Monday, January 28, 2019


Hello stamping friends!!  By now you all have the new Occasions Mini Catalog and probably flipped through it a dozen times.  I am in love with the whole catalog!!  But I have to tell you that my two favorite products are the Forever Lovely Bundle (p. 5) and the All My Love Designer Paper.  Actually I love the entire All My Love Suite (including the Meant to Be Bundle).  They go perfect together.  Below I used both of these bundles and accessories to create this lovely home d├ęcor, framed shadow box.  This would make a lovely gift for that special person in your life; especially for Mother's Day, a daughter, friend, or that wall in your spare bedroom to show your guests they are special to you.  I hope you like it as much as I do.

Until next time,

"Blessed be God who refused me not my prayer and His kindness."  --- Psalm 66:20

Sunday, October 21, 2018


Hello my stamping friends!!  It has been a long time since I last posted, but life has just gotten in the way it seems.  However, it doesn't mean that I haven't been stamping -- since my last post I have stamped probably a hundred cards and stamping projects.  It seems like after I get done stamping, I never have time to post and share.  Please accept my apologies, and I will try to post more often even with the holidays approaching us.  I have a few cards to share today that I worked on this month.  Let me know what you think:

Watercolor using the "Peaceful Place Stamp Set"; colored with SU Watercolor Pencils, misted with Frosted White Shimmer Paint; Cajun Craze, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla Cardstock; and Decorative Ribbon & Triple Banner Punches. 

Used the "Beautiful Blizzard Stamp Set and Blizzard Thinlits Die"; Soft Sea Foam Cardstock and Ink; and Whisper White and Silver Cardstock/Paper.

I CASEd this card (changing the background) from a swap card I received -- I thought it was just the cutest card!!  I used the "Playful Backgrounds Stamp Set"; Thick Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock; Large Letters Framelits; and Cat Punch.
I used the "Beautiful Baubles Stamp Set and Detailed Baubles Thinlits Dies"; Real Red and Whisper White Cardstock, Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, and Silver Foil Paper; and 1/8th" Sheer Whisper White Ribbon.

Until next time,

"I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners"  -- Luke 5:32

Wednesday, May 23, 2018


Hello Stampin' Friends!!

I have a lot of pictures to show you today of what I have been up to this month.  With the graduation for my granddaughter from collage, birthday celebrations, and Mother's Day; it has been a very busy month for creating.  Remember, you only have a week left to order Stampin' Up! product that will be gone forever (some even on sale).

I so loved using the new Stampin' Blends to color the soon discontinued Petal Passion Designer Series Paper.  I only had a small piece of this particular design left and it was perfect for creating Mother's Day cards for my daughters'.

Same card, just another piece of the designer paper -- I loved doing these.
I loved how the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Pager added "style" to the You've Got Style Stamp Set.  This is another tri-fold card I made for my sister's birthday this month. 
This is the second fold of the birthday card.

This is the back fold of the birthday card.
I had to make a quick graduation card for my granddaughter, who love vintage/shabby chic.  So of course I pulled out my Paper Pumpkin Kit from last month to make the perfect card for her.  This is the envelope.
This is the matching notecard I made for the inside of the envelope -- perfect to hold her gift money.

Until next time when I feature all new product,


"Those who are well do not need a physician, but the sick do.  I did not come to call the righteous but the sinners."

Sunday, May 6, 2018


Okay my stamping friends, it's that time of year when the new 2018-2019 SU Big Catalog will be out with totally new designer paper, which I can guarantee you are going to love.  If you are like me, I still have lots of designer paper left over from this year (and, yes, some I want to save for my scrapbooking).  I have some beautiful samples to really make some WOW projects/cards using your designer paper.  I have 2 tri-fold card samples (Ronda Wade provided the instructions) and another project I made by updating my older Mini Buckle Purse previously deigned in 2006 that holds up to 8 notecards (3" x 3") and envelopes.  I hope you like them as much as I did making them (so easy and fun)!!

Actually, I had a hard time using this beautiful Share What You Love Specialty Designer Paper because it is so beautiful and is brand new from the Share What You Love promotion going on for customers until the end of May -- but coming in the new catalog.  I call this a Mini Buckle Purse to hold 8 notecards and envelopes -- it is so beautiful in person.  I used the new Share What You Love Stamp Set on all of it, except the "Happy Birthday" sentiment that comes from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set being carried over to the new catalog. 

I had so much fun creating this Tri-Fold card, using the retiring Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper, the You've Got Style Stamp Set (carrying over to the new catalog), and Blender Pens.

Here are pictures of the matching envelope, the first fold on the front of the card, the second fold in the center, and the back fold.  This card was made in less than 5 minutes and 5 more minutes coloring the front.

