Oh Happy Day Shadow box

How’s this for fun.


I love our new Serene Scenery DSP. Perfect for a little Shadow box.

I added the Greeting Oh Happy Day from the Scenic Sayings stamp set. I used our foam based pad in Soft Suede-inked and stamped on our vellum.


It stays wet enough to add clear embossing powder. Tap off and heat. I used our new oval framelits to cut out and ta da!

Check out this beautiful paper:

#1 #2 #3 #4

There is a lot more to look at but I gave you just a teaser.







My New Catalog Open House and Sale


WHEN: Saturday, June 18th from 12:00PM-3:00PM

WHAT: Come by and pick up a New copy of the 2016-2107 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. See new stamps, papers, in-color inks and papers, new tools and supplies, see new ideas displayed, enjoy tasty treats and make a fun project. This is a FREE EVENT and you can bring a friend or two, or three.
WHERE: At Bragi Coffee House and Wine Bar. 80 N Walworth Ave, Williams Bay, WI 53191 Phone (262)-374-0219
While you are here, check out all the great items that I have for sale: All Retired stamps, DSP, inks and pads, 5 Cent 12 X 12 DSP. Lots of retired Dies, thinlits and coordinating stamp sets.

If you are in my area for this-I would Love to have you stop by.

It will be an ENJOYable time!




Create a crate

I decided to do a little nighttime stamping and creating on Periscope tonight. For those of you who are new to my blog, I create a lot at night. I use to work night shifts in Law enforcement for many years and I will tell you, Night time is where it’s at! I did enjoy working the late shift. Although no longer a Police Officer/Security, I still am up and I create in my office at night. My family are looooong gone to bed. Usually I’m up until midnight or 1:30 AM if the creating is really good. I just had to recreated the crate featured on page 148 in our New 2016-2017 Stampin’ Up! Catalog. It’s so cute.


The directions came from a really nifty demonstrator-Jackie Topa. Since I haven’t seen a video on the assembly of the crate, I  decided to create this little crate LIVE on Periscope. Click here to see my video.

You can visit my Periscope station (http://www.periscope.tv/livinglakelife) to see current and past videos.

Directions for this crate:

Base is Kraft Card Stock cut at 9″ x  3″ (score at 2.5″ & 6.5″)

4 slats are cut at  1″ x 5″ (score 1/2″ on each side)

If you want handles, use the current Classic Label punch or the now retired Window punch. I made the cutout on the recreated crate but not on the second natural box.

Stamp (in Tip Top Taupe ink) the base and then the slats with the background stamp-Hardwood.

I added a bit of filler or Foo Foo and added candy from the $ store. Perfect for gift cards. It would be great as a Father’s Day Gift! Right!

I think you could use these as fun place settings for your summer picnic or gathering.


Supplies I used:










A nice simple Thank You


Today’s post is about my latest and most favorite stamp set to date. Until the Holiday catalog comes out, that is. I love & love how this card turned out. It’s all about the Touches of Texture set. If you like the natural look and or collage creations, this set is for you. I prefer getting these type of stamps in wood. If I decide to create with other mediums, it’s always best for me if I have the wood blocks. I know all artists do their own thing but for me, it’s a better choice. I like the wood grip better if I decide to stamp on a wall or on a board, easel, or clothing. I predict you will see more of this, more cards and possibly in 3-D items. Stay Tuned.


Of course it has the great little speckle stamps too. Love it.

Check out this cute little Bee. Bee love.


The Washi tape is brand new. This yummy design comes in the Hello Lovely Project Life Accessory Pack. Even if you do not use Project Life for Scrap booking, it’s still perfect for using on cards, ATC’s, inchies, and other crafting.

Supplies I am using:


Happy Stamping!








Paper Pumpkin Deal-One Day ONLY !


How awesome is this! If you had wanted to TRY this kit, Today is YOUR day!!

Here are the details:

The price of the kit is $5.00 USD for one day only!

This offer is open to first-time subscribers only. Discount applies to one kit for June 2016. After the first month, the kit price for the subscription will return to $19.95 USD.

Offer starts at 5:00 PM (MT) and ends Friday June 10th at 11:50PM (MT).

Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.

SOOOO, What’s your excuse??? This is the perfect opportunity to try this kit.

Click here to learn more about Paper Pumpkin and the place to go after 6 PM (CT)!

How about to learn more with a video:

How about more about the “what’s inside” from our May kit :

So much fun. I hope you will try this fun little kit for $5.00. Now, You can always cancel after you get the kit if you don’t want to continue. However, I am thinking You might just like it. Especially with school out for Summer, what a fun treat for your kids to put together once a month.



