Friday, January 31, 2014

Baby Boy

For this baby card I combined some new products with some retired ones.  Baby cards are my favorites to make and send.  This little boat stamp has seen a lot of use over the years, it is from a retired set called Nursery Necessities.

Stamps:  Nursery Necessities
Ink:  Bashful Blue. Daffodil Delight. Real Red, and Lucky Limeade markers
Paper:  Whisper White, Bashful blue, and Daffodil Delight card stock, I Am Me DSP
Accessories:Starburst  framelit dies, circle die, ? embossing folder

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Label Love

When the embossing is as pretty as the Beautifully Baroque, you don't really need much else to make a card.  I noticed I was running low on wedding cards so I made a few to add to my stash.  This CAS design makes it easy to stock up.

Stamps:  Label Love
Ink:  Blushing Bride
Paper:  Whisper White, Blushing Bride, Birds of a Feather DSP
Accessories:  Beautifully Baroque embossing folder, Label punch

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Gorgeous Grunge Valentine

I finally got to have my Gorgeous Grunge Spotlight class.  This is where we take one stamp set and make three projects using it, it is free to those who buy the stamp set.  This time I had 5 projects and participants could choose three.  These bags from the Idea Book and Catalog make such cute packaging and are economical at only $3.95 for 10.

Don't forget SAB started yesterday!

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes, Banner Blast
Ink:  Real Red, Pool Party
Paper Real Red, Whisper White, Pool Party  card stock, Fresh Prints DSP
Accessories:  Label Framelits, Adorning Edglets, Banner Punch, Hearts a Flutter Framelits, Full Heart Punch

Tuesday, January 28, 2014


I am really enjoying the new banner Framelit dies from the Occasions catalog and the Banner Punch from SAB.  I like having all the sizes to work with.  Banners are trendy and have been for a while. I appreciate  Stampin' Up! giving us products that are trendy.

Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Banner Blast
Ink:  Real Red, Pool Party
Paper:  Real Red and Whisper White card stock, Fresh Prints DSP
Accessories:  Banner Punch, Banner Framelit dies, Thinlit Expression die, Doily, Arrows embossing folder

Monday, January 27, 2014

Feel Better Soon

Today's card is for a special friend who is going through a lot of health issues right now.  I am also using it as part of my Gorgeous Grunge class.  I just noticed how crooked my sentiment is, that's not unusual for me!

Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge, Eastern Elegance
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Coastal Cabana
Paper,  Eastern Elegance DSP. Whisper White, Summer Starfruit card stock
Accessories:  Blossom Punch, Pansy Punch, Boho Blossom Punch, Pool Party button and Baker's Twine

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Greetings from the Zoo

Today's card is a CAS design using Gorgeous Grunge. Hope your Sunday is going great.  My morning was absolutely c-r-a-z-y!  I got the kids up in plenty of time to get ready for church, but it was like a zoo.  The two little ones didn't cooperate at all, Ava didn't like what I picked out for her to wear and Dalton must of grown last night because the pants I chose for him were too short.  He wanted to wear them anyway and I had to force him to change and then he packed his backpack full of toys to tote along.  He cried when I forced him to only pick two toys and then had to be carried to the car.  Ava ran ahead and  fell so she was crying as well. Then we had to rearrange car seats because I usually have the two little ones sitting side by side so that the other seat can be let down for the older two to sit in the third row.  But today that wasn't going to work,  Ava and Dalton refused to sit close together. We finally made it to church and about half way through the service,  I remembered one thing that I forgot to do.  My stomach started growling so loud that people were turning to look at me as I tried to shrink down in my seat.    How embarrassing!  It is official, I live in a ZOO!

Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Pool Party
Paper:  Whisper White, Pool Party
Accessories:  Circle Card Thinlet Die

Saturday, January 25, 2014

SAB Banner

Forgive my terrible photo. banners are hard for me to photograph.  The is the FREE banner in the SAB catalog, isn't it cute.  I did add a few little extra such as buttons and ribbons but you get plenty to make a good size banner,  I even had several pieces left over from the kit.

