Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Aha ha!

Have you ever had an "aha ha!" moment?  Strange question I know.  You see I had been working on a project for a few days and I just kept pushing it aside.  I just wasn't getting the vision I had in my head to work on paper.   This went on for several days and then as I sat at my desk tonight it hit me!  Aha ha!

I had originally spelled out Fiesta with an I (instead of the cactus) but it just looked too....well...boring.  I wanted to use the cactus as an embellishment but it wasn't working on the end by the A and there was no room to put it behind a layer.  What a dilemma!  I'm glad the problem was solved!

This little gift bag was created using the Gift Bag Punch Board.  I used my favorite pattern from the Festive Birthday DSP to stay within the Fiesta theme.  The DSP itself is like a party on paper!  Super cute and oh so fun!

Here are both items together.  I LOVE how the set came out.  The card is definitely a favorite of mine!  Thanks for stopping by!  

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo
DSP:  Festive Birthday 
Stamps:  Birthday Fiesta, Confetti Celebration, Labeler Alphabet
Inks:  Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight
Tools/other supplies:  Big Shot, Large Letters Framelits, Fiesta Time Framelits, Gold Metallic Thread, Cucumber Crush Thick Bakers Twine, Whisper White Mini Pompom Trim, Gold Sequin Trim, Gold Binder Clips, Gift Bag Punch Board

Monday, June 27, 2016


Hey, hey, hey!  I'm back with another CAS card for Monday!  This card was created using just a few supplies and can be made in less than 10 minutes!  No fuss- no muss!  Simple yet sweet!  The new Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies make it all possible!

I simply cut out 2 hearts from the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies from Real Red Card Stock and combined it with the "congrats" phrase die cut from a Gold Foil Sheet.  Splashed on some Gold Wink of Stella and VIOLA!  There it is!  Super simple- super fun!
Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Real Red, Gold Foil Sheet
DSP:  Neutrals DSP Stack
Tools/other supplies:  Big Shot, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies, Gold Wink of Stella, Fine Tip Glue Pen

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Monday Montage #72

Hello there and welcome back for the bi-weekly Monday Montage blog hop. I'm so happy you joined us!  Be sure to visit all 10 stops to see what other fabulous projects we have created to share with you.

The card I created to share tonight uses one of my all time favorite stamp sets called Kinda Eclectic.  This set is an oldie but a goodie!  The stamps are gorgeous and create the best collage cards!

It's a little difficult to see from the photo above- but the butterfly is 3 Dimensional.  I used the Big Shot and the Butterflies Thinlits Dies to cut out 4 butterflies.  Then I sewed the butterfly stack together.  Simply separate the wings to give a 3 Dimensional look!

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you enjoyed my project!

Card Stock: Whisper White,
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, Night of Navy
Stamps:  Kinda Eclectic, Banners For You
Tools/other supplies:   Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Bunch of Banners Framelits Dies, Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, Brights Enamel Shapes


Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Live, Love, Grow

Do you love succulents?  They are every so trendy right now!  I'm beyond thrilled that Stampin' Up! has a brand new set titled Live, Love, Grow in the new Annual Catalog.  This set is filled with several stamps to create your very own succulent garden!  

My projects tonight all feature the Live, Love, Grow set.  The first card is my favorite!  I love everything about it! Especially the new Copper Metallic Thread.  It spools up nicely to add an extra hint of color.
The second card is a CAS card (clean and simple).  This card can be created in 10 minutes or less making it the perfect card for stampers of all levels.  What's nice is that even though it's not as detailed as some of my other cards it's just as gorgeous.  Sometimes less is more!
The third card I created is a 3" x 3" card.  The layer on top is made from Watercolor Paper.  The image itself was faux watercolored.  The edges were distressed with scissors to create a worn look.  Once again I've chosen the Copper Metallic Thread to peek out from under the layer.  

