Thursday, March 23, 2017

YOU ARE AMAZING - Fresh Fruit Stamp Set

I've been wanting to try out the "Fresh Fruit" stamp set for a while and just got around to it. Besides the great fruit images in this set, it has these pretty flowers and leaves. Maybe next time I'll use the fruit:

I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to showcase the sentiment. The sentiment is from the "All Things Thanks" stamp set in the Occasions Catalog and is my favorite. After all, you are amazing! 

I made a large banner from the coordinating Fruit Stand Designer Series Paper and backed that with Whisper White cardstock, embossed with the Petal Burst embossing folder. I added some basic black twine and colored the pearls back with a Sharpie. The flowers were stamped with Basic Black Ink on Watermelon Wonder, Daffodil Delight, and Peekaboo Peach cardstocks.

All items used to make this card are available in my online store (see supply list below).

Only a little more than a week left during Sale-A-Bration, and I'm so excited they added NEW items:

1473612016-2018 In Color 8-1/2” X 11” Cardstock
147365Party Animal Designer Series Paper
147363Succulent Garden Designer Series Paper
147364Tasty Treats Specialty Designer Series Paper
147362Party Animal Designer Washi Tape
147360Seaside Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (SOLD OUT)
147356Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

With a $50.00 order, you can get one of the above, or any item from the Sale-A-Bration catalogs for FREE. And you get my Customer Rewards. What a deal!

I hope you enjoyed my post today - I would love to hear from you!

Supplies Used in This Project:

Monday, March 20, 2017

CREATIVE INKING BLOG HOP - Designer Series Paper Showcase

Welcome to the Creative Inking March Blog Hop!  This month we are showcasing Designer Series Paper.  I love that Stampin' Up coordinates their printed papers to match certain stamp sets. Their papers also coordinate with their ink colors. However, they can't possibly make enough Designer Series Paper for the hundreds of stamp sets available in the catalog.

That's where the Designer Series Paper Stacks come in. The paper stacks are 12" x 12" and come in every single ink color. These papers can be used with any stamp set. I used them today for this Hop with the Perfect Mix stamp set.

My dear friend, Vickie Davis, made the cutest 3" x 3" cards in a matchbook-type holder. I took her idea, changed up the colors, Designer Series Paper, and made a custom box for them along with a card. This project is fairly easy and whips up in a flash!

Here's the box that holds four 3" x 3" cards and envelopes. If you would like a copy of my tutorial on how to make a custom sized box (free), please e-mail me and I will send you a copy.

I used Pool Party and Real Red dot papers (one of the four designs in the Subtles and Brights Designer Series Paper Stacks) and colored the stamped images with coordinating color markers. I also used the Stitched Shapes Framelits and 3/8" Pool Party satin ribbon. 

I can't wait to give this box and cards to a friend who loves to bake. What would be better than to receive a little card like this adhered to a beautifully baked loaf of bread or plate of brownies? It's a great way to add a little something to whatever food gift you are giving.

I hope you enjoyed my post - I would love to hear from you. Now let's go see what awesome creation Lori Mueller has for us. Just click on the "next" button below.

To go back to the talented Lynn Striefert's blog, click below:

Don't forget - you only have about 10 more days to get a free item during Sale-A-Bration (ends on March 31).

Happy Stamping,

All supplies used to make this project are available in my online store:

Thursday, March 16, 2017


It's been a long three weeks! The flu hit our household and it was nasty. So sorry I haven't posted in a while, but that flu really messed with my mojo.

Here's a quick window card using the "Hey Chick" stamp set (free with a qualifying purchase during Sale-A-Bration). I love these chicks. A friend and mentor of mine stated this card reminded her of Diana Ross and the Supremes. Ha! Ah...the good old days of music.

I used the Stitched Shapes Framelits to make the window. The card front is embossed with the Hexagons Embossing Folder. 

Here's the inside of the card:

Hope you enjoyed my quick post. Stay tuned to the Creative Inking Blog Hop on Monday evening.

Happy Stamping,

All supplies used to make this project are available in my online store:

Wednesday, March 1, 2017


Welcome to the Creative Circle Design Team Hop!  We're doing "March Madness" this month, which pretty much means anything goes. March Madness to some folks means football - but I'm not much of a football fan. To me, March madness takes me back to college days and those glorious Spring breaks. Yeah, basking in the sunshine at Daytona Beach. True madness back in those days, and I mean WAY back. But, we'd best let that go and talk about my project.

As you know, I love to fussy cut. I thought this stamp set "Day at the Beach" was perfect for this month's "anything goes" creation. This 12" x 12" Summer Sampler would make a perfect gift for someone who loves sunshine and the beach. You could also make this into a two-page scrapbook layout by substituting some squares with pictures. 

I made a card to match the sampler:

This sampler is so much prettier in person. The Dazzling Diamonds glitter on everything makes it all pop. Here's a closer view.

I used Tempting Turquoise, Tangerine Tango, and Daffodil Delight cardstocks throughout this project. After a drury winter, albeit warmer than usual, I want sunshine and bright colors. A complete list of all the supplies I used is below the post.

Now let's head over to the fabulous Liz Holloway! Just click on the link below. Be sure to visit all our blogs and leave comments. It makes us so happy!

Here's our other Design Team members:

Liz Holloway
Lynn Striefert
Kate Creasey

Happy stamping,

All the supplies listed below are available in my online store: