JOY in Silver & Gold

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you enjoyed yesterday’s video … Today I have a stunning card created with the Year of Cheer Product Suite.

I created this card for our 2017 Annual Holiday Stampin’ Retreat … it truly highlights many of the wonderful products from the suite.

Done is Silver and Gold this card is sure to add glitz to the holiday. The pretty pattern from the designer paper was the basis of the card. I also wanted to showcase the Snowflake folder so we embossed it in silver. A strip of gold washi tape ties the two pieces together.

Next, I wanted to create a focal point for the card … the greeting!  I stamped a snowflake in silver and set aside to dry. (You can heat set to dry as well) Once dry, I stamped the greeting in gold (or VersaMark) and then heat embossed it with gold embossing powder.

I used the Circle Framelit dies to cut out my greeting and then cut a scalloped edge circle in gold to mat the greeting and tie it all together with the other silver and gold.

To complete the card, we cut one of the beautiful Foil Snowflakes in half and adhered it over the washi tape … yet it allowed that touch of gold to still be seen. I cased portions of this card from one I found on Pinterest.

Hope you enjoyed the card and got a glimpse of how all these products go together so beautifully. I have another for you tomorrow… we’ll celebrate in Champagne!

Thank you for stopping by today!

Have yourself a wonderful Friday ~

Year of Cheer …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back today with a quick video that highlights an amazing bundle!

Intricate designs, elegant foil–the Year of Cheer suite by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for metallic, wintry projects. Stampin’ Up! trainer, Holly, shows you the products that make up the Year of Cheer suite, as well as several festive and fun project ideas.


To order your own Year of Cheer suite contact me or go directly to my website:

If you like what you see here, wait to you see the cute projects I’ve come up with using the great product from this suite! Stop back tomorrow for your first glance!

Thanks from sharing a part of your day with me today, and I’ll see you again tomorrow 🙂





Simply Sunday

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Another quick post today … Yesterday Mom was admitted back into the hospital because she was not feeling good at all. We are still waiting for official word of what may have caused this again.

She looked better when I left last night than she did in the morning when my daughter took her in. So our hopes are high…. next we schedule a biopsy.

I know I’ve been busy but I still have a lot of Holiday Cards ready to share … gather your friends and let’s get together to see these products in action. I would love to be a part of your holiday preparations!


We can do an in-home party where you invite your friends over to stamp and see all the Holiday supplies, or you can host a book or On-line party.  Contact me at or call 262-334-1009 to schedule some fun!

Thank you for stopping by today ~

It is truly appreciated.


Warmth of the Season

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hearts Come Home for Christmas bundle … one of my favorites in the Holiday Catalog.  You’ve seen the video, you saw Kris’s swap and now I have one of our Retreat cards to share with you.

My color pallet was simple; Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler and Silver…

I also used Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper to create the snow effect. The silver glimmer paper was used behind the houses and in our snowflake.

The ink coordinates (Cherry Cobbler) with our designer paper … and the greeting comes from the stamp set that is included in our bundle.

Simple layout with stunning results!  Stop back tomorrow and see what I’ve done with this bundle… it will really shake things up!

Till then …

Have an awesome day!

Hearts Come Home ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a beautiful card created from the Hearts Come Home bundle by Guest Stamper: Kris H. so today I’d like to share a video!

Check out the video and then stop back tomorrow as I share one of the cards we created at retreat, you’ll fall in love!

Stampin’ Up! trainer shows some of the adorable projects you can create with this exclusive bundle

All hearts come home at Christmas! Share the warmth of the season when you create cards, gift tags, and more with the Hearts Come Home Stamp Set and the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies (save 10% when you buy them together in a bundle!).

Let me know if you have any questions, if not, be sure to stop back so I can share with you a special card I created for our Holiday Stamping Retreat.

Thank you for sharing a part of your Thursday with me!

Have a great day!

Guest Stamper: KRIS H.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share another one of the cards that my Retreat Attendee’s made for their swap. I’m so glad that I did not have to vote, because these cards were awesome.

My guest stamper today is Kris H. She used the “Hearts Come Home” bundle and teamed it with the “Hearth and Home” dies! Clever … right!!

I love the look of this card and the warmth of the season that it that it illuminates.

I think I’ll have to pull out my Hearth and Home die and create a few of these myself.  Can you image using the Santa stamp from the “Hearts Come Home” stamp set and having him soaring through the sky while looking out your window!

The possibilities are endless!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog today.

Have a warm and wonderful day ~


To You, With Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Thank you so much for such a warm welcome back! The visits to my blog yesterday were almost double of what they have been … that is so sweet. I’d like to welcome my new readers and thank all of you who stop in daily, and those of you who share this blog with your friends. Please … feel free to share, that is what our stamping is all about.

