Snow Place Like Happy Feet!

I must confess to loving snowmen and penguins! The Snow Place set and Snow Friends Framelits give me both! I love it when you can pull a few simple elements together to make a stunning, simple card! A different sentiment and color combo on this card gives you a card to warm someone’s heart anytime during the “chilly” months of the year! For your convenience I’ve placed a product list below for the items in making this fun card. To add any of these items to your stamping collection simply click on one of the products below, or the Shop Now tab at the top of this page to be taken to my 24/7 online store. Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have You Noticed?

Have you noticed that there are great tips spread throughout our annual catalog and the holiday catalog? This one is pictured in the holiday catalog on page 44. This tip is to create a stencil with the Leaflets Framelit Dies (page 172 of the annual catalog) and use it to sponge paper with light ink. Then stamp over it in darker ink for a layered ink look. Many of our framelits also have a coordinating set in photopolymer that makes this very easy to do as you can see through both the clear block and the stamp for precision placement of your images! The Leaflets Framelit Dies not only coordinate with the Lighthearted Leaves set on page 44 of the of the holiday catalog; they can also be purchased as a bundle with the Vintage Leaves Stamp Set on page 88 of the annual catalog! When you purchase a bundle you save 15%! If you love Fall, nature, and being able to use your supplies for many different seasons, then these framelits and stamp sets will make all your dreams come true! If you would like to add any of these to your stamp collection, please click the Shop Now tab above to be take to my 24/7 online store. Thank you so much for stopping by!

Sprinkles of Life Makes Sprinkles of Fall

I received this cute card in my convention swaps as well. I absolutely love how Megan Thompson took this set and created such an adorable fall card! Sprinkles of Life is a special stamp set. With every purchase of this set, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities. This is a very worthy cause. When our grandson was barely a month old, we found out just how important their work is. The Ronald McDonald House Charities program is near and dear to my heart! This is a fun set and sure to give you hours of pleasure while helping to provide support to families in need during a very difficult time. For your convenience I’ve provided a product list for the items used in the creation of this card below. You may click on any product below or the Shop Now tab above to be taken to my 24/7 online store to add any of these fantastic products to your stamping collection! Thanks for stopping by!

Fall Leaves & Butterflies Swap Card

One of my favorite things about convention is the swapping! I received this beautiful card as a convention swap. Fall is my favorite season. Warm days, crisp cool nights, cozy sweaters, blazing bonfires, and yes, you still get to see the occassional butterfly flitting around on those last few remaining warm and sunny days! This gorgeous card was created by Renee Jackson. For your convenience, I have a product list below of the items used in the creation of this card. You may click on any of the products or the Shop Now tab to be taken to my 24/7 online store to add any of these fantastic products to your stamping collection! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Spider Webs & Doilies

I’m afraid that I don’t make too many Halloween cards. It’s not that I don’t like to, it’s just that usually with Fall classes one has to start early with Christmas so folks have time to get their supplies ordered and get started before the Christmas season is upon us! Plus, when it comes to Halloween I am more inclined to create cute packaging for treats and as a result I have quite a few cute halloween sets in my rather large collection of stamps. So, rather than adding more to that, I decided to just get some supplemental things this year. I fell in love with these beautiful Spider Web Doilies. They make a great accent for any Halloween card and since the back of them is white, you aren’t restricted to thinking just Halloween! There are 24 in a package and even though I used a whole doily on this particular card, it is fairly easy to cut them in half or in quarters. And, at only $4.50 I felt that it was a great little addition to my Halloween supplies! If you are wondering how I was able to get this delicate, detailed doily to stick to my card, you can check out this post about our new fine tip glue which is perfect for a project like this! I considered stamping a spider – but I decided to just make one! I used our White Perfect Accents and a black Sharpie to create the spider’s body and then used our basic black marker for the rest. For your convenience a product list for the items used on this card is posted below. You may click on any of the products or the Shop Now tab above to be taken to my 24/7 online store to puchase any of these products. Thanks for stopping by!

Home for Christmas & Making Blue Snow Blocks!

This sixth and final card in the Home for Christmas designer series paper series was simple and fun to make. I started out using the background folder and thinking, “chimney.” But after I finished I decided that it looked more like blue blocks of snow! When I was a kid making snow forts…they were just made with plain old white snow…but now I see more and more people “paint” their snow sculptures! Back in my home town there is a guy on Kimball Ave. who builds wonderful painted snow sculptures every winter. I always looked forward to driving by to see what wonderful thing he came up with. I will miss being able to do that! Meanwhile, I will enjoy making these blue snow blocks as I won’t get either cold or wet doing it! For your convenience products used in the making of this card are listed below! You may click on the product below or the shop now tab above to be taken to my online store to purchase products used to make this card. Thanks for stopping by!

Have Yourself a Merry Little Home for Christmas!

Part of this adorable fifth card in the Home for Christmas designer series paper series was a make & take from convention (a tag). I turned it into a full-sized card! I have some fun ideas for the Santas on this fun paper! I’m usually not a fan of fussy cutting…but since it is a background paper, I don’t get too concerned about cutting it real close and uniformly as the excess just provides a little background and a pop of color behind Santa which helps him to show up well on the card. For your convenience products used in the making of this card are listed below! You may click on the product below or the shop now tab above to be taken to my online store to purchase products used to make this card. Thanks for stopping by!



Home for Christmas With an Adorable Reindeer

If you buy this paper for no other reason than this adorable reindeer on this fourth card in the Home for Christmas designer series paper series, I will totally understand! Who could resist these cute little creatures! This little guy is nestled away in the mistletoe; and why not? He’s cute enough to kiss! For your convenience products used in the making of this card are listed below! You may click on the product below or the shop now tab above to be taken to my online store to purchase products used to make this card. Thanks for stopping by!