Sunday, January 31, 2016

Flying High With the Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set, The Sky Is the Limit

Hello, Stampers!

I hope you're having a wonderful weekend!  It's been a fun week with my Art Gallery Classes, Stamp Club and the Titusville Art League Stampers!  

To top it off, 5 of my fabulous stamping friends and I took a little "road trip" yesterday to take a class together in Port Orange.  What a wonderful time we had, enjoying the creative and organizational talents of Oksana Semenska!  We made five fabulous projects and enjoyed her gracious hospitality.  Oksana is wonderfully creative and I encourage you to enjoy her work.  You can see the projects we made and so much more  at

Here is one of our Art Gallery cards!  Simple, clean and masculine, using Circle Scallop punch outs from the Going Places 6" x 6" Spring Occasions stack.  I LOVE those papers!  We fussy cut our biplane, from Going Global, and topped it off with Linen Thread.

Here's wishing you a creative and inspirational weekend!

Stampin' Hugs and Smiles,

Friday, January 29, 2016

You Can Never Have Enough Pretty--Card Making Polka Dots and Pictogram Punches

You Can Never Have Enough Pretty!
Hi, Stampers!

Here's another of our cards from the Cocoa Beach Library Stamping Crew.  Such a fun and capable group of gals!  They are so kind and helpful to new students!  No wonder that I love what I do!!

I love the clean simplicity of the Whisper White on Basic Black and the In-Color DSP was perfect with Lost Lagoon perfect polka dots!  I'm sure you recognize the Scalloped Tag Punch Cuts and the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Accent punches.  Quick Tip!!!  Need black rhinestones for the centers of your flowers?  Just grab your permanent black Sharpie and you'll have as many as you need in no time!!

I hope you've found some inspiration for your stamping!!

Stampin Hugs,

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Cocoa Beach Florida Cardmaking Class-Petite Petals Valentinea

Hello Stampers!

Here's a bird's eye view of one of our cards from the latest Cocoa Beach Library Stampers' Class.  Such fun!  We used the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Folder on our heart cut out and used the Petite Petals stamps and punch to create both the Rose Red flowers and the Mossy Meadow stamped leaves.  

Our DSP is from the beautiful Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack.  I love those papers--48 sheets of 6 X 6 double sided pretty!!

Our "love" stamp is from Best of Love, sadly retired but always in my heart and my stamp collection!!  :)

Have a happy and creative day!!

Friday, January 22, 2016

Card Making Fun With Pretty Valentines

 Hi, Stampin' Friends!

It's been a fun week with the Art Gallery Stampers and the Cocoa Beach Library Stampers!  So much cute!!

The Art Gallery Stampers made these two designs in Monday's classes!  You can't really tell from the photo, but we sprinkled Dazzling Diamonds on clear packing tape and adhered it to the back of our heart framelit cutout.  The tape is transformed into a pretty "screen" that looks like iridescent tulle.  Our colors were Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride.

Our second creation used Pink Pirouette and Tip Top Taupe papers with a little Rose Red ink to make some of the flowers pop!  Between the magnetic platform (be sure to offset the Precision Plate!), the Precision Plate and the Big Shot Brush, the most intricate framelits are released easy peasy!!!

Our next post will feature the 3 cards we made at the Cocoa Beach Library.  Sweet, simple and yet lots of WOW!
Don't forget to check out this week's Weekly Deals and enjoy your creativity!

Stampin' Hugs and Smiles!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Party With Cake Pop Up Card and a Pretty Valentine or Anniversary Card

Hi, Stampers!

Who doesn't love a surprise pop up card????  I know you are loving making your birthday cards with the Party Pop-Up Thinlits Dies!!  What?  Don't have them??  I can help you with that!! :-)

They are so fun because the thinlit does all the work for you!!  Add a few paper punch confetti pieces and you are ready to go!

We'll be making the Happy Birthday Cake pop up card in the coming weeks!  Don't forget the It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack that has 48 sheets of 12x12 double-sided papers.  We used the balloon print and the birthday candle papers.

We also enjoyed making this pretty Valentine using Elegant Eggplant instead of the customary reds and pinks.  The Happy Heart Embossing Folder allowed us to texturize both the card front and our Heart. (Hearts Framelits)  We used the banner from the Large Numbers Framelits Dies.  Always fun with the Art Gallery Stampers!

Want to join us for the fun!  Check out our schedule to the right of the homepage and email Ree at:

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Happy Stampin', Everyone!!

The Week's Stamping Schedule and the Florida All State Chorus Concerts

Hi, Stampers,
Here I am in Tampa, standing in line to go to the Middle School All-State chorus concert and I thought I'd attempt to start a post to make better use of my time.  The queue is rather endless right now.  We'll see how this goes!!
Here is the week's schedule:

Monday, January 18, Art Gallery of Viera.  classes are at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm.

Wednesday, Cocoa Beach Library, 9:30-11:30 am

Thursday, January 19, Titusville Art League
Deliveries for the SOS stamp club members this week!

Here I am with some of my music teacher gal pals waiting for one of the middle school chorus concerts (which were wonderful!!).  Next to me are Lisa B. Jacquie and Shelle.

Early Morning in Tampa from the 27th floor of the Marriott Waterside.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Card Making Inspiration From a Friend!

Hello, Stampers!

Sometimes inspiration comes from an obvious place--another card!  Here is a Christmas card that I received from my class of '63 girlfriend, Diane.  I was awed by its elegance and the black, white and gold color combination are a favorite of mine.  Of course I had to make a card, using the basic elements of friend Diane's.  Thank you for the lovely Christmas greeting and the inspiration, Diane!

I used the Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder on our Gold Foil Paper and punched out my bow with the bow builder punch.  Perfect!  I used our Fancy Foil Vellum paper over Whisper White for the center banner and you'll recognize the Everyday Chic black and white background.  The greeting, from Timeless Love,  is stamped in gold ink.

I hope you'll find some inspiration in the world around you today!!
Stampin' Hugs!

Thursday, January 7, 2016

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Wednesday, January 6, 2016

This Week's Card Making Class Creations!

Hi, Stampers!

Happy Wednesday!  Today I wanted to show off the incredible Botanical Gardens Ensemble that can be found on pages 26 and 27 of the new Occasions Catalog.  There are even free coordinating stamps and a GOJUS vellum stack on pages 4 and 5 of the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.

You can definitely see where my inspiration originated for these 2 cards that we are making in this week's card making classes.  I just love the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper, the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and the Framelits.  This set just really inspires me!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Send me your comments in the comment section or at

Happy Stamping Hugs!

Monday, January 4, 2016

More Holiday Dinner SOS Card Making Swaps!

Hi, Stampers!

Here are more of our pretty cards.  Thank you so much, SOS Stampers, for trying something new and I hope you'll enjoy all of the swap projects!

Have a wonderful Monday!

Stampin' Hugs,
Love these halloween stamps!  Thank you for joining us, Vera!  It is always a pleasure to have you with us!

Such a sweet and pretty little Christmas card with lots of shape interest.  Nice work, Elise!

Barbara made this beauty!  I love your pretty folds and the nice use of 12x12 DSP.  Lovely, Barbara!

My pastel wash doesn't show up too well but I've been wanting to use the rose framelits and they did not disappoint.

Another GOJUS card!  This one was made by Trudy.  Don't you love the coloring and composition?

Tomorrow:  Botanicals and the Release of the New Occasions Catalog!!  Yippee!!!

Happy Stampin'!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Stamp Club Holiday Dinner and Swaps

Hi, Stampers!

Hope your New Year is off to a wonderful start!!  We ended 2015 with lots of family and delicious meals and we started 2016 with MORE family and delicious meals!  It is certain to be a great year!

Now off to a great year of stamping!!  Our two class are back on schedule tomorrow and we have the launch of the Spring Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs for huge inspiration!!

My stamp club, The SOS Stampers, have a holiday dinner each year.  I prepare a meal, set the table and we all have a wonderful time and our hostess gets the evening off!  This year's menu was a garden/hearts of palm salad, chicken parm, eggplant parm, garlic bread and holiday goodies for dessert.  

Instead of a gift exchange this year, we decided to have a swap.  I hope you'll enjoy the creativity of my talented stamp club and I hope you'll find some inspiration to help get your year started!!
I may put them on 2 days of posting since there are 11 of them.  Enjoy!!

Here's my Downline Diva, Donna's, sneak peek card using "The Sky is the Limit", one of the limited time stamps that are part of the free Sale-A-Bration offerings with a $50 order. Great card, Donna!

 Here is Michelle's card, a wonderful punch art card.  Love this!!

 Here's Lloydene's adorable koala card!  She is an amazing colorist!!  This is just adorable!!

