August Christmas Card Class by Mail

Painted Harvest PP set

How can an Autumn-based stamp set be turned into a Christmas card? Well, if you use your imagination and creativity, which I have plenty of both, this is the next stamp set I am using to create a beautiful Christmas card. Remember, you will receive enough supplies to create 10 cards (card stock, envelopes, and accessories, plus any Big Shot die cutting as well as any Washi Tape will already be done) plus a completed card to follow along with in order to save me from having to create a video or pdf file (for a total of 11 cards). All you will have to do is stamp, color and put together the cards using your own inks and favorite adhesives. How much will this cost you? I only charge $20 per class plus shipping. You can purchase the stamp set separately, or you can choose to add it along with the cost of the class. Either way, this is one class you won’t want to miss. Orders for the class need to be placed with me no later than August 20th, 2018, and classes will ship to you by the end of August. Please contact me  with your order for this month’s Christmas Card by Mail asap so you don’t miss out! Limited number of classes are available, so don’t wait too long. When contacting me for this class, please use August 2018 Christmas Card CBM in the subject line so I know which class you are referring to.

As always, stay creatively stamping!



August Blog Hop

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Yes, it’s that time of the month again! This month’s theme is summer time! I know everyone has their own idea of what summer entails, but to me it means bright colors, butterflies, flowers, and a lot of sunshine! It also means being able to spend a lot of time outside enjoying these things! In order to put these ideas into a card, I used a couple bright colors, some flowers, and a couple of butterflies! Here’s my finished card:

August blog hop card

Using the new Stamparatus positioning tool, I created the flower and butterfly wreath using the stamps from the Serene Garden Photopolymer Stamp set. (Lovely tutorial for making wreaths using the Stamparatus by Dawn Olchefske, by the way!) I used So Saffron and Shaded Spruce ink on Whisper White card stock. I mounted the wreath on Garden Impressions DSP, and then again on Whisper White card stock. The leaves and 1-1/4 ” circle are punched from the new Call Me Clover 2018-2020 In Color collection, as well as some vellum paper. That big bow on the front of the card is the Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon. I used Dimensionals to pop the wreath piece up off the base card, which is also made of Whisper White card stock and Garden Impressions DSP, then decorated with a couple Basic Pearls. Nice summer-y colors with a little bit of glitz, ready to send off for a summer birthday or maybe even as a thank you card!

By now I hope you are beginning to settle in to all the new products in the 2018 catalog, and finding some new favorites! August will be the second month of my Christmas Card Classes by Mail, and those of you who did last month’s class now have 10 cards ready to go! I will be posting the next class’s stamp set by week’s end, so get ready for another round of 10 cards to be headed your way with another cute stamp set!

Paper Pumpkin will be on sale for 50% off the first month (new subscribers only) if you subscribe by August 10th. I LOVE these kits! You get everything you need in one little box to create a different project every month, right to your door!

The Holiday Mini Catalogs will be available in September, and I will be previewing samples from the catalog all month long. Keep checking back to see what your favorite Holiday items will be! I already have a couple of ideas of what mine will be!

If you are looking for more great summer ideas for your paper crafting, hop on over to the next blog, Stamping With Di. (If you get lost along the way, just click the back button until you arrive back here, then start over with the links posted below the Next Blog button. It’s as easy as that!)

Oh…if you like the idea of hoppin’ between the blogs like I do, and want to try it for yourself, or want to know how to get any of the products you see used in any of the projects along the way at a discount, just contact me (or any of the ladies along the way) to find out how to join our team! We’ll be glad to help you!

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Here’s a list of the products used to create my project. Just click on the picture to go shopping.

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I’m back from time off…

Blooming Summer Savings

and it’s been quite a month! Specials galore abound, and will be continuing for the next few months! Keep checking back for the latest news on what’s happening with me and Stampin’ UP over the next couple days and weeks! This sale ends August 10, 2018, and is available for 1st time Paper Pumpkin subscribers! Click here to place your Paper Pumpkin subscription now! Don’t miss out on all the fun Paper Pumpkin kits can bring to your paper crafting!

