Happiness is anytime spent with friends, at least to me anyway.  So today’s card is a simple stamping ,#SimpleStamping, as Sara mentioned several times at OnStage.  What makes this one seem so easy is the photopolymer stamp set Coffee Cafe.  It is a favorite of mine that I hope stays around for quite some time.


Stampin' UP!, Jackie Beers, Coffee Cafe, #SimpleStamping, Festive Farmhouse

Coffee Cafe, 143677


As I mentioned above, the photopolymer stamp set is so easy to line up the sentiment inside the cup outline.  And it is just as easy to add the dollop of whipped topping on top.  Yes, I realize this is more a dessert than a cup of coffee!!  Isn’t that the best kind?

I tied together the Coffee Cafe stamp set from the annual catalog with a designer series paper from the Holiday catalog.  I love mixing products.  Also, all of the stamping is from the single stamp set.  Sometimes I wonder if I confuse customers with multiple stamp sets.  I like to occasionally show a “one stamp set” type card.

The picture doesn’t really do the heart in the center of coffee very clearly.  I punched a Cherry Cobbler heart using the Cookie Cutter punch.  I believe it is very fitting to match the hearts I added in the whipped topping.

Thank you very much for visiting today.  I hope you enjoyed this quick #SimpleStamping card.  Please come back tomorrow for a new project.  As always, the complete supply list is at the bottom of the post.

One more thing……If you are interested in the Stamparatus carry bag, it is listed further down, you can begin ordering soon.  I recommend ordering as soon as it is available as it is while supplies last.

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Candy Cane Christmas

Today’s card is a quick and easy one.  I think it will bring a smile to your face though.  Who doesn’t like Candy Canes at Christmas?  It is part of the tradition.  And I paired this with the Swirls and Curls Embossing Folder.  Oh My!  I do not know why I have not used this previously.  It is so festive.


Candy Cane Season, 147692


I was happy with my #SimpleStamping card.  And once again , the photopolymer stamp made the lining up of the candy canes super easy to do.   I borrowed the Merry Christmas from the Host Rewards stamp set Hung With Care.  The two stamps were just perfect and all the card needed.

Thank you for checking on my project today.  I hope you liked it and can use this simple layout for a card of your own.  I hope you will check back on Monday for another project.


  • base card of Garden  Green is 4 1/2 X 11
  • whisper white layer is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • real red layer is 4 X 5 1/4
  • small Garden Green is 3 7/8 X 1 7/8
  • Small Whisper White is 3 3/4 X 1 3/4



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Alpine Christmas

I hope you enjoyed yesterday’s InKing Royalty Blog Hop!  I am amazed at the wonderful projects we see each month.  Thank you for Hopping Along with us.

For today’s card, I am back to Christmas.  I love the rustic, country, warm and cozy feeling this card gives me.  Hopefully you will get some of those feelings as well.  It reminds me of childhood Christmas cards.


Stampin' Up!, Alpine Adventure, Farmhouse DSP, Jackie Beers

Alpine Adventure, 147742


The Alpine Adventure has matching dies, but I did not use them on this card.  I was going for a more simple look.  I did add the Corrugated Embossing Folder, a 2″ piece, behind my sled of gifts.  And please forgive my bells attached to the sentiment.  They did not show up very well, so I went over them with the Black Stampin’ Write Marker.  Now they almost show up too much!  I never know when to leave it well enough alone.

The Alpine stamp set is photopolymer which made the lining up of the gifts on the sled super easy.  And what’s not to love about the Festive Farmhouse Designer Series Paper.  That plaid is perfect for so many projects.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  I really appreciate it.  Please come back tomorrow for another new project.




  • Base card is 4 1/4 X 11
  • Black is 4 1/8 X 5 3/8
  • DSP is 4 X 5 1/4
  • Corrugated piece is 2 X 5
  • Sled layer is 3 3/4 X 2 7/8, and 3 5/8 X 2 3/4



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Price: $110.00




InKing Royalty November Blog Hop



Welcome to InKing Royalty’s November Blog Hop! This year’s Blog Hop themes are inspired by popular songs – this month’s song is “We are Family.” As you might guess, our Blog Hop today is filled with projects that are inspired by family – we have a wide variety of projects today! 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 have created a gift card holder that is simple and a bit different than my normal ones.  For this one, I got the idea from a swap I received in Orlando that held a candy bar.  You can be sure that I will be sharing one of those with you in the near future as well!!  But today, I have a simple gift card holder that is made for  a birthday instead of holiday.


Stampin' Up!, Healing Hugs, Picture Perfect Birthday, Tea Room, Jackie Beers

Healing Hugs, 146530


And here is the inside.



The gift card attaches to the backside of the “Treat Yourself” piece with a couple of glue dots.  I realize you cannot see the ribbon behind the front layer.  I punched through the front and back, at the same time, using the Detailed Trio Punch.  The ribbon is then pushed through front to back and the insert pushes the ribbon down into the card.

I loved this when I saw it pull out a candy bar.  Who Wouldn’t !!!  And I immediately thought of the gift card as an alternative.  I am not the mathematical wizard the my friend Julie DiMatteo (The Paper Pixie) is, but I finally got the measurements figured out to hold the card.  I was so proud 🙂

I have got all of the measurements listed below for you.  I hope you like this idea and will give it a try.  Please let me know if you have any questions.  Thank you for visiting my blog today!  I greatly appreciate it.




  • DSP is 5 X 5 1/2
  • On the 5″ side, score at 1″
  • One the 5 1/2″ side, score at 1 1/4, 3 3/4, 4 3/4,
  • Cut off the bottom tabs created by the 1″ score, except for the center one. That is the front of your holder.  Add Tear & Tape down the narrow scored piece and fold together.  Then add tape and fold up the one flap.
  • Punch through both layers of the holder with the Detailed Trio Punch.
  • Ribbon is 14″
  • Insert is 2 1/4″ X 3 3/4″
  • Front panel is 3 7/8 X 1 7/8 and 3 3/4 X 1 3/4


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you’ll hop along to the next stop on the blog hop, Jennifer Spiller at Westside Paper Creations. 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:

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Merry Christmas To All

First let me highlight the Extravaganza Sale!  Today begins the Tools and Inks portion.  Now is the great time to stock up on Ink Pads, Marker, Stampin’ Blends, as well as trimmer blades, a new trimmer, or one of my favorite- the Simply Scored!!  Click Here for today’s link.


Ok, now to today’s gorgeous card.  This is a fun card to make because it involves embossing!  I know some of you may be a bit intimidated by embossing.  I know I was in the beginning.  Trust me, the more you do it, the more comfortable you become.  Just always remember your Embossing Buddy.  It is named that for a reason!!  And I always keep a small little detail paint brush around as well.


Stampin' Up!, Merry Christmas To All, Farmhouse DSP, Layering Ovals, Banner Triple Punch, Jackie Beers

Merry Christmas To All, 147702


I love the simple elegance of this card.  And thankfully the gold foil does the work to make it elegant, because I definitely am not!!  Besides the gold foil, the Festive Farmhouse DSP is perfect to pair with the Mossy Meadow and Cherry Cobbler colors.

I cut out the sentiment with  the layering ovals dies for a different shape on the card.  The foil is cut with the Banner Triple Punch.  And that is all it took.  I love simple!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  I greatly appreciate it.  Please come back tomorrow for the December InKing Royalty Blog Hop!  You will find a lot of inspirations from my fellow Royals.




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Price: $110.00




OnStage Case card

Before I get to today’s post, remember this is the final day of the Online Extravaganza for stamp sets!  If there is a set you have been waiting on, now is the time to get it.  Tomorrow begins the Tools and Ink portion of the sale.  Here is the link for today and the stamps.  CLICK HERE


And now to today’s post.  At On Stage in Orlando, we got to do a couple of Make ‘N Take cards each day at lunch.  Today’s card is one of those.  I love the layout, and see myself using this often.  Feel free to use it yourself!!


Bloom By Bloom, 148820


I love these vibrant colors!  I hope you do as well.  All of this is new items in the upcoming 2019 Occasions Catalog.  So I guess this is a Sneak Peek for you.  I am sorry that you cannot order it right now.

The card base is a new item.  There are regular size cards and note cards in this gorgeous Blueberry Bushel.  They come with matching envelopes that are white with a blue and white stripe on the flap.  I cannot wait to get a bunch of those in my hands.  The rest of the items are new as well, with the exception of the sentiment.  I did not stamp at On Stage, I just brought the  little pieces home.  So I used the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set for the sentiment.  Hint…it is a great set to have on hand, and even better at 10% off!!!!

One way to get these items before January is to join my team!  I would love to have you as part of my Blue Line Stampers Team.  We are allowed to pre-order for the new products a month ahead of time.  It is one of the great bonuses of joining Stampin’ Up! .  If you are interested or just have a few questions about joining, please reach out to me.  I would love to talk with you.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please return tomorrow for a new Christmas card and a new 2 Day sale on Tools and Inks.  Woohoo!!

I have added the supplies at the bottom of the post.  Unfortunately anything that is new in the Occasions Catalog coming up, I do not have a graph of.  Sorry!!


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Extravaganza Sale

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving Day yesterday.  I stayed home, stuffed myself and for the first time ever I put my Christmas tree up.  It was a nice relaxing day.  Today I do not have a card, just the beginning of the AWESOME On-Line Extravaganza Sale!!!  Woohoo!!

I have a link posted that will take you to my online store and to the items that are on sale today and tomorrow.  Remember it works in two day increments.  Today and Saturday are the Paper and Embellishments.  Sunday and Monday are the stamps and kits.  And finally Tuesday and Wednesday are the Tools and Inks.  So make your lists and get ready to shop!!

NOTE: The links for Sunday/Monday and Tuesday/Wednesday will not work until those days.  They will be added again, along with my regular posts.  I thought I would include them now and you can bookmark this page.

There are a few limitations to the sale:

  • Promotion includes items from the 2018–2019 annual catalog only.
  • While discounts will be available for most items, some exclusions apply. These non-discounted items include—but are not limited to—the following products:
    • Host stamp sets
    • Paper Pumpkin (prepaids, monthly subscriptions, past kits/refills)
    • Big Shot
    • Stamparatus
  • Bundles will not receive additional discounts during this promotion.


November 23 and 24:


  • Bags
  • Brads and Buttons
  • Cards and Envelopes
  • Cardstock
  • Designer Series Paper
  • Embossing material
  • Glitter
  • Ribbons
  • Twine
  • Specialty Paper
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape

Here is the link to get to my Online Store.  Simply click HERE

November 25–26


  • Stamp sets (clear-mount, wood-mount, and photopolymer)
  • Project kits
  • Card kits
  • Kit refills
  • Memories & More
  • Punch box kits

The link is HERE

November 27–28


  • Adhesives
  • Applicators
  • Cleaners
  • Cutting tools
  • Embossing folders
  • Framelits and thinlits
  • Ink Pads
  • Ink refills
  • Markers
  • Punches
  • Scoring Tools
  • Stamp blocks and cases

The link is HERE

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I wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving today!  Spending time with those we love are , at least for me, the best part of the day.  So wishes for a day of happiness, as well as Thanksgiving, to you all.

My card today is a quick and simple stamping card, #simplestamping.  This was a challenge from Sara Douglass at the Stampin’ Up! OnStage event.  She challenged us to do more Simple Stamping.  I think I do that pretty much all the time.


Stampin' Up!, Falling For Leaves, Wishing you Well, Jackie Beers

Falling For Leaves, 147680


The beauty of this card is from the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper. I hate that it is out of stock.  But I paired it with an unexpected soft color of Mint Macaron.

The only thing I did a little bit different here is the Cajun Craze curved branch.  This is from the Falling For Leaves stamp set and is a straight piece.  Since it is in photopolymer though, I can slightly curve it.  I wanted to add it to the wreath and curving it as I placed it on the clear block worked perfectly.

Thank you very much for stopping by today.  I very much appreciate it and hope to see you tomorrow.  I hope you have a great day doing whatever you love!



Don’t forget the upcoming sale!!!!   I will have all of the updates on my blog tomorrow.


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Poinsettia Christmas

Today’s card is using one of my favorite stamp sets from the Holiday Catalog.  I have used it several times and have mentioned that I feel it is a “sleeper” set.  Have you figured out which set it is?  It is the Timeless Tidings set.  I do not see very many cards made with this set.  For the price point, I think it should be snatched up quickly!!


Timeless Tidings, 148936


This is another quick and easy card.  I have made a few for my Christmas Card stash and just colored them while I watch television at night.

The base is the Thick Whisper White card stock and then layers to show off the beautiful DSP.  I stamped the flower and mistletoe with Memento Tuxedo Ink and then colored them with Stampin’ Blends in Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler, and Daffodil Delight.  The sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce.

Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you have all of your Thanksgiving plans near completion so you can enjoy your day.  I will have a quick card you can peruse over our morning caffeine. 🙂



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Be Jolly for GDP165

I have another of the adorable snowmen for the Global Design Project color challenge.  The challenge is for Merry Merlot, Tranquil Tide , and Crumb Cake.  Well who would not love that mix of colors????  I use them regularly.  And especially with the Joyous Noel Designer Series Paper.  So here is my Jolly Snowman.


Stampin' Up!, Spirited Snowmen, Candy Cane Season, Jackie Beers

Spirited Snowmen, 148072




My card is one that any level stamper could quickly duplicate.  I stamped the snowman with Memento Tuxedo Ink and then colored him with the above colors.  The only addition is Pumpkin Pie for his nose and pool party to give some depth to his “snow”.  A little swipe is all it takes for that.

The gorgeous ribbon is the reversible Merry Merlot / Copper ribbon in the Holiday Catalog.  It is so pretty. I did twist the ribbon in making the knot so that only the Merlot side showed.  I then adhered the sentiment with a row of glue dots.  As I said, easy peasy!!!

Thank you for visiting today!  I greatly appreciate it.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another quick and easy project.


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