The Happiness of Happy Home

By | February 10, 2016

I had been hopeful that Stampin’ Up! would come out with another stamp set to coordinate with the Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies set, so I was “happy” to find the new Happy Home stamp set (Wood 140500, Clear 140503) in the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  I have three cards to share with you today…all made by demonstrator friends of mine.  Here’s the first one, made by Brenda Cardinal.

Happy Home Stampin' Up!

I LOVE the simplicity of this card with only a ribbon for embellishment.  The image of the bench lends itself well to watercoloring.

Here’s a second card using the Happy Home stamp set, also made by Brenda Cardinal.  She added the element of a window created with the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies (139666)

Happy Home Stampin' Up!

I LOVE the pink-ness of this card.  It reminds me of photos of the Cherry Blossom Trees in Washington DC in the springtime.  The flower border was created using one of the flower images in the stamp set.

Here’s the third Happy Home card I have to share today.  It was created by Jeanna Wieselmann and uses the kite flying image, which she also watercolored.

Happy Home Stampin' Up!

If you don’t already own the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies, you may want to consider purchasing the Happy Home stamp set in a bundle with the dies.  (Wood 140806, Clear 140805)  Purchasing in bundles saves you 15% over purchasing each item individually.  If you already own the Hearth and Home Thinlits Dies, maybe you’d like to add the coordinating Happy Home stamp set to your crafting collection.  They can be found in my online store.

That’s it for what I have to share today.  Hope you enjoyed the card projects made with the Happy Home stamp set.  Make it a great day!

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”


Flowering Fields in February!!

By | February 8, 2016

The cards I’m sharing today were all made using the Flowering Fields Stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  One of the fun things about this time of year is Stampin’ Up’s annual Sale-A-Bration event.  It’s always fun to receive FREE extras when you make a purchase and the stamp set I’m using is one of your choices when you spend $50 on Stampin’ Up! products. Here’s my first card.

Flowering Fields

Project Notes:

  • All cards on this blog post were made using Flowering Fields stamp set (Wood 141300, Clear 141303).

  • Several of the images in this set are PERFECT for watercoloring (which is exactly what I did in the thank you card pictured above).

  • This is also a great stamp set to use for quick and easy cards.  Stamp the flowers and add a sentiment and your card is ready to go!!

Below is another card I created with the Flowering Fields stamp set.  The stamped image on this card was a “reject” when I was designing my Open House make and take (I chose to use different colors).  But, I have a hard time disposing of project components that don’t work, so I made it into this card.  The coordinating (and FREE) Sale-A-Bration Wildflower Fields designer paper (141022) was a perfect complimentary product to use.

Flowering Fields


These last two cards I’m sharing are ones that I received in a swap.

Flowering Fields Stampin' Up!


This colorful card pictured above was made by Felicia Burch.
The card below was created by Shirley Nohava.

Flowering Fields Swap


I hope you have enjoyed the cards I’ve shared today.  I wasn’t sure about the flower images when I saw this stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  However, I found they were easy to use once I had the stamps in hand and was using them to create.  I’m not too much for “mixing up” types on my projects, so the cards I’ve personally made have been single images or repeated stamping of a single image.  However, I’ve seen lots of great projects (including the two swaps above) that use ALL the images on one card.

If you’d like to add this stamp set to your collection, you can find it in my online store.  However, you won’t be able to add the Flowering Fields stamp set to your order until checkout because this stamp set can’t be purchased.  It is one of your FREE choices when you make a purchase of $50 of Stampin’ Up! products in my online store during Sale-A-Bration.  What do YOU think of the Flowering Fields stamp set?

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”


More Party Wishes Birthday Cards

By | February 3, 2016

Birthday cards…everyone needs them!!  The two handmade birthday cards that I’m sharing today both use the Party Wishes stamp set (Wood 140651, Clear 140961) from Stampin’ Up!  This is such a fun set to use…and there is a coordinating punch set, Party Punch Pack (14608) that is also available.  Here’s the first card…

Party Wishes Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

  • The stamp set used for the sentiment was Party Wishes (Wood 140651, Clear 140961).  This stamp set is sold in a bundle with the coordinating Party Punch Pack (140608), allowing some of the stamped images to be punched.

