Cuckoo For You

Cuckoo For You caught my eye recently ~ you can find it on page 29 in Stampin' Up!'s annual catalog ~ did you realize that it creates interactive elements in your projects?  Too cute and the video below will tell you all about it!!!  And, another discovery.....who can find something similar in the new HOLIDAY CATALOG???  First person to email me the answer wins a PRIZE!!!




I am definitely going to miss this paper!!!  And, judging from all of the fabulous projects that I have seen with this paper ~ so are a lot of other crafters!!  This box contains a baby gift and card (which I will post this week ~ Tuesday project sheet) for my friend, Laurie, whose daughter, Katherine, brought a lovely tiny little girl into the world a week ago today.  I used the Gingham Gala 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper (page 35 in the Occasions Catalog) on the card and on the box below.  Off to the post office in the morning!  FUN!  

A package for Lurie


......the wait is finally over!  My apologies for the long wait for the INCREDIBLE LIKE YOU PROJECT KIT  to arrive.  It has been on backorder but arrived yesterday and it is ready for you to pick up at your convenience.  Here is the picture that I took of the cards in the kit that I made ~ these cards are on my 'pinboard doors' in the studio.

Incredible Like You Project Kit

You can find the Kit on page 21 in Stampin' Up!'s OCCASIONS CATALOG.  The order number is #148552.  It coordinates with the Incredible Like You photopolymer stamp set on the same page.  The cards are a nice combination of printed base cards and laser-cut overlays. The kit makes 16 cards and includes 16 pretty printed envelopes.  I am so glad that the stamps are not included in the set, this way I can order just the card bases and the embellishments and easily make another 16 cards to give/send!  Happy Saturday!


This is such a cute set for your Easter cards and, if you have already used it for your cards ~ send me a picture of your card.  I would love to add it to the blog this week while we are thinking of Easter bunnies and Spring!  The set is on page 30 in the Occasions Catalog and it goes so well with the Gingham Gala 6" x 6" DSP, don't you think?




At STAMP CLUB last night, Kelly Fidler brought some darling cards that she had made and I wanted to share them with you.  This is Kelly and her cards ~

Kelly and her cards

Kelly used the stamp set HAPPY TAILS on page 33 in the OCCASIONS CATALOG.  It is bundled with the DOG BUILDER PUNCH.  Here is a close up of all the cute  cards  she created (she made two sets of six and gave one set to a friend!) and be sure you check out the envelopes she stamped to match the cards ~ dog for dog!!!

Dog Cards w envelopes

Close up of Dog cards

This is a purrrfect stamp set for Kelly ~ she is an avid animal lover who works at PETA and is able to take her cute dog, Lilly,  to work with her!  Thanks for sharing Kelly ~ fabulous job!

Bloom by Bloom

This stamp set, BLOOM BY BLOOM, just makes me happy!  You can find it on page 25 in Stampin' Up!'s OCCASIONS CATALOG.  On page 24 you have six samples using the stamps and the Designer Series Paper ~ HAPPINESS BLOOMS DSP.  The set is bundled (saving you 10%) with the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack ~ a nice addition to these pretty SPRINGTIME images!  Here are some more samples for you to enjoy on this lovely SPRING day!  The samples are from a demonstrator co-op that I belong to so I have added the name of each of the demonstrators who originally created the card using the HAPPINESS BLOOMS SUITE.  Enjoy this beautiful Sunday!

Pat Mayer


Terri Walker

Happiness Blooms DSP Card

Michelle Suit

Happiness Blooms DSP with 'cake'

Susan Reitmeyer Lagits

Bloom by Bloom w DSP in yellow


Project Sheet Tuesday

Continuing with the stamp set HUMMING ALONG on page 36 in the Occasions Catalog.  I am thinking of featuring this card for one of the projects in my Stamp Clubs this month.  It is a wonderful image to color with Stampin' Up!'s STAMPIN' BLENDS and humming birds are so colorful that we can use almost any color.  You can find the list of STAMPIN' BLENDS on page 205 in the Annual Catalog (and more have been added in the Holiday and Occasions catalogs) ~ update coming in June with the introduction of the 2019-2020 catalog!

Humming Along

Download Humming Along Project Sheet

Sue Blaski's Stampin' Party

My friend, Sue, is taking advantage of a special offer during SALE-A-BRATION by having her own Stampin' Up! Party in the Cat/Art Studio.  Our theme is the Butterfly Gala stamp set on page 35 in the OCCASIONS CATALOG and, of course, we will be using the fabulous coordinating Designer Series Paper in the sale-a-bration brochure! She emailed me this week and said that she has 12 of her friends and have responded to her invitation to come.  How nice ~ I am looking forward to meeting them!  She also said that they were interested in knowing what they will be making so I thought I would share pictures similar to those that I will create for her party.  You too could have a party and from now until the end of March Stampin' Up! has increased the hostess rewards at the $250 level ~ all good for the hostess!!!  Let's set a date!

Black and White

Highland Heather

Tufted embossing folder