Painted Seasons DSP Facebook Live Projects-Birthday, Easter, and Christmas!

As promised, here are the projects I shared on Facebook Live (3-23-19) showcasing the gorgeous Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (free with a $50 order through March 31st) and More Than Words, an exclusive stamp set also available only through March 31st.  

These 3 projects show the amazing versatility of both Painted Seasons DSP and More Than Words stamp set.  I made 3 different projects for 3 different occasions with the same set of designer papers and the same stamp!

The gradient effect I achieved on the word "wishes" comes about through the use of 2 different stamps that layer onto one another.  They are photopolymer so you can see right through them making it super quick and easy

The Whisper White Cardstock was run through the Big Shot using the new Stitched Rectangle Framelits for a nice bit of textured finishing.

I have pdf tutorials below.  Even though the cards are made with identical cuts of paper, I created separate tutorials for ease of use--and files!  Click here to see the video.

  1. Painted Seasons Birthday Card
  2. Painted Seasons Christmas Card
  3. Painted Seasons Easter Treats Pouch


Tea Together with Petal Promenade DSP

Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper is a showstopper!  I love how it pairs with Tea Together Cling Stamp Set (Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog) in my teapot card that is full of femininity with a touch of luxury.  

I demonstrated this card on my Facebook Live, 3-21-19.  It's quick and easy but looks really elegant:)  Petal Promenade DSP is an annual catalog item and is available free as we approach the end of Sale-a-Bration.  It was substituted for some of the SAB free items that sold out, and I think it's a great choice!  I shared several other cards pairing Tea Together Cling Stamp Set and Petal Promenade DSP on my Facebook Live, so be sure to check it out!

Here's the pdf tutorial with all the measurements and instructions for my quick and easy--but elegant--Tea Together card.  

All supplies used on my teapot card are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.  Place a $50 order, and you can choose the Petal Promenade DSP for your free Sale-a-Bration reward!

Summer Crafting Retreat in San Antonio

I've been hosting spring and fall crafting retreats for years, and now it's time to bring my Creative Escape into the heat of a Texas summer.  Please join me for a whole weekend of doing what you want while being spoiled and inspired:)

For my crafting retreat in San Antonio, we are at the Drury Plaza Hotel North Stone Oak (at 1604).

Your hotel stay is optional, and we do have a special retreat rate if you wish to stay.

Friday, July 26-Sunday July 28

$25 non-refundable deposit holds your place.  Early Bird Pricing ends May 15th.  Tickets must be paid in full by that date for the $175 price.

 $175 ticket provides:

  • Awesome goodie bag ($50 value!)
  • Daily spoiling gifts:)
  • Make & Takes
  • Awesome displays to inspire your creativity
  • Exclusive Retreat Tote Bag
  • Use of all our stamps and ink pads
  • Punch Station with a wide selection of punches
  • Big Shot station with 2 Big Shots plus lots of dies and folders
  • Scraps station with free scraps
  • Table space:  6-foot table for each person.  
  •  All activities are optional--but they are popular!
  •  Daily Challenge with prizes
  •  Door prizes all weekend
  •  Bingo on Saturday night!
  • Optional add-on classes for a deluxe weekend experience.  Classes will post May 1st.
  •  Wi-Fi

Registration link is here.

All crafters are welcome to my crafting retreat in San Antonio!  Bring your quilting, card-making, scrapbooking, sewing, journaling, jewelry making, etc.  Our positive, creative atmosphere is the perfect place to get out of the heat, settle in and enjoy your crafting without distraction, and get some projects FINISHED!


Dear Doily Sympathy Card for #GDP178

Global Design
I have a card for this week's Global Design Project 178 Sketch Challenge, #GDP178.  GDP issues a weekly challenge with some sort of creative prompt.  I love a good sketch, so here goes!  

I created a quick and easy sympathy card with the new Country Floral Embossing Folder (free Sale-a-Bration Reward with a $50 order), special words in a beautiful font from Dear Doily Occasions Catalog photopolymer stamp set, and Tranquil Tide Velvet Ribbon.  Let me point out just a few things in my quick and easy sympathy card for #GDP178.

  • I love browns in sympathy cards.  They bring a somber tone but are much gentler than black.  Losing loved ones is hard, and a somber but not depressing mood is what I try to create in handmade sympathy cards.
  • Sponging ink on the Country Floral Embossing Folder really brings out the texture and adds richness without being flashy or showy--characteristics I eschew in handmade sympathy cards.
  • Velvet ribbon provides the perfect elegant, understated touch for my sympathy card.  I used Tranquil Tide Velvet ribbon, but Stampin' Up! velvet ribbon is also available in Rich Razzleberry, and that one is actually available right now as a free Sale-a-Bration item.


Having handmade sympathy cards on hand means I am prepared to offer comfort to those experiencing loss.  I hope you are inspired to build your stash of sympathy cards.  All products used in today's card are listed and linked below for your convenience.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

You can see lots of other great ideas using this same sketch here at the Global Design Project page.  


Painted Seasons Bundle - Free During Sale-a-Bration!

Stampin' Up! has given us an AWESOME bundle we can earn free with a $100 order through the end of March.  Painted Seasons Bundle has really, really gorgeous Designer Series Paper (3 each of 4 double sided sheets) with winning color combinations.  Added to the drop dead gorgeous DSP is the coordinating cling (red rubber) distinktive stamp set.  It's called Painted Seasons with good reason--there are plants for every season of the year including flowers, ferns, pinecones, and leaves.  

For today's quick and easy Painted Seasons Bundle card, I wanted the mushroom DSP to take front and center stage.  I think I succeeded!  My cardstock color choices came directly from the DSP.  Part of My Story provided the sentiment once again.  I've been on a bit of kick with that stamp set--using it for so many cards:)  It's a free Sale-a-Bration option (with a $50 order), so all the stamps used on this card--plus the DSP--are all free Sale-a-Bration options!

You might not recognize the Story Label Punch.  It's part of a group of products available in March only.  As Stampin' Up! Demonstrators, we can purchase these items now.  And if you want to purchase the Starter Kit, you can add them to your kit!  Check out the pic below that shows framelits for the Painted Seasons and Story Label Punch.  There are also framelits for the frog, cupcake, and lily Sale-a-Bration stamp sets;)

The Starter Kit is on special right now with $175 of anything you want for $99, free shipping!  Add in the awesome craft tote for $30 if you wish--it's only available with a Starter Kit purchase.  Just click here for more information and/or to get your kit now.  Although you are not obligated to make any purchases once you get your Starter Kit, all purchases after that are 20-25% off as long as you remain active.  That's right, you need never pay full price again!  Email me with any questions at all!

SAB Coordination

St. Patrick's Day Treat-Stampin' Up!, FREE pdf!

We made this sweet little St. Patrick's Day treat in this month's stamp club in San Antonio.  It features the extremely versatile Botanical Butterflies Designer Series Paper (free Sale-a-Bration item with a $50 order) and the equally versatile Amazing Life stamp set (Occasions Catalog).

stpatricksdaystampinupamazinglifeThis is a quick and easy project (my regular style:) You can get 3 of these out of a single piece of cardstock, so it's easy on your pocketbook as well as easy on your schedule!


I love combining Lemon Lime Twist with Mossy Meadow.  Here, they give a modern twist to a classic St. Patrick's Day image--the four-leaf clover.  I also added the gold-edged ribbon as a nod to another St. Patrick's Day symbol, pots of gold.

If you are in the Greater San Antonio area, consider joining us for monthly stamp club in San Antonio. We make cute 3D items like this each month! You can come as my guest, free of charge with no obligation to join.  Full information is here.

You can get 3 of these cute St. Patrick's Day treat holders from a single piece of cardstock, so you can make a stack of them for co-workers, school friends, neighbors, etc. without breaking the bank.  I have a mini bag of M&M's in mine.  You can use any mini bag of treats that is fairly flat or a teabag if you want a sugar free option.  Click here for the FREE pdf.  You're welcome!

So Hoppy Together Quick and Easy Card

The cute, whimsical frogs in So Hoppy Together stamp set (a free Sale-a-Bration option with $50 purchase) are perfect for the young and young at heart.  Who can resist smiling at this cute frog?  Today's card is another example of what I call "encouragement cards."  It's perfect for a kid preparing for tests or struggling in school, someone on a weight loss journey, someone in the midst of medical tests or cancer treatment...anyone facing life's many challenges!

We made this card in February during my monthly Stamp Club in San Antonio.  You can read about that here.  Please consider joining us if you live in the San Antonio area.  It features the fabulous new Rectangle Stitched Framelit Dies (Occasions Catalog) and a bit of coloring with Stampin' Blends.  


Rectangle Framelits
Rectangle Stitched Framelits

All products used in today's quick and easy card are listed and linked below for your convenience.  Simply click to learn more about any item and/or shop!  If you are in the Greater San Antonio area, click here to read all about my local stamp club in San Antonio.  There is room at the table for you!

Sale-a-Bration Stamp Set -Part of My Story

My favorite Sale-a-Bration stamp set is Part of My Story.  It's an all words ie sentiments stamp set in cling mount (red rubber), and the expressions are really fabulous!  Each phrase came from a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Stampin' Up! asked us demonstrators to submit the phrases we most wanted to see in a stamp set.  Thousands of entries came in, and these 6 were chosen to feature during Sale-a-Bration.  I love every single one!

partofmystorystampinupWe made this card in my January Stamp Club (read about stamp club here) with a love theme that could go well beyond Valentines Day.  Love is always appropriate and in season!  In fact, this is really more of what I call an "encouragement card."

There is another Sale-a-Bration item in today's card:  Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper.  I love its rich color, and running it through the Big Shot with the new Occasions Catalog Lace Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder was the perfect way to showcase its beauty.  "Dynamic" is a certain type of embossing folder that delivers very deep embossing.  It's perfect for the Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper!

Both Part of My Story rubberstamp set and Lovely Lipstick Foil Paper are available FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-a-Bration ($50 order will bring both these options up for you:)  You get to choose one Sale-a-Bration reward for every $50 you spend through March 31.  But don't delay as some of the products "sell out" ie run out of stock. 












The complete list of items used in today's card is listed and linked below for your convenience.  

Be sure to check out my stamp club in San Antonio and think about joining us for monthly stamping fun with perks and benefits!

January Card Classes To Go

Forever Lovely Card Class Gingham Gala Class To Go




To kick off the new year, I have  TWO classes that you can enjoy right from your own home--or wherever you happen to be:)

My January Classes To Go feature Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog bundles that you will love!


My classes to go are for all levels of stampers! For those who have never experienced one of my classes to go, here's how they work:

  • You purchase the class.
  • I order the new Stampin' Up! products and prepare the class kits. 
  • I mail to you the class kit (local customers can arrange for porch pickup).
  • Class kits include all prepared supplies for the projects including envelopes, scored cardstock, die cuts, punched pieces, embellishments, etc. I even tie your bows!  Your class kit is ready to stamp, assemble, and enjoy!
  • Class kits are organized and separated so that each project is easily identified.
  • All Stampin' Up! products included in the class purchase are also in this happy little package!
  • You'll also receive an email with step by step pdf tutorials including color photos as well as a video to walk you through all your class projects. You are going to LOVE it!  

All My Love Suite has hearts and flowers in classic reds and pinks for all things love.  You will love the versatility of this suite that allows you to customize your expressions of love.  All options include video and pdf tutorials
You will need Lovely Lipstick, Soft Sea Foam, Crumb Cake, and Flirty Flamingo Ink pads to complete the projects plus the Forever Lovely stamp set to complete the projects as designed.  You will also need adhesives like Snail, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and Mini Glue Dots.

$28 All My Love Class includes:

  • All prepared supplies to make 6 cards (2 each of 2 designs and 1 each of 2 additional designs:) plus envelopes
  • 1/2 pkg. All My Love DSP
  • 1/2 pkg. coordinating cardstock pack
  • All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack.

 $65 All My Love + Bundle Class includes:

  • Forever Lovely Bundle (photopolymer stamp set and edgelits dies—$47.50 value!)
  • All prepared supplies to make 6 cards (2 each of 2 designs and 1 each of 2 additional designs:) plus envelopes
  • Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Sale-a-Bration Level 1 product of your choiceexcluding the 12 x 12 products because they won’t fit in your mailing envelope!
  • video and pdf tutorials

Gingham Gala Suite has a fresh color palette, classic gingham checks, and butterflies galore!  You will need Memento Black, Highland Heather, Grapefruit Grove, and Balmy Blue Ink Pads plus Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends to complete the projects exactly as designed plus the Butterfly Gala stamp set and punch.  You will also need adhesives like Snail, Stampin’ Dimensionals, and Mini Glue Dots.

$28 Gingham Gala Class Includes:

  • All prepared supplies to make 6 cards (2 each of 2 designs plus 1 each of additional 2 designs) plus envelopes
  • Whisper White Sheer Ribbon
  • Colored Doilies
  • Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • video and pdf tutorials

$70 Gingham Gala Class Includes:

  • All prepared supplies to make 6 cards (2 each of 2 designs plus 1 each of additional 2 designs) plus envelopes
  • Butterfly Gala Bundle (photopolymer stamp set and Butterfly Duo Punch)
  • Whisper White Sheer Ribbon
  • Colored Doilies
  • Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins
  • Sale-a-Bration Level 1 product of your choice—excluding the 12 x 12 products because they won’t fit in your mailing envelope!
  • video and pdf tutorials

$12 PDF only

  • Do you prefer to cut your own cardstock and use your own products? 
  • This option is perfect for you!  
  • You will receive step by step pdf tutorials with color photos plus video via email after your purchase.

Registration closes on January 18th at 10 PM . Expected shipping date of all class kits is January 26th.   

Your Priority Mail Envelope will arrive at your front door with your class kit sorted and organized by project--ready for crafty fun!

Porch Pickup available for local customers

Email me now for your class registration link!


Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog Product Shares

I have some great options for you to "share" a set of brand new papers and/or ribbons so you can try all the new stuff without breaking the bank!  You're going to love the options and may just want them all:)  You can do that and still stay on budget:)

DSP Shares



  • I'll be ordering as "shares" fill (groups of 4 people are dividing papers and/or ribbons) beginning tomorrow, January 3rd.  
  • It takes about 10 days for products to arrive and get cut and sorted.
  • I'm taking reservations through January 15th.
  • ALL shares will be ready for pickup or shipped out no later than January 25th so you can get crafting with your new stuff!
  • Email me now for complete information and reservation.





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