Video: Fancy Flora Four Ways

Fancy Flora Designer papers….is it really fancy?  I don’t think so but it’s darn pretty.
I can imagine the artist at Stampin’ Up painting the images with a palette knife on canvas, creating the gorgeous texture images.
The colors are lovely, some muted and some bright and today I’m using it on 4 cards and hope you like them!

I’ll jump right to video!  The 4 recipes with measurements are in a link under the video.


Just 3 little pieces of designer paper, 1″ x 3″ each, is all it takes sometimes to make a card more interesting!
I went back to an older bundle called Art Gallery for the stem silhouette.    It can be changed out so easily to other sentiments.

Another design in the papers with a little gold splatter embossing!
I used Wink-Of-Stella to splatter and quickly add gold embossing powder to create the embossed spatter.

Gilded edges…..I haven’t done this in ages and I love it!   Rub VersaMark ink pad along the edges,
dip in gold embossing powder and heat!

Bright and colorful butterflies!   Cutting the delicate wings from the Fancy Flora paper adds such detail.
In my video I had 3 butterflies but they seemed crowded so I moved one to the inside instead.

FREE gift with a $50 purchase is still going on thru February!
Now even more freebies to choose from!

Click here to see them all! 


Stampin’ Up Shopping List

Surprise! More Sale-A-Bration Freebies Added today!

Surprise!  More Freebies Added!
There is a nice flyer if you like to print and review – click here

Sale a Bration is still happening all through February and starting today, Stampin’ Up has added TEN more freebies!
(the original freebies are still available also)

These are the new freebies to choose from for a $50 order:
See all Level one freebies HERE

AND they have added a nice stamp set/die bundle free with a $100 order!
See all Level 2 freebies HERE 

There is also a pretty kit that released today!  It is called WREATH OF BLOOMS:

#162362   $13   Available beginning Feb 1st! 

This month’s kit includes: 

One 8″ diameter chipboard wreath
Precut paper pieces that can be rolled and shaped into three-dimensional blossoms
Multicolored brads to keep everything together.
Thick twine to hang your wreath
.Enough adhesive* to complete the project.
Coordinating colors: Cajun Craze, Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Garden Green,
Night of Navy, Pear Pizzazz, Petal Pink, So Saffron, white.

*Please note that you will need a hot glue gun for this project, which is not included in the kit.
Here is a video from the home office:

You can see all the latest kits HERE

Video: Around the Bend Curvy Cards

I wish you could see this card in person….so shimmery!

This week I’m using Around the Bend, a bundle in the Stampin’ Up mini catalog.
I love curvy dies so I picked up this one right away!
This bundle is one of the few that is available in both Photopolymer stamps AND Rubber, same price of $52.
Personally I went with the photopolymer because the stamps being clear are easier to line up along the curves.
Watch the descriptions if you are purchasing this bundle so you get the one you prefer!


A little white heat embossing on the sentiment, is it too plain?
I lthink I like it.

I cased the catalog for this one!
Here is the sample from Stampin’ Up:

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Video: Cats, Valentines and a Waterfall Card

Hi all!
All of the paper, ribbon and accessories shares have been mailed and those who participated should have them by now!
IF you don’t, please email me right away as I have tracking on them.  Thanks to all who joined in!

If I had to choose between cats or dogs, I’d choose dogs but only because I’ve never really owned a cat.  I’ve roommates years ago with cats and our family has always owned dogs.  (I do have a faint memory of a cat when I was little named Fat Head)
This year a feral black cat has come to our back door and I named him Cricket.  I can’t get close to him but this coming week I’ll try to catch him and have him taken to the vet, checked out, neutered and let him go.   It’s the responsible thing to do altho I’m not looking forward to it and Cricket may never show up at my door again after!
Anyway, that’s why cats have been on my mind AND this stamp set is CUTE!!

LOVE CATS #160410 $21

This week is using the cats for a Waterfall card and Easy treat pouch !


Waterfall cards have been around AGES!  Easy to make and people still love to flip them over and over!


It’s still Sale-A-Bration time, which means your choice of free stamps or papers with each $50 order!

Be sure to check out the CLEARANCE RACK for great deals on retired Designer papers, ribbons and dies!
Check out some of my favorites, like these retired but awesome colors of card stock for only 3.50!

6×6 and 12×12 designer papers under $5!


Project Shopping List



You can shop online HERE or email me!


Video: On the Farm & Reverse Stamping

This week I played with the free Sale a Bration paper called Day at the Farm.
It’s cute paper and FREE with a $50 order during January and February!

I made a larger 5×7 sized card and used the coordinating bundle called On the Farm.


I have a friend who is fun and unique so I thought this was perfect for her! ( and she loves purple)
The paper does ALL the work, even on the inside:

I’m in love with this new stamp set called Happy Labels:

Whatever you do this weekend, I hope you get to stamp a little something!

Video: Offset Layout + Faux Mitered Corner

Hi all!   I’ll jump right to my video this week showing a paper saving trick and a layout that I really love:


Here is the link I mentioned for my original mitered corner video

This week I chose to work with the Favored Flowers Sale a Bration paper, which is free with a $50 ordering
during January and February:

AND the Sending Support stamp set, which is also a freebie during Sale a Bration!

If you squint, you can see the mitered floral corner, which is only 2 pieces of 1″ designer paper.
It saves paper, it’s easy and looks great!    It all started with this card swap I received years ago from Chris Smith:
I loved the simplicity, the white space and the little bit of striped designer paper. I kept her swap all these years because I loved the layout.    Here’s another one with multiple offset layers that I created with the Rain or Shine Designer paper:
I hope you give it a try!

Sale-A-Bration Freebies Begin Today!

It’s a new year AND 2 new catalogs, too!
The new Stampin’ Up mini catalog is LIVE today and it is also Sale a Bration time,
which means a free stamp set or paper with every $50 purchase!

To view the new mini catalog online, click HERE

To view the Sale-A-Bration catalog online, click HERE

Stampin’ Up has posted several new videos on their YouTube Channel showing the freebies, too!
See those HERE


Who doesn’t like a free gift with an order?  It’s the perfect time to get some great stamps and papers FREE!
Here’s a look at the freebies for January & February

I like this stamp set a lot.  The sentiments are really nice to send to those struggling.

These owls are super cute!

This next one is called IN THE COUNTRY  #160828

It’s a detailed scenery stamp. I haven’t used this one yet but I could see it stamped on a natural or crumb cake card base in Navy or black with very little coloring or could be watercolored also.

There are also THREE packs of 12 x 12 paper to choose from with a $50 purchase!

DAINTY DELIGHT 12 x 12 #160834
12 sheets

FAVORED FLOWERS 12 x 12 #160833
12 sheets

A DAY AT THE FARM 12 X 12 #160835

Carrot stamp set?  Sure!  Why not!

I did a few projects using the carrots a few weeks ago.  If you missed my video showing those, here it is:



48 sheets of patterned paper!
4 each of 12 double-sided designs 12″ x 12″


For those ordering $300, the SCENIC GARDEN stamp is a gift from Stampin’ Up!


January is the PERFECT time to join as a hobby/discount stamper who places their own orders or as someone who might like to do more and share stamping with others.    The starter kit is always a great deal at $99 but now you can get even more value in your kit during Sale a Bration. Join by 28 February 2023 and choose one of three fabulous offers:

    • Kit Option 1: The exclusive Boho Blue Mini Cut and Emboss Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129 + tax and free shipping!    This is the same mini machine as the white, just in a fun new color!


    • Kit Option 2:
      The original white Mini Machine ($63 value) + your choice of $175 of Stampin’ Up! products for only $129 + tax and free shipping!

  • Kit Option 3: Your choice of $175* of Stampin’ Up! products for only $99 + tax and free shipping!
    During February and March only, that is an extra $50 in your kit!Here is the page with all the info
    but always call me or email me if you want to see if it’s right for you!There is a new kit out, also!
    SAYING THANKS KIT  #162361  $13    Kit makes 9 full sized cards/envelopes

I’ll be back this weekend with a new video!


Video: Dainty Flowers Gate Fold

Hi all!

Before I get to this week’s video, a quick reminder that it’s time to sign up for new catalog paper, ribbon and accessory shares!

Many of you already have and I thank you so much!
For those that missed it since it was a busy holiday week, you can find all the details in last week’s post HERE 

This week’s video is using one of the upcoming freebies in the Sale-A-Bration catalog called Dainty Flowers.
(perfectly named, they are dainty and sweet!)   I’m thrilled this pretty designer paper will be free with a $50 order beginning Jan 5th!
Watch my video below to see the paper up close:

Print/View the recipe pdf with measurements HERE

Wishing you all a Happy New Year!!

Video: Papers, Ribbons and Accessories Share!

The NEW Stampin’ Up January-April seasonal catalog is coming soon on January 5th!
That means it is time for me to offer my paper, ribbon and accessories share for those that like to try it all without buying it all!

Many of you have been participating in my shares for over a decade and I thank you!
If you already know how it works, you can email me HERE 
BY JAN 4TH and let me know if you want to splurge and get them all or which ones you would like
(don’t just reply to my blog email, it doesn’t always make it to me)
I’ll always reply back same day with a confirmation so if you don’t hear from me, be sure to send again to my email.

This year I made a video showing how the share works and what you get!

Here are the details for my January paper, ribbon and accessories product shares :

The products we will be sharing are from the new Stampin’ Up catalog that begins January 5th!
I hope you have received your copy and if not, please let me know!

A ‘share’ is sharing all the products with others that order also.  For example, I will cut all the new designer papers into 6×6 pieces and I split it with 8 people. So you end up with a sample of every paper ( 95 sheets) in the new catalog to play with or use as samples!
Anyone can join in the fun, customers and demonstrators welcome (demos on my team get a team discount)

You can order just the paper shares, ribbon shares or accessories alone or a bundle all 3!
Free shipping on all my shares as a thank you from me to you!

To order, EMAIL ME at
I’ll send a payment link for you to use paypal or a credit card beginning December 30th.

(please don’t hit reply to my blog post, I may not get it, it goes somewhere in blogspace and seems to take forever to get to me)
I’ll always respond back to you the same day on email with confirmation if received.

You can choose to join in on just the papers, ribbons or accessories or all 3!

Shipping is free as my gift to you for ordering with me!

packaged in my pretty, clear acetate box with a description sheet included
(double share 6 x 12 available by request for $68)

6X6 size papers 
12 – By the Bay
6 Country Floral Lane
12- Country Gingham
6- Delicate Desert
2- Dry Brushed Metallic
6 – Enjoy the Journey
12 -Fancy Flora
3- Fine Shimmer
6 – Like an Animal
6 – Rain or Shine
6 – Ready to Ride
12 Regency Park
3 – Textured Shimmer
3- Vellum Basics

Ribbons are neatly bound in 6″ loops and packaged with ribbon cards as shown above.
(I will split between 5 people)
see page 82 in catalog
2 yards Balmy Blue Ombre Ribbon
2 yards Night of Navy 3/8″ Ribbon
1 yard Pale Papaya Velvet Ribbon
2 yards 3/8″ Pool Party Ribbon
1 Yard Real Red 1/4″ Ribbon
1 Yard Crumb Cake 1/2″ Ribbon
2 yards each of Thick Twine in Pumpkin, Garden Green & Coastal Cabana

40 – Milky Dots
30 – Ready to Ride Studs
4- Dragonfly Trinkets
24 Enamel Dot Essentials
8 Enamel Sticker Icons
16 -Flat Pearls
26 – Gold Sequin Assortments
18- Iridescent Pastel Gems
Appox 60 Loose Daisy Embellishments
48- Opaque Gems
60- Pastel Sequin Gems


Email me to say you want the SPLURGE package and get all 3 for $70, Free shipping from me
AND I’ll add some Sale a Bration papers in with your shares!   

Be sure to RSVP by January 4th!  
I’ll send invoices beginning December 30th

email me HERE to rsvp!

Merry Everything to all!