HURRY!! Stampin' UP! Paper Pumpkin SALE TOMORROW!!

by Cathy Hanes, November 08, 2022

 November 9 - 10, 2022 ONLY!!  

Past kits, refills, and add-ons 
will be 50% off for current Paper Pumpkin Subscribers!!  
Not a subscriber???  
You have until November 10th to subscribe and take advantage of this 
AMAZING SALE!  Remember... there is no long term commitment!  But I'm sure you will want to continue month after month!!

Here are just a few past kits!

Lots of Pun!!

I often purchase extra kits to make with my grandkids... my church ladies... AND my friends!  A perfect time to purchase extra refills to make cards for nursing homes... or for children's hospitals... this one is perfect for kids!  Only the refill is available, but you can use any sentiments you like!

So Cool!

This baseball card kit is perfect for your sports fan... and both the kit AND the refills are available!

These would also make perfect gifts for this upcoming holiday season for your crafty loved ones!  And you're not going to BELIEVE the prices!  But remember... ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so set your alarm, grab your coffee and hop over to my shop and take advantage of this AMAZING sale!  I know I will be there!

Check out all the KITS AND PAST KITS!

Did someone say HO HO HO! It's Paper Pumpkin time!

by Cathy Hanes, October 19, 2022

 Remember 'You can't put an e-card on the mantle!' Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and take a creative JOURNEY each month! Then pass on the goodness to your friends and family! EVERYTHING you need is included in each kit... plus a stamp set and ink pad... so you can continue to CREATE!

Want to see how easy it is, simply click on this link to watch a video:

Each month I wait anxiously for my Stampin' UP! Paper Pumpkin kit to arrive!  
I reward myself by sitting back, grabbing a cup of coffee and taking my own 
Creative Journey... but you could also grab your kids, or grandkids to come enjoy card making together!

Check it out yourself... no long term obligation.  Each subscription come with everything you need to complete the projects, plus you will always have the stamp set and ink spot to use for future cards!

Think you might want to try?  Click here to Subscribe


October Workshop! Fun, Friends and Creativity!

by Cathy Hanes, October 12, 2022

 Because of Stampin' UP! we have been meeting monthly for most of the past 20 years!  Some moved on... some went to Heaven... and new 'forever friends' joined along the way.. I am so grateful for the fun.. creativity... fellowship and friendships I've made along the way... so Stampin' UP! has given me much more than great craft products... what I've gotten in return is priceless...

If you are on the fence about joining Stampin' UP! as a demonstrator... as a hobbyist for the discount... or to reap the benefits of holding workshops.. now is the time to jump in! Stampin' UP! is having an amazing promotion... check it out


October is FULL of SURPRISES!  

NO tricks, just TREATS!  

First a Birthday Calendar Kit... then FREE SHIPPING on October 4th... NOW $155 of products for only $99 (FREE shipping) and FREE business supplies when you sign up to be a Stampin' UP! demonstrator from Oct 4 - 31st!  

Gas prices are UP... food prices are UP... 

But Stampin' UP! is giving you more BANG for your buck!!

Join as a hobbyist for the discount... or start your own Stampin' UP! business... and I'm here to help EVERY step of the way!



by Cathy Hanes, October 01, 2022

                           Tuesday, October 4th Stampin' UP! is offering FREE SHIPPING!

But WAIT!  There's more!  
You will also be able to order SU's new Birthday Card Organizer kits... with cards too!  I think it's amazing!!  SO many possibilities!

Club members, use HOST code 2MBNHXEN

Check out the video here 

It has been on my bucket list, to create a Perpetual Birthday Calendar... but it just seemed it would be overwhelming!  This solves the problem perfectly!
Check it out!  I think you will agree!!

Sneak Peek!!

by Cathy Hanes, September 29, 2022

 Here's a sneak peek of what we will be creating at my next Stampin' UP! workshop!  I cased this idea from a fellow demonstrator Susan Ashby!  She is SO creative.  Networking with other Stampin' UP! demonstrators is so inspiring!

A bunch of demonstrators in my area meet and swap cards once a month... we garner new ideas from each other every time!  If you're one of the gang please comment below and let us know what YOU think about being a Stampin' UP! demonstrator and if you agree how fun it is to network!

