Twinkle Twinkle Christmas in July!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Fridays are always fantastic and so is the card I’m going to share with you today!  Yesterday I shared another card from the Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper and I said that this beautiful paper is so versatile you could even make a Christmas card with it, sooooooooooooooo

Yup … there it is! I took one of my favorite designer papers (Twinkle Twinkle) and teamed it up with one of the Hottest Christmas sets last year – the Star of Light stamp set. I still love this stamp set, it is stunning and the verses are just beautiful!! It’s so pretty!!

You will also notice that I used the same punch as yesterday … the Detailed Trio punch. So the same punch but with a totally new look. I think that it really added a nice dimension for the greeting.

My Holiday Retreats attendees know I love my bling, so I decided to started early this year and added the Silver Glimmer paper to my card which really gives me … Christmas in July ❤ If you think this card looks good here, you should see it in your hands … the sparkle, oh my! It’s gorgeous!!

Oh … and sparkle, I added some Rhinestones to really put this card over the top glitz!! Wooo Hooo!

Thank you for visiting me today and checking out my blog! Don’t forget the Designer paper is on sale right now. I have them all listed below for you to view  🙂

Thanks again and enjoy your day!!





Designer Paper Party!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Last night I hosted my “Designer Paper” class.  It was a fun night with wonderful ladies … lots of laughs but we still managed to make our cards!!  The focus was on paper techniques and folds because of the Buy One Get One FREE promotion from Stampin’ Up!

I love using designer paper … it can take you from Quick -n- Easy (still beautiful) to Upscale -n- Elegant!! Here is a card that we made last night, and if there is a name for this technique I don’t know what it is, what I do know is that I’ve been wanting to try this for a long time … and it’s EASY!!

This is another great way to use up your scraps!! Cut them into squares, use the new triple punch which has the corner rounder and viola … a quick and cute card!!  The pretty patterns in the Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper are perfect for any style card … I love babies, but let’s think outside of the box. I think it’s perfect for birthday”s, graduations and more – why I bet you could even make a Christmas card out of it!!

The greeting comes from the “Detailed With Love” stamp set, you’ve seen me use this before and you can find it on page 39 of the Annual Catalog. It has great sentiments and pretty elements in it!  Better yet, it’s part of the bundle with the punch!! When you purchase the Detailed Trio Punch and the Detailed with Love stamp set as a bundle … you can save 10%!!

Love this shot …it really shows the dimension on this card.  I’ve also added a little bling to the card … of course!  The new Silver Bakers Twine (Pool Party) and the Faceted Gems, which I think are fabulous and so happy they stayed in the catalog another year 🙂

I thank you for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed the card!

Have a great day ~



Don’t throw those scraps away …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

What do you do with those strips of designer paper after making a card … toss them?  Oh no!!  Today I have the perfect card that you can create with those left over scraps from your other card or scrapbook projects.

The strips of designer paper comes from the Brights and 2018-2020 In-Color Collections … aren’t they pretty!! The greeting comes from the Calligraphy Essentials stamp set found on page 11 of the Annual Catalog!

To create the multi-colored greeting the following markers where used directly onto the stamp: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Daffodil Delight, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party and Highland Heather.

The Delightfully Detailed Designer Specialty paper was tucked behind the greeting to add some beautiful texture to the card.

So … before you throw those scraps away, think of how you can utilize them on your next card.

Thanks much for stopping by, enjoy your day ~


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Technique Tuesday: ECLIPSE

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you get a chance to view my post yesterday? If not, check it out … if you did, think about it!! Later in the week I’ll share a story with you, but for today we’re going to examine the “Eclipse Technique”.

The Eclipse technique can be very simple, from using a punch to exploring your creativity with the use of the BigShot! We all love our BigShots ❤  I will be sharing a simple punched version  … plus a video created by Stampin’ Up! that also features this technique.

The easiest way to create the Eclipse card is to use Designer Series paper (and wow …it’s on sale!!) But not to worry because I’ll be showing some fun additions to really create a big fun wow!!  I’m using the “Tropical Escape” Designer paper and the “Cat” punch … my granddaughter loves kitties so this cute card is for her.

I left an edge showing around my “eclipse” just as Brandy did in the video … I like the look of layering and I used the Blushing Bride which coordinates with the designer paper. I then embossed the “Smoky Slate” background with the new “Scattered Sequins” embossing folder and touched it up with the “Wink of Stella” to give it a bit of glitz!

Speaking of glitz … I added one of the Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems! I was worried that the two pinks would clash but they actually looked fine. I chose the shape that looks like the sequins!

To finish off the card, I used the “Celebrate You” thinlits and popped them up as well. It just really completes the card and balances out the texture on the card.

Thank you for checking out my blog today!

I wish you a very happy day ~

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Absolutely Amazing …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed your weekend … a holiday weekend for some of you! Our fireworks were a bit on the fence as storms blew threw around 6 pm. A bit delayed but fireworks non-the less!  I had a fairly quiet weekend, mostly stamping and doing some upcoming classes planning.

Today I’d like to share with you an absolutely amazing opportunity. During the month of July, Stampin’ Up! is giving all new demonstrators (don’t let that word scare you) a FREE gift! They are giving everyone who purchases the Starter Kit a FREE color family of the New Ink Pads!! Your choice of course!

That is a $67.50 FREE and is over and above the $125 worth of product you get to choose for only $99.  Shipping is FREE too so you’re saving another 10%. This is just the beginning of the amazing deals … you’ll be astonished at the doors that open when you choose to join the Stampin’ Up! & Stars family.

There are pre-orders, like the upcoming Holiday Catalog available for us to purchase in August, Sneak peeks, free catalogs, access to exclusive stampin’ websites & blogs to name a few perks!

Why I think NOW is the perfect time ….I want YOU to come celebrate Stampin’ Up!s 30th Anniversary with me, my Stars group and Stampin’ Up! in Orlando, Florida this November!!

This is going to be the biggest party of the year!! And it is exclusive to demonstrators.  I plan on going a few days early to enjoy the sights. Many demonstrators plan their family vacations around these events.

LET’S CHAT . . . Right Now for only $99 your entire kit is valued at over $200!! (That’s a 50% Savings!) You can contact me at … 262-334-1009  or email: or just message me below and I will contact you to answer any questions or concerns that you may have. AND after you join, I will be here to help guide you so you can get the maximum benefits that Stampin’ Up! demonstrators enjoy!

THANK YOU for taking the time to review the entire blog, If you’re already love the product and are buying it anyway, why not try out the benefits &, savings … you may be surprised!! It’s my 18th year!!

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Technique Tuesday post 🙂

Simply Sunday: Butterfly Kisses

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you’ve had time to enjoy this beautiful weekend! I’ve been busy stamping, planning classes and visiting with my great grandbabies! Life is good!!

Today’s card features the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Paper … in fact, because of the sale, the last few days have featured our designer papers!! This quick card just takes a few runs through the BigShot and you’re pretty much done.

The “dots” on my designer paper inspired me to continue the circles in my design, so I cut out a Whisper White and a Soft Sea Foam with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The double cut “hollow” circle is done in the new Gray Granite color, which is also the base of our card.

I did tuck a little Soft Sea Foam behind the designer paper to tie in our major circle which highlights the butterfly.  Our butterfly comes from the Springtime Impressions Framelits and is cut from the Petal Pink.

To make this beautiful butterfly “pop” even more … I added the Basic Pearls, another item I always keep handy in my stampin’ stash!! You can see that my color pallet came from the Twinkle Twinkle designer paper … takes all the stress out of coordinating your projects.

My greeting comes from the Twinkle Twinkle stamp set, I just omitted everything but the “love you” by covering the stamp with Washi Tape!! Once the stamp is inked … just peel off the washi tape 🙂

This designer paper may have the intention of “baby” but let your imagination go wild and use your designer papers for any application!!” You may find that it’s just the touch you need.

I appreciate you spending a part of your Sunday with me and checking out my blog.

Have an awesome Sunday ~

Thank you,

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Welcome Sweet Baby

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a sweet baby card for you featuring the new Twinkle Twinkle bundle on pages 82 and 83 of the 2018-19 Annual Catalog.

This sweet stamp set caught my eye the first time I looked at it, it’s perfect for welcoming a new baby into the family and I think it will work for many other occasions as well (I’ll be sharing some of those with you!)

Now … I have always loved the “quilted” look that you can do with your Simply Score, however, now we have the new “Tufted” embossing folder and it makes this look super simple!!  Just check this out …

I used the beautiful star pattern in (one of my favorite new colors) Soft Seafoam … it is so pretty and delicate and perfect for a new baby ❤ I added the pearls in each of the exposed “tufts” to make this card a “keepsake” card. Will you be using a lot of your pearls … well, 39 to be exact but I don’t forsee anyone making too many of these! 😉

My greeting is from the coordinating stamp set and is cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  These are my “go to” dies … I use them all the time!!

Inside you will see …

I incorporated the coordinating “Twinkle Builder” punch that is included in the bundle to dress up the inside of my card and a strip of the Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series paper.

You can also see from this angle that I “popped up” my entire front of the designer paper and the greeting… it adds so much dimension yet does not compete with the pretty pearls on the front.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and I would love it if you could leave a message in the comment section or just click the like button … I appreciate that. It helps my blog become more available in search engines … so others can fine me 🙂

Enjoy this beautiful day … I’ll be back tomorrow to show you another way you can use this great bundle.

Thank you ~

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