Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Ribbon Share!


Ribbon Share – sign up before July 17!

Dotted Lace Trim Share ($7): This bundle includes 5 yards of ribbon, 1 yard of each of the Dotted Lace Trim Colors! This trim comes in the 5 new In Colors – Cucumber Crush, Delightful Dijon, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. This trim is so dainty and gorgeous… it will NOT disappoint!

Bohemian Note Card set


Saturday, August 15 at 1:00 - Bohemian Note Card set - $16

Are you ready to play with the new Gift Bag Punch Board? We will create a set of 5 note cards and a coordinating box using fun new embellishments and the gorgeous Bohemian Designer Series Paper. Bring scissors and adhesive – if you have the Gift Bag Punch Board, feel free to bring your own!

Cottage Greetings Card Class


Saturday, August 1 at 1:00 p.m. – Cottage Greetings Card Kit $19

Create a stack of all-occasion cards. Make one when you need it, or make them all and use them later. Complete the kit using the Cottage Greetings Stamp Set. Makes 15 cards total. Bring scissors and adhesive.

In Color Card Class

in color

Friday, July 17 at 1:00 p.m. – In Color Card Class $12 or free with a $50 purchase

Hosted by Hannah Vaught

This beautiful card set shows off all of the gorgeous new in colors! You’ll get to play with nearly all of the new products available in the 2015-2017 In Color Collection, including the ENVELOPE PAPER because we’ll even be making coordinating envelopes with this gorgeous new paper to go with the cards! Bring scissors and adhesive – feel free to bring your envelope punchboard if you have one!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Sheltering Tree on Soft Sky


I saw a similar card to this on Pinterest somewhere (if it was your website, feel free to tag yourself in the comments and I will give you credit!)  I just loved the ability to create so much texture on one layer of paper!  Completely mailable!  I love how you can just use colors and stamps and create a lovely visual scene!


Of course, you need something inside, as well!  Here’s a little matching tree.

Stamps:  Sheltering Tree

Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Early Espresso

Paper:  Soft Sky

Friday, March 27, 2015



I love this sunburst mask!!!!  I couldn’t wait to get this mask and use it with the spritzer!  In love!!

Now, the rest of the card went together so easily, I decided to use the same format for my club – it is a good unisex card that could be really used for any occasion.  Since there weren’t enough pieces for my club members, my son helped me cut out all of the pieces using the Balloon Framelits.  He just turned 3 and he absolutely loves turning the handle and getting all the pieces at the end of the Big Shot!  I think the banner was a leftover piece from a Paper Pumpkin kit.

Stamps:  Hooray It’s Your Day

Ink:  Bermuda Bay, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Hooray It’s Your Day Project Kit

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Hooray it’s Your Day Card #2


Here is the second card that I made from the Hooray It’s Your Day project kit.  This is a scalloped mask that I used for the pink design on the card.  I mix several drops of Melon Mambo with rubbing alcohol for the spritzer – super easy and it dries really fast. 

I followed the design as it was listed other than changing the color.  It came together so quickly!  I love the ease of the kit and the cute design for all the birthday parties we end up going to!

Stamps:  Hooray It’s Your Day!

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay

Accessories:  Hooray It’s Your Day kit

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Hooray It’s Your Day card


I recently purchased the Hooray It’s Your Day card kit and matching stamp set.  I mostly just wanted the masks in the kit!  I just love the spritzing and masking trend that makes adding color so easy.

On this particular card, the front has an emboss resist ready to create a design.  I decided I didn’t really care for the green/yellow look, so I stuck with Melon Mambo and Daffodil Delight re-inkers in my spritzers.  It made for a fun and delightful card for Halleigh’s friend who just had a birthday party!


Here was the inside of the card – I just adore the gift card holder!  Super easy to create – already cut and scored for you!

