01.23.23 Silver ValentineSometimes you might have a favorite item that you just can’t part with.  The Greeting Card Kids Stamp Set is one of my favorite items.  This adorable little girl is part of that stamp set.  The Lovely Lipstick and Magenta Madness card is bright and cheerful.  The greeting card girl is colored with Stampin’ Blends and rests on two embossed hearts. A small envelope features a message reading “a teeny tiny note,”  Adhered to the envelope is an actual silver heart charm.  Scattered heart pearls finish the card with a touch of elegance.  This card can be for whatever occasion you choose.  Although it looks very “valentineish”, the message can be for birthday, anniversary, get well, or other occasion.

As a reminder, February Stamp Camp is Thursday, Friday, Saturday – February 2, 3, 4 from 10am – 4pm.  Please let me know which cards you wish to make and what day you plan on attending. 

Wondering what our 4th February Stamp Camp card might be?  Think pyramid! 


0123.23 Poppy HeartPoppies are special flowers.  They grow as weeds in California.  Once upon a time, I had 2 red poppy plants outside my kitchen window.  Someone who shall remain nameless, mistook the foliage for a weed and pulled up my 2 plants. At least I can still enjoy them on paper.

Simple and elegant!  Those are the words I use to describe the Poppy Heart card.  This print comes to us from Etsy.  When I saw the design, I immediately pictured it on a piece of Poppy Parade cardstock.  Although the sentiment reads “Happy Valentines Day”, if you let me know ahead of time, I will pull an alternate sentiment such as Happy Birthday, Happy Anniversary, Thinking of You, or Get Well.  This is a sweet card for someone special in your life. 


HAPPY 2023 crafters and Welcome Back to another year of happy crafting, fun folds and new ideas and techniques. 

01.23.23 Cheerful BasketAs Valentines Day is just around the corner, hearts are being featured for February Stamp Camp.  However, with the change of the sentiment, these cards can easily be for birthdays, thinking of you, or other cheerful occasions. 

For Cheerful Basket, all of our images are die cut.  Retired wood tone DSP is perfect for our basket.  To fill the basket, double heart images are stamped, die cut and colored with Stampin Blends.  Our cute little kitty is stamped in Basic Gray on Smoky Slate.  Several red glitter hearts are punched or die cut and add sparkle to our card front. 

So when is February Stamp Camp?  Actually, it is right around the corner – Thursday, Friday and Saturday – February 2, 3 and 4 from 10am to 4pm each day.  You can come for one hour, 2 hours, or spend the day.  As always, we provide all the tools and supplies.  Water and soda pop is also provided.  Not sure yet what our snack will be.  One change for 2023 is the pricing.  Cards will still be any 4 for $14, but each additional card will be $3.50.  I apologize for having to make this change, but the rising prices on everything has taken a toll.

Please let me know which cards you wish to do, and when you plan on coming.  Debbie could use everyone’s prayers and she is ill and having problems getting rid of the infection.  It will be great to see everyone!

Val the Gnome

01.22.22 GnomeMeet Val the Valentine Gnome.  Val comes to us from Etsy and has been resized for us to work with and cut with the Scan’n’Cut.  Val is perched on a Merry Merlot card front die cut with the Happy die and embossed with the Tasteful Textile folder.  Val’s sentiment is stamped in Merlot on white cs and layered on Melon Mambo.  The Banner Pick a Punch trims the edges.  Val is holding a gold metallic heart and 4 additional gold hearts embellish the card front.  The card base is Melon Mambo which has also been embossed with the Tasteful Textile folder.

01.22.22 Gnome msgThe message layer features a message from the Pansy Patch Stamp Set – WISHING YOU A LITTLE EXTRA HAPPINESS JUST BECAUSE YOU’RE YOU.  Die-cut hearts in Merry Merlot, Real Red, Melon Mambo and gold embellish this layer.

This card makes up quickly as everything is ready to adhere. I added a touch of Wink of Stella to Val’s flowers, hat and nose.  Adding a little treat such as candy or a cookie along with Val the Gnome Valentine card would make anyone happy. 

Several reminders – The card cost remains the same – any 4 cards for $14 and $3 for each additional card.  I am offering a 20% discount on Stampin’Up products thru the end of February.  If I place your order, I will deduct the 20% off the top.  If ordering on-line through, I will send you a check for the 20% or you can deduct the amount off stamp camps. Sale-A-Brations runs thru the end of February.  My goal is to have us celebrate March Stamp Camp back in my home.  We need some cozy time together.  Cards will be ready for pickup on Thursday, February 3rd.  Please let me know if you prefer having them delivered or mailed.

