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Simple Simple Simple Blended Seasons Card

Today we'll create a Simple Simple Simple Blended Seasons card! It's that totally awesome new stamp set that Stampin'Up! available only during August. There's a fantastic coordinating set of framelits (get both - bundle saves 10%).  They are only available in August AND as long as supplies last. I'm assuming Stampin'Up! planned well, but we have seen supplies do not always meet the super demand of some of these terrifically popular products. So my tip to you is order soon!

Here's today's card---this card (and the bundle) are designed to span the seasons meaning there is something in there for any season and any occasion--those bundles are wonderful to have on hand when you need something quick and easy. 8-7-18 Blended Seaesons leaves

We've used only one stamp from the set as the background & as the focal point in the middle band. You can substitute any of your favorite colors! The directions are below followed by the Supply List. Use the Shop Now button or click on one of the product images & order your supplies from by store now while we have sufficient supplies.

Things to remember:
*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)

Card Directions:
1. Cut Lemon Lime Twist cardstock 8 1/2 X 5 1/2, score the long side at 4 1/4 (card base); stamp leave images randomly on card front with Lemon Lime Twist Ink. (note: clean the stamp to use with another ink)

2. Cut Shimmery White cardstock 2 X 5 1/2. Stamp "Wishing you all the best" (Blended Seasons stamp set) in Stazon Jet Black ink on the right side.  Stamp the leaf images around the verse in black ink. Color these images with Watercolor pencils (Granny Apple Green and Garden Green). I blended both of these on the darker leaves to give the Garden a bit more yellow. Blend the color with Blender pens. Apply Wink of Stella on the lighter green leaves.

3. Cut Granny Apple Green cardstock 5 1/2 X 2 1/4. Adhere to the back of the Shimmery strip with liquid glue; adhere this unit to the center of the cardbase with liquid glue.

Your card is ready for sending---it was simple, right?

Here is the supply list...use the Shop Now button or click on one of the images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now while supplies last.



Faster than Fastest Birthday Card Ever!

 Tuesday I showed you the Fastest Birthday Card Ever, but this is Friday and we have been really busy and we are getting tired but we still have one more birthday card to whip out before the weekend fun today I"m going to show you the Faster than Fastest Birthday Card Ever!

 If you missed Tuesday's post you can see it here

 Today we're still using the same Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack and the Whisper White Memories & More Cards & Envelopes (small size today). 148040G
Here's the card I selected because I didn't need to get out any stamps--the greeting is included: Small celebrate today cardAnd, here's the Faster than Fastest Birtthday Card Ever: Small celebrate today decorated

I cut a 3 1/8 X 4 1 /8 Calypso Coral cardstock layer---glued it to the back of the card with liquid glue.; adhere this unit to the small Whisper White Memories & More Card. Added 3 Glitter Enamel dots and--called it Done! (Don't forget the envelopes are included)

It really does carry lots of pizzazz and it did only take me less that 2 minutes from beginning to the end! There are tons of cards to select from--some will need some stamping--others not...just grab this pack of M&M cards and start creating your own Faster than Fastest Birthday Card ever!

Here's the supply on the Shop Now button or on one of the images below and if you use the current month Host Code (BBBRN4DK) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase:


Fastest Birthday Card Ever!

Today I'm going to share with you the Fastest Birthday Card Ever! Those Memories and More cards come in super handy when you need to get a card done super quick and still have it look awesome..the card set I used for today's card is the Delightfully Detailed set.... 147038G

There are 50 total double sided designs and some laser cuts.  The sizes are 4 X 6 and 3 X 4. Now here's the super part---you don't even have to cut card bases because now Stampin'Up! has Large and Small Memories & More Whisper White cards & Envelopes that these M&M cards fit on exactly with no extra cutting on the card. And you don't have to worry about envelopes--they are included.  You may remember that when we used the large cards previously we had to cut them down to the 5 1/2 X 4 1/4 size to fit nicely on the regular sized card base---no more--just grab the M&M card base and you are ready to go!

148040GOK, here's the M&M card that I started with: Large hbd cardNow this would have been just fine for a quick and simple card--just adhere it to the card base and you are done!

But just add a bit more bling and a red layer base and you get the stepped up version: Large hbd decorated

I cut a Real Red cardstock layer 4 1/8 X 6 1/8, adhered that to the back of the M&M card--then adhered that to the M&M Large card with liquid glue. Then punched 2 Four Petal Flowers (new punch) and layered them with dimensionals and adhered to the card with another dimensional--there's a clear faceted gem as the flower center. Added 3 of the new Candle embellishments to the lower card front--they already have adhesive on the back! And there you have a really awesome card that only took less that a couple of minutes to assemble! Not bad, right?

Also, you can just use the Whisper White Memories & More Cards and Envelopes for your own card designing! Great base to just be able to start stamping!

Here's the supply list--click on the Shop Now button on this page or on one of the images below and you'll be in my store. Order your supplies now and if you use this month's host code (BBBRN4DK) you'll receive from me $5 in Stampin'Up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase. So order 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:

Last Call for Stampin'Up! Retiring Products!

5-29-18 last call

This week is the Last Call for Stampin'Up! Retiring Products!  Tons and tons of products are going away for good never to be seen again. You don't want to miss out on getting those must have items before they retire or are sold out (some already are). Last date to place an order from the 2017 big catalog or from the Occasions mini catalog is Thursday 5/31/18!

Here's my you won't be disappointed....

1. Check out the list of retiring products--down load the list here  Download AC Retired List-US and here  Download AC-OCC Retired Disc-US

2. Make a list of what you still need
    *Cardstock (prices are going up)
    *Retiring colors--ink pads, ink pad refills, cardstock - Note: 18 colors are retiring this year--get your refills or matching cardstock now!
    *Accessories like ribbon, enamel dots,etc
    *Stamp sets that you always wanted/intended to get
    *Framelits, thinlets. embossing folders

Remember--ALL the bundles will no longer be available (the individual products may carry over)--you will no longer be able to save 10%--so if you need the bundle--get it now and save 10% before the bundles go away!

3. Then check this list of items that are already sold out (we cannot order them any longer)--(grab a tissue to catch your tears)--download the OUT of STOCK list here  Download Out of stock 5-29-18

4. Hit the Shop Now button on this page (you'll be in my store) and get that order placed right away to avoid more disappointment!


*Last date to place an order from the 2017 big annual catalog or from the Occasions mini catalog is Thursday, May 31st!
*The best way to get what you want is to place your order online as soon as possible
*If you place your order online and use this month's Host code (PJXK4Y3D) you'll receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in produt that you purchase. That's an extra 10% value for you!!

Don't wait any now and get these retiring goodies before they disappear forever!

Stampin'Up! Super Sale

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Stampin'Up! has announced the Stampin'Up! Super Sale on Retiring products from the annual catalog and the Occasions mii.
Check out the attached list of sale items  Download AC-OCC Retired Disc-US pdf file and Download AC-OCC Retired Disc-USexcel file (this is sortable and searchable) 
Remember--products are only available as long a supplies last
All these products will be gone 5/31/18
Save Big--Check out the Savings
*Placing your order ONLINE is the best way to assure getting the products that you want.
*If you order online--use this month's HOST code: PJXK4Y3D
to receive $5 in Stampin'up! product for each $50 in product that you purchase
*Call 410 836 8016 (I"ll place your order when I get a total of $70 in orders)
*Email:  (I"ll place your order when I get a total of $70 in orders)

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:

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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

DIY - Simple Gift Box

Tuesday we created a beautiful simple Easter basket. As I was preparing to wrap a gift I thought this basket would be just the perfect size to hold the little candle I was giving as a gift. What do you think? Presentation is everything! A small simple gift can look like a million bucks with a simple little box you can create in no time! Gift box

If you missed the Tuesday post, check it out here for directions to create this box base

We have one more week of Sale-a-bration--last day to earn freebies is 3/31/18--when you purchase $50 in product you can select a free item from the SAB brochures--y0u can download them here  Download 20180216_SAB18-2_en-US and  Download 03.15.18_FLYER_3RD_RELEASE_SAB_US.

 If you earn 4 Freebies from Stampin'Up! you'll receive a bonus box of chocolates and a $5 gift certificate from me SAB Bonus

 You can enter my store to order the supplies you need (see supply list below). And if you place an online order through my store and use this month's Host code when you check out ZA6YXWHN you will receive $5 in Stampin'Up! product from me for each $50 in product that you purchase! If you purchase $100 you'll received $10 in product. However, if you place an order for $150--don't use this host code--use the Stampin'Rewards as you are your own hostess!

Here's the supply list, click on any of the product images to go to my store: