Archive for Get Well

Be the Light of Hope- High Tide Stamp Set

Be the Light of Hope

The High Tide stamp set was another stamp set I couldn’t live without.

Probably the number one reason I love the High Tide stamp set so much is due to the greetings.  In our culture today, encouraging words are needed and we have the ability to send them.

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Create Hope

The High Tide stamp set not only has encouraging greetings, the scenes that you can create are endless.


Light of Hope, High Tide stamp set, Stampin' Up!



This set has fantastic images.   Can you see why I love these encouraging words?

Instantly when thinking about a lighthouse, I think about being a light to others.  Just like the light from the lighthouse, it helps steer you in the right direction.  I believe these encouraging words can steer someone towards hope.


Light of Hope, High Tide stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Tips & Tricks

The high tide stamp set is a two-step stamp set. There are two lighthouse images. While each could be used alone, the detail of the lighthouse really comes through when using the two-step technique.

  • To help line up the images perfectly, it helped to stamp the more detailed lighthouse image first.  When stamping the bold lighthouse image, I stamped off the ink first and then over the detailed lighthouse.
  • Stamp the images onto Whisper White cardstock (4″ x 4-3/4″). Stamp the scene first which includes the seagrass, birds, and beach sand, then stamp the lighthouse onto a Whisper White scrap piece.  Once you have stamped the lighthouse, fussy cut using your Paper Snips.
  • The greeting was stamped onto a Whisper White cardstock scrap, then die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  These framelits will be back in my Online Store on January 16th.  Mark your calendar.

Light of Hope, High Tide stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Light of Hope, High Tide stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Stamp it, Send it!

We can create all the beautiful cards in the world, however, if the cards are piling up in your stamp room they are not being utilized to their ability.

I’m encouraging you to send a few cards of hope to those around you that need to see the light.  Let them know you care.

Regardless of being a fan of lighthouses or not, the High Tide stamp set is a ray of sunshine to any stamping collection because of the greetings alone.


Big News!

Also, I have big news.  Are you ready for Valentines Day? I shared a really fun project using the Sealed with Love bundle on the Stampin’ Up! blog and I hope you will check it out.  It’s kinda a secret and hopefully, the Prince doesn’t get wind of it.  Be Inspired, Click HERE.

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Don’t Forget!

Lastly, here are a few important tidbits I don’t want you to forget.

Over the last 6 months, I’ve offered a fun tutorial bundle each month which included 12 tutorials from designers all over the world.  This tutorial has been a huge hit.  The projects are ALWAYS  using Stampin’ Up! current products and different projects such as cards and 3D items.

I’m starting a new 6-month subscription of this tutorial with NEW designers.  They are AMAZING artists.


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  • Purchase the tutorial individually each month for $15.


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As a result of being a subscriber, you will receive the tutorial automatically on the first of each month.

The Tutorial will automatically download once purchased.   You can see past monthly tutorials HERE.

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Creation Station- Get Well

Creation Station- Get Well 

Get well cards and packaging came at a perfect time.  Some of my family has come down with the good ole summer cold.

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Just two weeks ago I was off to the Doctor for a sinus infection and my sweet mom came with me.  There is nothing better when your mom comes to your aid when your feeling sicky.


In less than 24 hours she came down with a dreadful cold and literally has been on the couch for days.  It was only a matter of time when I would get a phone call that my dad had come down with the same thing.  Now they are both on the couch!


Pick Me Up

I’ve been out of town for most of the time they’ve been sick. I figured a sweet card and a little soup would be the perfect pick me up.  I hope it helps but even more so I hope they know I want them well and I love them.


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Weather Together Stamp Set

While the words Get Well are not found in the Weather Together stamp set, I thought it was the perfect set to use for someone not feeling well.  This set along with the summer colors made it all come together.

Get Well, Stampin' Up!, Creation Station


Get Well, Stampin' Up!, Creation Station


Tips & Tricks


  • A quick watercolor background using Pool party, Bermuda Bay and a very small amount of Cucumber Crush ink was used using an Aqua Painter on Watercolor Paper.
  • Behind the negative die cuts of the clouds I created texture using the Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder.
  • The Umbrella Weather Framelits was used to add the edged die cuts for the umbrella’s.  These are so unique as they not only die cut, but they have a light embossing to them that is beautiful.
  • Did you know this stamp set comes as a bundle? That means you can save MONEY.  Check out the bundle HERE.

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Soup Makes it All Better


We all know soup makes everything better.

Soup in a bag must be 100x better and could make someone smile.

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Tips & Tricks- Soup Bag 

  • The soup was placed in a Glassine Bag.  Once again the bag is embellished using the Weathered Together stamp set.

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  • Create the topper using the largest framelit in the Layering Circle Framelit Dies.  Fold a piece of Old Olive cardstock in half.  Place the framelit above the folded edge so it will cut a half scallop circle.
  • Using a Sponge Dauber, create dots using Old Olive ink.
  • Add a little White Delicate Doily to add a little frill (I’m sure my dad will love this piece! Ha Ha!)
  • The greeting is perfect for my parents as they weather the cold together.  <giggle>

See products used for today’s projects below in the clickable links and shop Online 24/7!

Give a Little Get Well Love

Creating handmade love is bound to cheer someone up and for someone that isn’t feeling well, this could be the perfect solution.

Take a few minutes to see more ideas on creating Get Well love from our Creation Station Designers.  Just click the buttons below to take a hop around and enjoy on this awesome Sunday Morning.

