Kaleidoscope Fun

Doesn't this DSP just scream fun?   I knew I wanted to create something with a variety of the pieces of DSP in this set.  Here is what I came up with:


Kaleidoscope DSP #132995 $10.95

I used the postage stamp punch to punch out the squares.  The greeting comes from Petite Pairs – which works perfectly with this layout.  Do you see how I even followed the pattern to create some interest on the front of the card?

Kaleidoscope 2Don't you think it is just fun?   The colors are so bright and vivid – and the patterns too just are plain fun.

Kaleidoscope 3I can't wait to use pieces of this on a scrapbook page.   In fact -I did get the digital download of this DSP. . . .it will be fun! 


Valentine Gift Packages – sweet!

This is the week that we show our loves just how much they mean to us.  When you find that special gift make sure the packaging is as special as the gift.  Here are a few ideas to inspire you. 

Tag a Bag

Tag a Bag Gift Box #130927 $6.95

Easy way to create party favors, gifts & treats.  Food safe. 8 boxes that come with acetate sleeves.

Tag a Bag 2I used the Spiral Flower Die, Secret Garden Framelits, Banner Framlit, Modern Medly DSP and Adorning Accents embossing folder to finish off this treasure.  I'll let you in on a secret – this box is for my love – and actually contains his gift! 

Muslin Bag

Mini Muslin Bag # #132180 $9.95

I love the quality of these muslin bags!   For this bag, I created a template using the small heart punch and sponge daubered Cherry Cobbler ink through the negative image onto the muslin bag.  With our wonderful new ink pads – it works perfectly!  The DSP is from Mosaic Madness.  Secured easily to the bag with a safety pin!   Inside this beauty, I added a favorite – chocolates!


Decorative Window

Decorative Window Gift Box #132146

Ahh – the window gift box. . . creates the "wonder" when you can get a bit of a sneak peak!   Red Glimmer paper die cut with the scalloped heart from the Hearts a Flutter framelits creates the perfect amount of bling!  The small glimmer hearts are punched from the owl punch.  I love this greeting – from Love You to the Moon stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  W 133140 $24.95   C 133143 $$17.95.  Stamped on Pool Party paper with a Whisper White scalloped border. 


Decorative WIndow 2Are you inspired yet?   Take the time to make sure you share your love for those whom make a difference for you everyday this week.  We've all been reminded at times that life is short – and we "wish" we could have. . . . or would have. . . .  This year, don't make it a wish – make it happen.


Sweet Gift Box

Flower gift box

Spiral Flower die 129379 $17.95


Isn't this gorgeous packaging?   Seriously, the spiral flower die is so easy to make a perfect flower.   Anyone can do it!   I must like it if you look at how many times I have posted pics with it!  LOL. 

If you were attending my open house today and brought a friend – this is the bonus project you would be making!    Yes – special access to the blue room for you and your friend! 

I used Cherry Cobbler Coordinations cardstock and cut 2 pieces to make the flower look a little fuller.  A trick I found if to run the die cut images through the big shot inside an embossing folder – it helps break the fibers to make this look oh so gorgeous.  The finishing touches of the banner (Mosaic Madnes DSP), leaf from the Secret Garden framelits and Burlap ribbon #132140 $7.95 in the Occasions catalog finish off this project perfectly.  The boxes are Stampin' Up! too!  And they are very reasonable – 4 for $2.95.  #124106. 

Flower gift box 2

Make your own 3-D flowers, perfect every time! Use the Spiral Flower Originals die to cut a scalloped spiral, roll it up, and there you have it–instant flower! Use with the Big Shot and Standard Cutting Pads.

Looking forward to seeing some of you at my open house today!   Enjoy your day everyone!  Make sure to share your smile with someone. 


Sweet Sorbet and Chevron


Sweet sorbet

Sweet Sorbet #133521 $10.95 FREE



You all know that sometimes you see something that just inspries you . . . .such is the case here.   I recently saw a non Stampin' Up! card that had a chevron pattern like this.  Knowing that I had a bunch of 1/2" strips of this DSP, I had to try it.  The outcome is certainly a bright card!   Yes, that's it, 1/2" strips – leftovers that mose of the time we just throw away.  So, I kind of recycled I guess!   :)   Pretty easy actually.

Sweet sorbet 2

I love the colors of the Sweet Sorbet paper!  Bright and cheery.  Trendy too.  It is a free item during Sale-a-Bration – it is one of the most poptular choices.  You can see the pattern above which is easily replicatable – the 1/2" strips are adhered to white cardstock.  I added a small focal point.  Note how nice the Flower Shop stamp coordinates with the Petite Petals stamp. 


So Cool!


