Friday, October 16, 2015




Thursday, September 17, 2015

Stamp Out Breast Cancer

To show our support for Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we’re going PINK . . . or at least our October Paper Pumpkin boxes are! And, we’re excited to announce that Stampin’ Up! will make a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. The best part—our AMAZING subscribers will determine the amount of the donation!

Stampin’ Up! will donate
  • ​$1 for every active Paper Pumpkin subscriber.
  • Plus, an additional $1 for every new subscriber who signs up by October 10.
Together, we will make a difference!

Help us get the word out by sharing the news with all your, friends, and family! For those who have been on the fence about Paper Pumpkin, this could be just the thing that makes them want to give it a try and be a part of this wonderful cause. All subscribers will also receive a limited-edition, pretty pink Paper Pumpkin box! No one will want to miss it. Promise.

More About BCRF

BCRF is a world-class organization, dedicated to ending breast cancer and we are excited to be teaming up with them to make this happen. Their mission is to advance the world's most promising research to eradicate breast cancer. To learn about more ways to help, please visit

To sign up:
  (make sure you pick me for your demonstrator)

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Birthday Sketch Challenge

In this DOstamper Stars sketch challenge I took a little different approach to it.  Instead of layering it up, I layered it down.  How I did this is by making a Shaker Card.  I am just loving all the different Shaker cards that I have seen lately.  They are so much fun!! And who wouldn't enjoy getting one!

I love how this card turned out!!

What I like most about this card is all the GREAT embellishments!!  And besides it is a shaker card!  When I first seen the Pom - Pom trim I wasn't that excited about it....but then it just grew on me and now I am loving it!  I also love the Sequin trim that came out about a year ago in Gold.  But with the Occasion Catalog that came out, they now have it in Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim.   These trims just give it that extra little touch!

Inside the shaker part of the card I took the Sequin Assortment with some punched out Silver Glitter Paper.  To punch out the little circles I used the 1/8 Hole punch.  I added these to give that sparkle!  The saying on the card from a new set that also came out in the Occasions Catalog.  This set is a great birthday set.  It is called "Balloon Bash", below is a picture of the set.

Balloon Bash Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Loving this set!

Here are a few of the other DOstamper Stars that have participated in this weeks challenge.  Go check out their blogs.

Here is a complete list of supplies that was used to make this card.

Cardstock & Ink
Bermuda Bay carstock         131197
Whisper White cardstock    100730
Birthday Bash DSP               137783
Silver Glimmer Paper          124005
Stazon Black Ink                   101406

Stamp Set
Balloon Bash Photopolymer   137144

Sequin Assortment      133631
Pom Pom Trim             137898
Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim    137910
Metallic Clothespins                133320

Sale-A-Bration  Only have until the end of March!!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Flowering Color Challenge

This week is a color challenge for the DOstamper Stars.  LOVE - LOVE this color combo!!  You too can join in on the fun with all the starts.  We would love to see what your creation looks like as well.  You can email me at and I will post your creation right here for everyone to see.  How great is that!

Two of the colors are In Colors.  Do you know which ones they are?  If you said Blackberry Bliss (My all time favorite) and Hello Honey, you are right.  Rich Razzleberry is also a very rich looking color.

As you can see in the flowers they are 2 toned, I inked up the stamp in Rich Razzleberry and then rolled the outside edges in Blackberry Bliss.  This is called Rock -n- Roll technique.  I did take a sponge and soften the color contrast a little.  I really like how these to colors offset each other.  Wondering about the flower is a new set that Stampin' Up! came out with in the Occasion Catalog.  It is called "Petal Potpourri".  What is even better - is that you can buy the stamp set and the punch as a bundle and SAVE 15%!
Petal Potpourri Clear Bundle by Stampin' Up!
How great is this!!
I really like that Stampin' Up! has come out with bundles that saves us 15%!

The Hello Honey striped Designer Series Paper that is on the card comes from the "Moonlight DSP Stack".
Moonlight Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!
Gotta love the stacks!

For the saying "Sending Wishes Your Way" comes from a new set that has come out in the Occasions Catalog, it is called "Butterfly Basics".  Again Stampin' Up! has bundled this stamp set with Butterfly Thinlits so that you can SAVE 15%

Butterfly Basics Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Butterfly Basics Stamp Set

I hope you enjoyed this weeks challenge and hope you that you will join us!

Here are the links to the other DOstampers that have joined in the challenge this week.

Material List

Cardstock & Ink
Blackberry Bliss      133675     Ink  133642
Whisper White        100730
Rich Razzleberry Ink   126950
Moonlight DSP Stack   133701

Stamp Sets
Petal Potpourri    Wood mount  137141    Clear mount  138586
      Bundle with the Punch and SAVE 15%  
           Wood mount  138876     Clear mount    138877
Butterfly Basics    Wood mount  138813   Clear mount  138816    Photopolymer  137154

Flower Medallion Punch    137417
       Bundle with the Stamp set and SAVE 15%  
           Wood mount  138876     Clear mount    138877
7/8 Scallop Circle Punch   129404
Candy Dot Brad Bases    132293
Rhinestone Basics    119246

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Kinda Eclectic Challenge

Welcome to another week of the DOstampers challenge Thursday.  What I love about a Sketch challenges is that it gives you your starting base for making your project and it helps make your creativity easier.  

