Saturday, August 31, 2013

Label Love Birthday with Scraps

Again, I was trying to make use of some scraps on these cards, it didn't dent my pile too much, but I still like the cards :)

I added some strips of card stock and designer series paper to a strip of Whisper White and layered it onto my Basic Gray embossed card stock for this one.

This is more the type of card I make even without using scraps, but the die cut piece and flag were also scraps.

Label love
Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Raspberry Ripple, Baked Brown Sugar, Very Vanilla card stock
Coastal Cabana ink
Birthday Basics dsp
Artisan label punch
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Friday, August 30, 2013

Special Season

I combined the Delicate Doilies and Special Season stamp sets for this card.  As you can see, there is a Garden Green base behind the folded Whisper White card, my base is 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" and the Whisper White piece is 51/4"  4" folded.

When you lay it flat it just looks like the Garden Green is the folded card base.

Special Season, Delicate Doilies
Whisper White, Island Indigo, Crumb Cake and Garden Green card stock
Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Early Espresso and Garden Green ink and markers

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Thursday, August 29, 2013

New Sales and Specials!

15% off the Butterfly Bundle
Papillion Potpourri Stamp Set and Bitty Butterfly Punch
Butterfly Clear-mount Bundle
Butterfly Clear Mount Bundle 135311 $26.27 sale price
Butterfly Wood Mount Bundle  135312 $29.67 sale price

and available today...September's "Best of" set
 Best of Autumn Clear-mount Stamp SetBest of Autumn clear mount 134390 $14.95

Still looking for a few Virtual Stamp Club members to round out one of my groups, e-mail me if you think this is a good fit for you.  You can find more information right here.

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Hey there!

Those fun little Paper Pumpkin kits are so much fun, but remember, you can still use them after the project in the box is completed!  I have used a couple different sets of stamps from previous kits on these quick and fun cards.

The Chevron border punch is super fun to play with as well and you can use either the chevrons you punch out or the piece you punched them from!

The background is embossed with the Alphabet Press Folder on Smoky Slate for each of the cards.

Smoky Slate, Night of Navy, Whisper white and Wild Wasabi card stock
I Am Me dsp
Smoky Slate, Wild Wasabi and Night of Navy classic ink
Alphabet Press folder
Chevron border punch
Don't forget you can still get 2 months of My Paper Pumpkin for just $10 plus tax if you sign up before August 31st!  Just go here to get started!
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Wednesday, August 28, 2013


The new Expressions Thinlits Dies are great to add to cards, scrapbook pages or other projects (the trick to get them out is wax paper between the card stock and the thinlit).  Since the "thankful" is a little longer, I wanted to make a card that it fit on a little bit better and that meant a bigger card...

But then what do I do for an envelope?  Well, starting September 1st, we have a brand new AWESOME option called the Envelope Punch Board that will take card of any envelope dilemma you might come across :)

It will give you envelope dimensions for tons of different card sizes and then you just score, punch and go!  I wanted to add a liner to this envelope so I made a smaller size one and cut it down to place inside the envelope I made...

Look like fun?  Check back on September 1st and get one of your own!!

Day of Gratitude
Very Vanilla, Pool Party card stock
Sweater Weather dsp
Night of Navy, Early Espresso ink
Antique brads
Envelope Punch Board
Expressions thinlit dies
Christmas Card Kits still available for on the lookout for September's kit as well! 
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Tuesday, August 27, 2013


I really love the single stamps that Stampin' Up! recently added to our fabulous product line up.  It is nice to be able to pick just one sentiment and the price is definitely right!

Old Olive ink
Baked Brown Sugar, Whisper White, Old Olive card stock
Season of Style dsp
Quatrefancy specialty paper
In color boutique details


Stamp images reduced to 50%.
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Monday, August 26, 2013

September Christmas Card Kit!

I have the new September Christmas Card kit available for purchase!  Precut pieces and envelopes to make 12 cards quickly to get you ready for the Christmas season.  The sentiments can easily be changed to be used with stamps you currently own if you so choose to do that. 
Do you always wait until it is almost Christmas to send out your holiday cards and then don't have time to make your own? What if you had the chance to make 12 each month that were cut out for you and ready to assemble so that by the time December 1st rolls around, you would have 60 cards ready to mail?
For the first time, I have put together a 5 month program for you that will help you be ready when it is time to send out those holiday cards. Each month from now through December, I will have a different kit. Each kit contains card pieces, embellishments and envelopes for making 12 cards and will include a picture to follow as you recreate them. All you will need is adhesive, ink and stamps.
E-mail me to order your kit(s) today!  If they need to be mailed, I can combine kits to save you on postage as well. 
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Summer Catch

Our Late Night Stampers Challenge right now is to make a project that screams summer.  For us summer means farming and baseball, but occasionally we get to throw in a weekend at the lake and go fishing.  I thought I would scrap our swimming and fishing adventure at the lake.

I used the Gingham Garden designer series paper along with the By the Tide and Yippee Skippee stamp sets.

I added some elements from the Tag a Bag Accessories kit as well...and my title and journaling were done in My Digital Studio.

