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:

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!)

A Great Deal for the weekend…

Look no further this weekend for a really good deal… The Stampin’ Up! clearance rack always has something fun on there…  These items make some really fun stocking stuffers for your scrapbooking and cardmaking friends and family!

Here’s what we have on there right now… remember, with the Clearance Rack, when it is gone, it is just gone!!  Shop now!



Walking in the Winter Woods…


So here we are again – it’s October, and we are busily making our Christmas cards around here…  sounds early, right?  Actually it isn’t…  We start making our Christmas cards in our classes in July… we make 12 per month, and by the time Thanksgiving comes around, we have 60 handmade cards ready to drop in the mail!  Too good to be true? nope.  We’ve been doing it that way for years now!

In any case, this month we made a great card with one of the newer stamp sets card Winter Woods…  This set also comes as a bundle, but for this card we only used the stamps.  Should you absolutely NEED these stamps for your collection, (and who could blame you??), then I would recommend going ahead and getting the coordinating framelits in the bundle… then you’d have them for all future projects, AND you’d save 10%!  Beat that!  Who knows, I love this set so much I just may show you a few more ways to use this great set…  I have a video for you , and will attach it here, but I want you to pay close attention to how exactly to make the shimmer spray – it’s easy peasy, and you will LOVE what it does for even the simplest card!


yep… that’s all you need to really “Wow!” ’em!

Check this out:

And here are all of the amazing things I used:



Spooky Sweets Buffalo Check!

I love this card!  I would also love to take credit for the awesome design but, sadly, I can’t…  I saw this card online at Inkspired Treasures, made by the creative genius of Connie Babbert, and I just knew I had to play with it.  Connie made her card in greys, black and orange, but I just LOVE bright green and purple cards for Halloween, so I made a few changes of my own…


I also really needed to teach you a few tricks to make this card super simple!  I even made a video lesson for those video learners (of which I am one)…  Note how easy this is using the Stamparatus…  If you don’t have this yet, then you need to get one pronto!!  Christmas card season is upon us, and if you plan on mass-producing some holiday cards, you are going to want this tool to make your life easier!

You have to see this adorable little bat… He is punched out of the brand new black foil paper, and I really can’t get enough!  I will list all of the supplies I used for my version below the video, so be sure to check them all out!

Okay, so here is the video I promised you…

And here is what I used to make this fun little card:



Christmas Quilt Movie Monday AND… FREE SHIPPING (today only)

Good Morning to you, and Happy Monday!  Today is a super-bonus day, like that’s a thing…  Not only is it Movie Monday, with a brand new video on how to make a high impact Holiday card using the Christmas Quilt bundle, but Stampin’ Up! is springing a SURPRISE on us…

Free Shipping… yep, but it is today only, so be sure to head over to my online store and see what you can’t live without… or what would make nice gifts for crafters….  (The easy answer to that is everything.  Crafters love everything).  This free shipping special couldn’t have come at a better time.  If you are ordering gifts for Christmas, you should order them by December 14 to ensure timely delivery… (otherwise you may have to expedite your order, which will cost you more!!)

If you receive this post in your mailbox, you may need to click on the title in order to view the video, and it is worth it!  This card is a cutie!!

Here is what I used in the making of this card (some of it is retiring, including the Quilted Christmas bundle, so order soon – like today, while shipping is FREE!):

Thanks for stopping by!