My Trip to New Jersey for OnStage!

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Sign welcoming us to the event

As many of you know, last weekend I went to Secaucus, New Jersey for the Local OnStage Event with Stampin’ Up!  It was an AMAZING time!  Oh boy where do I start…..

We left on Friday morning for a reception for Leaders on Friday night and the conference on Saturday.  On our way through Paramus, NJ we stopped at IKEA to wander around and look at all the pretty things they have.  They had a few set-ups in their showroom that would make a beautiful organized craft room.  I told my husband we are taking a road trip, I am so going back to get a few of those things!

Bright and early Saturday morning we had our event bag in hand including the first of our free giveaways, a stamp set from the new Occassions catalog, which becomes available on January 4, 2017.

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This is my bag full of all the goodies I received!  Be sure to check back over the next few weeks as I start unveiling new items and showing samples!!

We had a wonderful presentation and welcome from the CEO, Sara Douglass. Then it was time to get our hands on the new catalogs, the 2017 Occasions Catalog and the Sale-A-Bration mini catalog. Oh boy are you going to love them!!  I know, I know I say that every catalog but these really have some impressive products!  One particular set really caught my eye and I knew that was going to be my favorite one in the whole catalog. It went to the top of my wish list!  Then it was time for Prize Patrol and another giveaway.  And wouldn’t you know it was the set I was in love with!  I sat there like a little kid muttering… “Please call the letter T, please call the letter T”.  We are assigned a letter and if they call it then you are the winner of that particular set.  And what an awesome moment when they called my letter, I was so excited to win my one must have set!  I can’t wait to play with it and show off this gorgeous set, it reminds me of several sets Stampin’ Up! had years ago that were a favorite of mine.

After the initial shock of winning that stamp set I was so happy to be a part of more giveways and prizes to the tune of $163.75 in free sets and accessories!! Yowza!!  Have I mentioned I love being a demonstrator?!?! smiley-face

We spent the day listening to demonstrations using the new sets and accessories so we could bring back tons of ideas to share with YOU!  We also had stamping time with some of the new products, more prizes, more free giveaways, and of course swapping!

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Make & takes using new sets and accessories!

At these events we make card fronts to swap with other demos for ideas.  There are so many talented stampers I am always amazed at how creative people are.  These were my swaps for the event.  I used Baby Bear and products from the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog. Baby Bear is also one of the stamps on sale this month for 25% off.  I just love this set, it is extremely versatile and can be used for almost any occasion! The set contains greetings for baby, love, wedding and thank you, but you can easily add a party hat and make it a cute birthday card!

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Supplies used:

The event was so much fun and going to these is just one of the things I love about being a demonstrator!  Sometime I just can’t believe I actually get paid to stamp!

Thank you for visiting! Over the next few weeks I will be giving sneak peeks at some of the stamp sets that will be in the Occassions catalog and for Sale-A-Bration.  If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing!  As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

November Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets. With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets ends November 30, you will still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date.  Offer valid from November 1, 2016 – November 30, 2016.

To see the full list of stamp sets on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of Assorted Ribbon!

Just enter the Hostess Code AS2HBQ3V when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

To shop with me [CLICK HERE]

What is New For November?

I love November!  The air is cool and cozy sweaters are a must!  It is time to bake cookies and pies for the upcoming Holidays.  It is a time to gather together with family and friends to be thankful for everything you have in your life.  And there are so many new exciting things happening this month from Stampin’ Up!

Stitched Shapes Framelits:

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Don’t you love the look of stitched cards but don’t want to drag out the sewing machine or use a paper piercer to acheive that effect?  Well Stampin’ Up! has the answer you were looking for…..Stitched Shapes Framelits!!  They were set to release in the 2017 – 2018 Annual catalog but Stampin’ Up! decided to release them a full seven months ahead of schedule so you can use them on all your Holiday cards!

See below for a brief video on these gorgeous framelits!

Item # 145372 – Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies – Set of 12 dies (includes 4 circles, 4 ovals and 4 squares) $30.00 US

25% off Select Stamp Sets:

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Featuring Merry Mice – just one of the stamp sets on sale in November!

During the month of November the following sets are on sale for 25% off!!  These sets coordinate beautifully with the Stitched Shapes Framelits!  Your Holiday cards will look amazing!!  Even though this sale ends November 30th the Stitched Shapes Framelits will still be available!

For sale prices on selected sets [CLICK HERE]

Customer Appreciation Event:

Mark your calendars for my Annual Customer Appreciation Event!  This is where I celebrate YOU for supporting my business all year long!!  There will be food, door prizes, make & takes and maybe a few surprises thrown in!!  It will be held on Sunday January 1st, 2017 at St. Matthew’s Church in Latham.  How do you get an invite to this awesome event? It’s really easy!

  1. Be one of my hosts with a qualifying workshop of $150 or more.  Workshop must be held between 1/1/16 and 12/31/16
  2. Place a single order of $150 or more between 1/1/16 – 12/31/16
  3. Be a year long Paper Pumpkin subscriber from 1/1/16 – 12/31/16 (must be on auto renewal)
  4. Place several individual orders during 1/1/16 – 12/31/16 that total $225 or more.

If you have met this criteria then expect your invitation in December!  It’s an event you won’t want to miss!!

Thank you for visiting!  If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing!  As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

November Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets. With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets ends November 30, you will still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date.  Offer valid from November 1, 2016 – November 30, 2016.

To see the full list of stamp sets on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of Assorted Ribbon!

Just enter the Hostess Code AS2HBQ3V when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

To shop with me [CLICK HERE]

Bleach Technique – Happy Ornament Card

Hello everyone!  Today’s share focuses on using regular household bleach to whiten up areas when using a darker cardstock.  Every time you use it you never know the effect it will have.  In the sample below it doesn’t bleach evenly but almost takes on a look like a globe. To me  the lighter parts resemble countries, doesn’t the area under the “HA” and “every” look like Africa? I did go in and add a little Elegant Eggplant to the ribbon and top of the ornament after bleaching.  Then for the final touch, a little Wink of Stella over the whole thing, although it is a little hard to see in the picture. Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Elegant Eggplant – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Gold Foil – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Elegant Eggplant – 3 3/4″ x 5″

Supplies Used (Not Stampin’ Up!):

  • Household bleach (not diluted)
  • Old paintbrush

Supplies Used:

Thank you for visiting!  If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow Stamp til You Drop” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing! As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!
Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

To shop with me [CLICK HERE]

Quick n’ Easy Saturday: Double Layer Snowflake Card

It’s Saturday so that means a Quick n’ Easy Card!  Today’s share is a Christmas card perfect for any level of stamper.  It features the stamp set Flurry of Wishes with Marina Mist classic ink to create an easy monochromatic card.  Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Thick Whisper White cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Marina Mist cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Marina Mist cardstock – 3″ x 4″
  • Marina Mist cardstock – 1 7/8″ x 2 5/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2 7/8″ x 3 7/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 1 3/4″ x 2 1/2″

Supplies Used:

Thank you for visiting!  If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing! As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

To shop with me [CLICK HERE]

Santa’s Golden Sleigh Card

This is another card that has been super popular on Pinterest and I have had some requests for a video so here it is!

The card uses the sleigh and reindeer from the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits, a greeting from the Oh What Fun set and This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper.

As you watch the video, you will see me use the Multi-purpose glue, which is an awesome product but it tends to get everywhere.  At the end, in typical Jo fashion, I end up gluing the card to my grid paper.  Well there is an easy fix for this, the Silicone Sheet!  I have one but it had gone missing, thinking the last time I used it I may have picked it up with papers or an old grid sheet and it now resides in my county landfill. I looked everywhere and it was no where to be found. I did order a new one but at the time I shot the video it hadn’t arrived.  If you use this mat under your project, the glue won’t stick.  If you happen to get some glue on your project, you can use my other best friend, the Adhesive Remover, to get it right off.  I just wanted to go over this since I forgot to mention it in the video.  Enjoy !

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Card Dimensions:

  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • This Christmas DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Scrap Gold Glimmer Paper for the detailed portion of sleigh – approx.
  • Scrap Gold Foil for the reindeer and sleigh – approx
  • Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine – approx. 8″ (2 pieces)

Supplies Used:

Thank you for visiting!  If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing! As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

To shop with me [CLICK HERE]

Try Different Colors this Holiday

Today’s share features the stamp Happy Ornament and of course watercolor!  I used the colors Sweet Sugarplum, Rich Razzleberry and Smoky Slate.  I have been seeing these colors a lot lately so that inspired me to try a color pallette not traditional in Christmas cards.  I also used the 1/2″ punch to make the little corners and a splatter technique using Wink of Stella. Enjoy!

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Card Dimensions:

  • Smoky Slate Cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2″
  • Rich Razzleberry – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Shimmery White Cardstock – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″

Supplies Used:

Thank you for visiting!  If you would like to get a notification each time I post a project share, specials from Stampin’ Up! or myself, class schedules or video tutorials, please make sure you click “Follow By Email” at the top of this post.  That way you won’t miss a thing! As always, please feel free to share any post on Pinterest or Facebook!

Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

To shop with me [CLICK HERE]

Inspiration Take Two!

Back in August I posted an entry on where I find inspiration.  When I am out and about I look at everything, you never know when an idea will hit you.  Last Friday night my husband and I were in Walmart and I walked by a Thanksgiving display and loved the colors.  They went so well together I took a picture of the pans and the whole shopping trip I had visions of Island Indigo, Delightful Dijon and Rich Razzleberry dancing around in my head.  I couldn’t wait until the weekend so I could make some cards using those colors!!

To see original post on finding inspiration [CLICK HERE]

Here are the pans that were on display:

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And here are my creations:

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Since it was a Thanksgiving display I decided to go with that same theme using the Paisleys & Posies set and the Give Thanks saying from Suite Seasons.  Both were made with a resist technique.  Tuesday I will have a video tutorial on this technique so be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss it!

Like I tell my customers all the time, you all have inspiration inside of you already and you never know when it will hit you.  You just need to be ready when it does!

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Happy Stamping!
~Jo
Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!

October Specials

From Stampin’ Up!:

Don’t forget to take advantage of the buy three get the fourth FREE DSP sale going on now until October 31, 2016. To see the full list of papers on sale [CLICK HERE]

From Me:

As a thank you for supporting my business, with any order of $35 or more (before  shipping and tax) you will receive a FREE Sampler of assorted 6″ x 6″ Designer Series  Paper!

 Just enter the October Hostess Code 2QQBH6AH when you place your order online. I  will send your gift to the address used for your order. If your order is $150 or more DO  NOT enter the code. If you enter the code you won’t get your Stampin’ Rewards for  FREE goodies and I wouldn’t want you to lose out on those! I will automatically send  your gift when the order is placed.

This offer is only available only through Joanne Mulligan, an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  At this time I can only accept orders in the United States.  

To shop with me [CLICK HERE]