Life’s Short

Hi! Playing with new product today!  It’s the Lemon Zest Bundle!  I am also playing along with Global Design Projects – CASE the designer – #GDP092

Stampin' Up! SU! Lemon Zest, Eclectic Layers

This is such a refreshing bundle to play with – and perfect for summer!  The lemons are stamped in Daffodil Delight and punched out with the coordinating punch.  The leaves are stamped in Old Olive.  The layer behind the lemons is die-cut using the Eclectic Layers framelits and from the new Lemon-Lime Twist card stock.  My sentiment is colored with a Basic Black marker (the actual stamp has the words on two separate lines – but I wanted it to read across to match the layout for the challenge).  The Designer Series Paper behind the Lemon panel is from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper stack.  This is then layered on Old Olive.  I used the Thick Whisper White for my base.

I didn’t take a picture of the inside (I need to remember to do that) but I did stamp the sentiment Squeeze it for all it’s worth in Basic Black.

You will find all the products used for this card in my on-line store!

There you have it – hope you enjoy the fresh look of today’s card!  If you decide to play along with this week’s GDP challenge – please let me know!

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Vibrant Butterfly

Hi! Today I have a card featuring our new Glossy Paper!  Love how vibrant this looks.

SU! Stampin' Up! Rose Wonder, Glossy Paper, Butterflies

I am so excited that we are now  carrying Glossy Card Stock again!  This is a fun, but messy, technique that I will be showing at this month’s Fun with Glossy Card stock class on June 23rd.  If you live near Northboro, MA, USA, consider joining me!

It’s a little hard to see in this picture, but I did apply Clear Wink of Stella to the butterfly to make it glitter.  Here’s a little better view:

Do you have a favorite technique you like to use on Glossy Paper?  Let me know!

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The Must Have Bundle

Hi! Today is the day!!  The new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog has arrived!!  New colors, new products, new stamps, new bundles!  If you haven’t seen the catalog yet, you can check it out On-Line by clicking on the Catalog Icon on the right.

Today I am sharing my favorite bundle from the entire catalog!  The Colorful Seasons bundle.  If you get nothing else from the catalog – you NEED this set.  It will cover occasions all year long!

Stampin' Up! SU! Colorful Seasons

I love this bundle so much, I am making it this month’s Stamp Set of the Month!  Order this bundle through my on-line store using this hostess code TXEZYDZS and you will receive a color photo tutorial for at least 4 cards.  I have lots of ideas, so it is a good chance the tutorial will contain a few more than that!

Above is my summer setting.  Below is my winter setting:

Stampin' Up! SU! Colorful Seasons

I love the snow on the chair!

To participate in this month’s Stamp Set of the Month – simply place an order here for the recommended purchase – or a minimum order of $54.00 by June 10, 2017 using this hostess code:  TXEZYDZS

Recommended  Purchase:

145348 – Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Bundle $54.00  – contains stamp set and coordinating framelits.

The tutorial will be emailed out on June 15th.  You must use the hostess code when ordering so I know you are participating in the Stamp Set of the Month!  Also, when you participate in 5 Stamp Set of the Months, you will earn $25 in FREE merchandise!

With the new catalog, I am also offering a few product shares!  The first product share is for the new Designer Series Paper!

You will receive 129 6×6 sheets!!  This is a great way to try all the papers for a great deal!  Cost is $35!!

I am also offering 2 ribbon shares:

Core Colors:  75 yards of ribbon (30 select ribbons cut at 2.5 yds each!) $55

Includes 1/2″ Gingham (Night of Navy, Smoky Slate), 1/4″ Double-Stitched (Blushing Bride, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight), 1/4″ Ombre (Calypso Coral, Island Indigo), 3/8″ Classic Weave (Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White), 3/8″ Stitched Satin (Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Garden Green), 1/4″ Stitched-Edge (Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Rich Razzleberry), 3/8″ Shimmer (Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party), 1/8″ Sheer (Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Whisper White), 3/8″ Mini Chevron (Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Old Olive), 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding (Night of Navy), 3/8″ Metallic-Edge (Gold, Silver)

In Colors: 40 yards of ribbon (16 select ribbons cut at 2.5 yards each)  $30

Includes 1/2″ Finely Woven (Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide), 1/4″ Ombre (Lemon Lime Twist), 3/8″ Shimmer (Powder Pink), 1/8″ Sheer (Fresh Fig), 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding (Berry Burst), 3/8″ Striped Grosgrain (Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach, Sweet Sugarplum), 5/8″ Crinkled Seam Binding (Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach)

Reserve your spot in the Paper and/or Ribbon Shares by emailing me at by June 10th! Shipping is $5 per share.   US Customers only!

