Sunday, September 30, 2018

World Cardmaking Day



World Card Making Day is this coming Saturday, October 7th. And what better way to celebrate than getting your supplies at a discounted price?!
Select Stampin’ Up! Products are on sale tomorrow through Saturday! Below is a list. Let me know if you have questions, need more info or want to place an order. Enjoy!


Saturday, September 29, 2018

What's Up My Witches!


Oh my gosh you guys! I almost forgot to share the cutest card I made for a local swap group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators. This card is so cute. I'm in love with the Toil & Trouble designer series paper. I used up all the stars one on these cards, and I kinda want more!

This is the only photo I have. I totally forgot to get one before I sent them off. So I had to ask the swap coordinator to get a pic for me. Isn't it the sweetest? 


I had the funnest time coloring the witches. It got to practice with my Stampin' Blends, and I love them. They are so much easier than I thought they would be to blend with.

Pssst.....I cheated a bit. That cauldron and cat? Well I didn't color those. I cut them out of the DSP with the framelits from the designer series paper! Yes, there are stamps, but it was so convenient for me to just cut the ones from the dsp because I was making 12 of these cards. I wanted to color the witch. That was fun. But coloring all of that would have been difficult. I was on a time crunch. Because, hello do you know me? Ha ha. I always wait til the last minute. I think I am more motivated when I do that lol.

For this card, I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store:

Paper: Toil & Trouble Designer Series Paper, Basic Black Cardstock, Crushed Curry Cardstock, Rich Razzleberry Cardstock
Stamp Sets: Cauldron Bubble
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad, Rich Razzleberry Ink Pad, Stampin' Blends 
Markers: (Light and Dark) in Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Granny Apple Green, and Ivory (just one shade in that last one).
Tools: Big Shot Machine, Swirls & Curls Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stitched Shapes Framelets Dies (Circle) and Cauldron Framelits
Adhesive: Glue Dots and, Stampin' DimensionalsMultipurpose Liquid Glue

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. And I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.



Thursday, September 27, 2018

You Are Wonderful Rooted in Nature Card

I feel like I am always apologizing for not being here lol. Life is so annoying ;) How dare it get in the way of my crafty time?!

Today I'm sharing a card I made as a thank you to a customer for her order. This is my first real play with the Rooted in Nature stamp set from Stampin' Up!, and I'm loving it! Those skeleton leaves are gorgeous. And the font for the sentiments in this set makes me swoon. Love, love, love this set. But now I'm pretty sorry I didn't just get the bundle with the dies. Now I need them after searching Pinterest for ideas. *Shakes fist in the air*, "Gah! Pinterest!" It's like a black hole. LMAO. But I adore Pinterest so much.



For this card, I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store:

Paper: Early Espresso CardstockSoft Suede CardstockWhisper White CardstockCoastal Cabana Cardstock (I admit I actually don't have coastal cabana. I used something in my stash from the craft store. But it matched really well. 😊), 
Stamp Sets: Rooted in Nature
Ink: Early Espresso

Tools: Stampin Trimmer, Big Shot Machine, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Ovals Framelits, Leaf Punch
Embellishments: Burlap Ribbon, Metallics Sequin Assortment
Adhesive: Snail Adhesivie Tape DispenserStampin' Dimensionals

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. And I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Dandelion Wedding Wishes


I can't help it. I'm loving this Dandelion Wishes stamp set. It has sentiments for wedding, get well and love. It is so versatile! You can even combine it with sentiments from other sets. I think the dandelion images in this set would be great for a sympathy card.

Today I'm sharing a wedding card for a special girl in our life. She is the daughter of my husband's work friend. And she is the biggest sweetheart. I was so happy to see her meet the love of her life :) They had a rustic, cowboy theme wedding. So I thought this card was very appropriate.

For this card, I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store:

Stamp Sets: Dandelion Wishes
Tools: Stampin Trimmer, Label Punch (retired)
Embellishments: Burlap Ribbon, Gold Twine from old Paper Pumpkin kit, Scrap of Aqua Ribbon from Dollar Tree, Button from my Craft Stash

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. And I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.


Wednesday, July 18, 2018

I'm slowly working through my new catalog wish list, one paycheck at a time :) There are so many fun new stamp sets!
 This Bokeh Dots background stamp really caught my eye, but I wasn't sure how I'd ever use it. It's small for a background, and I'm truly not very creative. But I knew lots of ideas would pop up from other talented people, and it would be an awesome addition to my ever growing stamp collection once I got it figured out.
 Enter the Dandelion Wishes set. How did I not see this the first time I flipped eagerly through my catty? I mean, it's so cute! And it compliments the Bokeh Dots set perfectly. As soon as I saw it, I wanted to do a sentiment that said "Wish" in it. Didn't we all make a wish while blowing on dandelions as kids? Nostalgic. 
For this card, I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store:

Stamp Sets: Dandelion Wishes, Follow Your Dreams (sentiment), Bokeh Dots
Embellishments: Metallics Sequin Assortment

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. And I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Follow Your Dreams

Today I'm sharing a card that I created for a new catalog card swap with my team. I've always adored dream catchers. They have a magical quality to them. And, let's face it, they're just so darn pretty. So I was really excited to see this set in the new catalog. 
I used an aqua painter to pick up color from the lid of my ink pad and sweep it across the shimmery cardstock. It is kind of fun to get messy sometimes. And the effect was just what I was looking for.
I'm sort of addicted to sequins. They add such a whimsical, pretty touch. I think they are the perfect finisher for nearly any card. 
For this card, I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store:

Stamp Sets: Follow Your Dreams

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. And I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.



Monday, June 18, 2018

Father's Day Card

Hey all! I was such a slacker all week that I didn't even have a card ready for my awesome dad for Father's Day! It's a good thing that the Waterfront stamp set makes it so easy to throw one together that looks like it took hours.
I guess I wasn't really a "slacker". I worked all week in Salt Lake from 8:00-8:00, plus I had an hour drive each way, so I didn't have a lot of time. I was excused from convention on Friday, so I got to work at the warehouse in Utah County for a normal shift. But, I was pooped. I'm telling you. Ninety five degrees inside a sales tent is no joke peeps.
Anyway, I'm back now. And I'm so grateful for shade and air conditioning!
I wanted to share the card I made for my amazing dad this weekend. Seriously--everyone always tells me how lucky I am to have a dad like him. And I agree!


I am seriously loving the waterfront stamp set. It gives us peeps that don't have a lot of watercoloring skills a way to make those awesome cards that look so artistic lol. It is so great for any occasion, but especially for the masculine card needs in life. 

For this card, I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store:

Other: Gold Twine from an old Paper Pumpkin kit and retired Daisy Delight Designer Series Paper

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. And I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

In With the New!

Today I got to play with some of my new catalog product. I'm in love! These layered stamps are so beautiful! And that die cut makes me swoon. These product aren't even available to customers yet (you can buy them on June 1st), and there are so many ideas on Pinterest already. If the demonstrators love it, you all are going to need it! Ha ha.

I CASED this card from Melissa Davies of RubberFUNatics. I loved the colors and knew it would be good for the sympathy card I had to make this week. I hate making sympathy cards because that means someone I know is in pain. But, it also lets them know that I sincerely care. So, we do what we can, right?


Don't you just love that white on white die cut in the background? And the new grapefruit grove ink is just lovely. 



I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store:

Stamp Sets: Abstract Impressions*, Rose Wonder (retiring on May 31st)
Ink: Grapefruit Grove*, Pear Pizazz, Early Espresso
Die: Springtime Impressions*
Embellishments: Old Olive Mini Chevron Ribbon (retiring on May 31st), Pearl Basic Jewels
* These items will be available on June 1, 2018 with the launch of the new Stampin' Up! catalog

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. And I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.


Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Saying Goodbye to Numbers Framelits

You guys! I'm so sad. These large numbers framelits are retiring! I love these. They are great for making birthday, anniversary and graduation cards. In fact, today I'm sharing a graduation card I made for my sister to give to her niece using these dies. I have made several cards in this same design for different school colors in the last couple of years. I will be keeping these dies. They are just too useful lol. Grab yours in my shop while you still can!


I used the following products in my project shared today:

Cardstock: Basic Black, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Silver Foil Sheets, Black Glitter (unknown source)
Dies: Large Numbers Framelits, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies
Embellishments: Silver Star Sequins (unknown source)

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. And I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.



Sunday, May 13, 2018

A Friend Like You

Hey there. I know it's been a while. I feel like I'm always using that "life is crazy" exuse, but it honestly is lol. We've just had tons of stuff going on lately, so I haven't had time or energy to make any crafties. Which stresses me out to be honest. I am a person that needs that creative outlet. Makers need to make! Ha ha.
So, here is my card share this week. This was made using Stampin' Up! new product from the 2018-2019 catalog. And, guess what..........You can buy a lot of this product now! Stampin' Up! is offering three early release bundles for the "Share What You Love" suite (see the attached video for more info).


Here's a video of the different bundles currently available.
If you're as excited as me and need to have this stuff now, you can make your purchase in my shop here :)



I used the following products in my project shared today:

Cardstock: Rich Razzleberry
Designer Series Paper: Wood Textures, Share What You Love (Only Available in Early Release "Gotta Have it All" bundle
Stamp Set: Love What You Do (Available now in all three early release "Share What You Love" suite early release bundles)
Ink: Mint Macaron (retired, but you could use almost any green), Rich RazzleberryBlackberry Bliss
Embellishments: Twine from my stash (not Stampin' Up! :0) But, the Linen Thread would work great :)

As always, thank you so much for stopping by. And I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.


Sunday, February 11, 2018

Sale-A-Bration Birthday Shaker Card

I sometimes have a hard time coming up with card designs of my own. I CASE a lot of other people's work. And I think that is totally fine. Takes the guess work out of things and lets me just place with my stuff and have fun.

But, every once in a while, I get an idea that is my own. And this is one of those times. This isn't a life-changing design by any means lol. I have seen and made shaker cards this same way before. But, I didn't copy this card from anyone. And I love it!




I used the following Stampin' Up! products available for purchase in my SU store at the link in the sidebar :) 
Paper: Whisper White, Picture Perfect Party Designer Series Paper (Occasions 2018 catalog)
Ink: Berry Burst
Adhesives: Snail Adhesive, Foam Adhesive Strips, Mini Glue Dots
Embellishments: Sequins, Berry Burst 3/8" Metallic-Edge Ribbon (Occasions 2018 catalog)

Thanks for visiting today. And, if you just love anything I share or want to see more, the link to my Stampin' Up! store is in the upper right of the page links. Happy shopping!
As always, thank you so much for stopping by. And I hope you found something interesting to inspire you here today.