Thursday, August 2, 2012

August Blog Hop


I have way too many favorites for this new Stampin Up Holiday Catalog but decided to go with the new Halloween line since I’ve been doing so much Christmas lately.  The new digital subway art (Toxic Framable Digital Designer Template) is soooo cool and I can’t wait to display it in my home and will probably make another for my office at work! I also chose to use the new set Googly Ghouls and the adhesive backed googlie eyes. The dsp is cute and has my favorite pattern, chevrons, so I am hooked. It’s called Howlstooth & Scaringbone. The striped ribbon is really beautiful also. Hope you enjoy!!!

Blog Hop Participants:
  1. Shellie G. of Creative Electica
  2. Annie L. of Love Me Cards
  3. Pam S. of Stampin' in the Sun!
  4. Nancy B. of Lady Stamps a Lot
  5. Rose C. of Stamp with Rose
  6. Tonya B. of Stampin' with Tonya
  7. Dawn S. of Dawn's Creative Chalet
  8. Patricia T. of Sunnyone Stampin'
  9. Heather W. of Heather's Stampin' Blog
  10. Pamela W. of Stinky Tofu
  11. Darcy J. of DJ's Stampin' Place
  12. Kim R. of Stamping with Kim
  13. Debra of Mommy Scraps

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

No Matter What

I am so thrilled to be asked to be a design team member for the Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge Team which has just been taken over by my lovely upline Pam Staples.  She is busy making some changes including changing the challenge site name to the Paper Craft Crew and adding some great new challenges. So stay tuned! 

This is the sketch for this week:


and this is my take on it:


I used Stampin Up’s Summer Smooches DSP, Summer Silhouettes and Petite Pairs.  Come join us in playing along with this week’s challenge here at Stampin Queens!

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. It’s also good timing because I am applying for a creative blog hopper team called Stylin Stampin Squad and this is my entry Smile 

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.