 Alice is so good at this technique!  I will now learn it because sweet Alice included directions for the intricate braided paper on the left side.  Thank you, Alice!

 Here's Dar's card.  I just love those pine cones and pine boughs.  Did you recognize the bird builder wing shape of the candle flame!  Well done, Dar!

Isn't this sweet!  Yes, in more ways than one because this sweet little bag also includes some tasty chocolates.  Thank you, Cindy Lou!!  (You know what we ALL really like!!)

I'll be posting the rest of the swaps tomorrow and the day after I'll have 2 cards featuring the wonderful Botanical Gardens Ensemble.  I love the DSP, I love the Stamps, I love the Framelits and the jewels and the the Washi Tape and........Well you get the idea!  I will be using those items to the hilt in the coming months!!!

Happy Stamping Hugs,

Saturday, January 2, 2016

This Weeks Cardmaking Classes! SOS, AGOV and TAL Cardmaking! Sale-A-Bration Clubs Are Being Formed!!

January 2, 2016

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Hello, Stampers!

As always, I hope the New Year finds you happy, healthy and enjoying many creative pursuits after enjoying plenty of time with family and friends!
Keep scrolling to find what this week holds for SOS, AGOV and TAL groups!  Other items of interest are:

  • It's time to organize Sale-A-Bration (SAB) Clubs!  Details below outline how you can receive 3 free SAB  products AND $15 in additional free merchandise.  Plus a bonus!! (See Below)
  • It's not too late!  Want to give your stamping friend something really special?  Purchase one of Ree's Stampin' Up Gift Certificates!  Always a special treat--and especially during Sale-A-Bration!!
SOS Stampers' News
Well, gals!  I'm still feeling so happy about our Christmas dinner!  It was such fun to just have a chance to see a few new things and to visit!  Thank you so much for your enthusiastic participation in our first SWAP!  (I'm hoping to get pix of our swaps on this blog later today!) I declare it a great success and we'll be able to take it from there the next time.  Maybe we should consider a July swap after the new products are released in June!

We will wrap up our order on Monday so if you want to tweak or add to your order, feel free to do so.  I'm so excited to see so many orders qualify for SAB items.  So fun!!  You are eligible for our SAB Hostess Clubs so be sure to check it out below!!

Art Gallery Stampers
Hi, AGOV Stampers!!  So excited to be back after the week off and I'm looking forward to seeing my fun stamping friends! excited with the new Botanicals DSP, stamps, framelits and vellum that we'll be using for our 2 cards that can be tailor made for your needs:  thanks/birthday/get well.  Please RSVP by Sunday at 3 pm for our January 4 classes if you have not already done so.  These supplies and the cards are GOJUS!!!
Supply List:  
Stamp Pads:  Hello Honey, Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze, Old Olive
Stamp Sets:  Botanical Blooms, Cottage Greetings
Accessories:  Botanical Builder Framelits Dies (a second set would be most helpful along with a Big Shot.  Lots of pretty flowers and leave to cut!)
Punch:  Scallop Tag Punch

TAL Stampers
I'm looking forward to our group getting back together to start another year of giggles and creativity!

We'll meet this coming Thursday, January 7, from 10:30-12:30 at the TAL building.  We will also make the cards that AGOV is making on Monday.  If you have any of the supplies and would like to bring them, feel free to do so!!  Please RSVP by Tuesday, January 3!

Sale-A-Bration Online Clubs
Just email Ree to join.  We'll assign you to the "club" of your choice.

  • $50 per month club--3 members.  Each takes a turn to be hostess and earns a minimum of $15 in hostess credits.  The designated hostess of the month gets a surprise Sale-a-Bration prouduct from Ree.  Just send me your minimum of a $50 order by the 20th of each month.  Include your SAB free product selection.
  • Go BIG!  $100 per month--3 members.  Earn 2 SAB products each month.  Each designated hostess will receive $50 in free hostess credits.  The designated hostess gets an extra SAB product from Ree. (Yes, it is possible to share this among 6 members!  Just keep you and your "buddy" in one person's name.  :-)
Email Ree at by January 10 so that we can try to get everyone placed in a club.  Each must be 3 members to work.
Pop on over here later today (1/2/16) to see our latest cards creations!
(Yes, we've been busy bees!)
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Have a wonderful week!!
Stampin' Hugs,

Thank you for taking a peek and let me know if I can be of creative help to you!!
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Ree Nathan
Art Gallery Cards
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