A Love Story…

Earlier this month my son, Johnathan celebrated his birthday. Here he is with the cake his girlfriend surprised him with. Hard to believe this guy is 23 already, after all I’m too young!

Johnathan birthday

For those of you who have been stamping with me for a while, I’m sure this comes as no surprise to you – a VW emblem of all things. He was so excited.

Johnathan has been given many gifts, one of which is working with wood. He’s made several items for my craft room and our house over the years. You can see his work here and here. He’s also been gifted with the ability to work on mechanical things. I’ll never forget the shock on my friends face when he was 7, he took a look at her weedeatter and told her exactly what was wrong with it as soon as he tried to start it up. Darn, if he wasn’t right and fixed it for her on the spot.

Here is a photo of his latest project.

Johnathan's rail buggy

Yep, it’s a rail buggy – Johnathan loves to play in the dirt. LOL. His uncle had one when he was young and Johnathan loved riding in it – so last year he decided to build his own. In our garage!

What does this have to do with stamping you might well be asking yourself? Well for Johnathan’s birthday I gave him his first Project Life 12″ x 12″ Album, pages and card collection to create a memory book for his project. His look was priceless when I told him the name of the Project Life cards was Love Story! (But I chose this card collection since it color theme was Basic Black, Basic Gray and Whisper White – perfect for my little grease monkey.)

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And when I showed him the cards and how to use them – he totally thought that was cool.  And the best thing was he could use what ever color he wanted for his stamping – He chose Real Red to add a pop of color to his pages.

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He sat down and quickly caught up on months worth of photos that I had printed and included with his gift. We spent the afternoon together and I showed him how to use the coordinating stamp set, Day to Day to add more details to his pages. The set is great since it is photopolymer and easy to line things up. Johnathan quickly added his stamping to the cards he had already done with the stamp set.

Of course, then he wanted to know when he could print more pictures and was more than willing to turn over his phone so I could download more for him! That says a lot since he never sets his phone down. LOL!

He loves how quickly and easily he can put these pages together! And what a great way to keep the his memories of this special project of his for years to come. He couldn’t wait to show it off to Larry.

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And this is great for me – since now I can get all those pictures downloaded off the phones, printed and into books. That has become very difficult as the kids have begun using their phones instead of the camera.

Do you have boxes of photos that you need to organize? Or photos on your computer and phone that you need to print? Why not let me help? Contact me today and I can help you get started with this quick, easy and affordable way to keep your memories and photos for years to come.

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Stamp Set: Day to Day (135785)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo black (132708) and Real Red Classic Ink (126949)

Accessories: 12″ x 12″ Project Life Album (135292), Variety Pack 12″ x 12″ Project Life Pocket Pages (135294), Project Life Journaling Pens (135304) 

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Eat Something Sweet…..

Check out this cute little jar that I found in the Target dollar spot last time I was bumming around town. When I saw it I just new it would be a fun little size to use. And when I ran across these fun Blackberry Cobbler Candy Corn – I knew I just had to put the two together!

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Purple Candy Corn – who’d have thought! And they’re pretty good too. So since I was wanting a fun little something for my friend when I see her later this week I thought I would play with my left overs from my September Paper Pumpkin kit.

This is what I came up with. It was so easy to do!

Paper Pumpkin Sept Candy Corn Jar

I had lots items left over from my September kit and the stamps were fun – I chose this one since I filled the little jar up with candy corn and it seemed fitting.

I simply punched a circle out of one of the striped tags to decorate the top. Then stamped my sentiment in Tangerine Twist and the image in Blackberry Bliss ink. (Of course I had to use Blackberry Bliss since I was filling the jar with Blackberry Cobbler Candy Corn. LOL!!)

I used a little of the black baker’s twine to tie on the tag after I used my 1/8″ Handheld Punch to make a hole in the corner. I think my friend will enjoy her little treat.

Want to learn more about Paper Pumpkin? Why not come to my FREE Paper Pumpkin Fun event this Wednesday, October 22nd and see what it’s all about. We’ll have fun and you’ll get to put a project together too!

RSVP today so I can save you a spot.

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Want to see another of the cute items I made using the items from my October kit? Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another cute gift I made!

Want to join Paper Pumpkin now and get your first kit in November? Click HERE

Holiday Supplement Goes Live Today!

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Today, October 20th  is the first day that you can purchase the fun items from the Holiday Supplement.

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Click HERE to see the Holiday Supplement and all the goodies inside!

Special Note:  Product in Holiday Supplement is available only While Supplies Last.

  • Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit #138104
  • Many Merry Stars Stamp Set #138105
  • Project Life December Wonder Stamp Set #136562
  • 12 Days of Christmas Stamp Set 135128 (w) 135131 (c)
  • Cherry 6 x 8 Project Life Album #1358934
  • Hello December Project Life Card Collection #135831
  • Hello December Project Life Accessory Pack #135833
  • 6 x 8 Project Life Envelope Pages #135874

Want one of your own? Stop by and pick one up at my events, or if you don’t live locally I’ll be happy to mail you one. Email [email protected] your name, address, phone number, and email and I’ll mail you one today!

You’re going to love the items that you’ll find inside AND I’ve got a special class coming up to help you prepare for the holiday – My Class highlights the Project Life – Hello December Card Collection.

Let me help you create your album so that all you have to do is drop in your photos when the time comes!

Click HERE or contact me to learn more about my Hello December Class on November 16th

NEW My Digital Studio HOLIDAY SUPPLEMENT Digital Downloads

Yippie! We’ve been given two great My Digital Studio Digital Downloads!!

December Wonder Project Life Stamp Brush Set (item 138088)

December Wonder Project Life

Hello December Project Life Card Collection  (item 138090)

Hello December Project Life


Stamp Set: September Paper Pumpkin Kit

Inks: Blackberry Bliss (133642) and Tangerine Tango (133646)

Accessories: 1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch (134365)

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Place an Online order with me and use my Hostess Code T4TV6CAB  and I’ll send you a FREE Tutorial with instructions to create 4 fun projects using the Wonderful Wreath stamp set!

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PAPER PUMPKIN Subscription – it’s fun in a box that’s delivered right to your mailbox each month!

Check it out – Two fun events!

Project Life – Hello December

Create a mini album and capture the spirit of the holiday season.

Our Hello December Project Life Card Collection is perfect to document the day to day activities of the holidays.

Class kit includes supplies to create an album

That can be shared with your family for years to come.

It’s an awesome way to celebrate the season.


Date: Sunday, November 16th

Time: 2 p.m.

Cost: $35.00

Sign up and Pre-Pay by October 26th to reserve your spot 

And have items back in time for class 

Class includes:

Cherry 6″ x 8″ Project Life Album, Hello December Project Life Card Collection, Variety Pack 6″ x 8″ Project Life Photo Pocket Pages


I want it all option: $76.80 (Includes class and products along with the following items)

Project Life Envelope Pages, Hello December Project Life Accessory Pack, Project Life December Wonder Stamp Set

*Please note that some of these items are found in the Holiday Supplement are available only while supplies last.


Need to get your Christmas cards done? Let me help!

Christmas Card Stamp A Stack

You’ll make a total of 12 cards; 3 each of 4 different designs. Cards are clean and simple designs that are easy to reproduce.

Have your Christmas cards crossed off your list and ready to go when you want them! All supplies are included except Snail Adhesive.

Saturday, November 1st at 10 a.m.


Sunday, November 2nd at 2 p.m.

Class Fee: Free with min. order, or pay just $30

Want to make more? Try option two-

You’ll make 24 cards; 3 each of 8 different designs Class Fee: Free with min. order, or pay just $55

RSVP and Prepay by Monday, October 27th to reserve your spot

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Holiday Cheer

Our Project life products are not just for memory keeping. You can create all kinds of fun things – check out this great little treat I made using the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set (135188).

Holiday Cheer Halloween treat

This treat was quick and easy to make using our  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324) and a strip of the Designer Series Paper, Motley Monsters (135819).

I bet you are wondering where the ribbon came from right? Well our Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers make coloring ribbons so easy – As you can see the Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon is perfect for this technique! Simply lay the ribbon out flat and run the color Blendabities of choice across the surface, flip it over and repeat until the ribbon is saturated. I used the side of my flair tip to do this. Cool right?

I think Larry’s coworkers will enjoy the little nugget it holds too –

Paper Pumpkin 50% Off Offer Expiring Today


Today is the last day to

  • Subscribe in time to get the September kit. You’re in for a treat-it’s boo-tiful!
  • Get 50% off the first two months if you’re a new subscriber with the “HALFOFF2” promo code. Sign up at MyPaperPumpkin.com

Click here to learn more. Don’t miss out on all the Paper Pumpkin fun!


Stamp Set:  Holiday Cheer (135188)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708) and Tangerine Tango (126946)

Paper: Motley Monsters Designer Series Paper (135819), Basic Black (121045), and Whisper White Card stock (110730)

Accessories: Whisper White 5/8″ Organza Ribbon (114319),  Scalloped Tag Topper Punch (133324), Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers (131005)

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Weekly Deals for June 24th

Here are this week’s Weekly Deals. Remember they are only available until 11:50 p.m. June 30th.

Weekly Deals June 24 2014


New Clubs are forming and will begin in July. Here is how it works:

I’ll be offering 3 different classes each month – You get to choose which fits YOU the best that month.

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Build your card supply and make cards for the month. During this event you’ll make 3 cards. Drop in and work at your own pace. Cards are clean and simple designs that are easy to complete in about an hour. The cards include birthdays, thinking of you, thank you and more.

LUAU SIGNS FOR TABLES-001 - Techniques

Learn a fun new technique each month. You’ll make both a handy reference guide and a wonderful card.


Come work on your projects in the comfort of my classroom. You’ll have access to my Project Life supplies and kits.

Sound interesting? Why not contact me today at 706 754-7124 or [email protected] for more details about club? Clubs are a great way to build your supplies on a budget AND become part of my Hostess Club and earn Hostess Benefits!

Have a group of friends? I can customize a time for your group.

Stop back later today when I’ll be sharing a project with you from my Luau Catalog Launch Party last Saturday!

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Weekly Deals (Special ends Monday, June 30th 2014 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Two FREE Events in May

I’ve got two fun events scheduled in May in addition to my classes. So why not come and join the fun?

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Sunday, May 18th drop in any time between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.


Tuesday, May 20th drop in any time between 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Upcoming May Classes

Soho Card Set Stamp Camp

Monday, May 19th at 6:30 p.m.

Class Fee $30; $20 refundable with a minimum $25 order at class

Technique Tuesday

Tuesday, May 27th at 6:30 p.m.

Class Fee $10; $5 refundable with a minimum $25 order at class

You can find all the details about my events on my Calendar. Click HERE to see my Calendar.

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Birthday Card Contest Winner, Catalog Premiere & Project Life

Back in March I challenged you to participate in my Birthday Card Contest. It was simple all you had to do was mail me a card that you made using Stampin’ Up! products. Today I wanted to share with you some of the lovely cards I received and of course the winner!

First the cards –

2014 Birthday Card Contest (1)

Do you see our current Starburst Framelits (132967) and Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack from the Occasions Catalog that Randy used to make this card?  And do you remember the name of the image used? If you guess, Punch Bunch from Sale-a-bration in 2011 give yourself a pat on the back!

2014 Birthday Card Contest (2)

Here is a card from Mary that uses our retired 5 Petal Flower Punch along with the current retiring Perfectly Penned stamp set (128703/122892).

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And how about these birthday cards sent to me by some of my team members aren’t they lovely?

I love the Swallowtail stamp (131943/129216) and the way Janie used our retiring Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402).


Or how about JoAnn’s Vivid Vases (133818) card – don’t you love the colors? I hope you can see the texture added by the paper piecing on this card.

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Here is the inside – fun right?

vivid vases inside

And since I’m a coffee person Cindy made this great monochromatic card using the retired Morning Cup stamp set for me, combining the old with the new. Smoky Slate was one of my favorite colors introduced in the 2013 Catalog.

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And now the lucky winner – drum roll please!  Randy will be receiving a cute birthday stamp set from my stash! Congratulation Randy, I’ll be sending you a email with details on how to get your free set.

2014 Catalog Premiere

Stampin’ Up! makes being a demonstrator sooo much fun and they treated us to an extra special event this year – a 2014 Catalog Premiere on Monday night. I wanted to share this with you Tuesday, but with all the excitement and lack of sleep I’m just getting back on track.

The premiere was held in theaters across the country and was a fun, high energy event with lots of fellowship and laughter. I thought I’d share some pictures for Monday with you.

Here is a group of us at the Cheese Factory for dinner before the premiere. The table was buzzing with conversation and excitement. It’s always a small world when you’re a demonstrator – Our table included our fellow stamping sisters from SINKS and the Stamp Divas teams along with my team, the Blue Mountain Stampers.

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That’s me in the back on the left and here is my part of my Team at the theater while we waiting for the event to begin.

Catalog Premier 2014 team

The excitement continued as the lights were dimmed and Shelly greeted us and teased us with our first glimpse of the Catalog Cover!

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The night continued with the ever hilarious Bonnie Thurber, who was showing off her bling and getting side tracked with all the new wedding products! Hmm.. wonder why? (I’ll post more photos and details on my Facebook page today.)

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The event continued with a star studded cast of Stampin’ Up! “celebrities”. You can tell these people love what they do!

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Brian Pilling looked dapper in his black tux as he treated first Bonnie Thurber, then Shannon West, Carrie Cudney, and finally Donna Griffith with a special token he made for them with some of our new products along with their favorite snacks.

Prize Patrol is always one of the fun things that are part of Stampin’ Up! events and the Catalog Premiere was no different. I was soooo excited as my wrist band color was called and I got to take home a great new stamp set from the 2014-2015 Annual Catalog! I’d never won a Prize Patrol before! Stop by my Facebook page and to see what I won.

Sound like fun? If you’d like to join in the fun of being a demonstrator why not jcontact me today and join my team? I’d love to tell you all about the benefits of being part of my team. If you’d like more information click HERE to learn more about the Blue Mountain Stampers.

I can’t wait for you to see all the great new stamp sets, In Colors, and accessories! I don’t think you’re going to be disappointed and the layout is wonderful and full of inspiration. My catalog is already dog eared LOL!

Wondering how you’ll get your new 2014 Annual Catalog? Well it’s easy:

  • If you’re a frequent customer of mine – You’ll be the first to get one (sometime in May)
  • Are you a Club Member? Then you’ll also be one of the first to get one free
  • Haven’t ordered from me in a while or are you new? Place an order with me during May of $50 or more in product. (If you order online make sure your profile information is up to date.)

And thanks for shopping with me and choosing me as your demonstrator!

Project Life

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You can order your Project Life products today! Click HERE to see them all.

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Retirement Party – FREE Event

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Project Life & Stampin’ Up! have Partnered Up!

Stampin’ Up! made an exciting announcement today, giving us a sneak peek of a new product line that will be included in the NEW 2014 Annual Catalog!

Here is what they said:

We are so so so excited to let you know we’ve partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal – authentic Project Life Products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in:

  • It’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums; you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards.
  • It’s a back-to-basic approach to documenting your life.
  • In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

Project Life Product Availability

  • You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life Products (shown below) starting May 1st!
  • And with the launch of our new 2014 Annual Catalog on June 2nd, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

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Don’t want to wait until May 1st? Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators will be able to order from a limited selection (shown above) starting April 21st! Just one of the great reasons to join my team and become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

So if you love Project Life and want to purchase them with a discount, why not sign up to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator today? And you can order Project Life products early too! Click HERE to see more information about joining my team.

Got questions? I’ll be happy to speak with you about the Stampin’ Up! opportunity and answer any questions you may have.

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