Mad for Plaid

I just love plaid, especially buffalo check plaid, so it’s fair to say that I am Mad for Plaid! I was so excited when I saw this cute little 1/4″ Black & White Gingham ribbon in the Holiday Mini Catalog!


Even more exciting is that the one of the patterns of paper in the Peaceful Prints DSP (available for FREE during SaleABration with a qualifying $50 order) has these adorable tiny Christmas Trees in a green and Black Buffalo Check. I just knew I had to combine this paper and ribbon!

Don’t you just love this? Doesn’t it make you Mad for Plaid also? So quick and easy, but oh so cute!

How it’s made

I started with a piece of Basic Black card stock cut to 5-1/2″ x 6 and folded it in half to make a 5-1/2″ x 3″ card base. Then I added a piece of this cute DSP from the Peaceful Prints which was mounted onto a Garden Green layer. I wrapped a piece of the B&W 1/4″ Gingham ribbon around that panel and tied it in a bow, before adhering it to the card base. I stamped the sentiment in Momento Black ink onto a scrap of Basic White cardstock and fussy cut with my Paper Snips before popping it up on mini Dimensionals.

Here’s another card I made with 2 little variations:

Looks almost the same, but this time I kept the whole sentiment rather than just cropping out part of it. And I tied the ribbon in a knot, rather than a bow. Then I tied on another scrap of ribbon to give more of a rustic look.

Which card do you like best? Leave me a comment below.

The Products

The Peaceful Prints DSP has so many pretty patterns: let’s take a look:

2 each of 6 double-sied 12″x12″ designer series paper in Basic Black, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Real Red & Sahara Sand.

You can easily recreate this card yourself – and earning the Free Peaceful Prints DSP is easy! Here’s how:

  • Christmas to Remember Stamp Set #156300 – $22.00
  • Black & White 1/4″ Gingham Ribbon # 156485 2@ $7.00 – $14.00
  • Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad # 132708 – $6.00
  • Basic Black 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock # 121045 – $8.75
    • Total $50.75 – you just earned 1 Free Sale-A-Bration item!

You can shop my online store, safely & securely 24-7, when you click on this link. And thanks for shopping with me!

Last Christmas, I made a really cute Gift Card Holder using the Buffalo Check and a Moose! You can check out that post here. I guess I really have been Mad for Plaid for quite some time!

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin S;pace today! I’m glad you’re here.

Get Well Wishes


I needed a get well card for a man so I wanted something clean & simple and with masculine colors. Sahara Sand and Island Indigo DSP pair up beautifully for a wonderful color combination that’s masculine but not drab.

“Everything Eleanor” and “Perfectly Penned” were the stamp sets I used.  I stamped the background in Sahara Sand ink on whisper white cardstock; my paper snips made easy work to accurately cut this out.  The Get Well sentiment was stamped in Island Indigo ink onto Whisper White paper.  The Apothecary Accents framelits popped out that die cut shape in no time.  I used the Candy Dots in Island Indigo (Regals Collection # 130932)  and the Candy  Dots Brad Bases to accent the die cut shape and sentiment.  They really add a finished touch, don’t you think?

You can click on any of the underlined items listed above and be instantly and magically transported to my on-line store where you can purchase that featured item along with anything else your heart desires!  If your order totals $150 or more (before shipping & tax) you will even earn bonus dollars so you can maximize your purchasing power – that’s right.  More power to you!

Everything Eleanor Clear-Mount Stamp Set
#131987 (W) $ 36.95
#124164 (C) $26.95

Perfectly Penned
# 128703 (W) $16.95
#122892 (C) $ 12.95

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space.  I hope this simple layout and color combination inspired you when you need to make a masculine card, or just want something quick that doesn’t take alot of time.  Please leave me a comment, and come back to My Stampin Space again!

Happy Stampin’





August Pals Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the August Pals Blog Hop. Even though it’s only August we want to provide some inspiration for your upcoming holiday projects. This month’s blog hop will showcase new products from the 2013 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog. We hope you enjoy seeing how we use the new stamps, new punches and other accessories!

You should have just left stop number 14 on the Pals Hop – Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat. If so, you are in the right spot. If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas







“Merry Little Christmas” (#131826-wood, #131829-clear) was a stamp set that went straight to the top of my wish list my first trip thru the 2013 Holiday Catalog.  Why?  Because it’s part of a bundle!  Anytime I see a product bundle, I know that A)  the products will coordinate well together, and B) I’ll save money!

This catalog is full of kits, great for the busy crafter!  This stamp set comes bundled with a card kit for easy card-making without a lot of fuss and includes everything except ink & adhesives (basic supplies you probably have on hand).

