New Website!!!

Please click here and go to STAMP WITH PERRYWINKLE — my new website and blog!

It is still a “work in progress”, and I want to always work to improve it, but I’m far enough along that I’d like to start directing traffic there.  You will see ALL of my former posts there, so you are NOT missing a thing!!!

I hope you will like the new features that I can do with a new site, and will notice even more goodies showing up in the future.

For now, bookmark the new site and join me over there!  Hurry so you don’t miss the details of my new class making this artwork!!!



BIG DAY Birthday Card

I still have a few cards to share from my last “Saturday Stamp Time” class.  This was a fun birthday card we made using the “BIG DAY” stamp set from the Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  We used our new Pink Pirouette Blendabilites to create the ombre-looking background.  To get this look, we used the Irresistibly Yours Designer Series Paper.  This is also a FREE product that you can choose when you order $50 or more during our Sale-A-Bration Sales Period.  This white paper features a glossy white pattern that is perfect for coloring using a variety of techniques.  So this time, we chose the striped pattern, and colored with the Blendabilites.  I used the darkest shade for about 5-6 rows, then switched to the medium shade, and lastly on to the lightest shade.  Ombre Birthday 1

We also used the Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Blendabilites to color in the stamped image.  Did you know that you can ALSO earn the Blendabilites for FREE during Sale-A-Bration?  Yep!  You can get one set for free with each $50 you order.   I used a few new accessories on this card, also……the button is from the Sweet Dreams button collection, and the Bermuda Bay sequin trim is definitely one of my favorite new accessories in the Occasions catalog.  It adds such a fun, festive touch!

Ombre Birthday 3


I have another SATURDAY STAMP TIME coming up on February 28th.  I would LOVE to have you join us.  We have a great time stampin’ on Saturday morning from 10-12, and you get LOTS of new Stampin’ Up! products.  The next class will feature Birthday cards and our Birthday Bash Designer Series paper.  You’ll get a sampling of many new accessories, also!  RSVP by clicking on MY EVENTS at the top of this page.


emb sweet dreams

New Clearance Rack Year End Closout Sale

Ladies….I’m out of town visiting colleges with Sarah today, and of course Stampin’ Up! starts an amazing sale today!!! I’d love to give you more photos and details……but you will have to explore it all for yourself! Please visit my website at to order and see all the goodies!! Remember: WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!!!!


Stampin’ Up! has updated the Clearance Rack with a Year-End Closeout sale that is NOT to be missed! There’s everything from stamp sets, to ink pads, punches, designer paper, ribbon, embellishments — even Big Shot dies and embossing folders!! All up to 80% off! WOW! There are even Christmas products and items from the current Holiday Catalog!

Don’t wait to order! All of these products are only available while supplies last until January 5, 2015.

Gotcha Day!

This week is all about family!  You won’t find me stamping and you probably won’t see many posts about stamping!  But today is “Gotcha Day” for my little Lila…….and she is officially a Derrick girl!  We had about 50 friends and family join us this morning for her Adoption Consummation.  We are so blessed and it is a wonderful Thanksgiving!  All of my college girls are safely at home, and we are soaking in four days of family fun!  We had a professional photographer present, and we took a ton of photos, but these are two that were captured on a cell phone by a friend.  Low quality, but it’s all we have for now 🙂


The courthouse Christmas tree might be the focus of our Christmas cards this year!


Tomorrow is Adoption Day!!

Tomorrow is Adoption Day for us!  After 21 months of Foster Care for this little angel, she will have a forever family, and gain three big sisters!  God has provided every step of the way, and we are so thankful that He has directed our steps and taken away our fears.  She has a very long “story” and the journey is just beginning, but we look forward to parenting her and traveling along life’s path with her.  We will have a lot of explaining to do someday and there many things she is too young to understand, and we pray that God will guide us when all the questions start.  For now, she gets a new name and a new family……and she understands that very well!  Praise God for new beginnings!IMG_3982


This week is going to be one of the best weeks of my life!  I pray that you have many things to be thankful for this Thanksgiving!  Looking forward to many more kisses from this little sweetie!

Wonderful Wreath Decorative Gift Boxes

These Decorative Gift Boxes were made at my club class earlier this week.  I appreciate other bloggers and Stampin’ Up! Demonstrators who share their wonderful ideas, and Patty Bennett shared this idea on her blog HERE.  If you don’t follow her blog, I highly recommend you giving it a special spot on your list!

If you thought this wreath was ONLY for Christmas, you are so wrong!  Type this stamp set into Pinterest and catch a glimpse of all the uses for this wreath.  I am hoping that Stampin’ Up! will keep it in our product line in the Spring, as well.  This is truly a set for all seasons!  You will want to purchase the Framelits, as well, so that you can easily cut out these shapes, along with the other images.  I colored the tiny pearls with one of my Cherry Cobbler Blendabilites for a little added dimension.  It’s subtle, but I like it.

These boxes are packaged in sets of 6 for $4.95.  That’s right, less than $1 per box.  You can’t go wrong with these.  I plan on using them during the holidays for small food items such as Cinnamon Candy, cake balls, cookies, fudge, and Peppermint Bark.  I think it will be the perfect size for giving to all my neighbors and co-workers.



wondrous wreath framelits

wondrous wreath stamp set

Supplies Used:

Decorative Window Gift Boxes, page 200, 132146, $4.95

Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set, 135047, $25.95

Wonderful Wreath Framelits, 135851, $24.95

BUNDLE AND SAVE:  137624, $43.25 for the stamps and framelits

Inks:  Pear Pizazz, Mossy Meadow, Cherry Cobbler (Christmas version)

Inks:  Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow (fall version)

Basic Pearls

Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities, 130995, $11.95

Plaid DSP from Trim the Tree Paper Stack, 135824, $6.95

Misc:  Dimensionals, White Baker’s Twine, Burlap Ribbon


Weekly Deals from Stampin’ Up!

As always, here are some more amazing deals!  Hope you will take advantage of getting some new products at a cheaper price!  We made a really cute card last night at my Team Meeting using the Apothecary Accents Framelits.  In fact, this may be one of my most used Framelits!   A few samples (some images are retired) are posted below for some ideas.  I don’t have photos of the ones we made last night, but I will get those on the blog tomorrow.  Have a great day!

october 7

Masculine Birthday

sympathy card

Plate All Occasion

papillon potpourri step up 2


baby card