Stampin’ Up! Clean and Simple Sailing Home Card

Happy Monday everyone!

I hope you had a nice and relaxing weekend. Here’s to a great week ahead!!

My card starts off with Seaside Spray cardstock.

I took a panel of Basic White cardstock and used the Stamparatus to stamp the sailboat from the Sailing Home Stamp Set in Night of Navy across it. I didn’t re-ink them stamp, so it gives a nice ombre look.

I then embossed it using the Subtle Embossing Folder.

I then stamped the sentiment from the Sailing Home Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Night of Navy cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!


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


Place an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) in March and receive an upgraded spiral bound 2021-2022 Annual Catalog in April.

If you’ve placed an order through my store in the last year, you will automatically be mailed a catalog in April. But to receive the upgraded spiral bound catalog, just place a minimum $50 order in March!!

The spiral bound makes a HUGE difference with the annual catalogs, really helping you browse easily.


Free Class to Go!

We’re a little limited right now – so I’ve created a card class to go for you to put together from the comfort and safety of your home!

And better yet – it’s FREE when you buy the Butterfly Brilliance Collection through my store in March!
When you purchase this collection, I will automatically mail out the makings for four cards, as well as email you the four PDF files with the instructions on how to put them together. You just provide the ink!

If you would prefer to purchase the PDF instructions, you can head over here to request it. The cost is $15 for the four PDF files.


Use this host code 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 used to make this card:

Stampin’ Up! Ridiculously Awesome Sunshine Card

Looking quickly, you might not believe today’s card was made by me.

One word….yellow.
If you’ve followed my blog or social media for a bit you’ll know how I feel about yellow.

I really detest the color. Yet, when making a sunshine card, only yellow will do, and I really like how it came out.

My card starts off with Daffodil Delight cardstock, which I embossed using the Tin Tile Embossing Folder.

I then used the Stitched Triangles Dies and cut out a bunch of triangles from Daffodil Delight cardstock. I then adhered them over a panel of Basic White cardstock, which I then matted on Basic Black cardstock.

I stamped the “sunshine” from the Ridiculously Awesome Stamp Set in Memento Black ink, which I then fussy cut out and adhered down using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped the “sending” from the Well Said Stamp Set in Memento Black ink and adhered it next to the sunshine.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!


Place an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) in March and receive an upgraded spiral bound 2021-2022 Annual Catalog in April.

If you’ve placed an order through my store in the last year, you will automatically be mailed a catalog in April. But to receive the upgraded spiral bound catalog, just place a minimum $50 order in March!!

The spiral bound makes a HUGE difference with the annual catalogs, really helping you browse easily.


Free Class to Go!

We’re a little limited right now – so I’ve created a card class to go for you to put together from the comfort and safety of your home!

And better yet – it’s FREE when you buy the Butterfly Brilliance Collection through my store in March!
When you purchase this collection, I will automatically mail out the makings for four cards, as well as email you the four PDF files with the instructions on how to put them together. You just provide the ink!

If you would prefer to purchase the PDF instructions, you can head over here to request it. The cost is $15 for the four PDF files.


Use this host code 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 used to make this card:

Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Birthday Card

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

My card starts off with Thick Basic White cardstock.

I then used two patterns from the Butterfly Bijoy Designer Series Paper, matting the one on Bermuda Bay cardstock.

I next used the Brilliant Wings Dies to cut out one of the butterflies from another pattern in the Butterfly Bijou DSP. I adhered this down using a Stampin’ Dimensional.

I lastly stamped the sentiment from the Art Gallery Stamp Set in Bermuda Bay ink, snipping the end in a banner.

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. Kristi Gray
  4. Jaimie Babarczy <— You Are Here
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Karen Finkle
  7. Akiko Sudano
  8. Karen Ksenzakovic

Use this host code 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 used to make this card:

Stampin’ Up! Only Stamping Welcoming Window Card

Sometimes you just throw the bells and whistles out the window and stick to paper and ink.

I shared today’s card a few weeks ago in my live video, but wanted to share it here on my blog as well.
Granted, the Welcoming Window Bundle is gorgeous and I highly recommend getting the matching dies, but I wanted to show that you can still make a beautiful card with just the stamps.