Blogging around the…

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Well, I was going to say block, but since it’s the monthly blog hop again, I guess I should say Hopping around the blogs! LOL This month’s theme is, of course, Red, White, and Blue in honor of the 4th of July. I am happy to say that celebrating this country’s birthday is something I do with pride, and anyone who has a birthday in July is lucky to celebrate right along side our flag. Anyway, I used two different shades of Reds and Blues to complement the White to create my cards this month.

The first card is a birthday card, with a “dark theme” of red, white, and blue.

I used Night of Navy, Whisper White, and Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  For the back of the circle, I used the new Garden Impressions 6×6 Designer Series Paper. Ribbon of Courage is the stamp set that contains both the greeting and the cute little heart on the inside, which was perfectly cut out with the matching framelits die set called Support Ribbon Framelits Dies. To round out the front of the card, I used Silver Mini Sequins ribbon and the Layering Circle Framelits Dies. The circles are placed one on top of the other with Snail adhesive, then on top of the cardstock with Dimensionals. There are also two Basic Rhinestone on the top and bottom of the greeting. The inside of the card is created with the “Happy Birthday” Framelits Dies, but embossed with the  new Big Shot Embossing Mats. I really like the deeper tones of the Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler to create this card, and the silver just adds the extra sparkle to make this card perfect for July 4th.

The second card, a celebration card, uses Real Red and Blueberry Bushel (one of the new In Colors) to highlight the Whisper White.


The Garden Impressions 6×6 DSP is enhancing the bottom of the card, and the Basic Rhinestones offset the upper left corner and small greeting banner. The Rose is from the Beautiful Day stamp set, and the greeting is from the Tabs for Everything stamp set. The rose is colored with the blue and red Brusho Crystal Color, and the Daffodil, Pumpkin, and Old Olive Blends alcohol markers. There are Basic Pearls to highlight the center of the rose to finish it off. Both the small banner and the rose are attached to the card base with Dimensionals. Sending someone this card for the 4th, especially for a birthday, would give them a Red, White, and Blue day for sure!

If you like either of the ideas shown here on my blog, just click on the “shop now” button at the top of the page, or click here to go to my store to place an order for any item.

With July 4th around the corner, from here you can hop on over to Barb’s blog, beelinestamping, where you’ll find more great ideas for a Red, White and Blue day.

If would you like to join next month’s blog hop, it’s easy. Just join me (or any of us below) as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and you can hop along each month.  Just ask for more details.

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If you get lost along the way, just hit the back button until you get back here. Follow the links directly, or hit the next button to start over again. Have fun hoppin’!

As always, stay creatively stamping!



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Last Chance for June’s Christmas card!

Today is the last chance to order your first Christmas Card by Mail and start preparing for  that last-minute Christmas Card rush in December! Remember, with this class by mail, you’ll get supplies to make 20 cards along with 20 envelopes, with the Big Shot items already done for you. All you will need to do is color, stamp and assemble your cards with your own choices and adhesives…it only costs $20 (btw, that’s only $2 per card for a beautiful handmade Christmas card that you can honestly say you made yourself!) plus shipping. (For those of you that don’t have the stamp set yet, the wood mount set, $28, as well as the clear mount set, $21, are also available for order, just let me know which one you prefer so I can get it for you along with your class supplies.)

Here is a preview of what the Christmas card for June will look like…sort of since the finished product will be slightly different once it’s colored and finally decorated.

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I hope it inspires you start getting creative ideas for your Christmas cards. Oh, and this stamp set will have a Halloween project coming up in September, so it will get double duty 🙂 😀 🙂

Please send your class order to asap so I can get you into the last remaining spots before the window closes at midnight EDT. Time is running out!

As always, stay creatively stamping!


Are you?

Are you someone who loves the look of handmade Christmas cards? Are you someone who wishes you had more time to get them done? Are you someone who wishes you had inspiration to create them? Or are you someone who just doesn’t like the hassle of making all those cards all at once, then all of a sudden it’s December and it’s too late to make a bunch of cards last-minute? Here’s the solution: start making your Christmas cards now, a few at a time…10 to be exact…with my Christmas Card Classes by Mail.

