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Friendly Hello Birthday Card

My card this week was inspired by Hand Stamped Sentiments inspiration challenge and by StampinJo.com‘s card with the Friendly Hello Bundle. I CASED her card and used Pool Party and birds as my inspiration from Hand Stamped Sentiments. The background layer was embossed with the Textured Textile Embossing Folder. The next layer I die cut DSP from the Friendly Hello bundle with the largest rectangle in the Scalloped Contours Die. The next layer is cut from Brushed Gold Foil. The next layer is die cut from the stitched rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Die set. I then stamped the bird and flowers from the Friendly Hello die stamp set and colored with the Pool Party and Daffodil Delight Blend Pens. I then fussy cut it and adhered with dimensionals. I then stamped the splatter stamp from the Friendly Hello set with Memento black. I embellished with retired Daffodil Delight ribbon, Brushed Brass Butterflies and Basic Rhinestones.

The Friendly Hello bundle is FREE with a $100 purchase during Sale-a-bration. Start shopping here.

Go to Hand Stamped Sentiments and see what the other designers have created.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Friendly Hello Birthday Card

Card Size:  4.25″ H x 5.50″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Hello Friendly Bundle

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, Brushed Metallic Gold

Ink: Memento Black, Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack, Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Combo Pack

Accessories: Scalloped Contour Dies, Dimensionals, Basic Rhinestones, Bone Folder, Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder, Brushed Brass Butterflies, retired Daffodil Delight ribbon

Feels Like Home Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set

My card this week is inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Color Challenge of Merry Merlot, Petal Pink and Cinnamon Cider. I used the Feels like Home stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration catalog. It’s a free stamp set you can earn for free with every $50.

I used a Blender Pen with Merry Merlot, Petal Pink and Cinnamon Cider ink pads. I also framed the image with Cinnamon Cider card stock and embellished with Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Ribbon. I also used the retired Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing folder.

Stop by Hand Stamped Sentiments and see more inspiration from the design team and join the challenge.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Feels Like Home Sympathy Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets/Bundle: Feels Like Home

Paper:  Card stock:  Basic White, Cinnamon Cider

Ink: Memento Black, Blender Pen, Merry Merlot, Cinnamon Cider, Petal Pink, Aqua Pen

Accessories: Brick Wall Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Petal Pink 5/8″ Organdy Striped Petal Pink Ribbon,

Friendly Flamingo Birthday Card

I survived the winter storm in San Antonio, TX!  The week of February 15th 2021 was not a typical winter week for us.  We normally don’t have snow except for a day and not every winter.  Last week it was so cold we lost electricity and water.  I know for many of you snow days are not unusual.  However, I’m glad it’s behind us.

Longing for tropical weather I was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge.  The colors in the mood board and the colorful flowers inspired me to create this birthday card with the Friendly Flamingo stamp set in the new mini catalog.  The card base is Granny Apple Green followed by Daffodil Delightful.  The Oh So Ombre printed paper is FREE with a $50 purchase right now during Sale-a-bration.  All die cut elements, except the stitched circle are from the Friendly Flamingo Bundle.

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Join Hand Stamped Sentiments Inspiration challenge and see more inspiration from their design team.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.

Friendly Flamingo Birthday Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets or Bundles:  Friendly Flamingo Bundle

Paper:  Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White; DSP Oh So Ombre

Ink:  Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Flirty Flamingo, Momento Black

Accessories: Stitched Shapes Circle die, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Basic Rhinestones, dimensionals,

Thinking of You with Heartfelt Blooms

I finally put ink to my Heartfelt Blooms stamp.  This stamp set is part of the Sale-a-Bration promotion going on now with Stampin’ Up!  With every $50 you can select any item in the Sale-a-Bration catalog.  This beautiful stamp set is so unique.  There’s so much depth and texture.  I love it!  This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments is a color challenge of Tranquil Tide, Rich Razzleberry and Daffodil Delight.

Stampin Up Thinking of You Heartflelt Bloom in Rich RaazzleberryHere are some examples of projects you can create with this stamp set.  Click on the Sale-a-Bration catalog on the right side of my blog to see all the free products you can earn!

