Wow! 7 New Sale a Bration Items Added Today!

Well, Surprise Surprise Surprise!   I woke up this morning to find that Stampin’ Up has added 7 new freebies to the Sale-A-Bation offerings.   With the pretty 6×6 glimmer paper sold out and the tin sold out, I guess they wanted to help us in our final ten days.  Don’t forget you have until March 31 to earn free products, demonstrator kit special (2 extra stamp sets) and extra freebies over $250 ($50 free instead of $25!)

To see the new items on a PDF flyer, click HERE

It looks like there are new item numbers for these so be sure to use the numbers on the flyer rather than ones in the catalog.  Choose one of these for every $50 order you place!

Item Number Description
147361 2016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” x 11” Cardstock
147365 Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363 Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364 Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362 Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360 Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356 Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


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The Best things In Life are Sweet…Mojo Monday #488

I needed a little stamping mojo this am so I went over to Mojo Monday sketch challenge blog.   Here was their sketch today:


and here is how it morphed into a card.  I started with the Stampin’ Up designer paper,  Fruit Stand as the main pattern.

Although the paper lists Watermelon Wonder, I went with a bolder Real Red card stock.

I don’t have the coordinating stamp set so I just a strawberry out of the designer paper.

I added a little bit of the fine-tip glue pen since it dries glossy like Crystal Effects does.  (we don’t sell that anymore but this does great with the fine tip)

The stamp set I used for the greeting is in the Occasions catalog, called Suite Sentiments.  I think it is supposed to go with the bakery and ice cream stamps but it works for fruit, too.

My Supply List – click any item to view details in my store. 

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Cool Treats Ideas

*Note:  my used stamp set sale will be going live again this Saturday at 10 am eastern!  Be sure to come to the blog HERE to see the updated items then!

Happy Friday!

I’m busy sorting and cleaning my retired stamps for my sale this Saturday but I wanted to share a little inspiration today.  I’ve been creating with the Cool Treats set for Stamping School this week. (and BTW, those little ‘jimmies’ were quite tricky to get on my sundae but SO cute!)  Tune in on Sunday for the sundae over on Stamping School🙂

A few months back I participated in a swap with our Leader’s group and these four Cool Treats cards were cute but easy to make.   I thought I’d share them today so you can see how fun they would be for birthday cards:

I love how Sandy used the shiny, coordinating specialty paper  with just a single, stamped ice cream cone.  There’s one sheet of the shiny design below and one of shiny cherries.

I think this one is my favorite quick and easy card!

Sandy used the coordinating washi tape across the top and bottom of card and just cut some ovals for the greeting.  The Watermelon Wonder color helps it pop!

Doreen used the Lots of Labels and one strip of washi across the middle.

My favorite on this card was the Sprinkles embellishments:

You can see the details of them here – not your typical ice cream embellies but more like little flowers when you add the pearl to the pink sequin.

Here are a few designs from  Stampin’ Up:

You can find all these goodies in my store – here are the links if you want them for you own collection:

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Distressed Foil Technique and MY Upcoming Stamp Closet Sale….


Hi all!   I forgot to post this card back in January.  It was a pretty card I stamped with some friends when I went back to Florida.  My favorite thing is to “mattify” the silver foil card stock to create a brushed nickel or distressed metal look.


I find that holding the die cut dragonflies in my hand and gently rubbing with a fine grit sanding block is the best way to keep them in one piece.   We used to sell the sanding blocks but now I get them at Sally’s Beauty supply in the nail section.


I used the Stitched circle die to cut a 3″ circle, leaving a flat edge for the side of the card.


I love the Dragonfly Bundle!  Great selection of greetings and pretty font and the bee is nice, too.  (anytime they are not buzzing near me is great:)

See my full supply list at the bottom of the post if you want to add the dragonflies to your own collection.  Remember it’s still Sale a Bration until the end of March…free gift with $50 purchase!  Click here and here to see both brochures of freebies!

Time for some Spring Cleaning! 

If you have been with me a while, you may remember Saturdays here on my blog where I posted my retired stamps for sale each week.  I’ve got a bunch more to find homes for!

I’ll post them at 10 am this Saturday morning (eastern time)  You can come here to the blog at to see the most up to date lists.


My supply list – click on any item to view in my shop:

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An Easy Bookcase Builder Card and NEW Glimmer papers…..

**Today is the day Stampin’ Up added 3 new Sale-A-Bration items freebies!  See bottom of post for details!**

The first time I saw the Bookcase Builder stamp set in the Occasions catalog, I knew it was going to be a favorite of mine.  First, I love books and then just the versatility of this set is a winner.   For those of you that are members on my Stamping School, I did a video recently using this set with a bright, 5 color  wall scheme and it was so fun to do.    With this set you can also go monochromatic and easy with just one color, Early Espresso ink on top of Marina Mist blue card stock:


Here is the full stamp set – you can see there are a TON of possibilities!


I used the Best Badge Punch for the ‘trophy’ wall after I stamped it with the Hardwood stamp set:


Here is another card created by the Stampin’ Up home office:


If you decide you want this set for your own, email me or order online here!


Today is the day!  3 new Sale-A-Bration items are available, free with every $50 order.  ***These are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST so get the glimmer paper quickly!****

glimmer-paper make-a-medallion reverse-words

You can see the 2nd Release Brochure HERE

And if you missed the first release, these items are still available free with every $50 order –Click here to see the original SAB Brochure

Here is a fun video showing the NEW Glimmer Papers that are free with a $50 order:

Thanks for stopping by today!


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So In Love Bridal Shower Invitations…..


We had a bridal shower in the neighborhood for a lovely couple and I was asked to make the invites.   The bundles in the Occasions catalog were just perfect to whip these up quickly.  Seriously, the gorgeous flower-lace die and designer paper does all the work on this card!  It’s a 3 piece thinlit set for $33.  The flower border is around 5-1/4″ long.


The designer paper is gorgeous with soft suede, Sahara Sand and Blushing Bride tones.


I kept the inside simple and stamped a coordinating flower from a stamp set called So In Love in Blushing Bride ink.


One of the talented ladies made a money tree with lights and we hung little 3×3 envelopes all over it. So pretty!


I wanted to make little favors for the bride to be and friends so I found little succulent plants on Amazon, wrapped them in the Falling in Love designer paper.  A few embellishments with our lace doilies and they were ready to go to their new homes!


It was a lovely shower and a great start to a new life together!

By the way, don’t forget there are THREE new Sale a Bration Freebies coming out on February 21st!  Glimmer papers and 2 stamp sets to choose from with every $50 0rder.  I’ll post those here on the 21st.  If you have been ordering from me this year, you will get the supplement in the mail.  (if you need one and you are new here, email me to request one!)

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Music Box Dancer: Beautiful You Stamp Set

The first time I saw this set, I was reminded of a music box I had as a young girl.  It was shiny black, pearl flowers and when I opened it, there was a dancer in a pink dress that popped up and twirled to the music.


That’s what inspired this suspension card using the Beautiful You stamp set. This was one of my displays back in November for the Atlanta On Stage event for SU.  (see my original post here of all the samples 


It’s a larger card, 5×5, so I made a coordinating envelope from the Pop Of Pink designer paper from Stampin’ Up and the Envelope punch board.


I needed a circle big enough for my window so I used my Sliding Star framelit, since it cut a 3-1/2″ hole.  I layered the DSP on the card stock first, then cut the hole.


I aligned the cut hole over my card, traced my circle and then cut the same size hole in the card.


I added some twine with Tear Tape (strong tape!)  and attached 2 stamped circles (about 3-1/4′ size) to each side of the twine string.


For her pink dress, I stamped her on the Pop Of Pink paper and fussy cut her out by hand then glued her dress and hat onto the stamped image.

I hope you give it a try!


Here are the main supplies I used:



Product List

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