Rubber Stamp & Paper Crafting Convention! – Stamp Scrap Art Tour 2014

I’ve been looking forward to this show for several reasons.  While regular craft shows are fun, there’s nothing like being surrounded by fellow stampers and scrapbookers.  I love talking and sharing stories with everyone at the show, and this year I’m doing the Make & Take party on Friday night too.  Also, I will be bringing a larger variety of items for sale this year based on feedback I got last year.  Not to mention, there’s my BIG drawings!!!

They moved this year from Mesquite to Plano which is closer to me, so I’m happy about that.  I think the show will be a big hit in Plano,TX at the Plano Centre (see newsletter link for address and show times).

The Big Drawings*: I will be having 2 drawings this year.  One for a FREE Big Shot ($99.95 value) and one for a FREE Many Marvelous Markers set ($109.95 value).

You can qualify for the drawings four ways and earn extra tickets on top of that!

1 ticket   – Paper Pumpkin subscription with me (keep min. 2 months)
2 tickets –  for every $50 in catalog orders at the show
3 tickets –  for booking a home party held prior to May 27, 2014
5 tickets –  for joining my team of demonstrators by January 28, 2014 (day 1 of Sale-a-Bration)

*  You might want to bring address labels to stick to your tickets *
*  Only one prize allowed per person *
*  Paper Pumpkin subscription – Extra ticket if you sign up by Sat. *
*  Current demos and my family members are not eligible for the drawings *
*  Prize winners must have a local address.  I will deliver the prizes or you can stop by to pick up.*

I will have 2 boxes (1 for each prize).  You can put your tickets in whichever box you like or split them between boxes.  Only one prize allowed per person.  If your name is drawn twice, you will win the first prize that your name was drawn for.

Boost your chances with more tickets (must have already earned tickets by one of the four ways above):
1 extra ticket – Like my Facebook page:
1 extra ticket – Follow my Blog:
1 extra ticket – Your Paper Pumpkin subscription goes in by Saturday night (January 25th).
1 extra ticket – Attend my Make & Take at the Friday night party (just heard this is full).

Orders: The tickets are awarded at the show when your order form is completed & turned in to me or my helper.  Orders will be placed January 28, 2014, so that you can take advantage of free Sale-a-Bration items.

Paper Pumpkin Subscription: Tickets awarded when I receive the email confirming your subscription.
Party Bookings:  Tickets awarded when you choose a date on my calendar.
Joining My Team:  Tickets awarded when I receive the confirmation email from Stampin’ Up!.

Drawings will be held on Wednesday, January 29, 2014.  This allows me time to receive all confirmation emails for Paper Pumpkin subscriptions and joining my team.  See links on my blog in the right margin for Paper Pumpkin and Join My Team.  Winners notified by email/phone.  I will also send an e-card to everyone that entered to announce the winners.

Hope to see you there!

Sweet Paper Pumpkin Kit Deal – Free Markers & Extra Kit

At Leadership, we got a sneak peek at the next 3 months (January, February, & March) of Paper Pumpkin kits…WOW!  They have really increased the value of what we get in the kits!  They said that going forward we will be seeing this kind of value every month.  They were a good value before, but I am very excited about the upcoming kits.

I can’t reveal photos of the upcoming kits, but I can show you the last 2 month’s kits.  I took some photos of them laid out at Leadership.  Every kit has some type of ink and stamps or left over embellishments that you can keep after the project is done to use on other projects.

Anyway…now is the time to try it out and take advantage of the promotion.  Click the link below to get your welcome kit and start getting these monthly creative kits coming right to your door.

Dates: January 11-February 10, 2014

Promotion – FREE MARKERS:

New Paper Pumpkin subscribers who sign up at between January 11 and February 10, 2014, will receive a FREE set of
2012-2014 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers -a $14.95 value with their
Welcome Kit.  Kits are only $19.95 which includes shipping but not tax.

