Vacation Memories with Colorful Seasons.

My husband and I have been fortunate enough to have enjoyed many wonderful vacations. Some packed with touring and sightseeing, some with much needed relaxing. The theme this month for Kylie Bertucci’s Blog Highlights is vacation. It didn’t take much thought for me to think about the wonderful relaxing vacations Jerry and I enjoyed in Maine. We’d go to Southport Island, a little place near Boothbay Harbor. I recall spending a lot of time sitting on our deck or down by the water watching activity in the nearly inlet. So, I set out with Colorful Seasons to make a card to remind me of those great days.

Colorful Seasons stamp set, Sea of Textures stamp set, Lilypad Lake stamp set, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Stampin' Up!,

Do you love this card? I feel relaxed just looking at it. Would you go to Kylie’s blog and vote for my card? If I am in the top ten (as I was last month), I get to be in a blog hop in early August. Thanks!

Design Notes for Colorful Seasons Card:

Can you believe it? I used three different stamp sets for this card. I began with Colorful Seasons and the “just breathe” sentiment. After some paper tearing and sponging, I added a few beachy things with a stamp from the Sea of Textures stamp set. Next, I used the Lilypad Lake stamp set for the distant sail boats.

And about the chairs… I love the Adirondack chairs from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits.The Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ Paper Stack seemed perfect. I thought it gave the chairs a rustic, Maine, look!

Finally, I added some Wink of Stella to the beach area to represent the sun shining on the sand. Is anything ever harmed by adding a little Wink of Stella?

Supply List for Colorful Seasons Card:


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So glad you stopped by today. Please remember to go on over to Kylie’s blog and vote for my card. I’d really appreciate it!



A Little Look at Lovely Lipstick!

A few weeks ago, demonstrators who had attended a Stampin’ Up! event were able to purchase some new catalog products. One of the things we could purchase were the new 2018-2020 In-Color ink pads and some card stock in those colors. I can’t begin to pick a favorite but if forced, Lovely Lipstick would be right near the top. Here’s my first project using that color.

Lovely Lipstick In color, Detailed With Love stamp set, Layering Ovals Framelits, Detailed Trio Punch, Stampin' Up!,

I love this bright, clear red! I think you will be seeing a lot of this color!


Design Notes for Lovely Lipstick Card:

Seems like a long time since I had made a z-fold card. I used a new stamp set from the 2018-19 Annual catalog called Detailed with Love. You will be able to purchase that stamp set June 1. That oval shape really showed off the Lovely Lipstick color. I think there are lots of colors I could have used to complement it but the Sahara Sand was my choice for today.

While you can’t purchase the stamp set that I used  yet, there are some wonderful new items you can pick up!

First, a set of In Color ink pads. Buy all five colors and you can get 10% off! Yea!


Even more exciting, there are three other bundles featuring the Love What You Do stamp set. In this video you will see the three different bundles and Free items that are included with each of the Bundles.


Here’s the first Getting Started Bundle. Click on the image to go to my 24-7 on-line store and see each of the items in the Bundle.

The next bundle, A Little More, Please contains all of the products from the Just Getting Started Bundle but added some card stock, accessories and TWO gifts! Click on the image to go to my 24-7 on-line store and see each of the items in the Bundle.


The third Bundle is pretty special and includes three Free items. Click on the image to go to my 24-7 on-line store and see each of the items in the Bundle.

Hope you are having a great day!



Seaside Shore Super Z Fold

Most of the time, I design my own cards. I do use challenges for inspiration for layout or color but the designs are mine. Today, I CASed  (Copy and Share) something from another demonstrator, Dawn Griffith. The other day, I saw a video she made to create a Z fold card that pulled out using the Lots of Labels Framelits. Very cool. I decided to see if I could make one. I used different stamps and papers but the really cool part, pulling out the Z fold was from Dawn! Here’s my version using the Seaside Shore stamp set.

Seaside Shore stamp set, Lots of Labels Framelits, Z fold, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!,

Don’t you love this color combo? There is some Calypso Coral on the inside.


Seaside Shore stamp set, Lots of Labels Framelits, Z fold, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!,


Design Notes for Seaside Shore Z Fold Card:

To be honest, I followed the directions in Dawln’s video! Advise – do all of the cutting, then all the stamping, then assemble. This is actually the way Dawn presents it but I don’t always follow directions! If you want to make a card like this, look for a stamp set that has lots of different images, like Seaside Shore. You have four different places to stamp, front, two inside pieces and the back. Oh, here’s the back of my card.

Seaside Shore stamp set, Lots of Labels Framelits, Z fold, Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Up!,


Supply List for Seaside Shore Z Fold Card:


Sa;e-A-Bration, Stampin' Up!,

If you were to purchase the Clear Mount stamp set and the Framelits you would be really close to earning a FREE item from one of the Sale-A-Bration Brochures. Maybe you could add some paper or perhaps Wink of Stella. It’s your choice. When you are ready to order just click here and it will take you to my 24-7 on-line store. Be sure to use this month’s host code – WZQPZ4D7 – to be eligible to win this month’s Host Benefits.

Here are links to the two Sale-A-Bration Brochures.

first S-A-B 2018


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