Saturday, August 9, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Fun!

Hi!  Today I want to share with you some of the fun cards I've been creating with the August Paper Pumpkin Kit.  If you haven't heard, Paper Pumpkin is a monthy kit from Stampin' Up!  that includes everything you need to create pinterest worthy projects!  July's kit, Wish Big, included the Wish Big Photopolymer Stamp Set, a Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin Spt, 6 white card bases, 1 sheet of border stickers, 2 sheets of blue stickers (hearts, stars, and WISH letters), 1 sheet of silver foil stars, 12 die-cut round tags, 6 printed boxes, 6 yards of white 5/8" Satin Ribbon, 7 yards of White Baker's Twine, and 6 white envelopes....WOW!  That's a lot of supplies for $20!  One of the things that I love about Paper Pumpkin, besides the included idea sheet, is the versatility.  You can simply create the projects in the idea sheet or you can create whatever your heart desires.  I love to just sit with the supplies and see what I can come up with....and if I can't come up with my own ideas, pinterest is full of alternate ideas.  For today's share, I used card sketches found on various blogs to spark my creativity with this kit.  Here's what I came up with:
This month's kit is definitely my fave so far!  I can't wait to see what's in the August kit!  It's a surprise every month!  If you've ever thought about trying Paper Pumpkin now is the time.  This month's special is to sign up for Paper Pumpkin for half off for 2 months.  Yes, friends, that's $10 a month (shipping included!!!!) for an exclusive kit like the one described above!  Try it out!  If you don't like it, just cancel your big deal!
The Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You need to visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up.  
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).
I hope that we'll be opening our August kit together.  Be sure to sign up before August 10th to get this month's kit!
As always, if you have any questions just email me!  You can shop via my online website anytime!
Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Happy August!

Happy August!  I can’t believe summer is already over!!  :(  Next week starts the crazy hustle and bustle of a new school year!  Are you ready?  
Stampin’ Up! is an awesome way to carve out a little creative time for yourself and your friends and get a jump on the holidays with holiday greeting cards and gifts.  My sneak peak of the Holiday catalog, that goes live on August 28th, assures me that we will have a blast doing just that!

If you’ve ever thought about getting a die cutting machine like the Big Shot, then now is the time to do it!  This months special features an awesome pair with the purchase of a Big Shot machine….you get a stamp set AND the coordinating framelits FREE!  Check out these awesome bundles that are available FREE with the purchase of a Big shot:

If you purchase the Big Shot (item #113439 - $99.95) you get one of the above bundles for FREE!!!  If you already own a Big Shot, you can still purchase these awesome bundles which are a 15% discount.

Next up, PAPER PUMPKIN!!!  Have you heard about Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is an awesome monthly kit that contains everything you need to create pinterest-worthy projects.  The kits comes right to your door every month with all the stamps, ink and supplies you need.  The cost per month is $19.95 + tax….shipping is included. BUT from NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER 11th you can subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and only pay HALF PRICE for the first 2 months!!!!  Check out some of the previous Paper Pumpkin Kits;10259052_1433212850269926_4446381210311681595_o.jpg10350535_1437147416543136_8397488238803193750_n.jpg10325510_1445014925756385_3432187307221121738_n.png

Still not convinced about Paper Pumpkin?  Schedule and host a Stampin Up! party with your friends during the month of August and I’ll pay for your first kit!

Ink-It-Up Class
Join me for my August Ink-It-Up Class on August 23rd from 10am-12pm!  We are going to make 6 cards, 2 each of 3 designs.  The class fee is $15 and you will receive all of the supplies to complete your cards including use of my stamps and ink and you’ll walk out with 6 beautiful cards. envelopes!  These are the cards we’ll be making this month.
Please let me know via email ( by Sunday, August 17th if you’d like to attend so that I can be sure to have enough supplies prepared for everyone.  I do have limited seating, so seats will go to those who reserve first.  If needed, I can do an additional class from 2-4pm.  Let me know if that’s a better option for you.

Craft Night
Last month’s craft night was a fun night for all.  It was great to meet new people and get some crafting done.  I was able to create 4 cards plus play with the July Paper Pumpkin Kit.  A friend of mine who purchased one of the card kits in the catalog and was able to create 20 cards in one night!!!  Awesome!  We are LOOKING for a place to hold craft night this month.  If you have any suggestions, please email me.  I’d like to find a place that’s free or donation only so that this monthly event remains FREE for everyone.

Holiday Catalog Product Shares
Last but not least, I’ve been drooling over the Holiday Catalog which I can’t share with you until August 28th.  BUT, as a demonstrator, I am able to preorder.  I know you ladies are already thinking about Holiday cards and this catalog has everything you need to send out handmade greeting cards and goodies to your friends and family.  If you’re like me, you’re going to want it all.  So, I decided that I would offer a couple of product shares to be able to provide you with a little of it all for an affordable price!  First I have a Holiday Paper Share that will include 6x6 sheets of every design for every collection of designer series paper available in the Holiday Catalog.  This paper share includes paper to use for each of the fall holidays: Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas!  You’ll get 2 sheets of every design for 6 different designer series paper packs for a total of 70 6x6 sheets.  The Holiday Paper Share is $15.  Next, I am offering a Holiday Embellishments Share.  This share includes 2 yards of each ribbon/twine featured in the Holiday Catalog as well as a sampling of buttons, sequins, and epoxy stickers.  This share is also $15.  I’ll need at least 4 people to commit to the share before ordering, so let me know ASAP!  I’d like to preorder these items and have them into your hands the day the catalog goes live!  You’ll be one of the first to have these products!  Just send me an email and let me know that you’re in and I’ll send you a paypal invoice.  Here are some images from Shelli Gardner’s (Stampin’ Up CEO) blog to give you a sneak peak of the catalog.


So, finally, don’t forget to email me if you are interested in participating in this month’s Ink-It-On class, if you want in on the product shares, if you’re ready to host a party and get a free Paper Pumpkin kit or if you want to join my team!  As always, I am happy to answer any questions you might have!  I look forward to hearing from you and crafting with you soon!

Rene’ Bailey -Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator  

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Project Life by Stampin' Up! #PLxSU

Those of you that know me personally know that my first crafting love is and always will be scrapbooking!  It's a creative outlet for me and I just can't bear to let pictures sit in a box or stay on my phone/computer....I just don't see the point in that.  But, many people are afraid of the word "scrapbook" because for them it's a daunting task (this is true for me, as well, at times)!  One of the reasons I decided to be a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is because Stampin' Up! has a whole line of Project Life (created by Becky Higgins) supplies.  Think of the slide in albums that you may have or have seen paired with beautiful paper and embellishments and you have a "scrapbook" that's done in no time.  Many people have talked with me over the years about how they want to do something with their photos...they want scrapbooks, but they don't have the time or don't feel like they are creative enough to
"do" traditional scrapping.  If you are one of those people, then Project Life might just be the answer your looking for. If you would be interested in learning more about Project Life or participating in a Basics of Project Life class with me, please let me know!  I'd love to gather some friends to craft with!  Thanks for stopping by!

Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Shop anytime via my website!

Sunday, July 20, 2014


Today I have a card to share that I created for this weeks Creative Challenge Club sketch 04.  I made it earlier in the week and am just now getting it posted. :(
I used the fabulous Moonlight Designer Series Paper stack along with Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey.  The sentiment is from Work of Art and I added a punched flower from Petite Petals.  I added a bit of ribbon and a rhinestone to finish it off!  Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this card!
Don't forget about this month's special:  Buy 3 Designer Series Paper packs and get 1 FREE!  You can order anytime through my website.  If you have any questions, please contact me.  I'd be happy to help you out!
Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Paper Pumpkin July 2014 and 50% off!!

I just received my July Paper Pumpkin Kit! Check it out!!

What is Paper Pumpkin?  Paper Pumpkin is a surprise monthly kit from Stampin' Up! that is delivered right to your door!  It is full of all the materials you need (including stamps and ink) to create beautiful, pinterest-worthy projects in about 30 minutes!!  It's only $19.95 (including shipping) per month!  That's a great deal....and the deal is getting even better as Paper Pumpkin increases the value of the kit with awesome projects each month.  The kit comes with full instructions for creating the project....but, you can find so many other ways to use the supplies that come with the kit via pinterest and YouTube!

What's even better and that from now until September you can try Paper Pumpkin for 50% off for the first 2 months!  Yes, 50% off.  That's $10 people!!!  So, if you've been on the fence, now is the time to give it a go!  You can click HERE to get started and use the promo code "HALFOFF2".

The Fine Print:

  • For new subscribers only.
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • Discount applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a
    new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's
    kit will go to the regular price: $19.95.
  • You and your customers need to visit to join.
  • Enter the Promo Code, "HALFOFF2" when you sign up. 
  • New subscribers must join by Wednesday, September 10, 2014; 11:50 PM (MT).
Don't forget about this month's special:  Buy 3 Designer Series Paper Packs, get 1 FREE!  You can order anytime on my website!  If you have any questions, contact me and I'll be happy to answer!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Stampin' Up! with Mojo Monday

Today I have a card to share that I created using this week's sketch over at Mojo Monday!  It's a great sketch that is so versatile!  I decided to do some Triple Time Stamping with this sketch and the Petite Petals stamp set using Mossy Meadow and Lost Lagoon! The sentiment is a stamp from a past Paper Pumpkin Kit.  I think it turned really cute! 
I just love the way triple time stamping looks!  I did make one mistake - can you see it?  Don't forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my card! 
And don't forget about this month's Stampin' Up! special - Buy 3 Designer Series Paper packs and Get 1 Free!  You can order anytime via my website - just click HERE!
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

New Stamps Released!

Three  New Stamps Released today from Stampin' UP!
2 are While Supplies last, 1 is a Holiday catalog sneak peak

Order today and save on the minimum $6.95 shipping applied to orders less than $70.


1. Use links to order stamps of choice.

2. Stamps will be ordered on July 18th and shipped to me.

3. They are then repackaged with 2-3 cute cards and sent to you.

4. Turn around time can be 2-3 week.

5. US sales only.


Introducing Christmas Bliss - While Supplies last

#138897 - $19.00 (includes tax, shipping, samples)

Introducing Dear Heart- While supplies last
#138157 - $31.00 (includes tax, shipping, samples)

Introducing Beauty - Holiday Catalog sneak peak - perfect for Blendabilities
#135776 - $26.00  (includes tax, shipping, samples)

You can order these items, or any other items that your heart desires via my website at anytime.  The prices listed above include shipping and tax and will be different from the price you pay via the website.  Using the paypal links will save you the  $6.95 shipping fee that is added to every website order less than $70. 
Thank you for choosing me as your Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!  Your support of my business is greatly appreciated!!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Sketch Challenge with Always Playing with Paper

I have another challenge card to share with you today.  This card was inspired by the sketch over at Always Playing with Paper (Challenge #10).  It's a simple sketch that could be used in so many ways! 

I decided to go with my favorite combo from the 2014-2016 new in-colors - Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey!  It does help that the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack has gorgeous patterns in this color combo!
I used the Work of Art stamp set for the sentiment and a bit of Hello Honey satin stitched ribbon to finish off!  Did I say how much I LOVE this color combo?!?

Don't forget about this month's special - Buy 3 Designer Series Paper Packs - Get 1 FREE!  You can order anytime via my Stampin' Up! Website!  Got questions, contact me!  Thanks for stopping by!