Showcasing Embossing Folders with beautiful cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

So … what did you think about the cards I shared with you yesterday? Did you notice 2 new ones? Yes, I added two, never before seen cards!

Today I’d like to share the details of those cards with you. Let me start with the wedding card …


I used the Beautifully Baroque folder on Pool Party card stock. The “doubled” butterfly is done with vellum paper and the new Butterfly Thinlits Dies. The addition of the pearls really makes the butterfly stand out.

The salutation comes from the stamp set “Big News” and was stamped in Pool Party.

The second card was the “Baby” card …


This one is done in Pink Pirouette and Basic Gray and showcases the “Zig Zag” folder. The greeting comes from the “Celebrate Baby” stamp set. I love the combination of stamps that allow you to make many different types of baby cards.

I finished off the card by layering the flowers punched from the Boho Blossom punch.

Don’t forget … the folders are ON SALE through Monday, February 2nd. Click on any of the items below for more information.

Thanks for stopping by.

Hope you have a beautiful day ~




Banner Blessings Card Share …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I shared with you three ideas to give the gift of creativity …. but note that any of these would be a great gift to give yourself too. There are times when you just have to treat yourself!

Today I would like to share some card samples made with the Banner Blessing that I introduced to you yesterday. This will give you some creative ideas so that when you get your Banner Blessings stamp set, you will be ready to stamp.

The cards were created by Holly Stene who also created the stamp set! I would also love to share with you, her touching story and how she came to design these stamps (see below).


Also used on this card are Choose Happiness, Gorgeous Grunge and Chalk Talk Framelits



Also used on this card are Hearts & Stars Decorative Mask and Star’s Framelits

Here is Holly’s story …

About a year-and-a-half ago, Stampin’ Up! announced a new contest inviting all stampers, demonstrators and non-demonstrators, to put on their creative caps and submit a design for a monster-themed set. You all might remember my sweet friend, Doris, and her winning Monster Maniacs set? 🙂 I loved the set and didn’t mind being the runner-up to her creation. So when Shelli announced at convention that year that there would be another contest, I knew I wanted to try again!

As my mother and I drove back to Vegas from our first convention, we brainstormed all sorts of sayings and phrases that we thought would make a great stamp set. When I went back to work, I couldn’t help but doodle here and there. I would draw something, take a picture, and send it to my mom and she’d say yes or no. (She was my upline at the time so I figured she knew what would work. After all, mother knows best!)

One night I was rocking our middle son to sleep and saw the Bible verse I had painted on a canvas to match his spaceship-themed room. “Shine like stars in the universe”–one of my favorite verses of scripture. That’s when I decided I wanted to do a scripture set. I sat down and thought of a few that I felt would not only look great on a card but would reach someone who needed to be lifted up.

I was in the Air Force for nine years. All nine years were spent far from family, and even a few months were in the Middle East–away from my husband and our 7-month-old son. Nothing helped more than the scripture verses my mom or dad or my church family would write on my cards. In fact, I still have a scrap of paper with a verse that my dad sent me while I was in basic training.

There’s something special about making a card for someone and I wanted these Banner Blessings to make it even more special! Thank you, Stampin’ Up!, for the opportunity, and thanks to everyone for their support! I hope you enjoy the set as much as I have already! 🙂

Holly Stene

**Please note the opportunity to design stamp sets is no longer available.

One more card to share …

joyful_2This card also used the Kinda Eclectic stamp set and Heart Framelits

I hope you enjoyed Holly’s cards as much as I did. She truly highlighted this wonderful stamp.

Thank You for stopping by my blog today.

Have a Fabulous Friday ~





Halloween Scares & Savings …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

On this beautiful Sunday I am going to share with you some Halloween card samples … and savings!  Now days we all have a tighter budget, so why not shop our Clearance Rack!

Today I will focus on the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper It’s priced at only $4.39 and one of my Halloween favorites… Now that’s something to scream about!

I love the Clearance rack, because it may be discontinued from the catalog, but it’s still available and discounted, some up to 80%!!

134925LOn my first card I teamed up the Witches Brew DSP with the Bootiful Occasions stamp set ….



The second of my card samples really showcases the Witches Brew DSP … to view the original post CLICK HERE.



Here is the cute little bat I created with the Witches Brew DSP in the background …


Last by not least is the card that I teamed my favorite Halloween designer paper “Witches Brew” with one of my favorite techniques … CLICK HERE to view the original post.


Oh well … one more!  Here is the cute sign I put up at the candy store.  I thought it was quite appropriate and downright cute!!  I’ll be using that sign again very soon at the Candyman on Main.


OK … ONE MORE!!  This card is one sweet treat!


I hope you enjoyed today’s collection of the Witches Brew Designer Series Paper card samples.  Don’t ever “Be Afraid” to check out all the frightfully awesome products in our CLEARANCE RACK.

Have a beautiful day ~

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Although the Witches Brew states $10.95 … the price at checkout will be $4.39


Time for a “Man Card” …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

We are always looking for masculine card ideas, even at Christmas time … well look no further!  I have the answer to your “I need a manly Christmas Card”  search.

I wanted to keep it simple so I chose the monochromatic color scheme of Early Espresso and Whisper White with just a pop of Pistachio Pudding.

Today I’m using the “Trim the Tree” Designer Series Paper Stack to create my “manly” Christmas card.    This paper stack has so many delightful patterns you will be able to make a ton of great cards with it. I picked the “trees” and teamed it with the Woodgrain embossing folder.


Instead of a bow, I used the Thick Bakers Twine and simply tied a knot into it.  It’s great for guy cards and added a nice touch of dimension.

The greeting “peace & joy” is from the exclusive “Good Greetings” hostess set.  Remember you can get this free when you have a qualifying stampin’ party, book show, or order.  Contact me for details.


Here is a list of our current Stampin’ Up! promotions …

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Just click on the picture (link) for full details or CLICK HERE to view the all.

Thanks for stopping in today, tomorrow I will have more with the left-overs from the designer paper!

Have a wonderful day!


 Here is a list of today’s ingredients …


Happy Mother’s Day! (Sneak Peek)

Happy Mother’s Day to all my stampin’ friends,

Wishing all you Mom’s out there a wonderful and peaceful day.  And a big “Welcome” to all my new friends who have recently signed up to follow my blog.

What better gift could I give than to share a “sneak peek” from our upcoming 2014-15 Annual Catalog.  I chose a beautiful flower … the new “Blended Bloom”.  It was love at first sight, and I knew I had to have this one.


My base card is Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White.  The flower is stamped with the new “Momento” Ink pad.  Looks a lot like the StazOn, but does not smell as good.  It is however designed to work with the new “Blendabilities” markers.

Most of the blendabilities come in a 3-pack.  I have used the Daffodil Delight and the Cherry Cobbler Assortments.  They are really easy to work with.  If you like to color and take your time blending … it’s your dream.  However, if you like a quick color, they work pretty nice for that too.  It did not take me long to color in and blend these colors together.

I added a bit of “lace” for Mom with the “Delicate Details” lace tape.  Holy cow is that easy to work with!!  It’s lightly tacky so you can place it down, and then reposition if you have too.  No adhesive needed … just assembly 🙂  I also tucked a strip of the lace on the inside of my card too.


My Mother’s Day greeting comes for the “Delightful Dozen” stamp set and is stamped in Cherry Cobbler.  I regret to say that this fabulous set in on the retirement list 😦

I hope you enjoyed the sneak peak.  I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of that flower from me!

Thank you so much for taking time out of your Mother’s Day to visit with me and my blog.

Happy Mother’s Day and Happy Sunday to all ~