Monday, May 1, 2017

Eastern Beauty/Palace May Bundle Promotion

If you are considering the Eastern Palace Suite Promotion here are the facts:

I admit I was not able to resist. There are so many designs one can make with the dies and stamps.

(Graphics provided by my friend and fellow demonstrator, Lyssa Zwolanek.)

MOJO495 Special Reason Eastern Elegance Designer Series Paper

I wanted to use this retiring Stamp Set with the new paper, so I did just that. Dapper Denim and the new In Color Tranquil Tide are just enough of these rich regal colors without being muddy, I think. I used the MOJO Monday sketch ( MOJO495 ) for the layout and I hope everyone will enjoy making it at class this Thursday!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Window Box Thinlits and Retiring Timeless Tags and That's the Tag

At my last class we used the Timeless Tags Thinlits to cut this tag as well as the That's the Tag stamp set for a fun add-on for the Window Box Framlit.  I used the "to my amazing mother" sentiment, but several used the "thinking of you" sentiment to allow a person to give it to anyone. The butterfly from the Butterflies Thinlits carries the airy look onto the top easily as well.  I included a little LED light for my class attendees as well.  Now I just need to find a small gift for my mom to put inside it.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Stampin' Up! Retiring List pdf link

Hi all! The retirement list is available now. Here is a link to the list, and several of the items are 15, 20, 30 or 40% off as well.

2017 Retirement List

If you'd like to use a hostess code and have the items mailed to you, use RE9PVGUW . If you'd like to save a bit on shipping for orders under $69, please email or message me to order. Remember if your order is over $150, you'll want to place your order separately and receive hostess benefits.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Stampin' Up! Basket Bunch Waterfall Easter Card

This isn't exactly what I first imagined when I decided that I hadn't made a waterfall card for my classes in a while, but I'm pleased with it.  I love the Basket Bunch Stamp Set, and the Textured Impressions Embossing Folder makes a fun background for this card.  The bunny image, chicks, daffodil and egg stamps were used as well as the grass and basket pieces from the matching Basket Building Framelits Dies.

I shortened the basket handle so that it would fit nicely in the allotted space.  The Happy Easter sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, and I used the "PULL" from March's Paper Pumpkin kit to provide an added hint for the card.  The sentiments were die cut using the Bunch of Banners Framelits.  (I'm sure my original instructions came from Splitcoaststampers.)  I hope everyone will enjoy making this motion card at my end March class!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper All Occasion Card

This card is of course inspired by the brayered background on page 10 of the Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration catalog. Its base is the fun Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper. I used more muted colors, and combined some colors as well. We'll use the Sponge Brayers for this card as well as the Watercolor Pencils and Blender pens. The flower size will vary based on which one you choose. You can make decisions about the embellishments to make the card your own.  I hope everyone enjoys doing that. The card is lined with Pool Party cardstock.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Tasty Trucks Bright Stampin' Up! Thank You or Birthday Card

This Tasty Trucks design with the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper uses SC632 from

Friday, February 17, 2017

Avant Garden Sympathy or Any Occasion SC623

Flower card can often be for any occasion, so you'll have lots of choices for a sentiment with this simple card.  I used SplitCoastStampers Sketch Challenge SC623 for this as well. This card will be surprisingly quick for a Stamp a Stack choice.  Both the "Happy Birthday Wishes" and the "Thanks for being you." sentiments from the Avant Garden stamp set fit the sentiment banner as well.

Friday, February 10, 2017

MOJO483 Cool Treats Tasty Treats Frozen Treats Stampin' Up!

Sorry this image is a bit over-exposed...

For this card I used the Cool Treats Stamp Set, Frozen Treats Framelits and Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Following the layout/sketch for MojoMonday Sketch 483, made this card easy to fill with my favorite patterns of designer series paper from the pack.  The circles used the Circle Framelits and Stitched Circle Framelits, and I just added the Peekaboo Peach 3/8" Ruched Ribbon and called it finished. I will allow everyone at March Stamp Club and Class to add some of the Sprinkles Embellishments if they'd like as well.  I was going for a clean/simpler look this time, so I left the image plain.

Celebrations Duo Stampin' Up! simple cards

I love the Celebrations Duo textured impressions embossing folders, but I wasn't sure about the matching set.  I chose to "make do" with the other similar sets that I had and am happy with the results.  My Watermelon Wonder inkpad is SO juicy though, so I had to stamp off once each time I stamped for a pretty match with the cardstock.

The card is the same no matter which sentiment a person chooses which will be useful for my upcoming Stamp A Stack.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Crazy Cake for Stamp A Stack

I made a quicker version of the card we made at last month's class that would work more easily at a Stamp A Stack. The Stamp A Stack will be on February 23rd at 6:30 p.m.

You'll notice that the stamping on this card is only done one time, but is still really cute, I think.  This set is SO fun!

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

One more Valentine Stampin' Up!

I needed another Valentine, so I used the Bloomin' Heart detailed thinlit with the Falling in Love designer series paper.  I inked only the LOVE from the Hello Love stamp in the Sealed with Love set and added an Ivory Heart under the main die cut.  A small heart from the Sealed with Love set and some pretty gold Metallic Thread as well as the gold Metallic Enamel Shapes complete the card.  It has Happy Valentine's Day stamped inside.  

Friday, February 3, 2017

Falling in Love DSP Lace Doilies Stampin Up Card

I love the Falling In Love designer series paper.  The gold and Very Vanilla 3/8 inch metallic ribbon from the Sale-A-Bration catalog is lovely with it and the Sealed with Love Valentine set has so many sentiment options.  The heart sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment are cute in the upper right corner of the card as well. 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Carousel Birthday Cupcakes & Carousels Horizontal Gatefold Card

Warning-This card may be too much for some crafters. giggle  At class this week we'll make this card. You are welcome to stop at any point if you think I've gone too far on this card.  This card is a horizontal gatefold with the tent and the Ferris Wheel cut by hand.  I used the matching Cupcakes and Carousels Embellishments kit with this set.


On the inside I used the Suite Sentiments set's Enjoy Life and Have Fun as well as a the hot air balloons from the Lift Me Up set.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Cake Crazy Delicate Details Stampin' Up! Birthday Card

I love the Cake Crazy set for the fun possibilities and design, but it does have some challenges.  I didn't quite get the top sentiment as I would want it, but you do get the idea.  I used Oklahoma City Thunder colors for a design that works for a man or woman.

The cool edge is made with the Sale-A-Bration set Delicate Details.  The idea came from a German Demonstrator blog, Claudias Ecke by Claudia Christensen. So this card is a CASE of her great mitered corners post it technique. I hope everyone enjoys making this card at class soon!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Hey, Chick Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration set cards

I decided that my first card might be too much coloring for my class attendees last week, so I whipped up an alternative using the Hex (okay Hexagons) dynamic embossing folder. I'd seen several demonstrators put ink inside the embossing folder, but adding ink with a sponge just to the apex of the wire after embossing looks the most like real chicken wire in my opinion.

I used the new Watercolor Pencils for both cards.  I made a Rhode Island Red and a Plymouth Rock chicken. So silly...You can see the new 1/8 inch grosgrain Real Red Ribbon too.

Thursday, January 5, 2017

Stampin' Up! Sealed With Love Bundle Valentine Card

I don't think you can improve on the color combination Stampin' Up! chose in the catalog, so I followed right along for this card.

The Love Notes Framelits and the Sealed with Love Stamp Set (Sealed with Love Bundle) as well as the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack make such cute Valentines.  There are dozens of ways to use these items and so many possible combinations of sentiments that I think you can make a card or treat for every kind of Valentine you have!  I also used the stitched circle framelits. I just love the added texture it gives.