New Stamp Set Parade … Day 6

Hello Stampers …

 and a Happy Sunday to you.  Looks like we are in for a beautiful day today (and tomorrow too) before it gets hot and sticky again.

Today our card will be the 6th out of our 7 day new stamp set parade.  Or … should I say cards!  I am showing you two versions of the wedding card I created.  Each will highlight one new In-Color; Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana!

Today’s featured stamp set is: LABEL LOVE

I have posted a couple samples using Label Love before, because it is very versatile.  That makes card making a whole lot easier and cost effective… one set, many different cards!  130622L

Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: LABEL LOVE (W-130619 / C-130622)

Artisan Label Punch (130920) Coordinates with stamp set

SAVE 15% WHEN YOU BUNDLE… the stamp set & punch (W-132723 / C-132722)

BigShot (113439) / Beautifully Baroque Folder (130917)

Punches: Elegant Butterfly (127526) and Bitty Butterfly (129406)

Glue Dots (103683) to adhere the “butterflies”

Basic Pearls (119247) to embellish the “butterflies and ribbon on Cabana Card”

101_1350The pearls were used on the Coastal Cabana card to accent the ribbon and draw your attention to the greeting.

Cardstocks: Coastal Cabana (131297) and Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Coastal Cabana (131175)

Ribbon:  3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim – Coastal Cabana (130024)


The pearls used on the Crisp Cantaloupe are delicately placed to highlight the embossing and then onto the greeting as a focal point.

Cardstocks: Crisp Cantaloupe (131298) and Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe (131176)

Ribbon:  3/8″ Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070)

You can shop 24-7 from my on-line store by clicking the link below… or feel free to contact me.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by …

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New Stamp Set Parade … Day 5

Hello Stampers ~

The weekend is upon us and I have a cute card to share with you today.  I fell in love with this set the minute I opened up the new 2013-14 Catalog … not sure if it was the little coffee cup, the heart or the gingham, but I love it!

I cased (Copy And Share Everything) this card from a fellow demonstrator: Michele Reynolds, and then added my own twist to it.  It was cute and quick and easy to make … just what my stampers want!  Thanks Michele for the inspiration.

Today’s featured stamp set is: KIND & COZY


How cute and simple!  This is a great card to send to a friend and say… “let’s get together”!

So I challenge you to go to page 82 in your catalog and not fall in love with this set! ♥  If you are looking for more ideas / samples for this stamp set … Don’t forget to RSVP to my Hostess / Customer Appreciation Party.  I’d love to have you join us, and will send you full details.

Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: KIND & COZY (W-129123 / C-129126)

PUNCHES: Small Heart (117193)

Cardstocks: Basic Black (121045) / Whisper White (120953) / Melon Mambo (115320)

“GINGHAM GARDEN” Designer Series Paper (129310) Coordinates with Kind & Cozy Stamp Set

Ink Pads: Melon Mambo (126948) / Black StazOn (101406)

Ribbon:  1/8″ Black Taffeta (119261)

Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Rhinestones (119246)

STAMPIN’ TIP:  Use a “Sharpie” to color you Rhinestones and create a multitude of gems!

If you need any of the supplies listed, you may shop 24-7 by clicking the link below.

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Thank you for stopping by…

and I would love to hear what you think about our card today.

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New Stamp Set Parade … Day 4

Hello Stampers ~

It’s finally Friday … and my last day at Frabill.  For those of you who have not heard yet, the company was sold and moved to Illinois.  I chose to build my Stampin’ Up! business.

Today is our fourth installment of our new card parade, and it has a bit of a twist!  A fun and easy technique for you too … White Washing!

Begin with the “Natural Composition Specialty” paper and the Craft White Ink Pad … and a sponge or sponge dauber.  Ink up the sponge with the white craft ink and rub it all over the “Naturals Composition” paper.  Let set for a bit, then with a paper towel, whip the excess ink off the pre-embossed paper… it really makes the pattern on the paper “pop”.

On that note … our card today has a “masculine” look!

