Folded Frames Tutorial & On Stage

As I’m typing this up I’m  getting ready for my Shoe box swap and the first ever Stampin’ Up! On Stage event. Whoo hoo! There isn’t anything I enjoy more than getting together with other stampers and stamping. And this event is sure to be a ton of fun!

Would you like to see what I’ll be sharing at my Shoe box Swap? This card highlights the Folded Frame technique and while it looks difficult it really isn’t – which is always the type of technique I love!

From Land to Sea Folded Frame OnStage Sherrie Shoebox Swap 2015

This card was created using our From Land to Sea stamp set (138720/139361) found on page 83 in the Annual Catalog. I love anything water and turtles so that is where I started when creating this card. (Remember those pet turtles that we had and the little plastic dish with the palm tree to keep them in? Oops I’m probably dating myself, oh well my love affair with turtles started with my first pet turtle.)

Want to know how I made this Folded Frame? Well you’re in luck – I’ve done a quick video tutorial on Folded Frames for you so you can make them too!

So what do you think? Why not give it a try and create your own Folded Frame out of your favorite Designer Series Paper?


Stamp Set: From Land to Sea (138720/139361), Something to Say (134177/134180) and World Map (130342/130345)

Inks: Lost Lagoon (133644), Mossy Meadow (133645), and Soft Suede Classic Ink (126978)

Paper: 2014-2016 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack (138433), Lost Lagoon (133679), Mossy Meadow (133676), and Whisper White card stock (100730)

Accessories: 1/8″ Mini Brads (122941), Blender Pen (102845), Simply Scored Tool (122334) and Diagonal Score Plate (125886) , Washi Tape Label (138296) and Word Window Punches (119857), Paper Piercer (126189) and Stampin’ Pierce Mat (126199)

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Sketched Birthday

I’ll be needing some birthday cards this week and so over the weekend I did a little stamping with that in mind. I wanted something mono chromatic and so I reached for the Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper (133704). It’s one of my favorite since you get so many of the same pattern it’s great for making multiples.

These first two cards use the Sketched Birthday stamp set. For the first one I used the Bitty Banner Framelits Dies and simply stamped the second one.

Sketched Birthday Something to Say (2) Sketched Birthday Something to Say (1)

I can’t decide which one I like best. How about you? Why not leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

Here is the inside – I love this quirky Something to Say (134177/134180) sentiment set and thought it went well with the image.

Sketched Birthday and Something to Say

This last card uses the Traveler stamp set (134510/134513) and the Petite Pairs set (128706/122497) for the sentiment. Such a great little set since it covers almost everything!

Traveler and Petite Pairs

Just a couple of Reminders

Weekly Deals end tonight at 11:50 p.m. (MT) and don’t forget tomorrow the Retirement List goes live. (I’ll be sending out a newsletter for those of you on my mailing list and also posting it here on my Blog as soon as I get my hands on it.)

So…Don’t wait! Order today!
Stock up on the card stock, AND ink refills!! Ribbon, The DSP stack and anything that has the In Colors in it!  Don’t say I didn’t warn you.

The In Colors Colors will be on the Retirment list for tomorrow! If you wait, I will not be able to guarantee them! As in years past, as soon as it’s announced they move VERY QUICKLY!


Stamp Set: Sketched Birthday (130423/130426), Something to Say (134177/134180)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black (129267)

Paper: Typeset Specialty Designer Series Paper (133704), Basic Black (121045) and Very Vanilla card stock (101650)

Accessories: Bitty Banner Framelits Dies (129267) 

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Traveler On Film

Do you love black & white cards? I love the classic elegance of these colors together. Black and white cards are a great for new stampers too since it only requires a few items to create a wonderful project.


I love the Traveler stamp set from the 2014 Annual Catalog. It has such great images that have a vintage feel and so that makes them perfectly to this classic color combo.


I love the water so for this card I chose to use the ship. I started out thinking I would use our StazOn Jet Black Pad for this card, but since my NEW Memento Tuxedo Black Pad was laying on my table I grabbed it instead. I was pleasantly surprise when I stamped my image with it since it has a softer feel and made it perfect for this project. ( I just hadn’t noticed it when I’d been stamping line images for coloring with the Blendabilities.)

So what do you think? This is the second of my swap cards for Convention – I’m hoping they will love this card as much as I do!


Stamp Set: Traveler (134510/134513), World Map Background (130342/130345), and Something to Say (134177/134180)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (132708)

Cardstock: Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: On Film Framelits (132969), Sponge Dauber (133773), Basic Rhinestone Jewels (119246), and Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)

Non Stampin’ Up!: Black Sharpie

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4th of July Work of Art

Were celebrating the 4th with a good old fashioned family cookout here in Clarkesville and it looks like the weather will be perfect for it. I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone again and getting to meet new family members too. Some we haven’t seen in years, along with marriages and babies. What fun.

And since it is the fourth of July I thought it would be fun to do a little something for the kids. So I’ve put together this fun bucket of items for each family.

Work of Art 4th of July Bucket (2)

And created this cute little tag that I attached to it with our Metallic Silver Baker’s Twine (132142) that is part of our Weekly Deals this week.

What do you think? Cute? I’m hoping these will be a hit with everyone since it contains a little something fun for all ages that can be used all day and even until the fireworks!

Work of Art 4th of July Bucket (1)

What’s inside? Well I’ve got some bubbles, a beach ball for the pool, bug boxes for catching the fire flies, glow sticks, sparklers, poppers, and other goodies for the evening.

I’ve got the one done – now just to put the others together. LOL Larry’s got a big family!

Home improvements – oh my!

Today I thought I would also share with you what I’ve been doing lately with my free time. I think I’ve shared with you I’ve had the home improvement bug this spring, my love of painting trim….. and so the projects continued.

Larry and I have “discussed” painting the stairs for years, or should I say I have. He just didn’t think it was necessary and I thought it would be a big help to protect the pressboard and make cleaning easier too.

Well on June 3rd I decided I’d jump in. I’ve never painted stairs so I was a bit intimidated, but after reading up on it I figured what the heck – it couldn’t be that hard, right?

I tried stain first at the suggestion of my sister, unfortunately it didn’t cover up all the spots that had been created from spills over the years. And apparently my brain wasn’t functioning well either, because I didn’t think of solid color stain that the gal at Home Depot had recommended before I started to kilz. Oh, well. I guess paint was meant to be.

So here is the first picture I took – Seems I always forget to take the before photo – caulked, Kilzed, and first coat of trim.

Stairs (2)

I know it looks a little strange with only part of the stairs done to this point, but I figured I wanted to see how it went. And I wanted to get the color on the tread to see how I liked the color we chose to go with the wood landing. LOL – Like I’d have a choice once I started.

The biggest challenge was making the stairs usable since my guys are always up and down them and of course my classroom is downstairs too. I sure didn’t want to go long without getting to stamp!

Stairs (3)

So I learned if I started first thing in the morning they’d be dry enough for everyone to go up and down when they got home and the trash and dirt from their shoes would not stick. (It seemed to rain a lot so going around wasn’t really an option Johnathan wanted to deal with.)  I also did every other step and added the green paper to keep things clean.

Here is the finished project now after I finished all the touch ups and door trim this week. Yea!

Stairs (4)

Painting the stairs really brightened up the space and I really love the look. They are so easy to clean now!

However, I am still thinking about stamping on the risers. I’ve had this great two step stamp set I’ve always wanted to use for that, but for now I’ve got other things on my list I want to do first.

Stairs (1)

Everyone who has been to my classroom before noticed the new look immediately and made my day by commenting about how great they looked. Thanks guys!

Funny thing is my husband, Larry asked me what took me so long to paint the stairs! (He’s a hoot.) They don’t squeak any more which is the part he loves. Of course that means my “alarm system” for the kids is gone since I always knew when someone was coming up the stairs. I’m not sure what made them stop creaking and squeaking, but I’m glad my husband likes the end result too. Now I’ve just got to get him to put trim up where the concrete and sheet rock meets. That little space drives me nuts. After all who knows what can live in that space – eek!


Stamp Set: Work of Art (134111/134114),  Fabulous Four (134171/134174), and Something to Say (134177/134180)

Inks: Pacific Point (126951), Real Red (126949), Melallic Silver Encore Ink (132142), and VersaMark (102283)

Paper: Pacific Point (111350), Real Red (102482), Basic Black (121045), and Whisper White (100730)

Accessories: Silver Baker’s Twine (132976),  1/8″ Handheld Circle Punch (134365), Black Embossing Powder (109133), and Heat Tool (129053) 

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