Tuesday, April 13, 2021



Hello & happy spring! This month's Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop focuses on "girlie" things! So we all have that girlfriend that enjoys a "girlie" kinda card! Join us to get some great inspiration! You may even see some Mother's Day inspiration as you move forward!!!

Here's my card:

So when I think "girlie" I think "frill" & flowers! This card definitely features both! lol The flowers from Painted Poppies stamp set features both watercolored with Watercolor Pencils & Blender Pens and some colored with Stampin' Blends! They are all the same Rich Razzleberry color! I love how the different shades come out with the different mediums! And they are so easily cut using the             Painted Labels Dies!!!! And blinged up a bit with the ALWAYS used                 Wink of Stella!!! lol 

The beautiful mattes are the Ornate Layers Dies! I just love these as a background! Kinda lacy looking!  Fortunately these dies as well as the stamp set will continue into the 21-22 Annual Catalog!!!! The greeting however did not make it! It's from Itty Bitty Greetings. I'd love to have this set remain as it's a great go-to but I have to say goodbye! Maybe that's why they also retired the                   Classic Label Punch used to punch it out! Boo.  The little Butterfly Gem on there is also retiring because it's one of the retiring In-Colors-Purple Posy.  The new      In-Colors are great, but it's always tough to say goodbye.  

Now it's time to hop on over to Terri's blog & see her girlie card!!! Just click her name or the icon below!!! Then keep going! We also love it when you leave comments! So
please do!!! Until next month...

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, March 9, 2021



Hello hoppers! It's March here on the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! We are sharing our favorite bundles or suites! So many fun ones are included in the    January to June Mini or Annual catalogs! Which one is your favorite???

Here's mine:

So this beautiful Butterfly Bouquet suite is just beyond fantastic!!!! Included in this suite is the amazing Butterfly Brilliance Bundle! It includes the         Butterfly Brilliance stamp set and the Brilliant Wings Dies! Purchased together-like all our bundles-you can save 10%! AND this bundle will be included in the brand new Annual Catalog to be released early May!!! So it'll be around for awhile!

I tried to make this one look like you were looking out a window at a butterfly swarm, and a stray butterfly got inside!! lol May be hard to tell but there's       Wink of Stella on the wings because, well, "bling on the wing"! lol

So you can buy the bundle-or the whole suite! Which includes the amazingly beautiful Butterfly Bijou DSP and the Natural Touch Specialty Paper. These 2 items, however, are limited supply! They will not be included in the new catalog, so get yours now-available only until  May 3! For info on this beautiful suite simply clic HERE!!!

Once I got going I couldn't stop! I made a second card. Yup. Couldn't resist! I love these butterflies! So many options with these dies & stamp set! You don't want to  miss this one! So simple yet really packs a WOW!

Also used is the Lovely You stamp set, Treasured Tags Pick-a-Punch,     Rhinestone jewels, Rectangle Dies, Basic Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon and Pool Party Sheer Ribbon.

Now you can hop on over to Darla's blog! Simply click her name here or the icon below! I wonder what her fave is!!! Oh and don't forget to keep going to see everyone else' creations!!! You won't be sorry!!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, February 23, 2021


Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop!!! This month our Bouquet of Hope kit has some beautiful sentiments of comfort! As you hop around here you will find some great alternatives to do with your kit! While the originals are great, it's always good to "take a chance"!

Here's my card:

When I work an alternative for my Paper Pumpkin kits I like to try to stick as much as possible to the elements within the kit! I think it showcases the versatility of the products! Plus, some of you PP subscribers don't have a ton of other materials to play with!

The only "extras" on my card are some Cherry Cobbler cardstock & a different sentiment from Itty Bitty Wishes stamp set. See this bouquet screamed out to me wedding/anniversary/etc.! So I took the bouquet, fussy cut some of the other flowers in the kit, and put it together! Oh, I forgot-there is some Wink of Stella on the flowers. I don't think I make anything without the "wink"! I love the gold in this kit!!!!

So now hop on over to Darla's blog & see her alternative! Simply click on her name or on the icon below! Then keep going! Be sure to leave a friendly comment!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021



It's Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop time!!! 

Hope your February 2021 is not leaving you snowbound!!! Lots of the white stuff here in New England!

Well here we are in our final month of this round of Sale-a-Bration!! There are so many amazing products in this catalog! But you still have the rest of this month to get your goodies! We are featuring these products for one more month! So be sure to check these out,  & don't miss out on your faves! Once they're gone-they're gone!!! Remember, these are FREE with your $50 purchase!

So here's my card:

I am soooooo in love with these Darling Donkeys! This set will live forever in my collection! I decided to use an overlapping fun fold to show him off!

I thought the amazing Paper Blooms DSP-also a SAB item-was a fun background! Lots of color & excitement! It just brings me joy! lol 

The sentiment inside is yet another SAB item-Approaching Perfection! This has some fun birthday sentiments, including a fun belated sentiment-which unfortunately I use way too often! lol

The donkey was colored in with Stampin' Blends, and I finished him off with an adorable little In-Color Butterfly Gem that just "flew" onto his nose!!!

So you have just a few more weeks to get your Sale-a-Bration!  If you don't already have a demonstrator you're working with and would like to see the items you can find them HERE! But don't wait too long! 

You can see some amazing creations made with these items as you "hop" through our blog hop! Next is Sandra's blog! You can either click her name of the icon below! Then keep going!

See you next month-Oh, it's the month SPRING starts!!!!! Yippee!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, January 15, 2021



Note: photo includes optional upgrade!

It's time for the February Card Class-to-Go Kit!!! 

This month you will make a bonus of 5 cards & envelopes!!! The designs use the amazing Berry Delightful DSP from the new Sale-A-Bration Catalog!!! You will find it in a bundle with the coordinating Berry Blossoms stamp set! This is NOT available for purchase, however! It is a Level 2 Sale-a-Bration item-earned when spending $100.  

Kit includes 2 Fun Fold cards and 3 amazing standard cards! Envelopes are also included! It is designed for you to use one of your many sentiment stamp sets!!! Plus a PDF with all the instructions!

Bonus upgrade: If you wish, you may upgrade the kit by purchasing the           Sweet Strawberry Bundle (#156214 $32.25) from the new                       January to June Mini Catalog!!! The Bundle includes the stamp set & punch-a 10% savings over separate purchases!!!

Class cost is only $20 (PayPal only!) plus $5 for shipping if necessary.  Number of kits is limited so act quickly!

Kit must be ordered by January 29, 2021. Kits will be available for pick or mailed out on February 3, 2021.

You can order the Sweet Strawberry Bundle upgrade HERE if you wish.  Please use Hostess Code A7ZQ373R.

Contact me HERE with questions!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!

Thursday, January 14, 2021


 Card Class-to-Go!


Introducing the new monthly Card Class-to-Go!!! 

Each month, I will design a card kit for you to create 4-5 beautiful cards!


Your kit will include the materials needed to create the cards-card bases, DSP, embellishments, ribbons, etc.

You will use your own adhesives, inks & stamp sets to complete the sentiments! Each kit will come with a PDF with directions & measurements for the cards so you can use the design over & over!


Each month you will also be given a purchase option to upgrade that will include a stamp set/bundle/item! But it won’t be necessary unless you want to purchase it! You will order that using a Hostess Code, & it will be delivered directly to your house!!! The stamp/bundle will be chosen to coordinate with the monthly kit and give your cards an even bigger WOW factor!


The kit will cost $20 (plus $5 shipping if desired-pick up is also available at no charge). There is no subscription! You will decide which months you would like to purchase the kit! I will always have 6 kits available, but cannot guarantee more-so sign up early! You will have 2 weeks to place your order. 

Kits will either be available for pick or be mailed out the first Wednesday of each month. Kit must be prepaid using cash, check or PayPal.


I am excited to be able to share these kits with you!!! These are perfect for the beginner or the avid stamper who just needs some inspiration! 


Watch tomorrow for the first kit!!!!


Tuesday, January 12, 2021



Happy New Year!!! I think this finds everyone hoping for better things to come!!! Well at least hear at Stampin' Up! we are "saleabrating"! Yup! It's                  SALE-A-BRATION TIME!!!! Yup, for every $50 you spend you get to choose 1 FREE item!!! There are even some fancy schmancy ones for spending $100!!!! FREE!

And here on our first Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop of 2021 we are featuring some of the items from our wonderful Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!!!! We also thought we would throw a Valentine's or two in there! Never too early to celebrate love!

So here's my creation:

Did ya ever notice when ya look in the catalog something may look meh to you, but then when ya see it in action you are all over it? Well that's what happened for me with this stamp set-Corner Bouquet.  I mean I thought it was pretty, but what would I do with it? I can't tell you  how many times I've already used this stamp set!!!! It's so quick & easy!!!!!! And it was FREE!!!!

Oh and are ya just dying for that DSP? Yup, FREE too! It's called Flower & Field DSP-also in the Sale-a-Bration Catalog!!! This design is just one of the many amazing designs in this paper pack!  I think it's gonna be a popular one!!! Get yours while you can!!!! You can view the 2021 SALE-A-BRATION CATALOG HERE! But it's only good until February 27 so don't miss it!!!!!

I combined all this SAB great stuff with the amazing new Curvy Dies from our brand new 2021 January-June Mini Catalog! That is also brand new!!! And boy is it great!!!! You can view it HERE!!

Other items used in the card are Wish for Everything stamp set, Word Wishes Dies, Special Day Dies, and Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels!

Now hop over to Deb's blog!!! You can either click her name or the icon below! Please join us to get some great ideas & inspiration for your new                            2021 January to June Mini & 2021 Sale-A-Bration Catalogs!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, December 8, 2020



Welcome to December's Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!!! Can you believe we've made it to December in 2020?! What a year! Well we are closing it out appropriately by giving thanks. Thanks for Christmas, thanks for friends and family, and I guess thanks for survival. As bad as it has been, we all have a lot to be thankful for. Since we can't do the hugs in person, let's do the hugs in paper! Let's wrap our cards around each other & just celebrate life.

Here is my card this week:

It was so fun & easy that I actually made 3! I like to make multiples at a time to make the most of the materials.  These came out so pretty & so easy to make!!!

Queen Anne's Lace stamp set is found in our Annual Catalog, and is one of my favorites! For me, it was one of the ones that you look at and just pass by. Then when I started playing with it I absolutely fell in love with it!!!!! And pairing it with the amazing Feels Like Frost DSP you can't go wrong! They look like they were made for each other! That paper is so beautiful that Stampin' Up! actually brought it back from last year! It's in the Fall Mini, which is only around for a little while longer! And this paper is on the return list, so grab yours while it lasts!!!!

What  makes this a beautiful wintery card is the slight spray of Shimmer Paint.  It's so hard to get in a photo but it adds just that extra sparkle! Other items used are the Holiday Rhinestone Basics, Iridescent Pearls, Stitched Shapes Framelits
and Layering Circle dies.  

Now check out what's happening over at Janey's blog!!! Simply click her name here or the icon below! Then keep going! I'm sure you'll find plenty to be thankful for!

And I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, or whatever special day you celebrate.  I am so blessed to have you joining me on this little blog. THANK YOU!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 10, 2020



Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! This month's theme is Christmas is Coming!!!! It's hard to believe with the year we've had that we are actually already in November! Who knows what Christmas will look like this year, but one thing doesn't need to change-sending Christmas cards! In fact, they are probably needed NOW more than ever!! So join our hop as we share some great ideas for your cards! You know there'll be some beauties!!!

Here's mine:

So my cards use a sort of "non-traditional" item for the holidays! I use the beautiful Forever Gold Specialty DSP as the focus of the cards! Now this is a beautiful pack of gold "punch outs" that are designed to go with the Forever Greenery suite. But in my opinion, gold is just perfect for Christmas! Ya know, "silver and gold"! So I decided to play! I got so excited I had to make 2! lol

My style is CAS (Clean and Simple!). I so love the cards with all the embellishments! But when I try that it looks like a kindergartener made it! lol I like clean lines. Which is kind of funny because I tend to be an out-of-the-box kinda gal! I guess not with cards. Hm. Well I think these simple cards are quite nice to send anyway!

Both cards use the exact same materials-just done a bit differently!  The stamp set used is Snowman Season and can be found in the Annual Catalog.  I love this stamp set & have really gotten a ton of use out of it for the last 2 seasons! I'll miss these little cuties!

Other materials used are the Old World Paper embossing folder, Metallic Edge Ribbon, Wonderful Gems,
and the Forever Flourishing dies (for the little greenery around the wreath.) Mostly non-traditional Christmas items on these! Just goes to show how amazingly versatile our products are!!!

So now go hop around for some ho ho ho inspiration! Then get stamping! It's coming quickly! lol Simply hop on over Charmane's blog! You can either click on her name or the "Next" icon below!

And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, October 13, 2020



This month on our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop we are showing you some amazing Designer Series Papers (DSP)! Why you ask? Well this month we are featuring 15 different DSP packs for 15% off!!!! Great deal!!! So use our inspirations to help you decide what you need to stock up!!!

Here's my card!

So the DSP I used is the versatile & fun
'Tis the Season" 6x6 which you will find in our Fall Mini Catalog! One side is beautifully Christmas, and the other side is some very neutral designs-albeit Christmas colors, but used on their own they make beautiful all-occasion cards!

Now this card is a fancy fold called the Triple Fold Accordian fold!  It's a really fun way to show off the DSP!!! I added a belly band for fun! I also find it helps keep the card "closed". 

When you open it up you get a fun surprise! And there's plenty of room for you to write a little note with your card! In fact, I rarely stamp anything on the inside unless I'm creating for someone else! I figure if you're going to go to the efforts to make a beautiful card, why not make it a gift of your thoughts & love with a handwritten sentiment inside!

The stamp sets I used were Snowman Season, Peace and Joy, and Itty Bitty Christmas. You can certainly do it with only one stamp set! I just like to use mine! lol The coordinating Snowman Builder Punch made this super easy!  The only embellishments are the Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes! Now these are fun!!! Oh, and the little guy's hat was colored with my coordinating Stampin' Blends!

Now please hop on to Sharon's blog & enjoy her creation with our amazing DSP! Please keep going-lots if great talent and inspiration on this blog hop!!! Simply click her name or the icon below!

Happy Stampin'!

For info on our DSP sale please go HERE!!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2020


Welcome to the September edition of Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! Wow. I can't believe we've made it to September! lol 2020 is on its way out-thank goodness!!! 
Anyway, this month we are featuring some of the amazing products from our August-December 2020 Mini Catalog using fancy folds!!! Now fancy folds can really make a card special! It's always fun to receive a card & have it open in a fun way! Well you'll get plenty of inspiration here on this blog hop this month!!!!

Here's my card:

So I decided to use a slimline card for my fun little diagonal fancy fold!!! I've been doing a lot of these! A slimline is almost a fancy fold on its own! But I thought this was kind of fun! This amazing Autumn Gilded Specialty DSP-oh I can't say enough!! It is gorgeous!!!! I've already used most of the pack!!! It really is the star of the show here, so there's minimal stamping. I did use the Love of Leaves stamp set for the sentiments and the inside leaf. I thought it worked well for an inside/outside sentiment card! By the way that is my current fave stamp set!!!! Oh my!!!

The only add-ons are the Champagne Rhinestones & the Mint Macaron ribbon from the Basketweave Metallic Combo!!!

Oh, the envelope I created using the In Good Taste DSP. It's not an exact match but I thought it was kind of "earthy" to go with the colors on the card! 

Hope you enjoyed this fancy fold!!! Now hop on over to Terri's blog to see what cool fold she has to share!  Just click on her name or the icon below!  Then keep going! Lots of inspiration!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, August 11, 2020



Welcome to the August 2020 Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop
This month we are featuring our amazing punches! We have so many great ones that coordinate so beautifully with out stamp sets and other materials! This month we are so happy to share some super ideas with these punches!

Here's my card:

This has been one of my favorite bundles in like forever!!! This is the        Whale Done bundle! It includes the Whale Done stamp set and the       Whale Punch-and since it's a bundle you save 10%!!! The                         Whale of a Time Suite Collection also has some amazing                      Whale of a Tale DSP, the Seabed 3D Embossing Folder, ribbon and sequins! So much fun!!!

This time I actually used a special "trick" with my Stamparatus to reverse the image! I thought it worked perfectly with the sentiment from                Peaceful Moments! If you'd like to learn how & you do not already have a demonstrator you work with please message me! I'd love to show you!!!!

You may have noticed the DSP and embossing in the background! But if you are really observant you may have noticed I actually used a second punch here-my second favorite punch-the Rectangular Postage Stamp punch!!!! I love it for creating backgrounds!  The card was finished off with the sparkly twine from the Flowers for Every Season Combo Pack!

I hope you've enjoyed my whales! Now hop over to Terri's blog & see what she has to offer! Simply click on her name of on the icon below!! Then just keep hopping!!!! Thanx for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'!!!!

Wednesday, June 3, 2020


Welcome to June's Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!  This month we are celebrating our new 20-22 In-Colors considering our 
Annual Catalog went live TODAY!!! Yup! You can now order everything In-Color!!!  And this crop is beautiful!!!!!!

Here they are!

What fun names!!!!!!!

Here's my card:

Now I'm gonna be honest! I LOVE these In-Colors, but not the biggest fan of all of them together! This card is to illustrate all the colors. We were not able to preorder the inks, so I needed to use the other elements to create this card. Don't get me wrong-it's nice! But I can't wait to pair the colors different! Some of that Magenta Madness with Night of Navy?? Ooh la la!!!!

So I used a ton of new In-Color products here (again, all available NOW!)!! The base is one of the cards from the so cool 
Flowers for Every Season Memories and More Cards and Envelopes! How great it is that they are all In-Colors! I know these will get used & reordered often!!!!!

