One of the Best! a.k.a. Falling on My Sword

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is 'live' and available for ordering! 

As you might expect, it's brimming with new stamp sets, accessories, papers ... and inspiration ideas for Fall and the upcoming Christmas season.

But is that all we can do with those new treasures?   
Absolutely not!   For example ...

While this is not a seasonal creation, the thinlits (dies) and papers are new products from the Holiday Catalog:  Trim Your Stocking thinlits and the Merry Little Christmas designer papers!  

We all have those fabby people in our lives whom we personally deem as 'one of the best'.  Best friend, best baker, best giggle-maker, best hugger, best *insert your term*, etc.    By masking off one word (And), I was able to turn this sentiment into one that's just right for the front of my card.   I wanted a non-holiday sentiment, so this is from the Lovely Friends stamp set from the annual catalog.

In a perfect world, I would have had this blogged earlier for the Stampin' Up! Anything but the Holidays blog hop .... but ... I had a giant flub-Oooops week (no .. not just one 'day') and totally messed up.  Please forgive me.    This is my sword, and I'm falling on it.   Be sure to click this link to be immersed in lots more non-holiday inspiration!

Inky hugggsss,

Product List
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*
Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*
Big Shot

Did You Hear That? Pumpkin Sale = 50% Off!

   Even though we're still in the heat of Summer, there's a cool new sale on pumpkins ... Paper Pumpkin!   

   One of my favorite things about Paper Pumpkin is that it contains everything needed to create the cards or other projects inside ... except paper snips and Snail (dry runner) adhesive.   This sweet box of craftiness includes an exclusive stamp set, dimensional adhesives and/or glue dots if needed, and all embellishments required.  You just open and create ... or better yet, open with a crafty friend and create a fun time together!   Here's a video look at July's Paper Pumpkin kit:

   This one was really a lot of fun. 

   Here's how to order Paper Pumpkin:
  • Visit http://paper 
  • Please use my name, Bev Gerard, as your demonstrator.
  • Use this code for your 50% savings:   HALFOFF0917
  • That's all there is to it!
    You will receive an email letting you know when Paper Pumpkin has been shipped each month, so you can be on the lookout for easy, creative fun a few days later.  

   September 10 is the last day to take advantage of this promotion.   

   Inky (((hugs)))!