04.23.23 Best DayBest Day – a retired stamp set – makes a cute birthday card perfect for anyone young at heart.  Stampin’ Blends are used to color the cake and sentiment.,  Gorgeous Grape card stock is layered with Dandy Designs in a fun fold design.  Petal Pink, Purple Posy, Highland Heather, Fresh Freesia and Calypso Coral are used on this sample,  The fun fold is made by cutting out the front top area of the card front.  This piece of cardstock is layered with the stamped cake and adhered to the bottom area of the card.

04.23.23 Best Day 2The second sample uses the same design but different colors are used on the cake and sentiment.  You can color your card however you wish.  Glitter enamel dots and Cute Star Adhesives are used to embellish the birthday cake layer.

04.23.23 Best Day MessageWhen the card is opened, the message appears along with an actual candle embellishment.  Confetti is stamped in Gorgeous Grape to carry the celebration theme onto the message layer.  Would you like this stamp set?  The first person who sends me a text or e-mail telling me how they will use this stamp set, will become the proud owner after we finish using the set on Saturday, May 6th.   

May Stamp Camp is May 4, 5, 6 from 10am to 4pm.  Please send me a list of the cards you want to make and when it is convenient for you to come.  I’m ready to cut your cardstock now.  Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 –


04.23.23 Go To Greetings NoteLet’s pretend you just saw a new doctor and he was able to diagnose your aching foot, or your postman helped pick you up after you fell of your bicycle in the middle of the street.  You want to send a casual note to acknowledge their action but you want to use a handmade card.  Or it’s your not favorite brother-in-law’s birthday so you have to send a card or your sister will never forgive you.  And of course, it had better be a handmade card.  Go To Greetings is the stamp set you need.

04.23.23 Good Greetings

The 4 basic greetings are Happy Birthday, Thinking of You, Just a Note, and Thank You.  The greetings come in 3 different sizes and are perfect for a semi-professional card.  HELLO is included in the smallest size.

04.23.23 Go To Greetings HBThe Happy Birthday card shown here uses the middle script shown above.  The Fancy Frames Dies provide an attractive frame for the sentiment but again, looks semi-professional.  The Fancy Frames are layered on Adhesive Sheets to ease the process of adhering the frame to the card front.  3 rhinestones are colored with a royal blue permanent Sharpie.  This adds a more personal touch to the card. 

04.23.23 Go To Greetings MessageThe message layer is embellished with a single stem of leaves die-cut in Starry Sky to match the card.  This is the perfect card for an acknowledgement occasion. 

So far we’ve seen 3 very distinctive cards.  Please let me know as soon as you can, which cards you would like to make and what day/s you would like to come for May Stamp Camo.

Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 –


04.23.23 SendingSending Smiles is the stamp set that can be used for many types of occasions as shown below. In the image to the left, Butterfly Kisses DSP sets the color theme for the card:  Calypso Coral, Parakeet Party, Fresh Freesia and Daffodil Delight.  The flower stem is stamped and the flowers are stamped and die cut.  The sentiment wording is stamped and die cut with the perfect sized die included in the set.  SENDING is die cut in Calypso Coral and carefully adhered above the sentiment wording. 

04.23.23 Sending sentiment

These are all the choices you have for the Sending sentiment.  All occasions are covered!  The die set has 2 dies that will fit these sentiments.

04.23.23 Sending BirthdayThis sample is just like the one above but uses the BIRTHDAY WISHES sentiment.  The butterfly colors differ as does the small flower that serves as the dot over the “I” letter in Sending.  Although hard to see, the largest butterfly is two layers and is embellished with tiny pearls.  This is such a cute card for spring, but with a change in DSP, any color combination is possible.

The message layer is simple yet colorful.  A small stem is stamped in Parakeet Party and a stamped and die-cut flower is adhered with a dimensional. 

04.23.23 Sending MessageA strip of Butterfly Kisses adorns the bottom or side of the message layer.

Have you received your 2023-2024 catalog?  If not, please let me know as I ordered them for all my regular customers.  There are color changes for the 2023-2024 stamping season.  I will admit I love many of the retiring colors and DSP patterns and have purchased much of the retiring papers.  I love the Carousel bundle in the new book and plan on ordering it on May 2nd.

Mark your calendars now for June Stamp Camp – June 1, 2 and 3.  We will be doing a first – a One-Sheet Wonder.  We will be using a different pattern of the Dainty Flowers DSP and will make 4 different cards from 1/2 of a 12X12 sheet of DSP or 8 cards from a full sheet of DSP,  This will be a great way to learn different ways to use a half sheet of DSP. 

I hope to see you at May Stamp Camp!  Blessings, Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 –

Dainty Delight

04.23.23 Dainty FlowersThe Dainty Flowers DSP combined with the Dainty Delight Stamp Set and coordinating  dies combine to make an absolutely beautiful card.  I know many of you earned this free DSP during the most recent Sale-A-Brations campaign.  Stretching your DSP with this layout allows for only 2”X5 1/4” usage.  You could make 12 cards from 1 sheet of DSP!  Unbelievable!  The left portion of the card is also 2” X 5 1/4” but is Basic White cs that has been embossed with the new Cane Weave 3-D Embossing Folder.

04.23.23 Dainty Flowers MessageThe flowers and fine are die-cut on Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizazz cs.  3 Champagne Rhinestones embellish the flower centers and 3 brass butterflies provide additional interest.  The sentiment is stamped in Rich Razzleberry and punched with the Banners Pick A Punch.  The sentiment is layered on Rich Razzleberry that is punched with the same punch. 

The message layer features a strip of Dainty Flowers and a Rich Razzleberry flower that has been brushed with Wink of Stella.

May Stamp Camp is right around the corner – May 4, 5 and 6 from 10am – 4pm each day.  You can come for an hour or stay until 4.  You can even come all 3 days.  The cost remains $3.50 per card – no quantity limit.  We provide everything to create your cards.  Water and soda pop are in the fridge to guarantee you don’t become dehydrated.  A snack of some type will magically appear.  All you need to bring is yourself.  But PLEASE let us know as soon as you can which cards you wish to do and what day/s you plan on coming. 

Spring Blessings. Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630.965.1965 –