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The Sweetest Welcome for Baby

Cloud 2

Check out this sweet & simple Baby Card I spied on Pinterest! I just LOVE it's simplicity!! You can view the original here, (in a foreign language:)


I rounded the card corners to add softness. The tiny star is Silver Foil Paper punched with the Confetti Stars Border Punch. I chose Silver Metallic Baker's Twine to hang my cloud. The cloud is from the Tree Builder Punch. This is a GREAT gender neutral Baby Welcome!! Try it!!

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Tree Builder Punch

#138295 - $18

Tree Builder Punch


Credit for the Grandparent card goes to Anita Marsh of Freeport, IL. She designed the Baby Card for a meeting! GREAT job ANITA!!!

Grandparent Card

Baby card 2b

I was thrilled to receive this very sweet Happy Grandparent Card from two Team members and good friends!! It was designed by Barb Faulkner of South Beloit and Michelle Miller of Rockford, IL.

Baby card 2

They used "Something For Baby" stamp set & coordinating framelits!

Flat 2

It folds flat for mailing. It's magic!! Thanks, gals!! It's adorable!

Lily 2 wks

 Lily Mae at two weeks old. Our family has been blessed!!

This is our first grandchild and sooo loved!!!

Picture Perfect


This gorgeous stamp set is multi-step, with numbered tabs on each stamp for easy placement. Three stamps created this rose image using the colors Blushing Bride, Watermelon Wonder and Real Red. So sophisticated!!


I LOVE this quaint looking designer paper from Going Places Designer Series Paper 6X6" STACK #140581 $8.00!

Picture Perfect

#140520 - $27 

18 photopolymer images

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Picture Perfect - $27

Masculine Birthday Card


I created this masculine birthday greeting using a pile of "little extras" on my know those things you just can't throw away because you think you "MIGHT" use them!! The sentiment and layer is Night of Navy color. The lovely ferns are Mossy Meadow Card Stock cut with the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies.


Don't forget the men when you are stamping!!

Kelly and I

April 17, 2016 visit

I had a very special weekend! My hubby and I spent two days with our oldest daughter, Kelly! Today would have been my mother's 90th birthday, so it was extra special spending it with our daughter who lives in Minnesota!!


Anna Mae Laaker Lillie

Happy Birthday, Mom! I miss you.

Statement of the Heart


I love recognizing the accomplishments of my team!! What better way than sending Stampin' Up!'s Statement of the Heart with a splash of sparkle!! The background is the Confetti Embossing Folder lightly sponged with ink to pop the images.


Peek inside.


A very outstanding North Star Stamper Team member has already received this card to show how happy I am for her!

Confetti Embossing Folder

#140592 - $7.50

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Confetti EF $7.50




Garden in Bloom


I love this happy, busy BEE!! I used vellum over Designer Series Paper, Wildflower Fields (from Sale-A-Bration 2016.) I stamped the Bee images with StazOn ink and let dry a minute. Using the Project Life Journaling Pen, I added "bee trails" for motion!


This is a simple format with the punched sentiment "tucked behind" the layer!


Don't forget to decorate the envelope for a special presentation!

Garden in Bloom

#139433 - $25

20 photopolymer stamps

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Garden in Bloom $25


Baby Lily

One day old 1

SWEET Lily Mae arrived four days early and weighed in at a perfect 7 pounds!

One day old in plum sleeper

Lily is soooo sweet none of us can take our eyes off of her.

She has a little dark hair at the moment.

One day old with kt

Mom, Dad and Baby are doing well.

This has brought back so many precious memories of giving birth to our two girls!

Sign at hospital

Now is the Time

InColors 2014-16 RETIRINGRETIRING 2014-16 InColors

These RICH InColors are going to be listed on the Retiring List which will post April 18, 2016. I'm giving you an EARLY HEADS UP to order now before the FINAL RUSH begins. Once the Retiring List is announced, items can be sold out in minutes...especially REINKERS and Card Stocks !! The list will include ALL products in these 5 colors. InColors are trendy colors that are only available for two years. Leaving: Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, Hello Honey

NEW items have recently been added to the CLEARANCE RACK. Whenever you order, ALWAYS check the Clearance Rack for GREAT BARGAINS!

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A Nice Cuppa BUNDLE


What is your caffeine of choice? I enjoy Tea every morning, so this sweet BUNDLE of products "spoke" to me. I love the "spoon" die cut from Silver Foil Paper for a realistic look.


I used the Love Blossoms Designer Series 6X6" STACK, but there is also Have A Cuppa Designer Series Paper 6X6" STACK. This is a FUN bundle from the 2016 Occasions Catalog, only available till May 31, 2016. Get it now!

A Nice Cuppa BUNDLE

#141074 - $39

11 photopolymer stamps & 12 Framelit Dies

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A Nice Cuppa Bundle $39


Tip for a great stamped image


TIP: I like to give my stamps an additional trimming before mounting, whether they are clear or wood mount type. Use a sharp scissors and cut away any extra rubber with straight cuts. After trimming, you will not "catch edges" as you ink up the image, resulting in those annoying ink marks!! It only takes a minute and insures years of great images from your stamp! Saves card stock, too!!


Join the movement - #imbringingbackbirthdays!!

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#143573 - $12

NEW & not in catalog / wood mount only

IBBB stamp

Ibbb envelopes



Came with house

Did you know I grow orchids as a hobby? I have just over 50 orchids I grow outside under screening. I have always enjoyed gardening, but this is a new hobby for me - I've been doing it for about three years and am seeing amazing results this spring! This orchid "came with the home" we bought so I don't know it's name. I've divided it several times with great results. This plant has TWELVE blossoms and a division of it has TEN blossoms. I'm pretty darn proud of it!!


This is a newer orchid I've only had for one year. I belong to two orchid groups which have answered lots of my elementary questions and cheered me on! It's a fun hobby and I use it as a break from stamping when I get a creative block. I will not post orchids often because this is a stamping blog, but thought you might like to know about my other passion.