Help Wanted! Inquire Within

Hello, Cyberspace!🙂

I am trying REALLLLLY hard to reach a goal by the end of the month, and so I’m taking to my blog to see if I can get some help!🙂

I am SUPER SUPER SUPER close to reaching a promotion with Stampin’ Up!– the only thing I lack is someone to sign under me!🙂

Here are the details:

$99 (+ tax) starter kit cost
FREE SHIPPING ($10 savings)
$125 products of your choice (so that’s a 25% discount)
COMPLETELY CUSTOMIZABLE (“You CAN always get what you wa-ant!”)
FREE Paper Pumpkin kit (another $20 value)
Business supplies (catalogs, etc., to do with as you wish)
(See the end of the post for 14 reasons WHY you should join me!)

Because the kit is completely customizable, you can put together whatever you want. But if you’re new to stamping and paper crafting, you’ll want to make sure you get everything you need to complete several projects, right?! Well… I’ve gone through the catalog and chosen projects whose supplies (with some extras!🙂 ) will easily fit in the $125 allowance. These feature some of my favorite stamp sets/bundles. Please note that there are NO Big Shot items (Thinlits, Framelits, embossing folders) in these bundles, which you don’t need (but you’ll want later😉 ), but there may be some used in one or two of the projects (typically just layering or some dry embossing). Also, you would need a paper trimmer of some kind (Stampin’ Up! has the best, but any will do😉 ) and some Paper Snips (some of the bundles I put together included it, but some don’t) You do NOT need to select these exactly as shown! You can do whatever you like!🙂

Here we go!

  1. This is the “kit” the catalog offers on pg. 196 as an example (no samples)

    140675 Stamp – Balloon Celebration Photopolymer $26.00
    140609 Punch – Balloon Bouquet $18.00
    118485 Block D $8.50
    141413 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock assortment (20) – 2016-2018 In Color $8.00
    141818 Classic Ink Pads – 2016-2018 In Color (5) $27.50
    141701 Doilies – Delicate White (24) $3.00
    104199 Linen Thread (10 yds) $4.50
    138401 Metallic Thread (50 yds) – Gold $3.00
    107301 Medium Envelopes – Whisper White (40) $6.50
    104430 Adhesive – Stampin’ Dimensionals (300) $4.00
    104332 Adhesive – SNAIL (13.1 yds) $7.00
    100730 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (40) – Whisper White $9.00

    Join Now! (links to the Independent Demonstrator Agreement and my personal sign-up page)

  2. This kit is designed for someone who wants to make a lot of things but doesn’t want 400 products to make them😉 It’s a kit of kits– everything is already cut for you. A set of cards and some Tags for Christmas!

    142725 Kit – Oh Happy Day $35.00
    104332 Adhesive – SNAIL (13.1 yds) $7.00
    142011 Project Kit – Tin of Tags $22.00
    142180 Stamp – Tin of Tags Photopolymer $21.00
    138309 Adhesive – Fine-Tip Glue Pen $7.00
    141680 Enamel Shapes – Brights (200) $9.00
    141822 Uninked Stampin’ Spots (5) $9.00
    122932 Classic Ink Refill – Island Indigo $3.25
    103287 Classic Ink Refill – Real Red $3.25
    118485 Block D $8.50

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  3. The next kit features our Project Life cards (scrapbooking without scrapbooking😉 ) Check out an introductory video done by MY upline Janet Wakeland, with the RemARKable Stampers (who you’d also inherit when you join me🙂 )… Even though her video is long, if you just watch the first couple of minutes, she explains what Project Life is!🙂

    138468 Project Life – Striped 12″ x 12″ Printed Album $24.00
    135294 Project Life – 12″ x 12″ Photo Pocket Pages Variety Pack 1 (12) $7.00
    138471 Project Life – 12″ x 12″ Photo Pocket Pages Variety Pack 2 (12) $7.00
    135295 Project Life – 12″ x 12″ Photo Pocket Pages Design 1 (12) $7.00
    141668 Project Life – Hello Lovely Card Collection $16.00
    142687 Project Life – Hello Lovely Accessory Pack $18.00
    135304 Project Life – Journaling Pens (2) $5.00
    135346 Punch – Project Life – Corner $8.00
    103683 Adhesive – Mini Glue Dots (300) $5.25
    118486 Block C $7.00
    126978 Classic Ink Pad – Soft Suede $6.50
    140559 Paper Clips (24) – Bow $5.50
    141897 Wink of Stella – Clear $8.00

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  4. The next kit is for a traditional scrapbooker who would just like to add coordinating products to their stash. The way I look at Stampin’ Up! is that it frees up the portion of my creative brain that would spend time trying to find things that match and coordinate so that I can use it for the actual creating part!🙂

    141981 DSP – Candy Cane Lane (12) $11.00
    141982 12″ x 12″ Cardstock (20) – Real Red $12.00
    141985 Designer Washi Tape – Candy Cane Lane (5 yds x 5 rolls) $8.00
    141983 Baker’s Twine – Candy Cane Christmas (25 yds x 2 spools) $6.00
    142022 DSP Specialty – Halloween Night (12) $13.00
    142023 Cardstock Pack – Halloween Night (20 12″ x 12″) $11.00
    142026 Designer Washi Tape – Halloween Night (5 yds x 5 rolls) $8.00
    142025 Enamel Dots – Halloween Night (96) $4.00
    142027 Baker’s Twine – Halloween Night (25 yds x 2 spools) $6.00
    142238 Stamp – Ghoulish Grunge Wood-mount $28.00
    140932 Archival Ink Pad – Basic Gray $7.00
    101910 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (10) – Shimmery White $8.00
    138401 Metallic Thread (50 yds) – Gold $3.00

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  5. Next up features the Seasonal Bells bundle (can be used for more than just Christmas)!

    143532 Bundle – Seasonal Bells + Bell Punch Wood-mount $40.50
    141986 DSP – Presents & Pinecones (12) $11.00
    141987 Cardstock pack – Presents & Pinecones (24) $8.00
    138392 Doilies – Metallic Foil (24) $4.00
    140932 Archival Ink Pad – Basic Gray $7.00
    135314 Glimmer Paper (2) – Silver $5.00
    126966 Classic Ink Pad – Cherry Cobbler $6.50
    141396 Classic Ink Pad – Emerald Envy $6.50
    127845 Dazzling Details – Silver Sparkle $2.50
    141999 Baker’s Twine – Trio Pack (25 yds x 3 spools) $9.00
    141843 Punch – Holly Berry Builder $18.00
    124262 Solid Baker’s Twine (25 yds) – Whisper White $3.00
    141686 Solid Baker’s Twine (25 yds) – Emerald Envy $3.00

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  6. Foxy Friends bundle

    142326 Bundle – Foxy Friends + Fox Builder Punch Photopolymer $40.50
    118485 Block D $8.50
    141638 Cardstock Pack – A Little Foxy (24) $8.00
    141637 DSP Stack – A Little Foxy (48) $10.00
    141687 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon (10 yds) – Smoky Slate $6.00
    100730 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (40) – Whisper White $9.00
    103579 Paper Snips $10.00
    126983 Classic Ink Pad – Calypso Coral $6.50
    107301 Medium Envelopes – Whisper White (40) $6.50
    140932 Archival Ink Pad – Basic Gray $7.00
    104332 Adhesive – SNAIL (13.1 yds) $7.00
    124262 Solid Baker’s Twine (25 yds) – Whisper White $3.00
    141701 Doilies – Delicate White (24) $3.00

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  7. Bunch of Blossoms bundle

    142345 Bundle – Bunch of Blossoms + Blossom Builder Punch Photopolymer $35.00
    141701 Doilies – Delicate White (24) $3.00
    131193 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock assortment (20) – Subtles $8.00
    100730 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (40) – Whisper White $9.00
    126983 Classic Ink Pad – Calypso Coral $6.50
    126959 Classic Ink Pad – Wild Wasabi $6.50
    126957 Classic Ink Pad – So Saffron $6.50
    104430 Adhesive – Stampin’ Dimensionals (300) $4.00
    126978 Classic Ink Pad – Soft Suede $6.50
    133674 12″ x 12″ Cardstock (12) – Kraft $7.00
    141487 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon (5 yds) $7.00
    141644 DSP Specialty – Irresistibly Floral (12) $13.00
    117147 Block B $6.00
    138309 Adhesive – Fine-Tip Glue Pen $7.00

