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 …





Quick -n- Easy Christmas Tags!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a fun and informative video (and quick) and some cute projects too! Want to make 16 tiny tags with just one pass through your Big Shot? The Tags & Tidings Bundle is perfect for creating simple tags to use for celebrating your holiday season.

Let’s start out with the video … grab your coffee and relax for a few minutes while Chad shows you how easy this bundle is …

Did you notice the informative tips Chad shared?  First … It’s a great idea to place your stamps face down on the table and then pick it up with your block. I use this technique a lot when using long sentiments, I place them on my grid paper so I know they are straight and then pick it up with my block as well.

The second tip I love, and have been sharing with my customers for quite some time. I call it the “Show it Who’s Boss” technique.  Place your block on the table with stamps facing up and then ink up your stamps (tap, tap, tap) … this way you have much more control over how much ink you are adding because you have a birds eye view.

Here are the samples made with the Tags & Tidings Bundle …

The cute tags you’ve create can be used on gifts, on cards, and can easily be embellished.  Do you see the “merry” on the card … that comes from the “Festive Farmhouse” product suite (I just ordered them yesterday).  Did you also notice that the “tags” stamp was used for the background? How cool is that!!

I also see the “naughty / nice” tag embellished with you know who! And you can find this jolly old fellow on pages 18 and 19 in the Santa’s Workshop Suite. He’s on his way to my house too … first in a Stampin’ Up! box and then on the 24th of December! Yes, I was a good girl 😉

I hope you enjoyed these quick -n- cute Christmas tags, and the great stampin’ tips.  Thank you so much for kickin’ back with me for a time today.

Enjoy your day ~



Simply Sunday: Dashing Along

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Sunday to you … and I hope you are enjoying your Labor Day weekend, and (for some of you) the extra day off work!

I’m excited to share with you a cute whimsical card and an amazing promotion to go with it!! Our September promotion is called “Dashing Along” and offers you a FREE 12 x 12 package of this amazing Designer Paper!

When creating the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper, Stampin’ Up! decided to use a mix of old favorites and new patterns to bring you beautiful, traditional Christmas paper. This collection of patterns has an eclectic feel and is perfect for layering, and while the newsprint design isn’t Christmas-themed, we selected it for its versatility and popularity with you, our customers.

I hope you’ll love this Designer Series Paper as much as I do, and remember, it’s available for a limited time only! So lets get on with the show …

This simple card is easy to create with the Dashing Deer Bundle featured on pages 8 and 9 of the Holiday Catalog and is most definitely highlighted with the Dashing Along Designer paper.

September is a great time to host a workshop … first, you could qualify for this great designer paper for FREE plus even more goodies, and you could pick them from the Holiday catalog!!  Because the Holiday catalog goes live on the 5th – you could be the first to show all your friends some of the beautiful product suites in the catalog!

Let me share another card that really shows you this great paper …

Wow … you can see 3 beautiful designer paper patterns on this card, and there is that beautiful deer again! I can see your friends dashing to the catalog to get a look at this bundle.

Hmmm … I can host a private party for you and your friends – sharing ideas from the Holiday catalog and YOU can be the Hostess! You bring the treats and your friends, and I’ll bring the fun and the card making packets!! What do you think??  Message me below or email me at

Enjoy the rest of your Labor Day weekend, relax, and take some time to look through your Holiday catalog … it goes live in 5! (Well … September 5)

Thanks for joining me today ~


And Heaven & Nature Sing …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you get a chance to check out yesterday’s blog? It has 3 great card shares … Halloween, Autumn and Christmas. These cards were all from my Holiday Catalog Launch party and I have one more to share with you today!

Today’s card features the Nature Sings stamp set in the Annual Catalog. I think this stamp set is perfect for a masculine card (even a birthday card) or a family that enjoys the outdoors and nature.  We used the pair of deer and the trees …

My color pallet is natural – highlighting the new Shaded Spruce and teaming it with Old Olive. I based these from the pattern of Designer paper I chose in the Under the Mistletoe designer paper… I thought it was cool that there was that pretty deer patterned paper, then I added the stacked wood from the Wood Textures Designer paper stack.  It all fits so … well, naturally! It Brings the wood tones in with the green tones … just like nature gives us.

My base is Shaded Spruce cardstock and the card front is Old Olive … I stamped the trees 2 times before re-inking the stamp onto the front so you get a double shade of the Shaded Spruce. Also gives you an appearance of distance or dimension.

The deer where highlighted by stamping them onto Whisper White cardstock and cut out with the circle die from the Stitched Shapes Thinlits Dies. The coloring was done with the Old Olive and Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blend markers.

I finished off my card with the Bakers Twine (yes … it’s Garden Green) but it looks really nice with the card. The greens tie nicely together and the white ties in the deer on the designer paper and it all brings your eye to the focal point … the Nature Sings stamp set.

I thank you for joining me today and checking out my Christmas card creation.

Hope this inspires you to discover a little nature today … enjoy.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … Don’t forget “Bonus Buys” going on through the end of the month … When you spend $50 before ship/taxes, you will receive a bonus coupon code which you can redeem in September!



Winter Woods Bundle

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a card to share with you that was created using the Winter Woods bundle in the Holiday Catalog.  This will also give you a bit of a sneak peek into my Holiday Catalog Launch Party as this is just one of the bundles that will be featured and highlighted at my party.  There is still time to RSVP … but only until Friday!

Today’s card is one of the cards that was featured on the Stampin’ Up! Alaskan Cruise … they get their hands on the Holiday catalog first and have a special room set up for all the achievers to come in and view the product and samples from the catalog!!  You know I’m working on achieving the next Incentive trip (Greek Isles Cruise)!!

This simple card is perfect for the new stamper, someone who has a lot of cards to make … or someone who needs to make cards in a hurry! lol

The cardstock is stamped to create a beautiful background and then a piece of vellum is used to highlight the greeting (which is included in the stamp set) and is punched out using the Everyday Label punch. Behind our greeting are a few embellishment that adorns the card.

The die cut embellishments really give your card some beautiful texture, as does the twine which wraps around the card and really helps draw your eye to the focal point … which is your greeting. I really like the simplicity of this card because sometimes less is more.

Thank you for joining me today, I hope you have enjoyed todays card.

Have a great day ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Technique Tuesday: Colored Foils

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share my card with you today because not only am I using the awesome new Blended Seasons stamp set and coordinating stitched dies but I have a really cool technique too!!  Not only that … I’ve taken an old favorite and incorporated it into the card as well.

The card was created for my “Color Your Season” Class that I hosted last week … we made a Spring, Wedding, Autumn and a Christmas card, it is the Christmas card that I will be sharing with you.

This was the card that changed 3 times before I got to what you will see today … it was all about the background, but once I picked up the Wood Textures Designer paper … I knew that was it!!  You see, I have already pulled out the circle die from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies to create my wreath.

The holly was stamped on Very Vanilla and colored with the Cherry Cobbler and Old Olive Stampin’ Blends and then cut into sections and wrapped around the wreath.  Our bow was created using the Silver Foil paper and the die from the bundle … then, I used the Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Blend and colored it!! I wanted red and I wanted the shine!! It works beautifully.  You can do it before or after you die cut.

Can you image ALL the new Foil colors you can now use on your projects!! Amazing and soooo easy.  And because the Stampin’ Blends are alcohol markers it dries quickly.

The greeting is from the Blended Seasons stamp set and was stamped in Cherry Cobbler and punched with the Triple Banner punch.  I also sponged the banner with Sahara Sand to age it a little.  The combination of all these single entities created a warm holiday card.

The red foil bow just adds a special touch to the card and really helps make it pop.  I also added just a touch of the Wink of Stella onto the holly berries.  You could also use the glue from the Fine Tip Glue pen … that will also give it a shine.

Thank you for stopping back to check out my blog post today.  You can purchase any of the items used for today’s card by clicking on any of the items listed below.

Have a wonderful day ~



Simply Sunday: Christmas Season

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

So what did you think of the sneak peeks? Oh my … this is an awesome catalog, and I have one coming to you! I’m trying to wait patiently for my pre-order to come … then I can play!  Meanwhile ~ We have the exciting “Share Your Season” Promotion and I have another beautiful card to share with you today!!

Today’s card celebrates the Christmas season (Thursday I shared my Autumn card using the watercolor pencils and blender pen). It’s time to share how the fabulous Stampin’ Blends markers work with this stamp set and coordinating framelit dies.

I began with the middle sized frame in the die set and cut it out of Whisper White. I then stamped the spray of Holly near the bottom (fits right in) then turned it 180 and stamped it again.  When I colored the leaves I started with the Old Olive Light first then just added a dash of the Old Olive dark on the center line of the leaf and then went back over with the Light to blend it in.

A touch of Real Red on the holly berries and Daffodil Delight on the sprigs and your coloring is complete! I added just a hint of the Wink of Stella to give it a little glitz.

The card base is Old Olive cardstock and I created a focal point with a swatch of 3″ x 4 1/4″ Under the Mistletoe Designer Series paper and a 3 1/4″ x 4 1/4″ Real Red mat. Then our greeting was simply popped up onto the card and your done!! Simple and Sweet … no hassle, just a fun and easy coloring project.

So here are the two cards I made to far with the Blended Seasons Stamp set and Stitched Season framelits, and if you like these …

You won’t want to miss the amazing cards that we will be making (includes envelopes) in my Color Your Season class. I still have a couple spots left. RSVP today: 262-334-1009

I also will have an amazing special for attendees.  Can’t make it to my class? You can purchase the completed class cards, mailed to you for $20.00 … this will also qualify your for my Class Special.  Contact me today … message me below or email me at:

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to join me today.

May your day be a good one ~