Friday, November 21, 2014

Online Extravaganza!

Stampin’ Up! is having their Online Extravaganza starting this Monday Nov 24th until Dec 2nd 2014. There will be a door buster on Nov 24th and a 2nd one on Dec 1st. Those items will only be good for those days. Otherwise, the other items are good all week. If you have any questions please email me at I don’t always see your comments here and I would love to respond right away.  You can also order here Online Store So what will you be getting in this sale?

Online Extraganza

1st Door Buster

2nd Door Buster

20 percent

30 percent

40 percent

50 percent

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Festival of Trees


Winter Festival of Trees

Festival of Trees with Background

Fall Festival of Trees

I originally started playing with this stamp set that can be found in our holiday catalog to participate in a couple of color challenges. I believe I missed the cut off date for the challenges but wanted to still share what I was thinking and creating. I haven’t made these fronts into cards yet. I will try and remember to share the finished result when I finally decide how I will finish them off. This was my first time working with Stampin’ Up! Photopolymer stamps and I love it! I do have a Project Life set from Stampin’ Up! but haven’t played with it yet. What have you created that was out of your comfort zone? If you are interested in knowing what I used to make these colorful card fronts the list is below. Thank you so much for stopping by!


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Monday, October 6, 2014

World Card Making Day!


World Cardmaking Day 2014

How did you spend it? I got to spend a lovely afternoon with good friends and getting creative. This is a Project Life app  layout of all that we did. I made 2 cards and tags. My cards is the Hello Fall one and the Four Feathers one. I love being able to get together with friends and fellowshipping as well as getting a chance to get the creative juices flowing.  If you are interested in knowing what I used to make my cards you can find that information below. Thanks for stopping by!


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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Filling in the Gaps!


Current Color Collection 2014

Retired Color Collection 2014

I took advantage of the Stamp Stock & Save Sale that ends tomorrow (10-6-14). Out of curiosity I was wondering how many inkpads I didn’t have and it was 12 pads. In the first picture it is a picture of my current collection. The 2nd picture is of the retired colors I had. Down below you will see what colors I bought in this sale. Are you or did you take advantage of the sale?


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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Stamp, Stock & Save!

Stampin' Up! is so excited about this year's World Card Making Day, that we're having a ridiculous 15% off sale on some of your favorite products! From October 1-6 , you'll be able to purchase select ink, paper, envelops, and adhesive-all at a 15% discount! Select stamps are 20%!
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Fun with Tags!


CM Tags

I was asked by my church’s children ministry to make tags for them for a upcoming training. This is how it turned out. I thought it would look nicer if I put all the pictures together. I used the new Becky Higgins Project Life App to do that. I plan on printing my layouts with MDS so I will likely print this one to. It will make my memory keeping easier to keep up.  The last picture is of just the aftermath of outlining 65+ tags.  What special projects have you worked on lately?

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Nacho Average Challenge #106


Nacho Average Challenge #106

I decided to join this challenge this week. NAC #106 Like I have said earlier I really like color challenges. So its no surprise that I joined this one. The colors we were to use was Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Crisp Cantaloupe. I used Daffodil Delight in the cardstock. The Coastal Cabana in the dsp and the ink, the stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I colored the dsp with Crisp Cantaloupe. Have you joined any challenges lately? What are your favorite ones?

CCC #12


ccc #12

I am  still on my challenge kick. So this is my entry for CCC #12. The colors we were suppose to use was Marina Mist, Soft Suede and Old Olive. I love this Christmas set as the song Silent Night reminds me of my Mom. I believe this set is retired. I also used retired dsp but the cardstock is Old Olive. I would have been creating and sharing earlier in the week but I had to have a emergency root canal. Yuck! So it took me a couple days to recover as I did a lot of sleeping and vegging in front of the tv. I hope you join this challenge. It is a lot of fun!

Monday, September 8, 2014

PPA #218


ppa 218

Lately,I have been on a kick to participate in challenges. I am finding that I am enjoying the color challenges the best. This is the card that I made for Pals Paper Arts. This challenge closes tomorrow Sept 9th at 9:00 am PST. If your wanting to join you still have time! The colors they called for was Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey and Crumb Cake. I am really enjoying playing with my For All Things stamp set and Color me Autumn.  You can find those in the Holiday Catalog. If you are in need of one please let me know and I will be happy to send you one.  I liked the double stamp look. I think that is what it is called even though it was two different stamps and not the same one. If you’d like to try your hand in making this here’s the supply list. Thanks for looking and have a great day! Till next time!

  • Crumb Cake Ink  126975
  • Blackberry Bliss  Ink  133642
  • Hello Honey  Ink  133643
  • For All Things Stamp Set   135155
  • Color me Autumn DSP 135820
  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock  133675

Sunday, September 7, 2014



Ornament Keepsake SCSCC#494

Splitcoast Stampers does a color challenge every Tuesday. I love to read blogs and one of the blogs I read Hearts Hugs and Flowers posted about their challenge this week. So I decided to participate. You were to use the three colors it called for. Wild Wasabi, Basic Gray and Melon Mamba. You had a choice to make a summer card or a Christmas card with these non traditional colors. I chose to do the latter. Most of the things I used to make this card are retired.  But I am sure someone will appreciate this card come Christmas time. Have you started making your cards for the Holidays?

Wednesday, September 3, 2014



blended bloom with four feathers

blended bloom with calypsocoral

ccc#11 & blended bloom

Blended bloom and Hello Honey

I am trying to challenge myself. So I have decided to participate in the card/color challenges you would see around the web. One blog I found that had a color challenge was this. Stylin' Stampin Inspiration You can find more info if you follow the link. The color scheme they had was Rich Razzleberry, Hello Honey and Calypso Coral. This is what I came up with. I used the Four Feather Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog as well as the framelits that you can get in a bundle. I also used Blended Bloom and colored it with Calypso Coral Blendabilities.  In the picture of the 2 cards I had done that card for Creative Challenge Club. What do you do to challenge yourself or think out of the box?

  • Four Feathers Stampset and Feathers Framelits Dies 137630
  • Blended Bloom 135906
  • Calypso Coral Blendabilites 130996
  • Hello Honey Ink 133643
  • Hello Honey Cardstock 133678
  • Rich Razzleberry 126950

Hello Fall! CCC#11


Hello Fall Single

ccc #11

It is not quite fall yet but I couldn’t resist playing with some of the new product I had gotten recently from the holiday catalog  and to participate in Creative Challenge Clubs CCC#11. This week was a 3 color scheme and the challenge was to add a 4th color in. The colors I was challenged with was Pumpkin Pie, Island Indigo and Crushed Curry. I had to get creative with my Crushed Curry since I really didn’t have that color. A good thing that the dsp Color me Autumn came to my rescue. The 4th color I added was Mossy Meadow which I colored the top of my acorns with a Stampin’ Up! marker in that color. Please feel free to join in the challenge. The more the merrier. Also if 15 people participate you get a chance to be involved in a small shopping spree with Stampin’ Up! products. So are you ready for fall? What are you looking forward to the most?

Here is a list of some of the items I used

  • Color Me Autumn DSP 135820
  • For All Things 135155
  • Island Indigo Ink 126986
  • Island Indigo Cardstock 122923
  • Pumpkin Pie 126945
  • Mossy Meadow 133654

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Get Your Good Greetings Stamp Set Now!

From today until Oct. 31, host a party of $300 and earn a free Good Greetings Stamp Set! Don't miss out on this!

Earn your free Good Greetings Stamp Set now!

