October Stamp Club Cards!

Every month, I have the privilege of spending a Sunday afternoon with a wonderful group of friends.  We make cards, catch-up with each other, enjoy delicious treats, and just have a great time.  Below is a picture of the cards that we made last Sunday.

As you know, my motto is “One stamp set – Three designs – Endless possibilities”.  The next set that I will use to to show you three designs is the Christmas Quilt suite from the Holiday Catalog.  You’re going to love the designs.  Check back to see the first design, directions, and main products used for the card.

Here are a few teasers for the first design –

Happy stamping!

Holiday Catalog Release – It’s Here!!!!

The new Holiday Catalog has been released!!!!  If you would like your own copy to look through and don’t already have a demonstrator, leave me a comment.  I’ll be happy to get a copy in the mail to you.  Trust me – You are going to want to have one in your hands to be able to look through, mark-up, leave for your significant other as a hint for things you REALLY need!  Yup – been there, done that!!

Until you get your own copy, you can take a look at the catalog and some great videos that highlight the new products.  Enjoy!!

Here is the new Holiday Catalog!  Click on the picture below, and you’ll open a full PDF of the catalog!  Warning:  You need to get comfortable since it may take you some time to take a look at all the new products.

Below are a few videos that highlight the catalog and some of the new products.  Enjoy!

Happy Holiday Catalog Stamping,


Painted Autumn – Happy 1st Anniversary!

Our younger daughter and son-in-law celebrated their first wedding anniversary last weekend.   I wanted to make a card that had sentimental meaning for them.  The soon-to-be-available Painted Autumn Suite did the trick.

Sunflowers have a special place in our daughter’s heart.  Steph has always loved their bright, bold color and warmth.  Well, the theme of the Painted Autumn Suite includes sunflowers.  Just perfect!  Here is the card that I made for them –

The background on the card front is a piece of watercolor paper that I made with a smooching technique.  I used a craft sheet, used ink pads to add ink to the craft sheet, spritzed some water onto the ink, and then dabbed the watercolor paper into the wet ink.  This technique is so much fun!  In my next post, I’ll share a video to show you how I designed the card front.

The Painted Harvest stamp set is the focal point of the design.  It is a two-step stamp set that has amazing depth.  I used two colors to stamp the sunflower.  The larger flower stamp was inked with Crumb Cake.  The smaller second flower stamp was inked with Early Espresso.  Remember – When you use two-step stamps, use a lighter color on the base stamp and a darker color on the top stamp.  To finish the sunflower, I used Crushed Curry to stamp the flower center.

The leaves were also stamped with two colors.  The base is Old Olive, and the second color is Garden Green.  I love the depth and detail in the leaves.

The sentiment was made with two stamps.  By masking the Stylized Birthday stamp, I was able to isolate “Happy” and stamp with Early Espresso Ink.  The “anniversary” is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set.  Again, by masking the “happy anniversary” stamp, I was able to just stamp “anniversary”.

The card base is Crumb Cake, and the second layer is Garden Green.  The Painted Autumn Cardstock Pack has both these colors and Early Espresso.  The coordinating cardstock packs take the guess work out of choosing paper colors that highlight the other products in the suites.

The final touch for the card is a bow made from the gorgeous new 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon.  You will love it!

Below are the main products that I used to make the card.  The new Painted Autumn suite will be available for purchase beginning September 1 with the launch of the Holiday Catalog.

If you don’t have a demonstrator and would like to have a copy of the Holiday Catalog, please let me know.  I would love to be your demonstrator and will get a catalog in the mail to you.  Just leave a comment on this post.  I’ll follow-up with you to get your mailing address.

Happy stamping!


Holiday Catalog – Sneak Peek!!

There is something magical about a new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  Don’t you agree?  My annual catalog is looking a little worn since I have looked through it a bizzilion times!  In a few weeks, we will all have the new Holiday Catalog to peruse.  Here is a picture of the front page.  Take a good look.  You’ll be amazed at the number of products and projects that are shown.

As a demonstrator, I’ve been able to pre-order products from the Holiday Catalog during the month of August.  It has been so much fun to get my hands on new stamps, papers, embellishments, and more!  Below is a video of one of my favorite product suites, the Hearts Come Home Bundle.  It may remind you of the Paper Pumpkin holiday kit last year.

If you don’t have a demonstrator, I would love to be your demonstrator and make sure that you have a copy of the Holiday Catalog.  Just leave me a comment.  I’ll follow-up and get your mailing address.

Enjoy the sneak peek!!



Carols of Christmas – Early Release!

I know – We just started August!  Why are we talking about Christmas already??  Well – It’s never too early to start making Christmas cards, right?.  Every year, I promise myself that I’ll start getting cards together earlier than I did the prior year.  With the help of an awesome early release from Stampin’ Up!, I should be able to keep that promise this year!

Take a few minutes to look at the video shared below.  You’re going to love Carols of Christmas bundle.  It is available one month before the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog items will be available for purchase.  [One perk of being a demonstrator is being able to see have a sneak peek of catalogs.  I’ve already seen the Holiday Catalog, and it is AMAZING!!]  You will be able to purchase products from the Holiday Catalog on September 1.

If you would like to purchase the Carols of Christmas bundle or individual Carols of Christmas stamp sets and Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies, check out the products at the end of this post.  Click on the pictures, and you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy Stamping!