My card starts off with Mint Macaron cardstock.

I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and created my window scene using Crumb Cake (window, sentiment), Gray Granite (stamped off for bricks), Mint Macaron (shutters, plant), Bumblebee (pot) Inks.

I then matted it on a panel of Crumb Cake cardstock.

And that’s it – super simple – ink and paper.

I’ll be back tonight with a live stamping tutorial on my Facebook page at 7:30 EST. It’s a masculine card…which can always be tricky so you won’t want to miss it…AND it’s a fun fold!

WHAT?! Me…a fun fold?! I know, what can I say.

Join me live and you might just win the card!!!

Thanks for checking out my project today!
Whether you’re just starting off stamping or have been doing it for years, be sure to add the Welcoming Window Stamp Set to your wish list!


Place an order of $50 (before shipping and tax) in March and receive an upgraded spiral bound 2021-2022 Annual Catalog in April.

If you’ve placed an order through my store in the last year, you will automatically be mailed a catalog in April. But to receive the upgraded spiral bound catalog, just place a minimum $50 order in March!!

The spiral bound makes a HUGE difference with the annual catalogs, really helping you browse easily.


Color Swatch Now Available!

Ever wonder what certain colors would look like together?
Ever wish you could access a sample of each color of cardstock?

I created a Color Swatch to help you with just this!!

For just $20 (includes the cost of shipping), you get a sample of every current Stampin’ Up! color, clearly labeled, and all on a ring for easy access – that’s 53 color samples!!
I did update the labels to include each color name and which color family it belongs to (i.e., Brights, Regals, etc.).

You can order a Color Swatch using this form here.


Use this host code 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! Butterfly Brilliance Now Available!

I am so beyond excited that the Butterfly Brilliance Collection is now available.

It’s gorgeous and a must-have!

The Butterfly Brilliance Bundle will carry over into the new annual catalog, but the Butterfly Bijou DSP and Natural Touch Specialty Paper is available only through May 3rd.

When you buy the collection through my store, you’ll receive a free card class to go!
I miss having in-person classes, so this is the next best thing.

The class to go makes four cards using the Butterfly Brilliance Collection product. You will automatically be mailed the makings for the four cards. You just need to provide the ink, stamps, and dies. You will also be emailed the PDF instructions to make each card.

If you wish just to just buy the PDF instructions, you can head over here.

Today’s card uses the Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set in a very simple way. It shows how you can use this beautiful stamp set but for a quick and easy card and still get a great card!

It starts off with Pool Party cardstock. I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and stamped the butterflies in Memento Black ink. Around the butterflies, I added an outline using the Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends Marker. I then matted this on Basic Black cardstock.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and heat set it.

I cut the end in a banner, wound around some Pool Party ribbon underneath, and added a few rhinestones. Ta-da, a really quick and simple, but pretty card!

Thanks for checking out my project today!


Color Swatch Now Available!

Ever wonder what certain colors would look like together?
Ever wish you could access a sample of each color of cardstock?

I created a Color Swatch to help you with just this!!

For just $20 (includes the cost of shipping), you get a sample of every current Stampin’ Up! color, clearly labeled, and all on a ring for easy access – that’s 53 color samples!!
I did update the labels to include each color name and which color family it belongs to (i.e., Brights, Regals, etc.).

You can order a Color Swatch using this form here.


Use this host code 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! Hydrangea Haven Acetate Card

Happy March!

Here’s hoping it behaves more like a lamb and not a lion and brings spring quickly.
Don’t get me wrong – I love me some snow.

But come March, I’m ready for tulips, sunshine, and fresh air!

I had a customer ask recently if I could make a card using the Hydrangea Hill Designer Series Paper and the Hydrangea Hill Mercury Acetate, so here we go…

My card starts off with Purple Posy cardstock, although I cut the bottom off the front from where the acetate starts down.

I then cut a piece of the Hydrangea Mercury Acetate at 4-1/4 x 5-1/2, adhering it to the Purple Posy card front. One side of this acetate has purple hues and the other side is silver. I put the silver side out.

Next, I took a pattern from the Hydrangea Hill DSP, cut it down to cover the top and bottom, matted it on Basic White cardstock, and adhered it over the acetate.

Next I stamped the “filler” image from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set in Old Olive ink. I cut it out, as well as a Purple Posy petal detail, and Old Olive leaf detail using the Hydrangea Dies. I adhered this over the acetate using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Hydrangea Haven Stamp Set in Gorgeous Grape ink, cutting it out with the same dies.

On the inside, I added a piece of the same pattern of Hydrangea Hill DSP and stamped some of the flowers in Gorgeous Grape ink.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


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


Free Class to Go!

We’re a little limited right now – so I’ve created a card class to go for you to put together from the comfort and safety of your home!

And better yet – it’s FREE when you buy the Butterfly Brilliance Collection through my store in March!
When you purchase this collection, I will automatically mail out the makings for four cards, as well as email you the four PDF files with the instructions on how to put them together. You just provide the ink!

If you would prefer to purchase the PDF instructions, you can head over here to request it. The cost is $15 for the four PDF files.


Color Swatch Now Available!

Ever wonder what certain colors would look like together?
Ever wish you could access a sample of each color of cardstock?

I created a Color Swatch to help you with just this!!

For just $20 (includes the cost of shipping), you get a sample of every current Stampin’ Up! color, clearly labeled, and all on a ring for easy access – that’s 53 color samples!!
I did update the labels to include each color name and which color family it belongs to (i.e., Brights, Regals, etc.).

You can order a Color Swatch using this form here.


Use this host code 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

NEW Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Card #2

On Wednesday, I shared a card that I made last week live.
It features the brand new Butterfly Brilliance Collection.

Honestly, I feel this collection should come with a warning. You will open it up, start creating with it, and not want to get up. You will neglect all household duties, replace meals for pieces of chocolate, and form a butt impression in your chair from not getting up….it’s THAT good!

For me the star of the collection is the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper – it is GORGEOUS!!!!

My card today starts off with Bermuda Bay cardstock and then layers over the front one of the patterns in the Butterfly Bijou DSP.

I then took a panel of Basic White cardstock and used the “basket weave” die from the Brilliant Wings Dies to add some texture to it. I then matted this on Basic Black cardstock.

Now, one of the patterns in the Butterfly Bijou DSP fits perfectly with the outline die in the Brilliant Wings Dies to cut out six gorgeous butterflies!!! I adhered three of these to the card front.

Next I stamped the sentiment from the Lovely You Stamp Set in Versamark ink on Basic Black cardstock, sprinkled it with White Embossing Powder, and cut it out using the Tasteful Labels Dies. Underneath it I wound around a bit of Pool Party ribbon and added a few rhinestones around.

If you buy the Butterfly Brilliance Collection in March through my store, I’ll mail you out a free class to go!!!

This class makes four cards using the collection. Included will be all the makings for the four cards except for the Memento Black Ink. In addition, you will also be emailed the four PDF instructions to make the cards.

If you wish to just purchase the PDF instructions, you can do so here.


Color Swatch Now Available!

Ever wonder what certain colors would look like together?
Ever wish you could access a sample of each color of cardstock?

I created a Color Swatch to help you with just this!!

For just $20 (includes the cost of shipping), you get a sample of every current Stampin’ Up! color, clearly labeled, and all on a ring for easy access – that’s 53 color samples!!
I did update the labels to include each color name and which color family it belongs to (i.e., Brights, Regals, etc.).

You can order a Color Swatch using this form here.


Use this host code 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! Friends are like Seashells Fun Fold Card

This week’s Happy Inkin’ Thursday Blog Hop theme is fun fold cards! Have fun hopping through the blogs to see what everyone made!

My card starts off with Seaside Spray cardstock, which I cut off a piece off the side of the card front.

I then matted two patterns from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper on Basic White cardstock, one for the front and one for the inside.

I took a panel of Basic White cardstock and scored it in half. I adhered half of it to the inside of the card, with the other half covering the card front (not adhered). I matted another pattern from the Sand & Sea Designer Series Paper on Basic White and adhered it to this panel.

I cut out three seashells from yet another pattern from the Sand & Sea DSP (I really love this DSP and how well all the patterns coordinate together) and adhered those to the front.

I then stamped one sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink on a banner of Basic White cardstock for the front and another sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink to the inside.

Thanks for checking out my project today!


Now click the link below to see what Sue’s created this week.

  1. Amy Koenders
  2. Mary Deatherage
  3. Jaimie Babarczy <— You Are Here
  4. Karen Finkle
  5. Akiko Sudano
  6. Karen Ksenzakovic

Use this host code 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 Use in this Card:

NEW Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Brilliance Video Tutorial

New product is always exciting.

But Stampin’ Up! really outdid themselves with the Butterfly Brilliance Collection. This collection will be available beginning March 2nd and includes a beautiful bundle, even more beautiful Designer Series Paper, and great specialty paper that has texture to it!

I’ve been playing around a lot with this product and I’m telling you – you’re going to LOVE it!!!

If you buy the Butterfly Brilliance Collection through my store in March, you will receive a free class to go that includes the makings for four cards using this product, as well as PDF instructions on how to put them together, for free!!!

And I LOVE these cards so much – I really wish I could just show them to you.

If you’d prefer to just buy the PDF instructions by themselves, you can do that also using this form.

You will notice that the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle (stamp set & coordinating dies) will carry over to the 2021-2022 Annual Catalog. However, the Butterfly Bijou Designer Series Paper and Natural Touch Specialty Paper are available only through May 3rd.

*Please note that tonight my Facebook live is canceled. Today is my 20th anniversary!!!!! I feel like that’s an accomplishment and although we were supposed to be celebrating on a warm, sunny island far south from here with a fun umbrella drink, we are still getting away for a few days to celebrate. I’ll be back next week!

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


Color Swatch Now Available!

Ever wonder what certain colors would look like together?
Ever wish you could access a sample of each color of cardstock?

I created a Color Swatch to help you with just this!!

For just $20 (includes the cost of shipping), you get a sample of every current Stampin’ Up! color, clearly labeled, and all on a ring for easy access – that’s 53 color samples!!
I did update the labels to include each color name and which color family it belongs to (i.e., Brights, Regals, etc.).

You can order a Color Swatch using this form here.


Use this host code 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 Extraordinary Card

Last week I shared a sweet and easy fun fold card using the beautiful Simply Succulents Bundle for my YouTube live.

Unfortunately, I have to cancel today’s live as I have a doctor’s appointment….which by the way, I was reminded today by one of my kids how badly I need to keep my calendar updated. If it wasn’t for one of them, I wouldn’t have realized the double booking.

Anyone else have a horrible memory?!

My card starts off with Mint Macaron cardstock. I then scored a diagonal to the card front. I then cut down a piece of Golden Garden Acetate to adhere to the card. I then adhered down the flap from the fold using Tear & Tape adhesive.

Next I stamped two succulents and bucket in Memento Black ink. I colored them in using Soft Sea Foam, Mossy Meadow, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Highland Heather, and Gray Granite Stampin’ Blends Markers. I cut them out, and the aloe and hanging plant, using the coordinating Potted Succulents Dies.

I then adhered them over a Basic White circle which I cut out using the Stitched Shapes Dies.

For the inside, I adhered a pattern from the Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper to the top. I adhered a panel of Basic White cardstock to the bottom and I stamped the sentiment in Pool Party ink.

Thanks for checking out my project today!!

To watch the video of how to make today’s card, check out the video below:


Color Swatch Now Available!

Ever wonder what certain colors would look like together?
Ever wish you could access a sample of each color of cardstock?

I created a Color Swatch to help you with just this!!

For just $20 (includes the cost of shipping), you get a sample of every current Stampin’ Up! color, clearly labeled, and all on a ring for easy access – that’s 53 color samples!!
I did update the labels to include each color name and which color family it belongs to (i.e., Brights, Regals, etc.).

You can order a Color Swatch using this form here.


Use this host code 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 Use to Make this Card: