Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Paper Pumpkin!

Paper Pumpkin is now 3 years old!  If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin or if you have and want to rejoin, you can!  I have a Paper Pumpkin board on Pinterest that you can get a variety of ideas of what to do with your kit should you not like the suggested choices Stampin' Up! provides.  

And did you know there is a Facebook Page, Paper Pumpkin Fan Club, where you can get even more inspiration from those who decided to use their creativity juices and think outside the box?

Here are the two cards I made using July, 2015, Paper Pumpkin kit.  This kit was on the Past Kits available list, but when I checked today, they are no longer available.  BUT, using these ideas, you can use the new stamp set, A Nice Cuppa (140683), and use your own washi tape and designer series papers to dress up your cards!

These two cards are really adorable and I cannot wait to make some more of these using my designer series papers and stamps.  

Paper Pumpkin is delivered right to your door each month and you can opt out before the 10th of each month.  One thing, though, is that you do NOT know what is coming before the 15th of the month.  Stampin' Up! releases a video and other demonstrators will post them on Facebook.  If you want it to be a surprise, don't watch the videos!

Be sure to let me know if you have any questions about Paper Pumpkin.  

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Weekly Deals!

This week's deals are sure to be popular!  The metal rimmed pearls are a great addition to any project and with Mother's Day right around the corner, you may want to stock up on these!  The gift box punch board and the two sets of thinlits and framelits are a great deal as well if you haven't already gotten them.

Do you know the difference between a framelit and a thinlit? Framelits are just frames around an image.  Thinlits have more details to them like the Window in the Hearth and Home set.  

I also want to welcome Phyllis Barnaby to my Stampin' Up! team!  Hobby demonstrators are welcome and you DON'T need to do anything more after you sign up to become a demonstrator and get your FREE product.  Remember until the 31st of March, you get $155 of product (this includes Sale-A-Bration items) for $99.

Don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions!

Happy Crafting,


3 X 5 Notepad Covers

Yes, it is Tuesday, so we have new Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals.  Remember that I have the hostess code to use in the image and the code goes in the lower left corner of your shopping bag!  Also remember that there are limited quantities of these items, so you will want to order sooner rather than later or you will be paying the regular price for these items.

Today's share are some 3X5 Notepad holders.  I designed a bunch of these before Christmas using Christmas papers and they all sold!  So now I'm using some retired Spring looking designer series papers from Stampin' Up!

These notepads are made with a belly band to ensure the paper inside doesn't get ruffled when sitting in your purse. There is also a little sleeve inside so when the pad is empty, you can slide the pad out and slip another one in!

Happy Crafting,


Monday, March 28, 2016

Purse Gift Card Holders

I make these through out the year.  Today's share is for Birthdays  I have one for Just Because as well, but forgot to take a picture!  These purses are made from a piece of 6 X 6 Designer Series Papers.  I used Lucky Limeade for the purse trim and the cardstock handles are covered with ribbon.

What's nice about these gift card holders is that they fold flat for easy transport -- whether you are flying home, or mailing the holder.  Just address the package to someone other than the recipient so they can open and put the gift card inside!

Happy Crafting!


Sunday, March 27, 2016

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Gift Class

Today's your last chance to come in and make those last few gifts that you need to put in an Easter Basket.  

If you don't have time to make the gifts, I also have them already crafted and ready for you to purchase!  

I also have these ready to go.  I love how they came out. France Martin, fellow Stampin' Up! Demonstrator posted a card on her blog with this cross on it.  I changed up how the ribbon drapes and used different colors.  Oh, I mine are Hershey Bar Wraps, not cards.  These would make great book marks for your Bible once you've eaten the chocolate, too!  

To make my crosses, I cut my Crumb Cake cardstock to fit the Washi Label Punch from Stampin' Up!  I then slipped my ends in so I can punch just the edges.  I used Early Expresso ink on the Wood Background Stamp to make the crosses look like wood.  I didn't have enough Candy Dots, so I used my favorite Owl Builder Punch and punched out the smaller circles for the nails in the cross.

I popped the cross up on dimensionals and added the retired stamp, "He Is Risen" to the wrap.

I then took the cross idea one step further and made these Stand Up Post It Note holders.  I like how they came out as well.  The crosses were die cut from my Cricut and adhered with dimensionals as well.

These are all available at the Branson Mill Craft Village.

Happy Crafting,


Friday, March 25, 2016

Easter Gift Ideas

Remember these little guys?  Well I thought I would make some for Easter as well.  

I did two different labels for these, pink and green.

I also have a couple of the Easter baskets made up from last year.  I found supplies already cut so decided to put them together as well.  

I also made a couple of these Nugget Trays for Easter. These will fit very nicely in an Easter Basket!

These trays are good for any holiday or for no reason at all. They are quick to make too! 

I took a piece of Wisteria Wonder cardstock, measuring 6 X 2 inches.  You can also use double-sided Designer Series Papers for this.  I stamped Happy Easter across the back using Versa Mark.  I then wrapped each nugget and placed in the Wilton Pretzel bag.  Remember, you should not adhere the papers to the Hershey Nuggets.

