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