August Stamp Camp–Welcoming Window–resending

TRUE CONFESSION:  I don’t know which card from August Stamp Camp that I like the best.  I usually have a favorite – but not this month!  Let’s start with WELCOMING WINDOW!

07.27.21 Welcoming Window card PoppyThis darling set is on page 15 of the current annual catalog.  The dies are great and emboss as they cut leaving nicely textured wood images.  I cased this card from another Stampin’Up demonstrator – Cindy Lee Bee Designs – as I fell in love with the curtain idea.


07.27.21 Welcoming Window msg PoppyMy colors are Crumb Cake, Early Espresso, Poppy Parade.  The curtains are actually a 1 1/2 X 1 1/2 square of leftover Plaid Tidings DSP from 2020 punched with a scallop edge.  The Brick and Mortar 3D Embossing Folder adds wonderful texture.  A Cinnamon Cider flower pot boasts a Poppy Parade plant on the message layer.

07.27.21 Welcoming Window card CobblerThe second sample includes Cherry Cobbler curtains and flowers.  You can choose the pattern and flower/curtain color of your choice.  The flowers are 2-step stamping.  I haven’t decided if its easier to stamp the flowers and then the greenery or vice versa.

07.27.21 Welcoming Window msg CobblerA cute pitcher holds a flower bouquet on the message layer.  The Stamp Set/Die Bundle includes several flower pot sizes as well as this darling pitcher.

August Stamp Camp will be held on Thursday August 5 from 10 am – 4 pm, Friday August 6 from 10am – 4 pm, and Saturday August 7 from 9 am – 2:30 pm.  Please note the time on Saturday as we have a conflicting engagement.

imageTake advantage of the selected DSP on sale.  Share with a crafting buddy or 2.  Read all about it at July Designer Series Paper Special – this sale ends July 31, 2021.


Click on the image above for a free digital download you can use for creating cards or other artwork.  This free download is available until mid 2021.

Looking forward to seeing you next week.  Please let me know what day you choose to come and which cards you would like to make!

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

The Elegant White Poinsettia

Trying once again to send this Post. 

While creating the white poinsettia card, 2 things occurred – first, CHRISTMAS fell on the craft room floor and it took husband Norb several minutes to find it.  Second, I found JOY in the bathroom!  How many of you can say Christmas fell to the floor and you found joy in the bathroom?

08.26.20-White-Poinsettia-foil_thumbThis card has created some discussion within my family – which do you prefer – the red or the white poinsettia?  I love them both so I have yet to make a decision.  This elegant card features a 2 layered poinsettia that is die cut with the Poinsettia dies from the Plush Poinsettia flocked designer paper. 

08.26.20-White-Poinsettia-white-and-[2]The background DSP for our white poinsettia is the 6X6 Feels Like Frost DSP.  This comes in several patterns of foil with white designs as we see above, and white with foil designs as we see here.  The die cut poinsettias are adhered with glue dots; silver metallic and Shaded Spruce die cut branches embellish the flower. 

08.26.20-White-Poinsettia-close_thumThe beautiful beaded pearl embellishment used on the red poinsettia is also used here.  The Mint Macaron leaves match the card layer.  Note the Christmas Joy.  Using the Sizzix adhesive paper under the cs, one set is die cut in Mint Macaron and one in Shaded Spruce.  They are layered with the spruce shadowing the mint.  Originally, I used the Mint Macaron alone but it was too light.  Using just the Shaded Spruce, the effect was too heavy.  By layering, I was able to keep the peaceful effect but make it legible. 

08.26.20-White-Poinsettia-uns_thumb9Using the same foil as the card front, a miniature poinsettia is made and a dot of yellow Stickles is added.  The tiny flowers are perfect for the card message layer.

So – which do you prefer?  The White Poinsettia or the Red?  I’m interested in learning your preference.  Please let me know as soon as you can which day you will be coming and what cards you choose to create.  Stay tuned for So Much Happy!

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


08.26.20 Red Poinsettia and envDoes this say CHRISTMAS to you?  Poinsettias are a must in my holiday decorating and have always been a favorite.  The Red Velvet cs used for the poinsettia is a dream to craft with.  The background Plush Poinsettia paper is fun to work with.

08.26.20 Red Poinsettia

The green leaves, red satin ribbon, silver accents and beautiful beaded pearl centers embellish the poinsettia perfectly.  Christmas joy is die cut and adheres easily with a few dabs of liquid adhesive.  The silver metallic accents are die cut from my small collection of assorted branch dies.

08.26.20 Red Poinsettia closeCan you see the embossed veins in the poinsettia petals and the leaves?  The dies do both – emboss and die cut with beautiful results.  The flocked Plush Poinsettia paper is 12 X 12 and has 3 patterns of which I have used 2 in the samples.  The dies include the 3 layer sizes shown here plus leaves, branches, flower centers, a full poinsettia die and a teensy flower die.  This smallest poinsettia has become a favorite of mine.

08.26.20 Red Poinsettia msg layer closeI think these small poinsettias are perfect for the message layer of the card.  I adhered 2 together and added the yellow center with Stickles.  I’m embarrassed to say how old this tube of stickles is, but it still works perfectly.  I’ve used yellow Stickles as the actual flower of the poinsettia is the yellow center.  The red petals are bracts.

The Red Christmas Poinsettia is one of the cards being offered at September Stamp Camp – September 3rd from 10am to 4 pm, September 4th from 10am to 4pm, and September 5th from 9am to 4pm.  Masks are required as is frequent hand washing.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate so that breaks and eating can be done outside.  If we encounter rain, the garage may become our break room.  I am still limiting the number of attendees – especially with the increased Covid-19 infection rate in Will County.  Following Governor Pritzker’s rules, our stamp camp will not allow party buses, our gaming tables will be closed at 11pm, and room capacity will be limited to 25%. 

There is a minor change to pricing for September Stamp Camp.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards but additional poinsettia cards will be $3.50 each.  Additional Sunflower Shakers or So Much Happy will remain $3.00. 

As always, I ask for as much advance notice as possible to insure I have the quantity of cards ready when you come.  Stay tuned for the next blog post. 

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

You’re the Best (re-posting)

I believe this posted prematurely and now I’m having difficulty getting it to post.  If you receive it more than once, I apologize. 

I’ve wanted to use this set for some time, and with the help of the Scan and Cut, here we go!

05.30.20-Just-my-Type-red_thumb66This cute set – P.S. You’re the Best – was one of the sets I purchased 2 years ago, and never used.  There are no dies, but it can be easily cut with snips, or in this case, use the Scan and Cut.  A black shadow that is slightly larger than the stamped image is also cut.  The only newsprint Designer Series Paper (DSP) in my archives is Vanilla, so the card ends up in Very Vanilla, Basic Black and a touch of Real Red.

05.30.20-Just-my-Type-gingham_thumb5Although it is hard to see, this typewriter keys and space bar have been colored with Stampin’ Blends Smoky Slate.  If you choose, you can color more, less or none as shown in the first sample.  The typewriter “paper” is stamped with the alphabet and a tiny red glimmer butterfly rests nearby.  The ribbon and bow are either 1/4” red gingham or 3/8” Real Red.  The envelope is stamped “You’re just my type”. 

05.30.20-Just-my-Type-msg-red_thumb5The message layer allows a more personalized message.  This message layer features a stamped typewriter with the sentiment stamped in Real Red.  The corners are festooned with Real Red 3/8” satin ribbon to match the bow on the card front.

05.30.20-Just-my-Type-msg-gingham_thThe message layer shown here is stamped with a different sentiment and has the red gingham ribbon to match the card front.  You can choose the sentiment from the set for the message layer.  You can also choose the bow and matching ribbon. 

Youre-the-Best-message-choices_thumbThe sentiment choices are shown here and will be stamped in Real Red.  Note the flower and heart choices if you’re not sure what to say.  However, “You’re the best” is a safe choice for most folks unless you are sending the card to your arch enemy!  You can also leave the typewriter “paper” blank. 

As noted in the 2 previous blogs, this will be a Non-Stamp Camp and you can pick up your card packets which will not be made until ordered.  The cost remains $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card. 

Healthy Blessings,

Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (Cell/text)630.965.1965 –


Sending Spring 1I think this is is a lovely spring card – daisies, tulips and gingham!  The sending Flowers Die set is part of the Sale-A-Brations promotion available for $27.  Check it out here Sale-A-Brations Coordination.  The die is one piece – the leaves, flowers, circle and leaflets all from this wonderful die. The flower stems and leaves are colored with Stampin’ Blends.  The sample shown here uses light and dark Call Me Clover Blends.  Quite truthfully, it is much easier and faster to use one color for the stems/leaves.  Sending Spring Dies

There are 2 separate dies for the flower heads which allows for colorful flower faces to be adhered to the blossom.  There are 3 daisy sizes and I think 2 tulip sizes.  When I measure the 2 larger tulips they appear to be the same size but sometimes I think my eyes are playing tricks on me and 1 might be smaller than the other!

Sending Spring 2The first sample of Sending Spring Flowers is done with a rainbow of colors.  The second sample red daisies and purple tulips.  Both samples have pearls centered in the daisies.  The sentiments for both cards use the dies included with the set.  The card stock choices for Sending Spring Flowers are Night of Navy as seen here as Mint Macaron as seen above.  There is an assortment of gingham designer series paper to choose from. 

Sending Spring Flowers paper assortment

An assortment of blue, red, pink orange, lavender, and yellow is available for the Sending Spring Flowers cards.

This is a fun card and I think you will enjoy it!  I hope you can make it to March Stamp Camp –

Mini Catalog

Hi Crafters!  I want to make sure everyone has access to the January-June 2020 Mini Catalog so I’m including the link here.  Make sure you check these stamps, embellishments and dies out because when they’re gone, they’re gone!!! 


Imagine sitting with a friend sipping tea and having your friend tell you how wonderful you are!

04.24.19 Teapot lightWhat says a cup of tea better than a teapot?  This Berry Burst teapot is layered on a Whisper White embossed card front.  Debbie designed this card and chose to embellish the card front layer with beautiful Blushing Bride roses from the Petal Promenade DSP.  The top edge of the DSP is die cut with one of the Delicate Lace Edgelits Dies.  The teapot features a die-cut flower colored with Stampin’ Blends and embellished with a coordinating center.  This same flower is added to the corner of the card front and to the message layer.  The sentiment is stamped in black, die cut, and framed in Berry Burst.  Look further down to see this card with a different DSP.

04.24.19 Teacup lightAnd what goes with a teapot?  Well, a teacup, of course.  This card coordinates nicely with the teapot card and uses the same materials, but the card is done vertically instead of horizontally.  The 3 teacups are balanced one on top of the other and feature the same die-cut flower seen on the teapot sample. These flowers are embellished with a single pearl.  Wouldn’t this card be a great way to tell a friend how wonderful they are?







04.24.19 Teapot darkBut maybe you are not a Blushing Bride rose person – maybe you like roses with more depth and variety.  Debbie chose this DSP as an alternate to the one shown above.  The Mossy Meadow of the roses matches the card perfectly.  This is the same card as the first sample but uses a different Petal Promenade DSP pattern. 



04.24.19 Teacup darkOur final Tea Together sample also features the alternate Petal Promenade DSP.  I love the look of these old fashioned roses.

Which pattern Petal Promenade DSP will you choose?  Which card – the teapot, the teacup or both?  Lots of decisions for May Stamp Camp.  As a final reminder, May Stamp Camp is scheduled for Thursday May 2nd from 12 N – 6 PM, Friday May 3rd from 2 – 6 PM, and Saturday May 4th from 9 AM – 4 PM.  If these dates/times don’t work for you, please contact me and we can schedule an another date/time.  All tools and supplies are supplied and the fridge has soda pop and water.  Chances are quite good that a snack of some type will be found on the kitchen counter.  Cost for May Stamp Camp is $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each additional card.  Please let me know which day you will be coming and which cards you wish to make.

Remember that the current Stampin’ Up catalogs retire June 3rd.  To see items that will not be coming back, please check out the retiring list at Last Chance Products.  If supplies of these items exhaust before June 3rd, the items will not be replenished.

May Stamp Camp is a great opportunity to create cards for your wonderful friends.  I look forward to seeing you as you are MY WONDERFUL FRIENDS!

Spring Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell/text)630.965.1965 –


04.24.19 Sweet Storybook 1Did I ever tell you you’re wonderful? Sweet Storybook is a cute card with one mouse expressing his feelings to the other. This Poppy Parade and Mango Melon card is developed using the “double Z” technique.  The DSP  is from the Painted Seasons Sale-A-Brations promotion.  The mushrooms and greenery from the DSP fit the theme of our card perfectly.  The front “Z” panel has 4 layers – Poppy Parade, the mushroom layer, the mice layer, and the top layer of Lemon-Lime Twist leaves. 

04.24.19 Sweet Storybook 2The second sample is opened a bit more to allow you to see the “double Z”.  Matching dies allow for easy cutting of the mice and leaves.  The large mushroom is stamped and colored with Stampin’ Blends in Poppy Parade and Melon Mango.  The mice are stamped in black and can be colored with stamps or with Stampin’ Blends.  I found it easier to color with the Blends; stamping the color needs to be quite exacting.  The sentiment can be stamped under the Melon Mango “Z”. The card lays flat when fully open.  

