Swan Lake -stamping with my mom

Hi everyone!  I hope you have a wonderful week!  I have had a great time making crates this week!  Yes, crates…..the kind out of card stock and Designer Series Paper.

Wood Crate Framelits is a new product from Stampin’ Up in our new annual catalog.  It is fun and so easy to put together.  It uses 2 die cuts to make one crate.  I love the rustic look of the crate and Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack works perfectly with the Wood Crate Framelits!

My first thought upon seeing a wood crate was “What a great gift package for a man”!  We have had beautiful purses and boxes for us girls but how cute to put a gift card with tools for Father’s Day or golf balls and cart coupons for a birthday for your special man!  Or wedding favors in for a rustic wedding in a barn that is so popular these days.

Wood Crate Framelits come in a bundle – so save 10% on both stamp set, Wood Words Stamp Set, and Wood Crate Framelits when you purchase together.  Item # 145316

See my creations…..




As many of you know, most Sunday afternoons are spent helping my mother stamp whatever she wants to make.  This Sunday, she wanted to us her Swan Lake stamp set.  First it was with the Stitched Oval Framelits.  It wasn’t quite coming out as she had pictured so she got the catalogs out and we made copies from the catalog.  I added glitter for mom on the swan.


IMG_1637Colors are Sweet Sugarplum, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, and Baja Breeze inks



To make the swam glittered, I used the Fine Tip Glue and quickly “colored” the swan with it, and then poured glitter over and shook off excess.  The Fine Tip Glue works well, dries quickly and keeps the glitter on the card and not all falling off.

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Tip:  To make the cattails appear behind the swan, use the masking technique by stamping on post it note sheets and cut out.  Here are the ones I used


  • stamp the swan first and then cover with the cut out post it note
  • stamp the cattails now.  The cattails line with be stamped on the swan post it note
  • remove the post it note sheet and color in your images

This past week, Gail made another sampler – this time for a graduation gift!  It is   gorgeous!  Thank you for sharing…..I hope you will be encouraged to copy and make a graduation framed wall gift for someone special that you know who is graduating!


June Special……gather a few friends and have a party!  This month you can earn $35 extra hostess benefits on a $350 order.  Contact me today and we’ll plan your event!  Make your wish list for you FREE products from the NEW annual Stampin’ Up catalog!

June stamping schedule

Tuesday, June 5th – Spartanburg stamping, Jane is our hostess  *** I’ll be bringing the new annual catalogs with me! 🙂

Tuesday, June 13th – Lucille Tatum at 1:00pm, RSVP to Pam

Tuesday, June 13th – Stephanie & Friends @ 7:00pm, Debi is our hostess

Thursday, June 22nd – Sr. Center stamping at 1:00pm, RSVP to Esther please

Friday, June 23rd – Gastonia club at 10:00am, Veronica is our hostess

Friday, June 23rd – Riverside club at 6:30pm, Liz is our hostess

Saturday, June 24th – scrapbooking at 6:00pm

Thanks for visiting!


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