My favorite new product …

Hello Stampin’ friends!

When I got my hands on the New 2013-14 Idea Book & Catalog, I knew right away what I had to have!  For those of you who come to my annual Kick-Off party, you know I have a “My Favorite Stamp Set Contest” … and I still will, but I couldn’t wait to share this product with you!

The BIGSHOT … just like the Lone Ranger, now has a side kick you can’t be without!  Meet Tonto!

The new Stampin’ Up! Magnetic Platform for Framelits & Edgelits (130658)

No more post-it notes since the magnet easily holds them in place!  I can’t wait to get my hands on it, because you all know… I love my framelits!


Watch the video from Stampin’ Up! to see how easy it really works!

Now, you’ll need a cute idea to use with the new magnetic platform, here is a beautiful card that I received from one of my Star’s members Brenda Morateck!  I just love the neutral color pallet on this card, it works well with the “COLLAGE” Technique she used.


The “Secret Garden” stamp set (page 94)  and coordinating framelits (page 187) were used to create this card.  Some of you will recognize the greeting as coming from the awesome stamp set “Lacy & Lovely” on page 117.

Hope you enjoyed today’s post, and my “Lone Ranger” reference …  
                                               You know I’ll be going to see Johnny Depp as Tonto!

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So Kind of You …

Hello Stampers ~

Today I am sharing a simply beautiful card created with the “By the Tide” stamp set from the Spring Catalog.

shell card

I am excited to say that this versatile stamp set will carry over into the NEW 2013-14 Idea Book and Catalog!

I love to layer white on white, it sets up the card with a great foundation.  Don’t forget to give the first layer of white a “lift” by using stampin’ dimensionals… they are definitely a necessity in any stampin’ kit!

The combination of a simple greeting “so kind of you” from the “Sweet Essentials” stamp set with the single shell from the “By the Tide” stamp set created this beautiful card.


The addition of texture to the card using the “Houndstooth Folder” really sets off the accent of the Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon.  As you can see, I only partially embossed the card to create a more dramatic effect.

Every now and then we all look for an easy to make, yet beautiful card.  I hope this fulfilled that need for you.

If you enjoyed this card, please leave a comment.  I’d love to hear from you!

Happy Stampin’



Hello Stampers ~

Today I’m sharing a quick and easy card made with the “Pleasant Poppies” stamp set (found in the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book & Catalog).

Pleasant Poppies

The technique used for this card is a “spotlighting” technique.  Begin simply by stamping the image onto Whisper White cardstock.  Then with VersaMark™ stamp the same image onto black cardstock… emboss.  I used the “Tangerine Tango” embossing Powder.

Next, punch out your embossed poppies and layer them over the stamped one on the Whisper White.

close-up poppies

Although this is a birthday card, I think it is quite fitting as today is Memorial Day.  A special day set aside to remember, honor and thank those who have fought for our freedoms.

I hope you are enjoying this holiday weekend… and don’t forget to thank a veteran.

God Bless,