Friday, December 8, 2017

Kiss Christmas Tree

 This is what we made at the last class at the library.  Here are the measurements.
The tree is 9 3/4" x 2"  score at 3, 6 1/8, & 9 1/4"  turn & score down the middle (1")

The inside pieces are
11 x 1   score every inch
7 x 1    score every inch
4 x 1    score every inch

I took a picture of how I folded them.  I hope that will help everyone remember how.

The trunk is 5 3/4" x 2"  score at 1, 2 3/8, 3 3/8, & 4 3/4"  turn & score down the middle at 1"

The ribbon is 18" long.

I hope everyone had fun making them!

Happy Stampin

Friday, November 24, 2017


StampinUp! is offering FREE SHIPPING on November 27!  Have fun shopping!  This offer ends at midnight on the 27!
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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Online Extravaganza

Hi Stampers-

Tomorrow starts the ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA  ---  Be sure to check out the link below for all the specials.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

craft room

I wanted to share more pictures of my craft room.  Next step is to get a counter top!  I have a really busy week, but next week I will be getting the counter top.  Then I will finally be able to start putting the room together!!

Happy Stampin

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Craft Room

It has been quite some time since I posted anything.  Well, check out the above picture.  Yes, I am getting a new craft room.  I am moving it from the basement to a bed room.  It has been a lot of work and time.  I have almost all the cabinets painted.  Them they will get moved into the house.  I have them stored in the barn.   I will be having an open house when I finally get it done!

I have still been doing classes & here are some pictures to share with you.  I hope you like them.

Happy Stampin

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


The butterfly looks like it is flying when you pull out the insert!

These are the cards we are making at class this month!  I love getting the new catalog & playing with new goodies!  If you need a new catalog let me know!  I will post more details later on these cards.

Happy Stampin 


Monday, May 29, 2017

Wedding or Mothers Day Card

We made this card in class this month.  This first card I folded a little piece of lace ribbon & added it with a small flower.  It makes a nice wedding card.

This card was just colored for mothers day.
To make the dress I used a post it note over the bottom of the stamp.  With the paper covering the lower part of the stamp I inked it-took the paper off & stamped it.  Then just draw the lines for the long dress with a black marker.

This is a tissue holder.  This is what the stamp actually looks like.

Remember that the new catalog starts on June 1'st.  If there is anything you want from the old catalog be sure to get it quick!  You only have a couple days!

I you would like a copy of the new catalog mailed to you just let me know!

Happy Stampin


Sunday, May 7, 2017

Dragonfly Card

We made this card in class last month.

The card base is 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Elegant Eggplant--score in half (4 1/4)
Gold Foil is 5 1/4 x 4--I cut the solid dragonfly out of the middle of this piece.
2 1/2 x 1 1/4 Gold Foil for the greeting.
Perfect Plum 5 x 3 3/4--This piece is scored on the diagonal every inch.  Fold all the lines & sponge with the Elegant Eggplant ink.

The lacy dragonfly is cut out of Gold Glitter paper.  Mount onto the solid gold  with 2 glue dots.  One on the head & one on the body.  
Glue gold & scored layers onto the card front.  Now you can put the dragonfly on the card front with 2 dimensionals.  One under each wing.

The words were embossed using Versa Mark ink & Gold embossing powder.  I used the Paper Piercing Tool in each corner.  This just gives the card a little more "pop".
Mount unto the card front with 4 dimensionals.

The last step is to put a little dot of the Gold Dazzling Details where the lines crossed.

This card I made the same way except I scored it every 1 1/4.  Of course this one is not on the diagonal.  I just wanted to do it a different way & use different colors.   I did not put the gold foil layer on this card.  It was a lot easier & faster to make.   I like them both!

The stamp set is DRAGONFLY DREAMS & it has matching framelits!

Happy Stampin

Thursday, April 20, 2017


These are the cards we are making in class this month.  I will be posting directions soon.  Hope you like them.

Happy Stampin


Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Retiring List

Be sure to check out my SU website -you can find it on the left.  You can view the retiring list there!

These are the cards that we are making at class tomorrow afternoon.  It is a retirement center.  I am using almost all retired items!  Hope you like them!

Happy Stampin

Sunday, April 2, 2017


5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Blushing Bride cs score at 4 1/4 & fold
5 1/4 x 4 Very Vanilla cs
1 1/4 x 3 Very Vanilla cs
1 1/4 x 3 Falling in Love DSP
2) 1 3/4 x 1 3/4 Falling in Love DSP

Falling for You is the stamp set
Sweet Sugarplum ink

I stamped the flowers onto the DSP in the bottom left corner.
Add the rhinestones

This is a very quick & easy card to make.  By changing the designer series paper you can change the card to any occasion!

Hope you like it.

Happy Stampin


Saturday, April 1, 2017


5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Soft Suede cs--fold in half at  4 1/4"
3 x 4 Rich Razzleberry cs
2 3/4 x 3 3/4 Shimmery White cs

The card front is stamped with the palm stamp & Soft Suede ink. 
 The words are stamped using the black ink.

The cross is stamped with Black Staz On ink 
Color with the Early Expresso & Rich Razzleberry watercolor pencils & then go over it with a blender pen.  Then color over any areas that you want darker.

Use a circle punch to take the tips of the corners off.

Layer the white onto the razzleberry & pop it up with dimensionals.

Use the black ink for the inside words & the soft suede for the palm leaves.

I love using the watercolor pencils for this card!

Happy Stampin


Friday, March 31, 2017


Basket Bunch Stamp Set & Matching Framelits

5 1/2 x 7 3/4" soft sky card stock
score at 4 1/4" & on  then cut it at 6" This is off the shorter side

2) 1 1/2 x 5 1/4 peekaboo peach cs
2) 1 1/4 x 5 Inside the Lines designer series paper

Sponge the designer series paper with Peekaboo Peach, Soft Sky, & Flirty Flamingo inks.
Mount the DSP onto the Peekaboo Peach cs
Mount 1 unto the extra piece of Sky Blue cs (this is the bottom of the card front)
Mount the other onto the folded top of card.

Use the largest Stitched Shapes square framelit & a piece of Soft Sky cs.
Cut the grass out of glimmer paper.  I had the mint that was a free Sale-a-Bration item.  You could use any green card stock.

The basket is Crumb Cake cs & the ink is Peekaboo Peach.  Stamp & cut out the Easter eggs & bunny.  I colored the bunny ears & bow.  I used the Clear Wink of Stella on the ears, bow & tail.

Attach the grass to the square.
Attach the handle to the back of the basket
Use a glue dot on the lower front of the eggs & attach to the back of the basket
Use glue dots or tear & tape on the bottom of the basket & attach to the square.

Put tear & tape on the top & bottom of the back of the square.
Close the top flap of the card & attach the square to it.
Now carefully line up the bottom piece on the card front & attach the square to it.
The square is what holds the bottom of the card on.

With the card closed stamp the Happy Easter (from teeny tiny wishes) in the opening 

Open the card & stamp the "You're egg-stra special" The words were stamped using Flirty Flamingo ink.
Stamp the eggs along the bottom-Soft Sky & Flirty Flamingo ink.

Now close the card & attach the bunny to the front.

We had fun making this card in class.  Each card was a little different.  It was fun to see how everyone used their colors.

Happy Stampin


Thursday, March 30, 2017

Just for you card

Here is today's card!

The stamp set is called So in Love.  You can see the 3 stamps I used for the card front.  The words are in the stamp set also!

5 1/2 x 8 1/2" Blushing Bride cs - fold in half at  4 1/4"
3 1/2 x 5 1/2 Very Vanilla cs

Stamp the 3 flowers using Sahara Sand Ink.

Stamp the flower on a post it note & cut it out.  You can cut 2 or three of them.

Put the post it note it note flowers over top your stamped images.  Now stamp the leaves.

Not stamp the small twiggy thing. (not sure what to call it, but it is pictured above.)

Cut a piece of Very Vanilla 1/4" Satin Ribbon-about 6".  Tuck & tape it under on the left.  Use a glue dot or tape on the center flower to help hold it in place.

Cut another piece of the ribbon about 5". Fold & put on the card with tape or glue dot.  This part will all be hidden when the card is finished.

Stamp & cut another flower out of the blushing bride cs.  I used a blender pen & blushing bride ink to add a little more color.  Then I colored over it with the clear Wink of Stella pen for some sparkle.  I attached the flower with dimensionals.

The greeting was stamped with black ink on a 1 x 2 3/4" piece of Very Vanilla cs.  I used the Triple Banner punch on both ends.  Sponged it with Blushing Bride ink.  Tape or glue this piece right on top of your flower.

Hope you liked this card.  I made mine into an anniversary card, but it would work for about anything!

Happy Stampin

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Special Reasons Stamp Set--Birthday

Special Reason Stamp Set
Stylish Stems Framelits-(Matching the ) Stamp Set

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 Calypso Coral cs--score in half at 4 1/4"
2) white cs 2 3/4 x 3 1/4  & a scrap piece
3 x 3 1/2 So Saffron cs  & a scrap piece

Stamp the leaf that looks like a vein with Calypso Coral ink on the front of the card base.  This in hard to see in the picture, but it gives it a little extra "pop".

Cut out the flower with the framelits on one of the white pieces.   Sponge with the Colypso Coral ink & the So Saffron ink on the other white piece.  I did some lighter areas & some darker.  Lay the white piece over the top that has the flower cut out.  Make sure that the entire flower cut out has color under it.  If you need to sponge more you can.

Take the piece with the flower cut out & stamp the leaves on it.--Garden Green ink.

Now you can put the tape or glue in the corners & lay the 2 white pieces together.  Sponge around the white edges with the Calypso Coral ink.  Mount the white on the So Saffron piece with dimensionals.

Stamp the Happy Birthday on the scrap piece of white.  Cut out the white & So Saffron pieces for the greeting.  Sponge around the white with the Calypso Coral ink & mount the white onto the So Saffton with dimensionals.

Mount both pieces onto the card front.

I stamped the saying on the inside with the Garden Green ink (wishing you a beautiful day) & stamped the smaller flower in the bottom corner with the Calypso Coral ink.

Hope you liked it!
Happy Stampin

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Sale-a-Bration thanks card

Pear Pizzazz cs 5 1/2 x 8 1/2--score at the half 4 1/4" & fold
DSP is cut at 4 1/4 x 5 1/2"  It is the Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. (You can get it free with a $50.00 merchandise order.)

Tempting Turquoise
Sweet Sugarplum
Pear Pizzazz

I used the Sponge Brayer (pg. 180 in catalog)  roll it in the Sweet Sugarplum ink & then roll it over the DSP. Just keep rolling in the ink & then on the paper till you get the darkness you want.  Then I changed the sponge on the brayer & did the Pear Pizzazz ink.--Then the Tempting Turquoise ink.  The colors will overlap a little.  After you get the colors the way you want them attach it to the card front.

The Thanks was from the Hello Thinlits.  Cut it out of Very Vanilla cs using your Big Shot.  I used a sponge to lightly dab the glue onto the word & then attach to the DSP on the card front.  The dragon fly was from the Detailed Dragon Fly Thinlits--use very vanilla cs.  I lined up the tail with the n in thanks.  I felt it made it easier to read this way.  I attached the dragon fly with 2 dimensionals under the wings & close to the body.

I tied a bow out of bakers twine & attached it with a glue dot!

I hope you liked this card.  If you need any supplies just click on my StampinUp website on the left to shop!  Thank you!  Be sure to leave a comment to let me know how you like the card!

Happy Stampin

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Avant Garden Stamp Set

The Avant Garden Stamp set is available until March 31.  You can get it free with a $50.00 merchandise order.

1) 5 1/2 x 8 1/2" Elegant Eggplant cs. fold in half at  4 1/4"
2)  4 x 5 1/4 Perfect Plum cs
2) 3 3/4 x 5 whisper white cs.
1) scrap piece of white cs

Wild Wasabi ink
Crumb Cake ink
Elegant Eggplant ink
Black ink

Use one piece of the perfect plum cs to cut the layer for the greeting using the Stylish Stems Framelits Dies.  They are in the Occasions Catalog on page 42.

Stamp the birthday greeting from the Avant Garden stamp set using Elegant Eggplant ink.  Cut it out with the framelits & tape the 2 layers together.

You can mount the 2 Perfect Plum pieces on the card.  Yes, one will have the cut out of the greeting, but no one will see it when we finish the card.  One piece goes on the front & the other is inside the card.

