Sunday, August 30, 2015


I love this stamp set called BEAUTIFUL BUNCH by SU!  Well, truth be told, I love all of the flower stamps and dies and matching framelits and any coordinating thinlets or punches.  Yesterday, some of the stampin sistah's and craftin' friends met to share a fun day at our friend Cathy's home. We had 7 projects to do and then I shared some samples.  I'll be sharing the projects over the next week but here's one of the samples I showed.  It uses the BEAUTIFUL BUNCH stamp set which has a coordinating punch to stamp out the large blossoms and a punch to punch out the small blossoms.  I also showcased the brick wall embossing folder by SU! which I really like.  The sentiment and the inside of the card are from the SU! HOSTESS set called BEST THOUGHTS.
 The centers of the blossoms are SU! adhesive backed pearls 
that I colored chocolate chip with my blendabilities.  
You could use a brownor other colored sharpie or another alcohol based marker to color.
The butterfly on the inside would be really pretty colored in.

Beautiful Bunch Clear-Mount Bundle (purchase the stamp set and bundle together!) 140259
Price: $32.25
Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 15%.

Beautiful Bunch Clear-Mount Stamp Set
We made beautiful flowers even better by putting them in a Two-Step Stampin' set. Two-step sets have a base image and overlay images that you can combine over the base image. Use the colors and images you want to create the bouquet you want.

* Quantity: 6 rubber stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, d

Fun Flower Punch
How does your garden grow? With oodles of flowers you punched out in seconds!

* 5" x 3"
* Sleek body style
* Large surface area offers precise cutting and leverage
* Locks to store
* Slim and stackable

Beautiful Bunch Clear-Mount Stamp Set can be purchased separately 134282

Best Thoughts Clear-Mount Stamp Set 138700
Price: $10.00 with SU! HOSTESS DOLLARS (when you host a qualifying SU! party or workshop)
Send your best thoughts with cards, tags, and gifts you make with this set. The timeless sentiments and images stand on their own or you can combine them with your favorite stamp sets for more options.

Our clear-mount stamps are made of the same high-quality red rubber as our wood-mount stamps, but they're repositionable. They're precut and ready to go. Temporarily mount these stamps on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for space-saving storage. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately). Our premium red rubber will last for years and give a superior stamped impression each time. The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 4 rubber stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): b, c, e

Thursday, August 27, 2015


As many of you know, I'm a huge My Paper Pumpkin fan.  My Paper Pumpkin is a monthly program that comes from SU! It's a red box of crafting goodness and happiness.  It has grown over the last several months to be more than spectacular.  I pay about $15 a month for the kit and it comes with an EXCLUSIVE stamp set, ink spots, adhesive, and all of the contents to make some great projects. Last month - the kit featured a coffee/tea/soup mug.  I've also seen stampers create craft mugs and planters on paper from the kit.  When all of the craft contents are completed, there is still the stamp set and the ink spot or spots and many times left over embellishments to create with.  I really dig coffee and tea, so I created this coffee mug Thanks card using some of my other craft supplies.  I also stamped using the THANKS from the Watercolor Wishes SU! kit.
Click on photo for greater detail. Sequins from another non SU! craft package.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


The Weekly Deals have been posted by SU!  And I'm showing them below. Tuesday, the HOLIDAY CATALOG by SU! goes LIVE.  I'll be placing an order for local stampers and also have a hostess code for those who are long distance.   Return here for the link to the catalog online NEXT Tuesday.

Weekly Deals - Note that we are heading into the HOLIDAY SEASON and the silver embossing powder and the Gold Glimmer paper is on special, as well as the VERY VANILLA satin ribbon. REMINDER - all of these are WHILE SUPPLIES at this PRICE lasts. 

I hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!

Pansy Punch Item # 130698
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN


Silver Stampin' Glitter Item # 133756
Regular Price: $4.00 US/$5.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.00 US/$3.75 CAN

Gold Glimmer Paper Item # 133719
Regular Price: $5.00 US/$6.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $3.75 US/$4.69 CAN

Sweetheart Punch Item # 133786
Regular Price: $16.00 US/$20.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $12.00 US/$15.00 CAN

Very Vanilla 5/8" Satin Ribbon Item # 134550
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack Item # 133778
Regular Price: $8.00 US/$10.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN

Monday, August 24, 2015


When I saw this stamp set for the first time in the catalog I thought it was just cute and probably great for someone with children or for teachers.  Then I started to see a lot of samples done with it and so I went back to the main idea book by SU! and looked at the stamp set more closely.  I immediately fell in love with the sentiments and I quickly put the set on my purchase list.  Here's one of many creations I have already made with OVER THE RAINBOW by SU!
I painted the rainbow in the words with the in color inks and then stamped the rainbow below.  I have tons of fine MS glitter and applied it to each color individually.

I made this card for my friend MJ.  I like making cards for my friends who who need pick me ups during trying times.  I send them a card a week or every other week to keep them in thought.  I always pray for my friends as I make the cards. 

Over The Rainbow Photopolymer Stamp Set 138770
Price: $21.00

The sky's the limit with this stamp set. This is a Two-Step Stampin' set, which gives you so many creative options--combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want. Build a rainbow or clouds with the brush stroke stamp, stamp colorful splotches over words, or make a sun peek out from behind a cloud.

Our top-quality photopolymer stamps have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. They're entirely transparent for perfect image placement, and they adhere well to our clear blocks. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 14 photopolymer stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, i

Saturday, August 22, 2015


I wanted to share a card I made for someone special for her birthday. I used the SU! TIN OF CARDS.  I love how I can take this on the go and make so many cool cards.  The gel goal hearts are really adorable.  I had to add them to this card.

Tin Of Cards Project Kit 138378
Price: $27.00
Who says organization has to be boring? This fun printed tin gives you plenty of room to store the cards that you make in this kit, plus room for more. Kit includes enough card bases and accents for 16 cards, 4 each of 4 designs.

Complete the kit using the Tin of Cards Stamp Set (item 138946). Stamps, ink, and adhesive sold separately. Instructions included.

* 16 card bases and envelopes
* 1 printed tin box with lid, 6-3/4" x 4" x 5-3/8"
* 10 sheets of 4-1/4" x 6-1/4" Designer Series Paper, 2 ea. of 5 designs
* 4 die-cut Designer Series Paper strips
* Gold Glimmer Paper hearts
* Die-cut accents
* Printed acetate sheet
* Gold foil strips
* Metallic gold thread
* 1 sheet clear star epoxy stickers
* Gold epoxy hearts
* 4 wood die cuts
* 9 file tab dividers
* Coordinates with the Tin of Cards Stamp Set (item 138946)

Coordinating colors: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron, Wild Wasabi, white

Thursday, August 20, 2015


I wanted to play with My Digital Studio again and sit at my computer and just enjoy some photos of my summer vacation.  I used MDS by SU! to create this page. My sister and I visited the Jersey Shore and one of our shore points was Atlantic City. Although SU! is no longer carrying MDS, I can still use it and so can you.  If you own the program it's yours to keep playing with and designing with.  Have fun!

MDS Supply List

     Designer Series Paper\NAUTICAL - jessica sprague\SW-Nautical-papers1\SW_Nautical_papers1\SW_Nautical_dot_aqua

    Everyday Woodcuts\Everyday Woodcuts - & (re-colored) Color = ISLAND INDIGO 0,126,135
    Designer Threads\Designer Threads - primrose petals bow 2 (re-colored) Color = ISLAND INDIGO 0,126,135
    Designer Threads\Designer Threads - primrose petals bow 2 (re-colored) Color = ISLAND INDIGO 0,126,135
    In Color Digi Tape\In Color Digi Tape - calypso coral 3 (re-colored) Color = TAKEN WITH TEAL 0,157,146
    In Color Digi Tape\In Color Digi Tape - calypso coral 4 (re-colored) Color = TAKEN WITH TEAL 0,157,146
    _Designer Kits\All Time Fave - embellishments\All Time Fave - once you make (re-colored) Color = NOT QUITE NAVY 52,103,120
    In Color Digi Tape\In Color Digi Tape - calypso coral 3 (re-colored) Color = GREEN GALORE 141,236,120
    In Color Digi Tape\In Color Digi Tape - calypso coral 4 (re-colored) Color = GREEN GALORE 141,236,120

    _Designer Kits\Seriously Teen Kit\Seriously Teen Kit - sunburst, Color = SUMMER SUN 255,196,56
    _Designer Kits\You're My Sunshine\You're My Sunshine - me you, Color = TAKEN WITH TEAL 0,157,146
    _Designer Kits\You're My Sunshine\You're My Sunshine - me you, Color = TAKEN WITH TEAL 0,157,146
    _Designer Kits\Seriously Teen Kit\Seriously Teen Kit - sunburst, Color = TANGELO TWIST 241,114,34 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


I thought last month's My Paper Pumpkin was the Bomb with the Thanks A Latte Set, but this month's is even cooler.  I'm so IN LOVE with this set. I love the flowers I can create, the gold foil embossed cards, the boxes, and Oh!!!! my goodness!!! I love the FONT on the stamps.  The stamp set is always exclusive to MY PAPER PUMPKIN purchasers.  This is the best font ever.  Check out the WITH LOVE stamp.  I certainly am filled with love for it!
There is so much in this month's kit.  Every month has great goodies with so much value.  Look below at the stamp set a little closer. I love this font!!!
 Ideas are endless.  Many many things you can create.  
 This flower was so easy to make and what pizzazz it has!
 You don't need to create what the directions tell you to.
You can improvise in any way.
Look at the card below, I embossed the tag.
 I also added some gold thread new to SU!
I stamped in gold and I embossed the hearts in gold.
 The sentiment below is from another designer but I 
just had to add it to the card.
I'm sending this card to a friend of mine
who is receiving chemotherapy.


You can purchase MY PAPER PUMPKIN at a discount.  You get the first 2 months 1/2 off! Check out the deal HERE.

There are NEW DEALS every Tuesday.

Weekly Deals - Week of August 18th, 2015

I hope you enjoy this week's Weekly Deals!  Do you need the SU! ENVELOPE MAKER?  Look!!! It's on SALE this week for only $15.

Envelope Punch Board Item # 133774
Regular Price: $20.00 US/$25.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $15.00 US/$18.75 CAN

Basic Black Baker'S Twine Item # 134576
Regular Price: $3.00 US/$3.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $2.25 US/$2.81 CAN

Bow Builder Punch Item # 137414
Regular Price: $18.00 US/$22.00 CAN
Discounted Price: $13.50 US/$16.50 CAN

Gold 5/8" Satin Ribbon Item # 134547
Regular Price: $7.00 US/$8.75 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.25 US/$6.56 CAN

Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons Item # 127555
Regular Price: $6.00 US/$7.50 CAN
Discounted Price: $4.50 US/$5.63 CAN

Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder Item # 133740
Regular Price: $7.50 US/$9.25 CAN
Discounted Price: $5.63 US/$6.94 CAN

Sunday, August 16, 2015


Today is the 38th year since Elvis Presley's untimely passing away.  In honor of the KING, I created this card to send to my mother and my sister Teresa, who are huge Elvis Presley fans. 
 I purchased these off of a website that used to sell Elvis stamps.  
If you are interested in stamps featuring Elvis Presley you should google that topic to see if you can still find any.  
I'm sure with his popularity, there are still companies producing his images and images from Graceland.
This entire past week, Graceland in Tennessee has been having many memorial services and even had a commemorative service for the latest FOREVER stamp that features Elvis Presley (you can see a video here).  It's been an amazing week for an amazing human being.  LONG LIVE THE KING!

Here are some screenshots from the candle light service I watched on the internet last evening at Graceland.  They let everyone bring cameras into the service and people were able to tour the grounds.  I have never been but I hear it is absolutely breathtaking. I'll have to make a stop when I visit my other sister Christina who now lives in Tennessee.

I love all of these precious memories.  I'm sure if you went to the website you could probably watch the live stream again.  I especially love the photo of Elvis' grand daughter lighting some one's candle.