Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Lumiere's Tutorial is HERE!

Bonjour!  Welcome!  We invite you to pull up a chair as we proudly present....your punch art!

I am SO stinkin' excited to finally be able to share the step-by-step, color tutorial for the very debonair....LUMIERE!

This one, I must admit, took me a bit to complete because I wanted it to be just right for all of you.

I will let you in on a little secret...Lumiere is the FIRST in a series that will be released VERY soon.  It is such an exciting time!

Guess what!?  Lumiere's Tutorial is FREE with any $20 purchase from my Online Store.  That's right!  You read that correctly.  You can choose ANY product totaling $20 or more, place your order with just a few clicks and not only will your order be delivered to your'll receive the awesome tutorial for FREE in your inbox too.  How cool is that?

Once you've placed your order, simply email me at and let me know the email address where you'd like me to send your FREE tutorial.

If you decide that you'd rather just purchase the tutorial, you can do that too (although I know that I'd much rather get the FREE stuff).  You can purchase the tutorial separately for $15 via PayPal.  Simply click the link below to do so....

I can't wait to share this little charmer with you!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Just For You...A Special Reason

Happy Spring!
Well, it sure doesn't feel like spring here where I am but I know that the calendar says it is.  Harrumph!
That's is still a VERY special day.  Our grandson, Jason, turned two today.  He is absolutely a joy and we are so incredibly blessed that he is ours.  Just in case you need a little "cuteness" fix...

Okay...I thought I'd share a little "springy" card project with you today.  It uses the "Special Reason" stamp set and I LOVE these colors with it.  Below you'll find a step-by-step tutorial to create it with all of the supplies and cutting measurements.

Remember, If you need any supplies...or want to get in on the SaleABration goodness before it ends in just nine can go to my Online Store and get what you need.
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Wishing you a bright and beautiful spring,


  • Stamp:  Tin Of Cards Photopolymer Stamp Set [138946] , Special Reason Clear-Mount Bundle [144720]
  • Ink:  Pear Pizzazz [131180], Peekaboo Peach [141398], Flirty Flamingo [141397], Sweet Sugarplum [141395], Soft Suede [126978]
  • Card Stock:  Pear Pizzazz [131201], Whisper [100730], Peekaboo [141417], 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack [141408]
  • Other:  Sponge Daubers [133773], Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush [141897]

Cutting Measurements:
  • Pear Pizzazz: 5 ½ x 8 ½ “, 3 x 4 ¼”; ¾ x 3”; scrap for die cutting leafs
  • Whisper White CS: 2 ¾  x 4”, scrap for 2 flowers
  • Designer paper: 4 x 5 1/4 “
  • Peekaboo Peach: 2 ½ x 2 ½ “

  1. Score Pear Pizzazz at 4 ¼”, adhere designer paper. Adhere strip of pear pizzazz in the middle.
  2. Cut large flower on a top center of whisper white piece. Stamp sentiment on the bottom left in soft suede. Sponge piece of peekaboo peach in with peekaboo peach ink and sponge dauber. Adhere the sponged piece behind whisper white piece creating the background flower. Adhere whisper white piece to pear pizzazz.
  3. Stamp small flower in Flirty Flamingo and Sweet Sugarplum. Die cut both flowers. Dies cut two leaves from a scrap of pear pizzazz. Add flowers with dimensionals and leaves with glue dots.
  4. Add the center piece to the card front with dimensionals.
  5. Use clear Wink of Stella to add sparkles to flowers.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

At last the wait is over!  Lindsay, Brittany and I have been counting the days for the release of this beautiful movie.  The original Beauty and the Beast was the very first movie I took Brittany to see when she was a wee little one and Belle is still her favorite princess to this day.

We are going to have a "Girls Night Out" tomorrow with my mama too and we are SO excited.

I thought now would be the perfect time to share a very special punch art special with you all.
From now through March 31st you can get your choice of one of my Disney Princess punch art tutorials for FREE when you place a $25 or at my Online Store.  
Be sure to use the Hostess Code 2TNXBPJG

The princesses that are available are....
Belle, Cinderella, Snow White, Anna and Elsa

If you can't decide which one to get, well, you don't have to....  
Check this out...

1 FREE with a $25 order (before tax and shipping)
2 FREE with a $30 order (before tax and shipping)
3 FREE with a $35 order (before tax and shipping)
4 FREE with a $40 order (before tax and shipping)
5 FREE with a $45 order (before tax and shipping)

Here are the dresses... (sigh....who wants to be a princess?  Me!!)

Now isn't that just magical??  This is your chance to be someone's Fairy Godmother.
Make one or make them all and spread a little pixiedust.

Don't forget to email me after you place your order with your choice of tutorial(s) and I'll email them out to you.  My email is

Wishing you a magical day,

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ready to POP! Spring Bubbles

Hello, Friends!

There may be snow on the ground here but I have it on good authority that spring will be arriving SOON!

  I can't wait!  I'm so ready for it.  Before you know it Easter will be here and I've been making some cute projects that will sure bring smiles and giggles.

I shared all of the details for these on a Facebook Live event this week and I promised to share the measurements here too.  Here's the link for the video

Here are the measurements for you:

Card Stock of your choice:  7 1/2" x 7 1/2"
Score with the 7" side across the top at 1 3/4", 3 1/2", 5 1/4" and 7"
Rotate 90 degrees and score at 1 3/4", 5 1/4" and 7"

Decorative Panels measure:  1 1/2" x 3 1/4"

All supplies that I used for the two Bubble Boxes shown are below.  Just click on images of products you'd like to order and you'll be taken right to my Online Store where you can add to your Shopping Cart and check out.  Pretty cool! Right?

**Refer to video for step-by-step explanation for assembly.

Friday, March 10, 2017

The Perfect Mix

Happy Friday, Friends!

Whether you're a big time "baker" or looking for the perfect gift for one, this project is for you.  The Perfect Mix stamp set (142930-wood) (142933-clear) has the sweetest images and and sentiments and they are "perfect" for this project.

All of the supplies you'll need to create this beauty can be found at my Online Store.  Below you'll find a step-by-step tutorial.  So....what are you waiting for?  Let's get baking um, I mean stamping!

Perfect Mix Recipe Cards

      Stamp SetsPerfect Mix (w-142930, c-142933)
      Card Stock – Whisper White (100730)
      Stamp Pads – So Saffron (126957); Wisteria Wonder (126985)
      Misc. – Subtles Designer Series Paper Stack (DSP)  (138437); Envelope Punch Board (133774), Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (145372), Big Shot (143263), Simply Scored Board (122334), Fast Fuse (129026), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)
      Whisper White Card Stock:    5-1/2” x 4-1/4”  (recipe cards) and 3” x 3”
      So Saffron DSP:        9” x 9”
      Wisteria Wonder DSP:        12” x 1-1/2” scored at 3”, 3-1/2”, 8-1/4” and 8-3/4” (belly band)
      DSP strips (bottom of recipe cards:  5 1/2” x 3/4”                    
           Instructions: (Hint- I cut the words off each stamp in my set and use the words separately when I need them. If you don’t want to cut off the words, you can use So Saffron and Wisteria Wonder markers to color just the images and stamp them on the cards)1.    Print recipes 4 to a page and cut them out at 5-1/2” x 4-1/4”. This box can fit 18-20 recipe cards.
2.    Stamp baking images in top right corners of the recipe cards using So Saffron and Wisteria Wonder ink. Add a strip of DSP to the bottom of each card.
3.    Stamp oven mitt in So Saffron and “Baking Makes Life Sweeter” in Wisteria Wonder. Cut out using Big Shot and Stitched Shapes circle framelit.
4.    Create a box by scoring the 9” square DSP in the Envelope Punch board by punching/scoring at 3-5/8” AND 4-1/2” on the first side, then turning the paper 45 degrees and lining up the first score lines to punch and score. Repeat until all 4 sides have been punched and scored twice. Round the corners of all points on the top of the punch board.
5.    Cut off the small squares on the inside corners of your envelope/box and fold in on all the score lines to create a box. Adhere using Fast Fuse, leaving top of box open.
6.    Insert recipe cards into box and fold top down.
7.    Wrap Wisteria DSP around the box and adhere to itself in the front to create a belly band that can slide off. Attach “Baking” circle to the front using dimensionals to hide the seam.