Valentine Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed the Two for Tuesday post where I shared two “blank” layouts and the cards created using those layouts. Today I’m sharing a Valentine card the uses a similar layout to a card our clubs did in January.

Here is our January card …

You can see the entire post for this card by CLICKING HERE!  For today’s card I used the second folder from the Petal Pair Embossing Folder and changed from a vertical layout to a horizontal layout! I also decided to use the “Whole Lot of Lovely” Designer paper again!!

So you can see by just tipping the card sideways … you have another layout!

Both cards have a piece of Whisper White embossed with the Petal Pair Embossing Folders … floral on the first and the vines on the second.  The vines are what inspired me to use the beautiful floral vines in the designer paper.  The ribbon is the same on both cards!!

To create the “Valentine” I used one of the hearts from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits Dies cut in our 2017-2019 In-Color: Powder Pink! Then I added a little LOVE from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits! This is the same thinlits set that the heart on our first card comes from.

I wanted to highlight the heart just a little more so I added the cute little dots from the Glitter Enamel Dots found on page 196 in our Annual Catalog… and that completes my card.

I hope you have been inspired to try some of these layouts and designer papers when creating your cards.

Thank you for checking back in …

Have yourself a “Lovely” day!



Two for Tuesday: Layouts & Designer Papers!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have two different layouts for you that will showcase the designer paper! We’re going to start with the ever so popular “Banner” card layout …


I decided to use the “Whole Lot of Lovely” Designer Series paper … it is soooo pretty, and I can’t believe I have not used this one yet!! The patterns in this package work so nicely together for our banner layout.

I added the “Tranquil Tide” ribbon for my bow. I also used the Tranquil Tide cardstock to cut out my “amazing” from the exclusive 2018 Sale-A-Bration “Celebrate You Thinlits Dies” and “Amazing You” Stamp Set!

Our next template is fun and simple, and can be more fun or have a touch of elegance depending on the designer paper and accessories you choose…

For my second card, I’ve decided to have go with a more elegant card and use the same “Whole Lot of Lovely” Designer Series paper!

Simplicity at it’s finest … the core of your card is a 4″ x 5-1/4″ sheet of designer paper. My greeting comes for the beautiful “Charming Café” stamp set found in our Occasions catalog and punched out using the 2″ Circle Punch.

Again … our bow was created by using the Tranquil Tide Ribbon.  Your card making can be so easy if you use simple layouts and use our designer papers to create with.

Hope you enjoyed today’s “”Whole Lot of Lovely” Designer Series paper used on two simple layouts.


Thanks so much for joining me today. Enjoy!








Birthday Party: Cue the Confetti …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we are going to get another look at our beautiful designer series paper … or FUN designs!! We are kickin’ off this day with the Picture Perfect Party Designer Paper and coordinating products.

Take a good look because today’s layout is very similar to yesterdays layout!

I cut my Picture Perfect Party designer paper smaller (4-1/2 x 3-1/4) than I did yesterday so my base created a larger border … then I stamped to created a fun but subtle background.  Again … I’m using the banner to highlight my greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set.

I created my banner today (and yesterday) with the Triple Banner Punch… then cut up some of the Myths & Magic Washi Tape to create some confetti!!

To make sure this card really kicks off the party … I cut out the Noise Maker or what some call “BlowOuts” but it’s cute and fun, fun, fun at the party!

What a difference the designer paper makes even when using similar layouts! Tomorrow I’ll have two different layouts for you for our Two for Tuesday blog post.

Thanks for stopping by today …

Hope your Monday is full of fun!



Simply Sunday: Amazing You

 Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I quick post today for a Simple but elegant card! Today I’m using the Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper … If you’re like me, you buy it … use it for the projects you were shown and then you tuck it away and kind of forget about it!

Well this week I’m going to showcase all kinds of our beautiful designer series paper along with some great template to use! Let’s begin with today …

We’ve had some beautiful days here in Wisconsin – about 50 degrees  (amazing for January!) So I was really in the mood for spring flower …. Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper!

Banner are hot right now, and are great for making quick -n- easy cards. The “amazing you” die cuts come from the Celebrate You Thinlits dies in the Sale-A-Bration catalog … You can get this exclusive item FREE with a $100 purchase!! I used the Myths & Magic Glimmer paper for the “amazing”.

 I borrowed some items from my Myths & Magic product suite … the “amazing” was cut from the glimmer paper (comes in 3 colors) and if you look above the banner you will see the coordinating Washi Tape.  This is be BEST washi tape we’ve ever had … at least I think so 🙂

So head down to your stamp room and start creating with your designer paper … this simple layout is a great place to start, and depending on what paper you use – each card will have a different look.

Thanks for checking back with me today, and hang in there this week for a great line up of “Designer Series” Paper cards & layouts!

Have a great day!

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List ….


Lots of Happy Card Kit

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

There’s lots to love in this all-inclusive card kit. Create all-occasion cards, then add your own color using the included Watercolor Pencils. Makes 20 cards, 4 each of 5 designs, using the included Lots of Happy Stamp Set!

How cute -n- easy was that … and you have the pencils to keep!! What I love best is all the great tips Andrea shared with us.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.

I’ll see you tomorrow for my Simply Sunday post.

Have a good day ~

A Special Invitation ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

When was the last time you got to escape and do something for yourself?

We have exactly what you need … a Stamping Retreat designed from top to bottom so you have a relaxing yet fun weekend and recharge your creativity.

We would like to invite you to our annual Spring Stamping Retreat! We host our retreat in a stunning 1930’s English Tudor Home on beautiful Green Lake. The surroundings offer a carefree setting for nurturing you and your creativity, allow you time for relaxation, and building new friendships.

We also host a “Card Swap” so you’ll go home with even more cards! Details on the swap will be sent upon your registration.

Join us and let the stress of the work week drift away with the tide.

Our stamping sessions …
are fun and includes everything you need (cut and prepared for you) to create exceptional cards and projects in a relaxed, stress free environment.

All of your meals are included

so you can sit back and relax. Enjoy the wonderful home-cooked meals, desserts and snacks throughout your stay. Coffee, tea, and bottled water are also provided
throughout your stay.
christian writing center bedroom

Lodging is also included…

you will find your room inviting, clean & comfortable. We are NOT “dorm style” so you and your friends can enjoy some well deserved  “girl” time together.  You’ll also be treated to little pillow gifts each night.

You’ll find our All Inclusive Stamping Retreat affordable, fun, and enlightening …
plus you’ll enjoy this relaxing getaway
and come away with fabulous completed projects, new ideas, stamping tips, and new friendships.

DATES: April 27th – 29th, 2018

COST: $250 Early Bird

RSVP & Payment due by February 11th

 After Early Bird Special / Cost = $275 & Paid by March 21st.  


We would love to have you join us at our Annual Spring Stamping Retreat … Give me a shout out and I will be quick to respond to your questions or to sign you us!!

Thank you for joining me today and checking out this opportunity for stampin’ fun.

Have a great day~

















Sale-A-Bration Product of the Week: Mixed Medallions

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have for you our Sale-A-Bration Product of the Week: Mixed Medallions Card Kit …

Get the fantastic Mixed Medallions Card Kit by Stampin’ Up! for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Stampin’ Up!’s biggest and best yearly sales event, Sale-A-Bration! Quickly and easily create 8 “thank you” and “congratulations” trifold cards. Everything you need is included!

I’ll show you kit contents, cute projects and a short video that highlights the fun and ease of creating with this card kit.

The Mixed Medallions Card kit lets you create eight trifold medallion cards in no time!

Kit includes:
* 8 trifold card bases (4 each of 2 designs)
* 8 white envelopes
* 1 die-cut sheet with English, French and German pieces
* 75 adhesive dots

Coordinating colors: Berry Burst, Calypso Coral, Sahara Sand, white

Remember: This is a Sale-A-Bration exclusive item. With a qualifying order of $50 this item can be added to your order for FREE!

Here are samples of our Mixed Medallions Cards …


Cute … Right! And you can’t get easier than a card kit.  Please enjoy this short video that shares some great tips on our Mixed Medallions kit …

I hope you enjoyed my showcase on our Mixed Medallions … Sale-A-Bration Product of the Week! Please let me know if you have any questions or comments … you can do so by  replying below or e-mailing me at

Thank you for dropping in to visit my blog today …

I hope your day is a good one!