Friday, March 31, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 101: Cool Treats Day!

If you are looking for a fun challenge...well you have come to the right place!  This week's challenge is FUN!!!!  We, as Designers, could make anything we wanted!  And then your challenge is...YOU pick one of the designer projects and CASE it!!!  So use one of the projects as inspiration...and make something with it!  Whether it's the same layout, colors,'s March Madness for sure!!!!  Love it!

So...want to see what I created?!  Well...since TODAY is the LAST DAY on 2 fun items...I wanted to combine them for this project...

ColorsWhisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Peekaboo Peach, Pear Pizzazz, Soft Suede
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
StampsCool Treats
Tools: Big Shot, Frozen Treats Framelits, Elegant Dots Embossing Folder, 1 3/4" Circle Punch
Accessories: Linen Thread, Sprinkles Embellishments
What do you think of this fun card?  Does it put you in the mood for summer!?  It sure does me!  But...the reason I used it as my March Madness inspiration is because it's the LAST DAY of Sale-A-Bration....FREE item with every $50 in merchandise ordered!  And this Tasty Treats paper is one of the FREE items you can pick!!!!'s the LAST DAY to take advantage of my Cool Treats Bundled To Go Class that I talked about in THIS POST.

Check out some details on this card...

That ice cream.  So many fun things.  The cone!!!! (Cut from the Framelits that cut it AND embossed it!!!) The swirly ice cream shape!!!!!  And those Sprinkles Embellishments.  SWOON!!!!  You may be asking yourself "how do I adhere these tiny embellishments onto the ice cream?!"  Well...occasionally I do have a moment of simple brilliance as I'm crafting.  Hee hee.  This is one of those times.  ***BONUS TIP!!*** All I did was put a glue dot onto my ice cream cone & then dipped the glue dot into the embellishment container.  Press a little, and VOILA!  When you pick it up...those cute embellishments are stuck on that ice cream!  SO CUTE!!!!

And let's talk paper.  This is a Specialty pack.  Which means there is something unique about some of the papers.  This is one of those paper.  EVERY cool treat on this page of Designer Series Paper is GLOSSY!  It. Is. Stunning! in real life!  I tried to capture it...

You just need to get this paper and see for yourself!  :-) it's time for you to head on over to the TGIF Challenge blog and play along!!!  Such a fun week!  Also...let me know if you need to place any last minute Sale-A-Bration orders or if you want to participate in my Cool Treats Class!!!!  Shop 24/7 on my WEBSITE!!!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Balloon Adventure Memories...

Have you fallen in love with the Balloon Adventures bundle yet?!  From birthday cards, to gift wrapping, to banners/decor, favors, and much you can do with this bundle.  Today I wanted to share a quick but fun scrapbook page you could make.  This is 8 1/2" x 11" size...

Just a couple strips of paper/cardstock and a few embellishments...and you have this fun memory page!  This was on my baby girl's 3rd birthday...she is growing so fast!  (Any parents out there figure out how to slow time down?!)
ColorsWhisper White, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Night of Navy
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Real Red, Crushed Curry, Pool Party, Night of Navy, Regals Designer Series Paper Stack, Party Animal Designer Series Paper
StampsBalloon Adventures
Tools: Balloon Bouquet Punch, Big Shot, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits
Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, Pool Party Ribbon

Hope you enjoy this project! Please let me know if you have any questions!  Just a few days left of let me know if you need to place any orders!

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, March 24, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 100!!! Lifting Me Up...

Can you believe we are at the 100 TGIF Challenge?!?!?!?  WOWSERS!  Time flies when you are having fun!  This week is a special week is a DESIGNER spotlight!  But not just any designer... the designer we are spotlighting this week is an amazing one.  She's actually the FOUNDER of these challenges, and she's definitely deserving of a celebration!  So let's do her proud this week!  :-) It's an easy challenge also...I could just totally copy all her projects.  She makes such fun things!  But for this week's challenge, I took the basic layout of this card... fun is this card?!  I love it!  The white space, how she layered the focal point, the fun pieces she uses but still keeps it clean and bright.  So with that in mind, here is my take...

This is such a fun card layout that I am sure I will use over and over.

