Posted in 2022-23 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, Clean and Simple, Designer Series Paper, encouragement, Inspiration, Love/Affection, Stampin Up! Sale

Hues of Happiness On Sale Now

This elegant card is made with Stampin’ Up! products from the Hues of Happiness Suite Collection. All of which are on sale now!

 Between 15 and 18 November 2022, select products from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog will be on sale! Here are the discounts:

  • 10% off all punches
  • 15% of all stamps (Host stamp sets are not included in this sale)
  • 20% off all dies
  • 20% off all embossing folders
  • 20% off all non-specialty and non-assortment Designer Series Paper

Product needed to complete this card includes: the Happiness Abounds stamp set, Blossoming Happiness Dies and Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper (DSP). All of these products are on sale now!

Let’s make the card!


  • Basic White card stock (cs) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches
  • Basic White cs: 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches to die cut the large scalloped rectangle and 2 x 3 1/4 inches for the sentiment
  • Blackberry Bliss cs: 1 1/8 x 2 3/8 inches to go behind the sentiment
  • Hues of Happiness DSP; enough to die cut the flowers and leaves needed


  • Happiness Abounds stamp set
  • Blossoming Happiness Dies
  • Scalloped Contours Dies (also on sale!)
  • Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder (also on sale!)
  • Blackberry Bliss Ink
  • Foam Adhesive Sheets: one sheet cut into 1/4 inch strips
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Multipurpose Liquid Glue
  • Opal Rounds
  • Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine


  1. Run the 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch Basic White cs through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Pretty Flowers Embossing Folder. Then run it through with the large scalloped rectangle in the Scalloped Contours Dies. Set aside
  2. Use the Blackberry Ink and the “You are wonderful in every way” sentiment. Stamp onto the 2 x 3 1/4 inch Basic White cs. Run this through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the smaller scalloped rectangle in the Scalloped Contours Dies.
  3. Adhere the sentiment to the Blackberry Bliss cs. Set aside.

4. Use the Blossoming Happiness Dies to die cut the flowers from the Hues of Happiness DSP.

Tip: When adding dimension to the card with a large card piece, use the Foam Adhesive sheets cut into 1/4 inch strips. You get more even support of the card piece.

5. Adhere the large embossed scalloped Basic White cs rectangle to the front of the Basic White cs card base with the 1/4 inch strips of the Foam Adhesive Sheets.

6. Adhere the sentiment with the 1/4 inch Foam Adhesive strips. Use a couple of Stampin’ Dimensionals in the center of the larger flower to adhere it. Add the smaller flower and leaves by sliding them under the larger flower. I use the Multipurpose Liquid Glue for this. It is easier to slide the card pieces.

7. Add the Opal Rounds and Voila! you have a very elegant card!


Thank you so much for stopping by. Special thanks to Diane for encouraging me to write this blog. Have a lovely and crafty day!


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Posted in Inspiration, Sea, Sealife, Waves of the Ocean

Stampin’ Up!® Waves of the Ocean Inspirational Card

The new Waves of the Ocean Suite is available now until May 2, 2022. This card showcases one of the inspirational sentiments as well as the main images. The Suite includes Waves Dies to make your card extra special!

If you would like to receive a downloadable PDF Tutorial to make this card for yourself, please subscribe to my Newsletter. There are 2 techniques used for this awesome card!

This is the complete Suite for the Waves of the Ocean #161797. You can purchase the Waves of the Ocean Suite in my online store by clicking on the item number or the on the photo above. The Blue Foils and the Waves of the Ocean Designer Series Paper are so beautiful! And the Rhinestone Waves Basic Jewels are terrific Bling for your projects! If you would like to order separate items from this suite, visit my Online Store HERE.

What else is happening with Stampin’ Up!?

Tomorrow, Thursday March 10th is the last day to subscribe to the Beyond the Horizon Paper Pumpkin kit that will coordinate with the On the Horizon stamp set and New Horizons Designer Series Paper. Sign up HERE today!

The All Together Suite includes new Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers in 10 different shades of skin colors, as well as black & white Designer Series Paper. Check out my card from this BLOG to see a sample of how the products come together to make an awesome card. Order your All Together products today in my Online Store.

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Happy Crafting!


