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Sunday, January 31, 2016

CYCI#105 Color Challenge

Hey there!

This week at we are having a color challenge:

Well, being close to Valentine's Day I had to make a themed card:

It's hard to see in the picture, but the neutral is actually Very Vanilla, although it appears white due to the lighting.  I used the following Stampin' Up! products for this color challenge card:

Real Red, Very Vanilla and Basic Black Cardstock
Cute Conversations Stamp Set (January 2016 Paper Pumpkin)
Red Glimmer Paper
Black Glimmer Paper (retired)
2" Circle Punch
2 3/8" Scalloped Circle Punch
Read Red Ink Pad
Large Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Banner Triple Punch
Sweetheart Punch
Heart Punch from Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by today!  Please add your creation to and check out all the awesome Design Team cards.

Have a beautiful week!


Sunday, January 24, 2016

CYCI#104 A Sketch Challenge

Happy Sunday!

This week at we have a great sketch to inspire you:

Here's my version:

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

Basic Black, Melon Mambo and Whisper White Cardstock
It's My Party Designer Series Paper Stack
Circle Framelits
Perfect Pairings Stamp Set
Wink of Stella Glimmer Brush
It's My Party Enamel Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals
Memento Ink Pad in Tuxedo Black

Thanks for stopping by this week. Please check out all the awesome Design Team cards at

Have a great week!


Sunday, January 10, 2016

CYCI#102 A Sketch Challenge

Happy Sunday!

Welcome to CYCI#102 Sketch Challenge!  This week at we are working with this sketch:

I used the Going Places suite and here's my version:

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

Lost Lagoon, Very Vanilla and Basic Black Cardstock
Going Places Designer Series Paper Stack
Going Global Stamp Set
Basic Black Archival Ink Pad
Large Oval Punch
Scallop Oval Punch
Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush - Clear
Stampin' Dimensionals

Thanks for stopping by and please visit to check out all of the awesome Design Team cards and link up your fabulous creation!


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

ICS Blog Hop Let's Sale-A-Brate

Hello and welcome to the Inspire Create Share monthly blog hop.  This month we are celebrating Sale-A-Bration!

I couldn't wait to get my hands on the Botanicals For You Stamp Set from the Sale-A-Bration brochure.  I will be using it a bunch over the next few months.  I am usually not one to get stamp sets with large size sayings, but this one called out to me!

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

Botanicals For You Stamp Set (Sale-A-Bration item available January 5th - March 31st, 2016 with a $50.00 before tax and shipping purchase).
Wildflower Fields Designer Series Paper (also a Sale-A-Bration item)
Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Whisper White Cardstock
Cajun Craze, Old Olive and Hello Honey Ink Pads
Regals Candy Dots
Wink of Stella Glitter Brush - Clear (sneak peek).

Thanks for hopping along this month and now it's time to check out Tina's beautiful project over at Tina's Crop Shop!

See you next month!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Today is the Day! Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog and Sale-A-Bration Are Here!

Hello Friends!

Today is the day! The Stampin' Up! Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs are live! Please contact me at to get more information, or if you don't already have a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and would like a free Occasions catalog and Sale-A-Bration brochure. 

Here's the deal: for every $50 you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a FREE Sale-A-Bration product. That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Note: Pages 4-15 of the Sale-A-Bration brochure show products available throughout the entire Sale-A-Bration sales period (January 5-March 31 2016); Pages 16-19 show limited-time products available only until February 15. Watch for another batch of limited-time products coming February 16th.

Need another excuse to get together with friends? Just host a qualifying party with at least $250 in sales during Sale-A-Bration and you'll earn $25 more Stampin' Rewards! You can even apply your Stampin' Rewards toward a Starter Kit and become a demonstrator yourself!

It's the best time of year to join Stampin' Up! During Sale-A-Bration, you can become a demonstrator for just $99 and choose $30 more of FREE products for your Starter Kit. Plus, the kit ships for free! 

Paper Pumpkin on Sale!

What could possibly make Sale-A-Bration even better? Getting Paper Pumpkin involved of course!

3-Month Prepaid Subscription (137859) $59.85 $55   
Save on a 3-month prepaid subscription and instantly qualify for a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

12-Month Prepaid Subscription (137861) $215.40 
Take it to the next level with a 12-month prepaid subscription. Save $24 a year with the everyday awesome price, earn Stampin' Rewards, and instantly qualify for 4 FREE Sale-A-Bration items! 
This offer will end on March 31, 2016 at 11:50 PM (MT).

Wow, I am so excited!  Thanks for stopping by my blog and please let me know if you have any questions.

Take care,

Sunday, January 3, 2016

CYCI#101 Color Challenge

Hello and welcome to CYCI#101 and a color challenge!  Our colors this week at are winters colors: purples, blue and neutrals.

It's been awhile since I did the spackle technique, so I wanted to try it on this card. I stamped the honeycomb pattern into the wet spackle on the butterfly.  It takes a bit to dry, but the look is worth it.  I also used a stencil and spackled the top layer of the card base:

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

Blackberry Bliss, Soft Suede, Lost Lagoon and Whisper White Cardstock
Butterfly Basics Stamp Set
Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set
Bold Butterfly Framelits
Word Window Punch
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Blackberry Bliss Ink Pad
Soft Suede Ink Pad
Versamark Ink Pad
Happy Patterns Decorative Masks
Jewel Rhinestones
Stampin' Dimensionals
Stampin' Sponge

Other:  Faber Castell Whipped Spackle

Thanks for stopping by this week!  Please head over to and show us your creation and view the rest of the Design Team projects.


Saturday, January 2, 2016

Blog Candy Winner for CYCI 100

Thanks to everyone who visited my blog over the past two weeks and commented! 

The winner of my blog candy (the Stampin' Up! December Paper Pumpkin kit) is Yapha!!!

Yapha, please email me your contact and mailing information and I'll get your prize mailed!

Thanks again everyone!

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