Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
Welcome to my little ole' stamping blog! I'm so glad that you stopped by! I have lots of creative things to share with you with the occasional life post thrown in! Come on in, relax and stay awhile! :)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Dog days!

Hello there!  Happy Saturday!  Got any fun weekend plans?  We are planning to take our pup to the park for a long walk!  It is the joy of his life! LOL  Speaking of puppies, I was feeling inspired to make another puppy card today,  so I  pulled out my In the Tress set and the very sweet Bella and Friends stamp set.  It is always a fun challenge to combine stamp sets for a different look!  Here is the look I came up with today:

I started by drawing a sidewalk and then covering it with scrap paper.  I stamped the tree three times letting the bottom half stamp on the scrap paper, so I could get bushes from the images rather than the whole tree.  Then I stamped the full tree!  I added grass in a lighter shade to both sides of my sidewalk.

I stamped the puppy on a separate piece of Very Vanilla and colored her with Blends and then fussy cut her out.  I added her to the sidewalk scene with Dimensionals and then stamped and colored all of her little squirrel friends!  I added some clouds using the the masking technique and stamped my sentiment.  Finally, I added some shadows with my Lt Smoky Slate Blend to give the whole thing more of a 3D look.

Ahhhhh...that face! 

Here are all of the supplies I used to create my card today:

We are off to the park!  Hope your weekend is well on it's way to fun too!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Friday, January 19, 2018

One sheet wonder-ful!!

Hello and happy Friday to you!!  I have had the best time playing in my stamp room today!!  I wanted to make something that was a little more involved than a card, but not so in depth that it would take me all day to do it.  So, I decided on an oldie, but definitely a goodie!!  Have you ever heard of a One Sheet Wonder?!  This is such a fun project, because it has no rules and the possibilities are literally endless!!  Want to see what I am talking about?

Ok, so I made all of these from one single sheet that I stamped!!!  How cool is that?!!  I was able to get 2 standard cards, 3 3" x 3" cards, and 2 tags all from this one sheet with very little waste left over!  I will show you how at the bottom of this post. 

I started with an 8.5" x 11" blank piece of Very Vanilla and using the stamp set Bloomin' Love and several colors (all listed below!). I went to town just randomly stamping images all over the page.  

After I did all of my fancy measuring and cutting apart I adhered all of my pieces to Sweet Sugarplum card bases.

I started with my full size cards and using left over scraps I decorated them.  I kept the cards super simple as not to detract too much from the background piece.  ( I worked hard to make that!) LOL

Next I moved on to my 3" x 3"'s keeping the color scheme the same.

Then on to my tags!  This fun little set has a Valentine's Day feel, which is fortunate since it is right around the corner!  

Here is a diagram of the way I cut  my paper to make all of these.  You can cut yours any way you'd like and if you were really creative you could even get several more pieces and make even more projects!  This worked well for me today though!  

This is the same picture turned the other way so you can see all the measurements turned upright.

Here are all of my cards together again!  This is a really fun project to make! 

Here are all of the products that I used to create all of these today:

If you decide to try one of these I would love to see what you make!  Also, please contact with me any questions about how I did mine!  

Enjoy the rest of your day!!  I will be back soonest with more to share!

Thursday, January 18, 2018


Hey there! Oh my word has this day ever been a super busy one! I have been go-go-going all day long! Some days are just like that! I did find the time to sit down and make a fun little card though! Take a look:

It's kind of a funny size, but I wanted to use up some of my scraps. It is 4 1/8" x 4 1/8". It's the perfect size to write a nice little note!

To make my flower I punched 2 daisies from the Daisy punch and adhered them together.  To make the center I punched a 3/4" circle and stamped it with that cool sunburst looking stamp in Amazing You.  I added it to an embossed circle and tucked a leaf from the Leaf Punch under it.  Amazing You is one of the freebies you can earn when you spend $50.00 right now during Sale-A-Bration!  Click below for details:

Here are all of the supplies that I used to make my card today:

Ok, I am off to scrounge up some dinner for the troops!  Hope you have a great evening!  See you soon!