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.

Celebrate 40


So we have a busy weekend ahead of us, we are celebrating two birthdays this week.   My brother-in-law is celebrating a milestone birthday and we are also celebrating my dad's birthday.

So here is my card for the 40 year old.   I pulled out the Bottles & Bubbles framelits and the Bubble Over stamp set for the card.     Celebrate comes from the Amazing You stamp set and the second part of the sentiment comes from the Alt & New stamp collection.    The strip of designer paper comes from Simple Stories Let's Party.    The numbers come from the Sizzex Tim Holtz collection.    

I have to say I knew I wanted beer bottles and the number 40, but I wasn't sure what the end result would be and I have to say I am happy with the end result.     

Growing in Unity Winners

So here is the moment you all have been waiting for.....


My Growing in Unity Winners are:    Jean Marmo and Suzi Metcalfe.

I had such a great time creating with Unity and working with their beautiful stamps.     Thank you for all the love and all the comments that were left.      Unity customers are the best!!

Saturday, May 26, 2018


One more scrapbook page for today.  I completely went out of my usual color scheme.    I even used designer series paper for the background of my page.   So not what is usually in my wheel house.     I The designer series paper comes from Simple Stories Life in Color.   I stamped the sentiments from The Project Bin In My Heart stamp set.    It also has a coordinating die for the heart and the xoxo.     The love comes from a large Recollections die.    The hearts in a row were diecut from the Mini Treat Bag die.   Enamel dots complete the page.

Holy Guacamole

So I got the No Way stamp set from Avery Elle and I knew I wanted to create a fun card with such gets sentiments like Holy Guacamole.    I went through Pinterest and eventually came up with this fun fiesta design.    I bought the Fiesta Time die and Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and I have not created as many cards as I thought I would with all the fun designs in the paper pack.   The banner was die cut and then colored in with my Stampin' Blends.    Enamel dots complete the card.

You rock my world

So I have the My Favorite Things Dienamcis Accent It Rock and Roll and Document It Rock on stamp sets for a long time.    I have used them on a few cards through out the years, but I was never so happy to have the stamp sets and coordinating die than when I went to create this scrapbook page of my guy.       They worked perfectly.    There is die cut guitar in the set, but I really like the Epic Celebrations guitar and it gave me a chance to add a little color and detail to the page.     The designer series paper is from Crate Paper Route 66.   Enamel dots complete the card.

Moments they change you

So I have been having a little fun and getting back to the roots of paper crafting for me and scrapbooking.     Card making is fun and you can finish a card quickly if you are inspired, but scrapbooking is forever.   It takes moments and helps you remember details that you will soon forget after the picture was taken.    I wanted to remember this time in my life.    So many things have have happened and so much has changed.   I am still trying to figure out things, but scrapbooking has helped.    It is a cheaper than therapy, but than again if you saw my craft stash you would wonder if that was true! 

To finish off my Growing in Unity week, I also created a scrapbook page that I wanted to share.    You don't need to post on this project to get free stamps.   I should be picking a winner tomorrow.   

Here is the Unity Moment by Moment stamp set.    So many great sentiments and I love the butterflies in the set.   I created the background with my ink refills and my aqua painter.     The designer paper comes from The Paper Studio. 

Red, White and Boom

So a little fun for you this Memorial Day, here is the fun sentiment from the Red, White and Boom stamp set from The Project Bin.    I pulled it out to make a cute little tag to put on gift package of goodies when bringing a little something to your memorial day festivities. 

The sentiment was heat embossed on red and navy card stock and then I cut it up to put on this tag vertically.     I added some white stars on top of red and blue card stock.     American Pebbles designer paper was added along with a button, twine and satin ribbon to finish the tag.

Happy Memorial Day!

Remembering you on Memorial Day

This weekend is about the brave service men and women who keep this country safe.   They are the ones who and answer the call of service when asked what they can do for our country.   The JFK quote, Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country, sums up the armed forces without them we would not be in the land of the free.   I know we all complain about a 101 things everyday, but we should honored and grateful to live in the land of the free because of the brave.   

Here is my guy so many years ago when he was in the Navy.     I remember him every day not just this weekend,  but I know I wanted to create a page and honor his service to this country. 

The page has a collection of so many products from craft stash.    Stickers and die cuts from Bo Bunny, K & Company, Carta Bella Yacht Club Ephemera.   Alphabet stickers from Bella Blvd.  Designer paper from Echo Park Getaway and Pebbles Everyday.   The great JFK sentiment comes from the Stampabilities stamp collection.