Easter Blessings

Easter CrossThis card was from my Easter Stamp a Stack. It is also the one I sent to my mother and my son and daughter-in-law in KY.


Lindt BunnyThis little chocolate bunny was so quick and easy to make so I made several of them but since it's chocolate I could only give them to local family and friends. The bunny holder is 8-1/2" x 2" scored at 3-3/4" and 4-3/4". Use the extra large oval punch to create the opening, the Owl Punch for the leaves and the flowers are punched from the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch. Happy Easter is from Teeny Tiny Wishes cut with the Itty Bitty Shapes Framelit.


I have filled plastic eggs for an egg hunt …. for my 16 year old grandson. I do it every year and he still likes to hunt for them, probably because I put candy and money in them. A 16 year old boy with a car can always use some extra money!

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Don't forget Monday – the Retirement List comes out and there is FREE shipping.

Easter Blessings to you,


5 Days of FREE Shipping

Yahoo! Stampin' Up! will have FREE shipping for 5 days beginning Monday.

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And since the retirement list comes out on Monday this is the perfect time to stock up on those things that will be gone soon and the stamp sets you always wanted but had not ordered yet. Just a note as to how quickly Incolor items sell out, Raspberry Ripple re-inker is already no longer available. I'm making my list now.

Click below to go directly to my online store.


Easter Stair Step Card

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And a side view:

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This stair step card is done on a cardstock sheet cut 10-1/2" x 5-1/2" and then scored @ 1-1/2, 2-1/2,  4-1/4, 6, 8-1/4". Fold back and forth and add stamped and cut images. The grass in front is done with the new Fringe Scissors.

Stamps: Flower Shop, Mixed Bunch, Petite Petals, Secret Garden, Chocolate Bunny (retired), Easter Blossoms (retired)

Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzaz, So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar

Paper: White, Wisteria Wonder, Strawberry Slush, Pear Pizzaz, Baked Brown Sugar

Misc: Pansy Punch, Petite Petals Punch, Blossom Punch, Decorative Label Punch, Fringe Scissors, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Pearls, Secret Garden Framelit, Stitched Ribbon

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Retiring Product Info

The list of retiring products will be out Monday, April 21st. Stamps will be available until the new catalog comes out however accessories will only be available while product lasts. Traditionally, many of these things sell out quickly, especially anything in the retiring 2012-2014 Incolors.


If you have any of these ink pads you might want to get ink refills and paper now while availability is guaranteed. Other things in those colors include ribbon, Dahlias embellishments, and markers. Also keep in mind that ribbon colors tend to change with the new catalog and all Designer Series Paper usually will retire.



Big News – Project Life Partnership & Weekly Deals

I'm so excited about Stampin' Up's newest product coming soon. Watch the video:


Stampin' Up has partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal—authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin’ Up! colors and designs. If you’ve somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it’s all about, we’ll fill you in:

It’s a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards.
It’s a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life.
In a nutshell, it’s all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

Project Life Product Availability

You’ll be able to order a selection of Project Life products starting May 1!
And with the launch of our new annual catalog on June 2, you’ll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products.

Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1 (or demonstrators can pre-order on April 21st):

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And here are the newest Weekly Deals

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This card is my version of a similar card I saw by Jacqueline Dee. The stamp set is one of the first ones I bought when the current catalog came out. This stamp set has some really nice sentiments along with the image stamps. It is so versatile as you can use it for masculine cards, sympathy cards, birthday cards and many more.

And the inside:

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Stamps: Wetlands, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink: Island Indigo, Soft Sky

Paper: Naturals White, Island Indigo

Misc: Simply Scored, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch, Ribbon (retired), Dimensionals


Today was the first of two Easter Card Stamp a Stack classes. Just in time to get them in the mail. Check back within the next few days and I will share some of the cards we did.

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Weekly Deals and a One Eyed Monster

Here are the newest Weekly Deals from Stampin' Up!

WKLY dealsYou can order from my online store here or let me know what you want and I will put in and order later this week.


Mary Brown, aka Stamper Camper, did four monster cards which inspired me to do this one. The monsters in this stamp set are super cute. You can see Mary's cards here.

polka dot monster

The dots on the background and the dots on the pennant banners mimic the dots on the monster. The background dots were glued on the Summer Starfruit background and then that piece was run through the Big Shot in the Chevron Embossing Folder. The two pennant banners were punched out using the pennant punch. The Turquoise one was stamped, the Starfruit one was punched out of Designer Series Paper.

Stamps: Monstermaniacs, A Round Array, Pennant Parade

Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Black, and Turquoise, Calypso Coral, and Summer Starfruit Markers

Paper: Basic Gray, Summer Starfruit, Tempting Turquoise, Calypso Coral

Misc: Chevron Embossing Folder, Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon, Scallop Tag Topper Punch, 7/8" Scallop Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Pennant Punch, Dimensionals

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Easter Card Two Ways

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I've been making Easter cards using the Eggstra Spectacular stamp set. Isn't this little bunny cute? By not completely filling the white space on the card with the cardstock mat and Designer Series Paper I was able to get a couple of extra pieces from the sheet of DSP. When making several cards that savings is huge.The DSP is 3" wide. I used Watercolor Wonder and Quatrefancy DSP on the Daffodil card and Sweet Sorbet DSP on the Pool Party blue card. The tag under the punched bunny is done with the new Scallop Tag Topper Punch from the Occasions catalog.

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Yee Haw!


Can you guess what this gal's skirt is made from? It's not Designer Series Paper. It came already pleated. And it has silver foil on the inside. Give up? It's a cupcake paper. I saw a similar card online and happened to have these cupcake papers so just had to make one. The paper is folded in half and I then folded one side of it under just a little so that it wouldn't extend beyond the sides of the card and would fit into an envelope. The boots were stamped once in black and once in red. I then cut out the red stars and attached to the black boots. I used Mini Glue Dots to attach the cupcake paper skits to the card and to attach the ribbon bow. The boots stamp has the words "Kick up your Heels" at the bottom. I cut the words apart from the stamp and use them separately.

Stamps: Bootiful Occasions

Ink: Real Red, Black

Paper: White, Real Red, Black

Misc: Rhinestones, Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Dress Framelits, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Mini Glue Dots


Vintage Phone Booth

One of the demonstrators in my downline, and friend, Carol Hall, does some of my stamp classes when I am out of town. This is one of the cards she did recently using the retired stamp set Feeling Sentimental.

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This is a great masculine card. The focal piece with the tile effect is done by scoring the paper prior to stamping the image.  I especially love what she did to create the background paper. She copied a page of the phone book on regular copy paper, crumpled it and then sponged some ink over it to create a vintage look. Very clever, Carol. It pairs perfectly with the old telephone booth.