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!

Geared Up for the new Occasions Catalog & Sale-a-Bration!

I am so excited to have gotten One Tag Fits All at the Stampin’ Up Occasions catalog kick-off 🙂 I ordered the matching punch with my pre-order, which is set to arrive on Thursday. I couldn’t wait, though, so I figured I’d use the Tag Topper Scallop Punch. I used Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding, and Crushed Curry cardstock and markers. I also used Confetti Celebration DSP, Hearts Border Punch, and Pistachio Pudding Thick Bakers Twine. I see great potential with this new set!

Eat Cake 1

Carbs, Schmarbs!

Who wouldn’t be tickled pink getting this Birthday card?  A fun size of 3″ x 5″ that becomes practical when using the Envelope Punch Board to craft the perfect sized matching envelope!


Stamps:  Yippee-Skippee!
Cardstock:  Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Baked Brown Sugar and Whisper White
Paper:  Pistachio Pudding Designer Paper Stack
Punches:  Cupcake Builder, 2 3/8″ Circle, Dotted Scalloped Ribbon Border
Extra:  Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Don’t forget I’m just an email away if you’d like to order something!

Thinking of You

Here’s a sweet, simple card using an array of new products:

Stamp Sets:  Mosaic Madness & Itty Bitty Banners
Cardstock:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Whisper White
Classic Ink:  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding and Strawberry Slush
Lovelies:  Mosaic Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack, Bitty Banners Framelits, Modern Mosaic Embossing Folder, Strawberry Slush Ruffle Stretch Trim Ribbon and Pearl Basic Jewels

Mosiac Thanks

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