Not Just A Pig In A Poke

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Back-To-School Time Already

Stampin' Up!® has a great Bike Ride Stamp Set and Build-A-Bike Framelits Dies Set. For me, Back-to-School is hitting the books, riding my bike to school and taking a homemade lunch. I've always been a picky eater, so brown-bagging it has always been my preference. ...

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I’m Thinking Fall

I've been preoccupied by the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and the upcoming 2018 Holiday Catalog. About this time of year I begin thinking of pumpkins and candy corn . . . And, of course, I'm dreaming of cooler weather . . . and All Hollows Eve. And, of course, bats and...

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Is It Hot Enough?

I'm not just talking about the weather . . . But also the Hot Deals Stampin' Up!® has to offer!! The Bonus Days are absolutely fantastic!! I wrote all about it here. Click the link if you missed it! In my video I mentioned an order of $150. gets you a Stampin' Reward...

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2018 Holiday Catalog Out In September

Oh my goodness!! June brought us the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and right around the corner we have the 2018 Fall-Winter Catalog also known as the Holiday Catalog. It is truly unbelievable to me how time is swiftly going by . . . Here we are in August and Independent...

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Your Starter Kit As A New Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

From time to time I receive inquiries about joining Stampin' Up!® as an Independent Demonstrator so I decided to post a bit more information about the starter kit. Please note: This applies to new demonstrators who sign up during July, 2018. There are some who joined...

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Lately It Has Been Hotter Than Hot!

It's been in the triple digits!! I'm not too happy about the weather . . . and neither is my precious Yorkshire Terrier. Yet we are fortunate enough to have central air conditioning in our home and have been playing with some stamp sets and doing some coloring. Uh . ....

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Why Stamping?

Why buy stamps and stamp sets? For many of us it is because we can't draw. That's the simple answer . . . And as we dig deeper I have found that stamps and stamp sets bring inspiration. I do get inspired by the creativity of others and endeavor to make it...

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Subscribe To Paper Pumpkin

Explore and Discover Something New with Paper Pumpkin -- Stampin' Up!®'s Monthly Subscription Program I'm really excited I have a new Paper Pumpkin Subscriber!! That's why I thought I'd give more of you an opportunity to get in on subscribing as well. Yes,...

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Great Savings On Designer Series Paper

During the month of July, 2018, Stampin' Up!® has this outstanding Designer Series Paper sale!! Here's the scoop!! These Designer Series Paper packs were selected by Stampin' Up!® for this sale. You can buy them now!! That's right they are available now for purchase....

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Pop-Up Shadow Box Card

A Shadow Box Inside A Card Is A Lovely Surprise! This concept would make an excellent birthday card, congratulations card, thinking of you card . . . even a Christmas card . . . or a card for any occasion. I was really impressed by this card concept and construction....

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Getting That Country Feeling!!

The Country Road Clear-Mount Stamp Set has been on my mind for a few days now. It would go well with the other "country" stamp sets Stampin' Up!® has to offer. There is definitely something about driving down a country road . . . it's a special nostalgic feeling. I...

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Thoughts About This Last Week Of June, 2018

I'm very much into the Peaceful Place Stamp Set. It is a beautiful tranquil setting where one can sit and think . . . perhaps have a picnic lunch . . . but more importantly relax and clear one's mind of all those nagging thoughts . . . And, yes, I do have a nagging...

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Postcard Pals Stamp Set

Occasionally there is a stamp set that captures my imagination. This one involves a pelican in an old fashioned aviator's cap. He's wearing a vest and has a fish as his passenger in his deep open beak. Some may find this bird peculiar, but I'm fascinated by it and in...

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Varied Vases Bundle

Varied Vases Photopolymer Bundle includes: 34 photopolymer stamps punch -- for vases and some flowers I do love having punches that go along with stamp sets. It makes it easier when I want to work on my patio or another area of my house. These vases would look lovely...

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One Year With Stampin’ Up!

Yes!!! That's right!! I've been with Stampin' Up!® for one year today!! I've taken quite a few days from blogging for my birthday . . . and now with my Stampin' Up!® first year anniversary, I'm ready to get back to work!!! Well, not really work . . . Fun!!! Is it...

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Rooted In Nature Bundle

I love bundles -- not just because I save 10%, but because I get stamps and framelits dies!!  Sometimes there are punches -- which is really great!! I sometimes think I enjoy die cutting more than stamping . . . but when I look in my craft room . . . I have plenty of...

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A Little Bit About Sharon

I enjoy blogging, collecting antiques and paper crafting with Stampin’ Up! products. I lean toward the “vintage” style of paper crafts and I get a kick out of making 3-D projects and pop-up cards. I believe everything I make has a “story” behind it — either true or imagined . . . but mostly true. I think we do put a bit of ourselves in everything we create — this is what makes paper crafting and crafts so important and meaningful to us and to those who receive them.  I’d love for you to leave a comment on a post you liked or send me an email with questions about Stampin’ Up! products or joining Stampin’ Up! as a demonstrator. You can contact me at:  sharon@notjustapiginapoke.com

If you like this blog, please tell a friend or two or more . . . 

Sharon

Want To Add More Fun Into Your Life?

As an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator my life is filled with happiness!!
You may think that is an exaggeration, but if you love paper crafts, then you’ll understand that this is what I do — Play with stamps, ink pads, designer series paper, cardstock, framelits and thinlits dies, punches . . . and the list goes on and on and on . . .
I buy, use and share Stampin’ Up!® products.
I enjoy making cards, boxes, bags and other projects for special occasions and no occasion at all. For me, it’s all about having fun. And the real fun is giving away cards to total strangers when I’m out running errands. I randomly pick people or I leave them where others will find them. It is priceless how wonderful this makes me feel to brighten someone’s day.
I’ll take some to the hospital or nursing homes. This is where many need to receive a card to let them know there is someone thinking of them.
Join in the fun! Read my blog and see if making cards would be something that would bring a bit more fun into your life.
Sharon

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