Snowflakes are special and so Are YOU!

Today’s card is made with a special Stampin’ Up! stamp set and die set coming out on November 1st! This easy one layer card looks much more complicated than it is!

Christmas Card 2018
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Hi Friends,

Happy Monday! Hope all is well with you this evening. I had a busy day today. Part of my day was spent preparing this card for you: “Snowflakes are special and so Are YOU!” I made this card using a brand new stamp set called “Snow is Glistening” (149742) and a new die set called “Snowfall Thinlits” (149692). These items are coming out on November 1st. The set will only be available from Stampin’ Up! only during the month of November.

Color Combination

My color combination is Highland Heather (ink 147103/card stock 146986), Gorgeous Grape (ink 147099 /card stock 146987), Balmy Blue (ink 147105/card stock 146982) and Whisper White (100730).

Card Recipe

My card starts out with a Highland Heather (146986) card base cut 5 1/2″ X 8 1/2″; score and fold at 4 1/4″.  I cut the large snowflake out of Whisper White (100730) card stock using the Snowfall Thinlits dies (149692).  What a gorgeous snowflake! Definitely worth having to poke out the little pieces using my Paper Piercing Tool (126189). I stamped a small snowflake in the middle using Highland Heather (147103) ink and the Snow is Glistening (149742) stamp set.

Decorating the Card Front

Next I stamped the front of the card using the Snow is Glistening (149742) stamp set. I first stamped the large snowflake three times with Balmy Blue ink. Next, I stamped the medium snowflake seven times using Highland Heather (147103) ink. Finally, I used the Gorgeous Grape ink (147099) to stamp the sentiment on the bottom and the small bunch of snowflakes numerous times.

Inside the Card

I stamped the sentiment “Sending a blizzard of wishes for a wonderful season” on a piece of Whisper White (100730) card stock. The piece of Whisper White (100730) card stock was cut 4″ X 5 1/4″. I added a couple stamps of the small cluster of snowflakes using Gorgeous Grape (147099) ink.

Benefits of Being an Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

Such an easy one layer card, isn’t it? I really like how the card turned out and I love this new bundle too! One of the many benefits of being an Independent Stampin’ Up!  Demonstrator is being able to pre-order new products. Plus the discount on purchasing items is great! Plus I love stamping and love to share this love with others!

Have a wonderful evening and Happy Stampin’





For unto you is Born this Day in the City of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord

Today I have a Christmas card with a night time scene Bethlehem on Christmas night. The card has an easy fun fold that lets a little glitz shine through.

Hi Friends,

I hope you are having a great day. Today I am squeezing in a special Christmas card recipe with a Bethlehem scene. This Christmas card has a wonderful reminder about celebrating Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem- the true reason for celebrating this upcoming Christmas season. I had this card at my Saturday Sampler Event on Saturday and my friend Carole really liked it. So, now I am sharing the card with you!

I used an old retired Stampin’ Up! Christmas set from 1998! The stamp set is called “City of David”. I was fortunate to find a woman, here in West Michigan, who was getting rid of her old stamp sets. I got this set at an excellent price! I would have paid much more for such an awesome set. Now some exciting news from our sponsor-just kidding 🙂

Celebrating World Card Making Day

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Officially World Card Making Day is Saturday October 6, 2018 but Stampin’ Up! is celebrating all week long with a special sale. Check out this link.The sale is 10% off of Dimensionals, some Kits, some Stamp Sets, some paper, and much more! Prices are good until Sunday October 7th. Shop now at my 24/7 Stampin’ Up! online Shop!

Busy Week at the Quilt Show

Today I began a busy week of volunteering with the West Michigan Quilt Guild’s “Quilts on the Grand” 20th Biennial Quilt Show. Today, quilts entered in the show were dropped off for judging. Tomorrow and Wednesday I will be helping with the process of judging of the quilts. Our quilt guild has some very talented quilters and I M THRILLED WITH WHAT I HAVE seeN come in for this show! Thursday is the Quilt Show set-up. Friday and Saturday is the show! If you are available this weekend Friday October 5th and Saturday October 6th, the quilt show will be open 9-5pm at the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids, Michigan. now back to my card for today.

Today’s Card Color Combination

First of the all, the color combination for today’s card is Night of Navy (ink 147110 / card stock 100867), Gray Granite (ink 147118/ card stock (146983), and Whisper White (100730).

Today’s Christmas Card

I started with a Night of Navy card (100867) stock base cut 4 1/4″ X 11″. I scored and folded the card stock at 5 1/2″. Then I cut 1″ off the bottom of the front part of the card.

Next, I cut a piece of Gray Granite (146983) card stock 3 1/4″ X 4 1/4″. also, I cut a 2 3/4″ X  3 3/4″ whisper white card stock (100730) for the front of the card.

I stamped the Whisper White card stock (100730) with Night of Navy ink (147110). I used the City of David stamp set to stamp the Bethlehem scene and the sentiment.

Now a little Glitz: A Shining Star

I cut a small star using my Big Shot  (143263) and a die from the Starlight Thinlits dies set (141840).  I cut the star from a specialty flashy card stock from my stash that is very sparkly. You could easily substitute Sparkle Glimmer paper (146957) for a similar effect. I taped the star on top of the stamped star. I suppose I could have used a dimensional but I wanted the shiny star to cover the stamped star completely.

Then I cut a 1″ X 5 1/4″ strip of the flashy paper and attached it to the base of the inside of the card. I attached the whisper white (100730) card stock to the Gray Granite (146983) card stock. Then I attached these pieces to the card base leaving an even space on the three sides of the card base. I used Snail Adhesive (104332) to attach all the pieces together. I placed a 2 3/4″ X 4 1/4″ piece of Whisper White (100730) card stock inside of the card at the very top of the card.

Hope you like the card for today. I like the flashy star and the little bit of flash peeking out at the bottom of the card. Off to make some more cards and relax a bit before the busyness of the next couple of days!

Have a wonderful night and Happy Stampin’







Halloween goodies

Today I have a sneak peek at one of the things we will doing at my Stampin’ Up! Saturday Sampler Workshop on Saturday September 29th from 10-2pm. Call me to reserve your spot! Bring a friend and get $5 off your order!

And a little note about one of my quilt guild’s classes. I am in our program committee and I chose to invite Lenore Crawford to visit our guild. We had some wonderful classes. You can find out more about our guild at  We have really great teachers that come from all over the country!

Hi Friends,

Whew what a weekend! I totally meant to get up early on Monday to get this post done but I was a pooped out from my Quilt Retreat Weekend! What a wonderful time and productive too. I got 11/12 blocks done for Rosie’s quilt! Yay! I hope to get back to it after the West Michigan Quilt Show next week. I am helping with the Judging committee and so I will be working on that the first part of next week. BUSY, BUSY, BUSY!!

This Saturday is my Saturday Sampler FUN day from 10-2pm! I am all prepared for you to come. We will be doing some fun Halloween and Christmas cards for us to do! Just a little peek at one of the choices we will be doing! A Halloween Goodies Takeout Box! This little cutey would be good for a child of any age! The box looks like a Chinese Takeout Box…hence the name! If you are not into Halloween, you could decorate the box with Autumn leaves!

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Using the Takeout Thinlits Dies (147927) and my trust Big Shot (143263), I cut out two Pumpkin Pie card stock (105117) Die-cuts. After some trial and error…mostly error!…I found that using Mini Glue Dots (103683) to hold the box together works best. I folded the die-cut at the marked creased areas, making sure the box pieces fit together with a flap at every connection except the bottom. Initially I tried stamping on the box prior to putting together but then I figured out that connecting the “bottoms” together first helped everything come together much easier. By putting the bottoms together, I could predict the outside of the box much easier.

I stamped the sections of the box with the Trick or Tweet stamp set (wood  147725 /clear 147722) with Tuxedo black Memento ink (132708). This stamp set is so cute! I have used it before for some of my Halloween cards but I thought it would look great on one of the these boxes. The box has a rectangular bottom and the panels are uneven. Prior to connecting the side panels together, I stamped the picture of the ghost bird and the mummy cat on the big panels and sentiments on the smaller panels. The sentiments I chose were “Trick or Tweet” and “Batty for You”.

I filled one of these Takeout boxes with treats and gave it to our West Michigan Quilt Guild Workshop Teacher yesterday for her to have on the way home. We had two great Quilt classes with Lenore Crawford Monday evening and on Tuesday all day! Lenore is a talented quilter who has won many honors at Quilt Shows. She has such a great sense of color and especially color blending.You can find out more about our guild at  We have really great teachers that come from all over the country! Below is a picture of the Tuesday class holding their Blended Collage Workshop efforts. Each piece of art was unique and beautiful.

I was so surprised at how different each student’s collage was! Each are beautiful and unique.

I hope you are having a wonderful afternoon! I am hoping to get a bike ride in with my sweet hubby! He just arrived home so I am off to get ready to ride!

Happy Stamping! (and Happy Quilting too!)