It’s Here! The New Catalog is Live!


Is the Catalog Fabulous?


Is this the Best Catalog and Idea Book Ever?


Should I have one?

Should I place an order?

Should I be a Hostess?

Should I think about maybe about getting the Starter Kit for Demonstrators because I will want it all??


There is so much in this Post today, it may just blow up the Inbox!!!! (Just Kidding!).

I have so much to share with you today.

First things first:

Go ahead-Click to look at the Catalog!


 If you live anywhere in the USA-You can place an Online order with me.


I have decided to add a Hostess Code (Upper Right side) that you add to your information when you place an order. It will ask you, Hostess code? and you will just place the #’s for JUNE SNF666YH in the box. This does not affect the order you place online. The goods will be shipped directly to your home in approx 4-5 business days. What this means is that I will see how many Hostess rewards totaled for the month. Then I will divide the items up and send fun product to all those who purchased Online from me that month along with a fun Thank You card. However, If your order is of over $150.00, then you will already be a Hostess and you will not need the Hostess code.


Just click on the flyer:


You can Enjoy these extra rewards if you shop Online with me,

or have a Hostess Workshop (Any direction-within three hours of Lake Geneva, WI). This is so Awesome. You should just place an order now!!


So, your thinking about becoming a Demonstrator. Great. I would love to have you on my Team-The Dairy Best Stampers. During the month of June, You get 2 extra stamp sets with your Starter Kit (Value up to $104.00 depending on what you choose) Then you get $125.00 in product for $99.00 and it ships for FREE.

If you think you might like to join me in all the fun, Click HERE. If you think you want to sign up now, Click HERE!


I brought it back. If you are on a budget and you just want to grow your stamp collection on a budget, this is the place to visit each month You have until the 10th day of the month to sign up.

Click here to go directly to my Online Stamp Club.


If you are a current customer of mine, you would have already received yours-Yea!!! But You can still get one.

Click Here!

Wheew I think that’s enough.

ENJOY! and Happy Shopping. You should have, at least a page or two, wish list soon enough.




Last week to get Retiring stamps and supplies

I am so pumped about the New Catalog. If you didn’t get on in the last two weeks, then Click here to get yours today. Right now, it’s all about the last few days of getting the items you hummed and hawed about. The Countdown has begun. May 31st is your last day to purchase anything that is still available, on the retired list. Both the Main Idea Book and Catalog and the Occasions Catalog will be gone. I know I know, sometimes you look at a ink, Designer paper, or even a certain stamp set for a whole year or two, and you like it but just are not sure. Go ahead, click on the items, see, one more time, if it’s something you just gotta have! Think about events, B-day parties, Weddings coming up, that certain items just might be what you need. Besides, many of the items are discounted.



How about the Clearance Rack. Up to 60% off. When these items are gone, they are gone.


If you have any questions, just contact me today.

Happy Shopping and ENJOY!


All about Everything

Last month, I received an extra stamp set with my Paper Pumpkin subscription. It was a fun Thank You from Stampin’ Up for sending out the one millionth kit!! That’s a Whoo Hoo! This set is exclusive to all Current Paper Pumpkin Subscribers. I just recently broke it out and played a bit with it. Of course, there is so much more to do with it but here is a quick share:

I made 2 cards and 4 sheets of stationary note paper.


Our Oval punches are retiring and I thought I would include a fun little punch idea. I punched into the oval to get the curve. Then I cut off  the curve off the bottom to look lie it’s sitting. Then I used the Swoosh stamp and inked it into tip top taupe ink then stamped on the edge. This gives the pot a curved look, so it’s not as flat looking. Then I wrapped linen thread around it. Your punches can do so much more then the shape they are. Just look at your collection sometime. Really look at them and start using them. You’ll be glad you did.


If you are not a subscriber, here is what you missed:

Here is the Month of May Kit Video:

Now, doesn’t this look like fun!

It really is.

Not only do I sell these kits and subscriptions, but I’m a subscriber as well. My daughters love getting and opening the boxes. Sometimes I even share it with them. Ok, Ok. I do more then that. They enjoy putting the kits together. Some of the goodies do get used for school as well as everyday use. It’s fun, entertaining and creative. Sound like something that interests you?

Click Here to dive into the Fun!

You can pick

1-Month #137858 $19.95

3-Month #137859 $59.85

6-Month #137860 $113.70 (save $1 a month)

12-Month #137861 (save $2 a month)


I hope you ENJOYED today’s Post!

Now go and Create something!