It’s back!!!!

It’s back!!!

And I couldn’t be happier!  My blog has been knocked out service since Oct. 19th!!!  I’ve been (patiently) waiting for it to be restored.  And while I was able to have my blog restored, I did lose all of my October blog posts.  A small price to pay, as I was prepared with the possibility of losing everything and having to start all over.

It’s been a long time, and boy, do I have a lot to share with you!  For starters, look at this!nancy-with-catalogsI had a fabulous time at the OnStage Event in Secaucus, NJ last weekend where I got to get the new 2017 catalogs.  It was a fun-filled time spent with my downline, and other demo’s from the Northeast, gathered at the Meadowlands Convention Center.  I’ll share more about my trip to OnStage in a blog post later this week.

The highlight was the catalog reveal of the 2017 Occasions catalog (January 4 through May 31) and the 2017 Sale-A-Bration catalog (January 4 – March 31).  This is my favorite perk of being a Stampin’ Up! DemonstratorI get to see the catalogs BEFORE they are revealed, and order product from those catalogs!  If you want to enjoy this perk yourself, then join me in this incredible Stampin’ Up! journey!  For the cost of the starter kit, $99, you get all this and more!   Talk to me about getting your starter kit today.  You can join just for the perks, and stay for the discount, or drop without any obligation.

I’ve had the chance to play with one of the soon to be released stamp sets called   Cool Treats.   This is going to be one of my favorite stamp sets.  It’s so fun and playful.  I’ve made my November birthday cards from this set, and it’s so much cheery; I can’t wait until the coordinating product suite gets delivered to me tomorrow.  (Why didn’t I choose Express Shipping?  The wait is so long!)pitk62081

Another stamp set is called “Nailed It”.  I won this stamp set during Prize Patrol, and I am so happy I did.  I made this card for my hubby as soon as I got home.  The sentiment was perfect, and since he’s a woodworker, the tools are perfect for him. saw you

Here’s me so happy I won this at Prize Patrol:

winning Nailed It

You can see how happy I am.  I know you are sharing in my happiness, thank you.  So now I want to share something else that will make you happy too!

You can order your Stitched Shapes Framelits Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies (item 145372) NOW!   This set of 12 (4 sizes each of Circles, Ovals & Squares) are destined to become your go-to shapes because the faux stitching around the edge of each shape will transform your ordinary shapes into extraordinary works of art!  saleCOMING SOON!  The Stampin’ Up! On-Line Extravaganza Sale with up to 40% off on select items begins November 21.  This online super sale will run from November 21 to November 28.  It’s the perfect time to stock up on holiday gifts for family and friends as well as boost and freshen your personal paper crafting stash!  This year’s Online Extravaganza will include 24-hour sales on the first and last day of the promotion with special product discounts only available that day!  Mark your calendars;  I’ll have more details for you soon 🙂

Thank you so much for sticking by me while I had this long spell of being ‘off the air’.   I appreciate your loyalty and friendship so much.    I hope something like this will never happen again.  Please like me on facebook so we can still keep in touch.

Happy Stampin’











Well, Isn’t that special?

During the day, I work in a bank.  And our Christmas Clubs will be dispersed this weekend, just in time for some great holiday shopping from Stampin’ UP!   And Stampin’ UP! is delivering the goods with lots of Sales & Specials for the month of October, for both gifting giving and supplies to make your own!  Make sure you scroll down and read this entire blog post to see all the specials going on.  world-card-making-dayIn celebration of World Card Making Day on October 1st, Stampin’ Up! is offering 25% off on card making essentials for 5 days, from October 1-5!

You can view/print the flyer HERE

There are 2 great items on sale that I want to bring to your attention.  One is the Designer Tin Of Cards Project Kit Item #141651.   Regularly priced at $27.00 it is on sale for only $20.25!  This is a great gift for your crafty friends! (Or consider making the cards yourself and giving the cards ready to send along with a book of stamps so your recipient will have cards at the ready to mail out!  How sweet is that?   Think of someone in a nursing home or with limited access to get to stores to buy cards)


It includes all you see above including the cute tin. You will need to supply inks and stamps of your choice or get the  Designer Tin of Cards Stamp Set.  The coordinating ink colors are: Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry, Mint Macaron classic stampin’ pads and Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad.

I know many of you already have the Envelope Punch Board but if you are a new stamper, it’s a tool that I recommend for creating all your own envelopes in any size!  It’s on sale for only $15! (regularly $20)  Don’t let the name fool you – you can create many boxes & 3D items with the Envelope Punch Board!

Here’s a video from Stampin’ Up! showing how the punch board works.

I also love that if you buy a Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get a FREE refill as part of this promotion.  Here’s another video by Stampin’ Up! showing why you need Fast Fuse (especially if you are making boxes with your new Envelope Punch Board!)

Love to Craft? Short on time? Short on supplies? Short on ideas? No problem, we’ve got you covered! Paper Pumpkin is a complete craft kit in a box delivered to your door for less than $20 a month! And if you order now, you’ll pay for October and get November FREE!!! No obligation; you can cancel at any time (but you won’t want to!) Just use promo code BOGO and click this link to order.

(but hurry, offer ends Oct. 10th!)


(Paper Pumpkin Subscriptions make great gifts too!)

But, that’s not all!  There’s more…


DSP Sale coming Oct 1 through 31

October 1 – 31,  buy 3 packages of Designer Series Paper and GET 1 FREE! Here are the papers that will be included in this promotion so that you can plan your purchase list.

Item #      Product Name
141663      Floral Boutique Designer Series Paper
141645      Moroccan Designer Series Paper
141660      Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
141654      Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
141630      Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
141640      By the Shore Designer Series Paper
141986      Presents & Pinecones Designer Series Paper
141981       Candy Cane Lane Designer Series Paper

Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape

With 8 packages included in this promo, you can buy 6 and get 2 FREE so that you’ll get them all.  And if you buy all 6 papers (and get 2 free), and use the HOST CODE M94Q9N6F,  I’ll throw in a package of the Floral Boutique Designer Washi Tape as a thank you!   You can see the card I made using this Washi Tape here.

So, now that you want to start shopping to take advantage of all of these sales, and get a jump start on your holiday gift-giving, Click Here to go to my online store.  Please use HOST CODE M94Q9N6F when you place your order of $150 or less.  See the graphic below to show where to apply your Host Code.

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’Space.  And thanks for ordering from me.  I appreciate you.  Happy Stampin’,








This is what I promised you….and a bonus!

If you read my blog regularly, then you’ll know that I had my first stamp class in a long while on Monday night.  It was SO GOOD to stamp you again!  I’ve missed it.  I’m glad to be back 🙂

Yesterday I shared one of the two projects we made in my Monday night class.  If you missed that post, you can see it here.

This is the second project we made:  Milk CartonI’ve been seeing these little milk cartons a lot lately on my Pals Facebook Groups, and while I did not come up with the idea, or the measurements, to make this, I wanted to share it with my class.  Of course, we filled ours with candy!  What would Halloween, or a Stamp Class be without chocolate?

Milk Carton

The side view shows the fold that creates the milk carton look.

I made another one; just a tad taller, to perfectly fit the scene from the new Halloween Night Specialty DSP.

Mini Milk Carton Grey I love how the sentiments from Spooky Fun combine with the Halloween Night Enamel Dots to create the perfect little message panel.

The perfect way to close up these milk cartons is with the 1/8″ Circle Punch and the Coordinating Halloween Night Baker’s Twine.  But as you can see, my cartons are conspicuously missing this Twine.  That’s because someone forgot to order it!!!  How can I be so foolish, you ask?  Well lets just say that sometimes the best lessons are learned from the mistakes we make.  So please learn from my mistake:  when you order a Product Suite, make sure you order everything in that suite; especially when the item is on your wish list!    You’re welcome!

I wrote up instructions on how to make these cute little boxes, along with a diagram, for the ladies who attended my class last night.  And I’ll share those instructions with anyone who orders from my online store and uses HOST CODE 9QWR7K6M (if your order totals $150 or greater, before tax & shipping – do not use the host code but redeem the Stampin’ Rewards for yourself!)  This Host Code will expire at midnight on 9/14 so don’t wait!  Just email me to let me know you’ve placed your order and I’ll email the file to you!  Easy Peasy!

I hope you enjoyed these projects as much as the ladies last night.  What a fun way to send in treats to your childrens’ or grandchildren’s class, or for your own co-workers.  You can even give out treats to all the kids in the neighborhood in these little boxes on Halloween night!  You can decorate the boxes for any occasion; maybe even a baby shower, just by changing up the color, paper pattern & sentiment.

When ordering, don’t forget to shop the newly stocked Clearance Rack and our weekly Special Offers to for great savings!  And please remember to use HOST CODE 9QWR7K6M.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you were inspired by what you saw here today.  Please leave me a comment; I love to hear from you.  Now go create something fun!  Creative time is therapy 🙂

Happy Stampin’




The Deadline is Approaching

Stampin’ UP! offers several great kits in the new 2016 Holiday catalog.  I will be hosting a class around 3 of these kits in my classes; one each in Sept, Oct. & Nov.  Kits are a great resource for busy crafters, for crafters with limited space for supplies and limited budgets, or for those of us who struggle with constantly trying to come up with new ideas.

On Monday, September 26th – 6:30- 8:45 PM I’m holding a  “Stitched with Cheer” Card Kit Class.A The cost of the class is the cost of the kit; and I’ll supply the needed stamp set, and ink.  Tomorrow is the last day to order your kit and reserve your seat in my upcoming “Stitched with Cheer” card kit class.   Use the PayPal button to order, or go directly to my online store and USE HOST CODE 9QWR7K6M to order your kit, and optional stamp set, along with any other supplies you may want.

Want a sneak peek of the card before you commit?  Watch this video:

Stitched with Cheer Kit Class Options

For a listing of other upcoming classes, please click here for a class schedule.

holidaypreorder_demosite_catalogpage_us-232x300To shop the new 2016 Holiday Catalog click here

specialoffers_header_demo_sept2016_naDon’t forget about our Special Sale either.  Click here to shop our Special Sale.

clearancerackBONUS:  Stampin’ Up! has just loaded many new items into the Clearance Rack.  Click here to shop the Clearance Rack for the last chance to get some of your favorite retired product before its’ gone for good.
If you are going to place an order with me, and it will be less than $150, please use the HOST CODE  9QWR7K6M.  Thanks!  If you order is$150 or more (before tax and shipping) then don’t use the host code.  You will be eligible to earn Stampin’ Rewards.

Thanks for shopping with me.   I always appreciate your support so much!






What’s all the Fun About?

This past weekend, I finally got to play with some of new goodies from the holiday catalog!  It took me long enough, but I sure did have lots of fun!  What’s all the fun about?  Halloween Night – the new product suite from the 2016 Holiday catalog.  If you know me, you know how I love product coordination and all of the stamps and dies and accessories in this product suite play so well together!

First, I just had to play with my Halloween scenes Edgelit dies. This is what I made:

Halloween Scenes

Isn’t this so much fun?  I just love these dies.  And they pair so well with our new Foam Adhesive Strips (#141825).  They are strips of stampin’ dimensionals and I used them to prop up the fence layer to create that look of dimension between the fence and tree layer.

Notice the little bow?  It’s the new Kraft Rope Trim.  I love this because it so thick.  It is actually 3 strands braided together; I separated the 3 strands and used just one!

I had a class tonight and the ladies in my class really loved this set and making this card too!

We made another project too, but you’ll have to come back tomorrow to see that project!

holidaypreorder_demosite_catalogpage_us-232x300In the meantime,  if you want to order any of the Halloween stamps and dies I used, click here to shop the new Holiday Catalog.

specialoffers_header_demo_sept2016_naDon’t forget about our Special Sale either.  Click here to shop our Special Sale.

clearancerackBONUS:  Stampin’ Up! has just loaded many new items into the Clearance Rack.  Click here to shop the Clearance Rack for the last chance to get some of your favorite retired product before its’ gone for good.
If you are going to place an order with me, and it will be less than $150, please use the HOST CODE  9QWR7K6M.  Thanks!

Thanks for your support, and for shopping with me.   I apppreciate this so much.!

Happy Stampin’











What’s inside the Holiday Catalog?

Well, don’t just sit there!  OPEN THE CATALOG AND SEE FOR YOURSELF:


So, how long is your wish list?  Come on, tell the truth. It’s pretty long, isn’t it?  Yeah, mine is really long too!  Well, you can click here to go to my online store to order your ‘must-have’s right away’.   But wait, there’s more!

 UPDATE:  The Thoughtful Branches bundle, was available Aug 1-31 or until supplies run out.  Well, supplies haven’t run out yet, so Stampin’ Up! decided to continue to offer this past Aug. 31.  But once supplies run out, this will be gone for good.  I’d order it today if you want it.
Thoughtful Branches samples

Between September 1 and September 21, Stampin’ Up! is offering a 25% discount on a handful of items from the 2016 Annual Catalog – the list of items on the Special Offers will change each week, and I’m excited to share the first week’s list.  Be sure to add these items to your Holiday Catalog order tomorrow.  ?  Click on the picture below to download the list of items included in this offer:


Want it all?  Why not join me in my Stampin’ UP! Journey?  It’s been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.  You can join for $99 – and choose $125 worth of products to fill your starter kit.  Whether you ever do anything again or not, you’ve gotten $25 of Stampin’ UP! for free!  But you’ll also be eligible to earn a discount on future orders, and you can be a wholesale customer; no selling required.  Ready?  Click here to join now or just to learn more.

Please tell me your favorite item in the new catalog.  Just leave me a comment and maybe, I’ll use that to make my next project!   See you soon.





Fall CLASS Schedule!

I know that many of you having been waiting for me to schedule more classes.  Well, your wait is over!!  I’ve been out of commission for most of the summer; but, I can’t wait to get back to stamping with you, again.  I miss you!! 🙂   Below you will find my Class Schedule for September, October, November & December.   And yes, I still have some dates available if anyone wants to host a party and earn free merchandise!  Email me to schedule a home party.

holidaypreorder_demosite_catalogpage_us-232x300The new Holiday Catalog is scheduled to be released on September 1st, and trust me, you are going to want everything in that catalog!!!  I’ll be showcasing many of those new holiday products in my upcoming classes.  There are several project kits, that are just to die for!   I have scheduled 3 classes featuring these kits.   Because the kit will be needed to participate in the class, those classes are by  registration only with a cut-off date to ensure timely delivery of the kits by the class date.   I will have the coordinating stamp set to use for the kit classes, but the stamp set is available if you want to purchase it for yourself.  For that reason, you will see a choice of two options when registering for kit classes.

So without any further adieu, here is the schedule:

Monday, September 26th – 6:30- 8:45 PM:  “Stitched with Cheer” Card Kit Class  (see video below)   DEADLINE to sign up is Wednesday, Sept. 14th to ensure delivery of kits in time for class!

Stitched with Cheer Kit Class Options

Tuesday, Oct. 11th 6:30-8:45 PM – “Forever Evergreen” Home Decor Kit Class  (see video below)  DEADLINE to sign up is Wednesday, Sept. 28th to ensure delivery of kits in time for class!

Forever Evergreen Kit Class Options

Monday, November 7th 6:30-8:45 PM“Tin of Tags” kit class (see video below).  DEADLINE to sign up is Wednesday, Oct.  26th to ensure delivery of kits in time for class!

