Sprinkles of Life and a Color Challenge!


Stamp Set – Sprinkles of Life
Cardstock – Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Whisper White, Pretty Petals DSP
Ink – Mint Macaron, Archival Basic Black
Accessories – Big Shot, Hexagon Embossing Folder, Baker’s Twine Combo Pack, Mini Glue Dots, Snail Adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals

Did you know that Stampin’ Up! makes a donation to Ronald McDonald House Charities for each Sprinkles of Life stamp set that is sold?  I made this card to send to a friend of mine who is going through a difficult time.  I hope it brings her some comfort to know that she is in my prayers.

The color combination is from this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge.


The biggest promotion of the year, Sale-a-bration, is going on now.  Spend $50 on any combination of Stampin’ Up! products and choose a FREE item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.  It’s my favorite time of the year!  Feels like Christmas all over again.  🙂

If you have been inspired by my blog posts, please consider placing your next Stampin’ Up! order with me.  Shop on-line here.

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping!

To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds

Some of My Favorite Things…..

We have all been waiting for the 2016 Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration Promotion to go live and the day finally arrived!  I thought I would share a few of my favorite new products from the Occasions Catalog.  You might want to add them to your Wish List!

My Favorite Things

  1.  Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Wink of Stella

Clear # 141897 or Gold # 141898

Add sparkle to your projects without the mess.  The Wink of Stella Glittle Brush is perfect for writing and adding subtle controlled glitter to stamped images.  The brush tip produces thick and thin lines, allowing artistic freedom.

It comes in both Clear and Gold.  Only $8.00 each!


2. Three Month Paper Pumpkin Subscription (item # 137859)

3 Month Paper Pumpkin and Sale-a-bration

Item # 137859

The 3 month subscription is only $55 (reg. price $59.85)
earns 1 FREE Exclusive Sale-a-bration product!

Paper Pumpkin is a fully designed project kit will arrive with stamps, ink, and paper–everything ready to go so you can skip to the fun part of crafting.
After you order, you’ll receive a code via e-mail to redeem your subscription at PaperPumpkin.com.

Did you know that the Paper Pumpkin price already includes shipping?


3. Bear Hugs Stamp Set Bundle (available in both Clear and Wood Mount)

Bear Hugs Bundle

Clear Mount (item # 140823 and Wood Mount (item # 140822)

Here’s a bear hug for you, and one for you, and one for you . . . Stamp as many bear hugs as you want to give—with this stamp set you’ll never run out. Is a special someone far away? Now you can put a bear hug in a card and send it anywhere.

Bear Hugs Stamp Set and Bear Hugs Framelits are also available separately.


4.  Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack (item # 140681 – Only $8.00/48 sheets)

Going Places DSP

Pick a pack of patterned paper! This one is perfect for masculine cards.   So many designs, so many colors, so many uses. Each sheet is double-sided for double the creative options. The smaller size works beautifully on card fronts.

* 48 sheets, 4 each of 12 double-sided designs
* 6″ x 6″
Coordinating colors: Basic Black, Delightful Dijon, Lost Lagoon, Mossy Meadow, Sahara Sand, Very Vanilla

5.  Party Punch Pack

Party Punch Pack

Item # 140608 – $17.00

Aren’t these just the cutest little punches?  It’s part of the “It’s My Party” Suite of Products.  The punches are sized just right for the balloon, candle, and cupcake images in the “Party Wishes” stamp set.
Party Wishes

The “It’s My Party” product suite is a great collection of products that coordinate perfectly.  The designer series paper, enamel dots, washi tapeand baker’s twine  complement each other which makes it easy to create beautiful projects.

Check out the 2016 Occasions Catalog.  Fill your wish list when you shop on-line.  Sale-a-bration is going on now.  For each $50 of product purchased, you choose a FREE Exclusive item from the Sale-a-bration Catalog.

Sale-a-bration Catalog 2016

Thanks for stopping by.
Happy Stamping!



To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds

“Going Global” Valentine for the Pals Blog Hop


Welcome to the Pals Blog Hop for January 2016. We are thankful you stopped by to take a look at our new 2016 Blog Hop monthly themes.  This month we are showcasing projects using Stampin’ Up! products featuring a theme from any of the following: Valentine’s Day; Thinking of You; Get Well; or Sympathy. We hope you enjoy our creations.

You may just be starting the Blog Hop or may have come from the previous link from the Line-up on the Pals Blog Hop listing shown below.  The full lineup will help you move along from blog to blog so you may see all the projects.


I decided to make Valentine’s Day the focus of my project and used the Going Global stamp set to make a card for my husband.   The luscious Perfectly Artistic  DSP is one of the FREE items you can choose from the Sale-a-bration Catalog when you purchase $50 in Stampin’ Up! products.

I love how the blue swirls of this design looks like water.  After embossing the DSP with the World Traveler Embossing Folder, I dragged my Smoky Slate Ink Pad across the paper to add definition.

Jan 2016 Blog Hop

Stamp Set – Going Global, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock – Basic Gray, Silver Foil, Whisper White, Perfectly Artistic DSP
Ink – Smoky Slate, Tempting Turquoise,
Accessories – World Traveler Embossing Folder, Deco Label Framelits, Big Shot, Magnetic Platform, Stampin’ Trimmer, Owl Builder Punch (small heart), Fine Tip Glue Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Snail Adhesive

Below are some photos showing different steps of my card.

Jan 2016 Blog Hop Basic Gray

Corners of my 2 X 2-12/” cardstock were punched with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch.


Sentiment stamped and cut out with Deco Label Framelit is on top of the Basic Gray mat.

If you are like me, you don’t use Foil paper as a full mat – it’s just too pretty to hide.  I’ve been ‘hoarding’ my foil paper for just that reason.  See my solution below.

Jan 2016 Blog Hop Silver Foil Frame

I cut out the inside of my Silver Foil mat using my Stampin’ Trimmer. That gave me a 3-1/4″ X 4-14″ piece of foil to use on another project.

Jan 2016 Blog Hop Inside

Inside view of my card.


Thanks for visiting. To continue with the hop, please refer to the Blog Hop Line-up below. We hope to see you on next month’s Pals Blog Hop!

Happy Stamping!

Blog Hop Line-up:


  1. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Jennifer Michalski at Stampin’ Serenity
  4. Shawn de Oliveira at ShawnStamps
  5. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin’
  6. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts by Patti
  7. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  8. Michelle Gleeson at www.StampinMojo.com
  9. Shannon Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  10. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  11. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  12. Debra Simonis at Deb’s Stampin’ Grounds
  13. Jackie Diediker at Stampin’ Jackie
  14. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  15. Julie DiMatteo at The Paper Pixie
  16. Tricia Chuba at ButterDish Designs
  17. Karen Hallam at Karen’s Stampin’ Habit!
  18. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  19. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  20. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  21. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly’s Creative Corner
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  24. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  25. Kalyn Shubnell at The Stamping Chronicles
  26. Peggy Noe at Prettypapercards

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To view cards and projects that I made before May 22, 2015, please visit my former blog: Deb's Stampin' Grounds