Two for Tuesday: Stampin’ Retreat Card Swap

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have two beautiful cards created by two of our retreat guests! Each retreat we host a card swap/contest … they make the cards, they vote, and the winner gets a Stampin’ Up! Gift Certificate from me.

Our two retreat guests featured today, both used the Butterfly Basics stamp set. Let’s begin with Peggy K’s card – This was Peggy’s first Stampin’ Retreat of mine and she came all the way from Oklahoma!


A simply beautiful card … I love the pop of color Peggy used by adding her blue butterfly. I’m not sure if that is Lost Lagoon but I can see she used the Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow. Fabulous color combination!

Did you know that the Butterfly Basic stamp set bundles with the Butterflies Thinlets? Remember, that even though the stamp sets and thinlets will carry over into the new catalog … they will NOT be bundled, so if you like it … purchase it before May 31st.

Our next card comes from Sandy B. and she has attended 6 of our annual retreats; both the Spring and Holiday retreats!


Sandy also used the Butterfly Basics Stamp set and Thinlits Bundle, however her pop of color comes from the Two Step Stampin’ stamp set; Watercolor Wings. This stamp set also coordinates with the Butterfly Thinlits … gotta love the way Stampin’ Up! coordinates several different products to make our purchases a real value!

The black die cut butterfly that tops the “watercolor” butterfly is very striking and really draws the eye to the center of the card.

We love hosting the card swap at our annual retreats … everyone always goes home with extra cards with totally different styles and stamp sets.  They are a blast, and if you haven’t tried one yet, you should think about it!!


AMD … said “I can’t believe the projects get better at each retreat! We enjoy meeting all the new people and have so much fun.”

Thanks for sharing a part of your day with me, I hope the ladies cards inspired you as much as they have inspired me! I love my job! It is all about sharing and building relationships.

Have a terrific Tuesday!




Butterflies Thinlits and a Special Offer!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Happy News!! The Butterflies Thinlits which have been on back order for (way too long) are expected to be at the Stampin’ Up! Warehouse between April 13 and 15.  And because Stampin’ Up! knows that the wait has been very frustrating for you, they are making a VERY SPECIAL OFFER!!!


From the day Butterflies Thinlits are again available through April 30, we are bringing you two special offers:

  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!

  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!

I am so excited to share this card with you …


Today’s card showcases the Butterfly Thinlets and the Butterfly Basics stamp set (Bundle & Save 15%).  My card was inspired by one of my downline members … Kathy.  I will be sharing her card in an upcoming post.

I love the way that one of the patterns from the “Something Borrowed” Designer Paper looks like lattice … I then stamped the fern from the Butterfly Basics stamp set. I figured I needed to pot my plants, so I created little flower pots!

I used the Boho Blossom punch for my little Wisteria flowers, I think they compliment the butterfly so sweetly. Of course I’m going to grab my Rhinestones and add a bit of bling! What girl doesn’t like a bit of sparkle in her life!?


I finished off the card (also balances it nicely) with the sweet greeting … “You Made My Day”. That is exactly what I thought when I read the announcement that our butterfly framelits are coming back!! It is from the stamp set “And Many More”.

The greeting is highlighted by using the Word Window and Modern Label punches.

I hope you enjoyed my “touch of spring”!  Thanks for stopping by.

Have a fabulous day ~




Sending Wishes Your Way …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

How are you today? Ready to kick off a new week?

I’m here to kick off your week with a new card, a birthday card, sending wishes your way. The greeting comes from the stamp set “Butterfly Basics” in the Occasions Catalog.


I paired it up with a fun pattern from the “Confetti Celebration” designer series paper. Here’s another series of papers that can be easily used for gender neutral cards.

I tied it together with the beautiful “3/8″ stitched satin ribbon” in Tangelo Twist.


I carried the ribbon to the inside as well to add a pop of color and texture. The “Happy Birthday” also comes from the “Butterfly Basics” stamp set. Did you know that the Butterfly Basics stamp set is available in Wood, Clear and Photopolymer!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share, another quick and easy card to add to your collection.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a great week!