Framelit Magnetic Board Tutorial

Framelit Magnetic Board Tutorial


Today, I have a video for you to make a Framelit Magnetic Board.  I LOVE framelits.   Who doesn’t?   Framelits save you from fussy cutting.  I know SOME people LIKE fussy cutting but I am not one of them….and frankly, I don’t trust those people!  (Kidding!).    But I do love the idea that I can easily and accurately cut out intricate patterns with just a framelit and a Big Shot.

What makes me NUTS is losing a framelit…..that I JUST had!    When you start creating, you KNOW things get out of control on your work space pretty quickly.    Framelits are light, tiny and oh so easy to lose.    A few months ago, I was visiting a fellow demonstrator (Hey, Barbara!) when I saw her solution to this problem:

A Framelit Magnetic Board!   This will allow you to easily keep your framelits in one (magnetic) place while you  work.   This is a bonus if you are creating with other people!  You only need to keep out the framelits that you are using for that particular project.   And –this is cheap!   And EASY!

Check out the video!

If you have any questions or need any supplies, feel free to contact me or visit me here


Think Cool Thoughts


I know!   We are about to be in the last heat wave of the summer!  (Ok–I don’t know that for sure but I did take meteorology in college!)   In any case, it is hot and humid and I have no right to do this but I am going to cool you off with a little look at this:

What?   You haven’t thought about your holiday cards yet?   No worries!   You can start now!   These little beauties are from the Mistletoe Season suite found on page 94 of the “big” catalog.  Check it out.   It will cool you off!

You also should have received your Holiday catalog by now which goes “live” in early September  .

If you don’t have either of these  catalogs and need one, please contact me.

In the meantime, stay hydrated and think cool thoughts!

Rooted In Nature meets Brusho

Rooted In Nature meets Brusho

Woah!   Where is the summer going???    I saw a post yesterday that August is like the Sunday night —You know that life is about to get back to business….Let’s savor it while we can!

I want to share with you today a card made with Brusho with a direct to stamp technique.   I sprinkled Brusho directly onto the stamp (from Rooted in Nature) and then spritzed the stamp with water.   Here is the outcome.   Every time you do this, your image will be unique.    Tip:  Use Shimmery White CS.   It can handle the wet stamp better than regular white cardstock.


The other images (Sun and land) come from the Waterfront Stamp Set.   Rooted in Nature and Waterfront work so well together!!   And just in case you are on the fence about that Waterfront set–Don’t be!  It is $17!!!!   AND SO versatile!    It can take you from a summery tropical card to a wintery holiday card….Now that IS versatile!

Can you see that subtle background?   Yup!  SUBTLE—It is the well named new embossing folder from Stampin’ Up! It adds a little something when you don’t want to take away from your main (or in this case, MAINE—-haha!) image.   It sort of looks like linen to me.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t hesitate to contact me should you have any questions or need any supplies!

Breaking News: Free Ink Pads!

Breaking News:  Free Ink Pads!

Stampin’ Up! revamped their color families with the brand new catalog in June.    I am in love with them.   I especially love the new Bright colors they have added.   I have heard from my customers that while they love them, they are planning on adding them to their collection a few at a time.   Wise decision.

BETTER decision, though, is to get them FREEEEEE!

During the month of July, you will get your choice of a color family of new ink pads for FREE when you get the ultimate starter kit!!

What is that kit, you ask?    Well–it is $125 worth of any products you want from the catalog for $99—PLUS a free family of new ink pads!  oh–and FREE shipping!

So to get this deal, you sign up with Stampin’ Up! on my website.

WOAH!–I didn’t say I wanted to demonstrate!   I hear you and understand.   You don’t have to if you don’t want to.   You can just keep all the goodies for yourself and continue to get a discount (20%) for as long as you stay active.   If you are done, it is THAT simple:  you are done!    No strings.

So why wouldn’t you do this?  Good question.


Click on this link below to check out your choices of color families:


I am happy to answer any questions you might have and I promise you , no obligation.   I just love these new colors and want you to get your hands on them…especially those brights!

Contact me or visit my website.


Springtime Impressions SIMPLE card!

Springtime Impressions SIMPLE card!

I can’t believe it has been a month since I have blogged. So sorry!
I have been busy finishing up the year at school, celebrating birthdays, taking a quick jaunt away and–PLAYING WITH NEW STAMP STUFF!!

Our new Stampin’ Up! catalog launched on June 1st. I am loving it. While I was able to preorder some goodies as a demonstrator, I had to wait to get my hands on everything. I have so many new fun things to play with and hopefully to share with you.

Today, I am sharing a video of a SIMPLE card made using the new Springtime Impressions Thinlits.
(**Sidenote: Do you know the difference between a Thinlit and a Framelit? A Thinlit stands alone. A Framelit was designed to cut out a stamped image. You are welcome!)

So–what do you think? SO easy! SO striking!
Check out the bundle here.

Thanks for stopping by!

Last Call!

Last Call!

This is the last call for tomorrow’s Catalog Kick Off and BOGO sale! I have been busy setting up displays with samples of new stamps, colors, paper and products.

In addition, I will have my previously loved products for sale BOGO style (Buy One and Get a NEW One (from the new catalog) free! Good deal that you don’t want to miss out on.

The Kick Off is 10 am- 1 pm.

If you haven’t yet responded, please RSVP here so that I have enough supplies.

Catalog Kick Off! BOGO Sale!


If you are local, I hope you can make it to my Catalog Kick Off /BOGO sale this coming Saturday, June 2nd from 10 am-1 pm.


Yup!  This is what my catalog looks like!  SO many things on my wish list.  This catalog is FULL of fresh new colors, stamps and accessories!!!    I will have products for you to see, a bunch of samples out for you to check out, make and takes to “make and take”, treats, and class sign ups.

BUT–that is NOT all!   My BOGO sale is back!   For every dollar you spend on my previously loved items, you will get the same in credit for items in the new catalog.  (Shipping in tax to be applied to the new items only.

This is a bargain for you and one you don’t want to miss out on.  If you are local and able to make it, I just ask that you RSVP so that I will have enough materials ready for you.




Pink Lemons are REAL!

Pink Lemons are REAL!

Hey–Did you have a good summer? I mean, the summer that was 2 days long last week? Well, welcome back to spring!

Check out this “summer” card I made during the summer that was last week:savingPNG.PNG-5

Did you know there is really something known as a Pink Lemon?  I always thought I was being funny when I said,  “Pink lemonade comes from pink lemons!”.   Truth it–it DOES!   (Probably not, actually!   My Pink Lemonade comes from Stop & Shop–but it COULD come from Pink Lemons. )  Check them out here.

You are probably wondering what the Calypso Coral drink is.   NOT grapefruit….Or it would be stamped with Grapefruit Grove (coming to your stamp room in June, 2018!).  It is Peach Sangria.   (I made that up but it could be!!)

In any case, this is a perfectly easy summer card that uses exactly 1 stamp set, A Good Day!

145873GAND –Good news!  It has matching punches!!!     I used the 1″ circle punch and the new scallop punch!

Thanks for stopping by.   Let me know if you have any questions.   Stop by my store for any supplies you might need.




In The Trees

In The Trees

So much happening at Stampin’ Up!

Today is the first day that you can order the Share What You Love bundles! These bundles are made up of great new products in the 2018-19 Annual catalog that will go live on June 1st—but you can get your hands on some of these great products even sooner! Take a look at this video below to see what you can get:

But I also want to let you know that there are some FINE stamp sets that are retiring soon….and I don’t want you to miss out.

One of the most overlooked stamp sets in the Occasions catalog is In the Trees.   I know–you missed it, right?   Well I am here to show you how fun this set is and how for $16, you can’t go wrong.


I have made a little video to show you just how quickly this card comes together.   Enjoy:

(I am not kidding when I tell you my sister’s family would camp like that. Who needs a tent when you have a couple trees and some hammocks?!)

In any case, if you are interested in anything you saw here today or have any questions at all, head over to my website where you can order or contact me for more information.

Let me know if you are a one or a two hammock family!!

Thanks for stopping by.