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Cheerful Perennials

I am so happy to finally have spring here with all the beautiful flowers, green grass, and baseball worthy weather! I was hoping that this Pretty Perennials bundle would carry over to the NEW 2021-2022 Catalog, but sadly it is not. (Be sure to add it to your wish list, or should I say, get it now list)

I was jumping down the Pinterest rabbit hole and saw this color combination! I chose to use the True Love DSP and used the polka dot side for the background. Next, I used Versa Mark, White Embossing Powder, and my Heat Tool to make the sentiment pop!

One tip when stamping your images for this set: Stamp the outline first-I used a darker or full strength color which makes it easier to see while stamping the solid stamp on top. A quick assembly of the bouquet, some bling, and then a small second sentiment finish this card off!

Very easy card to make multiples of! Sadly I need to make more thinking of you and sympathy cards right now. Please stay safe!

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Plus!!! The May Paper Pumpkin is going to be super cute! Batter Up! We meet virtually every month to create our pumpkins together! Subscribe today so you can join us for the next Pumpkin Party! Subscribe today!

Product List
Pretty Perennials Bundle
Pretty Perennials Photopolymer Stamp Set
Dies Perennial Petals
True Love Designer Series Paper
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Granny Apple Green 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad
Coastal Cabana Classic Stampin' Pad
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Versamark Pad
Heat Tool (Us And Canada)
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Adhesive Sheets
simple cards

Simply Beautiful Hydrangeas

The Hydrangea Haven suite was the one page that really took my breath away! I love purple and all shades of purple. But, hydrangeas are one of my favorite flowers! It might be that I am jealous that I can’t grow them in Texas. Some people have a space around their house that can accommodate the cooler shade/temperatures. Not our house! It will scorch with the west facing sunset!

Thanks to Stampin’ Up!’s wonderful Concept Artists, I can surround myself with these gorgeous flowers! This card was a nice and simple card that our club made for January. The bloom part was cut out using the Hydrangea Dies and I stamped the stem with Tuxedo Black ink. Next, I followed with Old Olive inked on the 2 step stem (the fill stamp). The Gorgeous Grape piece was run through the Stamp, Cut, Emboss Machine (SCEM) with the Tasteful Textures embossing folder to add some dimension and texture.

Up Close Hydrangea
Notice the detailed blossoms that you can pop up with your stylus!

The background was randomly stamped using Highland Heather with the small single bloom (it looks like a small butterfly too, bonus!) with color on color. The small tag is part of the Hydrangea Dies and there are several sentiments in the Hydrangea Haven stamp set.

Can you believe Sale-a-Bration is half way done??? That’s right! There are now 2 Sale-a-brations a year! The next one will be when the Holiday Catalog comes out! So be sure to grab your favorite FREE items when you shop! Click the button below to get yours now!

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Join today and get 5 packs of the DSP patterned paper! One of each family!

Thank you for stopping by! Until the next creation!


Product List
Hydrangea Hill Suite Collection
Hydrangea Haven Photopolymer Stamp Set
Hydrangea Dies
Hydrangea Haven Bundle
Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
Highland Heather 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Gorgeous Grape 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Linen Thread

FREE Card Kit w/ Nothing Better than Bundle

Do you order stamp bundles/sets and then get stuck not knowing what to do with them? Well I have a fantastic deal for you! I have created 3 designs using the Love You More Than bundle and I have prepared a PDF for you to keep! BUT- the BEST part is, I have a Zoom class scheduled for the first 8 people to order this bundle where we make these cards together!

You will need to be pre-order through my website (or through emailing/messaging me).  That will come directly from Stampin’ Up! when you use the host code: 3JUV6S9J at check out (if you are local-I can have it ship to my house too). I will mail you the consumable parts for FREE (2 of each of the 3 designs-so 6 cards)! 
We will make 6 total cards using your own featured set and/or bundle. You can use your paper/inks/products or order the suggested items along with your featured set and/or bundle. Plus you get a PDF so you can make more cards! 

Optional items & Colors Used: Pool Party ink (147107) , Mint Macaron Ink (147106), Early Espresso ink (147114) , Soft Suede ink (147115), Crumb Cake ink (147116), Basic Rhinestones (144220), Early Espresso Faux Suede Trim (152472), Pool Party Sheer Ribbon (152462)

This will be a new way to add to your stamping experience and stay safe at the same time!  Plus, if you are not local-we can connect and create!! I LOVE meeting new Stampin’ Friends!

Stampin’ Hugs!


Technique Video

How to Make a Beautiful Background using Bubbles

I have seen the Bubble Background Technique before and I saved it to a private board-a few years ago! So, I finally decided to give it a whirl! This was so much fun, and a little messy! I really did feel the enjoyment of my childhood when we would blow bubbles outside!

I made a video for you to learn how to create these whimsical backgrounds for your cards or pages! (excuse this one, it’s with my new equipment, I was a little giddy! And the video is not centered. Eh, whatcha gonna do?)

This is one of those sets that you need to keep so you always have accents at your fingertips! I can see home décor, scrapbook pages, cards, kids project, and so much more!

A few quick tips:

1. Dish soap and water do not yield great results.

2. I used a bendy straw so I didn’t accidentally blow on the wrong end and have inky lips.

3. Be sure to keep the paper away from the top of your container-it will leave a circle.

4. The lighter your ink color, the more drops you will need.

The Gold Cord in the Forever Greenery ribbon combo pack frays simply! Love the light touch!

I would love to see your creations! You can purchase the items used to make this card from the list below. It’s Bonus Days through the end of July! For every $50 you spend, you will get an email from Stampin’ Up! with a $5 off your purchase in August. I have 8 already-crazy!

For orders $149 and less-use this code!

When your wish list is super long, you should consider the savings you would have by joining our Crafter’s Corner Teams! You don’t have to sell-a lot of my team are here for the discount! But we all have become wonderful friends! For $99 plus tax, you will get to pick out $125 in any current catalog items (including any pre-order items!) What you order/sell will become a 20% savings (or extra fun money from orders!)

Many blessings to you and your family!


Product List
Forever Fern Bundle (English)
Forever Fern Cling Stamp Set (English)
Tasteful Labels Dies
Forever Flourishing Dies
Pretty Peacock 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Just Jade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Soft Sea Foam 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Gold Foil Sheets
Forever Greenery Trim Combo Pack
Soft Sea Foam Classic Stampin' Pad
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Fine-Tip Glue Pen
Stampin' Seal