Thursday, February 16, 2017

Avant Garden

Hi All,

I have yet another great stamp set that you can earn during Sale-A-Bration: Avant Garden.  Flowers are one of those images that you can never have enough of.  They are great for any type of card.

This set definitely has a vintage-y feel.  It can be used as a single stamped image or doubled up for a 2-step stamp image.  That's what I've done on this card.  It's a CASE from the SAB mini and I would have never thought to combine these two flower images.  I love the look!  To finish out the card, I created a print using the dotted stamp.  The simple design is a nice complement to the floral print.

Item# 143272 Avant Garden $0.00
If you'd like to add some products to your collection and earn some FREE products, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  For every $50 you spend, you will earn a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Avant Garden
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Pretty in Pink, Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla Cardstock; Love Blossoms DSP
Ink: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink and Basic Gray Classic Pads
Accessories: Lots of Tags Sizzlets and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

So Very Much

Hi All,

I have another great Sale-A-Bration card for you today.  This has two SAB sets on it: So Very Much and Delicate Details.  So Very Much has a large Thank You image and Delicate Details has five lace images.  If you're like me, you make Birthday and Thank You cards more than any others.  So, one can never have too many Thank You stamps.

I wasn't sure how I was going to use the lace stamps, but I stumbled upon this card from Nancy Ferb. It was right up my alley.  Simple, yet so very pretty. The outer lace border is Melon Mambo and the inner lace border is Pretty in Pink.  I added some Stickles for a little extra sparkle.  This large image, makes for a quick and simple card!

Item# 143343 So Very Much $0.00
Item# 143314 Delicate Details $0.00

If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Until March 31st, for every $50 you spend, you will earn a Free Sale-A-Bration item.  It's a great time to buy!  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: So Very Much and Delicate Details
Paper: Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Melon Mambo and Pretty in Pink Classic Pads
Accessories: Stickles

Tasty Trucks

Hi All,

It's the best time of year for us stampers!  Sale-A-Bration.  For each $50 you spend in product, you get a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  This is one of the super cute stamps available for FREE: Tasty Trucks.  Whether you like tacos, hot dogs, ice cream or cupcakes, it's the perfect stamp for you.  So cute!

Most of the cards I've seen online have colored in the truck using markers or watercolor pencils. I chose to use mine to create a background.  I was inspired by this card, where Susan had done the same thing.  They are stamped in the same color as the cardstock: Daffodil Delight.  To add a bit more color, I stamped one in Strawberry Slush.  Love the pop!

Item# 143300 Tasty Trucks $0.00

Item# 141701 Delicate White Doilies $3.00

If you would like to order up some supplies to earn FREE product, you have until March 31st.  Just pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Tasty Trucks and Elementary Elegance
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White Cardstock; All Abloom DSP
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush Classic Pads
Accessories: White Tea Lace Doily, Circle Nestabilities, Paper Piercer and Essentials Paper Piercing Pack

Monday, December 26, 2016

A Very Merry Moose

Hi All,

Is this guy not the cutest???  Who can resist a moose?  And, paired with a santa hat?  I sure couldn't!

This card was inspired by the great Kimberly VanDiepen over at Stampin by the Sea.  She does such a great job of adding whimsy to cards.  This guy is quite enough on his own...but throw in some ribbon and snowflakes and you have a unique holiday card.  Love it!

Unfortunately, this set is retiring.  Fortunately, it is at a great price right now.  If you didn't already get it for this year's cards, it would be a great addition for next year.  It has some other super cute images as well.

Item # 142112 Jolly Friends $13.60
Item # 143511 Jolly Friends Bundle $29.50
Item # 142066 Merriest Wishes $17.00

Item # 137910 Sequin Trim-Bermuda Bay $5.00

Item # 104199 Linen Thread $4.50

If you'd like to add this or any of the other products to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Jolly Friends, Merriest Wishes and Serene Snowflakes
Paper: Crumb Cake and Whisper White Cardstock
Ink: Bermuda Bay, More Mustard, Chocolate Chip Classic Pads; Cotton White Stazon pad
Accessories: Jolly Hat Builder Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Crochet Trim, Linen Thread, Sponge, Paper Snips, Glue Dots and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Merriest Wishes

Hi All,

Aside from the holidays to be excited for, SU! has some great deals going on for retiring stamp sets. Some of them you may already have.  Some you may not.  This one was a favorite at my last workshop and probably my favorite from all of the holiday sets.  It was inspired by this card over at Do Lally Crafts.  So simple, yet it packs a big punch!

