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Posted on September 22, 2017

Registration is Now Open for my NEW Painted Harvest Online Class

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Drum roll please…registration is now open for my new Painted Harvest Online Class. This Stampin' Up! stamp set is one of the hottest new fall products from our Holiday Catalog. Launched as a seasonal, fall stamp set, all the images can be used for practically any occasion, not just autumn! I'm so excited to offer this class to teach you three projects and loads of tips for using this uh-maazing set!

Registration is Now Open for my NEW Painted Harvest Online Class

I'll be teaching this class on Facebook LIVE on October 5, 2017 at 7:00 pm CST. You can watch it then OR, since you'll have lifetime access once you purchase, you can watch anytime and as many times as you like!


Once you register, I'll send you the link to join the secret Facebook group. Click on the link and then “join group”. I'll approve you into the group and that's it! You'll be ready to participate in the fun!

If you'd like to stamp along with me during the class, you can purchase this stamp set by itself or save 10% and purchase the bundle, which also includes a leaf punch. During the class I'll be showing a bonus card that shows you a fun idea for the punch.

Click on a picture below to order any of these products.

Questions? Email me: Can't wait to see you “LIVE” on October 5th!

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Posted on September 20, 2017

12 Weeks Of Halloween Week 5 – Happy Owloween

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Hey stampers! It's hard for me to totally get into the Halloween spirit when it's 90 degrees outside, but I'm giving it a good try! My project for you today is 12 Weeks of Halloween Week 5 – Happy Owloween. I'm going to have to find a way to keep using this adorable little owl after Halloween because he is just too cute to file away!

12 Weeks Of Halloween Week 5 - Happy Owloween

You'll find full instructions at the end of the post, but I wanted to point out a few things. The focal point of this little treat bag is made from our Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP).  There are so many fun patterns and the orange and black cats can be punched out using the Cat Punch; easy peasy!

12 Weeks Of Halloween Week 5 - Happy Owloween

I just took one of the 12 x 12 sheets, chopped it up into 3 x 3 pieces and then simply stamped the owl on top. I used Basic Gray ink (which made the owl lighter than the black tree branch) so I didn't even have to mask the tree. The owl blended right in. If you aren't sure how to mask, click here to see an earlier post where I explain the technique. While there is a image in this stamp set for the beak and feet, I found it easier to use a Pumpkin Pie marker right on the image and color.

I cut little slivers of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock to create the curls inside the top of the bag. The Stampin' Up! Paper Trimmer works great for this and then I used the end of a pencil to curl the paper. Another tip; you can make this project as is, or use the design for cards.


  • Stamp Set Spooky Cat (P-144749)
  • Stamp Pads – Archival Gray (140932) Black (140931) Stamp Pad
  • Cardstock – Pumpkin Pie (105117)
  • Misc. – Spooky Night Designer Series Paper (DSP) (144610), SNAIL Adhesive (104331), Stampin Dimensionals, Big Shot (143263), Mini Treat Bag Thinlits (137547), Magnetic Platform (130658), Black Rhinestone Jewels (144639), 5/8” Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread (104199), Wood Textures DSP Stack (144171), Pumpkin Pie Marker (131259-Brights set), Black Marker (131261 – Neutral Set), Tear & Tape Adhesive (138995), Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)


  • Spooky DSP: 3” x 3” of orange piece with black tree
  • Wood Textures DSP: two of the same piece
  • Burlap Ribbon: 10”
  • Linen Thread: 8”


  1. Cut Spooky DSP piece/s at 3” between every tree piece (you will end up with 16 pieces per DSP sheet)
  2. Stamp owl using Gray ink so feet are resting on tree branch.
  3. Stamp“happy owloween” onto owl using black ink.
  4. Using Pumpkin Pie marker, color in beak and feet. Using black marker, color in white around eyes. Attach small black rhinestone into center of each eye. Set aside.
  5. Cut out Treat bag using Mini Treat Bag Thinlits and put together using Tear & Tape Adhesive.
  6. Put one Stampin Dimensional on each corner on the back of stamped DSP square and adhere to bag front.
  7. Thread piece of Burlap Ribbon around bag, through owl piece and tie linen thread into a bow around ends of burlap. Trim off as desired.
  8. Attach three black rhinestones to bottom of bag.
  9. Cut 8-10 1/8” strips of Pumpkin Pie Cardstock. Roll around end of a pencil to create a curled piece.
  10. Put SNAIL on one end of curled pieces and attach to inside of bag. You might need to re-curl strips once strips are positioned.

I hope you'll give this 12 Weeks Of Halloween Week 5 – Happy Owloween project a try! If you've missed my other Halloween projects,  you can start here for Week 1 and then scroll through. I have lots of great projects, tips and techniques in older posts!

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Posted on September 19, 2017

Painted Harvest With Burlap Background

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The Painted Harvest Stamp Set is certainly one of my top 5 sets in the Holiday Catalog! This Painted Harvest With Burlap Background card would even be perfect as a place card for your seasonal table! Instead of the word “hello”, personalize each card with your guests' name. The Burlap Background Stamp adds just the right amount of “texture” to this card and makes it pop a bit more than just having all the white space.

Painted Harvest With Burlap Background

This stamp set also comes as part of a bundle, along with a unique leaf punch. If you purchase the bundle instead of buying each item separately, you'll save 10%!

Painted Harvest With Burlap Background

I LOVE this stamp set so much that I've designed a class featuring 3 projects (and a bonus card showing you an idea for using the leaf punch!)  The exciting thing is this is going to be a Facebook Live Class. You can join me as I'm making the projects and teaching OR you can watch it later at you convenience. You'll have lifetime access to the class so you can watch it as many times as you like! I'll have the details and a link to purchase my class here on Friday, September 22. If you want to stamp along during the class, go ahead and order the bundle today!

