Thursday, May 30, 2013


Countryside stamp set is retiring.  This great card was created by Juli Whitfield.  


Stamp Set:  Countryside
CS:  Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, River Rock, Watercolor Paper
Ink:  Early Espresso, River Rock, Real Red
Accessories:  Distressing Tool, SU Dimensionals, Copper Brad

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The Open Sea

The Open Sea is a wonderful stamp set for Male-themed cards.  This beauty was created by Trish Pardue.  I love everything about this card.  

Stamp Sets:  The Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS:  Midnight Muse, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Ink: Midnight Muse, Marina Mist
Punches:  Word Window punch, Modern Label punch
Accessories:  Big Shot, Stripes Embossing Folder, Circles #2 Bigz Die, Gold Brads, 
       Mini Silver Brads, SU Dimensionals, White Gel Pen

Happy Stamping!  Judy   :)

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

By the Tide

Chris Pereira created this next wonderful card.  It seems so 4th of July to me.  :)

Stamp Set:  By the Tide
CS:  Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Midnight Muse, Crumb Cake
Punches:  1/2" Circle punch, 11/4" Circle punch, 1 3/8" Circle punch
Ribbon:  Midnight Muse 1/2" Stitched Satin ribbon 
Accessories:  Distressing Tool, Designer Builder Brad, SU Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!   Judy  :)

Monday, May 27, 2013

All Dolled-Up Birthday Card Kit

Have you seen our latest kit through Stampin' Up! yet? It is called "All Dolled-Up" and everything is included to create six lovely birthday cards:

Dolled-Up Birthday Kit
Item #133913
Preferred Price: $15.95

Kit includes:
* Dolled Up Birthday Photopolymer Stamp (1)
* 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Crumb Cake Cardstock (6 pieces)
* 2" x 4-1/4" Very Vanilla Cardstock (6 pieces)
* Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes (6)
* Tea Lace Paper Doilies (6)
* Dress Up die-cuts (6)
* Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Spot (1)
* Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim (6 pieces)
* Sponge Dauber (1)

*Adhesive not included

To assemble one card, follow these simple instructions:
1. Place the stamp rubber side up and ink with the Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Spot.
2. Stamp “Happy Birthday” at the bottom of the card front.
3. Ink the Sponge Dauber with Soft Suede ink and gently antique the doily and the edges of the dress form.
4. Adhere the pieces to the card front in this order: 1. Doily 2. Very Vanilla Cardstock 3. Dress form 4. Flower 

You can order it from my online store at .  I"m getting one.  :)

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Remember our Military on Memorial Day

Thank you for your service, and for keeping us safe. I'm so proud that my husband, Joe DiScipio, and brother, Bob Maurer, are inactive Marines.    My brothers, Rich Maurer, and Marty Maurer were in the Army. My Dad, Richard Maurer, was in the Army Air Corp during WW2 and my Mom was in the Navy. To all service members, Thank You! You should be very proud you served your country!!!

With gratitude, we remember. God Bless the families of our fallen heroes - we cannot possibly thank you enough!

Have a great day!   Judy  :)

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Lovely As a Tree

This Lovely As a Tree card was created by Tavia Siler.  I love the ruffled ribbon.

Stamp Set:  Lovely As a Tree, Woodgrain, Teeny Tiny Wishes
CS:  Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
DSP:  ??
Ink:  Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip
Markers:  Lucky Limeade, Chocolate Chip
Punches:  Word Window punch, Modern Label punch
Ribbon:  Lucky Limeade 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon
Baker's Twine:  Lucky Limeade

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Friday, May 24, 2013

Zoo Review

This cute card was created by Launa Cable-Hick.  It would be great for a little boy's birthday.  :)

Stamp Set:  Zoo Review, Word Play
CS:   Basic Black, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Ink:  Basic Black Classic Pad
Punch:  Corner Rounder punch
Accessories:  Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Big Shot, Textured Frame Embossing Folder, 
       Non SU Distressed Lines Embossing Folder, SU Dimensionals, Dazzling Details

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Graduation and Up Up & Away

This simple but elegant graduation card was created by Patricia Parker.  

Stamp Set:  Curly Cute
CS:  Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink:  Basic Black Classic Pad
Ribbon:  Basic Black 1/8" Grosgrain ribbon
Accessories:  Big Shot,  Stripes Embossing Folder, Black Brads, Glue Dots

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This fun card was created by Sheryl Luttringer.

Stamp Set:  Up Up & Away
CS:  Whisper White, Marina Mist, Real Red
DSP:  Everyday Enchantment
Ink:  Real Red, Marina Mist, Lucky Limeade, Basic Black
Accessories:  Big Shot, Top Note Bigz Die, Circles #2 Die, Cloudy Day Embossing Folder, 
        Stamp-a-ma-jig, Old Olive Brad, SU Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Clockworks & The Open Sea

Here is a nice male-themed card just in time for Father's Day.  This card was created by Jayne Fuller.  

Stamp Set:  Clockworks, Delightful Dozen
CS:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
DSP:  Designer Prints - Brights Collection
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Riding Hood Red, Basic Black
Punch:  1 1/4" Circle punch

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Thank heavens The Open Sea made it into the new catalog.  This card was created by Lisa Gray.

Stamp Set:  The Open Sea, Curly Cute
CS:  Chocolate Chip, Island Indigo, Pool Party, Whisper White
Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Pool Party, Island Indigo
Punch:  1 1/4" Square punch
Accessories:  Gold Mini Brads

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Graduation Is In The Air!

My granddaughter, Whitney, graduated today from Johnson & Wales Culinary College in Denver.  We are so proud of you Whitney! 

Whitney has always been creative.  When she makes cards, she will have it designed in her head before she starts.  I can't do that.  You should see some of the desserts she comes up with.  YUMMY...and beautiful!

On a graduation theme, this is a card created by Sharon Madsen this month.  It uses the cute owl punch and I love the purple color.  Nice card!  :)

Stamps:  En FrancaisCuddles & Kisses [ congratulations stamp ]
CS:  Basic Black, Brushed Silver, Concord Crush, Whisper White             
Ink:  Basic Black & Smoky Slate Classic Pads
Punch:  Owl Builder punch
Ribbon:  Concord Crush 1/4" Grosgrain, Silver Cord
Accessories:  Big Shot, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder [brand new], Sponge, White Gel Pen

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Tea Shoppe X 2

The Tea Shoppe stamp set is retiring...boohoohoo.  This card was created by Launa Cable-Hick for our May Stamp-a-Stack,  It's very feminine and soft and has a tea bag tucked inside the cup.

Stamps:  Tea Shoppe
CS:  River Rock, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
DSP: ?
Ink:  Bashful Blue, River Rock
Punches:  Modern Label, Scalloped Oval, Corner Rounder, Eyelet Border
Ribbon:  1/2" Very Vanilla Seam Binding 
Accessories:  Paper Doily, Crimper, Paper Snips, SU Dimensionals, Tea Bag

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This Tea Shoppe card is Rochelle Hart's creation.  It is hard to see the detail, but she spritzed the Whisper White card stock with the White Frost Shimmer Paint before she stamped the image.  It is very shimmery indeed.

Stamps:  Tea Shoppe, Floral Background [ long since retired ]
CS:  Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
 Ink:  Whisper White Craft Pad
 Markers: Bravo Burgundy, Pretty in Pink, Pink Pirouette, Certainly Celery
 Punches:  1 ¼” Circle punch, ½” Circle punch, Modern Label punch
Ribbon:  Pink Satin [non-SU]
Accessories:  Frost White Shimmer Paint, Spritzer, Big Shot, Floral Frames Framelits die,  
          Heat Tool, White Embossing Powder, Pearls Basic Jewels, SU Dimensionals,
          Paper Snips

Happy Stamping!   Judy   :)

Friday, May 17, 2013

Button Buddies & Nature Walk

My how time flies!  I have a couple of cards to show you from our May Stamp-a-Stack.  This first one is just too cute!  Lisa Gray taught this wonderful card.  It would be a great belated birthday card.  I smile every time I look at it.  This stamp set is retiring at the end of the month.

Stamps:  Button Buddies, Bring on the Cake
CS:   Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie & Whisper White
Ink:  Old Olive Classic Pad
Punches:  Scallop Trim Border punch, Large Oval punch
Accessories:  Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits die, Chevron Embossing Folder, 
       Brights Designer Buttons

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This card was taught by Tami Wasson.  I love how she masked off a strip and sponged it.  Everyone was enjoying making this card.  It has sponging around the four edges inside, as well.  Nice job Tami!  Nature Walk stamp set is retiring at the end of the month.  Hate to see it go.  :)

Stamps:  Nature Walk, French Foliage
CS:  Very Vanilla, Bashful Blue
Ink:  Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Baked Brown Sugar, Soft Suede, Espresso
Markers:  So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Pear Pizzazz
Accessories:  Sponges, SU Dimensionals

Happy Stamping!   Judy  :)