Tea Together

The Tea Together and Tea Time Dies were never a bundle but are a super pairing of products.   It gives a very classic scene for a card.



I paired the sweet products with the softest of the Stampin’ Up! colors.  It is the Purple Posy.  Sadly, there are still failed results for the Purple Posy Ink.  So Stampin’ Up!, with their great care for quality, has decided to give up on the Purple Posy Ink.  All of the other Purple Posy products will still be available.  The Stampin’ Blends works beautifully as you can see in the tea cup.

I stamped the tea cup in Highland Heather and then colored parts with the Purple Posy Stampin’ Blend Light.  The flower is stamped in Smoky Slate and colored with the Purple Posy, Light Highland Heather, and Light Old Olive Blends.

The tag is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. The sentiment is from Itty Bitty Birthdays and is puched using the Classic Label Punch.  After punching, I put the one end back into the edge of the punch to make the flagged end.

The background designer paper is from the In Color Designer Series Paper for 2019-2021.  I used two different patterns of the Purple Posy DSP.

Thank you very much for checking in today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another new project.



My November Host Code is BT4ZSDCJ.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.



The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer has been revealed!!  It is available for order by Demonstrators on October 1.  Here is a picture of it.  I will be giving you my opinion after the beginning of the month.  I cannot wait and I hope you will be just as excited!  The trimmer will be available for customer orders beginning on November 1st.  WooHoo!!



CHRISTMASTIME IS HERE SUITE BUNDLE:   This can be ordered as a Suite Bundle with everything pictured, or individually to get just the pieces you want.  The products will be available on November 1 for customers to order.





Strong & Beautiful for Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals’ April  Blog Hop. We’re so glad you’re here because we love to put our ”Families First”! Our Design Team created beautiful projects to inspire you. You may be starting the hop here or 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.

My project for today’s Blog Hop is a Mother’s Day card.  My Mom passed away way many years ago and I miss her every day.  She was one of the strongest women I have ever known and the best Mom ever.  Making this card and especially this sentiment was a great reminder of her and many of the really strong women I know.


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I was pleasantly surprised at how soft this card looks competed.  And that is using a base of Rich Razzleberry.  Apparently soft does not have to be a light or subtle color. This is a card that evolved as I went.

My first thought was the center vellum with the pink and razzleberry flowers.  That became the color choices.  Then I decided to try the pink lace vellum as the main layer.  I played around with it and it really needed the white underneath it to make it really show off.  I decided to place white underneath the center vellum and it made that one pop as well.  Wow!  Who knew?

To give some dimension to the sentiment area, I added a couple of punches using the Leaf Punch.  It is also done using DSP from the Floral Romance Designer Series Paper.  This is a really fabulous pack of paper.

Thank you so much for hopping along with us today!  The complete line up is below. Please continue on the Blog Hop.  Also, we love to read your comments on our projects, so please take a minute to say something!  Finally, all of the supplies I used today are listed at the bottom of the post.


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  5. Mary Hanson at Up North Stampin’
  6. Rosanne Mulhern at Heartfelt Stamping
  7. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  8. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  9. Debbie Mageed at Secrets to Stamping
  10. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  11. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  12. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  13. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  14. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  15. Su Mohr at Aromas And Art
  16. Jeanie Stark at Just Stampin’
  17. Leah O’Brien at Stamping By The Bay
  18. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  19. Stesha Bloodhart at Stampin’ Hoot!
  20. Jill Killeen at Killeen House Studio

Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!


And here is a video showing the versatility!!






Additional quick pictures





Tea Together

I have a cute cup of tea to share with you today!  All I need to go with it is a lovely scone.  I have traveled across England and Scotland eating my way in scones!  So anytime I see the lovely Tea Together stamp set I want a scone to go with the tea.  Alas, no scones for today’s card but there is a sweet rose instead.


