Saturday, July 23, 2016


I love this new style ombre ink pad from SU!   It's actually a new ink pad this year, even though SU! did make variegated color ink pads years ago. This is much better formulated and easier to use.  I love the mix of colors. The one I used is BERMUDA BAY.

Bermuda Bay Ombre Stampin’ Pad 141608
Price: $9.00
Create amazing ink effects with Ombre Stampin' Pads. These pads are designed with dark ink on one end fading to light on the other for an ombre look.

For tips and tricks, visit

* Fast drying, water-based dye ink
* Bermuda Bay
* Coordinates with Stampin’ Up! cardstock, markers, and embellishments

These pads also come in CALYPSO CORAL and RICH RAZZLEBERRY.  Try one or all three today!

Sunday, July 17, 2016


I chose to highlight BELLA and FRIENDS stamp set by SU! which is brand new for this blog tour. I stamped the images with the new archival black ink and then watercolored the images and highlighted with dazzling diamonds. I also used the NEW DETAILED FLORAL THINLITS to create this card. I cased the style of card from Ann Melvin, which is an easel style using the thinlits from.  These are all by SU! and BRAND NEW. Even the ribbon is brand new! This is my card that I created for my dear friend Hsiao hui who's birthday was this week.  Enjoy the tour and check out the NEW SU! CATALOG here.

 Bella & Friends Clear-Mount Stamp Sets

Price: $20.00
Dogs are a person’s best friend! Use this cute stamp set with everyone’s best friend to make your friend’s day.

Our clear-mount stamps
* Are made of the same premium rubber as our wood-mount stamps.
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Are repositionable; temporarily mount them on clear blocks for stamping, then remove them for storage.
* Save space—you need only one set of blocks for all your clear-mount stamps (blocks sold separately).
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 11 rubber stamps
Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, e, g, h

 Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies

Price: $29.00

Create die-cut floral designs and edges with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits’ open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting.

Because of the intricate design of this die, you'll get best results if you use it with the Precision Base Plate.

* 3 dies
* Largest image: 3" x 3-7/8" (7.6 x 9.8 cm)
* Use with Big Shot and Precision Base Plate

Want to see more?  Head on over to Michele Reynolds blog.
click here!

Friday, July 15, 2016


I made this as a gift for my dear friend Hsiao hui.  It's for her birthday!  It's a black canvas that I embossed on using tempting turquoise embossing powder and SU! stamps.  I also die cut the flowers and the leaves.  I love how much contrast the black canvas gives.  Even though the photo does not do this creation justice, click on it to see it in greater detail.  I used the BOTANICAL BLOOMS stamp set and BOTANICAL BUILDERS framelits. 
Please return here on Sunday night for our REMARKABLE STAMPERS blog tour. I will post the card that I made for Hsiao hui for her birthday that night.

Happy Birthday Hsiao hui!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


Here's a cool summery type card to send to one of your dear friends!  I love this SU! SUNBURST Thinlit. If you search pinterest, you will find a lot of uses for it.  I've seen it used as it is here and I've seen it used as a stencil and I've also seen it trimmed down. 

So, have you been having some really warm and sunny weather where you are?  It's been in the 80's to 90's here and it is pretty bright.  Great going to the pool weather.  And...there are lots of "sunny days ahead!"

Sunburst Thinlits Die

Price: $29.00
Cut a ray of sunshine in record time with this Thinlits die and the Big Shot.

Thinlits Dies help you create detailed die-cuts with just a few turns of the Big Shot handle. Die includes ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily.

* 1 die
* 4-13/16" x 6-1/2" (12.2 x 16.5 cm)
* Use with Big Shot

Monday, July 11, 2016


I created this wreath for my administrative assistant Debbie for Administrative Professional's Day.  I'm just now getting around to posting it.  It was a My Paper Pumpkin kit by SU! I absolutely love these kits. Each month an adorable red box arrives with a new craft kit inside and there are stamps and embellishments and ink spots and everything you need to create your projects, even adhesive.  You only need to provide a clear block to stamp on.  Debbie loved it and hung it up next to her desk.  I can't wait to see what SU! sends next! 

Friday, July 8, 2016


Far too often sympathy cards need to be given.  I should probably keep several on hand.  That said, when I create a card for someone I think about them and pray about them while I create.  That is what I did with this card. This card is for a colleague whose father recently passed away. I'm not a big fan of putting "with sympathy" on the cards, but occasionally I do. For this card, I put "thinking of you."

I love the die cut leaves and the butterfly.  I love that they symbolize that life is precious and that we are renewed as our souls go into heaven.

Saturday, July 2, 2016


I'm thrilled with these new SU! Thinlits.  They are so cool with so many great possibilities. This is a 4th of July card cased a little from a card I saw on Pinterest!  I love how the swirls and wavy lines interact and can come together on card stock as a flag. A little stamping was a must, but mostly die cutting and gluing.
Have a great holiday weekend everyone!