Sunday, August 13, 2017

Bible Journaling Sunday ~

Hi Everyone,
I wanted to create a bible journaling page today using my new #creativeretreat kit for the month of August. It arrived while I was out of town with my scrubby (scrapbooking hubby) and I am excited to finally have found some time (6am - ugh) to give it a go! 

For some reason this was a challenging entry for me at I just felt like going back to the very beginning...
I really like the stamps and the lettering font in this months kit, it's really pretty. 
Thanks for taking a few moments to read my blog today, I hope your day of rest is a peaceful one.

Happy Hugs,


Sunday, August 6, 2017

Life is a beautiful thing ~

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Just sharing one of the cards from this months current "Free Kit with Purchase". It features my favorite go-to set, Colorful Seasons. I reach for this ALL the time and it has the most perfect images for all seasons.

I will have a new "kit" coming out next week with some beautiful cards using the super cute stamp set Bella and Friends!

Happy Hugs,


Saturday, August 5, 2017

Ep.#582 ~ One Sheet Wonder | Bella and Friends!

Hi Everyone,
This is the CUTEST set of cards EVER and it is all made from one sheet of 12 x 12 designer series paper and creates 12 adorable cards! I totally copied this idea from WORLDOFJENCRAFT.COM
so make sure you check out her blog and lots of great ideas.
I used the precious stamp set Bella and Friends and also Sunshine Sayings. Both really fabulous stamp sets that as you can see, make fantastic cards and projects.

Thanks for watching and I hope you have a wonderful weekend ...


Friday, August 4, 2017

One Sheet Wonder~

Hi Everyone,
I made a set of twelve cards using the "One Sheet Wonder" diagram from 
I totally c.a.s.e.d. her design because I thought the cards were so super cute!
Check out her blog for lots of fun projects.., 

Aren't just adorable??? Reminds me of my beloved and very much missed Golden Retriever- Maggie.
I am uploading a video now so check back tomorrow here or over on my YouTube channel to see how quick and easy one goes together.
Have a great weekend,

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Ep.#581 ~ Marbling Technique | Colorful Seaons By Stampin' Up!

Fall is in the air, fall is in the air - yippee skippy!
I am sooooo looking forward to creating cards and scrapbook pages for fall and everything that goes along with it. I miss football my fireplace and decking out the house in all the beautiful colors that can only mean one season... FALL!!!
I hadn't done the Marbling Technique is forever so I thought it was high time to bust out my marbles. The beauty of this techqnue is that no two cards will ever be the same! I am anxious to make some pretty Halloween backgrounds using roange and black too, how funky will that be?

I hope you give this fun technique a try, it's super fun and quick as well.
Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hearts Come Home Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Squeeeeee!!! OMGosh you guys, I am in LOVE with this new "Hearts Come Home" Stamp Set/Bundle! It's from the New Holiday Catalog and while I can place my order today August 1st, you all will be able to order your favorite products on September 1st. This is such a versatile set, I love all the beautiful die cuts. 
Where is the cutenss overload button right? Check out the video and let me know which is your most favorite project shown here.
Happy Hugs,

Monday, July 31, 2017

I am in FUNdraising Mode!

Hi Everyone,
I busted out my Cricut machine yesterday (boy, I forgot how fun this thing is...) to make lots of cute images. At the end of this month, I will be setting up for a FUNdraiser to benefit the Troy Family  and my old friend George who is suffering from Maligant Melinoma. Sadly, it spread to George's lymph nods when they found it and recently spread to his pelvic area, 😦

Today I worked on and created a Focal Board to act as the backdrop to the tables which will hold the Silent Auction baskets that will be raffled off.
George's daughter Emily painted a picture of a whale with the tag line "Just Keep Swimming" and so that's what I went with for our theme.
I think it turned out really cute and if you look closely, there is a little Scuba George swimming!
If any of you have an On-line business and would consider making a donation, it would be greatly appreciated. I will be busy putting baskets together and I will post pictures of my Stampin' Up! basket that I am creating as well as a fun Mary Kay basket .
Have a great week friends ~
Happy Hugs,


Sunday, July 23, 2017

Ep.#580 ~ Sympathy Card | Flourishing Phrases | Stampin' Up!

Greetings Crafty Friends,
Today I had to make a Sympathy card and I don't know about you but these are not cards that I usually make. In the past I have always purchased a store-bought card but I really wanted to convey my sincerest heartfelt condolences to my old friends son's.
I immediately turned to the Flourishing Phrases Stamp Set/Bundle because I knew it had the perfect images and sentiments to go along with it.
See how simply this card comes together and really makes a statement with it's elegance.

Thank you for watching and I hope you have a wonderful week.

Happy Hugs,

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Ep.#579 ~ Christmas in July *Coffee Cafe Gift Card Holder/Card!*

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Hold the phone folks - this is a SUPER cute idea for sending a unique card or adding a gift card as well! I love how this turned out and those little coffee cups are just precious ... The holidays are right around the corner so why not start pacing yourself so you can have plenty of beautiful handmade gift ready and you can relax and enjoy all the festivities and merriment of the season. Get a head start and save yourself the headache, not to mention with it being soooooo hot outside, it's a great excuse to stay indoors and keep cool while crafting.
I have been playing some Christmas c.d.'s too while I am creating and it really helps put me in the mood!

Thanks for stopping by, I am so glad that you did...
Big Hugs,

Christmas 🎄 In July !

Hi Everyone,
Check out the fun project I made today after seeing the idea 💡 that was shared by my Upline Janice W. from the swaps she received while on the awesome Thailand trip. It's sooooo cute and I am uploading a video as I type this right now.

I love how this turned out and it's perfect for attaching a gift card to!

I hope you found some inspiration today and happy Crafting!



Sunday, July 16, 2017

Teenage Guy Graduation 👨🏻‍🎓 Thank You Cards

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends,
I am finally getting to make our son's Thank You cards for his Graduation gifts he received at his party in June.
Making masculine cards is super quick and easy with this great grungy stamp set from Stampin Up!
I think they are perfect for a teenage dude ...

