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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Congrats! You Did It!

Congrats....I did it....I haven't blogged in almost a year!  Yeah I know...can you believe it?!?!  Me neither.  This card is from last Sale-A-Bration event.  So it's a little outdated but the doily is still current and you can easily recreate this.  Oh it'd look awesome with a silver doily and then some copper foil paper!  Happy Creating!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

New Year's Fun

We always like to do something on New Year's...this year just a little down home fun!  We ordered pizza from Domino's and played games all night!

Jeremiah went to Keyarra's house and Alexander went rollerskating.  So that left me, Christina, Alexis, Brandon, Brian, and Trenton.   Cami came over after work too.

First we played Christina's new card game:  Exploding Kittens...yes I know...sounds weird but it was actually fun.  DIFFERENT can be fun!  And then Trenton taught us "MOW" which was another weird and interesting game.  We had a good time all around!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Flying High!

I really love this Sale-A-Bration limited edition set.    The plane itself isn't too retro and isn't a Modern look either.   

The paper in the background is also a SAB item. ...and is also limited!!!  It's called perfectly artistic designer series paper.

I  added some Blushing Bride glimmer paper, Perfect Plum button, and some twine. These items bring your focal point down and will give a little sheen to the card.

Simple supplies....simple design...awesome card!

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Silly Nieces

It's not often I have a day off and get to spend it with my nieces Abigail and Lilly.  We just love to have fun and be silly. ..i mean what are Aunties for? 
I asked to take a picture of them in front of the tree and this is what they did.  How am i supposed to be mad at these silly girls?
We had plenty of laughs all day long.  Such silly girls keep things funny, interesting,  and of course awesome!
I guess when I tickle them they can be pretty silly too.
Lilly carefully decorated the bottom of the tree.
Abigail got to decorate the middle of the tree.
Oh and of course we needed to have icecream for brunch.

Friday, November 27, 2015


It's the day after Thanksgiving so ONTO Christmas!!!  I love "Black Friday" not so much for what everyone associates this day with, but for the fact that we are past Thanksgiving and now I can decorate for Christmas.  I love bringing the totes up from downstairs and remembering all the cute trinkets I have to go on the tree, hang outside, and all around.  My kids on the other hand, don't like it as much as I do...maybe someday.

This year though to get into the Christmas cheer, my nieces Abigail and Lilly will be over to help!  That'll definitely put me in the Christmas mood.  Today's card features the product bundle Jingle All the Way .  This is a great set for everyday cards...not just the holidays.
Jingle All the Way Wood-Mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!
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Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 15%.

Jingle All the Way Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Oh what fun it is to ride in a one-horse open sleigh! With a range of holiday sayings and images, this will be your go-to set for Christmas.

Our classic wood-mount rubber stamps
* Have deeply etched images so you get a superior stamped impression each time.
* Are precut so you don't have to trim.
* Come with farmed-maple wood blocks—you don't need to buy blocks separately.
* Permanently mount on the blocks so they're ready to go when you are.
* Come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 13 rubber stamps.

Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies
Create custom layered scenes with these die cuts. Use a solitary image or cut several and layer them.
It's easy to add interest in seconds with Edgelits dies and the Big Shot.

* 3 dies
* Largest image: 5-3/4" x 3/4" | 14.6 x 1.9 cm
* Use with Big Shot

The card I made was a 4x4 trifold card.  I made it from a 12x4 piece of cardstock.  I really like how easy it was to line the thinlits up with the card stock and run it though the big shot.
Of course I had to add some glitz with the Gold Sequin Trim.

On the inside I heat embossed.  I mixed the gold embossing powder with the gold glitter to give it a little different glimmer.

Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder by Stampin' Up!
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Turn stamped images into glossy raised designs. Just use VersaMark Pad, powder, and Heat Tool.

* 1/2 oz.
* Gold


Gold Stampin' Glitter by Stampin' Up!
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Price$4.00 $2.40
Add glitz to any project. Use with Heat & Stick Powder or other adhesives.

* Gold
* 13/16 oz.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Colorful Happy Birthday!

Did you ever have one of those cards when you seemed to just keep adding and adding and adding color to it?!?!  Well this is mine.  Of course balloons can't all be the same we did it up right and used 9 different ink pads!

I wanted to use some of the special stamps that coordinated inside the balloons.  Since I wanted the hues to be rich, I didn't want to stamp off to get the two tone effect.  Instead I paired colors together that would look like a tone on tone.  The ones I used together are:  Island Indigo & Pool Party, Calypso Coral & Rose Red, and Wisteria Wonder & Elegant Eggplant.

As you can tell by the mess on my desk, I had plenty of thoughts of what to do with this card.  Sometimes a messy desk is the inspiration for another card!

This card was first created with my nieces (left side).  Funny enough, Abigail picked most of the colors....of course I tweaked them a little bit to make sure they looked good.

When we did the card with my nieces, we didn't use the piercing pad under the paper.  As you can see on the yellow balloon, there's a weird circle on it.  With larger solid colored photopolymer stamps, it's best to use this pad under neath to get a sharper image.  They don't have that extra cushioning like on the rubber stamps so this helps with that.

I hope you enjoyed my card.  And Have a Happy Colorful Birthday...whenever it is!

Celebrate Today Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up!
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Bundle and save! Buy these two coordinating products and save 15%.

Celebrate Today Photopolymer Stamp Set
Celebrate today with balloons and banners. These Two-Step stamps give you so many creative options--combine individual stamps to build the final image you want in the colors you want.

* Quantity: 17 photopolymer stamps
* Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, b, c, d, g, h

Balloon Framelits Dies
Party hearty with balloons and banners, bows and tails you make with Framelits dies and the Big Shot. Framelits' open design allows you to place them where you want for precise cutting.

* 4 dies
* Largest image :2-1/4" x 2-1/2"
* Use with Big Shot