Special Reason

Today I had some fun experimenting with the Special Reason stamp set and thinlets. The glittery cs is a new free item for Sale-a-Bration beginning  Feb 21st. You get three colors, 6×6 , 4 sheets of each.


The second card I used Timeless Textures and used both the stamps and coordinating dies. This third card , below, uses a pretty combination of Smokey Slate card stock and Daffodil Delight. This will be one of our club cards this next week. Lots of fun cutouts and layers. Thank you for stopping  by! Have a great weekend!


Snow Day!

This week was a snow day! Our schools were closed four days due to snow! I didn’t get as much stamping done as I had hoped, but I did get some quality time with some new sets…and a few old favorites.

This first card is made with Soft Suede cardstock, Serene Scenery dsp, and the new Easter Message stamp set all from Stampin’ Up. The cross was colored with I like the card, but I usually use spring colors for Easter. Was going to use the sheet with the dandelions, but it didn’t look quite right.

img_0707These next two cards were made with the Timeless Textures stamp set which is one of my go-to sets. Same background on each but I eliminated the splatters on the baby card and rotated the diecuts. The stamps are from Hey Chick and Moon Baby. The dsp is from Cupcakes and Carousels…love it! This shows that you don’t have to use a lot of dsp.


50th Birthday!

Today we celebrate another of my husband’s siblings turning 50. Five of the six have entered the fifty club now. I love Stampin Up’s Number of Years stamp set as it’s fun to be able to put the actual number on the card…unless it’s your own. Ha! I layered the numbers for more depth and adhered those and the banners with foam tape.

Pool Party is one of my go-to colors. It goes great with last years’ dsp. The embossing folder is from Cuttle Bug.

Thank you for stopping by…have a great day!


Peekaboo Birds

The Best Birds bundle of stamps and coordinating dies from Stampin’ Up came out in June. It’s been on my wishlist since then and I finally ordered it. So looking forward to using this set! (Pg 53 in the annual catalog #142315)

The bird was colored with Crumb Cake and the branch with Soft Suade and Wild Wasabi. The dsp is from the Cupcakes and Carousels 6×6 stack in the new occasions catalog. The circle is a Stitched Framelets die. Love the Peekaboo Peach In-Color.


Sending Love

Stampin’ Up came out with a fun new Valentine stamp set “Sending Love” which is packed with lots of heart images and sentiments. The thinlet die set comes with hearts, arrows and envelopes…wow! I love Valentine’s Day and to me it’s a day of celebrating friendship. Looking forward to making more cards with this set for years!


This next card was made with the Bloomin’ Heart thinlet…in red velvet! The stamps used are from Sending Love. This thinlet cut right through the felt and came out real clean. Didn’t even use wax paper. The Seaside embossing folder gave just enough texture without being too busy. The ink and cardstock are in Pool Party.  Thank you for stopping by! img_0668


Hey Chick!

Each year Stampin’ Up has a Sale-a-Bration sale where you can choose an item from a special list of free products for every $50 you spend. They came out with this fun “Hey, Chic” set and I just love it!

I found the chicken wire stamp from Deep Red and the chicken wire embossing folder is by Cuttlebug.

The chick with the crazy hair might be my favorite. My grandmother’s neighbor had banty hens…each had a unique personality. They were fun to watch as a kid.

Here’s one more…


Hand-Made Christmas

Each year I try to make something handmade for the kids or the home for Christmas. This year I decided that we needed new Stockings…something fun. They are lined and plenty big for Santa to get his hand in while filling. It was fun choosing fabrics that matched with each individual person’s interests and likes. I didn’t have a pattern for the cuff so I measured across and added a little extra for the seam allowance. I’d suggest a half inch more if you make these,  it was a tight fit.



This next photo is of an ornament that my son made me on his 3-d printer. This is his field of study at Washington State, hence the Coug stocking. This sphere came out real smooth, it’s a cleaver process how these printers turn a plastic cord into something completely different.




Glad Tidings to You!

I’m back tracking a bit today catching up from the past couple of weeks.  We had a wonderful Christmas with all four kids home. We are blessed that they can all be here for the holiday.

I thought I would share photos of some of the Chrismas cards I made for coworkers. I used a few digi stamps that I’ve had for a while. The Penquins are a Penny Black stamp. For the snow I used clear Wink of Stella for a touch of shimmery cold…brr!

Coloring these images was really fun! It also can be a form of therapy to counteract the holiday chaos.


It’s a Paper Pumpkin Christmas!

This month’s Paper Pumpkin kit was fun to play with. It originally came with supplies to make eight notecards. I wanted A-2 sized cards so I used some Stampin’ Up Mint Macaron cardstock for a base and white embossed with the Falling Snow embossing folder. Added some snow and sequins and together  made a calming winter scene.

Now…off to work on more Christmas cards! Thanks for stopping by!


November Card Class

Last Thursday we met for our monthly card class. We made two cards using Stampin Up’s Very Vanilla cardstock. The first card uses Sahara Sand cardstock and the Detailed Floral thinlet die. This was cased from a card by KaseyCreations. I added the flower  for a touch of bling. The second card uses Tip Top Taupe cardstock with the Very Vanilla , the Baby Bear stamp set and the new Stitched Thinlet dies.

We made a Christmas card next. It was cased from crafter Diane Barnes. I like the nostalgic yet modern look it has. It uses Lovely as a Tree and the hostess set Time of Year. I love Time of Year and have used it alot already. The final card I gave out as a kit to take home as a gift to my friends/customers as a holiday thank-you. This pretty card uses Night of Navy cardstock and the beautiful Star of Light bundle. I started with a navy solid star on the bottom  then a white star  followed by three layers of smaller stars in silver cardstock. The ink in the background looks like silver but is actually Smokey Slate. Looking forward to using this set more and pairing it with others.

Thank you for stopping  by and taking a look! Have a Happy Thanksgiving!