Monthly Archives: February 2014

With Heartfelt Sympathy

Last night I had some of my NNP friends over to stamp and Lauri, who has stamped with me before “went off the grid” and created this beauty! I love how it turned out … soft, beautiful, thoughtful …

With Heartfelt SympathyWe stamped the spray of flowers inside the card with the sentiment and again on the envelope. We used the Note Cards and Envelopes which is a quick and easy way to create cards without a lot of fuss and extra cutting or folding.

With Heartfelt Sympathy cropStampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched (Hostess Set)

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Stampin’ Up Note Cards & Envelopes

Ink: Sahara Sand, Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry Stampin’ Write Marker

Tools: Aqua Painter

Extras: Snail Adhesive

Thanks for looking tonight!




Worth the Wait … It’s a Girl!

Happy Monday Everyone! Spent the morning creating a baby card for a good friend and former Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Colleague of mine who just welcomed a beautiful baby girl into the world. I used the Worth the Wait Stamp to create this sweet card for her.

Welcome Little OneI love how soft the colors are yet with a pop of Bermuda Bay! A little twist on the traditional all pink card. What do you think?

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Worth the Wait

Paper: Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Smokey Slate

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Pink Pirouette

Tools: Big Shot, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder (Sale-a-bration), 2 3/8″ scalloped circle punch, 1 3/4″ circle punch, Circles Framelits (for Smokey Slate Layer)

Extras: Paper Piercer, Stampin’ Pierce Mat, 3/4″ Smokey Slate Chevron Ribbon, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Don’t Forget ….

SHOP 24/7 and the Clearance Rack ANYTIME …. New items added recently! SHOP HERE

Sale-a-bration is in full swing! For every $50 you order, you get one FREE Sale-a-bration item!

My next class is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12th at either 10:30AM or 6:30PM. RSVP HERE

Have a great day …. I am looking forward to this evening! Several of my nurse practitioner colleagues are coming over to SIP and STAMP :)) I love what stamping does to bring people together for fun and creativity!




Oh Baby! Which one do you like??

I had a whole lot of fun with this card! This one is for you Kelly (she’s been asking for one :)!

I took my inspiration and CASE’d a card by Mary Fish (I changed some of the elements and layout but kept her original colors of Daffodil Delight, Black and White. Loved her version and had to make one of my own. Once I had the stamp out on my table, I thought why not try a couple other color combinations and see how they turn out?

The other two cards used Strawberry Slush and Elegant Eggplant! I’d love to know which one is your favorite 🙂

Oh Baby ChoicesI am not sure which one I like the best!

Stampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Oh Baby! (single stamp retired); Sweet Sentiments for inside (used Congratulations)

Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush, elegant Eggplant, Designer Series Papers: Parkers Patterns (retired), Quatrefancy Specialty, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack (Elegant Eggplant)

Ink: Black Stazon

Tools: Big Shot, Blossoms Party Originals Die

Extras: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Black Cany Dots, Neutrals Buttons, White Twine, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Lot’s Happening ….

Lots of new items have been added to the Clearance Rack! SHOP NOW for the best deals!

This week’s Weekly Deals on items ….

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Want to stamp with me? I would love to come to you or have you over to my Stamping Studio. My next class is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12th at either 10:30AM or 6:30PM. RSVP HERE

Can’t make it to class? Let me know. I would be happy to arrange something private for you and your friends.

SALE-A-BRATION is in full swing! For every $50 you spend, you get a FREE Sale-a-bration item!

Hoping to get a little bit more stamping accomplished today … we will see 🙂 I have my 1 year old grandson in tow today … :))


Bright Blooms for a Snowy Day

I have been wanting to play with the new Spiral Flower Die for a long time and needed a reason to motivate me …. what could be more motivating than more SNOW! I swear it feels like Spring will never arrive in Michigan and this turned out to be the perfect pick me up! After I shoveled back breaking (haha) snow, I created this bouquet in less than 45 minutes start to finish. Each flower takes only a 4″ x 4″ square of patterned paper and you can cut up to 4 at a time

Flowers FullThis is going to be one of our projects at my next Downline Meeting with the gals of Karin’s Crafting Crew! Want to know more about joining in on the fun? Click on the tabs at the top of the page labeled Join the Fun and Karin’s Crafting Crew for more information or email me! I would love to talk to you.

I would love to show you how to make one of your own …. at your house or mine 🙂 Interested? Just let me know!

Flowers Close upStampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: NONE

Paper: Brights Designer Series Paper Pack (retired version)


Tools: Glue Gun, Silicone Craft Sheet, Big shot, Originals Spiral Flower Die, Bird Builder Punch for leaves

Extras: Cloth wire stems 18G; wire cutters, Hole punch, raffia, Ball jar, 1/4″ Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!



Hooray for Today and Thanks CASE

I absolutely loved a recent card posted by Mary Fish on Stampin’ Pretty and used her card as a jumping off point to copy and share these two versions I made! I changed up her Valentine card to create a birthday card for my beautiful niece Michele (Hooray for Today!) and a Thank you card for a great friend and ‘guy’! I love how they turned out. What do you think?

Thanks and Hooray Combined MF CASE


Hooray for Today MF CASEStampin’ Up Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets: Geometrical, Thanks & Hello

Paper: Real Red, Smokey Slate, Basic Black, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White

Ink: Black Stazon

Tools: Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Circles Framelits, Hearts Collections Framelits, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 1″ Square Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Angled Tag Topper Punch

Extras: Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive, Glue Dots, White Twine, Real Red 1/4″ Stitched Ribbon, 1/8″ Basic Black Taffeta Ribbon, Brights Designer Buttons, Hardware Clips Essentials

Thanks MF CASEWant to order any of the items listed? CLICK HERE or call/email me! I am here and happy to help 🙂

Lots of new items on promotion! Check out the Promotions Page to see them all including the new Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit!!!

Local and want to come and stamp with me? I am happy to bring stamping to you and your friends or have you in my Stamping Studio! My next class is scheduled for Wednesday, March 12th at either 10:30AM or 6:30PM. CLICK HERE and RSVP your space now 🙂

I’m excited to watch Ice Dancing tonight. I hope you have a great evening … we are expecting 3-5″ more inches of snow ………grrrrrrr…… so stay warm and I’ll be back soon with more creations for you!