Wednesday, April 01, 2015


I truly love the Butterfly thinlits!  I didn't immediately get the bundle when it came out, but then started seeing all of the pretty cards made with it.  I finally caved.  Since then, I've used it a lot!  I love the sentiments in the stamp set so I've used that a lot too.  Anyway, I saw this on pinterest (sorry, I can't remember the source!).  The butterfly set is not currently available, but should be fairly soon. When it comes out again, run and grab it if you can!

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

PPA 245

I made this for the Pals Paper Arts Challenge 245.  This awesome sketch is from Nicole Watt.  I thought it would be a breeze, but I couldn't come up with anything for a while.  I had masculine on the brain but that wasn't working.  

Anyway, I kept it simple.  Ok, not really.  I wasn't thrilled with the first so I made another because that's how I roll.  Put your sunglasses on and let me know which one you like better.

You should play along with us!  Let me know if you do.

I used a couple of retired products (melon mambo polka dot ribbon and daffodil delight polka dot paper).  The Petite Petals punch is on the Weekly deals this week!  Just click to check them out.

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Thursday, March 19, 2015

PPA 244

I love this fabulous sketch from Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains!  I don't use my Stars Framelits enough so I stuck with the shape.  I noticed that one particular card of mine gets pinned a lot and it's in red and black so I thought I would do another to see if it gets the same attention. 

I used Real Red with Back to Black dsp.  I think it's a sharp combination.  I recently watched a video and saw someone using the Eclectic Paper Piercing pack.  I suddenly realized I had that in my stash and I thought should use it.  It's been sitting on a shelf getting dusty!  I like how the piercing packs give another detail to your card.  I will be using these more often.

Thanks for looking and commenting!  Your feedback means a lot to me.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Two more weeks for Sale-a-Bration

Sadly, Sale-a-Bration is quickly coming to an end.  March 31st is the final day to place an order of $50 or more and choose a FREE item from the catalog.  If you order $100, you get two free items, and so on.   Blendabilities are no longer an option as they've been discontinued.  In place of them, Stampin' Up! has added all of these terrific products to choose from.  Just click on the flower to the right to place an order with me!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Irresistibly Fun Technique

I saw this fun technique on Patty Bennett's blog.  You start with Stampin' Up!'s Sale-a-bration freebie, Irresistibly Yours dsp.  It is gorgeous!  It's a white on white embossed paper in four patterns. I've used it previously and loved it, but this technique is awesome!  Check out Patty's video here: Patty Stamps.  Hers is gorgeous!

I stamped with the Flower Patch stamp set on top of the Irresistibly Yours paper, then took sponges and rubbed it to take off the ink from the embossed part and push it out past the flower.  I used Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay and Old Olive.  I wish you could see how pretty this paper is!  I kept my card simple because I wanted the paper to show more, and because of what it's being used for.

Sale-a-bration only lasts until March 31, so don't hesitate if you want something for FREE!! Stampin' Up! added more items since Blendabilities are no longer offered.  Everything is "while supplies last" so don't wait!  Click here to view all Sale-a-bration items:  SAB

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Thursday, March 12, 2015

PPA 243

Even though I love this soft and pretty combination for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge, I had a hard time with it.   The first card I made didn't work because I sponged it with what I thought was my Pink Pirouette sponge, when in fact it was a yellow sponge.  My color ended up being a peachy pink. I finally ended up making an Easter card.  I truly love the Irresistibly Yours dsp.  All I did was sponge it with Pistachio Pudding.  I will be ordering another pack before Sale-a-Bration is over on March 31st.  Hope you like my card!

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Weekly Deals - March 10-16

New Photopolymer stamp set!

I'm so excited about this new photopolymer stamp from Stampin' Up!  I love sentiments, especially humorous ones!  If you like this, I wouldn't wait to order.  These sets go fast!  Click here to order:  Just Kidding