August Stampin’ Classes Announcement …

Hello Stampin” Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a full list of August classes with you and that I have opened up a second “Carols of Christmas” Class! I’ve had such an interest in this class that the second will be held on …

Tuesday, August 1st @ 6pm.  

COST: $10 or FREE with $35 purchase

Here are the Classes, dates and times. All classes will be held at my Stampin’ Studio …


Much needed …  


DATE: Wednesday, August 9th  /  TIME: 6 pm

COST: $10 or FREE with $35 purchase

Coffee creations are on your horizon with this bundle of products. The stamp images coordinate seamlessly with the framelits to help you create coffee cups of all shapes and sizes. The die includes a piece to create an embossed cup sleeve for a realistic looking cup.

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And for some birthday fun …


DATE: Thursday, August 17th  /  TIME: 6 pm 

COST: $10 or FREE with $35 purchase

The nostalgic works of art you create with this intricate, colorful imagery will delight any audience and leave everyone wishing they had another birthday coming this week!

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DATE: Wednesday, August 23rd  /  TIME: 6 pm

COST: $10 or FREE with $35 purchase

Bold imagery with detailed, Eastern-inspired opulence will have you stamping up a whole new world of possibilities. The coordinating dies create beautiful focal points for stamping or embellishing. Many die pieces nest within each other to create one of a kind die cut images.

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There will be specials, great cards and lots of fun!!

Please note that the photo’s represent the bundles we will be working with and not necessarily the exact projects/cards. Thank you.

You can RSVP for the “Carols of Christmas” Class on August 1st or any of the other classes. All the July classes filled to capacity quickly, so RSVP early.   email:

Thanks for checking out my class list … hope to see you there!

Have a fabulous Friday ~

Positively Picturesque … Part 2

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s cards … I’m back today with the second round of the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit. You will see the remaining 2 cards from the kit and my Alternative Project.  Here is a shot of yesterday’s cards …

Here is the 3rd of the 4 card designs in the kit. It’s actually quite “Springy” Love the little tulips and how they are nestled into the heart like a little puppet show! The tulips are pre-printed so no worry about stamping solid images or “straight”! Even the grass was pre-cut for us! Wonder if they do lawns? lol

The last card is created using the heart that was popped out of the 3rd cards front panel. The little colored banners are die cut stickers … how easy is that! Then we add a little Washi Tape onto the heart and add the “love” with the enclosed glue dots.

I almost forgot to stamp the “you” so it was added after I assembled the card (lucky!). The hearts were suppose to be stamped in the Soft Sky but I like the contrast of the Tranquil Tide … so just like Frank Sinatra … I did it my way!

For my alternative card, I choose to use the “heart” again … in fact, I used both the heart and it’s negative on the same card …

I popped out the heart and covered it with the Washi Tape that was used on the first cards (Yes … we got 2 colors of washi tape) and then cut down the negative to fit the card. Before mounting it onto my card base, I put a piece of “Vellum Cardstock” behind it to give it a different look.

I attached the Washi Heart onto the card and added the “love” … I thought about coloring it but changed my mind because I really wanted it to stand out, and it does with the natural wood look.

Lastly I used a few of the “Glitter Enamel Dots” to add a touch of bling to the card! I just love those glitter dots!!

I appreciate you coming back to check out the second round of cards. Hope you liked them … I still have left over supplies!! Maybe I’ll make even more.

If you want to know more about Paper Pumpkin, email me at  or click on one of the links below and start  your subscription!

Thanks again and have a great day!




Simply Sunday: Paper Pumpkin Alternative Part 1

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the late post but I had some technical difficulties but I wanted to share so I worked on it till I got it solved! Never under estimate the power of a determined stamper!!

Yesterday I shared the Paper Pumpkin video with ou and promised alternatives today for my Simply Sunday …

There is nothing simpler than a kit that comes right to you and is packed with everything you need to create awesome projects! Here is the first of 4 card designs included in the July 2017 kit …

I actually did the washi tape on the circle first (instead of the stamping) and then placed the circle and “hooray” onto the card so I knew just where I wanted to stamp my starburst images! Then I stamped the little greeting and assembled.

Here is the card from which the circle came from and the second of 4 designs …

The first thing I did on this card was to place the white front onto the blue card base along with the wood mountain, so I could see exactly where I wanted to stamp my clouds. Once I got the first cloud placed, I removed everything and stamped a few more clouds.

The first thing I thought of when I saw this kit was “Shaker Cards” so I teamed that up with the beautiful “Color Theory” bundle. Here is my alternative to the July 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit …

This card was super simple to make! Everything is ready for you … I added a window sheet to the back of the white piece and then wrapped the “Foam Adhesive Strips” around the circle.  I also added some around the edges so everything was at the same height.

The snowflakes were cut from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and highlighted with the Faceted Gems!

Thanks for hanging around today, I hope you enjoyed my vision of this kit! I will be back tomorrow with the second half of the 4 cards.

Have a wonderful evening ~


Todays Stampin’ Supply List …


Positively Paper Pumpkin!

Hello Stampin’ Friends~

Summer is at its peak right now, and working with your Positively Picturesque kit is the perfect way to spend some downtime between your fun summer activities.

Watch this instructional video for tips and tricks!

I love this one! Hope you enjoyed the video!

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday … nothin’ simpler than another version of an already super cute card kit! Won’t want to miss it!!

Thanks for checking in on me today … hope yours is a good one!

Crushin’ Delightful Daisy!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share a card with you that our “Color Theory” Class made on Wednesday night.  What a great night it was … spending an evening stamping with such wonderful people is the main reason I’ve been a demonstrator for over 17 years … Can’t image this business without my stampin’ friends.

Since many of my stampers where at the “Delightful Daisy” class … I thought my first card should be a fun representation of both classes!! I took the designer paper and greeting from the  “Color Theory” Class and of course the “Daisy” punch to create our first card …

I thought the pattern with the white lines would compliment the daisy nicely, so that was my choice. The greeting was stamped in Crushed Curry and die cut from the Ovals Collection.

Of course the double punch of the daisy for layering and then embellished with faceted gem and can be colored with a sharpie.

It was a hit with the class, cute -n- simple! Hope you enjoyed it too!

Thanks much for stopping by …

Hope your Friday is awesome and the perfect kick-off to the weekend!


Positively Picturesque kit

Hello Stampin’ Friends~

Summer is at its peak right now, and working with your Positively Picturesque kit is the perfect way to spend some downtime between your fun summer activities.

Watch this instructional video for tips and tricks!

I love this one! Hope you enjoyed the video!

Thanks for checking in on me today … hope yours is a good one!

Snowflakes in July

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed the beautiful day yesterday! I picked up my sister Eileen and escaped for a little day trip to Baraboo! We did the Circus World Museum and the Merrimac Ferry … it was a good day!

Sunday I shared my Daisy card with you and said I would show you how versatile the Delightful Daisy Designer paper could be, well, I teamed it up with the amazing Colorful Seasons bundle from the Color Theory Suite and here is the result …

At first glance at the designer paper I got the feeling of a pretty snowfall … the beautiful new Tranquil Tide color, adds to the softness of a snowfall. Kind of brought me back to the days when I was a kid and loved to watch the snow first fall.

The greeting comes from the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and was stamped in Tranquil Tide Ink. It was cut out with one of the oval shapes from the Stitched Framelits dies.

I made the snowflakes from the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.  When cutting from the Glimmer paper, I cut from the back (not the glittery side) because it cuts through easier. The new Faceted Gems were added to the snowflakes for even more sparkle and texture.

Another simple layout but the outcome is beautiful. With the heat wave that will soon be upon us … the thought of pretty snowflakes might be a little comforting!

Have a wonderful day, and thanks for stopping by today!