Lovely Amazing Hunter

I wanted to make a sweet card for my sweet Hunter.  Everything “mini” is automatically cuter, so I chose Whisper White Notecards, which are 5″ x 3.5″.  I knew I wanted to use the brand new set Lovely Amazing You.  Stampin’ Up! just released this photopolymer set and it’s a huge hit – better get it while supplies last!  I also took advantage of a couple Sale-A-Bration items on this card.  Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper is perfectly happy as both the background of the card as well as the envelope liner.  Best Year Ever Accessory Pack comes with both 3 colors of ribbon as well as 2 sizes of 3 colors each for the buttons.  The Calypso Coral button adds a great splash of color.  Punches make this card super easy and fun!

Lovely Hunter

Stamps:  Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Best Year Ever Designer Series Paper
Ink:  Coastal Cabana
Lovelies:  1 3/4″ Circle Punch, 2″ Circle Punch, 2 3/8″ Scallop Circle Punch, Best Year Ever Accessory Pack, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine, Envelope Liners Framelits

Lovely Amazing You
Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set, Item# 140594, $14.95

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Blah Blah Blah…Gimme Some Caffeine!

My daughter, Sydney, is a Senior in High School.  Just like a typical teen, she stays up pretty late at night and doesn’t get a decent amount of sleep.  Hence, her vocabulary in the morning involves a lot of noises that may or may not be actual English words.  Her friend works at a coffee shop across the street from the school, so Syd gets a pretty steady stream of caffeine.  When I first saw Stampin’ Up!’s stamp set Perfect Blend, I instantly thought of Syd.  Problem was, though, I didn’t like the 2 sentiments it came with. I did some internet searching and found the PERFECT sayings to go with this cup!  Both are from Art Impressions – the “blah blah blah” stamp on the outside and the inside…drumroll, please!  “NEVER underestimate the power of being properly caffeinated.”  LOVE LOVE LOVE!  This card will be slipped into Sydney’s school bag tomorrow (cause I’m sneaky like that!)


Stamp Sets:  SU Perfect Blend, Art Impressions UMG1664 & UMG4144
Cardstock:  Garden Green, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
Ink:  Garden Green, Memento Tuxedo Black
Blendabilities:  Crumb Cake, Smoky Slate, Color Lifter
Lovelies:  Word Bubbles Framelits, Ovals Framelits, ZigZag Embossing Folder, Regals Candy Dots

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Birthday Butterfly

I just can’t get enough of the gorgeous Butterflies Thinlits…they are so beautiful and the medium sized one is my absolute favorite! They coordinate beautifully with the Butterfly Basics stamp set. They are available for a limited time in the Stampin’ Up! Occasions catalog – as a bundle! Save 15% when you buy both! Love Love Love saving money…to buy MORE stamping stuff!  I die cut the medium sized butterfly twice – once in Naturals White and once in Rose Red and layered them for added dimension.  When I stamped the fern, I inked it up once, then stamped it 3 times for varying degrees of color.  I colored the rhinestones with the medium Wild Wasabi blendabilities marker.  I love the way this turned out!

Birthday Butterfly

Stamp Set:  Butterfly Basics
Cardstock:  Rose Red, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Naturals White
Ink:  Rose Red, Pear Pizzazz
Lovelies:  Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Honeycomb Embossing Folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Rhinestones, Wild Wasabi Blendabilities

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Hunter’s First PPA Challenge!

Happy 15th Birthday to Hunter! She decided to participate in the Pals Paper Arts challenge this week – Color Challenge PPA239:


She wanted to do a vintage cards, so she broke in a stamp set I hadn’t used yet – Just a Note Vintage Sentiment Tags from Just Rite Clear Stamps.  She did a lot of sponging to get that old-time vintage feel. She also liked the Cherry Cobbler on it and used Blendabilities to color some pearls. Nice 🙂

Hunter PPA challenge

Stamp Sets:  Just a Note Vintage Sentiment Tags, SU Four Frames
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Typeset DSP
Ink:  Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Real Red
Lovelies:  Antique Brad, Pearls, Decorative Label Punch, Crumb Cake & Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities

Happy Stamping!

Hunter’s Hues & Celebrating Swaps

Today we are snowed it, so it’s been a fun stamping day for Hunter and me. I wanted something bright and happy to send out to my group of 7 ladies around the U.S. that I swap cards with each month and it’s the perfect time to sit down and make a stack of cards.  I knew I wanted Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow, but I just couldn’t figure out what third color to use.

Hunter came up with a super fun color combo that really allows the colors to pop. I told her we need to post color inspiration for people, so we came up with the name “Hunter’s Hues”.  Let us know what you think!

Pool Party Mossy Meadow Tangelo Twist

Pool Party     Mossy Meadow     Tangelo Twist

I knew I wanted to make balloons, so here’s what we came up with:

6th Swap

Stamp Set:  Celebrate Today
Cardstock:  Mossy Meadow, Tangelo Twist, Whisper White, Birthday Bash Specialty DSP
Ink:  Tangelo Twist, Pool Party
Lovelies:  Circle Card Thinlits, Balloon Framelits, Tangerine Tango Bakers Twine, Rhinestones, Bermuda Bay Blendabilities

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Hooray It’s Your Day – Card Time!

I can’t say enough about how much I am in love with the Hooray It’s Your Day card kit and stamp set! They are so much fun and it’s the first time I’ve used the Stampin’ Spritzers (2 come in the kit).  Totally hooked on spritzing now!  It also comes with two stencils that are a nice quality plastic. They can be reused indefinitely!  Here’s a Birthday card I made for my friend’s daughter:

Hooray Balloon

The kit makes 5 each of 4 different designs. This is one of them. Here are the rest of them:

Hooray It's Your Day Cards

Here’s what the kit looks like:

Hooray It's Your Day

And here’s what the stamp set looks like:

Hooray It's Your Day Stamp Set

Click here for an awesome video from Stampin’ Up about the kit!

If you would like to order the components to make these super fun cards, here are the supplies you need:

139166   Hooray It’s Your Day Project Kit    $ 24.95
137164   Hooray It’s Your Day Stamp Set    $ 13.95
131171   Bermuda Bay Ink Pad    $ 5.95
126948   Melon Mambo Ink Pad    $ 5.95
119672   Daffodil Delight Ink Refill    $ 2.95
131166   Pistachio Pudding Ink Refill    $ 2.95

Total: $ 56.70

To put it in perspective, the 20 cards end up being $2.84 each with reusable tools that you can use on so many other things!

During Sale-A-Bration, this order qualifies you for your choice of one free item in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure!

Sale-A-Bration ends on March 31st, so don’t wait!

NEW RELEASE! Lovely, Amazing You

Hello, everyone! Today I would like to share with you the release of Stampin’ Up!’s newest photopolymer set – Lovely Amazing You.  It has 5 sentiments with a beautiful cursive font. It also comes with stamps of an envelope, soft feather and tiny heart.  I can’t wait to get my hands on this set!

Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set by Stampin' Up!

Item# 140594              $14.95

Here are samples from the stampin’ up! blog to help get your creativity kicked into high gear!

Lovely Amazing You SamplesLove You More than ChocolateHello TagHappy Heart CardGood Wishes CardLovely CardFeathered Thank You Card

The last two samples are my favorites – I’m definitely going to CASE those!  Happy stamping to everyone!

Wedding Card for the Color Challenge

Pals Paper Arts has a super fun color challenge for this week:


The colors say “Valentine’s Day Card”, but after putting on the flowers, Hunter and I agreed that it looked more like a Wedding card.  So, that’s what it became!

For the New Mr And Mrs

Stamp Sets:  Petal Potpourri, Petite Pairs
Cardstock:  Rose Red, Pink Pirouette, Basic Gray, Whisper White
Ink:  Rose Red, Basic Gray
Lovelies:  Polka Dot Embossing Folder, Whisper White Organza Ribbon, Petite Oval Punch, Flower Medallion Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Epoxy Stickers

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February Baby

A coworker of mine is located in another building. We’ve never met, but she commissions cards from me on a regular basis. Come to think of it, we’ve never even spoken on the phone! Only through messages.  Some day I’ll have to meet her.  In the meantime, I’ll keep making cards for her.  This latest one is for the parents of a new baby girl.  She wanted Valentine colors and something cute.  She was very specific on what she wanted it to say, so I used the font “guess what” and typed it up on my computer.  Here’s my creation for her:

February Owl Baby

Stamp Sets:  Banner Banter, Simple Serif Alphabet & Numbers (retired)
Cardstock:  Real Red, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink:  Real Red, Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake
Punches:  Banner, Hearts Border, Owl Builder, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (retired)
Dies:  Word Bubbles Framelits
Lovelies:  Whisper White Baker’s Twine, 10mm Google Eyes (non-su)

Contact me at if you would like to place an order!  Sale-a-Bration is going strong for just two more months! Earn exclusive items for free! Ask me how!

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