Tuesday, May 31, 2016


This card is the BOMB if you ask me, and it was so fun to make!

This was an invitation for my Mom's bachelorette party! I took her and some friends cheese tasting (see my theme?). It was so much fun! I did not tell her what we were doing until that morning and she was so surprised!

Being a cheese lover myself, I was looking forward to this event wholeheartedly and I had to have the perfect invitation.

So, I used my punches to create a cheese background, added a little gold flair, and stamped some words ... Voila! Simple, yet effective.

My mom loved it :)

Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Basic Black
Ink: So Saffron, Staz On Jet Black
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Four Your Party
1 1/2" punch, 1/4" punch
Gold Metallic Thread

Friday, May 27, 2016

May 2016

I am very new to the Paper Pumpkin scene, in fact, this is only my second month. So, I have not formed a thorough opinon of the service ... sort of.

If you are new to the idea of Paper Pumpkin I will give you a quick update. It is a mail subscription through Stampin' Up with one project to complete each month. It includes everything you need to do it, and it can be anything from cards to a 3D project. For example, last December was a calendar for the next year. The subscription (of course) uses only Stampin' Up materials.

So far I am having fun with it, but I am not really following the directions ...

This months project was a set of cards with a really cool laser cut  pattern. The kit included a Pumpkin Pie (orange) crimped paper, the laser cut folded card, embellishments (Pool Party), a stamp set, and Night of Navy ink mini. I chose not to use Night of Navy because I did not think it matched at all. Yup, I'm a rebel.

Here are the cards I cam up with:

Not bad, but I felt I could make something cuter. So I used the rest of the materials and had some fun! I tried to use all of the materials I could, but I was not a fan of the orange, sorry!

Anyhoo, here are the cards I came up with:

Honestly, this was super fun because my challenge was to take the original basic design elements and make them my own! So fun!

I did this whole crafty project with my Stampin' Up demonstrator, and you can see her cards at Craftier Creations.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016


Spring is that time of year that these cards become very appropriate! .. Babies and such.

This is a good card especially if the sex of the baby is a mystery since there is blue and pink. The colors could also be changed and it would make a great wedding card too.

Hope you like it. Happy Spring!

Paper: White, Pink Pirouette, Teal
Ink: Distress Ink Peacock Feathers, Pink Pirouette
Stamps: Sassy Salutations
Embossing Folder
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches
Accent pearls

Friday, May 6, 2016

My Everything

I recently subscribed to Paper Pumpkin, a monthly craft/card subscription through Stampin' Up. There was a deal through the company that you would get an extra "exclusive" stamp set for signing up at that time. I am not a huge fan of my first box (a paper wreath), but I really love the extra stamp set.

I decided to go for a palm tree theme (I love this color by the way - Mossy Meadow) since I had warm sandy beaches on my mind. the "palm trees" are actually one leaf stamp that I stamped over and over with different amounts of ink. Turned out pretty cool. I especially like the words. The font is so whimsy and fun!

Hopefully next month's Paper Pumpkin is a little better.

Ink: Mossy Meadow
Paper: Whisper White, Mossy Meadow
Stamps: Extra Paper Pumpkin Stamp Set

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Party Pants

My new year's resolution was to send out more cards this year. I have this habit of making cards and forgetting to send them. So far this year I have not followed through at all!

Hopefully I will get better as the year progresses. Anyway, here is a cute card I came up with. I absolutely love this balloon set so much! It is so versatile and fun!

I made it in two different colors just for fun. So cute!

These could be for a birthday party or any other type of party. I hope you like them! Have a great day!

Ink: Blackberry Bliss, Wild Wassabe, Pool Party, Staz On Jet Black
Paper: Whisper White, Blackberry Bliss, Basic Black
Stamps: Balloon Celebration
Balloon Bouquet Punch