Stampin' Up! Chalk Talk, Lines and Framelits


Stampin' Up! has a new stamp set to add to the "chalk" line up; Chalk Lines is a neat new border set with four different designs (see it below). Here, it's used along with our Chalk Talk stamp set and coordinating framelits!

The Blush Stampin' Blendabilities marker was used to add a bit of color to the pearl, making it a blush colored pearl instead of a vanilla-toned pearl. If you haven't tried it yet, you'll be happy to know that the ink dries quickly and does not wipe off. Isn't that a great way to extend the use of your embellishments?

Products used today: 

Stamps: Chalk Talk, Chalk Lines
Project Colors: Blushing Bride, Soft Suede, Very Vanilla
Tools: Big Shot, Framelits - Chalk Talk, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1-3/8" circle punch
Embellishments: Jewel Basic Pearls, Stampin' Sponge
Stampin' Blendabilities (Skin Tone Collection)
Designer Series Paper (retired)
My favorite adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals, Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Layout: PPA (Pals Paper Arts) #204

Stampin' Up! Hostess stamp set Nuts About You


For some reason, I skipped right over summer while making swap cards this month. Both of the cards that I made ended up with fall colors. Maybe I'm just getting ahead… yeah, that's it.

Isn't that little squirrel cute? He makes me think of the one in The Emporer's New Groove, offering the acorn so sweetly. heehee

Key products used today: 

Stamps: (Hostess set) Nuts About You, Project Life Point & Click
Project Colors: Chocolate Chip, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla
Tools: Big Shot, Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Small Oval punch, Mosaic punch
Embellishments: Linen Thread
My favorite adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Layout: the deconstructed sketch no. 155

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Stampin' Up! An Open Heart greeting card


I don't know about you, but I usually find creating a card so much easier that writing the greeting/message inside. So a quote in this stamp set, An Open Heart, really spoke to me. You can see the first part here," So much my heart would like to say". The second part reads, "So hard to find the words."

Products used today: 

Stamps: An Open Heart
Project Colors: Pistachio Pudding, Very Vanilla, Marina Mist
Tools: Big Shot, Framelits - Circles
Embellishments: Linen Thread, Very Vintage buttons, Jewel Basic Pearls, Vellum card stock
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
retired Designer Series Paper
Layout: Mojo 350

Stampin' Up! Sweet Stuff


One of the new stamps in the 2014 Catalog is a super cute set called  Sweet Stuff. Here's a quick card that came about because I just wanted to play with the set ;)

Ice cream, anyone?

Products used today: 

Stamps: Sweet Stuff
Project Colors: 2013-2015 In Colors
Tools: Big Shot, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Banner punch, Corner Rounder punch
Embellishments: Jewel Basic Rhinestones, 1/8" Silver Taffeta ribbon
My favorite adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Layout: the deconstructed sketch no. 94

Take a peek at our color combination and the featured stamp set:

Stampin' Up! Bitty Butterfly Work of Art


Summertime is colorful time. Here's another quick and easy card you can create to have on hand :)

Key products used today: 

Stamps: Work of Art
Project Colors: Garden Green, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Embellishments: Bitty Butterfly punch
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Inspired by a card shared by My Stamp Lady

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Scallop Tag Topper Thank You Tags


One more thanks to the ladies who came by and purchased retired items at my Aloha Retirement Sale. Your new products arrived last night and I will be out and about delivering them to you today unless you have asked me to hold them until class on Friday.

For those of you who couldn't make it, here's a look at the Thank You tags the ladies will find on their new merchandise. (Purchases of retired merchandise were credited in full towards new supplies.)

Key products used today: 

Stamps: Chalk Talk (sentiment), Gorgeous Grunge (background), Project Life Point & Click (other images)
Project Colors: So Saffron, Daffodil Delight and Basic Gray on Whisper White
<— Chosen based on this combo in our Color Coach
Tools: Scalloped Tag Topper punch
Embellishments: Daffodil Delight Seam Binding
My favorite adhesives: Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755) 

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Stamp Review Crew Life In The Forest Edition


Today, the Stamp Review Crew is hopping to share ideas using our Life in the Forest stamp set. This  line-art image stamp set is simply adorable and I think you'll really enjoy what we have done with it. As always, we are all linked together so that you can easily access each blog along the hop.

Although I'm not a fan of mice in real life, I am a fan of this cute little guy in stamp form. Here, he is paired with a sentiment from Something to Say to create a sweet card for a "cute little someone".

