Monday, May 25, 2015

It's a catalog open house!!

One of my most favorite times of the year is when we have a new catalog come out! I love to look through a brand new catalog. I don't know how you do it, but I first look at all the stamp sets. Then I go back through it again and look at the accessories. Then it's through a third time for all of the beautiful samples and so on and so on.

Today was my catalog open house. Of course, we handed out catalogs and drooled over them. We also had two make n takes that I provided to showcase new product.

To introduce the new 2015-2017 In Colors, we made this book mark. It was cased from Carrie Cudney who is a Stampin' Up Home office big wig. It features the new In colors as well as a new stamp set and some beautiful lace ribbon. 
SPOILER ALERT: The "flag" at the end of the bookmark is PERFECT!!!! It really gives a nice PUNCH don't you think?

Our second project was a card. When I saw this stamp set, I was in LOVE!!! It is such a cute stamp set and I'm sure there are so many things you can do with it. This card also shows us some new Washi Tape and some new DSP.

Have a great day!
Happy Stamping!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Flower Pot Princess

When I first saw the 2014-2015 catalog, the Flowerpot DSP was the first thing I wanted to buy. I have loved, loved, loved this paper. It makes for a really fun scrapbook page.

I love the vibrant colors of this DSP. Everything about it makes me happy.

Funny Girl, describes this little girl perfectly. She loves everything her brothers do. Of course she couldn't resist playing the piano with them.

In these pictures, she is wearing a hat my brought back from Peru. She absolutely loves it. Also as a side note, see how I took the image of the rose from the DSP and make my journaling flower to look just like it.

Have a great day and Happy Stamping!

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Toothless in Seattle

It's time for another Project Life page. It really is amazing how many little things happen during your month that make such a fun thing to remember. Both of my boys needed some teeth to be pulled. (Yeah for them.) Anyway, I thought to myself as I was comfortably standing that this was a Project Life moment.

I realize as I look at this page, that there's another subject I need to address first. The top picture is of my daughter. This is the perfect reason why I like project life so much. This is a picture of her right after we made our first batch of brownies together. I let her lick the spoon. After I saw how dirty her face was, I took a picture to send to may husband. I realized later that if it wasn't for Project Life, I probably wouldn't remember this picture. There's not enough pictures to do an entire scrapbook layout so this was perfect.

Here are the pictures of my boys with their teeth. They did such a great job. It was funny to watch them afterwards. Because their mouths were numb, they would try to smile and would look goofy.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

To the "Best Dad Ever"

Of course this post is totally about my husband..... just kidding. Although he is the best dad ever, this post is actually about a father's day card. As you all know, we celebrate Father's Day is June. I came across this card on Pinterest. It's cased from Diane Barnes. You can see her original post here.

This is such a cute card. I love how you take the hexagon punch to make a "nut". The trick is to use the 1/2 inch circle, punch it first and then center the hexagon punch around the circle.

I also changed things up and used some of the silver foil paper to make some "nuts". The "best dad ever" stamp is from And Many More.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

To the Newlyweds

June is the month of weddings. Believe me, my parents fridge is covered in wedding announcements. I new that my ladies would appreciate a wedding card so I had to come up with one. Once again, I wanted to use a retiring stamp set. I decided on Mixed Bunch. This stamp set was so hot when it was first released.

I really like this card because it has kind of a early 1900's look. The paper is from the paper pack All Abloom. "For the Newlyweds" is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I also featured Strawberry Slush and Pistachio Pudding card stock.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Tag It!

So every month I host a card club where my ladies come and make 3 projects. This month I wanted to focus on all the stuff that is retiring. We also have a theme this session which is Everything birthday. 

I find that sometimes, especially when my kids have a birthday party, that I just need a tag. I thought it would be fun if we made three different tags.

Here they are together. I used the Cycle Celebration stamp set. This is such a cute stamp set, but I don't think I used it as much as I would have like to.

Our first tag features baloons made with the small oval punch (retired) and the stamp set Amazing Birthday. We also focused on all the chevron ribbon that is being retired.

This second tag is unique because it's too big to fit in the tag topper that I used on the other two tags. So to make it look like a tag, I actually used the envelope punch board and punched the edge of the paper with the board. I also cut some of the Sweet Taffy DSP and used the fringe scissors to make it look like grass.

Our last tag is probably my favorite. I love this stamp in the Cycle Celebration stamp set. It was fun to use the candles as a background and then I finished it off with the "celebrate a SWEET birthday".

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!!!!

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Another Project Life

Today's post is really quick. It's another 6x8 Project Life by Stampin' Up page.

This is one of my favorite pages. It's so simple yet stunning. I start with the picture and picked my color scheme from the flowers. I then took a 3x4 card that already had the calendar on it and stamped all the days in February that something important happened.

The great thing about Project Life is that you don't always have to use the cards either. You can just put pictures in like I did on this page. I just print my pictures out as 4x6 and then cut them down to size.

That's all for today. Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stamping "Memory Keeping"

Friday, May 15, 2015

Happy Birthday.... again!

So like everyone, I have a stash of cards that I go to when I don't have time to make a card and need one really quick. I found this card in that stash. I actually made it last year for my son's birthday and then I forgot to give it to him.

So the DSP and stuff on it may be retired, but it's such a cute card that I decided it was still worth a show.

I believe this DSP was in the 2014 Occasions Catalog. Sorry I don't have the name of it. However, I love the color scheme and the way it all pull together. Just a simple little birthday card.

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by and

Happy Stamping

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Peace, Love & Cupcakes. Oh My!

Today's post features Note cards & Envelopes. Have you ever considered using these things? You get 20 cards & envelopes for $5.95. That's a great deal! They come in Whisper White and Crumb Cake.

Here's the entire set of cards together. They feature the stamp set, Peace, Love & Cupcakes. When I saw this set, I thought it would make some fun cards. I especially thought that younger girls might enjoy it as well.

Here is an individual look at each card.

As you can see, each card has the same basic design using the different images from the stamp set. Once again I am featuring the Sweet Taffy DSP.

-Whisper White note cards & envelopes
-Sweet Taffy DSP
-Peace, Love & Cupcakes Stamp set
-Handheld Stapler & Staples
-Inks & Cardstock: Pacific Point, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo & Pumpkin Pie

Thanks for stopping by.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Project Life by Stampin' Up!

Ok, it's time to talk about a subject that is very near & dear to my heart. MEMORY KEEPING. I have been a scrap booker since I was 16 years old. I feel very strongly that our children NEED to see themselves in pictures and books. Now I'm not saying they have to be fancy, I'm just saying that it's import for children to know they aren't just floating around in cyber space or on your phone.

That having been said, I introduce to you PROJECT LIFE by Stampin' UP. I know that Project Life has been around sometime, but Stampin' Up has finally joined the family. It's like peanut butter and jelly if you ask me. It's taken me some time to figure out Project Life, but I think I'm starting to get a grip on it and can I just say, I LOVE it.

In this post I am focusing on the 6x8 Project Life album. I had a hard time at first deciding if I wanted to do this size or the 12x12. In the end, I decided on both for different reasons.

In my 6x8 album I have decide to focus on things that happen during each month. Mostly likely they little things that the kids do or that we celebrate. However, they are also events that don't usually have enough pictures to do an entire page like holidays and birthdays. Plus there's just a different feel to the way you "keep your memories" with Project Life.

As you can see, I started in January of 2015. This page shows our gender reveal to our kids. My daughter is holding the letter that the ultra sounds tech wrote the baby's gender on. This was a very simple page to make. I believe I used the "Happiness Is" kit from Stampin' Up. (It retires June 2, and it's 50% off!!)

Stay tuned for some more posts of Project Life by Stampin' Up. I love this system and it feels GOOD to get something accomplished like this. Thanks for stopping by and 

Happy Stamping!!!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!!

I wanted to show you the card I made for my mom. She's actually in my stamp club and made the first Mother's Day card we did. I decided I couldn't give her the same one she'd already made so I came up with a different one.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Cycle Celebration

So I'm very excited today to share my little sister's birthday card with you. I guess I shouldn't call her "little" she is an adult after all, but she's still little to me none the less. Anyway, I decided to use Cycle Celebration which is retiring at the end of this month. Don't forget to check out the retired list here. The bike in this set reminded me of her because she loves to bike.

Isn't this such a fun, bright card? The DSP is Sweet Taffy. Also used were the Labels framelits, Brights Buttons & Candy Dots.

Geez, this card is starting to remind of Willie Wonka's candy store with all the colors, sweet taffy, candy dots.........

Anyway, thanks for stopping by today to check it out.

Happy Stamping!

Monday, May 4, 2015

In A Galaxy far, far, away......

Welcome everyone to May 4th, 2015. You all know what today is right? 
It's "May the 4th be with you" Day!!
 That's right if you're a Star Wars fan you knew that. If you didn't, that's ok too. I have a son who loves Star Wars so I decided I would make him a card to celebrate the occasion! He was planning activities all weekend for today.

Since I don't really have any Star Wars stamp sets, I knew I would have to use punch art. I also knew that Star Wars and Angry Birds had met so this seemed like the best option to make a card.

It took me a while to get it right and believe it or not, the hair was the hardest part. I found an image online and that's what I copied. I also like the "starburst" feature because I think it looks like the "lightspeed" that you see in Star Wars. 

I didn't have time today to make a picture of the different pieces I used on the bird, but I will list the punches.
Body- 2 " circle
Clothes- 1/2 of a wide oval with a little niche punched out with the small oval. A strip of Soft suede for the belt and glitter paper for the buckle.
Hair- It's half of a 1 3/4" circle. I used my fringe scissors to get the waves just right! The eyebrows are just small scraps that I trimmed to be the right size.
Eyes- The White part if the bigger circle in the Owl builder punch and then I just colored in the black part.
Beak- I cut a small square and folded it on the diagonal.

I think it turned out pretty cool. My son was super excited to see it. So it only feels appropriate that as I sign off , I must say