Sunday, October 4, 2015

Tag You're It! Challenge #31

Have you visited the Tag You're It Challenge Blog? If not, you're in for a real treat. My tag was inspired by a pretty Fall tag made by TYIC Designer Jeanne Jachna. I love the bright orange and gold accents. Beautiful! I love giving goodies to family and friends and am always looking for clean and simple tag ideas. The Tag You're It Challenge Blog doesn't disappoint as there are so many talented stampers with great ideas for that extra special tag.

I am not sure about your neck of the woods but Fall is definitely in the air here. At this time of the year I think of Candy Corn, M and M's and Peanuts, one of my favorite snack mixes. This sweet and salty treat is for a dear sweet friend and I thought my tag finished it off perfectly. Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Oh So Cute Paper Pumpkin June 2015!

Have you seen the June Paper Pumpkin kit yet? Watch to see how fun and simple this kit is to put together. Wonder what the surprise will be next month? To learn more click on the Paper Pumpkin banner on the left side of my blog.

Hope you enjoyed todays video and thanks so much for stopping by my blog today. 

Until next time.....

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

The Paper Players Color Challenge 249

Happy hump day! It's time to play with The Paper Players! A big thank you to Sandy who is hosting the color challenge for us this week. Real Red, Pool Party, Island Indigo are the challenge colors, so lets get to my card.  

I had to giggle while making this card. A red, white and blue butterfly, how patriotic! Well there may not be such a thing but it was sure fun to create.

Let's Get To The Details
  • Prepare a 5 1/2 x 4 1/4 Whisper White card base
  • Cut CS layers: 5 1/4 x 3 1/8 Island Indigo, 5 1/8 x 3 Pool Party and 5 x 2 3/4 Whisper White
  • Stamp dotted strips from Watercolor Wings stamp set to top and bottom of card with Real Red 
  • Stamp "Just For You" in Real Red Ink onto Whisper White banner and adhere Island Indigo Bakers Twine bow with a glue dot
  • Stamp 3 step butterfly with Island Indigo and Pool Party Ink and then cut out using medium size butterfly from Butterflies Thinlits Dies
  • Adhere layers to card front, attach butterfly with Tomboy Mono Liquid Glue and apply a Real Red Candy Dot for the butterfly head
Hope you liked my card today! Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

PPA Color Challenge 255

Good morning friends! I am down to the wire on my entry for PPA Color Challenge for this week.  I LOVE the colors Early Espresso, Marina Mist and Sahara Sand when combined together.  Hope you like my clean and simple card today.

It's All In The Details
  • Score a piece of 4 1/4 x 11 Sahara Sand CS at 5 1/2 and fold to make the base of your card
  • Cut a piece Whisper White CS to 4 x 5 1/4 and score all around the edges using the first two score lines on the Simply Scored Scoring Tool 
  • Stamp the "Better Get Better" sentiment from the Flower Shop stamp set in Early Espresso on the Whisper White CS
  • Stamp 2 flower images, one with Marina Mist and one with Early Espresso Ink onto a piece of coordinating CS 
  • Punch images out with the Pansy Punch
  • Fussy cut the inner portion of the Early Espresso flower and adhere to the center of the Marina Mist flower 
  • Add a Rhinestone Basic Jewel to the center of the flower
  • Apply Stampin' Dimensionals to the back of the Whisper White CS and adhere to the card base
There you have it easy peasy!

If you have any questions about my card today don't hesitate to email me. I would love to hear from you. 

Until next time.......

Monday, June 15, 2015

Wishing you a happy day!

I don't know about your neck of the woods but we are getting dumped with tons of rain. Looking on the bright side of things, which I always try to do, is that our flowers are growing beautifully, thus the inspiration for my card today....

  • Make you own card base using an 8 1/2 x 11 piece of Crumb Cake CS cut to 6 x 8 and scored at the 4 inch mark on the long side. I used the SU Bone Folder to make a nice crisp fold.
  • Stamp the floral image onto a piece of Whisper White CS cut to 2 x 4 3/4. I used Melon Mambo and Old Olive Stampin' Write Markers to ink my stamp. Don't forget to huff on the stamp before stamping! I used an Aqua Painter over the image to give it a watercolor look.
  • I thought the white background could use a little extra something so I lightly tapped the spatter stamp from the Gorgeous Grunge set with Tip Top Taupe. I also tapped a little bit onto 2 x 1 piece of Whisper White CS that I used for the tag.
  • Cut a piece of Melon Mambo CS to 2 1/4  x 5 and adhere the stamped image.
  • Stamp the honeycomb background image from the Butter Basics set in White Ink across the middle of the CS base. 
  • Adhere layered stamped image to center of card base using SNAIL Adhesive.
  • Die cut the medium butterfly from the Butterfly Thinlits in Pear Pizzazz CS as this will give a  little contrast against the Old Olive ink used in the flower stem. Layer over a 3 inch piece of Tip Top Taupe 1" Dotted Lace Trim using Fast Fuse to insure that it doesn't go anywhere.
  • Stamp the sentiment onto the tag using Melon Mambo ink, add a bow made out of Linen Thread and adhere to the butterfly.
  • Don't forget to add a little bling with the Rhinestone Basic Jewels!

