Take Note…


I just want to touch base with all of you to let you know I haven’t posted , because my website is being up-dated and worked on. I have done all the new graphics and now the graphics are being installed. Sorry for the inconvenience. I hope to be up and running soon. In the meanwhile, I’ll try to post some projects.



Siggy 2


Today is: Letter Writing Day

Nothing can be more poignant and more touching than a message sent through a letter…


For hundreds of years communication took place through just a couple of ways, you either sat down and had a conversation with someone or you wrote your thoughts and feelings down on a letter and had it delivered to them by courier. The nature of letters made them incredibly intimate, as each carried the indelible mark of its creator. Everything from the subtle scents of your home and perfume, to snippings from your garden could be included in a mailed letter. Digital media just doesn’t quite carry the same personal level as this old method, and Letter Writing Day is your opportunity to remember the wonders of the hand-written word.



How to Celebrate Letter Writing Day
Get out the pen and paper and start writing! Picking who to write too can often be the hardest thing, but you should select an old friend or family member of any age. For the young it can be novel for them to receive a written personal letter, it’s just something that isn’t done anymore and through doing so you can share with them that unique and personal experience that is receiving a written letter from a loved one. If saved, it’s something you can hold on to for a long time.


So, get thise letters signed, sealed and delivered! Take the opportunity provided by Letter Writing Day to work on your writing skills, and let a loved one know they’re worth a little extra effort.



Siggy 2


Grateful Bunch: Pocket Book

Grateful Bunch Pocket Book HeaderWhat a fun project! This pocket book was made using CD Pocket folders and they work perfectly in the assemblage of this book. Once completed this book can be used as a baby photo book, wedding album, receipt/coupon organizer, restaurant menu holder-I could go on and on. Switch out the Designer Series Paper and the colors to match whatever theme you want your book to be.

Grateful Bunch Pocket Book 1

Before you begin this project, you need to purchase some of these CD folders. For this book three CD folders were used. These CD folders can be found at an office supply store or online.

Grateful Bunch CD Folder



Grateful Bunch CD Folder Glue

  1. First three folder were affixed together using Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue. Place the glue on two of the back of the pocket pages.




2.  Cut five 5″ x 5″ pieces of Designer Series Paper, of the same pattern, for the front and back covers and the three full pages of the book.

3,  Cut three more 5″ x 5″ pieces of different patterned Designer Series Paper for the three pages with the pockets.

4.  Carefully trace the pocket onto the three sheets and hand cut along your traced lines. If you rotate the cut pieces, you’ll be able to have enough to cover the top and the bottom of the three pocket pages in different papers.



  1. For pages 1 and 2 of my book, I embellished it with the same Wisteria Wonder paper. On the full page I ran the strips horizontally and on the pocket page vertically. This paper was computer generated onto 12″ z 12″ paper using R, G, B numbers for the color. These were adhered with Multi-Purpose Liquid Glue.
  2. A 1″ x 3″ strip of Designer Series Paper was affixed up the side and a 1/2″ circle was punched halfway on the edge.
  3.  The floral border along the pocket edge was cut from Designer Series Paper and glued.
  4.  The large flower, from the Grateful Bunch stamp set was inked up in Blackberry Bliss Ink (retired) and stamped randomly on the full page. The butterfly was stamped in Wisteria Wonder and the greeting in Calypso Coral.

Grateful Bunch Pocket Book Pages 1 & 2


Grateful Heart Pocket Book Pages 3 & 4

Grateful Bunch Pocket Book Pages 5 & 6

For the Cover:

Grateful Bunch Ribbon Placement



Grateful Bunch Front & Back Covers

THE COVER MEDALLION: I’m using the word “medallion” loosely here as a  form, used as an ornament in a design.

  1. Cut a 2-1/8″ x 2-1/8″ and a 2-5/8″ x 2-5/8″ piece of Whisper White.
  2. Cut a 2-3/8″ x 2-3/8″ piece of Designer Series Paper.
  3.  On the small piece of Whisper White stamp the large flower from the Grateful Bunch in Blackberry Bliss (retired).
  4. Adhere the three medallion layers together.
  5. Adhere the front and back covers with Multi-Purpose Glue.
  6. Cut a 5″ x 1″ piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock and affix it across the middle of the front cover.
  7. Adhere the medallion over the Blackberry Bliss strip as shown.

Grateful Bunch Front Flowe Medallion

Grateful Bunch Cover Side View

If you get your hands on some of these CD Pocket Folders, try a few of these pocket folder books. They make great gifts!


Thanks for stopping by and remember, “To make what you love and love what you make!”


Embrace the day,

Siggy 2




Q & A: Cutting Card Stock

Q: When stamping with my wood blocks, how do I get the card-stock size for those images?

A: To get the size of cardstock you need to stamp your image. Take your wood block and lay it wood side down on Stampin’ Up!s Grid Paper (130148). Then whatever measurement you get from that you’ll go up about 1/4 of an inch or more if you’d like for the next layer.

