“This Little Piggy” is soooo adorable!



Ok – This is my first post that showcases a “New Kid on the Block” from the upcoming NEW Annual Catalog that will be unveiled and ready to order from June 1st. (I know that seems like ages away but it will ZOOM by and if you have ordered from me in this past year – you will get yours as soon as I am able to order them) 😀 

Here you go…A confession from an honest stamper ~ I know that you can only image how I squealed with excitement when Stampin’ Up! gave this stamp set as an all attendee giveaway at the Richmond On Stage…but here you go…YOU NEED THIS STAMP SET! I do not care if you are not  a proud Mama to a pig like I am, you have to admit…you are smiling because they are soooooo darn tootin’ cute!

Once I saw this stamp set, I could care less about any other newbies (well…that is an exaggeration) but I am sure you could have envisioned the smile I had when I saw this in the new catalog but then the icing on the cake….to come home with one – I WAS SQUEALING WITH JOY! (you can tell that it doesn’t take much to make me happy) 🙂





This sweet card is using the Whisper White Notecards & Envelopes….please do not overlook them because they are the BEST bang for your buck and guess what  – one of my wishes are coming true…..in the NEW Catalog they will also be available in Very Vanilla….WOOT-WOOT! (another reason to SQUEAL like Daisy-Mae!)

You will see at the end of the post the colors of ink that I used but I also used the NEW In Color of Powder Pink – I used that as my base and then the highlights (blush 😀 ) are in Blushing Bride. This new pink will be a huge hit because it is so “clear and crisp”





I have another question for you…..why are so many of you afraid of water-coloring? Please be brave and leave me a comment with your “hold-backs” so I know how to help!

I think that the SINGLE reason that many of you might have is soooo simple – you do NOT have enough water on the end of the brush of the Aqua Painter….you really need to have lots of movement with the bristles of the Aqua Painter.





Now to card #2 – this is an enclosure card….a 3″ X 3″ card and again, I am squealing! I think that we forget the fact that Stampin’ Up! offers the square envelopes for this size of card and I will say…..it is fun to have a “stash” of enclosures because they DO come in handy!

Sooooooo cute…and I know you are smiling….on the inside I stamped the sentiment “Says Thanks” – so fast and sweet! I am tellin’ you….this is a FEEL GOOD Stamp Set!






Well…THOUGHTS???? I sent this card to Chris R. so I am excited to hear what she has to say about this stamp set. I think that Teddy would approve of a Pig in the “Robinson House” – just think…..I bet if you purchase this ~ each and every-time you use it you will think of Daisey and me  😀

I think that we all need a bit of fun and humor in our loves and this little piggy will do just that! I just could not be happier.

Many thanks for your comments and emails yesterday for the post…and I hope that you go back and see the comments I left. Remember, organizing is such a personal thing – what works for me….might not work for you and guess what – THAT IS TOTALLY OK!

Have a fabulous day….I know you will because you have seen my swine and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow  😉





Much better…the new In Colors!


Thanks for your patience with having to have 2 posts today! Still not perfect but I think that you will get a great idea of the comparisons of colors that we already have in the Stampin’ Up! family. These new In Colors will be with us for 2 years!

Not only are the names super fun…but the colors are super yummy and I am already having fun with my swatch samples of Stampin Up! colors in seeing new color combinations that I will want to try! (Yes, I will be offering the swatch samples in my Product share later this month)

Here you go….meet your new family for the next 2 years! Please leave everyone some feedback of the color that “strikes your fancy”….and tomorrow I will share with you mine…..what do you think that I will like best!?!?





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There you go!!!! I hope that this is a huge help to you in seeing the new kids on the block and how they are friends with colors we already have!

Make it a great day and I hope to see you tomorrow!!!!

p.s. – wanta know a secret? It’s a special day for me tomorrow so I think we need some blog candy!


Learning curves….but this is super cute!


Good morning to all…if you follow my blog regularly than you already know that I consider myself “computer challenge” so you know that there was a “hiccup” on my end in your post yesterday….I am still learning the new platform but I am sorry and I hope that you read yesterday’s post as it was filled with ideas from me about the stamp choices out there plus the winner!


Today is a sneak peak of the FUN that is coming your way with the SALE~A ~BRATION….is this paper FUN or what!?!? It can be yours for every $50.00 order starting in January and this is a super fun collection of a new DSP for just a limited time!

I know that many of you are afraid of using a big and bold statement of a busy DSP…but I think that you can see that it works today! I am also showing you a sentiment (I ADORE die cut sentiments) and this is from the Annual Catalog and I think that we have all forgotten it…..(you can see it in the store below) but hang tight to see a twist that I did!


We are all super blessed to learn from many talented stampers and I just adore Jennifer McQuire…..she shared on a blog post that she uses craft foam to cut sentiments so I tried it and I loved it! It was super easy to cut with the Big Shot and I used the good old “green glue” to adhere them together…..


The envelope liner framelit was the perfect touch to the finale to make this a card of WOW! I love it, how about YOU? The other MUST HAVE in my opinion is the triple banner punch – I know that you can easily cut you own banners, but this is so easy and if you have a piece of paper that is not exactly the right size, no worries….just line it up and you are good to go!


The other “sneak peak” is a stamp set that is also a bundle….so here comes a WOOT-WOOT.…and  I know that you will need to have it – a great stamp…plus a matching punch is the bonus – and fabulous sentiments!

I adore the fact that you can stamp the flowers and the PUNCH in ONE PUNCH!

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I hope that this is getting you excited for the new catalog but also do not forget that there are definite keepers like the Hello You Framelits…oldies but goodies!

Enjoy the day and again, I apologize for not setting up the post yesterday like normal…but I do hope that you read it and learn from it! Way to go for winning…please send me your address and I will send you your goodies!

Change and I do not go hand in hand…but I am trying and it will be all good! Have a FABULOUS DAY!

p.s. – please do not forget to read yesterdays post as I really gave a lot of tips and ideas of my feelings of the different stamps we have….you can imagine that I was sad when the work I put into that post did not post like I wanted it to !

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Simple Saturday….BOO!


Happy Weekend and do I have a fun and simple card for you!!! When I saw the new catalog, I knew that this was coming to Randall Lane! I just LOVE those single stamps…so affordable and this one is over the top FUN!

I realize that there is a very "short window" for Halloween and this Tuesday when the new catalog is available to order from….ORDER THIS!I have to admit, when I was stamping this image I did love the "feel" of a wooden block ~ maybe we need to have another blog post about how we are feeling about the choices of wood, clear and photopolymer!

You can clearly see that this makes a super cute card…but this would also be great using a "single broom" along with another Halloween stamp or even with a house warming card with a gift card from Lowes or Home Depot…that would be a fun idea!

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So simple….you do not need me (well, I hope that you feel that you need me) – but really ~ this is an A-2 Vertical Card in Very Vanilla….I chose this neutral as it works perfectly with the A M A Z I N G Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper….There is not one print in this pack that I do not go nuts over – just fabulous!

You can see that I stamped the fun image on a piece of scraps and then did a random cut….LOVE doing this – it is a trick that I used to do when I scrap-booked as I could not cut a straight line….so random worked! Matting it on Tangelo Twist was easy-peasy!


 The layer is 1/4" smaller, 4" X 5 1/4" and then I used the Simply Scored and scored 2 lines on each side….SUPER EASY….SUPER EFFECTIVE! The stampin' dimensionals were a huge impact to add fun and interest to the tone on tone of the very vanilla.

Below…just "gander" at this A M A Z I N G collection of paper….this is another MUST HAVE on Tuesday!


You have heard me say this time and time again….do not stress about making the "free~hand" cutting ….just do it and do not think about being perfect – trust me – it ALWAYS works out….just keep going until you get to your starting point!

Do you agree…the double scoring really makes this card? So fast, so simple, so easy, so cute!


Remember, creating a card does not need to be stressful – it needs to be FUN and it needs to be fulfilling. This is such a basic card that carries a big punch!


The finale – the beloved envelope! IS this so stinkin' cute – and look how fun! Please email me if you do not smile when you see polka dots….it's like an instant party!

The stripe of Tangelo Twist is 1/4" and then the 2" DSP adhered with the "Green Glue" is the recipe! (This way I can get 12 envelopes from a sheet of DSP)


Well…..thoughts my friends????Please leave me a comment and let me know how you like today's card! This is a "Susan Card" – holding true to my style of paper crafting but please make sure that you pop back tomorrow to see the stepped up version!

Thanks for all of the super sweet comments for Aunt Jean – guess what that dear James did…..he sent her an Edible Arrangement (fruit) and WOW – she was soooo touched – I told you he is a keeper! Guess what? She is leaving with a friend on Monday to go to Canada for 10 days….I think that is just GREAT to be 88 and still have so much life ahead!

Enjoy the day, email me if you need me…..feel free to shop away on my online store….(I am like Walmart – open 24 hours a day!!!!)

Until tomorrow! BOO!!!! 

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Mystery is unveiled!



Good Sunday Morning to you! I am starting to feel like myself….I do not know about you but when I am away and then I come home – I always feel like there are a ton of things that need to be done…but the reality is…they will be there so enjoy the journey!

I am so touched by the amount of comments that you all left on Friday's Post about the (2) things that are different than my normal style….it was sooooo fun to read the comments – you all are the best! Click here to see that post.

  • what I did differently than I normally do??? = I ADDED (2) BOWS….many of you did get this!
  • and why I did it??? = I DID IT BECAUSE AT THE MAKE & TAKE…THEY USED A STAPLER TO HOLD THE RIBBON AND VELLUM….and I am just not a "staple gal", who knows – maybe I'll have a change of heart but I just had to cover it up!

I cannot tell you how much I enjoyed reading your guesses….we need to do this again as it is wonderful to see and hear all of the different thoughts!

I hope that I did not offend anyone about not liking staples on a card as an anchor but I think staples should be for holding paper together….(I guess I am a bit old fashion and like I said, maybe I will see the light of this trend!)

This was soooo much fun…..kind of a scavenger hunt – and I just LOVE games! Thanks a bunch!

Let's get to the card today…you can see that I switched it up a bit and I must say – I love it! It is super clean, fun, fresh and I loved Friday's color…but I love this as well!

This should show you that it is fun to change up with color and you can create a totally different mood.


The mood totally is changed with the Mossy Meadow and the Real Red! To me, great Christmas colors to celebrate the season. I adore the simplicity and font of the sentiment, "Joy" is such a great word and means soooo much….a perfect touch!


This card would be a fabulous card to "mass produce" as is uses minimal product when you break it down and it goes super fast as I used punches for the circles….WOOT-WOOT – speed tools to the rescue!

Remember to break down your projects if you are going to make a bunch….one day cut your card stock and pop out the circles…next day you could do your stampin' and dashes and dots…hopefully you can see how you can break it down…that's what I do when I make up my monthly kits…this way it stays fun and you do not get stressed!


As I said in the photo…..I have a new product that I love…the Corrugated Paper, it comes in both Kraft and White and they are 12 X 12 pieces…(they are on page 148) and a little is the perfect touch. I just love the texture it gives and look, the piece is sooooooo thin and look at the impact it makes!


The Merry Moments Designer Series Paper was the perfect accent to make the envelop special! Plaids, Polka Dots and Stripes always make me smile and I think that this whole card make me happy. I do think using the tone on tone with the Christmas Trees works perfectly.


I know that vellum can be tricky to work with as you need to "hide" where your adhesive is…and just like the Corrugated Paper, a little goes a long way with the effect. The white gel pen works great on vellum, just remember that it needs to dry well so be patient!

I know that the weekend 2 day post was not here this weekend but I do think that this card today is "stepped up" from the card on Friday! True the card on Friday has the fun bling paper (I broke down and ordered some after making the make-n-take) and that is also why I decided to add it to the product share for the new catalog.

A little goes a long way…..enjoy the day and remember that tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the weekly deals, you can click here to see the offerings but the great news is….on Tuesday we will get more new weekly deals!

Please do not forget that I offer a "rewards program" that will allow you to earn free stamp sets.Click here  -  Simple Stampin’ Paw Prints Rewards to see my Paws Rewards program and feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Enjoy the day…..I hope that you enjoyed this Holiday Card – until tomorrow!

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July 31st….really???


Is this calendar really right? I cannot believe that another month has ZOOMED by and I needed to sneak a Christmas in July card in for you! I did it in June and everyone was in denial about Christmas being 6 months away but now we are down to 5!

You know that I am working with limited supplies and here is a sneak peak from the new catalog! I know September 1st seems like ages away but it will fly around fast – this is the magical date of when the new catalog will be available for you to order from.


We made this card a convention at a make and take and I naturally had to add a couple of "Susan touches" to it….the bakers twine bow in multiple pieces and my signature "dots" – here is a game for you….look at this card and tell me:

  • what I did differently than I normally do
  • and why I did it and the 1st person to get it will win this card(well you know me, I'll have to send you more than this card….so look and be quick )


This is going to be a great stamp set to work with and to have fun with…You could easily adapt the "presents" as a Birthday Present…change the sentiment up – PRESTO, you have a new card!

At convention, we also learned a technique in how you twist the stamp completely around to make a "plaid print" – super fun and easy!


Do you see the peak of glimmer paper….oh so subtle and I am one that is not a huge fan of sparkle but I have learned from seeing some great ideas at convention on how you can do so in a very subtle way that actually gives a great accent!

Do you see that thin green ribbon….another new goodie that is a must have in the new catalog! You will be able to take advantage of all of the new goodies when I offer my Paper, Ribbon and Embellishment Share – this is the best way to get a "taste" without having all of the "calories – $$$$"

John's plane was delayed 4 hours yesterday and I had already left for the airport (1:45 minutes away)….so naturally I sat and sat (when I checked it was on time but the air conditioner was out in the plane….they had to get off and then finally had to board another plane) Unfortunately we missed Hannah's presentation but we had great intentions!

We are on the road and it will be great to be home but it has been a great time away! I hope that you are as excited about this stamp set as I am….it's a keeper!

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