Month: January 2018

SU Bird Banter

January 17, 2018

I had to show you another cute card with the snazzy little birds from Bird Banter.
Of course, it was so fun to make because I LOVE the streakless coloring
I can do with my Stampin’ Blends!!!

My pinspiration for this card was a card by Australian demo Cheryl Miller.
I put my sentiment in the white space on the upper left while she put hers inside the square.

To make the card you just stamp the images on the white front panel. Then, you die cut out the square where the bird sits on the branch. Then you add a border to the square and pop in back in the square hole you cut out lining up the branch and the string on the balloon. It is simple but adds a great visual effect!

Remember when using the Stampin’ Blends alchohol markers, you need to use Memento ink so the inks don’t run together. Archival is said to work alright but I just go with the Memento since we carry it, and I know it works:)
In the photo below, you can see how the alcohol markers bleed through the cardstock.

So I just did my inside on a separate piece of Whisper White and then adhered it. Don’t make the mistake of thinking since it is a white card you don’t need an inside insert! Oh yeah, I did that and turned over the card, and saw how it bled through!  Of course, with a colored card base, it would just go right on.

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SU Amazing You And Celebrate You Thinlits – Sale-a-bration 2018

January 15, 2018

Happy Monday Mornin’ to ya! Hope the week starts out wonderfully for you…

I am sharing another card we made at our Occasions/Sale-a-bration Kick Off.
I used the inlay technique on this card:

Here is a close-up view.

And here is how I made it…


I think I left most of my Umms and Uhhhs until the last minute…still nervous but having fun doing the videos! Also working on “de-blurrying” the video! Some more techy stuff I need to learn…

Here is a pic of the inside of the card:

As I mentioned in the video, the Amazing You stamp set and the Celebrate You Thinlits
are FREE during Sale-a-bration!

A $50 order qualifies for the Amazing You stamp set:

and a $100 order qualifies for the Celebrate You Thinlits.

You can see ALL the Sale-a-bration items HERE
or press on the photo of the brochure on the right>

If I can be of any assistance, don’t hesitate to contact me
at or 724-323-2296.

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SU Waterfront Calendar

January 12, 2018

Hello there!
I wanted to share another neat item we made at our Occasions Catalog Kick Off last weekend. Since it was January, it was the perfect time to make a calendar….well, maybe December is the perfect time but we only missed 6 or 7 days:) I chose the new SU Waterfront stamp set to create a lovely scene that would not get tiresome over the year and appeals to both men and women.

It is hard to see in the photos but I brushed Wink of Stella on the water and sun to give it that little somethin’.

This is the same design I used on my calendars last year. You can see the post HERE.

*Calendars are from

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SU Bubble Over with Sale-a-Bration Bubble and Fizz DSP

January 10, 2018

I saw this cute idea from Sarah Klass using the friend die cut from Lovely Words
with the pop bottles in the SU Bubble Over stamp set.

The idea stuck in my head and came to life on my desk a week or so ago so we made it at our Kick Off Luncheon last weekend. I used the FREE Sale-a-Bration Designer Series Paper (DSP) behind my die cut and cut the straws from vellum…or invisible paper it seemed as we played with it at our luncheon…lol.

It was easy to create a bright palette for my card since I just pulled the colors from the DSP- Buermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist, Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral. I used some retired Bermuda Bay baker’s twine to add some texture. I used the negative of the larger bottle die on the inside and popped in a cute little label.

The Bubbles and Fizz Designer Series Paper is just perfect with the Bubble Over Bundle. Not only does it have designs with pop bottles/pop caps but also designs with stripes/geometric shapes that can work with any stamp set.
And the best part of it…it is a FREE Sale-a-Bration item with a $50 Sale-a-Bration order!!!


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Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine

Bermuda Bay Baker’s Twine

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SU Sorry for Everything with Heart Happiness

January 8, 2018

Happy Monday, friends! What a wonderful weekend I had with all my stamping buddies at our Annual Sale-a-bration Kick Off Luncheon! I still have to pinch myself when I think of all the special friends I have made since I became a demonstrator. Thanks to all of you who came and braved the cold- inside and ouside- heeheehee.

This is one of the 6 cards we made at our Occasions Catalog Kick Off.
It incorporates a technique called an Eclipse Effect.

How did I make it?
Well, I have another video for you!!


Sorry for all the Ummm-s.
My former homeschool students would not be happy
after all the years I told them….too many ummmms!!!


I forgot to show you the inside…

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You can shop for any of the items used in the video
by pressing on the photos above-
you will be sent to my online store.