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

Colorful Valentine

01.22.22 Colorful Hearts frontThis colorful valentine is a fun fold using the Sweet Talk DSP from the January – June Mini Catalog.  Rectangular panels of CS and DSP are cut on the diagonal to form triangles which are layered to give us this eye-catching effect.  The base of the card is an 11 X 4 1/4 piece of Blushing Bride scored at 5 1/2 with one of the sides trimmed off on the diagonal.  This is best seen on the message layer

01.22.22 Colorful Hearts MsgYou can see here that the left side of the card base is cut off on the diagonal.  This diagonal piece is used as the bottom layer of a piece of diagonally cut DSP and Real Red.  The red heart and the message layer are embossed with the Ornate Floral 3D folder.  The red heart is layered onto a Gorgeous Grape scalloped heart.  The message layer features a 3” basic white heart with Happy Valentines Day stamped in Gorgeous Grape.  The heart is large enough for you to add your handwritten message.  Note the red bird perched in the lower right corner.  This is a fun – fun fold. All the pieces of paper are cut and ready to layer.  All that is needed is your creative touch.

Just want to reiterate that I am planning on March Stamp Camp being held at my house.  The current COVID variant appears to be waning and I’m hoping that March will be a safe time to join together.

Remember – 20% SU product discount for February.  Just in time to take advantage of SALE-A-Brations which ends February 28, 2022. 

February Card-to-Go will be ready for pickup on Thursday, February 3rd.  Make sure you let me know which cards you choose to do.

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


01.22.22 Otter VDIsn’t this card just too cute?  And this set – AWESOME OTTERS – is free with SALE-A-BRATIONS thru the end of February (they sell out.) With the 20% February discount I am offering, perhaps you can pick up this cute set.  Debbie used the Subtle Embossing Folder to give the red background a linen-like finish.  The Sweet Talk DSP is featured in the January-June Stampin’Up Mini Catalog and is Real Red and Petal Pink.  The row of Blushing Bride hearts is from a die in the Sweet Conversations Bundle also in the mini catalog.  It is actually 2 rows of hearts joined in the center.  The sweet otter is colored with Stampin’ Blends and holds a row of horizontal die-cut hearts.  The sentiment and otter are stamped and die cut in circular shapes and layered onto scallop circles.  Red rhinestones add the finishing touch. 

01.22.22 Otter Red msgThe message layer Debbie created is very similar to the one used for the Valentine wreath card.  We have a strip of the Sweet Talk DSP and the LOVE heart.  However, the “Happy to have you in my life” message on a Blushing Bride heart is included so you can use that to embellish your message if preferred.

01.22.22 Otter Blush msgHere is the link for the January-June 2022 Mini Catalog so you can see the fun Valentine bundle we used:  January-June Mini Catalog.  If you want to check out the SALE-A-BRATIONS catalog and see the cute otter set, go to:  January-February Sale-A-Bration.

Remember – 20% off on Stampin-Up products.  The discount is from me celebrating my 18 years with Stampin-Up.  February is again, Cards to Go, and cards can be picked up on February 3rd.  So let me know which cards you wish to send out.  March should have us all together again for our creative times.  This is a wonderful time to let others know you appreciate them and are thinking of them.

Blessings (and stay warm), Rosemary – (H)630.759.3089 – (C)630,965.1965 –


‘”LOVE is like sunshine.”  How can we bring sunshine into the lives of others?  February Cards to Go has 4 perfect answers.  Let’s take a look at the first one:

01.22.22 Val Wreath RedThe Stampin’Up Arrange a Wreath bundle of stamps and dies is one of those sets that has many uses.  This is a set I continue to use even though it is retired.  Debbie designed this gentle red, Blushing Bride and white card.  The Brick and Mortar Embossing Folder provides lots of background texture.  The wreath is die-cut with the free Sale-A-Brations DSP Simply Marbleous Blushing Bride DSP.  Red hearts and flowers embellish the wreath with rhinestones centered in the flowers and double die-cut bow..  The love heart is one of my favorite dies and is perfect for this card.  2 additional red hearts provide balance.

