Broadway Star!!

Hi Stampers ~

I am really excited to share an alternative project to this months Paper Pumpkin kit! This kit is so cute and it coordinates with a stamp set in the new catalog!!

June’s Broadway Star kit is stealing the show this summer! Check out the unboxing video and get started creating these show-stopping birthday cards today! And stay tuned after the unboxing to learn about the coordinating Broadway Bound product suite, full of products that coordinate with your Broadway Star Paper Pumpkin kit!

Oh wow … I think that coordinating the Paper Pumpkin and a product suite is the catalog is genius!!  I have just ordered the Broadway Birthday suite and can’t wait till it arrives … love the colors and the specialty paper is like a party itself … so much fun!!

I created my alternative card with only the ingredients from the June / Broadway Star kit! The two strips of Lovely Lipstick came from the left over areas of the banner!! Don’t want anything to go to waste … besides, the width was perfect, I only needed to trim off the ends after attaching it to the white banner.  Many of the die cuts already have adhesive on it … easy breezy!!

You can see by this angle the shine from the die cut greeting in gold foil … now that’s one way to get someones attention! lol

If you think this card is cute, then stop back tomorrow because I have another alternative project that will knock your socks off … it will really catch their attention.

Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see you tomorrow.

Have a happy day ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


I’M BACK!! With the Graceful Glass Suite!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back and bustin’ at the seams with idea’s to share with you!! I’ve finally figured out what was wrong with my computer and got it fixed … and meanwhile my new stamping goodies came in and I’ve been playing like crazy!!

Today I’d like to share one of the cards that my club members got to make this month. We were using the new Graceful Glass Suite.  I am totally in love with this suite and if you like to color this one will satisfy your needs!!

I began with this cute circle pattern and colored it in with the Bermuda Bay duo, which paired well with the Tranquil Tide cardstock. I highlighted the design, creating a focal point by encasing it within the white frame. The circle was cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits and then added a black mat behind it.

To make our beautiful coloring job “pop” … we added the Wink of Stella to add some sparkle. It’s a little hard to capture with the camera but the eye is not disappointed when looking at this card.

The greeting was stamped in the lower right-hand corner of the card in the coordinating Tranquil Tide ink.  The ribbon accent is from last years ribbon (not available anymore) but you could easily substitute the new Tranquil Tide ribbon or even some cardstock!

I’m so glad to be back and sharing my creations with you! Thanks for stopping by today.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday creations.


Delightfully Detailed = Delightfully FUN!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! Mine was good, spent time with family and even got out for a mini road trip with my sister Eileen. We went out for a nice country drive … both of us were thinking that it would be much prettier in the fall 🙂

Today I’m sharing another FUN card I created with the Delightfully Detailed Specialty Designer Paper! I had as much fun making it as it will be fun to receive. I just think it turned out so cute … OK, enough …

Here is the card …

I used the whimsical circle pattern from the Delightfully Detailed Specialty Designer Paper. You’ve got to love it when the fun is already packed into the pattern. I used Coastal Cabana for the base of my card and added pops of color from Bermuda  Bay and Soft Sea Foam.

I pulled out the Detailed with Love Stamp set which is part of this  product suite and has it’s own bundle (with the punch) to do the stamping on this card.  Just a few stamped designs and the greeting to add a touch more color and then the Faceted Dots for texture. Oh yes, and I even popped up one of those stamped designs!!

This is really a fun bundle and the specialty designer paper is a must have … it make the card making so easy!!

Hope this Birthday card added a little fun to your day!

Have a Happy Monday ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …  Below is a list of ingredients I used to create today’s card … click on any one of them for more information or to begin your shopping now.  Thank you very much! 🙂




Wednesday WOW: Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised, I’m back today with another card I’d like to share with you from the Springtime Impressions Thinlit Dies! Super simple card that will wow anyone who receives it.

I began with the Delightfully Detailed Note cards and Envelopes … this time I chose the Blackberry Bliss!  I was super excited when I heard them announce this was one of the colors coming back – I just love it!!

Then I simple cut out the floral pattern die (which I showed you yesterday how to emboss with the new mats) and I did that out of Very Vanilla cardstock.  To adhere the die cut … I flipped it over and used the sponge dauber to apply the Tombo glue. It works so nice – just make sure you have a scrap piece of paper underneath so you can toss it and not get your work area full of glue.

My greeting comes from the Painted Glass stamp set (I would advise to get the bundle!!) I used the Blackberry Bliss ink to stamp it and then punched it out with the Pretty Label punch. I used the new Faceted Dots in Blackbery Bliss to anchor my greeting.

