Tuesday, October 21, 2014


I made this card using the new For All Things stamp set from the new Holiday catalog.  I also used the Autumn Accents Bigz on page 232 from the main catalog.  I added a piece of burlap and one of the new Gold Basic Metal Buttons from the Holiday catalog. 

Monday, October 20, 2014


Holiday Sup catalog

This is Stampin' Up!'s new Holiday Supplement that starts today.  Be sure you check out the video below to see the new Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit.  You can also click on the link below to see the inside of the  new supplement.

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Many Merry Stars Simply Created® Kit Additional Ideas

Friday, September 12, 2014


Stampin' Up!'s new Photopolymer stamp set, You're Wonderful is such a gorgeous set!  Look at these sample cards below that are stamped and colored using this new set.  This can be used for so many occasions.  Eighteen (18) stamps for $23.95. Order number is 139158.
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Thursday, September 11, 2014


Do you ever have this problem with your "Framelits"?  You reach for your Framelits so you can create that beautiful card you've been waiting all day to put together, and your Framelits are all tangled and stuck to the tape on the packaging.  Here is the answer to that problem.

Magnetic Vent Covers!!  These magnetic pages are perfect for storing your Framelits.  Three (3) sheets, 81/2" x 11" for $5 at Loews.  Simply cut out the magnetic sheet with your scissors to the same size piece of card board that comes with the Framelits.  Lay your Framelits on the magnetic side and slide it right back into the envelope that your framelits came in.

Wa La!!  Isn't this great!  I did this to all 25 packs of my Framlits. I wish I had done this several years ago.  They are so easy to pull off and put back on and store.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014


Another card using the For All Things (135155) stamp set.  I stamped the Very Vanilla background using Cajun Craze ink and I used a green pen for the dots.  The piece of Very Vanilla in the center was cut using the Labels Collection Framelits (125598). I stamped the leaves using Cajun Craze, Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss ink and then fussy cut them and attached them to the card.  The button is the new Gold Basic Metal (133763) buttons from the Holiday catalog.

Monday, September 8, 2014


I created this card using the new For All Things (135152) stamp set from the new Holiday Catalog.  I used Stampin' Up's! Burlap Ribbon (132140) to make the little bag for the flowers and tied it up using the Linen Thread (104199).  Easy peasy card!!

Monday, September 1, 2014


Who says witches don't do laundry?!  This new stamp set, TEE-HEE-HEE on page 47 of the new Holiday catalog is so much fun. Eighteen (18) stamps for $15.95.  That's a deal!!  I made these two cards this weekend and had so much fun playing with all the pieces.  I hope you are having a fun, safe and restful Labor Day weekend.  See you tomorrow.

Thursday, August 28, 2014


Kate Liechty created this card using the Perfect Pennants stamp set on page 16 of the catalog.  She also used the Banners Framlits on page 231 and the new Washi Tape on page 190.  This is such a fun and festive card.

Chris G made this card using the new Petite Petals on page 125 of the catalog. She colored the pearls to match the flowers.  Very pretty.

Mary Skinkis created this card using the Everything Eleanor stamp set on page 69 of the catalog.  This is not a new stamp set but one not to be forgotten.  I've always loved this set.  Very pretty card.

This card was made by Mary J.  She used the Work of Art stamp set on page 165.  

I hope you have enjoyed looking at these cards, and hopefully they have given you some new ideas.


WOO HOO!!  It's here!!  The new "Make It Fun Make It Together" holiday catalog! This catalog is 51 pages of pure stamping delight.    The new holiday papers are to die for, and all the new stamps sets and accessories are the very latest in card making creativity.  If you do not have the new holiday catalog please email me at Jillybeanfl@me.com and let me know, and I will put one in the mail for you.  


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Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Angie Lunden created this beautiful card using the new Friends Who Know stamp on page 114 in the catalog.  She used the File Tabs Edgelits on page 229 on each edge of the card so they interlock, and then she used a bellyband to keep the card closed.  I love this idea.

This card is so beautiful with all the colors.  Arlyne Dagostino designed this card using the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set on page 165 of the catalog.  She then stamped the butterflies using the Papillon Potpourri on page 149 and punched them out using the Elegant Butterfly punch on page 219.

MaryAnn Kasper made this fun birthday card using the Age Awareness stamp set on page 50 in the catalog.  She also used the really fun Beach House Washi Tape on page 190.  This is a really cute birthday card.

I hope you enjoyed these cards, and I will see you tomorrow for some more.

Monday, August 25, 2014


For the next few days I thought I would share with you some of the swaps I received at convention last month.  I made 100 swaps and received 100 swaps back and I love every one of them, but I have picked out some of my very favorites to share with you.

 Judy Cash created this card and she used the new Work of Art stamp set on page 165 in the catalog.  She also used the new In-Colors ink and card stock on page 179.  I love these colors together!  

Belinda Mansell made this card using the Work of Art stamp set and the new For Your Country stamp set on page 153 of the catalog. I absolutely love this card!  

