Sweet Tea Time Memories

I have fond memories of visiting my grandparents all throughout my summers in my youth. Lots of weekends during the school year, too. I was blessed to have them living close to me all the way up to the age of 15.  My grandmother and I would enjoy a cup of tea every afternoon and evening I was with her. I remember how she said true tea drinkers don’t need to add anything to enhance flavors, as long as you had high quality tea and steeped it properly.  I still enjoy A Nice Cuppa black tea – no sweetners, no enhancements – every day.  And sometimes 3 or 4 cups!  I miss my grandparents terribly, but I know my memories will keep me until I see them again.

 Tea Time

Stamp Set: A Nice Cuppa
Cardstock: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Have A Cuppa Stack
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Lovelies:  Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies, Pearl Basic Jewels, Tea Lace Paper Doilies, Whisper White Bakers Twine
Tools:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Paper Snips

The Occasions Catalog ends on May 31st. Be sure to get your hands on the Have A Cuppa Suite of products before they are gone!


Winkin’ at the March Club Card

My super fun group The emBOSSing Queens met for our stamping club this evening. I was so excited to share the gorgeousness of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush with them – it is beyond description!  I have been seeing a lot of cards with this layout, so please don’t think I’m taking credit for it. My Pinterest board gives it away!  This card has the stamp embossed in gold on watercolor paper, then I used the Aqua Painter medium brush to watercolor in Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive. After those colors were dry, I went over it with the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush.  I just love all the sentiments available in the Rose Wonder photopolymer stamp set, too. If there’s only one stamp set in the Occasions catalog that you can afford to buy, definitely make it this one! Be sure to stamp your photopolymer stamps on a Stampin’ Pierce Mat. That will give it the extra cushion that photopolymer stamps don’t have (if you look at clear mount stamps and wood mount stamps, you’ll notice there’s a foam pad).  What you’ll get is a nice, crisp image.  We end the evening with a matching envelope with the leaf outline on it. It’s a nice touch that brings it all together.

March Club Card

Stamp Set:  Rose Wonder
Cardstock:  Rich Razzleberry, Very Vanilla, Watercolor Paper
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Versamark
Lovelies: Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in Clear, Rose Garden Thinlit Dies, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools:  Heat Tool, Embossing Buddy, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Pierce Mat

Let me know if you want to place an order or have any questions! Happy Stamping!


Wink of Wings

Today are some cards that I’ve made that highlight the Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush. I love the subtle glitter on all 3 different butterflies.  I sponged Pear Pizzazz ink on the Irresistibly Yours DSP.  This specific specialty paper has retired, but the Color Me Irresistibly Yours DSP is still available (in the Annual Catalog).

Stamp Set:  Rose Wonder Stamp Set
Cardstock:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  Irresistibly Yours (retired)
Ink:  Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron
Lovelies: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush, Rose Garden Thinlits Dies, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Bitty Butterfly Punch, Elegant Butterfly Punch, Pearl Basic Jewels, Gold Metallic Thread
Tools:  Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

Leave me a comment telling me what you think of the Wink of Stella!

We are in the middle of Sale-A-Bration and Stampin’ Up! has introduced 3 new limited-time items – be sure to check them out! Click on the brochure below!
SAB 2016 2nd Release

Send me an email if you’d like to place an order or have any questions!


Suite Thanks

Here we have a clean and simple card that anyone would love to receive. I just love the dainty doily half on the front.  It’s one of those embellishments that is hidden in the Annual Catalog.  The silver metallic thread lends an almost-unseen je ne sais quoi.

Suite Thanks

Stamp Set: Suite Sayings
Cardstock:  Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  2015-2017 In Color Stack
Ink:  Watermelon Wonder
Lovelies: Decorative Label Punch, Silver Metallic Thread, Tea Lace Paper Doilies

Are you not loving the Occasions Catalog!?! This set, Suite Sayings, has really been getting a workout in my house!  So versatile!


Dreamy Love

Here’s the beautiful card my stamp club, The emBOSSing Queens, made this past Tuesday. I wanted to post it sooner, but couldn’t let them see it ahead of time!  I want to take this opportunity to discuss a couple of tools that are an absolute MUST if you have the Big Shot and love the intricate dies.  I used to deal with the sandwich of dryer sheet, cardstock, wax paper, die.  It worked, but not as cleanly as I would like.  Enter into my world the Precision Base Plate and Big Shot Die Brush (insert heavenly singing here).  Amazing!  I used the Magnetic Platform and Precision Base Plate and my dies cut perfectly!  Slap that baby onto the Big Shot Die Brush foam pad, run the brush over it a few times, and voila!  Perfect precision die cuts in an (almost) instant!  I could sing the praises of these tools ALL.DAY.LONG.

Dreamy Love

Stamp Sets: Picture Perfect, Gorgeous Grunge
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Specialty Paper: Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper
Designer Series Paper:  Love Blossoms Stack
Ink: Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake
Lovelies:  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies, Triple Banner Punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Tools: Magnetic Platform, Precision Base Plate, Big Shot Die Brush

I simply cannot get enough of this die and the tools! Let me know if you want them, too!


Botanical Love

This card features a few of the awesome dies in the Botanical Gardens Suite. I am just loving all the coordinating products in the new Occasions Catalog!

Botanical Love
Stamp Set: Suite Sayings
Cardstock:  Cajun Craze, Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper:  Going Places
Stampin’ Write Markers:  Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow
Lovelies: Botanical Gardens Washi, Botanical Gardens Jewels, Botanical Builder Framelits, Rose Garden Thinlits

Botanical Builder Framelits

Botanical Gardens DSP



Lost Without Going Global

Today’s card is another one that features a stamp set from the upcoming Stampin’ Up!® 2016 Occasions catalog, which can be ordered beginning January 5th through May 31st. I’m pleased to introduce Going Global!  This card also features some fun, coordinating items – Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack and the World Traveler Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. You can’t get one without the other two!  It would be unnatural!

Lost Without Going Global

Stamp Set: Going Global
Cardstock:  Delightful Dijon, Mossy Meadow, Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla
Designer Series Paper:  Going Places
Ink:  Delightful Dijon, Mossy Meadow
Lovelies: World Travel TIEF, Washi Label Punch, 2” Circle Punch, White Perfect Accents

I hope to keep the sneak peeks coming! Stay tuned!