Glad for flowers and companions

Anytime you’re feeling low, take a walk in a flower garden and it’s sure to brighten your day! There are so many colors and varieties, with fragrances to delight your senses. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot a butterfly fluttering here and there from blossom to blossom!
Now go to your crafting space, and create a flowery card for someone you care about. For this card, I used a retired set called Bloomin’ Marvelous because the images fit so well with the Tea for Two designer series paper and the oval framelits, and I love the sentiment. You could easily recreate it by changing out the colors and/or papers. Let’s see what you come up with! Leave me a comment and let me know what you’ve been working on. I’d love to hear about it!

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Retired, Retiring Soon, and Still Here!

It’s that time of year when Stampin’ Up! demonstrators are moving out the old to make room for the new catalog and all its glorious new products!

I always feel like I haven’t had quite enough time to play with some of my “old” stamps, paper and accessories, so today’s card is a mash-up of old, not-so-old, and current items. Feel free to substitute what you have in YOUR stash and join me in making a cheerful birthday card.

The watercolor wonder paper creates the base of the color scheme with its variations of oranges and yellows, so I carried those colors through the other layers. These bright shades really pop with the layers of white in between! I randomly stamped some of the images from Bright Blossoms to create a background that reminds me of fireworks. A few dots were punched with the owl punch to add a little depth, and both the sentiment and designer frame were popped up with dimensionals. The vase was stamped with Versamark on Calypso Coral cardstock, then heat embossed with white embossing powder and snipped out.

Please leave a comment and  let me know what you will miss the most from the current catalog, or what you are creating today. I’d love to hear from you!

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To Have and To Hold

With wedding season upon us, here’s an idea for a pretty card to celebrate the special occasion. Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral are so sweet together and the Petite Petals stamps and punch create a perfect floral frame for this wedding couple. The color scheme can easily be changed to fit your favorite paper or the couple’s wedding theme.

Sadly, the Best of Brides and Babies stamp set from Stampin’ Up!’s Best of 25 Collection, is no longer available. The good news is that you can substitute any wedding stamp you like and just adjust the size of the oval opening with the oval framelits to fit your image. Then create a little banner with your favorite wedding sentiment, add a candy dot, and you’ll have a one-of-a-kind card for the newlyweds!

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Cheery Pink Blossoms


This week has been all about forgetting winter and anticipating spring! Pick up your favorite floral stamp set and start encouraging those blossoms to spring forth! It’s not too late to get this darling Petite Petals bundle in wood (134821) or clear mount (134822) with the coordinating Petite Petals Punch from my online store to create your own springtime bouquet. Whose day will you brighten today?

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Easter Wishes


Ready for spring? I am! So I have an Easter card for you today to turn your thoughts far from the frigid cold outside. What can be a more appropriate color combination than Daffodil Delight and Wisteria Wonder to lift your mood today? At least if it’s cold it can be sunny!

Hope you have time to create something fun today!

Quick Thank You

Hi everyone

Today I’m sharing a quick thank you card which started with trying to use up the Cajun craze scalloped oval embossed with the square lattice embossing folder. I think typing that sentence took longer than making the card – lol! I simply chose the rose image from the Beyond the Garden paper and cut it with the largest oval framelit. Then I embellished it with a ribbon, a few candy dots and added a sentiment. Easy…done! To create your own quick card, here’s a list of the products used:

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Birthday Petals

When I think of warmer weather (and who doesn’t dream of warmer weather with the unpredictable winter we’ve had!), the first thing that comes to mind is that my favorite spring flowers will be popping up through the snow, hopefully soon. Since the weather is still snowy/rainy here and the flowers haven’t popped yet, I soothed my spring longing by creating a bright and cheery birthday card. What will you be creating while you’re waiting for temperatures to rise to higher digits? Ready to make your own spring flowers? Click on any link in the list below for more information on the items used for this card, or to see other options on my shopping site.

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Happenings Simply Created Kits

You can create quick and easy cards using the Stampin’ Up! Happenings Simply Created Kit. It comes with the die cuts, card bases, and envelopes. You just need to add a stamp set, ink and adhesive to get started.

