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Wild About You MOJO498

Pick a Pattern Suite Mojo498


I’m starting to get really excited about the launch of the 2017-2018 Stampin’ UP! Annual Catalog on June 1st!   I just know you are going to love many of the new products, including the Pick a Pattern Suite that I’m sharing today.  I’ve already created 2 other cards with this suite and you can see them HERE and HERE.  Nonetheless, I think today’s card is my favorite by far. Do you see the little bear peeking out from behind the greeting?  Isn’t he adorable?


This week’s sketch from Mojo Monday was perfect for featuring several of the fun and whimsical patterns in the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  Even though there is a bear stamp in the Pieces & Patterns stamp set, I decided to cut the bear from the Designer Series Paper.  There are many cute images to choose from on the paper including a fox, moose, hedgehog, racoon, and bunny.  I also cut the mountains from the paper.



For the focal point, I stamped the greeting in Basic Black archival ink onto Whisper White cardstock.  Next, I used a Crushed Curry marker to color the shadow of the “wild” portion.   I die-cut the focal point with the Layering Circles Framelits Dies.  And finally,  I added some stamped dots and a little Flirty Flamingo heart enamel shape to the bottom of the focal point. (The 2016-2018 In Color Enamel Shapes are on the retiring list and on sale for 50% off.  You can get them HERE.)


As you can see in the close-up, there are many adorable patterns in the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  You are definitely going to want to add it to your collection on June 1st!

Need a catalog?

If you don’t currently have a demonstrator and live in the US,  email me at  I’d love to have you as a customer and I’ll gladly send you a complimentary catalog!  You’ll only pay shipping and handling charges for the catalog, which can be applied to your first order.

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Monday Montage 93

Welcome back to the Monday Montage blog hop!  Every other Monday, my friends and I share inspiring paper craft projects.  Be sure to visit all the stops….you don’t want to miss anything!

Woodgrain Happy Birthday Gorgeous

Did Mother’s Day sneak up on you, like it did on me?  I think Father’s Day is going to do the same thing!  As I was creating my project for tonight’s blog hop, I decided to use the sketch below as my inspiration and feature the Nailed It stamp set.  Nailed It will be retiring at the end of this month and is still (as of this writing) available.  However, many of the other items on my Father’s Day card for tonight have already sold out.  I’ll still share it at the end of this post, but I wanted to create something that would get you excited about the upcoming new catalog!


As you may know from my previous post, I am very fond of the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  I love all of the greetings and the 2-stamp flowers are adorable.  Using the sketch, I paired the stamp set with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper to give the card a rustic feel.  I really like how it turned out, don’t you?


I stamped the greeting in Basic Black Archival ink onto Whisper White card stock, then die-cut it with the Layering Circles Framelits.  Next, I created a frame from Lemon Lime Twist card stock by die-cutting the same circle and an outer circle from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The flowers were stamped in Powder Pink, Berry Burst, and Crushed Curry inks.  Unfortunately, there isn’t a coordinating set of framelits for these flowers, so I had to fussy cut them.  It may look complicated, but it only took a few minutes.


I finished off the card by adding some Glitter Enamel Dots.  This product has been SO VERY POPULAR with demonstrators during the preorder.  I know you’ll want them, but there may be a slight delay for them to be back in stock.  Don’t worry!  I’ll keep you posted.  I definitely want more for myself, too.

Nailed It
You can get the Nailed It Stamp set for 25% Off through May 31st or while supplies last. Click the image for details.

So, now that you’ve seen the masculine version of the sketch, which one do you prefer?  Leave me a comment below to let me know your pick.

You can click the Back button to visit her Kaitlyn’s amazing blog or the Next button to see what wonderful project Wendy has to share.

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Freaky Sneak Peek

Control Freaks Blog Hop


Welcome to the Control Freaks monthly blog tour! This month’s theme is New Catalog Sneak Peek!

This is the first stop on the tour, but you may have just visited the very talented, Dawn Olchefske.  She always has some amazing projects to share.  You’ll want to read through to end of this post to find out your next stop on the tour.

Every year, Stampin’ UP! introduces five new colors to add to our existing line.  These colors are only available for 2 years, and then they are retired.  I like to introduce customers to the new IN Color arrivals at my new catalog launch parties.  I find the best way to do that is with a simple make & take project that is quick, easy, and highlights each individual color.

Powder Pink IN Color Card

For these cards, I used the following products:

Thick Whisper White Card Stock

In Color 8-1/2″ x 11″ Card Stock

Happy Birthday Thinlits (with the Big Shot)

Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack

1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in each color

Fresh Fig In Color Card

To conserve paper, I cut the Happy Birthday Thinlits from the In Color Card Stock that is behind the front panel.  I love showing my customers neat little tricks like this!  The measurements that I use for the Designer Series Paper also helps with maximizing the paper for creating multiple cards.

Berry Burst In Color Card


Here are the measurements for the card pieces in order of layers from back to front:

Whisper White:  4-1/4″ x 11″ scored at 5-1/2″  OR 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″

In Color Card Stock:  4″ x 5-1/4″

Whisper White:  3-3/4″ x 5″

Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper:  1-3/4″ x 3-3/4″ or 3/4″ by 5″

Lemon Lime Twist In Color Card

At my open house events, I will let my customers select their favorite color for their make & take project.  It is exciting to see which colors are the most popular each year.  I haven’t picked a favorite because I love them all!

Tranquil Tide In Color Card

Have you picked a favorite new In Color?

Tell me about in the comments.  I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Don’t forget to visit Lyssa Griffin Zwolanek to continue on the blog tour. She always has such inspirational projects on her blog!

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Bold Happy Birthday TGIF Challenges Sketch #108

Daisy Delight Happy Birthday #TGIFC108

It’s Friday and you know what that means:  time for a fabulous TGIF Challenge!  This week is a sketch challenge.  The sketch is very simple, so you can keep it very clean or really step it up.  If you’d like to see what the other talented designers created, be sure to click on the challenge image below.  Add the hastag #tgifc108 to your projects so that we may find them easily and show you some comment love.

I used some of the sneak peek items that you’ve already seen for this card, but I also added a few new elements that you are definitely going to want.  The black and white background paper is from the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper.  Of course, the daisy is from the Daisy Delight stamp set and was punched with the Daisy punch.  You can see more with these products here and here.

Daisy Delight Happy Birthday #TGIFC108

Don’t you find something eye-catching about using black and white with a pop of color?

For this card, I popped it with a Crushed Curry Happy Birthday greeting.  The greeting was die-cut with the Big Shot and Happy Birthday Thinlit, which you can purchase on June 1.  I’ve also added a bit of Crushed Curry Mini Chevron 3/8″ riboon.


Close Up of Daisy Delight Happy Birthday #TGIFC108


Local customers:  I’ll be having 2 Open House events for the new catalog launch and I hope that you’ll be able to attend!

Saturday, May 27th from 9am–11am

Wednesday, May 31st from 6pm–8pm

WHERE:  Stout Chiropractic, 1781 E Lincoln Road, Kokomo, IN

You’ll be able to pick up a complimentary catalog, enjoy some light refreshments and complete a quick make & take project.   To receive an additional FREE gift from me, simply RSVP by email to  and/or bring a new friend that I haven’t met.

Hope to see you there!

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Seaside Shore Card Sketch

Seaside Shore Stamp Set

Seaside Shore stamp set will continue to be available, but the By the Shore Designer Series Paper will retire at the end of May.

How can that be?  If you love this stamp set as much as I do, you’ll definitely want to stock up on the coordinating paper before it is no longer available.  I wanted to entice you one more time by using this combo with the SSINK Card Sketch.  You can check out what the other designers created with this sketch HERE.  We’d also like to invite you to play along with our sketch challenge.


I used the new Thick Very Vanilla Card stock for the card base.  It measures 4-1/4″ x 11″ and is scored at 5-1/2″.  Next, I layered a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of the By the Shore Designer Series Paper onto the card base.  Two additional strips of Designer Series Paper were adhered to the middle of the card.  Don’t you just love the way these papers can be mixed and matched?

Seaside Shore SSINKCS45


I stamped the greeting in Dapper Denim ink onto Very Vanilla card stock, then die cut it with the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  A scalloped circle was die cut with the Layering Circles Framelits from Dapper Denim card stock.  The fish and seaweed images were stamped onto Calypso Coral and Mint Macaroon card stock, then fussy cut.  The final touch is a few White Perfect Accents to serve as “bubbles”.



Seaside Shore Close Up


You’ll find a complete list of supplies at the end of this post.  Be sure to visit my online store and stock up on your retiring favorites.

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Product List

Big Shot


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