Monday, January 7, 2019

Climbing Roses on Smoky Slate and my keto journey

Here's another card and Free tutorial using the Climbing Roses set which I can't get enough of lately. I love coloring the roses in and have yet to try out some water color or water color pencils - I guess that's next! But I promise to show a different stamp set next.

At the end of my post I'll share with you my experience with the Keto diet....

But first the card....

Click HERE for the free tutorial.

Please let me know in the comments below if you enjoyed my card or the free tutorial. I love hearing from you.

Don't forget it's Sale-A-Bration...a great time of the Stampin' Up! year when everyone receives free product with every $50 purchase.

Click HERE to see the catalog.

Contact me via email to place your order or go to my facebook page and message me. You can also go to and choose Kelly Rose in AZ as your demonstrator. Don't forget to keep track of your Rose Rewards.

So about my keto....I began it in July and have so far lost 51 pounds. I want to lose another 50 and should actually lose another 50 after that. So, do the math, when I started, I was really up there.  I am walking on the treadmill everyday and I don't usually eat anything besides my Bulletproof coffee concoction until about 10:30. So, yes, I have in a way, adopted a modified fasting approach. My husband who is already thin and on multiple heart medications is doing the diet with me by default and he just had his blood checked. His numbers are GREAT and so is his blood pressure.  I will have my blood checked again sometime this month. The first time I had my blood checked everything was good.

I love this way of eating and the way I feel. It is the ONLY diet that has ever worked for me. I will probably share more later, because there's so much more to share, in the mean time, feel free to ask me about my journey!

Until next time,
Happy Stamping!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Botanical Butterfly (dsp) with Free tutorial

Wow! It's been six years since my last post. At the end of this post I will let you know what I've been doing.
But first the card:
Botanical Butterflies card and free tutorial at

You can order some or all of the supplies to make this card at And when you order please choose Kelly Rose in AZ as your demonstrator. That will allow you a discount and I will be able to send you a thank you card.

This gorgeous card features the new Botanical Butterfly dsp that you can only get for FREE with a $50 purchase. The paper was designed to coordinate with the new Butterfly duet punch and the Butterfly Gala photopolymer stamp set, two of the wonderful products in the Gingham Gala Suite found in the 2019 Occasions catalog. 

Check out this video featuring the Gingham Gala Suite:

So why have I been missing for 6 years? It's because I moved to a new state and needed a way to earn an income quickly, so I took a receptionist job at the high school here. They needed a math interventionist and I answered the call. It didn't take me long to realize that I would love teaching math at the high school level (a secret dream of mine since high school), so I took a few courses to get my credential and am now in my 5th year of teaching math. This year I switched from Algebra I to Geometry and I'm still teaching Pre-Calculus. I love it, but I was missing Stampin' Up!

My mom was a demonstrator and we enjoyed making cards together when she came for the winter months. She had a stroke and died within a week back in August 2018. I inherited all her Stampin' Up! product and soon realized that returning as a demonstrator would be a lovely way to keep her memory alive and provide great therapy for me as I adjust to life without my mom. I was right. I had given so much time and energy only to my teaching, which I needed to do, but now I need something else as well. I need time with girlfriends and time to be creative. Stampin' Up! allows me to pursue that and I look forward to sharing with you all the fun creative times I've been having.

Feel free to contact me. I'm here to help you succeed as a stamper and crafter.


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