Saturday, August 20, 2016

Beautiful Handmade Cards Gallery Using Pretty Kitty, From Land to Sea, Fabulous Flourishes and Work of Art

Hello, Stampers!

Here's a treat for you!!!  Below, you'll find a gallery of beautiful cards that we've created in the last week or two.  I'm also including several pictures featuring Fabulous Flourishes.  These cards were designed and prepped by Oksana Semenska, our wonderful workshop leader in Port Orange, Fl.  You can see more of her beautiful and inspiring designs at

I hope that you'll find enjoyment and inspiration with our creations!  Later this week I'll be featuring the cards from our Christmas in August Card Swap party!

Here are the wonderful projects we made with Oksana at her August workshop.  So many wonderful details and lovely card layouts.  What you cannot see is that picture #2 is actually a darling little folder with 3 x 3 notecards and envelopes.  Thank you, Oksana!

Here are some of the fun cards we made in workshops the past week or so!  You'll see cards using From Land to Sea, Work of Art, Made With Love and more!

Here is one of our first Christmas cards for 2016!  A cute penguin spinner card!  Fun!
Oops!  This kitty card doesn't have it's sentiment tag! :)

So many color possibilities with this masculine birthday card!

Here is another baby card that we made using a different color palette and layout.  So adorable!!

Woo Hoo!  If you are a Monday AGOV stamper, email me to tell me that you saw the sneak peek for this Monday's cards below!  A prize will be awarded!  I love both of these cards, I have to admit.  

Could a card be any prettier!  A little DSP and some framelits and you have a WOW card!!
Yes, I love this Christmas card!  What is really fabulous is the versatility of this limited time available stamp set!  Get yours now!!  We'll be making both of these at Monday and Wednesday's classes!!

Have a wonderful week!!

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Hilton Head Divas Stamping Weekend!

Hello Stampers!!

Are you ready for some real inspiration???  My Direct Downline Diva, Linda Williamson, and her two Downline Divas, Cindy Davis and Cindy Green, met up in Hilton Head recently to spend some quality stamping time together.  Their results are just amazing. They completed nearly 90 cards!  So enjoy, their wide range of fabulous designs, color combos and major pretty!!

Thank you for sharing, girls, and keep up the good work!

Have a wonderful and creative day!!!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Color Challenge Entries and A Sneaky Peek at My Christmas Swap

Hello, Stampers!

I hope this finds you well, happy and finding some creative time!

We are getting ready for our Christmas in August "Swapfest" so I thought I'd give everyone a little peek at my card.  I can't wait to reveal the whole care and the other 9 gals' creations to all of you!!  Check us out on Facebook after August 15!  We have already posted the Color Challenge cards on our Facebook pages.  If you have an account, please like and/or leave comments at

 Here's my sneaky little peek for our Christmas swaps!

I love how the colors worked together for Colette's card.  I have to admit to wanting a cupcake RIGHT NOW!  :-)  Nice work, Colette!

Dara is one of my Monday am stampers.  She was so smart to put that beautimus  DSP to good use.  I love the banner and frame.  Thank you, Dara!

What a pretty sailing card!!  I love the aquapainted background and the frame.  Very creative, Mike!

Aubry may be the youngest (11) member of my regular stampers but she is way beyond her years when it comes to design and use of colors.  I love the sweet background flowers and the artistic swooshes.  Thank you, Aubry!!

Here is my entry.  I had fun with the background embossing folder, the square framelits and, of course, the adorable goldfish.

Thank you for stopping by and be sure to visit us at:

Stampin' Smiles and Hugs!

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'!!