Jo Ann Bernard created this card using The Open Sea stamp set on page 131 of the catalog.  This is not a new stamp set, but I never get tired of seeing it and using it.  Jo Ann embossed the background and stamped the ship and added a piece of the new Moonlight designer paper.  She also added a piece of the Early Espresso Bakers Twine to tie it all up.  

Is this card gorgeous or what?  Dawn DePalma used the By the Tide stamp set on page 131 of the catalog.  Again, not a new stamp set but a real treasure to use.  I love how Dawn used the oval Occasions Paper Piercing template on page 218 to frame the sea fan.

I hope you have enjoyed these cards and they have given you some new ideas.  I'll post some more of my favorites tomorrow.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

We have Super exciting news from the home office! The Short & Sweet recruiting promotion is here! It IS short: It only lasts from August 21-28. And it IS sweet: New recruits will receive $150 in their choice of Stampin' Up! products for the $99 starter kit price. You won't pay for shipping either! It's a great deal, amazing business opportunity, AND it's only available for a short time!  

This is a great deal if you have ever considered signing up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator as a business builder or as a hobby and get the 20%+ discount on your crafting supplies.  Don't wait, this offer expires on August 28.  I would love to have you on my team.  You won't be sorry!!  Need more information  Ask me now.

Friday, August 22, 2014


Anyone who knows me knows I love birds, and I absolutely love this new stamp set Beauty of the Season. The background paper I used on the first card is from the new Trim The Tree designer series paper pack.  These cards just might be my Christmas cards this year.  

Beauty of the Season 135779 (clear) $16.95
Trim the Tree paper pack 135824  $6.95

Thursday, August 21, 2014


I thought I would supply you with a list of important facts and information about Stampin' Up's new BLENDABILITIES MARKERS.  I will admit I use Copic markers too, but I will tell you I find the new Blendabilities very nice, colors are very brilliant and these markers are very easy to use and I'm always happy with the end results. These markers are half the cost of the Copic markers too.   I hope this list helps you when using Blendabilities. 


  Blendabilities Markers are alcohol based markers and the caps should never be
left off of these markers when not in use or the alcohol will evaporate very quickly.

*There are 13 different color combinations of Blendabilities, 3 pens per each pack.  There is also a Color Lifter pen.

*Each pen has a rectangular barrel to keep your markers from rolling away.

*Storing these markers flat will help to maintain the life of your markers.

*Each pen comes with a tip on each end: brush and fine tip.

*Each cap is color coded and it is a very tight fit on your marker.  This is so the alcohol in your markers does not dry up.  

*When putting your caps back on your marker I would suggest laying your marker down on your work space and then sliding your cap right on to the marker so as not to accidentally  hit the tip of your marker.  Hitting the tip of your marker will slice the tip and will not be usable.  

*I wear an old shirt when using my markers, because when pulling the tight cap off sometimes small dots of ink will splatter and I have ruined a good white shirt from splatters.

*Stampin’ Up! markers coordinate wonderfully with Stampin’ Up! card stock, and can be used with transparent sheets. 

*Everyone has their own way of blending, but when I blend using Blendabilities I first start with my darkest marker, then I use my medium marker and start coloring at the base of where the darkest color ended blending together in a circular motion, then I use my lightest marker using the same technique.


  • Cherry Cobbler   (Item #130995 - $11.95)
  • Coastal Cabana  (Item #131000 - $11.95)
  • Daffodil Delight   (Item #130998 - $11.95)
  • Old Olive   (Item #130999 - $11.95)
  • Pumpkin Pie  (Item #130997 - $11.95)
  • Rich Razzleberry  (Item #131003 - $11.95)
  • Skin Tone Assortment (Item #129370 - $22.95)
  • Night of Navy  (Item 131001 - $11.95 )
  • Wisteria Wonder (Item 131002 - $11.95 )
  • Calypso Coral   (Item 130996 - $11.95 )
  • Melon Mambo   (Item 130994 - $11.95 )
  • Crumb Cake  (Item 131004 - $11.95 )
  • Smokey Slate  (Item 131005 - $11.95
  • Memento Ink Pad (Item 132708 - $5.95 )

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Look what I made last night with some of my Paper Pumpkin products that came in my August Paper Pumpkin box!!  These cards are so fun to make, and check out those very cool envelopes with the brad and circle piece.  They are just like a clasp envelope.  The cards are so colorful and I'm so impressed with the quality of the card stock used.  I still have so many supplies left to make so many more cards.  I haven't used the "smile" or the "congrats" yet. Leave me a comment and I'll pick two people to send these cards too!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014


If you don't have the Elegant Butterfly punch yet, it's a MUST have.  #127526 - retail $15.95. this week - $11.96.

How about the Squares Collection?  Another must have!  These are so perfect to use for layering or making your card or project a certain size.  #130921- retail $26.95 -  this week $20.21.

I love the Honeycomb  textured Impression.  I use it a lot for my backgrounds. #129378. retail - $7.95 - this week $6.96.
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