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 –


03.25.19 questionable“Lovely Lattice” is indeed lovely.  This is a stamp set that is available only through Sale-A-Brations which ends March 31st.  Poppy Parade and Whisper White is the color theme for this card.  Poppy Parade was an in-color several years ago and I am so happy Stampin’Up brought it back.  It is an orange-red unlike Real Red which is more of a blue-red.  The artwork features poppies which I colored with Poppy Parade and Call Me Clover and feature rhinestones in the flower centers.  The artwork is framed in Basic Black and the die-cut sentiment is layered on 1/2” Textured Weave Poppy Parade ribbon.  The corners of each piece of card stock have been rounded with the Detailed Trio Punch.  This punch is the easiest corner rounder I have ever used.


The second sample of “Lovely Lattice” is for the crafter who loves to color (which I do).  Like the sample above, the flowers are colored with Stampin’ Blends Poppy Parade, Call Me Clover and Shaded Spruce.  The background artwork is colored with Smoky Slate.  If you are a crafter who would like some help with the coloring, please let me know!  I would be more than happy to color for you.  “Lovely Lattice” could easily be done in other colors.  I have seen samples where the entire image was fussy cut and other samples where only a few of the flowers were framed.  This set has many possibilities.

As a reminder, April Stamp Camp is being held on Thursday April 4th from 12-6 pm, Friday April 5th from 2-6 PM, and Saturday April 6th from 9 am-4pm.  If you have a conflict with these times/dates, please let me know and I will find a date/time that works for you.  The cost for Stamp Camp is $14 for 4 cards.  If you wish to make additional cards, the cost is $3 each.  If you can let me know which day you are coming it is helpful in cutting card stock.  And if you need help with coloring – Lovely Lattice and/or Fable Friends – please let me know.  I know it seems far off, but May Stamp Camp is May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th.  We will be doing cards for our lady friends.

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


As you know, we do a Christmas Card at each Stamp Camp starting in August.  For September, we are working with the Dashing Deer bundle – page 9 of your holiday mini catalog.

08.25.18 D Deer rhinestoneThis Dashing Deer holiday card is done in Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler.  Although a very simple yet elegant card, the use of embossing folders adds so much.  The Swiss Dot (long retired) folder is used on the large circle, and the new Subtle Embossing Folder adds the linen texture to the front card layer.  I used the Stamparatus to stamp the deer.  Why?  Because I knew I would have a crisp image and could re-stamp if needed.  Dimensionals were used to pop up the background circle, and to elevate the deer.  Cutting the mini dimensionals in half allowed for stability to be added to the legs and antlers.  The die for the deer and the flowers make it so easy to produce this beautiful card.


08.25.18 D Deer pearlThe second sample is very similar to the first.  However, rhinestones were used as flower centers above, and small pearls were used as flower centers here. In addition, Wink of Stella was added to the Cherry Cobbler scalloped circle as well as the flowers.  Wink of Stella was also used carefully on the antlers.  As ink is picked up by Wink of Stella, the process was a bit nerve-wracking.  If you look closely, you will find one or two splotches where the brush left its mark. 

There are 4 Thinlits of different deer as well as two nice floral corner Thinlits.  This is a fun bundle to play with.

Out next blog post will be of the Fall Leaf Bouquet.  Stay-tune as the goal is to post it shortly.

Don’t forget to let me know if you are coming to September Stamp Camp.  Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 –

Christmas Reindeer

06.16.18 Xmas Greens GoldA bit of forest with a gold reindeer and a small poinsettia – perfect for Christmas.  The top layer of our red and green card has been embossed with the linear folder of the Petal Pair embossing folder set.  White Baker’s twine wraps around the card and a simple shoestring bow is tied around the twine and thru the sentiment.  The die for the sentiment comes from the Sweet Cake framelits.  The assorted forest branches are die cut in shades of green using the Pretty Pines Thinlits and a set of Tim Holtz dies I acquired several years ago.  The connecting point of the branches is hidden with a small Cherry Cobbler poinsettia cut from a retired Embellished Ornaments die.  The blossoms on the poinsettia are punched in gold glimmer paper but could also be done with colored rhinestones. Finally, tucked under the forest branches, we see a simple gold reindeer.

06.16.18 Xmas Greens SilverThe silver version of this card features rhinestones and a silver reindeer.  This card can also be done with additional forest branches and no reindeer.  Wink of Stella is used on the poinsettia and can be used on all or some of the forest branches. 

I hope to hear from you regarding your availability to attend the Christmas in July Stamp-a-Stack.  I am truly pleased that my sweet husband and daughter pushed me to make this happen. 

Remember, monthly stamp camp starts in August – August 2, 3 and 4.  We will be featuring the end of summer. 

Blessings, Rosemary – (home)630/759-3089 – (cell)630/965-1965 –