Other supplies used:
Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack
Colors: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Blackberry Bliss, Whisper White, Hello Honey (in DSP)
Embellishments: Candy Dots, Linen Thread, Metal Button
Tools: Big Shot, Chalk Talk Framelits, Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Layout from Try Stampin' On Tuesday

The inside is decorated a little, too:

The trees in this set made me think of Christmas trees for some reason, so consider this next card a "Christmas in July" offering :)

Along with our featured set, this card includes the following supplies:
Stamps: Bordering Blooms photopolymer set, Warmth & Wonder (sentiment, retired)
Colors: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Blendabilities for coloring trees
Tools: Banner punch, Big Shot, Framelits - Christmas Ornaments (currently available, will retire August 28)
 Versamark ink, White embossing powder and heat tool
Embellishments: Silver Taffeta ribbon, Jewel Basic Rhinestones
layout based on Mojo Monday sketch

Well, thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed these projects and found an idea or two you can use. Now we're on to the next stop. Whichever way you are traveling, you are sure to see some ideas you can use! Navigate there by simply clicking the images below. Enjoy!

Next stop: Shana Gaff

Hopping the other way?
 Previous stop: Debra Burgin

*Note: You can also view all of our projects on Pinterest; simply visit the Stamp Review Crew boards. (There is one for each blog hop.)

Sweet Stuff Quick One Layer Thank You Cards


After my Aloha sale last weekend where my customers had first dibs at my retiring merchandise, I decided to post the rest on eBay. Thankfully, a few items have already found new homes. (Imagine me, singing the Happy song here! lol) When I ship an item I like to include a Thank You card showing the person how much I appreciate their purchase. Here's a batch of quick cards created to have at-the-ready so their goodies can get shipped out right away.

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Here's what you'll need:
Stamps: Sweet Stuff, "thanks" is from a My Paper Pumpkin kit
Project Colors: Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black
Tools: Stampin Blendabilities Markers

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Stampin' Up! Work of Art Quick Thank You cards


I have some more quick and easy (but good lookin'!) Thank You cards to share with you today. This set makes use of 3 colors from the 2013-2015 In Color Collection and our Work of Art stamp set. And for a little extra detail, sequins for shimmer!
*Be sure to check out the Hero stamp set shared below… it is while supplies last only!

The colors are more accurately depicted in the cards in the foreground. Sorry I couldn't get the photo edited quite right, but this should give you an idea :)

Key products used today: 

Stamps: Work of Art
Project Colors: Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Whisper White
Embellishments: In Color Sequin Assortment
Design inspired by a card by Jaydee


** New stamp set - while supplies last only!**

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Stampin' Up! Nuts About You Hostess stamp set


Well, cutting all of my retired Designer Series Paper down to 4" x 6" worked out well! I pulled out a new stamp set I couldn't wait to play with, found a sketch (My Favorite Things) and got to work creating a fun note of encouragement for someone special.

Possums are so much cuter as a rubber stamp than they are in real life… just sayin.

Want to create today's project? 
Here's what you'll need:
Stamps: Nuts About You
Project Colors: Chocolate Chip, Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Very Vanilla
Tools: Big Shot, Framelits - Window Frames, Framelits - Word Bubbles
Embellishments: Candy Dots, Thick Baker's Twine (left over from Sale-a-bration, but more colors are available in the Catalog)
Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper (retired)

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How do you organize your paper scraps?


What do you do when you have lots of patterned paper, but only a few sheets or portions of sheets left over? I've noticed that my retired paper tends to get put aside and ignored whenever new designs become available. It's a shame... This is good stuff! So today, I'm taking some time to cut them down to 6" x 4" pieces and sorting them by color schemes and/or style. My hope is that I will have a box of ready to go layers and that they will see some love.

Now that I see how much is here, I believe I will also add some packs of ready-to-go stacks to the door prize bag!

What do you do with your paper?

QuinceaƱera invitations in the works


Psst- Taking a quick break from the assembly of some special cards I'm making. My niece turns 15 this summer and, in a nod to our Hispanic background, will be celebrating with a special party. I offered to make the invitations and wanted to share a peek at how they are coming together.

The girl image is from a stamp set in our Celebrando Creatividad catalog created specifically for this event. I'm happy to say it is also available in digital format, allowing the flexibility of sizing the images and printing them out just right. She is colored in using both alcohol based and water based markers.

Note: on the left side of the image you can also see the card base and a layer with music printed on it. This is also from My Digital Studio, printed out in Bashful Blue - one of her party decor colors. I have to tell you, since I'm making 70 of these invitations, it was nice to be able to print out this layer. I'm not sure I could have stamped that many and gotten them straight!

Break over! Have a great day :)
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