Monday, February 19, 2018

Tranquil Tulips

Wow! It's Monday already! It feels like Sunday to me! 
It's wet and dreary here in North Central Illinois - perfect for crafting! 😁

Today I'd like to share a couple of cards that I made for my friends that signed up with me to take advantage of the HUGE ordering special. Pick out $125 worth of products AND 2 FREE stamp sets all for just $99!!!! 

Do you have a long list of Stampin' Up! items you'd like to buy? This is the BEST DEAL EVER! And, there's no obligation to buy/order anything ever again. You can just take advantage of it and be done. OR, you can choose to stay with Stampin' Up! and get a 20-25% discount! 

It's WIN/WIN!!!

Now regarding today's card, I can't believe it took this long for me to use the Tranquil Tulips hostess set. It colors the shading perfectly with no effort on your part! The stamp does it all! I cannot wait to use this set again! 

I hope Kim & Cass liked their cards and I hope YOU find a way to do something creative on this dreary Midwest Monday!

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, February 18, 2018

Lighted Block Memorial

Happy Sunday All! 
I hope this weekend finds you well. It's starting to warm up here in North Central Illinois. I am grateful for that. However, having several animals is conducive to a houseful of mud. I guess I'm just gonna have to grin & bear it. I'm ready for warmer temps so I can start riding again! :) 

Today I'd like to share some special blocks that my dear cousin, Bev, ordered from me for her girls. 

This is the story she posted on Facebook: 

Uncle Tom always had a way with words 😨... he would always call the girls crazy names like the 3 Stooges.. but one day he gave my family words that will live with us forever ... he said your family is like a Covey of quail .. you see one of you.. you see all five .. we lol.... so we never forget Uncle Tom's words. I had my cousin Kim make these for the girls ... thanks Kim. They love them. 😊💕 ... we miss Uncle Tom everyday. 

Each block is a little different with the etching and the bow colors. I hope Emily, Ellie & Mattie get many years of enjoyment out of them. 

Please let me know if you're looking for anything specific and I can help you out. 
Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 


Tuesday, February 13, 2018


Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends! 
I saw this idea somewhere on the World Wide Web and knew I had to try it. 
I have this amazing woman that has supported my craft addiction business since I started. 😉
She's a wonderful christian woman and everything she orders gives all the glory to God. 
Therefore, when I first saw this set, I knew I HAD to have it and make her some cards. 


Thank you for always encouraging my crazy crafting side, but most of all, thanks for being a great friend! 

I hope you all have a friend who supports you in your endeavors! 



DSPFresh Floral

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Panda Love - Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle

Hello and welcome to the February edition of the Stray Ducklings Blog Waddle. Grab your favorite beverage and waddle along with us. Our February waddle theme is, of course, Love.

I opted to go for a more non-traditional color theme this Valentine's Day. I love the paper & colors in the Bubbles & Fizz designer series paper (DSP) pack. I built my card around them. You can get this DSP FREE with a $50 order right now during Sale-A-Bration!
And who doesn't love these cute little Pandas???
The Party Pandas can also be earned FREE with a $50 purchase.
I LOVE Sale-A-Bration! So many options to obtain FREE goodies!

Please see below for the supply list for this card. The items I used are linked to my store in the list below.

You may have gotten here from Sue Boerner's blog. Next on the list is Lori Helvick. Please visit all of my friends to see their beautiful creations.

                               Kim Baker <------You Are Here
Sue Boerner    
Designer Series Paper (DSP): Bubbles & Fizz
Die cuts: Sweet & Sassy
Embellishments: Iridescent sequins 

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Fast Fuse BIG Sale starts TOMORROW!!!

We just got word: 

The response to our Fast Fuse promotion last fall was phenomenal. In fact, your enthusiasm was so overwhelming we simply didn’t have the inventory to keep the deal running! So, as promised, we’re bringing back the Fast Fuse Adhesive deal for five days only—while supplies last! For those of you who are unfamiliar with this promotion, here’s how it works: When you buy ONE Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get TWO Fast Fuse Adhesive refills for FREE!
This deal will start on February 8 and end on February 12. Remember, that’s five days only—while supplies last! Be sure to mark your calendars and prepare to stock up, save, and share this fabulous deal with your customers!
I love Fast Fuse and use it in a lot of my card making because the adhesive is much stronger than regular snail adhesive. However, sometimes it's hard to justify the cost of it. This just sealed the deal for me. I will be making a big order of it tomorrow AND don't forget, every $50 you spend gets you a FREE Sale-A-Bration item! You can't beat that deal! 

If you buy 5 Fast Fuse at regular price ($10 each) you actually get:

           5 full Fast Fuses and
10 refills for $50
= 15 total Fast Fuse
PLUS a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!!!

Order it in my store by using this link: 

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Heartfelt Blooms

Happy Tuesday! 
I'm so excited about today's card that I couldn't wait to post it! I just made it yesterday and am flabbergasted by the FREE Sale-A-Bration stamp Heartfelt Blooms. 

I love everything about this card! I first saw the card in a demo group & was immediately drawn to it. I CASEd (Copy & Share Everything) directly from Kayla Adams. Her blog and original card are HERE. This card was so simple to make yet it's so elegant! And while I wasn't elated with the stamp set when I saw it in the catalog, I'm in love with it now. I can't wait to try more things with it. I can't get over the depth and detail that is accomplished through one piece of rubber! LOL! 

Okay, enough gushing, LOL! 

The sentiments on the card are from a demo only stamp set that was recently discontinued, but I'd never used before. I decided to blow the dust off of it and give it a whirl. 

I hope you've enjoyed today's cards. You can get this stamp set FREE if you purchase $50 worth of items in my store HERE.


Stamps: Heartfelt Blooms & Best Decision Ever (discontinued)

Monday, February 5, 2018

Paper Pumpkin

Have you heard of Paper Pumpkin? 
Do you wonder what it is? 
It's an all-inclusive craft kit that shows up in your mailbox the middle of every month. 
A little box of fun for your creative side. 

January's fun box included 16 Valentines. Since I don't usually send Valentines, I made mine into a bunch of different cards using sentiments from past months stamp sets. 
I keep all the stamps, inks and leftover pieces from previous kits to use on future kits. I take my "Spare Parts" box with wherever we are crafting so that I can change my creations up. 

I tend to like to be different unique. 😉
I didn't change this one up a lot because I love how the card opens on the diagonal to reveal a note inside. 
So cute!!!

And, right now during Sale-A-Bration is the BEST time to order Paper Pumpkin. Just look at the options for FREE stuff with your paid subscription. 

1 month - $20
     3 month pre-paid subscription - $59 (Save $1)
           6 months pre-paid subscription- $114 (Save $1 per month)
       12 months pre-paid subscription- $215 (Save $2 per month!) 

Order your subscription HERE