Stampin up Heartfelt Bloom stamp set

Join the challenge!  We’d love to see your creations.  For more inspiration hop on over to Hand Stamped Sentiments to see more projects created by the design team.

All Stampin’ Up! supplies below may be ordered from my website or email me to place your order.

All products are Stampin’ Up! unless noted.,

Thinking of You with Heartfelt Blooms Card

Card Size:  5.50″ H x 4.25″ W

Stamp Sets: Heartfelt Blooms

Paper:  Card stock:  Very Vanilla, Tranquil Tide, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, 6″ x 6″ Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

Ink: Rich Razzleberry

Accessories:  Clear Faceted Gems, Basic Rhinestones, Retired 1/2″ Daffodil Delight Seam Binding Ribbon, 1-3/8″ circle punch, standard hole punch, dimensionals

Extra Stampin’ Rewards

It’s time to hold some parties and workshops, so Stampin’ Up! is sweetening the deal.  If you host a stamping event October 9-November 9 with at least $300 in sales, you’ll receive an extra 3% in Stampin’ Rewards.

Stampin’ Rewards can be used towards the purchase of a Starter Kit or if you have enough Stampin’ Rewards, you can use them for products AND the Starter Kit, even better!

These Extra Stampin’ Rewards are sure to make you smile. It’s going to be a fun one!


  • Dates: October 9-November 9, 2015
  • All customer, workshop, and online orders qualify for this promotion.
  • Hosts placing a qualifying order of $300 or more will receive an additional 3% in Stampin’ Rewards.



THE STAMPIN’ UP! ON-LINE EXTRAVAGANZA SALE IS GOING ON NOW!!!   Up to 50% off on many items plus door buster specials.  Sale runs from Monday, Nov. 24 – Tuesday, Dec. 2.

Click here for list of HOT DEALS!

THE BEST WAY TO SAVE $$$ ON STAMPIN’ UP!  That Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit will be 25% Off ( STARTS Nov. 24).  Over $50 in FREE product and it ships FREE for another 10% savings.  Get the kit through me HERE and you’ll become part of Stampin’ Up! as well as my Circle of Stampin’ Friends.  Hobby stampers are welcome!  25% off on the kit ends Dec. 2.

25% off Kit

Give yourself a gift this holiday season by joining Stampin’ Up! Indulge your love of paper crafting and also SAVE on all your purchases.

  • 25% off!  The $99 Starter Kit will be discounted 25% to just $74.25.  You can order your kit through me.  Click here.
  • For a limited time!  The Starter Kit Sale runs from Nov. 24 thru Dec. 2.
  • You decide!  Choose up to $125 in Stampin’ Up! products for your kit (including On-Line Extravaganza Sale items, 15% off bundles and the Clearance Rack).  That’s over $50 in FREE product!
  • Free Shipping!  The kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.
  • Stock up!  Once you join, you receive a one-time 30% off discount on a product order of $150 or more placed within 45 days.
  • 20% discount!  Enjoy a minimum of a 20% demonstrator discount every day.
  • 5% Bonus EXCLUSIVELY this special!  Receive 5% cash back on all personal purchases and outside sales in December.  Cash back is in addition to your discounts and will be paid in January.
  • Be first!  December 5 marks your first chance (with your demonstrator status) to see and pre-order products from the NEW Occasions Catalog and earn Sale-A-Bration gifts (also new)!
  • No risk!  You’ll have through April 30, 2015 to “test drive” demonstrator discounts and benefits.
  • No penalty!  If you reach $300 in sales by the end of the first FULL quarter, you will renew and remain active for another quarter. If you don’t reach $300 in sales, you can “drop” with no penalty.
  • No catch!  There’s no obligation to hold workshops or parties, sell products to others or personally purchase anything beyond the kit.

Click here to order from my website or email me to place your order.

Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 25th with 25% off 25 stamp sets

Stampin’ Up! is celebrating their 25th anniversary all year long, but during the week of the actual date (October 25th to be exact) they thought they should pump up the party even more. So what better way than a sale on the very products that started it all: stamps, of course!

Dates: October 22-28, 2013

Offer: Get 25 percent off 25 stamp sets.

Click here for the Humongous List of Stamps on Sale:  Or, go to the Online Store for a prettier glance.

Remember this sale ends October 28.  Start shopping now!

It’s here…The new 2013 – 2014 Stampin’ Up! Catalog!!

Wow!  So many cool items in the new Stampin’ Up! catalog.  Click the links below to see the new catalog and resources.  My order is on the way and I’m so excited to share tips and ideas with you using the new products! For my customers I have a special event next weekend to launch the catalog in fun paper crafting style!

View the 2013-2014 Annual Catalog Online (Flash)
Annual catalog PDF
Catalog Sample Supply List PDF

FREE STAMPIN’ BY GENNY COLOR CHARTS:  I use these charts while playing with paper, stamps and ink.  They’re a great resource along with the COLOR COACH.

color pages 2013-2014

Color Coach

NEW Color Coach 130118

COLOR CHARTS:  Updated 2013-2014 Color and Card Stock Organization.   This FREE pdf includes a spot for all Stampin’ Up! Color Collections and In Colors.   Click here to view and print.


View the 2013-2014 Celebrando Creatividad Online (Flash)
Celebrando Creatividad PDF
Stampin’ Supplies PDF


Holiday Carryover List  Click HERE to view ALL holiday products that will continue to be available for purchase but are not in the new catalog.

May 31 – June 30, 2013:  SAVE 25% on three must-have Stampin’ Up! greeting sets!
 Learn More.

  6a00e54f95df928834019102c6129d970c-800wiSAVE 15% on the new Stampin’ Up! Bundles.  See all the NEW bundles in one place!

Sale-a-bration is here!

stampin' up! sale-a-bration 2013

Sale-A-Bration begins TODAY and ends March 22, 2013!  It’s Stampin’ Up!’s biggest promotion of the year.  It’s so much fun to earn FREE products with every $50!  Make the most of this promotion.  Here’s how.

  • For every $50* you spend (including on-line orders), you can choose a FREE Sale-A-Bration product.  Click here to see the SAB catalog.
  • Spend $150* and choose 3 FREE Sale-A-Bration products (one for every $50) plus earn $25 in Hostess Rewards.  It’s so much fun to get FREE stuff!
  • Team up with a friend or two and stock up.  Spend $400* (one for every $50) and choose 8 FREE Sale-A-Bration gifts, get a BONUS Sycamore Street Bundle (Madison Avenue Stamp Set, Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper and a coordinating Ribbon & Button Pack) PLUS a FREE pack of Silver Glimmer Paper. Plus you get to select to $65 in Hostess Rewards and have the option to purchase one additional item at 50% off.  WOW!  What a deal!!!

Hostess Benefits

If you are placing your qualifying ($400+) order through my on-line store, please use the following numbers for the extras:

Wood-Mount Hostess Bundle: 133316
Clear-Mount Hostess Bundle: 133317
Free Glimmer Paper: 133318

  • FOR THE MOST SAVINGS OF ALL!  Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit for $99 and get $156.50 of your choice of any available Stampin’ Up! products.  That means you get 25% more Starter Kit products for FREE during Sale-A-Bration. You can even include Stampin’ Up!’s specially priced bundles.  Save another 10% since your kit ships FREE.  Sale-A-Bration gifts are not earned on the starter kit purchase but will on any subsequent demonstrator orders you place during Sale-A-Bration (along with getting your 20% demonstrator discount).  Hobby stampers you get to fill your Stampin’ Up! wish list at a savings, be part of Stampin’ Up! and receive demonstrator discounts, benefits and exclusive resources and become a member of my Stampin’ Circle of Friends (when you purchase the kit and join through me HERE).

*Qualifying product totals exclude shipping and tax.

What’s your favorite FREE Sale-A-Bration product?  Please leave me a comment below!

Online Extravaganza

It all begins Monday, Nov. 19 and runs through Wednesday, Nov. 28.  The Stampin’ Up! On-Line Extravaganza is our biggest on-line promotion of the year with savings up to 50% on some of your favorite products PLUS 24 hour “doorbuster” specials on Monday (11/19) and Wed. (11/28) that you won’t want to miss.

Click here to shop on my online store.

Click on the flyer link below to view sale items.  Please be sure to use the item numbers listed in the flyer to receive your discounts! 

Extravaganza Sale Flyer and 24-Hour Doorbuster Specials

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