Pansy Patch Butterfly


The new 2021 - 2022 annual catalog will soon be released! As a demonstrator I am able to pre-purchase product before the catalog is available and the new Pansy Patch bundle was at the top of my list. Pansies are my absolute favorite flower.

The moment I saw the flower I just knew that I could make other things from it. Case in point this butterfly!

Stay tuned for more ideas to come!

2021 - 2023 In Color Club - Join The Fun


2021 - 2023 In Color Club
Registration Now Open

Each month you will receive a kit of goodies featuring one of the new 2021 - 2023 In Color products!

Ink, Re-inker, Cardstock, DSP, Ribbon, Blends, Sample Card.

This club runs for 5 months starting in May.
Get all the details here.

In Color Club

March Share It Sunday Blog Hop


Welcome to the Share it Sunday Blog Hop.  This last week I have been working on my Technique Club projects and with Easter just around the corner I thought I would share with you the Modified Tower card. This is a technique that Julie Davidson shared recently. 
Modified Tower Fine Art Floral


To make this card you will need the following supplies:
Cardstock: Merry Merlot, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, Fine Art Floral DSP
Dies & Punches: Word Wishes Dies, Butterfly Duet Punch
Misc: Clear Wink of Stella, Pastel Pearls

  • On the long side score @ 1” & 2”. Rotate and repeat on opposite side.
  • On the short side
    • Line up the left edge at 1” and cut from 1” to 3”
    • Pick up the blade and align at 5 ¼”, cut to 7 ¼”
    • Slide left edge of cardstock to the 2” and cut from 1” to 3”
    • Pick up the blade and align at 5 ¼”, cut to 7 ¼”
    • Rotate cardstock and repeat on opposite side.
  • Score between the cut lines
  • Adhere strips of DSP as shown
  • Adhere Very Vanilla to Night of Navy layer.
    • Adhere to center panel of card.
  • Cover the “Happy” & “Easter” with clear Wink of Stella – adhere to card as shown above.
  • Add pearls to large butterfly and adhere to card with a dimensional
  • Adhere the small butterfly with Tombow to card front 

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!  Be sure to continue your blog hop journey!

Ink Stamp Share Monthly Blog Hop


Welcome to the Ink Stamp Share Monthly Blog Hop. this month we are focused on Masculine cards. 

Playful Pets Birthday Card
It's been way too long since I used the Playful Pets.  I fell in love with this bundle when it came out and then got totally sidetracked with all the other amazing products from Stampin' Up!  

One of my favorite things is the coordination between the dies and the designer series paper. It makes crafting super easy and quick. For example, on my card, the pup was die cut from the DSP.

My card pairs together the Pets and the Happy Birthday Chick dies. To make this card you will need the following:

  1. Start by running the Balmy Blue cardstock through your die cutting machine with the Painted Textured EF and adhere the layer to the Basic Grey card base.
  2. Then die cut a stitched circle and sponge some Balmy Blue ink in the center. Adhere to card base.
  3. Die cut 2 of the fences from the Hey Birthday Chick dies and adhere together. Then adhere to the center of the stitched circle.
  4. Die cut the pup from the Playful Pets DSP and adhere with dimensionals.
  5. Die cut the sentiment from the Hey Birthday Chick dies - one in black and the other in Basic Grey - adhere together (off set) and then adhere to your card.
Thank you for hopping by. I hope you have enjoyed my project. Be sure to continue onto the next blog!

Pierced Blooms Front Flap Card


I am always looking for new fun fold cards and although this probably isn't "new" it is one that I had never seen before. It is called a Front Flap card and is very easy to  make. 

It uses Navy, White & Misty Moonlight cardstock as well as Paper Blooms DSP (free level 1 SAB item). 

The die cuts are from the Pierced Bloom dies - flowers and label and the sentiment is from Happy Thoughts.  

Ink~Stamp~Share Feb 2021 Showcase Blog Hop


Welcome to the Ink~Stamp~Share Showcase Blog Hop!
Today I am sharing projects that I worked on for my "VGaS "(pronounced Vegas & stands for Virtual Games and Stamping) night  that I held last night.
This is the first of 3 cards we made and it features..... what else.... my new favorite bundle - Hey Birthday Chick! I have layered white on white for the base and used the Stitched With Whimsy dies to frame the top layer of the card. All the coloring was done with Stampin' Blends - Just Jade, Cinnamon Cider, Poppy Parade & So Saffron. I gave the sentiment a "lift" by die cutting it twice - and layering the black one behind the Just Jade.
Hey Birthday Chick

My next card features the level 2 SAB DSP - Berry Delightful DSP. The top 2 layers were run through my die cutting machine with the Stitched With Whimsy dies to give them some additional texture. I used the double oval punches for the sentiment and added a few rhinestones to the front of the card.
Berry Delightful

My last card features Handsomely Suited bundle and DSP. This is such a versatile bundle and not just for masculine cards which you can see here
Handsomely Suited

We had a great time last night!  Stamping, Bingo & prizes.  I am excited for the next VGaS night on March 12!
Be sure to register for our "next trip to VGaS" and join my VGaS Facebook page to stay up to date on all the events!!
VGaS Nights, Virtual Stamping

Be sure to continue your blog hop journey on to see what fabulous projects Donna Coffman has been working on this week! 

Craft Collaborations Blog Hop - Hey Chicks


Hello and welcome to For the Love Of Stamping!  You have landed on the Hey Chick Blog Hop!
These little hens & chicks bundles are just adorable.  
And Stampin' Up just released on Feb. 2 some additional offerings to supplement the J2J mini catalog. 
First of all, you may remember this stamp set from 2017 SAB. Hopefully you kept it because you can now get coordinating dies for it!!  WOOHOO!
If you didn't keep it and or would like to get it, then you can now, along with a coordinating set of dies!
So adorable!  I love all the choices of dies! So many options!

In the J2J mini, on page 52, there is a new Chick stamp set call Hey Birthday Chick. 

And now, there is a set of coordinating dies to go with!! Woohoo! Check it out.

Again, an awesome assortment of coordinating dies.
So why do you need both the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick bundles?
1. They just work perfectly together!
2. You will regret not having both!
3. Buy them both with a chalk marker and qualify for 2 level 1 (like the Oh So Ombré DSP used here) or 1 level 2 SAB items!
4. Place your online order here and qualify for 2 entries into my "Win a Mini Stampin' cut & Emboss Machine!

So let's have a look at my card.  I combined both of the sets to make this fun card.  I LOVE the corn stalks!!!  Never knew I NEEDED corn stalks - LOL!

Hey Birthday Chick

To create this card you will need the following
Here is a breakdown of what is available now!

I am having so much fun playing with the bundles that I made several other cards. Be sure to check out my Facebook page  and other blog posts for more ideas!

Hey Birthday Chick with Oh So Ombre DSP


Hey Birthday Chick
Here is an easy way to create an ombré background. Start with the Oh So Ombré DSP  - I have used the Bermuda Bay ombré sheet. Then, using a Blending Brush, pick up some Night of Navy and blend over the upper section of the DSP.

This is a "safe" way to get your feet wet with the Blending Brushes!

 I have to admit that I am truly enjoying playing with the Hey Chick & Hey Birthday Chick bundles! 

Why do you need both the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick bundles?
1. They just work perfectly together!
2. You will regret not having both!
3. Buy them both with a chalk marker and qualify for 2 level 1 (like the Oh So Ombré DSP used here) or 1 level 2 SAB items!
4. Place your online order here and qualify for 2 entries into my "Win a Mini Stampin' cut & Emboss Machine!

On my design today, I am using both bundles. You can't have one without the other! Trust me it is worth the investment. And if you purchase both you will qualify for 2 level 1 or a level 2 SAB item.  I have colored the chicken with Stampin' Blends and die cut the sentiment and hen house. 

Would you like to try your hand at this card? Join me in my Blending Brush class on Feb. 20 - I have one spot left!

