Valentine: I have Loved You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a Valentine’s Card with you that I created with the “Bloomin’ Love” stamp set.  I love Early Espresso with our “pinks” so that is where I began planning my card …

I stamped the beautiful heart with Blushing Bride onto Very Vanilla cardstock. The banner comes in the set so I stamped that too … but only after I had stamped the words first. The greeting comes from the “First Sight” stamp set and I omitted all but that part.


Actually … the Forever comes from the same stamp set, again I omitted part of the stamp. A great little technique the stretches the use of your stamps.

I used the fun fold on today’s card by simply folding the card front forward … it adds a fun dimension to the card and a step up from the normal card front.

The glimmer paper really enhances the card into a shimmery delight… and the heart completes the card, which comes from the “Itty Bitty Accents” Punch Pack.


A simple card … maybe, but very, very elegant for a very special loved one.

Hard to believe only 8 more days till Valentines Day! Hope I inspired you to create a card for your loved ones.

Thanks for checking out my blog post today.  I’ll see you tomorrow for my Simply Sunday series.

Have a wonderful weekend ~





Love You Friend …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner what better bundle from the Occasions catalog than the “Bloomin’ Love” bundle. Today’s card focuses more on the stamp set, but you’ll soon see another fab card done with the Thinlit Dies…. what an awesome combination!

I wanted the basic “red & black” on this card – with a pop of white as my focal point. Of course the beautiful heart is stamped in the Real Red and centered on my card. That layered piece was popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.


The “LOVE YOU” stamp is included in this 16 piece stamp set… and I used it on my banner. My banner was anchored with the “Basic Metal Buttons” in silver, a piece of red cardstock punched from the Owl Builder Punch (his eye) and topped off with a Rhinestone!

I didn’t forget to stamp my inside as I made the card for some special friends …



I borrowed a stamp from another great stamp set that works great for Valentine’s day, Mothers Day and so much more.

If you look closely … you will see that I have textured the background. I chose the “Lovely Lace” because I thought that it went well with the flowers in the heart.  You could also use the “Happy Heart” embossing folder … either of them look wonderful.


I hope today’s card inspires you to pull out your supplies and stamp a few Valentines cards … if you need supplies, I have a list of those used on today’s card.

Thanks for stopping by ~

Have a wonderful day.





Love Blossoms Sneak Peek!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you and your families got to spend much time together and had a wonderful holiday.

Today I have a very special post for you. It is a sneak peek into a new product suite “Love Blossoms”. You will simply fall in love with the entire suite … the new “Blooming Heart” Thinlits Dies, the “Love Blossoms” Designer Series Paper stack, the “Blushing Bride Gimmer paper” (yes, you read that correctly), the “Bloomin’ Love” stamp set and the “Love Blossoms” Embellishment kit.

All of these fabulous products will all be available for purchase on January 5th!! If you would like a copy of the new Occasions Catalog … let me know, I’d be happy to send any of my on-line customers a catalog.

If you are one of my regular customers and did not get one in the mail, also let me know because I don’t want you to miss out on this one.


Love takes many different shapes—and the Bloomin’ Love Stamp Set (OC, p. 17) recognizes that with a variety of sentiments. Create this beautiful card for your friend or your one-and-only “xoxo” using products from the Love Blossoms Suite in the 2016 occasions catalog

Hope you enjoyed … Keep an eye out this week because I will be posting more sneak peeks for you.

Thank you for stopping by …

Have a wonderful day!