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For this week's giveaway, you can win this cute box and set of 4 cards using the Nature Walk and Bliss stamp sets. All you have to do is leave a comment on my blog.

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Beautiful Bliss



This is another one of the cards I did at my recent stamp camp. I used the Bliss stamp set from the Sale-abration mini catalog. You can get this stamp set for FREE with a $50 purchase but only until March 31st! This whole stamp set is gorgeous. It is so versatile too. I used rose red cardstock and the rose red seam binding ribbon. The newspaper print is from the First Edition pack of designer papers. I stamped the background in white craft ink.



Here is a close up of the front with the butterfly. You can see the pearl accent I added on the butterfly too.

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Nature Walk with Saffron and Espresso

Well, it is another freezing cold day here in VA again! I am so ready for spring, I could just scream. If you know me at all, then you probably know I am a sun lover. If it is the least bit warm and sunny out, I will run outside and try to soak some of it up. I am going into withdrawals now because it has been so many months of cold, dreary weather. Please God, bring me some sunshine and 70's soon. Well, enough complaining about the weather…..

Don't you just love the names of our Stampin Up colors? This card uses so saffron and early espresso. It seems that many of our colors are named after food items. I wonder if that is why I am always hungry??  My good friend Michelle gave me the inspiration for this card. SHe made one kind of similar for a swap I was in.  The trick to making this card super easy is putting all of the stamps on one clear block and then you only have to stamp once or twice! Pretty clever huh! The piece that I stamped on is from the Botanical Gazette designer paper pack and I used the piece that had little honeycombs on it. I also used the new tulip frame embossing folder.

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February Stamp Camp projects

Well, I just finished watching the movie Unstoppable with Denzel Washington about the runaway train in Pennsylvania…..WOW! What a great movie. The problem is it is 11:00pm and I am so stressed out from watching it that it might be a while before I can get to sleep. It is a hang on to the edge of your seat movie. I am surprised I have any fingernails left. I highly recommend it. It is based on a true story too.  So, I decided that maybe if I worked on my blog for a little while it might relax me. Here are a few projects I have been working on lately.




This past weekend I had my February Stamp Camp and we made this cute box purse and set of 4 cards.  For most of the projects I used the Nature Walk set from the Occasions mini along with the Botanical Gazette designer paper also in the Occasions mini.





Here is a close up of the front of the box. I used the 2 1/2 in circle punch and the 2 3/8 scallop circle punch for these.





Here is a pic of all the cards and the box. All of the cards except for one are made with the Nature Walk set and the one with the butterfly on the front is made with the Bliss set which you can get for free from the Sale-a-bration mini with a $50 purchase. I will post more pics of the individual cards this week.

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Here is another Ghirardelli Treat holder….


These are easy little matchbook style candy holders. I cut the crumb cake cardstock at 2 1/8 by 7 1/4. You can get 5 of these per sheet if you cut the 7 1/4  first from the 11 inch side.  Then turn it and cut at 2 1/8 3 times. This will give you 4 pieces. With the leftover piece, you can get one more. Then I scored it at 3 and 6 1/2. I stamped the crumb cake in marina mist ink using the Bliss stamp set and the front piece is stamped in chocolate chip using the Eat Chocolate set. There is a staple under the ribbon on the bottom to hold the chocolate in there.


Here is a view of the inside. That Ghirardelli is stapled right under the ribbon.

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Big Shot Bundle Deal!


Feb 18th– Feb 28th  ONLY

(If you already have the big shot, don't worry, you can still get this great deal, just scroll down to see!)


Order the Big shot bundle during February and receive your choice of ….

4     Sale-a-bration items FREE  ($60 value)

1     level one Hostess stamp set FREE  ($15 value)

$20 catalog merchandise FREE

1 pack of cardstock ($6.95 value) FREE


YES!!!  That’s over $100 worth of products FREE

But you have to order it through me, not online to get the bonus deals!


Or if you want even more free stuff, scroll down to the bottom of this post……..


Big Shot Bundle contents:

Big Shot Die-Cut Machine  $99.95

Multipurpose platform $8.95*

Standard Cutting pads  $8.95*

Top Note Bigz Die  $21.95  My personal fav!

Beautiful Butterflies Die $21.95

Petal Cone Die $32.95

Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder $7.95

Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder $7.95

Standard Premium Crease Pad $8.95


      BIG SHOT BUNDLE  $195.95 (plus shipping and tax)

Just email me at if you want to get this awesome deal!

*included if you just order Big Shot machine

(you may substitute other dies of equal or lesser value but the bundle pricewill not change)

 (if you already have the big shot, you can still get a great deal! Just order $200 worth of any product in the catalog and you get the $100 worth of free product too!)

Or sign up to be a Stampin Up demo with me during Sale-abration and get 15% off the starter kit, plus get an additional $50 bundle of products for free and get 30% off of your first order!


New Stampin Up Video!

Here is a great video from Shelli Gardner about Stampin Up and all the wonderful new items we have. Plus, at the end of the video, there will be a bunch more at the bottom of the screen to watch.

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Ghirardelli treats!



My awesome friend Kimberly Van Diepen showed these adorable treats on her blog a couple of  months ago and I knew I had to copy them. She does amazing work so I do have to copy her a lot! LOL!  Anyway, these are super easy to make. You just need the Stampin Up table setting die that goes in the Big Shot and that creates the piece that holds the candy. I then stamped it with the Bliss stamp set which is FREE when you order $50 or more right now!!! I put a little adhesive inside to keep the candy  from falling out. Then I wrapped it with our gorgeous striped grosgrain and used the Eat Chocolate stamp set to make the front piece.

Lastly, add a little bling with rhinestones and the button. Some of the buttons are from our retired holiday mini but the night of navy one and the melon mambo one are from the Occasions mini.Thanks Kimberly for this awesome idea!


Another Nature Walk Sample….


This one is similar to the one I posted a couple of days ago but I changed the colors and background paper and changed it from portrait to landscape. Pretty much everything else stayed the same.  It is the Nature Walk stamp set and the Botanical Gazette designer paper. I love this set and it looks so pretty in almost any color. I love this ribbon technique that my friend Kimberly taught me. It gives such a pretty vintage look to any card. 



Here is another close up of the ribbon and button too. I love Stampin Up's buttons and ribbons! I would say I am a ribbon-a-holic.


Nature Walk….my new favorite set


Sorry I have been so bad about posting lately. Life has been hectic and I have been so overwhelmed with 5 million things to do. I am sure most of you can relate. Hopefully things will calm down and I can have more time to stamp soon!

This is a card I did for a recent swap. I used the new Nature Walk set from the Stampin Up Occasions mini. I LOOOOOOOVE this stamp set. I love any kind of nature sets that look realistic. I am not into the cartoony (is that a word?) ones. I love the vintage style of stamping right now and this ribbon technique and the button really add a nice touch to this card. The background piece is the vintage wallpaper embossing folder and I sponged that with crumb cake. The designer paper is from the Botanical Gazette (also in the Occasions mini) and if you spend $50 or more this month, you can get a free item from our Sale-a-bration mini too! What a deal!



Here is a close up of that ribbon and the button. I love Stampin Up ribbon. It is hard to find a better deal anywhere!

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