I Can’t Get Enough of This…and March MPP Alternative

Hi Everyone!

Just a quick stop by here for me today.  I’ve got several things I want to share before my husband and I are off to buy bathroom fixtures, etc for our upcoming bathroom remodel.  Our home was built in 1975 and nothing has ever been done in the main bathroom.  It is 40 years old and the bathroom is very dated.  The toilette no longer flushes properly, the porcelain in the tub is worn so it always looks dirty, and the sink and vanity counter top are worn as well.  I’ve been wanting to re-do it since we moved in 15 years ago, but I am not the type of person that is willing to go into debt to make home improvements.  I believe that if I can’t save the money and pay cash for what I want done, then it won’t get done.  🙂

As the title of this post says, I CAN NOT get enough of the Botanical Gardens Designer Series Paper and coordinating stamp set and framelits die (Botanical Builder Framelits & Botanical Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set). Or the colors.  I LOVE all of these colors together.  Using all of my current favorite things, I created this note card set with pizza-style box.

Botanical Blooms Notecards - 5I also used the  Sale-a-Bration Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum that is only available until midnight on March 31st with a $50.00 order.  The neat thing is, you can bundle the designer series paper, Botanical Blooms Stamp Set and the framelits for $51.75 plus tax and S/H, and you will  qualify for the vellum stack in the current Sale-a-Bration catalog.  The item number for the bundle is 140819. But like I said, the vellum is only available until midnight on March 31st.

Here are some photos of each individual notecard.

Botanical Blooms Notecard - 4

Botanical Blooms Notecard - 3

Botanical Blooms Notecard - 2

Botanical Blooms Notecard - 1

And the box…

Botanical Blooms Notecard Pizza Box

If you place an order on my online store, I will send you the instructions for the box…FREE…as well.  So that would be two things FREE.  Be sure to include your email with your order so I can send you the pdf and directions for the box.

As for the March Paper Pumpkin, I came up with an alternative card using some of the things that were intended for the gift card holders.  I don’t usually give gift cards unless it’s Christmas, but I need a lot of birthday cards lately, because I have taken the #imbringingbirthdaysback challenge.  Here it is!


Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!





























February Paper Pumpkin

Just a quick share today.  I thought this month’s Paper Pumpkin was so adorable that I needed to turn it into a gift.  I stamped all of the cards and then made a card folder with some of the left-over parts.  Don’t you just love it?!  If you want the directions for the folder just click on the link here.

Feb 2016 Paper Pumpkin Gift Folder-2


Feb 2016 Paper Pumpkin Gift Folder-1

Next month, Paper Pumpkin will be three years old!  Celebrate with a limited-edition box for your March kit. Subscribe by March 10th to get yours.  What makes it even more special is during Sale-A-Bration, you can get a 3-month Paper Pumpkin subscription for just $55.00 and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item.   Just contact me, and I will help you get subscribed.



That’s all I have for you today!  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!


Birthday Blooms

If I had to choose a favorite stamp set from the current Occasions Catalog, it would be this one Birthday Blooms.  I’ve made more cards with this set since it first came out than any other.  The quote from William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” applies to this stamp set.  It doesn’t matter what color you make it, it is still beautiful.  Granted, both of my roses are water colored using blender pens  and Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette ink.  The difference is in their embossing and in the choice of paper color I used.  Which do you prefer?  My preference changes each time I look at them, but one thing remains true of both; they are each beautiful in their own way.

On a different note, the items in the Sale-a-bration catalog changed a little this past Monday.  I’ve posted  a copy of the new brochure items in the side bar.  All of the items in the original catalog that appear on pages 1 through 15 are still available with any $50.00 purchase.  Those on pages 16 through 19 have been replaced with the new items in the brochure.  Be sure to check it out.

Black Butterfly & Rose


Silver Embossed Butterfly & Rose

I hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!




Three Valentine Cards & Valentine Treat Tutorial

As I type this post, I realize that Valentine’s Day is only 2 days away and I haven’t shared any of my Valentine cards or my treat holder with you.  The cards were created over a month ago and put in the mail way in advance of the holiday, but I am very much overdue in posting about them.  I was busy this week in that I substitute taught one and a half days and I cleaned out two closets this week.  (I do feel I accomplished a lot.)

Anyway, here is the first card I made using the Bloomin’ Love stamp set, Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit Die, Sweetheart punch, and Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper.  When I cut out the heart with the thinlit, one heart was enough to make two cards since I only needed a small piece to peek through the punched out heart image.


I made the second card with the Sky is the Limit stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalog and the Happy Heart Embossing Folder.  Just a reminder that it will no longer be available beginning Monday, as new Sale-a-bration items will be replacing it.  If you aren’t familiar with Sale-a-bration, it is Stampin’ Up!’s biggest sale event of the year.  When you spend $50.00 on any Stampin’ Up! product you qualify for one free item.  This set is one of the free items until midnight on Feb. 14th.

I love this set because you could say it is quite masculine, and I thought this made a good card for my son.


Finally, my last Valentine card happened quite by accident.  Someone once told me there were never any mistakes is stamping, just happy accidents.  So, this accident was a happy one.  I had cut out a vellum heart using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlit intending to use it for a totally different purpose on a card, and this is what I ended up with.  🙂


I hope you like the cards.

For the tutorial I promised, I have a cute little Valentine treat holder that takes only minutes to make.  I call it a Sweetheart Candy Slider Sleeve.  Isn’t it adorable?

Sweetheart Candy Sleeve-2

Sweetheart Candy Sleeve-3

Sweetheart Candy Sleeve-5

If you want the tutorial for the box, you can download it here.

Hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!