Almost the end of SAB

Can you believe that in 3 days SAB wll be over for another year?   Just like I can't believe that it is almost April.  Where did March go?  I am so ready for Spring to actually start.  Done with the cold and snow.  

All the products except the stamp sets, are while supplies last.  This means once they are gone, they are gone for good.  You might not want to wait if there is something you absolutely love.

One of my favorite SAB items was the Tutti Frutti note cards and envelopes.  The colors are nice and bright.  They also have a nice subtle pattern on the front.  Perfect for any occasion.  What was your favorite SAB item?

Don't forget that now is the best time to join the Stampin' Up family.  The starter kit consists of $125 of product, for only $99 and FREE shipping.  The $125 is your choice of any products in the catlogs.  Completely your choice, no one will tell you what to order or not to order.   Isn't that great?  Of course if you want opinions, I would be happy to help.  Plus, you can choose additional 2 stamp sets for FREE.  Another bonus during SAB.  

Time is running out, so don't wait!  If you have any questions, just contact me!  I'm here to help.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper


Blocks and Hanging Basket

I've completely forget about this card.  If I remember right, I made it last month.  

The slender rectangle piece of Whisper White was the perfect size for the Hanging Basket.  I used Stampin' Blends to color it.  Don't forget to use the Tuxedo Memento pad when using the Blends.  They will wash away the regular black ink pad.

The other three rectangles were from the Tutti Frutti DSP pack.  If you choose, you could use three different patterned papers, but I liked the two.  Or for another look, don't use a stamped image, but another patterned paper.  All four rectangles of patterned paper would be great too.

The banners, I started with a four inch strip of cardstock.  When cutting the edges, you can always make the size fit the sentiment.   Always better to start with a piece a little too large then too small.  

When adhering the banners, I only used the mini dimensionals on the right ends.  The left side was adhered with normal snail, and a pearl.  It's hard to see, but this gave them a little dimension.  

Down below, I listed the Stamin' Blends that I used.  Go with any color that matches your paper.  With a stamped image like this one, you could easily use the regular markers too.  Have fun with it.

Click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time..Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper


Daisy Birthday Card

Happy Sunday Eve.  

I actually feel like I accomplished a few things today.  For seveal weeks I've been wanting to rearrange things in my kitchen.  I finally got to it this afternoon.  Now it feels like I have a little more room to work with but my husband will forever be asking where things are.  Also, I was putting things away in my stamp room.  It's a disaster as always.  But I cleared off my table somewhat.  Now I have a larger area to work on again.  Also, got some cards packaged so I can bring them to the coffee store to sell.  Oh, I also have my spaghetti sauce ready so tomorrow morning, all I have to put it on the slow cooker and dinner is done!  

My friend and I share a birthday, so this is the card I made for her.  Got out the Delightful Daisy Suite and got to work.  Thought for a Spring birthday, this was a good choice.  

The daisy coloring was an idea I got off Pinterest.  Once these were stamped, I used the Stampin' Blender Pens and colored the petals.  It really gave the daisies more interest than being plain.  Because I did it right after I stamped, the colors blended very well.  If they don't, you can always use the stamp pads to get the same look.  

The center is enhanced with the Gold Faceted Gems.  Love how they give dimension to the daisy.  I chose the gold to bring out the Daffodil Delight.  They also come in clear.  The Glitter Enamel Dots is just an added detail.  I have them to use up so why not?  They match the card very well.

Don't forget that SAB is coming to an end this Saturday.  This is the last chance you will have to get stamp sets, framelits and accessories FREE.  You can always stock up on basic supplies, such as Whisper White Cardstock, or envelopes, if there are items you are interested in.  There are no limits to the number of SAB items you can order too.  

Hope everyone has a wonderful week!

As always, click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper




Oh to be at the Waterfront


It's officially Spring and we are supposed to get some snow tonight.  Welcome to Wisconsin.  It probably won't last long, just enough to make driving to work miserable.  I think we are all ready for real Spring.  I'm kind of envious of all those people heading out on Spring Break.  It's hard waiting for our time to come.  Over Memorial Day weekend, we will be heading to Germany to visit Alyssa.  I already can't wait to see her.  There's a tough sacrifice for Megan.  She will have to celebrate her birthday while in Germany.  Megan is taking the news very well.  

This was a fun card to make.  The striped paper is from the Tutti Frutti DSP.  I love how it turned out looking like a beach towel!  That happened kind of by accident.  

There is a lot of colors going on in this little piece of 3 1/2 square Whisper White.  When doing a scene like this, I usually start in the middle and work either up or down from there.  In this case it was down.  I started with the Pool Party blue.  Stamped it several times and then filled in with the Soft Sky.  We are at the beach so Crumb Cake is the sand.  Have to have palm trees at the beach.  The beach house was just a fun pop of color.  

Do you see the two colors on the sun?  It was done using the Rock 'n Roll technique.  Key part is ALWAYS start with the lightest color.  Here I first inked the sun stamp in Crushed Curry.  Then, I just tried to roll the stamp in the Pumpkin Pie.  I wanted to get it just on the edges for the sunset look.  It's not hard, but I suggest you practice before you actually put it on your card.  It's just a cool effect with no effort at all.  And doesn't cost anything.  Love that!

Color is a good thing right?  I hope so because look at al these colors in this card.  Wowsers!  But that is what makes this card great.  


Hope everyone has a great weekend!

As always click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper







Tasty Thursday - Boston Market Cornbread

Tacos are an easy go-to dinner in this household.  Everyone knows how to make them, so they can't get out of the work if I'm not home to do it.  Chris and Alyssa both really like cornbread.  For me, it's ok.  I like it, but can also do without it.  

This recipe I found on Pinterest and they both really like it.  I like it because it's super easy to make.   It uses a cake mix so it is a little sweet, but not too bad.

Boston Market Cornbread

  • 2 (8.5-oz) boxes Jiffy cornbread mix
  • 1 (18.5-oz) box yellow cake mix
  • 5 eggs
  • ⅔ cup milk
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup vegetable oil
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F. Spray a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, mix all ingredients until combined. Pour into the prepared baking dish. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.

That it. Pretty simple.  It has been a while since I've made this and if I remember right, it had to bake 5-10 minutes longer.  Just keep that in mind if you make it.   

My family likes to eat it with honey drizzled all over.  How do you eat yours...Plain, Butter, or Honey?

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper


Coffee and Friends

I made this card several weeks ago for my friend's birthday.  I had to make sure she received it before I added this to my blog.  Definately didn't want to spoil the surprise of her card.  She, of course, loved it.  Coffee is a favorite of hers, but she absolutely loves her homemade cards.  

This stamp set is so adorable, I don't know why I haven't used it much.  Sure am hoping this is not on the retirement list coming out in the next couple months.  The paper will probably be on the list and the colors are so me.  Soft and subtle.  Those are the ones I tend to go towards.   The patterned paper is all from the same dsp pack.  I love it when Stampin' Up makes crafting so easy.  


I used dimensionals in several places.  The papers the coffee cup is on, the coffee lid, and just some of the beans.  This card is definately not one dimensional. Can you ever have too many dimensions?  I don't think so.  

Unfortuntely, the ribbon happens to be retired.  I didn't have anything else that worked, but I love how it looks. It hides the seam of the two pieces of dsp.  

Take a look at the inside of the card.  For some reason, I couldn't leave it plain.  The beans and coffee cup were a perfect fit.  It would be hard to have one without the other.  The stamps make the inside so fun!


On to  other business,  have you heard about the Stampin' Blends?  The demand has been greater than Stampin' Up had anticipated.  Their supplier isn't able to keep up with the demand and many are currently on backorder . Therefore, Stampin'Up has made the decision to make them unorderable as of March 23 at noon (MT).  For those of you who have already ordered them, the orders will be honored when Stampin' Up receives them.  They are hoping the quantities will be replenished by the end of May.  

This is a decision Stampin' Up has not taken lightly.  They will keep us updated on their status. 

As always, click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time...Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

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Only TEN more days left

Can you believe that there is only ten more days left of Sale-A-Bration? 

Don't you just love these pandas?  I've seen so many cards and projects done with these adorable creatures.  If you are interested you better hurry to grab them.  They are FREE with a $50 order.  

Don't forget if you are interested in joining Stampin' Up, the best time is now.  Your Starter Kit is $125 of ANY product you choose and pay only $99.  And there is also free shipping.  And you can pick any two additional stamp sets for FREE.  It's an awesome deal.  

My journey as a demonstrator has been really exciting. I've started my own bog, created a stamp club, and met an entire new group of demonstrators that are really awesome. I would love you to join me. There is a lot we can do together.  

Feel free to contct me if you have any questions.  

Until next time..Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper

Challenge Card

Back to work today.  It was great having some time off last week.  I have a feeling that it's going to be a long week.

I was given a piece of this Foil Frenzy Specialty DSP and was challenged to incorporate it into a card or project. Since I don't have this paper pack, this was a challenge.   Instead of just using it as a background matte, I chose to break up the piece into smaller pieces.

I started with cutting the piece so it's 4 inches, the size of the Crumb Cake.  From there, I cut at 3/4, 1/2, and 1/4 inches.  It definately helped to break up a busy piece of paper . 

Compared to the bottom, the top was looking a little bland. By stamping tone on tone, the butterflies add some interest without taking away from the hanging basket.  Basically,  you just made your own patterned paper.  

Don't forget when using the Stampin' Blends, use the Tuxedo Memento Ink.  The Blends will blend in with the regular ink, but not the Memento.  I don't have all the Blends colors, so I chose the Pool Party set.  It's a nice contrast with the Berry Burst.  

For a challenge, I don't think it came out too bad.  I was kind of glad to get this since it was brand new to me.  It wouldn't have been much of a challenge if I had already worked with the paper.

As always, click on the above picture for dimensions and instructions.

Until next time..Stampin' Always,

Cheryl, HomeStyle Stamper