Love You Still – Wedding Card

My apologies for being sparse in postings over the last few days…but, I have a good excuse!  Well, I think it’s a good excuse 🙂  I have been accepted as a member of a local co-op and will be selling my cards at the shop!  If you live near the Carrboro, North Carolina area, please stop into WomanCraft Gifts.  There are so many talented artists in the area who sell the handmade crafts at the store.  You will find the items very inspiring.  I hope to see you there!

The card that I am sharing today is the first that I have made with my new Stamparatus, which is absolutely marvelous!!!  In my next post, I’ll share a few tips and tricks that I have already learned about the tool.

First, allow me to share some of the stamps from the Love You Still stamp set.  The card featured in this post is very appropriate for a wedding or an anniversary.  The design is fresh, clean, and very versatile since you can literally add any colors that you want.

The Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder as a background adds a really fun 3D effect.  From the picture below, you can see that I added more definition to specific leaves.  This was done using the Whisper White and Old Olive watercolor pencils.

Lately, I have enjoyed adding faux stitching to card fronts.  The Crumb Cake faux stitches and twine really add a nice final touch.

Below are the main products that I used to create this card.  If you click on any picture, you’ll go to my on-line store.

Happy stamping!


Stamparatus Reservation Window Opens Today!!!

Today is the day!  The Stamparatus reservation window will open at 4 pm (Eastern time)!  If you’re wondering what in the world a Stamparatus is, take a look at the video below.

Now, that you know you need your own Stamparatus, please read through the information below to make sure you get your reservation completed.

  • The reservation window will be open from December 5 through 30, 2017.  This will be the only  reservation window until the Stamparatus is available as a regular product in the 2018 Stampin’ Up! annual catalog (beginning of June).
  • Each customer is limited to one Stamparatus.
  • While you will need to provide your credit card information, your credit card will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships.  The cost of the Stamparatus is $49.00 plus shipping and tax.
  • Stampin’ Up! will begin shipping the reserved Stamparatus tools on March 19.  They will be shipped in the order the reservations were made and continue as the product arrives at the warehouse.
  • The Stamparatus will be a regular product in the Stampin’ Up! 2018 Annual Catalog, starting June 1.

To reserve your Stamparatus:

  • Click here to go to my on-line store.
  • Then, click the banner ad for the Stamparatus and follow these instructions.
  • You will receive an email from Stampin’ Up! with further information regarding your reservation.

Get ready for the next level in precision stamping!!

Happy stamping!



Stamparatus Reservations Open Today!

If you’re planning on reserving your Stamparatus today, take a few minutes to read through the following steps:

  • Reservations will open this afternoon at 4 pm (Eastern), 3 pm (Central)
  • Click here to go to my on-line store.
  • Then, click the banner ad for the Stamparatus and follow these instructions.
  • You will provide your credit card information with the reservation; however, you will not be charged until the Stamparatus is ready to ship (approximately February 1, 2018).
  • You will receive an email from Stampin’ Up! with further information regarding your reservation.

If you haven’t seen the Stamparatus in action, please take a look at my last post.  You’re going to be very impressed.

Happy stamping,


Meet the New Stamparatus!!!

I don’t remember when I have been so excited about a new stamping tool.  You are going to love the new Stamparatus!  And, you are going to want to reserve one for yourself beginning this Thursday, November 16.  Take a look at the video below to see why the new Stamparatus has features that are superior to other stamp positioning tools.

Why do YOU need one? You’ll fall in love with stamping all over again when you learn everything you can do with it!

  • You will be able to make multiples with ease.
  • You will consistently stamp crisp, clean images.
  • You will make fewer mistakes, saving time and money.
  • You will easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates.
  • You will develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement

Click the picture below to see how you will use the Stmparatus to create a 4-step butterfly with two reversible plates!!

Product details:

  • Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamps
  • Includes foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
  • Rulers and gridlines provide quick measuring
  • Two open sides allow you to stamp on larger paper
  • Two reversible plates means there are four work surfaces
  • Includes two magnets to hold your paper in place
  • Magnet storage areas are provided on the bottom of the tool
  • Amazing price $49.00

Beginning this Thursday, November 16, (2:00 PM Mountain Time; 3:00 PM Central Time; 4:00 PM Eastern Time) you can reserve your own Stamparatus Details are below.  The global launch will feature three reservation windows. For each window, please note the following:

  • Reservation quantities are while supplies last.
  • Limit is one tool per customer per reservation window.
  • You may participate in multiple reservation windows.
  • In order to reserve your Stamparatus, you are required to provide your credit card information.
  • Credit cards will not be charged until the Stamparatus ships from our facility. When you close your order, be sure to verify that your credit card and shipping information is correct.
Reservation Windows Available to Ship
November 16–30, 2017 Approx. February 1, 2018
December 5–30, 2017 Approx. March 19, 2018
January 15–30, 2018 Approx. April 15, 2018

Have more questions? Check out the PDFs below.


Happy stamping!