Not only can it be used for cards, but it will make cute tags as well.  The layering between the stamps and the Die Cuts add so much dimension.  Plus, I just love the fonts they've chosen!

Item # 142066 Merriest Wishes $17.00
Item # 141835 Merry Tags Framelits Dies $12.50

Item # 132622 Gold Foil Sheets $4.00

This Bundle originally went for $40.50 and is now discounted to $29.50.  Such a great deal!  If you'd like to add this to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamp: Merriest Wishes
Paper: Real Red and Whisper White Cardstock; Gold Foil Sheets
Ink: Real Red & Old Olive Classic Pads
Accessories: Merry Tags Framelits Dies, Ribbon, Glue Dots and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Hi All,

It is the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!  I hope the holidays have gotten off to a good start for you. They are time well spent with family and friends.  We are spending a quiet day at home and I figured it was high time I got some cards uploaded.

This set below didn't get much hype in the catalog.  I had barely noticed it until I saw this card by The Lady & Her Stamps and I had to have it.

I don't have many larger image stamps, so it fills a niche for me.  I love it because you can embellish away and the card speaks for itself.

Item # 142158 Wonderful Year $20.00
Item # 139672 Softly Falling $8.50
Item # 121790 Red Glimmer Paper $5.00
Item # 141701 Delicate White Doilies $3.00
Everything on this card is currently available.  If you'd like to add any of these to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Wonderful Year
Paper: Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler Cardstock; Red Glimmer Paper
Ink: N/A
Accessories: Softly Falling Embossing Folder, Doilies, Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green Markers, Baker's Twine and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Throw Back Thursday: Blooming with Love

Hi All!

For my last Fall card of 2017, I have a throw-back for ya!  Who remembers this one? Blooming with Love. It's a classic and I don't think it could ever go out of style.

It features a wheelbarrow of leaves.  Nothing epitomizes fall more...except maybe a pile of leaves.  I stumbled across this card from 2008 designed by Atomic Butterfly and changed a spring themed card to fall one.  These definitely aren't traditional fall colors, but I love them together.

Most of these products are unfortunately retired, but hopefully it will inspire you to pull out some of those oldies but goodies you have laying around.  If you'd like to add any products to your collection, just pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Always Thankful & Blooming with Love
Paper: Island Indigo, Riding Hood Red, Crumb Cake and Whisper White Cardstock; Bandstand Simply Scrappin DSP
Ink: Jet Black Stazon; Basic Black Pad for Blending the Wheelbarrow
Accessories: Large Scallop Edgelit, Island Indigo 1/4" Satin Ribbon, Riding Hood Red Marker, Island Indigo Marker, Crushed Curry Marker, Blender Pens and a Black Brad

Acorny Thank You

Hi All!

Acorny Thank You is a stamp set that's been around a while now and it never really popped for me. Until...I saw a card on Pinterest and fell in love.  That happens quite a bit for me.  I see one card and I'm sold.  Anyone else?


I love acorns.  And what's great about this set is that there's a coordinating punch that allows you to create lots of fun combinations. My card is a CASE of this card by Mindy over at Bada-Bing!  She kept hers pretty classic and simple.  I decided to add in some DSP.  I did just notice that I forget to add in the Linen Thread, which I may just need to do.  I love it paired with the Kraft cardstock.

Item ID: 139718 Acorny Thank You $15.00

Item ID: 139681 Acorn Punch Builder $18.00

Acorns are great for fall projects and when paired with the Acorn Builder Punch, they are the perfect combination.  If you'd like to add these to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Acorny Thank You
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and Kraft Cardstock; Moonlight DSP
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, and Basic Black Classic Pads
Accessories: Acorn Punch Builder, Layering Circle Framelits, Paper Piercer, Piercing Template and Pop-Dots/Dimensionals

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A Grateful Bouquet

Hi All!

