Monday, March 14, 2016


I saw my first robin today!!  With that and all the noise made by the geese coming back, I think we can start thinking Spring is almost here!!  Today I'm sharing the projects we made at our March RubberQueen meeting, my swap card, and a look at an old stamp that is one of my favorites (yes, I'm just like you -- I have my favorites that I will keep forever!!).  The projects from the meeting showcase the awesome Party Pants Stamp Set you can get free for only 2 more weeks during Stampin' Up's! Sale-A-Bration!!  I love it, it is so cute.  Just purchase $50 of product (or a 3-month subscription to My Paper Pumpkin) to get this set or any of the other free product.  If you get this set, I would suggest buying the new Balloon Bouquet Punch in the Occasions Mini, a couple packages of cardstock, some glitter paper, and diamonds (of course).  Just remember, for "every" $50 you spend, you qualify for a free Sale-A-Bration product -- time is running out on this once-a-year promotion!!

A cute little box you can put a gift in or note cards you have designed for that special person!

Love this sentiment -- this is a stamp set I will forever keep!!

Darling design to hold a gift card!! 

Just in time for graduations -- I told you this stamp set was awesome (and you have only seen a few of the stamps!!).

This was my swap card using the new Timeless Textures Stamp Set, Expressions Natural Elements (frosted with the new Wink of Stella Gold Glitter Brush), and the new It's My Party Designer Washi Tape.

I love to take out my favorite old Stampin' Up! product once a month and revisit the joy I felt creating with it when it was new.  I purchased this "Summer by the Sea" stamp set over 10 years ago and the antique brass embellishments almost that long ago!! 
Until next time,

"For the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve and to give his life as a ransom for many."  --  Mark 10:45

Thursday, March 3, 2016


Good morning stampers!  Today I am sharing an alternative idea for using the My Paper Pumpkin kit from December 2015 (yes, I was a little busy in December so it didn't get done until now).  What is My Paper Pumpkin?  Simply said, it is a craft kit you get delivered to your house every month with everything you need included in the box, except your adhesive, to create beautiful projects.  The first month you even get an acrylic block to use with the photopolymer stamp set included in each kit.  For example, this kit (which was a 1-year calendar stand) included 12 stamps, an Ink Spot, 12 printed background papers (all the paper and cardstock is heavy weight), one sheet with over 25 die-cut flowers, 1 sheet of gold foil banners, 1 sheet of white banners, 12 calendars on heavy weight cardstock, 4 yards of gold and white twine, 4 yards of metallic gold thread, 75 adhesive dots, 75 Dimensionals, and 1 metal stand to hold the calendar!!!  Can you believe all of that in one box, for less than $20 -- the stamps alone are worth half of this, and you can use them over and over again!!  I decided not to make the calendar because I already had tons of them and really needed cards for my card ministry.  Yes, the majority of the kits are for cards but you will get some 3-D projects -- and ALL OF THEM ARE ADORABLE!!  If you are interested in getting a box full of fun each month, Stampin' Up! is having a sale until the end of March if you sign up for a 3-month subscription -- plus, you can pick out a free Sale-A-Bration product!!  A win-win situation!  Here is my alternative idea for the calendar:

If you are like me, there are certain stamps that you will always keep because they are timeless.  I made this watercolored bookmark using retired Stampin' Up! stamp sets on both the front and back, with watercolor paper and new Blackberry Bliss Ribbon (it was a special request from my daughter).  I love to stamp with new and old Stampin' Up! product, which never grows old for me!!

This is the back.  I laminated the entire bookmark so it wouldn't curl. 
Until next time,

". . . Your Father knows what you need before you ask him."  --  Matthew 6:8