Thursday, December 31, 2015


Wishing you the joy of family, the gift of friends and the very best of everything in 2016!
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015


I made this card using the  FUN FRAMES TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER which happens to be one of the products in the Stampin' Up! Weekly Deals.  (SAVE 25% on Stampin’ Up! Weekly Deals - ends January 4.  Supplies are limited at the discounted prices.)

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Monday, December 28, 2015


For Stampin UP Products.  LOL!

Just 7 more days - January 5, and the 2016 Occasions Catalog will be available.  I will have a link  available here on my blog for your viewing pleasure of all the wonderful new products.  If you would like a catalog, I will have them available at my classes which start again on Saturday, January 9.

Along with the new catalog, is the Sale-A-Bration catalog full of FREE products for every $50 purchase.  Sale-a-Bration runs from January 5 to March 31, 2016.

Finally, if you would like more FREE Stampin Up products, this is the best time to sign up to be a Stampin Up demonstrator.  Between Jan 5 and March 31 you can choose $155 worth of product for only $99. This is an extra $30 perk. (Not to mention free shipping on this first order!)  And don't forget, every order after your first order you will receive at least a 20% discount. 
Contact me for more information or

Sunday, December 27, 2015


These stamps are direct from Chanel..a gift my daughter received and of course she gave them to the stamper in the family and so I made her this shadow box...I hope she likes it.  


Friday, December 25, 2015


Merry Christmas.  
I thought I would share with you today what got me started in stamping.  I saw this framed piece at a craft show 3 years ago....I kept circling it and looking at it and the crafter said, "I teach a class on how to make that picture and also cards."  I went to the class and made this beautiful picture and kept going to her classes and that was my start to Stampin Up and stamping.  (so thank you Julie Brancart!)  

Thursday, December 24, 2015


Another sneak peek ....This stamp is from the Sale-A-Bration catalog and is called The Sky is the Limit.  I embossed the plane and greeting (and just  stamped the clouds.)  Sending this card to my great nephew.  (Stamp available Jan 5 2016)

Wednesday, December 23, 2015


Winter Birthday Card using the Stampin Up Sheltering Tree stamp set, Craft White & Chocolate Chip ink on basic gray cardstock. Matte & bow in Blackberry Bliss and a few Frosted Sequins.
A list of the supplies I used for this project are listed below.

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015


I made these place setting tags as a hostess gift.  I used the star framelits, various cardstock, gold metallic thread to add a little glitz and of course a bow made with gold cording trim. I used a gold marker to write the names.  Cute!

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Monday, December 21, 2015


My last Christmas card for 2015.  I made this for my great nieces & nephews using Stampin Up's Jolly Christmas stamp set.

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Friday, December 18, 2015


I made this card for my mom....she is 92 and can't see very well anymore so my hope with this is she can see the dark color. I used Every Blessing stamp set with Night of Navy ink on Lost Lagoon cardstock.

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Thursday, December 17, 2015


SNEAK PEEK - This card was made with my FREE stamp set from the 2016 Sale-a-bration catalog. "What I Love"
For those of you who are not aware of sale-a-bration it happens every year January - March and for every purchase of $50  you can pick a free item from the sale-a-bration catalog.   

The Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration go live on January 5th.  YAY!!
Let me know if you would like a catalog.

So this morning, I was running late - as usual - but I couldn't resist trying out this stamp - this card is simple but sweet.  I love the font of the word Thank you. (I will definitely play with this set more when I have more time.)

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Wednesday, December 16, 2015


It has been a busy holiday season for me of card making. (and I vow to myself next year I am going to start my Christmas card making for my family and friends in July!!!) LOL!    Here is a small recap of some of my holiday cards.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015


I made & personalized these cards for my son & daughter. Dog for him and Cat for her.  I had a lot of fun making them...I had to fussy cut out the pieces because I don't have the die cut but it was not difficult.

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Sunday, December 13, 2015


Today is going to be a very busy day....I have a long list of things to do...Make my Christmas Cards and get them ready to mail, make a YouTube video on my poinsettia card and finish decorating my house AND I told my sweet husband I would make Lasagne for dinner.  Wish me luck!  Come back tomorrow to see if I succeeded with my video.  LOL!  Until then here is a sweet tag set that is one of the year-end clearance items....was $21.00 now $14.70...great deal you might want to grab. Even if you are done wrapping - this is something you could use next year. (there is also a coordinating stamp set I listed below)

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Saturday, December 12, 2015


This is the card I designed for my Saturday morning class.  I made this card using the Stampin' Up! Festive Flower Builder Punch and I was AMAZED at how easy it was and the beautiful flower it created.  The black striped paper is actually vellum from the SU Winter Wonderland Designer Series Pack with a piece of whisper white adhered.  You can use this punch alone or with the coordinating stamp set "Jesus is the Reason."  For those that missed the class, on Monday I will be posting a YOUTUBE video on how I made this card.  One more thing...this punch and stamp set can be purchased as a bundle which means you can save 15%.  What do you think?

Here is my supply list for making this project:

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Friday, December 11, 2015


The White Christmas stamp set came out last year and is still on of my favorites. I love stamp sets that give you that feeling of comfort & joy.  Here is an ornament I made using White Christmas.
Here is my list of supplies for this project:
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Thursday, December 10, 2015


WHO DOESN'T LOVE A SALE??  The year end sale is your one stop shop for all discounted products in the on line store. Click HERE to shop for all clearance items, close outs and discounted holiday retiring products. (subject to availability)

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Sleigh Ride Ornament/Tag

Quick Tag or Ornament using again that wonderful Sleigh Ride Edgelit die. Did I mention I will be using this die for my Christmas cards this year that I am mailing to family & friends.  Yep, I really, really like it.  LOL!

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Tuesday, December 8, 2015


These framed pics were made using the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Die.  (This is a retiring product which means it is only available until December 31, 2015.)

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Wednesday, December 2, 2015


I made this YAY Bear card for my brother...I wanted to make him a card with the bear from the Thankful Forest Friends stamp set and it goes so well with the Woodlands Embossing folder (trees in the background) and you can never be too old for balloons right? I cut out the balloon and hat using the From the Herd stamp set.
Here is my supply list for this project:

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Monday, November 30, 2015


A nostalgic Christmas card made a my Saturday class. I love the corners (punched with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch) and the elegant dots embossing.
Here is my supply list for this project. Click any item to shop now.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015


Today's card is my Simple Saturday Stars with Scraps. Yep, I made this scraps of paper and the fabulous Stars Thinlits Die. (By the way now is the time to grab this Stars Thinlits Die while it is 20% off as part of the Stampin Up On-Line Extravaganza Sale. Ends Nov. 30, 2015)  I also used the Curvy Corner Trio punch.  (I am really likin' this punch lately.)
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Making Spirits Bright card made using one of my favorites - the Woodlands Embossing folder and Among the Branches stamp set. (sold in a bundle - YAY!)   I hope you like it.  If you would like more instructions on how I made this card, please leave me a comment. My product list is below.

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Monday, November 23, 2015


Today is the kick off of the Stampin' Up ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA SALE (Nov. 23 – 30).  See what’s on sale here (while supplies last) and don’t miss today’s 24 hour flash sale.

Sunday, November 22, 2015


I made these Christmas Luminaries with vellum, stamped with Versamark using the Festival of Trees stamp set and heated with gold embossing powder.  The Stampin Up Gold Satin Rbbon bow adds the final touch.  Please leave a comment if you would like more information on how I made this project.

Saturday, November 21, 2015


Flurry of Wishes card made in my Stampin Saturday Card Class. (coincidently today was also our first day of snow this season)  

 Here is my list of supplies I used in making this card
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Friday, November 20, 2015


Tags to personalize a gift of wine.  I just love that Santa stamp!! My project supply list and link to to shop 24/7 is below.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015


Stampin’ Up! is retiring products from the 2015 Holiday Catalog
ACT QUICKLY!  Retiring products will only be available until January 4, or while supplies last.  


Tuesday, November 17, 2015


Here are some of the items I recently sold at a local craft show.  It was a lot of fun. Thank You to all of you who helped and visited my table!

Saturday, November 14, 2015


Merry & Bright card made using the Delicate Ornaments Thinlit Die and Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack.

Here are the supplies I used on this project:
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015


I love the way this card turned out!  I have entered it the SUO Challenge #135 Fall Fun.  Vintage Leaves creates beautiful natural looking leaves and you can do so many variations...from a plain green leaf to embossed and sponged leaves as I did here. The Winter Wonderland Vellum adds such a nice elegant touch.  Great paper stack!!

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015



This Screen Fold card was given to an amazing woman the day her book was published. It's an oldie of mine but is one of my absolute favorites. I love this sentiment..."She Believed she could so she did"  What do you think?  

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015


Stampin Up's Groovy Love stamp set was use for this pretty card. The details for this card are Whisper White cardstock cut at 8 1/2 x 5 1/2" and scored at 2 1/4" & 6 1/4".  Whisper White, Basic Gray  & Fancy Silver Foil Vellum pieces cut at 2 - 1/8" x 5 - 1/4", Basic Gray stamping matte 2 1/4 x 3 1/4 and White stamping piece cut at 2 1/8 x 3 1/8". One heart is stamped in Versamark embossed with silver powder and one heart stamped in Versamark, Heat & Stick Powder and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  The gray matte piece w/ white stamped piece is attached with dimensionals on the left side only.  Finally a whisper white organza ribbon bow is attached to finish it off.