Last, I covered the entire die cut piece with Wink of Stella … it looks gorgeous! The photo does not do this justice. I would however add the Wink of Stella “before” I adhere my die cut piece. That took me longer than making the whole card!! lol

Super simple but elegant birthday card and the Stella just pushed it over the top.  I thank you for checking back and I hope you enjoyed see the “original” use of this fabulous die.

Have a great day ~



True Gentleman

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you doing today? I hope all is well with you.  Thank you for the kind comments to yesterday’s post, I am truly grateful for all of the amazing people I have met through my stamping and have supported me by choosing me as their demonstrator ❤ Thank You!

Today I want to share one of the cards that my retreat attendee’s got to make.  Our theme for retreat was “Caring Cards” … cards to convey our feelings for others, support, gratitude, sympathy and more. In that mix I thought I needed to add a little testosterone so I created a card from the “True Gentleman” product suite …. You can find it on pages 44 & 45 of the Occasions Catalog!

This is really a simple card to make but with the double fold it looks like it would be more difficult, not so … it’s just a smaller card tucked inside the regular size card and they open in opposite directions!!

My card base is Night of Navy and is adorned with the “True Gentleman” Designer Series Paper. This paper is so much fun … it has playful patterns and some great neutrals that will compliment the playful papers or stand alone! I chose the bow ties and glasses pattern paper to play off the “Lookin’ Sharp” sentiment from the “Truly Tailored” stamp set.

The coordinating punch was used to punch out the greeting and the mat of Tranquil Tide behind the greeting.  I cut the Tranquil Tide in half and aligned it with the greeting to show a bold background!

I really wanted to highlight the greeting so I embossed the background using the “Simple Stripes” Textured Embossing Folder. You can find that on page 5 of the Occasions Catalog with the Picture Perfect Party Suite.  I couldn’t resist adding one of the cute buttons from the “True Gentleman” Buttons … he is looking “sharp” you know! lol

Had to address the inside of the card as well …

And it was very easy to do with the sentiments included in the set.  This is a great stamp set for Fathers Day which is right around the corner … However, this is also on the DISCONTINUED LIST, so if you like it, don’t delay … get your order in before the end of May (the sooner the better) stamp sets are only guaranteed till mid May.


Thank you for checking in on me today, and don’t forget to stop back tomorrow… I’ll keep sharing snapshot from our stamping retreat.

Have a “Dapper Day”!!



Easy Peasy Celebrations!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … we made it through Monday, almost … before this “NASTY” storm came blowing through. Holy cow … wind & snow and up to 3 – 5 inches. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!  Time to go back to the stamp room!!

So … what did you think about yesterday’s “Coloring on Foils”? Cool, right! It’s so pretty, it was sitting on the shelf and when I walked past it I thought, oh … that would make a cute Easter card!!

Today, I have an easy peasy card for you …

Oh yes, another card with the Picture Perfect Designer Series paper and the Celebrate You (Sale-a-bration item). This time I used the pattern with the cute bows! I love the Lemon Lime Twist and the fact that it has a coordinating ribbon that I can make into a banner just makes me happy!! It’s the little things you know 🙂

You will also notice another little favorite of mine, the Myths and Magic Washi Tape! I also made that a banner and both coordinate with the bows on the paper. Give that card a little twist so the light hits it and ….

the washi tape comes alive!! The stars shine and it really makes the “celebrate” sparkle. I just love this look, are you with me?? So simple, and easy to make but you know this card will put a sparkle in their eyes.  Win – Win!

So glad you came to visit my blog today. Hope you’re not in this storms pass, if so … it’s a great time to make some quick cards.

Have an awesome day ~



Let me tempt you with more Designer papers …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared 3 birthday cards with three different designer papers … today I have 3 more cards for you, some featuring the same Designer Papers I showed you yesterday!

Just like yesterday, my first card features the Wood Textures Designer Series paper and the Happy Birthday Thinlits dies on page 77 of the Annual Catalog.

 This card uses the designer paper as a background and is teamed up with the Daisy Punch! The background really makes the daisy’s POP!!


My next card features the Color Theory Designer Series paper and the Black Rhinestones for that touch of bling!

Can you see where I used the designer paper??  I used it to cut out the Adirondack Chair!!

We made this card in our Technique Club last year … the background was created by coloring a block with the marker, spritzing it with water and then stamping on the background!


My last card features the Birthday Memories Designer Series paper and this fabulous paper also has an entire product suite … Stamp set … coordinating dies bundle, and more! 

This fun birthday card comes from one of my classes … the background was created by repeatedly stamping the “surprise” from the stamp set that is included in the bundle.

