Celebrating On Stage – Free Tutorial!

This weekend I’m celebrating! On Stage, Stampin’ Up!’s twice yearly conference at various locations is in San Diego!  I’m so excited!

So, for you my blog readers, I’m celebrating by giving you a FREE tutorial for this fabulous card!  Please click on the word “Tutorial” below to open it up ~ and enjoy!

Celebrate You Tutorial

The Birthday Blast stamp set and coordinating Star Blast Edgelits are so fun!  They make a fabulous and fun card!  And, they come in a bundle for a 10% savings.

Birthday Blast Clear Mount Bundle
Item No. 144716


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Last Days of Sale-a-Bration, Seven New Free Gifts!

Brand New for the Last Weeks of Sale-A-Bration!

NEW!!  SEVEN MORE SALE-A-BRATION GIFT CHOICES were added by Stampin’ Up!  Earn a FREE gift for every $50 you spend (total before shipping and tax).  Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.

This is seriously an AH-MA-ZING SALE!!  I’ve never seen Stampin’ Up! do this during Sale-a-Bration, adding current products at a discount!  Wow!

I just have to tell you that for me, personally, I LOVE the Succulent Garden DSP!  I’ve used it so much and it’s really gorgeous.  The colors are beautiful.  Ok, so that’s my pick.  What about you?  Which one are you going to choose for FREE?

Sale-A-Bration product gifts are available ONLY while supplies last.

JUST ADDED!  When redeeming these seven Stampin’ Up! products for Sale-A-Bration, please be sure to use the unique product numbers listed below.

So, this is definitely the time to stock up and get some items from your wish list!  Order a few things to total $50 (before tax and shipping) and add one of the fabulous FREE GIFTS!  What can be better?

I don’t want you to miss out on our biggest sale of the year!  Be sure to use the Host Code below when you order!  How do you do that?  CLICK HERE to find out.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

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Coloring Inside the Lines!

Hi there!  How are you today?  Are you having a nice weekend?  I’ve been busy getting ready for On Stage San Diego.  This is a regional Stampin’ Up! Conference which is going to be held right here in San Diego on April 8th!  I’m getting super excited!

This weekend I’m making “swaps” for the event.  Cardmakers like cards, right?  Well when we get together we like to exchange cards and that’s called “swapping”!  So I’ve been designing and making my swap cards~fun!

Well, this isn’t my swap card (are you kidding, I can’t show you my card before the conference!), but it is a card I’ve been wanting to show you.  It’s made using the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper.  It’s like coloring paper for adult and, it sure makes a pretty card!

Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Learn how to earn this special gift from me by CLICKING HERE!

All Products Used to Make Today’s Card are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Avant Garden
Ink:  Pear Pizzaz, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie card stock and Inside the Lines DSP (FREE with a qualifying order through 3/31/17)
Tools:  Blender Pens
Embellishments:  Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon and Lace Doilies

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Weekend of Fun!


This weekend was FABULOUS!!  Why?  I’ve been back in Atlanta, Georgia, for some awesome card making fun!! On Friday I was at a World Card Making Day Celebration with Brian King and Pam Morris! In the photo above we posed in this fun frame with my friend Tricia Chuba!

OnStage Banner

Then on Saturday I went to the Stampin’ Up! On Stage event!  The event is great but I think the most fun is all of us Pals being with each other!!

Pals at on stage

Stampin’ Up! treated us SO well!  Look at these pretty table decorations!!  We stamped and talked…and, we were the first ones to see the NEW NEW NEW Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog!!

On Stage table

The also gave us prizes!!  Here I am winning a brand new stamp set from the new catalog!  I have to cover it up so you can’t see it as it’s super secret for another few days 🙂

Me prize patrol on stage

Whew was it a busy fabulous weekend!  I’m off to get some rest!

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The Season to Believe!

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The Merry Medley stamp is so much fun!   It’s one large stamp ~ busy with lots of sentiments in different fonts.  And you can pull out any of the individual sentiments and use them alone (like I did on my last card) or highlight them as I did today.

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On this card I stamped once using Emerald Envy, and then I stamped a second time on Real Red card stock using Versamark ink.  White Embossing Powder and a heat gun brought my selected sentiment to life!

Medley cuI hope this is getting you excited to start making some Christmas cards!  I’m determined to get mine ready early this year.  But first I have to try out all the new items I like in the Holiday Catalog so I can decide what to use!  And you are here to join me!
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Let’s keep playing with all the new goodies and see what we like best!  What do you think of today’s card and this Merry Medley Stamp?  I’d love to know your thoughts!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Stampin’ Up! Items Used on Today’s Card:

Stamp:  Merry Medley
Ink:  Emerald Envy and Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White and Real Red card stock and Gold Foil
Tools:  White Embossing Powder and Heat Gun
Embellishments:  Metallic Foil Doilies and Gold Thread

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Candy Cane Sneak Peek!!

Sweet Season angled L cuAre you ready?  The 2016 Holiday Catalog from Stampin’ Up! is going live next Thursday, September 1st!!  Yeah! Yippee! Hooray!

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This is one of my favorite suites in the new catalog ~ it’s the Candy Cane Lane suite and I’ll point out some of the fabulous things I’ve used here.  The sentiment and the little candy cane are part of the Candy Cane Christmas stamp set.

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The “sweet” dsp is the new Candy Cane Lane DSP.  Now I have to tell you that I wasn’t that impressed with it in the catalog.  But a friend of mine got it and when I saw it in person I was really blown away!  It’s darling!  I mean look at how cute this sheet is that I used ~ those cute little candy canes kissing to make a heart ~ could if be any cuter?

Sweet Season flatThe candy cane strip here is the coordinating Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape.  I put it over a strip of Whisper White card stock to highlight how pretty it is.  And you can see that I also used it to trim the bottom of the envelope.

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Now are you excited?  Put this on your wish list because it’s a must have!  Thanks for stopping by today!  I’d love to hear what you think of this new suite!  Please leave me a comment and let me know!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Candy Cane Christmas (available 9/1/16)
Ink:  Real Red Classic Stampin’ Pad
Paper:  Whisper White and Real Red card stock, Candy Cane Lane DSP (available 9/1/16)
Tools:  1-1/2″ and 1-3/4″ Circle Punches, Paper Snips
Embellishments:  Candy Cane Lane Designer Washi Tape (available 9/1/16), 5/8″ Organza Ribbon

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Thoughtful Branches!

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Hi there!  How are you today?  It’s a pretty summer day here in California, perfect for flowers!  So today I have for you a flowery card using the new versatile stamp set called Thoughtful Branches.  I’ve really been enjoying this set.  It’s only available through the end of August, so if you like it be sure to pick it up!

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This card has a fancy opening.  I posted another card with this opening a few days ago.  To learn more, just scroll down to that card!

Thought flat openI did a bit of watercoloring on this card.  I watercolored the background behind the flowers, and also watercolored the flowers after I stamped them just to give them more shape.Thought angled LThanks for stopping by today!  I’d love to hear what you think of this new stamp set!  Leave me a comment and let me know!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card:

Stamps:  Thoughtful Branches
Ink:  Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron
Paper:  Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum and Mint Macaron card stock, Watercolor Paper, Blooms & Bliss dsp
Tools:  Aqua Pen
Embellishments:  2016-18 In Color Enamel Shapes

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Fun, Fun, Fun!

My Team

This is my team of Sweet Stampers!!  Are they darling or what??  (Several of the team weren’t with us…)  This weekend 3 of us had a “Make and Take” which is an event where we each made projects and those who attended could chose the projects they wanted to make, sit at a table and make them, and then take them home!

My Cards

Here’s a photo of the projects I brought to the Make and Take.  You’ve seen most of these items on this blog over the past few weeks 🙂

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See the stampers working hard on their projects?  We all had so much fun!  Here are the projects close up…

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White lattice and pink flower card

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Woodland Night

Faithful 1

Golden Nativity

Star 2

Two-Piece Star

For details on any of these projects, look back through my previous posts.  If you have any questions, just email me!

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Would you like to be a part of my team?

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Holiday Catalog Previews!

We are all getting super-excited for the Holiday Catalog to go live on September 1st (next week!!).  So today I’m going to show you a few previews straight from the catalog.  I have not made these items … but I want to!!  And you will too, so get your wish lists ready!  Here we go:


I love this new Season to Season Wreath Project Kit.  Do you see the banner in the center of the wreath?  There are cute little items in the kit to change out the banner for every season!

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You’ve seen this before (I posted it a week or so ago), but I just have to show it to you again.) This is a picture of the cute little new pillowbox die we have in the new catalog.  It makes these little boxes that are perfect for holding gift cards or treats or candies!  And there is a coordinating stamp set called “A Little Something.”  It has the sweet sentiments you see on the tiny cards above.  I mean, don’t you just think these are the cutest?

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Now, look at these sweet acorns ~ what do you think ~ darling?  Well, not only is there an acorn stamp set (called Acorny Thank You), but there is a coordinating Acorn Builder Punch!!!  How great is that?  Look at how they’ve done the pillow box on the right with that banner of punched acorns!  Can you stand it?

Well, that’s your preview for today.  What have you added to your wish list?  Leave me a comment and let me know your favorite!

PS ~ If you don’t yet have a Holiday Catalog and plan to place an order on or after September 1st, just email me and I will get a catalog out to you.  If you have a demonstrator, please contact him or her for your catalog.

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Two Simple Cards

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Today I have for you two simple cards.  The first one is a get well card and the second one is a sympathy card.  Even though we are really getting going with the holiday season, we still have a need for these cards.  It’s so nice to have cards like these available when you need them.

This first one is a very simple get well.  It’s uses a Whisper White card base with layers of Pear Pizzaz and Whisper White on top.  I’ve stamped the watercolor stamp from Hello Fall in Cajun Craze ink and below it is the get well sentiment from A Dozen Thoughts.  The addition of one little candy dot in Pear Pizzaz finishes this off.  Quick and simple.

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The sympathy card is made with a card base of Soft Suede and a layer of Whisper White on top.  The stamps are from two sets which I believe are essentials for any stamper:  Love & Sympathy and Thoughts & Prayers.  These stamps are perfect for a sympathy card.  For the flower stamp I used Stampin’ Write Markers and for the sentiment I used Baked Brown Sugar ink.

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