Saturday, June 25, 2016


Today I am using the new Designers Series Paper "By the Shore" and the stamp set "Seaside Shore" featured on pages 92 and 93 of the 2016-2017 Annual Catalog.

I know I have already said that Dapper Denim is my favorite In-Color so I know you won't be surprised that I used it for the gift bag I made.

I also used Calypso Coral and Mint Macaron which coordinates with this DSP.  The gift bag was made using the Gift Bag Punch Board medium size.  The Dapper Denim Ruched Ribbon and Enamel 
Shapes are perfect embellishments.

I am entering my gift bag on the Stampin' Up Only Challenge Blog.  The theme for the challenge is to use Designer Series Paper found in the 2016-2017 Annual catalog.
Link to the SUO blog HERE and enter your own creation.

Happy Crafting
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Monday, June 6, 2016

Kickin Off the NEW 2016-2017 Annual Catalog

It's finally live.  You can now order from the New Annual Catalog.  I made a few projects I wanted to share.  First, bookmarks using the "Over the Rainbow" stamp set on page 54.  The hearts are stamped using the New In-Colors for 2016-2018.  Have you seen the new In-Colors yet?

The In Colors 2016-2018 are

Flirty Flamingo
Dapper Denim
Sweet Sugarplum
Emerald Envy
Peakaboo Peach

My favorite is Dapper Denim.  I like it so much I made two cards using the paper and the ink.

I also used the stamp set and punch bundle "Thoughtful Banners" featured on page 73 of the 
2016-2017 Annual Catalog.

This card is made using the Designers Series Paper (DSP) "Affectionately Yours".  I love this copper paper, it's very trendy.  We now have copper embossing powder, too.

Hope these projects will inspire you.  Place an order On-line by clicking SHOP NOW.

You can view the catalog on line. If you place an order make sure do not click no contact so I can mail you a catalog that way I will have your mailing address. I would also like to send you a bookmark.

Happy Crafting,
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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Stampin' Up EASTER Gift Bag

Here;s an Easter project using the Sale-A-Bration stamp set Honeycomb Happiness.  I used the gift bag punch board to make this cute little bag that's just the right size for a few chocolate Easter egg candies.  The paper is Designers Series paper stack "It's My Party".
I added half of a dolie and white Baker's Twine.  The handles are made using Hello Honey trim from last years Occasions catalog.  For my sentiment I used the stamp Easter Lamb and masked off the lamb and just stamped the Happy Easter.

Time is running out Sale-A-Bration ends March, 31,2016. Place you order now and don't miss out on FREE stuff.  

Also a reminder that in June the new catalog will be coming out and the 2014-2016 In Colors will be retiring.   These are the following colors
Blackberry Bliss
Hello Honey
Lost Lagoon
Mossy Meadow
Tangelo Twist

I really hate to see these colors retire but I am eagerly awaiting the introduction of the new colors for 2016-2018.

Hope you have fun crafting for Easter.

Bye Bye for Now

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Stampin Up Challenge #2 Happy Birthday

Here is a couple of new projects using products from the 2016 Occassion catalog.

I made two Birthday Cards.

Here is the other one

The suite I used was "It's My Party"  I love the bundle, which is discounted 15%, of the Stamp set and punches 141071.  The balloons and candles are made using the punches and the cake is an image in the stamp set.  Both card bases are Melon Mambo.  I used the Designers series paper stacks "Its My Party" 140552 and "Birthday Bouquet" 140557.

The first card was made using the Number of Years stamp set and framelit dies 140811 for the bundle.  I embossed the 2 in Blushing Bride.  The tiny hearts and scalloped circle were punched using Blushing Bride Glimmer paper140550.

I have one more Birthday project to share in my next post then on to Easter.
If you would like to CASE any of my projects feel free and if you need to purchase Stampin Up products you to link to my site HERE.

Bye Bye for Now 

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Happy Birthday #1 Stampin' Up Challenge

It's time to continue my personal challenge to use the items I purchased from the 2016 Occasions catalog and the items I have received FREE from the Sale-A-Brations catalog.

The suite I will be using is the "IT'S MY PARTY" you can find it on pages 4 & 5.
My first project is a treat box.

I used the Baker's Box die 138279 and the It's My Party Designers Series 140552 paper in Mint Macaron.  I also used Mint Macaron ink 138326.
The cake image and sentiment are from the Party Wishes stamp set 140961.  The lace ribbon is Mint Macaron and the twine is a combo pack 140555 featured on page 6.

Bonus Tag
For the tag I used the Happy Birthday from Sky Is the Limit and the splashes of color using Timeless Textures 140517.  The two ink colors are Mint Macaron and Watermelon Wonder.  Use the note tag punch 135860 to make quick tags for presents and treat boxes.

Everyone one has a Birthday so it's always a good idea to have a few Birthday cards on hand.  Having said that I will be making Birthday cards next.  Come back soon and I will share some ideas with you.  Thanks for looking at my blog and if you like something or have a question feel free to comment below.

Happy Crafting
 Bye Bye for Now

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Stampin Up Challenge #4 Love Blossoms

My post for today is my final card for Valentine's Day using the Love Blossoms suite in the Occasions catalog on pages 16 &17.  I made a shaker card and filled it with the sequins from the Love Blossoms embellishment kit and Blushing Bride Glimmer paper hearts,

The fourteen was die cut using the Large Numbers framelits dies 140622,  These framelits also come with a coordinating stamp set Number of Years 140633.  If you bundle the two you can save 15% 140811.  These items are featured on pages 10 & 11.

I think I have used most of the stamped images and sayings as well as most of the embellishment kit on all my Valentine's cards and projects.  For my next project I will be moving onto another suite featured in the Occasions catalog, "It's My Party".  I will be making cards, gift bags, tags and 3-D items such as treat boxes for party favors.

If you would like to order any of the items I have featured click HERE to go to my Stampin Up web site and remember Sale-A Bration is going on until March 31st.  That's means with a $50 purchase you can choose one FREE item.

Stay tuned for more crafting goodness.  

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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

FREE Sale-A-Bration Stamp Set

Limited Edition
Hurry while supplies last.
The following items from the Sale-A-Bration catalog are only available until February 15, 2016.

Sky is the Limit Stamp Set 141282
Perfectly Artistic Designers Series Paper 141021
Hello Stamp Set 141240

My two projects are showcasing these three products.

I used the Hello Stamp set and heat embossed this card.  I also used elements of the Love Blossoms stamp set and embellishment kit, 
For my masculine Birthday card I used the Perfectly Artistic DSP and the Sky is the Limit stamp set.

Good news!  On February 16, 2016 three new items will be added to Sale-A-Bration.  

I will be sharing more projects with you using Occasions and Sale-A-Bration products.  

Bye, Bye for Now
Happy Crafting