Saturday, May 27, 2017

Paper Crafter's Garage Sale

Calling all Rubber Stampers, Scrapbookers, & Paper Crafters!  Come find some amazing deals on retired Stampin’ Up! products, as well as other rubberstamp and paper related products from other manufactures.  The items for sale are from multiple people, which means lots of variety!

Elks Lodge – 30898 W Ten Mile Rd
Farmington Hills, MI 48336
(just off Orchard Lake Road between M5 (Grand River) & I-696)

There will be a FREE MAKE & TAKE (while supplies last)
as well as drawings and Class Specials
available ONLY at this event!!

I hope you will attend and bring your friends!  Spread the's gonna be a fun event!

"- - - - - - - - - - - -Details for selling at this event below - - - - - - - - -
You are invited to bring your gently used paper crafting products to sell.  In exchange for sales of your products you will receive a gift certificate for future purchase(s) in the new Stampin’ Up! Catalog.  I will be investing in the cost of the hall rental and advertising in local papers, as well as on Craig’s list and other social media to promote the sale.  Please feel free to tell your friends so they can come enjoy the fun! 


 1)  Your items can be delivered to the location as early as 8 am, however, must arrive before 8:45 am so that you have time to check in and set out your products before we open to the public.

 2)  Customers bringing products to sell may begin shopping once they have set out their items.

 3)  You may only bring Paper Crafting related items to sell (no items regarding fabric, yarn, food preparation, etc).

Acceptable items are, but not limited to, Rubber Stamps,
Scrapbooking, Paper Crafting Tools, and Miscellaneous Accessories
4)  All items should be clearly marked with your name and the price, as shown below, and adhered to your products in a way that will not cover the product which could discourage sales.

 Your Name
Your Name  $15

5) Absolutely NO ADVERTISING OF ANY KIND may be included on, or within, your sale products.  Violations will include removal of your items. 
6)  No Premade Card Kits, Scrapbook Pages, Cards,  or other hand crafted items.  This is not a craft show, it is a supplies sale for those who want to create it themselves.
Please contact me ASAP.  Space is limited and sellers will be on a first come basis.


Karie Beglau

Saturday, May 20, 2017

In Color Collection

2017-18 In Color Collecti0n

It is always fun to see what the new colors are in fashions, but June 1st is the day that Stampin’ Up!® introduces their new Fashion Colors too!  Now THAT is Exciting!

Here's a Sneak Peak . . .

On April 22nd I posted some fun card ideas made with the now retired Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper (DSP).  While we are sad to see the beautiful Night Of Navy version leave, I am excited that Stampin’ Up! has brought back the many of the same patterns featuring the New In Colors in the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack.  There are 40 sheets: 4 each of 2 double sided designs in 5 colors.  Plus now all of the DSP stacks are NOT tear off, but loose pages.  This means there will be no curling that sometimes happened when pulling them off.

I have created five different cards using the New In Colors and DSP Stack.  I realize that blogs don't always show the colors perfectly, but they are close (at least on my computer).

Berry Burst

Powder Pink

Check out the awesome new Pretty Label Punch.

The mat was created by punching 2 shapes out of Gold Foil paper, cutting each in half in opposite directions then adhering to the back (some trimming may be involved to get the desired look).

 Fresh Fig
I used the Whisper White Bakers Twine and colored it Fresh Fig by running it across the ink pad.

Lemon Lime Twist

 Tranquil Tide

Yes, this card is created in landscape. 

If you have not yet received your copy of 2017-18 Annual Catalog, contact me today!  You can view the catalog on line via my website  ( but if you are like me you want the paper version to fold pages over, mark what you own and of course, what you must own ASAP.  You can pick up a copy of you live nearby, or for just $5 I will send you copy via USPS and I will include a $5 credit to be used on your first order.  Contact me TODAY!

Until Next time . . .

