Beautiful You


One of my favorite stamp sets in the 2017 Occasions Catalog is Beautiful You.  It is so versatile with 3 different images of women and wonderful sentiments.

143637-beautiful-youBeautiful You

#143637 – Clear Mount,

#143004 – Wood Mount

hss-254The sketch at Hand Stamped Sentiments provided the layout of this card.  I used the paper piecing technique to dress the lovely lady.  It’s really an easy technique.  Simply stamp the image onto a piece of Designer Series Paper and cut out the portion you want, which in this case, is the dress.  Then adhere the dress to the image stamped onto Very Vanilla card stock.  To complete her outfit, I colored her hat using an Aqua Painter and my Emerald Envy stamp pad.


Thanks for stopping by!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

  • Very Vanilla, Basic Black, and Emerald Envy Cardstock; Playful Palette DSP
  • Emerald Envy and Tuxedo Black Memento Inks
  • Ovals Collection Framelits, Aqua Painter

Earn Free Products During Sale-A-Bration

Today is an exciting day as the 2017 Occasions catalog is launched and Sale-A-Bration begins!


The Occasions catalog is full of beautiful new products, including products for Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day.   Enjoy browsing through the catalog by clicking on the image below.




What is more exciting than FREE product??  From January 4, 2017 – March 31, 2017, you can earn free products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  View the products by clicking on the image below.


There are four ways to earn free product –


For every $50 purchase (before shipping and tax), you get one item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog.


Purchase a 3-Month Prepaid Subscription (#137859) for $55 and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!


Purchase a 12-Month Prepaid Subscription (#137861) for $215 and you will earn Stampin’ Rewards and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items!

This offer will end on March 31, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).


Need another excuse to get together with friends? For individual or combined orders of at least $250 in sales, you’ll earn $25 more in Stampin’ Rewards!  You can even apply your Stampin’ Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!



For $99 you get to choose $125 worth of products, 2 Sale-A-Bration products, and get free shipping.  If you would like more information on joining my team, contact me at

Let the shopping begin here!  If your order is less than $150, please use Hostess Code APWPBGGU. Thank you!

Happy Stamping,



Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek

Tasty Trucks
Stampin Up!’s annual Sale-A-Bration begins January 4, 2017, and today’s card features the Tasty Trucks stamp set which is one of the FREE products you can earn with a $50 purchase!  This card also features the new Watercolor Pencils available January 4th in the 2017 Occasions Catalog.  They come in a set of thirteen Stampin’ Up! colors and can be used alone to fill in stamped images or can be used with an Aqua Painter or Blender Pen to achieve a watercolored look.

This stamp set is so adorable, but I have to confess that my interest in the set also has to do with the fact that my son had a food truck for a couple of years from which he served up some awesome tacos!


I used Freshly Made Sketches #268 as the starting point for this card.  I also used elements from the Gorgeous Grunge and Swirly Birds stamp sets to add the diagonal lines and splotches.


Have a great week!


Happy New Year!


Happy New Year!  I wish you a year of blessings and creativity!

One of my resolutions for this year is to consistently post ideas here.  I hope you will stop by often and would love to have you share your comments.

Happy Stamping!


Stampin’ Up! Products Used:

  • Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set
  • It’s My Party DSP; Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock; Gold Foil Sheet
  • VersaMark stamp pad
  • Basic Black embossing powder
  • Large Numbers framelits dies

Very Merry Christmas



Hello Stamping Friends,


Today’s CAS card was inspired by the Inspiration Challenge #252 at Hand Stamped Sentiments. The blue in the sketch just popped for me!  The color combination I used for this card is Pacific Point, Cucumber Crush, and Real Red.

The trees are stamped in Cucumber Crush.   To better define the trees, I inked the solid image from the Festival of Trees stamp set in Pool Party and “stamped off” once before stamping over each tree.  To add a little sparkle to trees, I added a couple of Gold Glitter stars and used Wink of Stella on the red ornaments.  I used the Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder to give some texture to the Whisper White base layer.

Thanks for stopping by!


Stampin Up! Products used:

  • Stamp Sets:  Festival of Trees, And Many More
  • Ink: Cucumber Crush, Pool Party, Real Red, and Pacific Point
  • Paper:  Pacific Point, Real Red, and Whisper White cardstock; Gold Glitter Paper
  • Other: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles Framelits, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits, Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder, Tree Punch, Wink of Stella


Stampin’ Up!’s Year-End Closeout


Stampin’ Up! is doing a little year-end cleaning and has some great deals for you!  All of the closeout items can be found at my online store in the Year-End Closeouts section.  Be sure to check out all the categories in that shopping section.  Included are retiring items from the current Holiday catalog as well as clearance and high-inventory items.  Many items are discounted up to 60% and are available only while supplies last.  Please use Hostess code BAFRBSNP when you place an order.

Happy shopping!



Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza


Stampin’ Up!’s Online Extravaganza only happens once a year and you won’t want to miss it! For one week only, November 21-28, 2016, save up to 40% on select products.  There will be 24-hour sales on the first day (today!) and the last day (November 28) of the promotion, featuring special products available for that day only.  View the entire product list by clicking on the image below:


Shop my online store for these specials.  Quantities are limited!  Orders of $150 or more earn host rewards.  If your order is less than $150, please use host code BAFRBSNP. Contact me if you have any questions.

Happy Shopping!