Simply Sunday: New In-Color Introduction …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

First let me wish all of you a Happy Mother’s Day … to all of you who inspire, care for, support and encourage others, this day is for you whether you gave birth or not, because that is what mothers do. It’s your day … enjoy!!

Today I have a special treat for you, 5 cards created with the “Share What You Love” Bundle that showcase our new 2018-2020 In-Colors!!  This is a pretty yet simple card to create, just some turns of that BigShot and your on your way!

Each card is stamped with it’s coordinating color and embossed with the Lovely Floral embossing folder found in the Share What You Love product suite.  Before I embossed the flower on the small square … I cut out the square using the Stitched Shape Framelit Dies.

Here is a photo to show you how I aligned the cardstock into the die so I could emboss the lower left-hand corner … it gives the card a little extra texture!

The folder actually aligns up to the left side of your BigShot platform and your cardstock to the right … now tuck your cardstock down into the folder so the corner sits into the center of the flower. Works great and gives you just that little touch of texture!

Now … let’s see those beautiful new In-Colors close up! These are fun, playful colors you are sure to fall in love with!!

Introducing: LOVELY LIPSTICK: I simply love this fun new color! It’s not quite red or hot pink but somewhere in between to give you a fun … sassy red!

GRAPEFRUIT GROVE … I don’t know how to describe this color other that it really looks like the wonderful grapefruit color you see when you slice open a juicy grapefruit .. YUM!!

PINEAPPLE PUNCH … and speaking of YUM, who doesn’t like pineapple? This color is a soft, sunny yellow that will just bring a smile to your face.

CALL ME CLOVER … Callin’ all lovers of green, you will definately fall for this one, just like laying in a patch of clover on a warm summer day!  Hmmm … does that bring an image to your mind that makes you want to match this up with another new color? Let’s just wait and see!!

BLUEBERRY BUSHEL …  Another yummy color, this warm blue will really remind you of pint of blueberries. I am really liking this one!

Are you in love with the new In-Colors yet?  I am … I really think the new color pallet is new and fresh and just what we needed to compliment our color line.

In addition to new colors, Stampin’ Up! also redesigned our ink pads. The case is a new, more intuitive design and they’ve improved the formula of the ink, as well! No more bubbling!! I know you’ll love that!

I want to thank you for joining me today and taking time out of your day to share it with me.

I wish you a colorful day filled with fun!!




I’m going to miss you when your gone ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Here is a look at some of my favorites that are now leaving … so sad!! We had so much fun with these products …







To see more retiring products, just click the image below …

Thank you for stopping in today and checking out what is going out … Stop back tomorrow for something new!

Have a wonderful day ~

I’m Lucky …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have I have a beautiful card to share with you that is simple in it’s own right yet quite elegant. My card was inspired by fellow demonstrator Rebecca Urban … Her card was so beautiful I didn’t change much.

I decided to use the new Grapefruit Grove for my pop of color. I cased Rebecca’s the layout only changing the placement of the mat on the doily … mine is placed behind the doily, whereas Rebecca had her color on the front, directly behind the greeting. Both of us used the “Share What You Love” Designer paper … just different patterns.

I switched mine up a bit by adding the new “Polka Dot Tulle” ribbon … not available until June 1st but it’s so cute I couldn’t resist!!  And I just had to add the Metal Edged Pearl in the center of my flower, I believe the pearl brings out the pearlescent finish of the doily and designer paper.

Here is the Level 3, or should I say “Got to have it All” bundle!!  This awesome bundle is what I used to create my card.

It is all available to you as a special pre-order … in this kit your FREE gifts include the “Share What You Love” Embellishment Kit, Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes and the “Statement of My Heart” stamp set!!

Thank You so much for stopping by my blog today.

Have a wonderful day!





Color My World ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I don’t know about you … but I can’t believe that we are going into mid-May already!! Have the year is almost past us … where did the time go?

With the time flying by us so quickly, I just wanted to remind you of the retiring products will soon be gone.

Stampin’ Up! is refreshing our color line, when they listed the ones leaving …. I understood! Will I miss some, YES, but I’m much more excited about the new ones coming in!!! Let’s start with the colors that will be leaving …

You knew that the 2016-18 Colors were leaving, but with the color revamp … we have a few more. Don’t be sad about those leaving, you still have time to stock up but Don’t forget your INK REFILL!!

I thought I would miss Elegant Eggplant – until they announced “which one’s were coming BACK” … yes, you heard me correctly! My favorite … Oh My Gosh, I can’t wait to tell you … BLACKBERRY BLISS!!!! I am so excited, I LOVE this color ❤  And Mossy Meadow!! Glad they’re back … here are the rest of the returning colors!!

It’s been about 5 years since we had a color update and 8 years since Stampin’ Up! has done a revamp like we’re seeing now.  I’m excited … the colors are current, fresh and really look good together!  While I’m at it … Let’s look at the new 2018-19 In Colors and NEW Core Colors!

I love that Pineapple Punch!!   Here are both sets of In Colors along with the “Basics” …  these colors have been take out of our Neutrals line which made room for 3 new colors and a warm look in our Neutrals!

Here is the entire grouping of our Color Families … now you can see how beautifully they all coordinate.  Did you notice that Real Red is now in the Rich Regals? That is because our new colors give our Brights a “bright fresh look” … I love it!

 It’s so exciting to share the new colors and the revamp with you.  You have just a few short weeks to pick up those colors that will be retiring but you can also get out your wish list for the beautiful new colors being introduced. I’m happy to see Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow and Poppy Parade return and I can’t wait till you can see such colors like Granny Apple Green, Gorgeous Grape and the new Pineapple Punch … that even sounds yummy!!

Thank you for joining me today!!

See you tomorrow ~






Stampin’ Fun …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So I’ve been asked many times about my Annual Stampin’ Retreats… I host 2 a year, one in the spring and one in the fall which is our Holiday Retreat.  They are different from other retreats as we are all inclusive; your lodging, all of your meals and your projects (and we do plenty!)  The only thing you have to bring is your basic stamping supplies … I bring the rest, which includes your projects prepared for you … a little cutting with the BigShot at times.

Our retreats focus on building knowledge of stamps, accessories, techniques and friendships.  We have many repeat attendees who have become friends!! We enjoy beautiful scenery …

We have guests who have been with us from the very first retreat!! These two ladies … hopped a plane to join us, all the way from Oklahoma!! It was Carolyn’s first retreat but this was Peggy’s third retreat! I am honored that they would come so far to stamp with us …

If you didn’t see my earlier post but each of our guests got a hand made little gift when they arrived in the stamping room …

Filled with some embellishments, Stampin’ Spritzers and a treat … Jelly Belly’s!!  I also had a gift waiting for them in their room that evening …

Each guest got this tote to carry their projects in … I made sure they were larger than 12 x 12 in case any of the ladies had scrapbooking supplies they’d like to carry with them too.

When we were done for the evening … we went back to our house for a treat. When they got to their room, they had another little gift to say “Thank You” … Hugs & Kisses, tucked into our clear boxes and decked out with the new “Share What You Love” Designer Series paper.

Hope you enjoyed spending a little time at our Stamping Retreat … I will be sharing a few more of our projects and some of the Swap Cards!

Have a wonderful day …

Beautiful Butterfly (You Move Me Bundle)

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to not only share one of the amazing cards that we made at our Annual Spring Stamping Retreat but to share my very first video!! Oh my gosh … I can’t believe I finally did this, with more practice I’ll be able to create some really fun information / training videos for you!!

First, let me share the card with you. I bought this stamp set because my Mom loved butterflies, it’s sad she never got to see this (well, maybe she did ❤ ) so this card and my first video are dedicated to my Mom.   Sunday will be our first Mother’s Day without her, so I need to focus on the wonderful moments shared together… with a smile.

I can’t believe this stamp set is on the “Retirement List”!!  Don’t let this one slip by, it is so pretty and you can make any type of card with this bundle.  Below are the three cards we made with the “You Move Me Bundle” … Two of the cards were inspired by fellow stampin’ artists/ demonstrators.

The center card I credit to: Patty Bennett … she used 2 butterflies on her card, I did a single butterfly.  The card on the right, I credit to:Shelly Godby … she used the “Reverse Masking” technique on her card and I used the Marker to Block / Watercolor Technique.  Can you see how different all of these cards are … and all beautiful!!

Now … I must show you how beautiful this butterfly is in movement. Yes, it moves, it flutters!! Just click on the arrow in the center of the picture.

Well now …

I can’t create a beautiful card like this and not decorate the inside. The cute little butterflies come in the stamp set that is included in the bundle. You will need the bundle to make your butterfly or humming bird fly.

I really hope you liked this card and that you enjoyed the video!  If you did, would you please leave a comment … I would love to hear your thoughts.

Just to let you know … the beautiful designer paper used on my cards is already gone from this discontinued list.

Thank you for joining me today.

Have a beautiful day!




Stampin’ Technique: Reverse Masking

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I heard it rained here on Sunday morning … hmmm, I never heard a thing! lol Yesterday I posted two cards that were created by my Retreat Attendee’s for our Swap, and Janet’s card used a technique called Mask Resist. I was asked “how” that is done, so I tried to explain it in my reply but thought I should show you, so I will 🙂

Today the card that I created is using the “Got To Have it All” Bundle …


Use any framelit or die to cut out a circle, oval or other shape using Vellum Paper. I cut my vellum piece the same size as the cardstock I will be stamping on (No Mess!)

Adhere the Vellum Paper “reverse mask” to a piece of cardstock with a very small spot of removable adhesive (I use the retired Stampin’ Up! Dotto).

Without moving the mask, ink your Stampin’ Sponge and sponge within the masked area with a light color, leaving a bit lighter area in the center

Remove the vellum mask (remove any Dotto residue with the Adhesive Eraser) and Stamp a focal point stamp INSIDE masked area onto cardstock… today I used the bonus stamp from the “Got to Have It All” Bundle.

Stamp additional images that overlap the focal area and the white space for added dimension … and a little “Wink of Stella” always adds a sweet little touch of sparkle to your card.

Thank you for hanging out with me today.

Have a wonderful day!