Savings are in Bloom!

I don't EVER remember Stampin' Up! having a sale like this!

The Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine is on SALE!!!

For the month of March, it's on sale for 20% off.  Original price is $60, but currently, it's $48.00.  Wow!

Plus...certain bundles are also on sale!  Double Wow!  You can see them here:





Mini Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine

$60.00 $48.00 USD
$82.00 $65.50 CAD


All Squared Away Bundle

$50.00 $40.00 USD
$68.00 $54.25 CAD


Art Gallery Bundle

$56.00 $44.75 USD
$76.00 $60.75 CAD


Beauty of Friendship Bundle

$58.00 $46.25 USD
$79.00 $63.00 CAD


Celebrate Sunflowers Bundle

$57.00 $45.50 USD
$78.00 $62.25 CAD


Garden Wishes Bundle

$57.00 $45.50 USD
$78.00 $62.25 CAD


Hydrangea Haven Bundle

$58.00 $46.25 USD
$79.00 $63.00 CAD


Pansy Patch Bundle

$57.00 $45.50 USD
$78.00 $62.25 CAD


Quiet Meadow Bundle

$59.00 $47.00 USD
$81.00 $64.75 CAD


Seascape Bundle

$52.00 $41.50 USD
$70.00 $56.00 CAD


Sweet as a Peach Bundle

$41.00 $32.75 USD
$55.00 $44.00 CAD


Welcoming Window Bundle

$56.00 $44.75 USD
$76.00 $60.75 CAD


What’s Cookin’ Bundle

$51.00 $40.75 USD
$69.00 $55.00 CAD


Wild Cats Bundle

$43.00 $34.25 USD
$58.00 $46.25 CAD

Personally, I'm eyeing up the What's Cookin' Bundle.  It's been on my Wish List since the Annual Catalog came out last June. All Squared Away has also interested me.  Hmmm.

If you want to see the official flyer, you can click here or on the picture above. 

Any backorders will not be allowed.  Due to supply chain issues, the promotion might be altered or ended early.   This means, don't wait if there is a bundle on your Wish List.  

Any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper





Fun with the Otters and Re-inkers

This is the day. 

Last day of SAB.  

Last day to get the Awesome Otters stamp set.  And they are so incredibly adorable.  Plus, the stamp set is FREE with any $50 purchase.  

Do you like the background paper?  I made it!  And it was so much fun to make.

First, find something that won't soak up water and re-inkers.  I used the largest stamping block, H.  You can also use the  silicone craft mat, wax paper, or even a disposable food container.  

With the re-inkers, randomly place ink drops around the size of the watercolor paper.  Spritz generously with water.  This is what my block looked like once it was spritzed with water.   The drops literally bled together.  You can always run a toothpick through the ink and water to blend them even more. 

Lay the watercolor paper over the drops/water.  Press down so the paper absorbs the water/ink combo.  Remove when the paper is covered.  Wipe down, gently, with a facial tissue.  This lightens up the color and also helps the drying time at the same time.

This my paper when I was done.  A few edges didn't get enough color, so I did touch up those areas.  


While the paper is drying, stamp the otter, and also the party hat, in Memento and color with the Stampin' Blends.  Cut both out with the paper snips.  By the time you are done with that, the watercolor paper is dry and you can finish the card!  The timing can't be more perfect.  

The otter is adhered directly to the watercolor paper.  But, I did use dimensionals on the party hat.  

The "Happy Birthday" came from the Biggest Wish stamp set.  I used Memento ink for this.  Night of Navy was a consideration, but I wasn't sure if it would stand out enough.  And I couldn't do a test stamp either since I only made this single paper.  

I may have to do this technique with my club.  They would LOVE  this.

Don't forget you can only get the Awesome Otters stamp set until tonight.  

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Pineapple Vibes...Yum!

Tomorrow is the last day of Sale-a-Bration!!

I can't believe that it ends tomorrow.  The time has gone way too fast.  But, then again, I lost the month of January being in South Carolina for three weeks.  So worth it, being able to spend time with my family. 

If you need any SAB items, time runs out tomorrow, Monday night.  

I have two favorite SAB stamp sets.  This is one of them, Island Vibes.  More specifically, the pineapple stamp.  Who doesn't love a good pineapple?  

The pineapple could be colored one of two different ways.  One - color with the Stampin' Write markers.  Easy.  Two - carefully ink the stamp using the ink pads.  There is an invisible line between the stem and the pineapple body so it's not hard to use the ink pads for a change.  Usually the line doesn't cooperate well.



Aren't these colors perfect for fall?  I didn't think about that until just now when I saw these colors together.  Sure didn't get the fall vibe when looking at the card.

The only part that was tedious was cutting out the pineapple.  I made these for my club and I had to cut out 10 of these pineapples!  Yikes!  I don't know what I was thinking.  Fortunately, I was able to spread it out a bit.  Cut some pineapples, cut some paper, more pineapples, stamp some palm leaves.  

The other stamp set I'll be missing is the Special Moments.  There are such good sentiments that could be used every day.  I wish they both wouldn't be going away so fast!  

As usual, don't forget the inside.  One stamp of the palm leaves was enough for me here.  

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Blessing of Home Birthday Card

Megan and I are so happy...Chicago shows are back on!  It seems like with the Olympics, it's been forever since they were last on.  I got caught up on Med and Fire from when I travelled to see my Aunt.  Still have to catch up on PD.  It won't stop me from watching it tonight!

This is my debut card with the Blessing of Home stamp set.  I'm sure it will be seen quite a bit!

