Monthly Archives: July 2013

What’s the Buzz…

2013_0731DSCI0064 What’s all the buzz about?  Tomorrow, August 1st the Stampin Up Holiday catalog is available for preview and ordering.  It is so exciting so stay tuned tomorrow and I will be posting the new catalog on our blog.  If you would like a hard copy, please email me privately at with your mailing address and I will send one to you via snail mail.

Onto today’s post. This is a fun card Cammie made that features the Honeycomb texture folder #129378 as the background.  She added the hand cut bees from the now retired Nature Walk stamp set but any set with bees would do.  She added the sentiment by finding a the word “just” in any stamp set she had and then used an alphabet stamp set to create the “cuz”.  The card was finished by wrapping a ribbon and tying it off with a knotted bow.

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Hello… Its MDS Day

2013_07_300mwwlife_2_2_2-013Yeah! It’s another Digital Download day. Be sure to check out  the<a href=>newest downloads </a> for MDS available on the Stampin Up site.

Today’s page is a retro page that I made for the book for my Mother- In-Laws 80th birthday. To create this page in MDS, I used the crop feature to cut out the phone strips from the digital DSP.  Creating in MDS is quick and fun and the best part is if you don’t like it you can easily undo and start over without any fuss.

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Gingham Silhouettes

2013_07_29DSCI0327 Today’s card is a fun card Cammie made using the split panel card layout where she added a whisper white panel textured with the Square Lattice folder #119976 and a piece of pink and white gingham from the Gingham Garden DSP #129310 in the Stampin Up annual catalog. The center oval focal piece was stamped using the Summer Silhouettes #126447 stamp set.  Cammie finished the card using 2 punched word window pieces #119857 and basic pearls #119247.

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Thinking of you Window card

2013_07_28IMG_1826I love today’s card if I do say so myself. This card features the beauty of layering the framelits and for this card I used the Window Framelits #129021 from the Stampin Up catalog to create a “window” in the vanilla cardstock.  It reveals the So Saffron card base and then I stamped the Thinking of You image that coordinates with the window framelits and layered it in the hole created from the first framelit.  I added to chevrons cut from the Tea Time DSP (no longer available).

In case you have not seen it yet in the Stampin Up 2013-2014 annual catalog on page 184 the new Big shot magnetic platform is a huge hit and flying off the shelves.  Check out the picture on pg 187 that shows you how to keep your framelits in place with this all new fun tool.  To see it in action, check out the how to video by visiting .

Have fun and keep creating.


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Simple and Mailable

2013_07_27IMG_1306Today’s card is one that is super simple and better yet “mailable” without extra postage.  The bad news is that I used a retired stamp that coordinates with the petite curly label #129405 in the current Stampin Up catalog.  I finished the card with 3 different colors of bakers twine.  This card was created in a snap.

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Lookin Spectularly Fine

2013_07_26 Today’s card is so bright and cheerful that I can’t help but smile when I see it.  This card uses the fabulously fun Polka Dot Parade DSP #126902 and the Spec-tacular Single stamp #132673.  The sentiment is from the Pure Gumption stamp set #129317.

Right now Stampin Up has a Buy 3 get 1 free on most of the DSP starting on page 150  in the annual catalog.  There is no limit to how many free DSP paper you can get but time is running out.  You have until July 31, 2013 to take advantage of this offer.  Also ending on July 31st is the chance to get the single stamps.  So hurry to take advantage of these offers.

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Double Jolly Bingo Christmas

2013_07_25JollybingopenquinDSCF2185 2013_07_25ReindeerbingoAnother month is coming to a close and getting 1 month closer to Christmas.  Unbelievable that 2013 is more than half over and since it is the 25th of the month that means time for a Christmas post.  I used the same layout, same stamp set- Jolly Bingo bits (now retired) and created both these Christmas cards. It is so fun to see how different the cards can be just by changing the color and paper.

Speaking of Christmas….. the Stampin Up Holiday catalog will be available to start ordering from on 1 Aug.  I have already gotten my hands on some of the products but just need to find time to carve out some play time.

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Gingham Garden Just for You

2013_07_24IMG_3365 Today’s card is a super simple layout featuring the fabulous Gingham Garden DSP#129310 from the 2013-2014 Stampin Up annual catalog.  I used 2 different patterns of DSP and separated them with a piece of Gingham Garden Washi Tape.  I then accented the card with layered the Label Love stamp #130622 punched with the coordinating Artisan Label punch #130920.  This card shows how wonderfully well all the products that Stampin Up sells coordinate together and therefore removes the stress level of deciding if something goes together or not.

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MDS Day: Moments that Bring Us Joy

Happy Digital Download day.  Today’s post is an MDS single page from the book I did for my Mother- In- Laws 80th birthday.  This page was created in a snap and features lots of layered embellishments.  Be sure to check out  the<a href=>newest downloads </a> for MDS available on the Stampin Up site.2013_07_23mwwlife_2_2_2-006

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Quatre Fancy Butterflies

2013_07_22IMG_3367 Today’s card is one of the cards from my recent playing with paper workshop.  I saw the layout and added my twist to the card by adding the Stampin Up Quatrefancy Specialty DSP and the column of hand cut whisper white pennants.  The main panel features both the Bitty Butterfly punch #129406 and the Elegant Butterfly punch #127526.  I used the Occasions Piercing Pack #129387 to outline the stacked butterflies.  The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Banner #126257 stampset and coordinating Bitty Banners framelits #129267.  The details on this card were so worth the effort and Stampin Up really makes it seem effortless with all the products that coordinate with one another.

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