Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Weekly Deals

Awesome deals!  I love the Be A Star set.  It's very versatile.  Just click to shop.

Thursday, December 17, 2015

PPA 280

This is such a cute and easy sketch. I kept my card really simple as I'm short on time right now (as everyone else is).  I pulled out some pretty dsp and called it a day!

Is everyone ready for Christmas?  I'm getting there but I still have a few loose ends and then I can start the wrapping.  I can't say the same for my cards.  I keep saying that I'm not sending, but I have always sent Christmas cards and I can't seem to let it go.  I might have to buy a box or two.  I only have a  handful of handmade on my desk.

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Weekly Deals

Check out these weekly deals, while supplies last, from December 15-21.  This designer series paper is my favorite ever!!

Thursday, December 10, 2015

PPA 279

It was easy to play along with this pretty Christmas combination from the Pals Paper Arts Color challenge!  I am way behind on Christmas cards.  I don't even think I will send them out, or maybe I'll do a combination of store bought (gasp!) and handmade.  I kept mine simple.  I love the ornament framelits in gold!  I used a Paper Pumpkin sentiment and the fancy dot embossing folder for some texture.

We would love for you to join us in this challenge!  Go to Pals Paper Arts.

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Year End Sale!

There are lots of little items that Santa could leave in your stocking.  Just sayin'!  Click the photo to shop.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

BIG Sale Tomorrow!!

Stay tuned, there is a BIG sale starting tomorrow.   Get your list ready to go.  This is "while supplies last"!!   Click on the photo to shop starting December 10.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Weekly Deals - December 8 - 14

If you've wanted to try out the new Precision Plate, now is the time!!  Just click the photo to shop.

Thursday, December 03, 2015

PPA 278

Just a quick little Christmas card for the Pals Paper Arts color challenge. I love this combination but the creative juices weren't flowing! I'm still really busy with my craft fair items and I had to take a little bit of time for Cyber Monday.  I love online shopping!!  Back to the workshop!  Please feel free to join us in this fun challenge!

p.s.  I felt the need for those cute little Crushed Curry stars 

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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Weekly Deals - December 1

Mint Macaron is one of my favorite colors!  And I think I will be grabbing that Go Wild paper.  I've been eyeballing it for a while.  Just click the photo to shop.  Don't forget to check out the retiring products while you're there!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Weekly Deals - November 24-November 30

Here are some awesome weekly deals for you!  And you can shop the Online Extravaganza as well! Just click on the pictures.

I also want to say thank you to the anonymous person who placed an order with me.  I truly appreciate it!  If you click on "do not contact" I cannot see your name and address.  I love to send out thank you cards for orders and I can't do that in this case. I promise never to hound anyone!  I wouldn't like it done to me, so I would not do that.  I just like to say thanks for your business!

Friday, November 20, 2015

Stampin' Up! Online Extravaganza - WOW!

Check out this amazing sale that Stampin' Up! has going on!  I'm very excited about the flash sale on designer series papers (buy 3 get one FREE) and the Gift Card Punch Board (I already have the envelope punch board which I couldn't live without!).

This sale starts on November 23 and goes through the 30th, but the flash sales are for the first and second 24 hours, so don't wait!  The products are also while supplies last.  Just click to shop (on Monday)!

Click here to view:  BIG SALE!

Thursday, November 19, 2015

PPA 276

This was a nice and easy sketch for the Pals Paper Arts challenge!  I need to get moving on Christmas cards so I made several variations of this today.  I still have a long way to go!

I started out stamping the snowflakes with Versamark and Pool Party embossing powder.  Then I did the sentiment in Versamark with white embossing powder.  I sponged Pool Party around the sentiment and a few other areas.  I then sponged with Island Indigo.  That wasn't quite dark enough to make the snowflakes pop so I grabbed what I thought was Night of Navy.  Well, I was putting it away and noticed it was a retired ink, Blue Bayou.  Oooops!  My fingers are very blue.  I finished off with the Iced Rhinestone embellishments and a basic jewel.  Please let me know what you think.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015


I received an ad for Tempur-Pedic and I've been looking at it on my counter.  I would love a Tempur-pedic mattress, but I'm not ready to shell out the $3500+ dollars.  I did love the cover of their mailing though.  I decided to bring it up to my craft room to try and duplicate it.  Here's what I came up with. I stamped the trees in Whisper White and Sahara Sand (one of them is stamped half and half).  I stamped dots on one and colored in the dots on one with gold and green.I punched the trees out (two were punched smaller). Then I scored two of the trees in half and popped them with dimensionals.  I stamped the sentiment and then the snow from the Sheltering Tree set. It's very hard to see the gold in the photo.  All products are listed below.  Let me know what you think!

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Weekly Deals - Nov. 17-23

Wow, look at these awesome deals, just in time for your Christmas card making !!  Just click the photo to shop.

I am bursting with excitement over the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs!  Just got my peek this morning.  I can't wait to share projects with you!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Stampin' Up! Retiring List

Such an exciting time in the Stampin' Up! world!  The list of retiring items came out today.  If there is something you'd like, you better run!  It's while supplies last.  There are so many awesome products and you don't want to miss out.

Click here to see the list and shop:  Stampin' Up! Retiring List

Also, the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs will be coming out soon!  If you'd like me to send you a catalog (as long as you don't have a demonstrator), please email me.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

PPA 275

I made this for the Pals Paper Arts color challenge.  Such a nice combination and in perfect time for Thanksgiving.  I thought I was done with my cards but then remembered another recipient!  I'd love to know what you think.  Also, please tell me what you're doing for Thanksgiving.  I am spending it at home with my immediate family.  It will be fun and relaxing!

