Tuesday, September 4, 2018

2018 Holiday Catalog Preview Video

This is Stampin' Up!s cutest catalog preview video yet!  Take a peek!

Please contact me if you would like your own catalog!

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

July Card Class Selections

Here's the cards we made at our July Stamp Class

Cased from Laura K Fiorelli-Allen

The Delightfully Detailed Laser Designer Series Specialty Paper is so beautiful, a card can be created with it alone! Blackberry Bliss and Whisper White cardstock was used, along with the sentiment stamped in Blackberry Bliss ink from the new Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. Retired Oval punches (plain and scalloped) and retired Blackberry Bliss ribbon were used. All you need is a Fine-tip Glue pen and you will have this card made in no time flat!


This Fold Out Panel Card was Cased from Dawn Griffith with one modification. I made a full card base instead of a flat piece like she shows on her You Tube video. 

This card used the color combo of Lovely Lipstick, Melon Mambo and Real Red along with Whisper White. The stamp set was Picture Perfect Birthday. The new 6x6 2018-2020 In-Color paper stack was used too. The colored enamel dots are retired that I used on the front.


Renee Kohnke provided the layout I cased for these two cards using the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper. These cards are very easy to construct using either Fresh Fig or Petal Pink cardstock as the base, then stamp the sentiments with the same color inks using the "Thank You" from the Accented Blooms set or the "happiness verse" from the Dandelion Wishes set.  Punch out with the Hexagon punch and you are all set. The card is finished with 1/8" Gold Ribbon which is now retired.

Cased from Cindy Elam.

The Southern Serenade stamp set is the focal point for this birthday card. Using the new Blends alcohol markers I colored the flower with Petal Pink and the leaves with Old Olive with a small bit of accents with Light Flirty Flamingo. I used some retired 2013-2015 In Color 12x12 Mint Macaron Designer Series Paper, along with Basic Black and Whisper White cardstock. The trim is also retired Vintage Crochet in Basic Black.  What's fun about this card is it can be made in just about any color combination to fit your taste. Give it a try!

Cased from

When I saw this card, I said this is the perfect masculine card for practically any occasion using the sentiment from "Picked for You" stamped in Tranquil Tide ink. Night of Navy and Very Vanilla cardstock is paired with the retired True Gentleman Designer Series Paper makes it go together quickly. The 45 degree scored fold is approximately 2-2.5" from the corner. The Night of Navy buttons are very retired, but were perfect with some Very Vanilla Baker's Twine "sewn" through the button to finish off the "shirt."   This card should probably be hand delivered due to the thickness of the buttons.

Well, I hope these designs spur you on to try make some of your own.
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Hello Friend!

Card inspired by Jackie Bolhuis

I love the rustic look of this card. The Wood Words stamp set used with Night of Navy ink and Real Red ink  just make this card pop! The base is Crumb Cake with a layer of Night of Navy and a layer of Wood Textures Designers Series Paper stack and Whisper White up top.  The Hello Friend tag is heat embossed in Whisper White embossing powder. The red star is cut out with the Wood Crate framelits. The card is finished off with Night of Navy Gingham Satin ribbon. 

Any friend would welcome receiving this!
Thanks for stopping by!

Artistic Impressions Card

Layout inspired by Dori Schneider.

This card uses the new Embossing Mat to give your framelits a second life. Look at the upper right corner and you will see what I mean!

The color combo is Calypso Coral, Melon Mambo, Pacific Point and Whisper White. 
Artistic Impressions Stamp set and Garden Impressions 6x6 Designer Series Paper Stack.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Sunday, July 1, 2018

July 1st Specials to Note

Check out the new Designer Series Paper Sale on selected packages. You can order via my "Shop Online" button in the right margin.

If you have ever thought about joining the Stampin' Up! family now is the time!!! For the month of July, in addition to the $125 value kit that you only pay $99 for and get free shipping, choosing an ink pad family of your choice is another $67.50 value! The best part is you get to choose items that YOU want in your kit to complement what you already have. I'd love to have you join my team even if you just want to get the discount, just click on the "Join My Team" button in the right margin. 

