Friday, September 15, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 125: Wherever You Go...

I LOVE to travel.  I love seeing new things, meeting new people, learning about new cultures, etc, etc.  So this week's challenge is an interesting one...

It's all about TRAVEL this week!  So fun!  Now...technically the challenge is about modes of transportation.  But for me...traveling is all about you attitude.  And these challenges are suppose to be inspiration for you to get creative.  :-)  So...I did.  Hee.  See...when I travel I love to talk to locals of wherever I am... and some people think I ask them too many questions.  But truly...I'm so interested in how things "work" wherever I am...I just want to know it all!  I truly travel with my heart.  And leave a part of my heart there.  So...that was where I went with this challenge...

(Plus...I am a sunshine girl and much prefer being somewhere sunny and warm.)  

The sentiment on this card: "Wherever you go, GO with all your heart" is truly what I try to live by when I travel.  This world is a big amazing place and I love seeing it!  

ColorsPool Party, Flirty Flamingo, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo yardsticks
Stamps: Wherever You Go
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder, 1 1/2" Circle Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Rhinestones

What do you think?  HOW do you travel?  I can't wait to see what you do with this challenge! 

***TIP*** To get this two-toned image on the sunburst stamp, I first inked up with my lightest color--Daffodil Delight.  Then I just lightly tapped just the edges of the stamp into my next color ink--Calypso Coral.  Easy peasy.  :-) 

Head on over to the blog: TGIF CHALLENGES to play along!  I want to see what inspires YOU about traveling!!!! 

Thanks for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions! 


Monday, September 11, 2017

Sparkly Card Front Joy...

Hello!!!  I hope you are having a great day!  Have you seen the new Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog yet?!  It's a pretty fun one with lots of fun things to play with.  I'm in the middle of planning a Demonstrator I've been using lots of fun holiday products!  :-) 

Just have a quick card to share with you today.  It's basically just some die cut shapes (who else uses the Big Shot daily?!  I'm sure I'm not the only one!!) with one little stamp.  Super quick and easy to put together....but I think it still packs a fun "WOW" for the recipient. 

Colors: Soft Sky, Basic Black, Old Olive, Gold
Cardstock/Papers: Crumb Cake, Soft Sky, Merry Music & Merry Little Christmas Designer Paper, Gold Foil, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Cheers to the Years
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Lots of Labels Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder
Accessories: Linen Thread, Metallics Sequins Assortment

What you may not be able to see super well are the shimmery trees.  Oh man...they are all sparkly in real life...

It's so fun!  And that gold just stunning!  :-)

Hope you enjoy this card!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Are you ready for the seasons to change?  Honestly...I wish summer would stay forever.  Haha.  Let me know if you have any questions!


Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Deck The Halls With Carols of Christmas ...

The holiday catalog is here!  Have you seen it yet?!?!

If you have ordered from me in the past year, you should have received one of these in the mail by now.  Please let me know if you haven't!!!  If you need a copy and haven't ordered from me...just let me know and I can get you a copy!!!

Today I am sharing a project that was made with the bundle that was released last month...Carols of Christmas.  I have to admit, not a single part of me is ready for winter to come.  However....this bundle does make my heart happy.  It's a fun one to play with--a cool stamp set with so many fun images and a coordinating Thinlits set.  💕 

Colors: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock/Papers: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Linen Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Rhinestones, Cherry Cobbler 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon
This card was actually one of the cards you were able to make if you participated in my "Bundled To Go" class.  I have to admit...I love this card!!!

Hope you enjoy it also!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!  Please let me know if you have any questions! 


Friday, September 1, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 123: Crate of Chocolate ...

Who is ready for another fun challenge??!?!  SO HOPE you will play along this week!  It is COLOR CHALLENGE TIME!!!! ...

I always love color challenges because color is always the first thing I decide on for a project.  So first step DONE right from the get go!  :-)  

Here is my challenge project!!!! ...

I was in the mood for a fun little treat that I could pass out.  This was such a quick and easy project!!!

ColorsSoft Sky, Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso
Cardstock/PapersSoft Sky, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Stamps: Wood Words, Hardwood
Tools: Big Shot, Wood Crate Framelits, Classic Label Punch, Scalloped Tag Topper
Accessories: Peekaboo Peach Baker's Twine, 3"x6" Gusseted Cello Bags

First I just stamped the Hardwood Stamp onto Early Espresso cardstock.  Then cut out two of the box shaped framelits, adhered them together, added some chocolate to the 3" x 6" Gusseted Cello Bag, then made my tag.  Easy, breezy!!!

Yet who wouldn't feel all cheery to get such a fun and sweet gift?!  :-)  Here's a view from the backside...

(cause who doesn't love the view of a good backside?! Hee.)

I hope you enjoy!  I can't wait to see what you make!  Head on over to the CHALLENGE BLOG to play along this week!!!!  

Thanks for visiting!  Please let me know if you have any questions!!!


Wednesday, August 30, 2017

August Paper Pumpkin Bonus Card ...

Wowsers!  End of summer/beginning of school has about done me in!  Sorry for my absence!!!  So. Busy!!!  But...although I'm super sad summer is over and kids are back in school...let's here it for routine!  I will be back to regularly posting fun projects!  YAY!!!!

Today I'm sharing PAPER PUMPKIN stuff!!!  This is one of my FAVE things that Stampin' Up! does.  It's a crafting kit that comes to your door each month full of surprises!  You get ALL the supplies needed to make that month's project...including an exclusive stamp set EVERY month & ink! 

This month's kit was FABULOUS!  It came with all the supplies to make 8 cards/envelopes with a gift box to put them all in!  LOVE the kit, the stamp set, the it all!!!  Check out this short video to see how cool it is!

Along with the Paper Pumpkin kit that you receive each month...I also mail out a bonus card if you are a subscriber through me.  I make this card using just the stamp set from the kit along with other Stampin' Up! supplies from the current catalogs.  This shows you that even after your kit is completed--you have a stamp set that you can use forever!!  Here's the card I sent this month...

Colors: Bermuda Bay, Flirty Flamingo, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
Cardstock/Papers: Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Stamps: August '17 Paper Pumpkin Giftable Greetings Stamp Set
Tools:Ticket Tear Border Punch, 1/2" Circle Punch
Accessories: Black Baker's Twine, Rhinestones

So fun, right?!  Kinda love it!  Clean and simple and bright and cheery!  :-)

I have a fun BONUS for you!  Stampin' Up! is offering 1/2 off your first month for first time subscribers!  So let me know if you want to take advantage of that offer!  It's a fun way to cheer up your month!  :-)

Thanks for visiting!  Let me know if you have any questions! 


Friday, August 18, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 121: Girly Hello!

Well I LOVE this challenge this week!  (Do I say that every week?!  Ooops....I just really think they are so much fun!!!)  But check this one out...

A GIRLY challenge?!  Well how fun and FABULOUS is that?!   Fun fact about me...I grew up with all brothers...just 3 boys and me.  Well fast forward to when I get married and we have kids...we have three girls!  Haha.  So I grew up not so much a lover of girly things.'m all "girlied" in and I love it!  :-)

I mean seriously...just look how cute my kids are.  :-)

They are a blast.  But back to the kinda morphed from what I originally thought about doing.  But I LOVE pink, so of course it had to be all about the pink for me!  :-) 

Colors: Pool Party, Melon Mambo, Powder Pink, Basic Black
Cardstock/PapersPool Party, Watercolor Paper, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Pop of Paradis
Tools: 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Big Shot, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Fluttering Embossing Folder, Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Accessories: Black Metallic Thread, Delicate White Doily, Rhinestones, Pick a Pattern Washi Tape, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Powder Pink Shimmer Ribbon

I don't really like how this card photographed.  But...suffice it to say that this card is glittery, pink-y, and a little delicate to boot.

I wanted a big blurt of glitter, so that's what I did--just blurted glitter out of my Wink of Stella Glitter Brush and swooshed it around.  That part is what I don't like with the photography of this card. But it's so sparkly in real life.   :-) 

I hope you enjoy this card!  And I REALLY hope you participate!!!  Check out the TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG and play along!!!! 

Thanks so much for visiting me!


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Clearance Rack Updated ...

RUN...don't walk...over to my website and snag yourself some amazing deals!  Stampin' Up! just updated their clearance rack!  Punches, Designer Papers, Ribbons, Sequins, Washi Tape, Embellishments, etc....FABULOUS deals!!!!
Here are a few things available as I published this.  Things do sell out, so can't promise that anything will be there long!  But just so you can see a sampling of the amazing deals...


Let me know if you have any questions or need any help placing an order!  Don't miss out!!!