Archive | January 2015

Weekly Deals Jan. 27 – Feb. 2

Oh my gosh…I can’t believe the awesome deals this week. I have all but one and love them all.  Look at the discount on the Texture Boutique! We all know that our wonderful Big Shot can emboss for us but believe me…I use my Texture Boutique all the time. I just leave my magnetic platform on my Big Shot and I can emboss without changing on the Texture Boutique. Think about it…it’s a GREAT price.

To go directly to my site to get more information on these items and shop just click on the image below:

Weekly Deals Jan. 27-Feb. 2


See what I mean…great products & super prices!

Here’s a card I made recently using the Lovely Lace Embossing Folder.

Be Mine


Have a great day &

Happy Stamping!

Pals Paper Arts 237

PPA 237 Sketch

Here’s the sketch challenge for this week. I actually did two cards – one doesn’t follow the sketch as well as the other but I like them both. 🙂

Here’s the one I’m entering into the challenge:

PPA 237A

Do you like my butterfly? I used the medium size butterfly from Butterflies Thinlits (Occasions Catalog) and then cut that and the Coastal Cabana with the small butterfly from that set. I love this new stamp set – Painted Petals.

This is a close up of the inside:

PPA 237 A2


Here’s my other design for this sketch.

PPA 237

I really like this card and I think I’ll be using this design again. 🙂


Stampin’ Up! products for the first design:

Stamp Set:  137146 Painted Petals (OC)

Ink:  131177 Pistachio Pudding, 131178 Strawberry Slush, 131175 Coastal Cabana

Paper:  131297 Coastal Cabana, 131298 Crisp Cantaloupe, 100730 Whisper White, 130136 DSP Stack

Accessories:  137360 Butterflies Thinlits (OC), 119246 Jewels Basic Rhinestones, 135860 Note Tag Punch (OC), 134575 Bakers Twine, 129983 Chalk Talk Framelits

Second design:

Stamp Set:  139128 Simply Wonderful (SAB)

Ink:  133642 Blackberry Bliss

Paper:  133678 Hello Honey, 131202 Smokey Slate, 100730 Whisper White, 133701 Moonlight DSP Stack

Accessories:  137363 Hello You Thinlits (OC), 133671 Hello Honey 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon


Happy Stamping!


Weekly Deals for January 20 to 26

Weekly Deals Jan 20-26

Wow…there are some really great products this week. I highly recommend purchasing the markers if you don’t have all the stamp pads (and even if you do!). You can do so much more color stamping by using the markers on your stamps. Also…Baker’s Twine is a must to have on hand. It adds just a touch of a bow or embellishment and the price is right.

Just click on the image above to get to my site to order.

Happy Shopping & Happy Stamping!

Butterfly Card Set

Today I’m sharing a little set of four cards I made using an idea I got from Mary Fish. I added my own ideas and came up with these. They would make a great gift tied up with a pretty bow.

Butterfly Pack


I used four of the 2013-2015 In Color colors. Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding. The butterfly is cut out on the Big Shot using the NEW Butterfly Thinlits.

Butterfly Pack 2


Butterfly Pack 3


The original idea just used the card color as background but I decided to add some DSP. The butterflies are adhered only in the center so that the wings can be “fluffed” up to come off the card. I also made envelope liners to match each one using the matching DSP.

I highly recommend you browse through the NEW Occasions Catalog (on right with bouquet on the front cover) and check out the Butterfly Bundle on page 26. It is a great value since I know you will get tons of use out of this stamp set and the thinlits. Just spend $50.00 and you can get a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure (just below the Occasions Catalog on right). I used sentiments from Lotus Blossom and Simply Wonderful (both from the SAB Brochure).

You can order this bundle and all other products on line by clicking on the “Shop” button at the top right of this page OR contact me by email or phone.

The Stampin’ Up! products I used:

Stamp Sets:  130450 Too Kind, 139143 Lotus Blossom (SAB), 139128 Simply Wonderful (SAB)

Ink:  131178 Strawberry Slush, 131175 Coastal Cabana, 131177 Pistachio Pudding, 131176 Crisp Cantaloupe

Paper:  130136 In Color DSP, 100730 Whisper White, 131297 Coastal Cabana, 131298 Crisp Cantaloupe, 131294 Pistachio Pudding, 131295 Strawberry Slush

Accessories:  13760 Butterflies Thinlits, 119246 Jewels Basic Rhinestones, 119247 Jewels Basic Pearls, 132172 Envelope Liner Framelits

Please feel free to CASE these cards and/or leave a comment.

Happy Stamping!

Pals Paper Arts 236

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 236

PPA 236


And…here is what I came up with…

PPA 236 1


Here’s the inside…I love the fern in Butterfly Basics!

PPA 236 2


And…here’s a close up.

PPA 236 3


Sorry about the dark background…I think I need more light…I’ll work on that!  🙂 The PPA Challenges are really great. They push me to try different sketches and color combinations. You might want to try challenging yourself by trying them out. I will post the color scheme or design sketch with my answer to each challenge so you can try to create something new too.

Here is a list of Stampin’ Up! products I used:

Stamp Sets:  138816 Butterfly Basics (OC), 123759 Papillion Potpourri

Ink:  133644 Lost Lagoon, 133645 Mossy Meadow, 126944 Daffodil Delight

Paper:  101650 Very Vanilla, 100730 Whisper White, 133703 All Abloom DSP Stack, 133679 Lost Lagoon, 133676 Mossy Meadow, 119683 Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  120907 Decorative Label Punch, 127526 Elegant Butterfly Punch, 129406 Bitty Butterfly Punch, 119246 Jewels Basic Rhinestones

Happy Stamping!

Circle Cut Out Cards – Thank You

Cut Out, Thank You

Here’s another card I’ve created for a couple private classes. The Blackberry Bliss piece is the normal card size (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″ and the actual white card is smaller (4″ x 5 1/4″). I stamped the Thank You and adhered the DSP first then dry embossed (next to DSP).

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets:  137146 Painted Petals (OC), 129090 A Round Array

Ink:  133642 Blackberry Bliss

Paper:  133675 Blackberry Bliss, 100730 Whisper White, 133678 Hello Honey, 133701 Moonlight DSP Stack

Accessories:  137365 Spring Flowers Embossing Folder (OC), 1333785 Fun Flower Punch, 130698 Pansy Punch, 129404 7/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, 120906 2 1/2″ Circle Punch


Here’s a Birthday card without the embossing…very simple but the white, black and red packs a punch.

Birthday Cut Out


Enjoy! Always love to hear from you.

Happy Stamping!

Weekly Deals January 13 – 19

Weekly Deals Jan 13-19

Check out these great deals. My favorite is the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack. If you don’t have this…you really should consider getting it. I also have the Satin Stitched Ribbon in Hello Honey and Lost Lagoon. Looks like I must purchase the Blackberry Bliss! Click on the image to go directly to my site to order.

**Stampin’ Up! also introduced a new Photopolymer Stamp Set today. This meets the “Angel” requirements if you plan to make and sell cards using Stampin’ Up! products. They are adorable.

Better Than E-mail (item # 140463) Just click on the image below to get all the details.

new photo stamp set


**Also…just to let you know – if you look under Shop on my site you will notice “Returning Favorites”. Check out those items because you know they are great products since they are being brought back. Get them before they are gone. Click on the image below to see all the wonderful items returning.

Returning Favorites label

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Happy Shopping!

Happy Stamping!

You And Me Valentine

Here’s a card I created for both my classes and a private class.

You & Me


This card actually started out a bit different but I kept thinking it needed more so this is the final result. Just adding the Perfect Polka Dot embossing on the front of the card and tilting the tag made a huge difference.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set:  133230 Perfect Pennants

Ink:  132708 Memento

Paper:  100730 Whisper White, 121045 Basic Black, 102482 Real Red, 137779 Stacked With Love DSP

Accessories:  117335 Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 119275 Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, 133324 Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, 134576 Bakers Twine, Basic Black

I think this is a great card for a class not knowing how many participants will have stamping experience.

Don’t forget to send me photos of your own creations…and with your permission I’ll post them on my blog.

Happy Stamping!

Pals Paper Arts 235, Color Challenge

Hi…one of my resolutions for this new year is to participate in as many Pals Paper Arts Challenges as possible. This week it is a color challenge.

Color PPA235


These were the colors we were given and I must say…I love them all. I immediately had the new Lotus Blossom Stamp Set in mind (a FREE item during SAB). So here is what I came up with. Hope you like it.

PPA 235


The card is Soft Sky, then Island Indigo embossed with the NEW Spring Flowers Embossing Folder (Occasions Catalog) then Pool Party. Ink was Island Indigo and Garden Green.

This FREE stamp set is totally awesome. It’s three steps all with the same ink. My tip (for this color ink) is to stamp off once with first stamp, stamp off twice with second stamp, and stamp off three times with the third stamp.

My second tip was to use the Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker to color the stem. I only colored the section I needed on the separated stem.

Here are all the Stampin’ Up! products I used:

Stamp Set:  139143 Lotus Blossom SAB ’15

Ink:  126986 Island Indigo

Paper:  122924 Pool Party, 131203 Soft Sky, 122923 Island Indigo

Accessories:  137365 Spring Flowers Embossing Folder Occasions Catalog, 119275 Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, 131262 Garden Green Stampin’ Write Markers

Valentine Screen Card

Valentine Screen 3

I love these screen cards so I decided to try one myself. I love how it turned out. We will make one of these in our January Classes. Couldn’t seem to decide on a DSP so I made my own with Daydream Medallions.  Note: I used a retired punch for the top border but the Scallop Edge Border Punch would work. (I don’t own that one…yet!)


Valentine Screen 2

I actually used the “love” portion of a stamp in the Yippee-Skippee! stamp set. It’s just perfect with Stampin’ Write Markers.


Valentine Screen 1

Here’s a close-up of the front panel.


Valentine Screen 4

The third panel with sentiment from the Hostess set Good Greetings “popped” up.


Stampin’ Up! Products used:

Stamp Sets:  126467 Daydream Medallions, 131344 Yippee-Skippee!, 135017 Good Greetings (Hostess)

Ink:  126949 Real Red, 132708 Memento, 131179 Smokey Slate

Paper:  111351 Pink Pirouette, 102482 Real Red, 100730 Whisper White

Accessories:  119859 Extra-Large Oval Punch, 119856 Scallop Oval Punch, 133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, 120907 Decorative Label Punch, 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Real Red Stampin’ Write Marker


I have a feeling I may be making a lot more screen cards in the future. What do you think? I’d love to hear your comments. Also…if you try this…send me a photo so I can post it and you can be my guest stamper.

Have you had time to look over the new Occasions Catalog & Sale-A-Bration brochure yet? If not, just click on the images on the right hand side bar. You’ll LOVE what you see!

Happy Stamping!