Sunday, April 26, 2015

Big Shot and Texture Boutique Basics!


Hello, Stampers!

So many products!!  What do I use for what???

Email me at and I'll send you my Big Shot Basics Reference Sheet by return email!  No charge!

If you're a "local" stamper, I'm doing a quick hands on demo at the Art Gallery of Viera at 12:45 pm this coming Monday, April 27!  Please RSVP if you'd like to attend!  Learn to use Bigz Dies, Embossing Folders, Framelits and More!!  There is no charge!

Happy Stampin!!

Whew! Catching Up With the Art Gallery Stampers and Cocoa Beach Library Stampers!

 Hello, Stampers!  

I hope your new week is off to a wonderful start!!

Last Monday, we CASE'd 2 of the cards that we made at a recent cardmaking fundraising event.  Thank you, Carol Valentine and Rachel Miller !
Click on their names to see more of their work!!

 We loved making these beautiful Blushing Bride and Pear Pizza cards.  So sad that the Crumb Cake lace trim is sold out!!!  Love the dimensionals giving the sentiments a little lift!  The stamp set is Painted Petals.

We also fell in love with this Traveler stamp set card.  Such elegant stamps with amazing detail and shading!!!!  The World Map stamp (Tuxedo Black Memento Ink) is the perfect background for this card that features Circles Framelits and the Word Window and Modern Label (soon to be retired) punches!!!

Yes, I had to use "other" lace trim for this round of cards!
Nice work, Art Gallery Stampers!!!

Our Cocoa Beach Library group met last Wednesday to create these fun cards.  The For the Birds card and Sheltering Tree Card both utilized Washi Tape on the inside--a quick, clean and beautiful accent!
I will miss this set (soon to be retired).  We used Blender Pens and Lost Lagoon ink to color our cute little scene.  Love the Distressed Dots background.

Another wonderful retired set is Plane and Simple.  This is a set I will always keep as hubby is a retired USAF pilot.  Another vintage-looking set that is just beautiful using Chocolate Chip, Crumb Cake and Whisper White Cardstocks.
One more round of Sheltering Tree.  This card really focuses on stamping.  There are so many cute stamps with this set.  We used, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizazz, and Baked Brown Sugar ink for our color palette.
Yes, we completed these 3 cards in our 2-hour class time!  Well done, gals!!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Re-Organization of My Stamping Studio

Hi, Stampers!

I spend lots of time, as I'm sure many of you do, organizing and re-organizing my space.  I took a look at my arrangement and decided to really move some things that were just creating a "cluttery" look!

My space is nice and big but.....I have very little wall space.  The good news is that I have lots of natural light and I have multiple work areas.  In fact, I created a new space for my stamping.  I was looking into purchasing a new desk to complement my "stand up" stamping/work area.  I then realized that I could use the sweet little wicker desk and chair (that I've had forever) that were doing nothing but holding a hideous XM radio and a phone.  The radio went to Nate's workbench, the phone went to a small table and I now have a pretty view of my orchids, succulents, geraniums and the birdfeed that is visited regularly by Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal.  Perfect.

Here are some pictures of my room!
My Stamp 'n Storage ribbon storage.  The drawers hold my Bigz Dies.

My card carousels
My cutting station with "Big Carl" , my Big Shot and off to the side is my TV so that I can watch HGTV. 

I love my new little stamping space with a view.
More pictures are coming!!

Read 'Em and Weep! Retiring Stampin' Up Products and Discounts!

Hi, Everyone!

Here are the lists!  The good news is that there are some great discounts.  The bad news is that these are going away on June 2 or when supplies run out in the case of accessories.

Let me know if I can be of help to you!

See the retiring items HERE!  You can order on my site or you can email me!

Stampin' Hugs,

Monday, April 20, 2015

Guess What Arrived in the Mail Today!!! Cardmaking with Paper Pumpkin!

Hi, Stampers,

Wow!  What a Monday!  2 great classes with some of my favorite people and then........My own Prince Charming (Nate) delivered this Month's Paper Pumpkin (from the mailbox)!!  Yayyyyy!

Tooooooo many of my kits are still waiting for me to have the evening energy to play with them but tonight I completed all 8 of these adorable folding cards and darling envelopes.  Everything was in my red box except for my scissors, bone folder and snail adhesive.  (I did opt for my full size Pacific Point Stamp Pad though I love my little Crushed Curry and Pacific Point Stampin' Spots that came with the twine, cardstocks and photopolymer stamps.)

So here are my results!  A perfect evening of fun for me!!  Let me know if you'd like your own Paper Pumpkin to arrive each month!
The sweet paper bows required no punching.  They were perforated and just required assembly with the accompanying glue dots.

I can't wait to use these!

Happy Stampin'!!

Friday, April 17, 2015

Deals, Sales and Important Information!

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Hi, Stampers!!

To keep you up to date:

Butterfly Thinlits Updates and a Special Deal:
From the day Butterflies Thinlits are again available through April 30, we are bringing you two special offers:
  1. Get the Butterflies Thinlits at a 15 percent discount--just $21.20!
  2. Buy any of the Butterflies Thinlits Bundles at the already-discounted price and choose one of three FREE Sale-A-Bration items (only available while supplies last)!
Week of April 13, 2015
Weekly Deals
Birthday Bash Designer Washi Sheets  by Stampin' Up!

Price$9.95 $7.46
Handheld Stapler

Price$9.95 $7.46
Labels Collection Framelits Die

Price$26.95 $20.21
Mother's Love Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Price$24.95 $18.71
Pansy Punch

Price$15.95 $11.96
Something Borrowed Embellishments by Stampin' Up!

