Hoppy Thursday

Sorry I am late today.  I was fighting with the Year End Closeout links.  As you can tell if you have been following me for any length of time, I am not a whiz at computer technology!!! Yikes.   But I hope the awesome sale prices will be worth the wait.

Another great thing is that you can now order the Stamparatus Carry Bag.  I have had the icon at the bottom of the post for a few weeks now.  Well the time is here.  And it is really the perfect bag for your Stamparatus, plus other uses as well.  Please let me know if you have any questions.

Now for today’s card.  It is another Sneak Peek of the upcoming Sale-A-Bration stamp sets.  Did the Blog Title give it away?  Of course it did…. Frogs!!!


Stampin' Up!, So Hoppy Together, Animal Expedition, Jackie Beers

Animal Expedition DSP 146902


Aren’t the little frogs adorable?  I believe they will be the same big hit that last year’s SAB Pandas were.  The name of the stamp set is So Hoppy Together.  I linked to the DSP, because the graph for the stamp set is not available yet.  I will update once I can get that link.

BUT….do you see how wonderfully it pairs with the Animal Expedition DSP?  There are several pieces in that pack of paper which pair beautifully with this set. Hint, Hint….

Thank you so much for stopping by this morning.  I hope you will check back tomorrow.  I will be on time in the morning.

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Wedding Wishes

Before I get started on today’s post I wanted to give you a heads up!  I am going to be traveling after today.  I will not return until the end of the month.  Woohoo for me!  A big vacation / girl trip!!  But that means that I will not have new blog postings.  I just have not had the time to plan ahead.  I apologize and I hope you will come back the end of the month when I return.

So for today’s card I have another card from the awesome set Wishing You Well.  I really do love this set. The card I am sharing today is one I gave for a wedding over the weekend.  What better use of “Wishing You Well” than for a bride and groom.


Wishing You Well, 147864


I think of this as a simple elegance.  I hope you do as well.  I utilized the Subtle Textures Embossing folder on the So Safron layer.  The flowers are stamped in Crushed Curry to stand out more.  I then topped each one with a small pearl.

Even though in the picture it looks almost black, the dark layer is Blackberry Bliss which matches the bow.  That bow is my favorite stamp in the entire Stampin’ Up! inventory I believe. 🙂

Thank you for visiting today.  I apologize for going to be absent for a little over two weeks.  I will post some photos when I return.








Frosty Congratulations

I have used one of the stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog that is not necessarily a holiday set.  That sounds confusing!  The set is the First Frost Stamp set.  It has beautiful floral and sentiment stamps.  It also pairs wonderfully and expectedly with the Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper.  The paper is shimmery and just gorgeous.


Frosted Floral , 148420


I have an odd, odder than normal, layout and a mixture of colors.  All of the colors came from this designer series paper.  I love the thistle on here.  It reminds me of Scotland.  And I unintentionally  made a Scottish cross with the glimmer paper.  I really did not plan that.  I was just trying to add some glimmer but not be just a straight piece and to ground the sentiment.

The colors are all from the DSP.  To mimic the thistle on the paper, I colored the stamp with the Night of Navy Stampin’ Write Marker and then used the Blackberry Bliss one to go over the end of the bud and the little side pieces.

Thank you for visiting today!  I appreciate it and hope you will return.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  I hope you have a wonderful day!




  • 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, folded in half
  • 4 X 5 1/4
  • 3 3/4 X 5
  • 3 1/2 X 4 3/4








Tropical Wreath

I am showcasing two great Stampin’ Up! products today.  The beautiful Designer Series Paper, and the Amazing Stamparatus.  I love, love, love both of these products.  This is a card I shared with my Stamp Club yesterday to show them some special abilities of the Stamparatus.


Stampin' Up!, Stamparatus, Tropical Chic, Colorful Seasons, Jackie Beers

Stamparatus Wreath, 146276




I added the fourth color to my combination to make the flower pop.  I love Blushing Bride, but it is a bit too shy to POP!

This Tropical Chic DSP is one of my favorites.  I love bright colors and this is right up my alley.  The flower from Colorful Seasons seem to be the perfect flower for this card.  It fit perfectly with the size template I had made for the Stamparatus Wreath technique.

Here is a picture of my template. I think it pretty much explains the process to make your own very easily.  Just find the center, line up the die, cut and turn it from square to diamond and cut again.


Wreath Template for Stamparatus

I hope you will give this technique a try.  There are several videos already out there with directions so I did not create one. I would love to see your version if you decide to try it.   I appreciate you stopping by today and hope you will return tomorrow.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.



  • Base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored and folded in hald
  • Spruce layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • DSP is 1 X 5 1/4, and 3 X 5 1/4
  • Square Spruce layer is 3 X 3
  • White layer is 2 7/8 X 2 7/8


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A Fall Blended Season

I debuted the Blended Seasons Bundle during the July InKing Royalty Blog Hop.  You can see that card HERE.   This stamp set is only available during August and While Supplies Last!  The stamps are perfect for Spring/Summer, Fall, and Christmas.  But the Framelits are spectacular.  They match a few of the stamps but the best part are the three layers that are stitched!  They are stitched inside the cutting line and leave stitching around the outside of the cut out.  It’s a super look!  Take a look at today’s Fall inspired card.


Blended Seasons Bundle, 149894



I used one of the layering dies from the matching framelits so you can see the stitching.  The background is the Subtle Embossing Folder.  The leaves are part of the Blended Seasons set as well as the Die Cut leaf.

I stamped the leaves in Cherry Cobbler Ink and then used the Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to color the leaves.  The sentiment is from the precious Host Stamp Set – Very Vintage.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a great weekend and will return to see my Monday project.  All of the supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.

Don’t forget about Bonus Days!!!  For every $50.00 you spend (at one time) during August, you will receive a coupon code worth $5.00 to use in September.  It’s like getting paid to shop!







Love Copper

Copper has always been a favorite of mine.  So I cannot explain why I have waited this length of time to try embossing on the Copper Foil Sheet!  I hope you will be as happy with today’s outcome as I am.


Lovely Floral Dynamic , 148048


Isn’t that gorgeous???  (Please excuse the glare, it is difficult to photograph shiny items.)  I cannot believe I have waited this long to emboss the foil.

I am sure you recognize the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  The cut out flowers are from that pack as well.  The wonderful sentiment is from that Suite of products and is aptly named Love What You Do!

For the corner rounder I used the new Detailed Trio Punch.  I know I have used it several times recently, but I really like how it punches.  However, today is the first time I have tried the ribbon hole punch that is one of the three different punches.  I will definitely be utilizing it more often.

Thank you very much for stopping by today!  I hope you liked today’s card.  I have listed all of the products at the bottom of the post.

REMINDER :  You only have until the end of the month to take advantage of the fabulous Join promotion to receive a FREE color family of ink pads.  Also, the buy 3 get 1 FREE of the DSP will be ending on the 31st as well.


Sneak peek of August special promotion!



Choose one of the Color Families receive all 10 of the Ink Pads FREE when you join during July !!  WOW!!



146338 Nature’s Poem Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146284 Twinkle Twinkle Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146921 Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper 189 $11.00 $15.00
146902 Animal Expedition Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146897 Best Route Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146913 Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146331 Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper 190 $11.00 $15.00
146289 Garden Impressions 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
146916 Tropical Escape 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00
144177 Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Paper 191 $11.00 $15.00



Price: $110.00