How Sweet It Is …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have some really “sweet” projects to share with you.  I just started playing with the bundle over the weekend and let me tell you, it’s so cute, the colors are fun and the combination of it all is just “tasty”.  We are using the “How Sweet It Is” product suite found on pages 14 and 15 of the Occasions catalog.

Oh my gosh … a jar full of Jelly Beans … I feel like I’m at work!  I must admit, it’s not just because I work in a Candy Store that I was attracted to the Sweetest Thing Bundle, it’s just fun.  You can cut out the jars already filled on the designer paper or you can stamp your own jar and fill it with anything from Jelly Beans to Gummi Bears!

Treat your favorite people to sweet messages and when you Bundle, You save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%.

This product suite also comes with some delicious designer paper and coordinating reversible ribbon in Coastal Cabana and Granny Apple Green.  If that isn’t enough, we also have some coordinating Sweet Pins and Tags … oh so cute and you will see how they were used below.

From the pages of the Occasions catalog …

The cute little jar tags can easily be turned into cute cards!!  I am just beginning to explore all of the wonderful components of this product suite … so far, so fun!  I will be sharing my projects at a later date.

So may cute projects on this page … which is your favorite?

I’m so glad your stopped in today to join me, it was so “sweet” of you.

Have a sweet day ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List … 

Birthdays & Thank You’s …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so sorry I missed you yesterday, I got so involved in creating for my upcoming Stampin’ Retreat that I missed my blog post!! Sooooo … that means I have 2 cards for you today.  And what two better occasions for samples than Birthday’s and Thank You’s.

Our first card today comes from the Occasions catalog and the adorable stamp set; Amazing Life ….

We begin with the background and the Gingham Gala 6 x 6 Designer Series paper (Currently on Backorder) but more is coming in shortly.  The images are stamped and colored and then cut with the Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies. Oh my gosh … there are 13 dies and you can seat them into each other and create frames! It’s Amazing and the as I said, it coordinates with the stamp set so you can save 10% when you purchase them together.

Did you notice that they also stamped on the designer paper … too cute!

Our next card is from the Needlepoint Nook product suite on pages 38 and 39 of your Occasions Catalog … If you’ve been looking for that perfect needlepoint look, then look no further than the Needlpoint Nook Suite, sit back and join me for a quick video showcasing this product suite …

Here is a close up of one of these beautiful cards …

When you purchase this bundle and the designer paper you will qualify for a FREE Sale-a-Bration item.  If you have questions on how to place your order, or would prefer I do it for you, please contact me at or shoot me a message.  You can also find me on my Facebook page…

Thank you so much for joining me today, hope yours is a good one!

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST …. Click any image for more information of to begin shopping. Thank You.


Retiring In-Colors …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a quick post today with a couple of announcements.  I’m sure you all know that we are in the last few weeks of our Sale-a-bration and there are still plenty of items to earn for free, and I will have them listed below.

However, I also want to remind you that the “Discountinued List” is only about 6 weeks away and now is the perfect time to get your Retiring IN-COLORS before they are gone (because they usually sell out in the first couple of hours!!) PLUS you can benefit with Sale-a-bration freebies if you order your supplies in March.


Here are the original Sale-a-bration items and the status, plus they have added a 2nd release of goodies … and a third!!  All shown below.


Second Release Items …


And the third release of Sale-a-bration items that you can earn FREE with qualifying sales …. 

Scroll through some of my past posts and you will see what you can do with the Mini Pizza Boxes, the Petal Promenade Designer paper and the Delightfully Details Laser Cut Specialty paper and more

I thank you for stopping by today, and I hope your day is a good one!

I’ll be back tomorrow with some great ideas to use up your Designer Paper scraps!

Flashback Friday: Scrapbooking

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I am sharing some scrapbook pages that I did a “few” years back, however they are still relevant today.  Lately I have been talking about getting back to the basics; stamps, ink and paper … and that is exactly what I’m showcasing on our pages today!

I have always felt that the photos should be the focal point of your page, and then the journaling.  Embellishments are great and they are fun, but I have seen pages that are embellished to the point were I could not “see” the photo!! What?

Let’s begin with the simplest of pages … just stamping!

This was a 6 x 6 page in my “Brag Book” … I took two complimentary colors and put them together and then just stamped my images with VersaMark™.  This makes it easy to create a background with multiple colors without multiple inks!  Super Simple … a little gold cardstock to pop my photo and a little glitter to add some pizzazz.  There is plenty of room to add some journaling, I would probably print it on vellum and then add it to my page.

My next page is also creating a background but with multiple colors …

This is a FUN page to make … get yourself an “Uninked Spectrum Pad” on page 202 of our annual catalog and ink it up with your favorite colors.  Here I have Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Cajun Craze and have create multi-colored Oak leaves.  The other leaves solid but using the same colors that were “stamped off” first so they appear lighter.

A simple heading “FALL” made with scraps and you are now ready to add your pictures.  If you want to add embellishments to highlight the photo, may I suggest die cutting your leaves and placing them at the corner of your photo.  Although this stamp set is no longer available … we have many beautiful coordinating stamp sets and dies that you can use.

Next up is a cute page created with sponging ….

Remember, we’re back to basics here … Stamps, Ink and Paper.  Super simple page creating a beach and water.  The Crumb Cake paper was sponged with Crumb Cake ink to create the texture of sand.  We tore the edges of our paper and then sponged them with White Craft Ink to create the illusion of waves.  Don’t put that sponge away yet … We used the same sponge with the White Craft Ink to create soft wispy clouds in our sky.

My last page uses punches to create “color blocking”…

The color “blocks” actually create a frame around my photo showcasing the picture itself while giving us space to add some fun stamping elements and a header.  On this page, I actually stamped color on color … this creates a bolder image than if you would have done them all in Versamark.

The color blocking is a playful way to add dimension to your page and the colors just say “Spring” … gotta love that. Hope it’s coming to our town soon!!

I hope you enjoyed this little parade of pages and that it inspired you to pull out your pictures and do some scrapbooking.

Thanks so much, and have a great weekend.

Wonderful Floral …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a card that I created using the Floral Romance Product Suite. It’s a stunning product suite and not just for “romance” but for many occasions … In the next few days I will be sharing more samples from this suite.

Lets start out simple yet elegant, and it’s easy to accomplish when you are using the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series paper …  The top two pictured are “Vellum” paper and you get 3 sheets of each.

This is one pack of designer paper that will have no waste whats so ever … every one is prettier than the next.  The pretty floral pattern is the base of our card today.  I started with the Fresh Fig cardstock and added a piece of Whisper White to really make the floral pattern shine …

The pattern on this vellum is stunning … it was designed with amazing layers of color to create depth.  It looked nice on the Fresh Fig but the white behind it really made it stand out.

Then I added the Pink and White Variegated ribbon which has a light texture and is so soft and pretty.  Our greeting comes from the Wonderful Romance stamp set (and the dies were so “hot” they just sold out”… but you could use any of our dies to highlight the greetings in this set.

I could not resist using the cute Frosted Flower Embellishments (they are listed as Low Inventory) and even popped a few of our “old” pearls inside … I couldn’t resist.  Put a few pearls on the flowers on the vellum too, it added some fun texture to the card.

You could most definitely make a ton of these pretty cards … 18 to be exact as you get 3 sheets of this pretty vellum design. Simple and Elegant.

So happy that you joined me today, I hope you have a beautiful day!







Mini Pizza Boxes … All Decked Out!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are doing well.  It’s finally warming up here but it’s coming with rain … however, I’ll take the rain over the blizzard conditions to the west of us!! Stay warm my friends!

Today I’d like to share another Sale-a-bration item … The Mini Pizza Box and the many different ways it can be decked out (and stuffed) Did you know two good sized cookies fit in there!!

First lets team up the Pizza Box with another Sale-a-Bration item, the “Home to Roost” stamp set.  How cute are these two items together.

Next … I would like to share one of my mantle gifts from a past Stamping Retreat.  I turned the pizza box into a “gift box”… and I embossed the top flap!! Did you know that you can use your folders to emboss the cover of the pizza box.  I decked it out with a silver glitter bow on top and rhinestones on the front … they were so pretty!

A project that our attendees made were these festively decorated pizza boxes with three gift tags tucked inside.  These also made a cute little gift, whether they wanted to share them or keep the gift box with tags for themselves … we had a blast making them and they were pretty easy to make.

Let’s move away from Christmas and head over to a birthday celebration … this cute box is surely filled with lots of happy surprises and birthday wishes.  The pizza box is paired up with the “Postcard Pals” stamp set, and I know of few of my grandchildren who would love to get this for their birthday ….

If you don’t have little kids or grandchildren to deck out one of the pizza boxes … why not try the “One Wild Ride” stamp set with it.  What a fabulous way to deck out a gift card, certificate or hey … cash!!

I hope you enjoyed the five fun ways to decorate your pizza boxes … they’re so cute I wonder if they’ll even care what’s inside!  With just a $50 order, you can add these to your goodies for FREE.  Or … if you have more supplies you need to stock up on, you can add that handsome Rooster as well.

Thank you so much for spending part of your Wednesday with me …

Have yourself and awesome day.

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …








Painted Seasons Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With only a few weeks remaining in our Sale-a-bration celebration, I wanted to share a few images of the Painted Seasons Stamp Set, it’s our Sale-a-bration product of the week … 

The Painted Seasons Stamp Set is full of beautiful imagery perfect for every occasion throughout the year. And the textures add so much delicate charm to any project!

This handy stamp set comes with the designer series paper and was part of the 2nd Sale-a-bration release …

Natural images that you can stamp in different colors to recreate different seasons. Bundle includes Designer Series Paper for easy coordination.

This cute bundle also has a set of dies that was released with the Sale-a-bration Coordination products … If you like these, get them quick because the Frogs and Cupcake dies have SOLD OUT already!

The Four Seasons Framelit Dies are still available as is the Painted Seasons Stamp Set that is full of beautiful imagery perfect for every occasion throughout the year…  the textures add so much delicate charm to any project!

Here is even more information on this bundle and the dies … Sit back, relax and watch the video ~

Please let me know if you have any questions.  The item number for the The Four Seasons Framelit Dies is 150074 and can be ordered in combination with other items so you can earn this beautiful bundle for free.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today ~

Have a Happy Tuesday!