Friday, December 28, 2012

Merry Christmas

I received this photo Christmas card from a friend & so wanted to scrapbook it. I love the colors - Basic Grey (R), Cherry Cobbler & Whisper White. While searching for a DSP, I found these borders from a SSK - I Wish. The little circles reminded me of snowballs but I didn't have enough. I had another border so with a circle punch I punched a few more out. Embellishments on the snowflakes, added the title and journalling.

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Spring Catalog Is Almost Here!

Coordinating products = saving time.

Our newest catalog has 9 blissful couples (bundles). Bundles mean instant coordination and a %15 savings. We have 5 new kits - all the coordinated elements you need to make a complete project!

Of the 182 items available in the Spring catalog, 56 are less than $10.00.

Please contact me if you would like a free catalog.

Always happy to help you with products & projects.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Craft Fair #3 - Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! Is this little guy not the cutest? I love finding new uses for supplies/tools I already have!

I used the Big Shot & Petite Pocket Die to cut the Pumpkin Pie card stock. The DSP is Ghostly Greetings (R) - I am finally able to let it go. Egads. I took the 2-1/2 Circle Punch to punch out the moon with Daffodil Delight card stock. The bat was made using punches Owl Builder, 1/2" Circle, & Extra-Large Oval. Happy Halloween is from Teeny Tiny Wishes & cut with the Big Shot, Bitty Banners Framelits. I also used the uni-ball Signo Gel Pen. Great for highlighting, faux stitching & writing on dark colored card stock.

Thanks so much for visiting me today!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Craft Fair #2 - Spooky

Welcome back! Here is my adorable Spooky project.

I used Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White & Basic Black cardstock. Cool tools used were Petal Card Double (quantity 2) & 3/8" Corner Rounder punches & Naturally Serif Sizzlit Strip (retired).

I think I will put sticks of gum in each. I would love your suggestions.

Thanks to Patti Lee for sharing.

Monday, August 27, 2012

Craft Fair - Hershey Miniatures

I don't have a product share this week, but do have lots to show you. I have been busy preparing for upcoming craft fairs.

Here I've used a basic box pattern and Early Espresso cardstock. The DSP Autumn Meadows is - retired. I've finished it off with Chocolate Chip 1-3/4" Striped Ribbon and a little tag using Tags So Much - retired with Island Indigo Classic Ink, punched out with the Extra Large Tag punch & tied with Baker's Twine.

Thank you for stopping by, please enjoy. Tomorrow I will have an adorable spooky project for you.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Welcome back to this week’s product feature.

Pretty as a Daisy

Our girly, soft, and pristine Paper Daisies (item 119243) are adorable just the way they are, straight from the package. But pull out your mad science skills, submerge them like Easter eggs in water and ink, and voilĂ —you have richly colored dimensional accents that will add frills and fun to any card or project. Crumple them up and smooth them out for a distressed look; dip the petal ends in undiluted ink for a two-toned effect; experiment with Watercolor Wonder® Crayons or stack them in contrasting colors from largest to smallest and secure them with a brad for a little pop. Play to your heart’s content, and before long you’ll have your own garden of colorful daisies—perfect for summer papercrafting fun.

Thinking of you card

(5-1/2" x 4-1/4")

Delicate Doilies and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Sets
Whisper White Card Stock
International Bazaar Designer Series Paper
Calypso Coral and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Pads
Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, and Island Indigo Classic Stampin’ Ink Refills
Island Indigo Baker’s Twine
Neutrals Designer Buttons
Paper Daisies

Happy Birthday card
(5-1/2" x 4-1/4")

Bordering on Romance and Bring on the Cake stamp sets
Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Island Indigo & Summer Starfruit cardstock
Rich Razzleberry & Island Indigo Classic Ink Pads
Island Indigo Re-inker
Paper Daisies
Brights Brads
1-1/4 Circle Punch (for the corner rounding)
1/4 Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon Rich Razzleberry

Paper Daisies Product Information:

Dainty cotton paper flowers

40 daisies per package, 10 each of 4 sizes: 5/8", 1-1/4", 2-1/8", and 3"

Whisper White

Can be stamped, colored, or dyed using Watercolor Wonder Crayons or Classic Stampin’ Ink


To adhere Paper Daisies, you can use a Mini Glue Dot or brad or Multipurpose Liquid Glue.

