Bowing out “Graceful” …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with a the card I promised a while back from the Graceful Glass designer vellum.  The beautiful stained glass imagery is perfect for coloring… and I used the Stampin’ Blends.  Because it’s vellum paper you can create stunning stained-glass effects with it!  The Graceful Glass has 24 vellum sheets: 2 each of 12 single-sided designs.  These are the samples from Stampin’ Up! …

And now … my creation, and probably my last from the Graceful Glass designer vellum since it is retiring in only a few more days.

I did not add the greeting to the front of my card as I wanted to showcase the beautiful design of the vellum.  This would make a beautiful birthday card, a sympathy card or what ever you choose.  I chose a very spring-like color them with Highland Heather, Flirty Flamingo – Light, and Mossy Meadow.

I used the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder to add some texture to the card and create interest to the eye. I enjoy using the entire bundle … the dies coordinate nicely with this vellum.

I thank you for sharing a part of your day with me and checking out my blog.

Have a beautiful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPING SUPPLY LIST: If you would like to purchase any of the items used in creating these cards and don’t have a demonstrator, I’d be honored to be your creative coach. With each $50 purchase, you will receive a Rewards Point, when you collect 10, I will send you a coupon for a FREE Stamp set of your choice. Just click on any of the items to get to my online store. If you have any questions, please message me.


Saying Goodbye to the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

One of my favorite products is about to leave the catalog for good … the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum.  I have some of the cards I have created this past year to share with you today.

The Graceful Glass suite by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for all those moments you’ve wanted to steal the stained glass from a church. Brian from Stampin’ Up! shows you the products that make up the Graceful Glass suite, as well as several ideas and different ways to color the vellum.

I’m happy to say that the stamp set and coordinating dies will return in the new catalog … the vellum will be gone (and so will the 10% savings on the bundle).  I colored the vellum from the back with the Stampin’ Blends and then used the Wink of Stella to give it a little shimmer.

The next card is one of the cards that were displayed at our demonstrator OnStage event in Milwaukee last spring.  I love how Pat used the circle dies to create a frame and highlight the vellum.  Notice the wood designer paper … that just recently sold out.

The next card is one I did to showcase the flowers in the vellum pack … it’s one of my favorites, so simple and yet so elegant.  Again, I colored the vellum from the back using the Stampin’ Blends.

I’m on the road again this weekend traveling to Indiana for a Stampin’ Up! Leadership event. I’m a little nervous about this on … I’ve been asked to do a presentation on “Sales”.  This is not something I do but I’m stepping out of my comfort zone and facing the “public speaking” demon!  Talking you to my stampin’ friends is easy … so I’ll just pretend you are there with me.

Thank you for stopping by today…

Have a good one.



To order your own Graceful Glass suite,

Two beautiful cards & One spectacular promotion!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have the details for the Online Extravaganza, plus 2 stunning Christmas Cards I want to share with you!! The cards are a combination of the stamp set “Illuminated Christmas” from the Holiday Catalog and the beautiful Graceful Glass 6″ X 6″ Designer Vellum from our Annual Catalog… the big one!

For savvy shoppers everywhere, this time of year is a dream come true. Some of the biggest sales of the year are happening, which means some of the biggest savings are, too! We hope you are ready to save big, because Stampin’ Up! is throwing a spectacular six-day promotion with exclusive, limited-time deals. Get ready for Online Extravaganza!

Online Extravaganza will run for six days. During this time, we’ll be throwing three, 48-hour sales featuring a selection of products from the 2018–2019 annual catalog—all at 10% off! Each 48-hour sale will feature two product categories (e.g., paper, stamps, ink, etc.). When one sale ends, the next sale begins; this cycle will continue until Online Extravaganza is over. By the end, nearly every item from the annual catalog will have been sale!

November 23–24
* Bags
* Brads and Buttons
* Cards and Envelopes
* Cardstock
* Designer Series Paper
* Embossing material
* Glitter
* Ribbons
* Twine
* Specialty Paper
* Tags
* Washi Tape

November 25–26
* Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
* Project kits
* Card kits
* Kit refills
* Memories & More
* Punch box kits

November 27–28
* Adhesives
* Applicators
* Cleaners
* Cutting tools
* Embossing folders
* Framelits and thinlits
* Ink Pads
* Ink refills
* Markers
* Punches
* Scoring Tools
* Stamp blocks and cases

Please let me know if you have any questions regarding this sale, or if you will need any help placing your order.

As I shared earlier in the post, the cards you are about to see are a combination of the stamp set “Illuminated Christmas” from the Holiday Catalog and the beautiful Graceful Glass 6″ X 6″ Designer Vellum from our Annual Catalog… and the Vellum will be on sale November 23rd and 24th!

Aren’t these cards just stunning! I love the look of stained glass in combination with the “Illuminated Christmas” from the Holiday Catalog. The O, Holy Night card is my favorite.

The vellum is subtle and uncolored on this card but it still makes a statement.  The beautiful star that draws your eye to the card and then the use of the Stained Glass Thinlits Dies as it highlights the Three Wisemen… I love it!!

The “Hope” Card is beautiful too with it’s colored vellum. This card also used the Stained Glass Thinlits Dies and the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder. What’s neat about this card is, you have a beautiful layout now, and you can transform it just by switching color pallets … the blues would be gorgeous too.

Remember … The dies, folders, and designer papers from the Annual Catalog will be on sale. Save 10% on the majority of the products needed to create these cards.

Let me know if you need any help placing your order, or if you just have a question about it.

Thank you for the visit today,

Hope your day is a good one.




I’M BACK!! With the Graceful Glass Suite!!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am back and bustin’ at the seams with idea’s to share with you!! I’ve finally figured out what was wrong with my computer and got it fixed … and meanwhile my new stamping goodies came in and I’ve been playing like crazy!!

Today I’d like to share one of the cards that my club members got to make this month. We were using the new Graceful Glass Suite.  I am totally in love with this suite and if you like to color this one will satisfy your needs!!

I began with this cute circle pattern and colored it in with the Bermuda Bay duo, which paired well with the Tranquil Tide cardstock. I highlighted the design, creating a focal point by encasing it within the white frame. The circle was cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits and then added a black mat behind it.

To make our beautiful coloring job “pop” … we added the Wink of Stella to add some sparkle. It’s a little hard to capture with the camera but the eye is not disappointed when looking at this card.

The greeting was stamped in the lower right-hand corner of the card in the coordinating Tranquil Tide ink.  The ribbon accent is from last years ribbon (not available anymore) but you could easily substitute the new Tranquil Tide ribbon or even some cardstock!

I’m so glad to be back and sharing my creations with you! Thanks for stopping by today.

I’ll be back tomorrow with my Simply Sunday creations.


New Catalog & Graceful Glass Suite

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had a wonderful weekend with family & friends.

The launch of the new annual catalog is only three days away! To help celebrate and introduce all the great new products, Stampin’ Up! created this stop-motion video to share with you! AND if you are on my mailing list because you are a club member, hostess or on-line shopper with me … Your catalog is in the mail (or available for pick-up)!!

Did you catch a glimpse of the new butterfly … it’s so pretty!! It’s from the new “Springtime Impressions” thinlits dies and coordinates with Garden Impressions Suite and the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set.

I also want to introduce you to one of my favorite suites in the new catalog, the Graceful Glass. Here is Brian from the home office to share some tips on using this amazing new product suite …

The Graceful Glass suite by Stampin’ Up! is perfect for any occasions as shown by the greetings in the stamp set.  For those of you who love to color … you will truly fall in love with this product suite because the designer paper is a must have complement to the stamp and dies bundle!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Enjoy the sunshine and your day ~