Month: April 2021

Sneak Peek Stampin’ UP! Etched in Nature

April 30, 2021

The design for this card started out with some strips of wood grain from the In Good Taste Designer Series that were laying on my desk. I adhered the strips on a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Early Espresso- one on the top and the bottom, and one on each side. Then I added it to a Basic Black card base. That left me with a blank rectangular space in the middle that I put a Very Vanilla Stitched Rectangle over. Now, I started my search for something to put on the rectangle…seriously, I had no idea what I was going to put there! I was just determined to use those strips! With everything in my craft room, I was fixated on those strips…I did not even have to trim them:)

My search lead me to a NEW stamp set coming out in the Stampin’ UP! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. So, you get a sneak peek of Etched in Nature stamp set. Take a look at the images…could have been called Sketched in Nature but I think that name was already taken:) I made this card for my virtual swap for demonstrators at our online ONTour Event this month.

Since the images were reminiscent of a nature sketch book, I just went with an all natural look on the card. Ok, I must come clean, my coloring skills were not up to par so I just want with the sketched look. I did try to color the wren but it looked preeee-tty bad. I can’t wait to see others color the wren! I just LOVE the sentiment! Isn’t it great?

Popping up the Very Vanilla Stitched Rectangle, the Basic Black Stitched Circle and the bird with Dimensionals stepped up this super clean and simple card. Even if my coloring was not up to snuff, I did a decent job with my fussy cutting…heeheehee. I am still loving those Black Matte Dots…happy they will be in the NEW Annual Catalog that comes out on May 4, 2021.

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…

The Annual Catalog Retiring List is up…

check out what is leaving us and what is staying…

Retiring List Details – March 24 – May 3rd, 2021, 11:59 PM (MT)

Press HERE to see the Retiring List PDF.

Press HERE to see the Retiring List EXCEL.


See the Last Chance Products in Pictures


Stampin’ UP! Sweet Ice Cream Bundle Gift Card Video Tutorial

April 28, 2021

I have a sweet gift card holder for you today!

I cased a card sent to me by my friend, Sarah Rigby.

Check out the video to see my slight modifications to her sweet card.

I just love the NEW Host Gift available with the new Annual Catalog called Pattern Party Designer Series Paper. It is so bright and cheery with black and white designs on the back of each sheet!

Here is the inside:

I also made a card with the Ice Cream Corner DSP.

Measurements: Card Base: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″, Gift Card Fold: 2-3/4″ x 6-3/4″ plus 1/16″ scored at 2″ and then folded over- slide the fold to 4-1/4″ plus 1-1/16″ and score again (see video), DSP on back inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″, DSP on front 2-1/2″ x 4″, Basic White stamped panel inside and outside: 2-1/2″ x 3-1/2″ bordered by colored cardstock 2-3/4″ x 3-3/4″, Scraps for ice cream cone and sentiment

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…

Product List

Stampin’ UP! Quiet Meadow Bundle Sneak Peek

April 26, 2021

I love the simplicity of silhouette dies so the NEW Stampin” UP! Quiet Meadow Bundle was right up my alley. The NEW 2021-2023 In Color Evening Evergreen is the bottom layer with Mossy meadow on the top. It shows the difference in the colors. Evening Evergreen is also a darker green than Shaded Spruce that has a brightness to it.

I used a piece of wood grain patterned paper from the In Good Taste Designer Series Paper as my background. The yellow is Bumblebee- the cardstock, the gingham ribbon, and the 2020-2022 In Color Enamel Dots. Boy, they look super bright in this photo! Must have been my lighting that certainly kept the shadows away!

The stamp set has lovely sentiments and neat images in it.

Thank you for buzzing by, friends…

I have my 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Shares

Ready for Reservations!

You can see the post HERE.

Stampin’ UP! 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Shares

April 22, 2021

A quick and easy card using the In Bloom stamp set and some NEW 2021-2023 In Colors- Polished Pink, Pale Papaya, Fresh Freesia- with Granny Apple Green added in!

A NEW Catalog means NEW Designer Series Papers
and Accessories are coming!

I am offering sample shares of PAPER, RIBBON, AND ACCESSORIES!

They are packaged neatly in labeled clear protective bags.

As a thank you,


 Designer Series Paper and Specialty Paper Shares 

Package # 1

$32 for:

You will receive one 6×6 sheet of each design from these Designer Series Papers:

Beauty of the Earth – 6 sheets

Bloom Where You’re Planted– 6 sheets

Expressions in Ink Specialty – 6 sheets

Hand Penned – 6 sheets

In the Wild – 6 sheets

Pansy Petals – 6 sheets

Tidings of Christmas – 12 sheets

Simply Elegant Specialty – 6 sheets

Sweet Symmetry – 6 sheets

You’re a Peach – 6 sheets

You will receive one 6×6 sheet from these Specialty Papers Packs:

NEW 2021-2023 In Color DSP – 10 sheets

Ombre Specialty Paper – 8 sheets (3″ x 6″) so you get the full Ombre Effect

In Color Shimmer Vellum– 5 sheets

Linen (adhesive backed)– 1 sheet

Rose and Rose Gold Metallic – 2 sheets

Package #2

 Ribbon Share 

$25 for:

Evening Evergreen 3/8” Ribbon – 2 yds

Fresh Freesia 3/8” Ribbon – 2 yds

Pale Papaya 3/8” Ribbon – 2 yds

Polished Pink 3/8” Ribbon – 2 yds

Soft Succulent 3/8” Ribbon – 2 yds

Just Jade & Gold 3/8″ Braided Ribbon – 2 yds

Flirty Flamingo 1/4″ God Metallic Ribbon -2 yds

Simply Elegant Trim – 2 yds (1 yd each color)

Evening Evergreen 3/8″ Chevron Weave Ribbon – 2 yds

Smoky Slate 7/8″– 2 yds

Mint Macaron 1/2″ Soft Velvet Ribbon- 1 yd

Pale Papaya 1/2″ Ribbon – 2 yds

Baker’s Twine Essentials Pack- Crumb Cake, White 2 yds and Gray, Black, Vanilla – 1 yd

Package # 3

Accessories Share

$20 for:

Paper Lattice- 2 pieces

Expressions in Ink Ephemera Pack– 1 sheet of 10 pieces with 20 sequins

Loose Flower Flourishes – 12 (2 each of each of the 3 colors)

Bumblebee Trinkets– 4

Genial Gems- 20

2020-2022 In Color Square Gems – 20

Round & Square Brads- 40

2021-2023 In Color Jewels -20

Silver & Clear Epoxy Essentials – 36

Scallop Treat Box- 1

Simply Classic Treat Box – 1

In Color 2021-2023 Ombre Gift Bags- 5

I always add a special surprise treat for those ordering all three shares!


Please Take Note:

Time schedule of 2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Share: 

Reservations can be made NOW
I will bill you via Paypal on
 April 27th
Your Payment is DUE no later than May 3rd !!!
If no payment by then, you will not be included. 

I will place my order on  May 4th – the first day of Annual Catalog
I will mail shares around May 13-18 – if there are NOT any significant backorders from Stampin’ Up! I will do my best to mail what is in stock and do an additional mailing after items come in:) 

Here is how it works:
For every 8 of you that sign up for a paper sampler (whether online, email or in person).
I order one of each Designer Paper packs in the Stampin’ Up Catalog.
I cut the DSP into 6×6 pieces, place the paper in labeled clear bags, and ship it to you
in a padded protective mailing envelope.

As a thank you,

I pay the shipping! 

(US addresses only per SU policy)

Reservations begin now and end May 3rd! I will order on May 4th.
RSVP quickly if you want in! 

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.

*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 Name

2.  Mailing Address

3.  Indicate which share(s) you would like to do-

#1 DSP/NEW In Color/ Specialty Paper $32

#2 Ribbon- $25

#3 Accessories – $20

4.  Email address for Paypal invoicing



Stampin’ UP! Inspired Thoughts Bundle Sneak Peek Video Tutorial

April 21, 2021

I love summer, but I really, really love autumn so this was an easy card for me to design using the NEW Stampin’ UP! Inspired Thoughts Bundle. The rich colors of Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry are some of my favorite colors. Those little cut details in the Inspiring Canopy Dies is just perfect to give dimension to the leaf canopy.

Here’s a video I made with a few tips on how I put this card together.

Repeating the outside design to the inside really steps this card up. The Garden Green grass and the Balmy Blue sky embossed with the Tasteful Textiles Embossing Folder go well together.

Thanks for buzzing by, friends…

Measurements: Early Espresso Card Base: 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″ on the 8-1/2″ side, Early Espresso for trees: 4″ x 5-1/2″, Balmy blue on outside and inside: 4″ x 5-1/4″, Scraps of Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry for leaves

Just a heads up that I will be doing my Annual Catalog Paper and Ribbon/Embellishment Shares!

Be on the look out for my post this week!