Isn’t this card the perfect way to tell a friend how wonderful they are.  This would be such a pick-me-up to receive in the mail!  As a reminder, May Stamp Camp is scheduled for Thursday May 2nd from 12 N – 6 PM, Friday May 3rd from 2 – 6 PM, and Saturday May 4th from 9 AM – 4 PM.  As always, if dates/times don’t work for you, please contact me and we can schedule an alternate time. 

It’s very helpful if you would let me know which day you are coming and which cards you would like to do.  This allows me to have enough of the cards cut that you might choose to do. 

Hope to see you at May Stamp Camp!

Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell/text)630.965.1965 –


04.24.19 DandelionDid I ever tell you you’re wonderful? “Dandelion Wishes” is an elegant card and perfect for reaching out to a friend with the ultimate compliment.  Debbie designed this card using one of her favorite colors – Lemon-Lime Twist – a color retiring on June 3, 2019.  This simple dandelion is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black on a Bokeh Dots stamped background.  The Bokeh Dots set features 2 stamps that are perfect for backgrounds.  The stamped  art piece is framed in Lemon-Lime and white and rests elegantly on retired Lemon-Lime DSP.   The sentiment is the same for all May Stamp Camp cards – DID I EVER TELL YOU YOU’RE WONDERFUL,” and is stamped on Whisper White, punched out with the scallop punch and framed on a large oval punched Lemon-Lime Twist scrap.

Like Lemon-Line Twist, both Bokeh Dots and Dandelion Wishes stamp sets retire on June 3 or sooner if supplies exhaust.  Don’t forget to check the retiring list at Last Chance Products

As a reminder, May Stamp Camp is scheduled for Thursday May 2nd from 12 N – 6 PM, Friday May 3rd from 2 – 6 PM, and Saturday May 4th from 9 AM – 4 PM.  As always, if dates/times don’t work for you, please contact me and we can schedule an alternate time.  Hope you can make it!

Spring Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell/text)630.965.1965 –


Our theme for May is “Cards for Gals.”  One way we can honor the gals we know is to tell them how wonderful they are.  When was the last time someone told you that you are wonderful?  May Stamp Camp gives us the opportunity to tell 4 or more women friends that they are WONDERFUL!

04.24.19 Hoppy 1“Did I ever tell you you’re wonderful?”  I love our hoppy frogs – one complementing his friend who is celebrating by riding a unicycle while juggling bees.  This hoppy card is done in Night of Navy, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce. The frogs, dragonfly, bike and bees are colored with Stampin’ Blends.  A strip of Happiness Blooms DSP adds a bit of interest.  Matching dies allows us to cut our shapes in a jiffy.  Wink of Stella leaves our little characters nice and sparkly.   This card is a wonderful way to compliment a friend.

04.24.19 Hoppy 2Our second Hoppy sample features a few changes.  The Happiness Blooms DSP strip is flipped to the back side.  A yellow lily floats on a Shaded Spruce lily pad.  The gems on the crown and lily are a coral instead of the red rhinestones used on the first sample.  As in the first sample, Stampin’ Dimensionals pop up our frogs, dragonfly and unicycle.  This is such a cheerful card.

At May Stamp Camp, you can color your frogs any color you want.  Although I chose Call Me Clover, perhaps you want another shade of green or even brown.  May Stamp Camp is scheduled for Thursday May 2nd from 12 N – 6 PM, Friday May 3rd from 2 – 6 PM, and Saturday May 4th from 9 AM – 4 PM.  As always, if dates/times don’t work for you, please contact me and we can schedule an alternate time.  Judy C had the pleasure of a re-schedule earlier this month and enjoyed sitting in the craft studio with me as she made her cards.  I provide all tools and materials needed to complete your chosen cards and the fridge always is full of soda pop and water. 

As a reminder, the SU Retired Products List is out and can be found at Last Chance Stampin’Up Products.  Although products in our current catalogs are valid thru June 3rd, when supplies of these retiring products run out, they will not be replenished.  So, if there is something you want now, please order it.  On a sad note, “Lovely as a Tree” stamp set is retiring.  This is the oldest stamp set and has been available the full 15 years that I have been a SU Demonstrator.  I would suggest you start checking the SU Clearance Rack starting May 7th.  When new discounted items are added to the Clearance Rack, these items appear on a Tuesday.  As we approach the June 3 retirement date, retiring items in heavy supply may appear on the Clearance Rack which can be accessed here at Clearance Rack.

I’m looking forward to seeing you at May Stamp Camp.  It’s helpful if you let me know which day you are coming and which cards you wish to do.  The cost is $14 for any 4 cards and $3 for each card thereafter. 

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630.759.3089 – (cell/text)630.965.1965 –