Garden Workbench & Card!

Hi Stampers,

Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Sandy Mott.  If you love gardening, or have a friend/relative who gardens, they would love receiving this adorable workbench and matching card. The workbench features potted plants and flowers, complete with gardening tools, gloves, and mud boots. The card matches the workbench, and as all gardeners know, a gift from the garden is a work of HEART. This project fits the bill. The workbench is a cinch to put together. The pots, plants, and tools are all hand cut, but oh so worth the effort!

Garden Workbench & Card


If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of May. With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

Thank you for visiting my blog!!!

DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #230-Gifts from the Garden-free pdf!!!


Hi Stampers,

Back for another DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge!! This week we are focusing on retiring stamp sets. Yup, you know the drill, the ones that are walking the stamping plank. The retiring stamp sets will continue to be made through May 22. After that, it is solely as supplies last. So, be sure to place your order today!!!!

Because of upcoming Mother's Day, I chose to use the retiring stamp set Gifts from the Garden and Greatest Greetings. I made little flower pot holders. You can either put a pellet refill in the bottom and roll up a seed packet OR you can buy a little succulent plant. You can also make your own with the Oh So Succulent bundle. The greeting from Greatest Greeting is perfect for these!! You grow girl!!!





Here is the tutorial:

Download Flower Pot holder




Paper Pumpkin

Hi Stampers,

Last month our own Sara Douglas designed the Paper Pumpkin kit. It was gorgeous!!! It is one of my all time favorites. Everyone must have thought so too because the refills were sold out within a day!!! 


Along with the kit to make 12 cards, stamp set, stampin ink spot --- you also got a free gift of 5 watercolor pencils!!!

If you would like to receive May 2017 Paper Pumpkin today is the last day to sign up!!! Now go to my website to receive these awesome monthly kits!!!

Thanks for stopping by!!!


Oh So Succulent

Hi Stampers,

Well as much as I tried to convince myself I did not need the Oh So Succulent Bundle, somehow it ended up at my house **wink**. I'm sad that Stampin' Up! is retiring this set. I thought this set would be so popular. Succulents are so popular right now and EVERYWHERE!!! I always seem to jump on the bandwagon when I see that "I might not be able to order that" and go into an instant panic. Before you know it, it's at my house.

I am so glad I ordered this bundle. There are SO MANY beautiful cards on Pinterest made with this bundle. I will definitely be playing with this set a lot.

My card is based on the layout of a card I received from my upline, Dawn Olchefske. I just changed the sentiment and stamp set.




Here is an updated list on Retired Items:

Discontinued - 2016-2017 Annual Catalog 

  • 140406 Watercolor Wishes Card Kit
  • 135295 Design 1 12" x 12" Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
  • 135346 Project Life Corner Punch
  • 138324 Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Pad
  • 138328 Watermelon Wonder Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138329 Cucumber Crush Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138330 Tip Top Taupe Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138331 Mint Macaron Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138332 Delightful Dijon Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
  • 138339 2015-2017 In Color 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock
  • 138340 2015-2017 In Color 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 131186 Brights 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 131189 Subtles 12" x 12" Cardstock
  • 141633 Affectionately Yours Cardstock Pack
  • 141663 Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
  • 141631 Festive Birthday Cardstock Pack
  • 141641 By The Shore Cardstock Pack
  • 141646 Moroccan Cardstock Pack
  • 141655 Blooms & Bliss Cardstock Pack
  • 141661 Fruit Stand Cardstock Pack
  • 138434 Brights Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 138435 Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 138436 Regals Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 137437 Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 141642 Serene Scenery Designer Series Paper Stack
  • 141643 Serene Scenery Cardstock Pack
  • 141658 Playful Palette Cardstock Pack
  • 107297 Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes
  • 119246 Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • 119247 Pearl Basic Jewels
  • 114319 Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon
  • 141650 Melon Mambo 1/8" Stitched Ribbon
  • 141691 Pool Party 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
  • 141664 Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape
  • 141683 Blushing Bride Solid Baker's Twine
  • 141684 Night of Navy Solid Baker's Twine
  • 102566 Jet Black StazOn Refill
  • 109196 StazOn Cleaner
  • 100625 Heat & Stick Powder
  • 103684 Adhesive Remover
  • 121779 Clear Block Cleaning Cloth
  • 135847 Silver Mini Staples
  • 139083 Handheld Stapler
  • 132173 Banners Framelits Dies
  • 127821 Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 133737 Lovely Lace Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 133739 Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • 138287 Elegant Dogs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Discontinued - 2017 Occasions Catalog

  • 144705 Sealed with Love Photopolymer Bundle
  • 144706 Scellée d'un baiser Photopolymer Bundle (French)
  • 142752 Love Notes Framelits Dies
  • 142779 Succulent Garden Cardstock Pack
  • 142773 Tasty Treats Designer Washi Tape
  • 144719 Special Reason Bundle - Wood Mount
  • 144720 Special Reason Bundle - Clear Mount
  • 144721 Raison special Bundle - Clear Mount (French)
  • 142750 Stylish Stems Framelits Dies
  • 142786 Urban Underground Embellishments
  • 142787 Urban Underground Designer Washi Tape
  • 142783 Urban Underground Specialty Designer Series Paper
  • 144734 Nailed It Wood-Mount Bundle
  • 144735 Nailed It Clear-Mount Bundle
  • 144736 Les bons outils Clear-Mount Bundle (French)
  • 143230 Build It Framelits Dies
  • 142788 Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
  • 142793 Lace Doilies 


Make sure you place your order as soon as possible as items are going fast!!!

Thank you for visiting my blog!!!


Feminine & Masculine Multi-Purpose Journals!


 Hi Stampers,

I'm excited to announce that I have been asked to be a guest designer for the month of May at Craft Project Central. If you haven't heard of it, it's a website with Stampin' Up! demonstrators who provide awesome tutorials each month as well as card sketches. My tutorial will be posting at the end of the month and I'll be sure to let you know. I will also be giving away a one month subscription so stay tuned.

In the meantime,Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Julie Warnick. With summer just around the corner, you are sure to need a beautiful and functional journal for those upcoming vacations, projects and anything else you care to write about! Whip up one or both of these gorgeous Multi-Purpose Journals for yourself, or the special man or woman in your life! The coordinating cards make these perfect gifts!

Feminine & Masculine Multi Purpose Journals

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of May. With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

Thank you for visiting my blog!!!


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #229-Cool Treats


Hi Stampers,

I can finally participate in this week's DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge!! Yippee!!! It feels great to be feeling great and able to create. It sure is my therapy. This week it is a Home Sweet Home challenge. With the nicer weather, who doesn't think of ice cream? LOL

This was my first time playing with my Cool Treats Bundle. I can see I will be reaching for this set ALOT!!! 




And, yes, I pressed the stamp too hard on the inside!! DRATS!! I hate that when it happens!! and wouldn't you know it--it was last thing I did to the card. Oh well, nobody calls me Mrs. Hallmark for a reason. wink






Creating Pretty Cards – Card Sketch #71!


Hi Stampers,

Each month in addition to the great 3D projects that Craft Project Central has for you, they also host a monthly card challenge – Creating Pretty Cards!! To help you recreate the sketch each month, they also provide a free Sketch Mini Tutorial! This mini tutorial has information about how the inspiration card (using the sketch) was created, supplies used, and basic measurements!!  For every ten cards submitted, they’ll pick one winner of a free one month subscription! The winner(s) will get to select the month of their choice! Head over to Craft Project Central to learn more and submit your creation!!

The rest of the products, as well as the instructions are in the tutorial at Craft Project Central. Check it out!
Be sure to upload your card to Craft Project Central site, and please link to Craft Project Central in your blog or website. You could win a free subscription!

Here is the sketch this month designed by Buffy Cooper!


And here is the fabulous card she made.

Buffy Cooper 071


Thank you for visiting my blog!!!

Artful Envelopes

Artful Envelopes


Hi Stampers,

Today's Craft Project Central project is designed by Regina Andari. After you have created the perfect greeting card for someone special, doesn’t it deserve to be mailed in an envelope that’s also a work of art?  While this tutorial will show you how to make a nice selection of cards, the part that you will enjoy the most are the assorted artful envelope techniques!  This tutorial also includes some helpful U.S. postage tips and pointers for sending your artful envelopes.

If you would like to learn how to make this project, you'll want to subscribe for the month of May. With your subscription, you'll get illustrated, step-by-step instructions for five wonderful projects for only $10! You can find out how to gain access to a bonus sixth project over at Craft Project Central.

Thank you for visiting my blog!!!


I'm Alive

Hi Stampers,

Just wanted to let you know that I am still alive. From last Friday until this past Thursday I was out of commission with a bout of colitis. I am now playing catch up on my blog, emails, housekeeping, life in general. It seemed good to be in my crafting space today. I miss it soo much when I am away. It truly is a stress reliever for me. 

What's new? Well, Stampin' Up! has there retirement sale going on now in full bloom. If you want something order it now!!! Stamp sets are the only thing being made after May 22, I believe (retired). 

My 5 year anniversary with Stampin' Up! was March 31 of this year. I received my pin and letter from Shelli and Sara this past week (happy mail).


I have some blog candy to celebrate this milestone too!!! Leave a comment on something you have learned from my blog and it will place you in the drawing. I will randomly pick a name this Friday, May 5.

I have also been asked to be a Guest Designer for the month of May on the website Craft Project Central. It is made of fellow Stampin' Up! demonstraters from all over. I am so honored to be asked to participate. The projects for the month are GREAT!!! I will also be giving away one month subscription to this---so STAY TUNED!!!

I did create a card for a great friend who just received a promotion at work. She deserves this as she just received her Master's Degree last year. Way to go!!!




Thank you for visiting my blog!!!


DOStamper Stars Thursday Challenge #226-Easter Egg Basket


Hi Stampers,

This week at DOStamper Stars we are having a product spotlight of any Stampin' Up! bundle. I chose the soon to be retiring Basket Builder. It is at a discounted price right now--half off!!! Get yours today!!!

Okay....back to my post (sorry I get carried away at sales). I saw this cute card on Facebook and she was so kind to send me the directions. I would give you her blog information but she doesn't have one although she should!!! But, thank you Lizzie!!!




And, it even folds flat for mailing just like the popular box cards!!!