Saturday, May 13, 2023

Stampin' UP! Designer Series Paper Walkthrough!


Monday, May 8, 2023

It's BOHO BLUE Time!! Using Stampin' UP! Countryside Corners Bundle!

Whenever there is a COLOR REFRESH... I CRINGE!!  Sometimes we just HATE saying GOOD-BYE!

But along with saying good-bye.. we sometimes find a favorite new friend... or color!

BOHO BLUE is just that!  I am in LOVE with this new blue...and the fact that the Countryside Corners Suite included the Countryside Inn DSP... which uses... wait for it... BOHO BLUE, I knew I had to give it a shot!

Then there is the Bloom Hybrid Embossing folder and dies... I almost missed it completely until I saw it in the Clearance Rack!  So luckily we met, just before we had to say GOOD-BYE!  As of today it is still there but you will have to act fast!

Hybrid Blooms - Clearance


It was as if the two products were meant to MEET.. even if it was for a moment.

Each held their own brilliance and it came together in a SYMPHONY!! 

The Bloom Hybrid embossing folder and dies are gone... if you were two ships that passed in the night, don't fret... you can use any of the Stampin' UP! flower stamps with matching dies or punches to create this card... and the embossed Bojo Blue center piece on the front can be embossed with any embossing folder you choose.

The moral of the story is... be sure to keep you eyes open, because good things can pass you by, without you even noticing.. but know that JOY comes in the morning... always... today my JOY is Boho Blue and the Countryside Suite! 

Tuesday, April 25, 2023


As we all know during COVID our lives changed.  The after effects still linger both physically and emotionally for many.  The Bible says 'ALL things work for the good for those who love the Lord'... many times we can't see this in the midst of our season but if you look back you might see that it's true.  

Today I hit my first milestone on YouTube!  YAY!! But this never would have happened if COVID hadn't made us all stay home!  I was forced to step OUT of my comfort zone... and I'm so glad I did!

Here are a couple of my most viewed tutorials... the first one is TWO parts... it was one of my first and I didn't know to put my phone in AIRPLANE MODE!!  LOL... So be sure to look for part TWO!

My workshops are not only fun and creative... they are a release... a fellowship where we all 'get away' for a bit from the hustle and bustle of 'real' life.  I didn't want to take that away from my club members.. so I did the UNTHINKABLE!!  I began to create VIDEOS on YouTube... so they could use the kits I 'porch-dropped' and we could still create our monthly workshop projects.  We also met on Zoom but for those who could not make it, I created the tutorials on YouTube.

WHO KNEW???  I had NO idea that anyone else would actually watch my tutorials... and now look.. 1000 SUBSCRIBERS!!

Sometimes we have to look back and see how something good actually came out of a bad time... no this isn't life changing... but for me... it's pretty neat.
 'Joy ALWAYS comes in the morning'... so if you are one of my subscribers... THANK YOU... if you're not.. take a hop over and take a look!

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

It's ELECTRIFYING!! Stampin' Up! Lighting the Way!!


This little LIGHT of MINE!

A couple of years ago, I posted a Light Up Card using the Stampin' Up! stamp set Campology. Then 'Lighting the Way' bundle came along.. and TODAY... I created


as WOW as my LIGHT UP Campology Card was, there were issues with keeping the connection firm with the diodes... BUT as soon as I saw the Lighting the Way bundle I knew I was going to LIGHT it UP once again! This time I used LED lights with prongs and I think I found the solution...

I think my workshop this weekend will be ELECTRIFYING! LOL...

Check it out, then let me know what you think in the comments below!

Wednesday, March 29, 2023

A Fish and a WISH! Easter Card!

 My take on a card posted by Tina Wardell  (Tinas Crafty Ink Spot) in a demonstrator Facebook group.  I loved her cards so I case'd them for one of my upcoming workshops, putting my own twist on it. I needed an Easter card as well for a swap, so I felt the sentiment 'Love Never Fails' tells the true story of Easter. 

I will upload the video tutorial VERY soon!

I used A Fish and a Wish punch bundle as well as a stamp from Artistically Inked! I broke out my retired-not-so-retired Pretty Peacock cardstock and ink... (spoiler alert??) as well as retiring Mint Macaroon... then decided to mix up the colors!! 

  Thanks Tina for the inspiration!

If you haven't already... hop on over to my website and check out the 

LAST CHANCE items!  Out with the OLD and in with the NEW!

Items will sell out quickly!

Thursday, February 16, 2023

WAIT!! It's NEVER too late for a Valentine!

What TIME is it?  It's Valentine's time!

Well... maybe a couple of days late... lol

I created this cute Angled Gatefold Valentine for one of my workshops
BEFORE Valentine's Day, but thought you might like to try it.

I've created a video tutorial here: Country Floral Bouquet Gatefold

I've also created a PDF here:  Country Floral Angled Gatefold
(Thank you Catherine Carroll for all your tutorial help!)
I thought adding a couple of screen shots might be helpful too.
Hope you give it a try!


Tuesday, February 14, 2023

FREE! While Supplies LAST!

What TIME is it?  It's Sale-A-Bration Time!

I don't know about you, but my friends and I get SO excited when the Sale-A-Bration catalog comes out!  Can you say FREE!!  That's my favorite price!!

