Sweet Baby

I love making baby cards and the stamp set Sweet Baby makes adorable ones! Whoever the artist is for this set does an awesome job of capturing the cuteness of little ones.

Sweet Baby cards

I am going to be playing with this set this week so expect to see more baby cards. We are doing one of these cards for my Card Class in May. You get to pick the boy or the girl to make or you can do a gender neutral one.

sweet baby girl card

I love the little headband in this one. I remember when my girls were little and I would put these on them. Of course they never stayed on very long which is probably good because they always made indents in their heads! But they did look cute.

This stamp set is great for scrapbooks too. That was my original intention when I first ordered it. My middle daughter loved her Johnny Jumper and one of the stamps shows that. I am pretty far behind on my scrapbooks so I will be holding onto this stamp set for awhile.

But it is retiring at the end of the catalog period so if you want it now is the time to get it.

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I hope you enjoyed looking at the cards. And don’t forget to add Sweet Baby to your collection so you can make some adorable cards with it.

Vibrant and Varied Vases

Did you know there are two stamp sets that go with the Vases Builder Punch, Vibrant Vases and Varied Vases? One is in the Annual Catalog and is still bundled for a 10% savings. The other, Vibrant Vases is in the Occasions Catalog. I just love it when you can get more use out of a tool!

Here is a card I made at our retreat using Vibrant Vases.

vibrant vases card
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This was so fun to make. I used the Delicate Lace Edgelits on the gorgeous Share What You Love paper to make the loops for the sewing. These edgelits can get lost in the catalog. I almost missed them. Hopefully they will carry over because there are so many things you can do with them.

This is another idea for the edgelits. I just love the lacy and elegant look they give to a card.

delicate lace edgelits card

I had another card using the Tea Together stamp and die set but couldn’t find it because my organization skills aren’t the best! My crafting space is very messy and I am working on reorganizing it. All my stuff is still laying all over the place since coming home from the retreat. I thought maybe I could organize while putting it away, but there is still too much to do up there!


Speaking of organizing, have you seen the new storage items from Stampin Up! I am so excited to get mine. They will be carrying over into the new catalog but they are warning us already that they may sell out. Storage is a hot item right now. I guess everyone wants to get organized!

So don’t wait too long to order. Go over to my store and add the storage items to start getting organized. And don’t forget to add the Varied Vases bundle and save 10%.

Best Catch

Have you seen the bundle Best Catch from Stampin Up! yet? I bought it awhile ago because these masculine sets have a habit of selling out toward the end of the catalog period (remember the tool set!). I just started playing with it at our Crafty Retreat this last weekend. What a great set to make those masculine cards! Especially if you have a fisherman in you family! Here are a couple cards I came up with.

I love this one because it looks like the fish is on the fishing line and gives it a 3D look when you pop it up. Plus it was fun to color.

Best Catch card

This one is a little simpler to color but still fun.

Best Catch card

I love this set and am already planning some scrapbook pages with it.

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Have you seen the new storage system by Stampin Up? I am so excited to get this. I ordered it at the beginning of the week and am waiting for it to come in. I’m trying to organize my craft room and I think this will make my work space much more user friendly.

There is a video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoOIH6XquDA&feature=youtu.be that you can watch to see how many ways you can put it together.

I think both these items are awesome and I don’t want you to miss out on them. The storage is going to be carried over into the annual catalog. But if you want Best Catch, don’t wait because there are no guarantees that it will make it to the next catalog.

Bath Salts

I had fun making bath salts the other day. You know how it goes. You’re trying to clean your craft room and stumble upon a cool item and get sidetracked. In this case, it was the test tubes that I picked up on the clearance rack a while ago. I never know what to put in them so I never did anything with them. Then I thought Bath salts! So no more cleaning and actually made more of a mess!

rose lavender bath salts

I had some dried lavender and rose petals and just added them to some epsom salt with a little lavender essential oil. It smelled wonderful and I am looking forward to trying them.

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I wanted to show you another card I made with the Tea Together set. I used vellum paper and notecards to make this and am very pleased with the way it turned out.

vellum card using Tea Together stamp set

The picture doesn’t show how pretty it really is. My daughter just got married and she was my photography help! So I guess I’m going to have to learn to take my own now.

I embossed both the teapot and the flowers and leaves and then colored the teapot on the back with alcohol markers. Coloring on vellum can be a challenge because it doesn’t soak into the paper but rather sits on top of it. So I tried to leave little “pools” of ink to give it a old look. Then I centered the note card and glued it to the back of the vellum card. I love the lacy elegant look of the card.

