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Pink Petals


There is a beautiful pack of Designers Series Paper (DSP) in the Occasions Catalog!  Petal Passion!  It’s all black and white, but you can use all sorts of techniques to create gorgeous cards!  I made this one for a dear friend’s birthday earlier this month!  They are easy to color with Blends (like the one above), color with the Sponge Brayer & Ink, and even your Stampin’ Write Markers!

You know I had to add Wink of Stella to the blossoms!  You can make 6 cards per sheet of DSP!  And the pack has 12 sheets (2 of each of the 6 designs) You can’t go wrong!  Just throw a sentiment and some ribbon, and your done!


Also, I am so close to my monthly goal! I am just $85 away! I have a hostess code for anyone who would like to help out and it will ship to you when using the code!  There are a lot of great framelits on sale in the clearance section as well as the retiring lists! I will send you a thank you gift too for helping out! Create an account or log in.
Hostess code @ check out: B9SXQTFB
Check out just a few of the Clearance Rack items!!

Happy Stampin’!



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Colorful Birthday


The Picture Perfect Party Suite has been one of my favorites from the Occasions Catalog! There is still a month left that you can purchase the wonderful products from this suite and the whole catalog!

I made this card for another SWAP for Stampin’ Up’s OnStage earlier this month.  I love how the colors pop and celebrate your recipient’s big day!  For the candles, I stamped off the solid image and used full strength ink for the patterns.  Next, I used the new Stamparatus to line up the Happy Birthday going down the side! Then I ran the Berry Burst strip of paper through the Big Shot with the Sequins Dynamic Embossing Folder. This was followed by the Myth & Magic glimmer paper, the Picture Perfect Party DSP pack, and some  Silver Baker’s Twine!NNJD1280

There are a lot of new products coming June 1st!  But there are some great deals on the My Website’s Clearance Rack, the Retiring List, and the Paper Pumpkin refill clean out!

Here is the April Hostess Code B9SXQTFB. IF you are ordering $150 or more, you don’t need to use the code.  Reap those hostess benefits! Grab your friends and place an order together too!  So many great deals and some products are already selling out!

Look at what you can order Starting May 1st!!! New products too!IMG_0011



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Party Panda!


I LOVE this Party Pandas stamp set!  And do you want to know that you can choose this as a FREE item!  Yes-It’s Sale-a-bration time!!!  For every $50 or $100 you spend, there are FREE items you can choose from the Sale-a-bration catalog!

This is going to be a card for this month’s club too!  I just love how he’s throwing confetti in the air!  I just used the marker to stamp technique to have more than one color on the stamp!  And the new Scattered Sequins Dynamic Texture Impressions Embossing folder is just too cute!!


I did use Wink of Stella on the confetti and his party hat!  He just makes me smile!


Just look at the benefits of hosting a party/FB party and joining my team!  I have several that are hobby demonstrators and some that use it as a Part Time business! And you don’t have to live close by!  We skype or facetime at our quarterly gatherings!


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Colorful Copper Leaves 

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I am so happy that it is finally starting to feel like fall here in Texas!  I wanted to create some cards to celebrate the season!  One of the bundles that I will treasure for a long time is the Colorful Seasons bundle!  It is a must have for a new stamper too! It covers all the seasons and has such beautiful dies to coordinate with the images!  Not to mention the paper, color combos, and accessories to boot!

Part of my monthly stamp club includes a technique.  The members get a sample of the technique and a small blurb that explains how to create it again.  When they first join, they receive a journal to put these in so they have it to look back on for a handy (and pretty) reference!

This card plays up the Emboss Resist technique.  I just switched the embossing powder to Copper!  I then used Sponge Daubers to rub Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Cajun Craze, and Cherry Cobbler.  (in that order)  I started with the middle of the leaf towards the stem.  I only used the Cherry Cobbler on the tips of the leaves.  I then cut them out as well as one Copper Foil leaf.

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I just love how the Copper Foil, Copper Embossing Folder, and Copper Thread make this card pop!

All through this month you can stock up on your favorite  Designer Series Paper with the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE sale! (select papers on the list)

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Don’t forget the deadline to order this month’s Creative Class To Go is October 20th! You can add some of the paper to your order too! Just use the host code on the image below!



Birthday · Cute cards · Promotions · Techniques

Birthday Candles


Once you get past a certain age, my mom always would put 3 candles on the cake.  One for life, one for strength, and one for good luck for the next year.  So, I used her rule to make this card using Sweet Cupcake and the matching thinlits.

It is super quick since the dies cut out the candles and that it’s a 2-3 step stamping set!  I love purple-so I used Rich Razzleberry and the Blooms & Bliss DSP!  I started with randomly stamping the streamers and confetti with Sweet Sugarplum on the Sweet Sugarplum base.  I then used the Rich Razzleberry for the main part of the candle and Blushing Bride for the background color of the candles.  The flames I used Crushed Curry and then tipped the stamp with a Tangerine Tango Stampin’ Write Marker!  Of course I used dimensionals!  I go through those like I go through Wink of Stella clear, Burlap ribbon, and Snail!

Stay tuned for pictures of all my craft show items!  I have been feverishly making these for our new high school!  They have a Holiday Cheer Market from 8am-12pm this Saturday, December 10th! Click below if you are local and would love to stop by and say Hi!  Mention “trailblazer” for FREE shipping on in person orders! flyer-for-market-2


I have attached the holiday-carryover-list and the holiday_retiring_na_us lists so you can shop!  I have an open hostess code of ABXFGWBE.

Just shop at my site: and create an account/login.  Use this code at check out!  I will send people who order $35 or more a gift from me!

Happy Stampin’


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Celebrating a wonderful woman


I needed a quick card for a special person in our lives!  My stepmother!  She turns 70 today, but my father planned over a month ago for us all to surprise her with a nice dinner at III Forks!  Her daughter, son-in-law, grandkids, sister, brother-in-law, cousins, Pete, and myself were all waiting in a private room.  Some traveled from Austin, TX and the daughter with her family had just flown in from Boston that evening! It was a true surprise and she was just flabbergasted! She is special to me because she has such a giving heart.  And after my last 5 months kicking breast cancer, I really couldn’t have done it with out her.  It was like my mom from heaven was channeling through her.  We are definitely a lot closer now!

The card was a color combo that I enjoy a lot!  Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, and Sweet Sugarplum.  I used the Number of Years stamp set and matching Framelits to complete the card.  And what card wouldn’t be super special with out Wink of Stella Clear?

Here is her super yummy cake and a picture of me and my hubby!  We can clean up nice once and a while!  Plus, we had a date night!  A very rare occurrence!  We had the steak and lobster along with tons of appetizers that were just amazing!


I have attached the holiday-carryover-list and the holiday_retiring_na_us lists so you can shop!  I have an open hostess code of ABXFGWBE.

Just shop at my site: and create an account/login.  Use this code at check out!  I will send people who order $35 or more a gift from me!