Wednesday, October 04, 2017

World Card Making Day

Hello Stampers!

Sorry I've been MIA.  I went to Las Vegas and returned a couple of days before the tragedy.  It breaks my heart to see what they've been through.  My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims.  I ended up getting sick from plane germs so I've been out of commission for a couple of days.

I wanted to let you know about some specials that Stampin' Up! has going on.  First, World Card Making Day is Saturday, October 7.  Are you going to be stamping?  I hope so!  I know that I will be babysitting my grandchildren, but maybe I can get my granddaughter to make a card or two with me.  She loves stamping!  Anyway, here are some amazing deals.  I know I'm stocking up on the Fast Fuse.  It comes with two refills!  There are several stamp sets for 15% off.  This runs from October 1-10.  Just click to shop!

Second, there is a sale on select designer series papers.  Buy three, get one free!  It's time to stock up.  There are some beautiful packages of paper here.  This runs through October 31.  Happy shopping!  I will try to post some cards using these pretty papers very soon.

Friday, September 22, 2017

Inky Fall Leaves

I love fall, don't you?! I saw this tutorial on Pinterest (Jackie Bolhuis has a video) so I decided to try it with the pretty leaves in Colorful Seasons.  It uses a baby wipe and reinkers for a stamp pad.

I started by folding two baby wipes into a rectangle and put them on a clear block F.  I then dropped reinker spots of Crushed Curry, Tangerine Tango, Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry in a random pattern.  I would use maybe three or four drops of each color within the rectangle.  Then I stamped into the ink with the solid leaf stamp. You can move around a bit to get the colors, but not too much as it will become brown.  My first card has some white on the leaf but I think it's a cool effect.  I stamped a bit more with the second card and it's deeper.  I wish I had more yellow here.  I added some leaves which I cut from the Seasonal Layers Framelits and adhered my piece to an Old Olive panel, stamped a sentiment, and backed it with a tiny strip of Rich Razzleberry.

You can shop for these products at my store 24/7.  Just click the highlighted products above or click on the flower to the right.  I am running a special throughout the month of September.  Purchase $75 in product, and I will send  you a set of the new Black Rhinestone Jewels.  I love them!!

Thanks for stopping by and let me know if I can answer any questions!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous!

Hello Stampers!  I had fun creating this card for my friend. I love Bermuda Bay, Real Red and Basic Black as a combination. I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Photopolymer Bundle.  Subscribe to my blog for a free tutorial on this card.  All of the supplies can be purchased through my online store. Click the flower on the right to shop 24/7.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Happy Fall

I am loving this new Painted Harvest stamp set!  The sunflowers look amazing and it's easy to do with the two-step stamping method!  It's a versatile set.  I have seen others use this as a Christmas wreath stamped in green.  Check out my Pinterest board to the right (Holiday 2017).  I have pinned several samples.   Also, below you will see one I made for a class card.  We all created our own dsp with the stamp set. It was fun!

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Friday, September 08, 2017

Merry Patterns

Stampin' Up! has an amazing promotion going on right now (September 1-October 31).  If you host a party and your sales are $300 or more in product, you will receive a FREE stamp set called Merry Patterns. You can host a party in person, online (Facebook), collect orders from your friends, or simply place an order of $300 yourself.  This stamp set is adorable!  It won't be available after the promotion.  Please contact me with any questions.  Here are the details!

I'm also running a special for the month of September.  Place an order of $75 or more in product and you will receive a free package of Black Rhinestone Jewels (shown in picture below) from me!   Have fun shopping.  Just click the photo.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Pumpkin Time!

The Paper Pumpkin Promotion is almost over!  Don't let this one go.  New subscribers can get half off your monthly subscription but you have to sign up by September 10, 11:50 PM MT.

Check it out further here and then click the graphic below to order!  Don't forget to use the promotion code of HALFOFF0917 .  

**UPDATED to add that I will send a card kit from a previous kit to everyone who signs up during this period (includes those who have already).

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Wednesday, September 06, 2017


Are you a quilter, or do you love quilts?  You will love this set by Stampin' Up! called Quilted Christmas.  It can be used for Christmas/Holiday and non-holiday cards.  It's so versatile!  Click here to shop:  Quilted Christmas

Monday, September 04, 2017


I am smitten with the new Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!  Check out this adorable mitten set called Smitten Mittens.  I am anxious to start my Christmas cards.  Aren't you?

Shop here:  HOLIDAY FUN

Friday, September 01, 2017

Holiday Catalog

The Holiday Catalog is live!  I can't wait to hear what you think of the beautiful products in this catalog!  This is one of my favorite bundles.  It is sitting in my craft room, just waiting to be used!

Click here to shop the new holiday catalog!  Holiday

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Thanks a Latte!

I wanted to make a coffee card for my last class.  I must have make about six cards and I still couldn't decide which one to make.  I cut some bases and some pieces and let everyone decide what they wanted to make! This Coffee Cafe bundle  is so much fun!  I even made a cupcake card with the cup wrapper and whipped cream!  Here are a few samples.  Please let me know which one you would pick!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017


Hello Stampers!  I wanted to remind you that your Bonus Days Coupons are expiring tomorrow, August 31st!  Do not forget to use them.  As another big box store says, "Would you throw away $10?"  or even $5?  I wouldn't.  Click on the graphic to shop.  After you enter your order, click on "manage coupon codes" just below the order. Copy and paste (or type in) your code(s).  Save $5 for each.  Yay!!  If you need help, just let me know.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Run! Clearance!!!

Stampin' Up! just added a bunch of things to the Clearance Section.  These will sell out fast!  Don't wait!  There are lots of items like pretty patterned papers, a gorgeous card kit (Watercolor Wishes), thinlits, punches, you name it!  Click here to shop clearance:

Fabulous Friend

I made this card for my fabulous friend.  I used You've Got Style.  I just love this lady and the sentiments!  I colored her in with blender pens and inks to match the Naturally Eclectic designer series paper (Emerald Envy, Soft Sky, Night of Navy and Lemon Lime Twist).  I added Glimmer Dots and then I used a silver gel pen on her purse and jewelry. Click the flower to the right to purchase any of these products. Thanks for stopping by and leaving me comments!  I do love reading them.

Monday, August 14, 2017

Using up the Pumpkins

I had so much fun making Paper Pumpkins last weekend with friends!  I got a little behind and spent the entire day trying to catch up.  I really love the Sara Paper Pumpkin from a few months ago.  I made most of these with that kit.  I also used the watermelon kit to make the last card.

If you'd like to try out Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time!  Click below to get one for half price through September 11.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Holiday goodies

Yes, I know you're thinking cookies, candies, etc. with the title, but I got this big box of Stampin' Up! goodies from my pre-order of the holiday catalog.  It begins on September 1.  WOW, is all I can say. There are some amazing papers, stamps, embellishments, punches, etc.

Check out the cat punch.  How adorable is this?  And they've coordinated it with the dsp so you don't even have to stamp it!  The Vintage Crochet trim and Black Rhinestone Jewels are to die for!  I will be posting some projects soon.

Holiday catalogs will be mailed very soon so keep your eyes peeled.  Let me know if you would like one if you aren't working with a demonstrator.  And if you want to shop before September 1, just click on the flower to the right.

Monday, August 07, 2017

Graveyard Gate Bundle

Wow, you should see the beautiful gate in this spooky bundle!  It's gorgeous!  The bundle is called the Graveyard Gate Bundle.  Love it!  You can begin ordering this on September 1 in my store.  Let me know if you'd like a catalog.


I made this for my niece who just passed her Level 2 CFA exam.  There aren't many who pass it on the first try!  I'm so proud of her!!

I used Beautiful You and the Marbled background stamp to make this card.  I started with one of my favorite colors, Bermuda Bay.  I stamped a panel of Whisper White with the Marbled background stamp. Then I stamped the girl with Memento twice.  I used a paper pumpkin stamp to put the dots on the skirt, cut it out and glued it on top of the other image.  I used a blender pen to color the image in and finished off with Metallic Enamel Shapes.

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Please let me know what you think!

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Snowflake Sentiments

This set is one of my favorites from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  Check it out and let me know if you need a catalog!   Ordering begins on September 1.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

Watercolor Christmas Project Kit

If you want to make a bunch of holiday cards quickly, you should check out this Watercolor Christmas Project Kit from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  New and seasoned stampers will appreciate the fast and pretty cards it makes!  You can order this starting September 1 from my store (click the flower on the right).

Friday, August 04, 2017


Check out this adorable suite from the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog which begins on September 1.  I can see lots of cute projects with this bundle!  Contact me if you'd like a catalog!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Year of Cheer

This is such an elegant suite of products from the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog which begins on September 1.  Please contact me for a catalog if do not have a demonstrator.  I can't wait to share the whole catalog with  you!  I will be sharing some projects just as soon as I receive my pre-order.

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Merry Little Christmas

Here is another video showing an adorable bundle which is in the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog. This kit makes it easy to put together a bunch of Christmas cards in a flash!  It can also be used for memory keeping.   Let me know if you have questions!

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Holiday Catalog

I'm so excited!  The Stampin' Up! Catalog is on its way to me!  As a demonstrator, I can pre-order, and I just finished mine.  I was a very bad girl!  LOL  I couldn't resist all of the beautiful new products! I also had some coupons to use from the July Bonus Days sale, so that helped a bit!

The catalogs will be mailed to customers in a couple of weeks and the catalog ordering begins on September 1.  If you are not working with another demonstrator, please contact me and I will send you a catalog as soon as I get them!

I can't wait to receive my goodies so that I can show you some projects.  In the meantime, check out the beautiful designer series papers in this video and stay tuned for project posts!

Carols of Christmas

Check out this beautiful bundle called Carols of Christmas!  It's available during the month of August.  You can even use your July Bonus coupons to purchase this.

Click here to order:  Carols of Christmas

Friday, July 28, 2017

Daisy is back!

I wanted to quickly let you know that the Daisy punch is back!!  It's been on back order and not orderable status for a while now.  I hope it stays for a while.  If you are interested in this punch or bundle, do not wait!  Just click to order.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Treat Yourself

Here is a quick watercolor card that I sent to a friend and team member.  I used Stampin' Up! watercolor paper and the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  I used the little pods and stacked them.  They're stamped in Versamark and embossed with White Stampin' Emboss Powder.  Then I used an Aqua Painter to wet my paper and then painted with my ink pads.  I used Watermelon Wonder (a retired color), Peekaboo Peach and Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment is from Falling For You which is retired.  I added some In Color Enamel Dots.

Stampin' Up! Bonus Days are almost over!  Don't miss out.  For any $50 order you place, you will receive a $5 coupon which can be used in August.  This is over July 31st though, so don't wait!  Click on the graphic to shop.  If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber or you want to become one, you can buy a 3, 6 or 12-month subscription and get some bonus coupons!!

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Celebrate Dots!

I recently received these cute embossing folders from my incredibly generous upline.  I sat down to try them out.  Four cards later, I finally decided to quit for the night.  I made masculine and feminine versions. I ended up loving the color combinations, especially on the masculine one.  I will use it in the future!  There are a ton of ideas I have for the folders and I will be playing with them again.

I have a couple of tips with the folders.  Keep your paper in the folder while stamping the dots (or whatever shapes you want to use).  It will give you a little stability with the debossed letters.  And press down lightly so that the colors don't get inside the letters.  Oh, and if you get a little bit of ink in the letters, just take a white gel pen and write over it!  It's that easy.

These two little folders can easily make a WOW card and there are so many options. They are only $9 US.  Stampin' Up! has a few card samples in the store.  Go and check them out here:  Celebrations Duo Textured Embossing Folders

Here are my samples.  Please let me know your favorite!  I used the Fiesta Textured Embossing folder in the first.  Colors are Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral and Crushed Curry.  I added Metallic Enamel Shapes as well. 

In the second one, I used Dapper Denim, Tranquil Tide and Lemon Lime Twist.  Again, I added some Enamel Shapes.

In the third, I used the Scallop Tag Topper Punch and some Fresh Florals dsp.  I used Flirty Flamingo as a base with a panel of Peekaboo Peach.  Then I tied on some Flirty Flamingo ribbon and Lemon Lime Twist Ombre ribbon.

Don't forget....for every $50 you spend in July, you will receive a $5 coupon to use in August.  That's a great deal!  There are no limits to how many you can receive.  Check it out here:

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Christmas in July

Ho, ho, ho!  Stampin' Up!'s Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to become a demonstrator! Did you know that you could join just for the discount?  There is no further obligation!  
When you sign up in July for $99, you will receive $125 in product (free shipping), a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for you and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52 US/$68 CAN! And Stampin' Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set* from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US/$26 CAN)!  That is a HUGE deal!!  

Give yourself a gift!  Click here to learn more or sign up:  I LOVE FREE STAMPS

*Carols of Christmas

Thursday, June 29, 2017


Hey Stampers!

I just had to share this flash sale on Paper Pumpkin!  Starting today, June 29, through June 30 at midnight, you can get a fun project kit for $5!!!  This is for new subscribers only.  This is an amazing deal!  You will get an acrylic block and a cute card kit or project.  The block and embellishments alone are worth more than $5.  Go ahead and treat yourself.  Don't you need a little creative outlet? Be sure to use the promotion code to get this deal!  Click on the graphic to sign up.

Check out my Pinterest board to the right.  There are tons of alternative ideas each month and I have them on a board so you can browse.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Past Due Eastern Palace

Hi Stampers!  I was thinking about the Stampin' Up! Eastern Palace Suite last night and I realized I never posted the cards I've made so far with it.  So here you go!  Sorry I'm late.  Life gets in the way sometimes!  If you'd like to purchase this set, click here.  The dies are... well.... to DIE for!

Here are my cards.  See how versatile this set is?  Let me know which is your favorite!  Thanks for stopping by.