Butterfly Sampler Project

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I love butterflies and always have! What a sweet surprise to find two new butterfly stamp sets, Beauty Abounds and Butterfly Gala, a gorgeous set of framelits, Butterfly Beauty, and a new punch, Butterfly Duet in the new Occasions Catalog!  To top that off, there is Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper and Butterfly Elements for free in the new Sale-a-Bration Catalog!  This crafter is in her element!

I knew my first project with these new supplies would have to be a butterfly sampler to frame for my stamping workspace.  This project was a blast to put together and believe it or not I couldn’t fit all the butterfly “stuff” on it.  That’s how much butterfly yumminess there is available right now!

My stamping team of fellow demonstrators has been called the BUTTERFLY FRIENDS (yes, I really love butterflies) for about 18 years.  We meet monthly to get inspired and share ideas.  At our December gathering they all made one of these samplers and chose their favorite color to customize to their liking. I love these ladies so much, and we have so much fun together!

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Here are the supplies used in this project.  You will find them all in either the Occasions Catalog or Sale-a-Bration Catalog!

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Beat the Winter Blues Card Class

It’s January alright!  I’ve been tucked away at home, ignoring the snow and cold, and instead working on projects and getting ready to host a card buffet class!  Here is a sneak peek at some of the cards we will be creating this weekend. Check back tomorrow for pictures of all the projects.

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It’s not too late to reserve your spot to attend class.  RSVP and I’ll send you all the details!

Friday, January 25th 1:00p pm – 4:00 pm

Saturday, January 26th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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It’s Calendar Time!

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Are you ready to embrace the new year yet?  I am ready and not ready at the same time to be honest, but I’m plunging ahead nonetheless with lots of hope.  I’m glad that my desk will have some monthly inspiration to mark my days.  Each year I use the Project Life app to create a calendar for my family, friends and Stampin’ Up! customers.  It makes me happy!

Would you like a calendar too?  Leave a comment to get yours!


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Leave a comment for me!  Happy New Year!


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Christmas Card Buffet

Lots of fun images to choose from to help you get your holiday cards made!  If you haven’t registered for class already, you still can!


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Fun in Florida with the Butterfly Friends


Last week I attended Stampin’ Up!’s OnStage convention in Orlando with five other demonstratorsin my Butterfly Friends Stamping Team.  We had a blast being silly, seeing new products, winning prizes and being together.  It has been a true joy to get to know people through my Stampin’ Up! business and I would have never met any of these incredible women if I hadn’t become a demonstrator.  This fact is amazing to me!

img_0225.jpgI am happy to have been a part of Stampin’ Up! for 19 of their 30 years! What a journey it has been and the friendships are the best part.  And right after friendships are stamps, ink and paper!  Think of all the art we have created over the years together.  I am so thankful for all my stamping friends.IMG_0227

This new stamp set, Amazing Life, is so appropriate for this post and card making moment because it mirrors exactly how I feel when I think about all the customers I’ve met who are now friends and/or demonstrators with me.  I created this card to send to my fellow OnStage travelers (shh, don’t tell them) and hope that they know how much I love them! Do you see the new Gingham Gala DSP on this card????


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30 years old!

Not me. Stampin’ Up! is celebrating 30 years of business, and we are gathering in Orlando to celebrate this amazing company! We’ll be talking paper crafting for days! And playing. And giving each other handmade gifts like this one. This is what I’m giving to my demonstrator friends to thank them for sticking with me in this fun business!

Need more fun and friends in your life? Be a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator!!!

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Boo to You!

Happy Halloween!  May your day only be as scary as you want it to be!

Take a look at the simple cards I made for friends and family this year.  I’m so glad I had my Paper Pumpkin kit to inspire creativity in October.

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Many, many thanks!

From food to transportation and everything in between, I am so very grateful for all the help I’ve been gifted while healing from foot surgery. I have been on the receiving end of friendship in action these past six weeks, and am happily in need of thank you notes to send to all my amazing friends. Using my handy dandy lap desk (Thanks, Pat!) I created some quick and easy thank you notes. Isn’t this stamp set a big bunch of fun?  What do you think of this fun and peppy little stamp set, Abstract Impressions?

And of course I had help from my kitty friend. He is thankful too!


Supplies: Abstract Impression stamp set, Share What You Love DSP, White notecards & envelopes, Ink Pads (Mint Macaron, Tranquil Did, Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Memento Black) and Nature’s Twine.

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September – It’s Here!

It’s time to flip the switch from summer to fall and I cannot think of a better way to do this than to spend time soaking up the 2018 Holiday Catalog! It has 55 pages of inspirational bliss for your personal creativeness. Do you need one? Just Ask!


During the month of September I am offering a FREE Holiday card-making kit with an online order of $45 or more using HOSTESS CODE  74D2YMDF  Or you can email me with your order. Start Shopping.

The FREE kit uses Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper, coordinating cardstock, ready-to-go greetings, and embellishments to match!


Check out the flip side of the Under the Mistletoe DSP!


Here are some samples to get you started in creating with this fun kit.  You don’t even have to make just holiday cards!!!! How about these birthday cards?

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Crafting in a Recliner


The view from my recliner is my newly reconstructed foot.  Today is the 11th day (but who’s counting) of sitting, elevating and icing my foot.  Although I’m out of my comfort zone being still, I’ve managed to surround my chair with projects to keep me company (sane) during my healing process.  Many of these projects are stamping/crafting so I thought I’d share what I’ve been doing.  I think I’ll call it Chair Crafting.

My youngest kiddo just started college and he asked me to send him some things from home, including a coaster for his desk. (????????) Since I am home bound for a few weeks I was delighted to realize that “I can make that!”  So with a tray on my lap I created this coaster for him.  I hope he likes it!

Directions for Stamping on Tumble Tile

The process was simple.  I stamped the two images in Black StazOn ink first and heat set the ink to dry.  Then I used ink and the Aqua Painter brush to make the watercolored background.  After the ink was dry I sealed it with satin finishing spray. Boom!


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Rooted in Nature is quickly becoming one of my favorite stamp sets because there is so many great images and greetings to combine. You can purchase the stamp set, the framelit set or bundle it together and save 10%.  Check it out!

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