With my card and the sketch I wanted to do something a little different.  I wanted the sketch to come out in the stamping instead of layers.  I believe I accomplished that!

The stamp set that I used is one of my favorites, it is called "Kinda Eclectic".

Kinda Eclectic Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
I also added a little dimension in the background of the card with the stamp set called "Gorgeous Grunge".  This is my ultimate favorite set!  

For the ribbon bow I used Early Espresso Seam binding ribbon.  I took and looped it back and forth and then took the Antique Brad and put that around it.  Added a little bling with the Gold Sequins as the ends to the bow and then wrapped a little Linen Thread behind the bow to give it that grunge look.

If you would like to join in on the DOstampers challenge you are more then Welcome too!  Below is a list of some of the other DOstampers participating in this weeks challenge.  Enjoy!

I will add more as they post to there blogs.

Here is a list of materials that I used for the card.

Cardstock and Ink
Early Espresso Cardstock    119686    Ink   126974
Garden Green Cardstock     102584    Ink   126973
Very Vanilla Cardstock         101650
Smokey Slate Ink                   131179
Sahara Sand Ink                     126976
So Saffron Ink                         126957

Stamp Sets
Kinda Eclectic           Clear Mount  135350    Wood Mount  135347
Gorgeous Grunge     Clear Mount  130517    Wood Mount  130514

Gold Sequin Trim      132983
Early Espresso Seam Binding Ribbon   134582
Antique Brads   117273
Linen Tread   104199

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Happy Birthday Balloons

For this week I decided that I was going to use something from the Occasion Catalog and of course the Sale-A-Bration catalog

For the color combo it was easy!  I used the FREE  designer series paper that you can get with placing a $50.00 dollar order.  The DSP is called Best Year Ever!  This paper is so soft in color, but yet it has the POP factor going on.  You can also get the Ribbon and Button pack that goes with this DSP FREE.  

Best Year Ever Accessory Pack
For the rest of the card I used a NEW set that is in the Occasion Catalog called "Celebrate Today".  There are so many thing's that I like about this is just a great set for celebration of different events, it has framelits to cut out your stamped images on the Big Shot, it has all the decorative attachments for the balloons, I could keep going on and on but you have to see it for yourself.  Below it shows the stamp set with the framelits and look at all the balloon accessories you can add to make your project even better!!

Celebrate Today Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up!

I hope you enjoyed this weeks DOstamper challenge.  You too can play along with the rest of the DOstampers in the challenges.  Listed below are a few of the other DOstampers that have played along this week.

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Beautiful Butterfly

It is that time of the week for another DOstamper Challenge.  This week we have the picture challenge.  What is the 1st thing that comes to your mind when you look at the picture?  Mine was Butterflies!  And of course I knew exactly the Thinlits set I wanted to use.

Butterflies Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
Butterflies Thinlit Dies   
137360      $24.95

What is really great about these thinlits is that a stamp set goes with it!!

Butterfly Basics Clear Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
Butterfly Basics Stamp Set
138816         $35.95

Even better then a stamp set that goes with the thinlits........ you can BUNDLE the thinlits and stamp set and SAVE 15%!  It couldn't get any better than that!!  
Gotta Love Stampin' Up!

A little bit of grunge to go with the butterfly.

I believe these NEW Butterfly thinlits will be used allot!!  They are so delicate looking.  On this card I also used the Gorgeous Grunge Stamp set.  Another one of my favorites!  This stamp set can be used in so many different card types or you can even use it in your scrapbooking.  I also used the Blendabilities Markers to color the Pearls and Rhinestones.   Did you know right now you can get a set of Blendabilities Markers for FREE?  It is Sale-A-Bration time and when you place an order for $50.00 you can choose an item out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog for FREE!!  Can't get any better than that!!  

Below you will find a list of items that I used on this card.

Here are few other DOstampers that have joined in on this weeks challenge.

Cardstock and Ink
Whisper White Cardstock  100730
Crumb Cake Cardstock     120953
Crumb Cake Ink                126975
Chocolate Chip Ink            126979
Pink Pirouette Ink             126956
Melon Mambo Ink             126948
Melon Mambo Blendabilities Markers  130994

Stamp Sets
Painted Petals                     137146 (The saying on the card comes from this set)
Gorgeous Grunge               Wood mount   130514     Clear mount    130517

Big Shot                              113439
Magnetic Platform            130658
Butterflies Thinlits            137360
   Bundle with Stamp set and SAVE 15%
      Wood   139322     Clear    139323    Photopolymer    138865
Rhinestones                       119246
Pearls                                 119247
Aqua Painters                   130954

Happy Stamping!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Color Challenge 1-29

Welcome to another week of the DOstamper Challenge Thursday.
This week we are doing a Color Combo challenge.

I am so sorry this is posting so late.  I had a family emergency last week.  All is OK!!

When I saw last weeks color challenge I just wasn't sure about the color combo.  But once you get the colors together surprisingly enough they are great together.  Blackberry Bliss is one of my favorite In Colors right now.  

Loving the Color Combo!

The background Designer Series Paper is from my favorite paper that just came out in the Occasions Catalog recently.  It is called "Painted Blooms DSP".  I think what I like most about the paper it has such vibrate and bold colors, but yet soft.  I think this DSP is going to be a favorite for allot of people!!
Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper  by Stampin' Up!
The flower image on the card is from a wonderful set called "Mother's Love".  This set also has great sayings for Mother's Day.  This set is a two step stamping set.   The saying on the card is from the set "Painted Petals".  This stamp set goes with the DSP that I used on this card.  Again, these 2 set are new in the Occasions Catalog.  Below is a closer look at the card.

WOW!!!  I almost forgot to tell you how I colored the wonderful silver ribbon!  I started with the 1/8" Silver Ribbon, took a Stampin' Up! sponge and the Rose Red Ink pad.  You place the ribbon onto the ink pad and with the sponge you press down on the ribbon.  Slide the ribbon across your ink pad. Repeat this step until you get the color you desire.  I did take a Kleenex and wiped off some of the ink on the Silver part of the ribbon.

Come on join in on the DOstamper's Thursday Challenges!!

Sale-A-Bration Catalog  Place an order for $50.00 and choose a FREE
                                                  Stampin' Up! product.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Up - Up and Away!

There are so many NEW and exciting Stampin' Up! products out in the Occasions Catalog.  
And of course I just have to have it all!!!  LOL  
Below I will show you a few of the products that I have been playing around with.

This card was inspired from a card Mary Fish had made. Thank you Mary! I added a little extra and designed my balloon a little different.

Are you wondering how I cut the balloon out so perfect???  Guess what?? Stampin' Up! has come out with a Framelit that cuts them out!!!  How fabulous is that!!  The set is shown below.
Balloon Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!
But that isn't even the best part!
There is also a stamp set that goes with the framelits!
Can you tell I am just a little excited!
Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
You can bundle the Framelits and the Stamp Set and Save 15%.  How great is that!

For the balloon on my card, I cut out 2 balloons.  One in Melon Mambo and the other in Basic Black.  I then took the Basic Black Balloon and punch out the stars with the Star punch for the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack.  The tail is stamped with another NEW set called "Hello Life".  As shown below.  Once I stamped the "So Sweet" I took a Project Life Journaling Pen and added the little swirl coming down.  The of course I had to add some bling with the Glimmering star.

This stamp set also goes with the NEW Hello Life Project Kit shown below.  I am going to be making this kit this weekend at a stamping play-date.  I will post some pictures next week.

If you haven't checked out the NEW Occasions Catalog that is a must!  Listed below are the Stampin' Up! products that I used on this card.

Cardstock and Ink
-  Basic Black Cardstock     121045   Ink  126980
-  Whisper White     100730
-  Melon Mambo     115320
-  Silver Glimmer Paper     135314
-  Project Life Journaling Pen     135304 (2 Pen set)

Stamp Set
-  Hello Life Photopolymer     137136

-  Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack     133787
-  Big Shot
-  Balloon Framelits     137362
    Bundle with the Stamp set and Save 15%    138869

Occasions Catalog

Sale-A-Bration Catalog

Shop 24/7

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Valentine Picture Challenge

It is that time of year again to tell all the people in your life that they matter and you love them!!
What a better way to do that...then sending a hand crafted card!!

Just love the new Occasions Catalog that just came out!!  If you haven't seen it yet...make sure you go and check it out!  Stampin' Up! once again has out done themselves.  There are so many wonderful new products in the catalog.  I am sure you will find something that you like!!!  

In this DOstampers picture challenge it wasn't hard to figure out which way to take this one.  Of course you have to do a Valentine's card!!  This card is one that I designed for a swap that I was in.  I am falling in love with the NEW Confetti Heart Border Punch.  When you use this punch and put a color underneath it, it makes your project POP!  This punch will be awesome to use in my scrapbooks as well.

I have also used a NEW stamp set called, "Hello Life".  It is a Photopolymer set.  What is even better with this set it is used in a NEW Kit that has come out in the Occasions Catalog.  I will be posting a picture of the finished kit project at the end of this month.  So make sure you come back to check it out.  It is really GREAT!

Below is a list of all the Stampin' Up! products that I used on this weeks card.  If you have any questions please let me know. 

Cardstock & Ink
- Whisper White cardstock
-Basic Black cardstock and Ink
-Real Red cardstock
-Stacked with Love DSP stack

Stamp Set
- Hello Life Photopolymer

-Big Shot
-Hearts Collection Framelits
- 1/4 Cotton Ribbon
- Confetti Heart Border Punch
- Scallop Edge Border Punch
- Rhinestones

Here are a few of my fellow DOstampers that also joined in on this weeks challenge.

Sale-A-Bration Catalog - You don't want to miss out on getting FREE products!

Thanks for Stopping by!
Happy Stamping!