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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Cheers to 7 Years!

Happy Sunday Friends!

Today marks my seventh year as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and I can honestly say it was one of the greatest decisions I've made!  I have made so many friends through this creative hobby and cherish the experiences I've had being a demonstrator.  I love Stampin' Up! products and to use them to spread creative joy is a bonus!

To celebrate, I would like to give you a gift when you purchase with me this month.  It's my birthday month as well, so all the better!

When you place a $40.00 order (before tax and shipping) using this Hostess Code  DTQEU9ST between now and August 4th, 2018, I'll send you the Basic Adhesive-Backed Sequins (item 146933) as a thank you.  Visit my online store here:

Also, here's a sneak peek of a beautiful stamp set and Thinlits bundle debuting in August (limited time only available in August while supplies last).

There is one way to get your hands on these beautiful products now in July, join my team!  Stampin' Up! has a fabulous offer in July 1-31, 2018.  They are giving you a free set (your choice of color family) of ten Stampin' Up! ink pads!  That makes your $99.00 starter kit worth almost $200.00!

Join my team here:

Happy Stamping!



Sunday, July 8, 2018

Little Twinkle Pattern Party Ink Sponging

Happy Sunday!

Here is a fast and easy sponging technique using the new Little Twinkle bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual Catalog and the Pattern Party Decorative Masks.  Thanks for visiting my blog and YouTube channel!

Have a great week!


Saturday, July 7, 2018

ICS Blog Hop Tranquil Textures

Hi Friends!

This month at the ICS Design Team, we are highlighting Designer Series Paper with a paper palooza!

For my projects, I wanted to highlight the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper, but I wanted to use it with a totally unrelated suite of products.  So I chose the Bouquet Blooms Stamp Set and Gatefold Blossoms Framelits Dies, which can be purchased together as a bundle (Bouquet Blooms) at a 10% savings.

The framelits make a cute gatefold card, using a 9" x 5" piece of cardstock.  It's pretty easy to do.  Here's a great video from Stampin' Up! showing how to put together the card:

I also wanted to make a gift, so I chose a hand sanitizer holder and modified it to make it a bit wider.  I originally got the idea from Dawn Griffith, but she had used the retired oval punch (this was years ago) and I wanted to use the smallest oval form the Layering Ovals Framelits, so I had to make the paper wider.  I also accented the large flower by using Jewel Pearls and coloring them with an Old Olive (Dark) Stampin' Blend marker.

I had some left over pieces, so I decide that I needed to make a tag to go with my card and gift.

Project Recipe:

Fresh Fig, Tranquil Tide and Whisper White Cardstock
Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper (one of the Buy 3 Get 1 Free papers during July)
Bouquet Blooms Stamp Set
Gatefold Blossoms Framelits Dies
Layering Ovals Framelits
Pretty Label Punch
Fresh Fig Ink
Old Olive Dark Stampin' Blend marker
Jewel Pearls
Natures Twine in Mint Macaron

If you'd like to order any of the great products used in these projects, please visit my online store at: and use the Hostess Code:  DTQEU9ST.  If your order is $150.00 or more, please don't use the Hostess Code and keep the rewards for yourself.

Now it's time to check out my friend Cheryl's beautiful creation!

Happy hopping and thanks for stopping by!



Sunday, July 1, 2018

Free Family of Classic Stampin' Pads When You Join Stampin' Up! in July

Happy July!

I've got something wonderful to share with you!  

Color is what helps me express my creativity and Stampin’ Up! offers 53 colors! Color can help you express your creativity too! Right now, for a limited time, Stampin’ Up! is offering a free family of Classic Stampin’ Pads to all new recruits. Join my team today, and get a color family of your own.

The Starter Kit is already a fabulous deal, and adding a set of Classic Stampin' Pads takes it to the next level!

Promotion Dates:  July 1 - 31, 2018

Each Stampin’ Pad Family is an assortment of 10 coordinating ink pads from one of the following color collections: Brights, Neutrals, Regals, Subtles, and 2017–2020 In Colors.

The 2017–2020 In Color Classic Stampin’ Pads bundle is exclusive to this promotion and includes all colors in both the 2017–2019 In Colors as well as those in the 2018–2020 In Colors.

The Neutrals assortment does not include the three Basic colors: Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Whisper White.

Have a fabulous creative week!


Wednesday, June 6, 2018

ICS Blog Hop Love What You Do

Hello and Happy New Stampin' Up! Catalog Month!

This month we are introducing the 2018-2020 In Colors and they are gorgeous!  With names like Lovely Lipstick, Call Me Clover, Pineapple Punch, Grapefruit Grove and Blueberry Bushel, how can you go wrong?

For my cards, I wanted to use all 5 colors, but I didn't have Lovely Lipstick cardstock yet, so I used Real Red.  It works in a pinch.  My Lovely Lipstick cardstock is currently making its way to my home though, so all is right with my colors.

Card Recipe:

Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock
Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, Blueberry Bushel and Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pads
Love What You Do Stamp Set
Jewel Rhinestones
Large Letters Framelits
Stampin' Dimensionals

You can order any of these products in my online store here:

Thanks for stopping by today!  Now it's time to see what gorgeousness my friend Darla Roberts has created for us!



Wednesday, May 2, 2018

ICS Blog Hop Mixed Drinks


It's time for another monthly Inspire Create Share Blog Hop!  This month our theme is "It's a Guy Thing".  We all need more masculine cards in our stash, and I thought the stamp set Mixed Drinks would work well.  Plus, this set is retiring and I wanted to use it one more time (at least).

Here's my beer card:

Card Recipe:

Whisper White, Whisper White Thick and Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Mixed Drinks Stamp Set (soon to retire)
Black Archival Ink Pad (soon to retire)
Daffodil Delight Watercolor Pencil
Blender Pen
Glitter and Clear Epoxy Shapes (for the bubbles)
Fine Tip Glue Pen (to make the beer glass shiny)
Stampin' Dimensionals

Visit my online store at: to purchase any of these products.

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Now its time to check out Anastasia's project!

Have a beautiful rest of the week!



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Share What You Love

Hello Friends!

Today is an exciting day!  Stampin' Up!'s Share What You Love Suite is available in a la carte and three fabulous (limited time) bundle options as an early release (from May 1–31, 2018)!

Here's Brandi to tell us more:

Contact me today or visit my online store at

Have a wonderful day!



Cheers to 7 Years!

Happy Sunday Friends! Today marks my seventh year as an Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, and I can honestly say it was one of th...