Easter Blessings

Easter is this weekend and it is early this year so I was looking for a quick and easy card to send out since I’m running behind. Are you behind too? A mom thing I guess since I’ve spent this week dealing with doctors and my daughters chest pain that has flared up again.

So I found this great Easter Blessings card among my swaps from Leadership. Isn’t it great. I love the texture created with the Perfect Polka Dots and Elegant Lines Embossing Folders along with the little bit of bling. And since Easter Blessings uses such a great font and is a single stamp that you can find in the Spring Catalog it makes a quick focal point for you card too.

Easter Blessings Leadership swap 2013 Shari Caspers


Stamp Set: Easter Blessings (item 129183)

Inks: Perfect Plum

Paper: Perfect Plum and Whisper White card stock

Accessories: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots (item 117335) and  Elegant Lines (item 119277) Embossing Folders, Apothecary Accent (item 127003) and Ovals Collection (item 129381) Framelits, Perfect Plum 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (item 122987) and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 119246)

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Fun & Flirty Paper Doily Skirts

Have you seen the NEW Pop ‘n Cuts die in the Spring Catalog? Well if you loved to play dress up when you were little or if you played with paper dolls you’re going to love this group of coordinating products!

Here is a card I made for my Team Meeting using the Pop ‘n Cuts Die (item 130099) and Dress Form (item 130100). I used our Full Heart Punch for the bodice and would you believe I used one of our Paper Doilies (item 129399) to create the skirt? Well I did!

Fun & Flirty Doily Skirt (1)

I had such a great time creating this project that I thought I would share how I created this skirt with you too. After a lot of trial an error here is what I finally came up with.

So here is my latest video – The Fun & Flirty Doily Skirt Tutorial

And if you were wondering how I decorated the outside – here is a photo of the outside of the card. Don’t you love the way that the NEW Pop ‘n Cuts die is designed so that it “seals” itself?

Fun & Flirty Doily Skirt (2)

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Stamp Set: Feel Goods (item 129681/129684)

Inks: Versa Mark

Paper: Floral District Designer Series Paper (item 126919), Daffodil Delight, Rose Red and Baja Breeze, Whisper White Card Stock

Accessories: Full Heart Punch (119883), Stampin’ Write Markers, Decorative Label Punch (item 120907), Pop Up Posies Designer Kit (item 131395), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (item 119246), Paper Doilies (item 129399), Daffodil Delight Seam Binding (item 125583) and 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon (item 119254), Big Shot, Card Base Pop ‘n Cuts (item 130099), Dress Form Pop ‘n Cuts (item 130100) and Dress Up Framelits Die (item 130101)

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Wonderful Birthday Wishes

Yesterday was my birthday and I was so blessed by all the birthday wishes sent my way.  I have such talented stamping buddies and friends that I wanted to share with you some of the cards that I received.

Birthday cards 2013 (2) Birthday cards 2013 (3) Birthday cards 2013 (4)

Birthday cards 2013 (1)

Thank you everyone for thinking about me and sending me such wonderful hand crafted cards.

Aren’t they all great?

NEW Adding Color Paper Doilies Video

Feel Goods

Do you love the Paper Doilies (item 129399) in the Spring Catalog like I do? I think they are a lot of fun to work with and since you get 24 in a package you can do so many things with them. When I saw the Paper Doilies in the Spring Catalog they quickly caught my attention since they reminded me of my Grandma who was always crocheting. Do you remember those doilies that were always on the arms of the furniture and under things on tables growing up? Oops maybe I’m dating myself….

Anyhow today I’m going to share with you my latest video, Adding Color to Paper Doilies. Why not check it out –it’s just one of the fun ways you can customize these great little Paper Doilies.

Want to make one of these cards for yourself? Well you can, just click HERE for a FREE PDF Tutorial with measurements and directions just for you. Give it a try – I’m sure you’ll have as much fun adding color to your Paper Doilies too!

Warning – Adding Color to Paper Doilies is so much fun it can be addictive!

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Fancy Favor for Hostess Appreciation

Yesterday I told you would share the little gifts I made for my Hostess Appreciation Brunch – I like the way they turned out and seemed to be a hit with everyone. What can I say chocolate is always a hit!Hostess Appreciation Fancy Favor Box

It’s a cute little Fancy Favor Box I made using our FREE Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper filled with chocolate and coordinating card stock basket shreds.  Of course, when you use the Big Shot and our Fancy Favor Die (item 115965) it’s quick and easy to make a batch of these up for any occasion.

Did you know you can make your own basket shreds to coordinate with your projects? It’s easy all you need is some card stock and your paper shredder! It’s a tip I picked up during Leadership Conference – What a great way to use those smaller pieces of card stock you have sitting around.


Stamp Set: Friendly Phrases (item 126149/126151)

Paper: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Baja Breeze, and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor Die (item 115965), 7/8″ and 1 ¼” Scallop Circle (item 129404/127811) Punches, Bitty Buttons (item 118761), Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Tangerine Tango, and Island Indigo Stampin’ Write Markers

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Feeling Sentimental?

Do you love the Feeling Sentimental Stamp Set that you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-bration the way I do? There are just so many great things you can do with the images and they appeal to all ages.

Here is a great card that I received in a swap during Leadership from Margie Slyck.  I love the colors she chose to make this card – how about you?

Leadership swap  Margie Slyck


Stamp Set: Feeling Sentimental (item 129627/129630)

Inks: Baja Breeze

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Argyle Embossing Folder (item 127750), and Stampin’ Sponges

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A Perfect Day for Vintage Verses

Have you ever had one of those days? We’ll I’ve just spent the morning putting up 8 heads of cabbage that my son Johnathan grew in his garden. I’ve got to say that I was impressed when he picked them earlier because they were so large and was looking forward to using our favorite recipe when I put it up.  Since they’ve been sitting in my frig taking up so much room I decided I had better do something with them, right? Well fast forward a bit – to make a long story short I should have paid more attention to what I was doing!

After cooking up over half of the cabbage I realized I was using ground mustard instead of ground ginger to season the cabbage with! Thankfully my little oops didn’t turn out so bad, and actually my husband might even enjoy it – since now the cabbage has a bit of a kick to it!  However, I’ll be paying more attention as I make the rest of the batches up the right way.

So all this got me to thinking of a card that I made at Leadership using the Vintage Verses Stamp Set (item 129633/129636) that is currently available as a FREE Sale-a-bration item. I thought the verse was appropriate for today.

Leadership 2013Shoebox Swap Jeannette Swain


Stamp Set: Vintage Verses Stamp Set (item 129633/129636)

Inks: Rich Razzleberry

Paper: Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper (item 127540), Summer Starfruit, Rich Razzleberry, and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Sweet Buttons Embosslits (item 121813), Labels Collection Framelits (item 125598), Fancy Fan Embossing Folder (item 127751), and Linen Thread (item 104199) 

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Love You with Seasonal Sayings

Seasonal Sayings is a great stamp set to have on hand because its sentiments cover so many different occasions. Cindy used this “Love You” image to create this great card for Valentine’s Day or just to tell someone you love them.

Seasonal Sayings

I really like all the texture the card has on it so I hope my picture does it justice.


Stamp Set: Seasonal Sayings (item 128006 w/ 128009 cm)

Inks: Soft Suede

Paper: Crumb Cake, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron and Pink Pirouette

Accessories: Big Shot, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Fashionable Hearts Embosslit, 3/16″ Corner Punch, and Petal Card Double Punch

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Holiday Frame Embossing Folder

I love our Holiday Frame Embossing Folder in the Holiday Catalog.  It makes a great card front. Here are two quick and easy cards that I received in a swap.

This first card from Carol Gatton uses the Joyous Celebrations stamp set and Dazzling Details on the Holiday Frame Embossing folder. Can you see the glimmer?

Holiday Frame

Colleen Dewey gave me this next card I love the “bling” that the Champaign Glimmer Paper gives it! Do you love our Champaign Glimmer Paper (item #127885 $4.95) in the Holiday Catalog? I know I do and it’s a great addition to the Red (item #121790) and Silver Glimmer (item #124005) Papers from our 2012 Catalog (page 160).

Remember items in our Holiday Catalog are only available for a limited time. So why not get your favorite Holiday Catalog items now before its too late. Items are only available until January 2nd.

Holiday Frame


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Gingerbread Cookies – mmm

I’ve had a slow start with my baking this year due to some family emergencies. But I’m happy to say that now my daughter has gotten her CT I’m ready to get in the kitchen and distress while I wait to hear the results.

While I’m cranking the tunes and baking I thought I would share this fun gingerbread card. I’m sorry to say that the demo who gave this to me didn’t include her name.


Stamp Set: Scentsational Season

Inks:  Early Espresso, Gumball Green

Paper: Be of Good Cheer DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green and Whisper White

Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square Die, Holiday Collection Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Jewelry Tag Punch, Owl Builder Punch and Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Paper Piercer and Stampin’ Pierce Mat

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