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  8. Acorny Thank You stamp set and punch (the kit I put together has pre-embossed designer paper so you don’t need a Big Shot and an embossing folder!🙂 )

    139718 Stamp – Acorny Thank You Photopolymer $15.00
    139681 Punch – Acorn Builder $18.00
    141643 Cardstock Pack – Serene Scenery (24) $8.00
    126975 Classic Ink Pad – Crumb Cake $6.50
    126982 Classic Ink Pad – Pool Party $6.50
    141395 Classic Ink Pad – Sweet Sugarplum $6.50
    126959 Classic Ink Pad – Wild Wasabi $6.50
    141487 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon (5 yds) $7.00
    138392 Doilies – Metallic Foil (24) $4.00
    103579 Paper Snips $10.00
    142014 DSP Specialty – Fancy Frost (12) $13.00
    142015 3/8″ Glitter Ribbon Combo Pack (5 yds x 2 colors) $6.00
    142519 Sequins – Fancy Frost (750) $5.00
    118486 Block C $7.00
    131527 Note Cards & Envelopes (20) – Whisper White $6.00

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  9. Badges & Banners bundle

    142333 Bundle – Badges & Banners + Best Badge Punch Wood-mount $40.50
    141638 Cardstock Pack – A Little Foxy (24) $8.00
    138435 DSP Stack (40) – Neutrals $22.00
    131527 Note Cards & Envelopes (20) – Whisper White $6.00
    126982 Classic Ink Pad – Pool Party $6.50
    140931 Archival Ink Pad – Basic Black $7.00
    134576 Baker’s Twine (25 yds) – Basic Black $3.00
    119246 Basic Jewels (150) – Rhinestones $5.00
    141483 Punch – Duet Banner $18.00
    141679 Enamel Shapes – Subtles (200) $9.00

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  10. Love & Affection Suite (minus the embossing folder); if you want to use the embossing powder, you’ll need a heat tool.

    141545 Stamp – Love & Affection Photopolymer $16.00
    118486 Block C $7.00
    141632 DSP Specialty – Affectionately Yours (12) $13.00
    141696 Metallic Thread (50 yds) – Copper $3.00
    141633 Cardstock Pack – Affectionately Yours (24) $8.00
    141635 Designer Washi Tape – Affectionately Yours (5 yds x 5 rolls) $8.00
    141431 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon (10 yds) – Mint Macaron $8.00
    141433 5/8″ Mini Striped Ribbon (10 yds) – Watermelon Wonder $8.00
    138324 Classic Ink Pad – Cucumber Crush $6.50
    138323 Classic Ink Pad – Watermelon Wonder $6.50
    126944 Classic Ink Pad – Daffodil Delight $6.50
    126970 Classic Ink Pad – Night of Navy $6.50
    142020 Foil Sheets (2) – Copper $4.00
    129026 Adhesive – Fast Fuse (13.1 yds) $10.00
    141636 Stampin’ Emboss Powder – Copper $5.00
    100730 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (40) – Whisper White $9.00

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  11. Seaside Shore Suite

    141622 Stamp – Seaside Shore Wood-mount $29.00
    141640 DSP – By the Shore (12) $11.00
    141424 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon (10 yds) – Dapper Denim $8.00
    141484 1/4″ Natural Trim – Gold $7.00
    141641 Cardstock Pack – By the Shore (24) $8.00
    101650 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (40) – Very Vanilla $9.00
    138326 Classic Ink Pad – Mint Macaron $6.50
    141394 Classic Ink Pad – Dapper Denim $6.50
    126983 Classic Ink Pad – Calypso Coral $6.50
    138411 Thick Baker’s Twine (10 yds) – Very Vanilla $3.50
    138390 Sequin Assortment (750) – Metallics $5.00
    107300 Medium Envelopes – Very Vanilla (40) $6.50
    103683 Adhesive – Mini Glue Dots (300) $5.25
    104332 Adhesive – SNAIL (13.1 yds) $7.00
    135826 Paper Basics – Gift Bags (10) – Petite Café $6.00

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  12. Painter’s Palette Suite

    141907 Stamp – Painter’s Palette Wood-mount $25.00
    141659 Designer Washi Tape – Playful Palette (5 yds x 5 rolls) $8.00
    141657 DSP Stack – Playful Palette (48) $10.00
    141658 Cardstock Pack – Playful Palette (24) $8.00
    141683 Solid Baker’s Twine (25 yds) – Blushing Bride $3.00
    141695 Metallic Thread (50 yds) – Basic Black $3.00
    141682 Solid Baker’s Twine (25 yds) – Basic Black $3.00
    140931 Archival Ink Pad – Basic Black $7.00
    141396 Classic Ink Pad – Emerald Envy $6.50
    141395 Classic Ink Pad – Sweet Sugarplum $6.50
    141398 Classic Ink Pad – Peekaboo Peach $6.50
    131172 Classic Ink Pad – Blushing Bride $6.50
    104332 Adhesive – SNAIL (13.1 yds) (not shown in pic) $7.00
    103683 Adhesive – Mini Glue Dots (300) (not shown in pic) $5.25
    141425 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon (10 yds) – Emerald Envy $8.00
    138400 Sequin Trim (10 yds) – Blushing Bride $5.00
    119246 Basic Jewels (150) – Rhinestones $5.00

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  13. Playful Backgrounds & Happy Happenings cards

    141920 Stamp – Playful Backgrounds Photopolymer $16.00
    138734 Stamp – Happy Happenings Wood-mount $28.00
    120953 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (24) – Crumb Cake $8.00
    100730 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (40) – Whisper White $9.00
    141396 Classic Ink Pad – Emerald Envy $6.50
    126954 Classic Ink Pad – Rose Red $6.50
    126957 Classic Ink Pad – So Saffron $6.50
    119246 Basic Jewels (150) – Rhinestones $5.00
    138299 Punch – 1-1/2″ Circle $16.00
    133773 Sponge Daubers (5) $5.00
    104332 Adhesive – SNAIL (13.1 yds) $7.00
    118485 Block D $8.50
    124262 Solid Baker’s Twine (25 yds) – Whisper White $3.00

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  14. Mixed Drinks & Fresh Fruit

    141928 Stamp – Mixed Drinks Photopolymer $21.00
    141770 Stamp – Fresh Fruit Photopolymer $27.00
    100730 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (40) – Whisper White $9.00
    141661 Cardstock Pack – Fruit Stand (24) $8.00
    141660 DSP – Fruit Stand (12) $11.00
    141486 Mini Pompom Trim (5 yds) – Whisper White $7.00
    131180 Classic Ink Pad – Pear Pizzazz $6.50
    141398 Classic Ink Pad – Peekaboo Peach $6.50
    138323 Classic Ink Pad – Watermelon Wonder $6.50
    140932 Archival Ink Pad – Basic Gray $7.00
    118485 Block D $8.50
    104332 Adhesive – SNAIL (13.1 yds) $7.00

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  15. Perfectly Wrapped Kit (and MORE! designed to continue using the stamp set and inks long after the kit has been assembled)

    142439 Project Kit – Perfectly Wrapped $25.00
    141960 Stamp – Perfectly Wrapped Photopolymer $17.00
    118485 Block D $8.50
    132708 Memento Ink Pad – Tuxedo Black $6.00
    126946 Classic Ink Pad – Tangerine Tango $6.50
    141396 Classic Ink Pad – Emerald Envy $6.50
    129026 Adhesive – Fast Fuse (13.1 yds) $10.00
    103683 Adhesive – Mini Glue Dots (300) $5.25
    131527 Note Cards & Envelopes (20) – Whisper White $6.00
    133782 Punch – 2″ Circle $18.00
    141631 Cardstock Pack – Festive Birthday (24) $8.00
    141425 3/8″ Ruched Ribbon (10 yds) – Emerald Envy $8.00

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  16. Penned & Painted (These stamps will be on my doorstep when I get home! WHEE!) LOVE this color combination!

    141938 Stamp – Penned & Painted Photopolymer $25.00
    118485 Block D $8.50
    141772 Stamp – Brushwork Alphabet Photopolymer $26.00
    131201 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (24) – Pear Pizzazz $8.00
    100730 8-1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock (40) – Whisper White $9.00
    131171 Classic Ink Pad – Bermuda Bay $6.50
    131180 Classic Ink Pad – Pear Pizzazz $6.50
    131181 Classic Ink Pad – Soft Sky $6.50
    141650 1/8″ Stitched Ribbon (10 yds) – Melon Mambo $6.00
    138413 Thick Baker’s Twine (10 yds) – Bermuda Bay $3.50
    107301 Medium Envelopes – Whisper White (40) $6.50
    103579 Paper Snips $10.00
    124262 Solid Baker’s Twine (25 yds) – Whisper White $3.00

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14 Reasons to Join Stampin’ Up! right now!

a. Save an additional 20% on clearance rack items (they cannot be added to a kit but sure can be purchased after joining)
b. Save an additional 20% on holiday catalog items
c. Save an additional 20% next month on designer paper special
d. Save an additional 20% on the October cardmaking day promotions
e. Save an additional 20% on Spring Catalog preorder in December
f. The Save 20% can become “OR MORE” easily… (Up to 38% I think when working the business and team building)
g. Shop for Christmas from yourself (presents for yourself, for others, or for cards and gift-wrapping!)
h. First full 3 months are Oct/Nov/Dec – any personal purchases or sales this month count towards that quarter
i. Quick start first full 3 months are Oct/Nov/Dec
j. On board to hear about any other fall specials before the public
k. Chance to share the holiday catalog/holiday crafting with family – friends – earn extra spending money
l. Have full Stampin’ UP! year to earn incentives Oct 1 -Sept 30th
m. BOGO Paper Pumpkin Sale – subscribe through yourself AND offer to family, friends, new customers (this will count towards your quarterly minimums so you can maintain your active status)
n. WOWOWOW.. Who wouldn’t want to Join Right Now!?????

Thank you for making it all the way to the end and for at least considering helping me reach my goal!🙂


Spooky September RemARKable Blog Tour


Welcome to the September RemARKably Creative Blog Tour! This month we’re focusing on Halloween and Fall.

You probably hopped her from Anne‘s post, but if you get lost, the entire lineup is at the bottom!

I’m sorry I missed last month… My mojo has been on the fritz😦 But it’s slowly coming back!

Both of my projects this month use the Mr. Funny Bones stamp set in the Holiday Catalog! So fun!!

First up is a card using the Halloween Nights DSP, my Whisper White Craft ink pad, and the new Pumpkin Pie Glimmer Paper! I wish I had the Cookie Cutter Builder punch (I know! How have I not gotten it yet?!) because I’d punch out the bowtie in Pumpkin Pie glimmer as well… he’d really be puttin’ on the ritz, then!🙂


Next up is a card using the sugar skull in the set. I just stamped it over and over and colored just one of them. It’s always good to stand out a crowd!🙂 I used Crazy About You and Thoughtful Banners to make the sentiment. I also used some enamel shapes and Wink of Stella.



Hope you’ve enjoyed! Hop on over to see what Audra has for you🙂


July RemARKable Blog Tour


Welcome to the RemARKably Creative Blog Tour for July! We have some new hoppers, so welcome to them!!🙂

This month, we’re featuring new stuff, and you’re probably seeing a lot of the Thoughtful Branches bundle, a bundle that will be available exclusively August 2-31 (while supplies last)! I also opted to feature this bundle🙂 I will be showing you these in the opposite order I created them LOL

First up is a traditional tree card. I was inspired by last year’s holiday catalog’s Winter Wonderland suite of products, but I of course used new, current stuff🙂 I layered a piece of the Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate over Very Vanilla cardstock. The tree is stamped in Always Artichoke and Early Espresso and cut out with the Layering Ovals Framelits.


The next card was inspired by an ad I saw on Facebook LOL It was for a Bellabeat health monitoring bracelet.

leafbraceletI cut out a leaf, covered it in Versamark, then embossed it with Copper Embossing Powder. I then cut out 3 more in Early Espresso and glued them together with the Fine Tip Glue Pen.


The last card is my favorite!🙂 I cut out the big tree leaves in vellum, and a Pear Pizzazz stem (with the leaves cut off). I layered it on some Serene Scenery DSP with other dandelions. I bent the vellum a little bit so that it puffed out and used 2 glue dots to adhere it. I cut out 3 “wish”es in Soft Sky and 1 in Gold Foil, and layered them with the Fine Tip Glue Pen!🙂 Doesn’t it just look like you can pick it and blow the dandelion?!


Hope you enjoyed it! Hop on over to see what Audra has for us!🙂


Heather Mathieson <– YOU ARE HERE

June RemARKables Blog Tour — It’s Here!!

Welcome to the June Remarkable Blog Tour where we are featuring the BRAND NEW catalog!! Isn’t it just the bee’s knees?!

You probably got here from Anne‘s, but if you get lost, all the links are at the bottom!🙂

My brown box with the smallest possible order ever (new In Color Ink Pads, sample pack of In Color cardstock, and the Bunch of Blossoms bundle featured here) arrived AFTER 5:30 today!! PLUS, I haven’t seen ANY samples made with this, so I had to draw on my own artistic wit🙂 But, I’m happy with how they turned out. I made a series of 4″ x 4″ cards.

First up, is a traditional use of the set. Flowers! Also featured are Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy. I also used the Timeless Textures set to add a little more depth.


Next up, is a card featuring the second thing I “saw” when I saw this set– little bitty starfish!🙂 I used Peekaboo Peach and Dapper Denim. The “water” is the chevron stamp from Work of Art.


My last card I’m sharing is actually the first card I made, drawing from the first non-flower thing I “saw” when I looked at this set! Maybe it’s because it’s how the stamps are printed on the front cover, but I saw the upside down petal as a little ballerina tutu!! I used Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, and Flirty Flamingo to make her little dress–covered in Wink of Stella, of course! I love that it kind of adds an organza-like overlay look to it. I bowed the petal around so that it’s poofed out :)  I thought this would be cute to give a girl for her ballet recital. The sentiment is from Suite Sayings. And again, I used Timeless Textures to give it some more dimension (think the swirly pattern a ballerina makes as she dances🙂 ). The Classy Designer button is the back of her head!


Hope you’ve enjoyed these!🙂 Hop on over to Audra to see what she has for us!🙂

Here’s the rest of the lineup:

Nancy Amato
Melissa Bolinger

Tamra Davis

Connie Deibler

Tracie Evans Langley
Anne Matasci
Heather Mathieson <– YOU ARE HERE
Audra Monk
Maria Pane
Michele Reynolds
Janet Wakeland


May RemARKables Blog Tour–Goodbyes Are Hard

Welcome to the RemARKables May Blog Tour. This month we’re focusing on retiring products that we don’t want to say goodbye to😥

You probably hopped here from Tracie, but if you get lost, all the links are at the bottom!🙂

My first project uses a lot of retiring products: Beautiful Bunch stamp set, Pretty Petals DSP stack, 1″ square punch, Fun Flower punch, Pacific Point Striped Satin ribbon, and Botanical Garden Jewels.

I have to admit that I wasn’t crazy about the color combination in this DSP stack when it first came out, but it definitely grew on me! :)  My Calypso Coral squares are 1-1/8″. I also used my Blender Pen to smoosh out the lines a little bit.


