Christmas In July

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I am so excited to announce my first in studio class since the covid virus reared it’s ugly head! This is a one time class and will be limited to only 6 attendee’s … I’m starting small … safe. Your packets will contain everything (and more) to create the 20 cards in this class. Here is one of our cards ….

We will begin simple and work our way up to some fun folds … but all cards will be easily for you to recreate (because you’re going home with enough supplies to create 10+ more cards). Here’s the details …

Join me for an delightful day getting a jump on your Christmas cards this July! You’ll enjoy stamping in a relaxing environment and a tasty home made lunch for you. I will have a variety of beverages for you to enjoy.

The kit has all we need … I’ve added a few supplies to embellish and step up some of the cards. You do need to bring your favorite adhesive. There will be “Minimum” stamping to reduce “passing” of items … plus I’ll have plenty of hand sanitizer handy 🙂

Hope to see you there … It will be held at my house!

Thank you for stopping back today. Enjoy!

Welcome July!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With the 4th of July celebrations being prepared for the weekend, I thought I would share a bit of fun that is kickin’ off at Stampin’ Up! this July! Bring out the fireworks!

Bonus Days are back!! This popular promotion really heats up the summer … if you haven’t heard of this before for every $50 you spend by the 3rd of August 2020 (before shipping and tax) … you will earn a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used 4–31 August 2020.

Next up our Summer Nights …

Celebrate the magic of summer nights with the Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit! In this exclusive fun-filled kit, you’ll unbox enough supplies to create nine postcard-style cards, coordinating envelopes, and die-cut tealight bags. You have until the 10th of July to Subscribe.

What’s even more spectacular about July’s kit is the add-on you can purchase along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 card bases and envelopes in coordinating Summer Nights designs. This add-on is perfect for helping you expand the Summer Nights creative experience beyond the Paper Pumpkin kit. Between the add-on and the leftover supplies from your Summer Nights kit, you will be crafting a summer night worth celebrating all month long!

Something fun and new for your craft room ….

Brighten up your stamp room and protect your workspace with this double-sided grid paper that includes metric and imperial measurements. Features our fabulous new In Colors: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade, Magenta Madness, and Misty Moonlight. 25 sheets. 11″ x 17″ (28 x 43 cm).

I’m excited about July and these great new products and promotions! Join me tomorrow as I share a sneak peek into my July classes!! It’s time to stamp together again (safely of course!)

Thanks for joining me today, hope yours is a good one!

Keeping Memories

Are you hoarding your photos in your camera … are they just waiting to escape and be seen by the world? We’re all guilty of this and busy!! Lucky for you we have our, Memories & More Card Packs! They are great stepping stone for memory keeping and a simple to use.

For example, if you have a memorable vacation, you can count on the World of Good Memories & More Card Pack to help you highlight those precious moments of your trip. And right now is the perfect time to work on projects like this, while the world still moves a little slower and travel is at a minimum.

Coordinating packs of cards makes it easy to put together quickly. This simple affordable system makes it easy to get started … and, it’s not just for scrapbooking, use the cards to make quick cards as well.

So … if your like me and have your memories captured in your camera, let them escape onto a quick and simple way to share with your friends and family. And don’t forget some cards!

Thank you for checking out today’s post. I hope I shared a great solution to your scrapbooking. I know many don’t start because it can be overwhelming … now it’s simple.

Have a wonderful day ~

Borders Abound

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you had a nice weekend and got a chance to catch my post yesterday … I shared two cards from the Forever Greenery product suite (It was “hot” on Pinterest! Today I’m sharing a cute card from the new “Borders Abound” stamp set.

Snowflakes, leaves, flowers, and more. The Borders Abound Stamp Set has the images you need to create borders for cards and other projects. This stamp set was inspired by Million Sales Achiever Kimberly Cook.

My card showcases a succession of color … Pool Party, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay in the center, then Pacific Point and Night of Navy.

This fun card can be done in an array of colors; pinks, greens or your primary colors … any of these would be pretty. Since my Bermuda Bay is the center color, I used it as my mat, ink for my greeting and Stampin’ Blends to color my embellishments.

I like this close up because it gives you a better look at the colors and my Elegant Faceted Gems which I colored with the Bermuda Bay Stampin’ Blends.

I used the Faceted Gems to hide the Mini Glue Dots which secures the Vellum cardstock to our card, and it anchors our greeting so nicely. Sweet and simple, that is how I design most of my cards ….

Hope you enjoyed today’s card and the new Borders Abound stamp set, if so, feel free to “LIKE” this post at the bottom of the page. This helps others find my blog easier, and it let’s me know what you like.

