Shine Like a Diamond / Guest Stamper: Peggy K.

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … Well … Well … Made it through Monday!! Hope you had a good day and your Tuesday will be even better!  Today I have another card share from our Stamping Retreat Attendee Swap. This swap was created by Peggy K.

This pretty floral card stands out in black and white with a pop of pink, and the Strong & Beautiful Stamp Set is the focal point to the card.  This is one of my favorite verses stamp set, especially when you are creating cards for friends.

Peggy also uses the Country Floral Embossing folder to create a subtle background with a touch of texture.  This folder was highlighted in the Sale-a-bration catalog but it will however be included in the upcoming 2019 – 2020 Annual Catalog!  Wooo Hooo! That does not happen too often, but I’m glad it is returning because it’s a great addition and it’s beautiful.

I appreciate you coming back to see what I’m up to!! Stop back tomorrow and I’ll have something special to share.

Till then … Have a great day!

My Favorite Sale-a-bration item … By the Bay

Hello Stampin’ Friend ~

There are only a couple of days left to our Sale-a-bration event (ends March 31st). So I wanted to share all the goodies that are still available along with my favorite and some samples that I created using this … yes, it’s a stamp set.  By the Bay to be exact…

This card has been on fire on Pinterest (Thank You) and it is so simple to make.  All done in Night of Navy it makes a nice masculine card that would be great for Birthdays, Fathers Day or … Thinking of you.

My second of the three cards was the reason I picked this stamp set from the beginning, I thought it would go perfectly with my HIgh Tide stamp set.  I love lighthouses and this house looks like a beautiful lighthouse “house” to me …

On this card I used both the Aqua Painters and my Stampin’ Blends to color, and the lighthouse was stamped in front of the house.  However, that was not the picture in my head, so I came up with my third design …

There we go … This is what I had pictured in my head!! I wanted the lighthouse behind my cottage by the bay, so I used the masking technique.  You can find the entire blog post for this card HERE. It will take you step by step how I made this card.

There is something about lighthouses that warm my heart … maybe it’s the light that shines bright to bring the sailors into the shores safely… and there was something about this stamp set that spoke to me and said these two stamp sets needed to be together.

Thanks for hanging out with me for a while today, enjoy your day!

Here are the rest of the Sale-a-bration Items that are available with your qualifying purchases..


FREE with $100 PURCHASE …


New Product Line: Storage by Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so excited to announce that, on April 1, Stampin’ Up! is launching a new product line called Storage by Stampin’ Up! Whether you have an entire room or a small corner in your home for stamping, our new lineup of modular storage solutions lets you organize—and customize—your space your way!

Storage by Stampin’ Up! is designed to store and showcase your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories. Here are some other features and benefits of Storage by Stampin’ Up!:

  • Keeps products organized, tidy, visible, and trackable at all times.
  • Ensures that your Stampin’ Pads, Stampin’ Write Markers, and Stampin’ Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended.
  • Designed to be stylish, durable, compact, stackable, and modular.
  • Blends in naturally with most home decor with its white neutral color.
  • Stacks vertically and can be arranged to fit practically any flat workspace.
  • Easily assembled and disassembled for rearrangement and/or cleaning.

Watch this quick video and see how easy you can assemble and arrange your new storage …

Also … I just want to remind you that we only have a few more days before Sale-a-bration ends. If you were looking at making a purchase, now’s the time to get additional FREE product.  Here’s my suggestion and my favorite tool, the Stamparatus!

Message me with any of your questions, plus I’d love to hear what you think of the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!  I’m so excited … I’m doing a little rearranging of my craft room so now I can have all my inks and markers and more right at my fingertips!!  I’ll be sure to share the before and after photos … of course I have to wait till April 1st, just like you.

Thanks so much for spending a part of your day with me.

Hope your day is a good one.

Friends and Butterflies …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I did not get my “alternative” project finished yet, however I do have a super cute card that we made at Cindy and Sarah’s stamping party (one of the Make -n- Takes. It’s super simple and perfect for your friend.  I’m using the Beauty Abounds stamp set and nothing says spring like “butterflies”

I stamped the background with the “Bokeh” dots … it just creates another layer of dimension. The focal point of the card is the beautiful butterfly designer paper that you can get for FREE during Sala-a-bration with a qualifying purchase.  So … how did I get that sparkle on there?  Good Question!!

There are two ways to do this technique which I call the Glimmer Designer Paper Technique and it’s one of my favorites because it creates such a “WOW” whenever I show it.

  1.  Grab your Silicone pad … you’ll want it for both ways. Place your designer paper onto the silicone pad and with your Snail adhesive – cover the entire piece of designer paper. Next, sprinkle with the Dazzling Diamonds glitter, tap off excess and gently rub it into the adhesive using your finger tip. Tap off excess again.
  2. The second way to do it is just switching adhesives, the rest is the same.  If you are covering a larger piece of designer paper, you will want to use the Multipurpose adhesive sheets. This is also super simple.  Peel off the first layer, lay your designer paper onto the adhesive sheet … then peel off the top layer and add glitter as in step one.

Besides the beautiful butterflies in this stamp set, the verbiage is perfect for sharing a card with your friend.  I added a little ribbon to the card and some rhinestones to jazz it up a bit.

And to create another layer of dimension … I added a piece of vellum behind the focal point of the card.  Hope you enjoyed this technique and you give it a try … it’s simple, it’s fun and it looks amazing!!

Thank you for taking time out of your day and share it with me by stopping by my blog.

Enjoy the rest of your day.


Celebrating Birthdays

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Life is busy and keeping track of birthdays can be a challenge. That’s why we decided that for Paper Pumpkin’s sixth birthday, we’d create our Poppin’ Birthday kit to make sure you have plenty of adorable cards to go around.

What better way to help your loved ones feel awesome on their special day than with a handmade card from you? And the free stamp set was just icing on the cake. So open your kit today and let the celebratory cardmaking begin. Watch our video to see how it’s done..

Aren’t those just the cutest cards!! Stop back tomorrow and I’ll share a fun alternative card with you.

Don’t forget that you can earn FREE Sale-a-bration items when you purchase the Paper Pumpkin subscriptions.

Thanks for watching this video with me …

Have a great day!

Country Floral …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Everything floral is beautiful to look at, but did you know you can feel it too? Create beautiful backgrounds with the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Everything it touches will change the way you feel about your projects, as well as how you feel about embossing.

They add great texture and background, but you can also do amazing techniques with them too! Use the sponge brayer and some white craft ink to get a vintage look, or use our fast-drying blends to color the flower images.

And during the Sale-A-Bration, if you can get the Country Floral….. For FREE! So go ahead, rise to the occasion and get the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  You’ll be impressed by how amazing they are!

Create beautiful floral backgrounds with this Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and a little coloring.  It’s easy to make a great impression! Just place flat cardstock in this embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot, and out comes cardstock with a bold textured design.

Thanks for popping in … Have a great day.


Mini Pizza Boxes … All Decked Out!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are doing well.  It’s finally warming up here but it’s coming with rain … however, I’ll take the rain over the blizzard conditions to the west of us!! Stay warm my friends!

Today I’d like to share another Sale-a-bration item … The Mini Pizza Box and the many different ways it can be decked out (and stuffed) Did you know two good sized cookies fit in there!!

First lets team up the Pizza Box with another Sale-a-Bration item, the “Home to Roost” stamp set.  How cute are these two items together.

Next … I would like to share one of my mantle gifts from a past Stamping Retreat.  I turned the pizza box into a “gift box”… and I embossed the top flap!! Did you know that you can use your folders to emboss the cover of the pizza box.  I decked it out with a silver glitter bow on top and rhinestones on the front … they were so pretty!

A project that our attendees made were these festively decorated pizza boxes with three gift tags tucked inside.  These also made a cute little gift, whether they wanted to share them or keep the gift box with tags for themselves … we had a blast making them and they were pretty easy to make.

Let’s move away from Christmas and head over to a birthday celebration … this cute box is surely filled with lots of happy surprises and birthday wishes.  The pizza box is paired up with the “Postcard Pals” stamp set, and I know of few of my grandchildren who would love to get this for their birthday ….

