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April 2018

Share What You Love! May Special!

Want to get your hands on some new product?!!  Then be sure you watch the following video!  You can also download the brochure -- link is below the video!  Starts tomorrow, May 1!!!


Please use host code:  BDEDBA6F when ordering!  Of course, if your order is $150 or more don't use that -- you'll get the hostess benefits yourself!!  (for my club members -- you have a special host code to use, please email me!)

Click HERE to shop!!

It's a Beautiful Day



  • Whisper White Card Stock: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”                                   


  1. In the large watercolor wash stamp with so saffron ink, stamp off on scrap paper and stamp onto the center of the card front.
  2. Stamp the large flower image using archival black ink on top of the wash but a bit to the left.
  3. Use the smallest wash image and grapefruit grove ink to add color to the inside of each of the flowers.
  4. Ink the cluster of small flowers using grapefruit grove, stamp off and add several clusters to the card front.
  5. Stamp desired greeting using archival black ink, in the lower right corner.
  6. Tie a bow from the tranquil tide/white bakers twine from the embellishment kit and add it to the stamped flowers.
  7. Add three of the peach pearls to the card front and you are done.


Share What You Love!

Stampin' Up! is offering a new "sneak peek" bundle for customers, starting May 1!  You can download the flyer below, or just SHOP HERE on May 1st!

Here's a fun sample using the bundles:



  • Whisper White Thick: 8 1/2” x 5 1/2”,
  • Whisper White: 2 3/4” x 3 1/8”; scrap
  • DSP (Floral): 4” x 5 1/4”
  • DSP (Stripe):  2 1/4” x 3 7/8”                       


  1. Score and fold card base at 4 1/4”.
  2. Adhere floral DSP to card base, leaving 1/8” border.
  3. Stamp watercolor background onto white panel with Mint Macaron ink.
  4. Stamp floral image onto white panel with Mossy Meadow ink.
  5. Stamp sentiment using Tuxedo Black ink.
  6. Stamp flowers onto white cardstock scrap using Tuxedo Black ink. Color with Stampin’ Blends.  Cut out and adhere over flowers on stamped panel.
  7. Adhere striped DSP behind stamped panel. Adhere layered panel to card front with Dimensionals.
  8. Tie bow with white thread on mini clip. Attach to stamped panel.  Adhere pearls.


Busy, busy, busy!!

Sorry for the lack of "pretty" posts, but we're doing a renovation on the house, and it's taken alot of time and energy!!  :-)  I wanted to hop on really quickly and give you an update of items that are gone from the retiring list!  Be sure and get what you want while you can!  Everything on the list is "while supplies last"!!  This is really important for the retiring colors -- cardstock, pad and refills!

Here are the items that are gone :-(

 Annual Catalog

Regals Classic Stampin' Ink Refills (Item No. 131169), Page 185
Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack (Item No. 144193), Page 187
Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (Item No. 144110), Page 188
Whole Lot of Lovely 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock (Item No. 144112), Page 188
Coffee Break 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock (Item No. 144156), Page 188
Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper (Item No. 144137), Page 189
Petal Garden Card Pack (Item No. 144208), Page 192
Fast Fuse Adhesive (Item No. 129026), Page 202
Fast Fuse Adhesive Refill (Item No. 129027), Page 202
Pansy Punch (Item No. 130698), Page 207
Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Item No. 138288), Page 210
Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (Item No. 139304), Page 210
Lots of Labels Framelits Dies (Item No. 138281), Page 214
Butterflies Thinlits Dies (Item No. 137360), Page 215

Occasions Catalog

Petal Passion Memories & More Card Pack (Item No. 145592), Page 24

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My Paper Pumpkin

Stampin' Up! Inspiration Project

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An Old Fav: Sheltering Tree



  • Sweet Sugarplum: 5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Lemon Lime Twist: 3 ¾” x 5”
  • Whisper White: 3 ½” x 4 ¾" AND ½” x 3 ½”


  1. Score the Sweet Sugarplum cardstock at 4 ¼” and attach Lemon Lime Twist layer with SNAIL Adhesive.
  2. Take Block D and use the 2 colors of ink pads to ink up the top and bottom of the clear block ensuring that there is a lot of ink on the block.
  3. Use a Stampin’ Spritzer to mist the block with water enough to get the ink spreading. (Don’t get it too wet that it starts to drip).
  4. Place wet block onto the white cardstock. Let dry or use Heat Tool to speed up drying time.
  5. Stamp tree using Memento black ink.
  6. Use the 2 3/8” square framelit to cut out a square from the stamped layer.
  7. Adhere Whisper Wwhite cardstock using SNAIL to card. Use Dimensionals to pop up square piece.
  8. Stamp greeting on a ½” strip of scrap white cardstock cut to approx. 3 ½”. Use Snips to cut a “V” out of the end. Adhere greeting to card using Dimensionals.



Bridge Fold Card

This card was ridiculously easy to make!   It's called a Bridge Fold -- it's great because it will lay flat to mail!


I used one of my favorites -- This Little Piggy, along with the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper.  I thought those looked like cow spots, just pink!

To make the card base, cut a piece of cardstock 8" x 4 1/4", then score at:  1 1/4", 2 1/2", 5 1/2" and 6 3/4".  Then you just fold as shown.  The "bridge" is 5 1/2" x 1 1/4".

Have fun with this!

Here are all the supplies I used on this card:

Fun Fold Card!!

One of the lovely ladies in my stamp club asked for a "fun fold" card at our April Meeting!  I did two -- here's the first one!  I'm not really sure what it's called, but it's really cool!  AND, you still get two cards out of one sheet of cardstock!

Here it is closed:


and now open:


To make the card base, just score at 4 1/4" on the long side, and 5 1/2" on the short side.  Then cut in half, corner to corner!  Super simple!

Come back tomorrow for another fun fold!

Complete CASE!

I follow a lot of blogs -- I mean A LOT of them!!  One of my very favorites is Weeinklings -- Leanne is so talented!  I love all her work!  She posted this card, and I knew it would be perfect for my stamp club!  We're doing a couple of fun fold cards, and I really needed a clean and simple card to round things out!  My creativity was all used up, so I used Leanne's idea!  I did add a piece of Very Vanilla behind the designer paper, but other than that, it's a complete copy!  That's one of the many things I love about being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator -- you don't have to do it all by yourself!  

Here are the items used on this card: