Rosette Wonder

Rosette Ornament

The day following Thanksgiving is our family’s day to put up our Christmas tree. It’s a family tradition we started when our children were itty-bitty and continued through the years. Somehow that tradition has escalated into putting up 7 or 8 trees around the house, each with a theme. But my favorite is still the […]

Muslin Bag Advent Calendar


Combine a treat and a teaching moment all at once, with a sweet Christmas Advent Calendar. You could stamp right on the muslin bags, or make tags as shown here. Inside, tuck a bit of candy and a tag with an act of kindness for the day. Stamps Morning Post Numbers Stamp Set #131841 Ink […]

When Is A Card Not A Card?

Peace Card

When it’s an ornament! Wait…it’s an ornament in a holder? No, it’s a card. Stamps World Map Background Stamp #130342 Wonderful Blessing single stamp #134779 Paper Naturals White card stock Midnight Muse card stock Vellum card stock Silver Glimmer Paper Ink Midnight Muse Classic Stamp Pad Versamark Accessories Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder Heat Tool Circles […]

Hedgehog Snowmen

Best of Snow Stamp Set

How cute are these guys???? They just make me smile. Stamps Best of Snow Stamp Set #134387 Clear Petite Pairs Stamp Set #128706 Wood; #122497 Clear Paper Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack #132181 Early Espresso card stock #119686 Whisper White card stock #100730 Ink Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad #126974 Crumb Cake Stampin’ […]

Valentine Treats: Let the New Year Begin

Valentine Treat Bundle, #132771
 This sweet bundle contains the all-new single stamp, Happy Valentine Heart, as well as a package of 1" x 8" cellophane bags. Use it to make treats for your child's classroom or for each of your 50 BFFs. Who doesn't need treats? The clear-mount heart stamp in this bundle coordinates with […]

Polka Dot Sparkle

This card reminds me that my seven Christmas trees are not up. Yep, seven. Not counting mantel and tabletop trees. Our tradition is to spend the day after Thanksgiving (now known everywhere except in our house as Black Friday) decorating our inside trees. This year, however, we were in Washington, D.C., for Thanksgiving at the […]

Wrap It Up!

Two great bundles for you today to make your gift wrapping chores sooooo easy. The Trimming & Tags Bundle has 25 bags to decorate with the included tags and sweater trim. It's perfect for those kids' class gifts, Sunday School gifts, co-workers or scout troop. Then there's the Petite Treats Bundle with 10 bags to […]

Happy Thanksgiving, Y’all!

Oh, how much I have to be grateful for! My family, my friends, my customers, my work, my colleagues, my home, my freedom, my country, my health…I could go on and on but there are just too many "my's". I wish each of you the strength of conviction, the blessing of giving back, and the […]

Name This Bird

Today's card features a much-loved, common bird. Do you know what it is? My best guess is a Black-Capped Chickadee. Here's a photo of the real thing. The stamp set is called Beautiful Season (Wood #122680; Clear #122682, Digital #127779) and coordinates with the Curly Label punch #119851. My favorite coloring tools are the Watercolor […]

My Digital Studio: Tuesday Downloads & Software Sale

Now through Nov. 28 only! Click here to go to my online store to get your copy of My Digital Studio 2 for half-price. Today's digital downloads include a gorgeous group of hand-drawn frames, a great kit to help kids get ready for Hanukkah, and a fun Christmas designer ensemble. #132559Freehand Frames Overlays Stamp Brush […]

Door Busters Sale: Today Only!

Save big with three Doorbusters you won't want to miss!   DOORBUSTER #1 First, the most popular die-cutting machine ever made…the Big Shot Die-Cut Machine #113439. Create the die cuts you've always wanted…with the ease of a Big Shot! This great machine comes with Standard Cutting pads and Multipurpose Platform so you can get started […]

My Digital Studio: Trendy Tuesday Downloads

Oh, my yes…there are must-have downloads in this week's offerings! Capture the best moments in your life with a fabulous photobook, keep your life organized through the holiday season with the holiday list to end all lists, and save time on your cards, tags and home décor accents with a fresh, contemporary designer kit. #132561HOLIDAY […]

