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Simple Simple Simple #2 Blended Seasons Card

Using Tuesday's base design today we're creating a Simple Simple Simple #2 Blended Seasons Card. 8-10-18 flower

Today we're using the same design template as Tuesday but using the flower from the Blended Seasons stamp set--I used the paper snips to trim this out. I use the separate leaf stamp for the stamping around the focal point and colored all with the new Assortment 2 Watercolor Pencils blended with the Blender Pens...quick, fun, & easy coloring! Note: Here's Tuesday's link if you missed it

Things to remember:
*The Blended Seasons stamps, framelits, & bundles are ONLY AVAILABLE in AUGUST! This limited edition stamp set/framelits will not be available after August--you'll want to grab it now while supplies last. The water color pencils are NOT part of the bundle (Stampin'Up! states these may be offered at some future time.)
*We are having a class in my studio August 26th, 1PM to create 3 more card designs (3 of each) using the awesome bundle, so sign up for that now - only 10 spaces open. Note--if you can't come to class you can just order the card packets--you will have the stamps and framelits if you order the bundle. (Reservations required: Fee $25). Call 410 836 8016 or email:
*August is Bonus Days---for each $50 in product (excludes Shipping/Tax) Stampin'Up! will email you a $5 coupon to spend in September (be sure Stampin'Up! has your correct email address because they will send it to the one they have on file)

 Note: the new Holiday Mini Catalog is on it's way to our stampers---if you don't have a demonstrator and you'd like to get a copy of this new mini---contact me at or 410 836 8016 and I'd love to get a copy in your hands.

Card Directions:

1. Cut Lovely Lipstick cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4. (cardbase) Stamp the flower image (Blended Seasons stamp set) in Lovely Lipstick ink randomly over the card front.

2. Stamp the flower image in Stazon black ink on scrap Simmery White cardstock. Color  center flower/leaves with Cherry Cobbler & Granny Apple Green watercolor pencils; blend color with Blender pens. Cut out colored image with paper snips. 

3. Cut 2 X 5 1/2 Shimmery White cardstock. Stamp verse (Blended Seasons stamp set) in Stazon Black ink. Attach above flower to the left with dimensionals.

4. Stamp leaf image in Stazon black in around the verse and attached flower; color with Granny Apple Green watercolor pencils; blend with Blender pens. Adhere 3 small rhinestones.

5. Cut Basic Black cardstock 5 1/2 X 2 1/8; adhere stamped cardstock to this with liquid glue; attach this unit to the card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending.

Here's the supply list--click on the Shop Now button or on one of the images below and order your supplies from my store:

Another Awesome Introduction!

Today I want to make you Another Awesome Introduction of Tea Room Designer Series Paper meeting Bee Thankful stamp set. Remember on Tuesday Tranquil Textures met Rooted in Nature (it's here if you missed it, well there's another meeting you need to see! 6-29-19 Bee Thankful

I used a subtle So Saffron design (Tea Room DSP) and I stamped Thanks (Bee Thankful) and used my markers to color it in...what a FAST and delightful "Thank you" card that took less that 5 minutes (it only took that long because I had to hunt for my Coastal Cabana marker)!

When you need a quick but amazing card--check out your Stampin'Up! Designer Series Papers---pick a pattern that is fairly subtle and find a bold and/or solid image and stamp with a slightly darker ink...the results are fantastic and with minimal effort.

I'm going to give you the specific directions followed by the Supply List. Order what you need by hitting the Shop Now button or by clicking on one of the product images below. And if you use this month's Host code (BBBRN4DK) when you check out, I'll give you $5 in Stampin'Up! product (I choose) for each $50 in product that you purchase.

Note: if you miss the box for the Host Code, hit your Shopping Cart (top right), then scroll down to the left bottom and the box is there)


1. Cut So Saffron cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score long side at 4 1/4 (card base); cut Coastal Cabana cardstock 5 1/4 X 4, adhere to cardbase with liquid glue.

2. Cut So Saffron with crossed teaspoons 3 7/8 X 5 1/8 (from Tea Room Designer Series Paper), stamp 'thanks' (Bee Thankful stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink. Using Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, and Granny Apple Green Stampin'Write markers, color in the image. Adhere to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending! While you are creating, make several to keep on hand--they will be quick an easy to assemble when you need them.

Here is the supply list--hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below to start shopping now!


