Make Your Own 2nd Birthday Card

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on January 29, 2018

My great nephew’s 2nd birthday was this weekend. And of course I wanted to make a 2nd birthday card that was special and one of kind just for him. In this post I’m going to share with you how to make a 2nd birthday card using Stampin’ Up!’s Number of Years stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Number of Years stamp set 2nd birthday card

It’s always so much fun being with my family.  I especially love it when it involves a party. My niece invited everyone over to her house for a fun time of cake and watching the delight in the eyes of a two year old as he opens all the presents from his family and friends. These gatherings are also very special when father is able join.

My father with his two great grandsons

I sell Stampin’ Up! card making supplies so it only seemed right to make my great nephew’s 2nd birthday card myself. The Number of Years stamp set makes it easy to make a card for any specific year birthday. I made a card back in November of last year for my sister’s Grandmother-in-law’s 95th birthday you can see HERE

Card Details

Before I assembled my card I created a background by sponging Lemon Lime Twist for grass and Pool Party for sky on a piece of Whisper White card stock. I stamped “look who’s turning” in Night of Navy. Next I glued a number 2 cut from Daper Denim cardstock under that.  I fussy cut the raccoon from the Birthday Memories paper and lifted him up on Stampin’ Dimentionals.

2nd Birthday Card Number of Years Look Whos Turning 2


Then I used another piece of Birthday Memories paper to mat it and glued it all onto a Whisper White card base.


2nd Birthday Card Number of Years Look Whos Turning 2

You can purchase all the supplies you need to make your own unique and special 2nd birthday card in my shop. Just click on the thumbnail and it will take you to that item.

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Making your own birthday cards is not only a fast and easy way to get your crafting fix, it also shows someone how much you really care.

Thank you for stopping by and don’t forget SALE-A-BRATION is still going on until March 31, 2018.  For every $50 you spend you get to pick a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

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Starting Your Own Home Based Craft Business

Posted in Team Rees
on January 26, 2018
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Are you looking for a way to make a little more cash for you family budget? Do you love crafting and wish you could do it full time and still pay the bills? Then starting your own home based craft business may be for you.  There are many ways to go about it however , I want to tell you about a way that requires:

  • Low to no investment
  • Low to no overhead
  • No employees necessary
  • No need to carry product, inventory or do any of your own content creation.

I’m talking about direct sales and specifically Stampin’ Up!

What is Stampin’ Up!?

Stampin’ Up! is a direct sales company for Hobbiests and Crafters. It offers an exclusive line of decorative rubber stamp sets and accessories for handmade cards, scrapbooking, craft projects, and home decor! Since 1988, their wide assortment of rubber stamp images, stamping techniques, and designs have been helping crafters discover and express their creativity. Stampin’ Up! products can not be found in stores, they can only be bought from a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator.

Their special stamps have become there signature product as they contain unique images and special messages that continue to inspire and strengthen relationships.

What Does it Mean to be a Demonstrator?

Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators own their own home based craft business. They sells paper crafting supplies or products they make with the supplies such as hand stamped greeting cards. They also demonstrate how to create projects with the supplies at home parties or on-line.

The Perks of Being a Demonstrator.

  • 20%-25% Off product
  • Access to the Stampin Up Demo Website – packed with ideas, video trainings, webinars, techniques, tutorials and more.
  • Access to – Stampin’ Up’s exclusive online community for demonstrators only.
  • Make some Extra Money – You can earn up to 40% commission on personal purchases & customer sales (See Career Plan for details).
  • Free Trips! Every year you are eligible to earn Stampin Up’s Incentive Trip
  • Flex Points – Like your “Credit Card Miles” You get to pick FREE items (product & more) each quarter depending on your sales.
  • Free Catalogs every time they are released
  • Free magazine – Receive our Stampin’ Success quarterly magazine – includes great tips & techniques!
  • Pre-orders & Sneak Peeks – new stamp sets before they’re available to anyone

And now is the best time to join.  Stampin’ Up! is giving 2 FREE stamp sets to everyone that signs up from now until March 31, 2018.

Click on the image to learn how.

