Hydrangea Love

IMG_5616Stampin’ Supplies: Rich Razzleberry, Rose Red and Garden Green cardstock & ink, Thoughtful Branches stamp set, Beautiful Branches framelits, Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon

This card was inspired by some amazing hydrangea bushes we saw when we were in Oregon this summer.  The deep and rich purple color of the flowers were breathtaking!  I tried to recreate the gorgeous blooms using Stampin’ Up! colors.  How do you think I did?

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144328GIMG_5616There are only two days left to get the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and the Beautiful Branches framelits.  Available only until August 31st. Order now!


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Branches for all Seasons

IMG_5648An August only special: Thoughtful Branches stamp set and Beautiful Branches framelits pair together for some amazing seasonal fun!

Back to School Class – Four Seasons Framed Art

Date: Thursday, August 25th
Time: 12:00pm – 7:00pm (open house)
Location: 1020 Rickard Road in the Masonic Center
Class Fee: $10*
*If you purchase the Thoughtful Branches set & Beautiful Branches
Framelits this class is FREE for you.
*Please bring your own adhesive or purchase during class.

Come and create a 12 x 12 , ready to be framed, piece of artwork  celebrating the seasons of the year for you home or as a gift for someone else!

Sign Up for Class NOW!

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Summer Card Buffet Projects

Sooooo many stamps to play with as I prepared for this weekend’s card buffet!  This is a sample of the projects available at Saturday’s class!


Date: Saturday, August 6th
Time: 9am – 1pm
Place: 1020 Rickard Road in the Masonic Center
Who:  Everyone! Bring a friend!
Class Fee: Cards $2 each* (with a discount at 20+ cards)

*Please bring your own adhesive or purchase during class.
*Must register to attend class.

RSVP NOW for Summer Stamp Camp!

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Fresh Fruit, Anyone?

IMG_5395 IMG_5394 IMG_5396Fresh Fruit is definitely a new favorite stamp set of mine! I’ve just begun to scratch the surface of this very versatile set of 24 images. Stay tuned for more fresh and fruity projects! Order Fresh Fruit now.

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Watercoloring Rose Wonder

FullSizeRenderMy stamping therapy today included 10 minutes of watercoloring this rose image from the Rose Wonder stamp set, and I am thrilled with the final card!  This stamp set has become the first set I turn to when I need simple, elegant cards.  What the camera could not capture is the sweet shimmer over everything I colored using reinker colors and the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush.  The technique is to dip the brush into the reinker color and use like a paint brush (or Aqua Painter).  The Clear Glitter mixes with the reinker color as you watercolor the image, then you wipe the brush tip clean in between colors. Simple, beautiful, and therapeutic!

Stampin’ Supplies: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Calypso Coral and Basic Gray ink, Blushing Bride Basic Gray and Whisper White cardstock, Rose Garden framelits, Rose Wonder stamp set, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush Clear pen and Organza ribbon.

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Many, Many Furry Thanks!

IMG_5335 FullSizeRender (1)With all of the recent celebrations in my family, I am cranking out the thank you cards today and having a lot of fun trying out my new In Colors!  So far, Dapper Denim is my favorite color, and today I paired it with Marina Mist, Crumb Cake and Early Espresso to create a great masculine color combination.  What do you think?  My furry stamper must have liked the masculine vibe I had going too….he was oh so much “help”!!!!!!


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Introducing the new In Color Superstars!

IMG_1754All crafters will tell you that having new colors to use is inspirational and keeps the creative process fresh.  Each year Stampin’ Up! introduces five new trendy colors to their line of amazing inks & papers for that reason.  I challenged my customers to tell me what they would name the new Stampin’ Up! In Colors and I love the answers they came up with!  Everyone who took the challenge will be receiving a sheet of each of these gorgeous new colors!  I love the creative color names they invented!

Katie P. – Laguna Blue, Perfectly Plum, Growing Green, Pinky Peach and Sand Tan

Jerry A. – Lucious Lavendar, Pink Passion, Tuscon Sun, Midnight Shadow, and Green Glory

JoEllen B. – Boastful Blue, Morning Mauve, Growing Green, Peachy Pink and Golden Glory

We will be creating with these new colors all year starting at my New Catalog Open House on Saturday, June 11th from 9am-12pm! RSVP to attend now!

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Paper Pumpkin $5 One Day Deal starts tomorrow!

pp_onedaydeal_facebook-usStarting June 9th at 5:00pm new Paper Pumpkin subscribers can sign up and get their first month for $5.  This fabulous deal will only last for about one day so take advantage quickly!

Follow the Paper Pumpkin link on the right side of this page to create your account.  Use promo code: ONEDAYDEAL.


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Cute Cattys – Today is the Day!

Yup!  Today is the day.  The first day of the new Stampin’ Up! catalog year, that is.  New stamps and accessories, new colors to play with, and new promotions to get excited about!


I have a HUGE stack of these delicious new catalogs sitting by my front door and ready to give away to good homes. In fact, if you are in one of my stamp groups or have been a hostess you actually already have a new book with your name on it!!  Catalogs can be picked up at my house anytime or you can come to my New Catalog Open House / Garage Sale event on June 11th from 9am-12pm and get one then.

Take advantage of two great opportunities in June for getting extra new product:


Be a hostess of any kind (with or without having a party) and get an extra $35 in free product when your party totals $350 or more.


Or spend $99 to get the demonstrator starter kit (which YOU customize) and choose 2 extra stamp sets of your choice!!  This is the deal of the century! Download the flyer for more details.   recruiting_flyer_may2416_us


Please think about adopting one of these cute cattys and giving it a new home!

New Catalog Open House & Garage Sale

Date:  June 11th

Time: 9am-12pm

Place: My house & garage

RSVP now!


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New Catalogs are in the House!

Fresh off the press and ready to wow you with new stamps, colors and accessories the new 2016-2017 catalog from Stampin’ Up! is here! 

I will have the catalogs ready for you this coming week. And cannot wait to share it with you!

Check out the new In Color collection this year in the picture below. Here is a game for you to play: 

Create an original Stampin’ Up! Color name for the five new In Colors (no researching on the internet for clues) and reply to this post with your answers. Everyone who plays will receive a gift from me!  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!

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