Category Archives: Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration 2020

Last Chance for Lovely Lily Pad

Today is the last chance for ordering the Coordination products and for earning FREE Sale-a-Bration items!

I finally pulled out the Shimmery White Embossing Paste and my Basic Pattern Decorative Masks and made the background I used on this card. It’s much more sparkly in person than I can photograph.

I used the Stamparatus to stamp the images with Versamark and embossed with white embossing powder. The lily is watercolored using Grapefruit Grove and Lovely Lipstick. The lily pad is watercolored using Call Me Clover. After watercoloring, I again used my Stamparatus to stamp the images using Versamark and embossed with white.


152288Lovely Lily Pad Photopolymer Stamp Set
152315Lily Pad Dies
150697Basic Pattern Decorative Masks
146972Grapefruit Grove 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
140272Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
149612Fluid 100 Watercolor Paper
147139Call Me Clover Classic Stampin’ Pad
147142Grapefruit Grove Classic Stampin’ Pad
147140Lovely Lipstick Classic Stampin’ Pad
102283Versamark Stamp Pad
103954Aqua Painter
103083Embossing Buddy
142808Palette Knives
145645Shimmery White Embossing Paste
109132White Stampin’ Emboss Powder
129053Heat Tool
104430Stampin’ Dimensionals

Little Ladybug

There are only a few days left of Sale-a-Bration so I thought I’d better ink up my Little Ladybug stamp set at least once before it’s gone. I stamped the flower on Pear Pizzazz and die cut it. I then stamped on So Saffron using So Saffron and then using Crushed Curry dabbed on the center using a sponge dauber. I die cut the flower and place it over the Pear Pizzazz one. The ladybug was a challenge for me. I’m very critical of my coloring skills and I didn’t like how it looked using the blends or the watercolor pencils, so I stamped on Real Red and Smoky Slate and cut them out to layer on the one I colored.


152384Little Ladybug Stamp Set 
153588Ladybugs Dies 
141705Layering Circles Dies
151690Stitched So Sweetly Dies
1496583D Embossing Folder Plate
149634Scripty 3D Embossing Folder
149101Perrenial Essence 12″ x 12″ Vellum Cardstock
131201Pear Pizzazz 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
102482Real Red 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
150883Seaside Spray 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
131202Smoky Slate 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
105118So Saffron 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
140272Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
147087Crushed Curry Classic Stampin’ Pad
147104Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin’ Pad
147109So Saffron Classic Stampin’ Pad
101406Staz-on Jet Black Stamp Pad
141709Watercolor Pencils
102845Blender Pens
133773Sponge Daubers
104430Stampin’ Dimensionals
144108Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals

Joy of Sets Blog Hop

Welcome Spring! It’s finally getting warmer here and the snow is melting (walking the dog is a little messy). I’m joining in on this month’s blog hop with the Joy of Sets Blog Hop Facebook group.

For this card, I embossed the vellum, added adhesive all over the back, and then put it on a white cardbase. I used the vellum because my embossing folder couldn’t do the front of the card with the words going the right way, it doesn’t actually look like there is vellum there.

For the water lily, I die cut the outline 5 times out of white cardstock with an adhesive sheet on the back and layered them. I backed it with patterned paper, filled it with the fine-tip glue pen, and set it aside to dry. If you get bubbles in the glue, gently tap the card on your table and they should disappear. I added a second coat of the fine-tip glue pen once the first had dried but I didn’t tap gently enough and some of the glue spilled out. So…., I sprayed it with a mixture of shimmer paint and alcohol to give the whole card a shimmer to cover it up. Embellishment opportunity.

I got the idea for the stained glass look of the lily from my favorite, Jennifer McGuire.

March 2020 Blog Roll

Angélique Nederpel

Sue Allen

Gez Carpenter

Tricia Butts

Libby Fens

Fiona Whitehead

Rebecca Jo Unwin

Brenda Nelson

Jill Chapman

JoAnn Pollock <—you are here

Rochelle Laird-Smith

Annette Ball

Susan Webster

Angie McKenzie

Jennifer Arent

Alejandra Gomez

Click here for a supply list.

Fun with the January 2020 Paper Pumpkin

I’ve completed a few Paper Pumpkins while my From the Heart series was posting. Another type of Paper Pumpkin that I put off is one with 3″ x 3″ cards, I don’t ever use them so here they are made into standard sized cards. I even used up some more of the sequins I had left over from Tuesday’s cards. The strips on the cards are 1 1/2″ or 2″ wide. I wasn’t thinking about how many cards I would create when I cut the first piece of paper. This is the honeycomb sheet from the Sale-a-Bration Golden Honey Specialty Designer Series Paper that is unfortunately sold-out.

I inked two of the strips with a sponge and four with a mix of alcohol and re-inker in a spritzer. I think I like how the spritzer comes closer to the heart color.

I misplaced one of the Rocco Rose hearts when I was making the first cards so it got a special version all it’s own. 🙂

Here is my version that you can make even if you didn’t get the Paper Pumpkin kit.

I punched the heart out of Shimmery White cardstock and sprayed with the Rocco Rose/Alcohol mixture. The sentiment is from the Little Ladybugs Sale-a-Bration host set and I layered it with Crushed Curry using the Layered Circle dies. The Mint Macaron is stamped with Versamark and the Breathtaking Bouquet stamp (of course). The strip is from the Pressed Petals Specialty Designer Series paper and then the front of the card is embossed using the Parisian Flourish 3D embossing folder. You actually could do the bees too but I didn’t get the Honey Bee Bundle.


152384Little Ladybug Stamp Set 
151612Breathtaking Bouquet Cling Stamp
1496583D Embossing Folder Plate
151474Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder
141705Layering Circles Dies
151292Heart Punch Pack
149500Pressed Petal Specialty Designer Series Paper
131199Crushed Curry 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
138337Mint Macaron 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
150089Rococo Rose Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
101910Shimmery White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
140272Whisper White 8 1/2″ x 11″ Thick Cardstock
147106Mint Macaron Classic Stampin’ Pad
102283Versamark Stamp Pad
148561Gingham Gala Adhesive-Backed Sequins
126185Stampin’ Spritzers
144107Take Your Pick Tool
104430Stampin’ Dimensionals

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By The Dock Impressions

I meant to use this bundle next month but apparently I was too excited to use it. 🙂 This was the second card we made at my last Cookies & Cards class. I wanted to use it to make a scene and I used the Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper as the water in the background.

J. Pollock Designs - Stampin' Up! - By the Dock


153817By The Dock Bundle
151622By The Dock Cling Stamp Set
151618Dockside Dies
148752Crackle Paint Cling Stamp Set
152284Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper
148551Stitched Rectangles Dies
131197Bermuda Bay 8 1/2″ x 11″ Cardstock
120953Crumb Cake 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
147096Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin’ Pad
147114Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
150083Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
149485Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack
146342Nature’s Twine
132133White Stampin’ Chalk Marker
104430Stampin’ Dimensionals
103683Mini Glue Dots


Bermuda Bay5 ½” x 8 ½”, scored at 4 ¼
Crumb Cake2” x 2”, 3” x 3”
Lily Impressions Designer Series Paper (DSP)4” x 5 ¼”


  1. Using the Stamparatus and Bermuda Bay ink, stamp the Crackle background on the front of the cardbase.  I positioned it ¼” from the top and side.
  2. Using Early Espresso, stamp the dock on the 3” x 3” piece of Crumb Cake.  Color the bird with the chalk marker.  Die cut.
  3. Using Pretty Peacock, stamp the sentiment on the 2” x 2” piece of Crumb Cake. Die Cut.
  4. Die cut the DSP with the stitched rectangle.
  5. Adhere DSP to cardbase.  Add dock and sentiment using dimensionals. 
  6. Cut a piece of ribbon to about 2 ½”, fold in half and push under the sentiment.   Tie a bow in the twine and adhere using a glue dot.

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