Sweet Talk Card Parade: Be My Valentine!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I am so excited to share all of these cards with you today … the cards turned out so cute and are all so different for being created with the same suite. I tried to showcase all of the products in the suite … I did good!

A simple card base and a 3″ x 3″ square with a 3-1/4″ x 3-1/4″ mat with a coordinating color behind it. Stamp on your greeting and your good to go. Remember, you can stamp those cute hearts instead of die cutting your designer paper … just do what works best for you!

My second card highlights the embossing folder and the hearts and Iridescent Rhinestones really say … Happy Valentines Day!

By popping up the embossed card stock, you not only add texture to your card but so much dimension, and that includes the playful layering of the hearts. Who wouldn’t want to get this little cutie!? It’s just full of love

The third card adds a bit more “bold” to our valentine cards … I pulled the red out of the designer paper pattern and added some black. Don’t you just love the gingham ribbon, so glad it carried over, it adds that nice pop without over taking the the hearts.

The hearts are stamped in Real Red and die cut so I could “pop” them up too! There is double the layers because I popped up the tags as well. This card wouldn’t have to be for Valentines at all … it’s a perfect way to say “I’m glad you’re in my life” to your friends (BFF!)

I’m so thrilled with the way all these cards turned out and so happy to share them with you. I hope they inspire you to create and send Valentines or cards filled with love for a friend (or your favorite sister)!

One last card for you … This is one of my favorites! I just love the way that the hearts are floating out of the little envelope.

Don’t forget … Sale-a-bration is in full swing and you will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item with the purchase of this suite … Add the Take Your Pick Tool and the mat and you’ll have enough for 2 FREE items or a Level 2 Sale-a-bration item. CLICK HERE TO VIEW CATALOG

Thank you for hanging out with me today, and I hope you are just as excited as I am for this new suite, and that I’ve inspired you to get back in your stamp room! Have fun 🙂

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤

Chalkboard Technique with a Twist!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I want to share a video with you where I demonstrate the Chalkboard technique. We’re going to re-visit this fun card / technique because it was created with hearts for Valentines.

Now … while the stamp set I used has discontinued, the techniques never do!! And you can easily substitute the Sweet Conversations stamp set that I have shared with you the past few day. The Heart Punches are still in the Annual Catalog so this card would be easy to replicate.

Grab a cup of coffee or tea and sit back and enjoy this fun technique … you’ll love the twist of “coloring” your hearts!

Just a note: The Winter Fest downtown is not this weekend (replay of video) HOWEVER … watch for an announcement telling you about my upcoming “J2J Mini Catalog Kick Off Party!!!

I’ve always liked the “Chalkboard” technique and don’t always remember to use it! I guess that happens to all of us! Sometimes we forget about all the cool techniques and fun folds when we start creating, so I invite you to find me on my YouTube Channel … CLICK HERE! There you will be able to find techniques, fun folds and more.

While you are are there, please give any videos you’ve enjoyed a “thumbs up” and SUBSCRIBE to my channel so you get notifications when a post a new video.

Thank you for hanging out today … Hope you head over to my YouTube Channel and check out some of your favorite techniques. Let me know if there is one you want to see but I haven’t done it yet, I will put it on my list of video’s to do!

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤

Bouquet of Valentine’s Wishes!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you having fun yet with the Sweet Talk Suite? Today I’d like to share another cute card that highlights the little envelope die and a stamp I wasn’t sure what to do with … but I like the way it looks on today’s card.

I was busy die cutting those sweet little hearts out of the designer paper so I thought I should put a few of them to use …

Now how cute is a bouquet of balloons … I mean hearts! I just put a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back of the heart and then stuck the bakers twine to the dimensional. Once I had all my twine on the hearts, I needed something to “tie them down” … so I pulled out the envelope die and cut it out from one of the designer paper patterns.

I added a few more die cut hearts and attached them directly to the card front…. but I did have to dazzle it up with some Wink of Stella.

A little bling bling on the largest heart comes from the Iridescent Rhinestones. This card design just comes to life with the texture and dimension on this card.

I still thought the bottom portion of the card was a bit … bare! That is when I pulled out the stamp with the lines and stamped it on each side of the envelope. It adds a nice touch to the card and you get to see how this can be used.

The card front was adhered to the Blushing Bride card stock. You can finish off your card by adding your “greeting to the inside and stamping a heart next to it. Cards don’t have to be hard to make to be cute or pretty.

Thank you for stopping in today … Are you lovin’ this suite yet? We’re only one month away to St. Valentine’s Day

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤

Sweet Conversations Tutorial

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to highlight the Sweet Conversations Bundle from the Sweet Talk Suite that I have been highlighting the past few days … My intention is to show your how many different looks you can create with this cute suite.

This card features the same pattern I used last night, but Connie stamped the X’s & O’s to her window card … its sooo cute!


  • Card Base:  Thick Basic White c/s – 4-1/4 x 9, scored
  • Cardstock #2:  Real Red c/s – 2-1/4 x 5-1/2 and scrap
  • Cardstock #3:  Basic White c/s – 2 x 5-1/4
  • Cardstock #4:  Blushing Bride – scrap
  • Sweet Hearts DSP:  TWO of same pattern –  1-1/2 x 4


  • Score 4-1/4 x 9 Thick Basic White c/s at 1-3/4 and 7-1/4, press in score lines.
  • Add 1-1/2 x 4 pieces of Sweet Talk DSP to front of flaps.
  • Evenly space and stamp XO on 2 x 5-1/4 piece of Basic White c/s at top and bottom with Real Red Ink and in the middle with Blushing Bride Ink (reversed to OX).
  • Adhere stamped Basic White panel to Real Red layer.
  • Wrap 6” Real Red Faux Linen Ribbon around between second and third XO and tie a knot.
  • Adhere the stamped panel to the top flap ONLY towards the left with Tear & Tape.
  • Cut 4 small hearts with Sweet Heart Dies from Real Red cardstock.  Add three to center of “O”s with Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Are you falling in love with this suite yet? Don’t just think “Valentines” because this set could also be used for weddings, anniversaries, and babies!! How sweet is that.

Don’t forget … Sale-a-bration has begun and you will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item with a qualifying purchase.

Thank you for hanging out with me today, and I hope you are just as excited as I am for this new suite!

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤

Sweet Talk for Valentines

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’m going to highlight the Sweet Talk Suite … You can get everything you need to create easy valentines with the Sweet Talk Suite Collection. With these products, you can also make cute tags, cards, and treat boxes. Let’s start the fun off with the video ….

The Sweet Conversations Bundle includes the Sweet Conversations Stamp Set and the Sweet Hearts Dies. The hearts in these products make it so easy to create unique valentines. You can also use them to create love notes throughout the year.

Conversations will be cuter than ever with the Sweet Conversations Stamp Set. This fun, valentine-themed set includes a variety of hearts—including conversation hearts—that can be used on valentines and with other love-themed projects. It also includes circles, stripes, and a tag, all things that make this set even more versatile.

It’s an explosion of hearts in the Sweet Hearts Dies. But that’s not all. In addition to the hearts, this set of dies include banners, a box, and a tag. Use them to make easy valentines, little love notes, and tiny treat boxes. You’ll love seeing what you can create.

There are infinite ways to express love, and we wanted to ensure the Sweet Talk 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper offered a variety of patterns that will allow you to create your own expression. Many of the patterns feature hearts (of course!), but you’ll also find versatile patterns such as stripes and polka dots that can be used any time for any occasion.

Don’t forget … Sale-a-bration has begun and you will receive a FREE Sale-a-bration item with a qualifying purchase.

If you’d like to see me demonstrate and share some fun Valentine projects … then join me tonight for my FACEBOOK LIVE as I highlight this cute suite.

Thank you for hanging out with me today, and I hope you are just as excited as I am for this new suite, see you tonight!

