A Stamper To Remember

Black Friday – shopping or crafting

Filed under: Projects — November 21, 2018 @ 11:48 am

black friday sale, Stampin' Up!

I’ll be doing my Christmas shopping this weekend online.  What about you?  Remember to check out the great gift ideas at my Stampin’ Up! website.  The online extravaganza sale will be in 3 parts this year and will include almost all of the Annual Catalog!

November 23-24: Paper and Embellishments

November 25-26:  Stamps and Kits

November 27-28:  Tools and Ink

There will be some exceptions (such as bundles, Stamparatus, Host sets and Paper Pumpkin).


Open host codes (use one and get a gift from me):  If your order is over $150, keep the host benefits to yourself and I’ll still send a gift.

Edie B.- B4RZQZHR (will be closing during the first sale).

Denise P.- 3MP4267Z

Kim W. – JP939F6N

Ask me for your very own host code – they are good for 30 days.

These are some of the beautiful swaps I received at the Orlando OnStage Stampin’ Up! meeting.

Dashing Deer is a must have.  The bundle is here in my shop.

Stampin' Up, Christmas Cards

I love how she turned this fall stamp set (Country Home) into a Christmas card.  These chicken wire elements are in low inventory and will be retired when they are sold out.

Stampin Up, Christmas Cards

The darling Santa of Santa stamp set and Designer Paper are still available for now, but the framelits have sold out.

I’ll show some more Christmas swaps later this week.

Have a blessed Thanksgiving!

Happy crafting,
Kim Wilson

Dashing Deer and the Good/Bad News

Filed under: Projects — November 16, 2018 @ 4:31 pm

The good news is that the Dashing Deer stamp set and dies by Stampin’ Up! will carry over to next year.  The bad news is that the dies are on the low inventory list, so time to shop if you need them soon!

Stampin' Up Dashing Deer

I have seen so many gorgeous project with this bundle.  Here is a card I made adding some Brusho to watercolor paper for a brilliant background.  The Swirls & Curls embossing folder I used at the bottom is also on the low inventory list.

Today’s Tip:  Just wet the watercolor paper with an aquapainter or spritzer, then sprinkle on some brusho for a burst of color.  Spritz again if desired and dry.  Keep a thumb tack in the top of your bottle for an easy shaker hole.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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Oh No – Holiday Catalog products retiring early!

Filed under: Projects — November 15, 2018 @ 3:34 pm

Just a quick update because some Stampin’ Up! products will be out of stock before the end of December.  So you might want to grab your favorites ASAP at my shop.

First,  already gone are:

149619 White Velvet Sheets and

sold out

Retiring items that might sell out quickly:

(BE SURE TO GET THE BUNDLE with stamp set to save 10%).

Carry Over items that will not retire, but might go on backorder:

And don’t forget the Snowflake Showcase products, just in case these sell out early as well:
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The Online Extravaganza Sale will begin on Black Friday, but it will be on items from the Annual Catalog, so I would not wait.  Can I set up a host code for you?  They are good for 30 days and you, and friends can place multiple orders and still get host benefits!

Or, help out my November hosts:    B4RZQZHR – club host is Edie, JP939F6N – host is me (Kim)

My top pick that is retiring would be Farmhouse Christmas. Here are a couple projects with this delightful bundle.

IMG_2616.Farmhouse Christmas retiring

 Farmhouse Christmas retiring soon


I’m so sorry about this inventory situation.  I hope you are able to get everything you want this season.

Consider joining my team and add these items to your starter kit to get them at a discount!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Why Stampin’ Up!

Filed under: Projects — November 14, 2018 @ 12:25 pm

I watched the cute little video today of the Stampin’ Up! theme song for the 30th anniversary celebration.  I had to laugh, but also cry a bit, because the words resonated with me.  As a 20 year veteran demonstrator, this company has been an integral part of my life and growth as a person.  It’s not just about stamps and ink and selling products.  But it is the creativity that it unleashes in me and in those who I touch through my classes, my blog and events I attend.  And not just creativity, but how crafting and sharing makes  a difference in my life and in those around me.

Anyways… you must watch this!

And now I’ll share a few of my favorite memories from #onstage2018.  The best part was seeing old friends and making new.  I hope you can come along with me next time.  Why not write a comment or let me know if I have touched you in any way through the years?  It would mean a lot to me.

Linda, Rich and Kim

Check in day with friends – million dollar seller Linda and company president Rich.

