Thinking of You with Colorful Seasons

A friend of mine recently underwent a procedure. She’s doing fine and feeling better. Of course, I wanted her to know that I have been thinking of her. I was stunned when I realized that I had not posted anything with the Colorful Seasons stamp set and the accompanying, Seasonal Layers Framelits Dies. A definite oversight. So, it was meant to be that I used these for my friend’s card.

Colorful Seasons stamp set, thinking of you, Seasonal Layers Framelits Dies, heat embossing, Stampin' Up!,

Do you like the layout? It’s this week’s challenge from TGIF Challenges. Here’s the sketch I (more or less) followed as my inspiration. Click on the icon below to go over there and see some other great cards.

Design Notes for Colorful Seasons Card:

“Hi, my name is Dianne and I’m a heat embosser.” Do I need a 12 step program for heat embossing? I hope not. I just love stamping, adding powder then watching the powder melt and become something so beautiful. In this case, I used Copper Heat Emboss Powder. Next, I used an Aqua Painter to add color to each of the leaves. Each leaf is a mixture of Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Cherry Cobbler and Always Artichoke inks. (Not all on the same leaf.) After I cut them out with the Seasonal Layers Framelits Dies, I sponged around the edges just a bit to extend the leaf colors.

I tried to keep the rest simple since the leaves were taking center stage. I did stamp the sentiment piece with the smaller leaf and some stamped off ink. Some Copper Trim was the final touch to pull it all together.

Supply List for Colorful Seasons Card:

Lots of fall colored inks here!



Hope you are having a great day!



Sunday CASE – Eastern Palace Suite

Today I am starting a new Video series. In each video I will take a card that I have seen or perhaps received in a swap and CASE it. Do you know what that means? CASE means Copy And Share Everywhere. Sometimes you want to case because you love something you’ve seen and want to make it yourself. Other times, you are in a valley of inspiration and need a kick start. Today I am going to CASE a card I received in a new catalog swap using the Eastern Palace Suite of products.. I’ll give you some tips for CASing as I go along.

Unfortunatly, I can’t tell you who made the original card. There isn’t a name on it and if something was enclosed, I’ve lost it.

I am sure that you can imagine some other ways that you could case this card. I’d love to see them. Why not email me and send a picture of what you make. Perhaps I’ll post them here!

Supply list for Easter Palace Suite:



Please leave my comments about the video or about CASing! I love to hear from you!

Have a great Sunday.


P.S. You still have a little time to vote for my card on Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights.

Click on the image below to go to her blog to vote.

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Step It Up Sunday- Lovely Inside & Out

Yes, you are correct, it is not Sunday. We’ve had loads of company in the last week and a half and no time to do a video till last night. My craft room doubles as a second guest room so it was hard to manage the video! For this, probably last in the series, Step It Up video, I selected the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set. As you will see, the stamp set is great but even better when you pair it with the Lovely Words Thinlits.

Lovely Inside & Out Stamp Set Cards Supply List:

Remember, you can purchase the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set and Lovely Words Thinlits separately, but you save when you buy the bundle. The stamp set, and bundle, are available with either wood mount or clear mount stamps. If you purchase clear mount, remember to have the appropriate clear blocks – c, b, and h. See page 217 in the catalog.

Bonus Day coupon


If you were to buy either the wood mount or the clear mount bundle this month, you could earn a coupon for $5 to spend in August just by adding some little thing to your order. The Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder is just $7.50 (item # 133709). The Calypso Coral 1/4″ Ombre Ribbon is $7.00 (item # 144235).

Just go to my 24-7 on-line store to place your order. Click below., Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by today.


Eastern Beauty – Global Design Project, A Great Match

I like challenges but I love when the challenge involve colors. This week the Global Design Project challenge involved using three great colors – Pool Party, Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist. Three great colors. I pulled out the Eastern Beauty stamp set and started playing with the Embossing Paste – again!!! What do you think?

Eastern Beauty stamp set, Embossing Paste, GDP093, Stampin' Up!,

Isn’t this a great color combination? I have to admit, I never would have thought of this combination by myself but I think it works! Here’s the challenge logo with the colors.


Design Notes for Eastern Beauty Card:

If you look in the catalog, page 201, you can see the medallion mask from the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set. It is clearly too large for the front of a standard (4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″) card front. So, just use one corner of it. Brilliant! That’s what I did with this card. This time I did not tint the paste but used it directly from the jar. However, not being one to leave well enough alone, I sprinkled some Dazzling Diamonds Glitter on the paste while it was still wet. I’m pretty pleased with the effect. I added a touch of Lemon Lime Twist behind the sentiment. The little medallion was cut from the Eastern Medallions Thinlits. But, as I often think, it needed just a little something more. Ah, the Glitter Enamel Dots to the rescue. Done.


Supply List for Eastern Beauty Card:


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Step It Up Sunday – Sheet Music Background Stamp

Did you see my Step It Up Sunday video last week? I hope you did. (If you missed it, just go to Video Tutorials above and find Step It Up videos.) Today is Sunday so the next video in the series is ready. Do you love the background stamp from the new catalog called Sheet Music? I’ve been anxious to use it and I think it turned out to be a good stamp to demonstrate how you can so easily step up a card from basic and lovely to a little more elaborate and WOW!

Step it Up Sunday – Sheet Music – The Video!


Here are the three cards together. Do you have a favorite?

Sheet Music stamp set, stepped up cards, video tutorial, Stampin' Up!,

Supply List Sheet Music Stepped Up Cards:

Both the Sheet Music stamp set and the Flourishing Phrases stamp set come in wood mount and clear mount. When it is a large background stamp, I prefer the wood mount. You can choose!



So, isn’t that easy? Remember, if you want to try your hand at step up cards, just send me some pictures and I may post your cards!