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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Holiday Catalog Samplers!

Hello Friends!

I love making 8" x 8" samplers!  It's like an extra large card.

First the Halloween sampler:

Then the holiday sampler:

Isn't the Grinch adorable? I saw him on a card by Connie Babbert and knew I had to try it.  You can see Connie's card here:

I hope you enjoy these samplers.  If you need any of these products (or just have to have), please visit my online store at

Thanks for stopping by and have a great week!


Wednesday, September 7, 2016

ICS Blog Hop Technique Time


Welcome to the September ICS Blog Hop.  Since it's back to school this month, it's all about teaching techniques.

I pulled out an oldie but a goody. It's called Triple Time Stamping.  The illusion is in the layers.

I used the following Stampin' Up! products for this card:

Emerald Envy and Whisper White Cardstock
Flower Patch Stamp Set
Flower Fair Framelits
Sweet Sugarplum, Flirty Flamingo and Emerald Envy Ink Pads
Emerald Envy 3/8" Ruched Ribbon
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Stampin' Dimensionals

Measurements for Layers:

Light Cardstock (for stamping):
2" x 3 1/4"
3" x 4 1/4"
4" x 5 1/4"

Darker Cardstock (for layering):
2 1/4" x 3 1/2"
3 1/4" x 4 1/2"
5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored at 4 1/4" (this is your A2 card base)


1. Tack light color pieces together (lightly).
2. Stamp.
3. Adhere each lighter stamped layer to it's corresponding darker color by size.
4. Layer with dimensionals.
5. Embellish as you wish.

Thank you for stopping by my blog on the hop today!  Now it's time to check out Claudia's technique!  She's got something great in store for us!

Have a great day!


Monday, August 15, 2016

Thoughtful Branches

Hello Friends!

There's still to take advantage of the beautiful Thoughtful Branches Bundle (item 144328) from Stampin' Up!  It's available through August 31, 2016 (while supplies last).


Here are some sample cards I've made using this great stamp set and thinlits.

The two cards on the right (above) were CASE'd from Kylie Bertucci ( and Dena Rekow (, respectively.

I even have a video to show you how to make one of the cards!

If you'd like to purchase the bundle, please visit my online store at


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

ICS Blog Hop Fabulous Framelits

Hello and welcome to the August ICS Blog Hop Fabulous Framelits!  We wanted to focus on this great tool for you this month.

I immediately though of the Jar of Love Stamp Set and the Everyday Jars Framelits.  I love this type of jar (for storage too).

I used the following Stampin' Up! products for this card and notebook cover:

Whisper White and Crumb Cake Cardstock
Sweet Sugarplum, Peekaboo Peach and Basic Gray Ink Pads
Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake and Pool Party Ink Pads
Jar of Love Stamp Set
Everyday Jars Framelits
Jewel Rhinestones
Stampin' Dimensionals

Other:  Dollar Store Notebook

 Thanks for stopping by on the hop!  Now it's time to check out Jen Hillhouse Guarino's talent!


Sunday, July 17, 2016

Sunshine Sayings One Sheet Wonder!

Hello Friends!

I wanted to use the Sunshine Sayings Bundle (#142339) to make a set of cards using the One Sheet Wonder method.  The Sunshine Sayings Stamp Set is so versatile with 20 sentiments and 4 images.  If you count the words separately (thinking combinations here), there are 37 (if I've counted correctly). The Sunshine Wishes Thinlits also have words:  hope, love, congrats and sunshine, in addition to 3 great embelishment dies.  Oh the possibilities!

I stamped a sheet of 8 1/2" x 11" Whisper White Cardstock (#100730) and cut it using a template I found online by Kimberley Morris @procrastistamper:

Here are my 10 cards:

 Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by!  Please leave me a comment and if you'd like to purchase the Sunshine Sayings bundle and any other Stampin' Up! goodies, please visit my online store at:


Wednesday, July 6, 2016

ICS Blog Hop Introducing 2016-2018 In Colors

Hello and welcome to the July Inspire Create Share Blog Hop. This month our theme is the new set of Stampin' Up! In Colors for 2016-2018. 

Here they are!  Meet Dapper Denim, Emerald Envy, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach and Sweet Sugarplum:

I wanted to use the combination of Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum, but I thought it needed a third In Color.  I picked my trusty friend Mint Macaron as the accent color and I think it works:

I used the following Stampin' Up! products for these projects:

Sweet Sugarplum, Mint Macaron and Whisper White Cardstock
2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack
Sunburst Sayings Stamp Set
Dapper Denim and Mint Macaron Ink Pads
1 3/8" Circle Punch
1" Circle Punch
Blossom Bunch Punch
Flower Medallion Punch
Classic Label Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals

Other:  We R Memory Keepers Pinwheel Punch Board and Accessories

Thanks for stopping by on the hop!  Now it's time to check out Jen Hillhouse Guarino's amazing crafty goodness!


Sunday, July 3, 2016

Combining a Color and Sketch Challenge!


This card is a first for me in a couple of different ways.  It's my first card submission to the Global Design Project, for Global Design Project #042/Sketch Challenge, and my first time posting as a challenger at for the CYCI#127 Color Challenge. 

First, here is the #GDP042 sketch inspiration:

 At CYCI, the Color Challenge is Blue, Turquoise, and Lime (along with neutrals):

I really enjoyed putting all the details on this card, and using the sketch and colors to create.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful week!