What's even better is it comes out at the SAME time as the NEW Mini Catalog!  So we can ear FREE Stampin' UP! products while getting our hands on amazing new products! 

It's a WIN.. WIN!!

There were several examples in the Stampin' UP! Sale-A-Bration catalog that are so sweet and cute using the Thanks A Bunch SAB stamp set..  but I thought I'd take a darker, more 'earthy' tone on a THANK YOU card using the FREE with $50 purchase

 'Thanks a Bunch' stamp set!

Love this fold... simply pull down to see the
inside sentiment!

This stamp set is FREE with any $50 purchase... 
So hop on over and take a creative journey watching my
 Thanks A Bunch Tutorial on my YouTube channel!!  
You can see all the Stampin' UP! products you can earn for FREE by clicking on 
 the Sale-A-Bration catalog on the right hand column of this post.. and don't forget to check
out the new Mini Catalog!

My new studio is almost up and running... so there will be a ton of 

'Creative Journeys' in the next couple of weeks... I'm excited 

to dig in and start creating new projects and more videos...

Stay tuned... 

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

The NEW Catalogs are HERE!

They're HERE!!

Each time a new catalog comes, along we are all SO excited!  
So many new products AND ideas!  I know it's probably a bit cliché,
but I almost feel like a kid again!

So grab a cup of coffee, snuggle up and get ready
to take another CREATIVE JOURNEY using Stampin' UP! products!  
Just imagine all the beautiful projects you can create using  
all the new Stampin' UP! products!  

Simply click on the catalogs in the right hand column of my
to start your journey into CREATIVITY-LAND!

With Valentine's just around the corner, what can
say 'I love you' better than a HANDMADE card??

While you are making your WISH LIST, remember...
Sale-A-Bration is also here!  For every $50 in merchandise 
you can grab some FREE products too! 

And check out the $100 in merchandise stamp set too!

Where ever you are... whether enjoying sunshine, or bundling up from the cold... 
new Stampin' UP! catalogs will brighten you day!


Tuesday, November 8, 2022

HURRY!! Stampin' UP! Paper Pumpkin SALE TOMORROW!!

 November 9 - 10, 2022 ONLY!!  

Past kits, refills, and add-ons 
will be 50% off for current Paper Pumpkin Subscribers!!  
Not a subscriber???  
You have until November 10th to subscribe and take advantage of this 
AMAZING SALE!  Remember... there is no long term commitment!  But I'm sure you will want to continue month after month!!

Here are just a few past kits!

Lots of Pun!!

I often purchase extra kits to make with my grandkids... my church ladies... AND my friends!  A perfect time to purchase extra refills to make cards for nursing homes... or for children's hospitals... this one is perfect for kids!  Only the refill is available, but you can use any sentiments you like!

So Cool!

This baseball card kit is perfect for your sports fan... and both the kit AND the refills are available!

These would also make perfect gifts for this upcoming holiday season for your crafty loved ones!  And you're not going to BELIEVE the prices!  But remember... ONLY WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so set your alarm, grab your coffee and hop over to my shop and take advantage of this AMAZING sale!  I know I will be there!

Check out all the KITS AND PAST KITS!

Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Did someone say HO HO HO! It's Paper Pumpkin time!

 Remember 'You can't put an e-card on the mantle!' Subscribe to Paper Pumpkin and take a creative JOURNEY each month! Then pass on the goodness to your friends and family! EVERYTHING you need is included in each kit... plus a stamp set and ink pad... so you can continue to CREATE!

Want to see how easy it is, simply click on this link to watch a video:

Each month I wait anxiously for my Stampin' UP! Paper Pumpkin kit to arrive!  
I reward myself by sitting back, grabbing a cup of coffee and taking my own 
Creative Journey... but you could also grab your kids, or grandkids to come enjoy card making together!

Check it out yourself... no long term obligation.  Each subscription come with everything you need to complete the projects, plus you will always have the stamp set and ink spot to use for future cards!

Think you might want to try?  Click here to Subscribe


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

October Workshop! Fun, Friends and Creativity!

 Because of Stampin' UP! we have been meeting monthly for most of the past 20 years!  Some moved on... some went to Heaven... and new 'forever friends' joined along the way.. I am so grateful for the fun.. creativity... fellowship and friendships I've made along the way... so Stampin' UP! has given me much more than great craft products... what I've gotten in return is priceless...

If you are on the fence about joining Stampin' UP! as a demonstrator... as a hobbyist for the discount... or to reap the benefits of holding workshops.. now is the time to jump in! Stampin' UP! is having an amazing promotion... check it out

Tuesday, October 4, 2022

October is FULL of surprises! NO tricks, just TREATS!


October is FULL of SURPRISES!  

NO tricks, just TREATS!  

First a Birthday Calendar Kit... then FREE SHIPPING on October 4th... NOW $155 of products for only $99 (FREE shipping) and FREE business supplies when you sign up to be a Stampin' UP! demonstrator from Oct 4 - 31st!  

Gas prices are UP... food prices are UP... 

But Stampin' UP! is giving you more BANG for your buck!!

Join as a hobbyist for the discount... or start your own Stampin' UP! business... and I'm here to help EVERY step of the way!