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Monday, November 2, 2015


I was recently contacted by person new to stamping and she asked "what is a framelit?"  She was watching my YOUTUBE video on how to make my Santa Ghirardelli Candy Holder and was not familiar with the Deco Label Framelits which shaped the Santa body.  Framelits are a wonderful tool that perfectly cut out stamped images in all kinds of shapes and sizes.  They are thin metal shapes with a raised edge and when rolled through the Stampin Up Big Shot with a piece of cardstock or designer series paper (DSP) will easily and perfectly cut the shape.  They can be used as a back drop (giving a matted look) or you can use them in many other creative ways.  Here is a picture of the Deco Label Framelits.
If you have any other questions, please contact me:

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Work of Art

WORK OF ART is a fun versatile stamp set.  It comes in wood or clear mount.
CLick on either image and it will take you to my store if you would like to order in online.  Thank you and check back here for more inspiration and idea.  

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HI Stampers -Here is a great way to keep track of all of your December stories...Hello December Project Life® Card Collection by Stampin' Up! December is a very busy time of year with lots of events and family traditions. Supplies are limited so order your Hello December Project Life Collection today so you can be ready when December starts to document and preserve those memories for years to come. 

Project Life Hello December 2015 Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up!


Wednesday, October 28, 2015


JOY Christmas Card using SU Wonderous Wreath Stamp Bundle.  This is a 3 step stamp.  I embossed each step, 1st in Gold Embossing Powder, 2nd in Silver Embossing Powder 3rd in Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder.  I cut out the wreath with the coordinating SU Wreath Thinlits Die and popped it up on a a gold glimmer paper matte and a black card base.  The sentiment is also part of this set and is cut out of Gold paper. Final touch a little red bow.


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Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Here are a some Halloween Treat Boxes I made for co-workers using Stampin Ups Gift Box Punch Board and Fry Box Bigz L Die.
Here is a list of Supplies I used for this project:

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 This is a very simple card made using the Festival of Trees stamp set.  I know I have said this before but I really like this stamp.  I like it because you can use it as simply as you want or really fuss with it.   I stamped the trees in Garden Green ink and punched it out using the Tree Punch.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is from the Lots of Joy stamp set. I added a little texture with a snowflake edgelit.

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Monday, October 26, 2015


Every Blessing is the Stampin' Up! stamp set I used to create this card.  Stamped with Versamark and heated after sprinkling with Gold Emboss Powder I then cut out the scene using the Stars Framelits Die and popped it up with some Dimensionals.  The white matte card was textured with the Lucky Stars Embossing Folder and a small piece of Gold Vellum was added using Glue Dots.

Here are the card measurements:
Base: Whisper White 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored at 4 1/4"
Matte: Whisper White: 5 1/4" x 4" (I also added a matte inside-optional)
Vellum: 5 1/4" x 2"
Scrap of Whisper White for Stamping scene  
Sentiment 3" x 1" 

Here are the supplies I used for this project:
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Sunday, October 25, 2015


Autumn Wishes uses the Woodland Embossing Folder along with the Among the Branches stamp set.  (These two can be purchased as a bundle)   I love the colors of the leaves, Perfect Plum, Garden Green and Delightful Dijon and Tangerine Tango.  The branches were sponged with Soft Suede. The sentiment was stamped and punched with the 2" Circle Punch.  A little twine bow and it's done.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015


Merry Everything...such a sweet sentiment from the Jingle All The Way stamp set.
This card was created using the Woodland Embossing Folder on Crumb Cake paper.  Sponging the tree trunks with white craft ink gives it that lightly touched by snow look.  Torn paper pieces at the bottom with some glitter and 3 red birds cut using the Tree Builder Punch.

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Friday, October 23, 2015


Jingle All The Way is one of those stamp sets that gives you the 'ol time Christmas feeling.  It coordinates with the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Die which create a 3 dimensional look and all so easy.
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Thursday, October 22, 2015


See all the confetti pieces inside the ornament, tree and star?   Shaker cards!  This is "To You & Yours Too"....a Stampin' Up! Kit.  It makes 18 Shaker cards.
I have a class to show you how to make these cards (email me or leave a comment)  or you can work on them at home.  You Can Do It!! Everything you need is in the kit. Almost...there is a stamp set that coordinates but there are ways to "make do"(email me or leave me a message)

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015


15% off ALL Stamps.  Good thru October 23, 2015.
Here are just a few of the holiday stamps.  Click on any product to shop online.

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