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    featuredimage Painted Harvest

    Are you loving the new Painted Harvest stamp set and coordinating paper? Here's a card that we made last past weekend at my card class. I used Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie for the colors on the flower. I've seen ...

    featuredimage Dragonfly Dreams

    Dragonfly Dreams Dragonfly Dreams is one of the new stamp sets in the 2017 Occasions Catalog. This stamp set is also available as a bundle with the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies, which I used here to cut out the dragonfly using the ...

    featuredimage Christmas Pines

    The Holiday Catalog is live so it's time to start displaying some ideas for holiday cards! I used the Christmas Pines stamp set for this card along with some of the fabulous Designer Series Paper from Stampin' Up!  Some things I ...

    featuredimage Birthday Banners

     Fun Colors!           We made this birthday card at my class last weekend. It was fun to do in these new In Colors and my class attendees loved it! Have you seen the new In Colors for the 2016-2018 years, ...

    featuredimage Hearth and Home

    Happy Scenes Isn't is great when Stampin' Up coordinates stamp sets with thinlits, and then also creates the stamp set so it can be used for multiple holidays or seasons? That's just what they did with the Happy Scenes stamp set ...

    featuredimage Sheltering Tree

    Fall Thankful For You Another "thankful" card because, well, it's that time of the year isn't it? Although, I like to think that I'm thankful all through the year! The Sheltering Tree stamp set by Stampin' Up! is such a versatile one ...

    featuredimage Snow Way! It’s Christmas Already?

    Snow Place Stamp Set It may not be Christmas yet, but if you look around you, you can see that's it not too far away. Some of the stores are playing the songs of the season and have had decorations for ...

    featuredimage Vintage Leaves

     A Fall Happy Birthday  I love making fall-themed cards, so when my November card class was scheduled, I knew that I wanted it to be a fall-themed class. Since I had used October for my Christmas card class, we hadn't made ...

    featuredimage 2015 Holiday Catalog – Delicate Ornament Thinlits

      The new Stampin' Up! holiday catalog is live and I couldn't be more excited! It's my most favorite time of the year; when products from the Holiday catalog can be ordered and crafting begins for the the holiday season! Halloween, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, ...

    featuredimage Balloon Bash!

     Balloon Bash is one of the new stamp sets in the 2015 Occasions catalog.  I've paired it here with the Birthday Bash Designers Series paper along with the yummy Gold 1/8" ribbon and Bermuda Bay sequin trim to add a ...

    featuredimage Treats For Work

    Happy Halloween!  Treat Bags for Work and Shake Your Booty... I have two treats for you today!  A "Shake Your Booty" for Halloween card PLUS some treat bags I made for my team at work.  I hope you have a wonderful day!  For ...

    featuredimage Happy World Card Making Day!

    Blue Ribbon What are you doing today in the way of creativity?  Be sure to set aside some time for yourself to make a card or note for someone you know to celebrate today. A blue ribbon of a card!  :-D  ...

    featuredimage Perfectly Preserved

    Almost a CASE..... This is another card that we made at my stamp class a couple of weeks ago.  I started out by looking at some past issues of Stampin' Success for inspiration and found a card that I liked in ...

    featuredimage Autumn Accents

    Fall is here! We made this card at my card class a week ago and it gave the class attendees a chance to use several new products.  I love Fall themed cards!  *  The new Autumn Accents Bigz die was used ...

    featuredimage Blooming With Kindness

    What a Beautiful Set! This is one of my favorite sets in the catalog this year.  Not only for the stunning flower, but also for all the beautiful word stamps that come with it.  Love the fonts that were used with ...

    featuredimage More 2012 Stampin’ Up! Convention!

    Catching up on Convention Pics! I loved looking at all of the displays and the a-m-a-z-i-n-g job that the Stampin' Up! staff does with setting all of these up. These next three were at the My Digital Studio (mds2) display.  See what ...

    featuredimage Stampin’ Up! Convention Swap Cards & Gifts

    More Convention.... I'm sharing my swap cards today along with the gifts that I made for my roommate and other friends at the 2012 Stampin' Up! Convention.  This first card was made using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (along with the ...

    featuredimage Stampin’ Up! Convention 2012 Day 1!

    I'm back with a Convention Update! I've just returned from Salt Lake City and the 2012 Stampin' Up! convention.  What a busy but wonderful trip!  This was my second convention to attend, though I've been to several Leadership events since my ...

    featuredimage Dasher

    Simple and Elegant I love the single stamp set called "Dasher", and wanted to use it for some of my personal Christmas cards.  Actually, I think I'm going to use it for my husband's business holiday cards as well - that's ...

    featuredimage Stampin’ Up! Wreath

    My Weekend Away with the Girl Friends.... I had a fun, relaxing weekend away with several girlfriends! We went to a place in Wisconsin called The Scrapbook Manor.  This is (I think) my sixth year to go there (it's less than ...

    featuredimage My Camera broke!

    Leaves of A Tree.... Are you wondering where I've been?  My beloved camera stopped working!  I fussed with it, had the batteries checked, called Cannon and finally decided to break down and get a new one.  Sigh.  We didn't have one ...

    featuredimage Stampin’ Up! Kraft Boxes

    Four New Items! Just a quick post today that features four new items from the 2011 Holiday Mini: *  The Kraft Gift Box (perfect size for that small gift - 3 1/2" X 3 1/2" X 2 1/2") * The lovely Spice Cake ...

    featuredimage Stampin’ Up! Gently Falling

    I Love Autumn! Fall is my favorite time of the year - it's getting cooler outside, the leaves begin to change, there's just a different air around us.  We experienced a bit of that today (Monday - Labor Day) as ...

    featuredimage Berry Blossoms Backpack

    Berry Blossoms DSP I decided to put the pack of Berry Blossom Designer Series Paper that was sitting on my shelf to work for me and made this coordinating backpack and note cards set using Becky Roberts Backpack Tutorial. Her work ...

    featuredimage Need For Speed

    One for the Guys! Here's a card for one of the men in your life (for most ages!).  I've shown two samples because there are actually four different images of types of transportation in this set.  I've shown those images below.  Fun!           ...

    featuredimage Paisley Petals and Four Frames

    You Can Purchase This Now! You can purchase this gorgeous paper now with just a $20 order of Stampin' Up! product.  The Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper AND the Four Frames stamp set (one of the images is shown here - ...

    featuredimage Filled With Love

    StairStep Card  Here's a stairstep card I made using the Filled With Love stamp set out of the Holiday Mini. This set was also featured in a bundle promotion until the middle of January. Stampin' Up! offers such good promotions, don't they?  ...

    featuredimage Leadership 2011 Gifts

    Roommate Gifts I made these cute little pouches with a small notebook and chocolate in them for my two roommates at the 2011 Stampin' Up! Leadership conference.  I love the new Blossom Petals punch and coordinating Build a Blossom stamp set!  The ...

    featuredimage New! Petal Cone Die

    Candy Wrapper Swap I just returned from the 2011 Stampin' Up! Leadership conference and once again, this company never ceases to amaze me.  What a great company to be associated with and I always walk away inspired with new ideas! I'll be ...

    featuredimage Love Letter Purse & Cards

    We had fun making this set of cards and purse to hold them in at my Christmas Giftables class last weekend.  The purse pattern is from Becky Roberts' Purse-onally Perfect Notes tutorial.  Isn't it great?  Thanks, Becky, for sharing your creativity!  ...

    featuredimage Northern Flurries

    The Northern Flurries embossing folder is just gorgeous! I just love my Big Shot for all the different ways it can be used and I love using my embossing folders with it.  Aren't embossed cards just the best?  You may not be able to ...

    featuredimage Extreme Elements

    Taking a break from holiday cards....  Thanks to Wendy Hawkinson for her inspiration through her card HERE, I recreated a similar card for a recent class I held.  My attendees loved it!  Everyone usually needs a card for a preteen or teen boy ...

