Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July Paper Pumpkin

Finally got my Paper Pumpkin and had a brief moment to sit down and play. Such a cute set this month! Here are some of the alternatives I made.

I used the bear from A Little Wild for this one. He is so sweet!

For this one I just used the stamps that came in the kit and some washi tape.I like how it turned out.

For the month of July we have a special going on at Stampin Up! For every $50 you spend you get a $5 coupon code good in August. So if you get a 3 month subscription to Paper Pumpkin you could get $5 off your order for next month!

Thanks for stopping by!


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A Little Wild Clear-Mount Stamp Set
3-Month Prepaid Paper Pumpkin Subscription
Basics Pack 2 Washi Tape

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Enjoy Today! (Plus Birthday Blog Candy)

It's my birthday! Turning the big 60 this year. I don't know what that's supposed to feel like, but I don't feel old. I am blessed with so much in my life. God is so good. All the time! This was one of my blessings this morning.

My oldest daughter, who is home for the summer, made this wonderful breakfast. It is a low carb banana bread recipe we have been tweaking (I am blessed with diabetes). She added some dark chocolate chips which just took it up another notch! It was wonderful! Made me feel very loved!

I made a card the other day using the coffee cafe bundle. I am using it my theme for the day. Enjoy today! Which I plan on doing!

And since it's my birthday, I'm going to be hobbit like and give away some blog candy! If you follow my blog and make a comment, I am giving away a pack of glimmer enamel dots to one lucky person! 

Aren't they fun! They look so cute on a card too. So, Saturday morning, 7/8,  I will pick a winner. Thanks for stopping by.9

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Coffee Café Photopolymer Bundle
Vellum 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Daffodil Delight 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Pacific Point 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Daffodil Delight Classic Stampin' Pad
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
White Stampin' Emboss Powder
Heat Tool
Playful Backgrounds Photopolymer Stamp Set
Climbing Orchid Photopolymer Stamp Set

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

National Sunglasses Day

Today is National Sunglasses Day! Who knew? The sad thing is I can't wear mine today because I have had a bad case of pink eye and can't put my contacts in. So I decided to make a card to honor the event since I can't put mine on!

I dragged my night of navy pad across the white cardstock to give it a denim effect. It got a little too dark because the pad was so juicy it kept getting stuck and I had to keep going over it. It doesn't show up well in the picture either.

I just love the daisy bundle! I stamped off twice with the night of navy to try to mimic the flowers on the DSP. I absolutely love the paper! I have actually ordered extra packs of it! Can you say paper hoarder!

I am looking forward to playing with both sets again. I'm sure there is a National Daisy Day sometime! Thanks for stopping by!

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Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Card Stock
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker
Sahara Sand Classic Stampin' Pad
Pocketful Of Sunshine Photopolymer Bundle
Daisy Delight Photopolymer Bundle
Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper

Friday, June 2, 2017

Weathered Boots

Did you ever have that stamp set that you buy because you love it, and yet it sits in your craft room unopened? Sheepishly, I confess I have a bunch of those. So when I got the new paper Wood Textures, I thought it was time to pull one of them out! I just love the boots in this set. I don't know if it is because they remind me of my daughters boots from when she worked with the horses at a local camp or I just love the look of weathered boots. But when I saw the paper, I thought of this stamp.

I used the dry brush water color technique to color them. I really like how it turned out.

I used a different color of the same paper for the chair in this card. I love the distressed look it gives it. This also uses another new paper stack called Color Theory. I just love all the new paper that has come out! Of course, I admit, I am a paper hoarder!

Thanks for stopping by to look! And may all your tomorrows be as happy as today. Have a great weekend.

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Birthday Memories Suite

I was so excited when this set came in the mail!

At Onstage, they did such great things with it! The images are so cute, bright, and fun. I couldn't wait to play with it! So when it came, I looked at it and was so intimidated! I set it aside for 4 weeks before I could get the courage up to use it!

Well, last night I finally broke down and forced myself to create! I'm so glad I did! Here are some of the cards I made.

