Flowering Tulips

Weather was gorgeous yesterday so I spent a few minutes uncovering a few tulips shoots that are just finally poking thru the ground here in south east Wisconsin.  Flowers make me happy and tulips make me smile as they are usually some of the first to arrive…ok, it’s hard to play favorites as I really haven’t met any I don’t like!?!

My Door Dash for April is the Flowering Tulips and I love every single card in the 12 card PDF!

Here’s the gig…A few of my friends and I create a “to-go”  twelve card PDF class, also known as (Card Stash Door Dash Delivery) around a stamp set…then I add in a few of the products that we’ve used, select three of the 12 cards to feature in the kits, cut the cardstock and kit up the contents…then mail it out to you.  Registration closes on the 20th, (a link to the PDF will be enclosed in your payment confirmation so check your SPAM folder if you didn’t get it) and all the kit contents will be shipped via USPS by the 30th…

Click here to order April’s Door Dash

As soon as your kit arrives, grab your Flowering Tulips stamp set or feel free to make a substitution and whip up the six cards (2 of 3 selections) in the kit.  You can use the additional supplies to stamp the remaining 9 cards in the PDF or you can get creative and use them however you little heart desires!  Here’s one of the cards from the Door Dash.  It wasn’t selected to kit up as that’s a lot of die-cutting that I’d need to prep but it’s super cute and a fun way to use the long tulip die from the bundle.  Remember, kit does NOT include the stamp set so feel free to click here to order the stamp or bundle if desired!  It’s a good one!

Welcome Easter Fun Fold Online Class

Seriously, this class is Stinkin’ Cute and what’s even better, is that it is an online class.. so its completed in the comfort and “safety” of your own home in your pajamas if you prefer!

I hope all are staying well and encouraged during these unusual times.  I’ve been dividing my time in the studio and house /yard projects. I’ve been using the nicer weather to clean out flower beds and get the garden prepped for springtime planting. In the studio I’ve been trying to come up with classes that can be done on line and in the safety of your own home. This fun folds class would have been a few of the cards, we would have stamped at some of my in-person events.  I’m looking forward to the day we can meet up again!

My hat is off to our Mukwonago teachers that have risen to the challenge and instituted virtual learning. They are doing a great job and Ella has been enjoying this change of pace and so, I’m going to follow the teacher’s’ example and step out of my comfort zone and do some virtual classes.  I have been doing some Facebook lives on a regular basis and hope that you would jump in and follow along.

Here is my first on-line class for April.  I hope to have our spring art collage class as the next class on my schedule . I know so many were disappointed when that one had to be rescheduled. I am hoping to still have an in-person make update but will also offer a virtual option. But I digress.

Let’s get back to stinkin cute Easter cards.

Class Options:

  • Full Virtual Kit & Tutorial – includes Stamp Set, Card Kit and PDF tutorial (U.S Residents Only)
  • Card Kit Only (US Residents Only)
  • Printable PDF Tutorial (Available Globally)

Full Kit Includes:

  • Welcome Easter Stamp Set
  • 1 Pack of Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
  • 2 yards of Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
  • All the materials you need to create 3 cards
  • Includes 3 Envelopes
  • Emailed Printable PDF tutorial – including 6 additional ideas with the featured stamp set.

Additional supplies needed to complete the Full Kit are as follows:

  • Jet Black Memento Pad or equivelent.
  • Ivory, Light Crumb Cake, Light Calypso Coral, Light Daffodil Delight & Light Granny Apple Green Blend or Equivalent.

Cardstock Kit Includes:

  • All the materials you need to create 3 cards
  • Includes 3 Envelopes
  • Emailed Printable PDF tutorial – including 6 additional ideas with the featured stamp set.

Additional supplies needed to complete the Cardstock Kit are as follows:

  • Welcome Easter Stamp Set
  • Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets
  • Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon
  • Jet Black Memento Pad or equivelent.
  • Ivory, Light Crumb Cake, Light Calypso Coral, Light Daffodil Delight & Light Granny Apple Green Blend or Equivalent.

Full & Cardstock Kits will ship 3 times in April while supplies last

  • Monday April 6th to allow for crafting time for Easter (order by 4/2)
  • Monday April 20th (order by 4/17)
  • Thursday, April 30th

Click here to register for class.

A Little Bit of Spring, Please!

I'm getting antsy for A Little Bit of Spring, stamp set
A Little Bit of Spring Stamp Set and otherwise!  I've had a chance to finish up March's Stamps By Mail samples and just in time for your St. Patrick's Day and Easter Stamping.   And speaking of Easter…I had to make a couple of tough choices yesterday.  Standing in the candy aisle at Walgreens I had to choose whether to spend the 140 calories on celery and carrot sticks or Easter Peeps.  And then I had to choose whether I wanted purple or green Peeps!  The choices a girl has to make!

Do you remember how the Stamps By Mail works?  I design two cards using a selected stamp set and a few various tools and then I cut and prep packets of each card so that the recipient can stamp 4 of each card.  So if you choose to participate in the Stamps by Mail for March, I will send you a card packet of cardstock for two different cards and you will make 4 of each set.  I will email a PDF of specific stamping directions for you. 

If you don't have the selected stamp set, it's available for 15% off with the purchase of the coordinating Stamps By Mail packet.  Cardstock packets are only $13.50 for 8 cards with envelopes.  It's a SERIOUS steal!

This month we are using A Little Bit of Spring.  And here's Card #1

A Little Bit of Spring

You will need to have the following items

(Contact me to order anything missing in YOUR stash! 262-521-3194 or visit me online.)

  • A Little Bit of Spring (w-126009 or c-126011)  15% off with purchase of coordinating kit.
  • Black Staz-on Pad
  • 2012-2014 In-Color Stampin' Write Markers (126856)
  • Crumb Cake Stamp Pad    
  • Blender Pen
  • Dazzling Details (124117) 15% off with the purchase of March's Card packet
  • Postage Stamp Punch #122344

Ready to get started on your spring cards?  Click here to purchase March's Kit.


By The Tide Stamps By Mail Kit

Did you get lobster from your Valentine last night?  The only lobster on my plate is the Lobste,r on this card, from the By The Tide  stamp set.  "My Valentine" is notorious for under-celebrating occasions so my expectations are set pretty low. hehehe :)  "My Valentine date" was spent with a little someone whose been under the weather and wishing we were sitting By The Tide someplace a lot warmer.  We grilled burgers and then Rob and Denver went to the Mukwonago Girls Basketball game while Ella and I hung out.  Pretty low key….Adria did have a date but I'm pretty sure lobster WASN'T on the menu. 

By The Tide images

One of my favorite sets in the Spring Catalog

So, I'm really happy with my little By The Tide lobster.  He's quite lovely in my opinion and I did manage to spend a little time in my studio alone yesterday, which can be a gift, in and of itself.

By The Tide Card Sample

Card #1 for Feb Stamps By Mail

I was asked to consider By The Tide as one of my Stamps By Mail sets and so by request, here it is!  Here's how it works.  I design two cards using a limited amount of supplies and then prepare "kits" for my customers to either pick up or have them mailed.   I prep the kits to include cardstock, precut and scored, to create 8 cards (4 of each design) and includes envelopes and directions.  You can choose to purchase the stamp set (at a 15% discount during the kit month) and also make sure you check the supplies to make sure you have all the pads etc you need.



Big Top Birthday DSP Kits

Glitter and paper shards are floating on the gentle breezes wafting thru the studio these days.  On the days that I'm creating here in the studio, it's hard to image that it's March and I've got the windows and the doors open enjoying the serenity that is my chaos here on the farm.  Squawking chickens, buzzing bees and whining children aside.  I have  managed to squeak some time out in the garden and flower beds and I do feel bad for those of you that are stuck in a "real" 9-5 indoor job.  These are the days that I LOVE my job, if you can even call it that.

So what to share with you faithful readers today?  Hmmm, how about a sample from my " Big Top Birthday DSP kits".  The paper or more accurately the coordinating set, Under the Big Top, pretty much describes the life here on the farm/stamp studio.  Most days I'm managing a three ring circus and just like the circus, the dull roar is lots of fun but comes along with loads of elephant and horse manur….ok, never mind the stinky part of the job.  Just suffice it to say, it's good for my flowerbeds. 

So here's one of my favorite samples from this kit.  IMG_7247

Those of us that have Circus photos to scrapbook or any number of kids birthdays to stamp for….you HAVE to have this fun and festive paper and kit.  DOn't forget the kit comes with a 15% coupon for the coordinating stamp set, Under the Big Top.  Remember, this kit is MAILABLE!

Kit Includes:

  • 4 Card designs and directions using the Big Top Birthday DSP Kit Contents & the Under the Big Top Stamp set.
  • 1 – Two page Scrapbook Layout using Big Top Birthday DSP Kit contents and Under the Big Top Stamp set
  • 6 Sheets Under the Big Top DSP  
  • 2 Tempting Turquoise 12×12 CS
  • 2 Whisper White CS
  • 1 Daffodil Delight CS
  • 1 Real Red CS 
  • 1 Old Olive CS  
  • 1 Peach Parfait CS 
  • 2 – 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" pieces of Stripe Embossed CS 
  • 2 yd Daffodil Delight Grosgrain Ribbon 
  • 2 yd Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon Ribbon 
  • 6 Bold Bright Buttons 
  • 6 Silver Brads 
  • Various Scallop Circles and Circle Punch-outs    
  • Coupon for 15% off Under the Big Top Stamp Set – good thru 6/2012

Purchase yours TODAY!

Kit Options
Kit-Picked Up $15.50 USD Kit – Mailed $19.00 USD

Feb 2012 Monthly Card Kit

I love EASY…the easy life, easy chairs, and when I can make YOUR life easy…I love it EVEN more!  Do you ever struggle for a card design?  Have a stamp set you are "stuck" on?  Need a bunch of cards fast?  Like to attend crops and camps but then feel like you need a Mack Truck to haul everything?  Yeah, me too!  But I've got the solution for YOU. 

Monthly Card Kits!  Each month I select a stamp set, design two different cards using that set and a few additional tools.  I cut cardstock so that each kit will have 8 cards (2×4) and I bundle them for shipping or pickup!  I know, it's a brilliant idea!  So when you are stuck, need to bunch of cards, or are heading out to a crop the cabin etc, you will grab your kit, scissors, adhesive and the listed items from your stash and off you go!  It's EASY!

This month I've chosen Field Flowers.  Here's one of the cards that will be included in the kit.  Yummy hey?


Featured Stamp Set of the Month:  Field Flowers

Featured Accessory(s): Pearl Jewels


Kit Options
Field Flowers Picked UP $13.50 USD Field Flowers Kit – Mailed $16.50 USD Supersize- picked up $23.50 USD Supersize Mailed $26.50 USD

You will receive all the cardstock and ribbons to create 8 cards (4 of 2 designs).  You will also receive 2 additional full color samples in the emailed instructions so that you could make two different cards using the Add-On Products that I’ve worked with.  You will receive emailed step by step PDF instructions on how to complete each of the 2 designs.  The price of the Card Kit is only $13.50 for 8 precut cards and directions.  Please add $3(in the US) if you need the kit mailed.    Purchase the Card Kit and receive 15% off the Featured Stamp Set and/or the Featured Accessory (normal shipping and tax apply).  Need additional cards?  Purchase the Supersize option for 16 precut cards 

Add-on Products: – these are things you will need to complete the stamps and cardstock kits…

  • Old Olive Stamp Pad ($5.95)
  • Wisteria Wonder Stamp Pad ($5.95)
  • Concord Crush Stamp Pad (5.95)
  • Field Flowers Stamp Set $24.95 ($21.20 -wood) or $17.95 ($15.25 – clear) with purchase of kit.
  • Jewel Pearl:  $4.95 ($4.20)
  • Scallop Trim Border ($15.95)

Kits will be mailed on the 15th of each month.  Don't forget to call or email me if you need to take advantage of the Stamp/Accessory Discount or need any other supplies