The bear was actually cut out of the designer paper!!  However, there are designs in the paper that have coordinating dies!

I hope you have enjoyed this full week of designer paper and the many cards featured to show you how much fun using these fabulous papers can be.

Don’t forget … while your shopping there is a Sale-A-Bration going on, and for each $50 – you qualify for an exclusive Sale-A-Bration item!

I want to Thank You for joining me today.

Enjoy your Sunday!



Happy Birthday… Happy Birthday… Happy Birthday!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

My cards today are all created with a simple layout and three (3) of our Designer Series papers …

My first card features the Wood Textures Designer Series paper and the Happy Birthday Thinlits dies on page 77 of the Annual Catalog.

Each card will feature the Happy Birthday Thilits Die… the next card features the Color Theory Designer Series paper and the Black Rhinestones for that touch of bling!


My last card features the Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper and a touch of vellum cardstock that helps to highlight the Happy Birthday Thinlits die.

All 3 cards are quick -n- easy to make and can be created for a special birthdaye just by changing out the designer paper.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today!


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Birthday Party: Cue the Confetti …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today we are going to get another look at our beautiful designer series paper … or FUN designs!! We are kickin’ off this day with the Picture Perfect Party Designer Paper and coordinating products.

Take a good look because today’s layout is very similar to yesterdays layout!

I cut my Picture Perfect Party designer paper smaller (4-1/2 x 3-1/4) than I did yesterday so my base created a larger border … then I stamped to created a fun but subtle background.  Again … I’m using the banner to highlight my greeting from the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set.

I created my banner today (and yesterday) with the Triple Banner Punch… then cut up some of the Myths & Magic Washi Tape to create some confetti!!

To make sure this card really kicks off the party … I cut out the Noise Maker or what some call “BlowOuts” but it’s cute and fun, fun, fun at the party!

What a difference the designer paper makes even when using similar layouts! Tomorrow I’ll have two different layouts for you for our Two for Tuesday blog post.

Thanks for stopping by today …

Hope your Monday is full of fun!



Mermaid Magic …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you another fun card from the “Magical Day” Bundle. I’m using it with the cute designer paper again, but we’re going a bit more feminine this time.

The layouts are similar … I switched out the background of trees yesterday to the glimmer bubbles on today’s card. We also went from dragons and knights to mermaids!

I cut out my mermaid (from the designer paper) and my stamped greeting with the Stitched Framelits … then I added the new glimmer paper from the Myths and Magic product suite.  Doesn’t that designer paper look like bubbles? I love it!!It

Speaking  of bubbles, just like yesterday’s card … I added the glimmer dots, this time coming up from the seaweed that I cut from the coordinating dies! It gives you an appearance as if you’re under the water with our mermaid.

I’m using the birthday greeting from the “Picture Perfect Birthday” stamp set for inside… just as yesterday. I wish the camera could catch what the eyes see … the seaweed is Lemon Lime twist painted with Dapper Denim using the Wink of Stella!!

You’ve seen two different cards now from the Magical Day bundle, there is so much you can do with this versatile product suite! I’m sure you’ll see more samples from this suite from me.

Here’s to another “Magical” day … Thanks for spending part of your day with me.

See you tomorrow for my Simply Sunday post ~


Magical Birthday …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As promised … I have a really cute card to share with you today. You should have your new Occasions Catalog by now and I hope you are enjoying seeing all the wonderful stamp sets and accessories.

Today I want to share with you the “Magical Day” Bundle with you … a totally fun stamp set and coordinating dies, but let’s not stop there! Stampin’ Up! has also given us the cutest designer paper to go with it … and more but we’ll get to those in future posts.

This bundle is great for kids (or for the kid inside some of us adults) It truly is magical with it’s Dragons, Knights, Wizards, Mermaids and Unicorns! Plus, if that’s not enough … this designer paper is dazzling with glitter.

Even with the glitter, this card is great for a young man brave enough to slay the dragon … or “Train Your Dragon”!! The color combination of Dapper Denim and Lemon Lime Twist makes it even more fun!

 I borrowed a birthday greeting from the “Picture Perfect Birthday” stamp set for my inside greeting. The greeting on the front of the card is included in the Magical Day stamp set. A couple little glimmer dots to carry over the glimmer from the front of our card and the inside is complete.

I’m looking forward to sharing many of the amazing bundles and goodies from our Occasions catalog with you. Don’t forget … Sale-a-Bration begins too! It’s a great time to host a stampin’ party with your friends – at home, on-line or a book show.

Thank you for stopping by today, and I hope your day is “Magical”.

