Resisting Stampin’ Up!s Specialty Paper!

This is my second installment using the sponging resist technique using Stampin’ Up!s Natural Specialty Paper (#126917).  What a fun technique!  Look at how different this paper looks with the Tangerine Tango sponged on.  Yesterday, I used the very same paper with Real Red and you get a completely different look!  Check it out here! You can really… Read More »

Yes, I Have Been Stampin’ Up! All Day!

I love when I have a day to myself just to be creative.  It is so relaxing.  There is something to be said about having hours just to rubber stamp and create handmade cards, scrapbooking pages and paper crafted projects and gifts. I love the texture that the Big Shot gives to a card.  If you don’t have… Read More »

Freebie Friday on Facebook!

It’s Freebie Friday on Facebook! Head over to my Facbook page by clicking here!  I posted a printable for you as a thank you for visiting! Please make sure to give me a “Like” while you are there.  You will get some free printable journaling boxes for scrapbooking when you “Like” my Facebook page. Leave a comment while… Read More »

On the Corner of Madison Avenue and Sycamore Street with Stampin’ Up!

I absolutely love the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration products.  Between the Madison Avenue Stamp Set and the Sycamore Street Designer Series Papers and Ribbons, you can make amazing cards and gifts. I am finding it absolutely IMPOSSIBLE! to make only one card at a time.  My head is stuffed with card designs.  I love every paper in the Sycamore… Read More »

Easily Create a Stampin’ Up! Simply Sent Gift Card Box!

The Simply Sent Kit that you can get for free during the Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-Bration promotion from January to March 22 can be used as more than just a card set.  I used one of the cards to make a top for a gift card box.  I plan to create a set of cards for a friend and… Read More »

Stampin’ Up!s Thanks So Much!

Stampin’ Up! has made it so easy to make quick thank you cards with their Oh, Hello! Stamp Set and their Print Poetry Paper Packs.  With the Sale-a-Bration sale going on, it’s hard to resist making a big stamping order to get all the freebies!  Over the weekend, I made some quick thank you cards.  Here are 3… Read More »

Playing With Stampin’ Up! Butterflies!

For my Paper Craft Crew Sketch Challenge this week, I decided to play with butterflies.  I have not used the new Swallowtail Butterfly background stamp in the Spring Mini Catalog.  I decided that this sketch would be perfect! Stampin’ Up! has so many butterfly choices that includes punches and stamp sets!! This challenge was not only a sketch… Read More »

Public Service Warning: Sale-a-Bration Begins January 22.

I’m just warning you now.  Sale-a-Bration begins on Tuesday.  This is Stampin’ Up!s most anticipated sale of the year.   They send us a brochure of never-before-seen and never-available-again stamping supplies.  Then they tell us that for every $50 we purchase (from the Annual Catalog or from the Spring Mini), we can choose one item from the brochure for… Read More »

3 Piece Desk Set and an Invitiation!

I love the paper in the Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper pack in the Sale-a-Bration brochure.  I decided that I find it so inspiring and happy,  I made myself a little desk set. I created two post-it note holders, a box, and a rainy day journal.  The box was created to hold my Color Coach, index cards and… Read More »

Keeping it Clean and Simple

There are days when I sit and create  really detailed cards and projects.  I fuss with the details and try different elements to see what I like best.  Today was not one of those days.  It was time to break down and clean the house today, so my creative time was limited!  I decided I better stick with… Read More »

The Case of the Totally Cased Card!

I find it very relaxing to search around the internet for clever ideas and little tidbits of information that you find along the way.  I love having a cup of coffee on a weekend morning and browsing through the ideas on Pinterest.  Isn’t it addicting?!   All of those types of sites are.  They inspire us.  We pin things… Read More »

Miracles Happen!

I don’t know what possessed me to make 3 cards today.  I received my new Stampin’ Up! order with lots of neutral papers and I was browsing things that I had pinned from Pinterest.  My cards today are Pinterest inspired.  I keep pinning stuff so I need to make some of it! This weekend, I will be working… Read More »

It’s Bloomin’ Marvelous!

So many new stamping toys to play with!  It’s hard to know what to start with!  I love everything in the Sale-a-Bration Flyer.  Sale-a-Bration is Stampin’ Up!s biggest sale of the year.  For every $50 product purchase, you get a free item from the Sale-a-Bration Flyer.  If you spend $100, you get 2 items.  If you spend $150,… Read More »

A New Paper Craft Crew Challenge

This week’s challenge is not only a sketch challenge, it is also a color challenge.  I find the color challenges more difficult because I’m still building up my paper stash and don’t always have the colors.  I LOVE the sketch for this coming week.  Please play along!  Create a card and post it on the Paper Craft Crew… Read More »

It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown…in January?

It’s a Magical Paper Escape Every Month! Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits! I’m Paper Pumpkin . . . I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I’ll help you to escape your life with some paper fun. I come in a sweet box, but you’ll really love what you find on the… Read More »