Sunday, June 24, 2018

Gift Cards

End of the school year, means end of the school teacher gifts.    So here is a quick thank you made with the Tropical Chic stamp set and Tropical Escape designer series paper.   I had a few images left over that I stamped that I ended up not using.    So I fussy cut the images.    Add the sentiment.   Die cut the Gift Card.  Some enamel dots complete the project.   

Tropical Chic

Last but not least, my favorite trio of projects made with the new Tropical Chic stamp set and the Tropical Escape designer series paper.    Such beautiful images stamped in new colors, Shaded Spruce, Granny Apple Green and Lovely Lipstick.     White perfect accents colored with Sharpies complete the card.

Love and Prayers

Out of all The Project Bin stamps.   My absolute favorite is the Kinda Sorta.     So many beautiful sentiments.      How beautiful is the I don't have all the answers but I do have love and prayers.      I paired it up with the Pebbles Garden Party designer paper.     Baker's twine completes the card.

Happy Moment

I was going through old photos and found this gem.       It's me and my guy at a Bruce Springsteen concert.    I love this picture of us.    It makes me smile.     It was an easy page to put together.   I used the We Are Family  Echo Park kit.      I die cut the love from the Momenta die. 

Pineapple Birthday

I have been wanting to make a pineapple card.    I saw a few on Instagram and they have been staying with me.      The pineapple comes from Momenta.    I stamped it in Pineapple Punch and Lemon Lime Twist.     The sentiment is a Little Yellow Bicycle die cut paired up with Lawn Fawn Happy.    The designer series paper comes from The Paper Studio.

Happy birthday cupcake

It's been a busy week overall.   Not only was there a graduation, but my little niece also turned 6.   I can not believe she is 6.    Time is flying by.     I wanted to make a fun card for her.    She loves cupcakes and figured why not put smily faces on it along with the balloons.    So I thought of Lawn Fawn, but I didn't own any Lawn Fawn birthday sets.    I have a feeling one maybe in my future.    So I made my own.    I stamped the cupcake from Imaginisce.     The balloons come from the Birthday Bright set.    The sentiment is Verve Small Packages.     The smily faces come from the Lawn Fawn Love You a Latte set.   The images were colored in with my Stampin' Blends and Chameleon Markers.  Lastly the designer series paper comes from Martha Stewart Modern Festive and enamel dots complete the card.

Congratulations Grad!

I had two graduations the last couple of weeks.    One was for my niece who graduated from kindergarten and the second was my Godson who graduated from 8th grade.     I wanted to make a fun graduation card.   So I decided upon an emoji card.    I had the smily face from a Recollections set I have had for some time.  The graduation hat comes from an old set that I have had forever.   The sentiment comes from the BYOP stamp set.    I love the way it came out and it was a hit with my niece.

Celebrating Dads

So last week was Father's Day.   I posted this scrapbook page on Facebook and Instagram, but didn't get to blog about it.    Let's just say it's been a busy couple of days.    Wish there was more hours in a day. 

I knew the sentiment that I wanted to use on the page, Dad, the man, the myth, the legend from The Classic Man stamp set from The Project Bin.     I paired it up with some new goodies that I got from the new Stampin' Up! catalog, the stamp set Rooted in Nature along with the Wood Textures designer series paper.    I even used a new color, Gray Granite along with Early Espresso and Crumb Cake.     I used a strip of the Pebbles Warm & Cozy designer paper pack along with a button and linen thread to complete the project.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

You Bring Out the Silly

This week's scrapbook page I was inspired by the sentiment.    I saw You bring out the silly in me from the Fun is Good stamp set by The Project Bin and my imagination took off from there.    I knew which silly pictures I wanted to use on the page.     I also knew I could use my fun Simple Stories Emoji Love project life cards and embellishments.     My niece is big on emoji's right now so I knew this would be a perfect fit for the page.      Silly pictures are so much easier to take then asking the kids to smile.     I love the silly faces they made.     The strip of designer paper comes from the Pebbles Birthday Wishes collection.    Enamel dots complete the page.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Amazing You

  When I saw this Inspired By picture challenge, I just knew I had to do it.    Not only is there a chance for free stamps which is always a nice incentive, but I just love daisies so I couldn't wait to create something with Daisies!   I have the Daisy Delight stamp set and it was the perfect time to pull it out and create with it.     I was inspired by the design team to create a scrapbook page.   I love that there were design team projects that included scrapbook pages.    I am trying to get back to scrapbooking more.    It makes me so happy to see my photos in projects.      

So here is a picture of my niece from like 3 years ago seems like ions ago.   To make the create the background I just took my ink pads and ran them across the page.     I used Summer Starfruit and Daffodil Delight for the background.    The thinlits used are from the Celebrate You set.    White Perfect Accents were colored with Sharpies.   Baker's Twine completes the card. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018


So Father's Day is around the corner.   Here is another great sentiment from The Project Bin Classic Man stamp set.    I decided to pair it up with some great camouflage paper from The Paper Studio.    The stars were punched and then I punched a circle around them.    Colors are Early Espresso, Crumb Cake and Old Olive.   Enamel Dots complete the card.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

New Catalog Has Arrived!

The new Stampin' Up! catalog has arrived.    Can you believe we are celebrating 30 years!!!    What I can't believe is that I have been around for 14 of those years.    15 if you count the year I was buying their products but still on the fence if I should join.    Best decision ever.     It has brought me down so many wonderful paths.    I really don't know what my life would be like without it.   

You are going to love the new catalog.    We have a color refresh.     Some old color favorites have returned, new ones have arrived which I am super excited to have!      You can also get the Stamparatus now.      New stamps sets, dies, designer papers and accessories.   

Click here to start shopping. 

Click here to download the catalog to your computer and flip through page by page and enjoy all the catalog goodies!

Light You Shine

So here is my second submission for this week's Global Design challenge.    What can I say when I am inspired, I am inspired.       I am really hoping that my designs catch the design team's eye.   I try to use the current products in the catalog, but I there are so many great things in my collection I find it a sin not to use them.     When they only come out a year in the catalog and they retire, it makes me sad especially when you only get a chance to create one card with the set.      That is not the case with High Tide.   It did make it into the catalog which makes me happy, but I am a little upset with myself I only created two card with this beautiful set.     I did use the seagulls more than once at least that is something.  

I made the background with sponging on Mint Macaron and masking with post -its.     The lighthouse was stamped by stamping Night of Navy off on scrap paper and then stamping the lighter shade.   Then Night of Navy was the outline.      Candy dots complete the card.    Can we all tell Stampin' Up! they need to bring candy dots back or enamel dots.     We just need them or maybe I need them! 

Love Never Gives Up

So I decided to play along with Global Design Project team this week.    They are Caseing the Designer this week and they have a call for guest designer for 6 months.    So I decided to put my hat in the ring.    A lot has happened in the past couple of years and I am still trying to find my way.    I am thinking this might me a good way to get back to using my thousands and thousands of Stampin' Up! supplies I have collected over 14 years and maybe even use them in a timely manner.   

What inspired me was Brian King's style.    He always creates wow cards but his style is simple.    He makes you think twice about your stamp collection and makes you wonder why didn't I think of that. 

I pulled out my Watercolor stamp set that has now been sitting on my bookshelf since the middle of August.       What drew me to the set was the fabulous sentiments but than I just haven't been inspired to create until today. 

I used the shapes in the set to create a watercolor scene in a shape of heart.     I think I was inspired by my shirt today which had a outdoor scene inside a heart.     Then I added the Love Never Gives Up sentiment which makes me think of my guy.     He was a fighter to the end and I know he was with me long as he was because we both didn't give up on our life together.     I have a feeling this sentiment maybe even this design will end up on a scrapbook page as well. 

The colors used were Crumb Cake, Pear Pizzazz and Soft Sky.       Baker's twine and a strip of black complete the card.

Best Dad Ever

Here is the card I made for my dad for his birthday.    At first I wanted to do something with tools because my dad is the ultimate handy man then I came up with this idea making my Lawn Fawn Mom & Me stamp set into a masculine card.    The sentiment thanks for sharing your wisdom is so my dad.    He is constantly sharing and teaching all of us.     This card was made for my dad.    He is a wise old owl.     So I made it a dad card by just using my Recollections alphabet and spelled out DAD.    I colored in my owl with my Copics and Stampin' Blends.     True Gentleman buttons and corner rounding complete the card.