Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Fun pop-out birthday card!

This is for Julie Davison's sketch-book challenge! http://juliedavison.blogspot.com/2015/12/pocket-sketch-challenge-1-occasions.html

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Happy Father's Day from the Pooch

Don't have time to write a cute post but wanted to submit this to Mojo Monday in time! (will update later!)

Stamps: D is for Dog, Man's Best Friend, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White CS
Colors: Real Red Ink
Tools: Circle Framelits
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals 

italics = retired product

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Get Paper Pumpkin for 50% off!

It is the perfect time to sign up for Paper Pumpkin - get 50% off your first two months! 

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Use the code SAVE50 to join Paper Pumpkin before 6/10/15, and get 50% off the first two months! After that, keep the creativity coming for only $19.95 + tax per month. (NO additional shipping charge!)

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Mother's Day Cards

Since my mom already received it, I can share the springy card I made for Mother's Day.

I just LOVE this card design. Not too difficult, and packs a big WOW factor. 

To make it extra special, I added a little glitter and made a coordinating envelope. 


I love my mom! Big shout-out to her for sitting at the booth with me for 8+ hours at a craft fair last week! :) One of my best sellers was this adorable little flower pot Mother's Day pocket card (inspired by Julie Davison).


My sisters, best friend, and grandma all received this one from me. I love them all too! :)

FYI - The Blossom Punch & Mixed Bunch Stamp Set are only available through 6/2/15 while supplies last!
Fun Fold Card
Stamps: Mixed Bunch, All Holidays
Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Pool Party, Sahara Sand
Paper: Pool Party Coredinations, Sweet Sorbet DSP, Summer Starfruit CS, Whisper White CS
Tools: Blossom Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Envelope Punch Board
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, 2-Way Glue Pen, Stampin' Dimensionals

Flower Pot Card 
Stamps: Petal Potpourri, All Holidays
Ink: Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Rich Razzleberry, Old Olive
Paper: Rich Razzleberry CS, Whisper White CS
Tools: Flower Medallion Punch, Berry Basket Bigz Die, Big Shot
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals

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Tuesday, May 12, 2015

New Weekly Deals!

These deals are good through Monday, May 18.

Monogram Notecard Sets

I get lots of "orders" for custom gifts and cards from my family. My mom recently bought a set of 10 monogram notecards for a coworker.


The recipient liked them so much, she ordered 3 sets of 5 notecards for birthday gifts! I love changing things up and experimenting with different patterns and color combos. 


Please contact me via email or phone (at the top of my blog) if YOU would like to order something like this!

FYI - The DSP & ribbon listed below are only available to purchase through 6/2/15, while supplies last!

Stamps: Jayne's Type Alphabet
Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon, Calypso Coral, Tangelo Twist
Paper: Whisper White Note Cards & Envelopes, Moonlight DSP Stack, SAB Best Year Ever DSP, Birthday Bash Specialty DSP, Blackberry Bliss CS, Hello Honey CS, Basic Gray CS, Smoky Slate CS, Crushed Curry CS, Coastal Cabana CS, Bermuda Bay CS, Whisper White CS
Tools: 1" Circle Punch, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle Punch, 1-3/8" Circle Punch
Accessories: 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (Hello Honey, Lost Lagoon, Tangelo Twist), SAB Best Year Ever Ribbon (Calypso Coral)

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Friday, March 6, 2015


My sister's birthday was yesterday and I wanted to make her a card using two current stamping challenges. But in the end, it turned out to be a good masculine card so I'll save it for someone else.

My layout inspiration came from Mojo Monday #387 (MOJO387), and my palette came from Color Throwdown #332 (CTD332). The colors reminded me of the Fresh Prints DSP Stack from last year, which included Real Red, Coastal Cabana, and Crumb Cake. I threw in a little Night of Navy to finish it off.

I couldn't wait to use the fun new stamp set "Balloon Bash." How adorably snarky is the #yourewelcome?

Stampin' Dimensionals really take this card to the next level. I cut out both the banner and balloon and propped them up to create a little 3D interest. 

Stamps: Balloon Bash
Paper: Fresh Prints DSP Stack, Crumb Cake CS, Night of Navy CS, Whisper White CS
Colors: Real Red, Coastal Cabana, & Night of Navy Markers
Tools: Paper Snips, Project Life Corner Punch
Accessories: Neutrals Candy Dots, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals 

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Saturday, February 28, 2015

What Color is This Dress?


The latest social media craze inspired me to create a couple of fun, silly cards. If you haven't yet seen "the dress," click the photo below for an interesting article on the subject.


So, which colors do YOU see? ;) I saw the original (middle) photo as white and gold. My informal research found that men are more likely than women to see the original photo as blue & black. The brain is an amazingly interesting organ!

I found the sequin trim to be difficult to control, so I ended up adhering individual gold sequins with glue dots. The striped gold vellum served as the perfect starting point for the dress. I used SNAIL adhesive behind the gold stripes to adhere to the white dress underneath, with no visible adhesive!

Paper: Whisper White CS, Early Espresso CS, Brushed Gold CS, Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum
Tools: Dress Up Framelits, Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot
Accessories: Gold Sequin Trim, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals 

italics = retired product


The lace was a nightmare to adhere onto the back of the dress. I ended up cutting out two blue dresses and sandwiching the lace ends between them. Hopefully it won't unravel!

Paper: Pacific Point CS, Basic Black CS, Basic Gray CS
Tools: Dress Up Framelits, Filigree Frame Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Big Shot
Accessories: Raven 1/2" Lace Trim, Fast Fuse Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals 

italics = retired product

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