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March 25th, 2019

I’m currently  away from my computer, and will be off and on over the next couple weeks. I will try to check in a few times, and respond to your comments!

  Purple (Highland Heather) Gingham and Cupcakes…these are a few of my favorite things… store bought buttercream (I don’t think they use real butter), frosted cake/cupcakes are my MOST favorite dessert ever!! We used to call it PMS cake around here because that’s when I would have the strongest cravings for it!

 Admittedly, most things that contain sugar are on my favorites list…even the “there’s not anything sweet here in my kitchen or pantry that sounds very good for this particular craving right now, but this sweet will do in a pinch”


Hello Cupcake, is probably my favorite of all the FREE SAB sets, Painted Seasons is a close second. I had so much fun making this card, the thinlits made this stamp set even more fun to play with!!

I used the “Well-Said Cling Bundle” for the sentiments on the front of the card. I used the “More Than Words” stamp set from SAB-Coordination for the inside sentiment.

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Thank you for visiting my Blog, I hope you enjoyed my card and it makes you motivated to get some creativity going this week!


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March 22nd, 2019

   Yep, I’m doin’ Christmas for today’s blog! I got a little burned out on Christmas cards for awhile, but this 4 season set inspired me again! This is actually two sets, the Painted Seasons Bundle, (FREE with a $100 purchase) and the More Than Words stamp set.

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If you guessed this is another Distinktive Stamp Set, you would be right! Most of the pine needles are covered on this card, so you can’t see the color variations very well on those…but… check out all the varying depths of color on those gorgeous pine cones!! I inked and stamped them one time, that’s it!


The Painted Seasons stamp set with it’s beautiful “Distinktive” style stamping is only going to be available through March 31st….only 2 days left after today…don’t let time run out if this is a must have set, it won’t be back.

Thank you for visiting my Blog, feel free to comment or ask me a question, I’d love to hear from you!

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March 18th, 2019,

     Have you heard of SU!’s Distinktive Stamps? Stamping one time with these special stamps gives different depths of color with a beautiful  monochromatic look. Each image on this card was inked and stamped only once. (Except I stamped off once with the paler flower)  This Painted Seasons Stamp Set is exclusive and will go away after March 31st.

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The Designer Series Paper you see, is one of 6 beautiful designs. Both the Painted Seasons stamp set and the gorgeous DSP is FREE Bundle with a $100 purchase…until March 31st.

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This was a simple card and I’m really pleased with how it came out. The bigger flower is stamped in Petal Pink on Petal Pink Card Stock. The Sentiment is Petal Pink and Lemon Lime Twist. The DSP rectangle is the third largest Stitched Rectangle, and the Whisper White Rectangle  is the largest die from the 4 piece rectangles group of this Die Cut set.

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Thank you for visiting my Blog, I would love to hear what you think of my card! Please feel free to leave me a question or comment, just scroll down to the bottom of the page.

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March 17th, 2019,

When you scroll down you’ll get to see my little green frog card, in all his Green St. Patricks Day splendor…

MARCH 31st

What about March 31st??

It is the LAST DAY to:

~Get an extra $50 with the Starter Kit. (ZERO obligations to me or to Stampin’ Up!…just enjoy all your awesome new stamping supplies!)

~Get FREE products with $50 and $100 orders.

~Host a workshop…on FaceBook and get an extra $25 in Hostess Rewards.

If you’d like to be in on Pre-orders and discounts starting at 20-25% and a TON of other perks…and right now an extra $50 in FREE products with your Starter Kit…now is the time!!! This offer is good until March 31st.

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   Happy Saint Patricks Day!  When you don’t have any leprechaun stamps, the next best thing could be a cute little green frog.  I think this cute little guy will do just fine for St. Patrick’s day!

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I don’t know if you heard or not…the Hop Around thinlit dies…are sold out!  First week of  4 weeks it was supposed to be available.  Yikes! That was quick! Now the Call Me Cupcake Thinlits and the Lily Framelits are completely sold out!

Why am I showing you a card that I used the sold out dies on, if you can’t even purchase the thinlit dies anymore?

One, because I already had this blog planned for today.

Two, because the Hoppy Together, Hello Cupcake and Lasting Lily stamp sets are still available.

And three, to give some…advice…if you see something in any of the catalogs that you simply must have…get it right away!!

If you like to see products I used to make this card, just click HERE or on the “Click HERE to SHOP Square” to the right…

Thank you so much for visiting my Blog, I hope you liked my card!


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March 8th, 2019

   This sentiment-only stamp set, “Life Is Grand” is a great set to have.  I love the size, the font and the versatility of the sentiments.

   Don’t these cute little frogs look so friendly and happy?  I used the adorable lily pad and flower from the “Hoppy Together” coordinating thinlit die cut set.  I think they’re just so dang cute!

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     I hope that if you wanted these coordinating thinlit dies that you were able to get them before they sold out.  It’s crazy how quickly they were gone! I’ve learned, if there is a stamp set or embossing folder or die cut that I really, really want…I get it early!  If you don’t, you just might not ever get it.

    From the moment Stampin’ Up! realizes an unexpected favorite is going to sell out, it generally takes 90 days from placing their order to receiving those products for distribution.  By then, it’s often too late because they’re moving on to the next catalogs products.

Some general how to info:

This is a standard card size of 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, Call Me Clover card stock. The 2″ x 5 1/2″ strip of DSP is from Animal Expedition. The stitched circle is the second smallest. I used Stampin’ Dimensional’s to pop up the lily pad and frog.

 Thank you for stopping by my blog!

I hope you like my card, if you did, please leave me a comment below the product links!

There are just a couple more weeks to take advantage of the Sale-A-Bration promo’s and maximize your paper crafting dollars.

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Price: $110.00



March 8th, 2019,

  I’ve never been much of a Rooster fan, I don’t know why…I guess I don’t think they’re…”cute”, but after seeing a bunch of cards with this guy…turns out roosters are kinda cute.H2RWM

You can color Mr Rooster ANY color you like. Go ahead…google “rooster images” and you’ll see what I mean. I had no idea they were so colorful! (Obviously not a farm girl here!) Having said that, I didn’t get real colorful with these roosters, but I think the next rooster I color is going to have to have some Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and maybe some Blueberry Bushel feathers to adorn him.

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The “how to” with this card is pretty straight forward. The Balmy Blue and Daffodil Delight cards are…

Standard size Basic Black card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″; Gingham Gala 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper cut to: 5 1/4″ x 3″; Whisper White banner, 3 7/8″ x 2″ before punching with Banner Triple Punch; Tailored Tag Punch for sentiment


Thank you for stopping by my blog!

Be sure and check out Stampin’ Up!’s Promo’s this month, just continue to scroll down the page.


DEAL #1:

This offer is good until Sunday only…

Because it’s Stampin’ Up!’s  birthday, they decided to create a kit that is perfect for making birthday cards!

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Sale-A-Bration only has a few more weeks, make sure you get the ones you want before they’re gone! Check out the coordinating products that are only available this month. Click the ad below:

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March 4th, 2019,

    What’s with all the  different Sale-A-Bration, (SAB) publications??

…I’ll tell you one thing they are, for sure…they’re loaded with fun, beautiful products that we get to play with!!

But…first lets take a quick look at the pretty card I made using products from the 2nd release.

The Scoop on the FOUR 2019 Sale-A-Bration, (SAB) Publications

First 3 publications, have FREE with purchase products.

(Level 1 ….FREE w/ $50 purchase  &  Level 2 … FREE w/ $100 purchase)

1st SAB (Mini-Catalog): Jan. 3rd – March 31st

2nd SAB (Brochure): Feb. 15th- March 31st

3rd SAB (Flyer): March 1st-March 31st


 4th SAB Flyer: March 1st-March 31st

Has products that coordinate with the 1st SAB Mini-Catalog’s Free-products.

Click on the pictures of catalogs and SAB publications you want to see, on the right hand side of this blog.

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I’d love to help you with all of your stamping needs and questions!

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March 1st 2019,

    Love, love, love February’s Paper Pumpkin!! I made them pretty much as they were designed to be, (in the first collage) and I made alternate cards this time, (second collage), with the super cute stamp set from this month’s kit.

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My alternates…

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This set has really great sentiments, and that adorable little tea cup with the succulent.?..well…just can’t stop stampin’ n’ colorin’ it!

A quick note about one of my all time favorite SU! colors…if you’ve ever seen Blackberry Bliss in person, you know it’s a dark color but these pictures make it almost look black. It is lighter in person.

Fun tip…

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            Practical tip…


Thank you for visiting my Blog today, I hope you are feeling inspired to create something today!

I hope you liked my alternative projects! Scroll down for product details and to Shop at my store.

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You don’t want to miss out on another cute kit…like the one I’ve showcased today…


March Paper Pumpkin kit will have TWO stamp sets in it, in honor of Paper Pumpkins 6th Birthday!!

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Get the scoop on EVERYTHING GREAT that is going on with STAMPIN’ UP!…seriously, time is runnin’ out!

(To view catalogs, click on the cover pictures to the right.)

To see all the specials going on now, click the picture collage here:

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Products I used to make the alternate

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February 25th, 2019

One of the things I like about the Valentine’s Day theme, “All My Love” Suite of products, is that they can be used for other reasons, not just Valentine’s Day. Weddings and bridal showers for sure, anniversaries, birthdays or “just because”,  like the featured card here, are all possible reasons or events to make a card from these sets.


For as fancy as it looks, this card is fairly simple to make.

  1. Cut Whisper White Card Stock to 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, score at 4 1/4″.
  2. Cut All My Love Designer Series Paper, the red pattern: 4 1/2″ x 3″, the floral strip: 5 1/2″ x  3/4″.
  3. For the sentiment card stock piece, start with the floral thinlit, then cut all the sides. Last position the corner holes thinlit and run through the big shot.
  4. The decorative piece at the bottom of the sentiment card stock piece, is from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits. I use Adhesive Sheets with delicate thinlits and framelits like this one, it’s so much easier to adhere them to your card.
  5. Adhere Heart Epoxy Droplets.

Thank you for stopping by my blog, I hope it inspires you to take some time for some creativity!

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February 22, 2019,

     I think this bundle may have gotten overlooked a bit because I haven’t seen many cards on the demo sites with it. There’s a lot of cute little stamps in the set, 26 to be exact, and they’re photopolymer, which makes it a definite Yes for me!


I made about 20 of the cards above that I’ll be sending this weekend to  my class attendees and a few of my Demo friends. The stamp set bundle is in the Annual Catalog on  page 22, if you want to take a peek. It has a “Thank You” Thinlit die cut, that’s really cute.

The stamped rectangle backgrounds are from the Bokeh Dots stamp set. The two stamps in this set make beautiful backgrounds with endless applications.

The plant sprig is from the Dear Doily Stamp set, which also comes in a bundle, with some gorgeous Thinlit dies…pg. 47 in the 2019 Occasions Catalog.


I hope you like my cards! I love stamping cards like these two, playing with the various stamps and pretty colors.

If you need a catalog, let me know by leaving a comment, email me, or message me on FaceBook. Scroll down for product details and ordering details, just click on the products you’d like.

If you order your  monthly Craft Kit by March 10th, it’ll come to your door with a second stamp set in it!

Personally, I can’t wait to see it!

(You can discontinue at any time…but you won’t want to, they’re so fun!)