Stamp Out Breast Cancer

Something to Say with Stampin' Up!

That's right!  I have "Something to Say" stamp set is a wonderful, versatile stamp set that has landed several times in many of my creations.  Pair it with Daydream Medallions and we have an assistant to some fun creating while helping a friend battle against cancer.  This is card #2 from my Stamp Out Breast Cancer stamp class and was inspired by a fellow demonstrator and friend, Selene Kempton.  Her colors were more in the season of the Christmas holidays, and I have troubles totally CASEing anyone else's creations, so I changed the colors to reflect symbolism to Breast Cancer awareness with a touch of Pink.


This card is so soothing and warm using the colors of Soft Sky, Melon Mambo, and Smoky Slate and the variety of Daydream Medallion images stamped onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then matted onto a layer of Blackberry Bliss.  I just love the softness of the Smoky Slate cardstock base...really brings a richness to the meaning of the sentiments.  I'm sorry for the poor lighting as it makes the Blackberry Bliss inked sentiments, scallop circle and 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon banner tails appear black in nature versus the true deep, rich purple.  I just could not get the true color to come through.  But, you gotta love the sparkle, right?!!  The sentiments are popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals to add a little depth and character.  I have a couple of friends that are fighting the fight of Breast Cancer and Pancreatic Cancer that will be receiving some love from me.



Yesterday was a birthday milestone for me, which was celebrated quietly with my family.  My sweet hubby treated us to a night out of Brazilian food (Rodizio's) and Reese's Blizzard cake from DQ.  YUMMY!  And, my wonderful daughters bought me a beeee-u-tiful bouquet of flowers garnished with a balloon decorated with lots of candles....didn't count them, but there were LOTS!  ;)



I do have to say, that so far Life is Great at 50!!  Teeehehehe....I know, I can only speak experience of one day, but it's good!  ;)  So good, that I am handing out Birthday Treats to everyone that wants to party with me. Click on the image above to check out the details.  Place a $50 order through my online store, send me an email with your Order Confirmation number, and I'll mail you the Birthday Present of your choice (see selections below) along with a beautiful handstamped card from me:

Birthday Treat Choices

#102619 -- Clear Envelopes               #119246 -- Rhinestone Basic Jewels
 #135718 -- Kraft Grid Journals            #135304 -- Project Life Journal Pens
#103683 -- Glue Dots                        #129369 -- Blendabilities Color Lifter
            #119247 -- Pearl Basic Jewels             #135835 -- Frosted Sequins (Holiday Catalog)

This is my way of saying "THANK YOU" and expressing my utmost appreciation to loyal customer, my friend, and my inspiration for all of your support for me, my family, and my wonderful Stampin' Up! business.  I really LOVE what I do, and enjoy sharing everything I know with YOU.  I live to inspire you.


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AND, the moment that everyone has been waiting for....Oh, before I announce the Winner of my Spooktacular Stampin' Up! Anniversary giveaway, I want to thank everyone that placed a Stampin' Up! order through my store.  I am so very grateful!!

AND, the WINNER of the wonderful Printers Tray and Accessories kit goes to.....

Heather (from the lovely state of Utah!)

Congratulations, Heather!  I'll get your fun little bundle all packaged up and mailed out to you.


May God Bless You and Your Family!!



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Stamping Out Breast Cancer -- 5 Year Anniversary!

I know, I know!!  How many Anniversaries can one person have?  Well, this year is filled with lots of them for 6th year as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and also reaching 5 years as a Breast Cancer survivor.  WOOT!!  I am SO excited to be able to continue sharing life with my family and friends and everyone that I've met through my blog, emails, vendor & craft fairs, stamp classes/camps, Stampin' Up! Convention....and, the list never ends.  I appreciate everyone of you that has entered my life!

Every year, I have a special "Stamp Out Breast Cancer" stamping class with 3 really beautiful creations.  This first card was inspired by someone on the internet....probably through Pinterest, but I can't find it now.  I know that I changed up the colors to incorporate the pinks designated to Breast Cancer awareness, and what better stamp set than the Petite Petals stamp set and coordinating Petite Petals punch.  I am in love with the warm, earthy colors of our Naturals Ivory and Strawberry Slush.  YUM!


Follow me down Creation Lane.....

  • The background stamping is using an image from the Work of Art stamp set inked in Strawberry Slush and Baked Brown Sugar.  Once the image was inked, I did stamp off once onto scrap paper, then huffed the rubber stamp and then stamped onto the Naturals Ivory layer.  If you look at this stamp, you will see that it really is shorter than what you see.  Once I did the first row, I turned the stamp 180 degrees and did another row, and stamped over top of the bottom portion of the first row so that I extended it to fit the rest of the Petite Petals arrangement.
  • I love how the Naturals 5/8" Chevron Ribbon is all set up for me to trim into an arrow....I know, that's cheating, right?!!
  • To add more 'pink' accents, I added some of our Thick Strawberry Slush Baker's Twine that was placed in loops in not particular fashion....just whatever way you want to position them.
  • Smothered with Petite Petals flowers that were stamped on each of Very Vanilla, Naturals Ivory and Baked Brown Sugar and topped with some beautiful pearls.
  • The last little touch to hit the card creation was some of our new Essentials Wooden Elements that were added with Stampin' Dimensionals.

This layout renders almost any occasion.  I chose to use the word "Congratulations" from the Something To Say stamp set because I was going to create a large number of this card and send off to the many Breast Cancer Survivors I have met along my journey.

If you liked the Pink creation, check out the very quick transition of colors and sentiments for this next version.  Yep!!  Boss's Day was the next day and my brain was not working to create anything unique.  The sentiment is an old stamp that I've had in my stash (pssst....not a Stampin' Up! sentiment....please don't turn me in!)  Instead of Strawberry Slush, I used Pistashio Pudding.  SO easy and CUTE!!


ALTERATION NOTE:  It was to my surprise that the Essentials Wooden Elements only had 4 of the wooden arrows.  Soooo, I had to improvise.  I kept all of the Chevron punches from this card....(Yes, I'm a clepto), sponged the edges a bit with Crumb Cake and popped up with Stampin' Dimensionals.  LOVE it!


In Celebration of my Stampin' Up! Anniversary

I have BLOG CANDY for you!!


Enter Giveaway to Win!

Place an online order of $50 or more in my Stampin' Up! store

1 winner will be randomly selected from all orders placed in my online store

between now and Tuesday, November 4, 2015 at midnight CST.

Enter Hostess Code: AQHGUC6Z


WINNER ANNOUNCED ON Thursday, November 6 on my blog!


Giveaway includes:

  • Toxic Treats set (clear mount)
  • printer's tray,
  • and all the goodies you need to make this boo-tiful project.
  • *Project kit does not include ink

Need some more ideas of how to convert your Printers Tray to decorate for other holidays?  Check out these samples.

PrintersTray-Thankful      PrintersTray-Birthday      PrintersTray-Valentines




I loved this layout so much that I did create more using Coastal Cabana and Cantaloupe Crisp.  **squeal**


May God Bless You and Your Family!!



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