Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday…and a winner!

Stampin’ Up! Inspiration Saturday…and a winner!

"Hello friends!  I’m so happy to be joining SCT today for a little bit of holiday fun! 

It’s no secret that I’m a die-hard Project Life fan; it was a complete life-changer after my son was born and I had a million photos to scrapbook.  I went from completing a handful of layouts a year, to being fully caught up – from my high school years to present day – within three years.  Amazing, right?!  The system is so swift and efficient, but most of all, it’s still completely beautiful and allows full creative control. 

Whenever Stampin’ Up! comes out with a new catalog, their Project Life lineup is one of the first things I check out!  This year’s Holiday Catalog was no exception, and I was NOT disappointed by the Hello December 2016 card collection.


And if that’s not enough, each Project Life card collection comes with a coordinating accessory pack.  This is where the real swooning happens – embellishments and overlays and thread, oh my!  Even better, each accessory pack comes with a coordinating stamp set!  


The beauty of Project Life by Stampin’ Up! is that the kits are unbelievably versatile and truly perfect for every paper crafter.  As I mentioned, I love Project Life and memory keeping, so that’s an easy go-to for me.  Check it out.


Project Life is as simple as slotting cards into spaces and journalling.  I encourage my son to journal; I think preserving his handwriting and thoughts in his own words is an important part of our family story! 

If you like to fancy it up a little, you can embellish the cards using the items in the accessory pack; a little bit of bling adds some flair and gives you even more creative control. 


But what if (gasp!) you don’t do Project Life?  These kits are still perfect for you.  Are you a cardmaker?  With the pre-cut cards in beautiful designs, plus coordinating embellishments AND a stamp set, you’ll be all set to go with the Hello December 2016 kit – your cards will whip up in a flash! 


Nothing is easier than when everything goes together, straight out of the box.


Maybe you’re more of a DIY-er?  One of my favourite Pinterest projects that I see come up at this time of year is the memory jar.  The concept is simple; together as a family, fill a jar with handwritten slips of your favourite memories from the year.  It’s a wonderful way to spend time together and have a beautiful keepsake at the end. 


The cards make this project extra simple – they literally just drop right in!  Other cards can be cut to write your memories on, and a bit of embellishing makes your keepsake a decorative piece for the holidays.


As I’ve said, though, I’m a memory keeper through and through.  I love Project Life, but special photos will always need to be traditionally scrapbooked.  Isn’t it easy when everything is cut for you, though?  Traditional scrapbooking, meet Project Life.


The two of you make a beautiful pair! 


It’s so simple to create beautiful projects with these kits, no matter your papercrafting style! 

Thank you so much for stopping in today – I hope this has inspired you to use your Project Life kits in new ways, or if you’re a newbie, to bring Project Life into YOUR life!" ~ Cheers, Shannon

WOW, Shannon thank you for the beautiful projects and ideas to take through this holiday season. The Hello December 2016 collection is a wonderful collection to help do that and of course our friends at Stampin' Up! would love to offer this package to a lucky SCT reader! We feel very thankful that Stampin' Up! each month loves to join us here and inspire us with their latest and greatest. We're sure you feel the same. For an opportunity to win the Hello December 2016 package, be sure to leave a comment below by October 31st!  Good luck!

Last month Stampin' Up! Artisan Artist Kristin Frattin joined us to share the Petals and Paisleys bundle…


The winner of this fabulous bundle is…

Beautiful. Love the cards and those dies! Wow! Posted by: Christine Kiehl | September 06, 2016 at 02:20 PM

Congratulations Christine! Please send your address and telephone number to with "Stampin' Up! winner" in your reference line! We'll send that right off to our friends at Stampin' Up! and your prize will be on it's way.

Thank you for joining us today and to our Canadian friends, Happy Thanksgiving! See you Monday!




  1. Scrapper Myra October 8, 2016 at 11:39 am

    Nice post. Congrats to winner.

  2. barb macaskill October 8, 2016 at 12:03 pm

    Congratulations Christine! Enjoy your goodies!
    Would love to win this month’s Stampin’ Up! card kit!! It would help me finish up my cards for this year! Thanks for the chance to!!

  3. jennifer reynard October 8, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    Love how you have shown the versatility of the Stampin Up project life kits! The jar is adorable, and so is the photo of your handsome little man and his creation! Really well done!

  4. Nancy Wilcox October 8, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Love seeing all the different ways to use Project Life cards!

  5. Karen Carvell October 8, 2016 at 12:10 pm

    Such talent! Love the memory jar…what a great idea to engage the whole family. This is such a great kit….here’s hoping it’s under my tree Santa!

  6. Janice B October 8, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    wow, with 20 plus years of pictures to scrap, Project Life looks like a good way to get started.

  7. Mary Holshouser October 8, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    I’ve not tried any of the Project Life.
    Maybe winning this kit would get me
    in the groove. thanks for the

  8. Tona October 8, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Fabulous projects! This looks like a great kit.

  9. Cyndi October 8, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Hello December 2016 kit. Meet your next winner! I missed out on last years kit. This year I know which way to roll! Love Stampin’ Up!

  10. Colleen Flathers October 8, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Love the fun Christmassy layouts. Christmas is my favorite time of the year.

  11. Amber M. October 8, 2016 at 12:59 pm

    Love Shannon’s work and inspiration. I too absolutely love Project Life. I don’t do it 100% of the time because I like to mix things up, but I am a super happy crafter when I’ve got my pocket pages out! Stampin’ Up! is such a terrific company – I’m addicted to all of their beautiful products, which are also excellent quality. Thank you for the chance to win!

  12. Mary P October 8, 2016 at 1:17 pm

    Congratulations Christine! Enjoy the Stampin’ Up! prize.
    I’m an avid Project Life scrapper. Would love to have the Holiday products in my arsenal :).

  13. snazzy jj October 8, 2016 at 1:18 pm

    WOW!!! LOVE these ideas – the pages, cards and jar. This is a fabulous Stampin’ Up kit and Shannon is an amazing designer!

  14. Amy Cooley October 8, 2016 at 1:20 pm

    This looks like such a pretty kit for the holidays! I love everything from Stampin’ Up!

  15. MJ Dupuis October 8, 2016 at 1:39 pm

    Love the classic bright colors of this collection!

  16. Diane October 8, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE scrapping Christmas and Project Life. Would be so happy to scrap Christmas with the beautiful colours of this Stamping Up Kit. Thank you Shannon and Stamping Up for the chance to win.

  17. Gina October 8, 2016 at 1:46 pm

    I love the designs and colors of the Stampin Up Project Life collections. I would live to work with this kit!!

  18. Mary Smyth October 8, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Absolutely beautiful Shannon, you amaze me with your talents

  19. Margaret R October 8, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I don’t do a lot of pocket scrapbooking – still prefer traditional layouts – but I love to use Project Life kits because of their versatility and simplicity. When I’m looking for a journaling card or a fill-in piece, or for a piece for a card front, I often turn to my pocket cards and find just what I want – no fuss, no hassle! I’ve been working on my Christmas cards – this kit would make that project easy and beautiful!

  20. Natalie (QSOgirl) October 8, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    What a pretty Christmas collection! Thank you for all the inspiration!

  21. Carolynn October 8, 2016 at 2:40 pm

    Thanks for sharing these awesome projects and way to go Shannon! I always love your inspirational pieces of art!

  22. Cheryl Kendall October 8, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Gorgeous Christmas ideas. Thanks for showing us the versatility of the Project Life sets!

  23. Heather Parry October 8, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Great ideas and good to see how Project Life can be used for traditional layouts, cards and DIY projects, too!

  24. Amy B. October 8, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    What a beautiful set! I just love the colors and all the pieces! Would love to win this amazing prize!!

  25. Sharon P. October 8, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    The card collection would make wonderful Christmas cards!

  26. Arianna Barbara October 8, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    WOW!!! Beautiful projects and ideas!!! The Hello December 2016 collection is amazing!!!
    Congratulations Christine!

  27. Mandy R October 8, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    Oh, gosh! This would be a great addition to this year’s December album.

  28. jengd October 8, 2016 at 5:16 pm

    I’m thinking of trying another Dec. Daily this year and I think doing it PL style may be the way to actually get it done quicker than I did the last one- 4yrs.

  29. Jean R October 8, 2016 at 5:23 pm

    I love SU products of all kinds and they are so versatile. Love this set of cards, etc.

  30. Kelly Massman October 8, 2016 at 5:25 pm

    how lovely!

  31. Denise Bryant October 8, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    SU offers such a wonderful diversity of items! Love their quality! Thanks for a chance to win a fabulous prize!

  32. Debbie V October 8, 2016 at 5:43 pm

    I have never tried Project Life. After reading your testimonial, I will have to give it a go.
    Having a stage 4 cancer diagnosis and tons of photos in boxes, it is my desire to do what I can while I can.
    Thanks for a wonderful blog.

  33. Kimberli Bean October 8, 2016 at 6:14 pm

    What a beautiful collection!! Thanks for the chance to win!!

  34. MaryAnn N October 8, 2016 at 6:39 pm

    Love the December collection and accessories! Great job stamping up.

  35. Sue D October 8, 2016 at 6:54 pm

    Fabulous projects and congrats to the winner.

  36. Marcia scantlin October 8, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    I like those color shades. Nice combo with black.

  37. Nina Oelke October 8, 2016 at 7:37 pm

    I have never made project life pages, but have some of their cards and have used them in traditional scrapbooking. Thinking of trying my hand at project life. Love the ideas above. 🙂

  38. C. D. October 8, 2016 at 8:11 pm

    I would love to win this to try Project Life!

  39. Angela A October 8, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    Oh how I would to win this for card making! So cute!

  40. Sandy Ross October 8, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    WOW….fabulous PL collection. Love all the wonderful creations….so much wonderful inspiration.

  41. HeatherH October 8, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Great project life kit! I really like the pl kits from Stampin Up with the square corners.

  42. Marjorie Pinne October 8, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Love the Hello December 2016 collection! The projects Shannon made with it are so cute! Great inspiration.

  43. Janet Sisk October 8, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    I would love to win this to use in making my Christmas cards this year. Thanks for the chance! 😀

  44. Heather Arsenault October 9, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Wow! Such fun and varied ideas for the PL Hello December collection! Love them!

  45. DinT October 9, 2016 at 1:27 am

    Love the use of this collection for the Memory Jar!

  46. Manda October 9, 2016 at 1:56 am

    What a beautiful collection for Christmas! Shannon has shown it off perfectly!

  47. Kerrie October 9, 2016 at 2:35 am

    Thanks for the chance to win a great prize.

  48. bette October 9, 2016 at 5:22 am

    Great kit from Stampin’ Up…. Congrats Christine!

  49. Tara W October 9, 2016 at 6:09 am

    I love Project Life for the simplicity for my daughter sometimes. Thank you for a chance to win this new collection!!

  50. Michele Washburn October 9, 2016 at 7:04 am

    Another great Project Life collection with Stampin’ Up! Thanks for the chance to win!

  51. Virginia Schleich October 9, 2016 at 9:50 am

    I LOVE Project Life, but need to get busy and do more of it. Love the samples shown. So beautiful The Stampin’ Up! collection looks awesome! Would love to add it to my PL collection.

  52. Jeanie L October 9, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Happy Thanksgiving! This set looks so pretty and flexible for Project Life, card-making and DIY-ing! I love it when Christmas cards can be put together easily 🙂 Thanks for the chance!

  53. Michelle October 9, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Love Stampin up,great ideas and new cards,thanks for the chance to win!.

  54. Tagyn October 9, 2016 at 11:47 am

    I love Project Life and this kit is awesome!

  55. Jean Marmo October 9, 2016 at 3:40 pm

    Such a fun set!

  56. Carly October 9, 2016 at 4:10 pm

    Shannon!! YOU are so talented!!! Project Life is amazing and you’ve done an amazing job showing how easy and creative you can be with it! Keep up the great work!!

  57. Mel October 9, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    wow…what a great set to capture memories of Christmas 2016! I also love the idea of a memory jar! Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  58. Charlene October 9, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    I’m also a fan of Project Life and these are gorgeous! Love your designs!

  59. JoAnn H October 9, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Such a pretty kit for holiday cards and pocket pages

  60. Cary Ann Lombardo October 9, 2016 at 9:22 pm

    Really pretty set that would be perfect for my December daily album. Thanks for the idea to have the kids do their own journaling. One less thing for Mom to do!

  61. Mandi Holmes October 9, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    What beautiful projects. Congrats to the winner

  62. Nita K. October 9, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    What a beautiful kit! I love the accessory pack also.

  63. Gabriella October 10, 2016 at 7:11 am

    The Christmas collection looks beautiful. I enjoy seeing SU inspiration every Saturday and it is also so kind of them to include a giveaway every time.

  64. Shannon October 10, 2016 at 8:39 am

    Love the December kit this year — those overlays are so pretty. Thanks Shannon for showing us the myriad ways we can use the PL kit!! and for the opportunity to win it!! Happy Thanksgiving to all!!

  65. Tammy Schifer October 10, 2016 at 8:49 am

    I have a HUGE buffet drawer full of Stampin” Up stamps! Love this company! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  66. Carolyn Wright October 10, 2016 at 12:26 pm

    Wow what a gorgeous kit Hello December is! Happy thanksgiving to my Canadian friends & family! And today I am so thankful for this crafty creative community I’ve come to know better as a result of The SCT magazine family!

  67. Cindy P. October 11, 2016 at 4:50 pm

    Fabulous Christmas ideas. Thanks for showing us the Hello December 2016 kit. I love Project Life sets! Hope I win! 🙂

  68. Sherrie Johnson October 12, 2016 at 11:50 am

    I’ve not done a Project Life anything! However, I am a scrapbooker and a card maker. I’m still trying to decide if I want to do a Project Life thingy. I’d love to win this kit, though. Thanks for using the Project Life in various ways.

  69. Pam S. October 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    Beautiful work, Shannon! This kit is gorgeous–the colors, cards and all the wonderful tidbits–love it. Thank you so much for a chance to win one.

  70. helen October 12, 2016 at 3:05 pm

    I have wanted to try Project Life but life has been so busy with 2 weddings in the last year. Maybe a new year with a new mission?? I’d like to give it a try.

  71. Chellgirl October 13, 2016 at 1:14 am

    That is super duper cool and so easy to do! I can see that project life is the way to go for me to get caught up. Thanks for shareing. 🙂

  72. Linda Roy October 13, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    What great ideas! Christmas is my favorite time of the year to scrapbook, create cards and prepare general craft ideas (love the jar idea).

  73. Chantal Berry October 13, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    I love stampin up, they have quality products. The skies the limit, with Project life! Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. Michelle t October 14, 2016 at 5:30 am

    Great kit, and I love this Project Life spread. Thanks for a chance to win. Michelle t

  75. ava gavloski October 14, 2016 at 5:22 pm

    Nice festive project life product. Thanks for sharing…

  76. DeniseP October 14, 2016 at 8:47 pm

    Oh wow! I love this! It’s so different than their holiday releases in year’s past. I LOVE it…it will go so well with some of my favorite company’s products thanks to the intense and vibrant colors. Beautiful!! Thanks for the chance!!

  77. Marianne C October 15, 2016 at 10:34 am

    Thanks for the great inspiration Shannon. I do enjoy using Project Life and I think it’s fantastic that Stampin Up makes it available!

  78. Debbie L. October 17, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Love Stampin Up products. They are such reat quality. Would love to win this project life prize!

  79. Christine Kiehl October 19, 2016 at 7:01 pm

    Thank you for the inspiration and the prize. So loving it ALL!

  80. Lori Bourne November 9, 2016 at 3:57 pm

    beautiful Christmas ideas

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