Celebrate the Good Stuff

Hi friends,

Today I'd like to share with you a card I tweaked from  the Occasions Catalog.

I simply LOVE the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper –… this was so easy to make!

The base is Peekaboo Peach , then a layer of Lemon Lime Twist.

The top layer is a piece of the designer paper!

Then I added a strip of tear & tape adhesive and fan folded a piece of Bermuda Bay Mini Chevron ribbon!

How cute is that?

Attached two banners with the greeting, a few sequins and voila!

What do you think?

You can click on any of the products and it will take you to my online store!






Hope you enjoyed this card! I know I had fun making it!

Embossing Paste Class

Hi Friends,

I wanted to invite you to a class I have coming up on Saturday,January 13th at 9AM.

It's based on our new embossing paste which looks so elegant but is SIMPLE to use!

We will be CASEing a card from Dawn Griffith. 

This is just a beautiful card.

I love it and in real life I think YOU will too!

We will be making a total of SIX cards with envelopes-all using the White (which we will color) and the NEW Silver Embossing Pastes!




141979G embossing paste


Here is a video from Stampin' Up! showing this embossing paste in action:



Your class fee of $40 includes:

  1. White Embossing Paste
  2. Palette Knives
  3. Embossing Masks
  4. Six cards with envelopes      

AND we also will be using the STAMPARATUS!!!!!!!!! FUN FUN FUN!!!!!

So come on over on January 13th! It will be a great way to start stamping in 2018!

PLEASE RSVP by January 3!

hugs to all,


Stampin’ Blends Are Available

Hi Friends,

They are here!  The Stampin' Blends are available for purchase!  If you have not tried these yet, you are missing out! 

Here are a few cards that I made with them.  Can you see how beautifully they blend and show shading?


The markers can be purchased as single makers, in two marker sets by color, or as a whole collection.  We currently have 12 of our exclusive Stampin' Up! colors, plus two shades of skin tone and a color lifter for a total of 27 markers.

I have been enjoying these new alcohol markers and I'm sure you will too!

Another tool to add to your inventory of fun options!

So to entice YOU, how about a class?

Sunday, November 26th at 9AM

My home in Franklin

We'll make 4 cards -generic –you can use them for any occasion.

We'll use the Just Add Color Designer Series Specialty Paper.

I have all of the Stampin' Blends which you can use,  but in the class fee, you will get four.

YOU can select which four you like when you register for this class!

Class fee which includes your choice of FOUR Stampin' Blends plus four cards with envelopes is only $30.00

PLEASE rsvp by THIS FRIDAY November 17th! 

PLEASE make sure you tell me which Stampin' Blends YOU want!

Now if you want ALL the Stampin' Blends, my deal is this:

Purchase the entire set and I will give you a package of Whisper White Thick Cardstock (AC p. 194) FREE!!!

This card stock is great to use with these markers!

So if you haven't tried this Thick Card stock yet, this offer might be just for YOU!


hugs to all!


PS –This set would make a GREAT Christmas Gift!! HO HO HO!




Here is a quick video about the basics of using Stampin' Blends.


Improve with Wine

Hi Friends,

 I LOVE this stamp set – Half Full -designed by Stampin' Up! Demonstrator,  Linda Bauwin!

When a Demonstrator surpasses $1,000,000 in sales she/he gets to DESIGN their own set!

How cool is that!!!!!

And I love the cards we just made at my class on Saturday!

For this one, we used a  base of Crumb Cake card stock. Then a layer of Very Vanilla and topped off with another layer of Bundle of Love Specialty Designer Series Paper and THEN a Gold Foil Snowflake with fresh Fig and Gold Metallic Edge ribbons!

A little stamping, cutting  and Wink of Stella and voila!

What do you think?

Of course this was copied/tweaked from a card in Stampin' Up!

Check this one out and then come back this Wednesday to see the second card we made!





Be Merry Kit – Upcoming Class

Hi Friends,

Check out these adorable ornaments made with the Be Merry kit in the Stampin' Up! 2017 Holiday Catalog (pg 32). 

Aren't they beautiful?  And the best part is – the hard part (the rosette) is already done for you!


The kit makes 12 ornaments / gift tags – six of each, two designs. Finished size is approximately 4" in diameter.


And you know ME! I had to add some Wink of Stella just to give it a little more pizzazz!!!

As always, this kit can be purchased from my online store or by contacting me

But, we have an extra fun option for this in that you can join me for class at my home in Franklin on Sunday, October 15th at 9am and we will make them together. 

This will be a fast and fun class! Included in your class fee, you will receive:

1.) Your own Be Merry Kit

2.) 1 Mini Pizza Box all decorated!

Class fee is $25.00 Please RSVP by October 2nd     Email me to reserve your spot!


Here is the promotional video from Stampin' Up! on this kit.



My Star Stampers Annual Celebration

Hi friends,

This was a fantastic weekend!  It was my annual Star Stampers celebration.  Star Stampers are those who have joined the fun of Stampin' Up! with me as either a hobby or a business demonstrator.  We had a blast!


Each person was given a name tag, that they can use later as a Christmas Tree ornament (made using the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and coordinating punch).


I made them each a small gift using the new treat tubes from the new 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog.  They are perfect for holding M&Ms or Skittles.


Acrylic frames from the dollar store make for a great post it note holder when decorated up using Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper and a stamped imaged backed by some burlap ribbon.  These spoke for me as I am thankful for each and every Star Stamper on my team!


Another acrylic frame decorated with Designer Series Paper and some punched daisies from the Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating punch with some adhesive magnet sheets make for a great place to store small framelits we were using to make cards without losing them.


I was also excited to share with them samples of some of the awesome new products coming out in the 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog!

I invite you to ask me about becoming a Star Stamper and joining my amazing team of Hobby and Business Demonstrators as we do what we love and share it with others!  For a small $99 investment you get to chose $125 of Stampin' Up! product with FREE shipping!  You will them enjoy a 20% discount on Stampin' Up! product thru the end of the next full quarter.  I'd love to answer any and all questions you have about taking advantage of a great deal that has no pressure to sell or recruit others (unless you choose to share what you love with others).

We had much more fun as we enjoyed food, fellowship and stamping – and even a dip in the swimming pool!  Be sure to come back and check out the blog to see what fun we had and the awesome cards we made!