Hostess stamps are for YOU!


Good morning! Boy, do I have a super fast card for you and yep, it is from a hostess stamp set but do you realize that a hostess stamp set is soooo doable? I know….I know…..Stampin’ Up! makes these stamps so darn tootin’ cute for you to want them…really want them and then you feel like – “That is just for those people that have parties”


NO, that is NOT TRUE!

This stamp set, Pun Intended is a great and versatile stamp set… it is fun, whimsical and still classic! There are several ways that you can earn this stamp set and do you see…it is just $9.50 ๐Ÿ˜€

If you have an order that exceeds $150.00 that allows you to earn hostess earnings and yep, you could choose to purchase this with your earnings and just think – (you would also quality for 3 SAB items)

You can contact me for your own Hostess Code and then share that code with family and friends all over and when they order, they use that specific code you give them and then you can watch your event sales grow to allow you to earn FREEBIES.

The best thing is with this is Stampin’ Up! ships their product directly to them…so you can have a friend that lives on the other side of the country and still have your event successful!




You really do not need me for this card, but you will get a wee bit of me! This is one of those cards that I call a “formula”WHY???? Easy – it is basic, it is clean, it can be used over and over and no one would ever say – “She always makes the same cards”

Again WHY???? By changing up the stamp, the DSP, the paper colors, the ink colors….you will have a totally different look and feel each and every time!




This DSP, Urban Underground is just one handsome collection of paper! I have used this so much. Look at the above picture, it might appear that I used a bunch of paper for layers but actually I did not!

The outside piece is just “5 x’s wide” – I was going for a clean and symmetrical look on the paper and then the black dot piece is just 1/4″ wide…because it is adhered so tightly against the other piece, it gives a visual that you layered one on the other.




Here you will see the other dimensions but did you notice the simple dots from a black pen to make the rather plain image have a bit of pizazz? You all know that I love my dots, my dashes etc….as I truly think that they are a super easy way to add a unique touch that cost nothing more of some extra time!




I want you to try this for a week….when you make projects, try to say – I am going to make it complete from beginning to end. What am I talking about? I am saying, look at the below picture and you will see what I do just about everyday – pull it all together by having my card and envelope work together!

If you do not have enough DSP…no biggie, how about stampin’ on the front of the envelope? You could have easily stamped this sentiment across the bottom of the envelope several times and trust me, whomever was receiving it would be so excited to see what was inside.

You could add a simple piece of Washi Tape across the back flap of the envelope…that would pull it together as well. I guess the point I am getting to is…..try to make your projects special with your own flair and signature ~ once you start doing this it just become automatic and that element of extra touches makes a difference!







This fun card could be sent to so many people in your life. It is one of those good old faithfuls that would be great to have on hand. We all have so many people that “light up our lives” in many ways and also for a variety of reasons.

Face it, we love to make cards…that’s why you are here looking at what I am up to today. I encourage you to make up multiple cards and send them randomly to people that least expect it – guess what???? Two things are going to happen...I PROMISE….

  1. You will make someones day ๐Ÿ˜€
  2. You will be proud of yourself because YOU will have this amazing feeling inside that you took the time so make a work of art from your heart and shared a special message to someone. ๐Ÿ˜€

Now go have a great day and I hope to see you tomorrow…..bring some Kleenex because I might touch your heart strings!



“Wing It” Wednesday!



I know…I know that you all are enjoying seeing soooooo many incredible projects of the holidays….so I decided to be differenttoday! It is “WING IT WEDNESDAY”!

This is not only a FUN card but it is one that uses a special stamp set, Pun Intended.. it is a fun, FUN stamp set and it is a hostess set. I usually do not blog about them…but they are sooooo attainable for YOU! Stampin’ Up! always does a great job with the hostess stamps and I just had to share as it is a FUN one!

The Hostess sets are in the back of the Annual Catalog and this one is only $9.50. If you have an order that is over $150.00 you can earn Hostess Rewards and then have the opportunity to choose a stamp set for a super discounted price. (pages 197 – 201) will share with you all of the sets and details!


Pun Intended Stampin' Up! Stamp Set, Hostess Set



You can click here to see another card that I made with this set, super simple yet very fun. Please feel free to email me if you are interested in getting a Hostess Code and by doing this, you can see if your friends and family need any Stampin’ Up! Products….gifts for the upcoming holiday etc…and the items will be shipped DIRECTLY to them so it does not matter if you live on the other side of the country! ๐Ÿ˜€






I think that you can see that I had fun making this card. It is really easy to do and I think that the below pictures will share with you an insight on how easy it is to make.