Some of you who know me from my classes, clubs and retreats know that my family has been going through a hard time right now. My dear sister and my sister-in-law are fighting against cancer, my Mom was taken to the hospital shortly after we returned from retreat for what we thought was pneumonia, only to learn she has a mass on her lung …. we are still waiting to see if that is cancerous or not. My 26 year old nephew is also fighting something in his lungs. The doctors do not know what it is, but he is going in for a biopsy today. And my niece has Cystic Fibrosis – had her 2nd lung transplant this year … just found out she has an infection in her lung … but NO Rejection – so that is good.  We are all praying hard and are keeping a positive attitude! No negative feelings allowed 🙂 So don’t be surprised if I skip a day or two, but my stamping keeps me in a happy place, it is something that my sister and I do together!

I do have a card to share with you today. I couldn’t miss sharing the only stamp left in the Festive Phrases stamp set, so here it is … To You, With Love.


As with the last two cards from Festive Phrases that I shared with you, this card also used the Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper. Don’t you just love all the different patterns, and many can be used for other holidays or everyday for that matter. The cute hearts are die cut from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlets Dies.

I kept the layouts for each of these cards simple, because when it comes to making many cards for an event or occasion, simple is best but by no means does it mean not as cute …. because these are cute!


So here is a look at all of the 4 cards I created with just one stamp set, 2 different designer papers and only a few other embellishments!

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Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I hope you enjoyed the cards created with the Festive Phrases stamp set. I’m sure I’ll be playing with these again!

Have a happy day ~


Sorry I cannot post my supply list … this stupid WordPress won’t let me! I’ll keep working on it but I’ve already been trying for 45 minutes with no luck.


Simply Sunday: Merry & Bright

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you’ve been having a nice weekend.  I am back with a cute -n- easy card created with the same stamp set as our cute little elf … Festive Phrases.  This is truly a fun and versatile stamp set.

I also stayed with the same designer series paper … “Christmas Around the World”.  So many patterns that are perfect for that old fashioned Christmas.

The pattern I used also has the little Christmas lights and a few trees – which I highlighted with the Wink of Stella … I wish the photo would have picked that up.  I also added the Wink of Stella to the bulbs on the greeting and around the “Bright”. It really adds a special touch of sparkle!

The little glow around the lights was created with the same color inks I colored the bulbs and sponge daubers … you need a light touch so it doesn’t get too dark 🙂  My colors are: Garden Green, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Dapper Denim.

Thank you so very much for sharing a part of your day with me.

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Happy Holidays & Stampin’ Blends!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a card that I created using a really fun stamp set and the just released Stampin’ Blends!! Pairing these two together was double the fun!!

I began by stamping the cute little elf onto Whisper White … I’ve been waiting to use this one!! Then I colored my elf with the Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blends pairs.

I used the technique of laying the light colored alcohol ink (Stampin’ Blends) and then the darker color. I then go back and use the lighter color to blend the two colors seamlessly … oh it’s fun. Don’t you love the way his hair is highlighted … wooo hooo!

I chose the “Christmas Around the World” Designer Series paper because it has that old fashioned “retro” look just like our little elf!! Then just a block of cardstock on two corners to draw your eye to the focal point.

The elf itself was double stamped … then the greeting was cut out and popped up to give more dimension. He is just toooo stinkin’ cute! A simple layout but oh so effective to send a Happy Holidays!

Thanks so much for stopping in to check out today’s project, I hope you enjoyed it.

Have a great day … we are one day closer to the weekend!!



Snow Globe – Shaker Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend … Sunday turned out to be a beautiful fall day.

Today I want to share with you another retreat card … a shaker card! Our afternoon session include 3 cards that we created using the “Hearts Come Home” bundle. My mission was to show them how quick and easy you can create a shaker card.

Our background comes from the Merry Music Designer Specialty Paper. Using the Layering Circles Framelits dies, we cut 1 white and 1 window sheet from the same size circle. Then we took the scallop circle and the circle one size smaller that our precut circles, and layered them together before cutting to create our frame.

On the white circle, we stamped our house in Black and then our Santa in Smoky Slate. Our next step was to attach the foam adhesive strips to the outer edge of the white circle. Once applied, you can fill this with whatever you’d like … we used a large glitter and Red Glimmer hearts.

Once you have filled your “well” … remove the top layer off the adhesive strip and drop the window sheet over the top – press to seal. Next, we glued the frame onto the window sheet.

To create a snowglobe … I used the Everyday Label punch!! This is the punch that we used on the Merry Little Christmas Suite cards. Our  greeting was heat embossed in white and then the punch was aligned (1/2 way into the cardstock) to create the base… then punch!

Use the adhesive strip to mount the base onto the front of the card so it’s the same height as the globe.

Everybody loves getting Shake Cards, and now you know how to make a Snowglobe Shaker …. quick -n- easy!

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me and visiting my blog.

Have yourself a great day!

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Simply Sunday: Special Delivery

Hello Stampin Friends ~

Today I have another card I’d like to share from our Annual Holiday Retreat, and it comes from the Merry Little Christmas Suite like yesterday’s card. We will also be using the Merry Little Labels and Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper.

It’s fun to see how different your cards can look even when you are using some of the same supplies! The greeting I chose was the “Special Delivery” … I did this in the “Chalkboard” technique … I thought it looked a little Old World Style …

I’m also introducing a touch of Real Red in honor the big man’s suit, and a little sparkle for the holiday. I also embossed with the “Brick” embossing folder … not just to add a touch of texture but to reference the chimneys that Old Saint Nick climbs down each Christmas eve.