Join the team and start your own home based craft business today

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If starting your own home based craft business is something you have always dreamed of then contact me today.  I can share with you how to get started and will help you make your business a success.

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Sweet Cupcake Celebrate Card

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on January 24, 2018
Sweet Cupcake Stampin Up Stamp Set For more information visit my blog at

I love this sweet little cupcake! I made a traditional birthday card but it can be used for any occasion.  There are Christmas cupcakes, graduation cupcakes, Valentine’s cupcakes, even Halloween cupcakes. It is definitely a stamp set that will get a lot of use!

I designed my card using a sketch from CASE this Sketch. Be sure to visit the site and see all the other creative ideas using this sketch.


Card Details

I created this birthday card using the Sweet Cupcake stamp set out of the Annual Catalog that you can purchase for yourself in my shop.

Sweet Cupcake Stampin' Up! stamp set


The Designer Series Paper is from our new Occasions Catalog called Painted with Love. I decided to frost my cupcake in Calypso Coral in order to match the paper.

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And the word “celebrate” in Fresh Fig is from a thinlit set you can get free from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog with $100 purchase.

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Remember, you can get all the items I used to make this card in my shop. Click on the thumbnail for the item you want.

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Jar of Love Valentine’s Card

Posted in Let's Get Creative
on January 22, 2018
Jar of Love stamp set by Stampin' Up! Valentine Card

Happy Monday! I hope you all had a fun weekend.  It was pretty  here in Texas. You would never believe it was below freezing last week.  Well, you know what they say, here in Texas if you don’t like the weather just wait a minute. It will change.  Hopefully where you live the weather is warmer too.

So, did you do anything crafty this weekend? Here is a Valentine I made with the Jar of Love stamp set by Stampin’ Up! I entered it in the Freshly Made Sketch challenge. Be sure to check the site out and see all the other beautiful cards using this sketch too.

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Jar of Love Stampin' Up! stamp set Valentine Card

Card Details

The Jar of Love stamp set is one of the popular stamp sets from Stampin’ Up! And I can why. It is so versatile.  I’ve seen everything from simple birthday cards to elaborate snow globe shaker cards made with it.

I made the jars using the large and medium jar stamps on Whisper White card stock and filled them with varying shades of pink hearts. The lids are done in Basic Grey, cut out and raised up with Stampin’ Dimentionals. The large bow is stamped in Sweet Sugarplum and the string bow is stamped in Fresh Fig. The banner is from the Number of Years stamp set and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Using the new Simple Stripes embossing folder I ran a piece of Sweet Sugarplum card stock through the big shot . Then I layered a Delicate Whisper White Doily and Silver Foil Doily as a foundation for the Jars of Love.

Jar of Love stamp set from Stampin' Up! Valentine Card

All the supplies to make this card are in my shop. Just click on the thumbnail of the item you want and it will take you there.
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Don’t forget SALE-A-BRATION is going on right now.

The biggest sale of the year. For every $50 you spend you get to pick an item from the SALE-A-BRATION catalog.  There are two item you can pick when you spend $100

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Have you “liked” my Facebook page? You will get more card ideas, fun engaging questions, funny videos and more.

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Wine’d Down Wednesday

Make it Pretty Monday

Freshly Made Sketches

Thank you for stopping by and happy stampin’

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National Popcorn Day

Posted in Products
on January 19, 2018
National Popcorn Day

Happy National Popcorn Day!

Here are a few fun facts about this light and fluffy treat:

Did you know people have been munching on popcorn for over 6000 years! Evidence in Peru suggests that popcorn existed as early as 4700 B.C., making it one of the oldest forms of corn. Peruvians didn’t just pop their corn; they also ground it into flour to cook in other ways.

Today, Orville Redenbacher is the #1 best-selling popcorn in the world. Its inventor, Orville, began to grow popping corn in 1919, when he was just 12 years old.

The average American eats 68 quarts of popcorn each year. Americans consume 17.3 billion of popcorn annually!

and Stampin’ Up! even has a Popcorn stamp set. It is found on page 26 in the Annual Catalog.

Ready to Pop Stampin Up stamp set and thinlits

Thanks for stopping by and happy stampin’

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