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!


Pretty Kitty and Bella

Hi Stampers. Today I have a cute little birthday card and bookmark I made for my granddaughter who just turned 9. She LOVES animals but especially dogs and cats. I used Pretty Kitty on the card and Bella & Friends on the bookmark.

She thought it was so cute. She’s a saver so maybe she has the cards I’ve sent her stashed away somewhere.

She loves to read so she needs lots of bookmarks.

These are two adorable stamp sets. The sentiments are great and can be used for more than just children’s cards.

Both were very quick and easy. Added a bit of marker coloring and there you have it.

I have so many new cards to share with you – so keep checking my blog out every Monday and Wednesday.

Until my next post…Happy Stamping!



Guest Stamper!

Happy Monday Stampers! Today I have a guest stamper, Ann Parmley.  She was a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator many, many years ago and has come back to stamping (not as a demo). She is graciously sharing her cards with us.

This is the Birthday card she made for her mom. Her ice cream looks so real! She used Cool Treats Stamp Set and Frozen Treats Framelits.

This staggered look is very popular now…very cool.

This one is a winner in my book!  She used the Window Box Thinlits and Nailed It from the Occasions Catalog. Isn’t it just great! This one is for her dad for Father’s Day.

I forgot to mention…Ann is my cousin and I’m so happy she is stamping again. I hope we’ll see more of her great work.

You too can be a guest stamper…just send me nice clear photos via my email.

See you on Friday with a card and bookmark I made for my granddaughter for her birthday. Until then, 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!


Eastern Palace Friendship Card – Bonus Post!

Hello Stampers! Surprise…and extra post this week because I just couldn’t wait to show you my first card using the Eastern Palace Suite. You will be able to order your own bundle on May 1st. Take a look…

Everything in these bundles is elegant and so well coordinated. I love it!

Gold Foil and the Eastern Medallions and you have several awesome cut out pieces. The DSP is fantastic.

Great sentiments too! This Suite has it all!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

Stamp Set – Eastern Beauty

Ink – Dapper Denim, Tranquil Tide (NEW In Color!)

Paper – Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Tranquil Tide (NEW!) and Eastern Palace DSP (NEW!)

Accessories – Eastern Medallions Thinlits



If you aren’t sold yet…I’ll be posting more cards using this fabulous suite soon. If you want more details about this Early Release before the Catalog Reveal just check your last Crafty Cardmaker Weekly Newsletter (4/18/17). If you didn’t receive a newsletter…send me an email requesting to be on my newsletter email list and I’ll send it to you and add you so that you won’t miss future newsletters.

My plan is to share the remainder of my Swap cards with you on Friday…unless I get excited about another card! 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your week and try to find a little time to stamp.

Happy Stamping!



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!




Flourishing Shadow Box Card

Hi Stampers! Wow, another week just zipped right by. Hope yours was a great week.

As promised, today I will share my second version of the Shadow Box Card.

I think my new favorite color is Sweet Sugarplum. This card is just so pretty! The same directions as in my previous blog post but I changed up the color scheme and used Flourish Thinlits.

As you can see, I added the Stylized Birthday greeting to this one. Love that stamp!!!!

Here’s a good view of the box to make the shadow.


I’m lovin’ this card!



I’ll share the swaps I received at On Stage on Monday. I received some really awesome swaps. Until Monday, have a great weekend and…Happy Stamping!

Donna 🙂