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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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Berry Burst Baby Bear

Berry Burst Baby Bear

Baby Bear Color Palette

Fabulous Foil

One of the biggest trends in paper crafting is foil.  Stampin’ UP has made it easy with the Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper.  There are no machines or glue involved here.  This paper pack has three foil patterns printed on heavyweight Kraft paper and includes 1 of each 3 single sided designs in 4 colors.  The colors included are Berry Burst (used on this card), Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky and Tangerine Tango.

Here is a link to Stampin’ UP!’s video featuring the beautiful foil.

Stampin’ UP! Speciality Paper

Baby Bear Stamp Set

Baby Bear Stamp Set by Stampin' UP!

This adorable stamp set features 3 step stamping with the see through photopolymer.  Simply stamp the solid image in Powder Pink ink on very vanilla card stock.  Next use the semi-detailed image and stamp it on top of the previous image with Flirty Flamingo ink.  To finish it off, use the detailed image stamp and finish your bear with Berry Burst ink.Holly Berry Punch

The small bow was stamped with Flirty Flamingo and finished with Berry Burst.  Did you know that the bow fits perfectly in the Holly Berry Punch? So easy! I love the coordinating products.


Say Hello to the Merry Patterns Host Promotion!

What could make the holiday catalog more fun? How about the chance to earn a FREE, exclusive stamp set? We’re calling it the Merry Patterns Host Promotion—and anyone can join in the fun. With any purchase of $300 or more in my store, you’ll earn the Merry Patterns Stamp Set for FREE.  It is photopolymer 2 step stamp set that is only available as a hostess set for a short time.  This promotion starts September 1st and ends October 31st.

Merry Patterns Hostess Set

I hope you enjoyed today’s project.  Check out my online store. Open 24/7!

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Price: $110.00

Case This Sketch #234

Best birds Stamp Set by Stampin' UPColor Palette for CTS234

Case This Sketch Challenge 234

Today’s card was inspired by a sketch challenge from Case This Sketch.  The bird image from the Best Birds stamp set is set upon the Burlap background stamp.  The simple color palette sets off the image nicely.  I flipped the sketch to a horizontal format to accommodate the larger sentiment from the Floral Phrases stamp set.

The circle is punched using the 2 1/2″ circle punch and dry embossed using the Pinewood Plank dynamic embossing folder.  Pop the circle up on dimensionals as well as the little bird. Finish the Card with the 1/4″ Copper Trim.

Check out the Case This Sketch blog entries for this challenge HERE.

Case This Sketch #234 image

Fall into Savings 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 a very special invitation to join Paper Pumpkin at an amazing introductory rate during our Fall into Savings promotion. Simply 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!

Make sure to add me – Renee Daley (demo id: 2112798) as your demonstrator and I will send you a FREE thank you gift of Snail Adhesive. That’s an additional $7 value.

Stampin' UP Snail Adhesive
Your Free Gift
  • Only new month-to-month subscribers qualify for the 50% discount.
  • To participate in this promotion, subscribers must join by Monday, September 10, 2017 at 11:50 PM (MT).
  • The 50% discount only applies to the new subscriber’s first kit. After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $19.95.
  • New subscribers must visit to join.
  • Enter the promo code HALFOFF0917 at to subscribe.


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Price: $110.00

Christmas Card Throwdown

Christmas Card features Carols of Christmas and Santa's Sleigh Stamp Sets

Christmas in July

Stampin’ UP made it Christmas in July by letting demonstrators get their hands on the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set before the Holiday Catalog even came out.  Become a demonstrator before July 31st and you can get this stamp set included in your demo kit for FREE!

Here is what you receive in your Essentials Gift Pack for FREE:

118485 D Block (X2)
130148 Grid Paper
103579 Paper Snips
104332 SNAIL Adhesive
102300 Bone Folder
144804 Carols of Christmas Stamp Set

Even better, Stampin’ Up!’s Demonstrator Starter Kit is completely customizable! Build your Starter Kit your way! For just $99, you get:

* Your choice of up to $125 worth of any current Stampin’ Up! products!

* A business supply pack valued at $50!

* Free Essentials gift pack

There is no better time to sign up to be a demonstrator and take advantage of this great offer.

JOIN THE FUN! Sign me up…

Card Challenges

This card was made from the inspiration of three challenge blogs.  Take some time and visit these fabulous blogs for ideas for your next creation.