I created the tag using the corner rounder on my Envelope Punch board and my paper snips to trim the top.  I used a retired stamp set, Easter Blossoms to stamp on the tag.  

Let me know if you have any questions!

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, March 24, 2016

Flag Wreath

Today's share is a wreath I made for the Branson Mill.  We are having a Veterans of Honor celebration at the Branson Mill on the 6th of May.  I volunteered to make and raffle off something and I thought this wreath was the perfect item.

I used Stampin' Up! retired designer series papers for the flags.  First I cut them at 1-1/2 X 12 inch strips. I then used the new Triple Banner Punch on the ends. I used Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue on the flags so they wouldn't come apart in the heat.  

There are 13 stars on this wreath to represent the 13 colonies.  The stars were die cut on my Cricut with the Silver Glimmer paper from Stampin' Up! and attached with glue dots.  I then created a banner "Let Freedom Ring" using Stampin' Up! Letters Framelits.  These were attached with a second piece of cardstock to sandwich the white bakers twine between the banner and the cardstock.  I love how this came out.  I have a second one up for sale as well.  Come out to the Branson Mill Craft Village to see this creation!

Happy Crafting,

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Easter Gift Ideas

I want to first remind you of my drop in class today, where we will be making a post it Note cover and a book mark.  I hope you can take time out of your busy schedule to come craft today!

Also, our last Easter Gift Class is scheduled for Saturday, March 26th.  Class starts at 12:30 and you will be making the four gifts I've highlighted this month.  

Today's share are a couple of Baptism cards I made.  I was playing with my embossing folders and really like how the two different techniques bring out the words on these cards.

The first card, I embossed and then ran my ink pad over the whole cross.  The second card, I used less pressure with a sponge on the words only.

Both cards are for sale up at the Branson Mill, or you can contact me if you would like one of them.  If they are sold, I will custom make one for you!

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Weekly Deals

It was a long day today and I just now was able to get these deals out to you! I have the Hostess code located in the lower RIGHT corner of this picture.  This code goes in the lower LEFT corner of your shopping bag before checking out.

If you have been stamping for some time, you will know that the Pearls, Glitter, and Silver Satin Ribbon are must haves for cards and scrapbooks!  I don't have the Curvy Corner Trio Punch, but may consider getting it now that it is on sale!  

Happy Crafting,


Class Reminder - Post It Note And Bookmark

It's Tuesday, and the Weekly Deals will be posted shortly.  In the meantime, I want to remind you that tomorrow's class is being held all day, as in, you drop in when you can and you can make each of these two crafts.  Class fee is $9.99.  I prefer you let me know when you are coming so I'm not in the middle of lunch!

I have a limited number of supplies cut, but can cut more if we run out.  Remember that classes are held in Desiree's Craftroom at the Branson Mill Craft Village.  

Be sure to stop in and make your crafts on Wednesday, March 23rd! 

Happy Crafting,


Monday, March 21, 2016

Have you missed something?

Did you know that I have other pages here on my blog for you to look at?  I have a page dedicated to Upcoming Events, Christmas Ornaments for Sale, Three Dimensional Christmas Ornaments for Sale as well as Crafts For Sale, and Stamp Sets for Sale.

On your phone, you may need to click on Home and then scroll down to see the other pages. 

If you see something you like but not the colors or wording, just let me know!  All of this can be changed out.  I also make custom changes right in the store so be sure to stop in!

Be sure to let me know if there is something that you would like to purchase.  I will figure shipping and send you a Paypal Invoice for the items you select.  

Questions??  Be sure to drop me an email at  I usually answer emails in the evenings.

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, March 19, 2016

Did You Miss This?

In the months of January and February, I hosted a 6 X 6 Foldout Scrapbook class.  If you missed this class but still want to take it, just send me an email of when you would like come in and make yours.  The last class I held, I decided to change up the color a little bit to be a little masculine.  This is the same scrapbook, except I used some retired cardstock (I have to get rid of the old so I can get some NEW), Handsome Hunter, in place of the pink.

Good news?  Yes!  I have two pink already cut, one Hunter Green already cut, and one Bravo Burgandy already cut.  If you want to purchase the kit, I will send you the PDF file on how to put it together.  

I can pre-punch the edges, but you will need to let me know whether you want "CELEBRATE" or a different word.

Happy Crafting,


Friday, March 18, 2016

Gift Class Reminder!

Tomorrow's Easter Gift class is scheduled from 12:30 - 3:30 pm.  Please be sure to let me know if you plan on attending! 

Remember to ask what crafts I have available that you can make when you stop in!  I have a variety of crafts cut and ready to be put together.  This includes the Easter Gift Class, if you cannot make it on a Saturday!

Right now, I have the following crafts ready for you to come in and make:

     Variety of cards for birthday, sympathy, wedding, etc.
     Stand up Post It Notes
     Corner Book Mark and Post It Note 
     3-Dimensional Stars
     6 X 6 Fold Out Scrapbook
     Paper Towel Roll Scrapbook
     Gift Class (Four items for $19.99) (Purse Gift Card Holders, Stand Up Post It notes, Hershey Bar Wraps, Popcorn Sleeves, etc.)

If you don't have time to make these crafts, I also have some that are already put together and are for sale in my store at the Branson Mill Craft Village.

I'll be posting more pictures next week of some of the crafts I made this week.  I have some Spring 3 X 5 notepads, 5 X 8 notepads, and more Stand Up Post It Notes.  All three of these are refillable so they make a very nice gift.

Be sure to stop in and see Desiree's Craftroom today!  

Happy Crafting,


Thursday, March 17, 2016

Turtles for You!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!  It's only fitting I share something green with you today!

I really had fun with this one.  I must have seen this on Facebook, because I pinned it to Pinterest, but didn't acknowledge who it was from.  So if this is your original creation, thank YOU for sharing it with us.

I used the Curvy Keepsake framelit die to create the box.  I embossed the sides and top only (so the bottom would stick together better) using the Honeycomb embossing folder in the annual catalog.  I used a retired Blossom Petals builder punch to create his head, tail, and four feet.  

I see from the original picture that the head is elevated on the box.  I attached mine to the bottom.  I think they both look cute!

Remember, you can use those punches for other things than what they were made for.

Happy Crafting,


Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Second Easter Card

Here is another Easter card I have on display at the Branson Mill.  I used the stamp sets, Blessed by God in the annual catalog and the retired stamp He is Risen to make this card.

I used the woodgrain embossing folder, also from the annual catalog, to simulate the wood.

I stamped the cross on the Very Vanilla base using the backside of the embossed Early Expresso so I would know where to stamp my cross.  I then mounted the Early Expresso piece onto the card base using lots of dimensionsals!

I used the Wink of Stella to highlight the cross and the dove. Don't think the picture does this card justice.  

Happy Crafting,


Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Easter Cards

I'm in love with Lost Lagoon In Color.  Today's share is a card I made using Lost Lagoon, Crumb Cake, and Whisper White cardstock.

I am using a retired Stampin' Up! stamp set because it is one of my all time favorites!  Easter Blossoms is the name of this set.

I stamped the girl in Lost Lagoon and then die cut her out using the labels framelits.  I backed her up with a crumb cake label framelit.  I used the retired labels paper piercing mat to uniformly punch the holes in the crumb cake label.  I popped this up on dimensionals and placed over the blossoms that I stamped in Lost Lagoon on the whisper white cardstock.

For the inside, I used words from Indescribable Gift and added a set of blossoms in the lower right corner.  I love how this card turned out!  

Happy Crafting,


Monday, March 14, 2016

Wreath Wall

I wanted to share with you some of the wreaths that I had made and what better way than to show off the new wall my husband helped me with!

These boards were left over from when we had our fence installed.  We added a little paint and hung them on the wall. I then added the different wreaths, to include the star bursts.

All of these are for sale so come down to the Branson Mill Craft Village and pick yours up today!

Don't see what you want?  Check tomorrow's blog for some color choices that you can select when you come to my Star Burst Class.

Happy Crafting,


Sunday, March 13, 2016

March 12th Easter Gift Class

I wanted to thank Jonetta (sp?) and Nyla for joining me today to make their Easter Gifts.  I was able to grab one picture, but not all of us like being in front of the camera.

We had a lot of fun and we even had some people stop to see what we were making.  If you haven't yet reserved your spot for next Saturday's class, be sure to do so soon!  

Happy Crafting,


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Weekly Deals

Yes, I'm late posting these! It's been a little hectic this week. We have a new Hostess code, 6F7BMHWB, which goes in the bottom left corner of your order.  Don't forget to check out the Clearance Rack as well!

We have used the Bow Builder Punch in a number of projects.  Here's the latest basket I made with the bow builder.  This makes an elegant table decoration should you decide to leave the handles off!

I've also used some of the Color Me Irresistable Designer papers in our 6 X 6 Fold Out Scrapbooks to add flair to the project.  And you can never have enough jewels for bling, so be sure to stock up on these as well!  

Also, remember that Sale-A-Bration ends March 31st, so if you purchase more than $50, you will get to select something for FREE!  

Happy Crafting,


Stand Up Post It Notes

Today I'm at the Branson Mill Craft Village hosting the second Easter Gift Class.  If you haven't pre-registered, you will want to do so for next Saturday's class so you know you have a chair reserved!

I've been selling quite a few of these stand up Post It Note holders so I thought I would share with you some of the ones I worked on this past week.  These are all Stand Ups and are available for purchase.  

I only displayed Apple of My Eye opened, but they all stand the same.  

Be sure to let me know what verse/colors you like so I can personalize one for you!

Happy Crafting,


Friday, March 11, 2016

Easter Gift Class

I'm at the Branson Mill Craft Village today, hosting the Paper Towel Roll Scrapbook class.  I wanted to remind you that I'm hosting the second Easter Gift Class tomorrow, March 12th, from 12:30 - 3:30 at the Branson Mill Craft Village. Please pre-register to reserve your chair as space is limited!  
Cost of the class is $19.99 and all supplies are included.  

Remember that I am offering this class every Saturday in March until Easter.  

If you would like to make these four crafts but Saturdays don't work for you, send me an email so we can work out a day/time that does work for you.  

Happy Crafting,