I do think using the Big Shot is easy to use but you could easily use hand circle punches as well. (It all depends if your circles need to be in the center) Because I was going with a variety of sizes, I used the ornament as I liked the “size” but just kept the top part towards the center as I knew that it would be covered up.







I did use a piece of white paper under the black “cut out piece” for ease and it also gives the card more stability (I love a nice heavy feeling card) ๐Ÿ™‚ย  Here is the FUN – just place whatever DSP your heart desires and then snip off the excess! (Doesn’t get any easier than that) plus it is fun and I bet that the circle make you smile!





I used the chevron print from the Pop of Pink DSP…classic to the max! This has been a popular DSP and you can see why – Black and White with a POP….I say, perfect!


Pop of Pink DSP


Here is a great shot to show you that I “Lifted Up” the focal part of the card with dimensionals so it let the camera POP right off the page but lets chat about the envelope! Darn, I do love my envelopes. I admit, there are times that I fel like I just do the same old thing with my envelope backs so I thought – WHY NOT?

I took a 2″ X 6″ piece of black card stock and did the same thing – just cut out random circles from it an pieced in the DSP – I LOVE the effect it gave and if this would not make you smile getting into your mailbox….nothing would!






Well….do you like? – NEWS FLASHYOU are awesome for popping in today! I need to share with you where the cute little “dots” came from…this is a stamp that is in the Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set! I wish that you would see mine as it is so stained – I think that this is a great “go to” stamp set and I find myself grabbing is often!

This font and the simple sentiments are why this wins my heart – you will never go wrong with having this on your shelf. Being that you can “see through” the stamp made is easy to stamp this fun and playful dotted line!







I hope that today’s card gave you a bit of a break from the Holiday Cards…I realize that it IS the seson fro getting the Holiday Cards going but I wanted to share something a tad bit different today!

HERE IS A NEWS FLASH….the stitched framelits are on very low or maybe are already depleted. You all went BONKERS over them (I get it as they are fabulous) and Stampin’ Up! has already gone through 2 shipments of them…..please do not wait but IF they are on backorder – they WILL be getting more shipments before they are in the catalog next year…..

Also, do not forget the 25% off of many great stamp sets just until the end of the month – CLICK HERE to see the offerings! Have a fabulous day…..and I will see you in the morning!


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Pals Blog Hop: In With the New…


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for June.  This month we are excited to show off new Stampin' Up! products from the just released 2015 – 2016 annual catalog.  We hope you find great inspiration from the projects.  Get your wish list ready!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie, number 17 on the Pals Hop.  If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects.

There is so much to love with this new catalog so I tried to put as much in the card that I could….(my FUN order isn't to be here until Friday so I am still working with a limited amount)


I am a true blue clean and simple gal – I love a very straight forward project and I am head over heels with the Background Designer Series Stacks – LOVE THEM…the prints are so fun and fresh!

Today I used selections from the Brights collection and the 1" square punch. So easy to turn the daffodil paper to an angle to get the effect of horizontal and vertical stripes with the square punch!


I think working and playing with paper is key in keeping cards/projects affordable plus it gives you sooooo many different ways to show your creativity!

It simple does not get any easier than this – POP of paper….adhere and done!


The hostess stamp sets are great! This one, Happy Birthday, Everyone has not only a great Image as shown here…but it also comes with a super variety of sentiments to "tag along" It really is not as hard as you think to  earn rewards for a hostess set!


If you follow my blog (and I hope you do/will), than you know I adore my dashes and dots….the white gel pen is an all time favorite of mine and I also adore working with Bakers twine. It is not only sooooo darn affordable, it can create a wow in an instant!


 Well…thoughts???? Would this perky Birthday Card make you happy! If you have time, please leave me a comment and let me know your thoughts!

There is lots of HOPPING to do…so please have fun….be a sponge and take it all in – there is so much to see and I realize that it takes a while for us to "figure out" the new catalog…I am thankful that we have a HOP like this to help!


The next stop is Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds, number 19 on the Pals Blog Hop!  Thanks for visiting; I hope to see you on next monthโ€™s Pals Hop!

Until tomorrow…..go get "inky" today!


  1. Peggy Noe at
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Lisa Pretto at InkBig Academy Stamps
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  6. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  7. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  9. Jennifer Michalski at
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Natalie Bradley at Soirรฉe by Natalie Bradley
  12. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  14. Deb Cozzone at Deb Cozzone's Stamping Zone
  15. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  16. Maggie Mata at Maggie Mase Cards
  17. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  18. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  19. Debra Simonis at Deb's Stampin' Grounds
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  22. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  23. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  24. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  25. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
  26. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  27. Jessica Wilson at My Prapercraft Universe
  28. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  29. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  32. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  33. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon


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Show & Tell Saturday!


It's the weekend and you know what that means…part #1 of my (2) day post….today being the "Show and Tell Saturday" where I will provide you a clean, simple and classic card and then tomorrow I will share with you the "stepped up" version! (There usually are not too many major changes, I just like to share with you how you can make some simple "tweaks" to make it different!)

The star stamp set is a NEW Hostess Stamp Set called Floral Wings. Darn, I wish you could see it…(but Tuesday will be here super quick) as it is one beautiful stamp set! It comes complete with 10 photopolymer stamps and the butterfly…well you'll be "fluttering" when you see this beauty!


Let's get going as this is a super sweet card!

  • The overall size is a 4" square card in whisper white.
  • The NEW In Color of Delightful Dijon (now I realize that many of you are not "keen" on this color…but I think it looks super-de-duper!) The size is a 3 7/8" square and then I scored the sides at 1/8" all the way around with the Simply Scored and I did it so the embossed lines are "up"
  • The next piece of whisper white is a 3 1/2" square and this fits perfectly in the Delightful Dijon. In the below pictures you will see the "type A" in me…I stamped the sentiment and then had stamped the vase on a scrap piece of paper to i it out.



  • The colors I used are Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizzazz and Delightful Dijon. I just love the fact that this stamp set gives you the ability to stamp the stem where and how high you want it…and then the flower is separate as well.


  • It is not hard at all to cut the vase out…I personally think that this adds a bunch. I will say that I do like to stamp the underneath as show in the above photos as I like if you see from the side…you can see the vase!
  • The bow was a simple piece of bakers twine doubled up and tied into a bow. I used a glue dot to adhere it in place. I use Bakers Twine a bunch, it is always so easy to work with!


  • Lastly, the envelope….the wonderful envelope! Making a square one is a cinch with the Envelope Punch Board…when I was making it I thought….I paid under $20.00 for this wonderful tool and when I think of how many times I have used it…I feel like I should be paying Stampin' Up! back!!!
  • I used the NEW envelope paper for the outer flap and yes – I did use the "green glue" and it works fine with this paper….(this paper is much thinner)


Well…thoughts my friends? This is just one happy card that can easily be made into all different sizes. I cannot wait for you to see the hostess sets with the new catalog – they are all fun!

If you have friends and family that like Stampin' Up! why don't you contact me and I will give you your own special hostess code so YOU can reap the benefits of being a hostess and get a great stamp set. The best thing is that if you have a friend that lives across the country…that's o..k. – Stampin' Up! ships each order directly to them and YOU get to reap the benefits.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions about the hostess code etc…..Speaking of Hostess Codes….if you are placing an order from me this month please use the code K3VX2TKD and you will have a chance to win the hostess winnings for all orders placed. The last day is May 31st.


Remember, this is the card that I will send to you as my thank-you….I just ADORE this stamp set and as I have blogged about this before….the punch is being carried over but the stamp set is not…so – if I were you…I would buy it as a bundle as you will save 15% and have this amazing stamp set!

I will be emailing you today and tomorrow for a confirmation for the Product Share requests I have received….please let me know if you are interested in a share as I will order Tuesday morning…PRONTO!

I hope to see you tomorrow – I know you'll love it!

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My “hello there” for YOU!


Good Morning! WOW….did you all enjoy the Pals blog hop yesterday? There is so much talent out there and it is so much fun hopping from one site to the next getting your creativity tank full! Many thanks if you popped by my site and saw my dear little bunny.

How about this super cute card? This is the card that I will be sending to everyone that places and order with me during the Month of February. As you can tell…I am lovin' the coloring thing and I would love to send this little guy your way!


This is an easy card to make (and I have blogged about it before) but I just knew that this little guy will bring a smile to your face. Along with the card, I will provide you with a tutorial with the measurements and tips to make this style of a card!

This adorable stamp set is called Time To Celebrate is it is just the cutest and I sure have used it a bunch! It is a hostess set which means that you can use your free shopping rewards to purchase it for just $11.00.


I was super scared to dive into the Blendabilities when they 1st came out….true I was excited but deep down they intimidated me as the concept of "blending" was not in my thought process and when I looked at tutorials and heard people say…."look to see which way the light is"YIKES  – I thought THIS IS OVER MY HEAD!


Well I jumped off that diving board and just did it and guess what – I LOVE THEM! There is no reason to be scared about them at all, actually quite the contrary as the color glides on and it is just plain and simple FUN!

Remember that when you use them to place a piece of paper underneath the area you are coloring as it is totally normal that they bleed through the back. Because they are alcohol based you also need to remember to put the cap on and hear that SNAP!(also – store them on their side)


You can click here and shop away at my site and remember, for every order at the $50.00 mark, you will be able to pick a FREE goodie of your choice in the Sale-a-bration catalog and guess what – they have 12 different offering of Blendabilities too….here comes a woot-woot!

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It would be my pleasure to send you this super cute card and I have had fun coloring up many….thank you all for your business as brings me joy to make you smile!

Don't forget that at the beginning of the year I started a "Loyalty Program" to reward you for being YOU…great and supportive customers.

Click here to see the details. YOU can pick what YOU want! (you are responsible for keeping track of you Paw Prints)


I love what I do and I love helping you reach your goals in learning new and fun techniques so you can go out and feel confident! Please feel free to email me and remember, click here to shop away and I will be happy to send you this card.

Enjoy the day….bundle up East Coast – it's going to be brrrrrrrrr……. and my poor PEEP that lives in Boston – he said that he has seen enough snow!

Stampin' hugs….until tomorrow.


Life’s Adventures!


I was looking for a special stamp to send a special friend a special card! (Now say that 3 times) Well…I think I nailed it as the sentiment was exactly what I was looking for…to "enjoy the adventure" as he has been on the best adventure and the best is yet to come! (Can you guess who it is for???)

This stamp set is a Hostess Set and I would love to work together to help you be able to get this super set! Please email me and together we can work together to achieve goals! Even if we live WAY FAR AWAY – no worries…where there is a will…there is a way and I would love to help you!


Today's card is another strange size – you know me….I just love the envelope punch board and it is just the best that you can make any size your heart desires! The finished size of the card is 4 X 7 so I can make an envelope from a regular size of paper!


I am lovin the Memento Ink….( I kind of feel bad for my Black Staz On… he has been back-burnered….but remember he does have a purpose when watercoloring) I chose the length for this card so I could put 2 bikes easily on it!


The "added touch" that I was tickled with was the embossed line above and below the bike… did I do that? After stampin my image I flipped over the very vanilla and used the Simply Scored Tool and made a nice and deep line! I personally think that you can get a "deeper" image with this tool but you could easily use your Stampin Trimmer.

Isn't the Dot Bases and Brights Candy Dots super fun in the wheels. Just think of how a simple touch like this…make a card go to wow! Fun, easy and FAST!

How about this great DSP…it is from the Flashback DSP. I think that the reason I really like it is because it coordinates with Very Vanilla…sometimes I think our papers always go to Whisper White. Please click here to see the offerings of the but 3 and get 1 free – a perfect time to stock up!


Make sure that you do not "skimp" on using stampin' dimensionals – we do not like sags and with the brads…you really need to make sure that there are plenty of dimensionals!


As I said before, I love making my own envelopes and many times I like to cut off a portion of the flp of the envelope – (just switching it up a bit) and then a simple lining of the outer flap was the perfect touch!


I couldn't resist – I just had to stamp the outside of the envelope! Now I know what you are thinking…why would I put candy dots on the front? Well, I usually always ask my postmaster to "hand stamp" my cards so they do not go thru machines….Fingers crossed they will be on when it arrives to my friend!

Please think about working together to get some hostess benefits – I would love to help you reach a goal! When you see the new Holiday Catalog…you are going to go WOWZERS….I NEED to get my friends inspired! It is soooo special!

Click here to see this Tuesday's specials….Stampin' Up! is great to have these offerings every week. Many thanks for popping in and I hope that you CASE away on this card – I think it is super cute!

Until tomorrow!

p.s. – Did you guess who this card is for….my dear friend Brian King! He has had a FABULOUS year and I am so proud of him and honored to call him my friend! He is a total hoot! (Let's see if he pops on my blog)

Even though I could not be there in person for convention…I sure was in spirit! Way to go for an amazing year my friend! You are "the King" and you always make me smile!


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