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March 2018 Paper Pumpkin/ Alternates

Below is my alternate versions of this months Paper Pumpkin kit from Stampin’ Up. I hope that you enjoy this video and get some ideas at least.



Fine Details

  • Promotion is for new subscribers only
  • Offer is available March 11–May 10, 2018
  • Offer runs for 2 months
  • Use code SAVEFIFTY0418 at checkout
  • Discount is applied to one kit per month for the first two month of a new subscription.
    • How it works: A new customer can subscribe during April’s subscription period from March 11–April 10 or May’s subscription period from April 11–May 10 and receive the discount. If a new customer subscribes during April’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in April and May. If a new subscriber subscribes during May’s subscription period they will receive 50% off their subscription when billed in May and June. If a customer suspends during their 2-month discount period, they will receive their discount during the first 2 months in which they reactivate.
  • Does not apply to prepaid codes


Extra items I used for these cards.

Pear Pizzazz 8-1/2 X 11 Cardstock
Pear Pizzazz 8 1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Price: $8.00
Whisper White 8-1/2 X 11 Thick Cardstock
Whisper White 8-1/2″ X 11″ Thick Cardstock
Price: $7.00
Very Vanilla 8-1/2 X 11 Cardstock
Very Vanilla 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Price: $9.00
Delicate White Doilies
Delicate White Doilies
Price: $3.00
Vellum 8-1/2 X 11 Cardstock
Vellum 8-1/2″ X 11″ Cardstock
Price: $8.00
Sweet Soirée Memories & More Card Pack
SWEET SOIRÉE Memories & More Card Pack
Price: $0.00
This was an item from the Sale-A-Bration 2018 Catalog. This item will expire March 31, 2018 and will no longer be available. So be sure to place your $50.00 (before taxes) order
out of the Annual and/or Occasions catalog before March 31, 2018 to get this item.
Ok, now go get your crafty on and create something beautiful!
Be sure to leave me a comment and let me know what you think of these alternate card ideas, the video and whether you would like me to make more, or just say hi so that I know that you stopped by.
Have a great rest of the week everyone and I will post again soon.


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Valentine Cards

I had hoped to get this post out Saturday evening after our card class, but you know how that goes….life gets in the way. So you still have a day before Valentine’s to whip up a quick card and here are a few samples if you would like to copy them.

I got the Bloomin’ Hearts thinlit die cut card (top left corner with butterfly) idea from Carol McCarron at A Crafty Cat . Originally I found a picture of this card on Pinterest and just copied the picture, then before I wrote this I found the picture again and followed her link. For your convenience I included her link so that you can go check out her other very pretty card just like this only with a little bird instead of a butterfly. She is a very talented lady.

The other two cards are my idea’s. I really like the “Love” card I think that card is one of my better ideas yet. The coffee cup one…I don’t know, I really struggled with that one.

Now this next card is one that we made as well, on a request from one of the ladies that wanted to learn how to make the box card. I think this one is so cute and we had so much fun with the coloring and decorating. I think one day I am going to just host an adult coloring day, because it was so relaxing and fun just chatting and coloring with other creative people. Anywho, here is the box card that we made.

This is not a Stampin’ Up stamp set it is from Art Impressions/Hampton Art. The paper is from a retired Stampin’ Up DSP collection, and the card stock is also retired it’s called Blackberry Bliss. My husband drew the little wine glass and wine bottle you see on the front flap and on the back, and then printed them all out for me to fussy cut enough for each kit.

Don’t these lovely ladies look like they are having fun? I really love this stamp set. I am not a big wine drinker (maybe a glass or two, once or twice a month) but I love everything wine related. Weird, I know, but that’s how I roll….LOL!

Ok, time to go I am getting delirious from sleep deprivation (it is half an hour past my bedtime). Goodnight all!



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Sample cards for Class

This is going to be a short post because I just wanted to get these pictures out so you can get a peek at some of the cards we are going to be making in this Saturdays Class (9-23-2017). Oh my goodness, can you believe that September is almost over  already?

So far I have four Christmas card kits and one Thanksgiving card kit made up, but I have a couple more Thanksgiving card ideas of my own that I am working on so those will be a surprise for class. Give you a hint: one is a shaker card. So now for the samples.

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment below. I appreciate all feed back, it’s what keeps me inspired.

Have a great rest of the week and do something create, it’s great for relieving stress.




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Card Class Update

As I called my card class regulars yesterday to get a final count for class, by popular vote they decided they did not want to make the stationery box with all the cards and tags they just wanted to make cards. So last night I came up with the following ideas, thanks to my Pinterest stash. All the kits are made and ready to go and I was in bed by 2:00 am, so it was a productive day.

Here are the cards I came up with and under each one I will give you the link as to where I found it and credit to who designed them, so be sure to go check out those sites as well for many more wonderful card ideas.

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This sample came from the Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog preview for one of the fall suites. The flowers are cut out of a sheet from the Painted Autumn DSP pack and the background paper is from the same pack. Stampin’ Up Holiday catalog will be released September 1, 2017, so if you would like a catalog contact me or if you already have a demonstrator then please contact them to request your catalog.

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This is my idea simple, aged, rustic.

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On this card there is supposed to be a little banner at the bottom of the card in the Night of Navy card stock with the sentiment, but I thought it looked nice just like this so I put the sentiment on the inside only. I have cut out all the little banner strips for each card that way the class will have the option to put it on the front if they wish. The idea for this card came from Stampin with Sandi 

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The background DSP (Designer Series Paper) also came from the Painted Autumn paper pack. The stamps came from the Merry Cafe’ stamp set also in the New 2017 Holiday Catalog coming out September 1, 2017. The little gift tag I made myself using my Crimper, the smallest hole punch on my Crop-A-Dile and then I punched out the little heart using my Stampin’ Up Owl punch. You can also order the Corrugated Elements tags through my Stampin’ Up website (order # 144158). Now this idea came from Stampin’ Pretty.

I hope that you enjoyed these samples, but please go check out these other ladies as well they have some really cool card ideas.

Here is how I had to work last night.

While I was cutting out all those flowers. If I moved too much his paw on top of my arm would grab my arm with his claws.

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After about half an hour of holding on to my arm he moved over to the other side of my desk (I guess I was moving too much and it was disturbing him) and fell asleep. This is how he sleeps most of the time, with his little tongue sticking out. Isn’t he so cute. He is getting so big now that he takes up a majority of my work space, but he still thinks he fits perfect.

Thank you all for stopping by and I hope that you have a great rest of your week.



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Happy Birthday!!!

Well this week we (the United States of America) celebrated our Independence on the 4th of July, Birthday #1. By the way I hope that everyone enjoyed the fireworks, all the cook outs, picnics, parades and celebrations. I love the fireworks, I always have and this year we watched the from the comfort of our own home from our second story loft window from our near by town and one city a few miles away, it was wonderful. We stayed home only because this was Jackson’s first 4th of July and we didn’t really know how he would handle the noise from the neighbors fireworks and such (which no one did let off any in our neighborhood this year, it was very quiet).

Speaking of Jackson, this past Wednesday July 5th, 2017 was officially the 6th week of Jackson becoming a part of our little family. Poor boy doesn’t realize that he has to go get his rabies vaccine shot tomorrow morning, what a way to celebrate his 6 week birthday with us. Birthday #2.

In a couple weeks my husband will be celebrating his birthday and I asked him what he wanted or wanted to do….I heard that, get your mind out of the gutter….to celebrate. He actually surprised me and said all he wanted to do, if he had the day off, is to go to the movies and maybe out to dinner. Wow…have we gotten boring or what? Man I never thought that we would ever get to this point in our lives when we were content to stay home on the 4th of July or go to the movies and maybe dinner for our birthday. I guess this is what getting old is really like! Happy Birthday to another year older #3.

So since there seems to be a Birthday theme going on this month I came up with two Birthday cards and two cards that could be used as Thank You, birthday, just because or what ever. Below are pictures of the samples. In this class we are also going to be making a little something extra that can be given as a gift or you may want to just keep it for yourself to use. I will not be showing pictures of the later only because it is a fun surprise for attendees only. For more details about the class please refer to my Stampin’ Up site.

Now these are the two Birthday cards that I designed myself.

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This card I copied from Rachel Durtschi she is a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator and she has the step by step instructions on her site if you would like to go check her out.

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Now this card was created by Kim McGillis whom is also a Stampin’ Up Demonstrator you should go check out all her beautiful cards as well.

These last two cards are the ones that can be used for Thank You, Birthday, Friend, Just because, or whatever you may need a card for. The stamps used on both these cards came from the same stamp set – Wood Words Stamp Set from Stampin’ Ups Annual 2017-2018 Catalog. This stamp set pairs perfectly with the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (which I used a couple strips on the last card as part of the background), the Wood Crate Framelits Dies, the 1/4″Copper Trim and the 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon. Please go to my Stampin’ Up site to order any or all of the above listed items to recreate these last two cards on your own.

The paper and stamp sets used on the first two cards are also from the Stampin’ Up Annual 2017-2018 Catalog and can be found on my Stampin’ Up shop site as well.

My Stampin’ Up Website says that we are going to be making 3 Thank You card and 1 Birthday card but I changed that to 2 Birthday cards and 2 cards that can be used for any occasion of your choice. Everything else is correct for the class description. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Have a wonderful weekend!



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Yes, I am giving away a FREE download of two adorable little monsters you can cut out an use for your card making. Below is a picture of the card we made in class today using these little monsters. You can use this card as an example or create your own idea and share it with us, we would love to see what you come up with. Happy crafting!

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This card measures 5 1/2″X 4 1/4″ and fits into an A2 envelope. The sentiment is from “From the Herd” stamp set. The banner is from “Fiesta Time Framelits Die” and the banner stamp is from “Birthday Fiesta Stamp Set”. For more details about this card please contact me. Fiesta Time Framelits Dies

Fiesta Time Framelits Die

Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set

Birthday Fiesta Photopolymer Stamp Set




We had a great morning in our card class. We created three different cards, as listed in the previous post, and we even went over the new Stampin’ Up Annual catalog coming out June 1, 2017. The ladies loved their new catalogs I gave them and couldn’t wait to get them home and start making their wish lists. Honestly I have already gone through mine a couple times and dog eared quite a few pages and made notes next to the “must have NOW” ones! Anyways back to the class, everyone got to take home all three cards that they made and a couple of my ladies that have been coming to my classes for a whole year now got a little gift from me as a thank you. I really love these get together’s because we always have a good time and all these ladies are so creative, not only do I teach them but they give me ideas and teach me little tricks too.

If you would like to receive one of the New Stampin’ Up Annual Catalogs then please contact me and I will be happy to send you one or you can contact your local demonstrator and request one. Also go to my Stampin’ Up website and check out all the awesome sales that they are having right now until June 1, 2017. After June 1, 2017 all of the items listed in Occasions 2017, Holiday Carryover and Retiring Products will no longer be available. There are some really cute stamp sets and embellishments that you really don’t want to miss out on. Happy shopping!

Hope you all are having a great weekend and enjoying all those bar-b-que’s going on out there. Have fun but please don’t drink and drive! That’s all I have to say about that…



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Sample Cards for Class

Well the other day I said that I would post pictures of the sample cards for the card class on Saturday, February 25, 2017, so here they are. This time I decided to take all my samples from Pinterest, I didn’t go by patterns just the pictures that I found so they are a little rough but the kits for class are accurate and more refined.

This card is so pretty and I thought that you could use it for a Birthday, Easter, Anniversary, Wedding, Sympathy or Just Because card. This sample came from Sage Kimble over at Stamping Madly she also has a Facebook page and a Saving Time Video that has a lot of good tips for stamping.


Isn’t this Thank You card so pretty? I love the colors. This idea came from Shelly Godby over at Stamping Smiles.


The sentiment and ribbon on this card are very versatile to make this more casual for a Thank You, Birthday, Just Because, Friend, etc. This idea came from Beth’s Fancy Stamping she also has a Facebook page.


This next card is so cute I couldn’t resist making this one, especially since this was one of my most favorite arcade games to play as a kid, come on you remember Pac Man! As you can see I cut the long outside piece too short and had to glue a little bit to the bottom, but the kit will have the correct length. This idea came from Dany Piepgrass over at INKcredible Creations.


This one I came up with by myself and my inspiration came from a bunch of hair style pictures that people had posted on Pinterest. I love this crazy chicken and her hair/feathers and thought that she would be perfect for the different highlights and colored hair samples.


I also came up with these two different Thank You cards with that vintage sort of feel. I don’t think we will make this one in class because I am not really happy with the way they turned out but I still wanted to share them with you.2-19-2017-027

This is such a cheery card with all the bright colors and happy chickens. The idea for this card came from Michele Jutrisa over at Butterflys & Bows.


Now all these links I looked up for you after I saw the pictures on Pinterest and created the samples, because I wanted to give all these very talented women credit for their creations. Please be sure to go check out their sites as well and see all their beautiful works of art.

Thank you for stopping by and I hope that you leave me a comment below letting me know which one is your favorite and if you would like to see me recreate more Pinterest inspired cards/crafts.



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Week 7 Card Class

No,  I did not post anything last week and we did not have a class last week so we are going to just keep going with our 10 week count down.

This week we are going to be making five Christmas cards and one surprise project. Two of the cards we are going to be making can be changed up a bit and you will see the two different versions that I came up with for each of those in the pictures below.

