Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Power of Hope 2

Here's another card I made using the Power of Hope bundle. You can get this bundle, which includes this great stamp set, plus the Stone embossing folder FREE with a qualifying purchase.  Our Sale-a-bration and new mini catalog launch is just 2 days from now.  Starting January 3rd, and going till March 31st, you'll find some beautiful new stamps and accessories, just waiting for you to bring them home.  Here's my card:
The So Saffron card base works perfectly with the Gray Granite panel, embossed with the new Stone embossing folder.  Such texture!  It's amazing.  There's a little tree in this set, but I decided the top of the tree made a perfect garden.  I just stamped way down at the bottom half of my Whisper White panel, and used various colors of our Stampin' Blends to make the flowers.  Her kimono is colored with dark and light Daffodil delight; the umbrella is dark and light Calypso Coral.  I used dark and light Real Red and Gray Granite for the temple.  The clouds were made by sponging a little pool party on a scalloped cut out piece, at various angles.

"Today is a day for new beginnings". What a perfect sentiment for the start of a brand new year! Happy New Year everyone! May 2020 be your best year ever!  

Power of Hope Meets Bird Ballad

Our new Sale-a-bration period starts in just 2 days! January 3 - March 31st, you can get this beautiful Power of Hope bundle, that includes the stamp set and our new Stone embossing folder, FREE with a qualifying purchase.  I can't stop using this new set. Such beautiful images and wonderful sentiments, this set is sure to please anyone who needs a little encouragement.  Here's my card:

The Stone embossing folder adds the perfect amount of texture and interest as a back drop for this beautiful lady.  The panel is cut from our Gray Granite card stock.
The Bird Ballad designer series paper (annual catalog) is just perfect for the delicate look of this card.I colored her kimono with our Stampin' Blends (annual catalog) in dark and light Pool Party, and Daffodil Delight for the lanterns. I grounded the image with a bit of Gray Granite blends.  The addition of one of our Flower Faceted gems is the perfect touch.

"Hope is the power that makes all things possible".  Isn't that a  great way to start the New Year? Hope and encouragement; try anything you want to try, don't let fear keep you from enjoying what makes you happy.

If you don't already have a demonstrator and would like a copy of our new mini catalog and Sale-a-bration brochure, please contact me and I'll be sure to send them to you. And, our annual catalog is still going strong too, so ask for a copy!

I wish you and yours a wonderful safe, healthy and Happy New Year!  Happy stamping! 

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia x 2

Yesterday, I showed you the large magnolia in our Good Morning Magnolia stamp set.  Today, it's all about the little magnolia bud.  I love to see new buds on flowers, don't you?  They seem to be so full of life, just getting ready to open and expose all their full glory. I often buy flowers with a lot of buds, just so I can watch the progress.  Here's my card.
Using the same designer series paper, Magnolia Lane, I chose another striped pattern in Mossy Meadow and white.  If you look closely, you'll see that the white in this paper has a textured look.  I love that organic feel to it.  This blossom wasn't actually stamped; it was cut out from the designer series paper, using the Magnolia Memory dies. The only stamping done here was the sentiment and the magnolia blooms, stamped with Petal Pink but stamped off once, to create the light background. The sentiment was cut out using our Oval Framelits, as was the background layer, in Petal Pink card stock. A small piece of our Organdy Striped Ribbon, in Petal Pink, was tied into a bow and adhered using a couple of glue dots.  To finish it off, I used our gold Metallic Pearls.  Another quick card, taking almost no time at all. 

Good Morning Magnolia can be purchased right here at my online store. The stamp set and the dies come in a bundle, and you save 10% if you order the bundle.  The order # is 151087, and during July, we have our BONUS DAYS.  For every $ 50 you spend, before tax & shipping, you'll receive a coupon worth $ 5 that you can use in August.  Just be sure to include your email address when you order, so the coupon can be emailed to you.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed my card. Let me know what you think. I love to read your comments.  Have a great day! 

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia

Hello !

