Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Sending lots of love!

Hiya and happy Thursday to you!  This week has just flown by!  I honestly do not know where the time goes anymore!  Wake up...blink and the day is practically over!  I did manage to squeeze in some stamping today though and as a result I have the happiest card to share with you! Bright colors, sweet sentiment and a lovely flower!  Sound happy?!   Take a look:

When you start with a base layer as bright as this one, you have no choice but to be happy!  It is called Pineapple punch and it is super bright and cheerful! I layered it and Whisper White several times and added a touch of Soft Suede and Old Olive. 

I embossed the large Whisper White piece with the Tufted Dynamic Embossing Folder and used the Layering Circle Framelits for the circles behind the flower. The flower is punched from the Daisy punch.  I punched two and adhered them together for a nice full look. I added a Soft Suede center that I punched with the 3/4" circle punch and then embossed with the same Tufted Folder. I tucked in an Old Olive leaf that I punched using the Leaf punch.

I raised the flower up on a dimensional and  added some Gold Glimmer accent dots using a standard hole punch and called it done!  

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

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Ok, I am off to take the pooches to the vet.  Hope that you have a great day!  I will be back soonest with lots more to share!


Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Paper Pumpkin goodness!

Hello there!  Ever need a card super duper quick?!  I needed one today and since my To Do list is longer than I am tall, time was a big factor.  I didn't want to compromise on the cute though, so I grabbed one of my Paper Pumpkin kits and started creating!  The neat thing about these kits is that they come with so many fun mix and match pieces that you can create all kinds of neat projects! I strayed from the kit's instructions and did my own thing!  Here is the card that I made:

Everything that you see here was a part of the kit (with the exception of the ink!).  I literally opened the box and adhered these things together and called it done!  I am a BIG fan of Paper Pumpkin!  It is always such a fun surprise getting the kit in the mail every month.  I usually make one or two of the intended project, but then branch out on my own and try to do something different with the bits and pieces.

I stamped my sentiment onto the included label and then started layering pieces!  I added the flower with a dimensional to give the card some depth and the green stripe is a piece I cut from the included envelope flap.

The pieces in this kit are beautiful!  They have a vintage feel and the colors are soft and warm!  The hello is one of the many sentiments that came in the stamp set (also included in the kit!).  I plan to do lots more playing with this kit!

Here are the goodies I used today to make my card:  


If you are interested in giving My Paper Pumpkin a try you can click on the picture above or on the right in my sidebar.  You can sign up for 1 month or several.  It is a great value and simply fun, fun, fun!

I hope you are having a good day!  I am back to that To Do list!  Be sure to stop back by tomorrow!  I have lots more to share!


Tuesday, June 19, 2018

3 x 3's Circle style!!

Heeeey there!  How are you today?!  Is it steaming hot where you are?!  Oh my goodness is it ever toasty here today!!  I have been hiding in the air conditioning all morning playing with my stamps!  I needed to make some 3 x 3 cards to include with some outgoing catalogs and thought I would mix it up a little bit!  They are still 3 x 3, but I got all fancy with it and made them into circles!!  Take a look:

How cute is that little round guy?!!  I used the Layering Circle Framelits to cut out my Whisper White bases.  My layers are Pineapple Punch (you want to talk about a bright, happy color!!) and Whisper White again.

Here is a picture of one opened and one closed.

They still stand up, so they can be displayed like a regular ole' square or rectangular card.

I used the stamp set Love what you do for these little guys.

There are several sentiments to choose from!

Here are the three different kinds that I made.

To make theses guys, I scored and folded my base piece (I creased the score line very well!).  I let my Framelit fall off the edge of my cardstock, so that it would only cut one connected piece and not 2 separate circles.

Then I found the next two smaller sized circles in the set and cut those out too!  I did my stamping on the smallest white circle and then assembled them.

I made a whole pile of them!  I used Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede and Old Olive ink.  They look so bright and happy!  I am really tickled with the way they came out!

Here is a (clickable!) list of all of the products that I used to create these little guys:


I am sending out oodles of catalogs today!  If you would like to receive a cattie from me just let me know! I'd be happy to send you one! 

I hope that you have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with lots more to share with you!


Monday, June 18, 2018

Christmas card Sunday (on a Monday!)

Hello!  Happy new week to you!  Mondays are always a little bit exciting to me because it is a chance to start the week fresh!  It offers the opportunity to get lots of things accomplished!  I have already been busting through my To Do list this morning!  I started by playing catch up from yesterday.  I have a Christmas card Sunday card to share with you: 

My card base is Old Olive and my layers are Whisper White and Cherry Cobbler. I stamped the Whisper White layer with the pine sprig stamp from Christmas Pines twice; once in each direction. I added a sentiment from the same set in Early Espresso and added some gold glimmer accent dots using a standard hole punch.

I stamped that adorable deer from the Christmas Cookie Cutter stamp set and punched it out using the coordinating Cookie Cutter Builder punch. I layered Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive and Whisper White to adhere him to.  I used the sparkly stamp from the Christmas Pines set for the background to fill in the white space.  I plan to make a couple more of these cards.  It feels like Christmas happiness to me! 

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


Have you started on your Christmas cards yet?!  I'd love it if you'd play along with me!  One a week until the holiday season and we will all be ahead of the game!  

I am off to get back to that To Do list!  I hope you have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with lots more to share!