My first Christmas card of 2013

Ok, so one of the ladies from Crop Circles made a Christmas card today and it got me thinking that it really isn’t too early to start.  Here’s what I came up with (with the help of Pinterest of course) using all my wonderful Stampin Up stuff. 


This will be the first Christmas card of many so stay tuned!



July Color Combo Challenge

The 2 lovely (and extremely talented) ladies from Catherine & Cathy Creates Issued a Color Combo Challenge for July.  Raspberry Ripple, Basic Black & Coastal Cabana were the 3 colors to be used.  I don’t have Raspberry Ripple so I substituted it with Strawberry Slush (it’s still a berry hey by!).  I love to find ways to get really nice scrapbooking supplies for cheap and last night I hit pay dirt when I found a video on how to make your own washi tape.  Sadly I only have 5 rolls in my possession so the knowledge on how to make my own was gold!  All you need is double sided tape and tissue paper.  For less than $2.00 you can make enough washi tape to fill the bathtub and have a swim in glorious tape of every color and pattern imaginable.  Your selections are only limited by your ink colors and stamp selection.

I decided to make an anniversary card for my wonderful niece and her hubby.  I have to admit that I relied on Pinterest for this one.  I just love all the ideas available to me at the click of a computer button!


I had to take a pic of the Washi tape that I made too!  Isn’t it adorable?


I am going to share the incredible information on how to make your own Washi tape.  First of all you need double sided tape.  Stick a piece on white tissue paper.  Cut the tissue paper the same size as the tape.  Stamp any image on the tissue paper that you want.  You can stamp one image and stamp another, or another…up to you.  When it dries, just peel of the paper from the double sided tape and “voila” homemade washi tape.

Come on over to Catherine & Cathy Creates and enjoy all the ideas and inspiration provided by their design team.

Challenge from Catherine & Cathy Create

I decided to enter this wonderful challenge from Catherine & Cathy Create blog.  I do not make alot of tags because I often wonder if they end up in the garbage after I spent hours making it.  But I have some wonderful new inks, paper, stamps and a new punch from Stampin Up and I really wanted to try it all out.  The theme is Part-y….well these tags would be wonderful attached to a Thank You gift to give out to the guests at a part-y!

ImageHere is what I came up with.  I embossed the tag and inked it with Pear Pizzazz, then I coated it with Versamark, added some heat and stick powder and heated it up.  Then I sprinkled it with clear glitter and heated it again to set the glitter.  I kind of impressed myself with how nice it came out.

It was without a doubt a lovely night playing in my scrapbook room.

Why not drop by Catherine and Cathy Create and see their new and very inspirational blog.  Here is the link:

Cheers all!

Cards, cards, cards

A wonderful scrappy friend just happens to be a  Stampin Up rep.  I was in the mood to order some new ink and asked her advice on the colors.  She suggested I get the new Classic Stampin’ Pads and cardstock.  It included Baked Brown Sugar, Costal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush & 20 sheets of coordinating card stock.  I was in love from the time I opened the cellophane on the ink.  The colors are amazing and so fresh.  These are the cards I made this weekend.



This was for a lady who works in a local store.  The lady gives fantastic customer service and I just wanted to say “Thanks”.  I think now a days the words “Thank You” are not used nearly enough and it feels great when you are acknowledged for a job well done.

ImageI made my first ever, get well card.  Can you believe it?  I’ve been cardmaking for years.  I guess this card will be given randomly to someone also.

ImageI made these from the Button Buddies stamp set.  I also used the Sweet Buttons Embosslit die to make the cute buttons.  I am totally in love with the paper kit and I’m sure I will be using it lots more in the future.

Have a wonderful day and remember to do just one good deed today, no matter how small it will make someone’s day brighter.