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Saturday, May 31, 2014

Can You Case It 21 (CYCI21) New Catalog Challenge

Happy weekend friends!

Our challenge this week is to use new Stampin' Up! 2014-2015 Annual Catalog products.  I am loving the Work of Art stamp set (available June 2nd) more and more each time I ink it up.  I wanted to create a fun and whimsical card with bold colors.  In walks Strawberry Slush and Blackberry Bliss.  Doesn't the sound of those two make you want to eat some fruit?

For today's card I used the following Stampin' Up! products:
Strawberry Slush and Blackberry Bliss Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Strawberry Slush and Blackberry Bliss Ink Pads
Work of Art Stamp Set
Extra Large Oval Punch
Jewels Basic Rhinestones
Strawberry Slush Thick Baker's Twine
Head over to to submit your entry!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Can You Case It 20 - Sketch Challenge

I hope you are all having a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!  CYCI20 is a sketch challenge.  I wanted to play some more with the new Stampin' Up! Blended Bloom stamp and Blendabilities alchohol markers. 

For this card I used the following Stampin' Up! products:
Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White and Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Write Marker
Blendabilities Rich Razzleberry Alcohol Markers (available in August)
Blended Bloom Stamp Set (available June 2nd)
Four You Stamp Set
Jewels Basic Rhinestones
Labels Collection Framelits
Hexagon Punch (to flag the Banner)
Memento Tuxedo Black Stamp Pad (available June 2nd)
Head on over to to play along!
Happy weekend!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Can You Case It 19 (CYCI19) - Memorial Day Cards

Hello friends,

Memorial Day may be next weekend, but it's never too early to make a card to honor someone who paid the ultimate price.

For this week's challenge design card, I used the following Stampin' Up! products:

Real Read Cardstock
Midnight Muse Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Words of Courage Stamp Set
Star punch from Merry Minis Punch Pack
Hexagon Punch (to make the banner ends)
Postage Stamp Punch
Gold Foil Sheet
Gold Baker's Twine
Craft Whisper White Ink Pad
Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Head on over to and enter the challenge!


Sunday, May 11, 2014

Can You Case It 18 - Thank You!

Happy Mother's Day Everyone!

Here is my thank you card design for CYCI18.  You can never have enough thank you cards in my opinion.  Visit us at to submit your entry!

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

Cherry Cobbler A2 Cardstock Base
Corner Rounder
Modern Medley Designer Series Paper (soon to be retired and I am sad!)
Whisper White Cardstock
Basic Black Chevron Ribbon
1/8" Silver Ribbon
In This Together Stamp Set from the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog (available June 2nd).
Scalloped Tag Togger Punch
Large Oval Punch
Scalloped Oval Punch
"Thanks" from the Hip Hip Hooray Stamp Set
Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Wild Wasabi, Soft Suede and Blush Blossom (retired) Stampin' Write Markers.
Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities from the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog (available June 2nd).

Note:  I used a retired Blush Blossom Stampin' Write Marker, but I can't wait to get the Blendabilities Skin Tones Set!

Good luck and thank you!


Friday, May 9, 2014

Work of Art Sneak Peek


This past weekend we attended one of my daughter's friends birthday party.  We gave her a book as her present, so I made a matching birthday card and bookmark using the new Work of Art Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!, available June 2nd in the new 2014-2015 Annual Catalog.

I can tell I am going to use this set over and over.  It's beautiful and makes for quick and elegant cards.

Please contact me at if you are interested in getting a free 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog.

Take care,

Thursday, May 8, 2014

What Happens When Teacher Appreciation Week Sneaks Up on You?

What Happens When Teacher Appreciation Week Sneaks Up on You?

Answer:  You visit your local coffee shop for a quick gift card and use the pre-made gift card envelopes they supply as your "card" by just adding embellishments to it.  For this, Stampin' Up!'s Perfect Blend and Hip Hip Hooray stamp sets are great.

Thanks to all the teachers everywhere!


Sunday, May 4, 2014

CYCI17 Single Layer Card and a Sneak (Squeak) Peek!

Welcome to Can You Case It 17 - Single Layer Card!

Now a single layer card is hard for me to do, since I love layering and popping up and sponging and so on, but this card was so quick and easy, I might just do more single layer cards.  I used the Something For Baby stamp set I won during Prize Patrol at the 2014 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog Premiere, held here in the Portland area, as well as 39 other locations across the U.S.  About 7,100 demonstrators gathered for a fun filled 2 1/2 hours getting to know the new products in the 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog, available June 2nd.

Here it is, a rubber ducky baby card!

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

Whisper White Cardstock for the A2 Card Base
Something for Baby Clear Mount Stamp Set (available June 2, 2014)
Daffodil Delight Ink Pad
Pear Pizzazz Ink Pad
Pacific Point, Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Markers
Hello Baby Stamp from Teeny Tiny Wishes (so glad to see this set is sticking around).

Happy Caseing my friends! Head on over to to play!

If you'd like a free 2014-2015 Stampin' Up! Catalog, please contact me at

Good luck!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day!

I started incorporating the Project Life style of scrapbooking into my memory keeping about a year ago and love it!  I was so happy when Stampin' Up! partnered with the wonderful Becky Higgins. 

This page incorporates Stampin' Up!'s new Everyday Adventure Project Life Card Collection and Day To Day photopolymer stamp set, and page protector, along with some Twilight embellishments (Dies Cuts with a View) that I've had waiting for a page.  We visited a Twilight filming location here in the Portland area and I think the page illustrates how easy it is to incorporate Project Life (R) by Stampin' Up! (R) along with your photos.

I hope you all got some scrapping done today!

Take care,

Little Twinkle Pattern Party Ink Sponging

Happy Sunday! Here is a fast and easy sponging technique using the new Little Twinkle bundle from the Stampin' Up! 2018-2019 Annual Ca...