Price$6.95 $5.21
Striped Scallop Thinlits Die by Stampin' Up!

Price$24.95 $18.71
Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!

Price$24.95 $18.71

The 2014-15 Retired List Goes Live (With Big Discounts) on 

April 21!!  
It's time to stock up on retiring In-Colors!!
Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush!!  (See them on the carousel above.)
Email me at if I can be of creative help to you!!

Happy Stampin'!!

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Just Kidding Cardmaking Fun and a Pretty Floral Card

Hi, Stampers!

Lots of fun this week making our Just Kidding cards.  Those Blendabilities Flesh Tone markers still come in very handy!  Add a little Stamp 'n Write Markers and Blender Pens and voila!  Total fun!  Aren't they adorable??  I added a computer generated "Just Sayin'" since we used Erma Bombeck quotes and Aunty Acid Mugshots on the inside.  They are hilarious!!

Email me if you'd like a complete list of supplies!
We also made these gorgeous cards using Mother's Love!  I never met a 2-step stamp that I didn't love!  The Wisteria Wonder and Always Artichoke are perfect for our floral cards.
Good job, Art Gallery Stampers!!!

Congratulations to our latest prize winners for finding the secret words in the blog:
Kathy P.
Mike L.

Keep lookin' and Happy Stampin'!!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Cardmaking at the Stamp Out Autism Workshop! Second Harvest Food Collection!

Such a lovely day we had today at the workshop in Melbourne Village, hosted by Carol Valentine and Rachel Miller.  A big thanks goes out to these gals for their 6 beautiful over and above projects, generous supplies and meticulous organization! 

For me, it was such a pleasure to just go, sit, visit and stamp! Yayyyyy!  It was also a wonderful privilege and pleasure to donate non-perishable food products to the Second Harvest Food Bank and to purchase raffle tickets for the many wonderful business donations!   This all speaks to the hard work of these two wonderful demonstrators!!  (Did I mention the food and doorprizes??)  Wow!  Inspiration personified!!

Here are the six beautiful cards we enjoyed creating.  I'll be case'ing some of them for future stamp classes for sure!!

Thank you for stopping by!  Be a love and leave a comment!!

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Stamp Class Cardmaking Scrapbook!

Hello, Stampers!

Thank you for stopping by!!  So much stamping fun these past two weeks!!  Where to begin?  Let's start with the Titusville Art League Build a Bouquet (137952)  class!  We set reasonable goals--make 3 or 4 of the flowers in the class and finish up at home.  We had a great time with this terrific kit and the flowers are sooooooo pretty.  Susan's were sticking out of her purse when we went to lunch and they were fabulous!!  Good job, Susan, Patricia and Andrea!! (And the blackberry cobbler was fabulous too!!!)

 I made these cute mini gift bags (137547) to hold a yummy lacey cookie for my stamp club members.  Our SOS stamp club always comes through for each other!  Our monthly hostesses usually earn betwee $60 and $125 in free merchandise!  Thank you, SOS gals!
One of our members, Trudy, gave me a stack of ancient Rubber Stamping magazines and I used pages from those stamp magazines to make the cutest mini gift bags!  Fun to make and fun to give!!!

This past Monday's Art Gallery Cards classes made the cards you see below!  We are all having so much fun with the Just Kidding gals (140667) and their sassy sentiments!!
I can't wait to give these fun cards!!

Many thanks to Becky Roberts (One of my inspiring stamping goddesses) for the inspiration for our Sheltering Tree (137163) card.  A gift for you if you're first to email me Sheltering Tree.  You can see more of Becky's beautiful work at  We stamped off a second time to "fill out" our foliage!  The set comes with beautiful messages that have graceful fonts and lots of cute little accessory stamps too!

Happy stampin' and thank you again for stopping by!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Art Gallery Cards with Ree Newsletter--Weekly Deals, Free Shipping, Bye-Bye MDS

Hello Stampers!

So much news, so little time so I thought I'd send out a separate e-newsletter to keep you up to date!
The Clock is Ticking!!!  Order online by clicking HERE or send me an email!  Perks Program applies!!

Maximize your savings with this week's Weekly Deals!

1-1/4 Burlap Ribbon

Price$7.95 $5.96
Brights Designer Buttons

Price$7.95 $5.96
Daffodil Delight 1/2 Ribbon Seam Binding

Price$6.95 $5.21
Flower Fair Framelits Die by Stampin' Up!

Price$24.95 $18.71
Fun Flower Punch

Price$16.95 $12.71
Hearts Collection Framelits Die

Price$26.95 $20.21
Metallic Silver Encore Pad

Price$9.95 $7.46
Stars Framelits Dies

Price$26.95 $20.21

Perks Alert!
All $25 orders qualify for perks!
Perks achievers this month are:
Bea W.
Gwen E.
Earn $15 worth of merchandise with 6 Perks!

Downline Recruiting Bonuses!
Linda W. has added a 3rd recruit to her Downline!
Congratulations, Linda!  I'll be sending Linda a bonus package this week!

I'm sorry to say that Stampin' Up has decided to no longer carry My Digital Studio!!
  You can still place orders until May 31 and it will continue to work on your computer but tech support will no longer be available after May 31.  (Back up your downloads to your hard drive by May 31.)
I love my MDS and take comfort in that I can continue to use it when I want to do so!!
Let me know if I can be of creative help to you!!
Stampin' Hugs and Smiles!!