Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Painted Blooms - Fast and Beautiful

Certainly you've seen others do this with the Painted Blooms Designer Series Papers.  The most beautiful sheet of DSP I think I've ever seen from Stampin' Up!

If you can bring yourself to cut this beautiful paper into smaller pieces, you can make 6 very fast cards from this one sheet of 12 x 12 DSP.  You'll only need some card stock and favorite stamps and ink and you're all set for some fast crafting.  Matter of fact, you can make 12 - since there are 2 pieces of this paper in each pack of paper.  Remember, you can always buy more paper (at least until the end of the catalog which is June 2nd)!  So don't be afraid to cut it up!

Click on each picture to enlarge them to make them easier to see.

Begin by cutting your paper length-wise at 4 inches each, then cutting from the top down, cut at 5 1/4 inches.  You'll have a little left over at the bottom that can be used on other cards if you choose.

Here are the top three pieces from the 12 x 12:

Pick your favorite cardstock colors - I used Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz and Blackberry Bliss.  Cut them to 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and score at 4 1/4"

Don't forget to put some Whisper White inside cut to 5 1/4" x 4" for stamping or writing a note.

Here are the bottom three pieces from the 12 x 12:

Stamp with whatever sentiments you like and you're all ready to finish off your cards.  You'll notice the bottom cards have less stamping space so you may want to stamp onto Whisper White Paper and then punch out or die cut your sentiments to pop up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thank you for looking in today.  Remember to check out the Weekly Deals.  Simply click on the link at the top of this blog.  If you're reading this in an email click here for the Weekly Deals.  New deals appear each Tuesday plus don't forget the Clearance Rack!

Happy Tuesday!

Thank you for stopping by today!

~ Donna

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Monday, March 2, 2015

Additional Sale-a-bration Freebies

Have you heard?  Stampin' Up! has added four more items to the Sale-a-bration freebies you can earn during the month of March.  Don't miss out on these fabulous new finds!



IMPORTANT BLENDABILITIES UPDATE!  Unfortunately, there have been quality issues with the Stampin' Up! Blendabilities Markers.  They are all currently unavailable (including those sets that are part of the Sale-A-Bration gifts) and backorders cannot be filled.

Keep your eyes on my blog and I'll be sure to let you know when they are available again.  I know I love mine, but have had trouble with them drying out quickly or coming dry, so I'll be glad when this fix is done soon so I can keep convincing you how wonderful they are.

As frustrating as this is, I'm glad that Stampin' Up! believes that quality comes first!

Happy Monday!

~ Donna

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Love is Kindness - Spring Extravaganza 2015

On Saturday I attended a Spring Extravaganza put on by Lorri Heiling (my fabulous upline!).  Oh. My. Goodness.  We had so much fun and the projects were all wonderful and beautiful!

I don't think I can pick a favorite, but this one I'm sharing today would probably be the winner, IF I could pick one!

Isn't it just beautiful?

This great little project holds notecards and envelopes, perfect for gift giving!

Here are two of the cards we made to go inside.  We received an entire package of 40 note cards and envelopes to use later. 

Here is what we used to decorate the inside.  Such a great stamp for inside.

Thank you for looking in to my blog today.  I'd love to hear what you think about what you see here.  Would you take a minute and leave a comment?

Have a Blessed Sunday!

~ Donna

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Best. Day. Ever.

Happy Saturday!!!  I'm off to play with Papers, Stamps and Ink with Lorri Heiling and a room full of great gals!  It's going to be a great day!

I made this card earlier this week after our team meeting.  It was the perfect card to make after the great fun we had at our meeting! 

If you've ever thought of joining Stampin' Up!, you should definitely think about joining my team!  We have great fun at our monthly get together and on our facebook page.  Give it some thought and check out the JOIN NOW page on my blog.

On to today's card.

  • Whisper White - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/4"
  • Bermuda Bay - 4 1/2" x 3 1/2"
  • Birthday Bash DSP - 4 5/8" x 3 5/8"
  • Die Cut Word Bubbles in Whisper White and Bermuda Bay
  • Using Night of Navy, stamp BEST. DAY. EVER. on each bubble (for the EVER. stamp, I turned the bubble the other direction so the speech point is facing IN to the center)
  • Attach the Bermuda Bay bubble behind the Whisper White and pop them up with Stampin' Dimensionals
Easy peasey!  And such a CUTE card.  I can't tell you who this is for, since it's been mailed, but may not have arrived yet... I'll be we'll know in the comments section soon though!
Thank you for checking in today.  Hope you have a great one!
~ Donna
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Friday, February 27, 2015

Irresistably Yours

Have you tried the Irresistibly Yours Specialty Designer Series Papers yet?  If not, why NOT?  The Irresistibly Yours DSP can be yours for FREE from the 2015 Sale-a-Bration catalog with any $50.00 order(before shipping and tax). 

Simply sponge over the paper with your favorite color and the color behind the resist embossed areas will color up beautifully!

Can you see the shiny white on the flowers - that's the embossed area that will stay white, no matter what.  So pretty!

Today's cards are a couple of sympathy cards needed for people we know who lost loved ones this week.  Always so sad when a sympathy card is needed.


  • Wisteria Wonder - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" scored and folded at 4 1/4"
  • Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4
  • Irresistibly Yours DSP - 5" x 3 3/4" - sponged with Wisteria Wonder ink.
  • Cut oval from the Ovals Thinlits
  • Ink the flower and leaves from Love & Sympathy with your Stampin' Write Markers - Wisteria Wonder and Wild Wasabi
  • Sponge edge with Wisteria Wonder
  • Stamp sentiment from Love & Sympathy
  • Punch with Extra Large Oval
  • Sponge edge with Wisteria Wonder
  • Pop up ovals with Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Inside Whisper White - 5 1/4" x 4

Get ready for some great projects coming up.  Tomorrow will be spent with the weSTAMP Team for our Spring Extravaganza.  I'm so excited to have another Saturday of stamping and crafting with the girls I can hardly wait!  Lorri Heiling always has great projects for us and I know these will be fabulous!
Thank you for looking in today!
~ Donna
Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Birthday Boy Number 2

Happy Birthday Robert!

Wednesday, February 25th my baby turned 29 years old.  That simply can't be possible!!  I can't be old enough for a 29 year old child!  Tonight I'm meeting him for dinner and we'll spend some nice quality time together!  I can hardly wait (is it 5 p.m. yet?)

So today, here is his birthday card for you to see.

Bermuda Bay:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and scored at 4 1/4"
Whisper White: 5 1/4 " x 4
Bermuda Bay:  4 5/8" x 3 3/8"
Birthday Bash DSP:  4 1/2" x 3 1/4"

Sentiment:  from B.Y.O.P. on Whisper White:  2 1/2" x 1 1/2"
Bermuda Bay:  2 5/8" x 1 5/8"

Inside:  Whisper White 5 1/4" x 4"

Now all I need is to get some cash for him to spend!  Thank goodness it's payday week!
Thank you for looking in today!
~ Donna

Built for Free Using: My Stampin Blog

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Sale-a-Bration - New Items Soon Available!

Check out the great new Sale-a-Bration items available beginning March 1 through March 30.

To celebrate the final weeks of our biggest sale of the year, Stampin' Up is releasing FOUR brand new, exclusive rewards to choose from when you spend $50 before shipping and tax.

Available for ONE month only, March 2015, these four products--two stamp sets, a vellum paper stack, and a button/twine combo accessory pack can be added to your orders beginning March 1st!

I know I can hardly wait to get my hands on the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack.  I think it will be great fun to play with and color!

Thank you for looking in today.  Have a great Wednesday!

~ Donna

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Phoenix, AZ, United States
I'm totally addicted to rubber stamps and making cards. When I first started scrapbooking, I said, "Oh I'll never buy stamps..." Oh boy was I ever wrong there!! And now here I am, enjoying the fun of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and the collection just grows and grows!!!