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I love the unexpected of the rose inside the tea cup.  I die cut it with the Tea Time Framelits.  They were part of Sale-A-Bration and is supposed to carry over to the next annual catalog.  The rose is the only part of the card that is die cut.  I wanted a simpler look for today.  When I adhered the rose, I straight cut across the bottom of the rose to match the cup edge.  Also, I did not put adhesive on the leaves, only the rose.  I sort of lifted up on the leaves to give them the 3D look.

The sentiment is from the same stamp set.  I stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and punched it out with the 1 1/8″ scallop circle punch.  The heart is the Heart Epoxy Droplets that I colored with the Dark Lovely Lipstick Stampin’ Blend.  I love these hearts, and the ability to make them any color you want.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I very much appreciate you looking at my projects.  I also, love to read your comments.

As always, the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.



Check out the new Storage by Stampin’ Up!


And here is a video showing the versatility!!






Additional quick pictures



Price: $110.00



Amazing Day

I am back to my Bright colors today.  I love getting my inspiration from the Designer Series Paper.  I hope you do that, or will now give it a look next time you sit down to create.  If you have been following me for any amount of time you know that I lean towards the bright colors.  The DSP from Happiness Blooms is definitely right up my alley.


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The stamp set, Incredible Like You, is not the set that is part of the Happiness Blooms suite.  I think it matches perfectly anyway!  The flower looks very similar.  I used the colors from the DSP to stamp the flower in my center panel.

The beautiful DSP is actually both sides of the same piece of paper.  I love when it works that way.  I feel like I am getting more bang for my buck.

This stamp set also has a matching Kit you can purchase to make some gorgeous cards.  I occasionally love those kits, but almost always really find the stamp sets to be perfect ones.  So please do not overlook a kit if you prefer making your own cards.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I do really appreciate your visits.  And if you ever have any questions about a project, please do not hesitate to contact me.



  • Base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2, folded in  half
  • 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP is 2 X 5 1/4, and 1 X 4
  • center panel is 3 1/8 X 2 5/8
  • white is 3 X 2 1/2


For the Ultimate Shopping Experience is to purchase the Starter Kit. Please read through the next items and think about it.  If you love paper crafting as much as I do, I believe you will want to talk with me.  I hope you will consider it.

  • There are 2 Starter Kit choices:
  • You create your own kit.  You get to choose ANY Stampin’ Up! products (includes bundles)  However, SAB and Host stamps are excluded from the Starter Kit (but not your next order)!
  • You will receive a 20% discount on all future purchases through July 31, 2019.  But there is no obligation to ever order anything else.
  • It’s a great way to Get Your Feet Wet, so to speak.  Just see if you like being a demonstrator.
  • Hobby Demonstrators are welcome.  I was one for about ten years, and really still am!
  • You will be the first ones to see the new catalog when it debuts in June, plus preorder from it.
  • There are NO OBLIGATIONS to continue or ever place another order.
  • The First Bonus is that you become part of my Team.  I would love to have you and enjoy sharing my love for stamping and paper crafting with you.
  • You become a member of my Upline, Brian King, and his InKing Royalty group.  There are great ideas and thoughts shared on our Facebook page.


Now for the 2 options and the Bonuses:

  • The first option costs $99.00 and you get the usual $125.00 worth of products (of your choice) PLUS an additional $50.00 of product for a total of $175.00 at a cost of only $99.00 to you.  And did I mention FREE shipping on that order?  That is another 10% off.


  • The second option costs $129.00.  You get the same amount of products as the first choice, ($125.00 worth of your choice of products, Plus the additional $50.00 of Free Products, FREE Shipping) and the AWESOME new Craft & Carry Tote which is valued at $50.00.  Basically you are paying an added $30.00 for the Craft & Carry Tote.  

(I had the option to purchase, and of course I did.  It is well worth the $50.00 and is a Fabulous deal for $30.00)

Here is the Tote.  It is a great size, has dividers that can be moved for whatever products you are carrying each use.  There are two outside pockets that are large enough to hold punches, and much more.  There is a zipper outside pocket.  It has regular straps as well as a shoulder strap. It has the Stampin’ Up! logo.  It is made of a great heavy weight canvas.  And it is so Pretty!!

Additional quick pictures





Beautiful Day for InKing Royalty Blog Hop



Welcome to InKing Royalty’s May Blog Hop! We are grinning from ear-to-ear with excitement over all the amazing, new products from Stampin’ Up!’s 2018 Annual Catalog – and you’re going to love what we are sharing today. Today’s Blog Hop is filled with projects that offer sneak peeks at new products from the upcoming catalog. What fun! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

My Top of the List Favorite from the new Catalog is the Share What You Love Designer Series Paper.  Actually, it and all that is in that Suite of products!  From the banner above, it would appear that Brian King loves this paper as well!!  My card for today focuses on quite a few of the products, but especially the DSP.


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As I said above, I have used quite a few products from this AWESOME Suite.  In doing so, I have a lot more texture than I normally do.  Of course the star is the Designer Series Paper.  As an unexpected touch, I let it be the main focal point and added a little extra with different ribbons. (All of the supplies are listed at the very bottom of the post.)

The sentiment is part of a “Must Have” stamp set as well.  It is Love What You Do and has beautiful flowers, backgrounds, and sentiments.  I know I say it is all a Must Have, but this catalog is really over the top as far as I am concerned and I do want it all!

One other unexpected item on my card is the lighter base color, which is Petal Pink.  It is an Oh My! color.  I think it has a touch of light peach to the pink.  Whatever it may have, it is gorgeous.  And it pairs well with other colors both bold and bright.

Thank you for stopping by my page on the Blog Hop.  I very much appreciate it and love to read your comments.

I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Deb Cozzone . There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!


Thank you for hopping along with us.  If you get stuck during the Blog Hop, please use this line-up as a guide:


  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  3. Deb Cozzone at Grand Central Stamping
  4. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  5. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  6. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  7. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  8. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  9. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  10. Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations
  11. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  12. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts

    Retiring Products List:

    Occasions Catalog:


    Annual Catalog:





    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.





Hugs !

I have spent the weekend rearranging my craft space and incorporating the NEW Stampin’ Up! products from my pre-order.  Oh My!!  I am in trouble because I want it all.  I have added a new banner at the bottom of the narrative portion of this post. It is the NEW  Share What You Love Suite of products.  I may have said it, or thought it before, but this is my all time favorite suite that SU has ever created.  By clicking on that picture you will go to my online store and can view all of the products.  There are three different tiers of products you can order, as well as some Ala Carte items.  You get to get a touch of the Demonstrator Perk of ordering before the catalog is live!  But I hope you will check out my card first……..


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The stamp set I used is Abstract Impressions, and it is a beautiful Must Have stamp set.  But the star of this card is the gorgeous Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper.  This flower pattern is probably my favorite of the pack.  Then when I was looking for a color to back the sentiment layer with, I noticed the other side of this sheet and new it was perfect.  I really like the double sided DSP SU always has!

The colors in the DSP are beautiful . If you are wondering about the base color of the card.  It is the new Petal Pink.  Another winner in the new Color Revamp.  It is , at least to me, a more soft peachy pink look.  I believe it pairs wonderfully with the returned Mint Macaron as well.

To further show that SU is really On Trend with the new colors, I was reading the latest HGTV Magazine Friday.  It is all about painting and color.  All of the SU colors, especially the newer ones, are front and center in the magazine!  I was so impressed and pleased.

I hope you are as excited as I am about the new catalog and all of the new products and colors.  Again, if  you do not currently have a SU Demonstrator , I would love to work with you.  And it is always a great time to become a demonstrator.  You can even add a lot of the new products to your starter kit!!

Thank you so much for visiting with me today!  I hope you will return tomorrow and Wednesday is the InKing Royalty Blog Hop.


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.

SUPPLIES:  **Not all of the new products were available with snapshots.  I am missing the Mint Macaron cardstock and Petal Pink Classic Stampin’ Pad.