Tuesday, August 25, 2015


 I needed quite a few simple notes to send out - and this is what I came up with.  They are just one sided - notecards -  and are easy to reproduce in bulk.    

The base is just a quarter sheet of Crumb Cake cardstock - cut 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.  The layer of Very Vanilla cardstock is 4 x 5 1/2.  I used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the leaf from Summer Silhouettes stamp set - and the butterfly from Papillon Potpourri is stamped with Early Espresso ink and punched out with bitty butterfly punch.  For a bit of bling, I added a rhinestone- pretty simple! 

Supplies are listed below, here are our deals for this week first - 

Friday, August 21, 2015

So Much More Than Ink and Paper

Something I have learned over the past few weeks, is the power of a card and I realized that I wanted to send more cards - not even for a reason - just to say I love you!  It matters!!!  So this card (times four) was sent to each of my four daughters. I want them to know - ( and I know they do) how much I love them and how much they mean to me.  

This week one of my dear Stampin' Up! friends suddenly and shockingly lost her wonderful husband.  I can't stop thinking about her and this too makes me realize how important it is to tell people you love them and to make every day count.  

So my request for you today is to send a card to someone "just because" - it will be the bright spot in someone's day - and will make your heart happy too!  

Leave me a comment or send an email as to who you are going to send a card to - and I will randomly select one name to receive a small gift from me! 

Happy Friday!  

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Founder's Circle


While I was unable to attend convention because of my mom's passing, I did get exciting news that I have been named to the Founder's Circle - this is the photo taken at convention of the demonstrators that were there. 

Very exciting news and a huge honor.  The Founder's Circle represents that top 100 demonstrators in the United States - and I feel blessed to do something that I love so much and receive this recognition.  Thanks so much to my wonderful team and my awesome customers - YOU are the best.   

I will be spending a week at a special Founder's Circle event in St. George, Utah in September.  I can hardly wait! 

Hope you have a GREAT  day today!


Monday, August 17, 2015

Birthday Fun!

 Got to spend the day celebrating my daughter Anna's birthday yesterday.  It was a great day -  we had lunch with a group of her friends and so I wanted to give them a little "treat" - what's a party without a treat bag, right?.............even if you are in your 20's!    

Since Anna is my "Michigan girl"  - I decided to make treat bags in Maize and Blue - and luckily Bath and Body works had the perfect colors needed - 

Cute, yes??  All I did was package the mini candle and antibacterial gel in a cello bag and added a cute little tag, and tied them up with some daffodil delight ribbon.    

For the tag, I used the new Lots of Labels framelits - I am loving these!  I used the Little Letters thinlets for their initials, and finished them off with a rhinestone.  

Of course if you aren't a Michigan fan, you could make these little treat bags and tags in your favorite team colors!

Supplies are listed below -  you can order via my Online Store and they will ship right to your door! 

 Hostess Code for August - ESKU3JHU

If you order $50 or more and use hostess code ESKU3JHU you will receive a free gift from me as a thank you!  (please don't check "No Contact" as sadly, I won't be able to contact you or thank you!)


Friday, August 14, 2015

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop- Babies

 Welcome to our blog hop this month where we are focusing on babies!

I have two super simple cards with a big cute factor -  first for a little baby girl - 

and for a boy- 

For both cards, I used the Baby's First framelits and cutout the "onesie" shape with Very Vanilla cardstock.   The necktie for the boy's card is a framelit included in the set. 

For the girl - I added three strips of  Venetian Crochet Trim and a big bow.  

Supplies used on my cards were few -  Baby's First Framelits (#133735), Big Shot (# 113439), Crumb Cake Cardstock (#120953) and Crumb Cake Ink (#126975), Very Vanilla Cardstock (#101650), Greeting from And Many More Stamp Set (#134276)
Crochet Trim (#134581). 

Now it's time to visit Stella MacKay to see her project for today! 

 Or you can hop back to visit Josee Smuck's blog - 


 Hope you have enjoyed our hop today! 


Gift from the Garden

 The Gift from the Garden set is such a fun one - especially for any gardeners or cooks!  

My card today uses this set -and also the Bordering Blooms set. 

Card base is Old Olive. I stamped the leafy border with Old Olive ink across the front. 

I used Stampin' Write markers to color the flower pots and herbs, and stamped them onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut 1 3/4 x 3 inches. 

To finish the card, I stamped the greeting onto a small strip of Whisper White cardstock and created a banner.  I added a piece of a Tea Lace doily and some linen thread behind the flower pot piece and my card was done. 

This time of year when our gardens are bursting with tomatoes, and zucchini, this set would be perfect to use for creating tags for gifting the bounty.   

Here's a cute packaged jar of homemade salsa with a tag created with the Gift from the Garden stamp set.  My mom and I used to make strawberry and peach jams, as well as pesto- how cute would those jars be with a tag like this?  

 Thanks for visiting today.  Be sure to come back tomorrow for the August Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop- our theme is Babies - and I can guarantee there will be lots of cuteness shared! 

 Want to recreate these projects shared today?  I have listed the products used for your convenience. Contact me, please if you have any questions, or if I can help you in anyway with your stamping. 
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