Month: December 2020

Stampin’ UP! Always in My Heart Bundle Sneak Peek Video

A sneak peek at the New Stampin’ UP! Always in My Heart Bundle coming out on January 5 in the NEW Stampin’ UP! January to June 2021 Mini Catalog.

Make two cards in two different positions with this how-to video…really quite simple but fun!

I love the purples, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape, with the Black Glitter Paper. By the way, the Black Glitter Paper is leaving on January 4 and not returning until the next Holiday catalog. The Scripty Embossing Folder adds a delicate and soft background for the front. I always forget how pretty it is! I LOVE the sentiment banner in the Stampin’ UP! Floral Heart Dies !!!!!!!

And, I say, why not send a Valentine card to one of your girlfriends this year- remember when we used to send valentines to every one in our elementary school class- all the boys and the girls? Don’t you think it would brighten someone’s day? My friend Norma, who lives in Alaska, just shared a wonderful story how a gentleman (in his 80’s) that lives in her apartment building waits every year for her handmade Christmas card. She asked him what he does with them, he says he saves every one! Doesn’t that just melt your heart? It shows how much a card can brighten someone’s day:) It really spoke to me.

Measurements: Portrait card base: 4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″ on 11″ side or Landscape 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side, Whisper White inside and outside: 4″ x 5-1/4″, Purple heart die: 4″ x 4-1/2″

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Stampin’ UP! Forever & Always Bundle Sneak Peek and Product Shares Reminder

Oh, I was so happy how this turned out:) But then, how can a card not look good with these great word dies in the Stampin’ UP! Forever & Always Bundle? I LOVE the shadow outlines, similar to the Peace and Joy Bundle in the Holiday Catalog- don’t miss out on that one!

The YOU was die cut with the Stampin’ UP! Playful Alphabet Dies and that sweet floral die cut comes from a great NEW Bundle called Vine Design coming out in the NEW January-June 2021 Mini Catalog. I think it is going to be one of my faves! It has 3 great shapes of floral dies in it with all occasion sentiments with a sentiment die to boot! The Subtle Embossing folder just adds what is needed to jazz up the 3-1/2: x 4-1/2: Blushing Bride panel under the floral die cut on the Pear Pizzazz card base. I also used the NEW Matte Black Dots- they are really cool looking with the matte finish- I used the smallest of the 2 sizes that come in a package of of 160 pieces.

The images in the Stampin’ UP! Forever & Always stamp set are not curved like you see on the inside of my card but because they are photopolymer (the clear ones you can see through), you can adjust them on your acrylic block. I did this to fit across my inside because the “with” is a separate stamp from the “my whole heart”. So many fun phrases you can create from the die cut words and the stamped words! The stitched die cut heart comes from the Stitched Be Mine Dies in the Annual Catalog.

I was inspired by Freshly Made Sketches #466. I did take a little artistic license and flipped it a quarter turn, and I guess my sentiment is a tad bold and not even in the right direction…lol…but I have to say, it was the Blushing Bride rectangle and the slim black rectangle flaggy things on the ends that spoke to me:) That’s my story, and I am sticking with it!

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I am taking reservations for my January to June 2021 Mini Catalog Shares. It’s a great way to sample a lot of the new items in the Mini Catalog! 

I package the Paper and Ribbon/Accessories Shares in clear labeled bags

and ship it to you in a protective padded mailing envelope.

Order both Shares and get SPRINKLES ON TOP! 

Mr. Sprinkles | Rainbow Sprinkles, Chocolate Sprinkles, Ice Cream Sprinkles,  Cupcake Sprinkles

I will add a container of Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles as a thank you! 

#1 The Paper Share is $26 with FREE shipping. 

All of the DSP will be cut into 6 X 6 pieces. 

Love You Always Speciality DSP (6)

True Love DSP (6)

Hydrangea Hill DSP (6)

Dandy Garden DSP (12)

Fine Art DSP (6)

Sand & Sea DSP (6)

Ice Cream Corner DSP (6)

Snail Mail DSP (6)

Well Suited DSP (6)

Love You Always Foil Sheets (3)

Hydrangea Hill Mercury Glass Designer Acetate (4)

Golden Garden Designer Specialty Acetate (3)

Pearlescent Specialty Paper (1)

#2 The Ribbon/Embellishment Share is $26 with FREE shipping.

Ribbon Samples: 

Blushing Bride 3/8″ Metallic Ribbon (2 yds)

Gorgeous Grape 3/8″ Sheer Ribbon (2 yds)

Mossy Meadow 3/16″ Linen Trim (2 yds)

Fine Art 3/8″ Ribbon (2 yds)

Blackberry Bliss Striped ribbon (2 yds)

Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack (3 yards of each one)

Well Suited Twine Combo Pack (3 yards of each one)

Accessories Samples:

Heart Charms (4)

Matte Black Dots (32)

Pastels Pearls (40)

Ladybug Trinkets (4)

Opal Rounds (20)

Resin Hearts (30)

Clever Clasps (4)

Love You Always Treat Box (1)

If you want to order just ONE Share of a Ribbon ($12) or an Accessories ($14) without the DSP- I can accommodate that but add $2 for shipping. 

Please Take Note of the time schedule for the January to June 2021 Catalog Product Shares: 

Reservations can be made NOW until January 4. 
I will bill you via Paypal December 29-January 4, 2020

Your Payment is Due no later than January 4th.

If no payment by January 4, you will not be included. 
I will place my order on January 5th – the first day of Mini Catalog.
I will mail shares around January 16-20 – if there are not any backorders from Stampin’ UP!
Please note how UPS and the USPS is running these days- much, much slower than expected due to the overwhelming job set before them. So, we may experience some delays. We all need to give them grace as they serve us:)

(US addresses only per SU policy)

How to Order:

Please email me directly at, and I will invoice you via Paypal. However, a Paypal account is NOT required to make your payment.
Just an email address and credit/debit card is all you need.
When you receive my Paypal invoice, you can choose to pay using your Paypal account or by credit/debit card.
Just follow Paypal’s very EASY instructions to make your payment via the method you prefer.

*Again, email me directly at
DO NOT respond/comment to this post as your information will turn up here!

Please include the following information in your email:1.  Full Name2.  Mailing Address3.  Indicate which share(s) you would like to do.4.  Email address for Paypal invoicing



Merry Christmas with the Poinsettia Petals Bundle

Merry Christmas, friends! I hope your day is a most blessed one!

I wanted to share a beautiful card my friend, Debbie Malucci, sent me using the Stampin’ UP! Poinsettia Petals Bundle. It is just stunning!

I am not good at sponging so when I see great sponging I am impressed. I think Debbie did a wonderful job sponging on the Very Vanilla cardstock. I love the neutral colors with the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper. The pop of red was just the right accent on her card:)

Dear friends, thank you for the continual encouragement you give me on my stamping journey. I truly appreciate you all and wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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Stampin’ UP! In Bloom Bundle Sneak Peek Starburst Technique Video

Here is a sneak peek at the GORGEOUS new Stampin’ UP! In Bloom Bundle coming out in the January- June 2021 Mini Catalog on January 5, 2021.

I used the Starburst Technique to show off a Sale-a-Bration 2021 Freebie- the Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper. The DSP can be yours with a $50 purchase during Sale-a-Bration 2021. It is super easy to jazz up your card with scraps of paper. Watch the video to see!

I used the stamped images from the Stampin’ UP! In Bloom stamp set on the inside of the card to match the flowers die cut with the Stampin’ UP! Pierced Blooms Dies. I actually stamped the sentiment on the inside with Old Olive ink to use the colors from the DSP on the outside. The inside below is from the other card below:)

Look how beautiful the stitching is on the Pierced Blooms Dies. I embossed the bottom 1″ on the fronts with Tasteful Textiles (Soft Seafoam) and the Subtle (Seaside Spray) Embossing Folders.

I used another pattern from the Stampin’ UP! Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper and a white bordering panel behind it on the card above. Just pick colors to coordinate with the pattern you chose- so many fun colors to work with the Sale-a-Bration Paper Blooms DSP.

Measurements: Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side, DSP: (4) 1-1/2″ x 5″ cut on diagonal as seen in the video to make 8 triangles, Panel for DSP Starburst: 4″ x 5-1/4″ and a 1/16″ x 5-1/4″ strip above the bottom 1″ cardstock strip, Lower embossed solid cardstock strip: 1″ x 5-1/4″, Whisper White inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″

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Stampin’ UP! Sweet Ice Cream Punch Bundle Sneak Peek

December 21, 2020

Oh, last week, I had an amazing dessert – a triple layered vanilla ice cream cake with an Oreo® cookie crust, Heath Bar® crunch crumble with caramel and hot fudge sauce with my stamping pal, Janet Munden. We shared it after lunch. Yes, it was my idea, and I ate most of it! Janet shared a card with me using the Stampin’ UP! Sweet Ice Cream Bundle. I just had to share it with you! It is so cute and will be available on January 5th in the January to June 2021 Mini Catalog. was not my birthday, she’s just nice like that:)

It’s nice to have a punch bundled with the stamp set. She pulled the colors for the card out of the sprinkle-y Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper on the inside. I love the dark Blackberry Bliss banner embossed with silver against the other subtle colors. The Painted Texture Embossing Folder kinda looks like icing or ice cream, don’t you think? But those Stampin’ UP! Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles are the really the icing on the cake, I mean the ice cream cone:)

Speaking of Ice Cream Corner Sprinkles, I am giving a complimentary package away with my Paper and Ribbon/Embellishment Share for the NEW January-June 2021 Mini Catalog! You can check them out HERE.

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