I borrowed the snowflake from the Seasonal Layers Thinlets, because I know, many of my stampin’ friends / customers have the Colorful Seasons Bundle so it’s a great way to show how to blend bundles and use your stamping supplies to their full potential.

I hope you have enjoyed today’s card and the reasoning behind some of the choices I made to create this card … the holiday’s are so fun and the perfect time to unleash your creativity!

Thank you for checking in with me today.

I hope you are having a good one ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List ….

Merry Little Christmas Suite …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share with you another one of our retreat cards. This card comes from the Merry Little Christmas Suite!

This masculine style card was quick -n- easy and a big hit at retreat. Our background comes from the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series paper. We then cut a snow bank our of a piece of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper.

Next, we used the tree dies from the Card Front Builder Thinlits Die and cut them out of Old Olive to give the card a fun pop of color.

The “Let it Snow” was stamped in Memento Ink onto Whisper White cardstock and then punched with the “Everyday Label” punch. A piece of Old Olive was punched to mask the greeting and again, add that nice touch of color.

We created 4 quick -n- easy cards that were tucked into one of the Acetate Card Boxes. This makes a perfect little gift for a teacher or neighbor … or keep them protected for yourself!

Hope you enjoyed today’s peek into our Saturday morning retreat stampin’ session. I’ll be back tomorrow with one more …

Till then, enjoy your weekend!

Thanks for stopping by.

Here is a quick list of the products used for our card today …


Quilted Christmas Guest Stamper

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m not only going to share with you my Quilted Christmas creation for our Holiday Retreat but one of the swap cards that was done by one our attendees! Two … Two … Two times more fun!

We’re going to begin with our Attendee Swap and  Guest stamper: Cindy C.  We were lucky that Cindy chose the Quilted Christmas as her swap because then our guests had yet another sample from this fabulous suite!

If you like quick and simple cards for your Christmas cardmaking, this card may be a good choice for you. It’s so cute and with the patterned designer paper, it’s going to be fun and easy to recreate.

Our next card utilized the coordinating die set … I wanted to show our guests how easy it was to use these framelits dies in unison with the designer paper.

The frame was cut out of Real Red using “what I call” the main quilting design from the set. The green plaid was cut with a secondary piece, what’s neat about this one is it fits with the red frame and leaves a stitching look on it.

The white and green designer paper is just a square cut to the size of the red piece. Once we glued this together (Let Dry) we ran it through the BigShot using the Quilt Top Impressions folder … it looks so cool!!

The additional die cut flower comes from the framelits set and the greeting from the stamp set. I LOVE BUNDLES & Suites!! Having “everything” coordinate makes your cardmaking so much easier.

There is so much more you can do with the Quilted Christmas product suite that I have decided to do an additional class! Watch my blog or check out my website for upcoming classes!

Thanks so much for hanging around with me and waiting for this second look at our Quilted Christmas portion of my Holiday Retreat.

Have a wonderful day ~

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Quilted Christmas Suite …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared our Retreat welcome and a touch of our Friday evening celebration, but now it’s time to open up the bags and break out the stamping!!

We kicked off our stamping with the Quilted Christmas Suite … it has everything coordinating and fun!! And with our Retreat Theme: Home for the Holiday’s … Our first two cards were 3 x 3 note cards (for gifting).

We used the Quilted Christmas 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper and the totally fun Stitched Felt Embellishments!

We continued with another 3 x 3 note card and them embellished the Pizza Box to coordinate with our cards.  The perfect gift for a teacher, co-worker, your quilting friends … any friends, or yours to keep!

For the Pizza Box … we broke out the coordinating dies and cut out … do you believe this, a coordinating pattern to give our paper dimension!

This is an amazing suite of products that coordinate perfectly and bridges the quilting world with the stamping world.

This is just the tip of the iceberg … stop back tomorrow as I share another project we did with this suite and one of our Swap Cards!!

Thank you for stopping by today …

Hope your day is a good one!

Here are all the great products we used for todays projects! Just click on them to begin your shopping … or contact me anytime!


Fresh Fig Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share the last of my cards from the Snowflake Sentiments Showcase, and it will be a vertical card verses the horizontal layout I have been using.

My color pallet is very simple for this card with Fresh Fig and Whisper White with a touch of Silver … oh so classy! You can see how sweetly the silver snowflakes fit into the die cut edgelit.

The snowflakes were embellished with a pretty bow made from the Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon. Just the sound of Fig reminds me of Christmas, and our greeting “Wrapped in the Warmth of Christmas” brings back memories of Figgy Pudding (well … at least in the movies!) lol

The greeting was heat embossed with Silver emboss powder to coordinate with our Silver Foil paper. To add a touch of texture, I used the “Softly Falling” embossing folder.

Wow … that’s it.  A simply elegant style card created with the warm color of fig and a touch of silver glam!

Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit my blog. It’s greatly appreciated. I have listed the ingredients to the card below.

Have a special day ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …