Good Things Sneak Peek!

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Sneak Peek…Preview…new goodies!!  Do you love this flower? I think it’s so pretty I used three flowers! The flower is part of a brand new stamp set called You’ve Got This, and it’s available starting June 2nd. I like this set because it also includes several sentiments in a pretty font.  You really get your money’s worth when your stamp sets include sentiments.  That means you’ll use them over and over — good value right?

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What else do you spot on this card that’s brand new?  Well, the background Designer Series Paper is new.  These are sheets from the new Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.  These stacks contain 4 sheets of each color with 4 different patterns.  I personally really like the sheet you see here with the cursive writing.  The Neutrals Pack also includes silver and gold patterned sheets as a bonus, so I just had to use the silver :-)

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The pretty orange/red color is the new In Color called Watermelon Wonder.  It really contrasts nicely with the silver, doesn’t it?  And, I just had to show you some new In Color Embellishments!!  The little slip of lace is one that I trimmed off the new 1″ Dotted Lace Trim.  It’s the scalloped edge of the ribbon–sweet.  And don’t you love that little tiny blossom?  Another new In Color item ~ Blossom Accents.

Start making your list!  I’ve got mine started and I’m going to be ready to order on June 2nd.  If you’d like a new Catalog and you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, just email me and I’ll send you a catalog just for the shipping cost of $5.

Here are the Stampin’ Up! Items used on today’s card.  Just click on any item to find out more!

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Macaron or Macaroon?

macarons1What am I talking about?  Well, what you see above are Macarons (pronounced mah-kah-ROHN).  Don’t they look yummy?  I haven’t personally tasted one, but I sure want to.  I’ve been doing a bit of research about this little cuties ~ why?  Because one of my favorite new Stampin’ Up! 2015-17 In Colors is called Mint Macaron!

Mint Macaron Card Stock

It’s been bothering me that it isn’t called a mac-a-ROON.  That’s how it’s supposed to be pronounced after all, doesn’t everyone know that?  So I did a little research….

Well, guess what?  I was wrong :-(  The cute cookie you see above is definitely called a mac-a-ROHN.  I found out that a mac-a-ROON is something completely different!


Ok, YES, this is what I was thinking about!  A little sweet blob of coconut cookie called a mac-a-ROON. Totally different cookie. Well, goodness sake.  I learned something new.  Stampin’ Up! is teaching me something new.

So, Mint Macaron it is.  No matter what it’s called, the color is gorgeous and I love it!  And you’d better get ready~you can get card stock, ink, ribbon, little flowers, designer series paper…all in Mint Macaron!  And all starting June 2nd!!  Yippee!  And, now you know how to pronounce it!!

If you’d like to read an article about the origin of both of these delightful cookies, CLICK HERE.

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What’s Going On?

You LOVE to know what’s going on — I know that!  And, so do I!  This is a busy time for Pretty Paper Cards and Stampin’ Up! so HERE’S THE SCOOP you need to know:

In Color Heart Paperclip

NEW IN COLORS!  I’ve been telling you about these colors over the past few weeks, and they are gorgeous!  This is a photo of a little heart paperclip with hearts punched from each of the new colors.  Here I’ve clipped it on a new catalog!  Paper, ink, ribbon and much more will be available in these colors beginning June 2nd!

New Catie Keep Calm

NEW CATALOG!  We have a brand new Annual Catalog and it has so many great ideas and samples, you won’t believe it!  And that’s in addition to the wonderful new products!  How can you get a new catalog?  If you place an online order through me before June 2nd, I will send you a new catalog for FREE!  My existing customers who have purchased through me over the past year will be getting their FREE catalogs.  If you plan to order through me and don’t have another demonstrator, email me and I will give you a link to my PayPal account, the catalog is FREE but the mailing charge is $5.

Early Products

DON’T WANT TO WAIT TILL JUNE 2??  Would you like to be able to purchase the brand new In Color products, stamps, tools, embellishments and pretty patterned paper before the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog release on June 2?  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and you can add the Sneak Peek and Host Set products from the Stampin’ Up! 2015-2016 Annual Catalog (see links below) Choose up to $125 in your choice of products (either from the pre-order selections or mix with other current products–whatever you want!). You get $26 in free product and the kit ships free for another 10% savings!  CLICK HERE to find out more, or email me!

Sneak Peek Products

Host Sets Available


50% OFF PAPER PUMPKIN, ONLY UNTIL JUNE 10!  Have you tried My Paper Pumpkin, the once-a-month kit in a box with everything you need and it comes straight to your doorstep??  All the supplies are included for a great project each month, all you need is adhesive! Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before June 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).  CLICK HERE to get started!

Weekly Deals

WEEKLY DEALS!  Great discounts on favorite products!  Here are this week’s deals:

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Sneak Peek ~ Beautiful Mint Swallow!

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Oh boy ~ new products ~ yippee!  Look at this gorgeous new color called Mint Macaron!!  Ooh I LOVE  it!  And, do you see this beautiful coordinating Dotted Lace Trim?!?

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The swallow is fussy cut and placed on a background of Blackberry Bliss.  I’m loving this color combination.  Thinking it would be a very nice color selection for Christmas!  The little “thankful” tag is one of the sentiments from the Sheltering Tree stamp set.

Pretty Pointer:  You can add sentiments from other stamp sets, mix it up, when you make your cards.  This particular “thankful” is just a partial sentiment.  The full stamp says “thankful for you” but I cut off the last part and just used “thankful.”  Experiment, make your stamps work for you! :-)

Mint Swallow Bench

On another subject, my little Elie turned 2 yesterday!  I can’t believe she’s already a teenager (2 x 7 = 14 in dog years)!!  Here’s a picture of my sweet little girl:

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Painted Petals for the Pals!

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Flowers, flowers, flowers….I love flowers!  And I’ve sure loved the Painted Petals stamp set.  It’s retiring June 2nd :-(  The pretty colors in this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge are perfect for a display of this stamp set!  These colors are bright and vibrant and remind me of a sunny spring day!



The flower is made using the Blossom Punch (also retiring).  This punch has been my go-to punch for flower creation.  A Tea Lace Doily was pulled up into a small circle to form the base of the flower.  It kind of looks like a nosegay!

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There’s a little Sneak Peek here for you ~ the background stamp is from the new You’ve Got This set in the 2015-2016 Annual Catalog.  (This catalog will be available starting June 2nd!!).  I stamped using Daffodil Delight ink on Watercolor Paper and then used an Aqua Painter to blend the ink.

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The Painted Petals stamp set and the Blossom Punch are STILL AVAILABLE until June 2nd, while supplies last.  If you want to get either of these pretty products, click on the graphic below.


Thank you for stopping by today.  For more creations from this color combination, pop on over to the Pals Paper Arts site and see what the other designers have done!


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Pals Blog Hop ~ Retiring Favorites!

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for May where we are preparing for the retirement of some Stampin’ Up! products. Though it may be goodbye to some very loved supplies, it will make room for the much anticipated new catalog products. We hope you enjoy the Pals’ creative projects.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie, number 15 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 the projects.

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It’s so nice at the end of a catalog year to take a look at some of our favorites over the past year.  Today I’ve combined several of my favorites, to show you as much as I can in one card!

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The Hello Darling stamp set has a very sweet flower stamp that I’ve really liked.  It’s light and open; you can use it with just the outline of the flowers or fill the flowers in with inks of your choice.  I’ve colored in the flowers and leaves with the 2013-15 In Colors and a Blender Pen.  I’ve truly loved these In Colors and I think of everything that’s retiring I’m the saddest to see these go.  They are gorgeous.  Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding have been my absolute favorites!  After I blended in the ink with my Blender Pen, I put Crystal Effects on each flower to give it a glossy look.  Can you tell the flowers are shiny and sparkly?

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The sentiment for today’s card is from my favorite retiring Host set called Hello There.  The fonts are so pretty and they’re nice and large, they make a wonderful statement on a card.  Now, these sweet butterflies aren’t retiring but you just have to use them with such pretty flowers, right?

Thank you so much for stopping by today! The next stop is Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity, number 17 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next month’s Pals Hop!

  1. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  2. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  3. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps!
  6. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  7. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  8. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  9. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  10. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  11. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  12. Natalie Bradley at Soirée by Natalie Bradley
  13. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  14. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  15. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  16. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards   <<<<<<<<<YOU ARE HERE!!
  17. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  18. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  19. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You
  20. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  21. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  22. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  23. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  26. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  27. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  28. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  29. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  30. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  31. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  32. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery’s Owlery

Here are the products I’ve used for today’s card.  Just click on the item you’re interested in to find out more!

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Happily Ever After!

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It’s time for weddings and wedding cards! y I always try to have a few wedding cards on hand, especially at this time of year.  We made this card at my classes last weekend…thought I’d show you what we did!

Stampin’ Up! has some very beautiful stamps.  You know that :-)  I think the stamps used on this card are two of the prettiest!  This large sentiment is from the Big News stamp set and it’s been embossed with silver embossing powder to make it extra shimmery.  It’s a bit hard to see in the picture, but the embossing is very pretty.

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The other stamp the covers the background is the gorgeous Blended Bloom stamp.  It is stamped in Smoky Slate which has been stamped off once.  It leaves such a nice soft light grey flower outline ~ I love it!

Pretty Pointer:  For wedding and anniversary cards, you can’t lose with white and silver or gold.  And embossing the silver or gold is definitely the way to go.

