Did You Hear That? Pumpkin Sale = 50% Off!

   Even though we're still in the heat of Summer, there's a cool new sale on pumpkins ... Paper Pumpkin!   

   One of my favorite things about Paper Pumpkin is that it contains everything needed to create the cards or other projects inside ... except paper snips and Snail (dry runner) adhesive.   This sweet box of craftiness includes an exclusive stamp set, dimensional adhesives and/or glue dots if needed, and all embellishments required.  You just open and create ... or better yet, open with a crafty friend and create a fun time together!   Here's a video look at July's Paper Pumpkin kit:

   This one was really a lot of fun. 

   Here's how to order Paper Pumpkin:
  • Visit http://paper pumpkin.com 
  • Please use my name, Bev Gerard, as your demonstrator.
  • Use this code for your 50% savings:   HALFOFF0917
  • That's all there is to it!
    You will receive an email letting you know when Paper Pumpkin has been shipped each month, so you can be on the lookout for easy, creative fun a few days later.  

   September 10 is the last day to take advantage of this promotion.   

   Inky (((hugs)))!

Something Wonderful ... and Watery!

What should one do while awaiting their upcoming box from UPS?  Stamp when possible, of course! 
And how about tossing on a bit of water ... mixed with inks?

Inspiration comes in many forms, whether we are looking for it or not.  This was entirely inspired by my friend Lydia's recent Dare to Get Dirty challenge ... Let it Run!  While I don't revel in mixed media to the same degree, I immediately began mess-making, splattering, making watery colors with ink refills (reinkers), some with pigment powders, and generally turning my studio sink area into a color explosion zone, worthy of a waterproof apron.  Note:  Not having such a waterproof protective option resulted in careless abandon while playing!  

A mix of deep blues + greens created the richly colored inking on white C/S for this dragonfly created with Detailed Dragonfly thinlits.  A layer of Vellum C/S and Wink of Stella seemed to give life to this winged wonder!  I couldn't resist a brief play in my flowerbed for natural lighting.   *rolls eyes at self*

These hottest days of Summer in Texas seem to be the time when dragonflies visit my little spot on the planet the most.  They seemed a bit scary to my young self, but now I stand still and watch in fascination when rare sightings happen near me.  Wow moments!

Yesterday I enjoyed a delightful day of stamping with some of my Stampin' Stars team.  It fills my heart to be in a room with joyous paper crafters who adore this craft!  Hope you experience some joy in stamping/crafting this week as well!  Please feel welcome to contact me with any stampy questions or needs at any time.

Early Release for Christmas!

What a sweet treat I've come to share with you today!

Starting today, this exclusive stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Catalog is available for your orders!   Normally, only Stampin' Up! demonstrators get to order before a catalog goes live .. but this time, you get to join in the fun with a head start on your Christmas creations!  Take a look to see it in action ... ...

Save 10% when purchasing the bundle that includes both the Carols of Christmas stamp set along with its coordinating thinlits dies, or order separately ... your choice as always!  Got a crafty friend to share/split the deal with?  Click here for Carols of Christmas!

No matter where you are in the USA .. I'm right here and happy to help answer questions, help with stampy decisions, or arrange for classes, orders, etc.  Contact me any time.  It's my joy to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Inky (((huggss))),

Christmas in July Ends Today! Get Your Coupons!

Hello, Stampy Friends!   

Just a quick reminder that today (Monday, July 31) is the last day of our Christmas in July and the very last day to earn $5 coupons for every $50 in merchandise purchases thru the Bonus Days promotion.  
(I know ... July flew by like a meteor!)

I'm tossing in a Flash*Last Day promotion of my own to those who decide the Starter Kit described below is the best deal for them!  I'm personally adding in a free stamp set from the 2017 Annual Catalog to those who purchase a starter kit today ... all ready to package, address, + mail out to new Stampin' Stars!  And ... we have a team gathering coming up in August for all to stamp + swap together.  Stampin' Stars can swap with us from wherever they are .. so come play along!

Inky (((hugs))),

Oooooh! Boxed Creativity!

Have you experienced the fun of a box of creativity arriving at your doorstep?  

Peek inside July's Paper Pumpkin kit ... ...

the Pumpkin Scoop ... ...
  • Every kit comes with an exclusive stamp set to use over and over!
  • We also send at least one Classic Stampin’ Spot with every kit. The colors don’t repeat in a 12-month period, so it’s easy to build a collection of colorful ink.
  • Every new subscriber receives a clear block (size D) with their first kit to help them get started and to use throughout their subscription. 
  • It’s flexible! You can suspend (for a month) or cancel at anytime.  {I love this!}
  • Since all the prep work is done, the projects take a shorter time to complete, making it the perfect on-the-go craft. Headed out of town? Grab a kit to create during some downtime. It’s all contained in one little box, so it’s easy to take anywhere!
  • Every month, we share a video to quickly demonstrate how to assemble each kit.
  • You can create the project as we intended, or if you’re feeling the urge to get a little creative, head on over to our Pinterest page. We link to our subscribers’ brilliant projects every month.
  • *Every subscriber has exclusive access to our selection of past kits. So, when a kit runs out, you can buy more—either as a full kit or a refill (without stamp set and ink). 

