Memories and More Video

Below is a video from Stampin' Up! showcasing the Memories and More card packs.  There are so many products in the packs that you can really create some wonderful projects.  I love the card packs in general because of all the ingredients you have at your finger tips.  It makes it all so easy.... 

You can take a look at all our card packs in my online store.  Let me know if you have any questions. 

Susan Elise

Flying Home


This is a super set for those of us who love to color!  You can find it on page 41 in Stampin' Up!'s  OCCASIONS CATALOG and, yes, it is retiring soon.


And, if you do like to color, here's another set for you.  The stamp set if Friendship's Sweetest Thoughts on page 34 in the same catalog.  It is also retiring on the 31st.

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Thanks for stopping by today.  See you tomorrow!  Susan Elise

Karen Benton

Karen Benton Stamping on Vellum

KAREN BENTON is the creator of the winning swap card for May.  Karen's base card is vellum (4 1/4" x 11" scored at 5 1/2")  with Whisper White stamped and cut at an angle on the front and the back of both of the vellum panels of her card.  The flamingo is from the set FABULOUS FLAMINGO on page 177 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog.  This stamp set is included in the 2018-2019 catalog.  Congratulations Karen ~ great technique!

Swap continued...

DSP by Geri Foster

Pretty card by Geri Foster.  She used the Eastern Medallions Thinlits.  These dies will carry over to the new catalog in June and be part of  the collection of 70 other framelits, edgelits & thinlits!

Denise Caudron

Colorful card by Denise Caudron.  The Lemon Zest stamp set and punch will carry over but not as a bundle.

Butterfly Wendy Osborn

Gift card holder by Wendy Osborn.  The butterfly is silver embossed on vellum and colored from the back side ~ stained glass technique.

Animal Outing

Sarah Williams created this card using the new stamp set, Animal Outing, along with the thinlit die from Eclectic Layers (you can see it on page 133 in the annual catalog) which is returning.  YEA!  However, the Naturally Eclectic DSP (which I love) is retiring!  BOO!  

See you tomorrow ~ a new hostess set!  Can't wait!

Swap cards.....

I haven't posted the swap cards from my last STARS meeting so I wanted to do it this afternoon.  ENJOY!

Animal Outing by Marie Shaughnessy

Card by Marie Shaughnessy.  She used a new stamp set called ANIMAL OUTING.  I think it is the first time that Stampin' Up! has included a Rhinoceros in a stamp set.  The set also includes a Giraffe and a Kanga with a surprise in her pocket.  And, Thinlits and DSP are included!  I can't wait for that new catty to go live ~ can you?  Be sure and let me know if you want me to order one for you!  (If you are in one of my stamp clubs ~ you are on the list!)

Kathy Winter

Card by Kathy Winter..

Karen Benton

Card by Karen Benton.

Flowers Patti Barish

Flowers by Patti Barish.  More tomorrow.....

2016-2018 In Color Swap

Karen Benton's card

Karen Benton's card ~ Flirty Flamingo

Denise Caudron's card

Denise Caudron's card and the winner of our 'best of' contest

Cindy Caylor's card

Cindy Caylor's card ~ Dapper Denim, Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach

Anna Marie Carter's card

Anne Marie Carter's card ~  Peekaboo Peach

Brusho Card

My card using Brusho Crystal Colour ~ each card was different which is the character of the color medium.

Stars Swap

My team of demonstrators, Southern Stars (Stars for short), met in the studio on Saturday afternoon.  Besides our presentations by Margaret (an Easter card with daffodils) and Marie (an Easter bunny punch card) we had our traditional swap.  The theme of the swap this month was any stamp set but the card must use the 2015-2017 outgoing IN-COLORS:  Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum.  Many of us were already missing having these colors to use ~ so pretty.  I will post half of the cards today and the other half tomorrow for you, let me know if you have any questions.

Sarah Williams' card

Sarah Williams' card

Patti Barish's card

Patti Barish's card

Marions Swaim's card

Marion Swaim's card

Marie Shaughnessy's card

Marie Shaughnessy's card

Margaret Spencer's card

Margaret Spencer's card


Dance as if............

Dance as if no one

were watching,

Sing as if no one

were listening, and live each day

as if it were

your last.

Ballet 2

I found these two cards this afternoon in my 'save forever' pile and fell in love all over again.  But, I searched my 'keep these sets forever' pile and the stamp set wasn't there.  So sad.  I don't even remember the name of the set ~ just that I loved it.  The saying, at the top of the post, was one of the stamps.  Here's the second one ~

Ballet 1

I do remember making the cards ~ the dancer image is bleached after it is embossed.  I know we can't keep all those sets we love sorry about that one!  Anyone have it?  Anyone remember the title of the set?  I don't know where else to look..........