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Sunday, December 21, 2014

CYCI #50 Designers Choice - Holiday Edition

Hello and happy weekend before Christmas!  This week at it is Designers Choice, so (almost) anything goes! 


I'm excited about this project because is spans the Holiday Catalog, the Spring 2015 Occasions catalog (sneak peek) and my leftover items from the November Paper Pumpkin kit.  A trifecta of crafty goodness.

I made these invitations for a nice lady I met at my craft bazaar in November.  She's planning a surprise for her husband and these will play a part.  I made 11 of them, all different and really liked how they turned out. She liked them too!

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

Real Red, Whisper White and Lost Lagoon Cardstock
Trim The Tree Designer Series Paper Stack
Holiday Invitation Stamp Set
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad
Lost Lagoon Ink Pad
Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker
Real Red Candy Dots
Bow Builder Punch
Paper Pumpkin Leftovers
Dazzling Details

Thanks for stopping by and head on over to to see if you can CASE it!

Happy Holidays,

Monday, December 15, 2014

Last Minute (Not Quite) Christmas Tags


Boxes are being mailed today and I am down to just 20 more cards to address and mail!  I love this time of December crafting, when the rush is almost over (to get everything done) and I can just play and use my leftovers.

I needed to make some tags, and got this idea (to use the Confetti Stars Punch) from Katina Martinez:

I used leftovers from the November 2014 Paper Pumpkin and the Many Merry Stars Simply Created kit.

Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Happy Holidays!


Sunday, December 14, 2014

CYCI49 Clean and Quick

Hello and welcome to CYCI49 Clean and Quick!  This week at we are thinking quick and easy.


I sure needed a quick card this week!  It's crunch time with Christmas cards and a few packages. Once again I took a break from making Christmas cards. I think I want it to be spring by the looks of this week's card.

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

Daffodil Delight and Whisper White Cardstock
Pictogram Punches Stamp Set
Choose Happiness Stamp Set
Beach House Designer Washi Tape
Melon Mambo and Pear Pizzazz Ink Pads
Vintage Faceted Designer Button
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and please check us out at to see if you can CASE it!


Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ICS Blog Hop Tis The Season

Hello and welcome to the ICS December 2014 Blog Hop!  Our theme this month is Tis The Season.

For this 3D project I was inspired by Stamping With Val ( and I used the following Stampin' Up! products:

Whisper White and Pear Pizzazz Cardstock
Silver Glimmer Paper
November 2014 My Paper Pumpkin Kit
Lost Lagoon and Pear Pizzazz Ink Pads
Lost Lagoon 3/8" Silky Taffeta Ribbon
Tree Punch
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Large Oval Punch 
Fry Box Bigz  L Die
Star Punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Dazzling Details

Now it's time to check out Deb's creation at The Flying Stamper.  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, December 7, 2014

CYCI48 Color Challenge

Hello and welcome to CYCI48 Color Challenge,

Our challenge this week at was a color challenge, using Blackberry Bliss, Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake.  Well, I went a little further with the colors used.  I added Smoky Slate, Soft Suede and some Skin Tones.

This card has a sneak peek of an upcoming photopolymer stamp set from the Stampin' Up! 2015 Occasions Catalog, debuting January 6, 2015. Please contact me at if you'd like a copy of the Occasions catalog mailed to your door. There is soooooo much cute stuff in it!

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

Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake and Whisper White Cardstock
Soft Suede, Coastal Cabana and Crumb Cake Ink Pads
Hardwood Stamp Set
Wood You Be Mine? Stamp Set (Occasions 2015 catalog)
Heart Punch from the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Sponge Dauber
Skin Tone Assortment, Coastal Cabana and Smoky Slate Blendabilities Markers
Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker

I hope you have enjoyed this sneak peek and the funny lumberjack!

Please head over to and link up your creation.


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