Sunday, September 25, 2016

Christmas Pines for Sunday Stamps!

Hello, crafty friends. Today's card was created following the new sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps! I had a fabulous time using the new Christmas Pines Bundle  which can be found on page 19 of the Holiday catalog.

This is a super fun bundle! I love the pine cones.  You can create many different styles in two different sizes.  For this card, I stamped the pine cone image with Versamark ink directly onto Chocolate Chip cardstock and then embossed it with gold embossing powder. The pine boughs were die cut out using Garden Green cardstock.

Here's this weeks sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps!  You have until Friday, October 7, 2016 to play along with us.

Here's a better picture of the gold embossed pine cones.  

Stampin' UP! products:

Christmas Pines Photopolymer Bundle
Christmas Pines Bundle
This Christmas Designer Series Specialty Paper
This Christmas Specialty DSP
Gold Glimmer Paper

So now its time to head on over to the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog and see what the other design team members have created!  We would love to have you play along with us!


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AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE Paper Pumpkin Special! New subscribers: Buy one Get one FREE! Good through 10/10/16. Sign up HERE

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Thoughtful Branches for You

Did you purchase the Thoughtful Branches stamp set?  This is a fabulous set and its still available for purchase -while supplies last.  Today, I am sharing a card I made as an additional sample for my Thoughtful Branches Make and Take class I had a few weeks ago.
When you purchase this set as a bundle, you automatically save 10%!  And who doesn't love stamp sets that have matching sentiments? Trust me, this set will not disappoint!

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle


STAMPS: Thoughtful Branches Bundle (144328), Balloon Celebration (140675), and Timeless Textures (140517)

CARDSTOCK:  Dapper Denim, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate, Mint Macaron, and Whisper White.

INK: Basic Black, Dapper Denim, Mint Macaron, Smoky Slate, and White Craft.

ACCESSORIES: Confetti Stars Border punch, Dapper Denim 3/8" Ruched Ribbon, Fringe Scissors,  Project Life Corner round punch, Fine-Tip glue pen and Dimensionals.

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set

Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies

Interested in taking advantage of this bundle before its gone?  Purchase this bundle by September 30, 2016, using my Hostess code: A7SKZEN6 and I will send you the supplies for 3 projects and include a 4th completed project for FREE!  -or-   Make a $40 purchase using my hostess code, and I will send you any item from the Holiday catalog or Annual catalog valued up to $7.50!


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AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE Paper Pumpkin Special! New subscribers: Buy one Get one FREE! Good through 10/10/16. Sign up HERE

Happy Stamping! 

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Cookie Cutter Fall card

Hello, crafty friends! I have a very fun fall card to share with you using the Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set . I have made several creations using all of the images in this set and I am excited to share them at my Holiday Make and Take class on October 8, 2016.  If you are local, I would love for you to attend!  If not, I am also offering an IN THE MAIL class for this stamp set along with the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set. Details for both of these classes are HERE .

Isn't this adorable? I love the crow in his hand and on his head. Tee-he-he. The Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set works fabulous with the Spooky Fun stamp set Bundle. 

Cookie Cutter Halloween Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Cookie Cutter Halloween
Spooky Fun Photopolymer Bundle
Spooky  Fun Bundle

Cookie Cutter Builder Punch

Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun and Acorny Thank You
Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Pumpkin Pie, Delightful Dijon and  Whisper White
Ink: Archival Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Delightful Dijon and Perfect Plum
Accessories: Halloween Scenes Edgelits, Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Aqua Painter, Classic Label  punch, Sparkle Embossing folder, Halloween Night Enamel Dots.

  • This is the last week of Special Offers! See them HERE

New Clearance items! While supplies last! See them HERE

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  • Paper Pumpkin Special! New subscribers: Buy one Get one FREE! Good through 10/10/16. Sign up HERE

Happy Stamping! 

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Tis the Season for Sunday Stamps! #135

Happy Patriots Day to all of you who have lost a friend or loved one in the terrorist attacks against our great country America.  Hopefully as I write this post, today will be uneventful with no additional tragedies to add to the count of lost Americans.  I pray for peace.

Image result for inspirational quotes for 9/11 anniversary
Today starts a new challenge at Sunday Stamps!  Here's this weeks bright and cheery color challenge:

And here's what I created using the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set and Cookie Cutter Builder punch Bundle:

I colored the cute little Eskimo girl using my Aqua Painter and Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Mint Macraon ink refills.  I also added Clear Wink of Stella to all the Melon Mambo areas- but I wasn't able to capture the sparkle in the photo.


stamps: Cookie Cutter Christmas, Peaceful Pines and Christmas Pines
ink: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight, and Mint Macaron
paper: Bermuda Bay and Melon Mambo
accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder punch, Perfect Pines Framelits, Versmark, White Embossing powder, Softly Falling Embossing folder, Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine, Aqua Painter and Crushed Curry Enamel Dots.

So now that you have seen my creation, please head on over to Sunday Stamps! and check out what the other design team members have made and then join in on the fun!

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Trick or Treat

Hello, crafty friends!  Today, I am sharing a fun project I made using the super fun Cookie Cutter Halloween stamp set and Cookie Cutter Builder punch from the Holiday catalog.  The Halloween stamp set and the Cookie Cutter Christmas stamp set Bundle are part of my October IN THE MAIL class. If you purchase these 3 items, I will send you supplies to make 4 adorable projects (2 from each stamp set) including a PDF of the projects and I will also include a 5th completed project for FREE!  Class details are HERE.

This is a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" treat holder.  I used my favorite image in the stamp set. Can you say cuteness??

I stamped "her" in Archival Basic Black ink and then used a Blender pen to lightly color around her bones.  You probably aren't able to see in this picture, but I colored her eyes and teeth with Clear Wink of Stella. I added a Pumpkin Pie bow, and she's ready to go trick or treating!  

And there's a "he" on the inside ready for a rhyme and a treat!


  • Stamps: Cookie Cutter Halloween, Spooky Fun and Labeler Alphabet;
  • Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Smoky Slate;
  • Cardstock: Basic Gray, Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White;
  • Accessories: Cookie Cutter Builder punch,  Layering Circles Framelits, Halloween Night Specialty DSP,  Pumpkin Pie Halloween Night Baker's Twine, Halloween Night Enamel Dots, Metallics Sequins, Blender Pen

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Holiday Catalog is live today!

Hello, crafty friends! It's the day we have all been waiting for: The 2016 Holiday Catalog is live!

Have a fabulous Labor Day weekend! May it be relaxing and full of moments that become great memories with family and friends!

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Bermuda Bay Christmas

Hello, crafty friends! Stampin' UP! has extended the deadline from August 31, 2016, to order the limited time stamp set and matching framelits: Thoughtful Branches.  Plan to order soon if you haven't already because it's only while supplies last!!
Here is an inspirational Christmas card I made using this awesome set:

 I also used the awesome Cable Knit Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder [love] which will be available for purchase starting tomorrow with the kick off of the Holiday Catalog!
  • stamps: Thoughtful Branches
  • ink: Bermuda Bay and Versamark
  • paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay
  • accessories: Cable Knit Embossing Folder (Holiday Catalog), Christmas Greetings Thinlits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Dazzling Diamonds and Red Glimmer Paper, White Stampin' Emboss powder, Bermuda Bay Bakers Twine, Fine Tip Glue pen.

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle
Thoughtful Branches Bundle

Christmas Greetings Thinlits Dies
Christmas Greetings Thinlits

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Dies
Mini Treat Bag Thinlits
Attention local stampers: I just posted my Holiday Make and  Take Class !  Details are HERE!  We will be making 6 fun and unique projects using all NEW Holiday Catalog items! Mark your calendar!
Tomorrow is the big day! The Holiday Catalog goes live on September 1 ,2016!

Stampin' UP! Special!  Stampin' UP! is also having a weekly discount off select items through out the month of September:

Here's are the items on the first Special Offer:

Click HERE to see  the PDF.  No better time to stock up on the enamel shapes!

Happy Stamping!

Sunday, August 28, 2016

Sunday Stamps! #134: Fabulous Birthday

Hello. It's time for another challenge at Sunday Stamps!  This week we are working with a sketch.

A sketch using flags or banners.  But you don't have to use flags or banners. You could use whatever you decide as long as its similar to the sketch challenge layout.  Here's what I came up with:   
I used the Falling Flowers stamp set and matching May Flowers Framelits  (Bundle #142329) as well as the Thoughtful Banners stamp set and matching Classic Label punch (Bundle #142330).

I chose bright and  cheery colors: Daffodil Delight, Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim and Mint Macaron.  This is such a lovely set. It has a whimsical feel to it.

With no cutting involved, this card came together quickly!  It may be hard to tell in these photos, but everything is embossed with Copper Stampin' Emboss powder!

Falling Flowers Clear-Mount Stamp Set

May Flowers Framelits Dies

Watercolor Wash Clear-Mount Background Stamp

Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer Stamp Set

Classic Label Punch

Now that you have seen my creation, please stop by the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog and see what the other design team members have created, and then join in on the fun!

There's still time to join my IN PERSON or IN THE MAIL Thoughtful Branches Bundle class! Details HERE

****Remember to redeem your Bonus Days Coupons by August 31, 2016!**********