Minnie or Mickey Card…

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m excited to share what I came up with from the “Embossing Paste” background I made on Tuesday night. I hope you got a chance to watch the video yesterday, if you did … you know that I’ve created a card with the “polka dot” embossed background. Using the embossing paste adds such a fun texture to your card.

Well my friends, I couldn’t decide how I wanted to do this … so I did two cards!! I mentioned that the background reminded me of Minnie Mouse, so I thought … How Cute Would That Be??

I am just tickled pink with how it turned out!! It’s all glitzy … the background was done with the Shimmery White Embossing Paste, Minnie is from the Black Glitter paper and the greeting is highlighted with “Wink of Stella”!!

I used the “bow tie” from the upcoming “Well Suited” bundle with the Red Foil paper. The greeting comes from the Toile Christmas stamp set and die cut from the Christmas Cardinal die set. The greeting banner was colored with the Garden Green marker to coordinate with the leaf that was cut from the Poinsettia dies.

I couldn’t stop there, I had to have a Mickey!!

Made the background the same as above … polka dot mask and Shimmery White Embossing paste, I love it!! Mickey was made the same as Minnie but the hair bow was turned into a bow tie.

I used the “celebrate” from a past Paper Pumpkin kit but felt that it worked perfect for this card. This is one of the biggest benefits of being a Paper Pumpkin subscriber. I die cut it from the Tasteful Labels dies…. same with the Black Glitter base.

I hope you enjoyed seeing what I created with the polka dot embossing paste … I had a “HOOT” making these! I may end up using Mickey for my daughters birthday, she is way more into Mickey than she is a “foo foo” card!

Thank you so much for sharing part of your day with me. Join me back here tomorrow as I share the “lacey” background on the Peony Garden Designer Paper.

Enjoy your day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ♥ 

I’M BACK!! With the Graceful Glass Suite!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back and bustin’ at the seams with idea’s to share with you!! I’ve finally figured out what was wrong with my computer and got it fixed … and meanwhile my new stamping goodies came in and I’ve been playing like crazy!!

Today I’d like to share one of the cards that my club members got to make this month. We were using the new Graceful Glass Suite.  I am totally in love with this suite and if you like to color this one will satisfy your needs!!

I began with this cute circle pattern and colored it in with the Bermuda Bay duo, which paired well with the Tranquil Tide cardstock. I highlighted the design, creating a focal point by encasing it within the white frame. The circle was cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits and then added a black mat behind it.

To make our beautiful coloring job “pop” … we added the Wink of Stella to add some sparkle. It’s a little hard to capture with the camera but the eye is not disappointed when looking at this card.

The greeting was stamped in the lower right-hand corner of the card in the coordinating Tranquil Tide ink.  The ribbon accent is from last years ribbon (not available anymore) but you could easily substitute the new Tranquil Tide ribbon or even some cardstock!

I’m so glad to be back and sharing my creations with you! Thanks for stopping by today.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday creations.


Delightfully Detailed = Delightfully FUN!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend!! Mine was good, spent time with family and even got out for a mini road trip with my sister Eileen. We went out for a nice country drive … both of us were thinking that it would be much prettier in the fall 🙂

Today I’m sharing another FUN card I created with the Delightfully Detailed Specialty Designer Paper! I had as much fun making it as it will be fun to receive. I just think it turned out so cute … OK, enough …

Here is the card …

I used the whimsical circle pattern from the Delightfully Detailed Specialty Designer Paper. You’ve got to love it when the fun is already packed into the pattern. I used Coastal Cabana for the base of my card and added pops of color from Bermuda  Bay and Soft Sea Foam.

I pulled out the Detailed with Love Stamp set which is part of this  product suite and has it’s own bundle (with the punch) to do the stamping on this card.  Just a few stamped designs and the greeting to add a touch more color and then the Faceted Dots for texture. Oh yes, and I even popped up one of those stamped designs!!

This is really a fun bundle and the specialty designer paper is a must have … it make the card making so easy!!

Hope this Birthday card added a little fun to your day!

Have a Happy Monday ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …  Below is a list of ingredients I used to create today’s card … click on any one of them for more information or to begin your shopping now.  Thank you very much! 🙂




Birthday Party Stampin’ Style…

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Another fun class last night with another group of fabulous ladies!  We made cards from the Birthday Memories Suite! The stamp set, dies and Designer paper all coordinate and make creating cards easy!!

I had to have a special little treat for everyone when they arrived, so I found some petite birthday cakes and presented them as if it were their birthday …

We learned how to combine the stamping with the dies, the dies with the  designer paper and the stamping with the designer paper.

On this card we went back to basics and stamped our background using the Pacific Point ink on the Pacific Point paper using the Surprise stamp in our bundle.

The bear was fussy cut but many of the images on the designer paper can be cut out with the use of the dies. We highlighted our birthday bear with the use of the Oval Framelits Collection.

This is an awesome bundle to add to your collection if you are always making birthday cards for the kids or grandkids! Keep watching because I’ll be sharing a cute card that will give you another reason to have it!!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Have a wonderful weekend ~



March Madness: Card #10

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well today is the day, all 10 cards have finally been revealed!! I think the real madness of the past 10 days is trying to get my cards posted for you! lol

Today’s card is full of fun, so much in fact … it pops!  I am using the Balloon Adventures Bundle. It contains the Balloon Adventures stamp set and coordinating Balloon Pop-Up Thinlets dies. There is so much you can do with this combination and if that isn’t enough … we have the coordinating designer paper, embellishments and Washi tape as well.

The photos do not do the card justice, again … from my phone. The blue in the lettering will not look blotchy on your card. I’m beginning to think my house is haunted with all the technology troubles I’ve been having! lol

Well that was spooky … as I was typing that in, I lost internet connection!  No more jokes. lol

There is a video from Stampin’ Up! that goes with this bundle as well, and it explains how to use all the different dies! Today I just used the pop up section and the balloon. Here is the inside …

Pop up cards really give you a “WOW” effect, and with this bundle it’s easy to do.  Remember, you will also get instructions, tips and dimensions for each card YOU choose!!

Here’s how …

$50 Order: Choose 5 of your favorite cards featured plus a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!

$100 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 2 FREE Sale-a-bration items!!

$150 Order: Get ALL 10 Cards plus 3 FREE Sale-a-bration items AND Hostess Dollars!!!

All cards you choose will be sent to you fully assembled & with full instructions & tips.

Please let me know if you need help or have any questions. I’m here to help, and ready to make a set of cards for you too!

Thanks so much for following my blog for the past 10 days … I will post a review of all the cards along with the ingredient list tomorrow.

Stay dry, stay warm and have a great day ~


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Simply Sunday: To an Amazing Women

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have my Simply Sunday Series card for you. Simple yet so pretty … it’s the English Garden Designer Series paper that makes this card.  There are so many pretty patterns in this paper pack that it was hard to choose.


I chose the small flower pattern because I new my greeting was a bit larger, so I didn’t want them competing, however I think this cute pattern shines on it’s own.

The designer paper has Blushing Bride in it so that is what I used for the base of my card. I highlighted the Melon Mambo by using it on a portion of my greeting… all stamped on our Whisper White cardstock.

Our birthday greeting comes from the hostess stamp set “Happy Birthday Everyone” … one of my favorites. We all need birthday cards and this one is so versatile, and I LOVE the font!


I wanted to add a little bit more to draw your eye directly to the greeting so I punched the upper left hand corners with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch. You will find this punch on page 31 of the Occasions catalog. And while you’re on that page … check out the Iced Rhinestones I used on the card above the cute little banner.

The cute little banner was punched from Blushing Bride with the Banner punch and adhered to the back of the greeting. The entire greeting was popped up with our Stampin’ Dimensionals.


All my rhinestones were colored with a Sharpie™ marker. I love that you can just color in the center and leave the outer bling as is. It really does get your attention!


Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to visit with me.

Enjoy the rest of your day ~




Ornamental Pine Birthday Card …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

It’s a bit “chilly” out today but I am grateful that the snow blast that hit our western states did not make it to Wisconsin – or should I say… my neck of the woods! Northern Wisconsin got snow.

Today I am going to share with you the Ornamental Pine Birthday card as promised, and my favorite of this weeks “Weekly Deals”.

Let’s begin with the card ….


My colors are based off the designer paper pack “Trim the Tree” which includes the Garden Green that I used as my base and my frame. The designer paper is cut 4 x 5-1/4″ … then cut a Whisper White and Garden Green slightly smaller. The white you will stamp on, and the green will be a frame!

 000_1682   000_1684

Align the Garden Green cardstock behind the designer paper and using the “Oval Collections” Framelits … you will cut through both pieces.


Take away the Garden Green and place the Trim the Tree Designer paper back onto the BigShot … using the “next size up” oval, align and cut.  Now when you place your Garden Green back behind the designer paper … you will have a frame!

Just to recap ….


Next, you will ink up your Pine with Garden Green ink and color in the stem with the Chocolate Chip marker and stamp onto the Whisper White piece you cut earlier. Stamp the pine cone in Chocolate Chip and cut out… yes, you have to fussy cut – sorry!

My “Happy Birthday” greeting comes from the “Making Spirits Bright” … a great set you can use all year long, and the greeting size is perfect!


OK … now for some more fun, let’s talk “Weekly Deals”! My favorite from this weeks bunch of deals is the …. Daffodil Delight Seam Binding! We had some great guesses, but no one guessed it right 😦

Daffodil Delight 1/2" Ribbon Seam Binding

Daffodil Delight 1/2″ Ribbon Seam Binding


Price: $6.95  New Price $5.21

Returning favorite now in even more colors! Soft and flowingÑdrapes like silk. 10 yds.

Don’t fret though ladies because I told you that I was going to be full of surprises this year, so each of you who responded will get a bolt of the Daffodil Seam Binding!!

I want you to know why I fell in love with it.  It is so easy to work with, and ribbon is always a great way to embellish a card without breaking the bank. Congratulations Olivia, Cheryl, Barb & Nancy!  🙂

Thanks so much for stopping by and stay warm!




Ornamental Pine Clear-mount Stamp Set
Ornamental Pine Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Price: $18.95


Making Spirits Bright Clear-mount Stamp Set
Making Spirits Bright Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Price: $19.95