Dear Heart Photopolymer Stamp Set Samples!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

From what I hear … boy stamps are almost as hard to come by as masculine ones.  Last week I shared a new stamp set “Dear Heart” with you, it’s the “boy” version of “Sweetie Pie”.  I saw these wonderful samples of cards and projects using the “Dear Heart” stamp set and knew I had to share them with you.

I give cudo’s to Cindy B. Stampin’ Up! Senior Staff Writer … not only did she design the stamp set, she created all the samples seen here today!  Thank you Cindy for sharing.

This companion to the Sweetie Pie Photopolymer Stamp Set has the cute boy images so many have been asking for! Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C & G (not included in the set).

Don’t you just love the Green & Gold!  I wonder if Cindy is a Packer Fan 🙂

If you would like to purchase this stamp set, just click on the picture below.  You can use HOSTESS CODE –  AT22FGCR

Dear Heart stamp set

Remember all on-line orders totaling $50 (before shipping & handling) in the month of July will receive a surprise in your mailbox from me (something you can use in your cardmaking!).  Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for stopping by …

Have a good day!




12 Quick -n- Easy Cards using Designer Series Paper!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I thought I would share a recap of the many cards using the new Designer Series papers!  I thought this would be a great way to finish off the Quick -n- Easy cards series.

Our first three cards are from the “LULLABY” Designer Series Papers …




As you can see, this beautiful paper can be used for many styles of cards … not just baby cards as the name “Lullaby” would imply.  I love the fun playful patterns in the Soft Subtle colors.


My next three cards are from the “PARK LANE” Designer Series Paper…




Don’t you just love these papers!  The rich Blackberry Bliss color teamed up with colors like Old Olive and Soft Suede make these colors perfect for a man or women’s card… and the patterns are there to support it.


My next 2 cards are from the “Back to Black” Designer Series Paper ….



For me … this is my go to Designer Paper because you can team it up with any colors you want!   The patterns range from floral, to fun, to funky!  It’s great to pick out your pattern and then accessorize it the way you want … like having a little black dress!


The next two cards come from the “SWEET TAFFY” Designer Series paper and from my Quick -n- Easy collection …



This is definitely a fun designer paper to have around… the colors and patterns are just waiting for you to come out and play!


The next three card samples come from the “MARITIME” Designer Paper …




This is a great designer paper to have in your collection!  Right off the bat you think masculine, guy cards … but you can see this is so much more!  From a playful kids card to yes …  a baby card!

Isn’t it great to see the different styles all together on one page!  I thought it was a great way to showcase the different designer papers in the different designer series packages.     Hope you enjoyed the cards.  I’d love to know which one is your favorite?

I’ll have the links below so you can just click on them and begin shopping.  Don’t forget …

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Thanks for stopping by…  have an awesome weekend!



It’s your birthday!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I continue with my Quick-n-Easy card series share with the designer paper.  I thought it would be fun to use the same designer paper and stamp set that I used yesterday!  I came up with a fun and colorful kids card for a birthday.

Our designer paper is the “Sweet Taffy” and I picked the stripped and polka dot patterns… that’s a whole lot of fun!  It’s the “Big News” stamp set,and I picked “It’s your birthday!” and yes, it’s suppose to have ink inside the letters 🙂


My base card is Tempting Turquoise… I also matted the greeting with it.   I added the Daffodil Delight behind the designer paper to coordinate with the cotton ribbon and scallop punch behind the candle.  Whisper White was used for the greeting, the candle and the inside of the card.

I pulled out the Circle Collection Framelits to cut out my greeting and the mat.  I was tempted to do some paper piercing on the Turquoise mat some texture, but I said I would give you quick -n- easy! Feel free to step up any card with paper piercing.  It is easy and it adds a nice touch to the card.

I also did some punching, that’s always a quick and easy way to jazz up a card.  Today I used the 1-3/8″ Circle punch and teamed it up with the 1-3/4″ Scallop Circle punch.


Yep … I did it, I broke out the glitter!  It’s been a while but I love the sparkle on the card.  I’m sure I’ll be sparkling for a few days too.  Even the shower doesn’t even get it all off, but it does look pretty going down the drain! LOL

Don’t forget that today is Tuesday and that means new Weekly Deals!  Click on the “WEEKLY DEALS”  picture below and check out what’s on sale today!


