Totally Trees Congratulations


Today’s card features the gorgeous Totally Trees stamp set by Stampin’ Up! and the beautiful 12″ x 12″ designer paper pack from the Annual Catalog called Moroccan Designer Series Paper.  I created this special card to congratulate my team members on their achievements last month.  Of course, you could change the sentiment and send it for any occasion.


The Totally Trees stamp set offers such a wide variety of images that coordinate and that help you create a tree in any season!  Take a look:



Here are some tips and tricks to help you recreate this card:

  • My color scheme came from the Moroccan Designer Series PaperCajun Craze, Emerald Envy, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla – oh, so pretty!
  • The Very Vanilla Lace Trim gives a sweet edge to the designer paper.  I adhered it to the DSP with Fast Fuse, then that unit to the card front.
  • I decided to offset the circles I created with the Layering Circles Framelits and the Big Shot.  Guess I was in a rebellious mood that day!
  • Our copper accents dress this pretty card up quite a bit – Copper Metallic Thread, Copper Foil Paper for the leaf cut with the Leaflets Framelits and Big Shot, and the sentiment embossed using Copper Embossing Powder.  (Stamp with VersaMark pad, sprinkle on embossing powder and heat set with Heat Tool.)


It’s a terrific time to stock up on the Moroccan Designer Paper, as well as lots of other beautiful designer papers!  But hurry – sale ends October 31st!


October 1 through 31, buy three packages of Designer Series Paper and get one free! And there are some gorgeous ones this year!  This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the Annual Catalog and the recently released Holiday Catalog (not including Specialty Designer Series Paper or Designer Series Paper Stacks).

Here are the papers on sale:



And here’s a close-up of today’s card:




Kriss’s Kolor Scheme:


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Don’t Forget!

As always, any time you order your Stampin’ Up! products and choose me as your demonstrator, you’ll receive free card kits!  Spend over $150, you take the Stampin’ Rewards AND the free card kits.  There is always a Host Code to use (if your order is under $150), so be sure to grab that code and put in your shopping card in the space provided.

The current Host Code is UPSXSUYQ.  Place your order in my online store HERE.

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Watercolor Wings and Cottage Garden sentiments


I love this simple layout.  You could use it with just about any stamp set, but with the Watercolor Wings butterfly by Stampin’ Up!, the Daffodil Delight scalloped circle looks a bit like the sun.  Here are some details on my easy birthday card.

  • Colors are Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight and Sweet Sugarplum – so fun and cheery!
  • The butterfly is first offstamped in Sweet Sugarplum Ink, meaning that I inked up that bold background image, then stamped onto a scrap piece of paper, then onto my cardstock.  The overlay is full-strength Sweet Sugarplum Ink.  I added the butterfly body with Black Memento Ink.  While we do carry a framelit to cut out the butterfly, I chose to paper snip around the image so that I could include the body.
  • A good investment for your crafting supplies is the new Stampin’ Up! Layering Circles Framelits.  Not only can you create regular circles, but you can also create scallops – and both come in 8 different sizes, for a total of 16 dies!
  • Another great investment is the In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.  With 40 sheets, 4 of each of 2 double-sided designs in all of the new In Colors, you’ll be able to create lots and lots of cards and scrapbook pages with all of the colors on hand.
  • I love the little accents in the top right corner – they’re the White Perfect Accents, Sweet Sugarplum Enamel Circle and a small Rhinestone Jewel.
  • My sentiment again is from Cottage Greetings (I use this one all the time!).  If you don’t have this stamp set yet, please pick it up.   You won’t be sorry!  Lots of fun greetings for all of the occasions you love best.  In fact, here’s the same card using the “congrats” stamp.



  • When adhering the butterfly, I used a strip of Dimensionals down the center so the wings were loose and look like they’re fluttering.

Kriss’s Kolor Scheme:

Special Offers in September

I have exciting news for you!  Each week from Sept. 1 – 21, Stampin’ Up! will have some special offers with deep discounts available for you.  This first week is almost over, so be sure to pick up some of these great products right away!  And I’ll keep you posted as Stampin’ Up! lets us know what’s on sale each week.




