Sunday, March 24, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin...It's Here!

Look what finally arrived. It's My Paper Pumpkin! My Paper Pumpkin is a Stampin' Up! monthly creative kit that comes to your door. In your first kit you will receive a bonus gift: an acrylic block that you will use with the stamps that come each month. Your kit will also include all materials needed to create 6 pre-designed cards. All you need is 30 minutes. Stampin' Up! has done all of the hard work for you.

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program  by visiting and click GET IT! Important: Make sure to pick me, Maureen Gold, as your Demonstrator....Thanks!
Every month a new surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
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Saturday, March 23, 2013

This and That Giveaway

This and That is a new product line from Stampin' Up! It is perfect and portable. Life is: Awesome. Quirky. Exciting. Perfectly messy. And happening really fast. This and That lets you capture it all on-the-go. This and That debuts in the 2013-2014 annual catalog, but Stampin' Up! is giving you and everybody else the chance to get it now. And through April 30, you can get a special bundle with all five products for 15 percent off!

While you're at it, enter to win it and a trip for FREE!
Enter Stampin' Up!'s This and That trip giveaway for a chance to win a trip for two to sunny San Diego! Share with your friends for unlimited extra entries when they enter!

This and That is great when you use all the products together, but each product is great on its own too! The Designer Series Paper is great for scrapbooking and crafters alike - and everyone will LOVE the awesome rotary stamp. Plus, the other embellishments are so much fun. 

Epic Day This and That Journal
Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper
Remember This and That Rotary Stamp
Epic Day This and That Designer Stickers
Epic Day This and That Designer Washi Tape
Epic Day This and That Bundle
Includes the five This and That products listed above. Only available in a bundle until April 30.

 Take a look and check out the FUN!
15% Off Retail Value!

To get yours just go to my online store for more details and to see the awesome rotary stamp. You'll LOVE it!
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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Sale-A-Bration...2 Days and Counting

Sale-A-Bration is coming to an end. Just two more days before it all comes to an end. Have you gotten your freebies yet? There's still time. Remember, spend $50.00 in Stampin' Up! product and you get to choose a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Check out todays' cards, they may inspire you to go ahead and get your FREE product!
 This card was a super duper quick card to make. I needed a card for a friend of mine, so I made the card below and I had supplies left know how it goes...if you make one card, you might as well make two right?
This card was made with my good friend in mind. She is going through a tough time so I thought I'd send her some happy thoughts.  as well. This card was lots of  fun to make. The colors, layout,  design, and adorable butterfly make me feel happy so I am hoping this card has a happy effect on my friend.

Card Supplies:
Rich Razzleberry card stock   115316   $6.95
Rich Razzleberry Classic ink pad   126950   $5.95
Whisper White card stock   100730   $8.50
Floral District Designer Series Paper 126919  $10.95
Elegant Butterfly punch  127526   $15.95
Paper Doilies   129399   $2.95
Linen Thread   104199   $4.50
Rhinestone Basic Jewels   119246   $4.95
Sassy Salutations   126707 (clear) $17.95

Place an order for the above items and get a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.
* Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack   127540

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Don't Miss Out on Sale-A-Bration Vintage Verses!

The countdown is on to March 22, the final day of the Sale-A-Bration Promotion. The Vintage Verses was the first Sale-A-Bration stamp set I got for free. It is an exclusive set and only available for two more days. This set has 4 beautiful images that fit almost any occasion. I chose the Thanks wording to create this card a few weeks ago. To give this card some interest I used the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, some buttons and some ribbon. This card qualifies as one of my quick and easy cards. Need a quick card...this is one that will definitely do the job.

Here are the supplies needed for this card:
Whisper White card stock 100730  $8.50
Raspberry Ripple Classic Ink Pad 126859  $5.95
Vintage Wallpaper Folder  120175  $7.95
Designer Buttons  119747  $8.95
3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon  126845  $8.95
Stampin' Dimensionals 104430  $3.95
Whisper White Medium Envelopes  107301  $6.50
cost = $50.75 plus shipping & Handling

You can get the above supplies and receive the Vintage Verses stamp set for FREE!
Place your order now to take advantage of your free products. Time is running out!

