Saturday, May 30, 2020

Ink.Stamp.Share Sneak Peek at NEW products!

Good morning my friends! Oh boy! Oh Boy!!! It's time for the BRAND NEW 2020-2021 Annual Catalog release! I can't wait to share it with you all! It's absolutely SPECTACULAR!!!!

I decided to feature the "World Of Good" product suite.  Right away, I knew I was in love with this collection of world traveler themed products.  The Beautiful World Stamp & Die Bundle create some really amazing sentiments and images.  It's well worth looking into!

This Fancy Z Fold was the perfect design for my card.  I really wanted to show off the incredible sentiments in this set.  And OMG! Take a look at that buckle and the matching Antique Corners! WOW!! Yes, those are part of the collection too! Pair them up with the beautiful Brass Foil Sheets and the Faux Suede 1/4" Trim and PSHEW!!!  You've got an amazing collection!

Ya know what's even cooler than that Brass Globe?  Not much! ha! But take a close look at the Designer Series Paper "Map" on the front of the card.  Yes, it's laced with Brass Foil too!!


Well, that's all for me today my friends.  Be sure to follow the hop around to see everyone else's amazing projects using these all new "sneak peek" products!

Click the "NEXT" button to go to Cindy's blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope you get a ton of inspiration from our hop.  :-) It's always fun to share projects with you!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

Roll Call

If you thought today's card was FAB, then  you will want to check out the coolest thing to happen this summer! Introducing A Beautiful World Summer Virtual Stampin' Escape! 

Get all the details by clicking the image here:

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

PPP Blog Hop A Kit in Color

Hello there! I'm so excited that you're here!  It's time for the Paper Pumpkin Possibilities Blog Hop!  I absolutely adore this blog hop because I love love LOOOOOOOOOVE Paper Pumpkin!

Are you a subscriber?  If so, YAY!!!  You know how amazing it is already!!  If not, Oh my! Why not?!  You should be! Paper Pumpkin is an amazing papercrafting kit that comes right to your door once a month. It could be cards, or treat holders, or who knows what else! That's part of the fun of it! 

This month's kit is really cool because it features a sneak peek of some BRAND NEW colors in the Stampin' Up Collection!  The kit is called "A Kit In Color".  
Let's take a look at the NEW colors: 

Aren't they GORGEOUS!!! I love em!

My contribution to this month's hop is going to be a POCKET CARD.  I chose this because I thought that the pre-printed card bases from the kit were just perfect for a pocket, and I knew I wanted to use that little die cut "frame" negative piece somehow.  

To start with, you'll want to use Tear & Tape so it holds well.  I ran the tape along both sides and the bottom of the inside. I did both sides so that the card would slide evenly into the middle of the pocket. 

Next, I cut a piece of Magenta Madness Cardstock measuring 3 3/8" x 5". 

**I'm kind of cheating using pre-order supplies. HOWEVER, if you sign up for the Stampin' Up starter kit, you can also pre-order fun new products from the 2020 catalog before anyone else! :-D Trust me, it's worth it!
(Talk to your demonstrator, or me if I'm yours or you don't have one already!)**

I layered on a 3 1/8" x 4 3/4" piece of Whisper White Cardstock.

Then, I carefully trimmed the "leftover negative frame" from the die cut scraps in the kit.  This is the border that's left after you punch out the fabulous "striped panel".  I used liquid glue to attach it to the front of the White Cardstock. 

As you can see from this photo, I stamped "You're Amazing" in the included Misty Moonlight ink and the little orange "rays" are Pumpkin Pie. 

The front of the pocket was created pretty much the same as the kit instruction. 

Don't forget to click the "NEXT" button to be taken over to June's blog where you're sure to find even more inspiration for this incredible kit! And be sure to follow the hop all the way back around to where you started from, so you don't miss any of the amazing alternative projects!

Thanks so much for stopping by today my friends! I'm sure you'll find lots of fabulous ideas to get that kit used up!  Remember: Send a card. Don't hoard your cards! :-D

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you're not already subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, now is DEFINITELY the time! 

Next month's box is also going to have a special design and the theme is SUNSHINE! Think Sunshine boxes, as in surprise GIFT BOXES! It's gonna be SO MUCH FUN! You don't wanna miss out on it! 

You can sign up for Paper Pumpkin by clicking HERE. Or, if you'd like to order 3, 6, or 12 months pre-paid up front, you can simply click one of the images below to be taken directly to my website to order!  I'd love to have you as one of my Paper Pumpkin Groupies! We have a FACEBOOK PAGE, I do a live kit assembly each month, AND we share lots of alternative projects too!

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Pressed Petals Class To Go  (While Supplies Last)
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The Everything Is Rosy Class To Go is available as a kit or a PDF tutorial only 
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Monday, May 25, 2020

Stampers Showcase Blog Hop: Summertime! Summertime!

Good morning my friends! How are you today?  I hope you had a great weekend!  It's time for the Stampers Showcase Blog Hop!!! YAYAYAYA!!!  This month's theme is all about SUMMERTIME!

Around here, a lot of folks play golf. Especially in the summertime!  So I decided to use the Country Club Suite of products for my project today.

I love all the bright colors in this collection and Argyle is a fabulous print!

See how I made that fantastic border around the Father's Day plaque in today's Make It - Monday Youtube video!

As exciting as today's project is, you'll find even more FANTASTIC projects along the hop! So be sure to click the NEXT button and head over to Miss Jessica's post to find more incredible Summertime Inspiration!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you'd like to purchase the supplies I used to create today's card, simply click one of the images below to be taken directly to my website. Enjoy!