Now until Oct. 31,  you  will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches of  $300-that's in addition to the other exiting benefits! That's right, a FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from Aug. 28 to Oct. 31! This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more.
Dates: August 28th- October 31, 2014

So who would like to host a party for me? We can do this in person or do it online. Let me know what you prefer. This would be fun to get a group of people together and work on a project for the upcoming holidays. Remember this offer goes away on Oct 31st so act now. Hope to hear from you soon! 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

A Different Take on Project Life


project life thank you card

The other day I had to make a few thank you cards for some of my customers. I was going to see them that night and had run out of time in making a more elaborate card. I remembered in the past that my upline Patty Bennett had shared what she had done with Project Life cards that Stampin’ Up! now sells. So here’s my take on making a thank you card and using Project Life elements. Have you ever designed something out of the box? Please share. I used a mix of retired and new product. But you can still get these few items in our big catalog.  If your in need of a catalog or a Holiday catalog please let me know and I will be happy to send one out to you. Thank you for stopping by and looking!

  • Tangelo Twist Ink  133646
  • Everyday Adventure  Project Life  135298
  • Sweet Taffy DSP 133693

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Creative Challenge Club #9


ccc #9

There’s a group of people in my Luv2Stamp group that has started a Creative Challenge Club. You can get more details here.CCC09 Anyways I have never joined a challenge before. So I figured it was high time I did. Here also are some details of what I used to make this card.

  • Blended Bloom Stamp
  • Rich Razzleberry Blendabilites
  • Blackberry Bliss Cardstock
  • Back to Black DSP
  • Rhinestones

Please feel free to join this challenge. There’s a prize if there are 15 that link up!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Fun! Fun! Fun!

*Picture heavy post

fright night

Corner Garden

Merry Everything

graditude journal



Cards from Aug 2014 meeting

simply created kits

simply created kits 2

simply created kits 3

display table aug 2014

On Saturday my Stampin’ Up! group that is led by Patty Bennett had our Annual Awards Event! I will let the pictures tell the story. But look at the fun you could have if you joined my team! I am a instagrammer and have these pictures and others in my profile. If you would like to follow me you can do so here. Instagram

Here is some details on some of the products used. Just a reminder some of the products you see and listed will not be available until August 28th when our Holiday Catalog comes out. If you are not working with a demo please feel free to contact me here or email I will be happy to send you one right away!

This is for the project shown in picture #4

  • Gratitude Journal – Kraft Grid Journal #135718
  • Seasonally Scattered #135020
  • Gratitude for Days #136818
  • Autumn Wood Elements #135846
  • Tangerine Trim #135838
  • Mossy Meadow Ribbon #133670
  • Tangelo Twist Ribbon #133669
  • In Color Sequins #133631


This is for the project found in picture #3

  • Gift Card Holder- Gift Card Env Framelit #135854
  • All Is Calm DSP #135823
  • Merry Everything #135068
  • Note Tag Punch #135860
  • To/From #135191
  • Lost Lagoon Ribbon #135841
  • Silver Ribbon #132137

This is the project found in picture #5

  • Santa Note Card Holder Santa Stache #135032
  • Nordic Noel Dsp #135822
  • Mustache Framelit #133741
  • Gift Card Enclosure #136662
  • Tag Topper Punches #133324 and #133323
  • Real Red Ribbon #135840
  • Olive Trim #135837
  • Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities #130995
  • Memento Pad #132708

This is the project found in picture #2 Cindee Wilkerson was gracious enough to white emboss the card front for us all. It was done on Basic Black cardstock and colored in our choosing of Blendabilities.

  • Corner Garden Background Stamp #134045

Thanks for looking have a great day!

Friday, August 1, 2014


If you're anything like us, you absolutely love when BIG opportunities come your way. That's why we've brought you the chance to receive one of five free stamp set/framelit bundles below (your choice!) with purchase of a Big Shot. And if you get a Big Shot now, you'll be ready for all the new Big Shot accessories in the holiday catalog. If you already own a Big Shot, you can still purchase these discounted bundles at an amazing 15% off! This is one deal you won't want to miss-only available from August 1-31-as these bundles are one-time only exclusives.

Item Number
Stamp Set
Discounted Price
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle WM


Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
Sumthin' with Bubbly Words Bundle CM


Sumthin' Sumthin'
Word Bubbles
Decorative Goodies Bundle WM


Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
Decorative Goodies Bundle CM


Oh My Goodies
Deco Labels Collection
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM


Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM


Day of Celebration
Chalk Talk
Flowery Daydream Bundle WM


Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
Flowery Daydream Bundle CM


Daydream Medallions
Floral Collection
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM


Bright & Beautiful
Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM


Bright & Beautiful

Quick Card Share



blendedbloom purple

My upline Patty Bennett is having a meeting in the middle of this month. So instead of sending my meeting payment in just a envelope I thought I would make a card. Last month I got the chance to play with our new Blendabilites and had gotten the new stamp called Blended Bloom to try out. I am a big purple lover so no surprise that I used Rich Razzleberry for the coloring. I also added a spot of Daffodil Delight and rhinestones. The purple dotted dsp is retired.

Thanks for looking! Are you doing anything creative over the weekend? If I can be of any help in your crafting needs please feel free to leave me a message and I’ll get back to you. Take care!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Today & Everyday and Perfect Peacock


Today & Everyday

Perfect Peacock

I just thought I would share what I had done tonight. This is some of the product that can be found in our new catalog. The first picture is the Today & Everyday stamp set colored with our blendabilites. The second picture is the Perfect Peacock also colored with blendabilites.

I can’t decide which peacock I like. Do you have a favorite?

I think next time with the motorcycle at least I may use our markers.

Anyways, thanks for stopping by! If you are in need of a catalog please let me know I will be happy to send you one if you don’t already have a demo. Take care and have a great week!

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Buy 3 DSP, Get 1 Free!!


During the entire month of July, when you purchase three Designer Series Paper packs, you'll get one free. That's like getting $10.95 off your purchase AND receiving an extra--did we mention FREE?-- DSP!

Keep in mind:
  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you  will receive one free. 
  • To get your free DSP, enter it in your order separately from the three packs you're paying for. For example, if you want four packs of the same type of paper, put in the three you're paying for and enter the fourth as a separate item.
These items don't qualify for the offer:
  • Designer Series Paper Stacks
  • Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • Designer Series Paper ordered through hostess benefits

  • Check out our Designer Series Papers in the annual catalog pages 186 &187
  • Promotion Dates and Deadlines: July 1-31, 2014

Item #
Flowerpot Designer Series Paper
$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA
Flashback Designer Series Paper
$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA
Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper
$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA
Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper
$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA
Park Lane Designer Series Paper
$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA
Maritime Designer Series Paper
$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA
Lullaby Designer Series Paper
$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA
Back to Black Designer Series Paper
$10.95 US/ $13.50 CA

Stampin’ Blendabilities!



Flowerfest blend

I just wanted to share a couple of pictures of stamping and coloring I did with Blendabilites. You can get 6 of the markers advertised in the catalog now.  In the first picture I stamped with Blended Bloom that is in the new catalog. In the 2nd picture it is with a retired stamp called Flower Fest. Both were colored with the Rich Razzeleberry Assortment which happens to be my favorite color. The black you see is from our Memento Pad. If you are interested in any of these products please let me know and I will be happy to help you!

Here’s a list of the Blendabilities you can get now!

  • Cherry Cobbler
  • Rich Razzleberry
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Old Olive
  • Pumpkin Pie

And the ink you will want to get is called

  • Memento Pad-Tuxedo Black

And again the 1st flower stamp I used is called

  • Blended Bloom

I can’t wait to see what you guys create!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Sail Away


Sail Away Blend

Sail Away Blend Close Up

Sun with Daffodil Delight

Hello there! As I told you in a earlier post I am participating in a monthly card swap. The theme for May was summer and this is what I came up with. I realized that I didn’t share this with all my fine blog readers so I figured I should remedy that! The stamp is a retired product called Sail Away. But the coloring was done with new product called Blendabilities. Which should be coming out soon that you may order. You can see the colors we have in our new catalog. I had a lot of fun with it as I love to color. What summer plans do you have this year? Thanks for stopping by!