I will be creating a video soon!  But wanted to hop in and give some  of you a little SNEAK PEEK!  If you've ever thought about becoming a Stampin' UP! demonstrators, this is another perk... networking with fellow demonstrators can be just as fun as Pinterest!!

Prayers for all of you in Florida... our hearts are with you!

24 HOUR Stamp Set Sale!!1

by Cathy Hanes, September 15, 2022

 Fantastic News!  

Stampin' Up is having a 24 hour Stamp Set sale TODAY, September 15th!  All stamp sets IN THE ANNUAL CATALOG are 15% OFF!!  (Excludes Host Sets)

So grab a cup of coffee and your Annual Catalog (the BIG one) lol... and start taking advantage of this awesome deal right now! 

 All stamp sets are AS SUPPLY LASTS! 

Although this is a fantastic sale for stamp sets, buying a BUNDLE at the bundle price of 10% off is still a better price.. but there are tons of amazing stamp sets to choose from!


Peek-A-Boo!! Get your SPOOKY Stampin' UP! Paper Pumpkin kit before Sept 10th! Includes everything you need to create 18 treat boxes for your special little ghouls!!

Each Stampin' UP! Paper Pumpkin kit contains everything you need to create amazing projects! Of course you can cancel at anytime!

I 'ZOOM craft' with some of my nieces, nephews and grandchildren. I send those who live far away all the supplies then we have a ZOOM craft night! I think I'll order extra kits and make these spooky treat boxes with all of them!

Paper Pumpkin Subscription!

I think this kit is going to be SPOOK-tacular!

DID YOU KNOW?? As a Stampin' UP! Paper Pumpkin subscriber you have exclusive access to order new and past Paper Pumpkin 'refill kits'???? You MUST check them out!!

Paper Pumpkin Refill Kits!

Stampin' UP! Kindest Gnome SWING Card!

by Cathy Hanes, August 01, 2022

 Let's SWING!

I don't know about you, but Gnomes just seem to make me smile!  

Stampin' Up! has come up with the cutest Storybook Gnome Suite ever!

I've used the amazing Designer Series Paper and the Gnome dies to create this fun SWING card!   

    Kindest Gnome SWING Card

This card uses the 

Stampin' UP!  Kindest Gnome Bundle and the Storybook DSP ! 

So grab your favorite beverage, sit back and enjoy another 'creative journey' using Stampin' UP! products!


Earn FREE products when you purchase your new favorites products from the NEW Mini Catalog!

That's right! So sit back and relax and enjoy browsing the amazing new products Stampin' UP! has come up with in the NEW July - December 2022 Mini Catalog!

But WAIT!!  There's MORE!

See what you can earn for FREE when you purchase some of these amazing Stampin' UP! products when you browse through the July - August 2022 SALE-A-BRATION catalog!

Simply click on the pictures of the catalogs on the right hand column then hop on over to my shop and start earning FREE products! Don't forget, if you order $150 or more you will earn even MORE free product in host rewards!

 YAY!!  What is more exciting than strumming through a NEW Stampin' Up! Annual  Catalog??

As a demonstrator I've had a chance to not only browse, but purchase some of the new Stampin' Up! products and I think you are going to LOVE them!

I will have some amazing cards and video tutorials to share with you this month using some of these fun stamp sets and bundles!  Can you say WISTERIA!!

So go grab your favorite beverage, get comfy... then click on new catalog icon on the right side bar and prepare yourself for some amazing ideas and new products!

Excuse the mess, but here's a taste of what's to come!!

I hope you enjoy the Stampin' Up! new Annual Catalog as much as I do!  

Want a hard copy??  Place a $50 order with me in my shop, then post 'I WANT ONE' in the comments below and I will ship one out to you! 


by Cathy Hanes, April 12, 2022

 What TIME is it?  It's JOURNEY time!

And FINALLY time for another video tutorial!!

Things are starting to come together, the new barn is up and the electric has begun!  Time has sort of stopped for us... sifting through the ashes (and the water, and the smoke damage)... salvaging as many memories as we can.

Today felt like a new beginning.  I have not made a video since the end of September!  Today, I had to make two videos, because the first one was just BAD!  LOL... as you know I don't edit my videos, but sometimes it's just too unorganized!  So I hope you enjoy, this simple but fun

Daisy Punch 3D Envelope Card

The large Daisy punch (not used on this card) and the Sprig punch are retiring, so if you want one you should order soon!  All Last Chance products are 'while supplies last'.

Here's the video tutorial:

by Cathy Hanes, February 20, 2022
New Horizons Cassette Tape Holder Calendar!
I sat down to create a CD Case Calendar for 2022 as a project for one of my workshops, using the Days to Remember stamps set and the beautiful New Horizon's Suite... it's absolutely adorable and the Designer Series Paper makes everything it touches to look like a work of art.  With a few different stamps from some new and some older sets, I embellished some of the DSP.  

I had the idea etched in my head... I often fall asleep creating in my mind... however I looked and looked and could not find my empty CD cases!  I had a BOX of them... SOMEWHERE!!!  I think most of you can relate... lol.

So instead of giving up, I came across a box of empty CASSETTE TAPE holders!  (Who knows how long that box has been hiding!)  So I improvised... and this is what I came up with..  what do you think?

Once my new studio is up and running, I'll post a video... we are still demolishing the old building.  Digging through a life time of burned memories, but excited for some new beginnings!
Life is a Journey... Capture each moment!

What Happened to Christmas!

by Cathy Hanes, January 09, 2022

 What Time is it?  It's Journey Time!!

It's TIME to find out what happened to Christmas!  I brought you all up-to-date on my last post, so you know I wasn't able to do videos or much posting... but I was able to CREATE for Christmas!!  After all CREATIVE Journeys seem to 'take you away!'  And I truly needed that last month.  So while we try and get everything back together again.. I thought I would post some projects we did at my workshops.

This little gift card holder is cute and simple!  A great way to make your not-so-personal gift card, into a hand crafted gift!  I'll have the videos up before NEXT Christmas... lol!  Luckily the Pine Cone dies are NOT retiring!  I really love playing with them... here is a fun swing card using the Pine Cone dies and Here You Goat!

Credit to Jennifer McGuirre!  I watched a video where she used a Tim Holtz reindeer on a card just like this... Immediately I KNEW I had to use my goats!  We do after all have ten adorable GOATS on our property that we just adore!  They just won't sit still while I put the fake antlers on them!  There is however, a penny on the back of the goat's behind... lol... the weight helps him swing back and forth.  

I will post again once my tutorial is uploaded!

So I hope you enjoyed this couple of Christmas cards... I think maybe this year I should start NOW... because 'last minute' always seems to find ME!!  What about YOU?

Hope you enjoyed this little Creative Journey.... 

UPDATE:  PDF Instructions New Horizons Center Step PDF Tutorial 

Have you seen the On the Horizon bundle in the new mini catalog??? Not only is it amazing but it also qualifies you for the FREE Simply Marbleous DSP in the new Sale-A-Bration
catalogue which is used for the sky, water and more!!

Will have the video tutorial posted on my YouTube channel this week. just in time for you to play if you order now!

I just love this bundle and there is so much more in the new January - June mini catalog! You can view it by clicking the picture in the right hand column.

I know I will be posting LOTS of adorable projects in the upcoming months!

Happy New Year!

by Cathy Hanes, January 04, 2022

 It's been a while!!  2021 was a bit harsh to our family!!  First COVID then just when we thought we were back on our feet - OUR BARN BURNED DOWN!

So at midnight New Year's Eve we opened ALL the doors and windows and faithfully ushered 2021 OUT!!  LOL!!  We are EXCITED for 2022!

We are SO grateful, that the fire was contained to our barn because the winds that week were so fierce the utility company shut off everyone's electricity on Thanksgiving Day!!  But God is so good, the day our fire started the winds were completely still!  My 'scrapshack' is only 20 feet from the huge barn which burned to the ground!  With the windows OPEN!  

Of course we are also grateful it did not spread to our home and the neighboring homes!

With that said... there is no electricity in my shop yet, so I have not been able to post any new projects or videos!  But I promise to catch up very soon!

Now is the perfect time to take a relaxing, yet exciting JOURNEY through Stampin' UP! January - June Mini catalog AND the Sale-A-Bration catalog located to the right on the side bar!  

We are hoping for electricity this week and videos will begin again!  Meanwhile take a peek at some of my previous Journey Time Videos!