Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Mermaid and Markers

Mermaids :) How fun!

The Stampin' Write Markers are another wonderful item that Stampin' Up! offers. One of the reasons that they are so wonderful is because they coordinate with all the papers and ink. 

It is a really beautiful thing to be able to write in the inside of one of your handmade cards with a matching color pen. It just ties everything together so nicely. 

Use hostess code GDUJSHYD October 1-15 when you click Shop over at
so that you can get my additional October freebies. 
What are the freebies????

Hoping you find some time to relax and craft :) 

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Stamping more than cards

It's so fun to stamp :) 

Even more fun to find new ways to use your stamps. Knowing that I can use my stamps for all sorts of things makes them worth the cost. 

The stamped candles are super fun to make and much easier than you would think. Then put into a clear bag and wrapped with ribbon. A quick and simple but thoughtfully done gift. :)  

Another fun thing to do with stamp sets and paper is to make some nice home decor. 
I used stamps, designer series paper and some ribbon to put this cute little wall hanging together. 

A simple frame from the local craft store, then I went to work on it :) A very personalized gift for my daughter's friend. 

Things like this would make great Christmas gifts. Again what makes it so wonderful is to be able to match the designer series background paper with other things like ribbon and ink colors. 

What other things have you made with your stamps? 

Between October 1-15 use Hostess Code GDUJSHYD at
to get my additional freebies. 

Also right now...Stampin' Up! has a sale for select designer series paper.
Buy 3 get 1 FREE

Happy Crafting

Monday, October 2, 2017

Scrapbook and Make a Calendar

Stampin' Up! is not just about making cards. 
Don't forget you can also scrapbook. 

Stampin' Up! has this amazing way of making scrapbooking easier because all the colors, embellishments, and designer series paper matches. 

I used to spend hours in the craft aisles trying to get things to match. Stampin' Up! has taken that guess work out and made life much easier. 

Take a look at these scrapbook like pages that I made last year for a 2017 Calendar for my mom. I will be doing the same thing again this year. 

Make sure you are using your stamps for as many things as possible :) It will make you feel better about purchasing them. 

Don't forget to use my Hostess code to get more deals :) 
Between October 1-15 use Hostess Code GDUJSHYD at

$50 and under you will get the Striped Treat Bags #144255 (reg catalog)
$51 - $100 the above item and the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder #144686 (holiday catalog)
$101-149 the above items and the Tree Rings background stamp #143964 (reg catalog)
$150 and above (no hostess code)....all the above items and you will earn your own Stampin' Rewards
**Please note you can qualify for each freebie only 1 time during the month. **

Happy Crafting

Sunday, October 1, 2017

October 2017 Newsletter, Freebies & Giveaway

Hi there! I wanted to share my October Newsletter with you all below. :) For those of you who get my newsletter you also received a Scavenger Hunt so that you could be entered to win the Starburst Punch.

Sign up for my newsletter and you too will be able to enter this giveaway!
Click HERE and put in your email address so that I can send you my newsletter and additional giveaway options each month. :) 
***Giveaways are for customers only, NOT for Stampin' Up! demonstrators***

October 2017 newsletter
It's that time of year where you want to start getting ready for all the holidays. They do come around so quickly.

For Halloween you could make
some candles or some holiday wrapped hershey nuggets as shown above.
For Thanksgiving you could make some cute name cards for your dining table and cards expressing why you are thankful for someone.
For Christmas...don't get me started...stocking stuffers, cards, gift card holders, treat bags, etc, etc, etc!
Start planning now so that you get all of your goodies done in time.

I know you love my personal freebies. These are things that I offer to my customers from me directly, they are not from Stampin' Up!, so they must be ordered from
Between October 1-15 use Hostess Code GDUJSHYD at
$50 and under you will get the Striped Treat Bags #144255 (reg catalog)
$51 - $100 the above item and the Winter Wonder Embossing Folder #144686 (holiday catalog)
$101-149 the above items and the Tree Rings background stamp #143964 (reg catalog)
$150 and above (no hostess code)....all the above items and you will earn your own Stampin' Rewards
**Please note you can qualify for each freebie only 1 time during the month. **

Have you been thinking about Hosting a Party in your home or a Virtual Party?
What is stopping you??? It's easy and everyone can do it in their own home.

