Flowery Thank you

Flowery Love 2

Today I have some cards that fit into the quick and easy category.  I was in need of some thank you cards and was able to quickly make several of these.  Since I plan to send them, I decided not to bling them up.  I was just dying to place a small pearl in the center of each flower but controlled myself and  colored each one in with my Daffodil Delight marker.  These two cards are very similar. I used the same colors – Pacific Point, Blackberry Bliss and Daffodil Delight but varied how I used them.

Flowery Love 1

Are you wondering how I was able to line up the flowers?  Easy!  I used one of our stencils in the Dots & Stripes pack.  It made achieving evenly spaced flowers so simple.  I used washi tape to keep my Whisper White piece in place as well as the stencil itself.  If you do this, be sure to rinse the stencil under water when you are finished so you can avoided transferring ink where you don’t want it.

Dots Mask

With the card below, I decided to be daring (I’m so adventurous) and not use the mask.  Some are too close to each other, which bugs me, but I am sure others wouldn’t even notice.  I definitely like all of the color though!

Flowery Love 3

The stamps I used come from two different sets.  The sentiment is from Rose Wonder and the flower came from Bloomin’ Love. Sometimes the teeny tiny stamps get neglected and unused.   Check out the stamp sets you currently own to see what you can create!

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Free Stamp Set

Yesterday I shared a card using the Sale-a-bration stamp set What I Love.  I used one of the sentiments  but there’s so much more to love about this set of stamps.  Check out the video below from Stampin’ Up! for more ideas.

The best time to buy Stampin’ Up! products is during Sale-a-bration which is going on right now!  For every $50 you spend, before shipping and tax, you can choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.

Click HERE to look inside the Sale-a-bration catalog!


If you’d like to place an order, click HERE to be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store!

Have a terrific weekend!

Weekly Deals

Here are the Weekly Deals for this week!  These prices are good until Monday, February 8th or while supplies last!  If you would like to place an order, click any of the products below and you’ll be taken to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Inky Fingers

This week I played in my craft room and it was so nice to get ink all over my fingers.  It felt good to create!!!   I pulled out the Rose Garden Thinlits Dies and stamp pads and got to work.

Rose Garden Blended background

I had an idea as to what I wanted to create but neither of these cards are what I intended.  I wanted to have blended color in the middle of the card and then place my Whisper White Rose die cut on top.

I started blending Rose Red and Garden Green onto Whisper White cardstock but wasn’t happy with the results so I decided to cut out the Rose Garden Thinlit using my blended background.   The card I created with the cut out is below.

Rose Garden

Then I tried to accomplish what I had in my mind but again wasn’t happy with the results so I tried blending the colors out to the edge of the paper instead and that result is my first card.

To adhere the Thinlits, I used two different products.  One of them is glued down with Tombow Liquid Multipurpose Glue and the other (a non Stampin’ Up! product) is a spray adhesive from Elmer’s.  Both worked equally well.

I’ve included my supplies below but here are a few extra details:

  •  The sentiment on the first card is from the Card Kit called Watercolor Wishes.  This is a card kit with the stamp set included.


  •  The sentiment on the second card is from a FREE Sale-a-bration set called What I Love.  Place a $50 order (before tax and shipping) and you can choose this stamp set, FREE!  If you are reading this on my blog, the Sale-a-bration catalog can be found  on the right hand side.  Click on the cover of the catalog to see what other choices there are.


  • Three of the items in the Sale-a-bration catalog are only available until February 15th at which time they will go away and there will be three new items.   The three sets that will no longer be available after the 15th are below.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!


Perfectly Artistic DSP

Sky is the Limit

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Hello Again!

2016!  Remember when the year 2000 sounded so strange?  It is hard to believe that 16 years have gone by!

First, I want to say thank you to those of you who have continued to visit my blog even though I haven’t posted in quite some time.  Life has thrown me some curveballs recently and my crafting has been put on hold.  I haven’t created a project in so long and I really miss it.  It hasn’t stopped me from BUYING crafting products though!  Oh my.

As many of you were with family on Thanksgiving, my husband and I were at my mom’s.  When I went back home, I found that our house had been burglarized and we know that it occurred on Thanksgiving Day.  It just amazes me that some people feel that it’s okay to break into someone’s home and take anything they want.  I’ve tried to be positive but it’s hard.  Things were taken that had precious memories attached to them, things that can’t be replaced.  And yes, I keep reminding myself that they are just things.  I have so much to be thankful for and that is what I’m trying to focus on.

My mom is doing really well.  Her knee replacement surgery (and two more hospital stays) took much longer to bounce back from that we originally thought.  But she’s getting stronger every day and loves that she can walk without pain!

I hope to start creating soon. The Occasions Catalog goes live on January 5th and as a demonstrator I was able to place a pre-order.  I’m excited to pull out some of the new goodies that I purchased and create very soon.

