Thursday, December 10, 2015

2016 Occasions & SAB SNEAK PEEK!!!

Oh my goodness!!!! This is one of the reasons I LOVE being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! Not only do we get to see new products coming out, we get to buy them before they're available AND we can even get them free!!! More than half of the products shown in this post I got for free! (But of course, I want it all, so I had to buy more! HAHA!) You want in on the free stuff and fun? Click here.
Now, on to the goodies.
So, I'm still figuring out the video thing, and I realize now I should have zoomed in closer to the product. I'll do better next time I promise. The good news is I'll post pictures here so you can stare at them/drool over them/print them out to hang on your fridge as a not so subtle hint to your favorite gift giver. (You're welcome.)
Remember, unless you're a demonstrator, these products are available starting January 5th. Contact me to place your order! (Or if you happen upon this post after January 5th, just click here.) Also, check back often to see samples made with these products!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Paper Pumpkin November 2015: Mistletoe & Holly

Thank goodness it's finally December!!! For the last few weeks I have not wanted to TOUCH my Christmas card-making supplies! (It's not as bad as it sounds actually... it's because I've been completely GIDDY over the upcoming Occasions catalog and, of course, Sale-a-Bration!!!) (The most wonderful time of the stampin' year!)  Well, pre-order for demos started TODAY and you better believe my order was placed by 4AM thanks to a little mosquito. It sounds weird, but I'm serious. An actual mosquito was buzzing in my ear. I woke up and couldn't get back to sleep, so I thought I'd make the best of it!) Stay tuned for a fun little box opening video next week! I'm so excited!!!
While I'm off topic, I might as well mention that if you're NOT a demo yet, there IS a way to see (and better yet ORDER, and best yet GET FOR FREE) products from the upcoming catalogs! Starting today, when you buy the starter kit you can choose items from these catalogs! Oh yeah, TOTALLY worth it! Click here for more info on that.
Anyway, so with new products finally making their way to my hands, my Christmas card making has once again taken priority. Luckily, I made a BUNCH of Christmas cards throughout the year (including 18 shaker cards from the To You & Yours Kit) so I'm not too far behind. AND luckily, last month's Paper Pumpkin has all kinds of Christmas cuteness inside, INCLUDING a NOEL stamp!!!! It was love at first sight for sure.
As usual, the cards made following the included instructions are super cute! I might even finish the box up as designed so I can get my cards mailed out in the next week! But, it WAS super fun to play with other Christmas supplies.
Like the Snow Place set:
and the stars confetti punch:

Ooooh and a tip on these block images! I love the white ink, but it was a little....juicy. So I inked up the stamp and then used a push pin to quickly wipe out the excess ink of each letter so they were readable. You'll also notice a little scrap of fun Christmas paper from the Home For Christmas Designer Series Paper. Love that stuff! It's scattered all over my desk with other fun Christmas goodies.  Speaking of goodies, here's a little treat to make life a little easier: your monthly printable case insert. Don't forget to subscribe by email (top right) to get notified at the exact time I post next month's insert! That will ALSO make your life a little easier. We take what we can get, right?
As always, make sure to right click and save as a photo, that will make your printing process so much easier. I can't tell you the specifics of your printer, but you'll just print it as you would a regular full page photo.

Feel free to share with your Paper Pumpkin subscribing friends by referring them back to my website as the source for the printable case insert. Thank you! (And if by some strange reason you yourself have not yet subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, subscribe here!) Thanks again for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the magic of December!