As you can see in the picture- I've also created a coordinating envelope.  I only shared the one for the 3" x 3" card but I did make them for all 3 cards.
I hope you enjoyed my projects for tonight!  Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients:  
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Garden Green, Watercolor paper
Stamps:  Live, Love, Grow
Inks:  Pear Pizzazz, Garden Green, Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Early Espresso, Basic Black
Tools/other supplies:  Copper Metallic Thread, 3" x 3" Envelope, Stampin' Spritzer, Brights Enamel Shapes, Linen Thread

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Weather Together

Hello there!  Tonight as I was playing around with the Weather Together stamp set, I was inspired to create a spinner card...complete with a kite!  I LOVE interactive cards.  They are so much fun.  With the Sliding Star Framelits the possibilities are endless!  Not only is there a coordinating Shooting Star Stamp set, but the framelits also coordinate perfectly with several other stamp sets in the catalog.  

As I mentioned before- these cards are super easy to create and oh so much fun!  Thanks for stopping by!

Card Stock:  Pool Party, Whisper White, Calypso Coral
Stamps:  Weather Together, Swirly Bird
Inks:  Whisper White Craft Ink, Calypso Coral, Smoky Slate
Tools/other supplies:  Big Shot, Balloon Framelits, Sliding Star Framelits, Umbrella Weather Framelits, Crushed Curry Bakers Twine

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Monday Montage #71

Hello there and welcome back for the bi-weekly Monday Montage blog hop. I'm so happy you joined us!  Be sure to visit all 10 stops to see what other fabulous projects we have created to share with you.

As I was cleaning up my desk so that I could create something to share tonight I came across my VersaMark re-inker, some Silver Embossing Powder, and a tiny paint brush.  Are you thinking what I was thinking?  What can I possibly create using these 3 items.  BAM!  Then it hit me!  I'll make a striped background!

The Birthday Blooms stamp set is not new.  It's been around since the beginning of the year when the Occasions Mini went live.  I'm honestly ashamed to say that tonight is the very first time that I have used this stamp set.  I'm not sure why I put it off for so long because it's such a beautiful set!

This card is truly gorgeous!  The camera didn't  really capture the beauty in it's entirety so you'll just have to take my word for it!  Wanna see what the other fabulous designers have created?  Click the buttons at the bottom of this post to continue on throughout the hop!

Thanks for stopping by!
I hope you enjoyed my project!

Card Stock: Whisper White,
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Basic Black
Stamps:  Birthday Blooms, Thoughtful Banners
Tools/other supplies:   Silver Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Blender Pens, Melon Mambo Thick Bakers Twine, Silver Metallic Thread, VersaMark re-inker, paint brush


Friday, June 10, 2016


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Wednesday, June 8, 2016


Look at the cuteness!  The Foxy Friends set is just adorable!  This card is just one of many that I've created to share with you.  I hope you don't get sick of seeing them because next up are some skunks, cats, and raccoons!
When I showed this card to my son- he said I needed to work on my sewing skills LOL.  That stinker anyway!  I know my sewing looks wonky but it's just how I wanted it!  Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stampin'!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Early Espresso, Whisper White
DSP:  Subtles DSP Stack
Stamps:  Foxy Friends, Thoughtful Banners
Inks:  Basic Black Archival Ink
Tools/other supplies:  Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits, Fox Builder Punch, Handheld Stapler, 5/8" Burlap Ribbon, Gold Sequin Trim, Paper Snips, sewing machine, thread

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

A little hello

Hello there! I'm glad you've joined me!  My card tonight is a sweet little card featuring an image from the Badges and Banners stamp set and coordinating Best Badge and Duet Banner punches.  

I love how the badge can be turned upside down to create this adorable little bird cage.  The gorgeous woodgrain paper is from the A Little Foxy DSP stack.  One of my favorite things about the A Little Foxy DSP stack is the beautiful colors.  I'm totally digging the Smoky Slate/Calypso Coral/Pool Party color scheme.  Pretty, isn't it?

Like what you see?  Wanna make one (or 50) or your own?  Head on over to my Stampin' Up! store and shop with me today!  The link is on the top of the right side bar!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Smoky Slate, Whisper White
DSP:  A Little Foxy DSP Stack
Stamps:  Badges and Banners
Inks:  Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Tools/other supplies:  Best Badge Punch, Duet Banner Punch, 1/8" Stitched Smoky Slate Ribbon, Gold Metallic Thread, Big Shot, Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Monday, June 6, 2016

Sweet as can be...

