Beautiful Stained Glass


I am so happy that we have the new Stampin’ Blends markers!  They are alcohol based markers that make shading a snap!  The collection can be sold as a whole set, in pairs, or per marker.  There are also color lifters, Ivory, and Bronze colors to make your skin tones easy too!

I wanted to focus on a fun technique this month at club, and used them with the Stained Glass technique.  It’s super simple and yields gorgeous results!

  1. USE the Embossing Buddy!! I usually forget using it, but for this technique, it’s a must.  Rub some on the surface of the vellum.
  2. Next, use Versa Mark and stamp your image on the vellum.
  3. Use a dark or metallic embossing powder to sprinkle on top.
  4. Heat the powder using the heat tool.
  5. Choose your markers that you want to use and color on the BACK side of the vellum.
  6. Adhere your vellum to a light colored card stock.  I used Glue Dots under the wings to keep them hidden.


I also used Washi Tape to keep the sides down and a Glue Dot on top covered by the Fresh Fig bow. I am so ready for warmer weather and pretty flowers! So, you may see a lot of bright colors and flowers coming!  After this cold/flu/sick season….I am done!



Painted Fall Flowers


I LOVE this bundle!  I have heard that the Painted Harvest Bundle has been our top seller from the Holiday Catalog!  Do you need a copy mailed to you?  Let me know!

I made this one for our monthly club.  I stamped the smaller of the sunflowers with Pumpkin Pie and then followed it with Crushed Curry for the bigger flower.  The center is Chocolate Chip and Wink of Stella.  I also used Old Olive ink to stamp off the filler leaf stamp and used full strength ink for the leaf detail stamp. Next, I used a sponge with Early Espresso to distress the edges of the card stock and DSP.  To add depth and texture, I added dimensionals and linen thread.


The color combinations with this set are endless!  I have seen so beautiful cards and boxes made with this set!

World Card Making Day is coming!  To help celebrate, Stampin’ Up! has a 2 promotions!

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Stampin Hugs! Laura


Daisy Delight Addiction!

I am soooo happy that the Daisy Punch is back in stock!  This is by far my favorite items so far!  So easy to make quick cards like the one above!  I literally made this in 5 minutes flat!  I love to use the color combinations that they have in the Designer Series Paper designs!  I just flip over the pack and read the colors used!  To add more colors you can stamp off your inks for lighter shades of the ink pads!  Gives you more mileage on your ink and color choices!


I just stamped color on color (Wisteria Wonder) and punched out 2 daisies.  Used a couple glue dots to adhere together.  Then I used my bone folder to fluff the petals.  To create the fun fold, I cut the DSP paper to 5 1/2 x 4 1/4.  Then I cut down the center with the Paper Trimmer (helpful because you control how far the blade cuts into your paper). Finally I folded the pieces back on themselves and placed some adhesive on the back to keep them flat.  Crease with a Bone Folder to help.  I finished it off with a Silver Faceted gem and took out my Calypso Coral marker to add the faux stitches.

Here is the bundle item code!  Head over to my website and order yours today!  Be sure to enter in hostess code DBJ9W4NH.  I will send a surprise to those who order!

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Simply Tranquil Tulips

Oh my! We can all order from the catalog now!!! Look at this beautiful hostess set that you can earn by booking a party or ordering $150 or more! Tranquil Tulips! I had to get it on the ore order. I usually wait with the hostess sets-but this one was a must have-now! 😋

I made this card for this Sunday’s New Catalog  Open House! I did stamp off the Real Red ink before stamping on my paper. I paired it with Wild Wasabi leaves and Basic Black for the pistils. The sentiment is from Eastern Palace, I just straightened the word before stamping. I wanted some texture with out adding too much-so I used the Hexagon Dynamic Embossing Folder with Real Red.

Want to earn this set?  This month you can get extra host dollars with a party of $350 or more!  I have dates available!


Simply Mediterranean Moments


Mediterranean Moments is such a beautiful set that captures the landscape of the life in the Mediterranean!  I made this for my Try It night class-2 simple cards for a fee to get people to try out stamping cards!

I started off with Soft Suede ink for the street image leaving room for a sentiment at the bottom.  I then turned to the Moroccan DSP and Soft Suede card stock to make the side accent.  I used the edge of my scissors to carefully rough up the edge of the Soft Suede card stock.  I used Soft Suede ink and a sponge to distress the paper pieces for more depth.  The sentiment is stamped with Cajun Craze on Cajun Craze card stock.  It’s all finished with the Linen thread tied in a knot and frayed.


Don’t forget to order your Creative Kit to Go!  It’s due by the 18th of February.  Click on the link to find out more!

I am working on a cool Basket Weave technique!  Stay tuned!


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’


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!