Thursday, August 27, 2015


This is a fun sketch from Pals Paper Arts!  I didn't have a clue what to do with it though.  I finally pulled out this paper and ribbon that I got from Lisa Pretto, who is awesome!!  The rimmed pearls were in my freebie box as well as some other goodies.  Thank you so much, Lisa!

Check out the fabulous patterns on this Farmer's Market dsp when you get a chance.  There are some fun prints!

p.s.  I really wanted to use a sentiment which says, "thanks a bunch."  Stampin' Up! needs one!

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Thursday, August 20, 2015


I love this sketch from Pals Paper Arts!  It's a great way to use up dsp or cardstock strips.

I kept this one simple because I'm on vacation.  We don't have big plans.  It will be nice to relax around the pool, and maybe make a day trip or two. We had a pool party today for my granddaughter's 5th birthday. The girls had so much fun and it was perfect pool weather!

I wanted to try this gorgeous embossing folder from the new holiday catalog and had a few strips of the Into the Woods paper (more gorgeousness).  The sentiment is from Cottage Greetings. Isn't that font to die for?! Love this set.  

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

August 2015 Paper Pumpkin

This month's Paper Pumpkin kit is gorgeous!  Check it out here:

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I love a challenge, so I made an alternative card last night.  I thought this one would look good with the gold thread.  Then I noticed the paper outside the flower cut outs.  Yes, I have issues.  Most would throw the sheet away, but I cut those pieces with smaller flowers so they weren't wasted.  I also changed the sentiment because I needed something different.  I'm sending to a friend who has breast cancer.  The pink and the bows are perfect for it, don't you think?

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog 2015

I just got my pre-order in from the Stampin' Up! Handmade for the Holidays catalog!  I have to say, this is the most excited I've ever been about the holiday catalog.  The papers are gorgeous, there are LOTS of stamp sets with matching dies, I could go on.  I will let you decide when you receive yours.  If you don't have a demonstrator and you'd like a free catalog, please let me know and I will get it right out to you!

I thought I'd start with a Halloween set but I didn't order the gorgeous Halloween dsp...YET.  I decided to use this cute owl on a birthday card instead.  I'm in love with the Into the Woods dsp!  I must confess, I used a retired Sizzlet die for the leaves.  Anyhoo (pun intended), please let me know what you think!

p.s.  Notice his eyes?  I used the amazing Fine Glue Tip Pen on the leaves and I dotted the eyes to make them shiny.  This is amazing to use on intricate dies!  This is also in the Holiday catalog.  The catalog begins on September 1 so get your lists ready!

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Wow, another fabulous color combination from Pals Paper Arts!  As always, I need birthday cards so that's what I set out to make.  I haven't used my Flower Patch set in a long time, so I dug it out and dusted it off!  I ended with a sentiment from Butterfly Basics.  I added a bit of Garden Green for the dark part of the leaf.  I will definitely use this color combo again!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Weekly Deals - August 11-17

There are some fun things here at a great price!  I have the Scallop Top Punch and LOVE it.  You can make tags, bookmarks, closures for boxes, etc.  Love the file tab dies as well!  Click the picture to shop these deals.

I made this card using the Tag Topper Scallop punch.  Click for the link to the post:

Friday, August 07, 2015

Hurry up, Holiday Catalog!

I am going crazy, just waiting for my Stampin' Up! Holiday catalog!  There are some amazing things for Fall, Halloween, and Christmas.  Here is one of the items for Halloween.  I would love to do this as a class, so let me know if you're interested and local.  How cute would this look on a mantle or table?!!

Thursday, August 06, 2015

Baby Boy Card

Someone at work had a baby boy the other day so I pulled out my Something for Baby set and went to work.  I used up some of the Sweet Dreams paper as well.  I don't know what it is, but I love making baby cards!!  Let me know what you think.

I CASED this card by Marlene at So Many Toys So Little Time

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This color combination is GORGEOUS, in my humble opinion!  I love all three colors and together, they are amazing.  I also love the butterflies.  I can't stop playing with them!

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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

A Paper Pumpkin Alternative

I love these little cups in the Paper Pumpkin July 2015 kit!  I decided to change the color a bit by adding Watermelon Wonder, my new favorite.  I used Early Espresso and put some strips through the wood embossing folder to make shelves.  Then I dotted the cups with part of a stamp from Watercolor Wings.

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