Friday, August 18, 2017

Cafe Latte', Sparkly Little Star and A Little Wild Honey Bear with Art Gallery Cards With Ree!

Hello, Stampers,

Such a week.  So much sadness, disappointment and even fear.  I will not belabor what we each have experienced, but like you, I send thoughts of peace and love around this world.  Love is love is love is love!

I'm feeling thankful for family and for wonderful leisure pursuits, like walking up to the park, sweating it out in my Zumba class and of course, creating pretty cards for all of those I know and love.  I am just like you who have visited my blog site from Scotland, Germany, France, UK, Australia, Egypt, Florida :-) and so many more.  I share these cards with all of you, wishing you peace, love and time for creativity.

Enjoy and copy to your heart's content!!

You can practically feel the "frostiness" of this card, with it's multiple shades of blue and silver accents.  It's hard to see but there is a silver embossed "swoosh" under the Little Star.
Yes, I've been hoarding my retired Watermelon Wonder cardstock for a time when my imagination needed a shock of color!  I love it with the Early Expresso Designer Series Paper.  I also love the coffee beans stamp!  So cute!!

Speaking of cute!!!!! I love the little wild animals in the A Little Wild set.  I love honey bees too so this was lots of extra fun!

Want to share??
You can email me your version of cards using this stamp set and I'll happily include them on my next blog post.  Come one, come all!!
Send a jpg file with an email to

Tell me a bit about yourself too!!
Happy Stampin'!!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Warm Wishes From Florida-High Tide and Seasonal Layers

Hi, Stampers!

Are you getting a head start on your holiday cards and gifts?  We're doing a Christmas card a week in my classes and it is always so much fun!  In just a few weeks we'll be using the products from the 2017 Occassions Catalog and the fun will REALLY begin!

Our color palette for our Florida Christmas card is:
Crumb Cake
Marina Mist
Garden Green
We also are using Real Red Glimmer paper to give our project a little pizzazz!

Confession!!  Last evening I brought in my pre-order from the doorstep and set it down.  I said to my husband, "I'm just not feeling very enthusiastic right now.  (Of course I had driven 50 miles to and from my class in the north end of the county.  I had a great time and a fun lunch with my stampers but being of an age....

So, I wearily cut the tape and opened the box.  I removed the large bubble packaging and the packing slip, squealed like a little girl (I kid you not!), grabbed the mini-pizza boxes and new silver/gold DSP and got to work.  I made and decorated 4  3x3 envelopes and had a blast with the new gold doilies and washi tape!
So----You just need a little inspiration!  Catalogs will be arring in the mail soon.  Go ahead and plan some new, fun projects.  There is plenty of inspiration everywhere!!
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Well, this isn't happening here this weekend with a full complement of family activities, but I can dream!  :-)
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Have a happy stampin' week!!

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Ribbon Shares are Here! Ree's Really Big Sale is this coming Saturday!!!

Hi, Stampers!

WooHoo!  We're off and running with Ribbon Shares.  Email me ( or message me on Facebook and I'll get you on the list.  I'm expecting the rest of the ribbons by the end of the week huge sale is Saturday am at 10 (No early birdies, please!  

Speaking of......You are very welcome come in and wait in my stamp room or the living room prior to 10 am.)  Here are just some of what is available:
More than 100 Stamp Sets
Bigz Dies for $2 and $3
Look for the baskets marked "Freebies"--They're free!
Lots of paper kits, cardstock and DSP--All at very low prizes!
Grab Bags for $3
Kits (Stampin' Up!)That I haven't had time to make!
Leftover paper kits with envelopes--$1.50 each
Purchase ANYTHING and you get into the drawing for lots of wonderful stamping stuff!!
Discontinued Stamp Pads (Just Cucumber and Ombre colors)
Lots of Odds and Ends that you find when you're trying to "purge" the stamping area!!
Be sure to RSVP by Thursday by email so I know how many snacks to have!
You get Convention Swaps at check out!  Great card fronts to use and  great inspiration!
Expired IDEA Books
Email me the line right above and attend
for a special prize!  (One of my Beautiful You coasters)
Ribbons,Ribbons and More Ribbons!
**Attention Bonus Coupon Holders:
I have a list so you don't have to worry about printing out your coupon. (Free stamps for online orders since April!)
Let me know if you have questions!

See you on Saturday and send me your Ribbon Orders!!
Happy Stampin'!!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Ribbon Shares Are Here! Place Your Order Today!

Hi, Stampers!

Love the new ribbons?  Want them all??  You can have more textures and colors if we share!  You can order 1 share or all of them for a fraction of the price.

Each Share Contains:
  • All colors of that style of ribbon.
  • 2 1/2 yards of each color
  • Ribbons will be mounted on chipboard to keep them nice and neat.

Payment for shares is listed with the color sample.  You can see more on pp. 198-199 of the 2017-2018 Idea Book.  (Some ribbons are available in 3 or 4 colors.  Some are available in 5 colors.)

Pricing is below.  My regular stampers may pay at pickup.  Long distance stampers, please add $1 per share for shipping. If you are new to me, "Hello!", "Thank You!". You can send a check and I will send you ribbon shares!!

And here they are:
1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (5 colors)
Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime, Powder Pink, Tranquil Tide
    Berry Burst 1/2 Finely Woven Ribbon

3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbons (4 colors)
Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Garden Green
Garden Green 3/8 Stitched Satin Ribbon

5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding (4 colors)
Berry Burst, Emeral Envy, Night of Navy, Peekaboo Peach
Berry Burst 5/8 Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

3/8" Shimmer Ribbon (4 colors)
Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Powder Pink
Pear Pizzazz 3/8 Shimmer Ribbon

3/8" Classic Weave Ribbon (3 colors)]
Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Whisper White
Soft Sky 3/8 Classic Weave Ribbon

Pricing: (Includes tax and shipping from Utah.)

  • Finely Woven, 5 colors @ $7ea.--Share = $10.50
  • 3/8" Stitched Satin, 4 colors @ $8--Share=$9.50
  • 5/8" Crinkled Seam Binding, 4 colors @ $8-Share $9.50
  • 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, 4 colors @$7, Share $8.25
  • 3/8" Classic Weave, 3 colors @$7 ea, Share $6.25
Get all 5 shares for $40, around a 10% savings.

Deadline to order is June 20.

Happy stamping and let me know how I can be of creative help to you!!

Stampin' Smiles and Good Wishes!

Sunday, June 4, 2017

May Paper Pumpkin, Stampin' in Hilton Head, Cardmaking Fun!!

Hi, Stampin' Friends!

This past week we traveled to Hilton Head, SC for some real down time, dining, fun playing LRC, pool time and stamping (while the guys played golf!

My friend and downline, Linda, and her downline, my SIL), Cindy, had already been busy stamping and had made so many pretty cards before I even arrived a day and a half after they hit HH.

We made these fun projects on one day.  My stampers will recognize the window box project as my contribution.  Cindy had kits ready for the stylish girl card.  I love the ease of making this glam card.  Cindy also guided us through the fun fold card using my favorite colors (Navy and White).  So pretty! (We're doing that card for my classes this week!)

Linda added the beautiful daisy card.  So many possibilities with this one.  Can't wait for some free time!!  Linda also had us also set up to heat emboss silver, gold and copper!  Wow!!  This card is a fabulously urban/industrial card that is perfect for any masculine sentiment. The deep lines of the Hexagon Embossing Folder lend so much interest, contrast and texture.  Thank you, Linda and Cindy!!

I am a Pumpkin Believer and I love getting the kits and being creative with them.  I follow SOME directions but there is no real need to do anything other than be fiercly creative.  Here are some of my creations from the Pumpkin challenge!

Sign up today HERE!  And enjoy your surprise package every month!!

Happy Stampings!!

Friday, May 19, 2017

Fun Card Making! Mother's Day, Father's Day and a Party Animal Case!

 Hi, Stampers!

I hope this finds you enjoying your creativity!  New products will soon be here but in the meantime, I'm enjoying the 2016-17 Annual Catalog and Occasions products.  So many wonderful ideas but so little time!!!

Here is a fun fold that I learned from my friend, Linda Williamson in Greenville, SC!  She had made darling Easter Bunny swaps but I borrowed it for a Father's Day card and an opportunity use those wonderful tool stamps.  Below, you'll see it folded!

This is a really pretty online CASE  that with lacey ribbon and a pretty doily is so perfect for a Mother's Day card.  Rose Red and Blushing Bride are wonderful together!!

Here's a simple and fun card (I cannot lie.  Another CASE with some moderation!).  Glue dots will adhere both the balloon embellishment and the ribbon to make assembly nice and easy!  Perfect for the party animal in your life!!

Do you live in the Brevard County, Florida area?  Come and join us for classes in Viera, Cocoa Beach and Titusville.  Here's our new "Lucky 7" punch card (retroactive to May 8!!!!).  Your 8th class will be on me!!


Here's our Summer Bonus Coupon!  Place an online order at
and earn free stamps at my REEEEEEally Big Retired Products Sale on July 17.  Live out of the area?? Contact me at and we'll work make a plan!

Thank you for your online order!  This order qualifies you for a free stamp set of up to           stamps at my Retiring Products Really Big Sale!  10 am-12:30 pm, Saturday, June 17, 2017 at:

Order  $30+--6 free stamps
Over $50--8 free stamps
Over $70-- 10 free stamps
Over $90—15 free stamps

Have a happy and creative week!

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Stampin' Up Oh, So Succulent! Stationary Box

Hi, Stampers!
In addition to the class projects I've been preparing, I just had to make this Stationary Box.  It will contain 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inch cards, 3x3 inch cards, gift tags, stamps and a pen.  (I'm looking for the perfect pen!)
Here is the base for my first stationary box. Now to make cards, envelopes and tags for this fun gift! #papercraftingfun I love the Succulent Designer Series Papers!