Thursday, January 22, 2015

PPA 237

This fabulous sketch by Nicole Watt had me a little stumped at first.  I decided to use the beautiful Painted Blooms dsp again because how can you go wrong with that, right?!  As always, I kept it simple.  I used my favorite new toy, Hello You Thinlits.  I cannot tell you how much I love these word dies!! The dots are from the Painted Petals stamp set and the sentiment is from Crazy About You.  They're both in the Occasions Catalog.

I also wanted to show you a card my four year old granddaughter made.  She slept over last weekend and we had a blast.  She just loves her Stickles!  And she always picks my "pupcake" punch.  She squirted out a blob of purple and then decided to add a bow of twine.   This was 100% her idea.  I think she has a career in stamping. What do you think?

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Friday, January 16, 2015

Paper Players Challenge

I decided to participate in the Paper Players Challenge last minute because I love this color combination.  Thanks for posting, Ann!  I kept it simple because I was short on time.  I used the One Tag Fits All stamp set.  I used the Note Tag punch to make the first layer and colored in the edge. Then I stamped again on Crisp Cantaloupe and cut it out by hand.  I colored the image in with aqua painters and ink pads. Thanks for looking and commenting!  Have a nice weekend.  I'm looking forward to a sleep over with my granddaughter!

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Thursday, January 15, 2015


Good Morning!  I made these thank you cards for the Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge.  I love this sketch by Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains!  I loved it so much that I made two!  I kept it very simple by using this beautiful dsp from Painted Petals which is in the Occasions catalog. I also used the matching stamp set to create the sentiments and leaves.

Thanks for looking and leaving me some feedback!  I truly love reading your comments.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

January 2015 Pals Blog Hop

Welcome to the first Pals Blog Hop of 2015. We hope your new year is off to a great creative start. To celebrate the start of a new Stampin' Up! year, we are showcasing products from our newest catalog this month - the Occasions catalog. You may also see new Sale-a-bration products too. If you don't know how to earn free Sale-a-bration products - contact your Stampin' Up! demonstrator to learn more.
You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper.  Use the full lineup below to move along from blog to blog so you see all of the new projects.
I am in love with the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs this year!  I decided to play with the Chalkboard Paper from Occasions and the Big Day stamp set which I got FREE from Sale-A-Bration.  I couldn't decide if the chalk ink looked better with Blushing Bride or Strawberry Slush.  What do you think?

The next stop is Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan  on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I'll see you next month.

Final Line-up
  1. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
  2. Maggie Mata at Maggie Made Cards
  3. Becky Gifford at The Social Stamper
  4. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  5. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb...
  6. Amy Williams at Stamps and Spice
  7. Rae Harper at
  8. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  9. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  10. Becky Volpp at InkBlossomwithBecky
  11. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  12. Jane Knudsen at
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper
  14. Michelle Quinno at Shell's Life
  15. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  16. Karen Hallam at Karen's Blog
  17. Kelly DeTommaso at Kelly's Creative Corner
  18. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  19. Laurie Chilton at Stampin' Ink
  20. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  21. Peggy Noe at
  22. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  23. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  24. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  25. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  26. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  27. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  28. Natalie Bradley at Natalie Bradley Events
  29. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  30. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  31. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits From Dawn
  32. Angie Valle-Peters at Paperluxuries
  33. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  34. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  35. Shannon K Jaramillo at Shannon Kay Paperie
  36. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  37. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  38. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  39. Pamela Sadller at Stampin Pink Rose
  40. Jennifer Michalski at Stamping Serenity
  41. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works by Shannon

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Thursday, January 08, 2015

PPA 235


I made this for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge.  YUM, I absolutely love these colors!!  I used a cute stamp set from the Occasions catalog called Birthday Bash.  I used Island Indigo for the base, Pool Party for the panel and stamped in Island Indigo on Soft Sky.  I made my own dsp with the balloons using all three colors.  My Soft Sky is in need of a refill so it was a bit light.

Thanks for looking and letting me know how you like this color combo!

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Wednesday, January 07, 2015

Hello You thinlit dies

I promised to post a card or two using the Stampin' Up! Hello You Thinlits.  I am in love with these words!!

To start, I will show you how to use the negative of your die.  Just be sure to cut in the center of your paper and then you can trim as needed.  And keep those little pieces that go in the loops of the letters because you will need to glue those inside.

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Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Occasions and Sale-a-Bration

Stampin' Up!'s Occasions and Sale-a-bration catalog orders begin today!  I think you're going to love the products in these catalogs.  For those of you who don't know, for every $50 you spend in product, you get to choose a FREE item in Sale-a-Bration.  There are some gorgeous stamp sets in this one!  I have a couple of cards to post using new products from both catalogs.  I am in love with the new thinlit word dies!

If you've ever thought of signing up as a demonstrator, even if you never order again, now is the time!  You can choose a card kit with your starter set or two Sale-a-Bration items!!  That is an awesome deal!

Check them out here and feel free to ask away if you have any questions!



p.s.  I said I would post the new set that coordinates with the Note Tag punch in the Weekly Deals, so here you go!

Weekly Deals - Jan. 6

Click here to shop these amazing weekly deals!  I love the dsp and couldn't live without my envelope punch board!  The chevron and Note Tag punches are hanging on my door too.  Love them!  And the Note Tag punch coordinates with a new Occasions stamp set, One Tag Fits All.  I will post the link later.

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Thursday, January 01, 2015

PPA 234

Happy New Year!   I hope you all had a nice New Year's Eve and Day.  My husband, mom and I went out to a Japanese Steak house to celebrate.  It was delicious!  Today we had my husband's family over.  It was a lot of work and a lot of fun.  I baked for two days straight.  I'm looking forward to relaxing for the rest of the week and weekend.

I made this for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge.  I have such trouble with Wisteria Wonder, or any purple for that matter.  The addition of silver made it a little easier! I stamped the stars in Versamark and embossed with silver embossing powder, then stamped the image and did the same.  Then I colored in with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities.  I used the color lifter to take a lot of the yellow out so it wasn't so bright.  Let me know what you think!  I hope it doesn't look like beer instead of champagne.

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