Friday, December 28, 2018

Stampin' Up!

Dear friends/customers:
I've put off writing this letter, hoping against hope that circumstances would reverse, and I ould get hundreds of new people, etc. :) Alas, here it goes.

I'm not going to be working my Stampin' Up! business any longer. Until I can't - which, at this point, should be the end of the first quarter - I can place orders. However. I will no longer be planning classes or actively seeking new customers.

I didn't come to this decision lightly. I don't feel it's fair to you to have to cancel things at the last moment because of my health or the health of another of my family. It's happened too much recently, and I can't guarantee that it will get anything but harder.

I hope you'll continue to keep in touch with me! You're an important part of my life, and Stampin' Up! has been on of the best and most stable parts of the past 18 years. Until I can't, I can continue to place orders for you. :)

Hugs & Prayers,

Lori Stilger

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Paper Pumpkin, Halloween Edition

Hi, y'all! :D I thought I'd show you that PP isn't all about making cards; it comes with LOTS of things to play with, and you can do them EXACTLY as you're shown in the easy-to-follow instructions, OR you can use the goodies plus some of your own supplies to crate whateve you want. Today. I'm gonna basically unbox it, and show you the six I did exactly like the instructions - I don't have that many kids in my life, so I don't need twenty! :D

 Here, I've peeled back the tissue paper it comes wrapped in the box in, and removed the Stampin' Spot and the stamp set. What you see on the bottom is the instruction flyer, with a full-color finished product photo. SO cute!

Wrapped along with the instructions is EVERYTHING you see here. SO much fun stuff. See the printed treat bags?!?!?

And here are my six. My personal taste? I don't like to use all the twine and ribbon. It starts to look cluttered - but I do like it on these!

What do you think?

TODAY is the last day of the flash sale!!!!! Go check it out while you still can!!!

Thanks for stamping with me. :D Take the time to stamp SOMEthing!!!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Guess who?!?!

Well, dear friends, I know it's been a VERY long time. Time and events have conspired against me! :D But I hope I'm back every now and then, now - just got a new computer, and trying to blog without having my email available at the same time is a PAIN. :D

ANYWAY. This is a card I made for a color challenge a week or so ago, but because of trying to figure out the email/blogger thing, never got to enter. :D
The challenge was with Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, and Soft Suede. (I'm sorry it doesn't have the copyright on it; I don't have that software back on my computer yet!!!

I really like the way this card turned out. It's definitely not a color combination I would have chosen, but I think it really works. :)

If you have any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me! I look forward to sharing a little bit more! (You may have to prompt me; time is different for me now...)

Have a great day!! Take the time to stamp something! ♥

Friday, September 1, 2017

PAPER PUMPKIN final post for the week! :D

Here we are, at Friday - and up to THIS MONTH'S Paper Pumpkin! I like this one a lot. I've said that about every one, haven't I. :D

This month's came with that GORGEOUS card box - it's so sturdy, with an acrylic lid! - and the beautiful grosgrain ribbon tied around it. The selection of cards included "CONGRATS"" but I have a lot of those in my stash, and I don't need them as often as thank-yous and sympathy, unfortunately, so that's what I made all my cards. There are two designs of four types, so 8 cards - AND envelopes! - altogether. LOTS of die cuts, stamps, stickers, and you get to choose how you want to use them. :) I had a great time getting to partially design this Paper Pumpkin. :D

Thank you for joining me for all the Paper Pumpkin goings-on this week! I hope you enjoyed seeing finished projects. I think this subscription box is SO worth the fee!!!

ENJOY YOUR WEEKEND!!! Take time to check out Paper Pumpkin! :D

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Paper Pumpkin, Post 2

It's WEDNESDAY!!! :D I'm so glad you came back again to see this Paper Pumpkin from July!!!

Every single one of these cards came with wood details to put on the cards. Washi tape - which I used in a way new to me, so that was cool. :D

This kit came with the Stampin' Spot, the stamps, the Washi Tape, the diecuts, and everything ready to stamp on or stick on or whatever it needed for two of each design! It took me a while, because I'm used to designing my own projects - but the directions that come with the cards make it super-simple, too. :)

OK, by the time you read this, I'll have just gotten home. :) So, as it is, I'm gonna jet and finish getting ready to leave. :D

Have a wonderful day! Check out Paper Pumpkin!!!

Monday, August 28, 2017

It's PAPER PUMPKIN in the spotlight this week!

Welcome to MONDAY!!!!

Since we're leaving in the middle of last week (Sometimes, doing this scheduled blogging stuff is like a time-travel puzzle!!!!), I wanted to feature something that would be easy to show you - and BOY, is Paper Pumpkin gonna fit that bill - for you, too!!!

This is the kit, all put together MY WY, from June. DO YOU SEE HOW ADORABLE THIS IS?!?!??! I mean, look at that watermelon tissue paper inside the bag!!! Each bag comes with its own piece of that adorable tissue paper. I can eat my weight in watermelon, which is saying something! :D So give me something watermelon-themed as a CRAFT, and I am a VERY happy crafter. :D

Y'all, the kit comes with EVERYTHING you need to do the entire box - except continuing clear blocks. Your FIRST box will come with it, and from then on, that's the only thing you need to supply. I have six gift bags ready at a moment's notice, PLUS gift cards! Seriously. It doesn't get easier than Paper Pumpkin.

Don't like the way they did a project (Which I have felt a few times!)? Use the product to do your own thing! Not only does Stampin' Up!® put out a video to show how to put these together, but there are several demos who put out alternative ideas for each month's Paper Pumpkin.

If you're interested about learning more, or perhaps ordering - and there are discounts for paying for numbers of months in advance - just click on this sentence, and scroll to the bottom to Paper Pumpkin! (If you do order, please choose me as your demonstrator! :D)

OK, now back to packing and finishing my to-do lists. :D Have a wonderful day, and DO think about this Paper Pumpkin thing. It's a blast!