Let’s Do Some Embossing! Featuring Merriest Wishes and Merry Tags

Today’s share highlights both thermal (heat) embossing and dry embossing.  The card features the Pine Bough Textured Impressions Embossing Folder,  Merriest Wishes stamp set and the coordinating framelits, Merry Tags which can be purchased separately or as a bundle.  Enjoy!


[Click here to learn how to thermal (heat) emboss]

Card Dimensions:

  • Whisper White Thick cardstock –  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Garden Green cardstock – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Garden Green cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ (for ornament)
  • Gold Foil – 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
  • Gold Bakers Twine – 2 pieces approx 9″ each

Supplies Used:

Making the world a happier place, one card at a time!




Quick n’ Easy Saturday – Little Vampire Card

It’s Saturday so that means a Quick n’ Easy Card!  Today’s share is a cute Halloween card featuring the sets Cookie Cutter Halloween and Spooky Fun, Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper and a touch of Wink of Stella!  Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Basic Black cardstock – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
  • Basic Gray cardstock  – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper – 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″
  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock – 2 3/8″ x 3 5/8″
  • Whishper White cardstock – scrap piece approx. 2″ x  2 3/4″ (for the vampire)

Supplies Used:


Double Z Gate Fold Card Using Merry Mice


Today’s share is a fancy fold, not sure the official name but to me it is a Double Z with a Gate closure, so I am calling it a Double Z Gate Fold card.  I love that it is very easy to do and always a hit with everyone.
It features the sets Merry Mice and Wonderful Year and of course no card of mine wouldn’t be complete with out using my trusty Aqua Painters or the Big Shot.
As a side note, I do LOVE my Big Shot and I know it is a HUGE investment.  With the holidays on the horizon, why not add it to your wish list and maybe you will find one under your tree!  For more info on how to do this please check out my blog post from September 26, 2016.
Another way to get the Big Shot is to have a workshop and earn Stampin’ Rewards to help with the cost. It can be in your home with friends, collecting orders from the catalog or why not try a Facebook workshop!  Contact me for more details.
Enjoy today’s share!
 Card Dimensions:
  • Whisper White cardstock – 5 1/4″ x 12″
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • Garden Green cardstock – 1 3/4″ x 5″ (2 pieces)
  • Whisper White cardstock – 2 1/4″ x 3″
  • Cherry Cobbler cardstock – 2 1/2″ x 3 1/4″
  • Warmth & Cheer Washi Tape – approx. 4″ (2 pieces)
 Supplies Used:
 Happy Stamping!


Halloween Treat Box


Hello everyone!

It has been a very busy few weeks, between family commitments and not feeling well,  I apologize that I have not been able to devote as much time to my stamping business as usual. But the beauty of having my own business is that I can set my own hours and if I need to take a little time off I can.  That’s one of the reason I love being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator!  As long as I meet my minimum requirements for the quarter I can take off as much time as I need to.

But I am back and have been busy in my stamp room this past week creating projects and videos for the upcoming holiday season, I can’t wait to share them with you!  I also spent the entire day with two fellow demonstrators on Saturday planning our upcoming classes showcasing all the great products in the 2016 Holiday Catalog and including some great gift ideas.

Today’s share is a cute little Halloween Treat Box utilizing the Gift Box Punch Board. This tool is amazing!  It can make several different sized boxes in both square and rectangle shapes and once you get the hang of it they are so easy to put together. Not only great for holidays treats and small gifts but perfect for wedding favors too!



Project Dimensions:

  • Pumpkin Pie cardstock – 8″ x 8″ (this will make a 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ box)
  • Thick Whisper White cardstock ( 2″ x 5 1/2″ used for the mummy & skeleton)
  • Whisper White cardstock – small scrap approx. 1 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ for the tag
  • Halloween Night Specialty DSP – 2″ x 12″ (I used the striped DSP)
  • Silver Glitter Ribbon – 22″
  • Silver Thread – 6″

Supplies Used:

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Happy Stamping!

Quick n’ Easy Saturday – Lovin’ Washi Tape!

It’s Saturday so that means a quick n’ easy card!  Today’s share is a card using Warmth & Cheer Designer Washi Tape and the stamp set Suite Seasons with the colors Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green.  Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Crumb Cake card base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 5 1/2
  • Cherry Cobbler – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Crumb Cake – 3 1/2″ x 4 3/4″ (for washi backgrond)
  • Crumb Cake – 2 1/2″x 3 1/4″ (for greeting)
  • Garden Green – 2 5/8″ x 3 3/8″
  • Cherry Cobbler – scrap piece for hearts

Supplies Used:

Say Hello to the 2016 Holiday Catalog!


I love everything about the Holidays.  Spending time with family and friends, exchanging gifts, all the baking and of course getting to create holiday cards to share.  This catalog is amazing and offers such a variety of stamps and accessories I know there is something for everyone.

