Friday, August 30, 2013

New Bundle and Best of 25

For a limited time you can purchase the Bitty Butterfly punch and the stamp set, Papillion Potpurri together and save 15%. Several weeks ago I showed this card which uses Papillion Potpurri! I didn't use the Bitty punch but the Elegant Butterfly punch.  The Bitty Punch was used on the inside of the card.  If you would like to see the flyer enlarged, just click on it.

The Best of 25 Stamp set for September is now available!  Click on the flyer to see it enlarged.
This set will be on my next order.  My two favorites are the leaf and the bucket of apples!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


If you would like to order any of these products or just window shop, you can go to my online store HERE.

Monday, August 26, 2013

You Made My Day

Today I have a card that I made using our Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape.  It is so easy to make a cute and quick card with this embellishment! I stamped a flower from the set Flower Shop and punched it out with our matching Pansy Punch.  I added several rhinestones to the middle to bling it up. My sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts, a set that I am in love with.
A Dozen Thoughts       Wood #131056    $26.95              Clear #131059  $18.95

Thank you for stopping by!


You can order the products to make my card HERE at my Stampin' Up! online store.  Any questions, just ask!

Stamps:  A Dozen Thoughts, Flower Shop
Paper:  Whisper White
Ink:  Melon Mambo
Accessories:  Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape, Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools:  Pansy Punch

Friday, August 23, 2013

Hey There Friend

A quick post today!  My card was inspired by a beautiful one I saw by Selene Kempton.  I loved the colors she used and this new Maple Leaf stamp and knew I wanted to make one!  I will post the supplies information later today!

Thanks for stopping by!


Stamps:  Magnificent Maple (Holiday Catalog), sentiment (My Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit)
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pacific Point
Paper:  Whisper White, Pacific Point
Tools:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Polka Dot Pieces

I found the idea for this card on Sam Donald's website.  She is also a Stampin' Up! demo but she is located in the UK.   This card makes me smile because it is so bright and cheery.  It is somewhat hard to see in my photos, but can you tell the difference between the two cards, besides the sentiment?

The base of one card is Whisper White and the other one is Melon Mambo. It is a little bit easier to see the difference in the picture of them side by side. 

The pretty polka dot paper is from the Brights Designer Series Paper Stack.  It is 12x12 paper in all 10 colors in the Brights collection. My flower comes from the set Polka Dot Pieces.  I stamped the large flower image once and punched it out with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle punch.  The smaller flower was stamped twice.  The center of one was punched out with the 3/4" Circle punch and then I used the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punch for the entire flower.  A rhinestone in the center gives it just a touch of bling.  My sentiments are from the Hostess set, Banner Greetings.  

Polka-Dot Pieces     W #129705 $20.95      Clear #129708 $15.95
Thanks so much for stopping by and have a great rest of the day!


Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Happy Birthday, Tyler!

Yesterday was my son-in-laws 30th birthday and I made this check/money holder for him. It was a bit of challenge for me to make a masculine card. I had another Designer Series Paper in mind but then decided that it was too girlie.  I think this paper works from the Epic Day This and That DSP pack.  I knew that I wanted to have the number thirty on the card so I used my Big Shot and the Typeset Alphabet Bigz die. They were cut out with the same paper as the holder.  I wrapped a belly band around it to to keep the contents nice and secure. I hope he liked it!

Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die #127553  $89.95
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Take Care,

Stamps:  Create a Cupcake
Ink:  Gumball Green
Paper:  Epic Day This and That DSP, Pool Party, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Subtles Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
Tools: Big Shot, Ovals Collection Framelits, 1 inch Circle Punch,  Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die

You can order the supplies to make your own check/money holder at my Stampin' Up! website.  Just click here!  Let me know if you have any questions! 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin Arrived!

Did you see my post HERE about My Paper Pumpkin?  I mentioned that I signed up for a My Paper Pumpkin subscription a few weeks ago.  Yesterday my first shipment arrived!  Here's all of the fun goodies that were in my red box!

