Happy Easter! 

I love the Basket Bunch bundle SO much! It is just so stinking cute! When I saw it, I knew I had to get it to use for Easter treats for the kids’ class parties. Naturally I completely ran out of time to even start, but that didn’t stop me from making an adorable card that I CASEd from Susan Campfield. I saw it on Pinterest and had to try it. 

I used Mint Macaron for the base and stamped all those little eggs with VersaMark. The bunny, eggs, and chick were all stamped in archival Basic Black, and colored with the wonderful watercolor pencils. The juggling bunny is attached to a window sheet for a “floating” look, and the window is framed in our gorgeous glimmer Mint Macaron. It was cut out using the stitched framelits. I just love this card and hope the recipient loves it too. 

Please feel free to leave a comment, and if you’d like to purchase any of the items you’ve seen here, or in any other posts, please visit my online store

Happy stamping!


Sale-a-Bration is over, but the fun is just starting

 I have admittedly been absent throughout Sale-a-Bration. Not saying I didn’t take full advantage of all the amazing swag, but I just haven’t had much time to actually use any of it. Scribbles and doodles just aren’t worthy of a post. Lol. PLUS, we’ve been dealing with sick kids, a sick pup, a sick hubby, AND trying to get our house ready to put on the market. I’m honestly not even sure where March went! So tonight, after a week of stressing over finding a painter, a storage unit, and trying to declutter my home, I decided that I needed some stamping time. It was time to put those Occasions and Sale-a-Bration items to use! I’ve been eyeing the Carousel Birthday set ever since I saw it in the catty. Couldn’t bring myself to buy it, because I just couldn’t figure out when I’d use it. After seeing so many beautiful projects made with that set, though, I had to have it. Here is my take on this amazingly versatile set:

I used So Saffron for the base, the Cupcakes and Carousels DSP for layer one, and Whisper White for the top layer. I stamped the tents in stamped off So Saffron. The carousel was done in stamped off Bermuda Bay, and the carousel horse was stamped in archival basic black. He was then “painted” with Wink of Stella pen and So Saffron, Bermuda Bay, and Calypso Coral. I left the sentiment off because I’m using this for a swap. I’d like the recipient to be able to use it for the occasion of her choice, so I’ve purposely left it blank. 

If you like what you see, please feel free to leave a comment! And if you’d like to purchase any of the items I used for this card, you can pick those up at my online store

Thanks for looking, and as always, happy stamping! 

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop Color Challenge



Hello all!  It is time again for another blog hop with some of the most talented ladies I’ve ever had the pleasure of “meeting.”  This will be my last, and I’m so thrilled that the subject is a Color Challenge.  Bright, beautiful color!  This month’s challenge focuses on the colors So Saffron, Rose Red, and Wild Wasabi.  I love this color combo and had so much fun just playing around with different ideas.  After a very rainy and dreary January, this was a much needed burst of brightness!  And, amazingly enough, I actually possess all 3 of these colors and didn’t have to make a last minute purchase to live up to the challenge!


I used the stamp sets Custom Tee and Tie Dyed.  I’ve been dying to do something with each of these since I first spotted them in the Occasions catalogue.  How fun are these??  And so incredibly versatile that you really could use them for just about any occasion.  The hardest part was figuring out which color combinations I wanted to use for my tie dyed looks.  LOL!


Here is a look at my finished card using the above products and the Cupcakes and Carousel DSP and coordinating card stock in Thick Whisper White, Rose Red, and Wild Wasabi.


I’m not really sure what on earth I’ll ever use this particular card for.  I may just frame it and display it because the colors are so cheerful.  The Rose Red combined with the Wild Wasabi may be my newest obsession.  I just love the way they look together!


I threw in a little Wink of Stella for some sparkle and finished it off with the Rule of Three rhinestones in the top right corner.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look.  Please hop around and see what wonderful things the others have created.  And definitely leave a comment if you feel so inclined!  I’d love to hear your feedback!  And as always, if you’d like to purchase any of the items used in this project, hop on over to my online store!

Happy stamping!

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Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop FIVE

Christmas, and all of the craziness that it brings, is behind us.  The kids are back at school.  Life is resuming some form of normalcy.  Well, I’m learning a new job at work, thanks to a corporate buy out, so “normal” is really a relative term right now.  Ha ha!  Unfortunately all of the running, and shopping, and late nights, and brain-taxing have meant there hasn’t really been much time to craft and stamp.  I’ve had all of these wonderful ideas bouncing around, but the majority of the time, I’ve left my craft station frustrated because nothing wanted to translate to paper.  And then, Stampin’ Up! announced the Occasions catty preorder, and Sale-a-Bration, and that was all she wrote.  So many beautiful sets, so little time!

So, the Global Stamping Friends decided that a Sale-a-Bration themed hop was in order.  How else would we be able to show off these amazing products?!?!

Here are a few of the things I’ve created using products from the Occasions and Sale-a-Bration catalogues (that went live Jan 4th):


Dragon Fly Dreams

I have a special friend in mind for this Dragonfly Dreams card.  I just love the way it turned out!

Next up is the card I made for my cousin’s daughter, who turns 11 this week.  I used the Big on Birthdays stampset for this one.


And finally, because I don’t do much scrapbooking anymore, I decided to do a little something with this month’s Paper Pumpkin kit.  The Sale-a-Bration item is the beautiful metallic woven ribbon used for the accent.


If you’d like to purchase any of the products I’ve used here, please either email me directly or check out my online store!

That’s all I have until next time.  So, in the meantime, please take a look at the next blog, by Jenn Curtis Charles.



Or, hop backward and check out the previous blog by Anja Reuss.