Beautiful Thing Card & Color Theory Class Announcement

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a card to share with you that represents another class that I will be hosting this July.  It comes from the Color Theory Suite … you’ve seen the cute card I shared a couple days ago with the Adirondack chair and the feel of summer, today’s card feels like the first breath of Autumn …

I used both the stamps and the dies for the leaves and then matted them with the Color Theory Designer Series paper.  Life is a beautiful thing and this is just one of the beautiful verses in this stamp set, and I highlighted that by using it with one of the oval dies from the “Stitched Shapes Framelits”.

We tied the entire card together by placing the pretty little “Glitter Enamel Dots” around the card front. You can see it draws your eye from the base to the greeting and then to the leaves. Simply pretty.

Here are the details for my upcoming Color Theory Stamp Class …


Join me on Wednesday, July 19th at 6:00 pm and discover all the “Color Theory” product suite has to offer.  You will get a “your hands-on” experience using the coordinating products to create some beautiful cards!

Date: Wednesday, July 19th 2017

Time: 6:00 pm

Cost: $10 / or FREE with qualifying purchase

Place: My Stampin’ Studio

Join me and find out why this is one of the “hottest” product suites in the new catalog!! You’ll not only get to make and take home some awesome cards, we’ll also have the cards on display that my clubs make in June.

Thanks for stopping by … Let me know if you have any questions.

Have an awesome day!

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Parade of Pumpkins …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday I shared a special announcement from Stampin’ Up! about the April Paper Pumpkin kit that was designed by our CEO Sarah Douglas! For those of you who are not familiar with Paper Pumpkin … it is a monthly Stampin’ Kit that comes directly to your door!

This kit includes everything you need to make the projects enclosed … you may need a little adhesive and a scissors but that’s it.  Your first kit comes with a block for the stamps, of course the stamps, ink spots (small ink pad) and all the card bases, accessories and more! 

So today, I’d like to share some of my Paper Pumpkin pics and alternative projects so you can see how cute and fun these kits are … It’s like having a birthday every month!!








So much fun in a box and delivered right to your door … a stampin’ kit ready to go.  It’s a great way to get together with your friends.

Let me know if you have any questions or if your ready … Click on the link below and purchase a 3 month subscription, just to try it out.  Plus … you’ll get a FREE Sale-a-bration item as well.


Thanks for joining me today, hope your day is a good one!


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Throwback Thursday: Autumn Leaves

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

OK – there are way too many leaves off the tree’s already … Where did autumn go? This is my favorite time of year and I feel like I was so busy that I missed it!

Today I’m sharing a card that I made last year.  This was a fun card to make, I used the “Baby Wipe” technique to get all this color …


I knew I wanted to use the “Sheltering Tree” stamp set, and the “Baby Wipe” technique is the easiest and quickest way to create the explosion of color. I laid out a stack of 4 – 5 baby wipes and began dropping ink from the refill bottles.

I used Old Olive, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Red re-inkers, then pressed the leaves into the inked up baby wipe and stamped it onto the tree which was already stamped in Chocolate Chip.

I added the leaves to create my ground cover and then added a greeting which is included in the stamp set.  Unfortunately the Curvy Corner Trio Punch was discontinued…. I miss it!


A simple card yes, but too pretty to resist.

Thank you for joining me today,

I hope you have a good day.






Throwback Thursday: Fall Fun

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I love fall,  it is my favorite season and hosts my second favorite holiday … Halloween. I love the crisp air, the smell and the beautiful colors, not to mention the visits to the pumpkin farms!

Today I’m sharing two scrapbook pages that I did years ago, but the layouts used make them timeless.

The first is a visit to the pumpkin farm with 2 of my granddaughters. A simple layout but it works beautifully as it really makes the pictures “pop” … and isn’t that was scrapbooking is all about – the pictures!


I still laugh when I look at this page. We told Cassie should could have any pumpkin she wanted as long as she could pick it up! Well let me tell you… that young girl had a lot of determination, you can see her struggle, but she got them and was so proud.

The second is another layout of us at the pumpkin farm … this time I used a split photo technique. I always wanted to do that and it really looks cool.


These pages are really making me long for the days of pumpkin farms … time to pick up my great grandson and continue the traditions!

Hope you enjoyed the layouts, and that it inspires you to pull out your photos and do a bit of scrapbooking.

Thank you for sharing a part of your day with me.

Have a wonderful day ~


RMHC Day of Change …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have another card parade for you … featuring the “MY HERO” stamp set to honor the Ronald McDonald House Day of Change ….


October 15th is an extraordinary day. It is the day when the entire RMHC global system commemorates the opening of the very first Ronald McDonald House. To celebrate, we rally around our Donation Boxes-our largest fundraiser- to ensure that we continue to keep families close to the care and resources they need to thrive.

Your small change can change lives for Ronald McDonald House Charities … Donate to a RMHC donation box at your local participating McDonald’s.

Today I just wanted to post a recap of all the cards that I created so far, using the NEW My Hero Stamp Set… Stampin’ Up!s exclusive stamp set created for the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  

I will share all 7 with you today …


Ronald McDonald House Charities®

Stampin’ Up! partnered with Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). Each year, we design an exclusive stamp set to promote the partnership with RMHC, and donate a portion of the proceeds from the each sale of that set. To date, more than $1,000,000 has been donated from RMHC stamp set sales.


Stampin’ Up!’s demonstrators are also encouraged to volunteer their time teaching local Ronald McDonald House guests the creative art of rubber stamping through the Making a Difference program. Demonstrators also create cards at training events which are donated to Ronald McDonald Houses. Those staying at the Houses then use the cards to keep in touch with loved ones while they are away from home.


How you can help!

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.




Our homes are filled with more than help, they’re filled with hope

Many families travel far from home and spend several weeks or months to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children – a long time to be away or to divide a family. And, for children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having mom and dad close by for love and support. A Ronald McDonald House is that “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalized child at little or no cost.

Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of

their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed.

You can help us make a difference. Purchase this year’s set, My Hero, and we’ll donate $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each set purchased.

I appreciate you staying with me to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House Charities. It’s a foundation that touches my heart, as our children are our future. I’m proud that Stampin’ Up! is a RMHC partner.

Have a safe and wonderful day ~

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Suite Seasons …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to say “It’s Here” …

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Today I’d like to feature a stamp set that I think is so versatile, you will want this one in your stamp collection.  WHY? Because it has a little bit of every greeting for this upcoming season, or should I say “seasons” …

A picture tells a thousand words, so I’ll just show you …


I just love this time of year … it slows down just a bit, the weather cools down and the landscape becomes alive with vivid colors of yellow, red and orange. I can smell it already…

Then we gather with our families to give thanks for all the blessings we have, which leads us right into Christmas! Rosie red cheeks, mittens and Hot Chocolate … yum, yum.  We won’t even talk about the Christmas Cookie!

Yep, I love this time of year … and this stamp set captures so many of the sentiments of the season.

Thank you for joining me today ~

Have a wonderful day.




Thoughtful Branches Last Days …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s Monday again! Hope you had a wonderful weekend.

Today I’m hosting one more “Thoughtful Branches” classes and I wanted to send out a reminder that this versatile stamp set and coordinating framelits ends this Wednesday. It will be so sad to see it go.

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I will say it again … If you use “Lovely as a Tree” for your go to stamp set, you will really love the Exclusive Limited Time “Thoughtful Branches” Bundle. If you purchase this bundle on-line by August 31st, I will send you the 3 cards that we made in my class.


It’s so fun to be able to create a seasonal card … you can watch it go from summer to fall to winter!


Below is another one of the tree’s included in the bundle … so pretty.


Below you can see the same tree branches I used above in the background with the die cut tree as your focal point. These are both beautiful cards that showcase the versatility of this bundle.Appreciation_Gallery_DBWS_Aug2016_NA_SP_EU(4)

If you would like to purchase this bundle before it officially retires after Wednesday … just click on the icon below.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope that you have a wonderful week.


Click on imaged to purchase this fabulous bundle …