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Wednesday, July 19, 2017


A few pictures from my first Open House this morning:

Several displays of cards, paper pumpkin, customer favors, window box thinlit.

Retired stamps and accessories that customers could purchase or get 2 free with their $50 order today.

Display board of cards using some new products.  These are cards I have made at different meetings in the last month.

And now just a cute "This Little Piggy" card I made as a swap:
The piggy on the front is stamped on watercolor paper and then colored with ink and the Aqua Painter.  The inside uses just part of the Crate Die and the little piggy once again stamped on watercolor paper with pink and Sahara Sand ink and the Aqua Painter.

Monday, July 17, 2017


This week I will be holding my new Annual Catalog Open House on Tuesday and Thursday.  Each person attending will receive this cute little treat as a gift for attending.

I used the Crate Die and some of the items from the July Paper Pumpkin Box for a creation "out of the box".  It is filled with chocolate, of course.

Here are the 2 projects that are designed for this month's creations. . . . . .
. . . . a cute little gift bag and a stamped card.  BUT, remember that you do not have to create what is suggested.  You can use your supplies to make whatever suits your fancy.  The crate above shows you something different. 
I still have lot of supplies left and will be using them for more bags or cards or creative inventions.  So much to do and so little time.

Friday, July 14, 2017


Here is another card from Set Sampler Day.  Love this little easel card using the Daisy Delight Stamp Set, matching punch, and coordinating Delightful Daisy DSP.  The stamp set and punch are a Bundle with a 10% savings (pg 127).

Directions for the card:
Cut your base card at 8 1/2 x 4 1/4 and score the 8 1/2 length in half at 4 1/4.
On the top piece of the scored card, cut out a piece on each side measuring 1 x 4 1/4.
Score the top flap that is left after cutting in half, which is 2 1/8.
Place a piece of card stock at the bottom of the card to "catch" the center section to make an easel.

Here is what the card looks like with the cut-out sections and the fold in the top flap:
My Bundle comes this week.  Can't wait!  If you haven't ordered yours yet, it is once again on backorder.  Be patient - it will be available again soon.  So VERY popular!
Have fun creating one of these yourself.


Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Even though I am in the Poconos and not at the beach, I sure will be lounging and there is a lake so maybe we will get to the beach after all.  This card is one we made at Set Sampler Day with the Proverbial Stampers.  Love this little beach chair.

This card uses the two-step chair from the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and a piece of DSP from the Color Theory Paper Stack.
To make the background, ink your block directly onto the ink pad and then go over the block with your Aqua Painter.

Monday, July 10, 2017


We are off to the Poconos for 5 days with 5 other couples.  These are the little pillow treats I made for everyone.  One piece of chocolate for each night.  Hope they enjoy!

I used the new Crate Die and filled the bags with a Dove & peanut butter chocolate, a Lindstrom chocolate, a small Peppermint Pattie, a mini Heath Bar, and a candy cane mint.
Of course I made one for hubby and me also.  Too good to pass up!

Friday, July 7, 2017


Today's card is another one we made at our Proverbial Stampers Set Sampler Day.  We made so many great cards using new products.
The original card, I believe, was created by BJ Peters.

This card uses the Daisy Delight Stamp Set and the new Daisy Punch which can be purchased at Bundle Savings of 10% off (pg 127).
The DSP is Fresh Florals (pg 187)
The flower is stamped and punched twice and layered on top of each other with a Dimensional between the layers.  The center is one of the new Clear Faceted Gems (pg 197).

When you open the card, it looks like this:
Your card is cut 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 1 1/4, 4, and 6 3/4.
Panel pieces are 4 x 1, 4 x 2 1/2, 4 x 2 1/2, 4 x 4.

Have fun making one of your own.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017


Hope everyone had a good 4th celebration.
I am getting ready for my new catalog Open House.  I originally had it scheduled for this week, but too many people are caught up in holiday happenings so I have changed it.  Details are as follows:

New Catalog Open House.
Tuesday, July 18th 10:00-1:00  OR  Thursday, July 20th 4:00-7:00
Join me for stamping fun, refreshments and your very own catalog.
Purchase $50 of product and choose any 2 retired products from my stash for free.
If you do not order anything new, you will still have an opportunity to purchase the retired items at a "very good price".
Stampin' Up special for the month of July - get a $5 coupon for each $50 of product ordered.  Coupons redeemable in the month of August.
If you are not a customer and just want to come and stamp, please feel free to do so for $3.00 a card.

Here are the 4 cards you will be able to make at the Open House:

Please RSVP by July 15th.  Hope to see you one of the two days.  "Be there or be square."

Monday, July 3, 2017


Today's post is in celebration of the 4th of July holiday tomorrow.  I was not creating a card for myself so I visited Pinterest and found so many cute cards.  I am showcasing 2 this morning:

This card was created by Sandy Hancock and uses the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits in a very cute way. The blue scribbles have a piece of blue card stock behind them to give it a solid look.  The number is from the Large Number Framelits.  I believe the star might be a retired punch.

The second card. . .

. . . is created by Holly Smith using the Eastern Palace products.  The more I see of this Bundle and the additional products, the more I want to create with it.  This is so cute. The Bundle and other co-ordinating products can be found on page 19 of the new catalog.

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday celebration.  Glad to be an American and so proud of all those who work to keep us free and safe.