Enjoy your Sunday ~


Friday, July 14, 2017

Ep.#578 ~ Christmas In July | Embossed Golden Topiary

 Happy Friday Everyone,
I hope you are enjoying my Christmas in July Series, I am having a wonderful time listening to Christmas music and making cards! 
Today I had an idea for the garland stamp from the "At Home With You" stamp set (I know, yes I am using it again...). I also love the look of embossing on Christmas cards, it just steps the card up a bit.
This is such a pretty card and would be very easy to mass produce on a larger scale. 
I hope this gives you another idea for using your stamps a little differently than what they are designed for, give it a try yourself. It's fun to come up with unique ideas when creating our cards.

Thanks for watching and have a great weekend ~
Happy Hugs,

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Ep.#577 ~ Merry Christmas Card | "At Home With You" BY Stampin' Up!

Ho! Ho! Ho! Crafty Friends,
We are just a little less than six months until Christmas and all the festivites will be in full swing, gosh - the time always flies when the 4th of July is over... I am using the fantastic stamp set "At Home With You" from Stampin' Up! in todays tutorial. I have been using it a lot lately and I love how versitile this set is. I had this idea rolling around in my head and thought that the ribbon stamp from this set would make a really cute country star! Well what do you know - it did, lol!!!
I am really happy with the simple, rustic feel of this card - just lovely.

I hope this challenges you to try to think outside of the box so to speak. Try using your stamps in different ways, it's fun to see what you can come with.
Please share YOUR projects with everyone over on my Facebook page: The Happy Stamper
I would love to see all the fun ideas you come up with! Make sure to like my page and share your cool tips and tricks with all of us.
Go to:
HUGE Hugs,

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ep.#576 ~ July/August ***FREE Kit With Purchase***

 Hi there Everyone,
I've got my New *FREE Kit With Purchase* all ready and I wanted to share with all of you a sneak peek at one of the cards included in this fun kit! You will see how all the kits come with everything pre-cut, pre-scored, die cut pieces as well as all the embellishments organized in their own little package for easy assembly. 

I hope you like this kit as much as I do, I had a wonderful time putting it together for all of you. 
Big Hugs,

Monday, July 10, 2017

Ep.#575 ~ *FREE* Essential Gift Pack | With Stampin' Up! Starter Kit! Ju...

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Happy Monday! Stampin' Up! has a really FABULOUS Christmas in July Promotion taking place right now!!! When you join my Stampin' Up! team in the month of July, you will recieve this amazing "Essential Gift Package" for FREE in addition to your Customized Starter Kit for just $99!
Check out the video to see what is included in your Essential Kit, it's all the extra's that every crafter needs, so why not get it for FREE while you can.
Don't forget to - you will also be recieving the beautiful New "Carols For Christmas" Stamp Set from our Holiday Catalog 2017 and it's GOJUS!
That's a pretty amazing deal and to think you get alllllllll of this for just $99 - wowza!

Don't let this great kit slip by and get out discount for yourself... Visit my online website and join my group of Happy Stampers!
Happy Hugs,

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Ep.#574 ~ Note Pad Hostess Gift | "Flourishing Phrases" By Stampin' Up!

Happy Saturday Crafty Friends,
Are you ever in need of a quick and easy Hostess Gift or any sweet gift for someone special? I like to keep these Jr. sized legal pads in my stash for a last minute gift that I can whip up in a jiffy.
You can find these at any large discount store or even your local grocery store...
They really make such super gifts and can be esily personalized for the recipient!

I hope you give these a try, I love to wrap them up and give them as gifts. I know I am always reaching for paper and pen all the time and this would look great on anyone's desk!
Happy Hugs,

Monday, July 3, 2017

Ep.#573 ~ "At Home With You" | New Home Card!

Happy 4th of July Happy Stampers!
If you are in the USA you know what a wonderful celebration this special day is honoring our amazing country and all the hero's who have and are fighting for it - AMERICA!
Today I am sharing a really sweet card featuring the super stamp set "At Home With You" which is such a sweet stamp set. It is available as a "Bundle" which would include the matching Framelits Die Set and makes the process of putting this card together a breeze.
This set has images for all year long and I can't wait to make some fall and christmas cards with it...

Thanks for watching!
Happy 4th of July,

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Deal... I mean STEAL!!!

WOWZA! Get your very First PAPER PUMPKIN Kit for only $5 bucks!!! What a steal, I mean deal... Call it whatever you want, just hurry over to my online store and grab your kit and don't delay. This offer won't last long...

Pumpkin Hugs,

Friday, June 23, 2017

Ep.#571 ~ Adhering Sticker Images to Cling Mount Stamps

Hi Crafty Friends,
Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am and we just came home from taking our daughter to the airport as she departed for a trip to Europe! We are very excited for her and I can't wait to get cracking on making a photo album for her so she can just drop her favorite pictures in it when she gets home. Her 21st Birthday is in July and we will be celebrating when she get back.
Do you have trouble getting your stamps with the sticker on it to adhere to your clear block? Well, I thought I would share with you guys how I get great adhesion using  our Mono Mutli Glue on top of the image sticker.

The glue dries pretty quickly, usually within 10 minutes or so, it really does the trick!
Happy Hugs,

Monday, June 19, 2017

Paper Pumpkin June 2017

Hi there Everyone,
Are you signed up for Paper Pumpkin yet??? If not, check out this months adorable kit - It is so super cute and summery! I love getting my Paper Pumkin box delivered to my door and the kits just keep getting better and better. I use my stamp sets from previous kits all the time and it;s even better that they are exclusive set only available to PP subscribers.

You can choose your subscription length 3, 6, 12 month deals to choose from and you can stop or put your subscription on hold at anytime.
I encourage you to give Paper Pumpkin a try, I just know you will love it as much as I do.

Happy Hugs,

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Happy Father's Day Weekend ~

Hi there Happy Stampers,
I hope 🤞 you are all celebrating the special men in your lives! 
Today Bob and I are heading to a fun day at the Galena Balloon 🎈 Festival, it's going to be so fun. Tomorrow will be family day spent with the kids and four-legged babies.
Here are the cards I made for daddy-o and I hope they inspire you to make some of your own.
This is the over view of all four -
I've got a YouTube tutorial on how to make the one in the photo above, make sure to check it out here on yesterday's post or on my "galecrafts" YouTube channel.
I busted out the Memories and More / Color Theory kit for this quick and easy card.
I took this card design right from the Annual Idea Book and Catalog!
Happy Hugs,





Friday, June 16, 2017

Ep.#570 ~ Father's Day Card | Colorful Seasons By Stampin' Up!

Hi Everyone,
Are you in need of a cool and relaxing idea for a Father's Day card for the special men in your life? I love the Colorful Seasons Stamp Set and Bundle, I reach for it almost everytime I make a card! 
Crumb Cake is a wonderful color and just makes me happy ~
This card came together very quickly and I hope my hubby get to slow down and "Just Breathe"...

Happy Father's Day Weekend,

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Ep.#569 ~ *4TH OF JULY* HOME TOUR 2017!

Hi there Everyone,
I hope you all are enjoying the start of your summer so far, we have been super busy and enjoyed hosting a fabulous Graduation Party for our youngest son recently!
As many of you know, I LOVE to decorate for all the holidays but the 4th of July is one of my favorites. You see all the fun decorations and the 4th of July tree I made two years ago for our front hall. It sparkles and shines and I giggle when I see cars and passerbyers stop to look in through the windows to see what the tree is all about. I am certain they must think it's a christmas tree, lol!
I hope you enjoy the town and get some inspiration and make your home fun and festive.

Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Turn Your Single Stamps Into Two-Step Stamping!

Hi Happy Stampers,
Here is a great tip on how to stretch your stamping dollar 💵 and turn your single stamps into Two-Step Stamping. 
I'll share the link in this post to where you can view the tutorial on my YouTube channel but you can see the end results here.

Have a great rest of your week and feel free to share your favorite stamping tips and tricks to stretch your stamps to get the most bang 💥 for your buck over on The Happy 😊 Stamper Facebook page!. I 'd love to hear all of your ideas!

Check out my video here:

Happy Hugs,

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Ep.#567 ~ *** FREE CARDS *** FROM ME!

Hi there Happy Stampers,
It is with MUCH excitement that I am sharing with you today my *NEW* June/July 2017 FREE Kit With Purchase for this time period (valid 6/3 - 7/3/17).
If you are new to my monthly kit clubs, the details are that if you spend $40 (before tax and shipping) AND use the associated HOSTESS CODE when checking out via my Stampin' Up! online store you always recieve a fun kit that usually has 3 cards with everything cut, embossed, supplies ready for you to stamp your own images on using the stamp set that I demonstrate with or you can use your own stamp set. In honor of the launch of the New 2017-2018 Idea Book And Catalog on June 1st, I am sweetening the free goodies that you will recieve from me! With any order at the $40 level you will always recieve the "Kit" PLUS, if you bump your order to $60 (before tax, shipping and use the HOSETESS CODE) you will in addition to the monthly kit, recieve a package of five (5) Fully Finished Cards that are made with heavy cardstock! Designs will vary from package to package, but as your order total goes up so does the amount of FREE card packs that you will recieve!!! With an $80 order you will recieve everything above PLUS two packs of fully finished cards for a total of ten (10) Free Cards and it will continue to go up from there...

If you are as excited as I am about the beautiful new products that Stampin' Up! has to offer, I hope you will consider placing your order with me as your demonstrator and enjoy all the benefits of being a Happy Stamper.

Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Love Today Planner Kit

Hi there Crafty Friends,
OMGoodness - I am super excited for this pretty and preppy Planner Kit - yippee! I have been wanting to give the Planner thing a try and now I can because I love the prettiness of this kit, but even better to me is that the days of the week are in a horizontal configuration. 
Are you a planner addict? A bible journaler, or perhaps just need a clean and simple way to keep yourself or your family organized. This is a really versatile kit that can be used in so many ways ~
I am thrilled that Stampin' Up! has jumped on this really fun trend, I have always been a plain Jane daily calendar girl, but now I can be fun and fancy!

Get your cute kit by visiting my Stampin' Up! Online store at:
Happy Hugs,

Ep.#566 ~ Quick & Easy Cards | Using Memories And More Kit from Stampin'...

Hi Everyone,
I thought it would be fun to share a fabulous set that makes super cute cards as well as creates beautiful scrapbooking pages for either pocket page scapbooking or on traditional pages! The Memories and More Kit (aka: Project Life Sets) "Color Theory"  coordinates perfectly with the Color Theory Designer Series paper. This kit and DSP makes the CUTEST cards for any season as well as beautiful scrapbook pages.
Who doesn't LOVE cute, quick and easy cards and layout pages? ME! *Waves hands wildly!!!*

So, don't over look these inexpensive Memories and More Kits found on page 193 of our *NEW* Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. Don't forget - with any $40 order placed through my Stampin' Up! website AND if you use the current *HOSTESS CODE * 4DEMRTFX (Valid through 7/3/17) you will recieve from me a really cute three (3) card kit just for choosing me as your demonstrator! You order of $40 (before tax and shipping) will be mailed out to you as soon as I recieve notification from Stampin' Up! I've got a beauty of a "kit" for all of you this go around so don't miss out of having a kit for yourself and of course everything is precut, scored, embossed - whatever is needed to complete the projects shown (less any stamped images) will be in your mailbox in a jiffy!

Happy Crafting,

Happy 😊 Place Re-Organization Done ✅

Hi there Happy Stampers,
All it takes to whip your house into shape is to throw a party! Yep - that's what finally pushed me to tackle the much needed organizing re-do that my craft area was in much of...

I hit my local Hobby Lobby and purchased some plain pink boxes and scrubby took down my old shelves and replaced thecthem much larger ones.

I have much more room now and useful space taking advantage of the only available wall space to work with.

I am very blessed to have this designated space all to myself. I love it and hope it inspires you to get creative with your space no matter how big or small and make it your own. 


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Ep.#565 ~ Graduation Cap | Party Favor!

Hi Everyone,
I've been super busy making lots of decorations and things for our youngest son's Graduation Patry which will be this weekend at our home. I made these really cute Graduation Cap/Hat Party Favors for all of those attending. They were really easy to make but super cute as well, that's my kind of project!
I'll share pictures of all the decorations I have made, I did find this idea on Pinterest and knew I wanted to recreate them

Happy Hugs,

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Momma Duck 🦆 Gets News Coverage!

Hi Everyone,
If you follow me on Facebook you know about the sweet momma and daddy Duck that have blessed us with making their home in our yard. I give daily updates on her and the incredible story of her natural love and acceptance of a plastic Easter egg that she found in the yard that blew off one of my Easter decorations. 
This incredible creature has brought this bright green plastic egg into her nest alongside of all seven (7) of her real eggs and sits on them all day every day. 
A friend, Cathy suggested that I contact the t.v. stations here in Chicago and after giving it some thought I did and ABC Channel 7 News here in Chicago was at our house within a hour! They loved the story, so keep your eye out for it tonight on the 5,6 or 10pm news! They mic''d me up and I shared her sweet story ~

Have a great day,


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Woo-Hoo! Who doesn't LOVE a SALE!!! Grab this amazing deal while it last and it won't last long crafty friends. I LOVE to receive and always look forward to getting my Paper Pumkpin Kit each month. Not only are the projects always the cutest, but this months for June is a darling "Donut" themed set of birthday cards. Of course you can always change the kits up to fit whatever you have going on or need and I have used mine in creating adorable scrapbook pages too.
Did I mention that Paper Pumkin also makes a great gift for anyone who loves creating and being unique. It's a true gift from the heart!
Sign up at my online store:

Happy Hugs,

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ep.#564 ~ Stampin' Up! "Birthday Blossoms" FUN FOLD Card!!!

Hi there Happy Stampers,
Happy Monday, I feel like I haven't shared a video in forever - it's only been a week, but lots is going on in our home and I am in full blown Graduation party mode!
I've been super anxious to play with this beautiful stamp set "Birthday Blossoms" that I have had my eye on for a long, long time. The DSP I used in this video "Succulent Garden" is retiring at the end of May so you only have until the 30th of this month to get your hands on it before it goes away for good.
I hope you give this fabulous fun fold card for yourself and if you do, please share your creation on my The Happy Stamper Facebook page or by using the #thehappystamper

Happy Hugs,

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Washi Tape Storage Idea 💡 ~

Hi Everyone,
Happy Saturday - I have been in my craft room all day working on Graduation 👨🏻‍🎓 decorations for our youngest son's party coming up soon. 
But, I wanted to share this great idea 💡 to help you manage your Washi tape. It's not my original idea, I have seen several people on YouTube use this method and I wanted to share it all of you too!
Simply put the spools on these inexpensive embroidery hoops that you can find at your local craft store. You can quickly see what you are looking for and it's all neat and tidy - brilliant!

I hope you find this tip helpful... Have a wonderful weekend.
Happy Hugs,


Monday, May 15, 2017

Ep.#563 ~ Stampin' Up! "Colorful Seasons" Summer Card!

Are you ready for some summer??? I sure am and I miss the Jersey shore SO much! Luckily, I have this adorable new stamp set from the 2017-2018 Stmapin' Up! catalog and it's called "Colorful Seasons". I am crazy about every single stamp in the set, it's a year round collection and also has matching dies for quick and easy cutting out.
The Color Theory Designer Series Paper Collection is another favorite of mine and its super versatile
in your card making as well as scrapbooking. I am anxious to get some pages done this week using it in my pocket pages scrapbooking.

I hope you enjoy this project and I can't wait to share the cards I recieve from the swap I am in with all of you. It's always so fun to see what everyone creates...
Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Ep.#562 ~ Stampin' Up! "Happy Celebrations" Birthday Card!

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Who doens't need birthday cards ALL the time??? I know I do and today I made some fun ones with the Happy Celebrations stamp set from Stampin' Up!
With summer almost here, I had to use fresh and sun shiny colors - doesn't card just scream SUMMER to you? I am so happy with how it turned out and I hope you give this stamp set a try. I really like sets that have sentiments plus images, that's a win-win in my book.

Thanks for taking time to watch my video, I hope you have a great rest of your week - over the hump we go...
Happy Hugs,

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Sweet Baby Card ~

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends,
I am on my way to our niece's Baby Shower today and I am very excited to see her and give her all the gifts I made for her and little bundle of joy! 
I am this darling card using the new "Over The Moon" stamp set from the Occassions Catalog. I totally cased this from a gal in Pinterest, I am posting this while I am in the car (not driving of course) lol but I will try to find her name when I get home so I can give her proper credit. 
Have a blessed Sunday ~
Happy Hugs,


Friday, May 5, 2017

*New* Illustrated Faith Devo Kit!

Hi Happy Stampers,
I am thrilled to be starting the new kit for May from Illustrated Faith called "Doodles To Live By".
My page in 1 John 5:10-11 was already journaled so I added a fun vellum tip-in and adhered it using the really cute washi tape from the kit!
I hope you have a wonderful weekend, I am looking forward to my nieces Baby Shower!!!
Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Viola ~ Thank You Card!

Hi there Happy Stampers,
How many of you remember this great stamp set called "Viola" by Stampin' Up!?
As soon as my daughter asked me to make a Thank You card for the Chef at her sorority house, I knew this was the stamp set I was going to use!

I combine that set as well as the current set "Perfect Pair" from the Occassions Catalog. I hope she likes it and all the girls can sign their names since is a large 5 x 7" card...

Can't forget about making a super cute custom envelope for it ~

Have a great rest of you day,



Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Ep.#560 ~ Lawn Fawn Haul | Illustrated Faith!

It's Tuesday, it's Tuesday...
WHile that's not really anything to get excited about, I am EXCITED to share the uber cute Lawn Fawn stamp sets with matching dies and even CUTER cards created with them! Just a few things to keep me busy while I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of the *NEW* Stampin' Up! Catalog!!! Everyone will be able to order from it and see all the wonderful new products on June 1st. If you are a S/Up! demonstrator like myself, you were able to Pre-Order some of the goodness today! Of course I was up at 5 am waiting to jump online and get what I wanted incase they sold out. That has happened before and I am in several new catalog swaps coming up and didn't want to miss out.
If you are interested in bible journaling, I also share with you the new Illustrated Faith May Kit "Doodles To Live By" it is sooooo cute and I am sure it's another inspiring devotional study.

Thank you for watching and subscribing to my channel and blog, I appreciate it tremendously. I've SO enjoyed getting to know many of you more and sharing our passion for all things crafty!

Happy Hugs,

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Ep.#559 ~ Bible Journaling | Seeds of Faith

Hi there Everyone,
I was FINALLY able to get this video uploaded, gosh - it took 9 tries and 3 days for anything to upload to YouTube! My apologies for the delay in having a video for you all...
Today I am sharing a glimpse of how I go about my way of bible journaling. I LOVE this kind of creative outlet and I have learned so much from reading my bible more.

Thanks for watching and if you have any questions just let me know!
Happy Hugs,

Friday, April 28, 2017

Scrapbooking Layout | Rose Wonder Stamp Set

Hi Everyone,
Are you ready for the weekend? I sure am!!! I was able to get my house cleaning done early yesterday so I could do some fun scrapbooking , woo-hoo!
I finally used the "Rose Wonder" stamp set from Stampin' Up! To create the pretty background paper which is perfect for the pictures of our gardens around our home. I used my watercolor brush and ink from my ink pads (right on the lids) to create the pretty watercolor effect. 
I filmed a video yesterday as well using my phone and after trying all Day yesterday ias well as again this morning and it will not upload for some reason. I had to just give up so I will make another today and hopefully that will upload without a problem.
Have a great weekend and I hope you get some crafty time to yourself...
Happy Hugs,

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Ep.#558 Stampin' Up! "Congrats Graduate 2017" Card!

Happy Saturday Crafty Friends,
Well, it's almost that time of year again... GRADUATION TIME! Our baby boy is graduating from High School this year and it is with mixed emotions that I am making this card.... *Sigh*
So many exciting new adventures on the horizon for him and we will officailly be empty-nesters - yikes!
With all of this in mind, I grabbed my trusty Large Numbers Die, the Sunshine Wishes Die and the Stars Die and set to work. I really like how this card turned out and I think it works for either a girl or a guy. You could personalize it by using the recipients school colors, how fun!

I hope this gives you some inspiration, don't let the Graduations sneak up on you!
Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Happy Scrappin' Day!

Hi Crafty Friends, 
It's a cold and rainy day here in Chicago so I am spending the day scrapbooking in my craft room and doing what I love!

I busted out the uber cute paper collection from Doodlebug called "Cream and Sugar". 

As many of you know, I am diligently working to get our annual family albums up to date. "I think I can , I think I can ..."
Big Hugs,


Friday, April 14, 2017

Ep.#558 ~ "Easter Message" By Stampin' Up! & Cutesie Easter Cards!

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Happy Easter Eve depending on where you are in the world, lol! In today's video, I wanted to share with you this BEAUTIFUL Easter card I created using the "Easter Message" stamp set from Stampin' Up! combined with the stunning copper embossing powder. It's so, so pretty... *Sigh*
I am crazy about this stamp set and it's gorgeous images not only for cards and scrapbook pages, but I plan on using this stamp set on my bible journaling pages! It's going to look so pretty on my pages and is perfect for all of my entries.
If you are interested in seeing my pages, follow me on Instagram here:

I hope all of my cards fill you with lots of Easter inspiration so you can make someone's Easter Egg-stra special with a handmade card.

Easter Blessings,

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Ep.#557 ~ Easter/Spring 2017 Home Decorating Tour!

Hi Everyone,
Thank you for stopping by and taking time to watch my latest Easter/Spring 2017 Home Tour. I am sending you heartfelt Happy Easter wishes and Happy Passover too!
Today I am sharing my Easter decorating in and around our home, so grab a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy a stroll through our house.
I appreciate you all so very much and your continured loyalty... It means the world to me that you take time out of your busy day to see what's going on with The Happy Stamper! Many thanks to each and everyone of you, I have the BEST subscribers ever!!!

Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Here's the scoop guys,
Get all of your favorite Stampin' Up! products before they sell out! Check out the Retired List by following this link and make sure you order any extra ink pads, refills, etc for your favorite colors.
Things really do sell out fast, so don't miss out on your last opportunity to stock up!
Click here:
Just click on the section that says "Retiring Products"...

Gift Box Punch Board

Happy Tuesday Everyone,
I love Gift Boxes and this is the perfect tool for making that a super easy task! I am definately putting this on my "Wish - List" and probably my next order... *Big Grin*

Get yours today by visitng my onine Stampin' Up! store
or visit my blog for more ideas and inspiration.
Happy Crafting,

Monday, April 10, 2017

Ep.#556 ~ Austim Awareness Card Set and Holder!

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Oooopppsss - I forgot to post this video that I did on Friday just before running out the door to enjoy "Mom's Weekend" at our daughters college! My apologies friends, life happens I guess, lol...
I whipped up these darling 3 x 3" gift cards set lickety-split in honor of Autism Awareness.
The Sorority that our daughter is in, does SO much to raise money and bring awareness to this worthy cause, it's so important.

I hope you all had relaxing weekend and are looking forward to this Sunday which for those who celebrate - it's EASTER!
Happy Hugs,

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Ep.#555 ~ Stampin' Up! "Cake Crazy" Birthday Card!