Click on the pictures below to see what each of the sale items looks like and also to order them in my Online Store.

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Don’t Forget!

Place your order to receive my Sweet Sentiments Card Collection card kits free!  Use HOST CODE 3P2P9YQC when checking out to receive your free card kits. Place your order in my online store HERE.


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Big Shot


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Gifts for Hawaii

hawaii gift

I just realized that I didn’t show you the fun gift set I received for having earned the trip to Hawaii!  My daughter and upline created this gift ensemble for me – it’s it incredible how she matched the packaging when designing the card!  And it looks so Hawaiian – which I’m sure was her point!

  • The Summer Silhouettes stamp set really packs a punch!  There are so many ways to use this beautiful floral stamp set.  Here the flowers are stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock cut out with the Windows Framelits and Big Shot.  WARNING – the Window Framelits are only available for the next few days; they’re due to retire on June 2nd!
  • The fun sentiment comes from Bravo – a super nice, large photopolymer set containing lots and lots of congratulatory sayings.  Click HERE and HERE to see a couple of other ideas for this stamp set.  You can also use it for birthdays.
  • Flowers are stamped in Melon Mambo and Blushing Bride inks, with the leaves stamped with Garden Green ink.
  • A thin strip of Tempting Turquoise cardstock ties that color in.  The key ring has gold and so there is also a strip of Gold Foil Paper added to the card.

I know I’ll continue to use these thoughtful gifts and think of my trip to Hawaii for a very long time!

Don’t Forget!

We’re in the final few days to earn May Card Shoppe Card Kits!  They’ll all be mailed within a couple of days.  If you want to get in on these great designs, use hostess code EA37BTTF when ordering to receive your May Card Shoppe cards completely free!  Place your order in my online store HERE.  You can also just pay for your card kits if you don’t want to order.  You’ll find more info on my free card kit program HERE.
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Retro Fresh Washi and Starburst Bundle

Happy Day washi tape 
Today is a quick and easy card, and Stampin' Up! makes it so easy with coordinating products! 

  • Use the Starburst Sayings bundle – stamp set and framelits – to create great layered main images.  I changed it up a bit by using Circle Framelits to cut out the Tangerine Tango layer.
  • Gorgeous Grunge stamp set gives the splattered look – mine gets constant use!
  • The pretty colored strips are Retro Fresh Washi Tape and go on in a snap.
  • A Metal Button and Whisper White Baker's Twine complete the simple look.

Happy Day washi tape 2

Double layering the white card base and the top of the card gives a lot of appeal.  I've raised the front of the card up with lots and lots of Dimensionals.

Happy Day washi tape 3

THINGS YOU'LL NEED – Just click on the photos below to add them to your shopping cart in my Online Store.

Circle Framelits Item No. 130911




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You’re the Best and Weekly Deals

youre the best

The bright, fun colors of the new Kaleidoscope Designer Paper is certain to get your attention!  Summer Starfruit, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Smoky Slate and Basic Black is the color palette.  And the Just Sayin' stamp set has the perfect, modern feel – another new addition from the 2014 Occasions Catalog.  Stamped in StazOn Black Ink, I've colored in the circles with Stampin' Write Markers to coordinate.

  • Set off the triangle-themed Kaleidoscope paper with a strip of Summer Starfruit cardstock run through the Big Shot using the Tasteful Trim Bigz Die.
  • Oval Framelits cut out the main image as well as the Strawberry Slush cardstock border. 
  • Grab your Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack to paper pierce neatly around the edge.
  • I've punched out Basic Black cardstock with the 1/2" Circle Punch, adhered it to the oval and used my Paper-Piercing Tool to make a hole for the Silver Glimmer Brad.
  • Making a cute accent to the oval is a snap – punch a hole and thread Summer Starfruit and Bermuda Bay ribbons through, and tie in place with a piece of Silver Ribbon.

THINGS YOU'LL NEED: youre the best square
Item No. 133200 Just Sayin' stamp set wood $26.95 OR
Item No. 133203 Just Sayin' clear $18.95
Purchase in bundle along with Word Bubbles Framelits Dies
Item No. 134819 wood stamp and framelits bundle $43.95 OR
Item No. 134820 clear stamp and framelits bundle $37.25
Item No. 132995 Kaleidoscope Designer Paper $10.95
Item No. 129381 Ovals Collection Framelits $26.95
Item No. 129387 Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack $7.95
Item No. 126189 Paper-Piercing Tool $3.95
Item No. 126199 Stampin' Pierce Mat $4.95
Item No. 121003 Basics 3/8" Glimmer Brads $4.95
Item No. 126846 Summer Starfruit 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon $8.95
Item No. 131206 Bermuda Bay 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon $5.95
Item No. 32137 Silver 1/8" Ribbon $4.95
Item No. 119869 1/2" Circle Punch $5.95
Item No. 120893 Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die $42.95


Weekly Deals Jan 15

These wonderful products are on sale for one week only –  order online HERE or email me and I'll place your order for you.

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Congratulations to my Team Members – December

A sincere "From the Heart Stampers" congratulations goes out the top three sales people on my team for the month of December!  They are:

Brenda Rivera
Sheila Edwards
Debbie Sowards

Great job, ladies!

And here's the special card I made them:


I made two versions of this card simply by changing the sentiment.  It looks so different!  The first uses Curly Cute stamp set for the sentiment; the second uses the Level 1 hostess stamp set Afterthoughts.  And look!  Did you notice a brand new stamp set for the images?!  It's a stamp set called Bliss, and you'll have an opportunity to earn it free after January 24th!  Yes, it's that time of year again – Sale-A-Bration is just around the corner, and with every $50 you spend, you'll receive your choice of a free stamp set or accessory from a special Sale-A-Bration Catalog!  This perky color scheme is Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso and Whisper White.  Did you know that your eye catches the color yellow first out of all of the colors in the spectrum?  So remember in your design work that a little yellow goes a long way!  And did you notice my ribbon trick?  Instead of wrapping a large piece of ribbon around the entire card, I cut a small 1/4" piece of Early Espresso card stock, then tied a piece of 1/4" Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon around it.

One of my team members has been having loads of health concerns, and I made an extra copy of this card with a "thinking of you" sentiment to send to her.  Hope you're feeling better soon, Lena!

Item No. 121851 Bliss wood mount – earn free!
Item No. 123217 Bliss clear mount – earn free!
Item No. 117014 Curly Cute wood mount $19.95
Item No. 120510 Curly Cute clear mount $14.95
Item No. 118388 Afterthoughts wood mount – earn free!
Item No. 120131 Afterthoughts clear mount – earn free!
Item No. 119853 Eyelet Border Punch $15.95
Item No. 119850 1-3/4" Circle Punch $16.95
Item No. 120931 1/4" Early Espresso Grosgrain Ribbon $4.95

Don't Forget!
To order your Occasions Mini Shares – click HERE!
Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!

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Congrats Cards

Thanks to all my wonderful customers for a terrific sales month in March!  With all the exciting choices this year, everyone was thrilled to earn free Sale-A-Bration products!  I placed No. 1 in sales on my team, The Heartfelt Stampers, and in the Top 10 of my "upline's upline's" group, The Gladheart Stampers.  Here are two congrats cards I received:

This darling card was made by Missy Shipman.  Don't you just love the punch art owl?  So clever!

This one's from Aly Schilling.  I love her use of the Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder on the So Saffron textured card stock for the star.  The sentiment comes from the Level 1 hostess stamp set found in the Occasions Mini Catalog called Picture This.


Don't Forget!

To purchase your May Card Kit of the Month!  Click HERE for details. 

Order Stampin' Up! products online 24/7 — click HERE!

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