Celebrate World Cardmaking Day

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you have been enjoying your weekend, and our week isn’t the only thing coming to an end … we’re at the end of the month already! Is it just me or is this year just flying by?!

We just got an exciting announcement from Stampin’ Up!  To honor world cardmaking day, they have put out some great specials!! What I love and think you will to, are some fun new items and those staples that we use every time we create!!

One of the great items on this list is the “Notes of Kindness” card kit.  This kit makes it easy to create and send your heartfelt greetings.

* Makes 20 cards: 5 each of 4 designs
* Folded card size: 3.5″ x 5″ (8.9 x 12.7 cm)

To view the entire list of goodies, just click on this link … 10.01.18_FLYER_WCMD_US

This will allow you to download the list so you can have it at your fingertips.  The sale begins October 1st and runs through the 7th.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for stopping by,

Have a beautiful day ~


Throwback Thursday: Autumn Colors

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share two cards that I created in 2005 – 13 years ago… Wow!

My first card is a whoot because even thought it’s been 13 years – Lovely as a Tree … Is still in the catalog, so other than the greeting, this one does not need much updating!! lol

I actually believe that this was done with a brayer and a multi-colored ink pad.  This is a great technique that is simple to make but gives you a “wow” factor!

My second card highlights the “Resist” technique, simple to do and looks cool.  It’s nice to come back to some of the techniques that we used to do before the BigShot came out!! lol

I’m not even sure what stamp set this was but if I remember correctly … it was a triple stamp! Which stamp set do you think I will use to update this card?

Let’s have some fun and recreate these cards with our current supplies. I will share these with you tomorrow!!

So … stop back tomorrow and I will go through each of these cards, but updated. It’s going to be like “flipping” my cards! Make sure you’re here for the reveal.

Thank you for checking out my blog today …

Hope your day is a good one! See you tomorrow ~

Coming Attractions … Stamparatus Accessories

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am thrill to share that Stampin’ Up! has announced the release of Stamparatus accessories! You will be able to order beginning October 1st, 2018.

We know that owning a Stamparatus means it was love at first sight and we wanted to give you even more to love about this versatile tool by introducing Stamparatus accessories! The new accessories are: Small Grid Paper, Stamparatus Plates, and Stamparatus Foam Mats.  They will continue to offer Stamparatus magnets.

  • The small grid paper fits perfectly in the Stamparatus.
  • It will be nice to have a replacement mat, when yours starts to wear (everything does).
  • The extra plates can be used for quicker stamping of multiple set ups without having to switch stamps out often.

A little birdie told us that there will also be a “carrying case” for our Stamparatus coming in the near future … I will keep you posted!

Today is the last day to register (and PAY) for my Stamperatus Class … 

Payment is required for this class as I will be ordering your Stamparatus and supplies.  ONLY Payment confirms your registration for this class.

Let me know if you have any questions ~

Have a great day, and thank you for checking in!



Technique Tuesday: Brusho Crystal Colour

 Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a technique that I had posted earlier this year and I card that I did with my Stamp Clubs. They were the first to use the Brusho Crystal Colour technique … an awesome product that was introduced in the Occasions catalog and can now be found in the Annual Catalog on page 202.

On this card we used the Shimmery White Cardstock and the “Beautiful Day” stamp set.  We will be embossing the flower with the black embossing powder.

Next thing you want to do is to poke a hole or two in the top of the plastic bottle the Brusho is in. I used my Paper Piercer to poke the hole and then use a push pin to keep it sealed ….

I like to use a little washi tape to hold my sides down … it keep the colors from running together if the paper “rolls up” from the water.  Then you will gently tap the Brusho bottom to dispense the powder … Less is More!  You can always add more but it’s best to start light, especially if you are new to this technique. It looks a little like peppering your food! lol

I started with “Yellow” in the center, “Gamboge” around the center, and then the “Brilliant Red” around the outer petals.

Now with your Stampin’ Spritzer … spritz some water onto the image. I stand during this process and I’m at least 8 – 12″ above my cardstock – You don’t have to measure, but if you are too close it might splatter your color.

Notice I kept the Brusho colors I used away from the leaf — also less spritzing, I can always add water with the use of my Aqua Painter… which I will be using to color in the leaf.

With the use of my Aqua Painter, I began to move my color around starting with the yellow.  I keep a tissue or paper towel handy to keep my Aqua Painter clean.  If you mix your colors too much – you’ll end up with one color or a mess!

Once the color was where I wanted it, I tapped a bit of the Green Brusho onto a block and used my Aqua Painter to pick up the crystals and color in the leaf directly.  That is two techniques you’ve now learned with the Brusho!!  Once DRY you can cut it out and mount it to your card ….

I used a Whisper White base with a Basic Black mat and my background was embossed with the beautiful “Layered Leaves” Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. The greeting comes from the stamp set “Beautiful Day” which is found on page 134 of the Annual catalog.

It really is simple to use … Remember, I did this at my Stampin’ Club and each and everyone’s card turned out beautiful yet no two were alike … it was awesome!!

Please let me know if you have any questions about this technique or please leave a comment on what you would like me to share on an upcoming Technique Tuesday.

Thank you for joining me today ~



Holidays Edged in Gold …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed your weekend and my Simply Sunday post … You will notice that todays card has the same basic layout as yesterdays card but by stepping it up by adding an additional product, it will change the entire look of the card. WOW!!

So in they style of keepin’ it simple, I am still using the Gold Foil-Edged cards, envelopes, and the Merry Christmas to All Bundle with the Gold Foil Sheets, BUT instead of the Vanilla cardstock … I’m using Cherry Cobbler cut to the 5″ x 3-3/4″ card front …

WOW …  is what the stunning Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer paper does to your card when you add it to your card. You know, this would be pretty over the Vanilla paper too! Want to know something else amazing about this designer paper? It’s Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other … how cool is that!?

This delicately detailed laser-cut sheets can easily be cut apart and used as accents on card fronts. So pretty and so much fun, I know you’ll think of amazing cards with this paper… just switch out colors and switch out your greetings and you’ll be set for any occasion … oh, weddings would be pretty too!

I did put a banner on this card to highlight my greeting so it would “pop”.  I used glue dots to attach it but I had to roll them so they would be skinny … that helped hide them and lifted the greeting up to create some dimension.  Simple can be stunning!

I thank you for stopping back and I hope your have a wonderful week.

My Saturday Stamparatus Class is SOLD OUT but I have room left in the Thursday Night Class.  Payment will have to get to me by this Wednesday so I can purchase your Stamparatus for class.

There is still one week remaining in our Dashing Along Promotion …




Simply Sunday: Making Holidays Simple

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend. I had the pleasure of going to my grandsons soccer game yesterday. I had a nice time chatting with my daughter and watching Aiden’s game … and they won!!

We all have to remember to slow down every now and then and enjoy the little things in life, because they are truly the important things.  Many of us have very busy lives and find it hard to do all the things we want, our intentions are good!

Lets say you’ve been meaning to make Christmas cards year after year but you just run out of time or you don’t get as many made as you’d like to, let me help … Today my Simply Sunday post is to share a beautiful yet simple card that will be easy for you to get those cards done.

Pretty right!? The base of the card is the Gold Foil Edge Cards & Envelopes!! You can find these on page 11 of the Holiday Catalog and you get 20 of each (card base & envelope). Then I simply cut a front to emboss, you don’t have to … you can go directly to the greetings which are from the “Merry Christmas to All” bundle. It can be that easy!

If you do want to step it up and create some texture on the card, the front is 5″ x 3-3/4″ then run it through the BigShot with your favorite embossing folder.  I used the “Tufted” but the new “Swirls and Curls” embossing folder that is part of the All is Bright product suite, either would work great!  The new Seasonal Wreath would be pretty too!

The “Happy” is heat embossed in gold and the “Holidays” is cut from the Gold Foil paper, again both are from the Merry Christmas to All Bundle from the All is Bright product suite found on pages 4 and 5 of the Holiday Catalog.

So whether you chose the card front to emboss and add texture of just adhere the greeting directly to the front, it will get you on the fast track to your cardmaking this holiday season.

If you would like to see this layout stepped up just a bit more … stop back tomorrow, it’s a beauty!!

I’m so happy and grateful that you’ve taken time out of your Sunday to sit with me a while.

Enjoy the rest of your day, and I’ll see you tomorrow.