Saturday, October 16, 2021

Time of Giving Fall Tags

A few months ago I was busy creating Christmas tags and other projects with the new bundle - Time of Giving. It’s an amazing set and it’s full of possibilities. I was demonstrating for a group of demo friends and I was focusing on Christmas tags. But this set has other fall stamps and dies so I couldn’t resist making a few fall tags as part of my presentation.  

I’m looking forward to sharing the over 75 tags, cards and projects soon!

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Summer Shadows You Inspire Me Card

The new catalog is coming out August 3 and I have so many pre-ordered sets that it's hard to know where to start!  I want to try them all!  I am doing a demonstration of one particular bundle in August for demonstrator friends so that was an easy place to begin.  And thanks to the swap I participated in, I got to play with a different new mini catalog bundle and also some Sale-a-bration products.  

Here is my Sale-a-bration swap card:

I love the black, white and pink combination so when I saw the Beautifully Penned 12 x 12 Designer Series Paper, I knew that's what I was going to do!  This DSP is so great because it coordinates with the Hand-Penned  Petals bundle in the annual catalog on one side and is a much simpler black and white pattern on the other. 

My base is the new in color, Polished Pink, and then I added the basic black and DSP.  Also in the Sale-a-bration catalog, there is a new Summer Shadows die set.  It also coordinates with an annual catalog item, Shaded Sumer Stamp set.  I don't own that stamp set, but as you can see, there's no need to own the stamps to still get a lot of use out of the dies.  I cut my flower pieces out of more Polished Pink and Melon Mambo.  And the leaves are Pear Pizzazz.  I popped the square panel up with dimensionals and attached all the flower pieces flat. 

To finish off the card, I used the "you INSPIRE me" sentiment from the free Sale-a-bration set Delicate Dahlias.  I even made a few extras for myself to drop in the mail to some friends.  

If you live in the US and don't have a demonstrator, I would love to send you copies of these two new catalog.  

Thursday, July 22, 2021

It’s Christmas in July

It’s going to be hot and humid here today so what better way to spend the afternoon and evening than making Christmas cards? It’s time for our annual Christmas in July!  

I’ve been playing around with so many new products from my demonstrator pre-order, but the catalog does not go live until August 3. So it was fun to pull out some stamps sets from the annual catalog to create our Christmas cards for the day. 


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Friday, July 16, 2021

Ice Cream Stand Up Card

 No Designer Series Paper?  No problem!  Sweet Ice Cream is a great set!  Everyone loves ice cream in the summer, and I’ve made another fun fold that stands up when you take it out of the envelope.  

For the card base, start with a 8 1/2 x 5 1/2.  Coming in from the side, score at 2" and 3 1/8".  I find it easiest to turn the card and do the same thing from the other side.  Less mesurements to worry about that way - you do the same thing on both sides.

Thursday, July 15, 2021

I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream

I made this fun Z fold card to show off the Sweet Ice Cream stamp set and coordinating punch.  The punch makes it so quick and easy to make a cute card by punching cones and scoops - stamped or from the Designer Series Paper.  

There’s just something about a Z fold that really fancies up a card, and I love to use it on a card that doesn’t have ribbons and other embellishments.  The card base is the recently retired Purple Posey, but the sentiment and ice cream cones would make a perfect card for adults, children, male or female. Because it’s so versatile, I included this card in July’s take and make to go kits so my stampers can make their own at home.    

Monday, June 7, 2021

Sweet Strawberry

I'm so happy to be stamping again in person this weekend, and here is one of the cards we will be making!  It's a simple little card with some coloring and punching.  I think it will be perfect to ease us back into stamping together again after more than a year!

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Today's Plan...

I loved this set the first time I flipped through the catalog, and I was so glad to see it is again in the annual catalog.  I hadn't really done much with it last year and knew it was perfect for a class now that we can get together again in person.  I hope my stampers enjoy it as much I do!

