Painted Harvest Card in non-traditional colors

This Painted Harvest card is made in a color combination that is non-traditional to sunflowers. The Painted Harvest Bundle was my Stamp of The Month which means I featured projects using it in all my classes this month. I held several 3/$10 Card Classes on the Road along with the 5/$20 classes in my studio All cards used the Painted Harvest stamp set showing its versatility. I included at least one project from this bundle in my Birthday 6/$25, Framed Art Sampler, and Hostess Clubs.

I wasn’t sure how this particular card would be received because of the color combination of Bermuda Bay, Dapper Denim, & Soft Sky. Not that the combination isn’t a great one, just that you probably wouldn’t think of using it with this particular set.

I was jumping for joy & happy to let you know that everyone LOVED it!! WOO! HOO!

What do you think?

It’s gorgeous isn’t it?

Here is a close up of the flower

My customers also love to (as they say), “Learn what the heck to do with washi tape.” This card will help you use up those smaller pieces left on the roll. Don’t worry about cutting the ends, just tear them for this look!

I probably could have used this card for our SBTD Blog Hop this past weekend but wanted to share it with those taking my classes. ( I was actually nervous on what people would think of the color combination). If you missed our Hop you can check it out here.

This is what you get when you purchase the Painted Harvest Bundle.


The gorgeous Painted Harvest stamp set that includes a variety of 13 photopolymer stamps that feature the 2-Step Style.

The NEW Leaf Punch.

AND you save 10% when you order the bundle using #146021 !


Don’t forget to use this month’s HOSTESS CODE: PVJUKP6V    When your order is *$40 or more you will receive my Exclusive Card Kit. If your order is over $150.00 please don’t use the Hostess Code because you earn Hostess Dollars!!

*Total before Tax & Shipping.

The otherr products in the Painted Autumn Suite can be found on page 49 of the Holiday Catalog. Don’t miss out on these, they will make your creations look so professional without much work. The Painted Harvest Bundle is a must-have for your fall projects. (You will be able to use them into the spring and summer too!!)

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At Home with You Bundle SBTD Hop 9/2017

The At Home with You and Colorful Seasons Bundles were shouting my name as the morning air is crisp and and the fall colors are beginning to show earlier than normal this year. I felt these bundles were perfect for this month’s SBTD Blog Hop Theme, Leaves and Trees. We are 12 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators from around the world bringing you assorted projects each month. Be sure to read all the way to the bottom of this post to watch a video about the At Home With You Bundle!

At Home with You Bundle #145351

Colorful Seasons Bundle #145348















My card base is Very Vanilla cut to 5 1/4″ x 8″ and then scored at 4″. I used the leaves from the Colorful Seasons stamp set to create a background paper for the 1 3/4″ x 5 1/4″ paper strip. The colors I used for the leaves are Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Crushed Curry and Early Espresso for the veins. I backed this strip with a piece of 2″ x 5 1/4″ Early Espresso cardstock.

I felt the card needed more texture so I added the splatter image from Swirly Bird in Crushed Curry along the tip edge of the card and opposite corners of the image mat. The bouquet of sunflowers in the bucket from the At Home with You Bundle was my inspiration for my card and make the perfect focal point. Sunflowers are my favorite fall flower and I continued the color theme when water coloring them. The bucket is colored using Crumb Cake for the bucket and Smokey Slate for the metal rings. I added a bit of sparkle by adding Clear Wink of Stella to the rings. I then cut the image out using the Seasonal Layer Thinlit Dies, gotta love thilits! I then popped the image up with our new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I felt the image needed grounding so I cut a branch from Early Espresso by using the die from the Colorful Seasons Bundle. The Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive 1/4″ Stitch Ribbon are a perfect touch.

The verse I chose is also one from the Colorful Seasons stamp set however, the At Home with You set also has verses that could be used for this card that can be used for an assortment of fall occasions.

Now to see what Susan has created for you this month!

Rachel Pine

Karie Beglau

Judi Anderson – You are here!

Susan Simpson

Tricia Butts

Lyndsay LaRae Carara

Courtenay Heuston

Tashana Lundy

Carly Middleton

Sharleen Luciano

Vicky Thompson

Anastasia Radloff

I though you might enjoy this video Stampin’ Up! made showing you all about the At Home with You Bundle.


Be sure to use this month’s HOSTESS CODE (PVJUKP6V)! You will receive my exclusive Card Kit FREE with a $40.00 minimum order when you do!!

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Deals, Clearance Rack, Paper Pumpkin & more!

Everyone likes deals & to save on their paper crafting supplies so I wanted to take today to remind you of all the specials that are currently going on including The Clearance Rack, & Paper Pumpkin. 

Be sure to use this HOSTESS CODE :36DPXGFF

WHY? Because when you place an order of $40 or more I will send you one of my Card Kits. AND when you use a Hostess Code 6 months in a row and have $300 in purchases (not including tax & shipping) I will give you a FREE item valued at $25.00 or less! BUT you must use the hostess code each time.

A new season is almost here, and that means it’s time for some change. What else does it mean? New Clearance Rack deals!Visit My online store  now and save up to 60% on select products. These deals won’t last forever though, so fill up your shopping bag before supplies run out!

Have you remembered  to use your Bonus Day Coupons? You earned a $5.00 coupon for every $50.00 you spent in July. Don’t forget they expire on August 31st. If you don’t know your Coupon Code give me a call and I will get it for you.

Just click the above photo to sign up today!

The Carols of Christmas Early Release Bundle is very popular! You will be able to get a jump on your holiday cards by purchasing it before it’s official release on September 1.

Item Description USD  
146036 Carols of Christmas Bundle (wood-mount) $52.00  
146037 Carols of Christmas Bundle (clear-mount) $45.00  
144674 Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies $30.00  
144801 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (wood-mount) $28.00  
144804 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set (clear-mount) $20.00  

We have made it easy to get started on your fall & holiday projects by bringing you these fabulous deals on Paper Pumpkin, the clearance rack, and your earned bonus days coupons,  in addition to our early release Carols of Christmas Bundle.

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Festive Phrases for the Stampers By The Dozen Blog Hop

I am excited to bring you a  project using the Festive Phrases Stamp Set for our Stampers By The Dozen Blog Hop this month. We are 12 Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators bringing you an assortment of 12 projects the third Saturday each month. This month our theme is our 2017 Holiday Catalog that you may purchase from beginning September 1st.

Have you ever turned the page and fell in love with a stamp set? Well, that’s what happened when I saw the Festive Phrases set, especially the silly little elf hiding behind the Happy Holidays sign! Oh my gosh, I am simply in love with him and have a few other ideas up my sleeve.

For this card I went to the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. I just love that you can use this paper for projects from elegant to rustic and just plain fun.

It might be hard to tell, but I added an illusion of snow on the top of “Happy Holidays” by running Wink of Stella across the top.

I looped our Cherry Cobbler Stitched Ribbon and tucked it on the side of the top matt.

Cherry Cobbler Enamel Shapes for accents on the upper right corner completed the look.I am sure you are getting excited to see the new 2017 Holiday Catalog while browsing through our samples. Which items will be at the top of your wish list? I hope you choose the Festive Phrases as one of your must haves! If you aren’t currently working with a demonstrator and would like your own copy, just comment and I will contact you to send one your way.

Click the button below and it will bring you to Susan’s Holiday Catalog project.


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Here is the list of Bloggers

  1. Rachel Pine
  2. Karie Beglau
  3. Judi Anderson   You are here
  4. Susan Simpson
  5. Tricia Butts
  6. Lyndsay LaRae Carara
  7. Courtenay Heuston
  8. Tashana Lundy
  9. Carly Middleton
  10. Sharleen Luciano
  11. Vicky Thompson

Anastasia Radloff

Carols of Christmas Early Release


I am excited to be sharing a card using our Carols of Christmas Bundle, an early release Bundle, today. Before I get to the card I want to remind you that. . . . .

You have 2 days left to join my HapBEE Stampers in Ink TEAM & receive the stamp set as an added bonus! Not only do you get this stamp set but you also receive these stamping basics ~ a total value of more than $72!! In total, the starter kit has a value of almost $250 and only will cost you $99.00 plus tax (shipping is FREE!!)


Now, let’s get back to the card. . . .

The bundle consists of the Carols of Christmas stamp set and The Card Front Builder Thinlits Dies. and will be available for you to purchase on August 1.  These thinlits dies are sure to be one of your favorites in turning ordinary cards into extraordinary! I can see using these on a variety of cards from anniversary to  the young at heart and every occasion in between. (almost made it from a to z!) They will also be great to use in your memory albums; as frames for pictures, page edges, and amazing page and pocket embellishments.

The card I am sharing today has a few quick & fun techniques that bring it to a simple but WOW card.

Let’s start by making the background by using the sponge and spritz technique. Using Whisper White cardstock as a base, I masked off the bottom to create snow drifts and the edges to create a white border. I then sponged Soft Sky from the bottom to about midway to the top. Next I sponged Night of Navy to the top of the card overlapping the Soft Sky a bit so they blend seamlessly. Using our Spritz Sprayer I spritzed water over the entire piece & let it dry to create depth in the sky.

I created the top by cutting an edge after using the moon and star thinlit from Night of Navy. I mounted this onto Whisper White and trimmed it to match the Night of Navy.

I cut the trees from Always Artichoke cardstock. Adding our embossing paste to create snow  is added dimension and texture. In some areas it even looks like it is melting!

I decided to add some Silver Metallic Thread behind the trees for added glitz and simulating the glow from the moon.

I assembled the card by layering the Whisper White onto Night of Navy and then a Soft Sky card base. I added the top cut from the Cardfront Thinlits. Next, I embossed the “PEACE” in sliver by omitting the “On Earth”, added the trees using our new Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals, and stamped the deer in Soft Suede ink.

Wanting a bit more glitz, I used my Wink Of Stella on the cut outs at the top and then added “Stella Snow” (as I call it) by tapping the Wink of Stella pen against my finger to add specks over the card..


I love customizing the inside of cards also. For this one I sponged the edges using both, Soft Sky and Night of Navy inks.




I used the negative from my trees to sponge a few using Always Artichoke ink.

You probably have noticed I haven’t put a verse on the inside yet, I will do this when I go to send this card as I like to personalize it.


I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of the Carols of Christmas Bundle. This stamp set is one of two I am featuring in this month’s Christmas Card Class so be sure to visit my Calendar of Events for more information.



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One Day Sale!

Take advantage of this one day sale! Are you like me and have several upcoming events that you need to get gifts for? Why not get something unexpected….. give them a surprise in their mailbox! My answer… Paper Pumpkin! First-time subscribers can get their first month for $5.00 at this one day sale! That’s right. FIVE DOLLARS, that’s a savings of $9.95. So take a look at your list of upcoming special people and send them this complete paper craft kit in the mail that is great for all ages. My 2& 3 year old granddaughters love doing these with me as so does my 80 year old mom.

What are you waiting for? Take advantage of this ONE DAY SALE now!!

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Exclusive, FREE, Projects monthly!

Really? Exclusive, FREE, Projects Monthly? That’s right. Sign up for my Monthly V.I.P. Publication and you will receive FREE projects in your in-box every month along with my other V.I.P. members. Are you wondering what you receive in this publication?

My V.I.P. members receive a variety of exclusive projects, Tool Tips, Techniques, and Techniques that they can access as many times as they wish. I send them pictures, a supply list, and step by step instructions for each project. What types of projects do they receive?

  • a card
  • a memory page
  • a non-card/memory page project
  • a technique, with a project using the technique
  • I answer questions that they send me
  • I give a tool review and tip or two for that tool
  • first to know & register for my events
  • first to know my specials
  • before the holidays I send them 12 weeks of projects to help them prepare for holidays

How often do they receive an email? I send them the main publication every month then they receive an email at the beginning of each week that lets them know what events are happening and which they need to RSVP for that week. They also receive a variety of BONUS projects/tips/techniques in these emails.

My June publication just went out. Don’t want to miss what they received? I would absolutely love to send it to you! All you have to do to receive Exclusive, FREE Monthly Projects is sign up for my Monthly Publication in the upper left hand column.

Here are a few samples of past projects.

A past card idea:




A scrapbook idea.

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A great card for your child’s teacher.

With all the last minute activities going on at the end of the year I want to help you show your appreciation with a great card for your child’s teacher. You can easily make this card or have your child help you. This card can be used for any friend but I thought the primary colors made it perfect for that favorite teacher.  I used a few retiring stamp sets, Love & Affection (141545 )  for the verse and flowers, and Papillon Potpourri (123759) with coordinating punch for the butterfly. The You’ve Got This set (139575) made for the perfect sky background.  The flower stems and leaves were doodled using a Garden Green Stampin’ Write Marker. I created the tree with our Tree Builder Punch (138295 ) and Layering Ovals Thinlits(141706).

I’m not sure about you but I just love a simple card that has such cuteness like this one! I did a Facebook Live FREE Class on how to make this card. You can watch it here. You will also need to watch part 2 for the completed card. I did add the colored pearl jewels and sponged around the oval with Emerald Envy ink after the video ended. As you watch the class you will see I tried a few different items on the tree, I ended up coloring the pearls (119247) with a red Sharpie marker. I love how it turned out, don’t you?

The Love & Affection  and  The Papillon Potpourri       stamp sets are retiring so you will want to be sure to order them no later than May 22nd because after that they will only be available while supplies last.

Now that you have a great card, filled with cuteness, for your child’s teacher all you need to do is find a little gift  just as sweet!

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Autism Awareness Blog Hop- Garden in Bloom

I am so blessed and honored to be participating in my first blog hop with some of my fellow Stampin’ Up! demonstrators to bring awareness to Autism. We are raising funds for Autism Speaks to enhance lives today and accelerating solutions for tomorrow.


A small fact about Autism is that it was added as a special education in 1991 and now is the sixth most common classified disability in the U.S.



The card I am sharing today uses the following; Garden In Bloom stamp set, Hello You Thinlits, By the Shore Designer Series Paper, & Brights Enamel Shapes. I kept with the colors of Autism by using; Real Red, Dapper Denim & Daffodil Delight cardstock & inks.The doily adds a touch of softness to the card.

The word “friend” is also from the Garden in Bloom set, I used my Dapper Denim Stampin’ Write Marker to ink the word friend and omitted the rest of the verse. I just love how the font used goes with the Hello thinlit.


I would love to have you make a donation to Autism Speaks today. If we all give a little we can make a big difference! Click the image below and you will be directed to my fundraising page. After you donate please send me a message and I will be happy to send you one of the thank you cards I have prepared just for you!

Please be sure to visit all these fabulous blogs of stampers who have joined in on today’s Autism Awareness Blog Hop.


                                                Until we meet again,

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Bumble Bee Pouch

I just loved creating this Bumble Bee Pouch with the paper flower last week in my Facebook Live class. Using the Dragonfly Dreams Bundle (#144728) paired with the Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper (141660) creates a cheery pouch that is sure to put a smile on the face of the person who receives it.

The pouch is created using Daffodil Delight cardstock (119683). Wanting to add a pattern without distracting from the 3-D bees, I stamped the bees on the back of the pouch in Crushed Curry (131173). I also added the scattered dot image around the edges of the pouch front.

This image also shows the details of the hand made flower.

Adding the 2 circles from the Owl Builder punch (118074) to the back of the bees make a quick and easy way to add color to the bee bodies. I also added a bit of shimmer to the Bumble Bee Pouch by adding Wink of Stella (141897) to the bee’s wings.You can also see the scattered dots details in this picture.

Added a bee to this flower to add a fun accent. I wrapped the Bumble Bee Pouch with 5/8″ Mini Striped Watermelon Wonder Ribbon (141433). To purchase the products I used visit my ONLINE STORE HERE.

Want to see how I create this & other projects live? Be sure to go to and click “LIKE”  & be sure to follow me. You will get an alert each time I do a live class.

I will be doing my next class at 3:00 PM central time today!

Do you want to always save on your Stampin’ Up! supplies?

Join my TEAM HERE & you not only get $125.00 in product for $99, but you will receive an additional 2 stamp sets when you join before March 31, 2017. I will even send everyone who joins my TEAM during this special, one of these adorable Bumble Bee Pouches filled with goodies!

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Creating all the elements and accents on this Bumble Bee Pouch was so much fun! I hope you enjoyed it.

                              Til we meet again,

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