Thursday, March 19, 2015

What has Danielle been up to?

I have really been remiss in posting things on my blog lately, I know!

Gee, you would think that I haven't stamped OR cooked in over a month.

Not so!

I have oodles of pictures I have taken of delicious food that I have cooked! I promise to share recipes with you! (crab Alfredo, cauliflower "mashies", chicken thighs in a lemony butter sauce...)  BEWARE - it may just happen in a late night, no-sleep bombardment!

And, stamping....

I have been busy!

I'd like to share with you a few projects that I have been working on over the last few weeks:

A gift of thank you cards for a friend that just retired.
One of our wood mount stamp cases worked perfectly to house all cards and matching envelopes! The silver foil paper really added extra elegance to the envelope liners!

St. Paddy's Day treats....

At the end of the rainbow you will find a pot of gold…

Aren't  these just darling?

I made about eight of them (punch art at its best!) Besides giving them to my own boys, they were handed out to their friends (all high school-aged boys) and they were well received. The Skittles did not last long!

A gift for a student going abroad....

This one is a work in progress.

 I am meeting this friend on Sunday of this week so I have just a few more days to finish!

I bought the scrapbook kit called So You from the Stampin' Up! Occasions mini catalog. 

I did take some creative liberties with the front cover using a stamp from Adventure Awaits (also from Occasions mini).

The album itself shouldn't take me much time to complete, however. The kit is designed with acetate/transparency overlays for each picture page. You stamp on it with white Staz-on ink, and simply place a picture behind it!

Here is one  page I made with a piece of DSP behind it (from the Adventure Bound pack).
(Love this paper, especially for masculine purposes!)

I can't wait to complete this gift and give it to him!

I've already ordered a second one intended for my younger son who's going to Costa Rica this summer.

Perfect gift!!!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Spring punch class "to go"!

Who's ready for spring?

Because we still have so much snow outside and parking is limited at my house, I have decided to only offer classes "to go" during the month of March. Hopefully April will bring better weather and lots of visitors to my stamp classes!

If you would like to purchase this un- assembled card kit, here are some things that you should know...

• kit cost: $10 (includes paper supplies for these three cards, envelopes and postage!)

• With the exception of the cloudy/ sunshine card I have decided to not stamp sentiments on the bunny card or daffodil card . By doing so, you can make it whatever you want… "Happy Easter", "happy spring", "happy birthday ", ... whatever!

These kits will be available for purchase until March 31. Just email me/leave a comment below. Once payment is received I will mail your kit. Cash or check only, please.

A big "thank you" to the following stampers that inspired me with their creative originals: Julie Davison, Mackenzie Fuchs, and Karen at!

Monday, March 2, 2015


To make March an even more exciting month, I have decided to offer my own special along with Sale-a-Bration (from Stampin' Up!)!

Please read this post: for all links that you may need and pictures of my first eight stamp sets that I have decided to part with.

This is part 2, so stamp sets numbers 9-16 will be shown here.

Once I have received confirmation of your order, you may choose which stamp set that you would like free. You can either email me (at or leave a comment below.

Be sure to include your full mailing address so I can get the set out to you!


9.  Build a Blossom - GONE! Thanks Carole M.!
10.  Vintage Verses-GONE! Thanks, Nancy M!
11.  You're Lovely
12.  Wishing You - GONE! Thank you, Kathy P.!
13.  Vintage Vogue - GONE!!! Thank you, Debbie M.!
14.  With All My Heart - GONE! Thanks, Tricia B.!
15.  World Treasures - GONE! Thank you, Ronnie and Nancy!
16.  Heart of Christmas

Ok, let the games begin!

And, thank you!

FREE GIFTS IN MARCH!!! (part one)

As you know, Stampin' Up! is currently in their annual Sale-a-Bration. It started in January and ends on March 31.

With each $50 subtotal you have, you get to pick a free gift from our "SAB" brochure!

Many times during January and February people order and get the gifts they want, then they are done.

Well, guess what? You may not be done just yet!

Yesterday, March 1, Stampin' Up! announced that they were adding four new free options for the last month of Sale-a-Bration!!!  

Here they are:

(If you cannot make this image, larger you can follow this link):

The new additional choices are awesome! I can't wait to get my hands on them! They are fabulous!

In addition to this already awesome deal, I am offering another free gift!

For each $50+ order that I receive during the month of March, you can pick a free stamp set (retired) from me! (Just to be clear - this is unlike the SAB promotion in that you will only receive one free set even if your order is $150 - for that SU! will allow you three choices from the SAB brochure!)

What a sweet deal!

I will post pictures below of the stamps that I am offering. I have included two photos of each set so that you can see its condition.

Before I do that, however, I just want to remind you that if you want to try Paper Pumpkin, now is the time!

Until March 31, if you purchase a three-month pre-paid subscription to MPP you save $5! The cost is $54.85. That qualifies you for a free SAB gift from SU! and also something free from me!

When you order online, Stamping Up! sends me an email notification. Some of you like to contact me to place your order and that is fine! Here is the link, though, to my online store/website:
(just click on "shop" in the upper right-hand corner)

Either way, once you have placed an order you can choose your free gift from me either by leaving a comment on this blog below or emailing me. (

Free gifts for from me are available on a first come ,first served basis. In other words, those who place their order first will have first dibs! I will not reserve the retired stamp sets - you must have placed your order first.

Have fun, and happy stamping!


1. Perfect punches
2.  Bells & Boughs- GONE! Thank you, Patty  D.!
3.  Up, Up & Away - GONE! Thanks LisaB./ Patty D.!
4.  Artistic Etchings-GONE! Thanks, Jen R.!
5.  Patterned Occasions - GONE! Thanks, Andrea M-B.!
6.  Thanks & Hello
7.  Quint-Essential Flower - GONE! Thanks, Terri B.!
8.  Two by Two- GONE! Thank you, Patty D.!