World Card Making Day Sales!!

Stampin’ Up! is doing a few sales that started October 1st. I would be bad demonstrator if I did not tell you girls about it.  So without further ado here they are…..


WCMD_DEMO-Flyer_US 2017


We are also doing a sale of the DSP. Buy 3 and get 1 free. Here is a list of the DSP that is available for you to purchase.

Please contact me to order or just click on my shop link to order.

Click here to shop


Hostess Code for October:   EDJDVHT4





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Holiday 2017 Sneak Peek and Clearance items

Sneak Peak for the 2017 Holiday Catalog

I got my preorder in last week and have busy making some samples for all to see. I will be doing more so keep your eye out for them.

New in the 2017 Holiday catalog

This is one retired Baked Brown Sugar paper

I made this one for a cousins wedding. When I saw this in the new Catalog I thought it would be perfect for a wedding. Here is the front of the card.

Using Flourishing Phrases and the
Flourish Thinlits Dies

It opens to this

This gate is New in the Holiday Catalog


This is the inside of the gate

Using the retired Beautiful Ride stamp set



 New Items in the Clearance Rack

These deals won’t last long. First come first serve. Get them while you can.  Some of my favorite picks are the Flower punch and the fringe scissors. Below is a list of some items that were hot ticket items when they came out. The festive flower punch makes an incredible Christmas flower click here if you missed it.


Happy Shoppin,



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Colour INKspiration Challange #CI15

Colour INKspiration #CI15

This was the challenge. For me it was hard. I am not a fan of the Elegant Eggplant. So I pushed my buttons and made it work. Thanks to Melissa Kerman’s post and some water stamping the card was born. I am very happy with how it turned out. This card has so many techniques in it. Yet it is so simple to make. A bit of sponging, water stamping, embossing, and lots of layering going on with this card. That is what makes it so fabulous.

Lovely Words

#CI15 INKspiration Challenge entry

This card is one of the top 5 picks

Here is another sample of a card with the same techniques used in the prior one. I am not as happy with it as I am the one above.

water stamping technique

Lovely Words with Elegant Eggplant, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, and Lemon Lime Twist colors from Stampin’ Up!


This card uses the following

Have you ever wondered about Paper Pumpkin and what it is? Well now is your chance to check it out at half off.  Yes, that is right HALF OFF!! Check out the video for some details.

I have a Coffee and Cards every month on the 2nd Thursday of every month and we use Paper Pumpkin kits. You can check out my calendar for details here.

Happy Craftin,


Daisy Delight and Daisy Punch

The Daisy Delight bundle is just AWESOME!!  I have loved it from the moment I laid my hands on the set at OnStage. I, however, was not the only person who thought so. This set is a hot ticket item. Ever since it went live it has been on backorder until now. I can finally show my love for the set. I have done many things with it as you will see in this post.

First I am going to start you off with a Mother’s Day card I made with this set. It includes the Designer Series Paper as well.

Eastern Palace Framelits

Delightful Daisy Punch, Daisy Delight Stamp set

I used a retired set for the inside.

daffodil delight

Delightful Daisy DSP

I also made some pop-up cards.

Wood Crate with Wood Textured DSP along with the Happy Birthday Framelit create this beauty


I also did a small basket of daisies for my bathroom. I am also working on some Wall art for the bathroom.

Wood Textures DSP

Wood Crate with Daisy Delight










I was so thrilled with the Daisy Delight set I totally redid my bathroom. The new Daisy Delight set inspired shower curtain and rugs. I also got to finally finish and hang a watercolor drawing my dad drew for me before he passed away. I love this so much. Mom found it at her house and gave it to me and I used the Stampin’ Up! water color pencils to complete it.

Drawn by Danny H Austin 1998 ish painted by Amy Austin-Kinler 2017 with watercolor pencils.

This bundle is so fabulous. There are so many uses for it.

The supplies you will need for the card is below:

I know my ladies love this set. Some have finally been able to order it. I can not wait to see what they do with it.


Happy Craftin,

Carols of Christmas

Carols of Christmas has been chosen by Stampin’ Up! as an early release for our customers this year from the new holiday catalog. So here is your chance to get your hands on some exciting stuff before the catalog comes out. Check out these samples.

































Check out the video from Stampin’ Up!

Here are the prices of the Carols of Christmas bundles and items that you can pre order. Just click on the picture and it will take you straight to the online store.

Don’t forget to use your coupons for your Carols of Christmas bundles!

Hostess Code this month is 2DMBGURH

Happy Shoppin’,


Colorful Seasons with Chicks and Pigs

The Colorful Seasons bundle is so extremely versatile. Spring, Summer, Fall and Winter seasons with this perfect bundle. I have been working on cards to send to a group that supports Cards for Little Hearts and they are been asking for Fall and Winter scene cards.  You have seen the Snowflake card I have chosen to do for the Winter scene posted July 12th. Check here if you missed it. Below is the card I have done for our Fall card. I do hope you like it. The girls had fun doing this card. It was a lot of work since we made two each. So worth it though. During class, the girls were given the choice to do the pig or the Chick. Everyone choose the Chick from the retired set Hey Chick.

Please let me know what you think, comments are always appreciated.

embossing paste

Colorful Seasons, Hey Chick (retired) and Little Piggies

Seeing this card in a picture just does not do it justice. I added the embossing paste which gave it a rich texture and then we made sure we crinkled the leaves and put Wink of Stella on them as well. This made for such fantastic depth and dimension on this card.

I am working on a post about how to use your embossing paste. There are so many ways to use it.

  1.  You can add color to it before you spread your paste. Doing this before gives you a pure color like you see in this card on the brick.
  2. When adding color after the embossing paste has dried Doing it after gives you a rich color around the paste and a bit softer color on the paste. I have not tried this as of yet but I will be sure to post about it when I do.
  3. You can make your project have more texture by not making it completely smooth. When doing the brick in this project I made sure that I lifted my knife straight up in some spots to make the bricks seem rough as they would be in real life.

Shopping list for this card.

This months Hostess Code is

P.S.  Be on the look out for some sneak peeks into the Holiday Catalog coming to you soon. It will go live September 1st. If you need a catalog please let me know so I can get you one. Email me at
Happy Craftin,

Birthday Delivery Sweetness

I went to Onstage in April, Birthday Deliver Bundle set was one that we were able to order. I was just sure that I would not use it. Well after all the other Demonstrators making samples for all of us to see it became clear that I needed this set. So when I placed my big catalog order I got this one as well. I have never really been a fan of the old time critters and such, but this little girl was just too cute. This particular one card my fancy because I just love Daisies. When I was little I had lots of health problems because of my heart. Every time I would go to the hospital my grandfather would bring me a bouquet of Daisies. Well, this little girl made me smile and think of those days so long ago of me taking daisies from my grandpa. The creator of this card that inspired me is Billie Moan. Hers says Love you Lots on the front. I changed it up some. Thanks Billie for the inspiration.

I made these for my customers to thank them and inspire them with the Daisy Punch. I hope it inspires you too.



Birthday Delivery with Daisy Delight

For the inside, I created the Daisy again with a sentiment from the Lovely Friends stamp set.

Daisy Delight

Inside of Card

Shopping list for this card

Happy Craftin,



Color INKspiration


I decided to challenge myself and enter into a COLOUR challenge. Here is the challenge. Sweet Sugarplum, Wild Wasabi, Lemon-Lime Twist, and Fresh Fig.

Color INKspiration

Drum Roll, please….. Here is my card…


This Little Piggy stamp set and Wood Crate Z-Fold card

I can not say how much I love this stamp set. It makes me just oh so happy!! I used the standard Z-Fold card base of Whisper White 4 1/4 ” x 1″ scored at 2 3/4″, 5 1/2″.

The side panels are 2 1/2″ x 4″ of Sweet Sugarplum embossed with the brick embossing folder. I added a touch of Fresh Fig on the edges and a bit of Whisper White Craft ink to soften the cardstock.

The front panel has The layering ovals with Fresh Fig Floral DSP and then on Whisper White a cute little piggy cut out with the Stitched Framelits. I used my aqua pen to color him in with Sweet Sugarplum. I also added with my Stampin’ Write marker Wild Wasabi a bit of green in the grass.

The main panel (inside) has a piece of Lemon Lime Twist 2″ x 5 1/4″ at the bottom. Several Little Piggies stamped onto Whisper White and colored again with my aqua pen and Sweet Sugarplum. I fussy cut them out. I used the new Cloud mask for the clouds using a touch of Soft Sky and Sweet Sugar Plum with a sponge. The trick to doing this is making sure you cover everything you do not want color on. I learned this the hard way.

I added a crate with the Wood Textured DSP and cut it out with the Wood Crate framelits. I did not cut out the bottom of the crate since it was not necessary for this particular card. This allows you to get both sides out of one 6″ x 6″ DSP.

I used dimentionals on several of the pigs and a bit of Wild Wasabi cut up with some scissors for the grass in the crate.

I hope you like it. Please feel free to visit the rest of the challenge here.

For this card you will need:

Hostess Code for July is EP69S62A

Please check back next week to see what Stampin’ with a heart is doing. I hope you enjoyed today’s challenge. I would love to see what you come up with.

Happy Craftin’




Colorful Seasons – Christmas in July

The Colorful Seasons Stamp set is absolutely AWESOME! This was one of those sets that were available at OnStage and I thought to myself, “I really don’t like it that much, I will just wait till later.” WRONG…  I ordered it. Go Figure. Just leave it to all of those other demonstrators to make me GOTTA HAVE IT.  Ha Ha. I have made several cards with this set so far. Here is one that I have had the inspiration to make for quite some time now. It came from a Tervis coffee cup filled with crumb cake coffee. Of course, that is just what my mind thinks in Stampin’ Up! Colors. Check out the cup of coffee. I have been waiting to make a card using these colors. This stamp set is the set to make it all come together.

I see … Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Marina Mist and Whisper White

This was the card I came up with after that inspiring morning so many months ago.

Colorful Seasons Bundle


For this card you will need:

I also made a card with the Adirondack chair that was cut from the framelits. Super simple, a pretty piece of Designer Paper and a sentiment. I even made a bookmark that I kept in my phone case to remind me God is always there. I decided one day at church there was someone who needed it more than I did and gave it away.

Colorful Seasons with some of last years’ Designer Series Paper.

Hostess Code for July is EP69S62A. Please click here to place an order or on any item in the product list will also bring you to my store.

I also must tell you we have a promotion going on right now Spend $50 and get a $5 coupon to use in August (this is when the new Fall catalog comes out). We also have a preorder that will go on sale early. I will keep you posted on that.

I would like to welcome to our family a new addition… yes I know I do not need one. Most everyone thinks I am the Crazy Cat Lady.  I have you know that the Wikipedia definition is as follows:

“Cat lady

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Crazy cat lady)

cat lady is a cultural archetype or a stock character, often depicted as a single woman, a middle-aged or elderly spinster, who owns many pet cats. The term can be considered pejorative,[1] though it is sometimes embraced.[2]

You notice in the definition that I have in red text Single Woman?  That’s right I am not single and unless God has other plans I have no intentions of being single. I just love those furry little critters. So without further ado here is ROMEO.

Romeo rescued from HWY 40 where he was thrown from a car and abandoned

Now happy as a clam at our house with the 4 legged critters in the house.

Romeo our Black cat rescue

Well, that is all I have for now. Check back next week. Till then …


Happy Craftin,