Happy Birthday Jake!

Happy Birthday to my favorite nephew Jake! Today he is finishing up his freshman year at the University of Delaware, guess that’s not a bad birthday present – your last final exam and then done for the summer. He plans on working and even taking a class over the summer, guess it will be busy for him. I’m sure my brother and sister-in-law will be glad to have him home… Read More »

May 2017 Sunday Stamper Cards

Hope you are having a nice weekend. Today I’ll be sharing with you the cards my Sunday Stampers will be making. First we will be making cards using the new Eastern Palace Premier Bundle.  The card features the new Thick Very Vanilla card stock, Eastern Palace Designer Series Paper, Eastern Beauty stamp set, Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers, new 2017-2019 In-Colors Berry Burst & Tranquil Tide  and the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. They… Read More »

Sneak Peek with PCC244

Happy Saturday. Today I thought I would combine a sneak peek of a new stamp set (Crafting Forever) and In-Color (Berry Burst) with the Paper Craft Crew challenge PCC244.  The new stamp set and In-Color will be available for purchase June 1st, when the new Annual Catalog goes live. Click on the image below to check out the Paper Craft Crew Blog for other cool ideas. Here’s how I created… Read More »

Celebrate Good Times with a shadow

Happy Friday – any special plans for the weekend? I’ll be stamping with my Sunday stampers and running some errands. Today’s card is using the Happy Celebrations stamp set and features a little shadowing of the word ‘Celebrate’, what started as a oh no, turned out to look rather cool, like a shadow. You see I was getting ready to stamp again to get a good clean image and I… Read More »

Almost forgot about this stamp set . . .

This past weekend I was looking through the new Annual Catalog that starts June 1st (one of the many perks of being a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator – early access to the catalogs) I saw that the Paisley & Posies Photopolymer Stamp set was part of the catalog. I really enjoyed this stamp set in the fall and had accidently put it away with my Christmas stamps – so out it… Read More »

Mini Treat Bag perfect for a gift card or even a cookie!

Hope you all had a nice weekend, what started out to be a weekend with rain in the forecast turned out to be rather nice with sun peeking out every once in a while and only rain late at night. Thought I would create something a little different today, a mini-treat bag.  While the paper I used in sold out, any designer series paper would work and it’s the perfect… Read More »

PCC243 Sketch Challenge

Happy Sunday, last night’s hockey game did not end like I hoped, the Penguins lost, not to worry, it’s a seven game series. On a more positive note, what we thought was a pool liner issue turned out to be a pool cover issue and every time we thought we were draining water off the cover, we drained water out of the pool. Bring on summer, I’ll have a pool!… Read More »

Sneak Peek Saturday – Color Theory Suite

Welcome to the weekend! This evening the Pens start round three of the Stanley Cup finals, hopefully they win this series and I’m still watching hockey in June! Today I thought I would share with you a card I made using some of the catalog pre-order items I was able to purchase this month in preparation of the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog launch June 1st. My card features products from… Read More »

Eastern Palace Swap with 24/7 stampers

Recently a few of the 24/7 Stampers (the demonstrator group I am part of) got together and did a shoe box swap, since the group that met was in California and I’m in Pennsylvania, I participated via mail as did Marci Long in Texas. A shoebox swap is when you bring a completely made card and all the parts ready to make the cards is a “shoe box” and you pass… Read More »

Z Fold card for PCC242 Color Challenge

Happy Sunday, hope you are having a good weekend. It’s rather cool and rainy here, hopefully today will have some sunshine.  Perfect time to make some homemade soup and spaghetti sauce for dinner and the freezer. Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Challenge 242, a color challenge. Click the image below for a link to check out their blog.  For my card I’m using a Night of Navy… Read More »

Turn your Gold Eastern Vinyl Stickers into Silver, how you say ?

Before I get started, I need to give credit to Janet Wakeland another Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for showing us how to do this using Window Sheets. The Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers are really cool and a great addition to a card, or even like the card on the right, created completely with stickers with the exception of the sentiment from Thoughtful Banners Photopolymer stamp set and some Gold Metallic Enamel… Read More »

Kinda Eclectic meets Mint Macaron

Today’s card features a stamp set and In-Color which are among my favorites and both just happen to be retiring. The six stamp set Kinda Eclectic, which comes in both wood or clear mount, was given to demonstrators a few years back at convention, I’ve loved it since the day we received it. There are matching butterfly punches, both of which are also on the retiring list.  Color for the… Read More »

Eastern Palace Bundles Available today!

Starting today Stampin’ Up! is releasing two bundles of products from the Eastern Palace Suite, new in the 2017 – 2018 annual catalog which starts June 1, for early customer purchase May 1st through May 31st. For all the details including FREE bonus gift items see below.  Here’s a sampling of the cards I’ve made with the Premier Product Bundle, which includes the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. Starter bundle, perfect for the… Read More »

PCC241 Card Sketch with Flower Patch

Hope you are having a great weekend, it’s rather warm here today – mid 80’s, sunny and humid, they say by Wednesday it may be around 60 degrees. Today’s card is for the Paper Craft Crew Card Sketch Challenge and I’m featuring one of the retiring stamp sets, Flower Patch, a photopolymer set featuring 19 stamps with a set of matching framelits Flower Fair, which are a separate purchase and… Read More »

Love these BOLD colors!

Love the bright colors of this card! Bermuda Bay So Saffron Calypso Coral Early Espresso Today’s card  features the Happy Celebration stamp set along with the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack and Embellishment Kit. Just love how this turned out. The doily was cut in half and backed the focal image of the stamped smooshes ( not sure what else to call them) then celebrate was stamped over… Read More »

Scraps = Cool card layouts

Todays cards show how you can use some of those scraps you have laying around your craft space. One card is a top folding 4¼” x 5½” and the other is side folding with the same measurements. This Fresh Fruit card features six strips ¾” x 3¾” adhered to a mat of 4″ x 5¼”, which then is backed with dimensionals and adhered to the card base.  Any of the… Read More »

How about a little water coloring today?

Today’s card features water coloring, something I really am starting to enjoy. In scoping out Pinterest I came across a few designs like this and thought I would mix them up for this card. The image from Birthday Blooms was first stamped in Archival Basic Black and let to dry while I heat embossing in white Happy Birthday from the Sunshine Sayings stamp set.  The Sunshine Sayings Bundle is retiring but both… Read More »

April Sunday Stamper Cards

Happy Sunday! Today I will be stamping with my Sunday Stampers and thought I would share with you the cards we will be making. I’m using some of the retiring stamp sets and designer series paper, just remember any paper can be substituted to create the same card. Sympathy cards are not something anyone likes to make, yet we all need them. I was asked if we could make some… Read More »

PCC240 a Sketch Challenge

So how are you today?  I’m not bad, it’s Friday and I took a vacation day!  Last night we were with friends watching the Pittsburgh Penguins win round 1 of the Stanley Cup finals. I was hoping to sleep in today and I did, a whole 45 minutes. For some reason the dogs just don’t understand “sleep in” and need to go outside at the scheduled time each morning, oh well,… Read More »

For your viewing pleasure – Retiring Bundles and Stamps

Out with the OLD & In with the NEW. In conjunction with the Retiring List, I’m excited to share my very own promotion from now until May 12th. When you spend at least $50 with me and add your order to the current Hostess Code (QVUEB26H), I’ll happily send you: A printed copy of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog A Free Product from the Upcoming Annual Catalog. I’ll send you an… Read More »