Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Daisy Lane Bundle

This is what I created playing around with the new Daisy Lane Bundle.

It's a medium daisy size.  It co-ordinates with the Daisy Delight stamp set and punch.

The pink sour cream container is made using the new Stitched Lace Die.

Daisy Lane Bundle   151118
Price: $35.00 

Stitched Lace Dies  149625 - It is 2 part.  
You can cut a scallop edge with the additional piece.

Price: $35.00

Thanks for following my blog, and all the great comments and emails.
I'm taking a step back and not doing classes or blogging much for now.  
My health did a nose dive again, so until it is better I am taking care of me.  
This may be the best it ever gets too.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

New items added to the clearance rack

Hi there!

There are new items in the clearance rack.
If placing an order for less than $150.00  please use hostess code: 436MJVFD

Shop here:


Monday, April 15, 2019

World Art Day

Tombow sent me an email saying April 15th is World Art Day!
I thought it was made up.  Well, someone made it up somewhere!
Google confirmed it was World Art Day!

So I am sharing a Make and Take from Onstage 2019.
A sneak peek from the upcoming catalog.
You will be able to order from the next catalog starting June 4th.

 There is cute designer paper, a button embossing folder, and more that goes with this set.

I lost 80% of the programs on my laptop, including my picture formatting program, 
when Microsoft did an update.  Grrrr  
Now to find a new program.  What do my demo friends use?

So my regulars are asking where have you been?  Again!
Life gets messy, and it's only me to take care of stuff.  
This happened this spring, last flood was 25 years ago.
Morning picture.

4:00 pm
 It was 4 feet deep in backyard. The fence tips are just over 4 feet high.  
My yard has a slope to it.  It was 6 inches deep in garage.  
So wet mess everywhere.  A puddle in basement side of house.  
The sump pump ran constantly for 3 days.  Glad I got a new one last spring.
An inch deep in the crawlspace and that destroyed boxes of stuff.
In the house was all clear water, that rose up through the floor.  
A puddle in the stamp room (basement area) under my work table.
It came right up through the floor and tile flooring.
Everything was so saturated, the water had to go somewhere.
My mom is 83 and just now starting to have some health issues.  
Awesome for her.  She water walks, does her yard work, is at the casino often.  lol
I'm her person to fix and follow up on stuff.  She had a TIA, a micro mini stroke.
She has recovered and is doing well.  Lots of doctor visits though.

My doctor finally diagnosed me with Hashimoto's Disease, it's a thyroid issue.
Three and a half years of feeling like carp, my immune system is out of whack, 
but we are working on stuff.  I have more energy in the last month than I have had in a year.  
We keep tweaking, so hopefully I will be back to normal soon.
I am tired of feeling good for a month, then crashing again. 

So now you now where I am at.  I actually was at the point of quitting, 
but I think I have a little more stamping in me.

See you soon!
I hope!  lol

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Celebrate Shaker Card

Using a 2" strip of cardstock, and the Scalloped Tag Topper punch to create the "window"
with the word die cut and then popped up with the Foam Adhesive strips.  
The word celebrate is attached thru the opening to the back white layer.
It is filled with LOTS! of sequins, (used up retired ones!)
The new Rectangle Stitched Framelit dies make a nice pop of color.

Inspired by a card by Lisa Salkeld

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!

Friday, February 1, 2019

Sale A Bration Free set - Home To Roost Cling Stamp Set

I've seen so many cards with the Home to Roost, roster stamped 
on the Wood Textures designer paper, I had to try it!
I used makrers to color him.  The green twine stuff is actually 
Old Olive Linen from the Occasion Catalog!
FREE Sale A Bration set

Old Olive Linen Thread   148811
Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack  144177

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Happy Tails Photopolymer Bundle

Here's the dog set again!  So many fun ways to use this set!

You can even create many different dogs as Christine Rhor did here:

Happy Tails Photopolymer Bundle   150631

Happy stamping!

cased from brrenwick

Monday, January 28, 2019

Geared Up Garage Cling Stamp Set

Geared Up Garage Cling Bundle 150610

There are also accessories

and matching designer paper.  
Many of the images in the designer paper can be cut out with the framelits.

Happy stamping!

card inspired by a of Brittany Sines

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Incredible Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set

The strip at the left is designer paper from the free Bontanical Butterfly dsp 
FREE for Sale A Bration.  I love this paper!

Incredible Like You Photopolymer Stamp Set    148708

Happy stamping!

inspired by a card by Paula Dobson

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Humming Along Cling Stamp Set

There are dies in the bundle for this set.  I didn't purchase them (yet), 
as I got this stamp set free when attending Onstage in Florida.

Humming Along Cling Bundle  150621

Happy Stamping!

inspired by a card by Brian King

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper

I used the rectangle Stitched Framelits dies to cut the opening  and the strip for the greeting.

Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies 148561

This is gorgeous laser cut paper. You get a lot in the package too.
Pink on one side and white on the other.
Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper    148812

The butterflies are from the FREE Sale A Bration designer paper.  
I used the NEW  Butterfly Duet Punch to punch them right out of the paper.  
There are several designs in the paper that work with the punch.

Butterfly Duet Punch  148523

Happy Stamping!

This card was inspired by Gail Ellis

Friday, January 18, 2019

A Cat set to go with the cat punch!

Simple and Quick.
A great set to use with animal rescue groups.
2 step stamping to create many different cats.

Nine Lives Photopolymer Stamp Set   148703

Thursday, January 3, 2019

A Dog stamp set!

This was December's thank you card, well along with the new cat set!
So many fun things in the Occasion and Sale A Bration catalogs!
They are live today.  Click the buttons in the side panel to see them.

If placing an online order, 
please use hostess code A6PHCEPK
There is a special Thank you I'll send you.

Happy Tails Photopolymer Stamp Set
#148682  $17.00

The bundle with a matching punch.

Happy Tails Photopolymer Bundle
#150631  $31.50

Happy stamping!

Sunday, December 30, 2018

November Thank You Cards

I used the vase punch and designer paper to create the vase.
A simple quick card!

These is another Vase stamp set coming out January 3rd 
in the Occasion Catalog!

Varied Vases Photopolymer Stamp Set
Varied Vases Phunch, Classic Label Punch
cardstock: W. White, Shaded Spruce, Poppy Parade
DSPL Wood Textures, Teanquil Textures
ink: Poppy Parade, Stazon

Happy stamping!

Thursday, December 27, 2018

It's swap time again! Sale A Bration Set - Part Of My Story #simplystamping

A new catalog starts January 3rd.  
The Occasion Catalog and Sale A Bration catalog will go live that day!

I only did one local swap this year.  
I swapped for so many cards at Onstage in Florida, 
I don't have space to display much more!

I used the greeting set Part of My Story for my swap.  
Along with Winter Woods (which is carried over!  Love these trees!)

The background,  created with Balmy Blue ink is stamped with a clear block ( block I).
It was so different from card to card.  How much ink the block holds, 
the amount of water sprtized on the inked block, it all makes a difference.

Here it is so light.

Shimmer cardstock works very well for this technique.
It is mounted on Smokey Slate.  I used Basic Gray for the trees and words.
Cherry Cobbler marker for the heart.  A trio of Rhinestones finished it up.

It is a great card for Stampin' Up's! #simplystamping challenge.
Easy for beginners, but enough wow to please an advanced stamper in a class.

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas!

I'm sure you know it's so hard to get pets to pose for pictures.  
This guy is extra shy.  He's finally starting to get that if he sits,
while I aim the phone in his face, he gets a treat.

I gave this to him Christmas Eve.  
He didn't like all the extra fuss happening.
Well, he didn't like this toy either.  lol

Happy Holidays to you and yours!
May your holiday be filled with wonderful memories!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

!2 days of Gift Card Holders - Day 12 Adding a Gift Card Pocket

You don't have to make something 3D to hold a gift card.  
There are many ways to add a pocket inside any card to create a gift card holder.

So beat that last minute stress, pull out a card you already have 
and add a pocket for that last minute gift card.

You can use Tear and Tape adhesive, Glue Dots, or Mini Dimensionals, 
to attach your pockets.  Keep in mid the width of the gift card, usually 3.5",
so you can slide it into the pocket.

Also remember, only put adhesive on 3 of the sides.  
Not the side the card slides into.  
I did all 4 sides of the pockets on a set of gift card holders, 
way back, when first selling cards.  That was not funny then, it is now!  :)

Diagonal pockets are great.

You can do a different color for a pop of color inside,
or the same color so it blends into the card base.

This one is cut higher, rather than a 3 sided triangle.

Designer paper makes a great pocket.

This style allows the card to be sideways or to stand up.

Vellum works too.

Gift card holders can also go in the left side of the card.

This will make the greeting, inside the card, the focal point.

So they can be made of anything, go anywhere, making gift giving easier!
Less stress for you!

Happy Holidays!

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