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!!!


Monday, August 14, 2017

Delightful Daisy Meets Bundle of Love ...

Have something really fun to share today!  It is the club project we made this month, and I'm in love!  "Bundle of Love"... that is.  :-)  (Check out the Designer Paper I used to see why that's funny.  Hee.) I shared the club card we made this month in THIS POST.  Now you get to see the project...a fun desktop Post-It holder! ...

Colors: Basic Black, Gold, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky
Cardstock/PapersBasic Black, Melon Mambo, Lemon Lime Twist, Soft Sky, Bundle of Love Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Delightful Daisy, Blossom Builder Punch
Tools: Daisy Punch, Classic Label Punch, Simply Scored Board
Accessories: Gold Mini Sequin Trim, Gold Faceted Gems

How fun is this?!  :-)  Kinda great for this "Back to School" time of year.  And let me just get to my "Bundle of Love" comment above.  That's the name of the Designer Series Paper I used.  I have to admit...didn't even give this paper a second thought when I first saw it.  I'm not pregnant and just didn't feel like I "needed" baby paper.  Haha.  Well...I decided to order it because I saw gold on some papers, and OH! MY! WOW!!!  This paper is INSANE gorgeous!  EVERY paper has one side of a gold print pattern.  TOTAL *SWOON*!!!  Here's a picture of the paper...

And just side is either pink or blue and the other FULL SIDE IS GOLD!  And metallic-y wonderfully beautiful gold.  It's amazing.  Just wanted to share because I was surprised when I got it.  :-)

I think this black/gold/pink color combo is quite beautiful...

And this daisy....well I just love.  It's made with the Delightful Daisy bundle.  I posted a beautiful floral arrangement made with this punch and stamp set in THIS POST.  And just wanted to share how fun these flowers are on other projects. 

(The middle of the flower is punched with one of the flowers from the Blossom Builder punch...FYI.  The Lemon Lime Twist leaves are from the daisy punch!  I just punched out a daisy, cut apart the petals, and glued them together how I wanted them. :-) )

***One of the perks of joining my club is each month I email instruction sheets for both the card and the project we make that you can keep a file and always remember how we made the projects!  Would love to have you join my club!  Let me know if you have any questions!***

And just because I am in love...look at this Post-It Holder without the Post-It's so you can see that fabulous gold...

Thanks so much for visiting! Hope you enjoyed this project!


Thursday, August 10, 2017

August Club Project ... Seasonal Smiles

It's my club day!  Whooooo!  Want to see the card that we made for one of our projects this month?!  Well of course you do.  :-)  So here you go...

Colors: Smoky Slate, Berry Burst, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock/PapersWhisper White, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party
Stamps: Colorful Seasons
Tools: Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Seaside Embossing Folder
Accessories: Metallic Foil Doilies, Basic Black Baker's Twine

Can I just say that I LOVE this bundle?!  This is the "Colorful Seasons" bundle...comes with an amazing stamp set and thinlits.  Just look how fabulous...

And seriously....THAT ADIRONDACK chair is complete *SWOON* worthy.  Love, love, love!!!

Here are a few more shots of the card...

What do you think?!  And just FYI...I am always adding new people to my club!  Let me know if you want to grow your paper-crafting supplies, get FREE projects each month, AND get hostess benefits!!  You can come in person (I live in Utah) or participate on-line also! 

Thank you so much for visiting!!!  Let me know if you have any questions! 


Monday, August 7, 2017

*ANNOUNCING* Carols of Christmas Early Release!!! & a BONUS! ...

Guess what?!  I have fun news today!  Stampin' Up! has released a bundle from the upcoming Holiday Catalog EARLY!  How fun is that?!  And if you participate in this fun Early Release...I have a fun *BONUS* offer for you as well!!!

How fun is this?!  Who doesn't want a FREE card kit?!  :-) Just simply head to my website: and place the class order:

-Carols of Christmas Bundle (Clear-Mount or Wood-Mount stamp set & framelits)
-Night of Navy Ink Pad
-Early Espresso Ink Pad 

(***Class Notes: If you already own 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 add on and it ends up being over $ NOT use this hostess code.  Choose your own hostess benefits and I will still send you the card kit FOR FREE!!!

***MAKE SURE YOU ENTER THE HOSTESS CODE when you place your order: GR2EPH4A***

And that's it!  After you place your order, I will email you and confirm that I received it.  I will then send you out all the supplies to make the cards--FOUR cards & envelopes to be exact (2 each of 2 designs)!  You will also receive full color instructions via email.  

You have until August 25th to participate in this Bundled Class "To Go" Offer!  

***Feel free to send me an email if you would like to order this class but are unable to order it online:***

Check out the stamp set & framelits here:

Let me know if you have any questions!


Friday, August 4, 2017

TGIF Challenge - 119: Curry Pool Party Twist ...

Have you been following me for awhile?!  If probably know I love color.  Bright and fun, I just love it!  So it should be no surprise that a bright and fun color challenge is right up my alley!  Check out this fun color challenge this week...

Let's be real...anything with Lemon Lime Twist has my name on it. :-)  (Do you LOVE this color as much as me?!) I went with a somewhat subtle card with these colors.  It's quick and simple too.  Just some basic stamping and a few embellishments.  

ColorsCrushed Curry, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist
Cardstock/PapersPool Party, Whisper White
Stamps: Daisy Delight
Accessories: Linen Thread, Delicate White Doily, Rhinestones

What do you think?!  Can I just say...I love some "two-step" stamping. That is when you stamp your background image in the colors you want like this...

And then stamp a second time to add the detail...

For this card I used tone on tone for the subtle look...but you just as easily could do a fun black outline or another color to really make a bold statement.  

P.S...don't you just love the little touch a piece of doily can add to a project...

A package of these goes a long way because I rarely use a full one on a card.  Too much fun!

Hope you enjoy this project!  I would love to see you participate in this challenge yourself!  Can't wait to see what you make!!!  Head on over to the TGIF CHALLENGE BLOG and play along!!!  Let me know if you have any questions!  Thanks so much for visiting!!!


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...