Saturday Share Day …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share two cards with you.  As some of you know, I asked you to share your card creations with me while we’re under the stay at home order, and my friend Kathie has sent me two cute cards!!

The first was for my birthday 🙂 Thank you Kathie!  It was created with the Free As a Bird Bundle. I have four bundles that I had on my “must have” list and this was definitely one of them.

The birds were stamped and colored a beautiful blue.  Kathie used the Woodland Embossing Fold to add texture to the background.  You will also see this embossing folder used on the second card.

What a beautiful birthday day!!  I’m sure Kathie won’t mind if I share this card with my Mom.  Today would be her birthday …

I’ll share the card from Kathie with her and some of the pretty flowers my daughter brought me with her too ❤

Mom would have liked Kathie’s second card as well … so pretty.  I think this card is perfect for a man or a women. Many of us gals like the outdoors and the card starts out with the Woodland embossing folder.

I believe I’m seeing “Lovely as a Tree” which is retired but I also believe 98% of my stampin’ friends own this set and will enjoy this sample!!

The tree’s are highlighted with the use of the Circle Dies and the pieces of cardstock behind the greeting really draws your eye to the “Happy Birthday”.

I’m hoping you enjoyed Kathie’s card share as much as I did!!  I’d love to see what you’ve been creating in your craft room!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope  you are doing well.

Enjoy the day ~


You Don’t Have to Wait until Black Friday to Enjoy Savings …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is the last day to enjoy savings on the basics like cardstock and ink pads! Plus there are 8 bundles that are on sale too … yesterday I shared many, many samples and have listed them below as well.

It’s a great time to stock up on the items you always need.  Plus, with orders of $50 or more … you will get your order shipped directly to your home, your Virtual Reward points for each $50 and a little “Thank You” gift in the mail from me!

Let’s start out with the beautiful “To a Wild Rose” Bundle …

I will be listing the details so you can see exactly what you would get (and the item number) along with samples to spark your creativity and get you stamping!

There are so many things you can do with this bundle, I have several examples to show you. Some are from my Stamping Clubs! Here you’ll see soft beautiful floral cards …

I love to use my Stampin’ Blends with this beautiful rose … I’ve used them here on the purple card (Highland Heather) so stunning!

This little beauty in Blushing Bride and Going Gray was simply sponging a hint of pink into the petals of our rose, and then using the Wink of Stella to add some sparkle.  The background was stamping our rose in Going Gray directly onto the Going Gray cardstock … a simple technique of creating your own backgrounds.

The yellow (Daffodil Delight) is actually using the two step process, stamping off for the first solid image and then inking up the detailed (line) image and stamping over it.

Here I have stamped our pretty rose (the two step stamping technique) onto the New In Colors … they are also on SALE! Both Cardstock and Ink Pads (excluding the Purple Posie ink) are on sale too.

Our next bundle in the card parade is the “Path of Petals Bundle”. This little beauty has beautiful, uplifting sentiments and stunning dies to highlight your sentiments and create a focal point on your card.

The next bundle “Parcels & Petals” where you can really stretch out your dollars as you create beautiful handmade gift boxes and then a stunning card to go with it! Just check out the samples below …

Once you create your box with your new dies … you can stamp these beautiful flowers and adorn them to your gift. So pretty …

This pretty card is simple to create by just stamping your Pear Pizzaz ink onto Pear Pizzaz cardstock (the technique we used earlier on our “To a Wild Rose” bundle.  Then with the dies, you can add some delicate embellishments behind your banner to really draw the eye to your greeting.

Next I would like to share the Memorable Mosaic Bundle …

You may also want to add the amazing Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper (149478) It’s mosaic tile designs and floral imagery with shiny, transparent accents is the “cherry on top” to this bundle! The background on this card … and the bird are from this designer paper.

Here are more samples using the Memorable Mosaic Bundle …


The next bundle is one of my favorites, and one of the “Top Sellers” at Stampin’ Up! This bundle is so versatile, the dies alone are worth the price … I use them over and over on so many projects and coordinate them with any other stamp set!

The first card I’m going to share with you is one of our “Make & Takes” from the Stampin’ Up! OnStage demonstrator event…

Here I created a sweet -n- simple card using the stamp set and dies …

This next card I used the “Spotlighting Technique” to highlight part of the image. It too is a simple technique and creates eye catching focal point on your card …

Again I have used the “Spotlighting Technique” but instead of stamping, I did it using the designer series paper. Talk about an easy but beautiful card …

On this card, it fussy cut out the little bird on the branch from the Bird Ballad Designer paper (149592) and teamed it up with the Laser Cut Cards & Tin (149595). *Perfect Christmas Gift for your Crafting Friends.

I’ve got to show you one more (told you this was one of my favorites!) Again, I used the designer paper, however you could use the stamp set too, these are just colored already.  Then I used the die to cut out from the background paper (also included in the Bird Ballad Designer Paper) and then put my greeting behind it.  I love that it created another layer of depth to the card … almost a 3D look!


Lets have some fun now! The Dino Days Bundle is great for kids … girls love them just as much as boys, and this bundle is so much fun to play with!

These guys are soooo cute, you will most definitely want to team this bundle up with the Dinoroar designer paper: 149589. This is a Stampin’ Up! card …

Here is one of the first cards I made with this bundle. This is representing a “surprise” as he pops out of the egg …

These two cards are actually “Welcome Baby” card … It’s a Girl or It’s a Boy! How cute and unique are these, perfect for the dino lovers in your tribe.

A Dino Birthday card is next … sweet -n- simple!


Here is one of my favorites that I made with this bundle. I used a piece of vellum so you could still see the background yet allows your dinosaur to be the main attaction on your card… Love, love, love this one.

The next bundle, Bloom & Grow has beautiful floral designs and sentiments for all occasions …

Did you notice that the card on the top right is using the die from the “Bird Ballad” bundle? I love how Stampin’ Up! designs to coordinate not just one bundle … but many bundles!

On our second card they used the dies to cut out a elegant mat to highlight the greeting …

Last but not least is the beautiful “Band Together Bundle”. The stunning dies in this bundle really highlight the sentiments and bring the flower to life!

Here you will see several ways to change up your flower to give your cards a totally different look. Simply stamp is as a background or stamp it on a separate piece of cardstock and cut them out to make a pretty bouquet behind your greeting … amazing!!

I hope you enjoyed this parade of cards as much as I did pulling it all together and revisiting some of my favorites. It also added 2 more to my Wish List!! Let’s get them ordered before Midnight tomorrow so we can get our 15% Discount. I love a savings too!

If you need any help, please let me know … even though the promotion says OnLine Extravaganza, it doesn’t mean you can’t come to me with your order.

Thank you for hanging out with me today!

Have a wonderful rest of your day.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in todays 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 ♥  The sale price might not appear on the links, but I assure you, all items on sale will have the 15% discount when we check out.

Supply List

Thank you for choosing me as your demonstrator!


The World Needs More of You ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I spent most of mine working (no … not stamping) but I did get to spend some much needed time going through my stamp sets. Woooo … I found at least 20 stamp sets that are now retired but I NEVER used! How sad is that!! I could be your benefit though … I’ll let you know soon what I will be doing with those stamp sets.

Today I have a wonderful card I’d like to share using the Free As A Bird Bundle … I’m showcasing the stamp set, dies and designer paper on this card. I chose my designer paper pattern with the birds and hand cut them out, then the flip side of that design is the one that I also used as my background.

I used Early Espresso as my card base and a Whisper White mat behind the pink polka dot designer paper… don’t you love the way espresso and pink go together?  Next, I used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies and cut out the center… I stamped my greeting in Early Espresso onto Whisper White and popped up the entire front which created depth and dimension on the card.

The addition of the birds that I had cut out earlier framed the greeting and highlighted the stitching of the Nested Label die cut.

Who do you know that would like / love this card… it’s fairly easy to create, so don’t disappoint them, get your goodies to create this card today,

Thank you for stopping by today ~

Happy Monday!!



Which is your favorite bundle?

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Let’s have a little fun today! I’m showcasing bundles from the new Annual Catalog and I would like to know which one is “YOUR” favorite … These are all bundles the I have posted my creations since the release of the catalog. If I haven’t featured your favorite, please let me know.  You can put your answers in the “Reply” box below.  Thank you!!


Lets begin …

Sailing Home Bundle 151066

The Sailing Home Bundle includes the Sailing Home Cling Stamp Set and the Smooth Sailing Dies. Whether you’re sailing home or going off to new adventures, the images and sentiments in the Sailing Home Stamp Set will inspire you on your journey.

Royal Peacock Bundle 151100

The Royal Peacock Bundle includes the Royal Peacock Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Detailed Peacock Dies. Wow! Just look at the peacock in the Royal Peacock Stamp Set—isn’t it divine? Imagine all the fun projects you’ll be able to create with it!


Good Morning Magnolia Bundle 151087

The Good Morning Magnolia Bundle includes the Good Morning Magnolia Cling Stamp Set and the Magnolia Memory Dies. The Good Morning Magnolia Stamp Set features a gorgeous magnolia for your wow projects!


Dino Days Bundle 151139

The Dino Days Bundle includes the Dino Days Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Dino Dies. The Dino Days Stamp Set is sure to be a favorite for kids (and the young at heart).

Free As A Bird Bundle 151123

The Free As a Bird Bundle includes the Free As a Bird Cling Stamp Set and the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. Ooooh, the birds in the Free As A Bird Stamp Set are so cuuuute! Send them to all your friends because they deserve it.

These are only 5 of the 29 amazing bundles in the new Annual Catalog!  Please let me know what your favorite is, even if I have not showcased it today. There are many more in the catalog that I have to get my hands on yet!

Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog post today, and to vote!  I will be back tomorrow to share another special project created with the FREE AS A BIRD product suite.

Have a wonderful day! … Don’t forget to vote below!

Today’s Stamping Inspirations ….

The “Suite” Bundles gives you a coordinating selection of products with one simple purchase. It includes the stamp set and tool (punch or dies) bundle at 10% off plus one each of the other items shown. 



Free as a Bird …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Happy Friday to you!! Today I have a really cute card to share with you that was created with the Free As A Bird Bundle from the Bird Ballad product suite. If you’ve been on the look out for a great “friend” stamp set, this will most likely be on your Wish List already!  It represents a group of friends and the sentiments are so sweet. If you haven’t see it yet, here it is …

Don’t you think the birds in the Free As A Bird Stamp Set are so cuuuute! Send them to all your friends because you know they deserve it!! And pretty cards are so much more fun than bills in the mailbox … this is sure to cheer someone up or just let them know how much you appreciate them ❤

Today’s card was a swap card from the Stampin’ Up! Leadership event I attended in Terra Haute, Indiana.  I am so sorry that I don’t have the demonstrators name who created this cute card …

I love the introduction of the new catalog … it’s crazy fun! There is so much to share with you.  You will be seeing more of this bundle from me … it will be featured at my Kick Off party which is in the works right now, and probably a class so I can show you a few fun techniques that pair well with this stamp set.

She used the Stitched Nested Labels Dies which is part of the bundle, along with the beautiful Layered Leaves 3-D folder … and you can’t miss the polka dot ribbon, it really ties the card together.

I wish you a wonderful weekend.  I will be in Door County doing a little “planning” and having a little fun!

Thanks for stopping by ~