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!

Last month to Sale-a-brate!



Its' the final month of winter and final month of Sale-a-bration!


Here in Wisconsin winter is having it's fun, lots of snow and lots of cold, cold temperatures. I'm okay with that. It's what I expect.


What I didn't expect was more items being added to the Sale-a-bration selections! I'm REALLY okay with that! 


There are three packs of pretty paper, embellishments, an embossing folder, and a packaging item added to the other selections that are still available.


Saleabration Freebies

You can check out all the items here or look at them individually below:

1. Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper

2. Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper 

3. Mini Pizza Boxes

4. Pearlized Doilies - TWO packs

5. Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper 

6. Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon - TWO spools

7. Scattered Sequins Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 

8. Share What You Love Embellishment Kit 

You are going to want to get your favorites while you can. It seems like this Sale-a-bration things have been going out of stock very quickly!


That lets us know they are adorable, beautiful, favorite choices of many!


It's a great time to stock up!

We know the 2017-2019 InColors will retire in May, so why not get your ink pads, refills, and cardstock stash during Saleabration.

Why now?! You'll get your supplies BEFORE they sell out AND you'll earn free Saleabration items! Smart!



Happy Birthday Versatile layout

Happy bday friend lb 1 wm

Here is a versatile layout that is used for a Birthday Card. It uses simple products that can be changed based on the supplies you have on hand. Provided are the step by step instructions and a complete supply list of the products used on this card.

Spectacular Celebration cupcake card

Spectacular celebration lb 4 wm

We all have birthdays all through the year that are special to us. We like to have a special card for each of those people. This card is designed so that you can change up the color palette and make cards for all the people on your list using one layout, stamp set and products. You can see the supplies used and the step by step instructions.

Best Deal in Town

Everyone has their own reasons! 

My friend Cheryl has been a long time stamper and has been her daughter Kari's number one supporter, both in ordering and hands on helping with Kari's business.


Kari and I have been stamping business partners for the past 9 years or so. We put on in-person events together and share the tasks involved in the events.


We know each other through Cheryl. 


Kari has been going through some health issues for the past year and has had decided she needs to step back from her business to allow herself to have one less thing on her plate.


Cheryl decided that she wants to run with her own business, and asked if she could join my team. 


I am thrilled and very honored to have her choose me to be her leader.


We already have plans to move forward doing monthly events together. 


If you are local to us, I'm sure you won't notice much difference at all. Like daughter, like mother. Talented and personable!


Cheryl just took advantage of the extra fifty dollars in product available in the Starter Kit right now. 


Maybe you should take a look at it too!


Stampin' Up! is all about choices. 

There are actually two amazing starter kit specials this month. 


The Stampin' Up! Starter Kit is ALWAYS a great deal because you get to pick $125 worth of stamping supplies for only $99. AWESOME!!!


There is NO SHIPPING added! Stampin' Up! covers it for you! That's a great incentive right there! 


But, there's MORE! During the rest of January through March 31 there is a BONUS you can't beat! You get to choose an extra $50 in product for free! Yes, your Starter Kit will include $175 in product for the same $99! Wow!


The other special includes $175 in product too, but you can add the sweet looking and roomy Craft and Carry bag for only $30 more! It is a $50 value!


Craft_Carry bag


You choose which Starter Kit works for you!


Oh and you'll get at least 20% discount on all your orders after that!


Buying the Starter Kit means different things to different people.

You can sign up to get the great deal on the starter kit and never do anything again. In 3 months you'll just go back to being a customer. No worries!


You can get at least 20% discount on all the stamping supplies on your wish list moving forward. This is sustainable as long you you want to continue to add products to your stash!


You can share what you love and start making extra money as a part time job (like I do). I've been doing this as a business, but only putting in part time hours for over 9 years! BEST JOB EVER!


Or you could take a leap of faith and start building a business for yourself where YOU ARE THE BOSS! Let me tell you, you really can earn money sharing your love of papercrafting!


It's all up to you and the choice you make!


There's absolutely no pressure to sell or build this into a business if you don't want to. BUT, if you want to I'll be there to help you and answer questions every step of the way!


You can purchase as much product as you want, or you can be strategic on what you buy so that you can make money more quickly sharing what you love. 


I'll help you no matter what you choose to do with your Starter Kit.


There are several Facebook groups available for crafting or business inspiration.


My team meets via live video in a private Facebook group and I'd love to have you join us!


We'll share stamping ideas, talk about how to make money sharing the love of crafting. Oh and there's even a chance or two to win stamping prizes! 




What would you do with your Starter Kit? Imagine the possibilities!  


Pick your $175 in product, you can't go a penny over, so plan out what you want to get the most for your money. 


I can help if you need ideas. Contact me.


Order your starter kit 


Then get ready to make the vision you see become possible!

Make a Wish mile a minute texture card

Make a wish a wm

When you start with a classic layout like this one you can make many, many of them so quickly. In honor of one of my favorite quick crocheting afghan pattern, I call this the mile a minute card. You can change the look of the card just by changing the colors used or changing the texture of the bottom panel. Use ribbon to separate the panels or use a strip of cardstock. Use what you have on hand.