Sailing Home Stampin' Up! Sneak Peek

Sailing Home Stampin' Up!

Hello Friends,

I just love this time of year!  The flowers and the trees are bursting with color.  The birds are happily singing their bird songs.  Even the frogs have a happy, hello spring song.'s Sneak Peek time which means that I get to share some of my beautiful new playthings from my craft space.  Today, I'm sharing the handsome Sailing Home Bundle from Stampin' Up! which will be available starting June 4, 2019.

Sailing Home Stampin' Up!

Just look at the collection of stamps and dies offered in the Sailing Home Bundle.  The nautical stamps are all so beautifully detailed.  And the dies not only coordinate with the stamps, but there are also plenty of extra fun dies too like the sea plants, the long rope, a rope knot, a banner, arrows, and stitched sentiment shape.

Sailing Home Stampin' Up!

Sailing Home Card Tips and Tricks

I stamped the row of square knots using my Stamparatus and the hinge method.  It was super simple and it makes a fun border.

My anchor was cut from a Champagne Foil Sheet and tied it with the new Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Bakers Twine.

I cut my sea plants from two different colors-Mossy Meadow and Old Olive-for a little flair.

I stamped my lighthouse using Whisper White Craft Ink on Night of Navy Card Stock to brighten the background.


I love hearing from you.  What's your favorite stamp or die from the Sailing Home Bundle?




Have a fabulous day,



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2 Reasons to Mark Your Calendar for December 5th!


Stampin' Up! Year End Close-Out Sale

Stampin' Up!'s Year End Close-Out Sale begins tomorrow, December 5!  Save BIG on a selection of Retiring and Overstock products.  You'll want to shop early, because all items of the Close-Out Sale are WHILE SUPPLIES LAST.



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Craft & Carry Stamparatus Bag Available December 5, 2018

A tool as beloved and important as the Stamparatus deserves its own special treatment. And what better way to treat your most versatile stamping companion than by giving it its own special carrying and storage solution.   I love that I can store all my Stamparatus Supplies in one gorgeous place!  Get one for your Craft Space and gift another to your favorite Crafty Friend.


Stampin' Up! OnStage Swap 2018

Stampin' Up! OnStage Swap 2018

Hello Friends,

We had a fabulous time at the 2018 Stampin' Up! OnStage!  Today, I thought I would share my OnStage Card Swap with you and how I made it.  It's a long standing tradition to swap cards and 3-D Paper Crafts when attending Stampin' Up! live events.  Since Stampin' Up! is celebrating 30 years, I went with a Congratulation theme and since we meet in Orlando, Florida,  I also went tropical.

Tropical Chic Stampin' Up!

First, I stamped all my elements starting with the two-toned flowers from the Tropical Chic stamp set.  To make my flowers, I inked the center of my rubber stamp with Flirty Flamingo Ink with my sponge dauber.  Then, I ink around the center with Daffodil Delight ink on another sponge dauber.  After I had them all stamped, I cut them out using my Tropical Dies.

Fabulous Flamingo Stampin' Up!
Stamping the flamingoes was a 3-step process.  I used my Stamparatus, stamp positioning tool to stamp multiples of the flamingoes.  I find that stamping the flamingo outline first makes it easier to line up the other stamps.  My second layer was stamped with Powder Pink and my third layer was stamped with Flirty Flamingo.

Using the Stamparatus

By using several different Stamparatus plates I was able to stamp my partial Buffalo Check background, my flamingo legs and my sentiments by simply changing out the plates.  Speaking of Stamparatus plates, did you know that you can purchase additional plates now?  See all the new Stamparatus new accessories here.  

4 Stamparatus How to Videos

Stamparatus Technique Series: Video #1 Precision Placement

Stamparatus Technique Series:  Video #2 Alligning with Red Rubber Stamps

Stamparatus Technique Series: Video #3 Creating Patterns Using the Hinge-Step Technique

Stamparatus Technique Series: Video #4 Stamping On PreCut Pieces

Have a fabulous day,




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