Month: February 2015

SU World of Dreams with Thoughts and Prayers

February 16, 2015

Happy Monday, Peeps!

Just a quick Monday card today using Freshly Made Sketches #173.

FMS Final 173-001

I was playing around with the SU World of Dreams stamp set over the weekend for another project and had this “leftover” so I put it to good use. When I need some inspiration when creating a card,  I use google images to jumpstart my creativity. Just google the stamp set name and a plethora of ideas come up! Another way to get my creative juices flowing is to follow a sketch like this one. It gives me a starting point that helps me along in the process of finishing a card. I really liked this CAS one. I literally made my card in record time which is good because the hubby is waiting to take me on a little trip…so excited!

SU World of Dreams Thoughts and Prayers

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU World Of Dreams, SU Thoughts and Prayers
INK: SU Lost Lagoon, SU Sahara Sand
PAPER: SU Lost Lagoon, SU Sahara Sand, SU Something Borrowed DSP, SU Whisper White
TOOLS: SU Scallop Punch, SU Large Oval Punch, Dimensionals

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SU Kinda Eclectic Screen Card

February 13, 2015

Happy beginning to the Valentine’s Day weekend!

The hubby and I are starting off the weekend with a Marriage Seminar at our church tonight and then all day tomorrow.  And, I am so excited I get to see all three of my kiddos at some time this weekend, too:)

But before all the plans start…I wanted to play along with the

Stampin’ Up Only Challenges # 116 – a shaped card!


We are supposed to think outside of a “rectanglar or square box.” Although, my card has a somewhat rectangular shape, if you trace around it- it has cut outs on the bottom and rounded corners on each panel so I hope it counts as a non-traditional “shaped” card!

SU Kinda Eclectic Screen Card OPEN

SU Kinda Eclectic Front Screen

SU Kinda Eclectic Middle Screens

SU Kinda Eclectic Last Screen

I modified this screen card from the ones you may have seen floating around these days. I used a 5 1/2″ by 12″ piece of cardstock instead of 11″. This extra inch allowed me to fit the sentiment in the last screen! I scored the Crumb Cake card base at 3″, 6″, and 9″ to create the four paneled card. My Chocolate Chip borders are 2 3/4″ x 4 1/2″, and the Very Vanilla stamped panels are 2 1/2″ x 4 1/4″ . I essentially used the beautiful SU Kinda Eclectic stamped set, and added in the SU Choose Happiness (bird), and the SU Six-Sided Sampler for the first sentiment (hello, sweet friend). I added some crochet trim, pearls, and a clip to add some textural details.

To make the feet of the card, I used the SU Decorative Label Punch. Having the 3″ panels also made it easy to just slip the punch half way up and keep the sides of the punch flush with each side of the panel. In the end, each panel easily ended up the same size without measuring anything. You can also punch the first two and the last two panels at the same time.

*TIP: Add the stamped panels to the card base before punching in case you need to modify the depth of the punch on each panel. However, I think you will do just fine if you leave the same amount of Crumb Cake border on the top of the Chocolate Chip panel as you would on the sides of each panel.

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Kinda Eclectic, SU Choose Happiness, SU Six-Sided Sampler
INK: SU Pear Pizzazz, SU Calypso Coral, SU Crisp Cantaloupe, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Bermuda Bay, SU So Saffron
PAPER: SU Crumb Cake, SU Chocolate Chip, SU Very Vanilla, SU Vellum
ACCESSORIES: SU Crochet Trim (retired), SU Pearls, SU Basics Hodgepodge Clips

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Paper Crafters Sampler February 2015

February 12,2015

Chalk It Up!

with the Paper Crafters Sampler February 2015 Issue.


This month, the Design Team at Paper Crafters Sampler has created a variety of Chalkboard cards/projects using current Stampin’ Up products. I am amazed when I get  a preview of the cards/projects before the release of the issue. We have some NEW Designers who are uber talented, too!

As always, Melanie has a wonderful Chalkboard Washboard template this month.

You will not be disappointed by this issue for sure.

Hop on over for some sneak peeks…here is mine:


Weekly Deals 2/10 – 2/16 and New Photopolymer Set

February 10, 2015

Some great products on the Weekly Deals
today through next Monday, February 16…

It is always a deal when you can get the pricier items

like Framelits and Bigz Dies at a 25% off discount!

Chalkboard Banner Simply Created Kit

Price: $19.95  NOW $14.96
Darling Doily Thinlits Die by Stampin' Up!

Price: $24.95
NOW $18.71
Floral Frames Framelits Die

Price: $26.95
NOW $20.21
Flower Frenzy Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!

From the Garden Photopolymer Bundle by Stampin' Up!

Price: $33.75
NOW $30.38
Gold 1/8 Ribbon

NOW $3.71
Label This Kitchen Designer Template -- Digital Download

Price: $7.95
NOW $4.77
Venetian Crochet Trim by Stampin' Up!

NOW $5.21

This is still one of my favorite cards that I designed when I first started teaching classes using the Floral Frames Framelits with the coordinating stamp set DayDream Medallions.

126467L DDMed

I simply kept the top points of the framleits off the folded top of the card base to create a fun shaped card:)

SU Daydream Medallions Edited BlackRed open sideview

SU Daydream Medallions BlackRed inside

Oh, I am giddy with this one…

I just love the font on the newest Photopolymer stamp set called

Lovely Amazing You.

Item # 140594  $ 14.95

140594G lovely amazing you

And, if that is not enough to be excited about…

It’s still SALE-A-BRATION until March 31st!

Here are three more items you can choose from the brochure for each $50 purchase.

 #1 Big Day Stamp Set (Item 139109) and #2 Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers
Make a big birthday splash with the Big Day Stamp Set. Create professional-looking cards for special birthday recipients through the magic of a stamp and our easy-to-use Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers. For an especially trendy look, use the Big Day Stamp Set with some Chalkboard Paper and chalk ink. The possibilities are endless!

Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers make coloring and blending easy-you won’t spend hours, but it’ll look like you did! Each alcohol ink assortment includes three markers: a light, medium, and dark shade for perfect blending and shading. With 12 assortments to choose from, the only hard part about Stampin’ Blendabilities is choosing which ones to use!

Here is a card I did using the fun stamp set and the awesome Blendabilities markers…


SU Big Day SAB 2015!

SU Big Day SAB 2015 Inside

 #3 This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection (Item 138636)
This Day Project Life Mini Card Collection is a Sale-A-Bration-sized Project Life card collection that will give you a taste of the Project Life Memory Keeping System.  It’s a darling card set that includes 30 double-sided cards: 20 3″ x 4″ and 10 4″ x 6″. This Day is perfect for capturing the airy essence of summer and includes fresh spring and summer designs, as well as great everyday artwork in Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, and Tangerine Tango.

Check out this Stampin’ Up Video showing the This Day Mini Card Collection:

SU Mini Treat Bag with Groovy Love

February 4, 2015

LOVE is in the air everywhere!

I created a sweet Mini-Treat Bag Valentine this week, and wanted to share it

with you and everyone at Stampin’ Up Only Challenges.





SU Mini Treat Bag Groovy Kind of Love!


I used Melon Mambo cardstock to create this project made with the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits Die Set. I die cut the heart out of the front at the same time I cut the larger portion of the treat bag. I then added a piece of 3″ x 3″ acetate on the inside to cover the heart opening. Once it was all put together, I ran it through the Big Shot using the Happy Hearts Textured Impressions Embossing Folder.

SU Mini Treat BagGroovy Love

I finished it off with additional dies from the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits- the pennant banner scored at 1″ on one side and the heart I already die cut. I stamped  the heart image from the SU Groovy Love stamp set and used the Bitty Banners framelits to cut out the stamped sentiment. The stamped heart was punched out with the Heart Punch. I popped up the stamped heart and the die cut heart off the white banner and layered some sweet little hearts from the SU Pictogram Punches stamp set under the bigger hearts. I just stamped two of each little heart and put white baker’s twine between them with a Tombow glue.

I used the nifty ergonomically easy SU Handheld Stapler to attach the little hearts to the banner and bag. For some reason, I never have any luck using a traditional stapler on cards but the new SU one just “works” for me. Yea!

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 2/9/15 ~ Thank you, Stampin’ Up Only Challenges

for selecting me for the Top 3 this round!!!