Stamp Ink Paper


Christmas Card Throwdown


TGIF Challenges


Emboss Resist Technique

The background of this card uses the emboss resist technique with the Sheet Music background stamp.  The image is stamped using Versamark ink and gold embossing powder.  Using sponges, various ink colors were daubed in a diagonal pattern across the cardstock.

The sentiments were also stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with gold embossing powder.

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Price: $110.00

Party Time Card

Birthday Card featuring the Happy Birthday Gorgeous Stamp Set


Paper Craft Crew Challenge #253

Today’s party time birthday card color choices were inspired by the Paper Craft Crew Challenge blog.  I chose to use the Stampin’ UP versions of these colors: Tempting Turquoise, Island Indigo, and Mint Macaron.  To check out other cards on their blog for more inspiration, go to:

Paper Craft Crew Challenge #253


Fab Friday Challenge #117

The card sketch that I chose for the card comes from Fab Friday.  To see more card sketches and see the cards from this challenge, visit:

Fab Friday #117

Washi Wonder

It was fun creating a lot of texture with this card.  I used the Pinewood Planks embossing folder for the backdrop in whisper white.  After cutting my large circle with the Stitched Shapes Framelits, I ran it through the Big Shot with the Oh My Stars embossing folder for even more texture.

Washi Tape is often overlooked in the catalog.  It is actually a versatile element in the crafting arsenal.  I used the Basics Pack 3 Washi Tape to create the whimsical banner behind the “50” element.  I lined up the washi tape on a scrap of paper, trimmed it down and punched the ends in a banner with the Banner Triple punch.  I also used it inside the card to add a punch of color. So simple!


What do you think? What is your favorite use for washi tape?

Bonus Days

Woohoo! Time to get some more discounts for next month and finish off that wishlist.


Christmas in July

Ho, ho, ho! Stampin’ UP’s Christmas in July promotion makes it easier than ever to sign up to be a demonstrator! Sign up to be my new recruit and you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks, and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52!

As a special perk for becoming a demonstrator now through July 31st, you also receive the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 value)!

This special value will automatically be added to your starter kit when you sign up to be a demonstrator.

GREAT! Sign me up now!

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Price: $110.00

Happy Birthday Baker Card

Image of Baker from Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle

Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle

Buy these three coordinating products and save 10%. These nostalgic works of art you create with this beautiful and fun Birthday Delivery stamp set will make anyone wish they were having a birthday today.  You get 23 photopolymer stamps in the set.

You also get the Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper where each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options. You get 12 sheets: 2 each of 6 double-sided designs. The paper is 12” x 12”.  It is Acid-free which is perfect for scrapbooking as well.

Finally this bundle includes the Birthday Friends Framelits Dies.  You get 10 matching dies.  They also can cut images from the matching DSP.  The item number is 145294 and the total cost is $62.00.  Don’t forget to add it to your shopping cart today.

Birthday Delivery Photopolymer Bundle from Stampin' UP

Happy Birthday Thinlit

To get the gorgeous happy birthday sentiment for today’s sample card, run the Happy Birthday Thinlit through the Big Shot on the Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper and then once on the striped DSP from the Birthday Memories DSP pack.  Stack them on top of each other a bit askew. It creates a colorful shadow for the sentiment.

The little baker is stamped in Early Espresso ink, colored with markers and cut out on the Big Shot with his matching thinlit.

I hope you enjoyed today’s project sample.  Leave me a comment and don’t forget to visit my online store open 24/7.  Have a fabulous day!

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Emboss Resist Technique

Emboss Resist Technique features the Label Me Pretty Stamp Set

Inspiration Sources

Make sure to check out these great blogs for inspiration.  They have great layouts, color combinations and themes to choose from.  For the above card, I used the following blogs for inspiration.


AAA Cards Game #92 Resist Technique


Fab Friday 114


CAS(E) this Sketch! #226

Emboss Resist Technique

Emboss Resist is a technique that creates a lot of impact for very little effort.   On a small piece of whisper white card stock, you simply stamp the Brushstrokes image in Versamark ink, sprinkle with clear or white embossing powder, and then melt it with a heat gun.

Using sponge wedges, sponge each of the five colors right over the top of the embossing.  Wipe the remaining ink off the embossed stripes with a paper towel.  So much fun while being a quick technique. Try it out!

Label Me Pretty Bundle


Using the little label from the Label Me Pretty stamp set, stamp the curly cue in Fresh Fig ink and the sentiment “You’re the Best” in Tranquil tide.  Just punch it out with the coordinating punch.  I love that Stampin’ UP makes this so easy.  Top it off with a In Color Bitty Bow. I chose the Lemon Lime Twist one. Done!

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