Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Baby congrats

I just sent this to my cousin who had her second son.  I used some dsp that has been around for a while.  I love this stamp set for baby cards and kids birthdays!   It's called Zoo Babies.  I used Deco Labels to cut it out and Bitty Banners for the sentiment.  I seem to have trouble making a card without these. Thanks for looking & commenting!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014


I'm so excited that the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration has started!  Can't wait to order my freebies!! As I mentioned before, this is the big sale event that Stampin' Up! has each year.  For every $50 purchase from any catalog (annual, Occasions), you get to choose a FREE item in the Sale-a-bration catalog!  There are a lot of cute items to choose from.  Take a look and let me know if I can answer any questions!  This sale runs from today, January 28 to March 31st.

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Occasions Catalog

For some reason, I usually pass by the Occasions Catalog each year.  This year is different.  I love some of the products in it and I can't wait to order!

This promotion runs from January 3 - June 1, 2014.

Check it out here:  Occasions 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Masculine birthday card

I made this for a challenge but missed the date!  Oh well, I can always use a masculine birthday card, right? 

I used an old bicycle stamp and button, and everything else from Stampin' Up! - Crumb Cake cardstock, Barely Banana textured cardstock, Wild Wasabi and Early Espresso cardstock, Deco Labels framelits (130102), Linen Thread (104199),  Bitty Banners framelits (129267), Candy Dots, Gorgeous Grunge stamp set on background (130517 ), Itty Bitty Banners sentiment (126257) and the Banner Punch from Sale-a-Bration.  I just love this little punch!  It's a great way to use up little scraps too. 

For those of you who don't know about Sale-A-Bration, it's Stamin' Up!'s big sale event.  For every $50 you purchase in any catalog, you will get to choose a FREE item in the Sale-A-Bration catalog.  One of the items is this cute little punch!  I will be sharing with you soon so please stay tuned!  Thanks for looking and commenting!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

PPA 188

I heard some really exciting news from Stampin' Up! over the last day or two from Leadership participants.  Stay tuned....

Here is my card for Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge #188. I used Strawberry Slush designer paper ( #130136) & ink; Tempting Turquoise and Pistachio Pudding cardstock and Candy Dots (130931) . The flower is from Flower Shop (130942). I decided to add the spots from Gorgeous Grunge (130517) at the last minute. The punches are Modern Label (119849) and Word Window (119857).   As always, thanks for looking and commenting!

p.s  If you would like a Stampin' Up! catalog, please email me.  I will ship it for $5, or send free with any order.  There are lots of great ideas in it!


Monday, January 13, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Deal

If you've thought about signing up for Stampin' Up!'s Paper Pumpkin, now is the time!  You will get a free set of In Color markers.  This is a $14.95 deal!  I heard that the February and  March were fabulous!!  Now's the time.  Sign up here:  My Paper Pumpkin and please pick me as your demonstrator!  Let me know if I can answer any questions.


Thursday, January 09, 2014

PPA 187

Here is my card for Pal's Paper Arts 187 Color Challenge.   I love this combo of Soft Sky and Real Red!  I kept it clean and simple.  I used some Real Red designer paper, Six Sided Hexagon stamp set (product 130956), Express Yourself sentiment (hostess set), Bitty Banners Framelits (129267).  Thanks for looking and commenting.  You should go over and check out all of the beautiful cards the DT came up with this week!

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Thinking of you

I made this for someone at work who has been very sick and stuck in the house for months.  I hope it cheers her up a bit!  I didn't think I would like the Baked Brown Sugar cardstock but I'm using it more and more!

I submitted this for Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Something New challenge.  I recently got this stamp set from Stampin' Up!.  You should play along!

Recipe:  Stampin' Up! Pool Party (my favorite), Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White cardstock; In Colors designer papers (130136); Framelits Deco Labels Die (product # 130102); Gifts of Kindness (130444); Bitty Banners Framelits (129267); Pool Party embossing powder (129398); Sizzix Swiss Dot embossing folder; Hero Arts pearls.  Just click on the flower to the right to shop with me!

Friday, January 03, 2014

PPA 186 - Color Challenge

 I made this for Pals Paper Arts Challenge #186.  It's for my son and daughter-in-law's first anniversary coming up.  I used one of my favorite stamp sets, Express Yourself, which is a hostess set.  I love my sentiment stamps!  I cut these banners myself but there is an easier way!  The Occasions Catalog has a set of banner dies (product #132173) and stamps to match.  See page 27 of the Occasions Catalog in my previous post.  If you order both, you save 15%!

We just had a big snow storm and ended up with two extra days off!  I was so happy to get the first text on Thursday at 6:25 a.m.  I was getting in the shower late after dragging my feet, hoping for no school.  I was even more excited to get the second text in the afternoon saying that we had no work today either!  I thought I would stamp today but ended up cleaning and grocery shopping late afternoon.  The roads were not great.  I hope it warms up soon.  It's been incredibly cold with the wind chill factor!  The temp today was 7 at one point.  Not sure how low it is now, but I thank God I don't live in Wisconsin!  I read about temps of -55 degrees!  I couldn't take that.  I think I would just hibernate.

Thanks for looking and leaving a comment! 

Stampin' Up! Occasions catalog

I'm very excited about this occasions catalog!  You can view it here: