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Here a punch here, there a punch, everywhere embossing!

I got this idea from a post on pinterest. Embossed the white cardstock using perfect polka dots embossing folder, then punch out a flower on the white cardstock with the blossom punch. I stamped another flower using flower shop stamp set, and punched it out using the pansy punch. I used a dimensional on the punched out flower to give a bit of height to the card. The “for you” is from the mini treat bag thinlit collection. Use any designer series paper you have in stock, and use co-coordinating ink and cardstock to complete your look.

    Very Sad Day at Stampin Up

    Stampin Up has sadly announced that they have to pull the Blendabilities line from their catalogues. They have been having quality issues, and have tried very hard with the manufacturer to overcome this issue, however it’s not meant to be for the time being. It goes back to the manufacturing and the alcohol evaporation in the pen. Instead of keeping on back order, or continuing to sell, will only upset customers more in the long term. Stampin’ Up is committed to their customers, and the quality of their product line.

    I will be contacting all my customers that currently have back orders of this product. Many of you earned them free from the Sale-a-bration catalog. You will be able to choose another product to replace this item.

    While it is certainly sad to say good-bye to this product, I personally appreciate Stampin’ Up acknowledging the issue and addressing it. They are going to continue to try to resolve this issue and in the meantime all is not lost. You can still achieve beautiful blending with the aqua painters, blender pens or stampin write markers.

      Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st, Book your own workshop Now.


      We certainly had a beautiful weekend, feels like Spring Is in the air. As I was doing cards this weekend for upcoming workshop I took time out to create my own design. Sun was shining in windows so bright, I just had to do a “I’m in the mood for Spring” card!

      This card uses Work of Art, Hello You Thinlits, and Best Day Ever Stamp Set which you can for FREE by ordering $60.00 from any current Stampin’ Up catalogue.

      If you want to make a card like this book your own workshop. I still have a few spots left for the month. Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st.

        Don’t forget about Sale-A-Bration

        Sale-A-Bration is a great time of year. You have until March 31st to take advantage. For EVERY $60.00 you spend, you get to choose a FREE product from the Sale-a-bration catalog. The Lotus Blossom stamp set is one of my biggest FREEBIES. Although this stamp set is in a very close run with a set of 3 FREE Blendabilities. You can order directly from me by emailing me today, or you can go on-line and place your order through my Stampin’ Up online ordering. Why not take advantage today? Who doesn’t love FREE?



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          Sympathy Card

          This card idea comes from the home office of Stampin’ Up. I used different colours in the lotus blossom, and used more rhinestones on my card. The flower is Lotus Blossom which is really a 3 step stamp. Quite easy to do especially because its a photopolymer. The card itself is 4-1/4 x 11 and folded from the top. The striped sides are actually Stacked with love Washi Tape. The white that the lotus blossom is stamped on is 3-3/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ and I used dimensionals to pop it up. To do the Lotus Blossom you can actually do with 2 colours and give the appearance of 3 colours. It sounds complicated but it’s not, so my next post I will include a quick video that shows you how easy it is to do this card.

          By the way, the best news is, is that the Lotus Blossom Stamp set can be yours FREE. It’s from the 2015 Sale-A-Bration catalog. With every $60 you spend, you can choose something from the Sale-A-Bration catalog for FREE,
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            Quick & Easy Valentines

            Just because it doesn’t take long to make, doesn’t mean they have to know it! Surprise your special valentine with a card you made on your own. They will think you are brilliant!

            Easily punch 6 hearts, and cut 2 of them in 1/2. Then just adhere to your card, as pictured here. Pop up one of your hearts, and stamp your greeting. I used You Plus Me Stamp Set for the greeting, and for the hearts I used the Stacked With Love Designer Series Paper.Valentine

              Masculine Cards made easy

              I am pretty sure that most of you probably don’t stock enough masculine cards. For me, I don’t realize it until I try to find one for a male. I had a request from a friend for masculine cards so sat down and made the effort. I found that it’s not all that hard to take a “pretty” card and turn it masculine, just by changing up the colours. This is one of those cards. I used early espresso and Kraft cardstocks, and neutral Designer Series Paper scraps. The stamp set is Timeless Talk.

              Challenge yourself today. Take any card you have on hand that is done in pinks, purples or “feminine” colours. Keep the same design and just change the colours. Email me a pic of what you have accomplished. Anyone that emails me their card designs before Friday will have their card posted on my website, and I will send you a small thank you gift! Email me today.IMG_2717 (2)

                Best Day Ever stamp set can be yours FREE


                Another card I cased (means I borrowed someones idea Copy And Share Everything) unfortunately I lost the name of the person I cased from, re-googled and now I can’t find it. Will update post if I find her name to give her credit. There were a few items used here, but mainly the main use was experimenting with the new Chalkboard Paper by Stampin’ Up, found in the 2015 Occasions Catalogue. The greeting can be yours FREEIt’s called “Best Day Ever” and is in the Sale-A-Bration Catalogue. If you spend $60.00 you can choose if for FREE! I free handed the History, English and Math using the chalk marker