Month: July 2014

Weekly Deals July 29 though August 4

You saw my cupcake card yesterday

SU Create a Cupcake with Remembering Your B-day

…and here’s another one,

SU Create a Cupcake Card in a Box Final FM

and another

SU Remembering your Birthday Cupcakes DD brighter

Well, now is the time to pick up a Cupcake Builder Punch at a 25% discount if you don’t have one yet! The icing makes a great cloud, too! Oh, and that Gift Bow Bigz Die- great one to have to adorn your pretty packages.

Here are your Weekly Deals July 29 through Monday, August 4th:

weekly deals july 29

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shop my ONLINE STORE for these Weekly Deals!

And don’t forget you can still take advantage of the


BUY 3,  GET 1 FREE Designer Series Paper

until Thursday, July 31.

SU Create a Cupcake with Remembering Your Birthday

Good Monday Morning, peeps! T-30 minutes and we are on the road to Florida to take our daughter to her new job. We were packing all weekend but I managed to get a quick card done last night for Freshly Made Sketches #146. I just needed to do something creative before I went to bed!


I used the new SU Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper with its bright colors and the SU Create a Cupcake and Remembering Your Birthday stamp sets. I used a trendy word bubble for the sentiment from the SU Word Bubble Framelits.  I am awaiting the new cupcake set that coordinates with the Cupcake Builder punch but for now I used the retired one- it is just so sweet- I will never give it up!

SU Create a Cupcake with Remembering Your B-day

Hope your week starts out fabulous, friends! XOXO

SU Truly Grateful with SU Gently Falling

It’s Friday already? This week flew by…I had a blast with some great gals last night playing around with the Perfect Blend stamp set. As I was getting things together for class  earlier in the afternoon with my back out of sorts, I almost forgot I had a card to do for the Friday Mashup #170! I got to work and finished in record time, and was even happy with my card:)



Here’s your Mashup Challenge:
  • Create a project using the “Sketch.”
  • Create a project using the “Delft Tile Technique.” Tutorial here
  • or Mash it Up! and create a project using the “Sketch & Delft Tile Technique.”


I watched the video but went a little out of the box and did a Faux Tile card. I promise I will do a Delft Tile in the future. The Faux Tile essentially is the same thing but with a clear embossed layer over it making it look like ceramic tile. I simply scored my paper, stamped my images, covered it in Versamark, and heat embossed it with Clear embossing powder after I sponged it a bit on the edges and middle. I also clear embossed the acorn and the sentiment. I made a similar card with my class last year so I was familiar with the Faux Tile technique which made my card come together quickly.

Check out the second photo to see the ceramic look.

SU Gently Falling with SU Truly Grateful

SU Gently Falling with SU Truly Grateful Close-Up

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Gently Falling (retired), SU Truly Grateful
INK: SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Wild Wasabi, SU Crushed Curry, SU Chocolate Chip
PAPER: SU Pumpkin Pie, SU Chocolate Chip, SU very Vanilla
ACCESSORIES: random brown silk ribbon
TOOLS: SU 1 3/8″ and 1 1/2″ Circle Punches

P.S. I can’t wait to try the Delft Tile technique but was short on time so I did the Faux Tile instead. At least it was close, huh? Check out the fabulous examples the Design Team have on display for you at The Friday Mashup # 170!

SU Weekly Deals July 22-28

Hey friends, hope you are all well. I am a bit under the weather with some lower back inflammation that started a day before Convention. And, to say the least, flying, walking, and lugging bags around did not help…lol. I was running on adrenaline the whole week, and it has caught up with me! I am excited though for my upcoming Product Class on Thursday which has me a bit busy so I am sorry for my lack of creative posting this week with my back out of sorts. I pray it feels better soon because on Monday I am driving with my daughter from Pittsburgh down to FLA where she landed a fantastic job as an RN!

Wanted to let you know the great Weekly Deals SU has today, July 22 through Monday, July 28:

Latest weekly deals

Give me a call or email me at if you are interested in anything or have any questions. You can shop my online store HERE.

Also, don’t forget that until July 31, you can still BUY 3, GET 1 FREE

Designer Series Paper.


SU Treat Cups for the Friday Mashup 169


Hey everyone..

I finally got internet access at the hotel tonight in Salt Lake City just in time for the Friday Mashup post! I was getting nervous since yesterday I could not log on and doing a post from my phone wasn’t cutting it. I even had to bring my card here to the Stampin’ Up convention since I left so early Wednesday without any sunshine in my family room to snap a photo. I was just a little too busy to get it done any earlier in the week.

So, here is my Friday Mashup Challenge #169 straight to you from the hotel lobby! Of course, I did not look strange taking the photo since the hotel is full of demonstrators sharing swaps and ideas…lol.


The Mashup Challenge:

Create a project using a “Background Stamp.”

Create a project with “something 3-D on it.”

or Mash it Up! and create a “project with a 3-D element and a Background Stamp.”

Snowman Treat Cup

I decided to do a little “Christmas in July” before the month is over…

I Mashed It Up by using the SU Hardwood stamp to create a rustic background for my 3D snowman with a SU treat cup filled with mini Altoids. I scavenged  some random felt ribbon I just loved from World Market to make a cozy scarf and added a sprig of greenery to finish off his hat.

Make sure to check out the fun Design Team inspiration cards/projects at the Friday Mashup. I can’t wait to see what your creative minds come up with this week!