Thanks for stopping by today.  Not sure if I’ll be sharing this combination of  “Sweet Taffy” & “Big News” again tomorrow, but I will have another Quick -n- Easy card for you!

Have a great day ~




A Little Something Cute (Sneak Peek)

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

The sun is shining today!!  It’s also the first day in a long time that I have had to myself, so I think I got a little lazy with my post!  Let me just say … it’s worth the wait.

Today I am sharing with you a cute card created with some new products from Stampin’ Up!.  It’s a bit of a tease of what coming not only in the new catalog, but at my New Catalog Kick-Off party!!  I don’t have a date right now as I’m still waiting on word from the hall, but I’ll be sure to send invites as soon as we have things finalized.

My card is made with the new “Maritime” Designer Series Paper and is perfect for a new baby boy or a first birthday.


My color pallet reflect the designer paper: Whisper White, Night Of Navy, Pool Party, and Cherry Cobbler.  The white, cherry and navy truly feel nautical, and the addition of the Pool Party makes it perfect for this baby card.

I used the both sides of the designer paper … the cute little octopus is on one side, and the fun waves pattern is on the other!  You will also find a strip of the “waves” on the inside of the card.  To anchor my greeting, I used the star punch from the new “Itty Bitty Accents” punch pack.  I also used the punch inside on my strip of designer paper.


The greeting… “a little something cute…”  comes from the new stamp set, “Something to Say”.  It’s filled with great greetings and verses!  I added the inside verse “for your cute little someone” to complete the card!  This is one of the stamp sets you will be using and my Kick-off Party!

Oh!  By the way… I will have boxes and boxes of the new catalogs along with me!!  All club members get them for free, or anyone placing an order of $25 or more will also get to take one home with them!

I can’t wait to share this exciting new catalog with you!  Watch for my “Kick-Off Party” invitation!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!



Throwback Thursday … with “Tag It”

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

With all the social media buzz going on now days, I thought I’d share something fun with you.  No … I’m not posting a “selfie” but I thought it would be fun to do a “Throwback Thursday”.  So today I’m going to share with you some cards that I had made a while back.

I’m actually going to share a “set sampler” with you.  This is a group of cards made from the same stamp set…. today’s set is the “Tag It” stamp set.   Some of these you have seen before, and some will be new to you.  On that note … let’s get on with the sharing!

My first card is a Get Well card that I paired up with the “Quarterfancy Specialty” Designer Paper.  I created it with Daffodil Delight cardstock because I thought it was bright and cheery!  I also used the Polka Dot embossing folder and Daffodil Delight seam binding.


This cute birthday card below, is a fun card for the kid of any age … 9 to 92!  I love all the bold colors by using the brights collection: Pacific Point and Real Red.  I teamed it with the In-Color; Gumball Green (this will be retiring this year!)

The “Tag It” stamp set coordinates with the “Chalk Talk Framelits” found on page 187.  I used the tag framelit to create a focal point for my stamped image.

You will also see the cute little “Candy Dots” … I used them to anchor the red banners.  All mounted on the Pacific Point background that was embossed with the “Fancy Fan” folder.



The “Tag It” stamp set our Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set.  Each year Stampin’ Up! designs a new stamp set to raise funds to help families who have children with serious illnesses.  When you buy the “Tag It” stamp set …. Stampin’ Up! will donated $3 to the RMHC.  It’s the best kind of gift.

My next card is a fun and bright way of saying … Congratulations!  Who wouldn’t want this star spangled beauty to celebrate their accomplishments.  Again I used the Chalk Talk Framelits and Candy Dots.  I did however team up my stars with the stripes embossing folder.



Oh yes, there is more!   Why … because “I DIG YOU”!!   Oh my gosh … I love this card (I love them all) but this one is just a neat way to tell someone you care about them.

I used the “Epic Day This and That” Designer Series Paper.  The earthy colors work so well with our “digging” tool!  LOL    Oh my … it’s just too cute!

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I have one last card for you… my “Christmas Around the World” card.  OK … I love this one too!


I used the “I Am Me” Designer Series Paper because of this pattern.  I just thought “how can you not use that for a Santa card!”  Right?  Again, I used the Chalk Talk Framelits to cut out Santa.  He was actually stamped twice, once in Gumball Green and the other in Real Red.  The green greeting were cut out and popped up on the tag.