I will be showcasing holiday cards, gift wrap ideas and decor over the next few months to inspire you to get crafting this holiday season.  I hope you will join me this holiday season, I have so many ideas to share and I will have a few other surprises too! Please make sure you click “follow” on my blog or “subscribe” on my YouTube channel so you don’t miss a single post!

Now on to today’s share!  For the first card idea from the new catalog I am using a Suite that really caught my eye when I first looked at the catalog, Petals and Paisleys.  The stamp set is so versatile it can be used for many occasions not just Thanksgiving.  The Designer Series Paper is gorgeous and features the colors Cajun Craze, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Night of Navy, Rich Razzleberry, Soft Suede , Very Vanilla and copper foil.  Also in the suite are a ribbon trio, copper foil sheets, a textured impressions embossing folder and a coordinating cardstock pack.

I hope you enjoy my first share from the new catalog. Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Rich Razzleberry card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Petals and Paisleys DSP – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Delightful Dijon – 3 1/2″ x 4″
  • Very Vanilla – 3 1/4″ x 3 3/4″
  • Rich Razzleberry – scrap piece approx 1 3/4″ x 5″

Supplies Used:


Pear Card using the Fruit Stand Suite


As summer nears an end, I am trying so hard to hold onto the warm weather, long days, and the delicious fresh fruits and veggies this season offers before winter sets in.  This card features a yummy pear and is inked using sponge daubers to get nice shading and dimension that is shown in the pears of the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper.  Easy technique that gives amazing results.  Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Pear Pizzazz card base – 4 1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5 1/2″
  • Fruit Stand DSP – Daffodil Delight with Polka Dots – 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • Fruit Stand DSP – Pears – 3 1/4″ x 4 1/2″
  • Pear Pizzazz – 3 3/8″ x 4 5/8″
  • Whisper White – 2 1/4″ x 3 1/4″

Suppplies Used:

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Happy Stamping!


Quick n’ Easy Saturday – Butterfly Card

It’s Saturday so that means a quick n’ easy card.  Today’s share is a card  featuring a butterfly from Watercolor Wings and my favorite stamp, the little spotches from Awesomely Artistic,  done in the coordinatings colors Island Indigo and Mint Macaron with a little touch of bling. Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Mint Macaron card base – 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″
  • Island Indigo – 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″
  • Whisper White – 4″ x 5 1/4″ and scrap piece approx. 3″ x 4″ for butterfly

Supplies Used:

Happy Stamping!

Let’s Get Creative!


The other day I was reading an article about strategies to charge up your memory in AARP Magazine, yes I am in the 50+ age bracket, and one of the tips was to live creatively.  It goes on to state that “having an artistic hobby in both middle and old age made older adults in a Mayo study 73 percent less likely to experience cognitive decline.”  Now that made me really take notice.  For years I have touted the benefits of stamping to help reduce stress and now a study shows that having a creative hobby can help maintain brain function.  Now another great reason to stamp!

I know many of you reading this have been stamping for a while but some may be new to this wonderful hobby. I am doing a series of articles and videos titled “Let’s Get Stamping” to help new stampers as they begin their stamping journey.  Even though they are geared for beginners there may be a few tips sprinkled in that you didn’t know or may have forgotten.  I want to reach every stamper no matter what your level because I really believe this is wonderful hobby that not only benefits you but all those who receive your creations and works of heart!

Each article will build off the one before so you can progress from novice to pro in no time! I started with a list of basic supplies every stamper should have in their arsenal.  For the next one I go into different types of stamps and care with a video showing how to mount each one for use.

I hope you enjoy the series and as always thank you for visiting!

Take me to Let’s Get Stamping!

Take me a video tutorial on How to Mount my Stamps

Happy Stamping!




Only 122 Days Until Christmas!


Before you know it Christmas will be here, time to get started on your Holiday cards!  For today’s share I wanted to show what is available for the Holidays in the Annual Catalog. I know we are all excited about the 2016 Holiday Catalog but once it comes out we tend to forget the great sets that are available all year long.

The set I’m going to use today, Joyful Nativity, which was introduced this year and I am also using the Designer Series Paper -This Christmas.

In the video I shared a tip about getting those backings off of dimensionals, I wanted to give a shout out to Peggy Taylor who shared that great tip with me! Thank you Peggy!!!   If you have a tip to share let me know and I will pass it along.  We can always learn new things from one another.

Thank you for visiting today. Enjoy!


Card Dimensions:

  • Card Base: Very Vanilla 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4″
  • Very Vanilla: 4 1/8″ x 2 3/8″
  • Cherry Cobbler: 4″ x 5 1/4″ and 2 5/8″ x 4 1/2″
  • This Chrismas DSP (music notes) : 3 3/4″ x 5″ and a 2″ circle
  • Organza Ribbon – approx 18″

Supplies Used: