NC Demos May 2017 Blog Hop


Welcome to the May 2017 Blog Hop for NC Demos. I hope you are enjoying all the fabulous projects that are showcasing retiring Stampin’ Up! products. Make sure to check out my online store before May 31, 2017 if you want to purchase any of the retiring sets or bundle pricing on carryover sets.

My project this month is featuring the Oh So Succulent bundle and designer series paper. I am planning to add a picture of me and my mother from Mother’s Day to this beautiful layout using the Oh So Succulent designer series paper and dies from THREE framelit sets, Oh So Succulent, Dragonfly Dreams, and Swirly Bird.  I used Sweet Sugarplum ink to do a quick watercolor wash in the background along with ink splatters.  The dragonfly is painted with my wink of stella, gold thread is also used as an embellishment.

Our NC Demos had our quarterly meeting last weekend (my first one) and I was so excited to be a part of this amazing group to craft together. We did some beautiful projects with NEW product that will be available June 1 and also did some swapping of cards using new product so we could have samples on hand to show our customers. I made so sweet new friends and I can’t wait until the next one in September. If you are local to me and are interested in attending, make sure to contact me about joining my team so you can get great discounts on Stampin’ Up! products and attend these demo meetings!! I would love to talk with you about this great opportunity.  I posted pictures of all the projects and swaps I received on my business Facebook @ and I would love it if you hopped over there and followed my page.  I do post more pictures and specials there almost daily. 

Don’t forget if you place an order using my May host code MPKHCAJB you will receive a sweet gift in the mail from me!  The Eastern Palace bundle pricing with FREE note cards or free thick very vanilla card stock ends on 5/31/2017.  Check out my Youtube for the cards and note cards using this fantastic bundle to see how versatile it can be. 

Also if you have not subscribed to Paper Pumpkin yet, you do not want to miss out on this great deal!! 25% off your first three months! and make sure to pick me as your demo!


One last reminder-make sure to come back and visit my blog on June 1st for FIVE new Creative Crew Challenge projects, all using new products! Here’s a little sneak peek

Make sure to check out  Tamara’s blog next for another beautiful project! Have a blessed day!

Tamra Davis –

Jo Anne Hewins –

Michelle Irinyi –

Tracie Evans Langley –

Sharon Maranich –

Laurie Meier –

Frances Wagner –

Product List

Oh So Succulent Photopolymer Bundle


Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies


Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies


Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush


Sweet Sugarplum Classic Stampin' Pad


Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Old Olive 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Gold Metallic Thread


Christmas Card using Eastern Medallion Dies


Hey! Just wanted to pop in and showcase a completely different way of using the new Eastern Palace Bundle! Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I create cards all year long to give to my family and friends.  When I first saw the dies, my mind immediately went to a wreath and this beautiful, simple card was born!  I’m using the new in color Tranqil Tide cardstock, cherry cobbler cardstock and 1/8″ gold ribbon that is retiring. The sentiment is stamped with versamark. The stamp set Reason for the Season is also retiring May 31 and I will be in mourning for it as it is absolutely beautiful!  Subscribe to my youtube and blog for more tutorials.  Links to buy product from my online store are below! Hope you have a blessed day.


Product List

Reason For The Season Photopolymer Stamp Set


Eastern Palace Premier Bundle


Cherry Cobbler 8-1/2


Versamark Pad


Gold 1/8


HB Gorgeous Sneak Peeks and June Class Annoucement!

Hey crafty friends!! Just wanted to share a couple of cards using the NEW upcoming stamp/die bundle called Happy Birthday Gorgeous and some of the new incolors!!

This first card uses retiring dsp called A Little Foxy, I use the B sides of all this paper just for the fun dots, chevrons and stripes.  I love the grays and blues used also!  The flowers are stamped on the background using Calypso Coral Ink.  The punched flowers are from the retiring (and now sold out) petite petals punch which I am still in mourning over and you will probably still see on my cards. Fortunately several of the die sets have similar flowers but the punch is still my go to as it’s quick and easy!

This beautiful card uses just the stamp set Happy Birthday Gorgeous and 2 of the new incolors: Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist.  I also used Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral and I’m loving this summery, bright combo!  The new stamp/die set and the 2 new incolors will be available for purchase on June 1, 2017!

CLASS ANNOUNCEMENT! As you know I have started posting Youtube videos and have decided to start monthly product based classes starting with our new catalog in June.  I will be posting more details in the next week, but basically I will be designing 3 projects and with the bundle purchase you receive the materials to create the projects and access to a facebook group with videos on creating the projects.  June’s class will be using the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Bundle and will include a bag, a tag, and a card!  More details to come!

Hoping you have a blessed day!

Product List

Layering Circle Framelits Dies

A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper Stack

Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad

White Perfect Accents

Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad

Bermuda Bay 1/8" Stitched Ribbon


Best Birds Spring Card & Eastern Palace Notecard Video Series

I love this little bird stamp and just had to use up the rest of the random stamped background from the color challenge card I made a couple of weeks ago!  The background is stamped with Touches of Texture.  The bird, branch and sentiment is from Best Birds which is in the current catalog but is carrying over to the new one that debuts June 1, 2017!  Colors used are pear pizazz, peekaboo peach, flirty flamingo, basic black, so saffron.


Eastern Palace Notecards


Hello crafty friends! I’m back with more note card ideas using the beautiful new Eastern Palace Suite that is debuting in the 2017-2018 Stampin’ Up! catalog but is being made available to customers early as 2 bundle options!  These four cute, quick note cards were made using the Beginner Bundle, adhesive and my trimmer!  Subscribe to my Facebook as I will be posting videos from May 9, 2017 through May 14, 2017 for these four plus 2 more quick and easy cards that only take a few minutes each to make!  I will also be posting a bonus video using the Eastern Palace framelits on May 13, 2017.  As always you can click the Shop Now Link in the menu above or on the product links at the end of this post to purchase these fantastic bundles!  Use host code MPKHCAJB for the month of May and receive a small surprise from me plus I will email you instructions for three fantastic cards using the premier bundle that Stampin’ Up! has made available to demonstrators (make sure NOT to click no contact from demonstrator when placing your order so I’ll have your address.)

Here is a flyer describing what’s included in both bundles! Eastern_Palace_Flyer_NA

Beginner bundle for $60.50:English Starter Bundle

Premier Bundle $103.50

English Premier Bundle


Hoping you have a blessed day!

Product List

Eastern Palace Starter Bundle

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

SNAIL Permanent Adhesive

Stampin' Trimmer