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Today was a good day spent in my "happy place" playing with this SUPER adorable stamp set "Cake Crazy!" I had so much fun creating all sorts of different designs using this one set, it's a favorite of mine.
The wonky cake and all of it's crookedness makes it so playful and cheeky, a must in your crafting arsenal.
Share your creations using "Cake Crazy" over on my The Happy Stamper Facebook page, I'd love to see what you come up with!
Happy Hugs,

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Ep.#554 ~ Stampin' Up! "Boy" Easter Bunny Treat Holder!

Happy Saturday Peeps,
I hope your weekend is off to a great start! I was able to spend the morning happily creating in my craft room making this adorable Easter Treat Holder for any male in your life as well as a SUPER cute girl one...
I used the really cute Easter Bunny Stamp Set from the March 2017 Paper Pumpkin Kit which was SOOOoooooo cute! If you haven't signed up for Paper Pumpkin yet what are you waiting for??? It the best box to find in your mailbox every month! Everything you need is neatly wrapped up, designed, cut, scored and ready for you to relax and enjoy making the cutest projects ever.

All the details about PP can be found on my webpage or by clicking the Paper Pumkpin Button here on my blog.
Thanks for watching ~
Big Hugs,

Beautiful Dragonfly Card -

Today's GOJUS card was sent to me from my super thoughtful Upline Janice Weightman. I just love this set and just ordered it during S-A-B and I am anxiously waiting for it to arrive! 
Have a fabulous weekend ~ ❤


Friday, March 31, 2017

Ep.#553 ~ Stampin' Up! Card Ideas/Samples Share!

Hi Everyone,
Today is the LAST Day of Sale-A-Bration in Stampin' Up! land... WWwwaaaaaaa...
Now, you have afew hours left to beable to get your FREE products so don't hesitate and get  your online orders placed!!!
It has been a wonderful time and I know I have enjoyed playing and creating with all the wonderful products I received for FREE. I hope you did too and a HUGE Thank You to all of you that placed your orders with me as your personal demonsrator and friend. I appreciate your support tremdeously and I am so happy you love the kits for this last month. I will have a NEW KIT W/PURCHASE starting this month and will share a sneak peak this weekend, it's going to be a beauty so keep your eye out for the teaser!

I hope you get some fresh inspiration from these darling card samples that I share with you in this video, I know I always can use new ideas to jump start the creative juices.
Thank you again for supporting my business and I am thrilled to have two new team members - yippee!!!
Warm Hugs,

Easter/Spring Blog Hop (MY Giveaway Winner)

*Red Alert * Red Alert*
Final Call to CINDY!!!
That is the only information I have on you, again you were the winner of my Giveaway that I have from the Easter/Spring Blog Hop. 
You will have until the end of today March 31st, 2017 at midnight CST.
If I don't hear from you, I will be picking another winner.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Ep.#552 ~ Stampin' Up! "Advant Garden" Thank You Card

Hi Everyone,
Sale-A-Bration is sadly coming to and end, so don't miss out on getting your FREE product from the exclusive S-A-B Catalog! All the fun comes to an end March 31st ~
Today I used the pretty, pretty set "Advant Garden" from the S-A-B catlog and is just one of many stamp sets that you can recive for FREE.
I love our In-Colors especially Emerald Envy and Dapper Denim - yummy!

Have a great week and if you have any questions, just let me know...
Big Hugs,

Monday, March 20, 2017

Ep.#551 ~ *Spring and Easter Blog Hop 2017!*

Happy First Day of Spring Crafty Friends,
I am so excited to be apart of this awesome Spring and Easter Blog Hop 2017! There are so many super talented crafters on this Hop, I am sure you will find lots of inspiration to kick off your springtime festivities.
If you are new to my channel Welcome to my blog! I am so glad you are here and I look forward to getting to know and share ideas with each of you. Hopefully you came from Iammamma24's channel... If you like this video and you are watching on YouTube, make sure to give this video a "Thumbs - Up" so I know how to plan for future videos. Make sure you are a Subscriber my blog for a chance to WIN the Birthday Gift I am giving away to one lucky winner! I will use to choose a Subscriber on March 22nd, 2017 so make sure you check back to see if you are the winner.
Thanks for "Hopping" along with us tonight and subscribing to my blog, please follow the list of crafters listed below. Your next stop will be Poetspice -

Shop my online Stampin' Up! at:
Please Use *HOSTESS CODE* UKEW3QQP on all online orders under $150 - thank you!
Visit my blog and please subscribe! Go to:

Here's the Blog Hop LineUp!

DeesSpecialthings -
Poetspice -
Julie Krabbenhoft -
galecrafts(The Happy Stamper)
Pinkaliciousscrapper -
Happy Hopping,

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Ep.#550 ~ Stampin' Up! "Chase Your Dreams" Heat Embossed Card ...

Hi Everyone,
Happy Wednesday, I hope you are having a productive week and are able to make some time for crafting...
I saw this beautiful card on the cover of our Stampin' Success magazine that as a demonstrator we receive quarterly from home office! I knew the moment I saw it, I knew I had to C.A.S.E. this beauty right away so off to my craft room I went.
I really, really like this "Chase Your Dreams" stamp set and have made several cards with it and each one is prettier than the next.
I hope you enjoy this video and all the products I used are listed below in the description box.

Happy Hugs,

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Inside the Lines Specialty Designer Series Paper

Happy Tuesday Crafty Friends,
I love this beautiful paper called "Inside the Lines" for all sorts of projects! You can get yours for FREE during Sale-A-Bration!!! Don't wait, it's all coming to an end soon (March 31st, 2017)... It's so pretty colored or used left as it is on a black and white themed project.
Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ep.#549 ~ St. Patrick's Day Home Tour!

Jiggity-Jig Happy Stampers,
Greetings from the Green Isle - well not really, just from my home which is all decked out for St. Patrick's Day!
If you have been a follower of mine or a YouTube subscriber, you know how much I LOVE to decorate our home for all the different holidays and seasons. I am extra lucky to be half Scottish and half Irish but everyone is Irish on St. Paddy's Day!
Come along and see the sweet little goodies that make our house a home...
Warm Hugs,

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Ep.#548 ~ Rose Petal Card

Hi there Happy Stampers,
Happy Sunday ~ I wanted to share this really pretty card that I made today and I have combined something old, something new and something sparkly!
All the details of products used are in the description box on YouTube, but feel free to ask if you have any questions.
Also, make sure you check out my recent blog post where I have shared a photo of the *FREE Kit w/Purchase* For the month of March.
Just a friendly reminder, you must place your Stampin' Up! order through my online store and make sure you use the ***HOSTESS CODE*** UKEW3QQP
on all qualifying orders of $40 (before tax and shipping). 
Plus, if your order is $50 you will also get to choose a FREE product from our Sale-A-Bration catalog!
Yippee!!! Who doesn't like FREE goodies?!@#$%^&* I know I sure do!
Thanks for watching,

*March 2017 FREE Gift With Purchase Kit!*

Happy Sunday Crafty Friends,
I don't usually share the FREE Monthly Kit w/Purchase, but Sale-A-Bration is quickly coming to an end and I don't want anyone to miss out! 
So here is the super pretty set!!! 
You can get yours for *FREE* when you place your Stampin' Up! order through my online store. You must use the 
on your $40 order (before tax and shipping). In addition to that, if you place a $50 order, you will get to choose a FREE product of your choice from our Sale-A - Bration Catalog , yippee!
All the Sale-A-Bration fun comes to an end on March 31st, 2017 so hurry over to my store so you don't miss out.
Warm Hugs,


Thursday, March 2, 2017

** Mark Your Calendars! **

Mark your calendars crafty friends and I hope to see you all at the Hop!
Warm Hugs,

Monday, February 27, 2017

*NEW* FREE Kit with Purchase !!!

Hi there Happy Stampers!
Okay - we are in the home stretch of Stampin' Up! Sale - A - Bration for 2017. 
Sadly we are coming to the end of this awesome time of year, the fun ends on March 31st, 2017.
As always, I am offering a beautiful *FREE* Kit With Purchase for those of you that make your online purchase through my Stampin' Up! Store and use the current HOSTESS CODE: UKEW3QQP
You will receive this free kit with any qualifying order of $40 (before tax and shipping). Plus - you will also get to choose a free item from our S-A-B catalog with a $50 order!!! Yippee for FREE products I say!
Please remember that you MUST use the HOSTESS CODE to receive the free gift from me when you place your online order.
I hope you like my little sneak peek - the colors are so fresh and springy. I used the "Avant-garden" stamp set that you can receive for free on two of the three cards in the kit. Use any stamp set you would like, but the Avant-garden is just gorgeous!
Warm Hugs,


Sunday, February 26, 2017

EP. # 547 ~ "You Are One In A Dozen!" W/Stampin' Up!

Happy Sunday Happy Stampers,
Thanks for stopping by today, I hope all of you are having a relaxing weekend. I wanted to share this Uber Cute "Hey Chick" and "Perfect Mix" card and show you how super quick and easy it is to put together. I really enjoy using out Watercolor Pencils and they help make this card look amazing in person. 
You can earn the "Hey Chick" Stamp Set for FREE with a $50 Order (before tax and shipping) during Sale-A-Bration!!! 
Just visit my Stampin' Up! Online Store and if your order is under $150 please use the *Hostess Code* that is in the upper right hand corner of my blog. Thanks!
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday night and as always if you have any questions, just let me know...
Warm Hugs,

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

EP. # 550 ~ Valentine's Day Card featuring "Sunshine Sayings"!

Hi Everyone,
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you!
You are not crazy, the intro to my video today is incorrect, it is the video for Ep. #550 ~ Valentine's Day Card (Manly) featuring Sunshine Sayings. Ugh... video editing is not my strong suit! 
But, I hope you enjoy this video and find some inspiration from my manly card. I use this stamp set/die bundle all the time and hearts can be used for any occasion.
Have a wonderful day and know that I am thinking of each and everyone of you today!
Warm Hugs,

Saturday, February 11, 2017

EP. # 549 ~ "Big On Birthdays" with Stampin' Up!

Happy Saturday Everyone,
You will love how quick and easy this festive Happy Birthday card comes together! I love the versatility of this stamp set "Big On Birthdays" from Stampin' Up!
It has something for everyone from little kiddos to grown-ups of any age. In addition to that, I used our colorful 2016-2018 In-Color Designer Series Paper Stack and I go to that pad ALL the time!
I think you can see how easily this card could be altered to say really anything such as Thank You...
Thanks for watching and enjoy the rest of your weekend ~
Warm Hugs,

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

EP. # 548 ~ Bible Journaling (Newbie :) )

Hi Everyone,
Today I am stepping out of my comfort zone and sharing with you my Bible Journaling! I started this new adventure in January 2017 and I have never looked back. It is SO fun and SO inspiring, I wish I would have jumped on this amazing craze a long time ago, but better late than never right?!?
I am a newbie to the whole "coloring in my bible" thing and I have lots to learn, but I am on my way and I coudn't be happier. You just never know how things are going to turn out and I love reading and learning everyday. 
I hope you enjoy this video and if you have any questions or suggestions, I am open to those too - just let me know.
Warm Hugs,

Saturday, February 4, 2017

EP. # 547 ~ "Cool Treats" Birthday Cards Using Stampin' Up! Products

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Have you seen how super adorable this *Sweet* "Cool Treats" Stamp Set is???
It is available in a bundle or you can purchase the stamp set separately, but whatever your choice is, it's UBER ADORABLE!
I created five fabulous cards for you today and they go together really quickly and easily, making card making a actual pleasure. I love the cool and whimsical colors that are in this "suite" and of course all coordinate perfectly with the designer series paper.
Scoop up your very own set right away over at my online store and you will get to choose a *FREE* Sale-A-Bration product from our exclusive S-A-B Catalog!!!
Happy Hugs,

Saturday, January 28, 2017

EP. # 546 ~ "Bella ..." Thank You Card By Stampin' Up!

