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Sheltering Tree Spring Card

IMG_2377I was so inspired by a photo this week of the trees in bloom, that I created a Sheltering Tree Spring card!  By inking the “leaves” stamp with Versamark and heat embossing with white embossing powder, I created a “resist” that I could spritz several blue inks over and wipe off the embossed portion so that the inks show up as a background.  This makes a simple one-layer card with a 3-D look!  A little sparkly ribbon (Pool Party 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon 140561 10 yds/$5.50-Occasions Catalog) to finish it off!  Lots of options with this stamp set for EVERY season!  Visit my online store by March 31st to take advantage of Sale-a-bration – earn a free stamp set, paper or embellishment for every $50 in orders.  Make your own set of Sheltering Tree Spring Cards to send or give as a gift!

Sheltering Tree Inspiration

Sheltering Tree is a stamp from the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalog – I was reminded of this stamp when I wasSheltering Tree Inspiration
driving today on N. Charles Street in Baltimore – the trees are in BLOOM and are soooo beautiful!  I immediately thought about how I could recreate these beautiful trees on a card using the Sheltering Tree stamp set.   Stamp the tree base in Early Espresso (on my favorite card stock, Shimmery WhSheltering Treeite), stamp the “leaf” part in versamark ink and emboss with white embossing powder.  Either leave the background plain or spritz or lightly sponge the background with several blues.  The embossing powder will resist the ink and the blue will just show in the background.

White Embossing Powder

While this stamp is in the Annual Catalog, you can STILL order it (Photopolymer $25), along with Shimmery White paper ($8/10 sheets), White Embossing Powder ($5), Early Espresso Inkpad ($6.50), Versamark Inkpad ($7.50) and with your $52 order, get a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration catalog through March 31st!  Spring is officially here!  Is there a “Sheltering Tree Inspiration” in your yard or your travels this weekend?


Thinlits to make DIY Bakers Box on sale this week!!!

DIY Bakers BoxThere is nothing CUTER than a DIY Bakers Box!



This week through the Weekly Deals, Stampin’ Up! has a number of super cute things, one of them being the awesome Bakers Box Thinlits so you can make your own DIY BakersDIY Bakers Box Boxes.  There are so many options with this box!  You can make it from Designer Paper, Stamp on plain card stock, even emboss on vellum!  You can cut a window in the box with the included dies, and glue a bit of clear acetate or plastic inside to see the goodies.  I’m hungry just thinking about it!!!

What would YOU put in this adorable DIY Bakers Box?


Grateful for You!

Grateful For You

For All Things Stamp Set

I love the stamp set “For All Things” (#135155 Clearmount $18) It is simple and watercolor-y and mostly, not just for Fall!  This card uses my Technique Quickie for the month – inking up your acrylic blocks for a quick background!  I’ve also used the new cotton paper for the banner.  It is sooooo thin!  If I hadn’t pleated the strip, the floral sprig would have shown through.  It was a bit tricky to stamp on – the Stazon in would have dried a little quicker then the Memento Black that I used.    I’ve got card sketches, techniques and featured stamps every month on The Stampin’ Nooz.  If you didn’t get your copy this month, sign up in the box to the right and you’ll be in the que for the July tips & techniques!

Deal of the Week!

May 19th Deal of the Week
Bright & Beautiful Stamp Set

 The deal of the week includes this holiday stampset, Bright & Beautiful.  Such a great image for a holiday card, AND includes text that would be great for the inside of the card!   There are 7 other fabulous items on sale this week here:!

Click on the picture for a link to order, or message me and I can place your order for you!

drum roll please…… WHAM! PROJECT LIFE!


YES, it’s TRUE!  Stampin’ Up is now selling Project Life kits and supplies!

If you haven’t heard of “Project Life”, and you are overwhelmed with your scrapbooking new year’s resolution, this is for YOU!  No glue, scissors or pesky embellishments required!   Think simple, streamlined and fitting in YOUR busy schedule!  There is a basic Project Life Scrapbook, clear pocket pages, and 3 sizes of doublesided cards to fit in the pockets.  Some cards have journaling spaces, some are just decorative.  The cards come in their own little box (so CUTE!), and are ready to add to your photos for documenting or not).   I just received my first set of cards and I can’t wait to get started, and the good news is that YOU can start TODAY, too!

If you want to order Project Life components, just go to and place your order.  Tune in for my regular updates of MY life – and I can’t wait to see YOURS!  Project Life Products are listed in the PDF below:

Project Life Product List