Thankful For You

I inked up my Bokeh Dots stamp for the first time.  I have read where some people had difficulty getting a good impression.  I used the Stamparatus and a sponge brayer to allow me to ink it extra times if necessary.  I noticed as I did this that it went from very light and not really clear dots to pretty vibrant.  I believe either look would be good.  I wanted to show the dots fairly well, so I inked it several times.  After all of that I was very happy with the outcome.  Then I totally changed the direction I was headed with the card! LOL!  And ended up with this.


Stampin' Up!, Bokeh Dots, Many Blessings, Nature's Poem, Jackie Beers

Bokeh Dots, 148113


I know that the Bokeh is an unexpected background, and color for that matter, to go with a harvest set, but that is where I ended up.

the sentiment and the harvest crate is from the Million Dollar set Many Blessings stamp set in the upcoming Holiday Catalog.  The gorgeous DSP is Nature’s Poem.  I stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink and colored with a variety of Stampin’ Blends.  It really was a fairly quick and easy card to create.  That is if you do not change your mind mid card!

Thank you for visiting today.  I hope you have an awesome weekend and will come back on Monday to see what is new.  REMEMBER that Bonus Days are running out!  There is only one more week to earn $5.00 on a $50.00 order.  Also the Blended Seasons stamp set will go away next Friday as well.



  • Base of Crumb Cake is 81/2 X 5 1/2 Folded in half
  • White layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • DSP layer is 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • Crumb Cake small layer is 3 5/8 X 2 5/8
  • White layer is 3 1/2 X 2 1/2











So Grateful

I have not totally gotten away from the awesome new stamp set Country Home. But….I have only used the sentiment today.  This card is focusing on the absolutely fabulous Frosted Floral Specialty Designer Series Paper.  Just Wow!  And yes, I know I say that all the time.  I would apologize, but it is so TRUE!  This current catalog and the upcoming Holiday catalog are just full of gorgeous designer series paper.  So here is today’s card.


Stampin' Up!, Frosted Floral, Country Home, Cajun Craze, Mossy Meadow, Jackie Beers

Frosted Floral DSP, 147800

I know it does not show in the photograph, but the paper is pearlized and has a soft shimmer all over it.  My first layout covered a lot of the DSP.  I could not bring myself to do that!  So I changed everything and only added a sentiment and some of the Copper Trim ribbon to complete the card.

Cajun Craze is not in the colors shown as part of the DSP, but I believe it compliments it beautifully.  I used the Nature Roots Framelit from the Rooted In Nature Bundle to create the leaf.  There is a die cut and an impression die for this leaf in the set.  I am still playing with the embossing mat to get the correct set up.  For my first try I believe this one works well enough.

Thank you for visiting today!  I have one more of the Country Home cards to show tomorrow.  And who knows, I may find a final one for Friday.  Stay tuned!!!









Milk Can

Oh My !!  I knew as soon as I saw the Country Home stamp set that it had to come to my house.  But actually playing with it is even better than I expected.  And the milk can is my all time favorite.  I have an old milk can that my Mother had probably 50 years ago.  Another reason I love this set.


Country Home, 147678


I paired this sweet set with the Country Lane Designer Series Paper, as well as the Subtle Dynamic Embossing Folder.  I could not resist using the Cotton in the DSP to pair with the Cotton in the arrangement in the milk can.

A great bonus to his sweet stamp set is that it is photopolymer.  This makes aligning images so easy.  I was able to perfectly align the flowers on the top of the milk can.  Easy Peasy!!  I stamped everything in Smoky Slate Ink to have a softer outline.  Coloring everything with the Stampin’ Blends is so easy.  They leave no lines and you do not need to be a professional to blend them.  I thought of dried cotton stems so I went over those with the light Crumb Cake Blend. I don’t believe you can tell from the photo but I used Wink of Stella on the white for the cotton.

Thank you for visiting today!  I hope you will return tomorrow and see another Country Home card.  All of the supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  Please do not forget about Bonus Days!!!  If you place an order during August, you will receive a $5.00 coupon for every $50.00 you spend at one time.


  • The base card is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 scored and folded in half
  • The first layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • The Cotton DSP background is 2 7/8 X 4 1/8 and the DSP is 2 3/4 X 4
  • The milk can background is 2 1/4 X 4 1/8 and milk can layer is 2 1/8 X 4











Today’s card is a sneak peek at one of the stamp sets I was anxious to get my hands on.  It has a 3D look to the bow that intrigued me.  And Yes, it really does have that look so it appears like a real bow.  I am not sure if you can tell from the photograph though.


Wishing You Well, 147864


There are a couple of newer stamp sets that have this look, but the bow seems to really look 3D and I adore it!  I see this stamp set in every season of the year.  This one is definitely a keeper for me.

I love this sentiment as well.  It is from the new Many Blessings stamp set.  Today as a SU Demonstrator,  we get to register for the Stampin’ Up! 30th Anniversary On Stage Celebration.  I feel it is a Blessing that I get to do something that I love so much, and share it with all of you.  Plus I have met some really amazing people, customers and fellow demonstrators, that have become great friends.  So Yay for today.

Now back to the card.  I paired one of my favorite new colors, Mango Melody with Fresh Fig.  I have not used Fresh Fig very often and each time I ask myself why I have not.  It is a great color.  The DSP is from the Country Lane Suite.  Another Must Have stamp set, Bundle, I want it all!!!

The little sprigs were added for just a little texture.  They are made with the new Sprig Punch which is part of the Frosted Suite.  An unexpected, but nice add on for a lot of layouts.

Thank you for visiting today.  I appreciate it very much.  Normally my supplies are listed at the bottom of the page.  But because these are not available yet, I had difficulties getting the links.  Once I can figure that out I will update this post.  So sorry!!










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!







Work Of Art for Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to our Pals Blog Hop, May 2018. This month we’ll be “Stepping Up with Textures or Techniques.” What’s that? Projects that are “stepped up” by using textures or fun techniques. Who knows, maybe both! Join us in the fun while we inspire you to “step up” your creations.

You may be starting the hop here or you may be coming from a previous Pal’s blog. Either way, you’ve come to the right place. You’ll find the full line-up below to help you move or “hop” along from Pal to Pal.

For an old but goody technique, I have done a negative sponging technique.  It is one of the simplest techniques to do and always gives surprising and beautiful results.


Leaflets Framelits, 138283

I have used the Leaflets Framelits (on the retiring list 🙁 ) to make a template.  And it’s a 2 for 1, you get a leaf already cut out for a future project.  I centered the negative of the leaf on my Whisper White card stock and secured it with some Washi Tape.  You do not want the template to move while you are sponging.  To begin, I colored the entire leaf with Calypso Coral, then went over all but the center with Cherry cobbler.  I then went around the edges with Cajun Craze for a little more depth.  Now just lift up the template and you have a beautiful stenciled Leaf.

The sentiment is from an old favorite the Work of Art stamp set.   I next die cut another leaf from a layer cut for my card.  There are two ways to attach the stenciled leaf.  It can be adhered to the top layer from underneath.  Or it can be adhered to the base card and then the top layer attached over top with Stampin’ Dimensionals.  That takes a bit of aligning, but I love the look.

To finish off my card I stamped the little corner decoration in Cherry Cobbler.  I love the simple little addition.  It is from the Not Retiring new set Hold On To Hope.  Although, this is a bundle and the 10% discount for the bundle will end when the Occasions Catalog ends.  So jump on it now!

Thank you so  much for visiting today!  I appreciate your stopping by my blog during the hop.  I would love to read comments from you.  The supplies I used are listed at the bottom of the page.  Remember the Retiring List and Clearance Rack are “While Supplies Last”.  The leaf framelits and Work of Art set are both on that list.

Now it’s time to see how the rest of the Pals are Stepping up with Textures or Techniques. Please use the Blog Hop Line-Up below to move from blog to blog. Don’t forget to show us some love by commenting on our creations.

Mark your calendars for June 13, 2018 where we feature projects for Babies, Birthdays and Brides. You’ll probably even see products from Stampin’ Up!s new 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. Don’t miss it!


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Su Mohr at Aromas and Art
  5. Linda Suarez at All Night Stamping
  6. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  7. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  8. Leah O’Brien at Stamp by the Bay
  9. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  10. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin’ Pink Rose
  12. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  13. Nina King at Ink Paper Sequins
  14. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stamping Habit
  15. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  16. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity


Retiring Products List:

Occasions Catalog:

Annual Catalog:



Another Paper Pumpkin Special:  The March PP was so popular due to the special gift that it sold out.  So Stampin’ Up! has offered a great deal to replace that.  New Subscribers who sign up before April 10, will receive April and May for half price.  So 2 months for the price of 1.  A great deal.  Use my link HERE, and enter the code: SAVEFIFTY0418


It is still a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  I would love to have you join my team.  A great perk for demonstrators this time of year is getting to see the new catalog first.  Then we get to order and play with the new products a month early.  For me, that is one of the best parts of being a SU Demonstrator.  Of course, the discount helps!  If you are interested, please contact me and let’s talk.


Price: $110.00