Have a wonderful day ~

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST … If you liked the products used in today’s projects, I have links for you below. Just click on the item you would like more information on, or to begin your shopping. It will take you directly to my website. Thank you ❤

I “Heart” You …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I have that cute card I promised you!!  I ❤ my Stampin’ Up! job and I ❤ this bundle.  I just had to share a least one more card with you from the Meant to Be bundle.

Did you know that the Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies actually coordinate with the All My Love Designer Series paper … and the pretty flower hearts (2 sizes) can be cut with the dies.

Today’s card features the die cut heart … 

Oh my, my … isn’t this cute!! I love the floral heart with the Highland Heather Gingham Gala 6″ X 6″ Designer Series Paper.  I ❤ you! The “I” was die cut from the Large Letters Framelits Dies and “YOU” comes from the Celebrate You Thinlit Dies which were from our Sale-a-Bration catalog last year!

This year you can get the pretty Organdy Ribbon for Free… 5 bolts of ribbon: Highland Heather, Balmy Blue, Daffodil Delight, Grapefruit Grove and Lemon Lime and its on todays card. Isn’t it amazing what a little ribbon can do to a card?

I hope you enjoyed todays card, and I thank you for stopping back today.

Have a great day ~


Happy New Year! Happy Hearts!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Are you ready to take our “Meant to Be” stamp set to the next level?  Let’s start with the coordinating “Be Mine” Framelits and kick of the New Year in style!!

Today I have chosen yet another heart from our stamp set (so many different styles of hearts) and pair it with a pretty little heart die that will add that certain touch to your card …

Our color pallet today includes the Whisper White and the Flirty Flamingo which truly highlights this small heart pattern from the “All My Love” Designer Series paper.  The base is in Whisper White and the Flirty Flamingo somewhat mats the designer paper … the edge was cut with one of the dies included in the bundle.

Once the hearts were stamped using the Flirty Flamingo, they were die cut with one of the heart dies in the bundle.  Isn’t it pretty … I love the stitched area around the stamping and then the frilly ruffled edge.

The cute little hearts (that look like candy) are popped up onto a piece of Flirty Flamingo that was cut with the brand new Rectangle Stitched Framelits!  Wooo hooo …. been waiting for the rectangle and lovin’ the stitched edge.  🙂  The rectangle piece has also been popped up with our dimensionals to create depth and dimension on our card.

The card was completed with a small banner and a delicate little greeting announcing our love.  This card too is on the “simple” side in regards to assembly but fits with those of us who seem to “have” or “want” it all!

Thank you very much for spending your New Years Day with me!! I wish you and your family a wonderful new year filled with love, happiness and whatever you desire… including stamping! lol

Have a great day ~




Simply Sunday: Hello Love

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m back today with a simple Valentine card … or just an I love you card. I kept with the traditional red and white for my color pallet, which is what our “Sending Love” Designer Series paper pack contains.

I picked the pattern with the little dots that connect the hearts. With that thought I wanted to use the Stitched Shapes Framelits (they are now available again for purchase)  I used the oval shapes to create a focal point… my greeting.


My greeting comes from the stamp set “Sealed with Love”. If you love this stamp set, consider the bundle and save 10% and enjoy the cute die cuts that are included.

I needed something a little different that had the Valentine look so I chose the “Sending Love Embellishments” … the wood embellishments add such a cute touch and a totally different color – natural. I used a Sharpie™ to color my Rhinestones and then placed them in the center of the flowers.


Cute -n- simple that’s all it takes to let someone know you love them.  The little heart that is stamped on the inside has the same pattern as our wooden heart.

Thanks for taking time on your Sunday to stop by.

Just want to say on more thing … GO PACKERS!!!

Have a wonderful day !

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Love You Friend …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner what better bundle from the Occasions catalog than the “Bloomin’ Love” bundle. Today’s card focuses more on the stamp set, but you’ll soon see another fab card done with the Thinlit Dies…. what an awesome combination!

I wanted the basic “red & black” on this card – with a pop of white as my focal point. Of course the beautiful heart is stamped in the Real Red and centered on my card. That layered piece was popped up with the Stampin’ Dimensionals.


