June 24, 2018

Sitting Pretty & Video and High Tide & Video!

Hello and welcome to my blog! I am posting two projects and two videos for you today. I'm still playing catch-up with my Facebook Live Classes. These two classes were held a few weeks ago. If you've missed me on Facebook, you can find my page by clicking on the link below. I usually post 2-3 LIVE Classes per week on my page so come on over and join in!


The Sitting Pretty stamp set is so much fun. That's all I can say. Benches, ferns and critters. What a great mix. Here's the two cards during my live class:

And close-up photos:

Learn how to create both of these lovely cards by viewing my video. If your electronic device doesn't permit you to click on the video, click on the link below the video:


Card #2 uses the High Tide stamp set:

This was another fun card to create with a scenery created under the oval cut-out of the banner. The photo below shows the inside of the card also:

You can see more of the detail here:

I also show you how to create the life preserver using punches and twine:

Our new Metallic Brads and so much more!

Watch my video here or the link below the video:


Stamps and Dies used:

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June 23, 2018

Create with Connie & Mary Saturday Blog Hop!

Welcome to a Saturday Blog Hop at Create with Connie & Mary. Our blog hop theme was a hard one for me this week. We are all featuring our favorite new designer paper from the Annual Catalog. Oh my, it's ALL beautiful but I had to pick one right? I went with the Garden Impressions Designer Paper. The colors are so vivid and vibrant. This is my card using one of the pattern sheets:

All my card needed was a little strip of the designer paper to add some beauty alongside the stamped sentiment layers. I used the Around The Corner stamp set and the image does exactly what the title implies...stamps around a corner:

I fussy-cut the two little birthday hats that I stamped using Coastal Cabana Ink on Coastal Cabana Cardstock and they both fit perfectly on the image that I stamped using Highland Heather Ink. Don't you just love our two new purples? The birthday hats were glued in place using Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. I love those too!

To complete my card, I added some Iridescent Sequins in the background and some Silver Baker's Twine on the edge of the designer paper. here are the measurements of my layers:

  • Card Base: Bermuda Bay Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score at 5-1/2".
  • Layer #2: Coastal Cabana Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4".
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 5" x 3-3/4"
  • Layer #4: Garden Impressions Designer Paper 5" x 1".
Card Supplies:
  • Stamp Sets: Around The Corner
  • Inks: Lovely Lipstick, Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather
  • Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Iridescent Sequins, Silver Bakers Twine
  • Tools: Paper Snips, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Designer Paper: Garden Impressions

Now you can follow the rest of the Saturday Blog Hop
by clicking on the links below to visit my talented teammates!
Click PREVIOUS to visit Libby and NEXT to visit Melissa:



June 22, 2018

Sheltering Tree Reflection Techniqe & Video and Twist Turn Card Fold & Video!

Hello and Happy Friday! I've got two projects and two videos for you today! Both videos are from two past Live Facebook Classes I held a few weeks ago. This first project uses the Reflection Technique with the Sheltering Tree stamp set:

I show you this technique in my video. I love how the reflection sits at an angle:

I even added the bicycle in there as a reflection too!

You can watch my video below, or if your electronic device does not allow you, click on the clickable link below the video:

My next project features the Twist Turn Card Fold. Isn't this a neat card? Thanks to Rebecca Bullock who is part of my team and sent me a card with this fold that prompted me to make one!

This is the inside:

Fully open to show you all the scored and folded sections:

Flipped over to the other side:

And the detail using the Flourish Dies:

This is the pattern you can right-click on to save to your files:

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June 21, 2018

3D Thursday and FREE Project Sheet!


Good Morning and welcome to a new Thursday which means a new project from our weekly 3D Thursday team. This week, it's Twila's turn and she created this beautiful wreath just in time for the 4th of July:

I love that Twila created this in red, white & blue with a little touch of glimmer and SPARKLERS! How genius is that? Just don't light them on fire!

This is what the wreath looks like hung up on a door. Isn't it so festive and patriotic looking?

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June 20, 2018

June Club Projects!


