Simply Sunday …. Guest Stampers: Janet & Dawn

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Yesterday was a beautiful day … Eileen and I did not make it to Door County, she wasn’t feeling she could make it that far so we had a nice drive and had lunch in Port Washington. It was a good day and we will try again after we get an OK from the doctor.

I also shared with you yesterday one of the Attendee Swap cards created by Maria using the Waterfront stamp set. Today I’d like to share two more cards from our swap… we have some very talented guests who come to retreat.

First is a simple yet beautiful card created using the reverse masking technique! My guest stamper is Janet. She used a reverse mask to add color to the card front and then stamped the floral image and greeting.

This technique works magically to highlight the stamped image … and a touch of glitter really makes it pop.  Janet shows that a simple card can be beautiful, and we all need cards that look like we spent hours creating but we can get them done quickly.

Our second card comes from a new attendee this year … Guest Stamper: Dawn.   A little more layering on this card but the simplicity really creates a beautiful focal point… the balloon.

Dawn used the Up & Away Thinlits dies to cut out the balloon and the clouds – done with glimmer paper. Just a simple stamping of flower really draws your eye to the balloon … simple yet lovely!

I hope you enjoyed these beautiful swap cards as much as the rest of us at retreat did.  I’ll be sharing a few more, including the winning card!!


Thank you for hanging out with me today.

Have a wonderful day!


Sending Smiles …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Did you enjoy the video and the new “Lift Me Up” Bundle (142896)?  This stamp set and dies are so easy to use, and fun to create with!!

Today I’m going to share with you a card I created using this bundle and introducing one of our Sale-a-bration items that you can get for FREE with a $50 purchase (before shipping & handling). Oh … and don’t forget that with each $50 purchase you will also receive a Virtual Rewards point from me!!


I knew I wanted to highlight the balloon so I die cut the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer paper. I then pulled out the “Carried Away” Designer Series paper … your FREE items with qualifying purchase. The designer paper is also where I got my color pallet from.

The base of my card was done in Night of Navy as is the center and basket of the balloon.  I also used it to highlight the greeting. The other two colors used behind the balloon die cut are Peekaboo Peach and Watermelon Wonder … all of these colors are found in the “Carried Away” Designer Series paper.


They (Stampin’ Up!)  have the dies to cut out the pieces that fit behind the balloon so it makes it super simple to create a really cool design, or ombre look … whatever you desire! The entire card was really easy to make but looks like you put a lot of effort into it.  We’ll just keep this our little secret!

The Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalogs go live on the 4th … but don’t forget that if it’s bundles you love, you may want to get any from the Holiday Catalog before they are gone.


Thank you for coming back to check out my “Balloon Card” … hope you enjoyed it. I love that the paper makes it look like the balloon is really high overhead!

Have a great day & don’t forget to send a smile.

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HOLIDAY BUNDLES… Today’s the last Day to Order! If you want any of these fabulous bundles, get them now for your 10% Discount! Even if they come back next year … they will no longer be bundled.


Lift Me Up and Away …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to share with you a video to watch that’s full of tips and techniques for using the new Lift Me Up Bundle from the Occasions catalog.  Grab a cup of coffee and …

Join Andrea from the Stampin’ Up! training team as she highlights the Lift Me Up Stamp Set and Up and Away Thinlits Dies from the 2017 occasions (spring/summer) catalog.

You can contact me to order one or go on line at  / The catalog will go live on Wednesday, January 4th.

Thanks for checking out my blog and the video … stop back tomorrow and see what I’ve come up with. I must say … this bundle is very fun to play with.

Have an uplifting day ~