You’re the Best

Hi!  How are you today?  I’ll be busy selling Girl Scout Cookies with my daughter this morning and then at dress rehearsal for their competition dance team this afternoon.  I thought today I’d share with you the project attendees made at my Stampaversary party last Saturday.

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This idea came from fellow demonstrator, Mary Bush.  The box is made using the Lots to Love Box Framelits and holds 4 of the new Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper pack.  The colors are Basic Gray and White.  The sentiment is from Label Me Pretty and the coordinating punch found in the Annual Catalog.  I added Rhinestones to the sides of the labels for a little bling.  These are quick and easy to make if you are looking for a little gift for someone special.

Today is the last day to earn your FREE Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes with a $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax).  This offer is good only through Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Teresa Howe.  Just place an order in my on-lines store using Hostess Code:    AWRFCDQY

You will also receive this FREE Tutorial with your $50 order.


We are still Sale-A-Brating with Stampin’ Up! and there are three ways to play along:

  1. Shop: For every $50 USA (prior to S/H and tax) you can choose a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure for FREE!  There are two Level 2 items which are available with a $100 USA (prior to S/H and tax) purchase.
  2. Host:  Host an Online, Facebook, Catalog, In-home Party or place a single $250 order and you will earn an additional $25 FREE in product of your choosing!  Contact me soon to set your date!
  3. Join:  Join my Stampin’ Up! Team and choose an additional 2 Stamp Sets in your Starter Kit FREE!!  The kit is already a great value at just $99 (plus tax) – where you choose $125 in merchandise plus get business supplies to get you going.  Now you can add any 2 stamp sets of your choosing (excluding Sale-A-Bration products) FREE!   Ready to sign up?  Click here to join!

Whatever plans you have today, I hope you enjoy it!

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Mini Ghiradelli Treat Holder

Hi!  Welcome back to the last day of Valentine Treat Holders!  I hope you have enjoyed this mini-series and are able to find a pattern for your Valentine Treats!



Ok, on to today’s project:

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This cute little box can hold 3 Mini-Ghiradelli squares or 4 Hershey Kisses or 2 Dove Hearts!   For this holder, I used the Melon Mambo Card Stock for my box and decorated with the Painted With Love Specialty Designer Paper.  The hearts and sentiment are from the Tabs for Everything Stamp set.

Here is how the box is made:

  1. Score an 8 1/2″ x 5″ piece of cardstock at 2″ and 3″ on the 5″ side.
  2. Score at 2 “, 4″, 6″  and 8″ on the 8 1/2” side.
  3. Scallop punch the panels between the 2″ and 4″ score lines and the 6″ and 8″ score lines.
  4. Cut off the 2 corners on the 1/2″ end.
  5. Cut up on the score lines on the top and bottom.
  6. Score the 2 scallop panels at 1″ from the top of the scallop.
  7. Fold on all score lines.
  8. Use Fast Fuse Adhesive to adhere the tab to form the box shape as well as on the bottom flap to seal the bottom.
  9. Use ribbon to hold the 2 scallop tops together.
  10. Decorate the sides with 3/4″ x 1 3/4″ mats.
  11. Add sentiment and fill box with goodies.

Here is a picture of the template:

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Just an FYI, yesterday’s box and today’s box can be made from 1 sheet of 8 1/2″ x 11″ card stock.  This pattern requires 8 1/2″ x 5 and yesterday’s requires 8 1/2″ x 6.  So you can get 2 from 1 sheet!  Pretty cool!

You can shop in my on-line store!   Use Hostess Code: AWRFCDQY to qualify for FREE goodies!  All $50 orders (US, prior to S/H and tax)  qualify for

  • FREE Glitter and Clear Enamel Shapes ($7 value) – (good through Feb 10)
  • FREE Love You Still Tutorial (good through Feb 14)
  • FREE Level 1 Sale-A-Bration Set

That’s quite a bit for FREE with just $50 order!

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Valentine Treats – Day 2

Hi!  Did you try yesterday’s Treat Holder?  What did you think?

Back again today with another Valentine Treat holder for you!

Valentines, Chocolates, Painted Love, Scallop Topper, Stampin' Up!, SU!This treat holder is perfect for holding a single Lindt Chocolate or a few Hershey Kisses.  Just the perfect little treat for someone sweet!

Here are the directions to make this:

  1. Score an 8 1/2″ x 6″ piece of card stock at 2″ and 4″ on the 6″ side
  2. Score at 3″ and 5 1/2″ on the 8 1/2″ side.
  3. Cut off all 4 corners
  4. Using the Scallop Tag Topper punch, punch the two long ends.
  5. Make a small mark on the 2 short ends at 1 1/4″
  6. Score from this mark to the corners on both small sides like this:Your card stock should now look like this:Scallop Topped Treat Box, Stampin' Up!, Treat Holder, Valentines, Pattern, Template
  7. Fold on all Score lines.  Apply Tear & Tape to one triangular flap on the short side to adhere the back scallop flap.
  8. Use ribbon to tie the front scallop flap and close the box.
  9. Decorate as desired.

For my box, I used Melon Mambo for the base and decorated with Designer Series Paper from the Painted With Love Specialty pack.  These pieces measure 1 3/4″ x 2 1/4″.

I then used the small scallop circle punch from the Occasions Catalog and adhered with dimensionals a Gold Foil heart created with the Lots to Love framelits.   You could add a sentiment to go over the heart or above or below if you’d like.   The Ribbon is the Blushing Bride double stitched ribbon.

Pretty quick to put together if you are looking to mass produce a treat.  If you need treats that are not food, try small erasers or stickers for children or a piece of jewelry for someone special.   Little notes telling the recipient what you love about them would also be sweet to tuck inside.

You’ll find all supplies to make this box in my on-line store!  Use Hostess Code: AWRFCDQY when placing your order to receive FREE Glitter & Enamel Epoxy Shapes ($50 order prior to S/H and tax placed by Feb 10) and this tutorial:

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Time for Valentines

Hi!  Today I am kicking off 3 Days of Valentine Treat Holders!

First up, this easy-peasy Ribbon Pull-Up treat holder!

Valentines, Love, Treat Holder, Lots to Love, Painted Love, Stampin' Up!, SU!It is amazing how quick and easy this little treat holder is to make.  All you need is a 4×6 piece of Designer Series paper, a hole punch and ribbon!  If you have a definitive pattern to your paper, you want the length to be 6″ and the height 4″.  For my holder, I used the Painted Love Specialty Designer Series Paper found in the Occasions Catalog.

Score your 4×6″ piece of paper at 1/2″ along the 6″ side.

Fold and add Tear & Tape along the 1/2″ strip and along the bottom.

Adhere the side tab and then starting at the tab end, adhere the bottom.


Use a bone folder to flatten the pouch.

Punch a hole (I used a 1/4″ retired Stampin’ Up! punch) in the center of the top and run a 14″ piece of ribbon through the holes.



Place treats in pouch – using the treats to push the ribbon down into the pouch.

Tie ribbon or use a piece of Baker’s Twine to tie the ribbon together and decorate the front as desired.

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The recipient just needs to pull up on the ribbon to pull the treats out of the pouch!

I am still celebrating my 13 years as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator with 13 days of Giveaways on my Facebook page here.

I am also offering FREE Glitter and Clear Enamel shapes with all $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) orders placed in my on-line store using Hostess Code: AWRFCDQY through February 10th.

Lastly, all orders of $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) also qualify for this FREE Tutorial featuring the Love You Still Stamp set through February 14th.


Big news!!  The Fast Fuse promotion is coming back on Feb 8!!  Order 1 Fast Fuse adhesive and get 2 Refills FREE!!  Offer runs Feb 8-12 or WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!  So shop early on February 8 to get in on this great deal!

Don’t forget we are still Sale-A-Brating and every $50 purchase earns you a FREE product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!!

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Celebrate You

Hi!  Happy Saturday and Happy Stampaversary to me!!  Today marks my 13th anniversary as a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!!   I want to share this with YOU because without you, I wouldn’t still be doing this!

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Thank you so much for letting me share my love of paper crafting and Stampin’ Up! products with YOU!  To Celebrate, I am offering a FREE pack of the new Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes for all orders of $50 (prior to S/H and tax) placed in my on-line store using Hostess Code: AWRFCDQY   by Feb 10th.

For this card, I used the Amazing You Sale-A-Bration stamp set and Celebrate You Sale-A-Bration thinlets.   You can earn both of these items FREE with a $150 order!    The flowers were colored with Pacific Point, Old Olive and Pool Party markers and then stamped on a piece of Whisper White card stock.   Celebrate You were die cut with the Celebrate You thinlets from Pool Party and Basic Black card stock.  I love how it looks!