Rooted in Nature Meets Tranquil Textures

Need a fast terrific guy card...Rooted in Nature Meets Tranquil Textures does the trick! One of the best things about Designer Series Paper is that it does most of the hard work for you! Your card turns out great with little effort and you get lots of raves for your art!

Here's today's terrific guy card...check out the top layer--see that beautiful texture image--well it doesn't come with the leaves on it--these were stamped on very quickly and the greeting added---looks like a million bucks! 6-26-18 rooted in nature

It looks great after I placed the greeting on the card front but I love to capture the little bit of extra pizzazz--so I added the tie of copper trim and that classy copper leaf trio (Leaf Elements)...that was just the coordinating touch that sent this card from wonderful to superb in a heartbeat. 6-26-18 close up

I'll give you the simple directions and then the supply list. You can hit the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images below and you'll be in my can enter this month's host code (BBBRN4DK) and you'll receive from me $5 in product (I select) for each $50 in product that you purchase. If you don't see the space to enter the host code--click on your Shopping Cart at the top of the page and scroll to the bottom left--the box is right there.


1. Cut Shaded Spruce 4 1/4 X 11, score the long side at 5 1/2 (card base); cut Soft Sea Foam 4 x 5 1/4; adhere to card front with liquid glue.

2. Cut the soft green texture piece of Tranquil Textures designer series paper 3 7/8 X 5 1/8; stamp leaves  (Rooted in Nature) in Shaded Spruce classic ink diagonally; adhere to Soft Seafoam layer with liquid glue.

3. Cut Shimmery White cardstock  1 1/4 X 3 1/2, stamp verse (Rooted in Nature) in Stazon Jet Black ink (leave a bit of room on the left side). Cut Copper Foil  1 3/8 X 3 3/8; adhere to back of Shimmery White with glue dots. Cut Shaded Spruce 3 5/8 X 1 1/2 and adhere to back of Shimmery White with liquid glue. 

4. Tie a 10" piece of Copper Trim around the unstamped end  (anchor with a glue dot); tuck in a copper leaf trio element and attach with a glue dot under the knot. Attach unit to card front with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list--order your supplies now by hitting the Shop Now button or clicking on one of the product images below:

Another Tropical Chic Wave

Today we're having Another Tropical Chic Wave--in case you missed Tuesday's here

 Today's Wave is a fantastic Tropical card--those thinlets are so easy to use & the new glimmer paper with easy-to-use backing is really making these processes quite simple. 6-12-18 Tropical Chic card

Today's card uses the Tropical Chic Bundle & this time we've added the Tropical Escape 6X6 Designer Series Paper--this automatically ratchets up the interest level a couple of notches...a sprinkle of gold glimmer paper and it doesn't get any better!

The directions are followed by the Supply List...use Shop Now button (or click on a product images) & you'll be in my store---order supplies online & use this month's Host Code (BBBRN4DK) to receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product you order.

Here are the directions:

1. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2; score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base). Cut Designer paper (I used the multi-leaf design from Tropical Escape DSP) 4 3/16 X 5 7/16 and adhere to card base front.

2. Cut Whisper White cardstock 3 X 4 1/4--stamp tropical background dots randomly in Granny Apple Green ink; cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 2 7/8 X 4 1/8. Using the square leaves die (Tropcial Thinlets) in the top part of the Lemon cardstock --run through the Big Shot (sandwich: magnetic base, Precision base plate, cardstock, die, standard cutting pad). Use the die brush over the die to assist removing small bits. Adhere the Lemon layer to the white cardstock with liquid glue. Adhere this unit to the card front with liquid glue.

3. Cut Whisper White cardstock 7/8 X 3 3/4, stamp "Thank you" in Granny Apple Green ink on the right side; cut dovetail in the right end. Adhere this to the card front using dimensionals...see card front for positioning.

4. Cut long leaf from Gold Glimmer & smaller leaf from Mossy Meadow cardstock--adhere to greeting banner with glue dots. Adhere flower (Tropical elements) with glue dot over leaf stems. Tie two 6" pieces linen thread in bow & adhere to button center with glue dot.

Your card is ready for sending!

Here's the supply list--order your supplies now:

Ohhh, It's A Tropical Chic Wave

Love it, love it, love it...It' a Tropical Chic Wave!  (Remember that old song--It's a Tropical "Heat" Wave)....we'll so far we've only have a 'wet' wave here in Maryland as far as weather goes but as far as Stampin'Up! goes--it's a Tropical Chic Wave...that new stamp set with the amazing tropical leaves thinlets and that designer series paper is to die for.

So this week I'm featuring 2 fun projects using both because I simply couldn't put it down--along with last weeks feature of the new glimmer paper....(if you didn't see it--check it out here

Here's a very simple 3 X 3 Thank you Note...but being simple doesn't mean being without lots of pizzazz 6-15-18 Tropical Chic notecard

This note uses a wonderful thinlet that cuts out the center and leave an opening with a network of leaves under which you can place a contrasting color--this makes a wonderfully interesting center piece or a background as we used here for our "thank you" greeting. (Check back Friday for a card using this as a feature focal point.)

The instructions below are very you can keep these in your file for future reference when you need a quick but awesome notecard.

Following the directions is a list of supplies you'll need. Click on the Shop Now button (or click on any product image below and you'll be in my store.) Remember if you use this month's host code (BBBRN4DK) when you check out, you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase.

 Here are the instructions:

1. Cut thick white cardstock 3 X 6; score the long side at 3" (notecard base)

2. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 2 7/8 X 2 7/8; adhere to notecard base with liquid glue

3. Cut 2 3/4 X 2 3/4 Whisper White cardstock, lay the square die (Tropical Thinlets) on this cardstock and run through Big Shot (sandwich: Magnetic platform (#130658), Precision base place, paper, die, standard cutting pad). Use the die brush on the die side to help remove the scrap pieces.

4. Adhere this over the green layer using liquid glue.

5. Cut 7/8 X 2 1/2 Soft Seafoam cardstock (#146988); stamp Thank you (Tropical Chic stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink, cut dovetail in right end and attach to notecard with dimensionals.

6. Tie two 6" pieces of linen thread in a bow, attach to front of a button (Tropical Elements) and adhere to left of Thank you with a glue dot.

Your card is ready to go!

H1.ere's the supply list---click on any product image and you'll be in my store--order what you need: 

And don't forget if you need envelopes for these 3 X 3 notecards the item number is 145829.



AWESOME Glimmery News!!!

Today I'm going to share some truly AWESOME Glimmery News!!!

As you know I love, love, love Glimmer Paper and that sometimes when we use thinlets we are challenged with getting a good cut! And, we've all been waiting to get our hands on the 4 new Glimmer Papers so we could see if they work well with thinlets.

Well, the AWESOME NEWS is that the New GLIMMER PAPER is AWESOME!!!  The backing is thinner and the cut is truly AWESOME...I"m going to show you pictures and also  give you a good hint about "over" check this out....

First, here's the new set of thinlets (Springtime Impressions) that I'm using today--the butterfly which as you can see has a lot of intricate design work going on: Thinlry

Here we are ready to cut (Magnetic platform, Precision Base Plate, Glimmer paper (face up), Die (face down), standard cutting pad)

Ready to cut

Now, roll it through the Big Shot JUST ONE TIME.  Did you know that sometimes the more you roll it through the Big Shot the harder it is to get out of the dies--sometimes tearing when you try to dig it out? So always run it through the least amount of times you can to avoid this catastrophe.  Do you know how to tell if you have run it through enough? Turn the die over and look at the back--if you see good cuts through the backing like this (below) then you do not need to run it through again--in fact, you shouldn't run it through again so you won't empact they paper into the die.  This is what a good cut looks like: Backsided

Now leave the paper in the die and use your Die Brush on the die-side:

Die brush

Remove the paper from the die and you are ready to use in your project...


Here's a finished card using this same die---awesome, right?

  Holding abstract impressions butterfly

So remember:

*Only run the die through the Big Shot one time
*Check the back for a good cut
*Leave the paper in the thinlet/die to use the Die Bruch
*Use the Die Brush on the "die" side --not on the paper side

I could hardly wait to give you the good news! I almost posted a couple of days early to get this great news to you! So go to my store (hit the Shop Now button) or click on one of the product images below to order some of that new re-designed Glimmer paper and other supplies that you need.

If you'd like me to place the order call 410 836 8016 or email:

Remember, if you order online and use this months's Host code (BBBRN4DK) you will receive from me $5 in Stampin'Up! products for each $50 in product that you order. Note: if you order $150 or more, don't use my code--be your own hostess and choose the Stampin' Rewards for yourself!


Supply List--just click on any image below and you'll be in my store ready to place an order--so click on an image now:



3 Awesome Offers

Today I'm going to give you 3 Awesome Offers!

As you know the big new Stampin'Up! catalog is alive and well---tons of great amazing new  products and I know your list is probably like mine....endless. So today I'm going to give you some help (see offer #1) and a way to own a lot of it without mortgaging the house or maybe the kids (just "kidding"...well, sort of). So let's get to it...

#1 - Color Ring - Only available through June

2 3/4 square of all 53 colors of cardstock loaded on a 3" key ring

Labeled by family and each color labeled with color name

*Super for identifying colors
*Amazing for helping to coordinate colors
*Superior tool for years to come
Color ring

 Fee: $10

Call now 410 836 8016 or

2 - In Color Club - 2018 - 2020
(see colors on page 183)

Own it all

*​​​​​​*5 Ink pads
*5 Ink refills
*5 Markers
*5 Cardstock
*5 Ribbon
Binder Clips (month 2)
6 X 6 Designer Series Paper (month 5)
Free 8 1/2 X 11 multi pack of cardstock In Colors (month 5)

This brings your cost down 4%

**If you already purchased the Ink Pad collection in May--select the Club with "NO INK"
If you already received Grapefruit Grove--
ou may substitute another ink color for this ink pad only

Download the club details here (with ink) Download In Color Club -All
or without ink  Download In Color Club - No Ink

Call 410 836 8016 or


#3 Designer Series Paper Club
(available only through August)
Own 1 sheet of all designs from all
20 New Designer Series Papers in the New Catalog
*Full sheets (12 X 12 sheets are NOT cut)
Download the brochure here  Download DSP Club
Call 410 836 8016 or
Note: for all 3 offers: these prices do not include shipping to you. Shipping will be determined by your location.

It's All New!

Today we're going to play with something---It's All New! We've been waiting so long to get our hands on some of the new stuff out of the big new Stampin'Up! catalog. (If you haven't received your new catalog, contact me right away 410 836 8016 or and I'll get yours in the mail to you!)

So here it is.... Note card

I'm using some pre-colored Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes--that makes the stamping go really quickly. The focal point is from the Varied Vases Bundle--a cute little stamp set and its coordinating punch--yes, I said punch---it's really awesome and you can do tons of variations with it and the stamp set.

I'm going to give you the directions followed by a list of supplies...remember...

You can begin placing orders from the new big Stampin'Up! catalog about 2PM Eastern time today (6/1/18)
If you place your order online and use this month's Host code (BBBRN4DK), you will receive $5 in product for each $50 in product that you order online using this host code--that's an extra 10% value for you!

Here's the directions:

1. Stamp the " scalloped table top" in Stazon Jet Black ink on the Bermuda Bay watercolored Delightfully Detailed Note Cards & Envelopes.

2. Punch a vase from Bermuda Bay cardstock using the Vases Builder punch. "Sit" this on the table top and with a pencil mark the top of the vase.

3. Using the stem (Varied Vases stamp set) stamp 2 stems in Stazon Black ink (#101406) that end in the vase "line" you drew --I recommend laying a piece of copy paper right below the line so that you don't have to worry about the stems extending outside the vase.

4. Add the punched vase to the table top using mini dimensionals--position so the stems are sticking out the vase top.

5. Punch two tulips from Lovely Lipstick cardstock and using mini dimensionals add these to the stamped stems.

6. Stamp Hello (Varied Vases stamp set) in Stazon Black ink --see card for placement.

Your notecard is ready for sending!

Here is a list of the products we used---hit the Shop Now button (after 2PM today 6/1/18) to order your supplies:

Ooooh My Goodness, I Gotta Have It All!


Oooooh My Goodness, I Gotta Have It All
! Stampin'Up! is releasing a bundle of new products one month early! Yep, you can get then during the month of May---as bundles--there are 4 bundles let's talk about them!

First let me say that you can only purchase these products in May as "bundles" --you save 10% when you purchase bundles
Second, after May you can purchase these products but the Bundles will NOT be available AND you will not receive the FREE items that you receive with the bundles!
Note: there are a couple of great ways to increase your savings on the Bundles during keep reading!

Here's a close up of the  feature stamp set Stamp set

And there's also a wonderful alphabet stamp set that includes such phrases as "Handcrafted Just for You," "Hand stamped by,"  copyright Stampin'Up! (which you need if you sell cards/products that use Stampin'Up! stamps...there are more phrases included too!

Here's a pic of the Big Shot embossing folder --talk about gorgeous! This is outstanding!FolderThen there's the Specialty Designer Series Paper that has some wonderful features
*Some of the images are can see that in the Mint Macaron card below
*There are 24 (instead of the usual 12) sheets in this DSP pack

Here are a couple of close up shots of the DSP  Dsp2 IMG_7694 (1)

Download the brochure here that describes all 3 bundles PLUS you can also get a bundle of the New In Color ink pads*
*Don't worry I'm offering 2 In Color Clubs this year that will take into account this Bundle--so go ahead and order it if you want to get a head start! Here's the brochure  Download 04.01.18_CUSTOMER_FLYER_SHAREWHATYOULOVE_US

We are hosting a Share What You Love class June 10th  1PM at my studio---we'll be creating 3 card designs (5 of each) using the stamp set and the DSP from that Gotta Have It All bundle.  Seating is limited.

(Reservations are required, space reserved with payment of fee $25--or see below for a reduced class price.)  Can't make it to the class---just order the Class To Go ($25 + $5 shipping).

Here are the cards we'll be creating:

6-10-18 Crumb Cake 6-10-18 Crumb Cake 6-10-18 Crumb Cake







Now remember I promised you a couple of ways to get more  dollars off the Gotta Have It All bundle--this is the bundle that includes all the products (except the In Color ink pads) that Stampin'Up! is offering during the month of May PLUS 3 free items are included in the bundle...check this out:

1. When you place your order for Gotta Have It All Bundle, if you include the IN Color Ink bundle OR an additional $22.50 in any other product--you will qualify as being your own Hostess and you will earn $16 in FREE Stampin'Up! products! Wow--all the new products and the new In Color ink pads PLUS an additional $16 in SU products!


2. If you sign up for the June 10th Class (or the Class To Go) at the same time you order the Gotta Have It All Bundle--you will receive $5 discount on the class fee ---that's like getting an additional 4% off the bundle price.

Call me now 410 836 8016 or email:'s get your Gotta Have It All Bundle ordered plus be your own hostess and sign up for the Share What You Love class (or the Class to Go)!


Easiest Quickest DIY Easter Treat Bag Ever!

I'm going to show you the Easiest Quickest DIY Easter Treat bag Ever! OK, let's face it--if your Easter treats are not ready to go by now you are looking for a super easy quick way to make them look awesome with minimal time & effort-- right?

So, here you go... Bag

Cute, right? No bows to tie--this will really appeal to some of you. Best part is that the designer series paper I'm  using is  free (Sale-a-bration freebie) & you can get 2 treat bags from a single sheet. This works great with any designer paper for any occasion--so download this info & you can use it over & over again.

I'll give you the simple directions & then the supply list for re-creating this cutie. Remember...

*Sale-a-bration ends this Saturday night at midnight--for each $50 in product that you purchase you can select a free item from the SAB brochures (download them here  Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-US & here  Download 03.15.18_FLYER_3RD_RELEASE_SAB_US)

*For every 4 SAB freebies you earn you'll receive a reward box of chocolates & a $5 gift card from me! (P.S. You can earn as many as you want!)

*If you place your order online and use this month's host code (ZA6YXWHN) you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me!


1. Cut Bubbles & Fizz designer series paper ( Lemon Lime Twist bubble pattern) 6 X 12"

2. On the short side score at 2 inches; on the long side score at 3 1/2, 5 3/4, 9 1/4, 11 1/2. Use bone folder to form nice creases on the score lines.

3. Use Tear & Tape on the end (good side) with the 1/2" flap end, remove covering & adhere tab to the (wrong side) of the  opposite end (forming a square tube).

4. On the bottom where the 2" score line intersects the vertical score lines, cut up the 4 score lines to the 2" score mark; fold in 2 smaller sides.

5. Place Tear & Tape on wrong side of 2 larger flaps, remove covering from tape & fold over 2 small flaps & then last large flap. This forms the bag bottom.

6. Pinch front & back of bag together on both sides by pinching the sides between your fingers and pushing in on the side. Fold doily over top of  bag & hold in place with gold clip.

7. Stamp bunny in Archival black ink on Whisper White cardstock, color image with Wink of Stella. Use Pink Powder marker on the ears, nose & bow. Punch out with 1 1/8" scalloped circle punch. Punch a 1 3/8" scalloped circle from  Lemon Lime Twist glimmer paper...adhere both circles together with glue dots. Adhere 2 small rhinestones to tag & slip tag under gold clip.

Your bag is ready for treats!

Here are the supplies you'll need to purchase by clicking on the images below and go right into my store