This first one uses the DSP paper. The only stamping is the banner. That was a little strange for me but the images are so cute that it makes a darling card. I popped up the banner and used one of the honeycomb balloons on it.

The next one uses the DSP images too.

Isn't she the sweetest! I used the ovals dies to cut out the cupcake frame and then her from the middle of it. I wish they had this stamp in the set. However, they do have one that uses the same die cut as she does.

So, as you can see, I think this is another winner set! Here are a couple more I made and I haven't even used the fox or cake stamp yet!

Aren't those gimmer dots amazing!

These products will be available in a few days (June 1) so if you are interested in any of them, let me know. Thanks for stopping!

Monday, May 29, 2017

Bring on the Snow!

  • Ok, don't. We just got rid of it and spring is finally here (I think!). But I couldn't resist scrapping these pictures when I saw the new product from Stampin Up! I knew they would be a perfect fit!

I just love the different snowflake dies.

And the cards from the set are just perfect!

I can't wait to use more of the products! But I can wait for more snow! Love, love, love the colors and the bundle. So many possibilities! Thanks for stopping by!

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Friday, May 26, 2017


I have been having fun watercoloring in between trying to clear out old stamping product and homeschool books. I can only sort through stuff for so long and then need a little creative break! Here is a card I came up with.

This was so fun to make! It is my first attempt at this kind of card. I need to practice some more and my mind is already coming up with different scenes to try. Just wanted to share this one.

Thanks for stopping by.

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Monday, May 15, 2017

New In-Colors

I finally got a chance to play with all of Stampin Up's new in colors. Wow! They are all great! And the new DSP Fresh Florals is beautiful.

The first on is Berry Burst! It's a yummy berry color and is beautiful. I used the retiring doilies and the Colorful Seasons stamp set for the sentiment and flowers.

The next is Powder Pink and is a soft pink. I used the Lovely Laurels thinlits  in this one. There are some really neat things you can do with these. I will share it in another post.

This one is Tranquil Tide. I love this color! I inked the edges with Soft Suede and Early Expesso to give it an antiquey look. I used the new copper trim and copper foil paper with the thinlit from Seasonal Layer thinlits.

Fresh Fig is the next up. Love the rich color! Looking forward to using this one again. Used the Detailed Floral thinlits here and fussy cut the flower from the DSP.

Last in Lemon Lime Twist! As I said earlier. I thought this would be my least favorite but I really like it. A very fun color!

Hope you enjoyed the peek at these new colors! Thanks for stopping!

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Friday, April 28, 2017

Another Eastern Palace card

Alright, maybe two! I cannot stop playing with this set! There are just so many things that you can do with it! And I've only just started!

I was laying in bed last night looking through a sketch book when it struck me that this suite would look awesome in black and white. So I started playing around and came up with this card.

I know it's not black and white but the gold and black really look great together! It almost looks like night of navy in this pic but it is black! One caution though. Don't put the stickers on till after you heat emboss your greeting! They don't like the heat gun!

I don't know if you are like me, but I hate cutting into my fancy embossed paper. I want to hoard it! But I told myself I wouldn't do that, so taking a deep breath, I cut into it for my next card. It might have made it easier that I had bought 2 packs of the DSP! 

This is closer to my black and white, but it is very vanilla. Also my old school colors! I really like how they both turned out! Thanks for stopping by and looking!

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Eastern Palace

I am in love with this set! I have spent all day playing with it and can't believe how much fun it is! When I first saw it I didn't think it was my "style" so I wasn't going to buy it. Then I thought I would stretch myself and go outside of my box. Boy, am I glad I did!

I just wanted to share a couple of my creations with you. The first one is my Christmas card that I wanted to do off the idea I had here.I switched out the swirly bird die cut for the flourish one. The leaf is from that set too.

The next few are just my playing around with the paper, stamps, and die cuts.

They are having a special on this in May. It's a great deal! You get 3 of the new in colors too. And I must say that I didn't think I would like the lemon lime twist as much as I do! Here is the first bundle you can get.

This is the second one which includes the die cuts.

Both are a great deal. I mean, who doesn't like getting free stuff! Hope you enjoyed looking at my cards as much as I did making them.