Monday, September 18, 2017

Brief Hiatus

Hello Stampers!  I have been on a brief break while my son has been visiting from Hawaii.  He is in the coast guard, and took leave for nearly a month and I have been feeling very blessed because of this.  It also means I haven't been spending time in my craft room!  But, I will be back making regular posts here in a few days as he will be returning home this week.

I hope that you have been enjoying the content here in the past month or so?  I have all kinds of things coming up to share that are brewing around in my head and some exciting news as well.  So keep coming back.

I am also going to start a newsletter!  If you would be interested in receiving a regular newsletter from me, please either leave a comment here, or you can email me at

That's all for now, but I will be back soon!

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Painted Harvest ~ Alternate Variation

I LOVE this stamp set.  It is so gorgeous!!  I made a post awhile back using this stamp set over here, but I am not done using it yet.  And, just because it called Painted Harvest, does not mean it is only for Autumn themed cards.

Look how different it is when using other colors.  I L-O-V-E this card!!  I loved it so much that I decided to do it in Whisper White AND on Very Vanilla to see how it looks.

With The Whisper White version, I stamped the flowers in Pool Party and then Tranquil Tide. Remember, this set is so easy to use because the flowers are created in a 2 step stamp sequence that is a win every time, but builds the dimension that you see.  The leaves are stamped in Wild Wasabi and then I put the accent dots around with Sahara Sand.  The center to the flowers are also stamped in Sahara Sand with Soft Suede accents on top.  I stamped my sentiment with Tranquil Tide on Whisper White card stock and then used the Layering Ovals Framelits and the Stitched Shapes Framelits in my Big Shot to make the beautiful tag.  The card face was then played over some of the beautiful Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper and then I layered the Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon so that it overlapped itself to create the embellishment as shown.  

For the Very Vanilla variation, I created the card face in the same way, and as you can see the effect is some what different and the colors came across a little more warm and soft, but oh, so lovely.  When it came to the ribbon, I added a flat layer of the Very Vanilla Lace Trim over the Tranquil Tide Finely Woven Ribbon.

Which one is your favorite?  I am unsure myself, but they were so fun to make.  I love stamping with this set!!  In fact, I love it so much this is my 2nd blog post about it.  

Because of that, I am going to share a special bonus with you!  For anyone that orders from me in the month of September, I am going to send you something extra special!  So, follow my shopping links above and order from the Holiday catalog, or the Annual catalog, and I will personally send you out an extra special bonus!

Paper Pumpkin

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Eastern Beauty

I have been playing around with this bundle that came out new this year and haven't committed to anything I specifically liked enough to share.  I finally made a couple cards this morning which went together so fast and easy I was amazed with all the fuss I was trying to put into them before.

The Eastern Beauty Stamp set and coordinating Eastern Medallion Thinlits are amazing.  There are so many variations and combinations with this set and I have only shown the tip of the iceberg with these two samples.  In addition to the awesome set, there is all the beautiful paper you could ever imagine in the Eastern Palace Speciality Designer Series Paper.  Gold foil, Dapper Denim, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide.  And they also match perfectly with Very Vanilla as a base color.

So, even though it looks like lots of time went into constructing these beauties, it was really, really fast and simple.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

You Move Me

Today I thought I would try something a little different.  There is a new stamp set in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalog that is a bit different.  It's called You Move Me and its very unique.  The stamps are made in such a way that some of them are interactive.  Here is an example.  *hint* watch the wings fluttering..

Isn't that fun??

The technique is 2 stamps that are stamped on top of each other and then the slotted window that is cut with the coordinating Move Me thinlits set.  Pretty cool, isn't it?

Here is a closer look at the cards and the stamp set.  I would recommend looking into this stamp set for your very own if you're interested in making some card magic!!

Friday, September 1, 2017

2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalog

It's time!!  It's here!  Come and look at what's inside!!

Stampin' Up! finally released their new 2017 Holiday Catalog and I am here to give you the details.  You are going to love the new and fun products that you can now order from September 1, 2017-January 2, 2018.  Here is a link if you want to look right now!!

Once you've decided what you would like to order, follow my links above to get some of this bounty for yourself!  You won't regret it!!   More items to share from the catalog coming up soon!!