Always Thankful

I am using one of the beautiful Host Rewards Stamp  Sets today.  The awesome Background Bits.  This is a very versatile set.


Background Bits, 144029


My Color choices for today are:


For me this is a very minimal card!  I do believe that is a good thing…  I began with a piece of the Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper.  It gave me the bad of Night of Navy, with a thin layer of Whisper White.  I used the new Ruffled Embossing Folder (It is one of the extra thick ones, for Extra Dimension) .  For the focal point I stamped the flower from Background Bits Host Set colored with Pear Pizzaz and Sweet Sugarplum Stampin’ Write Markers.  I then stamped partially over the flower with the sentiment.  It is from the same Host Set.  I used the Layering Circles Thinlits Dies to cut out the sentiment and the scalloped back layer.  And that is that.

Oh, if you are wondering about the faded look on the right side of the card…. It is not poor photography!  It is the intended variation in the colors on the DSP.  Several of the Designer Series Papers for this catalog have this faded look to them.  I probably could have done a better placement of the lighter area 🙂

If you love this Host Set, as I do, the only way to get it is to be a Host, or place an order up to the  minimum Host Rewards amount.  ($150.00)  I would love to help you in getting this beautiful stamp set.  And for the month of June, Stampin’ Up! is assisting you to earn even more FREE products.

Thank  you for stopping by today!  I very much appreciate your comments.

The products I used for this card are listed below.  You can click on any item to be taken directly to my OnLine Store.


Label Me Pretty

My card for today is Bright and Loud!!  I have used the Pick A Pattern Designer Series Paper again and chosen a sheet that is pretty “Loud” on both sides.  And I have paired it with the much quieter Label Me Pretty Bundle.    The card layers are more than I usually do, but the DSP demanded layers,  So I gave it layers .


Label Me Pretty Bundle, 145305


Doesn’t this scream “I’m so pretty !!”?  That is what I think of every time I see the Label Me Pretty.  It will not get out of my head. Haha !!  But joking aside, this Pick A Pattern DSP has something for everyone.  There are pages that seem more for children (until you see cards that have been made with it), some that are eye popping, some that are eclectic, etc.  It is just perfect!  The DSP made it easy to choose the Label colors, Yay!

Here is how I made this card:

  • I began with Whisper White Thick Card Stock cut to 4 1/4 X 11
  • The DSP is cut to 4 1/8  X 5 3/8
  • The Whisper White is cut to 3 5/8 X 4 7/8
  • The DSP is cut to 3 7/16 X 4 11/16
  • The DSP Band is cut to 7/8 X 3 9/16
  • The larger label is stamped in Crushed Curry and punched with the Pretty Label Punch
  • The small label is stamped in Flirty Flamingo and punched with the 1 3/4 Circle Punch and raised with a dimensional.

And that is this Pretty but Loud card.  I hope you like it.  Thank  you for your comments.  If you would like to purchase any of these items, now is a great time to do so.  June has a special Host Rewards.  Check out the photos below.


The supplies I used are listed below.  You can click on any item and you will be taken to my Online Store.  Thank you.


You’ve Got Style

I have to say that I laughed when I first saw this You’ve Got Style set in the new catalog.  I love the ladies and the sentiments.  I hope I did her justice in today’s card.


You’ve Got Style, 143898


Isn’t she just hilarious?  I love her style!  And when I was looking for my color inspirations and landed on the Foil Frenzy DSP, I knew it was perfect.  Then when it came to putting the card together I could not bring myself to align it normally.  The lady just shouted wacky!  So that is how she ended up.

The base is Thick Whisper White card stock.  The next layers are each the normal smaller layers of Berry Burst card stock, and Foil Frenzy DSP.  The lady has a layer of Berry Burst card stock as well.  As does the sentiment.  The lady is stamped in Basic Gray Archival Ink and then colored with Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen.  To give it a little more sparkle I added a couple of the Iridescent Sequins and gave the fir on color, cuffs, and hat brim a touch of Clear Wink of Stella.  I believe anyone would have a smile on their face if they received this  Sassy Lady in the mail.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today.  If you have any questions, or comments, please let me know.  And remember our great Host Rewards Special for June.




The supplies I used today are:


Welcome Friend

I was experimenting with new products and ended up with a “different” sort of card.  It was pretty much what I had envisioned, I just had a hard time getting it there.  Don’t you hate that!  A lot of my “visions” never work, so I was very happy with this one.


Wood Words, 143928


This card is a little more difficult to explain that most of the ones I come up with. But please stay with me 🙂

  • The base of the card is Thick Whisper White cut to 4 1/4 X 11, and folded in half
  • The wood layer is stamped directly onto the card front with the Hardwood background stamp in Crumb Cake
  • The wooden box is a scrap of the Wood Textures DSP Stack
  • The flowers are from the Wood Words stamp set.  They are stamped in Sahara Sand and then touched up with markers
  • The Farmer’s Market sign is From Wood Words and stamped in Pear Pizzaz and then punched with 1 1/4 circle punch
  • The backing of the sign is from another scrap of the Wood Texture DSP punched with the 1 3/8 circle punch
  • The banner is Sweet Sugarplum stamped onto Whisper White card stock and punched with the Duet Banner Punch
  • The little loop is out of Linen Thread and the “nail” is a Metallic Enamel Shape
  • The flowers and the Welcome are raised up with Stampin’ Dimensionals


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today’s supply list:


Daisy Delight

It seems I switch between the Daisy bundle and the Eastern Beauty bundle.  Today I am going back to the Daisy.  I just cannot get enough of this stamp set, punch, DSP, ribbon….Oh My!!!  It is a win, win, win.  As Meg Ryan’s character said in the movie “You’ve Got Mail”, Daisies are such happy flowers 🙂


Daisy Delight Bundle, 145361


The Daisy Delight / Daisy Punch bundle and the Delightful Daisy DSP are just wonderful.  Unfortunately it does not appear in the photo, but I went over the leaves of the daisy with the Clear Wink of Stella.  In person it has a little sparkle to it.  The Gold Faceted Gems were just made for the center of the daisy and the pop of the Double Stitched 1/4″ Ribbon is so cute.  I am also loving the new Pretty Label Punch.  I see me going to that punch quite often in the near future!

If you do not have a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator currently, or have ordered from  me in the past, I would love to talk with you and show you all of the new products in our catalog.  There is also a special for our June Hosts!  An Awesome Deal !!!!



The products that I used today are listed below: You can click on any item and be taken directly to my online store.


Truly Artistic

Today’s card is made partly with the first stamp set I fell in love with when it was debuted at OnStage.  Brian King presented it and showed such beautiful cards that I knew it would be coming to me as soon as I could order it.  Since we are all about crafting, who could not love this set.  And for today’s card I went a little more neutral with it to show it’s versatility.  Of course the sentiment, even though from another stamp set, fits perfectly with the theme.


Crafting Forever, Truly Artistic


What do you think of the more neutral look?  The Fresh Florals DSP is almost as much a star as the Crafting Forever and Just Add Text stamp sets.  I do believe these two stamp sets compliment each other.

I only used Tranquil Tide and Very Vanilla on this card, With the exception of Memento Black ink for the pens and then I colored them with the Bermuda Bay Watercolor Pencils.  I think it blends well enough with the Tranquil Tide.  Those pencils and the colors provided in them tend to work with most of our colors.

Thank you for visiting today!  I truly appreciate your comments.  And if there are any questions, or you need assistance with a purchase, please let me know.

The products I used are listed below: