Wednesday, August 31, 2022

#SU! This Birthday Piggy Simple-Background

I'm not exactly sure where I first saw this technique, but such a simple technique gives a wonderful interest to the background of the most simple of cards. So, when I was laying with the This Birthday Piggy stamp set and coordinating Playful Piggy Dies (available for a limited time starting September 1st) this technique seemed the perfect one to use.

Make sure to check out my video for how simple this technique is:

I share a few other samples in my video of other cards I created using this fun die set.


Crumb Cake cardstock: 5-1/2" x 8-1/2" & scored at 4-1/4" along the 8-1/2" side
Pool Party cardstock: 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" & cut using the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies
Basic White cardstock: 3" x 2-1/2" to stamp the piggy and butterfly; 4" x 5-1/4"

Products used can be found below, and if you don't already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. Simply click on the images below and you'll be taken directly to my online store to place your order.

Product List
This Birthday Piggy Cling Stamp Set (English)
Stylish Shapes Dies
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Petal Pink Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Gray Granite Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Old Olive Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
Stampin' Dimensionals
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Multipurpose Liquid Glue

Friday, August 19, 2022

#SU! Sending Smiles Abstract Watercoloring

A couple of weeks ago, I attending a virtual watercoloring session. It was refreshing to see old techniques brought to life again for me! The abstract watercoloring technique was one of these, and it inspired the card that follows.


  • Very Vanilla Thick cardstock: 4-1/4" x 11", scored along the 11" side at 5-1/2"
  • Very Vanilla cardstock: (could use more of the thick): 1/2" x 3"
  • Polished Pink cardstock: 3-3/4" x 4-3/4"
  • Mossy Meadow cardstock: 2-5/8" x 4-1/8"; 2" x 3-3/4"
  • Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper: 2-1/2" x 4"
  • Adhesive Sheets: 2" x 3-3/4"
Hope you'll enjoy the step-by-step technique video I put together.

Here are a couple of alternative projects with the same layout. The first simply in a different color combination: Mango Melody, Flirty Flamingo & Garden Green.

The second one, showing the alternative method for doing this fun watercolor technique:

You can order anytime through my SU! website: 
By clicking on the product images below, you'll be taken directly to my site. Thanks!

Product List
Sending Smiles Bundle (English)
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Polished Pink 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
Mossy Meadow 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Adhesive Sheets
Stampin' Spritzer
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Mango Melody Classic Stampin' Pad
Mossy Meadow Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals
Stitched Greenery Die
Stampin' Seal
Silicone Craft Sheet

Thursday, August 18, 2022

Stampin' Up! Retired Sale--Prices reduced!

If you see it listed here, it's still available. If not, then it has already sold.

I've reduced the prices to clear these great retired items from my stamp room!

U.S. locations only- Shipping via USPS Flat-rate (If it'll fit, I'll pack as much as I can into a padded flat-rate envelope.)  I'll maximize shipping container size. If you are local to me, porch-pick-up is also an option. If you are purchasing only a stamp set, I will consider shipping USPS parcel post in a padded envelope--no insurance unless you pay for it.

***Send a message with the items you are interested in. I’ll respond asking for more information and we’ll work out payment details.

Bundles: $15 each

Stamp sets: $5 each

Paper Packs: $8 each

Individual Die Sets: $10 each

Individual Punches: $8 each

Payment via PayPal, I'll send an invoice. Or, you can pay through Venmo.

Color Packs (ink pad, ink refill, marker, cardstock [some full pkgs] & some have Stampin' Blends) - $8 each


Bundles, $15 each:

Rainbow of Happiness (stamp set & die set)

Sweet Strawberry (stamp set & punch)

Snowman Season (stamp set & punch)

Sweet Ice Cream (stamp set & punch)

Dressed to Impress (stamp set & die set) 

Merry Christmas to All (stamp set & die set)

Sunshine & Rainbows (stamp set & thin-lits set)

Detailed with Love (stamp set & punch) (clear-mount, stickers not attached)

Making Christmas Bright (stamp set, staining on some stamps & ornament punch) 

Daisy Delight (stamp set & punch)

Label Me Pretty (stamp set & punch)

Elegantly Said (stamp set & punch)

Single Box Stamp Sets, $5 each:

Kite Delight

Mischevous Mice (Host Set, new & un-used) 

Way to Goat

Hello Cupcake (staining on stamps)

Lighthearted Lines (new & unused)

Festive Foliage

Banner Year

Magnolia Blooms

Layered with Kindness
Crackle Paint (new & un-used)

Amazing You (SAB, new & un-used)

The Gang's All Meer (SAB, new & un-used)

Love What You Do (staining on some stamps)

Seasons of Fun

Etched in Nature (discontinued due to quality issues)

Well Dressed (SAB)

Beautiful Day

Happy Birthday to You (SAB)

Happy Birthday to You (SAB new & un-used)

Swirly Frames

Turnovers (staining on some stamps)

Catching Butterflies

Tags in Bloom

Around the Corner

Heal Your Heart SAB

Approaching Perfection SAB


Decorative Ribbon Border Punch

Starburst Punch 

Scalloped Tag Topper Punch 

Timeless Label Punch