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Happy New Year- 2016!!

Happy New Year!!

New Year? Already? It’s hard to believe we are now into 2016 and I say that every New Year.

Where does the time go? Why does it seem to be flying way TOO fast?


I remember waiting for my 21st birthday because I couldn’t wait to be the legal age to do anything and it seemed like I was waiting an eternity for that.  Now, time whizzes before my eyes and all I see are my two children growing so fast.  Way too fast.


Of course today I will reflect on all the great things that happened in 2015.  There was a lot of GREAT and some bad.  What a year it has been.  I prefer to focus on the good as I’m sure you do.  I think I would label the year 2015 as the year of overcoming.  Overcoming a lot of everything.


I don’t know about you, but I am ready for 2016.  This year is going to be big for Russ and I.  Russ will retire from the military this year. That is really hard to believe.


Friends, we will continue on this great journey of life together and make 2016 AMAZING.  The one thing I know that can get us through the many obstacles we are guaranteed to face is to stay positive throughout it all.  Together, we can do it and nothing is better than stamping together.


TGIF Challenge- Color & Remix

Today we not only celebrate ringing in a new year, but it’s also FRIDAY which means it’s time for a new TGIF Challenge.  YAY!


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It’s the perfect color challenge for this week with these colors.  I can see champagne glasses clinking together with this color combination.  However, I didn’t have two glasses clinking together so I went with a star theme.

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Honestly this card was a doozie to make only because I kept messing it up over and over again.  I had the stars to big, the number dies crooked, then the entire card was crooked… Basically a HOT mess.

After being torn a part a few times it finally came together.  Unfortunately this has been a bit of a problem for me lately.  It seems like everything I am creating is not going as planned.  A creative crooked rut.

Happy New Year, Stampin' Up!, Fabulous Four stamp set


I won’t let that scare me away.  I just keep plugging along until I do get it right.  Plus I’m happy to say this did not end in the trash.  YAY.  That IS something to celebrate. HA HA HA

Happy New Year, Stampin' Up!, Fabulous Four stamp set


Create it!

This card can be used not only for New Years but birthday’s too.  For instance, you could use the following instead of 2016:

  • Celebrate Baby
  • Celebrate (Insert year born)
  • Celebrate (Insert Age)
  • Celebrate NEW or OLD
  • Celebrate YOU

The list could go on and on.  I love that the Little Number Dies have the hashtag included in the dies.  SO fun.  Now you could go #crazy!

The word CELEBRATE came from the stamp set Fabulous Four.  I omitted the words beneath the celebrate.  The word Celebrate was the perfect size.  You can see a video on the Omitting Technique in this post HERE.


I instantly thought of stars and fireworks for the new year and it this was a perfect card to create a shaker card.  I used foam tape on the back with a window sheet to keep the sequins in place.  I love that they are Gold, Silver, White and Clear and of course there are some stars mixed in.  Perfect coordination by adding the Die Cut stars.


Join the Challenge

Join us this for this challenge or the Remix challenge.  Check out the TGIF blog to see what the other designers created and play along by clicking HERE.  It’s fun and EASY.


Tell me… what are you excited about for the new year? One thing for sure, I hope you are excited to


Layered Christmas Tree

Layered Christmas Tree

If you follow me on Instagram I posted over the weekend a fun layered Christmas tree card.


Ya know when you create something and you can’t believe you did it? That’s how I felt about this card.


I’ve been dying to share here but I wanted to create a video so YOU could make it too.


I will warn you.. the video is more of a show than a create.  Creating this card is not hard at all.  It’s just sticky.  Your fingers get a little sticky and that didn’t make it easy to video.


Layered Christmas Tree, Holly Jolly Greetings, Stampin' Up!


Create it!

Click  HERE to view the PDF of measurements & supplies needed for this project.




Tips & Tricks

One of the reasons I used the Typeset Designer Series Paper is that it’s a much thinner paper than our other Designer papers.

Creating the loops is easy because the paper is very pliable.

A Fine Tip Glue Pen is the best way to keep the loops intact.

Have a baby wipe handy to keep your hands clean during the gluing.

Layered Christmas Tree, Holly Jolly Greetings, Stampin' Up!

You can see all the supplies for this card below.  Just click the links and you can order directly.

Layered Christmas Tree, Holly Jolly Greetings, Stampin' Up!

I hope you will share your beautiful trees with me.  Have an AWESOME Wednesday!!


Shaker Cards Bring Joy!

Shaker Cards Bring  Joy!

It doesn’t matter if you are 2 or 92, anyone that receives a shaker card gets joy out of shaking the card and hearing the razzle dazzle from the card.  Not only does it bring joy it creates happiness.