I know, I know.  The Thanksgiving Holiday is over, but I had a couple of cards that I hadn't gotten posted yet, so I wanted to get those taken care of before I move on to Christmas ;)

I knew for one of my fall cards I wanted to use the Jar of Love stamp set and throw in some fall colors. Well, I tried some oranges and yellows and just couldn't get anything to come together. {Finding coordinating colors for 2-step stamping can be tricky sometimes.} In the end, I settled on some corals.

My inspiration for the card was this gorgeous stunner from Libby.  *swoon*  I kept the same basic design, but used Basic Gray for the background and Crisp Canteloupe and Calypso Coral for the flowers.  These colors together are beautiful.

Item #: Jar of Love $52.00
Item #: 130658 Magnetic Platform $40.00

I love this set and feel it's a must-have for any collection. Great for any occasion/holiday/season. If you'd like to add this or any other products to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Jar of Love & Falling Leaves
Paper: Basic Gray, Crisp Canteloupe, Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Ink: Basic Gray, Crisp Canteloupe, Calupso Coral and Crumb Cake Classic Pads
Accessories: Magnetic Platform, Everyday Jars Framelits, Paper Piercer and Template

Sunday, September 18, 2016

For You Friend

Hi All,

Happy Football Season!  It is finally underway.  I'm a die hard Steeler fan, so in addition to fall, it makes for a great September.

My card for you today isn't fall or football related, but is gorgeous!  It's a shameless CASE of this card by Katy Harrison.

What's funny is, I didn't even have this stamp set on my radar.  It wasn't until one of my customers bought it and I pulled it out of the box, that I new I had to have it.  The jars, the flowers, the font, just tooo stinkin' cute!  This is definitely one of those sets that you'd want to buy the Bundle (stamp set and die cuts).  You'll want to pop those flowers and jars, and it's so much easier to die cut them than fussy cut them.

Item #: Jar of Love $52.00

If you don't already have the Magnetic Platform for your Big Shot, it's a must-have.  It will hold your tiny dies in place and make cutting so much easier.  One of the best accessories I've invested in.

Item #: 130658 Magnetic Platform $40.00
This set is all around perfect.  Who doesn't love flowers and there's something so country chic about jars.  You gotta have 'em!  If you'd like to add these to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Jar of Love
Paper: Whisper White Cardstock; Whisper White Thick Cardstock (card base)
Ink: Rose Red, Pretty in Pink, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party and Smoky Slate Classic Pads
Accessories: Jar of Love Die Cuts (Bundle), Magnetic Platform, Rose Red Marker and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A Starry Fish

Hi All,

Here is the final card in my Watercolor series.  This one is actually a watercolor print that we made in my workshop last week.  I usually don't do a lot of 'techniques', but I wanted to create a card featuring this starfish and a watercolor background seemed like a perfect fit.

The starfish is from the Picture Perfect stamp set.  I had actually bought this set specifically for this image, but ended up playing with the hummingbird first.  The starfish is a two-step stamp.  I stamped the first image in Baked Brown Sugar (stamped off first) and the second image in Crumb Cake (stamped off first).

Item # 140520 Picture Perfect $27.00

The watercolor technique is pretty easy to do and fun to play with.  I squirted a bit of the Island Indigo reinker in the lid of my Island Indigo stamp pad.  I then grabbed an Aqua Painter and added a bit of water from the brush tip till the ink was a bit watered down.  The more water you add, the lighter blue you will get.  I then brushed it onto the Watercolor Paper.  I like cleaner lines, so I did diagonal brush strokes, but you could do circles or curly-cues if you prefered  Tip: I did try this on regular cardstock and watercolor paper.  The watercolor paper works much better.  It helps absorb the water and blends the colors together nicely.

Item # 122959 Watercolor Paper $5.00

Item # 122932 Island Indigo Reinker $3.25

Item # 103954 Aqua Painters $17.00

Item # 141487 5/8" Burlap Ribbon $7.00

The beach is one of my favorite places to be.  There is just something so calm and serene that draws you in.  I think this card captures a bit of that.  If you'd like to add any of these products to your collection, just pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Stamps: Picture Perfect, Happy Harmony
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar & Very Vanilla Cardstock; Watercolor Paper
Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake and Island Indigo Classic Pads & Island Indigo Reinker
Accessories: 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Aqua Painters, Brown Brads and Pop Dots/Dimensionals

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Watercolor Wash

Hi All,

Keeping with my watercolor theme,  I have a nice big watercolor background for ya!  It doesn't get much easier than this.  Grab your stamp, ink it up and stamp away.

I found that I was having a hard time getting a clean image from my stamp pad onto the stamp.  I was getting lines from the stamp pad edges. At my workshop, someone suggested using a brayer to smooth out the ink.  I didn't think of that at the time, but will give it a shot.  What I did do, was grab my Color Box Chalk pad as it had no edges to leave lines.  It also leaves a chalkboard like texture. Really cool effect and the color was pretty gorgeous too {Rose Coral}.

I paired the coral up with gold.  What a great combo!  The sentiment is embossed in gold embossing powder and the butterfly is die cut with Gold Glimmer paper and Vellum.  I attached the butterflies together at the body and added a few sequins to cover the adhesive point.  I had gotten the idea for the butterfly here from Michelle over at Stampin' 365.  So, so pretty!

Item #: 139538  Watercolor Wash $15.00

Item # 137360  Butterflies Thinlits Dies $25.00

Item # 133719 Gold Glimmer Paper $5.00

Item # 132983 Gold Sequins $5.00
This background creates a simple touch that could be paired up with just about anything. It could be as soft or as bold as you like.  If you'd like to add it or any other products to your collection, pop me an email or click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Watercolor Wash & Another Thank You
Paper: Thick Whisper White Cardstock, Gold Glimmer Paper, Vellum Paper
Ink: Rose Coral Color Box Chalk Inkpad & Versamark Pad
Accessories: Butterflies Thinlits Die, Gold Sequins, Fine Tip Glue Pen and Gold Embossing Powder

Saturday, August 20, 2016

You Light Up My Life

Hi All,

I just had a workshop on Thursday and it turned out that Watercolor would become my theme.  Didn't start out that way, but just kinda ended up that way.

My first card has a splash of watercolor.  This pendant light is from the Pun Intended set.  I bought this set because it has a super cute camera stamp, but saw this card by Linda Callahan and had to share with my group.

How clever was it to use the watercolor swoosh for the light???  Love it! The swoosh is from the Work of Art stamp set.

The Pun Intended set can only be purchased with Hostess rewards on a $150 order.  It's really one of the best Hostess sets that SU! has had in some time.

Item ID: 141804 Pun Intended $9.50

Item# 134114  Work of Art $22.00 
Both of these sets are must haves.  They are so versatile and can be used for many different occasions.  If you'd like to add this or any other products to your collection, pop me an email or click on the Order Online icon in the top right-hand corner.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: Pun Intended & Work of Art
Paper: Basic Black, Real Red and Whisper White Cardstock; Flashback DSP
Ink: Jet Black Stazon and Crushed Curry Classic Pad
Accessories: Real Red SU! Marker

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Birthday + Balloons

Hi All!

I have another super cute card for ya!  Who doesn't love birthdays + balloons?  A friend of mine is in love with this set and I wanted to have a card to share at my June workshop.  The set has tons of options, so deciding on one to share with everyone was quite a feat.  But, I saw this design by Linda Callahan and just had to recreate.

The balloons are embossed in White Powder on Vellum. There are two different sizes: bigger on top of the bunch and smaller on the bottom.  They can be punched out with the coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch.  I wanted a festive print for the background and found this one in the Stacked with Love DSP stack.

Item #: 140675 Balloon Celebration $26.00

Item #: 140609 Balloon Bouquet Punch $18.00

I love this card!  It's so fun & festive!  This set is so versatile and can be used for so many different types of celebration, that it's a must for your collection.  If you'd like to add it to yours, click on the 'Order Online' icon in the top right-hand corner or pop me an email.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Balloon Celebration
Paper: Calypso Coral & Whisper White Thick Cardstock; Stacked with Love DSP; Vellum Paper
Ink: Versamark & Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: Balloon Bouquet Punch, White Embossing Powder; Heat Tool, Sequin Assortment, Crystal Effects, Pop Dots/Dimensionals and Fine Tip Glue Pen