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Posted on February 5, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms Distinktive Stamp Set

Online Classes/ Sale-A-Bration/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Happy Monday! Well, if you're an Eagles fan it's happy…lol. My Cowboys weren't at the “big dance” so I was in my craft room on Facebook LIVE giving some tips and tricks and showed some Heartfelt Blooms samples from my upcoming FB LIVE class. If you missed it, no worries! You can watch the video recording here.

Can I just tell you how much I love this Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set?!

Heartfelt Blooms Distinktive Stamp Set

You can't purchase this beautiful set; but, you CAN get it for free as a Sale-A-Bration choice!

Now, let me confess something. When I first saw this set, I wasn't that excited; first glance had me a bit underwhelmed. But, as I started stamping with it I quickly changed my mind! The details in this image just come to life when you put ink to it. Whether you stamp a monochromatic look or use coloring tools, like Stampin' Blends, the results truly are magical!

Heartfelt Blooms Distinktive Stamp Set

Heartfelt Blooms Distinktive Stamp Set

The stamp set also comes with three sentiments that are perfect for any occasion! There are so many things you can do with just this one set!

I would love for you to join me as I teach 4 projects using this stunning set. Not only will you learn tips for this set, we will also tackle the frustration of tying a perfect bow! You will come away feeling like a bow-tying rock star for sure!

My class is on Wednesday, February 21 t 7 PM CST. Already have plans for that evening? No worries! The class will be recorded and you can ask me questions after the fact. I set up invitation-only groups for my classes and once you register, you're in!

Here's all the scoop for the class and I hope to see you there!

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Posted on January 31, 2018

Sure Do Love You Notecard Box

Holidays / Special Days/ Paper crafting/ Sale-A-Bration

Do you need a special Valentine gift for that friend who always goes above and beyond? She's there with food when you have a family tragedy. Her shoulder is available when you need a good cry. She always answers your phone calls, even if you're just calling to have a good laugh. Today's Sure Do Love You Notecard Box will let her know she's #1 in the friend department!

Sure Do Love You Notecard Box

The Painted With Love Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up! makes this a total WOW…don't you think?  This paper is double-sided and the patterns are yummy!

Sure Do Love You Notecard Box

Notice the inside of the envelopes. These are circles of the DSP punched with a 2 1/4″ Circle Punch; easy way to jazz up the envelopes.

Enjoy the instructions below. Everything is available at my online store; remember it's Sale-a-Bration time so you can get in on free stuff with a minimum $50 order…woo hoo!

Project Instructions

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Posted on January 4, 2018

National Trivia Day Contest Stampin’ Up! Style!

Announcements/ Contests/ Sale-A-Bration

National Trivia Day Contest Stampin' Up! Style!

Hey stampers! I bet you didn't even know that today is National Trivia Day here in the United States. Sheesh, I think there is a “national day” for just about everything! Anyhoo, in honor of this day I'm having a National Trivia Day Contest Stampin' Up! Style! Send me an email (or comment below) by Friday, January 5, with the correct answers to the ten questions below, and I'll send you an assortment of my favorite embellishments from the new 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.

What charity has been the recipient of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program since its inception in 2003?

Who is the current CEO of Stampin' Up!?

What 2 ladies are the founders of Stampin' Up!

How are these ladies related?

What is the new reward level in Sale-A-Bration 2018?

Name one of the 2012-2014 Stampin' Up! In Colors.

Stampin' Up! started ____ years ago.

Name three current or retired Stampin' Up! colors starting with the letter “T”.

Where is the Stampin' Up! Home Office?

What is the extra perk of joining Stampin' Up! during Sale-A-Bration?

Good luck to all!

Here's another sample using the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper in the 2018 Sale-A-Bration Catalog:

This fun paper is only one of the free items you can choose during Stampin' Up!'s biggest sale of the year; January 3 – March 31, 2018. Check out all of the options below; there's even a new reward level this year!

