Sunday, February 7, 2016

Happy Healing

This is another card for our little guy who is receiving the airplane card for Valentine's Day.  Except this is for the day after Valentine's when he's having a little surgery.  Poor kid!

He's adorable though.  He was cleaning off a shelf in his room the other day and his Mom asked him what he was doing.  Keep in mind, this shelf is a shelf of honor where he keeps his Lego creations and special items.  His answer?  "Well, I'm going to be getting Get Well Cards and I need a place to put them."  Is that great or what?  So now our plan at the office is to make sure he has cards to fill his shelf!

Card Recipe:

Base - Crushed Curry (although it doesn't much look like it in the picture) - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 5 1/4" x 4"
It's My Party - Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 1/8" x 3 7/8"
Basic Black (panel) - 5 1/8" x 2 1/8" (I think - I forgot to write down the measurements before giving it to the recipient's Grandmother for mailing).
Crushed Curry - 5" x 2"

I heat embossed the sentiment with White Embossing powder and cut the ends into a flag.

The sentiment is popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Thank you for looking in today.

It's Super Bowl Sunday - for those of you that care... lol... I watch for the commercials myself.  I enjoy seeing what they come up with.  Oh, and Go Broncos!  (Since my Arizona Cardinals didn't make it!)

~ Donna

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Saturday, February 6, 2016

It's Your Day!

The "It's My Party" Designer Series Paper Stack is filled with great party themed papers!  This is a HUGE stack of 48 sheets, so much bigger than we're used to and I'm so glad it is.  I see me using every bit of it with all the birthday cards I want to make.  I'm planning to jump on the bandwagon started by Shannon West from Stampin' Up!

Shannon has started a movement she's calling #imbringingbirthdaysback - to bring back the sending of traditional birthday cards in the mail. We rely on social media to stay in touch far too often these days and have lost the personal touch of sending cards.  Don’t get me wrong, I love facebook and the friends I have made online, but it does seem people are drifting further apart as a result.
**  #imbringingbirthdaysback  **

I’ve decided I too want to participate in the #imbringingbirthdaysback movement and gladly will be sending a birthday card to all of my customers for their birthday this year.  If you would like to receive a card from me too, just send me an email with your name, address and date of birth (I don't need to know the year, just the month and day). Email me at

Today's card recipe:

Base - Crushed Curry - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Designer Series Paper (DSP) 5 1/4" x 4"
Whisper White Banner - 2" x 5" - Stamped with "IT'S YOUR DAY" in Mint Macaron, then punched with the Banner Triple Punch.
Whisper White Bakers Twine - wrapped around the sentiment banner and tied into a bow on one of them and just wrapped around and taped to the back with the other.
Whisper White - 3/8" x 3" (or so) - stamped with HAPPY BIRTHDAY, then snipped into a banner with my paper snips.

Stamps used:  Party With Cake (wood - 140669 / clear mount 140672)

Inside sentiments also from Party With Cake.  I just love the stamps in this set!  They are fun and so many to choose from!

Thank you for looking in today!  I'm off to have another fun stamping weekend with the girls.  This weekend we're going to Diana Gibbs' and Rhonda Morgan's Spring Fling.  I just love making things that are planned by someone else!  Don't You!?

Happy Saturday!

~ Donna
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Friday, February 5, 2016

Love ... It's in the air

Here is a quick and easy Valentine I made for my boss' grandson.  He's going to love this airplane!  I wish I could see his face when he opens the envelope.

The plane, the clouds and the "smoky" heart are all part of one of the FREE stamp sets available during Sale-a-Bration.  This set is has a Limited Time Offer - you can only get it through February 15th, so if this is on your wish list, don't wait too long!

As a matter of fact, the items on pages 16 through 19 are all limited time and will not be available as a free item after February 15th.  Be sure to check them out HERE.  Don't let them get away from you!


Whisper White Thick Cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Brights Color Collection (Real Red Stripes) 5 1/4" x 4"
Basic Black - 5" x 3 3/4"
Whisper White - 4 3/4" x 3 1/2"

Sentiment on outside - Bloomin' Love (140643)

Inside - stamped with Real Red.

I colored in the parts of the plane with my Real Red Stampin' Write Marker.

Thank you for looking in today!  I hope you have a fun weekend planned.

~ Donna

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Hip Hip Hooray!

Hip Hip Hooray, is it your birthday?  If it is, wouldn't this be a fun card to receive?  This is another card we made at our team meeting last weekend.  

You might recognize the "hip hip hooray" from a card I made earlier, but using it on the inside of the card.  You can see that one HERE using the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (140620).

Instead, we used the pop-up on the outside without the "pop-up" ability.

The card base is:  

Basic Black - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Melon Mambo and It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
(I'm so sorry, but I don't have the measurements available on these at the time of writing this as the card is sitting on my desk at work).  Please contact me and I will get them for you or will update them here later today.

Inside Stamps - Party With Cake (140669)
It's My Party Designer Washi Tape (140556)

Don't forget to dress up the front with Baker's Twine Combo Pack and It's My Party Enamel Dots.

Thank you for looking in today.  Almost half way through the week!

~ Donna

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Just For You Hombre

I love the soft blues on this card and particularly the beautiful Pool Party 3/8" Glitter Ribbon across the top.  This was the first card I made at our Regional Team Meeting from last Saturday.

Ink the entire stamp in Pool Party, then ink the stamp about 3/4" lower and to the bottom with Soft Sky, then another 3/4" lower and ink with Bermuda Bay.  Finally ink what is left with Island Indigo.

Then after huffing (like when you huff air out in the cold to see your breath!) on the entire stamp and then stamp onto Whisper White card stock (5 1/2" x 3 1/4").

Recipe:  Whisper White Thick cardstock 11" x 4 1/4", scored and folded at 5 1/2"
Strips on the sides 5 1/2" x 1/2"
Pop up the sentiment piece with Dimensionals
Wrap the ribbon around the top and tie in a pretty bow.
Add some bling on the front and you're done!

Thank you for looking in today.  Don't forget to check this week's Weekly Deals!

~ Donna

Monday, February 1, 2016

Free Ice Cream!

Did you know you can get FREE ICE CREAM with Stampin' Up!  Ok, so maybe it's not real ice cream, but you can get an adorable ice cream cone stamp as a freebie during Sale-a-bration!

Honeycomb Happiness is a free stamp set that is so stinkin' cute and coordinates even nicer with Honeycomb Embellishments.

Today's card is one of my favorites from our Team Regional meeting we had last weekend.  I don't know about you, but I end up with a lot of little scraps of paper and this makes a great way to use up some of those - add them to the front of a card to make panels.


Mint Macaron - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Crumb Cake - 5 1/4" x 4"; 2 3/8" Scallop Punch
Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Papers - 3 3/4" x 1 1/2"
Whisper White - 2" Circle Punch
Mint Macaron 1" Dotted Lace Trim
Honeycomb Embellishments

Honeycomb Happiness FREE Sale-a-Bration set

Thank you for looking in today - let's have a great week!

~ Donna

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Sunday, January 31, 2016

My Team Swap Card

This is the card I was so excited to share earlier this week.  It has been killing me to have to wait until today!

Today was our weSTAMP Team Regional Meeting where our Amazing Upline, Lorri Heiling, plans several make and takes for us to do.  These meetings are always so much fun and I'll be sharing some of the things we made over the next few days.

We also had a group Card / or 3D swap and everyone who attends votes on their favorite.  This was my card, or rather, card front as that is all we need to make for these.  Some girls do whole cards.  Today I just did the front.

I began with Whisper White base 5 1/2" x 4 1/4", then a layer of Real Red 5 3/8" x 4 1/8" which I ran through the Big Shot with the Honeycomb embossing folder.

I added a lace doily the layered on a Basic Black Circle punched with the 2 1/2" Circle Punch and a Whisper White 1 3/4" Circle Punch.

The rose is Rose Red, punched using the Bird Builder Punch - Bird Wing x 3 and the Branch x 2 is Garden Green.  After attaching the branch as shown, I trimmed off the one under the top one so there is just one "stem".

I added a bit of Clear Wink of Stella to the roses to give them some shine.

The "Silverware" comes from Cups & Kettle Framelits Dies.  The framelits go perfectly in a bundle with A Nice Cuppa photopolymer stamp set.

I really LOVE how this came together.  Sadly, mine didn't win the vote this month, but that's okay, I am still very happy with it!

Thank you for looking in today.  I hope you have a Blessed Sunday!

~ Donna

To see and/or purchase the items I used to make this, please see the list below.  If you are reading this in an email, please go to my blog to see the scrolling list.

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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!!!