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A Good Day Stamp Set

This is a sweet little set I absolutely adore with images of spring and summer good days. I love this stamp set so much because it reminds me of my childhood. I did a lot of embroidery in my youth and there were Mini Embroidery Hoops that fit perfectly with these...

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Scrolling Through The New Annual Catalog

All is quite calm and quiet this morning, so I decided to sit back and scroll through the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Stampin' Up!® did a beautiful job with their new catalog. Even some of the carry-over stamps and dies look new and fresh. I'm really excited about the...

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Cliff House 3D Papercraft

Ray O'Bannon of Ravensblight has a variety of "haunted" toys in his collection . . . but I'm not especially thinking of "haunted", but old and abandoned . . . I find it fascinating how Ray has captured the "ruin" of this house from weather and neglect . . .  As...

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Deciding What Is Current

With all the craziness Monday regarding all the retired products, I'm trying to decide what is current and will carry-over to be in the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. I think it's wonderful some people want to purchase retired products. I'm going to hang on to mine and use...

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So Very Much Is Retiring May 31, 2018

My goodness, the list seems to go on and on, so I'm going to highlight a few of the items I use the most and must remember they're retiring. Stampin' Up!® is going through a color revamping, so I'm going to leave that off my retiring list for now mainly because new...

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It’s Been A Very Busy Day!

Stampin' Up!® has released their Retiring Merchandise List . . . and it is a major list!! It comes in 3 parts: Retiring Stamps Retiring Bundles Everything Else That's Retiring These Last-Chance Products are available through May 31, 2018 while supplies last . . . So,...

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Seaside 3D Papercraft

Yes!!! A Free Printable!! Compliments of Ray O'Bannon of RavensBlight. In an earlier post my thoughts were turning to fall . . . but this would be a fun project to make . . . if a seaside lighthouse is your thing. I may have mentioned somewhere in this blog how I do...

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Small Spring Triangle Boxes

I love making treat boxes!! I've always been fascinated by how one can make a variety of boxes in a variety of sizes using the Simply Scored scoring board. I am getting a bit better figuring it out by watching numerous YouTube video tutorials. I know I'll be able one...

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Beautiful Bouquet Bundle

This is one of those "must have" bundles. Here's a video tutorial to explain this bundle a bit: You can use embossing folders rather than the paste. You may want to add different flowers . . . I just found this to be an excellent demonstration of this beautiful...

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Strange How It’s Spring And I’m Anticipating Fall

There are always some seasons favored over others. I do enjoy spring and summer . . . and the anticipation of fall . . .  The way the days, weeks and months are flying by, we need to savor what we have while it is here. Many of you may be doing some camping . . . it...

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Plan Ahead With Nugget Boxes

With the seasons of spring and summer back to back, we have a bit of time to plan ahead for upcoming family celebrations. A simple Hershey Nugget Candy Box will come in handy for your various spring and summer gatherings . . . plus you can use them for fall and...

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Paper Crafts For Fun And Profit

Is paper crafting your hobby or your business? Does it really matter? The truth is . . . your passion for papercrafts will continue, because it is part of who you are and what you love doing. My thing is blogging and papercrafts . . . collecting antiques . . . These...

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Watts Of Occasions Stamp Set

Watts . . . What? Light bulbs to brighten up your life! Sometimes it is necessary to take out a stamp set and look at it . . . stamp each piece . . . and study it again. I might want to mask out the inside of the bulbs and put an outline of something else inside . . ....

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Thinking Spring

I don't know what comes to mind when you think of the season of spring. For me it is getting out in the fresh air . . .  Take a leisurely walk . . . Ride my bicycle . . . Enjoy the sights, sounds, smell, texture and taste of nature . . .  I stopped in at my local...

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Pocketful Of Sunshine Bundle

This is truly a fun bundle ready to use for gift cards and cold hard cash!! There are always occasions when you would like to give money or a gift card . . . Birthdays, Graduations, Congratulations in all forms as well as "just because" it's a beautiful day and I love...

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Savoring What You’ve Missed

My head get turned when a new catalog comes out. Now I can delve into the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog and the Carryover List from the 2017 Holiday Catalog . . . and there will soon be a list of Carryover items from the 2018 Occasions Catalog. Before we know it, the...

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Isn’t It Interesting . . .

How, as paper crafters, we're always looking ahead . . . Easter is this Sunday . . . Then there's Mother's Day and Memorial Day . . . Graduations . . . The 2018-2019 Annual Catalog will be coming out in June . . . Then there's Father's Day . . . 4th of July . . .  and...

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Sale-A-Bration Is In Its Final Days

With the Easter Weekend approaching and many of you who may be on spring break . . . As far as I'm concerned I'm closing Sale-A-Bration Friday . . . mainly because if you haven't decided to make purchases or joined . . . then you won't . . . So, I'll respect that and...

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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

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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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Stampin’ Up! Is moving right along with new merchandise coming in June, 2018. 

I know we like some of the old merchandise — and Stampin’ Up! has us covered!! The retired products are available until May 31, 2018 or while supplies last. So this is no time dilly-dally. You won’t want to miss out!!

Sharon

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