For this card, I used a gray, red & green color combo.  There’s a layer of Smoky Slate card stock, then a layer of Real Red followed by a piece of DSP  (retired – I am bound & determined to use as much of my retired DSP as I can!)  .  The image is stamped in Real Red onto Whisper White cardstock.  I then stamped the image again on Whisper White using Gumball Green and snipped out the ‘little’ banner using my paper snips and popped it up on stampin dimensional.  The little bit of grey behind it offset gives it some flair.  The finishing touch is the Gumball Green ribbon.

The next item I had to have were the Expressions Thinlits Dies #132171.  I loved the font and the size of each word.  IMG_2601Check out the spread on pages 10-11 in the catalog for some great ideas with this die.

These two cards were whipped out in minutes!  (Thanks to the Pals for the great tip about using wax paper to help get the cardstock out of the die! – No thanks to my family for leaving an empty roll in the wax paper box in my cabinet and not letting me know we were out!  – But that’s a different story!)

Red Glimmer Paper and Silver Glimmer Paper and punches created the designs.  (The Mosaic Madness punch and a line of mini pearls makes a great ornament, don’t you think?)  Need a quick card that you can mass produce but doesn’t cut corners on cuteness?  These thinlits will get the job done for you!  Another reason I like this set – it spans 3 holidays.  Plus I could see using the Love sentiment for more than just Valentine’s Day.

IMG_2602You can order any of these products from me.  Just click here to go directly to my store and start shopping!



The next stop is Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog, stop number 16 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting – and I hope to see you next month!


  1. Colleen Mollema at My Crafty Habit
  2. Peggy Noe at Pretty Paper Cards
  3. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  4. Angie Blake at Angie’s Musings
  5. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  6. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  7. Barb Furlong at The Love of Stamping
  8. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  9. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  10. Laurie Chilton at Stampin’ Ink
  11. Penny Nichols at Sierra Stampin!
  12. Amy Williams at Stampin’ on the Range
  13. Shannon Jaramillo at Ezpeasycards
  14. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  15. Nancy Gleason at MyStampinSpace
  16. Beth Beard at My Little Craft Blog
  17. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
  18. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  19. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  20. Kerry Willard Bray at Stampgoodness
  21. Brian King at Stamp With Brian
  22. Nicole Picadura at Scraps & Stamps
  23. Kim Czenszak at Live Love Stamp
  24. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  25. Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo
  26. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  27. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stampin with Avery’s Owlery
  29. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  30. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit

Thanks to the talented Nicole Watt for creating our blog hop badge and buttons! This month’s badge and buttons feature the most excellent color combo featured in the Winter Frost product suite: Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Island Indigo, Pool Party and Smoky Slate.

And thanks to you for stopping by My Stampin’ Space today.  If you liked what you saw, please leave me a comment or sign up for my mailing list.  Please come back again!  See you soon!

Happy Stampin,


Clearly New Stamps Are Here!

Photopolymer Stamps are here!

What is photopolymer you ask?  Watch this video and find out!

We’ve searched long and hard for just the right material to be able to introduce completely clear stamping. And we’ve found it. We’re excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! The new photopolymer will be an addition to our stamp line and will appeal to all types of stampers. Our top-quality photopolymer has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time and with the introduction of our firm-foam pads, let’s just say they’re meant for each other! Photopolymer stamps will also be unique, fun designs that will inspire you and provide more versatile options you may not see in our traditional wood- and clear-mount stamp options.

What makes them so great?

  • They’re entirely transparent for perfect placement every time!
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last.
  • Can you say sticky? (Don’t worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks.
  • They’re age tested. They won’t yellow or cloud up over time.
  • They use FDA, food-safe material. How far can you stretch your stamping creativity?
  • We could go on, but we’ll let you try them for yourself.

They are clearly a great choice.

Designer Typeset Photopolymer Stamp Set #132956 $ 13.95

For more information on the PhotoPolymer Stamps, click here for a flyer.

Ready to jump in and order your set today?  Click here to go to my on-line store and get your Designer Typeset photopolymer stamp set today!  Don’t forget, until March 22nd, with every $50 purchase of Stampin’ Up! products, you can get a FREE item from our Sale-A-Bration promotion.

So now that you know what photopolymer stamps are, don’t keep the news to yourself – go share this post with every crafter/stamper/scrapper you know.  Click on a social sharing button below.


Thank You, Eleanor

Thank you Eleanor

When the annual catalog for 2012 was released last June, one of the first stamp sets to make it to the top of my ‘must-have’ list was Everything Eleanor.  The swirl/flourish image, the vintage background image, the pretty flowers & bird, the bordered circle image (just right for journaling in a scrapbook), all called my name.  But for some reason, it is one of my most under-used stamp sets too!  I set out to change that this weekend.  With a boatload of thank-you cards that I need to make and send out, this was the first set I turned to, even though it doesn’t have a thank-you sentiment in the set.  For that, I enlisted the help of a new friend, Pretty Petites which I got for FREE from the current Sale-A-Bration catalog along with the coordinating Petite Curly Label Punch which I also got for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  And they coordinate with the Curly Label Punch for layered goodness.  A simple piece of ribbon and a pearl for finishing touches and I’m all done. My color combination was a monochromatic look starting with Very Vanilla cardstock, Sahara Sand ink for the background swirl, Soft Suede ink to stamp the worn background image and Early Espresso cardstock and ink for the Thank You sentiment.