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Painted Harvest Soft Sunflower Card

This card idea came straight from the pages of the 3rd quarter 2018 issue of the SU Demonstrators "Stampin' Success" magazine. The Sunflower is so soft looking and elegant I just had to make one. The Stamp sets used were Painted Harvest (along with the Leaf Punch) and Special Celebrations. The inks used were Petal Pink, Grapefruit Grove, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede, and So Saffron. The cardstock colors are Grapefruit Grove, Thick Whisper White, and some very old, retired Subtles Designer Series 12 x 12 paper stack - the polka dots are So Saffron. Grapefruit Grove 1/8" grosgrain ribbon finishes off the card.

If you would like to re-create this card, go to my "Shop Online" button in the right column and search by item name to build your shopping list. The best news is your order will come right to your door!

Thanks for visiting today!

Friday, June 22, 2018

Summer Watermelon Card

This card layout was CASEd from Beverly Morales, but I changed up the colors and used a different corner punch.  The cool part about this card is you make a whole watermelon, then cut it in half for the card front, so why not make 2 cards in the time it takes to make one?

The stamp set used was  Wood Words. The color scheme was Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover, Granny Apple Green, Basic Black and Whisper White cardstocks. The ribbon is the new Polka Dot Tulle. The melon was made using the Layering Oval Framelits and the Woodgrain Embossing Folder, both using the Big Shot. The bite out of the melon is done with the top of the mini heart punch (retired.) The retired punch for the corners and seeds is the Curvy Corner Trio Punch. I thought it was so cool to get seeds that matched the corners.

If you would like to order the supplies for this card, just click on the "Shop Online" button and then search by item name and you'll have your supplies ordered in no time!

Thanks for checking out this card.

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Brusho Butterly Card

This one is an original by yours truly. I've named it "Brusho Butterfly." The stamp set is Beautiful Day and the sentiment comes from Colorful Seasons. The color scheme is the new In Color - Pineapple Punch paired with Bermuda Bay. I heat embossed the butterfly image with white embossing powder on watercolor paper. Then I lightly squirted the paper and gently sprinkled the Brusho Watercolor Crystals and watched the magic happen! Once dry (it takes a while) then I gently used a facial tissue to wipe the embossing clean. Make sure to use some strong adhesive, like Tear and Tape or Tombow Extreme (not a SU product.) I finished the card off with Bermuda Bay Mini Striped 1/4" Ribbon. The sentiment tag was punched with a retired punch called Perfect Punch. This card just says "Summer" to me!

 If you like what you see here, you can order the supplies to make the card by clicking "Shop Online" in the right column and searching by name the items mentioned.

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Why YOU Need the Stamparatus!

Feel free to order your own Stamparatus at my online store in the right margin of my home page. Order # 146276 and the cost is $49. Such a deal for the many things it can do! 
I hope you will give it a try.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Learn How to Use the new Big Shot Embossing Mats

This video sure inspired me to go play with my new set of Embossing Mats. I can't wait to see how many more beautiful images I can create using this product.

It's order number is 146327. You can order this and more at my online store. Just click in the right margin to shop!

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper - Check out this video!

Isn't that cool, how they design the paper? I just love florals anyway and Stampin' Up! is doing an amazing job of creating realistic photo paper for us to use in our papercrafting projects.

If you want some of this fabulous paper, just click my online store button and put item number 146913 into the search bar and up will pop this gorgeous paper.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, June 1, 2018

May 20 and 21 Class Cards

The first 6 cards are all from the new Share What You Love Suite in the new 2018 Annual Catalog. Aren't the colors gorgeous? The Designer Series Paper is exquisite with shimmery pearlized treament on several of the papers. These card designs were cased from others, but I neglected to write down who they were, so if it was you, please let me know.

This cute circular design card was stamped using a template with our new Stamparatus Precision Stamping Tool. It is amazing, once you get the hang of using it, to get precise and beautiful images each and every time!

Below is the wonderful video that inspired my creation above using the NEW Stamparatus.

Thanks for stopping by to take a quick peek!

Thursday, April 26, 2018

April 28 and 29 Class Cards

Since everyone is on the countdown to the new Annual Catalog on June 1st. I thought I would revisit a couple stamp sets that I love with my class ladies this coming weekend!

