Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Christmas card Sunday #11

Hello there!  Time for another Christmas card! Can you believe it is already the middle of March!??  Yikes!  Christmas is going to be here before we know it!  This has been such a fun challenge!  Are you playing along with me? I am really enjoying making these cards each week!  Here is the card that I made today:

My card base is Cherry Cobbler and my layers are Tranquil Tide and Very Vanilla.  The stamped images are from the stamp set Merry Mistletoe.  I stamped the sentiment in Tranquil Tide and the adorable deer in Soft Suede.  

I added some shadow and depth to the card with a Smoky Slate Blends marker and added some gold accent dots using Gold Glimmer paper and a standard hole punch. Fa la la la la la la la laaaa!

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

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I hope that you are having a nice weekend!  I will be back soonest with lots more to share! 

Friday, March 16, 2018


Hey there!  Friday...yaaaaay!!!  Time is just really flying by!!  I checked the calendar today and realized we are down to just two weeks left of Sale-A-Bration!!  Yikes!!!  Have you gotten your freebie goodies yet?!!!  What are you waiting for, silly?!  There are so many fun things up for grabs this time!!  My card today uses 2 of the free SAB stamps sets and the oh so pretty Basket Weave embossing folder (goooood stuff!!).  Want to see:

My card base is Sweet Sugar Plum and my layers are Blushing Bride and Very Vanilla.  The main stamped image is from the Lots of Lavender stamp set and the sentiment is from the Heartfelt Blooms set.

This is a funny fold card (which you can see better in the following photos!).  I used the Decorative Ribbon Border punch for the Pool Party scalloped looking edges.

I embossed the Sweet Sugarplum base with the Basket Weave embossing folder.  It opens this way...

...and then opens that way!  Just a fun twist on the standard fold in the middle card!

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

If you would like more information about Sale-A-Bration you can click this picture:

 I am in the process of building my Stampin' Up! team!!  My team is name is AM's Super Stampers and we would love to have you join us!!  If you sign up before the end of Sale-A-Bration you get to pick two extra free stamp sets in addition to your starter kit!!  I absolutely love being a demonstrator!  Getting paid to be creative is total win/win in my book!  Feel free to email me with any questions or you can click this picture for more information about signing up:

 Really, contact me and we can chat!  I'd love to hear from you!

Ok, I am off to get some things done around the house!  We have very special folks coming for a visit soon and my list of to do's is pretty long!
 I hope that you have a wonderful day!   I will be back soonest with lots more to share!

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Punch art fun!

Hi there! Are you a fan of punch art? If you are unfamiliar with it, let me just tell you...!  It is the art of creating a fun new something made up of punched pieces!! I sat down to make a card today and got to thinking about punch art and decided that I wanted to go in a different direction!  Take a look at this funny bunny punch art piece that I came up with:

I had the best time making this little guy!!!  He is free standing because I used the Home Sweet Home Thinlits as the base!  His body is a house!!  You can tell that better in the next photo!  I will list what all of his parts are made from at the end.  He is made from Whisper White Flirty Flamingo, Smoky Slate and Basic Black. 

Here you can see that his body is made from the house in the Home Sweet Home Thinlits.  It takes two of the die cuts to create the full house.  I cut them. assembled them and started adding bunny parts!

Here is a close up of that funny bunny face.  The sweet little buck teeth might be may favorite part!

No bunny is worth his salt without a fuzzy, bushy bunny tail!  I made this by punching 3 1 3/8" Scalloped circles and balling them up.  Once they were all balled up I rolled them around in my hands until they got all soft and crinkley! (My technical term of the day!)  I peeled apart the layers giving me 6 pieces.  I stacked them one on top of another and stapled them in the center.  I gathered each one up towards the center and then gently ungathered them a bit creating this full, fluffy looking tail!

Here is a closer peek at the tail!

Here is a list of his parts: from Home Sweet Home Thinlits
Hand paws and feet paws...door from the Home Sweet Home Thinlits
Hand paw pads...punches from the handheld 1/8" Circle punch
Head...2" Circle punch
Ears...Nesting Ovals from the Layering Oval Framelits
Eyes...1/2" and 3/4" Circle punches
Cheeks...1" Circle punches
Nose...Sweet and Sassy Framelits
Teeth...Home Sweet Home Thinlits (the bushes)
Whiskers...I hand cut strips from a scrap

Here are linkable pictures of everything I used to create my bunny today:

I just love punch art!!  You can do so many things with it!!  So many awesome possibilities!!  Ok, day had gotten away from me again and the hound has been trying to remind me for the last 30 minutes that it is time to take him to the park! Seeeeeee....

Have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with lots more to share!