Friday, March 30, 2018

TGIF Challenge 153...Anything Goes With Blooming Basket:

This week's challenge is SUPER fabulous, in my opinion!  It's an "Anything Goes" for us designers-- March Madness challenge!  Then as choose from any of the designers submissions to be inspired by!  How fun is that?!  Well, I think it's quite fun.  πŸ˜€

So...Sale-A-Bration is winding down.  😱😭 As in, we are in our LAST TWO DAYS!!!  So...I wanted to use the FABULOUS product bundle that is available with this years offerings.  Have you seen the Blooming Basket Bundle?!  Oh has this fabulous stamp set & coordinating fabulous embossing folder.  Love it!  😍  For the challenge this week, I decided to just use a quick layout and make a fun card using this bundle...

Colors: Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Old Olive
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Pink Pirouette

Stamps: Blooming Basket

Tools: Big Shot, Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing Folder
Accessories: Pink Pirouette, Old Olive, & Crumb Cake Blends (light & dark), Iridescent Sequin Assortment, Linen Thread

What do you think?!  This embossing folder is my complete FAVORITE.  It is one of the Dynamic folders, which means it's thicker and gives you a much deeper embossed image.  And is STUNNING!

Isn't it so fabulous?!?!  It really is so beautiful.  And this basket is just so much fun...

Gah!!  Love it!  Let me show you this week's challenge--and CLICK HERE to head to the blog to participate!!!--and then I want to show you the Blooming Basket Bundle products.  So challenge:

And here you can see the whole stamp set with the basket folder:

Are you swooning yet?!  πŸ˜€  And since you just have a couple days to get this bundle, I thought I would share a few BONUS projects using this bundle.  These are samples from a video that Stampin' Up! put out using the bundle:

I mean...seriously!!!  LOVE THESE SO MUCH!  πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– You can watch the whole video and see how they made these here...

Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know how I can help you get the supplies that you need for your papercrafting!!


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Sale-A-Bration Lavender...

You GUYS!!!  Sale-A-Bration is almost over!  NOOOOOOO!!!  I love this time of the Stampin' Up! year!  Make sure you have all that you need before these items are gone forever.  Today I want to share just some quick gift packaging you can make with the "Lots of Lavender" stamp set (FREE with a qualifying order!!!) and the Striped Treat Bags...

Colors: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Gold
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Stamps: Lots of Lavender, Thoughtful Banners
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits
Accessories: Pool Party 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon, Black Mini Sequin Trim, Basic Rhinestones, Gold Binder Clips, Pool Party Baker's Twine
Pretty much love this.  And this "Lots of Lavender" set is PERFECT.  Check it out...

You just stamp the detailed image and then "color in" everything with all the coordinating pieces.  It is so much fun and so easy!!!!

And look how beautiful...

I hope you enjoy!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know if I can help you get your last-chance orders in. 

Also...Sale-A-Bration is the perfect time to JOIN the Stampin' Up! family!!!  You get fun BONUSES in your Starter Kit as a fun gift from Stampin' Up!  Let me know if I can help you with that!  Would LOVE to have you on my team!!!


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Paper Craft Crew 286...May Flowers Sketchy Fun!

It's that time again!  Challenge time...and Paper Craft Crew has a super fun sketch this week!  And's a TWO WEEK challenge!  So you have two weeks to participate and play along.  Can't wait to see what you made!  Want to see what I made?!  I hope so!  πŸ˜€

Colors: Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst
Cardstock/Papers Pool Party, Whisper White, Berry Burst, Vellum, Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper

Stamps: Banners For You (greeting)

Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, May Flowers Framelits, Sparkle Embossing Powder, Sponge Brayer
Accessories: Delicate White Doilies, Lemon Lime Twist 1/4" Ombre Ribbon, Metallics Enamel Shapes

And check out the fun sketch...

Fun one, huh?!  I think there are just so many awesome cards to make with this sketch!

On to some details of this card...

I used the same technique with the Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper on this card that I used on THIS PROJECT.  I LOVE coloring the paper this way.  And look how beautiful it turns out...

Just makes my heart totally swoon!  😍😍😍  The colors I used here are Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party, and Bermuda Bay.  And this Springtime Foils paper!  πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’– It's only available through Sale-A-Bration...which ends March 31st.  Just a few days left to get it!!!

This flower is from the "May Flowers" Framelits.  I cut out the large detailed flower in Berry Burst cardstock, adhered it to Berry Burst cardstock, and then just cut around the flower.  Then colored on the inside with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush, so it's shimmery in real life.

I'm pretty excited about how this card turned out.  Hope you enjoy also!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Head on over to the Paper Craft Crew blog to play along!!


Sale-A-Bration is Almost Over!

I'm so sad that the BEST time of the Stampin' Up! year is almost over.  😭 BUUUTTTT..we still have a few more days! So don't miss out!  Just wanted to post a few videos to highlight a few of my favorites...

Don't forget about my FREE Class using this bundle!!!!  CLICK HERE to read about it! 

This Bundle has quickly become a fave!!!

There are so many fun Sale-A-Bration items also!!!  Let me know if you have any questions!


Monday, March 26, 2018

Springtime Foils Beauty...

Is it ok to admit that I absolutely LOVE a project I have made?!  Because if it is, I'm admitting it.  πŸ˜€Hee.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE this project.  I think it turned out totally beautiful!  And it all started with me wanting to make something for my Designers With Ink team that was coming to my house for the team event we had that I posted about HERE.  I love to spoil them whenever I can.  πŸ’–  So want to see what I made?!'s using the Sale-A-Bration item, "Springtime Foils" Specialty Designer Series Paper that you can get FREE only until March 31st!  (So hurry up if you don't have this yet!  πŸ˜€)

Colors: Gold, Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Basic Black, Springtime Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration FREE!)
Stamps: Petal Palette (greeting)
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Heat Tool, Sponge Brayer
Accessories: Love Mini Tinsel Trim (gold), Delicate White Doilies, Gold Library Clips, Gold Binder Clips, Whisper White Embossing Powder

Because really...just look at this!  I have to's SOOOOOOO beautiful in real life.  (But I kinda feel like I shouldn't be saying that.  Haha.)  What do you think?!

This paper that I used is actually white and metallics.  And I used it in two different places...the base of the tag and the flower.  This is how it looks when it gets to you...

It's absolutely stunning and I'm in love with it just like this.  But it's also so easy to add color!  Here I just used the FABULOUS Sponge Brayer to add color to the dotted paper...

(The colors are--starting at the top--Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, and then Melon Mambo.  I used the same brayer roller.  Just started with the lightest color and worked towards the darkest.)

Then for the flower paper, I just colored with the Blends markers with Pink Pirouette and Old Olive Blends markers.  And just cut out. There are lots of different flowers and leaves images to color so they all look a little different ...

And then it just all comes together like this...

It has those fun details so it may take a little bit of extra time to put it together.  But it's all easy & fun! Let me know if you have any more questions!  Thank you SO MUCH for visiting!!!


Saturday, March 24, 2018

Designers With Ink Fun...

Today was a great day!  It was team get-together day!  I LOVE my Designers With Ink!  It fills my heart every time we get to spend time together.  Today we had a fun shoebox swap.  This is where everyone brings a card and supplies for everyone to make, and you go around making everyone's cards.  It's a blast! 

Check out some of my cute team and the cards we made...


Aren't their cards adorable?!?  And aren't they the best?!  😁

Hope you enjoy!  If you have thought or wondered about joining the Stampin' Up! family...I would love to chat with you about it!  Sale-A-Bration is a great time join and I would love to have you on my team!  Let me know if I can help you!!! Thanks for visiting!!! 


Friday, March 23, 2018

Celebrate Myths & Magic...

Wow!  I can't believe I haven't shared all the details of my last big Stampin' Up! demonstrator event yet!  I thought I had and just realized that I hadn't.  (And if you are another demonstrator reading this...any demonstrator is invited.  You don't have to be apart of my team.  So let me know if you would like to hear about any upcoming events.) So I will get to that soon, but today I wanted to share one of the make & takes we made.  I used the Myths & Magic suite for my make and takes and just have to say...I. Love. This. Suite!!!!  It's truly magical.  I knew that I for sure wanted to highlight the Designer Series Paper in this suite because it is my favorite.  The second I saw it, I could not WAIT to get it in my hands.  And here is a quick & easy card that you can make using any of the patterns of the designer paper...

Colors: Pool Party, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Rich Razzleberry
Cardstock/Papers Pool Party, Rich Razzleberry, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist
Stamps: Magical Day
Tools: Big Shot, Celebrate You Thinlints, Claer Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
Accessories: Linen Thread, Metallics Enamel Shapes
How fun is this?!  And all of these patterns of paper have SPARKLY on them!  They. Are. So. Beautiful!!!!  Hopefully you can see a bit of sparkle in this picture better...

Ahhhhh!  I just love it!!!  And here is a better picture of all the cards...

What do you think?!  I hope you enjoy this card!  And make sure you grab that "Celebrate" framelit for FREE before the end of this month!  It is part of the Sale-A-Bration deal!  Let me know if you have any questions!  Stay tuned for more fun details about the last event I did! 


Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bubble Over Class To Go...

As we are winding down Sale-A-Bration...I have a fun little treat to share!!! 

One of my very favorite bundles in the Occasions Catalog is the "Bubble Over" Bundle.  Oh man!  Those bottles and accessories are SO STINKING CUTE!  And the fact that there is COORDINATING Designer Series Paper available FOR FREE during just can't beat that!!!  So...I wanted to do a fun "class to go" to highlight these items!!!! the class order by March 28th using the class hostess code...and I will send you supplies to make a fun card box and 3 cards FOR FREE!!!!  I will also email you full colored instructions to make the projects with ease!  You can make these projects on your time, whenever it's convenient! 

Check it out...

So how does it work?! 

Place the CLASS ORDER on my website using host code: UAFJQ9SM.  About a week after the closing date, I will send you the supplies & emailed tutorial to make this card set--3 cards & a box to hold them - FOR FREE!  Don't forget to choose your FREE Sale-A-Bration item with your order!!! 
Here is the class order you need to place:

~Bubble Over Bundle (stamps & framelits) $40.50
~Calypso Coral Ink Pad $6.50
~Bermuda Bay Ink Pad $6.50
~Glitter & Clear Epoxy Shapes $7.00

Place this order on my website by MARCH 28th to participate in this class.  You are WELCOME to  substitute items of same value (or make add-ons) if you already have any of the items.

On my website:


To complete the projects as shown, you will need these supplies as well.  Feel free to add them onto your class order if you need them.

~Big Shot, Platform & Cutting Pads
~Clear Blocks to mount stamps
~Basic Black Ink Pad

***If your order ends up being over $150...please don't use the hostess code!  Just place your order and YOU choose the hostess benefits.  Then send me a quick email telling me that you placed your order and would like the class supplies!  THANK YOU!  Because just look at how cute this class is...

And all packaged up in the card box...

If you have any questions...PLEASE let me know!  I'm happy to help and know you will fall in love with these products like I did!!!


Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Enjoy Your Day Quick Treat...

A quick post today to just show how quick & easy it is to "cute-ify" a fun treat for someone. 

Colors: Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Pool Party
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Pool Party, Lemon Lime Twist
Stamps: Badges & Banners
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Bunch of Banners Framelits, Scalloped Tag Topper Punch, Best Badge Punch
Accessories: Basics Pack 2 Washi Tape, Silver Thread, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Dapper Denim ribbon (retired)

A few fun boxes (stocked up on these before they retired.  I LOVE them!) tied together with ribbon and a fun tag is really all it takes!

What do you think?!  How do you decorate your fun treats?! 

Thanks so much for visiting!  I so hope you enjoy this project!  Let me know if you have any questions! 

Friday, March 16, 2018

TGIF Challenge 151: Double Inspiration...

Spring is coming!!!  YAY!!!  (Wellllllllll...kind of.  I live in Utah so you NEVER know what weather will really be like.)  Either way...with this week's TGIF Challenge...spring is coming in your craft space!  It's an inspiration challenge!  Look at this fun inspiration...

