Stamp of the Month Club: High Tide

Aloha all,

Time to sign up for the Stamp of the Month Club! 

You’ll love the set I’ve chosen for May… High Tide!  

Build your stamp collection with a new stamp set every month!  Along with each stamp set you’ll receive 3 completed cards using the featured stamp set each month.

Most Clubs like this offer kits that you put together.  But in my experience, kits sometimes don’t get done.  With my Stamp of the Month Club, you’ll receive completed cards, making it simpler for you to recreate the cards using my sample cards.

Another thing you’ll appreciate about my club… there’s no obligation to participate each month!  Just choose the months and stamp sets you want!

Featured Stamp Set for May 2018 – High Tide
(Photopolymer – $36 stamp set plus $8 postage/handling & completed cards with instructions)
My blog is a work in progress right now.  Soon I’ll have a spiffy sign up form, but I haven’t figured that out yet.  So if you want to opt in to the club this month, please just comment at the bottom of this post or shoot me an email.
Here’s a close up of one of the cards:
Thanks for stopping by today!  Hope you have a great week.

Waterfront Masculine Card

Today at SSINK the focus is on Masculine Cards.  I paired up Waterfront with Truly Tailored to make this card:

I love this simple layout.  Here’s all the measurements:

  • Night of Navy card base:  5 1/2 x 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4
  • True Gentleman Designer Series Paper:  4 1 4 x 5
  • Whisper White:  3 3/4 x 4 1/4

Did you get the Waterfront set yet?!!  You’ll LOVE it!  It’s amazing how simple it is to be a real artist using this set!

All supplies listed at bottom of my post.

Time to head over to the SSINK PAGE for more Masculine Card ideas!


Petal Palette for Fabulous Flowers

At Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration today the focus is on Fabulous Flowers.  I’m using my favorite new bundle, Petal Palette!  This bundle is so versatile and coordinates perfectly with Petal Passion Designer Series Paper!

I have lots of “favorites” in this card… Stampin’ Blends, Glitter Enamel Dots, Vellum, Embossing Folders.  What are the stampin’ supplies you couldn’t do without?

Here you can see those Glitter Enamel Dots up close!!  LOVE!

I’m glad you stopped by today!  Be sure & head over to the Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration Page for more pretty flower ideas!


New Clearance Rack Items! Great Bargains!

The Stampin’ Up! Clearance Rack has been updated!  Hurry & grab what you want now before they sell out!!


The April Host Code is:  VCRYA2VH

If your Wish List is close to $99, you need to JOIN!  

For $99, you get $125 worth of products!  And there’s no obligation to do anything else.  Email me with any questions.  I’d love to have you join my team!

Have fun shopping!

Last Chance to Get These Stampin’ Up! Items!

Stampin Up Last Chance ItemsYou have until 31st May to order the items from the Last Chance List but some items are sure to sell out sooner as items are available while stocks last.

The retiring list is LONG and you may be wondering why?  Stampin’ Up! have announced they will be having a color revamp in the new Annual Catalog on 1st June.  We are losing 18 colors and there has been a shake up with lots of new colors and some returning colors added.

The ink pads will also be revamped and available in the new style from 1st June so lots to look forward to.

Spring & Summer Seasonal Catalog Last Chance Products < See what will NOT be carrying over and order before they gone for good!

Annual Catalog Last Chance Products < See what will NOT be carrying over and order before they are gone for good!

If any of the colors listed below are your favorites get them before they sell out.  Stock up on cardstock, ink refills, and embellishments before it’s too late.

These are the 5 In Colors which will be leaving us on 1st June.  You can stock up on card, ink, ink refills and embellishments BUT THEY ARE SURE TO SELL OUT FAST!

Stampin Up In Colours 2016-2018

These are the colors which will NOT carryover into the new annual catalog in June.

I know its a sad time to say goodbye when you don’t know what they are being replaced with but I felt the same, that is until I saw the new color collections.

Stampin Up Retiring Colours April-May 2018

Here’s my favorite item that’s VERY popular & will go fast!!

Number of Years and the matching framelits dies

Number of Years from Stampin Up

The new annual catalog launches on June 1st.

Happy shopping!  Get in touch with me if I can help you with anything.





Pop Up Bouquet for Kre8tors Color Challenge 001

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Welcome to the Kre8tors Blog Hop for April where today we have a Color Challenge!  #KRE8TORS001

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Wow!  I was so inspired by this beautiful bouquet that I’ve created one of my own.  But mine can be flattened and sent through the mail!

If you’ve followed my blog for long, you know how I love the Card in a Box!  This is similar, but starts with the Window Box Thinlits.  I played around with this most of the afternoon, trying to figure out how it could fit into an envelope.  I finally found this great video from Mitosu Crafts, explaining how to do this!  I was inspired to make this from Marieke Bart’s gorgeous Pop Up bouquet.

Here it is folded flat.  But I can’t bear to part with it!  Ha!  Are any of you like that when you make a favorite card?

I know I’ll have some requests for a class.  Maybe in May.  April showers bring May flowers!  Let me know if you’d be interested.

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I’d love to hear your comments!

Make sure you continue on the Kre8tors Blog Hop to see more colorful creations!

Magical Mermaid… It’s a Girl Thing!

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Welcome to the Inspire, Create, & Share Blog Hop, where today’s theme is “It’s a Girl Thing!”  I’ve made a fun shaker card staring the lovely mermaid from Magical Day.

Sparkles & mermaids.  I think that qualifies as “girlie”.  Love these colors!!  This will be one of my cards in the April Card Layouts Class.  In this popular class, we’ll make 3 different cards using 1 layout.  If you make your own card at home & post it on our group FB page, you’ll be entered in that month’s drawing for a prize!  Here’s the dates if you’d like to join us (3 dates- same projects):

  • Saturday, April 21 (11am – 1pm)
  • Sunday, April 22 (11am – 1pm)
  • Monday, April 23 (noon – 2pm)

Contact me if you’d like to participate but can’t attend class & we’ll work it out.

Are you wondering where I got those “bubbles”?  Those are the little Silica Beads that were in all the albums I purchased for the Card Layout Class participants!  I know you’ve thrown out tons of those… now you’ll have to save them for your Shaker Cards!No automatic alt text available.

Be sure & continue hopping to see lots more Girlie Ideas!  Terri is up NEXT!  



#SSINKCS51 Card Sketch Challenge

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We have a fun Sketch Challenge for you to participate in at Stylin’ Stampin’ INKspiration!  This is a great way to help you get started when you’re making a new card.  We hope you’ll participate in our challenge.

Here’s what I came up with:

This set is special because I got it FREE in Prize Patrol when I was in Salt Lake City in November for On Stage!  It’s called Lovely Wishes.  I really love these colors together!  Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, & Lemon Lime Twist.  I’m trying to come up with colors for my blog.  Time to make some changes!  But I’m very wishy washy so far… changing my mind every day!

Sale-a-Bration is over!  Waaaaa!  It was sure fun while it lasted.  And one thing we all know about Stampin’ Up!… they always have something up their sleeve!  I’m heading to Las Vegas for On Stage this weekend!!  Maybe I’ll win another Prize Patrol!

Make sure you head over to the SSINK PAGE to see what the other designers have done with this challenge.

April Calendar Oh So Eclectic

Welcome to our April Calendar Mini Blog Hop where Crystal, Anne, & I show what we’ve stamped for our calendar pages.  And Happy Easter everyone!

These beautiful flowers & leaves are from Oh So Eclectic.  Blushing Bride, Wild Wasabi, and Crumb Cake.  And a touch of gold inside the flowers.  Here you can see it:

With FAITH all things are possible.  Love that.  If you’d like some wonderful sentiments with beautiful fonts, take a look at Ribbon of Courage!

Have a wonderful Easter day!  But don’t stop here!  Go over to Anne & Crystal’s blogs to see what they’ve come up with for April.

Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Paper Pumpkin Pop Up Blog Hop! We are all fans of this monthly crafting kit and want to share with you our enthusiasm for this box of fun and creativity. The beauty of the Paper Pumpkin kit is that you can follow the directions provided in the kit to make the projects as they were designed, or use the supplies as a starting point and let your creativity run wild. On this hop we will be sharing lots of ideas with you on how to use this March Paper Pumpkin kit: May Good Things Grow.

It’s always fun to open your Paper Pumpkin box!  Never know what will be in there…  Loved the March box!  Pretty flowers & colors!  It’s great to create just like the directions tell you, but I wanted to make something a little different.

See those cute wooden embellishments in the right top corner?  Those were our free gift they gave us in this kit, celebrating 5 years of Paper Pumpkin.  Cute!

I decided to make a box to hold notecards- using this kit.  Here’s the finished product.

I LOVE the way these turned out & think it makes a special birthday gift.  Made the box using Lots to Love Box Framelits.  Very simple.  And they fit the Narrow Note Cards & Envelopes perfectly!  I think I’ll do this for a class!  Leave me a comment if you’d like me to, & I’ll put it on the calendar.

Are you currently a Paper Pumpkin subscriber? If not, now is a great time to join in the fun. New subscribers receive 50% off their first 2 months with the Creativity Starts with Paper Pumpkin promotion which ends May 10th. Contact your demonstrator to get started or CLICK HERE* to subscribe. New subscribers use promo code: SAVEFIFTY0418.

50% off Paper Pumpkin for two months

There are a couple of great reasons to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin right now.

  • Sign up between March 11 & May 10 & get 50% off your first 2 months! or
  • Buy a prepaid subscription to earn FREE SALE-A-BRATION items!
    • 3 months (137859) $59 (1 FREE ITEM)
    • 6 months (137860)  $114 (2 FREE ITEMS)
    • 12 months (137861)  $215  (4 FREE ITEMS)



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Thank you for joining us as we share with you the possibilities of Paper Pumpkin, now hop over to Janey’s blog to see her fun creation.