Thursday, February 4, 2016

Happy Birthday Confetti Style

Birthday cards! Do you send them? Are you always in need of them? I know I go through my birthday card stash so quickly and I'm always looking for quick, simple and cute birthday cards. Do you think this one fits the bill? I do!




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The birthday products in the Occasions Catalog are just so fun and festive! Get your hands on these fun birthday products 24/7 through my Online Store and, with your qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration, you can also get exclusive products for FREE!

Supplies Used:


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Happy Stamping,





Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Valentine's Card with Video Tutorial

When I was using the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits Die to make this card, I decided that a few tips and ideas would be helpful when using this product. So, I created a video that shows you how to use this Thinlit with the Precision Base Plate as well as the new Big Shot Die Brush.






Bloomin' Heart Card Supplies:



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Happy Stamping,



Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Stamp Factory Class Is Coming!

The next Stamp Factory class is just around the corner - Monday, February 8th at 7 pm. Together we'll be creating 8 cards for FREE with your qualifying order! Your order can also qualify you to get FREE stamp sets during Sale-a-Bration!



Even if you can't attend in person, you can still receive these cards for FREE with your qualifying order. Here's how:

  • Place your order online here.
  • Use the following hostess code during checkout:  W6HH43WW
  • That's it! Your cards will be made and mailed to you within 5 days after the class.


Here's what we'll be making:

Card #1:




Supplies Used:

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Botanicals for You and Perfectly Artistic Designer Series paper are FREE with your qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration 2016.


Card #2:



Supplies Used:


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I hope you'll come stamp with me next week at Stamp Factory!




Limited-Time Sale-a-Bration Products

Did you know that several of the FREE Sale-a-Bration product choices will only be around until February 15th? 

That's right! Three amazing products - Sky is the Limit stamp set, Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper and the Hello stamp set - will only be here for a few more days!

If you'd like to get your hands on these products, you're qualifying order needs to be placed soon! 

How do you qualify? Check out all the ways you can get FREE products during Sale-a-Bration 2016 here.

Get these products while you still can - once they're gone, they're gone! See all the FREE Sale-a-Bration choices here.

Sky is the Limit Stamp Set







Perfectly Artistic Designer Series Paper
12 sheets; 2 each of 6 double-sided designs
Get two distinct looks with this paper - marbling on one side and watercolor on the other.


Hello Stamp Set




Which of these products are on your must-have list? Be sure to place your qualifying order by February 15th so you can get them for FREE!


Happy Stamping and Sale-a-Brating!


Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Gathering with Friends

Stamping with friends - what could be better? This was the first class of the new year and I was so excited to get back in the swing of things.



It was a houseful but there was plenty of room for everyone to make some fun cards!






Even my daughter and her friend joined us in the stamping fun. I love how they changed their cards to make it their own.


Every month I offer several different opportunities for stamping. Check out my online calendar and if you are in the Dallas / Fort Worth area, I'd love for you to join in the stamping fun!

Happy Stamping,





Monday, January 25, 2016

Grateful Bunch - Quick and Simple Card

The new Grateful Bunch stamp set is so cute by itself (as shown in the card below) but when a stamp set has a coordinating punch, it makes it even more versatile.

And, the best part with these two products is that they are bundled together to save you 15%

Keely created this quick and simple card for our monthly swap with the Cowtown Crafters. (I just love receiving swap cards!)




Here's what the coordinating punch looks like:


Use the Blossom punch to create amazing layered flower embellishments.

Supplies Used on Keely's card:
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Order: If you were to purchase all the supplies listed for Keely's card, the subtotal (before shipping and tax) would be $65.50. That would qualify you for 1 FREE Sale-a-Bration product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure

Want an even better deal? Go for the Starter Kit and you'll receive $155 worth of products that YOU choose for only $99 plus tax (it ships for FREE!). No obligation to hold classes, sell products or do anything further. Just enjoy the benefits that come with purchasing the Starter Kit. You choose what you'd like in your kit - any products you'd like!

Happy Stamping,





Friday, January 22, 2016

Paper Pumpkin Kits are On Sale


The December 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit has to be one of my all-time favorite kits! Every month a surprise project arrives at my door and I'm always excited and anxious to find out what's inside! I just love the calendar in the December kit!

If you've never heard of Paper Pumpkin, let me take a moment to introduce you to a crafty monthly subscription that is always filled with a surprise inside. For only $19.95 a month (shipping included), an adorable orange box arrives to my mailbox. Inside are all the supplies I need to make a variety of projects - cards, calendars, treat bags, home decor items and more!

And, now that it's Sale-a-Bration time, the 3-month pre-paid subscription is on sale! PLUS: Your 3 month pre-paid subscription qualifies you to receive one free product (your choice) from the Sale-a-Bration brochure


If you'd like to give Paper Pumpkin a try with the 3 month pre-paid subscription,


Here's an up close picture of one of the calendar cards that were in the kit. The kit also came with gold thread and twine but I chose not to add any (I'll save those goodies for other projects!).



The kit included:

  • Stamp Set
  • Instruction Sheet
  • Glue Dots
  • Dimensionals
  • Soft Suede ink spot
  • Gold thread
  • Gold/Vanilla twine
  • All the embellishments (flowers, gold banner pieces, white banner pieces and the cards)
  • The first month you subscribe, the kit will also include a clear acrylic block.




Here's a look at more of the calendar pages.





I'm telling you! Paper Pumpkin is a blast! It's quick, simple and lots of fun. You can even give a subscription as a gift to a crafty friend!

Now it's time for me to get started on my January kit that just arrived! Woohoo!! I'll keep you posted with pictures of the finished project!



Are you ready to give Paper Pumpkin a try? The 3 month pre-paid subscription is the way to go!

Happy Stamping,



Thursday, January 21, 2016

Valentine's Cards for Everyone

Valentine's is coming and what better way to say you're thinking of someone than with a sweet card full of hearts!

I received both of these adorable cards as swaps during the Cowtown Crafters monthly gathering. 

This first card was created by Kim and I just love how she used so many images from the First Sight stamp set and the Sweetheart punch.




Supplies Used on Kim's Card:


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If you were to purchase all the supplies to make Kim's card, the subtotal (before shipping and tax) would be $64.50. That would qualify you to receive 1 FREE product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure!


Debbie made this adorable 3" X 3" mini Valentine card. Absolutely adorable. And, with the little coordinating envelope, who wouldn't love receiving a little card like this?



Debbie also used a couple other heart punches in addition to the Sweetheart Punch - Confetti Hearts Border Punch and the Itty Bitty Punch Pack. Lots of hearts and lots of love!

Supplies Used on Debbie's Card:


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


If you were to purchase all the supplies listed for Debbie's card, the subtotal (before shipping and tax) would be $103. That would qualify you for 2 FREE Sale-a-Bration products from the Sale-a-Bration brochure

Want an even better deal? Go for the Starter Kit and you'll receive $155 worth of products that YOU choose for only $99 plus tax (it ships for FREE!). No obligation to hold classes, sell products or do anything further. Just enjoy the benefits that come with purchasing the Starter Kit.

Happy Stamping,



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Balloon Celebration and Balloon Bouquet Punch

Balloons! What is it about balloons that we all enjoy so much? Maybe it's just the festive, party feeling we get when we see them because it means there's something to celebrate and enjoy!

I love Rebecca's swap card that she created using the Balloon Celebration bundle (stamp set and coordinating Balloon Bouquet Punch). 

Did you know that when you purchase products that are "bundled" together, you save 15%? That's right! Be sure and look for the word "bundle" when you're shopping through my online store.






Supplies Used:


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Rebecca's card is so versatile! It can be used for so many different occasions like birthday, retirement, graduation, new baby and more! I think I'm going to make a bunch of these and have on hand for any (and all) of these occasions!

Sale-a-Bration Rewards

With your purchase of $50 or more, you can receive a FREE product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure

For example: If you were to purchase all the supplies listed above for Rebecca's card, the subtotal (before shipping and tax) would be $70.25. You'd qualify for 1 FREE Sale-a-Bration products! (If your subtotal reached the $100 mark, you'd qualify for 2 FREE products!)

Want an even better deal? Go for the Starter Kit and you'll receive $155 worth of products that YOU choose for only $99 plus tax (it ships for FREE!).


Happy Stamping,




Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Bloomin' Love Friend Card

Another beautiful swap card I received during our monthly demonstrator gathering was from Maria. What a pretty card!

I think Blushing Bride is my new favorite pink! It's just so light and pretty and the gold embossed heart just "pops".




The banner (that she stamped "friend" on) can be cut out by hand or you can use the coordinating Framelit from the Large Numbers Framelits Dies to cut it out.

Supplies Used:


Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog


Sale-a-Bration Rewards

With your purchase of $50 or more, you can receive a FREE product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure

For example: If you were to purchase all the supplies listed above, the subtotal (before shipping and tax) would be $103. You'd qualify for 2 FREE Sale-a-Bration products!

Want an even better deal? Go for the Starter Kit and you'll receive $155 worth of products that YOU choose for only $99 plus tax (it ships for FREE!).

It's a great time for great deals during Sale-a-Bration 2016!

Happy Stamping,