Everyone receives the same first shipment which comes with a "D" block for your stamp - all other shipments will not have a block.  I have enough materials to make four cute cards! I am especially excited about the "hey there friend" stamp.  I've seen it on cards and really wanted one of my very own!

If you sign up before August 31st, you will receive the first two months at a discounted rate of $10 each.  After that, the price will go up to $19.95.  You can skip a payment or cancel at anytime if you decide it isn't for you.  The block itself in the first kit is valued at $8.50 plus you will receive all of the other materials. This will be your first kit and from then on, it will always be a surprise. Surprises are fun, don't you think?  Here's how to sign up and to get the discount:

1.  Sign up at before August 31, 2013

2.  Use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL

3.  Don't forget to choose me as your demonstrator 

Your first kit will go out after the 10th of next month so if you decide at a later date to sign up, just be sure to do it before the 10th so that you'll receive the shipment for that month.  If you have any questions at all, please just email me!

Take Care,

Monday, August 19, 2013

Mystery Hostess and Label Card Thinlits

Hi Friends,
I hope you had an enjoyable weekend!  My husband, Mark, was out of town so I worked in my stamp room and that was fun. He is an airline pilot for Delta Airlines so he is gone quite a bit.  His schedule varies from month to month and when he isn't home I spend a lot of time stamping.

I made this card last week and used the new Label Card Thinlits.  Not only do you get the shape for the actual card but there are many more pieces to use.  I used one of the shapes in the Thinlets set for my sentiment which is from the set Six-Sided Sampler.  I stamped my butterfly with Staz-On (you really get a nice vivid black) onto Coastal Cabana and then punched it out with my Elegant Butterfly punch (#127526).   I used the set Polka Dot Pieces  and stamped the "flowers" with my Coastal Cabana ink pad.  I felt it needed some bling so I added rhinestones.  I love that sparkly look!

If you would like to order any of the products to make this card, use the Hostess Code that I mentioned last week.  The code is good until Friday and if you place an order using the code below, you will have a chance to win the Hostess Benefits, which will be at least $25 if the combined orders reach $150.  You must use the hostess code below when you place the order.  Please be sure that my name is in the upper right hand corner. Your order will come directly to your home and will begin processing immediately. I will notify you on August 24th if you've won and I will order your free products!!  Any questions, please let me know!

                        Hostess Code:  7XRSSMRB    

Good until August 23, 2013

Label Card Thinlits #133479  $32.95
Have a wonderful day!


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Hostess Dollars

Here's one of the cute sets that you can only order with Hostess Dollars and a card that I made using it. 
Banner Greetings   Available in Wood and Clear Mount

Would you like a chance to win Hostess Dollars so that you can add this set to your collection? Just place an order* on my Stampin' Up! website between now and August 23rd and you will receive a chance to win hostess dollars!  You must use the hostess code below when you place the order.  (This allows the orders to be combined to earn hostess dollars). The order will come directly to your home and will begin processing immediately. I will notifiy you on August 24th if you've won and I will order your free products!!  Any questions, please let me know!

Hostess Code:  7XRSSMRB    
Good until August 23, 2013


*U.S. residents only

Paper Pumpkin Special

Have you tried Paper Pumpkin yet?  It arrives each month in a red box with goodies to create a fun project.  If you haven't joined yet, this is a perfect time because you can join for only $10 a month for the first two months. After the first two months, you can keep the kits coming to you every month for $19.95 (shipping included)!  Each month you receive a brand new kit and it is always a surprise what it will be until you receive it (even for SU! demonstrators).  You can skip a month  or cancel at any time. 

Everyone at Convention this year won a Paper Pumpkin kit!  I waited until today to open the box so that I could take a picture of it as it was opened.  So, here we go!!

When you lift the lid, you see pretty blue tissue paper with a surprise inside!

This was the first layer - a stamp (blocks not included) and a Basic Black Stampin' Spot!

The next layer revealed a kit!

Here's all the goodies that were inside the box!!

If this sounds too good to pass up, here's how you sign up:

1.  Sign up at before August 31, 2013

2.  Use the promo code PUMPKINDEAL

3.  Don't forget to choose me as your demonstrator 

It's that easy!  If you have any questions at all, please don't hesitate to contact me!


Friday, August 16, 2013

New Halloween Stamp Set

Each month this year Stampin' Up! is releasing a new stamp set with some oldies but goodies as well as brand new stamps.  This is the stamp set for August and it only comes in clear mount.  Think of the fun projects you could make with these images!  Click HERE for a copy of the flyer or just click on the picture above.


You can order this fun new stamp set at my Stampin' Up! online store!  Just click HERE.

Thank you for dropping by today!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Beautifully Baroque

Today's card is one that I made at a class given by Maggie Patterson and Ronda Wade.  It uses the beautiful new embossing folder, Beautifully Baroque.  This was the first time that I'd used our Core'dinations Cardstock (underneath my sentiment).  It is a thick, sandable cardstock that you use to create an antiqued, distressed look (I could have distressed it a lot more than I did).  Another new product on my card are the Candy Dots!  You can simply place them on your projects like our pearls or rhinestones or you can use the Candy Dots Brad Bases and turn them into a colored brad!  So cute!

Thank you for taking time to stop by my blog today!!


Visit my online store to purchase the products used on my card.

Card Supplies
Stamps:  Chalk Talk
Ink:  Early Espresso, Pistachio Pudding
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding, Early Espresso, Early Espresso Core'dinations Cardstock, Very Vanilla
Accessories:  Pistachio Pudding Ruffled Ribbon, Neutral Candy Dots, SNAIL, Stampin' Dimensionals
Tools:  Big Shot, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder, Extra Large Oval punch, Chalk Talk Framelits, Elegant and Bitty Butterfly punches

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

New Holiday Themed Stamps

A new holiday-themed collection of single stamps is now available!  You can buy one or buy them all!  There are eight different stamps to choose from, six of which coordinate with Framelits dies or punches!  I love this new trend of having punches or Framelits that match stamps!!  These stamps are available until January 31, 2014.  

You can download the flyer HERE

You can visit my Stampin' Up! online store HERE.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

A Sweet Birthday

I guess you could say that I am definitely on a gift card holder kick.  Remember the days when you had to actually go to THE place of business to get a gift card??  What a pain.  Now it is so very easy to just pop into your local grocery store and peruse the wide array of gift cards.  Love it!

The base of my card holder uses the Card Base Pop 'n Cuts Big Shot die.  You use a 4 1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock.  It does not come scored as the picture below suggests but it does have the notched edges at the top and at the opposite end, little slits for those notched edges so that it will stay closed.  

I scored mine at 1", 3" and 7 1/2".  It is a little easier to see what I did on this Very Vanilla one.  The one inch score line becomes a flap and the other becomes your pocket!

The inspiration for folding the base of my card came from Catherine Harwood and the embelishment idea came right from the big catalog on page 9.  I originally did not order the stamp set Cycle Celebration but as it always works, I saw it on a card and fell in love with it.

Cycle Celebration   Wood #130270    Clear #130273

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  If you would like to order any of the products used to make my card, you can visit my Stampin' Up! online store HERE.


· Stamps:  Cycle Celebration
· Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla
· Paper: Raspberry Ripple, Birthday Basics DSP
· Accessories:  Stampin’ Dimensionals, Bone Folder, Sticky Strip
· Tools:  Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Chalk Talk Framelits, Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts (Big Shot die), Decorative Label Punch, Large Oval Punch

Monday, August 12, 2013

Zoo Babies Elephant

Another card using the cute set, Zoo Babies.  This time I used one of the new In Colors, Pistachio Pudding!  It is such a soft pretty color and the Ruffle Stretch Trim in the same color is so sweet.  I wish we had this trim in every available color instead of just the new In Colors.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

You can order all the products used to make this card at my Stampin' Up! online store:

