Wednesday, September 21, 2022



This month on our New at SU Blog Hop we are featuring the "Perfect Partners"-stamp sets and dies!!! Stampin' Up! has oh so many wonderful choices!!! I decided to go "old-school" this month & use one of my favorite "partners"! Check it out!

My card:

Friends are Like Seashells paired with the Seashells Dies are among my favorite product suites ever created by Stampin' Up! There is also a beautiful Seashell 3D Embossing Folder that goes along with it! You can find it in our Annual Catalog!

I am totally a beach girl-anything beach or ocean.  This set is so classic & so lovely that I've used it a ton! You don't need to do a lot with it! It speaks for itself!

I've used it hear with the Pearlescent 12x12 Specialty Paper! It originally paired with the suite, It is so nice when stamped, embossed and cut! It's a bit tricky stamping this paper, but with a bit of patience it gives just the perfect "shell-like" finish!

No sentiment here. I don't think it's needed. And it makes the card versatile! This can be used for any occasion.

Don't forget the inside!

Other materials used are Deckled Rectangle Dies, Basic Pearls Jewels (colored with Stampin' Blends), and Linen Thread.

Now please follow the links below to the rest of the beautiful creations on this hop! You will be inspired to pull out those perfect partners & create something fabulous!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, September 13, 2022


Welcome to this month's Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! We are featuring our favorite DSP's (Designer Series Papers)! There are so many to choose from!  We have 12"x12" and 6"x6" sizes! They are actually ALL awesome! So deciding was rough! lol But I chose based on versatility this time! That's why I chose      Perfectly Penciled 12"x12"!

Here's my card:

So there are a couple of things I super love about this DSP. First, the front is a
patterned print where the back is a more geometric pattern. Super easy to use both sides-separately or together. Depending on which side you use it gives a different feeling or mood to the card. Second, it's all black/white! Coordinates with everything. And the bonus (which I did here) is it is so easy to color with Blends or Markers!!!! You can also use a blending brush for a lighter more overall color.

I love how the Alphabest and Best Label Punch work here to make a greeting or sentiment! The b/w DSP really makes the color pop!  It's a very simple card, but I think it came out quite cheery & colorful!

Other items used are Loose Flower Flourishes,                                             Open Weave Ribbon (Polished Pink), Stampin' Blends, & Wink of Stella!

I hope you've found some inspiration here! Next up is Charmane.  Simply click on her name here or the icon below! Then keep going! I am so excited to get some great ideas from this month's hop!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, July 20, 2022


Welcome to this month's New at SU blog hop!!!  It's Sale-A-Bration time again! We are a group of StampinUp! demonstrators from around the world who are full of creative paper crafting ideas to share with you and get you crafting! And this month we are featuring the amazing items from the SAB catalog in a "simple stamping" format! Stamps, inks & paper! We also have our fun new                 July-December Mini Catalog that is now LIVE! So many gorgeous items-and you can get your SAB items FREE with your qualifying purchase!!! Yup-FREE!!!

Here are  my cards this month:

So I've chosen to feature the beautiful stamp set Stylish Sketch! I truly think this is a great set for simple stamping! I've used each of the 3 images in this set to create an assortment! The sentiments are from the Biggest Wish stamp set! These cards are 1 layer only. That's hard for me! lol  I've been working on it but still want "levels". 

But the 1-layer cards are really pretty! I did use my Blending Brush with a circle template to create the backgrounds on the 2 with circles! I chose this set because my husband is a real outdoorsman & that fox reminds me of the woods where I live!

Now keep hopping through our blog hop using the links below! You are sure to be excited by all the new beautiful SAB items!!!!

Happy Stampin!!!

Blog Hop Index


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Tuesday, July 12, 2022



Happy Summer Frampers!!!! I can't believe it's time for another Sale-A-Bration!!! And this one is so much fun!!!! Our amazing new July-December Mini Catalog is also now live! And they have done an amazing job with coordinating some products from that catalog with the SAB items! Altho anything will stand alone just fine!!!! And remember, with your qualifying purchase SAB items are FREE!!!!! I'm in a coordinating mood this month tho! lol

Here's my card:

So I'm coordinating the beautiful new Rings of Nature Bundle, found in the        J-D Mini, with the FREE SAB item Rings of Love DSP!!! This is an amazing suite of products!!! The bundle includes the Rings of Nature Stamp Set,                    the Tree Rings Dies and the amazing Tree Rings Hybrid Embossing Folder! This is my first hybrid embossing folder, but it won't be my last! What fun!!!

The DSP is used here to create the background, logs, and the cute little house! I cut the leaves using the dies in the bundle! The only stamping here is the sentiment-also from the Rings of Nature. It's simply heat embossed on a piece of            Night of Navy cardstock!

But let's talk about those rings! I hope from the picture you can see the texture in them. Well that is from the hybrid embossing folder & the dies! The image on the DSP perfectly fits the folder & die! So you can line them up, cut & emboss all at once! How easy is that!!!! And such a fun result! 

The only other items used are the Linen Thread and the Penned Flowers dies for the edging!

So I hope you enjoy this enough to make this part of your stamping experience! And remember, this DSP is FREE when you purchase the bundle!!! Winner winner chicken dinner!!!!!

Now hop over to Sandra's blog & see which SAB item she is featuring! You will want them all!!! Just click her name here or the icon below! Feel free to leave a happy comment!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

If you are not working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already I'd love to share all our amazingness with you!! You can contact me HERE!  

You can find all the items above at my online store HERE
You can find Paper Pumpkin HERE!

Wednesday, June 15, 2022



This month's New at SU Blog Hop is featuring some of our favorite suites from the new Annual Catalog! One thing no other company can match is Stampin' Up!'s coordination of products! They coordinate colors, dies, punches, DSP, etc., etc., etc.!  The suites give you great options of any number of these products! The suite I'm sharing this month is the Tea Boutique Suite

Here's my card:

So this suite offers the Cup of Tea stamp set, the Teacup Dies,                        the Tea Boutique 6x6 Designer Series Paper, and the Cards and Envelopes! I've used all but the cards & envelopes because when I ordered they were out of stock! They're baaaaacccckkk tho!!! Grab them while you can!! This DSP uses many of the new In Colors as well! That's a bonus for me!

I love all the little tea cups on the DSP! And the overlay cup here is so perfect over either your favorite color cardstock or even a nice DSP-like I did here! And how about the cute tea bag!!! Cute right? Although my husband wanted to know why there was greenery growing out of the tea! lol Seriously!!! lol

So go choose your favorite suite & start stamping! If you need inspiration simply check out the list below! You will find some amazing creations from around he world-literally! We are a global hop!  You can "travel" internationally!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2022



Happy Summer-well almost! It's finally beginning to feel like it, and our beautiful new 2022-2024 In Colors are certainly helping to brighten up the season!!! This month's Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop will give you tons of great ideas and visuals using our new In Colors! Which is your favorite? Mine I believe is         Starry Sky-although not using it this time! lol So enjoy our creations!

Here's my card:

I used 2 of the In-Colors-Sweet Sorbet and Parakeet Party. It has taken me a bit to warm up to Sweet Sorbet. I'm not a big "red" person. But after several creations I can honestly say I think it's my favorite SU red! And the Parakeet Party truly contrasts with it beautifully!!!

This card uses the flower images only from the Bottled Happiness stamp set. I absolutely love this image! The sentiment is from the Celebrating You stamp set!

So some of my favorite things about this year's In-Colors are the coordinating products! I've used a bunch here. The 2022-2024 In Color 6x6 Glimmer Paper, 2022-2024 In-Color Designer Series Paper (also 6x6), the 2022-2024 In Color Matte Decorative Dots, and the 2022-2024 Metallic Woven Ribbon! All in the Sweet Sorbet color! Well the dots are Parakeet Party! lol 

The only other element is the Frayed Ribbon from the big book and the      Layering Circle Dies. Super easy & fun card to create! Hope you like!

