New Website!!!

Please click here and go to STAMP WITH PERRYWINKLE — my new website and blog!

It is still a “work in progress”, and I want to always work to improve it, but I’m far enough along that I’d like to start directing traffic there.  You will see ALL of my former posts there, so you are NOT missing a thing!!!

I hope you will like the new features that I can do with a new site, and will notice even more goodies showing up in the future.

For now, bookmark the new site and join me over there!  Hurry so you don’t miss the details of my new class making this artwork!!!



Weekly Deals and new BONUS Sale-A-Bration Products!

Sorry I’m a little late getting the Weekly Deals posted!  I hope you will take advantage of the Discounted Prices and place an order this week.  Don’t forget, we have about 3 more weeks before Sale-A-Bration ends!  For each $50 you spend, you get a Sale-A-Bration Product for free!  We now have 4 BONUS items to entice you even more 🙂  I can’t wait to get my hands on the new Printed Vellum!  My orders are supposed to arrive tomorrow!   Stay tuned for some great samples with the Vellum!

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Weekly Deals March 3

Simple Stampin’ at a Home Workshop

Don’t we all need a little more simplicity in our lives?  I know that I do — and I prefer the simple cards in my Stampin’ Up! business, most of the time, as well.  I recently had the chance to do a home workshop for a new demonstrator in my Stamp With Perrywinkle group.  She was ready to invite some girlfriends over and introduce them to her new creative outlet!  One thing that I always offer to my new team members is to come over and DO the class for them.  I provide the materials and show them how the class could look if they were the demonstrator standing there doing the class.  I love being a role model and providing this service for them.  We talk before the class and choose projects that are appropriate for the audience.  Sometimes we have a fabulous opportunity to share Stampin’ Up! with brand new faces that don’t know much about our products.  This was the case recently, and it was so fun to demonstrate a few very simple cards.  I shared the need to have the “SIP” philosophy  in mind.   SIP = STAMPS, INK, and PAPER.  The rest is just “fluff” — and we can add as much as we want.  But you gotta have stamps, ink, and paper to build a foundation and go up from there!

Here are the projects that we decided to showcase at our home workshop.  I demonstrated one additional card (which the guests did NOT make) so that I could briefly introduce stamping techniques, our 3 types of stamps, how to best use a punch, adhesive, and general things like that.  You  might also notice that I used several products that opened the door for me to introduce the Occasions catalog and the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  We had a very successful night, and my hostess even has one guest discussing becoming a demonstrator herself………so, I think we did a good job that night!  Would you be willing to invite some friends over for something like this?  There is NO COST to anyone, and I will tailor my projects to meet the desires of your audience.  Contact me today to host a workshop in March and earn Sale-A-Bration rewards before it’s all over!

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Best Day Ever Cards

Paper Pumpkin Give Away!

I was so excited to find my new Paper Pumpkin in my mailbox last week!!!  I had seen a sneak peek at Leadership and I knew I was going to LOVE the contents of this bright orange box!  It’s so funny how excited you can get over something so sweet and simple in the mailbox………and it’s not a BILL!  Too bad I didn’t find time to create my project last week, but I had to be PATIENT and find time…..just a little time, though!  Paper Pumpkin projects are QUICK and EASY!  Here’s the scoop on Paper Pumpkin and the great sale!  Sign up this week, pick a free Sale-A-Bration item, and be entered in a drawing for this give-away!  Anyone who subscribes will get a treat from me, but one lucky lady will get the Framelit and Embossing Folder set shown below.   This is a long post, but make sure you catch all the Paper Pumpkin photos I took…….loved my kit and can’t wait to play some more!

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By now you know all about Sale-A-Bration—the best time of the year at Stampin’ Up! But, have you heard about the easiest way to earn your FREE products? With just one purchase, you’ll receive three months of total papercrafting paradise and a free product!How might you ask? It’s easy—with a 3-month Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription. It gets even better because right now it’s on sale for just $54.85 USD/$68.85 CAD—the perfect price to instantly qualify for your free product.

If you haven’t subscribed to Paper Pumpkin yet, here are a few things you’ve missed:

  • A monthly kit designed with beginners and advanced crafters in mind.
  • A variety of projects from cards to décor, gift packaging, and more!
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamps every month.
  • An ink spot every month with colors that don’t repeat in a 12-month period.
  • Embellishments like twine, ribbon, stickers, die-cuts, boxes, clips, buttons, sequins, burlap bags, frames, pinwheels, brads, banners, journals, and confetti.
  • A plethora of ideas on Pinterest from other subscribers to help you make the most of every kit.

It’s never too late to get in on all the fun!

But why limit yourself to just three months? With a 12-month prepaid subscription you’ll save $2 every month (that’s a free month every year), get FOUR free Sale-A-Bration products, host dollars, and 12 whole months of skipping to the fun!

It all starts with an exciting trip to the mailbox!!!


 AAAHHH!  Look at the pretty packaging…….resist the urge to rip it open!



See all the contents!  WOW!!!PP2

And look at all the goodies to make this month’s accordion cards!!!


I stamped one sample for you in record time!!!


And packaged it up so nicely! PP5


Are you conviced yet?  I’ve seen the next month’s kit, as well, and you won’t want to miss it!  Subscribe before March 1st and you will be entered in a drawing to win a Stampin’ Up! Framelit and Embossing set shown below!

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Weekly Deals starting today!

Here are the weekly deals!  Let me know if you would like for me to order any of these for you.  I have Club Class on Thursday night so I will be placing an order this weekend.  So many fun embellishments that are so affordable!  Love it!   I’d be happy to put them in with my Club order if you want to send me an email!
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Birthday Bash Class – Saturday Stamp Time!

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Join our Saturday morning group where we will create projects using birthday products from the Occasions Catalog.  We will complete four Birthday projects (2 peeks are shown above) and you will go home with a bag full of Stampin’ goodies!  


10:00 AM – NOON



 Please bring your own adhesive!

MUST RSVP by Monday, February 23rd
so I can order your supplies!

If you would like to pay with a Credit Card, please let me know and I will
send you a PayPal invoice. 

ONE TAG FITS ALL Welcome Baby Card

This is the fourth and final card that we did during our last Saturday Stamp Time featuring the Pink Pirouette Blendabilites. We masked the little “rubber duckies” so that we were only stamping the image, and not the words (since they are on the same stamp).  We also used the Soft Sky Blendabilities to color the middle duck.

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Notice the Pink Pirouette Baker’s Twine?  We simply colored the Whisper White Baker’s Twine with one of our Blendabilites and used it for the sweet little heart button.  Just another fun way to use your Blendabilities.

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Lastly, I created some shading under the ducks.  It is faint, but it creates some depth and dimension.  I learned this little tip at Leadership a couple of weeks ago from Diana Gibbs.  She showed us how to use the Smoky Slate Blendabilities to create this shadowing.  We took the lightest shade, and colored a small “puddle” onto a Clear Mount Block.  Then we used the Color Lifter marker to pick up just a small amount of that gray and color with it.  VERY similar to what you would do with a Blender Pen, if you are familiar with that.  Just ANOTHER cool thing you can do with Blendabilities.  They are SO versatile!!!  I think I’m dreaming of more new colors for the Blendabilities already!!!Baby Card 4