Thursday, July 31, 2014

I love my Big Shot!

My Big Shot is the tool I use EVERYDAY when I am creating.  I can cut shapes with framelits, edgelits, and steel rule dies; I can dry emboss with a variety of our textured impressions embossing folders; and I can make fun "flip" cards with our thinlits dies.  Here is a great video so you can see why you need a Big Shot in for your stamping studio, too!  (Here's a little hint:  Come back on August 1 to find out about a special promotion from Stampin' Up!  I can't say anything else right now......)

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Designer Series Paper Sunburst Card

Still on the fence about our Designer Series Paper?  Well, I just wanted to show you what I made with the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper. These cards are so bright and cheery, thanks to just 4 pieces of Designer Series Paper cut at 4" x 1 1/2" -- yep, that's all the Designer Series Paper you need for one of these cards!

I used Whisper White, Melon Mambo, and Tempting Turquoise card stock and Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo ink for these cards.  The coordinating colors are listed on the back of each pack of Designer Series Paper to make it easy to design your projects.  No guess work -- I like that!

Remember, the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper promotion ends on July 31.  Stock up now! Order online at and use Hostess Code 67C4CWEP for a special gift from me.

I just love the Flamingo Lingo stamp set!  You'll be tickled pink with the Flamingo Lingo stamp set and the variety of cards you can make with this darling flamingo. And you'll love that with each set purchased, Stampin' Up! will donate $3 US to Ronald McDonald House Charities.

Here are the supplies I used for this card:

Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper
133693   $10.95

Flamingo Lingo
134303  Wood Mount   $21.95
134306   Clear Mount   $16.95
Scallop Oval Punch
119856   $16.95
Bitty Banners Framelits
129267   $14.95
White Baker's Twine
124262   $2.95
Happy Stamping,

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Weekly Deals: July 28 - August 4

Well, it's Tuesday, and that means new Weekly Deals!  Here you go:

Brights Designer Buttons Item # 130028
Regular Price: $7.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.96 US/$8.21 CAN

Cupcake Builder Punch Item # 121807
Regular Price: $16.95 US/$22.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.71 US/$17.21 CAN

1/2" Circle Punch Item # 119869
Regular Price: $5.95 US/$7.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.46 US/$5.96 CAN

Pool Party Stampin' Emboss Powder Item # 129398
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.69 CAN

Gift Bow Bigz L Die Item # 129977
Regular Price: $32.95 US/$40.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $24.71 US/$30.71 CAN

Clear Oval Accent Bigz Die Item # 127005
Regular Price: $21.95 US/$26.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $16.46 US/$20.21 CAN

Watercolor Wonder Designer Washi Tape Item # 133000
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Delight In The Day Photobook Template - Digital Download Item # 127758
Regular Price: $19.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.97 US/$13.17 CAN

Little Book Of Coupons Designer Swatchbook Template - Digital Download Item # 126158
Regular Price: $12.95 US/$13.92 CAN
Discounted Price: $7.77 US/$8.35 CAN

You can order online at  Use Hostess Code 67C4CWEP and receive a little gift from me!

Happy Stamping,

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Time is running out....

July 31 is the last day of the "Buy 3, Get 1 FREE" promotion on Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper packs found on pages 186 and 197. That's like getting $10.95 FREE when you buy 3 packs! Now is a good time to stock up on Designer Series Paper that you can use for cards, Project Life by Stampin' Up! pages, scrapbook pages, gift tags, party favors, and home decor.  One of my favorite Designer Series Paper Packs for the summer is the Maritime pack.  Did you know the designs coordinate with the Sea Street stamp set? Yep, and here are some other coordinating stamp sets and Designer Series Paper packs:

A Happy Hooray (page 146) coordinates with Back to Black Designer Series Paper
Forever Florals (page 171) coordinates with Park Lane Designer Series Paper
Garden Party (page 138) coordinates with Flower Pot Designer Series Paper
High Five (page 137) coordinates with Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper
Itty Bitty Baby (page 81) coordinates with Lullaby Designer Series Paper
Say Cheese (page 30) coordinates with Flashback Designer Series Paper
Sea Street (page 48) coordinates with Maritime Designer Series Paper

Don't miss out on this great deal!  Just go to to place your order before July 31, 2014. Use Hostess Code 67C4CWEP when you check out and receive a special gift from me!

Happy Stamping,

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Have you tried Paper Pumpkin?

Paper Pumpkin is a fun, creative escape that arrives in your mailbox each month. And, new subscribers can save 50% off your first two months when you subscribe by September 10, 2014. Just go to and use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin and get 50% off the first two months!

This special offer is available for new month-to-month subscribers, and the discount will be applied to one kit per month for the first two months of a new subscription. After the first two months, the price for each month's kit will be the regular price of $19.95 (shipping is included!).

Sign up for Paper Pumpkin by clicking on this link Local Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be invited to attend a Paper Pumpkin Party in the Fall. See how much fun the July Paper Pumpkin Kit is -- watch the video in my previous post!

Happy Stamping,

July's Paper Pumpkin Kit is so stinkin' cute!

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Organizing my stamping space (again).....

I don't know about you, but I am always looking for ways to organize my stamping space to make it functional and look nice to any unsuspecting soul who happens to wander past the door.  :-)  Now, don't get me wrong -- I cannot create without making a huge mess!  (Please say "Me, too!")  So, I have been working this weekend to put storage systems in place that will make cleaning up a little easier because I hate to clean up!

I get lots of ideas from Ikea, and I will be shopping again this week for another Billy bookcase.  I will share some photos of some affordable storage solutions I am using later this week.

How do you organize your stamping space?  I would love to hear your suggestions -- Leave a comment below!

Happy Stamping,

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Summer Fun!

Hello, and welcome to the RemARKable Stampers Pinworthy Blog Tour!  Our theme this month is Summer Fun.  It is definitely hot and humid here in Baltimore, and nothing says "Summer" to me like going to the beach, and that is what I used as my inspiration for these projects.  

Here is my first project:

This card was made with our watercolor paper, ink, and aqua pens.  The watercolor look is hot right now, so I decided to use it as the focal point of this first card.

The image is from the Wetlands stamp set, and I stamped it first with Black StazOn ink (StazOn ink will not run when you watercolor over it). I used Crumb Cake ink for the beach, Soft Sky ink for the sky, and Marina Mist ink in between the two for the water.  I love playing with the aqua painters!  Let the watercolor paper dry completely.  You can use the low setting on our heat tool to help speed up the process -- just be careful not to scorch your watercolor paper!  (Ask me how I know!!  LOL)

I stamped the "Just Because" sentiment in Black StazOn ink in the upper right corner.  The sand detail is Crumb Cake ink and one of the splotchy stamps from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set. Layer your watercolor paper on Soft Sky, then Marina Mist, then wrap a piece of Silver Baker's Twine around the bottom and tie a bow.  The card base is Crumb Cake, and the stamped piece is adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals.  A quick and easy card that looks so elegant.

My second project is a punch art card and I got my inspiration for the owl in a bikini from Pinterest. I think she looks so stinkin' cute, don't you?  Lots of punches in this card:  Word Window punch for the fence, Owl Builder Punch, Bird Builder Punch, 1" Circle Punch, and Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.

Her bikini was punched with Designer Series Paper from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack.

The sentiments are from the Big News stamp set, and the cute little flower is from the Something to Say stamp set.  I sponged the background for this card with Soft Sky and Marina Mist.  You can use a "mask" to cover your sky, then sponge the Marina Mist ink along the edge to get a crisp horizon line. The sand is Very Vanilla card stock torn and stamped with the speckle stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  The fence posts were attached to the back of the front piece of "sand" to make it look like a dune fence.  

My last project for this month is a gift bag and coordinating tissue paper.

I used the "Emboss Resist" technique for this project.  I used the By The Seashore stamp set and stamped the seashells in VersaMark ink, sprinkled clear embossing powder on top of them, and used the heat tool to melt the embossing powder. I sponged some Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, and Pistachio Pudding ink on top of the seashells, then took a paper towel and to remove the excess ink from the surface of the paper.  I mounted this piece onto a larger piece of Coastal Cabana, then attached it to the gift bag.

The tissue paper was stamped with all three colors to coordinate, and a piece of 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon makes the perfect bow for the handle of the gift bag.  Perfect little gift bag for a summer event!

I hope you enjoyed these projects, and I know Missy Bolinger will have something fabulous this month (she always does!).  Just click here:

Happy Stamping,

Here's the entire line-up:

Pam Staples -

Janet Wakeland  -

Wednesday, July 9, 2014


I know I have been MIA lately, but it's all good!  Just busy, busy busy!  We had our Busy Bee Day Crop on June 20th, and we had a great time!  The day seemed to just fly by, and we will be planning another one soon.

Stamp Club is tomorrow, and I am putting the finishing touches on the projects.  You can see the Stamp Club projects tomorrow.  I will be featuring them for the RemARKable Stampers Pinworthy Blog Tour beginning Thursday at 8 PM ET.  Here is a hint:  Our theme is Summer Fun, and one of our projects will feature an owl in a bikini!  (smile)

I also wanted to let you know about the weekly deals from Stampin' Up!:

Gold Fancy Designer Vellum Foil Item # 133363
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.13 CAN

Silver 1/8" Ribbon Item # 132137
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$5.21 CAN

Retro Fresh This And That Washi Tape Item # 133001
Regular Price: $4.95 US/$6.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.71 US/$4.88 CAN

Retro Fresh This And That Journal Item # 132998
Regular Price: $10.95 US/$13.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $8.21 US/$10.46 CAN

Smoky Slate 3/4" Chevron Ribbon Item # 131152
Regular Price: $8.95 US/$12.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.71 US/$9.38 CAN

Artisan Label Punch Item # 130920
Regular Price: $15.95 US/$21.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $11.96 US/$16.46 CAN

Sweet Shop Kit - Digital Download Item # 129339
Regular Price: $9.95 US/$10.95 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.97 US/$6.57 CAN

You can order all of these items online at

Happy Stamping,