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Sunday, September 28, 2014

CYCI38 Designer's Choice

Good day crafters!

Welcome to CYCI38!  At, we have Designer's Choice happening this next week.

I actually did this design for my stamp club last week, but I had used only Daffodil Delight and Calypso Coral on my club card version.  The ladies at my club started using different colors and it just makes the neon effect that much better!

This technique is so quick and easy, but definitely lights up a room (he he).  Here's the link to Lisa Brown's youtube video demonstrating it. This is where I first found the idea (yep I double CASED it):

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

Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Basic Black Cardstock
Vivid Vases stamp set
Versamark Ink Pad
Jewel Rhinestones
Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana, Old Olive, Calypso Coral and Melon Mambo Stampin' Blendabilities

Have a great weekend and check us out at!


Saturday, September 20, 2014

CYCI37 Project Life by Stampin' Up!

Hello there,

One of my favorite things to do is be the keeper of my family's memories, be they milestones, or everyday life.  Project Life by Stampin' Up! is perfect for either.  This week at, we want you to show us your memory keeping Project Life by Stampin' Up! or Scrapbooking pages.

Here's my Project Life by Stampin' Up! page:

I used the following Stampin' Up! products to create this page:

Project Life Photo Pocket Pages
Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection
Epic Day Designer Stickers
Bermuda Bay Designer Series Paper
1" Circle Punch
Stampin' Dimensionals

Come check us out at to see if you can Ace the Case!


Saturday, September 13, 2014

CYCI36 Pick a Page

Happy weekend!

This week's challenge at is to Pick a Page.

I chose the card on the upper right side of page 55 of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog because I wanted to try my new Kraft cardstock and I liked the angle of the card layers.  I also wanted to try some of my Holiday catalog goodies!

What do you think?  Kind of a different Christmas card, but I like it!

I used the following Stampin' Up! products:

Kraft Cardstock
All Is Calm Designer Washi Tape
All Is Calm Specialty Designer Series Paper
Frosted Sequins
Endless Wishes Stamp Set
Tree Punch
Lost Lagoon Ink Pad
Rhinestone Basic Jewels
1/8" Silver Ribbon
Coastal Cabana Stampin' Blendabilities

Now, it's your turn to head over to to play along!

Have a great day,


Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Portland Area Stampin' Up! Unite & Excite Event

Happy Wednesday Friends!

Last evening, I had the pleasure of attending the Portland area Stampin' Up! Unite & Excite demonstrator event with about 75 very talented demonstrators.  It was a fun filled evening (starting with dinner at the Old Spaghetti Factory with 49 of my new friends)! 

There was swapping, display boards and lots of information sharing.  Oh, and the prize at the end was spectacular! 

Here is a group picture of a part of our group.  From left to right: Vicki Johnson, Kate Neely, Laura Howell, me and Heidi Boos (thanks Heidi for the picture!).

We were fortunate to have Andrea from Stampin' Up! join us.  We made cards for her and surprised her at the start of the event with a big basketful.  This was my card for Andrea:

Of course, there was swapping.  I came away with some very beautiful cards (and new ideas).  Here was my swap card:

Have a great rest of your week!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

CYCI35 Color Challenge

Good Saturday everyone!

This week at we are having a color challenge using Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon and Smoky Slate.


I've had the Postage Due Stamp Set for awhile and needed to get it out and play.  I thought this challenge was the perfect opportunity. I like the vintage look this set gives.  It just begs for layers and depth.

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

Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon, Smoky Slate and Whisper White Cardstock
Postage Due Stamp Set
That's the Ticket Stamp Set
Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon and Smoky Slate Ink Pads
Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon
Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Postage Stamp Punch
Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Dazzling Details

Happy creating!  Head over to to submit your card and see if you can ace the case!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

ICS Blog Hop Fall is in the Air

Hello and welcome to our Inspire Create & Share September Blog Hop!  This month's theme is "Fall". Fall is definitely my favorite season of the year.  I created the following card using a Project Life by Stampin' Up! 3" x 4" card from Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection in the Stampin' Up! 2014 Holiday Catalog.  Makes me want to put on a sweater and get some hot cocoa!

For this month's card, I used the following Stampin' Up! products:

Old Olive, Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla Cardstock
Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection by Stampin' Up!
Hello Honey 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon
"Celebrate" from Good Greetings (Hostess) Stamp Set
Hardwood Stamp Set
Bird Builder Punch
Tangerine Tango Ink Pad
Soft Suede Ink Pad (for sponging).

Let's go see what Tammy at Stamping Tammy has for us!  Thanks for stopping by!


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