Stampin’ Up! Color Contour Amazing Card

Happy Friday y’all!!!!

Had to throw the “y’all” in honor of being in North Carolina for the week 😉

We have had a lovely time away and return tomorrow, but we’ll be back – we’ll definitely be back!

My card today uses a really cool technique today. You can find it on page 26 of the Annual Catalog for further reference.

Stampin Up Color & Contour Amazing Card

My card starts off with Thick Basic White cardstock. I then took a Coastal Cabana pattern from the Brights Designer Series Paper and matted it on a piece of Coastal Cabana cardstock.

Stampin Up Color & Contour Amazing Card

I then used the Scalloped Contours Dies to cut a beautiful stitched scalloped layer. I ripped basic printer paper with a ragged edge for either side of this cardstock. Using the Blender Brushes, I added Coastal Cabana and Fresh Freesia color. Remove the paper and you’re left with this really artistic coloring.

Stampin Up Color & Contour Amazing Card

Over this I stamped the image from the Color & Contour Stamp Set in Memento Black ink.

Stampin Up Color & Contour Amazing Card

I stamped the sentiment from the Color & Contour Stamp Set in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with Black Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

Lastly, I added a couple of Fresh Freesia Jewels next to the sentiment.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


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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.
If you’d like more information, definitely check this out.


Use this host code – QETRXHN7 – 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! Sweet Symmetry Thinking of You Card

I love our Designer Series Paper. First, it’s double sided so you actually get 12 designs in a pack. Second, it’s all coordinating, meaning you can mix and match the patterns up and don’t have to worry about them matching. Thirdly, they make paper crafting so quick and easy!

I pulled out the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper for this week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop.

My card starts off with Bumblebee cardstock.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry

I then took a pattern from the Sweet Symmetry Designer Series Paper and matted it on Night of Navy cardstock.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry

I stamped the butterflies from the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set in Bumblebee Ink on Basic White cardstock. I then took a Blending Pen and lightly pulled the color all around the butterfly.

*Tip: Be light-handed with the Blending Pen as it’s meant to be used with Watercolor Paper. Don’t go over the same spot more than once.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry

I cut the butterflies out using the Brilliant Wings Dies. I sort of fluffed the wings with my hands and adhered down just the body of them using some Tear & Tape.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry

I stamped the sentiment from the Beauty of Friendship Stamp Set in Night of Navy ink, cutting it out with the coordinating Beautiful Trees Dies.

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry

Lastly, I added a few Resin Dots. Thanks for checking out my project today!!!

Stampin Up Sweet Symmetry

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
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Akiko Sudano
  7. 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! Nothing’s Better Than Cocktails Card

Monday, Tuesday, and today I’m sharing team challenges I made for my team, both sketch and color.

Ironically enough, even though I made these challenges, I found today’s color challenge very, well, challenging!

And even the overall design isn’t very “me.” So bare with me today please.

Stampin Up Nothing's Better Than Cocktails Card

My card starts off with Thick Basic White cardstock which I embossed using the Checks & Dots Embossing Folder.

Stampin Up Nothing's Better Than Cocktails Card

I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and embossed it on the Gold Metallic Specialty Paper. Using the same gorgeous paper, I cut out the “cocktails” using the Love You More Than Dies. I cut out a few to layer over one another to make it pop.

I stamped the drinks in Memento Black ink and then used Pool Party, Granny Apple Green, and Petal Pink ink to color it in. I cut it out with the same Love You More Than Dies.

Stampin Up Nothing's Better Than Cocktails Card

I stamped the rest of the sentiment from the Nothing’s Better Than Stamp Set in Versamark ink, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

Nothing's Better Than Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!


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.
If you’d like more information, definitely check this out.


Use this host code – QETRXHN7 – 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! Friends are Like Seashells Card

Yesterday I shared one challenge I had for my team this month.

Today, I’m sharing another sketch and color challenge I gave my team this month.

My card starts off with Night of Navy cardstock. I took another panel of Night of Navy cardstock and stamped the various images from the Friends are like Seashells Stamp on it in Night of Navy ink.

Next I used the Stitched Rectangles Dies and cut out two rectangles, one from Crumb Cake cardstock and the other from Basic White cardstock.

I used a Blending Brush to add Crumb Cake ink around the edges of the Basic White cardstock and then stamped the sentiment in Night of Navy ink.

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Card

I stamped the seashells in Coastal Cabana ink and Crumb Cake ink.

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Card

I used a Blender Pen to pull out the color into the seashells. You’ll want to do this lightly and not go over the same area more than once as it will tear the paper.

I cut the seashells out and adhered them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Friends are like Seashells

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Feel free to play along with our sketch and color challenges, or better yet, join my team for a chance to win a prize!!!

I have women from all across the United States on my team. Some are building a business, most want to save 20% on their hobby. Either way, I would LOVE to help you maximize your value!


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.

If you’d like more information, definitely check this out.


Use this host code – QETRXHN7 – 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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Stampin’ Up! Lovely You Smile Card

“Your mission, should you chose to accept it…”
Gotta love Mission Impossible.

I’ve created a series of challenges for my team this month, you know I love challenges, including sketch and/or color.

I find they really help creatively, sort of as a jumping off point. You’ll see my cards early on this week and then at the end, I’ll share what they created. First up…

My card starts off with Fresh Freesia cardstock which I embossed using the Painted Texture Embossing Folder.

Stampin Up Lovely You Card

I next used the Tasteful Labels Dies and cut out a banner from the Ombre Specialty Paper.

I then cut a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the various images from the Lovely You Stamp Set in Highland Heather, Fresh Freesia, and Mint Macaron ink and then matted this on another panel of Basic White cardstock.

Stampin Up Lovely You Card

Next, I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set in Highland Heather ink and cut it out with the same banner die, adhering it down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Lovely You Card

Lastly, I added a Highland Heather bow next to the sentiment. I decided to make the card in both landscape and portrait orientation. You’ll have to let me know which you like more.

Stampin Up Lovely You Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Stampin Up Lovely You Card

Feel free to play along with our sketch and color challenges, or better yet, join my team for a chance to win a prize!!!

I have women from all across the United States on my team. Some are building a business, most want to save 20% on their hobby. Either way, I would LOVE to help you maximize your value!


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.

If you’d like more information, definitely check this out.


Use this host code – QETRXHN7 – 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.
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Stampin’ Up! Art in Bloom Simple Wedding Card

I love simple.
I love minimal.
I love monochromatic.

So are you ready to see my ideal card…

Stampin’ Up! Art in Bloom Wedding Card

I shared this card this past Wednesday night on my Facebook live. It’s super simple but uses the Art in Bloom Bundle which has incredible value! If you missed the live tutorial, you can check it out here.

Stampin’ Up! Art in Bloom Wedding Card

My card starts off with Thick Basic White cardstock. I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and embossed it using the Bloom Hybrid Embossing Folder. I cut out the flowers with the coordinating dies in the bundle, adhering them down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin’ Up! Art in Bloom Wedding Card

I stamped the sentiment from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set in Memento Black ink and cut it out with the same dies. Underneath, I wound around some Silver Twine and added a few rhinestones next to it.

Stampin Up Art in Bloom

Thanks for checking out my project today!


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.
If you’d like more information, definitely check this out.


Use this host code – QETRXHN7 – 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! Friends are Like Seashells Ombre Card

For our Beach/Ocean theme this week, I immediately thought of using the Friends are like Seashells Bundle.

May be an image of body of water and text that says 'Happy Inkin Thursday Blog Hop May 20- Theme Challenge Beach/Dcean Dcean'

But I also wanted it to be very colorful and fun!

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Congrats Card

My card starts off with Bermuda Bay cardstock.

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Congrats Card

Then, using Blending Brushes, I colored a panel of Basic White cardstock using Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, and Daffodil Delight ink.

I embossed this using the new Macrame Embossing Folder and matted it on a panel of Basic White cardstock.

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Congrats Card

I then stamped the seashell from the Friends are like Seashells Stamp Set in Coastal Cabana ink and fussy cut it out, adhering it down with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment in Calypso Coral ink.

Stampin Up Friends are Like Seashells Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!! Now click the button below to see what Sue’s created this week!

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Jaimie Babarczy <– You Are Here
  4. Sue Prather
  5. Karen Finkle
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic

Use this host code – QETRXHN7 – 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!
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Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Hello Card

Hello friends!

I am super happy today because it’s Wednesday, which means I’ll be “seeing” you a little later for my live tutorial!

Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Hello Card

Today’s card is the one I shared live last week. It makes me super happy too because of its bright and cheerful colors with the gorgeous new Artistically Inked Bundle.

Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Hello Card

It’s a fairly simple layout, but the Expressions in Ink Designer Series Paper poking out from behind with the pops of gold are stunning!!!

Stampin’ Up! Artistically Inked Hello Card

The whole Expressions in Ink Suite is really gorgeous!!!! I love suites because all the product coordinates beautifully together and makes card making so easy!

I’ll be back tonight at 7:30 EDT over on my Facebook page with another live card tutorial. Tonight I’m using the Art in Bloom Bundle and I have a bunch of tips to share with you!!! If you catch it live, you’ll have a chance to win the card!

Stampin Up Artistically Inked Card

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

Stampin Up Artistically Inked Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!

Check out the video to see exactly how to make the card:


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.
If you’d like more information, definitely check this out.


Use this host code – QETRXHN7 – 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! Garden Birdhouses Welcome Card

The new Garden Birdhouses Stamp is really sweet!!!

I created this scene and then posted over on Facebook this weekend about whether to color it or not. Well, it was a RESOUNDING color it.

I’m thinking of switching a few things though, as I’ll be making this card over on YouTube today live at 1:00 EDT. Be sure to join me to see which card you like more this one or the one I make live.

Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses Welcome Card

My card starts off with Thick Whisper White cardstock, on which I adhered a pattern from the True Love Designer Series Paper.

Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses Welcome Card

Next, I stamped the various images from the Garden Birdhouses Stamp Set in Memento Black ink. I colored it in using Daffodil Delight, Crumb Cake, Granny Apple Green, and Fresh Freesia Stampin’ Blends Markers.

Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses Welcome Card

I matted this on another panel of Basic White cardstock and then folded over a small piece of Fresh Freesia ribbon in the bottom corner.

Stampin’ Up! Garden Birdhouses Welcome Card

Lastly, I added a few Fresh Freesia Jewels.

Thanks for checking out my project today – hope you can join me today at 1:00 EDT!!!


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.
If you’d like more information, definitely check this 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!

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Stampin’ Up! Plentiful Plants Friend Card

I knew when I made this card, my oldest daughter would like it.

I hired her to watermark the cards and get them ready on my blog, and sure enough, she said – Mommy, I really like this card.

It uses the new Plentiful Plants Bundle from the Bloom Where You’re Planted Suite.

Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Friend Card

My card starts off with Mint Macaron cardstock, in which I adhered another panel of Mint Macaron cardstock using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Friend Card

Next, I took a banner of Basic White cardstock and embossed it using the Macrame Embossing Folder.

Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Friend Card

I then created my hanging plant using Sahara Sand cardstock and ink and Soft Succulent ink, cutting them out with the coordinating Perfect Plants Dies. I adhered this down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Friend Card

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Plentiful Plants Stamp Set in Soft Succulent ink and fussy cut it out, adhering it down using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Card

Lastly, I added a couple of Mint Macaron Genial Gems next to the sentiment.

Stampin Up Plentiful Plants Card

Thanks for checking out my project today!!!


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


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.
If you’d like more information, definitely check this 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!

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