Seasonally Scattered Dawn

Today I have a card that I received from my upline, Dawn.  She used the set Seasonally Scattered (you can see the card I posted the other day with this set HERE).  She also used another the stamp set Four Feathers and cut them out with the Feathers Framelits Dies.  I don’t have this stamp set with the coordinating Framelits but I have seen them used on so many cute cards.  Dawn also added Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  It is so shimmery and pretty in person.

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thanks pinks

Thanks blues and greeens

Several weeks ago I played around with the Stripes Decorative Mask. The hardest part of the card was deciding which colors to use!

After placing my Whisper White cardstock on my work surface, I used blue Painters tape all around the mask (stencil) so that it wouldn’t move while I sponged on color.  I used sponges with my stamp pad but sponge daubers would also work.  After adding a sentiment, I thought each card needed a little something extra, so I added some rhinestones.  Pretty quick and easy card to make!

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Weekly Deals

The newest Weekly Deals are here! These discounted prices are good until Monday, September 22nd or while supplies last!

Weekly Deals Weekly Deals 2 You can visit my Stampin’ Up! website at or click here!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Seasonally Scattered


Seasonally Scattered Thanks


Seasonally Scattered thanks side by side

Happy Monday!  I hope you had an enjoyable weekend! Last night my granddaughter spent the night and while she is still sleeping I thought I would quickly write this post!

This was a fun card to make! Using one of the stamps from the set Seasonally Scattered,  I used my Stampin’ Write Markers (Pacific Point, Garden Green, Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo) and colored directly onto the stamp.  Once I finished, I huffed on the entire area to reactivate the ink and stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  The fun thing about this, is that no two cards are alike, each one is a bit different.  There is nothing difficult about this card but it does take more time than simply stamping in one color.  But don’t you think the variety of colors is pretty?  I bet you have some stamps in your stash that would lend themselves to this technique.  Go give it a try!

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It’s Your Day with Blendabilities

Bday card for Kristina

A few weeks ago I sent this card to a friend for her birthday.   I used the new single stamp, Blended Bloom, with our new Blendabilites!  Before using Blendabilities, I had never used Alcohol Based markers. Wow!  They just glide over our Whisper White paper.  I have to admit that I didn’t feel very confident when I first started using them (heck, I still don’t) but I’ve been watching the videos that Stampin’ Up! has posted over on YouTube and have learned quite a lot.  The only way though is to just jump in and start coloring!

I sure hope she liked her card!

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Good to the Last Bite

Good to Last Bite EE

Good to Last Bite EE1

Good to Last Bite side

Today I have a cute way to give a little treat to someone.  These are fast and easy to make! I used the new stamp set Merry Everything (which has a nice variety, not just Halloween) and punched it out with the Note Tag Punch!  If you purchase the stamp set and the punch together, you’ll save 15%.  Be sure to use these special bundle numbers:  Wood #137635 and Clear #137636.

Merry Everything To make this treat holder you’ll need a piece of cardstock that measures 7 1/2″ x 2 3/4″.  Score it on the long side at 3 1/4″ & 4 1/2″.  I brought my two top edges together and stapled it together using our new Handheld Stapler.  I love this stapler because the staples are small.  My bow, made with the White and Tangerine Tango Two-Tone Trim, hides the staple.  On the first one, I used Pumpkin Pie and sponged the edges with Tangerine Tango.  I thought it looked a bit plain so I added the rhinestones to the vampire’s eyes. I stamped the image with Staz-On.  The Elegant Eggplant holder was stamped with Memento Ink because I decided I wanted to color the vampire’s face with my Rich Razzleberry Blendabilities.  (I have to give credit for this cute holder to Angie Juda).

Once Halloween candy hits the shelves, you’ll be able to assemble your treat holders!

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New Stamp Set and Weekly Deals

I love it when Stampin’ Up! releases new stamp sets and that’s exactly what they’ve done today!  The set, You’re Wonderful, is now available for purchase!  This is a photopolymer set and can be used with your clear blocks.  Are you familar with photopolymer stamps?   Each stamp is very sticky so there are zero problems with your stamps falling off the blocks.  Plus, they are clear, so you can see exactly where you are stamping.  I think that they are fast becoming my favorite to stamp with!

You're Wonderful

It’s Tuesday so that means new Weekly Deals!! I love that punches are being offered at discount prices!!! (Click on the picture and you’ll be taken to my online store).

Weekly DealsHave a great day!


Paper Pumpkin

Today I want to talk about Paper Pumpkin.  I’ve talked about it before on my blog but there have been many changes to the Paper Pumpkin program in recent months.  I will be very honest with you, I have joined and rejoined PP several times. I wasn’t overjoyed by the kits and decided that it just wasn’t for me.  If I was going to recommend it to you, I wanted to try it and see what I thought.

I have signed up again.  Why?  When I went to the Stampin’ Up! Convention in July, demonstrators were able to look at some upcoming kits.  I absolutely loved what I saw.  I couldn’t take pictures because we went through a room that was curtained off and picture taking was not allowed.  I immediately signed up again as soon as I returned home from Convention.

When my kit arrived last month, I was very impressed with how much was in it, much more than in the kits I had previously ordered.  You can make the projects as they are intended or change them up.  Stampin’ Up! even has a video each month (see below) that shows you how to make the projects as well as everything included in the kit. At the end of my post, you can see a card I made with the kit, but I made some changes.

Paper Pumpkim PP6

There’s a special going on right now, but it expires this Wednesday!  If you join before this date, your first two months will be 50% off!! After that, you can continue or you can cancel your subscription.  Why might you want to subscribe?

  • Each month you can create the Paper Pumpkin surprise with everything you need.
  • You will receive a Stampin’ Spot (small ink pad).  It gives you a chance to try some new colors and see if you like them
  •  You’ll add new and exclusive stamps to your crafting supplies
  • CUTE projects!!!!

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to email me.  You can visit the Paper Pumpkin site and look around by clicking here.  If you decide to join, please choose me as your demonstrator.  Be sure to check out the video below and see one of the cards I created!

Paper Pumpkin Promotion


Here’s the card I made with the kit.  I took a piece of Whisper White (see picture below the card) and sponged it with Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight. These colors remind me of a popsicle I used to eat when I was a kid.  Back then they were called Missiles.  Delicious on a hot day!   Back to the card . . . .  then I glued that piece to my Daffodil Delight card base, put Stampin’ Dimensionals to the Hello base and attached it!  Just another look using some of the elements of the kit.  My little polka dots were made using a stamp in the kit.

Hello with dots


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I Love Pens

Ok, I will admit it.  I LOVE pens.  Always have and always will. I have more pens than I would need in three lifetimes but does that stop me from buying more?  Umm . . . . . no!  My husband travels a lot and he always brings new pens home for me.  He knows that a new pen will bring a smile to my face.  I love paper too and he brings me notepads, but that is for another day.  :)

That brings me to my newest pen find – Project Life by Stampin’ Up! journaling pens!!!  I’ve been working on a Project Life scrapbook and bought these to do my journaling.  Well, they aren’t just for scrapbooks!  I’ve starting using them for writing inside cards, in my note-taking journal . . . .  They come in two widths, but both are fine tip.

Journaling pensTrust me, if you are a pen lover, like me, you will love these pens!!

Thank you for stopping by!  Enjoy the long weekend!

Holiday Catalog Time!

Yea!!!!!  The 2014 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog is here and it is FILLED with so many fun, new products for Halloween, Autumn, Thanksgiving, Christmas and so much more! You’ll find packaging ideas, new stamp sets, dies and punches, kits, Designer Series Paper, ribbons, buttons . . . . . . . .

Ready to see it??!!!  You can click on the photo below to download a copy of the catalog onto your computer or use the graphic on the right sidebar of my blog.


At Convention in July, I was able to play with the new stamp set, Wondrous Wreath and the matching Wonderful Wreath Framelit Dies.  When I first saw the stamp, I thought that I would hold off on purchasing it.  Playing with it totally turned my thinking around and I bought it at Convention.   This set makes it so easy to create a beautiful card.  Watch the video below to see the stamp set and Framelit in action (you’ll see two cute cards at the end too)!!

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