Snowflakes… Sparkling and Special

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you on this Wednesday? I am choosing to be happy … somedays life can be crap, but I’m just not taking it!! lol  Looking at the bright side and knowing that I’m just days away from spending a fun weekend with a group of wonderful ladies stamping!

Yesterday I share two cards that introduced the new Snowflake Showcase, today I’m sharing a card that I created with the left overs from one of my retreat cards. Don’t feel second best, because this card is the bomb … I just couldn’t throw the die cut piece away! Enough talking … let me show you!

See that big beautiful piece of “Sparkly” glimmer paper? I know you would or could not throw that away either! So … we tuck another piece of glimmer paper behind it, cut out a few more snowflakes, add a greeting and ta-da … we’re done!

I had some of the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper left from last year, but I wanted to make sure that I used the “new” SPARKLY Glimmer paper and WOW!!

I love the all the different colors  you can see in this glimmer paper, pinks, and greens and more … and depending on what color you put with it, it will bring out that color in the Sparkly paper … oh so pretty!!

It’s like magic …

All of the products in the Snowflake Showcase will be available to order beginning tomorrow November 1st through the 30th or while supplies last.  Even though I have “snowflake” stamp sets, this is so much more, just listen to the verse on this card …

Each snowflake is beautiful, sparkling, and special … just like you!

Awe … this card would be perfect for a birthday, a get well, or to cheer someone up! This may be just the card someone needs to get them to that “I’m going to have a good day” day.

On that note, I hope that you have a wonderful day and share a smile … they are free and may make someone’s day.

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me ~




Two for Tuesday: Snowflake Showcase

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m thrilled to show you this amazing new product suite …

Today I’ll be sharing 2 beautiful cards with you along with pictures of the product so you can see for yourself how amazing this is.

Snowflake Showcase isn’t just for winter, these products are perfect for year round. Don’t believe me? Shannon West, from the Riverton home office, is here to show you how Snowflake Showcase is perfect for everyone.

Amazing right!! First card I have is from the Snow is Glistening stamp set (149742) …

You can’t have this amazing stamp set without the coordinating dies, which by the way, coordinate with BOTH stamp sets!!

The second card is from the Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set (149744) …

I am always looking for stamps and die sets that work for more than one season, it just makes sense and a better investment. I also fell for the fonts … they are fun and readable greetings and salutations.

And, if you’re like me, you like to grab up those coordinating embellishments. The cute Snowflake Trinkets are simply lovely …

The Snowflake Trinkets are a great way to embellish your cards, or your ears, neck … are you catching this? They are so cute … why not make jewelry out of them. Embellish a gift package with them, Christmas is just around the corner!!

AND … if you are a paper junkie like I am (Three sheets short of being declared a hoarder – LOL) You are simply going to FLIP over this new White Velvet Paper!! It is so cool and of course, velveteen to the touch.

I feel head over heels for the Snowflake Showcase and will be introducing it to my Retreat Attendee’s this weekend, but don’t feel left out, I have a special card to share with you tomorrow!!

I will also be hosting a class or two, I just need to figure out the details, so keep your eyes open and make sure you are on my mailing list. YOU will NOT want to miss this one!!  This showcase will be available to order November 1st through the 30th or while supplies last.

Thank you so much for joining me this Tuesday, be sure to stop back tomorrow to see what I did this this set so far.

Have a wonderful day ~

Star of Wonder …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

As I prepare for my upcoming Holiday Stampin’ Retreat in two weeks, I reflect on past retreat and how many wonderful people have joined us, the creative projects we have done and the fun!

We’ve had some amazing cards and last year’s Holiday Catalog was packed with some amazing stamp sets. Yesterday I shared some beautiful cards from the Snowflake Sentiments stamp set and today I have one from the stunning Star of Light stamp set.

We created several cards using this amazing stamp set but this was one of my favorites. Simple in layout but it speaks loudly in its design.  The musical notes are a tie in to the verse which almost plays in my mind like a beautiful Christmas song.

The star is die cut from the Starlight Thinlits from Gold Glimmer paper, first the detailed die in the gold and then the solid die in Basic Black.

This may not be in the Holiday Catalog but you’ll see there are amazing Holiday stamps in our Annual Catalog as well.

Hope you enjoyed todays little flashback.

Enjoy your day ~



Christmas Beauty and Joy

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you enjoy your weekend? I hope so. I enjoyed a wonderful group of ladies who joined me for a Stamparatus Class! It is always fun to stamp with others … plus there is a touch of free therapy!  lol

Today I’m bringing you a touch of the holidays … a little Christmas.  While you’re looking around for some inspiration for your Christmas cards this year, don’t forget the Annual Catalog. We have a few of the most popular sets from last years Holiday Catalog and some brand new ones, like Stylish Christmas on page 101.

The poinsettia in this stamp set is so elegant … the soft swirls and the holly leaves are paired with some beautiful sentiments.  These are the new distinktive stamps. They are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps and have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.