Here is a closeup of one section.  Hope you have an awesome weekend!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Minion Love

I am not sure what the attraction is to minions but my kids love anything minion.  Sadie has a crocheted hat, a shirt, a key chain, a movie, a stuffed character....wish I had thought of them.  When I saw this one on Pinterest, I knew  had   to make one.  Sadie wants me to make 26 of theses for her class as Valentines but that's not happening....maybe this one....

This one is much easier, just wrap the paper around a Twinkie and add a big googlie eye.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Isn't this the most beautiful place in the world.  It certainly is to me, this is a spot just a 1/4 from where I grew up.  I am posting this today because I am also missing my sweet daddy, he has been gone 10 years today.

Seasonal Sayings

Whenever I am shopping I am always looking for things to alter or use for treats.  I came across these Push Pop holders and bought a package several months ago.  I filled it with Hershey's Kisses.  I took the push part out for the photograph and one of the kids said it looked like a robot....I might just have to make a robot next.  I think a mini cupcake would fit in them as well.  Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps:  Seasonal Sayings
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP
Accessories:  Hearts a Flutter Framelit die, Trio heart Punch, Silver Ribbon

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Happy Valentines Day

I found these cute heart straws at a craft store and couldn't resist buying them.  I used one of the little coffee cups left over from Christmas and added some More Amour DSP and some hearts.  I wanted to add an arrow and was surprised when my sentiment fit perfectly on it.  Love when it just works out the way you want it to!  I filled the cup with candy kisses.

Stamps:  Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Pool Party card stock, More Amour DSP
Accessories :  Full Heart Punch, Hearts a Flutter framelit die, Label Card Thinlet die(photo below)

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Weekly Deals

Here are the items on sale this week.   I use a lot of buttons and these Vintage Faceted buttons will match anything since they are clear.  Let me know if you need something, you can't order through my website at present.  My credit card was one of the ones compromised in the big Target ordeal so I had to cancel it.  I should be getting a new one very soon.

Retro Fresh Grunge

Yesterday the kids were out of school so of course they had to be entertained,  Sadie went ice skating with a few friends while Shelby and I went shopping and had lunch.  It was a fun day but couldn't believe how tired I was last night.

I had a Spotlight class scheduled in November using the Gorgeous Grunge set but with all the family illnesses had to reschedule it.  I am also offering the class as a kit in the mail, I will post the details after I post the three projects.


Stamps:  Gorgeous Grunge
Ink:  Tangerine Tango, Pool Party, Baked Brown Sugar
Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Daffodil Delight, Very Vanilla card stock; Retro Fresh DSP
Accessories:  Starburst Framelit dies, Word Window punch, Beautiful Wings embosslit die

Monday, January 20, 2014

A Little Treat

I enjoy using leftovers for a project,  these cuties were made with pieces from three different projects.  I have a box that I toss miscuts and extra pieces into and occasionally go through it and make something.  They hold one Hershey's chocolate nugget.

Stamps:  None!
Ink:  None!
Paper:  Pool Party card stock, Red Glimmer Paper, Fresh Prints DSP
Accessories:  Two Tags Die, Full Heart Punch, 3/4 inch circle punch, Pool Party Baker's Twine

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Love You

Today I have a Valentine treat to share, it holds three  Ghiradelli chocolates.  I like to have little treats ready and give out to Sunday School teachers, crossing guards at school, mail carriers, etc.  It isn't much but I do appreciate these people and want them to know it.

Stamps:  Love You to the Moon
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Pool Party and Whisper White Card Stock, Fresh Prints DSP
Accessories:  Scoring Tool,  Framelit die

Saturday, January 18, 2014

That's the Ticket

I recently got this DSP for free from SU when they had a booking incentive going.  I had bought some of this paper when it was current, but how did I miss this sheet with the elephants on it.  It is adorable for a kids birthday card.  This is one of the cards  for my Occasions class this month.

Stamps:  That's the Ticket
Ink:  Island Indigo
Paper:  Calypso Coral, Island Indigo, Whisper White card stock; World Spectacular DSP
Accessories:  Ticket Punch, Calypso coral Baker's Twine

Friday, January 17, 2014

Sweetheart Treat

I have been trying to get my craft cabinets cleaned and organized and found these Sweet Treat cups yesterday.  I found enough to make treats for Sadie and Dalton's classmates.  Sadie chose the banner one so Dalton gets the square one.  Thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Sweetheart
Ink:  Real Red
Paper:  Pool Party card stock, More Amore DSP
Accessories:  Full Heart punch, Scallop Square Duo die, Pool Party ruffled ribbon, Strawberry Slush ribbon, Banner Framelit dies, Heart Treat cups

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Oh, Whale

I love this little whale and last year at this time he was used almost every day.  I hold on  to and use  favorites even after they are retired.  The Watercolor Wonder DSP is available in the Occasions catalog.

Card Recipe:

Stamps:   Oh, Whale, Wishes Your Way
Ink:  Island Indigo, Gumball Green
Paper:  Whisper White Island Indigo Gumball Green card stock, Watercolor Wonder DSP
Accessories:  Happy Whale Clearlit die, 3/4 in. circle punch, cupcake punch

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Sweet Sorbet

Today I have another card using Sweet Sorbet DSP, it even sounds yummy.  This is one of the freebies in the SAB catalog as well as the Banner punch.  If you haven't got a SAB catalog yet, let me know.  SAB starts on Jan 28.  Thanks for dropping by!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Express Yourself (hostess set)
Paper:  Basic Black, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Whisper White card stock; Sweet Sorbet DSP
Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe
Accessories:  1 1/4 Scallop Circle punch, 1 inch circle punch, Banner framelit dies, Banner punch,  Elegant
                    Lines Embossing folder

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Petite Petals

Doesn't this card feel like Spring, I am not a Winter person and am ready for lots of sunny days and flowers.  We made this card last night in class and I just realized I made two versions of it.  This paper, Sweet Sorbet, is gorgeous and it is FREE with a $50.00 purchase when Sale*A*Bration starts on Jan. 28th.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Perfect Pennants, Petite Petals
Card Stock:  Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White
DSP:  Sweet Sorbet
Accessories:  Petite Petals Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Circles Framelit die, Candy Dots

Monday, January 13, 2014

Oh, Happy Day

I love this new DSP called Retro Fresh, the color combination is perfect.  I rarely like every piece included in a packet but this one is the exception.  And Washi Tape to match!  Another favorite from the Occasions catalog is the Starburst Farmelit dies and the matching Starburst sayings.  Thanks for stopping by!

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Starburst Sayings
Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla, Retro Fresh DSP
Ink:  Tangerine Tango
Accessories:  Retro Fresh Washi Tape, Starburst Framelit dies, Finishing Touches Edgelits

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Love You to the Moon

Good Sunday morning!  I played with the  new Scalloped Punch yesterday and made some Valentine treats.  The DSP is from the Fresh Prints stack.  I cut my  Whisper White paper 2 x 8 1/2, punched both ends,  scored at 4 and 4 1/2, folded, and then tied together with Silver Baker's Twine.  I put a peppermint patty in but I think any small candy would fit.

These were very quick and are perfect for giving a little something, Valentine season is as busy for me as Christmas so I love this and you will probably see more with this punch.  Gotta run, time to get the kids up for church.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Hello Lovely

Good morning!  We had an early(8am) volleyball game this morning, this is the first time for one of the kids to play volleyball but I think this could be Sadie's sport. She is loving it.  Today I have a Valentine to share, I used some More Amore DSP which came from the clearance rack.  The stamp set is in the called Hello Lovely.  I cut out the Pool Party piece with the On Film Framelit die.  A little punched heart finishes it off.

