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 ~




Guest Stampers: Star’s Christmas Party!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are doing well. I’m great … took the day off yesterday to spend it with my downline to celebrate the Holiday’s, stamp, eat, share ideas and relish the new catalogs!

One of the perks of being a demonstrator is being able to order the new products out of the “Occasions” and “Sale-a-bration” catalogs. I always make sure to order right away so we can look, touch, and play with the new items at the Christmas party.

Today I am going to share two of the cards from the party …. you’ll have to tune in during the week to see more.

First we’ll start with Barb’s card. Oh it just warms you up like a nice spring day … are you ready for spring yet?


Barb used the “Everything Eleanor” stamp set for the focal point of her card. The colors are Pistachio Pudding and Wisteria Wonder … how pretty. The greeting comes from the “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set and was highlighted by using the Large Oval and Scallop Oval punches.


Next we have Kathy’s card … a sweet card for baby!


Kathy used the “Something for Baby” and coordinated it with the “Baby’s First” framelits. You can save 15% if you bundle the two of these! She also used “Label Love” for the greeting on the card.

This fun card used several punches to highlight the focal points of the card, and topped off with the heart border punch.

I will have a list of ingredients below for both cards.

Thank you for stopping by today … Have a great one!



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!