My next project uses a retiring set that I will not be letting go of!😉 Zoo Babies! How could they?😥 I also used another favorite, Dotty Angles as well as the Ornate Tag Topper punch and A Dozen Thoughts stamp set. First, I cut my scrap color cardstock to 2″ wide and punched it out. Then, I cut my white to 1-7/8″ wide. I did my stamping first THEN I cropped the bottom, adhered it to the color cardstock, then cut that… was easier than trying to figure out measurements beforehand🙂 I also used 2 retiring ribbons that are DISCOUNTED (while supplies last!), Pink Pirouette Seam Binding and Pear Pizzazz Cotton.


I was going to do another project, but I’ve been a bit under the weather this week😦 Rain, rain, go away!! (today marks 16 straight days… my ark’s almost finished…)

Hop along to see what Audra has for you!

PicMonkey Collage

Heather Mathieson – YOU ARE HERE

RemARKables April Blog Tour

Welcome to the RemARKables April Blog Tour! You probably hopped here from Anne‘s blog, but if you get lost, all the links are at the bottom.

Happy Spring! Sort of…. I think we always forget that spring isn’t supposed to be warm all the time, but man! Mother Nature doesn’t know what’s up and what’s down these days! Oh well… on to some things that make it feel like spring inside🙂

Are you loving the Botanical Blooms and matching framelits?!?! I think everyone is in agreement that they hope it carries over to the new catalog (some of the demonstrators are getting to see it this weekend, and everyone else gets to see it next week! Just one of the many perks😉 )

I just wanted to share a couple of cute projects with you today. Our fearless leader, Janet Wakeland (one of the demonstrators out in Salt Lake at OnStage getting to see the new catty!) hosts a semi-annual retreat, which was this past weekend, and I was able to go. I always try to make little treats for my roommates/tablemates because we don’t live nearby, and I only get to see them at the retreat (or on Facebook LOL). And I just want to show them I love them🙂

I was roaming around Pier 1 Imports a few weeks ago and found some little goodies and some cute organza bags and I knew those would be just perfect! So I made some little tags to go on them, and of course,  each tag had to match the colors of the tissues that were packaged inside🙂


Here’s the package contents:


I don’t normally like to blog thing that I’ve CASEd (copied and selectively edited), but here’s a quick card using the Botanical Builder Framelits I found on Pinterest somewhere (I changed up the colors to suit the recipient).


And another card I CASEd for a friend’s bridal shower a couple of weeks ago:


I hope you’re enjoying your hopping tonight and that you find some inspiration!!🙂  Off to Audra‘s blog!

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Nancy Amato
Melissa Bolinger
Tamra Davis
Tracie Langley
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RemARKables March Blog Tour

Welcome to the March RemARKables Blog Tour!!

You probably hopped here from Anne‘s blog, but in case you get lost, all the links are at the bottom!

What a difference a month makes, huh?! Freezing cold to absolutely gorgeous outside🙂 That was my inspiration for today’s cards!

I suppose it depends on what you pair it with, but Mint Macaron reminds me of a cool spring breeze… I love this piece of paper from the Birthday Bouquet DSP with the balloons on it! So I just made a 3-D version of the paper to “float” on the card using a Honeycomb Embellishment, a bow from the Balloon Celebration Framelits in Blushing Bride Glimmer paper, White Baker’s twine, and set off by the beautiful Watermelon Wonder satin ribbon!


The next card uses one of the FREE Sale-a-Bration sets!! Super cute, and the first time I’ve played with it (I’d intended to play with it with the card above, but then it just wound up being a no-stamp card HAHA). I pulled out 2 colors I don’t use that often (was hard pressed to find some scraps to cut out the “happy” with!), Wild Wasabi and So Saffron. I stamped the little chick with my Memento black ink pad on some watercolor paper, and used my Blender Pen to color him in with So Saffron ink. The paper didn’t hold up as well as I thought, but that’s okay–chicks are supposed to be fuzzy!! LOL) I then used the Crazy About You bundle to top it off with a Happy Spring… I could’ve gone Easter, I know, but it was just so dang nice when I was coming home today that I was feeling springy!🙂


Here is a close-up of the layered 2 happys (very easy with the Fine Tip Glue Pen!!).


Hope you’ve enjoyed what I had for you today! Enjoy the rest of the blog tour and the rest of your Sale-A-Bration!!

Hop on over to Ann‘s blog (and again, if you’re hopping around or lost, all the links are below).


Nancy Amato

A Dino-riffic Birthday!

This week is my first-born nephew’s 4th birthday! I just can’t believe that this little guy (about 12 hours old):


Is now THIS little man (Christmastime, a little more than 2 months before his birthday)!🙂


I do love spoiling “my” kiddos🙂 (if you haven’t seen it, check this post out)

I got the No Bones About It set just to use for my nephews, so I put it to good use. So, his birthday card had to be just as special as he is!  So I made one that he can play with. It’s a “View Master” card. I got the idea here, and some instructions here. Here’s a few tips that neither of those ladies had: the 4″ in. circle is the largest of the Circles Collection Framelits (no scallops); and after you get the circle in place (as Dawn shows in her video), use that window to draw circles with a pencil to put your images in. (I tried doing it the other way around, and it didn’t work LOL thankfully before I stamped!!). I used the Large Numbers Framelits and the Little Numbers Thinlits to create the rest of the card. I am so pleased! He’s going to love it!🙂


Here are the rest of the images:

I hope you enjoyed seeing this card as much as I enjoyed making it!



I wrote a little note telling him I wished I could be there to celebrate but that I was sending lots of love and hugs (with a reminder to share some of those with Little Miss, my nickname for his little sister)🙂

Auntie loves you, J!!!


It’s Wild!!

I hope everyone had a great weekend!🙂

Today, I have a series of cards I made for my Stampin’ Up! team (the RemARKables; the ladies I blog hop with every month). Our leader, Janet Wakeland, asked for sample makers to make projects using an animal stamp set for our “Furry Friends”-themed monthly training. I volunteered to use the “It’s Wild” background stamp because I’d never played with it before! I had to wait until they were shared with the group before I could share them here🙂

As you know, I like to mix things up a bit and try to find untraditional ways to use stamps and punches🙂 So, here is my lineup of It’s Wild cards:

1. Traditional: I used the It’s Wild to create zebra stripes for the background of a bouquet of balloons using the Balloon Celebration bundle with the matching punch! I used some of the Go Wild DSP, the Brights Backgrounds DSP, and a scrap of Melon Mambo cardstock (with a Wink of Stella!) for my balloons.


2. Wild for Baby: I used the background stamp to create a jungle for the monkeys to play in! The monkeys are from the Zoo Babies stamp set.


3. Eye of the Tiger: This card was made using the Circle Card Thinlits! I had a lot of fun making this card. I thought it was perfect for someone who was working on a goal or who had just achieved a goal! They had the eye of the tiger🙂

8_itswild_eyetigerinsideIMG_20160217_183647428Just a few quick notes on this one:
–use a mask when stamping the sides
–stamp the It’s Wild on the #6 circle framelits (counting in)
— for the eye: 3/4″ Delightful Dijon (carefully sponged a Tip Top Taupe circle in middle), a black circle from the Owl Builder punch, black large petal from Festive Flower Builder, and I used a Basic Rhinestone in the center to catch the “gleam”🙂

4. Shimmery Pool Party: I really started to branch out with the next few cards. This card stamped tone-on-tone Pool Party and stamped the starfish using the Picture Perfect stamp set. I used my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen to make the ripples in the water all nice and sparkly!


5. Camouflage: This next care uses the background stamp to create camouflage! Believe it or not, I got this one take🙂 I first stamped with Crumb Cake, then inked up with Soft Suede and just made sure I didn’t lay my stamp down in the same place. I used Mossy Meadow and the For Your Country stamp set to create the bottom piece.5_itswild_camoflauge

6. Wild About You: This card turned out as my favorite!🙂 I turned the background stamp on its side and voila! It becomes seaweed or coral, depending on what color🙂 The little fishies I made using the Friends & Flowers stamp set. These cuties met and their kiss created little heart bubbles (Dazzling Diamonds glitter paper)!🙂


I hope you enjoyed these and maybe got some inspiration!🙂

Have a great week!

P.S. Notice I have a new lightbox!!🙂