Love this Paisleys and Posies card!


Hi stampers!  I finally got a chance to sit down and play with some of the new items from the 2016 Holiday Catalog! I can’t get into Christmas yet, lol, so I created this really elegant fall or Thanksgiving card. What do you think?


I really love the combination of Night of Navy, Very Vanilla and copper…it’s a great combination and sooo elegant! Sorry this picture is so bad…you have to make one yourself so see how pretty it looks with the copper.




I started with an A2 base of very vanilla card-stock. The beautiful piece of Petals and Paisleys DSP (# 142017) is cut at 5 1/2″ by 2 1/8″. I also cut two strips of the copper foil sheet (#142020) at 5 1/2″ by 1/2″ to tuck behind each edge of the DSP. This really brings out the shine! All you will need for the leaves is a fairly small piece of the copper foil sheet





IMAG1152aUsing the fancy leave from the Paisley Framelit dies (# 141849) I ran the copper foil sheet through my Big Shot and cut out 4 of them. The die brush really helps out on this one to get out all the small pieces.




I then assembled the card lining up the leaves on the left hand side of my base card and glued them with Tombow multi purpose glue. You could use the fine tip glue also. I laid the DSP and copper sheet tucked underneath the DSP with adhesive slightly on top of the leaves.

IMAG1153aNext I took the two of the Layering Circle Framelits (#141705)plain circle which measures 2 3/8″ and cut out a pice of very vailla card-stock and used a piece of copper foil sheet to cut out the scallop circle from this set which measures 2 1/2″. Using Versamark ink (#102283) I stamped the sentiment in the middle of the plain circle and heat embossed with the beautiful copper embossing powder. (#414636) I then stamped one of the smaller images on the top and bottom of the sentiment in Night of Navy ink.(#126970)

The I just adhered the very vanilla piece to the copper foil sheet with Stampin Dimensionals (#104430). I also used Dimensionals to adhere to the final card.



I completed the card by stamping the inside with a sentiment from the Paisleys and Poisies set and offset with a paisley image.



This card can be used for a number of occasions I think…use your imagination!!!


I can’t wait to play some more with this gorgeous set! Happy Stamping!!!


The 2016 Holiday Catalog is here!!!

2016 Holiday Catalog

2016 Holiday Catalog

Well Hello everyone! I know that you all have been waiting and waiting for the Stampin Up Holiday catalog to come out…well, your wish has come true!! It’s here!!!!!! And it’s awesome..I love everything..I sooo wish I could buy everything in the catalog but what I do get will be great and I will be sharing all of my projects and cards with you…

Stay tuned for some great fall cards..I purchased the Paisleys and Posies photopolymer stamp set (#142146) and the matching Paisley Framelits set (#141849)and the matching DSP (#142017) which is beautiful and I am itching to get started and make a card. You can save 10% by ordering the bundle (# 143515). I so love this set..perfect for fall or any other time of the year! Can’t wait to start playing!!!



Also, Stampin Up has started a new weekly deal program. You can save up to 25% off of selected items! There will be three weeks of Special offer Sept 1-21,2016 so don’t miss out!!th_specialoffers_shareable_sept2016_eng

Here is this weeks Special Offers:



Stamp It Christmas in July Hop!



Welcome to the Christmas in July Stamp It Group Blog Hop!!

The Stampin Up Holiday catalog doesn’t come out until September but our very creative demonstrators have designed some awesome Christmas cards and projects just to get you in the mood!  Ho Ho Ho!! Here is my card!



I have seen a lot of beautiful cards made with the Swirly Scribble Thinlits (#141477) and the Swirly Bird stamp set (#141749), including cards with wreaths so I though I would try making a Christmas wreath with this bundle.  I started with a base made from Crumb Cake cardstock, 11″ x 4 1/4″ scored at 5 1/2″ and folded.

I inked the raised side of the inside of the Brick Wall embossing folder (#138288)with Sahara Sand ink and a dobber and ran it through the Big Shot. The brick wall look this created is stunning! I  used Very Vanilla cardstock cut at 5 1/2″ by 3 1/4″.

I laid down a piece of washi tape (the washi tape is part of Stampin Up’s Designer Tin of Cards kit) on the left-hand side of the card and trimmed off the edges with paper snips. I cut out all of the pieces I needed from the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits to create the wreath,little swirly balls and the cute little red bird using very vanilla cardstock. The littlest swirly images are heat embossed with gold powder,and the bird is stamped with Real Red ink and fussy cut out. I then stamped the leave image from one of the stamps in the Jar of Love stamp set (#141587) and cut it out with the matching framelit from the Everyday Jars Framelits (#141490).

I added the sentiment down towards the bottom of the card (kind of sideways) in Early Expresso ink using “Merry Christmas” from the Snow Place stamp set (#139738). This cute little set came out last year and carried over to the annual catalog…sooo cute!!!

Check out my YouTube video below and you’ll meet my special guest who helps me create this card!

Be sure to enter our Blog Hop contest by leaving a comment on this blog and every blog in this hop! Don’t forget to mention #stampitcontest in your comment and leave your email so we can get in touch with you…good luck!



Here is the list of hoppers on this Christmas in July Stamp It Blog Hop…enjoy!!!


1. Tami White
2. Linda Cullen
3. Pam Nichols
4. Rachael Rife
5. Liz Miller
6. Oksana Semenska
7. Lori Mueller
8. Charlene Luks  you are here…
9. Bobbie Crouch  

To place your order for any of these products, click on “Shop Now” above to access my online 24 hour store.

Here are the July 2016 specials—

Bonus Days: For every $50 you spend you will receive an email with a $5 coupon to spend in the month of August!


Free tutorial with a $50 purchase: Place a $50 order with me or on my online store and you will receive this awesome Team Stamp It exclusive tutorial!


Happy Hopping!!!



July 2016 Tin of Cards Stamp Class fun!


I would like to thank all my ladies who attended my July Tin of Cards stamp class !! We had a ton of fun!

We created all of the cards included in the kit and 4 bonus cards!!! 20 Cards done in just a few hours!!

I am just a little bummin’ though because I forgot to take some pictures of my ladies hard at work making their cards, but I did manage to grab some picks of the cards themselves. Here they are!

Tin of Cards Class

Tin of Cards Class






Bonus Days Promotion!!!




Hi Stampers!

Stampin Up is offering their first ever Bonus Days Promotion and you are going to love it!!!

For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend* between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you and your customers to get items from your wish list, whether you buy them now or with your coupons in August, so spread the word. This is the first time Stampin Up has offered this type of promotion, and it’s a deal everyone will want in on!

Your special bonus code will be delivered via email so be sure to includeyour email address when placing your online order. A special code will be emailed to you to use in August. Be sure to write your code down in a safe place in case you “accidentally” lose your email…(lol..I’ve done it!)

To place your order today, click on “Shop Now” above and you will be directed to my online store. Happy Shopping and enjoy your bonus!!!




New Catalog Hop June 2016!



Hi Stampers!!! Welcome to the June 2016 Stamp It Group Blog Hop!!

This month’s theme is new catalog stamp sets and I picked one of my favorites, Jar of Love. I also used the versatile set Better Together. Keep reading to the end and don’t forget to leave your #stampitcontest comment on this blog and all the blogs to win the fabulous prize!

You have probably just come from Siara’s blog, isn’t her project the best? We have some very talented stampers in this group and I am so proud to be one of them!

I created this very easy to make card by starting with a Sweet Sugarplum cardstock A2 size base, 4 1/4″ by 11″ ,scored at 5 1/2″.

I cut two pieces of whispher white thick cardstock (you can use the regular weight also) at 4″ by 5 1/4″.

I used the Project Life corner rounder and corner rounded the bottom edges of all three pieces. I then stamped the largest jar image from the Jar of Love stamp set (#141587) with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on the bottom right corner of the whispher white piece and also stamped the bow image on the rim of the mason jar. I then used the dot image from the set and randomly stamped with all of the 2016-2018 in-colors to create the confetti look. Kinda cool! I also added in a few stamps of the heart image with sweet sugarplum ink. I added the “Happy Birthday” from Better Together, another great new set that’s so versatile! (#141733/141736)

Jar of Love Stamp Set

Jar of Love Stamp Set

 I adhered the whispher white piece with Stampin Dimensionals to the front of the card base and added the 2016-2018 in color Enamel Shapes for added dimension. I then stamped the matching sentiment on the inside of the card and added some more confetti dots. I adhered to the inside with snail adhesive.


Isn’t this card cool? I love it and I hope you will give it a try. This card could be stepped up with some sequins or Wink of Stella also…

Here is my YouTube video showing you how to make this card in detail!

So please leave your comments on this blog and all the blogs in this hop to win this fabulous prize below. Be sure to include your email address and #stampitcontest so we can get in touch with you when you win! This kit is awesome!



Here is the list of all the hopper’s today! Enjoy them all, they are awesome!!!!!

Baby Bear Stamp Set!!


Hello Stampers!

Today I am sharing an awesome card I made using the new stamp set Baby Bear (#141859). It is so adorable!!!  I had so much fun playing with the 3 step bear image and it was pretty easy to stamp. I will definitely be trying it out with all sorts of color combinations. I also videoed a you tube video for detailed directions. Enjoy!!!

Baby Bear Stamp Set

Baby Bear Stamp Set



Here’s the video!!!

Wicked Awesome Paper Pumpkin deal!! One Day Only!!!


Check out his wicked awesome deal!!! For one day only, from Thursday June 9th at 2pm EST to Friday June 10th at 7:50 pm all first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers pay only $5 for your first monthly kit!!! Click on the Paper Pumpkin tab  above and order your subscription now! Regular price is $20 per month including shipping charges. Don’t forget to list me as your demonstrator…!!!  Happy Stamping!!!


One day Deal!!!

One day Deal!!!

Book your Stampin Up Workshop today!!


Hi Stampers!!!

Stampin Up has announced that for the month of June 2016 every workshop hostess will receive an extra $35 in hostess benefits with a $350 order…this is an awesome deal!! With this benefit at the very least you will receive $77 in free product!!!! WOW!!!


Book your workshop now to get in on this sweet deal!!! Email me at!!

June 2016 Extra Hostess Benefits


Stamp It Group May Blog Hop!



Welcome to the Stamp It Group May 2016 Blog Hop!

You are going to love these great Father’s Day themed projects!

To sweeten the deal, you can enter our contest and win a fabulous Stampin Up kit…keep reading and you can enter below!


Going Global

Going Global

Today I created this easel card using the 2016 Occasion catalog stamp set called Going Global (140745/140748). I started with a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock cut at 5 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/4″. I then scored one side at 2 1/8″ to create the easel.
I cut a piece of the awesome Going Places DSP stack (140581) at 4″ by 5 1/4″and scored it at 2″ on the long edge. It then adhered it to the front o the Mossy Meadow base. I used the sixth from the middle framelits from the Circles collections framelits (130911) and centered on the 2″ score line before cutting with the Big Shot. (113439) Then I folded on the score line to create the easel. Piece of cake!




For the inside of the card, I cut a piece of Mossy Meadow cardstock at 4″ by 5 1/4″. I directly inked the inside of the World Traveler Textured Impressions embossing folder with the Mossy Meadow ink pad and ran it through the Big Shot. The effect came out exactly as I had hoped. I think it looks pretty cool, don’t you?




I adhered the embossed piece to the inside of the card. I stamped two globe images on Very Vanilla cardstock. I first inked the stamp with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and took a baby wipe to clear off some of the ink from the “land” sections on the image. Then I took the Mossy Meadow ink and dabbed it on the “land” sections on the image. That came out pretty cool too. I took a piece of Linen Thread and adhered the “globe” image on both sides with Tombow multi-purpose glue. I used mini glue dots and adhered each end of the linen thread on the score line on the inside cover. I then stamped the “worlds best Dad” sentiment with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and just hand trimmed into a rectangle. The “you mean the world to me sentiment” was popped up with Stampin Dimentionals so the folded top of the card can rest on it. I stamped in Memento ink and punched out using the short end of the Decorative Label punch (# 120907). I turned the piece around and punched the other edge close to the sentiment.

And voila! It’s almost done. You can’t see it in the pictures here, but I adhered a piece of very vanilla cardstock cut at 4′ by 5 1/4″ to the back of this  card. This will allow me to sign my name on the card and put a little message to my Dad…he will totally love this card!


Going Global

Going Global


Don’t forget to leave your comment on my blog and all the blogs in this hop to be entered to win this fabulous prize. Be sure to mention #stampitcontest!!! In order to be eligible to win, please be sure to include your full name and email so we can contact you.


I hope you love this card as much as I do. To see more awesome projects, click on the names below! Our Stamp It Group demonstrators are some of the most talented people I know.

Happy Hopping!!