Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day, friends!  Here is one of the cards I made for my husband's godmother/aunt. The photo doesn't show it well, but the white was embossed with the Subtle embossing folder. I wanted it to look like textured wallpaper.  If you run this both ways through the big shot, it looks like linen.  Such a nice way to add texture!

The Tea Together bundle was used to create the cup.  This will be available in the new catalog starting June 4.  I used  the Stitched Labels framlits for the sentiment, Stampin' Blends for coloring, Balmy Blue for a base (LOVE this color), and the Gingham dsp from the Occasions catalog.  This is only available for a short time so don't hesitate!  Just click on the photo to shop.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

Friday, May 10, 2019

Let it Ride!!

I can finally post this card. I made it for my sister-in-law's birthday, using the Let It Ride set.  I knew I had to have this as soon as I saw it in the catalog.  You can create a scene with the horse or simply just use one like I have here.  I really love the sayings in this set.  The inside said, "Live as Someone Let the Gate Open."  This is so appropriate for my sister-in-law as she has animals and does leave the gate open occasionally!

Recipe:  I started with a base of Balmy Blue, added a panel of Wood Textures dsp (3-7/8 x 5-1/8), stamped the sentiment on whisper white and trimmed to fit.  Then I stamped the horse on whisper white and die cut it with a Layered Ovals die (largest, I believe).  I started coloring in with blends.  The colors I believe I used were:  Crumb Cake light and dark, Light Soft Suede, Bronze (just a bit to redden him up a bit).  The grass is Granny Apple Green light and dark and I used a color lifter to blend it.  Then I decided the sky was too plain.  I started coloring with light Balmy Blue and it seemed too dark.  I went over it with the color lifter in a circular motion and tried to create white cloud spots  I think it came out okay. What do you think?  You should give it a try.  I love playing with my Blender Pens!  I forgot to mention, before mounting my oval, I took some Linen Thread and wrapped it around my fingers.  Then I added a few glue dots where the oval would be mounted.  I stuck a few ends down to hold it.  The final step was putting Stampin' Dimensionals on my oval and sticking it down!  Please let me know what you think.  I love reading your comments!

You can find Let It Ride, or any other products used, it in my store here (click on horses):

Don't forget to use my May Host code of  7W4KYHFM when you place an order of $50 or more in product.  I will send you a package of embellishments for FREE.  If you place an order of $150 or more, don't use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards for your order ($15).  Or contact me for the ultimate deal - a starter kit with $125 in product you choose for $99 and FREE shipping, not to mention the 20% discount for you!!!

The brand new 2019-2020 Annual catalog is out and I would love to send you one if you aren't working with a demonstrator.  Please contact me for one.  It's gorgeous!  It starts June 4.

Monday, May 06, 2019

Shelli Pumpkin

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin yet, you will not want to miss this one!  Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!'s  co-founder designed this one.  It's vintagey (maybe not a word, but sounds good) and so pretty!!!  Even the box is pretty.  You have to sign up by May 10 to get this gorgeous kit.

Check it out here:

Friday, April 19, 2019

Everything's Rosy!

The new Stampin' Up! catalog is amazing.  I cannot wait to share it with you!  If you're not working with another demonstrator, please contact me and I'll send you a copy!

This is a brand-new item for Stampin' Up! and it's a product medley called Everything is Rosy (product#150059).  Check it out here and let me know what you think!  The sale period is May 1- May 31, while supplies last - so be ready! 


Some samples:

Friday, April 05, 2019


I created this card for my son's birthday.  He's not really a car fanatic, but he loves metals and Batman.  I kind of think this car looks like the Batmobile, don't you?  Anyway, I used the Geared Up Garage bundle from the Occasions Catalog.  I just love this set!  I think I'm one of the few people who enjoy making masculine cards.  I like  how this set can be used with the cars, tools, etc., or simply the gears.  The dsp is great also!  I'm not sure if you can see how I tried to patina the gears.  They were cut out with silver foil paper and then dabbed it with Shaded Spruce and Memento Black and a sponge.

Click here to shop!  

Don't forget to use my April Host code of  VBEJAJFN.  When you place an order of $50 or more in product.  I will send you a package of embellishments for FREE.  If you place an order of $150 or more, don't use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards for your order ($15).

Monday, April 01, 2019

Awesome storage options!

Good morning!  I wanted to let you know about a brand new storage system from Stampin' Up!  This storage is lightweight and portable!  I've been looking for portable storage for a while now and I can't wait to convert my desk!!

