This is my first card with the Ribbon Of Courage stamp set. There is a bundle with a matching die cut for the ribbon.  This set is Patty Bennett’s Million Dollar Achievement set.  When a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator reaches one million dollars in sales, they get to help create a stamp set.  WOW !!!  I believe this set will touch everyone and be used for every program that has a colored ribbon associated with it.  But enough rambling, here is my card.

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I really love how this card turned out.  The coloring of the ribbon took a few minutes, but I feel was well worth the time.  I colored with Watercolor Pencils and then went over each color with the blender pen.  I am not sure which is the star of the show though.  The ribbon or the Ruffled Embossing folder.  Oh My!  It looks good in the picture but is just beautiful in person.

The Ruffled Embossing Folder is a new item in this catalog.  It is one of the much thicker folders so takes a little different approach when you use it.  Because it gives such dimension to the card stock, you should spritz it with a little bit of water before placing it in the folder.  Once in the folder remember that you need a different “sandwich” for your Big Shot.  You use the Multi-purpose platform, the embossing folder, and a Top cutting pad.  That is all.  You do not have a cutting pad between the platform and the embossing folder when you use these thicker embossing folders.

The ribbon is cut out using the Layering Ovals Thinlit Dies. The Marina Mist layer is cut using the next size of the Layering Oval Dies.  For a little extra zing, I added some Crushed Curry Mini Chevron Ribbon.  I stamped “Courage” from the stamp set and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch.  And for some bling I placed a purple heart from the Regals Enamel Shapes.

I hope you like today’s card.  I very much appreciate your comments.  The June Host Special is still in effect if you would like to host a party or just place an order.  I would be happy to assist you.

The items I used for this card are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken to my Online store.


Crafting Forever

I am playing along with the FabFriday’s color challenge – you can see the other projects HERE

This is the color challenge banner for FabFriday 114:

This is my first post with this wonderful Crafting Forever stamp set.  I think it is so appropriate for any crafter.  And I am sure you know other crafting folks to send a card to.

I used the Baby Wipe Technique again. This time though it is on Glossy White Card Stock, and I just touched it to the card stock.  It is a different look, but one I really like.  I believe it shows off all of the new In Colors.  The Glossy White card stock is an old item that was discontinued a few years ago and now is back.  It is wonderful base for a variety of techniques.


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The 5 new In Colors for 2017-2019

I wanted to make a different background and couldn’t choose a color.  So I thought of the baby wipe technique and managed to use all of them.  I believe this is the first time that I have really liked all the colors in a new set.

The background technique reminds me of my stamp surface after a few hours of playing!  Can anyone relate to that?  It was a fun experiment to try and not as messy as it looks either.  I took a baby wipe and wadded it up then touched it to the ink pad, then to the card stock.  I re-wadded it each time so that I didn’t mess up my ink pads or combine the colors on the card stock.  I think I only used 2 baby wipes though.  I did use all 5 of the new In Colors.  The Powder Pink just doesn’t show up as well in the photo.

The jar of tools was colored with markers and then cut out using the Layering Ovals Thinlits.  And the sentiment, which I thoroughly agree with, was stamped in Tranquil Tide and cut out with the Stitched Shape Thinlits.  Both are raised with our awesome dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by today!  The supplies I used are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my On Line Store.

This Little Piggy

I have been waiting since OnStage for This Little Piggy set.  I have had it for a couple of days and have  made probably a card a day with it!  These little guys are just so cute  🙂



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My Color for today are:


I know the Pink Tourette doesn’t quite look right with Basic Black and Crushed Curry, but what choice did I have for a cute little pig ?  HaHa!!!

Doesn’t that cute face on the piggy bring a smile to you?  All of the pigs in the set are this cute!  The Pick a Pattern DSP helps the young and happy feeling of the card I do believe.  It is so eclectic that it is a perfect background for the cute little focal point.  This DSP is a sleeper in a way.  At first glance it has more child-like designs but when you look at the other side of the paper, at least for me, it was a “WOW” .

There are extra layers to this card, but that could be narrowed down if you didn’t want it to me as heavy. I wanted this to be a really nice card and added the extra background layers to help make it pop.

  • I started with a base of Thick Whisper White
  • The Basic Black layer is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • The Whisper White layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • The DSP layer equals between the two pieces a width of 3 7/8 X 5 1/8
  • The piglet is stamped on Whisper White with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Pink Pirouette marker
  • The grass is done with the Old Olive marker
  • The balloon is stamped in Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White and punched with the Balloon Bouquet punch
  • The edge of the balloon is shaded (it doesn’t show well in the picture) by dragging the Basic Black marker around the outside of the ballon.  It sort of mimics the circles in the DSP.
  • The bow on the balloon is Black and White Baker’s Twine.


I will definitely be posting more Little Piggy cards in the coming weeks. Thank you for stopping by today.  I very much appreciate your comments.

The supplies I used are listed below:  You can click on any item and be taken directly to my On Line Store.


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.


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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.


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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


Thank you for stopping by today!  I love to  hear your comments.  And if you would like to place an order you can click on the card, an item in the supply list, or the “shop” button and be taken directly to my online store.




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 🙂


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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.