Botanical Gardens Z-Fold Card


Isn’t this a Beautiful flower die cut!

This is from the New Botanical Gardens Bundle. It feels Lush and tropical. Yes, even a Midwest Gal loves this set.

I saw an idea on Pinterest with a Z-Fold and decided to make my version.



Now you can see the Z Fold.


Just fold a card 4 1/4″  X  11″ in half. Now flip the Cardstock over and fold one side in 1/2 at score mark 2 3/4″. Just fold and make a Z.

Here are the Supplies I used:

ENJOY! and Happy Sale-A-Bration shopping!!!

Flower Power


I really love this New Sale-A-Bration set, Flowering Fields and Wildflower Fields DSP.

The card is a bit of layers and collage. It all started with the Kraft Tag and from there, I just kept building the card.


The colors in this DSP are Basic Black, Blackberry Bliss, Calypso Coral, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Old Olive, Whisper White.


I used the amazing, sometimes forgotten, Envelope Liners Framelits. It really finishes the “look” of your card. Why not send it to someone in style.


Here are the supplies I used:

Today is the last day to sign up for this Month’s Paper Pumpkin.
Here is what you missed last month:

Weekly Deals:




Oh, Hello

How cute is this, people!


Get this cute lil’ bird for Free, because Yes, it is a Sale-A-Bration set. Place a $50.00 order and pick either wood or clear mount and get this set for FREE!

How they look together:


This bird body is decked out with the balloon dots from Balloon Celebration.

Here are the supplies I used to make these fun bags:

Look at this weeks Deals:

The New Occasions and SAB Catalogs 2016

YOWZA! The New catalogs are here!!!!!!

Go ahead, don’t be shy, Click on them!!


See why I am soooo excited about this years catalogs.

With SALE-A-BRATION, you purchase (at least $50.00) any items from the Main Catalog or Occasions Catalog and you earn 1 Free item (you choose) from the SAB catalog. If you place an order of $150.00, you get 3 Free SAB items (you Choose) and Hostess Dollars to boot! You do not need to purchase any of the suggested items on the pages, they are just helpful notes for you if you are NEW to Stampin’ Up! and stamping. Yea!!!

So go ahead, Shop, make a list, place an order Online with me, or Book a Workshop with me where you and your guests make three Hands On items. I travel up to 3 hrs in any directions from Lake Geneva, WI.

Come on, Get in on the fun.

Perhaps you might like to join me. Click here to Join me. Did you get some extra spending cash for the Holidays? When you place an order, you can now put your Free merchandise toward your Kit.

How about Paper Pumpkin!


What a Fabulous deal right now-$55.00 for three months. Just sign up by the 10th so that you get that fun orange box to arrive at your door this month.

Here is a video of the December Paper Pumpkin:

Wasn’t that fun!!

ENJOY! these wonderful catalogs.


Before We say So Long -Holiday paper

Happy New Year Everyone! 2016-Here we come!

The New Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration begins January 5th!!! I’m so excited for you to Download both catalogs to see all the New product. It is seriously insane how cool some of the New papers and dies are. Of course, The stamps, oh my. If you need both an Occasions Catalog & a SAB Catalog-You need to contact me ASAP and I will get one out in next weeks mail. Perhaps you might like to book a S.A.B. party!! I have the Most amazing ideas to show you.

BUT, more of that later.

I wanted to show you one last idea with a Holiday paper before you put it away for awhile or -“Heavens”-give it away/throw away!

A Birthday card made with Season of Cheer DSP:

Duo duty Holiday paper

I used the Age Awareness stamp set. Sorry about the yellow look to this picture. I was not going for the Vintage look here!


Side view:


Duo duty Holiday paper

 I hope you take a look at your Holiday papers, both sides, and see how you might be able to re-purpose them.

What I used:

Just a couple days left to get in on these deals before they are gone.


Of course this weeks deals:




Create for New Years Eve

This past month has been a really crazy month for my Family. Between Dr. Visits, Surgery for my youngest daughter a few days ago, keeping up with family obligations to other family members, getting personal things done, etc, etc. I will just say that I am really grateful to see 2015 go. Looking back there was a lot of great things that happened this year, Good News for my Hubs Health, Kids are continuing to do well in school, I earned a Trip through Stampin’ Up! and just maintained general good health and healthy attitude. I can not complain and I give all thanks to Jesus Christ, my Lord and Savior, for helping my family stay healthy and safe and to get through some rough moments this year. I thank all of you for following my blog and being fans as well as customers. I appreciate YOU and will continue to bring you fun ideas, new tools you just gotta have as well as techniques and new 3-D ideas. I look forward to a New Year, New Beginnings, New Opportunities, and certainly New Creative Moments.

Here is a fun way to Welcome the New Year or any other type of Celebration.

A better way to present sparklers for an event:



Backside of the sparklers:Backside-of-Sparklers

Group of 5-Use up that Holiday Designer Series paper!! I used our 1″ X 8″ Cello Bags #124134 $2.50. The DSP is cut at 3/4″ X 7 1/2″. I used a 1/8″ punched 1/3 up from the bottom and slid the Normal size sparklers through. I used our Star Thinlites to cut out stars and lots of Glue Dots to attach. This took me about 1 hour to whip up 14- hurry, you still have time to get these together for tonight.


 I hope you have a SAFE and Exciting New Year Celebration tonight and I will see you in 2016!!



Finish with a Bang!

It’s time for Double Laura Z’s B. B. Points! My Gift to ALL my Customers to finish off this year with a bang.

Click here to see my customer rewards Points Page.

I truly Appreciate my Customers.

Let’s finish off 2015-Get Double Customer Rewards with every $25.00 you purchase from today through December 31st-until 11:45PM. So Awesome. I hope this makes up for the items you got for Christmas that were a little not so nice! I’m only suggesting it since I have been there! Let’s get what you really want. You will want to turn in your rewards with the new Occasions catalog. There is a lot on Clearance right now, perfect to get an item you didn’t get the first time but at a marvelous price. But you have to hurry, there is a lot less since December 10th.

Click on Button to see these deals:



Here is a sneak peek of what is to come January 5th:

Pyramid box

New Papers, New Thinlits, New Stamps, New Punches, Oh MY!!!  How cute it is in my hand-it’s that small:

A tiny pyramid box.



Countdown to Christmas 2015-Day 5

Merry Christmas Everyone!!

And we are down to the last day-Day 5!

The best ideas are sometimes the last.

My Husband and I have a business that occasionally allows us to give nice Thank You’s to those who have helped us throughout the year. We love bonuses as well, so we try to make the gifts appealing for others. Champagne Bottles should never be naked. Dress them up a bit.


Decorate Bottles

These tags were one of the 3-D projects at my Holiday Stamp Camp this year. It seemed like it was the perfect idea for this years bottles of Champagne and Cider.


It’s the Snowflakes that really make it, don’t you think. Oh How I wish we had some of those for real! (We plow and certainly could use some snow-STAT!!)

These little Wooden Snowflakes were so popular this year that I just got a back ordered bunch from a early November order.


Well, hope you enjoyed this years Countdown To Christmas. I wish that I could have been more prompt with my posts but a family incident took up a chunk of time this week.

ENJOY and Thank You for being my customers and fans of my Blog. I appreciate you.

May you have a Blessed Holiday Season.