The “LOVE YOU” stamp is included in this 16 piece stamp set… and I used it on my banner. My banner was anchored with the “Basic Metal Buttons” in silver, a piece of red cardstock punched from the Owl Builder Punch (his eye) and topped off with a Rhinestone!

I didn’t forget to stamp my inside as I made the card for some special friends …



I borrowed a stamp from another great stamp set that works great for Valentine’s day, Mothers Day and so much more.

If you look closely … you will see that I have textured the background. I chose the “Lovely Lace” because I thought that it went well with the flowers in the heart.  You could also use the “Happy Heart” embossing folder … either of them look wonderful.


I hope today’s card inspires you to pull out your supplies and stamp a few Valentines cards … if you need supplies, I have a list of those used on today’s card.

Thanks for stopping by ~

Have a wonderful day.





Love you always!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I would love to share with you the cute card that I made using some of the Weekly Deals. If you would like to see them again CLICK HERE.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and I think our “Hearts Border Punch” and “Something to Say” stamp sets are a great combination to have around! Let’s not forget the Envelope Paper … I’ve combined them all for today’s post  …


This card is dedicated to our dear friend Alice … We loved stamping with you, your sense of humor, and your wit. You will be deeply missed, and we know there is a special angel watching over us ❤

I started with the Envelope paper because it would help determine my color pallet … I chose the “Watermelon Wonder” for my card. At this point I pulled out the “Envelope Punch Board” because I not only used the paper for my card but created a matching envelope. How fun is that!

Next I punched a strip of hearts with the “Hearts Border” punch and decided to put a strip of “Dazzling Diamonds” Glimmer paper behind it … gotta love that sparkle!

With so many greeting types in the “Something to Say” you think it would have been hard to chose from, but I was focusing on Valentine’s so the “love you always” was easy. It has a coordinating stamp “big ways, small ways” that I stamped on the inside of my card.


The little heart also comes in the “Something to Say” stamp set and I stamped that on the front greeting and on the inside of my card. On the front I added “Crystal Effects” to my heart and then sprinkled it with some “Dazzling Diamonds” while it was still wet … LOVE that effect!!

I finished off my card with a simple bow made from the 1/4″ White Cotton Ribbon. It’s so easy to use and I keep plenty on hand because it goes with everything!


Now you can see why I love our Weekly Deals this time (well, to be honest … they’re always good!)

Thank you for joining me today … I love the company!

We’re fighting some mighty cold weather here in Wisconsin … so stay warm! If you’re in one of those nice warm states … send some our way. Thanks again.


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Hugs, Kisses & Valentine Wishes …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

This weekend I shared with you our January Paper Pumpkin and an alternative project you can make with the kit. So what happens when you use up all the contents of your kit? Well … one of the best things about the kit is the stamps!! You can use them over & over & over!

Today’s card is using the stamps and fun stuff you have in your stamp room. Let’s begin with the “Red Glimmer paper”, left over from Christmas and our “Stacked with Love” designer paper that we used earlier this month.


I picked the XOXOXO paper because of the greeting I was using from the kit, and the Basic Black cardstock was the obvious choice for the base. It ties in beautifully with the designer paper and really makes our red glimmer paper pop.

I wanted to use the “Postage Stamp” punch because I thought it would be “fun” when “sending” hugs & kisses. I trimmed the center out of the glimmer paper that is behind the designer paper and used it to back my postage stamp.

I punched the center of the postage stamp so you could see more of the glimmer paper and it’s cute!


I took my left over designer paper and added it to the inside along with the hearts … stamped in red, from the kit. This picture also gives you a great shot of how I “popped up” the postage stamp punch and greeting.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card … remember, just because the rest of the items in the kit have been used, doesn’t mean you have nothing left to play with! Your stamps will last forever 🙂

Hugs & Kisses to my Granddaughter Cassie and sister Ruthie … today is their birthday! Love you both

Thanks for coming by and …

Have a marvelous Monday!


Lovin’ that Valentine Designer Paper!

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’m going to share another Valentine Card with you. I figured since I had all my supplies on the table yet, I could show you another way to use them!

If you are like me ….  you have a hard time throwing those left over pieces of cardstock and designer paper away!  Well thank goodness you didn’t, because look at what you can do with leftovers!


I cut yesterday’s scrap pieces down into 1-1/2″ squares and arranged them on a piece of black cardstock. WOW … how simple can you get! I added a heart, punched out of the Silver Glimmer paper and topped it off with a cute little bow made out of the Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine.

Our greeting comes from the “Hello Life” stamp set that I used yesterday. I really like this stamp set. When you look at it in the catalog, just be aware the the pictures on the right side are only shown at 50%, the real size is what you see on my card and I think is a perfect size!!


As you can see from this peek inside the card that I used a few more left over pieces to embellish the inside. Nothing wrong with showin’ some more love.

Thank you for checking out my blog today … I hope you enjoyed the card.

Have a great day … it’s almost Friday!


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I Love You Valentine …

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I have the Valentine card as promised. A sweet and simple card that gets right to the point “I Freakin’ Love You”. The sentiment comes from our Yippee Skippee stamp set found in the main catalog … click on the right side of the screen directly on the catalog to view it.


Our sweet little hearts come from the Hello Life stamp set in the new Occasions catalog. I really love this stamp set because it can be used for so many occasions. I chose the polka dot heart to coordinate with the polka dots in our designer paper. The designer paper comes from the “Stacked with Love” paper stack on page 5 of the Occasions Catalog.

I masked the red heart and stamped the simple outlined heart so it appears to be behind the red. I then added a touch of glitter into it.

Thanks for stopping back today.

Have a wonderful Wednesday ~





Sweetly said with love …

Hello Friends,

Today I’d like to share with you a few card samples that come from Jen our concept artist. She is using one of my favorite new stamp sets “Hello Life” that can be found in the Occasions Catalog.

The first is simple but so adorable, and is created by repeatedly stamping the twin hearts across the note card. I will admit … I really love the script greetings!



The next is a shaker card … who doesn’t love those little hearts floating inside the big heart.  To create the striped background, she masked horizontal stripes using washi tape, then spritzed using Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill and the Stampin’ Spritzer.



On the final card she paired Real Red and Blushing Bride on the Crumb Cake note card, which highlights those cute hearts in the stamp set so sweetly.



Happy Valentines can be said simply yet sweetly and these cards are definitely proof of that. You know what they say … sometimes, less is more!

Thanks for stopping by.

Have a wonderful Sunday … and I must say “GO PACK GO”!




Simply Saturday … Valentine

Hello my Stampin’ Friends,

Holy cow … I’m a bit late with my post today!  Got caught up in the Winter Olympics and then in my stampin’ room creating.  Funny how time flies … one minute it’s 9:30 in the morning the next it’s almost 2 in the afternoon!  On that note, let’s get on to the card share.

This Saturday share is simple and easy to make.  Sometimes we get so bogged down with trying to make impressive cards that we forget that sometimes simplicity is pretty!


I wanted to make one more Valentine’s card for you …. it’s less than a week away, so I simply layered the beautiful Fancy Foil Designer Vellum in Silver over Real Red mat.  My base is Whisper White.  Then I added a bow using the Real Red Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon.

Next step was to choose a greeting… I pulled “Happy Together” from the “A Dozen Thoughts” stamp set.  I wanted to add a little flair to the greeting, so I turned it into a banner.  A simple heart punched out of the Red Glimmer paper was added to finish off the card.


Just think of all the wonderful cards you could make using this layout and some designer series paper!

Have a wonderful Saturday and I’ll see you tomorrow.


Here is a list of supplies used for today’s card …






 A Dozen Thoughts – WOOD



 A Dozen Thoughts – CLEAR



 Fancy Foil Designer Vellum – Silver



 Small Heart Punch



 Red Glimmer Paper



 Real Red ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Clicking on the item number will link you to my on-line store.