More card shares …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I would like to share with you, three more cards that we made at our Star’s Christmas Party.  We did what we call a “shoebox swap” … each participant designs a card and then cuts, and brings everything needed to make that card, then everyone at the event gets to make each others cards … it’s fun!

Would you be interested in joining in on a shoebox swap?  Let me know, I’d love to host it.

I thought I would start with Connie’s card ….


My technique groups should recognize this, we just did the “Stained Glass” technique.  Here is another wonderful card idea for you.

Connie used the “Joyful Christmas” stamp set from the Holiday Catalog (good through January 3rd) and the “Silver 1/8″ Ribbon“.  I love that Connie did her card with Silver embossing, we did ours in gold …. such a small change can make the entire card look different, and both cards are beautiful.

Next, is Ren’s card.  Ren is Connie’s daughter and has been stamping with us for quite a while.


Don’t you just love it!  We all love a good “punch” card and this one is so cute!  Ren had all the pieces cut so we didn’t even have to cut the door … we just embossed it with the new “Stylish Stripes” embossing folder.

For the wreath, we used the 2-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch and the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch.  The trick here is to punch out the circle first … then center the scallop punch over the circle to create the perfect wreath!  The punches along with the adorable “Glimmer Brad – Brights Collection ” are found in our main Idea Book & Catalog.

Now I’d like to share with you, Susan’s card… a Tri-fold Easel Card!


If you’re looking to impress someone, this will do it!  This beautiful card showcases the “Modern Medley” Designer Series Paper.  Anyone who knows me, knows this is one of my favorite Designer Papers in the catalog …. I find it so versatile.

The greeting “Your Kindness means so much” comes from the stamp set “From My Heart” … also found in the main catalog.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card share … I loved making these beautiful cards with these wonderful ladies.  I can’t think of a better day, than stamping with my friends.

If you are interested in any of the items listed to make these cards, you can just click on the link (words highlighted in pink) to view or purchase.

Have an awesome day!

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It’s Flippin’ Birthday Cards!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share with you, two of the swap cards that I received at Gloria’s regional event this past weekend.

The first is a card made by Sharon Kerr who used our new “Circle Card Thinlits Die” (133480) that was introduced this fall.  It made flip cards quick and easy… just roll it through your Bigshot!


Sharon also used the delightful “Gingham Garden Washi Tape” (129314) and the fun “Blossom Punch” (125603) … both are found in our annual catalog, to create this totally cute card!  (Just click on the highlighted words to view the product).  I love that she ran the die through the BigShot with the washi tape … and then punched the flower!  Don’t you just love the effect!

The second card is from Bonnie Miller.  Bonnie came all the way from Minnesota to join us … how wonderful was that.  You gotta love her card … this flip technique will never go out of style.    You use the layering of the card to secure the string (fishing line, dental floss works too), and then securing the string between the two punched circles.


Bonnie used the “Sassy Salutations” stamp set found on page 39 of our annual catalog for her greeting.  I love this totally “fun” font … it just relays “happy”.

Now help me out here, but I cannot place the butterfly … what do you think?  I can tell you though, that the background was embossed with the “Modern Mosaic” (129984) embossing folder.  Embossing with the folders adds a wonderful texture to the cards.

I’d love to hear what you think …

Thanks for stoppin’ by!

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Totally Batty …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s stampin’ tip / technique with glitter, but today we are going to put away the glitter, because it’s time to pull out the punches!

Yep, today’s card share is a sweet and simple punch card.  Punch art is one of my most popular stampin’ events… those classes always fill up fast.  Today we are using the 2-1/2″ and 1-3/4″ circle punches, the owl punch and the 1-3/4″ scallop punch.


Again, I began with the “Witches Brew” Designer Series Paper (I’m trying to keep your supplies to a minimum, by using the items over and over).   I matted that with a piece of Pumpkin Pie and backed it with Basic Black.

The tree limb was cut (free handed that one) out of Chocolate Chip cardstock and then embossed with the “Woodgrain” embossing folder.

The moon is easy … punch a 2-1/2″ circle then sponge the edges to create some depth to the paper.

Next I punched out the owl.  To create his wings, I punched a 1-3/4″ circle and cut it in half.  Then I used the scallop punch to create the points on his wings … a small single circle punch would work too.  I just lined up the point where the straight edge meets the curved edge and punched 2 scallops…. then I line up 1 scallop and punch.  Yes, it’s a bit tedious but it looks cool.  If you have an easier way … I would really love to hear how to do it quicker.


His little smile and teeth were hand cut … it was easy and again, it makes him look cute (not scary like real bats – but that’s a whole other story!)

To finish off the card I added a simple ribbon, the 1/8″ Pumpkin Pie Taffeta Ribbon.

Tomorrow I have another little stampin’ trick up my sleeve, so stop back and check it out.

Thanks for “hangin’ out” with me today!

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Simple Holiday Layout …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I missed you yesterday!  I spent the day with my granddaughter, something we have not done in quite a while… it was a good day!

So … today I am going to share with you, two holiday cards created with the same template (or layout).  I have used this layout on another card and just love it!  I find most of my stampin’ audience loves simple but pretty cards.

Life is so busy now days, that simplicity seems to be the norm.  However, you will soon see that you do not have to give up beauty to create simple cards.

First is my “Celebrate Halloween” card …


I used the “Halloween Bash” stamp set and the “Witches Brew” Designer Series paper (132185), both found on page 21 of the Holiday Catalog.

The pumpkins were created by punching 3 circles each of the 1″ circle punch (119869) and the 1/2″ circle punch (119868).  You will find both of the punches on page 182 of our Idea Book & Catalog.  Next, I sponged the edges of the circles to create dimension, then layered them.  I used “Tangerine Tango” ink and cardstock.  Then I just drew the little faces on the assembled pumpkins.

The greeting was created by using my markers directly onto the stamp – omitting the words I did not want to use, thus creating the simple greeting of “Celebrate Halloween”.  You can use this technique on any stamp.

The banner for both my cards today were created from a 4-1/2″ x 2-1/4″ piece of designer or glimmer paper.   I like the size fits well with this layout.

You will also notice that I have used the “Envelope Liner Framelit Dies” (132172) on both of my projects today.  These are found on page 37 of the Holiday catalog.

Here’s my second card “Joy to the World” …


I used the stamp set “Joy to the World” which you can find on page 24 of the Holiday Catalog, I have used this set many times already and it’s just September!  I’m gearing up for my holiday classes!

Next I chose the beautiful “Champagne Glimmer” paper (127885) found in the Idea book & Catalog.  I think the glimmer papers add a touch of elegance to any card… I just simply cannot resist these beautiful papers (comes in three colors: Red, Silver and the Champagne).  I teamed it up with the Early Espresso and Very Vanilla cardstock … LOVE this combination of color.

To add some extra flair and texture to my card, I embossed the background with the “Petals of Plenty” (116824) Folder on page 191.  Then created little flowers with the “Boho Blossom” Punch (119858) on page 183.  I think they coordinate nicely together!  Then top it off with the beautiful “Pearls” (119247) on page 171.  They really do complete the card.

I hope you enjoyed today’s cards created with the simple layout of a banner, greeting, and a bit of embellishing!  I would love to see what you can create with this layout.

Enjoy the wonderful weekend.

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Hello Sweet Friend …

Happy Wednesday Stampers ~

What a response I’ve been getting from my stampers about the appreciation party!  I am “honored” to know that you are so excited and hyped up after the event that you can’t sleep … I thought it was just me!!  We might have to start an “after-party” stamp camp!

As promised … I am posting the winner of “My Favorite Sample Board” … the Six-Sided Sampler stamp set!  I had so much fun creating the sample cards that went on the board (wish I would have taken pictures of the boards!)  Next time!!

One of my favorite cards is … 101_1395

I think the flower is just too cute!  I used the hexagon stamp with the “polka dots” and stamped it in Daffodil Delight.  The punch makes making petals a breeze!

Then, with the polka dot embossing folder – I embossed the Early Espresso circle and the Whisper White background.  To create the stem, I used the large oval punch and a piece of Garden Green cardstock.

I wanted to do something a bit different for the greeting, so I punched out a hexagon and tucked the greeting behind it.  The greeting was stamped on a separate piece of cardstock and sponged with Daffodil Delight so it would stand out more.  The photo is a bit deceiving … it almost looks like it’s on top.

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You may purchase the stamp set and punch separately BUT … I suggest you save 15% and purchase them as a bundle (highlighted in yellow).  The link below will take you directly to my on-line store, and the Six-Sided Sampler (clear) is on page 2.  Please let me know if you have any questions with purchasing on line or with the insert - shop nowTomorrow I’ll share with you a bit more about the contests and give-a-ways!  I think I’m still reelin’ from the fun.  I’ll be posting up-coming classes (with dates) soon.

 Have an awesome day!

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New Stamp Set Parade … Day 6

Hello Stampers …

 and a Happy Sunday to you.  Looks like we are in for a beautiful day today (and tomorrow too) before it gets hot and sticky again.

Today our card will be the 6th out of our 7 day new stamp set parade.  Or … should I say cards!  I am showing you two versions of the wedding card I created.  Each will highlight one new In-Color; Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana!

Today’s featured stamp set is: LABEL LOVE

I have posted a couple samples using Label Love before, because it is very versatile.  That makes card making a whole lot easier and cost effective… one set, many different cards!  130622L

Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: LABEL LOVE (W-130619 / C-130622)

Artisan Label Punch (130920) Coordinates with stamp set

SAVE 15% WHEN YOU BUNDLE… the stamp set & punch (W-132723 / C-132722)

BigShot (113439) / Beautifully Baroque Folder (130917)

Punches: Elegant Butterfly (127526) and Bitty Butterfly (129406)

Glue Dots (103683) to adhere the “butterflies”

Basic Pearls (119247) to embellish the “butterflies and ribbon on Cabana Card”

101_1350The pearls were used on the Coastal Cabana card to accent the ribbon and draw your attention to the greeting.

Cardstocks: Coastal Cabana (131297) and Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Coastal Cabana (131175)

Ribbon:  3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Trim – Coastal Cabana (130024)


The pearls used on the Crisp Cantaloupe are delicately placed to highlight the embossing and then onto the greeting as a focal point.

Cardstocks: Crisp Cantaloupe (131298) and Whisper White (100730)

Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe (131176)

Ribbon:  3/8″ Whisper White Taffeta Ribbon (109070)

You can shop 24-7 from my on-line store by clicking the link below… or feel free to contact me.

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Have a great day and thanks for stopping by …

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New Stamp Set Parade … Day 3

Hello Stampers!

It’s back to the New Stamp set parade!

You have already seen cards made with the “Flower Shop and Six Sided Sampler stamp sets…  Today, I will introduce the third in my series of seven that I am showcasing!

If you are one of my club members or have hosted a stampin’ party with me… you have seen this stamp set!  You got it … It was your Hostess Appreciation Invitation!

Today’s featured stamp set is: MOSAIC MADNESS


I created this card with the specialty “Quarterfancy” Designer Series Paper.  The “paper”  I used is actually a “printed window sheet” … how cool is that!  It is the white pattern over the Island Indigo cardstock!  So you could have this print in any color you want, just change the cardstock behind it.

I ran the center flag through the Bigshot using the  Mosaic folder to add some texture, then each of the stamped images were punched out.

I have seen so many beautiful samples made with this stamp set, it truly is a “must have”  When you purchase it … don’t forget to bundle so you can save 15% off the set and punch.

Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: MOSAIC MADNESS (W-130246 / C-130249)

Mosaic Punch (131267) Coordinates with stamp set

SAVE 15% WHEN YOU BUNDLE… the stamp set & punch (W-132734 / C-132733)

Stamp Set: Express Yourself (HOSTESS EXCLUSIVE) Host a stampin’ party and get it FREE!

Cardstocks: Island Indigo (122923) / Whisper White (100730)

“Quarterfancy” Specialty Designer Series Paper (130141)

Ink Pads: Island Indigo (126986)/ NEW… Coastal Cabana (131175)

BigShot (113439) / Mosaic Folder (129984)

3/8″ Ruffle Stretch Ribbon – Coastal Cabana (130024)

Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430) to adhere and lift the “punched designs”

Basic Rhinestones (119246)

If you need any of the supplies listed, you may shop 24-7 by clicking the link below.

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Thanks for joining me for day 3 of my new stamp set parade.

Stop back tomorrow to see what new stamp set (and more) will be featured!

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New Stamp Set Parade … Day 2

Hello Stampers!

Welcome to Day 2 of my new stamp set parade, where I showcase the new stamps sets that will be featured at my Hostess / Customer Appreciation Event.

The more I play with these sets … the more I fall in love with them.  Each of the seven sets featured will also have a coordinating “display” board showing how versatile these sets really are.

Not to worry … I will be posting many of them, because only one lucky winner will be walking away with those samples (per board).

Today’s featured stamp set is: SIX-SIDES SAMPLER


It’s been a while since I have stamped in black and pink, but it sure suits this card!  I just love the delicate flowers on the hexagon shape … there are 8 different patterns and 3 verses in this stamp set!


Here is a complete list of supplies:

Stamp Set: Six Sided Sampler (W-130953 / C-130956)

Hexagon Punch (130919) Coordinates with stamp set

SAVE 15% WHEN YOU BUNDLE… the stamp set & punch (W-132725 / C-132724)

Cardstocks: Pink Pirouette (111351) / Whisper White (100730) / Basic Black (121045)

StazOn Ink Pad (101406) Works best when coloring … does not smear!

BigShot (113439) / Stripes Folder (123128)

Black 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (119261)

“Flower” from Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack (118309)

Glue Dots (103683) to adhere the “flowers”

Basic Rhinestones (119246) to embellish the “flowers”

If you need any of the supplies listed, you may shop 24-7 by clicking the link below.

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Thanks for stopping by …

I hope my card brightened your day!

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Laughter is the shortest distance …

Hello Stampers ~

I have another “Quick -n- Easy” card for you today.  This “Postage Stamp Technique or Layout” was a big hit with my club members this year.

Why?  Because you can create so many different looks, just by switching out designer papers, add some cardstock instead of the designer paper … run some of that cardstock through the BigShot … or stamp on it!

We embellished it, stamped it, punched it … you can do anything!  It’s so much fun.


On this card we just stuck to the designer series paper… punched it… arranged it … and added a verse!

        SUPPLY LIST…

Whisper White / Basic Black cardstocks (100730 / 121045)

Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (126902)

Postage Stamp Punch (122344)

Feel Goods Stamp Set (W-131916 / C-129684)

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My apologies,  as the Designer Brad used on this card is no longer available, but you could substitute it with any of the fabulous buttons on pages 168 and 169.

I’ll be posting more samples with this layout in the future … so keep your eye out.  I would love to hear you idea for this card.

Have a great day ~

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A Million Thanks …

Happy Friday Stampers!

The weekend is finally approaching!

As promised, the card I made for you today highlights 2 of our new colors.  First, the “Crisp Cantaloupe” from the new In-Colors and the “Smoky Slate”.  I really like this color, and it’s going to go with a lot of colors.

I’m going to do something a little different … I’m going to show you some great new products out of the catalog first and then lead you into the card!

Let me introduce you to one of the pretty flowers (there are 6) in the “Flower Shop” stamp set found on page 94 of the catalog.  I stamped this in the Smoky Slate … then punched it with the coordinating punch “Pansy” (130698).  I love it when our stamp sets have coordinating punches, makes life so much easier!


