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!


Double Point Card Tutorial

Pull out your High Tide Stamp set and Stitched Nested Dies and lets create a Double Point Card! Looks hard…..but it’s so easy!

Here’s what you need….

  • 1 pc. Real Red cut 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • 1 pc. Whisper White cut 4″ x 5 1/4″
  • 2 pcs. DSP cut 3″ x 4″ and score down the 4″side 1 inch in
  • scraps to die cut lighthouse image and Real Red matte
  • After using the bone folder to make a nice crease on the score line, unfold and
  • fold the point in to the middle and lay beside the score line
  • crease with bone folder
  • now bring the other side in so you have a point in the middle. Do Not over lap at the point
  • crease with bone folder so you have a nice flat crease
  • put just a small amount of adhesive under the flaps to keep closed
  • put a little adhesive on that 1 inch piece up to the score line and place it on to the piece of Whisper White card stock
  • Do the other side the same way
  • and they adhere onto the piece of Real Red measuring 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″
  • place 4 Mini Dimensionals onto the top point and then place the Stitched Nested Die cut of lighthouse with matte onto dimensionals to attach only at the top
Creative Escape Update

To date, I have 14 confirmations with deposits! This is such a great start! 18 more places to reserve! Be sure to send your confirmation in as soon as you can please! I am signing the lease this week.

Card Share

This little worm just made me smile all over when I saw it on the envelope! Just a special added touch that made my day! I would like to challenge you to do the same today!

and this beautiful card features Beautifully Braided stamp set pg. 29 in the mini catalog by Peggy! I love how she die cut 2 “hello’s” and layered the Granny Apple Green one over the Whisper White one for a shadow effect. Nice!

March Sale-a-bration

***** Last month to get your free gift for every $50 you spend! More Sale-a-bration gifts have just been added! Take a look and see!

Stamping Schedule

Tuesday, March 17th – Morningside Club at 11:30pm, Barbara is our hostess

Wednesday, March 18th – Covenant Village

Thursday, March 19th – Sr. Center card class at 1pm, RSVP to Esther

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

Tuesday, March 24th – Happy Stampers Card Class at 1pm, RSVP to Marilyn

Wednesday, March 25th – Card Class at Cramerton Rec. Center at 10am, please register at Cramerton Rec. Center before class

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

Friday, March 27th – Camp Craft all day

Saturday, March 28th – Team Meeting at 10am Bring 15th swaps if you would like to exchange cards

Saturday, March 28th – Scrapbooking at 6:30pm

Thanks for visiting!