Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Birthday Card for a Friend. . . Wetlands. . .

Here is a birthday card I made for a friend who had a birthday last week. 

Gotta love the Wetlands and Woodgrain stamp sets. . . great for quick and easy guy cards!!!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Weekly Sketch Challenge. . .

Here is this weeks sketch me your cards so I can share them on my blog and your works will inspire others! 

Card Sketch: 
       Scrapbooking Sketch: 

Friday, August 26, 2016

Thursday, August 25, 2016


I got a chance on the weekend to play with some Paper Pumpkin Kits.....Here are a few cards that I created using items in the the laser- cut card bases and the corrugated orange paper!!!!!
I was using three kits- May June and July are the stamp sets that came with those kits: 

Here are close up images of the cards: 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


I wanted to share this sketch challenge card submitted by one of my card class gals....Carole.  Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful fall card!!!!

Here was this weeks sketch challenge why don't you give it a try: 

Sunday Sketch Challenges. . . with a flagged banner theme!

Hey Girls!  

It's time for a Sunday Sketch Challenge!  

Here are a couple of sketches I found while surfing the for a square card: 

And one for a scrapbook page:  

Gotta love those flagged banners!!  

I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!   Send me your creations and I will post them on my blog to help inspire others! 

Tuesday, August 23, 2016


Here is a card I made last week....with a bit of a different twist. 

 I took a standard 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" card base and scored and folded it at 4 1/4"/  Then I scored it again at the 2 1/8" mark.  

Next I grabbed my envelope punch board and punched the halfway mark....see how it made the little indented areas for the twine?  Cool huh? 

The leaves were stamped from the Vintage Leaves stamp set and cut out with the coordinating leaflet framelits. 

The Acorn is from the Acorny Thank You set and cut out using the coordinating punch.  

Here is a look at the card folded flat for mailing: 

Monday, August 22, 2016

A Little Foxy....Multi Layer Celebrate!

Man oh man this little fox makes me smile!  Adorable! 

I made this card for a tween birthday card....but it could be used for any occasion and any age.....sure to put a smile on their face! 

Here is a list of products and supplies I used: 

Whisper White Card Stock
Cajun Craze Card Stock
A Little Foxy DSP
Memento Black Ink Pad
Layering Circles Framelits
Black Bakers Twine
Foxy Friends Stamp Set
Cajun Craze Ink Pad
Tombow Liquid Glue
Glue Dots

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Sunday Sketch Challenges. . . with a flagged banner theme!

Hey Girls!  

It's time for a Sunday Sketch Challenge!  

Here are a couple of sketches I found while surfing the for a square card: 

And one for a scrapbook page:  

Gotta love those flagged banners!!  

I can't wait to see what you come up with!!!   Send me your creations and I will post them on my blog to help inspire others! 

Friday, August 19, 2016

Tone on Tone....Wedding Glimmer Card

I made this beautiful tone on tone wedding card....sorry but I could not photograph this card properly to show the beauty of it....take my is GORGEOUS! 

Here is a list of the products and supplies I used: 

Tip Top Taupe Card Stock
Tip Top Taupe Lace Trim
Better Together Stamp Set
Floral Phrases stamp Set
Sahara Sand Ink Pad
Tip Top Taupe Ink Pad
Flourish Thinlets
Wink of Stella
Scotch Tape

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Double Z Fold....Happy Birthday!

I made this sweet Double Z-Fold card following a YouTube tutorial by Kelly Acheson. 

I absolutely LOVE this card and it is so super easy to make....deceiving huh?

Here is a list of the supplies and products I used to make this card: 

Melon Mambo Card Stock
Whisper White Card Stock
Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper
Crumb Cake Card Stock
Melon Mambo Ink Pad
Crumb Cake Ink Pad
Mint Macaron Embossing Folder
Lattice TIEF (retired) 
Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set
Cupcake Cutouts Framelit 
Chocolate Chip Ink Pad
Sponge Dauber
Tombow Adhesive Liquid Glue

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Swirly Bird Product Video

Shel's Stampin News- August 9, 2016

Hello Ladies!  

