Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Best Made Plans...

I was happy enough when I created this card. It sat on my counter for awhile and then when looking for ideas for my Workshop this month, I decided to use this design. I had to cut the designer series paper thinner so I would have enough for all the cards we were making, and because I did that, I also made the sentiment banner a little thinner. I decided to use the stick on sequins because there are more of them in a package as well. BUT... the last moment when I was about to place the elements over my designer series paper and leaf-stamped background, I had the card turned the other way. And I LOVED it! SO, we are making the card in the horizontal orientation instead of the vertical. I love when that happens! I just loved it so much more this way. 

What do YOU think? I'd love to read your comments, so please leave one.

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Bonus Days and Color Your Season Cards

Bonus Days are back! Every $50 you spend August 1–31 (before shipping and tax), earns a $5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be used September 1–30.

See Bonus Days FAQ sheet here.

Color Your Season: The Blended Seasons clear mount or wood  stamps and coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelits dies are available while supplies last until August 31, 2018, whichever comes first. See details and bundle pricing here.

Blended Seasons Stamp Set
Stitched Seasons Framelits Dies

Versatile samples from Stampin' Up! using the bundle:

Please let me know if I can help you select your stamps other stamping supplies. I'm happy for you to use my Online Store to order when you are ready.

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Thursday, August 2, 2018


Simple but lovely and bold is how I describe today's card. This is a card that can be given for a birthday, anniversary or job well done! In this case, it was for someone who joined my team recently. 

I simply took the large branch image and stamped it vertically on the side and then stamped and cut out the flower images. The bold red color matches the ribbon I tied in a knot and also the "Congratulations!" sentiment. DONE!

Let me know if you have any questions about this card or any projects I've made. I am in the process of preparing to post about my Craft Studio remodel, so stay tuned! I great way to make sure you don't miss a post is to sign up to receive an email when I post. See the right side bar to sign up.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

What is a card swap?

When crafters put together a Card Swap, we each end up with a number of beautiful, hand made cards! An organizer takes signs ups and then distributes the cards sent in. In this case, we each made 10 cards and received 10 back. It's a great way to see the beloved Stampin' Up! products that we may not own (YET) and also to share them with others after we receive them.

I used Petal Pink and Crumb Cake card stock, the Special Occasions stamp set and Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. My embellishments are Gold Thread, Metallics Sequin Assortment and Pearlized Doilies. My sentiment was embossed using VersaMark and Copper Embossing Powder. Those Stitched elements were made using the Stitched Shapes and Stitched Labels Framelits and my Big Shot.

I'm glad you stopped by today. I hope you will leave me a comment so I can see what you think. Please use my Online Store any time to receive your own Stampin' Up! products.

Last Days of these Special Offers:


Is crafting a big part of your life? Do you want to earn money while doing something you love? How about the convenience of setting your own hours? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, then Stampin' Up! is the perfect opportunity for you.
Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator means sharing your passion for stamping with family and friends, meeting new people, and building a great business doing so-plus, you get to set your own schedule!
A Gift that Keeps Giving
Until 31 July, Stampin’ Up! is offering one FREE assortment of Classic Stampin' Pads of your choosing as part of your regular demonstrator Starter Kit. No matter which ink pad assortment you choose, it’s an incredible value. This promotion is the perfect opportunity to join my team—and the Stampin’ Up! family—and start your new business off with a huge haul of new products!
Even better, Stampin' Up!'s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get:

* Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin' Up! products!
* A business supply pack valued at $50!

That's a total value of $175! I would LOVE to have you join my team!


Buy 3, Get 1 Free Designer Series Paper! Through July 31st only. See details here.

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