Season of ThanksThe beautiful leaves on our Season of Thanks card are reminiscent of the autumn colors seen on so many of our trees.  The Gathered Leaves Dies give the leaves a realistic look as they emboss as well as die-cut.  These copper and gold metallic leaves are perfect for this season.  The Early Espresso card is layered with Calypso Coral and DSP from the realistic looking Pressed Petals suite.  A large Calypso Coral background leaf is stamped in Terra Cotta Tile and a pair of stamped and die-cut pumpkins center the gathering of leaves.  The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso on a die cut circle of Naturals Ivory (an ancient SU card stock from years past).   A jolly turkey from the Day of Thanks stamp set is stamped in Early Espresso, cut with our Scan’n’Cut, and colored with Stampin’ Blends.  Finally, a small piece of copper trim and 3 metallic pearls finish this beautiful Thanksgiving card. 

We’ve seen 2 Thanksgiving cards featured at our November Stamp Camp on November 7, 8, and 9.  Now it’s time to take a look at Christmas.

Hope to see you soon!  Rosemary – (h)630.759.3089 – (c)630.965.1965 –


March Stamp Camp is titled Bunches of Butterflies.  Butterflies help us remember that spring really is just around the corner – just 24 days as of today.

March 19 metal 1This is a card that sparkles.  The “Beauty Abounds Cling Bundle” provides the butterflies and the Grapefruit Grove foil sheets from the Sale-A-Bration special, provide the sparkle.  The Whisper White top layer is stamped in Merry Merlot and Grapefruit Grove and is layered on Grapefruit Grove and Merry Merlot cs.  The top layer of butterflies is die cut on Merry Merlot and the bottom butterflies are die cut on Grapefruit Grove foil.  The merlot butterflies are carefully adhered to the grapefruit butterflies and adhered to stamped white layer.  Rhinestones are added to give a bit more sparkle.  The sentiment is stamped and die cut with a stitched circle framelit and adhered to a small piece of 5/8” Whisper White flax ribbon. 

02.24.19 foil on topThe second offering reverses the Merry Merlot and Grapefruit Grove foil butterfly layers.  This card simply gleams.  The background is stamped the same as the previous sample.  Rhinestones are not added as there is there is sufficient sparkle from the foil. 

To prep for this card, there will be Merry Merlot and Grapefruit Grove foil adhered to the Sizzix adhesive sheets.  This will alleviate gluing the top butterfly layer to the bottom.


March Stamp Camp is just around the corner – March 7th from 12N – 6 pm. March 8th from 2 pm – 6 pm, and March 9th from 9 am – 4 pm.  If you have a date/time conflict, please let me know and we can set up an alternate time.  The cost is $14 and includes everything you will need to make your Bunches of Butterflies

Sale-A-Bration continues until March 31st.  A second release is now available with Sale-A-Bration.  You can see all the available Sale-A-Bration products at 2019 Sale-A-Bration.  My favs for the second release are:


This embossing folder is the best thing since the Big Shot!  We will be doing a card with this embossing folder in April or May.  The floral impression is absolutely beautiful.



02.24.19 100 offeringThis item is the Painted Seasons Bundle.  This didn’t “WOW” me at first.  However, as the matching dies became available at additional cost, I started seeing cards and other creative ideas that I absolutely loved.  So this has become my second favorite item from the second release.

And don’t forget that I am offering 20% on all SU paper products until the end of February.

Hope to see you at March Stamp Camp!

Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell)630.965-1965 –

More “Wet” Cards

Today I am going to share the remaining two cards for our “Everything Water” Stamp Camp:

RainbootThis cute little rain boot comes from the “Bootiful Occasions” Stamp Set in the main Stampin’ Up catalog.  To give it a wet look, the rain boot was stamped in Midnight Muse, colored in Pool Party and embossed twice with clear embossing powder before it was cut out.  Little flowers are popping out of the boot bringing true the statement “When the rain is done, out comes the son.”  The Pool Party card is embossed with the Framed Tulips Folder while the Whisper White cs is embossed with lofty clouds from the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder.  I added the new Bitty Butterfly to match the flowers.  . 

