March 28, 2017

Paper Pumpkin April Coming Soon with Bonus Gift!



Our very own Stampin' Up! CEO designed our April Paper Pumpkin. Sara is even including a bonus gift in all of our boxes this month! I can't wait to see what she has in store for us



I would love to have you join my Paper Pumpkin Team of Subscribers. I send you lots of inspiration with alternative ideas for your box PLUS exclusive ideas from the Paper Pumpkin Gurus team I'm on. Each month my subscribers receive a special Paper Pumpkin Newsletter from me with samples just like this one that I created for the March Kit:









Sign up here by April 10th to receive the April kit and I'll also send you a FREE gift from me!






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March 27, 2017

Merry Monday Challenge #241!

 


It's a traditional kind of week here at Merry Monday Christmas Challenge. Deanne is our hostess this week and she is challenging you to use red, green, and white on your Christmas cards! Here's mine:




I used some Designer Paper, Red Foil Sheets and lots of stamped and hand-cut images on my card. Gotta love those cute mittens!




Visit my teammates at Merry Monday and better yet, come play along with us. How else are you going to get all of your Christmas cards completed in time for Christmas?


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March 26, 2017

Beginner's Spring Class Week #6!



Week #6 of my Beginner's Class at our local Adult Education location consisted of an Anniversary card and an Easter card. I gave the girls the choice of sentiments on the Anniversary card in case they wanted to turn it into a Wedding card. So let's look at this card first:




Although it may look complicated to a beginner, it really isn't. We stamped a flower repeatedly from the So In Love stamp set, on the background layer and then added leaves stamped in gold ink. Add a Lace Doily, a layer of Vellum Cardstock followed by a sentiment and two sprigs of leaves cut with the Bird Punch and the card is complete!





For card #2, this involved the Braided Fold which is cut using a pattern and folded. The class attendees thought this looked complicated but once I showed them how, they were amazed at how easy it was to achieve:





We used the Easter Message stamp set and colored the fabric with an Aqua Painter and Wisteria Wonder Ink from the ink pad. We added Clear Wink Of Stella on top of the colored ink to create a pretty look:




If you are interested in creating this braided card fold, I have the pattern on this post:






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March 25, 2017

Baby Girl Croghan Blog Hop!

Back in January of 2014, I had the honor of being asked to be a regular designer for the Merry Monday Challenge. Although I played the challenge off and on for 2 years prior to that, I was so excited that Lesley Croghan had asked me to join in! I can't believe 3 years have passed. So where am I going with this?

Lesley and her husband Corey are expecting their first child in April and all of us that have been associated with Lesley as designers or teammates, got together to plan a celebration and congratulate the Croghan's by having a "Baby Girl Blog Hop"! You are going to see lots and lots of inspiration so keep reading.



My card for the Blog Hop features the Bear Hug stamp set along with the Falling In Love Designer Paper:




I thought it appropriate to add a Momma Bear and a Baby Bear and dress them up as match-matchy with their skirts and bows. I like the way Momma is holding the Baby in a bear hug too!




And isn't the designer paper pretty with the hearts and White Perfect Accents adhered to the background? My favorite part of this card is the matching skirts and bows that I stamped on designer paper!



Congratulations Lesley and Corey. I hope you have a perfect delivery and a perfect little baby girl! Visit Lori's blog to see all of the inspiration for today's blog hop. We are all grouped together on her page and she is the hostess for the blog hop! Click here:







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