·    Stamps:  Sweet Essentials, Zoo Babies
·    Ink: Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate
·    Paper:  Whisper White, In Color Designer Series Paper Pack, Pistachio Pudding, Smoky Slate
·    Accessories: Pistachio Pudding Ruffle Stretch Trim, Basic Pearls, Sticky Strip
·    Tools:  2 ½: Circle Punch, 2 3/8” Scallop Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Paper Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Pierce Mat

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Birthday Celebration

Another gift card holder!   Our daughter, Jenny, had her birthday in July but we are celebrating it today (she is 32).  We have several gift cards for her and this is just one of the cards I made for her. If you visit my blog regularly you will recognize this particular holder.   If you are new to my blog, you can see another one here.  I forgot to take a picture of the inside so that you can see where the gift card goes.  This card is so quick and easy and CUTE!

My husband brought home some flowers for me the other day.  I thought they were so beautiful and just had to take a picture to share with you.  Gorgeous, huh?
Have a wonderful weekend and thank you for stopping by today!


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Friday, August 9, 2013


If you like to sketch and stamp, Stampin' Up! has released a product that you will LOVE!  It is called Undefined and allows you to sketch an image, transfer it onto a piece of rubber and then carve your very own unique stamp!! How cool is that??  Watch the video below to see all the details!  (Update: For some reason, the right side of the video is not displaying properly.  You can always click HERE to watch the video on YouTube).  If you have any questions, don't hesitate to email me!

You can visit my online store HERE to order this fun new product!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Banners Revisited

Hi Friends,
Here's another card I made using the banner Framelit in the Hearts a Flutter set.  You can see my post from yesterday here.  Imagine all of the combinations you could create with different paper as well as something instead of the hearts!  

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Stamps:  A Dozen Thoughts
Paper:  Brights Designer Series Paper Pack, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red
Tools:  Big Shot, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Hearts Collection Framelits

You can shop online 24/7 on my Stampin' Up! website, here!

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Lots of Banners

Hi Friends!
Have you noticed how popular banners are???  They are everywhere!  This card was inspired by one I received from Dawn Griffith.  It is so easy to make using two sets of Framelits in your Big Shot.  The banner came right from the set, Hearts a Flutter  and my hearts are from another set of Framelits called the Heart Collection.
Hearts a Flutter  #130159

Hearts Collection Framelits #125599

Honestly, the hardest part of this card is choosing which paper to use!  I decided on Eastern Elegance which is just so pretty in person!  My sentiment is from the set Lots of Thanks, fast becoming a favorite of mine.

If you haven't tried a card with banners yet, I hope this has inspired you!

Thanks for stopping by today!

You can visit my online store HERE.  

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wildflower Meadow Thank You

Hi Friends,
Yesterday I needed several thank you cards that I could easily mail (nice and flat) and this is one of the cards I came up with.  I used Wildflower Meadow and stamped it directly onto a piece of Pistachio Pudding DSP.  I love it on the dotted paper!  I attached a piece of Ruffled Stretch Trim across the DSP and snipped it off at both ends rather than wrapping it around to the backside.  It is adhered to a piece of Baked Brown Sugar.  This is not a color combination that I would normally use but my handy dandy Color Coach (#130118) recommended it!  Such a valuable tool for creating color combinations!

My sentiment is from the set Chalk Talk which I punched out with the 1 3/8" Circle Punch and attached it  to a 1 3/4" Scallop Circle.  I used my paper piercing tool and pierced a hole in each scallop!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


You can visit my Stampin' Up! online store HERE and can access it 24/7!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Birthday Gift Card Holder

I love making gift card holders!  I made this about a month ago but never posted it.  You can see another one I posted HERE using the Birthday Basics DSP.

I used Bermuda Bay paper from the Brights DSP Stack.  I love these stacks of paper, especially the ones with dots.  I left the circle blank inside so that a sentiment could be written there.  As I am sitting her typing my post, I've been looking at the front of the card and thinking that I could have added more details to jazz it up.  I have to remind myself that it is okay to have a card front that isn't super busy! 

Thanks so much for stopping by!

If you would like to visit my Stampin' Up! online store, click here!