You’re Simply Wonderful …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy Monday to you!! Hope you enjoyed your weekend.

Today I’d like to share with you a different twist to the “Love is Kindness” card that I shared with you yesterday. You can use the same layout, yet change the color, add a ribbon and the look is changed!


From Daffodil Delight to Pink Pirouette, and instead of a button … I’ve added a bow. Both super simple, both really cute!

I also “omitted” the words today and added a greeting from the Sale-a-bration stamp set; Simply Wonderful 🙂

I have some news from Stampin’ Up! that I would also like to share with you today …


Stampin’ Up! Announcements:

1. Blendabilities Quality Issues

We are experiencing a quality issue with our Blendabilities product line. Except for the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad (item #132708) and the Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad Refill (item #133456), all item numbers have been turned off; this includes Blendabilities Sale-A-Bration item numbers.

At this time, backorders for Blendabilities will not be fulfilled.


2. Back Order List

Currently, the following items are on BACKORDER;  backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated. 

131202: Smoky Slate 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock–March 9
137362: Balloon Framelits Die–March 13

Currently, the following items are NOT ORDERABLE:

131262: Regals Stampin’ Write Markers
126199: Stampin’ Pierce Mat
137866: Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim
137360: Butterflies Thinlits Die
139322: Butterfly Bundle (Wood)
139323: Butterfly Bundle (Clear)
138865: Butterfly Bundle (Photopolymer)

We thank you for your patience and will update you as soon as we have more information.

I’ve posted these lists due to the many questions I have been receiving from you while trying to place orders. I will let you know as soon as I hear from Stampin’ Up!

I thank you for your patience and will be here for you if you have any further questions.

Thank you for checking out my blog today, hope yours is a good one!


Simply Sunday … Love is Kindness

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I’ve been so busy I never even got to step outside yesterday, but I noticed that the snow was melting … YAY!!!  Better yet, I hear there is a warming trend our way. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring!

On that note, I can’t wait to share today’s card with you. First time on my blog … the “Love is Kindness” stamp set. And what says spring better than tulips!! I stamped the image with the Momento ink pad and chose the “Daffodil Delight” Blendabilities to color them.


Yellow hues always give you that warm fuzzy feeling. The greens are the “Old Olive” blendabilities, and I used the “Smoky Slate” blendabilities to soften the black on the newspaper. My base card is Basic Gray, again to soften the look of the card instead of the boldness of our Basic Black.

I embossed the Daffodil Delight cardstock with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder for a touch of texture and popped up the flower portion to give it dimension.



Just for fun … I added one of the buttons from the “Best Year Ever Accessory Pack”… it is one of the FREE items from our Sale-a-bration Catalog.

Thank you for joining me for today’s post, I appreciate you spending a bit of your Sunday with me.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum 2

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I showed you a few samples created from the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum … today I will show you more awesome creations by our talented artists, Patty Bennett and Sharlene Meyer.

This Vellum is so fun … I love that the designs are bolder than some of our past vellums. This makes them perfect for coloring, like the beautiful butterfly you saw yesterday.

Wait no longer … Here they are!

I want to thank our talented artists, Patty Bennett and Sharlene Meyer for sharing their awesome projects with us for the past 2 days.

So … how well do you know our stamp sets? Can you guess which stamp sets were used on today’s cards? Just leave your answers below in the comments 🙂

Thanks for dropping by.  Have an awesome day!


SAB Product of the Week: Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Sheer perfection is spelled v-e-l-l-u-m. This 6″ x 6″ stack of translucent vellum paper, in 12 different designs (2 sheets per design), is perfectly sized for cards—no measuring or cutting needed! And since many of the designs are line art or brush stroke, it’s also perfect for coloring or even just showing off a pop of color underneath.

The gorgeous designs coordinate with Nature’s Perfection Stamp Set (Item 139097 [w])—another bonus Sale-A-Bration product only available through March 31!

I had to share this post from the Stampin’ Up! Inspired by blog … these samples are amazing!


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We want to thank our talented artists, Patty Bennett and Sharlene Meyer.

Wow… the ladies did a beautiful job. I’m excited … my designer vellum is on it’s way!

Thanks for stopping by today ~


SAB Product of the Week… Simply Wonderful Stamp Set

Hello Stampin Friends,

Today we are going to showcase the “Simply Wonderful” stamp set.

Sometimes it’s easier to show someone how wonderful they are versus just telling them. The sentiments in the Simply Wonderful Stamp Set—phrases like “Thanks so very much” and “You’re the best”—offer many opportunities to show your appreciation, love, admiration, and general regard for anyone in your life. Added bonus: the stamp set coordinates with the Decorative Label and Extra-Large Oval Punches, just to name a few!




We want to thank our talented artists, Mary Fish and Stampin’ Up!

Thank you for checking out my blog today, be sure to stop back tomorrow … I’ve got the cutest little card to show you!!

Have yourself a fabulous Friday!!



THANKS … You Make my Heart Happy!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

What did you think about yesterday’s announcement … 4 more amazing Sale-a-Bration products released just for the month of March! Click on flyer to view …

I have a cute project to share with you today! As promised … I will be using the “This Day” Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Mini Card Collection that you will find in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.

I have teamed it up with 2 great products … First, our February Paper Pumpkin and second, our newest photopolymer stamp set … “Loving Amazing You”.

The results from combining these 3 projects are a bold, fun and simple project to create! Let’s begin with the cute little box that is enclosed in the Paper Pumpkin kit …


I simply trimmed down one of the cards from the Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Mini Card Collection – “This Day”, then stamped the envelope from the “Loving Amazing You” stamp set in Daffodil Delight and topped it off with the greeting done in Pool Party.

It’s my representation on “Sending (the envelope) good wishes your way!

The inside of the card was super simple ….


I trimmed down the cards to 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ and used the felt “T-H-A-N-K-S” from the Paper Pumpkin kit. I love the bright colors … it’s just so “FUN!!”. I think it looks like a party 🙂 

Ohhhh … what a great thank you card to give to that special person who got you that “just what I wanted” gift.

I finished it off by adding a cute little verse to the back … the sun is just another one of the cute cards enclosed in the Card Collection. All the stamps came from the “Loving Amazing You” stamp set.


Hope you enjoyed my cute little project as much as I had fun making it! Quick and Simple, fun and cute!

Thanks much for stopping by today.

Brighten someone’s day … just by saying “THANKS” ~


Amazing News!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

There is a lot of excitement in the stamping community … for the first time ever, Stampin’ Up! is releasing 4 new products for Sale-a-Bration!! Wow … that is in addition to the 10 awesome products you already can choose from.

The items will be available beginning March 1st and run through the end of Sale-a-bration! Just take a look …


Awesome, right! Now … if you click on the images above, you will be able to download they flyer for full details “AND” samples!! I will have more samples for you as soon as I get my new goodies … I get to order mine today! (Perk of being a demonstrator!)

These are all “FREE” items with your $50 purchase (before shipping & taxes) and are in addition to the 10 already in the Sale-a-bration Catalog. Contact me at with any questions.

Thanks for checking out our exciting news, and be sure to stop back tomorrow … I’ve got a great project for you to see using the new Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Mini Card Collection called “This Day” that I showed you on Monday.

Till then, have an amazing day!



Sale-A-Brate with Stampin’ Up!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

The following is a repost from Becky Higgins’ Blog


Sale-A-Bration is one of the biggest promotions that Stampin’ Up! offers each year and we’re thrilled to be a part of it in 2015!! It provides customers with a way to earn FREE product for every $50 they spend … who doesn’t love that? As part of this promotion, we have a new Project Life by Stampin’ Up! Mini Card Collection called This Day (as seen on page. 8 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure). It’s filled with bright colors and everyday designs so it will fit perfectly with your photos and stories.


One of the easiest ways to spend your $50 and earn this free card set is to purchase the Let’s Get Away bundle filled with some of the newest products in the Project Life by Stampin’ Up product line. Of course, you’re not limited to the bundled deal – any $50 purchase earns you free goodies!! Taking advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promotion is a great way to stock up on the products that you want/need while earning free “extras” that you can use yourself or give as gifts! You’ll get to choose one free product from the SAB brochure for every $50 that you spend (before tax and shipping).

A few members of our creative team had the chance to play with the This Day Mini Card Collection so we could share with you just how darling it looks in completed pages … Enjoy the inspiration!

                            Pages by Awbree Caton. Right page is Design F.


                                      Page details by Awbree Caton.

  Pages by Gabby Robinson. Both pages are Design 03 from the 12×12 Variety Pack.
                                  Pages by Jen Lake. Right page is Design F.
Page details by Jen Lake.
     Pages by Lynley Johnson. Both pages are Design 06 from the 12×12 Variety Pack.

   Page by Lynley Johnson. Layout design is Design 06 from the 12×12 Variety Pack.

Pages by Rhonda Steed. Left page is Design D and right page is Design C.
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      Page by Toni Harris. Page design is Design 02 from the 12×12 Variety Pack.
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Pages by Toni Harris. Both pages are Design 04 from the 12×12 Variety Pack.


Sale-A-Bration is in full swing now and runs through March 31 so make sure you take advantage of the opportunity to earn free products by contacting

Be sure to stop back during the week, I will be sharing some of the cute items I have created with this cute Sale-a-bration item.

