Home to Roost – Sale-a-Bration

12 Days Left…

I am enjoying a play with some of my Sale-a-Bration FREEBIES!  I featured this card in my monthly stamp class, and all of the ladies just loved this easy card as it has a masculine feel to it and your eyes go straight to the rooster.

Both the stamp set and the Designer Paper are still available to earn FREE – but only for 12 more days!  Both items are a Level 1, so that means you can place a $100 order and earn them both, FREE!

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Home to Roost Close Up March 2019

I used the stamp set Home To Roost and some of my Botanical Butterfly Designer Paper.  I masked the rooster by stamping him on a post it note, cutting him out, and then covering the area on my cardstock I would like to stamp him in.  I stamped my grass around him by stamping off in Crumb Cake and Mossy Meadow.  Then I removed the Post It and stamped my rooster.  To finish him off, I colored him and added the speckles with my Stampin’ Blends.   Doesnt he just look so cool strutting around?!

If you would like to duplicate my card, click the items below to order all the supplies I used and you can earn the stamp set AND the designer paper for FREE!  If you live in my area and would like to attend an upcoming class, I’d love to hear from you… contact me today to get the details and reserve your spot!

Jump in and leave me a comment below to help me name my rooster!!



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Abstract Impressions

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Wow, its been a while…

I have been in craft-room-renovation-mode since the first of the year, and although it didn’t require a full construction crew and engineers, it was a slow process because I was doing it all myself and I went through EVERYthing I had and purged a lot of things – this was so refreshing to do!  I will post pictures and details soon…

Now to today’s projects… Its one of my favorite times of year, Sale-a-Bration PLUS we have a wonderful Occasions Catalog.  As much as I love these products, I think we tend to overlook our still fabulous annual catalog this time of year.  Its been raining 4 out of the 7 days here for weeks, and I needed some brightness in my stamping life… so I thought I’d #bringthecattyback with these three cheery cards and do some #loveitchopit with my Garden Impressions designer paper.

All of today’s cards are fairly simple, and only require stamps, paper, ink and your trimmer.  That’s right, no punches, and no Big Shot!


The first card features some Calypso Coral with a pop of Daffodil Delight.  Don’t you just love that sentiment: “If flowers were hugs, I’d send you a thousand”?!

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Card Measurements:
Card Base (Whisper White)  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ Scored at 4 1/4″
Designer Paper 4″ x 5 1/4″
Calypso Coral Layer 2 1/4″ x 4″
Whisper White (Flowers) 2″ x 4″
Whisper White (Sentiment) 1″ x (desired length)


My next card is a bit more bold with the Melon Mambo.  The vellum helps draw your eyes to the stamped image and sentiment… and it just gives it that perfect little touch, don’t you agree?

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Card Measurements:
Card Base  (Melon Mambo)  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
Designer Paper   4″ x 5 1/4″
Vellum Layer  3″ x 4 1/4″
Melon Mambo Layer  3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″
Whisper White (Flowers)  3 1/4″ x 2 1/4″
Whisper White (Sentiment)  3/4″ x (desired length)


And my last card for today is so simple and really focuses on how layering can really give your card that simple wow.  The Night of Navy and Daffodil Delight are a perfect pairing…

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Card Measurements:
Card Base (Daffodil Delight)  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″
Designer Paper  4″ x 5 1/4″
Night of Navy Layer  3″ x 4 1/4″
Daffodil Delight Layer  2 3/4″ x 4″
Whisper White  2 1/2″ x 3 3/4″

If you like these cards, you can see the supply list below and add the supplies to your next order… just click the links under each image and they will take you to my online store (which is open 24/7)!  And don’t forget, there are only 19 days left of Sale-a-Bration, so get these items and you will earn FREE Sale-a-Bration items to add to your order too!  Now, who doesn’t love free?!

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Sprig Punch Wreath

I love using our products for more than just cards.  When I saw the new Sprig punch, I immediately saw individual wreath sprigs and new I wanted to make something for my office door.

I used our Adhesive Sheets to make it easier to apply the sprigs to the wooden wreath base.  The colors are Lemon Lime Twist, Garden Green, Mossy Meadow, and all three colors from the Peaceful Noel Glimmer Paper (Tranquil Tide, Copper, Merry Merlot).

After I had it all put together, I attached my double bow using our Reversible Merry Merlot/Copper Ribbon and our Linen Thread.  Then, I spritzed it with our Frost White Shimmer Paint mixed with 70% Rubbing Alcohol, and added some of our Red Rhinestones.  This wreath really has some sparkle and shimmer to it that is just AH-WESOME!.

Hopefully this wreath will inspire you to think “outside the card” with our products.  Our coordination is in a league of its own!  Show me your creative uses for this punch in the comments below!

All of the items you need are linked below and are available in my online store.   Want to get all of these items at a discount?  Use the link above to join my team and put these items in your starter kit!

If you do not currently have a demonstrator, I would love to have you come to my classes and be in my group of Awesome Stampers!   If you would like to host a private event with some friends and make a wreath of your own, use the “Contact Me” link above and let me know!



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Beautiful Blizzard

Oohhh, the new Holiday Catalog is just amazing. I go gah-gah over beautiful snow sets, so this bundle was immediately at the top of my preorder! The stamp set is lovely and the thinlit, well, let’s just say it is a first for Stampin Up and my Big Shot will cranking it through a LOT this season!

And guess what else… we have Shimmer Paint back! For this card I poured some Frost White Shimmer Paint in my spritzer, with some rubbing alcohol, and used the mixture to spritz my card. Talk about a WOW factor…just WOW!

Items Used:

Stamps: Beautiful Blizzard Bundle

Ink Colors: Night of Navy, Balmy Blue, Blueberry Bushel, VersaMark

Cardstock: Night of Navy, Whisper White

Other: White Embossing Powder, Silver Thread, Clear Rhinestones, Frost White Shimmer Paint.

Varied Vases & Petal Promenade

Varied Vases

This card features the amazing Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper and the fabulous Varied Vases Bundle.  The Varied Vases Bundle was co-designed by one of our very own demonstrators, Mary Fish, as part of her reward for reaching $1 Million in career sales!

TIP:  When creating your Vase to be punched out, you will want to use a strip of scrap cardstock and stamp the image at the top of the strip with the narrow part of the vase at the top.  This will help you to line up the vase in the punch easier.  You will also want to turn your punch upside down and line up your stamped image in the opening and punch like the image below.

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This is by far one of my favorite Designer Papers ever and is a perfect example of why we #LoveitChopit!  This paper is so special and unique, the Stampin’ Up Home Office even provided us a video on how they designed it… and guess what?  The paper not only LOOKS like real flowers, it IS real flowers!!

This Designer Series Paper is available in our Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Special running throughout the month of July!  So, stock up on your favorites now including this one!  You can see all the papers that are available in the special in this short video.

If you would like to attend one of my classes, email me today!  Or you can place an order for any or all of the products used in this card by going to my online store (link above).

The items used for the card above are:

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Love What You Do

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This is another card we made in June’s Handmade is Awesome class.  This card features our lovely Share What You Do Specialty Designer Series Paper, the Lovely Floral Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder and our Pearlized Doilies. Its a simple design that packs a WOW.  What you can’t see in this picture very well is that the Designer Paper has a clear embossing finish over it, that coupled with the doily, really makes an elegant impact!  Don’t hoard your paper, cut it and use it, hence the term: #LoveitChopit!

During the month of July, you can take advantage of our Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Sale on some of our Designer Series Papers. This short video highlights the papers that are available in this promotion:



To get a peek at ALL of our exclusive Designer Series Papers, including the one used for the project above, watch this short video:


If you would like to attend one of my upcoming classes, email me today!  Or you can use the item list below to place an order for any or all of the products used in this card by going to my online store (link above).

Thanks for looking!

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Animal Outing – I’m Wild About You

Animal Outing

This is another card we made in my June Handmade is Awesome class and it features the Animal Outing stamp set that I got for FREE by attending OnStage!  Isn’t this simple Rhino and his little bird friend just adorable!  This card could be used for many occasions and is a lot of fun to make.  Just stamp, color, assemble, embellish… done.

The images are stamped on Shimmery White Cardstock, and there is a little Wink of Stella on the Rhino’s tusk to give him some “flair”.  The Shimmery Cardstock is so forgiving when using Blends… you can just keep laying that color down and the cardstock holds up wonderfully!

TIP:  Line your image and sentiment up on the Stamparatus so you can easily re-stamp if you are unable to get a good image on the first go.  You can also easily make multiples of these adorable cards with the Stamparatus too!

TIP: Remember to use our Tuxedo Memento Black Ink when coloring with our Blends!  Blends are alcohol-based and our Memento is water-based.  The mis-match of bases will keep the colors from “mixing” and running when you’re coloring.

If you would like to attend one of my upcoming classes, email me today!  Or you can use the item list below to place an order for any or all of the products used in this card by going to my online store (link above).


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