Saturday, October 31, 2020


Today's featured product was the Christmastime Is Here designer series paper!  This gorgeous dsp does most of the work for us!  

My video shows you how to make three cards....a simple, a stepped up, and a fab gift card holder!

Here is the suppy lists: 

And here are the cards: 

And here is the link to the Facebook Live video replay: 

Thursday, October 29, 2020

October 29, 2020....Last Night's Facebook Live Cards...#simplestamping #inthepines #snowwonder


Last night I did a Facebook Live video with the #simplestamping theme.  (check out the replay on Facebook) 

About an hour prior to the live, I put out this supply list for anyone who wanted to stamp with me. 

Here is the first card featuring In The Pines stamp set with the greeting from Itty Bitty Christmas:  

Sometimes I truly believe, simple is better.  I LOVE how this card turned simple and easy.  

Next up, was the Snow Wonder Bundle....and I chose to let the Balmy Blue Glimmer paper do all the hard work for me.....this stuff is GORGEOUS.  Here is the card:  

We had a lot of fun last night.  

My next Facebook Live is on Saturday, October 31st at 11 am central time.  

We will be making: 

  • a simple card for the beginner crafter
  • a stepped-up card for the casual crafter
  • a detailed card for the avid crafter
Something for everyone.....hope you can join us!

Friday, October 23, 2020

Saturday, October 24, 2020 Curvy Celebrations Bundle.....PRE-ORDER yours today!! Don't Miss Out on this great deal and a FREE online class too...

 Stampin' Up! has announced an upcoming promotion starting November 3rd... the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle!  

I received this  variety bundle last week and it is A-M-A-Z-I-N-G and so versatile!  

You can pre-order yours today.....simply contact me and let me know you want me to order this for you on November 3rd (this is the first day it is available) 

Pre-ordering this fabulous bundle also gets you the November Techniques Online Card Class for FREE!  This class includes:

  •  3 card kits, 
  • printable step by step instructions with color photos, 
  • and three online YouTube video tutorials you can watch at your leisure. 

Here are the products included in the Quite Curvy Variety Bundle: 

Item #158396  $96.00  includes:  

1.  Quite Curvy Stamp Set and Coordinating Curvy Dies:

2.  Curvy Christmas Stamp Set

3.  Classic Christmas 6 x 6 double-sided Designer Series Paper


Friday. October 23, 2020... Stamp With Shel....October Paper Pumpkin Alternative...

So....another night of little sleep....after listing to the bear growl (hubby snore) until I could not stand it any longer, I drug myself out of bed and went into my craft room.   

I did a bit of 3 am cleaning and tidying and then I spied this delicious red box of goodies and thought....I will make an alternative card!

It took a bit to get the creative mojo working....but this is what I came up with and I was pleased with the result.  

Here is how I did it.  

Night of Navy card base 4 1/4 x 8 1/2 scored at 4 1/4 

I cut open an envelope (gasp) to get at the gorgeous Cherry Cobbler printed insides and cut 4 - 2x2 squares which I glued to the front of the card using Tombow. 

2 1/2 x 2 1/2 Whisper White and stamped the wreath image in Mossy Meadow.  Next, I colored the leaves with a Granny Apple Green Stampin Write marker. Finally, I stamped a bunch of the berries around the wreath with Cherry Cobbler ink. 

Night of Navy mat layer 2 5/8 x 2 5/8 to mat the wreath which I attached to the center of the card front with dimensionals. 

Next, I attached a tiny bow to the wreath using the Cherry Cobbler bakers twine that comes in the kit. 

I stamped the greeting with Night of Navy on a scrap of the white envelope and simply cut out the words I wanted with my paper snips.  I attached this to the center with mini dimensionals. 

I grabbed some of the foreign languages, die-cut foil words and snipped them apart to form the word "Friend"  and then glued the word together with Tombow and then attached this to the front of the card.  

For embellishments, I grabbed my mini hole punch and punches the edges of the foil piece the words were in and then attached the little dots to the card front. 


Thursday, October 22, 2020

Thursday, October 22, 2020....Beautiful Autumn....

 For the past couple of days, I did a survey via email and Facebook; and asked people what products they would like to see featured in my Wednesday night Facebook Live card video. 

I had 74 people ask for the Beautiful Autumn stamp was my featured product last night. 

We made two cards last night....a simple card and a bridge fold card.  

Here are  the cards: 

This first simple card is a CASE direct from page 44 of the catalog.  During the live I encouraged everyone to look at their catalog as an idea book....pick a card you like something about.....and then make it your own! 

And this is our stepped up bridge fold.  Not exactly what I wanted to do but not having any Very Vanilla card stock kyboshed my plan.  

Check out the close up of these leaves: 

And here is a close up of the soft as butter, lovely textured ribbon: 

And finally my fussy cut from the dsp: 

If you missed the live you can catch the replay on Facebook.  

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Wednesday, October 21,2020......Update and Reminder....

Four quick  things: 

1. Facebook Live tonight, Wednesday, Oct 21 at 7 pm central time.....after the survey the largest number of votes....a whopping 74 votes for the featured product to be........drumroll......Beautiful Autumn......see you tonight at 7 on Facebook! 

2.   October Classes- check out the New All-Inclusive "To Go" Kit Classes- click image to enlarge

3.  Curvy Celebrations....coming November 1st: 

4.  Designer Series Paper Sale- ends Oct 30th:   

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Tuesday, October20, 2020....Life Is Beautiful...4 cards...the seasons of our life....Facebook Live replay

 On Saturday I did a Facebook live video featuring the Life Is Beautiful stamp set.  

This set features tree images and greetings that are fantastic for a bunch of occasions.  And if you pair it with an all-occasion greeting stamp the possibilities are endless!  

Here is the video link with four card ideas:

And here are my cards: 

Monday, October 19, 2020

Monday, October 19, 2020.....Shel's Mystery Case #1- All card are gonna LOVE these !

  Back on October 7th I posted this fun new challenge:


Here is how Shel's Mystery CASE works: 

On Friday....I will share Mystery Clues for the following week's challenge.  It will include basic directions for what you will need to have on hand to make an easy CASE of the project that I intend to share. 

Over The can start thinking about what items you are going to use- cardstocks, DSP, stamps inks, and embellishments.  Put all these items together in a small basket ready for Monday. 

On Monday....I share a blog post with the project that follows the Mystery Clues given on Friday.  I share the clues again, along with my project.  Many times an accompanying video.  

During the Week....Now it is your turn to craft...You create with your materials following the Mystery Clues or by CASE-ing my card from Monday!  

C.A.S.E - Copy and Selectively Edit

You can think of the clues as a starting point in your creative process and make the card your own!  There are no hard-set rules here....this is for fun!  It is your card....make it your way!  

Email me a photo of your completed card, by doing so you are giving me permission to share your card on my blog to inspire others.  I will add your name as the creator of the project. 

On Friday....I will share all the cards from the week!  

Then on Friday Oct 9th I posted these clues: 

Then last Monday Oct 12th,  I shared my cards and video: 

Hey stampers!

Today is the video and reveal of my cards for Shel’s Mystery CASE #1

Here are my cards and the video: 

And here is the link to the video:

I cannot wait to see your cards!  Email them to me before Friday!

And now today I get to share with you the fabulous entries I received!!!   Here you go: 

Layout one from Barb Nemeth: 

Layout One from Carole Anderson:

Layout Two from Barb Nemeth:

Layout Two from Carole Anderson:

Layout Three from Carole Anderson:

Layout Three from Barb Nemeth: 

Ladies thank you so much for participating in this challenge.  Your cards are fabulous and I know your creativity is going to inspire others!  

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Sunday, October 18, 2020......Paper Pumpkin Joy To The World.....2 cards +1 alternative from Friday FaceBook Live....

Hey Hey Stampers!  

I received my FABULOUS Paper Pumpkin kit on Friday and did a FaceBook live video on Friday night where I made two of the cards as per kit instructions and one alternative idea of mine. 

You can check out the video replay on my Facebook page.  

Here are my cards:  

kit design one:

kit design two:

my alternative idea:

These Paper Pumpkin kits are all-inclusive and come with everything you need to complete the kit- ink and adhesives too! 
You can purchase 1-month, 3-months, 6-months, or 12-month subscriptions.  Contact me if you want in on next month's kit: 


So, what’s in store for this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit? November’s cute, gingerbread-themed kit contains enough supplies to create one-of-a-kind Christmas crafts! Whether it’s a gift card carrier, traditional card, or tasty-looking tag, this sweet and seasonal kit is the key to heartfelt holiday gifting. With curly cutouts, sugary stickers, and delicious die-cut designs in a special-edition box, a jolly holiday will be on its way with this kit!

jolly gingerbread by paper pumpkin
  • Kit contains enough supplies to create 15 gift card carriers and coordinating envelopes.
  • Kit contents can also be used to design traditional holiday cards, gift tags, and other paper projects.
  • Contents arrive in a collectible, special-edition box.
  • Project size: 2-1/4″ x 4″Envelope size: 2-3/4″ x 4-3/8″
  • Coordinating colors: Cinnamon Cider, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral, Mint Macaron, Shaded Spruce, Blushing Bride, and Whisper White