Wednesday, February 27, 2013


So this week's challenge is Melon Mambo & Pretty in Pink! These 2-color weeks are really challenging me!!! Plus, the colors are sooo close together! Got a fun one this week tho!

So welcome to the visitors from Helen's blog! Glad you're here! Lovin' her card this week! So fun!!!

So here's my card this week:

Fun, right?!! Got the idea from a swap that came from Leadership-even tho I didn't go! lol  So I found the idea & "CASE'd" it!!! Fun card!!!

Ok, so I'll dish! Wondering how to make the cute little brassieres?? It all starts with a punch-a Butterfly Punch!


Ok, so you punch out a butterfly!

Then you cut across the middle of it-from side to side-not down the middle!!!

There are 2 halves!!!

And viola!!! You have a brassiere!!!  How cute & easy is that!!!! I thought it would be perfect with pink! And of course I had to throw in some "bling" with the Silver Glimmer Paper! I have a bit now because of the freebie you get with your Sale-A-Bration hostess order!!! Not just demonstrators-everyone!!! Yet another reason to order during Sale-a-Bration!!!

So had some fun with this week's card! Hope you like it!!!

Now hop over to Laura's blog & check out her Melon Mambo/Pretty in Pink card!!! You know it's a winner!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Thursday, February 21, 2013


So you're still on the fence on My Paper Pumpkin? Well, here's a "sneak peek"!!! This is the card you will receive in your very first kit!

You will get ALL the materials to make 6 of these beautiful cards! That includes the stamp, ink, embellishments, cards & envelopes!  Your first kid in March will also include a clear block! 

This is the PERFECT kit for beginners who are a little overwhelmed by all the fun stuff out there! It's also a GREAT set for the more experienced stamper who is looking for some quick, fun projects to do in a short time! These are designed to be 30-minute projects!

Remember, My Paper Pumpkin is a monthly club with no commitment!  You may take a month (or 2!) off! You may also cancel at any time!  Your little kit will come every month after the 15th of the month! You decide by the 10th if this is a month you want to "play" with your pumpkin!!!  Pretty cool deal actually!!!

Ok, so you forget how to do this??? Simply go to & sign up! Be sure to list ME as your demonstrator!!!

So now you're all signed up, and you need some help! Just let me know & I'll be glad to show you how to have fun with your kit! It's a win/win situation!!!! But hurry! The first kit is available in March! It's just around the corner!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013


Hey everyone! If you're hopping over from Carol's blog, welcome!!! Glad you're here! I sooo love her card this week! I'm sure you do too!

So here's the challenge-another 2-color challenge-Rose Red & Regal Rose! Yikes! I think my problem with the 2-color challenges is they are so much alike! It's hard to come up with the design when they are soooo close! But I really think I like this week's card!

What dya think???

Once again I used my Oh, Hello set from the Spring Mini! I think I'm in love with this set! My "framper" Karen told me I need therapy!!! lol But this is a set that I really never thought I'd enjoy! I now use it quite often!
I really like the way it looks when those flowers are cut out!

I used the Ticket Duo punch for the sentiment! I "markered" up the "hello" portion of the Oh Hello stamp & punched it out! I think it works!

Lastly, I used the new Honeycomb embossing folder, because I always have to have texture, and raised it up with Dimensionals! I used that pointy arrow thingy stamp for detail on the side!

So I really love this card! It came out so much prettier than I originally thought! I don't use a lot of white, so I was very pleasantly surprised!  I promise next week NOT to use the Oh, Hello stamp set!!! lol

So now venture over to BlueDahliaDesigns-Helen's blog-and see her Rose Red/Regal Rose creation! I wonder if she used the Oh, Hello stamp set too! lol

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Ok, so I won't deny that this week's Coloring Down the Lines challenge was a real challenge!!! This week we were only given 2 colors!! Not even a choice of 2 colors!!! I don't think I do ANY crafts with only 2 colors!!! lol 

So we had to come up with something pretty using Cajun Craze & Tangerine Tango! Now at first I thought, "what the heck"!!! Those 2 colors are soooo close together!!! But I did some serious thinking!!!

So anyway, welcome to those who traveled here from Helen's blog!! So glad you "hopped" on over!!! I hope you find my design as amazing as Helen's!!! She really can "color" it up, can't she?! :)

So here's what I came up with this week:

A nice CAS (clean & simple) card! I guess I'm finding my style!! 
I used a Whisper White background mounted on Cajun Craze. I used the "negative" from a die cut, the Window Frames Collection framelits to be more specific, and sponged  (with my Sponge Daubers of course!) using 3 colors in the middle. 

I used Daffodil Delight, then Tangerine Tango, then Cajun Craze! The flower, from what's becoming one of my fave stamp sets, Oh, Hello (from Spring Mini Catalog) is stamped using the Tangerine Tango marker & Garden Green marker for the color. 

The little jewelry tags are Tangerine Tango with Cajun Craze images. The images are from the Tiny Tags stamp set & they are punched out with the Small Jewelry Tag punch!

The ribbon is the new Natural Trim Ribbon from the Spring Mini! I just LOVE this ribbon-really hoping it sticks around for awhile!!!

So not sure if I broke the rules or not by adding the Daffodil Delight, but I thought it needed a "pop"! I only used a little!!! 

So I really like this card! I haven't used that sponging technique with the negative in awhile! It was a go-to for me for awhile! I guess I'm getting back to it! It really makes a pretty card!!!

So now "hop" over to Sandy's blog & see what she did with these colors! I know you'll love it!!! Don't tattle on me with my Daffodil Delight add-on though!! Shhhh!!! lol

So until tomorrow!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!

Friday, February 8, 2013


Ok, so you've seen my creations. You've heard about my classes! And you want to try, but don't want to invest in everything just yet! Then THIS is for you!!!  It's a monthly kit with NO commitment!!! You can get our beautiful products that are designed to be completed in only 30 minutes each month! And easy-so perfect for beginners!!!  It's called Paper Pumpkin! Sound interesting??? Contact me for more information!!!

Here are the deets!
It's a Magical Paper 
Escape Every Month!

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!

I'm Paper Pumpkin . . .

I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some paper fun.

I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside:

All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more!

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!
Get Started

It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it. (Be sure to designate ME as your demonstrator!) Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, showoff, and share with your friends and family-every month!

The very first Paper Pumpkin will arrive on your doorstep starting in March-if you sign up before March 10.

Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the nitty gritty:

  •     Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards,    journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  •     Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive.
  •     Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape.
  •     We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month
  •     You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.)
A Paper Pumpkin membership is $19.95 per month (and shipping is included!) 
    There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want.
    Starting in early March, we'll offer a Try-It kit if you'd like to try Paper Pumpkin for one month.

Here's How You Order

Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting and click Get it.

Starting in early March, you can try Paper Pumpkin for one month by visiting our online store.
A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit

The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block!
Questions? We've Got Answers

Why are we offering Paper Pumpkin?

Paper Pumpkin is the perfect introduction to Stampin' Up! We designed it for crafters that want to create a project each month, but aren't quite ready to build a stamp collection (yet).

How does shipping work with Paper Pumpkin?

Your Paper Pumpkin will be automatically shipped to you each month (so fun!). Because we are auto shipping these, the pricing structure is slightly different from our other Stampin' Up! products.

Happy Stampin'!!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013


Today's challenge card is for the SUO (Stampin' Up! only) Challenge! This time our challenge was for a CAS (clean and simple) Valentine's card! Now that can be tough because we tend to get "flowery" when we are all lovey dovey!!!

But here is a card I think fits the bill!!!

This is a card we made in my Valentine's Day Class! Now I know the pic isn't clear but it's a pretty sweet card!

I absolutely LOVE the Hearts A Flutter bundle! I can see lots of non-Valentine's uses for it!!! It's so nice that we have the Framelits!!! They make life so easy!!! The Bitty Banners too!!! lol 

I used some of my retired yet still fantabulous materials for this card! The card base is Blushing Bride. The ribbon is the 1/4" Grosgrain in Whisper White (oh please bring back this ribbon SU!!)  Throw in some DSP from the Regals Stack & some Rose Red & I think it's a pretty clean and simple card!!!

Hope you enjoy-and sorry for the blurry photo!!! The camera skills are coming along!!! lol

Happy Stampin'!!!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


This week's Latenight Stamper's Weekly Challenge is Feeling Blue! We were challenged to use blue of some sort in our card!

Well I made this card for my Spring All-Occasion Card class!!! It's BLUE!!! 


I will admit I got the idea for the design while searching on
 Stampin' Connection-a demonstrator's ONLY gallery! If you'd like access to that site, you will need to join our world of talented demonstrators!!! It's an amazing site with tons of ideas to look at & information & suggestions to help with our job!!! 

So anyway, the blue here is Midnight Muse! The DSP is from the Print Poetry collection from the Spring Mini Catalog! I LOVE this stack! It's only a 4"x6" stack, so it's easy to work with! The picture in the catalog does not even come close to doing it justice!!!! It's so much prettier!!!

The butterflies are DSP from the same stack! Using of course the 2 butterfly punches!!! The larger from the Big Book & the smaller from the Spring Mini! Good choice on SU's part!!!

This is a very simple card & I think packs quite a punch! You could use any sentiment! Maybe switch out the butterflies for flowers or hearts! There's also a very similar design in the DSP pack that is Raspberry Ripple, so maybe hearts would work for a Valentine's Day card!!!

Either way, this card is blue!!!! lol

Happy Stampin'!!!!


Hi there!!! Visiting from Helen's blog??? Glad you're here!!! Hope you enjoy my creations as much as Helen's. She is amazing!!!!

So this week's challenge is Summer Starfruit with either Elegant Eggplant & Baja Breeze or with Real Red & Marina Mist. Now soooo many people are at odds with Summer Starfruit, but I have loved it from the beginning!!! It's an odd color-yellow with a hint of greenish to it! But I love it!

So I laid the colors out & immediately chose the Real Red & Marina Mist, because I totally saw a little boy's card & I needed a card for my son's best friend who just had a baby boy!!! But then I liked the way the other colors looked & need a thank you for dudes-it was perfect!!! So I made 2!!! One of each color scheme!!!

Now the pics' colors are somewhat distorted. I took the pics at night so the lighting wasn't good unfortunately!  But I totally love how these 2 cards came out! Perfect for the occasions!

So here's the baby card!

I used Aviary! I love these little birds but seldom find a use for them!! I'm so glad I got to use them! The 3rd one isn't hanging from nowhere! 
Throw in a Sassy Salutations & you're good to go!!!
I used the Silver Marker on the base stamp.  It looks cool in person-kinda like metal!  
I so love those Ribbon Slides from the Holiday Mini. I wish they'd carried them over!  

Here's the inside!

Yup-a retired stamp! But perfect sentiment for my little Derick Joseph!!! He's only 2 weeks old!! Like a little grandbaby for me! Can't wait to meet him!!!!

Well now here's the "Dude" thank you!!!

Plain & simple!!!The background doesn't look it here, but it really is 
Baja Breeze & the "you're amazing" is in Perfect Plum! Again-the lighting!!! The balloon has Irradescent Ice embossing!!! 
This stamp set You're Amazing tends to come out when I need a dude card! I like it!!! We got it as a "freebie" at convention, & I wasn't sure when I'd ever use it, but I do more than I thought! I love the little elephant with the party hat!!!

Here's the inside of this one!

So now I have 2 beautiful cards!!! I really like them both!  Hope you do too!!!
Now head on over to Teri's blog & see what she did with the colors! I'm sure I'll be CASEing hers soon-again!!!! Luv her style!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!!