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This week its all about impressions – which add texture and imaging to your cardmaking and scrapbooking with ease and simplicity!


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Valentine's Day, Cardmaking, Stampin Up

Another card using the You Plus Me stamp set along with the Stack with Love Designer Series Paper Stack!

  • I used the Hearts Collection Framelits with my Big Shot to cut out two hearts – one for the sentiment and one in Real Red cardstock to shadow the sentiment heart
  • I really am digging the graphic designs in this Paper Stack – so bold, but not overpowering!
  • A Basic Jewel Rhinestone adds a little blink to the sentiment
  • The card is distressed using Tuxedo Black and sponge daubers – on all layers of the card
  • White Bakers Twine ties the card all together

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Valentine's Day Card, Stampin Up, Cardmaking


The You Plus Me Stamp set is used again in this Valentine’s Day Card – as well as the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack! The x’s and o’s provide a graphic background while the red heart design behind the “Be Mine” sentiment adds some extra flair!

  • I used the Labels Framelits collection with my Big Shot to perfectly cut out the label pieces out of whisper white, Stack with Love DSP Stack, and Basic Black
  • A piece of Real Red Cardstack sits behind the labels to break up the xoxoxox graphic image
  • Light distressing was done around the sentiment label, as well as around the edges of the card using Tuxedo Black and a sponge dauber
  • Some Basic Jewel rhinestones add a little “bling” to this card


A Step Up

Using the same basic layout, I “Stepped” up this card by removing the rhinestones and adding a tea lace doily. Doilies always add a hint a Victorian romance, don’t you think?

Be Mine Doily

  • I added more distressing to this card – distressing not only the sentiment label and card edges – but also the edges of the heart paper label, the xoxoxo paper and the Real Red band behind the labels

It’s the same layout, but by changing out one element and adding a bit more distressing, the vibe of the card has changed!


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Hi Card, Tap Tap Tap Stamp, Stampin Up Demonstrator, Cardmaking

The “Tap Tap Tap” stamp set sets the stage here with a delightful sketch of one of those typewriter things!

I left the image as a sketch, but you could step up the image a notch by using Blendabilities to color in the typewriter. I chose to let the Strawberry Slush matting be my color for this card – with a little distressing using Tuxedo Black Ink and a sponge dauber.

  • I cropped out the image of the typewriter and the matting pieces using the Square Framelit dies and my Big Shot – perfectly measured, everytime!

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Let your Valentine know how sweet they are!

Valentine's Card


Designer Series Paper: The Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack is used for the heart background matting. Simple, easy and oh so adorable!

Tea Lace Doilies: I used a Tea Lace Doily to “sweeten” up the card front, while using another design from the Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack under the sentiment to bring a graphic edge to the card.

Calypso Coral: Calypso Coral is a great color alternative to red or pink for Valentine’s Day. A bit more trendy – but still in the “red” family. The Calypso Coral matting grounds the graphic designs on this card.


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I hope everyone had a terrific holiday season! We took a trip down to New Orleans to visit with my family – which was wonderful!

In other awesome news, my arm has pretty much healed! I had to stop stamping for a while (Doctor’s orders!) so it would heal – but now that it is all better, I’m back in my stampin’ studio getting some awesome projects ready! (In icky news, my ankle is still FAR from being healed. But I don’t need my ankle to stamp – and as long as I can hobble to get the packages from UPS – it’s all good!)

You Plus Me, Valentines Card, Stampin Up, Heart Card


I absolutely love the design of this card! (I found the design on Pinterest; Erica Cerwin is the credited source). Anytime I can find another use for my Gorgeous Grunge stamps is a great day for me! They are really terrific background builders – however they really become stand out with this card design!


Special Announcement:

To say “thank you” to all my customers, I will be sending out Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape for FREE with a $25 order! Orders must be received in my online store by midnight, January 28th to be eligible. (Washi Tape will ship separately)

Order Online HERE and get your FREE Stacked with Love Designer Washi Tape with $25 purchase!



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Is Digital more your thing? Stampin’ Up! has you covered with hundreds of digital downloads ready and waiting! My Digital Studio is perfect for scrapbooking, Project Life, Digital Card Making and so much more! You can print out your designs at home or have them professionally printed in a variety of sizes and styles – including Photo Books!

Check out November’s newest digital downloads. You might notice some familiar stamp set images!



Be sure to check out all of the digital downloads – you might find some images of a stamp set you absolutely adore but has sadly retired. Digital Downloads allow you the options of getting those retired images for your projects!


Backordered Items:

Currently, the following items are on backorder; backordered items will be available on or before the date indicated.

135053: Four Feathers Stamp Set-November 4
131190: Brights Collection Cardstock-November 4
105117: Pumpkin Pie Cardstock-November 4
133675: Blackberry Bliss Cardstock-November 4
126980: Basic Black Classic Stampin’ Pad-November 4
136859: Belles Fêtes Stamp Set-November 5
131202: Smoky Slate Cardstock-November 5
131203: Soft Sky Cardstock-November 5
136658: Real Red Cut & Ready Card Bases-November 5
135859: Tree Punch-November 5
126951: Pacific Point Classic Stampin’ Pad-November 5
135824: Trim the Tree Designer Series Paper-November 17
126995: Stampin’ Trimmer Cutting Blades-November 17
133857: Partridge & Pears Stamp Set-Availability not yet determined
135851: Wonderful Wreath Framelits Die-Availability not yet determined
135853: Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlits Die-Availability not yet determined
131169: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills-Availability not yet determined
131184: Regals Collection Classic Stampin’ Pads-Availability not yet determined

Please note: When items are on backorder, each item will ship as it becomes available. At times this may result in one order being shipped in multiple boxes and possibly arriving at different times. If a product is not shipped within 21 days from the date the order is received by Stampin’ Up!, you may call Demonstrator Support and cancel the order for a full refund or exchange it for another item. Once an item on backorder arrives in our warehouse, we will ship it using the same shipping method you selected when you placed the original order.


Today was kinda a lazy day… went and got a sling for my arm. Talk about a weird feeling! I fractured my radial head – no cast for that.

The doctor said I have to wear it for about 3 – 4 weeks … okkkkk.

I wore it for about 3 hours and then it had to come off so I could make a couple of cards. :) Creativity doesn’t wait for mended arms!

But then the pain meds started to kick in…..

So my blog post is not all up and running like it should be…

But I know you all forgive me, because I FRACTURED my arm and seriously messed up my ankle about as much as you can without breaking it, Right?

Well, with all that said, I hope you enjoy the below video featuring the Stars Framelits and Christmas Tagables Photopolymer set!

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Products used for today’s project:




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fall paper wreath designer series paper wreath fall wreath

Looking for a fresh fall wreath that is easy to make? Look no further! This Festive Fall Paper Wreath takes less than an hour to complete and only requires a wreath form, straight pins, a bone folder and 6 pieces of 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper, cut into 1/2″ strips. This wreath uses the 2014-2016 In-Colors Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow – which are so rich, regal and vibrant they pretty much scream fall – while totally being on trend!


Check out the “how-to” with the video below!



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Below are the Stampin’ Products used for this project. Not included in the list are straight pins and a Styrofoam wreath form.



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*In unrelated news (somewhat) I stepped down on my left foot wrong Saturday, which caused my ankle to roll outwards and for me to take a little tumble. I am okay – except I have a seriously bruised left ankle, a really swollen left foot, and somehow managed to fracture my right arm.

Of course, on Sunday, I wanted to finish the videos I was in the middle of making when all this falling business occurred. So – if you see me moving a little slower in upcoming videos or if my voice sounds like I am wincing in a bit of pain, it is probably because I am.

I made those videos Sunday – the day after incident – and just found out my arm was fractured today (Monday) – so it isn’t like I *KNEW* I was working with a broken arm. But I do know it now, and totally have my foot propped up and my arm stabilized while I use my Dragon software to type. :)

If you check out my Facebook page, I have a pretty gross photo of my ankle you can look at!

Stampin up, stamping, gift box, arrow stamps, stampin ideas, card ideas


Never be without a gift box again! The Gift Box Punch Board makes it so easy to make a variety of box sizes – and you don’t even need adhesive!

For this gift box, I started with an 8″ x 8 ” piece of Basic Gray card stock. I used the arrows from the Show & Tell 2 photopolymer stamp set to create the background images on the box (which you might recognize from the Arrow Card I made a while back).

Check out the video below to see exactly how I made this gift box!


Below are the supplies used for this project:


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