Have you seen the New Fitting Florets Bundle?

Today my day off was spent in the dentist office.  Yuck!  I needed to get a new crown.  I hate the dentist.  The end result seems good, I just don't like getting there.  So very glad it's done.  The rest of my day was spent cleaning out the remaining flower beds.  Not fun, but necessary.  It was a beautiful day for that.

There is a new collection available!  It's the Fitting Florets Collection.  There is the bundle of a stamp set and die that is the basis of this collection.  These will be going to be in the next Mini Catalog that starts in January 2023.  

SU! is offerring a collection right now, and some of those products are available only for a Limited Time!  The additional products in this bundle won't be in the next Catalog.  And I will say, I really like the paper.  They even included some Christmas designs!


You can also get an extra stamp set!  That's what I used on my card, along with a piece of the DSP.   

I came across my Glimmer Paper just in time!  It was lost in my stash and completely forgotten about.  Better start using it for my club cards.  This leaf looked like it was calling for the red rhinestone berries.  

I'm not exactly sure what mistletoe looks like, but I thought this sprig looked cute above the front sentiment and also in the inside corner.  It was kind of fussy on the front, so I kept it simple for the inside.  I like the difference between the two.  

Go and take a look at the collection.  I can't wait to start coloring the flowers.  

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Two Color Soft Seedlings Card

Today we drove in to see Megan and had lunch.  The fall colors are definitely coming to an end.  There was still enough on the trees, but at the same time, a lot of bare trees.  I don't know how to feel about that.  Winter is definitely coming soon and I do love the fall.  Oh well.  Life goes on.

My club member this month wanted to make sympathy cards.  No problem.  I designed one for them to make.  This card was my Thank You card from September club.  I purposely did not put on any sentiment so they could add their own.  I understand not everyone wants too many sympathy cards, but at the same time, some want a few on hand.  This will give everyone the best of both worlds.  They can add their own by using Cherry Cobbler.

For this card, I used the stamp off technique.  I inked the entire stamp with So Saffron.  Then, with the daubers, I colored the ends with Cherry Cobbler by using the daubers.

Then, I huffed and stamped off three different times.  You can definitely see which image was stamped first and then last.  The key is to huff on the actual stamp before you stamp the image again.  By huffing, it re-wets the ink again.  

There are no embellishments on this card because I wasn't sure what they wanted to use it for.  Pearls, ribbon, or just about any other embellishment would look fabulous on this card.  

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Tasty Thursday - Glazed Carrots

Carrots are one veggie that often gets overlooked, I believe. We eat raw carrots and dip, Yum.  You can't go wrong with anything as long as there is Ranch dip. Or they go very well with peas.  Peas and carrots go well together.  They bring so much color to foods like fried rice.

I don't know many people who eat just plain cooked carrots.  I couldn't say why, but I wanted them as a side dish, with no other vegetables.  It was a weird "craving", if that's the word I'm looking for.  Anyway, this is the recipe I found on Pinterest.

Glazed Carrots

2 lbs Carrots washed and peeled​

1/2 cup Brown Sugar

​1/4 cup Butter

​1/2 tsp Salt

​1 1/2 cup Water

  • Slice the carrots into 1/2? thick slices and place them in a large skillet. Add the water to the skillet. Cover and medium high heat until the carrots are simmering.

  • Continue to cook over medium heat for approximately 8-10 minutes or until the carrots are tender.

  • Drain off any excess water.

  • Then stir in the brown sugar, butter and salt. Stir to coat the carrots in the butter and seasoning.

  • Cook for an additional 4-5 minutes until the sauce has formed and thickened some.

  • Serve warm and enjoy!

We all enjoyed this version of cooked carrots.  Definitely better than just plain cooked carrots.  They were just a little sweet.  So, I would cut back a little on the brown sugar.  Instead of 1/2 cup, maybe try 1/3 cup.  

I would also recommend using "real" carrots, the kind you have to cut and peel, not the baby carrots.  They don't have as much flavor as the "real" carrots.  

This would be a great side dish for those Thanksgiving dinners coming up.  It would be so easy to make ahead and just heat up that day.

You can view the original recipe on eatingonadime.com.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

Black, Gold and Cherry Cobbler Christmas Card

Glad I planned ahead and didn't make any plans for yesterday.  Saturday morning, I went and got my Covid booster shot.  Usually hits me anytime after 12 hours.  This time the worst was in the middle of the night.  The rest of the day I was pretty much lazy.  The girls were home so that always cheers me up.  

Believe it or not, this is not the most difficult card to make.  Just looks like it.  

The black Lights Aglow DSP base was super easy to do.  I cut a normal size for the front, 4 x 5 1/4 and I just cut 1 inch off the long edge.  It was just easier this way, instead of cutting two pieces separately.

The Cherry Cobbler piece is from the Lights Aglow DSP also.  This piece has 4 patterns on a single sheet.  Choose one.  I used this sheet before when I made the 4 different 3 x 3 cards.

I added the gold foil under the sentiment.  There wasn't enough bling/sparkle on the card already!  Can you have seen too much gold on a card?  Don't think I have.

Speaking of gold, I just had to add some on the inside as well.  Isn't this a fun inside?  As I always say, never forget the inside!

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Spruced Up Christmas Card

Today was a day off so I spent it mostly doing some cleaning.  Nothing exciting.  The most frustrating part of the day was dealing with Spectrum.  We've been wanting to stop it and go with YouTube TV.  This was the third time I was on the phone and after 1:13:00 and four person/department transfers, I think it finally got it straightened out.  That's time I'll never get back.  But, I was able to clean my kitchen while on the phone.  Thank goodness for putting the call on speaker.  Whoever thought to put that on phones was brillant!

How many Christmas cards do you have done?  I'm not even close yet.  This one will be added to my stash.  

The trees from the Spruced Up stamp set are so simplistic, and that's what I really like about them.  No fuss about them.  When using the silhouettes, don't forget to use the adhesive sheets before you cut them out.  Keep things easy for you.

The DSP and ribbon are retired.  Sorry about that.  If you look in the current catalogs, I'm sure you can replicate the card using current products. It's just hard to get rid of some retired products.  

For the ribbon, I just wrapped it around the DSP and tied the ends in Simply Elegant Trim.  The Cherry Cobbler ribbon isn't tied at all.  If you don't like tying bows, this is a great alternative way for ribbon.  

The banner from the sentiment is from the Stylish Shapes dies.  Put it on your Wish List if it isn't already.  Stitched banners, circles and squares are in the pack.  It's a NECESSITY  in my eyes.

As always, don't forget about the inside.  


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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Fun Fall Card using 3 Different Stamp Sets

This past weekend we went on the Wine Walk in town.  Twenty businesses downtown had a wine sampling and snacks.  We went with some friends and had a really good time.  It's been a while since we have hung out. And we were proud to have made it to all twenty businesses.  Some I hadn't even been in before.

Typically I don't do a card like this for club.  So many different colors.  But, it worked out well.  I made sure the blocks/stamps were labeled clearly what color they were to be stamped in.

Pacific Point is also a color I don't use very often.  I find it's hard to match up with other colors.  Darn, does it look good when there are all neutral colors surrounding it.


Did you guess the three stamp sets I used?  Again, I usually don't use this many stamp sets in a single card for club. I don't know what came over me last month.  Guess it's good to mix things up.  

I used up some gold trim on this card.  All I can remember is that it came in a pack with another ribbon.  If you don't have this particular one, the Simply Elegant Trim would also look fabulous.  

What color would you pair Pacific Point with?  I want to know!

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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A Card with Three Circles

It definitely has turned coler here the past few days.  I had a light sweatshirt on the other day at work and I could have used a heavier one.  The hot and humid weather I don't miss, but what happened to the 70 temperature weather?   Yesterday, I couldn't tell if there was a few snowflakes coming down or what.  It turned out to be sleet.  Snow doesn't sting the face when it comes down. Yikes!

Most people would pop the floral circles up.  I challenged myself to do the opposite.  The circles are adhered to the base while the Mossy Meadow is adhered with dimensionals.

For the circles, I used the retired 1 1/4 inch circle punch.  There might be a circle die that is the same size or close enough you might want to consider.  Use the same punch or die when cutting out the flowers.  I just chose three random flowers that I liked.  

To put together, adhere the Mossy Meadow first.  You can add the flowers by going over the Mossy Meadow or underneath, depending upon where the dimensionals.  I used a tweezers and that helped make it easier.  

We made this card in club.  Some people chose to eliminate the Mossy Meadow circles and use the dimensionals on the floral circles.  That works too!

My inside piece is super simple.  I just had to use that stamp some how.

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Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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1-1/4" (3.2 Cm) Circle Punch
1-1/4" (3.2 Cm) Circle Punch



Tasty Thursday - Hoisin Beef Noodlels

So, did anyone find a good deal on Amazon this week?  I found a few small things, but nothing substantial.  I was actually a little disappointed.  Oh well.  It's money that I didn't have to spend.

Ready for a simple and fast recipe for dinner?  Here it is.  It calls for ramen noodles so you know it should be relatively easy.  In my eyes ramen = easy.

The recipe calls for bok choy.  I typically don't buy it.  Also for the fat the recipe only calls for 1 cup and you can only buy it in a large quantity.  I would rather not use it than to use just a little and throw the majority of it away.  

Hoisin Beef Noodles

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 cup bok choy shredded
  • 9 ounce ramen noodles
  • 2 tablespoon oyster sauce
  • 2 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dark soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 2 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 large carrot shredded or sliced thin
  • Cook Noodles: Cook the ramen noodles according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.

  • Cook Beef: Heat the olive oil in a large wok or skillet over high heat. Add the ground beef and spread it out in the pan. Let it cook without touching it for at least 5 minutes or until all the meat juice has evaporated and there's a char on the bottom. Using a spatula flip the charred beef and toss it around.

  • Add veggies: Add the onion to the wok and cook for another minute, then add the garlic and cook for another 30 seconds or until aromatic. Add the bok choy and carrot and cook for another minute or until the carrot wilts just a bit. Turn off the heat.

  • Stir in noodles and sauces: Add the noodles to the wok then add the oyster sauce, hoisin sauce, dark soy sauce, vinegar and sesame oil to the wok and toss until everything is well combined.

  • Garnish and serve: Garnish with green onions, sesame seeds and serve.

I know the way the recipe calls to cook the beef is not the typical way.  For a change, I followed the recipe.  The meat had just a little bit of a char on, but wasn't burned.  And trust me, I wouldn't eat it if the meat was burned.  

When cooking the noodles, I wasn't sure to include the seasoning packet.  Because it is so loaded with salt, I chose not to add it, instead I just threw it away.  With all the other ingredients, we didn't miss it. 

If you want to view the original recipe, you can click HERE.   

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper