Thursday, August 20, 2020

WOW! Fall and Christmas Card Swap Video Share

Was so excited to share the gorgeous cards I received from the WOW Nola Creations Team Holiday Swap.  My Stampin' Up! team leader, Susan Levasseur, hosted this swap for the  Stampin' Up! demonstrators on her team and WOW is really the word.

Just Click the Image below to see the video of all the incredible cards.  I am sure there are some beautiful ideas you are going to want to copy or at least be inspired by.  

Click Picture above to see video

Hope you enjoy!
Molly D

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Fall Card Kit Class to Go


Love of Leaves Card Class to Go

This new class is one I'm sure you will "fall" in love with. Featuring the new Love of Leaves Bundle and the bits of the beautiful Gilded Autumn Designer Series Paper.


The Love of Leaves Bundle has fast become one of my favorites. The stitching detail on the leaves is just such a wonderful touch. And the watercolor look of the leaf stamps give your projects a rich look, so reminiscent of the changing colors of fall. 

And speaking of water coloring, one of the card kits will include precut leaves from watercolor paper, so you can do the "smooshing technique to color your leaves

I think you will really enjoy the shimmer of the Artistry in Bloom Sequins, so I will be adding a whole package, FREE in your class kit. The rich iridescent colors just speak the colors of the changing leaves.

So how do you get your hands on one of these Class to Go Kits?

 Options #1 -

All you have to do is purchase the

Love of Leaves bundle and Gilded Autumn Paper

from my online store using the:

Hostess Code: BTUEMEDK

and I will mail you the Class kits and your FREE gift of the Artistry in Bloom Adhesive Backed Sequins. (Links to product are provided below.)

 If you already own the Love of Leaves bundle, but still want the Class Kit, you have two options:

 Options #2

Place any order of $65 of products or more, using the Hostess Code BTUEMEDK, before August, 31, 2020 and I will send you the Class Kits and Free Gift!

 Option #3

You can buy the Class Kit from me for just $25 plus $5 shipping.

Just contact me@ molly to place your order and once your invoice is paid, I will mail your Class Kit.

 Here are most of the supplies I used,

but remember to be eligible for the Class Kit, you just need to order

the Love of Leaves Bundle and the Gilded Autumn Specialty Designer Series Paper.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

New and Oh So Exciting! Stampin' Up! Up New Online Store

So exciting.  A brand new Stampin' Up! Online Store is launching August 4, 2020.  Just in time to showcase the fun and overflowing new mini catalog.  

What to look for  in the new store and what you need to know to get started:

#1:  You need your login email and your current password.  You will have to enter these into the new store system to gain access.    

#2:  The new site is designed to work seamlessly on desktops, tablets and mobile phones.  So you can be inspired wherever you are.

#3:  New sorting options, larger images and shopping cart options make it an up to the minute shopping experience for you.

#4:  A brand new Wish List creator.  Perfect for you to mark items you might want for upcoming projects.  Or even more fun to drop hints to your friends and loved ones for gift ideas you are sure to love!

#5:  You'll see a picture of me, if you have selected me as your demonstrator, at checkout.  Or you can select the demonstrator you want for each purchase and then your most recent ones will come as selections for you at checkout.  Just confirm which demonstrator you want for each order and confirm at checkout.  If you are using a HOST CODE with your purchase, then the demonstrator will be automatically selected from that code.    You can easily find and select me by my name, Molly Downing, or by my location, Lake Charles, LA 70605.  

Want to get started shopping now or take a look around the new site?  Just click HERE.

I know you are going to love the new site and most of all every beautiful, fun new thing in the shop.  From everyday, fall, Halloween, winter and Christmas, all the choices are just meant to bring out the creative spark in you!

Here's a special gift I will send you with any order you place with me in my new store:

Offer good from August 5, 2020 to August 25, 2020. 
(If your order is over $150, do not use the hostess code, so you can take advantage of the Rewards for yourself and I will still send you the free gift! )

Have fun shopping around and being inspired by all the new bundles and ideas.  And be sure to take advantage of this great offer!

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Card Making with Stampin Up's New Ornate Garden coming April 1!

Hello, everyone!   I know we are all under some levels of stress, doing our parts to fight this Covid-19 outbreak.  But here's a great idea to entertain you and get your creative juices going...create hand crafted cards and mail out to all your friends and family.  And don't forget to leave one in the mailbox for your sweet mail person or one for your delivery drivers. If you're like me UPS and Fedex are helping keeping me safe by keeping me home.  

And  Stampin'  Up! is launching a beautiful new Suite...a super suite...showcasing and available April 1, 2020 that will be perfect to brighten everyone's day.  It's called Ornate Garden.  

As a demonstrator I was lucky to be able to order earlier, and have been having a wonderful day, crafting with all the beautiful products from this set.  Here are a few cards I was able to create, highlighting many of the dies and stamps from the new Ornate Garden Suite.  Plus, I pulled out some of my other favorite papers and stamps to add to the fun.  

No, you don't have to buy the whole suite, but it is jammed packed with every item that coordinates to maximize the beauty of this Ornate Garden collection. 

You will be able to order the entire Suite, or just the pieces that you would like to get started with on April 1 thru my Stampin' Up! store HERE Just a reminder, if you order anything thru my Stampin' Up! store, I will be sending you a special thank you gift for your order.  

But, while you have a minute or two to relax and get to crafting, here are some close ups of the cards I created with the new items and lots from my Stampin' Up! stash.  I used our Whisper White cardstock for the base layer to create a top fold, 5 1/2" wide by 4 1/4" tall card.   Then layered on a 5 3/8" by 4 1/8" print from our Woven Threads Designer Paper.  The white die cut layer is using one of the new Ornate Garden dies.  The Hello There  is from the I Say Hello stamp set. ( I used a mask to keep the little box that comes on the "hello there" stamp from getting inked.)

I stamped the large floral from the set onto Whisper White paper with Versamark ink and then heat embossed with Gold Powder.  With a water brush and my Stampin Up inks, I just colored between the lines to create this large focus piece.  Yes, I fussy cut out the image, but it it is so large it was super easy. 

This next three are all made with side folding card bases that are 4 1/4" wide by 5 1/2" tall.   This Thanks ever so much one uses a piece of 2019-2021 six inch by six inch Designer Paper fresh Terra Cotta Tile Check and another of the dies from the new suite.   The soft bow was made using some of the ribbon from the Ornate Garden suite, too.  The Thanks ever so much sentiment is from one of the new sets, coming out April 1, 2020.  

Once again, I used a 4" wide by 5 1/4" tall piece of the Woven Threads Designer Paper for one of the layers, placing it over a 4 1/8" by 5 3/8" piece of Seaside Spray Cardstock .  Another small piece of 2019-2021 Six by Six inch Designer Series Paper, cut to just 2" by 3/12"  was layered under one of the new dies.  This watercolor floral piece was made by stamping with Versamark on Whisper White, then heat embossing with whitre embossing powder.  Yes , it was a little tricky, coloring between these lines.  but I loved the soft look it gives. 

And lastly, I created this card using some of the upcoming Designer Series Paper from the new Ornate Garden Suite.  Both sides of each of the 12" by 12" papers are just stunning.  But I have to admit the Mint Macaron gold foiled paper used on this card is one of my favorites.  

The Leaves are made with one of my favorite punches, from more of the 6' by 6" Designer series papers. This one is Old Olive from the Regals 6" by 6" Designer Series Paper.  The darling daisies are made with the Medium Daisy Punch.  And those fuzzy centers are Perennial Essence Flower Centers.  They add such a lifelike look to these flowers.   I just love using them.  The "you are Amazing" sentiment is from the Band Together Bundle.  This is a gorgeous set that also has some beautiful dies.  

Hope you enjoyed seeing what I've been playing with lately.  And please don't hesitate to leave a comment and let me know what you are doing to keep busy during this stay at home time.  

I hope you all are staying safe, and creating loads of beautiful memories.  

Molly D

Saturday, January 18, 2020

New Kits! January 2020

I'm just here for the Beads and the Cake
Can't believe we are on the back half of January already, 2020. 
I hope you are having fun, crafting memories from this exciting new decade.  And scrapping your memories from the past.  

Here are just a few new kits, available for purchase, I have created this new year.  
Friends don't let friends craft alone

To Gnome me is to love me
Lots of fun new holidays to celebrate, so I kicked it off with Mardi Gras and Valentine.  
And of course anything to do with crafting is always my favorite. 

If you'd like to see these and more just click on the Scrapbook Kit link here or to the left of the page. 

Well, I'm going to get back to creating more fun kits and classes. 

Happy New Year to you and yours!

Molly D

Friday, January 10, 2020

Stampin' Up! New Mini Catalog and Sale-A-Bration


 Dressed to Impress
Hip Hip Hooray!  

Stampin' Up!'s newest Mini Catalog  is here...and it's wonderful.  Plus, it's just in time for our new Sale-A-Bration Event.  That makes right now the perfect time to order. It doesn't get better than that...order fun new products to create with and receive FREE items, too!  

One of my favorite new suites is the absolutely charming Best Dressed Suite. 

I was inspired by a card, created by DOstampinwithDawn, another Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I found on Pinterest.  I love the gorgeous floral print from the Best Dressed Suite, teamed with the darling umbrella and flowers from the new   "Under my Umbrella" suite.  

So have fun and take a few minutes to look thru the new Mini Catalog.    I'm sure you will fall in love with the fresh, new sets, just in time for Spring crafting.   Be sure and let me know which ones are your favorites.  

Hope your new year is off to a wonderful start, and have fun crafting!

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

New Scrapbook Kits

Fall is just around the corner, and that means it's time for new kits!  Posted here are just a few of the new kits.  I have just posted all the newest kits on my Scrapbook Kits page for you to see.  

I love the new papers coming out and really enjoyed creating these pages for you.  They were introduced at our Scrapping and More Crops last weekend, so some of the quantities are now limited.  Just message me or comment below to make sure the kits you might want are available, then paypal me at and I will get them right out to you.  

If you want to know more about our monthly crops, head to our Facebook page... Scrapping and More Crops and click on events to see upcoming crops.  Plus, there are loads of photos on the page, to give you a great idea of all the fun we have.  

Thanks for stopping in and taking a peek at the new kits. Happy Fall!
Molly D

Friday, July 26, 2019

Good Morning Magnolia Scrapbook Layouts

 Good Morning Magnolia

The new Good Morning Magnolia Suite from Stampin' Up! is fast becoming an internet sensation.  There are hundreds of beautiful cards and home decor pictures on Pinterest from talented demonstrators from all over the world.   But I couldn't wait to create a scrapbook layout with the collection. Well, actually 2 layouts. (video link at bottom of post)

The cool, charming colors of Petal Pink and Mossy Meadows are two of my most favored and they look beautiful when done in these glorious magnolia prints.  The top layout was done using some of the Designer Series Papers and Magnolia Memories Dies.  

Those beautiful 3D flowers were so easy to cut, color and layer.  The page title and  darker green leaves behind each flower were some I created and cut on my Cricut. The soft, vellum leaves were cut from the dies. I love mixing prints and then layering on texture and the soft and subtle Very Vanilla Scalloped lace trim was a very delicate way to do that.  


This suite also has the Magnolia Lane Memories & More Cards available.  I couldn't wait to use these to create a second layout idea. This one had a similar two page layout, but I added another page, using the Memories and More cards with the Variety Pack Photo Pages.  It was super easy to choose my favorites, add a few embellishments and layers and insert them into the photo pages.  And voila, a quick and easy way to add even more memories into your scrapbook.  

I used some of the extra cards from the package to fussy cut more flowers to use with my title and as layering pieces on the pages.  There is even some vellum cards, printed with the most beautiful flowers.  I used the Whisper White ink to color the back of some of the flowers  and them Petal Pink, So Saffron and Old Olive Blender pens to color in the flowers and leaves.  I love the soft look this added to the pages. 

Some of the larger memory cards also made great page embellishments and sentiment pieces.  This suite is just a lovely addition to your memory keeping and scrapbooking projects. Both the Designer Series Paper pack and the Memory Card pack have enough in them to allow you to complete numberous cards and layouts.  From weddings, to newborns, to cherished family moments, this collection is one not to miss.   

For imformation on how to order this, just click on any of the links below and you will be taken straight to my Stampin' Up! store. 
Use the Hostess code:  
when placing your order and receive the title and two card kits FREE from me as a thank you!  

Watch Video Here!

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