Time to say Good-bye …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As many of you know, I am headed to Minneapolis this weekend for the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event!!  This is where we will get the NEW 2019-20 Annual Catalog and a first hand look at some of the new products.  I am so excited … I saw a sneak peek of the cover from demonstrators who are at the OnStage Live in Auckland, New Zealand!!! I found my first new love!!

But … with the new, means there will be some of our favorites leaving including some very standard products we use everyday.  Although they have been tried and true for me, I’m not mourning the loss, because I’m excited to see what will be coming down the road.

First up … Our Cutting . There will not be a replacement in the new catalog but there is a new product in the works and will be released when it is up to Stampin’ Up!s quality standards (I LOVE THAT).

The same goes for our BigShot … yes it is leaving BUT there will be dies and embossing folders that remain!! Wooo Hooo.  You know I’ll be shouting that from the roof tops when this new product is announced.

Don’t forget your retiring In-Colors … get those BEFORE the Retirement List comes out on the 15th of April.  I will have all then news for you when that arrives as well.

Sorry I put today’s card on hold … but I felt this was important news that I had to share.  I will be back tomorrow with my “Fun in the Sun” card!!

Till then, have a great day and thank you for stopping by today.

Floral Statements … Thanks

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well, well, well … how did you like to two “Hello” cards? Two different styles but pretty easy to recreate.  Today I have another card from the Floral Statements for you featuring the “Thanks” greeting.

Yesterday cards were done with the Aqua Painter and a watercoloring technique.  On my card today I used the Stampin’ Blends to color my floral piece ….

Wow … right!  I stamped my image with the Momento Ink pad because I knew I wanted to use the Stampin’ Blends today.  I choose the Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Combo’s for my coloring fun.  I love the way they make me look like an artist! lol

Once I was done with my coloring I matted my work with Daffodil Delight Cardstock … and wrapped it all up with a bow.  The ribbon is actually wrapped around the entire card front.  Then I added a touch of the Daffodil Delight Gingham designer paper behind it.

My next step was to emboss the Whisper White with the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder .. Oh my gosh, I love how “subtle” the texture is on this folder. Love it!  And now to complete my card, a little sparkle from my “Wink of Stella” and then I mounted everything onto my Daffodil Delight card base.

Tomorrow I have a card for you that will make you yearn for warm summer days!  Meet you back here then!

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me today.

If you liked what you saw today, you can purchase any of the items I used to create these cards from my on-line store… just click any of the items and It will take you there. Thanks!


Two for Tuesday: Floral Statements

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Tuesday … and I have a two for Tuesday for you today!  I chose the Floral Statements stamp sets … one of those that I just had to have but have not sat down to play with it until now.  What was I waiting for … wooo!  I have two different looks for you and I’m using the “Hello” stamp from the set.

My first card is going to be pretty easy and monochromatic; Old Olive and Whisper White …

Once I inked the stamp in Old Olive and stamped it onto the Whisper White cardstock, I grabbed my Aqua Painter and added a touch of Old Olive Watercoloring onto the leaves.  Then I just colored my flowers in with my buddy “Wink of Stella”.  Love the sparkle on the card and it really creates a stunning effect!  I matted my greeting with Old Olive then popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Now let’s see what it looks like with a punch of color.  The color pallet for the second card is …

I have a passion for pink and grey so I decided that would be next on my agenda!  I stamped my flowers in Basic Grey and that will also be the base of the card.  I knew I wanted to add a pop of color so I went to the fun “Tropical Escape” Designer paper.  It is the mat for my greeting and the pink pop of color.

Since my Aqua Painter was handy, I again gently colored in the leaves with the Shaded Spruce and then did the flowers in Blushing Bride.  Any you know what came next … that’s right, Wink of Stella. I just love that sparkle, can’t help it.

Soooo… what do you think? Fun right! Well stop by tomorrow because I have the second stamp from this set for you to see.

Till then, have a great day, and thanks for stopping by.

If you liked what you saw today, you can purchase any of the items I used to create these cards from my on-line store… just click any of the items and It will take you there.  Thanks!




Happy Birthday to Me …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a very quick post for you today and I’m sharing one of my “Birthday Cards” with you!  The card was created by my sister Rita …  The 2 big flowers are from “Fabulous Florets”, and the script is from “Hugs & Wishes”.

The stamps may be retired but I know many of you have these stamp sets, so I decided to share.  I will be back tomorrow with my Two for Tuesday, so I will meet back up with you then!

Thanks for stopping by … and actually, my birthday was actually yesterday.


Simply Sunday: Petal Palette Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are enjoying your weekend and I thank you for taking time out of your day to stop and visit my blog.  Today I have a sweet -n- simple card for you, that I created using the Petal Palette stamp set (Annual Catalog – page 119) and the coordinating Petals & More Thinlits Dies.

I used the monochromatic style when creating this card which is done in the Balmy Blue …

My base is Whisper White as was the oval for my greeting and the flowers that were die cut with the Petals & More Thinlits Dies.  I don’t know about you but I feel in love with the Gingham Gala 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper … it’s just so “springy”! Reminds me of a warm sunny day. I chose the smaller gingham side (other is wider) and then backed it with Balmy Blue.

The oval was cut from the Stitched Shapes Framelits Die and stamped in Balmy Blue.  As I stated earlier … I die cut the flowers with the Petals & More Thinlits Dies and colored them with the Balmy Blue and Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends Combo packs.  They were then popped up using mini dimensionals and embellished with the clear faceted gems (so pretty).

