Monday, January 28, 2013

Saturday's Workshop

I had a workshop on Saturday with a group of wonderful women.  My hostess wanted to do a valentine card.  I'm going to be straight with you here, I didn't buy any of the new valentine sets!  Oh no, what was I to do.  As you know I like to case, but I did't have any of the stamps that everyone is using.  I had to design my own card!  I had some of our new products and I loved the color combinations of the More Amore DSP, so I borrowed the color combo and came up with the card you see here.  I used the stamp set Delightful Dozen to save the day.  


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 Delightful Dozen (Wood 122650, Clear 122654, also available in Spanish, French and Digital Format)



Our second Card that we made on Saturday was inspired by Mary Fish's design.  The girls loved the simplicity of cutting out the flowers with the new Secret Garden Framelits.

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 Secret Garden Bundle  (Wood 131100, Clear 131099, also available separately)

Coordinating Secret Garden Stamp Set + Secret Garden Framelits = two products at a 15% savings!



If you are on Cape Cod or live in Southeastern MA, I would love to do a workshop or private class with you and your friends.  Contact me today to reserve your date!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


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It’s here! Sale-A-Bration 2013 has begun. How will you party during Stampin’ Up!’s premiere event? There are three ways—choose all that apply!

1. Host

Have your friends over for a party and earn fantastic Sale-A-Bration freebies with a qualifying order! For a minimum $150 party, you’ll get a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer Paper (silver paper for Stampin’ Up!’s silver anniversary!). Host a $400 party, and you’ll get the free Glimmer Paper PLUS a FREE product bundle—and that’s in addition to the normal hostess benefits (including $65 in FREE products of your choice)!

Contact me today to schedule your Sale-A-Bration party.

2. Shop

Shopaholics unite! For every $50 you spend, you’ll get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product—there are nearly 20 to choose from! Visit my Online Store to start shopping.

3. Join

Party all the time when you become a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator. Plus, when you join during Sale-A-Bration, you’ll get 25% more products for FREE in your Starter Kit! Click here take advantage of this limited-time offer.

Sale-A-Bration is one of the most exciting times of the year at Stampin’ Up! How will you Sale-A-Brate? Hit the comments below.

Thursday, January 17, 2013

January Stamp Clubs - Is Coppying Okay?

Below you are going to find all the projects we made at this month's stamp club.  Not a single one of them was designed by me.

Sometimes I feel like I should be down in my craft room designing unbelievable fabulous projects that I can share online like many others out there.  Here's the truth, I'm not that great of a designer.  Sometimes I can come up with something original that I absolutely love, but not usually.  

I am a busy Mom, and I don't have all day to spend designing original projects, just like many of you.  I am trying to run my business the best I can between my families busy schedule of swim practices (5 days a week), weekend long swim meets, girl scout meetings and soccer practice.  I am also the Girl Scout troop cookie mom for one of my girls, co-VP of the PTO, and sometimes a Sunday School Teacher.  Sound Familiar?  I know many of you are just as busy or even busier then I am.

I do feel however that I am fabulous at searching out others beautiful designs (usually while I am sitting at swim practice).  It is my job to bring my customers projects that they like to make, and it doesn't matter who designed them.

Stampin' Up! encourages "CASING" Copy and Share Everything.  Thank goodness for me.  Even though the projects you see here aren't usually original designs, I hope they inspire you to "CASE" them as they did me.   I do like to put my own little spin on things sometimes so they may not look exactly like the originals and you can do the same.

I hope that you can make a little time in your buy life to join a stamp club, or to sit down and try one of these projects yourself.  If you are brand new to stamping check out my previous post about our new Paper Pumpkin, that would be perfect for you!



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By the Tide is my favorite stamp set in the Spring Mini, living on Cape Cod, how could it not be.  Original design by sarahs31.



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We do a bit of Whale Watching on the Cape.  The card I cased was a bright yellow thank you card, but I loved the idea of making it a valentine.  Oh, Whale is in the Spring mini and there are also Happy Whale coordinating Clearlit's dies available to go along with it.  Original design by Shauna Cundick.