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

MDS Fun! Birthday Page

John's MDS Birthday page
I've been trying to locate Christmas photos from 2009, and still no luck, but I dug up these photos instead. They are from my now 9 year old's, six birthday party. He celebrated at Chucky Cheese and I never scrapbooked his cute pics...until now. So today, I am sharing my handsome boy!

John's MDS Birthday page

This second page is the layout mirrored. It is an easy way to create a cohesive 2 page spread. I usually copy the layout using the mirrored option. Next, I delete all wording, (because it will be backwards...not fun), and photos. I add new photos, new wording and some embellishments. It makes the second page a breeze!

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Blossom Party Orignals

Quick Post:
Are you getting tired of Calypso Coral yet? I hope not because I have one last card for you. It has the same layout as the others but a different embellishment. I cut out some flowers using the Blossom Party Originals Dies, layered a couple of them and added a pearl from the Pearl basics Jewels . I also used the Vine Street Textured Embossing Folder (Sale-A-Bration Product) and Calypso Coral ribbon from the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack (Sale-A-Bration Product).
Don't forget time is running out, Sale-A-Bration ends March 22nd. Don't miss out on this opportunity to get your free product today! For every $50.00 you spend on Stampin' Up! product, you get to select free product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure/ user friendly flyer .

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Monday, March 11, 2013

Sale-A-Bration Bloomin' Marvelous (Quick & Simple)

The last day for Sale-A-Bration is March 22, 2013, so don't put it off, do it today. Visit my online store HERE! or EMAIL ME!

 Quick & Simple:
Here's another card using Sale-A-Bration products. Again, I layered the Calypso Coral cardstock and used the Vine Street Textured Embossing Folder. I am enjoying this monochromatic look! I never realized how pretty Calypso Coral really is. This card was inspired by a card I saw on Shelli Gardner's blog. Her card was simple yet cute so I thought I'd give it a try. You can see her card HERE.

Today is the last day to Register for my Occasions Card Class. In this class you will make 12 cards, 4 designs, 3 of each. These cards will consist of Birthday, Thank you, Thinking of You, etc. cards. The cost of this class is $30.00. It includes envelopes, adhesive and a special product gift from me to use on your cards and the rest is yours to take home. This class is scheduled for Saturday, March 16th, 1-4 pm.

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Sunday, March 10, 2013

Don't Miss Out on Your Sale-A-Bration Freebies!

(Click Here to view Sale-A-Bration products)
SALE-A-BRATION ENDS MARH 22. Have you taken advantage of your freebies? Time is running out on Stampin' Up!'s biggest promotion of the year. Sale-A-Bration! For every $50.00 you spend on Stampin' Up! product you get to select a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. Check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure to see all of the goodies. Click the above link for a closer view. You won't want to miss this opportunity. There are many ways to get a BANG FOR YOUR BUCK with Stampin' Up! 

Here are a couple of cards using the Patterned Occasions stamp set and the Vine Street Textured Embossing Folder. Both were freebies as a part of Sale-A-Bration! Stay tuned this week for more cards using the Sale-A-Bration products.
Patterned Occasions stamp set, Vine Street Embossing Folder, Calypso Coral Cardstock, Sycamore Street Pack

Patterned Occasions stamp set, Vine Street Embossing Folder, Calypso Coral Cardstock, Sycamore Street Pack

  • Spend $150* and choose 3 FREE Sale-A-Bration products (one for every $50) plus earn $25 in hostess rewards.   BONUS:  Add #133318 in the hostess rewards section and get a packet of Stampin' Up!'s Silver Glimmer Paper FREE!
  • Stock up (or team up with a friend or two) and spend $400* (one for every $50) and choose 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts, get a BONUS Sycamore Street Bundle (Madison Avenue Stamp Set, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and a coordinating Ribbon & Button Pack) PLUS a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer Paper. You're not done yet!  You still get to select to $65 in HOSTESS REWARDS  and have the option to purchase one additional item at 50% off.  
If you are placing your qualifying ($400+) order though my online store, please use the following numbers for the extras:
Wood-Mount Hostess Bundle: 133316
Clear-Mount Hostess Bundle: 133317
Free Glimmer Paper: 133318
  • BEST SAVINGS OF ALL!  Purchase the Stampin' Up! Starter Kit for just $99 and get $156.50 of your choice of any available Stampin' Up! products.  That's 25% more Starter Kit products for FREE during Sale-A-Bration. You can even include Stampin' Up!'s specially priced bundles.  Save even another 10% since your kit totally ships for  FREE.  You do not earn Sale-A-Bration gifts on the starter kit purchase but you will on any subsequent demonstrator orders you place during Sale-A-Bration (along with taking advantage of your demonstrator discount).  This is a no-risk, no pressure way for hobby stampers to fill their Stampin' Up! wish list at a savings, be part of Stampin' Up! and receive demonstrator discounts, benefits and exclusive resources .
The last day for Sale-A-Bration is March 22, 2013, so don't put it off, do it today. Visit my online store HERE! or EMAIL ME!

Sweep away the mundane - your creativity carriage awaits!
Paper Pumpkin - Join the 11,000 subscribers who have signed up to receive this stamping kit in the mail!   Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!  Your Paper Pumpkin comes in a cute little box. You will really love what you find on the inside:
All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable as well as giveable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin Kit you will receive in your first month of membership.  The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic "D" block! How awesome is that?

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program now by visiting and click "Get It."  Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!
IMPORTANT TIP:  If you are my customer (or would like to be), please be sure to choose me as your demonstrator (Maureen Gold, zip code:  08090), near the end of the Paper Pumpkin ordering process.  Once you have completed your subscription order (or sooner if you have any problems), please email me to let me know you subscribed and I'll be here to take good care of you.
IF YOU MISSED ME:  If you already subscribed and were unable to (or forgot) to add me as your demonstrator, you can go to the My Paper Pumpkin website, sign in and update your demonstrator to (Maureen Gold, zip code:  08090).
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the 411:
  • Each month you'll receive a unique, surprise kit with project-cards, journals, décor, and more! Everything is color-coordinated, measured, and cut just for you!
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit takes about 30 minutes to complete.  A blissful, creativity escape.
  • Stampin' Up! will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of each month.  
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. For example, if you sign up on May 10th, Stampin' Up! will send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, they'll send your first kit around June 15th.
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!)
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You also have the option to skip a month if you want. 
Today is the last day to sign up to get the March go right to My Paper Pumpkin website to add your name to the list.

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

More Christmas Scrapbooking...2012

Happy Saturday!  These are probably my favorite pages I've made during my catch-up on Christmas scrapbooking adventure. Each year I add to our family Christmas scrapbook album. I still have another year that I need to complete. I am in search of those pictures. I am beginning to think that perhaps I never printed them. Hmmm... I am now in the second album. I take so many pictures that it is hard to narrow it down. I want to document all of the moments. It's such a happy and wonderful  family time for us.

 On this page I decided to add a "origami like" paper tree. It starts with a an oddly shaped half circle. I learned how to make this from my second level upline,  Gail Murray. We made a tree like this at one of her scrapbook classes. We were all so amazed seeing it come together. I am so glad I finally got to recreate it on a page.

What's Christmas, without some freshly baked cookies and a glass of milk for Santa? I surely hope Santa got to it before the milk got warm. Somehow, I just know he/she did. I just love a finished page. I feel so accomplished! Below are my last two pages for this week's catch-up.

I've seen these dividers in the catalog and even got one at last years Stampin' Up! Convention, but I never actually used it. Just didn't see its appeal. Well, I decided to give it a go and wouldn't you know, it's kind of fun to create several small segments. Once combined they work so well together and help to get more pictures and details on the pages. I still may add a few details to some of my pages but wanted to post them to finish up my Christmas Catch-Up week. I hope you enjoyed it. Stop by next week as I tackle another project.

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Catching -Up on Christmas pt 3

Happy Friday! Today's post is a short one:
Here's more in my attempt to catch up on Christmas. I tried out a new layout. I wanted to place the pictures close together to give them a bolder look. I used some retired chipboard letters and numbers. As I was looking through my photos, I noticed there are none with me in them. I guess that's because I am always the one behind the lens. Go figure.

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

Catching Up on Christmas - MDS style

Today's scrapbooking is in MDS style (My Digital Studio) one of the awesome products created by Stampin' Up! Don't have yours yet? Try the it for free HERE. I used the Convention 2012 digital download to get the chalkboard background paper.

These boys love hanging out together and Christmas Day was no different.  I am so happy I sneaked in on them to snatch this quick photo of them together. My two boys are on either end and my nephews are in the middle.
I am still working diligently in order to catch up on my Christmas scrapbooking. These pages feature pictures from this past Christmas. We spent the day with my mother, her hubby, my siblings, and their families. I took some pics of the kids in their little break out groups. The boys can always be found together. The girls are all at different age brackets so they aren't always found together. Somehow I didn't get a picture of our littlest sweetie, Kennedy. At the time she was 8 months and in someone's arms. I'll have to be sure to include her another time.

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

More Catchin Up...Christmas Scrapbooking

More scrapbooking from Christmas of 2008. I have lots of Simply Scrappin' Kits that I am working my way through as I play catch-up. I think one of the most important things to remember when scrapbooking is the journaling. Putting names, dates, and ages is so important because you think you will remember everything about that special day...but really... you won't. I also try to jot down any special things that were said or done. Another scrapbooking tip...that I didn't follow this time but have on other to jot down notes on a piece of paper and stick the paper in with your pictures as they wait to be scrapbooked. This way, even if it happens to be four years later (he-he) you will have your notes to jog your memory for journaling.

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Catching Up on Christmas.....Scrapbook Style

I love scrapbooking; the feeling I get when I complete a page, but find it harder to carve out the time for it. The materials, paper thinking behind it...don't get me wrong it is definitely one of my favorite things to do in my free time. It's just that the free time doesn't come as frequently as I like. Weekends are the best, especially long weekends. I can lay everything out and get busy. If I don't have the extra time, which is quite often, then I can use MDS. It's portable and all I need is my computer. Each method has it's benefits and rewards and I wouldn't give up either!

I have been working on a Christmas scrapbook for about 7 years now. Every Christmas I add to it, or try to add to it (smile). My first year, I didn't plan ahead on our attire and it was hard to coordinate everything with everyone having on different colored pajamas. One day, I was watching The View when Rosie O'Donnell was on there and she mentioned that every year she gets matching pajamas for the family....and I thought....that's it!. So now each year we have matching pajamas and it has made quite the difference in my scrapbooking. Everything seems so coordinated now. Thank you Rosie!

Not long ago I was looking through it and realized I'd never scrapped a few years...just skipped right over them. Well, I am trying to play catch up and this week I will share my catch-up pages for scrapbooking. Today's pages are from Christmas of 2008'.


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Sunday, March 3, 2013

MDS- The Sleepover

I have been doing a lot of scrapbooking lately so stay tuned this week for both digital scrapbooking and paper scrapbooking.  While I love the convenience, flexibility, variety, and FUN of MDS, I just can't stop my paper scrapbooking. I equally love the tangible.

A few weeks ago my little big girl turned 12! She's growing so quickly, right before my eyes. She was so excited for her party that she planned everything from the invitations to the menu to activities of the night. It was all in her hands and she and her friends had a blast. They were so well behaved. They got along well and truly enjoyed one anothers company. I sent my hubby and boys away for the night to give the girls free run of the house. Let's just say it was a late night!

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Saturday, March 2, 2013

Vintage Verses Sale-A-Bration

A couple of weeks ago my sister and I got together to stamp a few cards. We love to get together but sometimes our busy lives get in the way, so I was extremely happy when the opportunity arose and we were able to make it happen. This is one that was made on that day. This was the first time I used the Manhattan Flower Folder. I think I was holding off because I wasn't sure of what to do with it. I used the Core'dinations Card Stock and did some sanding on this card. It is kind of hard to see it in this picture but the embossing edges actually do look distressed in person. You'll just have to take my word for it:-)

Anyone who really knows me, knows that brown is one of my favorite colors. I love how well it works with red. I added some satin brown ribbon ......because I just LOVE ribbon on just about everything. Very few of my cards are without ribbon. I guess it's my thing.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Bloomin' Marvelous Thank Yous

I made these cards along with a third as part of a set. This set of three cards made the perfect gift for a hostess. I tied it with some Linen Thread, put a thank you tag on it and it was all set and ready to do the job. I am so thankful to my hostesses for opening their homes and allowing me to come in and share Stampin' Up! with their family and friends. If you live in the South New Jersey/Philadelphia area and are interested in hosting a Stampin' Up "Paper Party," please email me and I can customize a party to fit your interests.

Card Recipe:
Stamp Set: Bloomin' Marvelous Sale-A-Bration set
Card Stock: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist
Ink:Rich Razzleberry, Marina Mist, and Summer Starfruit

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