Monthly Archives: August 2014


I love the bright colors of this card and how it turned out!

Celebrate Work of Art

Would love to hear from you on what you think!

Here are all the Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used:

It’s almost time …. my “Classes on Your Time” kit option officially launches Sept 1st but here is a preview of the cards you can make with the kit contents! The kit uses the brand new stamp set – FOR ALL THINGS
SEPTEMBER 2014 “Classes on Your Time” – FOR ALL THINGS
Interested in purchasing a kit and finding out all the details? CLICK HERE to read more about the program and get your kit now! A link to all the supplies used for the cards including those supplies in the kit and the supplies you will need to complete the cards can be found here Classes on Your Time – September 2014 Supply List

Each kit is $18.00 which includes shipping

Buying multiple kits and would like a discount? EMAIL me directly at: and I will generate an invoice for you!
Well, TODAY was the day! Both my husband and I are officially retired!!! It’s a very exciting time and I am excited to share some of our adventures with you along the way! This means MORE TIME for stamping and sharing with YOU!
Have a great holiday weekend!

She’s Turning 80!

A good work friend of my husbands’ asked everyone to send her mother an 80th birthday card. How fun! This is the creation I came up with …. I feel like saying … look mom, no stamps or ink AGAIN!

80th birthday

I’ve said it before and will say it again …. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my Big Shot Die Cutting Machine! So many uses and so many cool things you can make with it!

Here are the Stampin’ Up Supplies I used to create this card – just click on those that interest you and it will take you right to my Stampin’ Up Store to browse or buy:

Would love to know what you think!
Just a few more days and I will be announcing my new monthly program “Classes on Your Time” – a monthly kit, featuring a current stamp set and all the contents to make at least 4 – 5 cards!
Are you following me on Facebook? If not, I’d love for you to hop over and “LIKE” me so that you can get a glance at everything I create! CLICK HERE for FACEBOOK
Would also love for you to PIN with me on Pinterest! CLICK HERE for my PINTEREST PAGE
Retirement is just a little over a week away! On Sept 2nd we start our retired life adventures and I will be documenting our travels and life and sharing bits and pieces with you on FACEBOOK and here on my Blog. I hope you will join me!!
Have a great night!

A Card with NO Stamps or Ink!!! …. and Weekly Deals!

Had fun creating this card for my step son to congratulate him on his new job …. Simple, bold and NO STAMPS or INK! Gotta love the BIG SHOT :))

Matt Congrats

The little pieces between the O and R and A were easily picked up using a handy tool a friend of mine (Thanks Betty!) gave me and I would highly recommend … a QuickStik Craft Tool (easily found on

Congrats Quick Stik

Do you have a BIG SHOT yet? If not, it’s a terrific time to buy one (just click on the image above!) because you get to choose a FREE STAMP SET and frame lit set from 5 different choices! This offer is good until August 31st so do not delay! Already have a BIG SHOT? No worries …. you can buy any one of the 5 sets of stamps and framelits offered at a discount!
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The Weekly Deals lasting until August 25th were announced yesterday and here they are!
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Thanks for stopping by today and checking out the Congrats card!
Watch for details to be announced SOON about my brand new card kit option ” Classes on Your Time” which is starting in early Sepetember! I am very excited about stamping with you (even if we are not sitting next to each other) and creating! The stamp set being used for the card kit for September is a brand new set – Grateful for You. You can get yours starting August 28th when the Holiday Catalog goes LIVE!

Happiness Always

Found inspiration on Pinterest for the card I created for my niece for her Bridal Shower Gift. Loved how it turned out …..

Katie's Shower Card

Hope you find some inspiration too! Here are the Stampin’ Up! Supplies I used to create the card …

Don’t forget the BIG SHOT Promotion ends soon … August 31st! Get the details HERE!
I am launching my “Classes on Your Time” monthly kit option soon …. more details in the weeks to come and the first kit will be available starting September 3rd!
Have a great stamping day;


I loved the look of the new Watercolor Thank You in the new catalog and when I saw the Gracias I knew I had to have it! This is a super quick, clean and simple card that uses the new Hearts and Stars mask to add a little something to the background! No re-inking needed … just stamped Gracias three times.

Gracias with watermark

Here are the items I used:

I am super excited to get my “Classes on Your Time” Monthly Kit Option launched in early September! Watch for more details and information on how you can be a part of the inaugural launch of this fun option …. make 4 great cards using one stamp set, in your own home, on your own time!

Don’t forget to join me on FACEBOOK and PIN with me on Pinterest for inspiration and daily ideas!

Have a good evening;



Playing with Freshly Made Sketches 149

Hi Everyone!

Had a great day and evening tonight having one of my last All-Ocassion Card classes while in Northville! Enjoyed every minute with all who came … thanks!! Heading to Arizona early September for a life of relaxation and fun (aka retirement!) but will be heading back to Michigan fairly frequently and will be holding classes when I return. I also will be starting classes in Arizona (Tucson area) which I am very excited about!

Am planning on launching my Classes to Go in September so stay tuned! Far and near, we will still be able to stamp together 🙂

I had fun between classes with my fabulous friend Julie, visiting, stamping and of course comparing our first purchases from the Holiday Catalog (which launches on August 28th!). I created this card for the Freshly Made Sketches 149 Challenge ….

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FMS 149

Here’s all the supplies I used to make the card. Click on any of the items to go to my online store!

Thanks for stopping by!

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New Weekly Deals and Brand New Photopolymer Set Released Today! Yee-haw!

Today a BRAND NEW Photopolymer Set was released for purchase …. Yee-Haw! I love the look of this and plan on adding it to my next order. I can see using this in retirement in Arizona …. the Saguaro is perfect!!!! What do you think??

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Here are a few examples of this great new stamp set …

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I can’t wait to see more examples of cards and paper crafting items made with this set soon! SHOP HERE for your set!

The WEEKLY DEALS announced today through Monday, August 18th include ..

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Love every item but a few of my FAVORITES include the Envelope Liners, Rosettes and the Fancy Fan Textured Embossing Folder! SHOP HERE to include these great deals on your order this week!

Need a new catalog? Want to get your hands on a brand, new holiday catalog SOON? If you are not working with another Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator and get a set of brand new catalogs in your hands! Contact me at: or call/text me 248.982.3009 and I will be happy to send them off to you! The NEW Holiday Catalog, which starts August 28th is to die for! Trust me …. the best I have ever seen!

Screen Shot 2014-08-02 at 5.50.45 PMDon’t forget …. buy a BIG SHOT DIE CUTTING MACHINE from now until August 31 and choose a FREE Stamp Set and coordinating FRAMELIT set! Already have a BIG SHOT? Choose from the Stamp Set/Framelit Set Bundles at 15% off! Hurry …. the deal only lasts until August 31st!

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Hoping you have a great night;


This Week’s Deals …. Don’t Miss Them!

Good morning!

Tuesday is always a great day at Stampin’ Up as they release their Weekly Deals! Check out this weeks’ bargains! SHOP HERE to place your order …. these deals are good through Monday, August 11th.

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In addition …. have you heard the news??? PAPER PUMPKIN – the monthly crafting kit from Stampin’ Up (always FUN and a secret surprise every month when it arrives at your doorstep!) is HALF OFF when you sign up through September 10th!

Screen Shot 2014-08-05 at 9.49.13 AMThat means when you subscribe to get a monthly crafting escape between now and Sept 10th, you will only pay 1/2 PRICE for the first two months (normal price is $19.95/month = tax (shipping is included!). I have heard that this coming month’s kit (August) is SERIOUSLY AMAZING (some got a sneak peak at convention this year!). Want to get your hands on August’s kit?? SIGN UP by AUGUST 10th and do not delay!

Go to and use the PROMO CODE HALFOFF2 to get your first two kits at half price! You have nothing to lose …. you can suspend or cancel at any time! Please use me as your Demonstrator (Karin Menghini) and I will send you a little thank you gift for subscribing!

The Big Shot is my absolute FAVORITE Die Cutting Machine and you can get a FREE Stamp Set and Coordinating Framelit set for FREE when you purchase the Big Shot this month!

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Check out all the Stamp Sets and Coordinating Framelit choices … Have a Big Shot already?? Get any of these sets at 15% OFF this month only! This includes a brand new Stamp Set not released yet … Bright and Beautiful!

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SHOP here for your Big Shot and Stamp Set Framelit Bundles at a discount!

I’d love to have you follow me on FACEBOOK or PINTEREST for more ideas and projects on a daily basis!

Join me for my next All-Occasion Card Making Class on Wednesday, August 13th in Northville, MI at either 10:30AM or 6:30PM. RSVP HERE

Have a great stamping and creating day!




FMS 147 …. A Little Kindness

Trying to get this done and submitted before the deadline! Love having a chance to play around with a sketch and create something unique!

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Here’s my take on the Freshly Made Sketch 147

FMS 147

Here are the items used for the card!

SHOP anytime HERE

My next class is scheduled for Wednesday, August 13th at either 10:30AM or 6:30PM in Northville, MI. RSVP HERE Would love for you to join us!

Watch for details soon on my CLASS in the MAIL – launching mid-September!