Celebrating our Nation - Day 5

Celebrate 4th of July Series
Happy Friday!

I hope that you all had a fabulous and safe 4th of July!

Today is the last day in the holiday tutorial series. I hope that you've enjoyed these projects. And remember, these designs will work with ANY color inks and card stocks! Today's project shows how you can make your own Designer Series Paper with stamps and ink. For this card I used the Verdant Garden and Praiseworthy Prose stamp sets. 

Don't forget to check out the Upcoming Events after the tutorial! We have some fun classes coming up, and Stampin' Up! is offering some awesome promotions! Interested in joining my stamping family? Check out the Extra, Extra promotion!

Today's Tutorial:

Base: 5-1/2"x 8-1/2" Real Red card stock base


  1. 2" x 5-3/8" Whisper White
  2. 2-1/4" x 5-3/8" Night of Navy
  3. 1" x 3-1/4" Whisper White
  4. 1-1/4" x 3-3/4" Real Red
  5. 4-1/8" x 5-3/8" Whisper White


  1. Using Real Red and Night of Navy inks, starting with Night of Navy images first, stamp images on Layer 1. 
  2. Using Real Red and Night of Navy Stampin' Write markers, color sentiment stamp, and stamp on Layer 3. Tip: Exhale breath on stamp just before stamping to remoisten ink. 
  3. Using Snail adhesive, adhere Layer 5 to card base. Then adhere Layer 2 to base and Layer 1 to Layer 2.
  4. Using Snail adhesive, adhere Layer 3 to Layer 4, then adhere these to card base.
  5. Finish off with double Whisper White Flax Ribbon bow and Rhinestones. To make bow, separate two strands from an 8" piece of Flax ribbon and tie into a bow. 

Upcoming Events:

Don't forget to reserve your spot for this months Creative Cards & Chocolate class! Registration ends tonight!!! Click on the picture to email me!

Creating With Stamps!Paper Pumpkin Night registration is due by 7/8! You won't want to miss this event! Stampin' Up! provides everything you need to complete these kits! Stamp set and ink spot and SO much more! Click HERE to start your monthly subscription! Click on the picture to reserve your space for Paper Pumpkin night where we get together and create the kits together! Refreshments and snacks will be provided too of course!

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Celebrating our Nation - Day 3 Here's to Celebrating!

Celebrating You 4th of July Series

My crafty project for you today is this simple, yet awesome, Celebrating You card. I loved designing this project! One of the things that I enjoy about this project is the ability to use it for occasions other than the 4th of July!  The simplicity of it makes it an easy card to duplicate! This card was made with the Perennial Birthday stamp set. I added two pieces of the Regals 6"x6" Designer Series Paper, a bit of  Whisper White Flax Ribbon, and some Clear Faceted Gems that I colored with Real Red Stampin' Blends. 

Today's Tutorial:

4-1/4"x11" Night of Navy card base scored at 5-1/2"


  1. Stitched Shapes Whisper White circle
  2. 4"x 5-1/4" Whisper White
  3. 3-3/4" x 5" Regals 6"x 6" Designer Series Paper
  4. 3" x 4-1/4" Night of Navy
  5. 2-7/8" x 4-1/8" Whisper White
  6. 2-3/4" x 4" Regals 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper
  7. 4" x 5-1/4" Whisper White
  8. Whisper White Flax Ribbon double bow made by separating two strands from an 8" piece of the ribbon.


  1. Using Night of Navy ink, stamp sentiment on Layer 1.
  2. Using Snail adhesive, adhere Layer 2 to card base. Stack the remaining Layers on top of Layer 2 as follows; Layer 3, Layer 4, Layer 5, and Layer 6. 
  3. Use Snail adhesive to adhere Layer 1 to card base. 
  4. Adhere Layer 7 to inside of card base.
  5. Finish off with Clear Faceted Gems colored with Real Red blends, and Layer 8 applied with a glue dot.


Don't forget to register for the Paper Pumpkin night! You MUST be a current Paper Pumpkin subscriber to participate. Not a subscriber yet? No worries! Click on the picture below to subscribe now! You won't want to miss this month's kit!

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#6 - Come Celebrate With Me and Stampin' Up! - October 23, 2018


Put on your party hats, and get ready to save. It’s time for It’s Our Birthday Stamp Sale! For 24 HOURS ONLY, you can save 15% on select stamp sets. This sale will be gone in a flash, so celebrate with us while you can!




  • All selected sets are offered at a 15% discount.
  • All selected stamp sets may be applied to Starter Kits.
  • Discount applies to select stamp sets only when purchased individually during the 24-hour promotion period.
  • Bundles featuring stamp sets from the promotion will not be discounted.
  • If you purchased a stamp set prior to the sale, we will not be offering exchanges or credits.
  • In the event that we run out of any stamp sets, we will honor the discounted price as long as the order is closed within the promotion deadlines. You will receive your discounted stamp set as soon we are able to fulfil your order.

Ordering deadlines:

Phone: October 23, 2018; 6:50 PM (MT)
Online: October 23, 2018; 11:50 PM (MT)

Don't forget about the October Host Code and Goodie Incentive when you take advantage of this awesome 24 hour birthday sale! 

Click here for all the details for the October Incentive.





Boston cream pie is delicious indeed! But, my FAVORITE pie is pecan pie. My eldest daughter, Emilee, is the official pecan pie baker of our family. What's your favorite pie? Tell me in the comments below and be entered into the daily drawing to get Happy Mail from me!


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Creating With Stamps! Incentive - September - Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush



September 2018 Host Code
Each month I have a Host Code that you will use in my online store while ordering. Above is the Host Code for September 2018.
Here's how to use your code:
All of these order totals are before tax and shipping.
When you place an order of:
$30.00 you earn that month's PDF - you can pick from past PDF's if you'd rather, but place an order of:
$50.00 you earn the PDF and a Creating With Stamps! Rewards Point, but place an order of:
$75.00 you earn the PDF, the Creating With Stamps! Rewards Point, and the August Creating With Stamps! Incentive goodie (see below). Goodies do not come on with your order. They are ordered on the first of the following month, shipped to me, and then sent to you with a special enclosure from me.
As always, if you are ordering $150.00 or more, you will NOT use my code (this way you will earn your own Hostess Benefits), but you WILL still earn the PDF, Creating With Stamps! Rewards Point, and the monthly goodie!

This month's Creating With Stamps! Incentive goodie is the awesome Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush!

Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush                                                                                                                                      Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush

Add sparkle to your projects without the mess. The Wink of Stella Glitter Brush is perfect for writing and adding subtle controlled glitter to stamped images. The brush tip produces thick and thin lines, allowing artistic freedom.

* Clear
* Archival quality
* Acid free
* Xylene free

A Seaon of Style

Pp_coordinating_kits_shareable_thumb0817Yesterday I finally got the chance to sit down and work on my October Paper Pumpkin kit! I've been itching to get my hands on it ever since I saw the enticing green and black plaid box sitting in my mailbox.

As usual, Stampin' Up! has done an awesome job of creating a wonderful kit, just in time to start preparing for Christmas.

I've been told that this kit coordinates with Novembers, so now I'm even MORE excited to receive that one!

Here's what I made with Octobers kit!

Don't you just love shaker cards?  There was enough product to make 5 of each design, with materials left over to create something unique of your own!

You also get a stamp set, and ink dot that you can utilize on other projects!

How can you go wrong?

October A Season of Style Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project.

We’ll surprise you with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $19.95 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!

What's Inside

Every kit includes an exclusive stamp set, ink spot, and embellishments to create a predesigned project. At least six times a year, we send an all card kit with eight or more cards. Sometimes the kit includes cards plus gift bags, banners, treat bags, or boxes. Other times, it’s home décor, giftables, or just treat packaging. No matter what it is—we promise you’ll love it, or we’ll make it right!


When does it ship

Subscribe by the 10th of any month to get your first kit delivered around the 20th of that month. We can’t wait to craft with you!


If you have questions about this, or any other Stampin' Up! product, or would like to place an order,

contact me!

Happy Stamping!