Stampin' Up! Still has this awesome deal going on, so I will continue to as well.
For a limited time
September 1 – October 31 they are giving you the Merry Patterns Stamp Set with a qualifying party with $300 in purchases. (This can be just your own $300 in purchases also)

This set is only available by qualifying for it. It will not be available otherwise.
I am even going to sweeten the deal. If you qualify for the Merry Patterns Stamp set....
I will let you also pick...on me...any stamp set in the new Holiday Catalog for FREE!!!!

Do you know what that means???? With a $300 order or Party, you get Stampin' Rewards of at least $36 in any FREE product & The Merry Patterns Exclusive Stamp Set & from me Your choice of ANY stamp set in the Holiday Catalog for FREE! Now that is an amazing deal!!!!

Did you know that Saturday October 7th is National Card Making Day? Stampin' Up! Has some amazing deals from October 1-10

Select Designer Series Paper is buy 3 get 1 free (make sure you put the most expensive one as the freebie)
There are also select stamp sets 15% off and even better.....
The Fast Fuse is buy 1 regular and get 2 refills FREE!!

to put together your order. Don't forget the hostess code above for additional specials from me personally. :) 

New for 2017 --- Referral Bonus for October– If one of your friends or family orders from me at then you & your friend will get your choice of 2 Stampin' Pads. Make sure you message me and let me know who you are referring. :)

One more new thing----for each purchase during the month, your name will go into a drawing for a free stamp set $25 or less. I will be doing this for Oct, Nov & Dec. :)

Happy Crafting ~Nicole

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

2017 Holiday Paper Share

2017 Holiday Paper Share Available

 These are all 6"x 6" sheets. 

You get 128 - 6x6 sheets for $25 + shipping
Includes each pattern in the Designer Series Paper Set below
Be Merry - from the regular catalog
Merry Little Christmas, Quilted Christmas, Merry Music, Red Glimmer Paper, Silver Glimmer Paper, Christmas around the World, Year of Cheer, Champagne Foil, Painted Autumn, & Spooky Night from the holiday catalog.

I then stack them all and label each Designer Series Grouping so if you want to order the whole pack later on, you can do so easily.

I even pack it up for you all pretty. Like a little present for you. 

I originally posted this and forgot to add the price of 1 good get the Merry Little Christmas set for free :)

Head on over to my Facebook Page by clicking HERE and let me know you are wanting to take advantage of this awesome special. 

Happy Crafting

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The Good, The Bad, a Paper Pumpkin??? AND a GIVEAWAY!

The Good.....
We went to Cirque Du Soleil Kurios
I made a Blueberry Pie....and it was amazing!
I have just over 1,000 subscribers on YouTube

The Bad.....
The Columbia River Gorge is on fire :(

And a Paper Pumpkin!
Just 4 more days to get 50% off

It's been a backwards sort of let's work backward. 


and don't forget to use the promo code
This special 50% off deal is good just for 4 more days until September 10, 2017. 
Any new subscribers that sign up with me (make sure you choose Nicole Fenimore as your demonstrator) will receive 1 ribbon of their choice from the current or holiday catalog from ME!

Look at the fun things that I made with August's Paper Pumpkin Kit :) 
Also...if you are a PP subscriber of mine you also get to be on my VIP Facebook page with extra giveaways and fun as well as additional PP ideas each month.


I live in the Pacific Northwest and currently our beautiful Columbia Gorge is on fire. My husband does photography and the Gorge has been a favorite of his for years. This will be devastating for sure.

I'm not super close to this ~ about 40 miles, but look at the ash on  my car that has been blown over here. Just crazy....I've never experienced something quite like this. 

AND the GOOD!!!
We had a really great weekend!
We went to Cirque du Soleil Kurios.
My hubby, myself and my girls. 
As always it was so so fun and amazing!

I also tried my hand at a blueberry pie....that came out absolutely delicious if I may say so myself...and my husband told me too ;)
It was fun for sure. 

Last but not least by any means.....I tipped over 1,000 YouTube subscribers! Me....little old me.
That was quite exciting to me. 
In honor of that I think I should do a GIVEAWAY!
Head over to my Facebook Page 
Make sure you "Like" my Page for 1 entry
"Share" my Page for additional 3 entries,
Comment on my site and request my Newsletter for 5 entries (For NEW subscribers ONLY)
Join Paper Pumpkin with me as your demonstrator for additional 10 entries. (For NEW subscribers ONLY). 
The winner will be drawn on Sept 11 and will win a stamp set of their choice from the Holiday Catalog. 

I really appreciate all my subscribers and followers. You all make this so enjoyable!

Happy Crafting to you all!!!

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Spooky Cat Class

Spooky Cat Class

The first class that I will be doing out of the Holiday Catalog will be Spooky Cat. :) 

I am so excited for this fun class. 

This class will include
The Spooky Cat Bundle $31.50
Smoky Slate Stampin' Pad $6.50
Perfect Plum Stampin' Pad $6.50
Regal Enamel Shapes $9.00
Mini Glue Dots $5.25
Metal Rimmed Pearls 5.00 (FREE with this class)

This class you will get to make 2 each of 3 designs and this will include  envelopes as well. 

For this class you will need to have a Black Stamp Pad, Orange Stamp Pad, Acrylic Clear Blocks, dimensionals, adhesives, tape, scissors. 

Once ordered, the items will come to me. I will package them up with the freebie supplies and send them out to you. The class will also include an online link to watch a step by step video on how to make all these cards. You can watch the video whenever you like and as many times as you like at your pace. 

I hope you are excited about this class like I am :) 

Make sure you email me at and I will send you the link for purchase. 

Happy Crafting

Friday, August 11, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Special & Giveaway

This is an awesome deal for Paper Pumpkin!

If you love a good deal, now is the best time to join Paper Pumpkin—during the Fall into Savings promotion! Paper Pumpkin will deliver your first  kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make fun, shareable cards and projects—all for 50% off!

The monthly subscription is $19.95 and that includes the shipping. With this promotion NEW SUBSCRIBERS get the first month for $10 and again...that includes the shipping!!!

The part I love is that everything is a surprise every month. It's like unwrapping a gift for yourself. If there is a kit that you just love you can by additional replacement kits for just $8 since you already have the stamps and ink with your first kit. 

Also...lets say this isn't for you after you try for the 50% month. You log into paper pumpkin and cancel. You don't have to call and talk to anyone or anything so super easy. 

Even more awesome? When you sign up with Paper Pumpkin with me, you get to be a part of my VIP Stampin' RN Page and get additional Paper Pumpkin ideas every month for those of you who like to color outside of the lines. ;)

I've scattered some of the Paper Pumpkin Kits that have been available over the last few months so that you can see how amazing these all are. Each set comes with step by step instructions on how to make each item, the ink colors needed, the stamp sets and all supplies including the adhesive. Your first box even includes a clear acrylic block that you will use for all other kits. 

What are you waiting for????

Any new subscribers that sign up with me before Sept 10 will be entered to win a free stamp set from the new holiday catalog $25 value. 
(That's from me;)

Happy Crafting

Monday, August 7, 2017

This Little Piggy :) & 8 is Enough

This Little Piggy :) 

This was one of my very favorite and anticipated sets when the new catalog came out. :) 
Those little pigs are just so darn cute. 

I really found it handy to have the Stampin' Write Markers in the coordinating colors to color in these items. 

The marker set is the perfect thing to purchase with any 50% offer. 

This makes me think that it is time for an
"8 is Enough Party"

What is an 8 is Enough Party you ask???

If you already have participated and want to sign up....Email me HERE

If you don't know about this awesome deal....
Well let me tell you :) 

1. Sign up by August 11th, to do an order of at least $50 , ( I need 8 people to sign up) All 8 orders from the 8 participants will be put together to make up one order, so that all the benefits of the order can be dispersed between all 8 participants.

2. Turn in at least a $50 order by August 13th, If your order is $100, you get to take 2 spots and win 2 items - Email your order to me @ - I will enter it. ( you will not enter your order online, I must enter it in order to count for this special) This will all be payable via Paypal (all orders will be shipped directly to you with my name on it, with the exception of the hostess prizes which will come to me, and I will ship to you separately. 

3. Everyone that turns in at least a $50 order will get an extra PRIZE- All the Hostess benefits will be split between all of the Participants. 