Here is your weekly news!!  



Holiday Catalog is coming September 1st......attend my August 18 card class to get a sneak peek of some of the new products and an advanced copy of the catalog!!!

Thoughtful Branches- Limited Time 

  • All exclusive items associated with this promotion will be available until August 31 or while supplies last.
  • Customers may use Bonus Days coupons on the stamp set, Thinlits, or bundle.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion. No minimum purchase required.

144328Thoughtful Branches Bundle (ENG)$66.50 CAD
144329Thoughtful Branches Bundle (FR)$66.50 CAD
143539Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (ENG)$33.00 CAD
144264Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Stamp Set (FR)$33.00 CAD
143538Beautiful Branches Thinlits Dies$41.00 CAD


  • Promotion period: August 2–31, 2016
  • Promotion Deadlines:
    • PHONE/FAX/MAIL: August 31, 2016 by 6:50 PM (MT)
    • OEX/ONLINE: August 31, 2016 by 11:50 PM (MT)


Customers can now use their Bonus Days coupon codes on orders they place now through August 31

Special Offers Coming Soon
Savings are coming to you and your customers September 1 through 21 during our Special Offers promotion! This is the first time we’re doing Special Offers.

For the FIRST time ever, FIRST-time subscribers can buy their FIRST month and get their second month FREE!
Offer Dates: August 11–October 10, 2016
Offer Details: When your customers use promo code “BOGO” at, they’ll pay the regular price of $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD and get their second month for FREE! It’s ALWAYS a good time to share Paper Pumpkin, but this amazing deal will give you an extra boost to meet your Paper Pumpkin Rewards Promotion goals before September 10! Make it to a new level and earn even more flex points. You have two months to share this deal with as many people as possible. If they subscribe with the promo code between now and September 10, they will pay full price for the September kit and get the October kit free. If they subscribe between September 11 and October 10, their first kit will be the October kit and they will get the November kit free.

The Fine Print:
  • IMPORTANT: Offer invalid if subscription is suspended or cancelled during the first two months. In other words, subscribers cannot cancel or suspend their subscription during their first two months—if they do, the offer is void. Make sure your customers know that they can’t put their subscription on hold or cancel until after the first two full months.
  • After the first two months, the subscription will continue for $19.95 USD/$26.95 CAD + tax per month (shipping included) unless cancelled or suspended. Ends October 10, 2016.
  • This offer is open to first-time subscribers only.
  • Not valid on prepaid subscriptions.
  • Ends October 10, 2016 (the last day to subscribe and get the October kit).

Monday, August 8, 2016

Card Class Aug 18- reserve your seat now.....special bonus to attendees!

I have just two seats left for my card class on Thursday August 18 @ 6:30 pm...cost is $20 flat fee or FREE with a minimum  $30 catalog order. 

Come out and join the girls for an evening of card making fun!  

BONUS....those who attend this class will get the Holiday Catalog for FREE!!!!  

Can't attend the class?  You can purchase a catalog for just $2.50- email me to reserve your copy.  

 Remember, once you receive a confirmation email that your seat is reserved, you are committing to either the $20 fee or a $30 catalog order, even if you cannot attend the class. 

Friday, August 5, 2016

Our Dear Friends Birthday.....the big joke gift....

Our dear friend David had a birthday recently, and Mike and I  decided to get him a big joke is the story: 

Here is his huge gift:

 With a birthday card on top: 

Here is the card I made him: 

and the hilarious message we wrote inside: 

A note on top of the first small box: 

I somehow did not get a picture of him opening the small was a diaper.. . . 

And here is the note on top of the big huge box: 

And here is a picture of him with his gift: 
 It was sooooooo funny.  Good thing he is a good sport....and to be honest was fun to see the joke on him for once cause he is always ribbing me. 

One last pic.....looks like he is planning his revenge....LOL!