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Mix Your Metals Trend


The HOT trend is mixing your metals for jewelry, home decor and PAPERCRAFTING!! Love this Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper that features assorted metallics! WOW!

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Here is a funny "back story." I designed and photographed these cards for my Demonstrator Business Website which requires a long, thin landscape format. This photo didn't fit - DANG!


So here is my solution - just change the cards to landscape format! Viola! PERFECT! These leaves are die cut using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies #143751.

Year of Cheer Specialty

Designer Series Paper

#144640 - $13 for 12 sheets of 12X12"

Yr of Cheer $13

Oh So Eclectic Bundle in Metallics


I'm playing with mixed Foil Papers! I love this trend of mixing metals and chose Cherry Cobbler as my base card.


These papers are Copper Foil, Gold Foil and Champagne Foil.

Oh So Eclectic Bundle

16 images & 13 Thinlits Dies

#145355 wood - $54.75

#145356 clear - $47.50




Painted Harvest Bundle


I bet you have seen LOTS of sunflowers made with this Painted Harvest Bundle, so here is something different.


These papers are scraps from the Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper #144613. 


The Triple Banner Punch #138292 makes fast banners of different width and the SAME DOVE TAIL ANGLE so they are GREAT for layering!

 Painted Harvest Bundle

#146021 - $33.25

13 photopolymer images & Leaf Punch

Painted Harvest Bundle $33.25

Quick Gift Card Holder


The Season of Giving is right around the corner! This easy card holds a gift card or money. It features the CUTE Be Merry Designer Series Paper #144111 from the Annual Catalog and the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the Holiday Catalog.


The pocket inside holds the gift card or money. Cut the base card 4-1/4" X 11 and score at 2-1/2" and 5-1/2". SIMPLE!! Did you notice that SWEET little ribbon?? It's Quilted Christmas 1/4" Ribbon #144620. Give this Gift Card Holder a try - it's so easy!

Be Merry Designer Series Paper

#144111 - $11

Be Merry DSP $11


Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies


This EXQUISITE metallics on black card was created by my good friend and Team member, Barb Faulkner of South Beloit, Illinois! It's absolutely REGAL!!


Barb die cut the little snowflakes w/ the Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies using Champagne and Copper Foil Sheets. TIP: any excess glue can be removed from Foil Sheets using a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol! Handy info!!


Mixing metallics is a HOT TREND!! The bottom edge uses the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape #144644. Love this creation by Barb!!

 Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits Dies

#144678 - $30

Also available bundled w/ stamps

Swirly Snowflakes Thinlits $30

Pick a Pumpkin by Guest Michelle


Today I have a guest stamper, my friend and Team member, Michelle Miller of Rockford, IL. Michelle masked the large pumpkin to create her fall grouping.


The card front is shortened 1" to show off Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper! Colors: Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke and Very Vanilla.


Very sweet card, Michelle!!

Pick a Pumpkin Stamp Set

#144989 wood - $21

#144993 clear - $16

Pick a Pumpkin


Spark Your Creativity

This is a invitation...

to join my six-month ONLINE STAMP CLUB starting October 1st! You receive current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, each month you get two EXCLUSIVE handmade cards from me via US mail, and one month you select FREE Stampin’ Up! products as host of that month. Your responsibility is to place a $25 min. online order using the host code, each month for 6 months.

October cards are READY AND WAITING to hit the mailbox!! My club members LOVE the cards and inspirations I send. The cards are NEVER posted on my blog or Facebook Page. Cards are created for CLUBS ONLY!! I do not use a signature stamp, so you can send them as your own.

 Openings are limited and filled on a first come basis. This club will include ideas for Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Sale-A-Bration and Spring! US residents only.

Join NOW at [email protected]

Please put “online stamp club” in the subject line of your email

Daisy Delight Bundle Cased


Here is a YUMMY color combo that reminds me of SHERBET FAVORS! This is a "cased" card = copy-and-share-everything! My source is Amy Koenders from Georgia. Loved her colors!


Using Berry Burst ink pad, stamp daisy images onto Whisper White Cardstock. Using a Blender pen, add colors of Flirty Flamingo blended into Peekaboo Peach on the petals. Flower centers are stamped w/ Daffodil Delight and painted w/ Clear Wink of Stella. STUNNING!


The "messy bow" is 5/8" Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.


I hope you will case my ideas...that's why I share! Pass it on!

 Daisy Delight Bundle

#145361 - $31.50

16 photopolymer images & flower punch

Daisy Delight Bundle $31.50

My FAVE Sunflower Colors


This two-step Painted Harvest BUNDLE is all over the internet - a seasonal CLASSIC, for sure. I'm hooked on it! I've played w/ many colors combos, but this is my FAVORITE...


Crushed Curry for the base image and Berry Burst for the top image! Centers are Chocolate Chip ink. WOW!! I'm a gardener and usually prefer my flowers to be realistic. This reminds me of the BIG BURGUNDY sunflowers that are so showy!!


Here is the real thing, Autumn Beauty, from

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These stamp set images contain LOTS OF SHADING, so don't think your stamp set is defective. It purposely has light and dark areas for exceptional results. I LOVE IT!!


I stamped a 8-1/2 X 5-1/2" piece of Very Vanilla card stock, keeping my images staggered and close together. Then I cut that sheet into FOUR 2-1/8 X 5-1/2" pieces to create FOUR cards.


You REALLY must try this fantastic color combo!!

Painted Harvest BUNDLE

146021 - $33.25

13 photopolymer images & leaf punch

Painted Harvest Bundle $33.25

Cat Punch by Stampin' Up!


Attention FELINE LOVERS: you can purchase Stampin' Up! NEW Cat Punch just in time for Halloween!! This punch PERFECTLY fits the cat image on the SPOOKY NIGHT DESIGNER SERIES PAPER #144610!! I hand cut the pumpkin from the same package of papers! SUPER EASY!!


I used the Wood Textures Designer Series 6X6" Stack to "build" a fence. The moon is Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and a circle punch.


Use those long thin scraps to give interest to the inside of your cards! Halloween is NEXT month.


Cat Punch - #144666 - $18

also available bundled w/ stamp set

Cat Punch $18

Merry Patterns Host Promo

Merry Patterns Stamp Set


Merry Patterns promo details

(Click promo to enlarge & read the details)

3 Ways YOU can get this Stamp Set FREE?

* Host a $300 local party with me

* Have an ONLINE party with a Host Code

* Place a personal $300 order

This bonus stamp set is "in addition" to regular host rewards!! Contact me to schedule your local or online event now: [email protected]