Thursday, March 30, 2017

There's A Card Thursday - March 30, 2017 - A Little Foxy Birthday

I love this Designer Series paper Pack and it makes such great cards.

Let's See how to make this great card.




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I just love simple cards, don't you?

Just one more day for Sale-A-Bration.

Now is your chance to join the Happening Stampers and get 2 free stamp sets.


It’s the best time of year to join Stampin’ Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 USD 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!



All for just $99 $125 worth of any of Stampin' Up! products in your Starter Kit plus 2 free stamp sets (any stamp sets in the catalogs) and free shipping.  What more can you ask for.  Oh ya on one of the best Stampin' Up! teams there is the Happening Stampers.  Click here to join now.




Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Tips and Techniques Tuesday - March 28, 2017 - Sale-A-Bration stamp sets

Time is running out to  take part in Sale-A-Bration for this year.  Just a few more days left.  I would like to show you what you can get for free from Sale-A-Braiton.  So let's take a stroll with some of the free stamp sets you can get when you order $50 worth of Stampin' Up! products.  Click here to start your order.



I know it wasn't very long so here are some of the stamp sets up close.









Now don't you want one or two or all of these great sets.  All you have to do is Click here and shop for every $50 you spend you get to choose one of these.  Until March 31 use the Hostess code 2QY3F6XU and I will reimburse you shipping costs.  So get some free items and free shipping.  




Thursday, March 23, 2017

There's A Card Thursday - March 23, 2017 - Easter Message Card

I can't believe that it is almost Easter this year.  When I was growing up Easter was always considered the beginning of Spring no matter when it was.  I loved going to Easter Mass and my favorite was Easter Saturday Services.  We would always get a new dress and hat for Easter and I thought that was so great.  Had a great big ham and all the relatives over for the day, had to find our Easter Basket after church. It felt so wonderful.

I just wanted to share with you this year's Easter Card.  A time to remember it is not about Easter Bunnies but Death and Resurrection.


So let's look at how to make this card.



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If you like this video and card I would appreciate it if you purchase your Stampin' Up! supplies form me.  Just click the photos above or Click here to shop my store. 

Don't forget about my Free Monthly Project if you purchase more than $50 from me and use this month's Hostess Code.

Free Monthly Project
With purchase of $50 of Stampin' Up! product from Mary Trautner and the use of the Hostess 2QY3F6XUCode  for orders under $150, you will receive instructions on how to make this month’s project.

Every month there will be a new project available, if you purchase $50 of Stampin' Up! products from me either on-line or by e-mail.

For the Month of March you will receive instructions for a small explosion Box




You must order at the minimum $50 of Stampin' Up! products before taxes and shipping.

 Orders must be received by 10 PM MT on the last day of the month. Only one free project per month.

 Click here to order now.

If you would like to see any specific project please let me know and I will try and include it in an upcoming month.








Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Tips & Techniques Tuesday - March 21, 2017 - March paper Pumpkin Bunny Buddies

March 4 years ago was the first Paper Pumpkin kit, can you believe it has been that long that Paper Pumpkin has been around.  This month's kit is really special and extra cute.  I just love it.  You can make 9  3 x 3 cards and 9 Muslin Bags.  They are so cute you won't want to give them away.

You know what is even better next month they are having a guest designer Sara Douglas the CEO of Stampin' Up! so don't miss that one.  More information after the video.

Let's look at the video now.



Isn't this a great kit.  If the 4th Anniversary is so good what will be in April's that Sara Designs.


The upcoming April Paper Pumpkin Kit was designed by our very own CEO Sara Douglas! The kit will be including a FREE gift inside every April box! It's going to be a surprise! We all love surprises right? I know I can't wait!!

Reminder to all of you that if you purchase a 3-Month subscription, you qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! Subscribe by April 10th to receive the April kit!

To purchase a pre-paid subscription click here

To start your monthly subscription Click here.

Don't miss out.






Sunday, March 19, 2017

Grandma's Rocking Chair - March 19, 2017 - This & That

  This has been a crazy week.  I did not schedule a lot of classes for either March or April but it seems like I really still am behind. So what has been going on.

1.  Someone finally told me that my links in my newsletter for the Let's Explore Paper Crafting Class were not working.  After the deadline and after I deleted everything.  No wonder I had no one sign up.  So I had to learn how to fix that so it does not happen for next month's.

2. I had to get ready for a craft fair and I wanted to make a few new things but #4 will tell you why I really didn't get this done.

3. I had a workshop on Wednesday and it went super.  I hope to have a few more like that.  Everyone seemed really excited to stamp and learn.

4. Wednesday evening I was taking a bath and slipped getting out of the tub and face planted.  I spent about 4 hours in the ER at least no broken face bones and only 2 stitches in the corner of my eye.  So all of Thursday was spent sleeping and when I was awake I had a super bad headache.  So my day of getting ready for the craft fair and doing taxes was down the drain.

5. I had to make sure I have 6 blog posts and videos ready to go for vacation. I hope to get that done tomorrow.

6. I have to design April's Let's Explore.  I got 3 of the 4 done.

7.  I have to designer my April Christmas Card Class got that done.

8. I have to design my Tea & Cards Class only one done at least I have the theme, 2 Step Stamping

9. I have to get my newsletter done for this week and next week.

10. I have to get my Paypal set up for my Let's Explore Class set to go on the 1st.

11. I have to schedule my Facebook and Twitter posts.

12.  I have to finish my taxes and pay bills.

13. I have to pack.

I just don't think I have time to go on vacation.  But I am going no matter what.

Remember that only 2 weeks to go for Sale-A-Bration and things are running out.  No more Glimmer Paper or Card Tins.

While I am gone on vacation 25 until April 1 I will reimburse all shipping if you order and use the hostess code 2QY3F6XU  Click Here to start your shopping.




Thursday, March 16, 2017

There's A Card Thursday - March 16, 2017 - Advanced Crafters Thank you

Last week I showed you a card for beginner stampers and today I would like to show you one way to step up this card for Advance Stampers.

Here is the Beginner Card

Here is the Stepped Up Card.

So would you like to see how to do the stepped up version?  Let's Do It.





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If you like this card please purchase your supplies from me by clicking on the photos above or clicking here to shop.

I love starting with a basic card and stepping it up.  Show me how you step up this card.


Free Monthly Project
With purchase of $50 of Stampin' Up! product from Mary Trautner and the use of the Hostess 2QY3F6XUCode  for orders under $150, you will receive instructions on how to make this month’s project.

Every month there will be a new project available, if you purchase $50 of Stampin' Up! products from me either on-line or by e-mail.

For the Month of March you will receive instructions for a small explosion Box




You must order at the minimum $50 of Stampin' Up! products before taxes and shipping.

 Orders must be received by 10 PM MT on the last day of the month. Only one free project per month.

 Click here to order now.


If you would like to see any specific project please let me know and I will try and include it in an upcoming month.