CASE-ing Tuesday #131

It’s Tuesday again! That means it’s time to put my own spin on a card in one of the catalogues. This week’s card comes from the Sale-a-Bration catalogue. The card we’re CASEing features one of the free items you can earn with a qualifying order.

I don’t have this stamp set, so I obviously couldn’t use it, but I LOVE the Calypso Coral, so I stuck with similar colors for mine. I used the Beautiful Day set from the Occasions catalogue.

I stamped the flower in Calypso Coral and then used the Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blends markers to color it in. The center was done with Calypso Coral Blends. The sentiment was stamped in Calypso Coral and then cut out using the Stitched Shapes framelits. I love the pretty simplicity of this card. Soft, subtle colors are my favorites.

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CASE-ing Tuesday #130

Tuesday again, and time for another CASE-ing Tuesday card! This time we CASEd a card on page 41 of the Occasions catalogue.

I love this card. I love that it combines a sale-a-bration item (the Tutti Frutti cards) with an item from the Occasions catty. I don’t have this set, although I must admit that looking at this picture makes me want it, even if it’s just to reproduce this particular card over and over. Lol!

So, since I don’t have this set, I went with another SUPER popular set from the Occasions catalogue. Waterfront. This set is SO amazing! There are so many different variations of ways you can put the elements of this set together. Mountain scenes, beach scenes, etc, etc. I really can’t say enough about this set. Because I am not a talented artist. But with this set, I don’t need to be! It’s literally THAT easy!

The sentiment came from my 2nd favorite set, Remarkable You, from the annual catalogue.

Thanks for taking a look, and please feel free to stop by our CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook page to check out all of the other entries. And PLEASE feel free to play along!

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 17: SALE A BRATION!

It’s that time again! The new Occasions catalogue launched this week, and with it comes SALE-A-BRATION! What’s Sale-a-Bration, you ask? It’s just this amazing sale where you earn free, yes FREE, stuff when you order. The Occasions catalogue is chock full of beautiful and versatile sets and papers. And the new Sale-a-Bration line up is the best I’ve seen in my 3 years as a demonstrator. For more info, please message or email me!

So, with Occasions and Sale-a-Bration in mind, our Global Stamping Friends community thought this would be the perfect time to showcase some of these amazing products!

I chose to work with one set in the Occasions catalogue and one from my Sale-a-Bration “earnings,” Petal Palette and Epic Celebrations.

I used the coordinating dies that come in the Petal Palette bundle to create that gorgeous lattice out of Sweet Sugarplum card stock, and used the Pink Pirouette Stampin’ Blend alcohol markers to color the flowers in. I have to admit, I didn’t think I’d like those markers as much as I did, so I only ordered a couple to play around with. The green was done using Spectrum Noir markers I had on hand. (I have since made another order to include all of the Blends colors!) They take a bit of practice, but are truly wonderful products. I’ve never had much luck with alcohol markers. Don’t tell my husband — he purchased every set of Spectrum Noir markers Joann’s had on the shelf a couple of years ago. I’ve never really used them. The Blends have the same shaped nib that our regular Stampin’ Write markers have, and I found that to be MUCH easier to work with. I also watched a couple of videos by Sam Hammond of Pootles Papercraft on YouTube. She’s wonderful and I highly recommend her tutorial videos!

For the Epic Celebrations card, I stamped in our Basic Black archival ink and used my aqua painters to “paint,” with Pacific Point, Wild Wasabi, , Tempting Turquoise, and Tip Top Taupe on Whisper White card stock.

I fell in love with this set the moment I saw it. I have so many “girly” or “kiddie” sets. This seemed like the perfect in between set. Can be made feminine, masculine, or gender neutral, and can be used for young or old alike. And best of all, it is FREE with a $50 order! For more info check out the SU! links below:

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CASE-ing Tuesday #128

Happy New Year everyone! I hope you all had an amazing holiday season and haven’t suffered too much from your New Years revelry. We spent our evening with neighbors and were able to just walk home after the ball dropped. It definitely beat being out on the road, but goodness gracious, was it COLD! We’re in the midst of a cold snap here in Central Virginia.

So, needless to say, when it came time to CASE this week’s card, my mind was on something WARM! Anyone who knows me, or has spent more than 10 minutes with me, knows that I have a complete obsession with all things coffee. So, it should really come as no surprise to anyone that this is what I came up with:

I used the Coffee Cafe stamps and dies, and coordinating DSP, on Emerald Envy and Early Espresso card stock.

Thanks for looking, I hope wherever you are, that you’re staying warm!

Happy New Year, and happy Stamping!


Clearance rack update!

Just like the rest of us, it’s out with the “old,” and in with the “new!”  Stampin’ Up! has updated their clearance rack with new items.  Make sure you take a minute to check them out before they’re all gone!

Also, don’t forget, 2018 Occasions catalogue goes live SOON!  It’s amazing and there are so many versatile products available.  I’ve got my preorder in and am just waiting for a good “break” in scheduling to get a chance to play with my new products.  I can’t wait to create something new!


Also, as a side note, in addition to being able to order from my Stampin’ Up! store, I’ll be adding some premade items to my Etsy store.  Pre-made cards, card sets, and vinyl projects.  2018 is going to be the year for hand crafting!  Make sure you shoot me an email if you’re interested in setting up a “girls’ day” of crafting and creating.

Check out the clearance rack here.

Also, don’t forget about the annual sale.  Some great prices on lots of goodies that you may have been holding off on.  Make sure to check out the retiring list to grab the things you’ve been wanting before it’s too late! Email me for a complete list of retiring products.

And, as always, check out my online store here.



