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Sneak Peek


This silly lumber jack makes me giggle!! This Occasions Catalog stamp set is "Wood You Be Mine?," a cleverly worded Valentine set. I needed a Birthday card so chose another sentiment. Look at what a great effect Blendabilities does for skin tones!!


This is a GATE card.


LOVE the new "Adventure Bound" Designer Series Paper Stack #137780 with masculine and nature themes! GREAT THINGS are coming in the Occasions Catalog beginning Jan. 6, 2015!


Take a peek...



I never show my Online Stamp Club projects - they are exclusive to my club members only! (think about joining next time around!) But here is an embellishment I made for their January projects that have gone in the mail to them.



This is the "Butterflies Thinlit Dies" #137360 from the Occasions Catalog that begins Jan. 6, 2014. TIP: for this perfectly cut gorgeous butterfly, put a sheet of waxed paper between the cardstock and the Die while cutting. All the little pieces will pop out easily. Use Gold Foil Paper for maximum impact! You will LOVE this die - and it comes in a BUNDLE, too!

Sneak Peek of Sale-A-Bration


Today's PEEK is a FREE Sale-A-Bration item during Stampin' Up!'s BIGGEST promo of the year!! LOTUS BLOSSOM Stamp Set of 7 images is your's FREE with a $50 purchase beginning Jan. 6, 2014!! This card is 3X6".


Check out the DETAILS!! This is a three-step stamp image. The photopolymer images have alignment tabs for GREAT results! This set will be HOT!!

More peeks are coming - stop back!

Moon Lake


Occasions Catalog Sneak PEEK: I'm always thrilled with new "guy stamps" by Stampin' Up! My hubby's eye was catch by this RED row boat in the stamp set, "Moon Lake." It's so tranquil. Card is 3X6".


Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Markers will make YOU look like an artist!! This stamp set will be available Jan. 6, 2015 in the AMAZING new Occasion Catalog!

Come Back for more PEEKS!!

Sneak Peeks begin...


Confession time: I'm sick of my holiday stamps because I have been using them since August. I got my BIG box of Occasion Catalog and Sale-A-Bration pre-ordered products!!!! I'm busy, busy playing with NEW TOYS!! This lovely image is called "Love is Kindness" and just perfect with Stampin' Up!'s Blendabilities Markers....available in NEW COLORS! All this EXCITEMENT starts on Jan. 6, 2015 when the Occasion Catalog begins and Sale-A-Bration starts!


I think this quote would make a sweet Valentine message!


If you are my regular customer, watch your mail for this new DELIGHTFUL Occasions Catalog. If you don't have a demonstrator and would like to order from me, I'll be happy to mail you a copy: [email protected]

Come back...more PEEKS to follow!!

Ornamental Pine


Guess what? The RETURNING FAVORITES List DOES NOT have this Ornamental Pine Stamp Set...I'm sooo sad about that. The last day to purchase this VERY VERSATILE design is Jan. 5, 2014 - the last day of the Holiday Catalog. DON'T WAIT if you want this stamp set!!


Inside of this thank you card.


I'm making thank-yous for holiday kindnesses I may receive. I was brought up to "show appreciation."  A hand-made card expresses my thoughts perfectly!

Buy it HERE

available in wood or clear mount


A MESS of Bows!


The Envelope Punch Board makes DARLING bows as well as 66 sizes of envelopes! Each paper makes a DIFFERENT presentation!


I used the colorful Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper # 133692 to make this bow and decorate this Stampin' Up! © Gift Box! Fast & Cute!


TRY THIS! Stop back for MORE "bow uses" in my next post!

Envelope Punch Board

#133774 - $19.95

A GREAT Crafty Gift!!


Env. punch board


Stippled Blossoms


Don't be afraid of two-step stamping, which uses two images to create one detailed design! The result is amazing! Here I used Daffodil Delight and Hello Honey ink colors for the roses. The left rose is more precisely stamped. The rose on right is a little off, but your eye corrects it. Nature isn't perfect.


This is a special card for a favorite aging relative who I want to connect with. It will brighten her day. Send a random-act-of-kindness card today!!

Stippled Blossoms - 10 images

#132076 wood $26.95

 #126747 clear $18.95


North Star Winner

Julie Aurand,

Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Rockford, IL

is the North Star (Direct) Winner of my Occasions Catalog Give-Away!!

Julie, your surprise will mail on Friday!! ENJOY!! Create!!

The "must-have" items were too varied

to determine just one product!


Join Stampin' Up! with me HERE!



Make it FAST-


If you haven't started making your

Christmas cards yet,

here is a FAST favorite from my stash!

The Bow is PUNCHED from the BoHo Blossoms Punch. The Red & Silver Glimmer Paper gives this simple card a BIG IMPACT!! Try it!!

Elf Shoes Tutorial


This Elf Shoes card is a Christmas CLASSIC for me! You MUST make this!! You will need: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine, Top Note Bigz Die, Papers of your choice, Brads, and the following punches: Star from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack, Modern Label, 3/4" Circle, 1-3/8" Circle.


Die cut one-half of the Top Note Die for the shoes. I am using Red Glimmer Paper - gotta have GLITZ!


Draw a prominent line vertically down the middle to create two shoes. Punch half of the 3/4" Cirlce Punch on each side of the line. Then use the 1-3/8" Circle Punch and punch about half of a circle from the toe to the previous punch to create the top of the shoe.


Punch one Modern Label and cut in half to create two buckles. Punch two Stars for the toes. Cut two papers 3/4"X 3" for the stockings.


Assemble with 1/8" Mini Brads. Tilt one leg for a saucey look!!


A sassy cute Christmas card!!! Try this!!