Saturday, August 12, 2017

You Move Me Butterflies

This card is made with the dies from the Move Me Thinlits. These butterflies don't move as the ones that I recently did in a technique class but they still have a neat look to them. 
They will be available for you at the Stamp Along on Monday. 

These are the ones that I did at the class. 
They are not going to be at the Stamp Along but I would do them for you in a private class. 
If you are interested in that, please contact me. 
These flutter as you gently move the part with the arrow.

While summer is still here, you can do this beach scene at the Stamp Along. 
This is from the same set as the adirondak chair one last month.
That one will be back also but in a limited amount. 

This one is another one of those whimsical ones that I wonder if I should get or not. 
Sometimes I like the puns and other times I just don't want to deal with them. 
Do you like puns? 
The one on the right has the saying on the inside and it says, 
"I Think You are Brilliant!"

Great  news! The Holiday catalogs have arrived so I will have them for you at the Stamp Along! 

The hostess code until Monday is


Thank you to all that place orders with me.
I appreciate you so much!

If you have never tried the Paper Pumpkin,
a surprise project that arrives in the mail each month,
and would like to do so, it is half price if you subscribe before September 10.
Check it out at
Please choose me for your demonstrator if you decide to give it a try.
We get together on the last Saturday of the month to work on them together.
 If you would like to join us, you are welcome to come even if you don't do the Paper Pumpkin.
You can bring your own project to work on and have a work space to spread out your work.
Contact me for more info if you are interested in joining us.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Eclectic Layers Christmas and more for the Stamp Along

With a little switching around I changed the card from last month into a Christmas one.

The Piggies are back! 
They just want to come and visit you every time I take projects out of the house! 
So Cute! 

Another one that is permanently going with me lately is the daisy punch bundle. 
It is available at the present time. 

This one uses a technique that we did way back when I started stamping!
I called it smoothing. 
When you set the stamp down on the card stock, you give it a quarter turn so you get the image and a little color in-between. 
This one would be good for several different occasions depending on the greeting you add.

The hostess code for on line orders is 
Thank you to all of you that place on line orders and use the code!

Don't forget to comment so I know that there are people out there that are reading this!
Thank you!

Tell me which cards you like the best, your favorite color combos, what you would like to see on my blog, or which kind of cards you would like to see at the Stamp Alongs. 

Saturday, July 22, 2017

You've Got Style!

This set is so cute! 
It may be for a select group of friends though.
Do you have a friend that would appreciate it? 
Come and make it at the August Stamp Along! 

This is the  front. I have colored her coat with the silver marker that is now retired.
I used tiny circles so the color wasn't so solid and that made it look a little more like fur.
It doesn't show up on the photo but there is Wink of Stella in her bubbles, on her fingers, and even on her glasses! 
The layer is Elegant Eggplant to give it the Regal effect!

It is a Z fold card and this is the inside. 
I love the cat! You can include it or not. 

Don't forget to leave a comment. You can't win if you don't enter! 
The hostess code until the Aug Stamp Along is
"Thank you!" to all that place orders with me!
I appreciate your business!

Saturday, July 8, 2017

More Stamp Along Cards

 I almost forgot to do a Christmas Card for 
Christmas in July 
as I have been doing for the last several years!
There will be one there. 
Here are some of the other choices that you will have. 
This one uses the Eclectic Layers thinlits. 
This one is my favorite but there are a few more in there that I am going to be using soon. 
You all know that the more we use them; the more we like them!
I have paired it with the Vertical Greetings that I don't use as often as I thought I would. 

I just got the new folders and this card shows off several of them. 
I even packed one or two that I didn't use on the samples but you may choose to use them instead of the one that I used. 
This ribbon is pretty special, also. It starts out very narrow. 
You can gently pull it to fan out as I did with the ends on this "bow."

Here is the "other" daisy card that I mentioned in the last post. 
There is a leeway for creativity on this one, as you can see in the picture. 

The Light House card uses that special Shimmery White card stock.
It really gives a card a special look. 
Not sure why I don't use it oftener as it is easy to work with
 and gives such a nice look to the finished card. 

I found a pack of precut cards from awhile ago and thought you might like to 
help me use them up! 
It isn't Stampin' Up! but the stamps are! 

There you are!
The Christmas one will have to be a surprise. 
I will do that one tomorrow (Sunday) and if I post it after it is finished, we will be at the Stamp Along when it comes out!
See you at the Stamp Along on Monday, I hope.
Thank you!
Hostess code is 

Friday, July 7, 2017

Cards for the Stamp Along

Here are a few of the cards that are ready to go to the Stamp Along on Monday. 
Now that the weather is warm enough, it is nice to sit out and relax...between rainfalls. 

These flowers look like they have been stamped twice but that is the effect you get just from a single stamping. Quick and easy! 

Here is that darn cute little piggy again. 
She is carrying a giant daisy. 
So glad that the daisy punch is back in inventory! 
There is another card using the daisy punch also but didn't get its picture taken yet. 
Maybe tomorrow. 

