Sunday, December 16, 2018

I Remembered

Here was a quick card I made with the new Detailed Birthday edgelits and How Sweet It Is designer series paper.    The fabulous sentiment is from the Born Yesterday stamp set from The Project Bin.



Here is my gift tags I made to put on all the presents.   It looks like it is a lot of work, but the hardest part was stamping the Rudolph nose and cutting it out and putting it on top of the reindeer.   The rest was pretty easy once you got in a grove.

The stamp sets used were the Cookie Cutter Christmas, the Labeler Alphabet and the to and from a retired stamp set called Tags & Trimmings.    The top was punched with the gift tag punch and the paper is The Paper Studio.

Christmas Tag Fun


Here is another sneak peak of a new framelit coming in the Occasions Mini in January, it is called Detailed Birthday.    I love all the beautiful details in these dies.    With the Magnetic Platform getting all the nooks and crannies is super easy.   I decided to pair it up with the favorite little elves from the Santa's Workshop designer series paper to make a Christmas tag.    The sentiment comes from the Warm Hearted stamp set. 



I am super excited that I saw that one of my favorite sketch challenges are looking for a new design team member, Freshly Made Sketches.   I have been a fan of their page for many years and I am crossing my fingers that they see something they like in my work and pick me.    I am just bummed that I wasn't able to see it sooner and submit something that last week as well.    I was in the magical land of Disney with my family so this week I am playing catch up on Christmas shopping and playing with new pre-order of Stampin' Up!  goodies.     

The Freshly Made Sketch this week called out for a big bold and wonderful sentiment and what better than the sentiments in the Birthday Cheer stamp set that will be available for purchase in January in the new Occasions Mini catalog.   

I paired it up with the Bottles & Bubbles framelits and the coordinating Bubble Over stamp set.    Some baker's twine and The Paper Studio designer series paper complete the card.

So cross your fingers for me and hope they see my enthusiasm and love of card making and paper crafts along with my dedication to sharing my creativity on my Social Media links: Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Want to see more sneak peaks of Occasions Mini products coming in January,  click here!

Sweet Celebrations

How about some wonderful new sneak peaks coming up in the Occasions Mini in January?    Here is my favorite from the catalog, the How Sweet It Is designer series paper.     So fun and I am loving all the colors!!     Melon Mambo, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Pineapple Punch and Coastal Cabana.

I paired the projects with fun sentiments from the Birthday Cheer stamp set and Hello Cupcake stamp set which you can earn for free in Sale-a-bration.      The enjoy! comes from the Holiday Mini, Takeout Treats.      Baker's twine, rhinestones and sequins add a little bling to the projects!

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Guest Designer

I am super excited to be joining the Cas(e) this Sketch team this week as a guest designer.    If you haven't checked them out it is a must.    I love their sketches.    Wish there were more hours in a day to be able to participate in all the weekly sketch challenges. 

For this week's project I used my favorite Santa's Workshop designer series paper.  I have had so much fun working with with this paper.     The Santa was fussy cut.     The sentiment comes from the retired A Banner Christmas.     The enamel dots come from the Santa's Workshop suite.    

Make sure you check out the other inspiring designers and their take on the sketch and why not join the fun and upload your creation. 

Sunday, November 25, 2018


Thanksgiving is really one of my favorite holidays.    Their is no gift buying, no stuffing of Easter eggs.    The meal itself is pretty easy overall since the turkey is the main course.    It is just a day of getting together with family.    For me Thanksgiving will always be special.    It was the first holiday I shared with my guy.    Here is actually one of our first pictures together at our first Thanksgiving.  I can't believe it's is the 2nd Thanksgiving without him.    

For the scrapbook page, I used the following products, Echo Park Fall is in Air, The Project Bin's Eat Pie stamp set.    I did some masking for the Thankful for and die cut the You from the Celebrate You thinlits.    The strip of Old Olive polka dot paper come from the retired Merry Little Christmas designer series paper.    A wood dots, button and linen thread along with a chipboard pumpkin from the Target dollar aisle complete the project. 

Holly Jolly Elves

If you haven't checked out my blog recently, than you are missing out.   I have had so much fun from the images I fussy cut from the Santa's Workshop designer series paper.    This is by far one of my favorites.    I had a stack of snow drifts I had left over from die cut a previous card.   No die cut goes to waste on my watch.     The were made with the My Favorite Things Stitched Snow Drifts.     I adde some elves, some presents.   I die cut the tree from the Santa's Sleigh.    The sentiment was heat embossed from the Stitched with Cheer.    The snowflake paper was from the retired Candy Cane Specialty Designer Series Paper. 

Snuggle Up

So the first thing I did was fussy cut my Santa's Workshop designer series paper when I got it.   There was so many amazing images that needed to be cut.   I am so glad I did.    Santa sitting on the chair with a warm glass of milk was the perfect pair up with The Project Bin's Keep Warm and Snuggle Up sentiment from the North Pole stamp set.     I die cut the window from the Hearth & Home die.    The sentiment was heat embossed and die cut with the Stitched Shapes.    A strip of designer series paper from Santa's Workshop and baker's twine complete the card.


Here is the Joyful Song sentiment again from The Project Bin.   I decided to go with the same color scheme and added a little bling, silver thread, sequins and rhinestones.    I used the Paper Players sketch of the week for inspiration.     The strip of designer series paper comes from the Festive Farmhouse. 

Choirs of Angels


There is just something about this week's As You See It sketch challenge.   There is so many great project inspirations.   I love the ideas on color blocking.  It totally inspired me to create something with The Project Bin's Joyful Song.     The angel is one I found on Amazon.    The sentiment is from The Project Bin.    Enamel dots complete the card. 

Monday, November 19, 2018

Maybe Christmas

Last but not least is the beautiful tree from Dylusions line called Wood for the Trees.     They remind me of the trees from The Grinch Stole Christmas.     So what better than to pair them with the sentiment from the movie and book.    The sentiment is from KaiserCraft Fa La La stamp set.    The tree was sprayed Fresh Lime Dylusion Spray Ink.     The tree was colored in with my Stampin' Blends and White Gel Pen.     The strip of designer series paper comes from Stacked with Love.    The finishing touch was the button with baker's twine. 

Snowman Holiday


Here is another cutie that made it to my shopping cart the other day in the store.    It's the Crafter's Companion Build a Snowman die.     I love him!!!    He paired up nicely with the Buffalo Check background stamp with red card stock and black ink.       The sentiment comes from a free set I got with my order from My Favorite Things a few years back. 

Magical Unicorn

It never hurts to have a stack of gift cards on hand.   Who wouldn't want to be wished a magical day!    I know I could use some magic some days.    The little unicorn and sentiment comes from the Avery Elle Be a Unicorn stamp set.    The clouds were die cut from the Stampin' Up! Rainbow Builder.    The unicorn was colored in with my Stampin' Blends. 

Merry & Bright


So I was in the craft store, I know it is dangerous.   I found this amazing die from Momenta.    There is just so many things I loved about it!     The best part of the die is that it was easy to get off the die and it really wasn't hard to get all the nooks and crannies out.      Then I walked in their open card stock aisle and found these great buffalo check papers from The Paper Studio.    I know we have the amazing background stamp, but why stamp when the paper is super cheap and already done for you!!