Scrappy Saturdays Week #1

By | August 19, 2017

Scrappy Saturday

Well hello everyone!  Hope you are all enjoying the month of August!  I have been having a fantastic summer. One of the cool things I did this summer, was to take an inventory on my life. Dah dah dah- how dramatic, I know!  But honestly, I took a hard look at what makes me happy and what doesn’t and eliminated a lot of things that I like to call a “time suck”. Now, I won’t get into what made me go down such an intense journey this summer, but I will tell you that I feel like there’s huge weight  lifted off my shoulders. It wasn’t anything drastic that I eliminated, but a lot of clutter around the house in catching up with old friends that we haven’t seen in the long time and going back to basics – which includes my Stampin’ Up! business.

 So, why do you care, right? That’s a great question my friend. Because it’s affecting my Stampin’ Up! business as well. You see, 13 years ago my cousin introduced me to scrapbooking and I fell head over heels in love.  I did it ALL. THE. TIME.  And then my friend Melissa introduced me to Stampin’ Up! and I saw so many more possibilities with my scrapbooking supplies than just the basics. I love to look at my scrapbooks, and show my family my pages when they’re done and they really love looking at the pages as well. In fact, my boys tell me that I’m way behind and need to get caught up on their books. Ha ha. Working on it dudes!

So, this brings us to today. I have made it one of my priorities to get at least one page done every month. This is going to help me work on my pages which is something I love, and hopefully help you because I’m going to be sharing those pages here on the blog and my social media outlets. I’m calling it “Scrappy Saturdays“.  I look forward to sharing this with all of you guys and hearing your ideas or input or suggestions on what you’d like to see or share what you’re up to.

So let’s start with today’s scrapbook page. This is a Week 1. I just grabbed a pack of recent pictures that I had printed and found the last pictures I have of my kids with my grandmother. I wouldn’t normally take a picture of someone in the hospital, but my grandmother was so lucid that day and so funny and just reminded me of what she was like when I was a kid growing up, that I had to snap some pictures while we were in the room with her. So I want to capture that, because it really is important to capture the smaller events in your life too.   I took pictures and now I’ve got them on this page for you. Let’s take a look at what I did.

Scrappy Saturdays

All the products used are from Stampin Up.  I just recently got the Large Letters Framelits and I seriously love them… They are the perfect size for scrapbooking!  Take a look at what I used.
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Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed this new series “Scrappy Saturdays” and will come by again soon!  Remember… Think It!  Ink it!  Happy Stamping- Angela 😉

Beginner Tools & Supplies for Cardmakers

By | August 8, 2017

Beginner Tools & Supplies for Cardmakers

Beginner Tools & Supplies for cardmakers

Hi everybody. Today I want to talk about beginner tools & supplies for cardmakers.  Kate wrote me and told me ” I am just getting started, so my biggest concern is gathering the right tools and supplies”.  Well I thought more of you might be interested in hearing my answer, so I’m going to share that with all of you today.

