Friday, December 11, 2015

Fab Friday #79 Color Challenge

Good Morning!  It's a Fab Friday Color Challenge this week and I LOVE the colors!  This card is by far one of my favorites all season!  I love the sentiment and the flowers remind me of Christmas Eve service at church growing up!
Without further delay, here's my card:
 This card using a background stamp called Dots for Days... it is available in the Annual Catalog and will be linked below.  The holiday stamp set is called "Reason for the Season" and is actually part of an awesome bundle (I didn't use the other half of the bundle on this card).  Do you love the new glitter ribbon?  It's so yummy!  I love glitter!  And it's on sale right now!
 I hope you enjoy this creation and if you have any questions please contact me!

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Snow Place Bundle for Christmas

Hi there!  I am trying to get some cards posted for you!  Although I haven't been posting as much, I have been posting on my Facebook page!  If you aren't a member you need to join ASAP!  JOIN HERE or use the link on the right!
This entire bundle is one of my favorites, mostly because I love snowmen and penguins!  It comes with the coordinating Thinlits so you can easily cut them out.  Check out the supply list below for links to shop!  Thanks for following me!
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Friday, November 27, 2015

Fab Friday #78 Sketch Challenge

Long time no see!  I got this idea in my head and created it quickly with supplies I brought on our trip!  :)  Happy Thanksgiving!  I love this sketch and enjoyed using it to make my card!  Make sure to join us for this challenge!
I used Night of Navy and Pool Party to create this card!  I love how it turned out and hope you enjoy it as well!
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Monday, October 19, 2015

Baker's Box Halloween Treat

Welcome Back!  I have so many things to be showing you -- I have been creating like crazy!  This is one of my recent creations for Halloween!  I used the new Baker's Box thinlit and the Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set!
I love the Black Sparkly Paper!  Looks so fun!
Did you know all of the Stamps are 15% off this week only?  Don't miss it!  Please use Hostess Code: 4KVGCQ3J
Come back tomorrow for more fun projects!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Fab Friday #75: Color Challenge

Good Morning!  I have another Fab Friday post for you and today it's a color challenge!  Although these are typically Halloween colors, I wanted to use them for a "regular" card... 
 Everything on my card is Stampin' Up! except my sentiment... I had to use an owl sentiment as I LOVE owls!  I made the background paper using Gorgeous Grunge.  I honestly don't know what I will do without this stamp set if it ever retires - I LOVE it!  
I hope you enjoy my creation... I had hoped I could get into a regular routine but life has been crazy!  I hope to post again soon!  Thank you for following me! 

Friday, October 2, 2015

Fab Friday #74 Sketch Challenge

Welcome back!  It's a Fab Friday with a sketch challenge!  I love this sketch and I enjoyed playing with this card!
For my card I used Watermelon Wonder and Tip Top Taupe - I just love the color combination!  I love this Definitely Dahlia stamp.  It's beautiful alone or paired with other stamps!  
Make sure to come back this weekend for more inspiration!  Thanks for following me!

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

3 Days of Halloween Treats: Treat Bag and Punch Board Bag

As a teacher, I love owls.  They are my favorite way to decorate in the fall!  I actually have owl decorations for several seasons, but my favorite is fall!  I just LOVE this treat bag idea and I cased the "tag" from the Holiday Catalog (check it out on page 49).  This uses the Boo To You Framelits and coordinating Howl-o-ween Treat Stamp Set (which is offered as a bundle for 15% off).  Don't miss the sale on the Treat Bag Thinlits this week (end Monday 9/21).  The set is $30 instead of the normal $40!  You can't beat that sale!
Wondering what candy I added to my treat bag?  Skittles!  I got a variety pack for Halloween and one of the flavors is "Orchard".  They taste just like fruits from an orchard (apples, pears, etc..).  I am going to be the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator at the Crop for Kids in Tampa on October 17.  The profits go to The Joshua House of Tampa.  I will not only be doing a make n' take, but also selling cards, gifts and treats!  These are two of the treats I will have available!  If you are in the area sign up now to come - you don't want to miss this fun event!
This treat uses the "Gift Bag Punch Board" by Stampin' Up!  I actually made a mistake, so this treat bag is smaller than it should be, but still just as super cute!  I used the Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set to decorate (I love the "Death by Chocolate" stamp).  This little bag fits several mini chocolates... perfect for a co-worker, friend or even your mailman!

