Creating Designer Series Paper

Would you like to see some of the new DSP that will be available tomorrow?  Stampin’ Up! has just released this video and in it they share some of the new DSP and the process that goes into creating their beautiful paper.  I found it very interesting!

Garden in Bloom Happy Birthday

Today is my friend Kristina’s birthday.  We met three years ago at a Stampin’ Up! convention.  Last year we went up on the stage together for her 10th Stampin’ Up! anniversary and my 5th. I was very nervous about going up there but it was special because we did it together.  The second picture is from several years ago. Happy Birthday, Kristina!

K & I on stage_edited-1

K & I convention

My card today uses the stamp set Garden in Bloom. Although you can use an outline for the flower, I chose to just use the “inside” part (see the picture below of the stamp set).

Happy Birthday Flowers

Garden in Bloom #139433

Garden in Bloom

After stamping, I used the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  My sentiment comes  from the stamp set Cottage Greetings.  I used the Lots of Labels Framelits and sponged each piece with Daffodil Delight.  I finished it off with a little bow using  Cucumber Crush Dotted Lace Trim.

I will be back later and add the supply list.

Holiday Catalog Sneak Peek

The Holiday Catalog goes live next Tuesday, September 1st, but today I have a sneak peek of four new products in this gem of a catalog!    Can you guess what’s new?

Trick or Treat

  1.  Spider Web Doilies
  2.  BLACK  Glimmer Paper
  3.  A Little Something stamp set
  4.  Softly Falling Embossing Folder – It is meant to be used as snow but I think it looks just fine on my Halloween card

Trick or Treat close up
I started out with my two favorite color combinations for Halloween – Elegant Eggplant and Pumpkin Pie. To adhere my layers together, I used our Liquid Multipurpose Glue.  I’ve started using it more and more because it gives me a little bit of time to make sure that my layers are straight.  I wanted my pumpkins orange on the sentiment so I used my Stampin’ Write markers to color it.  The Black Glimmer Paper is so pretty and sparkly!!  Lately I seem to finish every projects with several rhinestones and this one was no exception!

I can’t add our new products in my list below until they go live on Wednesday but below you will find the products that are available now.  For more info or to place an order, click on any picture below.

Product List

If you would like your own copy of the Holiday Catalog, email me and I’ll send one out to you! If you’ve placed an order with me within the last 12 months, your copy is on its way!

Holiday Catalog 2015

Last Day and Weekly Deals

August Incentive Cards

Last Day!

Today is the last day to receive these three completed cards FREE with a minimum $35 order.  In addition, you’ll receive a PDF for each card listing the supplies and cutting instructions and you’ll have access to a private video showing you tips and tricks to make these cards on your own.  For more information, click here!

Weekly Deals logo

These special prices are good until Monday, August 31st, or while supplies last!  Click on any of the products and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  Any questions, let me know!

Stampin’ Up & South Hill Designs

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but in addition to being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, I also sell South Hill Designs products. As I was making today’s card, I immediately thought how easy it would be to make a locket to match.

SHD SU locket

Inside the Silver Tone Crystal locket are our beautiful birthstone Swarovski crystals surrounding a silver crystal butterfly.  The chain (my absolute favorite) is called the Multifaceted Link Chain.  If you would like to see more SHD products, click here.

Onto my card! The inspiration for this card comes from Donna Mikasa for Hero Arts.  I made a Stampin’ Up! version.

Butterfly Thank you

I embossed a small section of Whisper White cardstock with the new Elegant Dots embossing folder. After cutting out three butterflies with the Bold Butterfly Framelits, I sponged the upper section of each with a sponge dauber and my stamp pads in Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi and Melon Mambo.  I popped each one up with a piece of Stampin’ Dimensional (the part of the dimensionals that you might throw away, around the perimeter). My sentiment comes from the host set, Best Thoughts.

The supplies I used are listed below.  If you would like more information about a product or you’d like to place an order, simply click on a picture below.

Product List

August Ordering Incentive

August Incentive Cards

This Tuesday, August 25th, is the last day to receive these three completed cards with a minimum $35 purchase.  Click here for more details!

Ordering Suggestions for August Incentive:

Daffodil Delight Stamp Pad #126944  $6.50

Wild Wasabi Stamp Pad #126959  $6.50

Melon Mambo Stamp Pad #126948  $6.50

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink #132708  $6.00

Sponge Daubers  #133773  $5.00

Rhinestones  #119246  $5.00

Total:  $35.50


Bold Butterfly Framelits  #138135  $17.00

Elegant Dots Embossing Folder #138287  $7.50

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink #132708  $6.00

Sponge Daubers  #133773  $5.00

Total:  $35.50

Holiday Catalog

Holiday Catalog 2015

Here it is – the cover of the Holiday Catalog!  It is FILLED with so many fun new products!!! You can start ordering from this catalog in less than two weeks, on September 1st.

If you’ve ordered from me in the past 12 months, your catalog will be in the mail early next week.  If you don’t have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator and would like a catalog, please email me your mailing information and I’ll get one out to you (U.S. residents only).

You can email me at:    OR   use the button on the top left sidebar

Sunday Share

Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you’ve had a good week!

My son-in-law celebrated his birthday on Thursday and I thought I would share my daughter’s gift to him.  She took his favorite albums and posed the kids on top of them (its actually two separate photos).  Isn’t it adorable – especially with their headphones on?  I know he’ll hang these proudly in his music room.

A & B headphones

Enjoy the rest of your day!

Watercolor Wings

Watercolor wings

Oh my!  You certainly can make some beautiful butterflies with the stamp set Watercolor Wings! There are so many possibilities! To create my large butterfly, I used the stamps that I’ve labeled below.  First, I stamped with Pool Party.  Next, using Bermuda Bay, I inked up the stamp and then stamped off onto my grid paper before stamping over the Pool Party image.  Blackberry Bliss was last and I used this full strength.  I tried stamping it off first but really like how it looks full strength.  The thing is, you can try all different combinations and have a beautiful creation!

Watercolor Wings #139424  $26.00 Photopolymer

Watercolor Wings
#139424 $26.00

I cut it out using the coordinating Bold Butterfly Framelits (the Framelits and stamp set can be purchased as a bundle with a 15% discount) but you could also cut it out with your scissors.  My Blackberry Bliss butterfly on the top was made using the Butterflies Thinlits dies.  All of these supplies will be listed in my Product List below. My sentiment is also from the Watercolor Wings stamp set along with the dots which I did in Bermuda Bay. I did some of the dots full strength and others I stamped off one or two times. I decided at the last minute to run it through the Decorative Dots embossing folder.  I can’t wait to see what else I can create with this set!

Product List – Click on any item below for more information or to make a purchase.

August Ordering Incentive

Just a few days left to receive these three completed cards with a $35 order! Read here for more details!

August Incentive Cards

 Ordering Suggestions for the August Incentive:

Watercolor Wings & Bold Butterfly Framelits #140232  $36.50


Watercolor Wings stamp set #139424  $26.00

Whisper White cardstock #100730  $8.50

Stampin’ Dimensionals #104430  $4.00

Total:  $38.50

Cottage Greetings Card Kit

cottage greetings kit

I was finally able to sit down and play with the Cottage Greetings Card Kit.  I am so impressed with the contents!  You’ll get enough supplies to make 15 cards.  There are three different 5″ x 5″ card bases which all have silver sparkle on them.  In addition, you’ll receive silver foil envelope liners, envelopes, die cut paper and foil images, baker’s twine, sequins, wood veneer sheets, enamel dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals.  You need to supply stamp pads, Snail adhesive, Multipurpose Liquid Glue and a stamp set.  I used the one that coordinates with the set, Cottage Greetings (I’ll provide a link to all of these extras in my supply list below) but you could use whatever you already own.

cottage greetings card bases

Three different card bases

You can put the cards together as shown on the cover of the kit or switch things around. I did a little of both!

cottage greeting 1_6166

cottage greetings 2_6168

cottage greeting 6171

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cottage greetings 3_6164

If you would love to make your own cards and want something quick, easy and CUTE, this kit might be just what you’re looking for!

Product List – Click on any item below for more information or to place an order at my Stampin’ Up! online store!

August Ordering Incentive

Place a minimum $35 order and I’ll send you these three completed cards, a PDF for each card that includes cutting instructions and supplies, and you’ll have access to two videos with tips and tricks to make them on your own! Click here for more details!

August Incentive Cards

Ordering Suggestion for August Ordering Incentive

Cottage Greetings Card Kit (138377) $16.00

Cottage Greetings Clear Mount Stamp Set (139962)  $16.00

Delightful Dijon Stamp Pad (138327) $6.50

Total:  $38.50

Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals logo

The Weekly Deals are here!  These prices are good until Monday, August 24, 2015 or while supplies last! Click on any item for more information or to place an order at my Stampin’ Up! online store!


August Ordering Incentive

August Incentive Cards

Place a minimum $35 order and I will send you these three completed cards, a PDF with all the supplies needed along with cutting instructions and access to a private video showing you tips for making the cards.  For more details, click here!