Ready to Sale-a-brate????

It’s HERE!!  Time to Sale-a-Brate!!! The Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog and Sale-a-bration flyer go live today! 

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Occasions Catalog


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Sale-a-bration Flyer

I don’t know about you, but there are so many beautiful things in these two catalogs!  The Occasions catalog runs from January 4th to May 31st and has fantastic products to make fun cards and scrapbooks for all of your spring events! 

And Bonus – for each $50 of product that you purchase during Jan, Feb and March, you can choose an item from the Sale-a-bration flyer!

And if you are like me, I didn’t know where to start and had a huge wish list.  There are so many wonderful new products that I want (I know that I can’t buy them all)!  So let’s talk about maximizing your buying power during Sale-a-bration!

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Join my Team the New England StampINKersIt’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose TWO additional stamp sets for your Starter Kit—any stamp set, any price! (Excludes Sale-A-Bration sets and bundles.) Plus, the kit ships for free!  Check out information on my Team HERE.
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B. SHOP!  Here’s the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it’s the perfect time to purchase those products you’ve had your eye on while earning more products for free.

C. Take advantage of increased Stampin’ Rewards during Sale-a-bration!  Place a qualifying order of at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward the Starter Kit and become a demonstrator!  So HOST a party (contact me for open dates) or just collect orders from your friends!

D. Place a Stampin’ Up! product order of $50 or more (total before shipping and tax) in MY on-line store during January using the Host Code RHSP2U6R and you will receive a 6×6 sampler of the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper.

  •  If your order is $50 – $149.99 (before tax and shipping):  Add HOST CODE RHSP2U6R.   To claim your bonus gift from me, you MUST include this host code. 
  • If your order is $150 or more: Do NOT add the host code.  I will automatically send you the Falling in Love DSP sampler!

Need a paper copy of the Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure?  Just email me! I will drop one in the mail to you!  As always, if you have any questions, I am only an email away!

Until next time…

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Scrapbook Pages

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Check out this video that I made for designing these 2 scrapbook pages using stamps to embellish your pages.

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These scrapbook pages are made using the same layout but different designer papers and colors.  The top page uses the Painted Petals Stamp set with the Painted Blooms Designer paper from the Occasions catalog.  This page uses a background of Rich Razzleberry Card Stock.

The second page is made using the “I Like You” Stampin’ Up! Stamp set and the Something Borrowed DSP.
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These pages were designed for my Stamper’s Club.  My local Stamper’s Club requested a month where we make scrapbook pages instead of card projects…  So I made these two pages which are perfect for a wedding, prom or special event!

So how does Stamper’s Club work?  For a purchase of $35 a month, you receive lifetime access to full color instructions to make the current month’s projects.  If this involves a technique, there is a video included showing how to do the technique.  Check out more information on my Stamper’s Club HERE.

So which Page do you like best?

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Scrapbook & Project Day

Do you need to catch up on your scrapbooking??  Want to dedicate a day to making cards or another project?

Then this Sunday the 1st is for you! 
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Scrapbook & Project Day on Sunday March 1st at Stamp with Marilyn.
Join me for a day of Paper crafting Fun!  I have several Scrapbook projects that you can work on.  I have a Christmas scrapbook and an everyday all Occasion scrapbook.  Each can be completed in an afternoon.  See the details below.

Have your own Scrapbook already started?  Cost is $15 and you will access to my Creative Playground with 2 Big Shot machines, lots of cutting and embossing dies.  Stamp sets for any theme you are working on!   Just print your pictures and come on over!   

I also have a few other Papercrafting projects available for those of you that don’t want to work on Scrapbooks…  I have 2 Perpetual Brithday Calendar kits and several new Card making kits that are available in the new Occasions (Spring) catalog.


Details on the Scrap Books I have available – Both the Holiday scrapbook and the Everyday Scrapbook can be finished in a day ..  I finished this book in less than 2 hours! Cost is $40 which includes everything; Your fee for the day, the book, 10 double sided pages (20 actual pages), pre-cut cardstock, and embellishments.  And most importantly – a full set of color directions.  You can register here for the day.

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And I am adding a special for the day.  I have an extra Paper Pumpkin kit just laying around so will give away a kit on Sunday.  Register now for a chance to win!  And – bring a Friend – select a Free Roll of Ribbon!

See you on Sunday!
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Sheltering Tree Card

Today I have a card that I made for my Leadership swaps using the Sheltering Tree Stamp set and Adventure Awaits stamp sets from the new Occasions Catalog!  I love Sheltering Tree!  I can see so many possibilities for cool projects with this stamp set.  Doesn’t this card remind you of a walk in the woods on a Fall day??  I can easily say that I underestimated how long it would take to stamp 20 of these cards..  Each tree is stamped four times with five colors of ink!
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For the details of this card:

The card background is Pumpkin pie.  The images are stamped on a piece of whisper white that is cut to 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″.  This piece is layered on a piece of soft suede cardstock.

The Tree is stamped several times in different colors of ink to represent the colors of fall.  I specifically used:

Wild Wasabi and Old Olive for the greens.  The other fall colors are Real Red, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry.  The tree trunk and branches are stamped using soft suede.   I actually stamped the soft suede off on a scrap sheet of paper before stamping in the cardstock.  I wanted the trunks to be a little lighter in color so the leaves would pop more.

The message “Choose the Road Less Traveled” is from the Adventure Awaits stamp set.  I love the sayings in this set!  It will be a great set for Scrapbooking!

Stay tuned – my Design Team – Stamping New England is featuring the Sheltering Tree stamp set for our February projects!  So I will be showing some more ideas with this set over the next couple of weeks!

Happy Stamping!
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Product List

Gratitude Banner & Class

Thanksgiving Gratitude Banner

A great way to journal all the little things that you are grateful for during this Season of Thanks.

grat banner_edited-1100_0031e This Beautiful handmade Gratitude Banner has 30 pockets and journaling cards that you will assemble and decorate with the theme of your choice.  I love the idea of having each member of the family write down each day what they are grateful for that day! This project includes everything that you need to make this banner.  There are 30 envelopes that you will assemble and decorate with 30 journaling cards.  Even the string and clips are included to hang the journal.  You will also make 2 fall cards that can be used to send to a friend or family member for Thanksgiving greetings.  Class cost is $25. A great new tradition to start in your family to prepare for this Season of Thankfulness! This Class will be on Sunday October 26th at 1pm Sal’s Pizza – (in the back room) 299 Washington St.,  Woburn MA

There are 3 seats left for this Class!

Please click on the Buy Now to Register for this Class!
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Fall Scrapbook Page

Today I have a Fall Scrapbook page to share with you that I designed to share with my NH Stamper’s Club.  I had a great time today scrapping with my New Hampshire Stamper’s Club.  Each month I meet with my Stamper’s Club and we cover a technique and make a few cards or scrapbook pages. You don’t have to be local to me. Want a FREE Tutorial each month with paper crafting project designs? Then join my Stamper’s Club. Check out the details HERE. fall scrapbook page3w  The challenge for this Week’s SUO Challenge is to design a project using Fall Theme colors which is exactly what I was doing for my Stamper’s Club meeting.  This is a scrapbook page that I designed to use as inspiration for the Stamper’s Club group.  This scrapbook page starts with a 12×12 piece of very vanilla cardstock.  fall scrapbook cu3 The Gorgeous Grunge stamp set was used to make a background on the page.  The background dots are stamped with Crushed Curry and Soft suede inks. The page is created around the Flashback Designer paper which uses the Pool Party, Crushed Curry, Real Red, and Garden Green cardstocks.  For a touch of Pop I added a piece of Perfect Plum cardstock.  There is something about purple leaves that always grab my attention! fall scrapbook pagecu4One of the best things about stamps is that they can be used to create embellishments for scrapbook pages! For this page, I choose the Truly Grateful stamp set from the catalog.  The Crushed Curry and Real Red mats have been stamped with the wood grain stamp using Soft Sscrapbook pagecu5uede ink. The page is embellished with acorns and the tree trunk stamped with soft suede ink on very vanilla cardstock from the Truly Grateful stamp set.  These are cut out and added as enhancements on the page.  The leaves are cut from scraps of cardstock using the Fun Fest Framelits.  The larger leaves on the page were cut using the Autumn Accents Bigz die.  The wood grain stamp from the Truly Grateful stamp set was used to add veins to the leaves.   I also used linen thread made into loops and washi tape to embellish a few of the layers on the page. Love the Acorns?  What a great page embellishment!  These are made using the Autumn Accents die with chocolate chip cardstock to cut the Acorns.  I then layered a small piece of Gold Glimmer paper to the top of the acorn and ran that thru the die again to make the “cap” of the acorn. For my Stamper’s Club meeting, each member of the Stamper’s Club designed their own variation of this page usinfall scarpbook page2wg these same supplies; the Flashback Designer paper and embellishments.  They choose backgrounds from the 12×12 Neutrals cardstock pack. Here is a 2 page layout that was designed by this month’s hostess, Fran fall scrapbook cu2Heaton.   Fran’s pages use 12 x 12 pieces of Smokey Slate cardstock.  Fran used the Autumn Accents die with Chocolate chip cardstock and a piece of Gold Glimmer paper to make these cute acorns as an acfall scrapbook cucent on her page. Fran layered these acorns onto a piece of burlap.  I also like the way Fran layered two pieces of coordinating designs of Designer paper to make a couple of the mats.  The Black diagonal stripped piece is a piece of designer paper from the Typeset Designer paper set which has been layered on a piece of the Flashback designer paper.   I love working with my customers! Even after 15 years as a scrapper, I am always learning something new.  I never thought of layering two piece of Designer papers together to make a contrasting mat!  What a great look! Products used in these scrapbook pages:
  • Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set
  • Truly Grateful Stamp set
  • 12×12 Neutrals Cardstock
  • Flashback Designer Paper
  • Typeset Designer Paper
  • Real Red cardstock
  • Garden Green cardstock
  • Perfect Plum cardstock
  • Crushed Curry cardstock
  • Linen thread
  • Scraps of Gold Glimmer paper
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Saying Goodbye to Medallion

