Wednesday, September 4, 2019


So much to my dismay we are welcoming Fall!! I mean it's all good, but I'm such a summer girl I just hate to see it go! But I did have my first cup of pumpkin spice coffee the other day so that makes it a bit easier!! 
Certainly fall is a lovely time for crafting, however! And we are here to show you some 
Fabulous Fall creations!!!!

Here's my card:

So I've had a very busy summer with some family stuffs going on, so I've barely had time to even look at the beautiful Fall Catalog which is now LIVE by the way!!!! So I started digging through some of my beautiful stamps from the Annual Catalog & remembered this beautiful stamp set-Rooted in Nature!!! I so love this set! It's fine year round, but I love the beautiful trees! And combine them with the Nature's Roots coordinating framelits it's a win-win situation!!! The colors on the tree were done with our Stampin' Markers!

This card was created using the amazing new 
Magnolia Lane Large Specialty Memories & More Cards & Envelopes
Long name for a beautiful card base! And when I think of fall I think of more rustic tones. These are the perfect color! The gold trim adds just the right amount of bling. Now you may be asking which DSP I used for the background? Nope. Not DSP. It's the beautiful Birch stamp! It covers a large area so is perfect for background! Now I know here I didn't use traditional birch colors, but the browns matched the card base better!

The little leaves use the gorgeous Perennial Essence Vellum. And the trim is the Braided Linen Trim. The only extra are a couple of gold sequins I had from a recent Paper Pumpkin set.

I hope this gets you happy for fall. I'm still mourning summer. It seemed to get chilly here after a very humid August. Hoping for a nice extended Indian Summer! lol

Please hop over to Candy's blog to see her summer creation then keep going!!! You will some something amazing all the way along! Simply click on her name or the icon below! Enjoy!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 7, 2019


Hey all! We are featuring the amazing, Beautiful Bundles offered by Stampin' Up! this month!!!! There is literally something for every taste!!! And guess what? They actually save you $!! Yup! 10% savings on bundles!! Now who doesn't like to save $?!   So check out our hop & save a bit to spend on all the other wonderful things!!

Here's my card:

So this bundle is one of my faves! The Daisy Lane Bundle consists of the Daisy Lane Stamp Set & the Medium Daisy Punch!  Now here I also used the Daisy Punch!  I love how they layer, and the stamp set has an image for each of the sizes! And again, buy the bundle instead of just the separate items & save 10%! Want to know more? If you don't already have a demonstrator & would like to find out, contact me!!

I don't know where you live, but where I live the coneflowers are vibrant & prolific right now!!! In fact, my favorite flower is a daisy, so these modified daisies are so much fun! I love the color!

These are simply stamped on both sides (using my crazy good friend Stamparatus of course!) and folded in half!  I love this card!

Other items used are the Subtle Embossing Folder and The In-Color Faceted Dots.

Now please go visit Sharon's blog & check out the bundle she is featuring! Then keep going! So many beautiful creations here!!!! Just click on her name above or on the icon below! Enjoy your hop!

Happy Stamping!!!!

Wednesday, July 3, 2019


Hi Everyone! Welcome to summer-and the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! This month we are focusing on our amazing punches! Some coordinate with the stamp sets & some are just great for punching out cool shapes! Mine this month is the perfect coordinating set!

Here's my card:

So we are in the midst of a brand new Annual Catalog! While this is not a new stamp set or new punch, they are new to me! And I love them!!!!!!

This is the Varied Vases stamp set with the coordinating Vase Builder Punch.  There is a beautiful new set in the catty called Vibrant Vases which I do not own-yet!!! I so love how this looks! These little vases work for any occasion! This was a thank you card created for a future family member who did something very thoughtful for us! Feeling like family already!

I have been dying to try these new Scalloped Note Cards and Envelopes!! Boy are they amazing! This card was needed quickly. Now the punch thing isn't always super fast, but having the cards available to just add the images to was perfect! It's simple but fun! The flowers are stamped on the yardstick while the vases are raised with Dimensionals. Thought it added just the perfect "punch" to the card! (See what I did there? lol)

So all the items here are available in the new Annual Catalog! And now is the perfect time to purchase them as we are in Bonus Days!!! Not sure what that is? Contact your demonstrator for information. Don't have a demonstrator? Contact me! I'd love to tell you all about it!!!!!

Now please hop on over to Janey's blog & enjoy all the goodies that you will see with the amazing stamps & coordinating punches!!! Just click on  her name or the link below!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 1, 2019


This month on our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop we are featuring 
Dad, Grads, Brides & Babies!!!  Mine is all about the bride, as I have a wedding to go to!! lol  I guess it's feeling like spring?? Been so rainy & cool here in New England. But I'll take it over the dangerous weather in the Heartland.  If you are there, please be careful!!!

So here's this month's card:

This is a simple fun try-fold-altho some would call it a fancy fold. Just a simple try-fold.  The Beautiful Bouquet stamp set is my go-to for weddings lately! This is such a versatile stamp set-and will continue on to the new catalog in June!!! Yeah! The matching Bouquet Bunch Framelits really make it able to "pop" those images right off the page!!! They will continue also-but the Bundle will retire.  So if you're interested, hop over to my blog and get yours NOW!!!

However, this absolutely gorgeous DSP-Floral Romance Specialty will be retiring. I'm so sad! This is the most lovely DSP!!!  Ya, there are some equally beautiful packs in the new catty, but I'm particularly fond of this one!

I left the front plain & put the sentiment on the inside this time. I thought the front was pretty on it's own.  There IS such a thing as too much! lol

The only other additions are some Nature's Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels, & Pear Pizazz Stampin' Blends to color the pearls-ya they can do that.  i also sponged the wood grain sheet of the DSP a bit to keep the color theme going. Hope you enjoy!

Now hop over to Debbi's blog & then keep going!!! See which event she & the other talented bloggers have ready for you!!! Just click on her name or the icon below!!

I'm very impatiently awaiting our new Annual Catalog coming soooo soon!! Can't wait to share it with you!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, April 3, 2019


Happy Spring! This month on our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop we are featuring spring-type stuffs!!!  So nice to be thinking about warmer weather, flowers, birds, sun! Although here in New England it hasn't quite hit full out yet! Very anxiously waiting though!

Here's my card:

It's really part of a little suite I did.

I love this fun little stamp set-Fable Friends!!! I originally bought it because I needed to do some baby cards & loved the little ducklings. But this will be so much fun for spring occasions & will remain in my stash for a very long time! You can still find it in the Occasions Catalog until June 3!!!

Here are the other 2 cards that go with the little suite I did!

Other materials used on these cards are the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper (love that vellum sheet!), Duet Banner Punch, Stampin' Blends, Gingham Gala Adhesive Backed Sequins,                 Wink of Stella, Old Olive Linen Thread.

Now please hop over to Debbi's blog & see what she has to put you in the spring spirit! Then keep hopping!!! Lots of "spring-spiration" here!!! See what I did there??? lol Just simply click on her name or the icon below to get there!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Tuesday, February 26, 2019


Welcome to our Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We will be showcasing some amazing alternatives to the already amazing monthly Paper Pumpkin kits!!!

These kits on their own are absolute amazeballs!!! But here you will find some cool ideas on how to "change it up"! Some will be just with the kit materials, & some will have some added coordinating materials! The beauty of 
Stampin' Up!-everything coordinates!!!

So here's my alternative creation this month:

Now I must say that hands down this is my favorite Paper Pumpkin kits of late!!! The kits have become so full of fun! Every month they get better & better! I love the touch of "reality" with this month's kit!  Succulents are so big right now-although I can't keep one alive for the life of me! lol  But I certainly can keep this one alive!!!

Here's what the one in the kit should look like:

When I alter these kits I like to keep close to the materials that are included. I feel that if you want to "slightly" alter it you should be able to do with the materials that were intended for it. This one I added some Lemon Lime Twist cardstock for the matte & I used my Stampin' Blends to color the cup image. Yes, that image is included in the stamp set!!! I really like it! This will be a good go-to for many different cards-with or without the kit!

I did a couple of other alternatives, but this kit is so pretty I didn't want to mess with it too much! But I know these amazing stampers on this hop will blow this out of the water with beautiful creativeness!!!

Now hop on over to June's blog & see what she came up with! Just click on either her name or the icon below! Please continue to hop & see what else is there! It's bound to be a succulent garden of goodness!!!

Right now, if you order the prepaid subscriptions to Paper Pumpkin you can earn some amazing FREE products through Sale-a-Bration!!! If you do not have a demonstrator that you regularly work with I'd love to get you started on your Paper Pumpkin adventure!!!! Let me know if I can help!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2019


Hello hoppers! Welcome to the "Love"ly Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!! This month is traditionally the month of love!! So that's what you'll get here-all about the love!!!  Some will be Valentine's Day, maybe some for wedding, anniversary or just simply "I love you" cards! Of course we will be featuring some new products from our Occasions & Sale-A-Bration Catalogs!!!

Here's mine:

So my card will be a Valentine for my hubby! We're kinda "non-trad"-no big hearts & such! He's a real outdoors, woodsy kinda guy, so I struggle sometimes with cards for him. This one has a few more flourishes than he normally would like, lol, but I think he'll really like the details in this one!!!

There is very little stamping here!!! The beautiful Buffalo Check stamp set created the background! We have some great little 6x6 DSP in the 
SAB Catalog, but the colors were not quite right for this card.  So perfect for spring tho! I've always been a fan of the checks, even before that stamp came out! So when it did, OOOOOH baby!!! lol

The pretty little flowers & the "love" are cut from the Well Written Framelits. What a set that is!!! Oh my! So many beautiful words & shapes!!! It coordinates so nicely with the Well Said stamp set! It is the "you" here!

The love & hearts & flowers are cut from the ah-mazing Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheet from the SAB Catalog! They come with Grapefruit Grove sheets too! So pretty!!!

Other items used are Old Olive Linen Thread, Whisper White 5/8" Flax Ribbon, Dog Builder Punch (the little hearts)!

Hope you like & feel loved now! lol   Head over to Terri's blog & see how pretty her creation is!!! You can get there by clicking her name or the icon below! 
Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, January 2, 2019


Happy New Year!!!! Welcome to the first installment of the 2019 
Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!!! We are off to a great start & ready to start the new year with a bang!!!

Guess what?  It's Sale-a-Bration time!!!!! And the new Occasions Catalog goes LIVE tomorrow!!!!!! So excited for these catalogs! Sale-a-Bration is our BIGGEST SALE of the year!!!! FREE, yes FREE stuffs!!!!

So this month we are featuring some cute things from the new catalogs!!!! Some will even get your Valentine's Day juices flowing!!!!

So here's my card:

This is one of my favorite stamp sets not only from the SAB Catalog but EVER-So Hoppy Together!!!!  These little frogs in the stamp set are the cutest ever!!!!!  They really work for just about any occasion! Such little personalities!!! (As demonstrators, we got to pre-order all the fun new items!  You can get yours starting tomorrow-January 3!!!) 

The sentiment was stamped using the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set from the Annual Catalog! The "bling" is a few Metallic Pearls! Just because!

Here I made a cute "love" card. While non-traditional, it'd work as a Valentine's Card! But it would also work to send just to say hello!!!

Not really a lot of materials used here.  The DSP background is from 
Tropical Escape pack! I love to "re-purpose" my supplies-meaning use them for events/occasions that they are not typically intended for. Here, I thought the colors worked with the frog, & the pink kind of works for the hearts!

The Softly Falling Embossing Folder works well here to give room for the occasion! The little heart in Froggie's hand is just hand cut & embossed! Hard to tell, but it's covered in Wink of Stella, so in person it's a bigger sparkly bang! lol

He was colored using my Old Olive & Granny Apple Green Stampin' Blends! Don't know what I did before these! LOL  While I do love my Stampin' Markers, the Stampin' Blends just have that extra ability to give some depth & dimension!!!

I hope you enjoyed my little froggy! You'll see plenty with this set! I love it! You can get yours starting tomorrow!!!! Let me know if you need the new catalogs or click HERE for the online catalog! You won't see them until tomorrow-Jan 3, but they'll be there!!!!
But for now, hop over to Debbi's beautiful blog & you'll see another cute design from our new catties!!! Click on her name or the icon below! Then keep going! You're sure to want to order you new SAB items quickly! lol

Happy Stampin' 2019!!!!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2018


This month on the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop, we are featuring Christmas cards galore!!! Tis the season!!! With so many lovely choices in both our Annual Catalog & the Holiday Catalog there's plenty of great items to make something really pretty for your holiday greetings!!! Wait til you see the amazingness here!!!

Here's my card:

I wanted to feature one of my favorite items in the Holiday Catalog-the 
Merry Christmas Thinlets!!! Talk about a quick, easy yet beautiful card!!! The stamp set Merry Christmas to All coordinates just perfectly!

I thought the Petal Burst Embossing Folder-while not Christmas at all- makes a kind of cool background here! Yet another example of the versatility of our tools!!!

The cute little pinecones were made with the Pretty Pines Thinlets! I thought they went great with the beautiful new Under the Mistletoe DSP!!!!!  Right?!!!! That's basically where the inspiration from the card came from! Sometimes I just look at a beautiful piece of DSP, decide to feature that, then decide what I can use to enhance it!!!

I finished it off with some Linen Thread & a bit of bling with our 
Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels!  

So now hop over to Deb's blog for some more beautiful Christmas inspiration!!!! Then keep right on going until you get back to where you started!!! Simply click her name here or the icon below!!!

There's still plenty of time to get your Christmas card materials from the Holiday Catalog!! Simply click HERE & you'll find everything you're looking for!!!!

Since we won't see you again as a hop until the New Year, a very 
Merry Christmas & Happy Hanukkah 
to you all!!!! Best of wishes for a wonderful, creative 2019!!!!!

Merry Stampin'!

Thursday, November 1, 2018


This month on Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop we are starting our       Holiday crafting with a 3-D item! Lots of fun ideas for the holidays!!!   We are a week early this month as many of us will be traveling to Orlando next week for our OnStage event!!! So much fun ahead!!!

So let me start by saying 3-D items are a real challenge for me! If you follow this blog, you know I'm a real CAS (Clean & Simple) kinda gal! My cards are very linear & simple. I do not usually work with 3-D items! In fact I rarely make them!  I love to look at them & see the great ideas others have, but I'm not great at coming up with something new! But the holidays are all about bling & fun, so I decided to give it a try! My creation is rather CAS, but I think its cute! What dya think?

Here it is:

So I thought what's more 3-D for the holidays than Christmas ornaments? Most people have a tree, so we need the ornaments to hang from them! These came out cute, but they are very simple!!!

My fave stamp set from the Holiday Catalog is the Cross-Stitched Christmas set! I love the multi-step stamping, & I think it's a pretty, crisp stamp set!

These 3 little ornaments sparkle! I used my amazing Stamparatus to stamp the base layer in a color, the second layer with Versamark &                     White Embossing Powder, and the 3rd layer with Versamark &
 Silver Embossing Powder!  I chose these colors because I feel they are "cool" colors-for winter!!!

I am not one for fussy cutting, but I thought the Stitched Oval Framelit made the ornament look like it was in a hoop.   Which is where you would work the cross-stitch! I backed them all with a nice Silver Glimmer Paper.  Just thought they needed some "bling" on the backside!

I fortunately had matching colors in the twine-Night of Navy Medium Bakers Twine, & 2 colors from Nature's Twine!  Add a bit of Glitter Enamel Dots & Basic Jewels Rhinestone bling & it's kinda sweet!!!

So nothing fancy but easy to make & fun to hang on your tree! Great to do with your kids!!!!

Now hop over to Terri's blog & see what she came up with!!! Just click on her name or the icon below & you'll get there! Then keep going!! Follow through this great hop of ideas to get you into the Holiday spirit & ready for crafting!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 3, 2018


This month on the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop we are celebrating 
Fall for All!!! Beautiful fall creations featuring products from our amazing new Holiday Catalog will be featured!!!! 
Now everyone knows I'm a summer girl, but fall is second best! Here in 
New England we have the most vibrant colors! Lots of apple picking, pumpkins & corn stalks, hay bales & lots more happen around here! Although this year we've had so much rain it's hard to see any colors at all! So looking forward to this blog hop to make my colors shine!!!

Here's my fall creation this month:

This was a fun, clean-and-fairly simple card to make. That's my style!!! This is the Many Blessings stamp set! It was inspired by one of Stampin' Up's Million Sales Achievers-Ruth Snyder! I really like it because it works for anything from early fall right through Christmas! A super versatile, fun stamp set! 

And it's perfect to use with our amazing Stampin' Blends! Ok I love to color. Don't judge! lol This like "grown up" coloring! And I love how these colors really made me think fall!

I used the Layered Leaves Dynamic Embossing Folder. Now usually I spritz the card stock a bit with water before I emboss with these folders, but this time I wanted a softer finish-so no water! Still pretty but a nice light finish!

I love this kind of peek-a-boo style card!!! It just adds a little something extra to a pretty greeting card.   Easy to do with all the Layering Circle Framelits & Circle Punches we have! I used a combo here! And the photopolymer stamps are "flexible" so i was able to fit that wreath-like stamp on the round strip!

Finished it all off with the Braided Linen Trim! I am very happy with this one! Love my Stampin' Blends!

Now hop on over to Megan's blog & see what she is featuring for Fall for All!!!  Then keep going & check out everyone else's! Just click on her name or the icon below! Happy fall y'all!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, September 5, 2018


This month on our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop we are featuring our "Passion for Punches"!!! These tools are such an amazing, quick, & easy accessory to your stampin' fun!!! And Stampin' Up! has so many awesome coordinating punches & stamp sets!!

Here's my card this month:

This is a fun & easy birthday card! I needed one last minute so had
to whip it up! Now I've used this Balloon Bouquet Punch
Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set combo I can't tell you how many times! What a sweet easy birthday card they make together!

But wait, can you find the second punch on this card? Yup! The 
Classic Label Punch! There is an image for that too in the stamp set! Now don't get me wrong-I am a Framelits freak!!! But these punches make everything quick & easy!!!

And what about that background!!! That is a brandy new stamp from the Holiday Catalog (available soon!) called the Buffalo Check! It fits a full card front & stamps so sweet!!! I KNOW this is gonna be one of my "go-to's"!!

Other items used include the Night of Navy Medium Bakers Twine & the Share What You Love Artisan Pearls! The colors used are from the new 

So go hop over to Karie's blog & see what punches she's using! Then keep going! Then go grab your own punches & use the inspiration to create a cute card!!! Need some punches? 

Well if you don't already have a demonstrator that you work with I'd love to help you out! Just click HERE! You'll find some beauties!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, August 24, 2018


I have needed way too many sympathy cards lately! I decided to make a few different ones to have on hand!

These are all made with the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set!

Here's the first:

This one I used the Bouquet Bunch Framelits to cut out the flower details. The beautiful backgrounds the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing folder!   This one is very simple-I made several! 

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings. The ribbon is the 
Grapefruit Grove Grosgrain ribbon.  I did have a couple of extra sequins from an old Paper Pumpkin kit! They matched perfectly!!!

Here are the 2nd & 3rd:

Both cards are made from the same stamp set & framelits! Amazing how 1 stamp set can make such different cards!  These are almost the same, but I used a little different placement with the ribbon. The DSP is from the 
Wood Textures 6x6 DSP Pack. It's from the same piece reversed. Which one do you like best? Did you even notice the difference? lol

The ovals are from the Stitched Frame set & the Layering Ovals Framelit pack.  

I pulled out the retired Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set for the sentiment. While I love the new one, this one will always be close by for sentiments! They just "fit" anywhere!!!  The rouched ribbon was from the last catalog. Retired but the color is still current. Yes, I do use up my retired materials! lol 

So same sentiment, same stamp set, 2 very different styles! I love this bundle! You can get it HERE!!!!

Use the Hostess Code UKXWUT4B  when ordering!!!  And pray I don't need any more sympathy cards too soon! Geesh!

Happy Stampin'!