Heart Happiness for any occasion, SBTD January Blog Hop

You will find yourself reaching for the Heart Happiness stamp set (145769) for just about any occasion, that is why I chose it for this month’s Stampers By The Dozen Blog Hop. I always love it when the design of a stamp set lends itself to a variety of occasions without much effort on my part. How about you?

The Heart Happiness was on the top of my list when I looked through the newly released Occasions Catalog. I envisioned wedding, just for you, birthday, St. Patrick’s Day, butterflies, and, of coarse, Valentine cards when I first saw the images.  When I can see using a set more than one idea it’s a winner!  I will be sharing a few cards with this set today, none are Valentine cards!

This first card is one I taught at my Coffee and A Card Class I hold locally monthly. Attendees couldn’t believe the built-in texture to the striped image. When stamping it in one color, it automatically gives you different depth of color. We added a Stampin’ Spritzer and used 2 colors in creating our card.


We stamped the heart, using Peek A Boo Peach and Flirty Flamingo, spritzed it, & stamped one heart directly onto the card front and one on a scrap. This is a fun technique as each one comes out different! We fussy cut the heart on the scrap and popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals. And those coordinating pearls, they were done using the Dark Calypso Coral Blend.  The verse is found in the Picture Perfect Birthday set (145519). Here is another variation of this card. This one the heart directly on the card front was stamped twice, first and second generation. By slightly offsetting the layers it gave motion to those hearts!


I love polka dots and strawberries, can you see where I’m going with this? TO get more bang for my buck I paired the polka dot heart with the Tutti-frutti 6×6 Designers Series Paper (DSP) (#145606). These paper stacks are perfect for card making and memory keeping! I turned to my  dark Night of Navy Blend (144039) to color the Pearl Perfect Jewels to mimmick the blueberries in the DSP.

Here is another take on this same card:

 Be sure to click the link below to go to see the idea Susan has for you this month.

I hope I have made your creative juices begun to flow with ideas for this Heart Happiness set that is found on page 20 of the newly released Occasions Catalog (click to view). If you’d like your own copy to browse just contact me today!

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You can earn your favorite SAB item just by adding a few items to your Heart Happiness stamp set today!


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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 

Smitten Mittens all warm and cozy

Who doesn’t love feeling all warm and cozy in this cold season weather? Mittens keep your fingers so warm during the season’s cold so what better stamp set to reach for than Smitten Mittens? I learned long ago that hues of pink help warm your complexion so I chose Powder Pink to hoping it would help give that warm and fuzzy feeling to this card.

Using Sahara Sand and the Cable Knit embossing folder was a good decision ( I am loving this color combination!!) and the Shimmery Satin Blush Blossom ribbon gives it a soft feeling. The tiny mittens and snowflakes are the perfect embellishments for this card. Now as I look at this card while writing this post it reminds me of my daughter when she was little and had a cable knit blankie with satin ribbon binding.

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I don’t know about you, but when I finished assembling this card I feel that is is just like a nice warm,soft blanket you could get all snuggly warm and all cozy with.

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Smitten Mittens for this month’s “From the Heart” SBTD Blog Hop

I’ve chosen to use the Smitten Mittens Bundle for this month’s SBTD Blog Hop theme, “From the Heart. I love creating, sharing, and teaching how to make cards, projects and gift from the heart so I am loving the theme!

As we go into the holidays I am reminded of my younger days when we would make gifts for friends and family. The fun we had creating and the excitement of giving and receiving those gifts will always hold a place in my heart. I have taught my children, and now my grandchildren, that the most treasured gifts are those you hand make and put your heart into. I chose the Smitten Mittens Bundle because the warmth mittens give you is like the warmth you get when hand made gifts are given and received.


This first project is a simple gift tag cut from the Christmas Around the World Design

er Series Paper (DSP)(144629) This Basic Gray, Soft Sky, & Whisper White design has a “fuzzy” look to it. I wanted to keep the warmth feeling so I used Very Vanilla cardstock for the cuff and snowflake and sponged around the mitten using Basic Gray ink. I folded a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock in 1/2 and then cut a mitten from it by making sure the top of the mitten was above the fold. I adhered the DSP to this which created a nice note tag.


A gift tag needs packaging so I created this coordinating gift box. The base is Soft Sky cardstock and the top is Basic Gray with the images stamped in Whisper White. I tied some 3/8″ Classic Weave Soft Sky Ribbon around the box.

I then decided that the mitten would make an adorable treat box. I cut 2 mittens from the same snowflake DSP. I then cut a piece of Basic Gray cardstock 2″ x 8 1/2″ and scored 1/2″ along each long side. Making “v” cuts up to the score lines allow the strip to bend around the curves of the mitten. This is what it looked like

I used Fast Fuse to adhere the strip to the front and back mittens to create the treat box.

The next wasn’t planned, I just lucked out! The strip was longer than what I needed, gee, this extra makes a great lid! 

I did end up taking my Basic Gray Stampin’ Write Marker and colored the back of the mitten thumbs because the back side had a print on a white background.

My mind was spinning with ideas as I was creating the projects for the SBTD Blog Hop. I have a card idea that I will be sharing on Monday so you will want to be sure to come back!

I am sure you will want to see everyone’s projects, click below to see what Susan has for you this month. 

I hope you enjoyed my projects using the Smitten Mitten Bundle and hope that you too, give some hand-made gifts from your heart this holiday season.

  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. Anastasia Radloff  

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Thank you for taking a look at my blog today, I hope you are enjoying our SBTD Blog Hop. If you are in the US and are looking for a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I would love to be yours! Our 2018 Occassions and Sale A Bration Catalogs will soon be released, if you are not currently working with a demonstrator and would like a copy please let me know and I will send them to you.


 Until we meet again. . .

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Holiday All Day Stamp Camp Fun

All seats were filled at my All Day Holiday Stamp Camp last weekend! Attendees enjoyed learning new special folds, quick & cute holiday cards, gift packaging & tags.

I wanted to share more gifting ideas so each person had an assortment of 3 gift bags filled with goodies (I showed one of them on Friday) setting at their seat when they arrived. Some of the treat bags were filled with products we would be using throughout the day with extras to take home to use to recreate the projects they learned plus more. ( I forgot to take pictures of the seating with the gifts). One held goodies to snack on throughout the day.  I shared that cute & quick treat bag Yesterday.

If you have ever attended one of my All Day Stamp Camps you know that I ask if there is anything you are wanting to learn to do. I try to bring you at least one requested project if possible. Eileen requested to learn how to make a tunnel card while at my last stamp camp so it was our second project of the day. She saw a video that Liz Yuille (an U.K. demonstrator) shared but she was having trouble recreating it.  I taught them some of my tips and tricks on putting this type of card together and gave them ideas on how to use stamps they already owned to make more of these on their own. Eileen said my tips were very helpful and she felt she could now make it on her own.

Here are a few photos of the day.

Here’s Lynndee showing her support for Stampin’ Up! by turning her Dutch Letter into SU!

Have you ever had a Dutch letter pastry? They are WONDERFUL!! They are a light pastry with an almond filling.

These tables are hard at work!

Gift Card holders are always welcome this time of year! I overheard several say they will be making this one again!

Gail is making sure her gift box goes together smoothly.

It was fun to see how adorable all the boxes were with the different Designer Series Papers. They were able to choose their own patterns from the goodie bag they received.

Lynndee is making her tag using the Felt Stitched Shapes that were in another goodie bag. Add some more Designer Series Paper, a silver foil doily and some punched trim and you have an adorable gift tag to add to the gift box they just made.

Lots of laughing and chatting as they decided what they were going to purchase over dessert. Everyone who purchased got to choose a wrapped gift under the ornament tree.

I’d like to give a big Thank You to Peanuts Bar & Grill for letting us spend the day stamping, learning & laughing the day away.

Watch for my next big event, My Weekend Getaway, coming February 2,3 &4!  We’d love to have you join us for some stamping & crafting fun. We even have tables for those who love to scrapbook to join us.

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You’re So Sweet Enjoy A Treat, Gift Bag

“You’re So Sweet Enjoy a Treat” is the perfect verse to add to homemade goodies packaging this holiday season. (I use it year round!) This verse is found in the You’re So Sweet Sweet Stamp set (W#138682(C#139440).  I paired it with the Cookie Cutter Christmas Stamp Set (P#142043) to make these treats for attendees at my Holiday Stamp Camp last weekend.

You enjoyed the assortment of gift packaging we brought you in The Stampers Dozen Blog Hop this month that I thought I would share this quick and cute idea also. Did you miss the post?   You can view it here.

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I wanted to give the gals a little treat that they could enjoy as needed throughout the stamp camp, chocolate chip cookies, they’re crunchy and have chocolate!

I filled the bags with the cookies, folded over the top and held it closed with a belly band made from assorted patterns of our Quilted Christmas 6×6 Designer Series Stack.

Next came stamping the gingerbread man in Soft Suede on Whisper White cardstock and punching them out using the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder Punch (#140396). The tie is punched  from one of the patterns in the same paper Stack. Next I stamped the verse using Garden Green ink and fussy cut around it.

The final touch was coloring the medium and large sizes of Basic Rhinestone Jewels using the new Light Cherry Cobbler Blend. Who doesn’t love a little bling with chocolate??

As you can see, these are another quick & cute gift idea for the upcoming holidays. I will be making some to hand out to neighbors, friends and those that need a little cheer as I am shopping these next few weeks. The ones I hand out to strangers will have assorted pre-packaged goodies in them.

I urge you to take some time to make up some little “gifts of cheer” to give while you are out and about because everyone loves to enjoy a sweet treat!


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Online Extravaganza 2017 Starts Nov 20 !


Don’t miss out, Online Extravaganza begins Nov 20,2017!

Limited quantities available!!

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Deals run November 20 – 26 … to see the list, click here.

And for Monday, Nov 20th only, all of these stamp sets are 20% off:

Be sure to use Hostess Code # MGBRT4JE when placing orders through my online store on November 20th ONLY. 

*Each order of $50.00 or more (using the above hostess code through my online store) will receive a sample pack of one of our 6×6 paper stacks.


139891 Remarkable You Wood  AC 2017  Pg142  $45.00  $36.00 

139894 Remarkable You Clear  AC 2017   Pg142  $33.00 $26.40

140643  Bloomin Love   AC 2017   Pg88   $17.00     $13.60
143775   Celebrate You Wood   AC 2017   Pg72    $25.00     $20.00
143778   Celebrate You Clear    AC 2017    Pg 72   $18.00     $14.40
142982    Cool Treats                  AC 2017      Pg 82   $27.00    $21.60
138682   You’re so Sweet Wood   AC 2017   Pg 42   $27.00   $21.60
139440   You’re so Sweet Clear    AC 2017    Pg 42  $19.00    $15.20
143949   Garden Girl Wood        AC 2017   Pg 168     $27.00   $21.60
143952    Garden Girl Clear        AC 2017    Pg 168     $19.00   $15.20
143740    Good Vibes Wood        AC 2017    Pg 169   $27.00    $21.60
145080    Good Vibes Clear         AC 2017    Pg169    $19.00     $15.20
142871     Super Duper Wood      AC 2017    Pg 74      $27.00    $21.60
142874     Super Duper Clear       AC 2017    Pg 74     $19.00     $15.20
138764     Heartfelt Sympathy     AC 2017    Pg 100    $17.00    $13.60
144865     Every Good Wish         HC 2017     Pg 8       $18.00     $14.40
144862     Every Good Wish         HC 2017     Pg 8       $25.00     $20.00
 144870     Good Tidings                HC 2017     Pg 8       $21.00     $16.80
142954     Milestone Moments     AC 2017    Pg 71      $21.00      $16.80
143689     More than Chocolate   AC 2017     Pg 33     $17.00     $13.60
140653     Number of Years          AC 2017     Pg 178     $27.00     $21.60
 140386     Oh What Fun                AC 2017     Pg 115     $21.00     $16.80
141934     Touches of Texture Wood   AC 2017     Pg  152     $45.00     $36.00
143251      Touches of Texture Clear     AC 2017     Pg  152     $33.00     $26.40

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Gift Packaging for the Holidays, Stampers by the Dozen November Blog Hop

The holidays will be upon us before we know it so we have chosen Gift Packaging for the Holidays for the November Theme in this months’ Stampers By The Dozen Blog Hop. I make many home made gifts and I love wrapping them in beautiful hand made packaging to make them extra special, don’t you?


Our Striped Treat Bags (#144255) help make your gift packaging come together quickly while making those smaller gifts feel special. I used Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing powder to emboss the “No Peeking” from our Merry Little Labels stamp set.






I dipped the tips of our Green Sprigs (#144627) into our Embossing Paste (#141979) to look like snow. Add a 1/4 Foil Snowflake, and a bow made from our Red Tinsel Trim (#144636) and you’ve almost got your packaging finished. I attached the foil Snowflake & Green Sprig onto the tag with a staple, the bow with a glue dot & put the gift inside, folded over the top of the bag and clipped the tag on using one of our Gold Library Clips (#144130).





Just imagine these sitting on a table, with greenery and white lights, ready to give to friends as they stop by during the holidays!




How about making the gift everyone wants a little extra special this year? This is a quick Gift Card holder and card in one! You could give a gift card in the simple,plain folder you can get with it at the store but why not make it special? I used the Carols of Christmas stamp set (#144804) and our Be Merry Designer Series Paper (#144111). The colors of ink are Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green with Cherry Cobbler cardstock as the card base.


I will be sharing a video on how to make this holder Tuesday so be sure to come back to see how you can make these and have them ready to fill. I know your friends and family will be in awe when they see all your hand made gift packaging under your tree this year!

Be sure to check out Susan’s project!

  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
  12. Anastasia Radloff

Don’t forget our Online Extravaganza begins on November 2oth! Click the image above to check out the list.

Use Hostess Code #FTYTZ4WM when placing your order and you will receive a hand made card from me along with a special gift.

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