My wonderful stamp club met yesterday--what fun we had!!  We learned several techniques--which I'll share later this week!  But, I just had to share these beautiful swaps!!  The theme was Sympathy or Thank You!   

By Grace (voted favorite card this month!)


By Nan


by Carmen


by Mary


Mary also brought everyone an extra card for Halloween!  Everyone got one of these designs!  These are super cute--the front of the card is only the bottom half--wish I had a picture!!



I'll share our projects later this week, so stay tuned!!

Cup of Tea



  • Basic White Thick CS: 5 ½” x 8 ½” scored at 4 ¼”
  • In Color Glimmer Paper – 2 @ 1 ½” x ¾”
  • Parakeet Party CS – 2” x 2 ½”
  • Basic White CS – 2 ½” x 2 ½” – diecuts


  1. Randomly stamp multiple flowers in Parakeet Party Ink and fruit slice images in Parakeet Party, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight ink on card base.
  2. Ink Greeting on Parakeet Party CS in Memento Black ink and adhere Glimmer pieces to the back side.
  3. Fold ribbon in half and adhere to back side of Parakeet Party CS with adhesive of choice and adhere to card base with dimensionals.
  4. Ink 2 Flowers in Pumpkin Pie ink on Basic White CS. Die cut with coordinating dies and adhere to Parakeet Party CS with dimensionals. Embellish flower centers with Matte Black Dots.


Cottage Wreaths: Grateful

Good morning!!  I have another challenge entry for you today!!   This morning, we're playing along with The Paper Players for their "Fall Fun" theme! 

For this card, I stamped the leafy wreath in Cajun Craze, along with the sentiment.  The leaves are cut with the coordinating dies from the Brushed Metallic Cardstock:  Gold for the leaves and bronze for the bow!  Quick and simple!!


Here are the products used in today's cards:


Hello Harvest for GDP#359

Good morning!!  Today's card features the Hello Harvest Bundle--it's such a pretty bundle!  Love the pumpkins and flowers!   The theme for the Global Design Project this week is Autumn/Fall, so here ya go!


The pumpkin is stamped directly onto the Basic White panel, and colored with Stampin' Blends.  I stamped the flowers on a scrap of Basic White (I save all my scraps!! haha!), and cut it out with the coordinating die and Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine.  I also used Stampin' Blends on the flowers, and I suggest coloring before cutting--seemed easier to me!   For some added dimension, cut an extra of the floral die (no need to stamp or color it), and glue it behind your colored image.

Here are all the products used. on today's card:

Speedy Recovery



  • Thick Basic White Base: 8 ½” x 5 ½”, scored at 4 ¼”
  • Basic White: cut 2 stitched squares from Stylish Shapes Dies (third smallest square die)
  • Designer Series Paper –Flower Pattern - 4” x 5 ¼”, 3” square – cut 1 in the small heart pattern and 1 in the Parakeet Party dot


  1. Fold the Thick Basic White card stock along the score line to create card base.
  2. Attach the 3 pieces of Designer Series Paper to the card front, positioning as shown in photo.
  3. Die cut the 2 squares from the Stylish Squares Dies.
  4. Use Calypso Coral ink to stamp the Kleenex Box onto one of the squares; stamp the words onto the second square.
  5. Attach to card front – attach word square with Multi Liquid Glue; attach the Kleenex box square with dimensionals.
  6. Fold two pieces of the Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon in half, adhere together with Glue Dots. Attach to Kleenex Box to create the appearance of Kleenex.
  7. Finish the card by adding three of the Fun Flower Resin Shapes.


Pretty Medallion

Happy Saturday!  I'm getting a late start to the day--woke up with a migraine!  Boo!!  And, to add to it, they replaced my kitchen sink this morning!  Which is a great thing, but the noise was not fun!  But, after a long nap, and lots of banging, my headache is gone, and I have a beautiful new sink!

I'm sharing with you a card we made at my August Stamp Club meeting!  Along with the two "drafts"--I couldn't decide what colors I liked where, so I tried several different combinations!  This first card was my "final" version, although most of the ladies went with the Pool Party background!  Which do you like best?


Here are the supplies used:

Perfect Partners


Some things are great on their own but become epic when they are paired with something else: cereal and milk, toast and butter, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. We may be biased, but our favorite combo is our stamp sets and dies—and that’s what the Perfect Partners promotion is all about! 

We created six new dies that coordinate with stamp sets in the 2022–2023 Annual Catalog and the July–December 2022 Mini Catalog. These coordinating dies will only be available during this promotion and will not be offered in any catalog.  

These stamp sets and dies are available separately or as a bundle. By buying the bundle, you will save 10% off the retail price. 

Put these wonderful stamp sets and dies together for more papercrafting fun! Order now!

September Customer Perks


I’m excited to share with you my Customer Reward program for all my loyal customers. You will earn a “punch” for every $40 that you spend (before tax & shipping) and when you have collected 10 punches, you will receive a free item from any current catalog, up to a $40 value!  (shipped directly to you, includes FREE shipping!)

Here are all the details:
  • You’ll earn one punch for every $40 in Stampin’ Up! Product that you order (before tax and shipping), but you may not combine orders to get a punch. For example: If you order $79, you only get one punch and the leftover amount does not carry over. If you order $81, you get two punches.
  • The punches that you earn do not expire. If it takes you three years to get 10 punches, I will still honor your free gift!
  • All orders must be placed with me, either in person, via email, or online at
  • Individual orders over $150 or more will qualify for Stampin' Rewards. If you are not prompted to enter these rewards at the time of your purchase, contact me before you finalize your order.
  • I will track your punches for you and will email you when you reach ten punches and let you know how to redeem your gift. I will send a thank you note for every order that you place with me and will let you know how many punches that order earned so you can keep track at home, too!

Monthly Card Tutorials

Customers ordering from my online store are spoiled!  


Tutorial Pack: 

For any orders $1 - $149, using the host code above.  You receive a pdf with tutorials for 8 cards, all using the Stamp Suite of the Month!  You'll receive that via email, within two days of placing your order!

The September Tutorial Packet features the Tea Boutique Suite, found on pages 12-13 in the 2022-23 Annual Catalog:

Remember to use the September Host Code:  MGW4SEDZ for all orders up to $149!  For orders $150 or more, you'll earn host rewards, so please don't use the host code!  Don't worry--you'll still earn all the above rewards!


For orders of $75 or more, I'm changing things up a bit.  Instead of a "To Go Kit", you'll get a pack of embellishments!  For September, you'll receive the Classic Matte Dots (#158146)! (I reserve the right to change this item if it is out of stock.)

In order to qualify for the FREE perks, you must use Host Code:  MGW4SEDZ.  Thank you for supporting my small business!!


Celebrate Sunflowers

Good morning!!  Can you believe it's the end of August already?!!    This means that Fall is right around the corner!!  It also means that Sale-a-bration is almost over!!  Be sure to place your orders by August 31st!!  

Here's a fun card with the Celebrate Sunflowers Stamp Set, but featuring the Silver & Gold Specialty DSP--which is one of your choices as a FREE Sale-a-bration item!!  Enjoy!

SAB Celebrate Sunflowers


  • Card Stock 1: Thick Basic White- 8 ½” x 5 ½”
  • Card Stock 2: Flirty Flamingo- 5 ¼” x 4”
  • Card Stock 3: Basic White- 2 ½” x 2” for sunflower
  • Silver & Gold Specialty Designer Series Paper- Gold Dots 2 ½” x 2 ½”


  1. Score the Thick Basic White card base on the long side at 4 ¼” and fold.
  2. Lay the Gold Dot Specialty Paper on the Flirty Flamingo layer to see where you want to stamp your sentiment. Stamp the sentiment in Versa Mark ink on the Flirty Flamingo layer. Cover the sentiment with white embossing powder and shake off. Heat emboss your sentiment with your heat tool then, adhere the Flirty Flamingo layer to the card front using Stampin’ SEAL.
  3. Attach the Gold Dot Specialty Paper to the card front above the sentiment with SEAL.
  4. Stamp the sunflower on the piece of Basic White cardstock using Versa Mark ink. Cover the image with gold embossing powder and shake off excess powder. Heat emboss the image and die cut using the Sunflower Dies.
  5. Pop the sunflower up on Stampin’ Dimensionals and add to the center of the gold dot paper.