  • The watercoloring technique I used was quick and easy.  Simply stamp your sentiment using Stampin’ Up! Classic Ink Pads in your choice of colors.  Next, take an AquaPainter (filled with water) and wash over the words.  The water will “smear” the ink, leaving a wash effect.

  • Decorative Corners were created using the Curvy Corner Trio Punch (139683).

  • The bottom strip is a piece of It’s My Party Designer Washi Tape (140556).

Here’s another simple card that we made at my recent New Catalog Open House…

Party Wishes Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

Both of these card ideas can be changed up to use products that you may already own.  Most of us have large sentiment stamps (and the card could be adapted for ANY occasion).  Don’t own any Washi Tape??  Then substitute designer paper pieces for the tape (a great use for paper scraps by the way!!).  My passion and desire (besides sharing rubber stamping ideas and teaching classes) is to get people USING the products they already own (and not being collectors!!).  It is my feeling that creativity breeds creativity and because of this, has a way of building on itself.  So, here’s my challenge today…get busy and USE some products you already own to create a card and brighten someone’s day!!

Thanks for stopping..

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

Party Wishes Starburst Cards

By | February 1, 2016

One of my FAVORITES from the new Stampin’ Up! Occasions 2016 catalog is the entire suite of coordinating birthday products found on pages 4-7.   Who doesn’t need birthday cards??  I think that is the type of card that I send the most!!  The birthday themed products in the new catalog make creating handmade birthday themed cards a breeze!  Check out the two card projects I’m sharing today and see for yourself!!

Party Wishes Stamipin' Up!

Project Notes:

Here’s another card I made with some of the birthday products in the new 2016 Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog.

Party Wishes Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

  • The Confetti Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (140592) was used to add the texture to the Whisper White card stock.  I covered up the oval in the center so I could use a rectangle shape instead.

  • Sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set (Wood 128706, Clear 122497).

  • Notice that the starburst design on this card fans out on the bottom instead of the top.  This is because one of the designer papers I used was directional…the balloons go UP.  I had a half a piece of the designer paper left from my first card and wanted to use it up.  In order for the balloon paper to look right, the focal point for the starburst needed to be on the top.

Both of these birthday cards were made with the Starburst Technique…a technique I taught last month in my January Online Stamping Club.  It’s fun technique that is easy to do.  My Online Stamping Club is a great way to receive MONTHLY creative inspiration, step-by-step video tutorials as well as written (pdf) directions. Plus, along the way, I share lots of tips and tricks to make your stamping and paper crafting experience easier.  If you haven’t checked out my online club details, you can find them right here.  What are you waiting for??

Join today!!

Hello Life Valentine Cards

By | January 29, 2016

Well, here it is the last Friday in January and I’m back with my last share of Valentine Card ideas for the month. I have three cards to share today…all made with the Hello Life stamp set.  Here’s the first card I have to share.

Hello Life Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

  • Stamp set used was Hello Life (Photopolymer 137136).

  • Colors on this traditional looking Valentine card are Blushing Bride and Rose Red.  However, this card could just as easily be used for an anniversary or wedding card!!

  • The Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (140548) was used to create the border on this card.

Here’s my next card, and it looks entirely different.

Hello Life Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

  • Stamp set used was Hello Life (Photopolymer 137136).

  • Tuxedo Black Memento Ink (132708) was used for stamping the images.

  • The solid black hearts were created using the Sweetheart Punch (133786).  I hand trimmed the smaller white hearts (it really isn’t hard!!).

  • I created the punched corners using the Curvy Corner Trio Punch (139683).

  • This card design would make another great Valentine, Anniversary or Wedding card!!

And here’s the third card project (I had a bit of trouble with the lighting on this photo…sorry!)

Hello Life Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

I LOVE finding lots of ways to use the stamp sets that I own.  I find it a challenge to see how many different ways I can use the stamp images.  Today I shared three ways of using the stamp images in the Hello Life stamp set.  Hope you enjoyed them!!

Each Tuesday I send out a newsletter that has great tips for stamping as well as an EXCLUSIVE card project available only to my newsletter subscribers.  Make sure you don’t miss out…sign up for my mailing list in the right sidebar of my blog.

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

Cottage Greetings Flowering Fields

By | January 27, 2016

I’m finding that the Flowering Fields stamp set from Stampin’ Up! is great for creating simple, yet beautiful handmade greeting cards!!  I have another card to share today that I made using this stamp set.

