Thursday, July 21, 2016

More Becky Roberts Purses, Pet Sympathy Card and Stamping With Oksana

Hello, Stampers!

I've had a great stamping week!  On Saturday we drove to Port Orange to enjoy another of Oksana Semenska's fabulous workshops.  We made 4 cards using "Jar of Love" and then created the terrific gift box seen below.  We'll be making of of Oksana's designs for one of our projects at next week's classes.  So inspired.  You can see more of Oksana's beautiful work at  Enjoy!

Dear friends, Colette, and her daughter, Aubry gave Nate and me this beautiful card.  We lost one of our rescue Shelties and miss our little scamp so much.  The wings are hand drawn.  I really appreciate this sweet, very thoughtful and beautifully made card.
Thank you so much, Collette and Aubry.

More Purses!!
In ended up adding 3 purses to my collection!  I just love them and can't wait to give them with either a gift card or some special notecards.  Thank you again, Becky Roberts at
(Oops!  Looks like my red tassel got turned around!)
I just love these!!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Bella and Friends and Floral Phrases

Hello, Stampers!!

I hope this finds you healthy, happy and creative!!

We stamped with Bella and Friends this week at the Art Gallery! We used aquapainters and our retired watercolor markers!  So fun! I had to smile each time I looked at another card that one of the gals had made!!

I have a soft spot for all puppies so you know that I love this set!!

Want to join us to make these adorable Beck Roberts designed little paper purses?  (See more of Becky's amazing work at http://www.inkingidaho.comP

 They are more than large enough for a card and gift card and would even be suitable for small gifts!  I'm starting on purse #3 this evening.

We're planning a workshop at 1:30 pm on August 26 to make the beach bag and designer bag pictured above.

Have a happy stamping week!!

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Giant Paper Flowers!

Here's a quick post to let you know what I do in my spare (and rare!) "playtime"!  This was pure fun!  I can't wait to use them as decorations at my granddaughter's Sweet 16 birthday party!!

You can find the template for the petals and a terrific video at Becky Roberts' blog,

I'm planning on 2 more!!  (They're a little addicting!!)

Happy stamping!
(The hand is just to give you an idea of the size of these huge beauties.)

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Hi, Stampers!

I've got good news and good news! Stampin' Up always has some new and exciting irons in the fire for us!!  Scroll on down to learn about the Bonus Days starting tomorrow, July 7 and continuing until July 31.  Then take a look at the new (and temporary while supplies last) Thoughtful Branches Limited time bundle!

But first, let's look at some pretty cards.  First we'll see some sweet and wonderful cards from friends.  I cherish the lovely handmade cards that I receive.  There is definitely an advantage to knowing card makers!!  The final two cards are from this past Monday's Art Gallery Cards classes at the Art Gallery of Viera.  You'll also get a little peek at my Team Downline gifts that were so much fun to put together! I hope you'll find some sweet inspiration!!

Sweet sympathy cards from Ellen and her sweet little dachshund, Autumn.  She had recently heard of the passing of our sweet Sheltie, Preshie.  Thank you, Ellen and Autumn. 
Jane sends out wonderful cards for each and every holiday.  (She really does put me to shame!!)  Thank you, Jane.  I always love your pretty cards!
Parker sent me this pretty thank you card.  So original and very thoughtful.  Thank you, Parker!

When one of my students asked if we could make a spinner card, I took up the challenge.  Thank you, Dawn Olchefske, for an excellent YouTube video.  Stampers, you might enjoy more of Dawn's work at  Can't wait to make more of these cards!
Here is our Baby Bear card!  What a fabulous stamp set!  The 3-step stamping creates a beautifully textured, almost 3-D, effect!

And last but not least.......My Team Downline gifts.  We met for dinner and I had these fun gifts for team members.  I had such fun making/decorating them.!  You can earn $5 coupons to use in August when you place a $50 order.
While hosts and new demonstrators got to party it up in June with their Extra Stampin’ Rewards and Starter Kits with free stamps, we’ve been preparing a special deal so shoppers could have their own reason to party: Bonus Days! For every $50 USD/$60 CAD you spend* between July 7 and July 31, you’ll get a $5 USD/$6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use between August 2–31, 2016. This is a great opportunity for you to get items from your wish list, whether you buy them now or with your coupons in August, so spread the word. This is the first time we have offered this type of promotion, and it’s a deal everyone will want in on!

