Another Best Of Birthday Project….

When I received this set at Leadership during the Prize Patrol, I started thinking of all the different cards I could make with it.  It seems I am always sending a birthday card and I like to have a stash of them on hand.

Using the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper really helps make Quick and Easy cards that are very simple.   The patterns all coordinate and they go together quite well.

Best Of Birthdays

When you decide on the stamps you want to use, the next set is picking the Designer Series Paper. Once you have the Designer Series Paper picked out, look at your colors on the back of the package and pick out your card stock accordingly.
January Best Of Birthdays


Do you need the Collector’s Card? 

We’re including a collector’s card and 25-year proof of purchase sticker with every Best of set.  Collect six stickers, and send it in to redeem a FREE set of your choice valued up to $14.95!  Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.  Download your copy of the Collector’s Card now!

Visit my ONLINE STORE today to place your order for the Best of Stamps…..Best of Love is NOW available also!

Custom Scrapbook Layout


More Best Of Birthdays!

The other day, I posted a card, that was my take on the Best Of Birthday cards shown at Leadership.  Today,  I wanted to show you another image from that set.

I paired it with the bright and colorful Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper from the FREE Sale A Bration offerings.  Do you remember the Merry Mini Punch Pack from the Holiday Catalog?  Those little darlings are still available for purchase and since I was scouring my studio for some stars, thought they might be the perfect embellishment for this celebration card.  I paired them with some rhinestones and Voila!, a fabulous birthday card for either a man or woman.

Best Of Birthdays

Sale A Bration is in full swing.   Order your Best of Birthdays stamp set (132929), Merry Mini Punch Pack (126882), Rhinestones (119246), A pack of Assorted Colored card stock in the 2011-2013 In Colors, (124329) and a package of Whisper White card stock (100730) and get the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper for FREE!  Place your order in my ONLINE STORE today!  Need to view the Sale A Bration catalog?  Click on the link on the right side of the page to view all the offerings.

Custom Scrapbook Layout


Virtual Club Membership

Don’t you just LOVE clubs?!   I do!

I’ve got some questions for you………..

* Do you love * Would you like a FREE Stampin’ Up catalog each year?

* Would you like to get FREE Mini Catalogs sent to your mailbox two times a year?

You can get all of these when you join my Virtual Stamp Club!

What’s a Virtual Stamp Club, you might ask? 

First, the great thing about being part of my Virtual Stamp Club is that it doesn’t matter where you live in the USA, you can be a part of my club!

When you join my Virtual Stamp Club, you’ll get FREE stamping education! It’s like getting classes for FREE! When you place your order each month as part of the club, you’ll receive an Exclusive VIP pass to Member-Only technique tutorials, video tutorials, templates, newsletters and more! Only Virtual Stamp Club members receive these! 

Want to get started and join my Virtual Stamp Club? It’s really easy!  Take me there now and you’ll be on your way!  Welcome to the Club!



Try the Virtual Club!  No hassles!  No need to travel!  From the comfort of your own home!


Take me there now!



Lovely As A Tree

Do you remember your first stamp set?   The ever-popular, Lovely As A Tree is my first Stampin’ Up! stamp set and has been a staple in my inventory for years.  Pairing it with new sentiments and Designer Series Paper (DSP), is always fun and exciting, along with techniques is a wonderful way to use this very versatile set.

Lovely As A Tree

Did you know that the images in this set can be used for many things? For example, I paired the mighty oak image for use as a masculine card shown above.  Does this card look fussy?!  No way!  Just some stamping, embossing with the Big Shot, and tearing technique.  Just layer each element onto the cardstock, add Stampin’ Dimensionals for a popped effect, and add some manly details, like our NEW Basic Designer Buttons threaded with our Linen Thread.  Add a touch of color spritzer and Voila!  This card SCREAMS masculine!

Many of the other images can be used for holidays, sympathy, thinking of you, and of course, techniques involving seasonal change.  Here are some past Lovely As A Tree cards from my previous blog. I know this set has been around a long time, however,  there is always something new and fresh about his set that one never tires of.  So, the next time you see yourself with crafting brain-freeze, be sure to take out this set and play with it.  You will never know, just what you might find in your
Lovely As A TreeStamps:  Lovely As A Tree  #115026, Perfectly Penned #122892
Ink: Basic Black #126980, Crumb Cake (#126975)
Cardstock and Designer Series Paper: Basic Black #121045, Very Vanilla, #101650, First Edition DSP #121878, Soft Suede #115318
Accessories: Basic Designer Buttons #129325, Linen Thread #104199, Apothecary Framelits #127003 Houndstooth Embossing Folder #123134, Color Spritzer #107066

To place your order for these supplies, visit my ONLINE STORE today!
Your Stamping Teacher



Best of 25 Years Stamps!

As part of Stampin’ Up’s! 25-year anniversary celebration, they are bringing back some favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release-one set per month-during 2013.  Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image!

January Best Of Birthdays

January setBest of Birthdays, Item# 132929 $14.95

Some things to remember:

  • All Best of stamp sets will include 3-5 images, including a never-before seen image, and will be priced at $14.95.
  • While we are releasing just one Best of stamp set per month (with a new theme each month), all of the Best of sets will be available until
  • All Best of stamp sets are available in Clear-Mount only.

Get a FREE $14.95 set of your choice when you purchase six “Best of ” stamp sets this year.  You will receive a sticker with each set purchased. Collect six stickers and redeem your collector’s card for a FREE set. Free sets must be redeemed no later than April 30, 2014.



Simply Scored Borders Plate

Stampin’ Up! has done it again!!! You are gonna love it!  The Simply Scored Border Scoring Plate.

How about a sneak peak from the Spring Catalog!

Yesterday, I played with the NEW Borders Scoring Plate. If you have ever dry-embossed, then you know exactly what I am talking about.  This set is called For The Birds.  Some very super cute images.  I love birds…..

For The Birds
Notice the scallop embossed on the Calypso Coral.  The Border Scoring Plate has all these nifty patterns.  Zigzags and more zigzags, wavy lines, scallops of every imaginable kind, and this is not just for cards, folks.  Scrapbook pages can fit in quite nicely to add a some texture, as well.

For The Birds

Visit my Online Shop starting Thursday to place your order from the NEW Spring Catalog with goes live January 3rd.

For The Birds…..

As soon as I saw this set in the Annual Catalog back in May, I knew it was going to be a personal favorite. It is definitely a sweet and super cute set, especially for coloring.
Being that this is a birthday card for my brother in law, I wanted to keep the colors on the neutral side. I love Pool Party and Basic Gray together.

For The Birds

Stampin’ Supplies:
Stamps: For the Birds (126407)
Ink: Basic Gray Classic Ink(126981)
Cardstock: Whisper White (100730) Basic Gray (121044) Pool Party (122975)
Accessories: Neutrals Collection DSP (117157) In Color 2012-2014 Markers (126856) Labels Framelits (125598)

Your Stamping Teacher’s Reminder:

Still lots to choose from in the Clearance Rack Blitz!!!  Visit my Online Store today to shop for all your Stampin’ Up! goodies!

Clearance Rack Blitz