Showing posts from June, 2017
Happy Birthday  To My Daughter Turning 20

Hi Everyone,
It's so hard to believe that my oldest daughter is now 20 years old! She is a few hours away and has finished her bachelor's degree. She did running start, so she got her degree at 19 in Psychology and Sociology. She will be moving back home at the end of July and try to find work a bit in her field to get some experience while she looks for a master's program. 

My daughter is such a great girl. I'm excited to have her come back home. It seems like there are birthdays happening all the time that I need a card for. I try and create birthday cards as much as I can. Whose birthday are you needing to get stamping a card for?

Stampin' Up! has so many wonderful stamp sets for birthdays. I especially like the ones with cupcakes. Yum!

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my June Hostess Code #HK7MNV3K for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do …
Flirty Flowers Stamp of the Month

Hi Everyone,
It's time to begin the Stamp of the Month with Flirty Flowers by Stampin' Up! There will be so much fun creating 3 specialty projects using the Flirty Flowers stamp set. Be sure to get yours reserved by the 5th of July to participate. If local, you will join me on Saturday, July 15th for a closed workshop only for those who have purchased the stamp of the month. If you can't attend, I will have the supplies as well as instructions so you can complete your projects at your convenience. 
For more details on the Stamp of the Month, simply click the link. All the details are posted. I hope you enjoy the projects and want to participate. Remember July 5th is the deadline to reserve.

If you are in need of any products or want to place an order be sure to use my June Hostess Code #HK7MNV3K for your chance to win hostess rewards. A minimum $25.00 qualifies you. Please do not mark "No Contact" when you order. I won't be abl…
Making a Difference With Sharing Sweet Thoughts

Hi Everyone,
I was so happy to see the new Charities stamp set Sharing Sweet Thoughts in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. It's perfect for the current season all through fall. I have found that you can never have too many "thinking of you" stamp sets and sayings. There are so many needs in our world.

Another great thing about this set is that $3.00 of every set sold goes to the Ronald McDonald House Charity. I got to experience the wonderful services that this charity provides. My best friend's daughter went through open heart surgery and her family stayed in the RMHC home. The staff and amenities were wonderful during this stressful time. I'm so glad this is the charity that Stampin' Up! supports. 
You may have noticed that the jar in this set also coordinates with the current Jar of Love stamp set and framelits. This is perfect! You can mix and match and even get more uses from this set. Here are some i…
Friday Design Challenge
Die Brush and Foam Pad Give-Away

Hi Everyone,
It's time to get your creative stampin' on! Here is the new Friday Design challenge. This design really focuses your attention right to that circle. I really can envision some designer paper piecing. or what about embossing folder pieces for that added texture.

Here are the details:
Design your card with the template as your inspiration.Upload your card and either send to me at or send a link where you have your project. Be sure to include your e-mail so if you win, I can connect for your free prize.Submit by June 28th. I will collect samples and post all who have submitted on June 30th. Then a winner will be announced. The winner of this month's design challenge will win the Die Brush and Foam pad that is no longer available for purchasing.

I hope this template inspires you to take on my design challenge. You can create exactly like the template or give it a little tweak. Be sure …
Put a Little Jingle in Your Holiday Bells & Storage for your Thinlits

Hi Everyone,
I know it's a little early to think about Christmas, but soon enough we will run out of time to create our holiday projects. I am participating in a swap and created this projects combining the Eastern Medallion Thinlits and the Seasonal Bellsstamp set.  The coordinating bell punch is a must have when using the Seasonal Bell! I love using blue and silver colors for the holidays. 

If you look closer, you can see how great the little snow flurries are the I stamped on the background. The added ribbon pulls the whole project together. The base of the project is Marina Mist and the grey is Smoky Slate.

Here is another project I created to get a head start on my holiday needs. Christmas Pines is a beautiful set. I really like the pine boughs. For this project, I used Emerald Envy (discontinued) and real red. The copper foil sheets make perfect pine cones. 
Do you struggle with storing your thinlits? I…
Seasonal Layers Yes Please!
Hi Everyone,
If there is one thing I can't live without, it's the Seasonal LayersThinlits that coordinate with the Colorful Seasons Stamp set! This has got to be the best set and bundle in the new annual catalog. The all season stamp set and beautiful images are fantastic! I recently participated in a swap and I wanted to share some of the cards I go back from this stamp set and thinlits. 

These are all wonderful projects other demonstrators made for the swap. Swaps are a great way to get lots of ideas with sets. I plan to post some other swaps featuring particular stamp sets, so come back and see more.

I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today. I love to connect, so share, comment, and subscribe so I can continue to share the love of stamping. I also have some product share specialsand stamp of the month specials as well. 
If you want to order for an of the wonderful new products,  be sure to use my June Hostess Code #HK7MNV3K for your chance to win h…
One Wild Ride a Great Way to Congratulate

Hi Everyone,
Well it's that time of year for graduations, weddings, and retirements. I work for a school district and several teachers are retiring. The One Wild Ridestamp set is perfect for retirements. Whether male or female, this wonderful set created by Dawn Griffith when she reached her $1,000,000 in sales with Stampin' Up! There are 4 teachers that I made this card for. I know they will love it. I used Melon Mambo, Pop of Pink DSP (retired) and the new Pick a Pattern Washi Tape. The Stitched Shapes Framelits really add a lot of dimension too. 

I also have a couple of male teachers I know who are retiring as well. I used Chocolate Chip card stock and inks to create this project to give to them. I just love the motorcycle in this stamp set. It is so detailed. Always Artichoke was used for the "congratulations" stamp as well as the sentiment inside the card. 
Check out this great technique video by Dawn for a terrific "…
For the Love of Stamping

Hi Everyone,
Well the day has finally come. The new 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog is now live! I just placed my order for all the needed papers, stamp sets, and accessories for all the new and wonderful stamping I am motivated to do. There is so much excitement when a new catalog arrives. I join in swaps, host swaps, and get myself way over my head with stamping. Right now, I have so many swaps to make. It gets overwhelming, but I'm addicted, what can I say? 

The first month of this new catalog even got better. Stampin' Up! is having a host special for June. If you host and have a party total of $350.00, you receive $35.00 extra hostess dollars. That will make your hostess benefit with a $350.00 order to $77.00 or more. If you would like to host your own event or have an on-line event, I'm happy to help. 
Fabulous Flamingo is just that!
I was so in love with the new Fabulous Flamingo stamp set in the new catalog. This beautiful 3 step s…