The stamp set is Comfort and Hope-a beautiful stamp set that I earned for free for a sales challenge this year!  Tasteful Labels Dies are also new to our catalog! These are so versatile!!!!

For that "bling" that if you follow me you know I must have comes from the 
20-22 In-Color Enamel Dots!  The ribbon is the Magenta Madness from the 20-22 In-Color 1/4" Ribbon collection.  This year's In-Color 6x6 DSP is one of my faves yet! So versatile!!!!!

The Detailed Trio Punch was used to add some interest to the corner of the BumbleBee square, and the new Forever Flourishing Dies were used for the little leaves!

I can't wait to get the inks and blends! That will complete my 
20-22 In-Color Collection!!!
These are some very pretty & versatile colors! I'm sure you'll enjoy using them!!! Please be patient when ordering however. Stampin'Up! has been amazing throughout this whole pandemic, but their supplies often rely on others. There may be some delays. But no worries-it's worth the wait!!!!

So now hop over to Darla's blog & see what she has to offer! Simply click on her name or the icon below! Then keep hopping! You don't want to miss a single In-Color creation!!!!

If you'd like to order your own In-Color anything-or everything-you can check with your demonstrator or if you do not have a demonstrator get them HERE!!! Hostess code for your order is NUAFUJ2K.

Happy Stampin'!!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2020


Hi there! It's Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop time, where we show you some different ways to use your monthly Paper Pumpkin kit! This month the Paper Pumpkin kit gave us a sneak peek of the new 20-22 In-Colors to be released very soon in the 2020 Annual Catalog!!! I am in love with these new colors!!!!

Here's this month's alternative:

This month I stayed totally with the kit. I didn't use any outside materials. I wanted to show ways to repurpose the items included. I like to do it that way-so you can see that all you really need IS the actual kit to create far more than they show you! The little 3-legged thing on top of the sentiment is just a cute little stamp to add some richness to your design. Mind unfortunately smudged a bit here with the Wink of Stella-OK so maybe one item that's not in the kit! lol

 kit materials!!!! It simply has more layers. I find the simplicity of the PP cards nice-especially when you need something quick or want something easy to take with you. But I tend to be more of a "layered-card" kinda gal! lol I love texture & layers. Not fancy, just what I consider "more complete".  

All I did here was use one of the card bases, then took 2 other card bases & used them as the mattes for the rainbow piece.  The green behind the cloud is cut from the end of the matte piece. Now don't worry because I cut up a card base! I will use the extra parts in many ways! I used the cloud piece as my sentiment piece! Just a little extra added bling!

Hope it inspires you to create an alternative card to the kit cards. Then feel free to share it with everyone you know! its your talent-flaunt it!!!

If you are not working already with a demonstrator & would like to learn about these new In-Colors, feel free to email me!!! I'd love to share all about them!!!

Hop now on over to Lisa's blog!!! You KNOW she has something amazing for her Paper Pumpkin possibility!!!! Simply click on her name or the pumpkin icon below!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, May 6, 2020


For the month of May our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop is creating Masculine Cards in Black & White!!!! Masculine cards are sometimes the toughest.  There are always lots of flowers and pretty things in our catalogs but what do ya do for a guy?? No ribbons or stuff!!!

Well here's what I came up with!

I love this card!  After I completed it-before the retiring list came out-I realized that just about everything on it is retiring! :( I love this stamp set!  
Animal Outing is the first set I got from the current Annual Catalog! With it's adorable coordinating Animal Friends Dies.  So I'm a bit attached! Animals I think are good for guys? Yes?

And the Crackle background stamp?? How could they do this to me? lol I use this background so much! It will remain forever in my stash!!!

The sentiments are from Label Me Bold. My go-to for dudes! I think here they make the perfect embellishment for this card. No baubles or bling! While I have many dude friends that prefer baubles & bling, generically I think guys not so much. I simply cut out the sentiments & added with Stampin' Dimensionals. I think it adds the perfect amount of detail & texture.  

Oh, I must add! While I'm terribly distraught to lose these stamp sets to the Next Chance List, I'm super excited about the offerings in the new 
Annual Catalog!!! I can't wait!!!!! I'm sure those will ease my pain! lol

So it's a quick easy card! I believe that works well for the guys! Now hop over to Terri's blog & see what her black/white guys' card looks like! Just click on her name or the icon below.  I know you won't be sorry! Then keep going! Feel free to leave a comment!!!

Oh, and if you're interested in these retiring goodies better get them before they're gone!!! Click HERE!!! Be sure to use Hostess Code PNHBRGCM.

Happy Stampin'!