Country Bouquet

What could be cuter than hearts?  How about Hearts with Gingham?  Stampin’ Up is releasing a really cute suite of products tomorrow and  I got a chance to work with them this week and oh man are they sweet!  I “heart” them…pun intended!  The Country Bouquet stamp set has a coordinating Country Bouquet punch and it’s too sweet.  I demonstrated this card this week on my Facebook Live Coffee Klatsch.  You can watch it here.

My first attempt was a little too busy so I kept switching out DSP and added the Country Gingham paper and it’s a hit.  Exactly what I was hoping for.  I did go back and work with the original pieces and swapped out the Sweet Sorbet for White and just stamped a red heart instead of the multi colored one.  I’m very happy with how that version turned out too.

Love this sweet suite of products?  You will be able to order them on Jan 5th.  It’s the start of Saleabration and the new Spring Catalog.  It’s going to be awesome.   I think we will be adding this card to my Card Buffet for January.  It’s adorable and simple and perfect for Valentines.  Make sure you check out the class calendar…I’m looking forward to stamping with you.

 Place your order for the Country Bouquet Bundle here.  

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Adventurous Journey Birthday Card

That’s another word for life, isn’t it….an adventurous journey.  Today I made a sweet and simple card using the aptly named set from Stampin’ Up!   This set can be found in the 2022-2023 Annual Catalog on page 85.  It’s a great one for masculine or adventurey vibes cards.  This is one of those “sleeper sets” in the catalog, one you skip over cuz it’s sleeping and then when someone shares a card with you it’s like it’s come alive!  I’m thinking scrapbook pages as well!  It’s going to be a fun set to play with in the next few weeks.  I love the color combo on this…Crumb Cake, Old Olive, So Saffron and Mango Melody.  It’s got an early fall feel to it.

I shared a few embossing tips in the Coffee Klatsch today so check it out and then if you’d do me a favor and make sure you subscribe to my channel over there on YouTube that would be super helpful.  D

Did you catch that I used the Rustic Metallic Dots that are on sale until Sept 7th? I found them in the bucket along with the Birthday stamp…sigh. Just means I’m going to need to order more so that I have more on hand. And make sure that you order some as well!

Order Supplies Here!

So what do you think? Should I add this card to the card buffet? Too Simple or simply perfect?

Sending Smiles

Happy May Friends!  Weather has cooled slightly and is a far more tolerable Spring temperature.  Hopefully that will slow the growth of the weeds enough to allow me to get them whipped back into shape!  It’s been a really good month here in the studio, outside of Ms. Ellas stress fracture and dealing with the premature end of her soccer and track seasons this year…I need to figure out how to channel that unused energy in a positive direction.  She could move mountains!  :). We celebrated Mother’s Day at Adria and Calebs new home, celebrated my birthday this weekend here at the house and were privileged to witness wedding vows of some special friends this past weekend as well.  Tis’ the season…wedding season that is.  We’ve got several more on the calendar in the next few months so I should probably start figuring out wedding cards.  I’ll save that for another day…probably when my Abilgail Rose suite arrives this next week.

But here’s just a really sweet little card that will be included in my June Card Stash Door Dash Delivery.  Information for the virtual/by mail class will be shared around June 1st so check back!

I also demonstrated this on my Coffee Klatsch today.  If you didn’t get a chance to watch the Facebook Live, I’ve added it to my You-Tube channel.  Make sure you like my Facebook page and subscribe to my You-Tube channel!  Check it out here.

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Remember every order will receive a complimentary tutorial featuring Sweet Songbirds as a special thank you from me.

Product List

Sending Smiles Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)


Drybrush Cling Stamp Set


Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock


2022–2024 In Color™ 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Sweet Sorbet Classic Stampin' Pad


Pool Party Classic Stampin' Pad


Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad


Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad


Brushed Brass Butterflies


Windmill Fields Dies – Stampin’ Up!

I’m not quite as obsessed with windmills as Don Quixote was but I think they are really pretty cool.  From the windmills of the prairies here in the States, to the whitewashed ones of Santorini

to the lovely windmills of the Netherlands, they are so mesmerizing.  I was blessed enough to travel  pre-Covid with these lovely ladies, my all-time favorite travel companions to the Greek Isles in 2019.  This was an amazing trip that I earned as a special incentive with Stampin’ Up!

One of these three has a birthday coming up and so I used our new Tulip Fields stamp set and coordinating Windmill Fields dies to make a sweet little birthday card.  I’m starting to plant the travel bug now so that post-Covid we can check the bucket list box for Netherland windmills and tulip fields.  Just so they know…I can be like a dog with a bone so they aren’t going to have a choice in the matter.

I used a couple of different shades of Stampin’ Blends to create the Delft Blue look.  I feel like I need to add some of this to my dish collection and of course we should take that home as a souvenir.  Ladies, you’ve been forewarned…travel planning will commence shortly!  Check those passport expiration dates and lets start dreaming.

Product List

If you love WINDMILLS too…

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or I’ve got 5 packets of this card kit that will be added to Monday’s Coffee & Card Buffet.

Join us!

January Card Stash Door Dash Delivery

I’m so glad there’s Valentines Day to brighten the wintery cold of January and Feb.  I mean who wouldn’t want to celebrate Kisses and Chocolate?.  What’s not to like, unless perhaps you’re germaphobic or mindful of Covid-necessary social distancing..and in that case stick with the cards and chocolate.  And if you’re diabetic…go with the kisses and the cards?

You will have to find your own kisses and chocolate but I do have the cards covered for you!  Order  January’s Card Stash Door Dash, you’ll have plenty of time to get them stamped and in the mail to those special peeps in your life.  You can seal it with a kiss should you wish too.  That’s up to you!

Here’s the link for more information about January’s Dash and don’t forget, registration closes on Jan 20th.  I need time to get these kits prepped and in the mail to you.  Card Stash Door Dash is a kit service I do on a monthly basis and it DOES NOT include the stamp set.  (It’s an SU thing because I host the button for purchase on my website but more importantly many of my kits are sold to fellow stampers and demos that may already have the stamp set.)

January Door Dash Info

Now one of the biggest questions I get is…Do I need to have the stamp set?  Ok…need? Or want?  Probably the more important qualification….for many of the monthly CSDDDS,  I would say you wouldn’t  necessarily “Need” it as I’ve demonstrated in this Facebook Live video.  I used one of the Door Dash cards from this month and paired it with last years stamp set and 3rd card with just the heart punches…But want the stamp set?  Now that’s more the question…the featured stamp set does make it easier.  For a couple more bucks, you have a new stamp set, it’s cute, easy and the kit is complete!  Like chocolate, new stamps make you happy, unlike chocolate, it doesn’t have calories!


Virtual Bingo Registration Deadline Looming

Good Morning Stampin’ Peeps… I just wanted to send a quick reminder that the registration deadline for Stampin’ Bingo is approaching. While we’ve had a relatively mild winter so far…spring is still a ways off and I’ve got the perfect remedy to prevent cabin fever.

Stampin’ Bingo…stamps, make and takes, bingo and free products. I’ve been running this virtually for the last couple of sessions due to covid and it’s working so well. So here’s the scoop. As long as you have internet service and are able to join us on Zoom, you can stamp and bingo along with me. Bingo Class is $50 and you will receive $40 in products – 3 sets of blends and the stamp set, Driving By (substitutions can be made), make and take supplies for three cards and cost INCLUDES shipping directly to you. We will play 6 games of Bingo and prizes will be mailed after the event. It’s a sure fire way to have boat loads of fun this winter! Regardless, registrations must be received by Friday, Jan 14th to be included in the fun!

Check out these adorable cards! These are the make and takes we are going to be making…stinkin’ cute, hey?  So sign up now and join us for a stinkin’ fun time on Tuesday, Jan 25th – 7-9pm in the Virtual realm of Stampin’ Bingo…

Register Here – Deadline is Approaching!