Monthly Archives: April 2015

Bordering Blooms & Weekly Deals

Happy Hump Day, two more days until the weekend!

Last evening I spent some time on the computer checking out various idea’s on Pinterest and came across some Stampin Up color combinations. One combo that really tickled my fancy was Cherry Cobbler – Wisteria Wonder – Whisper White. I would never of thought of that combo, but it sure looks nice together. I’ve also had the “Bordering Blooms” stamp set sitting around my desk for a few months now and decided this was the perfect color combo to give the stamp set a ‘test’ drive.

Since normally you cut a piece of 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of cardstock into two halves to create a card base, thought why not make two cards using the stamp set and colors.

The first card uses the ‘branch’ stamp from Bordering Blooms, with flowers from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch pack with little pearls added in the center. Sentiment is from Fabulous Fours.

Purple flower card

The second card used two of the stamps from Bordering Blooms which coordinate nicely together along with a sentiment from Fabulous Four. What’s nice about the Bordering Blooms stamp set is that it’s a photopolymer stamp which makes it easy to line up when stamping.

Sick card

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Don’t know about you, but in these days of texting and emails, sometime it’s just nice to have a card handy to send that special thank you to that someone special. We all need to send more thank you cards to let people know we appreciate both the small and big things they do for us!

I used this weeks Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch to help me create a great card to use for such an occasion.  Don’t forget to stop by their blog for other great designs.


For my card I decided on a piece of designer series paper from the Adventure Bounds DSP Stack and butterflies. I used the pebble paper, matted on Island Indigo on a card base of Whisper White. Used the Kinda Eclectic & Butterfly Basics stamp set to create the butterflies, punched out with the matching punches. The squares are 1 1/4″ & 1″. Stamp pads used are Island Indigo, Cajun Craze & So Saffron. Sentiment is from ‘A Dozen Thoughts’ and rhinestone jewels add a little bling!

PS: Remember the Hexagon punch is great for making banner ends on strips of paper 🙂

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FMS183 – Any Occasion

Hope all is well with you today, it’s Saturday morning, I’m sitting here having my coffee catching up on things. Thought I would start off with a quick card post. Not every card needs a theme when you start it, sometime it’s nice to have a card that based on what sentiment you stamp inside can be used for a variety of occasions, that’s what todays card is all about.

When I saw the sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge it was easy to figure out exactly what kind of card to make. Don’t forget to check out their blog by clicking on the sketch below.

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The first thing that popped into my mind was the Painted Petals stamp set. I started with a piece of Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper with the Blackberry Bliss flowers and the card just fell into place. Used the Ornate Tag Topper Punch to create the tag in white, then cut a piece of Blackberry Bliss about 1/4″ wider and carefully slipped it in the punch to create the mat the white one sits on. There are two piece of Daffodil Delight Cotton Ribbon at the bottom – like the stripes on the sketch. The sentiment is white embossed and die cut.

The sentiment “You Are Amazingly Amazing” is a favorite of mine for the outside of the card and can be used with a variety of occasions – birthday – thank you – just because you are you on the inside! 🙂


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So how’s your Monday going? Work was busy today and after dinner, I sat down closed my eyes and woke up an hour and a half later, hopefully I can sleep tonight. Getting ready to watch the season finale of Scorpion but wanted to get my card posted today. Remember tomorrow the retired list posts, stop back tomorrow and check it out.

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch challenge, see the sketch below.


For my card I knew I wanted to use a piece of paper from the Adventure Bound Designer Series Paper Stack and the Guy Greetings stamp set. Since the center is a circle, I pulled out the Circle Framelits to decide on the final size of the Whisper White for the image and matted both the circle and designer paper with Island Indigo. Card base is Basic Gray and Silver Glimmer Paper was used as a accent. Just a small amount of glimmer is fine on a “man” card, it adds a little something something – if not you could always use Mossy Meadow or Hello Honey as the compliment color.

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Flower Side Step Card – Updated

How’s your weekend going? So far so good for me. I’ve been asked to make some graduation cards and spent the day working on those. Once they are shared with the graduate I’ll be posting the card.  Also spent some time getting ready for my Sunday stampers tomorrow and thought I would share one of the cards we will be making. It’s a small group this week and I have a feeling no two side step cards will be the same, that’s the fun with this card and multiple flower stamp sets.

To make todays card, we will be embellishing the basic Whisper White card base with the Beautiful Bunches, Flower Shop and Petite Petals stamp sets (each has a punch that matches the flowers), Bird Builder Punch for leaves and Bitty Butterfly for a little bling. The “fence” is from the Bouquet Bigz L Die.  For the sentiment I used the Perfect Pennants stamp set as it has a nice variety of sentiments.

Here’s the card →

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***** UPDATE – Card from class today **** Thanks, Susie – Gerallyn & Jamie



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The Butterflies have landed !!!

Butterflies Thinlits are Here and a Special Offer!

Stampin Up realized you may have be disappointed that you were not able to purchase the  Butterfly Thinlits in time to receive Sale-A-Bration rewards–especially in the discounted bundles. Therefore, from the day Butterflies Thinlits are again available (today) through April 30, we are bringing you two special offers

Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount–just $21.20!


Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!


Here’s a card, that shows just how nice the Butterflies look with the Butterfly Basics stamp set.

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Each morning when I wake up I like to have a cup of coffee and check out some blogs before I start my day, it’s nice to see what some other demo’s are doing.  This morning I came across the sketch for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge and just knew I needed to participate. My card is one of those that just “popped” into my head the minute I saw the sketch. I have a few balloons floating around on my desk, which is probably why.  Here is the sketch.

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My card starts with a piece of Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper, highlighted on the left with a piece of Bermuda Bay punched with the Scallop Edge Border Punch and adhered to a card base of Whisper White. The balloon, backed by dimensionals, is in Calypso Coral and heat embossed in Crushed Curry with a stamp from the Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp set. A piece of Gold Sequin trim acts as the string. The word ‘Celebrate’ is from the same stamp set and heat embossed in White. It was a rather easy card to put together, yet striking!  The stamp set and balloon framelits can be purchased as a bundle for a reduced price, or purchased separately, which ever you prefer.

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Black & Gold Birthday

Living just north of Pittsburgh, I am a born Pirate-Penguin-Steeler fan and all teams have the colors black & gold. For family or friends who are big sports fans I really enjoy making black & gold cards. Today thought I would share a birthday card made with the Striped Scallop Thinlit – one of the new weekly deals from April 14-20th.

Here are the current weekly deals, including the Striped Scallop Thinlit used on today’s card. Remember prices go away Monday evening April 20th.

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For today’s card, I started with a card base of Whisper White and ran the die through the Big Shot using Whisper White, Basic Black and Crushed Curry card stock. Once the White die cut was adhered to the card base, using liquid glue I added the black and crushed curry inside in alternate rows. In the lower left are three sunflowers from Beautiful Bunch, layered with the leaves punched from the Bird Builder punch. Inside of the flowers are colored with a Stampin Write Marker in Hello Honey. Sentiment is from Something to Say.

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Let’s go Pirates and Pens!

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It’s Your Day

Happy Monday, hope you all had a nice weekend. The weather here was beautiful, instead of crafting I spent some time out in the yard, it’s not that I like yard work, but it was just too nice of weekend to be inside. Not to worry, I’ll be back crafting this week in preparation of the Sunday Stampers class coming up and for project to share with all of you!

Today my husband and I were lucky enough at the last minute to be invited to the opening day baseball game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Detroit Tigers at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. Chris Jamison, Season 7 finalist of The Voice and hometown boy sang the Star Spangled Banner, it was wonderful.  Below is a photo of the teams after their introductions. It was a close one at the end but the Pirates won 5-4. Raise the Jolly Roger!


Now on to the card for today. I’d been looking at the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper (DSP) and realized I had not used the pattern on todays card so it made the choice easy for what I was doing. It’s a clean and simple card, took about 10 minutes to stamp and put together. The DSP is matted on Mossy Meadow on a card base of Crushed Curry. There is a piece of Tangelo Twist satin ribbonwrapped around with a flower from Beautiful Bunch, punched out with the matching Fun Flower punch. The center of the flower is from the same stamp set, punched with 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch and a little Dazzling Diamonds for glitter. Sentiment is from Fabulous Four in Mossy Meadow.

Its Your Day Card April 2015

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PCCCS #139

Happy Friday night, Welcome to the weekend. Have anything special planned? Nothing special for me, just your normal weekend chores, hopefully some crafting time as well. My husbands softball team starts Sunday which means a few hours of alone time for me at home, love the man but also love some alone time!♥

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew challenge, you can see the sketch below.


For this card I decided to use something I haven’t used in quite some time – the “Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection, I used the card ‘Happy’ and the two little printed window sheet banners tucked under the scallop oval on the right.  The card starts with a base of Pear Pizzazz (10″ x 5” folded in half) and I embossed in black the triangle stamp from Dotty Angles on the top of the card. Next, I attached the ‘Happy’ card and tied some Strawberry Slush Thick Bakers Twine around and finished off with a double bow.  ‘Birthday’ is stamped from Crazy About You (great assortment of words). Flower accents are from Petite Petals using the matching punch and embellished with the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accent Punch pack and a rhinestone. To balance out the bow. on the bottom right corner are three Strawberry Slush hearts die cut from one of the accents in the Mini Treat Bag thinlit dies.

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Happy Thursday, hope your week is moving along nicely. We just finished a few hours of some nasty storms. The creek behind our house is much higher and moving rather fast, I’m sure in a few hours all will be back to normal. There was a lot of rain in a short time. I even was three deer in the woods, haven’t seen any for quite some time.

Today’s card is for the Can You Case It weekly challenge. Color selection is using two of the soon to retire  2013-2015 In-Colors.



To make this card, I started with the Crazy About You stamp set and the solid images for the flower and leaves, using Crisp Cantaloupe and Pistachio Pudding I randomly stamped the images on Whisper White and matted on Basic Black. This piece is then centered on a card base of Crisp Cantaloupe and is top folding. Sentiment is stamped in Memento Black from Petite Pairs on Whisper White, used the Large oval punch to punch out and attached to a Scallop Oval in Basic Black. 2013-2015 In-Color Sequins add a little bling!

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Weekly Deals – Apr 7-13th

Here are the new weekly deals released yesterday, there is Burlap Ribbon, Seam binding, buttons, Fun Flower Punch, Star & Heart Framelits, just to name a few items. Click on any of the images below for more product information. Remember this is FREE shipping through Friday, April 11th, the perfect time to stock up on the basics and a few wish list items!

This holiday card from 2014 featuring the returning favorite stamp set  Bright & Beautiful with pairs nicely with the Star Framelits. Even though I used the stamp set for the holidays, it would be great in any color specially Red, White & Blue.

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Free Shipping – April 6-10th !

Get out your wish list!

I’m excited to share with you that Stampin’ Up! is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders placed between April 6 and April 10 (Monday through Friday this week, excluding expedited orders).  No minimum purchase required.



It’s the time to Stock up.  Of course you’ll pick up a couple of stamp sets or Framelits, but there’s more.  While shipping is FREE , here are some other items you might want to stock up on during this great promotion:

  • Cardstock – you’ll need it sooner or later  (Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Crumb Cake, my go to basic’s, I always want to have them on hand)
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals – you can never have enough
  • Adhesives – SNAIL refills, Tombow Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Fast Fuse, 2-Way Glue Pens
  • Stampin’ Trimmer and Replacement Blades
  • Big Shot –  Die’s – Cutting Plates
  • 2013-2015 In Color products – they might all be retiring soon, so get them while they’re still available (Coastal Cabana anyone???)
  • You can earn Host/Hostess Rewards for purchases greater than $150 during the Free Shipping.


  • FREE shipping on any orders placed April 6-April 10, no minimum purchase required (excludes expedited orders).
  • All order types qualify
  • Orders placed for Hawaii and Alaska will receive free 2nd Day Air shipping.
  • Paper Pumpkin past kits and kit refills are eligible for free shipping if purchased online. Paper Pumpkin subscriptions are not eligible for free shipping.

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Happy Easter

Happy Easter!

One of my favorite items from the Occasions catalog is the Berry Basket Bigz L Die, makes the perfect Easter Basket!

Enjoy your day with family & friends.

Easter basket


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It’s been a busy week at work and now its a busy Saturday. I’ve been making desserts for Easter Sunday dinner at my Aunt Helen’s and doing some last minute shopping. For the desserts I decided on Shot Glass Cheesecakes, Pistachio Bundt Cake & Congo Bars (chocolate chip cookies made in a sheet pan). Everyone brings something and we have a great time together.

Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch challenge, sketch below. Stop over to their blog to see the designs by their team and other crafters like me.


When I saw the sketch, I knew exactly what colors I wanted to use – Silver & Wisteria Wonder. Both the strip on the left side and frame are from Silver Foil sheets, using the Squares Collection Framelits to cut out the winder. I used a piece of Silver Fancy Foil Vellum as the window and 2013-2015 Sequins to make a shaker (unfortunately most of mine stuck to the dimensionals used to pop up the frame. In the bottom left of the frame are flowers punched in Wisteria Wonder and Crisp Cantaloupe using the Itty Bitty Accent Punch Pack with Pearls for centers and leaves in Pistachio Pudding using the Bird Builder punch.  The card base is Crisp Cantaloupe, matted with Wisteria Wonder and a piece of Whisper White on top. There are a few ‘blotches’ from Gorgeous Grunge in Wisteria Wonder under the bottom left of the frame and Candy Dots in Wisteria Wonder in the top right corner. Sentiment is from Bitty Banners in Crisp Cantaloupe.

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Weekly Deals through April 6th

If the Big Shot is one of your crafting staples, then have I got a deal for you. Through Monday, April 6th the Magnetic Platform that makes using framelits, thinlits  and edgelits a breeze is one of the item on special this week. The price of the magnetic platform is $29.96, 25% savings from the regular price of $39.95.

To go along with the magnetic platform are:

  • Chalk Talk Framelits
  • Hearts a Flutter Framelits
  • Word Bubbles Framelits
  • Square Collection Framelits
  • File Tab Edgelits

Also on special are the Fun Frames Textured Embossing folders.  Here are a few cards using the framelits listed above.

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