Monday, November 21, 2016

Online Extravaganza!!

How exciting!  Stampin' Up! is having an Online Extravaganza starting November 21 - November 28.  There are some great deals!  Check it out here:

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Ice cream, ice cream!

Sneak peek alert!!!  We all love ice cream, right?  I had fun playing with the adorable new set from the Occasions catalog.  This catalog starts on January 4, however, I was able to get this set at Stampin' Up!'s OnStage event. This is one of the great perks of being a demonstrator!  If you'd like to hear more, please let me know!  I can explain how easy it is.

I used Painter's Palette designer series paper on both cards.  I also used the brand new Stitched Dies!  I'm in love.  They are on flying off the shelves!  I would order fast.  They come with circles, ovals and squares! Wait until you see the gorgeous new products in Occasions and Sale-a-Bration!  If you don't work with a demonstrator, feel free to contact me for a catalog.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

While you are waiting for the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs, check out the amazing deal during the Online Extravaganza!  It runs from November 21-28.  Don't miss out!

Tuesday, November 15, 2016


This is for a Thanksgiving challenge over at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.  I made this 3D project for my World Card Making Day event in Atlanta (see previous post).  I simply took a piece of Stampin' Up! Petals & Paisleys dsp and wrapped a large Ghiradelli bar.  It killed me not to eat it!  It was Sea Salt Caramel flavor.  YUM!

I stamped the flower from Paisleys and Posies and then a sentiment from the October Paper Pumpkin kit. I created a flower of sorts from the Paisleys framelits.  I cut six and just put a glue dot on each to hold them down.  I wrapped ribbon around the long way to keep the bar in place.  The ribbon is part of a trio from the holiday catalog.  It coordinates with the Petals & Paisleys.

I thought it would be nice to have these on the table for Thanksgiving.  Why don't you go over to Scrap-Creations and play along?!  Please let me know what you think before you take off!

Monday, November 14, 2016


Ahh, poor neglected blog.  I'm so sorry!  My life has been crazy over the last month or so!  Where to begin.....I think it all started just before my trip to Atlanta.

I was going to Stampin' Up!'s On Stage event.  The day before, I went to a World Cardmaking Event put on by Brian King and Pam Morris.  I had to make 51 swap cards.  I started designing card after card, and it took me forever to decide which one to use. For those of you who know me, I don't have a huge amount of confidence.  I was completely stressed until I finally made my mind up. Then I had to create them and also a 3-D project for the same event.

For the card, I ended up using Tip Top Taupe for a base, a strip of Flirty Flamingo, a panel of Shimmery White mounted on Peekaboo Peach.  I wet the Shimmery White with an Aqua Painter, then took ink from the lid of the stamp pad with the Aqua Painter, and painted it in the three colors.  I really watered down the Tip Top Taupe.  When they were dry, I stamped three trees from Totally Trees and a sentiment from Flourishing Phrases, all in Tip Top Taupe.

My trip was amazing!  I got to meet a lot of online friends finally.  I've known some for about 3 years.  My roommate made the trip a lot of fun!  I came home with a boat load of goodies from my friend and from the events.  I can't wait to show you the new Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogs! They are amazing!!  My box of pre-order goodies should be arriving tomorrow.  Here is all I can share for now.  Stay tuned!  And please let me know if you'd like to be added to my catalog mailing list.  If you're not working with another demonstrator, I'd be happy to send you one. 

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Sympathy for a friend

I made this sympathy for a friend who lost her husband.  I truly don't like making sympathy cards because my heart breaks for the person who has lost a loved one, especially at a young age.  I sat down at my desk to stamp the other day and had the striped piece of Envelope Paper left over.  I decided to pair it with the Blushing Bride die cut flowers from Sunshine Wishes.  I thought it was soft enough for a sympathy card and I wanted to add to my stash, so I added Smoky Slate and embossed the sentiment from Cottage Greetings and finished with a White Perfect Accent.. I saw the sad news on Facebook the next day.  I was relieved that my card was made and ready to send.  It makes it a whole lot easier.   Let me know if I can answer any questions. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Stitched Shapes Framelits

Yay, it's time!!  You can order the Stitched Shapes Framelits today!  And you can also get the stamps that are on sale for 25% off.  They work well with the shapes.