Convention Swaps

Here is a little sneak peek of a card I am creating for the convention swap. I can’t wait to share it when I get back from Utah!



Cropping the Day Away

Today I hosted a crop at the Crofton Library.  I finished four double layouts, all using retired Stampin’ Up! papers.  I need to make some room for all the new papers available now!



There is an awesome sale this month going on where you can stock up on Stampin’ Up!’s newest Designer Series Papers!  Get your paper fix before the sale is finished.


Card: Finally!

I really hope you all enjoyed yesterday’s Hawaii Ink Blog Hop!  It was a ton of fun and there is a lot of talent in our group!

Here are some details on how I created yesterday’s hop card.

All About You

The base of the card is Whisper White cardstock.  I used Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper, which was carried over from last year’s catalog.  I am so glad that it was!  The colors are so much fun to play with.

The stamp set is new, and I am in love with it.  It has a lot of fun greetings, so the title of the set Really Good Greetings, is a really good name!

To make the flags, I used a square punch, eyeballed it so it would be lined up properly, and punched it out.  So simple!  I love this technique to create flags.

All About You Close




Supplies Used:

Stamp Set:

Really Good Greetings (w 130330, c 130333)


Whisper White cardstock (100730)

Rich Razzleberry cardstock (115316)

Polka Dot Parade DSP (126902)


StazOn Ink Pad (101406)


SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)

1″ Square punch (124094)

1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Whisper White (126877)

Craft Scissors (108360)

Hawaii Ink New Catalog Blog Hop!

image003Welcome to the Hawaii Ink Blog Hop!  This is my second hop with this group.  It’s so much fun to connect with other Stampin’ Up! demonstrators so you as readers can see many more inspiring projects.  Hawaii Ink is headed by Lisa Curcio, my direct upline from Florida.

If you have come to my blog from Whitney Richardson’s page, welcome!  If not, welcome to the Hawaii Ink Blog Hop!

Below is the card I created for this blog hop, using one of Stampin’ Up!’s newest stamp sets.

All About YouI just love this stamp!

All About You Close

Come back on Monday to get some more details about how I made this card.

Please take a moment to visit the next blog on this hop, Emily Abad, at

Hawaii Ink New Catalog Blog Hop Participants:

1.      Brooke Doerfler

2.      Emily Abad

3.      Jen Timko

4.      Jo Anne Waterhouse

5.      Lisa Curcio

6.      Sue Gilroy

7.      Whitney Richardson

Thanks for Hopping by!!

100th Post! and Baltimore Regional

100th Post!!!!  Comment on this post, and you’ll be entered into my first ever BLOG CANDY contest!!  (Wondering what exactly blog candy is?  I give away free Stampin’ Up! stuff to the lucky winner, so you will want to comment to enter!)

Yesterday, I attended my very first Stampin’ Up! event, the Baltimore Spring Regional.  It was so much fun!  I brought a guest, and she loved it so much she decided to sign up to my team!  Only one more person, and I’ll get another promotion, woo hoo!!

Here are a couple of pictures from the event.  I’ll post more later when I have more time 🙂

Baltimore Regional


Shelli GardnerYes, that’s Shelli Gardner, CEO of Stampin’ Up!  How cool is that?!


NEW Wood-Mount Cases

SO.  FREAKING.  EXCITED!!!!  This is way awesome news!

Introducing our new wood-mount stamp set packaging! These new cases are similar to our clear-mount boxes and fit perfectly on the shelf right next to them. They also have the images and stamp set name on the spine to make your search for the right set even easier.

Starting May 31 all wood-mount sets will come in this new packaging. And empty cases will be available with the launch of the new catalog. That means you can transfer all your old sets to these new boxes! There will even be a template for you to create your own label for your old stamp sets (available May 31). A pack of four half-size cases (3-3/4″ x 5-1/2″) will sell for $4.95 and a pack of four full-size cases (7-1/2″ x 5-1/2″) will be $6.95.

Get ready for all the exciting new products in the catalog–especially the new wood-mount boxes!

*At this point, incentive stamps will not be packaged in the new cases. And remember, translated sets are only available in clear-mount.

Card: Simple Butterfly

Simple Butterfly


Simple.  Beautiful.  Stunning.

I have fallen in love with this Swallowtail butterfly stamp.  Seriously, this handmade card is amazing and SO simple to make!

I used Staz On ink to stamp the butterfly, and put a little pearl on his body for some effect.  The sentiment came from the Petite Pairs set.

Simple Butterfly inside


This inside is a perfect compliment to the front of the card.  Simple and stunning.

I made this card for my Stamp Club.  If you would like to be a part of my monthly Stamp Club, please contact me for more details!

Happy Stampin’,


Supplies Used:

Stamp Sets:

Swallowtail (129213 w, 129216 c)

Petite Pairs (122495 w, 122497 c)


Whisper White cardstock (100730)

Basic Black cardstock (121045)


StazOn Ink Pad (101406)


Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

SNAIL Adhesive (104332)

Stampin’ Trimmer (126889)


Avon Walk for Breast Cancer

A good friend of mine, Emily Ekegren, is doing the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. She needs help reaching her fundraising goal for this important cause. I am having an online workshop for her, and I will be donating 15% of the sales to her walk. If you would like to order something, please go to my website, . All orders with workshop code 7YSQGHUN will count toward Emily’s Avon Walk.

If you just want to donate to support her walk, please visit .

Thank you for your important support!