This one is a note card. Or you could slip in a "Happy Birthday" 
instead of the "Just a Note" depending on the kind of card you need the most. 

What do you think? 
Which one is your favorite? Which ones will you be making? 
If you leave a comment and don't include your name, I won't know who won if your comment is selected as the winner. 
The hostess code for on line orders until the Stamp Along is:
Thank you!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Lady in her Gown and Comment Winner

Remember the Gorgeous You lady in the gown from the last Stamp Along?  
She is coming back with a different look to her gown. 
What do you think? Do you like this one better? 
Really, you could make either one in your favorite color. 
There are a few of the Fresh Fig color left so that would be a choice for you, also. 

This is another card that is coming back so if you didn't get to make it in June, you can in July! 

This Happy Birthday one is coming back with the folder this time! Sorry, that the folder didn't make it to the Stamp Along. I already have several of them packed so you can chose which one you would like to use for your background. 
There are also several color choices from which you can choose. 
If you mention this post at the Stamp Along on the 10th of July you can make an extra one of these cards (Happy Birthday) pictured here as a bonus! 

Every once in awhile I put all the names from the comments in a container and pick one. 
If you have left a comment on my blog in the last three months, you had a chance to win. 
Since Shirley leaves the most comments, it didn't surprise me that she is the winner. 
Thanks to all that comment. It is much appreciated! 
Shirley, I will have some things from which you can pick at the Stamp Along. 

The hostess code for on line orders until July 10th is
Thank you for using the code and for your orders!

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Tie Dye background

Do you like to do different techniques? 
I saw this one and had to try it. 
I will be doing a class on Thursday, July 6, at Schroeder's. It will be $5 for the two cards or free if you would rather place an order of $15 (or more) at the class. Attendance is limited so please call or email to be sure there are supplies. It will start at 2:15. Yes, that is much later than usual.
I did change the scallop layer color so it shows up better. 
If you have already signed up...I have you counted. 
Please bring a glue stick if you have one. Don't go and buy one just for this. 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Specials From SU!

This is a one day sale. If you have never subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, this would be a good time to give it a try. On June 30, 2017, you can sign up for it for only $5! It is regularly $19.95! What a deal.
Go to and sign up. Be sure to use the promo code: ONEDAY0717 and choose me for your demo!

Bonus Days Begin on July 1
Bonus Days! For every $50 you spend in July (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $5  Bonus Days coupon that you can use in August. No limits! 

If you have ever thought about becoming a discount shopper by joining SU! this would be a good time for that also! During June there are extra goodies to be had just for signing up. Please call me if you have questions about it. 

If you choose to place an on line order, the hostess code is:

Here is one of the cards that I have ready for the next Stamp Along. 
It is for the cat and dog lovers out there! 
This is the front.

Here is the inside. I am sure that you can switch them around if you wish. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Birthday Delivery Class and more Stamp Along cards

The Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper (DSP) on page 69 is so cute! 
The best thing about this paper is that the Birthday Friends Framelits dies were designed to cut the images from the paper. This is fabulous for those of us that don't always like to sit and color. 
This is one of the sheet of paper in this pack. It is suited for a scrapbook page more than cards.
We will use this one sheet to make six cards! 

Here they are. 

There will be a total of seven cards in the class. 
If you purchase the bundle ($71.61) you will receive the class for $75. That means that the cards and all the prep work will only cost $3.39! What a deal! You will have the rest of the pack of paper and the stamps and dies to make many more cards. 
If you would like to take the class but don't want to purchase the bundle you can do that for $25 which will include the pack of DSP. 
I must have your payment for the class before I send the order in on Monday the 12th of June. 
The class will be on Wednesday, June 21st at Schroeder's at 12:30. 
Please bring your trimmer and a D block.

Please note that the Happy Birthday die is not included with this bundle. It is sold separately but I will have mine there for you to use for the class. 

Here are a few more cards for the Stamp Along on Monday. 
This one uses the above stamp set but the DSP is retired now.

The inside is a simple pop up. 

Then there is the new daisy punch! It is already so backordered that it can't even be ordered right now! I decided to use it anyway and you can put it on your wish list if you need/want it. 
Two different ways to use this punch. Which one do you like the best? Or will you be making one of each? Again, I have used some retired DSP. Do you mind if I use the things (mostly DSP and ribbon) that I have here? I sometimes think that it multiplies as soon as it retires! 

One more to show you. 
Someone requested the birds. 

I hope to see you on Monday at the Library. 

The hostess code for on line orders before Monday night is 


Thank you! 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Have you seen the Pelicans?

There have been several pelicans along the lake and in the harbor. 
Have you seen them? I have only seen pictures of them so far. I hope they stay around long enough for me to get a first hand look at them! 
In the meantime, I have a flamingo card for you to make at the Stamp Along. 
It isn't a new set but I have finally gotten around to using it. 
I had a request for a flamingo card. I hope this one will fill the bill. 
We all need to say Thank You sometimes. This one could work! 

How do you like the new in colors? 
This Lemon Lime Twist is sure bright! 
If you have a friend that could use a little cheering up, this one could do that. 
It is paired with the Powder Pink and the Fresh Fig on this card. 

Which of the cards do you like the best? 
Let me know if you have and special occasion card that you need. 
I appreciate your suggestions. 

The hostess code to use until Monday is 

If you are placing an order larger than $150, don't use the code as those orders qualify for the hostess gifts for you. 
Thank you for your business. 
Hope to see you on Monday! 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017


Next month we will be celebrating the Fourth of July. 
Do you send cards for that? 
Sometimes I do. 
It is fun to receive a card when you aren't expecting one. 
Do you like to receive a card in the mail? 
This is a quick and easy one that you can make at the Library on Monday, then you can send it and make someone happy with a "surprise" card. 

This Little Piggy is a cute new set. I have seen some really cute things with it.
Again, I ask, which orientation so you like the best? 

I hope that you will be able to come to the Library and Stamp Along next Monday! 
I will have the new catalogs there if you need one. It is online but it is just so much nicer to snuggle up with your own copy and make your wish list. Don't you agree? 

If you already have your copy of the catalog and wish to order online, please use the hostess code

Thank you!

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Beautiful You in a gown

There are many ways to give this gal a gown. I chose the Pop of Paradise fern. 
This is a choice for you to make at the Stamp Along on June 12. 
Yes, I know, I am way ahead at posting cards this month. 

This one is very quick and easy using a new die cut. 
I think I will be using this one a lot!
Which one do you like the best?
Is it because of the color or the presentation? 
I think I like the one on the right for the color but the one on the left for the presentation. 
I have packed several colors so you can choose the one you like the best. 

The hostess code until the Stamp Along is


Thank you so much for you business! 
I appreciate it! 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Half way to Christmas!

With the weather we have been having, Christmas could be right around the corner!
I keep hoping that it will warm up soon. 
The new Eastern Palace suit can be used to make a beautiful Christmas greeting. 
This one will be at the Stamp Along just in case you want to get started. 
Do you start your Christmas greetings early? Or do you wait until the last minute, like I do? 

This is the same set of dies that were used in the class that I posted a few posts ago. 
There is so much you can do with it!

The hostess code until May 29th is:


Thank you!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

The New In Colors are coming soon!

The New in Colors will be at the Stamp Along in June!
This card features three of them. 
Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, and Lemon Lime Twist. 
This card would be good for any celebration.
 Since the saying says, "Congratulations on you New Adventure," it would be especially good
 for graduation, retirement, wedding, First Communion, or Confirmation. 
Do you like the vertical or the horizontal format the best? 


Do you know that you can get some very good deals on the retired and clearance sites? 
Check them out by going to "shop" crab on the right then clearance and everything else under
 the retired heading. 
If you find something there, just email me the numbers and I will order it for you or
order it on line using the hostess code


I will be sending the order in on the 29th of May.
Don't miss out on something by waiting until it is no longer available!
Thank you! 

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Eastern Palace Class

Eastern Palace Suite is a collection of beautiful items in the new catalog. 
There is a promotion that is available to you before the catalog is released. 
These are two bundles available now. 
I did a screen shot because I don't know how else to do it. 
You can see it better by going to the site.

The top one does not include the framelits. 

I will be doing a class with this suite of products on May 24th at Schroeder's in the basement at 12:30
The class will include the stamps and framelits and five cards.
The cost is $65.

You will be using my stamps and framelits at the class because yours won't be able to be ordered until June if you want the $65 bundle. 

However,  If you wish to order the Premier bundle listed above now (before the class) you will also receive the following cards free but you will need to use the stickers from your premier bundle.
The total for that package is $118. It includes a pack of the new heavier weight vanilla cardstock and a pack of vanilla envelopes free. This bundle includes all of the product in the suite - the DSP, the stickers, three of the new incolor ink pads, the embellishments, and a pack of cardstock.

 You would get all seven cards free with that order. 
Deadline for this is Monday, May 8th at the Stamp Along.
Or you can order it on line before then using the hostess code

These are the bonus cards.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Birthday cards

I have an exceptional amount of birthday cards to send this month!
Which month has the most birthdays for you? 
Here are several choices for the Stamp Along. 
Stock up!

Isn't this just too cute with the foxy ears and  face on the balloons?

Which one is your favorite?

The hostess code for May is:


Thank you!

Monday, May 1, 2017

One week to Stamp Along

Do you still need a Mother's Day card? 
Yes, I know this one says Happy Birthday but there is a stamp that say Happy Mother's Day 
that fits in the same space. 
If you know that you want to do this card, please let me know and I will put one aside for you. 
I didn't cut a lot of them so if you come a little later and want one let me know! 

How about a Father's Day card? 
This Nailed It set is such a nice set for masculine cards but has been retired and is no longer available. But, you can still make the card at the Stamp Along!

Do you need a graduation card this year? 
I have included choices of this blue, red, and orange for the background colors.
If you need a color, other than those, let me know and I will bring it along for you. 

If you are going to place and order on line before the Stamp Along, please use the 
Hostess code
Thank you to all of you that are so good to me in using the hostess code.