Stamps:  Hooray it’s Your Day

Ink:  Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight

Accessories:  Hooray it’s Your Day Project Kit

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Blendabilities Update

Sadly, Blendabilities have been discontinued for Stampin’ Up.  Unfortunately, the manufacturer was experiencing a 30% fail rate with the markers, including a fail rate of up to 30% before the markers even arrived at Stampin’ Up!  While this product success rate is completely unacceptable, I am still saddened to see such a terrific product become discontinued.  I sincerely believe Stampin’ Up has seen how much the customer and demonstrator base has loved the markers.  I think they will probably look into another similar product for the future, but for now, they are discontinued. 


That being said, I still love playing with my Blendabilities and the way they look on my cards!  This was my favorite card out of all the cards I made Tuesday with this stamp set. 

I colored the image with my Blendabilities.  That’s it!  Simple and just simply gorgeous.  (Sniff, sniff!)

Stamps:  Indescribable Gift

Ink:  Memento Black, Blendabilities – Calypso Coral, Blush, Colorless blender, Bronze, Wild Wasabi

Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White

Friday, March 13, 2015

Watercolor indescribable gift


This card uses a similar technique from yesterday.  The difference in this card is that I used my markers to add the color first.  I would color the outline of the flowers first.  After a bit of color had been added, I washed over the flower, leaf or branch with my Aqua Painter.  Again, you have to let the paper dry really well before you can adhere it to your card base. 

This technique honestly looked awful when I first completed it.  I really got close to just trashing it altogether.  Then I remembered that I have had several watercolor projects that look much better once they are dry.  So, while this is by far no masterpiece, I was pleased with the result once it dried and glad I didn’t just throw it all away!

Stamps:  Indescribable Gift

Ink:  VersaMark, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso

Paper:  Watercolor Paper, Crisp Cantaloupe

Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, heat gun, aquapainter, Basic rhinestones

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Watercolor wash


In this version of the stamp set Indescribable Gift, I took inspiration from Papercrafter’s Library to create a watercolor wash.  It was pretty easy to do and has a lovely look to it. 

First I embossed the image onto some watercolor paper.  Next, I poured some Calypso Coral re-inker into the top of my inkpad.  I lifted the color with my Aquapainter and just spread water and re-inker all over the card.  Literally….that’s it!  You just have to wait for a while to let it dry.

Stamps:  Indescribable Gift

Ink:  Calypso Coral, VersaMark

Paper:  Calypso Coral, Watercolor paper

Accessories:  Clear embossing powder, heat gun, Aquapainter

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Indescribable Gift


This week I am going to share some cards I made yesterday using the lovely Easter stamp set Indescribably Yours.  I was intrigued not just by the beauty of the flowers in the stamp set, but also by the opportunity to color it with different media and various techniques.

I begin with a super quick and easy coloring technique.  Sponge Daubers!

All I did to color this image was dab my sponge daubers into Crisp Cantaloupe and Pear Pizzazz ink.  You just dab a bit of ink onto the flowers until you are happy with the result.  It really can’t get any easier than that!

Stamps:  Indescribable Gift

Ink:  Pear Pizzazz, Crisp Cantaloupe, Memento Black

Paper:  Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral

Accessories:  Window Frames Framelits, Calypso Coral pom pom trim, Gold sequin trim

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Happy Dirtday!


So we have another birthday party coming up this month.  It is sneaking up on us!  I used a retired stamp set, I Dig You, to create this card. 

I always start with my retired items and then go to the new and current items when I am making 17 invitations!

The first card features the retired Halloween paper from this past holiday catalogue.


Here is the same card using current products.  The Hello Honey paper here is embossed with the triangles embossing folder.  The Tangelo Twist strip is ink sponged onto the Irresistably Yours DSP that is available through Sale-a-Bration.  Finally, I just thought I would try some chalkboard paper for my little highway strip. 


The inside of the card is made using My Digital Studio.  (Information is jumbled to protect privacy). 

Stamps:  I Dig You

Ink:  Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Basic Grey, Memento Black

Paper:  Basic Black, Hello Honey, Irresistably Yours DSP, Whisper White, Retired DSP, Chalkboard Paper

Accessories:  White Chalk ink pen, Sponges, Candy Dots (Brights & neutrals), 1” punch, 3/4” punch, My Digital Studio

Friday, March 6, 2015

Lotus Blossom in blue


I was inspired to create this card by another blog I like to read, Understand Blue. 

I stuck with the plain white background and stamp the Lotus Blossom stamp in Turquoise, Pacific Point and Basic Black.  I finished with a sentiment embossed in gold.  Super pretty and really easy!

Stamps:  Lotus Blossom, Hello Life

Ink:  Tempting Turquoise, Pacific Point, Memento Black, VersaMark

Paper:  Whisper White

Accessories:  Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Theme and Variations using a mask


So at club the other day I wanted to use the Artisan Embellishment kit.  I loved all the pretties in the kit including the laser die cut rose image.  Unfortunately, there are only 2 die cuts, so to make it last longer I decided to use it as a mask. 


I took a few of the other masks that are in the big catalogue to use for a little variety.  So, here are some variations on the original card.  I love how the cards look using hearts and polka dots! 


Stamps:  Big Day

Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Rose Red

Paper:  Whisper White, Baked Brown Sugar

Accessories:  Artisan Embellishment kit, sponge daubers, Decorative Label punch, sequins from the Perpetual Birthday Calendar kit, Hearts mask, Dots mask

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Big Day card


Here is a super quick card I put together last night.

First I stamped the main image in Staz On black ink.  I colored the image with a Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana marker. 

Next, I cut a strip of the Sale-a-bration Irresistably Yours DSP and sponged it with Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana and Strawberry Slush ink.  I wrapped a small piece of Coastal Cabana ribbon around that and adhered it to the card front.

That’s it!  Quick and Easy!

Stamps:  Big Day

Ink:  Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush

Paper:  Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Irresistably Yours DSP

Accessories:  Best Day Ever Accessory Pack, Sponges

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Amazingly Amazing Card


I made this card using the Artisan Embellishment kit from the Occasions catalogue.  I love the possibilities with these kits – they are full of frilly pretties!

Here are the steps to make this card.


Crumb Cake Cardstock – 4 1/4” x 11”

Whisper White Cardstock- 3 1/4” X 4 1/4”

SCRAP Whisper White Cardstock - 2" x 3"


Artisan Embellishment Kit – Sahara Sand die cut card,  1/2 of a doily, Rose Red lace cut 3 1/4” long, and Blushing Bride rosette trim – 4 roses long


Painted Petals Stamp Set

Pool Party Ink Pad

Baked Brown Sugar Ink Pad

Rose Red Ink Pad

Sponge Daubers

Chalk Talk Framelits

Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Texture Boutique



1. Fold the Crumb Cake Cardstock in half with a Bone Folder.

2. Run the top side of the Crumb Cake Cardstock through the Texture Boutique using the Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

3. Using sponge daubers, sponge areas of each color of ink onto the Whisper White Cardstock 3 1/4” X 4 1/4” piece.  I started with spots of Pool Party, filled in some of the empty spots with Baked Brown Sugar and filled the remaining areas with Rose Red.

4. Using Tombow Mono Adhesive, adhere the 3” X 4” Sahara Sand die cut card from the kit onto the sponged cardstock. 

5.  Cut a piece of the doily and adhere to the lower left side of the card. 

6.  Adhere the sponged piece to the lower right corner of the card.

7.  Adhere the 3 1/4” piece of Rose Red lace to the left side of the Whisper White sponged paper.

8.  Adhere the Blushing Bride rosette trim just on top of the Rose Red lace.

9.  Stamp sentiment in Rose Red ink on scrap of Whisper White paper. 

10.  Cut sentiment out using Chalk Talk framelits and adhere to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Best Day Ever


I love this spunky little flower stamp in the Best Day Ever Sale-a-bration stamp set. 

For this card I used the Brights Collection.  We will be making this card during our stamp club tomorrow.  It will be held at the Pulaski County Public Library. 

Overall, the card is super easy – you just stamp the flower in different colors and add a candy dot to the center!  To help with using so many colors, keep a baby wipe to wipe the stamp off after each color – that helps keep the colors from getting mixed up in the stamp pads!

Stamps:  Best Day Ever

Ink:  Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Real Red

Paper:  Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Accessories:  Candy Dots Brights

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Big Day meets Artisan Embellishment kit!


