Oh My Goodness, Graceful Garden!

It’s true, oh my goodness I love this stamp set! I love roses and this is a set of beautiful roses and leaves. Every day as I sit in my craft room I look out a window to my rose garden (I know, it sounds like an old song!). We didn’t even plant it, it was here when we bought the house, and it is such a pleasure to look out at the roses every day!

The background for today’s card was fun and easy to do. Actually I used our Pattern Party Decorative Masks and sponged Flirty Flamingo ink over the mask with a Thumb Dauber. I used a fun Host Stamp Set called Background Bits to add some more interest. It has a stamp with faint handwriting on it. Then I splattered the whole background with some Soft Suede ink. This is how you make your own designer series paper!

Ok, I just have to stop and show you my little stamping partner. Elie sleeps on her pink leopard blanket while I stamp. I called her name to get her to look up for this photo. I think she’s upset that I woke her up ūüôā Ok, back to my card…

Pretty Pointer: To add depth to a stamped image, use a Blender Pen to add more color. On this rose, I stamped it first in Flirty Flamingo and then went back in with some Powder Pink ink and my blender pen to give more substance to the flower.

Graceful Garden Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Item No. 143849  $19.00

To add even more interest I shredded some of the Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon and laid it across the card below a strip of the same ribbon. It acts like a surprise ~ when you see it, you think ooh, look at that fun stuff ūüôā

My Special Offer for June!

Coffee Cafe Photopolymer Bundle
Item No. 145331  $45.75

Order the Coffee Cafe Bundle using my June Host Code
and you will receive the
Corrugated Elements
as my gift to you!

All Products Used Are Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Graceful Garden, Background Bits
Ink: Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo and Soft Suede
Paper: Whisper White, Flirty Flamingo and Powder Pink card stock
Tools: Eclectic Layers Thinlits Dies, Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, Blender Pen, Pattern Party Decorative Masks, Aqua Pen, Sponge Dauber
Embellishments: Powder Pink 3/8″ Shimmer Ribbon, 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes

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!



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!

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

St. Patrick’s Day Thank You!

Happy St. Patty’s Day! ¬†We are going for the green today with this card and lots of layers do the trick!

The two greens used here are the fabulous Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy ~ wow do they go well together! ¬†Now one thing to know about Mint Macaron…no, actually two things!! ¬†(1) It’s the prettiest mint green you’ve ever seen and, (2) it’s only available through May 31st, or while supplies last! ¬†Really, if you love this color like I do, get your paper and ink now before they are gone!

The background behind the sentiment was created with a sweet little stamp from the Sale-a-Bration set called Make a Medallion. ¬†I stamped it all over the piece of Whisper White using Mint Macaron ink. ¬†I really like the way it turned out ūüôā

The sentiment is another Sale-a-Bration set called So Very Much. ¬†It’s a beautiful large font and yet the lines are thin. ¬†It really makes a statement -and a quick card!


Learn HERE how you can get these fun embellishments FREE exclusively from me with a qualifying order in March!


All Products Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  So Very Much and Make a Medallion stamp sets
(each available with orders of $50+ until March 31)

Ink:  Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy
Paper:  Whisper White, Mint Macaron, and Emerald Envy card stock
Embellishments:  2016-18 In Color Enamel Shapes