Daisy Punch – Available to Order!!!

The incredibly popular Daisy Punch is now able to be ordered!!!  The demand for this punch has over exceeded all expectations to the point that the punch has already been on backorder and even on the unable to order list.  BUT – IT’S AVAILABLE AGAIN!!  If you don’t already have this punch in your stash, don’t delay ordering!

Here are a few pictures of cards that I have posted recently that use the Daisy Punch:

Click on the picture below for the Daisy Punch or the Delightful Daisy Bundle.  You’ll go to my on-line store and can place your order!!

Happy stamping,

Daisy Punch



Avant Garden and Watercolor Pencils – What a great pair!

The Avant Garden stamp set is absolutely amazing!  And, maybe even more amazing – you can get the Avant Garden stamp set free during Sale-a-Bration when you place a $50 order!  Below is the first of three designs that I will share with you using this set. Click on the picture to get a better view of the detail.  Remember my motto:  One stamp set – Three designs – Endless possibilities.

There are a few keys to this card:

  • The new Watercolor Pencils from Stampin’ Up!  Take a close look at the great color and blending on the flowers.  I used the Watercolor Pencils (#4 Daffodil Delight, #5 Old Olive, #8 Rich Razzleberry, and # 9 Melon Mambo} to color the flowers, stem, and leaves.  Then, I used a Blender Pen to easily blend the colors together.  The result is gorgeous!  Click on the photo below to see the wonderful detail in the petals.

  • Designer Series Paper for a quick, interesting background.  I used the Fruit Stand DSP for this card.  There are wonderful gradients of color in the paper that add an easy Wow! factor.
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies.  They’re back!!!  Four sizes of ovals, circles, and squares with a beautiful stitching finish – what more is there to say?  You really need to add these to your collection.
  • Basic Black Cardstock Border.  The black cardstock piece under the DSP is cut to allow 1/16″ border on each side.  It adds a clean and classic feel to the card.  The Basic Black oval is a nice backdrop for the flowers.  It was also cut with the Stitched Shapes Framelits dies.
  • Subtle Background for the Flowers.  There is a background dot stamp in the Avant Garden stamp set.  I used Daffodil Delight and Blushing Bride ink to create the background.
  • Smoky Slate Ink on the Sentiment.  The “Happy Birthday Wishes” sentiment was stamped with Flirty Flamingo ink.  To give a little depth to the words, I used Smoky Slate ink and stamped the sentiment over the Flirty Flamingo.  If you try this technique, stamp off the Smoky Slate before stamping.  The layering of ink colors really adds dimension.

I have the second design using the Avant Garden stamp set under way.  Check back to see the second card featuring this amazing set.  Remember:  One stamp set – Three designs – Endless possibilities!

The supplies I used for this project are shown below.  Click on any picture, and you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy stamping!

Blender Pens



Thanksgiving Turkey Gingerbread Contest

I realize this isn’t really card related – but, there was a lot of creativity involved that really needs to be shared!   We had a great group of folks over for Thanksgiving yesterday.  After the main meal, we needed a break before having dessert.  The break was a friendly Turkey Gingerbread contest!

Three teams were randomly chosen – okay not really very randomly since my mom and I had previously figured out who would be on the teams – but that’s completely irrelevant now!  Before the teams had any idea they were going to build a turkey gingerbread, each team chose two items to use.  We had buttons, sea shells, stickers, fabric, and foam backed stars.

After the teams made their frosting, the turkey gingerbread boxes were revealed.  Each team had five minutes to come up with a plan and then thirty minutes to put the turkey gingerbread together.  The teams were judged on creativity, neatness, and use of the additional items that they chose.

Here is a picture of the box



Here is a picture of one of the creations



And, here is another creation



Drum roll, please….  Here is the picture of the winning (non)turkey gingerbread.



It was a lot of fun!  Looking forward to next year…. 🙂


Online Extravaganza – November 21 through 28

Who doesn’t love a bargain?  And, when the bargain includes stamping items that have been on your wish list, what could be better??

Beginning tomorrow, November 21, Stampin’ Up! is having an online-extravagana-product-list-us with some items up to 40% off.  Yes, you read that correctly!

Get your SU! catalogs, your favorite beverage, and take a few minutes to look through the list below.  There are some items that will be available only on November 21 and others only on November 28.  And, some will be available while supplies last.

Online Extravaganza Details!

When you’ve got your list together, you can order by click here to go to my online store.


Happy Stamping!


Spoiler Alert – November Paper Pumpkin Kit

If you’re not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you are really missing out on some amazing kits.  If you are a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you may not have received your November kit yet.  If you want a preview of the kit, take a look at the video below.  I think you’ll agree that the kit is super festive!

If you’d like to get in on the fun of having the Paper Pumpkin kits delivered to your home each month, click on the picture below.  You won’t regret it!