I tested my own theory on my kids.  They love when I make a card that moves, shakes and of course a card that holds green dollars with “certain” men on the front.  Not all men on those dollars create that excitement. Do you know what I mean?

Seriously, I was fiddling in my office when Alexis walked in and I had this card sitting on my desk.  She picks it up and immediately starts shaking it to death.  She grins and I’m only praying that the foam tape (dimensionals) that I have placed securely around the portion of this shaker is holding on tight and we don’t have a massive shower of metallic stars everywhere.   She created quite the shake on this card.  The real joy was the smile it created for her.


Think about it… It BRINGS joy!

Shaker Cards, Flurry of Wishes stamp set, Stampin' Up!


The true confession comes when I tell you I kinda cheated on this card.

I have the fun card kit in our Holiday Catalog called To You & Yours Shaker Cards and I’ve wanted to open it.  But I have a disease called hoarding….  and all of those sequins and chunky clear glitter that comes with this kit pushes me over the edge to where I don’t want to use these precious little toys incase I run OUT of sequins.  If you were sitting in my room with me RIGHT NOW you would be laughing so hard your head might roll!  Me, run out of sequins… I’m one FUNNY girl.

Shaker Cards, Flurry of Wishes stamp set, Stampin' Up!

I was so determined to use the bag of star sequins from the kit I over filled it.  Now I have a perfect excuse to order more.

Shaker Cards, Flurry of Wishes stamp set, Stampin' Up!

I started this card by using Crumb Cake cardstock.  I have a piece of 4 x 5 1/4 on top of the card base that I stamped with Whisper White Craft ink and the Flurry of Wishes stamp set.

The shaker was created using the Banner Framelits.  To create the shaker I die cut 3 banners using Whisper White, a Window Sheet and then the Soft Sky cardstock.  I then die cut the Soft Sky banner with the Perfect Pines Framelits Dies.  I used the smallest tree in that framelit set.

I added one last detail to this card that’s kinda fun.  I wanted a perfect snowy hill.  I used one of the Sleigh Ride Edgelits Dies to create the nice round edge.

Of course I felt compelled to embellish with a few of my favorites I have laying around such as a button, twine and a doily. I also used the Christmas Greetings Thinlits for my greeting.  LOVE these die cuts.

I’m excited to send this card this year because I know it will bring joy to the person that receives it and they will shake it like crazy.  I will continue to pray there are no areas breached and my beloved sequins will not go flying out of this card.


Shaker Cards, Flurry of Wishes stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Are you ready to make Shaker Cards? If you are looking to create these with ALL the materials you need at your finger tips, Page 4 of the Holiday Catalog has the perfect start- To You & Yours Shaker Cards Project Kit.  Awesome kit, tons of sequins, and chunky clear glitter (be still my heart).  Otherwise, get your sequin stash out and have fun.   Unleash the sequins….


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Fun Fold Card- Joyful Season

Fun Fold Card- Joyful Season 

Happy Tuesday!  I’ve got a Fun Fold Card I am sharing today using the Joyful Season stamp set.  SO SO excited.

Fun Fold Card, Joyful Season stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Typically I don’t do a lot of fun fold cards, but recently I had seen this template and thought instantly of the Joyful Season stamp set with the bird.

The card starts with a 4 1/4 x 11 piece of Crumb Cake cardstock.  I used the Season of Cheer DSP on the front and inside of the card.

Fun Fold Card, Joyful Season stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Watch the video on how I created this card.  It’s filled with fun bloopers, such as a punch that doesn’t like me…  Really, you don’t want to miss it.

It never fails when I am excited to share something all kinds of things go wrong.  This video says it all… but in the end you DO learn how to create this fun fold card.  I think you will enjoy it.

I think this card would be a great manly Christmas card, don’t you?

Fun Fold Card, Joyful Season stamp set, Stampin' Up!  You will see in the video that I am share 3 fun treasures I found from 3 different framelits.  I’ll tell you one because I’m so excited about it I almost wet my pants.  See that cute little scallop edge?  That little treasure comes from the Cute Pie Framelit.  YES!  SCORE.  I love love a scallop edge.  It’s so pretty.  Watch the video to see the other 2 treasures.

Fun Fold Card, Joyful Season stamp set, Stampin' Up!


I’ve said this before but I do love this stamp set in the Holiday Catalog because you will be able to get many more miles with this stamp set after the holidays are over.  My Stamps in the Mail members created 9 projects with this stamp set and I will have a few more projects to share using it as well. It’s versatile.  That’s a GREAT set to have.

You can see all the products I used for this card below.

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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!

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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

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