Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Love this Endless Birthday Wishes stamp set - so versatile! Inspired by Pinterest and my own imagination.

Dimensions: 4.25" x 4.25"

Mostly Stampin' UP! supplies used.
Stamps: Endless Birthday Wishes, Stylized Birthday
CS: Watermelon Wonder, Black, Whisper White, Pop of Pink! DSP
Ink: Momento black, Craft White
Etc.: colored with alcohol markers (old Blendabilities), silver metallic thread, pop-dots, adhesive, white embossing powder, small flower punch (retired), rhinestones, 2.5" circle punch (retired)

Happy Stamping!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Some cards I've been working on as of late..

For a fellow gambler - part of the #imbringingbirthdaysback campaign I participated in earlier this year. He put a "like" on my fb I made/sent this card. Inspired from a sheet of Karen Frost stickers I'd found in my scrapbooking stash. Also used gold metallic thread (behind the Royal Flush sticker) and my own scribble ("hey...").

Remembered this funny quote from a dish towel I'd seen in a gift shop. Thought it'd make a good sentiment for this birthday card. Haven't decided on its recipient yet.. may have to make more!

Mojo (our tabby-mix) turns 5 next month! This is his birthday card to his 4 siblings (biological). They're city cats and live with my cousin. Created Mojo's "likeness" from Stampin' Up!'s Fox Builder Punch. Added finishing touches with a Sharpie and sponged SU's Soft Suede ink around the edges.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Enjoy the Little Things - Thank U card

Thanks for looking!

Love this set, "Enjoy the Little Things" from the 2016 Stampin' Up! Occasions catty. (I've also purchased the easel set, but have yet to assemble it. Getting a lot of layouts from this companion stamp set, though!)

Here's a 4x4 thank you card I created for a ukulele friend of ours:
All supplies are current Stampin' Up! products, except for the music note scrap.

Stamps: Silhouettes & Script (Hostess set)-"Thanks";
Enjoy the Little Things
Card stock: Pool Party, Basic Black, Whisper White Shimmer, Shine On Specialty DSP (2016 Occasions catty)
Etc.: In Color ribbon (Mint Macaroon), Sequin trim (Bermuda Bay), Embossing Powder (Silver); Dimensionals and other dry adhesive

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Ice Cream Card

Yes, it's cold here in Chicago.. around 5-degrees F. Brrr! But here's a sweet layout.. who can resist multiple scoops?

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Enjoy the Little "Bling"

Here's my card design for a recent team stamp camp:
The sentiment is from the "Enjoy the Little Things" stamp set (#140958), which coordinates with the "Enjoy The Little Things Project Kit (#140587) - both featured in the Stampin' Up! Occasions 2016 catalog on pg. 33.

Supplies needed to make card:

  • Pool Party CS (cut 5.5" x 4.25" and folded in half)
  • 1/2 of a Tea Lace Paper Doily (#129399) (folded in half)
  • Pool Party Glitter Ribbon (#140561)
  • Blushing Bride CS (#131198) - pink flower punched from Itty Bitty Accents Pack flower punch (#133787)
  • Birthday Bouquet DSP (#140557)
  • Shimmery White Paper (#101910) punched in 2" circle (punch-#133782)
  • Shine On DSP (#140579)
  • banner die from Mini-Treat Bag Thinlits dies (#137547)

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Snowmen Gift Box Stack

Snowmen Gift Box Stack

Needed a "quick" gift for my great-nieces. Inspired by this tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers (, I had these 2x2 paper gift boxes already on hand. Added paper and embellishments. (White paper I used is from a retired item - SU's Irrestibly Yours DSP, but white card stock can be used.)

(Top hat is made from toilet paper roll covered in black card stock.) Hot glued boxes together. Ta-da!!

Starting tomorrow, January 5th, 2016 (through March 31st), for every $50 spent, you get to choose free item in the Sale-A-Bration catalog! Contact me for details or to order Stamin' Up! supplies online, visit:

Stampin' Up! Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (#133787)
Stampin' Up! Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock (#121045)
Stampin' Up! Tiny Treat Boxes (#135829)
Stampin' Up! Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock (#100730)
Stampin' Up! 2-1/2" Circle Punch (#

toilet paper roll (cut to 2")
velvet ribbon (for scarf and hat brim border)
pipe cleaner (for arms)
candy can
enamel dots (for eyes and nose - I colored white dots with a black chalk marker for the eyes)
Pitt black pen (for dots in smile)
dabbed a bit of pink ink (SU's Pixie Pink) for cheeks
SU! heart punch (the one with the 3 different-shaped hearts - used on snowman at left);
Heart on snowman at right is from SU's Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack (#134787)