Baby Bear Says Happy President’s Day!

Happy President’s Day! I’m sure lots of you have today off thanks to all of our Presidents. When I was a kid, we remembered two Presidents in February, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. Now we honor them all. Today I’d like to remember Theodore Roosevelt. As you know, the Teddy Bear was named after Teddy Roosevelt.  So, I dug out my Baby Bear stamp set and created this President’s Day card! To be honest, I have no idea who I will send this card to but it seemed like such a cute idea.

Baby Bear stamp set,, Stampin' UP!, Presidents day card

You have to love any card with Baby Bear featured on it!

Design Notes for Baby Bear President’s Day Card:

Perhaps you’ve seen other cards I’ve made with Baby Bear. I made one for a new baby card, pretty obvious choice, see it here. I also made the bear into a sailor here. There seems to be no end to his cuteness!

After I stamped the bear’s three layers, I added  a balloon using the Balloon Celebrations stamp set. i just used a marker to write “Happy President’s Day”. Balloon Bouquet Punch made the other balloons easy. I guess you noticed the patriotic colors.


Supply List for Baby Bear President’s Day Card:



Hope you are having a great day. if you are home from work today, make some time to stamp! Maybe you know someone who would like a President’s Day card!


Many Happy Birthdays with Paper Pumpkin

Paper Pumpkin. What’s it all about? What’s this Many Happy Birthdays?

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! is a crafting subscription kit that delivers creativity to your door every month. Each box includes everything you need to make a stunning project.

You will be surprised with projects like cards, gift packaging, home décor, and more for just $19.95 a month (shipping included). Talk about happy mail!


Paper Pumpkin, Sale-A-Bration


But wait, during Sale-A-Bration, you can get a break on a three month subscription AND get a FREE Sale-A-Bration item in the deal. 3-Month Prepaid Subscription, $59 $55.  Discount. Free item. What are you waiting for? Be sure to use this item number (Item: 137859) when you order, that way you will be sure to get the discount!

Paper Pumpkin for February Many Happy Birthdays:

Here’s a peek at this month’s kit. I can’t wait to get started on it. (Here’s where the Many Happy Birthdays comes in.)

Remember, each kit come with everything you need. Each month is a different color ink and a different stamp set. You get to keep these!

Bonus * Bonus  *  Bonus

If you subscribe with me as your demonstrator, I will send you a piercing mat. This is a great item to have. When you stamp with photopolymer stamps, it gives you a great cushion. All the stamps that come with Paper Pumpkin are photopolymer (clear). (Don’t order the mat.  I will send it to you after I get the notification that you have subscribed.)


If you click on the “3 Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription”, it will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Then the special price will come up. After you order, you will be prompted to select a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. Here’s a link to the Sale-A-Bration brochure.

If you subscribe now, you will get the kit for March (sometime after March 10.) However, you will be eligible to order kits from other months at any time! Fun! (Here’s a link to see the past kits that are currently available.)

Hope you are having a fun weekend.



Birthday Greetings with Seaside Shore

You know I love a good challenge. This week’s Global Design Project challenge has got to be one of my favorites. I pulled out my Seaside Shore stamp set and went to town, well, to the shore. This is going to be a birthday card for a neighbor who loves to fish!

Seaside shore stamp set, lots of labels framelits, stampin' up!

Here’s the sketch challenge for Global Design Project #074

Global Design Project, #Gdp074

Design Notes for Seaside Shore Birthday Card:

When I looked at the sketch, I wasn’t sure how I was going to make it all work. Then I turned the sketch and the great Ah – Ha! I knew just what I wanted to do. I love it when it all comes together so quickly!

Do you see the very cool edge on the tag? I just used one of the Lots of Labels Framelits, leaving one end of the paper outside of the Framelit. First, make sure you have cut the card stock the proper width so that it will slide in the Framelit.

cut one end of Lots of Labels framelits, birthday card,, Stampin' Up!

One final detail…I don’t always show or mention this, but I generally decorate the envelopes I use. Shelli Gardner, the founder of Stampin’ Up! often gives stamping demonstrations at our conventions. She always say, “No naked envelopes.” I take that advice to heart!

No naked envelop! Seaside Shore stamp set, birthday

Supply List for Seaside Shore Birthday Card:


Sale-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!

Today I used the Seaside Shore stamp set by itself. It’s part of a suite of products called By the Shore. There is some yummy paper, By the Shore Designer Series Paper and a wonderful Textured Embossing Folder, Seaside. If you but  the stamp set, some paper and the embossing folder, you just need to add some ribbon or a package of coordinating card stock and you will qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item. ($50 purchase before shipping and tax.)  Click on any one of the images below, order what you need and you will be prompted to select a FREE item. Check out the Sale-A-Bration brochure here.



Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you enjoyed this card.


Have a good weekend.

Happy Happenings – It’s a Baby!

Recently, I needed a new baby card. I enjoy making just about every card I make. However, right near the top of my list is making new baby cards. I can’t think of a happier event to commemorate with a hand crafted card. Happy Happenings is just the right stamp set for all happy events, including new baby. Here’s my happy baby card.

Happy Happenings stamp set, Sunburst die, Stitched Shapes dies, new baby card

Design Notes on Happy Happenings – New Baby Card:

I think this card certainly qualifies as a clean and simple card. I confess to doing more that a little die cutting, Yes, the Big Shot got a bit of a work out. First I stamped the sentiment on some Very Vanilla card stock. Then I cut that out using one of the Stitched Shapes ovals. While I was there, I cut out the next larger oval from some Night of Navy card stock. The So Saffron card stock seemed the perfect sunny background using the Sunburst Die. Layer, layer, layer, then add a few Metallic Enamel Shapes. Pretty much done. I did stamp a sentiment on the inside and was really finished then!

Happy Happenings stamp set, new baby card

Supplies for Happy Happenings – New Baby Card:


I wanted to give you a close up of the Happy Happenings stamp set images You can see for yourself how many different occasions this set will help you celebrate.

Happy Happenings stamp set images, Stampin' Up!,

See, it’s a really can’t miss stamp set. Something for every good news event!

Thanks for stopping by today. Remember, if you’d like to order, it’s really easy. Just click on any of the images in the supply section above. That will take you directly to may 24-7 on-line store. Be sure to use the Host Code for February (9WUEV9CS) when you order. That way, you will be eligible to win at least $15 in Host Benefits.

See you tomorrow.



In High Tide or Low Tide

“In high tide or low tide, I’ll be by your side.”

I love this sentiment. What a great way to offer support for someone. Or, perhaps you want to just reaffirm that you are there for your friend. It might even be a nice anniversary card. I made this card when I realized that the High Tide stamp set hadn’t seen much ink since I purchased it. Now, I can think of a few people who might like to receive this card.

High Tide Stamp set, Serence Scenery DSP, Wink of Stella, support card, Stampin' Up!

Design Notes for High Tide Card:

Want to make a card like this? Here are a few things that I did.

I stamped the lighthouse from High Tide in two steps. First, I stamped the lighthouse itself in Island Indigo ink. Next,  I went back and stamped the highlights in Marina Mist. My Paper Snips were just the thing to cut out the lighthouse.

The section at the bottom is a piece of the paper from Serene Scenery.  I cut it at 4″ then carefully tore to add an uneven edge. I made sure that part of it was wide enough so that I could stamp the sentiment.

Finally, I gave the background piece of Island Indigo some texture by running it through the Big Shot using the Woodgrain Embossing Folder.

And, and to just give it that last little bit of jazz, I added Wink of Stella on the sky and shore.


Supplies for High Tide Card:


Remember, it is still Sale-A-Bration time. That means that for each $50 you purchase, you can select an item from the Sale-A-Bration brochure. And, beginning next week there are three new items that you can select from. Here’s a little tease. Each of three new products are shown in this picture. I’ll give you a hint. There are two stamp sets and a package of paper to choose from.

Sale-A-Bration new items, Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you are warm and safe.

Happy Valentine’s Day!