Ready for Christmas!? Sneak Peek …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Quick post today to share a video introducing an amazing bundle in the upcoming Holiday catalog!

Grab your cup of coffee, kick back and relax while we introduce you into the “Ready for Christmas” bundle …

That was Bonnie, Director of training at Stampin’ Up! sharing some of the many festive combinations you can create with the Ready for Christmas Bundle.

Now you can get ready for Christmas with the Ready for Christmas Stamp Set and Christmas Staircase Thinlits Dies! Even better–buy them together in a bundle and save 10%!

My stampin’ customers’ Holiday Catalogs are on their way to your homes!

If you’re new to my blog or newsletter and would like me as your creative coach (demonstrator) … all you need to do is place a $35 order and I’ll send you a Holiday Catalog and “Welcome” Gift as well!

I want to thank you all for joining me today. Stop back tomorrow for my Simply Sunday post … I’m working with the tasty Coffee Café bundle for an upcoming class, so I’ll share one of my creations!

This bundle is so fun to work with… I had no idea all of the neat cards you can make with the Coffee Café bundle!!

Thanks again and I’ll see you tomorrow ~

Have an awesome day!

Wishing You a Season of Wonderful ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have a really cute card to share with you. If you attended my 2016 Holiday Stampin’ Retreat, you may recognize part of it! We made a set of tags using the “Hang Your Stocking” stamp set and “Christmas Stocking” Thinlit Dies (143512 – Bundle & Save 10%) … and with all the demands of the Holidays, I needed a quick card so I used one of those tags ….


I apologize for the poor quality of the photo (my camera died) What next? Oh wait … Don’t ask!! Positive thoughts only 🙂  The color pallet of the card is Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and the new Emerald Envy.

I used the Sparkle Embossing Folder on the white background and the Lucky Star’s on the tag … a nice contrast but not over powering. The tag is just a simple 2″ wide piece of cardstock with the Scalloped Tag Topper punched at the top.

When cutting the stockings out … I just layered the dies on one color and cut them out, then I switched colors and repeated, this way you can mix and match colors! It’s a lot of fun and a great family project. Have some fun with it, make tags, make cards …  Make Memories

Thank you for taking time out to check out my blog today.

Wishing you a Season of Wonderful ~

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Rudolph & Santa’s Sleigh …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Back today with the second of my two December Club Cards …

I used Santa’s Sleigh bundle.  I began with the Real Red base and the Candy Cane Lane Designer Series paper for my background. I then stamped Rudolf with Soft Suede onto Soft Suede cardstock …. then cut him out with the coordinating framelit…


The sleigh was created by layering two of the die cuts … the main part of the sleigh was cut from the Gold Foil paper and then the ornate outside was cut from Real Red cardstock.

Rudolph’s reins were made with the Candy Cane Lane Bakers Twine … it connects the white from the background and the red from the sleigh so everything coordinates.

We did a partial tree using the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper, another thinlit from the bundle.  We finished off the card with our Greeting from the stamp set, the Metallic Enamel Shapes and a Rhinestone colored red for Rudolph’s nose.

Thanks for spending a part of your Saturday with me!

Enjoy the day ~

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Star of Wonder … Star of Night

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Oh baby … It’s Cold Outside!

Today I’d like to share a card with you that we made in our December Technique Club.  December is usually when we hold our “Club Christmas Parties” so we pass on the technique and just stamp 2 cards.

Today I will share the first of two cards.  On this card we used the “Star of Light” bundle … one of my favorites from the Holiday Catalog. I must say that it is very hard this year to pick a favorite, there are so many awesome sets and bundles from this holiday catalog.



This card was cased from a fellow demonstrator, it was too pretty not to share with everyone else!

I began with the new In Color “Dapper Denim” and the “Silver” Glimmer Paper with a touch of Whisper White. We stamped the spray of stars on the front with the Craft Whisper White, then the small stars in
Dapper Denim.

Our silver piece is 4 x 5-1/4 and you will cut your star from the center of this piece … this will also be the “mat” for the Dapper Denim piece you’ve just stamped on, which was cut to 5″ x 3-3/4″.  I used “glue dots” to hold the majority of the pieces together.

The Whisper White was cut into a banner and stamped with one of the beautiful greeting.

I will be back tomorrow with the second of my 2 cards.  This one I designer myself … and just remember that you can receive these cards along with a special little treat from me when your purchase an order of $50 or more before shipping and Handling ~

Thanks for spending a bit of your day with me!

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Simply Sunday: A Merry Christmas

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Sorry for the delay … I don’t think I”m going to get the option of waiting until January to get my new computer!

But let’s get to the fun part!!  Yesterday you got a chance to see the new November 2016 Paper Pumpkin and as promised I am going to show you a little bit different version!

It’s always fun to open up the box each month and discover what resides inside!  I was happy to see the beautiful die cuts, but loved that we got 2 stampin’ spots and a really nice stamp set!


Not sure if you could tell by the video yesterday, but these are “Note Card”size cards, which are perfect for gift giving, but if you’d like to turn these into beautiful cards to send … I have a simple answer for you.


I simply added a Island Indigo mat to the layered card (skipped the vellum) and embossed the 1/2 of what used to be the card!  I then mounted that onto a Pool Party card base. I chose the Island Indigo mat to coordinate with my greeting.

There’s nothing simpler than Paper Pumpkin, even it you are changing it up a bit!

Sign up today with a 3-month (or more) paid subscription and get a FREE cute little Paper Pumpkin tote from me! It holds 2 Paper Pumpkin kits easily so you can grab them a go to a friends to stamp, I love stamping with others…. it’s just more FUN!

Thanks for taking time out of your Sunday to visit with me…

Have a wonderful day!

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Today’s Stampin’ Suggestions …



Wonderful Winterland …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

We’ve teased you long enough, and shown you the outside of the new Paper Pumpkin box, now it’s time to open it up and let the fun escape!


The weather outside is wonderful! It’s time to get cozy by the fireplace with some hot chocolate and the Wonderful Winterland Kit. With gently falling flurries and houses nestled on the hillsides, this picturesque project is sure to warm your heart. The kit includes all the supplies you need to make eight cards and spread.

Thanks for checking out my blog …

Stop back tomorrow and check out what I’ve done with this cute kit!

Have a great day.


Guest Stampers: Trio of Christmas Stockings

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share with you some more of our Swap Cards from the Holiday Retreat. Our swaps are done by our guests, and when they swap they are entered into the card contest and a chance to win a Gift Certificate from me. It’s a lot of fun, and the best part about swapping … you get to go home with that many more cards!!

All three of the cards I’m sharing with you today were made with the “Hang Your Stockings” Stamp set and Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies.  This is one you can bundle and Save 10% on.

Let’s begin with Linda S.  This was her first retreat but you would never have guessed it by her swap. 


She used the Christmas Stocking Thinlits die to create both the stocking and the greeting. These are highlighted by having the beautiful designer paper behind it. You’ll find several great patterns in the “Warmth & Cheer” Designer Series Paper Stack.

Our next guest stamper is Marge G.  Marge has attended all of our Holiday Retreats only missing the Spring because she was a little snowbird.


Marge started her card with the “This Christmas” Designer paper that can be found in the Annual Catalog (our big one) not the Holiday catty.  Marge also used the thinlits to create her card, and then she added a little sponging to really make it pop!  Don’t you love how she used the snowflake cut out from the stocking on her card … no wasted space here. 

The last of the stocking cards was created by Abby H.   This was Abby’s first retreat and she was also our youngest guest (her Mom & Sister have been here many times before).  We have several Mother / Daughter attendee’s … it is a great getaway to have fun together and bond.


Abby not only used the thinlits, but she stamped her stockings! Now we get to see how cute the coordinating stamp set is, and what a nice job Abby did stamping and creating her card.  They are all lined up with the Brick background and ready for Santa!

For me … Everyone is a winner because they get to go home with extra cards and each card has a different style than your own.  Oh yes, and I get to keep a set … THANK YOU LADIES!!


I hope you have enjoyed the trio of stocking cards today, and that it inspires you to grab that ink, pick up your stamps and begin having some “you” time and releasing your creativity!

Thanks for stopping by …

Have a great day!