Thursday, December 4, 2014

Hello Christmas


Hello there!  I am very excited to share my latest Christmas card with you, it was fun making this card since I had a great color scheme to start with.  Pals Paper Arts has a festive color challenge this week, so create something fun, and link it up to have a chance to be a PALS pick!

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I am going to start with the background of my card.  I have wanted to make this for a while, and with these colors this week, I knew I had to do it.  First I embossed my cherry cobbler card stock with the large polka dot embossing folder, then I punched a bunch of very vanilla circles with my 3/4 inch circle punch, making sure to cover all circles.  I made it a little larger than I needed so I could trim the extra off the side with my paper trimmer for perfect edges.

I love, love how all of our papers, ribbons, and embellishments all match up.  It's so easy to get a coordinated look.


Hello... I love this Hi There stamp set, the images stamp PERFECTLY, and are just beautiful.  I was going to do "Christmas Hello", but ended up on "Hello Christmas" since the placement lined up better, either way, you can always make your own sentiment by meshing two different stamp sets. The Christmas stamp was from the November MPP.

I could not pass up the champagne glimmer paper that was still out on my table, I added it because all Christmas cards need some glitter, right?

Gold buttons, woodgrain embossing folder, deco label framelits, cherry cobbler seam binding ribbon, gold bakers twine anyone?  They are all dressing on this pretty card.


This is another of my favorite cards for the Holiday season, it should mail ok as well, which is a plus. I do hope you will join us Pals this week, there will be some fabulous cards, I am sure!

All of these supplies can be found at my ONLINE STORE  but hurry, time is running out to get your Christmas projects completed and sent out.  Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Online Extravaganza


Online Extravaganza starts on Monday with select items and bundles at discounted prices. Plus, there will be limited-time doorbusters on November 24 and December 1. You don't want to miss them! This sale lasts from November 24 through December 2, or while supplies last. 

Learn more about these deals and discover which products (including select Textured Impressions Embossing Folders) are going on sale here.

During Online Extravaganza, a few of our past Paper Pumpkin refill kits will be 20% off and available to ALL customers. (Please note that refill kits do not include stamps or ink.) On Monday, we will add two new kits to the existing Paper Pumpkin past kits offering (available to current subscribers only). 

Visit www.stampinup.com/paperpumpkin on Monday to see the latest kits available. 

Check out the specials in the comfort of your own home, contact me if you have any questions!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Oh Santa!


Hello there!  Have you made your first Christmas card of the season?  Well this is mine, and I am happy to say "bring on Christmas"!  Let's jump start your Christmas card stash with this great sketch from the Pals Paper Arts.  Link up before Tuesday at noon, ET for your chance to be a PPA pick!

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As soon as I saw the sketch, I knew a gate fold card that resembled Santa would be perfect.  Out came my hoarded shimmery white card stock, champagne glimmer paper and gold buttons.  Gate folds are very easy, you just have to have an element to help hold the "gate" closed.


I was going to have my sentiment from November's My Paper Pumpkin hold Santa's belt closed, but I thought that holly berries and leaves would work nicely.  The flower fair framelits and punched red circles made cute and different holly leaves.


It's hard to see, but the white is shimmery white card stock, it's one of my favorite ways to add some oomph to your projects.


I had a fun time working on this card, it was a great way to usher in the Christmas season.  I know you are all super busy, but now is the time to start your Christmas projects.  Stampin' Up! has some wonderful supplies that can help you achieve a perfect handmade Holiday.  You can shop at my ONLINE STORE right now to plan your projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!


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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Thankful for You!


Hello there!  Thanksgiving is upon us, now that Halloween is in the past.  The Pals Paper Arts have a great color challenge this week, just perfect for jump starting your Thanksgiving projects.  Grab your provisions and create something fun, link it up by Tuesday, November 11, for your chance to be a Pals Pick!

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So y'all know that I love to make a turkey card each year, you can see the previous cards HERE and HERE.  This year I thought the Four Feathers bundle would be a fun way to update my turkey, of course I had to add gold to really add some shine.

The owl builder punch makes a great turkey body just by snipping the ears off, the heart that is included in that punch makes a great waddle.  I used gold foil paper for added shine.  This is my second try making a turkey using the four feathers bundle, I will share my first try at the end of the post.


This Thankful for You stamp was included in the October My Paper Pumpkin kit, it was just what my card needed.  Have you tried the new venetian crochet trim?  It is soft and delicate and so very pretty. A Gold button and bakers twine ties all of the gold together.


It was quite fun trying to come up with a new way to make a different turkey, Tate loves it and proclaimed it "cute".


Here is my first turkey that I made, I loved the embossed gold, but it turned out bigger than I anticipated and was too much for the card.  I was going for a more elegant looking turkey, and I think this one works that way.  I will have to incorporate into a banner or table decoration.

So grab your Four Feathers stamp set and matching Feathers framelits dies and create something different than what you might suspect.



We have been keeping busy as usual!  Mackie's high school sailing is in full swing with a regatta a few weeks ago at the Coast Guard Acadamy.  Tate decided on Batman for Halloween, he so loves to trick or treat!

I am always Thankful for You, my loyal blog readers, I truly appreicate you.  Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!


Thursday, October 16, 2014

Ghoulish Greetings


Hello there!  Halloween seems to be one of my favorite holidays of the year.  I usually do all kinds of projects, and what better way than to start than with a sketch?  We have a fun sketch for you over at the Pals Paper Arts this week, so grab your provisions and create something.....ghoulish!



I always start my cards with one of the Stampin' Up! DSP packs, it is a great way to begin the creative process. Motley Monsters DSP is a cute take on Halloween, with great colors and patterns. The fun tangerine tango two tone trim helps add dimension with a fun ribbon curl.


I thought that the cute monsters from the Freaky Friends needed thought bubbles, so the Just Sayin' stamps were colored with stampin' write markers along the edge to provide a border for the Ghoulish Greetings.  With a quick zip through the big shot with with matching word bubbles framelits, the monsters are talking to each other.  By the way, the skeleton stamp is Tate's favorite stamp set of the bunch!


Think outside your stamp set, use your stamps with others, they like to play with everyone.  With a little planning, you can make your supplies do double time.  What fun Halloween projects are you working on?  I love to hear, and always appreciate your comments.  Thanks for stopping by, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!


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