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Garden in Bloom


This is my Autumn "Garden in Bloom" design. The color is Cajun Craze, a really wonderful Autumn color! This is a two-step stamping set, with built-in shading!


I LOVE this honeycomb paper from the Pretty Petals Designer Series Stack 6X6"! It's perfect for this busy bee!!


Garden in Bloom - $25

#139433 - 20 photopolymer images


Holiday Catalog begins


Happy Scenes Bundle


Have you enjoyed this week of Holiday Catalog Sneak Peeks?? Stampin' Up! KNOWS you LOVE "bundles" so there are LOTS of them in the Holiday Catalog that starts Sept. 1, 2015!!

This versatile window frame can also be a FIREPLACE HEARTH!! I chose a Halloween scene to put "outside" the window.


I added a bit of coloring with Stampin' Write Markers.


Isn't this a FUN Halloween card?? This window/hearth thinlit has sooo many possibilities!! Add it to your Wish List!

Happy Scenes BUNDLE $aves 15%

#140853 - $34.75

16 photopolymer stamps & 2 thinlits



I LOVE Stampin' Up!'s wonderful product COORDINATION!!! It makes creativity EASY!


This vellum from Winter Wonderland Designer Stack

COORDINATES with the Wonderland Stamp Set of 6 images.


Coordinated products equal a professional finished project!! All items available in the Holiday Catalog starting Sept. 1, 2015.

Winter Wonderland

Designer Vellum Stack

#139594 - $10

36 sheets of 6X6" vellum in 6 designs


Cozy Christmas


Such a sweet, cozy cottage in a winter scene!

This card has two flaps to open. Let's look inside...


This stamp set includes a detailed flying Santa's sleigh in silhouette.


Love this sentiment!


The back shows how I attached the flaps with TEAR & TAPE.


NEW Red Foil is awesome for lining your holiday envelopes! All available in the Holiday Catalog beginning September 1, 2015. GET READY!

Cozy Christmas Stamp Set - 8 images

#139776 wood - $27

#139779 clear - $19

Winter Wonderland Designer Vellum Stack


The outdoorsman's perfect card is created with the WINTER WONDERLAND DESIGNER VELLUM STACK of SIX designs, 6X6".  Actually, the antler motif has hit the market as the trendy new image!


These sentiments are the Host Stamp Set, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, EVERYONE. It's a favorite of mine!!


Images in this VELLUM Stack coordinate with the WONDERLAND Stamp Set of 6 images. Remember to line your envelope for a special presentation!!

Winter Wonderland

Designer Vellum STACK

#139594 - 36 sheets of 6X6"

in 6 designs for $10


Next week & August Paper Pumpkin Video

Beginning August 24th, I'll be posting a DAILY SNEAK PEEK of my creations from the SPECTACULAR Holiday Catalog!! I've been having tons of fun getting ready!!



Give some thought to joining one of my Online Stamp Clubs beginning Oct. 1st!! I send you TWO EXCLUSIVE complete cards each month featuring new and seasonal products. These cards are NEVER posted on my blog because my online clubs are VERY special. Current member have first choice to keep their spots before I open it the public. Stay tuned!


Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin

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Details: HERE

Quick Stenciled Notecards


Need a FAST card?? Grab Stampin' Up!'s HAPPY PATTERNS Stencils and pre-packaged notecards! Demonstrators, this is a no prep Make & Take!


I used a Watermelon Wonder Ink Pad and a Sponge Dauber to quickly stencil this snappy card!


A punched flower is all I added!

102_5323There are FOUR patterns in this package of stencils - here is one I did in a Fall Theme. Thank You is stamped on after stenciling.


These colors are Cajun Craze & Delightful Dijon sponged on every other row. 102_5325

Happy Patterns Decorative Masks

#138313 - $6 - four patterns

Happy Patterns Stencil $6

Vintage Leaves


The golden leaves of AUTUMN are right around the corner!! Well...maybe not here in Florida! This creation is a study in contrasts: shiny vs. rough textures AND rich vs. rugged. Base cardstock color is Cajun Craze.


The die cut layer of burlap is actually 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon. I cut off the stitched edges of the burlap ribbon and then attached it to Crumb Cake Cardstock with Tape & Tear. It is a bit thick to die cut with the Deco Labels Collection Framelits, so run thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine twice and use a shim if necessary.


I carried the golden theme thru to the envelope lining using the Envelope Liners Framelits. This classic Vintage Leaves BUNDLE saves you 15%!

Scroll down to see a Fall Wreath

for your mantel!


Vintage Leaves BUNDLE

#140235 - $43.25

6 photopolymer stamps & 6 framelit dies

Vintage Leaves Bundle

Vintage Leaves Samples

Weekly Deals

Deals aug. 18

Weekly Deals Aug. 18-24, 2015


The Envelope Punch Board is a GEM!! I love and use mine all the time. Have you noticed all the coordinating envelopes I post! Check the new Clearance Rack items, too.

Order HERE

Shiny Sentiment


I LOVE this SNAPPY look! The SHINY sentiment really POPS it's message! This gloss is EASY to achieve by using Versamark Ink Pad and Clear Embossing Powder. The "secret" is embossing TWO TIMES for maximum smooth, shine!!


How do YOU like this look?? When I'm embossing thinlit words, I usually do several at once. I have a little stock pile of sentiments ready-to-go! TRY THIS!! Hello You Thinlits $25

Hello You Thinlits $25

#137363 - 4 thinlits

One Set ,Two Looks


Today I'm showing two more Convention 2015 Make & Take Projects which use the SAME stamp set, but fill two different needs. This Mint Macaron colored Holiday card shows the "kissing technique" on the gift. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that thin candy striped ribbon!! It comes in Real Red, too.


A quick Holiday card & coordinating envelope!


The SAME Stamp Set creates perfect BIRTHDAY cards, too!! I LOVE a multi-event stamp set!


This set, called Your Presents, is a wonderful mixture of shapes and bows to mix & match! Look for it in the NEW 2015 Holiday Catalog starting September 1, 2015!!

Convention Make & Take


This sweet little number is one of the Convention 2015 Make & Take projects. It features NEW Holiday Designer Series Papers, Ribbon, Stamps, and Button.


I made a coordinating envelope with the handy-dandy Envelope Punch Board. These exciting products are just a peek at the amazing 2015 HOLIDAY CATALOG coming September 1st!

GET READY because it's stuffed with AWESOMENESS!!


Even Max wants to "PEEK" at the NEW products!!!

A Favorite Swap


This lovely card by Barbara Bell is one of the FAVORITE swaps I received at Convention 2015! It's a gorgeous I LOVE purple!


Between the two die cut sets of butterfly wings is a layer of vellum with shades of purples. Note the Silver Metallic Threads beside the broken strip on the left side...a shiny detail.

Butterfly Basics BUNDLES -$aves 15%

#139322 Wood $62

#139323 Clear $51.75

#138865 Photopolymer $41.50

Butterfly bundle



HALFOFF Paper Pumpkin


How cute is this?? I modified my July Paper Pumpkin Kit. The punched out yellow images are my additions. That's the fun of Paper it your way!!


GUESS WHAT? You can try a Paper Pumpkin subscription NOW for half price for the first two months for new subscribers!! Subscribe by Sept. 10, 2015 at 11:50 pm MT using CODE: HALFOFF  TRY IT NOW!!

Details are here: Paper Pumpkin

What is Paper Pumpkin?


This is my June personal Paper Pumpkin Kit, my monthly subscription from Stampin' Up! It arrived in my mailbox...totally prepped so I could skip to the fun!! The box had 5 stamps, ink, accessories, die cut images and envelopes for EIGHT cute cards!! There is even a choice of sentiment. Photo instructions are included PLUS a link to a quick video if you prefer. I love my mailbox SURPRISES!!



GUESS WHAT? You can try Paper Pumpkin NOW for half price for the first two months for new subscribers!! Subscribe by Sept. 10, 2015 at 11:50 pm MT using CODE: HALFOFF  TRY IT NOW!!

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Anniversary Giveaway!

Drum roll


as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator!!!

I'm celebrating with a GIVEAWAY!



    * Pictogram Punches Stamp Set - clear mount, coordinates with Itty Bitty Punch Pack

    * Large Rhinestones

    * Blushing Bride Baker's Twine

    * 1/8" wide Basic Black Ribbon

    * 1/8" wide Melon Mambo Ribbon

    * $37 VALUE!

Leave me a Comment on this blog site by Friday, August 8 at noon, 2015, and you will be entered into my drawing for the above products. Limit one comment per day. You must have a US mailing address to win. One winner announced on this blog Saturday, August 8, 2015.





Shiny Sentiments


How do you make your sentiments GLOSSY & SHINY for a little extra punch??

    1. Die cut sentiment using any color carstock

    2. Heat emboss it using Versamark ink & Clear Embossing Powder

    3. If necessary, heat emboss a second time to insure smoothness

EASY!! This idea really increases the impact of your greeting!!


Wouldn't you love to receive this card?

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits

#137547 - $40 - TWELVE Dies

Mini Treat Bag Thinlits $40

Pretty Petals

Designer Series Paper STACK

#138442 - $8 - 48 sheets of 6X6"

Pretty Petals DSP $8
Pretty Petals samples

STAMP out Cancer



Each summer I do a service project - rubber stamping to give back! I have done Operation Write Home most recently, but that organization is no longer accepting cards as of August 1, 2015. One of my friends found this Card Care Connection!! So TODAY we are "Stamping out Cancer!! I'm sharing this info in hopes other card makers will also donate!!

It's a GREAT way to SEND A HUG!!