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

Sunday, November 22, 2015


Stampin' Up! is offering some great deals starting TOMORROW!  Some of the deals are ONE DAY ONLY TOO!!!  It is WHILE SUPPLIES LASTS!  SO get it in early!

Check out the specials coming! USE HOSTESS CODE RE2R7CR4 if you're order isn't over $150 to get in on a $25 gift certificate! If you order $150 or more, you qualify for your own hostess benefits. You'll also get your name put into the drawing. Must be purchased on my website or email to

I will be placing an order by 4pm and another if needed at 9pm.

Saturday, November 7, 2015


Just wanted to share a project we did at a stamp camp a couple months back.

We created this lovely box using the gift box punch board.  It was very very easy to create.  Then to spice it up, I just added the hat and owl with a glittery boo!

Of course a little pocket hand sanitizer too!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

You are SO kind!

I just love butterflies!  And Island Indigo.  So when I needed to come up with a card, I wanted to use the doily from inside the Spider Web Doilies but I just didn't get the look I wanted.  So my idea to use that totally turned into something else...and of course...if you can use a butterfly it's even better!

I hope you like my card and color coordination. Fluttering Textured Impressions Embossing Folder really pops the butterfly theme throughout the card.  Of course, my favorite stamp set when the new catalog came out, Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set, is featured on this card.

Watercolor Wings Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!
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We made classic butterflies even better by putting them in a Two-Step Stampin' set. Two-step sets have a base image and overlay images that you can combine over the base image. Use the colors and images you want to create the butterflies you want.

Our top-quality photopolymer stamps have just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time. They're entirely transparent for perfect image placement, and they adhere well to our clear blocks. You'll only need one set of blocks for all your photopolymer stamps (blocks sold separately). The stamps come packaged in cases with images on the spine for easy storage and quick reference.

Quantity: 15 photopolymer stamps

Suggested clear blocks (sold separately): a, d, e, g

And don't you think it's the little things that count?!?  The Metallic Foil Doilies just add so much and cost so little!  You get 24 doilies for only $4!  Two colors and two sizes!  And then of course the Iced Rhinestone Embellishment in the middle of the butterfly.

Iced Rhinestone Embellishments by Stampin' Up!
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Peel, stick, sparkle! That's all it takes to add gleaming dots of shine to your projects.

* 24 rhinestones
* 12 each of 2 sizes
* 5/16", 7/16" | 8 mm, 11 mm
* Adhesive backed

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Just Because

Why?  Just because!  There is no reason why not!  Just because you want to, right?!?  Sometimes we need to be in the craft room....just because.  And sometimes we need to send cards to our friends...just because.  This card is so versatile.  You can do anything you want to...just because!

This card was made for a shoebox swap I participated in at Convention in Salt Lake City.  My friend and I both attended.  She created a card where we needed to cut the butterfly out.  I thought...what are we going to do with 42 butterflies?  WHY...USE THEM, of course.  So I created a card using the butterfly cutout.  LOVE IT!  It's so simple.

Butterflies Thinlits Dies by Stampin' Up!
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Cut bunches of butterflies in record time with these dies and the Big Shot. Create butterflies in record time with these dies and the Big Shot. The small butterfly has an open design that allows you to place it where you want for precise cutting. The two larger butterflies are delicately detailed and include ejection holes so you can remove the paper easily.

* 3 dies
* Largest image: 4-3/8" x 3-1/2"
* Use with Big Shot