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Posted on August 22, 2016


Mojo Monday/ Paper crafting/ Project Life by Stampin' Up!

The Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection has so many beautiful choices, whether you want to create a memory album or whip up a bunch of cards in no time!


All of these gorgeous cards were made with different sized cards from the collection and mounted on coordinating cardstock. You'll notice each one also has some linen thread tied around to create a finished look. The stamped sentiments are all from the Watercolor Words Stamp set.

If you've never heard of Project Life by Stampin' Up!, you'll want to check it out. I promise, if you've said any of these phrases to yourself at least once:

  • I would love to make handmade cards, but I'm not creative
  • I don't have time to craft
  • I am on a budget and can't spend tons of money on supplies
  • I don't have room to store craft “stuff”

I have the perfect solution: #PLxSU…..Stampin' Up! even has holiday themed card collections and accessory packs. Why not order now and get a jump on your holiday cards and/or photo organization – you'll be glad you did! Complete instructions are below and just click on any photo to go right to my online store.


  • Stamp Sets – Watercolor Words #138702
  • Card Stock – Crumb Cake #120953, Soft Sky #131203
  • Stamp Pads – VeraMark #102283
  • Misc. – Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection #141668, Linen Thread #104199, Copper Embossing Powder #141636, Embossing Buddy #103083, Heat Gun #129053, Multipurpose Liquid Glue #110755, Dimensionals #104430.


  • Crumb Cake Card Stock (Card Base)– trim to about 1/16″ larger than Soft Sky layer (or to a larger border if you choose)
  • Soft Sky Card Stock (layer under for card front)– trim to about 1/16″ larger than Project Life card
  • Trim Hello Lovely Project Life large card – Wreath (Card Front) to 4″ x 5 1/2″


  1. Dust the Wreath Hello Lovely Project Life Card (PL)with the Embossing Buddy (this will assure the Embossing Powder goes on cleanly).
  2. Stamp the ‘Just for you’ sentiment in VersaMark into the center of the Wreath Hello Lovely Project Life card. (Pre –trim this card as per measurements above.)
  3. Cover the Wreath Hello Lovely PL card with Copper Embossing Powder and set with your Heat Tool.
  4. Adhere the Wreath Hello Lovely PL card to the Soft Sky card stock with Multipurpose Liquid Glue. Center before glue sets.
  5. Wrap Linen Thread around adhered card fronts twice and finish with a small bow. Trim ends to make neat.
  6. Add Dimensionals to the back of the adhered card fronts and place on Crumb cake card base.

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed these #HelloLovely Project Life by Stampin' Up! samples!

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Posted on August 11, 2016


Paper crafting/ Paper Pumpkin

It's Paper Pumpkin BOGO time…woo hoo!!

For the FIRST time ever, first-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month completely FREE! Sign up at and use BOGO for the promo code.  You'll be able to make cute projects like these… AND save money!

Here are just a few of the features and benefits:

  • Every kit comes with an exclusive stamp set to use over and over!
  • You get at least one Classic Stampin’ Spot with every kit. The colors don’t repeat in a 12-month period, so it’s easy to build a collection of colorful ink.
  • Every new subscriber receives a clear block (size D) with their first kit to help them get started and to use throughout their subscription.
  • It’s an incredible value! In addition to a stamp set an ink spot(s), the kits are packed with supplies many to make awesome projects like cards, home décor, gift packaging, and more. For example, our card kits (6+ per year) always include 8 cards—at least!
  • It’s flexible! You can suspend (for a month) or cancel at anytime.
  • Since all the prep work is done, the projects take a shorter time to complete, making it the perfect on-the-go craft. Headed out of town? Grab a kit to create during some downtime. It’s all contained in one little box, so it’s easy to take anywhere!

I love getting my creative “escapes” in the mail each month; I invite you to join me for your own  fun!

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Posted on August 10, 2016

NEW Swirly Bird Video

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Paper crafting/ Videos

Have you seen the awesome “Swirly Bird” stamp set on page 152 of the annual catalog? Watch this short video to see some great birthday card ideas!

Designed with fun in mind, this stamp set is sure to help you unlock your creative potential! Mix and match the fun and bold designs, add your favorite Designer Series Paper and you'll be ready to create your handmade cards for birthdays or any occasion!

Just click on any picture below to order your supplies now.

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Posted on August 4, 2016

Thoughtful Branches Hydrangea

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Paper crafting/ Product Information

A pink “Thoughtful Branches hydrangea” to share today; can you tell I am digging this limited edition bundle?!


Stampin' Up! makes things so easy by pairing a versatile stamp set with framelits or thinlits dies…the dies do most of the work! You can either stamp the coordinating image and cut out OR use a coordinating Designer Series Paper; a win win in my book!

Remember the Thoughtful Branches Bundle is only available in August. If you've accumulated any Bonus Days coupons, use them on this bundle to save even more! (bundles save you 10% right off the top!)

Instructions and supplies are below-click on any picture to order right now.


    • Stamp Sets: Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle (144328)
    • Paper: Sweet Sugarplum (141418), Basic Black (121045), Pear Pizzazz (131201), 2016-18 In Color Envelope Paper (141698)
    • Ink: Versamark (102283)
    • Other: Big Shot (143263), Precision Plate (139684), Big Shot Die Brush (140603), Heat Tool (129053), White Stampin’ Emboss Powder (109132), Subtles Enamel Shapes (141679),2016-18 InColor Enamel Shapes (141410), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)


  • Sweet Sugarplum cardstock – 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Basic Black cardstock – 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Pear Pizzazz Scrap
  • Sugarplum Scrap from the 2016-18 In Color Envelope Paper


  1. Stamp the sentiment with Versamark ink on the bottom right of the Basic Black panel. Sprinkle on and tap off the excess Whisper White Embossing Powder, then use your Heat Gun to set it. Adhere the panel to the Sweet Sugarplum card base as shown.
  2. Run the flower and the stem through the Big Shot Machine with the aid of the Precision Plate using the scraps of paper Then, use the Die Brush to remove the pieces from the die.
  3. Adhere the stem and flower to the card as shown with tiny drops of Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
  4. Select a few Enamel Shapes from the 2016-18 In Color and the Subtles Enamel Shapes packs and adhere them to your card as shown.

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you are enjoying these Thoughtful Branches Bundle samples. Click here if you missed yesterday's post and sample.

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Posted on July 29, 2016

Tax Free Weekend Coming in Texas!

Announcements/ Holidays / Special Days/ Product Information


Our Texas tax-free weekend is coming August 5-7 and there are 11 other states offering this. Many Stampin' Up! products are if you are lucky enough to live in one of these states, you'll benefit!

Here's a handy chart to see which states are offering the tax-free holiday and relevant information for each state including holiday dates, products that qualify, and dollar limits per item; just click on the link. Make your list now, bookmark my online ordering site and set a calendar reminder so you don't forget to place your order!


You must place your order with Stampin’ Up! during the tax holiday period in order to receive these items tax-free (midnight on the first day to 11:59 PM on the last day of the tax holiday).

Keep in mind that this is a state sales tax holiday and may not apply to additional county, city, and special jurisdiction taxes.  Lastly, Massachusetts normally participates in this holiday but they are not participating this year.  Let me know if you have any questions.  Happy tax free weekend shopping!!

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Posted on July 28, 2016

Painter’s Palette and Bonus Days

Classes / Events/ Holidays / Special Days/ Product Information/ Stamping

Our new 2016-2018 In Color Collection is shown off so beautifully in the Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack. The coordinating Painter's Palette stamp set makes it so easy to create custom birthday cards for your special family and friends. Notice the little pocket inside this cheery card. A gift card fits perfectly or you could tuck in a little note.


You'll see pictures of supplies and all the instructions at the bottom of this post. But WAIT, don't go there yet…..


Bonus Days : July 7- July 31, 2016

Earn in July

  •  through July 31, 2016 ONLY

 Redeem in August .

  • August 2 – August 31, 2016 

NOTE: Bonus Days coupon codes will be delivered directly from Stampin' Up! via email,

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An email address is required to participate in this promotion. We cannot resend emails with coupon codes, so make sure you save the email and write down the codes in a safe place so you don't miss out on the coupons you earn.

  • You will receive a $5 Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 you spend in a single order (catalog price before shipping and tax).
  • There is NO LIMIT  to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion.
  • There is NO LIMIT on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption.
  • Bonus Days coupons codes will be used in the checkout process during the redemption period.

*Participants will receive a Bonus Days coupon code via email for every $50 spent in a single order. (merchandise price BEFORE tax and shipping)

It's like Kohl's  cash

  • Make sure you keep your emails with your codes so you can cash them in starting on August 2.

Questions? Contact me please!


*Please check your SPAM/Junk Folder if you do NOT see your email from Stampin'Up! with your coupon codes.

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Posted on July 28, 2016

Sketch Challenge

Projects/ Scrapbook/ Stamping/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Ever get stuck in a rut with your cardmaking? Using the same colors, the same designs, your same old “standby” stamp sets?

This happens to me sometimes; when it does, I look for a sketch challenge to get my creative juices freely flowing again! Here's one I found at Becky Fleck's PageMaps (
card map
Think of all the scraps from your scrapbooking or stamping you could use up…each card would be different and any sentiment would work!

I hope today's sketch challenge inspired you; I'd love to see your creations!
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Posted on July 27, 2016

Teddy Bear Fun


OK…aren't these little teddy bears made with the Fox Builder Punch just the CUTEST???

teddy bears

Baby cards, baby shower invitations, even wedding congratulations made with this punchwould be so adorable!

If you haven't seen the punch and/or the matching stamp set, just click on an image below and go right to my online store to see more info and/or purchase. I've also included pictures of the coordinating Designer Series Paper Stack. The product coordination really is one of the best features of Stampin' Up! products.

Thanks for stopping by and hope you enjoyed today's teddy bear fun!

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Posted on July 26, 2016

Floral Phrases Bundle Samples

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Tuesday Tips

Our daughter is getting married in the fall and I've been playing around with the Floral Phrases Bundle to create some invitation ideas for her. While those ideas are a closely guarded secret at this point (can't spoil the “reveal” when invitations are sent out!), I thought I'd share some card samples; I picked ones done with navy as that is one of her wedding colors…enjoy!


As you can see, the stamp set and coordinating Detailed Floral Thinlit are perfect for thank you as well as wedding invitations and congratulations.

When you order the Floral Phrases Bundle, you'll also want to add a package of the elegant Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper. Not only will the paper give you many yummy patterns to use BUT you'll qualify for a $5 Bonus Days Coupon…woo hoo! Note: the code will be sent to you in an email from Stampin' Up! immediately after you place your order–save these codes!. You'll be able to redeem your coupon code (s) from August 2 – August 31.

You might also want to add a bottle of our Fine Tip Glue to your order…it makes adhering the detailed die cutouts so easy.

 Thanks for stopping by today!

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Posted on July 25, 2016

Create a Quick Background

Mojo Monday/ Videos

Do you ever want to create a quick background that will really show off your stamped or diecut image? I recorded a quick video to show you how I use my Stampin' Write Markers and some water to do just that!

Be sure to email me if you have any questions or if there is a technique you'd like me to feature!



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Posted on July 19, 2016

Summer Peaches

Paper crafting/ Projects/ Tuesday Tips

Nothing tastes quite as good as “summer peaches”…you know the ones…juicy, sweet, filled with flavor! Today's card brings back memories of canning those delicious summer peaches to enjoy all year long.

summer peaches

I love the way the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper coordinates so perfectly with the Fresh Fruit Stamp Set. Click on any of the pictures below to order your own; supply list for this project follows…enjoy!


  • Stamp Set – Fresh Fruit (141770)
  • Card Stock – Pear Pizzazz (131201), Whisper White (100730), Peekaboo Peach (141417)
  • Designer Series Paper – Fruit Stand (141660)
  • Stamp Pad – Archival stamp pad ~ Basic Black (140931), Peekaboo Peach (141398), Pear Pizzazz (131180)
  • Tools – 1 3/4″ Circle Punch (119850)
  • Misc. – Snips (103579); Dimensionals (104430), Metallic Enamel Shapes (141678), Delicate White Doilies (141701)


  • Peekaboo Peach base card: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Pear Pizzazz: 1 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • DSP: 2 3/4″ x 5 1/2″


  • Stamp peach in Peekboo Peach, add outline in Basic Black. Punch out with Circle Punch.
  • Stamp leaves in Pear Pizzazz, add outline in Basic Black. Cut out with Snips.
  • Cut White Doily in half, adhere to left side of base card.
  • Adhere DSP and strip of Pear Pizzazz, stamp message. Add Dimensionals to peach and leaves, adhere to card.
  • Add one gold metallic enamel shape to peach.

 Thanks for popping in today to “taste” summer peaches!

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Posted on July 18, 2016

Flourish Thinlits

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Mojo Monday/ Stamping

This card made with the Flourish Thinlits uses some of my favorite Stampin' Up! core colors and one of the new 2016-2018 In Colors…can you spot it? If you said Sweet Sugarplum you'd be correct!


The die-cut images are the focal point of this card; no extra Designer Series Paper or ribbon needed; just a few rhinestones to give some extra pop! You can purchase the stamp set and thinlits separately or get the bundle (wood mount – 142322 or clear mount – 142323) and qualify for a special Bonus Days coupon to spend in August!

You can click on any product picture below to go right to my ordering site and all the instructions, including measurements for this card are below.


  • Stamp Set: Flourishing Phrases (141531 w; 141534 c)
  • Ink: none
  • Paper: Whisper White Thick (140272), Whisper White (100730), Soft Sky (131181), Sweet Sugarplum (141418), Bermuda Bay (131197), Rich Razzleberry (115316)
  • Other: 2016-2018 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (141393), Brights Stampin’ Write Markers (131259), Subtles Stampin’ Write Markers (131263), Big Shot (143263), Precision Base Plate (139684), Flourish Thinlits (141478), Laying Ovals Framelits (141706), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), Stampin Dimensionals (104430), Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309)


  • Whisper White Thick: 8-1/2” x 5-1/2” (fold in half)
  • Whisper White: 5 1/4” x 4”
  • Whisper White: 2 ½” x 1 ½
  • Soft Sky: 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Sweet Sugar Plum: 2” x 2”
  • Bermuda Bay: 2 ½” x 2 ½”
  • Rich Razzleberry: 2 ½” x 2 ½”


  1. Fold the card base in half.
  2. Cut out the Soft Sky, Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry cardstock with the dies on the Big Shot.
  3. Ink up the saying using the markers that match the cardstock. Start with the lightest colors and move the darker colors.  Be sure to huff on the stamp before you stamp it on small piece of white cardstock.
  4. Cut out the saying, on the Big Shot with an oval framelit die.
  5. Attach the die cut cardstock to the front of the card using the fine tip glue pen. Use only very small dabs of glue on each piece. TIP: Lay out the pieces first so you can see how they will join.
  6. Attach the saying to the front of the card with dimensionals.
  7. Add rhinestones to the flowers.
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Posted on July 15, 2016

Christmas in July – Flourish Thinlits

Big Shot/ Die Cut/ Holidays / Special Days/ Videos

Hey stampers! My team is already at work for our Christmas event…yes I know it's only July! But, many of us demonstrators are also getting our Christmas Card classes rolling so I thought I'd share one today!

flourish thinlits

The details in this card are made easy by using the Flourish Thinlits Dies; here's a quick video that shows you more about these new gems. TEN individual dies come in this set so it's a great value!

These framelits and a few other supplies would be the perfect purchase to help you have a jump on your holiday card-making PLUS qualify you for a Bonus Days coupon…boom! Just click on any product photo below to order; supply list follows.


  • Stamp Set – Embellished Ornaments (139759)
  • ThinlitsFlourish (141478), Detailed Floral – (141482)
  • Card Stock – Cherry Cobbler (119685); Gold Foil (132622),
  • Very Vanilla (101650)
  • Stamp Pads – Cherry Cobbler (126966)
  • Other: Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309), Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Big Shot (143263), Dimensionals (104430), Dazzling Diamonds (133751 ), Wink of Stella –gold (141898 ), Gold 1/8” ribbon (134583), Layering Circles Framelits (141705)


  • Cherry Cobbler Base: 8 ½ X 5 ½ and scraps to cut the ‘poinsettias’
  • Gold Foil: 5 ¼ X 4
  • Very Vanilla 3×3 scrap


  1. Cut 2 small & 1 large poinsettia from Flourish Thinlits out of cherry cobbler card stock
  2. Using the largest Detailed Floral Thinlit, cut from the bottom portion of gold foil.
  3. Stamp sentiment of choice in cherry cobbler ink and cut with layering circle framelits.
  4. Cut gold ribbon at 5 ½” and adhere to gold foil.
  5. Adhere gold foil to cherry cobbler cardstock base, using fine-tip glue pen
  6. Adhere circle sentiment to gold foil front, using dimensionals
  7. Place 1 dimensional in the center, on backside of each poinsettia
  8. Adhere the poinsettias around the circle sentiment
  9. Paint the poinsettias with a gold Wink of Stella
  10. Place Pearls in center of poinsettias
  11. Take a pinch of dazzling diamonds and sprinkle on top of front poinsettia to cover the sticky of the dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by for a little Christmas in July! 🙂

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Posted on July 13, 2016

Oh the Places You Will Go….

Paper crafting/ Product Information/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

“Oh the places you will go…..when my kids and grandcherubs were young, many hours were spent reading Dr. Suess books like this one:

Places Seuss

I'm happy to report my passion in life still lines up with the good doctor! 🙂


Instructions and product list below; just click on any picture to go right to my online store. Don't forget it is Bonus Days so you can score a $5.00 coupon to use on your August orders!


  • Stamp Sets: Places You’ll Go (141741)
  • Inks: Sahara Sand (126976), Island Indigo (126986), Pool Party (126982), Early Espresso (126974), Archival Basic Black (121045)
  • Paper: Whisper White cardstock (100730);  5 ½” x 8 ½”( score at 4 ¼” ), 4” x 5 1/4”, scrap piece; Island Indigo cardstock (122923)
  • Other: Delicate White Doilies (141701), Classy Designer Buttons (138393), Enamel Shapes-Regals (141681), Sponge Daubers (133773), Linen Thread (104199), Handheld Stapler (139083), 2” Circle Punch (133782), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)Measurement: Island Indigo card stock: 4-1/8” x 5-3/8”


  • Stamp globe using Basic Black ink onto Whisper White cardstock scrap. Sponge Dauber the inside of the globe using the following inks: Sahara Sand, Pool Party and Island Indigo. Punch out the globe image

Thanks for stopping by! If you missed yesterday's post on “masking”, click here

Thanks for stopping by today and….

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Posted on July 8, 2016

Birthday Blossoms

Announcements/ Big Shot/ Die Cut

Happy Friday stampers! Today I wanted to share a simple birthday card with a fun way to add your Baker's Twine to the card front. Wouldn't YOU love to receive this card?

beautiful birthday

Just click on the pictures below to order your supplies; measurements and instructions follow. Don't forget, for each $50 you spend in July, you'll get a $5 coupon to spend in August…woo hoo! Get all the details here.


  • Stamp SetsBirthday Blossoms (139167-wm; 139471-cm)
  • Cardstock – Sweet Sugarplum (141418); Basic Black (121045); Blushing Bride (131198); Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Basic Black Archival (140931)
  • Misc. – Playful Palette Designer Series Paper (DSP) Stack (141659); Black Solid Baker's Twine (141682); Clear Wink of Stella (141897); Rhinestones (119246); Petite Petals Punch (133322); Confetti Embossing Folder (140592); Big Shot (143263); Paper-Piercing Tool (126189); Dimensionals (104430)


Sweet Sugarplum:  8-1/2” x 5-1/2”; 3” x 3-1/2”, scrap for flower
Whisper White:        4” x 5-1/4”; 2-3/4” x 3-1/4”
Basic Black:             3-1/4” x 3-3/4”
Blushing Bride:       scrap for flower
Black Twine:            (2) 4” each


  1. Emboss white cardstock using Confetti embossing folder & Big Shot.
  2. Using black ink, stamp sentiment in middle of small white cardstock.
  3. Apply washi tape across top & bottom of stamped white cardstock. Layer onto Sweet Sugarplum & black cardstock mats.
  4. Pierce hole on both sides of stamped assembly. Place 4” black twine thru each hole.
  5. Attach assembly to embossed white cardstock using dimensionals.
  6. Spread black twine & attach to back of embossed white cardstock using scotch tape. Attach entire assembly to card front.
  7. Punch 2 small flowers from scrap Sweet Sugarplum & Blushing Bride cardstocks. Brush Wink of Stella over flowers for glimmer effect.
  8. Attach flowers to card front using mini glue dots.


Oh…before I forget, if you haven't heard, there is an exclusive bundle coming in August that will only be offered during that month; you can use the coupons you earn in July to purchase the bundle, or the stamp set and framelits separately. Here are a few samples; definitely put it on your wish list! I pre-ordered mine today so I can make more samples to share with all of you! 🙂


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