Stamp the white cs now for the card front.  Ink the flower in the Elegant Eggplant ink and stamp it twice.  Notice how one flower is lighter than the other!  After you stamp the flowers stamp the leaves using the Wild Wasabi ink.  The flower center is stamped in the black ink.   Stamp the other piece of white cs for the inside.  Just put 3 flowers in the corner - you will need to have room for your saying or to write inside!
Stamp whatever saying you want on the inside & then you can tape it inside the card.

Now you are ready to stamp the little dots in the Crumb Cake ink on the card front.  Now you can tape it to the front of the card.  Put the greeting that you cut out on with dimensionals.

I hope you liked this card.  If you need any of the supplies just click on my StampinUp Website on the left to order.

Remember that Sale-a-Bration is over on March 31, 2017.  Be sure to check out all the things that you can get for free with every $50.00 in merchandise you order.

Sale-a-Bration is also a great time to join my team!  You get to pick out 2 free stamp sets with your starter kit!  The kit is $99.00 & you get your choice of $125.00 worth of product!  This is a great way to get a discount on your stamps & supplies!  Be sure to contact me if you have any questions!

Happy Stampin


Wednesday, February 22, 2017


Be sure to click on the link below to view the new Sale-a-Bration items available.  These items are available February 21 - March 31, 2017.  You are going to love the Glimmer Paper!!   You can still get any of the original ones too!   Remember for every $50.00 in merchandise you order you get to pick out one of the free Sale-a-Bration items!!  If you have any questions be sure to let me know.  If you would like to order just click on my website on the left!

Happy Stampin

Sunday, February 5, 2017


This card was made with --
Flourishing Phrases stamp set - page 49
Flourish Thinlits - page 194--These can be bought as a bundle & you save 10%

8 1/2 x 5 1/2 emerald envy cs--fold in half at 4 1/4"
4 x 5 1/4 mint macaron cs

Cut the border with the thinlits out of a scrap piece of emerald envy cs.
Stamp the front of the card with emerald envy ink & then glue the border down.

Highlight the flowers with Wink of Stella Glitter Brush-- page 181
I used both the gold & clear.  Color whatever part you want to.  It will give the card an extra "pop"

Happy Stampin

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Water Color Pencils

This is one of the cards we made at class in January.
Little Cuties--stamp set in the Occasions Catalog--page 17
Sprinkles of Life--in the big catalog--page 106
Watercolor Pencils--Occasions Catalog--page 24
Stitched Shapes Framelits--can order from my website.

5 1/2 x 8 1/2 whisper white cs--fold in half (4 1/4")
4 x 5 1/4 pacific point cs
3 3/4 x 5 rich razzleberry cs
3 1/2 x 4 3/4 shimmery white cs

Black Archival Ink
Old Olive Ink
Rich Razzleberry Ink
Pacific Point Ink
Early Espresso Ink
Blender Pen

Stamp the horse on a piece of white paper, cut it out.  Use regular paper or a post it note.  This is for masking.

Stamp the horse on the Shimmery white cs with the black ink.  Put the mask of the horse over the top of the stamped horse.  Now stamp the tree trunks with the Early Espresso ink.  Stamp the flower stems with the Old Olive ink.  Leave the mask on while you stamp the flowers.  Be sure to clean the stamp when you change colors.

The tree leaves are stamped with Old Olive ink.

Lightly color the tree trunks with the Early Espresso ink.  You do not have to get every spot colored.  Use a blender pen to blend the color on the tree trunks.  Color the horse.  Lightly blend with the blender pen.  Be sure not to get the card stock to wet.  It could rip.

I used the smallest of the oval stitched framlits for the happy birthday.  Sponge around the greeting.  Mount the layers on the card front & use a dimensional to pop up the greeting.

I hope you liked this card!  Any of the supplies can be ordered from my website on the left.

Happy Stampin

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Assisted Living Class

Here are some pictures from a class I did at an assisted living center.  There were 10 ladies stamping.  Special thank you to Rose for helping me with the class.

 Here is one of the cards we did.  It is all done with retired products.

Here is the other card we did.  We used the Pretty Kitty stamp set.  It is colored with regular colored pencils.  The ladies all love to color.

Below is the card I did stepping it up!  This card was colored with the new water color pencils!  The greeting is embossed & I added the ribbon.  Little changes can make a card look totally different!

Happy Stampin