For everything you need to know about Sale-A-Bration, click here







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Posted on January 3, 2018

Sale-A-Bration Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Sale-A-Bration

Thanks for popping in today to see a new Sale-A-Bration sample. This one uses the “Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper”. This bright and jazzy paper pairs beautifully with the “Bubble Over Bundle” in the Occasions 2018 Catalog.

Sale-A-Bration Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper

This bottle totally reminds me of the orange fizzy drink we loved as kids! This paper is so versatile, too. It would make such a fun birthday card, too!

Here are the project instructions. Of course, you can find all the supplies at my online store. 🙂


  • Stamp Sets: Bubble Over (145868(
  • Inks: Basic Black Archival (140931), Lemon Lime Twist (144086), Basic Gray Archival (140932)
  • Card Stock and Paper: Whisper White (100730), Bermuda Bay (131197), Basic Gray (121044), Bubble & Fizz Designer Series Paper (SAB 2018), Silver Foil Sheet (132178)
  • Other: Bubble Over Bundle (145663), Stitched Shapes Framelits (145372), Lemon Lime Twist 3/8” Mini Striped Ribbon (145611), Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (145632), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683), Paper Trimmer (126889), Big Shot (143263)


  • Bermuda Bay card stock (Card Base):  5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Basic Gray card stock:  4” x 5 ¼”
  • Whisper White card stock: 1 ea. 4” x 5 ¼” piece for inside panel, 3 ¾” x 5” piece for layering strips, scrap for Stitched Shape circle
  • Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper: 1” x 3 ¾” strips of assorted patterns (strips), one soda pop bottle cut out
  • Silver Foil Sheet:  scrap for bottle top
  • 3/8” Lemon Lime Twist Striped Ribbon:  12” piece


  1. Adhere Basic Gray panel to card front.
  2. Adhere 1” x 3 ¾” strips of Designer Series Paper to the 3 ¾” x 5” piece of Whisper White card stock (use photo for reference) and then adhere the completed panel on top of the Basic Gray layer.  Set aside.
  3. Using the Bottles & Bubbles Framelits (soda pop bottle shape) and a coordinating piece of the Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series Paper, cut out one bottle.
  4. Using the same set of framelits and a scrap of Silver Foil Sheet, cut out one bottle top and adhere it to the top of the bottle using Mini Glue Dots.  Set aside.
  5. Next, cut one large circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits out of Whisper White card stock.
  6. Stamp the sentiment in Basic Gray Archival ink on the circle.  (refer to photo for placement).
  7. Stamp the bubbles above the sentiment in Lemon Lime Twist ink.
  8. Next, add adhesive to the back of the white circle and add ribbon as shown.
  9. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the back of the completed circle and adhere to the 3 ¾” x 5” striped panel as shown.

Add a few “bubbles” from the Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes to bring the Lemon Lime stamped bubbles to life.

Quick p.s…….check out yesterday's post for all you need to know about Sale-A-Bration. I don't want you to miss out on anything!

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Posted on January 2, 2018

SHOP! HOST! EARN! Sale-A-Bration Starts Tomorrow!

Announcements/ Sale-A-Bration

SHOP! HOST! EARN! Sale-A-Bration Starts Tomorrow!

Sale-A-Bration Dates: January 3 – March 31, 2018

What is Sale-A-Bration? Just the BIGGEST Stampin' Up! sales event of the year! You earn free products with every qualifying order. If your list is BIG, don't miss the demo kit special–it's the best deal!


January 3 – March 31, 2018January 3 – March 31, 2018January 3 – March 31, 2018

  1. SHOP ONLINE: For every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you choose a free Sale-A-Bration product. If you've been a part of Sale-A-Bration in the past, there's something NEW this year!  We now have a new reward level, giving you more flexibility and options for your free items.
    • If you spend $50, you get one free level 1 product.
    • If you spend $100, you get one free level 2 product, OR, you can choose two level 1 items.
    • If you spend $150, you have the option to choose three level 1 items or one level 1 item and one level 2 item.

  2. JOIN STAMPIN UP: you'll choose two additional freel stamp sets in your demo kit, any set you like (excludes bundles and SAB stamp sets). This is a value up to $104! That's in addition to the $26 free (kit is $99 and you choose $125 in products!) and free shipping on the kit. If you want the biggest bang for your buck, this deal is it!
  3. STAMPIN REWARDS: Orders, workshops, etc over $250 receive an additional $25 free Stampin Rewards. If you join, you can take advantage of this on your first order!

If you haven't received your SAB or new Occasions Catalog, I'd love to send you one; shoot me an email and I'll get one out to you right away. If you'd like to just download them, click below for the PDF's:



Watch these short videos  below to see some Sale-A-Bration products in action:

Thanks for stopping by today! I'll be sharing fun Sale-A-Bration products all week so pop by each day for a look at something new.

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Posted on December 21, 2017

Retiring List Countdown AND 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peeks!

Announcements/ Customer Q & A/ Join My Team/ Sale-A-Bration

The Countdown has begun! We are counting down the last few days to order these retiring holiday catalog products as we look forward to the release of the uh-MAAAAZing new products in the 2018 Spring Catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure.


Today I have two sneak peeks to give you a little taste of some new catalog products that you will love.

Retiring List Countdown AND 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peeks!

Petal Palette – Occasions Catalog

Retiring List Countdown AND 2018 Occasions Catalog Sneak Peeks!

Bubble Over – Sale-A-Bration Catalog

Every catalog is a big deal but our Spring Occasions catalog is always the biggest and best because it coincides with our annual Sale-a-bration,  Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sales event of the year. Look what awaits you!!

1. FREE gift with purchase of $50 or more and… NEW this year are two”level 2″ choices for purchases of $100 or more. Of course, you can choose to spend any amount in $50 increments and can select FREE Sale-a-bration gifts for every $50 or $100 you spend. Now, if you have a large list and are thinking of spending more than $100, pay special attention to #3!

2. Extra Host Rewards – when you select a personal order of $250 or more, or if you gather orders from friends there are additional host rewards during Sale-a-bration.

3. Join Stampin’ Up! – those who decide to jump on in with the “I want it all” bundle of Stampin’ Up! products can choose two stamp sets of any price!  Yep, you heard that right!  For $99 plus FREE shipping on all of it, starting on January 3, you can:
a. Choose $125 in product of your choice…plus
b. select TWO additional stamp sets
c. Enjoyand benefit from an ongoing savings of at least $20% on everything you purchase or sell
d. Have 6 months to  meet the quarterly minimum.There is absolutely NO OBLIGATION to continue once you've enjoyed the above bennies but hey, I think with some of the added perks you just might want to stay a part of our Stampin' Up! family!

4. Demonstrators enjoy earning FREE Flex rewards points and free product during Sale-a-bration – so you if you join you can, too! Many of my current team members joined during Sale-A-bration when I started over 15 tears ago, and we all are still enjoying all the perks!

I hope today's sneak peeks and added info have perhaps enticed you just a bit! If you have any questions, need a catalog (if you don't have a demonstrator), or just want to share your excitement with me, please give me a shout!


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Posted on March 30, 2017

Cake Crazy – Bold and Beautiful

Paper crafting/ Product Information/ Sale-A-Bration

I have several family birthdays coming up so this bold and beautiful card using the Cake Crazy stamp set is just perfect, don't you think?

One of the best things about Stampin' Up! is that everything coordinates! The Party Animal Designer Series Paper and Washi Tape work perfectly together on this cheery card. Did you know that you can actually pick these products (or ANY other for that matter) as part of your starter kit for only $99?!

That's right, you get to pick $125 worth of products for only $99 plus tax, NO shipping AND you can pick two extra stamps sets of any value…woo hoo! If this might appeal to you check it out here!

Instructions, including measurements, for this Cake Crazy card follow below. Just click on any picture to order now…only one more day to grab your free Sale-A-Bration items!


  • Stamp Set: Cake Crazy (142850)
  • Cardstock and Paper: Whisper White (100730) and Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738)
  • Stampin’ Pad: Crushed Curry (131173), Emerald Envy (141396), Pacific Point (126951), and Tangerine Tango (126946)
  • Miscellaneous: Party Animal Designer Washi Tape (142743), Brights Enamel Shapes (141680), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), and Paper Snips (103579)


  • Whisper White card base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” then folded plus a piece 3” x 5-1/4” and 2-1/4” x 4-1/8”
  • Polka-dot sheet from Party Animal Designer Series Paper 4” x 5-1/4”


  1. Adhere Designer Series Paper onto Whisper White card base with SNAIL.
  2. On the smallest Whisper White piece, starting from the bottom, stamp the first cake layer using 3 different stamps and 2 colors (Pacific Point and Crushed Curry). First use Pacific Point and stamp the image with the solid line so the line is about 1/8” from the bottom of the cardstock . Then ink the diamond image with the curvy line in Pacific Point (don’t stamp yet!) and stamp off once then align image over already stamped image and stamp. Ink the diamond image that has no border with Crushed Curry, align over already stamped images and stamp.
  3. Stamp “Fantastic” in Tangerine Tango carefully so it almost touches the bottom cake layer and is in the center.
  4. Stamp row of stars in Crushed Curry.
  5. Stamp next cake layer with top and bottom lines in Pacific Point. Stamp companion piece also in Pacific Point but stamp off once before stamping onto darker cake layer image.
  6. Ink top cake layer with Pacific Point and stamp off before stamping.
  7. Ink candles with Pacific Point and stamp.
  8. Ink candle flame image with Crushed Curry and stamp.
  9. Temporarily set that piece over the middle sized Whisper White piece so you know where to next stamp the top and bottom sentiments in Emerald Envy.
  10. Once the sentiments are stamped, line right and bottom sides with the Emerald Envy Washi Tape. Using Paper Snips trim Washi Tape. Adhere to card front with SNAIL. Then add two strips of the Crushed Curry stars Washi Tape so it overlaps a tiny bit over the Emerald Envy Washi Tape. Trim with snips.
  11. Using Stampin’ Dimensionals, adhere the cake piece to the middle Whisper White piece so it’s centered between the top and bottom sentiments.
  12. Sprinkle rhinestones and enamel shapes onto front of card.

Thanks for popping in today and I hope you'll have fun making a Cake Crazy card! Oh, if you missed yesterday's post, I showed you how to create a fun custom t-shirt card.

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Posted on March 28, 2017

Create a Custom Tee – Vintage Style!

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Paper crafting/ Sale-A-Bration

Hey stampers! Hope you like this “vintage” style card, created with the Custom Tee stamp set by Stampin' Up! A lot of us are having “big” birthdays this year, so I thought this card was just the ticket!

You can still grab the stamp set (or bundle to save 10%) until May 31. Instructions, including measurements follow. Just click on a picture to go right to my ordering site. (until March 31 you can still score a free Sale-A-Bration item!


  • Stamp Sets: Custom Tee (142916)
  • Card Stock: Peekaboo Peach (141417), Calypso Coral (122925), Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads: Memento Tuxedo Black (132708)
  • Misc.: T-shirt Builder Die (142754), Cupcake & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack (142744), Silver Glimmer Paper (135314), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Silver 1/8” Ribbon (134583), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430), Bone Folder (102300)


  • Whisper White: 2 ½” x 4”, 3 ½” x 4 ¾” (for inside greeting and message)
  • Peekaboo Peach 5 ½” x 8 ½”
  • Calypso Coral: 2 7/8” x 4 1/8”
  • Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack 2 ½” x 1 1/8 (sunburst), 2 14” x 2” (tee)
  • Silver Glimmer: ¼” x 2 ½”
  • Silver 1/8” Ribbon:   8”


    1. Ink up Vintage verse from the Custom Tee set in Memento Tuxedo Black ink.
    2. Stamp Vintage on to the 2 ¼” x 2” scrap of Cupcakes & Carousels paper.
    3. Place the piece with Vintage on it in the Big Shot and cut it out with the women’s tee shirt framelits die.
    4. Adhere white card stock to Calypso Coral card stock layer with SNAIL adhesive.
    5. Adhere the sunburst 2 ½” x 1 1/8” piece of Cupcakes & Carousels paper to the bottom portion of the white piece.
    6. Peel the plastic backing of off the Silver Glimmer paper and adhere it with Glue Dots just above the sunburst paper.
    7. Adhere the Calypso Coral to the Peekaboo Peach card base.
    8. Place 2 Dimensionals on the back of the tee and adhere it to the card.
    9. On the rhinestone sheet, cut four rhinestones from the chain of attached rhinestones and adhere to the tee just below the word Vintage.
    10. Tie a bow with the silver ribbon and attach it to the card with a glue dot.

Would love to see what you create using the Custom Tee stamp set!


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Posted on March 21, 2017

Hello NEW Saleabration Choices and Goodbye Mint Macaron….

Announcements/ Paper crafting/ Sale-A-Bration

Great news…there are new Saleabration choices that just have been added! Sad news… we will soon be saying goodbye to 2015-2017 In Color Mint Macaron…sniff, sniff! This is my favorite In Color from that collection. Of course, all the beautiful colors in that set will be saying adieu as well.

BUT…it's not too late to make sure you can continue to make projects like this using YOUR favorite 2015-2017 In Color, whichever one that is! Just click on a pic below to see the product used.


  • Stamp SetsFalling Flowers (139553w,139556c); Greatest Greetings (140703w,140706c)
  • Card Stock – Thick Whisper White (140272)
  • Stamp Pads – Mint Macaron (138326); Smoky Slate (131179)
  • Misc. – Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper (142778); 3/8” Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon (141656); 2015-2017 In Color Doilies (141674); Pearl Basic Jewels (119247); 2” Circle punch (133782); Wink of Stella-Gold (141898); Wink of Stella – Clear (141897); Mini Glue Dots (103683); Dimensionals (104430)


  • Thick Whisper White CS: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”
  • Ribbon: 10”


    1. Fold Thick Whisper White cardstock in half to form card base.
    2. Punch 2” circle from card front.
    3. Stamp ‘flourish’ image several times across card front using Mint Macaron ink.
    4. Stamp ‘sentiment’ using Smoky Slate ink.
    5. Tie ribbon around card front as shown.
    6. Center In Color Doily inside punched circle and adhere to inside of card base using Mini Glue Dots.
    7. Fussy cut a flower from the Succulent Garden DSP then paint with Wink of Stella – Clear. Add to center of doily with a Dimensional.
    8. Add Pearl Basic Jewels to flower center.
    9. Splatter card front with Wink of Stella – Gold by tapping handle.

If you order right away, you can also still get a free Saleabration product for every $50 purchase…NEW SAB choices have just been added!


Thanks for popping in today and I hope you score some Saleabration freebies right away! If you enjoyed this post, here's another one you might enjoy! 🙂


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Posted on February 28, 2017

Glimmer Paper Video – Sale-A-Bration Style

Sale-A-Bration/ Stamping/ Tuesday Tips

Hey stampers! Today I wanted to share a video from the Home Office showing you lots of Glimmer Paper projects!

With any qualify order of $50 from any of our current catalogs you can get a pack of this yummy paper…for FREE!!!

You get four sheets of each color (Mint Macaron, Sweet Sugarplum, and Bermuda Bay) in the 6 x 6 paper stack and the colors coordinate with the Cupcakes and Carousels, Falling in Love, and Succulent Garden Product Suites in our Occasions Catalog.

There are so many fun things you can do with this paper and ! I know you'll want to have some of this in your crafting supplies!

Just go to my store, pick out at least $50 worth of your favorite Stampin' Up! products and add this item in (item #143831) at the end (if you forget, you will get a prompt telling you to choose a Sale-A-Bration item). Of course, you can choose any free item you'd like!


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Posted on February 23, 2017

Sale-A-Bration Tasty Truck – Quick and Easy

Announcements/ Sale-A-Bration

Hey stampers! I wanted to share a simple card today, one made with the Sale-A-Bration free stamp set, Tasty Truck. This has been a popular one with all my customers!

Directions, measurements and product links (including new Sale-A-Bration choices) follow at the end of this post.

Now, speaking of Sale-A-Bration…have you seen the new free choices that were just added on Tuesday? No? Here you go:

SAB_2017_2nd Release_US

Here's some samples to check out.

I LOVE LOVE the glimmer paper. It won't last, so get on over to my online store to place your $50 order and get this 6″ x 6″ glimmer stack for free!  Of course, you can place a larger order and get ALL the new items for free AND get hostess dollars to spend, too…woo hoo!!


  • Stamp SetsTasty Trucks (143300)
  • Card Stock – Whisper White Notecards and Envelopes (131527);
  • Whisper White (100730)
  • Ink – Basic Black (140931); Bermuda Bay (131171); Melon Mambo (126948); Smokey Slate (131179); Daffodil Delight (126944)
  • Misc. – Aqua Painter (103954); ½” Circle Punch (119869); Dimensionals (104430); Paper Snips (103579)


  • Whisper White Notecard & Envelope
  • Whisper White:               Scrap



  1. Stamp Truck using Basic Black Ink onto upper left of notecard
  2. Stamp cupcakes inside window
  3. Stamp an extra cupcake on Whisper White Scrap
  4. Punch out with ½” Circle Punch
  5. Stamp Greeting towards lower right of notecard using Bermuda Bay Ink
  6. Use thin strips of Whisper White Scrap, stamp the truck using Basic Black Ink…ensuring that the “side bar” is usable.
  7. Stamp greeting using Bermuda Bay Ink
  8. Use paper snips to cut out side bar, curing around the headlight
  9. Squeeze the ink pads to transfer ink into the lids
  10. Use aqua painters and ink from lids to color.

Use Stampin'  Dimensionals to pop up side bar and cupcake pieces


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Posted on February 15, 2017

Sweet Sugarplum Cheers

Announcements/ Sale-A-Bration/ Stamping

Hey stampers! I couldn't resist sharing this adorable “Sweet Sugarplum Cheers” card, and give you a sneak peek of another new Sale-A-Bration choice being added by Stampin' Up! later in the month!

Sweet Sugarplum is my faaaaaaavorite 2016-2018 In Color and the “Reverse Words” images will complement any card! You'll be able to order this stamp set, 6″ x 6″ Glimmer Paper (in Bermuda Bay, Mint Macaron and…Sweet Sugarplum!), and the Make a Medallion Stamp Set starting on February 21. Set a reminder in your phone to score your freebies before they're gone!

Instructions, measurements, and detailed supply list follows. Why not bookmark this post and then you'll be able to order when the time comes; or, feel free to email me to order and I'll take care of the rest!


  • Stamp Sets: Reverse Words (143316 w, 143319 c)
  • Card Stock: Sweet Sugarplum (141418), Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads: Sweet Sugarplum (141395)
  • Misc.:  Note Cards & Envelopes Whisper White (131527), Bitty Butterfly Punch (129406), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Sweet Sugarplum 3/8” Ruched Ribbon (141428), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Glue Dots (103683), Dimensionals (104430), Bone Folder (102300)


  • Whisper White:        2 ¾” x 4 1/8”
  • Sweet Sugarplum:   2 7/8” x 4 ¼”, scrap for butterfly punch
  • Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon:   15”



    1. Ink up Cheers Stamp from Reverse Words in Sweet Sugarplum ink.
    2. Stamp Cheers on to white card stock.
    3. Adhere white card stock to Sugarplum card stock layer with SNAIL adhesive.
    4. Wrap ribbon around the layered pieces and tie a knot.
    5. Place 4 Dimensionals on the back, using two of the Dimensionals to secure the ribbon so that it does not slide off.
    6. Fold a white note card and crease with the bone folder.
    7. Adhere the layered piece with the dimensionals to the note card.
    8. Punch out a Bitty Butterfly from the scrap of Sweet Sugarplum.
    9. Fold the butterfly down the center.
    10. On the rhinestone sheet, cut three rhinestones from the chain of attached rhinestones and adhere to the butterfly.
    11. Attach the butterfly to the card with a glue dot.
    12. Write a note inside and give this card to a friend to brighten their day!

Hope you enjoyed this Sweet Sugarplum Cheers sneak peek. See you soon! 🙂

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Posted on January 18, 2017

A Village Artiots Kind of Day!

Join My Team/ Paper crafting/ Sale-A-Bration

Hey Stampers! Village Artiots??? What is going on? Well, let me give you a little peek!

One of my dear friends recently moved to Albuquerque. She is a true “artist” and does beautiful handmade cards and mixed media projects.

She's been hard at work in her studio creating some special Valentine's Day projects and I just had to share some of her gorgeous cards with you today. She joined my online stamp club and used one of my Stampin' Up! Valentine themed January projects…

for her inspiration!

I always love to share projects made by my customers and downline in the hopes they will also inspire you!

You can see more from this talented lady, including her “trademark” item, one of a kind, handcrafted, folded paper ornaments here and here.  My favorite color is purple and she made me a special one that I display not only during the holidays!

One more thing before I let you go. Remember, Sale-A-Bration is in full swing and it's not too late to get free stuff to use in your Valentine's Day projects! Visit my online store to get in on the savings. If your wish list has more than a few items on it, now is also a fabulous time to get the “Big Savings Bundle” AKA Starter Kit PLUS free stamps! $99 for $125 of regular product, 2 free stamp sets of any value in the catalog  and you pay no shipping…woo hoo! You might want to take a peek at what that's all about here.

I hope you enjoyed our featured artist, Chris Jones of Village Artiots, today!


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Posted on January 11, 2017

Glass Etching – Day 2

Holidays / Special Days/ Projects/ Sale-A-Bration

Hey stampers! Today I'll be continuing my tutorial on glass etching, covering how to etch with a rubber stamp. If you missed Part One yesterday, check it out here.

So, as many of you are rubber stamping crafters, you need to know how to glass etch using your favorite Stampin' Up! stamps…right?! Let's get started!

It definitely is easiest to use a flat, plate for emboss resist etching; it can be done with a round surface but MUCH more difficult and results are often discouraging. So, I'll show you the flat, glass plate method today.

Supplies needed:

  • 9 1/2″ glass dessert plate or other flat surfaced glass
  • small circle punched from cardstock (dark color works best)
  • scotch™ Tape
  • cutting system to cut a circle
  • adhesive-backed (like Contact ) shelving paper
  • glass cleaner spray or rubbing alcohol
  • paper towels
  • Embossing Buddy™
  • rubber stamp(s)
  • Versamark™ pad
  • embossing powder (any color)
  • heat tool
  • rubber or latex gloves
  • Armour Etch Cream™ available at local craft stores
  • scraping tool (I use the little brown one from Pampered Chef)
  • kitchen timer or clock
  • Note: Although etched glass is food safe when complete, you might prefer to stamp your image on the back of the plate for a more “finished” look.


  1. Attach the small, punched circle to the center of the plate with a little piece of tape. This dot will be removed later; it is a guideline for stamp placement and does not have to be in the “exact” center.
  2. Clean the back side of the plate thoroughly with glass cleaner or rubbing alcohol. The goal is to remove all the fingerprints and any oil that might be on the surface to be etched.
  3. Using a cutter, create a circle “frame” (approx. 8″) from a piece of Contact paper. Affix the frame to the plate (front or back, whichever you choose), using the dot as a centering point. The glass etching cream will be applied inside this framed area, make sure it's pressed down well with no gaps or air bubbles along the edges.
4. Check to make sure you don't see any fingerprints or oil residue from when you pushed it down in step 3; if so, carefully clean it again
5. Rub the Embossing Buddy across the framed area; this will prevent embossing powder from sticking where you don't want it!
6. Ink your stamp  with the Versamark pad and carefully stamp in the center of the framed area using the taped dot as your guide. The glass might be slippery so stamp carefully!
If you make a mistake, just repeat steps 5 and 6 again.
7. Sprinkle embossing powder over the stamped image. You can use any color; you will scrape it away at the end of the process.
8. PRIOR TO HEATING, check for any excess embossing powder and remove it with a small paint brush if necessary.
9. Heat the embossing powder with your heat tool until the powder is shiny. This will take some time because glass is much thicker than cardstock. If you aren't sure you've heated it enough, heat a little more just for good measure!
Do not hold the plate while heating; the glass gets very hot!! If you make a mistake, just repeat steps 5-9.

10. Pour or dab a large glob of etching cream into the center of the circle frame.

Caution: Armour Etching Cream will burn your skin so wear latex or rubber gloves just to be safe. The etching cream also has an odor like rotten eggs, so if that is not a pleasing smell to you (HA!) work outside or in a well ventilated area.

11. Using foam brush,  lightly brush the cream onto the frame, coating with a thick layer to ensure good coverage. If you happen to get some outside the frame, wipe it off right away. The cream begins to etch the glass quickly.
12. Set a timer for 5-10 minutes.
13. Once the timer buzzes,  rinse the plate thoroughly with warm water, rubbing slightly with a gloved hand. Keep rinsing until no cream remains. Take off the frame and throw away. Take off your gloves and rinse a little bit more just to be sure no cream remains. Use the scraper to get off all the embossing…you can also use your fingernail.

14. Take off the dot and all the tape and dry the plate with a paper towel or a clean cotton towel.

NOTE: Etching cannot be reversed. If there was cream in places where it shouldn't have been, it can't be “fixed”.

 Here are some samples; the possibilities are endless!
I hope you've enjoyed and learned something from my tutorials. Give this fun technique a try and share your pictures! If you need any Valentine stamp sets, Stampin' Up! has a lot of new ones; you can see them now at my online store. Remember, it's Sale-A-Bration so any $50 order gets you free merchandise!
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Posted on January 9, 2017

Sealed With Love

Classes / Events/ Holidays / Special Days/ Mojo Monday/ Sale-A-Bration

Oh my…have you had a chance to order Stampin' Up!'s new Sealed with Love Bundle from the Occasions Catalog? My in person and online clubs this month are doing projects using this sweet bundle!

In the first project, my club ladies made a set of six Valentine “tags” that go on a set of wood blocks. Throughout the year, we'll be making other sets, one for spring and a birthday set are the ones already in production. These blocks were a big hit! If you live in the north Dallas, Sachse, Wylie or Murphy area I'd love to start a club with you and your friends! Call or email me and we can see what might work.

The card projects are what my online clubs will be doing and it's easy for YOU to join in that fun! Simply place an order of at least $35 at my online store by January 12th using hostess code KZMZ27UU. You will receive a pdf with instructions and measurements to create these two projects. AND, on the 25th of the month, I will mail out, via priority mail, a card kit for each project that will have all the cardstock, embellishments, and die-cut pieces for you to complete the projects. Of course, you'll also receive envelopes for your cards. You are welcome to place any order you like but if you want to use the stamps I used, I'd suggest you order the Sealed with Love Stamp set or bundle that includes the Framelits at a 10% discount.

You will stamp your own projects on the cardstock I send in the kits. Other supplies I used are Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, Mini Paper Clips, Sending Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Glassine Sheets, Real Red 12 X 12 Cardstock. You can just click on any picture below to go right to my store to place your order. DON'T FORGET that if you place a $50 order, you get to choose a FREE item out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog!…and FREE is fabulous…right??

In case you haven't seen either the Occasions or Sale-A-Bration catalogs, CLICK HERE.

Sale-A-Bration is a great time to stock up on stamping basics like cardstock and adhesives, too.  If your order totals $150 (before tax and shipping)_ don't use the above hostess code-you'll get to use the hostess dollars and you'll still get the pdf's and card kits.

Thanks for popping in today and checking out my Sealed with Love projects. If you have any questions or need help with your order…just give me a shout!



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