Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Holiday Mini Catalog Has Arrived

The Stampin' Up! 2014 Stampin' Up Holiday Mini has arrived.   51 pages of yummy holiday goodies!    There is everything you need to create beautiful cards, scrapbook pages and projects for the upcoming Holiday season.    My absolute favorites are the Making Spirits Bright stamp set with all it wonderful drink sentiments for every upcoming occasion and the Tee Hee Hee stamp set.   Every sentiment you need to send off a witchy card!!

There is a great new Project Life kit that will make scrapbooking the upcoming holiday season fun and so easy!!

My favorite product is the punch board where you can make your own gift boxes!!

The holiday mini will be able until January 5th.

Click here to see projects made with the Holiday Mini on my Pinterest board dedicated to the jam packed mini!

Click here to start shopping the holiday mini!

Click here to download the Holiday Mini to your desktop.

8 Days Left For Paper Pumpkin Half Off

If you haven't tried Paper Pumpkin, now is a great time to sign up--get 50% off your first two months.     It's a surprise kit every month for only $19.95 so it is like Christmas morning every month!   Who would want that!     You can cancel anytime there is no contracts.     Email me if you have any Paper Pumpkin questions!

Offer Dates: July 16, 2014--September 10, 2014
Offer Details: Use the code HALFOFF2 to join Paper Pumpkin before September 10, 2014, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month (shipping included).

Click here to sign up and try Paper Pumpkin!

September Day Crop

Day:   September 27th
Time:  9 am - 6 pm
Please RSVP by September 25th if you will be coming.
Location: Totowa, NJ
Come scrap the day away.    Just bring your photos, paper, adhesives, embellishments and projects and leave the rest of your scrapbook supplies at home.  

Bring a salty or sweet treat to share with everyone as your crop fee.

You have full access to my 100+ punches, Big Shot dies and framelits, 100+ stamp sets and 50+ ink pads.    You will also be able to use my overflowing scrap bins of colored card stock and designer paper.     Drinks and bagels will be provided.
Lunch is not included in the crop fee, we will be ordering take out for those that are interested.

Foxy Foxes Challenge

Moxie Fab World is having a Foxy Foxes Challenge.    One of my scrapbooking buddies gave me some Project Life cards and as soon as I saw these adorable foxes I knew I had to create something with them.    Love these guys!!

Ingredients to make the card: 
Paper:  Basic Black, Blushing Bride, Project Life and Designer Series Paper from a local craft store
Accessories:   Basic Black Baker's Twine, Soft Subtles Candy Dots

Monday, September 1, 2014

Back to School

It's back to school time.   Here is a card to start the school year.   I made it with subway art that I found out on Pinterest.    I love subway art.

Ingredients to make the card:
Paper:  Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Color Me Autumn Designer Series Paper, Mossy Meadow Patterns Designer Series Paper, Index Card
Accessories:  Natural Buttons, Natural Trim, Regal Candy Dots
Tools: Sprial Binder Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder 

Saturday, August 30, 2014

August Gallery Challenge Winner!!!

I am so excited I am the winner of the August Gallery challenge on the Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking site!!!   The challenge is Clip it Up!   The challenge was to make a card for any occasion using clips, whether paper clips, hair clips, clothespins, or bobby pins.      Thank you so much Paper Crafts!!!   I am honored to be selected in the midst of all these amazing designers!! 

Here is a little bit about the project.  I saw these great hair barrettes and knew I wanted to use them on this month's gallery challenge.    The barrette was just perfect to clip the layers for the butterfly.   

Ingredients to make the card:  
Stamp Sets:   Amazing Birthday, Dotty Angles
Ink:   Smoky Slate
Paper:   Whisper White,  So SaffronNeutrals Patterns Designer Series Paper Pack, Watercolor Wonder Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Gold Sequins, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Doilies
Tools:  Beautiful Butterflies Sizzex, Project Life Corner Rounder

Friday, August 29, 2014


 I am so excited this week's Caseing the Catty challenge is to tackle the Home D├ęcor section of the catalog.     So I opened up the catalog to pages 94 – 101.     Page 94 I saw the butterfly wall print and I just knew I wanted to make my own.    I borrowed the Swallowtail stamp set from one of my friends to make my own wall hanging.

To join in the challenges as well as see weekly inspiration, please click here to visit the site.    Please note there is a time difference so if you do not see the challenge posted on Friday, check back a few hours later and it will be up.

Ingredients to make the project:
Stamp Set:   Swallowtail, Metro Type Alphabet
Ink:   Hello Honey, Mossy Meadow
Paper:  Whisper White, Mossy Meadow, Mossy Meadow Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Crushed Curry Polka Dot Ribbon
Tools:  Crop-a-dile

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Amazing Birthday

This week's Inkredible color challenge is:  Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay.    So I decided to pull out the Amazing Birthday stamp set for the challenge.    I used my retired chipboard to use as a stencil and cut out the star.   Then  I sprayed some Smooch Spritz to add a little bling.   

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Amazing Birthday
Ink:   Mossy Meadow, Rich Razzleberry, Bermuda Bay
Paper:  Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Rich Razzleberry Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Rhinestones, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon
Tools:   Project Life Corner Ribbon

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Photo Inspiration

This week's Stamping Royalty brings us photo inspiration.   My eye went immediately to the beautiful gold and teal images.     Here is the Flowering Flourishes stamp set embossed in gold with a teal butterfly.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Flowering Flourishes, Because I Care
Ink:  Versamark
Paper:  Whisper White, Holiday Lounge Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Pearls, Gold Embossing Powder
Tools:   Bitty Butterfly Punch, Heat Gun, Embossing Buddy

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

For All Things

As soon as I saw this week's My Favorite Things sketch, I knew I wanted to use the new fall set that will be available in the upcoming Holiday Mini called For All Things!    I just love the watercolor effect of this stamp set. 

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   For All Things
Ink:  Mossy Meadow, Cajun Craze
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Crumb Cake Patterns Designer Series Paper
Accessories:  Neutral Candy Dots, Natural Buttons, Crumb Cake Seam Binding
Tools:   Circle Framelits, Scallop Trim Border Punch

Monday, August 25, 2014

Forget the Cake!

I don't know which one I love more, the stamp set or this week's Seize the Sketch!   The stamp set is called Making Spirits Bright and it will be in the upcoming Holiday Mini that starts on August 28th.     So many fun drink sentiments for the upcoming holiday season.   There is one for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and even Valentine's Day.    Stay tuned it is one of my favorites so you will see more creations in the future with this beautiful stamp set.

Click here to see this week's Seize the Sketch as well be inspired by all the great creations you can make with this week's sketch.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Dotty Angles, Making Spirits Bright
Ink:  Basic Black, So Saffron, Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride
Paper:  Whisper White, Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush Patterns Designer Paper
Accessories:  Whisper White Button and Baker's Twine, Pearls
Tools:   Banner Punch

Friday, August 22, 2014

CTC Kids

This week we are Casing the Catty and taking on the Kids section of the 2014 Stampin' Up! catalog.    That would be pages 82 – 93.  On page 86, I drew inspiration from the robot card and decided to use the layout of the card for card base.

To join in the challenges as well as see weekly inspiration, please click here to visit the site.    Please note there is a time difference so if you do not see the challenge posted on Friday, check back a few hours later and it will be up.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Simply Sports, Oh Hello, Banner Blast
Ink:   Crumb Cake, Tangerine Tango
Paper:  Whisper White, Tangerine Tango, Crumb Cake, Crumb Cake Patterns Designer Series Paper, Flowerpot Designer Series Paper
Accessories:   Neutral Brads
Tools:  On Film Framelits, Circle Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, 1/2" Circle Punch, Chevron Border Punch

Thursday, August 21, 2014

You are my Sunshine

This week's Inkredible color challenge is:   Hello Honey, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Whisper White.   So I decided to pull out the Ray of Sunshine stamp set for the challenge.  For the sunshine in the challenge I cut each ray out separately and then cut the sun out.     A little time consuming, but overall not too bad.  If I had to line up the rays I am sure I would be even more frustrated.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Set:   Ray of Sunshine
Ink:  Pacific Point, Hello Honey
Paper:   Whisper White, Night of Navy, Pacific Point
Accessories:   Bold Brights Candy Dots

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

ABC – Using Letters

This week at Stampin' Royalty brings us an alphabet stamp set challenge.   So break open those alphabets and get stamping and creating.   So OMG, I decided to use the Metro Type for the challenge.

The challenge will be open 3:00pm (PST) August 25th. Hope you can join us!

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:   Metro Type Alphabet, Gorgeous Grunge, #hello
Ink:  Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Paper:   Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories:   In Color Sequins

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Love Peace & Friends

I am so loving this month's gallery challenge on PaperCrafts Connection.   The challenge is Clip it Up!   The challenge is make a card for any occasion using clips, whether paper clips, hair clips, clothespins, or bobby pins.    I had these great paper clips from the Everyday Occasions Card Kit.    I was flipping through my old Paper Crafts special editions and I saw this great card in the Card Creations Volume 12 that I just wanted my own version.     So here is the card made by Sarah Shewell and here is my version.

Ingredients to make the card:
Stamp Sets:  Tape It, Gorgeous Grunge, Peace, Love and Cupcakes
Ink:  Pistachio Pudding, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush
Paper:  Whisper White, Index Cards
Accessories:  In Color Sequins, Silver Buttons, Everyday Occasions Card Kit, Rhinestones
Tools:  Spiral Punch, Project Life Corner Rounder Punch, Heart to Heart Punch, Owl Punch