Wednesday, July 25, 2012


This is a quick little peek at a new Halloween Set and designer series paper set coming in the Holiday Catalog which will be available August 1. I used Howlstooth & Scaringbone DSP, Googly Ghouls and the new cotton ribbon which I stamped on.  That ribbon is an awesome blank canvas that I can see so many creative uses for. 


Monday, July 23, 2012

First Christmas Card

I LOVE First Christmas and couldn't wait to play with the new tulle. I also used the Window Frame Collection framelits, Candlelight Christmas dsp, cherry cobbler coredinations cs, antique brads and the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder. I’m about 95% sure this is the card I’m going to use as our family card this Christmas. I may have to rethink it a little, the tulle wasn’t exactly easy to wrap around those brads and the brads may it really have also.  All the new Holiday Stampin Up product will be available to purchase August 1 via my website or you can contact me at if you want to order directly from me. TFL!!


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

More Christmas in July

I love, love, love this technique (even though it took me three tries to get it right Smile) by Dawn Olchefske from this youtube by her.  I used the NEW Ornament Keepsakes and Festival of Prints designer series paper which will be available August 1 in the new Stampin Up Holiday Catalog.  I also used cherry cobbler seam binding, and the following inks: lucky limeade, island indigo, and cherry cobbler.  I am still working on Christmas items and will be attempting to make my version of the gorgeous 3d ornament on the front of the holiday mini and also a new card set with a beautiful stamp of baby Jesus  in the manger. It will be my own personal family card that gets set out this year. 


Thursday, July 12, 2012

New Holiday Mini Stuff

l have been in awe of my box of new goodies since I got it yesterday and couldn’t wait to break into it and play, especially with this new Friendship Preserves Bundle. The bundle contains a stamp set and the matching framelits. I also picked up the new piercing templates to match.  This thank you card was made with the bundle, island indigo cardstock and ink, the designer series paper is from the new 4.5”x6.5” stack called Festival of Prints and the antique brads from the main cattie. Enjoy!


I HOPE this set makes it to the big cattie next year, I'm in LOVE with it already :) Friendship Preserves bundle, early espresso ink/ribbon, indigo island cs, elegant blooms embossing folder. (the bag is the pretzel bag from wilton and candy is chocolate twizzlers)


Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Happy Birthday!!!!

To my boyfriend’s son, Tyler!!! He will be 24 and is a sweetheart.
The mason jar tote is actually a drink holder from McDonald’s that I’ve been holding onto forever because I knew I wanted to do something with it, just couldn’t figure out what!  I am going to fill the 2 jars up with candy and enclose a gift card in the card.  I used Petite Pairs, Make a Cake, and  Summer Silhouettes along with Summer Smooches designer series paper, inks are real red and island indigo.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Christmas in July!!!!

Ok, I admit it.  I’m a kid at Christmas. I love it, all the lights and candles and beautiful decorations, the feeling of family togetherness, the worshipping our Lord’s birth.  It is always such a joyous time for me and my little family.  I always make my Christmas cards, whether they are done with traditional supplies or digitally I want to send my loved ones cards that I’ve made so they will know I care about them enough to personally make theirs.  I also  usually wait until the last minute LOL. This year I’ve got a jump on it though and want to share a few things I’ve been working on. 

This first card is made using Snow Much Fun and I attempted watercoloring with an aquapainter and SU inks.




This box was cut using my beloved Cameo and the stamp set is For the Birds, dsp is Be of Good Cheer



This cute little box was also cut with the Cameo and I used Open Sleigh which my fav Christmas set from the big catty this year.  I also used Be of Good Cheer dsp.



I hope to have lots more lovely Christmas things made over the next few weeks and hope you enjoy these!

Sympathy Card Set

I have (unfortunately)  needed way too many sympathy cards lately and decided the lovely Love and Sympathy set and Trust God set would make a beautiful boxed gift.  Comfort CafĂ© designer series paper was the perfect complement also. The box was cut using my Cameo.