Friday, December 23, 2011

PPA 125 - Tag, your it!

So I actually made this card at a workshop my cousin hosted last month , BUT it totally fit for the newest Pals Paper Arts Challenge, This challenge was all about using tags and this was one of my favorite Christmas Cards this year... which happened to use the jewlrey tag punch!!

Happy Stamping!

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Monday, December 19, 2011

Mojo Monday 220

I had so much fun following yesterday's card challenge I decided to do another one.   These are seriously addicting!  This was from the Mojo Monday Design Team

Here is their sketch...

Here is my design...

Once again this design is using products from the upcoming 2012 Occasions Mini catalog.  I will post pictures of the ribbon, brads, simply scrappin kit, and stamps in a few weeks.   For now here is a word for you the current stamp set I used. 

I am sticking with this color theme from the Spring Fever Simply Scrappin Kit because eventually I am going to design a stamp class using this kit.   ohh what fun!

Happy Monday!!!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Gnome Sweet Gnome

I have seen the Pal Paper Arts ladies and have been planning for weeks to enter one of their challenges, I guess I just needed some motivation.   I just opened a Stampin Up box the other day containing a new set from the 2012 Occasions Mini.  I never would have picked this set out on my own... but I won it and now that I have gotten to hold it and use it I LOVE IT!!!
So, here is my first ever challenge card!  Pals Paper Arts Design team has weekly challenges, visit them Here.  This is the sketch for this week's challenge.
It was really fun trying to take the design and create something with it.  I'll post pictures of the Simply Scrappin kit and Stamp set soon!

Wish me luck!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Sneak Peak

Sneak Peak Day 7 and 8
(okay, I'm a few days late.... but here is card 7 and 8)

I made card 7 and 8 but wasn't totally satisfied with them... so I remodeled them a bit and here is what i got..


Card 7 AFTER

I don't have a picture of the "BEFORE" of card 8...but trust me, this was an improvement....

Card 8 AFTER
That completes our Christmas Card Class, everyone made 2 of each cards for a total of 16 Christmas cards.  It was fun!!!!

Stamp Sets/ Products used:
Delightful Decorations (Item # 116517)

Stitched Stockings (Item #123782)

Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin Kit (Item # 124007)

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

Sneak Peek

Christmas Card Sneak Peak Day 6

I know it's late in the day but I spent the day shopping for a dress for a Christmas party.  Sounds fun right?  Yea, thats what we thought too.... until we realized things just dont fit quite as smootly as they did 5 years ago.  Ugh.  Spanks anyone?

Anyway... here is card 6:

 Supplies Used:
Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' kit (Item # 124007)

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Friday, November 18, 2011

Sneak Peek

Christmas Card Sneak Peek Day 5

Yay for day 5!  I'm excited because I got more of my prep work done today.  Ahhh I'm getting excited.  The house is clean, I am ready to go.  I even looked up the Christmas music station on Comcast today.  Ready to go!  

Here is card 5:
I loved these candy cane stickers that came with the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' kit, so I had to use them on a card... they would be cute in a scrapbook too but who has time for that!!!  And for this card you don't even need to stamp anything.

Stampin' Up products:
Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' kit (Item #124007)
To get this kit and more visit me at SU! Online Ordering

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sneak Peek

Christmas Card Sneak Peek Day # 4

I know everyone has "Those" mornings.... where you actually start to consider going back to bed, and staying there all day hoping maybe you will have better luck with tomorrow morning.

Sadly, that was my morning. But, in full suck-it-up-mode I dragged myself out of bed and now realizing that the Christmas card workshop is only four days away I am shaking off my desire to stay camped out under my pillows and blankets of safety and I am motivating myself to get to work.

Here is your sneak peek for the 4th card we will be making....

This tree is one of my favorite Christmas tree stamps, it is from Season of Joy. 

Now to brave the day ahead of me, it can only get better.... right??

Stamp sets I used:
Season of Joy (Item # 110384)

And as you may have picked up on over the last few days, Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' Kit (Item # 124007)

To get these and more Stampin' Up! products visit me at my SU! website

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Sneak Peek

Christmas Card Sneak Peek Day # 3

I love Christmas cards, I love to stamp them, I love to mail them to my friends and family, and I love getting homemade cards back.  Christmas cards Rock!!!

Here is card 3....

This card is a Soft Suede with paper and stickers from, you guessed it, the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin' kit.  I added the Cherish stamp from the Baroque Motifs stamp set and the Lucky Limeade ruffled ribbon. 

Stamp sets I used:
Baroque Motifs (Item # 113490)

And of course, the Simply Scrappin Christmas Lane kit (Item # 124007)

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Sneak Peek

Christmas Card Sneak Peek Day # 2  
(okay, its really day 3 but I am doing 2 posts today..... so were even!!!)

So this card uses the Pennant Parade stamp set and punch.... I love the little tree.  The ribbon is Cherry Cobbler and the card is Lucky Limeade.   The little "merry" stamp is from the Tiny Tags stamp set.  I made the trees by punching out 3 trees, folding them and gluing them like an accordion to make it pop out.

Stamp sets I used:
Pennant Parade (Item # 122740)
Tiny Tags (Item # 118091)
To get these stamp sets and more visit me at SU! Online Ordering

Happy Stamping!!!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sneak Peek

Christmas Card Sneak Peek Day 1

My Christmas Card Class is coming quickly!  We are making 16 cards, 2 each of 8 different designs.  Over the next 8 days I am going to give you a sneak peek of a card each day.  All these cards are made with the Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin kit from this year's holiday mini.

Here is your first card:

This card is Early Espresso, Lucky Limeade and Crumb Cake.  I used the Christmas lights from the sticker set that come with the kit, some early espresso bakers twine and the dazzling details glitter.

Kit used: Christmas Lane Simply Scrappin Kit (Item # 124007)

To get this kit and more visit me at My SU! Page

Sunday, November 13, 2011


As a follow up to yesterday, here is what I made today:

Another Hand Sanitizer Holder to fit Bath & Body Works Hand Sanitizers

Using my favorite Christmas Stamp set, Delightful Decorations (Item # 116517)

I can't wait to give these as gifts this year!

Stamp sets I used:

Delightful Decorations (Item # 116517)
Parlor Prints (Item # 122525)

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Saturday, November 12, 2011


I recently discovered the Joy of Pinterest.  I have yet to decide if I head over heals in love with this amazing site or if I hate this time-sucking madness!  (ok, really I love it... I just need to find a way to freeze time so I can spend hours pinning and repinning and following, ahh.)
Here is what I was inspired to do today:
I stumbled across this lovely lady, Pink Buckaroo, and LOVED her Halloween Hand sanitizers (Pictured below)
And I had to create my own... so here is what I made:

 This is a first attempt, so be kind... thing always get better with practice!
 Peppermint Patty Hand Sanitizer, yummm  Bath & Body Works
 This pattern was so easy to follow, but looks totally impressive
And the best part was that I got 5 hand sanitizers for $5.  Which means I have another 4 creative gifts coming your way!!!

Stamp sets I Used (Item # 115060)
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Monday, November 7, 2011


Last night we went to our friends house for dinner.  We love these guys, my husband has been friends with them for like 13 years, I was lucky enough to inherit them when we got married.  I love being in her kitchen - she is always cooking something yummy!  She has her own magazine Mom Magazine and she has the best ideas ever!   It was my turn to make desert and I have done this recipe a few times before with great results..

Salted Carmel Brownies
I got this recipe originally from another hero of mine Pioneer Woman (if you haven't discovered her yet - she will change your life for the better)  Every recipe I have tried from her is AMAZING!!!

The Brownies were everything I could have ever hoped for and more.  I got home and felt some inspiration to create something so rich and simple and my stamping room was just calling to me.   So here's my creation
I used the Delightful Decorations Stamp Set (Item #116517)
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Friday, November 4, 2011

Mom's Club Workshop

Mom's club came over on Wednesday.  They were such good sports because my printer totally bugged out on me and all my nicely typed out directions were stuck in laptop world.  However, they pushed through and conquered the cards!!!

They were such a fun group!  Here is what we made:

I used the ruffled ribbon technique here..
 And the penguins are made from the Owl Builder Punch...

It was a such a fun group!  And I had a blast designing all these Christmas Cards for them, We also ate cookies and listened to Christmas Music (did you know there is a Christmas music station on Comcast all year long!)  Holiday season here we come!!!

Stamp Sets we Used:
Stitched Stockings (Item #123784)
Tree Trimmings (Item # 116722)

Heard from the Heart (Item # 111644)

Holiday Happiness (Item # 120786)

Button Buddies (Item # 122735)
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