What do you think of the new catalog?  What is your MUST have??  Leave a comment below and be entered into a drawing for a pack of the Wood Textures Designer Series  Paper Stack!  Comment must be posted by June 10th – name will be drawn on June 11th!

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Flying Butterflies

Hi! I’d like to start by congratulating Sandra Schroeder for winning the blog candy offered on the Amazing Mother post!  Please email your address to and I will get your prize out to you!

Today I have a card I demonstrated at a workshop over the weekend.  Thanks so much to Lyssa at Song of My Heart for the great directions  and inspiration!

Stampin' Up! SU! Watercolor Wings

The front of the card features the butterfly from Watercolor Wings. The color combination is Lemon-Lime Twist (one of the new 2017-18 In Colors and available in the Eastern Palace bundle during May), Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral.

When you open the card, the recipient gets a pretty surprise:

SU! Stampin' Up! Watercolor Wings, Bold ButterfliesThe butterflies pop-up!  The color combination for each butterfly is the same as on the front.  Just die cut them with the coordinating Bold Butterfly Thinlets.  I strongly recommend stamping the body of the butterfly AFTER you die cut them – so the heads aren’t cut off as they are in mine.

The butterflies are attached together with a glue dot place at the very tip of the top wings.  They will fold down together stacked on top of each other so the card can be mailed!  This was a big hit!  If you don’t already own the Watercolor Wings stamp set and the coordinating Bold Butterfly Thinlets, I highly recommend adding them to your collection!

I’d love to know what you think!

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Simple Elegance

Hi! Today I have another card featuring the new Eastern Palace Suite!

Stampin' Up! SU! Eastern Palace

This card features the new Fresh Fig In Color.  The flower is created by aligning the two dies together and running through the Big Shot just once.  Very easy and such a pretty look.  I added pearls to the flower for a bit of bling.  The sentiment is also stamped in Fresh Fig.  The strip of Designer Paper is from the coordinating Eastern Palace Designer Series Specialty pack.  The ribbon is from the Sale-A-Bration ribbon duo pack – which is no longer available.  If you are look for a quick card but still with some pizzazz – try this one!  The base is the new Very Vanilla thick card stock which you can earn for FREE with the purchase of the Premier Bundle!

Shop my on-line store to order your bundle today!   I’ll send you a tutorial to make the 3 cards in the picture above (cards utilize the products in the Premier Bundle).  Hostess code: SBGF3JV2

I am only 1 follower away from 100!!!  Should I do a give away when I hit 100??

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I Scream, You Scream

We all scream for Ice Cream!!  Where did that come from?  It was popped into my head  when I started this post for today.  My Waterfall Ice Cream card!

SU! Stampin' Up! Sprinkles of Life, Waterfall Card

On Saturday, I am hosting a class featuring Waterfall Cards – and this is one of the cards we will be doing.  I love how it turned out and hope the attendees do as well.

When you pull on the string at the bottom, the scoops of ice cream flip up:

And again:

This also reveals the rest of the sentiment!

I used the directions found here with one slight adjustment – my colored squares are only 1 3/4 x 2″ as I wanted the scoops closer together and 2″ in height left too much blank space for me.


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My Top 10 Retiring Must Haves

Hi!  Today I thought I’d share with you my Top 10 Retiring Must Haves.  If these aren’t already in your collection – I highly recommend them!

SU! Gorgeous Grunge

  1. Gorgeous Grunge – This is a great set to add depth and dimension to any project.  I am sad to see this one go.
  2. Endless Birthday Wishes – Love the font on this set – perfect for anyone
  3. Endless Thanks – See number #2 above
  4. Special Reason – While I haven’t had much chance to showcase this set in the Occasions Catalog – I do love it.  The sentiments and the font jump out at me and it was one of the first bundles I purchased.  Unfortunately, the framelits are no longer available – but the set itself is a great addition to anyone’s collection.
  5. Crazy About You Stamp Set & Hello You Thinlets – Looking for a set that covers so many different needs?  Try this one.
  6. Wetlands – Perfect for masculine cards – from birthday to saying thank you.SU! Wetlands, High Tide
  7. Picture Perfect – 3 step stamping made easy.  This photopolymer set is easy to use and makes gorgeous images.SU! Picture Perfect
  8. Elegant & Bitty Butterfly Punches – I love butterflies and have used these punches on so many projects.  Add a few rhinestones or pearls down the center to jazz them up.  You can also sponge a little ink around the edges.
  9. Owl Builder Punch – This little guy can be dressed up for any occasion – from weddings, graduations, nurses to just himself.SU! Owl Builder       SU! Owl Builder Punch
  10. Curvy Keepsake Box – this box is so versatile – from holding little chocolates to little toys – it can be dressed up for wedding favors or used as countdown to Christmas boxes.  A must have for anyone who gives little gifts.

There you have it.  My Top 10 items from the retiring list.   Have fun with it!  If you need to add any of these to your collection, simply click on the picture below to be taken to my on-line store.   The current hostess code is:  BC7RAWEH

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Flourishing In Colors

Hi!  Today I have a card designed using the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set – April’s Stamp Set of the Month! and the retiring 2015-2017 In Colors.  I will be sad to see these go.

Stampin' Up! Flourishing Phrases, In Color 2015-2017

This card features Delightful Dijon.  The flower was colored with markers and then cut by hand using paper snips.  The sentiment is stamped in Mint Macaron.

This card features Watermelon Wonder.

Stampni' Up! SU! Flourishing Phrases, In Color 2015-2017

To participate in this month’s Stamp Set of the Month Club, simply place an order for either the recommended purchase or a minimum order of $59.25 using this hostess code: BC7RAWEH  by April 15th (I am extending the deadline since I am a bit late in announcing the Stamp Set of the Month).

Recommended Purchase:

142323 Clear Mount Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set & Die Bundle  – $59.25

Place your order here:  On-line store

You will receive a tutorial featuring this bundle on April 20th.

Please make sure to use the hostess code when ordering – it is the only way I know you are participating in this month’s Stamp Set of the Month Club.

Lastly, the retirement list will be out on April 10.  Once it is announced, the 2015-2017 In Color items will be on a “while supplies last” – and they go fast!!   Please – place your order for any 2015-2017 In Color products BEFORE April 10 to guarantee you will get them!!   See below for the complete list of In Color products.

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Rainy Day

Hi! Today I have a card we made at last night’s Beautiful You Watercolor class.  This card feature the lady with the umbrella image.

Stampin' Up! SU! Beautiful You

For this card, we sponged Sahara Sand ink on the bottom using a scrap piece to mask the top half of the card.  Then covered the bottom and sponged Smoky Slate ink on top.  Next, stamp the swish stamp in Smoky Slate and the girl in Black StaZon.  The girl’s dress is colored using the Basic Black watercolor pencil, the umbrella with the Basic Gray watercolor pencil and the legs very lightly with the Pumpkin Pie watercolor pencil.  A Blender Pen was used to blend and shade the colors.  After coloring, take the Basic Gray pencil and lightly draw random lines for the rain.

This was the favorite of all the cards made last night.

If you have not yet tried out the Watercolor Pencils and this stamp set – you are missing out!  They are such fun products to play with.

We are winding down for Sale-A-Bration and the Card Tin is now SOLD OUT!  Don’t miss out on any of your other favorite FREE rewards – place your order today!!  Shop my on-line store here.

I’d love to hear what you think of this card!

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Brighter You

Hi!  Today I am sharing a card we will be making at this Friday’s Beautiful You Watercoloring class!  I am so excited for this class!  I love the Beautiful You stamp set and can’t wait to share some watercoloring tips with my attendees.

Stampin' Up! SU! Beautiful You

The image is colored with the Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen.  The Designer Series Paper is from the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack .  You will find all these products in my on-line store.  Just click on the image product below to be taken there.

Don’t forget we are in the last month of Sale-A-Bration!  Just a few more weeks to earn FREE products!  Purchase $50 worth of stamping goodies (prior to S/H and tax) and choose any 1 Sale-A-Bration product for FREE!  Just click on the brochures to the right to see all your FREE choices!

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