Birthday Blast

Bold, colorful and fun! That’s what this card is. The Birthday Blast Bundle can be used for more than birthdays since it contains 2 additional sentiments for any type celebration. And check out the wonderful font used on these  greetings – I love the flowing script in this set.

The Birthday Blast bundle (144715/144716)  isn’t just for pop up cards – you can use the Edgelits in all kinds of ways like Sandy did here. I think it makes a great card front. How about you?


Stamp Set: Birthday Blast (142854/142866)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931) and Crushed Curry Classic Ink (131173)

Paper: Crushed Curry (131199), Emerald Envy (141415) and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Star Blast Edgelits Dies (142763), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246) and Crushed Curry Baker’s Twine (134586)


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Paper Pumpkin – Adorning Arrows

Have you seen the Paper Pumpkin Kit for January 2017?

This kit is positively adorable! And this one makes 24 projects too so it’s a great value.

Take a look at the elusive stamp set – it’s not just for Valentine’s Day.

You can check out the January video to show you this fun kit that is great for all ages!

Here is my alternate idea for the bag – I wanted a bit more room. So I simply cut down on the top flaps to close the bag flat and make it into a little box.

So….. interested? Right now the Paper Pumpkin Prepaid Subscription option is on SALE!

And when you choose to order the 3 month Prepaid Subscription during Sale-a-bration you’ll earn a FREE Sale-a-bration item too!!!

If you’d like the February Paper Pumpkin Kit you’ll want to hurry and get your Prepaid Subscription now so you can set up your account and get the February Kit! You only have until the end of the day February 10th to purchase and enter your Prepaid Code and set up your subscription. Yikes, that’s just 2 more days!

Hint if you love unique card kits…. just sayin’!

Not sure yet? Why not check out this video? You’ll get to see all the wonderful kits from 2016!

When you join the Paper Pumpkin fun  you’ll also receive Stamp with Jini’s Paper Pumpkin Perks – including an exclusive Craft Time to gather and craft with friends each month!

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Dragonfly Dreams & Upcoming Classes

Dragonfly Dreams has been one of the most popular bundles in the Occasions Catalog. And when you see the lovely cards it can make you’ll know why.

This card uses a wonderful watercolor wash background created with our reinkers and Aqua Painter. The simplicity of this card is just wonderful I think.And I fell in love with this background as soon as I saw it – teals and water colored tones are some of my favorite colors so I was thrill when Cara shared with me how she made this background on her swap.  If you would like to see how to create this background too I’ve made a quick video for you.

How to Create a Water Color Wash Background

I’ve also included a supply list for this card at the end of this post.

Love this bundle? Why not check out my Dragonfly Dreams Class below. Not only does the class include this bundle of products, you’ll also get to make 3 wonderful projects; including a technique and fancy fold to get you started. Why not sign up today?


Upcoming Classes


Card Class – February 23rd  10-12 pm or 6-8:30 pm

Paper Pumpkin Craft Time – February 28th  10 am – 12pm

Caring with Cards – Clarkesville Library February 21st  2 – 3 pm

FREE event – come make a difference in some one’s life. Cards are donated to Holiday for Heroes and Ronald McDonald House


Dragonfly Dreams Class: Saturday, March 11th 1 – 3:30 pm Class Fee $66

Class includes stamp set, Thinlits and Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper

RSVP and prepay by Wednesday, February 22nd

For more information on my classes CLICK HERE to see my Calendar of Events

And of course if you’ve ever thought about getting a discount on your Stampin’ Up! products, Sale-a-bration is a great time to join! Why not  see what being a Demonstrator is all about and join the fun! Contact me for more information about my Blue Mountain Stampers Team Meeting- February 7th  1 – 3:30 pm



Stamp Set: Dragonfly Dreams (142924)

Inks: Night of Navy Classic Ink (100867)

Paper: Shimmery White (101910), Bermuda Bay (131197), Night of Navy (100867), and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (142749), Bermuda Bay (131156), Island Indigo (122932),and Dapper Denim Reinkers (141399), Aqua Painters (103954), and Pearls Basic Jewels (119247)

 *Dragonfly Dreams Bundle (144728)

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Swan Lake

Like swans? If so you’re going to like this wonderful little set found in the Occasions Catalog on page 53. This set not only contains charming images, but also has some wonderful sentiments. I was soooo excited when I won this set at On Stage in Atlanta last November after all who can resist the little ducklings? It reminds me of the days when my mother would all take us to Capital Court around Easter to see the decorations and the chicks and ducklings hatch. (If I remember correctly they were in an even bigger decorated egg of all things! Ah, well that was a long time ago…)

So today I’m sharing two cards that I received in my swap using this stamp set. This first card was given to me by Gina. I love the way she used our different patterns from the Brights Collection Paper Stack for this card.

The card swings open to  show you these cute little ducklings and sentiment.

And here is another card also done in Brights, but this time using the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper (141630).

And here a couple more wonderful cards made with our FREE Sale-a-bration stamp sets.

This first one uses the So Very Much stamp set and the Carried Away Designer Series Paper. Deborah cut the little hot air balloons to add to the corner with the Night of Navy Solid Bakers Twine.

And this card for Lorrie uses the elegant set Delicate Details and also uses the Carried Away Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration choices.

It’s a lot of fun to see how the same product, this time Designer Series paper, can be used so many different ways.


Stamp Set: Swan Lake (142974/142977)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931) and Old Olive Classic Ink (126953)

Paper: Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack (138434), Old Olive (100702) and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Watercolor Pencils (141709) and Blender Pen (102645)


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It’s a Perfect Mix & More

Nothing is better than baking and having that wonderful smell of fresh baked goods in the house. I have such wonderful memories of my Grandmother teaching me how to bake when I was young. I fell in love with the process of creativity immediately and of course who doesn’t love the final out come.  So this set Perfect Mix brings fond memories back of my childhood and time with my own children in the kitchen too.

Want to see some wonderful cards made with this set? Here are two that I received in a swap that have very different styles, but I love them both. This first card is from Lianna and has a clean contemporary style – I love the bright cheerful In colors she used.

And this next card from Catie has more of a vintage feel to it. Lots of layering and do you seen the torn edge on the Booms & Bliss Designer Series paper (141654) and the stitching on the circles? The Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372) make that soooo easy.

I just love the sentiment she showcased.

Got a favorite? Let me know which one is yours.

And would you like to see a few more of the Sale-a-bration cards I received? Here are just a few again today using the Tasty Trucks stamp set that you can earn FREE when you place an order of $50 in product.


Stamp Set: Perfect Mix (142930/142993)

Inks: Watermelon Wonder (138323) and Peekaboo Peach Classic Ink (141398)

Paper: Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (141660), Peekaboo Peach (141417), Pear Pizzazz (131201), Watermelon Wonder (138334) and Whisper White Card stock (1007303)

Accessories: 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon (141487), Linen Thread (104199), and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)


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