You’ll Always Be My Friend Card ….

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weather we’re having. With windows open and sun shining in, I created a simple but elegant card using the “A Little Lace” bundle. Today’s card is Monochromatic … I’m using the the beautiful “gem tone” Pretty Peacock color.

Since I keep it simple on Sundays I pulled out my tin of Laser-cut cards. You will find these on page 91 of the annual catalog, and on the retirement list 😦  NOW… 20% Off!!  Although these are in the Bird Ballad suite … I’ve been using them with many different styles of stamp sets. What a perfect gift … purchase the tin, make up the 12 cards (envelopes included) and tuck them back into the beautiful tin, add a bow and give to someone that you want to show your love and gratitude!

I begin with my Laser-cut card base and add a 5-3/8″ x 4-1/8″ of Pretty Peacock cardstock and attach it to the back of the laser cut design. I use the Tombo Liquid Glue so that is can be easily moved into position and there’s not adhesive hanging off the open edges.

On a 2-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ piece of Very Vanilla cardstock, I stamp my floral image in Pretty Peacock.  I use a Sponge Dauber to swirl some extra ink on the center of the flowers. Then I used the Wink of Stella to add some shimmer to the card.  Because Wink of Stella is a “wet” medium, it will re-moisten your ink and pull it into the rest of the flower, so I always start from the center of the flower and move the brush towards the tip of the petal … this gives a soft color to the tips. The Pretty Peacock mat is 2-7/8″ x 3-5/8″ and is attached to the back of your greeting.

On a scrap piece of Very Vanilla, I stamped the greeting with Pretty Peacock and punched it out with the 1-3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (also retiring) and punched a Pretty Peacock mat with the 1-1/2″ Circle punch … not retiring!!! The greeting is attached to the floral piece and then they are both popped up using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I then embellished the front of the card using the Clear Faceted Gems and Rhinestones!

If you liked today’s, here is a list of ingredients I used …

Thank you for taking time out of your Sunday to visit with me. I have another card from the A Little Lace to share with you tomorrow too.

Stay safe and healthy and have a wonderful day ~

Easy Peasy Celebrations!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well … we made it through Monday, almost … before this “NASTY” storm came blowing through. Holy cow … wind & snow and up to 3 – 5 inches. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!  Time to go back to the stamp room!!

So … what did you think about yesterday’s “Coloring on Foils”? Cool, right! It’s so pretty, it was sitting on the shelf and when I walked past it I thought, oh … that would make a cute Easter card!!

Today, I have an easy peasy card for you …

Oh yes, another card with the Picture Perfect Designer Series paper and the Celebrate You (Sale-a-bration item). This time I used the pattern with the cute bows! I love the Lemon Lime Twist and the fact that it has a coordinating ribbon that I can make into a banner just makes me happy!! It’s the little things you know 🙂

You will also notice another little favorite of mine, the Myths and Magic Washi Tape! I also made that a banner and both coordinate with the bows on the paper. Give that card a little twist so the light hits it and ….

the washi tape comes alive!! The stars shine and it really makes the “celebrate” sparkle. I just love this look, are you with me?? So simple, and easy to make but you know this card will put a sparkle in their eyes.  Win – Win!

So glad you came to visit my blog today. Hope you’re not in this storms pass, if so … it’s a great time to make some quick cards.

Have an awesome day ~



March Madness: Card #2

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have Card #2 of my March Madness: Sale-a-bration Celebration! I also have some important updates to share with you concerning the Sale-a-bration gifts. Stampin’ Up! has added some new items, that is exciting, however … two of the previously released items have so to speak “sold out”. The supplies have been depleted and are no longer available.  (See Below)

Today’s card is featuring the beautiful “Floral Boutique” Designer Series paper and the “Stitched Shapes Framelits” dies, and one of my favorite techniques “Dazzling Diamond Dust”. The card is easy to make and can be done in a variety of Designer Papers and greetings!

Remember … you will get step by step instructions and the card dimensions when you choose this card and a qualifying purchase.


Sale-A-Bration has flown by! Times flies when you’re having fun, though, right? Only a few days are remaining during Sale-A-Bration— the year’s biggest promotion. We have added additional products for you to earn and enjoy. Don’t forget you have until March 31 to earn free the products.

* Please note, to receive one of the Sale-A-Bration final day’s products for free, you will need to use the item code noted below and not the regular item code.

Item Number Description
147361 2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock
147365 Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363 Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364 Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362 Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360 Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356 Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Thank you so much for stopping by. Please let me know if you have ANY questions on the March Madness promotion (this promotion is only available thru me, Linda Schnabel) or the new products Stampin’ Up! has added to your Sale-a-bration items.

The sun is shining … Have a wonderful day!





Forever Friends …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is a cute -n- simple card created with the Floral Affection Embossing Folder and the “Better Together stamp set, choosing the “forever friends” stamp.

The color pallet for this card is Crumb Cake and Early Espresso. 


The flower we used for this card has been discontinued but many of my club stampers have this one, so I decided to us it. Miss all the little flower punches!

Each little flower is embellished with one of our Pearls – it adds such a nice touch.

Monday’s can be tough so we’re keepin’ it simple and wishing you a simple and joyful day.

Thanks for stopping by ~




Simply Sunday: Botanical Birthday

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m here today with a pretty and simple card that made a big hit at our Annual Spring Stamping Retreat. Sometimes less is more, and still makes a big statement …


Today it’s a Birthday Card, created with the Exclusive Hostess Stamp set; Happy Birthday Everyone. As a hostess stamp set … it will be retiring and gone for good at the end of May.  In fact, everything except the Mint Macaroon cardstock and inks are retiring.

Our greeting is stamped in Mint Macaroon and complimented with Cajun Craze. The colors were picked from the designer paper; Botanical Gardens. Mint Macaroon was also used for the base of our card and a banner along with a Cajun Craze banner.


The banners were spotlighted with the pretty “Botanical Gardens Jewels” … so pretty and really adds a nice touch to the card. The entire greeting was raised with Stampin’ Dimensionals to add a bit of dimension to the card.

Sweet and Simple … this describes our card to a tee!

Thank you for joining me on this Sunday ~

Have a beautiful day!