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 ~




Lovin’ that Valentine Designer Paper!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share another Valentine Card with you. I figured since I had all my supplies on the table yet, I could show you another way to use them!

If you are like me ….  you have a hard time throwing those left over pieces of cardstock and designer paper away!  Well thank goodness you didn’t, because look at what you can do with leftovers!


I cut yesterday’s scrap pieces down into 1-1/2″ squares and arranged them on a piece of black cardstock. WOW … how simple can you get! I added a heart, punched out of the Silver Glimmer paper and topped it off with a cute little bow made out of the Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine.

Our greeting comes from the “Hello Life” stamp set that I used yesterday. I really like this stamp set. When you look at it in the catalog, just be aware the the pictures on the right side are only shown at 50%, the real size is what you see on my card and I think is a perfect size!!


As you can see from this peek inside the card that I used a few more left over pieces to embellish the inside. Nothing wrong with showin’ some more love.

Thank you for checking out my blog today … I hope you enjoyed the card.

Have a great day … it’s almost Friday!


My Stampin’ Supply List …


I Love You Valentine …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have the Valentine card as promised. A sweet and simple card that gets right to the point “I Freakin’ Love You”. The sentiment comes from our Yippee Skippee stamp set found in the main catalog … click on the right side of the screen directly on the catalog to view it.


Our sweet little hearts come from the Hello Life stamp set in the new Occasions catalog. I really love this stamp set because it can be used for so many occasions. I chose the polka dot heart to coordinate with the polka dots in our designer paper. The designer paper comes from the “Stacked with Love” paper stack on page 5 of the Occasions Catalog.

I masked the red heart and stamped the simple outlined heart so it appears to be behind the red. I then added a touch of glitter into it.

Thanks for stopping back today.

Have a wonderful Wednesday ~





Sweetly said with love …

Hello Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you a few card samples that come from Jen our concept artist. She is using one of my favorite new stamp sets “Hello Life” that can be found in the Occasions Catalog.

The first is simple but so adorable, and is created by repeatedly stamping the twin hearts across the note card. I will admit … I really love the script greetings!



The next is a shaker card … who doesn’t love those little hearts floating inside the big heart.  To create the striped background, she masked horizontal stripes using washi tape, then spritzed using Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill and the Stampin’ Spritzer.



On the final card she paired Real Red and Blushing Bride on the Crumb Cake note card, which highlights those cute hearts in the stamp set so sweetly.



Happy Valentines can be said simply yet sweetly and these cards are definitely proof of that. You know what they say … sometimes, less is more!

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a wonderful Sunday … and I must say “GO PACK GO”!




Crazy about You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

If you haven’t noticed, I’ve been having a great time down in my Stampin’ Studio creating cards with all the new products from the Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs.

Today I’d like to share a touch of Valentine’s day with you … before we know it, it will be here and we want to be prepared. I began with the cute new “Happy Heart” Textured Impressions folder and used it with the “Shimmery White” cardstock.


Sometimes I like to pull stuff out of my stash, that I haven’t used for a while. I find that most of the time is works beautifully together with our new items, and our Shimmery White cardstock is subtly beautiful with just a touch of shimmer.

I wanted to create a “Shaker Card” so I used the “Sweetheart” punch from the catalog and punched out a section for my window. I covered it with a piece of the Window Sheets and then used the outer edges of the stampin’ dimensionals to create the “well” in which I put my confetti in.

To create the confetti I used the “Confetti Heart Border Punch” in the Occasions catalog – pg.5. and punched them out in different colors, the punch already supplies you with different sizes! I then pealed off the backing from the stampin’ dimensionals and covered it with a piece of the Shimmery White cardstock.

Now, I wanted some type of greeting or verse on the inside so I decided to create my own with the “Crazy About You” stamp set. It contains 33 stamps and will create endless greetings and or verses for you. Here is what I came up with …


I snuck the little hearts out of the “Hello Life” stamp set to complete the look on the inside.

To finish the outside of my card, I added one more heart that I punched our of Rich Razzelberry. The heart comes from the “Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack”.

I wanted the “shaker” part of the card to be the focal point so did not add a greeting or ribbon to the front … just the one little heart. As it turns out, it matches those little hearts from the embossing folder perfectly!


Thanks for dropping by,,, have a heartfelt day




My New Years Wish for You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I have returned! I took a little R & R after the busy Christmas / New Years holiday. After 25 years in the Quality Control field and not having to work holidays and such, it’s been quite a transition to managing a retail store, especially during the holidays! I do however love the fact that I have maintained my Stampin’ business for almost 15 years, and I thank you for supporting me along the way!

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and enjoyed time spent with friends and family. Today my card share has the sentiment that I wish for you this New Year! “Do more of what makes you happy”.


The sentiment comes from the “Hello Life” stamp set that will be available January 6th from the new Occasions catalog (pg.6) When you look at the catalog it will show 4 of the images at full size and the remaining 6 at 50% or half the size. So you can see by my card that the sentiment is much larger than shown.

The beautiful background paper is the “Painted Blooms” Designer Series Paper that I gave you a sneak peek on my December 28th post. I love the many different patterns and color combinations of this paper.

The base card and stamped sentiment is done in the tantalizing “Blackberry Bliss”.

The cute little heart also comes from the “Hello Life” stamp set … I cut it out, added it to my sentiment, filled it with “Crystal Effects” and sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. The Crystal Effects absorbs the glitter and holds it in place … it looks so pretty! Love that technique!


The inside stamped images is yet another stamp from the “Hello Life” stamp set.  Hope you enjoyed today’s card, it’s quick and easy to make!

Thank you for stopping by today, and for your patience while I took a mini-break.

Have a wonderful day …. and do more of what makes you happy this year.


Please note that the “Hello Life” and Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper is not available until January 6th. However the ingredients needed for this card will qualify you for a FREE Sale-a-bration Item!!