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Display Stamper Application

Yippee! Here I am, applying to be a display stamper again!  I only told a few people, but I missed the deadline to apply to be a display stamper in SLC (I got two deadlines mixed up) and I was devastated! I was super excited about the possibility that SO many people would see my work and then I completely screwed up!  So this time, my girl gang pinky swore to not let me miss the deadline!

I am so happy with what I have made!  I am super excited for everyone to see EVERYTHING!
With no further ado, here are the candidates for Miss Ft. Worth Display Board 2018

Who will win the title this year?  With so many wonderful contestants this year the title could go to anyone!  Good luck to all of our stamped entrants.
I hope you enjoyed my silly flight of fancy!
Joyful Stamping, Elizabeth

2017 Stampin' Up! Christmas

I teased you last week with non-christmas projects from the 2017 Holiday catalog; this week I'm going to show you Christmas finally!  I have had a blast playing with the Christmas stamps.  You know I love making Christmas Cards - preferably ones with a jillion steps that are completely impractical to duplicate!

Here are a few of my favorite GPA cards (Gorgeous Pain in the A$$)!

I didn't make JUST impossible to duplicate cards!  I made a few cards for class and cards that are perfect for your Christmas cards.

Check out my holiday schedule at for my holiday classes.  Find some free time in there for YOUR private girls' night out and give me a call and we will get you on my schedule.

Private classes are so much fun!  You bring the girlfriends and the wine and I bring the fun!

Joyful Stamping,

Holiday Fun!

The 2017 Holiday Catalog is out and it's amazing!  I've been busy playing with all of the latest stamps.

It's always such fun to see what you can do with new things.

I used the new Halloween DSP as the topper for these treats.  I think the purple dark chocolate kisses are pretty!

These pizza boxes will be great to have all year long!  You can put a cookie in them, a tiny treat...or 3X3 cards!

Not every stamp set in the Holiday Catalog is just for the holidays.  This wine set was designed by one of the million dollar sales achievers.  She wanted a set all about wine!

There are a couple of Christmas stamps in this set that are just plain funny!

These last four projects for today are from our Paper Made Prettier Team meeting on September 9.  I think Kay covered Halloween and Fall pretty well here.  I can't wait to see what she has in store for the next meeting!

Just wait until you see what I've done with the Christmas Stamps!  I've used all kinds of paper and have…

Birthday Memories Suite

Happy, Happy Birthday to You!
Have you ever fallen in love at first sight?  No, not with a boy, with a Stampin' Up! Suite!  Well, I did with the Birthday Memories Suite in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog.  Turn to page 68 in your catalog right now...I'll wait.

Ok, now. look at those two pages.  Aren't they lovely?  First off, this suite consists of Designer Series Paper, a Stamp Set, Framelits, Balloon Honeycomb Embellishments, four colors of ribbon, and a cardstock pack.  Wow!

Now, turn to page 189 to take a closer look at the DSP.  Check out how many colors are in the DSP...12! yes, 12 colors (plus Whisper White)!  Seriously, this DSP will go with AN*Y*THING!

Now flip back to page 68.  Look at the framelits.  We all know that framelits "frame" stamped images, right?  Making those stamped and colored images easy to cut out...but wait, these framelits are better, do you know why??  They also MATCH THE IMAGES ON THE DSP!  No, really they do!  I know you're going …

Summer Schedule

Spread Joy Stamping Summer Schedule June1 – 2017 – 2018 Stampin’ Up! Catalog goes “live”! June 6 – Crush Card Class featuring the NEW 2017 In-Colors – Crush Wine Bar at 6:00 – Class fee $15.00 or free with a minimum purchase – RSVP due by June 5 – Get your new catalog and free accessory coupon! June 17 – Mother of All BOGO sales – Asbury United Methodist Church in Little Rock 10:00 to noon – There will be snacks, four make n’ takes, prizes, and epic shopping!  You don’t want to miss this! – Entrance fee $10. June 20 – Whole Lot of Lovely Workshop – Elizabeth’s House at 6:00 – Workshop fee $15 or free with a minimum purchase – RSVP due June 19 June 24 – Hello Friend Kit Workshop (featuring heat embossing!) – Elizabeth’s House at 2:00 – Workshop fee $37.00 – RSVP and payment due by June 14 July 11 – Crush Card class – Crush Wine Bar at 6:00 – Class fee $15 or free with a minimum purchase. – RSVP due by July 10. July 18 or July 29 – Love Today Planner Workshop - Get ready for the upcoming schoo…


I am loving the DSP in the 2017-2018 catalog!  The designs feel fresh and trendy.  One of my favorites is the Pick a Pattern Suite.  The paper is bright, but not overwhelming.  And the patterns on the back are absolutely great!  I think I might like them more than the "pretty" side!

In these two cards I used the two papers that have black graphic patterns on the back.  These are great "not boring" neutrals!  I also used the piece that has Flirty Flamingo flowers on it.

I love this cupcake stamp set so much!  It's triple layer (!!) stamping on both the cupcake liner and the frosting.  Doesn't it look delicious?  I'm sure that Flirty Flamingo frosting is strawberry flavored.  See the black graphic print?  It lets you use Basic Black, but not Boring Black!  I think it makes this sweet cupcake Joan Jett's cupcake (I just dated myself, didn't I?)
I attended two college graduations yesterday (yay, Jen and Tyler!).  I'm still in a gra…

I Love Watercolor Pencils!

I absolutely love our new watercolor pencils.  I so very much enjoy feeling like an artist when I use them!  Unfortunately I seem to have "misplaced" my watercolor pencils.  How, oh how, could I lose a box of pencils?

Before  I lost them I made a couple of cards that I love and then today I made a card using only the four pencils that came in the April Paper Pumpkin kit! The set has pink, purple, yellow, and blue; with those colors you can also make orange and green.  That's a pretty good array of colors to make a quick card with.

My preferred method to blend the watercolors is to use blender pens.  I like the control they offer; I sometimes get a little out of control when I use water and a brush!  But if I'm doing a large area, I seem to get the best results with a's just too hard to get good coverage and not end up with pencil marks in large areas with the blender pens.

Here are a few of my favorite watercolor creations.

What is your favorite way to…

What is a BOGO sale?

We are having the mother of all BOGO sales on Sturday, June 17 from 10 am to noon at Asbury United Methodist Church.  FOUR demos will be bring their retired products to sell.

Entry to the sale is $15 and includes all the shopping you can stand, four Make n Takes using new catalog products, and coffee and sweet goodies baked by me.

But what is BOGO, Elizabeth?

You buy retired product and the get NEW products  of equal value for just the cost of shipping and tax!

How can you pass that up?  Buy a $20 stamp set and $30 thinlits and get $50 of new merchandise for just $9.68!  That's $100 worth of product for less than $10!

You do not want to miss this.  Keep your eyes peeled for an email.


The Sultan is Calling

Stampin' Up! released a new Suite in this "not really, but almost" time.  You know the new catalog is coming, the retiring list has been released, and the clearance rack is full of goodies!  But who wants to spend the whole month of May just one, that's who!

Stampin' Up! read our minds and released the Eastern Palace Suite a whole month early!  This release is a little different as it's being offered only in bundles, but each bundle has a free gift in it!

The Premier Bundle has a package of the new Very Vanilla Thick cardstock in it as your free gift.  I had never used the Whisper White Thick cardstock, but I am in love with this product now!  it makes lovely card bases!  You're going to love it when you try it.
Here are a few cards that I've made with this suite.
This white patterned paper is my absolute favorite piece from the whole package!  It has Lemon-Lime Twist and Dapper Denim in it and it is just beautiful.  The back of this p…


I signed up for a Product Purchase Premier swap (PPP is the Pre-order that is only available to those who attend On-Stage).  I signed up for two groups.  For each group I made 21 cards just alike (but each group's card was different) and got back 20 cards (one from each person was given to the lady organizing the swap.)

Don't forget that all of these stamps and Designer Series Paper will be available when the new catalog launches on June 1 (only 20 days from now).  And we just might be using some of these in the stamp a stack class on May 23.

I got back so many gorgeous cards! Here are my favorites from the swap.

I inadvertently separated the cards from the names of who made them (oopise!) while taking pictures.  If you have a particular favorite, let me know and I will try to figure out who made it!
Feel free to CASE any of these!
Joyful Stamping, Elizabeth

The Curvy Keepsake Box on a Sugar High!

I have been busy...inspired by Pinterest and then I just sort of lost control!

And yes, you can make almost anything with the Curvy Keepsake Box Thinlit.

I saw a Swarovski Crystal keepsake of Cinderella's Carriage.  I immediately thought, "that looks so much like the curvy keepsake box, I wonder if I could make it?"

Well a few days, a lot of Bermuda bay glimmer paper and acrylic window sheets, and a little imagination later, I think I've done a pretty good job re-envisioning it.

I had a magnetic closing book-shaped box that I got at Tuesday Morning on my craft table, so I went for a storybook feel with it.

Tell me what you think!

And there might just be a surprise inside!

Have Courage and Be Kind, Elizabeth