Peaceful Poppy Suite May Card Class

Hi Everyone! I hope you are enjoying the sunshine these days! I have totally loved sitting out on our deck last evening and today….yup a few lazy hours! It was good to sit and enjoy the sunshine, birds singing, and colors of green, blue, teal pillows, and red flowers on my deck.

I spent some time inside playing with Peaceful Poppy suite this afternoon too! I know I’ve demonstrated with it for club and made a lot of cards using it but it was calling me back for more lately!

You know the Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper is retiring even though the stamps and dies will still be available in the new annual catalog. I would recommend getting an extra package of DSP to continuing using with your Peaceful Poppies Suite for the upcoming year.

Card Class offering for May

There will be another card class to choose from….I’ll post it next week. This week is the Peaceful Poppy Suite Card Class.

You may choose either for $10. Included will be 4 cards with the tutorials and postage to you. If you would rather come in person, I will have 6 spots for you to come to my home on Thursday, May 21st at 1:00pm and 6 spots on Tuesday, May 26th at 1:00pm. As long as you are well, and assuming we are all well (Scott has the month of May with a leave of absence from work), we’ll start small at coming out. I will not attempt to meet with everyone at the Sr. Center or Cramerton until next month just to make sure arrangements will be according with their/state guidelines in June.

If you come to my home to make the cards, you will get to make 6 cards for $10 as you would at the Sr. Center

Cards for inspiration from my friends

from Cathy
from Debbie using new Ornate Garden DSP

May Stamping Schedule

Again this month, we will be Zooming. Last month it was so great to reconnect with friends far away and connect with friends close!!! Already, my 1st Friday club spent 3 hours and could have chatted longer! I have 6 cards to demonstrate for you using Grace’s Garden bundle and Botanical Prints Product Medley – both in the January to June Mini catalog. Last month to check your wish lists for retiring products!

Tuesday, May 5th – 7:00pm Spartanburg club, Judy Payne is our hostess

Friday, May 15th – 10:00am Gastonia Club, Annette is our hostess

Tuesday, May 19th – 10:00am Morningside club, Helen is our hostess

Saturday, May 23rd – 10:00am Team Meeting

Saturday, May 23rd – Scrapbooking at 6:00pm

Please look at previous posts for a copy of retiring lists. Please contact me via email, text, or phone with any questions or orders. Or, you may use my web to order anytime.

Please use hostess code: GW7YYUQS unless this is for a club or exceeds $150

Thanks for visiting!


Mountain Air takes us to a beautiful place and time

I love the colors and the mountains – they are so peaceful, so transcending to a special moment in time you keep in your mind and heart!

  • Base layer color is Smokey Slate
  • Mountains….Highland Heather, Blueberry Bushel
  • Reverse side of trees are in Crumb Cake for ground
  • Trees….Mossy Meadow
  • Adventure is die cut from Sweet Silhouttes #149541 in Purple Posy CS
  • Matte’s are Purple Posy CS on Night of Navy
  • Birds are Night of Navy
  • sun/moon is Blushing Bride and Highland Heather

Play around with pretty purples and pinks for the mountains. Follow the samples in the catalog on page 53 for more inspiration!

Our second scrapbook spread is a spring layout using Blackberry Bliss and a retired Stampin’ Up DSP I found in my stash to use with Timeless Tulips bundle #153793

Sorry, color is still a little off with the Blackberry Bliss, Melon Mambo, and Pool Party It looks great on paper ….not in my pictures though.

Creative Escape 2020

Come join us on a real retreat…..September 25 and 26!

Creative Escape, a crafting retreat, this year will be held at Beech Mountain log cabin rental home. You will choose either 40 cards – Christmas/All Occasion or 20 cards and a 20 page scrapbook to work on. This year, with a little extra time, you should be able to work a little slower or take an afternoon hike. And of course, I am so excited beds for everyone! Some will need to share. Vikki is still planning on coming for massages. And as you see above, I am already planning scrumptious deserts for our desert buffet!

Cost is $300. This is $125 higher that years previous to cover cost of 2 extra meals, valet service hauling things in, and staying at the house. There is also around $50 for product bundle that you will share while at Creative Escape and then take home.