Now hop over to Deb's blog & check out her creation! Simply click on her  name here or the icon below to get there! Then keep hopping! These colors are my fave set of In Colors yet!!!! 

Happy Stampin'!!!

If you are not working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already I'd love to share all our amazingness with you!! You can contact me HERE!  

You can find all the items above at my online store HERE
You can find Paper Pumpkin HERE!

Tuesday, May 31, 2022



This month's Paper Pumpkin highlights our amazing new                             2022-2024 In-Colors!!!! Here on our Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop we are featuring some amazing alternative designs to the already amazing kit ideas! And I will admit, I had a tough time with an alternative for these!!! They are perfect just as they are!!!! 

But I did come up with one! Here it is:

As always, I prefer to use only what's in the kit for the alternatives to give you a "create on the go" creation or a design for when you don't have tons of materials! I did break the "rule" this time however!  I used only a piece of the gorgeous      2022-2024 In-Color Glimmer Paper!!! Oh ya, and a bit of the                       1/4" in-Color Ribbon and some In-Color Matte Dots!  lol  I couldn't stop!!!  And this was true creating on the go-I was on a mini vacation! So supplies were limited! But I'm happy with it! Hope you enjoy!!!

Here are the original designs in the kit:

And inside the card they provided this cute little pocket for a gift card or treat or monetary gift!!! You can add or not!

I really love this set! Now hop over to Darla's blog & see what she did with this kit!!! Simply click on her name here or on the icon below! I know you'll love what she did!!! Oh, we love comments!!!

Happy stampin'!

Wednesday, May 18, 2022


 So here we are this month at New at SU with Stampin' Up!'s beautiful new 2022-2024 In-Colors!! Now I love all the In-Colors, but I haven't fallen in love with them before so quickly!!! These are beautiful!!!!!

They are Parakeet Party, Tahitian Tide,  Orchid Oasis, Starry Sky, & Sweet Sorbet!! For these cards I've used all but Sweet Sorbet! Gotta admit my fave is the Starry Sky!!!

And if you know me you now I am a palm tree/beach/coconut drink kinda gal! This Paradise Palms stamp set is one of my faves! It has some amazing Dies to go with! But this card simply features the stamp set's beauty! Oh, and it has great sentiments too!!!

Here are my cards:

I've used a very simple technique that I call the "fade out masking technique"!   I simply cut the shapes out of copy paper with dies & layed them on the cardstock! Super easy!! The backgrounds were done with the Blending Brushes using the first 3 colors listed above. The palms were stamped with the Starry Sky! 

These cards took no time to create yet I absolutely LOVE the colors!!!! Add in some of the Orchid Oasis 1/8" Woven Metallic Ribbon & some Polished Dots & they are good to go!!!

I hope you enjoy the new In-Colors as much as we do!!! You will get some great ideas here!!! Please visit the rest of the blogs listed below for inspiration!

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, May 10, 2022


Welcome to this month's Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop!  Last month was for the ladies, this month is for the dudes in your life! We are featuring masculine cards! Check out all the cool creations!

Here's my card:

I am sooooo loving this Brewed for You Bundle!!! You get the really cool      Brewed for You stamp set plus the Brewed Dies! Lots & lots of fun beer stuffs! Can be used for other drinks too, but perfect for the brew lovers in your life!
And I particularly love that they included the hops in the dies! What a great idea!

It was so much fun using the window sheets as the glass! Works great when stamped with Black Stazon then cut with the die! Looks just like a glass!!!  The bottle turned out a bit darker than I planned but it's still pretty cool! Lots of clear embossing on it which doesn't really show up in the photo (looks kinda sparkly but not in real life!), but it looks like the outside of a growler bottle-if ya know ya know!!! lol

Other items I used for my card include the Heart & Home DSP (from the January
to June Mini Catalog),  Window Sheets, & the 3D Timber Embossing Folder!  Great guy stuffs!!!

So now if you want to check out some more head over to Sharon's blog! She's next in the lineup! Just click her name here or the icon below! Then keep going!!! Have fun! Cheers!

Happy Stampin'!

If you are not working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already I'd love to share all our amazingness with you!! You can contact me HERE!  

You can find all the items above at my online store HERE
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Tuesday, April 26, 2022


Welcome to this month's Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop! Change truly can be beautiful!!! And so is this kit!

Here's my card:

And here are the originals as designed:

This is a very pretty kit with a great fun fold! The cards are also super simple yet pack a cool punch! Each has a plain spot on the back for your special messages.

I always try to keep my alternatives to mostly the items in the kit to give ideas on what you can do without having all the bells & whistles! This time the only "outside the kit" items I used are the 2 different colors (Melon Mambo & Granny Apple Green) of cardstock! Everything else is from the kit! So with minimal materials you can create even this alternative!!!

I even had fun with the inside on this one:

Next up is Deb's blog! Can't wait to see what she did with this kit! Simply click her name here or the icon below!!! Then keep going for some great ideas on how to creatively use your Change is Beautiful kit!!!

If you are not working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already I'd love to share all our amazingness with you!! You can contact me HERE!  

You can find all the items above at my online store HERE
You can find Paper Pumpkin HERE!


Wednesday, April 20, 2022



This month on our New at SU Blog Hop we are celebrating                                 Moms, Dads, Brides & Grads!!!                                                                             Lots of great spring events coming up! Good to have these on hand for whatever comes down the road! You'll get some great ideas here!

Here's my card:

I chose a generic "congratulations" card because I think it would work for a wedding, anniversary, Mother's Day, maybe a graduation of sorts. 

This was created with the lovely Daffodil Dream/Daffodil Dies Bundle from the January to June 22 Mini Catalog! Fortunately these products are carrying over into the new Annual Catalog! I absolutely love it! They are perfect images for coloring with our amazing Stampin' Blends!

And it's simplicity works well on the Heart & Home DSP! I wish this would continue! So versatile!  

Sentiment is from Happy and Heartfelt. It's cut using the Tasteful Labels Dies! It's all finished off with the Pale Papaya Open Weave Ribbon & the                  '21-'23 In-Color Jewels!

Be sure to hop around to catch the other great creations! You are sure to find something perfect for your occasion!!! The list of our blog hop is below!!! Enjoy!

Happy Stampin'!

If you are not working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already I'd love to share all our amazingness with you!! You can contact me HERE!  

You can find all the items above at my online store HERE
You can find Paper Pumpkin HERE!

Tuesday, April 12, 2022



I can't believe we are already getting our spring on & talking about Mother's Day!!! Now I know it's a month away, but crafting needs to start early! So on this month's Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop you'll get some good "girlie" ideas-and what's more girlie than moms-and what's more moms than Mother's Day! 

Here's my card this month:

I did decide on a Mother's Day card. This is a fairly simple card using the beautiful Flowering Fields DSP as the main focal point! They are lovely tulips! This DSP is beautiful! And fortunately it coordinates fairly well with the Timeless Tulips duo-Timeless Tulips stamp set  & Tulip Builder Punch. Getting my last hurrah out of the stamp set for sadly it's retiring this year.  But you can still get it until May 2! 

The Pastel Pearls will continue over, but the                                               Highland Heather Grosgrain ribbon will not.  Only other supplies besides inks & paper are the Layering Circles Dies. Not sure what I'd do without those!

Hope this inspires your Mother's Day creativity! It's also a lovely girlie card for any sentiment-just change out the sentiment! Girlie to me means colorful & flowery & pretty! And I think this card qualifies!!!

Sharon's blog is up next on the hop! Cant wait to see what she's designed for us! Simply click her name here or the icon below-then keep hopping around! Lots of great girlie stuffs to see this month!!!

Happy Stampin'!

If you are not working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already I'd love to share all our amazingness with you!! You can contact me HERE!  

You can find all the items above at my online store HERE
You can find Paper Pumpkin HERE!

Wednesday, March 30, 2022



We are "hopping" on to feature some of our very favorite Last Chance items! When they're gone, they're gone for good! :(  But still available now so get them while you can! Here are some great tributes to the amazing products! Maybe you will be able to grab one!!!

Here's another card:

These both use the Daisy Lane stamp set, and the second uses the Daisy Punch.  Both are going buh bye! So sad! This has been one of my faves forever!!! I'm also using the retiring 2020-2022 In-Colors! This Bumblebee will be sorely missed by me!!!!

However, most products used are also retired! Here's what I used-PLUS the retiring In-Colors! Copping to retired ribbon but it's in the In-Colors so I won't be using it much soon!

You are now ready to travel through the rest of the Retirement Parade! You won't want to miss any of the other "last chance" products we've loved and collect the fabulous ideas shared!


Tuesday, March 29, 2022



We know that many subscribers are waiting on their kits. While we are waiting we are doing a Kit Reunion this month so you will see ideas from various past Paper Pumpkin kits. We are getting busy with the Paper Pumpkin stamp sets and kit leftovers that we have on our shelves. Hopefully this will inspire you to tackle some of your older kits too. You might also see some Beyond the Horizon projects, it is sure to be a variety of projects to delight you!

Well, I was one of the lucky ones who received the kit on time!!! Woot woot!!  So my card is actually an alternative from the brandy new March Beyond the Horizon kit!!!! Here it is:

And here are the originals from the kit:

This month's kit has a beautiful new and EXTRA stamp set!!! There are some very pretty flowers included! I so wanted to play with that stamp set, so I've used it here in my card! I do try hard to use only items from the kit! The only non-kit item I used are the Layering Circles Dies and of course some of the ink colors! That really cool ribbon is included! And so is that beautiful leaf die cut! It's a great kit!!!!

Now hop over to June's blog to see which kit she is using! Did hers come in or is she enjoying one of our older kits? Just click on her name here or the icon below to find out! Enjoy the hop!

Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, March 16, 2022


Welcome to this month's New at Stampin' Up! Blog Hop! We are a group of demonstrators from around the world! This month we are CASEing the             Annual Catalog using products from the January to June Mini Catalog! What fun!!!!!

Here is my card:

And here is the photo from the Annual Catalog-page 43!

It's a simple CASE (Copy and Share Everything)! I love these little ladybugs-my granddaughter is my little ladybug, so they hold special meaning for me!
The Hello Ladybug stamp set bundled with the Ladybug Punch really makes this fun & easy!
I didn't have any DSP that I thought would be just right so I created my own using the leaf from the stamp set! Add some Black Matte Dots & it's a fun little card! Simple & sweet-like the strawberries!

I love this layout! Perfect for these little punches!!!

Next up on our hop is Ginger! Click her name here or the icon below & visit her blog! Then check our all the other CASEs! This was a lot of fun!

Happy Stampin'!

Stamping the Cape - Easter Friends

Stamping With the Copper Cropper - Seas the Day

Creative Juice by Loni - Cactus Cuties

De Kijkkast - Symbols of Fortune

Playing with Paper Crafting - Arfully Composed

Stampin Xime - Flowering Tulips

Stampin’ Dreams - Boughs & Blossoms

Carterie Plus - Flowering Tulips

Scraphexe - Flowering Flowers

Stamping Scene - Tulip Fields

Tricia’s Stamping Creations - On the Horizon

Stamping Flair - Arfully Layered

24/7 Inkspiration - Let’s Set Sail

If you are not working with a Stampin' Up! demonstrator already I'd love to share all our amazingness with you!! You can contact me HERE!  

You can find all the items above at my online store HERE
You can find Paper Pumpkin HERE!