Posted in 2022 January-June Stampin' Up!® Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Birds, Designer Series Paper, Inspiration, Nature, Outdoors

Stampin’ Up!® On the Horizon #SimpleStamping Relax Card

Hello and good day my crafty friends! I have the third card in a series of easy to make and beautiful #SimpleStamping cards for you! The On the Horizon #SimpleStamping Relax Card. Click HERE to see the first card in the series. You can click HERE for the second card.

The New Horizons Designer Series Paper makes the On the Horizon #SimpleStamping Relax Card card so easy! And you can make these stunning cards quickly!

Here is the sheet of New Horizons Designer Series Paper (DSP) I chose for today’s card. Try to visualize a scene for yourself before you start to stamp.

Here is what I “saw”. Yours may be completely different.


On the Horizon #SimpleStamping Relax Card

  • Evening Evergreen Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches.
  • Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches
  • New Horizons DSP: 4 x 5 1/4 inches and a 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch strip.


Start stamping with the Evening Evergreen Ink. First stamp the birds. Then stamp the clump of grass in the foreground.

Add the trees and the sentiment “Relax & Enjoy Your Day!”. Super easy!!

For the inside of the card, adhere the 1/2 x 5 1/4 inch strip of the New Horizons DSP to the bottom of the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Stamp the trees in Evening Evergreen Ink. Add the birds and you’re done!

Assembling the Card

Adhere the inside of the card to the inside of the Evening Evergreen CS card base. Adhere the front to the front of the card base.

Voila! You have a stunning and relaxing scene to go with the “Relax & Enjoy Your Day” sentiment!

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Posted in Gratitude/ Thanks, Inspiration, Love/Affection, Retreats, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers

Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Gallery- February 2022- Stampin’ Up!® Here Together

I am so excited to be participating in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlight Gallery with Stampin’ Up! demonstrators from around the world-a truly diverse group! The theme is “Thank You”. I am very thankful for all the different people I have in my life.

This past weekend I was in Chandler, Arizona at a Craft Retreat. There were ladies from all over who came together for 5 days of uninterrupted crafting! I was so blessed to have had this opportunity to meet so many women with such diverse backgrounds-and we all have the love of crafting in common.

I am so in love the new Stampin’ Up! All Together Designer Series Paper! I enjoy coloring with the new Natural Tones Stampin’ Blend Alcohol Markers which will be available for purchase on February 1, 2022! Check back on Tuesday at my online store HERE and get your own set of Natural Tones Stampin’ Blends!

The Here Together stamp set has a nice sentiment “Every Act of Kindness Changes the World”. Such a wonderful thought!

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you have an awesome day!

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Posted in 2022 January-June Stampin' Up!® Mini Catalog, 3D Embossing Folder, beginner stamper, encouragement, Fun/Fancy fold card, Inspiration, Love/Affection, Nature, Stamping-off technique

Fun Fold Friday: Stampin’ Up!® Blessings of Home and Slim Line Sayings

Hello! Yay for Friday! I have a nice Fun Fold card for you today using both the Blessings of Home and Slim Line Sayings stamp sets. The Heart & Home Designer Series Paper (DSP) really adds a beautiful touch.

I recommend trying to cut this card out with plain paper first. It took a couple of tries for me to get it the way I wanted. Hopefully you’ll get it on the first go around!


Blessings of Home and Slim Line Sayings You Are Fabulous Fun Fold Card

  • Night of Navy Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 11 inches
  • Night of Navy CS: 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 inches
  • Misty Moonlight CS: 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch
  • Basic White CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inch, 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches, and a label from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Heart & Home DSP: 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inches

Ink: Night of Navy and Misty Moonlight

Preparing the Card Base

First make a score line at 3 3/8 and 7 5/8 inches. Then make a small notch on the horizontal axis at 1 1/8 and 9 7/8 inches, and on the vertical axis at 1 3/4 inches on each side.

Next make a cut between the score line and notch on the upper part of the card base bilaterally. Finally, cut between the 1 3/4 inch notch on the side and the notch on the bottom bilaterally.

Preparing the Front Panels

I found it easiest to make a pattern to use for this piece. Make a notch on the 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS 1 5/8 inches down the right-hand side and 1 1/8 inches in on the bottom from the right. Use this to cut the 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch Heart & Home DSP.

To make the other side, flip the pattern over. Note: This isn’t critical with a solid color, but would be if you were using a DSP on both panels. Cut the 3 1/8 x 5 1/4 inch Misty Moonlight CS. Then run this piece through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine with the Hive 3D Embossing Folder.


Using the Misty Moonlight Ink Stamp Off once, then stamp the bunch of flowers from the Blessing of Home stamp set onto the label. Use the Night of Navy Ink to stamp the sentiment “You Really Are FABULOUS” onto the label. The sentiment is from the Slim Sayings stamp set.

Use the Misty Moonlight, Stamping Off once, to stamp the larger flowers onto the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. Then use the Night of Navy Ink to stamp the sentiment. This sentiment is in the Blessings of Home stamp set.

Assembling the Card

This is the back side of the card. Adhere the embossed Misty Moonlight CS to the left side and the Heart & Home DSP on the right.

Turn the card base over and adhere the inside panel.

Now adhere the sentiment label to the 2 3/8 x 3 1/2 inch Night of Navy CS. Place the sentiment label on the front of the card for placement.

Holding the sentiment in place, open the card. Draw a line with a pencil to mark the edge of the front of the card. Place Stampin’ Dimensionals where the label will adhere to the card front. Adhere the sentiment to the front of the card base.

Add some Bumblebee Trinkets and Voila! you have a fabulous card for someone fabulous!

Thank you for being so fabulous and visiting my blog. Have a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend!


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Paper Pumpkin is a subscription kit. You earn FREE product when you order a pre-paid code from my Online Store. A pre-paid code will be sent in an email. Next, go to my Paper Pumpkin sign up and enter the code. You will get this Safari kit if you do so by February 10, 2022.

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Celebrate Diversity

Lots of fun with diversity is coming on February 1, 2022. The All Together set will include 10 Stampin’ Blends for a range of skin colors. The images in the stamp set will celebrate diversity. Watch for more information on this fabulous set!

Get this FREE Creative Download from Stampin’ Up! for more on the celebration of diversity.

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Posted in 2022 January-June Stampin' Up!® Mini Catalog, beginner stamper, Inspiration

Friday Fun Fold Stampin’ Up!® Tulip Fields

“Let today be the start of something new” is the sentiment for the Friday Fun Fold Stampin’ Up!® Tulip Fields card today. It is a great inspirational sentiment to start the New Year!

This is an Inspirational Fun Fold card using Stampin' Up Tulip Fields stamp set and Flowering Fields Designer Series Paper.
Fun Fold Stampin’ Up!® Tulip Fields

This beautiful inspirational handmade fun fold card is really pretty simple to make. Just follow the step-by-step photographic tutorial below. A complete photographic and clickable supply list is found at the end of the blog.

Measurements for the Fun Fold Stampin’ Up!® Tulip Fields

Rich Razzleberry Card Stock (CS) card base: 8 1/2 x 11 inches. With the 8 1/2 inch edge on top, score at 2 1/8 and 6 3/8 inches. Turn the card stock so the 11 inch side is on top and score at 2 3/4 and 8 1/8 inches. Cut off the corners as shown.

  • Rich Razzleberry CS: 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches.
  • Fresh Freesia CS: 1 x 10 inches scored at 2 1/8 and 6 3/4 inches.
  • Basic White CS: 2 1/4 x 4 inches and 4 x 5 1/4 inches (not shown)
  • Flowering Tulips Designer Series Paper (DSP): 2 x 2 1/2 inches. *Be sure the pattern is in portrait orientation


Stamp on the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Basic White CS. The tulips are a 3 step stamp. The first step is to stamp the outline in the Rich Razzleberry Ink. The second step is done in the Fresh Freesia Ink with the stamp to fill in the color. Note: Remember to use the Stampin’ Pierce Mat or a catalog to stamp on when using the clear Photopolymer Stamps.

For the third step I used Blackberry Bliss Ink. Repeat the process for the tulip bud.

Add stems using Soft Succulent Ink. You will need to use a piece of paper to mask the tulip under the tulip bud when stamping the stem for the bud.

The leaves are 2 step stamps. I used the Evening Evergreen Ink first, then the Soft Succulent Ink. And there you have the inside of the card!

Using the Blackberry Bliss Ink, stamp the sentiment on the bottom portion of the 2 1/4 x 4 inch Basic White CS. Use the Label Me Lovely Punch to punch it out. Then use Stampin’ Dimensionals to adhere the label to the 2 1/4 inch square of Rich Razzleberry CS.