Example: If your wood block measures 2 1/4 x 2 1/2 you would cut your neutral cardstock to 2 1/2 x 2 3/4, stamp your image, then cut your next piece of cardstock to 2 3/4 x 3. (This also applies to the Photopolymer or the clear stamps)


Bonus Days: At Stampin’ Up!

bonusdays lakeside stamper


  • For every $50 (on a single order, price before shipping and tax) you spend, you’ll earn a $5.00 Bonus Days coupon that you can redeem between August 2 – 31, 2016.
  • An email address is required to participate in this promotion; Bonus Days coupon codes can only be delivered via email.
  • IMPORTANT!  Save both the email containing your Bonus Days coupon codes AND write down the coupon codes in a safe place. Codes cannot be re-sent if the email is lost, and lost codes cannot be recovered.
    • Bonus Days coupon codes can be redeemed for any product, excluding Starter Kits and Paper Pumpkin subscriptions. New prepaid Paper Pumpkin codes can be redeemed.
    • There is no limit to the number of coupons you can receive per order or throughout the duration of the promotion. There is no limit on the number of coupons you can use on an order during redemption


This is so simple you will definitely want to place an order in July so you get Bonus Coupons to spend in August.


Just trying to keep you informed!



Siggy 2



Stampin’ Up!: Sitting Here Birthday

Sitting Here Header

This is one of my favorite new Stampin’ Up! stamp sets called, Sitting Here. It’s a versatile set and portrays lazy comfortable images, including a swing with cozy pillows.  The stamp set comes with a swing, but I changed it to a bench and even used part of the swing for a shelf. I’m even playing around using one of the pillow images as floor tile!  The possibilities are truly endless with this Sitting Here stamp set. And, don’t you just love the new Stampin’ Up! 2016-18 In-Color Flirty Flamingo??


Sitting Here Card 1

Let’s get started:


Card Stock & Cutting Dimensions:

  1. Basic Gray (121044): 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ scored at 4-1/4″
  2. Flirty Flamingo (141416): 5″ x 3-3/4″ and 2″ x 2″ (for stamping)
  3. Whisper White (100730): 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″ and 4″ x 3″ (for stamping)
  4.  Soft Suede (115318): 3″ x 3″ (for stamping)



  1.  Ink up the “Happy Birthday” greeting from the Butterfly Basics Stamp Set (138813) in Flirty Flamingo Ink (141397) and stamp it on the larger Whisper White layer in the upper left hand corner.
  2. Ink up the round and square pillow images from the Sitting Here Stamp Set (141589) with Basic Gray Ink (140932) and stamp it on the Flirty Flamingo (141416)
  3.  Ink up the swings seat in Basic Gray and stamp it on the smaller Whisper White piece.
  4.  Ink up the swing again and this time stamp only bottom wooden rail on to the Whisper White.
  5.  Ink up the cat in Basic Gray and stamp the cat on the Whisper White as well.
  6.  Ink up the flowers and flower pot image with Emerald Envy Ink (141396) and stamp two on the Whisper White.
  7. Ink up the dog, basket and the bottom swing rail in Chocolate Chip Ink and stamp the images on the piece of Soft Suede.

Sitting Here Bench Detail

Cutting, Coloring & Embellishing:

  1.  Carefully cut out the two flower pots, the two pillows, the dog, the cat and the basket.
  2.  Color in the flowers.
  3. Place a small Silver Brad (just retired) or pearl in the center of the round pillow.
  4.  Cut out the swing and cut off the swing’s ropes. Cut the bottom rail on the second swing and cut two small pieces and adhere as the bench legs.
  5. Cut out the Soft Suede swing bottom rail to use as the shelf. One end will need to be cut and shortened depending on how and where you use it.

Sitting Here Cat Detail

Piecing It All Together:

You can place the images any way you find pleasing. Play around with all the pieces and adhere them to the top Whisper White layer but first…

  1. Adhere the layers a shown.
  2. You can place the dog or cat in the basket. I chose to cut a slit in the basket and slipped in one of the flower pots. The cat looked cute on the shelf and the dog looked comfy on the top curve of the bench too.


Here’s to sitting on our back decks, our front porches and our sun-rooms being as comfy, cozy and lazy on the soon to come “Dog Days of Summer!”


Thanks for stopping by.



Siggy 2


Love & Affection: Any Occasion Card

Love & Affection Header

Hello Stampers and Paper Artists!


I know it’s been a long time since I’ve posted. I have to tell you I’ve missed it and was hoping to have my new designed blog up and running, but it’s taking me longer than I anticipated, so for now I’ll get back to posting here.


First, I would like to tell you I’ve been working on a few E-Books and they are finished!!! I’m not making them available until the new Lakeside Stamper blog is up. So, you all have something to look forward to.