Thank you for joining me today. Tomorrow I will have some more news on my Facebook Live / Stampin’ Party!!

Have a beautiful Monday ~

Here is a list of the product I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

Forever Fern: Step it up Sunday!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share two new cards with you today, both a step up (or “jacked up” if you watch Say Yes to the Dress – lol) from my June 22nd card … Click here to view blog post for this card.

I did take yesterday off to spend time and connect with family who have been going through some medical issues. I’m just happy they are getting better and I’m back in the stamp room!

My first card is a true “step up” from the original Forever Fern card with this punch technique … I’m not sure what it’s called or even if it has a name but I’ve used this several times and it always looks fresh and new …

This “step up” is simple … I added a Just Jade bow and a few rhinestones to add a little glitz to the card. These rhinestones were colored with the Just Jade Stampin’ Blends. With Stampin’ Blends, you can coordinate many of our gems / embellishments with a simple pass of the brush tip.

My next card has the same basic layout but is “stepped up” even more … here we will add embossing on the background and layers to our punched shapes …

I began with Soft Seafoam cardstock. The beautiful texture on the background was created with the Tasteful Textile 3-D embossing folder. Our large punched shape (1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″) went from 4 down to 2 and were punched from the Forever Fern Designer Series paper.

I then created 4 small shapes … start with a 1″ x 1″ square and punch opposite corners with the corner rounder that is on the Trio punch. I gave them a slight curl but wrapping them around the Take Your Pick tool … I also used this tool to add the stunning new “Elegant Faceted Gems”.

I had to share this angle of the card so you can see the stunning texture, layers and faceted gems on this card! I kept the greeting the same but punched it out with the Everyday Label Punch.

When you bring all these amazing product together, you can create so many different styles and layers to a card. Just sit down and have fun creating and layering. This product suite amazes me … and keeps calling me back!

Hope you enjoyed my Forever Greenery / Forever Fern cards today … from simple to elegant, this suite is perfect for so many occasions and will delight men and women alike!

Thank you so much for joining stopping back and joining me for a bit today. I have another new stamp set to share with you tomorrow.

Have yourself a wonderful day ~

Here is a list of the product I used to today’s cards. Find out more information about these products by clicking on the image … or you can begin your shopping from here as well. Thank you!

June is almost gone ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you have been enjoying the cards, stampin’ tips and techniques I’ve been sharing … I have many more. With the New Catalog less than a month old … and the NEW Mini upcoming, I have much more in store for you!

The New 2020-21 Catalog has been “LIVE” for about 2 weeks now … and if you haven’t picked yours up yet, I still have some ready! If you are a new to Stampin’ Up! and are looking for a demonstrator, I’d be happy to send you a catalog.

Our time to enjoy these amazing deals is coming to an end so I’m sharing a quick reminder …. When you host or shop with an order of $250 or more, you will receive an additional $25 in FREE merchandise of your choice!

$25 FREE Merchandise on orders totaling $250 or more!

And … for those of you who want it all, well, they have a special for YOU too! You can purchase the Starter Kit at the $99 price, pick out $125 worth of products and a FREE BUNDLE!! Now this is an AMAZING deal … much better than a 30% off Kohls coupon. Depending on what bundle you choose, it’s almost 50% … Like the old Buy One Get One FREE deals!

I’m still planning a FACEBOOK LIVE PARTY … I’m still working out a few details and want it to be FUN and Informative!! There will be Live Presentations, Door Prizes, Fun Activities and more. Make sure to find me on Facebook and LIKE / Follow my page so you don’t miss a thing … CLICK HERE!

I’ll be sending out information soon … Don’t miss it! Be sure to sign up for my Mailing List too. This is the best way to get updates on Classes, Events and my Stamping Retreats!

Thanks for checking out my blog today and remember … Only a few more days remaining this June and our specials. I look forward to stamping with you … one way or another! Stop back tomorrow for a fun project!

Have an awesome Friday!

Moving Along …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I picked today’s stamp set as a reflection of how our summers “used to be” and hoping we kick this virus and can travel again! I’m sharing several different layouts … Now you can wish your friends happy travels with this whimsical, transportation-themed stamp set. Great for children or adults.

Helicopter Card
No trimming needed! Stamp on the Whisper White Cardstock, use Stampin’ Seal to adhere the Designer Series Paper to the Smoky Slate card base, then attach the stamped cardstock using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Car Card
Cut the Whisper White Cardstock into four squares measuring 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″ (4.8 x 4.8 cm) and stamp. Attach the Designer Series Paper to the Smoky Slate card base with Stampin’ Seal, then adhere the squares to the Designer Series Paper using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Train Card
Trim the Whisper White Cardstock into three strips measuring 3-3/4″ x 1-1/4″ (9.5 x 3.2 cm) and stamp. Attach the Designer Series Paper to the Smoky Slate cardstock with Stampin’ Seal, then adhere the stamped strips to the Designer Series Paper using Dimensionals.

The three simple layouts give you the perfect way to change things up when using the same stamp set!

Feel the need for speed? Step it up by creating depth and dimension with your images using Two-Step Stampin’, stamp the silhouette image in the lightest color of ink. Then stamp the detailed images in darker colors.

Now we have a lot of dimension by creating a background and tucking it behind your card front. You’re creating “windows” to the world by using the Stitched Rectangle Dies. Cutting out your images and mounting them to the cardfront gives you the 3-D effect.

Have fun playing with these simple layouts and get as creative as you want.

Thank you for joining me today. Hope you day is filled with fun and sunshine.

Forever Fern: Eclipse Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So excited to meet you back here today! I have a special treat for you … the Forever Fern bundle highlighted using the Eclipse Technique. My color pallet is the Garden Green and Soft Seafoam … love them two together!

So if I haven’t gotten you hooked on this bundle yet, check this out using the dies …

The Eclipse technique is using dies to cut out your image and then using both the cut image and negative to create an “eclipse” effect. I off centered my leaf slightly more than usual to allow more of the color to show underneath, especially because there is a space left open from the die cut.

I began with die cutting the leaf, then I embossed the “negative” with the Subtle embossing folder. Then I took my leaf and colored one side with the “Dark Old Olive” Stampin’ Blend Marker…

I went over the leaf “edges only” again to create some depth of color. Once this was done I added the Wink of Stella … I couldn’t help myself! Even though this would have made a perfect “natural” card, I wanted to “jack it up” a bit as encouragement … My sentiment: You can do this!

The close up is to illustrate to coloring, I just wish you could see the actual “shimmer” from the Wink of Stella instead of just the dots! The other day I shared a card (see card here) using the Trio Punch so I thought I would use it again, showing you a different style punch available. I thought it went very nicely with this card …

The foliage / leaf was secured with the use of the Mini Glue dots. I just “rolled” them and not only do they stick nice, they boost the die cut image up a bit. To finish off my card, I added a few rhinestones to compliment the shimmer of the Wink of Stella and to draw the eye around the card.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card … as you can tell, I am really enjoying the Forever Fern Suite. It’s a staple in your collection (kind of like Lovely as a Tree). Just a reminder that Stampin’ Up! is currently adding a FREE BUNDLE of your Choice to the $99 Starter Kit ($125 Value). I’m here to answer any questions you may have.

Thank you for taking the time to check out my blog today. Hope your day is a good one!

Here are the supplies used to make today’s card. Click on the image to learn more about the product, or to begin shopping at my online store. Thank you.

Rainbow Glimmer Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Direct from Stampin’ Up! I have some cute card samples today … Do you LOVE things that sparkle and shine? I know who some of you are! Well, our new 2020–2021 Annual Catalog has a special surprise just for you: traditional Glimmer Paper with a splash of rainbow color. You get swaths of Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss, Granny Apple Green, Magenta Madness, and Mango Melody on two 12″ x 12″ (30.5 x 30.5 cm) thin glittered sheets.

You can cut this rainbow-licious paper with dies for easy, glittery accents—possibly using smaller sections of a single color. Or cut pieces that display multiple colors for an intense ombre effect. It’s like having a pack of colors on two sheets.

P.S. This paper coordinates with the Artistry Blooms Suite (AC p. 130) plus many of our Designer Series Paper and cardstock collections. Explore the catalog for so many possibilities!

Just want to share some reminders …

With the New Catalog release, we have a great promotion for those of you with a big wish list, or need an excuse to gather a couple friends …. When you host or shop with an order of $250 or more, you will receive an additional $25 in FREE merchandise of your choice!

And … for those of you who want it all, well, they have a special for YOU too! You can purchase the Starter Kit at the $99 price, pick out $125 worth of products and a FREE BUNDLE!! Now this is an AMAZING deal … much better than a 30% off Kohls coupon. Depending on what bundle you choose, it’s almost 50% … Like the old Buy One Get One FREE deals!

The most magical, all-inclusive craft kit of the summer is finally here! The Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit is packed with everything you need to create nine postcard-style cards with coordinating envelopes, plus nine die-cut tealight bags.

What’s even more spectacular about this summery kit? The add-on that’s available along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 pre-printed card bases and envelopes, expanding the Summer Nights crafting experience by offering a traditional cardmaking opportunity. When combined with the leftover pieces from July’s kit, at least 20 additional cards can be made! For only $10.00 you can have the most expansive crafting experience of the summer.

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy this beautiful day.

Forever Fern in Jade

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing another card created with the Forever Fern stamp set. I choose a fun layout that works on any type of card you are creating … it creates beautiful layers and highlights your stamped images beautifully.

Just as I used my scrap designer paper from yesterday’s card (See Here) today I’m using up a strip of cardstock … Whisper White leftover. It was already cut to a width of 1-5/8″ so I cut it off at 1-5/8″ to create my square … You will need four of them.

You will punch two “opposite” corners using the Detailed Trio Punch. This handy little punch punched 3 different ways … a detailed design, a hole punch, and the one we are using today, the corner rounder. It has a guide built right in so your corner is firmly tucked into the punch.

You will notice that I punched my corners first, before I stamped … that is so I could get a perfectly centered image. No guessing here. I stamped my squares in the beautiful new Just Jade from the 2020-2022 In Colors, then I stamped the bottom of my card with my sentiment and a little more foliage.

I like this card because it is gender neutral, you could send it to a man or women. They layers add a special touch and truly highlight the gorgeous foliage.

Thanks for meeting me back here today, I hope you enjoyed today’s card. Not sure what I have planned for tomorrow yet, but I’d like to try something new!

Have an awesome day ~

Here is a list of supplies used to make today’s card ….

Simply Sunday: Creating with Scraps & Punches!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am thrilled to share today’s card with you … it turned out so pretty! All I wanted to do was use my scraps up and make a cute card but it turned out better than I imagined. I like to wish all the Dad’s out there a Happy Fathers Day, and to the single Mom’s who do it all ❤

I started out with 3 strips of the Forever Greenery Designer Series paper, these were leftovers from cutting my Stampin’ Club cards. The designer paper made it easy to decide my color theme: Garden Green and Soft Sea Foam! The Garden Green was used as a mat for the designer paper, and the Soft Sea Foam was the base of my card.

Once I laid out the designer paper, I knew I was going to use the Medium Daisy punch but I needed to add a greeting … this I would create with the Triple Banner Punch in my color scheme. The sentiment comes from the Seaside View stamp set. I showcased this stamp set on June 14th … Click Here to view.

I wanted something inside my Daisy so I chose the Gold Glitter Dots …

The glimmer dots were not as big as I thought, but they worked … however my sentiment and banner were a little big for one little daisy so I added two small flowers from the Small Bloom Punch. I added one more embellishment to tie everything together … and it took the whole card to the next level!! Let me introduce you to the new Gold Hoop Embellishments!

Don’t you agree? The simple Gold Hoop brings together the flowers, the sentiment and helps create a focal point the makes the designer paper shine!

Simple … and easy to make does not mean your card has to be plain. Remember, this just started with a couple of pieces of leftover designer paper.

Thank you for hanging out with me this Sunday. I hope you have an amazing day!! Meet me back here tomorrow … I have more new goodies!

Here is a list of supplies that I used for today’s card. Click on any one of them for details about the product, or to begin shopping at my online store.

You’re Amazing …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First let me say “Thank You” to all who messaged and emailed me about my daughter and granddaughter. Quick update: They are both home today resting … God is good.

Today I whipped together a card from the May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit … they are really handy to have around when you need a quick card! Filled with great sentiments, card bases and embellishments!

This one is for my grand-daughter …

She loves bright colors and rainbows so this is perfect for her. She just love the cute embellishments I put on my cards!! Kids are fun and easily impressed. She just loves anything I make for her ❤ Isn’t that why we love cardmaking!!

I would like to invite you to my Paper Pumpkin Pals group … this Facebook group is a special little place where we can share, chat and talk anything Paper Pumpkin! You’ll be invited to my Paper Pumpkin Pals group when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me. I have links below that you can subscribe to or CLICK HERE on this link.

Thank you for checking out my blog today … I’ll meet you back here tomorrow! Rainy days are perfect for stamping.

Sharing some Summer Fun …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing some fun Paper Pumpkin information. I will get you my alternative tomorrow and I appreciate your patience. It’s been a whirlwind week … My youngest daughter was admitted into the hospital (after 5 doctor visits) with a severe eye infection. Then to find out that one of my granddaughters was involved in a car accident … so scary. The police officer said he was surprised any of them survived. She was admitted into the hospital and released with a broken arm which will need surgery.

On the bright side … my daughter Nicki is finally seeing an improvement and the doctors are taking her off the continuous antibiotic IV to the oral antibiotics. Whew!! If that works, she will finally be able to leave the hospital. And my Destiny “only” has a broken arm … I thank God and all our Guardian Angels for watching over us this week.

My Paper Pumpkin Pals should be receiving their June kits and they are fun! If you missed “MY” Alternative project, here it is …

The minute I opened the kit, this layout just popped into my head! Here is the video of what our kits includes this month …

In this month’s summery kit–inspired by Sara, the CEO of Stampin’ Up!–you’ll unbox enough supplies to design eight brightly-patterned card bases and coordinating envelopes. Plus, you’ll have plenty of pieces you can use to transform the yellow Paper Pumpkin box into a box of sunshine!

The most magical, all-inclusive craft kit of the summer is finally here! The Summer Nights Paper Pumpkin Kit is packed with everything you need to create nine postcard-style cards with coordinating envelopes, plus nine die-cut tealight bags.

What’s even more spectacular about this summery kit? The add-on that’s available along with it! The Summer Nights Add-On includes 24 pre-printed card bases and envelopes, expanding the Summer Nights crafting experience by offering a traditional cardmaking opportunity. When combined with the leftover pieces from July’s kit, at least 20 additional cards can be made! For only $10.00 you can have the most expansive crafting experience of the summer.

I would like to invite you to my Paper Pumpkin Pals group … this Facebook group is a special little place where we can share, chat and talk anything Paper Pumpkin! You’ll be invited to my Paper Pumpkin Pals group when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin through me. I have links below that you can subscribe to or CLICK HERE on this link.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me today. Have yourself a wonderful weekend!!

Celebrating the Rose with Fun Techniques

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … we made it half way through the week and we are quickly heading into the weekend! I love Thursdays 🙂  The “technique” card I was going to show you today will be showcased tomorrow, so today I have 3 beautiful cards created with the Wild Rose stamp set ….

The first card…  “Blessed to Know You” card demonstrates the Three-step Stamping technique. I always begin with my “Line Image”, it helps me align the next two stamps.

My “True Friendship” card is simple yet shows two techniques on this card.  The first is creating your background which gives you nice depth … this is color on color (Basic Gray Cardstock with Basic Gray ink). Then second technique is sponging … With a sponge dauber I added color onto the image, then a touch of my Wink of Stella!

The third card, my “Hello” card features the “Coloring with Stampin’ Blends” technique … I find this technique so relaxing. Remember coloring as a child, yes, that feeling!

First, I chose my color pallet; Whisper White and Highland Heather. I stamped the rose image with the Momento ink and began to color it with the Highland Heather Stampin’ Blends Duo. I begin by coloring a petal with the light marker, then add the dark marker at the part of the petal that is closest to the center and over the lines in the rose. Then I go back over the dark with the lighter marker to blend the colors … you can always add a little more dark again. I leave the edges of the petals as light as I can.

The center is colored with the Daffodil Delight Dark Stampin’ Marker and then the rose is die cut.  The leaves cut from Pear Pizzazz cardstock.  The lattice piece was cut in Whisper White and Highland Heather and then layered to create an added dimension to the card.  The white base was stamped with the “Hello” from the stamp set and then the entire piece was embossed using the “Subtle” Folder.

Have you fallen in love with this amazing bundle yet?  I find it so versatile and easy to use. How would you like these cards?

Thank you for joining me today and checking out my To A Wild Rose Cards and the Fun Techniques used to create them. Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shared today.

Hope your day is filled with beauty … pass it on.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … Click on any image for details about the product or to begin your shopping experience. Clicking on it directs you to my website.  Thank you!!

Sending Sunshine

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share today’s card with you. It is my alternative to this months; June 2020 Paper Pumpkin… too cute! Nothing like getting home from a “frazzling” day at work to see a box of fun in your mailbox! And so bright and sunny ….

I made this little cutie for a friend to let them know I’m thinking about them. The base is pre-printed for you in a swirl of sunshine colors and coordinates with the sun … although the sun has a gold emboss as well.

My black & white background is actually a self-adhesive die cut rectangle I just stuck to my base. The sun was added on top with dimensionals included in my kit to brighten my friends day.

The greeting comes from the stamp set that is included in the Paper Pumpkin kit and is full of uplifting words. The gold edged banner is also included (well to be honest …. everything is included!) and was stamped with the Basic Black ink spot. Gold embossed envelopes … you guessed it … included 🙂

Not much else to say about creating this card, it was so easy to assemble. The kit does come with instructions but this card popped into my head the moment I opened my kit.

I thank you for stopping by today, and I invite you back tomorrow as I will show you how to recreate this card if you don’t have this months Paper Pumpkin kit. I have links below to subscribe for future kits.

Have a bright and sunny day ~

Here are some Paper Pumpkin subscription options ….