Includes pieces for making 15 cards: 15 card bases; 15 envelopes; 15 sheets of single-sided, printed designer paper backgrounds, 5 ea. of 3 designs; 15 die-cut accents, 5 ea. of 3 designs; 15 Silver Glitter banners; 15 White banners; 15 pieces of Baker’s Twine, 10″ ea.; 15 buttons. Finished card size: 3-1/2″ x 5″. Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay, Pear Pizzazz, Smoky Slate, Strawberry Slush and Whisper White.

Happenings Simply Created Card Kit:  $14.95 133329

The Says It All stamp set used in the video is shown below and is on page 31 in the 2014 Occasions catalog.

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Inspired by Stampin’ Success and Perfectly Preserved

Inspired by some cards using the Perfectly Preserved Stamp Set, I created this vase of cute flowers on a tablecloth of More Mustard DSP.

I really like the color combo of Island Indigo, More Mustard, Old Olive and Raspberry Ripple.

Stamps: Perfectly Preserved (126690 W, 126692C)

Paper: Naturals Ivory (101849), More Mustard (ret), Island Indigo (122923) cardstock, DSP (ret)
Ink: Soft Suede (126978), Old Olive (126953), Island Indigo (126986), Raspberry Ripple(126859), More Mustard(ret) Classic Stampin’ Pads
Other: Linen Thread (104199), Petite Curly Label Punch (129405), 3/16″ Corner Punch (119871), Cannery Set Framelits Dies (ret), Early Espresso rbbon (ret)

Another Hummingbird Miracle

Here’s another little hummingbird created from the Sale-a-Bration set called Bloomin’ Marvelous. It uses mostly retired products (Regal Rose and Certainly Celery Cardstock and retired DSP, as well as the Vine Street embossing folder), but the layout could be used with other similar current stamp sets, such as Elements of Style (118611 W, 120645 C) or Wildflower Meadow (129165).


Bubbles and Cake

What do you do with a small scrap of pink and white striped dsp? Why, you punch circles in different sizes to create a bubbly background for a beautiful cake, of course!

The color scheme kinda reminds me of neapolitan ice cream. Yum, ice cream and cake!

Stamps: Just Married (129210), Cuddles & Kisses (127314)

Paper: Very vanilla (101650), Regal Rose(ret) and Early Espresso (119686) card stock, Brights collection dsp (ret)
Ink: Early Espresso (126974)
Other: Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), Crochet trim Victoria 5/8″ (118481), Basic Pearl Jewels (119247), circle punches: 3/4″ (119873), 1-3/8″(119860), 1/2″ (119869), 3/8″(from Itty Bitty Punch Pack – 118309), 5/16″(from Owl Builder Punch (118074), 1-3/4″ (119850); Lacy Brocade TIEF(ret)


Rummaging around in my craft room today, I came across these top note remnants from a previous project. Hmmm, what could I do with these?

With a quick cut down the middle, the frame was transformed!
Add a little DSP, stamp a little, use a couple of framelits and punches, sponge a little, color a little.Then voila … A baby card emerges! Blue and orange might not be traditional baby colors, but I like it!

What do you think? One down and only 12-1/2 more frames to repurpose!
Stamps: Baby Bundle
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Tangerine Tango (111349) and Baja Breeze cardstock, Sycamore Street DSP (ret)
Ink: Black Stazon (101406), Baja Breeze (ret)
Other: Top Note Bigz die (113463), Modern Label punch (119849), Ovals Collection Framelits (129381), Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Marker

Sweet Yummy Birthday

Lots of family birthdays coming up this summer, so here’s an easy sweet birthday card using one of my favorite color combinations: pool party and regal rose.

Stamps: Easy Events (123225-retiring soon!)
Paper: Whisper White (100730), Regal Rose (126947), Specialty Sweet Shop DSP(Ret), watercolor paper (122959)
Ink: Black Stazon (101406)
Other: Pool Party, Regal Rose and Chocolate Chip Stampin’ Write Markers, Dazzling Details (124117), Perfect Polka Dots EF (117335), Pool Party Sycamore Street 1/4″ ribbon (ret),
2-3/8″ scallop circle punch (118874), window framelits (129021)