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The center of the flowers were sparkled with Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen.  A few Tutti-Fruitti self-adhesive sequins were added as the final touch.  The Whisper White panel is mounted on a Basic Black panel and this is layered on a Thick Whisper White base.  The dimensions are as follows:

  •   Base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2 – score at 4 1/4″ on the 8 1/2″ side and fold in half
  •   Black:  3 5/8″ x 4 3/8″
  •   White: 3 1/2″ x 4 1/4″

Don’t forget, all orders over $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) also qualify for a FREE tutorial:

And lastly, since it is still Sale-A-Bration, you also earn FREE items from the Sale-A-Bration brochure!  So, a $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) will get you:

  • Tutorial featuring the Love You Still stamp set (offer valid through Feb 14)*
  • FREE Pack of Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes (offer valid through Feb 10)*
  • FREE Level 1 item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure – like the Amazing You stamp set used in today’s card!  (offer valid through March 31st)

*Offers valid with Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator Teresa Howe only.

Thank you so much for Celebrating with me today!!

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More Fun with Brushos

Hi!  I am back today with another card made using the Brushos!

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I actually demonstrated how to do this background on my Facebook page Tuesday night, Jan 30th.  You’ll find it on this page.  The Brushos are quite fun to play with – there are so many different techniques and so many colors you can make from the 5 colors that come in the set.

For this particular background panel, I sprinkled the Yellow and Brilliant Blue Brushos on Whisper White cardstock then spritzed with water.  If you spritz at an angle, the colors will spray and spread more than if you spritz straight down.  Once dry, it was layered on a piece of Basic Black card stock.  My base is the Thick Whisper White.

For the dragonflies, die cut from a scrap of Basic Black cardstock.  Embellish with Wink of Stella Clear.  They’ll become sparkly:

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The fun with Brushos – even when using the same two colors – you can get a different look!   I hope you’ll give them a try!

All supplies used in the making of this card can be found in my on-line store.  Use hostess code: AWRFCDQY

And don’t forget, we are still Sale-A-Brating and you earn FREE products on qualifying orders!

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A Little Toucan…

Of Appreciation!   Do you like play on words?  I do!  So this set is right up my alley!

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I miss the “For the Birds” set so was very excited when I saw Bird Banter in the Occasions catalog.  I finally  had a chance to play with it and came up with this card to thank those who place orders with me this month.   For this card, I used the toucan image and colored him with the Stampin’ Blends.  I love these markers and feel they are well worth the investment.   The patterned paper is from the Picture Perfect Party DSP stack and is mounted on a Lemon Lime Twist mat.  The base is Bermuda Bay.  I added a strip of Basic Black cardstock layered with the Calypso Coral Ombre ribbon behind my image.  The image is die cut with the Layering Circles framelits.  This is layered on a Bermude Bay stitched circle.   The sentimenet is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink in the lower right corner.  I hope my customers enjoy this one!

It’s not too late for you to receive one of these cards!  Simply place an order through my on-line store by January 31st and you’ll receive one as well!  Sale-A-Bration is in full swing now and every $50 purchase (US, prior to S/H and tax) earns you a FREE Sale-A-Bration product from the brochure.

Want to earn a FREE Tutorial as well?  Simply shop my store here using Hostess Code 7HSFZ3GP  and you will receive this tutorial:

February is my 13th year as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!  I am looking forward to celebrating with you!!

Thanks for stopping by!

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A Little Beach Time

Hi!  Did you have fun checking out all the great projects in Saturday’s Valentine hop?  I hope so!  But if you missed it, here’s my project.

Today, I have a beach scene I did at a workshop over the weekend using the Waterfront stamp set.  They loved it! (And so did I!)

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I do find I get a better look if I stamp one color, watercolor with the Aqua Painter before moving on to the next.  For this card, we started with the mountains – stamped off once in Chocolate Chip, watercolor, then stamp the smaller mountain in Cajun Craze and watercolor.  The sand is Sahara Sand (used the big mountain upside down) and just moved it over as I went down the side of my card.  The water uses the same stamp as the sand, just reversed and stamped in Marina Mist ink.  The mountain, sand and water were all watercolored.  The trees, sun and birds were not.  The sun is stamped in Crushed Curry.  The trees in Chocolate Chip and Garden Green.  The birds are from the High Tide stamp set and stamped in Chocolate Chip as well.

This truly is a fun set to play with.  I created a Mountain and Lake scene and showed how to do the watercoloring on my Tuesday’s with Teresa Facebook Live video January 16th.  You will find it on this page.

If you love painting – but don’t always have time to do it – this is a great alternative and an awesome set to use for it!   You’ll find it in my on-line store here.

Don’t forget, we are still celebrating Stampin’ Up!’s favorite time of the year with Sale-A-Bration!  I’ve already had one hostess take advantage of getting the starter kit for very little money by applying her hostess benefits toward the cost of the kit.  I believe she paid around $30 for almost $200 worth of Stampin’ Up! goodness!!  Guess what!  YOU can do the same!! Contact me for the details!

Or – you can shop my on-line store and for every $50 (US, prior to S/H and tax) pick out a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog!  All orders over $50 also get this tutorial when you use this hostess code  7HSFZ3GP :

Thanks  so much for spending a part of your day with me!  I so appreciate YOU!

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Lots of Love – Stamp It Blog Hop

Hi!  Welcome to the Team Stamp It Valentine’s Day Blog Hop!  Today is all about the love!  My project features the Painted with Love Suite.

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I am so happy with how my box and card turned out!  The box uses the Lots to Love Box Framelits!  So cool to get multiple projects from one die set!  The Designer paper for both projects is from the Painted with Love Specialty Paper – I love the gold foil touch to this paper!   My colors for both projects are Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and Gold Foil.

For the card, I added a Basic Black mat behind the Designer Paper- I felt it helped make the card pop.  I used both the Layering Squares and Stitched Shapes Framelits to create the frame behind the heart.  While it is a little hard to see, there is gold thread behind the frame.  I wound the thread loosely around my spread fingers a few times then twisted it to make an 8 and taped it to the center of the card.  The frame is popped up with mini dimensionals.  I embossed the heart with one of the Petal Pair TIEFs.  The sentiment for the card is stamped in Melon Mambo ink.  I added two metallic enamel hearts to match the box.

Now, for the box!  The box itself is made using the Lots to Love Box Framelits.

Die cut 4 of the sides, remove the side tabs from 2 of them and then score 2″ from the bottom (the flat end) for each piece.

Next, remove the two little top tabs and the bottom tabs below your 2″ scoreline on the two pieces that still have tabs.

Place Tear & Tape on the back side of the remaining tabs:

Adhere tabs to side pieces and attach together:

Fold in the middle to attach the last tab to form the box.  Use Tear & Tape seal the bottom flaps.

For the sides, use Designer Series Paper mats that are 2 3/4 x 2 3/4″ square.


For the top, I used the 3rd largest Oval Framelit from the Layering Ovals bundle and cut in half to cover two of the top flaps.  You will also need a 2 3/4 x 1/2″ strip to cover the space between the flap score lines.

Fold in the top flaps like this:

Decorate as desired!

You will find all products used in my on-line store here!  Shop with Hostess Code:  7HSFZ3GP  All orders over $50 will receive a FREE tutorial from me!

Time for a Give Away!!  Leave a comment with #stampitcontest and you’ll be entered to win this set!

Congratulations to last month’s winner!

Make sure to check out all the other great projects!

Don’t forget Sale-A-Bration is here!  Three great ways to take advantage!

  1. Shop: For every $50 USA (prior to S/H and tax) you can choose a Level 1 Sale-A-Bration item from the brochure for FREE!  There are two Level 2 items which are available with a $100 USA (prior to S/H and tax) purchase.
  2. Host:  Host an Online, Facebook, Catalog, In-home Party or place a single $250 order and you will earn an additional $25 FREE in product of your choosing!  Contact me soon to set your date!
  3. Join:  Join my Stampin’ Up! Team and choose an additional 2 Stamp Sets in your Starter Kit FREE!!  The kit is already a great value at just $99 (plus tax) – where you choose $125 in merchandise plus get business supplies to get you going.  Now you can add any 2 stamp sets of your choosing (excluding Sale-A-Bration products) FREE!   Ready to sign up?  Click here to join!


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Hedgie Hugs

Hi!  How are you today?  In need of a hug?  Well, I have just the card for you!

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Aren’t these little guys adorable?  This is the new stamp set Hedgehugs in the Occasions Catalog.  How cute would this be for a Valentine’s card or to wish someone a Happy Birthday?

The base of my card is Crumb Cake and the little flowers were stamped with Crumb Cake ink.  The Hedgehogs were stamped in Soft Suede on Whisper White card stock.  I used the Early Espresso watercolor pencil to add some shading on his body and then blended it with a Blender Pen.  The little flower he’s holding was colored with a Real Red Marker.  The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede as well.  The flower is colored with Real Red and Old Olive markers and stamped next to the sentiment.  It was punched out with the 1 1/2″ Circle Punch and layered on a 1 3/4″ Soft Suede Circle.  I added a thin strip of Burlap Ribbon to finish him off.

What do you think?  Could you use a hug?  If so, email me your address at: and I’ll send you a hedgie hug!

Don’t forget – we are still Sale-A-Brating with Stampin’ Up! which means FREE goodies for you!  Shop my on-line store and earn a FREE item with every $50 purchase (US – prior to S/H and tax).

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