Saturday, September 5, 2015


I've been having troubles getting creative lately. So glad for sketch challenges. I used the NAC157 challenge for this christmas card. I used the sentiment from reason for the season, home for christmas dsp,  and a gold foil doily. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Thank You

I've been so busy the past few weeks and haven't been able to do as many card challenges as I'd like. So for today I'm going to share a card I made for a swap.

This was made using the Thankful forest friends stamp set. I used a marker to color in the "thank you" on the stamp that says "thankful for you". The paper is from Into the Woods DSP and the embossing is done with the woodland textured embossing folder. I then added a few rhinestones.

I used a sponge dauber to color the trees with soft suede and then sponged the edge of the sentiment with soft suede as well.

Monday, August 31, 2015

making spirits bright

sorry I haven't posted in awhile. I got carried away with canning. lots and lots of plum jam and jellies. I'm all done now and can get back to some stamping. I have several swaps coming up and managed to get  one of my cards done today.

tomorrow is the day!!! you will be able to order from the holiday catalog. the sentiment is From the Branches, the santa is fussy cut out of Home for christmas dsp pack. the banners are from the Merry Moments DSP. I used the star border punch to create the confetti and added in a few gold sequins.

I used the circle framelits to create the window and glitter frame for the shaker part of the card.

Saturday, August 22, 2015


Next week is my monthly stamp club and I had to make a black and white card. I admit i've been stuck and been putting it off. Then I saw the mojo monday challenge and decided to use it to create my swap card. As I got going it turned into a celebrate card and just needed a piece of cake to go with it.

I used glitter paper for some accents. The confetti dots are embossed in gold and then I sponged the edge of the card and cake with gold ink (no longer available but I just had to use it) .


Friday, August 21, 2015

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so today I chose a sketch challenge and a color challenge. Yep, it's another halloween card. Now I know the color throwdown shows a flower and butterfly, the spider web doily can count as a flower right?
 I just love this little stamp set. I love that I can color it anyway I want. I used the Aqua painters to color the witch and the cat. the stamp set is the Haunt Ya Later set in the 2015 holiday catalog.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015


For some reason I was more in a christmas mood this morning. 

I just love all the new papers and stamps coming out in the new holiday catalog. the paper is from home from christmas dsp pack. the sentiment is from he is risen stamp set. 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. I did a booth at our local fair helping people make cards and bags and I was a little burnt out on card making and needed to regroup.

Today I used the sketch from retro sketches. It's another halloween card because halloween time is just my favorite. I can't wait to start decorating so until then i'll be happy making cards.    

I can not say enough good things about the new halloween products coming up in the holiday catalog. Only 2 more weeks left. 

This card was made with the Howl-O-Ween Treats and boo to you framelits which will be available in a bundle. I love when stamp sets have coordinating punches or framelits so I don't have to fussy cut. 
I sponged the sentiment and the skull and crossbones with black ink and then popped the skull up with dimensionals. . 

The paper is from the Happy Hauntings DSP pack and the spider doilies are just the best. 

Now to figure out a neighbor treat to give with all these halloween cards.

Monday, August 10, 2015


Going to give you 2 challenges today. It is getting closer to my favorite time of year, halloween, and the new halloween product in the holiday catalog is fantastic.

I used the Happy Hauntings DSP and washi tape. The hat and spider are from Howl-O-Ween Treat.

More Sneak peaks and MOJO410

as promised today I am going to show you the 3D poinsettia made with the festive flower builder punch, available in the holiday catalog.

I created my card with the mojo monday sketch.

I absolutely LOVE everything in the new catalog and can't wait to share the whole thing with you.

Sunday, August 9, 2015

holiday sneak peak

today I am sharing a card I made for a swap. I used product from the 2015 mini holiday catalog which will be available september 1st.

The flower and sentiment are from Reason for the season. I fussy cut the flower. This set comes in a great bundle with a punch to make a 3-D flower that I will show at a later time. 

I made the window by placing all 3 layers of the card together and cutting with the smaller size framelit all at once. I then pulled them apart and cut the music note dsp with the next size up to create the frame. I then used my stamp a ma jig to position the image on the inside of the card.

Saturday, August 8, 2015


I was having so much fun with challenges today that I decided to do a 2nd. This card was inspired by Fab Friday's sketch. This is a preview of some GREAT product in the holiday catalog. the stamp set is Howl-o-ween treat with happy hauntings dsp, spider web doilies, and happy hauntings designer washi tape. I hope you enjoy this card. 

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I used dsp from cherry on top and the flower is from the Crazy About You stamp set and punched out with the flower medallion punch. The sentiment is from sheltering tree.

Thursday, August 6, 2015


Today's Sketch challenge is from Retro Sketches.

I used Thankful Forest Friends and Into the woods DSP and ribbon from the 2015 holiday catalog. the catalog will be available September 1st so be sure to let me know if you want one.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


I chose to do the nacho average challenge today with something for baby. I used baked brown sugar (on the clearance rack for only 2.79 ). I embossed it with polka dot embossing folder  . Then I used pistachio pudding and lullaby DSP. the Lullaby DSP is also on the clearance rack for over half off. Grab them before they are gone. order through my website and be entered into my monthly drawing. I stamped the image in coastal cabana.


Something for Baby Clear-Mount Bundle by Stampin' Up!  Lullaby Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up!  

Baked Brown Sugar 8-1/2" x 11" Card Stock  Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

PP256, Inkspire me challenge #209

sorry for the late post. I had a very busy day. Today I made a card combining 2 challenges. 

I was able to place my holiday catalog pre order and I am getting more and more in the mood to make holiday projects. So I thought i'd throw out one more springtime card before all my holiday product arrives. I am so excited and can't wait to get creating.

For Today's card I used Circle of Spring, papillon potpourri,   The background embossing is the spring flowers embossing folders ( in the clearance rack right now). I colored the images with blushing bride, melon mambo, old olive, and mossy meadow.


Circle of Spring Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!  Wonderful Wreath Framelits Dies by Stampin' Up!  

 Papillon Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!    Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder by Stampin' Up! 

 Bitty Butterfly Punch by Stampin' Up!  Elegant Butterfly Punch by Stampin' Up!  

Banner Punch by Stampin' Up!  Blushing Bride 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock by Stampin' Up!  

Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" Thick Cardstock by Stampin' Up!  Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad by Stampin' Up! 

Monday, August 3, 2015


Happy MOJO monday.

For Today's challenge I used the Boys Will Be Boys stamp set. Just a great set for kids cards. I used the cherry on top DSP pack along with tip top taupe for the card base, bermuda bay for the banner, and crushed curry for the half circle. 


Boys Will Be Boys Clear-Mount Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!  Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin' Up!  

Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock by Stampin' Up!  Tip Top Taupe 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock by Stampin' Up!  

Crushed Curry 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock by Stampin' Up!  Whisper White 8-1/2" x 11" Cardstock by Stampin' Up!  

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad by Stampin' Up!