Get Well, Stampin' Up!, Creation Station

Get Well, Stampin' Up!, Creation Station



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Have a GREAT Sunday!!!

Envelope Pouch Card | Stampin’ Up!

Envelope Pouch Card | Stampin’ Up!


Stampin’ Up! brought out the Envelope Punch Board some time ago and of course I had to have it right away.  


I remember opening it, putting a piece of cardstock on top of it and I made my first envelope and squealed.  That was it. End of story.  This precious product has sat untouched for MONTHS.  


Now cutting myself  a little slack for life happenings however I’ve been back in the studio since March.  Still untouched.  


For some reason this fun little Envelope Punch Board was kicking my pants with fear.  In fact more fearful than my Silhouette Cameo.  How could this be? 


You know the ole’ saying.  Sometimes you just have to kick fear in the pants and go for it.  So I did.  


Success occurred and it can for you too if you have the same fear as I did.  


I like to start EASY so I created this fun envelope pouch card using the Hello Love Stamp set.  



Hello Love, Stampin' Up!


Are you ready to create with me? 


Grab your Envelope Punch Board and watch this quick video on how to create it.  Don’t laugh if this is something you are very accomplished at…. remember, I had to kick fear in the pants.  This was HUGE for me. 


As for the cute card itself, it came together quickly with the Hello Love stamp set. You can see all the products I used below with links.  The stamp set is a Hostess set that YOU can earn for FREE.  


Hello Love, Stampin' Up!


In Other News…

Don’t forget about these great Weekly Deals.  Awesome deals this week!! 

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Designer Paper Promotion, Stampin' Up!

Designer Paper Promotion, Stampin' Up!

Things to remember with this promotion:

  • There is no limit to the number of free Designer Series Paper packs you can receive. For each three purchased, you will receive one free.
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 Have an AMAZING day!

Which Project Life Crafter Are You?

Which Project Life Crafter Are You? 


Stampin’ Up! just released their Project Life product line and it’s pure excitement among crafters.  Yes, all crafters.  


When Project Life hit the Stampin’ Up! news one of the biggest remarks I heard was, “that’s great but I don’t scrapbook!”  Love this remark because Project Life is SO not just for scrapbooking.  In fact, card makers listen up!  If you like to create fast simple cards then Project Life kits might be JUST for YOU!  


First, the cards are cute as E.V.E.R!  Second, the kits have some amazing little embellishments you don’t want to miss out on.


Project Life Crafter, Perfect Pennants

I love this BRIGHT card using our new Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection.  I simply cut the Project Life card down to the size I wanted and adhered to my Melon Mambo cardstock.  The rest of the card came together quickly. 


I used the Perfect Pennants stamp set using Summer Starfruit for the sentiment.  I believe the color in this Project Life card is Hello Honey a new In Color.  I loved how the Modern Mosaics stamp set was perfectly matched with this card.  

Project Life Crafter, Perfect Pennants


Now the big question… Which Project Life crafter are you?  Scrapbooker or cards? I’d love to know!  

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Get started today with Project Life.  You will love the Everyday Adventure Card Collection.  See ALL the products available NOW HERE.  


Exciting NEWS!

While Russ and I are floating around the sea I have a special just for YOU! 

During this week long trip I am offering Double Reward Points for my customers. Do you have a Rewards Zone Card? If not, check out how you can get one HERE.  Earn Double Rewards Points from Sunday, May 4th until Monday, May 12th.  


Purchase anything NAUTICAL in the current catalogs during that same time frame and I will send you a fun little surprise once I get back.

 Check out the NEW Tuesday Special Deals and Digital Downloads available today! 

Digital Lovers…. Check out the NEW Digital Project Life available!

Click the links to view.  

Backyard Basics- Bundle This Up!

Backyard Basics, Perfectly Penned, Stampin' Up!



Do you have a stamp set that you just love but the one thing keeping you from stamping it all the time is you have to cut the images out? With Backyard Basics, there is NO cutting.  This gorgeous stamp set coordinates beautifully with the Backyard Basics Framelits!  Even better, you can get this in a bundle and save money!  

I've been excited to ink my Backyard Basics stamp set for awhile.  It has so many great elements I love such as a beautiful bird, a speckled EGG… oh my.  I fell in true love when I took the Backyard Basics stamped images and placed them on my Magnetic Platform with the coordinating framelits.  Best invention yet… Magnetic Platform.  If you love to die cut, this will make your creative die cut life fantabulous. 


Backyard Basics, Perfectly Penned, Stampin' Up!


You can see on this card I added the die cut image direct to the card base with snail adhesive.  I also layered the speckled egg next to it.  If you look closely I added a script image from the Background Builders stamp set.  I love that script and it's a perfect layering image for your projects.  

Lastly, I added my greeting.  I used the Perfectly Penned stamp set with the Get Well image.  I noticed that I hardly have any Get Well Cards.  Not that I want anyone sick, but if someone does get sick, I am ready. 

Backyard Basics, Perfectly Penned, Stampin' Up!

I can't help but tell you how much I love this silly bird.  Knowing that I didn't have to cut it… SCORE!

Products in Orange below are from the new Holiday mini available on August 1st. 

Stamp set: Backyard Basics Bundle #132728, Pefectly Penned #122892, Background Builders #129150  Cardstock: Naturals Ivory,  Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green

Accessories:  Eastern Elegance DSP #130131, Linen Thread #104199, Backyard Basics Bundle Framelits #129380,  1 1/4" Burlap #132140, 


Kimberly Van Diepen, Stampin' Up!

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