Sunday, January 28, 2024

Bee My Valentine for PP674

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Jaydee is hosting my favorite challenge of every month, our Sketch Challenge.

As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew I wanted to make a slimline card. The card base is 11” x 7”, scored at 3-1/2”. I think I’ve only ever made one card in that style before and I really do enjoy them. I like that there is a lot more room to create within and this sketch certainly offers up a lot of “card real estate” if you will. Plus, the repeated elements in an odd number just make my heart happy. It’s those little things! This is a really fun sketch that I know I’ll be using again and again. I sure hope you will join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create!   

*I’ve shared a full supply list of products used to create this card at the end of this post.

Color Combo: 
As I looked through my supplies to decide what to create with, I almost immediately knew that the cutie-patootie bees from the Bee My Valentine Bundle was going to be the winner. There is something about these chunky little bees that just make me happy. I especially love that you can stamp their little expressions on their faces. You can’t have happy bees without little rosy cheeks, which was easy to add with a Sweet Sorbet Stampin’ Blends marker. 

I decided to ground these flying friends on the small rectangles from the Perennial Postage Dies. I think the detail around the edges really pops. My bees ended up being “antennae-less” and I think that’s ok. I just couldn’t make them fit on the second and forth bee, so to compensate every bee got a little heart instead. Haha! 

I added some Wink of Stella to the hearts and bee wings for some added detail that really stands out “in-person”. The heat embossed sentiment also adds a fun shiny accent. I opted to skip any ribbon or embellishments because I really didn’t  think the card needed them. These happy bees are all the buzz on this card, for sure! 

Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I fussy-cut two honey jars and a bitty bee from the Designer Series Paper and added a sentiment from the Perennial Postage stamp set. (I think I forgot to list it in the supply list below…oops!) I just think this is a fun card to send to a friend to brighten their day, don’t you? 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday February 2nd, 2024

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team:

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
Stampin’ Up!® online store. 

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Place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month's tutorial features 13 awesome project ideas to inspire your 

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You will still receive the PDF tutorial along with an additional free gift from me.

Registration is open through February 20, 2024 for my Cultivated Creativity DIY Paper
Crafting Kit club. This month features the new Hot Air Balloon Bundle (stamps & dies). Five adorable projects you won’t want to miss, including four fabulous cards and an adorable treat box! 

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

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Saturday, January 27, 2024

Maker’s Mojo Creative Escape - Winter 2024


Registration is Now Open For Our Winter Event!

The Maker’s Mojo Creative Team is pleased to present our latest event and collaboration! We’re so excited to help you find your creative mojo through multiple stamping presentations at our upcoming event! Whether you create on your own or teach others, you are sure to find inspiration.

I love that this event is available for anyone globally! Scroll down for more details.

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The Maker’s Mojo Team includes five successful Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators, Melissa Kerman, Wendy Lee, Audra Monk, Anne Marie Hile, and Jo Blackman. As a group, we have about 70 years of combined Stampin’ Up! experience! The team includes demonstrators with OnStage Event presentation experience and Incentive Trip Achievers!

We established the Maker’s Mojo Team in an effort to support and provide creative inspiration to our team members and customers. Join us for this exclusive creative escape event. We can’t wait to share our ideas with you, help inspire your creative mojo, and provide a bit of “paper magic” too!

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Testimonials from a few participants:

  • It was great! All presenters and projects were amazing! And I especially love that each of you showed alternative projects to broaden our creative inspiration. Jackie H.
  • I’ve participated in many events of this type and so far, this was the best. Lisa C.
  • Amazing! Love love love this event! Shelly N.
  • Very informative, great techniques, and some great laughs. Beth M.
  • I enjoyed all the projects, techniques, presentations, and alternate projects. Kayrn J.
  • Fun to get so many ideas to try. Jan M.
  • It ran smoothly. Everyone was very prepared and had quality projects. Great day. Pammie K.
  • Absolutely fabulous! Anonymous
  • Excellent. Picked up some lovely new techniques, loved the demonstrations. Rachel
  • Magnificent!! Awesome!! Absolutely loved it! Diane B.
  • Each of the events gets better than the last and this one did not disappoint! So many new tips and techniques all in one day!! LaQuita F.D.
  • I think the presenters were amazing. They were enthusiastic, welcoming, interesting, clear, and personable. They kept the focus on passing on their craft to us. Patricia A.
  • I honestly couldn’t figure out how this Maker’s Mojo could be better than the past ones but it definitely was. I loved each and every presentation. Pam A.
  • Even for the avid crafter there were new ideas and creativity in all the projects. Barbara M.
  • It encompassed a wide variety of topics and techniques. I learned so much! Jackie H.
  • Projects were outstanding. PDFs are great—the additional examples are really appreciated. Loved all the tips and hints. Wonderful personalities. But my favorite part is seeing that we all make mistakes and we should just go with them! Thank you all. Anonymous
  • The projects were all so different. I loved that they reached several skill profiles. Pammie K.
  • The projects were all excellent and engaging. I couldn’t get creating fast enough. Barbara M.
  • The whole event was my favorite! Each project was so well planned. I just loved everything. The breaks in between were just right. Loved ALL the presenters. Diane B.
  • You guys are so organized and everything runs right on time. The after-event resources are amazing. Shelly N.
  • I truly enjoyed witnessing the rapport between the presenters. Their sense of ease made me feel like we were together. Patricia A.
  • Love the new techniques, folds, and reminders of older folds that I have not used in a while. Jill G.

Event Details:

  • Date: Friday, February 16, 2024 and Saturday, February 17, 2024

  • Place: Private Facebook Group

  • Fee: $45.00

  • Fee for Qualifying* Team Members: FREE

  • Registration Deadline***: February 15, 2024

***Note: you must register by this deadline to be eligible for Door Prize Drawings


What is Included:

  • 10 Stamping presentations
  • Written tutorials for projects
  • Links to event videos with unlimited viewing
  • Private Facebook Group with unlimited access
  • Opportunities to share your own creativity
  • Multiple Prize Drawings!
  • Basic Project Details* will be provided in advance for those that would like to prepare materials in advance with the goal of stamping during the event!

What you need to know:

  • This is an online event that will take place in a private Facebook Group.
  • You’ll be provided with a link to join the event Facebook Group about two weeks before the live event. This link will be sent to the email address you provided when you registered.
  • A schedule for the live presentations will be provided in the Facebook group.
  • Project tutorials will include photos, dimensions (in inches), graphics as needed, and links to the corresponding video for easy access. A metric conversion chart will also be provided to support our global friends.
  • If you can’t participate live:
    • You will be able to view the content in the Facebook group.
    • You’ll also receive links to the complete tutorials and videos about a week after the event by email. If you do not use Facebook this is a great way to participate in this event.
Do you still have questions? See additional Q&A HERE

Registration details:

Register HERE by February 15th, 2024

Please Note: Each presenter has their own unique registration link and I’d appreciate it if you’d register with me. The Sunshine Squad team members must register with me.

Sign up soon for the Maker’s Mojo Creative Escape so you don’t miss out on all the fun!

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The Maker’s Mojo Team is SO excited to stamp and share with you at our "delivering paper magic" event! If you have any questions, please email me at: 

See you at the event!

Would you like to attend this event for FREE?

If you are a member of my awesome Demonstrator Team “The Sunshine Squad”, you have the opportunity to earn this event for FREE! See qualifying details HERE.

If your wish list is over $99, you may want to purchase the customizable starter kit and JOIN MY TEAM. Need more information? Click HERE for additional details on joining my team or email me at

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