Month: August 2013

SU Happy Day with Madison Avenue

Oh, I loved the colors and design of Laurie Willison- the designer for MUSE Card Club # 29 this week. I usually try to pick a part of the card that inspires me but I loved so many on her card this week- the colors, the panel flush with the bottom edge, the embossed panel, and the rounded edge on one corner…oh, and the flowers.

SU Happy Day with Madison Avenue

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Happy Day, SU Madison Avenue
INK: SU Real Red, SU Certainly Celery (retired)
PAPER: SU Real Red, SU Certainly Celery, SU Whisper White, SU Bashful Blue (retired)
ACCESSROIES: SU Real Red Designer Button (retired), Random Celery colored rhinestone that matched perfectly!
TOOLS: SU Floral Fusion Sizzlet, SU Corner Rounder

Here is Laurie’s Card:

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A Little SU Wonderfall Whimsy

Here’s a little whimsy for your refrigerator this fall. I know you won’t believe I whipped these together in less than five minutes…but I did. Hahaha- just a simple fall themed Anything But a Card because  I could not resist playing  along with  Anne Marie’s  Paper Players #  157  challenge even though I have a million things to do…

SU Autumn Bigz Clothespins

Project Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Wonderfall
INK: SU Crushed Curry, SU Tangerine Tango, SU Chocolate Chip
PAPER: SU Sweater Weather, SU Naturals Ivory
ACCESSORIES: SU Candy Dots on random brown buttons
TOOLS: SU Autumn Bigz Die

Don’t forget about the BLOG CANDY this week…comment on this post.

SU Flower Shop and Happy Day with some Washi

Addicted to CAS # 19 has a SUMMER challenge this week and nothing speaks summer more to me than flowers. Now, if you checked our trash yesterday and noticed the dead hanging baskets, you would not believe me! Let’s just say I really enjoy them the first week or so I get them but have a tendency to neglect them. So, those of you who have a green and attentive thumb, I applaud you. You would think I would have inherited something from my mom who has had the same flower pots growing for many years that she hauls back and forth form PA to FLA every year!

I used the SU Flower Shop stamp set with its abundance of adorable hearty pansies that usher in summer! I picked the pansy with a homespun look to go with the Gingham Garden Washi tape.  Although there are a few elements on this card, I often think of Clean and Simple as a way of looking at things. For example, all the lines are clean  and the elements are simple- some tape, a pop of dimension on the middle of the flower, and a candy dot to finish of the “smile”. What do you think, would you consider this CAS although it has layers, etc?

SU Flower Shop Happy Day Washi

Don’t forget about the tip when using this set with the punch. See the post HERE.

Add a little Washi tape to the inside:


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Flower Shop, SU Happy Day, SU Gorgeous Grunge
INK: SU Island Indigo, SU Daffodil Delight, SU Pear Pizzazz
PAPER: SU Island Indigo, SU Melon Mambo, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Regal Candy Dots
TOOLS: SU Pansy Punch, SU Boho Blossom Punch, SU Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, SU Stampin’ Dimensionals


You can purchase the  SU Flower Shop Stamps and the  Pansy Punch Bundle at a 15% discount.

ATCAS - code word summer

First Blog-iversary BLOG CANDY

I can’t believe it has been one year since I made my first post on! When I became a demonstrator with the wonderful Stampin’ Up company,  I knew I  wanted to do a blog. However, I was TERRIFIED beyond belief! But with the encouragement and help of my friend Juliane Murphy and, I was up and running.

 I am astonished  and blessed beyond belief that so many wonderful people have followed my meanderings and musings over this past year. I want to thank each and every you who have encouraged me with kind words and your desire to keep in touch with me via my blog.

To ceIebrate this One Year Blog-iversary, I am giving away some really cool BLOG CANDY:

If you are like me – you are always thinking of better, more efficient ways to store your ribbon.


Check out Trish’s demonstration of this must-have for crafting organization:

To be in the running for this awesome tool that will change the way your look at your craft space and ribbon, all you have to do is  leave  a comment with your email address on

THIS post by Saturday, August 10 

 I will randomly generate a winner from the list and announce it  on Sun., August 11th. 

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SU Bloomin’ Marvelous

I pulled out a favorite of mine from Sale-a-Bration 2013 this year…SU Bloomin’ Marvelous. I was inspired by the colors at Colour Q # 200 and the MUSE Card Club Challenge  #28  made by Lynn Mangan. And..those Polka Dots and “happy” go right along with Erica’s challenge at the Friday MashUp # 121 this week too! Thanks to  all the designers and players at all three sites for inspiring me during a week full of moving kids in and out of apartments in two different states only days apart! 

SU Bloomin' Marvelous Polaroid Angled

SU Bloomin Marvelous Polaroid
SU Bloomin' Marvelous Polaroid Close-Up

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Bloomin’Marvelous SAB 2013 (retired)
INK: SU Old Olive, SU Midnight Muse, SU So Saffron, SU Marina Mist
PAPER: SU Midnight Muse, SU So Saffron, SU Marina Mist (Subtles Pattern Collection- retired), SU Whisper White

Here is Lynn’s MUSE card:
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