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Saturday, September 30, 2017

Swirly Bird masculine birthday

I needed a few quick Happy Birthday cards and some for masculine cards.   Swirly Bird to the rescue, oh and Pinterest too!    Saw this card done by Jackie Bolhuis on Pinterest, so I changed up the ink colors, the word -  Birthday and the inside greeting, but basically the same. 

Do you CASE cards on Pinterest?   How do you search for a card?   I did a search for masculine birthday cards Stampin' Up! and found this card.    This card was so quick and easy, 3 colors, Bermuda Bay, Lemon Lime Twist and Black.    For the inside of the card, I used the verse from Big on Birthdays and used the same two colors of ink,  Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist.

My sister made a few cards using Emerald Envy and Bermuda Bay.  These cards were super simple to make.  Here are her two cards, one Portrait and one Landscape.   The hardest part was adhering the Happy.   We tried the Sizzix adhesive sheets that Stampin' Up! sells.....that didn't work out too well, lots of sticky on our fingers but not on the word "happy".   Fine tip glue pen to the rescue!  We put the glue on the back of the word "happy" in a lot of places and then pressed and held down the word for about 40 seconds and it stayed.  A few minutes later, I took the adhesive eraser and erased the excess glue that was on the card.

The card took about 10 minutes - maybe less to make from cutting the cardstock, stamping, die cutting the Happy, die cutting the banner and stamping the birthday on the banner in white craft ink and heat setting it to the complete assembly.   When you pull out cardstock to make a card, make 2 cards...since you are cutting the cardstock in two for the card base, you might as well use both pieces! 



Monday, September 18, 2017

CASEing Stampin' Up! Daisy Delight

Are you a CASEr?   I sure am, most projects I make are CASEd from somewhere.   There is so many places to CASE from..... Pinterest, Splitcoast Stampers, Blogs, Blog Hops, Google, Classes, cards you receive in the mail, cards in stores and so many other places.  Several times I have been in line at the Post Office getting postage stamps and they sell cards - looking at these cards, I have taken photos of them to CASE later on.

They are still there on my phone...

Today I am working on changing some of my habits.   WHY??   I have a goal - I would love to earn the next Stampin' Up! grand trip to the Greek Isles.   Earning this trip starts Oct 1st and the earning period goes through September 30th, 2018.

There, I have said my goal, on print for everyone to see, it is no longer just a wish, but now a GOAL.

One of my habits I am changing.....Business hours, not endless hours surfing the internet accomplishing nothing but saving some photos of projects to CASE!

Planned ahead projects for classes, blog posts, Facebook page posts.  The size of my home does not have enough space to hold classes, so I will be searching the area for venues to hold classes.   Currently I hold 1 class a month about 35 minutes north of my home...and I hold the same lasses in Maryland when I visit every month for 6-7 months of the year.   SO I am looking to do more classes in Florida, home parties and online parties too.   Facebook Live videos too.   Since I am retired, I have no other job to do other than Stamp!  Just fun!

Here is my CASE.   My longtime friend and stamper, Joyce sent me a text with a photo of a card she made... I really liked it and need some similar type cards and I thought I am going to CASE that.  A few hours later, sitting at my computer I checked my email and there was a message from Pinterest.  It was a message from Joyce showing me the Pinterest card she CASEd, so.   I stopped what I was doing and starting putting the card together, pulling out DSP and card stock in the colors that are in the DSP.  I used mostly everything that was used in the card on Pinterest, except as I was scrolling up to the top of the page, I saw another card using the Daisy Delight stamp set using the leaves, so I used them too.

Do you CASE or not?  If you CASE, where do you get your ideas to CASE?   Leave a comment and I will choose a random winner to receive this card.  You have until September 20th.

Here are the details of my card:

Stamp Sets:  Daisy Delight, and Thoughts and Prayers
Ink colors:   Pool Party, Old Olive and Night of Navy
Card Stock colors:  Calypso Coral card, layer of Pool Party and layer of Whisper White card stock
The DSP is Delightful Daisy and the colors I chose are in the colors of the DSP
so I didn't have figure out what colors to use Stampin' Up! does the that work for me.
Accessories:   Daisy punch, paper snips to cut those leaves out, dimensionals , mini glue dots, snail and Tombow mono adhesive, Glitter enamel dots and Dapper Denim bakers twine (it so close to Night of Navy I don't think anyone would notice the difference.

Want to place an order, have a party, attend a class or join my team?????   You can shop at my website,   Use the Hostess Code:  44XB2H7N    Place an order of at least $25 and receive a card kit from one of my projects or classes projects in the mail from me.   Everything but stamped images and adhesives will be included.  Want to join my team and get the discount, or earn money, earn the me and I can answer any questions you may have.   OR you can join just on my website too.  Anyone joining my team gets to pick 1 Stamp set or Accessory from my almost 300 items from my Retired List.  After 3 months on my team, you get to pick 3 more items from the List, after 6 months, you pick 6 more items, 9 months, 9 more items and after 1 year 12 more items!  That is an opportunity to choose up to 31 items in 1 year in addition to all the perks from Stampin' Up!.

Want to know more, have questions or you Just Want to Stamp?   contact me!


Friday, August 11, 2017

OH So Eclectic Stampin' Up! Sympathy cards

Quick sympathy cards.   I used the Oh So Eclectic stamp set and some matching card stock and inks that I had with me.  I Have to get creative with what craft items I bring when traveling between 2 states.

I would have chosen a different ribbon if I was in my craft room (I do have other ribbons !!! Lol)
The one on the left is Berry Burst card stock and ink, the right, Bermuda Bay card stock and ink.   I added some Crystal Effects to the centers of the flowers. (Stampin' Up! doesn't sell that anymore, but the the Fine Tip glue works just as well).   Stamping the Bermuda Bay card first, the flowers are further apart, then overlapped the flowers in the Berry Burst card.    I like the look of the flowers overlapping.   What about you?   Overlapped?   or  Not???   Leave me a comment and I will randomly draw a "winner", you'll receive 2 of your favorite, overlapping or not cards, one a Sympathy and one a Birthday!

My Upcoming classes:

FL  August 17th, 10 am, Casa Loma Estates, Melbourne, Florida

MD  - August 27th, 1pm, Finksburg Belisimos, Finksburg, MD

Contact me in a comment below or email to register for either of these classes.  Cost for the class is $10 for 3 cards and a treat holder.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Stampin' Up! Wood Words

I used this Bundle at OnStage Savannah and thought, It's not my style.....   That was then - in April...This is now...July.

Last month I attended a meeting with other Stampin' Up! Demonstrators and participated in a card of the swaps used this stamp set and of course I had to get it!   It's on page 159 of the new catalog...check it out!  I decided to save 10% and get the bundle with the crate framelit.   The cost of the Bundle is $54 for wood mount and $46.75 for clear mount.   During the month of July, purchase the wood mount Bundle for $54 and receive a coupon for $5 OFF an order in August.  Purchase the clear mount set and a chalk marker or basic black Stampin write marker or another item that is $3.25 or more and you get that $5 off coupon for August.  Also, anyone placing an order for $50 (before shipping and tax) from me will receive a package of the new Mini Dimensionals.   To place an order, go to my website or contact me to place your order.  Use Hostess Code:  RFQHN3FV for an additional gift from me. 

Today was my class held in Florida and the card was a Big Hit with everyone.  I CASED the swap card exactly except for the greeting.

I just LOVE this card and of course the Lemon Lime Twist color...   It an easy card to make and you can emboss the card or just heat set the white ink.

Enjoy!   Stay cool - stay in the AC and stamp.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Christmas In July with Stampin Up

The special that is going on with Stampin Up is Christmas in July....

They are giving presents for joining Stampin Up...Join my Team and receive some additional presents from me.

WOW this gives you everything you need to get started and more!   Join to get a discount on all your Stampin' Up! purchases (like I did 13 years ago!!!), Join to pay a few bills, earn a living, earn the incentive trips and so much more.   Meet friends from all over the world that you will have for life.!  Have classes like I do, Do in home parties and so much more.   Have fun creating and get paid!!!

Bonus Days too in July.   For each $50 (before shipping and tax) purchased, receive a $5 off coupon via your email address for any purchase in August!  Also, anyone placing an order for $50 (before shipping and tax) from me will receive a package of the new Mini Dimensionals.   To place an order, go to my website or contact me to place your order.  Use Hostess Code:  RFQHN3FV for an additional gift from me.

During our last visit to Maryland, I purchased a file cabinet to hold my card was a bargain at $5 at an Auction...  Original color- Chocolate Chip, new color - Lemon Lime Twist! My favorite new In Color.   My husband used 5 coasts of spray paint a total of 2 cans of paint.  I will be putting card stock in it later tonight.

It's hot here in Florida, so stay cool my friends, stay inside and stamp!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Bonus Days at Stampin Up! and more

WOW, have I been gone from here a long long time!

Stampin' Up! has a new catalog out and my first purchase was their planner!   It is great, and my goal (one of them) is to keep me up to date on posting here, on my facebook page: Stampin' with Stampergirl and emails to my customers, both in Maryland and Florida.   If you want to get on my email list, email me at: and say add to email list...let me know what state you are in, and it doesn't matter really, but I thought it will be fun to see where everyone lives.

It's July, how did that happen!??  Stampin' Up! has a few promotions going on now and I don't want to shove them all at you at once, so I will share one today and hopefully one on Wednesday and one on Friday.

Purchase $50 in the month of July (before shipping and tax) and receive a coupon for $5 off your purchase in August.....The coupon code will be emailed to you, so you must provide an email address when placing your order with me or if you order on my website.

I will be holding 2 classes this month.   The first class is Thursday, July 13th, 10am at the Casa Loma Clubhouse in Melbourne, Florida...You need to contact me to attend no later than July 10th.   Class is $10 for 3 cards and you can order that day as well.   Get a choice from my Goodie Bag for placing an order of $25 or more.  I have a Hostess Code assigned with Florida - BDA2RWTC, use this code to place an order online.   Everyone placing orders using this code gets a chance to get free merchandise from Me.

The 2nd class will be held at the Finksburg Belisimo's on Rt 140 in Finksburg, Maryland.   The class will be held, Sunday, July 23rd - also my birthday!, maybe we will have cake!  or cupcakes!   Class is $10 for 3 cards and you can order that day as well.   Get a choice from my Goodie Bag for placing an order of $25 or more.   The Hostess Code assigned to Maryland  - RFQHN3FV   use this code to place an order online.   Everyone placing orders using this code gets a chance to get free merchandise from Me.

Another Special that is going on in July - check my website - but I will share more details later this week, so I don't overwhelm you with too much information!   It's called Christmas in July...hint hint....extras for joining Stampin Up and I have freebies too for joining my team.

Speaking of Team.   I made this card for a Demonstrator Only Swap at my upline's Quarterly Meeting last week.   I used the Delightful Daisy stamp set and punch and my favorite new In Color, Lemon  Lime Twist.   Other colors used are Calypso Coral and Island Indigo.   The technique is Emboss Resist and is my favorite technique.

Take Care and keep cool this summer, Stamp (in an air conditioned or fan cooled room)!'


Saturday, April 1, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Stamping With Rachel

Today crafting with Rachel.      We combined 2 paper pumpkins one from October with the test tubes. We weren't able to finish them for Halloween, so we combined those test tubes, some mini jelly beans and the stamps and ears from the March kit!    Rachel is 5 and did all the stamping and putting the glue dots on to hold the faces onto the tubes.   Her favorites are dimensionals (mine too) but we didn't need those for this project.

Hope you find some time to craft today.    This trip to Maryland has been a busy one, lots of peaks and valleys...father in law recovering from injuries from a fall from a youngest grandchild, Emma hospitalized for dehydration from results of the virus (back to normal now). And my mother in law fell and broke her hip and had surgery last night!    On the mend was even sitting in a chair today !!!

We return on Monday to warm and sunny Florida!  Sale a Bration is over 😧 I hope you were able to take advantage of all the great bargains.   I was able to get most of the sale a Bration items and used them all....I can't use them in going forward in my business, so I have decided to part with them.....Here are the details:   

For every $50 in order you place your name will go in for a drawing to receive your choice.   Depending on how many SAB items i have (will check when I get home), and how many different people order.

PLace those orders thru me or my website using Hostess Code CK3S96PN.

Stay tuned for information on my April classes.  Tentative dates....April 13th for Florida and April 23rd for Maryland.    Here's one of the cards from my March class

This is a shaker. Card made with our clear envelopes.....easy!!! And such a cute set.

Hope you find time to stamp today!


Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Masculine birthday card

while visiting in Maryland I am so busy with children, grandchildren, meeting with friends, stamping.   But I can't seem to find time to blog or post on Facebook.

Today helping a friend/downline make a birthday card, she ended up with making 5 of them.... We are making a mess stamping, we are might as well make a bunch.   We used all of the DSP she had of this pattern.

We went right to Pinterest and searched for about 10 seconds and found the card we wanted to make. She used the stamp set Another Great Year (retired).   Night of Navy card stock and ink and Candy Dots....and of course dimensionals!

These are quick cards for mass production.   Switch out the stamp set, the colors, candy dots , rhinestones, pearls or whatever embellishments.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Balloon Adventures Shaker Card for class and my messy desk!

Here is my Stampin' desk before ( while making the card) and after with a little cleaning up and the finished shaker card.    This card is one of the projects we are making in my classes in FL on Thursday morning and Sunday afternoon in MD.  Yep, class in 2 different states in the same week.   And it's not too late to sign up for the class!   Message me to sign up for either class, but do it soon so I have everything prepared for you.  You can text, call, leave a comment here or email me to sign up.

There are only a few weeks left of sale a Bration to get FREE goodies from the sale a Bration Catalog.    We are using some of those freebies for this class.   The Avant Garden stamp set and the New Bermuda Bay glimmer paper!!!! OMG it is so beautiful 

Anyone placing an order $50 or more from my online store,  For now until March 31st will get a FREE sale a Bration item and a free item from the occasions catalog from me.   Once I receive your order, it will send you a gift I have chosen from the occasions catalog and send to you.  Orders from now - March 10th, Please use Hostess Code FMXGF9W7. 

All orders from March 11th - March 31st, use the Hostess CodeBFX9Z6D2.

And after

SO how does your crafting area look?  Need help with how to store items?   Maybe organization?  I'm pretty good at organization especially craft areas.    

Send me photos of your craft area and ask questions about your organization and storage., not matter what the space.  I love helping others to be able to love what they do, whether it is a hobby or a business.

I talked to my granddaughter tonight, Rachel age 5, I told her my craft room was messy and I needed to clean it up.   She said her bedroom was messy but she didn't want to clean it up....I feel her pain!  I also told her I would help her clean her room.    I will be visiting her next week so we are going to craft and I am going to show her how to do a video on her tablet with her American Girl Doll and she is going to help me do a stamping video.   SO stay tuned!

Don't forget to share your crafting area......

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Dragonfly Dreams Stampin' Up! Emboss Resist

WOW another post - Yep I have been stamping almost everyday.   How about you?   It is a fun pastime and very relaxing.

Today I did FaceTime with a longtime friend (52 years!) stamper and customer.   We now live 1000 miles apart and since it is winter....I am staying put in Sunny/Warm Florida.  I miss stamping with my friends, and of course I miss my daughters and grandchildren....  Getting ready for a visit from one daughter and two grandchildren!   but today, I got some stamping done.

Emboss Resist is my Favorite technique of all time!   What is your favorite technique?

Today, my friend Joyce and I did FaceTime and we each made a Sketch Challenge card.   We used Paper and Ink Challenges #11.

I used Dragonfly Dreams Bundle, Oh So Succulent stamp, and Heartfelt Sympathy stamp sets.  I also used Falling in Love Designer Series Paper, Dimensionals, Stitched Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits.   The colors used are the ones in the Designer Series Paper -- Stampin' Up! makes it so easy to pick colors to go with one another.   The colors are Blushing Bride Cardstock and ink, Very Vanilla Cardstock, Soft Sky and Sahara Sand inks.  AND of course a sponge wedge for each color ink  that I used.

Share - what is your favorite technique?  

Leave a comment with your favorite technique for a free Stampin' Gift from me.