Monday, September 19, 2022


 I had the most fun making this card!! I'm going to make three of them for my great nieces and nephew. This uses the Betwitching Bundle. I used Pumpkin Pie, Basic White cardstocks, and the Black & White Designs DSP, and Gigham embossing folder.I bought some black tulle at the Dollar Store for the witch's skirt. The stockings were colored with Stampin' Blends. For the skirt, I punched out a witch hat and cut off the top. Then I used Tear and Tape to attach a piece of tulle that gathered as I stuck it down on the tape.

Check out this cute Haunted House full of "potion bottles"! I found the bottles in the dollar sale section at Target and immediately fell in love with them. Then I needed something to put them in or on.... so I looked around and found this wooden Haunted House for $5. SOLD. This will make a great table decoration for my October stamping class, Card Ministry and Bible Study. If you had some cut small bottles, you make your own labels. Jut fill the bottles with sequins, glitter, confetti etc. Picture here are Zombie Skin, Dragon Scales, Venomous Spiders, Rotten Pumpkins, Full Moon Magic, and Ghost's Breath. I added a tag from the Tailor Made Dies, and alphabet dies.

Wednesday, September 14, 2022

24 Hour Sale


On 15 September 2022, you can get those sets you’ve been wanting at a 15% discount. This is a deal you do not want to miss out on! The 24-Hour Stamp Sale will only last for one day, so make sure you are ready to shop ‘til you drop! Sales Period: 15 September 2022 12:00am to 11:59 p.m. (MT) Stamp sets available while supplies last! We’ll have a category in the online store titled “Stamp Sale” that lists every stamp set that qualifies for the 15% discount during the 24-Hour Stamp Sale. 

Almost every stamp set from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog is included, but just to make it easier, here is a link to a list:

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

Fun Folds!

 Here are a few fun folds to get your creative juices flowing. I've naming the fun folds I come across with a rather unsual method... the aviation alphabet. Have you ever heard of it? 

In the world of Aviation, there is a different of learning your ABC's. The Aviation Alphabet uses the same 26 letters many of us learned in kindergarten. Each letter has a corresponding word used to identify aircraft, often called the tail number, and taxiways. The Phonetic Alphabet is not only used by the military, but also by Pilots, Air Traffic Controllers, and Customer Service Agents within the airlines. It is a great way to make sure you are understood, since a B, P, T, and V sound hauntingly similar when spoken. 

In the card making world, there can be many names for the same fold, which can get confusing. This a great way to identify my fun folds, as it is very different, thus easier to remember!  Sooo... why aren't mine in order - Alpha, Bravo, Charlie etc.??? Well, that's a good question and if you know me in person, you'd see that makes perfect sense lol!



Ranunculus Romance


Blushing Bride, Basic White, Awash in Beauty DSP


Blushing Bride, Flirty Flamingo, Mossy Meadow, Balmy Blue, Basic Gray, Sahara Sand



Soft Seedlings


Pretty Prints DSP, Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral


Mango Melody, Cajun Craze, Old Olive, Calypso Coral


Linen Thread, In Color Opal Rounds


Leaf Falling Embossing Folder



Peaceful Moments, Painted Poppies


Basic White, Pool Party, Basic White, Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam, So Saffron, Hues of Happiness DSP


Pool Party, So Saffron, Soft Sea Foam, Versamark


White Emboss Powder


Poppy Moments Dies, Painted Labels Dies, Heat Tool



Plentiful Plants


Garden Green, Basic White, Gray Granite, Basic Black, Merry Merlot, Cajun Craze, Evening Evergreen, Old OliveBloom Where You're Planted DSP (retired)


Mossy Meadow, Old Olive, Pear Pizzazz, Starry Sky, Basic Gray



Perfect Plants Dies



True Beauty


Wash in Beauty DSP, Balmy Blue, Basic White, Merry Merlot, Mossy Meadow


Polished Pink, Merry Merlot, Pear Pizzazz, Balmy Blue, So Saffron, Mango Melody, Calypso Coral



Organic Beauty Dies, Sponge Daubers



Cup of Tea, Leaves of Holly, For Unto Us (retired)


Garden Green, Real Red, Basic White, Painted Christmas DSP, Peaceful Christmas DSP (retired)


Real Red, Garden Green


Festive Pearls


Teacup Dies

Sunday, September 11, 2022

Flowers, Halloween and a Gift Bag

 I have three projects to show you today.

The first card is a fun fold done with the Ranunculus Romance bundle. The base and front flap are Rich Razzleberry. The script paper you see is the Vellum Layering Designs found in the annual catalog. I embossed the front flap with the Painted Texture embossing folder. The leaf dies were cut from Soft Succulent cardstock and painted with a bit of shimmer paint which is sadly retired. The ranunculus was stamped twice, once in Rich Razzleberry ink and once in Soft Succulent ink.  I snipped off the flower heads and glued them to the Soft Succulent ranunculus.

The second card was done with the Bewitching bundle. I used black and Granny Apple Green. A piece of Black & White Designs DSP from the July to Dec. Mini Catalog. The sentiment on the front was computer generated as I didn't have any Halloween sentiments.

The third project is a treat/gift holder made from one of the pretty printed envelopes offered during SALE-A-BRATION. You cut the ends, score and fold to make gussets. Then close it with adhesive. I made a gift card with one of the cards in the set and decorated the outside with ribbon and embellishments.

Saturday, September 3, 2022

Weekly Deals!!!


Every week in the month of September we’re offering a selection of discounted products. Discounts and product selection will vary from week to week.

  • New products added each week on 1, 8, 15, and 22 September. Promotion ends 28 September.

  • Product options and discounts vary based on inventory availability.

  • Get the most up-to-date product information on my online store

Check out this weeks sale:


Perfect Partners


1–30 September 2022

Some things are Perfect Partners! Check out these new die sets and their coordinating stamp sets to see six incredible combos.

You can order these fun and festive dies and/or bundles. Dies coordinate with stamp sets from the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These six new dies sets are only available for a limited time. Save 10% off when purchasing the bundle.

Items available during this promotion can be added to demonstrator, customer, workshop, and online orders.

Dies are exclusive to this promotion and are only available while supplies last. No quantity limits apply during the customer sales period. Qualifying orders qualify for Stampin’ Rewards.  

Flyer with details 

Friday, September 2, 2022

Noteably Noble Nature's Prints

 I'm back from vacation and busy stamping away! I've been working on fun folds primarily, and making some cards using new stamp sets that came in the mail this week. I've been making fun folds up in template fashion with retired papers. This is a great way to remember a fold without directions as all the measurements are written on the template, plus it provides visual in a way that written directions can't. My next class will be making templates and I'm excited about sharing them with my friends!

These two cards use the Nature's Prints bundle. The first one uses some absolutely awesome DSP that retired in June. I wish I'd bought more of it!! 

The second one uses a technique called partial diecutting. You stamp an image on the right side of the card front, and a strip of DSP on the left side. Next you cut two pieces of cardstock, layering the slightly smaller one on top.  To determine the placement of the partial die cutting, you lay the panel overtop of the stamped image on the card front. Then while holding it in place, you align the die with the stamped image and hold it in place with repositionable tape. Run the panel through the die cutting machine, then adhere the now cut panel on the card front. I learned how to do this from Lisa Curcio, who has a video:

Nature's Prints bundle
Waves of the Ocean DSP (retired)
Basic White and Evening Evergreen cardstocks.
Vermuda Bay, coastal Cabana, Granny Apple Green inks.
Linen Thread and Stampin' Dimensionals

Nature's Prints bundle
Sun Prints DSP
Starry Sky, Night of Navy, Basic White cardstocks
VersaMark, Starry Sky, Night of Navy inks
White Emboss Powder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon, Oval Rounds
Layering Circle Dies
Fern 3D Embossing Folder

Tuesday, August 30, 2022

Leaf Prints

 Just before leaving on vacation, I made this card. I really like this stamp set. There's something about leaves that show the veins or are leaf prints that really capture the artistry in nature. There used to be a company in the Pacific Northwest that produced prints from fish, leaves and flowers. Oh how I loved those images! I did leaf and fish prints with my students when teaching science and they loved the art connection.

  • Stamps: Soft Seedlings, Go To Greetings

  • Paper: Bermuda Bay, Starry Sky, Basic White

  • Ink: Starry Sky, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay

  • Embellishments: In Color Matte Decorative Dots

  • Tools: Leaf Falling 3D Embossing Folder, Stamparatus, Sponge Daubers

Friday, August 12, 2022

Leaves, Leaves, Leaves!

 I really love leaves for stamping, and I'm not quite sure just why. I guess it's a nature thing, you know flowers, plants, animals. Anyway I also prefer realism in stamp images and this stamp set fits the bill. In this card I stamped the image on my Stamparatus with Pool Party ink, then applied some Bermuda Bay ink with a Sponge Dauber and finally added some Mossy Meadow. The Stamparatus makes it so easy to add multiple colors to a stamp with Sponge Daubers. After applying the colors, I embossed it with the Timeworn Type folder. The layer behind, is DIY DSP... that is I made my own designer paper with stamped images. I used the White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon because I can color it any shade I like with a Stampin' Blend, our incredible alcohol ink markers.


Soft Seedlings


Bermuda Bay, Basic White


Mossy Meadow, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Stampin' Blend Marker in Dark Pool Party


White Crinkled Seam Binding, Parakeet Party Metallic Woven Ribbon, 

Opal Rounds


Timeworn Type Embossing Folder, Word Window Punch (retired), 

Classic Label Punch (retired)

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Tanzanite Flower

 This stamp set is one of my favorites. It's classic and so versatile. Here, I've used Orhid Oasis my favorite color! Blue with a hint of purple, Like Tanzanite, my favorite gemstone.


All Measurements in Inches


  • Art Gallery stamp set

  • Floral Gallery dies

  • Artistically Inked stamp set (leaf and dots stamps)

  • Inks: Orchid Oasis, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Memento Tuxedo Black

  • Cardstocks: Orchid Oasis, Crumb Cake, Basic White, Vellum

  • Linen Thread

  • Stampin' Dimensionals

  • Glue Dots

  • Incolor Opal Rounds

  • Parisian Embossing Folder (retired)


  • Crumb Cake card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 scored at 4-1/4

  • Orchid Oasis 4-1/8 x 5-3/8

  • Basic White 4 x 5-1/4

  • Basic White 5 x 2-3/4 - for stamping flower and leaf/stem

  • Vellum 4 x 5-1/4

  • Crumb Cake 1 x 4 and embossed with Parisian embossing folder

  • Orchid Oasis 4 x 5-1/4 for inside Panel

  • Basic White 3-3/4 x 5 for inside Panel

  • Crumb Cake 1 x 4 and embossed with Parisian embossing folder for bottom inside

  • Orchid Oasis 1/2 x 4 for bottom inside

  • Scrap Basic White 1 x 3 - for greeting

Assemble Card:

  1. Adhere 4-1/8 x 5-3/8 Orchid Oasis panel to card front

  2. Use Parisian Embossing Folder on 4 x 5-1/4 Vellum and on both 1 x 4 pieces of Crumb Cake.

  3. Basic White 4 x 5-1/4 – Create your own DSP by randomly stamping the large flower in Orchid Oasis ink. Stamp off (second generation) when using the background flower, then 1st generation when stamping the detail flower on top.

  4. Amongst the flowers, stamp the leaf from Artistically Inked in Pear Pizzazz ink, both 1st and 2nd generation.

  5. To complete your DSP, stamp the dots from Artistically Inked in Crumb Cake a few random places around the paper.

  6. Using Glue Dots, adhere the embossed Vellum on top of the DSP layer you created. Then adhere on top of the Orchid Oasis layer on the card front.

  7. Adhere the embossed 1 x 4 Crumb Cake strip in the middle of the card front.

  8. Stamp Happy Birthday in Black ink on scrap white and diecut with rectangle scallopy shape. Adhere to the right side of the Crumb Cake strip.

  9. Stamp Flower in Orchid Oasis ink 5 x 2-3/4 Basic White. Background flower in 2nd generation and the detail flower in 1st generation. Stamp leaf/stem in Pear Pizzazz ink, then diecut both pieces.

  10. Stamp Happy Birthday in Black ink on 1 x 3 Basic White then diecut.

  11. Adhere flower to the middle left of the card front. Use Dimensionals for the flower.

  12. Tie bow with Linen Twine and attach with Glue Dot to the stem of the flower.

  13. Adhere a few Opal Rounds to complete the card front.

  14. Adhere the 4 x 5-1/4 Orchid Oasis for inside panel on the inside.

  15. Adhere the 3-3/4 x 5 Basic White on top of the Orchid layer of the inside.

  16. Adhere the other 1 x 4 embossed Crumb Cake piece to the bottom the inside.

  17. Use the smallest flower to stamp in Orchid Oasis ink on the 1/2 x 4 Orchid Oasis cardstock to make a decorative paper to adhere to the top portion of the embossed Crumb Cake Layer.

Thursday, August 4, 2022

Christmas Door

This fun fold card will be for my niece and her family at Christmas. It was a bit time consuming, but soooo worth it. Don't you think? 

I used the Leaves of Holly Bundle, and coordinating papers and inks. 

Thanks to Sue Campfield for translating the measurements for this card to the Imperial System we use in the US. 


Wednesday, August 3, 2022

MORE New Products!

 Sale A Bration is still going strong, and we’ve made it even more exciting for you with more products to earn and redeem!

I want to let you know about the additional products you can get when you order $50 or more. You’ll have to hurry and shop since this opportunity only lasts until 31 August.

Take a look at our newly added products.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

August Card Ministry

 We made some cards for the church staff, discussed restaurants, and had fun today! Below are three cards we made and I can just imagine the reactions of the people who receive them. We've had such wonderful feedback from members of the congregation who get handmade cards. And you know it's a God Thing when a retired Coast Guard Officer gets one with a nautical theme. His wife said he had it on the mantle for the longest time! We are truely blessed to be able to share this gift with others. I've got some cardstock in retired colors that we used this time (Misty Moonlight and Bumblebee) these designs would work with other colors as well.


  • Cup of Tea Bundle

  • Approaching Perfection stamp set

  • Tea Boutique DSP 4 x 5-1/4

  • Tea Boutique DSP 2 x 2-3/4 for tea cup diecut

  • Inks: Orchid Oasis, Fresh Freesia, Garden Green, Crushed Curry

  • Purple Posy card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score @ 4-1/4

  • 4-1/8 x 2-7/8 Orchid Oasis cardstock

  • 2-3/4 x 4 Basic White cardstock for stamping greenery

  • 1-1/4 x 1-1/2 Basic White cardtstock diecut teabag

  • 2 x 2-3/4 Basic White for stamping flowers

  • 2-1/2 x 2-1/4 Crushed curry cardstock with embossed Happy Birthday

  • Washi Label Punch

  • Stampin' Pierce Mat

  • Glue Dots


  1. Fold Purple Posy card base and reinforce score with bone folder.

  2. Adhere DSP to card front.

  3. Adhere 4-1/8 x 2-7/8 Orchid Oasis cardstock on top of DSP.

  4. Punch out greeting on Crushed Curry cardstock with Washi Label punch and adhere to top right of 2-3/4 x Basic White cardstock.

  5. Stamp greenery on 2-3/4 x Basic White cardstock just below the punched greeting.

  6. Stamp two clusters of flowers on 2 x 2-3/4 Basic White cardstock, one cluster in Fresh Freesia and the other in Orchid Oasis, then diecut.

  7. Glue 5 diecut flowers on top of the stamped greenery, some of each color.

  8. Diecut the tea cup from 2 x 2-3/4 Orchid print DSP.

  9. Diecut larger teabag from 1-1/4 x 1-1/2 Basic White cardstock, then stamp enjoy on it with Orchid Oasis ink.

  10. Place a glue dot inside the diecut cup at the top, then attach the string to it. Adhere tea cup just below the flowers leaving string hanging out.

  11. Place a glue dot on the back of the teabag diecut, place over string on the cup.

  12. On the inside, stamp the tea cup with leaf in Fresh Freesia ink and the sentiment in Orchid Oasis ink.


  • Wildlife Wonder stamp set

  • Itty Bitty Birthdays

  • Misty Moonlight card base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score @ 4-1/4

  • New Horizons DSP 4 x 5-1/4

  • Gray Granite 2-1/8 x 2-7/8

  • Misty Moonlight 2-1/4 x 3

  • Layering Designs Vellum 1-3/4 x 5-1/4

  • Inks: Basic Gray, Misty Moonlight

  • Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Fold Misty Moonlight card base and reinforce score with bone folder.

  2. Adhere the 4 x 5-1/4 DSP to the card front

  3. Adhere the Vellum to the middle/left on top of the DSP, apply glue only to the middle so it won't show through.

  4. Stamp the wolf in Basic Gray ink, on 2-1/8 x 2-7/8 Gray Granite cardstock.

  5. Adhere stamped wolf to 2-1/4 x 3 Misty Moonlight cardstock, then adhere both of those to the card front with Stampin' Dimensionals.

  6. Inside: 4 x 5-1/4 Basic White – stamp bear in Basic Gray ink and sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink.


  • Nature's Harvest bundle

  • In Your Words stamp set

  • Go To Greetings stamp set

  • Ink pads: Early Espresso, Bumblebee, Soft Seafoam

  • Stampin' Blends: Early Espresso, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Crushed Curry

  • Bumble bee cardstock base 8-1/2 x 5-1/2 score @ 4-1/4

  • Early Espresso cardstock: 4 x 5-1/4 

  • Basic White cardstock 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 embossed layer

  • Basic White cardstock 1 x 2-3/4 for greeting

  • Cork Paper 3-7/8 x 1-1/4

  • 2-3/4 x 4 Basic White cardstock for stamping flowers

  • 4 x 5-1/4 Basic White Cardstock for inside card

  • Timeworn Type Embossing Folder

  • Holly Berry Dies

  • Blending Brush


  1. Fold Bumblebee card base in half and score with bone folder.

  2. Adhere 4 x 5-1/4  Early Espresso cardstock to card front.

  3. Emboss 3-7/8 x 5-1/8 Basic White cardstock with embossing folder, then use Blending Brush to apply a very light bit of Soft Seafoam ink on the raised portions.

  4. Adhere embossed layer on top of Espresso layer.

  5. Adhere Cork Paper on embossed layer, towards the bottom.

  6. Stamp birthday greeting in Early Espresso ink on 1 x 1-3/4 Basic White cardstock, then diecut with Holly Berry dies.

  7. Adhere greeting diecut on left side of cork paper.

  8. Stamp flowers in Early Espresso ink on 2-3/4 x 4 Basic White cardstock, then color with Stampin' Blends markers.

  9. Diecut colored flowers and adhere to cardfront.

  10. Adhere 4 x 5-1/4 white cardstock to inside, stamp small flower in Bumblebee ink and sentiment in Early Espresso.

Friday, July 22, 2022

Gift Bags From DSP

 I made these for the ladies who came to my New Catalog Launch in June. I made a tutorial and then forgot to post it! Silly me! Here is the Tutorial. If you'd like to make a smaller size, there are a couple of posts from several years ago that include directions here:

Stampin' Around!

 No particular theme, just random stamping this week:) 

I made the Double Slider Card with the Tech Support stamp set for my son. There's a great stamp for birthday, but I was excited and couldn't wait until his birthday to mail it to him!! I have two sets of alphabet stamps and both were too big to fit in the keyboard spaces. I think the current set in the annual catalog would fit. The idea for this computer use came from fellow Demo, Robin Broome, who got the directions for the Double Slider Card from another fellow Demo Dawn Griffin. You can see Dawn's video tutorial here. You actually use a strip of plastic grocery bag to make the slider card. 

Then I made the camper card because I got the Tree Lot Dies from SALE-A-BRATION. This set is such fun to play with. You can even use the diecuts to make a 3D camper and put a little treat, or some lights inside. I'll be sharing those with you soon.

Last up is a W Fold Card. The directions for that fun fold can be found on Splitcoast Stampers. To access their wonderful library of tutorials, you simply sign up for FREE with a login name and password.


Tech Support


Pacific Point, Basic Black, Smoky slate, Balmy Blue, Basic White


Pacific Point, Basic Black, Real Red, Smoky Slate


Black Sharpie


1/2" and  3/8" Circle Punches, Very Best Trio Punch



Tahitian Tide, Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Basic White and Thick Basic White, Very Vanilla, Vellum


Tahitian Tide, Stampin' Blends for the wheel and hitch



Tree Lot Dies


Nature's Prints


Pacific Point, Starry Sky, Basic White, Sun Prints DSP


Starry Sky, Night of Navy, Pacific Point, Orchid Oasis


Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon


Natural Prints Dies

Sunday, July 17, 2022

Christmas Card Time



Leaves of Holly


Real Red, Gold Foil, Evening Evergreen, Basic White, Cherry Cobbler, Boughs of Holly DSp


Real Red



Holly Berry Dies, Triple Banner Punch


Joyful Flurry


Soft Succulent, Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Lights Aglow DSP, White Glimmer Paper


Evening Evergreen


Festive Pearls, Vanilla and Gold Ribbon


Frosted Flurry Dies, Layering Circles Dies, Merry Melody Embossing Folder


Joyful Flurry, Basic White


Silver & Gold Foil DSP (SAB), Starry Night, Silver Foil, Basic White


Starry Night, VersaMark


Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Silver Emboss Powder


Frosted Flurry Dies, Merry Melody Embossing Folder, Heat Tool


Leaves Of Holly


Cherry Cobbler, Basic White, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Real Red, Distressed Gold


Mossy Meadow


Fesive Pearls


Holly Berry Dies


Leaves of Holly


Very Vanilla, Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, White Glimmer Paper


Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen, Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blend


Gold Thread


Holly Berry Dies, Organic Beauty Dies (for holly branch)


Joyful Flurry


Very Vanilla, Gold Foil, Lights Aglow DSP, Vellum




Rhinestones Basic Jewels, Gold Emboss Powder


Heat Tool, Frosted Flurry Dies


Joyful Flurry


Evening Evergreen, Soft Succulent, Gold Foil, Very Vanilla, Lights Aglow DSP




Festive Pearls, Gold Emboss Powder


Frosted Flurry Dies, Heat Tool