Sunday, December 31, 2017

Painted Eclipse

I asked my sister what word she lived by.  This is what she said...

I used Stampin' Up! Very Vanilla paper,
Painted Harvest Photopolymer Stamp Set , Powder Pink and Rich Razzleberry and stamped on the background.  Then using the Large Letters Framelits Dies I placed out the word BELIEVE.  To make sure the letters didn't move I placed a little Washi tape on the dies.  Pop the letters out and turn them over.  Now the magic begins.  I chose a piece of Berry Burstpaper for the background. This will add to the eclipse look under the letters.  Using FOAM ADHESIVE STRIPS pop up the cut out letters to put right back into the main paper.

Take time to think of the word you live by and try this fun technique.  Contact me with questions or your order. 

Saturday, December 30, 2017

Eclipse Your Life Word

What is a word that you live by? That carries you through the good and the bad times? I asked my sister and this is her word... little does she know that I created her word for her! Stay tuned. Mine is in the works!

I used Stampin' Up! water color paper, aqua painters, the spritzer, and my favorite re inkers to create the bold background.  After it dried I used the
Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set and stamped on the background.  Then using the Large Letters Framelits Dies I placed out the word GRACE.  To make sure the letters didn't move I placed a little Washi tape on the dies.  Pop the letters out and turn them over.  Now the magic begins.  I chose a piece of Fresh Fig paper for the background. This will add to the eclipse look under the letters.  Using FOAM ADHESIVE STRIPS pop up the cut out letters to put right back into the main paper.

Take time to think of the word you live by and try this fun technique.  Contact me with questions or your order. 

Sunday, September 24, 2017

All Framed Up!

Is it Fall?  It is hard to tell here in MN.  We have been in the high80's to the low 90's.  That didn't stop me from making a fall sampler.  I found a 9x9 shadow box frame at IKEA.  I filled it with 9 squares that represent fall.    The background paper is cut at 9"x9" the mat is 8 1/2"x8 1/2".  The squares are matted on 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" and the very vanilla squares are 2 1/4"x2 1/4".  Here is a list of the stamps I used:

I noticed I had two batches of leaves after I posted this so I changed the top middle square to the fox from FOXY FRIENDS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Daisy Delight with Gingham Ribbon

I don't know what I'm more in love with the NIGHT OF NAVY 1/2" GINGHAM RIBBON or the DAISY DELIGHT PHOTOPOLYMER BUNDLE!  I used the daisy to make my own background paper in Night of Navy.  To create the daisy i stamped tone on tone with Night of Navy paper and ink.  To finish this card I used the CLEAR FACETED GEMS.  I choose to leave off a sentiment so I could use the card for any one or any occasion.  This set is full of possibilities!  Get your bundle today!

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hogs & Kisses Treat Bag

I had a play date set up with my friend's daughter and wanted to bring her a little something.  The MINI TREAT BAG THINLITS DIES with a circle STITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS DIES as a window, covered in kisses and hearts is a perfect bag to hold some "Hogs (Hugs) & Kisses".  So you see the hearts along the bottom? They are included in the Mini Treat Bag dies.  I added some BASICS PACK 1 WASHI TAPE because they are the prefect pink to match the Powder Pink paper and the piggy. THIS LITTLE PIGGY CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET has the sweet little piggy to complete this treat.  I filled the bag to the brim with Hersey Hugs & Kisses chocolate and I was ready to go.  You can make this project too by going to

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Pretty Kitty Stamp Set

This card was inspired by my own Kitties, Thompson, Max ,and Elvira   Aren't they cute?  I love that there are so many color choices in the NEUTRALS STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS to use on the PRETTY KITTY CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET.  Be sure that your kittens stay in the WOOD CRATE FRAMELITS DIES.  I set the scene outside by using the PATTERN PARTY DECORATIVE MASKS bricks and the EMBOSSING PASTE.  I mixed a drop of SOFT SUEDE CLASSIC STAMPIN' INK REFILL on the SILICONE CRAFT SHEET with the PALETTE KNIVES make it so easy to move the embossing paste around.  Adopt your items for your craft room today!  Go to

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Happiest of Days

HAPPIEST OF DAYS CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET has the sweetest set of presents.  I stamped them across a 2 1/2"x 51/4" piece is white card stock 3 times and then colored them in Soft Sky and Smoky Slate makers.  I think it matched the BUNDLE OF LOVE SPECIALTY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER perfectly.  To add some shimmer and shine I heat embossed the leaves from the Happiest of Days set in silver and added a 1/4" of silver pair on the top and the bottom.  Think of how many color combination you could make with is template!  Happy stamping!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Bella & Friends

This card was inspired by my own pup, Como.  Look at the friends he has made.  Aren't they cute?  I love that there are so many color choices in the NEUTRALS STAMPIN' WRITE MARKERS to use on the 
  BELLA & FRIENDS CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SETS.  Be sure that your pups stay in the WOOD CRATE FRAMELITS DIES.  I set the scene outside by using the PATTERN PARTY DECORATIVE MASKS clouds and the EMBOSSING PASTE.  The PALETTE KNIVES make it so easy to move the embossing paste around.  Adopt your items for your craft room today!  Go to

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Crafting Forever Stampin' Up!

Put on your happy face!  The set CRAFTING FOREVER  puts a smile on my face.  These are tools I use everyday when I am in my craft room, so it is a prefect set to create cards for friends and family.  Have you tried the Stampin' Up! WATERCOLOR PAPER and AQUA PAINTERS?  My tip and trick is to mist the watercolor paper with a STAMPIN' SPRITZER and then pick up some ink with the aqua painter on the inside lid of your favorite ink and brush it over the paper.  If you want the colors to run into each other a little bit more you can give it another spritz.  Get these tools to create with at

Monday, August 14, 2017

Happiest of Days

Oh what a happy day making this card!  I stamped the background on PEEKABOO PEACH with ISLAND INDIGO CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD.  The ovals come from the STITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS DIES to give the card a little height and dimension.  I have not used these two colors before but I love them because it creates a general neutral card.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Happiest of Days/Ruffle

What kind of texture do you like to put on your paper? I love using embossing folders.  Have you used the RUFFLED DYNAMIC TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER?  It reminds me of frosting on a well decorated cake.  I instantly reached for POWDER PINK card stock for the top layer of this card.  The HAPPIEST OF DAYS CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET did the rest of the work for this card.  The font of this set gives you the sense that someone has hand written you a note.  Get your products today at

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sharing Sweet Thoughts

In the 2016-17 Annual Catalog  one of my favorite Stamping' Up! stamp sets was the JAR OF LOVE.    This year they added to my joy two ways.  First, Stampin' Up! will donate a portion of the proceeds from SHARING SWEET THOUGHTS CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET to the Ronald McDonald house Charities and second there are more sweet things to fill up the jars with!  I chose the strawberries in the jar with the sweet little lady bugs surrounding the jar.  You might want to catch some hearts or butterflies to add to this jar, luckily they are included!  To add to this outside picnic I added some clouds from the set SPRINKLES OF LIFE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET.  Get ready to help RMHC by stopping by my store

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Happiest of Days/ Washi

I was getting ready for the card class that I offer every month, called Bringing Birthdays Back, and using the stamp set HAPPIEST OF DAYS CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET.  I picked up all of my Washi Tape Packs and went to town.  I love the clean, crisp look of each one of these cards.  The presents stamped on STITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS DIES circle and added a splash of matching color.  Let me know which color is your favorite.

Bringing Birthdays Back


I have had so much fun getting ready for Bringing Birthdays Back with the set HAPPIEST OF DAYS CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET.  The stamp design is simple but it is so versatile.  Take a look at the 4 card designs you get to make 2 of.  Check out the samples that feature the Washi Tape Packs!  Please RSVP for Friday the 11th at 5:30 PM or Saturday the 12th at 10:30 AM.

See you then!

Bike Ride

Have you ridden a bike before?  Well, either way this one is sure to bring you joy.  Here are some tips and tricks when stamping with BIKE RIDE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET.  There are many parts of the bike. For this card I started with the wheel and spokes and stamped the rear tire in SMOKY SLATE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD.  Then I took the bike frame and lined up the back bracket with the wheel and spokes.  i stamped this in LEMON LIME TWIST CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD.  Then I went back to the Smoky slate to add the from t wheel and spokes.  The back bracket to hold the basket was next.  And there you have it a bike built for You!  I have enjoyed this set and love the BUILD A BIKE FRAMELITS DIES that add detail and dimension to my projects.  Be sure to check out my up coming classes when you are on my site!

Monday, August 7, 2017

Thoughts & Prayers

I needed a soft and subtle  card to send to a dear friend.  When I saw the new In Color (In colors are speciality colors that Stampin' Up! carries for two years), FRESH FIG CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD I knew I had to pair it with BASIC GRAY ARCHIVAL STAMPIN’ PAD, the Fresh Fig FRESH FLORALS DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK, and the stamp set THOUGHTS & PRAYERS CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET.  I tied it altogether with FRESH FIG 1/2" FINELY WOVEN RIBBON.  This simple but elegant layout can be used for many cards with any sentiment.  Log on to to get these products in your hands.

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Message in a Bottle

Do you need a creative way to show someone you love them?  Well then, put your message in a bottle.  The MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET pairs so well with the SEASIDE TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER.  Before you put the cork in it, finish your project off with NATURALLY ECLECTIC DESIGNER SERIES PAPER.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Buzzing with Jars of Love

I'm all a buzz about this card. It is as sweet as honey.  Get the honey comb look using HEXAGONS DYNAMIC TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER.  The sweet honey bee comes from the DRAGONFLY DREAMS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET and is trying to take a peek at the honey it made in the JAR OF LOVE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET.  Don't miss out on these sweet sets.  Go to

Thursday, August 3, 2017

This Little Piggy

This little piggy loves to give Hogs and Kisses.  Stamp THIS LITTLE PIGGY CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET on a STITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS DIES square and mount on HEXAGONS DYNAMIC TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS EMBOSSING FOLDER.  To show your love add a few hearts from the  SWEET & SASSY FRAMELITS DIES.  Think of all the fun you will have with this little piggy in your collection.  Add her today

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Jars of Love

My love of gardening transferred into the craft room.  The JAR OF LOVE PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET made it easy to create this beautiful bouquet.  The bonus is that I can create it for others and make the flowers in the colors that make me think of them.  What colors will you choose?

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Paisleys and Poisies

Pop it with Paisleys and Poises!  I love working with black and white.  It only takes a one more color to make it pop!  The PAISLEYS & POSIES PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET makes it easy to make a stunning card.  I love the photopolymer sets because it is easy to line stamps.  The STITCHED SHAPES FRAMELITS DIES add the final detail you need to say "Thank You" to someone special.  Get your supplies today by going to

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Happy Birthday Thinlit

Have you ever forgotten a birthday?  Yikes, I needed a quick and easy card to get into the mail.  The first things I reached for was the DELIGHTFUL DAISY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER and the HAPPY BIRTHDAY THINLITS DIE.  You can use this layout with any Designer paper and your favorite colors.  Go to

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Heartfelt Sympathy

I have needed to have sympathy card on hand lately and many request for them as well.  I made up a handful in a short amount of time using the DELIGHTFUL DAISY DESIGNER SERIES PAPERLAYERING OVALS FRAMELITS DIES and HEARTFELT SYMPATHY PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET.  This is a great set to have on hand.  Remember that you have a few more days to earn your $5 coupon for every $50 you spend in July.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Ribbon of Courage

Show a little faith when things are hard.  I used WHISPER WHITE UNINKED CRAFT STAMPIN’ PAD & REFILL on VELLUM 8-1/2" X 11" CARD STOCK and then cut the RIBBON OF COURAGE CLEAR-MOUNT BUNDLE with the thinlit.  It is mounted on COLOR THEORY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK.  Just think about how many lives you can support with this incredible stamp set!

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Remarkable You

The REMARKABLE YOU CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET is so fun and flexible.  I used the leaves to stamp CRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' PAD on CRUMB CAKE 8-1/2" X 11" CARD STOCK for a soft texture.  Then I embossed it with COPPER STAMPIN' EMBOSS POWDER.  Using the aqua painter I inked up the lotus and stem.  The sentiment is from HERE FOR YOU CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET.  Get your items for this card at

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Colorful Seasons

Just Breathe...  It has been a summer that I have had to remind myself to do this often.  I used the   COLORFUL SEASONS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET and SEASONAL LAYERS THINLITS DIES.  This is one set that you must have all season long.  It is a top seller from the 2017-18 Stampin' Up! catalog.  I created the look of grass using the DAISY DELIGHT PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET.  It gives a sense of movement to the card.  To create the background grab a baby wipe and fold it in fourths.  With your re inkers add a few drops of CRUMB CAKE CLASSIC STAMPIN' INK REFILLMARINA MIST CLASSIC STAMPIN' INK REFILL, and BERMUDA BAY CLASSIC STAMPIN' INK REFILL, swipe it across some watercolor paper and you have your beach scene.  Go to

Monday, July 24, 2017

Oh So Eclectic

The first thing I saw when I took the OH SO ECLECTIC CLEAR-MOUNT BUNDLE out of the box was poppies.  I had to make a card with red and black and red poppies.  I love that the stamp set gives  a forgiving watercolor look.  I did a very light watercolor wash, with Soft Sky and the Aqua pen, in the background to add a little dimension. Shop my website to pick out the items that you need to create this card and so may others,

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Foxy Friends

This card is made with the FOXY FRIENDS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET and FOX BUILDER PUNCH! How many friends can you make with this clever little set?  I love the sentiment with this card because it is a play on words and adds a little humor to a tough situation.  You can find it in the HERE FOR YOU CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET.  I used the water color paper and aqua painter to create the background and added the flower from FLOURISHING PHRASES CLEAR-MOUNT STAMP SET.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

This Little piggy

This Little Piggy makes me so happy.  From her smile, to her marching step, and look at the daisy in her hoof! She is the star of the card mounted on the LAYERING OVALS FRAMELITS .  And if you are wondering where the cute crinkled paper comes from cOLOR THEORY DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK. Check out the versatile colors and patterns on my web site  Remember that for every 50$ you spend in July you will get 5$ to spend in August!  Pick up your own piggy and paper!


Friday, July 21, 2017

Birthday Balloons

Looking for a quick and easy way to create birthday cards? Then you will want these great products:

Just think of all the combinations of ink and paper you could do to make a different birthday card for each friend and family member!  Now is the time to act... For every $50 you spend in July you will receive a $5 coupon to use in August!  Get yours today,

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Birthday Memories DSP

I started a new class called, Bringing Birthdays Back.  Each month I feature a stamp set to create birthday cards with.  In the month of July I choose something a little bit different, the BIRTHDAY MEMORIES DESIGNER SERIES PAPER.  They made two of each of these cards and had lots of paper left over for more creating!  Check out the adorable BIRTHDAY DELIVERY PHOTOPOLYMER BUNDLE stamp set and framelits that compliment this paper and even cut out some of the images!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Delightful Daisy Wreath

Hello summer!  Today, I needed to hang out inside the house.  I did a few chores then wandered into the craft room and saw a bare grape vine wreath, the DAISY DELIGHT PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SETDAISY PUNCH, and lots of beautiful paper and ink.  I choose to use LEMON LIME TWIST 8-1/2" X 11" cARDSTOCKPUMPKIN PIE 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSTOCKBERRY BURST 8-1/2" X 11" CARDSToCK because they are so bright and cheerful.  Can you spot the two dragonflies?  I cut them out using the DETAILED DRAGONFLY THINLITS DIES.  This entire project only took an hour!  Get the supplies you need today make one of you own at

Beautiful Bouquet

Have you checked out the EMBOSSING PASTE? No?  what's stopping you?  It is so easy to use and Stampin' Up ! even has the tools to help you.  We have PALETTE KNIVES and PATTERN PARTY DECORATIVE MASKS  to help you create beautiful textures to your cards.  I used the BEAUTIFUL BOUQUET PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET and added 1/4" COPPER TRIM ribbon.  This a a super combination to get!  And the bonus is that if you order it in July, you will be sent a $5 coupon to use in August!  Contact me today

Monday, July 17, 2017

Lovely Friends Stampin' Up!

I love the way the In Colors for 2017-18 pop against the big sentiment of the LOVELY FRIENDS PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET.  First let's talk about what In Colors are.  This year they are Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide.  They will be around for the next two years.  Now check out the combination of sentiments you get with LOVELY FRIENDS .  There are 23 stamps in this set!  Wow!