I used the Stampin' Blends to color the flowers.  This card was for my club.  So to keep it easy, I colored the flowers with just one shade of the blends.   It may look like I did, but I just colored a litle more in a few areas.  I recommend on using either all lights or all darks, not mixing the two. You can always use the regular Stampin' Write markers if you don't have the blends.  

The bouquet is adhered with dimensionals.  The sentiment is laid over the bouquet and I used dimensionals just on the ends.  The flowers will hold it up in the middle.  

Got ribbon?  When I designed this card, I didn't have any ribbon with me that matched.  My club members were given a choice to add one if they wanted.  One could easily be added by making a bow and adhering it with a glue dot.  

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Island Vibes in Just Jade

We have been going stir-crazy lately.  I didn't have to work yesterday, so we went up to Madison to get Alyssa and we all went to New Glarus, Wi.  We were disappointed to find out the New Glarus Brewery is closed on the weekends.  They make the fabulous Spotted Cow beer, which I do enjoy.  Instead, we went to Bailey's Run Winery.  Fabulous wines!  We all did a tasting and enjoyed them all.  Except for the jalapeno wine Chris tried.  It was spicy hot!   Wouldn't purchase a bottle for drinking, but we could see it being used in cooking.  They also had some great wood-fired pizzas.  It is a place we would definately want to revisit in the Spring/Summer.  It's a beautiful place to sit outside overlooking the vineyards.  

When I saw the Island Vibes stamp set, I knew right away that I wanted it.  Alyssa loves pineapples and I can see using this set for a birthday card for her.  Unfortunately, I'll be waiting for that since her birthday is in December.

Island Vibes is in the SAB catalog.  You can earn it FREE with any $50 purchase.  The sentiment is from the Special Moments set set, also in the SAB catalog.  The stamp set has 21 different sentiments!  I feel in love with it immediately.  It is FREE with a $100 purchase.  SAB does end Feb. 28.  So don't wait too long if you want these sets.

To make it easy, I colored the stamp with the Just Jade and Bumblebee markers.  Don't forget to huff on the stamp after you color it!

I tried to create a shadow of Just Jade under the pineapple piece.  Using the Stampin' Brushes, brush the color on the Basic White piece.  Make sure you will see the color once the Pineapple is adhered.  The key is to make sure you don't brush too much color on.  Use a light touch with the brush.

Sprinkle some enamel dots around, add the bow, stamp the sentiment and you are done with the card.  

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Tasty Thursday - Angler's Delight

Happy Weekend Eve!

Any special plans?  Megan want to do something, but we haven't decided what exactly.  We have thought about maybe visiting a few winerys or brewerys.  Maybe dinner out on Saturday.  Maybe grab Alyssa in Madison and make her go with us.   Who knows! 

This recipe I've actually forgotten about!  I was going through some old cookbooks, ready to purge and I came across this one again.  So happy to find it on Pinterest, so out went the cookbook.  

Typically I don't cook fish much at home.  Only because of the lingering smell.  Doesn't mean I don't like it though!  And this recipe had a lot of flavor.  It's the taco seasoning.  The recipe says to cook the fish on the stove top, but I would definately try it in the air fryer.  

Angler's Delight

  • 6 haddock or cod fillets (6 ounces each)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  1. In a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, arrange fish in a single layer. Pour lime juice over fish. Let stand for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, in a shallow dish, combine the flour, taco seasoning, cumin and cayenne. Remove fillets from juice and pat dry with paper towels; discard lime juice. Coat fillets with flour mixture.
  2. In a large skillet, cook fillets, in batches, over medium-high heat in oil for 6-8 minutes on each side or until fish flakes easily with a fork.


The recipe is from Taste of Home.  So, you know it's going to be good and easy!  You can find the original recipe here:  Angler's Delight 

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper


Celebrate Today Magnet Kit

Have you seen the new kit Stampin' Up! has come out with? 

It's an adorable magnet board!  Your chores and to-do lists won't look better!  



This is everything the kit includes:

*Predesigned projects
*Step-by-step instructions
*Precut pieces (No prep work! Get right to crafting)
* Makes 1 framed magnet board

*Enough adhesive to complete projects
* Includes 6 magnet clips
* Includes 2 image sticker sheets and 4 sentiment sticker sheets (1 each for the following languages: Dutch, English, French, and German)
* Includes 24 double-sided 4" x 3" (10.2 x 7.6 cm) cards
* Includes 2 sheets of 12" x 12" (30.5 x 30.5 cm) paper
*A 9-7/8" x 6-1/2" x 2-3/4" (25.1 x 16.5 x 7 cm) printed designer box for storage or crafting on the go

The completed frame measures 12 x 12.  

Typically, I don't do kits, but I really, really want this one.  It's only $25.  

I'm thinking it would be a great graduation gift for any female that will be off to college!  This would look adorable in any dorm room.  I know I would have bought these for my girls, back in the day.  

Plus, with just a purchase of just one magnet board, you are half way to receiving a SAB item.  Purchase two, and you can get an item FREE from the SAB catalog.  It's as easy as that. 

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper 




Easy Scraps Card

Today was super slow at work today. I was surprised, with it being Valentine's Day.  We had one order for a single bouquet of flowers and another for chocolate covered strawberries.  Sometimes I'm just stunned what people order.  But, I wasn't busy. so I wandered into the produce area and helped with the chocolate covered strawberries.  There were several hundred strawberries that were ordered just for this day.  And they sell like crazy!  But they are really good and I ended up buying some for me and the girls.  

I made this card for my club people.  It's an absolutely fabulous way to use up scraps!  The patterned paper is 1 x 3 so you can make a lot of cards with that size.  

After digging through my paper, I found Hand Penned DSP.  With Christmas is now past, it's great to get out all the other DSP again.  No holidays to keep in mind.  I'm full ahead with Spring.

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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