To color Paper Daisies, add a few drops of Classic Stampin’ Ink to a small container of water; stir. (Add more ink for more saturated color.) Submerge flower in the colored water. Remove flower and let dry before using.

You may also want to purchase these items with your Paper Daisies -

Brads, Classic Stampin’ Ink, Mini Glue Dots, Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Watercolor Wonder Crayons.

Happy Stampin,

Friday, August 3, 2012

Weekly Product Feature

Welcome back to my weekly product feature.  I've recently moved so have been super busy with that.  I've been unpacking and putting away like crazy!   There are 2 products this week, sort of.  Please read on. 

The Big 8

August is finally here!  The stores are putting out school supplies and kids will soon be going back to school. 

When I was growing up, this was the time of year when we would get new crayons as part of our school supplies.  Do you remember how pretty and perfect they looked all lined up in their new box, a box that wasn't torn or ripped when finally you were able to open them?  Can you smell them?

If you are like me you also love Stampin' Up's! color collections: the gorgeous hues, the coordination, and let’s not forget the clever names. But what about the basic eight? You know, just plain-old red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, black, and brown? Well, guess what?  They are ready for you today.
While they’re not all in one collection, you’ll still find the color standbys—the basic 8.

So here we (re)present, the basic eight.

Real Red
Pumpkin Pie
Daffodil Delight
Garden Green
Pacific Point
Elegant Eggplant
Basic Black
Chocolate Chip

The ones you’ve been using since you opened up your first coloring book. They’re just scattered throughout the Stampin’ Up! color collections (sometimes disguised by their fancy names). To test this point, Stampin Up recently went to a store and picked up a basic box of eight crayons, then compared the hues with ours to find these matches.

Pretty simple! So here I (re)present the basic eight.

Real Red
Pumpkin Pie
Daffodil Delight
Garden Green
Pacific Point
Elegant Eggplant
Basic Black
Chocolate Chip

Color Coach

Meet the Color Coach. You can use it to access loads of color combinations using our basic colors. This tool teaches you the possibilities for communicating with color, how to combine colors, and how to substitute colors. There are at least two color combinations provided for every Stampin’ Up! color (In Color cards sold separately).

Check out the creative combinations for each of these basic colors from the Color Coach:

REAL RED: Bashful Blue and Crumb Cake
PUMPKIN PIE: Pacific Point and Real Red
DAFFODIL DELIGHT: Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso
GARDEN GREEN: Chocolate Chip and More Mustard
PACIFIC POINT: Melon Mambo and Pumpkin Pie
ELEGANT EGGPLANT: Garden Green and More Mustard
BASIC BLACK: Baja Breeze and Cherry Cobbler
CHOCOLATE CHIP: Pretty in Pink and Wild Wasabi

I love the versatility of Stampin’ Up!
colors. They’re fresh and trendy, but you can still find the basic colors of the rainbow in the different collections.

Our colors come in tones specifically designed to work together and to be on trend. It makes them so easy to use.

Let this coach help you put together custom color schemes to express your unique creativity. Whether you want a quick reference of all colors in a collection, a card for every color, or blank cards to record your own color combinations, this swatch book Is for you!

■ Includes 55 double-sided cards with removable metal post fastener

■ Includes color theory cards and individual color swatch cards

■ On individual color cards, one side shows color, the other side lists coordinating colors

■ Card size: 2-3/4" x 4-1/2"

Here's a fun card using Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point and Rich Razzleberry.  The stamp set Bright Blossoms is perfect for a Summertime card.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

The Cake

It was sooo good! Thank you Hyvee Bakery. I decorated it with paper flowers using the ? Punch and Daffodil Delight Satin ribbon. I'll get back to you on the actual punch name. Buttercream frosting you were wonderful!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012


What a pretty & colorful way to start off any celebration! A trip to the candy store, colorful ribbon and festive rosettes and a hand-written note of what's waiting for your guests to enjoy & you'll be THE hostess with the mostest.

If you would like your next celebration to stand out, please contact me for details.


Thank you to everyone who attended my recent open house. Over the next few days or so I'll post pictures from it.

I made a wreath to highlight the name of my event/promo using the cute little Milk Carton Die, Designer Series Paper & Mini Library Clips (retired).
The stamps I used were A Reason to Smile & Lovely Letters. Punches used were Scalloped Circle, 1-3/8" Circle.

If you would like a custom wreath for your home, please contact me for details.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Happy Birthday Denise

My sister's birthday is today, will be mailing this bright & cheery card tomorrow.

Recipe -

Cardstock - whisper white, daffodil delight & lucky limeade
Stamps - Summer Silhouettes & Itty Bitty Banners
Ink - Lucky Limeade, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango
Cool Tools - Big Shot, Oval Accent, Lots of Tags & Bitty Banners dies
Accessories - Rhinestone Basic Jewels

If you would like to create this card and have questions, feel free to contact me.

Happy Stampin

Friday, June 1, 2012


I'm so excited to share with you my first product feature share!  Here is the Simply Scored, Place Markers, Plates, and Stylus

Simply Scored Scoring Tool

Helps you create perfectly measured score marks
Great for creating multiple scored projects or for creating projects with a variety of score marks, such as rosettes
Base size is slightly larger than 12" x 12" to accommodate 12" x 12" card stock and paper
Base plate has grooves etched every 1/8"; you can choose how far apart you want the score marks to be.
Comes with rulers on the top and side; one standard left-to-right ruler and one zero center ruler, marked in 1/8" increments. 
Includes three Place Markers, additional Place Markers sold separately.
Includes one Stylus, additional styluses sold separately.
Includes two storage compartments in the back of the base to hold your scoring tools (Place Markers, Stylus, Bone Folders)
Instructions included.

Place Markers
Insert in top ruler to make it easy to make multiple measurements
1/4" x 1"
6 Place Markers per package

Diagonal Plate
Has diagonal grooves etched every 1/8"
Can score card stock up to 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm)
Rubber pads on the back of the Diagonal Plate hold it securely in place over the base
Makes it easy to create custom envelopes, instructions included


Stylus has a cushioned grip for comfort
Includes a large tip and small tip so you can choose how wide you want the actual score line to be

I'm ready to play, how about you?


We will start with a piece of Basic Black card stock measuring 5-1/4 " x 10-1/2". 

Score at 5-1/4" and  7-7/8."  Fold the card stock in half creating a 5-1/4" square.

Open the card stock, fold the right side back to the center, creating a quarter
fold on the right end.

Insert Diagonal Plate and open the card stock.  Score at 2-5/8".  Open
card stock again. This time turn the card stock 180 degrees with
5-1/4" edge (with the 2-5/8" scored line) aligned to the left ruler and the
10-1/2" side aligned to the top ruler and score.

Open the card stock once more to see the score lines.

Mark the center of the left hand edge and draw a line from that point to the score marks a quarter of the way to the right, top and bottom.  These are the cutting lines.  Cut.  See above. 

Fold and crease each scored line.

If everything was creased in the correct direction, it should fold up perfectly.  A little bit of adhesive was added under the front point on the bottom to get it to stay upright.

Finished card folds flat and is 5 1/4 " square. When taken out of the envelope, it will "spring" up, thus the name. For mailing, use a 5 1/2 square envelope.

Recipe -

Card Stock - More Mustard, Whisper White, Basic Black
Stamps - Word Play, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink - Basic Black
DSP - First Edition
Accessories - Buttons Neutral, 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon Basic Black
Other - Embroidery Floss

Feel free to send me any quesions you have.  Thanks so much for stopping by.

e Deloris
Posted by Picasa

Friday, April 20, 2012

Bright Blossoms #2

I am enjoying playing with our new DSP Summer Smooches. I'm loving the bright colors and funky designs. They are perfect to segue you from Spring into Summer! Enjoy.

tfs Kimberly Van Diepen

Monday, April 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Grandma

My Grandma turns 95 this week! There are 12 grandkids & 18 great grandkids and great great grandkids! I had to have help from my cousin Rhonda on these numbers!!!

Have a wonderful day Grandma.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Retiring Stamps

Dates: April 15-May 31, 2012 (select items available while supplies last)


Hundreds of stamps and accessories from the 2011-2012 catalogs are retiring, and this is your chance
to get them before they're gone. Many products are only available while supplies last, so be sure to
get your orders in early!