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Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Hydrangea Haven To Go Class

Hydrangea Haven is such a beautiful stamp set and bundle. I sat down on a cold, snowy day to create a little springtime cheer.  If you are like me, you'll want to get the entire Hydrangea Hill Suite to get the Designer Series Paper, ribbon, Mercury Glass Acetate and pearls too.  

Hydrangea Hill Class - $36 includes the Hydrangea Haven stamp set, pre-cut cards, pre-punched pieces and accessories to make these 4 cards. Color directions will include measurements and supplies. Please add $5 if shipping.

Better value - $62 includes Hydrangea dies (you save 10% purchasing the bundle) in addition to the stamp set and the supplies to make these 4 cards. Please add $5 if shipping.

I Want It All - $88.50 (plus additional shipping and tax) Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection includes The Hydrangea Haven Bundle of stamp set and dies, Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate, Gorgeous Grape Sheer Ribbon, Pastel Pearls, and Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper in addition to the supplies to make these four cards. We will order the hydrangea Hill Suite collection to be shipped directly to your home and I will mail the pieces to make the cards to you.

If you already own Hydrangea Hill, and would like this card class, feel free to substitute something of equal or greater value to receive the supplies to make these cards.


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Sunday, February 28, 2021

Sale-a-bration Ending Tonight

We are already to the end of February and the end of Sale-a-bration. Place an order today if there are still soem Sale-a-bration items you want.  To Order Stampin' Up! Products On-Line 24/7, CLICK HERE!

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Virtual Scrapbook Club

Introducing a fun new opportunity to scrapbook with all the benefits of scrapbook club, but you don't have to leave your own home. Once a month, I will email you a sample 12 x 12 layout (with measurements). You will supply your own cardstock, and we will meet via Zoom to scrapbook together. You will also be emailed a hostess code each month you participate so you can place your minimum $25 order. When you place your orders as a part of the club, you'll get a credit for each $25. When your credits total $150 you get to choose $15 in free product of your choice. Email me with questions or if you're interested in joining us.  

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Sunday, February 21, 2021

Thinking Spring with the New To Go Kit

I was a little later this month getting the February To Go kit ready, and clearly I was thinking spring when I was designing these cards.  I am ready for green grass and some spring flowers to start peeking up. 

Porch pick up is available now for $20 and $24 to mail the kit.  You will get all the pieces pre-cut and pre-punched to make 2 each of these 4 cards.  All you'll need is adhesive, ink and greetings stamps. 

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Sunday, February 14, 2021

Valentine's Day Glasses

Every year, I make valentines for my students, and it's always fun to create with the kids in mind.  This year I used the Paper Pumpkin stamps and created my own "card".  Did you know there are a lot of extra stamps each month that you can use to do alternatives to the Paper Pumpkin design or use them on your own projects?  This little snail is popular this year, and I liked the "hi valentine" stamp.  I don't want to be too lovey dovey so this was a perfect sentiment and it was printed instead of cursive.    

I had purchased these glasses just for fun but decided I would go ahead and make them the valentine "card" for the kids.  They get a lot of candy from each other already and I thought these would be fun on party day.  They were a hit, and I am thinking I need to be looking for glasses again for next year!

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Saturday, February 6, 2021

When I hear the mailman's truck coming I usually watch to see if he stops - might be a handmade card in the mailbox that I need to run out and get after all! He drove past without stopping today. Maybe Monday!

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Saturday, January 2, 2021

New Stamps Coming Soon!

They are coming January 5.  If you don't already work with a demonstrator, I would be happy to drop them in the mail for you.  Please let me know!  And if you are local, we can arrange a porch pick up or drop off anytime.  

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Friday, January 1, 2021

Ringing in the New Year

Happy New Year!  I am looking forward to 2021 and more stamping opportunities with my stamping friends!  And to start the year off, I am working on a swap with my stamping sisters.  It's so much fun to get the package of swaps in the mail - I get a ton of great ideas, and sometimes that the nudge I need to purchase a new stamp set or two. LOL 

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