I will be on hiatus until September 1st.

I know that I haven’t been around, but my family and I lost my father on March 25th and it has been hard this past month and a half.  My husband had a recent health scare that had my blood pressure going up and in about two weeks, my daughter will be graduating from high school.  So it has been a really fun rollercoaster, not!  On top of it all, I am also no longer a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.  I felt that with everything going on, I wasn’t able to keep all of the balls up in the air and I just couldn’t juggle them any longer.

After giving it much thought, I have decided that although I have been absent from this blog for almost two months, I will need to be absent for a few more and I will be taking a leave from this blog.  When I do come back, I will begin posting but I am not sure if the focus will remain the same.

Thank you for reading and supporting this blog.  I really appreciate it very much.

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March’s Paper Pumpkin is here!

March's Paper PumpkinMarch’s Paper Pumpkin is here!

Here is the latest video for March’s Paper Pumpkin monthly kit.  I can’t wait to open mine!  This March kit makes it easy to celebrate all the birthdays, babies, graduations, and weddings this spring. In just minutes, you’ll have eight adorable cards, each with a pocket for a gift card. Now that’s what we call a pocketful of cheer!  If you would like to get your Paper Pumpkin box of cute fun stuff every month, you can order your subscription here!

February Paper Pumpkin

Here is February’s Paper Pumpkin video.  I can’t wait till I crack my open and use it!  It is currently on sale.  Order a 3 month subscription for $55!  The details:  3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59.85 $55.  Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  Place your order using the item code listed above and get your discount! You can place your 3-month subscription here.

5 Tips for creating your own planner pages

5 Tips For Creating Your Own Planner Pages

I must confess, I still use an actual paper planner.  I also use my Google Calendar for my timed appointments to set up the reminders.  However, at the beginning of each year  I update my planner with the dated pages.  I wanted to give you 5 tips for creating your own planner pages.

This year I am doing my planner 100% DIY.  Yup, I created 90% of the forms that I am using in my planner.  The exception is my monthly dated calendar but I will post about that another time.  The other exception is my Bill Payment page.  I originally had an etsy store create the page for me and it was beautiful with color too.  However, when I was getting ready to update my calendar pages for this year, I had so many changes I wanted to make on the Bill Payment page and I had already exceeded my allotted changes allowed, that I just created the page in black and white and made the changes I wanted.  The rest of the forms, I created myself in Word.

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Not including the Bill Payment page, the rest of the pages are for my Stampin’ Up! business or for My Genealogy Obsession blog.  The Video and Blog Post Idea pages both have a check box at the top so I know if the idea is for my Stampin’ Up! blog or for My Genealogy Obsession blog.  The Event Planner page is only for my Stampin’ Up business.

Thinking about creating your own DIY planner pages?  Here are 5 tips on creating and customizing your own planner pages:

  1. Not all planner pages on the market are one size fits all.  In fact, I found that it was one size fits NONE for me!  The only, on the market, pages that I purchased that was useful for me was a monthly calendar page.  All of the others, didn’t quite fit what I needed.
  2. Decide what pages you need so that you can be as efficient as possible when your working.  You don’t want to have to look in numerous places for one piece of information.
  3. If you don’t feel comfortable creating your own pages, look on Etsy.  They have many designers that you can use.  Search through them and find one that comes close to your style.  Contact them about what you need and if possible, email them a hand drawn sample of what you want.  That’s what I did with my Bill Payment page.
  4. Know that this is not going to be completed over night.  When I created my Blog Post Idea page, it took me two weeks to create the original version then another two months to use it and tweak it to my specific needs.
  5. Add your own style to your planner pages.  I kept my pages black and white, because, except for the Bill Payment page, I will be decorating the other pages with colored pens and possible stickers and washi tape.  Decorate your pages the way you want, use color or photos if you want.

Now that you have my top 5 tips, will you be creating your own planner pages?  Leave a comment and let me know.  All comments will be read and responded to.

As always,

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Prepaid Paper Pumpkin is on sale!

Paper Pumpking is on sale

Prepaid Paper Pumpkin is on sale!  What is Paper Pumpkin you ask?  Paper Pumpkin is a fully designed project kit that arrives at your door each month with stamps, ink and paper – everything cut and ready to go.  You will be surprised with fun projects like cards, gift packaging, home decor and more.  There is even more great news!

Prepaid Paper Pumpkin is on sale during Sale-A-Bration which ends March 31, 2016!  It’s a great and easy way to earn FREE Sale-A-Bration items.

3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription (137859) on sale for $55.00
Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription (regularly $59.85) and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!  Click the 3-Month button below to purchase now!

Prepaid Paper Pumkin is on saleOr, take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription.

12-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription (137861) $215.40 
Save $24 a year with this everyday awesome price, earn Stampin’ Rewards, and get (4) FREE Sale-A-Bration items!  Click the 12-Month button below to purchase now!

Prepaid Paper Pumpkin is on saleAs will all of the specials being offered, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact or email me.

As always,

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Year-End Sale Starts Today!

Year-End Sale

The Stampin’ Up! Year-End Sale is here! It’s time to stock up and save on Stampin’ Up! products and clearance products.  Some items are up to 60% off plus many items on the Holiday Catalog Retiring List have been discounted, some up to 40% off. 

Have you been holding off on some of your projects because you didn’t have all of the tools and supplies needed?  Well the Year-End Sale is a great opportunity for you to stock up on items you need to finish your projects especially if they are gift products!

These products are only available while supplies last so please don’t wait to order your favorites.

Click here to see all items on sale

The Details:

  • Promotion Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016.
  • No minimum purchase required.
  • No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items.
  • Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last.
  • Year-End Sale & clearance items may be combined on your order with other Stampin’ Up! products.
  • Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders.

Combine your Year-End Sales order with the following:

  • 15% Off Bundles
  • Weekly Deals
  • Holiday Catalog Retiring Products List (new discounts to 40%)
  • $99 Starter Kit (the best deal of all!)


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Online Extravaganza is coming soon!

I am so excited about Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza Sale which Starts Monday!  It’s just in time for the holidays too!

Online Extravaganza, 50% Off, Stampin' Up Sale

There will be two flash sales.  The first one will be on Monday, November 23rd ONLY and you can buy 3 select Designer Series Paper packs and Get 1 Free!  Plus you can save 30% off the Gift Box Punch Board and the Envelope Punch Board.

The second flash sale will me Monday, November 30th and will include a Project Lift Bundle at 30% off among other things!

Also during the whole week of November 23-30 you can also save up to 50% OFF other sale items too. Punches, ribbon, washi tape, stamp sets, adhesive, the Magnetic Platform, glitter, button, boxes, Big Shot dies, framelits & more!!

See the full list of sale items here.

Print out the list of sale items, look it over this weekend and make your list.  Place your order on Monday because these deals are only available while supplies last and I have no idea how long that will be! When you are ready to place your order on Monday you can do so HERE.

P.S. Don’t forget to look over the list of retiring items from the Holiday Catalog, the Weekly Deals and the Clearance Rack.

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Stamps on sale for 15% off – Limited time only!

Stamps on Sale, Stamps 15% offI can’t believe it – Stampin’ Up! has all stamps on sale for 15% off for just a few days. This rarely happens, so check it out and get your stamps ordered! This sale is fantastic, but short, only good from today,  Oct 19 thru Friday, Oct 23. That’s only 5 days!  Read about the fine print from Stampin’ Up!.

Fine print:

  • Host stamp sets, rotary stamps, and supply list stamp sets are not eligible for the 15 percent promotional discount on stamps.
  • Bundles are not eligible for this promotional discount, but they will retain their current 15 percent Bundle & Save discount.
  • The stamp set from the bundle may still be purchased ala carte with the 15 percent promotional discount.
  • Stamps purchased using a 50 percent Stampin’ Rewards discount will not be available for this 15 percent promotional discount.
  • Stamps purchased using Stampin’ Rewards discounts will still be 50 percent off retail value of the stamp set.
  • There is no limit to how many discounted stamp sets can be placed on an order.
  • There is no minimum purchase required for this promotion.

These stamps on sale will not last long so order soon!  To order your favorite stamps, click the button bellow!

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As always,

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Are you ready for Christmas? 12 Weeks of Christmas?

12 Weeks of Christmas

Make this year, the year that you’re going to be ready – your cards will be ready to mail out the first week of December; those little teacher gifts will be ready to go before the last day before holidays, and you’ll be *that person* everyone looks at in awe, because  you’ve got it all together! This is where I come in, I’m here to make sure your ready.

There are three days left to sign up for my 12 WEEKS OF CHRISTMAS mailing campaign, specifically for my email subscribers, starting October 7th.  At least once a week, every week from October 7th to December 23rd , my email subscribers will receive a special project tutorial IN THEIR EMAIL IN-BOX that can be used for Christmas and the holiday season. As my gift to my loyal friends and clients, I’ll be sending Christmas ideas galore over the next 12 weeks:

  • Christmas Cards
  • Gift Ideas
  • Bags, Tags & Wrap Ideas

Each item that I share will include a shopping list, brief instructions on how to make your Christmas project, and of course, photographs showing the process and the completed project.  But is there a catch?

Yes, there’s a catch – YOU MUST BE IN MY EMAIL SUBSCRIBER LIST TO GET THIS EXCLUSIVE CONTENT!  But don’t worry – it’s easy to do!  All you need to do is subscribe to my newsletter!  The sign-up box to the right is where you fill in your information.  That’s all there is to it! Your free project tutorial including supply list and instructions will arrive every Wednesday morning starting October 7th!  Make sure you’re on the list now before the rush so you won’t miss an issue!

I love my Readers, my Facebook Fans and my Twitter Followers, but you must be on my mailing list to get the 12 Weeks of Christmas Ideas.  Please know that I hate spammers as much as you do and will never sell or give away your contact information.


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Tricia’s Creative Studio’s 12 Weeks of Christmas is coming!

Ok folks!  Remember a while back I told you that a special announcement was coming towards the end of September?  Well here it is!!!  We will be starting a 12 Weeks of Christmas!

Tricia's Creative Studio's 12 Weeks of Christmas

What’s 12 Weeks of Christmas?  Well it is an opportunity for you to get 12 weeks of ideas, inspiration on Christmas cards, holiday home decor, and gift wrap from me.  It starts on October 7th and is only available to my newsletter subscribers.  These ideas, inspiration and gift ideas will not show up on my blog or any of my social media accounts.  It is only available to my subscribers.

With your subscription to my newsletter, you will get:

  • My Monthly (First Tuesday of the month) and mid-month email (3rd Tuesday of the month) filled with the latest crafting news, card inspiration, and tips for the crafter in you.
  • My 12 Weeks of Christmas emails which include step-by-step instructions on how to complete that weeks project (including pictures).
  • You will also be the first to hear of any Stampin’ Up! news, or announcements, including my two annual sales in May and July.
  • As loyal subscribers you will also be personally invited to my annual appreciation event in December.

So don’t forget to sign up for my newsletter mailing list!  You can sign up by clicking the button below. 

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Please share this with your friends and family, it would be appreciated!

Have a great rest of the week, y’all!

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