    featuredimage Jolly Old Saint Nick

    Santa Claus is coming to town! Wow, just a week until it's Thanksgiving here in the U.S.!  Where has the time gone?  The holidays will be come and gone before we know it!  But for now, it's certainly beginning to look a ...

    featuredimage Bright Christmas & Jolly Bingo Bits

    Have a Holly Jolly Christmas! I'm having fun playing with my Jolly Bingo Bits stamp set from the 2010 Holiday Mini along with the Bright Christmas set.  Isn't this a fun card?  Guaranteed to put a smile on someone's face!  I ...

    featuredimage Bells & Boughs

    There are so many things about the new 2010 Holiday Mini that I love and this card features several of them!  *  The Bells & Boughs stamp set - one that will take you back in time to Christmas's past.  ...

    featuredimage Delightful Decorations

    I love stamp sets that have a coordinating punch! And that's true for the Stampin' Up! Delightful Decorations set which works so nicely with the Ornament Punch.  The Jolly Holiday Designer Series paper is a fun backdrop for the ornaments and ...

    featuredimage French Foliage

    Such Delicate Leaves That's what struck me about the French Foliage stamp set.  I love these images that are now available in the Stampin' Up! 2010 Holiday Mini!  Autumn comes to life in this card with the rich colored inks of Cajun Craze, Old Olive and ...

    Petal Passion Memories & More Kit

     PETAL PASSION CARDS I attended a leadership event in Michigan last weekend and it was everything Stampin' Up! One part of the Make & Takes at the event, was to make nine cards using the Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack. Quick and Simple, the cards in the kit can be used to make […]

    World Card Making Day Special (Oct. 1st – 10th)!

      This year the world celebrates World Card Making Day on Saturday, Oct. 7th. It’s a day dedicated to doing what many of us love most—making handmade cards. It celebrates the creativity and personal connection handmade cards create between loved ones and it’s a great time to offer you a chance to make your own […]

    Pick A Pumpkin

    Do you have a favorite stamp set from the Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog yet? I know, there are so many to choose from! Fall is one of my favorite seasons and one of my favorite card classes is one I do each September that has a Fall theme to it. This card uses the Pick […]

    Coffee Cafe’

    I Love this new stamp set from the 2017-2018 annual catalog. "Life Happens, Coffee Helps". What a great card to give someone with a coffee shop gift card. Because, who doesn't like going to your favorite coffee shop, hanging out with a friend and just talking about life?   There are several other images and […]

    Swirly Scribbles

    The Swirly Bird Photopolymer Stamp Set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies are two of the most versatile stamp and die sets to use for projects. For this card, I paired the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper and one of the new 2016-2018 In Colors called Flirty Flamingo.  And, I love the new ruched ribbon that comes […]

    Last Day to Order Thoughtful Branches!

    Today is the last day to purchase the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and thinlits…or the Bundle with both! This exclusive stamp set makes some gorgeous cards. Here's a sample cased from my friend Lisa Lange. Don't delay – order yours today! Stampin' Up! has announced that it will not returning in a future catalog. You […]

    Among the Branches

     FALL BIRTHDAY CARD This is a birthday card that we made at my last card class two weeks ago. Yes, it's very Fall-ish! My class attendees really liked it though and it's perfect for those Fall or masculine birthday cards that you need to send. It uses the Among the Branches stamp set as well […]


     Six Sayings I love the image of "Thankful" in this stamp set. It's so elegant. So, when I was preparing for my stamp class last weekend, I knew that I wanted to make a card using this image. The Six Sayings stamp set has, yes, six different images of sayings for five different holidays. It's a […]

    Winter Wishes on a hot summer day

    Winter Wishes It may be September, but it certainly is still hot in the Midwest! So, I'm bringing you the new Winter Wishes stamp set to help you cool down. 🙂  I know that a lot of people love the hot weather, but I love Autumn and I'm looking forward to cooler temperatures and changing […]

    Sheltering Tree

    Fall Thankful For You Another "thankful" card because, well, it's that time of the year isn't it? Although, I like to think that I'm thankful all through the year! The Sheltering Tree stamp set by Stampin' Up! is such a versatile one that can be used during any season of the year. Even for Valentine's Day! See […]

    Stampin’ Up! Convention Swap Cards & Gifts

    More Convention…. I’m sharing my swap cards today along with the gifts that I made for my roommate and other friends at the 2012 Stampin’ Up! Convention.  This first card was made using the Papillon Potpourri stamp set (along with the new Elegant Butterfly punch) and the new Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper.  Love both […]

    Berry Blossoms Birthday

    Berry Blossoms DSP… I’ve said it before….the Berry Blossoms Designer Series Paper is one of my favorite designer series papers in the catalog this year.  It’s fun, bright and colorful!  Here’s another card I made using this yummy paper.  I never seem to have enough Birthday cards and Thank You cards!         […]

    Note Cards

    I recently made several of these thank you cards for friends that had placed orders through a workshop.  The Stampin’ Up! Note Cards provided the base for them, then I added the embossed piece of Whisper White card stock on the front along with the "Thank You" and the polka dot ribbon.  The chic "Thank […]

    Jack of All Trades

    Almost October… It’s almost October and you know what that means….Halloween will be here before you know it!  The stores have been filled with Halloween candy, costumes and decorations for this fun holiday for some time now.  Isn’t it amazing how much earlier it seems to get every year?  I was drawn to the new […]

    Cheerful Treat Designer Series Paper

    Hostess Rewards…. When you are a hostess for a Stampin’ Up! workshop (and that could mean just placing a qualifying order online as well), you now have the choice of using the hostess rewards you’ve earned to purchase the discounted hostess items listed in the front of the catalog and/or using it for other merchandise […]

    Remember When….

    Do You Remember? I’ll never forget this day 10 years ago.  I was driving to work and heard the news on the radio and immediately called a friend at work to let everyone know what was happening.  I don’t think I will ever forget that day.   One of my very good friends from church (and […]

    Spooky Bingo Bits

    Happy Halloween!  I love the images in the Spooky Bingo Bits stamp set.  You can use them for….yes, Bingo   🙂   ….or you can use one or many for your card or whatever project you have at hand.  They’re great for making toppers on 3D items (think topper on one of the 1 x 8 […]

    Up, Up and Away!

    Hot Air Balloons! I knew as soon as I saw the Up, Up and Away set in the new Idea Book & Catalog that I wanted to get it.  I’d been waiting for Stampin’ Up! to create one and was happy to see it appear!  Hot Air balloons are HOT in the stampin’ world and this makes […]

    The Sounding Joy & New Holiday Mini!

    THE HOLIDAY MINI IS HERE! I love this time of the year, as we approach autumn and when the new Stampin’ Up! Holiday Mini is released!  You are going to LOVE the products in this mini, and I’ll be right here to help you see the beautiful creations that can be made using them. You can click on […]

    Sweets For The Sweet & Last Day of the Summer Mini!

    A Case of a Case! Before I tell you about today’s card, I wanted to let you know that today is the LAST DAY to order from the 2011 Summer Mini.  Don’t miss out on a chance to order some of the fabulous products in this mini!  You can order directly from me online at my […]

    Designer Frames

    New Embossing Folders! Stampin’ Up! rolled out two new embossing folders with the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog, and my post for today is featuring one of them.  They’re called the "Designer Frames" and you get two of them in the package!  I’ve shown an image of them below – aren’t they great?  You can see […]

    Butterfly Prints

    One year later…. We made this card for a class I held one year ago and I’m finally getting around to posting it.  I noticed it was still in draft form so I thought I might as well post it!  Sigh.  Someday, I’ll have all the time in the world to get everything done that […]

    Petal Passion Memories & More Kit

     PETAL PASSION CARDS I attended a leadership event in Michigan last weekend and it was everything Stampin' Up! One part of the Make & Takes at the event, was to make nine cards using the Petal Passion Memories and More Card Pack. Quick and Simple, the cards in the kit can be used to make […]

    Serene Snowflakes Candle

    This candle was another item that the participants of my Giftables class made.  Most of them had never stamped a candle before so this was a fun way for them to learn something new and walk away with a beautiful gift as well!  We used the process of stamping on tissue paper (we used craft […]

