Snowflakes… Sparkling and Special

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you on this Wednesday? I am choosing to be happy … somedays life can be crap, but I’m just not taking it!! lol  Looking at the bright side and knowing that I’m just days away from spending a fun weekend with a group of wonderful ladies stamping!

Yesterday I share two cards that introduced the new Snowflake Showcase, today I’m sharing a card that I created with the left overs from one of my retreat cards. Don’t feel second best, because this card is the bomb … I just couldn’t throw the die cut piece away! Enough talking … let me show you!

See that big beautiful piece of “Sparkly” glimmer paper? I know you would or could not throw that away either! So … we tuck another piece of glimmer paper behind it, cut out a few more snowflakes, add a greeting and ta-da … we’re done!

I had some of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper left from last year, but I wanted to make sure that I used the “new” SPARKLY Glimmer paper and WOW!!

I love the all the different colors  you can see in this glimmer paper, pinks, and greens and more … and depending on what color you put with it, it will bring out that color in the Sparkly paper … oh so pretty!!

It’s like magic …

All of the products in the Snowflake Showcase will be available to order beginning tomorrow November 1st through the 30th or while supplies last.  Even though I have “snowflake” stamp sets, this is so much more, just listen to the verse on this card …

Each snowflake is beautiful, sparkling, and special … just like you!

Awe … this card would be perfect for a birthday, a get well, or to cheer someone up! This may be just the card someone needs to get them to that “I’m going to have a good day” day.

On that note, I hope that you have a wonderful day and share a smile … they are free and may make someone’s day.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me ~




Two for Tuesday: Snowflake Showcase

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m thrilled to show you this amazing new product suite …

Today I’ll be sharing 2 beautiful cards with you along with pictures of the product so you can see for yourself how amazing this is.

Snowflake Showcase isn’t just for winter, these products are perfect for year round. Don’t believe me? Shannon West, from the Riverton home office, is here to show you how Snowflake Showcase is perfect for everyone.

Amazing right!! First card I have is from the Snow is Glistening stamp set (149742) …

You can’t have this amazing stamp set without the coordinating dies, which by the way, coordinate with BOTH stamp sets!!

The second card is from the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set (149744) …

I am always looking for stamps and die sets that work for more than one season, it just makes sense and a better investment. I also fell for the fonts … they are fun and readable greetings and salutations.

And, if you’re like me, you like to grab up those coordinating embellishments. The cute Snowflake Trinkets are simply lovely …

The Snowflake Trinkets are a great way to embellish your cards, or your ears, neck … are you catching this? They are so cute … why not make jewelry out of them. Embellish a gift package with them, Christmas is just around the corner!!

AND … if you are a paper junkie like I am (Three sheets short of being declared a hoarder – LOL) You are simply going to FLIP over this new White Velvet Paper!! It is so cool and of course, velveteen to the touch.

I feel head over heels for the Snowflake Showcase and will be introducing it to my Retreat Attendee’s this weekend, but don’t feel left out, I have a special card to share with you tomorrow!!

I will also be hosting a class or two, I just need to figure out the details, so keep your eyes open and make sure you are on my mailing list. YOU will NOT want to miss this one!!  This showcase will be available to order November 1st through the 30th or while supplies last.

Thank you so much for joining me this Tuesday, be sure to stop back tomorrow to see what I did this this set so far.

Have a wonderful day ~

Halloween Week: SCRAPBOOK

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a quick -n- easy scrapbook page that was created out of scraps! Last year our Stamp Club made a Halloween card using the Seasonal Chums bundle … No longer a bundle but the stamp set and dies are still available.

And I used the cut out circles to create the background for today’s scrapbook page.  I simply just glued the circles on using the Tombo Multi-Glue.

The title was created from my computer, the kitty’s were created from the “Spooky Cat” bundle and “Spooky Night” Designer Series paper … also from last year (sorry … but we have to use up that paper sometimes!). I thought it was appropriate since she was dressed as a little kitty cat!

I wish all my scrapbooking would go this quick -n- easy! I need to remind myself to “Keep it Simple” because the photo is your reason for scrapbooking in the first place 🙂 

Thanks for checking out my blog today.

Hope you day is a beautiful one!

Today’s Supplies used to create the scrapbook page …


Can’t resist a good party!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’ve been so busy at work training new staff members and at home working on my Holiday Stampin’ Retreat that in less than 2 weeks I’ll be joining my fellow demonstrators for a wonderful celebration … 30 Years!!

I hate to miss any of the Stampin’ Up! events but no way would I pass up a major milestone!  I have a few of my own that I will be celebrating … Lifetime sales of $500,000, Personal Sales, Recruiting – Level 1, Leadership – Level 1 and yes, the Incentive Trip!!  All expenses paid trip for 2 … Cruising the Greek Isles!! I thank YOU!!

Here is a shot of the 25th Anniversary in Salt Lake City with the Theme: Be The Difference …

Always a fun time at Convention (Now OnStage) We were treated to special cupcakes!! Looking forward to see what they have in store for us this year.  They are sending those of us who have achieved Silver Elite or above to Epcot for the day with a special area for us to visit and pick up a special gift!!

Speaking of gifts, Stampin’ Up! treats us royally while we attend our events.  These are all the goodies I brought home with me from the 25th Celebration …

I enjoy these Stampin’ Up! events so much, and it’s more fun to go with my team members! Why don’t you join us and come with us this April 🙂

Thanks for joining me today, I hope your day is a good one!

Star of Wonder …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As I prepare for my upcoming Holiday Stampin’ Retreat in two weeks, I reflect on past retreat and how many wonderful people have joined us, the creative projects we have done and the fun!

We’ve had some amazing cards and last year’s Holiday Catalog was packed with some amazing stamp sets. Yesterday I shared some beautiful cards from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and today I have one from the stunning Star of Light stamp set.

We created several cards using this amazing stamp set but this was one of my favorites. Simple in layout but it speaks loudly in its design.  The musical notes are a tie in to the verse which almost plays in my mind like a beautiful Christmas song.

The star is die cut from the Starlight Thinlits from Gold Glimmer paper, first the detailed die in the gold and then the solid die in Basic Black.

This may not be in the Holiday Catalog but you’ll see there are amazing Holiday stamps in our Annual Catalog as well.

Hope you enjoyed todays little flashback.

Enjoy your day ~



Throwback Thursday: Snowflake Sentiments

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing with you some of the cards I made last year from one of my favorite stamp sets, Snowflake Sentiments and the coordinating framelits; Swirly Snowflakes.  If you need some inspiration for Christmas cards this year, try one of these stunning cards … I have four to share with you today.

This card was created with Fresh Fig and Whisper White with a touch of Silver … oh so classy! You can see how sweetly the silver snowflakes fit into the die cut edgelit.  You can use any color pallet to create this card… the new Shaded Spruce would be beautiful.

The greeting was heat embossed with Silver emboss powder to coordinate with our Silver Foil paper. To add a touch of texture, I used the “Softly Falling” embossing folder.

My next card was cased from the talented fellow demonstrator – Mary Brown. I made my card using Very Vanilla instead of the Whisper White Mary used. I loved that Mary cut the snowflakes apart to create her card, so we did as well … it is too stunning not to share.

Cutting the snowflakes apart was a big hit, but how would you love to see the card with the design cut per the die? Well, that is what Chris did and I love the way the snowflakes look draped down from the top.

The last card I would like to share is a simple layout but oh so pretty …

I fell in love with the stamp set and coordinating dies, and now you know why.  I am thrilled that Stampin’ Up! put both the stamp set and dies in the annual catalog!!  So pretty and so many different looks you can create.

Thank you very much for coming along as we go back into the holiday archives and share some beautiful cards.

I hope you have a wonderful day ~



Beautiful Baubles Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope all of you who wanted to enjoy the savings on some awesome stamp sets offered during the Birthday Sale got your orders in on time … a special “Thank You” to all who ordered. You’re going to love your new goodies!!

Today I have a special card to share with you. This was created by our Stampin’ Up! team and can be found on my website at   and was made using the Beautiful Baubles Stamp Set …

The background is Garden Green and the several patterns of Designer Paper are from the Dashing Along paper (an earlier promotional item).  The red ornament was created using Gold Emboss powder done on yet another pattern from the Dashing Along Designer paper.

Two ornaments (baubles) were cut from the coordinating framelit set Detailed Baubles.  If you purchase the two (stamp set and dies) together as a bundle, you can save 10%.

Simple … yet totally cute card that is easily replicated when making many Christmas Cards. Hope you enjoyed it.

Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me.

Have an awesome day!