At Home With You for Christmas

The stamp set, At Home with You is in the annual catalog. It is in the Everyday Occasions section, not the Holiday section.  In fact, I’m finding it to be one of the most versatile sets I own! I’ve used it for new house cards, for autumn greetings and for birthday.
Today, I’m showing you my latest effort with this stamp set, a Christmas card.

At Home With You stamp set, Boxwood Wreath, Stampin' Up!,

I actually made two versions of the card. It is one of the cards people in my December classes will make and they may opt not to use one of the Boxwood Wreaths. Not sure how they will do in the mail. So, here is the alternate version.

At Home with You stamp set, Blender Pens, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Up!


Design Notes for At Home With You Card:

If you like to color, you will love making a card like this. First, I stamped the door, the planter, the package and the wreath, then colored them with Watercolor Pencils. Next, I used a Blender Pen to smooth everything out. Finally, I used the At Home Thinlits to cut out the pieces. They all were adhered to the piece of Night of Navy. I had used the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. Be sure to use lots of adhesive when you adhere things to paper that has been embossed.

Supply List for At Home With You Card:

The At Home With You stamp set is part of a bundle with the At Home Thinlits. Buy them together and save 10%! Yea!


It’s Still Sale Time:

You still have time to pick up some great bargains from Stampin’ Up! Here’s what’s on sale! These items are only available while supplies last, so if you see something, GET IT!


These items will be retiring from the holiday catalog. Stamps will be produced till Dec. 21 , then no more! Pick up what you want now. (Can you bear to think about next year’s cards?)



This Little Piggy – Channeling Charlotte’s Web

If you are a fan of E.B. White’s writing, you may recognize my version of Wilbur from White’s Charlotte’s Web. I’m not sure who will get this Halloween card but I think This Little Piggy will be a hit!

This Little Piggy stamp set, Halloween, Spooky Cat stamp set, Watercolor Pencils, Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Paper

Am I imagining it or is Wilbur smiling at me?

Design Notes for This Little Piggy Card:

I guess I am still a little girl at heart. I love to color. So, whenever I can, I like to use our Watercolor Pencils. The pig was colored first with the pink Watercolor Pencil then I used the Blender Pen to soften and blend the color. The witch’s hat stamp is from Spooky Cat stamp set. The little spider hanging off of the hat almost didn’t make it. But, since I was convinced the card was a reminder of Charlotte’s Web, it had to stay. My Paper Snips made it not awful to cut out!

And, don’t you love the Foil Frenzy Paper as the first layer? I needed something to perk up the barn look. Foil Frenzy did the trick for me. The final touch was the yummy Peek-A-Boo Peach Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon.

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Designer Series Paper sale

Are you thinking about Christmas cards yet? I know that I’m planning our card as well as cards for my Christmas Stamp-A-Stack. With that in mind, I’ll be putting in an order in the next few days so that I can get another round of Designer Series Paper. This order, for me, will include some packages of Be Merry Designer Series Paper. Perhaps some Christmas Around the World will be another choice. In any event, I’ll be getting 4 packages since I can get 1 free with each 3 that I order.

DSP Sale,, Stampin' Up!

If you would like to order on-line, just click here to go to my 24-7 on-line store. Remember to use the Host Code for October, ZCDNA69A to be eligible for Host Benefits.

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Sugarplum Dreams for Swap Time

Yesterday I went to a Shoe Box Swap. Do you know what that is? A group of demonstrators get together and everyone brings the materials in a box to make a card. We each get to make each others cards.* Always a fun time. We all used some products from the Holiday Catalog. I used the Sugarplum Dreams stamp set and a few other goodies.

Sugarplum Dreams stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Card Front builder Framelits, Metallic Enamel shapes,

Design Notes for Sugarplum Dreams Card:

As soon as I saw this stamp set in the Holiday Catalog, I knew I had to have it. The images are so delightful, right from the Nutcracker Ballet. Is there anything that says “Holiday” more than the Nutcracker? I think not. I started by stamping the nutcracker on card stock with Black Archival ink. Next I colored him in with our Watercolor Pencils and then blended the colors with one of my Blender Pens. We do love to color. The Stitched Shapes framelits just seemed to be the right touch here with the gold oval giving the regal look. The frame on the Real Red card stock is made with a Framelit from the Card Front Builder Framelits. That’s also something new and wonderful in the Holiday catalog.

I thought the Nutcrackers headpiece needed a little special attention. O.K., I might have gone overboard, but I do love me some bling. In this case, Metallic Enamel Shapes.

Sugarplum Dreams stamp set, Stampin' Up!,

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Hope you are all safe and having a good day.



  • I know there were some of you out there wondering if we swapped shoe boxes.

Happy New House – a Happy Occasion

My mother used to say, “Life is short, celebrate everything”. I love to make cards, especially for happy occasions. One of my favorites is to make new home cards. It’s such a significant time, the beginning of so many memories. So, I was pleased to be able to make a card for a lovely friend who is buying a new home. I know that she and her family will make many great memories there.

At Home with you stamp set, new house card, Stampin UP!,, embossing paste

This was my first official creation with this At Home With You stamp set and Framelits. I love it. I can see Thanksgiving cards and Chtismas cards created with this as well.

Design Notes for New House Card:

My newest favorite technique is using Embossing Paste. I took a little paste and dyed it with some Crumb Cake Ink Refill for the bricks. One of the masks in the Pattern Party Decorative Masks set worked perfectly for that. The front door was a little trickier. I stamped the door image with Cajun Craze ink and quickly added some Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder. That made it easier to paint in the sections of the door with an Aqua Painter and some Cajun Craze ink. The darker sections I colored with the Early Espresso Watercolor Pencil and then blended with a Blender Pen. My desk was full of tools by the time I finished!

I even did a little something on the inside. Don’t you love that little basket of flowers?New house, At Home With You stamp set, Stampin' Up!,



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Remember that you save 10% when you buy a bundle like the At Home With You Bundle.



I hope you are having a great day in your home. Remember, there is always something to celebrate!


Bella & Friends Get My Vote!

Don’t you just love the stamp set, Bella & Friends? The images of puppy Bella elicit an “awww” from just about everyone. I’m participating in Kylie’s International Blog Review again this month and the theme was encouragement. The Bella set just called out to me.

Bella & Friends stamp set, Embossing Paste, Stampin' Up!,

Kylie Bertucci International Blog Highlights,

If you have a minute, would you go to Kylie’s blog and vote for my card? Just go to my card, find the heart on the upper right hand corner of the card and click. You should get a message saying that you have 4 votes left. (You can only vote for my card one time!) Thanks!


Design Notes for Bella & Friends Card:

I once again, have been playing with the Embossing Paste. It is just so much fun. I used the clouds mask from Pattern Party Decorative Masks. Before I applied the paste, I did a little sponging on the piece of Soft Sky card stock. When I applied the paste, I tried to make it a little blotchy so that the clouds would have a some texture. Bella and her friend were colored in with Watercolor Pencils and then I softened the color with a Blender Pen.


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Bonus Day coupon

Remember, for each $50 you spend in July, you will receive a coupon for $5 to spend in August. If you were to buy the Bella & Friends stamp set, the Embossing Paste, masks and tools and the Watercolor Pencils you would have spent enough to qualify for the coupon.

Remember to use the Host Code when you order from me. This month’s code is UJXDBNU7. Here’s the link to my on-line store. Thank you so much for shopping with me., Stampin' Up!

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will go over to Kylie’s blog post and vote for my card.