This card would be perfect for the tea lovers among you.

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I hope you will try this card. It is a little time consuming with the background embossing, but it is well worth it for the final product.

More Sale-A-Bration

There are now more options for FREE product during Sale-A-Bration! Starting today until the end of the month the list below has items that you can earn for free. Just be sure to use the numbers under the pictures when ordering and not the regular catalog numbers.

3rd release of free product for Sale-A-Bration

I think some of these products will disappear fast so don’t wait. Head over to my store and earn some of this product for free!

Country Floral Embossing Folder

I just love the new embossing folder that is available in the new releases for Sale-a-bration! It is one of the most gorgeous ones to date and you are going to want it! I can’t wait to show you what you can do with it! It is called the Country Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder and it is only available with a $50 purchase through the end of March. Hopefully it will be carried over into the new annual catalog. But just in case it isn’t, don’t miss out on it.

It makes a deep beautiful image that is perfect for a background. But I wanted to step it up a bit so I inked it up before running it through the Big Shot. I used the same color ink as the paper and this is how it turned out.

It is so beautiful! It adds more depth and is stunning. My pictures don’t show how pretty it is. Here is a card I made with it.

The embossed image is so pretty and the rose on it deserved the spotlight so I had an idea to cut the teapot out of it and came up with this.

It fit so perfectly. I’m sure I will be playing with this folder a lot more in the future.

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Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
Lemon Lime Twist 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin' Pad
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
Grapefruit Grove 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin' Pad
Balmy Blue 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
Painted Seasons Cling Stamp Set
Enjoy Life Photopolymer Stamp Set
Tea Together Cling Stamp Set
Tea Time Framelits Dies

Thanks for stopping by and looking. Don’t forget to buy this folder before it is too late!

Inspire Your Heart

Today is Inspire Your Heart With Art day! What a great idea for a day. If it wasn’t so cold outside (we’re up to single digits now!) I would go to our local art museum. But if I don’t have to go outside, I’m not going to. So instead of looking at art, I decided to make some.

I have had this stamp set since it first came out. I loved the look of it and the die cuts, coordinating paper, and embellishments are awesome. But somehow it got pushed aside and I never used it. I actually used the embellishments on another card which made me decide to pull it out. Here is the card I made.

When I first saw this set I had a vision in mind for those little beads so it was fun to try to create it today.


Sea Of Textures Clear-Mount Bundle

Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper

Tranquil Textures Sprinkles

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Tranquil Tide 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Mint Macaron 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

Fresh Fig 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin' Pad

The actual card that made me pull out this set is one of the Sale-A-Bration sets that you can earn for free. If you purchase the the Sea of Textures bundle and buy either the DSP or the Sprinkles you would qualify to get the Hello Cupcake set free.

I just love that cupcake! The possibilities are endless for the different flavors you could use. Chocolate is next on my list.

Thanks for stopping by. I hope your heart is inspired by art today!

Polka Dots

Did you know that today is National Polka Dot Day! Who knew? Well, obviously people who like polka dots. Polka dots are so much fun. They are so light, refreshing and…well, just fun! So I decided to do a card using them.

First I had to find paper.

Luckily Stampin Up! has a wide variety. Polka Dots come in all the color families we have, including the in-colors. They come in the handy 6X6 size

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Brights Designer Series Paper Stack

Subtles 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

Regals 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack

In Color 2017–2019 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

In Color 2018–2020 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper

I decided to do a Valentine’s Day card using the notecards and the Hey Love set. I’m going to be doing this card for a group of 10 -12 year olds, so I wanted something cute and that stamp set fits.

Such a quick and easy card if you need to make a bunch for a child’s class or event. And that skunk is too cute, as are the other images in the set. Makes me sad that my kids are past the age where they need cards like this.

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Hey Love Cling Stamp Set



Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad



Smoky Slate Dark Stampin' Blends Marker



Real Red Light Stampin' Blends



Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes



Regals 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper



If you need some quick and easy valentines, this is a great set. It’s simple enough that your kids can help .
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Love at First Sight

Did you ever see something and just know you had to have it. I felt that way when I saw the Floral Romance Specialty Designer Series Paper. I love the look of vellum and the two designs in this pack are just gorgeous. I’m also a sucker for leaves so the other two patterns grabbed my attention too. Plus you get three of each sheet instead of the normal two. It quickly made it’s way into my shopping cart.

I was anxious to use it so I decided to use hearts since that was the theme of my class this month. Here is the card I made.

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The stamp set Part of My Story is a Sale-A-Bration item so you can get it free with a $50 purchase. There are other wonderful item that you can earn too. Contact me if I can help or you would like a catalog. Or go to the Shop Now button and get this beautiful vellum for yourself.

I hope you enjoyed my card. Thanks for stopping by.

New Year’s Resolutions?

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I used to but I stopped a few years ago. In reality though, I think I’ve always made them in the back of my mind. I just wanted to avoid not keeping them. Most of them involve organization! So this year I am again going to try to get organized.

I love the planner Stampin Up! has come out with. I used their old one for over a year before they came out with this one. I wasn’t going to switch but this one has a holder for a pen and I’m always loosing them.

You can start in any month because the dates are blank. I decided to start this one in January because it’s the beginning of the year and that goes with new resolutions.

I love the weekly pages because you can use them in so many different ways. I divide mine into three sections for the different things I want to keep track of. Some people use them for journals and they would be so fun to decorate.

Since I used the old one for quite awhile, I’m sure this will help me keep to my organizing resolution.

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Love Today Planner Kit
Love Today Planner Kit



Love Today Planner Kit Refill
Love Today Planner Kit Refill



The Love Today Planner is on sale in the clearance rack. But I don’t know how long it will be there. I hope your New Year is a good one and you can get organized if you are not (like me!). And I just wanted to mention that my daughter took the pictures!

Perks Of Being A Demonstrator

One of the perks of being a demo is that you get the new stuff first! I just love opening my boxes from Stampin Up! Of course I love opening any package that has good things in it, but when I know it has new product to try, I’m extra excited.

Here is my latest!

It has some new product that will only be available during November. I can’t wait to share some ideas with you! So stay tuned for some fun cards and projects.

And if you’re interested in more of the benefits from being a demo check out my link here. I would love to have you join my team and start enjoying the benefits now.

Happy Stamping!

Happy World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day! I hope you get to spend the day crafting. Unfortunately I won’t get to spend as much time as I would like. To many things to do (like housework) that I have been neglecting lately. But I did want to share another card I made using Country Home.


I even used little pieces of a Q-tip to make cotton! Love this set!

Tomorrow is the last day to order from the World Card Making Day sale. You can find the items here. https://www.stampinup.com/ecweb/products/10040/world-card-making-day?utm_source=olo&utm_medium=main-ad&utm_campaign=homepage-refresh

Have a great day!

Four Seasons of Country Home

I was playing with the stamp set Country Home and wishing they would have made it with all the different seasonal stamps. I love the milk jug and pitcher. I have some of those around my house because I love the look.  It is right up my alley. So I went digging to see what I could find to make it something I could use all year long. Here are the cards I came up with.


I used the watercolor pencils on this one and embossed the Galvanized paper with the new Tin Tile Embossing Folder. You are going to want this one!

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This one uses the Designer Series Paper Joyous Noel. This paper is fabulous. Pictures don’t do it justice. I also used the stamp set In Every Season for the next 3 cards. It was a prize patrol at our last Onstage event (perks of being a demo! ask me how) and I hadn’t used it yet. Absolutely perfect to add the different seasons.

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For this one I used the Stampin Blends to color.

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Who doesn’t love daisies in the summer. Back to watercolor pencils on this one.

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I hope you enjoyed my cards. Thanks for looking and contact me if you want any of these products.


Blended Seasons

This month only you can order the bundle Blended Seasons. It is a great set for year round crafting and I have been having fun playing with it. Since fall is coming up on us, I made the following card.


I love the look of the three different colors of foil paper. Sorry the picture quality isn’t good. My camera died and I can’t find the charger! So I used my phone. But you get the idea. I love how it pops on the blackberry bliss DSP.


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After I finished it I thought that it would make a great Christmas card too, so I pulled out the glitter paper and here is what I came up with. Same basic layout with a different die and a different season!
Both of these cards look so much better in person. They shine and glitter and look so nice.

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This set is very versatile and it is only available in August. The best part is that during the month of August, Stampin’ Up! is having their Bonus Days! For every $50 you spend you get a $5 coupon good in the month of September. And guess when the Holiday Catalog goes live. That’s right. September.  So take advantage of both specials and save.
 Look for more ideas for this set in upcoming posts too.
Have a great day!

Sitting Pretty

The Sitting Pretty bundle was one of the stamp sets that I knew I wanted to get right away. I love the bench die cut and my mind was full of ideas on how to use it. One of the ways I decided on was to do white on white.

Sitting Pretty


I love this layout because you can use it with so many different sentiments.

I added the little bird in this one.

All that with just white. Can you imagine it with color!


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