The items I used are featured below or you can click on the hyperlink above and go straight to my online store and order these products for yourself.   Everything Eleanor Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Everything Eleanor -clear# 124164, wood #124162

Pretty Petites Clear-Mount Stamp Set

Pretty Petites wood# 129639, clear # 129642


Petite Curly Label Punch        Curly Label Punch - by Stampin' Up!

Petite Curly Label Punch #129405                     Curly  Label Punch # 119851

 So, head on over to my on-line ordering store and pick out your favorite stamp set, and don’t forget to get one, two or even three FREE Sale-A-Bration items.   The biggest sale of the year, it runs thru March 22.

Want even more?  Join Stampin’ Up! during Sale-A-Bration and enjoy all the perks of being part of the Stampin’ Up! family and the wonderful sense of belonging that comes with our Pals Community.  Purchase the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit for $99 and get $156.50 of your choice of any available Stampin’ Up! products.  That’s 25% more Starter Kit products for FREE during Sale-A-Bration.  The kit ships FREE for another 10% savings.   Learn more!

Please leave me a comment and tell me what you stamp set you just had to have, but then didn’t use too much.  Then, challenge yourself to dig out that set and make something with it.  For a double bonus, send me a pic of what you’ve created and I’ll share it with my readers on my blog!

If you like this card, please be nice and share it with your friends or Facebook or repin onto your Pinterest board!

Thanks for stopping by My Stampin’ Space.  Come back and stamp with me again.  – Nancy




PPA150 Color Challenge

The first color challenge of the new year was just what I needed to get me back in the saddle again!  I realized that I haven’t stamped, or posted anything on my blog for over 6 weeks until just the other day.  I NEEDED to get back to stamping to get my sanity back.  Stamping is therapy!    I love the color combination that our pals came up with.

So here is my entry:  I hope you like it.


I used Melon Mambo embossing powder to emboss the flower image and sentiment.

I thought the flower needed a little bling so I added a center from Silver Glimmer paper topped with a jumbo pearl which I colored black.

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Happy Stampin’


Mojo Monday 262

Today is Monday, so it’s time to get my mojo on and  play the Mojo Monday sketch challenge.

Here is the sketch that the design team over at Mojo Monday created.  I had so many ideas run thru my head the second I saw this sketch.  Since I had my Halloween stamps and paper out (for the Pals Blog Hop) I used those.

Here is my project – I hope you like it!  Googly Ghouls & Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP

This sketch is a great way to use those little scraps of DSP that I always seem to accumulate but don’t want to get rid of (and I’m sure you have them too!).

My card base is Very Vanilla cardstock with Basic Black layered on top of that.  A strip of Tangerine Tango crosses the top and acts as anchor for all the flags to hang from.  A circle of Very Vanilla acts as the canvas for my witch from the Googly Ghouls stamp set.  Both of those pieces have been pierced for added interest and texture.  You can see that better in this close-up.

Mojo Monday 262 close upI punched a circle in So Saffron and sponged Daffodil Delight around the outer edges to create shading.  The little bat flying over the moon adds to the ominous feeling!

I also used Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, and Lucky Limeade markers to color in parts of my little witch.  The Googlie eyes just make the images in this stamp set so adorable!  Nothing frightening here!

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Thanks for stopping into My Stampin’ Space!  I hope you were inspired to get your mojo on and try your hand at making a project using your scraps of DSP and this sketch.

Happy Stampin’!  – Nancy


Mojo Monday 256

Is it really Thursday already?   Really, where did the week go?  I didn’t have the time to get started on this Monday night but I did start my card on Tuesday but here it Thursday and I just got finished!   It’s been a busy week, that’s for sure!

Well, here is the sketch:  We had a choice of either a round or square card.

I made my card square, it was really fun making a card a little different than the standard 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ size.

This card is destined for a friend who is having a birthday tomorrow!   Good thing I finally got it finished is all I can say :).

Stampin' Up!, Nancy Gleason, Natural Composition DSP, Made For You, Primrose Petals,

Please leave me a comment and let me know how you like this card.  My recipe is below:

Stamp Set:  Made For You # 126342 (clear mount)

Paper:  Early Espresso card stock, Natural Composition Specialty DSP, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Very Vanilla, Gumball Green.

Ink:  Early Espresso

Cool Tools:  Big Shot die cutting machine, Textured Impressions Designer Frames embossing folder, Build-a-Bird Punch, 1-1/4″ circle punch, 1-3/8″ circle punch, paper snips

Embellishments:  3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon in Raspberry Ripple, Basic Jewels – Pearls.

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Mojo Monday 256