Next … “WASHI TAPE”!  Man is this stuff fun to play with!  this is the Epic Day This & That Designer Washi Tape (131269)  I used the “gray” to coordinate with my card, but there are 2 other rolls that come with it.  Then I topped the flower and washi tape off with our Basic Pearls (119247).


Here’s just a little shot of the inside of my card … stamp it a couple times and add a strip of washi tape.  I have begun stamping inside of my card, just because everyone opens them up to see what’s inside (even if you’re only showing a sample!) I love it!


OK … now the card!

With our yummy “Crisp Cantaloupe” and the “Smoky Slate”.

Don’t you think they look good together!


A Million and one Thanks for taking this stampin’ journey with me!  You will find the “Million & One” stamp set on page 161.  I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it.

Maybe I’ll make the next card with the other stamp in that set … “Fabulous is what you are” and I believe it!

Have a great weekend ~

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To my Best Friend…

Hello Stampers!

Sorry about the “repeat” … still a little new at this blogging – lol

Today I want to share with you, the beautiful new 2013-15 In-Colors!  Well, I have 4 out of the 5 for you on this quick and easy card.

The base of the card is done in the “Baked Brown Sugar”.  Then the 1-1/2 inch by 3-1/2 inch strips are: Pistachio Pudding, the “Strawberry Slush”  in the center, and finally the “Coastal Cabana”… a place we all want to go!  Maybe with that Strawberry Slush that has one of those little umbrella’s in.

Do you think  Stampin’ Up! already had these colors in mind when they were planning the Caribbean Cruise Incentive trip!


OK … back to stamping!  The Coastal Cabana is a touch greener than my picture turned out… hmmm.  Guess you’ll just have to come over and see it for yourself.

The cute little greeting is from the “Label Love” stamp set and it has a coordinating punch (130920) Artisan Label punch.

I actually stamped twice in the two colors … punched out the black, and cut out the Strawberry Slush and popped it up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.

So … How do you like our new colors?  Let me know, I’d love to hear from you!

Oh, and come back tomorrow because I will be showing you the 5th In-Color … the yummy “Crisp Cantaloupe”.

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Summer’s Coming…

Hello Stampers ~

Today I wanted to share a fun scrapbook page I did a while back, but he is so cute I had to share!


Such a quick and easy page to do.  You will need the Extra Large (119859) Oval Punch, the Large (119855) Oval Punch, and the Owl Builder (118074) Punch …. I used that for his eyes.  You will also need the 1″ Square (124094) Punch to create his legs and punch the ovals to make his claws!  I used circle and star punches to create the sun.

Although the alphabet used to create my title is no longer available… I suggest the “Notable Alphabet” – it’s fun and would look great on this page.


The waves are created using your favorite blue tones: I suggest Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, and Bermuda Bay!  Even sounds like the ocean!  The background (sky) is the tempting turquoise and the sand … Crumb Cake that was sponged to make it look more like sand.

Tear and layer the remaining blue tones and sponge the edges with Whisper White Craft Ink to create the illusion of waves.  I also gently sponged the clouds with the White Craft Ink.

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I hope you enjoyed today’s post …

Let me know what you would like to see!

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Hello Stampers ~

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card made with the “Pleasant Poppies” stamp set (found in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog).

Pleasant Poppies

The technique used for this card is a “spotlighting” technique.  Begin simply by stamping the image onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then with VersaMark™ stamp the same image onto black cardstock… emboss.  I used the “Tangerine Tango” embossing Powder.

Next, punch out your embossed poppies and layer them over the stamped one on the Whisper White.

close-up poppies

Although this is a birthday card, I think it is quite fitting as today is Memorial Day.  A special day set aside to remember, honor and thank those who have fought for our freedoms.

I hope you are enjoying this holiday weekend… and don’t forget to thank a veteran.

God Bless,