Refreshed and Renewed!

Refreshed and Renewed!

Happy day friends.  I hope you had a wonderful holiday and like me are coming back refreshed and renewed.


I don’t know about you but I needed the last few days off.  I enjoyed being with my family and absolutely loved sitting on my couch taking long naps and doing NOTHING.  I thought about doing a lot but ended up enjoying the fact that nothing was pressing.


We had a wonderful Christmas and have enjoyed extended family that traveled from Colorado and Iowa.  It’s been all about the food and being together, for that I’m grateful.  It’s been great having my kids home too.  It’s been a stressful school year for both of them.  I think the four of us can say we are feeling refreshed and renewed.


I walked into my stamp room tonight and it was quite the disaster.  The Christmas aftermath was pretty evident and I felt a bit overwhelmed walking into the disaster.  I spent a few hours cleaning up and then started clearing out the old and getting ready for the new Occasions Catalog toys.  Oh BOY!


Time to Stamp

I’m excited to share another card using one of the new sets I’m head over heels for.  I recently shared a card HERE using the stamp set Beautiful Ride. What an awesome stamp set with excellent options in this set.

Refreshed and Renewed, Beautiful Ride Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

I watercolored using my Aqua Painter and Watercolor Paper.  I had to do a little fussy cutting but I’ve found when watercoloring this love bug I get better results when using my Aqua Painter and Watercolor paper.  I also watercolored the surf board using the same technique and then once cut I placed it carefully on top of the car.

Refreshed and Renewed, Beautiful Ride Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!


Finish it Up!

To finish this card I added a few strips of the It’s My Party Designer Series Paper.  This is the party paper to have.  Bright and happy and great for any celebration.

I placed the car on top of the Designer Paper using dimensionals.  Lastly, I added the greeting onto a banner.  Isn’t this a fun greeting? Life is a beautiful ride, isn’t it?

Refreshed and Renewed, Beautiful Ride Stamp Set, Stampin' Up!

I think this is going to be a stamp set you will love especially if you love to watercolor.

This and the many awesome new products coming in the new catalog will be available on January 5th and that’s just around the corner.

Meanwhile, there is still time to grab the fun products from the Holiday Catalog and don’t forget…

Special Gift for Online Orders


Time is ticking….

This month for all online orders of $25 or more, you will receive a very special gift from me.  I’m pretty excited about it and I know you will be too.  You might squeal a little bit.  Just a little. Okay… maybe a lot.

Make sure to use the Hostess Code given below.

Don’t forget that some of your favorites might be GONE FOREVER.  Check out the products retiring from the Holiday Catalog HERE.

Don’t forget you get my December Customer Appreciation Tutorial with your order as well. YAY YAY YAY!!!


Have a GREAT start to your week and I hope you feel refreshed and renewed like I do.  I have lots of fun things to share this week.  YIPPIE!!!



  1. Glad you had a great Christmas and all your family were together. I enjoyed Christmas too but didn’t do enough prep before. Left things too late to shop, bake, and wrap, and promised myself I will make Christmas cards throughout the year, in fact, going to do some shortly while I’m in the mood! Overused the Wonderland set but that was ok as all my cards were very different. That set may very well be my most favorite set ever!! Hope you enjoy the rest of the season and all the best to you and your family in 2016!