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!


CASEd Calendar part 4!

I have had so much fun with this little calendar project. I’m still pretty new to the idea of “mass production,” but I’d really love to have a selection of these in my Etsy store. Working outside the home full time, while also momming, makes this REALLY difficult for me at times. But, others do it, so I’ll find a way to do it. 🙂

So, for now, without further ado, here are the final months of my calendar project! If you’re interested in having this cute little desk calendar, or something like it — it’s totally customizable — please just let me know! Or if you’d like to make your own, email me and we’ll schedule a “play date!” Lol

Calendar part THREE!

I was at work today chatting with a customer when I realized, this month is already HALFWAY over! Halfway!!!!! I used to think my parents were crazy when they said that time goes faster the older you get. And now that I’m, ahem, well into adulthood, I’m seeing that they weren’t so crazy after all. I’d really love for time to slow down. I’m not at all ready for Christmas. So much crafting to do!!!! Gifts to make, cards to finish, and my calendar. 😜

So, with that being said, I give you the next three months of my hand made calendar!

Keep an eye out Friday for months August and September! I’ll save my favorite 3 months of the year for last. (the former preschool teacher in me realllllllly misses the fall holiday arts and crafts!)

Take a look, leave a comment, and happy stamping! ❤️

Calendar, part 2

It took me several days, and a couple of screw ups to finally get the February page of my mini calendar together. I am having SO much fun with this project! I just wish I’d discovered it sooner so that I could make loads of them to give out as Christmas gifts. Oh well, there’s always next year!

I realized after my last post that doing one month per post means it will take forever to get them all up. So, in order to expedite things, I’m going to try to do 2-3 per post. That gives me time to finish them and won’t take forever to get them all up!

So, with that said, here is my first stab at February:

I may have gotten ahead of myself a bit……….. Lol! At any rate, my Stamp-a-ma-jig saved the day. It allowed me to apply this stamp (from This Little Piggy)

Right where I wanted it.

All of that turned into one of my favorite pieces I’ve ever done!

For March I used the Tye Dye set from this year’s Sale-a-bration to “build” a shamrock since I didn’t have any appropriate stamp sets. Stamped in Emerald Envy.

And for April I used the Basket Bunch set with the coordinating dies to make this adorable Easter scene.

Ok, that’s it for today! More stamping tomorrow and more calendar pages Wednesday!

Thanks for looking, and happy stamping!

CASEd desk calendar

I was so inspired by our Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop last week that I decided I *needed* to try at least one of the other ladies’ projects. I purchased Jan Musselman’s printable calendar template and got to work!

I’ve decided to post my calendar in a series. One month per post. Once I’ve completed it, I plan on posting them for sale in my Etsy shop! So please stop by and take a look! Without further ado, here is the calendar “blank” that I had to work with:

They came in a PDF format, 2 per 8.5 X 11 sheet of paper, with easy to follow cutting instructions. I really need to start my Christmas cards, but this looked like so much more fun!

I used a Whisper White base for the calendar. For January I cut a 3.75×3.25 inch rectangle in Soft Sky, and then Shimmer White at 3.5×3. I off stamped snowflakes from the Colorful Seasons photopolymer stamp set in Soft Sky, then added die cut snowflakes in a silver glimmer paper.

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Thanks for looking, and happy stamping!

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 15!!!!

img_3666Holy cow!!! How on earth did we get to November AND Blog Hop 15 already?!? I haven’t blogged in a couple of months. Getting kids settled into a new school and new routines was a bit more taxing than I was expecting. I think we’ve finally got it down now, so I’m ready to jump back in. And, what better way than to join in the fun and share some AMAZING talent with our GSF Blog Hop?!?

The theme for this Hop is “anything but cards.” I love this theme! I’m always looking for a way to incorporate my stamping into other aspects of my home, so I was really excited with this one. I haven’t blogged much, but I have beensomewhat crafty. 🙂

s is a 4×4 Post It note holder. It will be a teacher gift for Christmas. I’ve got one more to make, and will add pictures as soon as I’ve gotten it done!

irst craft room NEEDED a little something crafty to brighten it up!

And finally, I needed something pretty for my dies and embossing folders and pens. I followed tutorials by Sam Hammond at Pootles Papercraft and made a set of these:

nks for taking a look, please leave me some feedback as I’d love to hear your thoughts!

As always, happy stamping! Now, please take the Blog Hop tour and leave these amazingly talented ladies some love! 😘😘😂


Tricia Butts

Lisa Ann Bernard

Amanda Farlinger

Erica Jones

Sarah McDermott

Georgia Gaydos

Sharleen Luciano

Kimberley Anne Morris

Jenn Curtis Charles

Jan Musselman

Anastasia Radloff

Amanda Bates

Karie Beglau

Courtenay Heuston

Ellen Woodbridge

Amber Thompson