How to Save Paper Die-Cutting Autumn Accents Leaves

Today's cards come in two variations — one is in portrait view and one is in landscape view. You might prefer to call it vertical or horizontal. Whatever you call it, I've used the amazing Autumn Accents Bigz Die to make leaves. I just love cutting the leaves with my Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine, dry […]

My Digital Studio: Spicy Tuesday Downloads

Today's digital download releases have me sniffing the air for spicy cider, pumpkin pie and fragrant cigar smoke. Really, you say? Cigar smoke???? Yes, really. More on that later. First, let's have a peek at the new digital offerings for My Digital Studio. You'll be the hostess-with-the-mostest showing off your framable Very Very Thankful décor […]

An Old-Fashioned Open Sleigh Christmas

I spent yesterday battling technology. Technology won. Who knew that the simple purchase of a new HDTV would lead to upgrading everything from our TIVO and sound system to our wireless router, modem and internet provider? Never fear, I will return to fight again. I sought solace last night with the things that soothe me. […]

Only 4 Hours Left to Sign Up…

…for my mailing list so you will receive the My annual 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter series starts this afternoon! To sign up, type your email address in the box at the top left column. If you're not on the list by 1:00 p.m. Eastern time, you'll be left out! Sign up to enjoy my […]

12 Weeks of Christmas: 24 Hour Alert!

Are you signed up on my newsletter list? If not, do it quick! My annual 12 Weeks of Christmas newsletter series starts in just 24 hours from right now! To sign up, type your email address in the box at the top left column. It's that simple. Then sit back and enjoy my gift to […]

Merry Christmas to You

Happy first of October! Stampin' Up! has a delightful way to start your October with an early Christmas gift just for you. Buy one of the two bundles below (already saving you 15%) and receive a FREE gift! Guides on the Festive templates let you create perfect designs every time! The three unique templates are […]

Rhapsody in Blue

In honor of George Gershwin's birthday today, I thought I'd show you my favorite "Rhapsody in Blue." This is a card by Mary Kay Molnar I recently received in a Holiday Wow Swap. It features a sparkly piece of handmade designer glitter paper that my photo just does not adquately capture…it's gorgeous! StampsSnowflake Soiree (Wood […]

Chattanooga Regional Meeting: Samples

Oh, how lovely it is to have so many talented people in one room sharing their artistry! Here are samples from the Chattanooga Regional meeting this past Saturday.     A feast for the eyes, don't you think? I'll be showing more samples from the Chattanooga Regional Meeting all week, plus I'll be featuring some […]

My Digital Studio: Tuesday Downloads

Check out the new Live The Day Easel Calendar template — it's an easy way to guarantee you get the results you want. Use the template as a starting point, customize as you wish and save money on printing holiday gifts for the ones you love. What a discovery…a proven design for your calendar gifts! […]

My Digital Studio: Tuesday Downloads

Holiday cards, two fabulous kits, a couple of stamp brush sets and darling bows, scrunched and knotted ribbon rounds out the new download offerings today. Priced from $2.50 to $12.50, there's something to tickle your design fancy and your pocketbook. #131217TOPSY-TURVY CELEBRATION KITINCLUDES: 38-piece SVG stamp brush set; 12 DSP patterns; 14 embellishments; 4 templates […]

Holiday Catalog Starts Today

Kids go to back to school next week here in Duluth, GA — can you believe it? It's August. Too hot. Too many bugs. Too many choruses of "I'm bored!" BUT THE HOLIDAY CATALOG IS HERE! Download the PDF here See the FLASH Holiday Catalog online version here See the Holiday Catalog Supplies List here […]

Convention 2012: Holiday Sneak Peek

One more lovely sample from Convention using the Flourish Designer Frames from the upcoming Holiday mini catalog. You may order these frames — which coordinate with the Decorative Label Punch — starting August 1st. If you'd like to receive a free Holiday Mini Catalog of your own, email me at and include your full […]

My Digital Studio: Tuesday Downloads

What? Tuesday already???? You know what that means… Six new downloads for My Digital Studio released today, including four template kits, one stamp brush set and a digital button so realistic you'll swear you can pick it up. #13098512 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS SWATCHBOOK TEMPLATEIncludes: 26-page swatchbook template; 35-piece stamp brush set; 19 DSP patterns; 46 […]