Thursday, February 27, 2020

Gosh, I am a Messy Crafter! Upcoming FREE PDF's

Do you struggle with keeping your desk clear when crafting?  Or do you lose things on the desktop and they are sitting right in front of you?  Me too!

Just think of the added time it takes looking for things when you are crafting and it is right there in front of does get a bit frustrating......right?

Well I got on Pinterest and decided to look for a desk caddy that I could create to keep my liquid glue, tear & tape and dimensionals and glue dots...(both inspired by Sally Stamper).   I than discovered a caddy that would hold pens, my bone folder and snail

I am not sure if this will be the perfect solution to my messy desk but it is always nice to know that everything you need is in one place!

Speaking of organizing......

Please would you join me on FB


And if you join my newsletter.....these 2 will be the free pdf's this week and next.

I am struggling to grow as a crafter and it is so important to me right now because my husbands health has been deteriorating lately.

Thank you so much.....


Monday, February 24, 2020

Paper Pumpkin is Turning 7


Cheers to seven years! This March, Paper Pumpkin has reached another exciting milestone: our seventh year of delivering fun, easy, creative projects to you and your customers. To thank everyone who has helped us along the way, we’re including an additional FREE stamp set with every March kit. This means that every subscriber will receive two stamp sets!
The March 2020 kit will arrive in an exclusive, specially-designed box that you and your subscribers will love! Think daffodils, raindrops, and a fresh spring vibe. Keep reading for tips and resources to help you promote this very special kit and one-of-a-kind offer.

About the March Kit

·  Kit contains supplies for 12 cards and envelopes (4 cards of 3 designs)
·  Notecard size: 5" x 3-1/2" (12.7 x 8.9 cm)
·  Envelope size: 5-1/8" x 3-5/8" (13 x 9.2 cm)

Coordinating Colors: Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Grapefruit Grove, Gray Granite, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, Shaded Spruce, and So Saffron
About the FREE Stamp Set

·  The additional stamp set is a great value and coordinates with the March kit design; however, you do not need it to complete the March cards.
·  The additional stamp set is a 4x6 footprint, which is larger than most Paper Pumpkin sets and is designed for use on a variety of crafting projects.

 What could be more fun for you as a crafter than earning a FREE, exclusive stamp set for joining a subscription program? 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Gal Friday Stamping New Sunday Secrets Series....

I have been a card maker for several years now and the one question that comes up very often is "Why do I use SU products?"  There are so many choices to choose from and many are very good quality but with SU you just can not beat the coordination of product, trends of products, customer service, quality, and the community. 


For me the coordination of products is a big selling point for me, the product lines take the guess work out of card making.  When purchasing products you are guaranteed that the paper, inks and embellishments will match and coordinate with each other and for a vast number of stamps.  Tell me, have you ever purchased a beautiful piece of designer paper and than tried to match up the perfect card stock only to find that you have nothing to match?  Or that card you created needs a bow and the ribbon that you have are just not the right shade?  That does not happen with SU products.


SU likes to keep everything interesting and new, all year and every year.  Take for example card stock....each year they introduce 5 new In Colors that are fresh and trending....and they are only available for 2 years.  You will notice while shopping that the In Colors SU releases are in all the stores for home decor, outdoor furnishing, clothing and more.  They definitely stay on trend.


SU stands behind their products.  Receive an item that is defective, a snail refill doesn't work, you get a stamp set that just doesn't stamp crisply enough?  They will replace it, no questions asked.  Is the color of your card stock just a bit off?  No worries, the problem can be rectified with one simple phone call.  
They are not afraid to pull a line of product when the quality is not to their liking...and they have also refunded the purchase price of that product when it was not manufactured properly and couldn't be fixed.  Now that is standing behind your products!


Let me ask you, have you ever cut a piece of colored card stock and noticed that the edges of the card stock are white?  Well SU card stock is dyed all the way thru the paper.  Their stamps are high quality rubber....their products are known throughout the industry for their high quality products.

Using whisper white or very vanilla card stock for stamping is a must.  The quality of the images are crisp every time.  Take the time to compare when you have a chance, you will see the results that I see.


When you are part of the SU community, you meet so many interesting people... from employees to demonstrators and customers.  Many of my closest friends were met thru SU.  As a demonstrator myself,  I can honestly say that I matter as a demonstrator and I can share my creative hobby using their products and get rewarded every step of the way.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

This Weeks FREE PDF

Don't you just love getting things for FREE?  I sure do!  And this week I am giving away a PDF so you can create this beautiful note pad cover.

Not sure how to get the pdf?  Just sign up for my weekly newsletter so you will receive my FREE weekly PDF's this week and in the future.

Please would you join me and help me grow on the following platforms.....

Preparing for Class

Are you ready for Spring?  I am!  And I found the perfect stamp set to help me await the singing of the birds, new buds on the trees and the daffodils sticking their heads up thru the frozen earth.

Here are the cards that I will be introducing in my class at the local library in Ephrata, PA.

This bundle includes the Forever Blossoms Stamp set and the Cherry Blossoms Dies.  You can also get this bundle in French.

The stamp set is designed for....
weddings, anniversaries, friendship and so much more.....the floral images can be used in coordination with any sentiment you already have and for any occasion.
There are 12 stamps

The Cherry Blossom Dies will create custom die cut flowers and branches.  You can create die cuts for an impressive texture on you card or cut out those stamped images quick and easily.
This set includes 18 dies.

These craft bundles make coordination easy and help you to quickly cut out those stamped images for a single project or in creating multiple projects.

If you are not in the Ephrata, Pa. area but would love to be able to create these projects pop me an email or PM me on Facebook...I would love to have you join me in creating these projects.


Thank you for visiting today and helping me welcome Spring.

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

March Online Class Featuring Timeless Tulips

This months online class is featuring the Timeless Tulips.  

Spring is just around the corner and soon the tulips will be peeking thru the ground.  What a wonderful sight to look forward too.....

This set is featured in the 2020 Mini Catalog from Stampin' Up! and it includes a stamp set and a matching punch.  The stamps are so pretty with many leaves and flower options with a lovely array of sentiments.  The stamps and punch can be purchased separately but purchase them together and get 10% off the bundle.

If you are not familiar with the way my online classes will be so excited to know that you don't have to leave your home for a class, you can create in the comfort of your home.

Get all the details HERE

Doesn't it sound like so much fun?  Grow your crafty stash, create at your convenience and have access to the video for as long as you are a online class member.

Suggested Purchase for this Class

Keep in mind....for every $50 you purchase (before tax and shipping) you get to pick a free item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog

This months Online Class 

Host/Hostess Code


I sure do hope you try my Online Classes.....this one is fun and keeps you dreaming of Spring that will put a smile on anyone's face.

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Birthday Bonanza Class to Go

Birthday Bonanza Class to Go

There is nothing better than creating a themed Birthday Party!  And the Bonanza Buddies Bundle does just that!  With this bundle there are a multitude of projects you can create to bring a smile to everyone's face.

In this class, I have created a Toucan Spinner greeting card,  a sweet toucan gift bag, small little nugget holder place settings,  a unique easel gift box, a treat bag and an adorable shaker tag.  The papers bring  a whimsical and cheerful birthday feeling to all your projects.
There are 4 options available for this class.  Products and make & takes delivered right to your mailbox....or just the PDF delivered right to your email.  It could not be any easier to get your hands on this birthday bonanza set, to craft and create at your convenience.

OPTION # 1   $73.00 ($65  PLUS $8.00 PRIORITY SHIPPING)

This option includes the Bonanza Buddies Bundle (value $38.50),  Daffodil Delight Ribbon (value $7.50), Assorted Pompoms  (value $5.50) ....all make & takes and full colored PDF (which is included FREE)

OPTION # 2  $38.00 ($30.00 PLUS $8.00 PRIORITY SHIPPING)

This option is for those of you that already have the  Bonanza Buddies Bundle.  It does include the Daffodil Delight Ribbon (value $7.50),  Assorted Pompoms (value $5.50) all the make & takes and the full color PDF.

