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! :)

Wednesday, August 15, 2018


Hello there!  Kindness can be such a simple thing, but can also make the largest impact!  It only takes a minute to do a kind deed, but the lingering result can last and last!  I have been truly fortunate and have been the recipient of many kinds deeds, so I try to pay it forward whenever I get the chance!  It really does make the world a brighter place!  On that note, here is the card I created today:

My base layer is Whisper White and the next layer is Pool Party.  I pieced this scene together using 3 different stamp sets.The trees are from Lovely As A Tree, the water, sentiment and background sky stamps are from Waterfront and the sailboats are from Lily Pad Lake.  I would love to crawl into this card and prop against one of those trees with a picnic lunch and a good book!

I used Pool Party and Night of Navy to color the water and Old Olive for the grassy bank.  The sails are colored with Stampin' Blends and my setting sun is stamped in Crushed Curry.  I went kind of Old School with this card!  No fancy die cuts or punches, nothing to embellish it!  It is just good ole' stamping and coloring!  I did use my Smoky Slate Blend to add some shadows to the trees and boats.  It adds a little bit of dimension to the scene.

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

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

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

You're just lovely!

Hello! I spent the morning trying to get registered for a great big, exciting Stampin' Up! event coming up in November.  It is the 30th year anniversary celebration and I cannot wait!!!  One of the fun things about Stampin' Up! is that you meet so many fun, wonderful people.  I am part of an amazing stamping group and when these functions come up we all try to work out attending together!  This one is taking a little bit of extra coordinating though because we are spread out all over the place!  Anyhow, after much back and forth texting, a few glitches in the event registering site and some phone calling, I think we have all managed to work out getting registered! Woooo!  Sooo excited!

I finally managed to barricade myself in my craft room this afternoon long enough to make a card and thought I would share it with you!  Take a look:

My card base is Mossy Meadow and my layers are Whisper White and Soft Suede.  All of the stamping is done from the Oh So Eclectic stamp set.  That sweet bird is cut from the Birds and Blooms Thinlits set.  I stamped the flowers and then fussy cut them before adding them to the card.  I bent up the edges trying to create more of a 3D look and adhered them down in the center only.

I stamped the sentiment onto a 1" Circle punch, then layered it onto a 1 3/8" Scalloped Circle punch and then the Tailored Tag punch.  I used a White gel pen to add teeny little dots into each scallop.  Finally, I added some Silver Glimmer accent dots that I punched using a standard hole punch.

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

Wanted to let you know that there is a special going on right now.  For every $50.00 you spend in August you earn a $5.00 voucher good for September!!  You can read more about it here:

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

Monday, August 13, 2018

Friends make the good times better!

Hello there!  New week, new possibilities!  Do you have anything big planned this week?  I have a nutty, crazy, longer than I am tall To Do list staring at me from my desk this week!  We have lots going on right now and it's feeling a little like there truly are not enough hours in the day anymore!  My lists have sub lists and those have sub-sub lists!  No biggie though...honestly, I prefer to be busier than not.  I like to keep moving and this week that won't be a problem! LOL  At the top of my list this morning was to make and share a card with you guys!  Spending time in my craft room is a really important part of my day to me!  The card I created is a little different than my normal style.  It is a bit more chaotic than I usually make.  I think since my brain is on overdrive this morning, this is just what spilled out:

My card base is Crushed Curry and my layers are Whisper White and Garden Impressions DSP.   It is a 6 x 6 paper pad and flipping through it is like walking through a flower garden!  It is really pretty paper!  I layered my paper repeating the colors and used a strip of the same paper (flipped over!) to break up some of that bright blue! The sentiment is from the Waterfront stamp set and fit perfectly in a 1 1/4" Circle punch.  I matted it against a 1 3/8" Scalloped Circle punch from the same piece of DSP.

The sweet daisy pieces are from the Daisy punch.  I punched two and layered them and then added a 3/4" Circle punch on top.  I ran both the square background and the Flower center through the Basket Weave embossing folder (I love that thing!!) to get a nice uniform look.  I tucked a Mossy Meadow punch leaf-y in behind and called it done! It is definitely a bright cheerful card and the sentiment couldn't be any more spot on!  Fun card! :)

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

Ok, I am off to chip away at that To Do list!  I hope that you have a wonderful day!  If you have questions about this card or anything I used to create it, please feel free to leave me a comment!