Something Old, Something New Just 4 You!

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! This is one of the cards I created to send to someone special! I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted to do but I knew I had to use the ANY OCCASION Stamp Set #143348 (SAB pg. 14) from the Sale-A-Bration Brochure! You, too, can get this stamp set FREE with a $50 product purchase (before taxes & shipping).

FYI, you can order from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, and even the Clearance Rack to be able to earn FREE items from the SAB Brochure! February Hostess Code R3G9W2V2

I used the retired Framelits called Hearts Collection for  my two hearts. There is a stamp in this set that has the curved line but it wasn’t long enough so I used the top of a plastic round container to draw the line so it would fit from one side to the other in the heart. I used the retired embossing folder Adorning Accents at the bottom. I love those little hearts! I also used the retired stamp set P.S. I Love You for my sentiments. I love that set!

BTW, you can use the NEW Sweet & Sassy Framelits #141707 (AC pg.193) that has MANY hearts to do this same card! AND you can use the Happy Heart Textured Impressions Embossing Folder #137364 (AC pg. 195) to have hearts embossed that will cover the entire card front! Also be sure to check out the Blooming’ Love Stamp Set #140643 (AC pg. 46) and Sealed with Love #142815 (OC pg. 15). Both of these stamp sets have sentiments that would work great with this layout! I included these new/current items in my Supply List below!

I’m HAPPY to say I actually entered into two card challenges today! Check these sites out for GREAT inspiration not to mention the many TALENTED Design Team Members!

the Paper Players

SU! Only Challenges

Here is my first Valentine’s Card I made using Real Red card base. Then I decided to use Whisper White for my card base. I actually love both cards! I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop the heart up on both cards. I also use the Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp my sentiments. When using Wood Mount or Clear Mount, I recommend using this hand dandy tool! It’s a life saver and ensures I stamp sentiments exactly where they need to be placed on my card. Nothing worse than messing up and having to start over!

Supply List: 

Supply List


When you purchase $50 in products (before shipping & tax), you EARN one FREE item from the SAB Brochure! If you purchase $100 in products (before shipping & tax) you earn TWO FREE items. If you purchase $150 in products (before shipping & tax) you earn THREE FREE items PLUS Stampin’ Rewards! You can order from the Annual Catalog, Occasions Catalog, and the Clearance Rack! During the Sale-A-Bration Promotion is definitely a GREAT time to get more bang for your buck! Check out all these items in the SAB Brochure!

Please use my February Hostess Code R3G9W2V2 when you place an order. See image below on where to input this month’s Hostess Code! Be sure to have your items shipped to your address!

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Mother’s Day Card & Pals Paper Arts Challenge PPA298

I sure hope my mother-in-law, Cheryl, doesn’t see today’s post because this is her Mother’s Day card! My mother, Elsie Smart (she passed 12.24.2014 from Ovarian Cancer), would absolutely LOVE my card and I hope you will too! Last year I had a really hard time making a Mother’s Day card but this year was a bit easier. I still miss her terribly though! She was my best friend, my rock, . . . my mom! We talked each and every day about everything and about nothing! My mom was one of a kind!

Any who, I really didn’t know if I was going to like the end result of my card but I’m really happy with it. I LOVE trying to create a card from a sketch layout or color combination. The sketch layout is from Pals Paper Arts (PPA) by Ginger Toivonen. Ginger is one of PPA’s Design Team Members. Be sure to visit Pals Paper Arts and check out all the wonderful cards that are showcased! PPA is one of several of my favorite card challenge sites. I really appreciate all those involved in providing us with such a great card challenge site! Thank you PPA’s Design Team! Well on to my card and my take on the sketch . . .


Here is the Pals Paper Arts PPA298 sketch layout . . .


I struggled about what to do in the middle of that bow placed on the wreath! I used the largest Metal Rimmed Pearl! Then I added some some small pearls to some of the flowers on the wreath and bit larger pearls on the flowers placed on the Scalloped Tag. LOVE IT! BTW, the Tangelo Twist Bakers Twine, I won and it’s not a current item. Sorry!

I had wondered about adding some flowers in Hello Honey on the Scalloped Tag. I decided not to since I had used Hello Honey as the mortar in the bricks. I LOVE the Brick Wall Embossing Folder! Don’t you?! This was my first time doing this technique using the Brayer to add the “mortar” look to the bricks. I just inked up my Brayer (retiring item!) and ran it over the side that says “Sizzix” on it. Then I laid my card panel down on the side without the ink and then I closed the embossing folder. I held it tight while I sandwiched it between the cutting pad and ran it through the Big Shot!

I LOVE my Big Shot! LOVE IT! If you don’t have one and would like to purchase one, talk to me first! Stampin’ Up! is releasing an updated Big Shot in the catalog! PLUS I can get you an additional item or two for FREE. i.e. Two embossing folders @ $7.50 each = $15.00. Curious? Contact me!


Price: $12.50

Price: $110.00

Supply List

I wanted to use the SOON TO RETIRE In Colors 2014-2016 for my card. I am going to miss these colors! Especially Blackberry Bliss!


Retiring stamp sets are available through the *end of May* but “everything else” is different . . . when they are gone they are gone! If you see an X in the Not Available column, that item is GONE! This list is continually updated as well! Check it out! *Retiring stamp sets will be manufactured through May 22. After that date, once a stamp set is gone . . . it’s gone! 

Retiring List PDF File Click HERE

If you have any questions or need help with anything, please feel free to contact me! Have a Beautiful & Blessed Day!