Wednesday, January 17, 2018


Hello there! Back today with another card to share made with the set Lots of Lavender, another Sale-A-Bration product that you can get for FREE with a $50 order. I started with a Sahara Sand base and added a piece of DSP from the Wood Textures DSP Stack. On top of that I added a strip of DSP from the Tutti-fruitti DSP Stack.

I stamped the flower image twice onto Whisper White Cardstock using Elegant Eggplant ink. I stamped the inside image with Wisteria Wonder and the leaves with Pear Pizzazz. I cut out one whole image with Paper Snips, and just the flowers of the second image. I adhered the partial image to the card base with Glue Dots. I wrapped some Silver Metallic Thread around my fingers and attached a messy swirl to the back of the whole cut out image with Glue Dots. I then adhered it over the partial image with Dimensionals.

I stamped the labels with Label Me Pretty-the bottom in Elegant Eggplant and the top in Wisteria Wonder. I punched them out with the Pretty Label Punch & 1 3/4" Circle Punch. I adhered the large label to the flowers with SNAIL. I folded a piece of Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon in half and angled the ends. I added  Glue Dots to the center and to the back of the ribbon and attached it to the label. I added the sentiment on top with Mini Dimensionals.

Finally I punched out 3 leaf images from Vellum Cardstock using the Leaf Punch, and tucked them behind the flowers using Glue Dots. I finished it off with a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels. This is one of my favorite SAB offerings this year, and I would love to help you get your own set for FREE! Well, back to bed I go to try to get rid of this sinus headache. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Hello there! So sorry I've been MIA for the past couple of days. I got hit with bronchitis hard and I've pretty much been a slug for the past 2 days:( I made a goal for myself to post every day in 2018, and to get in 30 minutes of activity every day. Unfortunately things didn't work out as I planned. At least I'm feeling better to share some lovely cards with you today:)

This card was made with the Sale-A-Bration set called Amazing You. To be honest, I was not a fan when I first saw it. Actually it was one of my last picks for my SAB rewards. I kept seeing some beautiful cards made with it though, so I decided to get it and CASE some-and it was FREE, so what did I have to lose?

After I paired it with the gorgeous Sweet Soiree DSP, I started to warm up to it. I also used the coordinating Celebrate You Thinlits, that are also a SAB option. SU! tried something new this year by adding 2 higher-tiered options. These dies are available for FREE with a $100 order. I wasn't sure how it would go over with my customers, but I've had several who have ordered these! Again, the dies didn't excite me too much on their own, but when paired with the coordinating stamp set, they come alive:)

As a SU! demonstrator, I get access to a quarterly magazine and a weekly email full of ideas. The following 3 cards were from the email last week. I couldn't wait to make them and share them with you! This one is a bit more involved, but the WOW! factor makes the extra effort worth it!

I stamped the flower image twice in the center of a piece of Basic Black Cardstock with VersaMark. I heat-embossed it with Clear Embossing Powder. I stamped the ray image with VersaMark onto Vellum Cardstock to form a circle. I heat-embossed it with Copper Embossing Powder and a circle punch to cut it out. I used DSP from the Tutti-fruitti DSP Stack and Pick A Pattern Washi Tape.

I stamped the flower on Daffodil Delight Cardstock with the same color ink. I stamped the sentiment with Tangerine Tango on Whisper White & Peekaboo Peach Cardstock. I used the Pretty Pines and Welcome Home Thinlits with Old Olive, Tranquil Tide & Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock. I finished it off with a Hearts & Stars Element, a Delicate White Doily piece, and some Metallics Sequins.
This one was my favorite and I'll probably be making more of these. The possibilities are endless when you combine these 2 products.

For this I started with a Soft Sky base and ran a piece of Pick A Pattern Washi Tape along the side. I colored the stamp using Melon Mambo, Old Olive & So Saffron Markers and stamped it onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. I used the dies to cut out the sentiment from the center of the flowers and attached the cardstock to the base with Dimensionals.

I stamped the sentiment with Black Archival ink onto So Saffron Cardstock and cut 'amazing' from Basic Black Cardstock. I added a few Basic Rhinestone Jewels.

This one took a little time to run the dies through the Big Shot several times, but after the cutting was done, it came together quickly.

I used a green for the base, Pear Pizzazz or Wild Wasabi...I can't remember & for some reason it photographed funky. I cut out 'celebrate' 8 or 9 times and glued it down in rows using Liquid Tombow-tiny drops! I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to cut out the star strip using Daffodil Delight Cardstock.

I used the same thinlits for the Whisper White banner and used Silver Glimmer Paper to cut out 'amazing'.
I used the Tutti-fruitti DSP Stack to cut out YOU. I added the star with a Glue Dot.

I hope you got lots of inspiration today for how to put these products to use. I would love to have a Workshop/Party with you to help you earn one or both of these products for FREE! Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to hold an event of your own as you get an extra $25 in Host Rewards! Well, I think that's all for me today...Off to bed with my Z-pack, sinus meds, cough drops & Biofreeze. Hopefully I'm back to normal soon. Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Saturday, January 13, 2018


Hello there! I'm having fun playing with a new product from the Occasions Catalog-Brusho! These little jars contain watercolor ink crystals which help you watercolor like a pro:)

Make plans to attend TNT Tuesday! on Tuesday, January 16 at the Stampin' Pad. We'll be trying out this fun watercoloring technique several different ways.

We'll make the card above on Shimmery White Cardstock , and try it out on Watercolor Paper too.

Come learn how to make beautiful backgrounds, and master another coloring technique with your stamps.

For $30 you get a box which contains 5 pots. The crystals are highly concentrated so you only need a tiny amount to achieve beautiful results. This little box will probably outlive you!

You'll get Brilliant Red, Gamboge-orange, Yellow, Brilliant Blue & Mossy Green. You can mix the powders to get a whole rainbow of colors.

You won't want to miss this fun & informative class! TNT Tuesday runs from 6-8 at the Stampin' Pad this Tuesday, January 16th. The cost of the class is $15 or FREE with a $25 order! Please let me know if you plan to attend so I can have everything prepped for you. I hope to hear from you soon:) Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Friday, January 12, 2018


Hello there! Here's another card we made at Card Buffet last week featuring the Heartfelt Blooms set, which is a Sale-A-Bration product that you can earn for FREE with a $50 purchase. This has been a very popular set so far. This new 'DisINKtive' design gives the finished image such depth & detail. Look for more of this unique process from SU! in the future:) They actually have a patent for this new design!

I stamped the flower image & sentiment with Archival Black ink on Watercolor Paper, and used Aqua Painters with Powder Pink, Old Olive & Crushed Curry stamp pads to color in the image.

I also used the Diagonal Stripe Background Stamp on Very Vanilla Cardstock & the sentiment was stamped on Sweet Sugarplum Cardstock. I added some lovely Old Olive Sheer Ribbon & Old Olive Baker's Twine. I finished it off with a few Glitter Enamel Dots.

This is one of the samples I had at my Sale-A-Bration Kick-Off Event last week-end. I've been spending a lot of time in my stamp room coming up with additional ideas for all the fun & exciting new products in the SAB & Occasions Catalogs...I know, it's a dirty job:)

I got the idea for this beautiful card on Pinterest. I started with a Crumb Cake base and stamped the background in VersaMark. I stamped the flower image with Sweet Sugarplum-apparently I have a thing for Sweet Sugarplum with this set:) I stamped a second flower on Very Vanilla Cardstock & cut it out with Paper Snips. I colored in the center with a Daffodil Delight Marker. I stamped the sentiment with Wild Wasabi ink.

I mounted the Very Vanilla Cardstock to a piece of Crumb Cake & wrapped some Sweet Sugarplum Baker's Twine around the cardstock twice & tied a bow. I then attached the cut-out flower with Dimensionals. I adhered the whole piece to the Crumb Cake base with Dimensionals.

Make plans to attend Card Buffet next month and make both of these lovely cards. Or better yet, get your order in for $50 and earn your own set for FREE and make as many cards as you want! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Thursday, January 11, 2018


Hello there! Check out this adorable card made with the Fruit Basket Bundle. This is one of the choices from Card Buffet last week, or one you can make tonight at Happy Hour:)

The stamp set is pretty cute on its own, but pair it with the Itty Bitty Fruit Punch Pack & it's cuteness overload!

You don't want to miss the Tutti-fruitti DSP Stack either. It coordinates perfectly!

Are you ready for the pay-off! You can earn these adorable Tutti-Fruitti Cards & Envelopes for FREE as a Sale-A-Bration choice! They coordinate with the Tutti-Fruitti Suite and make the perfect pear (see what I did there?) If you buy the Fruit Basket Bundle & add the DSP & the Tutti-Fruitti Adhesive-Backed Sequins or Washi Tape, you'll qualify to earn the Tutti-Fruitti Card & Envelopes for FREE!  So much fun! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Wednesday, January 10, 2018


Hello there! Here's one of the cards we made at Card Buffet last week featuring the new set Hedgehugs. It works perfectly for Valentine's Day.

I paired it with Crumb Cake Cardstock & Wood Textures DSP. I added some Cherry Cobbler Double-Stitched Ribbon and used the Labels to Love stamp set & Everyday Label Punch.

I stamped the hedgehog with Soft Suede ink and used my Ivory & Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends to color him.

This is an adorable set & would work for several occasions. You could order this with some of the other products used and could earn a SAB set for FREE!

Like this adorable little guy for example:) Order $50 in either the brand new Occasions Catalog or the Annual Catalog and get Party Pandas for FREE!

I added him to a Pool Party card base and added some of the fun Picture Perfect Party 6" x 6" DSP Stack. I also added some Washi Tape from the Basics Pack 3.

I stamped the sentiment with Tangerine Tango onto Peekaboo Peach Cardstock and cut the words apart. I added a few Iridesdcent Sequins and that's all there is to this cute card.

Stay tuned for lots more ideas for earning some FREE products! Thanks so much for stopping by:)

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Hello there! Just popping in to share this cute little favor made with the Bubble Over Bundle. All of the attendees that come to Happy Hour on Thursday will leave with one of these little cuties!

The Bubble Over stamp set & matching Bottles & Bubbles Framelits make it so easy to create these fun little bottles. Add the Bubbles & Fizz DSP that you can get for FREE, and there's no end to the adorable projects that you can come up with!

This was so much fun to make & I couldn't help but sing "99 bottles of beer on the wall" while I was putting it together:) The stamp set gives you all kinds of options, so you can easily make these bottles of pop instead of beer for your under-age friends:)

This little favor pairs nicely with one of the other projects you'll be making Thursday night.

This is the other card you'll be making. Both of these cards will be quick & easy to make, so you're more than welcome to stay & make some cards from Card Buffet last week.

This is one of the choices available & would make the perfect thank you gift, along with the favor.

My BOGO event from this past week-end was such a big hit I've decided to extend it through the rest of the month! Place an order for any amount & pick that same amount from my Retired Stash for FREE! And remember for every $50 you order you get a FREE SAB product of your choice!

Please let me know if you can make it Thursday so I can have one of these little cuties waiting for you:) Thanks so much for stopping by!