On Stage, Easter Swaps & More

Want to see a bit more about my On Stage experience? We’ll I’ve got a few more photos to share again today and then LOTS of cards too!

If you have been stamping with me awhile you know about my Caring with Cards program that I do at the Clarkesville Library each month on the 3rd Tuesday between 2 and 3 pm. It’s free, you simply stop by and create some cards to donate for the Ronald McDonald House and Holiday for Heroes. Well as you can see we are making a difference!

Deborah and I carried in 720 cards for the Ronald McDonald House on Saturday!!!! How great is that? Stampin’ Up! always offers what we call a Ronald McDonald House stamp set each year – And if you would like to make a difference too you can still purchase the My Hero stamp set (141954/141957). It’s on the Retirement List so it won’t be available too much longer. Stampin Up will donate $3 to the Ronald McDonald House and you’ll receive a wonderful stamp set at the same time. So why not check it out?

Stampin’ Up! gave us a wonderful bag filled with goodies. Notice the color? Well that is our NEW 2017 In Color, Tranquil Tide you see. (I’ll tell you more about the tag and some of the Team gifts I made next week so be sure to stop back by then).

There was a wonderful planner in every bag along with special pens so we can take lots of notes if we desire. LOL! And the tables are always decorated so pretty – check out the NEW 2017 In Color Card stock!  Tranquil Tide, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, Berry Burst and Fresh Fig. Woohoo!!!

Deborah and I had such a nice time  stamping with our friends.

Make n Takes – because you’ve got to stamp right?

Here is our table

How about some swaps now? These cards all have an Easter theme. I especially love this cute little punch art bunny that Robbie did.

And this one using the Basket Bunch stamp set (143186).

Here is another one using the Basket Bunch Bundle (144731) after all who doesn’t love a chocolate bunny?

And finally here are some swaps using the Easter Message stamp set (142984/142987). I really love the images in this set and Tina was sweet enough to  and included the measurements so we can make lots of them easily! LOL.

If you want to make some of these yourself here are the measurements.

Crumb Cake Base: 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″; score at 4 1/4″

Very Vanilla Card stock: 3 3/4″ x 5″

Pear Pizzazz Card stock: 2 3/4″ x 3 3/4″

Watercolor Paper: 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″

Marina Mist: scrap for stamping and die cutting

  1. Stamp the palm image onto the Very Vanilla card stock. Add to card base.
  2. Then layer the Old Olive card stock on top of Very Vanilla.
  3. Stamp the cross image in Black Archival Ink and color with Watercolor Pencils and Aqua Painter. Allow to dry and add to card front.
  4. Stamp sentiment on Marina Mist piece in Rich Razzleberry. Run through the Big Shot using the thinlits die. Use Stampin’ Dimensionals and add to card front.
  5. For more of a pop cut Crumb Cake down to 4″ x 5 1/4″ and place on a Rich Razzleberry card base.

You can find the supply list at the end of this post.

Feeling inspired by this set? Here are some more swaps I’ve received using it.



Stamp Set: Easter Message (142984/142987)

Inks: Basic Black Archival Ink (140931), Old Olive (126953) and Rich Razzleberry Classic Ink (126950)

Paper: Watercolor Paper (122959), Crumb Cake (120953), Marina Mist (119682), Rich Razzleberry (115316), Very Vanilla (101650), and Old Olive Card stock (100702)

Accessories: Aqua Painters (103954), Rose Garden Thinlits Dies (140619) and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)


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Easter Message

Well I’m all settled in Jasper at this weekends retreat in a lovely location at Camp Grandview and am enjoying a nice cup of coffee while I post this morning. I’ll share more about that with you next week. But today I wanted to share this wonderful card that I received from Sandy. It seemed fitting since I’m sitting here with 80 wonderful ladies at a DIY retreat who were kind enough to include me.

This card uses the lovely Falling in Love Designer Series Paper – it’s soft colors and bokeh effect are perfect for all kinds of projects and if you haven’t seen it in person you won’t be disappointed.

Sandy embossed the image in gold and added a touch of our trim along with pearls – the simplicity is beautiful I think. How about you?

Well, I’m off to get my second cup of coffee. LOL – enjoy the day!


Stamp Set: Easter Message (142984/142987)

Inks: VersaMark (102283)

Paper: Falling in Love Designer Series Paper (142788), Blushing Bride (131199) and Very Vanilla Card stock (101650)

Accessories: Layering Ovals Framelits Dies (141706), Very Vanilla 1/2″ Lace Trim (141672) and Pearl Basic Jewels (119247), Gold Embossing Powder (109129), Embossing Buddy (103083) and Heat Tool (129053)


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