Tranquil Tulips, Final Inking?

Yes, I guess I was striving for tranquil today. In our community, they plant thousands of tulips in a variety of colors. They are just blooming now and yesterday morning I noticed some purple, plummy colored ones. So when I went to use the Tranquil Tulips stamp set, I gravitated to the Perfect Plum ink.

Tranquil Tulips stamp set, Naturally Eclectic DSP, Congratulation, Stampin' Up!,

Here’s a picture of one of the tulip beds here that was my inspiration.

Now if only we’d get some warm, spring like weather.

Design Notes for Tranquil Tulips Card:

After I stamped the stems and tulips, I thought the Tranquil Tide card stock would make a nice background. However, against the Whisper White card stock, it just wasn’t working. I found a piece of the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper that had just the right colors. The Petal Burst Embossing Folder  gave the paper a little texture. Next,  I used some Whisper White Classic Weave Ribbon. A Sponge Dauber helped me change it from Whisper White to Perfect Plum. If you have Whisper White ribbon, ink and daubers, you can have any color ribbon!

I added the “congratulations” sentiment from the Beautiful You stamp set but this card could fill in for lots of different occasions: birthday, thank you, even sympathy. I often leave the cards I make without a sentiment until I know what I need them for.

Supply List for Tranquil Tulips Card:

The Tranquil Tulips stamp set is a Hostess Set, That means you can only purchase it if you host a party or place an order of $150 or more. Study the Retirement Lists. You can probably come up with things you want to get to total $150 or more! Then, you can purchase the Tranquil Tulips set for just $10 with your Hostess Benefits!



Retirement is Calling:

Retiring, Stampin' Up!,

Have you looked over the Retirement Lists? There are two lists for items that will no longer be available after May 31 (or while supplies last). One list is for items from the Annual Catalog and one is for the Occasions Catalog.

Annual Catalog Retired List-US

Occasions Catalog Retired List-US


Hope you are having a splendid, tulip filled day!










You Are My Anchor – Encore

Yesterday, I showed you what I made with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit called, You Are My Anchor. (Here in case you missed it.) I love using what’s leftover to create something new. As soon as I saw the kit, I knew what I would do. In May of 2016, my husband and I were on the Stampin’ Up! Incentive Trip, a cruise through the Mediterranean. What a great trip! I have been scrapping that trip in bits here and there and yesterday afternoon, did another page. We were lucky enough to be in Cannes, France for our anniversary. We spent a beautiful day in port and then had a fabulous dinner at one of the special restaurants on board.

You Are My Anchor, Paper Pumpkin, April, 2018, stampin' Up!,

I added the papers and used a marker but other than that, everything was left over from the kit. And, I still have more!

You Are My Anchor, Paper Pumpkin, April, 2018, stampin' Up!,

One of the best things about Paper Pumpkin is the stamp set, which I still have. I’ll use that for other pages in this book.

Supply List for You Are My Anchor Scrapbook Page:

Wouldn’t You Like to Earn a Trip?

There are so many great things about being a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator… the discount, getting new products early, the friendships, the events, and perhaps even a special trip. I’ll admit, I worked hard to earn that trip. But, it was so worth it. Stampin’ Up! always treats demonstrators well, but the Incentive trips are over the top! Show, stamping opportunities and special terrific gifts every day. Would you like to earn a trip like that? All you need to do to get started is to purchase the Starter Kit. It’s $99 and you get to select $125. in merchandise from either the Annual Catalog or the the Occasions Catalog, or even from the Clearance Rack. I’d love to have you join my team and will help you in any way I can if you are interested in becoming a business minded demonstrator. Just call or email me with your questions. ([email protected]) If you’re ready to join my team now, just click on the image below. You won’t be sorry! - Join My Team

Hope you are having a great day!





Paper Pumpkin – Creativity Starts Here!

Okay, I’ve probably said this before, but really, this month’s Paper Pumpkin is a knock out and definitely one of my favorites. It was chock full of materials and a great stamp set. I made 20 – yes – 20 3″ x 3″ note cards, with envelopes. There were materials to make four each of five different cards. Here’s a look at what I made.

Paper Pumpkin, You Are My anchor, April, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

And to top it all off, there were four adorable little boxes to decorate. I’m planning to fill the boxes with the note cards and use them for door prizes at my May card classes.

Paper Pumpkin, You Are My anchor, April, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

Paper Pumpkin, You Are My anchor, April, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

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If you’ve never subscribed before, there is a great deal going on right now. Paper Pumpkin,Alternate Projects, Paper Pumpkin Sale, Stampin' Up!,

Yes, you get 50% off your subscription for the first two months. If you subscribe now, you will start with the May kit. Remember, that any new subscriber gets a FREE Stampin’ Pierce Mat from me as a gift. All of the stamps that come with the Paper Pumpkin kits are photopolymer. These stamps work best if you use the piercing mat underneath.

Just click here and you will be taken to the Paper Pumpkin site.

More Good News:

Clearance Rack, Stampin' Up!,

The Clearance Rack has been updated! Hurry over there right now to see what you can get at a fabulous price, some items even 60% off!

Here are all the items that are presently on the Clearance Rack. They are only available while supplies last, so please do not hesitate. Click on any item belwo to go to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember, to use the Host Code for April, BDPHTPDQ. If your on-line order is $50 or more, I’ll send you a package of Metallic Foil Doilies as a thank you.


Thank for stopping by today. I hope you have a great day.


Oh, later this week, I’ll share what I made with the leftovers from this great kit. I’m in love with the stamp set!

Paper Pumpkin, You Are My anchor, April, 2018, Stampin' Up!,

Can I Survive Without Lots of Labels?

Every year when the retirement list for Stampin’ Up! products is released, I try to be philosophical. I know there are things that I will miss but have learned that I don’t miss them for long since there are always great new things I love as much. But, I confess, every year there is something I’m sure I can’t live without. This year, I’m sure I can’t live without Lots of Labels Framelits. (Oh, Teeny, Tiny Wishes stamp set too, but that’s a story for another time.) Anyway, today’s card features my beloved Lots of Labels in a clean and simple card you could send to anyone.

Lots of Lables Framelits, Lots of Love stamp set, #GDP134, Stampin' Up!,

Here’s the sketch that inspired this card. I took a few liberties…

Global Design Project, #GDP134, Stampin' Up!,

Design Notes for Lots of Labels Card:

Note the breath-taking simplicity. Stamp and punch sentiment, place on cut out framelit. Add some ribbon and twine. Layer with Designer Series Paper, Tranquil Tide Card Stock. Done. The first version of this card, well, the unfinished version. didn’t have the little knot of Linen Thread. I kept looking at the card and felt it was missing something. Pearls? No. A clip? No. Wink of Stella? No. (Sadly.) Finallly, I thought of adding a bow with some Linen Thread as they sketch seems to show. That was too much. (Isn’t it easy to go overboard?) I was absolutely giddy after I did just the knot. It just doesn’t take much to make me happy.

Supply List for Lots of Labels card:

I think I am having some separation issues. I used a few retiring items in this card, stamp set, Framelits, and Designer Paper.



Retiring, Stampin' Up!,

Off to Retirement:

As I mentioned, some of the items I used today are retiring. If you’d like to make a card like the one I made, you need to act quickly. I would especially recommend that you get the Lots of Labels Framelits. They are just indispensable!

Here are the lists of items that will be retiring.

Annual Catalog – AC Retired List-US

Occasions Catalog – OCC Retired List-US

Remember to use this months’ Host Code: BDPHTPDQ, Remember also, if your on-line purchase is $50 or more, I’ll send you a package of Metallic Foil Doilies as a thank you gift.

Hope you are having a great day with some time for stamping.


P.S. Here’s a card i made using Lots of Labels and Message In a Bottle stamp set.

Message in a Bottle stamp set, Masking, Stampin' Up!,



Daisy Delight Departing!

Oh, one of my favorite Designer Series Papers, Daisy Delight, is retiring. I know there will be other wonderful papers to replace it in my heart but right now, it’s sad. So when I needed to make a few thank you cards. I decided I could use the last of the Daisy Delight for the task.

Daisy delight Designer Series Paper, All things Thanks stamp set, thank you card, cutting red rubber stamps, stampin' Up!,

Isn’t that a cheerful thanks?

Design Notes for Daisy Delight Card:

this gate fold card is an easy fun way to create a card that is just a little different. Cut the card stock at 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ , add a little mark along the 8 1/2″ side at 4 1/4″. Fold each side over to this mark.

I couldn’t find that exact sentiment I wanted so I created it. I liked the”thanks” from one of the stamps in the All Things Thanks stamp set. I cut it. When you want to modify a stamp, be sure to cut from the image side, not the label. Here’s why, the label and stamp were not perfectly lined up, thought very close as you can see here.

Daisy delight Designer Series Paper, All things Thanks stamp set, thank you card, cutting red rubber stamps, stampin' Up!, Daisy delight Designer Series Paper, All things Thanks stamp set, thank you card, cutting red rubber stamps, stampin' Up!,


Supply List for Daisy Delight Card:



Love This Paper?

Retiring, Stampin' Up!,

Do you love this paper like I do? Then you need to order it today. It will be retiring soon. There are other designer papers retiring as well. Stock up!


Click here to go to my 24-7 on-line store so that you can order your papers. Be sure to use the Host Code for April, BDPHTPDQ. At the end of the month, you might win the Host Benefits.

Anyone who places an on-line order for $50 or more will receive a package of Metallic Foil Doilies from me.

Hope you are having a great day.