Two cards using the Petal Passion Suite from the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

I cased this card from Liz Shannon's layout but used a different greeting and stamped it in the matching ink of the blends pen. Black and white with Bermuda Bay colored negative space is so gorgeous!

This card was inspired by Sue Vine, but I changed it up a bit. Using the Petal Palette stamp set and the Petals and More Thinlits Dies helps to make this card come alive! Melon Mambo and Whisper White cardstock was used along with the Blends pens to color the roses. 

I'm sorry I didn't write down who inspired me for this card layout, but I did change it up a little. 
Used the Rose Wonder Stamp set and Rose Garden Thinlits and the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack. Color Scheme - Old Olive, Pool Party, and Calypso Coral

To make the rose easier to work with after I cut it out on the Big Shot, I placed the frame on a piece of adhesive sheet, then proceeded to put the pieces back into their places. The one thing I will do different next time, is to color the frame with the blends and wink of stella before I put the pieces back in. Live and learn!  I did go a little crazy placing pearls in each flower center, but I think it really helps the overall look.

This is my most favorite card in quite a while that I cased from Kathleen Herbst. I stamped the rose image with versamark on watercolor paper, and heat embossed the lines using clear embossing powder. Then using the new Brusho Watercolor Crystals, a small water filled squirt bottle and a small paintbrush, this card was the result. When the watercolor paper was finished drying, I stamped the verse in Stazon Ink and finished assembling the card.

This card was a fun case from Dawn Griffith. I wanted to try the little flap with the coffee cup on it.
 I did place a little tiny piece of velcro to hold it down.
This card uses the Coffee Cafe Suite of materials found in the 2017 Annual Catalog.

Thanks for stopping by and seeing what we will be making in class this weekend.
Have a great day!

Saturday, April 14, 2018

March Class Cards in Review

The cards for my March Class were mainly CASED because I was busy with some other projects.

Blossoming Basket stamp set with special Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper and retired ribbon. The basket was gold heat embossed. Cased from Gail Ellis.

The Sweet Little Something stamp set was the focal point for this card and it was so easy to do using the new Stamparatus precision stamping plate. Amy Koenders was the layout designer but I changed up the color scheme and added the enamel heart.

This sympathy card was cased from
I used the Heart Happiness stamp set and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

Denise Carrlson was the designer for this card that I cased. I did make a couple small changes to the daisy centers and adding the bee. The Daisy punch made this card so easy with the Jar of Love stamp set.

I just loved the Lots of Lavender Sale-a-Bration stamp set and I loved how "" used the lavender to make wisteria vine. So clever. The birthday greeting is from Perennial Birthday.


True Gentleman Designer Series Paper and the Wood Textures Paper Stack make this card easy to case from Cathy Caine. I used the Labeler Alphabet and the Celebrate You framelits from this year's Sale-A-Bration selection.

Thanks for taking a quick peek.

Monday, March 12, 2018

Dee Slater's inspired "Home" Decor Piece

Thanks to Dee Slater's creativity, I just had to case her "Home" sign made in a 5 x 7 inch frame. The letters are made from the Large Letter Dies and raised up on black craft foam also cut with the dies using my Big Shot, then glued together with the green bottle of Tombow liquid adhesive. Another idea I came up with was to use Fast Fuse to adhere my horizontally scored at 1/2" Whisper White thick cardstock to the "glass" of the frame.  If you happen to purchase a frame from IKEA you can do the same thing with their acrylic "glass." No need to throw anything away.

If you have a spare thin stamp case or DVD case, that will be a great way to store your monthly magnets.

How I changed and expanded on her magnets is I decided each magnet needed it's own "O" base, so I used a scalloped oval framelit  (for most of the magnets) which helped a lot as I designed monthly magnets for my frame. I used self adhesive magnet sheets from Silhouette that I purchased at your favorite big box craft store. They provide the flexibility to cut your own sized magnetic squares that lay flat, compared to rolls of magnetic tape.

I'm offering a class on this project and am allowing my customers to select and customize their choice of magnets and some ink colors. I've had a really great response.

This project is also a great way to go back through your stamp collection to find just the perfect designs to use for each month.

P.S. You can also make a "Welcome" sign using as small as a 5 x 9" frame, but is a little more of a squeeze. It still turns out beautiful however.