Bathing Suits + Bright Layout = SUMMER!


I have decided to do it again! I am going to enter another challenge. This time it’s for the Late Night Stampers group Summertime Challenge.  The challenge states that the project must scream summer! Well bathing suits and bubbles does it for me but add a Crushed Curry sun and we’re golden (no pun!), haha! 😀

This is an easy 8×8 layout. The sun rays are actually from the star punch and the colors I used are Crushed Curry and Pool Party. The DSP is from a few season ago . I’m so happy they brought Crushed Curry back!


All Boxed In

Gable Box

This box is actually the first box I ever made. I made it for all the guests at my first Stampin’ Up party. I saw it just sitting on the shelf and thought “ya know… I still think that’s pretty cute!” While the pretty paper and ribbon is discontinued, the cute stamp set (Mixed Bunch), card stock, and scallop punch are still on board and are staples as far as I’m concerned! And let’s not forget the shiny pearl. By now you’ve probably figured out I love a little glitz and glamour!

The box is easy enough to make but decorating it is the fun part!   How would  you decorate  yours? Perhaps a nice leaf and ribbon for fall?

And please don’t mind the wispy stars,  just having a little fun with the picture editor! 🙂

CCMC265 – Sketch Challenge

CCMC265 - Sketch Challenge

I decided to participate in Create with Connie and Mary’s sketch challenge this week.  I thought, since I’m trying all this new stuff, what the hay?!  I’ve never done it but was excited to join in because the designers and participants are SO TALENTED!  So here it is, I used the Merry Little Christmas stamp set (AGAIN!). See how versatile it is?! I like how the natural elements (wood grain, naturals button, and linen thread) pair up with the glitzy silver foil sheet mounted under the sentiment.

For this card I used: Early Espresso, Old Olive, and Whisper White card stock paired with the new Season of Style DSP. I used the coordinating markers for the stamp and topped it off with a naturals designer button.

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Fluffy Flower Card With Tutorial

I love the look of flowers on cards but don’t like when they look like plain jane cut-outs. I tweaked with this flower until I was happy with the fuller looking petals. It is only two pieces of paper but it looks like a whole lot more. Here’s how ya do it:



1. Die cut or punch two flowers with Stampin’ Up card stock (I have tried this with other brands of card stock and because the quality is lower, it is impossible to use this technique!).

2. Start pinching the edges of the petals.

3. You will start to see the petals starting to split.

4. Once you see that each petal has split, gently pull the petals apart.

5. Marvel at your creation! 🙂


Happy Birthday

For this card I used:

Basic Gray, Smokey Slate, Crushed Curry, and Primrose Petals Card Stock

Fun Flowers Bigz L Die Cut

Beautiful Wings Embosslits

Modern Mosaic embossing folder

Dictionary Stamp

Petite Pairs stamp set

Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch

and my favorite bling, rhinestone jewels

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The Verdict…

The Verdict...

The verdict is in… This is the card I finally chose for the card swap! I couldn’t resist the big foiled scallops and cool blue colors. It was a step outside the box for me. I am a traditional Christmas girl, always resorting to red and green but I must admit I was very pleased with this color combo. It makes me think of cold ice and crisp air!

I used the Merry Little Christmas stamp (again!) with the Winter Frost DSP. The card stock colors are Stampin’ Up’s Island Indigo and Coastal Cabana. Of course we can’t forget about my new fav… the silver foil sheets in the Holiday Catalog. I am all about the glitz and glamour! 😉



One of my very good friends got a job that she really wanted. She no longer has to deal with Washington D.C. traffic (which is a total nightmare!). I was really happy for her and I  wanted to let her know it and voila!

For this card I used Crumb Cake card stock for the base and matting of the sentiment.  The DSP, Gingham Garden, is perfectly matched up with the Strawberry Slush card stock. This gem is topped off with a white button and Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon along with pearl jewels. Sassy Salutations is the stamp I chose for my sassy friend. ❤

Second Post, I must be figuring this blogging thing out!

I am working on Christmas cards for a card swap and this is one of the ideas that I came up with. It is using the new Designer Series Paper, Season of Style, with Old Olive cards stock. I scored the card stock giving it a plaid look that ties in with the plaid in the paper. Of course I can’t forget about the new foil sheets found in the new holiday catalog (get with me if you’d like a copy!).  The silver scallop adds a little glimmer to the card.  The stamp is Merry Little Christmas and it was cut using the “Chalk Talk” framelit set. The bow is the new chevron ribbon in Cherry Cobbler.

Hope you like it as much as I do! 🙂


::Drum Roll:: First Blog Post Ever!

We all start somewhere and so here I am. I am trying to learn the ropes of blogging and I’m not quite sure how to make this work. Most of the blogs I see are so organized. How do I get those cute little tabs? I guess I’ll just keep pushing buttons until something happens.
That’s how I got this far.  🙂

We just moved and I needed something in my craft room to get me motivated and I came up with this banner.

I used Stampin’ Up!’s Perfect Pennants die cut, along with the Stampin’ Up! glimmer paper, coastal cabana and my personal favorite (and name sake of this blog!) melon mambo.