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A perfect little gift...

I need a quick little thank you gift for a neighbor. What better than a pack of four Florida-themed cards all tied up with a bow!

This design was inspired by a card I received from my upline, Denise Waddell of California! I added SHIMMER paint - love the look!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: By the Seashore #126530 wood or #126532 clear, Sassy Salutations #126705 wood or #126707 clear
  • Cardstock: Sahara Sand #121043, Pool Party #122924, Very Vanilla #101650
  • Ink: Crumb Cake #126975
  • Accessories: Color Spritzer Tool #107066, Brights Stampin' Write Markers #119702, Stampin' Spritzer #126185, Frost White Shimmer Paint #116854

Razzleberry birthday!

An extra fancy Birthday card for an extra special person! This Rich Razzleberry card is double embossed and topped off with a giant bow.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Best of Birthdays #132929 Clear only
  • Cardstock: Whisper White # 100730, Rich Razzleberry #115316, Pink Pirouette #111351
  • Ink: Basic Black #126980, Rich Razzleberry #126950
  • Accessories: Silver Glimmer Paper #124005, 1-1/4" Pink Pirouette/Rose Red Two Tone Ribbon #129294, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Designer Frames Embossing Folders #123130, Vinage Wallpaper Embossing Folder #120175 Vintage wallpaper emb folder

"Ears to You" by guest stamper...

SueAnn Bamberg of Freeport, IL is my guest stamper today! Look at this sweet Easter card in yummy colors - very chocolatey!!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Ears to You #132659 clear only
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Chocolate Chip #102128, Crumb Cake #120953, Pool Party #122924
  • Ink: Markers were used for color
  • Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439, Stripes Embossing Folder #123128, Naturals Designer Button #127554, Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack: FREE w/ purchase for Sale-A-Bration 2013

Swappin' Crazy!

I signed up for a Masculine Card swap among Stampin' Up! Demonstrators! This is a simple card know the "TRICK!"

GRID PAPER # 102787 is the trick!! Center the three neutral layers that you will be stamping, on the center line of the grid paper. Visually, line up the center of the stamp with the center line. This way you will have all three images lined up vertically! I always create with Stampin' Up!'s grid paper as my messy mat. TRY IT!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Dapper Dad #129195 wood or #129198
  • Cardstock: Basic Black #121045, Soft Suede #115318, Crumb Cake #120953, Sahara Sand #121043
  • Ink: Basic Black #126980
  • Accessories: 3/16" Metallic Brads, Grid Paper #102787

Goodbye Sale-A-Bration

Sale-A-Bration ENDS today at 11:50 pm Mountain Time.

 Did you stock up??


My BIG SHOT Die Cutting Machine is all cranked up and turning out Dress Up pieces for my upcoming GIRLFRIEND CARDS class. We are going to have a barrel of FUN!!!

Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439

Big Shot

She is a winner, too...

This co-winner of the BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST is Judy Trigg, who will also enjoy $51 in products and a free Sale-A-Bration item of her choice! Let's look inside-

Such a clever modification of the Dress Up Framelits! 100_3305
The Stampin' Up! "statement of the heart" is a sweet little frame on the wall! CONGRATS, Judy!

I CAN'T decide...

Thank you to all who entered my BIRTHDAY CARD CONTEST!! Each card brightened my day! It was sooo fun to go to the mailbox!! There were many lovely entries. TWO entries were sooo close that I could not decide, so I selected them BOTH!! TAH DAH-

Judy Trigg of Rockford, IL

Christine Lewis of Byron, IL

Congrats gals!! Email me your merchandise selection for about $51 and your choice of a FREE Sale-A-Bration item by March 22 at noon Eastern Time. Keep creating!!

The next two days I will show the winning creations so stop back! Hoarding disease

By the Tide

Stop in tomorrow when I announce the

WINNER of the Birthday Card Contest!!

Another card from my Men's Cards Class. The Lobster's main body is popped up with a dimensional.

 I used the Color Spritzer Tool for a "splash of ocean water!"