    Mini Thank You’s

    Customer Thank You’s I’m so grateful for my customers and try to slip a thank you into their orders or mail them a card to express my thanks for their orders.  Here’s a sample of some 3 X 3 cards I made to add to their orders.  Simple but pretty, I used Cherry Cobbler cardstock […]

    Happy Easter

    Easter Blossoms and Springtime Vintage Happy Easter to you!  Here’s a card that I cased the layout of from Tami White.  I loved what she did with her card – I just changed the paper and the color of ink that I used.  I looked for her post again and couldn’t find it, but I’ve linked […]

    Happy Valentine’s Day and I (Heart) Hearts

    Happy Valentine’s Day! The "I Heart Hearts" set is still one of my favorite sets to use for Valentine’s Day, but also for so many other occasions!  Doesn’t it seem like the hearts are just dancing across this card?  And I love how the red glimmer paper helped to dress it up with the three hearts I […]

    Valentine Defined II

    So many Images! As I said in my last post, there are several images in the Valentine Defined stamp set and because of that, you can design a number of different cards (each with different images) just by purchasing this one set.  Love that about this set!  One of the other new products that I can’t […]

    Valentine Defined III

    Ditto! I know that this is pretty much the same layout as my last post, but I wanted to show you what this card would look like if a different paper pattern was substituted (and an extra heart was added).  This is from the same pack of paper as before (Love Impressions Specialty Designer Paper), […]

    Valentine Defined

    Clean and Simple I decided to go with clean and simple today.  I was drawn to the simplicity of this as I began to design it and it didn’t take too terribly long to make either. This is one of those cards that could be sent to either gender!   Things to know: The Designer Series Paper I used […]

    Leadership 2011 Gifts from Roommates

     The Best Roommates! I had THE best roommates for the 2011 Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference.  Hey, Betsy & Lisa!  (Two of the sweetest people I know).  We had a great time enjoying the conference together.  These were the gifts I received from them – each of them gave me a notepad (love them!) and I received a smaller […]

    Mini Lunch Sacks

    Have A Wicked Halloween!  The mini lunch sacks in the 2010 Holiday Mini are perfect for little treat bags for any occasion and this one is sure to provide someone with a spooky treat! I love the scallop trim on the top of the bag and it coordinates great with the Stampin’ Up! scallop edge border punch.  It […]

    Printed Petals Thinking of You

    I actually mostly cased this card from the Stampin’ Success Stampin’ Up! magazine, and then embellished it a little more.  Stampin’ Success is a magazine that Stampin’ Up! demonstrators receive monthly and it’s chocked full of ideas.  It’s one of the MANY benefits of being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and this month, when you sign up as […]

    Note Pad Holder and Note Cards

    I put my Neutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack to good use this week by creating this Notepad holder and six note cards for a friend/co-worker.  Her last work day was yesterday (at my full-time job) and she is going to concentrate on building up her embroidery/silk screen business.  I decided to create this for […]

    Awash With Flowers

    Paint me a card…. The new Awash with Flowers stamp set that is currently being featured only during April as an "early release" for the 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog  (a July delivery) is SO versatile!  This is your last week to order it!  You can see by the two card samples shown here what you can […]

    Floral Fusion

    I love the papers in the Sweet Pea Designers Series Pack in the Occasions mini.  Do you think it will be in the 2010-2011 Idea Book and Catalog?  I’m guessing not, since we’ve had it for four months in the mini, but the papers in it are fun aren’t they? I combined two of the papers from the […]

    Garden From the Heart

    When I first saw this stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions mini catalog, I knew I just had to have it!  I love gardening.  Plain and simple.  It gives me such peace and joy to just dig in the ground and help nurture whatever is planted there to grow.  I’m so blessed to have […]

    May Day Basket

    Baskets & Blooms Die Have I said lately that I love my Big Shot?  I’ve had so much fun creating things with it lately!!!  Well, May Day is just around the corner and I wanted to try one of these cute little baskets that can be made using the Baskets & Blooms Die from Stampin’ […]