Make a Cake Birthday Wishes

Make a Cake is a two step stamp set that you can find in the 2013 Catalog is a wonderful image stamp set for all occasion use. Depending on which accent stamps you use to build your cake you can make birthday, wedding, congratulations, etc. The choice is up to you.

Here is a quick card I put together for one of my friend’s daughter who is turning 19. I wanted to give the card a softer spring time feel so I used the Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper and pulled out the softer tones of Crisp Cantaloupe and Bermuda Bay.

Make a Cake birthday Card (1)

Want to see my masculine version of this card? I’ll be sharing it on my face book page Stamp with Jini later today so stop on by and check it out.

Did you know that the Make a Cake stamp set is one of the items on our Weekly Deals? Well it is, so now you can get this great stamp set in Clear at a wonderful deal! Why not check out the rest of the Weekly Deals below and while your there stop by the Clearance Rack  and take a look at the great deals there?

Then stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing another of my projects using items from the Weekly Deals list.


Stamp Set: Make a Cake (132036/126742),  Itty Bitty Banners (132022/126257)

Inks: Crisp Cantaloupe (131176) and Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Pad (126860)

Paper: Birthday Basics Designer Series Paper (130145), Crisp Cantaloupe (130021), Bermuda Bay (131197), and Very Vanilla Card Stock (101650)

Accessories: Bitty Banner Framelits (129267) and Labels Collection Framelits (125598)

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Weekly Deals

Weekly Deals April 8 2014

Clearance Rack (while supplies last)


Language of Love

What do you do when it cold or rainy outside? And it’s been that way a lot here in North Georgia – it’s winter after all. I don’t tend to get cabin fever like the rest of my family – for some reason this type of weather makes me want to bake!

blueberry buckle

Yep, I said bake. I love the way it warms up the house and enjoy smelling all those wonderful aromas as I bake. Not that my family complains – they’ve got a freezer full of goodies now.

So today I thought I would share with you one of our favorite recipes for coffee cake that uses the blueberries from the yard. Blueberries are soooo easy to grow and once they get going they give you LOTS of berries.

Freezing the extras is really easy too. Just rinse them off, lay them out on a cookie sheet, dry and pop them in the freezer. (This lets them freeze individually so that you can just pull a few out at a time.) Then place them into bags or containers. I’ll find my containers partially emptied at times, since Larry and our kids love snitching from the containers LOL. A little taste of summer year round!

blueberry buckle piece

Blueberry Buckle


½ c. brown sugar

1/3 c. flour

½ tsp. cinnamon

¼ c. butter, softened

Mix topping ingredients together and set aside until batter is finished.


2 c. flour

2 tsp. baking powder

½ tsp. salt

¾ c. sugar

¼ c. shortening

1 egg

½ c. milk

2 c. (1 pint) blueberries, washed and drained

Mix together sugar, shortening and egg. Stir in milk. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; add to shortening mix. Fold in blueberries. Spread batter in greased and floured 8×8 inch pan. Sprinkle with topping. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 – 50 minutes.

Fresh blueberries are best, however you can use frozen. If frozen, do not rinse, as they will turn batter blue – just gently turn into the batter. A few extra minutes may be needed for bake time when using frozen berries. Just check for doneness with a tooth pick.

You can see one of our favorite recipes for fresh blueberries that I share with you last summer by clicking HERE.

Anyhow you want to see the Language of Love stamping project, right?

Here is a card that I received during Leadership that uses the Language of Love and So Very Grateful stamps sets from the Occasions Catalog. Karin shows another way to use the Language of Love stamp set to create a thank you card – it’s clearly not just for Valentine’s Day.

Language of Love Leadership Swap

I am hoping you can see it – but there is a torn edge on the floral pattern of designer series paper that adds interest and texture to this card.


Stamp Set: Language of Love (133074/133077) and So Very Grateful (133050/133053)

Inks: Real Red (126949) and Coastal Cabana (1331175)

Paper: Fresh Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (132996), Real Red (102482), Coastal Cabana (131297), and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: Full Heart Punch (119883), Small Heart Punch (19883), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267), and Rhinestones Basic Jewels (119246)

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Circle Monogram Stamps Demo Banner Image

Now you can say it your way! You’re going to love these NEW Circle Monogram Stamps (132852)

Circle Monogram Stamp image

With our personalized stamps you can create a cool address label or even use it for everything from marking your territory on books or other belonging, to having a fun way to give a personalized touch to gifts and goodies.

Leadership Circle Monogram Stamps screen image

Here are just a few customization ideas (for you or for the perfect gift).

  • Address stamp
  • Thank you
  • From the classroom of (for a teacher gift)
  • From the kitchen of
  • Made with love
  • This book belongs to
  • From the desk of
  • Just married
  • Save the date
  • New Baby

What ways can you think of?

Circle Monogram Stamps Flyer image

Click HERE to see a flyer with more information

Click HERE to see it on my Online Store

This stamp is only available in photopolymer and coordinates with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch (119860). Clear Block B (117147) is recommended for the Circle Monogram Stamps.

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Clearance Rack (while supplies last)

Weekly Deals (Special ends February 10th, 2014 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Paper Pumpkin Special (Free 2012-2014 In Color Markers when you join now through February 10th, 2014)

2014 SAB FREE Event-baner

Don’t forget to RSVP for Sale-a-bration Saturday – Click HERE to see a flyer with details

Itty Bitty Banners Thank You

I needed some thank you cards and thought it would be fun to use my Build a Banner Simply Created Kit to make them since I love the polka dot stencil. And for some reason it just seemed natural to use the Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set for the sentiment. I really like the soft look of this card and hope my friend does too when she receives it.

Itty Bitty Banner

So what do you think? Would you like to know how I made this card? It’s quick and simple to do – and I’ve made a video tutorial just for you. So why not watch my Creating Cards with the Build a Banner Kit #2 Video Tutorial below.

Ready to start making your own cards using the Build a Banner Kit? They are so quick and easy and the choices are endless. You can see another card and video that I made earlier using a different technique to create cards with the Build a Banner Simply Created Kit by clicking HERE.

Which one did you like better? Leave me a comment below and let me know what you think.


Stamp Set: Itty Bitty Banners (132022/126257)

Ink: Bermuda Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Pad (126860) and White StazOn Pad & Refill (106960)

Cardstock: Midnight Muse (126843) and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: Build a Banner Simply Created Kit (133507), Big Shot (113439), Itty Banner Framelits (129267), Whisper White ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126877), White Tea Lace Doilies (129399), Sponge Daubers (102892), and Glue Dots (103683)

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Use Hostess Code AJZK6FWH when placing your order and your name will be entered into my Mystery Hostess Drawing. This Hostess Code AJZK6FWH will be good through Monday, November 25th

Weekly Deals Banner Image

NEW Weekly Deals

Check out this weeks new great deals – there is something for everyone!

1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon #132140

Burlap Ribbon

Extra Large Gift Box #132147

Extra Large Gift Box

Gift Bow Bigz Die #129977

Gift Bow Die

Mini Muslin Bags #132180

Mini Muslin Bags

Orchard Harvest Swatchbook Template #128137

orchard-harvest MDS

Real Red Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit #132161

Simply Created Goody Gear Real Red

Pumpkin Pie Goodie Gear Simply Created Kit #132792

Simply Created Goody Gear Pumpkin Pie

Witches’ Brew Designer Series Paper #132185

Witches Brew DSP

NEW Festive Flurry Ornament Kit


Add a little festive flare to your holiday decorating with the NEW Festive Flurry Ornament Kit #135813

The kit includes everything you need (minus adhesive) to create 10 snowflakes including

  • 10 feet of Soft Sky Ribbon
  • Printed cardstock – die cut and scored, ready to be assembled (Soft Sky, Crumb Cake, Whisper White Card Stock and Silver Glimmer Paper)
  • Large Rhinestone Basic Jewels (40)

These are only available while supplies last so contact me today.

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Holiday Tag It Bundles (Offer ends November 19th, 2013)

Weekly Deals (Special ends November 18, 2013 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

My Digital Studio 30% Off Sale (Sale ends November 30, 2013 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

Festive Flurry Ornament Kit (while supplies last)