Basic Supplies are listed below, please contact me if you have specific questions!  Come back tomorrow for two more Halloween Treats!
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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Vivid Vases with the Corrugated Paper

Welcome back!  I have been wanting share this card with you for awhile!  I have a co-worker who has helped me a lot this year with lesson plans who needs to get this card!  I love the Corrugated Card Stock at the bottom of the card - thanks to my friend Lisa Curcio for the layout idea!
Want the supplies to make this card?  Go to the "Shop Now" link at the top of my page!

I can't wait to share all of my holiday goodies and ideas coming soon!  I have several posts coming your way for packaging treats and little gifts!  You are going to love them!  The first one will be posted tomorrow!  See you then!

Monday, September 14, 2015

"Your Sublime" Crab Card

Did you know that I am a crab?  It's funny because I have a July Birthday and the "sign" is cancer and a crab.  I wouldn't say I'm a crab all of the time (some might disagree) but I do love the cute little crab used for this card!
I used two stamp sets, You're Sublime for the crab and Sea Street for the starfish.  I found this idea online and immediately fell in love.  I can't find the original designers name so if this is your creation, please let me know!  Wondering where the twine came from?  I used the burlap trim and cut off the edge and then pulled off individual pieces.  So cute!  Check out the list below and please let me know how I can help you!
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Sunday, September 13, 2015

"Barnyard Babies" for Christmas

I have been trying to post a variety of card types but Christmas is undeniably coming and you need cute cards to compete with all of the store-bought cards you will get!  Who am I kidding?  A store-bought card cannot be cute when you see this ADORABLE card!  :)

I am so in love with all of the elements on this card and I am proud to say that this is a Pam-creation! 
How could you not love the pom-pom trim clipped to the side with the silver clip?  Don't forget to add some glitter to his Santa Hat!  
All of the supplies are listed below and although this set isn't for Christmas, it will make adorable animal-related cards!  There are several really cute sayings in the set!  

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Saturday, September 12, 2015

You're in my Thoughts using "Remarkable You"

Sometimes we have the best intentions but no energy to back them up!  Week 4 of school was great but exhausting!  Exciting news is that I will be getting a co-teacher this week so I only have to teach Language Arts and Writing.  I have to admit, I was excited to teach all of the subjects, but now that I only have to teach half, I am even more excited.  Teaching 5 subjects and trying to make them all interesting and exciting is TIRING!  So... hopefully I will have more energy in the coming weeks for other things (like stamping and blogging!).

I am in love with this card that Ronda Wade created.  I changed it up a bit but I am in love with the Wasabi with the Hello Honey.  I used the washi tape punch and cut it in half to create the background of the button.  So cute!
I love how this card opens to the side and the flowers peek out side!  Adorable!
I am in love with this stamp set Remarkable You.  It's perfect to stamp and color in quickly!  I used the Aquapainters to paint the pretty flowers.  Check out the supply list and let me know if I can help you in any way!  Thanks for being my followers and customers!
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Sunday, September 6, 2015

"For the New Two" Wedding Cards

I am so excited to share these two cards because they are my personal designs.  I specifically love the first one with the twine and sequin trim.  The colors are Pool Party, Silver and Black.  Did you know that the Designer Series Paper Pack has silver and gold included in it?  I love the paper stacks... you get 4 sheets of each color in the Paper Stack.  It's a great deal, especially if you love a color family.
I feel like I use the Itty Bitty Accents Punch pack more than any other punches.  I used the heart yesterday and today I used the flower.
For this card I cut a silver doily in half and used it at each end.  Both stamps (this one and the first one) are in the "For the New Two" stamp set.  Check it out:
I love the flower image and have plans to make a card that isn't for a wedding or an anniversary.  Hoping the sun comes out today so we can go into the pool and enjoy the weather.
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Saturday, September 5, 2015

Get Well Soup card and gift (literally)!