Hi there Crafty Friends,
Just a quick post sharing a really cute Thank you card I made today using Stampin' Up!'s "Bella and Friends" stamp set. It is sooooooo adorable and I made about 10 of these sweet cards as I ALWAYS need  thank you and birthday cards.
I hope you like it and keep you eye out for more Valentine ideas to come...

Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

EP. # 545 ~ *Sweet* Valentine's Day Treat Box!

Hi there Happy Stampers,
I've got a sweet project to share with all of you today and it features Stampin' Up!s Bakers Box Thinlit Die. It's one of my most favorite treat holders!
Your projects will turn out so professional looking, I am sure it will quickly become the die you reach for over and over again.
Don't have any Valentine theme paper or card stock? No worries, see how I made my own - easy peasy!
I hope this gives you a fun idea to create a darling box to share something sweet with your special someone.

Warm Hugs,

Friday, January 20, 2017

EP. # 543 ~ Valentine's Day Home Tour ...

Hi there Everyone,
Happy Friday ~ Are you all ready for the weekend??? I know I sure am, it has been a busy week in our home and next week is going to start out that way too.
As many of you know, in addition to being a avid crafter, I also LOVE to decorate our home for all the different holidays. I thought I would share with you the Valentine's Day cuteness that I have around the house. I hope you enjoy this video and it gives you some inspiration for your home as well.

Please make sure to "Subscribe" to my YouTube channel at:
and as always, thank YOU so much for watching!
Warm Hugs,

Monday, January 16, 2017

Paper Pumpkin January 2017

Hi Happy Stampers,
I love looking forward to receiving my Paper Pumpkin Kit every month, it's like getting a fun Birthday present in the mail! Check out what our February kit is all about ...
Remember too, that your subscription counts towards Free Sale-A-Bration products of your choice!
It doesn't get any sweeter then this ~

Sign - up today by clicking the Paper Pumpkin link on my blog and enjoy a darling kit delivered every month that is totally stress free. It's super fun!

Warm Hugs,

Thursday, January 12, 2017

EPI. #541 ~ A "Tea Wallet" Using Stampin' Up!

Happy Thursday Crafty Friends,
"When in doubt, pinkie out..." LOL! Today I am sharing with all of you a TOTALLY different project. In todays' video I will show you to make a super cute "Tea Wallet". No need for clubs here... 
What a fabulous gift for any tea lover and you can customize one for anyone on your Valentine's Day list. So grab your favorite flavor and relax while you see for yourself how quick and easy it is to make one of these darling wallets!
Remember it's Sale-A-Bration time right now, so keep your eye out for an upcoming video where I will be sharing lots of cards made from some of the new products from the Sale-A-Bration catalog. It's sure to give you lots of ideas and inspiration to draw from.
I also uploaded a video previously featuring many cards made from the products in the Occasions Catalog. So many creative and clever ideas galore...
Warm Hugs,

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Valentine's Day Goodies ~

 Greetings Happy Stampers,
  Today I wanted to share with you the darling Valentine's Day ❤️ card and matching gift bag that I made yesterday. 
  I used the Bloomin' Heart Thinlits #140621 from our Annual Catalog and the New In-Colors 2016 - 2018 Sweet Sugarplum Designer Series Paper #141408, both great items to have in your crafting collections.

  Remember, Sale - A - Bration is in full swing right now so for every $50 you spend you get to choose FREE product from the exclusive S-A-B catalog!!!
  This is also the perfect time to join Stampin' Up! and my team - lots of freebies for joining during this time so click the "Join My Team" button here on my blog and it will take you to the sign-up page. I would love ❤️ to offer you all the perks of being a member starting with a 20% Discount and free shipping on your customized starter kit, which obtw is just $99. Did I mention you will receive about $200 in Stampin' Up! products that you know and love!!!  💝 
  Have a happy day,

Sunday, January 8, 2017

EPI. #540 ~ Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog 2017 Card Share! *Tons*

Happy Sunday Everyone,
I hope all of you have enjoyed this first week of Sale-A-Bration and the release of the anticipated Occasion Catalog from Stampin' Up! It's been a fun and busy weekend with a team meeting and crafty time with my fellow stamping sisters.
If you are in need of some inspiration or looking for MORE ideas of cards and projects to make with some of the new products from the Occasions 2017 catalog, look no further! I've got lots of cards to share with you in this video.
I am so blessed to be surrounded by such talented crafters in the larger - Stampahowlic group that I and my team is apart of... If you are on the fence and ever thought about joining Stampin' Up! now is the perfect time! You will receive almost $200 in products for $99! Yep - your Starter Kit is just $99 and YOU get to choose/pick out $125 in products PLUS because it's Sale-A-Bration time, you will get to choose two (2) more stamp sets of any value of your choice form any catalog!!! Holy cats - that's an amazing deal and did I forget to mention that it will also come with FREE shipping!!!
For me, while I love the 20% discount and the early ordering privileges, what I value the most are the friendships that Stampin' Up! has offered me. I have met some really amazing people in this group and I would love to extend the circle of friendship to each and everyone of you.

Happy Hugs,

Friday, January 6, 2017

EPI. #539 ~ 2017 Calendar w/Note Pad Using Stampin' Up!

Happy 2017 Happy Stampers,
Is anyone else excited for the start of 2017 and all that the New Year brings??? It's a time of new beginnings and fresh starts. I know I have been busy thinking about my goals for the upcoming year.
We had a Girls Playday last week at my upline Janice's house and it was so fun to see other Stampahowlics and share our ideas. I got this idea from my stampin' sister Lisa L., who brought this for us all to make! I love the idea of having a monthly calendar PLUS a note pad all in one!!! Perfect for by the phone or on your nightstand... Thank you Lisa ~
Check out the video below for all the details and measurements, it was very easy to make and would make fabulous gifts too.

Happy Crafting,