Saturday, December 21, 2019

The Gangs all Meer Christmas card

I needed one more Christmas card and still had this set sitting on my desk. I stamped the single meerkat on some whisper white paper and then stamped it on my stamp block so I could mirror it next to the first image. I then used light and dark crumb cake and ivory Stampin blends to color them in. I cut them out with a layering circle die and then used the next size bigger to die cut a cherry cobbler scalloped circle. I freehand cut a piece of real red paper in the shape of a hat and then used the snowfall accents puff paint to add the brim and pompom to the add. I used my heat tool to create puff the paint up.

My card base was from thick whisper white cut to 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4. I then used a 4 1/4 by 5 1/2 piece of gold foil and a piece of DSP from The Most Wonderful Time product medley cut to 4 1/8 by 5 1/4. I then put on a couple of the tree stickers from the same medley. I placed these so they would show behind my circle.

I stamped the Merry Christmas from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set with cherry cobbler ink and then fuzzy cut it out. I carefully cut around the meerkats paws so I could slide the Merry Christmas sign underneath them so it appeared that they where holding the sign.

I finished off the inside with a little leftover gold foil strips, one more tree sticker and a sentiment from the Greatest Part of Christmas hostess stamp set.

Hope all of you have a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!

Sunday, December 8, 2019

The Gang’s All Meer

I pulled out one of the new sale-a-bration stamps sets coming January 2020 for today’s card. Isn’t this the cutest set you have ever seen. You can earn it for free starting January 3rd by placing a $50 order. I needed to make a Christmas card for Eric and his breakfast pals to give to their favorite waitress.

I stamped the group of meerkats and then created a mask of them so I could add a few more of the individual meerkats to the back of the group. I then stamped the little Santa hat from the Merry Moose  stamp set on 3 of the meerkats. I colored the meerkats with light and dark crumb cake Stampin blends and the hats with a light cherry cobbler Stampin blend and then used a little of the snowfall accents puff paint on the brim and the pompom on each hat and then heat set it. I stamped a tree from the Merry Moose set in shaded spruce, added a few holiday rhinestones and some of the gold/white tinsel trim and a gold star from the Most Wonderful Time product medley and then added a few snowflake sequins. I used the largest stitched nested labels to cut out the scene.

My card base was made from thick whisper white card stock cut to 5 1/2 and then scored at 4 1/4. I cut a piece of shaded spruce paper at 4 1/8” by 5 3/8 and then centered a piece of let it snow specialty designer series paper cut to 4” by 5 1/4”on top. I popped up my die cut using dimensionals. I then stamped the saying from the Bells are Ringing Stamp set using versamark ink. I then added some white embossing powder and heated it with my heat tool. I punched it out with a label die from the Most Wonderful Time die set. I added a little more gold tinsel trim to each end and then added a few dimensional and centered below the meerkats scene.

I finished off the inside with a couple of strips of the let it snow paper to match the front. I stamped merry Christmas from the snowman season stamp set and from all of us from The Gang’s All Meer set.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Year End Closeout

Stampin’ Up!’s Retiring List & Year-End Closeout

Today Stampin’ Up! released the list of retiring items going away on January 2. You should order the items you want ASAP – when they are gone, they’ll be gone forever. These retiring items are offered on a “while supplies last” basis – and some of them are discounted.  

Two categories to choose from:

Retiring Favorites. This list is all the 2019 Holiday Catalog products that will not be offered as a supplement to the January – June 2020 Mini Catalog or in the 2020 Annual Catalog.

 Discounted Products. These are the items with discounted pricing during the Year-End Closeout. Click below for a pdf list of these items.
Close Out Listing
Carry Over List


New Catalogs are Coming
The Stampin’ Up! January – June 2020 Mini Catalog and Sale-a-Bration begin January 2, 2020.If you’d like to receive a copy of the new catalogs send me an email with your address and I will get them sent out next week once I receive them.

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Perfectly Plaid His and Hers

It was a cold and snowy morning so we stayed in and made some cards together. We used the Perfectly Plaid Stamp set and the pine tree punch for our cards. We had some scraps from another project using the pine tree punch. The punched piece was raised with dimensionals over a tree cut out of the wrapped in plaid DSP.

Eric’s card is on the left and mine is on the right. If you like Eric’s card please leave a comment. I’m trying to get him to stamp with me more!

