Something Old … Something New

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

How are you today? Are you wondering what the “Something Old, Something New” may be?  Nope, I’m not getting married, nor am I making a wedding card! My “Something Old, Something New” is meant to inspire you to drag out your older stamp sets and pair them with some of our fun new products!

Today our card features the “Flower Shop” stamp set … I know many of you have this set, and we’re going to pair it up with the “Petal Burst” embossing folder – it creates a fabulous “touchable” texture.


Our greeting “congrats” is also new to our Annual Catalog and comes from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. These thinlits actually are “bundled” with the “Sunshine Sayings” stamp set found on page 97.

Never be afraid to mix and match your old with your new … Stampin’ Up! makes it easy to coordinate products.  And it’s fun!

Enjoy the beautiful day …. and thank you for dropping in today.




Birthday Bash Card Parade Day 2!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I will share with you the rest of the card that I created using the “Birthday Bash” Designer Series paper. The paper is still on sale until Monday … click here to view!

I will start you off with my “hello” card. This is a great way to use up any scraps that you have around. The greeting comes from the “Hello You” thinlet dies. You can easily attach your die cut with our “Liquid Glue” … the small tip makes it easy to apply.


The pretty little flower was created with a combination of the “Pansy” and “Boho Blossom” punches. The center is actually the designer paper with the polka dot …then topped off with a rhinestone.


My second card is a simple but sweet “Make a Wish” card.  This comes from the “Perfect Pennants” stamp set. The simple layering makes a statement and highlights the greeting.



Sometimes in life you just have to “Do what makes you happy”! That I have found is hard for most women, because we are caretakers by nature … we usually put ourselves last. So … I challenge you to go do something that makes you happy … and let me know, I’d love to hear what you’re up to!


I used the same layout and greeting for these cards … just different paper, but both from the “Birthday Bash” designer paper. The stamp set is the “Hello Life” and the pretty little heart comes with it. The flower on the Navy card comes from the “Flower Shop” stamp set.

I hope you enjoyed the card parade that I have shared with you. I enjoyed your company … Thank you!

As we enter the Holiday weekend, I would like to take this moment that give “THANKS” to our Veterans who gave all to keep us free.

Have a safe and happy holiday weekend ~




Using scraps to make something CUTE!

Happy Tuesday Stampers!

How are you this fine day.  I have to tell you, I was a bit in a struggle with this post today.  You know, one of those days when your creativity bulb doesn’t seem to be shining as bright as it usually does.  So, here is what I did …

I went into my stash of cards and started looking for some inspiration.  I know, I know, I can go on Pinterest or other spots to find inspiration … but I make it my mission to create something “NEW” for you everyday!   I invite you to follow me on Pinterest … create a board and pin any or all of my samples for quick reference.

So here is the card I came across, and when I had it on display in my Stampin’ Studio, everyone was raving over it.  It’s different, and it’s pretty easy, and … it uses up our scraps!  One of the best “techniques” we should all know.


The designer series paper on this card has since retired but the stamp set is “Make a Cake” found on page 17, and the greeting is from the “Sweet Essentials” stamp set, both sets are found in the 2013-14 catalog.

Now … onto my “UPDATED” version.  I think it is too cute!


Isn’t this the best way to use up scraps!  Then top if off with that cute little flower from the “Flower Shop” stamp set and you can’t go wrong.  Really … “You can never have too much happy”!  Isn’t that a cute saying?  It comes from the stamp set Yippee-Skippee on page 37 of the 2013-14 catalog!  It’s one of the FREE stamp sets I got when I went to convention this year.  I love convention, it’s also a great place to be inspired, see old friend, making new ones and just have fun.

When using your designer scraps (and yes, you can use regular cardstock too) all you need to do is weave the scrap pieces together.  I lay them out to see what colors I like next to each other.  You need to be a bit careful when flipping it over to adhere it to your card so it doesn’t come apart.  Mine is a bit crooked … Did you notice?

To help you with the products I used on this card, here is a list of ingredients:






Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper



Flower Shop Stamp Set – WOOD



Flower Shop Stamp Set – CLEAR



Pansy Punch



Yippee Skippee Stamp Set – WOOD



Yippee Skippee Stamp Set – CLEAR



Rhinestone Basic Jewel



Stripes Embossing Folder

blog insert - shop nowSo, next time you are looking for inspiration, you can always go back into your stash of cards, come back here and click onto one of the categories that describe the type of card you need, or find me on pinterest!


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Have a great week!

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Polka Dot -n- Flower Shop Parade …

Hello Stampers!

Welcome to a brand new week.

We have officially entered the summer season so what better to celebrate than a parade!  This week I will be posting a “parade” of new stamp sets that I will be featuring at my upcoming Hostess / Customer Appreciation Party!

Each day will feature a new stamp set … keep a list as I will be hosting a “Guess my favorite new stamp set” challenge at the party.  If you are interested in attending … leave a comment or message me!

Today’s featured stamp set is … FLOWER SHOP


Along with the Flower Shop stamp set, I used the new “Million & One” stamp set – stamped in Old Olive.  I love the font on this set, it is so beautiful.

The flower was stamped using VersaMark and heat embossed with the Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder.  It is slightly darker than the Pumpkin Pie Polka Dot Parade Designer Series paper I used, but still looks good.

And if you’re going to give someone a card that says “A Million & One Thanks” … don’t you agree, it needs some bling!  I not only used the Rhinestones, but added a little more sparkle to the flower by using Crystal Effects and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter!

Here is a list of the items used today:


Flower Shop (W- 130939 / C-130942)

Million & One (W-126375 / C-126377)


Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper (126902)

Very Vanilla Carstock (101650) 8-1/2″ x 11 Neutrals Collection

Old Olive Cardstock (100702) 8-1/2″ x 11 Brights Collection


Pansy Punch (130698) Coordinates with the Flower Shop stamp set

Rhinestone Basic Jewels ( 119246)

Dazzling Diamonds Glitter (102023)

Crystal Effects (101055)

Tangerine Tango Embossing Powder (123106)

Heat Tool (129053)

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Click on the link above to shop for any of these items.

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead…

and don’t forget to stop back each day to see the new “featured” stamp sets.

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A Million Thanks …

Happy Friday Stampers!

The weekend is finally approaching!

As promised, the card I made for you today highlights 2 of our new colors.  First, the “Crisp Cantaloupe” from the new In-Colors and the “Smoky Slate”.  I really like this color, and it’s going to go with a lot of colors.

I’m going to do something a little different … I’m going to show you some great new products out of the catalog first and then lead you into the card!

Let me introduce you to one of the pretty flowers (there are 6) in the “Flower Shop” stamp set found on page 94 of the catalog.  I stamped this in the Smoky Slate … then punched it with the coordinating punch “Pansy” (130698).  I love it when our stamp sets have coordinating punches, makes life so much easier!


Next … “WASHI TAPE”!  Man is this stuff fun to play with!  this is the Epic Day This & That Designer Washi Tape (131269)  I used the “gray” to coordinate with my card, but there are 2 other rolls that come with it.  Then I topped the flower and washi tape off with our Basic Pearls (119247).


Here’s just a little shot of the inside of my card … stamp it a couple times and add a strip of washi tape.  I have begun stamping inside of my card, just because everyone opens them up to see what’s inside (even if you’re only showing a sample!) I love it!


OK … now the card!

With our yummy “Crisp Cantaloupe” and the “Smoky Slate”.

Don’t you think they look good together!


A Million and one Thanks for taking this stampin’ journey with me!  You will find the “Million & One” stamp set on page 161.  I fell in love with this set as soon as I saw it.

Maybe I’ll make the next card with the other stamp in that set … “Fabulous is what you are” and I believe it!

Have a great weekend ~

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