless!  In the class I not only share with you how to create the 20 cards, but with just one pack of DSP and card bases you could easily create 40 or 60 or more!!  Not to mention you can create several cases, and I show you how to create those too!

The I CAN DO IT! CLASS is just $25.00, and that’s JUST barley $1 per project included in this ONLINE CLASS, IF you only make 20 cards.  If you make more then your savings goes even further!!  BUT WAIT! You could get this class for just $16.99 using a discount code… TO FIND OUT HOW CLICK HERE!

HURRY the discount code for this class is ONLY available for July, after that the class is only available at FULL PRICE.  Get in on this amazing class TODAY, just click on the image below:

Exciting New DEALS and Updating Coming Your Way!

It’s TUESDAY and you know what that means… ALL KINDS of AWESOMENESS from Stampin’ Up! There are of course brand NEW Weekly Deals to be had, along with some NEW Holiday Stamp sets that are being released NOW… plus so much more- let’s see!!

Check out the ALL NEW weekly deals, there are some FAB FAVE’s in this weeks selections-

Weekly Deals with

Special Pricing only good through 7/14/14


Several NEW Holiday Sets were released today, these will also be featured in the upcoming Holiday Catalog soon to arrive late July.

Beauty of the Season Set

AVAIL. BEGINNING JULY 8th ITEM #135776 WM or #135779 CM

This set would be perfect set to use with our FAB BLENDABILITIES!!

All but 6 colors are available to order as of TODAY!!


but don’t forget that there is another just released Holiday set, this one has to be my FAV!

Merry & Bright Photopolymer

NEW Photopolymer CHRISTMAS BLISS set, also avail. July 8th #138897

Check these out-

New holiday sets

Get these babies NOW- head to my ONLINE STORE TODAY!

Remember there are LOTS of FUN things coming up… and cool classes in the works so stay tuned.  DOWNLOAD the HSS APP to stay connected with the touch of a finger- GET THE APP HERE! It’s totally FREE and you will wonder how you lived without it!

Super Simple One Layer Wonders

If you are like most paper crafters, you believe MORE is BETTER- right?  Well a few weeks ago I took on a personal challenge to create only ONE LAYER style cards.  I have named them ONE LAYER WONDERS, and they are super rewarding to create.  Especially for someone that really likes those CAS type of cards (Clean And Simple).  I shared this card with you a few days ago…

Simple one layer card with Fabulous Four and Gorgeous Grunge

Simple cards are so FUN and quick!

And I put together a few more styles for FUN.

One Layer Wonder Cards by

A few simple techniques and simple card bases, equal FAB cards!

I found it a little harder than anticipated to create these cards with NO additional layers… so of course I had to add something to them, can you guess what it is??

One Layer Wonder Cards by

Getting the most out of just a few ink colors is a FUN trick!

Of course I had to add a little sparkle to my cards, and although Dazzling Details would have made them more sparkly it would have caused the ink to bleed and that’s not the look I was going for. Plus the fact that the DD causes the card stock to warp, and that these are just one layer cards- it just wouldn’t work.

One Layer Wonder Cards by

Using simple patterns and great sentiments make great cards.

One Layer Wonder Cards by

I love all the possibilities and variations that can be used.

I thought that I would share a FUN and FREE tutorial with you.  I just love how simple it is to create these cards and I thought that you might like this too.  Challenge yourself to make it more simple, you will be amazed at how hard it is at first, LOL!!

One Layer Wonder Cards by

There are 5 cards included in the tutorial.

Want the FREE TUTORIAL?  CLICK HERE to download the .PDF tutorial now.

Want to get additional FREE TUTORIALS and CLASSES from HSS?  Then you should consider JOINING MY HOSTESS CLUB, my Hostess Club Members get monthly class tutorials and project kits for FREE as a perk of being a member of my Hostess Club.  There are SO many other perks in addition to the FREE CLASSES, you can check them ALL out HERE!

WANT TO JOIN?  There are just a few spots available for my July group, CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS AND TO JOIN TODAY!