Onstage Swaps -Sea of Textures

I could ask you, “What’s in your wallet?” like in the commercial, but in the case of finishing my swaps, I would have to ask you, “What’s in your SUITCASE??”

I just got back from the Onstage event in Orlando, with 6,000 of my dearest friends (other demonstrators)… and, as is the case with every single year, I ran out the door, things flying out of my suitcase behind me… swaps incomplete, and pieces of cards that I had every intention of completing…  Of course when I got there, I only had SOME of the parts I needed to complete those fabulous cards… I searched my suitcase, and played with what I had!  I loved the way they came out – and so did the demonstrators with whom I swapped!  Be sure to watch the video below to see exactly how I made them… and you can find all of the products I used below too!!

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Check out how each one is very different!! Be sure to watch the video below to see how I did it!

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And here are all of the things I used:

“Check” out this Reindeer!

Run Run Rudolph, and get stamping!  This adorable card is made so easy with the use of the fabulous Stamparatus!  What!!?  You don’t know what that is??  That is just plain crazy!  The Stamparatus is a brand new stamp positioning tool, with so many awesome features, that you are gonna want one right away!  I will teach you two different ways to use this great product that will help you get your Rudolph on and get  your cards done before the rush of the holiday season even kicks in!!

I have used the Buffalo Check background again, because I really just can’t get enough of it… It really is so very versatile and is quickly becoming my go-to background!  Tell me you don’t just love it!!!

And here are all of the items I used to make this fun card:


Be sure that if you hop over and watch my video, that you consider subscribing to my YouTube channel…  I think you will be glad you did – I have been amassing quite a library of tips, tricks, and fun craft hacks for your crafting pleasure!  And if you push that little “bell” button while you are there, then you will get notified whenever I post a free new video lesson!  You won’t miss a thing!

On a personal note, I just want to say that I really appreciate your support for my small business.  With four very busy children, I can use every bit of sanity I can muster, and I will tell you that crafting IS my sanity.  Your support of my personal “therapy” gives me great justification for time out in my studio!

24 Hour Stamp Sale!

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It is Stampin’ Up!’s 30 Anniversary, and they are celebrating with an awesome stamp sale!  Way too wonderful!  There are so many stamps on sale for TODAY only, that I will try not to slow you down with chit-chat…  These stamps are all 15%off – so get them while the gettin’s good!  If you order online and use the hostess code:    KTGNVM6H  Then I will send you a pack of Dimensionals of your choice (regular or Mini).  These Dimensionals are exactly what you need to get your cardmaking show on the road!



Thanks for stopping by!!  Come back soon, as I have the cutest little reindeer card for you (with a YouTube video lesson!)