Today’s featured stamp set is: CHALK TALK


It’s this technique cool?!  It’s quick and easy, and a bit “manly”.  I saw them doing this technique to antiqued furniture on all those home design shows.  I also saw them do this to update the look of a fireplace!

I thought the “White Wash” technique would go good with a stamp set called “Chalk Talk!”  I also wanted to give it a different flare by using a softer color .  I “aged” the tag a bit by sponging the edges and crumpling (is that a word?) up the cardstock.

I finished the card off by adding the additional hearts … because when your thanking your man, you want to add a little heart

Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: CHALK TALK (W-130631 / C-130634)

Chalk Talk Frame Lits (129983) Coordinates with 3 stamp sets!

SAVE 15% WHEN YOU BUNDLE… the stamp set & punch (W-132731 / C-132730)

PUNCHES: Full Heart (119883) and Small Heart (117193)

Cardstocks: Basic Black (121045) Crumb Cake (120953) / Real Red (102482)

“Natural Composition” Specialty Paper (126917)

Ink Pads: Real Read (126949)

BigShot (113439) / NEW … Magnetic Platform (130658) and Framelits listed above

Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

If you need any of the supplies listed, you may shop 24-7 by clicking the link below.

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Enjoy your weekend!

Thanks for stopping by.

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New Stamp Set Parade … Day 3

Hello Stampers!

It’s back to the New Stamp set parade!

You have already seen cards made with the “Flower Shop and Six Sided Sampler stamp sets…  Today, I will introduce the third in my series of seven that I am showcasing!

If you are one of my club members or have hosted a stampin’ party with me… you have seen this stamp set!  You got it … It was your Hostess Appreciation Invitation!

Today’s featured stamp set is: MOSAIC MADNESS


I created this card with the specialty “Quarterfancy” Designer Series Paper.  The “paper”  I used is actually a “printed window sheet” … how cool is that!  It is the white pattern over the Island Indigo cardstock!  So you could have this print in any color you want, just change the cardstock behind it.

I ran the center flag through the Bigshot using the  Mosaic folder to add some texture, then each of the stamped images were punched out.

I have seen so many beautiful samples made with this stamp set, it truly is a “must have”  When you purchase it … don’t forget to bundle so you can save 15% off the set and punch.

Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: MOSAIC MADNESS (W-130246 / C-130249)

Mosaic Punch (131267) Coordinates with stamp set

SAVE 15% WHEN YOU BUNDLE… the stamp set & punch (W-132734 / C-132733)

Stamp Set: Express Yourself (HOSTESS EXCLUSIVE) Host a stampin’ party and get it FREE!

Cardstocks: Island Indigo (122923) / Whisper White (100730)

“Quarterfancy” Specialty Designer Series Paper (130141)

Ink Pads: Island Indigo (126986)/ NEW… Coastal Cabana (131175)

BigShot (113439) / Mosaic Folder (129984)

3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Ribbon – Coastal Cabana (130024)

Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) to adhere and lift the “punched designs”

Basic Rhinestones (119246)

If you need any of the supplies listed, you may shop 24-7 by clicking the link below.

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Thanks for joining me for day 3 of my new stamp set parade.

Stop back tomorrow to see what new stamp set (and more) will be featured!

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The “FUN” in on sale!

Hello Stampers ~

I’m excited to share with you some of the new items added to our clearance rack!  Stampin’ Up! has added more great items that you can get at a discount… and who doesn’t like a good sale!

Here are 3 of my favorites  …

1. Round Designer Ribbon Slides (127834)  Only $1.99 / 16 slides


These ribbon slides accent any of our 3/8″ ribbon, or create a gathered look when using a wider ribbon.  They have a high-quality antiqued silver finish… I just love them!

 2. Square Fire Rhinestone Brads (109112)  Only $4.39


Brads are a fun addition to any project, and these Rhinestone brads add extra fun and sparkle. Rhinestone brads coordinate with Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors, so there’s no need to guess about what colors to use your brads with.

■ Square brads: Approximately 80 per package (4 colors in 2 sizes)
■ Fire assortment (Pink, Red, Pumpkin, and Yellow) coordinates with Stampin’ Up!’s exclusive colors

3. Ice Cream Parlor Paper & Accents Pack (122242)  Only $4.39


The designer series paper in this pack are just delici0us and great for birthday or kids cards!  The fun “self-adhesive” accents make card making or scrapbooking a breeze … and it’s only $4.39 (won’t find that price anywhere else)

You may purchase these items and more of the clearance items by clicking the “shop now” link below (then go to clearance rack) or by clicking on the “clearance” block on my side bar (on the lower right side of this page).

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I will return to the “New Stamp Set Parade” tomorrow … I can’t wait to show you the next “featured” stamp set. New colors … New stamps… New accessories… Oh my!

Are you having as much fun as I am?  Let me know 🙂

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New Stamp Set Parade … Day 2

Hello Stampers!

Welcome to Day 2 of my new stamp set parade, where I showcase the new stamps sets that will be featured at my Hostess / Customer Appreciation Event.

The more I play with these sets … the more I fall in love with them.  Each of the seven sets featured will also have a coordinating “display” board showing how versatile these sets really are.

Not to worry … I will be posting many of them, because only one lucky winner will be walking away with those samples (per board).

Today’s featured stamp set is: SIX-SIDES SAMPLER


It’s been a while since I have stamped in black and pink, but it sure suits this card!  I just love the delicate flowers on the hexagon shape … there are 8 different patterns and 3 verses in this stamp set!


Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: Six Sided Sampler (W-130953 / C-130956)

Hexagon Punch (130919) Coordinates with stamp set

SAVE 15% WHEN YOU BUNDLE… the stamp set & punch (W-132725 / C-132724)

Cardstocks: Pink Pirouette (111351) / Whisper White (100730) / Basic Black (121045)

StazOn Ink Pad (101406) Works best when coloring … does not smear!

BigShot (113439) / Stripes Folder (123128)

Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (119261)

“Flower” from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)

Glue Dots (103683) to adhere the “flowers”

Basic Rhinestones (119246) to embellish the “flowers”

If you need any of the supplies listed, you may shop 24-7 by clicking the link below.

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Thanks for stopping by …

I hope my card brightened your day!

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Polka Dot -n- Flower Shop Parade …

Hello Stampers!

Welcome to a brand new week.

We have officially entered the summer season so what better to celebrate than a parade!  This week I will be posting a “parade” of new stamp sets that I will be featuring at my upcoming Hostess / Customer Appreciation Party!

Each day will feature a new stamp set … keep a list as I will be hosting a “Guess my favorite new stamp set” challenge at the party.  If you are interested in attending … leave a comment or message me!

Today’s featured stamp set is … FLOWER SHOP


Along with the Flower Shop stamp set, I used the new “Million & One” stamp set – stamped in Old Olive.  I love the font on this set, it is so beautiful.

The flower was stamped using VersaMark and heat embossed with the Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder.  It is slightly darker than the Pumpkin Pie Polka Dot Parade Designer Series paper I used, but still looks good.

And if you’re going to give someone a card that says “A Million & One Thanks” … don’t you agree, it needs some bling!  I not only used the Rhinestones, but added a little more sparkle to the flower by using Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter!

Here is a list of the items used today:


Flower Shop (W- 130939 / C-130942)

Million & One (W-126375 / C-126377)


Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (126902)

Very Vanilla Carstock (101650) 8-1/2″ x 11 Neutrals Collection

Old Olive Cardstock (100702) 8-1/2″ x 11 Brights Collection


Pansy Punch (130698) Coordinates with the Flower Shop stamp set

Rhinestone Basic Jewels ( 119246)

Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023)

Crystal Effects (101055)

Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder (123106)

Heat Tool (129053)

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Click on the link above to shop for any of these items.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead…

and don’t forget to stop back each day to see the new “featured” stamp sets.

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