Saturday, May 5, 2018


Hello Hoppers! This month on the Paper Pumpkin Blog Hop we are featuring probably my favorite Paper Pumpkin kit yet!!!!!!  You Are My Anchor is right in my wheelhouse!!! It makes an adorable little set of cards as is, but so many options for coolness also! See, I am from Cape Cod! So anything nautical or ocean is my happy place!!! I love this set!!!!

So here's what I did:

This is a card to give with one of these amazing little gift sets that is made with the kit:

I tried to use mostly pieces from the kit to showcase how you really don't need a ton of other stuff to make these kits so versatile! Here I just used a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock for the card base!!! That's pretty much it! Oh and a small piece of Island Indigo to make the lighthouse "pop"!!!  Super simple, but makes a great card to give with the little card set!!!!

I even decorated the inside:

Hope you enjoyed & are getting some alternative ideas to your April Paper Pumpkin kit!!!! I can't say enough how much I love this kit!!!  So now hop over to Tricia's blog & see how she altered the materials to make something awesome!!! Then keep going!!!! Just click on her name or the little pumpkin below!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!!

Wednesday, May 2, 2018


I can't believe it's May already!!!! Our Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop this month is about masculine cards!!! We usually try to post a month ahead to give you time to plan-this time for Father's Day! Perfect time to focus on masculine cards!!! 

Here's my masculine card:

So this was a super fun one to do!!!!  I'm actually so excited because everything on this card will continue over into the brand new Annual Catalog which will go live in June!!!!  Every year we wait anxiously for all the new amazingness, but also with fingers crossed that our faves will make the cut!! Mine did with this card!!!

The background DSP is the Wood Textures DSP Stack. It's rare that DSP sticks around, but seriously, how could they not with this pack!!!

The stamp set is Mixed Drinks!!! It fits just so many different purposes!!! And what guy wouldn't want a nice cold beer!!! lol 

The sentiment is cut from the Happy Birthday Thinlets! I simply cut twice-once with the Whisper White & once with the Pacific Point! I think it looks cool!!!!

The 2 little screws are simply circles punched from the Silver Foil Sheets with a score mark down the middle! And the Dazzling Diamonds Glitter works great as the foam!!!  Finish it off with some Burlap Ribbon!!

So a super fun card!  Can't wait to see the other masculine cards in this hop!!!! Be sure you keep going to Audra's blog! Simply click her name or the icon below & you'll get there!!!! Then keep going! Enjoy, and feel free to leave a comment!!!!!

Happy Stampin'!!!