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Friday, November 06, 2015

Alternative October 2015 Paper Pumpkin

I made this thank you as part of my gratitude challenge.  I used the October 2015 Paper Pumpkin kit. This is a great kit!!  It has a beautiful stamp set (can you tell I'm a sentiment girl?!!).  It's so versatile. I see myself using these stamps a lot.

I started with a Pool Party base, used the circle from the kit,  framed it with a Circle framelit in Crushed Curry, a panel of Calypso Coral on which I stamped the sentiment.  I tied some retired Pool Party ribbon around the circle, added a few White Perfect Accents (love them!). Thanks for looking and please take one sec to let me know what you think!

And please let me know if you want more information on Paper Pumpkin.  The kits have been amazing!!  They contain just about everything you need so they're great for beginners as well as seasoned stampers.

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Thursday, November 05, 2015

PPA 274

I love this combination for the Pals Paper Arts color challenge!  I thought it was perfect for a Thanksgiving card but I've finished all of mine.  I then remembered that I had a November birthday coming up so that's what I made.

I pulled out the Watercolor Wings and went to work.  I realized I only had a small piece of chocolate chip paper left, so that is on my shopping list for next time.  I do love these butterflies.  They are so versatile!  I made a few extra so that I can whip out more cards later.  Thanks for looking and letting me know what you think!  Please come over to Pals Paper Arts and join us in the challenge!  We would love to see your creations.

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Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Thanks again...

As part of my thanks challenge, here is another using Pretty Petals designer series paper.  I love this paper.  There are so many pretty patterns.  The dotted pattern is the back side of the butterfly.  Thanks for looking!  I will be truly grateful for any comments you leave.
Check out Jennifer McGuire's post here:
Share Handmade Kindness

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Monday, November 02, 2015

Thank YOU!

I'm participating in a challenge.  I need to send out 7 thank you cards over the next 7 days.  I tend to make a lot of thank yous so it should be easy!  I cracked open the Melon Mambo embossing powder (which I'm sorry to say is no longer available) and went to work.  Let me know what you think!
Check out Jennifer McGuire's Share Handmade Kindness post:  
Share Handmade Kindness

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Saturday, October 24, 2015

October 2015 Paper Pumpkin

This has to be one of my favorite Paper Pumpkin kits!  I know I've said that a few times, but I feel they keep getting better and better!  First off, I love these colors.  Second, the stamp set is gorgeous and so versatile.  This font is to die for.

Here is what I came up with so far.  One is pretty much per the kit instructions, two are a variation of what I saw on the Paper Pumpkin Fan Club group on Facebook, and the last two are my own.  My stamp dropped out of my hand and the leaves stamped on top of the flower.  So....I covered it up with a piece of a circle!  On the third card, I just added the rows of piercing and a Calypso Coral Lots of Labels die cut.  Let me know what you think!


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Last call - SALE SALE SALE!

Don't forget, the last day to order any regularly priced stamp set is tomorrow, Friday, October 23! Just click on the picture to shop.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Friday, October 16, 2015


This is so exciting....Stampin' Up! is having a 15% off sale on regular priced stamps.  It's a great chance to get those sets that have been on your list!  Don't hesitate though, it's only for a few days!  Just click the picture to shop, but wait until Monday, October 19 to get the discount.

It's also a great time to become a demonstrator.  Your discount would be awesome! Let me know if that interests you.  I'd be happy to talk with you about it.

Nanny treats

I was in the mood to use some of this adorable Halloween dsp so I decided to make treat holders.  I only have one granddaughter, but she usually goes trick-or-treating with her little cousins.  They were at my house this summer swimming in the pool.  They kept hesitating when they were trying to get my attention. I'm sure they couldn't figure out if my name was Michelle or Nanny.  They went with Nanny after hearing my granddaughter.  I thought it was the cutest thing ever!  They are the sweetest girls.

I saw a tutorial over at ChicknScratch.  I just adjusted it to the stamp sets I had.  It's such a fun and easy project.  I put a box of Halloween yogurt raisins and a fun sized candy bar in each.  I wish I could have fit more but I'm sure their parents are glad I couldn't.  

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Thursday, October 15, 2015

PPA 272

This was a nice and easy sketch for the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge!  I just got this adorable dog stamp set in and I had to ink it up.  I'm not a dog or cat lover, but I thought it was too cute to pass up.  For fun, I cut a little party hat for him and embossed it with dots.  Let me know what you think!  And please let me know if you decide to play along.  I would love to see what you create!

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Sunday, October 11, 2015


I made one of these cards for a male friend whose birthday is coming up.  I decided to make a couple more while the stamps, inks and papers were out.  Do you do that?  I have a craft fair coming up soon so I am trying to build my stash of cards.

I used Traveler stamp set which I love.  I see myself using this a lot for masculine cards.  I took some Typeset dsp and inked it up with some Stampin' Sponges with the three colors - Lost Lagoon, Old Olive and Crumb Cake.  I love this combination of colors.  Let me know which one is your favorite!

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Thursday, October 08, 2015

PPA 271

This is definitely a masculine combination in my book!  I had a little bit of trouble with it.  Add in a little orange, and I'd be fine, but without I'm lost!  This is about what our leaves look like right now in NH.  It seems late! I want to see the reds and oranges.  What does your foliage look like right now?

Why don't you give it a try!  Join us at Pals Paper Arts.

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Wednesday, October 07, 2015

29th Birthday

I truly love this stamp set!  I enjoy a little humor now and this set has some funny sentiments.  This one says, "from your 110 lb. friend" on the inside.

I used the White Perfect Accents to show that you can color them.  They're on sale in the Weekly Deals until October 12.  They are the "perfect" accent for me as they aren't bumpy for mailing.

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