Guest Stamper: Cheryl G -and- Weekly Deals …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

We all know that our new Weekly Deals are released on Tuesdays, and I have them here for you, but first I wanted to share another of our Star’s Team Meeting Swap Cards with you!

My guest stamper today is Cheryl G.  Cheryl is our newest Star’s by Design Team member and joined during a kit promotion and has stayed in for the fun.

I host monthly meetings for my team, share information through newsletters and e-mails, host demonstrator retreats plus we also gather for our annual Star’s Summer and Christmas parties. Plus there are Stampin’ Up! events that we attend together! It’s a lot of fun … trust me, I’ve just celebrated my 15th year on March 10th!

Cheryl’s card has some of the best of our Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs …


We all love our Circle Card Thinlets Die and that is what Cheryl has chosen for her base card. Hot, Hot, Hot in the Occasions catalog is the Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper it’s soooo pretty! And our Sale-a-bration item that is a huge hit this year is the Painted Blooms – the focal point on Cheryl’s card.

Cheryl’s card’s got me thinkin’ spring! How about you?

Weekly Deals Banner

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

130920L Artisan Label Punch Item # 130920
Regular Price: $15.95
Discounted Price: $11.96
Label Love Clear Stamp Set Item # 130622
Regular Price: $17.95
Discounted Price: $13.46
Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine Item # 134586
Regular Price: $2.95
Discounted Price: $2.21
Fringe Scissors Item # 133325
Regular Price: $9.95
Discounted Price: $7.46
Petite Petals Punch Item # 133322
Regular Price: $12.95
Discounted Price: $9.71
Epic Day Designer Washi Tape Item # 131269
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71
Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil Item # 133363
Regular Price: $10.95
Discounted Price: $8.21

Oh, Oh, Oh … can you guess which one is my favorite this week? Better yet, tell me which is “YOUR” favorite … I’d love to know! 🙂

To get full details on any of these items, just click on the items description and it will take you directly to the items page on my website.


Thank you for stopping by today, it’s much appreciated!

Have a wonderful day ~


Fun … New … Stampin’ Up! Videos

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share some great videos that Stampin’ Up! has just released on their YouTube Channel. Why am I sharing these? Well, the first one covers the “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer paper that I have posted for the past two days, along with the newest of our Sale-a-bration papers; the Sheer Perfection Vellum (I’m waiting for mine to come, should be here today!)

We all love learning new techniques, so grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax & enjoy the Coloring Techniques – Sale-a-Bration Papers …

The next video is a recently released Sale-a-bration item; For Being You Stamp set. I have showcased this in past posts. Enjoy the Watercolor Wash Technique ….


And last but not least is the “A Happy Thing” stamp set. I’m showing you this one because it is one that I do not have so I thought you might find the video … Watercoloring with Blender Pens

There are only 8 more days of our Sale-a-bration period, I don’t want you to miss out! Please let me know if you have any questions, or need my help in any way. You can contact me @

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the videos.

Have a wonderful Monday ~


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

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Simply Sunday … You’re the Best!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have a cute card for you, and as promised I have used the “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Paper and the “Simply Wonderful” stamp set.

Yesterday you saw Brenda’s swap that showcased sponging on the “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer Paper and I have shared in a previous post (Click here to view) how to create a watercolor background with your Aqua Painters. You can also brayer this fabulous paper but …

today I’m going to show you how simple it is to use your markers and just color!


Using my Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Island Indigo markers (the original Stampin’ Write markers) nothing fancy … I simply colored the first 3 spaces with Pool Party, the next 3 with Bermuda Bay, the next 3 with Island Indigo, then back to Bermuda Bay until all the lines were filled in.

Then I used a “baby wipe” to clean off my specialty paper …. I wiped off the excess in the direction of the lines. Quick & gentle … just enough to get the excess ink off, it also helps soften any lines from my coloring.


Using my 3 colors from light to dark also created the “Ombre” look… a very popular technique!

I did team up the Sale-a-bration items with the Bundle of the “Petal Potpourri” stamp set and coordinating “Flower Medallion” punch that is in the Occasions catalog – page 23. If Stampin’ Up! bundles it … I purchase it, I love the 15% savings!! Gives me more money to buy more goodies!

To finish off my flower, I added some of our Dazzling Details glitter adhesive (glitter glue) to the center. I think it adds just enough glitter without being over powering.


How simple was that!? Just image all the color combinations you can do with this simple technique. This paper is amazing … you don’t want to miss out! Our Sale-a-bration period ends March 31st and all you need to do is make a purchase of $50 before shipping & handling and pick the Irresistibly Yours paper for your Sale-a-bration freebie!

I have the list of ingredients for making this card below. just click on any one of them to see more details or go to my on-line store.


Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.

Have an awesome Sunday!


Today’s Supply List …

Guest Stamper: Brenda M

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share with you a card I received from one of my downline members, Brenda! We had a team meeting last night, and of coarse we stamp and swap … so there will be more beautiful samples I will be sharing with you.

Brenda’s card is a celebration of Sale-a-bration! Her card showcases some of the fabulous items you can get free with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration …. and we have less than 2 weeks : (   to get all the freebies we need!


Let’s begin with the stunning background piece Brenda created with the “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer series paper. These come white with a glossy white pattern so you can color using a variety of techniques! Brenda created her’s by simply sponging the colors onto the paper and then wiping off any excess…. it really is stunning!

The beautiful butterfly and the flower come from a Sale-a-bration stamp set that was added to the already hefty list of freebies! This is the “Nature’s Perfection” stamp set…


And last by definitely not least is the “Simply Wonderful” stamp set Brenda used for her greeting. I love this stamp set, it has wonderful “useful” greetings with nice fonts … aren’t we always looking for new and more greetings!



I hope you enjoyed Brenda’s card as much as everyone in our Star’s group did!  I will have more of our swaps to share in the upcoming week.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for my “Simply Sunday” … I will also be featuring the “Irresistibly Yours” paper and the “Simply Wonderful” stamp set!

Thanks so much for stopping by …

Have a wonderful Saturday!


S-A-B product of the Week: For Being You Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you one of the stamp sets released for Sale-a-bration.  You can share big thanks with the oversized sentiments in the For Being You Stamp Set. This stamp set is perfect for use with gift tags or packaging, as well as cards, scrapbook pages, and more! Layer the images, then color. This stamp set also coordinates with the Hearts Border Punch (Annual Catalog p. 222), making it simple to punch out rows of adorable little hearts.




for all you do1

for all you do3

for all you do2
We want to thank our talented artists, Winona Semler and Stampin’ Up! 

THANKS! Glad you stopped by ~

Have a great day!



Happy Birthday Pumpkin!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

As promised … today I will share with you an alternative project from the March Paper Pumpkin. The stamps in this months kit are just too cute …


I decided to turn the note card into a full card, so I used Basic Black for the base, cut the note card into 2 pieces and matted it onto Pool Party.

I wanted the “Birthday” to be my focal point so I trimmed my cardstock for the greeting down to 2-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ and stamped it in the Basic Black. I think the little stickers are so cute, so I added all 3 of the diamonds to the front. I added Stampin’ Dimensionals on the back to pop it up and give the card some extra dimension.


I couldn’t resist adding the cute little “You’re a Gem” stamp inside, topped off with the diamond stamped on top in Pool Party. I believe I’m going to have a lot of fun with this set.


If you like the Paper Pumpkin kits, you can purchase some of the past kits once you are a subscriber.

Order the 3 month pre-paid subscription to Paper Pumpkin kits and save $5.  PLUS you’ll qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!  Offer ends March 31.

Thanks for stopping by ~

Have a great day!


Revealing the March Paper Pumpkin & more announcements …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Oh my gosh, guess what was in my mailbox when I got home from work yesterday … the new Paper Pumpkin! I love, love, love, the stamps included in this months kit. The cards are too cute. Check out the video  …


Not a subscriber? Get your monthly creative fix!  Order a 3 month pre-paid subscription to Paper Pumpkin kits and save $5.  PLUS you’ll qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration gift!  Offer ends March 31.


More … More … More …. Since Blendabilities are no longer available as a Sale-A-Bration redemption item, Stampin’ Up! has made more items available to redeem for free during these last few weeks of Sale-A-Bration …


Be sure to use the item numbers listed on the sheet above to get it FREE with your qualifing Sale-a-bration item / Click here to view larger version or to print.

Sad to say Good-bye ….  Stampin’ Up will be retiring the My Digital Studio software and product line.  While you can continue to use the software and downloads as long as you like, the product line will be discontinued on May 31st, 2015. If you would like to purchase additional items, you must do it before then. The will be taken down… Please save and back up all your downloads as they will no longer be cached on the Stampin’ Up site after May 31st. 

Please let me know if you have any questions concerning these new announcements, or Paper Pumpkin. I am here to help you understand and transition these changes.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow, I will be sharing an alternative project from this months Paper Pumpkin kit!

Thanks for stopping by ~