Star of Light


What a gorgeous set this is.  The stamps (142110)and the framelits(141840) make for a beautiful card.  Today I used unconventional Christmas colors.  Island Indigo and copper.  WOW!  I cut out the bigger star using copper foil and the smaller star using the copper glimmer paper.   Before adhering it to the Island Indigo, I embossed the circle images and words with Versamark and copper embossing powder.  I also added a little copper metallic thread and of course a few rhinestones.

Did you know you can get the stamp set and framelits as a bundle (143508)and save money?  Well you can!

If you are interested in all the ingredients for this card, leave me a comment and I will be happy to give you them!


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If I Only Had A Brain


Yes, I am a “Wizard of Oz” fan big time and this little guy reminds me of the scarecrow in the classic movie.   This image is part of the stamp set called Cookie Cutter Halloween.  It has so many cute  little guys in it and I couldn’t wait to get a hold of this guy which was the main reason I bought the set.  You can buy it too starting September 1st.  Click on the Stampin Up image in the upper right corner to get started.

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Spooky Fun!

IMG_6337Summer isn’t even over and there is already Halloween items in the stores!  EEK!  I do love Halloween which is right in the middle of my favorite season!  Love, love, love autumn.  What’s your favorite season?

So I’m no better than the stores because yesterday I pulled out my Spooky Fun set from the Holiday mini and played with it!  So many cute stamps in this set.

Sometimes I forget about all the cool things I already have from SU such as the window framelit that I used in this card.  Stamped a few spider webs, sponged around the edges with Basic Gray ink and added it to the piece of Hollywood Night Specialty paper.  Love the brick!  The tree and bat are part of the Halloween Scene Edgelits.  So fun.   The Halloween Night Baker’s Twine completes the card.

If you like this card and want to make it, click on the Stampin Up image in the upper right corner and it will take you to my store where you can shop for items you may need.

I will be happy to help you with any questions you may have.

Happy Wednesday!


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I love this set.  It is so versatile.  And the more I looked at it and played with it, the more things I realized could be done with it.  I find myself most times with stamp sets, just using one or two images and moving on!   Do you do that?  With this set you can do so much more.  From summer to fall and winter and Christmas!  Oh the possibilities.  So when I saw this palm tree in the set (which I didn’t even notice when I ordered it) I figured I should use it now before summer is over.  FullSizeRender

I used Crumb Cake and Pear Pizzazz markers to color the tree.  Of course I didn’t realize there was a shadow stamp that can be used with the palm leaves as well.  I will try that next time.  I then stamped the sand with Crumb Cake ink and watercolored some water with Pool Party.  Then I had an “aha” moment.  I had used some of the new burlap ribbon from SU in another class demonstrating how you can pull the fibers out to use as single twine.  But what was left was really cool as well.  Can you see the clear fibers that I thought looked like waves?  Pretty cool.   Next time I will pull out that top fiber as well.  I finished the card off with words from the Watercolor Wishes on the Oval framelit cutouts.  Love those.  The base of the card is Pool Party with a layer embossed with the new Seaside embossing folder.

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Boy, Have I Been A Slacker!

I can’t believe how long it has been since I posted anything here.  I think it is a great way to journal our lives on blogs but sometimes I think we do it so we can be heard by others and when no one says anything, it can become frustrating and discouraging to say the least.  I have friends that have some great blogs.  They share art or pictures and stories about their families.  They share sadness and hurdles they have overcome.  They have shared their pain and their happiness.  And some write just a few lines and others write paragraphs.  And maybe people view it but do they leave a comment?  Most of the time no! So I ask myself if I really need a blog?  What do you think?  Do you feel differently?  We all like some gratification from time to time or maybe just a kind word to encourage us to keep going with what we are doing.   I’m not tech savvy and that may be part of the problem.  I learn by trial and error and sometimes my kids and tech savvy friends help me out.  So I have said my two cents worth and am ready to venture out into the blog world again.  Stay tune………

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Antique Santa


I knew I had to have this set the minute I saw this Santa.  I love the old time look of him.  He is out of the hostess set called Antique Tags offered in the Holiday Mini.  My new stamps come today from the new Occasions Catalog so I’m trying to get as much use out of my stamps from the Holiday Mini as possible.  I know once I have these new toys in my hands I will be putting my “old” stamps aside and begin playing and creating new cards.  You may not see me for days!  There are so many wonderful new items and I think you will be as excited about them as you were about the Holiday Mini.  Yep.  You are going to be in trouble!  Have a great weekend.

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Christmas Cuties

IMG_1288It’s always fun to take a challenge and try to make a card with it.  Kimberly Van Diepen challenged her team to make a card using Pool Party and Watermelon Wonder along with Whisper White.  So when I saw the colors, this little guy came to mind.  I water colored him and then used my Oval framelits to cut him out and matted him onto a larger oval of Pool Party.  The Silver Doily blended perfectly.  I need to use the other two cuties in this set.  One is an angel and one is a little guy in a snow suit!  If you love to color then this is the set for you!

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Love Is Kindness

As this year comes to a close I am finally posting again. I don’t know where the time goes or what it is that I’ve been doing. Well other than getting another total knee replacement, returning to work, hosting a family reunion, Thanksgiving, a baby shower, and becoming a grandma for the first time!!! I am so excited and will share some pics of the new baby later on. For now I want to share this little card with an image from the new Stampin Up Occasions 2015 catalog. It will be available for you to purchase in another week or so. I stamped the image twice. Colored both with the new Blendabilities. Love love love! Then I cut out half of each tulip and place on top of the other image with dimensionals. I’m not one for a lot of “fussy” cutting but this didn’t really take long at all and it really makes the card. Wish it showed up better in the picture. There are so many wonderful new stamps and paper and embellishments in the new catalog. Not to mention the freebies you will get with the new Saleabration Catalog. Oh my! So many fun items. So little time!

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Lacy & Lovely

Lacy & Lovely

I wish I had played more with this set this year. There is so much you can do with it. In fact, I had another idea as I made these cards today for a very special secretary at work. I hope she likes them. Stay tune for a post in the future using this set. I am so excited about it! Todays colors include Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple

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Throwback Thursday

ImageHave you tried digital scrapbooking?  It had me hooked the first time I saw it at a SU convention a few years ago.  So much fun!  It takes a little practice but you can do so much with it.  You can manipulate the size, color, and shape of pretty much anything you do with your page.  You can round corners and make your pages look torn and add shadowing.  The list goes on and on.  There are a zillion (well maybe not that many) but a lot of embellishments available for your pleasure.  If you notice on this page I did, there is even washi tape.  I also used an overlay!  There are many classes, tutorials, and peeps out there that will help you if you struggle with getting started.  I am still learning all the ends and outs but can’t wait to do another page each time I’m done.  Just do it and you will amaze yourself!  Have a great day.

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