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Paper Pumpkin-Half Off


If you’ve never tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time-get 50% off your first two months.


Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2015, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

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, HALFOFF when you sign up.
  • New subscribers must join by Thursday, September 10, 2015; 11:50 PM (MT).

What a great gift to introduce  your grandchildren into the world of crafting.

I purchased it for  4 of my grandchildren

Leave a message in the  comment section if you are interested in getting started

This offer is good only to September 10th






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Chile Cookoff in Port St Lucie

Saturday July 11 was the Annual Chile Cook Off in Port St Lucie, Florida

This one was the 34th

If you were not there, You Missed out on a Wonderful Day!


Jumping for the kids                             Decorated Booths                              Chile

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Contests included:  Best Tasting Chile,  Best Costumes  and they even had Face Painting, Fastest Chile Eating was

Fantastic.  Video Below
Chile Cook Off

The 4th year in a row the contest was won by Vince Fountleroy employee of Board of County Commissioner Office


Happy 4th of July

Today we celebrated the land of the free and the home of the brave.WE hope your Independence Day was monumental.
The fireworks in Tradition Port St Lucie, FL last night were absolutely fantastic.  Below is the finiale-Enjoy

Three time-saving tips for your summer stamping

Stamping is both simple and fun provided you know how to choose your materials well. But before you can come up with quality products, you need to master the stamping techniques and also learn the stamping procedures that can save you time.


Here are some time-saving tips and stamping ideas for you:


Getting started

Paper crafting and stamping are a great hobby to have. But just as in life, things may not always go perfectly. As you begin, choose stamps which can be used in a variety of ways. And as you discover your area of special interest, you can add different types of paper, more stamps, accessories and supplies. Before you start stamping, ensure that you have a good solid surface. Some thin chipboard, a couple of pieces of paper or a magazine will give your stamping surface protection. To ink large stamps easily and faster, place them on raised pads and move them around over the surface. You can also lay the stamp face up on the table then apply the pad to the stamp. This will save you a lot of time.



Cleaning your stamps

When changing colors, it is a good idea to get into the habit of cleaning your stamps after each use. The best method to clean your stamps is to use a bottle of stamp cleaner with roll-on applicator top or a scrubber. The cleaner is supposed to be applied directly to the stamp after which it is scrubbed off onto a household sponge and then the stamp is blotted dry using a paper towel. When cleaning your rubber stamps, do not soak them in water as this will loosen the adhesive.
Inks and Stamp Pads

To keep the surface fully ink and prevent uneven ink distribution, always store your stamp pads level upside down. You also need to clean your stamps when changing colors to prevent the stamp pads from becoming muddy. Clean the stamp as thoroughly as possible and do not waste a lot of time trying to remove all the stain to the last mark. This is because the little stain does not affect the stamp quality of your stamp. However, if you always use the same color of ink with a stamp, there is no need to clean it. Remember to re-ink your pad only with the same color and the same brand of ink with which it was filled when it was new.

Successful Open House

On June 6th, I held my annual Open House to launch the new catalog.  Everyone had a great time with the Make-n-Takes.  Each one made a note card using the new in-color card stock 24 sheets for $7.00 and envelope to match using the new envelope paper 20 sheets of 12 x 12 for $6.00.  You can get the envelope paper either in neutrals or in color. And of course they were using the new in-color ink pads to do their stamping.

Make n Take 6-6

Prizes were given from periodic drawings and the eats weren’t too bad either…Each attendee received their FREE catalog and if you were not able to attend and want your FREE catalog, just leave me a message and I will definitely get the ball rolling on your request.

So many of the products in the new catalog of course are gotta haves!  Like the Bohemian DSP #138446 $11.00 and matching card stock #139003 $7.00.   Here is a sample card I made with it:

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And the Bow makers.  To make the two larger size bows you will need the Gift Bow Die Cut #129977 $33.00 that fits into the Big Shot #113439 $110.00.  And the small bow is made with the Bow Builder Punch #137414 $18.00   Notice the little bow on card above.



Another great product is the new Gift Bag Punch Board #135862 $20.00.  This is awesome for making favors and paper crafting items for craft fairs or to package a special gift.  Here is a bag I made with it. I should have done a little decorating, but I believe I missed the boat on that one.

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If you are interested in learning more about these products or wish to purchase any of them, there are four (4) ways to get in touch with me!


My 24/7 Online Store:   CLICK HERE

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New Stampin’ Up! Catalog has Launched

The New Stampin’ Up! Catalog is now Available.  Want your FREE Catalog?  Just email me

Be sure to add your current telephone number and when the best time to call you as it is necessary for me to talk

with you before I can mail it to you.

Looking forward to speaking with you real soon.


The in-colors are again beautiful and blend nicely with older colors.  If you are interested in ordering at my on line store


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