Click here to get your own Paper Pumpkin!

Thank you big bunches to my subscribers!  Happy stampin', my friends!

Inky (((hugggsss))),

Treat Yourself!

Click here to shop!

Scoop:  There's no limit to the number of coupons you can earn throughout this Bonus Days promotion!  Likewise, there's no limit to the number of orders you can make in July to earn a few more coupons!  So even if you open up a happy mail box and discover that you simply forgot a certain something ... all orders of $50+ will earn these spendable gifts for August!
Example:  Last week I ordered stamps for myself/classes, and some gifts for my team members.  This is good!  But then I discovered that I forgot to order a couple of other items needed for an upcoming gathering.  Bummer.       Aha! No limits!  This means I was able to submit another order to include those forgotten goodies ... and since the total was a tiny bit over $50, another coupon came along with the order!  Happy gram!

As always, please contact me with any questions!  I'm back from totally unplugged time away in the Ozarks (Wow!), and recovering quite nicely from some dental ouchy biggies, so am back online, on text, phone, etc.   Yay! = Happy to help you in any way that I can.

Thanks for blessing me with your Stampin' Up! business!

Inky ((((hugggsss)))),

Christmas In July!

During July, 2017, there's an especially sweet deal 
with our Christmas in July Bonus Days!

     The Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to  purchase a starter kit.  For $99, you choose $125 in stamps + accessories ..... and ..... there's so much more!

First, you'll receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the upcoming holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)! 

Additionally.... your starter kit will include will receive 
a FREE Essentials Gift Pack which includes:
  • Paper Snips 
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Grid Paper
  • two D Blocks
  •  and a Bone Folder. 
  • That’s an added value of $52!

Everyone who purchases a starter kit from me has exclusive Bev-Bonus opportunities to receive free items on a regular basis, plus exclusive live video chats, training, sharing, gatherings and more. 

There is no obligation to sell or demo at any time.  
Your decisions ... your style ... for as long as you wish.

When?  Any time is a very smart time to start taking advantage of your own SU discount ... but July offers a lot of extra Christmas in July delights for the savvy shopper!  


You're invited to check out more information right here!   Or, I welcome your email (just click the colored text) at any time! 

Inky (((hugs))),

Flying Pigs & Fluffy Clouds!

Confession:  I can hardly contain my delight over the This Little Piggy stamp set!   Yes ...  the same set featured in my previous blog post.  Blame it on the piggy.  I think she comes with a little 'happy magic' tucked in ... never to be seen ... just a bit of unexpected but welcome joy...  joie de vivre!

Now she could just as easily be for a birthday or a happy announcement, but I couldn't resist making up a couple with the fabulous sentiments paired on the front and inside!

Just for good measure, I switched the orientation of my first card as well.  When you're having fun ...  (or while it's raining) ... keep on having fun!

So you might be thinking, "Uhhhhmmm, embossing paste?"  Let me show you how easy it is ... 

All products used are all shared below.  If I can be of help, please shout out any time.  Thanks bunches, everyone!

Inky (((hugs)))!

Product List

Squealing Time!

OMGosh, OMGosh!
It's definitely time for gleeful squealing in your stampy zone!!

Hands down ... the new "This Little Piggy" stamp set has stolen my wee little heart!!   This is my first piggy card to share, but more will be coming.  Had to dive into my new arrivals box and sample some absolute fun!  
Wink of Stella is playing hard to catch on my pic ... but these wings & snout are all a-shimmer!

My stampy friends, now is the time to add 'This Little Piggy' to your "Need It!" list, along with Watercolor Pencils, new Embossing Paste + the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  You'll be seeing more of these goodies for sure!
Click here for anytime shopping!

Inky (((huggss))),

Colors Colors Colors!

New In Colors are here .... 
Colors, Colors, Colors!!

Let's take a look at the latest Stampin' Up! In Colors and the many products available for us with this fun new collection!  It's easy to visualize different favorites for different seasons, with a few being able to cross over seasonal lines easily.  Yay!
 In order left to right
In order left to right are:  Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, 

How many ways can we play with these fab colors?  

In Color Stampin' Write Markers, page 184

In Color 12" X 12" Cardstock Collection, page 184
In Color 8.5" X 11" Cardstocks
In Color Bitty Bows, page 197
Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack page 187

Pick from your favorite staple supplies, or try something 'new to you'! It's a great time to add some new color updates to your stamping. Email to let me know if you need a new 2017-2018 catalog. I'm ever thankful for the opportunity to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  

Inky ((((hugs))))!