Hmmm.  I look a little short!


Stampin’ Up! treated us to a day at Epcot.

Lyssa and me and donut

And a special dessert –  donuts flambe.

catalogs and awards

New catalogs and a ribbons celebrating a few awards.

free stamps

Prize Patrol!

my team with Jessica

My team with our district manager Jessica.

the fun table at CentreStage

The fun table at the CentreStage lunch for leaders.

make n takes

make & takes.

old time splitcoast friends

My long-time Splitcoaststamper friends.  craftdoc, lindylou, lala and pickle.

the 2 Mrs Wilsons

a tale of 2 Mrs. Wilsons.

trip walk

walking the stage – I earned the Greek Isles incentive trip!!!

Craft and Carry Tote cr

Our new Craft and Carry tote – ask me how you can get your hands on this!

most fun presentation

most fun presentation –  masking and oops, unfortunate placement.

new kit and blends

New kit.  New blends colors – Balmy Blue and Mossy Meadows.
new suite

New Suite – All my Love.  Gorgeous dies!

I hope you enjoyed this taste of #OnStage2018 in celebration of #StampinUp30

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson




Santa’s Workshop Memories & More

Filed under: Projects — November 13, 2018 @ 5:20 pm

I’ll share more about Stampin’ Up! OnStage later this week, but I need to let you know that the Santa’s Workshop Memories & More card pack and the matching Cards and Envelopes are all SOLD OUT.  If you are one of the lucky ones to have these popular products, I have some projects for you below.  If you missed out, there are still other items of the Santa’s Workshop Suite available that you can use instead, so I would grab them quickly.  See the thumbnail photos at the bottom of this post.

First some easy 12×12 scrapbook pages.  While supplies last, there is a pack of 12×12 Paper that includes Poppy Parade and Garden Green – perfect for Christmas.

Stampin' Up, Santas workshop

Stampin' Up, Santas Workshop

Stampin' Up, Santa's Workshop

I made these with the Memories & More cards, but you could easily substitute the matching paper for these layouts.

And some easy Cards and gift card holders – again just substitute the Designer Paper.

Stampin' Up, Santas Workshop

At OnStage we were told that Stampin’ Up! is doing very well and sales were over $200 million for last year.  I can believe it when I see how quickly the popular items are sold out.  I have listed some below that you might want to check out.  And now would be a great time to Join My Team and put some of these in your starter kit!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Layered Marker Technique and Hinge Stamping

Filed under: Projects — November 7, 2018 @ 9:02 am

I’m repeating this card from my last class for one of my Stampin’ Up! OnStage swaps. I uses the Layered Marker Technique.  This is especially easy with the Stamparatus, because you can fill in any missing areas or just add more color and re-stamp.

Winter Woods

Today’s Tips:

I used the Regals and Neutrals Stampin’ Write Markers to color directly on the Winter Woods stamps with the brush tip.

The metallic edged cards are great for this one-layer card.  I used Gold for the colored leaves and Silver for shades of green (see product list below).

You can lay down the color in any fashion when using the Stamparatus.  I tried different ways and it still looked nice.  You can do one color at a time then stamp, or a bunch at once.  Since I was making multiples, I found it quick to add some broad stripes across with the lighter colors and then add some blobs and dots with the darker colors, saving the darkest for around the edges.  I then added  Soft Suede for the tree trunk and stamped all at once.  I went back and added more color if needed.

Winter Woods

The second technique used on these cards was hinge stamping or as I like to call it – hinge jumping.  The ground stamp is small, so by moving down one hinge each time, you get a nice large area, perfectly aligned.  I used the Crumb Cake Marker.

Winter Woods

I made the swap cards while in my hotel room in Seattle.  It was easy to pack everything needed in my thirty-one hanging traveler case.  I did leave the Stamparatus magnets at home – I wasn’t sure how they would do with the scanners at the airport.

So as this posts, I should be in Orlando checking in for Stampin’ Up! OnStage and getting my bag of goodies.  I’m so excited to see old friends and new, and to be part of the 30 year Anniversary celebration.  And it’s my 20th anniversary of being a demonstrator, so I get to walk the stage too!  I won’t be posting here until I get back – so to see what’s happening in Orlando this week, check out my Facebook page.  #StampinUp30 #OnStage2018

Why not be part of the fun?  You can be a happy shopper with the demonstrator discount and/or start your own rewarding stamping business.  Check it out here and share the excitement with me!

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

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I left  the Snowflake Showcase products from previous posts in my product list below.  You should check them out – only available in November while supplies last.  You can also add them to your demonstrator starter kit if you wish – you get to choose – it’s entirely customizable.
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Paper Pumpkin on the run

Filed under: Projects — November 2, 2018 @ 1:48 pm

I had fun crafting with the last Paper Pumpkin kit (Friends of a Feather) at a recent crop I attended.  The boxes are so convenient to grab for crafting away from home.  And I needed some Get Well cards to send, so it was perfect timing.  Thanks Stampin’ Up!

 Paper Pumpkin

There were lots of feathers and leaves leftover, so I made a bunch of the two designs below by just adding some Whisper White Thick Cardstock bases.

I have a couple kits available if you missed out on this one.  They will not be offered again in the Stampin’ Up! store due to high demand (and just a few ruffled feathers and leaves because of a packaging error).

Paper Pumpkin

Today’s Tip:  Repeating background technique.    Here’s how I made the background design – just by repeating the one stamp in a pattern – so easy with a photopolymer stamp.   The Snow is Glistening tree from Snowflake Showcase also works great for a repeating background.

Paper Pumpkin

November 10th is the last day to sign up for the special Holiday Paper Pumpkin.  Be sure your subscription is up to date – you can also add extra kits.

Paper Pumpkin, Christmas Cards

Check yesterday’s post for my Snowflake Showcase offer.  You won’t want to miss out on this fun limited edition bundle of products.

snowflake showcase ad

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Snowflake Showcase

Filed under: Projects — November 1, 2018 @ 8:26 am

It’s here – by Stampin’ Up!, the Snowflake Showcase suite of beautiful coordinating products for the holiday season and all year long.  Only available in NOVEMBER, while supplies last.

snowflake showcase products

With your purchase of any of these products from my shop, I am offering a free tutorial with instructions for 18 cards from the suite.  I had such fun making these cards – I hope you do too!

snowflake showcase free tutorials

If your purchase is over $50 using host code JP939F6N, I will also mail you a sheet of the rhinestones that I used on many of these cards.  And if your purchase is over $100 using the code, I will send you the rhinestones and the Merry Patterns stamp set (while supplies last).  This set was a limited release hostess set from last year and will coordinate nicely with your snowflakes and rhinestones for holiday and all season cards.

free rhinestone jewels 2018-11-01 08.02.13

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Here is a video from Stampin Up! with more info and some more projects.

Details of each of the products are below.  Get them soon – they will be gone in no time!  I suggest the Stamparatus as well, it will be helpful with your projects and is currently in low inventory.

If your order is over $150, don’t use the code and keep the host benefits for yourself.  I’ll still send your gifts!

Or better yet, if you want the demonstrator discount, you can add these items to your demonstrator starter kit and be a happy shopper and/or start your own rewarding stamping business.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson
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Crops – A fun way to spend a day

Filed under: Projects — October 31, 2018 @ 8:49 am

I attend many of the crops in our area (Erie, PA).  These events, often usually held at churches or halls, are a fun way to network, get some scrapbooking or other projects done, and get away from the cooking etc. at home.

packing for crop



This month, I am still working on some pages from the 1980’s – mostly from our travels (before kids).  My style is pretty simple – for the most part colorblocking (fitting in as many photos as possible in a block pattern).   I also love to do pocket pages, but these old photos are a bit smaller than the usual 4×6 pockets so I did traditional 12×12 pages.  I  use my Memories & More cards a lot for journaling, both with traditional and pocket pages.

There are some fun sets of Memories & More cards, as well as page protectors and 12×12 cardstock in my online shop.  Check them out here.

Happy crafting,
Kim Wilson

Coming soon – just for November:

Snowflake Showcase

Thanksgiving cards and Fall Decor

Filed under: Projects — October 30, 2018 @ 7:47 pm

I have been seeing cotton everywhere in stores for fall decor.  And the Country Home stamp set by Stampin’ Up! is right on trend.

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cotton bolls

Country Lane, Stampin Up

September Craftdoc Card Class

The last photo is of my Country Home class projects from September.  Scroll back to late September for even more Country Home ideas.  Purchase the Country Home stamp set (my hands down fall favorite) online from me, and I’ll send you the pdfs for my 3 class cards.

Happy crafting,

Kim Wilson

Coming soon:

Snowflake Showcase

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