Product List

Saturday, May 23, 2020

FREE Honey Bee Class!!

Did you miss out on that GORGEOUS Golden Honey Designer Series Paper?  

Have you been thinking about getting the Honey Bee bundle? 

Now's the time!

NOW through the end of May (May 31st, 2020) you can purchase the Honey Bee bundle and receive a FREE Card Class featuring the bundle AND some of that incredible Designer Series Paper! 

Simply visit my website and order the bundle (or an equivalent value of products if you already have the bundle), USE THIS HOST CODE: FDVKJ3YB, and you will receive the class by mail.  

Click the image to go directly to the bundle.

Once you place the qualifying order,  I will send you an email with the Class PDF tutorial. 

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions. :-)

I can't wait to see you in class!

Friday, May 22, 2020

A Beautiful World Blue Ridge Summer 2020 Stampin' Escape

Hello explorers! Join Wendy and me, as we come together to bring you the Ultimate Virtual Summer ESCAPE! It’s just what you need for your summer getaway!

Your kit will include products to create fabulous cards, tags and 3D gift-able projects. Join us at your leisure (in your string bikini if you like), while connecting to other crafters in an exclusive Facebook group!
A Beautiful World Blue Ridge Summer Stampin’ Escape offers:
  • A convenient online format via a Private Facebook Group.
  • A collection of fantastic Stampin’ Up! Products!
  • 12 GORGEOUS Make & Take project kits!
  • Video PLUS PDF Tutorials for ALL 12 projects!
  • Games, Prizes and even some BONUS projects!
And you don’t even need your passport!
Online Event:
  • Once your kit is shipped, you will receive an invite to the Private Facebook Group (approx. 7/10/20)
  • We will kick off the event on 7/17/20, with the projects being shared on 7/18/20. We know how busy life can be, so it is designed for you to enjoy anytime. You’ll have access to ALL the content for as long as you like.
If you choose NOT to participate in the Facebook group, your project PDFs will be emailed to you when your kit ships out.
Your kit:
Your kits will include the NEW Beautiful World Bundle (Beautiful World Stamp Set and World Map Dies) plus so much more! You keep all the leftovers. These project kits are perfect for stampers of any skill level.
Purchase your A Beautiful World Blue Ridge Summer Stampin’ Escape Kit for only $99.00 (USPS Priority Shipping included).
Registration ends Monday June 15, 2020.
Register below, and add on an OPTIONAL BONUS class worth packing your traveler’s bag for!
  • Adventure Awaits BONUS Class: Make an incredible explosion box with lots of fun layers and a fabulous suitcase & notecard gift set. Cost:$45

*If you would like JUST the tutorials of all 12 escape projects, there is an option for that as well! 

If you have any questions before you register, please don't hesitate to ask.  You can email me or send me a message on Facebook.

Our Stampin' Escapes are such a FUN time! You don't wanna miss out!  Register today!

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

The Everything Is Rosy Class To Go is available as a kit or a PDF tutorial only 
(while supplies last).  Click the image to register and get more details! 

A card for the broken hearted....

Those who have had the pleasure of having a "fur baby" or "man/woman's best friend" or "companion" or whatever you choose to describe them...... Know the utter joy of being a pet owner/partner. 

In a world of chaos and confusion, there is always one constant at home. Our best friends, our companions, our babies are always there to show how happy they are to see us home again.  While some may say that they are "just animals", we lucky ones know the truth.  They are the best of us! Irreplaceable. Sometimes our sanity. And often times, our whole world.

My fur babies are Layla and Gunner.  My faithful sidekicks, and trusted companions. The sweetest, kindest, most loving puppers on the planet. Unless you try to lay a finger on me of course! lol.  Then they're rearing to go to protect me. 

They totally look "ferocious" don't they? lol. Unconditional love runs both ways.  And even though I know they're getting older, the idea that I will someday have to say goodbye is already a devastating thought.

One of my sweet friends lost her fur baby this past weekend. She is heartbroken, and I completely understand.  I wanted to send her a card, to let her know I was thinking of her. 

Thanks to Stampin' Up for always seeming to have just the right stamps for us!  The Happy Tails Stamp set is on the retiring list, but I plan to hang on to it for a long time to come. I love the puppy dog that you can add spots and patches to, and the sentiments are just PERFECT!
There's a lot of two step stampin' going on with this set too.  You have the option of dalmation type spots, or lucky type patches, plus the dog has a collar.  And the hearts two step, as well as the dog house.  And check out those fabulous sentiments! LOVE IT!

I love the color combination here. I think it fits well for a fur baby card. I used the little paw print stamp to create a background on the scalloped rectangle.  It definitely draws the eye in!  The sentiment is beautiful too.  On the outside it says "So sorry for your loss". On the inside it says "A Best Friend leaves a paw print on  your heart".  It's so true! 

I used a lot of layers and a bit of dimension too.  I really like the look of it and it adds to the quality of the card. 

If you have a fur baby that you love, be sure to hug it extra tight today. We don't get to have them in our lives nearly long enough.

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting!

If you don't have the Happy Tails set in your collection, you really need it! There's also one called Nine Lives if you're more of a kitty person. :-) No judgments on which is better. I'll add them both to this list.  Just click the image of the item you'd like to purchase, and it'll take you directly to my website Enjoy!

Product List
1-1/4" (3.2 Cm) Circle Punch
1-1/4" (3.2 Cm) Circle Punch

The Everything Is Rosy Class To Go is available as a kit or a PDF tutorial only 
(while supplies last).  Click the image to register and get more details!