Two 4 Tuesday: It’s a Boy! … It’s a Girl!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you someone who likes fun, unique cards? Well … today I have two whimsical cards to share with you. Dinosaurs are making a come back, and they are cuter than ever. I’m thrilled to share with you two sweet little cards I created to welcome a new baby.  With the rise in popularity in dinosaurs again, these cute little creatures arrived just in time.

On my take on the “It’s A Boy” card, I incorporated almost all of the products included in the Dinoraur product suite; stamps, dies, designer paper and embellishments.  This little guy is ready to great the world.  The designer paper on both cards are the background, and on this card I teamed it up with Pretty Peacock cardstock & ink.

My “It’s a Girl” card is created using the help from the “Little Twinkle” stamp set.  I embossed the greeting in Flirty Flamingo and dipped it into Clear Embossing powder and heated it up to a shiny creation!  After stamping the broken egg … I added some of the bling from the Noble Peacock Rhinestones. We girls like our bling …

Quick, cute and creative really describes these non-traditional baby cards. They are too cute not to fall in love with … just like the new little ones that come into our life.

Hope you enjoyed todays Two 4 Tuesday post and my twist on It’s a Boy … It’s a Girl cards.

Thanks much for stopping by.  Enjoy the day.



The World Needs More of You ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I spent most of mine working (no … not stamping) but I did get to spend some much needed time going through my stamp sets. Woooo … I found at least 20 stamp sets that are now retired but I NEVER used! How sad is that!! I could be your benefit though … I’ll let you know soon what I will be doing with those stamp sets.

Today I have a wonderful card I’d like to share using the Free As A Bird Bundle … I’m showcasing the stamp set, dies and designer paper on this card. I chose my designer paper pattern with the birds and hand cut them out, then the flip side of that design is the one that I also used as my background.

I used Early Espresso as my card base and a Whisper White mat behind the pink polka dot designer paper… don’t you love the way espresso and pink go together?  Next, I used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and cut out the center… I stamped my greeting in Early Espresso onto Whisper White and popped up the entire front which created depth and dimension on the card.

The addition of the birds that I had cut out earlier framed the greeting and highlighted the stitching of the Nested Label die cut.

Who do you know that would like / love this card… it’s fairly easy to create, so don’t disappoint them, get your goodies to create this card today,

Thank you for stopping by today ~

Happy Monday!!



Bird Ballad Laser Cut Card

Hello Stampin’  Friends ~

Today I have a beautiful card to share with you that comes from the Bird Ballad Suite of products.  I will be using the pretty Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards & Tin.  This would make a perfect gift for a stamping friend … or you could make up the cards and gift it complete to someone who doesn’t stamp. Or … Gift it to yourself, how fun would that be.

The Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin includes 18 lacy laser-cut cards with envelopes (Very Vanilla) and the lovely storage tin….

The card itself is simple to create since the base is already … just add a touch of color with the Petal Pink cardstock. To adhere I added a small amount of adhesive around the edges so it holds onto the laser cut card front.

My next step was to cut out one of the pretty birds from the Bird Ballad designer series paper… and popped it up with the Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. I stole my greeting from the Good Morning Magnolia stamp set and stamp the Hello in Mossy Meadow onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.

I traced the scallop on the envelope onto the designer paper and cut it out to add a pop of color onto the envelope. So there may be a little cutting involved but I see it as relaxing.

Pretty simple right? And totally gorgeous. You could use any suite in the catalog to compliment the Bird Ballad Laser Cut Cards, and if you want, gift it in the beautiful tin it comes in.

Thank you so much for joining me today.

Hope you have a beautiful day.





Which is your favorite bundle?

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Let’s have a little fun today! I’m showcasing bundles from the new Annual Catalog and I would like to know which one is “YOUR” favorite … These are all bundles the I have posted my creations since the release of the catalog. If I haven’t featured your favorite, please let me know.  You can put your answers in the “Reply” box below.  Thank you!!


Lets begin …

Sailing Home Bundle 151066

The Sailing Home Bundle includes the Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set and the Smooth Sailing Dies. Whether you’re sailing home or going off to new adventures, the images and sentiments in the Sailing Home Stamp Set will inspire you on your journey.

Royal Peacock Bundle 151100

The Royal Peacock Bundle includes the Royal Peacock Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Detailed Peacock Dies. Wow! Just look at the peacock in the Royal Peacock Stamp Set—isn’t it divine? Imagine all the fun projects you’ll be able to create with it!


Good Morning Magnolia Bundle 151087

The Good Morning Magnolia Bundle includes the Good Morning Magnolia Cling Stamp Set and the Magnolia Memory Dies. The Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set features a gorgeous magnolia for your wow projects!


Dino Days Bundle 151139

The Dino Days Bundle includes the Dino Days Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Dino Dies. The Dino Days Stamp Set is sure to be a favorite for kids (and the young at heart).

Free As A Bird Bundle 151123

The Free As a Bird Bundle includes the Free As a Bird Cling Stamp Set and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. Ooooh, the birds in the Free As A Bird Stamp Set are so cuuuute! Send them to all your friends because they deserve it.

