Soft & Sweet Sugarplum Penned & Painted

Love the NEW In Color Sweet Sugarplum? If so then you’re going to love these two swaps I received using the Penned & Painted stamp set (141938)

This first card from Linda packs a wow with the special fold and the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.

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Open it and you get a pleasant surprise!

Penned & Painted SC Swap AC 2016 (1)

Penned & Painted SC Swap AC 2016 (2)

And here is a clean and simply card that Cathy gave me using not only the Penned & Painted stamp set but also the Thoughtful Banners stamp set (141614) and Duet Banner Punch (141483) that are available in a money saving bundle (142330)

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Stamp Set: Penned & Painted (141938) and Friendly Wishes (138698/139579)

Inks: Rich Razzleberry (126950) and Blushing Bride Classic ink (131172)

Paper: Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (141654), Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper (140550), Rich Razzleberry (115316) and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Layering Circles Framelits Dies (141705), Petal Burst Embossing Folder (141493), Mint Macaron 3/8″ Shear Linen Ribbon (141656), Perfect White Accents (138416), Mini treat Bag Thinlits Dies (137547), and Petite Petals Punch (133322)


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When you use the Hostess Code – I’ll send you this wonderful Color Combination Chart PDF which I created. This Gift includes a chart for ALL the Subtles and Brights! That’s 140 color combinations!!!

It’s my way of saying thank you for choosing me as your Demonstrator!!!

Color Combination Charts


Exclusive Thoughtful Branches Stamp Set & Framelits Dies available while supplies last!


Goodbye Button Buddies

Today is Tuesday and you know what that means – NEW Digital Downloads, yippie! Today Stampin’ Up! has released 3 NEW downloads, so you’ll want to check them out.

Family Spotlight Ensemble (item 134508)

Family Spotlight

Family Spotlight Photobook (item 134596)

Family Spotlight

and for home décor Potluck Frameables (item 134694), what fun right?

potluck frameable

If you’re interested in learning about My Digital Studio why not contact me? I’d love to talk with you about it and of course your always to check out my Calendar of Events. I hold a Introduction to My Digital Studio Class every month. Click HERE to see my calendar of events.

And now here is the card that I mentioned yesterday I would share with you from the Retirement Party on Sunday. It uses a two great stamp sets that are retiring on June 3rd, Button Buddies (item 122735/122737) and Friendly Phrases (item 126149/126151).

Button Buddies Retirment Party

This is a quick and easy card to make that is colorful and fun. Everyone seemed to enjoy making it for one of the two make n takes on Sunday afternoon during my Retirement Party. It was fun to see all the combinations of colors everyone came up with for their flowers, since everyone was able to personalize it to suit their tastes.

I’ll be sharing another project from the party on Wednesday so be sure to stop back by.


Stamp Set: Button Buddies (item 122735/122737) and Friendly Phrases (item 126149/126151)

Inks: Lucky Limeade (item 126984) and Jet Black StazOn (item 101406)

Paper: Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper (item 125409)

Accessories: Brights Designer Buttons (item 119747), 1 3/8″ Square Punch (item 119877), and Glue Dots

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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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Happy Day!

I’m so tickled to tell you that a card of mine from last year was chosen recently to be part of a two page spread celebrating cards from Blogs around the World. It’s the first time I’ve been published and you can see it in the January 2013 issue of the Paper Craft Inspiration Magazine – I’m so excited!

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Here’s my card shown on the two page feature

Published -papercraft inspiration layout

Would you like to see my original blog post Patio Party Pinwheel from August 13th that this card was featured in? Why not click HERE.

If you would like to get a copy of the this FREE tutorial that I mentioned in my August Patio Party Pinwheel post for yourself – It’s easy just leave me a comment on this post, or sign up for my Newsletter and I’ll be happy to email you a copy so you can make your own Pinwheels!

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Betsy’s Blossoms

Here is the second Make N Take that we made using the stamp set, Betsy’s Blossoms, at the Luau Catalog Launch. Don’t you just love the little bird?

Betsy’s Blossoms is such a great stamp set to use with our NEW Foam Classic Ink Pads just introduced in June with our NEW Catalog. It shows just how great the Foam Ink Pads are with bold images.

Would you like a chance to see some of the new products just introduced in the 2012-2013 Catalog? Why not get together with some friends and have an EXPRESS PARTY with me? In just one hour you can see the latest products that Stampin’ Up! has to offer and make your own card creations! Give me a call and set up your party time today!


Stamp Set: Betsy’s Blossoms and Friendly Phrases

Inks: Daffodil Delight, Midnight Muse and Lucky Limeade

Paper: Floral District Designer Series Paper, Midnight Muse, Lucky Limeade and Whisper White

Accessories: Daffodil Delight ¼” Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon and Paper Snips

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