Happy New Year!

                                               Happy New Year!  


Wishing you a blessed and healthy 2017!  And I want to thank you for a successful 2016 for my business...you are truly appreciated.  I know that I cannot do this without the support of all of you stampers who purchase your supplies from me!  And a huge thank you goes out to my team members!


Happy Stamping!

Avant Garden Birthday Card

Have you seen the new Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration catalogs?  Stampin' Up! just keeps hitting it out of the park!  My wish list is very long!  If you haven't seen the catalogs and want one, click on "request a catalog" above and I will send you one!

This is the first in a series of blog posts highlighting the Sale-A-Bration catalog items.  This card uses the FREE (available free after January 4 with a $50 purchase) Avant Garden stamp set.  And it uses the new Watercolor Pencils in the Occasions catalog.  


You can check out all the instructions for this card here.  I love how the Stitched Shapes Framelits coordinate so well with the Layering Ovals Framelits.  It just gives everything a finished and polished look.


Happy Stamping!

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Merry Christmas!

I would just like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!  I hope that Santa is good to you and that you get all you desire!




And if you get some cash in your stocking, save some for Sale-a-Bration!  For every $50 you spend, you get to choose one free item from the SAB catalog!  This sale starts January 4 so save some dough for some crafty goodness!

Avant Garden Birthday


This is the first in a series of cards made with free Sale-a-Bration items. This card was used as my swap card for December

The Year in Review--Top Cards of the Year

As the year draws to an end, I thought it would be fun to revisit the cards I made this year.  Some are posted on this web site and others are on my old blog at http://www.beckysstampingspot.stampinup.net.  Choosing these cards was really difficult.  I think at the time I make each card, it becomes my favorite.  And looking through these I see which stamp sets became my favorites too!

One of the first cards I made this year was for my husband's 99 year old aunt.  It uses the Bloomin' Heart Thinlitsand the Large Number framelits.  (Now I need to outdo myself for her 100th coming up in a couple of weeks!).  I also made these cards using the Birthday Blooms--I love to watercolor and these were done in different colors.




Using the same Botanical Builder Framelit dies, you can see that using different colors can make a huge difference in the cards you make.

The next card uses the Detailed Floral Thinlit Dies.  And the next uses a new stamp set that came out in the annual catalog.  It totally reminds me of lazy summer days here in the South.


I loved using the Baby Bear from the Bear Hugs set to make a baby card.  I used the stripe stamp from Work of Art to make the background and the balloons came from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set.  It's a lot of fun to combine the best of the stamp sets to make what you like!  And using the same stamp set to make a masculine card!


One of my favorite Christmas cards was this one using the Detailed Santa thinlits.  Love how he shines with the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer card stock.  


And the final card is the card I made for the Atlanta Onstage swap.  I loved watercoloring and love this stamp set!         


I hope you've enjoyed this walk with me down memory lane!  


Happy Holidays and Happy Stamping!




Need Gift Ideas?

Christmas will be here before you know it!  Do you need ideas for your crafty friends and family?  Maybe someone who thinks they aren't crafty but would like to learn?  Then Paper Pumpkin is the ideal gift!


You can purchase a one month, 3 month, 6 month or even 12 month subscription and give them the gift of creativity!  The kits come with virtually all you need to complete the kit (you might need scissors or adhesive--the first kit even comes with a clear stamping block!) and most of the kits are card kits.  And for those kits that are something other than cards?  You can still use the stamps, inks and paper to make cards out of the items in the kit!  Each kit includes exclusive stamp sets and ink spots to coordinate with the paper products.  Embellishments, die cuts and sometimes stickers are also included.  Purchase enough kits to reach $150 and you will receive Stampin' Rewards that you can use for yourself!  Purchase them here


You can also start a month-to-month subscription too!  Subscribe here or you can click on the monthly kit tab at the top of the page.

Purchase a Paper Pumpkin as a gift and I will send you a gift certificate that you can print to give to the recipient.


When you purchase a gift, Stampin' Up! will send you a redemption code that the recipient will have to use to set up an account.  They will then be able to manage their account.  Did you know that you can suspend an account if you don't want to get a kit that month?  You cannot suspend the paid subscriptions but only the month-to-month.

Give the gift of creativity this year!  Give Paper Pumpkin!

Balloon Pop-Up Birthday Card

I designed this birthday card for a member of my team.


This is such a fun card to make!  I'm loving this Party Animal Suite in the new Occasions catalog (available January 4) -- so many cute things you can do with the dies, paper, stamps and embellishments!

And the big surprise is when you open the card


The balloons just pop up and are so unexpected!  Stampin' Up! has a video on how to use these pop-up dies

All the instructions for this card can be found here

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Balloon Pop-Up Birthday Card


This is a birthday card I made for one of the demonstrators in my downline. It uses products from the new Occasions catalog available January 4th. The impact comes when you open the card!