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Chalkboards are HOT right now!  You can find the instructions for making them in my last newsletter, if you aren't getting that, make sure you subscribe (new customers only please, no current demonstrators.)  I used the Amazing Family stamp set for this card because I do have an Amazing Sister and I am planning to mail her this card.  Most of my club members used the "Friend" stamp from the set.  My design came from crossing a card designed by Julie Camell and a card designed by Becky Roberts.





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This card layers the new Bitty Butterfly punch and the Elegant Butterfly punch.  I didn't change to much from the original. Because I didn't have the stamp set that was used I made it a birthday card and since I didn't have enough of the Delicate Details Lace Tape that was used on the original, I went with the new Natural Trim Ribbon in its place, my club members loved this.  Original design by Amy Oneill.





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  I had wanted to use the Stylin' Snowfolk set on a christmas card, but I had so many other projects that it didn't happen.  When I saw this card, I fell in love with it.  You are getting a sneak peek at a few Sale-A-Bration items here.  The Sycamore Street DSP (Designer Series Paper) and the Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack will be FREE product choices with your $50 order beginning 1/22.  They are both also part of the Hostess Bundle that hostess can earn with a $450 workshop.  Original design by Laura Mellinger.



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Blooming with Kindness is a great set to begin card making with since it comes with an image and greetings.  On my card I actually used the Happy Birthday form Perfectly Penned.  I got the original card as a swap from Convention, it was designed by Susan Rodgers.



Tuesday, January 15, 2013




DEMO B1 Paper Pumpkin Logo

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program by and click Get it (be sure to select me as your demonstrator, Naomi Keeling). 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!

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:

  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the 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. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'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 can also skip a month if you want.
  • Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.
Here's How You Order

Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin by visiting and click Get it.  Select Naomi Keeling as your Demonstrator.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit

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


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Catching Up - December Stamp Clubs

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Designed and created by me!  This stamp was a single stamp sold only for a limited time and is no longer available.


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I'm not sure who designed this card, but I cased it.  I loved the simplicity of it.  Club members made 2 of each of the 2 designs to keep or give as gifts.


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I received this card as a swap at convention and one of my club members wanted to make it, so we did.  It is a trifold shaker card, using the Snow Much Fun stamp set.


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Tags are a must at a December meeting!  We used the Two Tags Die and Tags Till Christmas stamp set.



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I love decorating peppermint candies like this. The brand name candies are now packaged differently, but I was able to find these during the Christmas season by another brand.



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This cute little guy and his box were cased from Becky Roberts.  The snowman is made with a battery powered tea light candle.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

October Stamp Clubs - Yes you read that correctly!

I am thinking that I should have made a resolution to get my blog post done in a more timely manner.  Just a thought.  I know that this post is a little outdated, but I wanted to share it anyway.  


These are the projects my October stamp clubs made.  I apologize in advance for not crediting the original designer, but I do not have that information anymore.   All of these projects were designed by others and created by me.


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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Make 2013 YOUR Year



It’s a brand new, fresh new year, and many people take this opportunity to make some changes in their lives. If you made some resolutions for the new year, here are some great and fun ways to use My Digital Studio to help you reach those goals.


Use the journal templates, like Every Little Detail (#127438), to create a journal for keeping track of your progress.



Create your own inspirational sayings and pictures or use a Framable like Cant’s Into Cans (#130077) to hang up or frame up and keep you moving towards your goals.





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Document the process and your progress throughout the year as you work towards your goals and keeping your resolutions. Create anything from a swatchbook to a 12 x 12 photo album.



These are just a few ideas. Use My Digital Studio and you can document your year of progress  and achieving goals ... and tell all of the stories in between. And when December 31st comes around, you’ll have fabulous keepsakes and inspiration to look back on and inspire you for the next new year.


So what are you waiting for? Download your free 30-day trial of My Digital Studio today and get started on your resolutions for 2013.


If you already have My Digital Studio, you’ll want to check out the latest downloads. There are new ones every week!