Floral Boutique Thank You

Floral Boutique Thank You

Our best promotion of the year is under way – Sale-A-Bration!  It doesn’t get any better than free and you have not just one, but THREE ways to earn free products!

Shop to earn Sale-A-Bration items, join to get additional free product in your Starter Kit, or host to get more products with Stampin’ Rewards!  Ask me if you want more details about any of these!

The So Very Much stamp set is one of the Sale-A-Bration items that you can choose.  It has a beautiful large script Thank You and then several choices for additional sentiments to add in a smaller font.  I created this card that would be perfect as a Thank You for that awesome gift you received over the holidays!


I used the Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper, Night of Navy and Whisper white card stock, Night of Navy ink and the Duet Banner Punch to make this simple card.  The Thank You image is large and creates the main focal point of the card.

I also decided to decorate the inside just a touch by adding a strip of the designer paper to a white panel.


You can earn the So Very Much set for free by purchasing the items I used for this card and make a whole stack to use throughout the year.

  • #141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper $11
  • #100867 Night of Navy Card stock $8
  • #100730 Whisper White Card stock $9
  • #126970 Night of Navy ink pad $6.50
  • #141483 Duet Banner Punch $18
  • #143340 or #143343 So Very Much stamp set FREE

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Every Heart Valentine

Every Heart Valentine

Now that the new year has come and gone it’s time to work on Valentine’s Day – it will be here before we know.  We are almost half way through January already!  Where in the world does the time go.  I had high hopes of getting so many things done over the holidays and it really just didn’t happen.  Sigh.

At the end of December I had my monthly Card Maker’s class and created this Valentine’s card as one of the selections.


I used a couple of new products from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.

The Sending Love Designer Paper Stack – which is a fun 6×6 sized stack of red and while designs.  There are 8 double-sided designs in the stack.

I also used a new stamp set called Falling for You.  It’s part of the Falling in Love Suite which has products that are romantic and shabby chic.  Think marriage, wedding, love.

The heart is from the Sweet & Sassy Framelits die set.  I wonder why they gave that one a different name instead of just calling it layering hearts like they did the circles, squares, and ovals.  Even the stars are just called stars.  I want to call it layering hearts.

The Baker’s Twine is actually from the Holiday Catalog – I wish they had kept that little pack as it was perfect for Valentine’s projects this time of year.

Thanks for visiting!



Carried Away with Sale-A-Bration

Carried Away with Sale-A-Bration

It’s time to get carried away with all the cute items in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  And one of those is the Carried Away Designer Series Paper!

It coordinates perfectly with the Life Me Up Bundle in the Occasions Catalog.  I used those plus the Designer Tee Stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration brochure to make this fun swap card.


  • I stamped the little clouds from the Lift Me Up stamp set on the Watermelon Wonder card base.
  • Next I added a piece of the Carried Away Designer Paper.
  • I stamped Happy Birthday from the Designer Tee stamp set in Night of Navy on a strip of Whisper White card stock and added that across the front.
  • Tied a piece of Night of Navy Baker’s Twine around the front of my card.
  • Die cut the large hot air balloon from the Up & Away Thinlits dies from Night of Navy card stock and used little bits of dimensionals to add that to the front.

This is what it looked like with all my pieces as I was making a stack of these.


I love how it turned out.  You can order the Lift Me Up Bundle and save 10% (the wood bundle is over $50 or add a little to the clear bundle) and get the Carried Away Designer Paper for Free during Sale-A-Bration.  Shop Now in my Online Store here.

Our snow and ice has finally melted (mostly) and everything should be returning back to normal now.  The schools around here have been closed the past two days because travel was hazardous around here – think ice!

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Hey, Chick

Hey, Chick

Hey, Chick – did you hear that Sale-a-Bration has started?

Which came first the Chicken or the egg?  In my case I think it was the egg – the Occasions catalog has some fun new mini egg cartons which I have here in my craft room.  Now I just need time to play with them.  Then there is the Hey, Chick stamp set.  I keep thinking I ordered it but then I can’t find it.  So I finally sat down and went through my orders yesterday and Yes I really did order it (demos get to pre-order in December).  And then I had to go on a hunt to find it – it was like hunting for eggs – ha ha!  Finally I found it!


This fun stamp set is one of the FREE items you can choose during Sale-A-Bration.  Spend $50 in product and select this as your freebie.

Read what our illustrator, Lori Sume, has to say about her inspiration for the Hey, Chick stamp set:
When I was a child growing up in Canada, I remember some family friends who had little chickens that I thought were so cute. A couple of summers ago here in Utah, I stopped at a friend’s ranch and saw all their cute animals including their chickens. They had typical chickens but also another kind called Polish Frizzle Bantam White Chickens. I think they are so funny with all those feathers flopping around on the top of their heads and how they like to stare straight at you and cock their heads.
So when I was assigned to create the Hey, Chick Stamp Set, I was so excited. I wanted to exaggerate the rounder chickens and really make them round, and I also really wanted to draw one of those funny chickens I saw at my friend’s ranch. It was a really fun set to create.


Here is a list of supplies for the cards above:

Hey, Chick Stamp Set; Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Real Red, Shimmery White, and Whisper White Cardstock; Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper; Watercolor Paper; Crumb Cake Note Cards & Envelopes; Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, and Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin’ Pads®; 5/8″ Burlap and Delightful Dijon 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon; Very Vanilla Thick Baker’s Twine; Linen Thread; Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape; Stampin’ Dimensionals®; Aqua Painters®; 1-3/8″ Circle Punch

Stay warm this weekend – we have snow headed our way – which doesn’t happen very often.  It was sleeting earlier and the temps are dropping.

Thanks for visiting today!




Quick Little post

Quick Little post

Today got away from me.  Mostly because I was focused on the route that my youngest son Ryan had to take to drive back to college.  We are in Georgia and he is going to Purdue University in Indiana.  So he drove from home to Chattanooga, to Nashville, to Bowling Green, Louisville, Indianapolis and then West Lafayette.  The problem was the snow storm coming across mostly through Kentucky.  Somehow I think he managed to miss most of the snow – he had some snow but not as much as I feared.  And my oldest flew home today back to Seattle – he flight was a little delayed and apparently there is some snow in Seattle too.  And then we have snow expected tomorrow so I’ve moved my stamp club to meet on Sunday afternoon instead of Friday and Saturday.

So on to this quick little project that I have – I wished I had shared it earlier with you.  But better late than never.  You can use this idea for next year.  It’s a little Santa Wish List project.  It was actually one of the little pillow gifts that I gave to the girls that came to my fall Stamp, Scrap, & Create Retreat.


I was planning to cut index cards to put on a ring but then I found these little index card rings at the store and just bought a whole bunch of them – saved me a ton of time!

I replaced the front and back cover.  The front cover is Real Red with a piece of Whisper White that I die cut with the Detailed Santa Thinlits and carefully glued down and trimmed to the size of the card.  I stamped the words using the Labeler Alphabet set and cut those out.  Then added Emerald Envy Ribbon to the ring.  Both the front and back are covered with a window sheet (you can’t really see it here since its clear!).

Anyway that’s all.  Now back to watching the weather……

Thanks for stopping by!



Ordering is Live

You can now order from the brand new 2017 Occasions Catalog!  It’s just a little weird writing 2017 – I’ll have to get used to that.  Another year flew by and this one is off to a rocky start.  First the weather here has been less than stellar – rain, rain, cold, more rain, and now wintery mix of weather headed our way.  And I have a cold so I don’t feel like doing much at all.  And today – the start of this new Catalog and our best promotion of the year – Sale-A-Bration the Stampin’ Up! home office had a MAJOR system crash.  Yep everything was down for probably a solid 12 hours.  But it’s up now so you can order and earn free products!

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Occasions catalogs went out in the mail in December (if you are local you can also pick up here at my next class) and I mailed out Sale-A-Bration catalogs on Tuesday.  If you don’t receive your copy – please let me know.  If you are new to Stampin’ Up! and need a demonstrator – I’d love to be yours!

Here is a little video sneak peek of the Occasions catalog

There is a lot of fun stuff inside for all your upcoming spring occasions!

Thanks for stopping by.


Happy 2017!

Happy New Year!  Welcome to 2017!

This last year was not a good blogging year for me.  Sorry about that.  I’m really hoping to blog more and consistently every week.  I have lots of stamping to share with everyone – I just haven’t been able to keep up with actually editing photos and writing blog posts.  I’m crossing my fingers that I can do MUCH better in 2017!


So Happy New Year!  This was a fun shaker card that we made at the Atlanta OnStage After Party event that I co-hosted back in November.  It was a fun evening with 50 demonstrators after the regular Stampin’ Up! Local event ended.  We had a scrumptious family style Italian dinner, demonstrations, make&takes, gifts and a special Q&A session with two of the Stampin’ Up! concept artists.  A great evening was had by all.

Here are some details on this card:

  • The front panel of the card was cut with the Large Number Framelits – I used the Thick Whisper White card stock so it would be sturdy.
  • The stamp set is It’s a Celebration from the Holiday Catalog – it’s still available through January 3rd.
  • Fireworks are stamped in Smoky Slate ink.
  • Add a piece of Window Sheet to the back of the die cut panel.  Then add the Foam adhesive strips around the entire panel and a strip above the die cut numbers.
  • The sequins are the Fancy Frost Sequins in the Holiday Catalog – available through January 3rd.
  • Stamp Happy New Year in Sweet Sugarplum ink on a strip of Whisper White – punch the end into a banner.
  • Staple a piece of Glitter Ribbon and a piece of Silver Sequin Trim to the end of the banner.

You can still take advantage of the Year-End Close out sale going on through January 3rd.  It’s the last day of the close-out sale and the last day of the Holiday catalog.  If you order on my website in the online store use the Hostess code – YUMGKRG7 when you check out.  All orders over $30 will receive a special gift from me!  I will send you 5 hand-made cards in January.
If your order is over $150 don’t use the hostess code – you can redeem Stampin’ Rewards on your order and I will still send you the cards



Thanks for visiting me today – I do hope that you will come back!