Guest Stamper: OnStage Swap

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised, I’m going to share one of my swap cards from our April 2019 OnStage event … this card was created with the “Best Catch” bundle which can be found on page 44 of the Occasions Catalog.  Now, even if this stamp set does not retire from the catalog, it will no longer be bundled, so if you want to save 10% … you will want to order it before the new catalog is released.

Although there was no “official” name on the back of my swap, but inside the card, there was and email so the creator of this card is Rhonda Syverson!!  I only took a few cards with me to this event, mostly to share with my table mates but I had two left over … so, today and tomorrow you will see those swaps (and I love them both).

Don’t you love how Rhonda did her background? It appears as she inked her folder and then ran it through the BigShot to give it that fun background.  She also did some amazing coloring on her fish … I love this stamp set and have not used it yet so I really wanted to make sure I got one of Rhonda’s card.

Join me again tomorrow to see another swap … totally different than Rhonda’s card today, but both share forms of coloring.

Thanks for joining me today.




New Catalog Sneak Peek: Follow Your Art

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another sneak peek inside the new Annual catalog for you. I’m going to be sharing one of the Make & Takes that we made at our OnStage event that I attended.  It comes from the new “Follow Your Art” product suite which is perfect for all of my crafting friends ….

Our card highlights some of the items in the Follow Your Art suite … you can see the stamped images; rolls of ribbon, greeting and the button background. you’ll also notice the cute designer series paper.

This product suite is more than just the stamp set and dies bundle which we are used to (which is still an option to purchase and save 10%) but now, with one item number …. you can purchase the entire suite which includes that stamp set, dies, designer paper, embossing folder, embellishment kit, washi tape and more!!  I can’t wait for you to get your catalogs!!

So no matter what your crafting pleasure is, this suite will have something fun for you to enjoy!  Did you notice the little Stampin’ Up! boxes … they are so cute, and what a clever way to give a gift of crafting than in that box.

Make sure to stop back all week, and bring your friends … I will be posting some swap cards, cards designed with the new IN-COLORS and more!

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me today, I’ll see you tomorrow.

Simply Sunday ~ A Little Hello

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute card that may bring the feel of a warm sunny day … what the heck, they were threatening snow yesterday!!  Ha, Ha … left my shovels out, just in case!  My card share today features the beautiful Lillypad Lake bundle, and I wanted to create that “lake” feel … I hope it takes you to the warmth and wonder of the lake.

I started with the worn wood look with one of the designer papers from the Wood Textures DSP.  I cut out my background in Whisper White with the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies … it will create the focal point, and was sponged with Balmy Blue.  The sun was cut from the dies included in the bundle.

Our bird was stamped and then cut again with the coordinating dies.  the water is also a die that we cut in Balmy Blue … before we attached it we covered that entire area on the sponged white with our Snail adhesive.  The bottom 1/3 of the piece was coated with the Snail, then we laid the die cut (which I’m using as waves/water) onto the piece … then we dipped it into the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter and WOW!!  We just pushed the glitter down onto the Snail to hold it better … It looks so cool.

I finished off my card with “a little hello” and some pearls which I colored with the Soft Suede stamping blends … it really looked nautical!  Most of the time when I make “glitter designer paper” … I use the Adhesive sheets, but this was such a small area and the Snail worked perfectly for this quick technique!!  Easy and looks great, you can’t get simpler than that.

Thank you for joining me at the lake today, I hope you enjoyed our little journey into nature.

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN SUPPLY LIST … if you enjoyed the card I shared with you today and would like to purchase any of the supplies, they are listed below for you.  You may pick on any of the images to view …



Join us for a Facebook Live event …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Everyone has loved the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin Sentimental Rose kit! Stampin’ Up! has just shared some alternative project ideas and I have them to share with you. The versatility of this kit and variety of projects will make you swoon.

Stampin’ Up! also wants to introduce Vanessa Herrema, who designed the kit. She is truly a wonderful artist and will share her thoughts and insights about creating this kit.  They are doing this doing a Facebook Live … how fun is that!!  I have the link and you can see Vanessa on TUE, APR 30 AT 5 PM MDT (That is 4 pm Central Time… us!)

And, it is possible that we’ll have some fun surprises as we go along. Who knows, we may even give a few more hints about the Hugs from Shelli kit coming in May.

Plan to join us for this event, you definitely don’t want to miss out… I’ll be there!  And I’ll be back tomorrow with a super cute card and a quick -n- easy technique that you’re going to love!!

Thanks for stopping by ~

Mother’s Day Rose …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First, let me say Thank You for all the Congratulations on the Baby, that sweet little boy generated more buzz than most of my cards!! lol  But that is truly what life is all about (and who we make our cards for) is our family and friends. ❤

Today I’d like to share with you a Mother’s Day card I created using the items in the April 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit.  I love these kits, first, because they come in my mailbox (better than bills – lol), they are easy to use, they introduce us to new products, like this months Destinktive stamps, and because everything coordinates with our current product line so it’s a breeze to make alternative projects from the kits if we choose!

Distinktive stamps are the latest innovation here at Stampin’ Up!, and the Paper Pumpkin team loves them so much that we decided to give you two of these very special stamps in our April kit. Distinktive stamps give you photorealistic-style images in one stamp, and as you can see, the result is stunning.

Everything you see on my card was included in the kit except the Wink of Stella.  The card base, the colored background, and the rose are all pre-done for you.  There is a beautiful rose in the stamp set included in the kit (that is another thing I like about Paper Pumpkin – an exclusive stamp set each month that you can keep using once your consumables in the kit are all gone)  I just used the greeting today.

So the only stamping I did was my greeting, everything else was ready for me to assemble the card… and a little hint of Stella on the rose and gently over Mother.

Someone asked me why the little Angel was in my photo’s … she was a gift I bought my sister Eileen while she was battling her cancer, and Eileen was the wind beneath my wings as my stamping side kick … we did it all together. ❤  Now her and Mom are together along with my other sister Ruthie, and they all watch us.

I have to chuckle … Eileen is the one who got us in to Genealogy, and now she knows all the answers the rest of us are still looking for!

 I hope you enjoyed todays card, I may share more with this gorgeous stamp set, but I just got my pre-order from the new catalog and I can’t wait to share some of this with you!!

Have a warm and wonderful day ~


It’s A Boy!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday evening while I was cutting my cardstock for my upcoming retreat, I got the phone call … My granddaughter was going to the hospital to have her baby!! So excited, it wasn’t long before then second call to say he has arrived.

Meet Khari  … 7-lbs 2 oz and 18 inches …

I even got to feed him already!! So needless to say … I did not finish my card so I’ll be back tomorrow to share it with you then.  Sometimes life just happens when it’s ready!

Thanks for checking back with me.

Have a wonderful day.

Sentimental Rose …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you a video showcasing the Sentimental Rose kit. The Sentimental Rose kit makes 9 cards and envelopes and includes 1 acetate box. Watch the video to get started making these distinctly beautiful cards—which are perfect for springtime stamping.

Distinktive stamps are the latest innovation here at Stampin’ Up!, and the Paper Pumpkin team loves them so much that we decided to give you two of these very special stamps in our April kit. Distinktive stamps give you photorealistic-style images in one stamp, and as you can see, the result is stunning.

Next month we have an exclusive kit designed by our Co-Founder Shelli Gardner… Order by May 10th if you’d like to join our Paper Pumpkin Party!! Options for ordering are below.

Thank you for joining me today … stop back tomorrow as I will be sharing some alternative to this kit. Plus, keep an eye out for a sneak peek product!!

Till then, have a wonderful day, and I’ll see you tomorrow.

We have several options for purchasing Paper Pumpkin, try one and take it out for a test drive …