Project Life From My Heart – Stampin’ Up!

It’s Thursday, and that means Amy Koenders and I are here with more projects created with Project Life by Stampin’ Up!  As I was flipping through my Project Life cards this week, I noticed that the circle on this gray polka dot card looked a lot like the border on the friendship stamp in the From My Heart stamp set from Stampin’ Up!  With that little realization, inspiration was born and I was off and running.

From My Heart Project Life (3 of 7)

This card was another one that was super quick and easy!  Gotta love that!  I started by stamping my image inside the circle of my Project Life card using Stazon ink and my Stamp-a-ma-jig for placement.

From My Heart Project Life (6 of 7)

Then I added some black candy dots to the corners and mounted my card on a panel of Basic Black card stock.  I wrapped a length of Silver Satin Ribbon around a panel of DSP from the Back to Black DSP pack and adhered it using Fast Fuse adhesive.  Then I glued the DSP panel to a Basic Black card base using multipurpose liquid glue.

From My Heart Project Life (7 of 7)

I attached my Project Life panel to the front of the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals and added a little knot of ribbon to the top with a glue dot.

From My Heart Project Life (4 of 7)

Finally, I finished off the inside of my card by adding a strip of DSP mounted on Basic Black card stock to the bottom of a Whisper White panel.  Wasn’t that simple?  The whole thing was designed and put together in a just a few minutes.  I love it!

I also love Pinterest, don’t you?  Please pin this project if you love it as much as I do.  You will find a “pin it” button at the bottom of this post below the supply list and card stock cuts.  Also, please subscribe to my blog via email by clicking on the “follow” button if you are a fan of my work.

From My Heart Project Life (2 of 7)

Now that you’ve seen what I created using Project Life today, check out how Amy Koenders of Stamp with Amy K used Project Life for her creation.

I hope you will consider selecting me as your demonstrator for your stamping needs.  I offer free catalogs to all of my customers.  If you are my customer or want to be my customer, please email me your name and mailing address.  I’ll be more than happy to send you the gorgeous 2014 Annual Catalog.  You can email me at

Also, it is not too late to sign up for my one-to-one card swap.  The details and registration link are below.

If you need any supplies you can shop now in my online store!  Feel free to drop me an email if you have any questions or if you would like a catalog.  I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping!


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Last Week to Sign Up for Only $50! Deal Ends June 30th.

This is the last week to take advantage of the $50 sign up special from Stampin’ Up!  If you have at least $50 worth of products you would like to purchase from the new annual catalog you should really consider joining.  There are many benefits of becoming a demonstrator including a great discount and access to advanced products.  Did you know you could order several of the Stampin’ Blendabilities marker sets now if you were a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator?

Now is a great time to join my team!  I welcome Hobbyist Demonstrators, and during the month of June, new recruits can join Stampin’ Up! at one of two great prices. Stampin’ Up! will continue to offer their traditional starter kit priced at $99 ($125 product value + FREE Shipping), but only during the month of June they will also be offering a reduced priced starter kit at the low price of $50 ($55 product value + FREE Shipping).  Drop me a note at if you have any questions or if you’d like additional details.  I’d love to have you on my team!  You can read more information about the benefits of being a Demonstrator here.

2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap

Just a reminder about my one-to-one swap.  I hope you will join in the fun!  It is so great when I get to actually connect with all of you and this is a wonderful way for us to share our inspiration and creativity with each other.  To participate, you will send me one card created with current Stampin’ Up! products (no retired items please) and a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Once all the swaps have arrived, I will send you someone else’s card in the mail.  It’s that easy!  If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at

To participate, please register for the event by clicking on the button below.   Once registration is complete, you will receive an email with specific instructions (including the address for where to send your swaps).  Projects are due in hand by July 10, 2014.  I can’t wait to see what you create!  Happy Stamping!

Eventbrite - 2014 Annual Catalog One-to-One Swap

WEEKLY DEALS for June 24-30

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through June 30.

Stampin’ Up! items used to create today’s project:

If you would like to order any of the products featured in today’s project, click the images below to order from my online store.

Card Stock Cuts

Card Base: Whisper White – 4-1/4″ x 11″

Panels:  Silver Foil – 4-1/8″ x 5-3/8″ panel; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper – 4″ x 5-1/4″ panel; Shimmery White – 3-3/4″ x 4-7/8″ panel

Sentiment & Die Cuts:  Banner Framelits die cut (3rd from center).



From My Heart Friendship Card – Stampin’ Up!

Before I get to today’s card, I have to say “thank you” to my Stampin’ Up! upline, Amy Koenders (Stamp with Amy K).  Amy introduced many of you to my blog Friday, and I am so grateful for her support.  Amy, you are fabulous and your cards are too!

Now, onto today’s card, which was created using the From my Heart stamp set from Stampin’ Up! (wood mount and clear mount).  I just love the teapot image in this set.  It is so cute and different from my normal floral/nature themed cards.  It seemed the perfect choice to go with SCS color challenge 470 this week.

Friday was such an exciting blogging day for me.  I loved seeing so much blog traffic and so many new subscribers!  You have no idea how excited I get seeing the reach of my posts.  That’s where the nerdy math teacher in me comes through! LOL.  Anyway, if you like my post today, I would appreciate hearing from you.  At the end of the month, I will do a drawing and one lucky person who left me a comment will receive a free card in the mail!  If you aren’t already a subscriber, please consider following me via email.   Just click on the “follow” button in the sidebar.

From My Heart (1 of 7)

Today’s card was inspired by The Mojo Monday 337 sketch challenge & Splitcoast Stampers Color Challenge #470:

I began my card with a  Baked Brown Sugar card base.  Then I added panels of Night of Navy (my substitution for the color challenge), Cherry Cobbler DSP, Whisper White, and Night of Navy DSP (Regals DSP Stack) using SNAIL adhesive.

From My Heart (3 of 7)

Next, I colored my friendship stamp from the From my Heart stamp set using my Stampin’ Write Markers in Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler, Wild Wasabi, & Baked Brown Sugar (In Color Markers, Subtles Collection Markers, and Regals Collection Markers).  I stamped the image on Whisper White and used my Baked Brown Sugar ink pad and a sponge dauber to ink around the edges of the panel.  Then I colored the teapot and tray again and stamped them on a scrap of Whisper White,  I cut that out using paper snips and added it to my greeting with Stampin’ Dimensionals for some added depth. I followed the same procedure, stamping the friendship banner in Night of Navy on Baked Brown Sugar card stock.  The finished greeting was layered onto a square of Cherry Cobbler card stock, which I inked with my Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad.

From My Heart (2 of 7)

Finally, I stamped two flowers from the Petite Petals stamp set (wood mount and clear mount) using Night of Navy ink.  I colored my flowers using my Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad and my Blender Pens I punched out the flowers using the Petite Petals Punch and added Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents to the center.  Then I added them to the front of the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  (Remember, the Petite Petals stamp set and punch are available as a bundle for a 15% discount, wood mount and clear mount.)

From My Heart (7 of 7)

For the finishing touches on the inside of my card I layered strips of Cherry Cobbler DSP and Night of Navy card stock and added them to the bottom of the card.

This card is not my normal kind of color scheme, but I really like the finished product.  That’s the great thing about challenges, they put you outside your comfort zone.  If you liked this card, please don’t forget to leave me a comment so you will be entered into my drawing.  Also, if you liked my post today, please pin it to Pinterest for me.  I am new to blogging and I would love your help in developing a blog following.  If you scroll to the bottom of the post, you will find a “pin it” button just below my supply list for the project.

If you would like to purchase the From my Heart  stamp set, or any of the other great products featured in this project, shop in my online store by clicking here.  Remember you can earn a FREE item with every $50 purchase through March 31st.  The final days of Sale-a-bration are fast approaching.  Don’t miss your chance to get these great products before they are gone!

You can find a complete list of supplies used for this project at the very bottom of this post.


Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! March 18-24

Here are the new Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!:

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Click here to see the Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up! in my online store.  The Weekly Deals are only while supplies last and only available at these great prices through March 24.


If you need any stamping supplies, I’d be very happy to be your Demonstrator.  Just click on Order Stampin’ Up! Online Now in the main menu or in the sidebar to go directly to my online store or drop me an email if you have any questions.

Happy Stamping!


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Stampin’ Up! items used to create this project:

Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched (Hostess Reward – 129672)

Dies, Punches, & Embossing Folders: N/A

Card Stock & DSP:  Baked Brown Sugar (131296) – 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ card base, one stamped banner; Night of Navy (100867) – 5-1/2″ x 1-1/8″ strip, 4-” x 1-1/8″ strip (inside card); Cherry Cobbler DSP (130139) – 5-1/2″ x 1″ strip, 4″ x 1″ strip for inside of card; Whisper White (100730) – 2-7/8″ x 4-5/8″ panel, 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ square,  5-1/4″ x 4″ panel (inside of card); Night of Navy DSP (130139) – 2-3/4″ x 4-1/2″ panel.

Markers & Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar Classic Stampin’ Pad (131174); Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Pad (126970); Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Pad (126966); Blender Pens (102845); In Color 2013-2015 Stampin’ Write Markers (131260); Regals Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131262); Subtles Collection Stampin’ Write Markers (131263)

Embellishments: Basic Rhinestone Jewel Accents (119246)

Tools:  sponge daubers (102892)

Adhesive: SNAIL (104332); Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430)