On Stage & Washi Label Punch

Washi Label, Endless Birthday Wishes

Well, today I am leaving for Salt Lake City and the Stampin’ Up! On Stage (convention)!  I am meeting Buffy there and can’t wait to get there.  On Stage is so much fun.  There are a ton of demonstrators from all over the world attending.  We get to stamp, eat, get free stuff, stamp, meet new people, stamp, eat….well you get the picture.  I’ll be posting some updates with pictures while I am there (if I can).  Last time I went, I tried to post but it didn’t work out so well but I’ll try again.

This is another card that we made at our monthly club meeting.  It is a very simple card, but I think it is really nice.  When you are a demonstrator, not only do you get to go to On Stage, you also get a monthly magazine called Stampin’ Success.  This magazine has a ton of ideas in it for card designs, recruiting other demos and building your business.  This card was in this magazine so I am not taking any credit for it at all.

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SAB Honeycomb Happiness

Honeycomb Happiness, Sale-a-bration

This is an adorable stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration catalog that you can earn for free with a qualifying purchase!  It is called Honeycomb Happiness.  You can order it in wood mount or clear mount for free when you order $50 worth of merchandise.  Yes, I said free!  It makes a great card for a child or you can also use it to make an Easter card.

To make this card, I stamped the chick image using our Basic Black ink onto Crushed Curry cardstock.  I stamped the balloon onto Pacific Point cardstock.  Then I cut out the images (yes, I really did it myself).  Both images were easy to cut out because they aren’t too detailed.

Sale-a-bration lasts until March 31st! Earn FREE merchandise with a qualifying purchase! For every $50 you spend you can choose one item from the Sale-a-bration catalog.  Order $100 and get 2 items, etc.  You can also get an extra $25 in Hostess Benefits with a $250 workshop (or order)! Last but not least, join my Stampin Up! family and get a $155 worth of product for $99!


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My Christmas Card

Winter Wishes

This is the Christmas card I made this year to send out to family and friends.  I used the stamp set called Winter Wishes.  It is in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! Holiday  Catalog.  It was one of my favorite sets in that catalog and I am sad that Stampin’ Up! is retiring it on January 5th.  It is such a cute set.  It has a sled (as you can see!), skates, skis, pine cones and the pine branch.  I used the Hardwood background stamp on Crumb Cake cardstock with Crumb Cake Ink.  I did stamp it off once to make it a little lighter.  Stamping off is when you ink a stamp and then stamp it on a piece of scrap paper before stamping it on your cardstock.  The sentiment is from the Hostess Set that was also in the catalog called Antique Tags.  I thought it went so well with this antique looking stamp set.  The rest of the products I used are listed below but many of them are also retiring on January 5th.

I am not sure if Madelyn isn’t too sure about Santa or the outfits her parents dress her in!

Madelyn & Santa


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Woodland Embossing Colors


This is the first card we made at our monthly Stampin’ club meeting.  It uses a new technique that I have seen all over Pinterest.  I don’t know who came up with it first but it is a brilliant idea!  First I used a brayer to add color onto the background of an embossing folder.  I used Smoky Slate for this card.  Then I stamped other images on top of the brayered color.  In this case I used the trees from the stamp set called Happy Scenes.  Then you run a piece of cardstock in the embossing folder through the Big Shot.  The cardinal was added after running the embossing folder through.  The sentiment on this card is from the Hostess Set in the 2015 Holiday Catalog called Antique Tags.

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A Beautiful Fall Day

Happy Scenes, Hearth & Home

This is the second card we made at our monthly stamp club meeting.  I reminds me of looking out my windows on a crisp Fall day.  Unfortunately those Fall days are going to be upon us quicker than we thought.  Although it is only mid-September you can already tell the cooler days will arrive soon.

This card uses an awesome bundle from the 2015 Holiday Catalog. The stamp set is called Happy Scenes.  It has a Fall scene (the one we used) a snowy winter scene and a cold winter day scene.  It also has cute little corner dies (such as the spider one above).  The window is a die from the set call Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies.  I love these dies!  The little leaves is a die from the Square Pillow Box Thinlits Die set.

Here is another photo of Madelyn’s four month birthday.  She looks a little unsure about this miniature Waffles stuffed animal.  Maybe she is thinking “now this is more my size!”.


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Celebrate With Zoo Babies

Zoo Babies, Banner Triple Punch

Last weekend I got to spend it with Madelyn.  I hadn’t seen her for a few weeks and it amazed me how much she has grown already!  The nice thing about this weekend was both Great Grandmothers got to meet her for the first time!  We took a punch of cute pictures (one of which is below).

I made this card using the stamp set called Zoo Babies.  It is such a cute set.  Of course, I bought it for Madelyn when she get old enough to stamp with me.  I figure she will be ready in about six months or so.  The background is a new Background stamp called It’s Wild.  Have you looked at all the new background stamps that are offered by Stampin’ Up! yet?  There are some awesome ones!

Here is Madelyn with my mother.  She is 90 years old and has more energy than me!


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Watercooler Challenge WCC28


It is that time again for a Watercooler Challenge!  This time Buffy gave us a color challenge.  I don’t know why, but I had a hard time with this one.  I guess that is why they call it a challenge!  If it was easy, then it might not be as much fun.  Here are the colors we needed to use:


Wondrous Wreath

I managed to use four out of the five.  I just couldn’t fit that last one into my design without getting a rash.  I used the Christmas stamp set called Wondrous Wreath but made it a spring/summer wreath instead of a Christmas one.  The background is a new embossing folder called Brick Wall and the punch at the bottom is also new and is called Washi Label.  The sentiment is from Tin Of Cards.

If you would like to see the other participant’s gorgeous creations, click HERE.  We would love for you to participate.  Just make a card using these colors (or as many of them as you can without giving yourself a rash) and post it to the Watercooler Challenge web site!

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Wild About Flowers

Wild About Flowers, Endless Birthday Wishes

The 2015 Stampin’ Up! Annual catalog is awesome this year.  It has stamps for every taste.  There are vintage stamps, modern stamps, flowers (of course), lots of sentiments and so much more.

The first time I saw Wild About Flowers I knew I had to get it.  When I was young, my grandparents lived in Manchester, Vermont.  It was not the Manchester it is today.  It was a small rural town where the only place to eat was the Bluebird Diner.  It had a wonderful bakery that made these toffee cookies that were to die for!  Now, it has a ton of outlet stores and is crazy busy.

My grandparents house was on a long dirt road and on either side of the road were big fields full of wild flowers.  We would walk down to their pond to go swimming and pick wild flowers on our way back to the house to give to my grandmother.  I am sure most of them were weed but she would put them in a vase anyway.

Wild About Flowers is a two step stamp set made out of Photopolymer.  That makes it so easy to line up the stamps.  Plus, the pictures are numbered so you know which flower goes with which stem.  It makes it so easy.

Here is a picture of my son, Sam, taking a nap with his girls on his first Father’s Day!


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