Sneak Peek of New Products in Cards made at On Stage

Hello Stampers. I’m a little late posting the three cards we made at On Stage but I have so many cards to share they got put at the end of the line. Well, in all three of these cards you will see new products which will be available on June 1 for ordering. Very exciting!

If you have a good eye you will see items not seen before. Check out the daisy stamp and punch and look at that sparkly center! Of course you see new DSP and Ribbon. Very simple card but makes a statement.

To make this card we actually used some new cards from Memories and More. Check out the cute flower!

Now this one is too stinkin’ cute. We used new Thinlits to cut out the fox and his banner which actually were on new DSP! Pretty cool, huh!

There are so many new and unique products coming up on June 1st. I’ll be ordering my new Annual Catalogs on May 2nd and as soon as I receive them I can put them in your hands.

Stay tuned since I have a stack of cards to share. I’ve been very busy creating new cards. I may pop in another Wednesday surprise post. 🙂

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!


Last of My On Stage Swaps

Hi Stampers and Happy Friday! As promised here are the last eight swaps from On Stage. There were two demonstrators who did not put their names on their cards.


Hope you enjoyed seeing these new cards. We each have our own style and it’s nice to see other stampers works of art.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’ll have a Guest Stamper for you on Monday!


Swaps from On Stage San Diego – Part 1

Happy Monday, Stampers!

As promised I am going to show you eight lovely cards I received at our Pals swap last Saturday after the On Stage event.

For those of you who aren’t sure what swaps are:  you sign up to swap cards and then you make the total number of cards represented by the number who signed up. You make all the cards the same, no envelope and you put your card inside a cello bag and you enclose your card or your info on a piece of paper rather than stamping on the back of the card. The Pals usually form a line and the first person gives out cards and gets at the end of the line. The line keeps moving up until the first person is at the beginning and everyone has exchanged cards. It goes quite fast and is a lot of fun when we all sit down and go through our swaps. Since I made more swaps than needed I also gave my cards to friends who didn’t swap.

Here’s my swap…which I posted last week.


Now for some really neat cards from fellow stampers!









Wow, aren’t they great! Swapping cards is fun and also gives you new ideas for making your own cards. If you like any of these cards and would like to copy one or more (remember – CASE – Copy And Share Everything) please give credit to the person you copied from.

I’ll have eight more cards for you to see on Friday. Then on Monday…I’ll have a guest stamper!!! I’m so excited.

Have a great week and…Happy Stamping!




Dragonfly Shadow Card

Hello Stampers! Welcome to a new week. I just had a fantastic time meeting with fellow Stampin’ Up! Demos at our Local On Stage here in San Diego. We started on Friday with Peggy Noe, Linda Foster and I hosting a pre-On Stage Make & Take for the demos in the Mary Fish Pals. We had 20 wonderful ladies attend to make three cards and have some visiting time. Then we all went to a great Mexican restaurant for dinner together. What a wonderful group – a good time was had by all!

This is the card I presented.


See how you get a cool shadow when the card is opened.

This shot really shows the shadow.


This is a better look at how you create the empty space for the shadow box.

View of both front and inside.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Butterfly Basics

Ink – Mint Macaron

Paper – Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Black, Blooms & Bliss DSP, Mint Macaron Glimmer (SAB item)

Accessories – Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Tear and Tape, Fine Tip Glue



Mint Macaron CS – 5 ½” x 10 ½”. On long side score at ½”, 4”, 4 ½”, 8”

4” x 5 ½”

Whisper White CS – (1) 3 ¾” x 5 ¼” (1) 3 ¼” x 5 ½”

DSP – 3 ½” x 5”

Glimmer – ½” x 5 ½”

  1. Fold and burnish on score lines

  2. Fold so oval frame shows, slip scrap paper underneath and stamp, also stamp the oval

  3. Adhere 4” x 5 ½” Mint Macaron piece to front, decorate with DSP, Glimmer paper, Oval and Dragonfly

  4. Stamp Whisper White 3 ¼” x 5 ½” piece with fern or leave blank and adhere to front inside

  5. Adhere the group of dragonflys OVER the open oval space (when card is open the dragonflies will make a shadow)

  6. Open ½” flap next to cut out of oval side, remove Tear & Tape, close front over it and adhere

  7. Done!


I was inspired and got the folding directions from Dawn Griffith. Check out her video for details on assembly.

This card was a big hit at our Make & Take and I’ll show you another one using different Thinlits on Friday.

It’s difficult to see but both the oval and the dragonfly are popped up with Dimensionals.

There are so many new and exciting things coming up – retired product list and a NEW catalog with great new items. I’ll keep you posted through my Weekly Newsletter so if you haven’t signed up…be sure to do so. Just send me a quick email to let me know you would like to be added to my list.

Until Friday with another version of this exciting Shadow Box Card – Happy Stamping!

Donna 🙂


Flourishing Half Fold Card

Hello Stampers! Here we are at Friday already. Today I have a Half Fold card for you. It’s quite easy but makes such a cute card.

It looks like a normal card except for that horizontal “line” in the middle of the card.

You only open half of the card. It can stand up for the recipient to display.

I took an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock and cut it at 4 1/4″ x 11″ and scored at 5 1/2″. Turned it sideways, starting from the top of the fold cut down 2 1/8″. I then cut across the 5 1/2″ side to remove the top portion. I then added some DSP to each visible piece. I used Layering Squares Framelits to make the Rich Razzleberry square with the flower from Flourishing Phrases stamped in Rich Razzleberry on Whisper White then cut out with the Stitched Shapes Framelits. The large pearl adds a little pizzaz.

Then I decided to try some retired DSP…

Same idea but a different center piece and moved to the right a bit.

A very soft subtle card…might be good for a sympathy card. There is enough room on the front where I can put a banner or label.  Three Metallic Enamel Shapes add a bit of bling.


Stampin’ Up! Products Used (for main card not the blue one):

Stamp Set – Flourishing Phrases

Ink – Rich Razzleberry

Paper – Blushing Bride, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Blooms and Bliss DSP

Accessories – Layering Squares Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Metallic Enamel Shapes


Try this card out. It’s quite simple but is a bit unusual. These are great cards to make in mass.

Have a great weekend! I’ll be back on Monday with another Easter Card.

Happy Stamping!



Joseph’s Coat of Colors, Part 2

Hello Stampers! Today I’d like to share another version of Joseph’s Coat of Colors cards. I had so many kits made up from my first one so I used the same color scheme but changed the stamp I used.


I used Grateful Bunch on this set of cards.





For those of you who have no idea about what this technique is…scroll back to the post on 12/23/16. I explained the whole process there.

I haven’t put any sentiments on this batch yet…I’m thinking I’ll wait until I need a special card and then add a little message on the front and then a sentiment inside. I did adhere a whisper white piece of cardstock inside already so I just need to stamp!

I’m thinking about Easter cards now and just found out I’ll be doing our church craft fair again now that the Yarn Ministry (which I belong to) has taken over that task. 🙂  So, you’ll be seeing Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Holy Communion, Confirmation, Wedding, Anniversary, Baby, Baptism and Graduation Cards coming up.

Today is a gorgeous day here in San Diego and I hope that wherever you are you will have a wonderful weekend.

Until Monday…Happy Stamping!

Inside the Lines 2

Hello Stampers!  As promised, here’s another look at the phenomenal Inside the Lines DSP and Watercolor Pencils. I did use the same paper but I’ll also try some others and different layouts.


It was a beautiful day so I took this photo outside in our lemon tree. You can see the lemons peeking through. Love, love, love this paper!


Here’s a close up of the large flower and bee. You can see where my water coloring went out of the lines a bit and I just realized I have a white water color pencil. I’ll see if I can touch it up with that.


I used Wink of Stella on this card to give it some sparkle. I used it on the wings of the bee and all the flowers. Really adds some pizzaz, doesn’t it! Because it was photographed in full sun to get the sparkle it may look a bit washed out.


I love it, especially placed on the black card. Any other color card would have detracted from the vibrant colors of the design.

The products used are very basic…Inside the Lines DSP (free Sale-A-Bration), Black Cardstock, Water Color Pencils, Wink of Stella and Aqua Painters.

This is a short and sweet post! Until Monday…

Happy Stamping!