Creating Clouds with Stampin’ Spritzers Video Tutorial

Wow, has it already been a couple of days since I shared with you? Today’s card was so much fun creating that I wanted to share it and a the Creating Clouds with Stampin’ Spritzers video I made with you before time slipped away again from me today – lol.

This card is one of my favorites that I’ve made recently since it uses one of my favorite products – the Stampin’ Spritzer (item 126185). I just have so much fun with these things I don’t want to stamp once I start.

Sassy Salutations Creating Clouds Video

Check out my video Creating Clouds with Stampin’ Spritzers  to see how I did it.


Stamp Set: Sassy Salutations (item 132070/126707)

Inks: Island Indigo

Paper: Mellon Mambo, Island Indigo and Whisper White

Accessories: 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch (item 118874), 1 3/4″ Scallop Circle Punch,  1 1/4″ Scallop Circle Punch, Stampin’ Spritzer (item 126185), Pool Party Refill (item ) and Coastal Cabana Refill (item ), Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape (item 129314), Linen Thread (item 104199), and Beautiful Butterflies Die (item 114507)

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For a limited time when you buy 3 packs of Designer Series Paper you can get one for FREE! Promotion ends July 31st

Getting Started Video Series

Wow! It’s been a busy week here for us with all the year end events for Kaitlin. Today was honors day for Seniors so I’m posting this a bit later than I had hoped.

For those of you who are new to stamping or want to possibly pick up some new tips on how to use our products I’ll be doing a Getting Started Video Series. I hope that you will find these Getting Started Videos useful to you.

Whether you are new to stamping or an seasoned pro it never hurt to refresh our memories, right?

So today I’ll be sharing with you the second video in my Getting Started Series –

Getting Started with Stampin’ Scrub:

And if you’ve missed it here is my first video in the series Getting Started with Stampin’ Spritzers.

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There is still time to RSVP and join in the fun – call or email me today

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Have you found all my Retirement Party Giveaways? There are 4 Retirement Party Giveaways at this time that you can find on my blog, facebook, twitter and YouTube Channel.

Coming Soon – NEW Wood Mount Cases

Stampin’ Up! just announced that they will be packaging their wood-mount stamp sets in NEW Wood Mount Cases! Yippee!! I was so excited about this news because these NEW Wood Mount Cases are similar to our clear mount cases so they will fit perfectly together on your shelf. Needless to say this makes the organizer in me squeal with delight – uniform and “modular” in design.  They will also have the images and stamp set names on the spine to make searching for the set you want even easier.

I know you’re asking when these will be available-  Well the NEW Wood Mount Cases will become available as of May 31st when the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog goes live. AND extra Wood Mount Cases will also be available just like our Clear Mount Cases currently available now!

Wait it gets even sweeter – because there will be a template for you to create your own labels if you want to transfer your older sets into this sleek new organization system of cases.

Check out this quick video showing you the NEW Wood Mount Cases

Sooo Get Ready for all the exciting NEW products coming in the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog soon. And if you want to make sure that you are one of the first to get the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog there are several ways to earn one for FREE! 

#1 Reserve a Catalog – Preorder your own catalog on or before May 6th for $4.50 and as soon as my catalogs arrive, I’ll mail one to you in the order in which they are reserved.

#2 Book a Workshop – Call me to set your date for a private party with me. It’s a fun time for you and your friends AND you’ll get your catalog for FREE

#3 Place a $50 Order – starting now through May 18th– This can be done Online or through me. This must be a single $50 order (before shipping and tax).

#4 Join a Club – Sign up for one of my Clubs (Stamp, Scrap, Big Shot, or even my Virtual Club) Clubs will start in August when clubs are filled.

#5 Local Customers – Those of you who live locally will have the opportunity to attend my Luau Catalog Launch Party. Dates will be announced soon.

#6 Join My Team – You’ll be the FIRST to see all the NEW and exciting products in the 2013-2014 Catalog! Demonstrators always get a 30 day jump start on Catalogs and products. You can click HERE to see more information about joining my TEAM. Please contact me for all the exciting details regarding the NEW 2013-2014 Catalog and joining.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact.

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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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Get Your FREE Digital Download

It is Tuesday and that means NEW Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio. And with the NEW lower software price who can resist? You can click HERE to read more about the new pricing in my earlier post.

Here is a NEW and FREE Digital Download just in time for April – The April Showers Wallpaper (item #133473)


And coordinating with the FREE downloadApril Showers Kit (item #133472)


Do you have a high school senior this year? I know I do and the year end is quickly approaching, eek! So I’ll be checking out the Embark Graduate Ensemble Download (item #133467) for my daughter. It should make things so much easier.


And here is the You Made It Grad Greeting Card Template (item #133527)


Our last NEW Download is the This and That Epic Day Kit (item #133465). This download contains all the This and That traditional projects in digital form – woo hoo!


So as you can see there is a lot happening with My Digital Studio – has gotten a new makeover too. So why not check it out?

Here is a great overview video for you too.

Still not sure? I teach an Introduction to MDS each month. Check out my Calendar of Events by clicking HERE.

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Spring Sampler Treat Box Tutorial

I made this cute little treat box using the Spring Sampler Stamp Set (item 125510/125512). I knew when I saw this set in the Spring Catalog I just had to have it – it’s so me. I could picture making quick and easy treats for all kinds of occasions.

Spring Sampler Treat boxI think the images in the Spring Sampler Stamp Set are just too cute! How about you?

Here is the Treat Box we made as a project during my March Blue Mountain Stampers meeting. We had a lot of fun thinking of different things (mostly chocolate) that we could put in the box. This time  we filled them with these yummy eggs (They come in all kinds of flavors and remind me of those I got as a child.) Shhh… don’t tell my family. They’ll be finding theirs in their rooms Easter morning. I think my hubby will love the cookie dough egg I picked out for him!

Spring Sampler Box with Chocolate

We had so much fun making these quick and easy Treat boxes I thought you’d enjoy making them too for your friends and family. So why not check out my new video below – Spring Sampler Treat Box.


You can Click HERE to print or download your copy of my

FREE Spring Sampler Treat Box Tutorial PDF

Want to see my Valentine Treat Boxes? Click HERE to see my earlier post. You can also click HERE to see the treats I made using the Spring Sampler set recently using the Petite Pocket Die.

Leave me a comment and let me know if you are enjoying my videos and tutorials. Would you like to see them more than every other week? Maybe once a week would be better? I’d love to hear what you think.

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Pinwheel Wishes Tutorial

Have you ever wondered what happens at one of my monthly Blue Mountain Stampers’ Meetings? Well I thought I would share with you one of the projects we made during my February TEAM meeting.

Pinwheel Wishes Card

I’ve had several of you ask me if I knew any tricks on how to make these cute little pinwheels using our NEW Pinwheel Sizzlits Die from the Spring Catalog. They are sooo stinking cute, but they are small so they can be a challenge to put together if you don’t know a few tricks.

Since I made about 100 of them for my Leadership swaps in January I had plenty of time to try out different methods of putting them together. Today I thought I’d share with you what method worked best for me so I put together a Tips for Quick & Easy Pinwheels Video Tutorial to show you what I learned.

Want to make one of your own Pinwheel Wishes card? Well you can, just click Here for a FREE PDF TUTORIAL with measurements and directions just for you. I hope you have as much fun making these cute little Pinwheels as I did.

Have you ever thought of becoming a Demonstrator? Want to join the fun and become part of my TEAM? Sale-a-bration is a great time to join since we have a special promotion going on right now. Why not click HERE to learn more about becoming a Demonstrator and becoming part of my Blue Mountain Stampers’ Team. Warning – the fun is contagious! Let me know if you have any questions ( or would like answers to any questions you may have.

Don’t want to become a demonstrator? That’s ok you can join in all the fun during Sale-a-bration by hosting a party of your own! Or why not stop by for my FREE event Sale-a-bration Saturday on March 2nd! Click HERE to see my Calendar of Events for more information. Contact me today and we’ll find what works for you best.

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Paper Hearts Video Tutorial

Are you ready for Valentine’s Day? I’m almost ready and since Valentine’s Day is just a few days away I wanted to share my video tutorial with you for these cute little Paper Hearts. I made these Paper Hearts to hang in the windows of my house. I think you’re going to have fun making them too – but be careful they’re so quick and easy they are addicting!

Here are 3 of the Paper Hearts that I made on Saturday.

Paper Hearts group

As you can see I made my Paper Hearts in 2 different sizes and I used the Hearts a Flutter Bundle (item 131098/131097) to create the spinning heart in the center. Can you see the word love stamped on the center of the larger heart? (You can check out the close up below for a better view.) I used the stamp set Fabulous Phrases to stamp the word love on one side, and the word you on the other side, so when it spins it says “Love You”.

Fabulous Phrases (item 117002/120501) is one of those stamp sets I use all the time since it is such a pretty font and it contains 30 stamps that you can make all kind of different phrases with! (Want to see some of the combinations you can make with this set? Click HERE for a PDF and then see how many more you can make!)

Paper Hearts large

Isn’t that fun? I can’t decide which one I like best since I just love the delicate scalloped heart image from the Hearts a Flutter stamp set, it reminds me of my Grandma for some reason. Why not leave me a comment below and let me know which Paper Heart you like the best.

Would you like to know how I made these Paper Hearts? Well why not check out my Paper Hearts Video Tutorial.

Here are the supplies I used to make my Paper Hearts:

Paper Hearts small

Regals Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stock (item117154 $21.95):

Small Paper Heart: ¾” x 4″, ¾” x 6″, ¾” x 8″ (cut 2 of each)

Large Paper Heart: ¾” x 7″, ¾” x 9″, ¾” x 11″ (cut 2 of each)

Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine (item 123125  $2.95): 12″ piece

1/8″ Silver Mini Brads (item 122941 $5.50): 2

1/16″ Circle Handheld Punch (item 101227 $8.95)

Whisper White Card Stock (item100730 $8.50)

Cherry Cobbler Classic Ink (item 126966  $5.95)

Hearts a Flutter Bundle (item131098 $42.95/131097 $36.95)

Fabulous Phrases (item 117002 37.95/120501 $26.95)

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of today’s Paper Hearts Video Tutorial. I’d love to know what you think of my second video tutorial and if you’d like to see more videos.

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Just Thinking Tutorial

Want to see what we did at my FREE Sale-a-bration Celebration Event? This past Sunday I was able to share the NEW Spring Catalog products and some of the things I brought back with me from Stampin’ Up! Leadership in Orlando.  What fun everyone had together – it’s one of my favorite parts of stamping.

First here are some pictures of my classroom and some of the displays.

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event classroom

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event Display

Of course there has to be chocolate – after all what would be stamping without chocolate?

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event snack area

Everyone seemed to have a great time with the two cards they were able to make.

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event group

Sale-a-bration Celebration Event Big Shot

Here is my favorite card that I created for the event using the Just Thinking Stamp from the Spring Catalog. Just Thinking was one of the stamps I just knew I wanted when I saw the Spring Catalog the first time!

Just Thinking

Since not everyone was able to come I thought I would share with you a tutorial on how my Just Thinking card was made, along with my very first video tutorial showing you how to use our Core’dinations Card Stock. I just love the Core’dinations Card Stock and think you will too – it’s a lot of fun to work with and very versatile. Better yet you’ll find three Core’dination Card Stock color choices Pool Party (item 129321), Primrose Petals (item 129322), and Real Red (item 129320) in the Spring Catalog on page 12.

Just Thinking Tutorial

Just Thinking


Raspberry Ripple Card Stock (item 126842 $6.95): 4 ¼” x 11″; scored at 5 ½” and folded

Primrose Petals Core’dinations Card Stock (item 129322 $6.95): 4″ x 5 1/4″

Very Vanilla Card Stock (item 101650 $8.50): 8 1/2″ x 3 ½”

5/8″ Very Vanilla Seam Binding (item 120999 $6.96): 20″

Honeycomb Embossing Folder (item 129378 $7.95)

Stampin’ Sanding Block (item 129367 $3.95)

Window Frames Collection Framelits Dies (item 129021 $26.96)

2 ½” Circle Punch (item 120906 $16.95)

Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive (item 110755 $3.95)

Dimensionals (item 104430 $3.95)


1. Prepare your Core’dinations Card Stock Layer as shown in the video.

2. Adhere the Primrose Petals Core’dinations Card Stock to your card front using Multipurpose Liquid Adhesive. (I like to use this adhesive on anything that has a heavy texture.)

3. Stamp two images onto Very Vanilla Card Stock using Raspberry Ripple Classic Ink.Just Thinking Tutorial

4.  Using the Window Frame Framelits Die and Big Shot cut out one of the images.

Just Thinking Tutorial

5. Adhere to the card front.

6. Punch the sentiment out of the second stamped image using the 2 ½” Circle Punch.

Just Thinking Tutorial

7. Adhere to the card front using Dimensionals.

8. Loop ribbon around the card front and tie into a bow. Trim ends.

That’s it – now you can send your card to someone you’re thinking about.

You can click here to download a PDF of my Justing Thinking Tutorial

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think of today’s post. I’d love to know what you think of my first video so leave me a comment after you watch it. And don’t worry about the fact you need to use your email when you leave a comment – no one else will see it except me. My blog only asks for your name and email so it knows you’re a real person and not a robot spammer and I’ll only send you email if you have requested my Newsletter.

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Leadership 2013 – Day 3

Shelli Leadership 2013

I’m sorry to say I didn’t get to post this as soon as I wanted because the last day of Stampin’ Up! Leadership 2013 was a fantastic and full day!  Saturday began with Shelli greeting us and showing us some wonderful projects with our charming Tea for Two Suite projects. You got to love the feel and look of the suite and the fact that everything coordinates together. I love the soft spring colors it includes.

I’m so tickled to say that we were told our Single Stamps has been successful enough that they will be continued with two new groups being offered– whoo hoo! What a great way to get your favorite stamps without buying the set if you choose. Who wouldn’t like that right?

Single StampsSingle Stamps

Another exciting announcement was made about the Best of 25 Years stamp sets that will be released monthly during 2013. Who wouldn’t like that? It’s a chance to get the most popular stamps that we’ve had over the last 25 years along with an NEW exclusive image too!

Best of 25 years January

Next we headed out for break out classes. I really loved these because we got great information in a small group setting. From Creating a Blueprint for Success with Brandi Barnard and Meg Daves to a really awesome downline training class called Strategies to Empower your Downline that Holly Linford and Lynsay Mahon gave. I loved it all and learned wonderful tips and information that made me feel empowered to improve my life and make a difference in my TEAMs lives.

Success Strategies to Empower You Downline

And meeting the people that I’ve been working with and have admired over the last several years was soo much fun. What a wonderful way to share with others what we all love – paper crafting.

During Leadership 2013 Stampin’ Up! gave us the opportunity to make a difference to the children in Florida with a service project designed to get things to children who don’t have access to them. Stampin’ Up! gave us the opportunity to stuff bags and fill them with markers, cardstock and other paper crafting supplies that would be delivered locally to children in need through the schools. How great is that. Watching the Stampin’ Up! semi loaded with supplies for the children of the area – a true feel good moment. Stampin’ Up! does make a difference in our lives and the lives of others.

Leadership 2013 semi

A wonderful lunch which included another delightful meal and fellowship around the table meeting a new friend, Robin whom joined our group.

Leadership 2013 lunch

Leadership has been a chance to grow and reach out to others and spend time getting to know stamping friends even better.

Leadership 2013

Leadership 2013 ended with a special message from the management, a little bit of silliness with Bonnie, and a final message from Shelli, and a final prize patrol of course. After all who doesn’t love prize patrol?

Leadership 2013 prize patrol

Check out this quick little video where Bonne lead us in song – how crazy was that?

What a wonderful experience Leadership 2013 has been.

As we headed off to enjoy dinner together at a local Chinese restaurant we shared our favorite experience of Leadership 2013 with each other.

Leadership 2013

Above Janie and I check out the menu. We had a great time trying new dishes during our time in Orlando. Below is a shot of Kathleen and Janie.

Leadership 2013

One final event Sale-a-bration Celebration after dinner was a ton of fun. What great projects and laughter.  I do hope that Stampin’ Up! will offer this opportunity again in other cities since it was a great chance to share the love of paper crafting and it gives everyone a great opportunity to see how much fun being part of Stampin’ Up! can be.

Leadership 2013 Sale-a-bration

Leadership 2013 Sale-a-bration


Want to see what all the excitement is about? Why not come by on Sunday, January 20th and see all the wonderful Sale-a-bration and Spring Catalog products during my Sale-a-Bration Celebration.

Sale-a-bration 2013

You can click HERE for more details.

I’ll try and post some of the wonderful swaps and more information about all the exciting things going on during the up coming days.