 If you have any questions about my card or interest in any of the products I used I'd love to hear from you. Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Until next time.....

Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 26, 2015

Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge

Looking for a great Valentine? Look no further...Stampin Up! January Paper Pumpkin is sure to fit the bill. My card today combines the January Paper Pumpkin "Filled With Love" and this week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge PPA 237 Sketch Challenge.

Check out what the rest of the PPA Resident Artists are creating with this sketch and play along HERE.

This card went together in a jiffy using the left over supplies from this months Paper Pumpkin"Filled With Love" kit.  One of my favorite sentiments from the stamp set included in the kit is BE MINE Valentine....isn't the Valentine font so cute.

If you aren't familiar with Stampin Up! monthly Paper Pumpkin you are in for a real here for more details and watch the video below to see how simple this kit is to put together.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Happy Stamping!

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

First Pals Blog Hop of 2015!

Welcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015! We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin' Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this month - the Occasions catalog. You may also see new Sale-A-Bration products too. If you don't know how to earn free Sale-A-Bration products - contact your Stampin' Up! demonstrator to learn more.

You may just be starting the blog hop or you may have come from Mary Fish's blog Stampin' Pretty. Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.
Today I am showcasing the new Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die.  This is quickly becoming one of my favorite dies not only because it is so versatile but it's so easy to assemble.  I used 2 of the Sale-A-Bration catalog stars,  Best Year Ever DSP and the Best Year Ever Accessory Pack.  Isn't the Calypso Coral Pompom Trim to die for? I thought it finished the treat bag off perfectly. All ready for a delicious Trader Joe chocolate bar...YUM!


I hope you are enjoying the hop so far. Your next stop is Brian King at Stamp with Brian on the Pals Blog Hop! 

Thanks so much for visiting and I'll see you next month.
  1. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Jane Knudsen at
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell's Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen's Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin' Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadller at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon
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Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Sale-A-Bration 2015 & The Occasions Catalog Start Today!

Sale-A-Bration 2015 Brochure (click cover to view all the free stuff)
Sale-A-Bration, is one of Stampin' Up!'s biggest sales events of the year. This year the dates  run Jan. 6 - March 31!  There are many ways to win free product.

Shop: Earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration product for every $50 you spend between Jan. 6 and March 31.
Host: Hostess Benefits are great during Sale-A-Bration. Host a party for a chance to earn discounts and extra host dollars!
Join: It’s a great time to join Stampin’ Up! as a new demonstrator! New demonstrators can choose one of the following limited-time Sale-A-Bration offers when joining between January 6 and March 31.
• Option #1: Receive a FREE Simply Created Project Kit from the occasions catalog with your Starter Kit.
• Option #2: Receive 2 FREE Sale-A-Bration items of your choice with your Starter Kit.

The NEW Occasions Catalog is one of Stampin' Up's best catalogs to date. It is definitely my favorite! Click on the image below to see for yourself.

I hope you like what you see! Have a great day!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Another Sale-A-Bration Sneak Peek

Here today with another sneak peek of a make and take that I will have at my 1st Annual Stampin' Up! Sale and Sale-A-Bration/Occasions Catalog Kick Off.  
This tag features the Sale-A-Bration stamp set "A Happy Thing". This stamp set can be yours free with a $50.00 purchase of Stampin' Up! product. 

I also used Stampin' Up! Blendabilities to color this tag. I am a newbie to alcohol markers and was a little hesitant at first but they are really easy to use. I am excited that the Blendabilities are part of the Sale-A-Bration promotion this year. If you have been on the fence about these now would be a great time to check them out. If you aren't familar with Blendabilities check out the video shared by the Stampin' Up! home office.

The Sale-A-Bration period begins January 6th and ends March 31, 2015. I will be hosting my 1st Annual Sale of Retired SU Products and the Sale-A-Bration/Occasions Catalog Kick Off on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 11-6pm.

For every retired SU product you purchase you will get to spend that amount in the new Occasions Catalog and earn free Sale-A-Bration products. (Hostess credits will not apply with this promotion) Make sure you take advantage of this great deal!

There will be make and takes using new product, drawings for product give-a-aways, yummy treats.... and FUN, FUN, FUN! R.S.V.P. by January 7th for an extra chance to win some free product. Looking forward to seeing you on January 9th! Have a great day!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year!

Hope you all had a Happy New Year! May your year be filled with much happiness and good health. On to my card for today......

Here is another version of my previous post that I created for a Make & Take project at my 1st Annual SU sale and Sale-A-Bration/Occasions Catolog kick off on Friday, January 9th. All of the dimensions are the same and are on my previous post. I am using up some retired SU paper called polka dot basics. I am sad to see this go but looking forward to all of the fun new designs. 

Hope you can make it to my Open House on Friday, January 9th from 11am-6pm.There will be make and takes using new product, drawings for product give-a-aways, yummy treats.... and FUN, FUN, FUN! R.S.V.P. by January 7th for an extra chance to win some free product. Looking forward to seeing you on January 9th!

Card Recipe:
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Whisper White Base
3 1/2 x 4 3/4 Polka Dot Basics (retired)
3 x 4 1/4 Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Rich Razzleberry
Season of Style Washi Tape (retired)
Stamps: Lotus Blossom Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set Available January 6th