New Year Birthdays

Happy 2017 everyone! Doesn’t seem possible that the holidays are over and it is time to head back to work. I’d certainly rather be home doing projects around home and crafting.

Took advantage of time today to get a birthday card ready for my college roommate. This card is made using the Detailed Floral Framelits on a base of Sparkling White paper, a second layer of Old Olive and then the flowers pieced in Melon Mambo and Pirouette Pink from two additional die cuts. I found this card on Pinterest and it is totally CASE’d from Belinda Hennessey’s Facebook page.


I made a second card from the leftover die cuts which is also very cute, but did not photograph well. Gets dark so early these days.

It is Sale-A-Bration time at Stampin’ Up – free products for each $50 spent. If anyone is interested is a catalog, please leave me a note. Also, I am doing a card class in January on Friday, January 20 from 1-3ish. We will be making two cards – one based on products in the current annual catalog and one with products from the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration products. Email me at to RSVP for either date. Hope you can come play with me!

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Enabler Alert – Stampin’ Up’s Weekly Specials for Holiday Shopping

Visit my Stampin’ Up site by clicking on the link in the upper righthand corner. There are some amazing specials you won’t want to miss. Email me or leave a message on this post if you want to place an order!

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Not Ready to Give Up on Summer Yet

Spent the day watching our granddaughter, Jade, play softball. She pitched a really great game, and grandma and grandpa had a wonderful time too! But it was HOT sitting out there in the sun, and I’m not quite ready to give up on summer!

This card is made from a tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for a Peek-a-Boo card. As you open the card, the image in the box you see on the front changes to a hidden message or image. I love it and I will be using this technique for lots of cards this year, so I thought I would share it with you. I used the Seaside Shore stamp set and added some Prima mini stones for the sand.


I am going to try and get caught up a little this week trying to cleaning in the house and canning peaches, tomatoes and applesauce. We’ll see how that goes! LOL

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Holiday Occasions Catalogue

The Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalogue is here! I invite you to take a look at some amazingly fun holiday inspiration!

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You can view the catalogue by clicking on the link to my store in the upper, righthand corner.

I have product ordered and can’t wait for it to arrive next week – will be doing postings using some of these stamps and dies and embellishments! If you would like a catalogue, please leave a comment below.

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Seaside Shore

I love the water. A place on the ocean is my ideal place to spend summertime. So it’s not surprising that I love all the water scenes, lighthouses, boats, fish, seashells, etc. on cards. This birthday card uses the Seaside Shore set from Stampin’ Up. The rope on the inside of the card is actually two stamps. I think it took me as long to line it up as making all the fish!! Be sure and leave a comment if you have any questions about colors or products used.

Seaside ShoreSeaside Shore Inside

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Wherever You Go

I have trouble with sympathy cards and needed one recently for a family member. Cards for the passing of men are a particular challenge, but I liked the serenity of this card…maybe it is the color combination…or the simple bird. This is the first time I’ve used a split brayering technique, but it won’t be the last with my love of “water” cards.

Wherever You Go

The stamp set is called Wherever You Go (141951) and I used Soft Sky, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight and Pumpkin Pie inks for brayering with Memento Black for the stamped images.

Wherever You Go Stamps

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Flourish Birthday Card

For those who follow me on facebook, you know yesterday was not my best day! I managed to make a nest of yellow jackets very unhappy! Eight stings later, I managed to get away from them. Swelling is going down, but I haven’t ventured into the garden today!

Made this card today from one I liked on pinterest for my sister-in-law. The flowers are made with the Flourish die set that has a matching stamp set. I used just the dies and an embossing folder today, but look for more cards using the stamps and dies. Really love this set!

Flourish Birthday

Flourish Birthday

This is going to be a busy summer, but if anyone wants to get together and make cards, contact me. Trying to meet once a month to get some cards done and share some creative time!

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Demonstrator Special Through June 30

If you have ever considered being a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator, for $99 you will receive $125 worth of product AND two free stamp sets from the new 2016-2017 catalogue AND free shipping. This is a really great deal. Feel free to contact me (time is short – sorry) with any questions. You can follow the Stampin’ Up web link on the righthand side of the screen and then choose the specials tab for additional information also.

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Gear Bouquet Birthday Card

Hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend! The weather here in Michigan was spectacular! We spent the weekend at a softball tournament with our granddaughter (Super Jade!) Way too much for for Grandma and Grandpa!

The basis of this card is a retired Heartfelt Creations stamp that I picked up at the MegaMeet. Thought the gear bouquet would be cool layered and made into a guy card – my hardest ones! I used the new Tim Holtz mini-gear dies for the corner piece and a couple of the individual dies cut several times to layer on the stamped image. The leaves are Stampin’Ups Mossy Meadow and the can and nut are Wendy Vecchi’s Watering Can – perfect color. The can handle was wrapped with very thin soldering wire (that I stole from Dan’s toolbox)!

HC Gear Bouquet 2

HC Gear Bouquet 1

The 2016-17 Stampin Up Catalogue launches today! You can access it from the link on the top right above or by going to my Stampin’ Up Blog. I have catalogs available if you are like me and like to curl up in a chair to peruse and get ideas. Be sure to check out the cool retro new ink colors. I’m loving the Flirty Flamingo!

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Flowering Fields Birthday

Flowering Fields

Flowering Fields

I CASE’d this card from The Maui Stamper. The background of the flowers was created with Timeless Textures and the flowers with the Flowering Fields – both Stampin’ Up stamp sets. Love the soft colors and water coloring. Since I need to get this sent off to my niece, I need to make another one for a sample before I forget how I did it! Wouldn’t this layout be cute as a Christmas card with some of the cute Christmas images and some glitz and glitter?

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