Happy three-day weekend!  We are enjoying a long weekend with both sets of parents.  We just came in from the pool and the boys are watching the Rays play and I decided to post to the blog!
I love this card!  The colors are perfect for this projects (thank you 2015-17 in-colors) and the heart on the front of the mug pairs perfectly with the embossing.
I made two front for the card but put the second one on a Kraft Treat Bag.  Soup fits perfectly into this adorable gift!
Target and Walmart both sell this type of soup... and it's actually one of my favorite things when I am not feeling well!  You could also put in a little packet of tissues, a lip balm and coup drops for your sick friend.
Here's how the bag looks from the front.  Since it's almost fall, whip some of these up and have them on hand!  I hope you enjoyed this cute gift and I will see you again tomorrow!
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Friday, September 4, 2015

Fab Friday #72 with Reason for the Season

It's a Fab Friday and we have a sketch for you today!  I had a lot of fun playing with this sketch and using Christmas products for it!  
 It took me awhile to come up with this design but I really think it turned out pretty.  What do you think?  I used the Merry Moments DSP and the Reason for the Season Bundle.  I stamped Real Red and Mossy Meadow on the same color cardstock to stamp the wrinkles on the flowers and leaves.   
Wondering how I did the lines of Stampin' Glitter?  I used the new Fine Tip Glue Pen (which is AMAZING) and then sprinkled the glitter on top.  Check out the pictures at the bottom to see the flower without glitter!
 If you aren't into the glitter, you don't have to add it.  It looks just as pretty without it!
 Don't forget to add a Iced Rhinestone to the center of your flower.
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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Watercolor Wings and Cottage Greetings

Why does the upcoming 3-day weekend make me so excited?  Because I am excited to sleep!  This getting up at 5am thing is for the birds!  I made this card as one of my Thank You's last month.  I am still in love with it as I look at it now.  I made this card using the Crumb Cake Notecards and Envelopes set.  They are perfect to make cards in a snap!
Wondering what colors I used?  Don't quote me but I am pretty sure it was Pool Party and Rich Razzleberry.  I know I stamped off the third layer to get the lighter color.  The pretty font sentiment comes from the Cottage Greetings Stamp Set.  I used several ideas from Diane Dimich's card!
The gold thread adds a beautiful and delicate look to this butterfly.  Don't forget a sequin from the sequin pack!
I also cut a vellum butterfly using the coordinating framelit set called Bold Butterfly!  Thank you for following me and checking out my card creations!

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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Watercolor Wings Intial Notecard

Hey there Stampers!  School is well under way and I have lots to show you.  I spent some time creating over the weekend (although I did work on lesson plans too).  We have had a lot of rain lately, which means lots of stamping time.  I am trying to get into my routine so I can stamp each afternoon for an hour or so... not to that point yet!  If you haven't taught before, the first 4-6 weeks is exhausting teaching (and repeating, and repeating) all of the routines over and over again!  I love my class and am so excited to be back in Third Grade.  More on that later!

I am so excited to share this adorable card with you today!  This is a complete "Pam Creation" with nothing cased!  I was making the other Watercolor Wings cards yesterday and was considering adding a layer with the butterfly embossing folder.  It didn't end up showing enough for me so I saved the paper and planned to use it for something else.
Here's what I came up with... Blushing Bride and Watermelon Wonder pair together perfectly for this notecard.  The butterfly was so easy to stamp and then cut out using the coordinating framelits.  I missed the "Larger Than Life Alphabet Set" in the supply list (and somehow selected "Cottage Greetings instead- ignore that).  So sorry!  It was getting late and I needed my sleep so I didn't want to redo the list!  Thanks so much for following me and come back tomorrow for another fun post using this same stamp set!  
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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Watercolor Wings in Three Color Schemes

I had so much fun playing with the Watercolor Wings Stamp Set.  I needed several cards for Thank You's and on a few I changed up the sentiments for some other cards I needed!  We are in the middle of a terrible thunderstorm so this will be a quick post!  Don't forget that you can order from the new Holiday Catalog today!  Let me know how I can help you!  Place all orders using Hostess Code: M2JHMKA6!  All orders placed between September 1-5 will receive free shipping (reimbursed if you order online).  
Delightful Dijon, Tangelo Twist, Cajun Craz
 Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Watermelon Wonder
Wisteria Wonder (stamped off), Wisteria Wonder, Elegant Eggplant