Are you having as much fun with the products from the new annual catalog as I am?  There are SO many awesome products and new stamps that it's sometimes difficult to know where to begin.  For me- I chose my favorite sets to play with first.  How do you choose what you will play with first?

Tonight's card features another new favorite set called Shooting Star.  This stamp set is available in a bundle so you not only get the stamp set but also the coordinating Sliding Star framelits at a 10% discount.  These framelits were definitely a welcomed addition to the new catalog.  I have wanted to create slider cards (also known as spinner cards) for years.  Only problem was that I was too lazy to take the time to create them.  Now I don't have to worry about the amount of time it takes! That issue is resolved by using the new Sliding Star framelits.  Now the process is super quick and easy!

Thanks for stopping by!

Card Ingredients:
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
Inks:  Crushed Curry, Night of Navy, Basic Black, Basic Black Marker, Daffodil Delight Marker
Stamps:  Shooting Star
Tools/other supplies: Big Shot, Sliding Star Framelits, Paper Snips, Affectionately Yours Designer Washi Tape, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, washers

Sunday, June 5, 2016

It's time to....FIESTA!!!

Hello there!  Today I have the cutest ensemble to share!  I know several people who are on the fence about the new Birthday Fiesta stamp set so I wanted to make a few things that were absolutely adorable so that everyone can see just how AWESOME this new set is! 

I could literally sit and play with the Festive Birthday suite for HOURS!  It is so stinking' cute!  The possibilities are endless!
C'mon people. Don't deny the llama! You know you want him too!

The picture above is a close up of the card front.  I did not put a sentiment on the front as there is one on the inside.  

So what are you waiting for?  Head on over to my store and and get a llama of your own!  Click the SHOP WITH ME button on the right side bar to go to my Stampin' Up! store!  

Card Stock:  Whisper White, Melon Mambo
DSP:  Festive Birthday
Inks:  Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Tempting Turquoise, Emerald Envy
Stamps:  Birthday Fiesta
Tools/other supplies:  Big Shot, Fiesta Framelits, Popcorn Box Thinlits, Festive Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Gold Sequin Trim, 1/8" Stitched Melon Mambo Ribbon, Whisper White Mini PomPom Trim, Melon Mambo Thick Bakers Twine

Thursday, June 2, 2016

It's here!!!!

 I don't think I've ever been so excited for a new catalog in my entire career as a Stampin' Up! demo.  If you have not looked at the BRAND NEW Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog you are missing out! Stampin' Up! has knocked it out of the park with this one!

Let me start off by saying that today was THE longest day EVER.  I got up bright and early yesterday to put my order in (with next day air shipping of course!)  Today there was a miscommunication with Mr. Brown and I had to rescue my packages from the UPS hub.  Only issue with that was that it was not even noon yet and I had to work until 5:30.  UGH!  How on earth was I going to make it through my day?  All I could think about was stamping with my new goodies!

I'm sure you're wondering what I ordered so I'll share a little each day to help you find out!   Foxy Friends was one of the stamp sets that I was immediately drawn to in the catalog.  Not only is it absolutely adorbs but it is also multipurpose.  You see the stamps and the coordinating punch can be used to create a wide variety of little critters.  A fox, deer, raccoon, cat, etc...  Needless to say- that was the first set I picked up out of my order to play with!

Isn't it just the cutest?  I can't wait to create a whole forest full of friends!

Thanks for stopping by!  

Need an annual catalog of your own?  I still have copies left!  Contact me for your copy today!

Card Stock:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral
DSP:  A Little Foxy DSP Stack
Stamps:  Foxy Friends, Places You Will Go
Tools:  Big Shot, Perfect Pines Framelits Dies, Layering Squares Framelits, Fox Builder Punch, Pool Party 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Black Metallic Thread, Paper Snips, Handheld Stapler