1.Stampin’ Trimmer
126889s this is an absolute must-have. I will admit that I have many cutting tools for cardstock, but this is the absolute best and here’s why. It is extra-wide at 6 1/4″. This gives you an extra 1 1/4″ on the right-hand side making it easy for cutting smaller projects. An extendable ruler on the left side which brings your cutting area out to a whopping 14 1/2″ which is great if you’re scrapbooker and always using 12 x 12″ card stock. It also has a scoring blade in addition to storage underneath for your extra blades. And let’s face it, you can’t make a card without cutting paper right? So don’t waste your time or money buying a yucky one – this is the one you want.
2.Bone Folder
102300s while this doesn’t look like much, let me tell you this baby is a real winner. This helps you to score crisp folds on your card stock. Must have.
3.Paper Snips Scissors
103579s whether you’re cutting card stock or ribbon, opening a new box of goodies, you’re going to need a good pair of scissors. What makes these great? Their small, their sharp, and have a pointy tip which makes it easy for cutting around embellishments.
4.2″ Circle Punch
133782s punches are great way to add some dimension to your cards and circles are my favorite. Can’t tell you why, they’re just more appealing to my eyes over squares or flowers. I happen to think the 2″ Circle Punch is the perfect size for most projects.
5.Big Shot
143263s this bad boy is the mother of all tools. I find it very hard to make a card without using this handy machine. Now it’s on the higher end of the tools but well worth the investment. Plus, if you buy from me – it comes with a three-year warranty as opposed to a big-box store which only has one year and will only send you replacement parts. My Big Shot broke at three years and one month. Just what? Stampin’ Up! sent me a new one no questions asked. How’s that for service? Oh yeah baby. So what is this bad boy do? This machine is designed to not only cut shapes from your die cuts but also to easily dry emboss your card stock. So when you see card stock that has raised images like flowers are polkadots or trees, that was created on this machine. A lot of times when you see treat box, jars or ice cream scoops cut out of paper, they were all created on the Big Shot.
6.Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Card Stock
100730s all papers are the same, right Ang? Oh no my friend. Card stock is vastly different. You want to look for heavyweight card stock when making cards or scrapbooking. 80 – 100 pounds is a great weight for paper. Any less than that and you are looking at a card that will flop over when it gets put up on the mantle or the countertop for everyone to see.
7.Fast Fuse Adhesive
129026s this one is tricky. Everyone has their favorites and there is a different adhesive for different projects. For example, Fast Fuse adhesive is a super strength adhesive that bonds instantly and neatly- making it perfect for heavier layers or small 3-D items. Snail adhesive is a great double-sided tape and really easy to apply and refill. Multipurpose liquid glue is a crafter’s dream- it adhere’s to glitter and other embellishments including cardstock. It has a narrow tip, a strong bond in dries clear. Then there are the Mini Glue dots in the Tear n’ Tape adhesive. Mini glue dots are kind of like if you used a glue gun and had a little bit of glue to use to adhere something heavy. Tear n’ Tape is also a strong adhesive it but it has a paper backing that you need to peel off. It’s also perfect for boxes and 3D items.
8.Rhinestone Basic Jewels
144220s anything that adds a little bit of interest to your card is the icing on the cake. There are rhinestone jewels, ribbon, paperclips, sequins, etc. whatever catches your eye!
9.Basic Black Archival Stampin’ Pad
140931s this is my favorite ink!!! This is a permanent ink that has a rich deep black color. It works well with rubber stamps or photopolymer.
10.Uninked Stampin’ Spots
141822s when you are just starting out, you want to have as many colors as possible without spending a fortune, am I right? Plus you want all the colors right away! No patience! ha ha ha. The way to do it on a budget is to grab The Stampin ink refills. They are only $3.75 each. Typically you use these to refill your ink pads. BUT…you can use these with the little Uninked Stampin’ Spots, which come 5 to a pack for only $9. PLUS, they also travel really well for those weekend craft retreats.

I hope you enjoyed this list of beginner tools and supplies for cardmakers. If you have any suggestions, comments or questions, please add them to the bottom of this post! I would absolutely LOVE to hear from you!! And you may even see your name published here one day!
Happy Stamping,

Petal Garden Card Class

By | August 1, 2017

Petal Garden Card Class

Lovely Inside and Out is a gorgeous stamp set every stamper should have in their supply cabinet and this paper, Petal Garden, makes the PERFECT coordinating cards.

This bundle of stamps, framelits and paper makes gorgeous cards for all your occasions! I’ve designed 3 cards, each featuring a sentiment from the set. In addition, this paper is absolutely breathtaking, so I am going to send you home with half of a stack so you can keep creating when you get home!

All of your supplies are included except for adhesive.

Petal Garden
Live Class

and Kit To Go

Deadline to Register – August 17th


In this class, you will make 6 cards, 3 of each design and receive half a pack of the new Petal Garden Designer Series Paper!

20 sheets!

Make a catalog purchase on class day and get a $5 rebate!

Bring a friend that’s new to me and take home something out of my basket of goodies.

This class will also include a pdf tutorials with step by step directions for each project and color pictures so you can re-create it!

Can’t make it- grab the Kit-To-Go!  


Crab Card

By | July 27, 2017

Crab Card

Hey guys. I hope you are all enjoying summer. Today I wanted to share this super fun project with you. It’s a crab card. So stinking cute. You could give this to someone during the warmer months, or someone that lives by the ocean or even to a “crabby” person. Be sure to scroll below for the supplies and video.

So all of the supplies are listed below to make this card.  There is no stamping, only cutting and assembling.  And trust me, it’s not as difficult as you may think.  The only “tricky” part to this crab card is cutting the oval for the body and making sure to leave enough space so that they fold open.  Let me show you what I mean.

crab card

First, you need to cut a normal piece of cardstock in half.  5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.  

crab card

Next, Put the large oval framelit at the top.  Now, before you run it through the big shot, you want to MAKE SURE that you’ve left a little bit of space at the top of the oval where there is no paper.  This is going to keep the card connected so you can open and close it without any adhesive

Next, we need to cut out all the pieces.

The Claws are made with the smaller oval framelits and then I used scissors to cut a triangle in each one.

Crab Card

Crab Card

Next, we made the legs.  To do this, I first cut out the 2 1/2″ ovals. Then, I went back over them with the framelit and turned it sideways before cutting on the Big Shot.  This is how I got that claw shape.

Crab Card

I forgot to take a picture of the mouth in black.  I just cut out an oval first and then held the framelit over it again to make it smaller and have the pointy top and bottom.

The Eyes were made with the 1″ and 1/2″ Circle punch.  The strip of black to hold the claws down is 1/4″ x 1″.  

Check out this video to see how it all came together!

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Thanks so much for checking me out today.  I hope you re-create this Crab Card for yourself or someone you love!  Remember to Think It, Ink It!- Angela

Shirt & Tie Card

By | June 15, 2017

Shirt & Tie Card

It’s that time of year where Dad’s Grandpa’s, Brothers, Uncle’s and the like are celebrating a day that’s all about them- Fathers Day!  And who couldn’t use a masculine card idea, am I right? So I’ve made this adorable Shirt & Tie Card for you today. Girls are SOOOO much easier to create and buy for.  I am always looking for new ideas for my husband for Fathers Day or Birthdays.  Guys are hard.  What about you?  Do you have any ideas you could share with me on gifts or cards that are masculine?

Shirt & Tie Card

Below, you can watch the video on how to create this Shirt & Tie card.  The dimensions for the card itself are 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″.

Slide the card over to the 1″ mark on your Stampin Trimmer and the proceed to cut 1″ off the back of the card. (on the top)

Next, take your card front and line it up at the 1″ line again on the trimmer.  Cut over to 1 1/2″ on each side.  But don’t cut off!  This is so that you can fold your collar over.

The tie was 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″.  The video will show you how to fold it.  Enjoy!


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Designer Buttons - Brights Collection

Designer Buttons – Brights Collection

Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed this Shirt & Tie card and will come by again soon!  Remember… Think It!  Ink it!  Happy Stamping- Angela 😉

Delightful Daisy DSP

By | June 5, 2017

Delightful Daisy DSP

 Well, who woulda thought? The Daisy Delight Bundle has been a top seller already!  The catalog just came out, but the stamp set, paper and matching punch are super popular!  I don’t have the stamp set or the punch (YET), but check out this paper.  I just LOVE the navy and yellow together.  It’s such rich colors that just pop off the paper- dontcha think?  And the Butterfly’s go perfectly- I mean, it’s a summer looking card with summer insects right?  Wait- is a butterfly an insect?  It is, right?

Delightful Daisy DSP
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Black Stampin' Emboss Powder

Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder

I’m just loving this color combo!  I’m not much of a pastel type person- so these colors SPEAK to me.  If you are a pastel person though- not too worry, there’s some of that paper in this gorgeous pack too.  Check it out…Delightful Daisy DSP

Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed this Delightful Daisy DSP card and will come by again soon!  Remember… Think It!  Ink it!  Happy Stamping- Angela 😉

2017-18 Annual Catalog Paper Share

By | June 1, 2017
I am now offering 2 paper share’s for the 2017-18 Annual Catalog.  Check out the pictures below.
Paper Share 201718
Each Paper Share is $25 plus $7 shipping. 
If you would like to grab a share, please email me the following:


Shipping Address


Which paper share you would like or both

Email address to send the Pay Pal invoice (Invoices will go out June 18th)

These work when I have groups of 4 people.  I am going to order the products on June 20th. I should get them in approximately a week.  Then I need a week to cut, sort and ship. I will ship them to you in the mail July 3rd (or sooner if I can get my boys to help!)  Once I receive 4 people for a group, I will invoice you for your share.  You have 24 hours to pay your invoice or you will lose your spot.
Your invoice must be paid in order for me to order product on the 20th.

Email me to reserve your share

Birthday Bright

By | May 20, 2017

Birthday Bright

Hey folks. This past week on Thursday Theater, we covered one of the retiring stamp sets, “Birthday Bright“. It is available until the end of the month as of the date of this post!

Birthday Bright

So if you haven’t heard yet- at the end of the month, Stampin” Up! is coming out with a brand new catalog and that means a whole schlew (official term) of all new products.  In fact, if you aren’t already one of my customers, you can grab yourself a new catalog by clicking here.

In the meantime, every Thursday on our LIVE broadcast, I am showing you guys how to use some of the retiring products in case you’d like to grab them before they’re gone.  Adios!  PLUS- it’s on sale for only $17.95 right now so grab it quick!

Birthday Bright

Here they are:

Birthday Bright

Below is the matching envelope for this card.

Birthday Bright


Birthday Bright

Birthday Bright


Birthday Bright

Cool Treats

By | May 9, 2017

Cool Treats

The new Live May class features the stamp set Cool Treats!

Cool TreatsThe stamp set Cool Treats makes perfect cards for all your summer occasions! I’ve designed 2 cards, each featuring a different ice cream treat from the set for all occasions.  I’ve also designed the cutest CUPCAKE HOLDER you ever did see.  Wait until you see how it opens!

This class will show you how to use your supplies to kick the cards up a notch and give that ice cream a realistic look. You will also get a taste of the new 2017-2019 Annual Catalog which comes out June 1st! 

In this class, you will leave with 4 cards, a cupcake holder and as a bonus, you will also get a Wink of Stella pen and roll of White Bakers Twine!

All of your supplies are included except for adhesive. The first 5 people to sign up get $5 off.

The online class with videos will be up shortly, so make sure you are a subscriber on my newsletter to get updated information!

Eventbrite - May 2017 Class

Stampin’ Up! 2017-18 Annual Catalog

By | April 27, 2017

Stampin’ Up! 2017-18 Catalog

If you are a preferred customer, you are grabbing yourself a FREE Stampin’ Up! Catalog!

Please read the important fine print below:

If you ordered a minimum of $40 in catalog product from my Stampin’ Up! store  between June 2016 and May 2017 you are eligible to receive a FREE Stampin’ Up! catalog from me.

Please fill out the form below to request your free copy.  

The annual catalog will only be sent if you request one.

If you are not a current customer and would like to order a FREE Catalog by paying for the Priority Mail Shipping, please use the add to cart button below and fill out your information below.








The new catalog goes live June 1st, 2017

You can expect your new catalog to arrive sometime around after May 25th.

Please note:  You are a preferred customer when you’ve ordered a minimum of $40 in Stampin’ Up! product from me in the last year.

If you are not a preferred customer and would like a FREE catalog, all that I ask is that you pay the Priority Mail Shipping Fee.

Please email me if you have any questions.

Ice Cream Card Design

By | April 23, 2017

Ice Cream Card Design

 Hello there. With the warmer temperatures brings new and exciting card designs. I got you covered for the summer. Take a look at this ice cream card design. Looks good enough to eat doesn’t it? I don’t know about you but ice cream is my weakness and I have a really hard time resisting it when it’s put in front of me. But don’t worry, I’m not going to eat this card. Unless it’s a week I’m doing the Dr. Oz detox and then all bets are off.

Ice Cream Card Design

 You can picture the taste of these can’t you? I mean the peach colored popsicle is definitely an orange creamsicle right? The green ice cream is totally mint chocolate chip with that chocolate dipped stuff on top.  And the other one is definitely a raspberry sorbet of some sorts. Yummy. Oh nuts, now I’m hungry.

In this card I used some of the In-Color Designer Series Paper, Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Cool Treats stamp set.. Now this stamp set does come with the coordinating die, but I didn’t use them in this card. You can see all the supplies I used below. It’s all about the layers. Bring on SUMMER!
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Thanks again for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed this Ice Cream Card Design and will come by again soon!  Remember… Think It!  Ink it!  Happy Stamping- Angela 😉

Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card

By | April 21, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card

What’s up everybody?  Who is a Paper Pumpkin Subscriber?  Who got the February kit and wants to make more cards using the same stamps?  Well, today is your lucky day!  I’ve got an Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card for you!

paper pumpkin alternate card

This is the same stamps set and ink – just a different card.  What do you think?

So obviously, we used some different cardstock and tools to make this card, but we used the same stamp and ink pad.  I think it came out super cute and could be used for anybody- but because of the colors, it’s perfect for the guy in your life!  

The “CELEBRATE” was just stamped repeatedly down the left hand side of the card and then the words “Happy Birthday” were cut out with scissors.  It didn’t need to be cut out but it adds some texture to the card. 

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If you’ve ever wondered what “Paper Pumpkin” is or thought about subscribing, you’ll want to click on the picture below.  Of course- ask me any questions you have!  It’s a great deal!

Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card

Thanks for checking out this Paper Pumpkin Alternate Card.  Share with your friends and don’t forget to “PIN” it!

Swirly Scribbles

By | April 18, 2017

Swirly Scribbles

Hey party people!  ha ha ha… I’ve got lots o’coffee going on today!  Woohoo… Anyhow, this adorable card was made in one of my library classes last month.  It’s a cute little thank you using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlit Dies.

Swirly Scribbles

It actually came together pretty fast.  I embossed the paper first  in the Big Shot machine using the brick embossing folder. By the way, you’ll want to use the extra thick white card stock because this is a one layer card and you don’t want it to be flimsy.

Next, I stamped the three different colors as a background. You see how it didn’t stamp in-between the bricks? I should have stamped it first probably. Maybe that was another day I had too much coffee?

Then we use the Big Shot machine again to cut out the swirly thingamajig’s. That’s a technical term by the way. You’ll want to glue those down using either liquid glue, fine tip glue, or glue dots and roll up the glue dots so that they are really little. If you do use the multipurpose glue (which is my favorite by the way),  make sure you use hardly any at all so that big clumps of glue don’t come squeezing out the sides.

Then we stamped the sentiment in Flirty Flamingo. Use your scissors to cut up the individual words., Looks like a typewriter, doesn’t it? Reminds me of a ransom note, ha ha.  The list below is all the supplies I used with this project.  You can click on the images to see them closer or purchase!

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Big Shot


I hope you enjoyed this project using the Swirly Bird die cuts.  I just think they’re adorable!  Do me a favor?  Leave me a comment below and tell me what you think?


What is A Stamp Club?

By | April 16, 2017

What is a Stamp Club?

Stamp ClubThe only thing better than joining my team as a Stampin Up Demonstrator, is joining my stamp clubs!  

When you purchase a minimum amount of product each month, you’ll receive ALL these benefits below!  

It’s a great way to build your supplies gradually so you don’t break the bank and it doesn’t matter if you live near me or on the other side of the country!

From beginners to advanced crafters- there’s something for everyone!

What are the BENEFITS of joining my stamp club?

  • FREE catalogs (annual and occasions)
  • Access to the monthly class tutorials as well as a BONUS technique video as long as you’re a member of the club. (To see the classes, click here)
  • FREE PRODUCT on your hostess month – worth $18
  • Earn Angela’s stamp rewards at the same time

Want to learn more?  Click here to see all the details!

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