Tin of Tags Kit Class Options

Monday, September 12th:  6:30-8:45 PM  – Stampin’ Class – I plan on using new stamps and framelits to make Halloween cards!  Spooky fun!  $12 includes all supplies

Tuesday, Oct. 25th 6:30-8:45 PMStampin’ Class – fall, Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas – who knows what project we’ll make but I’ll be listening to you for ideas!  $12 includes all supplies

Tuesday, Nov. 29th – 6:30-8:45 PM Stamp Class –  Christmas cards!  $12 includes all supplies

Tuesday, Dec. 13th – 6:30-8:45 PM Stamp Class – it’s not too late to make those last minute Christmas cards and gift packaging!  $12 includes all supplies

All Classes are held at Walden Pond Wellness Center 540 Gleason Dr., Moosic, PA.  Register to reserve your seat in a class 2 days before class, or as noted for Kit Classes.
Can’t make the class? Consider hosting a home party (if you are in the Scranton, PA area) or a Facebook live party and earn free products. Join us for the Kit Classes virtually! Order the kit class and stamp set with the video to help you along.














Festive Holidays

With the 90 degree temperatures and all the rain/flooding we’ve been experiencing in the past few weeks, it may be hard to think about the holidays, but the excitement for the Stampin’ UP! 2016 Holiday Catalog is building!  Today marks the day that demonstrators can pre-order from this yet to be released catalog!  September 1st is the release date of this catalog, but to get you thinking about and planning your holiday projects, Stampin’ UP! recorded these videos to give you a taste of what is to come:

WOW!!!    I know you are now planning your holiday projects!   To help  you along, I am planning to use several of the Kits above for classes.  Watch for more details with dates for the kit classes!

If you can’t wait, consider joining Stampin’ UP! now.  You’ll be able to fill your kit ($125 worth of products for only $99) with products from the new catalog.  Join now to get started!

Don’t forget to Redeem your Bonus coupon in August!  To start shopping, click here.

Happy Stampin!


Easter & Passover: A Lifestyle Blog Hop

Living-With-Style-Blog-Hop-for-BlogWelcome to our Blog Hop! Easter and Passover are quickly approaching, and today we have some great ideas, inspiration, tips, resources and how-to for you this Easter or Passover holiday as you move along through the blog hop.

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Pam Baker of The Birch Cottage on our Living with Style Blog Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you make sure to see and learn from all of the articles featured here today.


“Work of Art” is one of the most versatile stamp sets I have ever owned!  Due to the creative genius of many people who envisioned various objects from the swishes and swooshes and shapes in this stamp set, I have made flowers, sailboats, snowmen, and now an Easter Egg with this set!

I used the large swish in various ink colors to create the rainbow of color, from Pink Pirouette, to So Saffron, to Wisteria Wonder, to Mint Macaron to Soft Sky.  This layer was adhered to a Wisteria Wonder card base.

TIP:  I used my Stamp-a-ma-Jig to get my swishes placed just perfectly!  A must when using wood mount or clear mount stamps and precise placement is critical.

Another sheet of Whisper White card stock was embossed with the Spring Flowers TIEF then cut with the Oval Framelits.  Propped up on stampin’ dimensionals, this is placed on top of the rainbow stamped layer.  (NOTE:  The Spring Flowers TIEF is retired, but you can buy it on the CLEARANCE RACK while supplies last!  Sweet deal!)

The finishing touches come from the addition of a little banner stamped with the “Happy Easter” sentiment in Wisteria Wonder from “Circle of Spring” stamp set.    A few flowers stamped from Petite Petals and cropped with the Petite Petals Punch in coordinating colors finish off the card!

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TIP:  I stamped and punched a flower in Mint Macaron ink and cut the flower into 2 petals, 2 petals and 1 petal to create the leaves!

I hope you enjoyed my project today.  If you don’t already own the Work of Art stamp set, I encourage you to add this to your collection.  You won’t regret it!

The next stop is  Lisa Milligan at Life on Merlin on Living with Style Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you again next time around!


Work of Art Wood-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!      Stamp-a-ma-Jig by Stampin' Up!
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!    Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!        Petite Petals Wood-Mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!       Circle of Spring Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

What did my Stamp Club want to make?

Pot of Gold at the end of the RainbowWhen I asked the ladies in my Stamp Club if there was anything special they wanted to make, they answered that they wanted to make something for St. Patricks’ Day.

Well, I didn’t want to just make a run of the mill, ordinary 3 or 4 leaf clover.  So I thought of a pot of gold (I’d seen a cute punch art pot on Pinterest) but I knew we would need a rainbow.  After all, the pot of gold is found at the end of the rainbow, so I needed to make a rainbow.  Well, since I didn’t own a rainbow stamp, I really had to put my thinking cap on and get my creative juices flowing at the same time!  Not any easy feat if you know me!  Ha Ha.

Since I had my punches out to make the pot of gold, I thought maybe I could just punch art my way to a rainbow.  The extra large oval punch and thin strips of cardstock combine to give me thin arched shapes of paper which I glued together to form the end of the rainbow.  A cloud stamped from the “Sprinkles of Life” stamp set and punched with the coordinating Tree Builder punch gives the rainbow a starting point.

For the rainbow, I used Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Marina Mist, and Elegant Eggplant cardstock.  The pot was made by slicing the top off a 2″ circle punched out of Basic Black Cardstock.  A Word Window punch was used for the rim of the pot, and another was cut in half and used for the legs.  A white Uni-ball gel pen let me create the hi-light on the side of the pot.  The 1/2″ circle punch was used to cut out the coins from gold foil.

This was a fun little project to put together.  The ladies really enjoyed it, and we had a special guest stamper with us that night!IMG_6391


Even Sadie, 5, enjoyed making her project and did a great job!  She was grinning from ear to ear and couldn’t wait to show her Dad when he came to pick her up!  (We believe in starting ’em young!)

If love to know if you are going to try making this yourself too.  We put ours on water bottle tags, what will you put yours on?  A bookmark, a card, a gift tag?  Please leave me a comment and tell me what you will do.  And save this to your Pinterest board for future reference too.  You can follow me on Pinterest too.

Well, thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space today, and Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you !

Don’t forget to shop my store if you need to order any supplies to make this or anything else.  With every $50 you purchase, you get to choose a free Sale-A-Bration item as well.


What would you CASE from the catalog?

CASE = Copy And Share Everything

Pals Blog Hop 2016 badgeWelcome to the Pals Blog Hop for February 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are CASE-ing a project shown in a current Stampin’ Up! catalog. After all, with the Annual, Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs available right now, there is much inspiration to choose from. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Here is my project:

Case the Catty

You may recognize this from the 2016 Occasions catalog, page 16.  It is part of the “Love Blossoms” product suite.  If you know me, or if you’ve been reading my blog, you know how much I love the product coordination with Stampin’ Up! products.   This product suite really delivers when it comes to product coordination!

While the Bloomin’ Hearts thinlits die may be the star of this product suite, the Bloomin’ Love stamp set is the supporting actress!  This card features the floral heart heat embossed in gold on a piece of Designer Series paper from the coordinating Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper stack which was shaped using the Lots of Labels framelits.  This shaped piece is the focal point of the card, but the details make it special!  The small flowers were stamped in Rose Red ink on the Rose Red card stock to frame our shaped paper.  A piece of Satin Ribbon and a string of pearls, and the little wooden heart all hail from the Love Blossoms Embellishment kit.   A few pearl basic jewels randomly placed tie everything into place.

TIP:  While it may look like I used Rose Red for my card base, I actually used Whisper White card stock cut and folded to a standard 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ size.  Then I cut a piece of Rose Red cardstock to the same size.  This allows me to:     1) -Wrap and adhere the ribbon to the back side of the cardstock layer before I glue it to the card base.  2) Have the inside of my card be white so it is easy to write on.  I like to keep things neat & tidy including the insides of my cards.

Thanks for visiting My Stampin’ Space.  Please leave me a comment at the end of this post and tell me what you think of my project.   To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below.   We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!  – Nancy

  1. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  2. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  3. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  4. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  5. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  6. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  7. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  9. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  10. Michelle Gleeson at
  11. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  12. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  13. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  16. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space — YOU ARE HERE —
  18. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  19. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  20. Kim Jolley at Stampin’ Artfully
  21. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  22. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  23. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!

If you’d like to order any of the products I’ve used here, click here to go to my online store where you can shop securely 24/7 and have your purchases shipped right to your house. For every $50 in products you order, you can choose one item from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Click on any of the items below to see each item I used in this project.

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Playing with the Pals Papers Arts

I am blessed to be part of a wonderful on-line community of Stampin’ UP! demonstrators called the Stampin’ Pretty Pals, under Mary Fish.  The Pals have their very own place to play with paper,  called Pals Paper Arts.  Twice a month, they offer an opportunity to play with paper: a sketch challenge and a color challenge.


This lovely color combination is the inspiration for this weeks challenge.  I have to admit ,I’m not sure why but at first I wasn’t too keen on these colors.  But I stretched myself to use them together, and this is what I came up with:


I wanted a simple one-layer card and this really came together much better than I anticipated!  And once I sat back and admired my work 😉  I REALLY LIKED THIS COLOR COMBO!  All because I tried it.

Now, I can tell you there are some really talented folks who play at the Pals Paper Arts.  You can click here to head over there and take a look at all the fabulous creations made with these colors.  It will knock your socks off!

I used the Grateful Bunch stamp set for the lace border, Bloomin Love for the hearts and What I Love for the sentiment.  You can order any of these by clicking on the stamp set name, or clicking here.

The Grateful Bunch is part of bundle – add the coordinating Blossom Bunch Punch and SAVE!  The What I Love stamp is FREE with a $50 order during Sale-A-Bration.  (I love FREE!)

Sale-A-BrationWhat is Sale-A-Bration?  Click here to find out!

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin Space.  And if you choose to shop with me please know that I am grateful for each and every customer and will go out of my way to take good care of you.  If you have questions on any products or techniques, don’t be afraid to ask!  I love to share my knowledge of paper crafting!

Come back later, I have a special card to share.





White Space

I was inspired to make this card after a friend shared a card she made that was  white on white.

Bloomin Hearts thinlits die, heart, bridal, white on white

I had just received my Bloomin Heart Thinlits dies and just couldn’t stop playing with it!  (It is a little bit additive, especially when used with the new Precision Plate and Big Shot Die Brush!)

White on White, or any monochromatic project can be a little tricky but it doesn’t have to be dull!   One of the best tips to keep in mind when working white on white (or color on color) is that since you don’t have colors, you need to work with layers and texture and dimension.  Who needs lots of color when you’ve got all that going for you?

Notice all the layers?  First is my Whisper White card base.  Then comes another, smaller layer of Whisper White that was embossed with the Gently Falling TIEF.  A little strip of Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum, stamped with a sentiment in Silver, is wrapped around this layer prior to adhering this to the card base.  (Even this vellum is white on white!)  This tiny bit of silver ink is the only ‘color’ on the entire card!

Now for the focal point!  I cut out a heart from Whisper White cardstock using the Bloomin’ Heart thinlits and several flowers as well.  The Big Shot die brush makes easy  work of getting all those little pieces out of the intricate design.  Stampin’ Dimensionals strategically placed behind the 5 flower areas prop this heart up from the embossed background.  Next I curled the flowers and using pieces of dimensionals, adhered the flowers to the flower spaces.  On the 2 larger flowers, I added a smaller flower on top of the larger flower.  Each flower was then topped with a Pearl.  Lastly, a piece of Organza ribbon was adhered on top of the heart for yet more texture & dimension.IMG_6228You can see the layers and dimensions in this view.

While I originally made this card as a Congrats on your Engagement, I thought it looked more ‘bridal’ and decided to use it as a Congrats on getting married instead!  My Rose Wonder bundle was on it’s way, so I waited, then added the sentiment “Wishing you a marriage made in heaven and a lifetime blessed by God” to the inside.

Here’s another look:
bloomin hearts thinlits die, bridal, white on white

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From the Heart – Pals Blog Hop

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Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are showcasing projects using Stampin’ Up! products featuring a theme from any of the following: Valentine’s Day; Thinking of You; Get Well; or Sympathy. All of these themes come “From the Heart.”  We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

My project was made “From the Heart” for my dear Aunt Jan.  Jan was in a tragic accident about 2 weeks before Christmas and suffered multiple, traumatic injuries.  I made this card for her using elements that came straight from my heart to hers!

hearts & butterflies

I started the card with a piece of “Perfectly Artistic” designer series paper (free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration now thru Feb. 15) in a pale shade of blue using the soft watercolor side glued to a Whisper White card base.  Aunt Jan loves to paint so I thought this would be the perfect backdrop.    Since my Bloomin’ Heart thinlits die was begging to be used, I cut a heart from the now retired Painted Blossoms designer series paper.  Aunt Jan LOVES to garden; she plants literally hundreds of flowers each year on her huge property.  I just had to use flowers as a nod to her love of gardening.  (I’m glad I stocked up on this paper before it retired because those beautiful blooms will never go out of style!)  A banner cropped from the pink paper shows off a silver foil banner and grounds the heart to the base.

Next I cropped a Lost Lagoon butterfly and layered that with the intricately-cut butterfly that coordinates with it cropped from Whisper White.  Jan is also a big animal lover: her horses, cats & dogs attest to that, as do the numerous bird feeders in her yard.  With all the flowers, butterflies are always welcome too!  But a subtle message too, that this accident may be a life-changing event, but like a butterfly, she will come out stronger and more beautiful on the other side!

Lastly, a little heart punched out using the Sweetheart punch, and the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum (free with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration) is the final layer topped off with a Iced Rhinestone – a subtle message that Jan is a shining jewel!  The silver bevel of the rhinestone, the silver foil banner in the background and the silver metallic cording are also hints that Jan is a precious metal in my eyes!  (and precious in the eyes of the Lord God, too!).

The sentiment is from “Thoughts & Prayers”.

hearts & butterflies

This card was offered with many prayers from my heart, and God is good!  He is answering our prayers and Jan is recovering; although it seems with two steps forward and one step back at times, but overall she has amazed us with her determination and strength!  I would, however, covet your prayers for my Aunt Jan.  She still has a long road ahead of her.

I hope that she will see each element of my card, and the meaning behind each one, and know that it was made right From My Heart!

Thanks for visiting My Stampin’ Space and listening to my story.  Please feel free to leave me a comment below.  To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

  1. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  2. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  3. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  4. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  5. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  6. Michelle Gleeson at
  7. Shannon Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  10. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  11. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  12. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  13. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  14. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  15. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  16. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  17. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space — YOU ARE HERE! —
  18. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose

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Welcome 2016

Happy New Year, Number of Years, Confetti TIEF, 2016, Nancy Gleason, My Stampin Space

I want to wish all of my friends, my customers and my blog readers a very Happy New Year!  I hope that 2016 brings health and happiness to you all.

I used a few new products to make this card, the Confetti TIEF was used to created the party-like embossed background.  I used a large oval framelit die and stamped “2016” in versamark ink and heat embossed the numbers in pewter embossing powder.  The numbers are from a new stamp set “Number of Years” and there are coordinating framelit dies as well.  I love bundles and this is going to be a staple in any paper crafters supply.  A little Melon Mambo bow adds just the right finishing touch!

Be safe!   Just 5 more days until the new catalogs are released!  Now, that’s something to celebrate!