Friday, June 10, 2016

Stamp-a-Stack Birthday Bear!

 Here is one of the cards I featured at the Stamp-a-Stack in May.  I cased this card from another demonstrator on Pinterest.  I have searched and searched for my original pin but it must be buried deep. I have to confess, I have thousands of ideas pinned to my boards.
The original card used Designer Series Paper for the card front.  I decided to use the Brushstrokes Background stamp with Sahara Sand.  It is a great neutral.  I love to use it instead of Crumb Cake. You probably noticed the uneven stamping of the background.  Just a "happy" accident!  I sponged a bit of Sahara Sand and Early Expresso around the edges to give it a vintage feel.  The "Happy Birthday" is from a retired set but don't worry you can substitute any sentiment.
The cute little bear from Bear Hugs, a returning set from the Occasions Catalog, was stamped on Whisper White in Early Expresso.  I used the coordinating framelits to crop him out.  I added Blushing Bride to the ears and a bit of Sahara Sand to his coat with a water color brush.  The hearts were punched using the Confetti Hearts Border in Real Red.  So cute and simple.
It was a "hit" with my stampin' friends at my monthly Stamp-a-Stack.  What is a Stamp-a-Stack?
Well, the 3rd Wednesday of every month we meet at a local Donut Shop to make 6 different cards.  I prepare the samples and kits.  You just come, enjoy time with friends and go home with 6 completed cards, including envelopes, for only $15.   We have a great time.  If you would like more details, leave a comment on my blog or send me an email at  I would love to have you join us on Wednesday, June 15th from 6pm to 8pm.
We will be using loads of new products from the Annual Catalog.  I got a BIG order this week and can't wait to share new projects with you.

Thanks for visiting! Come back soon. Sherrie
Pin It!

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Pick a "B" Pals June Blog Hop

We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are featuring projects that are based on “B“ themes such as Birthday, Bride or Baby. We hope to provide you with lots of ideas and that you enjoy our creations.
You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.

Give me a "B" for Birthday!  I chose to make a birthday card using ALL brand NEW products from the Annual Catalog.  The Swirly Bird stamp set and Swirly Scribbles Thinlits dies are all the "rage" on Pinterest.  Demonstrators all over the world have been posting samples using this bundle. Just in case you haven't noticed the versatility of this set I guarantee you will love it.  It is a real winner.  It can be used for any occasion, for young or old, male or female. It has certainly become one of my favorites,  Remember, you will save 10% by ordering the bundle (see page 152).
My color scheme today features four of the five NEW in-colors:  Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, and Sweet Sugarplum.  They are featured in the NEW Playful Palette Designer Series Paper Stack.  These colors really "pop" against the black background.
The sentiment is from the NEW Thoughtful Banners and Duet Banners Punch Bundle.  There are 53 photopolymer stamps in this set.  Yes, 53 stamps that coordinate with two different punches.  An amazing deal!  More good news, you can save 10% by purchasing the stamp set and punch at the bundle price (see page 73).
Last but certainly not least, check out the Sweet Sugarplum 3/8" Ruched Ribbon.  This ribbon is a must have in the NEW In-Colors (see page 178).  Get yours soon as it is likely to go on back order, it has been so popular.  The texture of the ribbon is so easy to tie into knots or bows.  It doesn't add a lot of bulk to your card which is perfect for mailing. 

Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

I really appreciate you stopping by to visit.  I would love to hear from you.  Please leave a comment.


  1. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  2. Nicole Everitt at Stamp Scrap Love
  3. Natalie Bradley at
  4. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  5. Karen Hallam at Karen's Stampin' Habit!
  6. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  7. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  8. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  9. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  10. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin'
  11. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  12. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  13. Karen Zaring Browning at Stamp With Me KZB
  14. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  15. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  16. Rae Harper-Burnet at Wild West Paper Arts
  17. Pam Dotts at Clearly Southern Stampin'
  18. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  19. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  20. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  21. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  22. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  23. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  24. Becky Volpp at Inkblossomwithbecky
  25. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  26. Amy Hoptay at CraftCarnivore

Pin It!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Swirly Bird: Perfect for the 4th of July

 With the release of the 2016 Annual Catalog, you have probably noticed lots of fun projects using the NEW Swirly Bird Bundle.  Today, I am sharing a clean and simple card perfect for the 4th of July.  It is just around the corner so get your bundle soon.

 The card base is Real Red.  I added the swoosh in Night of Navy, a few stars, and cute sentiment.  A 10 minute card!  Love it.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for the Pals June Blog Hop.  Lots for fabulous ideas from a talented group, you don't want to miss out.

Thanks for visiting! Come back soon. Sherrie
Pin It!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Playful Palette Paper Stack

Have you seen the NEW catalog?  Stampin' Up has rocked it again.  One of my favorites is the new Playful Palette paper stack.  It feature 3 of the 5 new In-Colors for 2016-2018.  They include Emerald Envy, Peekaboo Peach, and Sweet Sugarplum (just love how they name the colors). My friends laugh at me when I speak "Stampin' Up" while shopping for clothes, etc..  How about you?  Do you see Stampin' Up colors where every you go?

Here is a quick and easy card which features the paper stack and the Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set.

If you don't have a demonstrator, I would be happy to send you a catalog.  Just send me an email at
Thanks for visiting! Come back soon. Sherrie

Thanks for visiting! Come back soon. Sherrie
Pin It!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Balloon Celebrations

One of the extra perks I enjoy as a Stampin' Up Demonstrator is membership to several "demo only" groups where ideas and information are shared.  Recently, a demo asked how to use the "circle stamp with lines" in the Balloon Celebration stamp set.  They felt it just did not fit with the rest of the set.  I chuckled as I read their post because I have used this stamp in multiple ways.

In April, I used it to make invitations for my daughter's wedding shower.  Our theme was a Mexican Fiesta.  We served tacos, enchiladas, and tamales with all the fixins'.  The decorations included tissue paper flowers and lots of banners made by the students of a high school Spanish class.  Of course, the evening would not have been complete without a pinata.  The children loved it. Everyone enjoyed a game of the Newlyweds game.

Here is the invitation, I made for the Celebration.  I randomly stamped the circles in Real Red, Bermuda Bay, and Tangerine Tango.  Added the "Eat, Drink and CELEBRATE" sentiment, which is a retired stamp.  Quick and Fun?

Thanks for visiting! Come back soon. Sherrie
Pin It!