We used coordinating plaid paper to finish off the inside of the cards. If you like the cards and would like to make your own the stamps and punch can be purchased using the shop now link above. If you don’t currently have a demonstrator we would love to have you as a customer. If you place a $50 order by December 5th you will be entered into a drawing for the Nature’s Beauty stamp set.  Stampin Up is donating $3 of every sale of this stamp sent toward Mental Health Organizations. I great stamp set for a worthy cause!

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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Stampin’ Up! Peaceful Boughs

The sketch this week from Freshly Made Sketches #411 was so inspiring. This is just one of many of the cards I made following this sketch.

I used copper foil paper for the background and to cut the pine cones using the Stampin’ Up! Beautiful Boughs Dies. I embossed a piece of very vanilla paper with the Hammered Metal 3D embossing folder and then layered a piece of the Toile Tidings Gift Wrap DSP on top. For the sentiment I used a stamp from the Toile Christmas stamp set and cut it out with a die from the Christmas Cardinal Die Set.

If you are interested in buying any of these items you can hit the shop button up top to take you to my shopping page. I would love to be your Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Current promotions

The new holiday catalog is live now. It's the best holiday catalog yet! Stay tuned for some of the great projects I will be making.

Here is a coaster project we made using the moose punch from the holiday catalog and fused between gold iridescent glass.
If you don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator and would like a catalog just send me your address via email and I will get one out in the mail for you.

If you are in need of designer paper this is a great month to purchase. We have a great special going on for the month of September.

You don't want to miss the upcoming Paper Pumpkin Kit! See below.
Click here to sign up! You don't want to miss it.

If you are new to stamping the paper pumpkin kits are the best option. They provide everything you need. The October and November kits coordinate; however, each kit is all-inclusive and can stand alone.

October Kit
Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes
Card size: 4 1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit
Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs. 
Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Real Red, and Shaded Spruce

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #398

Today’s card was inspired by Freshly Made Freshly Made Sketches 398.

For my card I cut the hummingbird from the Mosaic Mood DSP #149478, I cut the background die cut from the Wild Rose Die Set #149547 in Granny Apple Green. The Thank You was from Abstract Impressions Stamp set 147513 and was stamped in versamark ink and embossed with gold #109129 on the Timeless Label #149516 punch that had been watercolored with pigment sprinkles #149663 Granny Apple Green. I used the Mossy Meadow Linen Thread #149485 and wrapped it around 3 times and tied a bow. This was all placed on very vanilla card stock #101650 that had been embossed with the Brick & Mortar 3D #149643. I added a few metallic Pearls #146282 to finish off the card.

For the inside I used some of the Mosaic Mood DSP and very vanilla and stamped it with Abstract Impressions stamp.

If you are interested in purchasing any of these items hit the shop now tab above to take you to my shopping page.

Monday, July 22, 2019

Paper Pumpkin July 2019 alternatives

I had a chance to make several cards with the latest paper pumpkin kit. Great kit for masculine cards. Here are the cards I came up with.

If you are interested in signing up for paper pumpkin just click on the paper pumpkin kit on the right hand side. It’s a great bargain and gives you everything you need to complete the projects in the kit.

Starting July 1st through the 31st, earn a $5 coupon code with every increment of $50 order.  For example, an order of $50 = one $5 coupon, an order of $100 = two $5 coupons, etc.  There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn.
Then come August, it’s time to redeem the coupons!
  • An email address is required to participate; Bonus Days coupon codes can be delivered only via email.
  • If a participant earns multiple codes from a single order, they will receive one email with multiple codes. If they earn multiple codes from multiple orders, they will receive separate emails for each code earned.
  • Orders that are started before the promotion begins will not go toward earning coupon codes.
  • There is no limit to the number of coupon codes participants can earn per order or throughout the duration of the Bonus Days earning period.
From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, they’ll receive a $10 coupon code the following month.
Pay $99 for your starter kit and pick out $155 worth of product!!!  Then in August receive ANOTHER $10 coupon for more free product.
Even better yet, your Starter Kit will ship for free – that’s even more savings!!
There’s never any pressure to sell or have parties.  We just have a lot of fun!  And this means you’ll get your discount right in time for the Holiday Catalog.  Not only see it early, but preorder from it early with your 20% discount.

Sunday, July 21, 2019

Freshly Made Sketches #397

For today’s card I used the Perennial Essence Suite stamp, dies and DSP. For the card base I used Blackberry Bliss. I am entering this card in the Freshly Made Sketches #397 challenge.

Eric made his card shown below for the challenge using alcohol inks, yupo paper, Stampin’ Up! Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies, Beautiful Bouquet Dies.

Sunday, June 9, 2019

A Good Man

Hard to believe Father’s Day is next weekend. I lost my father in 2012.  Life is precious, you should enjoy all the time you can with your father.

I made these Father’s Day cards for my husband and son. I used the just released A Good Man set. This stamp set is great for making masculine cards!

The new catalog is live. If you don’t have a print copy and are interested in ordering email me and I will get one out in the mail for you. You will love it.  Click here to take you to the new catalog PDF.

Ready to order. Visit my shopping page using the link above. I would love to be your Stampin’ Up demonstrator!

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Everything is Rosy

For today’s card I used the new Everything is Rosy Product Medley from Stampin’ Up!. The paper included with the kit is just stunning with the rose copper foiling. I ran a piece of the copper foil through my big shot with the subtle embossing folder for the background. I cut two pieces of the night of navy ribbon included in the kit and adhered them to a 2 1/2 inch strip of one of the included papers. I stamped two flowers in night of navy and then die cut them with one of the included dies. I then added 2 of the little cooper dots from the kit. I stamped the sentiment in night of navy on one of the labels included as well.

I am entering this card in the freshly made sketches challenge #388. Here is the link to their challenge page:

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Magnolia Lane

For today’s card I used the upcoming Stampin’ Up Suite Magnolia Lane. This bundle has a stamp set, die, DSP, ribbon, embossing folder and more. It will be available to purchase starting June 4th. I used some vellum from the new Perennial Essence as a base and the inside sentiment was from Picture Perfect Birthday, everything else is part of the Magnolia Lane suite.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Still more paper pumpkin April 2019 cards

May 6, 2019

The paper pumpkin this month has endless possibilities. It has been the perfect kit to make Mother’s Day cards with. Unfortunately my mother and mother-in-law have both passed away but I have a daughter-in-law, niece, two sisters and a dear friend that is like a daughter to me that I will be sending these cards to.

Next months paper pumpkin kit promises to be even better. It was created by Shelli Gardner, cofounder of Stampin’ Up. If you like the cards I’ve made you have until May 10th to subscribe. Just select the shop now button up above this post. These kits are perfect for beginning stamper’s as they include a stamp set, a coordinating ink cube, embellishments, card blanks, envelopes, and glue dots. You also receive a stamp block with your first order.

Sunday, May 5, 2019

Paper Pumpkin alternative cards April 2019

Pulled out my latest paper pumpkin kit and made a couple of Mother’s Day cards. Below are examples of two alternative ideas to make with the kit.

Now is the time to sign up if you haven’t already!
This May Paper Pumpkin has teamed up with Shelli Gardner the co-founder of Stampin’ Up to bring you a very special kit. It’s one of a kind, collectible and exclusive kit. Paper Pumpkin kit that is uniquely hers. It includes an exclusive photopolymer stamp set, paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs), 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes, and a Classic Stampin’ Spot. 
Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Petal Pink, Pool Party, Pretty Peacock, Soft Suede, and Very Vanilla. You won’t want to miss this kit!

You can sign up for a prepaid subscription - Click here to sign up.
You can sign up here if you want to be billed monthly - click here

Saturday, May 4, 2019


May 4th,  2019 Stampin’ Up, Freshly Made Sketches challenge 386

Today I made a card featuring one of the awesome new sets that will be available June 4, 2019. This stamp and die bundle is great for making masculine cards. I always find it a challenge to design masculine cards. How about you?

I’m entering this in the freshly made sketches challenge #386. Here is the link to freshly made sketches challenge 386 :

The supplies used are:

New 2019 in color Seaside Spray Cardstock 
Come Sail Away Collection (Stamp Set, Smooth Sailing Dies, Come Sail Away DSP, Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Bakers Twine, Sail Away Trinkets)
Whisper White Cardstock for inside
Stampin' Dimensionals
Metallic Pearls