Monday, March 30, 2020

Honey Bee FB Live

Thank you all who joined me today on FB as I created these two projects.  

The card and purse is a quick and easy project to create using the Honey Bee Bundle and the Golden Honey DSP.
Unfortunately, the DSP has been sold out during Sale-A-Bration, so I am offering a free 6 x 6 sampler of the paper just for sharing my video.
Winner will be chosen tomorrow.

As promised here is the PDF for creating these projects.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

I Bet You Didn't Know

Welcome back to Sunday Secrets.....

Hope all my crafty friends are doing well.  I have been laying low here in PA.  keeping myself busy and dealing with all that is happening one day at a time.

I bet you didn't know that Stampin' Up! has storage cubes for organizing your ink, blends, markers and accessories.

They are completely customizable and affordable modular storage cubes that will straighten up your craft area and create a space that will make your crafty time more fun and efficient.

But I am sure that you have some questions regarding these little cubes....

Will the old Stampin' Up! ink pads fit in these cubes?

No...these cubes were designed with the new ink pads in mind.  But you can use the Open Storage Cube for the older style ink pads.

Can I mix and match the cubes?

Absolutely!  These cubes are modular and designed to stack in any space in mind.  If your space is long and low or your space is limited.  You can rearrange these cubes any way you like.

Why is there an Open Storage Cube?

The open storage cube can be used for those older stamp pads or for any other miscellaneous items that you want to organize like ribbon, embossing powder and embellishments.

Can these cube be mounted on the wall?

These cubes were were designed to sit on a table or a shelf.  Drilling holes in these cubes is not recommended.

How high can these cubes be stacked?

You can stack these little cubes pretty high without any issues but I would recommend stacking too high.  They are very sturdy but the higher you stack (like anything) the less stable they become.

Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays149168
Each of the Ink Pad & Marker Storage Trays stores one Stampin’ Pad and one Stampin’ Write Marker or Watercolor Pencil.

* 5 white plastic craft storage trays
* Silicone feet keep trays from slipping
* 5" x 5" x 7/8" (12.7 x 12.7 x 2.2 cm)
* Lids sold separately

Stampin' Blends Storage Trays149169
Each of the Stampin’ Blends Storage Trays stores 6 Stampin’ Blends markers.

* 5 white plastic craft storage trays
* Silicone feet keep trays from slipping
* 5" x 5" x 7/8" (12.7 x 12.7 x 2.2 cm)
* Lids sold separately

Storage Topper149170
The Storage Topper is a tray that fits on top of color storage trays and cubes. Use it to hold Stampin’ Ink Refills and other small items.

* One white plastic craft storage tray topper
* 5" x 5" x 1-1/4" (12.7 x 12.7 x 3.2 cm)

Open Storage Cube149171
Keep coloring products and small items organized in the Open Storage Cube.

* One white plastic craft storage tray cube with open side and top
* Silicone feet keep cube from slipping
* 5" x 5" x 4-1/16" (12.7 x 12.7 x 10.3 cm)
* Lids sold separately


If you have checked out these cubes in the catalog and after configuring your needs, it turns out the price is a bit higher than what you were willing to spend...

Sign up to become a SU hobby or business building demonstrator.  These cubes can be added to your $99 starter kit.  That's right, with the SU starter kit you choose the items in your kit, no questions asked.  After purchasing your kit you can receive all further purchases at a discount.  
So sign up to join my team and start saving today!

If you still have questions please do not hesitate to ask by emailing me at

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

With My Crafting Friends in Mind

With all the uncertainty that is happening in the world today, my thoughts and prayers are with each and everyone of you.
I know many of you have never experienced what it is to have to be at home every day and keeping yourself busy.  This is not a new normal for me, since my husband's health started declining 4 years ago being home is my normal.  My schedule is really not my own.

With that said I want to do something for everyone so that you will have plenty of adhesive on hand to create during this stressful time.

When placing your order, prices will not be using this code I will refund your discount thru PayPal....just make sure to add your email address so that I can send you your discount.