Instructions, including measurements, for today's project follow below…enjoy!


  • Stamp SetsPainted Harvest photopolymer #144783; Burlap clear #143982. Wood #143979; Hello Friend clear #144059, wood #144055
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake #120953; Cajun Craze #119684; Whisper White #100730
  • Stamp Pads – Sahara Sand #126976; Crushed Curry #131173; Cajun Craze #126965; Soft Suede #126978
  • Misc. –Black Rhinestone Jewels #144639; Snail Adhesive #104332


  • Crumb Cake 8½ x 5½ fold in half card base
  • Cajun Craze 5¼ x 4
  • Whisper white 5-1/8 x 3-7/8


  1. Stamp the big sunflower randomly onto the whisper white card stock, each sunflower stamp twice using the Crushed Curry ink. After you stamped the first image turn your stamp 90° and stamp again using Crushed Curry ink also.
  2. Stamp the smaller sunflower on top the Crushed Curry sunflower using Cajun Craze ink.
  3. Center circle using Soft Suede ink.
  4. Stamp the burlap back ground using Sahara Sand ink.
  5. Stamp the Hello using Cajun Craze ink.
  6. Assemble: adhere the whisper white stamped card stock into the Cajun craze and then onto Crumb Cake card base.
  7. Add the black rhinestone into the center of each flower.


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Posted on September 12, 2017

Double Embossing Technique Using Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits

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Hey stampers! Today I want to share a card featuring the Double Embossing Technique Using Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits. Say that five times fast!

I really should call this Triple Embossing because of the “HAPPY” dry embossing on the top of the card. I did this using the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Double Embossing Technique Using Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits

These two little gems add some quick texture and definition to your projects.

My multi-colored dragonfly is where I used double embossing. Let me tell you the steps.

First, I cut a piece of Shimmery White cardstock to 3″ x 4″. I then traced around the solid dragonfly image. Next, I used Sponge Daubers to apply 5 colors of ink around the image. Last I cut out the traced image using the detailed thinlit.

Double Embossing Technique Using Dragonfly Dreams Thinlits

Finally, take a Versamark Pad and rub over the die-cut image, coat with Dazzling Diamonds Embossing Powder and heat. Do this a second time. You will have a beautiful double-embossed image!

Visit my You Tube Channel to see a step by step video for this fun technique.

These thinlits have a coordinating stamp set that gives you even more options for your papercrafting.

I also have a Video Class Tutorial available, complete with a color PDF. You'll learn how to make these three projects and a variety of new techniques.

CLICK HERE to visit the class page now.

Thanks for popping by today; I hope you learned something new!

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Posted on September 2, 2017

My Latest Online Stamping Class Tutorial Now Available!

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Hey stampers! My Latest Online Stamping Class Tutorial Now Available! In this class you'll make two cards and a gift tag using the new Carols of Christmas stamp set and thinlits (also available as a bundle for a 10% savings).

Here's a short video about the class; you'll see the projects which are exclusive to this online class.

In addition, I designed the projects with holiday cardmaking and gift giving in mind. Get a jump on the season so your stress level can decrease! Click here to get the class particulars.

Bonus Carols of Christmas Project

Another fun project you can make with Carols of Christmas follows below. Also, if you missed yesterday's post, I featured a sampler that also uses these products. I think this versatile bundle is a great addition to any crafting collection!

Finally, once you order your bundle, please feel free to email me for other ideas!

My Latest Online Stamping Class Tutorial Now Available!


  • Stamp Sets: Carols of Christmas (144804 clear; Bundle item 146037 includes Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies ); Santa’s Sleigh (142057)
  • Card Stock: Garden Green card stock (102584), Cherry Cobbler card stock (119685), Whisper White card stock 100730), Be Merry Designer Series Paper (144111), Red Glimmer Paper (121790)
  • Stamp Pads: Cherry Cobbler (126966), Garden Green (126973)
  • Accessories: Santa’s Sleigh Framelits Dies (140278), Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (143263), Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals (144108)


  • Garden Green card stock for card base: 4 ¼” x 11”, folded in half
  • Scratch piece of Garden Green big enough for the Christmas tree
  • 2 pieces of Cherry Cobbler card stock: 4” X ¾”
  • 1 piece of Be Merry Designer Paper: 4” X 1 ¾”
  • 1 piece of Be Merry Designer Paper: 4” X 2”
  • Whisper White card stock:4” X 2 ¼”


  1. Stamp the Deck the Halls sentiment in Cherry Cobbler on the piece of Whisper White. Make sure the sentiment is stamped to the far left of the piece of card stock.
  2. Stamp the Christmas tree from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set on a scratch piece of Garden Green card stock. Cut out using the coordinating Framelit from the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits using the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine.
  3. Cut out the small star from Red Glimmer Paper using the star die from the Santa’s Sleigh Framelits.
  4. Adhere the two Cherry Cobbler strips to the back top and bottom of the Deck the Halls piece. Try to leave the same amount of border on the top and bottom.
  5. Attach the 4” X 1 ¾” piece of Be Merry Designer Paper to the top portion of the card base leaving a border around the three sides.
  6. Adhere the 4” X 2” piece of Be Merry Designer Paper to the bottom portion of the card base leaving a border around the three sides.
  7. Attach the Deck the Halls piece in between the two pieces of designer paper.
  8. Adhere the cut out Christmas tree and red star using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals to the front, right of the card. 


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