Friday, January 31



I have another card using the cute VIVID VASES single stamp in the Occasions Catalog.

This is a clean and simple CHALK BOARD card using wisteria wonder card stock as the base, a layer of whisper white on top of that and the stamped image on basic black.  The image is heat embossed with white embossing powder.

I used one of the edgelits to cute the card base and the white layer.  The black piece was die cut with Chalk Talk Framelits die.  I used the Chalk Marker to put the highlights on the vases.

A cute ruffled wisteria wonder ribbon bow finished off this card.

Thanks for visiting today.  I appreciate that you visit me.  Please leave me a comment, won't you?


White Stampin Chalk Marker
Vivid Vases
Wisteria Wonder 8-1/2 X 11 Card Stock
Wisteria Wonder 3/8 Inch Ruffled Ribbon (retired)
Versamark Pad
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Adorning Accents Edgelits Die
Basic Black 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock
Chalk Talk Framelits Dies

Thursday, January 30



We had a workshop at Tammy's home last night and had a fun time making cards, visiting and sharing ideas.  With Sale-a-Bration right now, your friends WANT to get a free item, so why not invite them over to your home and let me bring supplies and have them made some fun cards?  You, as hostess, will earn extra hostess dollars to spend when you have a qualifying party.

 Strawberry Slush and whisper white are the colors used in this fun card.  I got the idea from my manager Dawn G.  Thanks girlie!!  Everyone loved this card.

 Banner Blast stamp set is a FREE item you can get when you place a minimum order of $50.  And we also used the Banner punch which is a FREE item as well.

 Some baker's twine was wrapped around the card twice and then the banners attached.  The little heart is also in the Banner Blast stamp set.

I also used the Starburst Sayings stamp set and matching thinlits Dies for the sentiment "YOU MAKE THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE".  The stamp set and dies can be purchased in a bundle for 15% discount.

Everyone at the workshop LOVED the two Sale-a-Bration items we used on this card so much that they all got them both FOR FREE with their orders!!

A few smiling faces with their cards to prove how much fun this workshop was.  \

Contact me soon so I can schedule YOUR workshop as well.  I do long distance or VIRTUAL workshops as well - I send you everything you need for your attendees to make their cards at your own home and you send me their orders back by email.

Thanks for visiting.  Please stop by again soon.

Wednesday, January 29



At leadership a few weeks ago, we got the Vivid Vases single stamp and I am LOVIN' IT!!  It was so simple I think I looked right over it in the catalog, but now that I have been using it I AM HOOKED.

Here is a simple but pretty card I created with this cute stamp:

I used the Modern Medley designer paper for the lovely white polka dots on black background.  The card base is whisper white sponged around the edges with crushed curry ink.

First I used Stazon Black ink for the Vivid Vases stamped on watercolor paper.  Then I used the Oval Framelits Die to cut it out.  I used my Aqua Painter and Soft Sky ink for the water in the vases, then used my Markers to color the flowers.  I added one pink candy dot on the word LOT in "You're a whole lot of wonderful". Stampin dimensionals pops up the art work for this simple but fun card.

Thanks for visiting.  I shared this card at CAS(E) THIS SKETCH.


Tuesday, January 28





I can finally show you the beautiful brochure.

Let me explain it to you so you understand what you are seeing:

Pages 1-9 SUGGESTIONS on what you could purchase together to reach $50 and be able to create fun projects.  You do NOT have to purchase these items, they are ONLY suggestions.  Last year we heard from  customers that they did not know what to purchase (REALLY??!!)  MY problem is that I have TOO MUCH I WANT!!

Page 10 - end are the FREE ITEMS you have to choose from.  FOR EACH $50 YOU SPEND, YOU MAY CHOOSE ONE ITEM. So if your order is $100, you choose TWO FREE THINGS, etc.

If you decide to purchase $150 of product from any catalog, or on the web, you will be considered as being the hostess for a party and will not only get 3 FREE ITEMS for your purchase, but you will ALSO EARN HOSTESS DOLLARS TO SPEND AS YOU WANT.

ENJOY THE BROCHURE.  If you order from me, I will be happy to mail you a hard copy of the brochure or any current catalog.


AND here's this week's Weekly Deals!

Monday, January 27



Thank you for visiting me today.  I have a bright and fun card for you today to go along with the LATE NIGHT STAMPERS challenge and the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY challenge.

 I used STARBURST SAYINGS AND THE STARBURST THINLITS DIES for the OH HAPPY DAY element of the card.  Beautiful Calypso Coral is the paper and the ink here.

 I used SWEET SORBET DSP from the SALE-A-BRATION Catalog and in it is the Calypso Coral and Pool Party colors that I used in my card.  I used my Pool Party Marker and dotted all the dots in HAPPY with it.  Then I went over the arrows and half circles within the stamped image also with Pool Party to emphasize it.

A little Pool Party Ink sponged on the doily and a piece of 1/4" Pool Party ribbon and I am finished.  Quick but cute card with lots of elements to hold your eye.

Hope you enjoyed my card.  Please stop back by again.  And if you want your own SWEET SORBET DSP FREE, all you have to do is order $50 from my store and you get it FREE.

Pool Party 1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon
Calypso Coral 8-1/2 X 11 Card Stock
Starburst Framelits Dies
Starburst Sayings [english, clear]
Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad
Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad
Sweet Sorbet Designer Series Paper SALE A BRATION FREE ITEM
Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Sunday, January 26


Sale-a-Bration.  You are in for quite a treat with this year’s Sale-a-Bration.  What’s Sale-a-Bration?  Sale-a-Bration is Stampin’ Up!’s annual sales event (this year it is held from January 28 to March 31) during which customers have a great opportunity to earn awesome, exclusive products.  Here are three great ways to take advantage of Sale-a-Bration: 

§  Earn free products for purchases.  For every $50 in purchases, my customers are able to choose a FREE product from a selection of exclusive stamp sets, kits, downloads and other products.  The selection of FREE products is really great this year. 

§  Join Stampin’ Up!  If you have ever thought about joining my Stampin’ Up! family, this is your time.  Not only will you earn a discount on the product you want, but you’ll be a part of a wonderful, supportive group.  The kit is only $99 and you will receive $150 of products OF YOUR CHOICE, plus free shipping.  If you’ve ever thought about joining, I’d love for you to reach out to me at  so I can help you plan for Sale-a-Bration.

§  Hostess Benefits.  When you purchase more than $150 in Stampin’ Up! products, you earn hostess rewards for free items of your choice.  During Sale-a-Bration, you have an opportunity to earn extra hostess benefits for large orders and large parties.  If you’d like to gather orders from friends (whether or not they live near you, shipments can be shipped directly to them), I would love to help you earn the extra rewards.    

Friday, January 24



My friend and one of my downline members, Karen P. and I put together the Wreath Kit yesterday and I wanted to share it with you.

We had such a fun time to make our wreaths together at her home.

Here it is all finished and up on the door.  I have a porch overhang so it is protected from weather.  Since it is made from paper, burlap ribbon and cardboard, you don't want it to ever get wet.

 This is a closeup so you can see the different types of flowers to create.  All the supplies except the hot glue is included in the kit.

 These open POPPY-type flowers are the largest.  One large yellow one and 3 smaller ones in yellow, coral and light blue.

I love the ones made with the fringed paper.  And the top small blue water lily-type flower is so cute.  I snipped and cupped the inner layer so that it had more dimension and looks more like a water lily. The directions had it just be flat.

I would suggest getting one of these kits and making it with a friend or your family.  It is fun to make and a beautiful project when completed.

Any questions, let me know.

Thursday, January 23



OOPS, I forgot to show you the BLUE HEART CARD we made last week at card class.  I was looking at my previous posts and realized I did not show you this one. AND it was my favorite!!

 Stamp is the single wooden stamp FLOWERFULL HEART.  Get yours quickly before all the valentine's stamp sets are gone.  Jan. 28th is the last day you can purchase Valentines stamp sets.

Boho Blossoms punch and So Saffron card stock are the three little flowers with the mini pearls in the middle.  And Island Indigo card stock, ink and bakers twine.  CUTE CUTE CUTE

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!

Wednesday, January 22



I have an easy and cute card for you today.  I started with the SKETCH FRENZY FRIDAY SKETCH HERE:

Here is my take on this sketch.  I did move the sentiment to the top right instead of the bottom right, but I believe that is ok since the basic sketch is still there.

 This is a clean and simple card that packs a lot of pretty!!

 I even used a punch a different way to make the end of my flag with the sentiment on it.

Did you notice the pretty pearls in the centers of the flowers?  A little unusual pop of bling!!

Thanks for stopping by.

I also entered this card at:

Freshly Made Sketches
SUO Challenges

Monday, January 20



Here is the last project we made from my CARD CLASSES last week.

 For the first goodie bag we used the cute heart bags kit from the OCCASIONS CATALOG called SWEETHEART TREAT BAGS.  The die cut tags and the bakers twine are included in the little kit.

These bags are a bit larger and have the fun chevrons on it.  Only the bags come in this package.  I used the FLOWERFULL HEART WOOD STAMP and my HEART THINLITS DIES to create the tag on the front of the bag.  I added a candy dot below the heart, and 1" stitched ribbon to make the fun bow.

I would LOVE to help you get the supplies to make these cards and treat bags I have shown these past few days.  If you do not have a demonstrator, please click below to order the supplies you need.


Flowerfull Heart Wood Stamp
Hearts Thinits Dies
Candy dots
Sweetheart Treat Bags
Primrose pink classic ink pad
Whisper white card stock
Primrose pink card stock

Saturday, January 18

one more fun photo at STAMPIN' UP! LEADERSHIP


I have one more photo to share with you from Leadership this month.  A group of us went to HOUSE OF BLUES for dinner on Friday evening before our Stampin' Night Out!!  The food was absolutely YUMMY. IF you have one near you, by all means get over to it and give it a try.

Our table ordered:
Shrimp and Grits (that was ME).  It was FAB.She had to take half of it back to the room it was so big and so yummy.
French Dip Sandwich (Beth).  She gave it a thumbs up!!
Veggie flat bread (Ronnel).  It was just so so.  Not fab but not bad.

Here is our FUNNY photo to show us eating our food.

Can;t take us anywhere in public, right?!!

Here is a better photo of us really:
We had to leave right as the music was starting so we wouldn't miss our night of Stamping.  RATS becasue I was dying to hear the band play.

It is definitely on my list of GO TO next time I am downtown Houston and looking for fun with my hubby.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, January 17



January is just flying by for me.  I am so glad I thought ahead and had my card club this week for Valentine's Day.  Eight lovely ladies came and really had fun making the projects.

I will show you one project we made as a daily post, ok?

I used this Photopolymer stamp set alone with the Flowerfull Heart for this project.

The SWEET was stamped on the inside along with a heart  Both stamped in Raspberry Ripple.  

Hugs and kisses were stamped with versa mark all over the top half of the card.  The cardstock is Primrose Pink.

A lovely tea doily was used underneath the water color looking hearts.  We created these hearts by using drops of reinkers on a piece of felt, and using that as the stamp pad.  The reinkers are from the Subtles set to keep with the water color look.  I think it would have looked even better by sponging Raspberry Ripple around the edges of the heart.  We used the Heart Framelits to die cut the hearts.

Small heart punches of Raspberry Ripple card stock were attached on the left bottom, slightly overlapping the seam binding and grosgrain ribbon, which is tied in a knot.  Lastly two way glue was dotted here and there on the flowers of the heart stamp and Dazzling Diamonds were added.  DD was also added to the small stamped heart in the right bottom corner.

I have entered this at:

SUO Challenges

  • Rose Red 1/2 Inch Seam Binding Ribbon (CLEARANCE RACK)

  • Primrose Petals 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

  • Whisper White 8-1/2X11 Card Stock

  • Small Heart Punch

  • Flowerfull Heart Wood-Mount Stamp

  • Whisper White 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

  • Raspberry Ripple 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock

  • Raspberry Ripple Classic Stampin' Pad

  • Subtles Classic Stampin' Ink Refills

  • Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter

  • 2-Way Glue Pen