The Best Deal in the Catalog! One month only Oct. 1 -31!

The Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is for someone who loves purchasing Stampin’ Up! product and also loves getting a 20%+ discount! But, it’s also for the person who would like to start their own business and share their love of paper crafting. You never have to sell or have a party (unless you want to). During the month of October, Stampin’ Up! is having an awesome joining special with two options! 

Happy 35th Anniversary to Stampin’ Up! 

Option 1: Get 35% OFF the normal cost of a Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit. If you select this option, you’ll receive $165 worth of product for only $87.75!

Option 2: Get 35% MORE product with the Starter Kit. If you select this option, you’ll receive $222.75  worth of product by spending $135 plus GST.

No matter which option you choose you’ll receive free business supplies, a Paper Pumpkin kit and free shipping on the Starter Kit—not to mention all the fun that comes with being part of Stampin’ Up!

Anyone who signs up for this offer will also be registered for FREE to our virtual OnStage event on November 11th —a $102 value! OnStage is a demonstrator-only virtual gathering!

If you’d like to purchase the risk free Starter Kit, click here! If you have more questions, continue reading and/or please feel free to contact me.  

12 Weeks of Christmas

I have teamed up with the 3 fabulous ladies to bring you 12 weeks of Christmas tutorials! Christmas is coming soon, it’s only three months away Have you started your shopping spree, or are you waiting till it is a little closer to the date? I’m busy making cards for Christmas, with stamps and ink and paper. I love to receive handmade gifts and cards and I know many others do as well. I keep all the cards that I receive, they are precious to me and I know how much effort they take, and how they are made with love and art.

I hope you enjoy the first of the tutorials I am sending out! I also invite you to join my facebook group, Create With Maxine, where I share my passion for all kinds of crafts. Every month, I will do a random draw for cards or projects that you post on my page. It doesn’t matter if they are not made with Stampin Up products or if they are not paper crafts. I welcome any kind of creative expression that you are working on right now. I would love to see your amazing creations and celebrate your crafty skills. 😊


  1. Score Pretty Peacock c/s and burnish all folds accordian style
  2. Adhere DSP to the front panel, miss one and then adhere to the next one.
  3. Adhere DSP to the side of the Basic White panel and adhere to inside of card.
  4. Adhere DSP to both sides of the 3” x 6” piece of Pretty Peacock
  5. Adhere the 3” x 6” piece to the first and fourth panel. (see photo)
  6. Run the vellum piece through the Snowflake Sky embossing folder and adhere to front
    3” panel.
  7. Punch a bear out of the DSP and die-cut a tree out of the DSP and adhere both to the
    front panel.
  8. Stamp greeting in pretty peacock and die cut with nested essentials dies. Add to the front.

Team Meeting/Year End Celebration

The Stampin Up’ year runs from Oct 1 – Sept. 30 so some of my team and I got together and celebrated our year end with a team meeting, make n takes and recognition. It was so much fun getting together and sharing lots of laughter and fun. I loved being able to recognize ones on my WhimsINKgals stamp team but not all of my team is local so I was able to mail out recognition gifts and make n takes to the ones that live farther away.

Margit was number 1 in yearly sales and received the new Stampin Up trash bag as her gift!

I think we all enjoyed ourselves! Oh, I did I forget to mention there was cake too, Tiramisu and a vegan chocolate cake!

“Being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator is like having a bunch of permanent stamping buddies.”

If you would like to join my WhimsINKgals stamp team just click on the link below. Until the end of October 2022 you will receive $206 worth of products of your choice for only $135 plus GST and Stampin Up also throws in a Paper Pumpkin. You have no obligation after that to purchase anything but if you decide you would like to then you get your products at a 20% discount and in November you will get to see the new catalog that comes out in January and in December you can place an order in it. It is a win/win situation!


24 Hour Stamp Sale

WOO HOO – I just got word that Stampin’ Up! is having a 15% off, 24 Hour Sale on all STAMP SETS in the Annual Catalog. 

That’s all your favorites….. everyone of them in the Annual Catalog 15% off!!!  

(excludes hostess sets)

Sale begins at 12:00am (mountain time), Thursday, September 15 and goes until 11:59pm. Get your list ready to take advantage of this ONCE A YEAR STAMP SET SALE

If you spend over $50 and use my Host Code: NXB7SU6 I will send you a tutorial bundle for FREE!

Storybook Gnomes

Who loves gnomes? I know I do and Stampin Up has created a fabulous suite of products for designing cards and projects. I have been having a lot of fun playing with this suite of products. You can make multiple cards with just the paper! The paper features larger images of the gnomes, houses and various animals that you can cut out yourself. If you don’t like cutting then you can order the dies to cut out the images with. Save 10% when you bundle the dies and the stamp set together.

I had lots of fun creating this tag for a water bottle using the DSP and the dies. This would make a fun treat to give at an event you are having.

Want to learn how to make these projects? I have a tutorial just for you featuring 4 fun fold cards and this water bottle tag that I will send to you as a download when you purchase $60 or more in my on-line shop with the Host Code: 9Q24MHQW. Also, until the end of August you will receive one Free Sale-a-Bration item of your choice.

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