Monday, May 15, 2017

Another Manic Monday

It feels like a 'manic Monday' around here!  May just started, but when I look at the calendar I realize that it's half-way through the month already.  With the addition of a new puppy to our household,

and continuing to work on finishing our house remodel things are a bit hectic!  Needless to say, I've been a bit behind in posting on my blog and on getting much stamping done as of late.  Here are the projects we made in April at classes & club.

Hope you find some inspiration to go and create something beautiful!  If you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd be happy to help you find what you need for those stamping projects.  Visit my store at

Happy stamping!

Friday, March 31, 2017

March Class Projects

 For the classes this month, I focused on the Balloon Adventures stamp set and coordinating Thinlits. There were so many great project ideas that I saw that were made with this bundle, but here is what I decided upon.

I've had customers wanting me to share the card-in-a-box for some time now.  This simple card (yes, it really is fairly simple) was designed by fellow demonstrator Kara Golby.  She made a video that I think explains the process very well. 

I loved the simplicity of this birthday card that could be for any age or gender depending on the colors used.  The original card idea came from another talented demonstrator, Nikki Spencer.

Finally, I couldn't finish the classes this month without sharing an Easter treat bag.  This cute little bag is made using a piece of designer paper measuring 6 inches by 4-1/2 inches.  A great way to use up some of that paper that I'm sure you too have sitting around.  

Thanks for stopping by!  
Happy stamping.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Anyone?

  •   I love the convenience of Paper Pumpkin! Every month an all-inclusive kit arrives in my mailbox with everything ready to go for a fun project.  Everyone gets a FREE gift from Sara inside their April Paper Pumpkin kit.  Subscribe by April 10 to get yours! 

Thursday, February 23, 2017

February Class Projects

With the remodeling of my house ongoing, I just don't get into my stamp room as much as I'd like to. But, when there are classes to prepare for it necessitates stamping time.  Yeah!

Here are the projects we made at my February classes:

Isn't this card beautiful!  I cased the idea from a fellow demonstrator.  You can see her card here.  I simplified the card, changed the colors and the embellishments to my liking.  You can't see it here, but the wings of the dragonfly are given shimmer by using the Wink of Stella clear.  

This simple card was also cased from a fellow demonstrator.  Once again, you can see her creation here, as well as other designs using the same paper and stamp bundle.  With the addition of the glimmer paper stack with Sale-a-Bration, I couldn't resist having a glimmer Bermuda Bay dragonfly.  

Finally, we made this card with the neat technique of using the Brick Wall TIEF after stamping the flower and bee images.  The stamp set is Avante Garden and it's free with a $50 order now through the end of March.

You can find all the supplies to make these cards on my SU! website.  
Thanks for stopping by.  Happy stamping!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Playing with masking

I've been playing with the masking technique.  It's one of the oldest stamping techniques and I often forget about it.

For those who maybe haven't done this technique before, you stamp the image that you want in the foreground first.  Then, you stamp it again on a piece of sticky-note and cut it out for a "mask".  This mask is then placed on top of the stamped image on the card to keep it from getting inked when you stamp the remaining images in the background.  Once the stamping is completed, you remove the mask and color as desired.  Simple and yet so detailed.

For these cards, I used a set I borrowed from a fellow demonstrator friend called Country Livin' as well as the stamp set, In the Meadow.  With the boots card, I used the new watercolor pencils and a blender pen.  For the guitar card, I used markers and ink pads with a blender pen.

In both cases, I stamped the foreground image twice.  Once on the card front and again on a separate piece of card stock that I cut out.  The cut out layer was then popped-up using Stampin' Dimensionals.

From now through March 31st, if you were to purchase both stamp sets and the watercolor pencils, you could pick any one item from the Sale-a-bration brochure for FREE!

I hope I've inspired you to go and create!
Happy stamping!

Thursday, January 19, 2017

January Class/Club Projects

I'm excited to share with you the projects we made this month in my stamp club and classes.   It's so hard when new catalogs come out to know which of the awesome products to use!  However, I chose 2 of my favorites; Yummy in My Tummy & Lift Me Up.

This adorable treat bag would hold a candy bar or many other creative items!

Lift Me Up is such wonderful stamp set, but when you add the coordinating thinlits dies to it; it's awesome!

Here, Lift Me Up is used again but this time to make a desktop calendar with a notepad.

I hope these projects have inspired you!  If you would like to place an order, visit my online store:

Happy Stamping!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Christmas Tags Day 7

For today's Christmas tag post, I'm sharing some cute little tags we made at my adopted upline's meeting back in October.  These are quick tags to make and look so adorable on a gift.

Thanks Terry for such a great project!

Happy Stamping!
And, Merry Christmas.  I likely won't be posting again until after Christmas....but, you never know!

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Christmas Tags Day 6

Don't you love all the details for today's tag?

Donna Rolston designed this beautiful tag.  Everything from the cut gingerbread house to the glittery snow-capped roof and candy accents invites you to come take a bite!

Once again, don't miss out on the 10% discount on the bundle.  The stamp set and coordinating framelits will still be around after the 3rd of January, but not on discount.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Christmas Tags Day 5

Oh, what fun..... 

It is to stamp!  I know you were thinking of something else to finish that phrase, weren't you?

Today's tag was designed by Sue Amentler (she hand-wrote her name, so I'm not absolutely sure of the last name.  Sue, if you see this and I'm incorrect please let me know!).  

I like how Sue used the reindeer punch to make the legs!  This stamp set and coordinating punch will not be retiring, but the bundle will be.  So if you haven't gotten it yet, don't miss out on the 10% discount when you buy the bundle.  

Happy stamping!
Hope to see you tomorrow for another great tag!

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Christmas Tags Day 4

Here is the tag for today!

Today's tag was designed by Eva M Davalos.  It's hard to see in the photo, but the candy cane is embossed using the Real Red Glitter embossing powder.  The sparkle is amazing!  Wouldn't you love to see this gift tag hanging on your gift?  I know I would.

Happy stamping!  Hope you'll stop by tomorrow to see another great tag.

Monday, December 19, 2016

Christmas Tags Day 3

This adorable Christmas tag was designed by Barbara Hussey.  I love all the details she included!
It would make the perfect addition to your Christmas gift, don't you think?  

Although this stamp set and framelit will be carrying over, the bundle (which saves you 10%) will not be available after January 3rd.  

Happy stamping!

Check back tomorrow for another great tag!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Christmas Tags Day 2

Sharing another fabulous tag from the over-the-top tag swap from Onstage.  This one was made by Barbara Welch.   

This tag was made to fit over the opening of a bottle.  What a great addition to a gift!

Thanks for stopping by.  Happy stamping!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Christmas Tags Day 1

When I attended Stampin' Up!'s Onstage back in November, I participated in an over-the-top tag swap.  From that swap, I received some pretty amazing Christmas tags.  I plan to share them with you here each day until Christmas!

Here is the first tag I'm sharing:

This tag was made by fellow demonstrator, Ingrid Weaver.  Hope that it inspires you to go and make a few tags for your Christmas gifts!

Check back tomorrow for another wonderful tag.

Happy Stamping!