Treat Yourself to some Crafty-Goodness!

Four years ago this week, I made a decision that has impacted my life in so many positive ways!  I have learned SO MUCH, challenged myself, stretched myself in ways I never could have imagined, succeeded (& failed) in taking certain steps and reaching certain goals I have set for myself along the way.  I’ve made so many friends with people all over the country, and even had the pleasure of meeting some of them!

So what did I do, you ask?  I joined the Stampin’ Up! family and crossed over from being a loyal Stampin’ Up! customer to becoming a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

I didn’t know if I could really make a business at Stampin’ Up!, but something inside me really wanted to share my love of paper crafting with other people.  I wanted to ‘teach’ others who may have never before taken a rubber stamp to an ink pad and then to paper.  I love seeing others create something that they can be proud of, especially when they thought they couldn’t!

Honestly, I also liked the thought of buying my stampin’ supplies at a discount, and possibly even earning a few bucks to help fund my stampin’ hobby.

keep calm & joinDoes this sound like you?  Consider crossing the line and joining Stampin’ Up! for yourself.    Now is a great time; The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is ON SALE!

Take your passion for paper, stamps and SAVINGS to a new level!

  • For a limited time!  Sale runs one week only!  Nov. 24 – Dec. 2.
  • 25% off!  $99 Starter Kit will be discounted 25% to $74.25.  You can order it through me HERE!
  • You decide!  Choose up to $125 in product for your kit.  That’s over $50 in FREE product!!!
  • Free Shipping!  The kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.
  • Stock up!  Once you join, you receive a one-time 30% off discount on a product order of $150 or more placed within 45 days.
  • 20% discount!  Enjoy a minimum of a 20% demonstrator discount every day.
  • 5% Bonus EXCLUSIVELY this special!  Receive 5% cash back on all purchases and outside sales placed in December.  Cash back is in addition to your discounts and will be paid in January.
  • Be first!  December marks your chance (with your demonstrator status) to see and pre-order products from the NEW Occasions Catalog and earn Sale-A-Bration gifts (also new)!
  • No risk!  You’ll have through April 30, 2015 to “test drive” demonstrator discounts and benefits.
  • No penalty!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first FULL quarter, (March 31, 2015),  you will renew your demonstrator benefits for another quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales you “drop” with no penalty.
  • No catch!  There’s no catch–no need to host workshops, purchase anything further or get outside sales.

THE BEST NEWS OF ALL!  You don’t have to be all about the business; many people join Stampin’ Up! just for the discount for their personal purchases.    There are so many resources available thru Stampin’ Up! to help you take your paper crafting to the next level.   Our group, the Stampin’ Pretty Pals, are several hundred members strong, and are all connected virtually.   You’ll be part of this fun-loving group where you’ll have access to the our groups’ exclusive resources, fun and friendships—all virtual and on YOUR schedule and level of interest!

READY?   Purchase the Stater Kit and JOIN ME and the Stampin’ Pretty Pals here!   You can’t imagine how much fun you’ll have!

I’d love to have you as part of my team.  If you are considering taking advantage of this special, but have questions, please call me!   I’d love to talk to you.

So get your list ready,  you get to choose whatever products you want;  $150 worth of products for only $74.25.  Be ready to go Nov. 24th!


November Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the November Pals Blog Hop, we are thankful you stopped by!  This month we are showcasing projects that show our thanks, including both thank you and Thanksgiving themed projects.

2014novhop_backYou may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing projects.

Question?  What do baby wipes, styrofoam plates & ink refills have in common?  And what do they have to do with Thanksgiving, or being thankful?  Don’t ready any further or scroll down until you’ve had time to ponder that question.  Are you ready?  Are you sure?

Well, just to be sure, I won’t give that answer just yet.  I’ll show you my projects first.  Yes, I did say projects, plural.  I have not one, but two projects to show off today.

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Fall LeavesTwo projects, but one technique.  The leaves in both projects are made the same way.  In the top card, I stamped the leaves onto Whisper White card stock and used my paper snips to fussy cut the leaves out.  In the second project, I stamped directly onto Very Vanilla card stock.

I used the “For All Things” stamp set for the leaf image.  “Good Greetings” was used for the sentiment in both cards – I sure hope you earned that set when it was available as a Host Promotion last month!   The Color Me Autumn DSP makes the colorful background.  These items can be ordered by clicking on their respective links, or click here to go to my on-line store where you can shop safely.