When you view the retiring stamps list, you may notice it's longer than in years past. During this transition
to the new annual catalog, there are a higher number of stamps being refreshed and replaced than usual.
While many stamps are going away, most are being replaced so that the breadth of our stamp lines is every
bit as broad as ever!


Sortable Excel File

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Welcome To My "Tea Shoppe" Class

You are invited to attend my newest class called " Welcome To My Tea Shoppe."

When I think of tea shoppes, I think of fine, delicate china served with hot tea and delectable treats.  Pretty flowers placed in the center of lace tablecloths and doilies.  Ladies in their finest attire adorned with pearls.   Most of all, friends talking and laughing together.

We will use stamp sets "Tea Shoppe"and "Morning Cup" and the Designer Series Paper "Beau Chateau."    You'll have fun with everybody's favorite technique dry embossing.  I'll shown you how to create a border with stamps and fun folds to inspire your next project.


Date:  Sat. Apr. 28
Time:  1230p - 330p
Where:  My place
Fee:  $15

Classes are held in my home.  Class fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.  Class fees must be paid no later than 2 weeks before the class. 

Posted by Picasa

Saturday, March 24, 2012


For my friends on FB! I used the new Bright Blossoms stamp set & Summer Smooches DSP. This new line will be available for you on April 1 & in the new catalog June 1.

I offer classes if you would like to learn.

Monday, March 19, 2012

A Belated Birthday

Using Elementary Elegance from the Sale-a-Bration brochure, I used one of her favorite colors Pool Party for the base of the card. Stampin' Up! hit a home run with year's catalog!!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Thanks So Very Much

For stopping by! Can you see the 3 layers of Whisper White card stock? I popped the top 2 layers on Stampin Up Dimensionals. By doing this, you create shadows, depth & interest. Try I out & let me know what you think.

The stamp set Outlined Occasions is only available till March 31 in our Sale-a-Bration brochure. Please contact me for more info.

Friday, March 16, 2012


Love this color combo! In today's paper crafting world, it's all about the layering. At the center of the kite I have a Very Vanilla scalloped circle, a rosette using DSP First Edition, the die cut butterfly, punched flower, a button and linen thread. If you're counting that makes 7 layers!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Sweet Shop

Hi everyone. Today's project features Stampin' Up's Designer Stickers. They are perfect for when you need a fast card. Be sure to show your non-stamping friends! So adorable! This card was made for one of my little cousins.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Thank You Cards

These were for 3 of my recent customers. The flowers were stamped on vellum paper with Mixed Bunch, embossed with Whisper White embossing powder & punched out with the Blossom punch. Such a pretty & dainty accent to my card. Inspired by Mary Brown.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Apothecary Art

This is a recent class project, I love the colors! When Spring is near, I always gravitate towards the color yellow, in this case Daffodil Delight which is one of Stampin' Up!'s exclusive colors. You will find coordinating cardstock, inks, markets, Designer Series Paper & many accessories for all of your paper crafting! Ask for a catalog today.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Celebrating Easter Class

Please join me for a "Celebrating Easter Class." What a wonderful time of the year this is!!

In addition to the 3 cards above. I want to show you the Stained Glass technique. That project will be secret. However, I'm not really good at keeping secrets so you may see it before class. We will use 3 of my favorite Stampin' Up! products right now. The new Mixed Bunch stamp set with its coordinating Blossom punch. Is there anything better than punching out our images? Then there is the new Elegant Bird die. It was such a perfect way to add "He Is Risen." The "Easter Wishes" card is using a punch you may already have, the "Blossom Petals Builder" punch. It's always a good thing when I can show you new ways to use products you already have.

All class materials are provided and cardstock is cut and ready when you arrive. Come to relax and enjoy an afternoon of stamping.

Class is Sat. Mar. 24
Classes begin at 12:30 pm and require approximately 3 hours -
3 wonderful and creative hours!

If you would like to schedule a special class or time for you and your friends to stamp together, please give me a call and we’ll work out the details.

I look forward to sharing my love of stamping with you.

Don’t miss out on the fun!
For your convenience, you may pay with PayPal. Just let me know.

Cards inspired by Dawn Olchefske, Jackie Topa & Lisa Young

Posted by Picasa