Beautiful Bouquet Bundle by Stampin’ Up!

Have you heard about Stampin’ Up! bundles?  When you combine a select stamp set with a coordinating accessory, you save 10%! There are 24 different bundles to choose from in the Annual Catalog.  Some are available in wood, clear and photopolymer while others only come in photopolymer. You can purchase these items separately but buying them at the same time will be a savings to you!

The Beautiful Bouquet Bundle combines the stamp set Beautiful Bouquet with the Bouquet Bunch Framelits Dies.

The stamp set is photopolymer which includes 37 different stamps and you’ll receive 21 dies with the Framelits.  Imagine all the possiblilities!

If you’d like to see all of the bundles available from Stampin’ Up!, click here!

My Thankful Thoughts Card Kit is available with any size order at my Stampin’ Up! online store.  The kit includes a 9 page PDF with instructions, measurements and supply lists. For all the details and the host code for this kit when placing your order, click here!

Have a terrific weekend!

Fresh Florals Thank You

Today’s card is quick and easy to create!  I used paper from the Stampin’ Up! Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack which coordinates beautifully with Fresh Fig & Whisper White cardstock.   The sentiment is from the stamp set One Big Meaning whicht has 7 different stamps that all say thanks!  I used Fresh Fig to stamp “Thank You” and cut it out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  It sits on another circle cut out of the same framelits in Fresh Fig.  Three rhinestones finish the card.

If you follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you saw today’s card right after I created it.  Ooops!  It happens to all of us.  You’re ready to write inside your card and realize that you made one big boo-boo!  All you can do is laugh (after a few choice words)!

Below you’ll find the measurements for this card as well as all of the Stampin’ Up! products I used.


Base:  Fresh Fig 11″ x 4-1/4″

Second Layer:  Whisper White  4″ x 5-1/4″

Third Layer:  Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack 3-3/4″ x 5″

Stampin’ Up! Supplies

Big Shot


Every order placed at my Stampin’ Up! online store until September 7th will receive my Thankful Thoughts Card Kit.  Simply place your order using the Host Code S9H3JGWA and I’ll send you a kit to make 3 beautiful thank you cards.  You’ll also receive a 9 page color PDF with all of the directions to complete the cards, measurements, and supplies.  For all of the fine details, click here!

Thankful Thoughts Card Kit

Would you like to receive my Thankful Thoughts Card Kit?  The kit includes all the supplies (except ink, adhesive and stamps) you’ll need to make three beautiful thank you cards. Any size order placed between now and September 7th will receive my Thankful Thoughts Card Kit free!  Yes, any size order!

Here’s how it works:

Place any size order at my Stampin’ Up! online store and use the host code below:

Thankful Thoughts Card Kit Host Code   S9H3JGWA

Your order will be delivered by Stampin’ Up! directly to your home.

When I receive notification of your order, within 24 hours, I’ll email you the Thankful Thoughts Card Kit PDF.  This is a 9 page color PDF with pictures, directions to complete the thank you cards as well as a supply list for each card.

I’ll send you a kit, via snail mail, with all the supplies needed to create the Thankful Thoughts cards. You’ll need to provide Calypso Coral & Night of Navy ink, adhesive and the Thankful Thoughts stamp set. If you don’t have the stamp set, you can order it here or substitute it for a stamp set in your collection .  I’ll do all the cutting, scoring, die-cutting and punching so that you can sit just down and make your cards!

Every order always receives a small gift from me as well as a thank you card.  You never know what I’ll send!

When placing your order, every increment of $25 (before shipping/tax), will receive a Bradley Point ($50 = 2 points, $75 = 3 points).  Collect 16 and you’ll be able to choose a stamp set valued at $39 or less! This offer is only available through me. 

This will give you a chance to try out one of my card kits and at the same time, you’ll automatically become one of my VIPs! Read all about my VIP Program here!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me!

Offer only open to U.S. residents per Stampin’ Up! guidelines.

Tool Time Tuesday – VersaMark

Welcome to Tool Time Tuesday! Each week I focus on a tool that can be found in the Stampin’ Up! catalog.  This week we’re going to talk about VersaMark, a watermark stamp pad (when you stamp on dark card stock, it leaves a darker image, like a watermark).

You can find many, many stamp pads in the catalog and it can be quite daunting trying to figure out which stamp pad to use when.  VersaMark is a staple in my craft room! (more…)

Paper Pumpkin 50% Off

If you’d like to give Paper Pumpkin a try, now’s the time!  Sign up between now and September 10th and you’ll receive 50% off the fall themed Paper Pumpkin!  Use the code HALFOFF0917 and you’ll receive your Paper Pumpkin kit, mid September.  

If you decide to continue after the September kit, do nothing and you’ll continue to receive Paper Pumpkin each month.  If you don’t wish to continue your subscription, just go onto the Paper Pumpkin site and cancel.  If you’re ready to sign up, click here! Don’t forget to use the code HALFOFF0917

More Information About Paper Pumpkin 

Every kit comes with an exclusive stamp set to use over and over!

You’ll receive at least one Classic Stampin’ Spot with every kit. The colors don’t repeat in a 12-month period, so it’s easy to build a collection of colorful ink.

Every new subscriber receives a clear block (size D) with their first kit to help them get started and to use throughout their subscription.

In addition to a stamp set and ink spot(s), the kits include supplies to make projects like cards, home décor, gift packaging, and more. For example, the card kits (6+ per year) always include 8 cards—at least!

It’s flexible! You can suspend (for a month) or cancel at anytime.

Since all the prep work is done, the projects take a shorter time to complete, making it the perfect on-the-go craft. Headed out of town? Grab a kit to create during some downtime. It’s all contained in one little box, so it’s easy to take anywhere!

It’s a surprise in your mailbox every month. Because who doesn’t love happy mail?

Every month, Stampin’ Up! will post a video to quickly demonstrate how to assemble each kit! 

Every subscriber has exclusive access to a selection of past kits. So, when a kit runs out, you can buy more—either as a full kit or a refill (without stamp set and ink).

If you have more questions, don’t hesitate to contact me. If you’re excited about a fall themed kit at 50% off, click here and don’t forget to use the code HALFOFF0917

Have a terrific day!

Grown with Love

Today’s card uses the new bundle in the Annual Catalog called Grown with Love. It  includes not only a flower pot but a watering can and wagon.  How cute is that?

I stamped the flower pot in Crumb Cake and then used the Frameliits to cut it out. The flowers and leaves were stamped in Garden Green directly onto the Whisper White base but then stamped again in Berry Burst and Daffodil Delight  so I could cut the flowers out with the Framelits.  These  Framelits actually only cut out the three larger flowers but I cut the smaller ones too with these larger dies and then trimmed them a bit. I attached the flowers with glue dots.  The flower pot is adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I took three strands of Linen Thread, tied them into a bow and attached it to the flower pot with a glue dot.  


Whisper White card stock:  11″ x 4-1/4″  Scored @ 5-1/2″ and 5″ x 3-3/4″

Daffodil Delight card stock: 5-1/4″ x 4″

Berry Burst card stock:  4″ x 3-1/4″

I love hearing from you!  If you have any thoughts or questions about today’s card, please leave a comment! 

Stamping Supplies – Below you’ll find all of the products I used to create today’s card.  If you are interested in purchasing both the stamp set AND Framelits, be sure to select either the clear or wood bundle for a savings of 10%.  Clicking any of the pictures below will take you directly to my Stampin’ Up! online store.    

Glue Dots


Big Shot


To learn all about the Carols of Christmas promotion, please click here!

Carols of Christmas

Stampin’ Up! has made one of its Christmas bundles, Carols of Christmas, available before its release in the Holiday Catalog on September 1st.  The stamp set and matching framelits can be purchased separately or save 10% when you buy the bundle!

Click on the video below to learn all about this brand new bundle.  If you’re viewing this in an email, click here.

Save 10% when you buy the stamp set and thinlits together or purchase them separately.  


Tool Time Tuesday

I’m starting a new series called Tool Time Tuesday! The Stampin’ Up! catalog is filled with so many wonderful products that I thought I’d highlight a different one each Tuesday.  If there’s a product that you’ve had questions about, please email me and I’ll highlight it in an upcoming post of Tool Time Tuesday!

If you follow me, you know I love my Big Shot and use it for almost every project I make.  Another tool that I use daily is the Paper Piercing Tool!

When I first became a demonstrator this tool was primarily meant to be used to poke holes in paper to create patterns and you were able to purchase plastic templates to do just that.  We know longer carry those templates but I would be lost without my paper-piercing tool!  I use it to pick up rhinestones, pearls, enamel shapes and glitter enamel dots and then place them on my card stock. Trying to pick them off the paper they come on with your finger can be very frustrating.  Slipping the sharp pointed end under the jewel and bringing it to your paper couldn’t be easier with this tool.  

