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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!


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Perfectly Wrapped In Colors Card Kits!


I wanted to feature the Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set and the 2016-2018 In Color Stampin' Write Markers from the Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.  The Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set was made to pair with the Perfectly Wrapped Project Kit (Item #142439, sold separately), but this stamp set can also stand on its own for creativity.

With the purchase of the Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set and the 2016-2018 In Color Stampin' Write  Markers (shipping not included), I'll mail you 5 pre-cut card kits and an instruction sheet showing the cards and measurements.

Here are the cards the kits will make:

This stamp set is quickly becoming one of my favorites for its many uses, including tags, cards, the project kit and I am sure there is more.

If you'd like to receive the card kits pictured above, you can visit my online store at: and order the following items, using the Host Code 7S73ZBR6:

**Perfectly Wrapped Stamp Set (Photopolymer) - Item #141960 $17.00
**In Color Stampin' Write Markers (2016-2018) - Item #141393 $15.00

Plus $6.95 Shipping.

Total Cost for the Stamp Set and Markers shipped is $38.95.The Host Code is effective through July 15th, 2016.

If you are local, please contact me and I'll order the items for you.

You'll need the following items to put together the cards:  Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Watermelon Wonder Stampin' Write Marker and Scissors.

 **If you already own the stamp set and markers, you can substitute items to total $32.00 and still get the 5 card kits free.

If you'd like a Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog and don't already have a demonstrator, please let me know and I will mail you one free!

If you order $150.00 or more, please do not use the host code (please take advantage of the Stampin' Rewards).

Take care and please let me know if you have any questions.


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Foxy Friends!

Happy Father's Day!

Here are just a few samples from the Foxy Friends Stamp Set (141549) and Fox Builder Punch (141470) in the new Stampin' Up! 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.

The stamp set and punch come separate or bundled (142326 page 57) (bundled at a 10% savings).  This is a must have and I think we've just begun to see the animals you can create (check out Pinterest for more ideas).

Thanks for stopping by.  If you'd like to purchase these items, please visit my online store at

Have a great week!