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.

Kylie Bertucci International Blog Highlights,



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.


Step It Up Sunday – Coffee Cafe

Have you been waiting for the next Step It Up Sunday video and blog post? This week I am featuring the Coffee Cafe stamp set. This set if from the new 2017-2018 catalog and is part of a bundle of products. I’ve used a few of them in the video, well just about all of them I think.

Here are the three cards. I had so much fun making them!

Coffee Cafe stamp set, Step It Up, Stampin' Up!,

When you watch the video you should get all of the design details and some ideas on how to step up your cards.


Supply List for Coffee Cafe cards:

The Coffee Cafe stamp set can also be purchased as part of a bundle with the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies. Way to save money!



Hope you are having a great weekend.

Remember, all you need to do to order from me is to click below to go directly to my 24-7 on-line store., Stampin' Up!






Step It Up Sunday – All Things Thanks

Last Sunday some of my customers stopped by for my new catalog event. There were lots of samples from the new catalog, Make and Takes, retired items for sale, door prizes and refreshments. I wanted to send everyone a card and decided to use the very useful, All Things Thanks stamp set. I also used the basic card as a start for my Step It Up Sunday Series. Here’s the card I started with.

All Things Thanks stamp set, Step It Up card, Stampin Up!,

Nice, isn’t it? Oh, watch the video to find out why I used Calypso Coral! Thanks, Michael Maybroda!

Here’s the video with all three cards and some hints fror making your cards go from nice to WOW!

Supply List for All Things Thanks:


Did you notice that the All Things Thanks stamp set is available in both clear mount and wood mount?


You have until Tuesday evening to vote for my card on Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog HIghlights. (You can only vote once.) My card is # 37. Just click below to get to the site and then click on the heart on the upper right hand corner of my card. Last I heard I was in the top 20. I am aiming for Top 10.

May International Highlights, Masculine card,

Thanks so much.


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!