Monday, June 22, 2015


Yes, yes!!  I am in love with Stampin' Up's! new Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set.  You can find this stamp set on the inside back cover of your new 2015-2016 Catalog, and the new coordinating Tree Builder Punch on Page 167.  Did you know that every time this stamp set is purchased, Stampin' Up! donates $3.00 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC)?  To date, over ONE MILLION DOLLARS has been donated to RMHC and their network of local RMHC chapters from Stampin' Up!!!  That means it is going back to your community to keep families together when they are receiving medical treatment far from home.  Every year a new stamp set is created by Stampin' Up! to make a difference just for the RMHC, and I think this year's set is the "cat's meow" (yes, I love ice cream!!).  A couple of weeks ago I posted gift bags using this stamp set and today I have a card we did at Saturday's class (and some of the other projects we did):

Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set
Kinda Eclectic Stamp Set

Celebrate Today Stamp Set with the new Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Pack

Bonus project to demonstrate the awesome new Gift Bag Punch Board.  Product used included the new You're So Sweet Stamp Set, with the new "to-die-for" Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper, new Triple Banner Punch, and new Lots of Labels Framelits.
Until next time,
"I have called you friends."  --  John 15:15

Friday, June 12, 2015


Brrrrr!!  Where did our Spring and Summer go?  I'm thinking right about now that we jumped right into Fall.  Between the rain and cold weather, I still haven't pulled out the crop pants (let alone shorts) yet this spring.  Oh yah, there were a couple of days that were truly awesome, but surely not enough for me.  So guess what I have been doing?  Yep, you guessed it -- a lot of stamping, cleaning out the old, and getting ready for my large order of new Stampin' Up! product on its way to me.  In all honesty, it really has been a great week for me with open houses, seeing people that I haven't seen in a long time, and spending time with my children -- what more can a girl ask for?  So here are a couple of crafting things I've done this week:

I'm still working on my great-granddaughter's Epic Day This and That Journal.  Of course this is a discontinued product now (along with most all of the embellishments I am using); but, hopefully, these journals will show up sometime in SU's on-line site in the "clearance" section.  You can also just substitute the designer paper with current product, and just CASE these layouts.

You might want to right-click with your mouse on this picture, then select "open in new page," and hover with your mouse over the picture to select the plus sign to enlarge so you can see the embellishments better.  I loved doing this page and making the little dresses using the Owl Punch.

Here is a close-up, but it still would be better to enlarge.  These pages look so much better in real life. 

Graduation card for open house using the Bravo Stamp Set and the new Triple Banner Punch.
The inside.
Until next time,


"We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works."  --  Ephesians 2:10

Wednesday, June 3, 2015


Last night was our June RubberQueen meeting.  So exciting seeing the new product and crafting ideas that the others designed.  Ronda created 5 cards using the new 2015-2017 In-Colors Ink, Cardstock, and Ribbon for our make'n takes and brought lots of samples from her swaps while in Hawaii with all the other demonstrators who won the 10-day dream vacation from Stampin' Up!  Here are the creations I made for the WOW table and my swap card:

My swap card featuring the new You've Got This Stamp Set, Watermelon Wonder Cardstock and Marker, Cucumber Crush Marker, and Neutrals Designer Series Paper Pack (Sahara Sand).

The inside.

For the WOW table I made 3 different-sized boxes using the new Gift Bag Punch Board.  This was the largest bag featuring the You've Got This and Sprinkles of Life (sentiment) Stamp Sets, the new Banner Triple Punch (punches 3 different banner widths -- love it!!), and Blackberry Bliss Cardstock and Marker.

This is the medium sized gift bag featuring the new Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set; Tree Builder Punch; Tip Top Taupe Ink; and Cucumber Crush, Watermelon Wonder, and Mint Macaron Cardstock.

And my smallest gift bag featuring the new Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set and Watermelon Wonder Cardstock again.

Here are all three boxes together so you can get an idea of the size differences.
Until Next Time,

"Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you."
--  Matthew 7:7