Thank you for stopping by today ~

Have a good one!


Say “THANKS” with style …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to show you an alternative project that you can do with your February Paper Pumpkin.

I really meant to post earlier but last night I was not feeling up to par so I sat down on the couch and before I knew it, it was about 3 am … with all the lights and TV on! Needless to say … I shut everything off and went to bed! Must have really needed sleep … lol.

Yesterday you got to watch the Stampin’ Up! video on how to make the Filled with Gratitude project, here’s mine …


I took the negative (or leftover) piece of felt and decided to create something with that. First, you have to cut it because it comes 2 per sheet. I used a ruler to draw a line where I wanted to cut, then used my “Craft Scissors” … it works great!

Because the felt piece is larger than a regular size card, I designed it to fit into a business size envelope! You’ll need to cut your full piece of cardstock (I used Soft Suede) down to 9-3/4” x 7-7/8” and fold in half lengthwise.


I really wanted it to pop so I matted it with the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper! I did use Mini Glue Dots to hold the felt piece onto the glimmer paper.

I then popped up that piece with dimensionals and attached it to a piece of Pool Party and stamped “you’re the best” from the Simply Wonderful stamp set found in the Sale-a-bration catalog. The entire front was then attached to the Soft Suede.

Living a life of gratitude seems to bring more wonderful people in your life, so I try very hard to show people I appreciate them. If you have a special waitress, hairdresser or UPS man … this would be a great way to say “Thanks”!


I’ve added a piece of Pool Party to the inside and punched a partial “Decorative Label” in the center, then trimmed the sides with the “Extra Large Oval”.

The “YOU’RE SIMPLY WONDERFUL” also comes from the Simply Wonderful stamp set found in the Sale-a-bration catalog. Once attached … just slip some cash or a gift certificate for a fun touch.


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I appreciate that you follow my posts. Let me know if there is anything special you would like me to showcase.

Have a wonderful day …


Sale-A-Bration Product of the Week… Big Day Stamp Set!

Hello Stampin’ Friends.

* This post comes from Stampin’ Up! Get Inspired Blog …

Make a big birthday splash with the Big Day Stamp Set. Create professional-looking cards for special birthday recipients through the magic of a stamp and our easy-to-use Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. For an especially trendy look, use the Big Day Stamp Set with some Chalkboard Paper and chalk ink. The possibilities are endless!

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers make coloring and blending easy-you won’t spend hours, but it’ll look like you did! Each alcohol ink assortment includes three markers: a light, medium, and dark shade for perfect blending and shading. With 12 assortments to choose from, the only hard part about Stampin’ Blendabilities is choosing which ones to use!

Big Day 1

Big Day 2

Big Day 3

Big Day 4

Big Day 5

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We want to thank our talented artists, Lynsay Mahon and Janet Wakeland.


Thanks so much for checking out today’s post!


Sale-A-Bration Product of the Week-Best Day Ever Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends.

* This post comes from Stampin’ Up! Get Inspired Blog … but you are just going to love what these ladies did with this stamp set and designer paper!

Sale-A-Bration is more than just our biggest sales event of the year, it’s also the perfect time to introduce you to some of our newest products! We thought there was no better way to do that than by showing you just a few of the possibilities you can make with these fantastic new products. So without further adieu, we want to introduce you to this week’s Sale-A-Bration product of the week—Best Day Ever Stamp Set with the Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper.

The Best Day Ever Stamp Set can be used to build your own unique patterns and backgrounds. Combine it with chalk ink, Blendabilities, or watercolors to create a truly one-of-a-kind design that reflects your creative sensibilities. When paired with the deliciously trendy patterns in our Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper, you’re sure to make your Best. Card. Ever.













We want to thank our talented artists, Michelle Last and Patty Bennett.


Thanks so much for checking out today’s post!


Sale-A-Bration Product of the Week-Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I am going to share with you the fabulous Sale-a-bration item: Irresistibly Yours Designer Paper. Stampin’ Up! is showcasing a product each week and here it is.  Enjoy!

Sale-A-Bration Product of the Week-Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper

Sale-A-Bration is more than just our biggest sales event of the year, it’s also the perfect time to introduce you to some of our newest products! We thought there was no better way to do that than by showing you just a few of the possibilities you can make with these fantastic new products. So without further adieu, we want to introduce you to this week’s Sale-A-Bration product of the week—the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper.This paper is so much more than meets the eye! The glossy designs look great alone or they will “resist” ink, making them really fun for techniques. Try it with spritzers, brayers, sponges and more. You’ll find that this paper can be used with any style, from bold and bright to elegant and subtle. Try a technique class with your friends where everyone can play with this paper and fall in love with it like we have! With unlimited crafty possibilities, this paper is simply a must-have for everyone’s paper stash.Boxes - Mary Fish - Irresistibly Yours




We want to thank our talented artists, Brian King and Mary Fish. Show us what you have made with the the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper by using #sabproductoftheweek.

Spotlight: Lotus Blossom Stamp Set

Hello Stampin’ Friends,
I am thrilled with Sale-A-Bration catalog this year, and I hope you are too! With so many exclusive items for you to earn for free, Stampin’ Up! thought it would be fun to give each one a turn in the spotlight.

Throughout Sale-A-Bration, they will feature a Product of the Week! This week’s product is the Lotus Blossom Stamp Set. This gorgeous stamp set makes anyone feel like an artist in three quick steps.


It creates a beautiful flower that looks painted, but it is amazingly easy. The individual stamps have a tab at the top to help you align them, and the tabs are numbered so you will know which part of the flower to stamp first, second, and third.

This beautiful card was designed by Sarah Klass. She has inspired me to pull out my stamp set and start creating!

Try playing around using one ink pad with the stamping off technique, or multiple different ink pads to create many different looks.

Thanks you for stopping by ….

Enjoy the day and have a wonderful weekend.




Simply Sunday Birthday Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today it’s time to Celebrate your Big Day with Cake! And while we’re celebrating … let’s Sale-a-brate with FREE specialty paper! Today I’m sharing another technique that can be used on our “Irresistibly Yours” designer paper… Brayering over the stars!

I combined it with the “Ombre” technique: a color scheme that transitions from a lighter to darker shade. I only used the Coastal Cabana so the shading is very subtle. I brayered one layer over the entire card and then working from the left side, I added more color until I got the desired effect.


Once you are done with the brayering, wipe off the excess ink from the card (the star’s will not absorb the color) and watch them pop!

I teamed my specialty paper with the “Big Day” stamp set … both are from our Sale-a-bration catalog and you can get them free. During Sale-a-bration you can chose exclusive items with each $50 you purchase. Gather your friends and have a party, or pass the book and do it on-line, or take those tax refunds and place your own order (I have many who do this during Sale-a-bration!)

I have a great tip for you today too … You can extend your banners by simply cutting a piece of cardstock that will slide through the punch (as shown below) and then pull to desired length. How sweet is that!


Did you notice that the little white banner has been punched with the “Irresistibly Yours” designer paper. The banner punch is in our big catalog and can be found on page 223.


A great birthday card for anyone at any age! Those are the best cards to have on hand.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Enjoy your day ~ 



Stamp Happy with a New Technique!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I told you that I would have a card to share with you that utilized one or more of the products from our Weekly Deals, so today I’m going to highlight the Starburst Framelits!

Starburst Framelits Die

Starburst Framelits Die 132967
Price: $26.95 $20.21
Cut your stamped images, create layers and frames! 5 layering dies. Largest image: 4-11/16″ diam. Coordinates with Baby and Starburst Sayings Stamp Set

I chose the coordinating stamp set; Starburst Sayings to create my card. My color pallet is Island Indigo and Pool Party … a favorite of many!

BUT … before I put these all together I thought I would share with you a technique that you can use on the NEW “Irresistibly Yours” specialty paper. This paper cannot be bought … but you can get it for FREE in our Sale-a-bration catalog with a $50 order! (before shipping & handling)

The technique I want to show you is watercoloring with your Aqua Painter …. super simple. I will tell you that the paper absorbs the water quickly and that I watered down my ink before I applied it to the paper. (Remember to clean out your ink from the stamp case (as shown) because you have added water and you do not want that on your ink pad)


My favorite thing about this technique is that you control the variation of color! I always tell my stampers “less is more … because you can always add more, but it it difficult to take away”. So start light and then add more color where you want it.


Don’t you love how the dots pop through the watercoloring! The paper is pre-embossed for you and acts like the “resist” technique. My technique clubs are learning additional techniques in coloring this awesome paper.

You can see why I chose the polka dot pattern (1 of 6 designs) because that too coordinates with our stamp set! The Happy Day is stamped in Island Indigo and the Celebrate in Pool Party.

All three pieces were cut with the Starburst Framelit Die. Here’s a little tip … You can align the framelit to your image easier if you keep the numbers that are printed on the framelit to the top! Take a look at your framelits, most have numbers printed on them and many times I use this when aligning with my stamped image.


I popped up the Happy Day with our Stampin’ Dimensionals and then “doubled” the dimensionals on the celebrate to create a lot of dimension.

I hope you enjoyed the use of the framelits from the “Weekly Deals” and learning what you can do with our new Designer Paper; Irresistibly Yours. It’s a must see 🙂 and it’s FREE!

Thanks for stopping by, I’d love to hear what you think of today’s project.

Have a wonderful day ~



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