Sending Wishes Your Way …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

How are you today? Ready to kick off a new week?

I’m here to kick off your week with a new card, a birthday card, sending wishes your way. The greeting comes from the stamp set “Butterfly Basics” in the Occasions Catalog.


I paired it up with a fun pattern from the “Confetti Celebration” designer series paper. Here’s another series of papers that can be easily used for gender neutral cards.

I tied it together with the beautiful “3/8″ stitched satin ribbon” in Tangelo Twist.


I carried the ribbon to the inside as well to add a pop of color and texture. The “Happy Birthday” also comes from the “Butterfly Basics” stamp set. Did you know that the Butterfly Basics stamp set is available in Wood, Clear and Photopolymer!

Hope you enjoyed today’s card share, another quick and easy card to add to your collection.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Have a great week!





Best Friend Ever …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I have another new sample that I created with the August Paper Pumpkin kit … this is so fun and easy to use!  I used some of the window sheets to create a little shaker out of the note card and attached it to the base card.  I also showed the cute little envelope that comes with the kit.


Have you seen the August Paper Pumpkin kit yet?   Watch to see how fun and simple this kit is to put together.


 Here is the note card …


The September card kit will be on it’s way shortly … as a member of my Paper Pumpkin community,  I will share samples on my blog with you, and e-mail you additional samples for you eyes only.

It really is a super time to try out My Paper Pumpkin.  When you sign up by September 10th, you will get your first two months at 50% Off!  Try it … you can cancel anytime (but I’m not sure why you’d want to).  CLICK HERE  Use Promo Code HALFOFF2

Please feel free to ask me any questions … I’m here to help!

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Here are a few more samples from past kits!  As a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can purchase some of the past kits, and refills!  I love that … If there is a Paper Pumpkin kit that I fall in love with, I can by more to share with my friends (and I do) ask my hostesses … they all received the cute bag!









TRY IT … Take it for a test drive, two months at 50% Off when you sign up by September 10th.  If it’s not for you … you can cancel anytime (but I’m not sure why you’d want to).


Thanks for stopping by … I look forward to having you in my Paper Pumpkin community!

Have a fabulous day ~



Thanks times two …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Have you seen the August Paper Pumpkin kit yet?   Watch to see how fun and simple this kit is to put together.

I really like the die cuts and how the look over the striped patterned cardstock card bases.  I’m not comfortable in placing sequins (don’t know why I think it should be any different than pearls or rhinestones) but working with the Paper Pumpkin kit really gave me a bit more confidence, which is good because I ordered a couple packs!!

I also want to share my versions … the first not too different from the instructions


I did change up the note card a bit.  Yep … worked in that sequins!  It turned out so cute, I tucked it into an order.


I do want to remind you that now is a super time to try out My Paper Pumpkin.  When you sign up by September 10th, you will get your first two months at 50% Off!  Try it … you can cancel anytime (but I’m not sure why you’d want to).  CLICK HERE  Use Promo Code HALFOFF2

Please feel free to ask me any questions … I’m here to help!

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Thanks for popping in and stop back tomorrow to see what else you can do with this fun “pumpkin” kit!

Have a fabulous day ~


Simple Sympathy Cards …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I introduced you to the “Simply Fabulous” Simply Sent Card Kit.  As you know, the retirement list went live last Monday and many of the items are already SOLD OUT.  Wow … they go fast!  As far as I know, the items shared today are still available, however the “are” on the retiring list so if you love them, get them soon.


We all know it’s hard enough to come up with a card when your in a hurry, but even harder when you or someone you care about has just suffered the loss of a loved one.   It’s so hard for me at that time to create a card, so I took yesterday’s solution using the Simply Sent card kits for quick cards, and added to it …


I think this kit works beautifully for sympathy cards, and you can make up a couple of them right away so you won’t have to do it during that time of need.

I paired up the “Simply Fabulous” Simply Sent Card Kit with the “Thoughts and Prayers” stamp set.  I am happy to say that the Thoughts and Prayers is not on the retiring list.

I wanted to add some subtle color so I used the Pistachio Pudding both to back the lazer cut paper and the flowers.  The flowers were punched using the “Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack” – also on the retiring list.


I used the “Glue Dots” to attached the punched flowers.  The pretty little gems come in the card kit, as do the envelopes.  Click on the link below to view the kit.

Our card kits are beautiful they way they are, as you saw yesterday, or you can easily change them to any occasion you need.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.

Have a wonderful week ~



Fast and Furious … Masculine Card

Hello Ladies, Gentlemen and Stampin’ Friends!

A happy Friday to you all.  I am excited to announce that I’ve come up with another themed weekday … Fast and Furious Fridays.  Each Friday I will post a simple to make card that you can easily copy and reproduce at the speed of light.  Well… maybe not that fast, but fast.

My card share today is a masculine card.  So simple and most designer papers will fit the bill (except maybe flowers… those, not so much).  Today I used the Sweet Sorbet, which is a FREE item in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog.  It measures 4″ x 5-1/4″ … that will leave a nice border around the edge, exposing the Basic Black card base.


We women like our bling, but men … they like hardware, so I used the brads to create the effect that the greeting was bolted down.  I then added some straps – created with the Word Window punch, and bolted them down too!  You could give your brads a more rustic look by pounding them up a bit with a small hammer!


My “Happy Birthday” greeting is great for men or women and has that wonderful nostalgic look.  The stamp set is Perfectly Penned and can be found on page 95 of the big Stampin’ Up! catalog or you an click on the link below.

That’s it … I hope you enjoyed my first Fast and Furious Friday!  This doesn’t mean that I would have quick & easy cards on other days, but I’m reserving Friday for our fast and furious… you know the weekend is coming up and we want to get our cards done quick.

Thank you from dropping in today and …

Have an awesome weekend!


Here’s what you need to recreate this card … then another look at the card itself.

FYI … Sale-a-Bration will end March 31st.  Please let me know if you need any help with your Sale-a-bration order.

Again, have an awesome weekend.



Birthday Postage…

Hello Stampers ~

Yikes … I’m getting behind in my blogging duties!  lol

I’m a little excited about today’s post – I’ve been wanting to use the “Postage Due” stamp set for a long time.  Last night I finally sat down and began stamping.  Wow, how easy it was to make this card, all the collage work is done for you!

I decided to do a simple “Sponging” Technique using a of couple of colors and see what happened … I used “Pool Party” and “Wisteria Wonder”.  I was pleased with how nice they look together, and fit well with this design.


I just stamped the “Postage Due” image onto Whisper White with the Black StazOn and the began to sponge.  I started with the Pool Party, leaving the center white, and then added the Wisteria.  I also added some color to my punched additions using the sponges. 

It’s hard to see from the photo, but I stamped the background using VersaMark.

Here is a list of supplies I used to create this card:


Postage Due (W-128562 / C-126397)

Label Love (W-130619 / C-130622) Happy Birthday

En Francais (W-128562 / C-127790) Background stamp with VersaMark … hard to see on photo


Decorative Label (120907)

Artisan Label (130920) Coordinates with Label Love Stamp Set

Postage Stamp (122344)

CARDSTOCK:  Whisper White / Pool Party / Basic Black / Perfect Plum

MISCELLANEOUS:  Stampin’ Sponges (101610)

If you need any of the supplies used to create this card, just click the link below.

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Feel free to leave a comment… I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Enjoy the remainder of your weekend!

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