1. (1) participant will get to choose $20 in FREE SU items of their choice 
2. (1) participant will get to choose $15 in FREE SU items of their choice
3. (1) participants will get to choose an item for 50% off the retail price. (This does mean you will have to make an additional payment via Paypal for this item)
4. (3) participant will get to choose $10 in FREE SU items of their choice 
5. (1) participant will get the Hostess Stamp Set Background Bits
6. (1) participant will get the Wrapped In Warmth Stamp Set or the August Paper Pumpkin Kit

Participants will be able to be part of a live Facebook event on Wednesday August 16th where I will do a live demo and do the drawing of the winners ** I will notify all participants via email of their prizes. If you win a dollar amount of free items, I will need your prize orders by Thursday August 17th. 
(This special cannot be combined with any other free offers that I have going. FREE SU items cannot include 12x12 paper as it will not fit in my mailers unless you want to pay the additional $6.95 shipping)

To participate, just email me that you want a spot. 
Email me HERE

I hope you take advantage of this awesome fun opportunity. It's not everyday you are guaranteed a minimum $10 prize up to $55 value with your original purchase.
Remember, for every $50 on your original order, you will get a prize. 

Enjoy your day! 
Sign up for 8 is Enough HERE

Happy Crafting

Monday, July 31, 2017

New, New, New & Christmas in July!

New glasses
New color
New way to use stamps
And time to preorder Carols of Christmas :) 

Today was a good day :) 
My sister is a wonderful hairdresser and did my hair today and I picked up my new glasses :) 

I also got some prescription sunglasses....SOOOO Wonderful!!

Yesterday I went to family Birthday on my Dad's side for 3 of us who have birthdays in July. 
I made these wonderful cookie dough truffles dipped in dark chocolate :) I decided to use the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set to stamp the popsicle sticks to make them more festive.

Stamping doesn't have to be just for cards and scrapbooks :) 

Christmas in July & August :) 

Carols of Christmas is officially available for you to order before the rest of the holiday catalog as of August 1st, 2017!

Take a look at what I designed with this new set :) 

It's just so much fun to use the Embossing Paste with any Holiday set, especially on Christmas trees :) 
Watch here how I did it :)

Make sure you order this set early and get started on your holiday cards :) Why wait until November when you should be able to fully enjoy the holidays with your family. Instead this year, work on things early :) 
Need some incentive???
Well you know that I love specials. So of course I have one for you :) 
Anyone who purchases the 
Carols of Christmas Bundle
will get the Holly Embossing Folder for FREE from me :) Wooohooo!!!
Make sure to watch for my other monthly specials. If you aren't already getting my newsletter make sure you sign up for that so that you know all my specials. :) 

Happy Crafting

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

3D Treat Box

Treat boxes are so much fun. This one actually doesn't take too long. I have included the measurements and the video below to help you put this together :) 

  • Cut a piece 9 1/2" x 4 3/4" out of the cardstock or DSP that you want to be the main box. (above this is the solid pool party cardstock) Score on the short side at 3/8", 2 5/8", 3 3/8". Score on the long side at 2 1/4", 4 1/2", 6 3/4", 9". Cut out the pieces as indicated above. Fold on all other score lines. Adhere together as shown in the video.
  • Cut a piece 6 3/4" x 2 1/4" out of the cardstock or DSP that will be what the box slides in to. (above this is the black floral DSP). Score on the long side at 3/4", 3 1/16", 3 7/8", 6 3/16". Fold on all score lines. Adhere together as shown in video. 

Another Antique store pick up :) 

My husband spied this in the corner window of a wonderful Antique store that we go to. It was just perfect for displaying cards :) 

Don't forget about Christmas in July! In's another special. 

Order the Christmas in July Carol's of Christmas bundle (stamp set and matching Framelits) and I will send you a coupon for 10% off your entire order for the Holiday catalog that will be available to you on Sept 1(I get my first sneak peek today as a demonstrator). Use hostess code 9AXHTU4D at

**This special is from me directly, not from Stampin' Up! In order to redeem the 10% in September, you will need to email me your order and I will make the order for you and invoice you on Paypal**

Also...Christmas in July for new demonstrator is only through the end of the month as well. 
Email me with questions at
or join my team
Remember for $99 you get to pick $125 worth of whatever products you want and also get this whole set that includes the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

Too many deals to keep If you have any questions at all about them please don't hesitate to email me. I'm happy to help. 

Well...I'm off to my day job :) 

Happy Crafting