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Do you LOVE to papercraft?

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The Starter Kit is just $99 and you select $125 in products of your choice! PLUS 2 FREE stamp sets when you join during Sale-A-Bration!! I will mentor you with my 21 years of Stampin' Up! experience!! Email me your questions now: [email protected]


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Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes

THANK YOU to all who came to our Annual Used Stamp Sale! It was another success!! ENJOY your bargains.


These handy dandy Narrow Note Cards and Envelopes #145583 make up quick! I used the flamboyant Painted with Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #145580 to cover the front. It's splashy and fun!


The 2-1/4" Circle Punch #143720 makes a perfect layer for the envelope flap - cut it exactly in half.


Stock up on this elegant specialty paper before it's gone FOREVER!! Get your cards ready for Valentine's Day!!

Fruit Basket Bundle


"SWEETLY" simply, these cards are created with the Fruit Basket Bundle #145977! The base cards and envelopes are a FREE item with purchase during the Sale-A-Bration Promo. They "PAIR" perfectly!!


Stamp the fruit, then PUNCH out with the coordinating Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack of FOUR punches that come in this bundle - BUNDLES $AVE you 10%!


I added Tutti Frutti Washi Tape #145610 behind the layers. SO QUICK! All products are available right here in my online store. Click the blue SHOP & ORDER BANNER, top right!

Sure Do Love You Bundle


This is call an Envelope Card and it uses very little paper. The base is 4 X 5-1/4" which saves paper when cutting from a 12 X12" sheet! The tip of the triangular flap TUCKS under the strip below. SO SIMPLE & UNIQUE!


The flap is a 3-3/4" square, scored diagonally. The flap opens to reveal your message! 


This back view shows the square flap. This GORGEOUS paper is Painted With Love Specialty Designer Series Paper #145580 - OH SO SPLASHY!! The stamps and dies are the Sure Do Love You Bundle #145965 wood or #145966 clear.


Be sure to dimensionalized (elevate) the strip so you are able to TUCK the tip of the flap 1/4" under. TRY this FUN FOLD!!

All items available in my online store now!



Picture Perfect Birthday


This ADORABLE two-step bow really caught my eye!! This is the Picture Perfect Birthday Stamp Set #145519 in the in 2018 Occasions Catalog.


These colors are Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Silver!


I like the unique images in this fun, versatile birthday stamp set!

Don't forget - IT'S SALE-A-BRATION PROMO! FREE item with purchase! Your orders are always appreciated.

Birthday Wishes for You


Got scraps?? Silly question! This is a wonderful scrap card! The trendy name is "color blocking."


Shelli Gardner, Founder of Stampin' Up! did this fast layout at OnStage Live in November 2017. The idea just stuck in my mind all these months!


Just grab some cardstock scraps and a ribbon that matches one of your colors! Attach to a base card and then stamp across the color blocks! I used the Birthday Wishes for You Stamp Set #145742, the first stamp set in the Occasions Catalog 2018. Try it!

Sunshine Wishes Thinlits with Brusho


Valentine's Day is around the corner! I've been playing with Brusho Crystal Colour #144101 from the Occasion Catalog. Sprinkle a small amount of Brusho Crystals onto wet Watercolor Paper for interesting backgrounds! That's the easiest use for these Crystals, but there are many more ideas!


 Sunshine Wishes Thinlits #141489 are perfect for a Valentine Card!

Try Brusho Crystal Colour if you love "out of the box" experimenting!

Party Pandas Cuteness


Everyone loves a cute Panda!! These "Party Pandas" are a FREE choice with purchase during Sale-A-Bration Promo!! Age appropriate for EVERYONE!!


The "punched out circle" creates a format for two different designs! Use the NEW "Simple Stripes"Embossing Folder #145648 to create a unique background: run it thru the Big Shot Die Cutting Machine #143263 vertically, FLIP OVER, and then run thru horizontally.


The cute tiny print layers are from the "Picture Perfect Party 6x6" Designer Series Paper.


Party Pandas are guaranteed FUN & SMILES!! All products available here. 

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Heartfelt Blooms with Sepia Effect


DON'T ignore this exquisite floral in the FREE Sale-A-Bration items!! WOW, it's SOFT & SOOTHING!!


This Heartfelt Blooms card has ALREADY been a club favorite!! Stamp it in CRUMB CAKE, including the sentiments for a SEPIA TONE. Use pastel inks and SPONGE DAUBERS to VERY LIGHTLY add color!! This one uses Sweet Sugarplum, Pear Pizzazz, and Daffodil Delight inks. A little Clear Wink of Stella shimmer in the middle of the daisy is all that's needed. The results will stun you!!


This one uses Wisteria Wonder on the daisies.


This one uses Peekaboo Peach on the main flowers.

Purchase $50 of any Stampin' Up! products and this Heartfelt Blooms can be your FREE Selection during the Sale-A-Bration Promo (ends March 31, 2018.)

Celebrate You with SHINE


Look closely...the "YOU" shines!! The flowers were colored with BLENDS markers so each flower is a little unique!


The word "YOU" was die cut three times in Basic Black cardstock using the Celebrate You Thinlits (from Sale-A-Bration,) then glued on top of each other. That gives depth!


Next, heat emboss the stacked "YOU" with clear embossing powder for SHINE! That grabs attention!


I love the powerful impact of this card!! It's all about the "YOU!" Celebrate You Thinlits and Amazing You Stamp Set used here are FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo items! TRY this!!

Sale-A-Bration is the BEST time to stock up & earn FREE goodies!! Shop HERE

Petal Palette Bundle


This sweet Chickadee stole my heart! Ink him in Basic Gray, then add Basic Black Marker to the rubber of cap, beak and throat for a realistic result!


This lovely watercolor Bundle has 15 images & 10 coordinating it qualifies you for a FREE Sale-A-Bration Promo item thru March 31, 2018! 


Colors: base card is Pink Pirouette, banner is Pear Pizzazz, Blends Markers for flowers are Pink Pirouette and Old Olive. Clear Wink of Stella on flowers for shimmer!


Texture for the base card is the NEW Simple Stripes Embossing Folder.

This lovely bundle is coming up in my LOCAL class: Feb. 16 & 17 at 9:30 am. Check EVENTS at top of page for details and join us!

NEW Products and Biggest Sale


This is one of my very favorite stamp sets in the NEW 2018 Occasions Catalog, WATERFRONT #146386!! It has endless possibilities for great landscapes with water, mountains, pines, sun/moon and palms!!



New 2018 Occasions Catalog 

2018 Sale-A-Bration Promo 

View & Shop HERE

Select FREE products for EACH $50 you purchase! YAY for FREE!! You also earn a Shopper Reward from me for EACH $50 purchased - BONUS!! Download my Shopper Rewards Form under the Shop & Order Banner at top right.





Stamper's Space Saving Tip


Let's start the New Year with one of my favorite SPACE SAVING TIPS! Some clear mount stamp sets come in two cases because the uncut rubber takes up space.


After I attach the images labels, I put all images into the same case.  20171124_094801

The case covers slip easily out of the plastic sleeve of the case. I combine the two case covers into one, making sure I have an index on the spine of the box. A little trimming and gluing and I have ONE perfectly complete stamp case instead of TWO!!


It's important to have an accurate spine index so you see all the images and sentiments when you are searching. Try this!

This adorable Petal Palette Bundle will be available WED., Jan. 3, 2018 in the NEW OCCASIONS CATALOG! GET READY!