Making Spirits Bright

Making Spirits Bright

It was TIME to get this stamp set out and ink it up!  I’m Making Spirits Bright with this card… and hopefully inspiring you to pull your set out as well.  

Spirits Bright, Stampin' Up!
Seriously, this set has been sitting on my shelf since the Holiday Catalog came out and I’ve just looked at it.  I love the fonts and I love the images.  Now I’m so glad I pulled it out and created a card with it.  

Making Spirits Bright, Stampin' Up!There are a couple of things to note with this stamp set.  You can see in the image above the image and greeting are separate.  I cut my greeting away from the actual image so I could have TWO stamps  instead of one.  I felt like I could use the greeting on many other cards.  What do you think? Do you ever do this? 

Making Spirits Bright, Stampin' Up!Lastly was the background.  I used my Decorative Masks again with Gesso on Blushing Bride cardstock.  I loved how this turned out and it dried so quickly.  

The coloring was quick and easy using my blender pen.  Nothing terribly fancy but perfect for this card.  The images were stamped using Black Craft ink and embossed in Clear Embossing Powder.  It made the image stand out just a wee bit more.  

I did add a touch of stitching to the card but again, nothing fancy, just a quick back and forth stitch to hold my ribbons and cardstock in place.  Easy… Peasy!

You can see all the supplies below to create this card.  

Spirits Bright, Stampin' Up!
Well, my sweet Prince is on his first journey by himself.  He flew to Iowa to see his parents.. by himself.  I’ve been a nervous nelly but he has landed and did fantastic.  This is a big milestone and a test run for some upcoming travel dates he has for work.  I am so proud of him.  

For me.. well that means a taste of single motherhood again and running the kids by myself.  This could be interesting.  Wish me luck.  It’s not a bad thing, and I know I can do it… but let me be the first to tell you these little gems can wear this Mama OUT.  

Have a BEAUTIFUL day. 


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Project Life- Gratitude

Project Life- Gratitude

Exciting news today.  It’s a double whammy post. This NEVER happens, huh?

That’s not the exciting part really.  I have a fun Project Life Blog Hop today from demonstrators around the globe.  WOWSA.  Now that is COOL.  

The theme for this Blog Hop is Project Life- Gratitude.  This was so fun and easy to put together.  

If you have never tried Project Life but you are sitting there thinking you have WAY too many pictures and no where to start… I have a solution.  

Honestly, I’m grateful for Project Life.  I have tons of pictures that are sitting in boxes and need to be scrapbooked.  When I started digital scrapbooking I was getting low on pictures.  GASP.  I know, I know.. that is crazy talk.  This is a great way to get pictures back into a book, be creative and get it done fast.  

This two page layout took about 15 minutes from start to finish and I even created 2 cards with heavy embellishments.  

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This layout was started using the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life by Stampin’ Up! kit.  In this kit you have Halloween, Fall, and Christmas rolled into one.  The cards are fantastic, the embellishments are so CA-UTE!  

Project Life by Stampin' Up!, Project LifeYou can get creative on your own as  you see in this photo above.  Now… WAIT… do you see how little there is here? There is a wood looking clear pocket page to insert.  Then I added some of the Autumn Wooden Elements.   The sequins come with the kit.  Ta Da!  The next pocket on the right is a leaf stamped from For All Things stamp set and then cut out.  Grateful is stamped on another layer of cardstock to give it a little pop.  

Project Life by Stampin' Up!, Project LifeOn the bottom right corner of this page I decided to be creative with banners.   I also added an Autumn Wooden Element to bring in the Fall/Grateful theme.  

Again, if you are looking for quick and easy, or you are a busy lady with piles of laundry and hungry kids… Project Life is for you.  If you are a full time worker who cannot even THINK to be creative at night when you get home… Project Life is for you.  Simple and Easy.  

You can see all the products I used at the end of this post.  

Let’s see what the other Project Lifers have created.  

Just click the link and see what they created.  

The BIG question… are you ready to try Project Life by Stampin’ Up!??

Claire Daily, Australia

Julie Kettlewell, UK

Delys Cram, New Zealand

Tina Gillespie, Australia

Constanze Wirtz, Germany

Janet Wakeland, USA

Kim Holterman, Netherlands

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CYCI #44 – Color Challenge

CYCI #44 – Color Challenge

Time for another challenge on this beautiful Sunday with Can You Case It.  This time it’s a fun color challenge. 

CYCI44, Can You Case It, Color Challenge
Today’s color challenge works with two of our newest In Colors and I love the way these two colors are so RICH in color.  

CYCI #44, Color Challenge, Stampin' Up!If you are looking for a simple card, this is perfect.  Only a few layers, and no fussy cutting.  Simply stamped and die cut using the Stars Framelits.  

CYCI #44, Color Challenge, Stampin' Up!If you see a little shine on the stars that is because I clear embossed each of the stars from the Bright & Beautiful stamp set to make them stand out more.  I also embossed the stars on the Very Vanilla cardstock.  This added a bit more texture to the base of the card.  

CYCI #44, Color Challenge, Stampin' Up!I couldn’t help but add a little stitching to the stars using a Vanilla thread.  While the buttons are not spot on as for color, they add the perfect contrast for the colors.  

Tip: I wanted a vanilla twine for the button so I used the Natural & Old Olive Two Tone Twine and unraveled the twine discarding the Old Olive twine. This was a perfect match for my Very Vanilla card base.  Create a banner easily using the Hexagon Punch to create the “V” on the ends of banner. 

Ready for a challenge yourself? Come along and play along.  Join the challenge and see other inspirational cards created with these colors HERE.  

Today’s supplies for this card are listed below.  

CYCI #44, Color Challenge, Stampin' Up!

I can’t wait to see your designs using this color challenge.  
Looking for more color combinations to try? Check out on of my favorite Pinterest Boards HERE.  

Have a BLESSED Sunday!!


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Peek-a-Boo Card

Peek-a-Boo Card

To be truthful, I’m not sure this is the correct name for this card but that’s what it reminds me of so I thought this would be a good name.  

Ha, and of course I’ve confused you more without showing you the card… I’m so good at this.  I feel like I’m playing hide and seek now.  Peek-a-Boo!

Peek a Boo Card, For all Things stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Stay with me…. this is pretty fun…. 

Peek a Boo Card, For all Things stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Peek a Boo!! Isn’t that CA-UTE???  I love how that turned out.  The best part about this card is it’s quick.  Sure, the embellishments took time but the CORE of the card is simple.  

Take a peek and create with me by watching the video….

What do you think? Peek a Boo… I would love to hear from YOU!

Peek a Boo Card, For all Things stamp set, Stampin' Up!
I love how the For All Things stamp set and Gorgeous Grunge stamp set are perfect for Fall Cards.  

You’ll find the supplies below.  There are lots of fun techniques to try with this card.  
* Sponging
* Create your own stencil
* Using Wooden Elements

Peek a Boo Card, For all Things stamp set, Stampin' Up!

Want to view more Fall cards? Click the SEARCH button on my sidebar and type in Fall and see a great mix of fall paper crafting.  

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Howdy Ya’ll- Yee Haw Stamp Set

Howdy Ya’ll- Yee Haw Stamp Set

Good Tuesday morning.  Lots of great things to share and taking a day off from holiday cards.  Hope you don’t mind.  As much as I love this season and as much as I love creating projects with holiday sets, sometimes I need a breather in between.  

I thought I would share a fun card today using the Yee Haw stamp set. I love this set mainly because of the “Southern” twang I hear when saying the greetings.  It’s rare you see the word Ya’LL or Y’all in a stamp set.  Do you hear that Ya’ll?? 

Let me share my Rootin’ Tootin’ card…  

Yee-Haw stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Birthday
I used Blendabilities on this card to color the Sheriff’s badge. Love how it stands out.  
Yee-Haw stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Birthday

Stampin’ Tips: 
I stamped the Sheriff’s badge twice.  I colored one with Crumb Cake Blendabilities and the second image was used to layer the colored Badge.  I wanted the banner in the center to stand out.  

To create the polka dots I used the Dots & Stripes Decorative Masks.  Using a sponge dauber and Crumb Cake ink I gently sponged over the Whisper White cardstock.  Once sponged I stamped the stars from the Yee-Haw stamp set in Early Espresso ink.  

Yee-Haw stamp set, Stampin' Up!, Birthday
I’m excited to give this cowgirl birthday card to someone.  It’s still frilly, but so fun.  

See all the SUPPLIES for this card below.  

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