These are only 5 of the 29 amazing bundles in the new Annual Catalog!  Please let me know what your favorite is, even if I have not showcased it today. There are many more in the catalog that I have to get my hands on yet!

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog post today, and to vote!  I will be back tomorrow to share another special project created with the FREE AS A BIRD product suite.

Have a wonderful day! … Don’t forget to vote below!

Today’s Stamping Inspirations ….

The “Suite” Bundles gives you a coordinating selection of products with one simple purchase. It includes the stamp set and tool (punch or dies) bundle at 10% off plus one each of the other items shown. 



Happy Birthday Magnolia Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have a beautiful card to share with you today since I missed you yesterday.  Came down with something on Saturday and it knocked me out … I’ve been sleeping ever since!  Today’s card is another from the Magnolia family and you are sure to all in love with it.

It’s pretty simple to make and we begin with the Magnolia 3D embossing folder. It’s easy to make a great impression! Just place flat cardstock in this embossing folder, run it through a die-cutting and embossing machine, and out comes cardstock with a bold textured design. 3D embossing folders take embossing to the next level, with deeper, more detailed impressions than standard embossing folders …

After the background is embossed, what better way to say happy birthday than with a beautiful magnolia flower? The images and sentiments in the versatile Magnolia Blooms Stamp Set come together in an elegant way to express your heartfelt wishes.

The magnolia was stamped with Momento Ink and sponged with Petal Pink ink using the daubers. The leaves were colored with the Mossy Meadow Stampin’ Blends Duo… and then the flower was fussy cut (there is no die for this flower).

The Happy Birthday also comes from the Magnolia Blooms stamp set and was punched out with the Timeless Label punch. I also used the punch to create a mat for behind the greeting which I used Mossy Meadow cardstock.

I used the beautiful Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon to finish off the card and add some texture and elegance. It really does tie the entire card together…  It maybe a simple card but it is so pretty, and don’t forget to add that touch of Wink of Stella to our Magnolia blossom, it really is pretty.

I hope you think this beautiful card was worth the wait … it was a big hit at my July Stamp Club.  I will be starting my Stamp Clubs up again this September … please let me know if you would like to join us, or would like more information about my stamp clubs.

Thank you for joining me today to check out my blog…

Have a wonderful day.


Simply Sunday … Simply Rawrsome!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I myself have a little visitor at my house … my four year old Great Grandson, you know, the one that is head over heals for Dinosaurs.  Needless to say … todays card is not what I was expecting to post, but we could not get past the dinosaurs.  Today’s card does fit my simply Sunday theme as JR helped make it … he did all the die cutting! I should have taken a picture, it was too cute.

Our little dinosaur was just a partial on the designer paper so we thought he would look cute inside the egg … like a surprise!  He also cut out the egg and helped me stamp it  Junior liked the blue (Pretty Peacock) designer paper so that is what we used.

The entire suite includes that Dino Days Stamp set, Dino Dies, Dinoroar Designer Series Paper, the Denim Ribbon and Dinoroar Enamal Shapes.  This suite or the bund)le (stamps & dies) will qualify your for the Bonus Days Coupon … and a Virtual Rewards point from me.

He is not giving me much time to blog here, in fact, he’s sitting on my lap … all snuggled in, so I will be back tomorrow with another card – the one I had planned for today. lol

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you have a beautiful Sunday.




Pressed Petals Product Suite …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m sharing an amazing product suite with you … Pressed Petals, I hope you didn’t miss it in the catalog because I know you will love these cards.  Here’s a video so join Holly from Stampin’ Up! as she shows the beautiful Pressed Petal Suite.

If you love flowers and sentiments that work with most occasions you will love this suite. You’ll use this suite to craft amazing projects and more…

Here are two cards created by the Stampin’ Up! team that really show off this suite so nicely … This first card show the largest of the dies, creating a beautiful focal point for your greeting.

The second card shows off the two smaller dies that truly make your greeting the focal point of the card. I love the outer floral edge to the die … it’s so delicate.

My favorite of the three is the card showcased in the video … the Washi Tape petals!!  I fell in love with these when I saw them and the card they made is so beautiful.

I hope I got your attention to this beautiful Pressed Petals Suite.  The Pressed Petals Suite Bundle gives you a coordinating selection of products with one simple purchase. It includes the stamp set and tool bundle at 10% off plus one each of the other items listed. I have listed the product below, just click on the item for more information or to begin shopping.  

The Pressed Petals Suite Bundle includes
* Path of Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set (10% off)
* Petal Labels Dies (10% off)
* Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
* Designer Elements
* Pressed Petals Journal
* Rococo Rose 1/2″ (1.3 cm) Gathered Ribbon
* Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series Paper
* Pressed Petals Specialty Washi Tape

I know you can create amazing cards and the designer paper will give you some quick -n- easy ones if you need one of the “last minute” cards. We all do.

Thank you so much for joining me today and discovering the Pressed Petals suite …

Have a beautiful Saturday.

Todays Stampin’ Supply List …