Exciting News! Project Life by Stampin’ Up!


Project Life

Get ready for a scrapbooking revolution with Project Life! It helps busy people (so basically all of us) document life using photos and journaling in a quick, simple, and fabulous way. We’ve partnered with Becky Higgins, creator of Project Life, to offer a complete line of elite products.

Becky explains, “It’s called Project LIFE because it’s about YOUR LIFE. Whatever your life is. Whatever your stage of life. Whatever your family circumstances. Whatever your lifestyle. Project Life is designed to help anyone and everyone get their pictures into a book.”  In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.


You will be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1. And with the launch of Stampin’ Up!’s new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from the complete line of Project Life products!

  • Coordination, coordination, coordination. You know Stampin’ Up! does it best, and the Project Life line is no exception.
  • Our products center on things that matter most-weddings, babies, kids, and the everyday moments of getting together with your favorite people-all things that need to be remembered.
  • Our card collections come without rounded corners so you can decide if you want to keep them that way (and match the corners of your photos as they come) or use our Project Life Corner Punch to round them out.
  • Our card collections come packaged in an exclusive storage system that holds all your Project Life supplies on your desk: cards, journaling pens, photos, accessory packs, stamp sets, and more.

Would you like to…


It’s easy!  Just purchase the Stampin’ Up! $99 Starter Kit thru me HERE.  If you are a card maker or a scrapbooker, this is for you.  It’s the best way to get the best products around at the best price.

As a part of Stampin’ Up!, you’ll be able to pre-order Stampin’ Up! Project Life products starting Monday, April 21 plus get discounts on available Project Life and other Stampin’ Up! products while you remain a member.  At a minimum, you’ll enjoy discounts & benefits through October 31, 2014–a perfect way to try it out, have some fun, all risk-free with no further purchase required! 

Email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com if you have any questions.  My goal is to help make your life easier with the best products and training available!



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Fun Cards!

Lisa Prettos cardAs promised, here are a few cards I received at the Tucson retreat.  The one above is from Lisa Pretto.  It uses the Starburst Framelit Dies – the circles with the jagged edges.  I love this card, it would be perfect for a good student!

Pattis cardThis beautiful card was made by my friend Patti Carbonell.  Do you see how she used the Banner Framelit Dies?  The Whisper White sheet on the top is cut with one of the dies.  Then another smaller die was used to cut another banner and that banner was affixed to the Basic Black piece below.  She then added the layered flowers.  Gorgeous card!

Do you have a Big Shot?  It’s the wonderful machine that allows you to use these dies and make these darling cards.  I have to say it revolutionized my card making!  If you don’t have one, this is a great time to order one!  Check it out below!

Thanks for stopping by today!



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More Fun In Tucson!


Here we are, the Pals at the Tucson training!  We had such great speakers today.  It was a full day learning and having fun.  We chatted a lot, and joked and laughed!


Here Mary Fish is speaking.  She had us wear these hats, and boy was there a lot of laughing then!  They were pretty colored hats though :-)


And here we are together, me and Mary!

Well, I have to say it was a big day.  I’ve met so many nice stampers and will bring home lots of great ideas!

Tomorrow I’ll post a few of the cards I received over the weekend…

Thanks for stopping by!







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Fun in Tucson!


Wow, what a fun first day at the Inkbig Stamping Retreat!  My friend Linda Foster and I flew to Phoenix together.  We met another Pal and drove down to Tucson together.  FYI, the Pals are Mary Fish’s Pretty Pals, a group of demonstrators headed up by Mary Fish.  What an amazing group of people, and I’m so glad I’m a part of this fun bunch!

This evening started out with a fun Sip and Swap at a nearby restaurant.  I got to meet some new friends…


Here Linda and I are chatting with fellow Pal, Brian King.  He’s giving some tips on photos for blogs, so I’m listening intently!


And to top off a fun day we had dessert at Mary’s house and got to see her new stamping studio!

Tomorrow will be a fun day of learning! I’ll take you with me there too, so stop back by!








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Weekly Deals and a Fun Announcement!

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Oh boy, these weekly deals are great!  I think I might order the Punch Pack, what about you?  Just click the photos above to go right to the online store to find out more.  Don’t miss these great deals!!

~ Fun Weekend! ~

Ok, now for my fun announcement!  Well, it’s fun for me!  And, I hope you will enjoy it with me.  This weekend I’m going to a stamping retreat in Arizona!  Yeah!  It will be three –3– days of Stampin’ Up! learning!  My uplines (the people above me), Mary Fish and Lisa Pretto, are teaching us and I can’t wait!  I leave early tomorrow morning to fly over there and, I’m going to take you with me!!  Yes, it’s true!  I think I can post to my blog via my iPhone, so I’m going to try it.  I hope it works.  If you don’t hear from me then it didn’t work!!!  But, I will definitely be posting to my Facebook page HERE.

So come with me and enjoy!

See you soon!




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Sunburst for the Pals!


I love the bright colors in this week’s Pals Paper Arts Challenge!  They really go well together and totally make me smile :-)  We’ve had weather in the mid-80′s here in San Diego this week and these colors made me think of a big shining sun!

