Two for Tuesday: Something Old … Something New

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have two cards for you! One from the Holiday Catalog (something old …really?) and something new … a sneak peek into the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

Both cards feature the same layout and the same designer paper … Bundle of Love Specialty paper. I chose this paper because it was fun (shining polka dots) and a neutral base.

I had some holiday fun with my first card … I started with the Jar of Love stamp set (very familiar to some of you) and teamed it up with the Good Tidings stamp set from the Holiday Catalog.

I added the touch of holly to the jar and filled the jar with the same stamp the added the berries to my holly.  But my jar is filled with Sour Cherry Balls! lol  The greeting also comes from the Good Tiding stamp set.

My next card comes from the pages of the new 2018 Occasions Catalog! Your catalogs are on their way … and when you get it, turn to page 17 and you will see the “A Good Day” stamp set, the Mini Embroidery Hoops and the coordinating Scallop Circle punch!

These items are going to be a fun suite to play with. The two different size hoops coordinate with the two new Scallop punches … and the stamp set has many different greetings for you to use.

Take a look at the cute little Epoxy Shapes (some with glitter) These were colored with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends then the Old Olive to create the Lemon/Lime color. Oh yes … and that pretty little bow, well you can find that in the Annual Catalog!

Hope you enjoyed this delightful duo of cards and the sneak peek! I cannot wait until you get your Occasions catalog. It should be here before Christmas!

Have a wonderful day, and thank you for stopping by!




Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

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Thank You for stopping by today ~






A Christmas Bridge Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised … I’m back to share the “Bridge Card” that my Stamp Club members made this month!

I picked 2 of my favorite bundles to create this amazing card, the Brightly Lit Christmas, Carols of Christmas and added the Detailed Gate as my bridge!

My color pallet consists of Whisper White, Soft Sky, Basis Black, Garden Green and a pop of Real Red.

We used the little spots stamp from Brightly Lit Christmas to create snow on our Soft Sky background. The trees are from the Cardfront Builder Thinlets Dies from the Carols of Christmas Bundle (same with the deer).

Since the gate is not wide enough to reach the ends of the card … We used the lamp posts to anchor the card and hid the seam of the gate.

I’m pretty proud of this card … and I love the look of the gate as my bridge. Simple to create and it folds down to slide right into your envelope!

Thanks for stopping back today, enjoy your Friday …

Have a great weekend!

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Be Merry …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Could this be any cuter? The Be Merry Kit produces beautiful rosettes with all materials included in the kit to create 12 designs. You will adore this kit and the ease with which you can make ornaments, gift tags, décor, and more.

Make the season merry with festive rosette ornaments that you can hang on your tree or wreath or use as gift tags or on packages. This all inclusive kit makes 12 rosettes, 6 each of 2 designs. Rosettes are prescored and folded for quick assembly.

Gather the family and make the holidays easier and fancier with these cute rosettes. You can purchase several kits so they can cover all your holiday needs with these whimsical rosettes…

I’m using mine as tags on packages! Just write in their name instead of stamping the greeting! Then they will have a keepsake ornament for the tree next year!

Thank you for checking out my blog today! Stop back tomorrow and see the amazing “Gate Card” that my club members made this month!

Have a wonderful day ~




Season Like Christmas …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The Season Like Christmas Stamp Set is perfect for stampers who want the flexibility to create something simple and cute, while also having elements that lend well to a more intricate or advanced design when they are really in the elaborate crafting zone.

This is a layered set that can be used to create dimensions within your card. By stamping the trees in darker and lighter shades, you can create a forest wonderland, as in the sample above.


Whether you use all the items and make a detailed and extravagant card, or simply choose your favorite to make an understated gift tag, you are sure to end up with a beautiful and festive creation.

Thank you for allowing me to share a part of your day with you!

Two for Tuesday: Carols of Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Tuesday to you! Today I have double the “Carols of Christmas” from the Merry Little Christmas Product Suite, one of which is the winner from our 2017 Holiday Stampin’ Retreat.

Let’s start with the card that I cased from Dawn Olchefske (a fellow demonstrator who does beautiful cards). I was drawn to Dawn’s card right away by the beautiful simplicity of the card …

The “Merry Little Christmas” Designer Series paper is the backdrop to this card. The focal point is created by cutting the trees from the “Card Front Builder” Thinlits Dies out of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper … the deer in black to coordinate with the rest of the card.

Next, I’d like to share with you the Winner of our Attendee Swap at our Holiday Retreat this year … Guest Stamper: Cindy P.

Our retreat attendee’s vote for the swap cards they like best and the winner receives a Gift Certificate from me to do a little extra Christmas Shopping from the catalog.

Cindy used the “Carols of Christmas” bundle from our Holiday Catalog … stunning! I love the Night of Navy tree’s behind the Silver Glimmer trees, it appears as a shadow and really makes the silver pop!

If you can’t get enough of the Merry Little Christmas product suite which includes the Carols of Christmas bundle … head on over to my website to see more samples! CLICK HERE TO VIEW

Thank you for stopping by today, hope your day is double the fun!



Time to get Festive …

 Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend … the weather sure was nice!

Today I have a quick -n- easy card made with one of the cutest stamp sets in the Holiday Catalog!! It’s the Festive Phrases stamp set found on page 45.

*This is a last-chance item and is available while supplies last. After January 2, 2018, it will no longer be available.  The wood mount stamp set is On Sale right now!

Here is a cute Christmas card …

The “Oh My Star’s” embossing folder was used to created a textured background. The pop of color comes from the 6 x 6 Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper Stack.

*This is a last-chance item and is available while supplies last. After January 2, 2018, it will no longer be available.

Here is a Valentine project created using the Festive Phrases stamp set, and it can be found in the Holiday catalog along side of the stamp set!

So … you can see why I fell in love with this stamp set! The versatility is just one reason.  Here are all of the cards that I have shared on previous blog posts …

*This is a last-chance item and is available while supplies last. After January 2, 2018, it will no longer be available.

Thank you for hanging out with me today and checking back in on me. I took this weekend off from blogging to spend time with my family.

Have a wonderful week, and I’ll be back tomorrow with my Two for Tuesday blog post.