Here’s how it works: Every month, I choose a stamp set to use for the class by mail, I do most of the hard work (meaning whatever needs to cut, done on the Big Shot, or the like), and all you have to do is the assembling with your supplies from home! Basically, the class includes 10 cards, comes right to your door ready to assemble, complete with matching envelopes, and you get to assemble everything when you’re ready using your supplies (your ink, stamp set, markers and adhesives). I even send you a completed card to follow so I don’t have create a PDF or video. Best of all, by the time Christmas comes along, all your Christmas cards will be finished and ready to mail out (or ready to address and then mail out, depending on how much preparation you’ve done ahead of time).

So, how much is this going to cost me (the question that is on everyone’s mind when something sounds too easy!!)? The best part about my classes by mail is I really don’t charge much. For all the supplies necessary for 10 cards, 1 completed card to follow along with, the class costs $20 a month, plus shipping.

Next question going through your mind…no, you don’t have to sign up for EVERY class. Choose the ones you want, or choose them all. Each Christmas Card class by mail is $20 per month. If you need any other supplies, such as the stamp set, please let me know when you place your order for the class so I can order the stamp set and send it out with the rest of the class supplies.

If you are someone who absolutely loves the look of handmade Christmas cards, and would love to have some ready for this coming Christmas, this is the perfect way to get them completed and ready to go! Contact me asap so you get started with your Christmas cards now!

This month’s Christmas Card Class by Mail will be using the stamp set called Seasonal Chums.  (I will be doing a Halloween class by mail with this set later in September as well.) Here’s what this set looks like:

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If you need the stamp set, wood mount set is $29.00, cling mount is $21.00. Although there is a matching framelits die set, unless you want to purchase it as well you will not need this for my class. I will have all your items die cut for you. This class will have 5 snowman cards and 5 reindeer cards.

Class fees are due by the 15th of each month, and supplies will be shipped the last week of each month, but since things are starting a bit late, I will make an exception for this month. Class fees, if interested, are due by the 20th, and supplies will be shipped the first week in July.

Drop me a quick email at asap if you are interested in this month’s Christmas Card Class by Mail, and if you would like the stamp set (wood or cling mount) as well, so I can send you the paypal link.

As always, stay creatively stampin’


Who ever said Stampin’ UP is just for cards???

As you well know, Stampin’ UP’s alcohol markers are the best in the industry, at least in my opinion. Well, let me fill you in on a couple of bits of information that most regular stampers might not know. Classic car and street rod enthusiasts absolutely love to have mock ups of their “dream cars.” Just ask Chip Foose and he’ll tell just how much lol. Those mock ups are hand drawn, colored with alcohol markers, and then presented to the client as a memento from the designer/upholsterer/artist that created the newly designed car or street rod. Having just stated this information, I wanted to also pass along some news that might help some of our demonstrators. My DDF (dear darling fiance, in case many of you were wondering what that meant) is a street rod upholsterer, and specializes in custom interiors. He needs to make mock ups for his customers, and sometimes these mock ups take multiple attempts (both with his customers as well at the drawing board) to get the perfect look. He just did his first mock-up with MY SET OF STAMPIN’ BLENDS (instead of his own alcohol markers)!!!

So, now with the color revamp in the new 2018 catalog, the Stampin’ Blends alcohol marker collection is larger and I will be able to not only meet my own color needs but my fiance’s color needs as well. It also means I will also have to keep more Whisper White Thick cardstock on hand for him so he can create his one of a kind mock ups for his clients, and so I can continue to use it for my projects. Not only do I absolutely love Stampin’ UP’s alcohol markers, but my fiance has taken over my workspace for his coloring needs! I can’t wait to see all the finished mock ups that get created with Stampin’ UP’s Stampin’ Blends!

If you know an artisan who loves to create their works of art with alcohol markers, send them on over to get a set of Stampin’ Blends (pg 205)! They can’t go wrong with a full set of the markers, and as an independent demonstrator who uses them all the time myself, I can’t recommend them enough for those special products.

I hope this little tip helps many of you stay creatively stampin’ as always!



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…to June, our monthly Blog Hop, the new catalog launch…and sooooo much more!!! I am so excited to finally introduce you to Stampin’ UP’s new catalog! With great new color lineups, wonderful new products, and a goodbye to some of my favorite colors, this new catalog year will bring some fantastic project ideas, starting with a Christmas card class beginning with this month (June…and details will follow).

Despite the busy schedules here, there is always time to create beautiful projects. Here’s a card made for a birthday swap that uses one of the new In Color colors called Blueberry Bushel. It also uses Whisper White cardstock. The In Color line up is so pretty with 5 new colors to last over the next 2 years, I think you’ll love them as much as I do! With this card I used Blueberry Bushel cardstock, ink, and ribbon. I also used the new Painted Glass stamp set, which looks like stained glass pieces, the Label Me Pretty stamp set, and the Delightfully Detailed Laser-cut Specialty Paper.


Here’s another card I made using products from the Share What You Love Suite, and a few other products. I used the Painted Glass stamp set, and the Garden Impressions DSP as well. The base of this card is on Blackberry Bliss, one of my old favorites that is part of the color revamp (oh I’m so in color heaven with this catalog!!), which goes so perfectly with not only the Garden Impressions DSP but the Share What You Love DSP as well. I also used the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Black Ink, the Pearlized Doilies, Mint Macaroon cardstock, and the Silver 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon.



To see the entire color revamp that’s included in the new catalog, click here to watch a short video that describes all the changes. Not only are the old In Color group retiring (2016-2018), but as I mentioned before, the new group (2018-2020) of In Color inks, papers, markers, and accessories are introduced. The retiring colors as well as the new colors are introduced, and the returning favorites are also announced!

And for those of you who missed ordering your own Stamparatus, it’s now available!! Don’t wait to get this amazing tool! I used it to create each of the cards above! One of the issues I have always had was not putting enough pressure on my stamps to create an evenly inked image, so I would either have to re-stamp and hope I could realign the image properly, or just re-stamp the image on a new piece of cardstock. Now, with the Stamparatus, I can re-stamp the image as many times as I need to without having to worry about ghost images or wasting cardstock! The Stamparatus lines up my stamped images perfectly each and every time!! If you want to know how, just send me a quick comment by clicking on “Contact Me” at the top of the page. I’ll help you place your order and walk you through your first use of the Stamparatus! I just know you’ll come to love it just as much as I do.

I hope you are just as excited as I am to see all the new and exciting products in this new catalog. If you can’t wait to get started on projects of your own, stop by my webstore and place your order for any of the products above, or any of the new products you see in the brand new 2018 catalog. I hope you enjoy browsing through the pages as much as I do!

For more ideas and projects from the new Stampin’ UP catalog, check out the other blogs in this month’s hop. Just click on the button below, or follow the next links below the button. Remember if you get lost, just hit your back button until you arrive back here at my blog and then follow the links to wherever you want to be. If you want to let me know you liked any of the projects shown on this or any of my other posts, please click the “Contact Me” button at the top of the page. It’s that simple! Enjoy the hoppin’, and I “hop” you get plenty of inspiration for the new catalog!

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As always, keep on creatively stamping!


Last Day to Pre-order!!

As of midnight, May 31, 2018, the 2017-2018 catalog will be retired. That means that today, May 31st is the last day to pre-order your Share What You Love Suite goodies. The pearlized doilies, the mint macaroon and blackberry bliss cardstock, the Rich Razzleberry Velvet ribbon…all in kits that fit almost every budget. Stop by my webstore to pick up your bundle before the pre-order sale ends at midnight!

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Enjoy the suite bundled sale, and as always, have a creatively stampin’ day!



That’s right!!! There’s only 6 more days until the new 2018 Annual Catalog arrives, bringing new and exciting products to your door…and mine!! June 1st is the launch day for the NEW 2018 Stampin’ UP Annual Catalog, and I am so thrilled. Joining the mix of exclusive colors, there will be brand new colors to explore, as well as a couple of returning favorites. I can’t wait to start using Blackberry Bliss again!!

One of the many changes you might notice is the new ink pad case! It’s a bit smaller in size, but it’s the same great ink pad on the inside, and it’s sooo much easier to open! The new case opens just like a compact does, so no more push-slide-flip to get to the ink pad! YAY!

There are plenty of new stamp sets to replace the retired sets, as well as new framelits.  and new bundles, too! I have already pre-ordered some of my favorite things from the catalog, and can’t wait to start with classes again!

Oh my goodness! I hope you are just as excited as I am about the new catalog, and are looking forward to another fun year of creatively stamping with me!

Have a safe and happy Memorial Day!