My Digital Studio
By the Tide
Yippee Skippee
Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo, Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight card stock
Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake and Island Indigo classic ink
Tag a Bag accessories kit
Gingham Garden dsp
Come on over and see the samples and join in the fun!
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Play Ball with Thinlits

The new Thinlits are so much fun to play with and have so many possibilities!  For these cards I went with a boyish birthday there and used the Gorgeous Grunge, Bring on the Cake, Great Sport and Blue Ribbon stamp sets.

On each one, I added a scallop circle to both sides of the portion that flips and either a baseball or a Happy Birthday.

On one card, I added some brights Candy Dots as well.

Circle Card Die Thinlit
Great Sport
Blue Ribbon
Bring on the Cake
Gorgeous Grunge
Real Red, Soft Suede, Soft Sky classic ink and markers
Island Indigo, Whisper White card stock
brights candy dots
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Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hybrid splatter

The two cards I have to share with you today come from printed leftovers from a hybrid card I made for the Artisan Award contest last spring. 

I used My Digital Studio to print the splatters and sentiments and then just added some mats and embellishments to finish off the cards.

My digital studio
Melon Mambo, , Pool Party and Very Vanilla card stock
Victoria Crochet trim
Fancy Flower punch
Antique Brad
1 1/4" burlap ribbon
Vintage designer button
linen thread
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Friday, August 23, 2013

Count Your Blessings

My final project for this session of UStamp with Dawn and Friends is a Count Your Blessings frame.  No matter what is going on around us, I think that is something we need to stop and think about every day.

There are still some awesome projects on the way and you can catch what you have missed as well!  Join us at
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Thursday, August 22, 2013

August My Paper Pumpkin

I think it is a first for me to be able to sit down the day after I get my Paper Pumpkin kit in the mail and put it together!  While I did use all the supplies in the kit, I made my own designs and added a couple extras from the Tag a Bag accessories kit.

On he second card I used a scrap of Epic Day This and That dsp.

The stickers were easy to play with when I decided to pleat them on this last card...I bet that would work well with washi tape too, I might have to give it a shot!

Look like fun?  Only a few more days to get in on the $10 kits for your first two months!  Go here to get started and you can have a fun kit like this in your mailbox next month.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Special Season of Joy Card Set

I have another UStamp with Dawn and Friends Heating up the Holidays project to share with you. 

This one is another Christmas card set and I will have one more project to share with you before too long!  Come on over and join us for some fun and lots of great projects (with fabulous tutorials!).
Have a great day!
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Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Simple Thank Yous and LNS Fall Treasure Hunt!

It is that time of year again to play for a chance to win free Stampin' Up! products!

Here’s how to play:

-visit each of the blogs listed (it’s always nice to leave a comment!) -look for participating Treasure Hunt players – they will have the picture of the SU! box and they will list their clue

-make a note of what the clue is, and whose blog it is on

-once you’ve collected 50 clues, email them to ME at ( listing each clue & where you found it

-you have from Tuesday August 20th to Friday, October 25th 2013 to collect 50 clues and email them to me, to be entered into the contest -Contest closes Friday Oct. 25th at midnight PST

My Clue is....
Ink Pads
So one down and 49 to go!  You will really enjoy checking out all the blogs while you find the clues. 

First NameLast NameBlog AddressCountry
B JayneStenstrom
Lesley Lendon                                     UK
Kris Sobolik                            US
Misty Snell                                        US
Rhonda Price                               US
Jaime Barnett                          UK
Janet Yates                                   Canada
Avery Murphy                     Canada
Jennifer King                                           US
Erika Trowell                                                   US
Mary K. Wessling                      US
Jean Piersanti                   US
Karina Chin                                           Canada
Samantha Joyce                          UK
Jennifer Wren                              US
Susan Timchack                  US
Cindy Mitchell-Clark       US
Cindy Fodor                                 US
Amber Meulenbelt                             Canada
Anastasia Radloff                         US
Robin Boyer                                      US
Amy Hoffman               US
Louise Radies                     Canada
Holly Stene                              US
Melissa Banbury                  Canada
Laura Leuenberger              US
Denise Willerton       Canada
Raissa Spatola                                  US
Sandy Risi                       US
Rachel Bateman                     US
Nicole Mahler                 US
Cathy Parlitsis              US
Laurie Reaume             Canada
Jacqueline Dorer-Russell US
Kay Marini                US
Cary Payette              US

And now on to the card for today!
I have been making a lot of thank you cards lately because I like to give them as part of a gift when I go to a bridal shower.  These were quick and easy to put together  using the Hello Lovely and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets.

I added the layered butterflies and some basic rhinestones to complete them.
Hello Lovely
Gorgeous Grunge
Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Coastal Cabana card stock
Calypso Coral, Bermuda Bay and Crisp Cantaloupe classic ink
Elegant butterfly
Bitty Butterfly
basic rhinestones
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I am a mom, wife, farmer and Stampin' Up! demonstrator from North Dakota. I love to stamp and scrapbook and share ideas with others so I thought I would try out a blog. Hope you enjoy it!