It’s all about you with the Birthday Blossoms stamp set today!  Did you know that this stamp set goes beautifully with the new Succulent Gardens Designer Series Paper?

There you go.  What’s better that flowers on a cold and snowy day?!

If you are a regular visitor then you know that I like playing along with sketch challenges and today’s inspiration came from the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge.

The layered pieces are a great way to show off the lovely Succulent Garden designer paper.  And, I couldn’t resist using the Pansy Punch to add that flower detail to the perfect greeting!  This card could be a birthday greeting, congratulations or a wedding or anniversary.

Here’s the list of products for you and remember, you can click on any picture to go directly to my Online Store. 

Pansy Punch


Take care and Happy Stamping!


Happy Monday and welcome!  Card sketches are a great way to find inspiration so today, I thought I’d show you how to “read” one.

Firstly, here is my card.

Secondly, here is the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary that I used for my starting point.

You will notice that this sketch shows the outline of a square card so I cut the Night of Navy cardstock to measure 5″ x 5″.  I added a piece of designer paper as the background which was cut to 4-3/4″ x 4-3/4″.  The skinny line shown at the bottom of the sketch could be ribbon but I decided to emboss a 1/2″ wide piece of Night of Navy and used it instead.  The 4 squares in the middle could be stamped images (your choice maybe?) but I used different designs from the designer paper and rounded the corners using the Project Life corner punch.  The 2 back pieces are 2″ square and the smaller squares were cut to 1-1/2″.  I interpreted the flower in the centre as a balloon from the Lift Me Up stamp set and then added the greeting.  See those rhinestones on the sketch?  Yes, you could add rhinestones or do as I did and cut out smaller images from scraps of the designer paper.  And, voila the card is done!


If you need some stamping inspiration I encourage you to check out the Create with Connie and Mary site and play along with their challenges.  They post a sketch every other week and a colour challenge in between.

You will notice that I also made an envelope for this card using the Envelope Punch Board.  The Stampin’ Up! medium envelopes are sized to fit a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ card.

Here is the list of products that I used.

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Happy Stamping!


Do you have a bride-to-be in your life?  The traditional wedding season is coming soon and what could be prettier than giving the bride-to-be this card to congratulate her!

The Custom Tee Bundle makes it so easy to stamp and cut out the T-shirt shape and I used a scrap of the beautiful Falling in Love Designer Series paper for my tee.

Freshly Made Sketches also made it easy to create this card with this simple and lovely sketch.

The top portion is open to anything you see in your mind’s eye.  I used two designs from the Free Sale-A-Bration set, Delicate Details to add the lacy section and then embossed the piece with the Falling Petals embossing folder.  All I had to do then was add the congrats greeting and those two tiny butterflies.  Yup, I fussy cut them!

Here’s the full list of products I used.

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Have a wonderful weekend and please, make sure to take some time to stamp!


Today, I’m playing with the So in Love Bundle and using up more of the beautiful Falling in Love Designer Series Paper.  I love that paper!!

The Paper Players posted a colour challenge that says to use Basic Black, White and another colour of my choice.  I chose to use Sweet Sugarplum which mimics the colours of the butterflies on the background mat.  The matching So Detailed thinlits to this stamp set are gorgeous and I used one of the designs to add to the background as well.

I wanted a different look for the centre image panel so popped it up on a piece of Whisper White after I had scored the sides.  It’s a pretty cool look I think!  You will probably need to click on the picture to see it.  After I was done I realized that this card needed just one more thing, so I cut out a butterfly from a scrap of the designer paper and popped it on with a small piece of a Stampin’ Dimensional.  Now, it’s perfect!

Here’s the full list of products that I used.

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Did you know that you don’t need to host a stamping party to get Hostess Stampin’ Rewards?  I just had a client who placed an order and earned not only Stampin’ Rewards but 3 extra Free stamp sets from the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue(every $60 you spend gives you a free choice).  So if you don’t want to or don’t have the time to host a party, you might consider just placing a qualifying order of $200 or more.  Visit my website to place your oder.

Happy Stamping!


Love is in the air with another valentine card created with the fun Life Me Up Bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

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I added a background of dots from the Pop of Pink Specialty Designer Series Paper and laid that big red heart on top.  That gave me the perfect background for those hot-air balloons to sail away on.  Check out the clouds, a couple were stamped with Smoky Slate ink and then cut out with the matching Up & Away Thinlits dies.

Product List

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This is a fun stamp set to work with and it makes a great valentine card.  We’ll be using this set for the January 31st class.  Have you signed up yet?  You can sign up HERE.

While you there on my Class Calendar, think about signing up to come and see some great new products at my Open House on January 28th.  The fun starts at 1PM!

Hope to see you there.  In the meantime, Happy Stamping to you.


Hello to you and welcome to my “Love Lifts me up” post for today. I thought it would be appropriate to create a valentine card with the Lift Me Up Bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

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The colours came from this week’s Create with Connie and Mary challenge and was the starting point for this valentine.

Create Color Challenge

I wanted the black balloons to stand out a little so they were heat embossed with Clear Emboss Powder.  Notice the little red clouds?  They look a lot like hearts to me so of course they needed to be there too!

Here’s the list of products that I used.  The Lift Me Up Bundle includes the matching Up & Away Thinlits dies – a very good deal.

Heat Tool

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I have another valentine to show you tomorrow using these same colours so come on back for a visit.

Happy Stamping!


Who deserves a happier birthday than you?  Today’s card should make you very happy with its cheery balloons!

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This was created with the fun Balloon Adventures stamp set, the matching Balloon Pop-Ups thinlits dies and the Balloon Bouquet Punch.

Also, great news, the Stitched Shapes Framlits are now available to order and I used them to frame the deserving birthday greeting.

My inspiration for the layout on this card came from the Freshly Made Sketches challenge.

Freshly Made Sketches

A sketch is a great starting point for your creation and this one is perfectly simple!

Here’s the list of products that I used and if you missed out on ordering the Stitched Shapes Framelits, just click on the picture and it will take you directly to my online store.

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Happy Stamping!


I just couldn’t resist the Inside the Lines paper again.  This card is intended to have a bit of a masculine feel.

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Would you give this card to a male friend?  I did just a tiny bit of colouring with the Watercolor Pencils and an Aqua Painter on the background paper.  Then, I played around with Vellum on the bigger dragonfly.  I think my husband or son-in-law would like this card with it’s outdoor feel.

Here’s the list of products that I used for you.  I do recommend adding the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle to your wish list.

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Have a great weekend and make sure to get some stamping in!


Have you checked out the Succulent Garden designer series paper yet?  I is so pretty with soft colours and perfect to use for the transition from winter to spring.

I used it as the background for this card.


The layout comes from this week’s Mojo Monday sketch and is a great way to show off 3 of the pretty designs in this paper package.

I used the So in Love stamp set paired with the Free Delicate Details stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue.  You can just see the delicate design behind the flower image panel.

It didn’t take many products to create this card and they are shown below.

Happy Stamping!


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During Sale-A-Bration you can add TWO FREE STAMP SETS to help you get started.

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Owning your own business has great perks;

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