Love and Thanks

My favorite flower is a Peony.  So when Stampin’ Up! debuted the beautiful Prized Peony stamp set, I knew it was coming to my house.  Today’s card is the first time I have inked it up.  I am in love once again!



This is another time I purchased the entire Suite of products for the Prized Peony.  All of the items are wonderful.  With the exception of the tag punch I used for the sentiment, everything is from the suite of products.

The colors of the Peony suite are gray and pink.  I used Petal Pink and Gray Granite for the card stock colors.  The DSP, Peony Garden Designer Series Paper, shares those colors as well.  The ribbon is a shimmery Gray Granite.

I stamped the flower in Gray Granite Ink and colored with the Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends and Old Olive Light Stampin’ Blend.  It is die cut using the matching dies.  It may be a bit hard to see in the photo, but behind the flower is the Square Vellum Doilies that are also part of the suite.  The vellum is just enough for some added texture.

The sentiment is from the stamp set and it stamped in Old Olive Ink.  It is punched using the Lovely Label Punch.  I found a tip for the cutting of the label length from another demonstrator and then could not find it again.  So I say Thank You and I apologize for not making note of your name when I saw the tip.

Stamp your sentiment and then punch with the Lovely Label punch, either side works the same.  The tip is to save the little piece that was cut off.  Now lay it on the strip of your sentiment at the proper length away from the sentiment to center it.

Now simply trim the strip at the outside of the little piece and then punch.  You should have a perfectly centered sentiment for your project.  Woohoo!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have a fun and relaxing weekend.


Now is a great time to join my Blue Line Stars Team.  During June  purchasing the Starter Kit, which is a fabulous deal any time, is an even better Bang For Your Buck.  The regular cost of the Starter Kit is $99.00 and you receive $125.00 in products of your choice.  For this month, you get to add one of the Bundles listed in the flyer below.  It can be a Stamp/Punch Bundle, or a Stamp/Die Bundle.  The most expensive one is a value of $60.25.  And did I mention that shipping is FREE as well.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.




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More Like You

I have another Springtime card to share today.  I have also used another one of the products from the Early Release Suite, Ornate Gardens.  Yesterday I used the Designer Series Paper.  Today I am using the Ornate Layers Dies.  At this one at a time rate, I will have used them all by the end of the month. 🙂


Stampin' Up!, Free As A Bird, Bird Ballad, Ornate Layers, Stitched Rectangles, Jackie Beers


The Ornate Layers Dies are fabulous.  The newer dies also seem to be, at least to me, sharper than the old dies. It makes for an easier release of all the little pieces.  I also had a Wahoo find for the sentiment layer.  The smaller of the Stitched Rectangle Dies fits perfectly inside this Ornate layer.

Here is a picture of the die I used.


The sentiment is the only stamp I used from the Free As A Bird set, but I believe it is a great one for so many people during this unusual situation.  From the Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper, I used two different sheets.  They are layered on a piece of Whisper White, and then onto a piece of So Saffron to match the Ornate Layer.

I used the Braided Burlap Trim to ground the sentiment and join the two pieces of DSP.  It also gives a little nod to the bird colors.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I hope you find some crafting time over the weekend, or whatever you can do to relax.


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Heart of Music

Reminder that today begins your opportunity to purchase the New Release Dies and gorgeous Designer Series Paper that pairs with sets from Sale-A-Bration and Mini Catalogs.

I have a #simplestamping card for you today.  This is quick, simple, and adorable!  The #simplestamping is usually Ink/Paper/Stamps.  They are perfect for those new to stamping with limited supplies.  But they are also great for multiples of cards, a quick card, or just a fun cute card.  The Fun and Cute is what I was aiming for today.



This stamp set was the one I wanted first from the Mini Catalog.  It is Dawn Olchefske’s Million Dollar stamp set. I do not have a musical bone in my body, but I do appreciate music and those who can create it.  And I especially love the pieces of this stamp set.  They are especially great for this style of card.

I kept this card to only two layers, which is very unusual for me!!  I sponged Coastal Cabana Ink in the bottom left of the Whisper White card stock.  I then stamped the sentiment and the piano in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.  It is my “go to” black ink.  The speckles you see are from “Flicking” the Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker against it’s cap to splatter the ink onto the paper.  If you do not do it very hard, and you do not need to, it does not hurt the marker tip at all.

As a finishing touch, I did add a heart at the top of the sentiment.  It is one of the Heart Epoxy Drops.  I left it clear instead of coloring it for a softer look.  It may be so soft that you cannot see it in the photo!! 🙂

Thank you for stopping by today!  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.

The Ultimate Bundle is the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit.  During Sale-A-Bration you get the extra value for your $99.00.  If you have a wish list or are ready to place an order and it totals close to 99.00, please read this first.

There is NO OBLIGATIONS to do anything beyond ordering the kit. You pay $99.00 + tax and receive $125.00 of your choice of products + any stamp set from the annual or mini catalog (the most expensive one is the Well Said set with a $45.00 price) + the Mini Paper Cutter, a $26.50 value + the 6X6 DSP sampler pack (48 sheets of DSP) an $11.50 value + a Paper Pumpkin Kit with a value of $22.00 + FREE Shipping which is usually 10% of the order and would add another $23.00 value here.  This equals over $230.00 value + business supplies added in at no cost.  That is an awesome deal!!  And you never have to purchase another thing.  But while you are trying it out, and you have until the end of July before your trial period runs out, you are part of my Team!  As well as my upline’s team.  We have Facebook groups to share our projects and assist each other.  I would love to talk with you about this opportunity.



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Bee Thankful

I hope you have seen the new Honey Bee Bundle in the Mini Catalog.  It is so cute.  And it pairs with a Sale-A-Bration FREE Designer Series Paper named Golden Honey.  They are perfect together and make beautiful projects.  I am sharing a card I made with my Stamp Club this past Sunday.  I shared the Valentine card we made Tuesday.  You can see that post HERE, or go to the Gallery at the top of the page for all of my posts.

Now on to the Bee Thankful card.


Stampin' Up!, Bee Thankful, Golden Honey, Jackie Beers


When we made the card in class, I had made one ladies cards that was sick, and I changed the bee on the beehive to another die cut bee.  I failed to take a photo of that one.  It helps that bee to stand out a bit more.

I used Crushed Curry Ink for the beehive and the background of the sentiment.  I used the Dark Daffodil Delight Blends to color the stripes on the bee.  I have found that these do not bleed up next to the Memento Tuxedo Black where the Stampin’ Write Markers sometimes do bleed a bit of the black.

I used punches for the beehive background and the sentiment layers.  The gold dots are leftover from the Christmastime Suite that was a special release in November.  I love the Gold Dots!!

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you see the cuteness, and the value, of combining these great products.  The Honey Bee Bundle is 41.25.  If you add Crushed Curry Card Stock  for 8.75, you are at exactly 50.00.  You then can choose the Golden Honey Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration FREE!  All of the supplies I used are at the bottom of the page and can be added to your cart with a simple click.  And if your order is below $150.00 , please use the host code I have just below.

If you have any questions, please reach out to me.  I would love to speak with you and help in any way. I hope you will return tomorrow to see the third card from my January Stamp Club.


My January Host Code is X3U7BR2N.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.



The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.


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Kindness for GDP222

I have been trying to figure out a project using the Best Dressed Suite of products.  When I saw the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge #222 the other day, I looked at the the Designer Series Paper, Best Dressed, and had the card in my head.  Sometimes those ideas do not end up as I see them in my head, but this one did!



Here is the sketch my card is based on.


If you have not looked through this gorgeous DSP, I hope you will check it out in the catalog.  It is on page 55 of the Mini Catalog.  The colors are so vibrant.  I have used both sides of one of the sheets of paper on this card.

The die cut I have the sentiment in is the perfume bottle label.  Stampin’ Up! planned wonderfully and had a couple of the sentiments fit inside it.  I added the single flower, which also has a matching die, for some dimension.


  • card base is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Whisper White layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • Bottom DSP layer is 2 1/4 X 4 1/8
  • Top DSP layer is 3 3/4 X 4


The price for the Dressed To Impress Bundle is 47.50.  With a package of Stampin’ Dimensionals, you are a little over the 50.00 needed for a FREE item from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  Enjoy these great products and get another one FREE!

I love all of the coordinating stamps and dies.  Have you seen the flyers regarding some new dies that will be available in February?  I have them showing just below my host code.  They match some of the new stamp sets.  WOOHOO!!  And if you do not have the new catalogs and do not currently have a Demonstrator, please reach out to me.  I will be happy to get the catalogs to you.

Thank you for stopping in today.  I have all of the supplies I used at the bottom of the page.


My January Host Code is X3U7BR2N.  Please use this code for orders under $150.00.  I will have a small perk for those with orders over $50.00.



The list below is the CARRYOVER List.  Items from the Holiday Catalog that will carry over to the 2020 Holiday Catalog.  They will not be orderable between the two catalogs however.


The new Stampin’ Up! Paper Trimmer is here!!







Grateful for InKing Royalty Blog Hop


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by a single word – and this month our projects are centered around GRATEFUL. Thanksgiving is tomorrow, and we are grateful you’ve stopped by. We are excited to share our Thanksgiving-themed or grateful-centered projects with you! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

The card I made is definitely a “grateful” card, but with a more monotone look to it.  My colors came from probably my most favorite designer series paper of all time, The Come To Gather DSP.


Stampin' Up!, Gathering Leaves, Come to gather, Jackie Beers


I have probably used every single piece of this DSP.  Today I paired two that are both of the same tone.  Maybe I misspoke on them being monochromatic.  Whatever they are, I love them!!

I die cut leaves using the Gathering Leaves Dies from Mint Macaron and Pretty Peacock.  The die both embosses and cuts the leaves.  I then added Clear Wink of Stella to the leaves for some sparkle.  I decided to add a touch more and went with the Leaf Punch and punched two leaves using the Mercury Glass Designer Acetate.

The sentiment is from A Big Thank You stamp set and is stamped using Pretty Peacock Ink.  It was then cut with the Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The background sentiment  layer is cut with these dies as well.  The sentiment layer was shortened using the technique of matching up the “stitched lines”.  I completed the card with a Whisper White Baker’s Twine bow.

For me It was very difficult to leave all of that open space.  But I sat on my hands and wouldn’t allow myself to add more!  LOL!!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Brian King at Stamp With Brian. 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. Sue Jackson at Just Peachy Stamping
  3. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  4. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  5. Sheryl Abernathy at Elegant Sentiments
  6. Ann Murray at Murray Stamps Ink
  7. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  8. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  9. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  10. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping  ← YOU ARE HERE



REMINDER:  The time is running out for the Christmastime Is Here suite of products, which includes the Christmas Rose Bundle.  They will be gone after November 30th.



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.