Rainboot_1Of course, the blooming stem can be done in any color. I used the branch from the Bird Builder Punch, and flowers punched from the Trio Flower Punch and the Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack.  Here is the same card with flowers punched in Daffodil, So Saffron, and the retired Barely Banana.  It is easy to carry the theme through by adding a stem with several flowers inside the card.  As shown below,  I stamped the boot image, and flowers from the “Bordering on Romance” stamp set on the envelope. 

Rainboot envelope

Our final card for the “Everything Water” Stamp Camp is “Oh Whale.”  This is a cute card for children or anyone with a fun-loving personality.  Get Whale SoonOh Whale 1     







“Oh Whale” comes with several messages including “Whale you be mine?”, “Thanks a ton!,” “Whalecome!” and “Get whale soon.”  Of course any message could be used depending on the occasion.  Designer paper from the Sunshine & Sprinkles set provides the ocean background.  The circle punch from the Itty Bitty Punch pack is used to punch the shape of the top waves.  The whale is stamped in Pacific Point and die-cut with the “Happy Whale” clearlits die and Big Shot.  The Two Way Glue Pen is used with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to add sparkle to the waves.  Fluffy clouds are cut out from Whisper White cs embossed with the Cloudy Day Embossing Folder.  We found that the clouds show up more when sponged lightly with Pacific Point. 

Our “Everything Water” Stamp Camp is right around the corner – this Friday, April 5th from 4 PM – 9 PM, and Saturday, April 6th from 9 AM – 4 PM.  We look forward to seeing you.  If you are pretty sure you will be attending, it is helpful if you can let me know.  However, if you decide at the last second to drop by, we will always have a few extra sets of cut paper.  If you can’t make it, but want to do the cards, let me know, and we will have a kit prepared for you to pick up and put together at your leisure.  The kits include stamped images, completed embossing, sponging, die cutting and all embellishments.  You only have to provide the adhesive and manpower to put the card together.  The cost for the stamp camp and for the kit is $10. 

St. Patrick’s Day and Easter both at the March Stamp Camp

I can’t believe how fast the year is progressing.  However, if it would warm up 20 degrees or so, I would be much happier.  As I have shared many times before, I absolutely HATE the cold weather. I wear sweats and a turtle neck and still freeze.  I have the thermostat set at 75 and STILL freeze – but don’t worry, I will turn the temperature down for March Stamp Camp.

It’s hard to believe we are doing both St. Patrick’s Day and Easter cards at one Stamp Camp.  I mentioned to Granddaughter Jailyn that Papa (my hubby) had put up the Easter decorations.  Her comment was:  “But isn’t March next?”  I had to tell her that Easter was in March this year – the last day of March – but still in March. 

Stamp Camp will be the normal date – first full weekend in March – March 1st and 2nd.  Debbi designed a darling St. Patrick’s Day card for this stamp camp – done with punches.  We haven’t done a punched card in quite some time!

St Patrick's Day CardThe  message is hard to read, but says “Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  Deb colored several rhinestones green and inserted them in the message.  The chevron embossing folder provides texture to the background layer.  Mr. Leprechaun features a poppy red beard and mustache.  The barrel features “gold” from  champagne glimmer card stock.  A bit of poppy ribbon provides a finishing touch and more texture to the card.  Assorted punches provide the different shapes needed to create the card.  Deb has pre-punched some of the smaller pieces and we will have everything out that you will need for this card.  

Easter ZI believe this is the first “Z” card I have ever made.  The base card stock is cut lengthwise at 4 1/2”.  The card is then scored at 5 1/2” and 2 3/4”.  I chose an Elegant Eggplant and Wisteria color theme.  The new Secret Garden stamp set and framelit dies provide these crisp looking flowers and leaves.  I stamped the images with VersaMark on Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Elegant Eggplant , and Pear Pizazz card stock.  The images were then embossed with clear embossing powder.  This provides the shiny detail..  Finally, I used the Secret Garden framelits to die cut the images for a crisp effect.  I then used my snips to cut to out the center of the Peony (or is that a Gardenia?) A Stampin’ Dimensional adds depth when putting the 2 pieces of the Peony together.  More dimension was added by using a dimensional under the eggplant lily.  Finally, 2 butterflies and a few pearls embellish the card.  I love the finished effect and think this would be a lovely card for any occasion.    Although I will have some images embossed and precut in the colors used on this card, you can do your own flowers in any colors you choose.

These are just 2 of the 4 cards we will be doing at the March Stamp Camp –Friday,  March 1st from 4 – 9 PM and Saturday, March 2nd from 9 AM – 4 PM.  We will be doing 2 other cards that can be used for Easter, spring, or any occasion.  The cost is $10.  This includes all materials as well as liquid refreshment (no – that does not mean beer, wine or stronger drinks.) 

Also, mark your calendars for the April Stamp Camp – April 5th and 6th.  I am so excited about this stamp camp – everything will be “water” related – a rain boot, an ocean, rain umbrellas , and ??? (I’m having a senior moment!)  And don’t forget about  Sale-A-Brations – ends March 22, 2012.  You can choose free product from the Sale-A-Brations booklet for every $50 in product you purchase. 

Blessings, Rosemary – 630.759.3089 –

It’s Fall Festival time

I forgot to mention that I purchased MDS (My Digital System) from Stampin’ Up last month.  I placed a $400 order which qualified for 1 item at 50% off.  Son Larry came over and walked me through our Halloween Open House invitation.  I had ordered the MDS Poison download to design the invitation.  It was so odd to design a card using this method.  However, it was a much faster way to do 60+ cards!!!

So let’s look at more projects for the October Fall Festival Stamp Camp this weekend!  This first card is a “do the one you want!”  You can choose either the wreath or the Halloween owl!  The basic card is the same and we will cut the DSP after you have decided which card you choose to do.  Both cards use images from “Warmest of Wishes” stamp set on page 5 of the Holiday Mini.   Will you go fall or Halloween?  I’ve shown 2 versions of the Fall Wreath card – one with the center cut out and one without.

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        Halloween Owl

Our fourth card is very fall and I think very striking.  I CAS’d the idea of the pears and the green checked paper, but changed the other cs colors, ribbon, and layering.  I used this image from the “Always Thankful” set on page 19 in the Holiday Mini.  I thought we might do the wheelbarrow with pumpkins next month.  Water coloring the pears and basket goes very quickly.  The DSP comes from the Frostwood Lodge set. 

GratefulSo what’s left?  I promised 5 projects, but I still need to put #5 together.  We will each be doing a cellophane treat bag similar to the samples shown on page 11 of the Holiday Mini.  My Granddaughter Kristin designed bag toppers today for these little cuties.  We will use M&M’s or licorice to fill the treat bags.  I was discussing which candy to use with 6 year-old Granddaughter Jailyn and she informed me that “Gram, EVERYONE likes M&M’s.  As soon as Hubby Norb can load the bags with the little candies, we will take a picture and post it on this blog. 

Debbie and I hope to see you this weekend:  Friday October 7th, 3 PM to 11 PM – and – Saturday October 8th, 9 AM – 4 PM.  As always, all paper will be cut and scored, and all accessories will be supplied. 

Don’t forget to check out the Clearance Rack on Stampin’ UP –  I received several orders today, but want to batch them together so no one gets stuck with the full postage.  So let me know if there is something you want.  Finally, several specials Stampin’ Up has right now.  Let me know if you are interested!

PrintJoin Stampin’ Up as a demonstrator and you will receive a FREE Big Shot – or $100 in free product!  If you have ever given any thought, please talk to me.  This is an excellent opportunity.  Even if you have a Big Shot, $100 in free product is a wonderful incentive. 



cookiepress_LP_b1_US_sept2011Is this not just the coolest thing?  My goal (now don’t laugh) is to make cookies for our Halloween Open House stamped with the pumpkin face!  Just make your favorite shortbread cookie dough (or one of the two included recipes) and stamp away! Create beautiful, hand-stamped cookies in a flash. The stamp images are completely food-safe and child-friendly.  Item #12512 – includes solid wood handle with three interchangeable stamp images, two recipes, and tips for use – $16.95.

Buy Two Simply Sent Kits-Get a Free Stamp     

Buy two Simply Sent Kits and get a FREE coordinating stamp set! Our Simply Sent Kits are the ideal choice for the beginning crafter. The card kits offer a variety of basic themes, so it’s easy to create cards for any occasion.  Check out the Simply Sent Kits on pages 192 & 193 of the 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog


Check out these Make’N’Takes for the Catalog Kickoff

The New catalogs are off and running!

Catalog kick-off – July 16th – 9 am – 5 pm

Come and check out some of the great new products, free Make’N’Takes, refreshments and check out some cook sample cards.  Get  your coupon sheet with coupons for each month of the year, get the first crack at my retired products (10% off) and if you haven’t picked up your complimentary copy of the 2011 – 2012 Stampin’ Up Idea Book and Catalog, do it on the 16th!  And such cute Make’N’Takes!!!!!

Bowl of CherriesThis is one of the new sets – Cherish Friendship – and we will be using watercolor pencils and odor free mineral spirits.  It is unbelievable the blending you can achieve with mineral spirits!  This makes such a cute gift card or just a thoughtful touch!





Next come the ice cream cones!  I had so much fun with my flavors and the new Calypso Coral cs!  First I fixed a double berry cone followed by an orange and lime sherbet cone – Yummy!  Next came the raspberry ice followed by the absolute best triple chocolate treat!  And you know what, these aren’t Weight Watcher cones, but they have absolutely NO CALORIES!  The DSP is really cute – Just Add Cake.  PLUS, except for the sprinkles, all of this is PUNCHED!!!!  We use the new Petite Pennants Builder punch and the Cupcake Builder Punch!  These are just too cute!   What “flavor” ice cream will you scoop?

Orange Lime Sherbert coneDouble berry cone

Triple Chocolate coneRasberry Ice Cone


Finally comes Flower Fest – an absolutely cheerful stamping delight!  And – you get to play with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch!  I love this new punch – 1 punch with 3 different punch shapes.  I did 3 samples and using the same paper, came up with 3 different flower combinations.   I used butterflies because – well – I just love butterflies.  I added little rhinestones on 2 of the butterflies to carry through the bling from the flower centers. 

Makentake 1Makentake3Makentake 2

So come on over any time on the 16th!  Grab your coupon sheet (only available on July 16th), your catalog, have a bite to eat (I’m cutting up watermelon and cantaloupe) and make a card or 2 or 3!  No pressure – I promise I won’t sing.  Just come and have fun.  Give me a call or drop an E-mail if you have any questions:  630-759-3089 – – 533 Emerson Circle!

Happy Summer!  Rosemary Przybylski

Candy Wrapper Fun

Candy WrappersI absolute adore the candy wrappers made from the Bigz L Die (Page 10 in the Holiday mini catalog).  The wrapper – or treat box – takes 5 1/2 X 6 1/2” card stock and a bit of sticky strip.  Learning how to fold and twist the end is a bit tricky but let’s face it – if I can do it, ANYONE can do it!  The really fun part is decorating these fun boxes.  We will be making these candy wrappers at our October Fall Fantasy Stamp Camp on October 1st and 2nd.  Crafters will choose their card stock color and embellish as they desire- What Fun!  Feel free to give me a call if you have any questions – 630-759-3089.

Candy Wrapper end This is the end of the box after you have folded all the score lines and twisted it flat.





Candy Wrapper bats This is my Halloween candy wrapper, except as my Granddaughter Jailyn pointed out to me,  “Gram, you put the ghost on upside down.  Now  you have a white owl.”  I sprayed the bats and the upside down ghost with my “home brew” sparkle solution and they glitter when you see them in the light. 



Candy Wrapper bird

I used the bird punch on this treat box.  The designer series paper is retired and if you look closely, you can make out the poinsettia petals on the bird




Candy Wrapper fall best

Leaves and a small pumpkin embellish this fall candy wrapper.  I love the wide grosgrain ribbon and the tiny tag punched with the Jewelry Tag Punch.  I found some retired copper cording that really coordinates with the fall colors.

Candy Wrapper owl

Here is the owl punch again.  I love this punch.  When Granddaughter Jailyn saw this treat box, she felt I should give it to her as it was her favorite.  Of course she wanted it filled with candy!  Note the little “hello” tiny tag – such a cute message.


Candy Wrapper flowers

This pretty Concord Crush candy wrapper is embellished simply with So Saffron ribbon and punched Boho Blossoms with cute brad centers.  I used a bit of Tombo liquid adhesive to adhere the flowers to the box.

Don’t these look like FUN projects????

Welcome! I finally have my own blog

Hey – it’s the 21st Century and I have finally come around to blogging.  Daughter Debbie and I will be hosting this blog and we look forward to your ideas, comments and questions.