Assembling the Card

To fold the Rich Razzleberry CS card base, start by folding the bottom flap up. Fold the left-hand flap to the right. Then fold the top flap down. Finally, fold the right-hand flap over to the left.

Now tuck the bottom corner of the right-hand flap under the right-hand corner of the bottom flap. This is the same as the way you would fold the top of a box. Tip: Be more gentle than I was as I made a slight crease on the bottom flap.

Adhere the Flowering Tulip DSP pieces as shown.

Open the card up and adhere the inside panel to the inside of the card base.

Fold the card and wrap the 1 x 10 inch Fresh Freesia CS band around the middle of the card. Adhere at the front. Be sure NOT to adhere the band to the card. Apply Stampin’ Dimensionals to the band and adhere the sentiment label to the band. The band shown slide off easily.


One of my favorite embellishments in the new 2022 Stampin’ Up! January-June Mini Catalog is the Brushed Brass Butterflies! You can easily transfer the butterflies to your card with the Take Your Pick tool. They are so shiny!

This beautiful handmade inspirational fun fold card is simple to make using Stampin' Up! products including the Tulip Fields stamp set and Flowering Fields Designer Series paper.

Voila! The Fun Fold Stampin’ Up!® Tulip Fields inspirational card is finished! Give this one a try, it is a lot of fun. The first time around is always the most difficult. Tip: I often will make a new fun fold card with just the Basic White CS first until I get the hang of it.

Stampin’ Up News

Here are the new 2022 Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog and Sale-a-bration Brochure. Click on the image to see the PDF for each one. During Sale-a-bration you earn a free product from the brochure with a $50 order!

Loving hands and heartfelt words are the best way to show you care. With hand designs that illustrate coming together in friendship and solidarity, the All Together Collection will help you create cardmaking and paper crafting projects that reflect the people you know and love. This set of stamping supplies is available now when you Join my Stamping Gems Team, or it will be available for everyone on February 1 through May 2, 2022.

Join my Stamping Gems Team by ordering a Starter Kit! This kit contains whatever you choose up to $125. You pay only $99! And you can choose 2 more stamp sets for FREE! If you are interested in the rest of the details, email me:

This months Paper Pumpkin subscription will l be a Love Theme. You may still sign up until January 10, 2022. Subscribe HERE .

There are many kits available and the Light the Candles is the newest addition. Check out the rest of the kits HERE .

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Posted in Animals, beginner stamper, Inspiration, Sale-a-bration 2022, Sea, Sealife

Kylie’s International Blog Highlights Gallery- January 2022- Stampin’ Up!® Awesome Otters

Today I am taking part in Kylie Bertucci’s Monthly International Blog Highlights Gallery. The theme is- Thank You. It is so important to thank those who inspire us. My Awesome Otters card goes a little further by letting someone know just how awesome they are to me.

On this gallery, you can see thank you cards made by people from all over the world! I hope you enjoy my Awesome Otters card and take the time to see everyone else’s inspiring creations by visiting the gallery. You can get to the gallery by selecting the “Vote For Me” button at the end of this blog. I would greatly appreciate your vote for my card.

The Awesome Otters card is a super easy card to make. The circles are cut with the Picture This Die. The Simply Marbleous 6 x 6 Designer Series Paper is available for free during Sale-a-bration with a $50 purchase from my Online Store. The Awesome Otters stamp set is also a FREE Sale-a-bration item with an additional $50 purchase.

These adorable otters are colored with Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers. The colors I used are: Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Gray Granite and Basic Black. I added some Wink of Stella to the bubbles and around the otters. The card base is Bermuda Bay Card Stock. vote for my card when you visit the Gallery by selecting the “Vote For Me” button below. Thank you!

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Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, Animals, beginner stamper, Cat, Clean and Simple, encouragement, Inspiration, Love/Affection, Simple stamping, Stampin" Blends Alcohol Markers

Stampin’ Up!® Pampered Pets for Paper Players Challenge PP529

I am starting to participate in a new challenge with The Paper Players which you can visit by clicking HERE to see all of the entries. The challenge for this week is “Clean and Simple”. This means there are minimal layers, little to no embellishments and lots of white space.

This cute little kitty is in the Stampin’ Up!® Pampered Pets stamp set. I used the Stampin’ Blends Alcohol Markers in Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate and Basic Black to color the image. The sentiment is from the Zoo Globe stamp set.

Measurements: Basic White Card Stock (CS) card base: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches with a score line at 4 1/4 inches; Flirty Flamingo CS: 4 x 5 1/4 inches; Basic Gray CS: 1 x 5 inches; and Basic White CS: 3 5/8 x 5 inches.

I believe it is very important to let your children know that you are proud of them from time to time. Fortunately I have four beautiful children who I am very proud of. This card will be mailed to my lovely daughter, who is not only working full time and but is also taking four courses at the local community college. I am very proud of all of her accomplishments.

Be sure to visit The Paper Players at to see all the entries for the Clean and Simple PP529 Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by my blog today. Be sure to stop by tomorrow for my #simplestamping blog using the new Brilliant Butterflies stamp set.


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Posted in 2020-2021 Stampin' Up! Catalog, encouragement, Guys cards, Inspiration, Love/Affection

Cardz4Guyz Challenge #264- Clean & Simple with Beautiful World by Stampin’ Up!®

I really love the Cardz4Guyz Challenges because they help me think creatively outside of my usual “box”. Clean and Simple (CAS) cards are not something that comes naturally for me, so this was a nice challenge.

This card is made using the Stampin’ Up!® Beautiful World stamp set and the World Map Dies. I love the sentiment “You make the world a better place”.

This is a very quick and easy card to make. Just die cut the globe and stand, stamp the sentiment in Night of Navy ink, glue the copper strip along the side of the 3 3/4 x 5 inch Very Vanilla Card Stock (CS), mount it on a Night Of Navy CS card base and….

Viola! You have yourself a very nice masculine card letting someone special know how much they mean to you.

Thanks for visiting today. Please check out all of the entries for the Cardz4Guyz Challenge #264- Clean and Simple HERE.


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Posted in beginner stamper, encouragement, Inspiration, Religious, Winter Holiday

Dove of Hope to wish Peace, Joy, and Love

Recent events can sometimes make it hard to have hope for a good future. Nonetheless I am hopeful that Peace, Joy, and Love as stated on today’s card will prevail. This is a wonderful message to send out for the holidays. This card could also be sent for a Confirmation or First Communion, or just encouragement during these hard times.

Stampin’ Up!’s Dove of Hope stamp set also comes with Detailed Dove Dies in a Bundle saving you 10%. I made this card with the Beginner Stamper in mind, so I did not use the dies.

Measurements: Whisper White Card Stock (CS): 4 1/4 x 1 inches with a score line at 5 1/2 inches (this is the card base), 4 x 5 1/4 inches, 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 inches and a 1/2 x 4 1/8 inch strip; Night of Navy CS: 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches; Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper (DSP).

Use Memento ink to stamp the dove in the upper left hand corner of the 2 3/4 x 3 1/2 inch Whisper White CS.

Stamp the berry branch under the dove with the Memento ink.

Use the Night of Navy ink to stamp the sentiment “Peace Joy Love” onto the 1/2 x 4 1/8 inch Whisper White CS strip. Tip: When stamping the sentiment, line up the capital letters to get the sentiment on straight.

Use Balmy Blue and Highland Heather ink to stamp a flurry of snowflakes on the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Whisper White CS. This will be the inside of the card.

Adhere the Whisper White CS with the flurry of snowflakes to the inside of the 4 1/4 x 11 inch Whisper White CS card base.

Adhere the 4 x 5 1/4 inch Artistry Blooms DSP to the 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inch Night of Navy CS, then adhere the piece to the front of the Whisper White CS card Base.

To color the berry branch and dove I used the Stampin’ Write Markers in Real Red, Shaded Spruce and Smoky Slate.

Adhere the colored dove card piece and the sentiment strip to the card front.

And now for the Bling! I just love adding sparkle to a card! The Artistry Blooms Sequins have many different colors to add a little sparkle to just about any card!

I added a little bit of the sequins here and there until I felt satisfied with the overall look. Tip: Transferring the sequins is a breeze with the Take Your Pick tool.

Viola! You now have another fabulous Christmas or Holiday card ready to send out!

Thanks so much for visiting today. I really appreciate you! Please let me hear your thoughts by commenting. Thanks again!

Have a relaxing and creative day!