Bliss in Black and White

Bliss Saleabration

This set is really stunning done in black and white. Simply elegant. The components from the Bliss set are great together, but combine with other sets really well too. I used the flourish stamp from Easter Blossoms in the current Occasions mini catalog. I like it!


Stampin’ Stuff


Stamps: Bliss and Easter Blossoms
Ink: Black StazOn
Paper: Basic Black and Whisper White card stock
Fun Stuff: Tulip Border embossing folder, Basic pearls




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Sweet Summer

Free SAB Set Sweet Summer


I love this Sale-A-Bration set, Sweet Summer. It wasn’t on my list of must haves though, until I started playing with it. I love the whimsical feel to it and it is just so easy to work and create with. Did I mention you can get it FREE? Yep, love that part too!



Stampin’ Stuff


Stamps: SAB Sweet Summer, On Your Birthday
Ink: Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist and Baja Breeze Classic Inks
Paper: Whisper White and Marina Mist card stock and Subtles DSP
Fun Stuff: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Baja Breeze seam binding



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Greeting Card Kids Valentine

Greeting Card Kids

I had to use my sweet little Greeting Card Cutie again for this valentines card. How neat is this embossed border? I love it. This is the new Framed Tulips Textured Impressions folder from the Occasions Mini Catalog. Super Easy card. Of course when you have the right tools, the design process is quick and painless!



Stampin’ Stuff


Greeting Card Kids ~ Teeny Tiny Wishes


Black StazOn ~ Basic Gray ~ So Saffron ~ Blushing Bride


Basic Gray ~ Blushing Bride ~ Whisper White

Fun Stuff

Big Shot ~ Framed Tulips EF ~ Aqua Painter


Gift Card or Money Holder

Greeting Card Kids


Can you tell which are my favorite toys to play with this season? Greeting Card Kids, the Northern Flurries embossing folder, and the colors blue and red. I can’t stop myself!


This is a gift so many of us give during the holidays and there are so many different ways to present them. I wanted to incorporate a gift card or money holder into a card. I also wanted to make one that would be very quick to mass produce if necessary, which always brings the Big Shot to mind for me. This is what I came up with.


The image was the only thing that was a little time consuming on this card, but it really didn’t take that long. I used my quick watercolor technique. My New Year’s resolution is to learn how to use my new camera and all the technology to edit and upload videos, so hopefully that will happen in the first week or so of January! I think I’ll make that technique the first video. It is really simple and just uses the markers and aqua painter.


Greeting card kids


I spritzed the card using the Silver Foil Smooch Spritz. I love the overall shimmery look it creates on the card stock. Very pretty. I can never do justice to the shimmer or bling in my photo’s.


Gift card


I decided that our scallop envelope would be the perfect gift card or money holder. So easy! I created the little pocket and then attached a piece of lace to the back of the envelope with glue dots. Then I just laid the card in the envelope and tied it into place. The sentiment looks crooked in this photo, but really the envelope is placed on a slant on the inside of the card.


Stampin Stuff


Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Four for the Holiday and Winter Post
Inks: Black Stazon Ink, Tea Stain, and Cherry Cobbler, Blush Blossom, Marina Mist, and Garden Green Markers
Paper: Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist card stock
Fun Stuff: Big Shot and Scallop envelope, Oval and Northern Frost dies, Norther Flurries embossing folder, Aqua Painters, Basic Rhinestones, Silver Foil Shimmer Spritz, Victoria crocheted lace, mini glue dots and pop dots.



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Final Deal of the Week!

Deal of the Week



This week’s Deal of the Week is the Heart to Heart punch for only $10.99!


Call or email to order this punch. Remember, this deal ends in less than a week on July 31st.






Crazy for Cupcakes



This is one of the Stamp a Stack cards that we did for StampFest.


Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes

Inks: Black Staz-On, So Saffron, Lovely Lilac Stampin’ Write Markers

Paper:Lovely Lilac and Almost Amethyst Card stock and Saleabration DSP

Fun Stuff:So Saffron grosgrain ribbon, Eyelet border punch, Oval Nestabilities dies and Big Shot








Have a great Monday!









Autumn Days

Autumn Days


Here is a card using only the stems from the Autumn Days set. I stamped the images once and then stamped again without re-inking. Then I cut the image out using the 1 3/8 inch square punch. The saying is tied on using our hemp cord that has been colored with the Dusty Durango marker. The Sahara Sand paper works wonderfully with the Soft Suede.

Stampin’ Stuff

Stamps: Autumn Days and Teeny Tiny Wishes

Inks:Dusty Durango and Soft Suede

Paper:Dusty Durango, Soft Suede and Sahara Sand

Fun Stuff: Hemp cord, Modern Label punch, 1 3/8″ Square punch















Fun For Spring!


A Good Egg Basket


 Stamp Camp Projects

 Here are more fun projects that we made for Stamp Camp this month.

This is a cute little basket using the Scallop Envelope Sizzix Die. We added a handle made with braided grosgrain ribbon which gave it a little sturdiness.

The basket is embellished using A Good Egg and designer paper from the hostess pad.

View a tutorial for making this basket/box  here


Basket Handle

 A side view of the basket so that you can see the  braid detail and that we attached the handle with the Jumbo brads.

I made my own basket filler using designer paper scraps, a paper shredder and my crimper tool.

Cheep Talk

 This was a super easy card.  I love the new eyelet scallop punch, and for some reason I am on a Tangerine Tango kick right now! I thought about adding something else, but resisted and I am glad I did. I like the simplicity.

The set is Cheep talk.

Tangerine Tango ribbon

Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss, Pacific Point and Whisper White inks and paper.


Trendy Trees

I know it is odd to have a Blue tree, but somehow it just worked with the Designer Series paper from the Sale-A-Bration selection. The ribbon is also from the Sale-A-Bration Ribbon bundle.

So Saffron, Bashful Blue, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White inks and card stock.

Happy Stampin!


Embellishment Opportunities


crazy for cupcakes



Many of you have heard me say it……”There are no stamping mistakes, only embellishment opportunities!” This card is one of those which turned out very different than the original design I had intended, due to a couple of those “opportunities”. I love the way it all came together, though.

The first mistake I mean, opportunity, was cutting my ribbon too short, but playing with it gave me this pretty application. One I will be using again. I really like it!

The next thing that didn’t work out as originally planned was the rub-on sentiment. First, I used the white sentiment from Chit Chat. It got lost in the paper design and the design showed through a little.  I wanted  to use the dark one, but instead of starting over with a new layer; I decided to offset the white a little and give it a shadow or embossed look. Turned out even better than I had hoped!


Those rub-ons are addictive! You get over 150 sayings in two colors and they are so easy to apply. This card also uses the Rasberry Tart DSP (Gorgeous). The colors are Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral, Real Red, Rose Red and Kiwi Kiss. I also used the Ribbon Originals-Pigtails. The Kiwi polkadot is so much fun, I’ll be using it up quickly! Of course, the set is Crazy for Cupcakes. You’ll be seeing a lot of this one.


Happy Stampin’