Personalized Stamps

Personalized Stamp #132852 $23.95

In fact, way cool!   I am really excited to introduce you to the new clear – photopolymere personalized stamps!   It coordinates with the 1 3/8" circle punch – and you will need a clear block – B.   I can just imagine the possibilities!   Here are some of my ideas;


  • Address
  • Thank you
  • From the classroom of. . . . (teacher)
  • From the kitchen of. . .
  • Made with love
  • Save the date
  • Just married
  • Business name – promote your business!
  • Book belongs to. .
  • and so many more possibilities!

You can order these online and see a mock up of your finished stamp before you order.  I can't wait to order one for myself!    I would love to hear what ideas that you have for these personalized stamps – leave a comment with your ideas – share with all of us!

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Oh so Lovely


You're Lovely W 133575 C 133578 SAB item

I love the new Hardwood stamp!   I do hear frequently, "BJ I need masculine card ideas."   When I saw this in the catalog, I did immediately think of masculine and you'll see upcoming samples that are more masculine than this one.  I also wanted to challenge myself to see if this stamp was versatile enough to be used on a more feminine card.  Here is what I came up with.  Simple.  I used the stamp set "You're Lovely" from the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  If you're local, you could make this card tonight or tomorrow night at my Class.  Call quick for more details. 

"You're Lovely" pairs perfectly with the Deco labels framelits.   The colors I used are pool party and soft suede.





Simple Vivid Vases

Vivid vases

Vivid Vases $11.95 #133818

Vivid Vases is a wonderful – single stamp set in the Occasions catalog.  Single stamps are a perfect option for a quick card – most of them have a greeting with them – and this greeting can be used for multiple occasions.  Quick and simple.  Perfect too for a newer stamper that doesn't have a lot of stamps yet. 

Supplies I used on this card;

  • Kaleidoscope DSP #132995 $10.95
  • Cardstock;  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Watercolor Paper
  • Inks;  StazOn Black, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Daffodil Delight, Tangerine Tango
  • Accessories;  Scallop Edge punch, Basic Metal Buttons NEW! 133319 $7.95, White Bakers twine.

Sale-a-Bration Open House Update – Feb 8 9am-2pm. 



Gifts for RSVPing to Open House

Several of you have asked if I would consider having the open house available on Friday night – the answer is – yes!  If there are a few more people that need to come on Friday night (5-8p).  If you fit into that category, let me know!

New Class Schedule Spotlight

Card Buffet – I am super excited about this monthly class as it gives you – my customers more options.  Not just in the number of cards but in the days and times.  Plus, come – make – and GO!  It's going to be a hit! 

  • You will make 6 cards from a menu of 8.
  • All supplies will be ready for you! 
  • Change up your greetings if you need
  • Need more than 6?  extras available for $1.25 each.
  • Classes on Thursday 2:30-8pm or Friday 5-8pm
  • Class samples available the month before
  • Simple class fee – $5 for supplies! 
  • Class is open to anyone including club members!

It can't get much better than that!   Stay tuned and I will highlight another class in the next few days. 





Sale-a-Bration Open House is soon near. . .

Open house single-001

Are you going to be there?   Make sure you RSVP. . . extra gift will be waiting for you.  Here's one of the give aways I will have.  It was inspired by Becky Roberts a fellow Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  It uses one of my favorite new products – the Envelope Punch Board.  Did you see that I started "My Favorite Things" tab on my new blog?  Go check it out!  Check back frequently for updates!

Valentine Treat

I am planning for a LOT of you!

Valentine treats

You won't want to miss my new class debut!   There is something for everyone!

  Class single-001

Season of Love


It's February – I can't say that I am sad to see January gone. I'm sure whereever you are reading this from, you've probably just had it with winter too!  In February, I start thinking of Valentines day.  Here's some inspiration for you.  I used the photopolymere stamp set Countless Sayings 1 it's a set of 17 stamps for $13.95   #135892.

Love Countless Sayings 1 Fresh Prints

Yes, only $13.95!   Why photopolymere? 

  • It's entirely transparent for perfect placement every time
  • They are durable, the photopolymere is designed to last
  • Sticky.  These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks
  • Age tested.  Won't yellow or get cloudy over time
  • Stampin' Up!'s quality is present

Back to "love".   I also used the Fresh Prints DSP pack from the Occasions catalog  #132996 $6.95  I love this!   The price point, colors, size and prints are the reasons.   Paired with the red glimmer paper heart, this card sure does pop!   Check out the backgroung – Yep it's Gorgeous Grunge stamp set again!  If you've been following my bog, you know that this is a frequently used stamp set and is so perfect for so many backgrounds!   If you don't yet have it – it is a must have!

Gorgeous Grunge

W #130514 $24.95  C #130517 $17.95

Only 2 weeks left – so, use this weekend to get crafting!