Show and Tell Friday

One of the best parts of my Facebook Page is the community that is gathering there. We have a lot of fun and we help each other through prayer on a weekly basis. 

On Fridays we have Show & Tell. Everyone is suppose to post a photo of something they have made that week. Take a look at some of the things people made this week.

Paper Pumpkin alternatives So Shelli May 2019

Janie made alternate card ideas with her May 2019 Paper Pumpkin kit designed by Shelli

Cards from Patricia

Patricia makes cards for her local hospital to be given to the patients on their meal trays. She gets volunteer credit time for her labor. She donates all the materials.

Dog sympathy

Judith recently had to have her sweet dog put to sleep. She made this card to give to her vet to express her appreciation of their compassion.

Quilt idea

Carol Potter is a long time quilt maker. She is a big fan of my work, but as she told me, she's never understood why someone would cut paper and then glue it to a card front. I said, why do you cut fabric and sew it back together? It's the same thing. We make new patterns and designs with different medium, but it's the same idea!

If you haven't visit Lori Brausen Fan Page, please stop by. Visit on Monday and maybe you'll get a handmade card mailed to you!

Honor Flight Stamp Night 2019

Honor flight card wm

Our group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators gather every month for a Team meeting. At that meeting we share project ideas while doing hands on projects, and share business ideas, and cheer for each other's accomplishments. It's really one of my favorite parts of being a Demonstrator. About five years ago we also started doing a monthly service project as a group. Originally we alternated making cards for different organizations each month. About four years ago we decided to focus on only one service project, we would make cards for the Mail Call on the Honor Flights from both Madison and Milwaukee. It has been a wonderful project for us and has been very heartwarming. I will post more about our recent stamping event, but for now, let me present my card. This is a #simplestampingcard and it uses #retiringproduct

You've been on my mind

Butterfly gala swap crp

I created a bright and sunny Butterfly Gala card to use as a swap with other Demonstrators when I attended a Stampin' Up! convention in Minneapolis, MN. It was a wonderful weekend of fun and education! I got to see some of my stamping friends that I only talk to online. So that makes it extra special. We also were able to gather for a nice dinner and to visit a little more before we all started heading for home.

Ready to get organized?

Storage by Stampin' Up!

No fooling! There is a new organizational product line called Storage by Stampin’ Up! that is available starting today!

It's designed to store and allow easy access to your ink pads (new style), Ink Refills, Stampin’ Blends, Stampin’ Write Markers, Watercolor Pencils, and other accessories.

You'll be able to work so much more efficiently-- with these gorgeous new organizers keeping everything at your fingertips.

Look at some of the benefits:

  • Supplies are organized, tidy, and visible at all times
  • Keeps your ink pads, markers and Blends are all stored horizontally, as recommended
  • Flexibility to store your pads in rainbow order or by Color Collection, whatever works best for you!
  • This system is designed to be cleaned with a quick wipe. It's compact and stackable
  • The units are modular so it's easy to add new pieces as your collection grows
  • The units stack vertically and can be arranged to fit any flat surface
  • You can easily assembled and disassembled if you need to rearrange
  • The pieces are priced individually (from $3 to $14) which fits any budget or allows you space out your purchase

For your convenience here is a Configuration Chart to help you determine how many of each kind of cube you'll want for your current needs and as you add to your collection.

Configuration Chart for Storage by Stampin' Up!

Take a look at some basic combinations

Basic combinations of Storage by Stampin' Up!

Here's a fun video showing some configurations to spark your imagination! 

Your going to LOVE getting everything organized. Take a look at the Configuration Chart and here are the prices and product codes so you start planning what you will need.

Got questions? Contact me and I'll help you make a plan! 

Want to be in a Storage Club so that you can build your organization in easy monthly increments? 

Use HOST CODE: UMH6ZDQH and place a retail order of $20 to $149 to get a special perks from me!

Placing an order of more than $150? DO NOT USE THE CODE! Get the Host Benefits!


Congratulations Card - Quick and easy

Kb for sil el crp

This card came in the mail from my dear friend Kristen. She sent me this card to congratulate me on a recent promotion in my Stampin' Up! business. I love the color and layout of this card, but it is one that would allow you to FLY when making your own version. I call this a Mile-a-Minute card. Check out all the details!

Time for a Happy Tail

Lb 1   happy tails crp

Here's a cute card for the animal lover in your life. It is done using the cute Happy Tails bundle. The bundle includes the stamp set Happy Tails stamp set and the Dog Builder Punch. There are several sentiments included in the stamp set and ways to customize the look of the dog to make it perfect match to your fur-baby.

Strong and Beautiful

Strong and Beautiful! 
One of my favorite stamp sets in the Spring Occasions catalog! It has amazing sentiments that you'll find useful for your card making needs!
It is especially geared towards those special women in your life, mothers, sisters, daughters, and friends!
You can change up the greetings within the set and make Mother's Day cards, thinking of you, and congratulations cards.
Hot Tips:
  • You can make a ton of cards with this one template
  • Stamp your choice of greetings onto Whisper White cardstock.
  • A snippet of ribbon can add a nice accent!
There are just a few weeks of Sale-a-bration left!
There's still time to add a few items to your cardmaking stash AND add some freebies from the great choices!
Some of my favorite paper is the Garden Impressions shown here, or the fun colors of the Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper!
Shown on this card is Calypso Coral ribbon, but you could also use an accent like the Old Olive Linen Thread
Take a look at all the Sale-a-bration items while they're still available. 

CCL Version 2 - Daisy Delight

Card Maker Tip: Find ideas that let you be efficient with your paper!

Maybe you're like me and you don't like to have strips of paper left after you do your cutting for a series of cards?


If I'm describing you, then this month's Classic Card Layout is for you!!!


You will take a piece of 12" X 12" paper and cut it into strips 4" wide and then cut 2" high pieces from the paper. You will be able to make 18 cards from one piece of paper! 


Card layout idea to copy!


This card layout is one of my favorites! I use it over and over in my card making!


I love how simple this card is!


Here are your Basic Elements today. 


The color combination that is perfect for Spring - Mint Macaron (cardbase) 

Night of Navy (cardstock & ink) and Whisper White (cardstock)


The background is simple! 

Just a quick splash of color with pretty paper and border


It uses a bold focal point

Flower shape (Daisy punch)


Simple but fun embellishments

pretty sparkle added to the center of the daisy would be a nice touch

(not shown on this card, but could be added)


Here are the card basics:

Standard cardbase: 8 1/2" x 5 1/2", scored along the long side at 4 1/4", folded along the score line to create a top fold card.

Background border: 4 1/4" x 2 1/4"

Pretty Paper piece: 4" x 2"

Flower focal point: 3" x 3"

Take the challenge! 

Make a card using this layout as an inspiration. You don't need to copy it, 

try a cat instead of a flower, circle with something stamped in it, change the colors, change the greeting. 


You can use one of the Basic Elements or ALL of the Basic Elements.

This is YOUR card. You can change it up in any way that you want. 


Use all new products or use longtime favorites!

All month, I'll share other cards that were inspired by this one. 


I'm asking you to start posting your cards that are inspired by this one on my Facebook page with the hashtag #CCL2 or you can email me a photo of your card.


I'll also start sharing some of the ideas that you have shared with me in future emails and on my facebook page. 


At the end of the month I'll draw two winners from those who participated to win a little surprise from me.

Remember it's so easy to cut one piece of pretty paper into several equal size pieces and make up a batch of cards all at once!


Have fun!