October 23, 2018

Stampin' UP!'s Birthday Sale!

Stampin' UP! is turning 30 years old this year, and in honor of their birthday, they are having a stamp sale today! But you need to hurry! The sale is only 24 hours!

Happy Stamping!

October 21, 2018

Sunday Stamps! #190

Hello, crafty friends and happy Sunday! Today, I have a fun card to share with you for the new sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps!

I am so happy that I decided to get the Signs of Santa Bundle.  I have had a  lot of fun creating with it.  The images are so cute and super easy to color. 

Notice my 3 tier santa sign?  I made it using the Stamparatus.  The Stamparatus made inking and stamping the words from this sentiment a breeze.  

Here is this weeks new challenge at Sunday Stamps!

To play along, submit your creation to the Sunday Stamps! challenge blog by Friday, November 2, 2018.  We look forward to seeing what you create!

Happy Stamping!

October 15, 2018

Thankful for mint and blackberry

Today, I am sharing a Falling For Leaves card I made using two colors of Stampin' Blends I recently added to my collection: Mint Macaron and Blackberry Bliss.

What a great color combination these two make.  I love that I don't have to think very hard when it comes to color combinations.  It's so much easier to literally pull out the ink and matching cardstock listed in a given pack of DSP and start creating from there.  As most of you know- I am partial to the color purple.  But I will clarify that I don't really wear purple, nor do I have any rooms decorated with it.  It just makes me happy when I see it in a crafty creation. :)

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Happy Stamping!

October 11, 2018

Paper Pumpkin Alternatives

Hello, crafty friends. Today, I am sharing a few alternative card ideas for those of you who purchased the September Paper Pumpkin kit.  I focused just on the stamp set that came in the kit.
I made 2 regular sized cards and a pocket card that can also hold a treat or money.  The stamp set in the kit is made up of mostly treat giving sentiments but there are some fun images to work with.  The spiders are my favorite. :0 

Here's my first creation.  
I love the Buffalo Check background stamp set.  And doesn't it look nice next to the stitched zig zag mark made from Nothing Sweeter Framelits.  I also used the festive Black 3/8" Glittered Organdy Ribbon and a few black rhinestones to finish it off.

Here's my second creation:
I used Very Vanilla, Cajun Craze and Basic Black as my color scheme.  I love vintage Halloween.  In fact these are the colors I decorate with in my home. 

I used the Pinewood Planks Embossing Folder to add some dimension to my Very Vanilla panel.

And last, but not least- here is the pocket sized Halloween note card.

Happy Stamping!

October 10, 2018

Signs of Santa Card Class!

Hello, crafty friends! Today, is the last day to qualify for my Signs of Santa Card Class  and receive the following items FREE:

  • a PDF for 4 projects + 2 bonus projects and 4 Christmas tags
  • all the supplies for 4 projects;
  • Poppy Parade light and dark Stampin' Blends; and
  • a Package of Red Rhinestones.

October 7, 2018

Sunday Stamps! #189

Hello, crafty friends! It's time for a new challenge at Sunday Stamps!. Every new challenge we rotate from a sketch to a color challenge. This week we have a color challenge for you to play along with.  Here's what I made using the Falling For Leaves Bundle from the Holiday Catalog.
A few days ago, it was super windy and the leaves from our many mature oak trees came down like rain. I would say Fall is my favorite season, but raking leaves is not one of the things I enjoy.  I am not complaining, just stating a fact.... :0  I tried to incorporate four of the five colors from this weeks challenge but it got too busy for me, so I stuck with just three colors: Grapefruit Grove, Poppy Parade, and Pool Party.

Here's this weeks color challenge at Sunday Stamps!

These colors compliment each other very well.  Not only are these colors great for Fall projects, they would also be great for floral cards, sunsets, and even birthday. Why not give this weeks challenge a try? We would love for you to play along with us!  It's a great way to work on those creative crafting muscles! :)  Entries for this weeks challenge are due by Friday, October 19, 2018.

Falling For Leaves Bundle

Stampin'UP! Project Supply List:
Limited Time Offer: Get my Signs of Santa Card Class containing 6 cards and 4 tags, the Poppy Parade Stampin' Blends and Red Rhinestones for FREE with a qualifying order!  Details are HERE.

Happy Stamping!