Breaking News!!!!  Stampin' Up' will soon start to sell alcohol markers!!!  I am very excited about this, I have used other brands and they are perfect for coloring images.  I am so glad that SU listens to their demonstrators and gives us trendy as well as useful products.  The markers are called Blendabilities.  I can't wait!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Paper Pumpkin Special Offer

Hey there, Stampin' Up! just announced that if you sign up to receive the Paper Pumpkin monthly kit in the mail starting tomorrow until Feb. 10, they will include a FREE set of 2012-2014 In Color markers($14.95 value).  To read more about how Paper Pumpkin works read here.  If you have questions, you can contact me at

Retro Fresh Birthday

Good morning!  I am starting to work on some Occasions classes, we usually do birthdays first.  I love the new Retro Fresh DSP . I combined banners from three framelit sets, Chalk Talk, Bitty Banners, and the Banners set from Occasions catalog.

I got a lot done yesterday but was exhausted after getting home, dinner done, a couple loads of laundry, and homework done.  I sat down a few minutes before getting the kids ready for bed and fell asleep.  Shelby woke me up at 9:00 and I thought the house sounded unusually quiet, she and Sadie had got the two little ones ready for bed.....bed time snack, teeth brushed, stories read, listened to prayers, and ASLEEP!!!  Now this is not an easy task as it usually involves at least one crying, a little fussing, and several trips out of bed to go to the bathroom or get a drink of water.  I was so proud of them and so THANKFUL for the extra rest.  I love my kiddos!

Thursday, January 9, 2014


Good morning, my kids went back to school today...yay!  Not that I want to get rid of them, but they are bored and they even wanted to go back.  My card today has some new items from the Occasions catalog, I used the Starburst Framelit dies and Starburst Sayings stamp set.  The twine and the cork embellishments are from the Sale-A-Bration catalog which will be available Jan. 26.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Weekly Deals

you don't want to miss out on these great deals, so hurry this special ends on the 13th!  To order these or any products from Stampin' up! click here.

Love You

Good morning!  I am so ready for Spring....enough snow already.  My kids are still out of school from Christmas break, they love school(except Dalton) and were disappointed when it was called off again for today.  I apologize for my poor photograph, I sneaked off last night to stamp  and colors don't photograph well at night. My card base is Bermuda Bay with a layer of embossed Strawberry Slush.  The DSP is from the Kaleidoscope collection available in the Occasions catalog.  The sentiment is from the Love You to the Moon stamp set.

and a view of the inside.  This is one of the cards for an upcoming class.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Spiral Flowers

Good Saturday morning!  Today I have a Valentine project  using the Spiral Flower die in the Occasions Mini catalog.  I also made a card to go with the little paint bucket.

The love sentiment is cut out with the Expressions frameilt.

Have a wonderful weekend, thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 3, 2014

love you

Good morning!  Today I have another Valentine to share.  I only inked part of a sentiment from a retired stamp to get the part I wanted.   I made this one for my Sadie girl.  At least ten times a day she will say, "Hey, Mom," and when I say "What", she says...."love you".  I love my girl!  Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Banner Blast

Good morning, it snowed last night so i had to add a little snow to my photograph.  I love this new DSP, Retro Fresh in the Occasions catalog and since SU didn't give us any Valentine paper this time I decided to use it.  The only thing is, it doesn't have any red in it.  It does coordinate with Tangerine Tango so I guess that is the new red.  The little banner is made with the banner punch(SAB) and the Banner Blast stamp set which is also SAB and available Jan 26.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

MOJO Monday # 326

Happy New Year!  I got to stamp yesterday, I chose to go with the MOJO Monday sketch for this week.

I used a new stamp set, See Ya Later, from the SAB catalog which is available Jan 26.  I also used the Banner Framelit  dies from the Occasions catalog as well as the  DSP  called Kaleidoscope and you can order these on Jan 3..  My card stock colors are Smoky Slate and Crushed Curry.  Blessings to you and yours in 2014!