The “pretty paper” I used as my background also came out of the Annual Catalog (page 189) called “Under the Mistletoe”.  I love the festive, traditional, dynamic patterns for your holiday projects. You are able to create so many different styles with this paper.

Today’s card may have a simple layout but not everyone likes the “putsy” cards … so if you like these supplies and layout, just add the Stamparatus … you can have your holiday cards done in no time at all.

Please let me know if you have questions about the Stamparatus or the project I shared today. I’m here to help.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.

Enjoy your day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … All your supplies can be found in the annual catalog!




Holidays Edged in Gold …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you enjoyed your weekend and my Simply Sunday post … You will notice that todays card has the same basic layout as yesterdays card but by stepping it up by adding an additional product, it will change the entire look of the card. WOW!!

So in they style of keepin’ it simple, I am still using the Gold Foil-Edged cards, envelopes, and the Merry Christmas to All Bundle with the Gold Foil Sheets, BUT instead of the Vanilla cardstock … I’m using Cherry Cobbler cut to the 5″ x 3-3/4″ card front …

WOW …  is what the stunning Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Designer paper does to your card when you add it to your card. You know, this would be pretty over the Vanilla paper too! Want to know something else amazing about this designer paper? It’s Whisper White on one side and Very Vanilla on the other … how cool is that!?

This delicately detailed laser-cut sheets can easily be cut apart and used as accents on card fronts. So pretty and so much fun, I know you’ll think of amazing cards with this paper… just switch out colors and switch out your greetings and you’ll be set for any occasion … oh, weddings would be pretty too!

I did put a banner on this card to highlight my greeting so it would “pop”.  I used glue dots to attach it but I had to roll them so they would be skinny … that helped hide them and lifted the greeting up to create some dimension.  Simple can be stunning!

I thank you for stopping back and I hope your have a wonderful week.

My Saturday Stamparatus Class is SOLD OUT but I have room left in the Thursday Night Class.  Payment will have to get to me by this Wednesday so I can purchase your Stamparatus for class.

There is still one week remaining in our Dashing Along Promotion …




Simply Sunday: Making Holidays Simple

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend. I had the pleasure of going to my grandsons soccer game yesterday. I had a nice time chatting with my daughter and watching Aiden’s game … and they won!!

We all have to remember to slow down every now and then and enjoy the little things in life, because they are truly the important things.  Many of us have very busy lives and find it hard to do all the things we want, our intentions are good!

Lets say you’ve been meaning to make Christmas cards year after year but you just run out of time or you don’t get as many made as you’d like to, let me help … Today my Simply Sunday post is to share a beautiful yet simple card that will be easy for you to get those cards done.

Pretty right!? The base of the card is the Gold Foil Edge Cards & Envelopes!! You can find these on page 11 of the Holiday Catalog and you get 20 of each (card base & envelope). Then I simply cut a front to emboss, you don’t have to … you can go directly to the greetings which are from the “Merry Christmas to All” bundle. It can be that easy!

If you do want to step it up and create some texture on the card, the front is 5″ x 3-3/4″ then run it through the BigShot with your favorite embossing folder.  I used the “Tufted” but the new “Swirls and Curls” embossing folder that is part of the All is Bright product suite, either would work great!  The new Seasonal Wreath would be pretty too!

The “Happy” is heat embossed in gold and the “Holidays” is cut from the Gold Foil paper, again both are from the Merry Christmas to All Bundle from the All is Bright product suite found on pages 4 and 5 of the Holiday Catalog.

So whether you chose the card front to emboss and add texture of just adhere the greeting directly to the front, it will get you on the fast track to your cardmaking this holiday season.

If you would like to see this layout stepped up just a bit more … stop back tomorrow, it’s a beauty!!

I’m so happy and grateful that you’ve taken time out of your Sunday to sit with me a while.

Enjoy the rest of your day, and I’ll see you tomorrow.




Create Christmas Cheer

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh my gosh … I have the cutest cards to share with you today. These cards were shared with us (demonstrators) from Stampin’ Up! and it wouldn’t be nice if I kept these cuties to myself.

You’ll recognize these samples from the Holiday Catalog and can be found on page 38. You will also notice the Buffalo Check background stamp (I will be sharing some samples & tips on this in a future post).

Here is the “Spirited Snowman” … Give these holly jolly snowmen a place in your home. They deserve it! And they will prove themselves useful!

He just looks like he is having snow-much fun!! And so can you when you a head start in your stamping schedule and get started on your seasonal cards! Using just one stamp set, Spirited Snowman. Stampin’ Up! created these three different cards… the versatility of the set is enhanced with different coloring themes and techniques.

Each one is so cute in it’s own way … I love the two snow-people hugging and the sample on the far right, so cute and so simple to make.  Stamp your snowman … emboss your snowflakes with clear embossing powder … and then sue your watercolor pencils to add color to the background and then blend it with your Aqua painter!  When you blend the watercolor pencils the clear snowflakes will now “pop” out and look white (looks like magic!).

When you purchase your Spirited Snowman you can use the Hostess Code Y6DU6NVB 

Thank you for spending a part of your Wednesday with me …

Enjoy your day!

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …