Painted Autumn Tote Bag

Happy Monday!  I hope you had an enjoyable weekend! We had a long weekend in Palm Springs with our family.  We rented a beautiful house with a gorgeous backyard that included a pool.  We had such a good time being together.  It’s always so hard coming back home from a weekend that you don’t want to end! 

I brought some stamping to do while we were away as well as my computer but I have to admit that I didn’t touch either. We were busy from morning to night.  The project I have to share today is one that I know you’ll want the directions to so I’ll work on a pictorial tutorial and have it for you later this week!  Sorry I didn’t get it done this weekend!  

If you love this paper, Painted Autumn, as much as I do, it is currently on sale.  Buy 3  specially selected packages of paper and receive one absolutely free.  Click HERE to see all the papers that are included in the sale. Click here to place an order! 

To place an order or for more information, click any of the products below! 


Glue Dots


Big Shot


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Lovely Inside and Out

When I first saw the stamp set, Lovely Inside and Out in the catalog, it was one that I initially passed on purchasing.  Then I started seeing such cute cards using the set that I just had to buy it!  

Lovely Inside & Out
Wood #144008
Clear #144011

I love the color combination of Lemon Lime Twist, Black and Whisper White!

After stamping the large shape from the set, I stamped the word “FRIEND” in Memento Ink.  I embossed “THANKS” with white embossing powder onto Basic Black cardstock.  Because I hate trying to cut a shape out freehand, I cut the sentiment with the Classic Label punch and cut off one end.  Such an easy card to make! 

All of the supplies I used are listed below.  

Click on any of the products for more information or to place an order! 

Heat Tool


The stamp set Lovely Inside & Out can also be purchased as a bundle with the Lovely Words Thinlits Dies, in either wood or clear mount  (save 10% on the bundle). Click here for more information!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I’ll be back on Monday!

Ribbon of Courage

I love this card! The design was inspired by a card created by Kylie Bertucci, an Australian demonstrator. I loved her card and wanted to make my own!  I made a few changes but I really do have to credit her original card.

The stamp set I used was Ribbon of Courage with the matching Support Ribbon Frameits Dies (purchase both and save 10%).   The stamp set was inspired by Patty Bennett, a Stampin’ Up! Million Dollar Sales Achiever!  It’s a stamp set with so much meaning behind it.  

Using the heart stamp and  Rich Razzleberry ink, I stamped directly onto  Whisper White cardstock.  More hearts were stamped in Berry Burst on a separate piece of cardstock and cut out with the Support Ribbon Framelits.  I added Stampin Dimensionals to the backs and attached them to the card front.

The base of my card is Berry Burst as well as the scalloped circle for my sentiment.  I embossed the sentiment, also from the Ribbon of Courage stamp set, using Versamark ink and white embossing powder.  It was cut out with the Layering Circles Framelits.   Stampin’ Dimensionals were also added to the back before placing it onto the front of the card.

Click on any of the products below for more information or to place an order! 

Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin' Pad*

Rich Razzleberry Classic Stampin’ Pad*

Heat Tool


Big Shot


If you have any questions about today’s card, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or email me!

Felt Hearts Using the Big Shot

The other day my daughter mentioned that she needed to cut hearts in multiple colors and shapes using felt and wondered if I had anything we could use to cut them out.  YES!!  We pulled out the Big Shot and the Sweet & Sassy Framelits and started die cutting! 

Did you think that the Big Shot only cut paper? You can also cut fun foam, fabric, thin sheets of cork, vellum, and felt.  When I had my own classroom, I used to cut shapes out of fun foam and use them for projects and games.  With the wide variety of shapes available, the possibilities are endless! 

If you’ve had your eye on a Big Shot, knowing that you are able to cut so much more than just paper with it, gives you more reasons to have one of your very own! 

For more information about the Big Shot or the Sweet & Sassy Framelits, or to place an order,  click either picture below and you’ll head over to my Stampin’ Up! online store.

Big Shot


Buy 3 packs of select packages of Designer Series Paper and Get 1 Free!  Click here for more details!  Offer good until October 31st! 

Creep it Real by Stampin’ Up!

Today I wanted to share a card I received in the mail from my team leader, Dawn Griffith. Isn’t it cute?  I don’t have the stamp set, Creep it Real, so I’m glad that I have a card to share with you using this set.

Dawn used three different stamp sets:

  1. Creep it Real – main sentiment
  2. Spooky Cat – the rat
  3. Season to Sparkle – hanging spider


  • Spooky Night Designer Series Paper:  (4) squares cut at 1-3/4″ x 1-3/4″
  • Basic Black cardstock:  4″ x 4″
  • Smoky Slate cardstock:  4-1/8″ x 5″  tear the bottom 5″ edge
  • You’ll also need Very Vanilla & Basic Black cardstock to cut out squares using the Layering Squares Framelits.

The supply list can be found below.  Click on any of the products and you’ll be directed to my Stampin’ Up! online store.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Select Designer Series Paper packages are on sale, Buy 3 Get 1 Free.  Click here for more information! 

Tool Time Tuesday – Embossing Buddy

It’s Tool Time Tuesday and today it’s all about the Embossing Buddy (it’s on page 201 in the Annual Catalog).  The Embossing Buddy is a MUST when embossing.

It’s quite simple to use but makes a world of difference to your finished project. By simply rubbing it over the surface of your paper, you’ll prevent  small pieces of embossing powder from sticking to your paper.  Once you heat emboss the powder, it can’t be removed.  Sometimes you can’t even see where extra embossing powder has landed on your paper but once you heat it up with the heat tool, it’s too late.

Here are the steps when embossing:

  1. Prepare your paper by rubbing the embossing buddy over the surface.
  2. Stamp your image with Versamark Ink.
  3. Pour embossing powder over the stamped image and shake off any excess.
  4. Even though you’ve used the embossing powder, there’s a possibility that stray bits of embossing powder are on your paper, so use a fine brush to brush them away.
  5. Use the Heat Tool to heat your image and watch the magic happen!

I love to emboss and it never fails to make me say, “Wow!”

If you’re interested in trying out embossing, you’ll need the products below (the embossing powder I reach for most, is white).  Click on any of the products and you’ll head to my Stampin’ Up! online store!

Heat Tool


Today’s the last day of the World Card Making Sale. Click here for the flyer!  Click here to place an order.

The Designer Series Paper sale will continue until the end of the month.  Choose from select papers, Buy 3 and get 1 free! Click here for more information.