Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Fun News!

What fun to find out that I was one of the winners over at Freshly Made Sketches this week!  

You can see my card HERE

Thanks so much Jen and everyone at Freshly Made Sketches for selecting my card - you totally made my day!!  

Today starts the new release of three new Saleabration products, available for free with a $50 order.  

Click Here to See the Three New Offerings

Here's a great new video just released by Stampin' Up! featuring the new Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack - this is going to be really, really popular!  


Thanks for stopping by!  Interested in stampin' supplies?  Just click below to visit my online store and shop  at your convenience.  Please email me with any questions! 


Monday, February 20, 2017

Hey Chick!

For my card today I used the Hey Chick stamp set from our Saleabration offerings. The Hey Chick stamp set is available for free with a $50 product order during Saleabration. 

I am playing along with the TGIF Challenge today -  and when I saw Birds of a Feather theme, this little chicken came to mind!

My card uses mainly white and black with just a touch of red.  The Designer Paper is from the Pop Of  Pink package - love this paper! 

I started with a card base of Whisper White, and layered a piece of Basic Black over that. 

Next layer is a piece of the Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper- attached slightly askew.  I used a different pattern of the Pop of Pink dsp and attached it as my next layer.

I used two of the square shapes from the Stitched Framelit dies and cut them at the same time, creating a frame. 

I embossed white cardstock with the Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing folder, and wrapped some Linen Thread around the top and tied a bow.  I attached this piece to my card with dimensionals.

I stamped the hen on Shimmery White cardstock with Memento Black ink - and cut her out with a circle from the Stithced framelits set. I used watercolor pencils to add just a bit of color to the hen.  

To finish the card, I created a little banner with the Hey Chick stamp and attached to the card front, and added two Real Red enamel shapes. 

Tomorrow Stampin' Up! releases three new Saleabration products that can be selected for free with an order of $50.  Yay! 

 Below are the products used and cardstock cuts for my card. 
If you need stampin' supplies, you can order directly from my online store by clicking on any image. 

If you don't have a demonstrator I would "bee" pleased to serve as yours!  

Card stock cuts for this project:  Whisper White 4 1/4" x 11, scored at 5 1/2"; 2 1/2" x 3;
Shimmery White 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"; Basic Black 4" x 5 1/4"; Real Red 3" square; Pop of Pink Designer Series Paper - 3 3/4" x 5",  1" x 4"


Saturday, February 18, 2017


 My card today features the Dragonfly Dreams bundle -but instead of the dragonfly, I used the bee!

Freshly Made Sketches

I am playing along with the Freshly Made Sketches challenge this week- haven't done one of their great sketches for a long time - enjoyed doing it today! 

My card uses a neutral palate - crumb cake, very vanilla and black - I added a bit of sparkle on the bee with both a gold (on the body) and clear (the wings) Wink of Stella.
 I also used the Gold Wink of Stella to add some splatters - just tap towards the end of the  wand of the pen while holding over the card front.  

Supplies used for my card, as well as the cardstock  cuts are listed at the end of this post.  You can order any of these products used through my online store by clicking on any of the images shown below.  

If you don't have a demonstrator I would be happy to serve you!

Thanks for stopping by today! 


Cardstock cuts for this card: Crumb Cake base 41/4" x 11 - scored at 5 1/2"; Basic Black 4" x 5 1/4", Very Vanilla 3 3/4" x 5", 2 1/4" piece for circle; Delightful Dijon - 2 1/4" piece for circle


Thursday, February 16, 2017

Avant Garden

 Today for my card I used the Avant Garden stamp set.  This is one of the Saleabration offerings that you can get for free with a $50 product order. 

 I created this card back in December and just realized I never got around to sharing it.  Here are the steps used to create this card:  

    Use the Big Shot to emboss the Blushing Bride cardstock  with the Hexagon Dynamic embossing folder. 
 Wrap the lace trim around the Early Espresso cardstock, attach on back. Adhere this piece to Crumb Cake card base over the Espresso layer.
 Tear about 1/4" from the left side of the Very Vanilla cardstock, and sponge with Crumb Cake ink.  

 Use Soft Suede Ink to stamp the stem of flower, stamping off on scrap paper first. Use Blushing Bride ink to stamp the flower image.
 Stamp the center of the flower with Soft Suede ink. 
   Color around the flower image with the Early Espresso watercolor pencil., and blend with an aquapainter. 
Stamp some dots along  top and left side of the Very Vanilla cardstock.  Stamp off before adding some of the dots, for interest. 
 Stamp words with Early Espresso ink. 
 Make a small bow with Linen Thread and attach to flower.  Attach Very Vanilla piece to card front. 

Supplies used are shown below.  Please click on any image below and you can order these products from my online store!  

If you don't have a demonstrator, I would be happy to serve as yours. 

Cuts for this project: 
Crumb Cake Base   - 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
Very Vanilla –  3 1/4” x 4”
Blushing Bride – 2 3/4" x 5 1/2”
Early Espresso – 3” x 4 1/4”

Thanks for stopping by today!


Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Color Challenge

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Welcome to our February Hop!  We have a fun color challenge this month - our colors are Night of Navy, Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder.  

I used the Best Birds stamp set and Birds & Blooms thinlets dies for my card.  

To create this card, I stamped the branch in Mint Macaron ink, and stamped the"thoughts of you" word stamp in Night of Navy ink. I used the small splotches image from Timeless Textures stamp set to add some interest to the background.  I stamped off before stamping on the card.

 My sweet little birds were cut with the Birds & Blooms thinlets dies, my Big Shot and the precison base plate.

I used the Sprinkles Embellishments to create little leaves and flower buds on the branch - attached with glue dots. I love that they add a bit of sparkle to the card. 

Now it's time to continue on our hop - please scroll below for products used, as well as cardstock cuts used for this card. Thanks for hopping with us today! 

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Cuts for this card: 
Whisper White base 4 1/4" x 11" - scored at 51/2", 3 3/4" x 5"
Watermelon Wonder - 4 x 5 1/4" 
Scraps of Night of Navy  

Products used are listed below.  Click on any image to shop my online store.  If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I would be happy to serve you!  


Saturday, January 14, 2017

Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop - Let's Saleabrate!!

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Welcome to the January Stamper's Dozen Blog Hop! We are sharing projects from the Occasions Catalog, and/or Saleabration product offerings.



For my project today,  I made a little Valentine treat.  I used the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle (stamp set and coordinating framelits) and the Sending Love Designers Series Paper Stack - purchasing these two products qualifies you for a Saleabration product of your choice for free!  

Here's how this project goes together-  (measurements at the end of this post)  I used five yummy chocolate bars and wrapped them in the Sending Love Designer Series Paper -  and then created a belly band to hold the chocolate bars together.  The red and white ribbon is from the Sending Love Ribbon Combo pack. 

I created the tag with Whisper White cardstock and the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. I stamped the bee onto the Whisper White tag and also stamped a second bee on a small piece of Whisper White cardstock - and cut it out with the framelits and my Big Shot.  I attached this over the bee on the tag with a dimensional, folding it slightly in the middle to create some dimension on the wings.  

I used a stamp from Timeless Textures and Real Red ink to add some splotches to the tag.  The Labeler Alphabet was exactly what I needed to stamp the word 'Mine."  Love this alphabet set! 

To finish I just added a thin strip of the designer paper and a small glimmer heart.   This would be a quick and easy project to make for your valentines!  And who doesn't love a little chocolate? 

Measurements for this project:  
Designer Paper Wrap for the Candy Bars - 4 1/4" x 5 3/4" (depends on what size candy bars you are using)   
Belly Band:  Cut two 1" x 6" strips and adhere together - wrap and trim to fit.
Tag:  2" x 3" Whisper White Cardstock

  If you don't have a demonstrator, but need some stampin' supplies, I would be happy to help you!  Just click HERE to visit my online store.  Email me if you have any questions - rmilliga@neo.rr.com

Products used can be found in my online store- Shop by clicking below on any image.  And remember during Saleabration, with any purchase of $50, you get your choice of any of the Saleabration offerings!  YAY! 


Now please continue hopping with us - on to Carol Payne's blog: 

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Or hop back to Sharon Burkert's blog:

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Online Extravaganza Starts Today!

 Online Extravaganza

Our Online Extravaganza starts today!  There are flash sale items  available only today and different flash sale items next Monday.   

See all the deals here: SHOP ONLINE EXTRAVAGANZA

If you would like to order via my online store, please use this host code when prompted:

If your order is over $50, I will send you a package of Notecards and Envelopes as a thank you for ordering from me!   These will be mailed out from me in the early part of  December.  If your order is $150 or more, please don't use the host code - enjoy your own host rewards and I will still send you the notecards and envelopes as a thank you!!   

 Have fun shopping today!