Happy May!!  One of my Stamper’s Groups had asked for a Vintage class with a scrapbook page and a couple of vintage cards.  I cased a couple of vintage ideas from Pinterest and of course changed them up a little for the stamp sets that I have. So saying goodbye to the Medallion stamp and Midnight Muse in-color.   I will miss this stamp set and the midnight muse card stock!
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Here are the details for this page. The Background is a piece of 12×12 Crumb Cake Card stock.  I distressed the background piece with the stamp set Gorgeous Grunge and Crumb Cake Ink pad..  The Medallion is stamped with White Craft ink onto a piece of Midnight Muse and embossed with white embossing powder.  I used a very vintage designer button on the center of the medallion. The Designer Papers on this page are also retired.  There is a 1 1/2″ strip oDSCN0231cuf the newsprint designer paper on the left hand side of the page.  The journaling box is a piece of Designer paper from the Print Poetry Paper Stack from the Spring catalog last year. The Midnight Muse mat on the top left of the page is stamped with the retired background set – Irish Blessing.  I thought that I had pulled out the retiring set – En Francais – but must have pulled out the Irish Blessing instead.  I added a flower stamped with Flower shop stamp set (not retiring) and added this to the page as an accent. So here is what my one of my Stamper’s Club members, Joyce made using this layout.   Each person made the page layout their own!! vintage scrapbook-e   Joyce made the layout a two page spread using Very Vanilla card stock as the second page.  She took the matching pieces of Designer paper but in Raspberry Ripple,  another retiring in-color.  I like the way Joyce stamped the Flower Shop flowers on Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple scraps and placed on side-by-side pages to tie the two pages together. Interested in joining my Stamper’s Club??  Members of my Stamper’s Club receive full step by step instructions and a technique video for the designated projects each month!  And one month you receive the hostess benefits which is a minimum of $30 in FREE merchandise!  Check out more information here. Stay tuned for one of the vintage cards that I made later this week! Happy Stamping! signature line-003  

Project Life is Here!

