A Wonderful Journey …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I want to share with you another card from my Quick -n- Easy series focusing on the Designer Series Paper.  My card is a bit more sophisticated than the fun and bold birthday card you saw yesterday.

Nothing says sophistication like black and white, so I pulled out the “Back to Black” Designer Series Paper.  It’s like pulling out your favorite outfit from your closet!  I used it as my background and with one of the banners so you could see two different patterns.


I quickly made the banners using the “Banner Framelit Dies”, this is where I introduced the Mossy Meadow, one of the new 2014-16 In-colors.  I secured these to the top of the designer paper and topped it off with the beautiful Mossy Meadow Stitched Ribbon.  It’s so soft and ties beautifully.

To complete the card, I chose the new “World of Dreams” stamp set found on page 127.  This was on my wish list from the moment I opened the new catalog, it didn’t take long before it was in my stamp collection and I was a very happy stamper!

What a beautiful greeting … “Wishing you a wonderful journey through a world of dreams come true”.   The second greeting in the set is; “The best thing about a person like you is that you bring out the best in everyone”.  Perfect … perfect stamp set!

I stamped the saying in Black StazOn, then cut it out with the “Circle Framelit Dies”.  Lastly, I inked up the leaves in Mossy Meadow and “stamped off” onto scrap paper before stamping over my verse.  To create some dimension, I popped up the verse using the Stampin’ Dimensionals.


It is a very easy card to make and the use of the framelits make it quick and professional looking.

Now is a great time to purchase the designer papers … It’s buy 3, get 1 FREE.

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Thanks again for stopping by and following along with my Quick -n- Easy series.  I would love to know which one is your favorite?

Have a wonderful day ~



Monday can be Awesome!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

I hope you had an enjoyable holiday weekend.  Mine was somewhat quite … a bit of stampin’ and a bit of planning for upcoming events!  I need all my Hostesses to save the 28th of July so they can attend my Hostess Appreciation Party!  It’s going to be a good one.

My stampin’ was upon request.  I have been asked to share some quick -n- easy cards that showcase the designer paper, since that is our special of the month!  So for the next couple of days, I will do just that.  You asked for it, you got it!


You’ve seen samples created with the Park Lane and the Lullaby, so today I am introducing you to the Sweet Taffy … sounds yummy doesn’t it.  I definitely have a taste for this designer paper, I love the colors and the patterns are fun!


I’ve teamed up this hexagon pattern with Tempting Turquoise and Old Olive.  I used my markers to color the greeting so I could have a two-tone effect.

My “awesome” greeting comes from the stamp set “Big News” found on page 68 of the annual catalog.  This stamp set also contains greetings for brides, babies, and birthdays!!

I thought it would be fun to show you another button from the Vintage buttons I showed you yesterday.  Today I colored it with the Old Olive Blendabilities markers.  There is still one more style of button in the container!


I finished off the card by adding a bit of bling to highlight the button and greeting.  Who doesn’t have an awesome friend that deserves a bit of bling and a card to tell them how special they are.

Just a bit of coloring on the greeting and the button, along with some awesome designer paper and you have a quick and easy card.  Hope you enjoyed it.

Thank you for stopping in, come back tomorrow for another sample of a quick-n-easy DSP card.

Have an awesome day!




Color me Happy …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

There is so much to share with you today!  Let me start with the announcement I am most excited to share …

The wait is over!  Stampin’ Up! officially released one of our most exciting new products, Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers! These exclusive, alcohol-based marker sets come in a 3-pack of light, medium and dark shades (of the same color), and provide your projects a more saturated look with blended colors.


We recommend using Stampin’ Up! Whisper White Cardstock with your Stampin’ Up! Blendabilities, but choosing any one of our cardstocks will add a unique look to your project. And because traditional alcohol markers require a bit of training, Stampin’ Up! has developed a few videos to ensure that Blendabilities are easy-to-use for everyone!  You can visit www.youtube/com/user/stampinupvideo to view them.

You WILL WANT the Memento Black pad and Color Lifter! The Momento pad was created to work with alcohol markers and won’t smear.  Watch the video to learn more …

What Sets Them Apart:

  • The Stampin’ Up! rectangular barrel keeps your markers from rolling away!

  • Flat storage helps to maintain the life of each marker.

  • Each marker comes with a tip on each end: brush and fine.

  • Marker tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray.

  • Color coded caps.

  • Stampin’ Up! markers coordinate wonderfully with our cardstock, and can be used with transparent sheets.

Here’s a look at my very first card created with the Blendabilities markers …


Not bad, but I’ve learned much more about blending, and how nice they really work with just a bit of time.  If you love to sit back, relax and color … you will fall in love with these markers.

I will be hosting a special class, make sure your on my e-mail list so you get an invitation!



The new list of Weekly Deals are here … Just click on the product description for details on the item or to begin shopping.

Weekly Deals

Hope you enjoy this week’s Weekly Deals!

2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers Item # 131260
Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $11.21
Gold Sequin Trim Item # 132983
Regular Price: $4.95
Discounted Price: $3.71
Silver Fancy Foil Designer Vellum Item # 133364
Regular Price: $10.95
Discounted Price: $8.21
Label Bracket Punch Item # 132153
Regular Price: $15.95
Discounted Price: $11.96
7/8″ Circle Scallop Punch Item # 129404
Regular Price: $12.95
Discounted Price: $9.71
Neutrals Designer Buttons Item # 130031
Regular Price: $7.95
Discounted Price: $5.96
Silver Baker’S Twine Item # 132976
Regular Price: $3.50
Discounted Price: $2.63
Summer Home Digital Kit – Digital Download Item # 118464
Regular Price: $14.95
Discounted Price: $8.97


Have you been waiting for a great deal on Designer Series Paper? Well, wait no longer! When you purchase three Designer Series Paper Packs during the month of July, you’ll get one absolutely free. Don’t miss out on this chance to save money and stock up on beautifully designed paper!


You can CLICK HERE TO VIEW the Designer Series Papers!

Oh my … so much information today!  I will keep you in tune with the specials by sharing more samples and projects, and the links.

Stop back tomorrow … I will take you on a step -by- step guide to using the new markers.  I know you’ll love the finished card!