Sunday, July 13, 2014


Stampin' Up! Blendabilities are finally here!  I am loving these new alcohol based markers.  I used the Rich Raspberry pack for this card.  Each package of Blendabilities includes three markers for three different shades.  They blend beautifully!

Rich Raspberry and Whisper White cardstock
Bloom With Hope Hostess Stamp Set
Petite Petals stamp set
Rich Raspberry Blendabilities
Rich Raspberry Stamp Pad
Hello Honey Stamp Pad
Memento Stamp Pad - black ink used with blendabilities.
Old Olive Marker
Moonlight DSP Stack
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
2 1/2" Circle Punch
Petite Petals Punch
Pearls Basic Jewels
Dazzling Details to add a glimmer of dew to the flowers

Base is cut 4 1/4" x 10 1/2"  Score along the long edge at 1 7/8" and 3  3/4" from each end.  Your folded card will measure 3 1/2" x 4 1/4".   The belly band is made easily with a 1" widestrip of white card stock wrapped around the card with the ends meeting in the front.  Mine is 8 1/2" long.    

Thursday, May 8, 2014


I had such a nice time with the children I babysit today making Mother's Day gifts.  I found Peeps at CVS for pennies.  The back of the tag explains they are for roasting.  I think this is a great activity for Mother's Day, don't you?  I used the Kind and Cozy and Delightful Dozen stamp sets.

Monday, April 21, 2014


Dates: April 21-June 4, 2014 (all items available while supplies last)

We're saying goodbye to hundreds of retiring products from the 2013-2014 annual catalog. Now's a great chance to get your favorite retiring products before they're gone for good! ALL products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to get your orders in early!

Also, make sure to take advantage of FREE standard shipping on EVERYTHING from April 21-25.

Check out the full list of retiring stamps and Accessories:

Earn bonus Stampin' Star Buck Points when you order from me at my Stampin' Up! website.  Learn more here.

Sunday, April 20, 2014


Happy Easter to all my wonderful stamping friends. I wanted you to know that Stampin' Up! is offering free shipping starting tomorrow. Woo hoo! Get FREE shipping on everything (excluding expedited orders) April 21-25! The lists of retiring products will be available on April 21, so you can take advantage of free shipping by ordering all your favorites right away! And I am sweetening the deal!

Earn Bonus Stampin' Star Buck Points from me April 21-25 ONLY!

Important! You must use this hostess code for online orders to be eligible for bonus Stampin' Star Buck Points.

Hostess Code: 24HTJECN

How it works - For every increment of $50 (before shipping, handling and tax), you will earn Two (1 + Bonus) Stampin' Star Bucks Point. Separate orders may not be combined to reach a point. For example, a product order of $49 would not qualify for a Star Point . An order of $101 would qualify for Four (2 + 2 Bonus) Star Points. Reach 10 Points and earn a free stamp set from me of your choosing of any value!

Hop on over to my Stampin' Up! website and have fun shopping! Remember to wait until Monday to submit your order. You can also contact me to place your order for you. You will still earn bonus Stampin' Star Buck Points.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


I made a bunch of these last night with a little help from my girls Meagan and Carolyn.  The stamp set I used is the retired Easter Blossoms which is one of my absolute favorite sets. (now retired)


Coastal Cabana, Crisp Canteloupe, Sahara Sand, and Whisper White card stock
Easter Blossoms stamp set (retired)
Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit, and Crisp Canteloupe stamp pads.
Decorative Dots (SAB retired) and Square Lattice embossing folders
Ovals Collection Framelits
Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper (SAB - retired)
Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack (SAB - retired)

I cut the basket base 3 3/4" x 2 1/4".  I angled the sides by measuring in 3/4" on bottom edge and cutting on an angle with my paper trimmer.


I love card making but to be honest, have never had much interest in scrapbooking.  I have files and files of photos on my external hard drive and another huge boxful of printed photos tucked under my dresser.  Scrapbooking them seems like a hugely daunting task!

About a year ago I learned of Becky Higgins Project Life.  She developed a scrapbooking system which makes it all so much more simple, quick, and easy!  You simply slip your photos into photo pocket pages.  And now Stampin' Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins!  I am so excited to experiment and get scrapbooking with my photos!  Learn more HERE.

A selection of products will be available May 1st and the full line will be available with the launch of the new annual Stampin' Up! catalog on June 2nd.

Friday, March 14, 2014


I haven't been posting for awhile but thought I'd share my most recent card, inspired by an Elizabeth Miller card.  I used the new Petite Petals stamp set and coordinating punch.  Also the Perfect Pennants stamp set and coordinating Banners framelits.  I love that you can buy these coordinating products as bundles and save 15%!  The colors are Primrose Petals, Pool Party, Real Red, and Whisper White.