It’s CASE-ing Tuesday again!

It has been a CRAZY two weeks in my home, so I completely missed out on last week’s CASE-ing Tuesday project. The ladies put together some wonderful projects, so please hop over to the CASE-ing Tuesday Facebook page to check out all of their work. Leave them some love and let them know how awesome they are! You can also check out this week’s entries in the pinned post at the top.

This is this week’s CASE card:

I love the simplicity of this card. It’s perfect for beginner card makers and there is a load of potential for stepping it up. I opted for the simple look this morning and didn’t really change much except the stamp set and colors. It took me all of 10 minutes to put it together. So it’s great for that last minute card you forgot to make! Lol!

I stepped it up just a tad by adding those rhinestones. It needed a little bit of sparkle.

Thanks for taking a look this morning!

Christmas Angel …….. Pigs?

Hello! Yes, you read that right! Christmas angel pigs. A dear friend needed a set of christmas cards to give to her staff. She wanted to go with something animal related and she has a flying pig figurine in her office. So, with This Little Piggy, some Post-It note masks, sponges, and Powder Pink, Pink Piroutte, and Soft Sky inks, the Angel Pig was born.

How stinking CUTE is that?!?!? I’m so in love with it that I’m now wishing I’d made all of my Christmas cards to match!

In order to make this sweet, and quirky, card, I started out with a piece of 8.5 X 5.5 Night of Navy card stock, scored at 4.25 inches. The layer is a 5.24 X 4 inch Whisper White. The pig and sky were done with a double masked process. I stamped the pig onto a Post It and cut it out to use as a mask. I also kept the “negative space” portion of the mask to sponge the pig. The pig is done in Powder Pink with some Pink Piroutte for shading. I tried to stay away from the wings as much as possible to give them a paler look. Once I was done sponging the pigs, I used the pig mask to roll on the Soft Sky background with a sponge roller. The clouds were stamped with Soft Sky on shimmer Whisper White and cut out using the clouds from the Up and Away framelits.

If you are interested in creating some angel pigs of your own, or would like a complete supply list, let me know!

Thanks for looking, and Happy Stamping!


Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 16 — festive celebrations

img_3666If your home is like mine, it is turning into Christmas central! Having just bought our home, funds are a bit tight, but spirits are high and we’re all enjoying seeing the lights go up in our neighbors’ yards. My daughter will be SEVEN tomorrow, so this is always a special time of year for her!

So, keeping the Christmas spirit in mind, our GSF group decided that the theme for this month’s blog hop should be Festive Celebrations. I decided to use a few of the Christmas cards I’ve made for friends and family, and a couple for a swap group I’m in for this month’s hop. I’ve had so much fun creating these over the past month!

First, we have the card I created in bulk, to go out to friends and family. I used Old Olive for the base, a retired DSP that I have way too much of for my first layer, and the Ready for Christmas stamp set on a Whisper White 2nd layer. This stamp set looks like a coloring book scene at first, so I stamped with Basic Black archival ink and then used Stampin’ Write markers to color it in. The sentiment is cut out with the Layering Ovals framelits in Real Red and Whisper White. A little sheer Old Olive bow tops it off!

Of course it’s pictured with my Hedwig mug I got for my birthday. Lol

Next up, is this adorable Ho! Ho! Ho! card I made for a swap group I’m in. I used Crumb Cake and Whisper White for layering. The “DSP” was created by repeatedly stamping “ho ho ho” from the (retired) Get Your Santa On stamp set in VersaMark. Then Santa is placed on top. He was made using the Santa Suit stamps and coordinating Santa Builder framelits.

And finally, because right after Christmas, we celebrate NYE, I’ve got this gorgeous New Years eclipse card using Smoky Slate, Basic Black, silver glitter paper, and the Number of Years stamp set and framelits. That striped background is actually from a Paper Pumpkin kit, then colored with Wink of Stella to make the stripes shimmer.

I hope this holiday season finds you happy and healthy, and that no matter how you celebrate, you get to spend it with those you love the most! Thanks for looking, please feel free to leave a comment, and as always, happy stamping!





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Blog roll:

Anita Wifladt

Rebecca Urban

Libby Dyson

Jan Musselman

. Lisa Ann Bernard

Karie Beglau

Amanda Farlinger

Kimberley Anne Morris

Tricia Butts

Amanda Bates

Kristie Walthall (you are HERE)

Anastasia Radloff

Erica Jones

Jenn Charles Curtis

Marieke Bart

Courtenay Heuston

Angelique Stempelkeuken

Sarah McDermott


CASEing Tuesday group Blog Hop

Today marks the FIRST ever CASEing Tuesday Facebook group Blog Hop. This is a group I’ve been part of for a while now, but haven’t consistently participated in. Each Tuesday the group admins choose a card/project from one of the current SU! Catalogues, and everyone posts a picture of their spin on it. It’s so much fun to see how everyone’s interpretation of the chosen card!

In case you don’t know what CASE means, it’s Case And Share Everything, and you can copy it exactly, change a little, or change a lot. Just have to use the chosen card as your inspiration. This week’s card comes from page 44 of the Holiday Catalogue:

Here is my “take:”

I used a Night of Navy base, and two different patterns from Naturally Eclectic DSP for the base. The sentiment is Berry Burst & Whisper White cut out with layering Ovals framelits and then stamped in stamped off Berry Burst. A piece of Silver Ribbon for the bow. After a month of making Christmas cards, I decided that some non-traditional colors were a much needed break!

Thanks for looking. Please take a few minutes to check out all of the other CASEer’s cards, and feel free to drop by our Facebook Group to see some more of these talented ladies’ work!