Stampin’ Up! Beauty Abounds Simple Stamping Card

Hi Creative Friends!

I am back to share an easy card you could make in a jiffy. This one takes no punches or dies to make, but it does have fun little extra technique with shimmer paint!

This card is the perfect thing to give to those friends that make a difference in your life. I started the card by cutting Coastal Cabana card stock to 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 and scoring it at 4 1/4. The Whisper White layer is cut to 5 1/8 x 3 7/8 and the Soft Sea Foam is just 1/8 inch larger on each side. I used the Beauty Abounds flower flourish image and stamped it in Coastal Cabana. I stamped the full image and then a little of it in the corner. I used my Soft Sea Foam Light Blends to color in the leaves on the flourish parts. I then used the circles stamps to randomly add some interest on the card. I stamped the sentiments with Coastal Cabana. The fun part of the card is how I added the shimmer paint. I wanted the inside of the flowers to have a center, but using pearls seemed to busy. I happen to have an extra scoring tool handy and the smaller end of the tool fits the inside of the flower perfectly. Watch here to see how I did this:

Adding Shimmer Paint to Flowers

So easy, right!? After I had my flowers filled in I added a three random pearls and adhered the Whisper White and Soft Sea Foam layer to the card with dimensionals. One note about the shimmer paint is that it needs at least 30 min to dry. So set this card aside for a bit so those pretty dots dry into a nice looking center.

Now onto some updates! As I mentioned before the Everything is Rosy Medley is coming. I am happy to report it is now available for you to purchase it! Click on the picture below to grab this amazing medley of coordinating stamp supplies:

Everything is Rosy Medley

This is only available through the month of May, or while supplies last! It has beautiful Rose Gold Accents and the creations I have seen made with this set thus far are gorgeous! Here is a sample card for you:

Look at those gorgeous Rose Gold Leaves! Like I said, this is a time limited set and is full to the brim with goodies. The whole Medley is $80.00 and comes with the following items:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8″ x 1″ (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6″ x 6″ (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4″ (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4″ (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8″ (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

I hope you add it to your collection! That is all I have for you today, but come back soon for more creative inspiration!


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Hugs from Shelli Paper Pumpkin and a New Catalog is coming!

Hello Creative Friends!

I am back one more time to share some updates with you! I have two exciting things to share with you today.

First up is a special Paper Pumpkin opportunity that you don’t want to miss!! It is called the Hugs from Shelli kit because our very own founder, Shelli Gardner, helped create the kit! We don’t often get a sneak peek of the Paper Pumpkin kits, but Shelli has made one for us, check it out:

Oooh, I can’t wait to see what goodies are in this box! If you want it too then you have to order by May 10th or you will miss out! You can order by clicking here or by clicking on the picture below:

I have one additional piece of news to add about the Paper Pumpkin Subscription.

As of June 1, 2019, the price per kit of the month-to-month Paper Pumpkin subscription will increase by $2.05 in the United States and $3.05 in Canada; the price of the 1-month prepaid subscription will increase by $2.00 in the United States and $3.00 in Canada. I am sad to say that shipping costs have increased over the past six years so it has become necessary to raise the subscription price. Overall this kit is still a great deal so don’t miss out on getting the quick and easy projects each month with Paper Pumpkin!

My last piece of news today is….a new catalog is coming!!!

WOO-HOO!! It is always so fun to see the new items that are coming!! I can only share the front picture of the catalog today but soon I will be ordering goodies so I can share creations with you. This catalog goes live as of June 4th. If you need a copy just let me know and I will make sure you get one!

That is all my updates this week so I will be back to sharing creations soon. As always, thanks for stopping by my page!


Stampin’ Up! Everything is Rosy Product Medley is coming soon!

Hi Creative Friends,

I am back to share more exciting news for you! Stamping will be offering the new Everything is Rosy Product Medley on May 1st!

So what is a Product Medley? Glad you asked! Product medleys are new to Stampin’ Up!, and they’re a concept based on demonstrator feedback. In addition to being filled to the brim with cute, coordinating products, we’ve designed our product medleys to provide you with endless creative possibilities. Check out what comes in the Everything is Rosy Product Medley:


You get everything you need to make fabulous creations! Keep in mind this will only be available from May 1st – May 31st, or while supplies last. This looks like the perfect set to put together beautiful Spring and Summer creations. Check out this pretty sample card using the items in this Medley:

I will be sure to post a link on May 1st so you know where to go to purchase this new item.

That is all for today, but I still have more exciting news so come back again tomorrow for more announcements!


The Stampin’ Up! Retiring list is here!

Hi Creative Friends!

As I promised in yesterday’s post, I have more news to share! Stampin’ Up has provided us with the Retired items list! Remember this is not a time to be sad because there are always awesome new goodies to come. But, you don’t want to miss out on the stamp set or paper you have been thinking about either, right?

Here is the Annual Catalog retiring list:


Here is the Occasions Catalog retiring list:


The best way to figure out what is leaving is by opening your catalog and marking the items you see on these lists. You can see they are in the order of the page numbers on the catalogs. Once I add the notes to my catalog I go back and look to see what my “must haves” are before they are gone! If you want to review these items with pictures online the just click here.

The Retiring list is not the only great news I have for you today, I have news about the Clearance Rack too!

The Clearance Rack has been updated today!! You can get items up to 60%!! Be sure to head over to the Clearance rack soon because these items can run out fast. Click here to start shopping!

I will be back tomorrow with more fun updates for you so be sure to come back by to find all the latest information!


Saying Goodbye to my Dad – Father’s Day Card with Stampin’ Up! Geared Up Garage Stamp Set and Thinlits

Hello Creative Friends

I have been away for a bit and sadly I have unfortunate news. My father passed away somewhat suddenly in the last 2 weeks. We knew he was sick, but we believed we still had many months left. It turns out his tumor was much more aggressive than anticipated and he was gone just one month from his diagnosis. I am happy to say I was able to see him one last time before he passed and tell him how much I love him. I had already started working on his Father’s day card so I am sharing that for you today. My dad meant a lot to me and I will cherish the memories I have of him for the rest of my life.

Here is the card I made using the Geared Up Garage stamp set and the Garage Gears Thinlits

I used many items from the Occasions catalog to make this card. I started with a card base in Shaded Spruce cut at 4 1/4 x 11 and scored at 5 1/2. The patterned paper I used is part of the Classic Garage Designer Series Paper. Although the green in the paper is Tranquil Tide, I felt it was close enough to Shaded Spruce to use that instead. I layered the DSP on Crushed curry paper so it would pop on the Shaded Spruce more. To get this on the Shaded Spruce paper I simple laid it diagonally until I liked how much was showing. You can see the Shaded Spruce paper has some blotches on it. This was made with a stamp in the Geared Up Garage stamp set and stamped using Shaded Spruce ink. I like the grungy appearance it gives the card. I used the Garage Gears Thinlits and Silver Foil paper to cut out the two sets of Gears you see. It is hard to see it in the photo, but I roughed up the foil paper a bit with sand paper. I did this in long straight lines to give it a more grungy appearance as well. This can be done with a nail file block if you have one. The Best Dad stamp was stamped in Shaded Spruce. I used the thinlits once more to cut out the sentiment and the border around the sentiment. I popped this up on the card with Dimensionals.

I am sure my father would have been happy to receive this card. Hopefully he can see it looking down from heaven.

While I was absent tending to many family matters there were a number of announcements that took place I have not yet posted. I am going to start with the biggest news first. Stampin’ Up! is making some changes with the catalog that begins on June 4, 2019. They have decided to discontinue the following items: The Big Shot and all the accessories; The Stampin’ Trimmer and all the accessories.

Stampin’ Up! notified the demonstrators that they are in the process of working on tools that will give Stampin’ Up! a better opportunity to support the long-term vision for this line of tools. 

The good news is Stampin’ Up! will still carry Dies and Embossing folders. You can still use your Big Shot or other comparable cutting machine to make wonderful creations. In many ways it is exciting to think about what new goodies they will come up with!

One thing to keep in mind is that items such as cutting blades for trimmer may not be available until the end of the current catalog. In fact, the blades are currently not orderable at this time. It is my understanding they will have more available and I will try my best to keep you posted when/if that happens. I am afraid the scoring blades and Stampin’ Trimmer Replacement Mats have already sold out and are no longer available to order. In regards to the Big Shot Accessories all the items picture above are still available, but this may change at any point before the current catalog finishes. The Standard Replacement Cutting pads have sold out and are no longer available to order.

I have many more updates to share with you, but I will be doing so over the next few days. There are fun things to come so I hope you are getting excited!

I thank you for stopping by my blog for creative inspiration and Stampin’ Up! news. I will leave you with a picture I will cherish forever. It is the last photo I was able to take with my dad.

Sending love to my dad in heaven!


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