How “Suite” are Peaceful Poppies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

For the past two days, I have been sharing cards created using the Peaceful Poppies and today we’re going to step it up a bit and show you even more of this amazing product suite.  Let me start by sharing a short video … Grab a cup of coffee and join me as we discover the Peaceful Poppies suite …..

You can take your paper crafting to the next level with the Peaceful Poppies Suite by Stampin’ Up!  The Peaceful Poppies Suite has a lot to offer …  It comes with two stamp and die bundles, designer series paper, multiple embellishments, and beautiful poppy elements. Each piece is designed for coordination and beauty to give you an amazing crafting experience.

Can’t wait to show you what I have created ….

This little beauty highlights the stamps and dies of the product suite but there is so much more.  The Peaceful Poppies Suite Bundle includes two stamp set and die bundles for even more fun! The outline poppy images accented by watercolor effects allow you to choose from an array of inspiring coordinating colors to design your projects.

Whether you’re sending a birthday card, your deepest sympathy, or celebrating a friendship, your handmade creations are sure to shine as bright as a field of poppies. And here is a close up of a field of poppies, the border of my card …

There is also a close up of my greeting which was punched with the Timeless label punch. Once it’s cut, you can slide it into the punch and create a totally different look.

The fun little die cut design is a flutter of flowers that I just used to create interest to draw the eye to the circle of poppies.

This is such a fun product suite to play “create” with! And the sentiments are so sweet …. “Life is better with a friend like you”.

Thank you for checking back in today, it is appreciated.

Have a wonderful day ~



Simply Sunday: Peaceful Poppies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying your weekend and you have set aside some “peaceful” time for yourself. Yesterday I shared a card using the Peaceful Poppies bundle.  Today, I will be sharing a few cards that will show how easy it is to create with our Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper.

First, let me share a quick video revealing all the beautiful paper designs …

Stunning, don’t you agree!?  The patterns are so pretty it was hard to pick just 2 for today’s cards. Let me start with the most obvious … the tall water colored poppies.  This one seems to be everyone’s favorite and it’s easy to see why …..

The color combination that I used is one of my favorite; Old Olive and Blackberry Bliss.  These two colors compliment each other so well and they really make the designer paper shine in all it’s glory. A simple  greeting is all you need, and I used the Peaceful Moments Stamp set from the Peaceful Poppies suite and punched with the Timeless Label Punch.

The next pattern is one of my favorites … the field of poppies. Poppies were always a favorite flower of mine, even as a child … my mom had them in the garden, the color is so bold and beautiful.

The poppy also commemorates the sacrifice of so many men and women who have given their lives fighting for their country.  Fitting that I used “sympathy” on this card, but it would be just as pretty as a birthday card.

The Pretty Label punch was used to punch out the sentiment, then I popped on a couple Peaceful Poppies Sequins to anchor the greeting.

Simple, simple cards … all you need is some beautiful designer paper and a couple of punches, that’s all it takes to create these pretty cards.


Thank you so very much for taking time out of your Sunday to join me and explore the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series paper.

I hope you continue to have an amazing day …  I will see you tomorrow with a card created using the Peaceful Poppies product suite.


Guest Stamper: Brenda M … Painted Poppies

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The weekend has begun and I am in my craft room preparing some classes, cards for club and planning my upcoming retreat. Today I have a card to share with you that was made for our Stars team meeting swap by Brenda Morateck … one of my team members.

Brenda used the NEW Painted Poppies bundle. The Painted Poppies Stamp Set is inspired by a field of poppies and features beautiful line-art images you can fill in with your choice of coloring techniques.

Brenda did a color on color technique by stamping the poppy image in Poppy Parade ink onto Poppy Parade cardstock… then brought some color by stamping a background of Poppy Parade and Crushed Curry and then stamping the field of poppies across the top of it.

So pretty in it’s simplicity … So much more can be done when you add the coordinating dies. Create labels, tags, gorgeous poppies and leaves, a swirly frame, and more for handmade cards, tags, and other fun paper crafts using the Painted Labels Dies.

Thank you so very much for checking in with me today …

I hope you have a wonderful day


The Sale-a-Bration Begins …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a great new card to share with you today. On New Years Eve day I shared a fabulous new bundle with you …

and today I’m going to step it up using the same “So Sentimental” bundle and “Lily Impressions” Designer Series paper! As I said the other day the So Sentimental stamp set and Stitched So Sweetly Dies are a perfect pair and I’m so excited that they were bundled together. You can use this team with any designer paper and / or use it in combination with one of your favorite stamp sets.

Here is another pattern in the Lily Impressions Designer paper … and a real focus on the dies!!  I’m cutting the beautiful designer paper with one of the rectangular dies included and my greeting is highlighted with two dies that layer perfectly together.

Here’s a quick reminder of the fun and benefits of Sale-a-bration ….

YOU can earn a FREE product every time you reach a threshold. For example, if you spend $150, you can then choose three level 1 items or one level 1 and one level 2.  Having 2 Levels gives you more flexibility to choose what you want, and the choice to pick products at a higher value.  See Levels / Amounts Below.


Level 1

Level 2




Beginning January 3, 2020, hosts with qualifying orders ($300) will receive the exclusive Little Ladybug Stamp Set! This is above the rest of your Hostess gifts. Plus you will receive a special gift from me and all of the projects I demonstrate at your party!! Let’s gather and have some fun … then we’ll sit down and pick out all your free goodies!!

Anyone who joins Stampin’ Up! as an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator between January 3–March 31, 2020, will receive the Mini Paper Cutter, 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper sampler, and their choice of stamp set*. / *Host stamp sets and Sale-A-Bration stamp sets not included.

This is the perfect opportunity to open that door and explore what may be waiting for you! You can take this ride and make it your own, or you can sit back and relax and just savor the discount while enjoying all the benefits that every demonstrator enjoys … let’s talk!  I’ll put on the coffee, let’s see what happens.

One last look at our card today …

Thank you so much for stopping by today, and let me know if I can help you with your Sale-a-bration order, or if your ready to host a stamp party!

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … You’ll choose a FREE Sale-a-bration Item with each $50 (before S&H) from either the Jan-June 2020 Mini Catalog or the Annual Catalog. You will also earn a Virtual Rewards Point from me to put towards a FREE Stamp Set of your choice for each $50!! Double the goodies.


Today is the last day … Take a look back at my Fav’s!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s here … that last day we can order from the Holiday catalog! It’s a sad day to see some of our favorites leaving us, so if there is something you just have to have, let’s do it today…. or it won’t be there tomorrow.

What was your favorite? I know … there are too many to name but I will share one of my fav’s. Oh you knew it would be one of the Halloween sets.  Actually .. it’s an entire suite! MONSTER BASH … I just love it!! There are so many fun projects and cards you can make with this one, and here are a few …

Let’s start with the fun little Coffin Boxes …

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My grandkids got a thrill out of these little treat boxes. What a cute way to stash a treat!


2019 Sept. Paper Pumpkin & Coffin Box

Here are a couple of the quick -n- easy cards that I made with the suite contents … stamps, paper, fun!

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Are you ready to step it up a bit?

Here is one of the “Double Z-Fold Technique” cards I made with my stamp clubs …

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We also did a couple “W-Fold Technique” cards in my stamp clubs. These are so cool and a fun way to display all of the cute images from this bundle …

Fully open …

We even used the Monster Bash Designer paper with the Mini Curvy Keepsake boxes to create more little treat giving projects! Fun little gifts to give the kiddo’s for place on your co-workers desk…

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I must say that I love the glitz and beautiful holiday bundles they had this year, so many to choose from. One of my favorite stamp sets that is leaving for good is one that was on my “Must Have” list. Here are a few that I created with the GOD’S PEACE Stamp set …

Thanks for taking the time to check out my favorites today. Please let me know if I can help you pick up your favorites before they are gone for good.

Have a great day, I’ll see you tomorrow with a great card I created with another of my fav’s… this one from the NEW Jan-June 2020 Holiday Catalog.

Guest Stamper: Debi K. Sneak Peek!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

And a Happy New Year to you and your family!! I hope your 2020 is amazing beyond expectations… healthy and happy.

Today I have a cute card to share that was made by one of my Star’s team members, Debi Krebsbach for our Star’s Christmas Party swap.  I was so excited to see all the swaps, and I will share those with you as well … this one however, I do not have the stamp set (yet) and I love it!!  It’s the new “Music From the Heart” stamp set found on page 57 of your 2020 Jan-June Mini Catalog.

Debi spritzed her background with alcohol and a few drops of Balmy Blue ink refill in the Stampin’ Spritzer.  Once she stamped her staff on her spritzed cardstock … she “tore” the cardstock to the desired shape. I love it … tearing is an old technique you don’t always see anymore, because we are pretty much caught up in all the fun “die cutting”.

She then stamped her “Clef Note” … whew, I remember that from grade school!! And fussy cut it out.

Love this stamp set and I thank Debi for sharing it with all of us.

Thank you for joining me this New Years Day!

See you tomorrow ~

New Mini Catalog Sneak Peek: So Sentimental Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my gosh … this is the last time I’ll be posting this year! We have come to the end … but not to worry, I have plenty to share with you in 2020, including some great classes, events, retreats, more cards & projects and some amazing specials!!

Today I’m sharing a card I’ve created with a leftover piece from the Kerchief Card Kit I showed you yesterday.  I just flipped over one of their pre-stamped greetings, which made it the prefect time to introduce  you to the So Sentimental Bundle that will be available January 3rd, 2020 in the Jan-June Mini Catalog (I’ll call it our Spring Mini or just the Mini Catalog).

I have an obsession with “Sentiment” stamp sets … you can never have to many right!? And this is a good one, and to make it even better, Stampin’ Up! paired it with the Stitched so Sweetly Dies. These dies pair nicely with the stamp set but can be used on any card or project your working on … this is what I call “the best value bundle” … both stamps and dies can be used on anything for everything!

I thought you would also love a peek at another Sale-a-bration FREE Item!!  This beautiful designer series paper “Lily Impressions” has impressionistic images with rich colors that create an elegant background … PERFECT for my “sentimental” stamp set!!

I used Grapefruit Grove cardstock and ribbon to highlight the touch of Grapefruit Grove in the designer paper.  I created this combination because if you purchase the “So Sentimental” Bundle and the Grapefruit Grove ribbon … you will get the beautiful “Lily Impressions” Designer Series Paper for FREE.  You will also receive a Virtual Rewards Point too!  I will be sharing more with you from this amazing trio in the future.

Thanks for hanging out with me on the last day of the year, it’s been a pleasure.  I’ll be back tomorrow with another “peek” into the catalog.

Happy New Year!!

Items shown in today’s blog post will be available for purchase January 3rd, 2020 …