See you tomorrow ~



2017 December Alternative Paper Pumpkin Project

Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a cute card that I created with the December 2017 Paper Pumpkin kit … now don’t run away just because you are not a current subscriber, there is always something to take away from the projects I share with you.

I began with the pre-cut note card, however, I wanted to create a full card to see what it would look like … I also knew I had a score line that I wanted to cover so I headed to my ribbon stash and grabbed the Lemon-Lime! I thought that would look pretty with my cardstock.

As you can see, I kept the idea from Stampin’ Up! for the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper behind the pre-cut cardstock but did not add the other piece (I’ll show you what I came up with that tomorrow).

Then I simply embossed one of the many greetings included in the December kit and added the butter (stamped in Lemon-Lime) to balance out my card.

Now … take this idea of a die cut image, using one of your many beautiful framelits dies, add your glimmer paper to the background and you have an awesome card! Easy layout … simple to make, and beautiful!!

Or how about ….  

There is always an idea from any of the projects I share … that is my intent anyway.

I love the Paper Pumpkin kits because they are pre-cut and ready to put together, with a little stamping! But you can go beyond what they have made for us.

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share, and I hope to see you back tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping in …

Have a wonderful day!

One more look at my December 2017 Alternative Paper Pumpkin project …


Birthday Alternative ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you a special birthday card … my sister Eileen’s. I could not share this card earlier because we just celebrated her birthday yesterday.

I used the October 2017 Paper Pumpkin as my base … and then I changed it up to create a unique birthday card. I wanted to use the beautiful “Happy Birthday” on my card and to do so, I had to change out the top layer of my card …  this is where I decided to use the Oval Dies to create my opening for a shaker card.

When I cut out my oval, I used the outside of my die as a template to draw an “Old Olive” line around the oval … this was to add a bit more of the Olive color to my card.  I used the background, window sheet, sequins and foam strips from the kit for my card.

I added the deer and I did that because I wanted to add a touch of black to pull the color from the greeting and the plaid background. At this point the card was a little masculine so I added the pretty “sparkly” black bow because it tied into the color theme and added a feminine touch to the card. Now … don’t you think that did the trick!

Hope you enjoyed my Paper Pumpkin alternative … a great base to create a very special birthday card.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope your day is a good one.

10 Days Only … Part One

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Saturday I shared a new promotion from Stampin’ Up! … today I’d like to put some card samples to the items on sale!!

Price: $27.00  $22.95
The nostalgic works of art you create with this intricate, colorful imagery will delight any audience and leave everyone wishing they had another birthday coming this week!

Price: $17.00 $14.45
Leaning on a lamppost . . . add seasonal signs, bows, a Christmas wreath and presents, and create a serene seasonal scene.

Some people firmly believe that coffee is life.
And whether that’s you or not, you certainly know someone who feels that way. You should probably get a cup of coffee (or water if that’s your thing), buy this peppy set, and start creating.

Is it possible that just a few stamps could effortlessly express affection, appreciation, and fondness? We say it is, which is why we made this stamp set for you. Plus, who doesn’t love roses?

Summer, spring, winter, autumn… we don’t care what season it is…we’ll stamp for all of them with this set and we’ll have fun doing it!
Plus ….
Fast Fuse AdhesiveFast Fuse Adhesive Refill
Price: $10.00
Tomorrow I’ll be back with the rest of the amazing stamp sets that are on special during World Card Making Day and will feature more cards and projects! It’s fun to see how these stamp sets come to life!
Thanks for stopping by, I look forward to seeing you again tomorrow.
Enjoy your day~
You can click on any of the links that are provided between the images from the stamp set and the card samples … that will take you directly to my website. Thanks again!

Three Birthday Cards … 3 different looks!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Just got back from Door County … the cute little place we stayed at did not have WiFi (which is a blessing and a curse) A blessing because there were no interruptions, just a nice time to visit and a curse because I needed to post for today but … better late than never!

My cards today are all created with a simple layout and our Designer Series papers that are on sale …

My first card features the Wood Textures Designer Series paper and the Happy Birthday Thinlits dies on page 77 of the Annual Catalog.

Each card will feature the Happy Birthday Thilits Die… the next card features the Color Theory Designer Series paper and the Black Rhinestones for that touch of bling!

My last card features the Delightful Daisy Designer Series paper and a touch of vellum cardstock that helps to highlight the Happy Birthday Thinlits die.

All 3 cards are quick -n- easy to make and can be created for a special birthdaye just by changing out the designer paper.

Click on the picture to view all the papers on sale!

I want to Thank You for joining me today.

Enjoy your Sunday!

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …