All About Flowers!!

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Hi BFF’s!  I’ve been so busy with Christmas card making classes that I haven’t taken a lot of time to make Christmas gifts for people.  We also have five birthdays in December so I need to make those gifts too!  So busy!  I haven’t even started my shopping for my kids yet.

Today I’m taking time out from Christmas to make a thank you card for a teacher.  She has gone above and beyond for my son and I’m so happy he has her this year.  My son is a little rambunctious but this teacher loves him anyway.

I’m loving these colors together.  I’ve used the Oh, So Eclectic stamp set and thinlets and really, the thinlets are what make this bundle worth it.  They are gorgeous!  This isn’t even all the pieces.  Take a look:

I Heart this bundle.

I also have some sneak peeks for you of flowery items from the 2018 Occasions catalog that goes live on January 4th.

Flowers, flowers, everywhere!

These beautiful flowers are on a black and white designer series paper pack called Petal Passion.  The whole suite is gorgeous.  I colored this paper using the Stampin’ Blend alcohol markers.  Doesn’t it look like it was printed that way?  Definitely a favorite of mine.

This next card comes from a new All-Inclusive Kit called Lots of Happy Card Kit.  It makes 20 cards in different sizes.  It’s a kit you color with watercolor pencils so it comes with 4 pencils.  My favorite part is that 2 of the pencils are colors exclusive to this kit!  It’s so pretty!

I can’t show you everything but I want to!  If you’d like a 2018 Occasions catalog and you do not have a demonstrator, I would love to give you one!

Do you want the perks of being able to pre-buy from the catalog before anyone else?  Sign up to be on Team BFF and we can create fun things together!

I hope you liked the cards today.  I gotta get back to making Christmas gifts!

Merry Christmas,

Your BFF,


Upcoming Events (More info on FB: BFF Stampers):

December 15th – Open Crop at Sew Easy Studio (contact them for more info)
December 17th – Team BFF and Club Members only – Appreciation Dinner – 5 p.m. – 8 p.m.

January 7th – BINGO.  RSVP by Dec. 22nd on FB
January 19th – Stamp-A-Stack – 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
January 28th – Product Based Class – 2p.m. – 5 p.m.

International Highlights December Winners Blog Hop – Love Again!

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I am so honored to announce that I submitted a card into Kylie Bertucci’s International Highlights for November and won top 10!  The link to that blog post is HERE. The reward is a special hop with just the top 10 submissions using the same theme: Love.

So today I’ve made a card using the Merry Cafe stamp set along with the Coffee Cafe set to make a gift card holder for a friend of mine.  We both LOVE Starbucks and each other!

I embossed the sentiment and the heart using gold embossing powder. I love all the bling on this card.











The Coffee Break designer series paper is perfect with these little hearts to show my affection (for coffee) and my friend.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  Thank you so much for voting for me so I can be in this special hop.  Follow along in the lineup below and see what the other talented winners made.

Your BFF,


Reminder!! Today is the day to reserve your Stamparatus! Log into your account and out in your credit card info. You will not be charged until it ships which should be in March or April depending on first reserved,  first served.

Reserve here!

Here’s a video with more information.


Global Stamping Friends – Festive Celebrations

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Happy December!  December! Already!  Where has the year gone?

Welcome to this month’s Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop featuring Festive Celebrations!  These ladies never cease to amaze me with their creativity and the projects they come up with every month.

For my project, I’ve come up with a card and tag idea with a coordinating box.  I made it less feminine because it will be for my husband’s friend.  Coming up with manly ideas is very hard for me.  Do you struggle with that?

I coordinated them all using the Colorful Seasons Designer Series Pack.  The Christmas tree came from our timeless Lovely as a Tree stamp set.  It’s been around forever!

The Happy Christmas banner stamp is from a newer stamp set called Labels to Love.  You can find a list of everything I used down below.

These boxes are really easy to make.  They are very convenient for gift packaging year round, making them any size you need.

To make this box I used:
Thick Whisper White cardstock – 8×8 scored at 2 inches on all 4 sides.
Designer Series Paper – 6×6 scored at 1 inch on all sides.
Fold all the score lines. You will have 4 square corners on both pieces.  Cut one side to the line and adhere it together.  I like to use tear & tape so my box won’t dare to fall apart even with heavier items inside.

I CASE’d this card from a card in our Annual Catalog on Page 141 for the CASEing the Catty Sunday Challenge #156.  I love challenging myself to come up with something new while also making it easier by using something already done! Does that make sense!  LOL.

I hope you got some inspiration from my card and gift packaging idea today.  Thank you for hopping along.  Click on the NEXT arrow to check out the talented creations by Marieke Bart.  There is a Roll call of everyone hopping today below for your convenience.

Your BFF,



BlogHop RollCall

  1. Anita Wifladt
  2. Rebecca Urban
  3. Libby Dyson
  4. Jan Musselman
  5. . Lisa Ann Bernard
  6. Karie Beglau
  7. Amanda Farlinger
  8. Kimberley Anne Morris
  9. Tricia Butts
  10. Amanda Bates
  11. Kristie Neal Walthall
  12. Anastasia Radloff
  13. Erica Jones
  14. Jenn Charles Curtis
  15. Marieke Bart
  16. Courtenay Heuston
  17. Angelique Stempelkeuken
  18. Sarah McDermott


Upcoming Events (RSVP on FB at BFF Stampers):

Dec 2th – Stamp Camp at Sew Easy Studio

Dec 8th – Be Merry Kit Class

Dec 10th – Bags, Tags and Boxes Class

Take Advantage of the Year End Sales Event with all the info on what is retiring for the year and some special discounted items!  Click on the picture below to be taken to my website.