Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!


All supplies from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush (RETIRING), Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: All Abloom (RETIRING)
Stamps: A Round Array (RETIRING), Crazy About You, Petal Potpourri (RETIRING)
Ink: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush
Punches: 1/2" Circle, 7/8" Scallop Circle, Flower Medallion, Ornate Tag Topper, Sweetheart (to make banner tails)
Other: Blushing Bride Baker's Twine

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Friday, May 8, 2015

$5 Paper Pumpkin Kits!

Stampin' Up! offers a super cute monthly kit called My Paper Pumpkin. Each month's kit includes an adorable and exclusive stamp set, ink(s), and everything you need to create that month's projects.  You just need scissors!

For the next 24 hours (until 8:50 PM EST on Saturday, May 9th), you can order the May kit for ONLY $5!  (Reg. $19.95). Just use promo code 24HOURS at this link =>


Here are some sneak peeks of this month's kit:



Thanks for popping by!  Don't let this deal get away!

Sending Wishes Your Way

Today's share is a birthday card that I made for a special lady who's turning 80 soon. I kept the design very simple and used some of my favorite colors and my new favorite stamp set (thank you for letting me borrow this, Kathy!)
Alas, though, this card features more RETIRING supplies that I'm so sad to see leave: the 2013-2015 In Colors and the Painted Petals stamp set. All of these supplies are available through May 31 (or while supplies last) through my online 


All supplies from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana (RETIRING), Whisper White, Wild Wasabi
Stamps: Butterfly Basics, Painted Petals (RETIRING)
Ink: Basic Black (RETIRING), Wild Wasabi
Markers: Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush from the 2013-2015 In Color Collection (RETIRING)
Other: Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's Twine (RETIRING), 2013-2015 In Color Sequins (RETIRING)

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Thursday, May 7, 2015

Spring Notecards

Just a quick share today to show a set of blank note cards that I made last night. I rarely make cards without sentiments, but they are a great for keeping in touch with friends or stamping a quick sentiment inside without having to re-think your card design. Sadly, this pretty little doily stamp is soon to be retired as part of the Petal Potpourri stamp set.  You can still get yours through May 31 (or while supplies last) by visiting my Stampin' Up online store at 

Don't you just LOVE that butterfly stamp?  It is from Nature's Perfection, one of the exclusive Sale-a-Bration stamp sets that was available only as a reward during the 2015 SAB promotion. Even though this is not available for purchase, it is available for you to use if you attend my monthly ShareCrops!  These are open crop times, where you are free to create any project using my stamps, inks, punches, and dies.  My next ShareCrop is scheduled for Sunday, May 31 from 1:00-3:00. The fee for ShareCrops is $10, and includes a $10 credit to be used that day. That's also the last day to order all of your favorite retiring supplies!


All supplies from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Flowerpot (RETIRING)
Ink: Crushed Curry, Garden Green, Lost Lagoon, Night of Navy
Stamps: Beautiful Bunch, Crazy About You, Nature's Perfection (SAB), Petal Potpourri (RETIRING)
Punches: Elegant Butterfly, Flower Medallion, Petite Petals
Other: Crushed Curry 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon (RETIRING), Rhinestone Basic Jewels

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Spring Birthday Card

Today's share is a card that we made in my recent Mother's Day card workshop. It uses some of my favorite retiring products. While I'm very excited about the new products coming out, it makes me sad to see such pretty stamps and papers retiring!  The upside is that there are some amazing sales on retiring products right now. You can see them all here: 


All supplies from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: All Abloom Stack (RETIRING)
Stamps: Crazy About You, Petal Potpourri (RETIRING)
Ink: Basic Black (RETIRING), Daffodil Delight, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow
Punches: Flower Medallion, 7/8" Scallop Circle, Ornate Tag Topper, Scallop Edge Border
Other: Blushing Bride Baker's Twine (RETIRING), Frosted Sequins (CLEARANCE)

Thanks for popping by today!

Sneak Peeks and More!

Yesterday I was able to order new items from the soon-to-be-released SU! catalog. Today, I get to share with you how you can get them, too...early and at an amazing discount!  Below are items that are available to demonstrators (including demo club members.). Interested in becoming a demo club member? Keep reading!  But first, here are some fun products to get you drooling this morning.  😉

Totally drool-worthy, right? Join my demo club today and you can order $125 worth of these fun items (before they're  for only $99 AND get free shipping!  Email me at if you'd like more info on my demo club!  Thanks for popping by!

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Change in Direction...

I've been MIA here on the blog for a long time. I miss it. I miss sharing my projects and "talking" to my crafty friends. I miss visiting your blogs and commenting on everyone's pretty things. I've been "lurking", but not showing my appreciation for everything you share. My blog and I need a crafty re-boot!

It's hard to jump back in. I felt like I was in a stamping rut. I couldn't be creative, and everything took SO LONG to make, because I was feeling overwhelmed with supplies. I *might* have a few. Hee hee.  

So I'm focusing my crafty attention on supplies that make it super easy to be efficient AND creative.  Enter Stampin' Up!, a company that makes it easy to do that by offering "no-brainer" coordinating. I became a demonstrator for the discount, and I sometimes offer workshops or make-and-takes. However, what I love most is that I can create without spending forever trying to choose stamps, coordinate products, or designing a layout. 

Now for the sharing-my favorite part!  This card is one that I made "just because".  I needed some thank you cards and I had just received this new stamp set as a reward. Love that all of the coordinating was done for me, and I was able to mix-and-match patterns so effortlessly!


All supplies from Stampin' Up!:
Stamps: Beautiful Bunch, Lotus Blossom
Cardstock: Blushing Bride, Whisper White
Ink: Blushing Bride, Crushed Curry, Early Espresso
Designer Series Paper: Confetti Celebration, Flowerpot
Punches: Fun Flower, Petite Petals, Ornate Tag Topper
Other: Blushing Bride/Gold baker's twine from Filled with Love kit

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