Wednesday, April 1, 2020


Welcome to our April 2020 Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!!! While we are all keeping close to home (at least I hope you are!), let this hop bring you a ray of sunshine!!!  It's just like we're all hanging out together-yet way apart! 

This month we are focusing on monochromatic "girlie" cards! These are some of my faves to create! It's a bit of a challenge to stick to one color (with white, vanilla or black of course), but fun! And my "girlie"friends like to get my cards so here's mine! I went with a "girlie" Easter card because I can't see any of my "girlie"friends this Easter. So sad.  I decided to go with red-in particular 
Poppy Parade- as it fit the stamp set, and flowers because, well, "girlie"!!! lol

So here's my card:

I actually did 2 versions of this card because I couldn't decide which I liked better. This is the 2nd. I just thought it needed "something", and being limited to only red couldn't do any green stems or anything.  IDK, which do you like best? Would love the feedback.

Either way, the stamp set is Timeless Tulip.  I. love. this. stamp. set! So pretty and so easy to use with the coordinating Tulip Builder Punch! Seriously-Stampin' Up! does all the work for ya!!!! I did, of course, needed to use the Very Vanilla and the Basic Black for the stamping.

I sprayed the whole card with some bling! I mix the 
Frost White Shimmer Paint with some rubbing alcohol in my 
Stampin' Spritzer & spray away! See the sparkle here? Wasn't sure if it showed up in the original pics!

Other items used were the Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Metallic Edge Ribbon, Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends and the Corrugated Embossing Folder.

Now please keep hopping to Audra's blog to see which color she used! Just click her name or the icon below! This is the perfect way to "visit" with so many friends yet still keep our social distancing! I know you'll find many creations to enjoy!!!

Please stay home. Stay safe.  Stay stamping.

Happy Stampin'!!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2020


Welcome to Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! This month we are showing you how to "step it up"! Stampers come in all levels of experience and abilities! We love all levels! So we are showing you how to take a simple card and step it up to a more intricate, detailed card! Our stamp sets can make so many cards with just a little creativity!!!

My cards this month feature the Honey Bee Stamp set and the coordinating Detailed Bee Dies!

The first card, I'll call it Card A, is very basic. Stamp, ink and cardstock only! I stamped the images directly onto the cardstock! I did use some 
Stampin' Markers to add a bit of color. Note: do not use the Stampin' Blends if you are only doing 1 layer!!! They bleed through!!! I speak from experience! lol Believe it or not these are the most difficult cards for me to create! I love dimension, and this is "flat". Still very pretty, but I like levels!

My card B steps it up a bit with the Golden Honey Specialty DSP!  Wow this DSP pack is amazing!!! So pretty!!! And bling! Same basic card but this one gives me my layers. I did use the dies to cut out the bees and the flowers. But it's a pretty simple card. I love dimension. Same color for the flowers.  The black strip is also a piece of the DSP!

My final card, Card C, just blings it up! Same basic design but now we have fancy schmancy cardstock here!!! The bling from the DSP pack really pops here. Of course adding the Gold Foil Sheets make anything look pretty!!! This one adds more materials tho. There is the Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, some 
Perennial Essence Vellum Cardstock, and some heat embossing on the gold. 

Now I'm not a bee fan, but I love THESE bees!!! They are so sweet! I've made so many cards with these coordinating products!!! But as you see here and in the other blogs on this hop, all ya need is ink, paper, stamps to create something lively & fun!

Now hop over to Charmane's blog & enjoy her amazing step ups!!! I'm anxious to CASE a few ideas!!! Just click on her name here or on the link below!! Then be sure to keep going!!! So many wonderful ideas!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020


Welcome to the February 
Inspire, Create, Share Thinking of You Blog Hop
We've had a relatively mild & snow-free winter so far. Good news I guess, but it certainly does have a feeling of blah.  Adding to that is the unfortunate number of sympathy cards I've needed in the last month. Far too many. 
This month we will share ideas for sympathy and general "thinking of you" cards for our friends who just need something special. This card was created for a special customer who lost her dad last week.

So here's the card(s):

Now this is a beautiful combo of colors all based from the 
Lily Impressions DSP.  The somewhat "solid" part is the reverse side of the beautiful print you see. Simply cut a standard 5 1/4" x 4" base/matte & cut it at about 2".  Flip it over! Yes, it's taken awhile, but I finally will use the back sides of these beautiful prints! lol

Did I mention yet that all the contents of this card are from the 
Sale-a-Bration Catalog that is currently live until March 31?  Now, there are 2 cards because my lovely friend Amanda over at Our Crafty Playdate always says, "Always make 2 when you make a card"! So these are the same yet a bit different. Wasn't sure which I prefer.  

The stamp set is Lovely Lily Pad-again-a SAB item! And this is one of Stampin' Up!'s new Reversible stamp sets! You can actually use the front and the back of the stamp! Don't believe me? Ya gotta try it! So cool!

Now with a bit larger purchase you can also get the beautiful coordinating 
Lily Pad Dies! It's a full suite! These are relatively simple cards! But the colors in this DSP really "pop"! This would actually make a pretty card for any occasion! Just simply change the sentiment! This "suite" of items will remain in my stash forever! Way too pretty to ever give away!

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set & punched out using the Classic Label Punch.  The beautiful lilies were colored using 
Stampin' Blends. The finishing touch is the Scalloped Linen Ribbon
BTW, my friend's favorite color is purple! Thus these color choices!

If you don't already have a demonstrator you work with & would like to purchase any of these items or would like more info simply head over to my store HERE! I'd love to share what I love so much with you!!!

Well I hope you've had some inspiration in designing sympathy/thinking of you cards from our blog hop this month-or just maybe some comfort from reading the sentiments.  There will always be a need for comforting, and it's nice to know that our cards can help even is some little way. That's why we create.

To see more, please hop over to Debbi's blog & enjoy her designs! Then keep going! Simply click on her hame here or the icon below to get there!

Happy Stampin'!