Bluegrass Stamper September Special!!

September Special Counting Sheep Bridge Card

Sale-a-bration continues in September

I’m sure most of you know that Stampin’ Up! is offering a SECOND Sale-a-bration during August and September. This is the FIRST TIME they’ve had TWO Sale-a-brations in one year. With every $50 order (before s/t), you get to choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration Brochure. Some of these products are While Supplies Last, so don’t delay!

Bluegrass Stamper September Special

In addition to Sale-a-bration, I am offering my own special this month. With any $50 order (before s/t) using the Host Code below, I’ll send you Project Sheet PDFs and Video Tutorials for THREE projects. These projects were from my August Stamp Club and they were a big hit!

Counting Sheep Bridge Fold Card

This card uses the Counting Sheep Stamp Set and the Sheep dies, both items that can be earned FREE with purchase during Sale-a-bration.

September Special Counting Sheep Bridge Card

Sweet As A Peach Treat

This cute tag uses the Sweet As A Peach Bundle to package a sweet peach treat. I gave each of my club members a peach that they could use to treat someone. I think most of those peaches never made it home!

Sweet As A Peach Treat Lead Photo

Penguin Place Winter Card

This card was a bonus project for my VIP club members. It was an easy card, but super cute, using the Penguin Place Bundle!

September Special

Place any order of $50 or more (before s/t), using the Host Code below and I’ll email you the Project Sheet PDFs and links to the Video Tutorials for ALL THREE of these projects!

Project Sheet PDFs

The Project Sheet PDFs will include the materials I used, along with measurements for cutting and scoring.

Video Tutorials

The videos include step by step directions for making each of these projects. There’s a separate video for each project, and you can pause or re-watch any portion at any time! Ah, the beauty of videos!

Use Your Own Supplies!

You don’t have to use the same supplies I used! You can choose your own colors of cardstock, ink and DSP, along with your own stamps to create these projects. And, if you do, I’d LOVE to see what you make!!


Click on the link below to place an order. If your order is less than $150, use the Host Code shown below to receive the PDFs and Video Tutorials. If your order is more than $150, DON’T use the Host Code so you can pick your FREE Stampin’ Rewards. You’ll still get the PDFs and Tutorials! Be sure NOT to click the box that doesn’t allow me to contact you. If you do that, I won’t have your email address and I can’t send your FREEBIES!


Thank You for stopping by!

Seascape Underwater Window

Seascape Underwater Window Lead Photo

Including a FREE Tutorial on using Stampin’ Write Markers with your stamps.

Today’s Seascape Underwater Window card was made to showcase techniques using the Stampin’ Write Markers with your stamps.

Seascape Underwater Window Lead Photo

The Right Markers

Stampin’ Up! offers two types of markers. The Stampin’ Write Markers can be used to ink your stamps, and that’s what I’ll be using today.

DON’T try this with the Stampin’ Blends as they will NOT work for this technique and you’ll just end up staining your stamps.

The Stampin’ Write Markers are great for inking your stamps, coloring images, and filling in those little spots where you don’t get a perfect image. They come in all the Stampin’ Up! ink colors, too!

Inspiration for the Seascape Underwater Window

As a demonstrator, I participate in several groups. In one of the groups, I was tasked to write a tutorial on Inking with Markers. Instead of just doing bits and pieces, I thought I’d create a project using these techniques. If you look closely, you’ll see that the fish and seaweed have different colors of shading, and the Thank You has an ombré look, going from light to dark.

If you’d like to see exactly how this is accomplished, be sure to check out the FREE Tutorial below.

Seascape Underwater Window

The Details

I used two circle dies to cut the window frame from the In Good Taste DSP. If you haven’t seen this paper, it has the most beautiful background patterns, including wood, tile, brick, paint, etc. Just a tip: This DSP also makes a great background for photographing your cards.

The “wood porthole” was adhered to the Window Sheet circle using glue dots, and then adhered over the circle that I had colored and stamped. The entire thing was popped up with Dimensionals and I added Gilded Gems to represent the screws on the porthole.

I wrapped Linen Thread around the sentiment strip several times and adhered it on the back.

Seascape Underwater Window Detail

The Inside

I added more seaweed and little fishes to the sentiment on the inside panel.

Seascape Underwater Windo Inside

The Fixin’s

The FREE Tutorial PDF

If you’d like more details on Inking with Markers, be sure to download the FREE tutorial below!


If you’re looking for a demonstrator, I’d be honored to fill that role. You may order using any of the above links, or the link below to my online store.

If you place an order of $150 or more, you’ll get FREE goodies. If your order is below $150, please use the Host Code below and I’ll send you a special Thank You!


Black and White Starburst Card

Black and White Starburst Lead Photo

In today’s Blog Hop, we are featuring projects in Black and White. I hope you’ll enjoy my Black and White Starburst Card

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Black and White Starburst Card

Black and White Starburst Lead Photo

An Oldie Meets A Freebie

Today, I’m using the Daisy Lane Stamp Set, which has been around for a couple of years, and the new Beautifully Penned DSP (Designer Series Paper) from the Sale-a-bration Brochure. This paper is FREE with any $50 purchase during the months of August and September.


This card is inspired by one of my team members, Gay. She showed us how to make a similar card during a team meeting. It was so much fun I thought it would be a good choice for today’s card.

How To Make It

First, I cut a black panel 3 3/4″ x 5″. Using the Tasteful Labels Dies, I cut the larger stitched circle in white. This is the circle with the Smile greeting stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black. I used the Layering Circles Dies to cut a black circle to layer behind this. I also cut a white circle smaller than the black circle. The size isn’t important as long as it’s smaller than the black circle. This is where you will attach the points of your paper wedges.

On the black panel, I glued the smaller white circle hanging off the edge and centered on the long side. I cut 8 strips of DSP 1 1/2″ x 4″. Then cut those pieces diagonally from the top left corner to the bottom right corner. I started in the top center of the black panel (opposite the white circle) and glued one of the wedges to the card. The tip will be on the white circle and the wide end will hang off the black panel. Continue adhering the wedges to your panel, alternating patterns and leaving a small amount of black showing between the wedges.

When you’re finished, you’ll flip the panel over and trim all the overhanging pieces of DSP in line with the black panel. Adhere your white and black circle with the greeting over the circle where you glued all the wedge points and trim it, too.

This panel is adhered to a slightly larger 4″ x 5 1/4″ black panel, then adhered to a white 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ card base, folded in half to 4 1/4″ x 5 1/2″.

Black and White Starburst

The Details

I tied a small piece of Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon in a half knot and attached it with a mini glue dot. I finished it off with the Matte Black Dots.

Black and White Starburst Detail

The Inside

I finished the inside of the card by using a couple of the extra wedges across the bottom. Then, I added a greeting cut from another of the Tasteful Labels Dies adhered with dimensionals over a piece of the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon.

Black and White Starburst Inside

Let’s Hop!

Click on the links below to see what the lovelies from Australia have created.

Here’s the fixin’s

Retail Therapy

If you’re in the USA and you’d like any of the products used in this project, or any other Stampin’ Up! products, I’d love for you to shop with me!

If your order is $150 USD or more, you’ll get FREE product! If your order is less than $150, use the Host Code below to receive a special Thank You from me.