Black Reg. $6.00 now $4.20
Mini Reg. $4.00 now $2.80
White reg. $4.00 now $2.80

Tear & Tape    Reg. $7.00 now $4.90

Snail Adhesive (tape runner)
Reg. $7.00 now $4.90
Refill reg. $4.50 now $3.15

Fine Tip Glue   reg. $7.00 now $4.90

Adhesive Strips  reg. $8.00 now $5.56

Enter Coupon Code: NPGP3P4T      at check out

30% discount will be given thru PayPal the last day of the sale ....make sure to enter email address.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Gal Friday Stamping Online Bingo

Gal Friday Stamping Online Bingo

Join us for a fun evening of stamping and bingo!

Friday, April 20, 2020
7:00 PM EST

The fee of $50 includes three beautiful make & takes, a minimum of six games of bingo with awesome prizes and the Seaside Notions Stamp Set.  If you already own the stamp set, you can substitute another one up to $23.00.

Your bingo cards, make & takes and stamp set will be mailed to you a few days prior to the event.  I will send you an invitation to join a FB group, Stampin' Gala Bingo Group.  This is where the event will take place LIVE.

The bingo prizes will be mailed to the lucky winners immediately following the event.

Space is limited, RSVP by April 3. 2020

Sunday Secrets....

Good morning all my crafty friends!  I am back with another Sunday Secret post.  

I have to be honest, this wasn't the post that I was prepared to create today.  But I was nudged to go in a completely different direction.

I don't know about you but I am having a hard time getting my head screwed on straight since the explosion of this virus.  My life hasn't changed with the closing of the businesses and everyone being advised to stay home,  that is my life normally so what is it that is bothering me to the point that I can not get motivated?

I am only a small cog and the world is falling apart around me.  I worry that if I was to go pick something up from the store I will come in contact with someone that doesn't even know they have this "thing" and bring it home to my husband, so I am limiting my venturing to running out just once a week.

But hey!  We have been through tough times before over the span of history and there have been worse things that others have experienced.  

Here is my concern.....we are distancing ourselves, quarantining and staying hidden from the outside world.  But we are still connected thru internet, the news media, radio broadcasts and watching closely to the breaking news.  Leaving us vulnerable to mental stressors  and all those things that feed off our fear.  Let me just say....

I am guilty of doing all those things and at the same time know that it doesn't have to be that way.  

So starting today, I am going to create a safe space for myself and I suggest that you do the same.

Don't click on the news or check out the latest numbers several times a day.

Take time every day to reach for those crafty items and create.

Learn that card technique you always wanted to try but never had the time.


Turn on your favorite music and escape the madness around us. Take this valuable time we have been given (especially those that are on lock down), to do all those things that you wish you had time to do.  I know we all say it at least once a week...."I wish I had more time to....."  fill in the blank.  Instead of looking at this time as a burden and focusing on the negative aspect on all that is happening, take advantage of this wonderful gift of time.

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Free PDF for A Desk Caddy

You may remember, last week's free PDF was a glue caddy to clear up some of the mess on my desk.  This is the desk mate to that they are here....

If you are anything like me, I seem to lose things on my desk whenever I am crafting...and most of the time the things aren't lost they are right there in front of me.
So I decided to create these 2 items to make some sense of all the things that I need when creating.  If you would like to create this second creation
sign up for my newsletter.....

If you missed last weeks free PDF just drop me a note via messenger or my FB Group
I would love to send it to you so you have a matching set!

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Gal Friday's Sunday Secrets 3

My Story

If you have been visiting and reading my Sunday Secrets the last few weeks, thank you. Welcome to more about me.

I was born and raised on Long Island, New York. Have a younger sister and older brother. I played the middle child well as a people pleaser. Our home growing up was loving and we always had pets. Although we stayed on Long Island we moved from my childhood home in my senior year of high school.

I held many jobs which started with babysitting when I was 13. At the age of 16 I was a front end manager in Foodtown, the local grocery store. I was also a Deli manager, secretary for an attorney and in charge of a corporation which owned gas stations. When my children were born (I have 4) I prepared taxes, managed a small grocery store and did data entry. These last 10 years brought managing a campground and becoming a cross country truck driver. I was a jack of all trades. Having so many jobs has helped me become the person I am today.

Being married more than once created turmoil over the years. There was no way that I could live in abusive marriages. In 2007, I remarried...(and this will be the last marriage!). We met thru E-Harmony and moved to Pennsylvania to live on a farm for a while with our miniature horses, dogs, goats, chickens and cats. We recently purchased a small home because my husbands health has been declining and I am now a caretaker. Being a caretaker is the hardest job I have ever held.

Crafting and Stampin' Up! keeps my sanity, no Sunday Secret there! My life has never been busier but I love the people I have met along the way.

Monday, March 2, 2020

Painted Harvest Class to Go

Painted Harvest Class to Go

There is nothing better than seeing the heads of all the Spring flowers poking their little heads up thru the frozen earth.  After the long winter we have had I had to stamp and create something that creates a longing for Spring.  Who wouldn't love to receive one of these lovely cards or gifts.

In this class, I have created 2 greeting cards measuring 5 1/2 x 4 1/4. a sweet gift bag backpack, an adorable covered plastic treat box, and a kit kat candy holder (mine actually contains a small bag of sunflower seeds.  A collection of elegance and beauty.

There are 5 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 ($69  PLUS $8.00 + PRIORITY SHIPPING)

This option includes....Painted Harvest Stamp Set ($21.00 value), coordinating Leaf Punch ($16.00 value), Seaside Spray Edged Ribbon ($8.00 value) and a package of Pearl Jewels ($5.00 value).  Full color PDF, all the ingredients for the make & takes (including the tiny plastic box)

OPTION # 2  $58.00 ($50.00 PLUS $8.00 + PRIORITY SHIPPING)

This option is for the Painted Harvest Stamp Set ($21.00 value),Seaside Spray Edged Ribbon ($8.00 value) and a package of Pearl Jewels ($5.00 value).  Full color PDF ($15.00 value), all the ingredients for the make & takes (including the tiny plastic box)

OPTION # 3  $38.00 ($30.00 + $8.00 PRIORITY SHIPPING)

This option is for those that already have the stamp set.  But does include Seaside Spray Edged Ribbon ($8.00 value) and a package of Pearl Jewels ($5.00 value).  Full color PDF ($15.00 value), all the ingredients for the make & takes (including the tiny plastic box)


OPTION # 4 $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 March 13th, 2020.  All products will be ordered after the close of registration on March 14, 2020.  All make & takes will be prepared and shipped along with the products by March 24th, 2020.

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Gal Friday Stamping Sunday Secret 2

I think I have told you before but I will tell you again because Paper Pumpkin is the monthly craft box that is a must have.  

It is a monthly subscription that comes to your mailbox every month and you never know what surprises it has in store for you.  There have been months that they contained cards, tags or 3D projects, there have been other months that they contained products that coordinated with an upcoming holiday, season or a stamp set already in the catalog.

You get an instruction sheet in the box and also a link to a video on how to assemble.... so you can craft along.

If you are just beginning your card making journey, Paper Pumpkin is the place to start....why you ask?


Each and every month you get a new stamp set in the box.  There are sentiments, great images.  You can also download a an insert for a stamp case from the Paper Pumpkin website and put them on you shelf, never forgetting where the set came from.  The fun part is, when you receive your first monthly box, it contains a clear block to mount your stamps....


This monthly box also contains one or more ink spots....a small 1 x 1 ink pad in a coordinating color for that months project.  The amazing thing is that they never repeat the inks within a given year, so at the end of the 12 month subscription you will have 12 new ink spots of color.  It is a great way to sample the colors before you buy the full size ink pad.


This little box of happiness is a great way to be creative each and every month.  You can follow the instruction sheet to the letter or change them up to suit your style and needs.  The choice is yours and you can let your creativity go wild!


No need to search your craft area for those items you need to create just the right card.  Open your little orange box, grab that cup of coffee/tea and start creating.....everything you need is right in the box.  Tell your friends to subscribe and get together each and every month to craft together for a leisurely Girls Night Out!