ThrowBack Thursday: Blooming Birthday

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I would like to share a post from August of 2014 … It’s still as relevant as it was two years ago. This is a sweet and simple birthday card that will bring a smile to anyone who receives it.  I used the new “Flower Patch” stamp set!  This is one of our Photopolymer sets, and makes the two-step stamping super simple because of the clear images.

I have a video for you to view that highlights the “Flower Patch” stamp set …

My card base color is the new In-Color Mossy Meadow along with the Whisper White which truly highlights to ink colors we will be using on our card.

The flower was created by stamping our largest image first, in the lightest color: Crisp Cantaloupe.  I then layers the Calypso Coral next, and completed the flower with the Cajun Craze… and topped it off with a pearl.


STAMPIN’ TIP:  The leaves were added behind the flower by creating a mask.  Stamp the largest flower image on a piece of scrap paper and cut it out.  I always cut inside the line.  Then place it over the flower and stamp your leaves … it gives the appearance they are behind the flower!

It’s been a while since I’ve used a two-step stamping set and forgot how fast you can create a beautifully layered, colorful card.  I added the Daffodil Delight flowers in the background to create another pop of color.

There is no longer a bundle available as this was an earlier post.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card and video!

Happy Birthday ~



My April Birthday Special …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

On Wednesday I told you that we were going to celebrate my birthday month with stampin’ events and specials … well, I’m working on securing a location for a “Birthday Bash” stampin’ event so watch for that.

As for My April Birthday Special … my gift to you is; I’LL PAY YOUR TAXES on all stampin’ orders through me and/or my website in April 2015! If your local, I will take care of you when you order, if your outside my area but within the US, I will send you, your refund directly! Don’t you just LOVE April!!

For today’s card share, I thought I would focus on this weeks weekly deals. If you love the Bigshot and it’s cutting accessories … this is your week!

Weekly Deals

We hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals! If you don’t see a sample, it either means I haven’t used it yet, or it’s coming in the mail~

File Tabs File Tabs Edgelits Die Item # 133729
Regular Price: $10.95
Discounted Price: $8.21
Fun Frames Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 133727
Regular Price: $8.95
Discounted Price: $6.71
SS_JustForYouBannerCard_LG Hearts A Flutter Framelits Die Item # 130159
Regular Price: $24.95
Discounted Price: $18.71
000_1686 Big Shot Magnetic Platform Item # 130658
Regular Price: $39.95
Discounted Price: $29.96
000_1364 Squares Collection Framelits Die Item # 130921
Regular Price: $26.95
Discounted Price: $20.21
Demoheader_BS_Demo_8.1-8.31.2014_NA_EU_SP Chalk Talk Framelits Die Item # 129983
Regular Price: $24.95
Discounted Price: $18.71
000_0980 Word Bubbles Framelits Die Item # 132968
Regular Price: $24.95
Discounted Price: $18.71

If you would like to see more details about any of this weeks deals, just click on the items description.

Our “Spotlight” card for today is the Just for You Banner Card


  1. Run a piece of Pool Party Cardstock (3″ x 5-1/2″) through the Big Shot using the Honeycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.
  2. Gently rub the Whisper White Craft Pad over the embossed cardstock; this will highlight the hexagon background. Adhere the piece to the 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  3. Stamp the two hearts and the flag on Whisper White Cardstock and the scalloped tag in Whisper White ink on the Primrose Petals Cardstock and cut them out using the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies. Use the same set of dies to cut out the Pink Pirouette tag.
  4. Stamp “just for you” in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White Cardstock and cut out a small tag piece.
  5. Punch small holes on both top corners of each banner piece. Thread the three pieces together using Whisper White Baker’s twine, tie knots on the ends of the twine, and adhere the banner to the card.
  6. Adhere the hearts and the “just for you” tag to the banner using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Tie Whisper White Baker’s Twine in a bow around the heart piece from the Elements Cute Clips and attach the clip to the banner.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post, thanks for stopping by.

Have a great day ~





Fun … New … Stampin’ Up! Videos

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share some great videos that Stampin’ Up! has just released on their YouTube Channel. Why am I sharing these? Well, the first one covers the “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer paper that I have posted for the past two days, along with the newest of our Sale-a-bration papers; the Sheer Perfection Vellum (I’m waiting for mine to come, should be here today!)

We all love learning new techniques, so grab a cup of coffee, sit back and relax & enjoy the Coloring Techniques – Sale-a-Bration Papers …

The next video is a recently released Sale-a-bration item; For Being You Stamp set. I have showcased this in past posts. Enjoy the Watercolor Wash Technique ….


And last but not least is the “A Happy Thing” stamp set. I’m showing you this one because it is one that I do not have so I thought you might find the video … Watercoloring with Blender Pens

There are only 8 more days of our Sale-a-bration period, I don’t want you to miss out! Please let me know if you have any questions, or need my help in any way. You can contact me @

Thanks for stopping by and checking out the videos.

Have a wonderful Monday ~


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

CLICK HERE TO PLACE YOUR ORDER in my online store anytime, or click any of the photos below to go right to that item online.

Guest Stamper: Brenda M

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share with you a card I received from one of my downline members, Brenda! We had a team meeting last night, and of coarse we stamp and swap … so there will be more beautiful samples I will be sharing with you.

Brenda’s card is a celebration of Sale-a-bration! Her card showcases some of the fabulous items you can get free with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-bration …. and we have less than 2 weeks : (   to get all the freebies we need!


Let’s begin with the stunning background piece Brenda created with the “Irresistibly Yours” Specialty Designer series paper. These come white with a glossy white pattern so you can color using a variety of techniques! Brenda created her’s by simply sponging the colors onto the paper and then wiping off any excess…. it really is stunning!

The beautiful butterfly and the flower come from a Sale-a-bration stamp set that was added to the already hefty list of freebies! This is the “Nature’s Perfection” stamp set…


And last by definitely not least is the “Simply Wonderful” stamp set Brenda used for her greeting. I love this stamp set, it has wonderful “useful” greetings with nice fonts … aren’t we always looking for new and more greetings!



I hope you enjoyed Brenda’s card as much as everyone in our Star’s group did!  I will have more of our swaps to share in the upcoming week.

Be sure to stop back tomorrow for my “Simply Sunday” … I will also be featuring the “Irresistibly Yours” paper and the “Simply Wonderful” stamp set!

Thanks so much for stopping by …

Have a wonderful Saturday!


Spring Card Samples …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope your enjoying your weekend.  Just wanted to send a quick card share today … My apologies for going AWOL, I have been working hard in my Stampin’ Studio for my 2 upcoming Spring Retreats! 

Today’s cards can also be found on My Stampin’ Up! Website (click to view) … I have many of my samples (Old and New) and some great samples from Stampin’ Up! as well.

Thanks Tag Card by Stampin’ Up!


Smile Butterfly Card by Stampin’ Up!



Thank You so much from coming back to visit me … I’ll be back tomorrow with a great spring card.

Enjoy the sunshine …




Simply Sunday … Love is Kindness

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Hope you are enjoying your weekend. I’ve been so busy I never even got to step outside yesterday, but I noticed that the snow was melting … YAY!!!  Better yet, I hear there is a warming trend our way. I don’t know about you, but I am ready for spring!

On that note, I can’t wait to share today’s card with you. First time on my blog … the “Love is Kindness” stamp set. And what says spring better than tulips!! I stamped the image with the Momento ink pad and chose the “Daffodil Delight” Blendabilities to color them.


Yellow hues always give you that warm fuzzy feeling. The greens are the “Old Olive” blendabilities, and I used the “Smoky Slate” blendabilities to soften the black on the newspaper. My base card is Basic Gray, again to soften the look of the card instead of the boldness of our Basic Black.

I embossed the Daffodil Delight cardstock with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder for a touch of texture and popped up the flower portion to give it dimension.



Just for fun … I added one of the buttons from the “Best Year Ever Accessory Pack”… it is one of the FREE items from our Sale-a-bration Catalog.

Thank you for joining me for today’s post, I appreciate you spending a bit of your Sunday with me.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …


Simply Sunday … Sending Good Wishes

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I’m so excited to share my first card made with our newest photopolymer stamp set … “Loving Amazing You”. This great new set is just what you need to spread happiness to all. Its so versatile, you’ll find yourself using it over and over again. Recommended clear block sizes are A, B, C (not included in the set).


I wanted to create a simple, beautiful card … I love feather and all the greetings. I will definitely be sharing more from this stamp set with you.


I stamped the feather with the VersaMark™ pad and embossed with clear embossing powder. I then sponged “Coastal Cabana” ink over the feathers and also used it for my greeting.

Just a pop of the Coastal Cabana between the two white pieces helps tie it all together. This card could be done in numerous different colors … pick your favorite!

There is a little texture created by embossing but I wanted to add some dimension to the card to I popped up the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals. That is it … simple, yet beautiful.


Thank you for visiting my blog today.

Have a simply beautiful day ~