Saturday, December 29, 2018

From the New Occasions Catalog

The new Occasions catalog from Stampin' Up goes live January 3rd!! And what a beautiful catalog it is! The products inside are absolutely amazing!! Want a catalog of your very own? Then email me at and I'll gladly get one sent out to you.

Saleabration also starts January 3rd!!! If your order in my store totals $50 or more before shipping and tax, you earn exclusive product absolutely FREE!!!!! I'll mail out a Saleabration mini catalog to you as well because who wants to miss out on FREE??!!!

Here's a card I made using a new stamp set from the Occasions catalog called Bloom by Bloom. I love this set and all the coordinating product!!! Wait till you see it! Now I must admit to you, the patterned paper is retired so you won't see it in my store. I am in need of a bunch of birthday cards and decided to use up some of what I've got. I ended up making 14 of these cards...Hooray!!

Thick Whisper White card base - 11 / 4 1/4, scored and folded at 5 1/2
Highland Heather - 5 3/8 x 4 1/8
Whisper White - 5 1/4 x 4
Designer Series Paper - 5 1/4 x 1 1/2
Whisper White (flower image) - 3 3/8 x 2 3/4
Pear Pizzazz - 3 1/2 x 2 7/8

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Make a Wish

 I was without a blog for several days while I struggled to set up my custom domain...UGH!!! Thanks for sticking with me, because now I'm back!!! And I'm here to show you the latest sketch we have this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Believe me when I say, you will make something in no time following this sketch. Perfect for this busy week of traveling, family and fun!!

And here's my card, using several new products from Stampin' Up that will be available January 3rd. That's when the new Occasions catalog will go live AND when Saleabration begins!!! What is Saleabration you ask? Why it's a period of time when you can receive exclusive product FREE with a $50 or $100 order!! And what wonderful products you get to pick from! On my card, the Salebration items include the Botanical Butterfly DSP (I've already started hoarding this's BEAUTIFUL!!) and the Butterfly Elements. The stamp set, Life is Grand, is from the Occasions catalog. Be sure and join us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge, we love seeing what you create!!

Thick Whisper White card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 4 1/4
Botanical Butterfly DSP (green) - 5 1/2 x 3 5/8
Botanical Butterfly DSP (black/white) - 5 1/2 x 2
Whisper White (sentiment) - 5 1/2 x 1 5/8

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Monday, December 10, 2018

'Tis the Season...For a New Sketch

Check out the sketch for this week at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. I pondered over this one for a while. I am usually so literal when it comes to sketches so I decided to play a little outside the box!!

 Instead of 3 individual circles, I went with one big the shape of a wreath...the Seasonal Wreath Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder from Stampin' Up to be exact. I sponged a little ink over the embossing to really make it pop!! Then I pulled out my Candy Cane Seasons bundle and some non-traditional colors of ink to finish up the card. I was able to make rhinestones whatever color I wanted by coloring them in with a Stampin' Blend.

A fun card influenced by an even funner sketch from Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge. Sure hope you can join us this week.

Whisper White card base - 11 x 4 1/4, scored and folded at 5 1/2
Flirty Flamingo - 5 1/8 x 3 7/8
Granny Apple Green - 5 x 3 3/4
Flirt Flamingo - 1 1/2 x 2 1/2
Whisper White - 1 3/8 x 2 3/8
Coastal Cabana & Whisper White - trimmed to fit sentiment

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Gatefold Merry Christmas

Do you love to stamp and make cards? Do you love playing along in challenges? If you join my team as a Stampin' Up demonstrator (purchase your starter kit by clicking the link above), you'll become a member of the funnest Facebook group over that will keep your creative juices flowing with weekly creative challenges. Last week we were asked to make a gate fold card that featured at least one snowflake. FABULOUS!!!

What's a gate fold card you ask? Well you start with a piece of 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" cardstock (I used Tranquil Tide). Score at 2 1/8" and again at 6 3/8", folding in those flaps along the score lines until they meet in the middle. Then decorate as you please!! Here I used some of the Joyous Noel DSP which is, unfortunately, no longer available. Remember, the Year-End Closeout is going on now until January 2nd or while supplies last. Don't miss out and order today!!

Tranquil Tide card base - 8 1/2 x 5 1/2, scored and folded at 2 1/8 & 6 3/8
Whisper White (inside) - 5 1/4 x 4
Sahara Sand - 5 3/8 x 2 - need 2 of these
Joyous Noel DSP - 5 1/4 x 1 7/8 -- need 2 of these

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