I was playing with the Artisan Embellishment kit some more when I made this card. 

I used a scrap of Stacked with Love DSP to make a pennant.  After that I just layered some pieces of the artisan kit on top – a doily (which is smaller than the regular doilies in the catalogue) and some Rose Red lace ribbon.  I almost forgot that I sponged my doily with Pink Pirouette ink.

  I used another scrap for the sentiment.  The sentiment is from the Big Day Sale-a-bration stamp set.  I colored it with a Blushing Bride Stampin’ Write marker. 

You may notice those pearls are pink – I colored them with the Pink Pirouette Blendabilities marker.  I just love to do that – it is so easy and quick – and it looks so pretty!

Stamps:  Big Day

Ink:  Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Pink Pirouette Blendabilities

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Stacked with Love DSP

Accessories:  Artisan Embellishment kit, sponge dauber

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

You warm my heart


I saw this card the other day and thought it was just sweet!  I loved the hearts in the tree with the sentiment.  I love this new stamp set, Sheltering Tree!  It is so versatile! 

Not much to say about this card – it is super simple and easy!

Stamps:  Sheltering Tree

Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Melon Mambo

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Perpetual Birthday Calendar


So the other day I already told you that I absolutely love project kits.  I decided to make the perpetual birthday calendar using the project kit in the occasions catalogue.  This was so easy to make!  I took it on vacation with me and made it while the kids were taking a nap!  How awesome is that?!


Now – the kit came with lots of pretties that you could use to adorn your calendar pages.  I didn’t really want to use too many on my pages because I was afraid it would make them too thick.  Plus, I was really find with a simple look with this!  It’s functional.


You’ll notice that I kept the same basic look for each page.  I find that a project is more aesthetically pleasing if I keep a basic theme and variations approach.  Mostly it stays the same with just a few changes.


Part of my recipe included the terrific Perpetual Birthday Calendar stamp set that coordinates so perfectly with the kit.  The great part about this stamp set is that you can use it for anything!  I just used it to create valentines with my daughter’s class a few weeks ago!  Very versatile!


Now that the project is finished….the hard part begins – adding all the birthdays and special dates to remember!  Winking smile

Stamps:  Perpetual Birthday Calendar

Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Blushing Bride, Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Melon Mambo, Real Red

Accessories:  Perpetual Birthday Calendar Project Kit

Monday, February 23, 2015

Painted Petals and Artisan kit


I made this card using the Painted Petals stamp set and the Artisan Embellishment kit.  Overall it is pretty basic, but I did use a few techniques. 

I masked the sentiment image so that the stem of the flower would not go into the sentiment.

I used sponge daubers to sponge Rose Red flowers onto my Pool Party strip of paper – you can use the laser cut image over and over if you sponge through it.


Finally- it is very light, but I colored the pearls with Soft Sky Blendabilities to match.  It is so easy and has such a pretty look!

Stamps:  Painted Petals

Ink:  Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Sky Blendabilities

Paper:  Baked Brown Sugar, Pool Party, Whisper White

Accessories:  Artisan Embellishment kit, sponge daubers

Friday, February 20, 2015

Hello Life Décor Kit


Even as a demonstrator I just love all of the kits that are offered in the Occasions catalogue!  Maybe it’s just the busy mom part of me, maybe it’s the fact that I can make something cute with just a little work and all the supplies are ready for you.  I don’t know whatever it is, I’m hooked!

I actually started on this kit probably before Christmas….and then I got busy…and it got buried.   Needless to say, since our land here is buried in a good foot of snow, I thought it was a perfect time to just go on and dig this project out and finish it.  Well, almost….I still need to print a few current pictures out so I have picture of us in the frames!


These are the frames where our pictures will go – we only need 3.  Sad that I don’t have any printed from the last 2 years, huh!?  I’ve been a little behind on my scrapbooking I believe! 


So…the other great thing about using kits is that you can take the ideas given and customize them to fit your needs.  I decided this might look good in our kitchen.  Our kitchen is yellow with a birdhouse theme.  While this is not a birdhouse them or the same color of yellow, I thought it would fit well!  I used the aquamarine chalk ink to stamp all of my images.  One of the birdhouses in the border is the same shade of aquamarine, so I thought that was a pretty good color to use. 

TIP:  When using the chalk ink on the chalkboard paper purchase the re-inker to go with it!  Go on and add ink immediately to the aquamarine pad – lots of it!  For whatever reason, the aquamarine ink color doesn’t really show up on the chalkboard paper at first.   Adding clear embossing powder and embossing it just makes it worse!  (Ask me how I know!)  Make the pad as juicy as possible and slather the ink on like crazy and then stamp.  It will eventually stand out from the chalkboard paper! 

Also, when you have stamped your image you can set it out to dry or you can set the image much more quickly with your heat tool. 

Hope you enjoyed the tips and the projects!  I’m pretty pleased with the project overall.  If I wanted to change something, I would likely change the pom pom material.  Mine just weren’t as pretty as the picture!  Winking smile

I’ll pull out another project to show you soon!

Stamps:  Hello Life

Ink:  Memento Black, Aquamarine chalk ink

Accessories:  Hello Life Project Kit (I only added adhesives – Tombow glue and Sticky Strips)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Big Day birthday card


I made this for a sketch challenge this week.  I tried stamping the main image with the aquamarine chalk ink on the black chalkboard paper.  I am going to have to keep working on this chalkboard technique! 

I colored the birthday cake image with Bermuda Bay and Calypso Coral Blendabilities.  I accented the shadow with Smoky Slate and the candle with Daffodil Delight.  When I was finished, I accented the images with Dazzling Diamonds. 

Stamps:  Big Day

Ink:  Aquamarine Chalk Ink, Memento, Blendabilities

Paper:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Chalkboard Paper, Maritime DSP

Accessories:  Dazzling Diamonds

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Lotus Blossom


I took the dimensions for this card from Aly Schilling at Project Downloads on Demand.  I just adored this card and its simplicity.  Really, I adore the stamp set for this same reason!

This is a Sale-a-bration stamp set, so it is an exclusive stamp set you can only get when you spend $50 at Stampin’ Up.   The stamp set is photopolymer and the lotus blossom image has 3 stamps.  Each stamp is numbered with an arrow to help you know which direction you’re stamping as well as which layer you are on. 

I start with the darkest color and work my way to the lightest color when I use this stamp.  I’ll see if I can find some more cards to show you later this week with this stamp set!

Stamps:  Lotus Blossom

Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride

Paper:  Whisper White, Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Stacked with Love DSP

Accessories:  Pennant Punch, Basic Pearls

Monday, February 16, 2015


Well….I haven’t fallen off the face of the Earth….I’m just a mom of two kiddos and I have to conquer much before I can play with my stamps and blogs!  Needless to say, I have made plenty in the past several months…I just haven’t shared it with you.  Not that you missed me!  Winking smile 

Here are the two valentines I created for my hubs for Valentine’s Day.


For this first card I used the Groovy Kind of Love stamp set and the heart punch.  Most of the placement was easy – just making the zebra striped heart have a 3-dimensional effect took 3 hearts – not two.  You stamp each of the 3 hearts and punch them out, fold each in half down the center of the heart and glue half of the heart to the next heart.  Once you have all 3 hearts glued together, then you can put it on the card.

Stamps:  Groovy Kind of Love

Ink:  Real Red, Memento Black

Paper:  Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Stacked with Love DSP

Accessories:  Heart Punch


And, of course, you always need a nice manly card for him!  I wish they had made additional sentiments for this little stamp set – I think it is a great stamp set for male birthdays, etc.

This card is pretty straight forward.  I did stamp the trees before embossing.  I colored the rest of the image directly with my Stampin’ Write markers. 

Stamps:  Wood You Be Mine?

Ink:  Memento Black, Real Red, Blushing Bride, Blush Blossom, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Smoky Slate, Basic Grey (markers)

Paper:  Crumb Cake, Whisper White

Accessories:  Woodgrain embossing folder, Texture Boutique, Burlap Ribbon