Darling Mini Paint Cans!

Paint Cans 2Are these cute or what?  I love them!  I got the idea to make them from my friend, Shannon Jaramillo at EZPeasycards.com.  She gave me one as a gift and it is SO cute, I just had to make some myself to give as gifts!

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You can get these plain mini paint cans from the craft store.  A little designer series paper, some pretty ruffled ribbon and you’re on your way to a darling gift.

Paint Can greenThe flowers on top of the can were created with the Spiral Flower Die.  The tag from the Chalk Talk stamp set and matching framelits finishes it off.  I made these as Easter gifts and used a pretty bag from the February Paper Pumpkin Kit to hold them.

Paint Cans Easter bag


If you haven’t signed up for My Paper Pumpkin, I really encourage you to do so.  Every month you get a pretty red box delivered right to your door with all the supplies you need to make a beautiful project.  For the month of February the kit contained four bags like you see above with lots of alphabet letters to spell out anything you like on your bag.  I just love it!  To sign up, go to MyPaperPumpkin.com.  Be sure to designate me as your demonstrator :-)

Thanks for stopping by today!


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Retiring Products Available and Shipping is Free!


The retiring list is out!  This is the list of products that will be discontinued/retired on June 1st when the new annual catalog starts.  To see everything that’s retiring, view the two lists below:

Some of my favorite stamps are leaving:  En Francais, the Very Vintage Wheel…so sad.  To see the retiring stamps, CLICK HERE.

And lots of accessories and tools are retiring.  To see the retiring accessories and tools, CLICK HERE.

This year there are only a limited number of each item, so it’s first come, first serve.  If there’s something you really want, order it right away or it may be gone.  There’s no telling how fast they will go, so don’t wait! 


And, the best part is — this week only there is FREE SHIPPING on all orders!!  Yes, it’s true!  So order this week to take advantage of this great deal!


If you have any questions, feel free to email me at peggy@prettypapercards.com.


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Happy Easter!

Mary Easter Ivy

He is risen, He is risen indeed!  That’s what the early church used as their greeting on Resurrection Sunday, so that’s how I greet you today.  I’m honored to be Mary Fish’s guest stamper and to bring you my card celebrating this special day.

Mary Easter bench

Pastel rosebuds seem so appropriate, don’t you think?  I made them using a small portion of card stock cut with the Spiral Flower Die (the thin section at the outer edge of the die).  The gold thread is pulled out from a piece of Gold Baker’s Twine.  And the pretty white and gold flower bed is created using the Bojo Blossoms Punch and a few pearls.

Mary Easter close up

What are you doing today?  I’d love to hear!  I’m going to church and then to a nice brunch with my family — yumm, and no dishes, yippee!

Thank you for stopping by today!  Have a wonderful Easter!





Mary Easter white back


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Yes it’s true!  Next week, from Monday through Friday, anything you order is shipped to you FREE!  This is huge!  Normally, if you spend $69 or more, your shipping charge is 10% of your total.  If your purchase is $69 or less your shipping charge is a set $6.95.  This means the least you will save is $6.95 and the most you will save is 10%…TEN PERCENT is a pretty big savings, right?

Get your wish list ready!  Order ALL you want with NO shipping charge!!  Yeah!!

And, don’t forget, the retiring list is coming out Monday as well.  This will be a list of all products retiring on May 31st.  They will be sold while supplies last, so if there’s something you see on that list that you’ve been wanting you’ll want to order it right away.  And it will ship free!  Lovely!

Get ready for Monday!


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Celebrate With the Pals and Win!

PPA200 PeggyToday is a big day!  It’s the 200th Pals Paper Arts Challenge and WE ARE CELEBRATING!!  Each of the 20 designers has made a card in honor of the big event.  Our cards are based on this great sketch by Margaret Moody:


Each of the designers has chosen a color and we’ve made our cards monochromatic using our chosen color!!  You are going to see 20 monochromatic cards of different colors but all based on the same sketch!!  Fun, right??  So, my color is Blushing Bride.  I love pink and this shade is so warm…it’s one of my favorites!  What do you think?

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Ok, I can’t wait any longer to tell you about the BIG PRIZE – PRIZES!!!  If you enter your card in this challenge, you will be entered in a random drawing to win ALL 20 OF THE DESIGNER CARDS!!!!  Do you believe it?  Wow, even I would love to win all 20 cards! So, hurry up and get your card entered!

I’ll be watching for you over there!





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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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