Pretty Kitty Celebrates Halloween!

Well, Pretty Kitty is one of those stamp sets that, to me, needs just the right occasions. Well, cats, Halloween, why not?

Pretty Kitty stamp set, Halloween, Stampin' Up!,

How cute is this little kitty prancing on the fence?



Design Notes for Pretty Kitty Halloween Card:

The kitty was fun to do. I stamped him with Basic Gray ink on Whisper White card stock. I used the light Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends marker to color him in. A little light Pumpkin Pie Blend for the cute little bow. For his ears, I used some of the Light Petal Pink Stampin’ Blend. Next, I used one of the Journaling Pens to outline his mouth and nose. Finally, I did some fussy cutting with my Paper Snips.

The fence was easy. I trimmed a piece of Basic Black card stock with the zig zig Framelit from the Playful Pennants Framelits set. I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to score each fence part and then sponged on just a bit of White Craft ink on each crease.

Are you wondering about the “Boo” on the front? it’s a left over from the September Paper Pumpkin kit!



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There is still time to vote for my card over at Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. Just click on the photo below to go to the site. My card is #11.

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Memories & More From High School Days

Today I’m taking the ferry over to Cape May and meeting a high school friend for lunch. I’ve not seen her in a few years. I wanted to take something to her and found a few cards I could give her. But, of course, I couldn’t just put them in a bag. I used an Acetate Card Box and made a special card to show through on the top of the box.

Detailed with Love stamp set, Acetate Card Box, Graceful Glass Designer Series Paper, Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack, Stampin' Up!,


Design Notes for Acetate Card Box Project:

Well, when you start with a piece of the Graceful Glass Vellum you can’t go wrong. I just had the best time coloring the different sections with some of my Stampin’ Blends (Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake and Pool Party). I adhered it to a piece of Crumb Cake card stock, using some Glue Dots in the dark areas so they wouldn’t show through. The sentiment if from the Detailed with Love stamp set and really is special, don’t you think?

Are you wondering about the Memories & More reference in the blog title? Well, I used one of the tags from the Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack. Here’s a close up look at what’s in the pack. So versatile! While the set is primarily marketed for memory keeping, no one says you can’t use the parts for card making.

I popped a few cards in the box and added this special one on the top since the sentiment was selected just for my friend.

Detailed with Love stamp set, Acetate Card Box, Graceful Glass Designer Series Paper, Delightfully Detailed Memories & More Card Pack, Stampin' Up!,



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Good News!

Thanks for all of your votes! My card came in 4th in Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog Highlights. In a few weeks, I will be in an International Blog Hop! Yea!

Be sure to come back tomorrow. It’s Friday so there will be a special fold. There might also be a Christmas card! Yikes – 96 days till Christmas!

Thanks for stopping by today.


P.S. Here’s a picture of my friend Jane and myself from high school days! Jane is wearing the dark framed glasses, I am next to her on the right. Oh my, that was a long time ago! (And my hair was so naturally dark…)



Blended Seasons and Stampin’ Blends – Perfect Match!

Today there is a color challenge over at Try Stampin’ on Tuesday. I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to use some Stampin’ Blends with the Blended Seasons stamp set.

Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Seasons Framelits, TSOT,, Stampin' Up!


And here is the logo and link for the challenge.

TSOT, color challenge#4

Design Notes for Blended Seasons Card:

I’m a little sad this this stamp set won’t be available soon. I’ve had so much fun using it for variety of different cards. See some of them here and here. This time I opted to use the flowers from the set. Of course, the stamps call out for coloring. Water Color Pencils, markers, or, as I did with this card, Stampin Blends. 

I first stamped the image with Versamark and then heat embossed with Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder. It made it so easy to color in. It’s almost impossible to go outside the lines with the heat embossing!

The stamped piece was cut out with one of the Framelits from the Stitched Seasons Framelits. Because the die adds a stitched pattern on both the paper that is cut out and the one remaining, It’s nice to use both pieces. For this card I cut out a background piece from Daffodil Delight. I added a few little leaf curls to finish the front of the card and the envelope.

Blended Seasons stamp set, Stitched Seasons Framelits, TSOT color challenge, Stampin' Blends, Stampin' Up!,

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Blended Seasons – Buy it Now!

The wonderful stamp set and framelit set that I used is only available until the end of this month or until supplies last. Be sure to order this set soon. The stamp set is available in either clear mount or wood mount. So, you can order whichever you prefer. Just click on the image above to go to my 24-7 on-line store. Don’t for get to use this month’s Host Code, TDSUFUR6. You might win the Host Benefits!

Blended Seasons Bundle


Hope you are having a great day. Thanks for stopping by.




Catalog Inspiration with Graceful Glass

Do you ever get stuck for a card idea? Are you ever in a quandary about designing a card? It happens to all of us. There are lots of places out there to get inspiration. Demonstrators blog entries, like this one, Challenge sites like Global Design Project or Freshly Made Sketches. But one of the best inspirations is the Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog! Today I’m going to show you a note card I made using the Graceful Glass 6″ x 6″ Designer Vellum.

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Stampin' Up!,

If you look on page 164 in the new 2018-2019 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog, you’ll see my inspiration. Aren’t they beautiful?

Graceful Glass Suite, Stampin' Up!,


Design Notes for Graceful Glass Card:

I had so much fun coloring the vellum! I was just going to do one or two, using my Stampin’ Blends, but I ended up doing a whole sheet.

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Stampin' Up!,

I used the full sized card that is on Smoky Slate card stock as my inspiration. I changed a few things! Note card instead of full size card for starters. I used different colors and didn’t add anything in the background. The thank you was replaced with a birthday sentiment. The birthday sentiment looked a little lonely so I added the bird. Using the bird gave me a chance to play with the Stained Glass Thinlits, always a fun time. All in all, making this card relieved any problems I might have had with inspiration!

Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Stampin' Up!,


Supply List for Graceful Glass Card:

You can buy the Painted Glass stamp set and Stained Glass Thinlits dies separately or as a Bundle. buy the Bundle and save 10%!


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I know there must be so many things you want to order. When you order from me on line, please remember to use the June Host Code, FUECRK7R. That will entitle you to an opportunity to win the Host Benefits if on-line orders total $150 or more. Also, don’t forget that if you order on-line with me during June, and your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) I’ll send you a sampler of the new In-color ribbons.


Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to come back late Tuesday. I am participating in an International Blog Hop with Kylie Bertucci. There will be wonderful cards from around the world!





Beautiful You – Some Things Old and Some Things New!

Well, I couldn’t wait any longer. I was able to purchase some items from the new catalog after our On Stage event in Hartford a few weeks ago. I’ve been trying to focus on things that will be retiring but I just couldn’t keep my hands off. So, today’s post features a favorite stamp set that will be continuing, Beautiful You,  but also two new things.

Beautiful You stamp set, Stampin' Blends, Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, Layering Ovals Framelits, Birthday card, Stampin' Up!,


So, did you figure out which are the new products?

Design Notes for Beautiful You Card:

Well, I sure you noticed the beautiful new Designer Paper. It’s called Share What You Love. There are two great things about this paper, aside from the fact that it’s gorgeous! First, there are four of each sheet in the package. So you can use it with abandon. No need to horde! The other cool thing is that it has pearly highlights. You have to trust me on this, it doens’t show up in the picture!

The second new product is the truly yummy Velvet Ribbon. Of course, the Rich Razzleberry color is so rich and lovely but the ribbon also feels rich!

I also stamped the inside and used a little piece of the Designer Paper there. It’s just too pretty to throw away even a scrap!

Beautiful You stamp set, Stampin' Blends, Share What You Love Designer Series Paper, Layering Ovals Framelits, Birthday card, Stampin' Up!,

Supply List for Beautiful You Card:

You will be able to purchase items from the Suite, Share What You Love, starting on May 1. Isn’t that exciting?


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Hope you are having a great day. It was raining as I wrote this post. Hopefully, when it goes up, it will be sunny and beautiful.