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Can’t Get Enough of These Dragonflies

Hey everyone!

I hope you are enjoying a peaceful weekend. Here is one of my favorite new sets that was in the Occasions mini and is also going to be in the NEW CATALOG which goes live this Thursday!!! I can’t wait.

For this card, I used the inspiration from the photo in the mini catalog and my friend Robin. The top piece is from the Cupcakes and Carousels designer paper (retiring). The background is stamped using the speckled stamp from the dragonfly set and also the gorgeous grunge sprinkle stamp (retiring). I then sponged in bermuda bay and so saffron.  

The doily behind the dragonfly is also going out. (sad face). I stamped the dragonfly is crumb cake. It looks a little dark because  I had just reinked the pad. Then I added some wink of stella to the wings (close up of that in the 2nd picture.)

Close up of the wink of stella on the wings (looks better in real life)

I hope you enjoyed this card. Many of these items are still available but only for a couple more days!! This catalog expires on Wed!!! 

If you would like to place an order, just click on the shopping cart in the top right sidebar.

Please use the following Hostess Code:YYA7FXRT.  If your order is over $50, you will get 4 handstamped cards from me!
Have a great week!!

Eastern Palace Bundle is SOOOO Amazing!

Hey everyone!
Happy Mother’s Day! I hope you all are having a great day! I finished the cards for this Wednesday’s Eastern Palace Bundle class. This bundle is only available during May. After May 31st, you will only be able to get these items individually and without the free items. It really is a great deal!
Class is this Wed at 10am and 7pm. Cost of the class is $10 or free if you pre-ordered the bundle from me before May 1st. We’ll be making these 4 cards. They look much better in person. It was hard to take a good picture of all 4 of them together. Let me know if you would like to come.

Premier Bundle for $103.50 which comes with New Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock and Medium Envelopes for free!

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle

Eastern Palace Premier Bundle – perfect for the avid crafter! Available (May 1-31).

English Bundle: 147207; 

Eastern Beauty Photopolymer Stamp Set $103.50
Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper
Eastern Palace Cardstock Pack
Mini Tassels Assortment
Eastern Gold Vinyl Stickers
Lemon Lime Twist Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Tranquil Tide Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Fresh Fig Classic Stampin’ Pad (New In Color!)
Eastern Medallions Thinlits Dies
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes FREE!
Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock (New!) FREE!

Also, the clearance rack was just updated today with some great new stuff up to 60% off!!

Super deals on there. To order, just click here
and then click on the SHOP NOW button and then go to the Clearance Rack
Please use the following Hostess Code:YYA7FXRT.  If your order is over $50, you will get 4 handstamped cards from me! Make sure you order quickly….these deals will sell out fast!

Stylish Stems Treat Bag

Hey everyone!

I finally made another video tutorial! I have been so busy at work lately that I haven’t had much time to work on my stamping projects. As many of you know, I work at an urgent care center full time, and we have been crazy busy lately with flu and other things. By the time I get home, I am exhausted. So, hopefully that is almost over and I can get back to creating. Stamping is my passion, and I miss being able to do it full time. But, until I win the lottery or meet my prince charming, I will have to continue to work another job in addition to my stamping business. I am trying to do more videos and blog posting so hopefully I can share more projects with everyone. If you like the projects you see, please subscribe to my blog and youtube channel so you will get the posts as soon as I make them.

This adorable treat bag is a white lunch bag in a smaller size. I got them at Sam’s club in a big pack for next to nothing. I think there were 500 in a pack. I embossed it with the petal burst embossing folder and then added the blooms and bliss designer paper and the paper cut out with the stylish stems framelits.  The how to video is at the bottom so just scroll down.




Here is a close up of the cut out part and I love how the paper shows through.


For the bow, I used the burlap ribbon and pulled the threads apart to make it fuller. Details are in the video below.



Here is the matching card to go with the treat bag. It is pretty much the exact same, I just made it into a card. The video is below. If you are getting this in an email feed, you might have to click on the link to go to my blog to see it. Hope you enjoy it. Please leave a comment and subscribe to my blog and you tube channel to get these posts instantly.  Thanks for stopping by!






New Stitched Framelits! and Sale!

Stitched Shapes Framelits





Not only are stitches a classic trend, they illustrate the quality, precision, and extra care taken when creating a piece. Giving a stitched gift shows just how much you value that relationship. Now you have the opportunity to purchase Stitched Shapes Framelits ahead of their official release in the 2017-2018 annual catalog and get 25% off coordinating stamp sets. With Stitched Shapes Framelits you can make paper stitches in seconds, turning any project into one that is stitched from the heart. You can highlight the stamp sets that bring out the beauty of the Stitched Shapes Framelits – and they are all 25% off! And there’s more great news…although the 25% off stamps sets ends November 30, you will still be able to get the Stitched Shapes Framelits after that date.



 Stitched Shapes Framelits available beginning November 1, 2016
November 1-30, 2016: select stamp sets 25% off
 Promotion Deadline (25% off select stamp sets):
         • Phone: November 30, 2016, by 6:50 PM (MT)
         • OEX/Online: November 30, 2016, by 11:50 PM (MT)

Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
145372 Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies-set of 12 dies which includes four circles, ovals, and squares $30  No discount
142069 (HC p. 11) Greetings From Santa Wood-mount Stamp Set $27  $20.25 
143269 (HC p. 11) Greetings From Santa Clear-mount Stamp Set $19  $14.25 
142114 (HC p. 15) Hang Your Stocking Photopolymer Stamp Set $21  $15.75 
142049 (HC p. 19) Christmas Pines Photopolymer Stamp Set $35  $26.25 
142142 (HC p. 23) Merry Mice Wood-mount Stamp Set $23  $17.25 
142145 (HC p. 23) Merry Mice Clear-mount Stamp Set $17  $12.75 
142180 (HC p. 33) Tin of Tags Photopolymer Stamp Set $21  $15.75 
142206 (HC p. 43) Suite Season Wood-mount Stamp Set $28  $21 
142209 (HC p. 43) Suite Season Clear-mount Stamp Set $20  $15 
140386 (AC p. 31) Oh, What Fun Photopolymer Stamp Set $21  $15.75 
141859 (AC p. 61) Baby Bear Photopolymer Stamp Set $26  $19.50 
141784 (AC p. 139) Blooms & Wishes Photopolymer Stamp Set $21  $15.75 

I Survived the Hurricane!


Hi Everyone!

What a crazy couple of days! The weathermen here on the east coast of  VA told us we were in the clear and might get a little rain from hurricane Matthew, but boy were they wrong! I guess the path changed at the last minute and came up farther north and more inland than expected and we got over 15 inches of rain in just a few hours and winds up to 80 mph! Most of us weren’t really ready for that since they pretty much said it was going to make a U-turn and head back south again.  Gotta love those weathermen. Luckily, I had already moved my patio furniture in a few days ago. I didn’t have much damage except for a few tree limbs down and a swimming pool full of leaves but I have seen lots of flooding in our area and lots of trees down and power outages. They had to cancel our church services today because of no power. Luckily I could watch good old Joel Osteen this morning to get my worship on.

So, I hope and pray that all of who were in the path of Hurricane Matthew this week are ok. I am glad that he is gone!

Now let’s get to a stamping project….



So this card really captures how I feel today….thankful, grateful, and blessed because I am alive and well and survived the storm with minimal damage. We all go through storms in life. They say you are either going into a storm, you are in a storm or you are coming out of storm in your life. I feel so blessed because I feel like I have made it through so many storms in my life and because of God, I am made stronger. No one likes going through the storms but just know that a brighter tomorrow is coming soon. It will get better. And no matter how bad your storm may be, I can bet there is someone who is going through something way worse. So, be thankful for what you have and thank God everyday for the blessings in life. You never know what tomorrow may bring but keep the faith that it will all work out.  Have a blessed day!

For this card, I used the Petals and Paisleys Designer paper, the Paisleys and Posies stamp set, the Paisley Framelit dies,  and the ribbon from the ribbon trio pack…all can be found on pg 47 in the Stampin Up Holiday mini.

If you would like to purchase these products or anything else from the Stampin Up catalog, please click on the shopping cart in the right side bar.  Please use hostess code 7CZVFSKG . All online orders over $50 will get 4 hand stamped cards from me in the mail!


It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas!

Hey everyone!

Can you believe fall is here already and Christmas is just around the corner! Wow, where does the time go? I feel like it was just spring a couple of weeks ago.  Well, I have been making lots of Christmas cards so I thought I would share a couple with you.


For this card, I used the Candy Cane Lane designer paper which you can get on sale this month and I used the Candy Cane Christmas set. I stamped the peppermints in real red onto the real red cardstock. The merriest wishes is stamped in black. The house is cut out of the candy cane lane paper. No stamping there. You can’t see it in the picture but I added wink of stella to the roof and chimney for a little sparkle. The circle and scallop circle are cut out using the layering circle framelits.

Hope you like it. Please leave me a comment if you like. If you would like to order the items for this card or anything else, just click on the shopping cart to the right. Use code 7CZVFSKG . All online orders over $50 will get 4 hand stamped cards from me in the mail!

Have a great day and if you are on the East Coast, be safe. Hurricane Matthew is coming this way, but hopefully we won’t get too much damage here.



Here’s to Cheers and Cheerful Tags Framelits Dies

Hey everyone!

I hope you are enjoying your weekend. I know it is a very hard day for many people as we remember those who lost their lives on this day 15 years ago. I think most of us remember exactly where we were and what we were doing that day when the towers fell.  It is hard to believe it has been 15 years. It seems like it was just a couple of years ago.  It is a solemn reminder that our life here on Earth is short and we need to enjoy every minute we have with the ones we love. So, spend time with your friends and family and do things you love to do. The dirty dishes and the laundry can wait til later.

I have a cute video from Stampin Up to share with you today. This one is showing off the Cheerful Tags framelits and matching stamp set. These two paired together will help you make some great and unique Christmas gifts. The tags set and our new giant cello bags work perfectly with bottles of wine or other bottles to create that perfect gift for almost everyone on your list. So, take a couple minutes to watch the video and start making your Christmas wish list for what you want to get to make your gift giving easier.



Irresistibly Floral Designer Series Paper is Gorgeous!

 Hey everyone!



  Here are a couple of cards I made using the Irresistibly Floral dsp from Stampin Up! I love this paper. You can find it on pg 172 in the Big Stampin Up catalog. You might miss it though because it is all white. You have to add the color to it to see how gorgeous it is! These 2 card samples show 2 different pieces of the prints that you get in the pack. They are already embossed so when you add the color to it, the design just pops out!


I made a video showing you how to do it so check it out! If you would like to order this paper or anything else from the Stampin Up catalog, just click on the shopping cart to the right! Thanks for stopping by!


All of the measurements and details are in the video. I used Bermuda Bay and Rich Razzleberry. Let me know what you think. Have a great day! Lisa


Stampin Up Popcorn Box!

Hey everyone,

Today’s video is from Stampin UP, and it shows the new Popcorn Box which is so adorable! I thought of a million ideas to use them for when I saw this video!  It makes a great gift for anyone and you can fill it with just about anything. If you are using designer paper to make it, you might want to cut an extra set of white pieces to glue to the designer paper just to make it more sturdy. If you would like to order the popcorn box or anything else from Stampin Up, just click on my shopping cart in the right sidebar! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day! I think I need to go make some popcorn now….my mouth is watering.


Fun Christmas Treat Bag!



Here is a cute treat bag that I created for a recent  stamping class.  I used the petite cafe treat bags with are great for giving baked goods at Christmas.  I put a pack of Oreos in each one for a quick gift though.  The designer paper is from the Merry Moments 6×6 stack.  I cut the sheets in half for the bag. Then I used some real red cardstock and burlap ribbon on top. The tree is also from the same pack of paper and I cut it out with the pines framelits.

If you would like to order these items or anything else, just click on the shopping cart to the right.  During November, I will send you 4 free Christmas cards for any online order over $50!

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