18 Pretty Paper Crafting Picks of the Week!


Jessica Wilson – blog details

It’s Sunday and I have my weekly round up of Pals Paper Crafting Picks of the week.  There are 18 pretty paper crafting ideas that use Stampin’ Up! products!  They were created by the talented members of my Stampin’ Pretty Pals Virtual Community!


Corinne Blake – blog details


Debbie Mageed – blog details


Gay Lynn Morrison – blog details


Ginger Pelfrey – blog details


Jennifer Michalski – blog details


Karen Hallam – blog details


Kim Jolley – blog details


Lisa Ma – details


Pamela Sadler – blog details


Ramsey Alexander – details


Rosanne Mulhern – blog details


Su Mohr – blog details


Wendy Klein – blog details


Windy Ellard – blog details

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Jeanie Stark – blog details


Beth McCullough – blog details

Many paper crafting ideas today use products from the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog.  Get the full scoop on the holiday catalog here!

Stampin Up Holiday Catalog

2016-2017 Holiday Catalog

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SAVE FOR LATER!  Be sure to hover and pin your favorites to Pinterest and please don’t hesitate to leave your questions or comments HERE.  Your feedback means so much to this creative bunch!  If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog.  You can hover and pin photos once you arrive at my blog.  A blog or Pinterest link (if available) is listed for more details on the projects.



I’m giving away the Pretty Paisleys Textured Impressions Embossing Folder with qualifying orders ($75 or more before shipping and tax) placed through me October 1 – 31 and use my October host code. Find my host code in my monthly newsletter (subscribe here, if you haven’t already) or below.  This offer is available exclusively when you order thru me!  IMPORTANT!  If your order is $150 or more (before shipping and tax) please do NOT add the host code.  You will automatically earn the Pretty Paisleys Embossing Folder from me.

Simple & Pretty Ornament Christmas Card


Today’s ornament Christmas card is classically clean and simple, yet still has a WOW! factor.  

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  • Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and gold give this card classic elegance.
  • The ornament was cropped with one of the Delicate Ornaments Thinlits Dies.   The pretty pattern is from the Stampin’ Up! Moroccan Designer Series Paper collection.  Yum!
Moroccan Designer Series Paper Stampin Up

Moroccan Designer Series Paper – Images © Stampin’ Up!

  • Such a deal!  The Moroccan Designer Series Paper is one of the selections included in this month’s Buy 3 Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper Sale.  Ends Oct. 31.
  • The ornament is framed in Gold Foil cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (a fabulous basic).  It’s popped up for a 3-D effect with Stampin’ Dimensionals.stampin-up-delicate-ornament-holiday-card-idea-mary-fish-stampinup
  • A bow created with the 1/4″ Gold Natural Trim and a few pearls are the perfect touch.
  • The “Merry Christmas” sentiment, from the Star of Light Photopolymer stamp set, was heat embossed with gold embossing powder.
  • A panel of Moroccan Designer Series Paper is a quick and easy way to dress up the envelope.


  • Hover and Pin it!  The photo above shows key products for today’s Christmas card that you can save or pin to Pinterest.  If you are viewing this post by email, you’ll need to click the title of the post to access my blog and pin.  See ALL my labeled product photos in one spot on my How to Make Simple Cards board on Pinterest.  This card was designed by my Stampin’ Pretty Design Group.

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There’s Something I Haven’t Told You . . .

And it all begins here:


As nutty as it sounds, my husband and I purchased a home in August and are in the process of remodeling–pretty much every inch, top to bottom.   It’s an enormous undertaking, always dusty and stressful but exhilarating and promising.  We wanted to be closer to dear friends, offer more room to guests as well as have a new creative, adventure!

So are you thinking “what about your Stampin’ Pretty Studio?”  That was one of the hardest things to leave.  Learn more about my studios and craft organization of past homes here.  I’m currently in a rental “casita” (our last home fortunately sold quickly) with minimal space for papercrafting.  I miss my organized space terribly (often resorting to crafting on the floor – brutal on the knees).  My challenge in the next home is that in order to keep bedrooms free for guests, my craft space had to become “roommates” with the laundry. I have much less space to work with and need to make the new space more efficient than ever.  I have been designing like a mad woman (both the studio and entire house) and will keep you posted on the progress.

img_3516SNEAK PEEK!  I found this antique chandelier for my new studio that will be a focal point and bring intimacy to the new (and smaller) space.  The age, charm, color and crazy glass fruit spoke to me.  I knew it was the perfect shot of personality to make my new studio “home” as well as tie into the “Santa Barbara” style of the rest of the house.

ARE YOU READY TO SHARE THIS JOURNEY WITH ME?  Please leave me a comment [here.]