Because of renting the log cabin for Creative Escape this year….I am hoping to have 32 guests! I do not want to charge extra to make sure rental is paid for so invite your friends that like to craft!

So far we have 21 ladies registered! 11 more are able to register….won’t you be one of them?

Also, several have made payments… make it easier on the budget, certainly, you may make additional payments. Retreat must be paid in full by the end of August (4 months) and no refunds after August. The product bundles must be paid by the end of Creative Escape. I will offer free shipping on all order through the end of Creative Escape.

Please contact me with questions you may have regarding Creative Escape. We are looking forward to a great retreat this year!

Last Chance Products!

Hurry and order before they are gone! in the post below, you will find both retiring lists for the 2019-2020 annual catalog and January – June mini catalog. Several items have discounts applied.

Some of the highlights are the –

  • heart foil tins now 50% off #151190
  • Coastal Weave Embossing folder #151503
  • Birthday Bonanza bundle #153815
  • Birthday Bonanza DSP #151313
  • Best Dressed DSP #151319
  • Seriously the Best Project kit # 151307 now 40% off – 16 cards for $18.
  • and Botanical Prints Product Medley #151301 now 40% off Seriously a super great deal! DSP, dies, stamps, ribbon, embellishments. Hint: this will be one of my club cards for May

May Stamping Schedule

All club meetings will be Zoom this month

Friday, May 1st – 1st Friday club, Carolyn is our hostess at 6:30pm

Tuesday, May5th – Spartanburg club, Judy P is our hostess at 7pm

Friday, May 15th – Gastonia club, Annette is our hostess at 10 am

Tuesday, May 19th – Morningside club, Helen is our hostess at 10 am

Saturday, May 23rd – Team meeting at 10 am Zoom

Saturday, May 23rd – Scrapbooking

I will also be doing a card class via the mail this month too.

Cards for your inspiration

by my friend Carol from Rooted in Nature #148217

Thanks for visiting!

To order, please contact me or order online on my web using hostess code – R2BQGRD4


Retiring lists for Stampin’ Up products

Don’t wait!!! Some products will sell out quickly! There are products that have discounts and others that are very low supply that you won’t want to miss out on.

Pull out your wish lists! Check them for those products you definitely have been wanting! Products will be available only while supplies last! Concentrate on accessories and retiring In Colors: Lovely Lipstick, Grapefruit Grove, Pineapple Punch, Call Me Clover, and Blueberry Bushel colors.

Snail is being replaced with a fabulous new tape runner Stampin’ Up is excited about. Also, Aqua painters are being replaced by similar product…so don’t panic on some of these item.

I will be putting orders in daily or you may order online using the hostess code: R2BQGRD4

Below click on the link to view and print list of products from the 2019-2020 Annual catalog and January to June mini catalog that will be retired

Here is a quick link to my web site for easy ordering or if you are close to me, I will be glad to put in orders to combine shipping.

Looking forward to stamping with you soon!



Under My Umbrella/Perfectly Framed

Need cards? Need inspiration? Need to create?

I have 2 card class offerings! PLEASE RSVP BY WED. APRIL 22ND

  1. Under My Umbrella
  2. Perfectly Framed
  • There are 4 cards for each stamp set.
  • You will receive all 4 cards, card stock ready to stamp, written tutorial emailed to you and postage mailed to you for $10.
  • Purchase of stamp sets/punch/dies recommended as I am not allowed to stamp/die cut, etc. I am hoping you will have most of the inks needed. (if you do not currently have the Stitched So Sweetly dies – they are unavailable and I will cut CS to size with out the scallops – just let me know)
  • I am also willing to make a You Tube video so you can watch and rewatch me putting all cards together….I won’t bother unless this is requested by several people.
  • You may also purchase more that one set of cards…just let me know you would like 2 sets or 3 sets of offering.
  • Under My Umbrella Bundle $$35.90 (stamp set and punch)
  • Perfectly Framed Stamp set $$18.83
  • Ornate Dies #150664 coordinate with Perfectly Framed stamp set, although I did not use…I just fussy cut the 2 sentiments
  • If you would like to get your own package of 6 x 6 Best Dressed DSP to use for more cards….it’s beautiful!….it’s what I have used on both sets of cards; it is $13.54

Under My Umbrella

Perfectly Framed

Hope you all are doing well! Zooming has been a fun thing – to connect and be together! I plan on using Zoom again next month in addition to having a couple more card classes.

Please be on watch on Wednesday afternoon for the retiring list for Stampin’ Up Annual catalog and mini catalog. Some items are already sold out.

  • 6 x 6 Brights DSP
  • Basket Weave Embossing Folder

I will try to put orders in daily on Wednesday and Thursday when I receive them. Certainly, this year, it is very possible for accessories to sell out quickly as supplies are not as well in surplus because of Covid-19.

Purchase the accessories, dies, and punches on your wish lists first!!! Stamp sets are made here in Utah, so they will be available for a longer period of time. The new annual catalog will be available in June.

I received more beautiful and encouraging cards this week! And to inspire you, here they are:

Created by Linda A.
A really really nice March Paper Pumpkin from Linda M
Hint, hint….some really really cute cards and projects as well as unique design stamps only for Paper Pumpkin
and another card guaranteed to make you smile! By Jane and Gayle in honor of Covid 19
I love it girls!!!!
Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, April 21st – Zoom with Morningside club at 10 am, Jo is our hostess

Wednesday, April 22nd – retiring lists out in afternoon

Wednesday, April 22nd – Card Class RSVP due, plan to mail out card stock for cards, cut and ready to stamp with stamp orders Tues. April 28th

Friday, May 1st – 1st Friday club at 6:30pm Zoom meeting, Carolyn is our hostess

Tuesday, May 5th – Spartanburg club at 7:00pm, Judy P. is our hostess

Friday, May 15th – Gastonia club at 10 am, Annette is our hostess

Tuesday, May 19th – Morningside club at 10 am, Helen is our hostess

Saturday, May 23rd – Team Meeting at 10 am Zoom for one more time ladies

Saturday, May 23rd – Scrapbooking

**** recently in products have been added to the clearance rack. Please check it out at the link below before you place your orders.

If you would like to place any orders yourself on my web, here is a link

or I will be happy to give you a hostess code to help another hostess or enter your order for you! I’m always available for questions or help with a technique.



The best week!

Hi everyone! I know the ups of receiving cards! This week I received so many cards! It brought smiles to my face and a light spirit to my steps! Thank you all for the gift of life and encouragement I received this week!

Of course, I want to share with you all the creative and beautiful cards too for inspiration and to copy.

By Peggy F…..I think she used Pigment Sprinkles for color and glitter all over
from Peggy F……one of my favorite stamp sets in the mini catalog… Layered With Kindness (its one of the DistINKtive stamp sets)

Easter Promise by Brenda B. Absolutely beautiful coloring in using Stampin’ Blends

Peaceful Poppies Suite, another of my favorites by Gail F.
This little bunny in the basket is adorable! A retired Stampin’ Up stamp. Card by Debbie Y.
Beautiful sweet and clean card using Easter Promise by Linda M.

Beautiful sweet card by Paulette O I love all the flowers having a rhinestone in the middle…it’s complete and beautiful!

So appropriate and appreciated card using the Dog Builder and Umbrella Builder punches by Diane D. I’m still keeping calm and wagging on too! πŸ™‚

Every time I look at this card, I just have to smile and laugh!!! Thanks to Gayle M. and Jane F. for this card!!! Can’t thank you enough! Use Pigment Sprinkles on Watercolor Paper and Stitched Nested Labels for Mask
April stamping schedule

*** you will be receiving an invitation email from me that will have a link to click on that will join you about 10-15 min. before the meeting starts via ZOOM. I am finding it takes a little while to get everyone one connected. This email will be sent at least the day before club meetings. Please don’t click on it when you receive it as I will not have started the meeting then. Just 15 min. before meeting starts. You can do this! It’s been a lot of fun seeing and talking with each other!

Friday, April 17th – Gastonia Club at 10:00am, Becky is our hostess

Tuesday, April 21st – Morningside club at 10:00am, Jo is our hostess

Scapbooking will be kits this month

2 offerings for card classes will be posted – I think this week barring anything unforeseen happens

*** I hear rumbling about opening the country back up. I think it would be in the best interest to Zoom for club again in May even if things start opening back up. I just want to keep you all safe as possible!

Thanks so much for visiting and ordering ladies!

