Valentine Dragons - Workshop January 20, 2018

When I saw the Myths & Magic Stamp Set and matching Framelit Dies it was WOW at the first moment.   I have always enjoyed epic fantasy stories like the Lord of the Rings and have watch dozens of sci-fi shows with magical creatures.   So buying this stamp set was a no-brainer for me.

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Magical Day     12 rubber stamp.   #145854 $30 wood blocks, #145857 $22 rubber stamps


I also thought the 6"x6" Glimmer Paper in iridescent, light green and turquoise was a good compliment for the cards.   Here's the one I used for a Valentine.   Don't you love the fire breathing effect?       At the workshop we made a dragon card which could be a Valentine or Birthday one.   The mermaid is so cute we made one for her.    

Valentine Dragons


  • Stamp Set - Magical Day (#145857)
  • Card Stock - Pear Pizzazz 5 1/2"x4 1/4".   Whisper White 10 1/2"x4", score & fold 5 1/4", and some scrape paper for characters.   Light Green Glimmer Paper.
  • Framelits from Magical Day (#145660)   
  • Big Shot Die cutter and Magnetic Platform 
  • Inks - Stazon Black, Pear Pizzazz, Old Olive, (for Mermaid - Tempting Turquoise, Blushing Bride, Melon Mambo)
  • Blender Pens 
  • Circle Punch - 2 1/2" 
  • Adhesives - SNAIL double-sided tape, Dimensionals, glue dots
  • Directions - fold the 10 1/2"x4" card stock in half; center and tape it to the 5 1/2"x 4 1/4" Pear Pizzazz card base.   Punch glimmer circle.   Stamp dragon and color it using blender pens.   Die cut using the Big Shot and Magnetic Platform the dragon and using gold foil or gold glimmer paper, but out a few flames.    Add dragon to glimmer paper with Dimensionals and flames with glue dots.   Add a message and stamp some sparkles.    


Happy Birthday Mermaid



Heartfelt Folded Card - Workshop January 20, 2018

The January workshop featured two of the stamp sets from Sale-A-Bration 2018:  Heartfelt Blooms and Lots of Lavender.   The Heartfelt Blooms features a new "patent pending" stamp style which creates a beautiful deep flower stamp.     I like this style so much.    My Stampin' Up! Upline, Linda Bauwin, shared a folded card video with the Heartfelt Bloom set which was so much fun, I shared it at my workshop.    

Heartfelt Folded Card 


  • Stamp Set - Heartfelt Blooms (Sale-A-Bration 2018)
  • Card Stock - Whisper White 4 1/4"x8 1/2" score & fold at 5 1/2", and 3"x8" score & fold at 4", and 2 1/2"x3 1/2".     Berry Burst 4"x 5 1/4", 2 3/4"x3 3/4", and 2 3/4"x4".    Designer Series Paper 2 1/2"x3 3/4". 
  • Ink - Berry Burst
  • Adhesive - SNAIL double-sided tape, Dimensionals 
  • Directions:   See the fold picture below.   Tape the Designer Series Paper (DSP) on the 2 3/4"x4" Berry Burst paper.  Fold the Whisper White card stock so that the fold is on the bottom.  Tape the DSP and Berry Burst piece on front bottom of Whisper White card base.   Open card base and tape the 4"x5 1/4" Berry Burst card stock to the inside.   Fold in half the Whisper White 3"x8" and tape one-side down on the inside Berry Burst.  Stamp image and message on the 2 1/2"x3 1/2" Whisper White card stock; add border Berry Burst piece (2 3/4"x3 3/4") and tape on front of folded 3"x8" Whisper White front.   


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Card in Fresh Fig card stock color


A Thankful Note - Workshop December 16, 2018

Another card we made at this workshop was a Thank You Note.    The December holidays is such a good opportunity to say thank you for the gifts and kindness received.    I returned to my favorite combination of In Colors 2017-2019 of Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst.    Plus it was a chance for me to use a stamp set I really like but have not promoted it at the workshops yet.   It has a curvy, expressive design which I just liked.     Hope you do too.   

A Thankful Note


  • Stamp Set - Falling Flowers and Sheltering Tree
  • Card Stock - Lemon Lime Twist 8 1/2"x5 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4" and 4"x3/4".    Berry Burst 5 1/4"x4".   Whisper White            4 3/4"x 3 1/2".   Daffodil Delight 4"x3/4".   
  • Ink - Berry Burst
  • Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Adhesives - SNAIL db-sided tape
  • Paper Snipes (Scissors)
  • Directions -  Snipe the ends of each Lemon Lime Twist and Daffodil Delight 4"x 3/4" paper strips in a V shape.   Stamp the message on the Lemon Lime Twist banner.   Use the Daffodil Delight as a shading background color.   Stamp the design on the Whisper White card stock in Berry Burst and place it to leave room for the message banner.  Add some Glitter Enamel Dots and layer the message front on the Berry Burst card stock and apply to the Lemon Lime Twist card base.   You are ready to write a Thank You note.   

Falling Flowers   #139556 $20    8 Rubber Stamps 





Snow Flake Note - Workshop December 16, 2017

In Northeast Ohio we have winter.   Sometimes its mild and other times colder than most people can handle for 10 minutes or more.   So far this winter, it is a cold one, single digit temperatures.   Brrr...   So why not just go with the cold and make a snow flake note card.    Winter is the 4th Season of the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and the snow flake stamp and framelits were perfect to use.   

Snow Flake Note


Inside of Card:


  • Stamp Set - Colorful Seasons
  • Card Stock - Dapper Demin 8 3/4"x4 1/4" score & fold 3 1/4".   Whisper White (2) 3"x4" and (1) 4"x2" and some scrape for snow flakes.    Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper 2 3/4"xa3 3/4" and 1 3/4"x3 3/4".   
  • Seasonal Layers Thinlits Dies - 3 snow flakes
  • Ink - Dapper Demin
  • Big Shot 
  • Rhinestones and Clear Faceted Gems
  • Adhesives - SNAIL db-sided tape, and either Tom-Bow glue or Fine Tip Glue Pen
  • Directions - Tape the Designer Series Paper pieces onto one 3"x4" and 4"x2" Whisper White card stock.   Apply to card base.  Stamp message on remaining 3"x4" Whisper White piece and off stamp the snow flakes to give them a lighter shade of blue.  Tape it down from the fold of the inside card.     Using the Big Shot, die cut the three (3) snow flakes.   I used the Fine Tip Glue Pen and held the snowflakes in place with soft end of the paper-piercing tool.    Add Rhinestones or Gems to snow flake centers.   

January 2017 Newsletter



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All workshops are held at my home. Please call me or email me about attending.


After the New Year, Stampin’ Up! begins their three (3) month Sale-A-Bration.   This gives every $50 spent a FREE Stampin’ Up! product. I have seen the 2018 Sale-A-Bration offerings and there will be fun! Workshop free $15 for 6 cards.


Sale-a-Bration continues and more card stamping ideas.   Let’s make an easy St. Patrick Day Card , and an all occasions cards.   Workshop fee $15 for 6 cards.


Join me for some Green Tea and card and craft making.   Workshop fee TBA.


This paper trimmer continues to be my best buy from Stampin’ Up!  It has held up and delivered smooth straight cuts for 4 years.   I use it for some many projects.   If you need a trimmer or unhappy with the one you got, this should be your next paper cutter.

Stampin’ Trimmer #126889 $30.   Specially designed to make stable and straight cuts.   Full 12” cut or score cards for easy folding. 1 cutting and 1 scoring blade. Extra-wide 6 1/4: cutting base for most projects. 14 1/2” extendable ruler for large projects. Ruler and grid protected by durable plastic cover.   Point on cutting/scoring handle for precise measuring.


Workshop - Every Good Peaceful Wish - October 21, 2017

Every Christmas Card Season, I buy a 2 or 3 new Christmas Stamp Sets.   The Every Good Wish stamp set was a no-brainer choice for me.   I personally used both messages for my own Christmas cards using the Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green colors from the Be Merry Designer Series Paper.   I was able to make 20 cards quickly by combining these two.   How to make the cards were shared at the workshop.   

Every Good Peaceful Wish 


  • Stamp Set - Every Good Wish 
  • Card Stock - Cherry Cobbler 5 1/2"x4 1/4" and 2 3/4"x3 1/4".   Whisper White 4"x10 1/2" score & fold 5 1/4" and 3"x2 1/2".   Be Merry Designer Series Paper 3 3/4"x3 1/2". 
  • Ink - Cherry Cobbler
  • Rhinestones
  • Adhesive - SNAIL double-sided tape, Dimensionals  
  • Directions -  On Whisper White card base, tape the Designer Series Paper on folded left side.   Stamp and mount the message and place on card base with Dimensionals.    Stamp message on inside.   Tape down the Whisper White card base on to the Cherry Cobbler card base.   Add a few Rhinestones.    Make another one!  


Every Good Wish   6 Rubber Stamps  #144862 $25

Vellum Fall Leaves - Workshop - September 9, 2017

I'm getting so many ideas every time I work with the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set.    If you buy only one stamp set from the catalog this year - this is the one to buy.    It covers 4 Seasons and there is so much you can do all year long with it.   I brought the bundled set with stamps and framelits (#145348 $54 w/24 photopolymer stamps and 17 dies) and have made dozens of cards already from it.     This card was also a way to demonstrate the versatility of Vellum Paper.



  • Stamp Set - Colorful Seasons
  • Thinlits Dies - Seasonal Layers
  • Card Stock - Whisper White 8 1/2"x5 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4"; and 4 x 2 1/4.    Vellum 3"x8 1/2".   Gold Foil 4 1/4"x2 1/2".   Wild Wasabi 4 1/2"x2 3/4".   
  • Inks - Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Tranquil Tide, VersaMark 
  • Textured Folder - Woodland
  • Emboss Powder - Gold or Silver
  • Sponge Daubers
  • Adhesives - SNAIL Double-sided tape, Tombow Glue, Dimensionals
  • Big Shot
  • Embossing Heat Tool and Versa Mark Embossing Ink
  • Directions - Start with the Vellum paper and add color (inks) to it using Sponge Daubers.   Take the large leaf stamp and apply VersaMark embossing ink onto Vellum.   Sprinkle with Embossing Powder and heat til shiny.   Using your Big Shot, place leaves on Magnetic Platform and Cutting Pads with the Thinlit die of the large maple leaf and cut out.  Glue the back of the leaves and place on Whisper White card stock.
  • Tape backing layers of gold foil and Wild Wasabi card stock.  On front of card base, press emboss the Woodland Textured Folder.   Apply Dimensionals on back of 3 leaf design and center on card front.  


Colorful Season (24 photopolymer stamps)   #143726 $27

Workshop - Pumpkins - October 21, 2017

For some reason I have always loved pumpkins.   I like their shape, colors, and taste.    I cook pumpkin dishes all year long.   So each October I try to make a pumpkin card.   This one I used for Halloween and Thanksgiving.   I found the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper useful for fall and Christmas.   

Stitched Pumpkins for Halloween



Stitched Pumpkins for Thanksgiving 



  • Stamp Sets - Painted Harvest and last year's Jar of Haunts
  • Card Stock - Old Olive 4"x10 1/2"score & fold 4 1/4" and some scrape paper.  Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper 3 3/4"x4 1/4" and 4"x1 3/4".   Whisper White 4"x3 1/2".  Pumpkin Pie 5 1/2"x8 1/2".   Basic Black 5 1/2"x4 1/4".
  • Stitched Shapes Framelits - Oval
  • Leaf Punch, Big Shot for cutting framelits 
  • Ink - Old Olive, Basic Black
  • Adhesives - Doubled-sidede SNAIL and Dimensionals 
  • Directions:    Cut out 3 Ovals for pumpkins.  Stamp leaves on scrape Old Olive card stock and punch out a few leaves.   With SNAIL put down the Designer Series Paper and Whisper White inside message on Old Olive card base.  Place the 3 ovals to assemble pumpkins with Dimensionals and hang a little pumpkin over the right side edge.   Decorate with stamps and punched leaves.    When Old Olive card base is decorated, secure onto Basic Black card stock.   All done!   
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Painted Harvest   13 photopolymer stamps  #144783 $21 

Workshop - Smiling Leaves - October 21, 2017

I keep experimenting with Watercolor Paper and all the many rich colors you can create from it.   At this workshop we combined the Copper Foil and Copper Embossing Powder,  and the Lemon-Lime Twist In-Color.

Smiling Leaves


  • Stamping Set - Colorful Seasons
  • Card Stock - Lemon=Lime Twist 5 1/2"x8 1/2" score & fold 4 1/4".  Very Vanilla 4 3/4"x3 3/4".  Copper Foil 3 1/2x4 1/2".   Watercolor Paper 3"x4".
  • Ink - Soft Suede, Lemon-Lime Twist
  • Stampin' Spritzers (filled with water) 
  • Emboss Powder - Copper
  • Embossing Heat Tool and Versa Mark Embossing Ink
  • Adhesive - Dimensionals and Fast Fuse 
  • Paper Towel
  • Directions - Start with placing a paper towel down so it can catch access water when you spray the Watercolor Paper.   Place the Watercolor Paper on the paper towel and place several drops of Lemon-Lime Twist Ink and then add water with Stampin' Sprintzer.  You can pick up paper and move water around and dap excess water off with a paper towel.   Set aside to dry.   (We worked on other card making while it dried.)    Take dried Watercolor Paper and with Versa Mark Embossing Ink stamp leaves and message from Colorful Seasons.   Apply Copper Emboss Powder and heat.  Centered Watercolor paper on Copper Foil with Fast Fuse and add Whisper White card stock layer.   Stamp the seedings around edges of card base and add Dimensionals to back of message and place down on card base.   


Colorful Seasons   24 photopolymer stamps   #143726 $27

Half Full Glass - Workshop - September 9, 2017

The Half Full Stamp Set has so much meaning to me.   Not just because it is about wine, but because in was inspired by my upline Stampin' Up! Demonstrator:   Linda Bauwin.   She was a Million Dollar Achiever in 2016 and as part of her rewards, she was able to inspire a stamp set and have it featured in the Holiday Catalog.    It is on page 42 in the 2017 Holiday Catalog and acknowledges her achievement.    Linda works hards and does a wonderful job inspiring stampers like me.    Congratulations Linda on a job well done!   



  • Stamp Set - Half Full (#144999 10 rubber stamps $22) Inspired by Million Dollar Achiever Linda Bauwin
  • Card Stock - Pool Party 8 1/2"x5 1/2", score & fold 4 1/4".    Rich Raspberry 5 1/4x4.   Whisper White 5x 1 3/4.   Petal Garden Designer Series Paper 5"x2".
  • Ribbon - 7" and 5"
  • Wink of Stella Gold
  • Ink - Stazon Black, Rich Raspberry Marker
  • Double-sided tape, Scott Tape
  • Directions -  Tape the Whisper White and Petal Garden Designer Paper together on the back with one-sided scotch tape.  Stamp message and image on Whisper White card stock.   Add ribbon and attached cover onto Rich Raspberry card stock piece.   Then apply onto folded Pool Party card stock.   I added a little Wink of Stella on the wine glass stems. 


Half Full Stamp Set   - 10 rubber stamps

#144996 $30 (wood blocks)     #144999 $22 (for clear acrylic blocks)