Pattern paper can really make a card interesting and fun… but don’t think you have to stick to rectangles and mats! Play with your patterns and use them to create different shapes in your backgrounds. Like this Carousels & Cupcakes designer paper, it makes the perfect backdrop for the pretty and vintage Carousel Birthday stamp set. Especially when you start coloring and sponging your pieces.
Do you remember the Bokeh technique? The big trend for making your cards look like they had the out of focus light spots? Well, I shared how to make your own in this blog post, but sometimes I want to go the quick route and just use pretty paper like this Falling in Love designer paper! It has a bunch of cute patterns including multiple bokeh photo-realistic designs! (You can see all the prints in my Occasions Catalog walkthrough video starting at 26 mins HERE)
Ready for something new? How about a fun pop-up birthday card?! The new Stampin’ Up Occasions Catalog has a lot of fun Suites, and if you like bright colors and birthday supplies that are great for kids or masculine cards, then the Party Animal suite is your place to be. I got to play with this fun Balloons Pop Up Thinlit die during the OnStage convention in November and we made this fun card. It does all the cutting and scoring for you, so you get to have the fun of figuring out how to decorate all the little … Read More
The new year is here and I’m trying to get back into my blogging groove. I had my first card class of the year last night, and it was such a blast to hang out with a bunch of fun ladies and stamp and gab and get just a little bit silly! So, while I work on photographing the new project ideas, I still wanted to share some great inspiration for the new year. Plus make sure to scroll down to check out my new 2017 Product Samplers!
After all the hubbub and technical issues this morning, I just wanted to hop over to say everything is back and ready to go! WOO HOO! Head over to the Stampin’ Up Online Store and shop away! And, now that I’m able to get into the demonstrator side of the website, I have January’s Hostess Code for you to use when ordering too! January’s Reward’s Code – 9PKRDX7F Use this code when ordering for extra perks from me like the free Premium Tutorial pack with your $50+ order in addition to the Sale-a-Bration goodies! Enter this code in the “Hostess Code” … Read More
Well, today is an exciting day, but it started off with a bit of a big BANG! That sound was the sound of all of Stampin’ Up’s servers crashing meaning not only could I not get my launch day order in, but I can’t even call in and chat with the fabulous demonstrator support folks. But, while we wait for the servers to come back up – don’t worry I’ll post here and on my Facebook page when they are back – I can still share a couple project ideas and the catalogs so you can work on your wishlists … Read More
Oh my goodness people! We are officially less than 10 days until Christmas!!! I was thinking I had all my shopping done and was totally on track for the holiday and the kids to be out of school for 2 1/2 weeks….. NOPE! I remembered some gifts I still need to get, my Christmas cards need to go in the mail, and I’m still cramming for the kids joint birthday party tomorrow instead of doing last minute prep before chaos descends on the house. And while I could spend Sunday trying to get caught up, its my birthday and … Read More
Its been a busy holiday season around here! My kids are in full swing of school and extra-curricular activities winter performances. Between last week and this coming week, we have something happening every day. But I still love the season and all the opportunities to see everyone and see the joy in my kids faces as they get to perform and show us what they have been working on! Well, let me share a little of my joy… one of the holiday cards I’ll be sending out this year to send some cheer. This was a card I created for … Read More
Welcome! Today is another blog hop and I am hoping with my team… yay! The Fun n’ Crafty stampers have pulled together some projects to share that is all about sparkle and shine. So we are posting ideas for using those glimmer papers, glitter ribbons, foils, etc. In fact, today I have 3 different sparkly products in 1 card so you can see how well they mix and match too! I mean, lets be honest… we all have our favorite way to put glitz on our projects, Some folks LOVE their glimmer papers, others LOVE their rhinestones, still others it is … Read More
Hello! Welcome to this month’s Inspire Create Share blog hop. 🙂 This month our theme is I am Dreaming of a White Christmas and we’re showcasing ideas using a white on white! We hope you enjoy this beautiful hop and will become inspired to give the white on white look a try! Now, first up, let me just say that it is SUPER HARD to photograph a whilte on white card and so I’m just going to say, that this looks way prettier in person! But it was fun to play with ideas that didn’t have to use lots of … Read More