Good morning and I hope I will inspire you today with two projects from my June Clubs. The June Club was all about coloring this month. I showed the girls how to color with our Stampin' Write Markers on one card and our Stampin' Blends on the other card. Before I show you individual photo's, our club just complete a six month period and we are starting a new one from July to December. I need two more people to fill one of my clubs. What is a club?
  • We gather once a month to create together. Local and non-locals are welcomed to join in. If you are not local, I mail you two to three projects that we create by mail.
  • With a six-person club and a six-month period, each person gets to be hostess one month out of those six months.
  • For your hostess month, you will earn Hostess Rewards on all sales.
  • You can take outside orders to help with your Hostess month sales.
  • You are eligible to earn Hostess sets from the catalog on your Hostess month.
  • All that is required of you is a $25 order each month.
Are you in? Contact me to let me know!

The first card uses the Lilypad Lake stamp set and coordinating Lakeside Framelits Dies:

I showed the girls how to add shading to the images with our Stampin' Blends markers:

Project #2 uses a few new products:

  • Pearlized Doilies
  • Lovely Floral Embossing Folder
  • Accented Blooms stamp set

For this card, I showed how to "flick" the Stampin' Write Markers to add color and to also leave some white space:

And a close-up of the embossing:

Project #1 Products Used:

Project #2 Products Used:

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June 19, 2018

Control Freaks June Blog Hop!

Hi Everyone and welcome to my 2nd post of the day! Tonight I created two projects for the June Control Freaks Blog Hop. You may have started the hop with me or you may have arrived here after visiting my teammate Kelly Acheson's blog. Didn't she have some awesome projects? You'll see lots more inspiration from our team.

Now for my projects. I used some pretty neat colors on both of my cards for the hop:

My first card uses Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Gorgeous Grape and Granny Apple Green for colors. Aren't they all gorgeous paired together?

These are the layers I used on my card:
  • Card Base: Coastal Cabana Cardstock 11" x 4-1/4". Score and fold at 5-1/2".
  • Layer #2: Gorgeous Grape Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4".
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 5" x 4-1/4".  Emboss with the Seaside Embossing Folder and glue to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Layer #4: Stamp three of the octopus image using Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather and Granny Apple Green Ink. Cut out with the dies and glue on the right-hand side of the white layer. Trim to fit.
  • Sentiment: Stamp the sentiment using Granny Apple Green Ink on Granny Apple Green Cardstock. Cut out using the Classic Label Punch and glue to card front.
  • Bling: Add Iridescent Sequins to the background.
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
  • Stamps: Sea Of Textures
  • Inks: Coastal Cabana, Highland Heather, Granny Apple Green
  • Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Whisper White
  • Accessories: Iridescent Sequins
  • Tools: Classic Label Punch, Under The Sea, Seaside Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

I went with a baby card for my second project. The animal images from Animal Outing stamp set and cut with the Animal Friends Thinlits Dies:

The kangaroo image is so adorable paired with the Stitched Labels Framelits Dies. Can you spot the stitching on the cute label below?

Card Recipe:
  • Card Base: Early Espresso 8-1/2" x 5-1/2". Score and fold at 4-14".
  • Layer #2: Crumb Cake Cardstock 5-1/4" x 4".
  • Layer #3: Whisper White Cardstock 5" x 3-3/4". Emboss using the Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder. Wrap Silver & Pool Party Twine around the white cardstock three times and tie into a bow at the left of the cardstock. Glue to card base using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Layer #4: Cut the label shape from the dies using Balmy Blue Cardstock. Set aside.
  • Kangaroo: Stamp the kangaroo on Crumb Cake Cardstock using Early Espresso Ink. Use a Blender Pen to spread some of the color from the inked lines. Cut the kangaroo out with the die and glue him in place on the label using Stampin' Dimensionals. 
  • Sentiments: Stamp the sentiments on the label using Early Espresso Inks. Glue label to card front using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  • Hearts: Cut out 3 hearts using the die and Blushing Bride Cardstock. Glue to label and kangaroo as shown on photo.
Stampin' Up! Products Used:
  • Stamps: Animal Outing
  • Inks: Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Balmy Blue, Blushing Bride, Whisper White 
  • Accessories: Silver & Pool Party Twine
  • Tools: Animal Friends Dies, Stitched Labels Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Blender Pen

I will now send you over to visit Melissa Davies blog. I just know you are going to love her projects. Thank you so much for visiting my blog today!