Here are some Stampin’ Up! updates:

The Stampin’ Up! Year End Sale will end on January 4th.  You’ll find clearance items, closeouts and discounted CURRENT retiring holiday products. There’s quite an assortment of items so be sure to check it out HERE.

Here are the Weekly Deals for this week.  These prices are good until Monday, January 4th or while supplies last.  If you’d like to place an order, click here and you’ll be taken to my online store or click on an item below for more information.

Thank you for visiting my blog today and I hope to be back soon.

Take Care & Happy New Year!

Goodbye, Kristina

Kristina & Amber

On November 19th, my friend, Kristina Dodson, lost her battle with ALS.  She’s pictured here with her daughter, Amber – two beautiful women.

Kristina was also a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and we met at the 2012  annual Stampin’ Up! convention.  She lived in Kansas and I am in California so when we met up each year, we had so much to talk about. We would email throughout the year and looked forward to seeing each other at Convention.  During that first convention, we would meet in the evenings in the lobby of our hotel and talk for hours.

At our next Convention, in July 2013,  we roomed together and had a great time. Kristina had just been diagnosed with ALS a few months earlier.

In July 2014, Kristina’s daughter, Amber, came to Convention with her.  The two of them shared a very special bond and I am so happy that I was able to spend time with both of them.  We found so much to laugh about and it was a trip that I will never forget.

That same year Kristina and I both were celebrating milestones with Stampin’ Up!.  It was my 5th year and her 10th.  It was special that we were able to go onstage together.

Kristina was a very special person and I feel so blessed that she came into my life. I will forever be grateful for our friendship.  I will miss her dearly.

K & I on stage_edited-1

Kristina and I July 2013

Kristina and I
July 2013

Online Extravaganza Begins Tomorrow!

online extravaganza

The Stampin’ Up! Online Extravaganza begins tomorrow!  There will be TWO flash sales, one tomorrow and the other will be on the 30th.  Throughout the week, discounts on select products will range from 20-50%.  Additional products from current catalogs may be purchased on the same order.

Online Extravaganza savings are only available while supplies last, so get them while you can! Last year some product sold out in just a few hours!

Please click here to download the Online Extravaganza PDF to see what’s on sale.

Click here to place an order!

Weekly Deals

Here are the Weekly Deals! These prices are good until Monday, November 23rd or while supplies last.  Click here to place an order!

I want to point out that the Snow Friends Framelits Dies are not on the Holiday Catalog Retiring List.  If you’ve had your eye on them, you might want to pick them up while they are on sale this week!

Update and Retirement List

Hi Friends,

It’s been a long four weeks.  In my last blog post I explained that I haven’t been posting because I’ve been helping my mom recover from knee replacement surgery.  The surgery went very well and her leg is doing great.  A week after the surgery she had some heart complications and was hospitalized.  Unfortunately less than a week after she was released, she was hospitalized again. She’s been back home since Friday and I think she’s finally on the road to recovery!  She’s gaining her strength back and life is slowly returning to normal.  I’m doing the happy dance!

Retiring List

I wanted to pop in today to let you know about the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Retirement List, something that has never been done before!  Below you can click on the link to see what is retiring from the Holiday Catalog.  Retiring stamp sets on the list, will continue to be produced until December 28th.  Everything else will be WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.  This starts today! If you’ve had your eye on any of the goodies in the Holiday Catalog, now is the time to purchase them.

Click here to see the Holiday Catalog Retiring List

This list will be updated daily with items that have sold out.

Click here to place an order.

I’ll be back tomorrow with the Weekly Deals! Have a wonderful day!

Checking In

Hi Friends,

I am just checking in.  Its been quite a few weeks since my last post and I wanted to explain my absence.  My mom had knee replacement surgery on October 21st.  The surgery went very well and her knee is healing just as it should be.  She starts outpatient physical therapy tomorrow so she’ll continue to get stronger every day.

Along the way though she has had some other medical issues come up that have slowed everything down.  After coming home from one hospital, she was admitted to another one four days later where she stayed for five days.  I’ve been with her since the surgery and I’m her unofficial nurse.  If you know me, you know that blood makes me queasy (that is putting it mildly) so thankfully there’s none of that! I’m dispensing pills, cooking meals, helping with physical therapy, and doing whatever I can to help my mom.

I brought many of my crafting goodies to my mom’s house but haven’t had a chance to sit down and create.  I have many ideas swirling around in my head but actual sitting down and crafting just hasn’t happened yet.

If you would like to place an order at my Stampin’ Up! online store, the November host code is:  A2J6ZHYU.   If you place an order, you will receive the monthly ordering special  projects but they will be a bit delayed.  I have not yet posted them but you will receive them.  I hope to have them posted this coming week but we’ll see . . . .

I hope you have a wonderful week.