Fresh Fig Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share the last of my cards from the Snowflake Sentiments Showcase, and it will be a vertical card verses the horizontal layout I have been using.

My color pallet is very simple for this card with Fresh Fig and Whisper White with a touch of Silver … oh so classy! You can see how sweetly the silver snowflakes fit into the die cut edgelit.

The snowflakes were embellished with a pretty bow made from the Fresh Fig 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon. Just the sound of Fig reminds me of Christmas, and our greeting “Wrapped in the Warmth of Christmas” brings back memories of Figgy Pudding (well … at least in the movies!) lol

The greeting was heat embossed with Silver emboss powder to coordinate with our Silver Foil paper. To add a touch of texture, I used the “Softly Falling” embossing folder.

Wow … that’s it.  A simply elegant style card created with the warm color of fig and a touch of silver glam!

Thank you for taking time out of your day to visit my blog. It’s greatly appreciated. I have listed the ingredients to the card below.

Have a special day ~

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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!

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Celebrate Every Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a fun card to share with you that is full of color and full of layers, yet super simple to put together! Oh yes, and I’m going to tease you again with that pretty Sale-a-bration Glimmer Paper that will be released on the 21st! It’s less than one week away!

To create this card I pulled out my “Celebrate Every Day” Project Life Card Collection. I don’t just use my Project Life for my scrapbooking … I use it for cards and more. There are so many fun patterns and verses. Both of the “cards” came directly from the kit, no trimming or cutting!


Here’s a short video that shows your everything that you get in the Card Collection and Accessory pack.

Memory keeping has never been so easy! With the Celebrate Every Day Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack, you can quickly and easily create photo pages, cards, and more.

I am somewhat attached to those cute little heart embellishments too, they are from the Sending Love embellishments found on page 15 of the Occasions Catalog.  Hearts aren’t just for Valentines. It’s one of the most treasured ways to express your feelings without saying a word ❤ 


I used the Tombo Glue to adhere the Glimmer Paper to the base, and the flower card to my Glimmer paper and the Heart embellishments to that card.  It works really nice without the worry of the card falling apart.

Let me know if you have any questions about the Project Life Card Collections, we have more in the annual catalog! They are fun and easy to play with.

Thank you for checking out my blog …

I hope your day is a good one!

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Memory keeping has never been so easy!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m back with another video…

Memory keeping has never been so easy! With the Celebrate Every Day Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack, you can quickly and easily create photo pages, cards, and more.

See them now in the 2017 occasions (spring/summer) catalog–then contact me or go to to order yours.

I’m waiting for my card collection and accessory pack to come later today.  Then stop back tomorrow and check out what I have come up with!

Thank you for stopping back.

Have a great day ~







Simple, Affordable way to Organize Your Photos …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share a simple, affordable system for organizing your photos into albums … it’s called Project Life, by Stampin’ Up!

All you need to get started is a few basic products, and then you’ll just slip your photos into project pocket pages … we’ll let me show you!


Here’s a quick video to show you how quick and easy it is to use …

Here is our newest Project Life card collection that I just fell in love with.  I not only use my card collections and accessory packs for my scrapbooking … I also use them to make quick and beautiful cards!


See how it helps your Memory keeping super simple and super beautiful with Project Life card collections. Just slip these designed cards into Photo Pocket Pages for instant color, design, and journaling space.

* 100 cards in 3 sizes: 4″ x 6″, 4″ x 4″, 3″ x 4″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm, 10.2 x 10.2 cm, 7.6 x 10.2 cm)
* Double-sided

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Soft Suede,
Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, white

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Dress up your Project Life pages with the accessories in this pack. They’re also great for more than just Project Life; use on cards or traditional scrapbook pages too.


Pack includes
* Exclusive set of 12 photopolymer stamps
* 4 die-cut specialty cards, 3″ x 4″ (7.6 x 10.2 cm)
* 2 acetate specialty cards, 4″ x 6″ (10.2 x 15.2 cm)
* 11 double-sided specialty cards, 2″ x 2″ (5.1 x 5.1 cm)
* 6 single-sided die-cut specialty cards, 2″ x 2″ (5.1 x 5.1 cm)
* 2 alphabet sticker sheets
* 1 element sticker sheet
* 1 acetate sticker sheet
* 12 wood shapes
* 12 enamel stickers
* 150 sequins
* 1 roll washi tape, 5 yards (4.6 m)

Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, gold, Old Olive, Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, Soft Suede,
Tangerine Tango, Very Vanilla, white

It truly is a simple, affordable system for organizing your photos into albums and for your card making!

Hope you enjoyed today’s post, and I thank you for stopping by.

Have a wonderful day.


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Mini Album in a Box

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~


I’m off to our Annual Spring Retreat nestled on the shores of beautiful Green Lake …


I thought I would share this fabulous post by one of our Artisian Team members. This is such a cute idea,  I couldn’t help but share. This post is copied from the Stampin’ Up! blog “Get Inspired”.  Anyone can follow this blog – check it out!

So here is Rachel Grandin-Torchet / Artisan Design Team 2015–2016  , and her fabulous …

Mini Album in a Box

Lots of my friends are expecting little girls and boys this month, so recently I’ve been involved in a series of “baby projects,” creating little gifts which my friends will be able to use during their first year as moms of newborns. I hope these gifts will allow  them to keep memories of this year full of changes and emotions!

To make this project, I created a box using the Gift Box Punch Board (item 135863); the final box measures 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ x 1-3/4″. (Start at line “L” and fold on the “S” diagonal line.)

I used the 2-7/16″ square from the Squares Collection Framelits Dies (item 130921) to create a little window at the bottom of the box.

Then I created a mini album by cutting 3″ x 3″ squares from the following: Night of Navy Cardstock (item 100867), Whisper White Cardstock (item 100730), Window Sheets (item 142314), and Vellum Cardstock (item 101856).

I created one page for each month and decorated them with images from different stamps sets : Number of Years (item 140653), Project Life Hello Baby (item 138672), Made with Love (item 138662), and Be the Star (item 135731). I added supplementary pages so that they can add extra pictures or memories of those unforgettable moments.

Since I’m totally in love with Stampin’ Emboss Powder, I used it a lot in different colors, including Cherry Cobbler (item 122949) and Whisper White (item 109132).

Finally, I decorated the box with a nice little “ribbon” and a perfect bow that I made using the Bow Builder Punch (item 137414).

I really hope that you liked this tutorial and will enjoy this little project. Of course you can adapt it to your liking for any occasion or special event in your life.

Now, it’s your turn to have fun!
Rachel Grandin-Torchet
Artisan Design Team 2015–2016


Friends & Memories …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you this fine day? I’m hoping for that 64° weather they promised us … and sunshine, lot’s of sunshine!

We always talk about how versatile and how well our stamp sets and accessories coordinate, well today I’d like to share a card that I created with a unique combination.


I began with the “In This Together” stamp set which you can find in our main catalog. I like to two friends standing together under the umbrella.  I wanted blue tones for my color pallet and picked the Bermuda Bay and Tempting Turquoise colors from the Bold Collection.

It was the umbrella that reminded me of a card in the “Memories in the Making” Project Life Specialty card collection … It’s a FREE Sale-a-bration item! It has “resist” raindrops!

Now … I’ll be totally honest / I left a nice turquoise finger print on my card piece and did not want to start all over so I improvised! I looked through my stamp sets until I found a verse that I thought fit with my card, and yep, I told you our stamps coordinate in unexpected ways … The verse is from “Sprinkles of Life” … amazing! I love the way the theme for this entire card fit together.


One more thing … I used the “Crystal Effects” on the umbrella and boots on my card, which coordinates with the “Memories in the Making” Project Life Specialty card resist …  the shine carries all the way through the card.

I’m not sure Stampin’ Up! even knows these three items would coordinate so well. My thought for you … experiment with combining different stamp sets and accessories, you’ll never know what you will come up with!

Thank you for sharing part of your day with me!

I’ll be back tomorrow with another Simply Sunday project.

Have a good day ~


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