Back with great news & cute cards!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I know I’ve been away from my blog for a while but sometimes life just gets in the way, but I’m back with some exiting news and those cute alternatives to our June Paper Pumpkin!


Bonus Days are back! For every $50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.

This was a big hit last year … and I know you’ll love it even more this year because you’ll also be earning a rewards points from me too!! CLICK HERE to view my rewards program.

Please let me know if you have any questions about this offer.  Now I’d like to share with you the alternative cards that I came up with from the June Paper Pumpkin …

When working with the kits … I like to stick to as many items from the kit as I can, the only thing I used outside of the kit on this card is the half sheet of white used for the base.

I just love these little watermelons … on the first card, I stamped all the images on the circle tag enclosed in the kit, then I cut it in half. The background is just the bag cut apart!

On the second card I used the card front for my pattern, the entire circle tag and a piece of the bag to create the banner.

I also used the cute little clothes pin that was used on the bag.  With just a little redesigning you can create these cute and simple cards.

I think the Paper Pumpkin kits are a fun and easy way to get into stamping! Comes with everything you need to create the cards and projects and you get to keep all the extra’s … the inks and the stamp set (yes, they are included in each kit as well).

Thanks for hanging in there with me, I’ll be back with more specials, class announcements and more card making projects for you! 

Have a great day ~



Retiring: Sunburst Framelits

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

The sun is setting on one of my favorite dies … the Sunburst Framelits die. This die is so versatile and easy to use.  Today I have several cards using this die to share with you.

The thought behind the card was the use of the “Sunburst” Thinlits die. I cut out one in Basic Black and Basic Gray.  They are layered and then with a small twist, you’ll get a “peak” of the gray behind the black.  My background behind that is the Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack.


This was adhered to a Basic Black mat and then onto the Melon Mambo base. My pretty little flowers that are also in Melon Mambo were cut from the “Botanical Builder” Framelits. After cutting them out on the BigShot I sponged some of the edges to create more depth on the flower.

The greeting is stamped in Basic Black and then punched out with our circle punches. This was popped up with the dimensionals to create the focal point.

If you like this card, here are a few more cards that I have shared with you in the past using the Sunburst Thinlits die …


Let me know if you have any questions on the cards shown today. The Sunburst Framelit die is so easy to use and as you can see by the samples, can be used in many different ways.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.

Have a “sunny” day ~


Here are the products I used to make my projects shown today. You can purchase these and other Stampin’ Up! products at my online store by clicking on the links below each products. Below you will find links to all the RETIRING PRODUCTS … just click on the picture.


Simply Sunday: Retiring Hero’s

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s that time of year… the Retirement List is out! It’s so sad to see some of our favorites leave, but you know there are some great new stamp sets coming!

One of my favorite stamp sets retiring it the Ronald McDonald House stamp set … “My Hero”. This stamp set touches my heart, because for every stamp set I sell … Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald houses that host families so they can be near their children in the hospital with life threatening illnesses. I can’t image having to go through that, I’ve been very blessed to have healthy kids and grandkid … that’s why it touches me so.

This stamp set is so versatile it should be in everyone’s stamp collection!!  I have 7 card samples for you from this one stamp set! Let’s begin with a card that wishes you well (and the little umbrella ties in with April Showers).


The umbrella in the “My Hero” stamp set coordinates with the Umbrella Weather Framelits on page 193 of our annual catalog.

Our next card is easy to make and I used the Layering Ovals Framelits to make my eggs and the Layering Square Framelits for my greeting.  Once you have these framelits … you’ll wonder how you ever made cards without them!


This is the card that bears the name of our stamp set “My Hero”. Here I pulled out all the punches to create this card. The greeting stamp coordinates with the Best Badge punch and the Banner Triple punch was used for the banners … let’s not forget our stars!


Now here’s a fun one … I this card I used the pumpkin face to adorn the lines cut from the “Swirly Scribbles Framelits”. Gently use the end of your scissors to curl the free ends.


I used the Heart stamp to create this cute little Valentine’s card. The pretty paper comes from the “Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Paper” and the Sweetheart Heart punch.


 Next, our cute little “Celebrate” card. The designer paper is the “Festive Birthday”.  Again I used the Banner punch to create my banners and the band in the center was embossed with the Festive embossing folder to give it some texture and a little jazz!


And last but not least is our Christmas card.  I used the “This Christmas” Specialty paper which is layered over the “Holly” embossed cardstock. Our greeting was punched out and layered over the Metallic Foil Doily and topped off with a Star from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.


I wanted to share all of these cards at once so that you could see how versatile this stamp set really is. You can be a HERO, when you purchase the “My Hero” stamp set … $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald Houses throughout the US. It’s a easy way to help children fighting for their lives by keeping their families close to them.

Let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering this stamp set.

Thank you for stopping by …

Stay healthy and have a nice day!



It’s Here …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s finally here … Sara’s kit! 

Skip to the fun with this month’s special guest trainer…Sara Douglass! Unbox April’s “A Sara Thing” kit with Sara herself, get step-by-step instructions, and receive expert tips and tricks to get the most out of this vibrant kit!

Too cool … I love it! And my granddaughter wants to sit down with me and play with it as well … Now that is what it’s all about ❤ !

Join me tomorrow and check out a fun card that I made using this kit. I love that we can add to or change these kits up a bit if we want to.

Thanks for stopping by today ~

Have a good one!


Simply Sunday: You’re Sweet

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope your Sunday is treating you well. Sunday’s are usually more on the relaxing side for me, but not today … had to go into work to make sure things are done for both stores before going on vacation as I head for Shreveport to the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event.

Today’s card however is truly in line with our Simply Sunday! A fun and cute card that has color and texture and just looks yummy! And it’s easy to make 🙂

I’m using the “Cool Treats” stamp set from the Cool Treat bundle, and the coordinating “Tasty Treats” Specialty Designer Series paper. You can see by the angle that the treats are embossed, that gives you the raised feel and the glossy finish.

The inside is decorated with a strip of the the specialty paper … just for the fun of it!

I heat embossed the cone that I cut out so it had the same gloss as the specialty paper. The greeting was done in Watermelon Wonder and I used the coordinating mat and cardstock to compliment the project.

A quick and easy that card that is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

Thanks for spending some of your Sunday with me!

Have a great day, and I wish a sweet week ahead for you ~





March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration Ends Today

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hard to believe that our Sale-a-bration promotions is coming to an end.  But don’t fret … you have all day today (till 11pm) to place your order. Don’t forget to pick out your Sale-a-bration Freebie and you’ll get FREE cards (with instructions) from me. Don’t let this happen to you …

Now…  a reminder of how this works, and then a review of all 10 cards!

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

All cards you choose will be sent to you fully assembled & with full instructions & tips.

I will post all the cards, then a list of the ingredients as some were used on multiple cards.

Card #1

Card #2

Card #3

Please note that your card will have the Party Animal Designer Series paper and the coordinating cardstocks. Otherwise the overall design will remain the same, as will the directions.

Card #4

Card #5

Card #6

This is a double card which means  the small card opens up to another flap (right side) that also opens!

Card #7

This is a stop card and was designed to fit into a normal A2 card envelope!

Card #8

Card #9

Card #10

Pick your 5 favorites or get them all …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

All cards you choose will be sent to you fully assembled & with full instructions & tips.

And our Ultimate Starter Kit also ends tomorrow  …

Contact me with your questions, or concerns on either the card or the kit promotion.

Don’t delay both end tonight at 10:55 pm.

Thanks so much for hangin’ out with me today.

Have a wonderful Friday ~


A Review of the products used in our March Madness Cards …


March Madness: Card #10

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well today is the day, all 10 cards have finally been revealed!! I think the real madness of the past 10 days is trying to get my cards posted for you! lol

Today’s card is full of fun, so much in fact … it pops!  I am using the Balloon Adventures Bundle. It contains the Balloon Adventures stamp set and coordinating Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets dies. There is so much you can do with this combination and if that isn’t enough … we have the coordinating designer paper, embellishments and Washi tape as well.

The photos do not do the card justice, again … from my phone. The blue in the lettering will not look blotchy on your card. I’m beginning to think my house is haunted with all the technology troubles I’ve been having! lol

Well that was spooky … as I was typing that in, I lost internet connection!  No more jokes. lol

There is a video from Stampin’ Up! that goes with this bundle as well, and it explains how to use all the different dies! Today I just used the pop up section and the balloon. Here is the inside …

Pop up cards really give you a “WOW” effect, and with this bundle it’s easy to do.  Remember, you will also get instructions, tips and dimensions for each card YOU choose!!

Here’s how …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

All cards you choose will be sent to you fully assembled & with full instructions & tips.

Please let me know if you need help or have any questions. I’m here to help, and ready to make a set of cards for you too!

Thanks so much for following my blog for the past 10 days … I will post a review of all the cards along with the ingredient list tomorrow.

Stay dry, stay warm and have a great day ~


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …