My Paper Pumpkin–Free Markers & It’s Getting Better!

So one of the booths that was set up here at the Stampin’ Up! leadership conference is all about My Paper Pumpkin.  It was actually a really fun booth and had lots going on including:

  • 2014-01-09 13.00.39Displays of all the past Paper Pumpkin kits
  • Samples of cards using the stamps and supplies from the past kits
  • Craft Wars Challenge!!  – We got to compete by using past stamps from Paper Pumpkin kits and limited supplies from the new Occasions catalog to create a card of our own design.  They were judged last night and we’ll learn today which were the top 20 to win some prizes.  I loved making mine and will have to share it soon!
    It is true!  I got to see the next 3 kits coming up because they wanted to show us how they were trying to make the projects better and improve on the program.  They are looking to periodically include photopolymer stamps in the kits and they have some FABULOUS stuff coming in the future months. 

I seriously can not wait until the February and March kits!  I think they are getting more on trend and look really fun (and useful!!) to create.  I won’t spoil the surprise here on what is in them, but I think they are cute.  (if you want more details, email me at and I’ll give you the scoop. ; ))

So, if you want to get in on this, make sure you sign up this month so you are all ready to go.  PLUS, if you sign up by the end of January, you will get a free set of the 2012-2014 In Color markers with your Welcome Kit.  That is a value of $14.95!


Get YOUR Paper Pumpkin Here!


See projects made with Paper Pumpkin kits and stamps here


If you want to restart your subscription – if you want the free marker set, you will need to set up a new account using a different email address than what you originally subscribed with.  Otherwise, you will just get the February kit and not the Welcome Kit with the marker set.

Want to see more from Leadership?

I posted more pictures from leadership over on my Facebook page; so, I invite you to check it out.

We have one day left, I can’t believe how fast this has gone!

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Birthday Celebration Fun Framed Art

I was going through my projects and pictures I’ve taken of inspirational ideas and I stumbled across this picture of an AWESOME framed stamped art that fellow demonstrator Karen Trelfa created.  She shared this with us at Founder’s Circle and I totally forgot about it.  But wouldn’t this be a cool thing to create?

The cool thing about it is that it uses different random bits that you have around home and in your stamping supplies to create a cool collage effect to help celebrate any holiday or event.

Some of the supplies found in this art:

  • The Alphabet Press embossing folder to make the textured background behind all the punched and decorated squares
  • Most of the squares use squares out of different patterns from the Birthday Basics designer paper
  • Stamped images from different sets including: Sketched Birthdays, Flower Shop, Sweets for the Sweet, A Fitting Occasion, and Label Love
  • The Cupcake Punch
  • Marina Mist 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon
  • Glimmer Brads
  • And misc cardstock and ink

But I just think the look of all the different layered elements just looks so cool!  What do you think?

Last Day of Giveaways for the Birthday Celebrations!

I have been having so much fun sharing ideas and sharing some of my scrappy stash with all of you over the last few days!  Thank you for joining the fun with me!  For my last day of

Northwest Stamper Birthday Weekend Giveaway – Day 4


For the last day, I’m giving away a sampler of all the papers in the current Annual catalog!  You’ll get 78 6×6 sheets of double sided cardstock.  This is a fun way to get to see in person all the different designs and have enough to make multiple cards or projects from each sheet.

Enter to win today’s giveaway by any combination of the following:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post sharing what is your favorite type of project to create!
  • Visit my facebook page and leave a comment today’s card post sharing if you sent out Christmas cards this year or if you were like me and have waited until the very last minute. Smile
    While you are there, don’t forget to make sure you’ve liked my page and are getting notifications to ensure you catch all the fun!
  • Place an order online or by emailing me at and get 2 extra entries

Good luck!  I’ll be drawing all the winners tomorrow morning and announcing them here on the blog!

If you want to enter for the prior days, you still have time.  Make sure to visit Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3 here on the blog and over on facebook to get entered.


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A Christmas Card from Shelli Gardner!

I can’t believe I almost totally forgot to post this card I received at Founder’s Circle from Shelli Gardner (Stampin’ Up! CEO and her daughter Sara Douglas).  When we were swapping she gave us this card and even signed it on the back with her “bad” hand since she had just been in her horse riding accident and had injured her shoulder.  But I wanted to share it with you now before the holidays completely pass by.

But first, don’t forget about the Birthday Weekend Celebrations!  My birthday was on Wednesday and I’m sharing the presents all week long!  If you haven’t checked out day 1 and day 2, you still have time to get your name in the drawing for each gift since I’ll be drawing names on Sunday morning. 

So check out Shelli’s card and then leave a comment to be entered for today’s giveaway!

So Sophisticated Christmas Card

Shelli is known for her vintage and sophisticated style.  It always makes me laugh to see her on stage and start putting together a card and tell us that it is just a “stamp here”, “spritz there”, add a little fussy cutting, glue this and that, “add a stitch” just so… and you are done!  She makes it look so easy! 

Now, I guess the basic elements of this card are pretty straight forward.

  • Run the embossing folder across the middle of your card front for embossing on only part of your card front.
  • Heat emboss a single stamp (the O Holy Night set) in gold.
  • Cut out your stamped image with a framelit (from Apocathary Accents)
  • Add a Champange Glimmer paper punched star with the Merry Minis punch pack and placed a pearl in the middle (I would recommend using some extra adhesive to help hold it in place on the rough glimmer paper)
  • Spritz the card base with Vanilla Smooch Spritz to add some subtle shimmer to the card

But then you look closer at the top of the card and we start to get a little fancier!  : )

It looks like she took some of the Modern Medley designer paper and accordian folded a thin strip to allow them to shape it into a circle to go behind the star (I’m sure glued with hot glue!)

Then took some of the FABULOUS Cherry Cobbler seam binding ribbon and (I’m guessing with starch spray) crinkle and folded the ribbon to this interesting look.  Add two more paper banners on the right and you are done!

It looks like a really fun card to make…. but one I would make for only a few special people. : )

Birthday Celebrations & Giveaway – Day 3!

Alright, I promised you gifts because birthdays are so much fun and I’m glad I can share mine with you.

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This and That Washi Tape (1 set = 3 rolls of tape)

Brights Designer Buttons

Each day I’ll post a new giveaway and you’ll be able to enter up 3 ways (and yes! you can get multiple entries each day!) each day and I’ll draw names on Sunday.

Enter to win today’s giveaway by any combination of the following:

  • Leave a comment on this blog post sharing whether you scrapbook your holiday pictures or just take and store them. 
  • Visit my facebook page and leave a comment today’s card post sharing what is your favorite holiday treat?
    While you are there, don’t forget to make sure you’ve liked my page and are getting notifications to ensure you catch all the fun!
  • Place an order online or by emailing me at and get 2 extra entries

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Clearance Rack Blitz–Up to 80% off!

Today is the kick off of a new Clearance Rack Blitz!  What that means is that Stampin’ Up! is adding a bunch of new past favorites for the Clearance Rack for super deals… up to 80% off!

Just a reminder that everything is while supplies last and the last time they did an update like this, items DID start selling out by mid-morning, so if you see something you love – grab itDecember 2013 Clearance Rack Blitz

Click to See the Clearance Deals Here!

Use hostess code YZWM4MKB
and receive a thank you card and bonus card in the mail using the lots of upcoming goodies from the Occasions Catalog!

I will be doing at least one group order today (one probably mid-morning and possibly another in the evening).  So if you see one or two things you want but want to save a bit on shipping, let me know ASAP by emailing


Some of my favorites on the clearance rack as of right now:

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And if that wasn’t enough great deals for you…there are new weekly deals too!


See all of these in the online store here


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Cyber Monday Special–Save on the Big Shot!

It is here!  The last day of the Big Holiday Sale and what do you say we let it go out with a Bang?! On top of all the great bundles and saves in image_thumb[1]

Special Northwest Stamper Deal!  TODAY ONLY! Save 25% off the Big Shot or receive a $25 credit towards additional accessories!

How to get your Big Shot savings:

You have 2 options for taking advantage of the Big Shot savings:

  1. Call or Email me your order I will give you your choice of 25% off the Big Shot or you can select up to $25 in additional accessories when you purchase your Big Shot
  2. Order your Big Shot in the online store When I see your order come in, I will contact you to give you your choice of a refund of the 25% discount amount, or you can choose to receive a $25 gift card to use on accessories for your new machine!

Please note – this offer is only available through me, Jennifer Blomquist.  This is a special offer I’m making available to my customers as an extra thank you!

More Cyber Monday Specials!


These products are 30 percent off for 24 hours on Monday, December 2:

Description Retail Price Sale Price
Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (item 132172) $26.95 $18.87
Expressions Thinlits Dies (item 132171) $24.95 $17.47
Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent (item 132159) $14.95 $10.47
Snowflake Season Simply Sent  (item 132176) $14.95 $10.47
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 129324) $4.95 $3.47
Extra-Large Gift Box (item 132147) $3.95 $2.77

Get your shopping fingers ready as this all is only available for 24hr tomorrow only! I will be placing a group order tonight, so let me know if you want in on it to snag these deals and save even more!  email me at or you can shop online!  

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Getting Ready for Cyber Monday & New SU Specials

Hopefully you’ve been having a great holiday weekend… or just a great weekend for those of you not in the US!  I’ve had a great laid back weekend with the family and have actually gotten a lot of scrapbooking done!  I think I’m actually close to having all of Halloween this year in an album… don’t ask me about the rest of the year or last year though… ha ha.

So, today I’ll try to get some photography done but in the meantime, I wanted to share some of the new stamps and upcoming specials that I have the scoop for you today.

Cyber Monday Deals! 

Turns out that Stampin’ Up! decided to add some Cyber Monday deals – yay!  And I know that everyone had been waiting for the BigShot to go on sale…and while SU didn’t put it on sale, I wanted to say thank you to all my customers and so I’m giving to you for a discount for one day only!


Special Northwest Stamper Deal!  Monday, Dec 2 – Save 25% off the Big Shot!

These products are 30 percent off for 24 hours on Monday, December 2:

Description Retail Price Sale Price
Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (item 132172) $26.95 $18.87
Expressions Thinlits Dies (item 132171) $24.95 $17.47
Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent (item 132159) $14.95 $10.47
Snowflake Season Simply Sent  (item 132176) $14.95 $10.47
Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 129324) $4.95 $3.47
Extra-Large Gift Box (item 132147) $3.95


Get your shopping fingers ready as this all is only available for 24hr tomorrow only! 

I will be placing a group order tomorrow night, so let me know if you want in on it to snag these deals and save even more!  email me at or you can shop online!

December “Best of” Stamp Set – Best of Sale-a-Bration

The final “Best of” Stamp set was released this morning… it is a collection of past Sale-a-Bration stamps.  How many do you remember?


Best of Sale-a-Bration (December)

Don’t forget, once you collect any 6 of the 12 “Best of” Stamp Sets and you’ll be able to fill out a collectors card and mail it in to get any stamp set in the catalog valued up to $14.95 for Free!

A Whole Lot of Love with Cute Valentine’s Items

I know some folks have been waiting for an Eiffel Tower stamp and guess what?  A new one just came out!  Stampin’ Up! is releasing some Valentine’s items in December so that you have time to get everything you need early.

Check out what is new.  Items are available December 1st – Jan 27th!  See everything online here.


Check out the Flyer of Cute Valentine’s Kits



Check out the flyer of Exclusive Stamp Sets


Ok, so I think you have the latest scoop!  Don’t forget, stop by tomorrow for the final Cyber Monday Specials

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Black Friday Shopping Special!

Black Friday is the biggest shopping day of the year and I wanted to make it a little easier for you to get some of your crafting wishlist taken care of without the hassle of long lines and worrying about stores running out of the special deal before you get there!

So, as my thanks to you for being my stamping friends, I’m offering a Black Friday and Cyber Monday deal!

Black Friday only!


Use it to get free shipping on anything currently available from Stampin’ Up! and stack the savings when you shop from the

To get your free shipping, call me or email me at with your order.  Or, shop in the online store and when I see your order come in, I will send you out a refund for your shipping amount!

Happy Shopping!

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PS – if the Big Shot is on your wishlist, you won’t want to miss my Cyber Monday specialGet the Big Shot for 25% off!  Plus, if your order is $150 before the Big Shot discount, you’ll receive $25 in hostess benefits!  So, that is $175 in awesome goodies for only $125!

Elegant Glitter Floral Frames Card & Weekly Deals!

When I saw the weekly deals this morning, I thought it was so cool that Floral Frames framelits were on sale and it made me think of my favorite card I’ve made with these framelits.  Wanna see?

Glitter floral frames elegant card

Sorry it isn’t the nicest picture, but it is what I had from when I made it a while back.  It is easy to make thanks to the different size flowers in the floral frames framelit set and when you use the coordinating Daydream Medallions stamp set it comes together in a snap.

Project Supplies

Here is everything available on the weekly deal starting today and going through Dec 2nd:

Floral Frames Framelits Dies
Item # 127012

Regular Price: $26.95
Discounted Price: $20.21 US

Peekaboo Frames Bigz Large Die
Item # 124587

Regular Price: $32.95
Discounted Price: $24.71

Soft Sky Classic Stampin’ Pad
Item # 131181

Regular Price: $5.95
Discounted Price: $4.46

Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
Item # 131262

Regular Price: $28.95
Discounted Price: $21.71

1″ Square Punch Item # 124094
Regular Price: $15.95
Discounted Price: $11.96

Cherry Cobbler 3/4″ Chevron Ribbon
Item # 130012

Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71


Don’t Forget!

Use Hostess Code – VPESSGUJ when shopping and you will be entered to WIN a minimum of $25 in your choice of free benefits!

Beautifully  Baroque Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 130917
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96

Compilation of Recipes Designer Template
Item # 127755

Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $8.97



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Save up to 50% off with the big Holiday Sale!

Stampin’ Up’s big “Black Friday” sale is on now and there are a bunch of great products and exclusive bundles just for the sale discounted from 20% to 50% off!  The sale runs from Nov 20th – Dec 2nd.

Check out all the great deals either as a PDF or with pictures in the Online Store


View the full Holiday Sale Flyer

Check out the sale in the online store

Combine sale items with clearance rack favorites for awesome deals and holiday gifts.  Get your favorites by emailing me at or shopping in my online store.

Mystery Hostess Giveaway!  Use Hostess Code VPESSGUJ when shopping to be entered to win a minimum of $25 in your choice of free benefits.  Happy shopping!

Big Holiday Sale with Can’t-Miss Doorbusters Starts Now!

**Quick Note – LAST CALL for RSVPs for the Festive Flurries Snowflake Décor Class!
It will be a super fun afternoon on the 30th.  So, check it out and let me know if you can make it! **

I told you last week that Stampin’ Up! was going to be kicking off their holiday sale TODAY and they are starting it off with a bang!  They have 3 items that are on 24hr door busters and I don’t know if I’ve ever seen the Many Marvelous Markers set or the Stampin’ Trimmer on sale, so if you’ve been wanting these, don’t let them pass you by.

*** Shop the 24hr Sale Here! ***
Don’t forget the hostess code – KVRHMCG4 to be entered to win the hostess benefits!


There are LOTS of other items that are on sale starting today and going through December 2nd.  Check out all your options on the flyer below.

View the PDF version of the Flyer Here

My favorites include:

  • Stitched Satin Ribbon for 40% off (only $5.37 a spool!)
  • Squares and Circle Framelits for 25% off ($20.21 each)
  • Notecards & Envelopes for 30% off ($3.85 for 20 card bases and envelopes!)
  • Very Merry Artisan Punch bundle for 30% off (cute holiday stamp set and a matching punch for $23.73!)
  • Cheers single stamp for 40% off (only $3.57!)

Shop the Sale Online Here!

Win Free Stamps with the Mystery Hostess Events!

I can’t wait to give a few people some early Christmas presents, so I’m holding some Mystery Hostess events!  I will have the kick-off event that is happening now for the group order going in tonight, and then starting tomorrow I’ll begin a second one for the remainder of the Holiday Sale.

Holiday Sale Kick-Off Mystery Hostess Event
Hostess Code:  KVRHMCG4
  • What:  Every order placed between now and 12/2 at 11:00pm MST will get you entered in a drawing to win a minimum of $25 in free Stampin’ Up! product!
  • How:  Shop my online store or email me at to order any of the weekly deals, Holiday Sale specials, Clearance Rack, or any other catalog products.
  • When:  I’ll be putting in the second group order the evening of 12/2 and I’ll be giving away a minimum of $25 in hostess benefits from that order!  So, the hostess code will be closing then and so you must place your orders before 11:00pm MST.


Want even more free stamps for yourself?

This is a great time to host an online party as well!
Get the items you want from the sale, let your friends get the items they want, and have it all count towards free goodies for your party!  I can get a Hostess code set up and out to you today so you can take advantage of the doorbusters as part of your party!  Email me a to get your code.

I can also set up a facebook group or event to help share with everyone the different specials and project ideas using the items in the sale!  So just let me know what works best for you.

Ok, got all that?  I’ll try to put together a picture view of all the items in the Holiday Sale later today and will try to have it up by tomorrow.

In the meantime, happy shopping and don’t hesitate to call or email if you have any questions!


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