Thank You in Blackberry Bliss …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I just have to squeeze in one more card sample using the Painted Blooms Designer Series paper! So many designs, so many colors, so many uses! 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. 12″ x 12″ Acid free, lignin free… and it coordinates with Blackberry Bliss, Blushing Bride, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Rose Red, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Wild Wasabi.

Today I’m going to share one of the cards that we made at the 2015 Spring Stampin’ Retreat. On this card they learned how to create this unique card using the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch …


You can see that we used the Blackberry Bliss flowers. I thought they went well with the flower from the “Petal Potpourri” stamp set. Create a bouquet, a garden, or a single perfect bloom. These Two-Step stamps give you so many creative options–combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.


I used Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wasabi and Daffodil Delight inks to create the front floral piece. The greeting comes from the “Hey You” stamp set.

This stamp set was the “Pillow Gift” our guests received Saturday night when they returned to their rooms. This cute little clear mount set includes three greetings that work with some of the most frequent card-giving occasions.


The card was finished off with the Daffodil Delight 1/4″ Cotton Ribbon all tied up in a bow. What a fun way to open a card … it will be just like opening a present!

Don’t forget that the Painted Blooms Designer Paper is on the Weekly Deals list for only $8.21 and the “Hey You” stamp set is currently on the retired list … and on sale!! Only a few days remain to get the items you wanted from the retirement list.

I have a list of ingredients below … just click on the items description for more information or to begin your purchase.

Thank you for stopping by …

and enjoy your day!


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

Do More of what Makes You Happy!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you tow of my cards that are trending on Pinterest. They are currently the most “pinned” of all my cards right now …


It appears that most of us like pretty yet simple cards to create. I totally understand, many of us have very busy lives or we just want to go out and enjoy life! Either way these cards fit the bill.


Both cards were created with the beautiful “Painted Blooms” Designer Series Paper.  The two cards shown above were both made from the same sheet of designer paper!  Add a greeting and a bow and you’re ready to go.


Just click on this Pinterest button, then …

Click on the red “FOLLOW” button on my Pinterest page. Thank you!

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Here is a quick and cute card using a different print pattern from the “Painted Blooms”. So many wonderful patterns in this designer package. I will make it a point to share more.

Tell me which sheet is your favorite, or you can send me a card that you have made with this paper! E-mail me ( ) if you need the address. Everyone who reply’s to my post today will get a chance to win the beautiful “Painted Blooms” Designer Series paper!  Good Luck!


Have a wonderful day today ~


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!!