Flowering Fields Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

  • Stamp set used was Flowering Fields (Wood 141300, Clear 141303).  This is one of the FREE stamp set choices you can pick when you purchase $50 of Stampin’ Up! product during Sale-A-Bration, now through March 31.

  • Sentiment is from the Cottage Greetings stamp set (Wood 138940, Clear 139962).  I absolutely LOVE the script font used for the sentiments in this stamp set!!

  • Flower was watercolored using an Aquapainter (103954).  Colors used were Watermelon Wonder and Old Olive.

  • The flowers stamps in the Flowering Fields stamp set are great images to use by themselves, as I did on this card.  They show off really well as a “specimen” or focal point.

  • I used the new Watermelon Wonder 1″ stitched satin ribbon (140580) to make the ribbon border on this card.

  • Background is textured with the Decorative Dots embossing folder (133520).

Well, that’s is for all the project details on today’s card.  If you’d like to see ALL the the FREE Sale-A-Bration product choices, you can download the catalog here.  In case you don’t know what Stampin’ Up’s! Sale-A-Bration event is all about, I’ll let you in on a little secret…FREE STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS.  Whoo Hoo!!  Here’s how it works.  For every $50 in Stampin’ Up! product purchased during the event, you get to choose a FREE product from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration catalog. With that in mind…here’s a link to my online store if you’d like to do some shopping.

Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy schedule to visit!

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

Fun with Flowering Fields

By | January 25, 2016

This week I’ll be sharing two handmade cards I created with the Flowering Fields stamp set, one of the FREE choices during Stampin’ Up’s! Sale-A-Bration event.  Here’s my first card project.

Flowering Fields Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

  • I absolutely LOVE the soft feel of this card!!  Colors used were Crumb Cake (for the card base), Soft Suede and Blushing Bride.

  • Stamp set used was Flowering Fields (Wood 141300, Clear 141303).  This is one of the FREE stamp set choices you can pick when you purchase $50 of Stampin’ Up! product during Sale-A-Bration, now through March 31.

  • Sentiment is from the A Dozen Thoughts stamp set (Wood 131056, Clear 131059).

  • I used the leaf-y stem and color-on-color stamping to create the background on the Soft Suede card stock through repetitive stamping.

  • The flower images on the Very Vanilla card stock are all stamped off EXCEPT for the three large flowers.  Making the majority of the flower images lighter helps make the darker ones stand out.

  • I watercolored ONE of the flower images using an AquaPainter (103954) and Blushing Bride ink to create  POP of color on the card front.

  • This card is a quick and easy one to make.  My card has four layers on top of the card base.  However, this same card layout could be made using less layers.

I hope you’ve enjoyed the flower card I shared with you today.  Dreaming about flowers is such a nice breath of spring during these cold days of January.  On Wednesday, I’ll have one more card to share using the Flowering Fields stamp set.  Make sure to stop back then!

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

A Wild Side Valentine’s Day Card!!

By | January 22, 2016

Here’s another great handmade Valentine card made with Stampin’ Up’s! Groovy Love stamp set and Everyday Chic designer series paper.  I really like the bold look of this DIY Valentine card.  On Fridays during the month of January I’ve been sharing some Valentine card ideas with you.

Stampin' Up! Groovy Love

Project Notes:

  • Stamp set used for the zebra looking heart was Groovy Love (Wood 134243, Clear 134246).  Sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes (Wood 128748, Clear 127802) stamp set and is punched with the Word Window punch (119857).

  • Project colors are Real Red and Basic Black – classy, elegant colors for a Valentine (in my opinion).

  • The background paper is from the Everyday Chic Designer Series Paper (138445).  Tilting the paper at an angle gives a sense of movement to the card.

  • I added a bit of sparkle and bling by using Red Glimmer Paper (121790) as an accent.

  • Here are the circle sizes: 2” circle punch (133782), 1 ¾” circle punch (119850)

  • The Sweetheart Punch (133786) coordinates with the heart shapes in the Groovy Love stamp set.

Well, that’s the scoop on today’s card project.  I hope that you are enjoying the heart shaped inspiration I’ve been sharing on Friday’s during this month.  Make sure to stop back next week for one more Valentine card project.

Until then…

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”


You Send Me Soaring in Sky is the Limit

By | January 20, 2016

I’ve got two more projects to share using the Sky is the Limit stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  Both projects are fairly simple to create and go together quickly.  (Those kind of cards and projects are my FAVORITES!!)  Here’s the first one.

Stampin' Up! Sky is the Limit

Project Notes:

  • Stamp set used was Sky is the Limit (Wood 141282, Clear 141349).  For this card I used the cute exhaust stamp that is in the shape of the heart behind the plane.  I think this would be a great element to use with the airplane image on a masculine valentine!!

  • Card base color is Marina Mist.  Inks used were Marina Mist and Basic Gray archival ink.

  • I created the background on this card using the cloud stamps included in the stamp set.  They sure make for a FUN background for the card!!

  • Sentiment was die cut with the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies (129381).  Just a note…the extra large oval punch is NOT large enough to allow the entire sentiment to be punched.

I have one more quick project to share today….this was one of the Make and Take projects those attending my New Catalog event last week created.  It is a different take on a card, but I like it!!

Stampin' Up! Sky is the Limit

Project Notes:

  • This card is created on a single piece of Crumb Cake card stock that measures 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

  • A piece of Soft Suede card stock textured with Softly Falling Embossing folder (139672) was added as a layer on the base card stock piece.

  • The white card stock piece measures 6″ x 3″ (the same as if you were creating a 3″ x 3″ card) and is stamped on the front before being attached to the card base piece.

  • The border piece is Crumb Cake card stock stamped with the cloud images found in the Sky is the Limit stamp set.

That’s about it for today.  Remember, if you are interested in adding the Sky is the Limit stamp set to your stamp inventory, this Sale-A-Bration product is ONLY available until February 15, 2016.  Make sure you don’t miss out…place your $50 order in my online store and then choose the Sky is the Limit stamp set as your FREE Sale-A-Bration product choice!!

Sky is the Limit meets Wink of Stella

By | January 18, 2016

I’m not quite done sharing cards that I’ve made using the Sky is the Limit stamp set from Stampin’ Up! My project today actually uses TWO Sale-A-Bration products and both of these products are available ONLY through February 15, 2016.  Of course, you recognize the stamp set from the projects I shared last week.  The other Sale-A-Bration product I used was the background paper…Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (141021).  Here’s the card I made.

Sky is the Limit 3A

Project Notes:

  • Supplies for this card were very minimal.  Stamp set used was Sky is the Limit (Wood 141282, Clear 141349).  What a FUN set this is to use!!!!  Not only does the set include the airplane and clouds, it also contains some great word stamps as well.

  • Background paper is perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper (141021).  This is one of the Sale-a-Bration choices (but only through February 15).  This paper has two very distinct looks.  The design on one side is marbling and the other side has a watercolor look.  For my project I used the watercolor side as it was a perfect look for the sky.

  • Card base is Soft Sky.  Image and sentiment were stamped in Basic Gray Archival ink (140932).

  • I used one other NEW product on this card, although it’s difficult to see.  If you look VERY CAREFULLY on the background you can see where I lightly stamped clouds using VersaMark ink.  (In hindsight I think it would have been better  to stamp off with Basic Gray and create the clouds that way.)  Inside each of the clouds I colored with glitter.  How did I do that you ask??  Using the NEW Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush (141897).  I tried to take a close-up so you could see it better in some of the clouds in the photo below.  I LOVE this new product and think that it will be one I turn to again and again!!  It’s such an easy way to add sparkle to your projects.


Sky is the Limit 3B

I hope that you are enjoying the projects I’m sharing using the Sky is the Limit Sale-A-Bration stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  Remember, you can choose this stamp set FREE with a $50 Stampin’ Up! product purchase from my online store.  During Sale-A-Bration you receive a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for EACH $50 spent on orders.  So, if your order totaled $100, you’d receive two Sale-A-Bration choices.  If your product order is $150 you’d have THREE Sale-A-Bration choices AND be eligible to earn Stampin’ Rewards on your order as well!!  You can visit and shop my online store here.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I still have one more day of sharing cards made with the Sky is the Limit stamp set to share with you so make sure to stop back on Wednesday!!

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

Happy Heart Valentine Cards

By | January 15, 2016

The Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing folder is such a great tool to use for creating handmade, DIY Valentine cards.  I’m using it again today on the cards I’m sharing.  On Fridays, during the month of January, I’m sharing quick and easy Valentine card ideas for you to use as inspiration for your Valentine card creating.  Here’s today’s card.

Handmade DIY Valentine Card Idea

Project Notes:

Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (137364) was used for the textured background.

Colors used for this card are Rose Red, Blushing Bride and Whisper White.

Sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set (Wood 128748, Clear 127802).

Hearts are punched from Rose Red card stock using the heart shape from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (133787).  By the way, the punched hearts fit perfectly in the embossed hearts on the background piece.

Punches used for the sentiment piece: Large Oval Punch (119855) and Scallop Oval Punch (119856).

Wondering where I found the Rose Red ribbon to coordinate with my card??  Well, I MADE IT!!  Creating custom ribbon colors is really very easy to do (although you may want to wear disposable gloves so that you don’t wind up with ink all over your hands).  I colored the White Organza 5/8″ ribbon (114319) using a Rose Red ink and a sponge.  Allow drying time before working with the ribbon.

Here’s a similar card I made using MOST of the same elements.

Handmade DIY Valentine Card Idea

Project Notes:

  • Instead of using ribbon for a border, I used a 3/8″ wide piece of Rose Red card stock.  This makes a more tailored card.  Changing the colors of this project to black and red and using the card stock strip in place of the ribbon would turn this into a great masculine card!!

As you can see from the two samples I shared today, it isn’t hard to come up with variations using the same card layout idea.  Here’s how I changed the second card layout:

  • The direction of the card is Portrait instead of Landscape.

  • I used a strip of card stock instead of ribbon.

  • Sentiment is the same.  In the second card, I matted it with a rectangle of card stock.

Here’s my encouragement for you today…try looking at the card ideas and layouts you find to see what can be changed up to make it your own creation!!  All it takes is a little practice and soon that skill will come naturally to you!!

Make sure to stop back next Friday, January 22, when I’ll be sharing another quick and easy Valentine card idea.

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

The Sky is the Limit for a Limited Time

By | January 13, 2016

Today I’m back with another card created with Stampin’ Up’s! The Sky is the Limit stamp set.  This is one of the stamp sets you can choose for FREE during the Sale-A-Bration event going on from now until March 31.  However, there’s one NEW element added to the event this year that you need to be aware of….THREE of the Sale-A-Bration items will only be available until February 15 and this stamp set is one of them.  (Not to worry though, there will be some NEW Sale-A-Bration items added to the choices in February as well.  How exciting is that??)

Stampin' Up! The Sky is the Limit Sale-A-Bration

Project Notes:

  • Stamp set used was The Sky is the Limit (Wood 141282, Clear 141349), one of the FREE products you can earn during Sale-A-Bration.

  • The Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (127749) was used to create the background.  Notice that the bottom 1/2″ of the Soft Suede card stock was left untextured so that the sentiment could be added.

  • Besides Whisper White, colors used were Soft Suede (card stock and ink) and Soft Sky (card stock and button).  This is a great color combination to use together!!  Notice that the Soft Sky color is only used as an ACCENT on the card and there isn’t a whole lot of it used.

  • Sentiment was stamped in Tuxedo Black Memento ink  (132708).

  • Banners were created with the Banner Punch (133519).  If you notice, the banners are longer than the punch would normally make.  To create them, you will cut a strip of card stock the width of the punched banner.  Instead of slipping the card stock into the punch the normal way, you would insert one of the ends into the flag part of the punch from the back and only punch the one end of the card stock.  Then, you can trim to the length desired.

  • Linen Thread (104199) was tied through the holes in the button.

  • I’d like to give credit to the creator of this card…Shari Caspers.

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Have fun “stampin’ it up!”

During Sale-a-Bration The Sky is the Limit!!

By | January 11, 2016

It IS the most WONDERFUL time of the Stampin’ Up! year…Sale-A-Bration!!!!  Can you felt the excitement??  If you don’t know what the Sale-A-Bration event is all about, I’ll let you in on a little secret…FREE STAMPIN’ UP! PRODUCTS.  Whoo Hoo!!  Here’s how it works.  For every $50 in Stampin’ Up! product purchased during the event, you get to choose a FREE product from the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Who doesn’t LOVE getting something for free!!

Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration Sky is the Limit

I’ve chosen one of the NEW Sale-a-Bration stamp sets to use on my project today.  It’s called The Sky is the Limit and is a great set to use for those hard to make masculine cards!!

Project Notes:

  • Stamp set used was The Sky is the Limit (Wood 141282, Clear 141349), a stamp set you can earn FREE during Sale-A-Bration. (See the brochure here)

  • Colors used were Crumb Cake (card stock and ink) and Early Espresso (card stock and ink).  By the way, here’s a little tip for you, browns are alway great colors to use on masculine cards.

  • You may be wondering where the Crumb Cake ink was used.  If you look very carefully at the plane image, you can see the clouds I stamped in the background.

  • The Arrows textured impressions embossing folder (132187) was used to create the background texture.  This is another great tool to use when making masculine cards.

  • The torn card stock edges lend a nice masculine feel to the card.  I stamped my sentiment and images first, then carefully tore the paper edges.  Here’s a tip for tearing card stock.  There is a grain to the paper so it will tear easier in one direction.  When tearing against the grain, the best way to do it is in little increments.  Don’t try to tear a long strip all at once or you may tear into your stamped image.

  • Linen Thread (104199) was wrapped about the textured background piece to add some interest.  To create the “bow”, I tied small pieces of thread around the longer wrapped pieces after the background card stock piece was attached to the card front.

Hope you enjoyed my project for today.  It’s a quick and easy card made with minimal supplies.  Make sure you stop back tomorrow and next week because I will have more card ideas using the Sky is the Limit stamp set to share with you.

Until then…

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”


Happy Hearts I Love You

By | January 8, 2016

Tis the season for Valentines, and each Friday during the month of January I’ll be sharing some quick and easy to make Valentine card ideas here on my blog.  I’ve discovered that I have several email subscribers who send out Valentine cards instead of Christmas cards and there are probably others who do the same thing.  With that in mind, the cards I’m sharing here are meant to go together in a quick and easy manner.  Here’s my first Valentine.

Handmade DIY Valentine Card Idea

Project Notes:

  • I used traditional Valentine colors for this card (Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White) to create a classy “traditional” card.

  • Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (137364) was used for the textured background.

  • I used the Pictogram Punches stamp set (Wood 134261; Clear 134264) for the sentiment.  I colored the stamp image with markers to get both the red and black colors.

  • A Rhinestone Basic Jewel (119246) added on the heart shape creates a bit of “bling” on the card.

  • I have a second project to also share with you.  It is very similar to the first one, but I changed things up just a bit.  Here it is.

Handmade DIY Valentine Card Idea

Project Notes:

I’d like to add a note here about card making and using the products that you already own.  Today’s cards demonstrate how easy it is to take a card layout and adapt it to supplies that you may already have in your stamping room and that’s something I’d like to encourage you to try.  That probably sounds strange coming from a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator who sells Stampin’ Up! product.  But, I am a realist and know that budgets are limited.  I also know that most of you already have LOTS of product that you own.  It’s important to me to know that the products I sell are being used and I LOVE to see my customers USING what they have already purchased and not COLLECTING products for use in the future!  (However, I would appreciate you choosing me as your demonstrator when you do make new Stampin’ Up! product purchases – smiley face)

Make sure to stop back next Friday (January 15) for more quick and easy Valentine card ideas. Until then…

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”



Snow Place Valentine Penguin

By | January 6, 2016

Well, this is the last card I have to share (for now) using the Snow Place stamp set.  And, this one will help us transition into the next fun holiday season…Valentine’s Day.  Wouldn’t this little guy just brighten anyone’s mailbox??

Snow Place Stampin' Up!

Project Notes:

If you have enjoyed all the Snow Place projects I have shared and want to purchase this stamp set for yourself, you can find it here in my online store.  Also, if you have a favorite from all the projects I’ve shared, please let me know in the comments section below (or in the comments section of your favorite project blog post).

Make sure to stop on Fridays during the month of January.  Besides posting on my regular Monday and Wednesday schedule,  I’ll be sharing some great Valentine card ideas on Fridays during January!!

Until then…

Have fun “stampin’ it up!”