And, add bling!  Rhinestones, glimmer paper, satin ribbon, it all adds to the elegance of your card.  Do you notice that this card would work well for either a wedding or an anniversary?  This is the best kind of card to have around and ready!!




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Mother’s Day for a Pet Mom!


For those of us who have pets, we know well that being a mother to a pet deserves a Mother’s Day card, right!  Well, this card is perfect!  I made it for a “dog mother,” but it could also work for a cat mother :-)


The paw is made using the Sweetheart Punch for the center, and the Small Oval Punch for the little toes.  And, the Crazy for You stamp set and coordinating Hello You Framelits make the sentiment a snap!

Today I got some of the new catalog products!  Yippee!
And, of course I had to dig right in and use something new on today’s card :-)

SNEAK PEEK ALERT!!  I have a sneak peek of a new item for you today:  The background paper is a page of the newly revised Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack!  Stampin’ Up! has changed up the patterns in all the DSP Paper Stacks and they are fresh and new and I love them!  This is just one of four pretty patterns.  I’ll be showing you the others over the next few weeks.

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Get the Scoop Here!!

Early Products

Oh boy, today you get to see…not only the Sneak Peek products from the brand new catalog, but some gorgeous samples of cards and projects using these items!  And, you get to see the new Host Sets!!  Are you ready?  Just click below to see each of the pdf files!


See samples of the SNEAK PEEK ITEMS

See the new HOST SETS

My Sneak Peek goodies are on their way to me as we speak and I’ll show them to you just as soon as they arrive, I can’t wait!!  If you haven’t seen our beautiful new In Colors, here they are:

2015 In Colors

Are you like me?  Do you like to be the first one to see the new products and get them on your front door and play with them?  And get a great discount on everything you buy?  YOU CAN!  You can purchase the brand new In Color products, stamps, tools, embellishments and pretty patterned paper before the Stampin’ Up! annual catalog release on June 2!

REALLY?  YES!  Purchase the $99 Starter Kit and you can add the Sneak Peek and Host Set products from the Stampin’ Up! 2015-2016 Annual Catalog that you see in the links above. Choose up to $125 in your choice of products (either from the pre-order selections or mix with other current products–it’s your choice). That’s $26 in free product. The kit ships free for another 10% savings!

You can order your Starter Kit through me HERE.

AND, there’s no risk and no obligation to do anything further!  It’s the best way to get the new catalog items first and “try out” Stampin’ Up!  As you try it out, you’ll get the minimum 20% demonstrator discount on all items until September 30th!  Seriously, how can you resist that?

Email me at with any questions.  I’d love to chat with you!

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Daffodil Delight and a Special Announcement!

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I just love the Curvy Keepsake Box Die!  Isn’t this pretty in Daffodil Delight?  Such a gorgeous yellow!  This sweet box is going to be a gift for each person who attends my classes this month.

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The loose flower on top is Whisper White card stock punched with the Pansy Punch and sponged with Daffodil Delight ink.  I’ve been playing with the White Jute Ribbon, and pulled out some threads of the jute and tied them to the top of this cute little box.

Early Products


Did you know that the brand new 2015-16 Catalog just came out with lots of wonderful new colors and products?  It’s only available to demonstrators before June 2nd.  BUT, YOU CAN SEE IT EARLY AND ORDER SOME OF THE NEW PRODUCTS NOW ~ TODAY!  Really, am I serious?  Yes, yes, yes!

HOW?  Just purchase the Starter Kit before June 2 and you can see the new products and include some of those products in your Starter Kit right now!  And, THERE IS NO OBLIGATION to purchase anything else or do anything else.

The Starter Kit is $99.  For that price you get $125 in products (any products, current or from the new catalog pre-order), and it all ships FREE!!  And, with the Starter Kit you will receive a new Catalog, yeah!

For the next three months you can purchase everything at 20% OFF ~ yeah!  With no obligation to do anything else.  I’m serious, this is an amazing deal!

Feel free to email me with any questions you may have.  This is a wonderful time of year to get the Starter Kit.  You can include some of the new catalog items in your Starter Kit, you see the new Catalog before everyone else, and you get in on all the scoop!  It’s a win/win!  You get the new colors, card stock and ink, and other fun new items now, with a 20% discount on any purchases after that, and you never need to do another thing!  Yippee!  Get the new In Colors before your friends!  Play with new items before anyone else!

To find out more, CLICK HERE!  Call or text me anytime, I’d love to answer your questions.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Happy Stamping!


Stamps:  Flowering Flourishes
Ink:  Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, and Wild Wasabi card stock
Tools:  Curvy Keepsake Box Die, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Pansy Punch, Bird Builder Punch, Stampin’ Sponge Daubers
Embellishments:  White Jute Ribbon

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