Grace's Garden Card Idea



gracesgardencandyrattraystampinupToday's share features a Grace's Garden card idea.  Grace's Garden stamp set has charming images with lots of versatility plus some lovely sentiments.  The coordinating Garden Gateway dies make short shrift of cutting out ALL the images:)  I'm entering Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights Contest and would so appreciate your vote.  Just click here to vote for me and see some other amazing projects.

Let me point out a few things about my Grace's Garden card idea:

  • There is just one fence stamp, but you can stamp it multiple times, die-cut it, and then make a fence as long as you wish!
  • Only the tops of my flowers will be seen, so I only colored the top to save time:)
  • Although there are some excellent sentiments in Grace's Garden stamp set, I needed something small and bold.  Well Said dies to the rescue!

Please head to Kylie Bertucci's International Blog Highlights gallery and vote for my card--I so appreciate your support!

Kylie's Vote for Me

Have a Hoot Halloween Class


i have a super fun class for you this month to get you ready for Halloween sharing in October.  ALL the holidays will look a bit different this year, and I'm opting for MORE celebration, not less:)  My class delivers everything you need for 6 adorable projects pus some extras so you can make more of your favorites.

$29 Class includes:

  • All prepared supplies for 3 stepped up Halloween cards plus envelopes and 3 adorable treat holders
  • 1/4" pkg of Magic in this Night DSP
  • Pkg. Rhinestones
  • Spool of 1-1/2" Metallic Mesh Ribbon (10 yards)
  • Option to add on the bundle and/or Blends at 10% savings
  • pdf tutorials with step-by-step instructions, color photos, and supply lists

Add on options available:

  1. $55 Have a Hoot Bundle (10% off the bundle price!)
  2. $19 Lt, & Dk. Pumpkin Pie and Lt. & Dk. Smoky Slate Blends (10% off)
  3. $93 Class + Bundle + Blends (10% off products plus I'm giving you the ribbon for free!)
  4. $7.25 Priority Mail Shipping--if you do not choose this option, I will assume you are doing Porch Pickup

$12 for PDF Tutorials only--choose this option if you don't need any prepared supplies

You will also need the following ink pads to complete the class:  Memento Black, Cajun Craze, and Crushed Curry.  The colored ink pads are used for spongng only, so you can easily substitue with an orange or yellow you already have.  

Registration for this class closes Sept. 12th.  Packets ship out Sept. 24th

Click here to register now!

Plaid Tidings Fall Card Idea



Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper in the August - December Mini Catalog (aka Holiday Catalog:) is just so FUN to create and play with.  It's also uber versatile working well with masculine, feminine, fall, Christmas, and even kid designs!  (And isn't the name Plaid Tidings just too cute??!!!I used it to make fall cards for some of my Southern Sweet Stampers top achievers.  

My Southern Sweet Stampers team of demonstrators is a positive, creative community full of people:

  • at every level of crafting, beginner to advanced
  • shy, quiet types to rowdy party animals
  • ALL enjoying their amazing discount!
  • who do not run classes as well as those who do

I love to spoil my top achievers.  They are working hard, and I like to cheer them on.  It was fun to make these cards and then decide which plaid most suited each person!  

Let me share a few things about today's fall card shares:

  1. My greeting comes from a stamp set A Grand Kid aimed at grandkids!  Although some of the greetings are very specific to grandchildren, some can be more widely used.  I like that kind of versatility:)
  2. The touchable texture from the Embroidered Ribbon beckons you to feel it!
  3. Gold Glitter Enamel Dots add a touch of class and elegance.  I love to add a little eclectic touch, mixing up styles.  That contrast is a design element I love:)  Although I have deep colors and sponging and school girl plaids and folksy ribbon, add those sparkly dots and you elevate the whole design!

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked to my online store below for your convenience.

My August Host Code is:  92BWFBS2  Use it to receive thank you gifts!   


Field of Flowers in Fall Colors




Field of Flowers Bundle has so many amazingly versatile words and phrases, but the star of the show is definitely all the cute flowers and even a field!  You could make these same cards with other colors, but we are heading into fall so those are the colors on my mind.

I'm sharing 2 cards today from a recent class.  They feature the same supplies but are such different looks.  I love that kind of versatility!

I highly recommend the Field of Flowers Bundle.  The stamp set alone is really outstanding.  Add in those cute little punched out flowers and you can really customize your projects and even make some pretty awesome shaker cards.  

All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked below for your convenience.  If any of these should be on your fall crafting shopping list, put them there!  And then use host code 92BWFBS2 to receive thank you gifts!  Shop here:












Walk in the Woods Card Idea

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I'm so delighted to be part of Kylie Bertucci's Maui Achiever's Blog Hop!  It means YOU have access to some great projects, with just a touch of your finger, from top-performing demonstrators around the globe.  My share today features a Walk in the Woods card idea.  Walk in the Woods is a stamp set in the 2020/2021 annual Stampin' Up! catalog.  I love its woodland images and beautiful greetings and used a fall color palette to make this card feel like what is coming--my favorite season of the year!

walkinthewoodsstampinupcandyrattrayLet me point out just a few things about today's Walk in the Woods card:


    1. I used Saddle Brown StazOn for a soft look on the mushrooms.  It brings a really different look than Jet Black StazOn--which is what we are more used to using for watercolor.
    2. Cinnamon Cider, one of the brand new In Colors, is perfect for fall color palettes!
    3. I chose high contrast of an earthy focal point with mushrooms and soft watercoloring alongside a glitzy, dramatic foil pattern from Gilded Autumn Specialty DSP for a stunning combination.

I created a similar card on one of my recent Facebook Lives.  Follow me at and catch me at 2PM CDT on Tuesdays and Thursdays each week.  On Tuesday's we do techniques/learning/discovering.  On Thursday's its Simple and Stepped Up Stamping.  



Thanks so much for stopping by on the Maui Achiever's Blog Hop.  Be sure to click on the next link to see more awesome creative inspiration!

Maui Blog Hop



Forever Fern in Fall Colors



cinnamoncidercolorcombocandyrattraystampinupThese are the cards from my Tuesday @ 2 Facebook Live demonstration this week.  My original card has a Mint Macaron card base (shown below), and I switched it up (by audience request) to Shaded Spruce on my FB Live.  I love the versatility of Forever Fern!  It's perfect for any season!  For today's share I used a warm color palette of fall colors. Forever Fern  Close-2-2

I've been working with a single new In Color in my Facebook Lives all summer, learning to use them with other colors and creating color combos.  I think this is a winning combo featuring Cinnamon Cider!

Click here for my free pdf tutorial with all the measurements, step by step instructions, and supply list.  Click, download, and print!  Thanks so much for stopping by, and be sure to tune in on every Tuesday and Thursday at 2PM (CDT) for live demonstrations and virtual designing fun!


Field of Flowers Class by Mail


I have an awesome class by mail for you featuring rich, regal colors as we approach end of summer and head into fall.  Here are the details:

August stamp set featured:  Field of Flowers

8 cards, 2 each of 4 designs with a twist

Class includes:

  • Prepared supplies for 8 cards plus 8 Very Vanilla Envelopes
  • Forever Greenery Ribbon/Trim Combo Pack--2 full spools!
  • 1/2 pkg. Rhinestones
  • 1/2 pkg. 6" x 6" Regals Collection Designer Series Paper--24 sheets!
  • pdf tutorials with all the measurements, step by step instructions, color photos, and supply lists
  • Priority Mail Shipping

You may purchase the pdf tutorial only for $12

Add-on Extras Available:

  1. Field of Flowers photopolymer stamp set 
  2. Field of Flowers Bundle including stamp set and Confetti Flowers Punch
  3. Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, and Old Olive Ink pads

i have made time alterations with this class since it is only available by mail at present.  

Registrations close August 18th, and packets will ship out by August 25th .

Beautiful Moments Card Class


I have an awesome 5-card class for you as we head into the dog days of summer--stay inside where it's cool and make something beautiful with my class by mail.

$29 Class includes:

  • All prepared supplies for 5 unique handmade cards plus envelopes
  • 1/4" pkg of Ornate Garden Specialty DSP
  • Pkg. Gold Glitter Enamel Dots
  • Pkg. Ornate Garden Ribbon (1 spool each of Old Olive and Terracotta Tile silky, shimmery ribbon)
  • Option to add on the stamp set 
  • pdf tutorials with step-by-step instructions, color photos, and supply lists

Add on options available:

  1. $7.25 Priority Mail Shipping--if you do not choose this option, I will assume you are doing Porch Pickup
  2. $27 Beautiful Moments Stamp Set
  3. $47 Get both Beautiful Moments and Lovely You (i used 2 greetings from this set in my projects) stamp sets at cost.  When you add both stamp sets, I pay your tax and shipping for these items:)

$12 for PDF Tutorials only--choose this option if you don't need any prepared supplies

Class does not include inks.  I used Memento Black ink and Stampin' Blends markers listed below for your convenience.  You can also substitute Watercolor Pencils and apply with Blender Pens if you don't have Stampin' Blends Markers..

Registration for this class closes August 5th

Email me here for the registration link.

Posted for You Card Idea Showcasing Misty Moonlight


Misty Moonlight is one of our new In Colors, and I'm featuring it in my Facebook Lives over the next 2 weeks or so.  Today's share is from my 7-21-20 Facebook Live where I used this color combo and Posted for You bundle for a summery card, sending love:)

Misty Moonlight Color Combo

You can watch the demonstration video below to see a full color comparison of ALL the many current Stampin' Up! blues along with Misty Moonlight.  I find that helpful when working with a new In Color.  

Click here for my free pdf with measurements, tips, and supplies used in the card above.  It was super fun to make!  All Stampin' Up! supplies are listed and linked below for your convenience.  Be sure to like my page so you will get to see my twice weekly Facebook Live card-making demonstrations!



Holiday Catalog Paper Shares

The upcoming August-December Mini Catalog aka Holiday Catalog has so many gorgeous new papers, and my paper shares allow you to get a little bit of each one!  If you know me at all, you know I love options and love to share options with you whenever possible.  So, my HC Shares have options!

What is a Paper Share?

A Paper Share is a sampling of the newest designer papers from Stampin’ Up!  It allows you to see, feel and use the paper before buying the full packs of your favorites!  When you reserve a designer series paper share with me, I order all of the designer papers from the latest Stampin’ Up! catalog, cut it up, package it, label it, and then ship it to you so that you get 1/4 package of all the new papers you have selected.  click here to register and reserve your share.

HC Paper Share Details:

HC Share  New DSP

$39:  114 pieces of NEW Designer Papers (all cut to 6×6) includes:

  • Heartwarming Hugs, 12 pieces
  • Poinsettia Place, 12 pieces
  • Trimming the Town, 12 pieces
  • Tis the Season, 12 pieces
  • Snowflake Splendor, 12 pieces
  • Magic in This Night, 12 pieces
  • Plaid Tidings ,12 pieces
  • Plush Poinsettia Flocked Paper, 6 pieces
  • Wonder of the Season 12 pieces
  • Gilded Autumn 12 pieces

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Specialty Designer Papers

$14:  16 pieces of Specialty Papers (all cut to 6×6) includes:

  • Red & Green Foil 4 pieces
  • Balmy Blue Glimmer paper 2 pieces
  • Brushed Metallic assortment 6 pieces
  • Black Glitter 2 pieces
  • Red Velvet, 2 pieces


Returning Designer Papers

$14:  36 pieces of Designer Papers (all cut to 6×6) that debuted in 2019 and returned includes:

  • Feels Like Frost 12 pieces
  • Toile Tidings 12 pieces
  • Brightly Gleaming 12 pieces

Porch Pickup (free) or Priority Mail Shipping ($7.25)

IMPORTANT: You should receive an email confirmation of your registration.  If you do not, please email me to let me know because that means your registration is not complete.  Register with the address to which you wish your paper share to arrive. U.S. addresses only. I am not responsible for misdirected packages due to wrong addresses in your registration. Thanks for your cooperation!

Payment methods:

  • paypal invoice--which you may pay with your PayPal account or a credit card or debit card of your choice
  • check

Deadline to RESERVE and PAY:  Aug. 2, 2020


  • July 29, 2020: I will email a PayPal invoice to each person who has reserved a paper share
  • August 2, 2020: deadline to pay
  • August 4, 2020: Holiday Catalog goes live, and I will order all the paper for us
  • August 15-22, 2020: Boxes arrive and I get to cut, label, and package all paper shares, print labels, and get them ready for shipping to you! 
  • Week of August 24: I will take your packages to the post office (assuming there are no backorders) and send them on their way to you.

Click here to register and reserve your paper share.