Thursday, January 17, 2019

GDP172 - Valentine's Kangaroo


Hello! I'm going to have a quick post today but I wanted to share the card I made for this week's Global Design Project challenge. (My other valentine's decor project will be posted in a couple of days.....just need to edit photos). This week's challenge can be found HERE. It's a Case the Designer Challenge. I like these challenges to help get the creative juices flowing.

Here is the card to CASE.

I decided to make a valentin'es card with this challenge. Now I just need to hide the card so my hubby doesn't see it. I'm on top of my game by having a card ready for him already, haha!!

I used the Animal Outing bundle for this card. At first I wanted to use it so I could use the Wild About You sentiment but then I realized that I used that sentiment on the anniversary card I gave him back in October so I wanted to use a different saying. I still decided to go with the animals from the set though. Instead of stamping and coloring them, I went the quick route and die cut the kangaroo and leaves from the Animal Expedition DSP. I don't usually do that but it's fun to change it up once in a while and it's so easy. Definitely helps the card making process.


I also used the new Be Mine Stitched Framelits. I really got these dies for that open heart border die. It's soooo cute! I decided to keep some of the hearts stuck in the die because it looked cool. The larger heart die with the "love you" staying is also from the framelits.


After I layered everything on the All My Love DSP, I added some of the Heart Epoxy Droplets to the card. They give it a fun little touch!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful Thursday!

Sunday, January 13, 2019

All My Love Home Decor


Hello! I am back again with some new stuff to share. I actually made this well before Christmas when I got some of my pre-order items from convention. But I didn't want to share it until after Christmas when everyone was ready for some Valentine's decor. My inspiration for this came from something I designed back in August (wow, I didn't realize it was that long ago when I made that). You can find it HERE. I used the same words, layout, etc but just changed it up with some new Valentine's DSP. I enjoy making these and it's fun to switch out the art on my frame wall in my living room. I will definitely have to start thinking of what to make for after Valentine's day. Should it be Easter or Spring themed or do one of each? What do you think?

For this Valentine's one I started with Lovely Lipstick card stock as the base. The DSP is from the All my Love pack. If you look closely, you can see that behind the large DSP piece I die cut some flowers from the Lovely Flowers Edgelits dies. It's actually the die that is the corner looking one (see pic below). I cut out 2 of them for each corner. I think it adds a fun little touch.


The rest of the wall art is done the same way as the previous one. I added some of the new All My Love ribbon from the combo pack and sequins (of course).



The frame that I put this is works so well for these kinds of wall art. (Here is the link to the frame at Michael's) However, it's impossible to get a good picture of while it's in the frame on my wall. But this homemade piece really sets off my gallery of frames on the wall. I can't wait to get started on my next one.


Have you made any wall art? What should my next one be?

Stay tuned, I'll have some more Valentine's decor coming your way....hopefully this week!

Have a great day!



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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Amazing Life Shimmer Card


Hello! I'm here today showing a new stamp set from the Occasions catalog called Amazing Life. I had a little bit of time last night to finally play with some new things. Between the holidays and a round of the stomach bug hitting our house, it's been a while since I've gotten crafty. This stomach bug has not been fun. My son is the only one who hasn't gotten it and fingers crossed, he makes it out ok! Anyway, I didn't have a whole lot of time to make something and I've kind of been in a craft funk. So this is not my best but it's gets the craft ball rolling. I need to get back into some kind of groove.

I received this set during convention. It's one I might not have purchased on my own but there are some pretty cute stamps in the set. I think I will use it more than I thought. The little cake is fun. I started by stamping it multiple times on Gorgeous Grape card stock. Then I stamped one more on Whisper White that I colored with Stampin' Blends and cut out.

On the Gorgeous Grape card stock, I sprayed it with a mix of rubbing alcohol and shimmer paint to make it super duper shimmery. I might have sprayed a little too much in some spots. But that's ok, who doesn't want extra shimmer for their birthday! :)


I stamped the sentiment on Whisper White card stock and colored "cake" with the Flirty Flamingo light and dark Stampin' Blends and the light Lovely Lipstick blend to give it an ombre look. (I used the same colors on the cake).

I finished the card with Black Shimmery ribbon, While Polka Dot tulle ribbon, Silver mini sequin trim and Glitter Enamel dots. Lots of extra shimmer and bling! :)

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great day!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Occasions and Sale-a-Bration 2019




Hello! Happy New Year! It's a wonderful time of year in the Stampin' Up! world. Today begins the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-bration catalog! This is a fabulous time to pick out some new things, stock up on items and get FREE stuff along the way!

You can shop the Occasions Catalog HERE.

And the Sale-a-bration Catalog HERE.

For those of you who don't know how it works, during Sale-a-bration (Jan 3 - March 31), for every $50 you spend you get to choose a free item from the Sale-a-bration catalog. These are items that are only available during this time. And this year there are some great items!

Also, another great promotion during this time is the Starter Kit promotion. Now is the best time ever to join Stampin' Up! If you've been on the fence, I encourage you to go for it during sale-a-bration!

There are 2 options available when joining:

OPTION 1: Select $175 in Stampin’ UP! catalog products in your new demonstrator Starter Kit, Pay only $99 + tax AND get free shipping on the kit!

OPTION 2: Select $175 in Stampin’ Up! catalog products in your new demonstrator Starter Kit, PLUS receive this fun Craft & Carry Tote, Pay only $129 + tax and get free shipping on the kit!


Is this not the most adorable tote?? It's huge and can carry a ton of your stamping supplies!

And here is a sampling of some of the fabulous products you can get in your Starter Kit.


Look at all of those goodies!! The best part is that you can customize it to what you'd like. And did I  mention you get $175 worth of product and a tote for $129 with FREE shipping!!! :)

Other fabulous perks of being a demo are:

Enjoy a discount on all of your Stampin’ UP! Shopping!

Enjoy Hostess benefits and Sale-a-Bration benefits just like customers!

See and order from the Stampin’ UP! catalogs Early!

Have I swayed you yet? :) Please feel free to ask me any questions before signing up. I'd be happy to help. I've been a demo for a little over 10 years and it's one of the best things I've done. I have an outlet for my craft energy and I've met some great people! So take the chance and join my team.

If there is anyone that would like a catalog and hasn't received one yet, please reach out and I will get one to you.

Have a great day!

Tuesday, December 18, 2018


Hello! I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted. I've had this card done for a while and this post has been sitting here with the pictures in it. I just haven't gotten around to writing the post. So I'm going to make this a quick post. But I wanted to share this holiday card before the holiday has come and gone!! I can't believe Christmas is almost here. I thought I was going to be on top of things this year but no here I am this last week running around like crazy finishing up my shopping. Then I need to find time to wrap. I guess I'll be holed up in the basement during the evenings while the kids are asleep wrapping gifts this week. Maybe while I'm down there I'll sneak in some crafting too. Hehehe! I have some fun new items from the Occasions catalog I want to play with.


Moving on. I used the Merry Christmas to All bundle with the Frosted Floral DSP. I love this paper. It's just so shimmery (which is hard to tell in these photos).  This is a bit of an unexpected color combo for me but I like it. I tried to do something different than I usually do. Colors used are: Merry Merlot, Tranquil Tide, and Mossy Meadow.


Some fun things to check out on the card are the swirls on the leaves. They are from one of the stamp sets in the bundle. Cute right!?

Sorry for the short post but I hope to be back soon. I'm not sure if it will be holiday related as I still have some gift cards to package and I want to make them cute and crafty or if it will be something from the new catalogs. It will be a surprise! :)

Have a wonderful day!

Monday, November 26, 2018

Buffalo Plaid Christmas Elves


Happy Monday! I hope everyone enjoyed the Thanksgiving holiday. Ours was good. We hosted a dinner on Thursday so we were busy beforehand cleaning cooking and decorating for Christmas! :) Our new tradition is to decorate for Christmas while we host Thanksgiving. While it's extra work to do while we are trying to prep and clean and it's so nice to have it done so after Thanksgiving we can rest. Plus most of our family doesn't come back to our house after thanksgiving so no one really gets to see our decorations. Oh and did I mention that once Thanksgiving is over we can REST! haha! that is the best part. So I used the few days off to go to a winery with some girlfriends, go to the mall and movies with the kids and then just watch football on Sunday.

I did squeeze in some craft time too. I used my two new favorites (Signs of Santa and Buffalo Plaid). Doesn't the red buffalo plaid go perfectly with those little elves?


This card came together fairly quickly. I spent the most time coloring the elves. (Especially because I had to color 1 of the elves twice since he didn't die cut evenly).  But after I colored and cut the elves, I stamped a stitched shape circle with one of the images from the set in Pool Party ink on Pool Party card stock. The buffalo plaid stamp was stamped in black ink on Real Red card stock.

The sentiment is from Cookie Cutter Christmas (which is on sale today for 10% off....QUICK, Hurry go grab this set!) I wanted a smaller sentiment and I didn't feel like using the ones in the Signs of Santa set and I thought this was perfect. After I added the sentiment, I added a few green enamel shapes.

Have I convinced you all to get these 2 stamp sets yet?? I sure hope so because they are just the best!

Have a wonderful day!

Friday, November 16, 2018

Colorful Seasons Snowflakes


Hello! Well yesterday's snow was a whole lot more than we were expecting!!! What started out as a storm what was only going to produce 1 - 3 inches of snow turned into about 7 or so!! That is way too much snow for me for early November! It sure looked pretty but was a nightmare for anyone on the road.

Well to start off the winter season early, haha!, I have some snowy, wintery cards to share. I actually made these a while ago but haven't gotten around to sharing now. But now seems like the perfect time!


To start these cards, using Night of Navy and Balmy Blue ink, I made a water color background on Shimmery card stock. I did use a tiny bit of blue Brusho as well for some of the darker areas. Once I was happy with the background, I die cut snowflakes (from the Seasonal Layers thinlits). Those snowflakes were used on the second card.


Behind the snowflake cut outs, I added Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper for more sparkle! I used the Merry Christmas to All bundle for the sentiment. Then added Gray Granite ribbon, Polka Dot tulle ribbon and Iridescent sequins. Isn't this so pretty?!


For the second card, I embossed the white card stock with the subtle embossing folder and layered that on to Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper. (the glimmer paper is sticking out from the edges in case you can't see it in the photos). The sentiment is from the Sincerely Santa stamp set and it was stamped in Night of Navy ink on Vellum. I layered this oval cut out onto Balmy Blue card stock that was cut with the Stitched Labels framelits.


After I glued everything together I added some white sequins from the Basic Adhesive-Backed sequins and a Silver Baker's twine bow.

So what do you think? Which one is your favorite??

Stay warm and have a great weekend!