I also use it to remove glue dots from the roll they come on.  Again, so easy to slip the tool under the glue dot and onto your paper! Sometimes when using your finger to release it, by the time you bring it to your paper it’s gone!  Has that ever happened to you?  You can’t figure out where it went until you find it stuck to your elbow, arm . . . . . of course I know this from personal experience!

Another product it works wonders with is Tear and Tape.  I can’t even imagine trying to release that paper from the glue strip with my nails.  It’s something that can definitely be done but it is oh so easy with this wonderful tool.  It kind of reminds me of trying to get one of those plastic bags in the produce department open.  It can be so darn time consuming! I wish there was a tool to open those!  Ha, ha!

The paper piercer also helps with releasing all of the paper from your Big Shot dies.  Thankfully there are now tools such as the Die Brush & the Precision Base Plate that help to release much of the paper out of the dies but there are always a few that need a little encouragement to come out and the paper-piercing tool is perfect for the job!

A companion piece to the paper-piercer is the Stampin’ Pierce Mat.  I find that I don’t really use the mat & piercer together very often these days.  The mat is terrific though to use as a surface to stamp on when using photopolymer stamps.  Sometimes it can be difficult to get nice coverage with photopolymer, but the mat helps to get better ink coverage on your card stock.  

As you can see, the Paper-Piercing tool is a must have in your craft room! I hope you’ll join me next Tuesday for another Tool Time Tuesday!

If you’d like to purchase any of the items I referred to into today’s post, simply click on the product below and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store! 

Glue Dots


Mini Treat Bag Using Naturally Eclectic Paper

Happy Monday!  I hope your weekend was enjoyable!

Last week I shared several projects using the Stampin’ Up! paper, Naturally Eclectic and today I’m sharing one more using this beautiful paper!  

I made this cute bag using the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and Emerald Envy card stock. This die makes it extremely easy to make a bag in just a few minutes!  After running it through the Big Shot, I placed it inside the Pinewood Planks embossing folder and ran it through the Big shot once more. Then,  it’s easy to add adhesive in a few spots and your treat bag is finished.  

I stayed with the theme of using a banner, again made with the Banner Triple punch.  The butterfly was cut out with the Move Me Thinlits in Basic Black.  Using glue dots, I attached the butterfly to the banner and then clipped it to the treat bag with our new Gold Library Clips. “Friend” comes from the stamp set Hello Friend.  It was stamped with Emerald Envy, punched out with the Classic Label punch and then slipped under the clip.

Tip:  When putting the treat bag together, I recommend using either Fast Fuse or Tear and Tape.  They will give you a much stronger hold.  

Stamping Supplies :  I’ve included a list of all the products I used.  To purchase any of these products, just click on any picture and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store. 

Glue Dots


Big Shot


Tracy’s Sunday Share

Happy Sunday!

This week my husband and I celebrated our 37th wedding anniversary.  For the first time in a long time, we went out of town to celebrate.  When I taught elementary school for years, school started at the end of July, so going away in early August was never an option.  But this year nothing was stopping us and we headed to Las Vegas. We had a great time!

My husband doesn’t care for Las Vegas but I convinced him we’d have a good time at the Wynn and we did! My daughter, Jenny, and I have gone there before and loved it and I knew Mark would too.  The hotel is so nice and so big that you could just stay there without venturing out onto the Las Vegas strip. We relaxed by the pool, had a few drinks, went to a show and ate (we especially enjoyed our Eggs Benedict)!

I like to play on the slot machines but Mark doesn’t so he worked out while I walked the casino from machine to machine.  That’s still a workout, right?  That’s what my Fitbit said!  🙂

Getting back to real life is always difficult especially figuring out what to have for dinner the day you get back. But that makes these trips even more special.

Where have you gone recently (or would like to go) to relax, unwind, or celebrate a special event?

Naturally Eclectic by Stampin’ Up!

Today I have another card using the beautiful Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper.  If you visited my blog yesterday, the card design will look very familiar.  This time I used two different designs (also in the Naturally Eclectic Paper) and did a little something different with the sentiment.

Card Info

The Banner Triple punch was used to create the banners.

The sentiment was stamped in Soft Sky ink with the Eastern Beauty stamp set.  It was cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits.

The base of the card is Lemon Lime Twist and the layer on top is Soft Sky cardstock.

The pretty little accents are Glitter Enamel Dots

Stamping Supplies –  Ready to place an order?  Just click on any of the products below!

Big Shot


Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back on Monday!  Have a great weekend!