DSCN0204 I am so excited!!  Stampin’ Up! has patterned with Becky Higgins the designer of the Project Life style of Scrapbooking!!  I received my pre-order of new products yesterday!!  I love it and can’t wait to dig in! DSCN0204cuThe Starter Kit has 2 stamp sets:  Point & Click and Day to Day. Day to Day has all the months of the year, the seasons and days to place dates to document dates and timeframes! Point & Click has cute word bubbles and lots of symbols to enhance your pages!  There is a Framelits set that matches this set to cut out labels. There is a great box to hold your journaling pens and Project Life cards! I can’t wait to start creating!! Stay tuned – you will be able to order your own set on May 1st – that is Next Thursday!! signature line-003  

Scrapbook & Journal Class

Well – if you haven’t heard, I had a little problem with some broken pipes and had to postpone my class on Sunday January 5th to make a Scrapbook or Inspiration Journal.   My Creative Playground is going to be closed for renovation for the next few weeks due to water damage. So I am now offering this class at Sal’s Pizza at 299 Washington St. in Woburn MA on Monday January 20th (Martin Luther King Day) at 1pm. I have two options for this class.  a Scrapbook to scrap all of your Holiday pictures or an Inspiration Journal! 101_0001 This year’s Holiday Scrapbook is an 8×8 scrapbook with 10 divided pages.  That is 20 pages for lots of great pictures to celebrate this Holiday Season or past Holiday seasons…   Here are a few pictures of what I did with this Holiday Scrapbook.  It comes with 35 card stock weight tags that are pre-cut and fit into the slots for labeling pages.  101_0002 101_0003 That makes this project a snap with lots of room for great photos and journalling. I will have extra page protectors available for purchase.  The cost of this class is $30 which includes the scrapbook, one set of 10 page protectors, a set of 35 pre-cut journaling tags and a partial package of the Season of Style designer paper to finish the book. For those of you that aren’t interested in a Holiday scrapbook, I will have Inspiration Journalsavailable for you to work on.  A few weeks ago I hosted a class to make these journals using the This & That journal from the current Idea Book.  This class was a huge success and 5 people completed journals that were all very different and personalized to their needs! 100_9819_e1This journal is great to use for documenting things that inspire you or to document things about yourself that others may not know.  One lady prepared this journal as a gift for her son and his fiancé for them to document the process of planning their wedding.  It was beautiful and I am sure will mean so much to the engaged couple! The class includes the journal, stickers, ribbon and designer paper to decorate this beautiful journal.  The cost of this class is $30. Let me know the theme of your journal and I can pre-print page headers.  I have page headers for a Journal called the Book of Me.  Many women are the picture takers in their family.  But do family members really know the Mom and what her likes, dislikes, etc. are?? Why not make a book that tells your family members about yourself? Or use the Journal for a Bucket List Book!  There are so many different ideas for these journals!! You can register here:
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Scrapbook Class – Register Now

Join me on Sunday January 5th for a Scrapbooking class to scrap all of your Holiday pictures! Not ready to scrap those Holiday pictures yet?  I will also have a couple of inspiration journals available for you to work on. 101_0001 This year’s Holiday Scrapbook is an 8×8 scrapbook with 10 divided pages.  That is 20 pages for lots of great pictures to celebrate this Holiday Season or past Holiday seasons…   Here are a few pictures of what I did with this Holiday Scrapbook.  It comes with 35 card stock weight tags that are pre-cut and fit into the slots for labeling pages.  101_0002  101_0003 That makes this project a snap with lots of room for great photos and journalling.  I will have extra page protectors available for purchase.  The cost of this class is $30 which includes the scrapbook, one set of 10 page protectors, a set of 35 pre-cut journaling tags and a partial package of the Season of Style designer paper to finish the book. Since I need to pre-order supplies for this class and this scrapbook is only available until the end of December, I am offering a special discount for early registration for this class!  If you register before December 2nd – I will pass along the savings on the SALE of this scrapbook to you. Regsitration will be $27 before the 2nd of December.  See below to register for this class! For those of you that aren’t interested in a Holiday scrapbook, I will have more inspiration journals available for you to work on.  A few weeks ago I hosted a class to make these journals using the This & That journal from the current Idea Book.  This class was a huge success and 5 people completed journals that were all very different and personalized to their needs! 100_9819_e1This journal is great to use for documenting things that inspire you or to document things about yourself that others may not know.  One lady prepared this journal as a gift for her son and his fiancé for them to document the process of planning their wedding.  It was beautiful and I am sure will mean so much to the engaged couple! The class includes the journal, stickers, ribbon and designer paper to decorate this beautiful journal.  The cost of this class is $30 but I will offer a discount of $3 (thats 10% off) for those that register prior to Dec. 2nd!  See below! I hope to see you on the 5th of January!
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