Saturday, December 28, 2013


Hi Everyone,

    One of the gifts I made this Christmas was ornaments using the Festive Flurry Stamp Set and Framelit Dies.  It's really hard to see the detail in the pictures, but I love how they turned out.  You need to use your Stamp-a-ma-jig for this project.  I first stamped in either Island Indigo or Pool Party then stamped directly over that with Versamark.   Then I applied Heat & Stick Powder on, melted it with the heating tool, sprinkled the Dazzling Diamond on and finally set the glitter with the heat tool again.  Hope you like them too!

Supplies Used
Stamp Set: Festive Flurry
Ink: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Versamark
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories: Festive Flurry Framelits, Dazzling Diamond Glitter, Heat & Stick Powder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Dimensionals

Sunday, December 22, 2013


Hi Everyone,

     Sorry I haven't been posting.  Like most of you I'm rushing around these last few days before Christmas trying to get everything done, wrapped and baked!  I love making and sending my Christmas cards out and I really love looking through the Christmas cards we receive back.  I wanted to share with you the cards some of my friends/customers sent to me.  How special it is to get a homemade card in the mail!

This one is from Elsie:
This one is from Judy:
And this one is from Nita:
Thank-you to everyone who has sent us a card, we really do treasure them.  Have a very Merry Christmas if I don't post again before its here!

Friday, December 13, 2013

Gift Card Holder

Hi Everyone,

    I just love the Envelope Liners from the Holiday Catalog.  They can dress up an envelope so quickly and just add a custom touch.  I got this idea to make gift card holders from them from another demonstrator's blog:  Patty's Stamping Spot.  I believe she used the middle sized liner for hers, but I decided to try it with the smallest one. 
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set:  Tags 4 You
Ink:  Old Olive
Card Stock: Season of Style DSP, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories:  Envelope Liners Framelits, Deco Labels Framelits, Label Bracket Punch, 1" Stitched Edge Grosgrain Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone,

   I'm sure you are all getting busier just like I am the closer it gets to Christmas.  I just wanted to start posting the projects we made last Friday night for those who couldn't make it.  I love the look of the white on white on this card and the silver just makes it more elegant.  I think this card was the favorite one of the evening.  For the snowflakes, we stamped in versamark, then sprinkled heat and stick powder on and heated with the embossing tool.  After you heat it, you sprinkle the silver glitter on and then heat set that as well.  I think the card would look just as nice with the gold glitter and foil paper as well.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: More Merry Messages, Festive Flurry
Ink: Versamark, Metallic Encore in Silver (let this dry a bit as is more prone to smudging)
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Silver Foil
Accessories: Heat and Stick Powder, Silver Stampin' Glitter, Festive Flurry Framelit, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Santa's List

Hi Everyone,

   I'm looking forward to Friday night's class - the last one of the year!  I've seen several different versions of the Santa from Santa's List on the cut out of the Festive Flurries Framelits and decided to give one a try for myself. 

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Santa's List, That's the Ticket
Ink:  Crumb Cake
Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Accessories: Festive Flurries Framelits, Ticket Duo Builder, Stampin' Write Markers, Bakers Twine in Cherry Cobbler

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December 1st

Well it's December 1st and Stampin' Up is busting with information and some new products!  First off they have announced 6 items that will be 30% off for just Monday December 2nd (cyber Monday).  The items are: 

      Envelope Liners Framelits Dies (item 132172) Reg $26.95/ Sale $18.87
     Expressions Thinlits Dies (item 132171) Reg $24.95/ Sale $17.47
        Holly Jolly Greetings Simply Sent (item 132159) Reg $14.95/ Sale $10.47

 Snowflake Season Simply Sent  (item 132176) Reg $14.95/ Sale $10.47

 Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 129324) Reg $4.95/Sale $3.47

Extra-Large Gift Box (item 132147) Reg $3.95/ Sale $2.77

Next up is the new Best of Set!  This time its Best of  Sale-A-Bration
Finally, they announced their new sets and products for Valentine's Day. These are only available while supplies last, so please don't wait if you are interested.

Well, I think I have you all up to date now!  Off to work on my Christmas cards!

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tags 4 You Thanksgiving Favors

Hi Everyone!

Just wanted to post these cute Thanksgiving favors I made for celebrating at my Mom's house tomorrow.  They each hold 2 Hershey Nuggets in them.  This is so versatile, you can just change the paper for any holiday or occasion.  I hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your families!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Tags 4 You
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Cardstock: Sweater Weather DSP
Accessories: Retired Ribbon

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Merry Christmas

Hi Everyone,

    As anyone that has come to any of my classes knows, I am really loving the Crumb Cake color lately.  It just seems to match almost any other color I want to work with.  I used the Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder for the first time with this card and absolutely love it!  Hope you enjoy this card too.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: More Merry Messages
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Deco Labels Framelits, 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler

Monday, November 25, 2013


Hi Everyone,

     To be perfectly honest I have a love/hate relationship with the Expressions Thinlets in the Holiday Catalog.  I really love the projects I've made and seen with them, but working with them can be tough.  My thankful thinlet gives me the most trouble, so I turned to the Merry for this card.  Using a layer of wax paper can help get the letters out easier, but I have found I have trouble getting the thinlets to cut all the way through.  Anyway when all is said and done, I am glad I bought them and intend on using them more.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: That's the Ticket
Ink: Crumb Cake
Card Stock:  Very Vanilla, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Expressions Thinlets Dies, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Designer Buttons, 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Very Vanilla, 5/8" Crochet Trim in Victoria, Ticket Duo Builder Punch

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Get Well Cards

Hi Everyone!
  I took a break from the Christmas themed cards yesterday to make some get well cards for some family members that have either been sick or have recently had surgery.  I thought that I would share 2 of them with you today.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Sassy Salutations
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Card Stock: Basic Grey, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana DSP Stack
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board (for the corner rounder), In Color Boutique Details

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: From My Heart
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Sweater Weather DSP
Accessories:  Labels Framelits

Saturday, November 23, 2013


Hi Everyone,
     As I've said before the Evergreen set is one of my favorites.  This is a picture of one of the cards we made at the last class.  I got the idea from here:  Stamping with Lynn and just changed it up a bit.  She has lots of great ideas on her blog if you want to look there a bit.  I love sharing ideas!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets:  Evergreen, More Merry Messages
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Card Stock:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso, Whisper White, Seasons of Style DSP, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Oval Framelits, Merry Minis Punch Pack

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Holiday Sale

It's Holiday Sale time at Stampin' Up:
     Holiday Sale
Be sure to check in today for the 24 hour only deals:
           *The Stampin' Trimmer item # 126889 on sale for $20.97 from $29.95
          *The Simply Scored Diagonal Plate on sale for $8.37 from $11.95
           *Many Marvelous Markers on sale for $76.97 from $109.95

Sunday, November 17, 2013


Hi Everyone,

     For those of you counting... This is my 100th post!  I know my posts aren't that wordy usually, but I do hope if you ever have questions on any of my projects, you know you can contact me by phone, email or by leaving a comment right on the post.
     Anyway, we had a great class on Friday night even if I forgot one of the stamp sets!  I'm glad everyone was able to improvise with me.  This sample is one that I passed around but thought you might like to see it posted since you didn't have it to take home with you.  I really like this Evergreen set and a lot of you did also after looking at the orders!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Evergreen
Ink:  Pool Party, Island Indigo
Card Stock: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White, Winter Frost DSP
Accessories:  Ovals Framelits, 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Pool Party, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ikat Photopolymer Stamp Set

Hi Everyone,

  I'm going to spend the day getting ready for our class tonight, but just wanted to quickly post the brand new photopolymer set Stampin' Up came out with today.  It's a really different set than what I'm used to, but I love the samples they have put up with it.  So many possibilities....

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Festive Flurry Kit

Hi Everyone,

Stampin' Up announced a new kit today:

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit

Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with our new Festive Flurry Ornament Kit! Top presents, embellish cards, create a wintery garland, or trim the tree. How you use them is up to you!
The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes, including
  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock - die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Cardstock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)

Product name:
Item #:
Festive Flurry Ornament Kit 135813 $14.95

 It's only available while supplies last, so don't delay in ordering if you are interested

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Truly Grateful

Hi Everyone,

After spending the last 2 days working on my Christmas cards, I decided to go back to the Truly Grateful set to make this card.  The ribbon is the 7/8" Cotton Ribbon that is stampable.  I've tried stamping on other ribbons only to have the ink bleed, but with this one I had no problems.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Truly Grateful
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather DSP
Accessories: 7/8" Cotton Ribbon, Envelope Punch Board (for the corner rounder)

Thursday, November 7, 2013


Hi Everyone,
     Taylor wanted to learn how to use the new Label Card Thinlets, so we decided to make another birthday card and actually ended up using the same color scheme as the card I posted yesterday.  She used the chevron embossing folder on hers, but I decided I liked the argyle one better for this card.

Also, just wanted to let everyone know that the photopolymer set Endless Wishes (item # 133455) is back in stock and you are able to order it again.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Create a Cupcake
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder
Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer
Accessories: Argyle Embossing Folder, Cupcake Builder Punch, Label Card Thinlets

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Create A Cupcake

Hi Everyone,
     Birthday cards are probably my least favorite to make.  I'm not sure why but maybe its because you need so many of them that its hard to come up with new ideas.  Having said that, I really did enjoy making this one.  Hope you like it too!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Create a Cupcake, Sassy Salutations, A Fitting Occasion
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Black Stazon
Card Stock: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Champagne Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Cupcake Builder Punch, Curly Label Punch

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Festive Flurry

Hi Everyone,
     Stampin' Up offers quite a few bundle packs in the Annual & Holiday Catalog.  The Festive Flurry Bundle is one of them.  When you buy both the stamp set and Framelits Die together, you can save 15%. We will be using the stamps and Framelits at our next class, but here is another sample for you.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Festive Flurry, Petite Pairs
Ink: Night of Navy
Card Stock: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Brushed Silver
Accessories: Festive Flurry Framelits Die

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Santa's List

Hi Everyone,

Just a quick post to show off my new favorite card.  I stamped in Black Stazon and colored in with our markers.  It really didn't take too long at all to color in and was really fun to do.  Have a great day with our extra hour today!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Santa's List, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Black Stazon, Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock:  Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: 3/4" Chevron Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler, Deco Labels Framelits, Stampin' Write Markers

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Endless Wishes

Hi Everyone,
     Stampin' Up's latest photopolyer set, Endless Wishes,  is so popular it is already sold out.  They are ordering  more however so if you want it, order it fast when it becomes available again because I don't know if they will reorder it again. If you would like a head's up when it is available, just shoot me an email and I will email you back when it is back in stock.  It's my favorite photopolymer set so far and I made a quick and easy 1 layer card with it.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set:  Endless Wishes
Ink: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Raspberry Ripple
Card Stock: Whisper White
Accessories:  Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Friday, November 1, 2013


Evergreen is one of the stamp sets that Stampin' Up carried over from last year but didn't put in any catalog this season.  It is still available for purchase and one I had wanted for a long time.  I finally caved in last month and bought it and I'm so glad I did.  It has become the set for my Christmas cards this year, but here is another sample I made with it.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Evergreen, More Merry Messages
Ink:  Pool Party, Island Indigo
Card Stock: Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Accessories: Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, 3/4" Chevron Ribbon in Island Indigo

Best of November

Happy November Everyone!
   It's November 1st so its time for another Stampin' Up Best of set.  This time the theme is snow, something I can't wait for since winter is my favorite season.  I know  most people don't really like it, but I love a good snowy day!  The new stamp in the set fits in the new fantastic Label Bracket Punch.  Anyway, here is the set, hope you all like it.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Tag it Bundles

Wow - What a great deal, just in time to get all of your Holiday Tags made:

Monday, October 28, 2013

O Holy Night

Hi Everyone,

    I'm starting to play with my Christmas stamps... I know its not even Halloween yet, but they are just calling out to be used!  This card came together very quickly and uses the silver ink in the Holiday catalog that I love.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Gorgeous Grunge, O Holy Night
Ink: Metallic Encore Pad in Silver
Card Stock: Night of Navy, Brushed Silver
Accessories: Silver 1/8" Ribbon

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Truly Grateful Tag

Hi Everyone,

This tag came together so quick and easily.  I really really love this Truly Grateful set, it's so fun to use.
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Truly Grateful
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, Early Espresso
Card Stock: Very Vanilla
Accessories:  1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Early Espresso

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Fall Hello Tag

Hi Everyone,
     I had a great time at our class last Friday night and thought I would share one of the projects we made.  I love working with the Sweater Weather DSP and used some of it on this project.  This project also uses my new favorite punch, the Label Bracket Punch.  It works as a great background as well as the outline for the Tags 4 You set.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set:  Friendship Preserves
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Early Espresso
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crushed Curry, Sweater Weather DSP
Accessories:  Label Bracket Punch, Window Framelits, Early Espresso Bakers Twine

Card Bases

Hi Everyone,

Did you promise yourself that you would work on Christmas cards all year only to find yourself at the end of October with no cards made at all???  Well, Stampin' Up has come up with a time saver to help you out. 

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Christmas Photopolymer

Hi Everyone,

Stampin' Up has come up with yet another fantastic photopolymer set!  This time its a Christmas set and its my favorite one they have.  I thought I was close to getting my Christmas card set, but I might have to change it up to incorporate a stamp from this set. Of course I love all snowflake stamps and this set has 3 of them!

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Truly Grateful

Hi Everyone!
   I finally got a chance to play with my new Thinlets Card Die.  I've been seeing so many samples around I was excited to give it a try.  They are really easy to use and are a nice change from the traditional cards I usually make.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: Truly Grateful
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze
Card Stock: Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Label Card Thinlet Die, Expressions Thinlit Die, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thoughts & Prayers

Hi Everyone,

I needed to make a sympathy card for a friend last week and decided to use some fall colors for it.  I used our fantastic markers for the stamp so I could get the 2 colors on it.  I really really love our markers and use them often, even when I'm not working on cards.  They flow so smoothly for writing.  As a reminder, Stampin' Up is offering the newer colors in single markers so you don't have to get a full set if you are just missing the new colors.  This will only last until October 31st.

Supplies Used:  Thoughts & Prayers
Ink: Cajun Craze
Card Stock: Crumb Cake, Cajun Craze, So Saffron
Accessories: Stampin' Write Markers

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Truly Grateful

Hi Everyone,
     Taylor and I have been making a lot of fall cards lately, so here is another sample for you.  I really like this Truly Grateful set, it will be versatile beyond fall and Thanksgiving.  The wood grain texture stamp is one of the things trending right now and some of the elements can be used for the camping my son loves to do! 

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set : Truly Grateful
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Woodgrain Embossing Folder,  Labels Framelits, Scallop Oval Punch

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Tags 4 You

Hi Everyone,
     While Stampin' Up is getting in the swing for Christmas, I am enjoying the fall colors and stamp sets.  Tags 4 You is quickly becoming one of my favorite stamp sets and I love the matching punch.  Stampin' Up is offering the stamp set and punch in a bundle to save 15%.  If you are looking for a quick and easy way to make gift tags, this may be the answer.  You can stamp the Holly Jolly stamp on one side and use the the to/from stamp on the other side. 
     The cards below are basically the same layout, I just changed the Designer Series Paper as the background.

Supplies Used:
Stamp Sets: Tags 4 You
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry
Card Stock:  Chocolate Chip, Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla, Sweater Weather DSP
Accessories:  1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon, Label Bracket Punch