I think the stitching adds the perfect touch to the gingham and those clear faceted gems really make the little flowers pop! Cute yet quick … that’s just how we have to have it sometimes!!

Again, thanks for stopping in today!

I wish you a beautiful Sunday ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Stunning Sparkling Rose Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a lovely … sparkling card to share with you today, and on a budget!  One of my all time favorite framelits is the Rose Garden dies.  You can now find this die set in the Clearance Rack. You don’t want to overlook anything on the clearance rack because it has some awesome deals, and if you missed them before, now is your chance to get them at an extraordinary discount.

I cut the rose out of the Rose glimmer paper and the “pink” inner rose out of Blushing Bride cardstock.  I then covered the entire piece of Blushing Bride with the Tombo Glue and adhered my glimmer paper onto the pink … Now What? You Say.  Have your Dazzling Diamonds handy and dip your rose assmbley into the glitter. Rub gently to secure glitter to your glued area.  Now you have a beautiful two-tone Rose.


The beautiful Rose Glimmer paper is in our annual catalog, plus you will find the stunning Myths & Magic Glimmer Paper in the Clearance Rack as well. Nice!! More color options 🙂  

Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help.

Thank you for joining me today.

Have a terrific day!


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Hold Onto Hope Stamp Set … Guest Stamper: Peggy

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

With just around the corner I thought I would share a beautiful card that was created by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Peggy.  This was a swap card from our last Spring Stamping Retreats and I do believe it was the winner! Our guests swap and then vote on which of the cards they like best … we have lots of fun and so many different people have had the honor of being chosen “Best Card”… it’s hard to choose!!

The color pallet for this card is the lovely Pool Party and Bermuda Bay with a touch of white to pull your eye to the focal point … the cross. Peggy layered the cross which creates it beauty and texture.

She created her card using the “Z Fold” technique … so fun and not to hard to do.  I will share one of mine in the next couple of days along with step by step instructions so you can recreate these cool cards.

There are several different ways to do the Z-Fold and it’s all based on the dimensions of the “Z” that you are using. We are actually making 2 different styles of Z-Fold cards at my Spring Stamping Retreat (but I can’t show you those till we get back).

I hope you enjoyed Peggy’s card, it is so pretty and so fitting for this time of year. The Hold onto Hope stamp set and coordinating Cross of Hope Framelits dies are a nice addition to your stamp collection. I purchased mine to go with the Ribbon of Courage stamp set.  FYI … I have the name wrong on my picture!! That’s for the framelits … Hold Onto Hope Stamp Set is correct.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

Enjoy your day, and I’ll see you tomorrow!



Retiring 2017-19 In-Colors… Card Showcase

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a quick post today and wanted to share a few samples of our retiring 2017-19 In-Colors. I’ve been talking about it for a while now but I just didn’t realize how time flies…  Seems like yesterday they announced the new In-Colors at our OnStage event … I attended the Shreveport, LA event (and it was fun!!)

The Colors are Lemon-Lime Twist, Fresh Fig, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide (my favorite) and Berry Burst… These beautiful cards was made with our In-Colors and coordinating Designer Paper – Cardmaking can’t get easier than that.


I have a few more samples that were quickly created with some simple stamping and a few punches but it truly highlights the 5 new In-Colors.  Aren’t these just the cutest?  I believe the stamp set used to create these cards has retired but you could easily switch it out with the adorable stamp set “A Good Day” which can be found on page 42 of our Annual Catalog and the Pretty Label punch.

 I hope you enjoyed today’s card samples, and don’t forget to order your supplies “before” the retirement list hits the “live” stage, because they will go FAST!  The Ink Refills sell out in minutes … so I suggest to order yours now.

Have yourself a wonderful day … and thank you so much for stopping by ~

Aprons for every Occasion …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Warmer weather is on it’s way and I’ve got some cute cards that you will be able to create lovely aprons for every occasion you can think of with the Aprons of Love Stamps and coordinating dies.  Aprons symbolize so many things: love, dedication, and caring for others. The recipients of your projects will feel thoroughly appreciated.

The stamp set includes 24 photopolymer stamps with * Suggested clear blocks (not included): a, b, e, g. You’ll create die-cut aprons with utensils in record time with 17 Framelits dies to use with your Big Shot.

Did you know that blacksmiths wear aprons? As do chefs, butchers, chemists, and more! This is all to say: the Apron of Love bundle is an incredibly versatile set that can be used for just about anyone!

Whether you want to make a Father’s Day card for the grill-master in your life or send friendly sentiments to your favorite baking buddy, this bundle is a fabulous “anytime” gift.

I just think these are the cutest gifts!! And the cards are cute too … there is so much you can do with this bundle, and it will be great for our upcoming summer (if we ever see spring!).

Here is a cute little crafting box that I created with the Aprons for my Annual Spring Stamping Retreat last year … they greeted my attendees when they came into our stamp room to get started. It was stuffed with some fun embellishments …


Thank you so much for stopping by today ~

Enjoy your day!





Today is the day to get organized!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the day our new product line called Storage by Stampin’ Up! is available.  Whether you have an entire room or a small corner in your home for stamping, our new lineup of modular storage solutions lets you organize—and customize—your space your way!

Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories. Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

  • Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.
  • Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.
  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.
  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.
  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

Watch this quick video and see how easy you can assemble and arrange your new storage …

Here is a showcase of the storage units and the prices …

Message me with any of your questions …

Thanks so much for spending a part of your day with me.

Hope your day is a good one.