Hey Chicks & Birthday Chicks Baby-to-Be Card

Hey Birthday Chick
Ok, sometimes I have a  bit of a weird sense of humor. But for some reason I thought this was clever - the Momma chick is waiting for the arrival of her baby chick - lol.

I have to admit that the Hey Chick and Hey Birthday Chick bundles are addictive!  I just can't put them down.

For this card there are a number of steps - but honestly they are all easy peasy!


  1. Run white cardstock through the die cutting machine with the Stitched With Whimsy dies
  2. Use Blending Brushes (#153611 - get them while you can - these babies are selling out fast!) to create the background (Balmy Blue, Soft Seafoam and Crumb Cake used on my card)
  3. Ink up the hen house die with crumb cake ink and run it through the die cutting machine on Crumb Cake ink - then use a blending brush to add some additional color (crumb cake).
  4. Die cut the corn stalks, corn, sign, fence and chicken wire
  5. Color the chick and the egg with Stampin' Blends.
More samples to come!!  Be sure to order your Hey Chick bundle and Birthday Chick dies on Feb 2!

Hey Birthday Chick & a Special Surprise Coming on Feb. 2nd


Hey Birthday Chick
Time for a little fun!  I have been playing with the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set today along with a couple of other items that will be available on Feb. 2nd!

If you remember way back to 2017 during SAB there was a stamp set that you could earn for free called Hey Chick. Now, if you are like me, you didn't keep the stamp set - tsk! tsk!  

I should've kept it because in a couple of days, the Hey Chick stamp set and the coordinating dies will make a limited time appearance!  Yep you can purchase the stamp set  & dies individually or as a bundle!

Not only that, but SU will be releasing coordinating dies for the Hey Birthday Chick stamp set as well!!!!    I am so excited!  These whimsical little chickens are adorable and the sets of dies are awesome!

Here is the breakdown


Hey Chick Bundle

$ 60.25



Hey Chick Stamp Set

$ 23.00


Hey Chick Dies

$ 44.00


Hey BD Chick Bundle




Hey BD Chick Stamp Set

$ 29.00


Hey BD Chick Dies


Check back on the 5th when I post another project for a Blog Hop that I am participating in!

Ink Stamp Share - January Blog Hop


Welcome to my blog! Today I am sharing a card that I created for the Ink~Stamp~Share Monthly Blog Hop!

Our theme this month is Spring/Summer & Sale-A-Bration and I am using the new stamp/die bundle Welcoming Window. I have waited for the right opportunity to create a theater card. I wasn't until the Jan to June mini catalog came out that I figured out what I wanted to do! Welcoming Window stamp/die bundle is perfect for this fancy fold. 

Here is my take on the Theater card. 
When closed I thought it looked like the front of an apartment building. The card base is Early Espresso and I have layered In Good Taste DSP. I die cut the center with the Stitched Rectangle dies and added a frame around the opening. 
Here is what it looks like when you open the card. I have stamped & die cut the floral images, the shelves and the pots using the Window Flower Box dies.  

Technique Blog Hop - Blending Brushes


OOOHHH! I am so excited to share with you the AMAZING NEW BLENDING BRUSHES from Stampin' Up!
Once you try them you will never go back to sponges!!!
Check out this card I created for this hop!
I used 3 techniques on this card.
Blending with Blending Brushes
Emboss Resist
Water Painter Lift
Blending Brushes

  1. The first step is to emboss your images in white on white.
  2. Then use the Blending Brushes to add ink over the entire surface of the embossed layer. I have used Just Jade, Bermuda Bay & Coastal Cabana.
  3. Wipe excess ink with a paper towel. This allows the embossing to show through more.
  4. Using a Water Painter, dip the tip into some water and "paint" inside the lines of all the images - dab the water each time with a piece of paper towel to soak up the water and remove the ink.
  5. Once the layer is dry, adhere your die cut greeting (Floral Gallery dies used here) and the "Thank You" sentiment.
I hope that you will give this a try! I think it would look amazing with other colors! Now be sure to hop over to JoAnn Pollock's blog to see what she has created for you with Blending Brushes!