Cardmaking When You Don’t Have Alot Of Free Time

Well we all know that life is busy…..sometimes crazy busy.  It doesn’t leave much time for us to express our creativity but it’s important to carve that time out every now and then to destress & do what we love.   If you make several cards of the same design, you will save loads of time.

Here’s a way to get lots of wonderful cards made using only a small amount of time.

Night 1….. choose your card stock, designer series paper {if you are using it}, stamp set (s), any thinlits / punches you plan on using and embellishments you will need.  Now, create a Pinterest board and select some cards for inspiration.  If you have some extra time, cut out several card bases {5.5 x 4.25″}, some 4″ x 5.25″ sheets of designer series paper & some 5 x 3.75″ Whisper White card pieces for the verses inside the cards.  It’s a great idea to put this stuff in a container, so it will be easily accessible for the  next free moment you get.

Night 2…… you can make some die cuts with your punches and/or thinlits and stamp sentiments on them.  This is where you can change up the cards a little by just stamping different sentiments on each die cut.  You can also stamp some verses on your 5 x 3.75″ Whisper White card stock.  By using the Stamparatus, stamping is super easy and time efficient!  You can stamp lots of versus or sentiments without using different clear blocks.  This will also save you lots of time.


Night 3…..tonight you are ready to assemble. Attach die cuts, embellishments, doilies or anything else you’d like to add to your designer series paper.  Attach your designer series paper to the card base.  Glue the 5 x 3.75″ verse cards inside and voila….you’ve made a bunch of cards using only a stolen moment here and there.

p.s. As a side note, I highly recommend ordering coordinating supplies.  Do you see a designer series paper that you just “have to have’?  Well ordering the coordinating stamp set, card stock, and any embellishments you might want makes card making so much easier and way less frustrating.  Spending hours searching for materials that match is very time consuming and takes the fun out of creating.

No go forward and see what you can create!  Leave me a message and let me know how your card making is going and if any of my tips help you!

Cheers & have the greatest of days!

What can you do with one sheet of Designer Series Paper?

Some of this paper is so gorgeous that most of you are hoarding it in your “stash” unable to take it out and cut it and then cover it up with embellishments and card stock.  I know, I’ve been there {still am with some of it}.  Stampin Up has taken printed paper to an entirely new level.  Petal Promenade is one of those amazing paper packs.  It’ seems a travesty to cover up these wonderful flowers but cut you must.  Just stick it to a card blank, pop on a sentiment and voila’ you have a delightful card sure to put a smile on someone’s face.

Even better….how about cutting one 12 x 12 sheet into 10 pieces and making 10 cards?  Check out these cards I made with very little time and just one sheet of paper.

Why don’t you try your own One Sheet Wonder!  You will be amazed at all the cards you can make from just 1 sheet!

Cheers ladies!


Lets Get Inky

39121302_10161012197695495_8174234680334221312_nSometimes we don’t need a whole lot of doo dads to make a great card.  Playing around with ink can really add a wow factor to your cards.

Here I used a 4 x 5.25″ piece of glossy white card stock.  I lightly brushed over the card stock with my embossing buddy to clean it of any static.  Then I stamped the images on the card stock with Versamark and applied heat with my heat gun.  All that was left to do was to apply ink with my sponge daubers.  Just press your dauber gently in the ink and dab it on a piece of paper before applying to the glossy paper.  Make a swirling motion with the dauber.  Now pop it on a 4.25 x 5.5″ card base & add a few embellishments.  Voila…… you have a great card!

Use different colors of ink and stamps for an endless array of cards!

Happy Stamping!


Hello dear friend!


It’s been so long since I visited you!  I was talking to a friend today about her blog and I thought “oh my gosh, when was the last time I visited mine”?  Well that all changes today.

Since we last talked, I’ve bitten the bullet and become a Stampin Up Demonstrator.  Something I should have done along time ago!  I’ve been busy creating up a storm with all the amazing new offerings from Stampin Up.  I host classes as often as the ladies want & I’ve made some amazing friendships.

Do you think this would be something you would be interested in?  Please feel free to reach out and begin this amazing journey of touching peoples hearts with your wonderful greeting cards.

Want to know how I created these, please don’t hesitate to reach out.  One of the things I cherish most about being a Stampin Up Demonstrator is the human contact and the friendships.

Here’s my cards from the last class.  It’s only August, but I’m starting to get an itch to make Christmas cards already!



Here I am…back again!

We’ll I can’t believe I’m posting twice in one week.  I feel like I’m talking to an old friend I’ve just rediscovered!  Here’s another 2 cards I’ve made this week.  These are “just because” cards!  I love randomly sending cards to people just to let them know I am thinking of them!

Hello Friends, it’s been too long!


CYCI131-Color-ChallengeWell, it’s been so long since I blogged!  Life has been busy and I must admit, I haven’t scrapbooked in quite a long time BUT I have been busy making cards!

This week I was inspired to enter a challenge from  They have a color challenge and of course you have to link you blog to enter, just what I needed to get me off my butt!  This card was inspired by a Pinterest submission by Jeanie B.  I love this stamp set, it makes me feel happy just looking at it!  If you want to enter, here’s the link…it’s open until Friday.

Hope you are having a wonderful day!


Project Life All The Way

I’ve been trying to find the time to scrapbook and take pics lately but with family life, it’s a balancing act for sure.  That’s why I can usually be found in my craftroom in the wee hours of the morning.  Here are several PL life sheets I’ve done lately.  I almost have July 2014 completed….oh boy, I really need to get my buns in gear.

All the paper I”ve used in these is Simple Stories.  I have quite an addiction going now and I refuse to use anything else!

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Happy scrapping friends!


Feeling the urge to snap

In the last few weeks I’ve been preoccupied with taking pictures.  Yesterday we decided to go for a walk at the site of the old town in Gander.  We took Isabella’s sleigh to tow her on and of course our puppy, Tuukka.  Before I left I grabbed my camera, just in case the mood hit me for some pics and boy did it hit.  I saw pictures everywhere I looked and ended up doing a wonderful photoshoot.  Here are so of them….enjoy!




Cheers peeps and keep snapping!


How do I love thee? Let me count the ways……

I recently completed a photoshoot with Isabella and Tuukka.  It’s always loads of fun to take pics of them both and it’s very rewarding because I know there’s some great shots as Isabella is very photogenic!  I don’t do many 12 x 12 layouts anymore but some pictures really need to be bigger than 4 x 6 and this was just one of those pictures.  Simple Stories recently came out with a Hugs and Kisses paper line that was just perfect!  Hope you enjoy!!!!recrop

Look at the pictures in the view master reel….aren’t they the cutest!


Cheers scrappy peeps!