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Banners for You Bundle by Stampin' UP!


 Eye-catching BANNERS are a strong trend and you can see why! This bundle has several banner designs to choose from. It's a generous collection of sentiments and images.


Love this little linear scroll for the inside or envelope. 


These papers are Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper #141654, combined with the So Detailed Thinlits Dies #142751. This special card is going out to a friend as a thank you for a surprise kindness! Have you created today??

Banners for You Bundle

#142335 - $48.50

32 Photopolymer images and 5 Dies

Banner for You 142335 48.50

Flourishing Phrases Bundle with Karen


Karen Kapfer, friend & Team member, is my guest creator today. What a LOVELY CARD! 


Karen used the big Flourishing Phrases Bundle with the colors: Whisper White, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive. I love the soft sponging behind the flowing vine!


The inside features the border thinlit from the bundle. Sweet Card! Thanks, Karen!

Flourishing Phrases Bundle

#142322 wood - $70

#142323 clear - $59.25

18 images and 10 thinlits dies

  Flourishing Phases Bundle

Stylish Stems By Stampin' Up!


SAD to learn the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies are already SOLD OUT. You are happy if you bought it and sad if you missed it!! It's really unique with both positive and negative images, so it's easy to make TWO cards at the same time!


Colors are Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach and a pop of Cucumber Crush. It's a HAPPY COMBO!


My inspiration was a LOVELY card from my friend and Inkerbelle Sister, Pennie McCallum! I was THRILLED to receive this one and happy to be remembered!

 Don't just make cards - SEND THEM!

April Paper Pumpkin and a PEEK


Here is a little SNEAK PEEK at what is coming June 1, 2017...Lemon Lime Twist for a NEW In Color!!! WOW, I LOVE IT!! It is BRIGHT, EXCITING and PLAYFUL!! MANY years ago... probably 15+, Stampin' Up! had a color called Luscious Lime which was very similar.


When I saw these adorable lined envelopes, I knew I had to use the NEW Lemon Lime Twist Ink Pad from my demonstrator PRE-ORDER (a great benefit, if you want to join my Team!)


There are TWELVE cards with envelopes in this kit - a GREAT value! On this design, I randomly wiped the ink pad DIRECTLY across the paper.


This stylized heart shape already had the design embossed in white. I used the Emboss Resist Technique - wiping the ink pad all across the design, then buffing with a tissue to whiten the embossed areas.


This design called for the same technique. If you click on the picture you can really see the shiny embossed areas.


And last, but not least is the cute envelope front! Four each of three designs = 12 full size cards! When I was done, I had lots of leftovers: 14 photopolymer stamp images, black ink spot (mini pad,) Washi Tape, Glue Dots, Dimensionals and a special Watercolor Pencil gift!! What a wonderful value for $19.95 shipped to my door! Once you subscribe, you can buy REFILLS for your favorite kits while supplies last.



Watercolor Wings by Stampin' Up!


Here is a simple layout that you can plug many different images into. I randomly stamped the smaller butterfly from the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set. Then I used a dark color to stamp my sentiment in the center.


I die cut the sentiment using the Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies #145372 and POPPED IT UP with Dimensionals. This gives you a "PEEK" of color under the layer!


On the inside, I double layered the colors for more interest!


These are the colors used. Try it!

Watercolor Wings

#139424 - $26

 15 photopolymer images

(coordinating framelits available)

WC Wings $26

Artistically Asian by Stampin' Up!


I enjoy creating watercolor washes! I started with Shimmery White Cardstock spritzed with water and added COLOR with an Aqua Painter. After it dries, just stamp a solid image as a silhouette. 


This card needed texture, so three rows of Ruched Ribbon were the perfect solution!

Artistically Asian

#141778 wood - $27

#141781 clear - $19

8 rubber stamp images

Artistically Asian

Custom Tee Bundle by Stampin' Up!


I love to send cute STAMPER TEE SHIRT cards to my Team! This is a Note Card that uses Playful Palette Designer Series Washi Tape #141659 for quick interest and color! The Washi Tape was the source of my color inspiration.


Washi Tape is so easy, I even used it on my envelope flap. It's repositionable, too.

Custom Tee Bundle

#144724 - $45.75

35 photopolymer images & 10 dies

Custom Tee Bundle 45.75

Nailed It Bundle from Stampin' Up!


It's my brother's birthday soon! He creates with wood and I create with paper (because it's not so heavy - LOL!) The Nail It Bundle is perfect for the guys in your life!!


To make the "wooden" pieces, I used the Tie Dyed Stamp Set! Who knew it makes real looking wood-grain! Those GREAT nail heads are Urban Underground Embellishments and look AUTHENTIC!!


On the inside, I "SAWED" thru the wood!! This was such a fun card to design for my brother!!

Nailed It Bundle

 #144734 wood - $50.25

#144735 clear - $43

16 stamp images & 9 dies

Nailed It Bundle


Mini Egg Cartons by Stampin' Up!

Stage egg carton

Stampin' Up!'s Mini Egg Cartons are great little Easter treat holders!! They are made from pressed fiber so SPRITZ easily. Mix a couple drops of reinker in a Spritzer filled with rubbing alcohol. Try lots of Easter pastel colors! This carton was decorated by the Stampin' Up! Art Department - ADORABLE.

Egg carton sample

OR, forget the spritzing and it's still ADORABLE!!

Mini Egg Cartons

#142776  Eight for $8.00

Egg carton

Happy FIRST Birthday, Lily!

One day old with grandma

Just one year ago, our family was blessed with a FIRST grandchild!!

St. Patrick's Day 2017

Today, Lily is already ONE year old!! Happy Birthday, Sweet Lily!

We all love you BUNCHES!!




SUBSCRIBE by APRIL 10th to receive this SPECIAL Paper Pumpkin Kit and GIFT!!! Paper Pumpkin is a subscription craft kit all prepped and ready to enjoy right from your mailbox. Start and stop your subscription anytime. 

Detail & Subscribe HERE

Build a Birthday


Someone VERY SPECIAL is turning the BIG #1!! Yes, our sweet only grandchild is ALREADY one! For her card, I matched the party colors and used Bermuda Bay, Pool Party and Sweet Sugarplum. This is an odd size of 4 X 7" to accommodate the candle. So I made my own envelope with my ALWAYS-HANDY Envelope Punch Board #133774.

20170330_144923Build a Birthday Stamp Set

#138646 - $16

8 photopolymer stamp images

Build a Birthday $16

Build a birthday sample