Thursday, January 21, 2016

Let's Eat Cake

 Isn't this a fun card?  As you know, I love tea parties and when I saw the silverware framelits in the Cups  & Kettle framelits set, this was a fun way to use them! 

So here's how this went together-
Add a piece of designer paper from Have a Cuppa DSP stack ( 4 x 5 1/4) - this is the tablecloth - and the tea lace doily becomes the placemat! 

For the napkin -  cut two pieces of  Have a Cuppa DSP for the napkin - one at 1 1/2 inches and a slightly smaller one at 1 3/8 inches -  fold each in have and put them together with the smaller piece on the outside.  

Use Smoky Slate cardstock and the Cups & Kettles framelits to cut out the silverware. 

For the plate - I used a circle framelit (fourth largest) and cut this in Whisper White cardstock.  Next I punched a 2 1/2 inch circle out of a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock  then centered the same circle framelit I used for the plate and cut this out - this created a rim for my plate.  

I used the stamps from the Balloon Celebration stamp set and stamped on the center of the plate.  

Won't you come sit with me and eat cake?  

Below are the supplies used on my card - hope you enjoyed this!

 As you most likely know, we are in the midst of Saleabration, Stampin' Up's biggest sale of the year!  For every $50 in product you order, you get to select something free - you can view the free products HERE  

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Let's Sale-a-brate!


Welcome to our January blog hop - we are celebrating Sale-a-bration - Stampin' Up's biggest sale of the year!  For every $50 in product you purchase, you get to select a free Saleabration product!  Spend $100 and get two free products, etc.  Who doesn't love FREE??

I am showcasing the Flowering Fields stamp set and the coordinating Wildflower Fields designer series paper.  Both are FREE with a qualifying purchase - 

This card goes together very quickly - Click Here for Step by Step Tutorial

Do you hoard your pretty papers?  I would encourage you to use it!  Create a coordinating envelope using the Wildflower Fields DSP, your Big Shot and the Envelope Liner framelits! 


Click on any of the images below and you will be taken to my online store - shop and get your free Saleabration products! 

Let's check out what Stella MacKay has created for us -

Or you can hop back to see Josee's creation-


So Much More than Stamps, Ink and Paper

 Receiving a hand stamped card in the mail, that someone made just for you is something to be treasured.  It is sure to brighten your day and touch your heart!  

We always say stamping is so much more than stamps, ink and paper and it is so true!  

My card today is for the family of a dear friend - Nancy Johnson.  She found me through the internet and became a customer first - but every time she called me our friendship grew as well.  She was a delightful lady - and was battling cancer.  Although we never met, there was a bond between us - all because of stamping. We kept up with each other's lives and shared sadness and joys.  We would also chat about the newest stampin' catalogs and products. 

When I received an email from Nancy's daughter, just before Christmas saying that Nancy had taken a turn for the worse and wouldn't pull through this time, my heart ached for them.  I was sad because I will miss her calls and chatting with her - although she was going through a tough battle, she always seemed upbeat - I loved that about her.  

So I made a card to send to her family offering my condolences and want to share it with you today - it is simple, but comes from my heart.  Hopeful that the family will know how I thankful I am for Nancy and how she will be missed.  

Yes, it is so much more than stamps, ink and paper. 

 inside view- 

Thanks for visiting today! 

 products used:  Flowering Fields stamp set(free saleabration product), Timeless Texture stamp set, Whisper White and Calypso Coral cardstock, Old Olive and Calypso Coral Stampin' Write marker, tea lace doily, Love blossoms embellishment kit, crumb cake ink, linen thread

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

A Nice Cuppa

 Hello! Thanks for stopping by today!  My card today uses one of my very favorite bundles in the newly released Occasions Catalog - A Nice Cuppa stamp set and the coordinating Cups and Kettles framelits dies.  We are so spoiled with all the coordinating framelit dies - we very rarely have to "fussy cut" anything!  Love that! 

Of course if you have followed my blog at all, you know that tea parties are something my family adores -  and this is thanks to my mom. I still fondly remember the special tea party I held for her on her 80th birthday last March -  oh how I cherish that day in my heart! 

Nothing better than sitting down with a dear friend, your mom, your daughter, and enjoying "a nice cuppa" tea along with a freshly baked scone, and some devonshire cream.  Yum!  

Our lives today are sooo busy - I would encourage you to plan a few minutes to share a cup of tea with someone you love - to catch up and just enjoy each other's company!  

On to my card! I used  some little strips of dsp from the Have a Cuppa designer series paper stack - and of course a tea lace doily- seems like a little snippet of a doily and tea just go together! 

Love the little open heart framelit - I used vellum for mine to represent steam - so fun! 

I have listed all supplies used below as well as a tutorial for how to recreate this card.   

Shop my online store by clicking on any of the product images below -  

Get the tutorial by clicking HERE

SALEABRATION Time - if you are a stamper, you are probably familiar with Stampin' Up's! biggest sale of the year - Saleabration! 
It is a great time to shop for stampin' products, host a party, and the best deal of all is joining the Stampin' Up! family!!! Want more info?   Please contact me at

 Be sure to check back on Friday for the Stamper's Dozen January Blog Hop!

Monday, December 14, 2015

Stampers Dozen Blog Hop - Metallics

Welcome to this month's Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - we are sharing some fun projects with a "metallics" theme! 

My project is a gift card holder - made out of one of the Sketched Dots Gift Bags.  I don't know about you, but I give a lot of gift cards at Christmas time and am always wanting to present them in a creative way - hope this fits the bill! 

 To create the gift card holder, I simply folded the bottom of the bag about 2 inches.  I wrapped a piece of the gorgeous Very Vanilla Subtle stripes ribbon - love this - and tied this with a small piece of gold cording.  I also tucked a piece of a tea lace doily under the ribbon.  

My ornament was created with gold glimmer paper and the Delicate Ornament thinlit dies.  For ease in cutting this detailed image, I used the new Precision Plate for the Big Shot.  I must confess I didn't think I "needed" the precison plate - but have grown to love it - it is perfect for any detailed cuts.  I added a bit of the red pom pom trim and a gold bow made from the gold cording. 
Behind the ornament, I added a piece of  Very Vanilla cardstock - the 1 3/4 inch circle punch fit perfectly behind the ornament piece.  

"Merry" is from the Christmas Greeting thinlits dies, and cut from a piece of Gold Foil paper. 

Here's a photo of the insert that holds the gift card. 

 Click Here for Free Tutorial to Create This Gift Card Holder

Next stop on the hop is my friend, Stella MacKay -

Or hop back to Josee Smuck's blog -
 Thanks for hopping with us today!


Monday, November 30, 2015

Last Day Online Extravaganza

Last Day of Online Extravaganza!  This HUGE sale ends today!

Have you shopped yet? 
Here are today's FLASH SALE ITEMS- 

#1 Tagable Bundle -just $29.60  Includes the Scalloped tag topper punch and the Tagable stamp set.   Get it HERE

#2. Project Life Bundle -  just $39.90 
This makes a GREAT gift! Get it HERE 

 #3. Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder Just $6   Get it HERE

Items below are 50% OFF!

These items are 40% Off !

These items are 30% OFF!

 These items are 20% OFF! 

There are some great deals here -  not to be missed is the magnetic platform at 40% off - a must have for use with your framelits and big shot!  Get it HERE 

Need a great gift idea?  I would suggest the Thanks a Latte Kit -  on sale for just $11.90.  It includes everything needed to create these adorable cards - and check out the cute coordinating envelopes! Get It HERE

And there are refills available too of the paper products - just $5.60!  

Shop for the Sale in my online store by clicking HERE


Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving!

 Wishing you all a Happy Thanksgiving - I have so much to be thankful for on this day!  I am blessed beyond measure! 

Enjoy the day - and remember - there are no calories today!!! 

This card was inspired by a card I found by Sweet Pea Bunny - not sure her real name, but appreciate her inspiration!  

Blessings to You!