01.22.22 Val Wreath BlushBut – what if the card recipient is not someone you feel comfortable giving a LOVE embellishment.  What if a LIKE embellishment would be more appropriate.  Well, we don’t have LIKE embellishments, but we do have a nice message that reads “HAPPY TO HAVE YOU IN MY LIFE.”  This is perfect for most anyone as we are KIND crafters and one thing America needs desperately is KINDNESS.  Debbie stamped this message in red on a Blushing Bride heart and it is a perfect embellishment when LOVE just won’t work. 

01.22.22 Val Wreath Blush Msg01.22.22 Val Wreath Redd Msg

The message layer features a strip of DSP that matches the wreath.  Happy Valentines Day is the message and if you choose, you can add the heart that you did not use on the front.  Both hearts will be included in your February Cards to Go.

I’m feeling positive that we can return to cards at my home in March.  The current variant appears to be waning and we certainly want to take advantage of that.

My birthday with Stampin’ Up is January 29th – 18 years.  To celebrate, I thought I would offer an 18% discount on Stampin’ Up products for the month of February.  But I decided 18% would be way too hard to figure out so I settled on a 20% discount for the month of February.  This not only celebrates my years with Stampin’ Up but gives you the opportunity to save money and obtain some free items from Sale-A-Brations.  We used the Simply Marbleous DSP from Sale-A-Brations last month, and on the card above.  Our next card uses a Sale-A-Brations stamp set. 

February Cards to Go will be ready for pick up on Thursday, February 3rd.  So let me know as soon as you can which cards you would like so we can pack up the orders.  I miss you!  I will be glad when we can get together and have some laughter!  I miss our laughter and companionship!  In the meantime – STAY WARM!

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


01.17.21 traditional card frontThe final valentine card sample for our February Stamp Camp Therapy Kit is a traditional valentine in Real Red, Blushing Bride and Rococo Rose.  The red background is deeply embossed with hearts.  Two punched scalloped hearts with gold metallic accents embellish the punched Rococo Rose braid.  The third heart is punched from retired pink glimmer paper.  The sentiment is stamped in red on Blushing Bride cs and popped up with dimensionals.

01.18.21 traditional message layer

Additional punched pink glimmer hearts adorn the card front and message layer.  The message layer is left for you to add your own words. 

Prices for the card kits remain the same as 2020 – $3.50  each for any 4 cards and $3.00 for each card thereafter.  I anticipate kits will be ready by January 27th which will allow adequate time for crafting and mailing. 

Don’t forget to check out Sale-a-Brations.  Log onto my Stampin’Up Website at  and take advantage of these free offerings. 

I’m looking forward to future stamp camps where we can create, laugh and appreciate friendship.  In the meantime, wear your mask, wash your hands, pray and enjoy creating from our Stamp Camp Therapy Kit. 

Please let me know as soon as you can which cards you would like to make.  Feel free to text me at 630.965.1965.

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


01.17.21 Retro Girl Valentine card frontThis print seems so large but what I was using was too small.  I’m using my new laptop so it’s trial and error time.

I call this valentine “Retro Girl.”  She is copied from the Graphic Fairy Website that I subscribe to.  The Scan’nCut did the cutting for us and a 2-layer glimmer heart is her flower.  Tiny pink pearls festoon her skirt and hair bow.  Wink of Stella adds glimmer and the retired Falling Hearts embossing folder gives us texture and dimension. 

01.17.21 Retro Girl Valentine message layerThe message layer features a pink glimmer heart and a stamped white heart that can be layered on the Rococo Rose punched heart.  The messages for the cards you have seen thus far can be interchanged as you wish.  I miss not having you here so you can choose and stamp the messages yourself.

One card left – stay tuned!

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


01.17.21 Black and White card frontI love black and white!  This combination is a WOW!  The Designer Series Paper (DSP) from the True Love DSP jumps at me.  The ornate heart from the Floral Heart Dies is simply beautiful.  The embossed sentiment pops at you from the unique banner that is scored and folded to provide the 3-D effect.  This card is not at all difficult.  You layer paper, adhere the heart flat, fold the embossed message on the score lines and adhere to the card front.

01.17.21 Black and White messageThe message layer gives us a little bit of color with a scalloped heart that can be layered to the white stamped heart if you choose.  A strip of matching DSP ties the front and message layers together.

As I mentioned earlier, cards should be ready for pickup by 1.27.21 and I will notify you if they are ready earlier.  It’s helpful if you can let me know as soon as you have decided which cards you choose to make.  Feel free to text me at 630.965,1965.  Stay well!

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