Tuesday, July 29, 2014


I used this card for a swap.  The background on the upper white panel is done by using the Stencil and the Sponge daubers.  I Stenciled an entire 8 1/2" x 11" sheet and then cut it down to fit the card panel.  I got 8 panels from one sheet of Card Stock.  I really appreciate having a Petite Petal Punch to coordinate with the Petite Petal Flowers.  

Stamp Sets:  Petite Petal Flowers, Bitty Banners
Ink:  Momento Black, Project Life Black Journaler
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight, DSP- Neutrals & Brights
And More:  Banner Punch, Bitty Banner Framelits, Petite Petals Punch

Sunday, July 27, 2014


We are having a Color Challenge at Can You Case It- CYCI 29.  They are Pool Party, So Saffron, & Smokey Slate.  I made a Gate Fold card with a Belly Band.  It has some bright sparkle with the Silver Glimmer Paper.  

Don't be shy, join us and submit your projects at CYCI 29

The Hearts were made with the Heart Border Punch and then colored using our new Alcohol Markers- Blendabilities!  To avoid ruining the tips, I tapped, tapped, tapped on the Silver Shimmer Paper.  

Inside is the sentiment from the Hostess Set Hello Love- it says "You Make Me Happy"

Stamp Set:  Hello Love
Ink:  Pool Party, Blendabilities- Daffodil Delight, Coastal Cabana
Card Stock:  So Saffron, Whisper White, Pool Party, Silver Shimmer, DSP- Subtles & Neutrals
And More:  Circle Framelits, Silver 1/8" Ribbon, Circle Punches, Rhinestones

Friday, July 25, 2014


Time for a Bike Ride through the stamp archives! Paper Pumpkin Stamps are so fun to use, not only with the Monthly Kit, but for your current & future projects.  The Bike, Spots, & Sentiment were from past kits.  I keep my stamps stored in a Clear Mount Case and they are easily stored.  What are you making with your Paper Pumpkin Stamps?

Here is an awesome Paper Pumpkin Promotion!

Paper Pumpkin New Subscriber Promotion

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up--get 50% off your first two months. With a deal like this, you'll want to invite everyone you know to give it a try too!

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014--September 10, 2014
Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

If you don't have a demonstrator, I would love you to add my name when prompted!

Stamps- My Paper Pumpkin
Ink:  Stazon Black, Gold Encore Pad
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, Gold
And More:  Gold Sequins, Delicate Designs Embossing Folders

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


This is my door decoration that I made for our recent Stampin' UP! Convention.  Last year I made one using a dry erase board. This year I used a lid from a cookie tin.  I premade the spiral flowers and assembled it with a hot glue gun when I arrived in Salt Lake City.  I chose the tin lid so that I could attach accessories with magnets.  I hung it on the door using the 3M velcro strips.  They are so easy to hang and  remove.  

The DSP used is Moonlight. 48 sheets in ea. stack: 4 ea. of 12 double-sided designs. 4-1/2" x 6-1/2". Acid free, lignin free. Basic Gray, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Whisper White. I used Stampin' Up!s Spiral Flower Bigshot Die. 

Friday, July 18, 2014


My patio Gardenia Tree bloomed last week!  I had 4 open and lots more buds ready to bloom!  The fragrance is awesome!  I picked one of the blooms and brought it inside the kitchen to enjoy!  

Out of the beauty came the idea to make some Double Spiral Flowers using the Big Shot Die and white felt. You can make 2 flowers out of one piece of felt.  Each flower is 2 Spirals.  

I will make a video when I return from Salt Lake City- Stampin' Up! Convention 2014.

From here I decided to make it into a pin for a jacket, sweater, purse, or scarf.  I bought the pin backs at a big box store. After that.... I made several for Addy to wear on her head bands.  Then followed 2 toned and patterned felt with solids... You know I just went a little bit crazy!

Pin back with  a felt circle to finish it off neatly.

The final look for today is the addition to the Facinator.  Donna has supplied several of us demos in the past with these beautiful facinators.  They have an alligator clip on the back to easily wear in our hair.  It is amazing how one head piece can be picked out of a crowd of 4000 at Convention!  We kept our facinators from last year and we had a Spruce-n-Up! party  to fluff them up with more feathers and we all made the Double Spiral Flowers to doll them up.  

Thursday, July 17, 2014


We make cards at home and swap them while we are at Stampin' UP!s Convention.  This is the card that I shared.  We return home with awesome ideas from other demonstrators, some are new designers, some are very experienced ones- all varieties are welcome!  What I love is that no matter how long you've been creating, everyone shares their heart with you!  Our theme of the Convention was Inspire Create & Share.  I used my Rotary Stamp - ALPHABET (133769) to spell out INSPIRE. 

Stamp Set:  Corner Garden, Alphabet Rotary, Work of Art
Ink:  Momento Black, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Project Life Grid Cards
And More:  Butterfly Punches, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Pearls, Daffodil Delight Blendabilities

Saturday, July 12, 2014


We will be posting only 1 card for a two week challenge at Can You Case It?.  Many of the design team will be going to Salt Lake City for Stampin' Up!s annual Convention.  You can CASE my card, use the layout or Pick A Page of your own to inspire us! I picked Page 189 from the Inspire Create & Share Catalog.  It is full of Collections and Accessory Packs from our new line Project Life!  Did you hear that Stampin' Up! & Becky Higgins joined up on this adventure together?  I have made some Scrapbook pages that I will share with you another time using Project Life.  Don't get stuck on thinking they are only for scrapbooking! Today I took some of the cards out of the Everyday Adventure Collection and Accessory Pack to make this colorful card. Shhhhhhhhh....  I will be leaving this for my husband as I travel to SLC.  If you spoil the surprise.... I won't share early again!  (he will never see this blog, nor knows what a blog is!). 

I used another card from the collection to add a note inside.  Original size of this card was 4" x 6", cut down to 4" x 5 1/4" 

Card Stock:  Basic Black, Whisper White, Island Indigo
And More:  Project Life Everday Adventure Card Collection 135298, Accessory Pack 135301, Heart Border Punch, Bakers Twine

Sunday, July 6, 2014


We are working with a SKETCH CHALLENGE picked by Eva  at Can You Case It-  CYCI 26. I rotated my card 90* to fit my sentiment from the BRAVO stamp set. I am really liking the Photopolymer Stamps. You can get perfect placement when you stamp because of the see through material and a clear block.  

A look inside compliments the Woo Hoo! I added another arrow from Little Pieces Embosslits and left plenty of room to add my note or a gift card.  

Can you add a card or project to our CYCI 26 Challenge so we can be inspired by you?

Stamp Set:  Bravo
Ink:  Coastal Cabana
Card Stock:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Hello Honey, Pistachio Pudding, DSP- Lullaby
And More:  Banners Framelits, Little Pieces Embosslits (133733)

Little Pieces Embosslits Die by Stampin' Up!

Friday, July 4, 2014


Time to dust off the old stamps and give them some LIFE!  I took several stamps from My Paper Pumpkin Kits and created today's card.  The greeting- "hey there friend" and stamped circle shapes were in various kits through out the year.  It's exciting to get the Paper Pumpkin Projects in the mail and assemble them but it's a shame not to use what I have on hand to create more cards using those stamps.  I keep all my stamps in a Clear Case. Some are Photopolymer, some are Clear Mount.

If you follow Stampin' Up's! blog  you may have seen it there!  I participated in a challenge in which my card was chosen and I get to have a $50 shopping spree! Woo Hoo! I am making my list!

Stamp Set:  My Paper Pumpkin
Ink: Basic Black, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz
Card Stock:  Whisper White, Basic Black, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder, Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz
And More:  Tasteful Trim, Circle Punches, Candy Dots- Subtles

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