Sweetening the deal:  I have extra kits from past months … so for the first 2 people that subscribe before January 21st, I will mail you an extra kit free!  Sign up today, because after the 21st, I’m packing them up to bring with me to sell at the Stamp Scrap Art Tour in Plano.

P.S.  Click on my newsletter icon in the margin for news about the Stamp Scrap Art Tour if you live in North Texas.  I will do a post about this show soon.

Happy Stampin’

One More Craft Show – Mistletoe Market in McKinney

At the Grace Avenue UMC Holiday Bazaar I met Deb who said she had been looking for a Stampin’ Up! vendor for her show in McKinney, and she added how much she just loved Stampin’ Up!  Well, how can you turn that down.  So, recently added to my schedule is this show.  If you live nearby and want to shop my retired items, take advantage of show only specials, and enter my door prize, here are the deets:

Address and Times:
November 9th from 9am to 3pm
Crosspoint Church
2101 South Stonebridge Dr
McKinney, TX

Happy Stampin’

My Fall Craft Show Schedule

I have 4 shows coming up in October and November.  Here’s the details for the shows:

Come shop from 9am to 4pm:
First United Methodist Church
4901 Paige Rd.
The Colony, TX

Come shop from 9am to 4pm:
Grace Avenue United Methodist Church
3521 Main St
Frisco, TX

Saturday hours: 9am to 6pm
Sunday hours: 11am to 5pm
Pearce High School
1600 N Coit Rd
Richardson, TX 75080

Come shop from 9am to 3pm:
1st Baptist Church Frisco
7901 Main St
Frisco, TX 75034

Come visit my booth at any or all of these shows! I
will have plenty of discounted retired items including paper, stamp sets, ink, punches, dies, ribbon and more. 
Also, I have NEW holiday ribbon and paper bundles, Paper Pumpkin kits,
handmade cards & other items, catalogs, show specials, and door prizes.

Can’t wait to visit with y’all.
Happy Stampin’


Kind & Cozy and Vintage Postcard – Open House Projects

Thank you to everyone that came to my Open House.  I believe I had 16 ladies that came and went during the 3 hour window.  At 4pm, I drew the door prizes and 5 lucky ladies won 6 door prizes (yes, Pam won twice!!).  Along with shopping retired goodies, I also had two Make’n’Takes at my Open House.  Here they are:


  • Kind & Cozy


  • Baked Brown Sugar
  • Whisper White
  • Pacific Point
  • Strawberry Slush

Tools / Extras:

  • Stripes embossing folder
  • Basic Jewels – Pearls
  • Tafetta ribbon

The Kind & Cozy card was inspired by another card I saw similar to this layout.

Here’s the Vintage Postcard card with lots of sponging…love that sponging…although somehow my Crumb Cake sponge was missing during the Open house, so they improvised and did direct to paper.  Sorry ’bout that.


  • Postcard
  • Chalk Talk
  • Postage Due
  • Timeless Talk
  • Very Vintage – Jumbo Wheel


  • Crumb Cake
  • Midnight Muse
  • Early Espresso
  • Naturals White

Tools / Extras

  • Distressing Tool
  • Postage Stamp punch
  • Stampin’ Sponge
  • Baker’s Twine – White
  • Chalktalk Framelits
  • 1 3/8″ Circle punch

Vintage is my favorite!  And the Naturals White makes a great card base for this layout.  I had no idea how much I’d be using the Timeless Talk stamp set…love all those images!

Happy Stampin’

Open House – Retired Goodies, Make’n’Takes, Fabulous Door Prizes!!!

I’m having the biggest Open House ever on Sunday, June 23rd!  Here’s some photos of getting ready for my Retired Buffet:

I have many more punches, wheels, stamp sets, embellishments, Big Shot dies & embossing folders.  Above is just a small sample.

I also have the new catalogs, 2 make’n’take cards, brownies, & tea.  Not to mention some fabulous door prizes.  You can increase your odds of winning by doing the following:

Hope to see you there!
Happy Stampin’


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