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The Calypso Coral sun is made from a piece of the Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper.  The pattern is even larger on the piece of dsp, I cut it down to fit my card and backed it with a scalloped circle of Pear Pizzazz.  It’s so big there’s not much else needed, right?

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I have some fun news to tell you:  This weekend I’m going to a stamping retreat with some of the wonderful Pals who sponsor today’s challenge.  I’m so excited!  I’ll be in Tucson, Arizona, for three days stamping away and learning lots of new things.  I may post a photo or two from there, but watch for my posts when I return as I’m sure I’ll have much to share with you!

YOU can be a part of the Stampin’ Pretty Pals just like I am!!  Simply order the Starter Kit from me — only $99 for $125 worth of products and free shipping to your home.  You will automatically become a part of this exciting group of stampers and you, too, can take advantage of some of the wonderful opportunities we have, like this stamping retreat!!  CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE!  I’d sure love to have you, either as a hobby stamper or a business stamper.  Either way, you’ll get amazing benefits and make lots of wonderful new friends!

Thank you for stopping by today!





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Earth Day Blog Hop!

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for April. To celebrate Earth Day,  this month we are showcasing projects that feature recycled, re-purposed, or earthy/recycling themed elements.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Christie Crosby at Stampin’ Creativity, stop number 17 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

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This project uses something recycled from Starbucks, can you guess what it is?  Well, you can probably see it just below :-)  It’s a lunch box from a Starbucks sandwich I had a few days ago (ham and cheddar – pretty good)!!

Hop recycle box

The box formed the base of a pretty spring bouquet of flowers made from designer series papers and our wonderful Spiral Flower Die.

Hop Bench with Pail

Each flower is cut from the die but rolled very loosely.  The large end of the piece cut with the die is removed and the the remainder softened in a circle motion with a bone folder.  You then roll the flower loosely using a glue dot every so often to hold it together.

Hop Pink Flower

 Glue gun a circle of dsp to the base of the flower and line the inside with ruffled ribbon glue gunned to the inside.

Hop Purple Flower

Hop Yellow Flower

 Make one, make a bunch!  Aren’t they darling?

If you have any questions, please email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com.

The next stop is Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping, stop number 19 on the Pals Blog Hop!

Thanks for visiting and  I hope to see you next month.

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  1. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  2. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  3. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  4. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  5. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  7. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  8. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  11. Martie Pollard at Crafty Bandit
  12. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
  13. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  14. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  15. Goldie Shaul at Punch and Stamp with Goldie
  16. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  17. Christie Crosby at Stampin’ Creativity
  18. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards.com   <<<<<<<<< YOU ARE HERE!!
  19. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  20. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  21. Amanda at Inkflair
  22. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  23. Brian King at Stamp with Brian


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Pretty Spring Candles!


These ordinary pillar candles have quickly become pretty spring candles just by adding some Stampin’ Up! embellishments!  I love these glass candlesticks I got last fall.  I’d wanted candlesticks like these for a long time and I finally found just what I wanted.  So, as winter has turned to spring I find that I’m just not ready to put them away.  Hmm…then I got the idea to tie some of our gorgeous Stampin’ Up! ribbons on my candles, and voila, spring candles!!


Each one is a little different from the others.  The one just above is tied with Blushing Bride 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon and Gold Sequin Trim.

Candle1This small candle is tied with the same Chevron Ribbon and 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in the very bright Daffodil Delight.  The pink and the yellow together look SO nice!

You’ll notice that underneath each candle is a Tea Lace Doily which gives a sweet, lacy look.  Now I can keep out my candle holders and they’ve become a great spring decoration!  Whee!



What do you have around your house that you can brighten up for spring?

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have you liked me on Facebook?  Did you know that I post most of my cards and projects over there the night before they go on the blog?  Come meet me over there and get all the scoop early!


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Thankful Bookmarks!


For the past 9 weeks I’ve been hosting a study in my home on thankfulness and how being thankful can change your life!  Some friends and I have been reading a book called “One Thousand Gifts” by Ann Voskamp.  It’s a great book and we’ve really enjoyed it.  We are having our final class today and I wanted to make them something special as a reminder of our time together!  What else?  Bookmarks!!


Here’s a picture of the book cover.  I wanted the bookmarks to remind us of our study.  Right away I thought of the cute Stampin’ Up! stamp set called Take Care.  It has a little bird nest and three little eggs, just like the book cover.  What do you think?


It’s so much fun to make special things for our friends.  That’s one thing I really love about Stampin’ Up! ~ well, among other things ~ that it gives me gorgeous products and I can use them to make pretty things to give away :-)

Have you read this book?  I’d sure like to know.  It’s a life-changing book.  If you haven’t read it, I would highly recommend it!

Thanks for stopping by today!






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Weekly Deals for You!

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Did you know that Stampin’ Up! offers great discounts on current products every week?  They’re called Weekly Deals, and here are the deals for this week:

April 1 – 7


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Take advantage of these while you can!


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