Mosaic Mood

I hosted a day-long class this past Saturday.  It was a great day – lots and lots of stamping along with a little bit of eating and some great conversation.  I posted some sneak peeks in previous posts, but now that the class is over, I want to post the projects in full form.

The first project we tackled, which was by far the most difficult and time-consuming, was the card box pictured below.  I love the new Mosaic Mood Designer Series Paper, and it lent itself perfectly to the punch art I wanted to use to decorate the top of the box.

The base of the box is Garden Green (8 1/2 x 10, scored at 2″ on all sides) and the top is the pink rose design from the Mosaic Mood paper (6 x 7 5/8, scored at 3/4″ on all sides). That was the easy part…

The rose took the biggest chunk of the morning to complete.  I’d love to say it’s mine, but I didn’t come up with the design – I found the tutorial on Pinterest (click here) thanks to addINKtivedesigns. It uses the Hot Air Balloon punch and about a full sheet of Petal Pink paper. The 3 accent leaves are also created using the Air Balloon punch.

The Very Vanilla flower is made with the Perennial Flower punch and the yellow flower is made with large Daisy punch. The center of these two flowers are faceted gems colored with the Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blend.


I will post photos of the 6 cards we made as the week progresses.  All in all it was a great day and I will host another event like this next quarter – definitely with a holiday theme.

And I have to include a piece of business – you still have time to take advantage of the Bonus Days!  For every $50 you spend through July 31, you get a $5 coupon code to use in August.  If there is something you just have to have from the new catalog, now is the time to get it!  Click here or the “Shop Online” link on the right to go to my online store.

Happy stamping all!


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Stamping Opener Teaser #2

I’m going to make this post quick since it’s late on a “school” night.  I have a couple more sneak peeks to show you for the Stamping Opener Class next Saturday, 7/20.

I’m especially excited about the “with gratitude” card below.  First I love the Perennial Essence paper we will be using and the technique highlights how beautiful it is.

This next card uses Embossing Paste which I have just been itching to buy and play with it.  I got my chance this weekend and I’m excited to have the group play with me on Saturday.

Okay, that’s it for tonight…and no more sneak peeks!  If you want to see the rest of the cards/projects, you’ll have to join us on Saturday. Click here to register!

Happy Stamping!


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January Cards

Over the holidays, I finally had time to clean my craft room.  There’s still quite a bit to go, but at least it gave me some space to get out all my new toys from Convention and the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  It’s so great to play with new things – gets the creative juices flowing. For my January card class, I designed the cards below using all my new stuff.

Product List

Piece Of Cake Photopolymer Stamp Set


Cake Builder Punch


Gingham Gala 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Dot To Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


Lemon Lime Twist 3/8" (1 Cm) Mini Striped Ribbon


2-1/4" (5.7 Cm) Circle Punch


Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Stampin' Write Markers New Color Assortment


Smoky Slate Light Stampin' Blends Marker


Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad


Stampin' Dimensionals



Product List

Bloom By Bloom Photopolymer Bundle


Happiness Blooms 12" X 12" (30.5 X 30.5 Cm) Designer Series Paper


Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots


Calypso Coral 3/8" (1 Cm) Satin Ribbon


Night Of Navy 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock


Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad


Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad


Calypso Coral Classic Stampin' Pad


Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad


Mini Stampin' Dimensionals


I’ll post the final card next time. Plus I have a mostly free weekend coming up, so I’m hoping to spend a good portion coming up with some new card designs. I’ll get those posted, too!

Remember – it’s Sale-A-Bration; for every $50 or $100 you spend, depending on the item, you get to select a free items from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. Check out my website here for more information or contact me for a free catalog.

Happy Stamping!





I’ve been just swamped with non-stamping stuff since I got back from Stampin’ Up! OnStage…bummer. The holidays are such a busy, stressful, joy-filled, food-filled, and family-filled time of year.   There has been a lot of grown-up work stuff thrown in there and I haven’t been able to play with any of my new toys – I’ve been having a lot of withdrawal symptoms. You know the signs….

The holidays are over and the Christmas decorations put away (well, mostly), so I took the time today to pull out all the beautiful swaps that I got from all the talented SU demonstrators I met in Orlando.  Here is a sample of a few of them (I note the demonstrators name if they provided it on the card):


That’s just a few of the swaps I got. I didn’t have time before convention to make that many swaps, so I didn’t have that many to trade, but I really don’t need that many.  I got some great ideas with the cards I received.

Now that it’s a new year, I hope (really, this time) to be able to post more often.  Later this week, I will post the cards I designed for my January class – all of them new sets with the Sale=A=Bration and the Occasions catalogs. Don’t forget that for every $50 you spend you can get a free items out of the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  Contact me if you need the catalogs or go to my website here for more information.

Hope to stamp with you soon – Happy Stamping!


Day #3 2018 Stampin’ Up! Convention

It’s the last day of the 2018 Stampin’ Up! OnStage event <sad face>, but it has been so much fun to be in Orlando for (first) our week-long family vacation, then (second) a 3-day event with Kathleen and 6,000+ of my best stamping friends.

I got to go on stage today along with about 190 other gals who attended OnStage (there were 549 worldwide who hit the 15-year mark since March) to celebrate our 15th year as Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. Hard to believe it’s been that long!

I made it across without tripping or doing anything else foolish.  Thanks to my upline, Kathleen, for taking this picture.  Next time I want to be up there for a title advancement or other achievement – I’ve got some big goals that I’ve got to start working on!

I’ll be sharing some of the swaps I got when I get home, so stay tuned.

Happy Stamping!



Day #2 2018 Stampin’ Up! Convention

It’s a little dark but there are 6000+ ladies (and a few men) here who love to do what I do and share their creativity through stamping! It’s quite a thing to see all these folks together in one room – and loud, too!

So fun to get so many new ideas and tools. Hopefully I can remember them all and pass them on to everybody when I get home.  There’s more activities tonight – can’t wait to see what they have in store for us!

Happy Stamping!


Day #1 Stampin’ Up! OnStage 2018!!!

Florida in November – I am NOT missing the cold and snow back home.  We had a wonderful family vacation before convention started today.  Seven whole days with just the 5 of us, I wouldn’t trade it for anything; lots of giggling, teasing, park-hopping, sunshine and eating, eating, eating.  We had our fill of Harry Potter, of course, at both parks and experienced the new Avatar ride at Animal Kingdom’s Pandora site. Best. Ride. Ever.  (Sorry Harry). So sad to see them go yesterday, it was a bit lonely for the few hours I was alone.

But now its time for Stampin’ Up! Convention 2018!!  Kathleen Hopperstad, my upline, got here last night and the event started bright and early this morning. Not a great picture below – you can’t really see the stage, but we are really close and had a great view of the day’s activities.


Hard to believe it’s the 30th anniversary and I’ve been around for 15 of those – how time flies!!  I’ll post more tomorrow, I just wanted to get some of my photos posted.  Stay tuned!!

…And as always, Happy Stamping!



Big News for July…!

Well, actually there are a few new cool things coming up!  For the month of July, Stampin’ Up! has announced Bonus Days; for every $50 you spend from July 7 through July 31 (before shipping and tax), you will get a $5 Bonus Days coupon that you can use on anything in the catalog from August 2 through 31, 2016!  What a great opportunity to get all of those new toys on your wish list! Click HERE for more information about the Bonus Days promotion.Social1B_BonusDays_demo_July0716_US

I’m also really excited to announce that Stampin’ Up! will be offering an exclusive bundle that will be available only in the month of August – and yes! you can use the Bonus Days coupons that you earned for your July purchases toward your purchase of this great bundle! Thoughtful Branches includes a stamp set and coordinating thinlits dies.  See below for a sneak peek at a couple of samples. I will be having a class on August 20th featuring this exclusive set – for $60 you can get the stamp set, thinlits dies and you will make 5 cards to give you a head start on learning how to use this beautiful set.  I will post more on the class later.

Thoughtful Branches

Please go to my Stampin’ Up! website HERE for more information about either of these opportunities or to place an order.  As always, you can call me if you have questions or to place your order – 612-718-9392.

Happy Stamping!


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Early Christmas for Me!


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Mom’s Obsession, as my kids call it.  I decided to lay out the haul from the big order I received in the mail yesterday – It’s like Christmas!!! I’ve had a chance to play with a couple of the things (like the card in the post below), but I can’t wait to sit down and dig into everything. Hopefully I’ll be posting lots of new cards and other dimensional items in the next week.


Also just a reminder I have the Cottage Greetings Card kit class on Saturday, August 29th from 1:00 – 4:00.  In this class you will make all 15 cards from this darling card kit (pictured above). The kit makes 5 each of 3 designs and contains all the materials needed. Each card measures 5” x 5” when finished and includes the envelopes with silver liners. You will get your own kit and I will supply the stamps, ink and adhesive. Cost is $25.  Let me know by August 20th if you are interested in attending so I can order your kit.

Thanks for stopping by – Happy Stamping!!!


A New Start

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Welcome to my brand new website!!! I am so excited to have this new venue to share everything I have learned in my 11 years as a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator and provide all my stamping friends with inspirational ideas as well as memorable personal service.  I’d love for you to take a look around the site – there are already a number of posts that were brought over from my Tumblr blog, but my plan is to add new card ideas, challenges, newsletters, class ideas and videos weekly.

Many of you know that this has been a challenging year so far and I had to take a break from my Stampin’ Up! business.  Although I have had to focus on other things and I wasn’t feeling particularly inspired, I have missed my stamping friends greatly.  Recently, the summer beauty of my garden, some long-needed clean-up activity in my craft room and participating remotely in the 2015 Stampin’ Up! convention has provided me with some welcome stamping inspiration. I am happy to say that I am slowly getting back into posting on my blog, focusing on getting this site launched, as well as –  finally – hosting classes and events.

So, take a peek…I hope you find your own inspiration and I look forward to stamping with you soon!

Kelly Emerson

Stampin’ Up! Independent Demonstrator