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 pumpkin.com 
  • 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)))!

Something Wonderful ... and Watery!

What should one do while awaiting their upcoming box from UPS?  Stamp when possible, of course! 
And how about tossing on a bit of water ... mixed with inks?

Inspiration comes in many forms, whether we are looking for it or not.  This was entirely inspired by my friend Lydia's recent Dare to Get Dirty challenge ... Let it Run!  While I don't revel in mixed media to the same degree, I immediately began mess-making, splattering, making watery colors with ink refills (reinkers), some with pigment powders, and generally turning my studio sink area into a color explosion zone, worthy of a waterproof apron.  Note:  Not having such a waterproof protective option resulted in careless abandon while playing!  

A mix of deep blues + greens created the richly colored inking on white C/S for this dragonfly created with Detailed Dragonfly thinlits.  A layer of Vellum C/S and Wink of Stella seemed to give life to this winged wonder!  I couldn't resist a brief play in my flowerbed for natural lighting.   *rolls eyes at self*

These hottest days of Summer in Texas seem to be the time when dragonflies visit my little spot on the planet the most.  They seemed a bit scary to my young self, but now I stand still and watch in fascination when rare sightings happen near me.  Wow moments!

Yesterday I enjoyed a delightful day of stamping with some of my Stampin' Stars team.  It fills my heart to be in a room with joyous paper crafters who adore this craft!  Hope you experience some joy in stamping/crafting this week as well!  Please feel welcome to contact me with any stampy questions or needs at any time.

Early Release for Christmas!

What a sweet treat I've come to share with you today!

Starting today, this exclusive stamp set from the upcoming Holiday Catalog is available for your orders!   Normally, only Stampin' Up! demonstrators get to order before a catalog goes live .. but this time, you get to join in the fun with a head start on your Christmas creations!  Take a look to see it in action ... ...

Save 10% when purchasing the bundle that includes both the Carols of Christmas stamp set along with its coordinating thinlits dies, or order separately ... your choice as always!  Got a crafty friend to share/split the deal with?  Click here for Carols of Christmas!

No matter where you are in the USA .. I'm right here and happy to help answer questions, help with stampy decisions, or arrange for classes, orders, etc.  Contact me any time.  It's my joy to be your Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

Inky (((huggss))),