Here is another sample of a Tri-Fold Card using the new Share What You Love Stamp Set and the retiring Sweet Soiree Specialty Designer Series Paper.

Here is what the inside folds look like.
Now take out your designer paper and show it off in your cards and projects -- there will be newer and better product next year to play with!!

Until next time,

"Withhold not, O Lord, your compassion from me; may your kindness and your truth ever preserve me."  -- Psalm 40-12

Monday, April 23, 2018


Hello stamping friends!!

Just a reminder that it is time to get those "must have" Stampin' Up! products that will be discontinued on May 31, before they are all gone.  Click here to start shopping now for the products that will be gone forever.  

I have so many favorites, but I wanted to show you a couple of cards I made this last week using product that will be discontinued.  

I love this set, using the Birthday Delivery Stamp Set, the matching Birthday Friends Framelits, and Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper.  I purchased the entire suite for my kid's and grandchildren's scrapbooking albums -- plus it makes such cute cards!!  A must-have purchase before it retires!!

I made this card for my daughters' birthdays, using the Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp Set, coordinating Pocket Framelit Dies, and the Petal Garden and Tuti-Frutti Designer Series Paper Packs.  The Pocketful of Sunshine Stamp Set and coordinating Framelit Dies will not be retiring, but will no longer be sold as a "bundle," with a 10% discount (you will pay full price for both).  The sentiment is from the "Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set" and carried over to the new catalog.  (The buttons are retired SU product colored with the new Light Rich Razzleberry Stampin' Blends to match the Sweet Sugerplum Cardstock retiring.)

Close-up of the tiny envelope I made to fit the pocket, using the Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack (retiring).

Close-up of the back of the envelope and gift money wrapped in belly band.

Inside of the card (had to cover up my hand-written note), using the retiring Great Big Greetings Stamp Set and flower from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set.
Don't wait to purchase product on the retired list -- once it is sold out, it is gone!!!

Until next time,

"When the just cry out, the Lord hears them, and from all their distress He rescues them."
-- Psalm 34:18

Sunday, April 1, 2018


Happy Easter my stamping friends!!!  Yes it has been a while since I have posted, but I'm still stamping and creating.  Today I wanted to show you a few cards I created using the awesome Brusho Crystal Color and the new Hold on to Hope and You're Inspiring stamp sets.  I so love the Brusho because you never know what you are going to get when designing your card.  I did 20 First Communion cards using the Brusho for my background, and they all turned out a little different (depending on where I sprinkled it or how much I sprinkled).  I hope you enjoy these as much as I did making them.

Along with the Brusho Crystal Color for the background, I used the new Waterfront Stamp Set (embossed with Black Embossing Powder) for this card.

This was my Easter card to my Pastor, using the new Hold on to Hope Stamp Set, Matching Framelits, and Gold Embossing Powder.

Easter card for elderly members at my church using Stampin' Up!'s Note Cards & Envelopes, the new You're Inspiring Stamp Set, and the Bow Builder Punch for the sentiment.  (Inside sentiment is from the Hold on to Hope Stamp Set.) 

First Communion card using the Brusho Crystal Color for the background, Hold on to Hope Stamp Set and matching Framelits, and Gold Embossing Powder.
Until next time,

"The stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone."  Psalm 118:22

Wednesday, January 3, 2018


I don't know about you, but I get so excited every year at this time because it is Sale-A-Bration (SAB) time until the end of March!!  That means free stuff for everyone who orders at least $50 from Stampin' Up!!  Yep, for every $50 you order you get to pick from the new Sale-A-Bration Mini Catalog one item (e.g., order $100 and get 2 free products, $150 you get 3, and on and on!!!).  Besides ordering from the annual big Catalog, don't forget to check out the new Occasions Mini Catalog that launched today -- it's gorgeous!! 

This would be a great time to buy the new Stampin' Blends -- you will totally love them for coloring.  Buy all 27 of the Stampin' Blend colors for $121.00 (Item #147475), the coordinating "Color Me Happy Project Kit," for $25, (#144609); and a Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad, for $6 (#132708) and you will earn/pick 3 SAB products and $15 in free product rewards.  Below I have a couple of samples using the new SAB free "Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set," using a new patent pending "Distinktive" surface that you will love.

The new SAB Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set, using the cling wrap technique.

The new SAB Heartfelt Blooms Stamp Set, using the Stampin' Blends to color.

A swap card I made using the "Heartland" Stamp Set and SU's markers to color -- I love my markers also, but this card would have been awesome if I would have used my new Stampin' Blends.

Until next time,
"For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world might be saved through Him." -- John 3:17