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Sunshine- Something I Enjoy!

Sunshine- Something I Enjoy!

Sunshine, it’s one of my little things I enjoy.

In fact today I finally spent a few hours in my pool in between working.  I’ve only been able to relax in the pool 3 times this year and the opportunity was today with the sun shining bright.

You would think working from home I would have the pool at my disposal more often.  However I let many other things come between me getting in the pool- laundry, Facebook, work…and sometimes I am just LAZY.  You get it, right?

Creating Sunshine

Sometimes my laziness causes me to create my own sunshine in my stamp room.  I love this kind of sunshine too.

Each year Stampin’ Up! puts together a card swap for the incentive trips.  As usual I procrastinate until the last minute which causes a bit of panic to set in 3 days prior to leaving on the trip.

This year I think I beat all previous years in procrastinating until the bitter end to get my card swaps done.

It’s a good thing I work well under pressure because although my card swap is quick and simple, I ended up loving it.

Incentive Trip Card Swap

The greetings in the new Layering Love stamp set described how I felt about our trip.  It’s all about the little things.

Layering Love stamp set coordinates perfectly with our new Layering Square, Circle, Oval and Heart Framelits.  Each of the greetings can fit into one or more of the framelits.

I chose to use the Layering Square Framelits for my card below.

Sunshine, Layering Love, Stampin' Up!

Sunshine, Layering Love, Stampin' Up!

Adding the Sunshine!

While the greeting from the Layering Love stamp set would have been fine alone, I thought it would be fun to add the word sunshine from the Crazy About You stamp set.  This set has many words to work with and the font reminds me of a typewriter.  You can see this set on Page 70 of the new Idea Book & Catalog.  I embossed the word sunshine using White Embossing Powder.  This made the greeting really stand out.

To add more sunshine I stamped the sun using Daffodil Delight ink from the Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set.

To keep the elements together I stapled them together and then attached the Whisper White square to the scallop square using dimensionals.

The Designer paper is from the Pop of Pink collection.

Final Touch

I love adding embellishments to a card.  It’s an inexpensive way to make a card look finished.  The final touch for this card was the Bermuda Bay Thick Bakers Twine.

Notice that the twine was pulled a part so it wasn’t too thick and then I simply coiled it up and attached to the greeting using a staple.

Sunshine, Layering Love, Stampin' Up!

Thank You for Ordering!

I wanted to extend a huge thank you to all of my customers that purchased from my Online Store while I was in Europe.  Your kindness for choosing me as your demonstrator makes me smile. Your special gift is being prepared and will go out in the mail ASAP.

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Have an AMAZING WEEKEND!!!  Sunshine, Layering Love, Stampin' Up!

Be Inspired- Handmade Creativity!

Be Inspired- Handmade Creativity!



I was sitting here cleaning up my computer and noticed there was a lot of creativity that has not been shared.  I’m not sure how these cards were missed, but I’m excited to share them.

Let’s jump in.  I hope you are inspired on this GREAT Saturday!

There are THREE projects total so make sure you scroll all the way through.


This is another one of my swaps I had created for this years Stampin’ Up! Convention.

You know how much I love my doggies.  I fell in love with this stamp set because the doggies are so ADORABLE and the sentiments were perfect.

I also used the Kinda Eclectic and Gorgeous Grunge stamp set.  Two stamp set that can coordinate with any stamp set.
Hot diggity Dog stamp set, Stampin' Up!


Hot diggity Dog stamp set, Stampin' Up!



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This next project was a quick gift tag I needed for a sweet treat I created for a friend.  While I was away at convention I had a friend who helped me immensely with car pooling Alexis to the gym.  She went out of her way to get my girl.  We were so grateful.
I love the stamp set Remarkable You.  This is a BEAUTIFUL flower stamp and wide open for coloring.  I colored this using Chameleon Pens on Stampin’ Up!’s Watercolor Paper.
Remarkable You stamp set, Gift Tag, Stampin' Up!
You might see a few flecks of gold around the flower edges.  I used a Wink of Stella Gold pen to get that little sparkle.  I loved how this turned out.  It was one of those gifts I almost didn’t want to give away. LOL.

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Lastly, here is another one of my favorites I found.  I loved this one.
The Awesomely Artistic stamp set just makes me SMILE.  So many beautiful images in this stamp set.
It’s a MUST have on my list.
Awesomely Artistic stamp set, Stampin' Up!
Yes, a little fussy cutting but honestly it’s SO worth it.
Awesomely Artistic stamp set, Stampin' Up!
I hope you enjoyed a little bit of creativity today.  Make your Saturday the best and when you are looking for beautiful stamps and supplies… look no further.  You can find all of these amazing products in my Online Store.  Shop today.  Don’t forget the following Weekly Deals.  Only available until Monday.

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