You could use flowers, the colors, anything!  I have been having a blast with the Beautiful Day stamp set and the new Brusho stuff.  So I have a DOUBLE inspiration for you...two cards! 

There are definitely similarities to both of them...same flower stamp, they are both embossed and then colored with Brusho, both use the FABULOUS *FREE* Sale-A-Bration Basket Weave embossing folder, etc.  And I think they are both kinda fun.  πŸ˜€  There are some differences also, of course. 

This first one was a little more simple because no fussy cutting is involved...

Colors: Dapper Denim, Basic Black, Gold, Peach
Cardstock/Papers Watercolor Paper, Dapper Denim, Basic Black
Stamps: Beautiful Day
Tools: Big Shot, Basket Weave Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Iridescent Sequins, Rhinestones Basics, Gold Embossing Powder, Brusho Color Crystals, Linen Thread

Just LOOK at the depth and beauty of the color on that flower!  I used the yellow and then added a sprinkle or two of the orange brusho also. 

Then this one I fussy cut the flower.  Wasn't too bad, but probably wouldn't want to make a ton of them.

Colors: Whisper White, Very Vanilla, Gold, Copper
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Basic Black, Springtime Foils Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Beautiful Day
Tools: Big Shot, Basket Weave Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, Aqua Painter
Accessories: Metallics Sequin Assortments, Gold Faceted Gems, Gold Embossing Powder, White Embossing PowderBrusho Color Crystals, Linen Thread

LOVING the *FREE* Springtime Foils Sale-A-Bration paper that you can earn FREE through the end of March.  It. Is. Gorgeous.  Truly stunning.  You need to get your hands on some if you haven't already.  😁 

I so hope you enjoy these projects and play along with us over at the TGIF Challenge Blog!!!

Let me know if you have any questions or if I can help you get any paper-crafting supplies!


Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Tutti-Frutti Easter Gift...

It's Sale-A-Bration time!!!  Have you earned all the FREE product you wanted yet?!  I know one of the first things I wanted were the fabulous Tutti-Frutti cards & envelopes.  They are fun colors, patterns, and just are JOY to me!  But this time...I made a box out of them! 

Colors: Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Smoky Slate
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White, Smoky Slate, Sweet Soiree Designer Series Paper, Tutti-Frutti Cards & Envelopes
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes
Tools: Simply Scored Board, Big Shot, Layering Circles Framelits
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, 3/8" Shimmer Ribbon (Sale-A-Bration)--gray

How fun is this?!  Just a few score lines and a few cuts and you have this box ready to be adhered together! 

The Sweet Soiree Designer Paper really looks amazing with these boxes also.  Perfect for a fun Easter project...
Let me know if you have any questions!!!  Thanks so much for visiting!  Let me know what Sale-A-Bration products you still need!!


Monday, March 12, 2018

March Club Card...Beautiful Day With Brusho:

I LOVE the card we made this month at my club group.  Want to see?!

Colors: Whisper White, Basic Black, Soft Sky
Cardstock/Papers Whisper White Thick, Whisper White, Shimmery White, Soft Sky, Petal Passion Designer Series Paper
Stamps: Beautiful Day
Tools: Big Shot, Basket Weave Embossing Folder, Heat Tool
Accessories: Linen Thread, Delicate White Doily, Gold Embossing Powder, Iridescent Ice Sequins

What do you think?!  The Beautiful Day stamp set & Brusho make the complete perfect pair.  Oh how I love Brusho!  Have you tried it yet?!?!?  Look how beautiful this flower is...

We just embossed the flower in gold, sprinkled the colors of Brusho that we wanted, and then colored away with an Aqua Painter.  It is magic and beautiful and SO. MUCH. FUN!

I hope you enjoy this card!  Let me know if you have any questions on anything!  Just a few more weeks of Sale-A-Bration!!!!  I can help you get anything you still need!!!


Technique Tuesday With Custom Striped Accents!

One of my assignments on Stampin' Up!'s Artisan Design Team is to do share some fun techniques.  My first one was shared at the end ...