Today’s card is another quick and easy card that could have a variety of sentiments attached when needed.  It showcases the gorgeous Frosted Floral Designer Series Paper and the Many Blessings stamp set.


Many Blessings, 147775


This versatile and gorgeous stamp set is inspired by Million Dollar Sales Achiever Ruth Snyder.  It covers Christmas, Fall, and Spring/Summer.  Also, since it is a special set, you can assume it will be carrying over after the Holiday Catalog is completed.  WooHoo!!  I know I will be utilizing it often.  Actually I already have used it several times.

My photograph does not do the DSP justice.  It is a frosted glimmer in gray.  I apologize that it doesn’t really look that way in the picture.  I made the focal point small to optimize the beautiful DSP.  I love this type layout for small and mighty stamps!

I used Stampin’ Up!’s little trick from the Blends video.  I stamped the image in Smoky Slate.  By stamping in a softer color, when you apply your colors it looks like a “no line” picture.  I also used the color lifter on the center of the pot to lighten the color somewhat.  I am not a great blender, but these Stampin’ Up! blends make it so easy.

Thank you very much for stopping by today!  I do really appreciate it.  All of the products I used are listed at the bottom of the page.







Today is the unveiling of the 2018 Holiday Catalog!!  WooHoo!!  And instead of the using a set that you have probably seen numerous cards made from, I went with a more non-holiday set.  The card I have made today is very simple and very flexible.  It can be made in any color and most any sentiment added to it.  In fact, you could make quite a few of these very quickly.  I know it is pretty plain but I believe it is also super cute.


Flourish Filigree, 147870



This stamp set is not quite as noticeable in the Holiday Catalog as all the beautiful Christmas sets.  Please give it a second look.  It also coordinates with the Pretty Label Punch with the sentiments in the set.  I chose to leave it blank.  This way I can add the appropriate sentiment on the inside of the card as needed.

I used the Stamparatus to make this card to insure that I got complete coverage for a somewhat large stamp.  Also I made several cards at the same time.  The Stamparatus is perfect for that as well.

I wanted to have a little bit of Wow!  So I used the Trio Punch to make the little see-through flower in each corner of the main layer.  I love anytime you can see the card stock beneath.

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






Just Breath for InKing Royalty August Blog Hop


Welcome to InKing Royalty’s August Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “Dog Days Are Over.” While we still feel the heat from a long, hot summer, August is a perfect time of year to start planning our Fall-themed cards. The projects in our hop will showcase Autumn, back-to-school and warm colors – you might even see a dog or two! We are excited to share our creations with you today! After you read my post, I hope you’ll hop over to the next person on the list at the base of this post.

I racked my brain for an End of Summer type card and kept coming up blank.  Then I went out to fill the bird feeders and thought of the Blue Sunflower card I did previously.  The light bulb came on!!!  So I did an updated version of that.  You can see the original card HERE.   For the updated version I thought of a big sigh of relief .  School has started back, all the before school and last minute chores are taken care of, and you can just take a breath and relax.  That is  relax for the few minutes before the holiday season begins!


Stampin' Up!, Painted Harvest, Colorful Season, Detailed Dragonfly, Jackie Beers

Painted Harvest, 144783


I played around with different items across the front of this Double Z Fold Card.  I kept coming back to the sentiment from Colorful Season “Just Breathe”.  I love that and it totally described what my idea of the Hop Theme is.  Since it was too large to stamp on the strip running across the front, I fussy cut around the sentiment.  I was pleasantly surprised that I really like how it came out.

Here is a picture of the card opened.


I left the sentiment spot blank.  I felt like there were actually two sentiments and that gives me room to write a short note to the recipient.  But when you make it, feel free to add another sentiment!  As always, the list of supplies I used are at the bottom of the post.






  • The base is 4 1/4 X 11, scored at 2 3/4, and 5 1/2.  Z fold and burnish
  • The Mango pieces are 4 X 5 1/4, 2 @ 2 5/8 X 4
  • The Wood DSP pieces are 3 7/8 X 5 1/8, 1 @ 2 1/2 X 3 7/8, and a white at 2 1/2 X 3 7/8
  • The base strip is 1 X 11, scored at 2 3/4 and 5 1/2. Z folded and burnished
  • The strip pieces are:  Mango: 7/8 X 5 1/8, 2 @ 7/8 X 2 1/2 . DSP is 3/4 X 5, 2 @ 3/4 X 2 3/8


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin. There’s lots of inspiration to be found in this group – and you don’t want to miss it!


  1. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  2. Nina King at InkPaperSequins
  3. Lynn Kolcun at Avery’s Owlery
  4. Rachael Shedeed at Bluebonnet Stampin’
  5. Pam Morris at Tap Tap Stamp
  6. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  7. Shawn de Oliveira at Shawn Stamps
  8. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  9. Linda Krueger at The Stamp Coach
  10. Sheryl Sharp at Sharp Notes by Sheryl
  11. Robbye Hamilton at Miss Hammie’s Crafts
  12. Jackie Beers at Blue Line Stamping
  13. Robin Myren at Songbird Designs by Robin
  14. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie










Love What You Do

Today’s card is perfect for what I am going to be doing later this morning.  Today is the day that Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators get to register for the 30th Anniversary Convention.  WooHoo!!  What is perfect is that I started today’s card without really thinking about that.  The subconscious at work!


Stampin' Up!, Love What You Do, Apron Of Love, Garden Impressions, Jackie Beers

Apron Of Love, 145835

I was thrilled when this Apron Of Love set, with it’s matching Framelits, carried over to the new catalog.  It has so much that can be related to an apron.  To me, it brings back fond memories of an Aunt trying to teach me to cook.  (Unfortunately it did not take!)  I also remember my first Stampin’ Up! party/workshop I attended and the demonstrator wearing the SU apron.  And yes, I do have a SU apron.

I made my apron a stamping apron and you can see the card sticking out of the pocket.  It is paired with the Garden Impressions 6X6 Designer Series Paper.  The colors are gorgeous in this DSP.

Yes, I do Love What I Do!!!  And I hope you are inspired by today’s card.  I have listed all of the supplies at the bottom of the post.  This would have been a perfect card when the last Join Promotion was going on.  Oh Well, it fits with my excitement of registering for OnStage.  I get to hang out and stamp with my fellow demonstrators from around the country, and some from around the world!

Thank you for visiting today.  I greatly appreciate each time you check out my posts.



  • Base is 5 1/2 X 8 folded in half
  • Black is 5 3/8 X 4 1/8
  • DSP is 5 1/4 X 4
  • Small Black is 3 5/8 X 2 3/8
  • White is 3 1/2 X 2 1/4







Price: $110.00




Berry Burst Beautiful You

I have used this wonderful set, Beautiful You, so many times.  But it seems the sentiments and the ladies seem appropriate for the type of card I happen to need or decide to try.  I hope you have tried playing with this wonderful set. Here is my card for today.


Beautiful you, 143637


This lovely Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack was my color inspiration.  It pretty much said that I was going to use Berry Burst!  The only discrepancy is the watercoloring of the lady.  I used the Rich Razzleberry Watercolor Pencil and a Blender Pen.

The lady and the sentiment are both die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits. In that set of framelits you get squares, circles and ovals.  I just adore using those.  The stitching means I do not have to layer another piece under that die cut.  In this case it would have been difficult due to my color choices.  The set of framelits is most definelty a Must Have for your tool kit of dies.

The finishing touches for this card are the Berry Burst Crinkled Seam Binding and the Enamel Shapes (I used a Rich Razzleberry shape again to compliment the Berry Burst).  The Crinkled Seam Binding is a dream to work with.  It is extremely light and maneuverable. The bow came out perfect the first time!

Thank you for visiting today!  The products I used in this card are listed at the bottom of the post and if you click on a picture you will be taken to my OnLine Store.  But don’t leave yet!! Please check out the two specials for the month of July!

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It’s Your Day


This card is a tad unusual, but I love the colors I used.  It is also colored with watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  I am beginning to understand the appeal of people who use the coloring books now to relax.  I would not want to make multiples of this card, but one or two would be quite fine.

The stamp set I used  today is Paisleys and Posies.  This is another one that I used when it first appeared in the Holiday catalog last fall.  I thought it was beautiful, and I still do, but then I have not touched it until today????? I am very happy that it carried over into this new catalog.


Paisleys & Posies, 142196


Even though this card is “different”, I still am very happy with the outcome.  It was basically just  random stamping and some coloring.  If five people did this similar layout with the stamp set, I believe you would have five totally different cards.

My color inspiration for this card came after I began coloring and I chose the two colors I thought would most “POP”.

I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp all of the items on our Shimmery White card stock.  I then colored with the Watercolor Pencils and went over it all with a Blender Pen.  Actually it only took a few minutes to complete.  I love the softness of the watercolor pencils and using a blender pen instead of an Aqua Painter is , at least for me, much easier to control.  I hope you will give it a try if you are new to using the watercolor pencils.

The sentiment is from the Confetti Celebrations stamp set.  I stamped it on a scrap of the Shimmer White card stock and punched it out using the Classic Label Punch.  To make the Old Olive matching layer, I just fussy cut around the original one.  It was pretty easy and I was thrilled with the result.

There are several stamp sets in the new catalog that are perfect for coloring.  I hope you will give this technique a chance.  Please let me know if I can help you at all.

Reminder of the EXTRA Host Rewards through the end of June !!  A great value for a large order or if you would like to host a workshop.  I would love to help you organize a day/night for a friends stamping event.


The supplies I used today are listed below.  You can click on any item and be taken directly to  my ONLINE store.