Don't forget the Halloween Class coming up!
Are you signed up for my Halloween Class?  I am offering a To-Go option and the kit comes with the Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set and all of the supplies to create these projects for only $35 (plus $6 shipping).  RSVP here: and I will email you an invoice!
Next To-Go Class will be released by the end of the week!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Wonderland Trees

Merry Moment Designer Series Paper really makes this card!  I have to admit, I am a sucker for plaids, especially at Christmas time!  I was drawn to this card because it reminds me of a tree in our yard growing up!  The colors tie together perfectly!
This idea is cased from a presentation on stage during Stampin' Up! convention.  I saved the picture and knew it would be one of my first cards to create using this stamp set!  It's another card that is easy to duplicate and doesn't require lots of supplies!  
Who doesn't love this cute little reindeer clip?  You get 10 of them for only $4!
Don't forget to stamp your envelopes to add a little "sneak peek" of what is to come in the envelope.  Plus, what mail person wouldn't love this pretty envelope?

Are you signed up for my Halloween Class?  I am offering a To-Go option and the kit comes with the Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set and all of the supplies to create these projects for only $35 (plus $6 shipping).  RSVP here: and I will email you an invoice!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Two Christmas Cards: Festival of Trees and Joyful Season

I have more Christmas Cards for you!  I know it's only August 30 but honestly you have 3 months to get those Christmas Cards all made!  My plan is to make a few each week so by the time Thanksgiving (and all the craziness) starts, I will be done and ready to mail!  Do you want to join me with this goal?  Pick one of the 8 cards I have posted so far and I can help you get the supplies to start making your cards!
This first card uses Festival of Trees and the Wonderful Wreath Framelits.  I love how the stars look like they are falling on the trees.  I used the Mossy Meadow ink for all three trees (the two lighter colors are stamped off once or twice to get the lighter colors).
 Joyful Season was one of the first stamp sets I knew I had to have!  I just love this little bird with the branch!  The embossing folder is so pretty as well and works perfectly for this card!  I wanted something that would be EASILY DUPLICATABLE for you!  Two layers and only 3 inks (plus a marker) so you can make several in a row!
I did add Dazzling Details glitter glue in Real Red to the berries to give it a little pizzaz!  I can't wait to share another card I made with this stamp set this week.  Make sure you come back to check it out.  Are you a following my facebook page?  Make sure you check it out here!

To-Go Classes are so fun (especially if you don't live in the Tampa area! Are you signed up for my Halloween Class?  I am offering a To-Go option and the kit comes with the Sweet Hauntings Stamp Set and all of the supplies to create these projects for only $35 (plus $6 shipping).  RSVP here: and I will email you an invoice!
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Friday, August 28, 2015

Christmas Cards in August! Two Cards for you!

Today's cards are two of my favorites (I am quite sure every card is my favorite!).  Both are cased from Stampin' Up! catalogs and changed up to my liking.  I like these because they remind me of images you can "color" like when I was a kid!  Both cards use the Ornate Tag Topper Punch.  If you haven't used this yet, you need to get one!  It makes tags quick and easy!
 I used the new Whisper White Thick Card Stock (I guess it's not that new anymore).  It makes watercoloring a snap!  I have recently become quite the watercoloring fool.  Once I learned to really water-down my colors and start super light - I have LOVED watercoloring.  As my friend Lisa says, you can always add more color but you can't take it away!
 Doesn't this set remind you of the Precious Moments dolls that were popular in the 1980's?  I love this stamp set!  I wasn't too happy with all the extra dots on the tag but it still looks cute.  I added the dots using the new precision glue in the Holiday Catalog and then added the gold glitter.  The background stamp I used is included in the stamp set.  I embossed it using the gold embossing powder.
I never thought I'd be saying this but I am in love with all of the gold I am using!
Come back tomorrow for some more holiday sneak peeks!