Hugs, Karie


#141767(c) – Floral Phrases $18  #141764 (w) $25

Card Stock/paper: $8 each (Card stock=24 sheets)

#144243 – Berry Burst

#144242 – Fresh Fig

#144245 – Lemon Lime Twist

#144244 – Powder Pink

#144246 – Tranquil Tide

#142020 – Copper Foil Sheets $4 (2 single sided sheets 12”x12”)

#144131 – Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack 12” x 12” (40 sheets 4 each of 2 double sided designs in 5 In Colors)

Multi-pack option #145453 – 2017-19 In Color 12” x 12”  $11 or #144247  8.5” x 11” $8 (both have 20 sheets - 4 each in 5 In Colors)

Inks:  $6.50 each

#140931 – Basic Black Archival

#144083 – Berry Burst

#144082 – Fresh Fig

#144086 – Lemon Lime Twist

#144084 – Powder Pink

#144085 – Tranquil Tide

#100730 – Whisper White $9 (40 sheets)


#104430 – Stampin’ Dimensionals $4

#143715 – Pretty Label punch $18

#124262 – Solid Bakers Twine, Whisper White $3

#144179 – ¼” Copper Trim $6

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Birthday Delivery

Birthday Delivery - Sneak Peak!

Because tomorrow (May 28th) is my birthday,
I thought a sneak peak was in order! 

What a cool stamp set! The different images are so fun.  Although they may seem juvenile at first, they are also nostalgic, which makes them great for a wide range of ages.  The fun part is that there is a bundle with the stamps that includes the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies.  I love a bundle, but this one has a bonus!  The dies will cut out the images on the matching Birthday Memories DSP! 

Above is how it is cut out of the DSP

Look how cute the fox is when it is cut out of the DSP and added to the top of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals!  Adorable!  The banner sentiment is perfectly matched to fit inside the banner in the stamp set or the DSP as shown here.  The cute little presents stamped in Sahara Sand are just the right touch for this card. Below that is the back side of the same piece of DSP topped with a piece of Pacific Point card stock stamped with another of the fun sentiments from the set (also in Pacific Point).  I think this card is soooo cute and I can brag about it because it wasn’t created by me. It was a Make & Take by Stampin’ Up! from the OnStage event I attended this last April (yes, it’s hard to keep things quite this long!!). 

I wanted to show you more of the darling DSP with this little cutie.  You will notice that the little girl is facing forward in the DSP, as shown on the card, however, the stamp set image is from the back.  The Framelits will cut her out in both directions should you want to cut out both and have the front and back as part of your project.  The Pacific Point accents with the Powder Pink card base makes his a great card for little girl, or your older (oops!) big sister!

Order these and many other products via my website starting June 1st!
Contact me if you want to  place a pre-order or get a reminder from me!

Until Next time . . .

                   Hugs, Karie B.

Below are the product codes and prices for todays projects.


#143660 – Birthday Delivery $27 (includes 23 photopolymer stamps)

Card Stock/paper: $8 each (Card stock=24 sheets)

#111350 – Pacific Point

#121043 – Sahara Sand

#144244 – Powder Pink

#144118 – Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper 12” x 12” (2 each of 6 double sided designs)

Inks:  $6.50 each

#140931 – Basic Black Archival

#126976 – Sahara Sand

#126951 – Pacific Point


#104430 – Stampin’ Dimensionals $4

#143658 – Birthday Friends Framelits $31 (save 10% when you order the bundle!)

#141706 – Layering Ovals Framelits $35

#145372 – Stitched Shapes Framelits $30

Saturday, May 6, 2017

National Scrapbook Day

National Scrapbook Day

As you may have seen during my Facebook live post this week, I am working to ensure that there is always a blog post on Saturday, with future plans to add Monday posts that are strictly scrapbook ideas.  Although we are still in flux with caring for my Mother-in-law, that is the plan…just a TBD plan at this point.  That being said, today’s post has to include a scrapbook page because, after all, it is National Scrapbook day!

I wanted to show the idea of using the little ‘proof-page’ photos that come if you order pictures from Shutterfly and some other services. 


This is a quick and simply one-page layout with photos of my daughters wedding day. 


Sometimes simple is best.

Order these, and many other products, via my website  Today!

Until Next time . . .

                   Hugs, Karie B.

Below are the product codes and prices for today’s projects.


#143675 – Eastern Beauty $21 (includes 21 photopolymer stamps)

Card Stock/paper: $8 each (Card stock=24 sheets)

#144245 – Lemon-Lime Twist

#122925 – Calypso Coral

#144137 – Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper 12” x 12” (2 each of 6 double sided designs)

 #124302 – 12”x12” Whisper White (12 sheets) $7.00

Inks:  $6.50 each

#144086 – Lemon-Lime Twist

#126983 – Calypso Coral


#144210 – Memories & More Card Pack – Color Theory $10

       (the printed acetate “Together” over the smaller photo)