If you don’t have little kids or grandchildren to deck out one of the pizza boxes … why not try the “One Wild Ride” stamp set with it.  What a fabulous way to deck out a gift card, certificate or hey … cash!!

I hope you enjoyed the five fun ways to decorate your pizza boxes … they’re so cute I wonder if they’ll even care what’s inside!  With just a $50 order, you can add these to your goodies for FREE.  Or … if you have more supplies you need to stock up on, you can add that handsome Rooster as well.

Thank you so much for spending part of your Wednesday with me …

Have yourself and awesome day.

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …








Painted Seasons Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With only a few weeks remaining in our Sale-a-bration celebration, I wanted to share a few images of the Painted Seasons Stamp Set, it’s our Sale-a-bration product of the week … 

The Painted Seasons Stamp Set is full of beautiful imagery perfect for every occasion throughout the year. And the textures add so much delicate charm to any project!

This handy stamp set comes with the designer series paper and was part of the 2nd Sale-a-bration release …

Natural images that you can stamp in different colors to recreate different seasons. Bundle includes Designer Series Paper for easy coordination.

This cute bundle also has a set of dies that was released with the Sale-a-bration Coordination products … If you like these, get them quick because the Frogs and Cupcake dies have SOLD OUT already!

The Four Seasons Framelit Dies are still available as is the Painted Seasons Stamp Set that is full of beautiful imagery perfect for every occasion throughout the year…  the textures add so much delicate charm to any project!

Here is even more information on this bundle and the dies … Sit back, relax and watch the video ~

Please let me know if you have any questions.  The item number for the The Four Seasons Framelit Dies is 150074 and can be ordered in combination with other items so you can earn this beautiful bundle for free.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today ~

Have a Happy Tuesday!


It’s just Meant to Be …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a parade of cards for you that were created with the “Meant to Be” Bundle …   We will begin simply with ink, paper and stamps.  This is how most of us began our stamping adventures.


Our next card showcases the technique of stamping your own background.  A touch of foil paper to make the card pop and you’ve got another cute card…


Now it’s time to add a bit of designer paper to your stamps and ink, and who said hearts were only for Valentine’s … Why heck, just think marriage, anniversary, new baby, and friendship …


Let’s step it up just a bit more and add some beautiful designer vellum and some heart dies (and flowers) to add a touch of class to your card. This card is so simple when you pull out your BigShot and dies … quick -n- beautiful.


Let’s have some fun now … since we’re using the BigShot, let’s pull out the Gingham paper and use those hearts to say I love you …


Wow … now we have the BigShot out, then we’ll add some cute designer paper and we’ll add edgelits and while we’re at it, I’m going to grab the triple banner punch, because banners are hot right now!! Oh yes, and it’s a cute way to add a greeting!


Oh now we’re really having FUN … we’ve got the stamps, the ink, the paper … and designer paper, and FOIL and our dies.  Well, why not run one of those die cut hearts through the BigShot and emboss it with one of our pretty embossing folders.  If you have it in your supplies … why not use it!!


WOW … and why create only cards? Make a cute little gift box using the Window Box thinlits, the hearts and some stamping.


So look at all the fabulous cards and gifts you can create with the Meant to Be bundle in the Occasions Catalog.  Don’t forget that we are in our last month of Sale-a-bration and for each $50 you purchase, you qualify for FREE Sale-a-bration items!!  Wooo Hooo.

So … are you ready to add this versatile bundle to your stamping collection?  If so, just go to the bottom of the page and click on the product bundle, that will take you right to my stamping store.

And as always, I reward my stampin’ friends with a Virtual Rewards point for each $50 you spend (plus your Sale-a-bration reward).

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me.



Share What You Love …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So how are you liking the new items add to our Sale-a-bration list of goodies?

I’ve already shared card samples that have featured the Pearlized Doilies, the Petal Promenade paper (love it) and the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty paper.

Today I have a card that features the Pearlized Doilies, the Petal Promenade paper AND the tags from the “Share What You Love Embellishment Kit”.  Included in the photo is the Embellishment kit box … which I feel is a totally “giftable” box. It’s so pretty.

The delicate flowers you see on the card were actually “fussy cut” out of the designer paper and the doily was folded back and forth to create a fan effect … so cute.  This card was cased from fellow demonstrator Kim McGillis, who was also one of our Artisan stampers.

The impression on the card front was created using the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and the card color pallet is …

I have another card that features a tag from the “Share What You Love Embellishment Kit”.
This one is featuring the Blackberry Bliss … so pretty, and the water coloring technique of the flower, and they were all designed to coordinate, Again yo see the lovely designer series paper.
I have an update for you as well … The Home to Roost and Lasting Lily are on “Low Inventory Status” and the following items are no longer available: the Organdy Ribbon pack, the Butterfly Elements, the Foil Sheets, Precious Parcel Card Kit and from the Sale-a-bration Coordination: the Hop Around Framelit Dies.
I guess it just goes to show how much we all love our Sale-a-bration FREEBIES … and not to wait if there is one or two that you really want. We’re sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
On a happy note … I’ll be back tomorrow with another card to share!  Thanks for dropping in on my today!
Happy Friday to you ~

I have listed to products used to make the cards above … this will allow you to choose the “Share What You Love Embellishment Kit” for FREE!!

Delightfully Detailed Parade of Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a couple of my favorite cards I created using the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper that is now available as a Sale-a-bration FREEBIE!!  Saturday I shared my Pool Party card with you ….

And today I have two more for you!!  This little lace beauty begins with the Delightfully Detailed Note cards (All can be found on pages 38 and 39 of the annual catalog). These note cards already have the “water wash” background so all the work is done for you! This one is the newly returned Blackberry Bliss color.

The beautiful greeting comes from the “Detailed with Love” stamp set, stamped in Blackberry Bliss and to draw your eye to the greeting I used a simple scrap piece of Very Vanilla and used the coordinating “Detailed Trio Punch” to round off the edges and punch the cute design into the ends.  The punch is bundled with the stamp set so you can save 10% on the purchase.

I finished off the envelope by stamping a cute design from the may patterns in the stamp set.

The last of the cards that I have created was for a West Bend East Graduate… those are our school colors. The greeting comes from the stamp set “High Tide” with the lighthouse.

Did you know that if you purchased the Detailed with Love Bundle, the Delightfully Detailed Note cards and either the cute Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon or the Faceted Dot that coordinate with this product suite you could get the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut paper for FREE! Oh yes, and the paper is Whisper White on one side (featured on the graduation card) and Very Vanilla on the other (featured on the note card).  Amazing and super versatile.

Delicately detailed laser-cut sheets. Vanilla on one side, white on the other side. Can easily be cut apart and used as accents on card fronts.

* 8 sheets: 4 each of 2 designs * 12″ x 12″

Please remember to use the Sale-a-bration number: 152840 for your Delightfully Detailed laser-cut sheets.

Thank you so much for stopping by today and checking in with me. I hope you enjoyed the cards. And please, let me know if you have any questions regarding this product suite. Again, you can find it on pages 38 & 39 of the annual catalog.

Have a wonderful day ~




Doily Magic …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh yes … I have been M.I.A (Missing In Action)  I’ve been working double shifts training new employee’s this week however I could not let another day past without sharing a really neat crafting tip with you.  Earlier I announced that Stampin’ Up! has added even more items to the Sale-a-Bration items you can get FREE! More good news … the ribbon is also back!!

One of the items that is now available for SAB are the beautiful Pearlized Doilies … Love these! Even gave them as part of the gift package at last years spring retreat.  This comes from fellow demonstrator Marlieke Smetsers!! Oh my gosh, this is so clever … look at all the different patterns Marlieke created using the Pearlized Doilies!! You could use them to highlight a greeting … as snowflakes … to embellish a part of your card, the possibilities are endless.

I love how you can create amazing designs with just a snip of a scissor or if you’re a stickler for precision … use your circle dies on some areas!  Here is a sample that used the Pearlized Doily ….

Just a quick reminder that Stampin’ Up! has also released coordinating dies that you can purchase for your Sale-a-bration items you got for FREE!


Thank you for stopping by today, I will be back tomorrow with another cute card sample for you.

Please feel free to message me any questions you may have concerning the new items added or the fabulous Sale-a-bration Coordination!

Sale-a-bration Delights

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just a quick post today … as today is Eileen’s memorial service and we celebrate the life of such a beautiful woman.  My sister, my friend … missed ❤

I have two cards to share today using the new items released as Sale-a-Bration choices.

Yesteday I shared the Sale-a-bration Coordination … where you can purchase the coordinating dies to the fabulous Sale-a-bration items you got earlier this year.  If you didn’t get them all, you can purchase the dies and some additional goodies to the rest of your Sale-a-bration items.  Here they are again …


Today I have the third release of products for our last month of Sale-a-bration. These items are currently in the catalog and now you can get them for FREE.  Outstanding. Here are all the wonderful items …

Here are two of my favorite cards that I made … If you click on the picture, it will take you to the original post that steps you through how to make these cards.

The first card share is the Petal Promenade ~

And the second with the Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper ~

Thank you for stopping by today, I will be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday series and another Quick-n-Pretty card.

Please feel free to message me any questions you may have concerning the new items added or the fabulous Sale-a-bration Coordination!

Marvelous March ♣

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m happy to say good-bye to February and it’s crazy weather and hello to March with all it’s marvelous stampin’ deals!!  It’s our last month of Sale-a-bration and Stampin’ Up! put the cherry on top by adding coordinating thinlits for your favorite Sale-a-bration items, and that’s not all, they’re introducing MORE items to the Sale-a-bration rewards 🙂

Let’s talk about the Sale-a-bration Coordination … where you can purchase the coordinating dies to the fabulous Sale-a-bration items you got earlier this year.  If you didn’t get them all, you can purchase the dies and some additional goodies to the rest of your Sale-a-bration items.  Here they are …

Here are a few samples created using the Sale-a-bration sets with their coordinating dies … Let’s begin with the beautiful Lasting Lily Stamp Set and coordinating Lily Framelits Dies.  The dies make layering your lilies so easy and creates a stunning card with dimension and texture.

And who doesn’t like something sweet!?  You can create the cutest cards with you Hello Cupcake stamp set (Free with SAB) and the coordinating dies.  This set of dies includes the cake keeper … how cute is that!

I have more great news … there is a third release of products for our last month of Sale-a-bration. These items are currently in the catalog and now you can get them for FREE.  Outstanding.  Since I can’t get the pdf downloaded “visually” … I have added the link for you to view.  As soon as I figure this out … I’ll post is 😉


Until tomorrow my friends, have a good day and thank you for stopping by.  Please feel free to message me any questions you may have concerning the new items added or the fabulous Sale-a-bration Coordination!

So Very Hoppy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have some samples shared from our Stampin’ Up! offices showcasing the “So Hoppy Together” stamp set out of the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

These adorable frogs are just so stinkin’ cute, and you’ll jump for joy when you begin using them for different card types. Perfect for kids cards (that’s a given) plus they’re just too cute as encouragement cards and even celebrating an achievement.  Check these out …

Am I right? So cute … I think I love the Balmy Blue card with the Gingham Designer paper in the background … great pop of color against the frogs and OH WAIT … are those fussy cut??  NO … You’ll be excited to hear that Stampin’ Up! has come up with coordinating dies for our Sale-a-bration items!!  These will be available through the month of March ….

Want to hear something truly amazing … Sale-A-Bration Coordination products are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders!!  That means if you host a stamping party, a book party or just party yourself, you can earn these for FREE too! Love having options, buy them or get them FREE!

Sale-A-Bration Coordination products can also be added to a your Starter Kit … best deal in town!!  But remember, Sale-A-Bration Coordination products are offered until March 31 or while supplies last.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have with the Sale-a-bration Coordination … We only have 4 more weeks before Sale-a-bration 2019 is in the history books!

Have a great day and Thanks for “Hopping” by …