If you don’t already have this stamp set … think about it.  With each set sold – $3.00 goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  To date we have donated over $1,000,000 … because we all care.  Kinda makes you feel all warm and fuzzy inside!

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share … this one really touches my heart. I have listed the ingredients for these cards along with the link to view or purchase.

I wish you a warm and wonderful day today.







Rev Up the Fun!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend.  I caught a glimpse of the qualifying runs for the Daytona 500 – that means Spring is just around the corner … right?  It also inspired my card for today’s share.

With all the beautiful floral stamp sets in the Stampin’ Up! catalog, it seems “man cards” are few and far between.  If you are in need of an idea, I hope this inspires you.  It will also work great for a kids card.


My color pallet today is simple … Midnight Muse and Whisper White.  I chose the “Rev Up the Fun” stamp set and the race car.  The greeting is included in the stamp set.  The tire tracks stamp is great for the inside of this card … and don’t forget to stamp the envelope too!

I embossed the bottom half of the card with the “Chevron” textured embossing folder.  When I was ready to stamp the car, I wanted it to look like it was racing across the card, so I began at the right side, held it down for a bit to ensure I had a nice dark color … then dragged it backwards.

Here’s a tip … Practice, practice, practice.  This way you make sure you got a good feel of how you want it too look, and to make sure your not dragging it crooked across the card.


Next I used the “Word Bubble Framelit Dies” and cut out a word bubble that fit the greeting.  I set my greetings inside the word bubble dies to make sure they fit, before I cut.

Then I stamped my greeting on a separate piece of white cardstock and popped it up behind the opening.  I then added Stampin’ Dimensionals to the rest of the piece before mounting it onto the Midnight Muse mat.

My final step was to add the ribbon … I tied a knot in it before attaching (more manly than a bow).  Then I just used my Snail adhesive to adhere the card front to the base.


Thank you so much for checking out my blog today.  Hope I inspired you to start your week off by “Rev’in up the Fun”.

Take good care ~


Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 Rev Up the Fun Stamp Set – WOOD



 Rev Up the Fun Stamp Set – CLEAR



 Chevron Textured Embossing Folder



 Midnight Muse 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon



 Word Bubble Framelit Dies



 Stampin’ Dimensionals

I made sure that the items used today will qualify for a FREESale-a-Bration item!  Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  Thank YOU!

The Fab Four …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

A happy Sunday to you!  I hope you are having a fabulous weekend.  I have been in my stampin’ studio creating all weekend … it’s been far too long since I spent an entire day stamping.

Let me start by saying that “YOU” inspire me!  Yesterday I showed you a simple card and said… “Just think of all the wonderful cards you could make using this layout and some designer series paper!”  So I went into my Stampin’ Studio and created “the Fab Four” just for you!

Now … my “Fab Four” are not the Beatles, however I think it is amazing that they are being honored tonight … “The Night That Changed America: A GRAMMY Salute To The Beatles” on CBS Television Network tonight … Sunday, Feb. 9 at  8 p.m. ET/PT — exactly 50 years to the day, date, and time of the original event – the Ed Sullivan Show.


My “Fab Four” are much easier to recreate … LOL  I decided to use the same stamp set as I did on yesterday’s card; A Dozen Thoughts.  Then I chose the “Quarterfancy Specialty Paper.  All 4 cards will use these two items.  The punch and ribbons will change slightly.

Let’s take a look at the first card share following the exact same layout as yesterday …


I replaced the heart with the butterfly and the red ribbon to white.  A totally different look, just by changing out the paper and greeting; “you made my day” in Island Indigo!  I will have a list of ingredients at the end of the post.

Next you will notice a slight change, as the specialty paper is the “clear patterned” paper.  It allows you to use any color … I chose the Pink Pirouette and the “it’s a girl” greeting.  With the use of the large oval punch and the basic pearls, you can create a simply elegant baby card.

Its a girl

My third card share … I moved the ribbon down closer to the bottom of the card and stamped my “Wish Big” greeting directly onto the new “Essentials Wooden Elements” .  They can be found in the Occasions Catalog.

Now remember, these cards look totally different but I am only using 1 designer paper packet … don’t you love it!


For the last card to round out my “Fab Four” … I changed it up by creating a horizontal card.  Same card pattern, of a ribbon, designer paper, and a greeting!  The button comes from the “Naturals Designer Buttons” found in our big catalog and idea book.


Banners are “hot” right now, so that is why you see them on two of my four cards… besides they look cool.  Just like the hairdo’s the Beatles had when they first arrived here in the US.

So I hope you enjoyed my “Fab Four”…  One simple pattern, one designer paper packet, and one stamp set can be your basic tools to create many different card looks.

Thank you so much for spending a part of your day with me.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend ~


Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 A Dozen Thoughts – WOOD



 A Dozen Thoughts – CLEAR



 Quarterfancy Specialty Paper



 Bitty Butterfly Punch



 Elegant Butterfly Punch



 Large Oval Punch



 Whisper White ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon



 Whisper White 5/8” Organza Ribbon



 Daffodil Delight Seam Binding



 Early Espresso 1/8” Taffeta Ribbon



 Essentials Wooden Elements

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  Don’t forget that with each $50 purchase, you will get to chose a FREE Sale-a-bration goodie!


It’s a Boy … Sneak Peek

Happy Saturday my Stampin’ Friends!

Hope this post finds you well and in good spirits.  We are having a beautiful day here in southeastern Wisconsin … we may even get to 40 degrees!  I’ll take this “heat wave” since they are predicting below zero temps in 2 days.

Today I have a cute little “Sneak Peek” card for you that not only gives you a sneak peek at the Occasions catalog, but also a Sale-a-bration item that you can earn free!

As I promised yesterday, I am going to show you a peek at the new designer paper “Watercolor Wonder” … there are so many beautiful patterns in there, I decided to showcase my least favorite~


I’m not to big on “splotches” … is that a word?  Anyway, I decided to challenge myself with my least favorite, but I must say that I love the way this turned out.  How cute for a baby card.  I know my baby is 30 something, but I still recall that little ones are good at making “splotches”.

Once I chose the paper, I cased a pattern from our Stampin’ Success magazine, and used the new “Banner Framelit Dies” to cut out a banner from the designer paper.

Next, I punched a banner from our Sale-a-bration banner punch, but it was a bit short, so I made it longer.  I took a picture showing how to do it, but because the product has not yet been released … I can only show samples and not the actual product.  So I will be sure to show you how I did it, after the catalog release.

I used the same stamp set as yesterday, “A Dozen Thoughts” and decided to use my “Stamp-a-ma-jig” to place the words where I wanted them on the banner.  I then roughed up the edges to create a bit more texture.


Then I just finished it off with a pretty little bow.


Thank you for stopping by today!  Enjoy your Saturday.

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Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – WOOD



 A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set – CLEAR

 Available Jan 3


 Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper

 Available Jan 3


 Banner Framelit Dies



 Banner Punch

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.  Thank you!

Wheely Sweet Friend …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy Tuesday to you!  Today is day 2 of my “I Am Me” designer series paper share and I have teamed it up with the “wheely” fun stamp set … Cycle Celebration!

I also have a great stamping tip for you today … so sit back and enjoy the ride 🙂


The designer paper is so fun and colorful and I wanted to highlight it,  so I chose “So Saffron” as my cardstock.   I added a touch of texture with the “Needlepoint Border Expressions Folder” and ran it down the edge of the card.

I’m excited to show you how I got the curved edge on my “tag” …

Once you have chosen the size cardstock you will be using for your tag, you can find a coordinating size “Oval Framelit” to cut the top!

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Place the top of the cardstock “under” the framelit on top to cut … then be sure to layer the bottom end of the cardstock “OVER” the framelit so it does not cut.

** I only rolled my framelit slightly past the cutting edge so that I did not damage the rest of the cardstock.

How cool is that!!  Just think of the cool edges you can make now … and you have another use for your framelits 🙂


The greetings were colored in with my markers, something fun you can do with any stamp to make it multi-colored.

I just have to point out that yummy little “Candy Dot” that anchors my tag.  Today I used it with the “Base Brads” … wow, that really makes the candy dots stand out.

Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Cycle Celebration – WOOD



Cycle Celebration – CLEAR



I Am Me Designer Series Paper



Oval Collections Framelit Dies



Needlepoint Border Expressions Folder



Candy Dots – Brights Collection



Base Brads

Birthday Balloons …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Friday to you all … hope you are enjoying this weather!  How nice it was to come home from Convention knowing that the oppressive heat you had was gone.  Sorry you had to go through that!

Today I’d like to share with you a simple and “quick to make” Birthday card.  It seems we always need birthday cards.  Don’t you find some months are loaded with birthdays?  April and September are big ones for me.

I also have some stampin’ tips for you to use while making this card.  First, we will be using makers to color our stamp, which comes from the stamp set “Delightful Dozen”.


Any birthday set would work for our card, but I like the Delightful Dozen because it covers so many occasions… great for new stampers, or anyone who likes to get a lot of use out of there stamp sets.

OK … back to our stampin’ tip!  When coloring your stamps (known as Direct to Rubber Coloring) you will want to keep the end of your markers as flat as possible, not directly coloring with the “tip”.  Coloring with the wider section and not the very tip, will keep your markers lasting longer.


Oh yes, and when using multiple colors … start with the lightest and work your way to the darkest.  Here I used: Summer Starfruit, Bermuda Bay, and Rich Razzelberry.

My second tip is how to create “flags”.  You can easily get that perfect end by using your square punch.  Begin by sliding your cardstock into the punch and line up the corner of the punch to the center of your cardstock.  Then, make sure both sides of the cardstock are even (it will look like a house).


It’s really all in the alignment, and simple when you get the hang of it.  Just a little practice and you’ll be on your way to perfect flags (or banners as some call them) either way … they’re HOT on cards right now.

Now on to the card ….


Now … isn’t that cute!  And so easy, just use DSP (Designer Series Paper) a couple of scrap pieces of cardstock – punched to create flags, and a greeting!  Who doesn’t love simple and fast cards?!

The birthday greeting was punched out using the 2-1/2″ (120906) Circle punch.  I also punched out 2 Bermuda Bay circle to add a pop of color behind the greeting.  You will notice it doesn’t go all the way around (because it’s the same size) but it’s just enough color to add a bit more dimension.

I used the fun, fun, fun, “Birthday Basics” (130145) Designer Series Paper.  If you think it’s cute in the catalog, wait till you get it in your hands!  Oh my gosh … I fell in love with it.  With 10 grandchildren, this will really come in handy.

Please don’t forget that the Designer Series Paper is currently on sale … Buy 3 / Get 1 FREE! (Sale ends July 31st).

Click here to view Designer Paper Promotion / Go to bottom of post

Let me know what you think of this paper.  Do you already have it already?  Let me know by dropping a line in the comment box.  Thanks!

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Cutest Babies Ever …

Happy Monday!

Welcome to a brand new week and a more stamping samples!  I have been in my stampin’ studio all weekend preparing for my upcoming Hostess / Customer Appreciation & Catalog Kick-off party!

I have decided to focus on 7 brand new stamp sets and “Label Love” is one of them!  This is the stamp set I used to create today’s cute baby card.

Babies have been on my mind lately… Amy from my Thursday night Technique Club  just had a sweet baby boy “Cody”, and rumor has it … Marlene from my Wednesday night Technique group just became a grandma!  Still waiting the details on the baby!  So this is dedicated to both of them …


I love how the colors work perfectly for a baby card.  From the Subtles collection I used the So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, and the returning Soft Sky, then from our new In-Color collection the new Pistachio Pudding.

Again, the stamp set is “Label Love” found on page 33.  Although I did not use it, Label Love comes with a coordinating punch!  Here I used the 1″ Circle Punch to spotlight one of the “Cutest Baby Ever”.

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I also used the small heart punch in So Saffron, Pink Pirouette, and Soft Sky to compliment the embossed hearts on the card created with the hearts from the Adorning Accents Embossing Folders.  You just can’t have too much heart when it comes to babies!

Then I added a soft embellishment with the pearls … Some believe that pearls were formed by the passage of angels through the clouds of heaven.  Over time, the pearl has become the symbol of purity and innocence.  How perfect for a baby card.

If you liked and need any of the items used to create this card, just click on the link below and it will take you to my on-line store.  You may shop 24-7 (even in your jammies!)

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Please feel free to leave a comment if you enjoyed the card today,  I’d love to hear from you!

Have a wonderful week ~

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