Check out the items here:

  Don't forget to use my April Host Code of  VBEJAJFN  with an order of $50 or more in product.  I will send you a free package of embellishments! 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Butterflies are back!

In case you haven't heard, the Butterfly Duet punch is back!!  It is an amazing punch that coordinates with the free Botanical Butterfly dsp in the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  It also is paired with a beautiful stamp set.  If you have been waiting for this, wait no longer.  In fact, I'd rush to order it because I know lots of stampers have been waiting!  Just click to order!  If you order the bundle ($35) and add some cardstock and ink, you'll be at the $50 you need to qualify for the FREE dsp!

Free with $50 product purchase:

Here is a card I made using the punch and dsp:

Monday, March 25, 2019

Last call for SAB!!!

The end of Sale-a-bration is rapidly approaching!  The last day to order is March 31.  You don't want to miss out on one of these FREE products with your qualifying order!  All you have to do is place an order of $50 or more in product from the Annual or Occasions catalog and you can choose a free item from the catalog below.  Spend $100 and you will get two level one items or one level two item. Here are a few of my favorites:

Quick card I made using the cupcake set!

A quick card I made with this set:

Click here to check out the remaining freebies!  And don't forget to use my host code for a free package of embellishments with an order of $30 or more:  USDQERND

Friday, March 22, 2019

Cake Builder Punch is BACK!!

The Cake Builder Punch is back in stock!  Hurry over and order it before it's gone!  It's an awesome punch.  You can make a great wedding or birthday card with this set.  Purchase the bundle (stamp set and punch) and save 10%!

Better yet, add some paper, inks, or whatever you'd like to bring your total to $50, and you will receive a FREE item from the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  This is ends March 31, but I wouldn't take a chance on waiting because the punch could be gone!

Don't forget to use my March Host code of  SPQMUFAB  when you place an order of $50 or more in product.  I will send you a package of embellishments for FREE.  If you place an order of $150 or more, don't use the code.  You will receive Stampin' Rewards for your order ($15).

Shop here:

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Happy Birthday, Paper Pumpkin!

Paper Pumpkin turned 6 and celebrated by giving us a free stamp set (the dotted numbers)! In case you don't know about Paper Pumpkin, it's a monthly subscription and costs about $20.  It's a surprise every month.  The kit always includes a stamp set, ink, and supplies to make whatever project they send.  You can skip or cancel at any time before the 10th of each  month. It's so much fun getting that cute box in the mail!  This one was a birthday kit which contained 8 cards with cute pop up insides.  I made a few alternatives by adding product I had on hand. Don't you just love the fun colors?  They are:  Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate.  Paper Pumpkin puts up a video every month showing how to put the kit together.

You can also subscribe by placing an order through Stampin' Up! for a prepaid subscription (1, 3, 6, or 12 months).  The more you purchase, the more you save.  Check out the options here:

If you purchase a prepaid subscription of 3 or more months before March 31, you will be eligible for a FREE item out of the Sale-a-Bration catalog!  Any purchase of $50 or more qualifies you.  Check out the items you can choose from here:

Here are my cards.  The first is a kit card with the "th" added.  I used Well Said framelits for the middle along with Stitched Ovals and a strip of Real Red from my stash.  The right used the Balloon Bouquet punch, the Story Label punch (limited time only - don't wait to purchase!), and a Layered Oval in Real Red.  And I added some strings with white twine from a previous Paper Pumpkin kit.  

Watch the video here:

Additional products used:

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Bloom by Bloom Thanks

Well, I did it again.  I used the Happiness Blooms dsp and the Bloom by Bloom stamp set from the Occasions catalog!  (see previous post for product info).  I will try to get on another track, I promise!  I sent this to someone who took advantage of the amazing deal during Sale-a-Bration and joined my team! 

The  BEST way to take advantage of Sale-a-bration is to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  You will receive $175 of product for $99 (or $129 with the fabulous exclusive tote - see video below) with no further obligation (no sales, parties, nothing).  You can simply use your discount for yourself, or you can choose to have fun with it and make some money!  You will not pay shipping on the starter kit.  You will not earn Sale-a-bration items, but you can place an order with your discount and get all of the goodies you want once you're signed up.  Just click on the graphic below to check out the details, or give me a call if you have questions.  I'd love to have you on my team!  Time is almost up!