Sunday, January 7, 2024

Stippled Roses Cards


I participated in an online catalog launch yesterday with a few other demos from my local area. We all shared 3 different LIVE videos featuring brand new products from the NEW January-April 2024 Stampin' Up! ® mini catalog. It was such a fun and great day to gain tons of new inspiration and ideas. And well my wish list from this catalog got bigger!

The first video I did featured the Stippled Roses bundle. This bundle is so fantastic and the stamped images are so detailed and beautiful. You can view the video over on my YouTube Channel HERE. I would love it if you liked and subscribed while there as well. 

From now through January 15, 2024 you can earn the FREE PDF of all our projects with a $50 order before taxes and shipping from my online store using this shopping LINK. If your oder is $75 or more you will also receive a few card kits in the mail from me. 

Here are pictures of my beautiful cards I made. I hope you enjoy them as well. And again be sure to check out the video over on YouTube. Happy Stampin' friends.

Monday, September 18, 2023

Rustic Crate Fall Themed Card


I made this card for a group I am part of on Facebook called the Global Inspiration Stamp Team. We are a group of demonstrators from throughout the world who created this private group to share our creativity with our customers and team members. We do events each quarter. Feel free to ask me how to get in the Facebook group.

This event was all about Fall. Even though it doesn't feel like fall in Florida it sure was fun to create this fall themed card using the new Rustic Crate bundle from the new Mini Catalog. My card base is thick Very Vanilla, I then have a layer of crumb cake. My wood layer of DSP is from the online exclusive DSP that is called One Horse Open Sleigh. My next two pieces of DSP are from the All About Autumn Specialty paper and it is stunning. 

I die cut the crate pieces using Pecan Pie and Early Espresso. For the small sides pieces I also used our adhesive sheets.  I colored my images with Stampin' Blends.  My hello sentiment is done using adhesive sheets and Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  My circle is from the new Deckled Circle dies and embossed with the Timber 3D embossing folder.  To finish it off I added a double bow using some twine and added some Brushed Brass butterflies.

For the inside I used a sentiment from the stamp set and added a strip of the woodgrain DSP.  I also added a few more butterflies as they are very flat for mailing purposes. 

I hope you enjoy this card. I have created a link in my online store with everything you need to create this card. You can buy it all or pick and choose from the list what you want to order based on your supplies you already have on hand. View the link HERE.  Thanks for stopping by my blog today. My current host code for September is X4BUA9A7.

Saturday, April 15, 2023

Stamping With Friends Blog Hop- Retiring Annual/Mini Catalog Items- April 2023


Thanks for joining us on our Blog Hop today! We are a group of Stampin' Up!® demonstrators from around the world that are brining you inspiration and ideas today! We are showcasing products we love that are on the Last Chance list until the end of April 2023 only! After that they are gone for good. So sad but plenty of new pretty things are coming in May!

I am showcasing the Hues of Happiness suite from the annual catalog for my project today. This is one of my favorites and so sad to see it leaving! It is a well loved and used stamp set and dies from my stash.  

My card base is Thick Basic White and measures 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and then scored at 4 1/4". My Mango Melody layer(also retiring color) is cut at 4" x 5 1/4". The DSP layer is cut at 2 1/2" x 5 1/4".  I then used scraps of Basic White to stamp my flowers, leaves and sentiment.  My flowers are colored with all Stampin' Blends that are retiring which is Mango Melody, Bermuda Bay and Polished Pink.  My leaves are done in Granny Apple Green Blends which are staying. I then took and colored my black and white ribbon using the polished pink blends as well. I finished off with some Wink of Stella and Glossy Dots for embellishment.

For my inside, I stamped my sentiment and flower and added a small strip of the DSP at the bottom. This is done on a layer of 4" x 5 1/4" Basic white, but you could stamp directly. 

I hope you have enjoyed my project today. I hope you will hop along and make your wish list of items you must have before the leave and contact your demonstrator to order. Below is the complete Hop list for your pleasure. 


Blog Hop Index

If you live in the USA and do not currently have a demonstrator that helps you order, please I would love to earn your business. You can reach me by email at to request a catalog.  You can also shop my online store by clicking the SHOP NOW button above. Happy stamping friends and thanks again for joining us today. 

Saturday, February 18, 2023

Stamping With Friends Blog Hop- Favorite Product from Mini Catalog


Thank you for joining us on our Blog Hop today. We are showcasing our favorite product from the January-April 2023 mini catalog. Well at least for me my favorite product at the moment. We are Stampin' Up ® Demonstrators from around the world here to bring you some inspiration. We hope you will complete the hop with us, and even leave us some comments if you wish! We hope you enjoy the hop and see some products that you need to add to your cart with your Demonstrator and earn those Sale-A-Bration goodies before they leave us soon.

I have chosen to make a card showcasing the beautiful Fancy Flora suite which is featured on pages 14-17.  It is such a versatile set and the sentiments are wonderful and I love the font. This is a fun fold card as well. The card base is Evening Evergreen and measures 5 1/2 x 11" and is scored at 4 1/4 and 8 1/2".  You will then take smaller flap and measure in 1" and then cut at angle to bottom.  You will need two coordinating DSP pieces that measure 4 x 5 1/4" and 2 1/4 x 5 1/4". The smaller piece you will measure in 3/4" and cut at angle as well. I also used a piece of Basic White that measure 4 x 5 1/4" on the inside as well. 

My labels are from the Something Fancy dies and are are cut in Soft Succulent and Basic White. My sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede. I then colored Pool Party Sheer ribbon from annual catalog using my Evening Evergreen blends. I finished the front of the card off with a 1 x 11" belling band in Evening Evergreen and added a few of the Iridescent Pastel gems.  

For the inside I stamped my sentiment in Soft Suede again then stamped the largest flower image from Two-Tone Flora stamp set and did that in So Saffron. 

I hope you have enjoyed my card today. I hope you will hop along with us by using the Hop List below and you will be inspired to create some cards of you own using the stamp sets and items used. 


Blog Hop Index

Thanks again for hopping with us. If you don't already have a demonstrator and you live in the USA I would love to help you. Shoot me an email at to contact me and request catalogs! 

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Slimline Cards Featuring Adorable Owls and Easter Bunny Stamp Sets

 I made these cute slimline cards featuring new products from both the Mini Catalog and the Sale A Bration brochure!

The card bases measure 7 x 8 1/2 inches and are scored at 3 1/2 inches. The layers are 3 1/4 x 81/4 inches and 3 x 8 inches. The inside basic white pieces measure 3 1/4 x 8 1/4 inches as well.

I used the Adorable Owls stamp set from Sale A Bration. I stamped the owls in Memento Ink and used Stampin' Blends to color them. I then used the Alphabet Ala Mode Dies from the mini catalog to add the word to the front. My DSP is from Sale A Bration and is the Dandy Designs 12x12 which can be earned FREE along with the Adorable Owls. My card base is Balmy Blue and my layer is Mint Macaron. 

For the Easter Bunny card I used Pale Papaya as my card base, layered with the Fine Glimmer paper is Fresh Freesia and then added another pattern from the Dandy Designs DSP. I stamped and colored by bunny using Smoky Slate blends and punched him out using the coordinating punch from the Easter Bunny bundle. My letters for the Hippity Hop are done in Mango Melody. 

I hope you enjoy these cards. You can purchase any of the products I used in my online store HERE. Remember it is Sale A Bration time so you can earn FREE products starting with every $50 purchase. Thanks for stopping by my blog today. 

Monday, October 10, 2022

Kylie & Bruno's Demonstrator Training Program Blog Hop- October 2022- Thank You cards


Hello and thank you for joining us for our monthly blog hop.  The theme is always Thank You cards that we can send to our customers and team members that order each month! We are a group of worldwide Stampin' Up! ® Independent Demonstrators that are participating in a year long training program put on by fellow demonstrator Kylie Bertucci and her husband Bruno from Australia. It is an amazing training program.  So thank you for participating in our Blog Hop with us. We hope you hop along and get all sorts of inspiration and creative ideas to use your Stampin' Up products. 

I have decided to use the Sending Smiles Stamp Set for my card and also using the In Color DSP for 2022-2024. My thank you sentiment comes from the Charming Sentiments bundle with the matching dies.  My cards are made in Tahitian Tide and Orchid Oasis, 2 of my favorite In Colors from this group! Although all the colors are great. 

I made some in each of my two favorite colors and the only other colors I included were Daffodil Delight for the flower centers, Parakeet Party for the stems and then I did use Staz on for my sentiments to make them nice and bold.  

I hope you have enjoyed my cards I have shown here today! They are simple to produce in multiples!  Please see the entire blog hop list below to continue in the hop and gain so much inspiration and creative ideas for you. 


If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator and live in the USA I would love to gain your business.  Hope you enjoy the blog hop today! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop- August 2022- Congratulations Theme


Hello and thank you for joining us for our Blog Hop this month. This month our theme is Congratulations with Designer Series Paper (DSP) being the spotlight.  We are happy you are joining us. We are a group of Independent Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators from around the globe that hop together each month!  You may have arrived from Maureen's blog. She made a wonderful project to share with us. 

My card features the Splendid Day Specialty DSP. My card base is Early Espresso and is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2". The DSP is cut at 4 x 12" and then scored at 2 1/2, 7 3/4 and 10 3/4". This allows the DSP to be the spotlight and have both sides showcased.  The inside white piece is cut at 3 3/4 x 5". My sentiments came from the Happiness Abounds stamp set. 

I used the Bough Punch and cut out pieces in Soft Sea Foam, Vellum and Gold to place behind my sentiment strip. 

I hope you enjoyed my card today spotlighting DSP! I hope you will hop all along with us to see everyone's projects and gain some inspiration and creativity. Simply click the next button below to hop along to the next blog. 

Here is a complete list of all members participating in the BLOG HOP today. 

Shirley Merker

Sue Boerner

Julia Quinn

Joy Nelson 

Annette McMillan

Julia Mazur

Tracy Held

Terri Stewart

Maureen Rauchuss

Krissi Hannahs

Sale-A-Bration is still happening so please don't forget to place your orders and earn your FREE products before the end of August! 

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop- June 2022-Sympathy Theme


Hello and thank you for joining us for our Monthly Paper Crafting Blog Hop. Sympathy is a the theme this month. We are a group of Global Stampin' Up! ® Demonstrators from around the globe bringing you great inspiration and ideas.  We hope you will hop along and complete the hop with us. You may have arrived from Maureen's blog, and what a wonderful project she shared with us. Sympathy cards are for me personally difficult to make. I don't tend to make a bunch of them. Instead I make these as needed. 

I used the brand new Sending Smiles bundle for my card this month. I chose to use Smokey Slate for my color, and keep this card monochromatic. I used the Neutrals 6x6 Designer Series paper as well, and also used the Scalloped and Contour dies.  I also used the brand new Iridescent Pearls, but colored them with my Smokey Slate blends. 

For the inside I used Basic White cardstock and added a flower image. I know it does not leave a ton of space to write, but I don't feel sympathy cards need a ton of room for writing. 

I hope you have enjoyed my card I made for this blog. Clock on the next button below to be taken to the next hop stop, which is Shirley. Her projects are always wonderful. Thanks for hopping with us this month and I hope you enjoyed it. 

Below you will find a complete list of Hoppers in this hop for you ease in hopping! Thanks for stopping by. 


Thursday, May 26, 2022

Ink & Inspiration Blog Hop May 2022- Color Challenge


Hello and thank you for stopping by the Ink & Inspiration blog hop for May 2022. You are currently visiting Krissi Hannahs blog from the USA; I am located in the panhandle area of Florida where summer is definitely here!  I hope you will hop along with the hop and gain some ideas for creativity and inspiration based on a color challenge or we could use the image provided to create as well. Here is the challenge photo we were given in order to become creative and inspired! 

I have chosen to use the colors provided for my card today! I hope you will enjoy it. I used all of the colors that are listed in the photo above along with Basic White for my neutral color!  I layered it with a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock and my base layer is Basic White!  The die sets I used for this card are the Beautiful Shapes Dies and the Amazing Thanks Dies. I actually did no stamping on this card!!! 

I hope you like my card and how I used the picture for inspiration for the color challenge. Please feel free to hop along with the entire Hop to see how everyone else did as well! Thank you so much for stopping by today! We hop each month with different themes and color challenges!


Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Paper Crafting Monthly Blog Hop-Masculine Theme- Waves of Inspiration


Thank you for joining us for our monthly blog hop! We are a group of Stampin' Up! ® demonstrators from around the globe that participate monthly in a themed blog hop. This provides you inspiration and creativity from all around the world.  Our theme this month is Masculine cards, which for me can be hard to make. So this will push me out of my comfort zone a bit. You may have come from Julia's blog, and she shared a wonderful project with us! We hope you will make the complete hop with us and leave some comments, although those aren't required. 

I decided to use the Waves of Inspiration stamp set for my Masculine themed card. My card base is Night of Navy and is 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4".  My Sahara Sand layer is cut at 4 1/8" x 5 3/8".  My Basic White layer is cut at 4" x 5 1/4" for both outside and inside layers.  To get my multi-colored wave I first inked the Wave up in Bermuda Bay ink, and then taking a sponge dauber added some Night of Navy ink to the edges to make the wave two-toned and more real looking.  It reminds me of the water here in Florida at times.  I did the same thing with the pelican, inking first in Sahara Sand and then adding some Soft Suede with a dauber to give some dimension. The layers for the pelican are Sahara Sand cut at 2 1/4" x 3 3/4" and the Basic White is cut at 2 1/8" x 3 5/8". I popped this up using dimensionals after adding some Bakers twine around the bottom.  To finish off the front I added a few of the Brushed Metallic Dots and my sentiment and birds are stamped using Night of Navy. 

For the inside I simply stamped my sentiment on Basic White using Night of Navy and added a few more of the birds. 

I hope you enjoyed my version of a masculine card this month. Hopefully you will gain some inspiration and creative ideas throughout the rest of this hop as well. Click the link below to be taken to Shirley's blog, where she will show us another great masculine card.  The entire Hop list is also listed below so you can follow along that way as well. 


Shirley Merker

Julia Mazur

Annette McMillan

Joy Nelson 

Tracy Held

Terri Stewart

Julia Quinn

Krissi Hannahs

Thank you so much for stopping by my Blog today. I would love for you to shop my online store HERE for any products you may need to be creative and get crafting!  Your support is always appreciated.  Plus with the new annual catalog it is a great time to get new crafting items! Thanks again for stopping by today.

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

Paper Crafting Blog Hop May 2022- Daffodil Daydream


Thank you for joining us today for another monthly blog hop. We are a group of Stampin' Up! ® demonstrators from around the globe that bring you creativity each month with this blog hop. Our theme for this month is flowers, so I decided to play with the Daffodil Daydream stamp set and Daffodil Dies for my card.  You may have arrived from Julia Quinn's blog, she shared a wonderful project with us as well!

My card base is Pale Papaya cardstock and is cut at 4 1/4" x 11", scored at 5 1/2".  My first layer is Calypso Coral and is cut at 4" x 5 1/4". I ran it through the Stitched Greenery die.  I then used Pale Papaya and Basic White and cut out two dies from the Scalloped Countours dies.  I stamped my image using Memento Tuxedo black ink and die cut it out. I used Stampin' Blends to color in Granny Apple Green, Pale Papaya and Calypso Coral. I popped this up with Dimensionals and added some wink of stella and stamped my greeting and added some Basic Rhinestones!

For the inside I simply stamped the border images from the stamp set at the bottom of my Basic White layer that is cut at 4" x 5 1/4". 

Thank you for stopping by my blog post today. I hope you will complete the hop with us and go full circle to gains lots of creative ideas using flowers! You can simply click the icon below to be taken to the next blog stop in the hop. 

Also below is the complete list of everyone participating in this month's blog hop! 

Shirley Merker

Sandra Roberts

Sue Boerner

Julia Mazur

Annette McMillan

Joy Nelson 

Maureen Rauchfuss

Tracy Held

Terri Stewart

Julia Quinn

Krissi Hannahs

Nancy Reynolds

Traci Gardner

Below is a list of products I used to make this card. If you need any of these supplies you can head to my online store to place your order HERE. Again thanks for hopping with us! 

Product List