Thoughtfully pretty Spring card idea


Recently I gathered with a group of my stamping friends and this is the card I presented for everyone to make. It goes back to old school stamping basics. Stamps, Ink, Paper! Using a few colors on one card draws your eye into the feature panel. Small details like pearls and scalloped ribbon add interest. This is a fun card to experiment with your favorite color combinations!

Sharing Music From the Heart

Music From the Heart

Music is a special part of our lives!

It brings us joy and helps us thorugh our sorrow.

The project featured using the beautiful stamp set Music From the Heart.

Looking at the three cards let me share some

Stamping Tips:


  • Use the stamps to create a background.


The card on the left and the one on the bottom both use stamps from the Music From the Heart stamp set to create an interesting background.


On the left they used Crumb Cake ink to stamp the treble clef and then the heart is colored in using an accent color (Calypso Coral) with a watercolor technique.


One of my favorite watercolor techniques is to use the ink from an ink pad with a blender pen. I find I have the best control with this method.


  • The card on the bottom uses tone on tone stamping.


This is achieved by using the same ink color as the cardstock base.


Another cool technique is used on this card.

  • The staff lines are done by stamping off.

This is when you ink up the stamp, then lightly press it onto a scrap piece of paper to take some of the ink off the stamp and then stamp the remaining inked stamp onto the card. It creates a lighter version of the full strength ink. It can actually create the look of two different colors.


The musical note are stamped with full strength ink.


The card on the top uses pretty paper to pack a punch!


The cardbase on this card is covered completely with a piece of paper.


This adds interest with very little effort.


All Stampin' Up! paper packs lets you confidentially mix colors and patterns because each sheet in the pack goes together so well with the other sheets in the pack.


The stamping on this card is very simple in the tone on tone technique mentioned above.


This time the Crumb Cake ink is stamped on Crumb Cake cardstock.


The guitar is made using two stamps from the set a treble clef and the neck of the guitar.


There are a couple of die cuts used to add interesting edges.


On the accent paper is cut using the Stitched So Sweetly dies and the square white piece is cut using the Stitched Shapes dies.


Both of these dies are MUST HAVES for your collection!


Here is the complete product list for the top card on the photo:

Let these cards inspire you! Pick out some of your favorite colors and stamp sets and create your own versions of these cards!

Make a card! Be the reason someone smiles today!

So many extras

I will be celebrating 11 years as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator this August.

Time has gone by very quickly. I joined strictly to get the discount (at least 20%). No other reason!

I was purchasing approx $100 to $150 a month anyways, so why not get the discount!

My second year in the business I made my Christmas cards and gave one to a dear friend of mine.

While I was using the Rest Room my sister had talked to her and when I got back to our table she said,

"Your sister told me you made this beautiful card and that you could show me how to make my own cards."

I said, "yes."

"Your sister told me that you could come to my house and i could invite some friends and have a party."

I said, "Yes."

She said, "I want to have a party" and we set a date. She actually held 4 parties with me that next year and then

she decided she would like to get a discount and get a fantastic deal on product.

This month, right now, is the best time to get your Starter Kit! 

You get to choose $125 in product, anything you'd like, and you pay $99 plus tax.

There's no shipping cost!

Now until March 31 you get three BONUS gifts!

  • A mini paper trimmer ideal for cardmaking
  • A sampler pack of Designer Series Paper from the Spring Mini Catalog
  • Choose any stamp set in the full-line or Mini Catalog of your choice (no price limit)

You have options, you can come in to get the best possible prices on your favorite stamping items.

You can become an "accidental" Demonstrator like me. I bet you know a friend or two who would love to earn free products while playing with stamping supplies.

You can build a business, like I am now. I work full time at a job I love and that I'm very good at doing. But, I have a dream of having a business that can travel with me when I retire.

I have set up a schedule that allows me to work only 16 - 20 hours per week. I hold one in person party per month and I send weekly project ideas to everyone on my email list.

I've also built a Team with 6 other people. We have fun!

We'd love to have fun with you!

Use this link and get started picking your $125 in product (you can't go a penny over so choose wisely). 

I can help make suggestions if you need help. Then pick your bonus stamp set! May I suggest you sort the stamp sets by price and pick one of the most expenisive ones!

Get the most bang for your buck!

Remember, join just for the discount, be an accidential Demo, or build a businesss. It's your choice.

Spring Mini and Saleabration

Spring is on the way!
Our weather may not seem like Spring is on it's way.
Really talking about Spring in January might even seem a little crazy!
In fact where I live in southern Wisconsin, we haven't even really gotten WINTER yet!
The Spring Mini Catalog launched on January 3rd! You can see from the pretty cover it is filled with flowers and other fun surprises!
New stamps, new paper, and more!
Take a look at all the goodies in my online store
There's so much to see! But, remember it's also the start of Saleabration so for every $50 you order you get to choose a FREE item!
Once again this year, you can get items at two levels when you place at least a $100 order. You can get two items at Level one or one item at Level two!
See all your Saleabration choices HERE!
There's no limit to the Freebies you can earn!
When you place a $300 order (or gather orders from your friends) you get 6 Level One Saleabration freebies (or mix in some Level Two items)! You'll get at least $36 in free stuff AND the super cute Little Ladybug stamp set as a bonus!
Best deal yet! You can get three cool add-ons to your Starter Kit if you choose to purchase your own business Starter Kit.
Personal size trimmer
6x6 Paper sampler pack
Choose one extra stamp set of your choice!
First, you pick $125 worth of stamping supplies for only $99!
Next, choose your extra stamp set!
Finally, the trimmer and paper sampler pack will be included in your kit.
Remember, you'll get at least 20% discount on all your orders after that!
Come in for the GREAT DEAL! Stay for all the fun!
Questions? I've got answers for you!

Christmas Trees white on white


Another fun Christmas card idea using the awesome Perfectly Plaid Bundle. I love a stamp set that has a matching punch and this bundle doesn't disappoint! Lots of trees and great greetings in the stamp set and a perfect evergreen punch provides many options for your holiday stamping.

Stars and Joy


When you want a Christmas card in non-traditional colors you can't miss with Crumb Cake and champagne foil. Little details like stitching on the stars and elegant punched edges on the greeting make this card extra special. Get the complete instructions and supply list below.