Archive | February 2015

Lotus Blossom Sympathy Card

Sympathy Class #3


As promised here is #3 of my Sympathy Card Class. I love this stamp “Lotus Blossom” from the Sale-A-Bration brochure (which you can get for FREE with a $50 order). Sorry about the photo…it was sunnier than I thought and I didn’t catch it.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set:  139143 Lotus Blossom SAB Freebie

Ink:  126985 Wisteria Wonder, 126969 Elegant Eggplant, 126953 Old Olive

Paper:  100730 Whisper White, 137784 Painted Blooms DSP, 105126 Elegant Eggplant

Accessories:  117335 Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, 122973 Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon


I really love this stamp set and the process. There are three stamps that you build up using the same color ink and you get the detail as well as the background of the flower. Since the stamp set is photopolymer you can see through it so lining up each layer is quite easy.

You can check out the FREE items in the Sale-A-Bration brochure by clicking on the image in the right sidebar. Plus if you scroll down a couple posts you will be able to see the four NEW items they added to SAB. Keep in mind if you see one you absolutely love…you need to get it before March 31. After that date, we won’t see any of those items again. So, start making your list totaling $50.00 or more. Do keep in mind that you receive a Free product with each increment of $50.00. It’s a great deal.

Enjoy your weekend and…

Happy Stamping!

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 241

PPA241 Sketch

Here’s our sketch designed by the very talented Nicole Watt. This one was fun and I decided to use colors from the 2013-2015 In Colors – Pistachio Pudding and Coastal Cabana.

PPA 241

I wanted this card to be soft and subtle but added the Hello Honey Ribbon to make a bit of a pop. I cut the ribbon in half for the bow because I thought the 3/8″ was too wide.

I haven’t used my Blendabilities in a while so I’m a bit rusty. I need to keep using them more – they are REALLY very cool.

I love this new stamp – Love is Kindness.  It’s so springy and who doesn’t love tulips! It only comes as a wood block but I converted it into a clear stamp and cut off the sentiment so that I could use them separately and put them where I wanted.

I have one more Sympathy card to share from my February Classes – check back tomorrow for that.

Happy Stamping!


Card #2 from Sympathy Card Class

Sympathy Class #2

I just love this stamp set – Butterfly Basics with the Butterflies Thinlits. For some reason I lean towards the purple family of colors and butterflies for sympathy cards.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets:  138816 Butterfly Basics (OC), 127805 Thoughts & Prayers

Ink:  131178 Crushed Curry, 126953 Old Olive, 126969 Elegant Eggplant, 126985 Wisteria Wonder

Paper:  122922 Wisteria Wonder, 100730 Whisper White

Accessories:  1347360 Butterflies Thinlits (OC), 119254 Daffodil Delight 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon


Thanks for viewing my blog post today.

Happy Stamping!

New Products Added to Sale-A-Bration!

Stampin’ Up! is doing something new this year during Sale-ABration…they have decided to add four new products for the last month of SAB. Starting March 1 to March 31 you can earn one of these new items for FREE with each $50 purchase from any Stampin’ Up! current catalog. (You still have the option of choosing any of the items in the SAB brochure as well.)

Extra SAB products Small flyer

Just click on the image above to see both pages of the new items.

Thank you for stopping by my blog. Tomorrow I’ll share the second card done in my Sympathy Card class.

Happy Stamping!

It’s Tuesday – time for Weekly Deals!

Weekly Deals Feb. 24-Mar 2


The Weekly Deals this week feature lots of ribbon and embellishments. You can never go wrong with every color of Baker’s Twine. I’m looking at the sequin assortment myself. Whatever you choose…it’s always nice to save money! Just click on the image to go directly to my site to place an online order.

Thanks for stopping by. Tomorrow I’ll be sharing four NEW products that have been added to Sale-A-Bration starting March 1st.

Happy Stamping!

Sympathy Card Class #1

This month our focus in my card classes is Sympathy Cards. We decided that making six would last us a while (we all hope!). Here’s the first of the three card designs.

Sympathy Class #1


I kept it simple but I’m seeing how some embellishments will really make it stunning. Let’s see what the participants do with it.

Stampin’ Up! Products used:

Stamp Sets:  130942 Flower Shop, 133155 Petite Petals, 133952 Bloom With Hope (Hostess Set)

Ink:  126985 Wisteria Wonder, 126962 Marina Mist, 126969 Elegant Eggplant

Paper:  100730 Whisper White, 119682 Marina Mist, 105126 Elegant Eggplant

Accessories:  133737 Lovely Lace Embossing Folder, 130698 Pansy Punch, 133322 Petite Petals Punch, 127012 Floral Frames Collection Framelits


Stay tuned for two more cards coming in the next few days.

Those of you in the San Diego area…check my calendar. I’ve added a “Make 10 in an Hour” Class on March 28, 2015 at 10:00 AM at my home and a repeat of the same class on April 11, 2015 at 10:00 AM. Class Fee will be $20 with option to purchase gift box(es) for $1.00 each (holds 4 or 5 cards). Contact me for details.

Happy Stamping!



Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge 240

This week the Pals Paper Arts has another sketch for us.

Sketch 240

I took some liberties and really didn’t make three circles but you get the same impression. I’m really getting into using pearls lately. I used the very smallest so they are difficult to see on the butterfly – but there are two.

PPA Sketch 240

Fellow stampers – try making your own creation using this sketch. It gets the creative juices flowing and if you’d like to join in on the Challenges just go to

If you have any questions, just leave me a message in the comments or give me a call. 🙂

Happy Stamping!


Masculine Thinking of You

I made this card for a man whose dad has suffered a serious stroke and my husband and I just want to let him know we are thinking of him and praying for his dad and his family.

Masculine Thinking of You

Very clean and simple but to the point.

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set:  127805 Thoughts & Prayers

Ink:  126979 Chocolate Chip

Paper:  120953 Crumb Cake, 132182 DSP Sent With Love, 100730 Whisper White

Accessories:  127003 Apothecary Accents Framelits

Happy Stamping!

Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge 239

Happy Friday! Another week has just flown by…where does the time go! Today I’m sharing my creation for the Pals Color Challenge. This is the color palette we were given to use.

PPA 239 color pallette

All three colors are great. So…here is what I came up with.

PPA 239

The Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set:  139149 Best Day Ever SAB

Ink:  102283 Versa Mark

Paper:  102482 Real Red, 115318 Soft Suede, 120953 Crumb Cake, 132182 DSP Sent With Love

Accessories:  125598 Labels Collection Framelits, 133787 Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, 130931 Candy Dots Brights, 129053 Heat Tool, 103083 Embossing Buddy, 109133 Black Emboss Powder

I used the negative red space by cutting out the Labels shape from the DSP and then popped up the cut out white with sentiment. This was a fun card to make…clean and simple.

Have a GREAT weekend.

Happy Stamping!