Crafting Forever Thank You Cards

January is a busy thank you card month! I seem to have just finished my Christmas thank you cards and now, happily, need to start on thank you cards for everyone who is purchasing this month (and getting some great Sale-A-Bration items). I pulled out one of my favorite sets – Crafting Forever. It is a great set! It’s perfect for a card to send to a fellow crafter/card maker.

Crafting Forever stamp set, Watercolor Pencils, Stampin' Up!,

Did you recognize the Picture Perfect Designer Series Paper? I guess you would call these pages the B side! The other side has more photographic images that are especially good for birthday cards – candles, balloons, etc.


Design Notes for Crafting Forever Cards:

I had such fun creating these cards. I started with the Very Vanilla Note Cards. They are just the right size for a quick note. I stamped the pot of brushes and tools onto a piece of Very Vanilla card stock. Coloring the brushes and tools was fun with my Watercolor Pencils. I also stamped the pot part on some of the Picture Perfect Designer Paper. Next, I just cut out the pot section from the Designer Paper that I had stamped and adhered it to the pot that I had stamped on the Very Vanilla. A sentiment and some Circle Punch layers finished off the card.


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I have a few more thank you cards to make. I am always so grateful to everyone who selects me as their demonstrator. If you’d like to purchase through me, just click on the Shop Now button below.Remember, this is Sale-A-Bration time! For each $50 you spend, you get to select something from the Sale-A-bration brochure.

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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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At Home with You for Christmas

Does it seem like I am posting a lot (too many?) Christmas cards? I’m trying to keep it to once a week. But there are just so many great stamp set, and paper and accessories and Framelits. Well, you understand my dilemma. Here’s my latest Christmas greeting. It’s not even made with a strictly Christmas stamp set but with the At Home with You stamp set and coordinating Framelits.

At Home with You stamp set, At Home thinlits, christmas, Watercolor Pencils,Stampin' Up!,

Okay, don’t think about leaving three gift wrapped presents on your door step. Just think of them as empty boxes, that are cutely wrapped.


Design Notes for At Home with You Card:

I’ve been playing a lot with my new Blends Alcohol Markers and realized I needed time to play with my Watercolor Pencils. They are really good in smaller areas. I stamped, colored, then used the At Home Framelits to cut out the lantern, door, garland, greeting and packages. If you look closely, you can see that I added a piece of Window Sheet on top of the lantern to make it look like glass.

At Home with You stamp set, Watercolor Pencils, At HOme Framelits, Christmas, Stampin' Up!,

You can also see the Wink of Stella I added all around the door.

Did you notice that each package is colored a bit differently? I used some heat embossing on one of the packages. Finally, I used the Watercolor Pencils on each of the packages.

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Oh! The At Home With You stamp set and At Home Framelits are a bundle! Yea! Buy the bundle, then you save 10%.


If you would like to purchase any of these items, all you need to do is to click on the picture of the item. That will take you directly to my 24-7 on-line store. If you are placing an order greater than $150, you will earn Host Rewards – Terrific!  If your order is less than $150, I’d love for you to add the Host Code to your order so that I can bundle your order with others. October Host Code: ZCDNA69A. At the end of the month, someone will receive the Host Rewards.

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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!