March Blog Hop


The theme for this months blog hop, with the North Carolina Demonstrators, is any current animal stamp.

I just recently purchased the Happy Tails photopolymer stamp set and it is so cute I couldn’t resist. We lost our dog before we moved to North Carolina. His name was Buster and he was the best dog ever! He was a long haired terrior mix that we rescued when he was still a puppy. The dog in this set remings me of him. Anyway, I digressed.

The stamp set comes with 16 seperate stamps and also has a punch which coordinates perfectly. I love when Stampin Up makes it easy for me. I dont mind fussy cutting but boy the punches are a real time saver.

My card is Whisper White with a layer of Real Red cardstock and then the stamped area is also Whisper White. The paw print in the set is the perfect size to create the heart shape and the sentiment talks about a best friend leaves a paw print on your heart. I used the Momento black ink. The sentiment is in Real Red and the cute doggie resembles my Buster boy!  I stamped the outline and then used my water pen to blend the color for the fur.


Here is the card front:


I stamped the saying “keep calm and wag on” in the inside of my card and then added a column of dog bones on the right edge.


I was putting  my stamps away and the dog house that is in the set inspired me, so I crafted a 3-D dog house in Crumb Cake. It is a simple milk carton fold that only uses a half sheet of our 8 1/2″ X 11″ cardstock. I thought it would be cute to go along with the card. Of course you can also fill the dog house with candy or even put a gift card inside for the recipient.

The mission delegated to each demonstrator was to use SIMPLE STAMPED CARDS in our classes. I feel this would definetly be a project that beginners could handle and they also learn a couple techniques; watercolor from your stamp pad a a 3-D fold.

Please contact me if you would like any further information about this card or the other stampin up products I used.

Thank you so much for stopping by and click on the name on our list after mine.

Jackie Claes –

Tina Lesson –

Trish Todd – https://wordpress.com/block-editor/post/stampinawesome.com/352

Toni Campana

Sue Stapp – https://suestapp.com/2019/03/27/march-blog-hop

Tracie Evans Langley –

Jo Anne Hewins –

Laurie Meier – https://stampedgreetings.com/fable-friends-shadowbox-card/

Frances Wagner –

Anita Trippi –

Happy Stampin,

Sue Stapp

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July Blog Hop for NC Demonstrators


Thanks for stopping by, I have a cute card to share with you – and, yes I’M STILL SHAKIN’

I hope your summer is going well. It’s been warm here in North Carolina but I’m not complaining! As I mentioned last month with the Accented Blooms Shaker Card I do love me some shakin’ action in my cards. I also like to add as many textures and dimensions to my cards but still have it able to fit in a standard A2 size card with first class postage (no additional to add to the envelope) I think this card qualifies on all accounts.

Here’s what I made to share with you today…


I started with a base card in Whisper White and cut another piece of Whisper White to    5 1/4″  X 4″. From a scrap piece of Whisper White card stock I used the Delicate Lace Edgelits because I felt it resembled waves on the ocean.  I sponged the base card where the opening was going to show through. The coloring on this card is all done with sponging. I love how quick you can get a very artistic look. I wanted to acheive a kind of abstract sunset at the beach look. I used Pineapple Punch, Mango Melody and  Balmy Blue for this part. I stamped using the script sentiment from All Things Thanks Stamp Set, being careful that it would show through the “window, towards the upper right side. I used  Soft Sea Foam, Balmy Blue and Coastal Cabana  stamp pads for the front piece and the lace edging,  I used the layering squares framelits to make an opening for the shaker portion of the card.  I place a piece of Window Sheeting to the back side of the opening. I added the strips of foam tape around the edge (carefully so that it’s not to close to the edge. You don’t want this to show from the front of the card.

I placed my desired shaker pieces in the center. If you look closely you will see tiny fish cutouts. These were from the Under The Sea Framelit Dies. I just punched them out and added to the embellishments. They are very tiny so you have to be careful or they will be all over the place. Ask me how I know this????

I stamped the Egret from the Lilypad Lake Stamp Set and then fussy cut it out. I lightly sponged the body with Smokey Slate and where the legs are I sponged lightly with the Balmy Blue.IMG_0673

Of course I stamped two just in case I decapitated the poor animal while fussy cutting.

I used Dimensionals behind the lace edging. Let me just put out a shout out to Stampin Up for the new Dimensional packaging. The small triangles from around the edge are so easy to use. I used to cut the strips into pieces as needed but now that is done for us WooHoo! I also put Dimensionals behid the Egret’s body – again using the small triagles for the head area.

I added three of the Share What You Love Artisal Pearls towards the top. I always have to add some additional bling.

I’m glad you hopped by and hope you will hop along to all the other participating demonstrators blogs. We have such a fun and creative group. I am lucky to be a part of this!
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December Blog Hop of the North Carolina Demonstrators group


Thank you for stopping by my blog today and joining some other very talented Stampin Up Demonstrators as we hop our way out of December. I’m looking forward to 2019. There will be links to the other demonstrators below.

The project I am using today utilizes the new Flowing Fountain Stamp Set from the brand new 2019 Occasions catalog.

I began with Whisper White card stock for my base and the layered Basic Black, Gray Granite and then another Whisper White piece. The measurements are:

Basic Black 5 3/8″ X 4 1/8″

Gray Granite 5″ X 3 7/8″

Top piece of Whisper White is cut at 3 3/8″ X 4 3/8″



I created the sky and clouds by sponging over with a pattern I made with the scalloped shape oval thinlit die.


I even added a touch of yellow on the upper right hand corner for brighter shies to come.

I lightly colored in the fountain with pool party stampin write markers and the ivy with mossy meadow stampin write marker.


I think this would look great at this point to add the clear adhesive droplets however; I have used all mine and need to reorder. I also thought about coloring in the birds but decided that I did not want them to be the focal point of this card. I did use Dimensionals on the “With Sympathy”  because I wanted that to be the focal point.

As much as I dislike making sympathy cards because of the circumstances I do find myself needing them in my stash and this just looks elegant.


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Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker

Pool Party Stampin’ Write Marker

Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker

I hope you have enjoyed this card and invite you to follow along with this months participants

December Blog Hoppers
Toni Campana –

Jo Anne Hewins –

Tracie Evans Langley –

Sue Stapp –

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Frances Wagner –


Harvest Sparkles


Thanks for stopping by on the August 2018 North Carolina Demo’s Blog Hop. The theme this month is Don’t Be Afraid To Sparkle.I love all things sparkly so Stampin Up is a perfect fit for me. There are so many different ways to add sparkle using Stampin Up materials. This month a chose a few of my favorites to incorporate in a fall card.

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I started this card by making the background using watercolor paper and BRUSHO. I love this stuff, it’s hard for me to stop once I get the pigment flakes and a spray bottle filled with water out on my work surface. It is a little messy but Oh the results! The Brusho I used on this is Mossy Green, Gamboge, and Yellow. A few spritzes of water and off I go… the hardest part is letting it dry thoroughly before using it on a card. I did tape the watercolor paper to a foam board, that kept it flat and when the piece was dry I removed the tape (carefully and at a slight angle) that created a nice little border. One of the things that I think sets cards apart is multi layers. It creates greater impact.

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Next I got out my Petals and More Thinlit Dies and some Old Olive Cardstock to cut out the sprig with small leaves. I also used the Seasonal Layers Thinlit Dies on Glimmer Paper. I used my Old Olive Stamp and Write Marker to color the Old Olive leaves and Copper for the others. I used Dimensionals to pop the up on my card front.

Next I heat embossed the Happy Harvest Blessings saying from the Country home Stamp Set. The copper embossing powder is stunning! I used the Everyday Label Punch to create the rounded ends

IMG_0931 (2)Last but not least I adhered all to a 5 1/4″ X 4″ piece of Old Olive Cardstock and then adhered all to the front of a Whisper White A2 card.

Wallah…card complete!

Please hop along with the other talented Stampin Up ladies:

Toni Campana –


Jo Anne Hewins –


Tracie Evans Langley –


Sue Root –


Sue Stapp – https://suestapp.com/ 2018/08/24/harvest-sparkles/.

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Frances Wagner –


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Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker

Old Olive Stampin’ Write Marker
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Thanks again for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPIN!


Accented Blooms Shaker Card

Hi there and welcome to the June Blog Hop for the North Carolina Stampin Up Demonstrators Group. This month our theme is anything new so I want to share a super fun card that has lots of visual interest. Starting with the summerlike colors used on the flowers (thanks to my Stampin Blends Alchol Markers, the texture of the basketweave embossing folder used for the background, the 3D effect using foam strips and the motion created with a little shake! Yes it’s a Shaker Card. Shakers are one of my favorite type of cards because the add that extra level of excitement.



Heres how I made this card:

This card uses a standard A2 card which is an 8 ½” X 11” piece of cardstock cut in half along the 11” side and scored in the middle. Resulting in a card that is 5 ½” X 4 ¼” I used Whisper White cardstock the base for this card. Cut a piece of Basic Black Cardstock   5 3/8” X 4 1/8”. Cut a piece of Pear Pizzaz Card Stock 5 1/8” X 3 7/8”. Use your Big Shot to run through with the Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder. Layer both on the card front.

Accented Blooms


Cut a piece of Whisper White Cardstock 3 ½” X 3½”. Stamp with the floral stamp from the Accented Blooms Stamp Set Color as desired. I used the Stampin Blends Alcohol Markers. Punch out the center shape with the Tailored Tag Punch. Highlight around inside edge with black marker if desired. Adhere a piece of clear Window Sheet cut 2 ½” X 3” to the back of this piece. Use the Foam Adhesive Strips to run a border around the punched out tag about 1/8” from the edge.

IMG_0618You want this placed so that it  doesnt show from the front of the card.  Dab inside of the tape with Embossing Buddy before removing tape backing. Insert the shaker bits of choice, leaving them towards the middle of the opening. For maximum “shake” do not overfill. Use heavyweight whisper white cardstock cut to 3″ X 3″ for the backing.  Use Tombow liquid glue or Tear and Tape to adhere to the front of your card, near the top.

Add a small black strip towards the bottom. Stamp onto scrap ¾” X 2 ¾”. Stamp with the sentiment from the above stamp set. Sponge edges if desired. Adhere with Dimensionals over the black strip. Stamp inside with same set if desired.

Thanks for stopping by my blog and please hop along to view the wonderful cards my fellow Stampin Up Demonstrators have created.