Thursday, June 28, 2018

A Paper Pumpkin Thing, Broadway Star Hop

 Hi Crafty Friends!
It's time for a Paper Pumpkin post. I'm hopping with lots of super talented demos, sharing fun projects featuring the June kit, called Broadway Star.

I love this kit, it's bold and bright, and pretty darn nice right out of the box. AND it coordinated with our Broadway Bound suite! Can you say, WOW?
We went out of town this past weekend to visit my Mother in law, so I grabbed my kit, some of the Broadway Bound suite, my trimmer and off we went. After some swimming in the pool, good eating, game playing, (you can call me the Rummikub champ) a visit to the beach, and a nap, I spread out my supplies and got to playing.

Here's one of the cards I made while I was there:

I just love all the gold and Lovely Lipstick together. The cool thing is, I think this card could go to most anyone. I do think they should have gave us bunches of the gold self adhesive sequins. 
I love them.
I had plans for my next project, but I needed to wait till I got home and could use my 12x12 paper. 
I made a scrapbook page!

Isn't it great! I used the cards from the kit as well as the cake stamp to decorate the background as well as a couple of strips of the Broadway Bound DSP. Now all I've got to do is add a pic.

Here are the measurements:
12" x 12" Whisper White
11 3/4" x 11 3/4" Basic Black
The DSP strips are: 1" x 11 1/2" and 1 1/2" x 11 1/2"
The black and white stripes are one of the card bases cut in half ( 4 1/4" x 5 1/2")
The Lemon Lime green with dots are one half of a card base, cut in half again ( 2 3/4" x 4 1/4")
Whisper White, stamped with the cake and sparkle images, 3" x 4 1/4"
The photo backing rectangle is, Basic Black, 4 1/4" x 6 1/4" and Whisper White, 4 1/8" x 6 1/8"
The photo will be 4" x 6"

I had such a fun time using this kit and the coordinating suite from the annual catalog.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I've seen a teaser of the July kit (can we say picnics with wood and gingham???). I know you'll want to join in the fun. Order by July 10 to receive the July kit. Our kits are great for beginners as well as experienced stampers. 
Go to and pick me as your demo.

In closing, here are a few pics from my North Carolina visit.

Stay Crafty!

For more inspiration, click on the names below.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Home Decor SU Style Blog Hop

Hi Crafty Friends!
I am very excited to join in on a SU home decor blog hop.

I'm sharing this month's framed art sampler.

In this month's class, we're making an Americana themed sampler featuring lots of red, white, and blue, as well as lots of summer themes.

I love designing these to share with others and to display around my house. I'll admit they are a little bit addicting. I may have made way more than I can display, good thing they also make great gifts.

Let's talk about measurements.

Whisper White base, 9" x 9"
Lovely Lipstick, 8 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Crumb Cake, 8 1/4" x 8 1/4"
Large Square: White Wood Textures DSP, 4 1/2" x 4 1/2", Lovely Lipstick, 4 3/4" x 4 3/4", 
Blueberry Bushel, 4 7/8" x 4 7/8"
2 Rectangles: White Wood Textures DSP, 2" x 4 1/2", Lovely Lipstick, 2 1/4" x 4 3/4", 
Blueberry Bushel, 2 3/8" x 4 7/8"
Square: White Wood Textures DSP, 2" x2", Lovely Lipstick, 2 1/4" x 2 1/4", 
Blueberry Bushel, 2 3/8" x 2 3/8"

Now let's talk about what stamp sets were used.

This element features the Lift Me Up stamp set and the Up & Away thinlits. I used one of our new Pearlized Doilies in two of the corners.

I love this piece! It says it's all about summer to me. The chair is from one of my favorite stamp sets ever, Colorful Seasons. The "fireworks" are from our new Birthday Backgrounds set.

I had so much fun making this cute little scene. The star of the show is the cute little bull dog from the Sitting Pretty set and the bench! Do you not love how cute it is? The Pretty Park framelits dies are so cool. I also used the sweet little topiary plant from Vertical Greetings. I colored it using our Stampin' Write markers. The America banner is from the Pick A Pennant set, and let me tell you, my Stamparatus was awesome in helping me stamp this. To add dimension and a little more color, I added a Stitched Shapes Framelits circle (I know, I adore these and use them all the time) backed by a Layering Framelits scalloped circle.

This last square has no stamping but show off some of our new framelits. The "wreath" and little heart are from the Stitched Labels Framelits. The star is from the Wood Crate Framelits.

I hope I've inspired you to make a framed art piece to display in your home.
Any questions, let me know. I am happy to help.

For more inspiration, click on any name in the list. Thanks so much for stopping by.
Stay Crafty!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

ICS Blog Hop, New In-Colors and Varied Vases

Hi Crafty Friends!
It's the first Wednesday of the month and that means, it's time for the Inspire, Create, Share blog hop.

And this month, we are showing off the new 2018-2020 Stampin' Up In Colors. They are so lovely and bright, let's take a look.

This pic doesn't quite do them justice. Let me wow you with how awesome they are, especially when accompanied by the Varied Vases bundle.

I just love these colors, and I know that I will have fun creating with them for the next two years. 
Here's a short video I made last month that explains our in colors and our new redesigned ink pads.

Now, let's take a closer look at my cards.

Isn't the vase super cute? The stamp set has a coordinating punch for the vases, making the creating quick and easy.

I've used the new In Color 6x6 Designer Series Paper and the new In Color ribbons. We'll be making one of these cards at my Open House event coming up on this Sunday, June 10. I'm going to mix and match the colors in the packets, so people can have fun exploring the new in colors. 
It's all so pretty, I can hardly contain myself! 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I know you are going to want to continue on and see what Mary Kate has to share. Click her name or the button below.

As always, need help shopping, have questions, just want to say hi, contact me.
Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Ribbon and Paper Shares

Hi Crafty Friends!

I am so excited about the start of the new Stampin' Up catalog. It is full of tons of amazing craft supplies. I can't wait to put my order in and to get crafting with all the new stuff! Too bad I can't buy it all... Maybe you feel the same way? I have a solution in regards to the new ribbon and paper.

I am hosting a ribbon and paper share!
It's a great way for you to get a little bit of lots of things.

Let's talk ribbons first.

There are four options:

2017-2019 In Color ribbons, 2 yards each of 5 colors. $9.25 (shipping $3)
Berry Burst, Fresh Fig, Lemon Lime Twist, Powder Pink, and Tranquil Tide

2018-2020 In Color ribbons, 2 yards each of 5 colors, $7 (shipping $3)
Blueberry Bushel, Call Me Clover, Grapefruit Grove, Lovely Lipstick, and Pineapple Punch

All the Other Ribbons That Are New, 1-5 yards of each (style and color) depending on style, $32 (shipping $7)
Leaf Ribbon (1 yard), 1/8" Cord (2 yards), 1/4" Mini Striped Ribbon (2 yards), 3/8" Cotton Ribbon (2 yards), 5/8" Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon (2 yards), 1/2" Textured Weave Ribbon (2 yards), Nature's Twine (1 yard), Silver Baker's Twine (5 yards), Medium Baker's Twine (3 yards), 1/2" Satin Ribbon (2 yards), 1/4" Velvet Ribbon (2 yards), Tea Room Ribbon Combo Pack (1 yard), Metallic Ribbon Combo Pack (1 yard)

 All The Ribbons, everything listed above, $49 (shipping $7)

Want more? You can order multiple shares!
Contact me, for total and payment options. 
I will combine shipping when possible.
Live local? Pick up at my house and no shipping charges.
Are you a demo? You get a discount!

NOW, let's talk paper.

There are so many new and wonderful Designer Series Papers. And I want to get them in your hands ready to go. I am offering paper shares, Cut and Ready! I know, so cool! 
For each share, you will receive 18 card bases (6 each of 3 colors, not scored) and 18 pieces of DSP cut to 4" x 5 1/4" (3 each of 6 designs).


Designer Series Paper packs with coordinating card stock, $7 each, ($5 shipping) 
1 of each, $49 (shipping $7)
Twinkle Twinkle, Under the Mistletoe, Nature's Poem, Petal Promenade, Tranquil Textures, Animal Expedition, Best Route

Broadway Bound Speciality Designer Series Paper, $8 ($5 shipping)

Tea Room Speciality Designer Series Paper, $6 ($4 shipping)

All the Papers, $63 ($7 shipping) 1 set of each as listed above 

Contact me, for total and payment options. 
I will combine shipping when possible.
Live local? Pick up at my house and no shipping charges.
Are you a demo? You get a discount!

Want All The Ribbons and All The Papers?
$117 (this price includes discounted shipping) Local? $112

Want to take a closer look at the ribbons and papers? Click HERE or the catalog image below to go to my online store and check out the catalog.

First share order is being placed on Sunday, June 3, at 7pm.
Next share order is going in Sunday June 10 at 7pm.

I'm here to help with all your crafty needs, contact me for more info.
Stay Crafty!