New Catalog is Live: 3 of My Favorite New Products!

The new 2017-2018 Annual Catalog is now live (as of noon MT on June 1st)! So many new things, new colors, new papers, new ribbons! I have lots of favorites in the new catalog, but today I want to show you my 3 top favorites (I wonder how many favorites I’ll end up with as I start to play with everything?!). Here are 3 videos from Stampin’ Up! demonstrating these 3 products:

The Oh So Eclectic Bundle.
Item No. 145356 (clear) and Item No. 145355 (wood)

I love the colors, the designs, and all the different ways you can use this bundle! I also love the new Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon that you will see demonstrated in the video.

The Love Today Planner Kit.
Item No. 144257

Planner girls cheer!! Yes, Stampin’ Up! now has a planner and it’s a beautiful one at that! I’ve been tapping my fingers like crazy to get ahold of one of these! I love the colors, blue and gold and pink, oh my goodness!!

Embossing Paste and Masks!
Embossing Paste Item No. 141979, Palette Knives Item No. 142808,
Pattern Party Decorative Masks Item No. 144103

Texture, texture, texture! Embossing paste is a quick and easy way to add an interesting element to your cards. See how easy it is in this video!

And here’s what we’ve been waiting for:  THE CATALOG!!
(click on the picture below to view the inside!)

Monthly Host Code Giveaway

If you place an order of $50 or more in my online store during the month of June, and use my Monthly Host Code for June 3UCE243G when you order, you will receive from me as your FREE GIFT a package of the BRAND NEW Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals! See all the details HERE!

My Pretty Paper Rewards

For every $50 product purchase (not including tax and shipping) you will receive one (1) Pretty Paper Reward. Earn 10 Pretty Paper Rewards and you will receive a FREE stamp set from me (up to a $25 value!) See all the details HERE!

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Sparkles Galore!

Hi there!  Hope you are having a great week! I’ve been having fun making these pretty cards with the Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder!

Each card uses a different one of the 2016-18 In Colors. I love seeing them all together, they are so springy!

This sentiment from the Rose Garden stamp set was stamped on Whisper White cardstock and punched with the 2″ Circle Punch. Then it was layered on top of some of the 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon and poof, a gorgeous card!

The wonderful thing about these cards is that most of the items used to make them are now FREE (individually) with your $50 order! Sale-a-Bration is almost over and I want you to be able to take advantage of all the great FREE items!  Here are the items from this card that you can get FREE (each one is FREE with a $50 order, before tax and shipping):

Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Item No.147356
2016-18 In Color Cardstock Assortment, Item No. 147361
3/8″ Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack, Item No. 143601
(be sure to use the above item numbers when ordering)

And, I’m personally giving you a separate FREE GIFT if you place a$75 order using this month’s Host Code!  You just can’t lose! Find out more by clicking HERE.

Thank you for stopping by today!



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Hearts of Gold!

Love R

What a clean and simple Valentine!  I made this when a few of us got together and my friend Linda brought this as a make and take.  I fell in love!  🙂

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It’s not hard to make.  The word “love” is die cut from Gold Foil using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits.  It is attached to the Whisper White panel using Dimensionals.

Love standing

Three different heart stamps from various sets were heat embossed in gold, as was the tiny word “you.”

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And a pretty red heart finishes off this card.  Don’t you love it?  Shhh…don’t tell my husband, but this is going to be his Valentine card from me!!

Thanks for stopping by today!  Have fun making your Valentines!


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Stamps:  Crazy About You, and hearts from various sets
Ink:  Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder
Paper:  Gold Foil, Real Red and Whisper White card stock
Tools:  Heat Tool, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Sweet and Sassy Framelits Dies,
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine

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Rich Copper Foil Leaves for Fall!

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Copper Foil ~ it’s gorgeous and rich and shiny.  So Fall.  And, perfect for Fall leaves!  Fall doesn’t officially start until Thursday, but I’m so ready.  Here in San Diego County it’s been gently raining ~ this rarely happens!  So I’m really in a Fall mood!

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For today’s card, I cut the leaves from the Copper Foil using the Flourish Thinlits, and scattered them around on the card.  The flowers were stamped on the card using Versamark Ink and then heat embossed with Copper Embossing Powder.

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I just love the Penned & Painted stamp set!  The flowers are whimsical and fun, and were just what I wanted for my card.  The flowers were colored wth Stampin’ Write Markers and Blender Pens.

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Thanks for stopping by today!  HAPPY FALL!!!


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

Stamps:  Penned & Painted
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Versamark
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry and Calypso Coral card stock
Tools:  Flourish Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Heat Gun
Embellishments:  Gold Embossing Powder



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Simple and Elegant Christmas!

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This card is simple and quick to make but it has a real elegant wow factor!  I’m blown away by the beauty of Very Vanilla and Emerald Envy together ~ what do you think?

Green pine flat

This is the first time I’ve used the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder and I love it.  It makes creating a card a snap.  I embossed, stamped, cut a few pine cones, tied a knot and that’s it!

Green pine cuThis is one of the cards that we will be making this weekend at my card classes.  We are making all Christmas cards ~ playing with the fun items in the new Holiday Catalog!!


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

Stamps:  Christmas Pines
Ink:  Emerald Envy
Paper:  Gold Foil and Very Vanilla card stock
Tools:  Pretty Pines Thinlits Dies, Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
Embellishment:  Emerald Envy 3/8″ Silky Taffeta Ribbon

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Lace and Copper Wreath!

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Hi there stampers!  I hope you’re having a nice long weekend!  I’m organizing my stamp room and….stamping!  I’ve been playing with some copper:  copper thread, copper embossing powder, copper dots on special paper!

Copper wreath standing

It’s hard to capture in photographs the pretty sparkliness of the copper embossing.  It’s different, not gold, not silver, but richer.  I’ve also used a bit of copper thread.

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Do you see the darling little pinecones hanging from the bow?  They actually look like copper and go perfectly with the wreath.  The background paper is a gorgeous sheet of little copper dots on a heavy vanilla designer series paper.  It’s one of the selections in the Petals & Paisleys Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Copper wreath straight with ink

The leaves were stamped on watercolor paper which was watercolored with both Rich Razzleberry and Delightful Dijon ink and my Aqua Painter.  Then they were cut out with the Paisley Framelits,

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Have a great weekend, and don’t forget to do a little stamping 🙂


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

Stamps:  Wondrous Wreath and Paisleys & Posies
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry and Delightful Dijon
Paper:  Petals & Poseys Specialty Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla and Rich Razzleberry card stock, Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Wonderful Wreath Framelits, Paisley Framelits, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Aqua Painter
Embellishments:  Mini Pinecones, Very Vanila Lace Trim and Burlap Ribbon, Copper Metallic Thread

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Floral Affection Sympathy

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I never seem to have enough sympathy cards on hand.  I guess I prefer to make happy cards, so I’m always surprised when I need a sympathy card and I don’t have one.  So, I made one in advance this time 🙂

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For this card I started out with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock cut to 5-1/4″ x 3-1/2″ and embossed on the lower left with one of the Floral Affection embossing folders.  I angled the paper a bit in the folder to get the flowers where I wanted them.

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The embossed areas were then colored with the fat side of a Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker.  I then went back in with the pointed side of the marker to make some areas a little darker.  The Very Vanilla panel was then stamped with various stamps from Timeless Textures and a sentiment from Rose Wonder. Then a 1″ x 5-1/4″ Rich Razzleberry panel was adhered to the Vanilla panel and glued onto the front of a Crumb Cake card base.

Sympathy inside

The inside of the card uses another sentiment from the Rose Wonder set stamped on Very Vanilla and punched out with the Decorative Label Punch.  Behind it is a piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock punched with the same punch, cut in half and glued to the first piece.

Sympathy envie standing

Thank you for stopping by today!  Happy stamping!!


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

Stamps:  Rose Wonder, Tuscan Vineyard and Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Crumb Cake Classic Stampin’ Pad and Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, and Rich Razzleberry card stock
Tools:  Floral Affection Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Decorative Label Punch, Curvy Corner Trio Punch (retired)


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Sparkly Glitter Bird!

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Hi there!  So I’m enamored with the new Best Birds stamp set.  I can’t stop using it!  Today I used another one of the bird stamps, and I tried out the branch and the sweet little dogwood flowers.  They were all cut with the coordinating dies.

Glitter Bird 1The bird was stamped on watercolor paper and watercolored using an Aqua Pen.  I used a Stampin’ Write Marker in Cajun Craze to color the beak.

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I tried a new technique on this card using glue and glitter.  I mixed a bit of Tombow Glue and water on top of a clear block using an Aqua Pen.  Then I flicked the mixture off the Aqua Pen by hitting it against my finger.  I think I did too much flicking…because when I covered the card with glitter and shook it off, there was SO much glitter!!  I meant for it to just be a nice sprinkling 🙂  Oops!!

Glitter Bird cu dogwoodI love the little blossoms.  I’m not sure what type of blossoms they were meant to be, but I’m thinking they are cherry blossoms!  What do you think?

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Thanks for stopping by today!  Have you used this set yet?  Let me know what you think, I love hearing from you!

Stampin’ Up! Products Used on Today’s Card

Stamps:  Best Birds and Sheltering Tree
Ink:  Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Island Indigo, and Sahara Sand Classic Stampin’ Pads; Memento Ink Pad
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Sahara Sand and Whisper White card stock and Watercolor Paper
Tools:  Aqua Pen, Birds & Blooms Thinlits Dies, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine
Other:  Paper Lace Doily, Tombow Glue, Gold Glitter

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All Is Calm Iridescent Card!

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Monochromatic cards are some of my favorites.  Usually for a monochromatic card to work it’s good to have variations of texture. Here the texture comes from the amazing Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

Woodland Emb folder

I’ve seriously never seen an embossing folder that is itself such a spectacular picture.  These birch trees are so intricately designed!

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To add more texture, little tiny leaves were cut out of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and scattered around in the trees!


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This card just makes itself.  It’s so easy to make and it looks rich and beautiful.  Want to make some quick and easy cards?  This is it!!


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Sparkling Silent Night!

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Black, white and gold, are three stylish colors for the holidays.  I love them together!  The focus of this card is the Snowflake Elements.  They’ve been embossed in gold for shimmer and shine!

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Each wooden snowflake was pressed onto a Versamark Pad, covered with Gold Embossing Powder, and then heated with a heat gun.  Iced Rhinestone Embellishments top each snowflake for even more sparkle!

Gold Angled

The sentiment is from one of my favorite sets from the Holiday Catalog; Wonderland.  And the pretty paper is Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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