Colorful Seasons Summer Card

Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' UP!

Stampin’ UP DSP Stack

Stampin’ UP makes coordination for card making and scrapbooking so easy.  Check out the video below to see all the wonderful paint chip, crackled and watercolor ombre effects in the Color Theory Stack.  So many fun combinations.

I used two on the above card for the banners behind the sentiment.  I also added a touch of the gold foil outlined with the stitched framelits.  This card was CASEd from the annual catalog’s sample.  I love the mini chevron ribbon in this suite.  It is so soft and easy to work with. I added a touch of it tied off with white twine.  The Glitter Enamel dots add a touch of sparkle.

Don’t Forget to Enter to Win a package of Glitter Enamel Dots…

Stampin' UP! Mini Chevron Ribbon

Color Theory Suite

This video that shows additional samples that can be made with this suite of products.

Don’t forget to bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 10%. Get the Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Seasonal Layers Framelits Thinlits Dies and enjoy this discount!  You get 24 photopolymer stamps and 17 coordinating dies.
It doesn’t matter what season it is: Summer, spring, winter, autumn…we can stamp for all of them with this set!

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Price: $110.00


Colorful Seasons Spring Card

Colorful Seasons Bundle by Stampin' UP!

Color Theory Mega Suite

The Color Theory Suite in the Stampin’ UP Annual Catalog is one of the most versatile sets in the catalog.  It works for all the seasons and has coordinating products for memory keeping as well.  I included the Memories and More Cards in the supply list.  The DSP 6×6 stack has lovely tonal papers that have an ombre effect like in the card pictured above.

The card above also uses the Glitter enamel dots. You can enter to win a package of them.


Stampin’ UP has made it so easy to find matching paper and embellishments.

Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Are you someone who is not ready to turn stamping into a full-time hobby, but would love a simple, fun creative experience? Now is a great time to take advantage of very special invitation to join Paper Pumpkin at an amazing introductory rate during our Fall into Savings promotion.

If you subscribe from August 11–September 10, we will deliver September’s (gorgeous!) Paper Pumpkin kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make adorable, shareable projects—all for 50% off!  Sign up using promo code HALFOFF0917 at by September 10.

So don’t wait! Start thinking now about gifts for friends you know who would love to get September’s kit at an outstanding introductory rate.  They won’t want to miss out on October and November’s kits, either! Think: supercute and VERY festive!

Plus, choose me, Renee Daley (demo id: 2112798), as your demonstrator and receive a handmade card and FREE snail adhesive as a gift from me!


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The Cat’s Meow

Self Criticism 

How many times in our own heads have we sabotaged ourselves by saying, “It’s too hard, I can’t do it?”.  All too often, we judge and criticize ourselves so much that it brings us to a halt.  So just for today, let’s stop being so critical of ourselves. Just let the creative juices flow and see what happens.

The Cat’s Meow

For a crafting challenge, try CASEing the card I made today.  I will post the cards in another blog entry.  Please make sure to use current Stampin’ UP products.  Email your name, email address, blog link (if you have one)  and picture to:

Fun Bonus Giveaway

Just for fun, enter my CAT’S MEOW Giveaway.


  • Fill out entry form
  • Contest begins September 3, 2017 and ends September 30, 2017
  • 2 winners will be chosen at random
  • Please only one entry allowed per name and address
  • No purchase is necessary to win
  • All entrants must live in the USA to be able to claim a prize

From the entries I receive, two winners will receive a package of Glitter Enamel Dots for FREE (shipping included).  Winners will be notified by email that their package is on the way.  Please share this post with your crafting friends.


Holiday Catalog is now live!

Cat Punch Card

The Cat’s Meow card is a simple design using the new cat punch from Stampin’ UP!  The kitty sits on the sentiment with a Champagne foil paper moon.  I used the Labels To Love Halloween sentiment and the coordinatingh Everyday Label Punch to punch it out.

To purchase the products for this card, click on any item in the Supply List to go to my online store. Don’t forget about the challenge and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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Price: $18.00

Santa Paws Towering Tree


“Animals are such agreeable friends ― they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms.” ― George Eliot

Animals hold a special place in our hearts.  When I lost my family dog, Lucky, in 2014, I wasn’t sure that I would ever get another one.  It was so difficult watching him get old.  The last two years of his life were spent sleeping and turning his nose up at the special diet that he had to eat for his bad kidneys.  I don’t blame him.  That food smelled awful.

My children had grown up with him.  We got him when my youngest son was just three.  He was a curious and very hard to train puppy.  At one point, he ate a hole in the drywall! Westhighland terriors are stubborn. But gosh, how we loved that dog.  Lucky lived to be fifteen.  Saying goodbye was really difficult.

Flash forward to January 2017.  My husband and I decided to take the plunge and get a new puppy.  We named him Buddy.  He is the cutest ball of energy!  There is nothing better than this little ball of fur snuggling on your lap or chasing one of his toys.

Do you have a special animal in your life?

Buddy Picture
Happiness is a warm puppy. -Charles M. Schulz

Santa Paws

This towering tree of pets in the holiday catalog really caught my eye.  It just reminds me of all the joy our furry friends give us.

Santa Paws Stamp Set

For this card, I chose a base of Tranquil Tide highlighted by the panel of Lemon Lime Twist embossed with the Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.  The tree image was stamped using Stazon ink and colored with the Many Marvelous Markers.  The sentiment was stamped in Tranquil Tide ink and fussy cut with paper snips.  To top off the towering tree of pets, I chose a felt bow in the Tranquil Tide color from the 2017-2019 In Color Bitty Bows. 

Let me know what you think of my card in the comments section.  Cheers to our pets!

Santa Paws Stamp Set

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