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Posted on February 26, 2018

Cardmaking Made Simple with Designer Series Paper

Announcements/ Classes / Events/ Online Classes

Hi stampers! FINALLY the sun has come out in north Texas. We've had so many days of cold, rainy weather; I was beginning to think I had clicked my ruby slippers and ended up in Seattle…HA! But, you know what rainy weather means, right? I get to stay inside and stamp! This weekend I was creating cards for my next online class, Cardmaking Made Simple with Designer Series Paper. Mark your calendar for March 21 at 7:00 PM CST.

Cardmaking Made Simple with Designer Series Paper

This Facebook LIVE Online class will show you an easy new twist on the familiar One Sheet Wonder. I take one 12 ” x 12″ sheet of Designer Series paper and show you how to create 8-12 cards. You don't even have to leave the comfort of your home to take this class!

You can join in LIVE, or watch the recording anytime at your convenience. I step through each card and give you lots of helpful tips and tricks.

The Pre-Launch price will be $24.95 and registration at that price begins on Friday, March 2, and will end on Wednesday, March 21 at 7:00 PM CST.  (Once the class has launched the price will be $35.00).

I'll post all the details here on Friday, on Facebook, and in my newsletter (join and get your free tutorial and video series).

The beauty of this class is that it will work with any sheet of Designer Series Paper. I know you have some of that just lying around, so why get it off the shelf and put it to use! 🙂


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Posted on February 21, 2018

Blossoming Basket Bundle

Announcements/ Big Shot/ Sale-A-Bration

Oh my goodness! Sale-A-Bration just gets better and better every year! This year there are extra choices that you can get when you spend $100 and we just had a second round of choices released. Check out today's sample made with the Blossoming Basket Bundle.

Blossoming Basket Bundle

This bundle comes with this beautiful basket AND a basket weave embossing folder…both are FREE with a $100 order. I see many uses for this darling image, especially with Easter and Mother's Day coming up!

This image was colored with several of the new Stampin' Blends Alcohol markers; have you had a chance to try these markers yet? I love, love them!

In case you want to try making this card, here are the instructions.


  • Stamp Set: Blossoming Basket Bundle* {Blossoming Basket Stamp Set + Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (147504 wood; 147505 clear mount)}
  • Cardstock and Paper: Rich Razzleberry (115316), Crumb Cake (120953), Whisper White Thick (140272), and Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177)
  • Ink: Chocolate Chip (126979), Tuxedo Black Memento Pad (132708)
  • Miscellaneous: Stampin’ Blends Old Olive Combo Pack (144597), Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack (144602), Crumb Cake Combo Pack (144601), Daffodil Delight Dark (144585), and Pool Party Light (144595); Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Clear (141897), Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (143263), Simple Stripes Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder (145648), Berry Burst ½” Finely Woven Ribbon (144133), Silver Mini Metallic Trim (144230), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Stamp-a-ma-jig (101049) and Paper Snips (103579)

* = Bundle may only be earned with a qualifying order before March 31, 2018. Embossing folder will be available in the 2018-19 annual catalog.


  • Crumb Cake card base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” then folded
  • Darker wood sheet from Designer Series Paper: 4-3/4” x 3-3/4”
  • Lighter wood sheet: scrap about 3” x ¾”
  • Rich Razzleberry: 3-1/2” x 3-1/2”
  • Whisper White Thick: 3-1/4” x 3-1/4”, 2-1/2” x 1-1/2”
  • Ribbons: Berry Burst 9” strand and 5-1/2” strand; Silver Mini Metallic Sequin ¾”


  1. Ink basket image with Memento Ink then use Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp it in a balanced fashion onto Whisper White Thick cardstock.
  2. Re-ink enough of the image to be able to stamp a set of the three flowers onto the 2nd piece of Whisper White Thick cardstock.
  3. Using the Stampin’ Blends, color in the full basket image then color the 2nd set of flowers. Fussy the 2nd flowers with Paper Snips, accent with Wink of Stella and set aside.
  4. Adhere the basket image piece to the Rich Razzleberry mat using SNAIL Adhesive.
  5. Using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere flowers to top of flowers on basket image.
  6. Run Crumb Cake card base through Big Shot using Simple Stripes embossing folder. Align card stock in folder so the stripes are horizontal and so they are concave on the front (with the back of the embossing folder on top).
  7. Run darker wood Designer Series Paper (DSP) through Big Shot with the Basket Weave embossing folder.
  8. Stamp sentiment with Chocolate Chip ink onto lighter wood DSP. Trim to be 2-5/8” x ½” then, using Paper Snips, create banner end on left.
  9. Using Tear & Tape, adhere the 5-1/2” piece of Berry Burst ribbon so that the bottom edge of it is about 1-3/8” from bottom of dark wood DSP and so it wraps around back of DSP.
  10. Tie bow with 9” strand of Berry Burst ribbon and trim ends. Set aside.
  11. With Tear & Tape, adhere dark wood DSP to Crumb Cake base.
  12. With Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere sentiment flush right to edge of dark DSP positioning so sentiment piece is ¼” from the bottom.
  13. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere Rich Razzleberry focal piece to dark DSP.
  14. With one Mini Glue Dot, attach bow to edge of basket piece towards lower left.
  15. Squeeze a little dot of Multipurpose Liquid Glue onto scrap paper then use tip to lift then place ma tiny dab of glue where you want the Mini Metallic Sequins to go. Position sequins using the tip of your Paper Snips as tweezers. Let dry.
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Posted on February 16, 2018

New Sale-a-Bration Choices Are Available NOW!

Announcements/ Sale-A-Bration

Oh my gosh… I just love the new Sale-a-Bration choices! I think you are going to love them, too. The best thing is…the New Sale-a-Bration Choices Are Available NOW! I'll be sharing samples here on the blog but in case you haven't seen the new offerings, click the pdf below:


It's hard to pick just one favorite of the new choices, but here is the frontrunner for me:

New Sale-a-Bration Choices Are Available NOW!

This is the Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper. It is just gorgeous, don't you think?

This DSP includes metallic foiled heavyweight paper in gold, silver, and…ROSE GOLD!! Woo hoo! This is totally on trend right now. You can get this FREE with a minimum $50 merchandise order.

Here's a sneak peek of a fun technique to do with a Black Memento Ink Pad and the leaf sheet. I'll post the finished card on Monday, along with another sample.

It's just so much fun to Sale-a-Brate!!!


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Posted on February 7, 2018


Announcements/ Online Stamp Club/ Paper crafting/ Product Information

FAST FUSE FIVE DAY SALE STARTS TOMORROW! This 5-Day Sale only lasts from FEBRUARY 8th – FEBRUARY 12th! This would make the perfect Valentine gift for…YOU! 🙂 As you may remember, the response to Stampin’ Up!’s Fast Fuse promotion last fall was phenomenal. In fact, enthusiasm was so overwhelming Stampin’ Up! simply didn’t have the inventory to keep the deal running! So, as promised, they’re bringing back the Fast Fuse Adhesive deal for five days only—while supplies last! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this promotion, here’s how it works: When you buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive refills for FREE! ($15 Value!)

Fast Fuse is my adhesive of choice for most projects. This super strong adhesive is great for 3D projects, like gift card holders and treat boxes.  I also use it to adhere cardstock when making cards. Here’s a quick video with some great tips for using Fast Fuse.

Here’s how to get your Fast Fuse adhesive:
1. Pre-order – If you are local  to me and want to add your adhesive to my order, email me ( your order by 11:30 PM tonight!  (I plan to order as soon as the sale goes live!) You may add more than adhesive to your order to qualify for Sale-A-Bration items if you wish.
2. Order at my online store. Click HERE to shop & don’t forget to use the host code N34SH2RH  and you'll also receive my monthly card kits in the mail for free!
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Posted on January 29, 2018

Cruising, Crafting and Creativity

Announcements/ Join My Team

Hello stampers! The “creeping crud” hit my world with a vengeance and I'm just now slowly feeling human again. Went to the doctor and he said this cough is taking 4-6 weeks to clear up. Now, if I could just hole up and be crafty for that time I'd be hunky dory. Alas, work still calls my nane…lol.

Prior to getting sick I was able to go on a crafting cruise with some of my buds. We enjoyed it so much, one of my downline and I are thinking of planning one ourselves. We had 4 classes on board, with most everything provided by the instructors. We did have to bring scissors and glue, but that was easy peasy.

Here are a few pages from my favorite project, a scrapbook in a box, cruise themed of course.

Cruising, Crafting and CreativityCruising, Crafting and CreativityCruising, Crafting and Creativity

We constructed a platform first and then made this hinged book to go inside. I'm thrilled with the way it turned out. I'm actually going to use this to make a memory album when my husband I and go on the Stampin' Up! Incentive Trip to Alaska this July. That trip is also a cruise, through the Inside Passage. We were fortunate to earn this trip in 2011 and it is our favorite cruise yet.

Incentive trips are only part of the “perks” to my “job” as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. When I joined this fabulous company 15 years ago I had no idea these trips would ever be a possibility.

Do you like to craft? Do you spend a fortune at the Big Box stores? Do you like to spend time with other fun peeps sharing your love of stamping and crafting? If so, now might just be the best time to give the Stampin' Up! business opportunity a closer look.

As you may know, during the months of January, February and March it is Sale-a-Bration time at Stampin' Up!. Not only can you earn a free stamp set and or other products for each $50 you spend, you can acutally get some pretty great benefits by purchasing the starter kit.

For just $99 plus tax, NO SHIPPING (1st benefit!), you can choose $125 in any products out of the Annual or Occasions catalog…that's $26 extra in free products. Maybe you need some extra SNAIL Adhesive or there's a new stamp set still on your wish list. BUT, there's still more. During Sale-a-Bration you can also choose two free stamp sets of ANY value. If it were me, I'd choose the two most expensive on my list.

In addition to all these great benefits, you get to be a part of my AAA-MAAAA-ZING team, Girls INK. We are a crazy group from all over the country and we have one thing in common…we love to stamp. A few of us have chosen the career plan to make some extra money in addition to saving money. Your choice, turn it into a business or just save money on stuff you buy anyway.

Questions? Email me or give me a call at 214-293-4461 and we'll chat. Ready to join? Click here and just follow the steps.

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