October Specials!

Two great deals for October!

First, in honor of World Card Making Day, from October 1-10, get 15% select note cards, envelopes and stamp sets! Here are the details, click the pictures to enlarge!

More sets, and bonus! Buy a Fast Fuse adhesive, and get TWO FREE refills!

And, the second special, for the entire month of October!! Buy 3 Designer Series Paper from a select list and get one FREE! No limit to the number of FREE packages you can earn!!

Here is the list of papers you have to choose from! From both the Annual and Holiday catalogs! Again, click to enlarge!


SU! Update

Hey all, sorry I haven't been back with any cards. No motivation or time to stamp but I did spend some time checking my inventory of "stuff" and placed an order. Excited to have some new things coming to try some of the fun things I've seen lately online!  

There is also some fun new stuff coming from Stampin' Up! so stay tuned! Two great specials coming up in October. I'm planning a post for Saturday that will have all the details for the specials that start Sunday, October 1. And for a teaser, a great new product announcement is coming soon! They've given us a preview and a preorder date, but not a release date yet for customers. As always, contact me if you have any questions!

For now, I want to mention Paper Pumpkin. For the first time every, they are doing two kits, back to back, that coordinate for the Holidays. The October and November kits will cover all your Holiday needs! They will each stand alone of course, but go together as well! Sign up by October 10 to receive the October one, November 10 for the November one. They didn't give us a preview, but knowing SU!, they will be GREAT!!


Also a quick reminder about the Merry Patterns Hostess set. Available for a limited time *ending October 31* with a $300 workshop total! Gather your friends, do a catalog party!! Please contact me if you need more info! 


Inspired Butterfly Basic

Hey all! Happy weekend! No football for us so we're hanging around home. I made it to the stamp room last night and hope to spend more time there the next few days. My other abilities are limited since I have 3 stitches in my left hand - kitchen incident this week - nothing major! But that takes out yard work and too much cleaning. Oh darn! :)

Anyway, back to the stamping! There is a new challenge that I came across this week and I really like the colors! Here is my card

Based on this color challenge from Inspire. Create. Challenges. Basic Gray, Calypso Coral & Whisper White.


I resisted the urge to pick up Painted Harvest and instead went to the stamp cupboard. I looked through a few and decided on Butterfly Basics. I knew I could do a background with the elements, and that the butterfly worked with the Butterflies Thinlets.

The background is Whisper White that I stamped the elements in Basic Gray and Calypso Coral, some full strength, some off once. I sponged the edge lightly with Basic Gray and then ran the entire background through the Big Shot in the Sparkle embossing folder. Next, I attached the background to an accent layer of Calypso Coral and knotted a double ribbon, 3/8" Basic Gray Stitched Satin and 1/8" Calypso Coral Sheer around both before attaching to the Basic Gray card base. For the saying element I used my new to me Layering Ovals Framelits to cut the Happy Birthday from Whisper White and an accent scallop oval of Calypso Coral. The butterfly was stamped in Calypso Coral and cut with the Butterflies Thinlet. Both are attached with dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by! Product details are below! Click any item, or the link below to go to my store!


Painted Harvest again!

Hello all! We finally had a weekend at home to rest and recover. I spent some time in the room last night and came out with a card! Yes, I reached for Painted Harvest again. Well, it was still on my table so I didn't have to look very far!!

I saw the color challenge at Color Throwdown Saturday while browsing and it stuck with me. I am more convinced this set will work with just about any color combo!! Hoping to try some fall combinations very soon!

Here is my card

based on this challenge.

My colors are Night of Navy, Garden Green and Dapper Denim. I tried the flower with just Navy but I didn't like it very well. The background layer needed to be just slightly different. The card front is Shimmery White cardstock. I did the three flowers first. First step in Dapper Denim, second in Night of Navy. Center is stamped off once Garden Green and then Navy dots at varying ink. Leaves two stepped with Garden Green and then Navy dots scattered around. Edges were sponged with Night of Navy. Garden Green Satin ribbon. Happy Birthday from Birthday Blossoms. Accent layer of Night of Navy, card base of Garden Green.

Thanks for stopping by today! Product details are below. Hopefully I'll be back soon! We should be a little less busy for the next month or so. Just a few football games on the agenda and regular work stuff!


Merry Patterns Host Set

Here is the video by Stampin' Up! featuring the Merry Patterns Host Set! 
Qualifying workshop of $300 earns yours!

Contact me if you need more info or to book your workshop!


September SU! News!

Howdy all! Sorry to have been absent but this is one of those times of year it just happens! We wrapped up another year of the Nebraska Cattlemen Beef Pit at the Nebraska State Fair Monday evening. My husband has been running that for 18 years now. I've been pretty regular out there the last few since the boys are out of the house. It is a very LONG 11 days, but usually a good time with all the volunteers and customers!

OK, back to Stampin' UP! September brings lots of news!

First, I added a new host code to the sidebar and the Sunflower Stamper Facebook page. Remember if you're ordering online to use it. The system will tie all orders together and I will draw randomly for the hostess benefits if the order qualifies. Your order will ship right away. I will close on the 25th and make contact with the winner. Contact me if any questions! 

Next, and quite likely bigger news-the Holiday Catalog is LIVE!! There is a new link for that in the sidebar also, just click on the catalog. I'd suggest a right click to save to your computer then you can browse anytime you'd like! I'm also putting the link here. Just click the cover image below!


Next, remember you have through Sunday, September 10, to sign up as a new Subscriber for Paper Pumpkin and get 50% off your first kit! 


Click the photo above to go to my Paper Pumpkin page and sign up using the code HALFOFF0917.

Lastly, we have a Hostess special from NOW through October 31. Host a $300 workshop in that time and you earn the Merry Patterns Stamp set FREE! This exclusive set is ONLY available during the host promotion! Here is the set!

I'll be back in the next few days with a video and other creations made with it. I don't have the set, and not sure I'll get it but SU! has given us some ideas to share!! Contact me if you're interested in being a hostess! We can do an actual workshop, or you can do an online one with your own Host code!

I think that is it for now! Thanks for hanging with me through my on and off again stamping! It is also football season so we'll be traveling quite a bit to Manhattan and back to cheer on our Wildcats. And see the boys of course!