Sunday, September 25, 2016



Only wish the temperatures would reflect the change of season.  I don't know where you are in this world but in the south US we are still having 90+ temperatures.  Still my favorite season is fall.  I love the change of  the leaves and the cool crisp days after a long hot summer.  By October maybe I will have fall weather here.

Today I wanted to share a treat bag I made using the gift bag punch board.  I used the DSP featured on page 51 of the 2016 Holiday catalog, The  pumpkin background seemed the logical choice for a scarecrow.  I can picture him in the middle of a pumpkin patch scaring away the crows.

The scarecrow is one of the images in the Halloween Cookie Cutter stamp set.  I used Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive and Dapper Denim makers to color him.  You can purchase the Pumpkin Pie and Old Olive makers as a two pack along with the corrdinating Baker's twine and washi tape.  The Kraft rope trim is found on page 13.

You can shop for the items to make this treat bag HERE in my on-line Stampin' Up store.  If you would like a copy of the catalog leave a comment below and send me your name and mailing
address to my e-mail

Happy Crafting
Bye, Bye for Now

Saturday, September 3, 2016


You can now order from the Holiday Catalog.
September 1, 2016 until  January 3, 2017

It's not too early to begin creating your Christmas cards and tags.  If you like Halloween then you will enjoy all the new Halloween stamp sets and embellishments, too.

There's something for everyone in this catalog.  Do you like to do a December Daily with Project Life then check out page 31 for everything you need for Christmas 2016.

I really like the Cookie Cutter  Christmas Bundle on page 6. It includes a punch and a Stamp set.  I made some cute tags using two of the images, 

The punch will cut out both these images.  For an added bonus there is a coordinating Halloween Cookie Cutter stamp set, it's on page 53.  I also made some tags using these images.

As always when you purchase a bundle you will recieve a 10% discount.

To place an order you can click HERE or click on the catalog image to take you directly to my Stampin' Up online store.

If you would like to recieve a copy of the catalog from me just send me your name and mailing address to  I would love to have you as a customer.

Happy Crafting
Bye Bye for Now


Saturday, August 13, 2016



I know everyone has been seeing Mason jar projects all over blogger.  Well here is my project using the Stampin' Up Jar of Love stamp set and Everyday Jars framelit bundle.

I heat embossed the fish using our new copper embossing powder.  The jar was stamped using Pool Party ink.  I also used Pool Party card stock as my base layer.  The polka dot Bermuda Bay is a project life card.  The ribbon is Bermuda Bay stitched ribbon.  I know these two items are retired, but you can still use them.  I wanted to share ways to combine old and new products.

To add value to the Everyday Jars framelits the new Holiday catalog, which goes live September 1, 2016, has two new stamp sets that will coordinate with them.  One is a Halloween themed set and the other is Christmas.

I would like to send a complimentary Holiday catalog to any one that subscribes or is a subscriber.  Just send me an e-mail at with your name and mailing address and I'll get one out to you.

Check back in next week I will be sharing projects made using some of the new products from the Holiday catalog.

Bye, Bye for Now

Thursday, July 28, 2016


This weeks challenge at SUO is Black and White with a splash of color.  I used the stamp sets Weather Together and Playful Backgrounds for my card today.  My splash of color is Pool Party.  Here is the finished project.

The card is simple with stamping as the only technique used.  No fancy embellishments, ribbon or bling.  

Join me for this challenge at SUO Challenge blog and use your Stampin Up products to enter.

Happy Crafting,
Bye Bye for Now, 

Saturday, July 16, 2016


HELLO Everyone!

It's time for another challenge using Stampin' Up Only products.  This time the theme is to use things in Nature.  I decided to use the stamp set Hello Kitty.  I love cats and these images are so adorable.  

I used the Designer Series Paper Affectionately Yours.  The paper is double-sided so the layers are using both sides of one sheet.  I stamped the image and used my aqua painter to watercolor.  I layered the happy little kitty onto a 2015-2017 Mint Macaron dollie.  I then adhereded it to the card with dimensionals.  The banner is from the Number Of Years stamp set and the sentiment is from Hello Kitty.  The yellow enamel shapes are the perfect embellishment.  This card was fast and easy.

Join me for this challenge at SUO Challenges.

Happy Crafting
Bye, Bye for Now

Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July- US Independence Day

Happy 4th of July to all my blogger friends. 

 Hope your having fun celebrate our country's independence. Don't forget it's not just about grilling and fireworks.  Remember God has blessed the USA and made it great we should not take our liberty and freedoms lightly. 

Today I want to share a shaker card I made using the Number of Years stamp set.

I also used red foil sheet, silver glimmer paper and the new In-Colors DSP in Dapper Denim.
The "happy" and the '4' were cut out using the Number of Years framelits and the Hello You thinlits.
 I also used the layering circles dies.
Inside the shaker card I used the metallic sequins. 
The new foam strips made assembling this shaker easy peasy.
You can find all these items in the 2016-2017 Annual catalog.

Hope you have a safe and fun holiday.

Bye Bye for Now,

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
Bye Bye for Now