Here is the first card and you can see here the two different placements of the sentiment and with the one on the left I stamped off the wood stamp to make the wood grain a little lighter. This layout I got online a while back (I’m sorry I can’t remember where I saw it but if you find it or if you know who it is please let me know so I can give them credit), but it was for a Thank You card originally, I do believe.


This one I came up with using the new Stampin’ Up Candy Cane Lane DSP 141981, the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle 143493, and the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies 141706. Oh, and a little scrap piece of Red Glimmer Paper 121790, for the bow tie and little heart buttons.


This is my second attempt at making one of these tri-fold cards and I think it turned out much better than the first one. Once again I used the Stampin’ Up Candy Cane Lane DSP, the Cookie Cutter Christmas Bundle and the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies.

I love this stamp set, it is called Merry Mice and it is in the Stampin’ Up Holiday Catalog (if you would like a catalog please contact me and I will gladly send you one or you can go to my Stampin’ Up Website and order this stamp set from there). Now this layout I got from Angie over at Chic n Scratch  and as you can see the one on the left is laid out just like she has her layout and the one on the right I tweaked it just a bit by having the four layers instead of three and then the third layer I just turned it slightly to make it a tad more casual looking.

The fifth card and surprise project I will keep under wraps for those who attend the class. So if any or all of these cards catch your eye and you would like to come make them for a personal touch in your card giving this year, then be sure to sign up through my Stampin’ Up Website or contact me by Wednesday, November 16, 2016 to reserve your seat. Bring a friend and enjoy a couple hours with us for card making, snacking and socializing.

Have a blessed day and see you Saturday, November 19, 2016!





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Recent Projects Completed

Hello everyone, I wanted to share with you some of the cards that I have completed recently. There are a few more that I haven’t taken pictures of yet but will get those posted as soon.

This is an exploding box card with a tea light candle cake with hidden gift box. Little note card pockets for writing a special Birthday note or even attaching a gift card.

This is a wedding card that I incorporated four gift note/card pockets with matching note cards. I think this card turned out so pretty.

These are the alternate cards I came up with from my October Paper Pumpkin Kit. This was a really fun kit. If you are interested in receiving surprise box in the mail every month filled with everything you will need to complete the project inside, then the Paper Pumpkin Kit is just for you. To get your Paper Pumpkin kit go to my Stampin’ Up website to sign up or contact your Stampin’ Up Demonstrator.

Isn’t this the cheeriest little Birthday card? I love all these bright colors and festiveness of the card, it really was fun to make!

Well I hope you liked all these pictures of the cards, please leave a comment and let me know what you think and tell me which one is your favorite.

Namaste ~


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Week #5 Sample Cards

I am going to make this short and sweet since the trick or treater’s are going to be here pretty soon and I don’t want to miss a one.

Here are the four cards that we are going to be making in our 5th card class this Saturday, 11-5-2016. If you are planning on attending please be sure to sign up by this Wednesday, 11-2-2016. Be sure to bring a friend and go to my Stampin’ Up website for more information about the class.

Hope to see you all on Saturday!


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Week #4 Sample Cards

Here we are 4th out of 10 classes already, time seems to be just flying by. This week we are going to do some simple, quick cards that will be enjoyable to make and fun to give. Plus we are going to make a cute little treat box that you can use any time of the year to say thank you to a co-worker, friend, neighbor or whomever you may want to show your appreciation.

So for those of you that can not attend this class in person and you would like information on how to make any of these cards, please contact me by leaveing a comment below. For those of you that would like to purchase any of these cards, card kits, or treat box, please go to my Store above and I will have this whole collection available to purchase as a set or individually.

I have extended the sign up date one day, so please be sure to sign up for this class no later than Thursday, October 27, 2016 if you would like to attend this class on Saturday, October 29,2016. For more details or to sign up for the class go to my Stampin’ Up Website.

Have a blessed day!


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Cards and Kits

For Sale…..All card kits we made in last Saturdays (10-22-2016) class are now available for you to purchase in my Store.

Set: 2 Thanksgiving cards and 2 Christmas cards – each card kit comes complete with everything you see on the cards in the pictures. You will need to provide the adhesive in order to complete these cards. If you would like for me to assemble these cards for you before sending them I will at no extra charge.

Individual: You may purchase these card kits individually by specifying which card or cards you would like from the list below.

#1. “Thinking of you…” Ornament

#2. “Thankful, Grateful, Blessed” Sequins

#3. “Give Thanks” Falling Leaves

#4. “merry..merry..merry” Christmas Lights

If you would like for me to assemble these cards before shipping, I’ll be glad to and at no extra charge.

Go to my Store above and get your holiday cards now, you won’t regret your decision.

Happy shopping!