Click here to learn about:  Thoughtful Branches Limited Time Bundle

Happy Stampin'!!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

More Cardmaking Fun From the Gallery! 4th of July, Faux Watercolor and Simple Elegance!!

 Hi, Stampers!

I wanted to share a few more of this week's cards with you!  The first card was inspired by a card I saw on Pinterest from   I couldn't resist it--even though I must confess to having a backlog of 4th of July cards from previous years!

My sister-in-law, Cindy Davis, up in Mogadore, Ohio, sent me a thank you card with this technique.  Her colors were much more vibrant than mine but I love this quick and easy way to create a faux watercolor background!  Howdjadothat, Cindy??  :-)

I simply love simple elegance and as soon as I saw this DSP and the stamps from Floral Phrases, I couldn't wait to create!  The rose stamp and the thinlits are next.  Navy Blue is the new Black!!!

Have a happy stampin' week!!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Hedgehog Cards, Ladybugs, Oksana's Workshop Projects and Rearranging My Stamp Room!

Hi, Stampers!

Finally!  A post!  My annual sale has taken quite a bit of my free time the past several weeks.  I held it on two days and it was a rollicking success!  My stamping friends are putting so many of my retired papers, stamps and accessories to good use!!

I was able to sell my paper racks and was able to have room for my new Stamp 'n Storage Paper Racks!  I love their products.  They are A+ workmanship and materials!  Scroll down to see them!!

When I was in Hilton Head, I noticed a carousel of super simple commercial greeting cards and I thought, "Wow, we should do that!"  This darling stamp set from the Host Stamp section is just the ticket.  Super simple and sweet!  Hope you like them!!

 On Saturday, I traveled to Port Orange (So worth it!) for Oksana Semenska's barbecue lunch and stamping workshop.  We had delicious barbecue lunch (Thanks to Oksana's husband's wonderful chef skills!), delicious homemade sangria and then off to the stamp rooms!!  I always love to wander around Oksana's back yard to enjoy her wonderful gardens of lovely vegetables and herbs.  A perfect day for a stamper!!
We used the Love and Affection stamp set and coordinating embossing folders for all 5 projects.  Aren't they beautiful!  Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder and Flirtacious Flamingo were the colors of the day!!

Here are some pictures of my reorganized card carousel and my storage containers in my stamp room!  Thank you Donna K. and Clarice for helping me to find the room for my new paper storage racks!!

Happy Stampin'!!  I'll see you soon!!

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Yayyyyy! - The day we've all been waiting for is here! 
Who doesn't love new toys???

If you are my regular customer, you have already received your catalog. Isn't it amazing?
(And if you haven’t, let me know right away!!)
You can also see the new 2016-17 Stampin' Up! catalog by clicking right HERE!

Great Deals in June

Join my Art Gallery Downline Team and Get 2 FREE Stamp Sets (Up to a $100 value)with your starter kit!
This is in addition to our usual $125 of products of your choosing for just $99.
This offer is for the entire month of June when you join the Stampin' Up! family and my group, Ree’s Art Gallery Downline Team. AND it all ships  FREE!!  Come join the fun, get a discount on all purchases and make awesome friends with Ree’s Art Gallery Downline Team!
Read about joining my team HERE and if you are ready to go, sign up HERE.
What are you waiting for??
Let me know if I can help to walk you through it!!
 Workshop Bonus!!!
And…….. An extra $35 in Stampin' Rewards when you host a $350 workshop during the month of June!

Gather all your friends and get ready to enjoy an extra $35 in Hostess Rewards = FREE merchandise, when your order is $350 or more, plus the regular rewards shown on the Hostess Chart.
You can spend your Hostess Rewards on anything in the catalog!
This Coming Week’s Classes:
(Please RSVP by return email by 2 days prior to the class!)
Monday, June 6:  Art Gallery Cards at the Art Gallery of Viera
10:30-12:30 pm  and 1:30-3:30 pm
Thursday, June 9:  Titusville Art League (On Draa Rd.)  10:30-12:30 pm


Don’t Forget!!!
The June Color Challenge is ON!!!
Email your card to
Cards will be posted on my Facebook page, Rags To Riches-Ree’s Art Gallery Stampin’ Downline page HERE
Gigantic Stamp, Paper and Storage Sale!
10 am—Saturday, June 11!
The Oasis—Ree’s place in Indian Harbour Beach, FL
Email your reservation to and I’ll send you directions.

Happy Stampin, my friends!!