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Posted on February 18, 2019

Earn Sale-A-Bration rewards BIG TIME with Paper Pumpkin!

Paper Pumpkin

Hello Stampers! Do you have a list of Stampin' Up! products you want to buy so you can get all those FREE Sale-A-Bration products? I do! (YES! Even as a Demonstrator!) 🙂

You might not have thought of it but purchasing a 3, 6, OR 12 month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription is one of the easiest ways to get those Sale-A-Bration rewards! AND, there's an added incentive in the March kit.

Earn Sale-A-Bration rewards BIG TIME with Paper Pumpkin!

That's right. Instead of one stamp set in the kit, you'll get two!

I purchase my own 12 month prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscription every year during Sale-A-Bration. Here's why. When I purchase the 12 month prepaid subscription I only pay for 11 months AND I get three free Sale-A-Bration gifts. (the cost of the 12 months is $209). Now, that's a great deal in itself. BUT, I add some extra supplies like cardstock, envelopes and SNAIL to bring my pre-tax total up to $250. By doing that I get two extra SAB rewards PLUS $50 in free merchandise. (regular free amount on $250 is $25 but with the SAB bonus, I get $50!) Let's recap:

spend $250 plus tax and shipping and GET:

  • 12 months of Paper Pumpkin creativity kits delivered right to you (but you've only paid for 11…woo hoo-one free month!)
  • FIVE free Sale-A-Bration gifts: 5 Level 1 OR a combination of Level 1 and Level 2 (see all your options HERE)
  • $50 in FREE merchandise from our Annual or Occasions catalogs

Ready to start shopping and grab your free stuff? Click HERE and let's do this! Questions just shoot me an email or text (214-293-4461)

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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 27, 2017

Celebrate – Glimmer Birthday

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Mojo Monday/ Stamping

Hey stampers! Today I have an easy, peasy birthday card using the Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and glimmer paper from the 6 x 6 Glimmer Paper Stack, a new Sale-A-Bration exclusive product.

SERIOUSLY guys you can whip out bunches of these in NO time and you'll have birthday cards ready to go anytime you need one!!

Instructions, measurements and supply item list follows below. Just click on a picture to go to my online ordering site. REMEMBER…for every $50 you spend, you can select a free Sale-A-Bration item. Here are the catalogs showing all the choices:

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  • Paper: Bermuda Bay (#11197) Whisper White (#100730) 6×6 Glimmer paper stack (#143831 – sab exclusive )
  • Other: Star Blast Edgelit (#142763) Metallic Ribbon Combo (#143601 – sab exclusive) Celebrations Duo Textured Impressions Embossing folders (#142760)


Bermuda Bay Cardstock:  8.5 x 5.5
Whisper White Cardstock: 4” x 5.25”  (x2)
6×6 Piece of Bermuda Bay Glimmer paper from stack


  1. Score and fold Bermuda bay cardstock in half
  2. Embossing Celebrate with folder on bottom half of whisper white 4” piece
  3. Die cut Star blast image from Bermuda bay glimmer paper – place edgelit along one edge of 6×6 piece to avoid having to cut edge and to maximize use of paper leaving you a big scrap for more projects
  4. Adhere die cut star blast piece above the word celebrate leaving room to add ribbon
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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:

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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 13, 2017

Beautiful You – Sneak Peek – Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Paper

Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting/ Stamping

Hey stampers!  Stampin' Up!'s Beautiful You stamp set continues to be my absolute “fave” for watercoloring! This sample uses the technique of an ink pad “palette”. You squeeze the lid on a closed stamp pad, which transfers ink onto the lid of the pad. You then open it up and color using your favorite watercoloring tool.

Do you see the “sneak peek” on this card? It's the strip of glimmer paper down the center. A 6″ x 6″ pad of assorted Glimmer Paper is coming as a FREE NEW Sale-A-Bration choice later this month…woo hoo!

Instructions, measurements and supply list follows. Just click on any picture below to go right to my ordering site.


  • Stamp SetsBeautiful You (143004 wood mount, 143637 clear mount)
  • Card Stock – Sweet Sugarplum (141418), Whisper White (100730), Basic Black (121045), Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper, 6×6 Glimmer Paper Assortment (143831)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival Stamp Pad (140931), Sweet Sugarplum (141395)
  • Misc. – Aqua Painters (103954), Succulent Garden 3/8” Ribbon Combo Pack (142781), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), SNAIL Adhesive (104332), Mini Glue Dots (103683)


  • Sweet Sugarplum: 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Blooms & Bliss: 4 ¼” x 3”
  • Glimmer Paper: 4 ¼”x ½”
  • Whisper White: 2 7/8” x 3 7/8”
  • Basic Black: 3” x 4”


    1. Stamp image of lady in Basic Black Archival Ink to the left of your Whisper White panel.
    2. Stamp sentiment of your choice in the bottom right of the Whisper White panel.
    3. Using your Aqua Painter and Sweet Sugarplum ink, lightly color in the dress and hat of your main image. (to create a palette, squeeze your stamp pad together when closed to transfer some of the ink to the lid of the stamp pad)
    4. Fold your card base in half. Adhere the designer paper to the left side of card. Then add the strip of glimmer paper.
    5. Adhere the stamped image to the Basic Black cardstock. Then, adhere here this to your card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
    6. Tie a knot in your ribbon, and trim edges to make it look pretty. Adhere it to your card using Mini Glue Dots.

Hope you enjoyed more fun watercoloring with the Beautiful You stamp set!

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Posted on February 1, 2017

What’s a Pumpkin Patch? Or is it Paper Pumpkin?

Paper crafting/ Paper Pumpkin/ Product Information/ Videos

Hey stampers!  I have to share a Paper Pumpkin funny story with you. When you join Stampin' Up! you get a free Paper Pumpkin kit (keep reading if you're not sure what this is!) in your box of goodies. One of my new team members had no idea she was getting this in her starter kit. We work together so she sent me a message and asked me what does she do with her “pumpkin patch”? It took me a minute, but then I started cracking up. I messaged her back and said, you mean Paper Pumpkin, right? She laughed and said yes. I showed her what was inside the box and she and her mom had a great time stamping and assembling everything.

I learned a good lesson from this: I need to do a better job of explaining the kit “extras” to my new team members; the Paper Pumpkin kit makes the value of the starter kit even better!

As I was thinking about my new team member, it occurred to me that Paper Pumpkin would be a great topic for a post this week…and not just because of the free kit when you join Stampin' Up! So here we go.

What IS Paper Pumpkin? It is a fully designed project kit that arrives at your door each month with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go, so you can skip to the fun. You'll get fun projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $19.95 a month (shipping included). The packaging itself is fun, too. Monthly kits arrive in an orange box and sometimes a special box is designed for a particular kit. Each month is a surprise…and who doesn't like surprises! Here's a video of the January project:

Right now, during Sale-A-Bration, you can get a three month prepaid subscription AND a free Sale-A-Bration item…it's a great time to sign up! I have my own Paper Pumpkin subscription and I get just as excited as my customers when that orange box arrives!

I have several customers who sign up for a 12 month prepaid subscription during Sale-A-Bration because they get FOUR free Sale-A-Bration freebies, a discount on the subscription, and they are guaranteed an entire year of Paper Pumpkin fun…with no interruption!

Whether you are new to stamping, or have been crafting for years Paper Pumpkin is sure to please. You can also gift a subscription to the crafters in your life…these make a wonderful birthday gift!

I invite you to check out all the details here, and please do email me if you have any questions at all!



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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!
Oh…if you'd like to get more free tutorials and other stamping related tips, tricks, samples, and more…be sure to put your info in the large coral circle above. We don't flood you with a lot of stuff; we just share our expertise and knowledge with you and hopefully, help you to enjoy your crafting more!
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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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Posted on January 5, 2017

Pretty Pocket Card Kit

Announcements/ Sale-A-Bration

Whew! We made it through the Stampin' Up! system crash yesterday! Thanks to all of you who didn't give up and eventually got your order placed-I appreciate you!

Today I want to share with you one of my favorite Sale-A-Bration freebies, the Pretty Pocket Kit.

Watch this short video of Stampin' Up! trainer, Donna. She demonstrates how quick and easy it is to create beautiful cards using the Pretty Pocket Card Kit. Get this kit for FREE with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration–January 4-March 31, 2017.

You can see all the Sale-A-Bration choices and the amazing new Occasions catalog here…there's something for everyone, no matter your style and tastes!


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Posted on December 30, 2016

Dragonfly Dreams Bundle…coming January 4!

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

I am loving the new Dragonfly Dreams Bundle that is coming in the new Occasions Catalog on January 4! Demonstrators could pre-order from this catalog in December so we've had chillin' time to play during the holidays!

dragonfly dragonfly1 dragonfly2

Not yet a Demo? Hmmm…maybe you'd like to see a little more of what could await you on January 4, 2017 (that's the start of our annual Sale-A-Bration promotion and you can earn so much during this time-through the end of March)

By choosing to join the Girls, INK team, you are in for something more than stamps, paper, and ink.  Yes, you can get up to a 25% discount on all that, but…..the opportunity to meet the most amazing people and form lasting friendships is what it's really all about! Some of my best friends have been formed during my Stampin' Up! journey that started almost 15 years ago!

In addition, my team is part of an awesome group of demonstrators called “Creativate”, started by one of my friends and upline. This group has trainings, videos, techniques…the list goes on an on. When you join Stampin’ Up! with me….you not only get ME and the other Girls, INK'ers to help you, but you get training that is backed by 150+ years of experience…at no charge…FREE!

If you have considered joining Stampin’ Up! with the thought of “trying it out to make some money” and growing a part-time or full-time business, I would love to help you! Let's chat in person or on the phone! I have a successful business. The upline you choose is important. Make sure you sign up with someone who will meet YOUR  needs.

Can I really just join to get a discount? Absolutely! In fact, that's why I joined, no kidding! Since then (2003) I've been among the Top 100 demonstrators in the company, earned fabulous trips to places like Fiji for me and my husband, gotten LOTS of free products, and, most important of all, helped others achieve THEIR dreams!

You also might want to consider:

  •  If you plan on ordering more than $100 in the next 3 months–this is truly the absolute best value for your money and I honestly can't think of any down side.
  • Get over $150 of products for $99 (and pay ZERO shipping)
  • 20% discount on all orders
  • You will remain active and enjoy all benefits at least until the end of June!
  • You will be able to order a month early from the new annual catalog this summer!

If you've been a demonstrator before, now is a great time to join again…even if you just want the kit! You aren't committing to anything; well, maybe just fun, great products, saving money, fun, great friends, fun…well, you get the idea!
OK–you have convinced me…….HOW DO I SIGN UP???
It’s easy, peasy, done…..just click HERE

Seriously, I LOVE, LOVE what I do and I think you would, too! AND…I mean it when I say I'm here to help you. Please do shoot me an email or call me if you have any questions.

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Posted on March 30, 2016

Hello Honey…

Join My Team/ Paper Pumpkin/ Sale-A-Bration/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Wanted to share a Hello Honey card sample today. While this was not one of my most favorite 2014-2016 In Colors, it kind of grew on me the more I used it. You might notice another retiring In Color, Mossy Meadow, in this project. Enjoy! If you'd like to add any of the products used in today's project, just click on the pictures below.

Be sure to check out some important dates at the end of the post…don't want you to miss out on anything!

birthday blooms


  1. Stamp Set: Birthday Blooms (140658)
  2. Inks: Versamark (102283), Hello Honey (133643), Mossy Meadow(133645)
  3. Paper: Hello Honey (133678), Very Vanilla (101650), Farmers Market Designer Paper (138448)
  4. Other: Clear Embossing Powder (109130), Heat Tool (129053), Wink of Stella brush – clear (141897), 1 1/2” Circle Punch (138299), 2” Circle Punch (133782), 2 1/2” Circle Punch (120906), Sponge Daubers (133773), Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon (134550), Gold Metallic Thread (138401), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Fast Fuse Adhesive (129026), Glue Dots (103683)Measurements: Very Vanilla card stock: scrap piece; Hello Honey card stock: scrap piece; 3 patterns of choice from DSP: scrap pieces


  • Hello Honey card stock: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, score at 4 ¼”
  • Very Vanilla card stock: scrap piece; Hello Honey card stock: scrap piece
  • 3 patterns of choice from DSP: scrap pieces


  1. Stamp small flower image in a random fashion on the lower portion of the folded Hello Honey card base using Versamark ink. Cover with Clear Embossing Powder, tap off the excess and use the Heat Tool to emboss images.
  2. With a sponge dauber, burnish the embossed images with Hello Honey ink (rub ink over and around them to make them show up on the card front). Wipe off excess ink with a tissue or soft cloth.
  3. Stamp small flower image once on the Very Vanilla scrap with Versamark ink. Emboss as above with Clear Powder.
  4. Use sponge daubers to add color to the embossed flower as shown, using the same technique as in step 2. Add color lightly and build to deepen.
  5. Color flower in with the Clear Wink of Stella brush. Punch out image with the 2” Circle Punch.
  6. Add Fast Fuse to the back of the punched flower image, then take the length of Gold Metallic Thread and loop it around your fingers, creating a circle of gold thread. Adhere the side with the open ends to the Fast Fuse on the back of the punched flower image.
  7. Punch out 3 circles of different sizes from your choice of 3 pieces of Farmers Market Designer Series Paper.
  8. Punch out a 1 1/2” circle from the Hello Honey card stock scrap piece. Discard. With the 2” Circle Punch, punch around the opening created by the 1 1/2” Circle Punch to create a ‘ring’ of Hello Honey.
  9. Adhere the punched circles as shown to the card front with Fast Fuse.
  10. Add Stampin’ Dimensionals to the punched flower image and adhere to the card front as shown.
  11. Tie a bow with the Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon. Trim the ends in flags. Adhere to the card front as shown with Glue Dots.

Thanks for popping in today!

Sale-a-Bration catalog freebies available until March 31 (TOMORROW), 2016 view online click HERE

Occasions Catalog available until May 31, 2016 view online click HERE

Weekly Deals until April 4, 2016 click HERE

Clearance Rack, click HERE

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Posted on March 21, 2016

Using Embossing Folders in New Ways

Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting/ Product Information/ Stamping

Happy Monday stampers! So glad you popped in today! I'm going to be talking about using embossing folders (EF) in new ways.

I don't know about you, but I have a habit of purchasing embossing folders for particular projects and then forgetting about them once the project is done. I'm trying to “think outside the box” and come up with new ways to use my folders.


You probably recognize the EF used with the Whisper White Cardstock; Gently Falling. This was introduced at the holidays and I used in Christmas cards for snow. I think it looks great behind these flowers; simple, yet it “pops”. Below are the products used and also instructions. I hope this inspires you to “think outside the box” and use YOUR embossing folders in new ways. Please send me your creations; I'd love to use them in my “guest blogger” feature.


  • Stamp Set – Helping Me Grow (#140764)
  • Card Stock – Pear Pizzazz (#131201), Elegant Eggplant (#105126), Whisper White (#100730), Watercolor Paper (#122959)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black (#140931), Pear Pizzazz (#131180), Wisteria Wonder (#126985), Elegant Eggplant (#126969)
  • Misc. – Softly Falling Embossing Folder (#139672), Fluttering Embossing Folder (#139304), Curvy Corner Trio Punch (#139683), Old Olive Baker’s Twine (#134579), Aqua Painter (#103954), Clear Wink of Stella (#141897), Dimensionals (#104430)


  • Pear Pizzazz Card Base                             5 ½” x 8 ½”
  • Watercolor Paper                                         2” x 3 ½”
  • Elegant Eggplant                                         2 ¼” x 3 ¾”


  1. Use the Fluttering Embossing Folder and emboss the Pear Pizzazz card base.
  2. Cut 22” of Baker’s Twine and wrap around the card creating a bow in the front.
  3. Create decorative corner on Whisper White cardstock using punch.
  4. Use Softly Falling Embossing Folder on Whisper White cardstock.
  5. Add Dimensionals to the back of the Whisper White cardstock and adhere on an angle to the front of the card.
  6. Stamp flower image in Basic Black ink. Color with Aqua Painters using both Wisteria Wonder and Elegant Eggplant ink as desired.       Use Pear Pizzazz ink on the stems.       Allow to dry completely.
  7. Cover flowers in Clear Wink of Stella.
  8. Mount Watercolor Paper to Elegant Eggplant with adhesive.       Add Dimensionals to the back of this panel and mount on Whisper White cardstock as shown.

Occasions catalog until May 31,2016 view online click HERE

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Posted on March 16, 2016

Flowering Fields Card Inspiration

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

Our Sale-A-bration card inspiration today is Flowering Fields! If you missed the week's earlier projects, click here.


The delicate flowers in this set are perfect for coloring; you can pair with the Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper and you've got endless card possibilities.


  • Stamp Sets Flowering Fields-SAB (#141300-wm; 141303-cm); Wetlands (#126695-wm; #126697-cm)
  • Cardstock – Old Olive (#100702); Tip Top Taupe (#138336); Thick Whisper White (#140272); Whisper White (#100730); Brights Color Collection DSP (#138434)
  • Stamp Pads – Memento Black (#132708); Old Olive (#126953); Calypso Coral (#126983)
  • Calypso Coral Baker's Twine (#138412); Wink of Stella-Clear (#141897); Blender Pen (#102845); Scallop Oval Punch (#119856); Hearth & Home Thinlits (#139666); Handheld Staper (#139083); Big Shot (#113439); Dimensionals (#104430)


  • Thick Whisper White – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”
  • Old Olive – 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Whisper White – 3-3/4” x 5”; scrap for punched sentiment
  • Old Olive Dotted DSP – 2” x 3-3/4”
  • Tip Top Taupe – 1” x 4”
  • Calypso Coral Baker's Twine – 8”


  1. Fold thick white cardstock in half. Tip: Score first.
  2. Attach Old Olive cardstock to card front.
  3. Stamp flower image on whisper white cardstock using black ink. Stamp leaf images on each side of the flower image using Old Olive ink. Stamp butterfly using Calypso Coral ink. Use blender pen & ink pads to color images.
  4. Attach Old Olive dotted paper on lower portion of white cardstock. Attach to card front.
  5. Die cut Tip Top Taupe window box.
  6. Staple 8” baker's twine to center of window box; tie bow. Attach to card front using dimensionals.
  7. Stamp sentiment on white scrap using Old Olive ink. Punch out using Scallop Oval Punch. Attach to card front using dimensionals.
  8. Apply glimmer to flower using Wink of Stella Clear brush.


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Posted on March 15, 2016

Papercrafting Ideas – using Sale-a-bration Products

Paper crafting/ Sale-A-Bration

My blog posts this week are focusing on papercrafting ideas using sale-a-bration products. (If you missed yesterdays post. click here to read it).

Just a few more weeks remain to score some free stuff…like the Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set!

ohhelloblogThis adorable little guy would be perfect on an Easter card or just to say hello to a favorite friend! The shimmer paper is perfect for watercoloring. Watercoloring takes practice but is so worth the effort. If you need some tips, feel free to give me a shout and I'll help you get started!

  • Stamp Sets: Honeycomb Happiness Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set (141288/w; 141291/c)
  • Paper: Mint Macaron Cardstock (138337), Blushing Bride Cardstock (131198), Shimmery White Cardstock (101910), Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (140557)
  • Ink: Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad (140931), Blushing Bride Classic Stampin’ Pad (131172), Hello Honey Classic Stampin’ Pad (133643)
  • Other: Washi Label Punch (138296), 2-1/2” Circle Punch (120906), Circles Collection Framelits (130911), Aqua Painters (103954), It’s My Party Enamel Dots (140554), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)




  • Mint Macaron Cardstock (5-1/2” x 8-1/2” card base, scored at 4-1/4”, folded to 4-1/4” x 5-1/2”)
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock   (4” x 5-1/4”)
  • Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (2” x 3-3/4”/striped pattern) (3” x 3-3/4” dotted pattern)
  • Mint Macaron (1/2” x 4”)
  • Scraps of Shimmery White & Mint Macaron cardstocks for punching & die-cutting




  1. Fold the Mint Macaron card base in half with fold on side.
  2. Layer the Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper onto the Blush Blossom cardstock; layer the ½” strip of Mint Macaron cardstock to cover “seam”.
  3. Stamp sentiment in Basic Black ink onto scrap of Shimmery White cardstock; punch out using the Washi Label Punch. Add a Mint Macaron It’s My Party Enamel Dot to either side of sentiment and adhere to bottom right of cardstock using Dimensionals. (Optional – sponge edges of punched piece using Blushing Bride ink.)
  4. Stamp chick on scrap of Shimmery White cardstock using Basic Black Archival ink. Punch out image using the 2-1/2” Circle Punch. Color in using Aqua Painters and the Blushing Bride ink for the body and the Hello Honey ink for beak & feet.
  5. Using the 5th largest circle framelit from the center, use your Big Shot to cut out a Mint Macaron circle. Layer Chick circle onto Mint Macaron circle and adhere to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals to finish.

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