Colors: Whisper White, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Carried Away Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Lift Me Up
ToolsBig Shot, Up & Away Thinlits, Triple Banner Punch
Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Sprinkles Embellishments

And can I just say...I LOVE THIS BUNDLE!  It's the "Lift Me Up" bundle that comes with the stamp set and coordinating Thinlits.  Side note on the paper strip I is from the Carried Away Designer Series Paper.  This paper coordinates BEAUTIFULLY with this bundle, because a lot of the patterns have hot air balloons on it.  But it is only available until March 31st and you can't buy it!  You can only earn it with Sale-A-Bration FREE!  So....get those final orders placed so you don't miss out!  Drop me an email: or shop 24/7 on my website:

Here is another pics of the details...

Now it's your turn!  Head on over to the CHALLENGE BLOG to play along!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!

How about a BLOG ROLL to check out all the other designers fabulous work!!! I still pinch myself and wonder if I really am lucky enough to be a part of this fabulous team!

Carolynn Sander 

Marisa Gunn

Rochelle Blok

Elizabeth Price

Sue Plote

Holly Stene

Breelin Renwick

Ashley Van Camp

Andrea Tracy-Tucker

Jeanna Bohanon

Melissa Stout

Cathy Caines

Chloe Evans  

Thursday, March 23, 2017

*ANNOUNCING*...Cool Treats Bundled To Go Class...

Are you ready for some fun?!  Well...I hope so!  Because I have a "COOL TREAT" to announce!  :-)  Who LOVES the Cool Treat bundle?!  Who wants to make some fun projects using this bundle?  Everyone...right?!  :-) today...ANNOUNCING...

How fun is this?! :-) So just simply head to my website: and place the class order.  ENTER THE HOSTESS CODE when you place your order: 2XRN6JS2.  Make sure that you don't forget to add your FREE Sale-A-Bration item to your order!  And that's it!  After you place your order, I will send you out all the supplies to make these projects!!!  You will also receive full color instructions via email.  You have until March 31st to place your order and participate.  *Only available for United States.
***Feel free to send me an email if you would like to order this class but are unable to order it online:***

***Class Notes:  if you already have any of the items in the class order list--please feel free to substitute anything else for the same dollar amount (or more).  You are welcome to add on to your order as well!  If you need to add any of the additional items needed that aren't a part of the class order--feel free to add those!

Let me know if you have any questions on this!  This is going to be such a fun class!  Can't wait to share how fun the Cool Treats bundle is with you!

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Alternative...Happy Spring!!!

Let's talk Stampin' Up!'s monthly subscription box...Paper Pumpkin!  Are you a Paper Pumpkin subscriber?!  If you aren' should be!  :-)  A fun box coming to your door once a month with all the supplies to make some fun projects?!  What's more fun than that?!  :-) 

This month's kit was a little bunny bags & cards...

How cute is this?!  The kit came with enough supplies to make NINE bags and NINE cards!  Wowsers!  BUUUUUUUUUT.....after the kit is all still have a stamp set to use!  So I always send a card to those that subscribe through me using the stamp set.  Here is the card I made this month...

Colors: Whisper White, Pool Party, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White
Stamps: Bunny Buddies (Paper Pumpkin Kit March 2017)
ToolsBig Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Linen Thread, Delicate White Doilies, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush

So fun, right?!  You can't tell in this photo, but look how cute these ears are with glitter...

Love it!  So...want to subscribe?  Well...make sure you do so by April 10th!  Because guess what's cool?!  Stampin' Up!'s CEO has designed the next kit that will be sent out in April!!!! a bonus...she's sending a FREE GIFT along with your kit!  So get signed up if you aren't!  :-)  You can even buy a pre-paid 3 month subscription before March 31st on sale AND earn a Sale-A-Bration item!!   Just drop me an email and I will help you get signed up for either a month to month subscription or a pre-paid one!

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Fun With Sale-A-Bration...

I have a few projects to share with you tonight.  Wanted to share a couple things I have made with some of the fun Sale-A-Bration exclusive items... the Tasty Treats & Reverse Words stamp sets along with some of the Carried Away Designer Series Paper & the Sparkle Embossing Folder (which, as of today, is FREE until March 31st with a qualifying order)...

Don't worry...I have some close-up photos for you.  :-) 

Colors: Watermelon Wonder, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral
Cardstock/Papers: Watermelon Wonder, Watercolor Paper, Carried Away Designer Series Paper, Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Tasty Treats
ToolsBig Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Whisper White Baker's Twine

I LOVE this truck!  It's so much fun!  I used watercolor wonder pencils to color that sweet truck in....and then just added a few layers with some Designer Paper and sequins.

I love this next project...

Colors: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers: Bermuda Bay, So Saffron, Whisper White Carried Away Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Tasty Treats
ToolsBig Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder
Accessories: Gold Thread, Gold Binder Clips, Calypso Coral Baker's Twine, Delicate White Doilies

Fun little treat bag with a tag on front.  I saw a card like this online and decided to turn it into a treat bag.  Thought it was fun to use the trucks like this...a quick and easy way. 

I even embossed the treat bag...with one of the Embossing folders you can earn FREE until March 31st!  Seriously one of my most used and favorite embossing folders EVER...

And the last project...

Colors: Whisper White, Sweet Sugarplum, Bermuda Bay
Cardstock/Papers: Whisper White, Whisper White Thick, Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party, Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper
Stamps: Reverse Words, Designer Tee
Tools: Triple Banner Punch, Stapler, Confetti Stars Punch

Super quick and simple card using the Reverse Words stamp set.  I know the Glimmer Paper I used here is now sold out, but you can easily replace with the Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper. 

***QUICK TIP*** on adhering the stars easily.  Punch out some stars from Glimmer Paper with Confetti Stars punch.  Add very LIGHT drops of the liquid Tombow glue where you want the stars.  Pick up a star and drop into the glue (so you don't touch the glue and get sticky fingers!).  Then just press the star down with the tip of your scissors.  Easy, Peasy and mess free!!

Hope you enjoy these projects!  I had a ton of fun making them!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!  And let me know how I can help you get the supplies you need for your projects!  Don't miss out on the Sale-A-Bration fun!

Final Sale-A-Bration Days!!! NEW RELEASE!!

Guess what?!  We are on the final countdown of Sale-A-Bration (it is all over March 31st) and Stampin' Up! has just released MORE items you can receive for FREE!!! (with a qualifying order!)  These are select items from the Annual and Occasions Catalogs!  WHOOOO!!!  Check it out...

Here is the chart up close...look at all these fun items you can choose for FREE with a $50 order!!!

1473612016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” X 11” Cardstock 
147365Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
147356Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

You can ALSO still pick your FREE ITEMS from the available items in these 2 brochures (items are only available while supplies the time I posted this--the Card Tin and Glimmer Paper are sold out) ... just click on the brochure to see them...

SUCH a fun time of the Stampin' Up! year!  Let me know if you have any questions or need help ordering anything.  

Order on my website: any time or feel free to drop me an email!


Monday, March 20, 2017

Trio Balloon Adventure...

Just a quick card tonight--using the Balloon Adventures stamp set again!  Love this set!  Check out this fun trio of balloons...

This is a fun quick and cute card to make.  Just a couple ink colors, a little stamping, and then some layering!
ColorsCrumb Cake, Watermelon Wonder, Cucumber Crush, Very Vanilla
Cardstock/PapersCrumb cake, Very Vanilla, Cucumber Crush, Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper
StampsBalloon Adventures, Timeless Textures
ToolsBig Shot, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits, 
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Affectionately Yours Washi Tape

Hope you enjoy!  Let me know if you have any questions!

Friday, March 17, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 99 Foxy Hello...

It's Challenge Day!  I love these challenges.  This week is a theme challenge...

Make anything that inspires you from this!  Anything for baby, or even the colors, or whatever!  Head on over to the challenge blog and play along!  TGIF Challenge 99

But first...check out what I created with the theme...

ColorsSmoky Slate, Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Silver, Whisper White
Cardstock/PapersSmoky Slate, Whisper White, Silver Glimmer Paper, Fabulous Foil Designer Acetate, A Little Foxy Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Foxy Friends
ToolsBig Shot, Layering Circles Thinlits, Fox Builder Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories: Silver Sequin Trim, Whisper White Embossing Powder

I finally used this fun "Foxy Friends" bundle!  Such a fun set of products...stamp set, coordinating punch, and even a coordinating paper stack!  Love it!  Will definitely be playing more with these fun products!

I mean really...look at that fox!  Here I just stamped him on a circle cut from the Layering Circles Framelits.  Then stamped an extra fox head and punched it out with the Fox Builder Punch and layered it on the body.  

I love embossing with White on Black cardstock for greetings.  So much fun!  And check this out.  I received some cards from my upline this week and really loved the layout of this one card.  Well...I couldn't wait to CASE (copy and share everything) the card, so I took the opportunity for this challenge!  Here is this card next to the card I CASE'd!  

Don't always feel like you have to "re-create the wheel" when you are crafting.  I love to see new takes on things already out there.  

Hope you enjoy this card!  Head on over to the challenge blog and participate! Please let me know if you have any questions or need to order any Stampin' Up! supplies!  

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Lucky Decor...

Tomorrow is St. Patrick's Day!  I always love a fun theme.  :-) Just wanted to share a quick and easy home decor piece you could make for the day!  It's using the Sale-A-Bration Glimmer Paper!  This. Is. Beautiful. Paper!  So much shimmer!  The Mint Macaron is the one I used here...

So fun, right?!  I used the Sweet & Sassy framelit dies to cut out 3 hearts.  Then I used 2 of the Oval Framelits layered together to cut out an oval frame and just snipped a part off for the stem.  Then just adhere it to a 4x4 canvas.  Fun little piece for your mantle or wherever you like to decorate!

Side note...have you noticed the "Labeler Alphabet" in the Annual Catalog?  It is such a fun one!  That is how I stamped the "lucky" sentiment.  Love it!

So what do you think? Quick and easy home fave thing to do!

Thanks for visiting!  Let me know if you have any other questions!  Earn this glimmer paper FREE (with qualifying order) before the end of this month and it's gone!

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Sending Sunshine & Hugs...

Quick post tonight to share a card I made for a dear friend the other day...

ColorsDaffodil Delight, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Cardstock/PapersDaffodil Delight, Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper
StampsSunshine Sayings
ToolsBig Shot, Sunshine Wishes Thinlits, Stapler
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Daffodil Delight Baker's Twine

This is a fun and easy card to make using the FABULOUS "Inside the Lines" Designer Series Paper.  Have you noticed this paper yet?  It's one of the FREE options you can pick during Sale-A-Bration... with a qualifying order...until March 31st!  I LOVE IT!  Detailed coloring pages are all the rage these days so you can do so many fun things.  Or just use the beautiful patterns without I did here.  

I combined it with the Sunshine Sayings Bundle....LOVE this bundle!  Sale-A-Bration would be a great time to add it to your collection!

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

Monday, March 13, 2017

Lift Me Up Notes...March Club Project...

I'm kinda in love with the "Lift Me Up" bundle...I mean cute is it?!  And the best can get coordinating paper FOR FREE through the end of this month! (with a qualifying order) much fun!  We used both of these items (the bundle and paper) at our club night this month.  Check out this DARLING notebook we made...

ColorsWatermelon Wonder, Night of Navy, Mint Macaron, Peekaboo Peach, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Cardstock/PapersNight of Navy, Mint Macaron, Watermelon Wonder, Peekaboo Peach, Smoky Slate, Carried Away Designer Series Paper, Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper
StampsLift Me Up
ToolsBig Shot, Lots of Labels, Up & Away & Stitched Shapes Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Folder, Classic Label Punch
Accessories: Metallic Ribbon (Gold), Whisper White Baker's Twine

So fun, right?  Here are some more pictures...

I always need notebooks around, and it makes it so much more fun when it's cute!  Hope you enjoy! You should make one and then share it with me!  Let me know if you have any questions ...  

Friday, March 10, 2017

Balloon Adventure Love...March Club Card...

Have you seen the past projects I've shared with the Party Animal Suite?  It's such a fun suite of products (stamps, thinlits, embellishments, ribbon, paper, washi) ... I have and will continue to use this a lot!  We used it at club this month even...and I just have to show how much fun the Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits are.  So here we go...

The card front is pretty cute, and I love that Party Animal paper and those cute embellishments...

But check it out inside...

How fun is that balloon Pop-Up part?!?!  And that Washi--on the bottom?!?!?  Love!

ColorsPacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Emerald Envy, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Cardstock/PapersPacific Point, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Whisper White
StampsBalloon Adventures
ToolsBig Shot, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits
Accessories: Emerald Envy 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon, Party Animal Washi Tape, Party Animal Embellishments, Linen Thread

This die is also fun to just make a card front with like I already shared in THIS POST.  Check it out to see!

The thinlit cuts out the whole pop-up and scores it makes it super easy to do!  There are also those fun balloon die cut pieces.  Which add such a fun WOW! to the balloon...

What do you think?  Do you know someone that would love to get this card?!  I know I do!  :-)

Let me know if you have any questions!  Also...just a few more weeks of Sale-A-Bration (FREE items with every $50 in merchandise ordered) so let me know if you need to order anything!

Hello Ladybug for Inspirational TGIF Challenge #469!!

Just a fun quick post today to share this weeks fun TGIF Challenge!  Are you going to play along?  I hope so!  First - I want to share the c...