Today’s share is one of the cards we made at my Everything Floral Workshop using the very new Stampin’ Up! Love & Affection Stamp Set and one of the new 2016-18 In-Colors, Dapper Denim! Pure love…


Love & Affection


Here’s the “How To” for this simple Love & Affection Card:


Card Stock and Cutting Dimensions:

  1. Dapper Denim: 8-1/2″ x 5-1/2″  scored at 4-1/4″
  2. 2. Crumb Cake: 3-1/4″ x 5-1/2″  This dimension is the same size as the card front with no borders. It should line up edge to edge
  3. Line up, along one edge of the Crumb Cake layer, the long leaf die from the Botanical Builder Framelits. Run it through the BIG Shot.

Stamping:Love & Affection Recipe

  1. Ink up four different stamps from the Love and Affection Stamp Set with Dapper Denim Ink and on the piece of Crumb Cake, randomly stamp the images.



  1. Now simply adhere the Crumb Cake layer on to the Dapper Denim card base and you are done! This card can be used vertically or horizontally. Send it in a Crumb Cake  envelope, stamped up as well, and you’re good to mail it to someone special.


It’s good to be back!



Siggy 2



Going, Going, Gone: Retiring Stampin’ Up! Products


TH_social_retired2016_demo_Apr1816_NA_6It’s that time again: Stampin’ Up! is getting ready to retire stamps and accessories from both the annual and occasions catalogs. As sad as it is to see these products go, there’s still time for you  to get them before they’re gone. Plus, retiring products have discounts of up to 50%! Retiring products will only be available until May 31, or while supplies last, so place your order before they’re gone!

*Due to high demand for retiring stamps, Stampin’ Up! will keep producing retiring stamps until May 22 (not accessories, which are only while supplies last).


Details: Dates: April 18 -May 31, 2016 (or while supplies last).

  • Deadline for phone orders: May 31, 2016 6:50 PM (MT)
  • Deadline for OEX/Online orders: May 31, 2016; 11:50 PM (MT)

Retiring List

These lists are updated daily to show the availability of all retiring products. Download the PDF below and check on the Stampin’ Up! website




Bear Hugs Birthday: Slider Card

Bear Hugs Birthday

Welcome back!  Today’s share is a slider card we made at my last workshop. One attendee asked if we could make a slider card and so we did. The last slider card was with the Sale-A-Bration Honeycomb Happiness Stamp Set and can be found HERE.  I love this Bear Hugs Stamp Set! When I first saw it in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog the possibilities kept flowing in my head. This stamp set can be used for a masculine, feminine and children’s card for any occasion. This slider card was made with my son-in-law in mind for his birthday which we celebrated on Friday.

Bear Hugs Card

Instructions for the Bear Hugs Birthday Slider Card:


  1. Cut a 10″ x 7″ card base from Whisper White Card Stock and score it at 5″
  2. Cut one 4″ x 6″ piece and one 6″ x 2″ piece of Pool Party Card Stock.
  3. Cut a 6″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Wild Wasabi Card Stock.
  4.  A 3″ x 3″ piece of Chocolate Chip (for bears), a 5″ x 1-1/2″ piece of Tangelo Twist (for fish) , a 1″ x 1″ piece of Hello Honey (for honey-pot) and a 6” x 2″ piece of Whisper White (for flowers & greeting)


All stamps are from the Stampin’ Up! Bear Hugs Stamp Set

Bear Hugs Detail

  1. Stamp the large and small bear in VersaMark on Chocolate Chip Card Stock and sprinkle on White Embossing Powder and melt it with a Heat Tool.
  2. Stamp 5 fish in Memento Black Ink on the Tangelo Twist Card Stock.
  3. Stamp the honey pot in Memento Black Ink on the Hello Honey Card Stock.
  4.  Stamp three group of flowers and the greeting in Memento Black Ink on the Whisper White.



  1. With the BIG Shot and the Bear Hugs Framelits cut out the Papa and Baby Bear, the honey-pot, the fish and the flowers.
  2. On the Wild Wasabi piece punch the slider opening with the Window Punch.
  3. Tear the 6″ x 2″ piece of Pool Party along one edge. Sponge the torn edge with a Sponge Dauber and Pool Party Ink.
  4. Hand-cut a cloud shape around the greeting.



Bear Hugs Lil' Bear Detail

  • Adhere the torn pirce of the Pool Party about halfway down the Pool Party base making sure you placed a fish jumping out of this “wave.”
  • For the Wild Wasabi Layer follow:



  • Place three fish on a piece of Baker’s Twine. Use Glue Dots to   adhere them.
  • Attach the Baker’s Twine to the bear hands using two Chocolate  Chip Candy Dot Brads.
  • Place and attach all the pieces as shown above.

Bear Hugs Sentiment

PLEASE NOTE: I’m in the process of redesigning my blog. I thought it was time for a new look.  I’ll post when I can this month, but it may not be as frequent as I would like…


Embrace the day!

Siggy 2


Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes