Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Stampin' Up! November 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit

I'm in love with this month's Paper Pumpkin Kit. Perfect for making my holiday cards. Once I've completed the projects, I can use my own stash to create more Christmas cards as needed. Check out the videos below to see what is in the kit.

Thanks for stopping by and if you are interested in subscribing and receiving a Paper Pumpkin kit, click here!

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Monday, November 23, 2015

Stampin Up! Online Extravaganza!!!

To view the list of products on sale, Click here!!!

Stampin Up! is having a sale to beat all sales. The sale is from November 23rd to November 30th. The first 24 hours of the Extravaganza will be a Flash Sale. Review the list to view what is on sale. Designer Series Papers are buy 3 get one free. Also check out the products that are 20%, 30%, 40% and even 50% off (while supplies last) so shop early. 

Click here to shop!

Monday, November 16, 2015

Stampin Up! Product Retiring List 2015

Hi All,

As Stampin Up! prepares to the new year there are some products that will be retiring from the current Holiday Catalog.There are lots to choose from that are great for making your holiday cards, scrapbook pages or project life albums. So now is the time to stock up on these items before they are gone. All products will be available while supplies last or until January 4, 2016.

I've created a list with photos so you are able to view which products are on the list. This is an extensive list that you can view by watching the scrolling bar below or you can download the supply list that also is listed below. Ordering is super easy. Just click on the product in the scrolling bar and it will take you to my online store. For your convenience the downloadable supply list also has a link that will take you to my online store so ordering will be easy.

If you have any questions, just let me know and I will answer them all for you.

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Thanks so much for stopping by...


Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Assorted Flower Strip Cards

I had some 2 inch strips of paper that I wanted to use and not throw away. So I used them as an accent color for some quick cards. I cute the colored strip into 1 3/4 in strips and cut a white strip into 1 1/2 inch strips. I randomly stamped the flower stamp from the October Paper Pumpkin kit. I used coordinating inks to stamp the sentiment (except the yellow card). These are so easy to make up several cards to have on hand.

The supplies I used are listed below in the Supply List. If you want to purchase any of the supplies, please click on the items below and it will take you to my online store.

Thanks so much and stop back soon for more projects.

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Monday, October 26, 2015

Happy Haunting!

Here are a few cute and relatively easy note cards that I created using some scraps of cardstock and the Owl Builder Punch by Stampin' Up! These cards measure approximately 4 x 4. The sentiment is from September's Paper Pumpkin kit. 

Please scroll down below for a supply list of materials used. If you would like to purchase any of the items, just click on the links below that will take you to my online store.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Flower Shop Birthday Card

Here are a few cards that I created using the Flower Shower Stamp set by Stampin' Up! I also used the Tin of Cards Photopolymer stamps for the sentiment.  These are fun and easy to make. You can create lots of cards using the stamp set and change the flower design. The set comes with six different flowers for endless possibilities.

Each card is an A2 size card that measures 4 1/4 x 5 1/2.

Bermuda Bay

Cucumber Crush

Watermelon Wonder

Basic Black

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Stampin' Up! October 2015 Paper Pumpkin Kit Reveal

Here is the October Paper Pumpkin Kit. I think this is my favorite so far. This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of that, Stampin' Up! will donate money from the sale of the kits. For each current subscriber of the kit, SU will donate $1 and for new subscribers, SU will donate $2.

Watch the video and see what comes in this months kit.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Stampin' Up! - Save 15%

Happy Tuesday!!!

I wanted to reach out to you to let you know of the super deal that Stampin' Up has going on right now. For a limited time, all Stampin' Up! stamps are on sale for 15% off. There is no limit to the number of stamps you can purchase. There are no special codes to use.

When placing your order and your total reaches $150 or more, you can be your own Hostess and receive free products based on your total. Click on the link below to go to my store to make your purchases.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Stampin Up!

I am so excited to announce that I am now a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Many of you may have already heard of Stampin' Up!. If you haven't, let me be the first to tell you how great their products are. I have used products from several companies in the past. I've loved most, some were not so great but I can truly say without a shadow of a doubt that I absolutely love the products that Stampin' Up! has to offer.

I was actually a little shocked. Like I said, I have used products from several different companies in the past and I didn't think that this line would be any different. Boy was I wrong. Everything that I have used thus far has exceeded my expectations. The quality of the paper, inks, stamps, adhesives (that's a funny story by itself), and accessories are outstanding.

So please follow along with me as I take you on a journey with various projects that will include cards, albums, home decor and much, much more. If you like what you see, please feel free to go to my eStore where you can purchase the items I have used.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Christmas in July 2015 - Card 1

Welcome to July. The year is just is half done and the summer months are in full swing. So what better way to celebrate the summer than with "Christmas in July!" 

I want to get a head start on the holiday season by making my Christmas cards, decorations, and home decor. I also want to inspire anyone who would like to join me in this venture. If you are planning on selling your crafts for the holiday season, now is the time to get started creating your beautiful creations.

Here is the first card in my series of Christmas cards.I kept this card very simple and it is very easy to create and great to mass produce if you choose to do so.

Materials used.
Hammered card stock - Create & Craft
Mirrored card stock - Create & Craft
Christmas Wishes Die set - Tonic Studios
Bow - Ribbon & Bow Maker by Tattered Lace

Check back for more creations coming the month.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Hunkydory's Smudge & Mitten Card

Here are a couple of cards that I wanted to share with you. They are from a card kit from Hunkydory Crafts and this line is called Smudge and Mittens.

The picture doesn't do it justice. Actually in the first picture, it looks as if the image is printed on the cardstock but there are several layers to the image. The kit comes with tons of foiled toppers, decoupaged images (Smudge is decoupaged) and printed backing cardstock. You can't really call it paper because it is so thick. It almost as thick as the cover of some paper packs.

I hope you can see some of the dimension in the second picture. These are fast and easy cards to make however choosing what to make can be overwhelming with all of the designs to choose from. Both cards measure 7 x 7.

Please stop back for more cards and crafts.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spellbinders Sapphire & Tattered Lace High Heel Glam

Hi Everyone...
I just got the new Sapphire mini die cutting machine from Spellbinders. I purchased it from Joann's.  It is super cute and so easy to use.

This would be the perfect machine for a younger beginner crafter or anyone wanting a small machine. It's lightweight, probably weighs about a pound. The plates measure 2.5 x 6 inches and it comes with 4 plates; a base, cutting, embossing plate with an embossing folder.

Check out the video below. I show you how easy it is to use.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

More Happy Mail from Create & Craft

Look what I found in my mailbox yesterday. It is a card that I won from Dawn Wheeler on Create & Craft USA.

Unbeknownst to me, Jinger had just mentioned my name as someone who had previously won a card. I had missed that portion of the show. I sent an email and they laughed because they had just mentioned me. At the end of the show they chose my name from the "cup of chance" and I won this card.

Check out the video below.


Monday, June 1, 2015

Glam Heels...

Purple is one of my favorite colors and I love how this card came out. I need to build up my card inventory so I will add the sentiment when I need to later on.

I used one sheet of purple Topsy Turvy. It's a double sided paper with one side being lighter that the other side. The bow is the small Chantilly bow from Tattered Lace. The shoe is the Glam Heel also by Tattered Lace. They were cut with a pastel glitter paper. All of the products came from Create & Craft USA.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Birthday Card for a Friend

Well there is no happy mail today but I have been back in the craft room. This is a birthday card that I created for a very good friend. Purple is her favorite color as well as butterflies.

I used materials from Create & Craft USA. They had a great deal on specialty card stock. The designs as well as butterflies were created from dies by Sue Wilson of Creative Expression. I had so much fun making this card and it was super easy to create.

Check back for more cards...

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Happy Mail from Create and Craft

Well the happy mail just keeps rolling in. In this video, I emailed in to say hi and my email was read live on Create & Craft. I was lucky enough to win another card. 

This card is made by Dawn Wheeler. I love all of the fabulous cards she demonstrates on C&C. She is very talented and comes up with some very unique designs for cards. 

Check out the video below and see the demo card I received in the mail.                                


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Happy Mail from Create & Craft USA

I sent an email to Jinger Adams and guest Nikki Payne of Create and Craft USA. They read my email on air and I even won the beautiful card that Nikki made on the show. It looks so pretty in person.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Gorjuss Girls Tissue Box

I'm on a tissue box kick and it was a lot of fun creating this one. I used a decoupage card kit for the box. The backing paper is the card blank that I cut and the images are layered which gives it lots of dimension. I only used items that were in the card kit.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Happy Mail, Happy Mail

I attended the Crafting & Conversation with Stephanie Weightman Webinar that was sponsored by Create & Craft US on Friday.  The webinar was a fun-filled talk and behind the scenes information session.

Stephanie Weightman is the creator of Tattered Lace. Tattered Lace is a line of paper crafting products, more specifically wafer thin dies, embossing folders and even a magazine. The designs are fun, frilly and lacy. With each magazine you receive a free die set. The magazine is dedicated to helping you get the most of your dies. You can use your die as is or you can cut into your dies to create different shapes.

I got a great surprise in the mail. Those who attended the webinar received a free gift. It's a bow maker. In the kit I received the bow maker, white organza ribbon and complete instructions. Now anyone can make beautiful bows in minutes. Below is a picture of the free give and also three different bows that I created.

 Bow Maker

 Single Bow

 Double Bow

Itty Bitty Bow

Check back for a few projects that I will make with the new bow maker.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Birthday Card on Create & Craft

Just for the fun of it, I decided to write in to Create & Craft USA. And you can imagine my excitement when Nigel May read my email on the air and showed a card that I created. 

In case you are not familiar with it, Create & Craft USA is the U.S. version of the popular UK station. It is a new 24 hour crafting channel in the United States. The hosts are great and the crafting experts are fantastic. They have demos of the product and actually show the process from start to finish. You can also get lots of inspiration by viewing the samples that are made. 

This card was made using dies from Tonic Studios and Sue Wilson of Creative Expressions. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Birthday Card

I have a hard time creating masculine cards. I made this one for my son's birthday and I'm happy how it came out. This card measures 5 x 5 inches. Making the custom envelope was super easy too.

Materials Used:

Cardstock - Stamps of Life - Stephanie Barnard
Sentiment - Tattered Lace
Flower Sprig - Mariposa by Couture
Bronze Pearls
Envelope - We R Memory Keepers Punch Board

Monday, March 16, 2015

Congrats card

Here is one of the quickest cards I've ever made. You can make this card in about 5 minutes.total. This is an A2 card. Change the colors and the sentiments and you're ready to go.

Materials Used:

Recollections Cardstock - Cream, Teal
Frantic Stamper Die - Lable
Creative Expressions by Sue Wilson - Tag
Little B - Sentiment

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Thank You Card

I have become slightly obsessed with cutting dies. Although I have several die cutting machines, I am having fun discovering the many different dies that are out there. This card measures 6 x 8 inches and is one of the largest cards I have ever made.

I also used the Envelope Punch Board to create a coordinating envelope.

Materials Used:

Recollections Cardstock - White, Black, Purple
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder
Couture - Enchanted Escapes Corner Die
Little B - Sentiments Die

Check back soon for more cards...

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Slim Mariposa Birthday Card

I absolutely adore the new die set that I purchased called Mariposa. There are three different packs of dies that can be used alone or combined with one another to produce endless styles and designs.

This is the first card that I created to see how the dies would cut. I used my Cuttlebug and this particular set cut beautifully. However, some of the dies in the set are quite large. In fact, they are so large that it would be better to use this with the Grand Calibur by Spellbinders or one of the Big Shots by Sizzix. 

I am calling this my slim card. It measures 6 x 3 inches.

Single Cut

Single Cut w/ Layer

Materials Used:
Cardstock: Recollections
Dies: Couture

Stop by soon for more ideas.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy Birthday Card

This month is the first month that I joined the Stamps of Life Card Kit Club. And I must say that I love it. The kit is packed with just about everything you will need to make several cute cards. This month’s theme is “Happy”.

I made a few changes to the sample card idea that was included in the kit. I added an extra layer to the birthday card that I made.

Materials used:
Stamps of Life - January Card Kit
Stamps of Life - Birthday with Sizzix stamp set
ColorBox - Licorice ink

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Valentine Flip-it Card

Here is a cute Valentine's Day card I made. I just loved how this turned out. I recently started using Dies sets from Stephanie Barnard at Stamps of Life.  Everything coordinates and with each other which is a definite plus...

Materials used:
Recollections cardstock
Carta Bella - Words of Love Pattern Paper
Sizzix - Circle Flip-it Card Die
Stamps of Life - Ribbon Banner Die
Stamps of Life - minribbonbanner2stamp set
ColorBox - Licorice ink

Thanks for stopping by and check back for more cards.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Christmas Cards

I know Christmas has just passed but I really want to build up my collection of Christmas cards. I don't want to wait until the last minute to start making them. So, I will be posting Christmas cards that I have made.

Here are two quick and easy cards you can make in less that 10 minutes. The first card was created using the Christmas Kitsch cartridge by Anna Griffin.

This next card was created using the Holiday Cards #19. The cards in that collection a perfect for the beginner or non-crafter. It will cut out the base (this cuts out the image on the front of the card) and the backing piece. Fold in half and you are done. I will be posting more of these in the weeks to come.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Hello Kitty Valentine's Day Card

Here are a couple of cards made with the Hello Kitty Cricut cartridge. This was made using the "Print then Cut" feature in Design Space using the Cricut Explore. I was able to add text to the heart and printed everything before cutting it out with the Explore.

This card is a shaped card. I cut the card base out separately and added the image on top.

This card used a base and background papers from Recollections. The Hello Kitty image was designed and cut and them added to the card base.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Camera Card

I just have to tell you about my newest obsession. I absolutely love the stamps and dies from Stephanie Barnard of Stamps of Life.

Here is my first card from the camera2stamp stamp and die set. This will be just the first of many to come so check back to see what other creations I have come up with using her products.