Tuesday, September 30, 2014


Perfect as You card
Well, I figured I might as well finish out the month and let me get some of my MOJO going after vacation.  Thanks for bearing with my little break but doesn't Stampin' Up! have great ideas! I will see you tomorrow with new and fresh cards and projects made by my hands.

• Vintage Verses*

• Basic Black Cardstock
• Crumb Cake Cardstock
• Pool Party Cardstock
• Tea for Two Designer Series Paper

• VersaMark Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• White Stampin’ Emboss® Powder
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Embossing Buddy®
• Petite Pennants Punch
• Big Shot™
• Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder

Monday, September 29, 2014


Thank You card

• Sassy Salutations
• Wonderfall

• Cajun Craze Cardstock
• Early Espresso Cardstock
• Old Olive Cardstock
• Soft Suede Cardstock
• Summer Starfruit Cardstock
• Very Vanilla Cardstock
• Core’dinations Cardstock

• Cajun Craze Classic Stampin’ Pad®
• Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Old Olive Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Soft Suede Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Summer Starfruit Classic Stampin’ Pad

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Linen Thread
• Naturals Designer Buttons
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Core’dinations™ Dust Buddy
• Large Oval Punch
• Stampin’ Sanding Block
• Big Shot™
• Autumn Accents Bigz™ Die
• Woodgrain Textured Impressions™ Embossing Folder

Sunday, September 28, 2014


Trick or Treat shadowbox

I love this idea.  A 3-D frame with candy! Yummy. This set is retired but you could substitute any or make it for Christmas or Thanksgiving! Fun to make and to eat! 

• None

• Basic Black Card Stock
• Confetti White Card Stock
• Pumpkin Pie Textured Card Stock

• Basic Black Craft Stampin’ Ink® Refill
• Rich Razzleberry Craft Stampin’ Ink Refill

• Rich Razzleberry 1-1/4” Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
• Rhinestones Basic Jewels
• Stampin’ Dimensionals®
• Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack
• Big Shot™
• Trick or Treat Letterpress Plate
• Shadowbox frame
• Candy corn

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Hooray for Today Card
Alas, all good things must come to an end. Vacation is over and I will be home sometime late tonight. Sniff, sniff. Back to the real world of work! 

• Geometrical Stamp Set

• Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock 
• Strawberry Slush Cardstock
• Whisper White Cardstock
• Silver Glimmer Paper

• Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Pad
• Crisp Cantaloupe Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill
• Strawberry Slush Classic Stampin’ Ink Refill

Stampin’ Up! Accessories
• Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons
• Silver Baker’s Twine
• Hexagon Punch 
• Stampin’ Spritzer
• Big Shot
• Banners Framelits Dies
• Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die
• Sewing machine and thread

Friday, September 26, 2014

Hello Envelopes

Here is what the stack of envelopes look like separately. Aren't they adorable? Who knew envelopes could be cute and useful?

Hello Darling Stamp Set
Crumb Cake and Whisper White Medium Envelopes
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
VersaMark Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Ink Refill
Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories & Tools
Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder
Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks
Stampin' Spritzer
Big Shot
Ovals Collection Framelits Dies
Sponge Daubers
Scrap paper
Hello Darling Envelope
  1. Stamp the sequins image in VersaMark ink on the bottom right and top left corners of the Crumb Cake envelope front.
  2. Stamp "Hello darling" in VersaMark ink on the Tea Lace Paper Doily. Cover the sentiment with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat emboss.
  3. Adhere the doily to the envelope.

Hello Envelope

  1. Place the polka dot decorative mask on the bottom half of a Whisper White envelope. Color in the polka dots with Bermuda Bay ink using a Sponge Dauber.
  2. Stamp "Hello" in Basic Black ink.
  3. Stamp small hearts in some of the Bermuda Bay circles in Basic Black ink.

Gold Circles Envelope

  1. Stamp the lined circle several times in VersaMark ink on the Crumb Cake envelope.
  2. Cover the circles with Gold Stampin' Emboss Powder and heat emboss.

Spritzed Envelope

  1. Cut an oval from a piece of scrap paper using the Big Shot and the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies.
  2. Place the oval in the center of the Whisper White envelope.
  3. Place the lined decorative mask over the envelope.
  4. Spritz the envelope with Crushed Curry ink using the Stampin' Spritzer.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

For All Things Inspiring

A cute way to mail some photos or share with family that is near by.

Grateful for You Photo Box

For All Things Stamp Set
Hardwood Stamp
Marina Mist Cardstock
Soft Suede Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
Rose Red Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools
Silver 1/8" Ribbon
Linen Thread
Antique Brads
Stampin' Dimensionals
Extra-Large Oval Punch
Stamping Sponges

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Envelopes are Messages Too!

Yep, I am still gone and still borrowing ideas from Stampin' Up! After all, they are the designers!

Fabulous Four Stamp Set
Basic Black Cardstock
Bermuda Bay Cardstock
Cajun Craze Cardstock
Crushed Curry Cardstock
Pool Party Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Tuxedo Black Memento Pad
Coastal Cabana Stampin' Blendabilities Markers
Daffodil Delight Stampin' Blendabilities Markers
Accessories & Tools
Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Beach House Designer Washi Tape
Gold 1/8" Ribbon
Envelope Punch Board
  1. Create envelopes from Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, and Pool Party Cardstock using the Envelope Punch Board.
  2. Cut a 12" x 1" piece of Whisper White Cardstock. Adhere a Tea Lace Paper Doily to the back of the cardstock and wrap the piece around the stack of newly created envelopes.
  3. Stamp "It's your day" in Memento Black ink on the center of the Whisper White strip. Color the letters with Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers.
  4. Add a strip of Beach House Designer Washi Tape and tie Gold 1/8" Ribbon around the stack.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Vacation Day 3

Yes, another container. This one is holding a bag! How fun is that? 

So Grateful for You Treat Box

Holiday Home Stamp Set
Pumpkin Pie Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Tuxedo Black Memento Pad
2014-2016 In Color Stampin' Write Markers
Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker
Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Write Marker
Accessories & Tools
Color Me Autumn Designer Washi Tape
Polka Dot Tag a Bag Gift Bags
Natural & Old Olive Two-Tone Trim
Big Shot
Fry Box Bigz L Die
Homemade Holiday Framelits Dies
Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

Monday, September 22, 2014

Vacation Time 2

What a cute little gift box? I have got to order these take out boxes. Yes, I am a sucker for boxes and containers!

Teacher Gift

Project Life Day to Day Stamp Set
Playground Project Life Card Collection
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools
Takeout Boxes
Playground Project Life Accessory Pack
Island Indigo 1/4" Cotton Ribbon

Sunday, September 21, 2014

Vacation Time!

Attention blog viewers. I am on vacation this week and I will see if I get internet in Mexico where we are staying. If I do, and I can, I will post some of our dive photo's! In the meantime, I am posting some ideas that I have taken from Stampin' Up! Enjoy and see you soon!

Halloween/Autumn Pages (12" x 12")

Project Life Day to Day Stamp Set
Project Life Holiday Cheer Stamp Set
Project Life Point & Click Stamp Set
Project Life Remember This Stamp Set
Basic Black Cardstock
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Hello Honey Classic Stampin' Pad
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad
Jet Black StazOn Pad
Project Life Journaling Pens
Accessories & Tools
Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack
Big Shot
Perfect Print Numbers Bigz Die
Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies
Word Bubbles Framelits Dies

Saturday, September 20, 2014

For All Things

I know I am in the minority but I don't like fall. I am a real spring/summer girl! I say bring on the 90's and the flowers and the hummingbirds etc...Fall means that the garden is completely changed or shriveled, the hummingbirds move to warmer climates. No butterflies...sniff, sniff. It also means reagweed...coughing, sniffing and sneezing. So, that being said I have to convince myself to make fall cards and then to send them. I made this one using the new For All Things set. It has such pretty images. I cased a card or 3 that I saw on Splitcoast for this one.

Friday, September 19, 2014

While the Wipe is Wet...

Well, the wipe was wet and the ink was still good so I made another quick tag using the same stamp and put together a quick little bag for a gift bag. These bags are so cute and they are waxed on the inside so you can add some fresh cookies and have a treat to go that will not 'leak' through the bag.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Ornamental Pine Luminary

While I had my Ornamental Pine out and dreaming of Christmas...I went about to make a luminary. Now I have never made one though they have been around forever. I used 2 pieces of 4.5 x 11" Real Red card stock and scored them at 4.25 and 8.5. I cut them at 8.75. I used my Big Shot and the star dies to make a star in all 4 sides. I stamped the pine onto vellum using Always Artichoke and added that to the inside of the stars. I put it all together added a candle and Voila!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Freaky Friends

While the title of the stamp set may describe some of my peeps...it is just the title of the stamp set and NOT a commentary on my friends. I made a quick little 4.5 x 4.5 inch card for this one. I used some of the cute Motley Monsters DSP and took all my colors from that DSP. I used Tangerine Tango, Crushed Curry, Sahara Sand and Whisper White. I think it turned out really cute.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

CASING Too Many Cats

I found her card on Splitcoast and loved the simplicity of it so I used the colors for this challenge and changed my sentiment because I needed a thank you note for a friend.  I am such a sucker for CAS cards. Love these feathers. I don't know why I have never gotten any feather stamps before. They are so pretty and especially with the framelit! Stamp set is Four Feathers and the sentiment is Four you.
I used one of the gift notes to make this card.

Monday, September 15, 2014

The Paper Players Color Challenge #213

Been a while since I played with a 4 color challenge! It took me several tries to get it like I wanted it too. I used the Baby Wipe technique and it took me a couple of baby wipes. I just couldn't get the ink right. Finally I settled on this one. I used some of the Blackberry Bliss DSP from the Moonlight DSP paper stack. I added the ribbon and it still needed something so I used the Big Shot and the new Fun Fall framelets for the little leaves. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Christmas Kisses in a Bag

It is never too early to start working on Christmas projects. Christmas is a Big Deal so let's put some time and energy into it, right! I made a little bag to hold some candy and I chose to put kisses in since I  had a bunch sitting on my desk. I used some of the Santa and Co. DSP to make my bag. I then took Whisper White and stamped an image from the Cheerful Christmas set. I used  my Big Shot to cut it and then sponged the edges. I tied a bow to hold it shut and that is it! Quick and easy.  Yum!

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Christmas vs. Fall Colors

This is the challenge. To make a card using these very fall colors. I was putting together my new stamp sets and decided that a fall colored Christmas card might work. So, I went to make one using these colors with Ornamental Pine. I can totally see a tree in the color of Artichoke but the ornaments or what in the other colors??!!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Another Halloween Goodie

I was perusing around Pintrest for the fall and found the cutest little Halloween sucker. Well, I don't have any suckers so I simply made mine to hold 2 kisses. It works just as well and is still fun and delicious. I started with a piece of 5 x 2 Pumpkin Pie card stock. I scored it at 2" and 3".  I folded it on the score lines and set it aside. I then punched 2 small and 1 large oval from Pumpkin Pie. I sponged the edges with Basic Black and had drew a Pumpkin face. I used the Bird punch to make the vine with Old Olive. I added kisses making them stick with the Snail tape and put it all together. I stamped the ribbon on and stapled it shut using the new mini stapler.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Halloween Hello Card

I am using some of my retired sets and stuff that I could not part with when I moved last year. Hey, they might have landed in the new catalog. It turns out that they didn't carry them over but I have them and decided to play with them today. I used Gorgeous Grunge with Pumpkin Pie and Basic Black. I used last year's Washi Tape and some round punches. The stamp set was called Halloween Hello. Lots of cute images.

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Fall is in the Air??

It is true that I saw a tree or 2 that has got some leaves changing colors but that was in August. I figured it was due to the drought not fall. But on Saturday we woke up to some real fall like weather. It was raining and the high was 66 degrees. Now that feels like fall to me. So, as I was crafting and staying out of the rain I made a couple of fall cards. I am still waiting on new fall stuff to arrive...hurry please. So...

I took the Autumn Accents Bigz and cut some leaves then sponged them with fall colors to make a pretty silhouette. It still needed something so I added a quick leaf. 

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

CCMC319 - Sketch Challenge


Yea! A sketch. I love sketches when your MOJO is not going well. All you have to do is take the sketch, substitute your own colors and DSP and voila! You have a card. That is how it went with this one. Also, it is a fall theme for them for I did fall too. Actually, I am in a fall mood which if you know me, is NOT like me. I do not typically like fall just because it follows with winter (my least favorite time of year)! Any way, back to my card. I started with the Moonlight DSP stack. I am loving the Blackberry Bliss and the Hello Honey colors. I used Sahara Sand for the card, then I layered the DSP on a piece of Blackberry Bliss. I used the Autumn Accents for my elements and the sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. And that is all I have to say about that!

Monday, September 8, 2014

A Fall Card

Ok. so while I had out my Big Shot and the Autumn Accents Bigz die I figured I might as well cut another leaf or 2. I cased a card I found on Pintrest to make this one. It was simple and so pretty. I think it was done by Iguanastamp! I used 2 of the new In Colors on it...Tangelo Twist and Hello Honey. The sentiment is from Four You. I found a sketch for this card too. It is The Paper Players. See it here.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Monday Lunchtime Sketch Challenge 330 (TSSC330)

Again, I feel like my MOJO is not working so well right now but I am trying to get it back by playing with some challenges. I did get my room cleaned a little bit before I could play. So, today I used some of the Confetti Celebration DSP for my card. I actually took a card I had messed up and dressed it up by using the DSP to cover the original 'booboo.' Enjoy!

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Creative Challenge Club 11

Whew! I found these colors rather challenging this week. I don't have any of the new stamps or the fall stamp sets yet. They should be here next week so I had to improvise a bit. I opened my scraps stash and found a file folder card already punched and ready to be embellished so I used it for this challenge.  I used the Really Good Greetings set and the happy birthday is from the Something to Say set. Keeping it Real.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Thank You Card

Well, I have had a busy and crazy work week! I don't know about you but some weeks are just like that. Of course, Monday was a holiday. Then I was in training's on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Different ones that just fell back-to-back. I had to call on some of my school secretaries to look out for my diabetics and one school has 3! I made a special card for this gal because she had to go above and beyond for me. I made a Z fold card that I saw on a video on Dawn's website. I used Tangelo Twist and Very Vanilla for my card.  Thanks, Denise! And the card turned out nicely too!

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Help! I am a Messy Stamper!

OK, is there anyone else out there who is messy? I am usually kind of organized...at least I know where most things are but I am always leaving something out instead of cleaning up right away. Not with the dishes, not with the laundry...just with the paper crafts. Help! I need some serious organizing!

Any and All Suggestions taken!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Stampin' Up! You Tubes!


Check out all of these new You Tubes for tutorials from Stampin' Up! Keep 'em coming! Click the image above for full access.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Rustic Wedding Table Décor – August Bonus Project

Posted: 30 Aug 2014 03:00 AM PDT
Rustic wedding themes are all the rage right now, and these three projects would make wonderful rustic decorations for it. Learn how to make a mason jar rustic-looking, to tint a mason jar, and make two different types of roses with punches.

Rustic Wedding Table Decor

This beautiful bonus project comes to you designed by Christy!

To get  the instructions for Christy’s project, subscribe to August and meet one of the bonus project requirements of subscribing to two or more months in a row, putting the Craft Project Central badge on your blog, or referring a friend and when they subscribe, letting us know. 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Grateful Card

For All Things Stamp Set
Blackberry Bliss Cardstock
Sahara Sand Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper
Watercolor Paper
Blackberry Bliss Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Crushed Curry Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories & Tools
Color Me Autumn Washi Tape
Linen Thread
Gold Basic Metal Buttons
Stampin' Dimensionals
Aqua Painter
Spray bottle and water
  1. Fold the Sahara Sand Cardstock in half to create the card.
  2. Tear the bottom of the 4-5/8" x 3-3/8" Blackberry Bliss Cardstock to create a distressed edge and adhere it to the card.
  3. Stamp the leaf images in Blackberry Bliss, Crumb Cake, and Crushed Curry ink on the 4-1/2" x 3-1/4" Watercolor Paper. Spritz the stamped images with water. Stamp "For you" in Crumb Cake ink under the leaf images.
  4. Ink a wet Aqua Painter using the Blackberry Bliss pad, then tap the Aqua Painter on your finger over the card to spatter ink onto the stamped Watercolor Paper.
  5. Tear the Watercolor Paper to create a distressed edge and adhere it to the card.
  6. Stamp the banner shape in Crushed Curry ink on Whisper White Cardstock. Stamp "Grateful" in Crumb Cake ink on the Crushed Curry banner shape. Cut out the banner shape and adhere it to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  7. Tear a 1-1/2" x 1/2" piece from a sheet of Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper (Soft Suede diamond pattern). Adhere it to the card.
  8. Adhere a 2" strip of Color Me Autumn Washi Tape (Blackberry Bliss) to the front of the card.
  9. Thread Linen Thread through the Gold Basic Metal Button and adhere it to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals.