Monthly Archives: June 2015


Color Combination Inspiration, Day 2 Plus Lots of Good News!

Yesterday, I told you how I “think in Stampin’ Up!” language.  The inspiration for that card came from my daughter’s apartment décor.  Today’s card inspiration comes from the colors in her bedroom here at home.  (How long do I keep an official bedroom for her at home?  This empty-nester stuff […]

stampin up fun flower punch

clearance stampin up

Color Combination Inspiration, Day 1

I have been a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator for so long that I find myself thinking in “Stampin’ Up!” language.  I associate the colors that I see around me every day with their closest Stampin’ Up! counterpart.  Last Sunday, I found myself telling my sister-in-law that I liked her “So Saffron” pants.  […]


Asian Paper Fan to Keep Cool

  A couple of weekend’s ago, we attended a beautiful wedding reception at a lovely place on the ocean.  Each place setting had a lovely paper fan incorporated into the decorations. When the event was over, I had the great joy of inheriting all of the fans.  I was thrilled!  It would have […]

asian paper fan decoration

sweet stack photopolymer stamp set by stampin up

Paper Cake Treat Boxes Made Easy with Stampin’ Up!

When I made this paper cake several years ago, I remember thinking how cool it would be if there were a way to create each piece with the Big Shot.  With my paper cake, I had to print out each separate piece onto cardstock and cut them out by hand.  […]


Timeless Elegance Room Décor

Yesterday, I showed you a card I created with a sheet of paper from the new Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper.  I personally think this pattern in the most beautiful ever created by Stampin’ Up! The coordinating colors for this pack of paper are Basic Black, Very Vanilla, and Sahara Sand, which also happen […]

timeless elegance designer series paper stampin up shadow box

spiral flowers originals die stampin up

Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper from Stampin’ Up!

  I wish I could show you in-person how extremely gorgeous this one particular sheet of paper is from the new Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper.  It is probably my most favorite paper design of all-time.  The rose images jump off the page.  I didn’t add a sentiment to this card […]


Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies: Part 3

When I chose to focus on Stampin’ Up!’s new Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies this week, little did I know how metaphoric the butterfly would be to my personal life.  Today, I said goodbye to my youngest butterfly as she flew off to Utah to study this summer.  It’s always a […]

bold butterfly framelits dies stampin up glimmer paper

stampin up bold butterfly framelits dies

Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies: Part 2

Yesterday, I showed you a simple card using the Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies, Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack, and Tin of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set (shown on the upper left.)  Today, I am going to show you another card using the exact same items, but with a completely […]


Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies: Part 1

This week’s project will all be focusing on the brand new Bold Butterfly Framelits Dies from the 2015-2016 Annual Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog.  I want to show you how versatile and extraordinary these two seemingly simple framelits dies really are. For today’s “Just Because” card, I used the […]

tin of cards stampin up catalog

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Envelope Punch Board by Stampin’ Up!: Notecard Holder/Part 3

You can read about the cute gift bag I created to house these cute note cards and envelopes HERE and HERE.  Today I am going to share with you how I created the 3″ x 3″ notecards and coordinating envelopes. The notecards were super easy: cut a piece of Sahara […]