If you would like to place an order, please contact me so I can link it with a hostess code.

Take Care! Keep focused on the good things! I am hoping many good things will come from our discomfort and pain….one being others see the need for connecting with family, friends, and others is so rewarding and necessary.



Masculine card with Timeless Tropical Bundle

Greetings my friends! I hope you all are staying well and not going stir crazy! I am looking forward to seeing you all via Zoom for club meeting!

Before club meeting, I will be sending a link so that you can click the link in the email so you will be with me and everyone else at the same time over our computers. We’ll visit and then you can watch me put together 4 club cards.

To start with…..I wanted to share a masculine card I made with Timeless Tropical Bundle. As soon as I saw this pattern in the Tropical Oasis DSP….it spoke …masculine card! It’s not the typical fishing, hunting, mowing kind of masculine card….but it is so relaxed paradise feel a man can appreciate.

  • Use one of your circle dies from Layering Circles and die cut from Tropical Oasis DSP
  • Cut a strip 5″x 1″ of Soft Sea Foam CS and
  • run through Coastal Weave EF #151503
  • Cut a piece of card base in Pretty Peacock 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ and fold
  • on card front stamp palm trees in Pretty Peacock ink to give background some texture and dimension
  • stamp “hello” in Pretty Peacock ink on embossed Soft Sea Foam strip
  • Use Stampin’ Write markers to color in rubber of palm trees
    • trunk – Soft Suede
    • palm branches – first all over Soft Sea Foam, followed by a little Old Olive and finally just a wee bit of Pretty Peacock in the middle of the branches. You may want to swirl these colors with a brush to soften the edges of color
March Scrapbooking

I left these pages on the table and kept adding and adding and adding! I think I had a lot of fun building them….and I don’t even like racing! Here they are using Geared Up Garage Bundle, Urban District – retired, and Timeless Textures for tire tracks – retired. The shine from silver gears wash out the color a little on this photo.

And our next spread is for baby girl….turned out kinda cute! A little washed out in the photo….sorry! Guess I’m going have to learn how to take pictures one of these days.

You may notice in the above 2 pictures, I have used some new rectangle dies….:) oh yes! There are a must for anyone loving a little more embellishment! Coming from a new suite, Ornate Garden, they are available now and will be in the new annual catalog.

Here are some cards Elizabeth and I have been making from the new suite, Ornate Garden. I’ll show you some more next week and you’ll see more at club! πŸ™‚

Guess artists

These are from my friend, Debbie F. She used Beautiful Friendship #149252 for the first 2 cards ( the hello card uses masking technique) and Timeless Tulip Bundle #153793 for the second set of cards. Notice a few Faceted Dots from the In Color collection add a perfect finishing touch #149607 to her cards.

April Stamping Schedule

Club members….if you don’t see an email from me with a link in it, please contact me at least an hour before club and I will copy and paste the link in an email to you. You DO NOT have to down load any thing from Zoom unless you plan to view from your phone. For tablet and computer, all you do is click on the link I send you. It’s that easy!

If you order anywhere close to $50, I will reimburse you the balance of shipping so you order will directly ship to you for club orders.

Tuesday, April 7th – Spartanburg club @ 7:00pm, Lynn is our hostess

Friday, April 17th – Gastonia Club @ 10 am, Becky is our hostess

Saturday, April 18th – Scrapbooking done the same way I did March scrapbooking

Tuesday, April 21st – Morningside club at 10 am, Jo is our hostess

I will be working on stamp camp/classes this week. Watch for more info!

Thanks for visiting!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!


Sale-a-bration….2 days left!

Greetings everyone!

I hope you are looking for the bright side of life….find the good that happens day by day. Those little things that make you smile or things that you are grateful for. This week, I received a card that said”Today you get it in writing….sending you a big smile! and a laugh!” It so made my day! Thank you Carole!

The one thing I want to express over and over…..encourage one another! I know you are and I need to mail out cards my self…..I write/send tons in my head….just got to find the time to have my feet and hands get them out the door! At lease mail service is essential! πŸ™‚

Now….to the business side of life. Only 2 more days to get those Sale-a-bration freebies on your wish list!!! I am available all day if you have questions or want me to take it over the phone/text/email. If you scroll down a bit after all the cards…..there is a flyer you can click on to see the 3rd release of free gifts. Still lots to choose from!

Beautiful cards from my team!
from Annette d
Timeless Tulip Bundle and lattice technique
from Jill
Everything Amazing
from Peggy S
Painted Poppies Bundle
from Cathy C.
Using Under My Umbrella and Best Dressed DSP
from Peggy F
Using Soft Spring Hostess stamp set
from Brenda B
using Forever Blossoms Bundle
from Peggy F
using Sale-a-Bration Thoughtful Blooms
from Carole
Using Young At Heart
from Peggy G
Using Botanical Bliss stamp set
Using a combo of Positive Thoughts stamp set and Layered With Kindness stamp set
from Easter Promise stamp set and Pigment Sprinkles watercoloring with Aquapainter

April Stamping Schedule

I am planning to have clubs at appointed times with a program on the computer where we can all meet and talk. I will announce that with an email to each club. At the club meeting, I will show you and make 4 cards for you. I will then send the card stock cut for you to make 2 of the cards.

Please understand…..You may order whatever you would like to order!!! I have no requirements other than the norm at club. I will be demonstrating with 2 different bundles as normal…but, there will be 2 cards for each bundle. I am not allowed to stamp/die cut for you to put together per Stampin’ Up rules. I will send you the card stock for your preference of 2 card grouping and you can order the supplies for your club order or substitute with supplies you already have if you order something different for your club order. I will also make sure you have a video you can go back and look at again of the 4 cards once you receive your supplies.

I am suggesting, that I direct ship to you so you will receive your products and not have to come in contact with anyone. The shipping is a flat $6.95 if under $69.50 or the normal 10% (club shipping price) if over $69.50. I am will to help with shipping…it’s no ones fault with circumstances.

If you order around $50, I will pay $1.95 and you can pay the normal 10% club shipping price for a direct ship.

Friday, April 3rd – 1st Friday club at 6:30pm, Christine is our hostess

Tuesday, April 7th – Spartanburg club at 7:00pm, Lynn C. is our hostess

Friday, April 17th – Gastonia club at 10am, Becky is our hostess

Saturday, April 18th – Scrapbooking at 6:00pm, Charlotte is our hostess

Tuesday, April 21st – Morningside club at 10am, Jo is our hostess

Saturday, April 25th – Jodi stamp camp…..I hope

Happy Stampers – we are working on a stamp camp for you this month….more info coming!

If you would like to have/host a virtual party, just let me know! Communicating via internet is better than sitting at home not visiting!:)

Expect a group club email with more info.

Miss you guys!


Sale-a-bration 3rd Release

Ladies! Take a look! Stampin’ Up has released 10 more Wonderful Stampin’ Up products as free gifts for every $50 or $100 purchase!

I understand we face ominous times now….it is nice to receive a gift for your purchase and it’s a wonderful thing to send cards now to encourage others! At least the mail service is continuing.

Here is a link to see these 10 new products:

Don’t forget about the 2nd release! My favorites are the Flowering Foils, So Very Vellum, and Tags in Bloom. You can see these products by scrolling down a couple of entries.

Made with Flowering Foils DSP Free Sale-a-bration gift

Counting down…..5 more days to SALE-A-BRATE! Place your orders soon!

or call or text or email for me to answer any questions or put your order in.

Stay healthy! Get some exercise and stamp something today!


Still stamping! Ornate Gardens Suite

Greetings my friends!

Wow! Its been a challenging week and I think we have a few more ahead of us. My personal response is to pull up the boot straps and make the best of things! So on the bright side of things……I am learning to use my computer in a different way…..Got see people! Talk to people! Encourage people! So I’m learning Google Hangouts.

For clubs and team meeting…..I will be sending out more info via text on Monday. But for now……we are planning on have a team meeting this coming Saturday, March 28th. You don’t need to do a thing…..I will send you info and an email invite. Just make your calendars and make your swaps!

Also, clubs will done in the same manner. You will be getting an email from me…..just plan the normal day and time of club and have access to your computer, tablet, or smart phone. You will be receiving an email from me with more info this week.

Can’t wait to show you all the cards Elizabeth and I have been making with this AWESOME SUITE! Take a look at the 3 page flyer below and see these delectable rectangle dies!!!! Oh my! Can’t stop playing with them!

Be sure to see this suite at team meeting and stamp clubs this month!

Stamping Schedule

Saturday, March 28th at 10 am – Team Meeting via Google Hangouts and your computer, tablet, or smart phone

Friday, April 3rd at 6:30pm – 1st Friday club via Google Hangouts and your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Christine is our hostess

Tuesday, April 7th at 7:00pm – Spartanburg Club via Google Hangouts and your computer, tablet, or smart phone. Lynn is our hostess

remainder of the month…we’ll wait and see. Hope to see you but we’ll remain flexible. πŸ™‚

March Card classes with a touch of Easter Promise and Full of Happiness

If you are like me, I’m already beginning to get cabin fever and I’ve not been stuck in the house all day yet! Just the thought of not seeing anyone is enough to make me climb the walls. STAMPING definitely keeps my nerves calmed and keeps my attention….so thankful for Stampin’ Up and card making and all of YOU!

I am planning to keep my classes for the rest of the month. If there are any changes, I will text/call/or email to let individual classes any updates. Or definitely you can contact me.

REMEMBER…..15 more days to SALE-A-BRATE! I don’t mind setting up a party for you and a few friends to learn more about card making and earn some of those great hostess perks before the end of March!

Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper 
Level 1 - Free with $50 order
Flowering Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper
3 each of 4 single-sided 12 x 12 foiled sheets
Level 1 – Free with $50 order
Rise & Shine
15 Photopolymer stamps
Level 2 - Free with a $100 order
Rise & Shine
15 Photopolymer stamps
Level 2 – Free with a $100 order

Coordinates with Cup of Cheer Dies available for order
Well Dressed
set of 8 cling stamps
Level 1 - FREE with $50 order
Well Dressed
set of 8 cling stamps
Level 1 – Free with $50 order
So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper
12 x 12 sheets, 2 each of 3 colors - Pool Party, Purple Posy, and Soft Sea Foam
Level 1 - Free with $50 order
So Very Vellum Specialty Designer Series Paper
12 x 12 sheets, 2 each of 3 colors – Pool Party, Purple Posy, and Soft Sea Foam
Level 1 – Free with $50 order
Tags in Bloom
19 Photopolymer stamps
Coordinates with pg. 41 punches 
Level 2 - Free with $100 order
Tags in Bloom
19 Photopolymer stamps
Coordinates with pg. 41 punches
Level 2 – Free with $100 order

There are extra perks in joining the Stampin’ Up family of demonstrators too during Sale-a-bration!

  • $125 worth of your choice of products for $99
  • Free stamp set of your choice
  • Mini paper cutter
  • 6 x 6 pack of assorted DSP

and then add the regular perks of being a demonstrator:

  • 20-25% off regular price of products
  • if desired, earn extra income by sharing Stamping’ Up with your friends
  • access to Stampin Up conventions, early ordering, training
  • attend Esther’s team meetings every other month – free products, ideas, swaps, lunch, and more…..all in about 3 hours πŸ™‚
March Stamping Schedule

I plan to hold all classes. If you are sick or not feeling well, please stay home, get better, and plan to attend in April! I will miss you!

Tuesday, March 17 – Morningside Club at 1:30pm, Barbara is our hostess

Thursday, March 19th – Sr. Center card class *if Sr. Center is closed, class will be at Esther’s house at 1:00pm Please RSVP to Esther

Friday, March 20th – Gastonia club at 10am, Brenda is our hostess

Tuesday, March 24th – Happy Stampers class at 1:00pm, please RSVP to Marilyn

I understand Cramerton Rec is indefinitely closed so I hope all my Cramerton people will be able to attend at Riverside Baptist Church in Cramerton until Rec center has reopened.

Thursday, March 26th – Card Class at Riverside Baptist Church, Cramerton at 10:00am, please RSVP to Esther

Friday, March 27 – All day card making at Camp Crop (Craft)

Saturday, March 28th – Team Meeting at 10:00am at Park Street United Methodist Church 120 Park Street in Belmont NC (this is where we met last time), bring 15 swaps if you would like

Saturday, March 28th – Scrapbooking at 6:00pm

March Card Class

Take Care everyone! Hope to see you all soon,

Stamp something in the meantime!