If you requested a catalog in the past and did not hear from me, please request again.  For some reason, I was not getting those lists. :(  I have fixed the link and will now be getting those requests.  

I'm sorry if you thought I was ignoring you.  It was certainly not my intention!



Happy Stamping!


Hurricane Matthew

I just want to send out my love, thoughts and prayers to all who are in Hurricane Matthew's path--to those directly affected and to those marginally affected.  My Dad (age 95) and sister live on the beach in Daytona Beach, Florida.  They moved inland to a hotel and are riding out the storm.  I've been watching the TV coverage and realize there may be damage to their condo. I am just so happy that they are safe!  And as this storm moves northward, I pray for my daughter-in-law's family and their home on St. Simon's Island, Georgia.  They have evacuated to my son's home in Atlanta and I know they are safe but their home may sustain damage.  We can deal with damage, but we can't accept loss of life.  Thank you for your thoughts and prayers as well.





Designer Series Paper BOGO--FIESTA!

There are 3 weeks left to take advantage of this BOGO special


Today I am focusing on the Festive Birthday paper


Here are some cards I made with this cute paper (click here for directions



Both of these cards use the Birthday Fiesta Stamp Set (141500) and the Fiesta Time Framelits (141575) and are available in a BUNDLE!   


Happy Stamping!


World Card Making Specials End Today!

Today is the last day to take advantage of the specials Stampin' Up! made available to celebrate World Card Making Day.  It's a great way to stock up on some card stock and adhesives. You can get the Envelope Punch Board (Christmas present, maybe???) .  This board can make much more than envelopes, although it is great for creating your own envelopes of all sizes. You can make bags, boxes, candy holders--all sorts of things!  And the Designer Tin of Cards???  Whether you are new to card making, or a seasoned crafter, this tin is fantastic!  You have all (to include die cuts, sequins, twine) you need to make 16 cards!  The stamp set used in the directions is NOT included but any stamp set with sentiments will do.  If you do want to make the cards as shown in the directions, you will need the Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set (141739).  Get that here:




Those are cards I made with the Designer Tin of Cards.  One thing about that kit is that once you finish the kit, you have a wonderful tin with dividers to hold your completed cards.  Another thing is that the cards all have samples of the Designer Series of Paper (DSP) in the catalog.  All that pretty paper and it's already cut for you to use on these cards!  And if you want you can mix them all up and make whatever you want with them.  There are extras left over too that you can use.


Get these specials and save up to 25%!


Happy Stamping!



September Swap--Autumn!


The swap challenge for September was for a card that epitomized autumn. I immediately visualized falling leaves. If you would like to receive a handmade card from me, just place an order and I will send one to you!

Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Special

The Designer Series Paper Special is BACK!  I love when Stampin' Up! offers this special.  I use a lot of pretty paper and the quality of Stampin' Up!'s is superb!  All are double-sided and color coordinate so very well.  This paper is great for One Sheet Wonder cards (where you can make 8+ cards out of a single sheet of paper).  

Here are the papers that are being featured:


I think most of these papers are more vibrant that the photography shows.  Stampin' Up! did not do a very good job at showing these papers in the catalogs.  I was so surprised when I ordered the Blooms & Bliss paper and it was so much prettier than what it looked like in the catalog!

Throughout the month I will be featuring the different papers and showing you cards made with these papers.  To start, I will share a few things made with the Blooms & Bliss paper.





You'll see some of those are One Sheet Wonder cards--Using a template to cut your pretty papers and then make multiple cards make increasing your stash of cards so easy!

You can shop by clicking on the Shop Now button above or by clicking here:

World Card Making Day Special Deals

Today is World Card Making Day and Stampin' Up! is offering 5 days of Special Deals!  This is a great time to stock up on card stock, envelope paper, Fast Fuse adhesive, a card kit and the Envelope Punch Board!




Click on the SHOP NOW button above or click here:





Swirly Bird Mickey Mouse Card


My daughter asked me to make a birthday card for the son of one of her good friends--he is turning one and is having a Mickey Mouse- themed party. I thought of all the cards I had seen on Pinterest of using the Swirly Bird stamp set to make a Mickey Mouse card and set out to make him one.