Stampin’ Up! Clean and Simple Hydrangea Haven Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a color challenge using the new 2021-2023 In-Colors.

I decided to keep things real clean and simple using the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set. This card is perfect for someone just beginning to stamp or for someone who wants a quick and easy card.

My card starts off with Fresh Freesia cardstock, which I covered with a pattern from the Pansy Patch Designer Series Paper.

I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the images from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set in Soft Succulent and Fresh Freesia ink (stamping off for the lighter shade).

I then matted this on Fresh Freesia cardstock and adhered it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen ink.

Stampin' Up! Hydrangea Haven

Lastly, I added a Bumblebee Trinket next to the flowers.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!

Stampin' Up! Hydrangea Haven

Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week!

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic

Use this host code – V27R266U – when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


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Stampin’ Up! Inspiring Thoughts Card & Video

Happy Wednesday!!!

Today’s card is the one I shared last week live for my Wednesday Facebook live. It’s a simple card that comes together quick and easy using the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper.

The Beauty of Friendship Bundle is a great duo of Inspiring Thoughts Stamp Set which has really great sentiments that cover just about every occasion and Inspiring Canopy Dies, which makes a great nature scene.

What I love most about this bundle – you can use it for just about any occasion and for masculine cards too, which can be a bit challenging.

I’ll be back tonight for another live tutorial at 7:30 EDT on my Facebook page. I’ll be sharing a new product which you won’t want to miss. You’ll also have the opportunity to win the card!!!

If you ever miss a tutorial, you can check them out over on my YouTube Channel. While there, be sure to subscribe so you don’t miss out on anything!!

Stampin' Up! Beauty of Friendship

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Stampin' Up! Beauty of Friendship

To see exactly how to make today’s card, check out the video below:


Earn more just by getting the items you love!

Right now, earn an extra $25 in Stampin’ Rewards (aka – free product) with any order of $250+.

So what exactly does that break down to?

Let’s say your order is $300, you’d get $36 in Stampin’ Rewards and then an additional $25 for a total of $61 in free product!!!!!


Stampin’ Up! just upped the savings with their Starter Kit.

When you buy the Starter Kit for $99, you now get $155 in product!!! It also ships free which is another $15 in savings.

There’s never any pressure to sell – just a lot of fun saving money on your hobby!!!!

If you’re ready to join, this will help you with a step-by-step guide.
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Use this host code – V27R22GU – when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
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Annual Catalog Now Live & Lots of Ways to Save

The 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is officially live!!!

It’s full of some of returning favorites and lots of new stamps, ink, and paper.

If your wish list looks anything like mine, it’s long.

I want to save you the most money I can. Luckily, Stampin’ Up! has two opportunities for you to save money because let’s face it – saving money, means you can get more product!!!

May 4-June 14, when you spend $250 in an order, receive an extra $25 in hostess rewards!!!

Just think of all the free product you can get!!

So what does that look like?
Let’s say your order totals $300. You would earn $61 in free product!!!

Now that’s a lot of savings!!!

Now for THE best way to save money and really maximize your value – the Starter Kit.

May 4-31, for just $99, receive $155 in product in your Starter Kit, which ships for free, and then 20% all orders from then on out!!!!

That’s 20% on top of the 10% you get off bundles, 20% off already greatly discounted clearance items, 20% off the Stampin’ Cut and Emboss Machine and so much more!!

When you buy the Starter Kit, you get to be a part of the Stampin’ Up! family and specifically, my group of ladies from all across the United States.

Now….let’s put the two opportunities together.

  • Let’s say you buy the Starter Kit in May.
  • You pay $99 and get to choose $155 in product
  • Then come beginning of June, you place a $300 order as a demonstrator
  • You save 20% on this order and receive the Hostess Rewards
  • In total, you bought $455 in product
  • You SAVED around $175 – that’s about 38% in savings!!!

Now for a partay….

Join me May 14th over on Facebook for an hour of fun as we celebrate the new Annual Catalog!

It’ll be just an hour long, from 8:00 to 9:00 EDT, filled to the brink with fun, tips, and of course prizes!!
Don’t miss out!!!


Use this host code – V27R22GU – when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

Stampin’ Up! Sweet Strawberry Hello Card

Who’s ready for tomorrow?!

The 2021-2022 Annual Catalog goes live!!! I have my list written out and ready to go!

My card today starts off with Poppy Parade cardstock. I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and splattered Poppy Parade ink on it using the Stampin’ Blends markers.

I then stamped the leaf image from the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on the panel of Basic White cardstock. I colored it in using the Granny Apple Green and a little Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I cut out a circle of Basic Black cardstock using the Layering Circles Dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Strawberry Stamp Set in Memento Black ink on Basic White cardstock. I cut it out using the Tasteful Labels Dies.

I stamped the strawberries, leaf, and flower in Memento Black ink. I colored it in with Poppy Parade, Granny Apple Green, and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blends. I cut it out using the Strawberry Builder Punch.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!

Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry

Today’s card was inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


*LAST DAY* Annual Catalog Product Share Now Available!!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Share

With a new Annual Catalog comes lots of beautiful new Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and embellishments. To help get the new goodies to you for a fraction of the price, I’ve set up a Product Share.

There are a few different options depending on what you’re looking for, including some with free product and free shipping. For all the details, head over here.


Use this host code – V27R266U – when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

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Stampin’ Up! Color & Contour Thank You Cards

Team pink vs. team purple

I mentioned it this week over on Facebook that people tend to either be team pink or team purple. I was surprised by everyone’s answers. They were pretty 50/50. You can vote for team pink or team purple here.

In honor of team pink vs. team purple, I made two cards today using the same layout, same product, but one pink and one purple. Let me know in the comments which one you prefer 🙂

My card starts off with one of our new In Colors, Polished Pink. I then used the brand new Scalloped Contours Dies to cut out a scalloped piece of Basic White cardstock. I used the same dies, the next size smaller, to cut out a scalloped Melon Mambo pattern from the Brights Designer Series Paper.

This particular pattern is part of the new pack included in the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. You get a sampling of it, and all the new Designer Series Paper for that matter, in my Product Share. You can check out all the details here.

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Color & Contour Stamp Set in Melon Mambo ink. I used another die from the Scalloped Contours Dies to cut it out.

You’ll notice that the die itself is bigger than the sentiment. Using a simple method, I made the die fit the sentiment. Although not this exact die, check out this video here to see how to make a die fit a sentiment better.

Next I stamped the floral image in Memento Black ink and the inside floral image in Polished Pink. I adhered this to a piece of Foam Adhesive Sheet and then cut it out using the same dies. I then wrapped around a piece of Polished Pink ribbon in a knot.

This ribbon is gorgeous, available in all five 2021-2023 In Colors beginning May 4th and in my Product Share as well.

Here’s a look at the same card, same layout but using Fresh Freesia and Highland Heather colors.

So the question is, are you team pink or team purple?

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!

Stampin' Up! Color & Contour

Annual Catalog Product Share Now Available!!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Share

With a new Annual Catalog comes lots of beautiful new Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and embellishments. To help get the new goodies to you for a fraction of the price, I’ve set up a Product Share.

There are a few different options depending on what you’re looking for, including some with free product and free shipping. For all the details, head over here.


Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

Stampin’ Up! Simply Succulents Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop is a sketch challenge. Happy hopping!!

My card starts off with Pool Party cardstock, which I embossed using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

I guess I must really like this embossing folder as I’ve used it in 3 out of the 4 cards this week. What can I say – if it ain’t broke, no need to fix it. 😉

Next I took a panel of Soft Sea Foam cardstock and matted it on Basic White cardstock. I used a Soft Succulent pattern from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper that I adhered over the Soft Sea Foam cardstock.

Next I created my pot of succulents using the Simple Succulents Bundle. I stamped the pot using the Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends Markers and the succulent using the (new and available May 4th) Soft Succulent and Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Stampin Up Simply Succulents Card

I cut out an aloe plant from Soft Succulent cardstock and a the other elements from Pool Party cardstock. The single succulent I stamped in Soft Succulent ink on Basic White cardstock. I cut them out using the Potted Succulents Dies, adhering them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next I wound around a piece of Soft Succulent ribbon to go under the sentiment. The sentiment from the Simply Succulents Stamp Set I stamped in Soft Succulent ink. I cut it out along with the succulent details using the Potted Succulents Dies.

Stampin' Up! Simply Succulents Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!! Be sure to head over to the store May 4th to get all this great new product!!

Stampin' Up! Simply Succulent Card

Now click on the button below to see what Sue’s created this week!

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy <— You Are Here
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic

Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

Stampin’ Up! Hand-Penned Petals Fun Fold Card & Video

Last week I shared a really beautiful fun fold card using brand new product from the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog.

I don’t do a lot of fun folds, so believe me, if I can do it – so can you!!!

The card uses the Hand-Penned Designer Series Paper which is gorgeous!!! It has beautiful floral images and watercolor patterns.

It is included in my Annual Catalog Product Share, so be sure to check out the details on how you can get it, and a sampling of all the other new DSP!!!

The card also uses the new Inspiring Thoughts Stamp Set, which covers just about every sentiment you could need. It has great sentiments for both the inside and outside of your card. It’ll be available May 4th!

I’ll be back with another card tonight using brand new product. I’ll be using the new Inspiring Thoughts Bundle, the same stamp set that I used for today’s card. Join me at 7:30 EDT over on my Facebook page – you won’t want to miss it!

If you ever miss a tutorial of mine, you can check them all out on my YouTube Channel. Be sure to subscribe while you’re over there so you don’t miss out on anything!!

Stampin Up Hand-Penned Petals

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Stampin Up Hand-Penned Petals

To see exactly how I made the card, check out the video below:


Mother’s Day Gift Giving

Let’s face it, moms deserve to be celebrated and to receive a pretty awesome Mother’s Day gift, but it can be hard to know what to get her.

I got your back. Head over here for all the details on a gift she’s sure to love!


Annual Catalog Product Share Now Available!!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Share

With a new Annual Catalog comes lots of beautiful new Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and embellishments. To help get the new goodies to you for a fraction of the price, I’ve set up a Product Share.

There are a few different options depending on what you’re looking for, including some with free product and free shipping. For all the details, head over here.


Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

Stampin’ Up! Simply Elegant Wedding Card & Video

Let’s talk Designer Series Paper for a moment.

I think besides ink pads, it was the first thing I bought when I first started stamping. Why? Because it makes really easy, quick, beautiful cards.

The new 2021-2022 Annual Catalog is full of gorgeous Designer Series Paper – honestly, I think Stampin’ Up! hit it out of the park with the paper!!!

I have a Product Share to get you a sampling of it all!!! Yes all new Designer Series Paper. I just counted and it’s 172 sheets of 6×6 paper – wow!

I used the new Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper in my card today. It’ll be available beginning May 4th, as well as in my Product Share!

My card starts with Very Vanilla cardstock. In the corner I stamped the floral image from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set in Basic Gray ink (stamping off first). I then embossed this using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

(I must reaaaaalllly like doing this, but I did it yesterday in this card.)

Stampin Up Simply Elegant Wedding Card

I then adhered two patterns from the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper. The name fits this paper perfectly – it’s very elegant!!!!

I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock, sprinkled it with Silver Embossing Powder, and heat set it. I cut it out using the Painted Labels Dies and then wound some beautiful Silver Trim underneath it.

*This Simply Elegant Trim comes in silver and gold and is included in my Product Share.

I then fussy cut out two of the flowers from another pattern in the Simply Elegant Designer Series Paper. Lastly, I added a few silver epoxy embellishments (also included in the Product Share).

Stampin Up Simply Elegant

Thanks for checking out my project today!

To watch a video to see how I made this card (including how I troubleshooted not having necessary product with me):


Mother’s Day Gift Giving

Let’s face it, moms deserve to be celebrated and to receive a pretty awesome Mother’s Day gift, but it can be hard to know what to get her.

I got your back. Head over here for all the details on a gift she’s sure to love!


Annual Catalog Product Share Now Available!!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Share

With a new Annual Catalog comes lots of beautiful new Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and embellishments. To help get the new goodies to you for a fraction of the price, I’ve set up a Product Share.

There are a few different options depending on what you’re looking for, including some with free product and free shipping. For all the details, head over here.


Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

Stampin’ Up! A Cut Above Masculine Card

The A Cut Above Stamp Set has special meaning for me.

I talked about it in this post here, so I of course wanted to use it again. I just love this adorable man whistling away while he mows.

I trimmed my card down so it was more narrow. I then stamped the man mowing image from the A Cut Above Stamp Set in Memento Black ink. I colored it in using Poppy Parade, Smoky Slate, Granny Apple Green, Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Soft Suede, and Ivory & Bronze Stampin’ Blends Markers.

I then embossed the front using the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder.

Next I stamped the clouds, bird, and sun on a separate piece of Basic White cardstock. I colored them in using the Daffodil Delight and Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Markers and fussy cut them out.

I stamped the sentiment from the A Cut Above Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink and cut it out using the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

Stampin' Up! A Cut Above

Thanks for checking out my project today!!


Today’s card was loosely inspired by this week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge.


Mother’s Day Gift Giving

Let’s face it, moms deserve to be celebrated and to receive a pretty awesome Mother’s Day gift, but it can be hard to know what to get her.

I got your back. Head over here for all the details on a gift she’s sure to love!


Annual Catalog Product Share Now Available!!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Share

With a new Annual Catalog comes lots of beautiful new Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and embellishments. To help get the new goodies to you for a fraction of the price, I’ve set up a Product Share.

There are a few different options depending on what you’re looking for, including some with free product and free shipping. For all the details, head over here.


Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!

Product List

Stampin’ Up! Beauty of Friendship Thinking of You Card

All week we’ve been talking about the new 2021-2023 In Colors.

If you missed them, you can find them here Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.

Today’s card uses the new Evening Evergreen and I paired it with the gorgeous Beauty of the Earth Suite, which will be available May 4th.

My card starts off with Soft Suede cardstock which I covered with a pattern from the Beauty of Earth Designer Series Paper.

**This paper is really amazing and is included in my Product Share. Want a sampling of it? Check out my Product Share and get lots of new product for a fraction of the price!!

Stampin Up Beauty Of Friendship Thinking of You Card

I then took a panel of Evening Evergreen cardstock and embossed it with the Tasteful Textile Embossing Folder and then matted it on a panel of Basic White cardstock.

Next, I took a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the bigger tree image in Evening Evergreen ink, stamping off first. I then stamped the more detailed image in Evening Evergreen ink over it, stamping off first again. I then stamped the trunk in Soft Suede ink, yes, you guessed it, stamping off first. I then matted this on Soft Suede cardstock.

For the other tree, I stamped the bigger tree image in Soft Succulent ink (stamping off first) and then the more detailed tree image in Evening Evergreen ink over it. I stamped the trunk in Soft Suede ink and cut them both out using the Beautiful Trees Dies, adhering them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin' Up! Beauty of Friendship Card

I used the same dies to cut out two birds from Bumblebee cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set in Evening Evergreen ink on Crumb Cake cardstock and cut it out with the Beautiful Trees Dies. Underneath I wound around some Crumb Cake Twine.

*By the way, this twine comes in a variety pack of 5 colors, and is also included in my Product Share!

Stampin' Up! Beauty of Friendship Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Don’t forget this product is available beginning May 4th so be sure to add it to your wish list. If you haven’t received a catalog yet and would like one, please let me know here.


Mother’s Day Gift Giving

Let’s face it, moms deserve to be celebrated and to receive a pretty awesome Mother’s Day gift, but it can be hard to know what to get her.

I got your back. Head over here for all the details on a gift she’s sure to love!


Annual Catalog Product Share Now Available!!

2021-2022 Annual Catalog Product Share

With a new Annual Catalog comes lots of beautiful new Designer Series Paper, ribbon, and embellishments. To help get the new goodies to you for a fraction of the price, I’ve set up a Product Share.

There are a few different options depending on what you’re looking for, including some with free product and free shipping. For all the details, head over here.


Use this host code – CK4ZPGEX – when your order is $50 or more (before shipping and taxes) and receive a free gift from me! If your order is over $150, please do not use this code, but you’ll still get the free gift. The free gift is your choice of any item valued up to $9 in any current catalog.


  • Visit my online store here.
  • Earn FREE Stampin’ Up! Products – Join my Star Rewards Program – My online customer thank you program!
  • Have any questions? I’d be happy to help, click here to contact me.
  • Want to receive the Starter Kit? Click here for more details!