Sunday, February 13, 2022

Beautiful Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit March 2022

The Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin Kit for March includes watercolor prints and designs inspired by the beautiful nature around us, coordinates with the amazing New Horizons Suite Collection from the January–June 2022 Mini Catalogue  (bundle can be seen here )

Bonus extra FREE stamp set in March!! (yes—that’s two stamp sets in one kit!) as a way of saying THANK YOU to all of our wonderful Paper Pumpkin subscribers.

Details on this kit:
* create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
*includes a Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin’ Spot!
* perfect for any occasion, sentiments that say “thanks”, “hello”, “thinking of you,” and so many more, you’ll be able to use this stamp set year round.
*AND comes with a BONUS stamp set for FREE! *value of $24!

~Also to note! There will be a price increase in Paper Pumpkin pricing starting March 1.   

But, there is a way to get the current prices for Paper Pumpkin and save money going forward.  Prepaid codes–both redeemed and unredeemed–purchased before the 1 March price change will maintain their full value. No additional payment will be required.

So this is my suggestion for you!

Purchase a pre-paid subscription in February for 3 month, 6 months, or 12 months and get it at the current lower price for that entire time period! Buy those right here.  (I can help get you subscribed and redeem your prepaid code!)

*** you won't want to miss this one, so choose the 3 month subscription, at least and get started! Lock in current pricing and earn a SAB item for free! 

Monday, February 7, 2022

Salute to the Beijing Olympics Stampin' Up! style

 Join me through the Olympics for cards that have a nod to the Olympics, usually in some loose fashion!

Birds for the Aerial events! New techniques to try just like the Olympians, trying to better their performance. Podium cards, Gold Leafing etc.

Catch it all on my Live@9 weeknights at Act of Stamping with Laurie LaRose  on facebook.

Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Absolutely the best Sale of the Year! Add to your Creative supplies.

 November 16-18 only, time to get some of those items off your wishlist!

Replenish you cardstock *10% off, 

Grab a couple of those Dies you've been eyeing! *20% off 

Add to your spectrum of colour with a new ink pad or two! - grab 'em for *15% off 

Take the weekend to take stock of your paper supplies. Check out the Annual Catalogue, for all the great dies that will be on Sale starting just after midnight, Monday night (technically, Nov 16!)

Watch my Live@9 MT each weeknight, this week for ideas of dies you should grab while on sale!

shop early for least delays and avoid any potential back orders! You can order through me, send me your list!  or directly online  in my store.


Monday, October 11, 2021

Sweet Little Stockings Suite has Pets and Patterns (and a whole lot more!)


In the July-December Holiday catalogue, Stampin'Up! has introduced a sweet suite indeed! 

This was one of my first sets I got. I couldn't resist when the puppy had the same markings as our sweet dog, Robie!  And versatile, too for other seasons and occasions! The presents can be used for birthdays all year, the sweet pets can be put in bouquets of  flowers ~ or amongst a pile of leaves!

 You'll find festive bright colours and patterns in felt, enamel dots, the patterned paper and ribbon. The stamps and dies complete the suite to send holiday cheer (and happiness all year!) 

I'll let Stampin'Up! share details from the full Suite with you in this video. Be sure to order yours today!

Sweet Stockings Bundle                    I want it all! Sweet Suite




I've worked with the Designer series patterned paper, it's so cheery, perfect for the Christmas! Images can be cut out for focal points on your cards, and the wonderful patterns on the 'backsides' are beautiful and versatile. A good introduction to the bundle and more!

                                                                Designer Series Paper

Love of Leaves Stamp set and be sure to grab the dies to coordinate, they have the wonderful stitched lines to make these leaves really 'shazaam'!

and the dies from this bundle completes the card.

Sunday, October 10, 2021

Mental Health Awareness Connecting with Creativity


October 10 is World Mental Health day.

The Day has created awareness. It has started conversations amongst average people in many areas of Mental Health, working to dispel the stigma of mental health and changing thinking patterns beyond outdated perceptions. As the understanding of mental health grows, funding increases resulting in assessment and treatment improving.

 Through the conversations, people are telling their stories, sharing their struggles. Others recognize they are not alone, there are others facing hard times. Stories of people that have faced hard times and made it through can be uplifting.


 Self care is important. Taking care of yourself is important to your Mental Health. 

Experts are saying practicing mindfulness can help you become aware of your thoughts and feelings. Mindfulness is giving your full attention to the present moment. There are many ways to incorporate mindfulness activities into your daily life. Breathing exercises, connecting with nature, hobbies or doing a creative activity are some suggested methods. 

I've always thought of stamping cards and crafting as my ‘happy hobby’, turns out I may have been on the right track. I enjoy sharing my creations and creative ideas with others. It seems to help with my feelings of isolation. 

Reaching out to others to help them discover the joy of stamping also makes me very happy!



Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Autumn Love of Leaves

I was out hiking yesterday in the Rocky Mountains, so stunningly pretty, right from the outset! Alberta may not have the Maple Reds, but we are blessed with the amazing Golds of poplars and larch amongst our evergreens! And our underbrush has lots of colours; the junipers with their beautiful blue berries, silver wolf willow and rosehips in ruby reds! I wanted to do something from nature's inspiration.
I had seen a couple cards last week while surfing that I wanted to pull some ideas from. The beautiful Fall colours from Katie's card below and the striking accent of black and white from Joy's card pulled together with my ideas with leaves created my latest Love of Leaves card.
My card uses the amazing Simply Elegant DSP (155761 includes copper, gold and silver foiling with Basic Black and Very Vanilla) I stamped the Love of Leaves on Very Vanilla cardstock using Cherry Cobbler, Crushed Curry I dressed up the project with the gorgeous gold textured brushed metallic specialty paper (156844) for a layer and die cutting a favourite wreath swirl of mine from the Sparkle of the Season bundle (156765) I love the colours of Fall. These stamps and dies for leaves are so stunning and simple to work with. You have all the variations you can dream up to create and customize your cards and projects, it really is a must have, why not get it ordered today. (153567 and 153452) smiles, Laurie