Good Morning Magnolia is a beautiful stamp set in our annual catalog. It features some wonderful sentiments in pretty fonts (I'm all about the fonts).  The large magnolia flower really becomes the focal point of your project.  Today's card is paired with the matching designer series paper called Magnolia Lane.  This card was easy to color, using our Stampin' Blends, but you could also use our Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen if you wish.  Here's my card.
 I used Memento black ink to stamp the image onto our Whisper White card stock.  I then just lightly colored the petals in center of the flower with my Petal Pink Stampin' Blend marker.  I used my Crushed Curry Stampin' Blend for the center, and Pear Pizzaz, light and dark blends for the leaves. Because magnolias usually are white with a deep pink or coral center, this large flower colors up in a jiffy! It only took me about 10 minutes to do the entire flower.  I cut out the flower by hand, another quick task, before I realized that I actually do own the matching framelit dies!  Oh well, it's a good thing I like to use my paper snips.  I used Mossy Meadow card stock for my base, and a 2-1/2 inch strip of the designer series paper down the middle.  I stamped Hello from the stamp set in Mossy Meadow and added a few of our metallic pearls.

You can order this stamp set as a bundle with the framelits, and save 10%.  The product number is 151087 and can be ordered right here from my blog.  Just click the link for my online store, found on the lower right hand side of this page.  During July, we have BONUS DAYS, which means you get a $ 5 coupon to use in August, for every $ 50  you spend.  Just make sure you enter your email address, so the coupon can be emailed to you.

If you don't already have a demonstrator, I would be happy to send you a catalog. Our Holiday catalog will be available soon, so add your name to my mailing list by contacting me today. 

It was so much fun coloring this magnolia, and in no time at all, I had a nice card.  Let me know what you think. I love to read your comments.  Have a super day!

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Cow's It Going?

Hello and welcome friends,

The new Over the Moon stamp is is SO adorable, isn't it?  Now, I'm a big city girl, born and raised in Chicago. I now live in Arizona, where we see cows often. In fact, my house backs up to an open field and every fall, the neighbor's cows (at least 25 of them), come down the back to graze. I have always loved nature, and have always secretly wanted to live in the country. On a farm. With cows (and pigs, and chickens and plenty of horses).   You get the picture.  Here's my city girl coloring of these adorable cows.

I colored these cuties using our Stampin' Blends.  I mean, who doesn't love a purple cow? There's 3 cows in this stamp set.  I colored the milk can with a Bronze Stampin' Blend and that came from our Country Home stamp set.  The background paper is not Stampin' Up! paper, and I found it in my stash. I thought the bright circles of pink and green went well with the card base of Granny Apple Green. 

So, what do you think?  I hope you enjoyed my card today.  If you don't already have a demonstrator and would like a catalog, please contact me today.  If you would like to place an order, July is a great time to do it, because it's Bonus Coupon month.  For every $ 50 you spend, before tax & shipping, you'll receive a $ 5 coupon to use in August.  

Have a great day.  

Monday, July 1, 2019


Today starts a new month, and here in Arizona it's HOT! Our triple digits are with us again, at least until our monsoon season starts in a couple of weeks.  I wanted to tell you about some great promotions Stampin' Up! has in store for you.  Read on:

 Providing an easy path to creativity is what Paper Pumpkin does best. And we’re always thinking about ways to improve.  Sometimes we kick things up a notch to maximize a kit’s potential. After all, everyone wants to make as many cute things as possible with their super-fun Paper Pumpkin kit. Right? That goes without saying!

Summertime Fun with Paper Pumpkin

July’s Paper Pumpkin kit gives you everything you need for summertime papercrafting bliss. This month’s kit comes with nine cards featuring three designs that include a nautical theme. (Want to make awesome masculine cards? This kit is perfect!)
Plus, July’s kit coordinates with THREE suites in the new annual catalog. Mix and match with the Come Sail Away, Garden Lane, and Woven Thread suites and you’ll have projects for days. Long summer days, that is!  Want to see the new catalog?  Check these suites out here

Woven Threads Suite p. 13–14
Garden Lane Suite p. 40–41
Come Sail Away Suite p. 144–145

Why not try Paper Pumpkin now? To subscribe, click below:

BONUS DAYS IS BACK! And that means it’s time for you to start earning coupon codes to redeem in August! If you need a refresher on this promotion, here’s how it works: For every $ 50 you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), earn a $ 5 Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed August 1–31.

I am personally adding a bit of sweetness to the pot! I will be giving a FREE GIFT to anyone who places an order of at least $ 50 during July. If your order is $ 100 or more, you get TWO FREE GIFTS.  All you need to do is email me with your address and do NOT choose "anonymous" at checkout, or I won't be able to have your information to mail you your free gift.

If you want to place an online order, click here:



Have you ever thought about joining my team? Want to get GREAT discounts on your already favorite products? Join my team in July, and here's some GREAT NEWS!
From July 1 until August 31, new demonstrators will receive an additional $30 to put toward bonus products in their Starter Kit. THEN, you'll receive a $10 coupon code the following month. Note: Your $ 10 in coupons will only be offered if you sign up in July. If you sign up in August, you will still get the additional $30 in FREE product when you join.


  • New demonstrators who submit their Independent Demonstrator Agreement (IDA) before July 1 or after August 31 will not be eligible for this promotion.
  • The bonus at initial sign up allows demonstrators to pick $30 more than usual. They will pay $99 to sign up and choose $155 worth of Stampin’ Up! products in their Starter Kit.
  • Coupon codes will be sent between the fifth and seventh business day of the following month the new demonstrator signs up.
  • The email address listed in a new demonstrator’s profile will be used to send the $10 coupon code.
  • Refer to the Demonstrator Policies document for more information on recruiting policies.
  • Coupon codes may be redeemed only once; they will reduce the commissionable amount of orders.
  • Coupon codes expire October 31, 2019; after this date, they will no longer be valid.
Ready to join my team? I'd love to have you! Remember, you're under NO OBLIGATION to continue after your first 3 months. If you join in July, your first demonstrator sales goal would not be due until DECEMBER 30th! Call me today for details. I'm happy to help you make one of the best decisions of your life! NO PRESSURE for sure! Just fun, fun, fun! And a great discount on super products. And, you'll get to see all new catalogs before anyone else.
I would love to be your creative coach.  Contact me today for more information.
Have a super day! 

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

I'm Back !

It's been a long time since I posted last.  As always, the days seem to get away from me and other things take priority sometimes.  I am going to try to do better.  Today, I'd like to catch you up on some wonderful news.  We have a brand new catalog that went live on June 4th.  Many of our stamp sets were carried over, but wait until you see some of the new items we have.  I'm still in the process of working through some beautiful sets and papers, but in the meantime, I'd like to show you some things that we've created at my monthly workshops.

 This card was created by my team member, Kate. It's a shadow box card and she found her inspiration on Pinterest. I love how it's designed; just sort of plain on front, but then when you open it, you're taken into the world of bright colors, and the ocean.  
 This set is a #simplestamping card. Dandelion Wishes has been carried over to the new catalog, and I couldn't be happier. 
 Another great set carried over. Tropical Chic has beautifully detailed florals and leaves,  just perfect for a soft, breezy card. 
 Rooted in Nature is one of my favorites! It too, was carried over to the new catalog. 
 And here's another #simplestamping card using Rooted in Nature. The leaves were stamped with Old Olive, Merry Merlot and Blueberry Bushel inks.  A quick, easy card for a masculine birthday.
 Ah!  Another GREAT water set! Sailing Home was used for this card and the card below. As you can see, there's a lot of detail in the stamps and matching dies. The watercolor technique was used with a few drops of re-inkers in Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral and Pineapple Punch.  We used the watercolor brush pens to apply to the watercolor paper.
Another quick and simple card. The lighthouse was stamped with Night of Navy and the anchor was stamped with Gray Granite.  The dies make it so easy to cut out the images. The designer paper behind the main panel is called Come Sail Away, and matches perfectly with the stamp set. 

That's it for today.  I am glad you stopped by.  If  you would like to have your own copy of our new catalog, contact me and I'll be sure to get it in the mail to you right away. If you're local to Arizona, I live in Gilbert, and would love to have you join me at one (or more) of my monthly workshops.  We have a great bunch of ladies who join us, but men are invited too!  I would love to meet you!

Have a super day!

Power of Hope 2

Here's another card I made using the Power of Hope bundle. You can get this bundle, which includes this great stamp set, plus the Stone ...