Say Goodbye to the Purple Monkeys!

My stepdaughter Shanice asked me to make cards for her children’s teachers. She requested purple monkeys with glitter – hilarious! I had so much fun making these cards. I am sad to see all 3 of these stamp sets retire in 2 days. I decided to go with a lighter shade of purple to coordinate effortlessly with the retired 2013-2015 In Colors. I like to call them the “Ice Cream Colors”. So yummy!  Look closely and you will see the Dazzling Diamonds glitter on each little monkey’s tummy.  So darling! I hope Shanice agrees!

Purple Monkeys Purple Monkeys 2

Stamp Sets: Zoo Babies, Banner Banter, All Boxed Up (inside)
Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper:  2013-2015 In Colors Stack
Ink (Stampin’ Write Markers):  Wisteria Wonder, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Coastal Cabana
Lovelies: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Pistachio Pudding Thick Bakers Twine
Tools:  1” Square Punch, Postage Stamp Punch

Let me know if you want to get your hands on any of these retiring stamp sets! Only 2 days left!

If you want more inspiration, be sure to visit my Pinterest boards! I have a ridiculous number of boards – arranged by type and themes for cards, scrapbooking and papercrafting!


Hunter Thinks I’m Sweet!

This year for my Birthday, sweet Hunter Danette


made me a set of 13 cards. I wanted to showcase this one today because it uses what would typically be considered a Valentine’s stamp set.  We show our love 364 other days of the year, too, so why keep this cute set confined to just one day?  Nice job, Hunter!


Stamp Set:  You Plus Me
Cardstock:  Coastal Cabana, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer Paper, Stacked with Love Designer Series Paper Stack
Ink:  VersaMark
Lovelies:  Labels Collection Framelits, Rhinestones, White Embossing Powder

Remember to share your love of stamping with those you love!

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

Remember to share your love of stamping with those you love!

Roar for the In Colors!

Have I mentioned that I love the 2013-2015 In Colors? Here’s an adorable example of using all five In Colors!

Stamp Set:  Zoo Babies
Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush & Whisper White
Classic Ink Pads:  Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding & Strawberry Slush
Lovelies:  Pistachio Pudding Ruffled Ribbon, Stripes Embossing Folder, 1 1/4″ Square Punch & 1 3/8″ Square Punch

Zoo Babies

Thinking of You

I am just loving the 2013-2015 In Colors and the Ruffled Ribbon!


Stamp Sets:  Mixed Bunch and Sweet Essentials
Cardstock:  Baked Brown Sugar, Crisp Cantaloupe, Costal Cabana, and Whisper White
Classic Ink:  Coastal Cabana
Lovelies:  Coastal Cabana Ruffled Ribbon, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, 1 1/4″ Square Punch, and Fancy Fan Embossing Folder


Thinking of You