For All Things Clear-mount Stamp SetColor Me Autumn Designer Series Paper

So now for my answer:  Baby wipes, a styrofoam plate  & ink refills are used to create the beautiful, mottled effect I used for my leaves in my projects known as the baby wipe technique.  And my mailing list subscribers will learn exactly how to do this when I send a video lesson directly to them later this week!  Wait, you’re not a subscriber?  Well, go to the Mailing List Sign-Up box on the top right and sign up!  I’ll wait.  You’re finished already?  That was quick.  Now you’ll get this video lesson and learn how to do this too!

See the variegated, mottled effect this technique creates?  I taught the ladies in my Monday night class how to do this, and they LOVED IT!   I’m sure you will too so make sure you don’t miss my video class!

close up of leafThanks for stopping by My Stampin Space.  I hope to see you here again real soon.  In the meantime, continue the hop by following the line-up below.

Happy Stampin’


2014novhop_nextThe next stop is Candy Ford at Stamp Candy on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

  1. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  2. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  3. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  4. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  5. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  6. Rae Harper-Burnet at
  7. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  8. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  9. September Gray at
  10. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  11. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  12. Amy Whelan at Amy’s Inklings
  13. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  14. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  15. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  16. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  17. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  19. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  20. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  21. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  24. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  25. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  26. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  27. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  28. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  29. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  30. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  31. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  32. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  33. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space – – – YOU ARE HERE! – – -

Happy Halloween!

I promised a treat on Halloween and I plan to deliver!  One lucky blog reader will take home the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set, tonight!  But first, my most favorite card that I’ve made this Halloween season.

Stamp  Class Sept 2014Don’t you just love this?  It is made using the same brayered background technique we used for my Snowy Night card featured in the October Virtual Stamp Club.  (Which by the way, you can still join my Virtual Stamp Club if you’d like – just click on the link and sign up!)

I started with So Saffron cardstock, and punched a circle from a sticky note to cover up the ‘moon’.  I used Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry & Rich Razzleberry inks on my brayer to color the background and create the dark, spooky sky!  I removed the sticky note and it looks the moon is glowing against the dark sky.  This piece was then adhered to a Basic Black card base.  The homes were made using the Holiday Home stamp set and coordinating framelits die.  (Yes, another bundle and save!)  I used white embossing powder on Basic Black cardstock to get a crisp look.  I used Momento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp on the bats, trees, & lamp posts onto my main layer.  The ghost was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and my paper snips made cutting out the ghost an easy task so I could tuck him behind the chimney.

Now, what you’ve been waiting for…..the winner!   Drumroll please!

#5 – Kim Jones!  Congratulations, Kim!  Please email me your address so I can get your stamp set out in the mail to you.

If you’d like to order any of the items used to make this card, I’m listing the items below.  Just click on the image to go right to my online store where you can order securely 24/7.  Your order will be shipped right to your home.

Again, congrats to our winner, Kim Jones!  Happy Halloween to all :)

Happy Stampin,



A treat for you

Want a cute and quick way to give someone a candy bar this Halloween?  This little treat holder is the answer.

treat holderIt’s adorable, right?  And it’s made with only a 6″ x 6″ piece of double sided paper.  That means you can get 4 of these out of one 12″ x 12″ piece of DSP!  Just fold the paper in half, point to point, then fold the left point over to the right.  Fold the right point over, and finally end by bringing the top fold down.    It’s that simple.  You don’t even need to glue it if you don’t want to.  But I do recommend using your bone folder to get sharp creases at every fold.   Come back tomorrow and I’ll post a quick video showing you step by step exactly how to make these.

treat holder emptyI used the witches cauldron from the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set to decorate this, but you could use almost any stamp, sentiment & paper combination for whatever occasion you wish.  A candy bar is always in season!  You could also put movie tickets inside.    treat holder close upFirst I stamped the witches cauldron in Momento Tuxedo Black ink.  Then I used my stampin’ buddy and Versamark ink to stamp the sentiment onto the image I just stamped.  Wild Wasabi embossing powder makes the sentiment pop on the black ink.  A few Rhinestone jewels, colored with a sharpie marker, look like bubbles rising from the creepy potion being brewed!  My paper snips make it so easy to fussy-cut the cauldron.

135125GI’m giving away this stamp set;  all you have to do is leave me a comment and one lucky winner, randomly chosen, will be the winner!  Of course, the winner will have to get back in touch with me to give me their address so I can mail the stamp set to them.  I can only ship to the United States, so my apologies to my blog readers from Canada and beyond.

So, leave me a comment at the end of this post.   I’ll give my readers until 10 PM Friday night to leave me a comment to enter to win the stamp set giveaway.  A winner will be chosen and will have until Tues to claim their prize.  Good luck to all who enter!  I’ll post the video late Friday night or Saturday afternoon showing how to make these.

Thanks for stopping by,  see you soon.




Treats for your Trick-or-Treaters

I like to give special treats to those special trick or treaters in my life; whether they are in costume or not!  (Yes, I mean “my boys”, my co-workers and other family).  Of course, you could make a whole bunch of these to hand out to every trick or treater at your door if you really wanted to!

photo 2I used the Fry Box die and Basic Gray cardstock to make the box.  The image is from the “Merry Everything” stamp set.  I love the little dracula, and the little spider behind him.  This set has a coordinating punch, Note Tag Punch, which made cropping out the shape a snap.   Now, you know how I love the coordinating products.  But I love saving money just as much too!  And when these two products are bundled together, you save 15%!  Bonus!

Momento Tuxedo Black ink is my new favorite black ink.  It is crisp and dark, and doesn’t run when you color in it.  I stamped the image with that, then  I used my Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker to color in his little face.   Old Olive cardstock and the Modern Label punch made a little splash of color behind the image.

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I love how this fry box can be stuffed with candy.  And it holds a pretty decent amount of candy.  I’m also planning on making these for Thanksgiving to set at each place setting.  I may fill a clear bag with either candy corn , or cookies to put in the box.   This little box is so versatile;  I could see it filled with nail polish & lip stick for a little girl’s birthday party.  Or Legos or Matchbox cars for a little boy.  What will you put in yours?

Don’t forget, I’m giving away the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set on Halloween!  All you have to do is leave me a comment.   All comments received this week will be entered in to win.  I’ll pick a winner on Friday!

135125GAnd if you’d like to order any of the items I used to make the treat box above, you can click here to go to my store, or click on the picture below.

It’s all about the shoes!

Mojo Monday 369Today is Monday so it’s time for another Mojo Monday sketch challenge!  You know that moment when you see something and you instantly know what you want to do?  You can just ‘see’ the finished product.  That’s how it was when I opened my email and saw the little thumbnail sketch of today’s sketch.  Here it is:

What was the first thing I saw?  Shoes.  Yes, shoes.  Specifically witches shoes from the Tee-Hee-Hee stamp set.  And I knew my fav Halloween color combo:  Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry would make up the three panels.  I immediately envisioned those three pairs of shoes mounted on layers of the same colors and that panel on black.  Can you see it so far?   In my mind, I saw it immediately.  Here it is for you to see. Displaying photo.JPG


I played around with several colors of paper, solid color, patterned pattern until I came up with what I thought was just perfect.  Solid Old Olive cardstock embossed with the Decorative Dots TIEF.  That texture reminded me of ostrich skin leather; exactly what a witch would have her shoes made from, don’t you think?  Of course, the ‘ribbon’ had to be the extra thick chunky bakers’ twine in Old Olive.  I chose to put the sentiment on the insde;  I just love that saying!

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Can you read it?  “Whether you’re a good witch or a bad witch it’s all about the shoes”  Love it!

Please leave me a comment and tell me what you think of my interpretation of this sketch.  I love to hear from you and really do cherish each & every comment.  And to show you how much I love your comments, I will be giving away the Tee-Hee-Hee photopolymer stamp set that I used to make this card on Friday!  Yes, I’ll be sharing some tricks and a treat just for you; my blog readers!   But you have to leave me a comment.  And come back each day this week.  I’ll be sharing Halloween projects all week long.  Every comment will be numbered in the order they are received from now until Friday and then I will choose one comment to be the lucky winner.  So leave me a comment and win a free stamp set!  Cool!

Want to order any of the products I used here?  Click here to go to my online store, or click on the item below.

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space.  I hope you’ll be the winner of my blog Trick or Treat!


Don’t miss out on these promotions ending soon!

There are several promotions ending soon that I don’t want you to miss out on, so here’s a rundown of each of them:

Good Greetings Offer Ends Oct. 31st  Good Greetings is a fabulous stamp set that has 19 different sentiments for all the Fall & Winter holidays & beyond!  It is only available through October 31 as a host reward or as Stampin’ Rewards (when you place a $300 on-line order or combine orders with friends to reach $300).  It’s such a versatile set so don’t miss out. Come Saturday you’ll be crying that you didn’t get this set if you wait too long.   And here is a card I made with my favorite stamp in this set.  IMG_4059[1]Don’t you just love that?  So do I.  Now that you want this set for sure, please make sure you place a $300 order to get the stamp set.

FREE PAPER WHEN YOU JOIN   Promotions ends on October 31st also.  If you have EVER considered joining Stampin’ Up!, now’s the time to do it.  There’s no obligation, and you can drop without consequence.  But if you stay on, you’ll earn a free pack of Designer Series Paper each month for six months.  For just $99, you can select $125 of product (with free shipping) and earn a discount on future purchases.   There’s no obligation to sell anything; you can merely join for the discount to support your own hobby, or you can decide to make a few bucks on top of that each month; it’s totally up to you!   Either way, you’ll enjoy all the perks that come with the territory: product discount, early catalog releases and pre-order, access to our exclusive on-line community and more!  Click here to join or to learn more about the benefits, click here.

Weekly Deals.  Every Tuesday Stampin’ Up! offers up some great products at an amazing discount.  These are the items that are on sale today.  Check back tomorrow for more amazing deals! Weekly Deals Snapshot

Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Supplement.  Stampin’ Up!’s Holiday Supplement was just rolled out as a supplement to the Holiday Catalog.  It features some amazing holiday themed kits, stamp sets, Project Life by Stampin’ Up! kits and more.  But, all of these items are only available “while supplies last” so grab yours today so you won’t miss out.

Ok, I’m glad I got all those promotions listed to remind you of what you might miss out on if you don’t act quickly.

But one last thing!  I still have room for you in my Virtual Stamp Club.  If you want info on my Virtual Stamp Club, how it works, how to sign up, etc.  please click here to view the original blog post and video I made explaining everything.   You’ll need to be signed up before the end of the month to join the November stamp club.

Thanks for stopping by – hope to see you in My Stampin’ Space again soon!

Nancy Gleason


Don’t Fear the Pom-Poms!

When I saw the October Paper Pumpkin kit was called “Sweet as Pie”  I couldn’t wait to see it!  When I saw that you had to make your own pom-poms, and all the yarn necessary to do that, I have to admit I was kind of fearful!  But this video takes away all my fear of making Pom-Poms!  In fact, I’m really looking foward to it now!  Watch & see for yourself:

Each little piece of pie is actually a box that you can fill with candy or whatever.

piece of pieAs much I really love the pie, I’m thinking I can’t really ‘serve’ that on Thanksgiving Day;  I usually have about 15 for dinner.  So what’s a girl to do?  Well, I could get an extra refill kit and make 2 pies.   Or, I could use my kit and create something else.  Here are some alternative ideas all made with all the parts included in the Sweet As Pie kit:

A Banner:  Oooh, I could decorate!  Love it!


A Card:  I love the idea of sending Thanksgiving cards. How totally cool is this?


Or I could create a scrapbook to preserve my Thanksgiving 2014 memories:

Memory Keeping

So what will YOU do with your Paper Pumpkin?   Please tell me.  Leave me a comment at the end of this post and tell me how you will use yours.

What?  You’re not receiving a Paper Pumpkin kit in your mail box each month?  Why not?  It’s so easy to sign up,  AND it’s only $19.95!  The Sweet as Pie Paper Pumpkin Kit includes instructions, alternative use ideas and:

  • Sweet as Pie Photopolymer Stamp Set (exclusive to this Paper Pumpkin kit)
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Spot ink
  • 8 food-safe pie boxes
  • 16 pie box label stickers
  • 4 sheets of die-cut feathers
  • 8 pieces of yellow yarn (9 yards each)
  • 8 cardboard pom pom makers
  • 1 sheet of large adhesive circles (to adhere pom poms)
  • 1 sheet of small adhesive circles

The Paper Pumpkin kits are great for the busy crafter, the person who wants to craft but doesn’t have a lot of time, ideas or supplies.  Don’t miss out any longer; sign up today!  Know someone else who would love it?  Give a gift subscription:

A GREAT GIFT FOR YOU OR A FRIEND!  Subscribe to Stampin’ Up! Pre-Paid Paper Pumpkin kits or consider giving Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscription as gifts.  They are simple way to experience paper, stamps and ink without needing additional supplies.  You can add them to an on-line order with other Stampin’ Up! products, too!  

With a pre-paid subscription, you can choose the subscription length of your choice, and you’ll receive a redemption code where you can use it to redeem your subscription or gift it to someone else to redeem on

Item Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription Price (Shipping Included)
137858  1 month $19.95
137859  3 months $59.85
137860  6 months $113.70 — save $1 per month
137861  12 months $215.40 — save $2 per month

Here’s more information on Paper Pumpkin pre-paid subscriptions.

Another perk for subscribers is that they can order past refill kits!   See what’s available here.

Well, I’m off to got tackle my Pom-Poms!  What do you think I am going to make with my Sweet As Pie kit?  Leave me a comment and tell me your guess, then go sign up for Paper Pumpkin so you won’t miss out next month!  And consider giving a Gift Subscription to someone you’re thankful for!  They’ll get their subscription redemption code in time to get their November kit!   It’s also a great way to get your Christmas shopping done a little bit early this year, without any hassle!  Now that’s “Sweet”!




You’ll be seeing stars!

Stampin’ Up! has done it again!  They seemed to have hit it out of the ballpark with the new Holiday Supplement catalog.20141020TH_HolidaySupplement_en-US

My first thoughts, quite honestly, were “A holiday supplement catalog?”  Really, I haven’t even gotten everything from the main holiday catalog that I wanted yet.   What more could they come up with to produce a supplement to the holiday catalog?”

But the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit (#138104 $25.95) is a knock-out!  It is a kit that gives you ALL the material you need to create 26 3-D stars, plus all the embellishments you need to jazz them up!  There is one star that is 15″ diameter (that’s one big star!) and you’ll make 5 each of 5 sizes ranging from 2″-6″.   Look at all the possibilities:

Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit  Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit Many Merry Stars Simply Created KitMany Merry Stars Simply Created Kit

When I showed the ladies in my class last night and asked if anyone was interested in purchasing the kits and assembling them as a group, the screams of “YES!”, “YES!”, “YES!” was almost deafening!   If you’d like to join us, we will be meeting on Monday, Nov. 3rd at 6:00 PM at Walden Pond Therapy Center in Moosic, PA.  Just order a kit using this link  (and please use host code MY2GZETU) and bring your kit and come join us!   Can’t make it?  That’s ok, just order your kit and gather a friend, or find some alone time, and get creative.  Watch these videos to see how easy it is to assemble this kit.

That’s not the only thing in the 2014 Holiday Supplement Catalog.  Here’s a quick rundown:  Click on any item to see that item in full detail.

 Everything in the Holiday Supplement is only available on a ‘while supplies last’ basis.  I expect a sell out of the Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit, so order yours today before it’s too late!.
Don’t forget to check out our weekly deals while you’re at it:
CM1634BClick on the image above to go right to the Weekly Deals section of my website and see all of the items on sale this week.  Every Tuesday, Weekly Deals are updated so check back each week.
Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space.  I enjoyed having you here.  :)
Have a blessed day,

Stamp, Stock & Save!

Just announced:  In honor of World Card Making Day which is celebrated Oct. 4th, Stampin’ Up! has announced the Stamp, Stock & Save promotion.  Stamps, paper, envelopes, ink & adhesive on sale for 15% off now until Oct 6th!

Now is the time to stock up on basic cardstock, inks, & envies.  (Just think of all those cards you’ll be making & mailing in the next few months!)

Click Here for the downloadable flyer.

Click here to go to my online store and see what is on sale!

Want to take your paper crafting to a new level and learn new techniques?   Consider joining my Virtual Stamp Club.  Click here to watch the video I’ve made explaining what a VSC is, how it works, & why it’s right for you.  Then just fill out the sign up box below the video and you’re done; you’re in, you’re part of the club!  Easy peasy.

BTW:  I’ll be making cards on World Card Making Day at the Scranton Mini Maker Faire at Johnson College in Dickson City on Saturday, Oct. 4th from 10AM – 7PM.  Stop by & make a card or two with me :)

Happy Stampin’