OPTION # 3 $15.00

This option is for the Full Colored PDF Only!


This option is for my Gal Friday Stamping Team only.  If you are a member of my team, you receive ALL of my PDF Tutorials for FREE!!!  You order the products from yourself, get your product discount and have fun creating at your own leisure.

You will need the following products to complete these projects.  Various Stampin' Pads, dimensionals, liquid glue,  tear & tape, snail and glue dots, foam tape.

The deadline to register for this class is Feb.  22nd, 2020.  All products will be ordered after the close of registration on Feb. 23rd, 2020.  All make & takes will be prepared and shipped along with the products by March 1st, 2020.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Don't Forget about the Annual Catalog?

We have been so busy with all the wonderful products in the new Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration that products in the Annual Catalog have been sitting idle.

Many of the stamp sets can be mixed and matched which makes crafting cards all the more fun.

But for this card...I have been wanting to play with the silhouettes....and to be honest when creating this card, I threw away a few of the backgrounds that I was creating.  And now looking at this card, I should have put green around the silhouette instead of blue and I just noticed....oh well guess I will be creating this again.

Just goes to show, never give up and even tho I made a mistake on this card too, I am still going to share.  Thank you so much for visiting.....join me on my journey every week at

Friday, February 7, 2020

I Bet You Haven't Heard!

If you haven't heard I wanted to let you in on a bit of a secret.....

Gal Friday Stamping has a NEW Online Card Making Class

Get all the details by following the above link and if it is something you would be interested in than sign up!

These are the cards we will be creating in February......

When placing your order on my site use the Hostess Code


Hope to see you there......

while your at it I also have a Facebook Group.....come and keep me company ๐Ÿ’“

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Create Your Own Custom Starter Kit!

  • Choose $125 in products and pay just $99
  • Purchase between Jan 3, 2020 and March 31, 2020 and receive ADDITIONAL FREE products during our largest sale of the year....Sale-A-Bration!  Your free items include a Free stamp set of your choice, 6" x 6" Mini Catalog Designer Series Paper Sampler and a Mini (guillotine) paper trimmer....(great for traveling to crops)
  • Kit ships for FREE
  • 20% + off future products through the next quarter
  • Absolutely no obligation to buy another thing, hold a class, workshop or club.  Hobby demonstrators who would like a crafting supply discount are always welcome.
  • Be among the first to see new products and receive the newest catalogs
  • Receive all my PDF tutorials for FREE
  • Complimentary Paper Pumpkin Kit included in your starter kit
  • Click HERE to create your starter kit.  NOTE: answer "no" to the question "Do you have a Stampin' Rewards Starter Kit code?.
๐ŸŽ• Join My Team! ๐ŸŽ•

Monday, February 3, 2020

What is Paper Pumpkin?

This was the January Kit

Are you looking for a monthly paper crafting kit that is delivered right to you mail box every month?  Well Paper Pumpkin is the perfect way to get a bit creative and schedule some "me time" each and every month.

It has just been rated 12th out of the Top 20 Best Art & Craft Subscription Box Review by My Subscription Addiction.  This site is the hub for people who really love subscription boxes and voting is done by readers of this blog/website.

Stamps, ink and paper are delivered for you to create fun projects each month.  Everything is pre-cut and ready to go...a fun and easy way to always have cards and cute little gifts on hand for every occasion.

Your first box even includes a free gift....a clear stamping block.  Each box will have you building a collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects.

Subscribe by the 10th of the month to get started and there is  no pressure, you can cancel anytime or suspend your subscription.

This subscription is perfects for

Gifts    College Students    Kids     Busy Adults

and those who would like to build their paper crafting supplies on a budget....

Why wait?  

Here are some of our previous kits....