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: By the Tide #129117 wood or #129120 clear, Curly Cute #117014 wood or #120510
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Cajun Craze #119684, Chocolate Chip #102128
  • Ink: Cajun Craze #126965, Chocolate Chip #126979
  • Accessories: Natural 7/16" Trim Ribbon #129287, Color Spritzer Tool #107066, 2011-2013 InColor Markers (Pool Party) #123002, Dimensionals #104430



Here is a clever trick I taught at my Bitty Butterfly Punch Class: punch out a butterfly, then use the negative as a stencil to sponge a soft background! It's a perfect way to have a pale background repeating the SAME image! COOL!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Perfect Punches #117022 Wood or #120516 Clear
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Very Vanilla #101650, Pink Pirouette #111351, Rose Red #102544
  • Ink: Crumb Cake #126975, Pink Pirouette #126956
  • Accessories: 5/8" Vanilla Flower Trim #126869, Scallop Oval Punch #119856, Etra-Large Oval #119859, Fan Fair Designer Series Paper #126918 Fan Fair DSP

Wish BIG!

This card is now in the mail to my brother. It's a design from my recent Men's Cards Class. I really like basic grey and Real Red for a male color combo.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Word Play #120308 wood or #120651 clear
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Basic Grey #121044, Real Red #102482
  • Ink: Real Red #126949
  • Punches: Petite Pennants Builder #122361, Extra-Large Tag #199866, Merry Minis Punch Pack #126882
  • Accessories: 3/16" Neutrals Brads #119736, 1/4" Basic Gray Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126879, Neutrals Color CollectionDesigner Series Paper #117157, Red Glimmer Paper #121790, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005, Dimensionals #104430


It's time for....

It's "time" for....a Birthday, for retirement, to Get Well, to Celebrate, OR WHATEVER !! This is a card from my recent Men's Cards Class. I designed the cards to be VERY GENERAL: no golf, no fishing, no sports. 100_3294
The face of the watch is popped up with a dimensional and has a mini brad in the center.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Dapper Dad #129195 Wood or #129198 Clear
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Midnight Muse #126843, Certainly Celery #105125
  • Ink: Midnight Muse #126860
  • Accessories: 2-1/2" Circle Punch #120906, 1/8" Mini Brads #122941, Dimensionals #104430, Twitterpated Designer Series Paper #125406
  • Twitterpated DSP

Bitty Butterfly Punch

Here is a fast and fun Bitty Butterfly Punch class project. Any three shades of one color can be substituted. Give this a try!


 Birthday Card Contest entries are due by March 18, 2013! Mail NOW!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Vintage Verses #129633 Wood or #129636
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Wisteria Wonder #122922, Rich Razzleberry #115316, Elegant Eggplant #105126
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry #1126950
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Basics #119246, Needlepoint Border Embossing Folder #129383, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439

Big Shot


For the last time...

My favorite Aunt died last week. She had suffered with Crohns Disease for 62 YEARS! I have sent her many, many hand-stamped cards through the years because I knew they brightened her days. I just finished my last stamping for her - a lovely bookmark my cousin wanted for the memorial service. Blue was her favorite color.

Rest in Peace my dear sweet Aunt. Your pain is over. I'm thankful you were an important part of my life.

Card Class Sparkles!

The snowbirds have been keeping me very busy by requesting classes! I'm lovin' it!! This GLITZY Birthday Card was a charmer in my Bitty Butterfly Card Class! Wouldn't you feel special receiving it?

Did you notice the shimmery tone-on-tone Swallowtail in the background? Give the Illuminate Ink Pad a try for that lovely look!!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Swallowtail #129213 Wood or #129216 Clear, Papillon Potpourri # 123757 Wood or #123759 Clear, Perfect Punches #117022 Wood or #120516 Clear
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Marina Mist #119682
  • Ink: Marina Mist #126962, Not Quite Navy #126971, Illuminate Glimmer #126857
  • Punches: Bitty Butterfly #129406, Extra-large Oval #119859, 2-3/8" Scallope Circle #118874
  • Accessories: Silver Glimmer Paper #124005, Dimensionals

Swallowtail Card

I've fallen in love with this huge Swallowtail image! I love the wing details!

This is a simple layout with big impact!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Swallowtail #129213 Wood or #129216 Clear, Vintage Verse #129633 Wood or #129636 Clear a FREE Sale-A-Bration item with purchase by 3/22/13
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Sahara Sand #121043, Not Quite Navy #101722
  • Ink: Sahara Sand #126976, Not Quite Navy #126971
  • Accessories: 3/16" Metallic Brads #119741

Collage Curios by guest Stamper

To celebrate passing 50,000 lifetime views of my blog, I have a guest creator today! This interesting card was made by my upline, Tami Waddell from California. It features the Collage Curios stamp set of 9 images and the Soda Pop Top embellishments.

Tami created 8 mini art designs! The Pop Tops were flattened in the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine so they are more mailable. Clever!

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Collage Curios #129099 Wood or #129102 Clear
  • Cardstock: Very Vanilla #101650, Marina Mist #119682, Daffodil Delight #119683, Night of Navy #100867
  • Ink: Marina Mist #126962, Daffodil Delight #126944, Night of Navy #126970
  • Punches: 1/2" Circle #119869, 3/4" circle 119873, 1" Circle #119868, 1" Square #124094,Bitty Butterfly #129406, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle #127811, 7/8" Scallop Circle #129404, Small Heart #117193, Little Labels Punch Pack #126881
  • Accessories: Parker's Patterns Designer Series Paper #131021, Soda Pop Tops #129388, 5/8" Vanilla Flower Trim #126869, Designer Builder Brad #129329,5/8" Crochet Trim #118481, Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #113439

Ears to You

Happy MARCH!! It's Spring & Easter this month. This is a "single stamp" offering from Stampin' Up!, meaning not sold in a set of stamps. The patterned bunnies made me smile!

Waiting for my "Easter Blessings" stamp to arrive this week.

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Ears to You #132659 Clear only
  • Cardstock: Whisper White #100730, Regal Rose #105130
  • Ink: markers were used
  • Accessories: Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper #126902, 1/8" Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon #119254, 3/8" Ruffled Wisteria Wonder Ribbon #122973, Many Marvelous Markers #119806

Nancy's Birthday Card Contest

THE PRIZE: one winner receives $51 in Stampin' Up! merchandise of your choice, plus a Sale-A-Bration item of your choice!! Guidelines:

1.Send hand stamped BIRTHDAY cards to the address below by the March 18, 2013 deadline. I'm looking for "unique designs." Last year I didn't have very many entries, so let's have TONS this year!!

2. Use only current Stampin' Up! products.

3. I will post one winner on this blog on March 19th. Stop in to see if you won & claim your goodies.

4. Some entries may be used in future blogs with credit to the designer. Label cards with your name.

5. This contest is open to anyone in the USA. Enter as many times as you like!

Mail to: Birthday Contest

5056 San Rocco, Punta Gorda, FL 33950

Top North Star Stampers for Feb. 2013 are:

Janell Lewellen of Byron, IL

Liz Gullett of Byron, IL

CONGRATS gals!! Claim your prize from me within 7 days, please.



Enter my Birthday Card Contest

Don't wait till the last minute b/c the snail mail can be slow.

Shimmer Formula (G5ZM5NQC9QPR)

Awww...don't you love these shimmery little bunnies! Easter is THIS month!

This shot shows the shimmer better. I'm having really good luck by making my own shimmery mist that doesn't clog as much as the Smooch Spritz. DIRECTIONS: in Stampin' Up!'s new SPRITZER (pg. 179) pour in one inch of Shimmer Paint (pg. 158). Then fill remainder of Spritzer with 70% rubbing alcohol. I added a tiny ball bearing to help with mixing. Shake and spray. One well-aimed shot will do it - don't saturate the cardstock. LOVE THE LOOK!!! Technorati code G5ZM5NQC9QPR

Supplies List:

  • Stamps: Ears to You #132659 Clear only
  • Cardstock: Crumb Cake #120953, Very Vanilla #101650, Soft Suede #115318
  • Ink: Markers were used
  • Accessories: Fan Fair Designer series Paper #126918, 1-1/4" Pink Pirouette/Rose Red Two Tone Ribbon #129294, 5/8" Vanilla Flower Trim #126869, Crumb Cake Seam Binding #122332, Many Mervelous Markers #119806, Frost White Shimmer Paint #116854, Stampin' Spritzer #126185