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Garden In Bloom Gift Set

Hello Folks. . .  It's been a while.  Trying to get back in the groove.  Today I have a gift set to share with you.  I found this on Caroline's site a couple of days ago and fell in love with it.  This has been totally cased but you could use any stamp set that you like.  My stamp set is the new Garden in Blloom set.  It is beautful and gives you that watercolor effect without having to work to hard.  This gift  set comes with its own gift box, four all occasion cards with envelopes, four matchig 3 x 3 gift cards and four matching gift tags.  This is a two step stamping technique.  It can be a little challenging as I"m sure you know, but once you figure out how to match the images you're all set to go  For full instructions you can visit Caroline's site here.

I used Whisper White and Soft Sky card stock.  My inks are Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, Pistachio Pudding, Pacific Point, Soft Sky, Tangelo Twist and So Saffron.  Whew a lot of colors.  Now for the good stuff, lots of pictures.





As you have probably already learned I'm not much of a saleman, but I do appreciate all your support.  If you would like to place an order I have the link below.  As we approach the last of our summer months.  I am looking forward to our Holiday Mini.  As a demonstrator I get to see it and order from it a month before you do.  So come August 1st this years Holiday Mini will be available to demonstrators.  This is the time I start planning for Christmas Cards.   My theory is it is never to early to start planning for Christmas.  LOL  

If I can be of any help please drop me a note.  Thanks for stopping by and hanging with me.  Toodles



Spring Flowers


Hello Folks. . . Hope you are having a wonderful day.  The weather here in St. Charles has been just perfect.  Spring here can be a little loopy at times, so I'm enjoying it while I can.  Today I have a pretty card to share using a little old and a little new.  The basket is from a retired set from some time ago and the new is our Pictogram Punches set with is matching punch  So cute.  My colors were inspired from a card I found on Chat's site "Me My Stamps and I".  The card base is Whisper White, matted with a Melon Mambo and matted again with a piece of designer paper from my stash.  Next is one of our paper doilies, so girlie.  My focal point was stamped on a piece of Solor White card stock inked with Memento Black Ink. This is a good piece of cardstock for when you are using your Copic Markers.  For my basket I used some Copic earth tones (that's the E seires of colors) and for my flowers I used our Classic Stamping Ink Pads in Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, and Coastal Cabana.  My stems are from another retired set called "Happy Together".  Added a little bling for my flower centers.  The sentiment is not SU it is a Verve set.  The ribbon also is retired.  

springflowerbsket1I'm using a lot of my retired stamp sets right now.  Kind of in limbo waiting for the new annual catalog to be released.  Thanks for stopping by,  If you are in need of any supplies please shop in my On Line web store.  The link can be found below.  If you have any questions or need any help please drop me a line or two.  Thanks again for coming by and have a wonderful Stampin' Day.




Getting My Flower Fix

flowerfixHello Folks. . .  Happy Monday.  Hope you all are not too stuffed from all the great food yesterday.

Now that Sale a Bration has ended I'm moving forward.  Stampin' Up will soon be closing out this year and beginning another.  Retired stamps and accessories will be announced at the end of this month.  You will have the month of May to check your wish list.  I'm really looking forward to the start of our new year around June 1st.  Can't wait to see what Stampin' Up has come up with.  I'm a whimsy, flowery type of girl and I'm looking forward to some new stamps.  But today I turned to a couple of old Paper Trey and Verve stamp sets.  This one is a cutie.  I love stamping so I enjoy making my own designer paper.  Isn't it what it is all about after all.

My accessories are Stampin' Ups.  I used our Decorative Label punch for my sentiment and added a few jewels.  My color selection will me greatly missed.  It is our 2013-2015 In Colors (Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush).  If you want any of these, I suggest you place your orders soon.  These colors are beautiful and will sell out fast.  Check the Clearance Rack.  I thought I saw some of them over there.  Don't forget your ink refills so you will have these colors in your stash for some time to come. flowerfix1 

I appreciate all you do, so please place your orders at my OnLine Web store.  Click on the link below to place your orders.  I will publish the retired and accessory list as soon as I'm allowed to.  Thanks for stopping by.  My surgery is coming real fast.  Can't wait to get past these issues and get back to normal.  Take care – Toodles



For My Friends


Hello Folks. . .  How are you today?  I'm sitting here playing with my card and enjoying the warm weather that we have had the last couple of days.  The grass is turning green, tulips are sprouting, and the yard is ready for the Easter Bunny.  

Today I have a card to share that is not Stampin' Up.  This card has been totally cased from Amy at White House Stamping using Verve stamps.  I'm a flowery girl and I love Julie's whimsical style.  I hope you do to.  The set is called "Making A Statement" and has matching dies.  Love it !!!!!  My card base is Whisper White, matted with Blackberry Bliss and matted again with a piece of Wistera Wonder designer paper.  Next layer is Blackberry Bliss and a piece of designer paper.  This came from my stash, not sure what brand or name it is.  The paper doily adds a girly girl touch.  The flowers are colored with my Copics, but you certainly could use Stampin Ups "Blendabilities".  It's so sad that they have had to withdraw these markers from the market. If you have them, use them until they dry up.  Hopefully it will not be to to long unitl they come up with a manufacturer and can offer these unique markers again. 

Hopefully over the next couple of weeks I will be getting my bladder issues addressed.  Can't wait to get back to normal. I miss my walking.  Thank you for checking in with me, I know it has been a while since I have posted anything.  Looking forward to Stampin' Ups new catalog.  I sure want to see more whimsy floral stamps. I hope they don't disappoint.  Take care, if you need supplies please check out my link at the bottom of this post.  All orders are greatly appreciated, That's what keeps me going.  Have a wonderful blessed day.



Stampin’ Up Discontinuing My Digital Studio

Hello Folks . . .  You have probably already heard this, but I wanted to check in with you and let you know the scoop.  Stampin' Up as just announced that on May 31 My Digital Studio will no longer be supported and there will be no further downloads offered.  Apparently this program has not generated the revenue that was anticipated and SU is no longer going to offer it.  This includeS the printing services as well.  You can click here and read some of the questions and answers from other customers.  

Also they have announced the discontinuation of our BLENDABILITIES.  There is a quality issue with the manufacturer and SU is not going to offer them at this time.  If you have an issue with your Blendabilities please contact Stampin' Up at 1 800 782 6787 and they will let you know how they are handling the exchange.  

Sale A Bration is coming to an end for this year.  If you want to place an order you will need to do it by the end of this month March 31st.  Stampin Up has added additional products for you to choose from click here to view.


pictogramNow for today I have a cute card to share.  It is going to be one of my Stamp Camp Buffet Cards.  My base is Whisper White, nested with another piece of WW that has been embossed with one of our new embossing folders called Happy Heart, item # 137364 for $7.95  My focal point is another embossing folder that has been around for a while called Designer Frames.  Apparently it has been discontinued and replaced with a new folder Fun Frames.  My stamp set is Pictogram Punches #134264 with its coordinating punch.  Punches and framelits are great.  The sentiment comes from Petite Pairs #122497.  Inks are Calypso Coral and Daffodil Delight.  

Thanks for stopping by, hope all is well.  If you have any questions please let me know and if you need a demonstrator I'm here to help.  Take care everyone.  Toodles




Reminds Me Of Spring – Stampin’ Ups Butterflies Thinlet Die Cut


Hello Folks. . .  hope all is well.  I've been keeping myself busy making little thank you gift favors for our Mouse Race fundraiser.  I'm not sure I have mentioned this but my son and his wife have decided to try and adopt.  This is very expensive so we are sponsoring a Mouse Race and hopefully we can help them out.  It's going to be quite a night and I thought it would be nice to say a little thank you for all the support that everyone has given.



Here's a close up of our Butterfly Thinlet

Today I took a break from my boxes to make a wedding card that I need for this weekend.  I was inspired by PaperTrey Ink's make it monday segment.  I took their card layout and used Stampin' Up product.  I don't think we will ever get tired ot butterflies.  Do you? My tag was made with our Scallop Tag Topper and some retired designer paper.  Added a piece of vellum for the softer look, embossed my sentiment with Craft Whisper White and our Heat Embossing Tool.  My focal point of butterflies (3 layers) comes from our new Butterflies Thinlet Die Cut.  It is so delicate and intricate. TIP:  Use wax paper and it will make your crafting experience easier to get all those little pieces cut out.  The bottom left corner was stamped with ramdon stamps from another manufacturer.  

Just as a note, Stampin' Up has added four additional products to our Sale A Bration product line.  Check out the flyer below.  There is plenty of time yet to place your $50 order before s/h and you will get to choose a product from this year's brochure/flyer.   This sale is only one time a year and will end on March 31st, so what cha waitin' for let's go shopping.



Thanks for stopping by, I think today's card is so very spring looking and boy am I ready for a little warmer weather.  Take care and have a wonderful day.  If I can be of any help or answer any of your questions please let me know.  Toodles



Saran Wrap Technique


Hello Folks. . .  It's been a while since I last chatted with you, hope you're all doing well.  Thank Goodness for Pinterest, it's about the only thing going out there for inspiration.  I came across this card/technique the other day.  Not sure who it belongs too, but I'd like to thank her anyway.  

I just love this color combo (Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Real Rd).  I guess that's why I love fall so much.  My card base is a standard A2 card cut at 4 1/4 x 11, scored at 5 1/2.  Next is a mat of Basic Black, topped off with a piece of Whisper White.  My stamp set is "Bloom With Hope".  I stamped my sentiment first, so I got it in just the right spot, then arranged my flowers around it. Design rule #1 – alwyas stamp in threes.  Next, get yourself three pieces of Saran Wrap, fold in the 4 corners and scrunch. Dab into the lighest color first (CC) and lightly tap all around the outer surface.  Next was another Saran Wrap scrunch and dab with (PP).  Do the same thing until you get the color combo that you like.  For the Real Red part I just dabbed inside the flowers  If you love to dab, make the color combo your own.  The butterfly is from "Papillon Potpouri" with the coordinating punch.  Once again I dabbed my three colors on a strip of WW, then stamed my butterfly and punched it out.  I mounted it on a little piece of dimensional and added a row of small pearls.  Have fun with this Saran Wrap technique.  

SAL A BRATION is in full swing and goes until March 31st  For every $50 you spend before s/h you can select a FREE product from our SAB brochure.  Spend $150 or have a workshop and you can purchase the "Bloom With Hope" set.  Stampin Up has so many promotions going on it's hard to keep up, so you can stay informed by CLICKING HERE and go to my SU web store and check out all the deals.  Remember every Tuesday they run substanial dicounts on selected products.  You never know what you can find there.  Just keep checkin' in.

Well thanks for stopping by, I hope I gave you some ideas. If you have any questions or need help shopping, please let me know.  My surgery has been cancelled for the time being, some how I came down with Celluitis on my foot.  Boy that stuff is painful.  I had a hard time walking. Take care and have fun stamping.  Toodles  



Another Four Feathers


Hello Friends . . .  Oh my what a beautiful card.  Thank you Linda Callahan for this wonderful design and color scheme.  It has all the elements – quick, clean and simple.  You have seen this stamp set before, I am simply loving it.  The card base is one of our new in-colors called Mossy Meadow.  Boy, it took me a little while to warm up to this color.  Green is one of my favs but I thought it was a little dark. I was so wrong.  My background is another one of my favs.  It's called Gorgeous Grunge.  It's a great background stamp set.  I love when SU has matching die cuts.  Makes card making to easy and gives us a perfect cut.  I used some retired 5/8" Grossgrain Early Expresso Ribbon, along with a piece of our stretchy gold trim.  


I added a couple of our neutral candy dots.  I really do like these.   You could use any sentiment that you like.  I was torn between making this a thank you or a birthday.  I ended up using "Celebrate" from our Endless Birthday Wishes.  I guess you could use it for anything you wanted to celebrate.  

Some stamp sets and dies have been carried over from our Holiday Mini.  If you would like to purchase this set and matching dies please click here and shop in my online web store  Everyone should know by now that it is Sale A Bration time.  I just wanted to share some of my favorites from the Occasion Catalog and Sale A Bration Brochure.  Here goes.

  • Valentine's Day is right around the corner.  "You and Me" stamp set would make a cute Valentine's card plus they are featuring a coordinated "Confetti Heart Border Punch" that can be used for other layouts.
  • They have a couple embossing folders "hearts","stars" and "floral".  Everybody loves embossing folders.  
  • If you love butterflies the "Butterfly Basics" and matching dies comes in a bundle.  You save 15% when you purchase the bundle.  I think this will be popular this spring.  The die cuts are just beautiful with so much detail. 
  • If your looking ahead to Easter – "For Peeps Sake" is very cute and whimsy.  
  • The spring designer paper and coordinated washi tapes are very pretty.
  • Place a $50 order and select one of the many stamp sets, designer papers from our Sale A Bration Brochure.  It's chocked full of great products.
  • If you wanted to try our new "Blendabilites" there is a whole section of spring colors that you can choose for FREE.  

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have given you a few ideas. Don't be alarmed if you don't hear from me for awhile.  I will be having some surgergy done soon.  It's not too serious but it is surgery and makes me nervous.  Well take care and if I can help in any way please let me know.  Have a wonderful stamping day.  Toodles







Hello Folks. .   Whew !!  Hope you all are keeping warm out there.  Today I have a very pretty card to share featuring a product from our Occasions Catalog.  Lets begin with the deets.

My card base is Blackberry Bliss, matted with Whisper White, matted again with designer paper.  Don't know the pack that it came from. Sorry.  My focal point is the star of the show.  It's from our new Occasions Catalog.  It's not a stamp, it's one of our new Thinlet Dies.  There are three dies in this pack.  I have used the middle one.  Remember, because of all the detail be sure and use some wax paper for easy removal.  I used one of our Paper Doilies, and couple of circle dies.  My sentiment is from "Bloom From Hope" .  (W) 133949 (C) 133952.  My ribbon is our new Hello Honey (133671).  Added some of our Pearls for that extra special touch.  My inside is blank for right now, but I'm thinking birthday.  


Our new Occasions Catalog is chocked full of new products (stamp set, die cut, ribbon, designer paper, project life kit and more.  If you would like to take a look at it there is a link on the right side of my blog.  Of course with every $50 order before shipping and handling you can choose a new product from our Sale a Bration Brochure.  So much fun.    

Comments or questions are always welcome, I'm just and email away.  Thanks for stopping by,  If you would like to place an order please click on the link below.  Just a little side note.  It has been so cold here the last week or so, my daughter posted on facebook,  "Dear Mother Nature – Just wanted to let you know that we are not Popsicle's and we could sure use some warmer tempertures.  I just had to share, it made me giggle.